Gonna Be Good!

Well good afternoon on this sunshiny day.  But don’t let that fool you.  It is 7 degrees and the forecast says it will go to the minus area as the day wears on.  The wind is 16 mph and it doesn’t take long for the forehead to start aching when you are out in it.  First after feeding the zoo I waited until the garbage truck came by and watch the mess from Christmas  finally get dumped.

This cart plus the one we borrowed from the neighbor were filled to overflowing .]

Last week on pickup day the truck couldn’t get to it so until yesterday we had no place to put what we had accumulated this last two weeks.  Then the neighbor across the street let us use her cart also.  For most people this wouldn’t bother but it did me greatly.

It seems I could do nothing right this year so far.  On New Years eve I forgot to hold money in my hand at midnight (a tradition) so I can’t say that this year will be wealthy.  I also didn’t kiss anyone at midnight (in fact I didn’t even say much) another sign that I will be lonesome.  It also seems that my expenses are growing too.

The decorations were put away yesterday .

It took Cindy, David,  and me all day to get everything packed up and in the shed.  At least there won’t be a big to do about decorating for January.

Son Lesley is still in the hospital in Ann Arbor with a herniated disc.  They are trying an injection first but if that doesn’t work it will mean surgery.  He is in a lot of pain but there is nothing I can do to help.

On the bright side I’m going to work on my jig saw puzzle now that there is room to set it up.

I plan on chicken thighs in Shake n Bake  for our supper tonight with a side vegetable.  I’m going to have to start cooking meals for a while to empty out the freezer a little.   We have things to eat but they must be cooked.

I  have to get into my binders and start typing up the old recipes that are hand written.  I know I still have fruit for jam making to take care of soon.  So it is basically just getting up and doing these things instead of sitting around and worrying about things I can’t fix.

I have a wall full of encouraging words to read every day so I better start reading them.  It is going to turn into a great year if I can just get through this rough spot.

I hope all is going well for you so until next time I’m gone!



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About Momma

Now 83-years-old on February 22 and I'm still on the right side of the grass.. Mother of two sons and one daughter (Bloggers SEB and Cindyisms are two of them). I'm Grandmother of three. I have lived with my daughter for nine months now and she hasn't kicked me out yet. I stay active with household chores,and feeding my zoo. (3 cats, 1 dog, and 2 birds.) Retired after 29 years+ at Michigan Bell Telephone and ten+ years with The Oakland Press. I was active with the telephone company union and a Dale Carnegie graduate. I work at crocheting, knitting, making ornaments, and other projects. I do a little canning. I trained with the Michigan Bell Clown troupe and then I was a clown doing parades, parties, and picnics for about 15 years. My other passions are music from the 50s through the 80s, reading, birds, flowers, my pets, big cats, and of course blogging!

3 thoughts on “Gonna Be Good!

  1. Sorry to hear about Les – at least he’s in a place that can (hopefully) help manage his pain.
    On the New Year’s Eve situation – I gave up & went to bed around 11:40 – just too tired and really DIDN’T care about all the hoopla! (no money in the hand, no midnight kiss, just SLEEP!) Not gonna worry about any of it – just keep saying: “It’s all going to work out OK!” (I have a saying on my wall: “Everything will be OK in the end; it it’s not OK – it’s not the end!”
    Love you!!!

  2. January is always a hard time to get through as is Feb. I rely on the radio all day and even leave it on at night too.

    Daughter in law brought all my week’s shopping along late this afternoon so need not go out any more now. Been cold and wet. Alas nothing to look forward to now for some time ahead.

    Marion England

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