2013: I decided that "Askew" should be my word of the day. The batteries in my fire alarm, two remotes and one mouse all decided to quit at once... the groundhog family seems to be befriending the German Shepherd and hanging out under my deck rather than in the burrows, and then I see that my friend has begun to dress her dog in rain gear... which, to me, is just plain wrong.
2015: I'm probably one of the few women around who DO NOT LIKE pedicures. I like the results, but, the ticklish torture can make me procrastinate like there's no tomorrow. I've gotta bite the bullet though… it's long overdue.
2015: Polka Dot paint job courtesy of #TheNPFlockOfCanadianGeese. What a mess. PS. Notice that blue sippy cup keeps showing up everywhere and every year I go…
2015: I really am blessed... there are a lot of good people out there and I've had the good fortune in life to meet so many. Tonight I met with the "lone nut" who peaked my curiosity back in January with the Feed A Family Challenge - and we talked about Random Acts of Kindness, Pay it Forward. We are a fit!! Wait for all good things to come.
In case you forgot it a while back, I said you should grab onto my coattails because I've grabbed onto the angel wings that are going to make me soar.
2016: Memorializing a gift received that was given from the heart
2016: To me, living is loving. I do that... in spite of the ambiguity. Gilda was a trendsetter... I'm glad I was around to enjoy her.
2017: I've met A LOT of new people in the past year and I'm always surprised that I can go into a room full of people and not know even one person... I've been networking forever.
But tonight, the Director was the first person to greet me and he said, "I talked to my friend Mr. Harry today"... well let me tell you.. my grin was instantaneous...
If I had a Popeye chicken drumstick I would have raised it in a salute... It's very nice to know that people are keeping an eye on me.
2017: When I dance, I look like a soaking wet red fire truck. Someone said, "it's your heritage, we don't hold that against you" 🙂 (love these people)
Yeah.. I'm Irish and I don't always embrace it... but, at least I'm not an orange republican...
2019: I could get the instant gratification of spending $40 bucks on Chinese for myself - or, I can deny myself the pleasure and throw that $40 to the $150 shopping list that I just made that will feed many people a variety of food for a couple/few weeks.
I hate these hard decisions because I usually make the right one. UGH...
2019: Do you know how happy it makes me when I walk into her room and she brightens up and says, "I've been wondering where you were". "It's bloody Mary, the girl that I love".
I always tell her that I am always upstairs... and I just come down when the sun is shining for deck visits or I can cook for her. That's not really true... I come down to give meds when needed and to check on her overall well being. She knows that. That's why she likes me. But, she doesn't always remember. She is just conditioned by positive experiences. I'm grateful for that.
She told me to get a handle on the people who provide me food to cook. I've been working on that for months.
She is the biggest cutie pie I've met in years. I think the feeling is so mutual that it makes my heart skip a beat. I didn't have this time with my own Mom. Money doesn't buy Love....
2020: Locked to a supporting beam in the basement of my house was my $400+ dollar all terrain trek bike spiffed up with $100-+ worth of custom accessories. I used to load it onto my car and take off all by myself for 20 mile rides. I racked up some serious miles on that bike. That bike could still be locked up in that basement unless the lock was cut and the bike sold by someone with no shame.
Tomorrow I’m buying a run of the mill bike off a FB friend that I’ve never met face to face. I need to find a lock. And then, I’m making a promise to myself to do a reverse route ride from the freshwater pond that I live by to the salt water beach of my youth...
History repeating itself in reverse. Is that a thing?