Tuesday, August 6, 2013

A stolen blog topic

Katy Wolk-Stanley over at The Nonconsumer Advocate posted this on her blog yesterday:


(Apparently I can't imbed links anymore either!!! Sorry that isn't clickable.)

I’ve decided to rip off her idea and post some things that make me happy, maybe even add one that makes me not so happy. We’ll see as the post progresses…

1. My grandson falling asleep in my arms. There is nothing sweeter than a sleeping baby, and after he falls asleep I’d rather hold him than put him down and go do something else.

2. My group of close, caring, supportive friends. By close, I don’t always mean geographically close, most of them live far away. But I know they’re still there for me, no matter what.

3. All my parents and siblings, plus in-laws, are alive. Do you know how few people live to be my age without losing someone close to them? I’m very blessed.
4. A steady supply of good books to read, and eyesight good enough to read them.
5. Health. That might sound odd from someone battling psoriatic arthritis, feeling tired and achy and dizzy every day. But you know what? I get up and go to work, and do what I need to do, every day. Even when I don‘t want to. Even when I feel awful. I’m in a lot of pain right now as I type this but I’m at work, doing a good job and being a productive citizen, paying my own way in this world. Right now, in the breezeway outside my office, a homeless man sits in a wheelchair. He just got out of the hospital and the only place he had to come was back to the relative shelter of the awning over our church walkway. We stored a few things for him while he was away, to keep it safe. Today I’ve given him ice water a few times, and some food, and placed a couple of calls to see if I can either speed up his housing application or find a temporary place for him til the housing authority comes thru. Before anyone complains they should meet this man.

Something that makes me angry:

People who don’t appreciate the help they’ve been given and would prefer to be self-destructive and whiny instead of grabbing the opportunity to improve their lot in life. Nobody said it was gonna be easy, but we’re all in this boat together. Grab an oar already!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

No pix

I dunno what's up with this site but lately I've been unable to post any pix at all. So many of my posts include pix, and since I can't show you what I've been up to, I've been pretty lax on posting lately. I hope this resolves itself soon. Meanwhile, let's talk!

Things have been pretty hectic at my house and I feel like I've accomplished NOTHING. I keep telling myself, this will only last for a finite period of time, then I can get back to normal. And I'm starting to see the end of the tunnel, but still. This dry spell where I have no time for creativity is starting to wear one me.

I've had a nasty eye infection and literally could not stand any light AT ALL for 4 days. I spent almost the entire 4th of July week in bed, in a darkened bedroom, with the covers over my head. I have never been so bored in all my life. I discovered the joys of audio books, since I couldn't do anything else I listened to books to pass the time. My weiner dog thought having Mom in bed all day was FANTASTIC, she got to sleep with me and snuggle under the covers, her favorite thing to do. During part of this time she was suffering from arthritis so we got to comfort each other. Win - Win situation!

During this time I also concluded that God has a sense of humor. I hear people say that all the time but now I get it. I've been whining for months how taking care of my infant grandson is exhausting for an "old lady" like me. Well, God gave me this ailment and made sure I got all the rest I needed, and then some! Haha, very funny. Now can I go back to my normal life? I promise I'll quit whining!!!