Saturday, October 03, 2015

Sunday Stealing

Q & A Meme

Stolen from: My Random Randomness

1. What would you pick as a major, if you could go back to college and do it again?

Probably art - like I did when I did go back to college.

2. Who is the one celebrity with whom you would most like to have an indepth conversation?
President Obama

3. If you could make a living doing ANYthing, what would that be?
Being kept by a very rich, generous benefactor.
4. What’s your all-time very favorite dessert?
I really do like vanilla ice cream, or vanilla with caramel and sea salt.
5. How many pairs of jeans do you own?
Three, I think
6. What is your favorite flower, and why?
I don’t know that I have a favorite - they’re all lovely
7. What book has most changed your life?

I can’t think of one right now
8. What is your least favorite vegetable? Is there any way you can be persuaded to eat it?
I like almost all vegetables, some better than others.
9. If you could take a nonstop first class flight to any destination, where would you pick to land?
How about an around-the-world trip, with stops in many places along the way.10. If your 15 minutes of fame included a stint on
American Idol, what song would be your trademark solo?
It would be humming something - definitely not singing.11. If you could pick one former friend (who has remained elusive in this wild Facebook world) to reunite with, who would you unearth?
Margaret R.
12. You have been awarded the time off from work and an all-expenses paid week anywhere in the United States. The catch is that it must be somewhere you have not been before. Where do you choose to visit?
There are not many places in the US that I haven’t seen - lucky me! Maybe the south rim of the Grand Canyon.
13. Name three of your guilty pleasures.
I never feel guilty. If I enjoy it, I don’t feel guilty about it.
14. The best kind of cookie is:
I love Scotch shortbread and chocolate chip cookies.
15. What do you value most in other people?
Honesty, sense of humor, and a willingness to accept all people at face value.
16. Have you ever looked back at your life and realized that something you thought was a bad thing was actually a blessing in disguise?
Maybe once or twice.
17. What is the most beautiful place you’ve ever visited?
Oh, there are SO many. The most moving is Canyon de Chelly.
18. Are you more of a thinker or a feeler?
Some of each.
19. Name three things you are thankful for right now.
My family, my friends, 60 years with John.
20. Have you ever participated in a three-legged race?
I don’t think so
21. When you are at an event that plays the National Anthem, do you place your hand over your heart?
Of course, and I sing along, too.

Friday, October 02, 2015

So many changes!

So many changes!

I took another load of stuff to the apartment this morning.

On the way, I went by Tina’s. She spent the last two nights here, after her belongings had been loaded on the moving truck. She’s moving to a small town in upstate New York. This morning was my last time to hug her before she left. This was a relatively short interlude in her life, and she’s moving on. Damn! As much as I understand, I hate to have her gone.

Missy texted this afternoon. Her mother passed away today, surrounded by her loving family. And I do understand how that happens - at least, now I do.

So any changes!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Did you see?

Did you watch PBS tonight?  The program, E. O. Wilson: Of Ants and Men, was a PBS special tonight.  It's fabulous!  I hope you can find it on your PBS station, or watch it online.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Busy Tuesday

Another busy day - at least this morning. I went to the courthouse again this morning - this time to transfer John's car title. Turns out I don't need to do that to sell the car, since I'm executor. But I did get lots of other good information.

Then I took a couple of bags of stuffed animals to the fire department (to give to kids to comfort them after fires, wrecks, etc.). I had a big basket of mostly small penguins and flamingos that have "flocked" here over the years.

Then I went to the credit union (our bank) to set up an estate account (as advised by the lawyer for the probate). That turned out to be about an hour's worth of looking things up, filling out forms, signing stuff, with eventual success. AND again, getting lots of other valuable information re what to do with renaming and changing the address on the existing account. And I even got in a short trip to Walmart.

And I finished up by getting some clothes out of the closet ready for transport.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Monday haiku

So much to be done.
Moving, getting affairs in
Order. Soon calmer.

I hope.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Moving stuff

I made the first trip to take stuff to the new apartment this morning. I picked up Tina to show her the place (and to let her help me carry the few things). It feels more like mine now - with familiar things there. They’ve put in a new refrigerator (yea!), but maintenance still needs to move the hinges so it opens the right way.

It’s rained off and on all day, and I got through a few more cabinets.

Friday, September 25, 2015

And more

Another busy day today. The rain made driving and walking an interesting exercise, but the time in the courthouse was short and uneventful. I was back home about 9:30. I ran some errands, even including Walmart. I picked up some things I need for the new place - a lockbox for my medications (required), some dividers for the kitchen drawers, shower curtains (the huge shower will take two), and that always necessary item - toilet paper. All this remains in the trunk of the car. I'm planning to drive over tomorrow and take a load. That will certainly give me a sense of possession.

I’ve checked with the insurance company about renter’s insurance and the insurance on the house for the time after I move out and the time it’s sold. And, I've booked the movers and signed up for cable/internet/phone with Comcast.

Now, I'm getting really eager to get moved in.