Friday, May 29, 2015

Friday Haiku

Cards at duplicate,
So-so. Played good defense, and
Wound up in middle.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Thursday happens

I took a trunk-load of unwanted stuff to the Northside Neighborhood House this morning. It’s been sitting on the porch for ages, with me promising over and over to take it away. So it finally did happen today. Of course, I should be going through stuff and taking loads on a weekly basis. But that’s probably not going to happen.

We’ve had a lovely day today, early summer sunshine and humidity. Then about 7 p.m., the wind started to blow, and we had about 30 minutes of a really loud thunderstorm. Lots of crashing and banging and rain, and then it was gone. Fortunately for us, it’s nothing awful like they’ve been having in Texas.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Spending money can be fun

The carpenters worked all day on the porch today. Most of the deck is finished - still some railing left to do. Then they can start on the siding and overhang. We looked in the birdhouse this afternoon, and the nest was empty. I guess the babies got out - safely, I hope. John got it cleaned out, and the guys will put it back up for us.

We’ve gotten more of the logistics taken care of for our trip to the Canadian Rockies in August with Ann & Al. We’ve made the reservations for our lodgings in Canmore and Jasper. We’ve made the decision about when to go to the Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller. We’ve made our plane reservations. And tonight we got the rental car taken care of. We’ve been talking about making the return visit to this area with A&A for about five years, and it looks like we’re finally going to make it.

Spending money can be fun.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Tuesday Miscellany

  • Walmart and Aldi didn’t make a whole lot of money from us today.
  • The workmen were here shortly after 8 this morning, working hard.
  • The work on the side of the house is going to be more extensive than we hoped.
  • We had lots of rain this afternoon and evening, but fortunately nothing like what they had in Houston.
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We got word this morning that the dear lady who greeted us every morning at the YMCA died unexpectedly this morning.  A beautiful voice has been silenced.
RIP Brenda Holloway.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day

REMEMBER
SOMEBODY DIED
SO THAT YOU COULD SEE THE SKY TODAY
SOMEBODY DIED
AT VALLEY FORGE
AT GETTYSBURG
AT THE SOMME
IN THE D-DAY LANDING
IN KOREA
IN VIET NAM
IN IRAQ
IN AFGHANISTAN
SOMEONE'S MOTHER SOBBED
BUT YOU SEE THE SKY TODAY
BECAUSE SOMEONE'S EYES CLOSED FOREVER.
REMEMBER THEM
AND FLY THE FLAG THEY LOVED.
MaryPage M. Drake
2015

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Sunday Stealing


Very Much Questions Meme

Stolen from: Lots of Questions

1. What was the last clothing item that you bought?
Swim suit - the chlorine eats them up and I always need a spare.
2. If you could stay one age forever, what age would you choose?

Probably in my 50s. Sue has decided that she “has it all” in her 50s, good health, grown kids, no health or money problems. Works for me, too.
3. When you say “lol”, are you really laughing?

Not necessarily, but usually at least smiling.
4. What is the most interesting thing you’ve done in the past year?

Boat trip on the upper Mississippi, recover from reverse shoulder arthroplasty, deal with John’s lung cancer.
5. If you started a business, what would it be?

I never wanted to be in business for myself.
6. Do your friends/family/coworkers know about your blog?

Of course. In many ways, it’s my way of communicating with them.
7. How long does it take you to write an average blog post?

30-60 minutes - once I decide what to write
8. How do you keep up with the blogs you follow?

I list them on Feedly.
9. What is your bedtime?

Usually between 11:30 and midnight.
10. Introvert or extrovert?

Somewhere in the middle
11. What is your biggest wish?

Nowadays, good health for my family and myself.
12. What is the best job you ever had?

Mother
13. Dog person/cat person/both/neither?

Neither
14. If you had $1,000 to spend any way you wanted, what would you do with it?

I'd use it for travel.
15. How do you “dress” your toast?
Butter and jelly - unless it’s cinnamon toast.
16. How do you feel about snow?

It’s gorgeous as long as it’s only on the grass and is gone in 24 hours.
17. What was the worst job you ever had?

House cleaning - my own.
18. What song can you not stop listening to?

I don’t have one of these.
19. Love your name or hate it?

It’s okay - never any problems with it.
20. How did you choose your blog/twitter handle?



It just seemed obvious at the time.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Saturday visit

Sue came to visit.
Always good, and an excuse
To have lasagna.

She went next to Smith’s,
Checking on Margaret and
Bobby. Then back home.