QOD for Saturday, December 5, 2015

Don't get grumpy.  It's 12:14am EST, so this is legal.   Here's the question:    If you could change any ONE physical feature on your body, what would it be and how would you change it?  (Most men may not need to answer this one as we...

Pastor Mike

I just heard from Teri that Mike died about 9:30 last night.  She asked me to share this with you as she knows how much he means to so many of us.   I owe him more than I could ever express.  It was because of him that I began to write...

IT'S FINALLY SNOWING!

We were promised snow beginning last night, but nothing happened until mid-morning.  We had a quick sandwich and now Hubby is across the street helping load a huge rental truck for our neighbor and his wife (and their boxer Roxie and their three cats,...

AND YET ANOTHER!

I weighed myself before bathtime this afternoon and was down yet another pound.  I'm only ten pounds from my first goal.  I hope to make that by Christmas.  Woohoo!   One thing that's helping is that Hubby is now doing the cooking, so I don't...

WHEN THINGS START BREAKING ...

You all know how this story goes, don't you?  First it was the electric skillet.  No big deal - off to WallyMart for a new skillet!  Except that the only kind they had that was big enough is the same kind we already had.  That was about a month ago,...

HOW COULD I FORGET?

I lost another pound,, boys and girls.  That makes a grand total of 21.  Only 100 + pounds to go.  How depressing is that?  But I lost another pound!

FEELING A LITTLE BETTER!

I never did call the doctor, but I made myself stay in bed until 5:00am this morning and I'm going to bed in just a few minutes tonight.  I still wasn't quite myself this morning, but did better in the afternoon.  If I have another bad morning...

I NEED SOMEONE TO TELL ME WHAT TO DO!

I don't know what the hell is going on.  I can't seem to stay awake, and even when I am awake, I feel so weird!  My arms and hands are particularly weak, as is my neck.  I think something is off somewhere, but I hate to go back to the doctor yet...

ONCE AGAIN, PATIENTLY WAITING

Hubby put a huge pork roast in the oven at 6:30 this morning.  It's done now; in fact, it's falling apart!  It smells so good I can't even describe it, plus there are nice soft baked potatoes in the oven and home-made applesauce cooling on top of the...

WINDING DOWN

Hubby is getting ready to go out in the chilly wind to feed his birds and whatever other creatures show up during the night.  That wind has been blowing all day.  The temperature this morning was in the low 50's but has been going down steadily all...

SOUP'S ON!

Hubby has a pot of his delicious chili simmering on the stove.  It's perfect to have today because we're having those high winds that were predicted by our tiny little weatherman.  I guess we were lucky.  We're having some gusting here, but some...

ARGH! GOTTA DO A REWRITE. DON'T WANNA. GOTTA.

I've just got to do it.  I thought it was cute when I wrote it the first time, but every time I read it, I like it less.  There are at least two chapters involved and possibly parts of two others.  That damn shopping trip is so corny, and it goes on...

HOW CAN I POSSIBLY BE SO TIRED?

I decided to try to actually do some chores around here for once.  I started by cleaning my bathroom.  Well, almost.  I poured the stuff in the potty and let it soak, then cleaned my bathroom counter.  It's a big counter with a huge mirror above it,...

AUTO THEFT, a story

Jenny just wanted to get home.  It had been a long weekend, trying to be nice to Bill's parents, smiling pleasantly while they gave her child-rearing advice.  Little Billy was sound asleep in the back seat and she wished she were home in her own bed,...

HERE I GO!

Almost time to leave!  Lucky for me, I checked my little backpack.  Okay, it's Hubby's backpack.  Anyhoo, I had neglected to pack any panties.  I suppose that wouldn't have been the end of the world.  I could be a sexy old broad and not wear any...

TRYING TO PREPARE ...

Today, or rather, tonight is my sleep study.  I don't know why I'm nervous about it, but I am.  I've read the instructions a dozen times and have packed everything I could possibly need and then some.  Even so, I have this feeling I've forgotten...

It Only Takes One, a story

Sheilah stood up straight and stretched her aching back.  It seemed to her that she had been digging for hours rather than just a short time.  Under the circumstances, she couldn't help thinking about her Fred and how he had treated her.   ...

HOME AGAIN, HOME AGAIN, JIGGITY JIG!

So, I went to the orthopedist.  He looked at my leg (the big, swollen, red one) and said he'd really like to put some cortisone shots in it, but it looked too infected to him.  Then he said, (and this is like five minutes after he came in the room)...

Another Doctor

We're off to see the orthopedist - doesn't have quite the same rhythm, does it?  The appointment is at 8:15am and it's supposed to be pouring rain.  I think I'll wear a lot of polyester.  It dries fast!   I've been afraid that the swelling would...

A House in the Country - a story

Beth had always wanted her own place.  Ever since childhood, she had been surrounded by people.  First, it was her siblings, six of them, always fighting, roughhousing and generally teasing her as the youngest.  She waited patiently for them all to...