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Friday, April 25, 2014


My blue hat...a slouchy beanie.  They seem to be quite popular right now...more so than the tam.  There's really not too much difference...just a little shorter.  Anyway, it's made with acrylic yarn in the color "Blue Suede".  

Went out to Quirk Lake yesterday afternoon and spent some time with Barb and Dan...our best "buddies".  Just sat and talked...enjoyed a few glasses of wine, had dinner and played some cards.  Had a great time.

Today, I hope to start another hat...and then I'll head to work.  I work a total of 2 days per week, which is pretty sad, to say the least.  Oh well...just 2 months and 15 days until I retire.  (And yes, I'm counting them!!!  :)

Have a great day!!!!  I'm going to!!  

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The "BLOB"

Well...do you think "spring has sprung"?  Let's hope so....it sure has been a long time coming.

Now...do you see this "blob" in the tree??  This is Rocky...Rocky Raccoon...and he shows up every spring.  Yes, it's time to take the bird feeders down every night.  Yes, it's a pain in the "backside"....but better than replacing bird feeders every week.

Crocheting?  Made a dish cloth...and gave it to Oggie Dog's babysitter..."just because".  I finished up a blue slouchy beanie and a rainbow colored beanie with a black band.  Turned out pretty cute!!  I'll share photos next time around.

We're heading out to Quirk Lake this afternoon...dinner with our best friends.  Will have them over Monday or Tuesday..might just have to try a new recipe.

Well...guess it's time to get something done around here before we leave. Hope this finds you healthy, wealthy and wise!!!!  Enjoy the day! 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A Life Lesson...The Inevitable

As I looked outside my office window...I noticed my neighbors.    No, we have never met...but watching them was so heart warming-heart wrenching.  I have heard from other neighbors that she has been quite ill and he is now suffering with MS.  A nurse has been showing up twice per day.  But today, as I watched the son help his Mother to the car...it sure got my head spinning. 

My hubby and I are the  both remaining siblings of aging parents and the burden of helping our parents is becoming more inevitable.  No...let me correct myself...it is NOT a burden, but a PRIVILEGE of helping our parents.  They are aging and deteriorating at a rapid pace.  When the phone calls start to come in that they have "left this world", it will be devastating.  But, we all have to go through this, right??   

In the meantime, I am so grateful for my health, the roof I have over my head, the food on my table and I am warm and comfortable.  I "need" nothing.  I am blessed.  And I have realized over the last few weeks, that nothing in this world is as important as your health and happiness.  We only get one chance at this...if I can speak in unfamiliar territory.  :)

Crocheting?  Took it downstairs--never touched it.

Family?  Talked to my Mom yesterday ..she's a "gem".  And  today my father-in-law is getting out of the hospital. for the second time in two weeks.  (Maybe he'll behave himself this time!!)

Hubby?  He might be coming home tomorrow.  Haven't seen him in two weeks. 

Life??  It's a good thing.  We all know the alternative, right??

And last , but not least...PEACE be with You!

Have a wonderful day...this one will be the only one like it!!