Monday, November 28, 2022

I Hope All Is Well


Believe In You!


 I am hoping that everyone in the U.S, had a wonderful Thanksgiving and if you don't celebrate our Thanksgiving, I hope that you had a wonderful meal shared with friends or a loved one and had your own style of Thanksgiving, and celebrated just being with those that you love and thankful for a full heart and our many Blessings.

 I went to my daughter Laurie's house and Karyn came after dinner with her boyfriend's family then spent a few hours with us. Her boyfriend's mom sent me a huge plate with Ham and all of the trimmings along with a slice of pumpkin pie that I had last night.

 They took Jonathan a plate as well and visited him and Foxy for a while. He didn't eat his pie and ate my slice of Pumpkin. I saved the pecan pie for Jonathan but warned him that if he didn't eat it today then I would have it for dessert tonight lol.

 We had a nice bit of food, but not overly much. We didn't have that many leftovers and clean up was easier that way. It did seem that the dishwasher was going nonstop but I am sure that was to be expected with everything being cooked. 

 Laurie used a different kind of recipe for her sweet potato casserole. It turned out really good, but she said that she was sticking to our original for Christmas and not use as many nuts. It did have a lot of pecans but overall, it was really a good dish.

 I made the English Pea salad and green bean casserole. No one touched the green beans lol. Not that I blamed them. I didn't eat any of it either lol. No way was the younger two going to touch it if they didn't have to! I couldn't get Laurie to let me help with hardly anything. She only let me do the salad and green beans because I was already sitting at the table talking to Karyn and she finally agreed to let me do something. It was nice to eat someone else's cooking for a change!

 The next day was Cathy's birthday. My girl turned 14. She chose her cake and gold and black for her colors. I didn't get to take the pictures that I wanted because I left my phone charger at home and the one that I was using was slow as Christmas. It was on the charge all night and only charged to 37% the next morning. Something was not right with it so I barely turned my phone on while I was there.

 Cathy doesn't read my blog so I don't have to worry about her seeing my post so because she is so very artistic and loves arts and crafts of all kinds, I ordered her a Calligraphy set of pens and a workbook along with a drawing pad.

 She received a lot of charcoal, chalks, pens and pencils along with some cute moveable erasers and books to draw in as well as some crafts to paint and a really nice set of Fairies to paint and I gave her jewelry, but she didn't seem very interested except for sterling silver necklace that had beads on it holding small sterling silver feathers. She snapped that with the earrings right up and put it on. But the bracelets and other necklace sets just received a "Thank You NaNa" and on to the next gift to unwrap.

 I had planned to come home Friday night, but the weather was so bad that I stayed until around noon on Saturday. I was missing my routine and home by then and I am glad to be home. I don't think that I want to stay as long when I go for Christmas. I might get there Christmas Eve and go home the day after. Any longer makes it hard on me.

 My grandson's Dante 8 and Damien 9 were a joy to be around. Other than those two fighting we had a good time together. Damien likes to initiate and pick arguments with his older brothers. At one point I told Adrian, the oldest 15 not to argue with him. He wants to stall you by arguing and you arguing back is taking time away from what he is supposed to be doing. That is why he is arguing with you. Not because he doesn't want to do what he is told to do, but to delay it for as long as possible.  Don't argue with him, just go get your dad who will handle it. I have that boy figured out lol.

 Adrian and I are playing a game called Cue The Universe and Everything Else. It is a card game, but it is educational as well and he has taught me a lot so far. I received 2 very good cards called Mythic cards and they are pretty rare. Adrien was like... "No Way!" but yeah, I chose a deck and I had the card in one of the decks I had bought with my gems. It is pretty fun, but I need to learn a whole lot more.

  So that is how I mostly spent time with my oldest and then Dante and I just talked. He and I had some really in-depth conversations. All of my grandkids are super smart. Sometimes I have trouble keeping up with them. Even the youngest will surprise me with the topics he chooses to talk about. 

 Cathy is enjoying her room and she likes to read or spend time doing her drawings or painting. She loves Bumble Bees and so she has several art projects going of Bees in different stages and her mom found her the cutest desk lamp. The shade is shaped like a honeycomb and the pull chain is a cute little bumble bee. She has some wooden bees to paint, and one is a night light. Some hang on the wall and others will sit on her bookshelf.

 I have some laundry to do tomorrow. I don't have quiet enough for a full load today, but I should have a full load tomorrow. One thing is for sure, I am in no hurry to do any of it lol.

 Well, I guess this is about it for me so I am going to close and go lay down and watch a movie or read. Maybe I can get in a small nap! That sounds like a great idea as I didn't sleep well last night. 

 Please take care of yourself and be kind to others and keep safe! Hugs to all... xxx BB

Friday, November 18, 2022

Concerned Friends


 It's beginning to look a lot like winter in this final Autumn month. A friend of mine, actually two of them are in Buffalo New York and one emailed me to say that she has at least 6 feet of snow on top of her car and her roof may have to be cleaned off and that is a scary job! I am keeping all of my friends in snowy weather in my prayers.

 For those asking about Miss Edna, I spoke with her not quite a week ago and she was fine at the moment but having problems with her breathing and had to spend a night or two in the hospital. She has assured me that she is fine, just resting as much as possible.

 I am keeping this short, as I am not feeling well. I have been running some wicked temps and my doctor says that if I have another overnight temp, she wants me to go into Urgent Care tomorrow. I hope that the fevers stay broken, because tossing and turning in night sweats is not fun! And I just thought that I was over the Hot Flashes!! ha-ha... Jokes on me! 

 My lungs hurt, I honestly feel like I have Covid again, and if I do have to go into Urgent Care, I am going to have them do a Covid Test. We have used all of ours that we had here at home. I sure hope not, it was hard getting thru it, and I don't want it again.

 I will be back as soon as I can and I will send a note to Kyra and Angelica Star... Speaking of which, Angelica Star I do not have an email address for you. I am not sure how to reach you except thru my blog, and also, I am sorry about your eyes. I am having glaucoma problems and my retinas are detaching so my eyesight is not so good either. xx

 Please Be Safe and Take care of yourselves... BB


Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Been Locked Out!

 My Little Goblins, Dante, Damien, Adrian and Cathy


 I was locked out of my blog and so I started a new one and then I found a way back into my original blog, how about that? Crazy isn't it how things can be?

 So, I know that this post is as old as dirt, but it was so frustrating to be locked out. Every time I tried to get back in, it kept asking for my password. I kept putting it in, but it would not accept it, especially when I signed out and then signed back in. 

 I honestly do not know what I did differently this time but when I signed in, it took it and here I am. Finally!

 So, I planned to spend Halloween with my grandkids, but their dad had a stomach bug, and I just didn't want to chance it. 

 I had an alright Halloween. I went to my doctor and had some specialty labs done for my kidney specialist and while I was there, I got my jab! I got my flu shot and didn't have any kind of reaction. 

 It is always iffy with me when getting my flu shot. One year my injection site swelled up the size of a baseball and I could barely lift my arm and I was working in a hunting lodge and had to use my arm to scrub the walls of the showers/tubs. 

 Then the next year, I went home feeling fine and a few hours later I felt as if I had been hit by a train. Everyone swore that it was the flu shot, but I knew better.

 I was exposed to the flu before I had the shot, and it was just a coincidence. Well, that is my theory, and I am sticking to it. I know that the flu shot isn't live anymore, but I really got tired of trying to explain that, so I did what I do best and that is just shut up and nod my head yes or no. UGH!

 On the way home, my Uber driver did his best to educate me on politics. One thing for sure is he should be on the next campaign trail. He was adamant about why our country is the way our country is and why we are all idiots. I wisely did not enter into this conversation and tried several times to change the subject but was thankful when we reached our apartment complex and directed him to my apartment and then wished him a great day and escaped!

 I do not like engaging in politics, religion or other controversial topics.  It is better not to do so in my opinion, it can keep from having an argument and worse. I don't want to trigger a very serious argument that could escalate. Isn't that how stabbings and shootings happen? It happens for things less than politics, so I just think that not engaging is best.

 It's cold here today. We have had a cold spell and have even had a few nights below freezing. The days have been sunny with temps up into the 50's and it has been nice. 

 It was funny watching the kids, (I call them kids, teens and 20 something's) come to play volleyball. We have a sand volleyball court, and we had some really nice Indian Summer days in the 70 and 80's and no one played volleyball. Then it rained for 2 days straight and as soon as the rain stopped, that afternoon they came to play. Wearing shorts and hoodies! A couple of girls did have leggings on, but for the most part just shorts. 

 Yesterday was in the 50's and they all were wearing shorts and t-shirts and it was cold out. I guess they were staying warm, but they didn't hang out long at the court. They left within the hour. Some were huddled together and then they grabbed their volleyballs and left! Gee I wonder if they got cold? LOL.

 Right now, it is 43F and our high is 54F with the low dipping down to 38F. So, it is nippy and around 3pm it will be nice until the sun starts going down. It would be a great time to play ball, but school is still in session, so the kids don't usually start showing up around our complex until around 4 or so in the afternoon. But when the others show up to play or practice volleyball, it is usually around 5pm. We have lights so they can see. 

 Jonathan turned on our heat last night. I took Foxy out this morning, and she didn't linger. She went out and ran back to the door to be let in. It took me longer to put my robe on and let her out than it did for her to be out Haha. 

 Well Thanksgiving is right around the corner. It is going to be a time for many to gather and be Thankful for the Blessings in their lives. I hope that if you know someone who doesn't have a place to go, then offer them a place within your circle of family and friends. It doesn't take much to set an extra place. Even if that place is on the sofa or as in my large family, a place on the floor! The main thing is to include someone who may be alone.

  I hope that everyone has a Blessed Day! Be safe and Be Kind and remember if your cold, so is your pet, so bring them inside. BB

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