Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Wait! What Happened to Monday?!

That's me when i was little, and hard at work...
Well, okay. So i exaggerate a bit.
But i was so busy yesterday that i didn't even think about blogging until it was time for bed, so...
No post yesterday!
I apologize sincerely!
What? You didn't even miss me?
Oh the shame!
Okay. So i'm in a kidding mood i guess.
But i have to be fast.
The HVAC guys are coming in a minute to put in our new unit.
And i'm leaving shortly after that for my Yoga class. But i just wanted to give you a quick update...
Boyfriend, Kitty & i went to my in-laws this past weekend. They're doing about the same.
And TOMORROW is Boyfriend's birthday! He'll be fifty-two. Where does the time go?!?! (He was twenty-five when we got married!) We'll be going out to a nice Brazilian steakhouse that he went to a couple of months ago and hasn't stopped talking about since. A vendor (or somebody @ work) took him and some of his co-workers, and he LOVED the place. A bunch of our friends are going with us, and my Dad, and Z hopefully. (I haven't reminded the two of them about it lately...) I'll let you know how it goes...
Have you ever been to a Brazilian steakhouse?
Apparently, they serve, like, FIFTEEN different meats!
It's male heaven, i guess! =-) (Well, if they had topless/naked women serving, then it really would be heaven to Boyfriend!)
Like i said, i'll let you know how it is.
I'd better run! They just rang the doorbell!

Monday, March 22, 2010

According to the calendar, Spring is officially here! (I should have posted this on Saturday so i'd be a little more "current"... Hmm. Oh Well!)
This past weekend we had beautiful weather on Saturday, and Boyfriend & i got out in the yard and got some stuff accomplished! Plus, he cut the grass for the first time this year. That's always a landmark time. Now it just reminds me of one more weekly chore that i'll start soon.
That's okay, though! At least i have a yard to mow. =-)
Sunday was dreary-looking, and it rained off and on. I'm not complainin' though! We had such a HORRIBLE drought in '08 that NOBODY'S complaining yet.
I hope you have a WONDERFUL week!
Next week is Boyfriend's birthday, so i'm tryin' to think real hard about what i can do for him...
I'm sure Otin has a suggestion or two! ;-)
I'm thinking about making reservations for this Brazilian Steakhouse Boyfriend keeps raving about...
Or perhaps that nice restaurant down the street that he really likes...
Or maybe i'll cook something Fancy...
I'd better figure it out soon! His b'day is the 31st!
Wish me luck!
(And send suggestions if you feel so inclined.)
Have a Great Week!!!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Here's a picture Bunny took a few Summers ago. Lilies have just broken ground here, but this is what we have to look forward to:

The sun is beaming outside today, and i just couldn't leave my last post as my final post for such a beautiful and happy-looking Friday.
Tuesday was my lowest day this week. I dunno. It all just sort of stewed in me from my visit with my Mom last weekend, and Tuesday was an on-and-off crying day.
But i'm feeling better today!
The sun is out!
I did Yoga this morning (typical every morning) even though i didn't feel like going. But my favorite Yoga teacher says that
"Eighty percent of success is Showing Up!"
so i can count myself successful if i simply show up! How hard can that be, right?!

My shoulders ache from pulling weeds yesterday.
The daffodils have just started blooming, and i already have to pull weeds?! What kind of crap is THAT?!?
But i want a couple of pix of my new daffodils, so i pulled the damn weeds.
I still need to get out there with a camera...

Well, i'm off to run errands! (License plate office, pick up a dress that's been at the alterations place, drop some stuff off at the Goodwill, etc)

Wish me luck!

And enjoy your day! I hope the sun is shining for you today (at least figuratively, if not literally!)!


Monday, March 15, 2010


(I've prolly posted it before, but this cute pic of my Sweet dog always makes me smile...)

Wow, it's Monday again.

Boyfriend and i went to my Mom's this past weekend. She lives in Beaufort, SC with her husband of 13 years. She has Alzheimer's, and i'm beginning to think he does too.

I noticed Mom's "brain cramps" (as Mary's mom called them) are getting worse since i last saw her in January. She's always been "ditzy", but now she's forgetting what we just talked about 20 minutes ago!

I woke up at 2:20 last night in a cold sweat about her, and i couldn't get back to sleep!

I was tossing and turning, worrying about what in the world will i do if he passes before she does! I can't imagine she'll be happy anywhere other than in her own house with all her own things.

I don't know what to do!

Boyfriend says "One day at a time", but that doesn't help me at 2:30 in the morning!

I think i'm going to write a letter to Mom's husband, asking him what their plan is so far...

It's REALLY bothering me!!!

I'm going to the gym. Weights and walking should help me a bit. If only my Tuesday Yoga teacher would teach EVERY day...!

Smile! Things are bound to get better!

If they don't, at least i have Yoga!


Monday, March 8, 2010

Happy Monday!

Tonight is my Guild meeting! I'll see if i can remember to take somebody's camera, and perhaps i'll have pix tomorrow to share... No promises!

I am currently working on/pondering over the Blue WaveRunner, another baby quilt made of a "Fresh by Deb Strain" Moda jellyroll, BOM A Tisket A Tasket, and some small embroidery things. Pictures one of these days...

Have a GREAT Monday everyone!!!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Just Like You...?

I've been thinking lately...

I'm just like you.

And totally different than you.

I need shelter, food and love.

Just like you.

I think this Winter has been long enough and cold enough and had *morethanenough* snow!

Like you?

I am ready for Spring to creep in. Not too slowly, though! But not too quickly, either. =-)

I think most of us are tired of Winter this Winter...

I just wanted to share this picture with you. My oldest, Bunny, took it a couple of Summers ago when i had Sunflowers growing in my back yard. (I think i'll do that again this year!) She took the pic outside with the sky in the background. I have no idea how the background ended up white 'cause the sky was Blue... It's not Photoshopped or *anything*! I swear! =-)
How about a photo of my Clematis from a few summers ago?!


I miss Spring and Fall...

Just like... you?

Monday, March 1, 2010

And Now It's Monday Again...

One more pic of the "Windy" wall hanging:

Well, Boyfriend & i went to Va. Saturday to help out my in-laws, intending to come back that evening, but, of course, it didn't work out that way...
Mom-in-law was sick. We *knew* she was sick, but we didn't really know just how sick. We took her to the doctor, and she has *Pneumonia*!

As i sit here in my kitchen, i wonder if i'll *ever* go to see *my* Mother again...

And then i wonder if all this one-thing-after-another will simply resolve itself in Va. only to be replaced with a *new* one-thing-after-another with *my* Mother in SC!?
The craziness in Va. is REALLY bothering Boyfriend 'cause he's the kind of person who likes to have a schedule. To know what's happening next and then next after that, and what the date will be for when something will end and the date for when the next thing will begin.
And this thing about stuff having NO PLAN is driving him CRAZY!

Me? I'm a day-to-day, moment-by-moment kind of person, so that part is alright with me.
It's the sitting-in-the-nursing-home-all-day, doing-NOTHING that makes me want to VOMIT! That, and the way the nursing home is

When's the last time you were in a nursing home?
Have you EVER been in one?
Even if it was 20 years ago, trust me, nothing much has changed in the majority of nursing homes.
DEPRESSINGLY depressing.

I don't EVER want to be shushed-off to one.

Can i find some sunshine today?! (Metaphorically speaking, or IRL. Either one would be nice!) =-)

I'm leaving shortly to go to the YMCA for either Yoga or Zumba.
I know, i know. Those are two very different things!
But that's okay!
I'm looking for Sunshine, and i can find it at *either* place!
And then i think i'll work on a new project at my sewing table!

You go find some Sunshine of your own! Your day can only improve!