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!

Some Bad Some Fun

OK so I pissed someone off!!  At least enough for this to happen

Look like a new mailbox is in my future.

Just when you think your getting a little bit ahead this happens.  I took my hammer, pliers, and some assorted hand tools out to the street.  I tried  to fix it but to no avail.  Why did they choose us I have no idea but I don’t have the mind of an AS*****E so I can’t figure it out.  I’ll just have to bite the bullet.  But in my heart I know what comes around goes around and they will get theirs eventually.   As you can tell I’m a little down!

I went to son Wes’ tonight and picked up costumes and wigs for Cindy and I to wear to Bunco.

This is one of the last costumes I made.

I even have the purple wig,

I even brought one of my older costumes for Cindy.

I don’t know if she will wear it or not.

I did start my new Dean Koontz novel The Forbidden Door but am in no hurry to finish it because the next book in that series won’t be out until May next year.

When i was over by Wes’ I checked at Kroger’s for chopped pimiento but they didn’t have it.  I need it for the chip dip so I guess I’ll buy stuffed olives and pull  the insides out of them as a last resort.  ( More than one way to skin a cat ),

Well my friend it is a little after 9 pm and I still have a few things to do so I’ll say Good Night!







A Short One

Good morning on the 16th of October that is 37 degrees with a promise of 52 by  5 pm.  It forecasts to be sunny all day.  This is not warm enough to sit outside in the swing for long but I’ll brave it for a while.  I really should walk a couple of blocks also because I have been sitting too much.

I finished Dean Koontz’s The Silent Corner  this morning and will be getting his The Forbidden Door tomorrow.  This will put me back in sequence on the Jane Hawks Series.  I have found it to be  interesting.

Nothing going on worth talking about just the usual do chores,  fed the zoo, etc.

I feel pretty good, sleeping well, and still considering working on my ornament kits.

Onyx is out climbing today.

The November issue

This arrived yesterday in time for something to read.

Well I have to get a shower and get dressed so this will be a short visit.  See you later!


Working On Things For The Coming Winter

Good morning almost noon!  I slept until a little after 8 this morning and when I got up the kitchen looked like a major food fight had hit it,  So I started with the stove pulling the burner grids and putting them in the dishwasher.  I cleaned the top of the stove, the tea kettle, and put a iron fry pan in the sink and cleaned it. .  Next I checked for anything to add to the dishwasher and started it,

I then fed the zoo. taking  time to refill the containers. make the labels. and labeled them with the names of the animals on them.

The labels

Yesterday I pulled summer clothes out of the closet and dresser putting them in the cedar chest after I pulled the winter stuff out.  I hung the winter clothes up and put some of  in the dresser.  I changed the sheets and put the the flannel ones on my bed.  The others I washed and put in the chest.  I found my heavy blanket and added that to my bed.  I also have a portable  heater in my room to warm it up.  So I’m pretty well set for warmth in my bedroom.  While I checked out the clothes I took the ones too large for me in a bag to be given away. I rearranged the shelf in the closet getting rid of a couple of boxes.  I found one my boxes with ornament kits in It so I think I’ll spend some time making these. Also I’m still working on reading my novel so I have plenty to do.

I have been outside taking trash to the cart so I know it is cold out.  I haven’t check the temperature yet because I really don’t want to know it!

I hope all is going well with you.  Stay warm and look forward to Halloween.

Lots Of Things

Well I finally made it back again.  Yesterday I spent part of the time with a nurse from United Health Home Visit.  This was my first visit and was very informative.  I had a check up, a review on my medications, and a note for my personal doctor about the visit and what was suggested on what I should follow through on.

I also got this lap size cover.

Our latest Halloween addition that Cindy picked up is now  in the bathroom.

Now we can shower with an owl!

Just another thing to make us smile when we enter the room.

The weather today is at 49 degrees with a wind at 15 mph.  It has threatened rain all day but nary a drop has fallen.  I did locate my red Winter jacket because It is slowly getting cooler every day.

David drove me to the grocery store and I picked up a few items that we needed.  I now have an Apple turnover with my name on it sitting on the counter.  (I had to take a break and get rid of the hick ups.)

In the near future we are going to get a comfy  living room chair with an ottoman and pitch out the old sofa.   It is time to retire it.

I’m almost half way through Dean Koontz’s THe Silent Corner  but I’m having trouble because I have already read what would be the second book in the series.  I will finish though because It explains a few things I had questioned on in the second book.  I’ll get it clear in my head before I’m done.

Well it is almost time for my programs to start so I think I’ll say good night     GOOD NIGHT!






































Thus Is Onyx

This is Onyx.  He joined our zoo a day or two ago.

Cindy said we needed a black cat so she got one.

He spent his first night or two in my room.   He wakes up at 6 am ready to move.  If you don’t he messes with your hair pulling it.  Then moves to your face and if you cover it up he digs around to find you.  On the second morning I gave him my bed and moved to the lazy boy with a heavy cover to stay warm with.

He laid in my way on the vanity

He stayed with me in the my room for two days because  the other animals needed to  be introduced.

He tries to be helpful!


Today he join everyone in the living room.  Now this sweetie doesn’t walk anywhere –he runs.  He spent today racing from one place to another finding out about the room.  Tonight he will move to Cindy’s room.  Maybe I’ll get a good night’s sleep.  Well this makes our zoo 3 cats, 2 birds,and 1 dog.   Only 1 bird is mine.

Well our decorating is pretty well under control so I have to move the boxes in to the back room.

My appointment with the ear doctor went well.  No major changes so no major adjustments were needed.  My next appointment is in Feb.

The Fire Bush in the right front corner of the yard is beginning to turn red.  A sure sign that Fall is here.

I missed the Jenkins family reunion in the area yesterday but I doubt any one noticed.

Well I have some bills to work on so I’ll leave for now.   Have a good week!



That Is It For Now

OK  day 4 and still working on the decorating.  In fact Cindy has been revising some of it so we have something new .

Cindy picked out the new front door design,.

I worked on the archway today

But with some not so nice words.  Standing on a 3 step stool and reaching up is a trip.  This project still needs work.

Cindy redesigned the kitchen shelf tree.

When I look at it all I can think is I’m watching you!!!!

Cindy’s goose now has her Frankenstein look on.

This came home with us yesterday from the grocery store

We just can’t resist them.

The bathroom got a new look.

The beads were added and some candles


Cindy added the mirror design.

Our old friend joined us to sing a bit.

I set up the front window on a plug strip and then couldn’t figure out why my phone didn’t work.

The strip was turned off!!

Going to have to set up differently.  I’ll get David to help me!

Well my program just came on so I’ll close for now.

So Far

All of Halloween so far

The bathroom

The flag

The wreath I made on the porch door

under the porch light 

On the back porch

Living room corner

Living room main panel

New flowers out front.

Just found these

There are different plastic figures hanging on the front yard fences and a large bow on the side gate.

Still not done that is it for now!




Good morning.  I finished Ruth Ware’s In A Dark, Dark Wood yesterday at at 4:48 pm and enjoyed it greatly the mystery, twists, and the I will be back with reading more by Ruth Ware.

My next novel will be Dean Koontz’s The Silent Corner.  I have my book mark in place and will be starting this today.

The forecast calls for cloudy but there was rain earlier.  But this is Michigan so who knows.

I have had soft boiled eggs for breakfast because I’m not eating right.  It is hard when you are fixing for one.

Last night was a bear for sleeping.  Still very sore from the fall and I changed positions a lot.  But I will get better and it will be easier to get comfortable. I am watching where I step because I need to remain upright to get well.  I will being reading and napping this afternoon because my zoo is fed, my chores caught up, and that means I’m free to do what I want.

Decoration will wait and Lily is taking advantage of that

She knows what I feel like

I started another project

I finished the other one so I pulled the new one out.

I picked up 4 or 5 new ones when I found them the other day.  I only had Cindy stop at 3 places before that looking for them.  Where did I find them at the drug store just a few blocks from  my house. ( Wouldn’t you know it!)

Cindy found this the other day.

He ended up in our bathroom.

He does have some very funny comments!

Well I don’t know about you but I’m getting a lot of reading material this last couple of weeks.

A lot of information to absorb

I could drop over dead before I get through all of this!  And you know if I do all this will go in the trash can.  I know it is important to know this stuff but if you are 83 you can care less about it!

Well when you can’t sit outside you have the computer,  the fridge, or you room.  So I guess my room wins.  Take care and I sure would like to know what you are doing!



October Soon Enough

Good Morning on this grey, damp day.  I wanted to get the post out of the way early.  Yesterday I tripped on Libby’s toy and down I went hard.

Results were this. I felt like I had cracked my head open.

All I could think was that I had to take something for the pain and lay down.  Cindy and I had planned a busy day and we were going to Bunco that night.  She had worked the day hours to give us the night off.  In the fall I had hurt my my right arm and shoulder so that was another pain to fight off.  When I had regained a little of my senses we went to Sam’s Club for some items we needed.  I was shaky and was not going out that evening.  Then I remember Cindy had worked the day hours so we could go.  I decided I wasn’t going to spoil her night out so we went.

Sleeping last night was uncomfortable because my forehead and my right side caused me to keep shifting my position.  My stomach is a little angry this morning but I’m going to take it easy.

The living room is full of Halloween decoration.

Boxes all over .

I think I’m going to settle my stomach before I attempt putting things up.

I answer to Pam’s question.

This is like  what I want to knit .

When I’ll get back to it I know know.

I’m on Page 226 of the Ruth Ware novel and it is at the stage where you don’t want to put it down.  I have about 75 pages to finish it.

Well the zoo is fed and my stomach is acting up royally so I’m cutting this short.  Have a good Sunday and may rest of the week go well for us all.



Busy today because I changed my room around.

My bed now sits on the same wall but the headboard is on an inside wall

This leaves the rest of the room open and I can sit at my vanity and see the whole room now. If I sleep on my left side I face the wall but I’m trying to get use to sleeping on my right side as a change up,

This also opens up my view of my vanity that I use as a deck.

This way I don’t have the headboard cutting the room in half.  I spent the morning tearing the bed apart, changing the rails so I would have the headboard under a shelf.  I must admit I had a few chosen words when the frame didn’t want to get reversed and locked together.  But I finally got it done.  I have a couple of bruises on my legs and my arms are looking forward to a rest.  But don’t think I wasn’t proud when it came together.  83 don’t mean a thing when I get something in my head!

Today I didn’t have to buy some goats.

Chris came and mowed the yard.

This being on a corner lot kinda makes it important that it be kept neat.  Thank you Chris.

Cindy bought the Halloween boxes in from the shed so I will be start decorating tomorrow.  I did get something up today,

My goose is already in the front window but that will be changed around when I get the buildings unpacked.

I also have Juicy’s  ( Cindy’s goose) costume to put on tomorrow.  I have a Frankenstein costume for her.

In the hallway

On Cindy’s door.

On my door

On the bathroom door.

In the back of the front room are these fellows

No place is sacred on Halloween.  The best is yet to come.

Well I’m on Chapter 15 of In A Dark, Dark Wood.  I will be picking it up again later today.

It is really windy out this evening and I’m hoping we don’t lose power.  Every body in the house is sleeping but me.  I will be fixing a bite of supper then I’ll return to my room to read for a while.

Have a great weekend and let me know what you are up to!!