Monday, January 16, 2017


Such a lovely picture.  I thought you might like it.

I didn't sleep well last night.  Joe was restless and that woke me up all night.  *sigh*  I ended up getting up around 5:30 a.m.   I had a fasting blood test today at 9:45 a.m. so I had a long wait until breakfast.  So what did I do?  I ripped out my entire temperature afghan and did it over.  I was having trouble with the colors and discovered I was one off and it would never work out.  So I spent three hours redoing it and now it is working.  It's not as colorful, but it will be as I go along and the weather gets warmer.  I spent so much time on it and was so intent on finishing that I ended up giving myself only 15 minutes to get showered, dressed and out of the door.  I have to stop doing this.

Since the doctor is just three blocks from my house I got there just in time.  And then I waited -- for 45 minutes.  I was starving.  There were two elderly women who came in right before me and were sitting near me.  The one was complaining because she hadn't eaten before she came.  What was wrong with the doctor that he was taking so long?  Then when the other woman said she had eaten breakfast, the one who hadn't eaten started yelling at her because she thought they were going out to breakfast together and that was why she hadn't eaten.  Breakfast at 10:30 a.m.?  OK.

After they went in, I was next.  Another elderly woman came in, walking very slowly with a cane.  She sat down without signing in.  When I was called in, she started yelling at the tech. (Everyone was yelling today.) She asked why I was going in when all she needed was blood work and she hadn't eaten.  Hmm...  do you see a trend here?  She asked if I was having blood work and the tech said yes.  When I was in the room having my blood drawn she apologized to me.  She said that lady was always rude and she just said yes to shut her up.  But it was really none of her business.  I said that was OK.  This poor girl also had not had breakfast and you could hear her stomach rumbling.

As you can guess by the time I got out of there around 11 a.m. I was starving.  So I went to Wawa and got a couple of breakfast sandwiches for Joe and me.  You know I ate that quickly.

And then for the rest of the day I watched TV and slept.  I was so tired from not sleeping last night.  Now the trick will be to sleep tonight.

But I am going to try.  I have another doctor appointment tomorrow with more blood work involved.  *sigh*  Hopefully I will be more productive though.

Until later...

Sunrise:  7:20 a.m.
Sunset:  5:01 p.m.
9 hours and 41 minutes of daylight
Sunny and cold/freezing rain tonight
Temperature:  43*/37*

Sunday, January 15, 2017


I hope you have had a good day.  It's been good for us.  I am sorry about not being around so much but life is getting in the way of blogging.  That's not necessarily a bad thing.

For one thing it has gotten much warmer and is going to be warm for the foreseeable future.  (Although it is COLD today.)  On Thursday it got up to 67*F (19*C)!  And just last week we saw this:

I was inspired by Mrs. Erica's vlog to get rid of some of my plasticware.  How does one person accumulate so much?  I keep thinking I will use it one day but I have so much.  I am almost done with this job.  I will finish it tomorrow.  But I will show you my counter.  It was stacked about 30 inches (76cm) tall and just thrown there.  I had to move everything to get to my slow cooker and it all kept falling.

I kept the good stuff and threw out all the little containers and the ones I kept from the deli counter.  I kept the Chinese food ones because that's what I feed the outside cats with.  And I kept some of the Wawa hot bowl plates because I freeze left overs in them and use them like TV dinners on those days we all have.  I kept only the Chinese food plates, the lids for those, and the two snap lid ones I use when I make muffins on the counter.  In other words, the ones I use every day.  The other ones I put away in a cabinet.  Neatly.  It looks so much better I can't believe it.  I am very happy.  And it really didn't take that long to do.

This afternoon we were invited to have lunch with our pastor and his wife.  We had the best meal!  Everything was wonderful.  And then we stayed for several hours just talking.  It was so good to be able to just visit with them.  Sometimes it's kind of hard to have a conversation after church with everyone wanting to talk to either them or us.  We finally had to leave at 4:30 because I had to go to Rite Aid to pick up my medicine before 5:00.

Rite Aid has their Valentine's Day things out.  Everything was full price, so I didn't get anything.  I can't afford to buy a sign for $9.99 or a cute little decoration for $19.99.  Although I was tempted by the pretty LED candles they had.  When things come down to half price, I'll see what they have left.  But they did have some cute things.  I took a few pictures to show you.

So that's what's going on.  Hope you all had a good weekend.  Now we're all heading into another week.  I begin the week by having a fasting blood test tomorrow morning.  Wonderful!  I'm getting something to eat and going to bed.  See you all later.


 Sunrise:  7:20 a.m.
Sunset:  5:00 p.m.
9 hours and 40 minutes of daylight
(I knew it was light later tonight.)
Temperature:  40*/26*


Sorry I have been missing for most of the week.  You know how it is when it gets busy.  I'll do my best to catch up either today or tomorrow.  In the meantime, here is another selection from "Songs From the Loft."  This one is from Ashley Cleveland and Gary Chapman and is another of my favorites.  Who am I kidding?  I adore every one of the songs on this album.  Today it's "Where Do I Go?"

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