Monday, October 20, 2014


Today didn’t seem like we did anything, but we‘re still tired.

The only active thing was to go to the Y and to coffee T brought lunch over, and then we went to her house. Her stepdaughters were coming to her house to pick out some personal items that had belonged to their father (who died a year ago). T was afraid that it would be traumatic for all of them, as it was after A died. We volunteered to go to her house, just to be an outside presence and a buffer. We had known the girls when they were youngsters, so it wasn’t as if we were strangers.

We all arrived at the same time. After pleasantries were exchanged, T and the girls got down to business. Today was mostly for looking at what was there and deciding what they wanted to take. They left about 4 or so. We stayed and talked for another hour before going home. There were no problems, but it was stressful for all. And we’ll go back again tomorrow while they’re there to pack up things.

Sunday, October 19, 2014


Duplicate last night
Awful. Laundry and closet
Cleaning today. Fun.

Cleaning lady comes
Tomorrow, and we will help
Tina with fam’ly.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Sunday Stealing

Let's Talk Travel Meme

Ok let’s talk travel, do you like to travel?

Oh, my, YES!!!
Where have you been?

Six continents, 50 states Canada, etc. It’s been amazing.
Next place you want to go?

Almost anywhere. Right now, we’re working on a trip to the Canadian Rockies next fall. But we’ll be doing some traveling before then.
What is something you MUST take with you when you travel?

My meds, some knitting, and my iPad.
How do you like to travel? (mode of transportation)

It doesn’t matter - car, plane, train, boat - whatever.
With someone, or alone?

Prefer with John and possibly Ann & Al or one or more of the girls.
Do you dance in your car when there are other people with you?

It would be really tough to dance in a car, with or without other people, so I probably wouldn’t in any circumstances.
If you're quiet what does it mean?

Just that I don’t have anything to contribute to the conversation.
Favorite scent?

I don’t like scents except natural ones, like roses or bread cooking or cinnamon.
Favorite store?

I don’t like to shop. I go to Aldi and WalMart because I have to in order to get groceries. Or I shop at Amazon or Knitpicks on line.
Say you wanted coffee.. what kind is your favorite?

Regular coffee. I don’t like flavored coffee.
Favorite kind of pizza?

Regular or thin crust with pepperoni, mushrooms, onions, olives.
Do you get embarrassed easily?

Do you mind people asking you personal questions?

I don’t mind people asking, and I reserve the right to refuse to answer.
You have a tank of gas, $50, and the day off… what do you do?

If the weather is nice, we might go take a ride in the mountains.
Favorite tv show?

NCIS, Rachel Maddow
Song you turn the volume up all the way to listen to?

The sound track from Les Mis
Something you keep in your car?

A bottle of water
Highlight of your day?

Being in for the day and getting into soft clothes.
Something you do everyday that you wish you didn’t have to do?

I don’t much do things I don’t want to do.
Do you mind if people just show up at your house unannounced?

I’d prefer some notice, but I could probably handle it.
What do you do when you disagree with someone?

If it can be a discussion of opinions, I’ll nicely argue my position. I don’t get into heated arguments when positions are written in stone.
Do you enjoy rain?

Who’s your favorite person in the whole world?

John, of course.

Friday, October 17, 2014


I haven’t done that much today, but I’m SOOOO sleepy.

Mostly what I’ve accomplished has been in the pampering department. We got haircuts this morning. The “cutter” I like best was there this morning, and she gave me a great short cut. After lunch I went for my mani/pedi. The foot massage is my favorite opart of the process. The nails look pretty good, though.

We went to dinner with Tina at Noodles & Pho - a great chicken meal. Then back to the house for some wine and conversation. We got into a lot of hilarity over “F” words being turned into “Ph” words. Phun, phood, phriends, etc. Great silliness!

I’m recording a PBS performance of Porgy and Bess to watch later.

YYYAAAWWWNNN!!!    Good night.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Four for Thursday

I had my second PT session this morning, and I was really tired afterwards. I guess it's because I was standing or walking or getting up and down from a sitting position (without using my hands) the whole time. I was usually lying or sitting when my shoulder was being worked on. Some of this stuff is simple, but really hard for me.

I had lunch with Vicki today. She's having a second hip replacement next month. I do miss seeing her.

The chamber music series at the museum started its new season evening. This is such a great setting and great music, and is becoming very popular. This evening’s performance was a sellout - and this is an event that has open seating, and is really very informal.

It's definitely cooler now. It was in the low 60s and was cloudy all day I will enjoy this weather when my body makes the transition to these temperatures.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


Rain mostly over.
Coffee, bagles, fruit and friends
Make a good morning.

Have you noticed the Viagra commercial that has only a sexy blonde in a slinky sundress, walking barefoot on a beach and beach resort-type area? No man at all in the commercial, and it doesn't mention the name of the drug until it shows up at the very end. Sheeeeshhh!!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


Most of the storm came through here overnight. We got 3.4" of rain, and I heard none of it. It was still rainy this morning, with a couple of really hard showers. I waited in my car at WalMart for it to slack up some before I ventured out of my car. It seems to be lightening up some now, though. Last night’s rain plus this morning’s 0.5” gave us 4” from this system. This is added to the 1.5” we had gotten on Friday night. Should I be checking the specifications for an ark?

I went to my first PT session on balance training. I have the same gal who worked on me for my shoulder, so we're old friends. She had me do some interesting things and gave a couple of exercises to do at home. One of the movements did make me slightly dizzy, so something must be working. I'm set up for 5 more sessions, 2/week for 3 weeks. We shall see.....

In the piece they did about the meeting last night, the TV folks got all three of us in a long shot and I showed up in a brief close-up.  Ah, celebrity!