Wednesday, August 23, 2017

I'm still here

Just a lot of little things going on, that keeps me from settling back into my blogger-mode. I have written many posts in my mind but will probably forget them. Oh well.

When my FIL moved into the Veteran Home, where my husband works, we agreed that his 2nd shift or swing would be a good fit for all of us. We could take him shopping or to the Doctor during the morning. It looks like that is coming to an end and we are ready to be "normal." by working and living a day shift. The only hang up is we have Wednesdays and Thursday OFF as our weekends. Is it really a problem? We did the pros and cons, and the only con, we could come up with, is his attending church on Sunday. Truth be told, we don't always make it to church, plus we started with a new one we like- but with my husband being the part-time Chaplain at the VA, we are at the home, doing a service, rather than in our own church. Husband won't be able to do that anymore unless he took a Sunday off. We'll wing it. I will still continue to attend when I am able (we SHARE one car now) We'll be looking for an alternate place to attend during the evenings. It's not like we are these big church goers, but I do need to make that connection or quite frankly, I dry up spiritually. Need that Living Water or I start going back to that old me that I do not like. This new shift will probably take place in October.

We have 2 weeks off in October and still have not made any plans. We've spent so much money on home improvements, that a nice relaxing vacation is unaffordable. Just a couple of days here and there. Day trips and such.

We had the adult kids over a couple of weekends ago- for a BBQ. Nice to see them. My late sister's daughter, my niece is having a baby shower on Saturday. So I will take the long 3-hour drive down to Sacramento to be there.

Meanwhile, back at the homefront, my husband is staying home to supervise a landscaping project we hired out. A much needed retaining wall, irrigation, and drainage. After this past rainy winter, we had lakes, all over our front and back yard.

My aqua aerobics class is done for the summer and I miss it. I not only toned my old body but have a nice tan with no aches and pain. Now I have to sweat at the GYM. Ugh! I've lost almost 10lbs in about 30 days. It's going slow now. I just wanted to get that 10 lbs off that I put on last summer, after my gallbladder surgery!

I feel Fall in the air. No, we're still hovering around 100 degrees, but I can see more shadows and the deciduous trees are starting to dry, even though we don't actually lose the leaves completely until December. Autumn is my favorite season for everything.

I hope this post finds you all happy and well. I sure am!

Saturday, August 12, 2017


The violence the country saw in VA, today was sickening. It scares me. One reason I am staying in California, not that it is all rosy here. Maybe in some parts, there is white supremacy, I don't know. I do know, that the federal prisons, have it. They go in and have to align themselves with a group for protection. I guess the only one for white people is the white supremacy groups. I remember seeing a mugshot here in California, of a guy with a swastika tattooed on his forehead, and no it wasn't Charley Manson.

I have never seen a confederate flag flying in California. Never! People won't stand for it around here. Someone would say something or it would get ripped down. As for the Confederate statues - being torn down. Well, having never lived in the south I cannot relate as to why they still hang on to their racist Confederate heroes. They lost the war -

I feel for the southern blacks, who have to live and see that crap, all the time. Imagine how that would make you feel?  It would be infuriating.

I know it almost sounds silly, but why can't people get along? Why can't we just accept people and their differences? Why can't we just stop it?  Someone has to be the first, to just not argue - to refuse to "bite." It's hopeless, really and that is how I feel today. Sad and hopeless.

Monday, August 07, 2017

Time got away from me

So my husband threw his back out - is off from work until tomorrow evening. We spent all day at the VA on Friday.

It's a bummer when that happens. He was helping me move furniture while I was vacuuming and then I heard him call out to me - he couldn't move without pain. Ouch, been there done that!

So he's been relaxing while I painted the patio. I'm stiff but at least I got that sucker done.

Kids are supposed to come over for dinner this weekend -

The weather has been HOT (111+) but this week the forecast has us, at 100 and even a few 99's! A cooling trend!

That's it. I'm tired and spent.

PS. And NO you are not going crazy. If you saw another post on the feed, it's because I thought I was at my home blog.

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