Thursday, January 19, 2017

Still failing?

Ok, missed a couple of days again, but I have an excuse.  The day before yesterday I had some pretty extensive dental work which meant pain after the numbness wore off and thus I took pain meds and slept the day away, or what was left of it after the work.  Got up, I think, around 10, took my meds, ate and drank a tiny bit and back to bed.  Yesterday was better and worked but  was still pretty sore, so didn't feel like "talking" even on a blog to the universe, if anyone out there is listening.  Today, I still have some tenderness, quite a bit at one injection site and then my gums are sore which they said would happen, but it's sort of that pressure/pain I have felt with sinus pressure.  Strange.  Hopefully that will feel better soon.  I go back Jan 30th to have the crowns seated and then prep for another.  It's never ending when you have a mouth full of bad teeth. 

Question?  Is it a genetic thing with men that they can't hear a running toilet?  I sort of noticed a running water sound yesterday evening but when I noticed it I figured an upstairs neighbor was showering.  Then late last night my next door neighbor came knocking on the door and asked if  I could hear it.  She went upstairs and found the guy over her had one running.  The chain had come undone in the tank.  I can remember back in the day we had one that would run, I could come in from running errands and there sat my ex and boys watching tv  and they never heard it but I heard it as soon as I walked into the house.  Is it truly a male thing not to hear that? 

Monday, January 16, 2017

Still not doing what I said I would

I heard or read somewhere once that to blog  you should write something every day to get in the habit of it.  I "told" myself at the beginning of the year that I was going to do that and I'm sure not keeping that going, am I? 

So, let's see.  We've had YUCK weather.  Had the snow the Friday before last and I did something terribly stupid that night, which I'll get to in a minute.  Then all last week there were forecasts and reports of a big ice storm coming Friday and Saturday.  People were in total panic mode, of course.  Clearing the grocery store shelves, I'm talking you couldn't even get in the parking lots.  Complete craziness.  Luckily I work for my city and our emergency management director keeps us up to date on what is going on and it's often better than what the media says.  He told us Thursday that he felt we'd get a little ice on Friday but not bad in our area and then by Saturday the temps would go up and it would just be rain and that is exactly what happened.  Good deal because I didn't stock up on bread and milk like the rest of the city. 

So, now back to the stupid thing I did.  That day we did get snow, a few inches.  When I left work that day I knew I didn't want to cook so I ran and got a chicken sandwich from Chick Fil A.  Came home, no big deal.  Saturday I had no reason to leave so was home all day. Sunday afternoon rolls around and I need to run an errand or two.  Get ready, get my purse and NO WALLET!  Oh geez.  First thought it had fallen out of my purse in my desk drawer at work, but then I remembered going to get the sandwich and since I went through the drive thru I figured I'd left it out in my car.  It was a long walk to the car because I just knew my window would be smashed and the wallet gone.  Thankfully that hadn't happened and there sat my wallet on the passenger seat just has I must have left it.  I was surely being looked after from above. 

Since most of my family are big Game of Thrones fans I've decided to start watching.  Of course I have a lot of catching up to do.  There are those in my family that think I won't like it, that it's not my type of thing, but I watched 2 episodes last night and found them pretty interesting.  My oldest is thrilled that I'm watching. 

Day off work tomorrow but not for fun.  Having some major dental work done.  YUCK This is going to set me back some MAJOR bucks.  But, it needs to be done and I keep putting it off and just doing a little at a time.  Still will have more to do, my mouth is a mess but this will put some of it behind me.

Have done a little sewing and have all my rows together and now need to sew them into a top.  Worked on the first 2 last night but not loving how they look and my eyes are giving me trouble so having a friend look at it tomorrow night, if I'm up to going to her house after the dental visit. 

Eye doctor is next week. 

Now the big question...will I post anything tomorrow? 

Sunday, January 8, 2017


When my middle son was a toddler he didn't handle change well.  I couldn't move anything around in the house or it would just throw him in a tizzy.  In his preschool the other class would have to come into his room to do joint things because he would just lose it.  (I fussed at them for catering to him).  WELL.....I've now become my 2 year old son.  I don't handle change well.  Whenever something changes at work I become a grump until I get used to it.  We are starting a new thing where 3 of us that do the same thing will rotate desks every 6 months.  This was supposed to take place at the start of the new year, but the new gal that was trained left so now we have another new girl.  So....early last week we were told we'd move around February 1.  OH Good, a month to wrap my head around it all.  And then WHAM the next day they decide we are going to go ahead and change.  UGH  Yep, I was a grumpy butt.  The hardest will be getting through a rotation at each desk because we will have to get our sign on for that computer all set up, once we've been through a full rotation things will go more smoothly, until we get a new computer. 

Friday we had what I call a 4 letter word that starts with "S".  SNOW.  Bring me summer.  At least it was the fluffy stuff and so the roads weren't too awful.  This week we'll have a warming trend and even get close to 70 degrees and then the cold will come back and they are talking ice storm.  If I have to have winter weather I'd prefer snow. 

Trying to get my sewing/quilting mojo back.  I put together 3 rows of a quilt today. I had already made 1.  The quilt consists of 8 rows, thus 4 more and then borders to go. 

Yesterday and this morning were not good.  Had a horrible headache.  It was centered at my forehead and then would hurt around nose and right cheek, so I'm thinking sinus although I never have feel stuff or congested.  Could also be these weather changes, cold, warm, cold, warm.  Back and forth.  Slept most of the afternoon yesterday because the pain was making me feel sick to my stomach and the light was making it worse.  It finally eased up today after a hot shower and some extra coffee. 

Coffee makes the world right.  I love that stuff.  I'm addicted!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Cold Weather, Just Not My Thing

I'm a southern gal.  I love the south and everything about it.  I do NOT like cold weather.  And yes, I know it's January, it's supposed to be cold.  Too bad, I still don't enjoy it.  We have a chance of light snow coming.  YUCK  Now, I will admit as a child I would have been thrilled to have snow.  At my stage in life now, NOPE NOPE NOPE.  I should be a bear and just hibernate, but that can't happen, so I'll just have to bundle up and deal with it.  Oh, and I live right across the street (literally) from my work so even if we had a blizzard and not the light snow they are saying, I'd still have to go in.

Still haven't sewn a stitch.  I chose wine over sewing tonight.  That was the end of my bottle from New Years, so maybe tomorrow. 

Note to self:  Saturday you need to go to the cable store and return your cable box and quit paying that ridiculously too high bill.  My boys gave me Apple TV for Christmas so I can get rid of cable. 

I know no one is reading this, but just in case, I need some hints on maneuvering through Blogger.  Namely I need to change things on my profile as in the "wife" word.  Hmmm.  Need to work on that one.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Going to try this blogging thing again!

I guess I'm not so great at this, but going to give it a whirl yet again.  If for nothing else to provide a place for me to be accountable to at least myself for projects and personal goals. 

I'm still a quilter although don't have the mojo I once had due to this thing called a job that I have to have.  I have some ongoing projects and I hope to post about them soon. 

I need need need to lose some weight (isn't that true for so many?)  I know it's the cliché New Years resolution but I'm going to work toward getting healthier. 

Many things have happened in my life in the past few years.  A big thing is that for the very first time in my long life I live alone.  After years of struggle my marriage ended.  I was scared to venture out on my own but I have to say I'm loving it.  I can come and go as I please.  Go to be early, stay up late, cook or not cook Read in bed until all hours.  Etc etc. 

My 3 boys are all grown and doing great.  All have jobs and doing well at them.  YEA!  Makes a Mama proud. 

I'm an avid reader, have been a good part of my life.  These days I'm into Christian/Inspirational Fiction.  I venture to other things at times.  I just like things to be uplifting. 

So, this is my first, albeit short post for I hope what becomes if nothing else a journal of sorts for me. 

My wish for everyone in the new year is to just be HAPPY!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

My little 1950's house

I like my little house.  I'd love a bigger house and a bigger kitchen, but I don't want a bigger mortgage.  There are a few things you have to deal with in an older home.  Windows.  Windows aren't made the same size any more, so sometimes finding window treatments is hard.  Sometimes you just have to sew. Electrical problems.  Biggest problem here is the lack of outlets.  In the 1950's people didn't have tv's in every room, clocks were wound, not plugged in, there was one phone in the house, not in every room and it plugged into a jack, not cordless with the need for an electrical outlet.  I could go on and on.  A few of the rooms in my house have had extra outlets added, but not my bedroom.  I have a whopping two outlets.  And then the funny thing with an older house that has caught my attention lately.  The bathroom.  Now, I'm not talking about my pink 1950's bath tub, which I hate, but the built in toilet paper holder.  These days sometimes at the store you can only find jumbo, large, extra large, or MEGA rolls.  While they fit into my holder, when you first hang one it doesn't really roll properly.  You get about a square at a time.  Funny and yet somewhat annoying.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Hopscotch finished

I completely forgot to show a picture of the finished Hopscotch quilt top.  The pieced borders tried to give me trouble at first, but once I pinned them heavily and slowed myself down I was fine with the way it turned out.  Not perfect, but it's a top.

I have a growing pile that need to be quilted.  I have to start taking them to someone.  I love hand quilting and find it very therapeutic but my life is too busy these days to hand quilt them all.  I have several tops done and will never catch up, so paying a machine quilter is in my future.   I'll just have to hand quilt the most special ones.  Have one I started hand quilting this weekend. Can't show pictures, it's for someone special.

Mama Kai Kai