Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Top 10 ...How Is This POSSIBLE? questions

Inquiring mind... this is kinda self-indulgent, but it's possible you share some of these or have your own "I wonder why's..."
1.)  How can the stores be this empty and boring? I mean, what does it take to get cat food. And a pot pie?
[Whatever it takes... you get that cat food!]

2.) How is it possible to have soooo many movies and TV series and channels to watch and still not have very good choices anyway? We are rewatching favorites because a lot of the new stuff seems not our cup of tea. I did enjoy Superstore, Yellowstone,  and Resident Alien on Peacock. We're watching Criminal Minds (super hard on my psyche but my son likes JJ) again....and The West Wing

3.) How is it they sell frozen pancakes and bottled water... ? My grandmother had to go to a well for water or break ice in the winter! And she had a fit when I bought pancake mix one time! Oh me!

4.)  How can I be so content to stay home after all those years of working? I have not driven my car since last April... Am I now a recluse? Could be. Could be arthritis, too... and Covid... following a year of intense care giving... and 10 years of medium care giving... 

5.) How can my teeth need so much love and attention? I have been a life-long toothbrusher! Is it true that baby boomers had too many antibiotics as children, and it turned them the consistency of wood?

6.) How is it possibly May 1st, 2022, is on Sunday? Did we not just have our first Christmas in quarantine 2020 last month?

7.) How can an entire nation and maybe the world be so interested in the Johnny Depp/Amber Heard trial? And wow! How can one man have such beautiful suits? And I wonder if they are loving the attention or wishing for privacy..

8.) How can every generation have a nonsense song that seems to be designed to crawl in the brain and poke the recall button?.... "Oop boop bittum bottom waddum choo." Or "Fa la la la la... la la... la... la!" Or "Gitchy Gitchy ya ya hoooh uah.." or "Um diddle liddle li um diddle ligh." To just about any song you listen to right now... you're welcome!

9.)  How can a good woman of Irish descent be allergic to Irish potatoes? I think, to my horror, I am... I get blisters in my mouth and a sore throat when I have them... sad news indeed... lol I just googled, "can I get a sore throat from potatoes? " That mean old Google said yes! So I thought, maybe Google will say anything is possible! So.....I  googled, "Does chocolate make you skinny?" 
.... dumb Google. Lol Turns out, no.. and now I see Godiva and Hershey ads.

10.) How... in the name of everything holy is it possible I will be 68 years old in June? In my wildest dreams I was never a 67-year-OLD woman! Of course, I'm not stupid. I certainly didn't want the alternative, but Wow! Just Wow!

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Time Stamp

My days and nights are skewed....I've always been a night owl, but now I do get up early and make coffee and be civil (huge effort)... lol. My son usually finishes his night's sleep on the couch or in his recliner that he can no longer recline in... it hurts his calves! Mine does, too. In this house we have zero comfy chairs or beds. My bed is a lumpy, broken pit of a  travesty to all beds everywhere, and his is hard as a rock! Our couch is a swap shop built with steel frame in 1983.. To say they don't make them like that anymore is an understatement!

Anyway... I decided I was exhausted and kind of miserable, so I went to bed at 7. The sun was still shining! I slept like a bear! Now since midnight? (It's 2:30) not so much sleepy... 

My son bought me this tea infuser. The inside doesn't tilt, but the bottom does... wicked cool... 
Callie decided to nap on top of my son who decided to nap at lunch... she was kind of militant about it, and it shows!..... grump!

So tell me about your sleep schedules... mine needs a revamp! We're having 27° temps right now... Today the wind was fierce.  Storms and rain heading in for the later week. I am chill with all that. 

To sleep. Perchance to dream...

Monday, April 18, 2022

Snow on Easter

Well, yeah... We had a little sleet and snow while we were watching TV... it caused a little roar on Facebook. I don't think snow and bluster interfered with my day. I hadn't planned any egg hunts on a great meadow or anything like that. 

We had a beautiful Easter.  I received a stunning bouquet of two dozen roses from my son. We had supposedly "shaken" on no gifts! He also bought me a cool china tea maker...  I guess the Easter Bunny brought him a basket of pickled vegetables, jerky, a few Reeses... nothing comparable to roses! Lol... 

I really enjoyed cooking today...  I made ham with glaze,
 potato casserole, 
Asian slaw, 
deviled eggs, (which don't look too beautiful because I rushed them!)
 and cocoanut....  pie... (purchased frozen...)

We watched a lot of Superstore on Peacock Streaming service... Honestly we're searching for something awesome to watch! Or a project. My son works 10 to 15 hours some days so the weeks are busy. I find myself offering a bit too much unsolicited advice... as if I ever really achieved an ideal niche in my job. Lol... 

This was Easter #3 with the Pandemic... and it brings me to my last really big holiday until my beautiful Autumn ushers in the Queen of Seasonal decorations and celebration. I do enjoy the 4th of July but not like I did as a kid!

I will celebrate Day 365 of Duolingo tomorrow! I must say the reflexive verb usage is STiLL hard! 

I do some lemons and sunflowers and Patriotic Americana... as summer eventually melts us down. And so it goes. 

I still have only 3 items in my Etsy store! Need to step up my game. 

Have a great week. 

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Happy Easter!

I have really not written much in a while.  No reason whatsoever... Hope you've all had a beautiful Spring.

Today was just almost hot! I managed to throw out four or five bags of just junk... old towels and sheets and cheap bedspreads... 

I've made a little window nook for a writing desk for planners, Bible study, and notes... I really love the window right there... 

I really love to move furniture!