Weekends And A Confession

Hello friends, how are you.   It is Sunday evening and it has been a very quiet weekend.  How about for you?

I started my Saturday morning by going to our local Walmart very early.  For some reason our Walmart hasn’t gotten their crap together to have the curbside delivery that almost every other Walmart in the world has.  I am not sure what the problem is but every time I ask they assure me it is going to happen in a matter of weeks.  I have been asking for about two years.  Another Walmart in a nearby city does have the service and I may try that one next week.  I think it will be worth the drive.

I feel for the workers, I am sure they don’t want to have to be there.  When I went into the store, the first thing I noticed was how very quiet it was.  It was like people were talking in whispers if they were talking at all.  Most people had gloves on.  All of the workers did.  Some people were wearing masks.  It was a very different world than what it was a few weeks ago.  You don’t see people standing in groups talking or sharing things.

I quickly got my groceries and went back home.  Once I was at home I immediately went upstairs threw my clothes in the wash and showered.  It may not help a thing but it made me feel better.

This weekend has been very quiet. Mark has been at home too.   I read and napped and took some walks with the babies.  I noticed that the Dogwoods are blooming.  We always call these “Wild Forest Dogwoods” because they weren’t planted they grow wild in the woods which for us is our yard.

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  Wild Forest Dogwoods

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The Redbuds are in full bloom and are completely purple.  They’re beautiful!!!

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I finished two scarves and used my yarn swift and winder to roll two more balls of yarn to start on very soon.  I love these colors.

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   Remember the picture I took of this tree a few weeks ago.  I love it!!  I pass it on my way to work every day.   This is a winter scene.  I want to take a picture of the different seasons to show how the tree looks different. 

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     This is the tree in spring just a few weeks later.  Notice the buds on the tree and how much greener the grass is.  I think it is a promise of hope that all things change with time even the events we have going on in our world right now.

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I did have to give my Scruffy a hair cut.  I haven’t been able to get him to the groomer and I noticed yesterday he had a lot of hair in his eyes.  The poor baby could barely see.  I trimmed it up a little for him.  I am not too sure if he is all that happy about it but he can see.

O.K. Now for my confession.  This is for day 29 of the 30 day blog challenge.  The topic was a confession.  So here goes:   I love to watch TikTok videos!!!!  I am addicted.  How old am I you might ask.  I don’t care!!!   They make me laugh and right now I need to laugh.  Try it!!  You will love it!!!!

Happy Sunday and always remember

Love your day your way!!!

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Weekends

Happy Monday friends how have you been?  My weekend was really good.  On Saturday I went to a local yarn shop, well it’s not really local it’s about a 30-40 minute drive for me, but that is my nearest yarn shop.  It was such a beautiful day.  There was not a cloud in the sky.  This yarn shop, The Yarn Haven, flooded about this time last year.  Their shop flooded before they were able to get in and save very much of the yarn.  It took almost a year to reopen in another location.  This was the first time I had been to the new store.  I had saved up some money just for this occasion and I was really excited about going.

The Yarn Haven is where I learned to knit socks many many years ago.  They offer a lot of different classes.  They even do a class where you can bring your work and just work on whatever project you have going.  If you need help there is some wonderful instructors there to help out.  I have learned so much through this shop.

Because Saturday was such a beautiful day I decided to take the back roads and take some pictures.  The sky was unbelievably blue.


  Just look at that sky.  It is so beautiful. I love the colors of the field against the sky.  

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      And look at those mountains in the background.  You may not be able to see it but there is snow on the mountain tops. 

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 We have had flooding in the area the last few weeks.  This road just a couple of miles from us is still partially flooded.  One lane is actually still closed.  It still looks a little scary.

So I went to the yarn shop and it took me about two hours to get there because of all the stops I made to take photos.  I was in heaven.  Most of the time when I am passing through these areas I don’t have time to stop and get pictures.  I just decided that I was going to take the time.


   This is my haul from the yarn shop.  I hadn’t been in over a year.  I had to stock up. Yeah that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.  I don’t know what I am going to make with all of this but I can’t wait to get started. 


     The Bradford Pear trees are starting to bloom out.  This is crazy!!!  I am so afraid we are going to have freezing weather and kill all that has bloomed out.  

Sunday was a restful day hanging out at home.  I did make a blueberry cobbler and it was yummy!!!!   I will have it for breakfast for a few mornings. Don’t judge!!!!

And I saved the best for last.  Today (Monday, February 24th) is Baby Kay Day!!!  That is the day that I donated a kidney to my husband and we call the kidney Baby Kay.  We celebrate every year.  It has been nine years today.  It is the best thing I have ever done. If you ever have a chance to consider donating a kidney and have any questions I would love to answer any that you might have.

I hope you had a great weekend and have a wonderful week!!!

Always remember

Love your day your way!!!!

 

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Weekends

Hello Friends how are you?

My weekend was really good.  First let me tell you that we finally got the Fiber Optic Cable installed at our house.  They installed it on Wednesday.  It took about 6 hours.  This was the fifth attempt.  There had been rescheduling and actual cancellations, not by us, etc.  Mark and I are like kids.  We have been watching everything on TV that we couldn’t before.  Our Amazon Prime would just buffer constantly before we got the cable installed. It was so frustrating. We have been catching up on all the Star Trek Next Generation and Deep Space Nine Episodes we like. Mark has watched 5 episodes of The Mandalorian on Disney and he is in love with Baby Yoda. He keeps yelling for me to come and see how adorable Baby Yoda is.  You know we are geeks right?  I think I told you we had had Hughes Net before.   Hughes Net Satellite service is sort of a last resort for people who can’t get any other kind of internet service.  For this I guess it serves it’s purpose.  Even the man I talked to at Hughes Net said ” if you can get fiber optic, GET IT!!!”   Well we have it now and I can even use my cell phone at home to make phone calls.  Ahhh rural living, it’s the little things.

The rain continued most of last week.  It did stop for awhile on Wednesday and we were able to have the cable installed. Thank goodness. The big tree that fell in the back yard is still right where it fell.  Between Mark working and the rain we haven’t been able to cut it up.  Maybe this week. My nephew Tyler is going to come and help.   Friday Saturday and Sunday brought a lot of sunshine.  Still a little cool but with the sun shining all is well. My favorite kind of weather.  Cool, sunny days.

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   Look what is blooming.  We always called these Easter flowers when I was a kid, because they usually bloom around Easter.  The weather here has been so warm and we have had so much rain lots of things are starting to bloom. 

I had Galentine lunch with my friend Lorie on Friday.  We went to Kokita – Sushi Bar in Sweetwater.  It is a fairly new restaurant.  I am not a huge fan of sushi but they have a lot of other things on the menu.  I love the Hibachi Chicken and their carrots are to die for.   I have eaten there several times, actually two times in the past week.  I also had lunch there last Tuesday with my friend Dann.  If you are in Sweetwater check it out it is located on Main Street.

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    Lorie gave me these sweet tulips for Valentine’s and some killer earrings.  I will take a picture and post them soon.  I love them!!!!

Mark had lavender roses sent to me at work on Friday.   They were very different, they were in a hat box.  The hat box is reusable. He knows I love roses and hats so it was the perfect combination. My mother died on Valentine’s Day back in 2003.  Mark always sends flowers on Valentine’s Day to try and make it a little brighter for me.

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   Aren’t these beautiful. They are specially preserved and supposed to last for six months.  I’ll let you know. 

 

I visited my favorite thrift store on Saturday to check out the book section.  I get a lot of books on Kindle and on my devices with Tennessee Reads.  Tennessee Reads is the program I told you about where you check out books online through your local library.  It is great!!!  I have read  a lot of books since I got it. But I still love reading books and I have a ton of them.  While I was at the thrift store, and it is always a little busy on Saturday, I was sitting in a chair looking at a book I was debating on getting.  A woman reached for a large book above me and dropped it right on my head!!!  It didn’t really hurt it just startled me more than anything.  I had to laugh at the look on the woman’s face she was so embarrassed.  I reassured her that I was fine and very hard headed so it didn’t hurt a bit.  We had a good laugh over it.

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  Here are the three books I got.  I started the Dean Koontz book and it is creepy already. I haven’t read Dean Koontz in quite awhile.  The cat book is a book of short stories about cats.  The friendship cake is a novel but also has a lot of recipes in it.

I made Mark a pecan pie for Valentine’s Day.  We really don’t get into the whole celebration and spending a lot of money on Valentine’s Day.  We have been married a long time.  We buy what we want when we want it anyway without one or the other having to get it.

So the rest of the weekend was good.  Catching up on laundry and reading and knitting and watching some amazing shows.

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  I repotted my Aloe Vera plant on Sunday.  It has been struggling a bit.  I think it is because the pot I had it in wasn’t draining.  

I hope your Valentine’s Day and weekend was wonderful.

Always remember,

Love your day your way!!!!

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Weekends

Hello friends how have you been?

We have had some crazy weather around here.  My weekend was pretty low key.  I had to work on Saturday because I spent Friday at home waiting for the tech for our fiber optic cable.  This was the fourth attempt and we were rescheduled yet again.   I was so mad at AT&T and even made a really ugly phone call to complain but I doubt it will do any good.  We are now scheduled for Wednesday but it is supposed to rain all week so we will see.  Because I had to be at home on Friday I rescheduled several appointments for Saturday.  I hate splitting my days off.


  The calm before the crazy weather.  I pass this everyday on my way to and from work.

Molly has a really bad ear infection.  She gets them constantly.  She has allergies and we really have to watch her ears.  I had to stop by the Vet Clinic last Monday morning and get her some meds. She has to be on antibiotic ear drops for ten days.  She is a gentle old girl and very easy to give medicine to.


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Last week started pretty good with mild weather and just day to day stuff. I got Mark an air fryer for Christmas. I was skeptical about having something else take up counter space but he works with several people who have them and love them. We finally started using it last week and we love it!!!  I cooked chicken breasts in 20 minutes and they were so yummy.  We have been experimenting with several things.  Adjusting the cooking time is a little challenging with different things but we are getting the hang of it.

 

So on Wednesday the rain started. Because the ground was already saturated the flooding started quickly in some areas. It rained all of Wednesday and then even some thunder and lightning on Wednesday night.

On Thursday morning the rain continued. I was standing at the kitchen sink just before daylight and I could see something through the window that looked like large stalks in the back yard. What??? I went out onto the deck and discovered a huuuuge tree down in the back yard. I think the roots were loosened by all the rain. It missed our house by only a few feet and our deck by inches. We didn’t even hear it fall!!!! We are just so thankful it didn’t fall on the house.


You can see how muddy the lake is from all the rain.

So on Friday the rain stopped and the temperature started dropping and by Saturday morning we had snow.  With the temperatures so low the roads became slick really fast.  I had to work on Saturday but I had already gotten to work before the roads got bad.  I knew the temperature was supposed to rise by noon and the snow would probably turn to rain.  It did.  But the snow was quite beautiful while it lasted.

More rain is predicted for this week. Oh well better rain than snow I guess.

Anyway, always remember:

Love your day your way!!

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