Changing my Mood

A high-school friend of mine will turn 70 years old on April 5.  We always exchange birthday and Christmas cards, but we don't write regularly.  She was my very first new friend when I started to school in the 1st grade and even though I don't see her...

Hubby's First Job

Hubby graduated from IU in 1965, the same year my little sister graduated from high school.  He didn't qualify to graduate at the big ceremony because he had to take (I think) another three credits in the summer.  Most of us from the Registrar's...

Nothing Left

My right leg has gotten so bad I've got to start using my cane again.  I was really hoping the neural implant would at least keep the pain down to a level that I can stand, and that would keep me standing!  Alas, it hasn't done that much.  I have to...

The Piano Lesson

Kelly, just turned 14, was walking to her piano lesson.  It was a long hike, part of the way along the right-of-way of one of the major highways into town.  She usually rode her bike, but her little sister had borrowed it and not returned it in time. ...

Is It Asking Too Much??

All I need is maybe three days of bright sunshine and I can finally finish that damn white duck!  I can't see to stitch white on white without bright sunshine.  Is that too much to ask?  I don't think so.  If I can just get through with that duck,...

Scribbles and Bits Challenge #85

  Horace  Biggins had been a farmer for thirty years.  He had been farming for ten years before he met and married Cecelia Smith from Clarion County, just to the north.  The two of them were comfortable together, and, if not exactly in love, then...

Late Night with Cleo the Cat

It's 2:55 am.  Cleo is, after much coaxing, asleep on her special pillow with the heating pad on.  I just fed her about half a tablespoon of the stinky shrimp food.  That's what she wanted at 10:30pm as well.  Troublel is, she cries after she eats and...

Just Running Errands - the Usual

Got up at 2:30am (Cleo the Cat) and watched a little TV on tape.  Hubby was already up.  I ate some cottage cheese & pineapple and drank a glass of OJ.  At about 5:00am, we switched over to the local news.  When it started getting light (around...

Getting Set to Watch TV

Watching TV may be a sedentary activity, but preparing to be sedentary is not.  Tonight is one of my two favorite TV nights, the other being Wednesday.  In honor of my favorite shows on these two nights, I make popcorn.  I love it, and (ask my...

Cleo the Cat is Improving a Little

I hate to say she's getting better, because I don't think she's ever going to be the way she was.  After three extremely expensive visits to the vet, though, she's eating again.  Unfortunately, she's also back on her old exhausting schedule of food...

My Dear Daughter-in-law

I mentioned (with great trepidation) to my daughter-in-law today that I planned to finish a book and self-publish it on CreateSpace, sponsored by Amazon.com.  She's a writer and concentrates mostly on fantasy work.  She also belongs to several...

Changing Up the Schedule

Hubby couldn't get to sleep last night, so I went to bed at 9:00pm and let him Cleo-sit until I woke up at 2:00am.  He was stiff as a board from sitting in his chair with Cleo on his lap most of that time.  I hope he can get a little sleep now.  ...

Another Strange Dream

I don't think I want to hear the phychoanalysis that would accompany this particular dream.   We've cleaned house for days and are dressed in our best awaiting an important visitor.  It's Mahatma Ghandi.  He's a little overdue and while waiting,...

Proof of Spring

I have incontrovertible proof that spring is coming:  Cleo the Cat is shedding!   Hubby's dear aunt (his mother's older sister) is in the hospital and extremely ill.  We stopped in for a few minutes this morning and I'm pretty sure she didn't...

Just a Short Quiz!

Here are a few cooking questions for those of you who still cook without opening a box of something ...   1.  What is white sauce and how is it made?   2.  What is the recommended accompaniment for gingerbread?  (Several possible correct...

Not a Current Broken Bone!

So sorry, everyone, I should have written into that last post that I broke the bone in my back several years ago - the post was set in the past and I just wanted to talk about the painful walking through the snow that I did at that time.  My back is...

Come take a walk with me

I leave it to EyeVey to put this in the proper place ...   It's so cold; I'm not used to being in the frozen north again.  Most of the businesses between us and Applebees haven't cleared their sidewalks, so we're gamely slogging through snow...

Should Have Stayed in Bed ...

I took a nice nap this afternoon.  I laid down at 4:00pm and got up at 6:30pm.  As soon as I walked out into the living room, Hubby said he had three things to tell me.  Then he spent about ten minutes trying to remember what they were.  Meanwhile, I...

When One Door Closes ...

We were on vacation in Germany.  It was the second time we had gone there, because our daughter was there with her first husband, who was stationed there in the Army.  This time, we took her along with us - bought her a German Rail Pass, and away we...