Monday, October 03, 2016

Two Friends

On Friday I drove Steve around to pay his bills and this morning I took Steve to the grocery store to buy groceries.  The plan was to have been to drive him around so that he could find some Winter boots to buy, but his funds didn't permit that, so we abandoned that idea and bought some foot powder for his old Wolverines instead.  They are still in perfect shape for another year of wear.

Over the weekend I had fun with Rick.  We didn't do much of anything, but what we did was fun.  As friends, we always have lots of fun together, doing nothing in particular.  Rick and I get along almost as well as Jimmy and I got along, but of course, Jimmy was my husband and treated me as his wife.  Rick is much different, he's my friend, and he treats me rough....not physically, but verbally.  No one has ever talked as bad to me as Rick does, but he is only kidding and trying to make me mad and laugh at the same time.  I don't get mad very easily, but I do get my feelings hurt sometimes, and Rick knows what those things are, and knows just how to push my buttons when he wants to.  Of course, he also knows when he has gone too far and will take a step back and try to smooth things out.  He always knows what to say or do to make things right.  Life is far from dull with Rick.

That was my weekend.  Not very exciting for most people, but it was just the way I like it, minus Rick's painful back and feet from working too hard.  

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Still No Rain

It still hasn't rained here in quite some time now, but because we have a heavy dew every morning everything still looks very green here.  Talking about the weather is very monotonous, but since we have a 60% chance of rain today, we are all hopeful that we'll get some rain.  The trees need rain more than anything, and I suspect that some will die because we've had so little of it lately.

Other than not raining, the last two days have been gorgeous with sunny bright blue skies.  The temps are perfect, not too cold and not too hot.  I've been lazy and only have done what I absolutely have to do these last couple of days.  Unfortunately, today was spent paying some bills that could not be put off any longer.  I like paying my bills on time and today was the deadline for getting them mailed off.  Quite a contrast to when Jimmy was alive and I would pay the bills just as soon as they were received in the mail.  Times have changed and so have my circumstances.

That's about it for today.  Everything is good.  I'm still living, I have money enough to pay my bills, and maybe by the end of October I will have enough money to buy groceries.  I'm fine.  I can't complain.  I have a roof over my head, food in my kitchen, a car in the driveway and I'm still in good health.  I have friends and family who love me.  What more could I ask for.  I'm truly Blessed!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Cloe the Pit Bull

It has looked rainy all afternoon today and it is actually much cooler here since the cloud cover arrived.  I haven't seen a single rain drop, but I did see the neighbor's young pit bull outside barking at my cats, who were trying to nap on my back porch.  I tried to chase the young Cloe away, but she growled at me, so I came back inside and she ran off to find other things to do or to chase.  I decided to go check my mail, and I found Cloe's shock collar in my parking area against the side of my house.  Now I know why Cloe was in my yard, her collar had fallen off and she felt no boundaries.  I picked up her collar and took it and put it on the neighbor's railing so that someone will find it when they get home.

This cloudy day is making me feel sleepy.  I also can't believe how green everything looks just with cloud cover overhead.

How I Spent My Birthday

My birthday was quiet and uneventful, spent doing the same things I do every other weekend with a good friend of mine.  I got to ride as a passenger on his motorcycle and we ate out all weekend.  I got ice cream and also cake which was left over from the Annual Parker Seal get to gather that Callie attended.  Harold & Callie sang me Happy Birthday, and I also got a special Barney Birthday Song which was sang to me by my friend Rick.  I had fun this weekend and that's all that counts.  Being with friends and sharing laughs is what life is all about these days to me since Jimmy died.  I'm seriously thinking of rejoining my family again, because I miss them terribly, but it's just a thought right now.


Friday, September 23, 2016

The Tongue's Cutting Edge

I was feeling really good this morning until someone said to me that I, "was old and worn out anyway."  I couldn't have been cut down any worse, only because tomorrow is my 72nd birthday, and truthfully, I am old and worn out, but it wasn't anything that I wanted to hear said out loud by someone who meant something to me.  I don't think they even know that tomorrow is my birthday.

Being 72 years old is like living on borrowed time.  I'm closer to death than I want to be, so I wake up each morning thankful that I woke up to another beautiful day.  Another chance to live a better life, to do better, treat people better, forgive easily without hesitation,  and to love more.  So why do younger people think it is okay to throw out insults, that they are bound to know will hurt others, or do they even care?

Most of the time I laugh to cover up the hurt I feel inside when I am called disrespectful names or I am bullied.  I only write it here in the hopes that someone who does this to other people will stop and think of what they are really doing, and how they are hurting someone else.  It is much easier to compliment someone than to call them names and cause hurt.  You will be surprised at what can be achieved with compliments instead of condemnation.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Just Chillin

Good Morning!  I feel pretty good today despite a night of wakeful pain in my right upper quadrant, which was relieved by taking 2 large Tum tablets.  A pretty green one and a pink one.

I had a great day yesterday.  I picked up the three piles of brush that I had cut down the day before around the house, but mostly growing within the grape vines, and I dragged the piles to the furthest reaches of my back yard.  I also got out the riding mower and mowed the entire yard, minus the steep bank out front and then when I had finished mowing I hooked up my dump wagon and took all of those dead branches to the back that I had piled in the dump wagon for an entire month or two.  Today I can either use the push mower to finish mowing the steep bank out front, or I can rest,  I'm not sure what I will do yet since today it is supposed to be 91+ degrees F.  I might wait for a cooler day.