Longing for Family

Yesterday was the Fourth of July.  When I awoke I realized no one would probably be coming to work, so I tried to plan my day accordingly.  The usual household chores and getting some extra rest was on the list.  I would have liked to plan a gathering with my family but they have about […]

Tiring Day

The day started off with my being super tired.  I didn’t get to sleep until late.  I thought I had to get so many things done last night, ending the night with washing my hair and going to bed with it wet.  Silly girl, I didn’t have to have clean hair to see the doctor, […]

Grocery Shopping

I went grocery shopping this afternoon and brought home several new food products.  Lots of frozen veggies that can be microwaved in the sack…how marvelous!  I don’t even have to wash the pans. I found the Greek, no-fat yogurt, and after tasting it at home, found it was pretty good.  I have plans to stir […]

Freedom from Guilt

I had a pretty good day.  I helped my grandson, Tommy, do some yard work in exchange for some rocks he wanted to get rid of.  I took the rocks (slightly burned from a burn pit) to my yard and circled them around my septic tank. My husband has been afraid people will run or […]

The First Day

Well, I staggered through my first day of healthier living.  I don’t know exactly what to call it.  Diet doesn’t work because that sounds negative and a good way to set myself up for failure. I had great plans for today.  I had my work schedule already in my mind when I went to sleep […]

A New Start

It’s been about 10 months since I wrote on my blog page.  I hope I can write a coherent sentence or two, and form it into an intelligent  paragraph. Ten months ago I ran out of anything to write.  I became dry, silent.  I think I must have turned inward, not wanting to read my […]

A New Project

We agreed to buy a travel trailer today.  We are already working on three projects, so what is one more, right?  We are probably out of our minds to do this, but it was such a good deal. Of course, the ceiling is falling down and the cabinet is sloping backwards, but it has good […]

Cleaning Up After Others

Twice recently, I and a crew have cleaned up after someone else.  They just abandoned the property and left behind whatever they didn’t want, need, or took time to throw in a trash can.  The first house took a 16 foot trailer of furniture and a pickup load of clothes thrown around the house to […]

Weekends at PeePaw’s

Riley came for a visit this weekend.  He comes the first of every month, and it is a busy weekend.  We have a routine: ride the four-wheeler (kid size) around the circular driveway until the battery runs down, play a little basketball, kick around a ball that passes for a soccer ball, then into the […]

The Old Yellow Pickup

My goodness, but my grandson has brought a fresh breath of air into our home since his return from the Army.  Always smiling and joking, he has helped me with so many chores.  The lawn was about half mowed when he arrived.  It is now finished and weed-eated.  I can’t weed-eat, so I am ecstatic […]