Friday, September 26, 2008

Just cruisin"

One of the things Tom and I like to do is go on a cruise. We have been to the eastern Caribbean, western, central America and some points in between at least 5, if I count right. We have a ritual on Captains night, when we are in full formal attire, to get our photograph taken. Now, this isn't just any photograph, the background has to be the Titanic staircase!! You see when I met Tom, I was a grieving widow. Part of my getting out of the house was belonging to a group of ladies that called themselves "The Old Hags Club". The movie "Titanic" was in full force then and we made a pledge that we would not date anyone that had not seen the movie. After my date with Tom, (he invited me to his house for dinner) I called the gals. This is what I told them. "We had a great dinner and in the background the theme music from "Titanic" was playing. I asked him if he had seen the movie and did he cry and the answer was yes!!". Needless to say, he made a big score with the girls and it wasn't long before I decided to ditch the widows weeds as he was definitely a keeper!! Hey, we also dress up for Halloween too!!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Sometimes you feel like a blog...sometimes you don't.

Well, readers I am back on the mend and trying to think of interesting things to blog about. Of course, right now I only have two fans, at least that comment, so I do not feel so compelled to keep blogging everyday. It has been interesting during my healing process with company coming. We have had several visitors from distances away looking for genealogy information. I have been in pain sometimes but managed to be congenial. Pain Pills!! OOOO,so good but, now I am weened.

Fall is in the air. We have not have frost yet, but I have done three quart bags of pears for the freezer with Tom's help. The tree is still loaded and we will share some with neighbors and friends so they do not go to waste. We ate most of the tomatoes so I did not do any up for the winter, this year.
So, here's a photo of my blue hibiscus, until I feel a blog posting coming on.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Sometimes You Feel Old- Just Older


Just before the funeral services, the undertaker came up to the very elderly widow and asked, 'How old was your husband?' '98,' she replied. 'Two years older than me' 'So you're 96,' the undertaker commented. She responded, 'Hardly worth going home, is it?

Reporters interviewing a 104-year-old woman: 'And what do you think is the best thing about being 104?' the reporter asked. She simply replied, 'No peer pressure.'

The nice thing about being senile is you can hide your own Easter eggs.

I've sure gotten old! I've had two bypass surgeries, a hip replacement, new knees, fought prostate cancer and diabetes I'm half blind, can't hear anything quieter than a jet engine, take 40 different medications that make me dizzy, winded, and subject to blackouts. Have bouts with dementia. Have poor circulation; hardly feel my hands and feet anymore. Can't remember if I'm 85 or 92. Have lost all my friends. But, thank God, I still have my driver's license.

I feel like my body has gotten totally out of shape, so I got my doctor's permission to join a fitness club and start exercising I decided to take an aerobics class for seniors. I bent, twisted, gyrated, jumped up and down, and perspired for an hour. But, by the time I got my leotards on, the class was over.

An elderly woman decided to prepare her will and told her preacher she had two final requests. First, she wanted to be cremated, and second, she wanted her ashes scattered over Wal-Mart. 'Wal-Mart?' the preacher exclaimed. 'Why Wal-Mart?' 'Then I'll be sure my daughters visit me twice a week.

My memory's not as sharp as it used to be. Also, my memory's not as sharp as it used to be.

**Know how to prevent sagging? Just eat till the wrinkles fill out.**

It's scary when you start making the same noises as your coffee maker.

These days about half the stuff in my shopping cart says, 'For fast relief.'
THE SENILITY PRAYER : Grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference.

Always Remember This: You don't stop laughing because you grow old, You grow old because you stop laughing.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Healing on the inside

Sometimes healing comes from the outside in. For the past two mornings as I pulled the shade on the front, it was if I had opened a stage curtain. The view was very special to me and gave me a boost for the day. I haven't been able to do much yet, walk some, sit some (doctors orders-not more than a half hour at a time) and lay down. As I lay down I could still see out the front window and for hours the morning glories lived up to their name. I pondered and the verse came to mind from the Bible about "consider the lilies". So, I consider the Glories!! Thus, I am healing from the outside in as well as inside out. So, I share with you my view, from the inside out and outside in! Outside my window and inside me.
Good Morning

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Aaron goes back to San Diego

I just learned how to import a photo show into my blog. I am so excited but "ya all" might say;"Oh, no here she goes again!" So, even though Aaron left back in July I felt pikepickles showed him leaving home, I could run a sequel showing him leaving here. By the way, his friends name is also Liam, not to be confused with the Little Red Head grandson. Aaron's friend Liam shares the same birthday with Aaron and they are the same age, born the same year! Liam comes to visit his grandmother at their summer place each year and they met last year. So, they kept in contact and with a little help from parents and grandparents they arranged to be here again this year at the same time. Fun, Fun. They had a great time and Grandpa Tom was sure to get into some of the acts. I'll post that photo show next time.

Aaron goes back home

Monday, September 1, 2008

Last minute items

It seems this time of year waits for no man or woman. The black berries are ready and the pear tree is loaded..I'm pondering what in the world am I going to do? I think I have the black berries all done (3 gallon bags full) and the pears..darn will be ripening in the next few weeks. I hope my hubby can help with the paring and then bringing them to a boil in sugar water to freeze. Yep, better than canning as they are still firm after freezing.
Anyhow, if I do not update soon, I will be thinking about what I am to post next and giving directions to Mr. G on how to manage the house, cats, cat box and the phone. I don't think I will have him manage the blog, just yet. So, here's a few photos of the berries I froze on trays and then put in the plastic zip lock freezer bags and the LOADED pear tree.
I also included a photo of Simon and Schooster looking out the window at me, our garden angel, and our wedding glads. Believe it or not, they are perennials. You do not have to take up in the fall. We gave each guest at our wedding a pair with a cute little poem. We had some left over and every year they remind us of the day we said I do!!