Thursday, August 15, 2019

Do you know what this is?

First off, do you have any idea what the above can tell me what your thoughts are, but I will show you at the end of the post.

We took a quick run through the strip pit area Tuesday, and on the way we saw two turkeys with young.   I have no idea how many of the young ones there were.

As you can see they are maybe half grown...maybe not quiet that big.  I think there was at least half a dozen.  I was shooting through my front windshield so not very good images.  But can at least tell what they are..
The new washer is in and I have did a couple loads.  I think I can live with it, but still rather have dials that I set the level of the water.  These, and all the particular models I looked at only had cold rinse.    I can live with that.  This washer has a 'deep water' rinse and a 'deep water' wash, but don't let that fool only adds about 3 gallons of water.  I did a load of clothes that had a pair of cargo shorts, 2 pair of jogging pants, and 6 or 7 of Roger's t-shirts and the washer did not fill even half full.  But there was plenty of water to cover them.  I do wonder how much it would have had had I not used the Deep Water setting.

I will reserve judgement on  whether it gets things really clean or not.  Most of our clothes are not very dirty and it will do fine for them...but occasionally we will have clothes that are what you call really dirty!  It at least has where I can give things a soak time and a second rinse.

It is so quiet, for the most part...but does make the odd noises that makes me wonder what is going on.

Oh, you want to see what the first photo is from?  I bet most of you knew.

It was a cropped portion of this milkweed pod.  See the milkweed bugs? 

Monday, August 12, 2019


Does anyone else associate yellow with autumn?  Do you ever notice how so many flowers that bloom in the late summer/early fall are yellow.

The Goldenrod has been blooming here for a few weeks.  It seems to me it has been early.  This photo did come from the end of September in 2011.  So maybe I am not imagining them being early.

Even though I am not anxious for winter, I am anxious for fall...for the roadsides to be alive with vibrant color.  For cool mornings.  I long for a walk in the see ginseng as it gets the golden glow of autumn with its bright red berries.   I want to smell the earthy smell of the me it seems stronger in autumn months.

I long for a walk in woods that ends up on a gravel bar in a stream where we can build a fire and hang a piece of meat on a stick and let it sizzle over the open flame.  I must admit I know of no place here that I could do that.  Still I long for that experience once again.

I am trying to wait patiently for my washer.  It is to be delivered and installed on Thursday afternoon.  I want to thank each and every one of you for your input.  I wish I had had time to wait for them all...but I knew I was going to have to wait a few days the best I could do.  So I had to bite the bullet and order one.

I went with a top loader again...a Whirlpool.  Before the dryer I have now, I had a Whirlpool and really liked it.  So I hope I like the Whirlpool washer as well.  I think I said before for every plus there is a negative...whether I went with front loader or top loader.  So I just hope I can live with my choice.  At least I won't have to wash by hand on a washboard or go to the laundry mat.

I made a pot of chili this afternoon...I like soup any time of year.  And would gladly do a pot of some kind of soup weekly, but that would not do for Roger.  He likes chili soup probably better than any.  And might possibly eat a second time from this.  And he will eat vegetable beef every now and then, but only one serving...only at one meal.  However, I could live on soups just about all year long.

Do you have a favorite food that you like any time of year...any season?

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Help! opinions and experiences needed...

I did a load of wash today....then when I went down to move it over to the dryer, there was a small puddle of water.  I went ahead and moved them over to the dryer, and thought I would just see what it would do if I did another load...well, it no more than started till the water was draining from under the I quick put it on the spin cycle.  I would have had a huge puddle before it even got half way full.

I have been looking at washers all afternoon/ least before and after I took Roger for his allergy shots.  Almost any washer I look at has some horror stories in the reviews.  So many do not have an agitator.  I have not talked to anyone, well, that is about 3 people that I know, that has one without an agitator and they don't like it.

Add to that a lot of them the lid locks.  I am finding that some have a way of pausing it and when the motion stops the lid can be raised to add an item.  But still, there really is no need to have locking lids in the first place!

And some have the touch pad...we have that on the stove for the oven and I hate that.  I would have paid $50 more just to have dials. 

So what do you have and what is your experience with it.  I would really like to hear if there is anyone that has the ones without the agitator that have had a good experience.

And also what is the length of time for the load to be done.  This one washer I found with an agitator takes 70 minutes!  I think my washer now takes maybe 30-40 minutes from the time I put a load in till the time I pull it out.    It would be hard to get used to the long cycle...and front loaders have an even longer cycle.

Also, if you have a front loader, did the drain pipe have to be changed for height? So curious to know your experience with that.  They have a much better rating at Consumer reports than the top loaders.  But their cycle time is so much longer...and then there are the stories of them having bad odors!

Any and all thoughts will be very appreciated.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

A funny

 I suggest you click on these to see the expanded view...take a look at the above and see if you see anything funny.  I did not see it till a while after I took it.  Since then, any time I run across it I get tickled.

It was one of those pics that I just didn't really do much more than glance at.  Then I seen it...

Can you see it now?

I actually think someone could use Photoshop and do this, but I didn't.  It  came out of my camera like this.  Just like the photo in THIS post came from my camera...only it was cropped as the last two above have been.  I thought only owls could screw their head around this much.

I have been trying to get a few things done...stuff that most people keep done.  I gave my fridge a good cleaning day before yesterday, no maybe yesterday.  The days all run together and some of the time it is good I have a watch to tell me what day of the week it is.

Anyway, I did the fridge, and then went through and tried to organize my food shelves.  Tell me, does yours stay organized and if so, how do you keep them that way?  I have enough green beans and corn till I should not have to buy any for 6 weeks!  I found so much stuff that was outdated...I hate admitting it but it is the truth.  But I got those two things done.  I think I did them the same day....

Today when we got home from McDonald's,  and I decided it was time to get the front porch scrubbed good.  I usually do that in late spring or early summer, but did not get it done.  I was soaked by the time I was finished with it.  I did not realize we needed a new nozzle, and by the time I did, I was done fairly damp, so did not stop to go get one.  It needs to go on a list for Walmart.

Roger has his allergy shots tomorrow...he has one in each arm.  He only has them every other week now and I am so thankful for that. 

I feel like I am forgetting to tell something funny but I cannot think I will wish you all a good rest of the week..

Monday, August 5, 2019

Such a fine kitty

Bubbie went through a spell where I did not see him sleeping like this very often but now he is back in fine form.  He still makes me laugh so often.  When I sit in the swing now, he is showing his age.  He gets up and sits beside me.  A few years ago, you could not have paid him to get up there and relax with me whether I swung or not.  Now he gets up there and will go to sleep if I am there for little while.

We stopped in Books-a-Million a bit back and I picked up three books.  All used.  I did not know they had started selling used books.

The first that caught my eye to seriously consider was The Kentuckians by Janet Holt Giles.  You know how some authors you can almost bet money you will like their books.  Well,  not so for me with Giles.  I have read two or three that I really, really liked but others I have picked up at the library I could not get into.  So, I picked this up to read a few lines.  By the end of the first page, I knew I wanted it.  I did read it right away.

Another I got is A Place Near Home  by Mike Lunsford.   He is from nearby Parke County and his columns have appeared in the Terre Haute Tribune Star.  I also got another one by him titled The Off Season .

Anyway, I got all three books for less than $20 and am quite happy with them.  I am currently picking up A Place near home and reading a couple of the stories every day...sometimes more.  They are feel good stories about real people.  The kind that make you feel better for having read them.

Here you can see a list of his books.......and read about the author HERE....

We have been watching a show called Shetland and I am going to get off here for now till we can watch the final episode of one season.  This is one show that sure is full of intrigue and that keeps you guessing till the very end.  It is set on the Shetland is murder mysteries.

I hope you have a good week.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

A girl and her dog....

This is Rosie...she is the lovingest little dog you about ever seen as far as people go, but she bosses Otto around something fierce.   And he just lets her.

And she is about zonked out.  Don't you just love this...
I have not did two cents worth of anything today other than take us to breakfast, stopped at our Walmart for a few things, and did two or three household chores.  When Lorelei texted to see if she could spend a couple nights, I did not start anything.  Other than started cooking our supper...she does like home cooking better than about anything.

Oh, I about forgot the funny thing I wanted to tell.  We were at Walmart and about ready to leave...Roger and was over two or three aisles, maybe four...and this young girl and her mom/grandma walked by.  She say hi grandma as she passed me...I didn't know if she was speaking to me or was saying 'hey' grandma...thought I had heard wrong.

I would say she was from 8-10 years old.  And had some kind of learning disability.  Well, in 3 or 4 minutes, Roger came over and he was chuckling...and I asked him what was so funny...he said as that little girl passed him she said 'Hey Bud, you need to go home and shave!"    It was a miracle he could remember what she said cause ever since we got home, he has asked me what did she say.  It makes us both laugh every time we think of it.

Our Walmart is so small, that almost all the cashiers 'know' us, and the one we had today is actually the sister of one of our neighbors.  So we told her, and she got a good laugh but she told us we were lucky, cause most days that girl is in there is is rambunctious and very loud.

I hope this leaves you makes me want to start chuckling just thinking about it...and about Roger's reaction.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

A couple blocks...

I made a couple Churn Dash blocks...the one above is 12 inch finished...

The other is quite a bit bigger....they are for a Vlog friend for her birthday.  I am late getting them made and mailed.

For a bit of fun, how many of you remember Johnny Carson?

I so wish they would release his shows to Netflix or Prime....

Monday, July 29, 2019

43 yrs ago...

Our daughter sent us this...43 years ago we said our vows.    So long as it is not like our 40th  anniversary I will not complain...he had a mini stroke on our 40th, followed by the brain bleed on Aug 2. 

The flowers came at the perfect time....when it was thundering and beginning to rain so sure served as a bright spot to the day.

I have never seen this plant in flowers before.  It reminds me of the Silver Dust I used to buy, but not exactly like it.  So maybe it is a different variety?  I don't know.

Monday, July 22, 2019

I finally finished these little potholders...I should name call them Little Bits of Me...I have had the front of them made for a while.  And Sarah has taken one home...

They are bits and pieces of quilting material just sewn together any way.

I actually buys scraps from a quilt shop to mix in with my own.  Crazy.  I know.  But I cannot resist.

They are made to use, not to be pretty.  I did not think to take a picture of the back.  The backings on these are heavy between the front and the back is a lay of insul-bright, a layer of batting, and also just another square of fabric...I did not put hanging loops on them because I didn't feel like taking the time.  Neither my girls nor I hang them, so why bother.

Roger has been having off times...will be fine for a bit and then feel terrible.  I took away one med that he had recently been put on and it has helped.  Yesterday is the first day he has felt half-way normal all day in ages.  And keep in mind his normal is never really normal...not since his stroke.    It is just a new normal.


Have you ever taken a big ham steak and grilled it?  I have did them like that forever, but don't think I have ever heard of anyone else doing it.  I did one tonight for the first time in a while. It was delicious.  I had got it to have with Lorelei, but ended up just going ahead and fixing it.  So will have to get more for when she is here.

I will leave you with a little Ken Davis:

If you only knew....maybe I should tell it here.  Admit to it.  Give you a glimpse of my real life.

Since Roger's stroke, other than when I had my accident and could not drive, he wants to go to breakfast every single morn.  McDonald's and Hardee's are the usual fare, along with going to a local diner once or twice a week.

Oh, and when Lorelei spends the night, she likes my cooking, so we stay home.  And he will eat and not complain.

But we have had some major arguments over where to eat....he could not make a decision.  He would say wherever you want to go.  And I would say, you are the one wanting to choose!  It is funny now, but sure was not then.  He would say he just wanted me to be happy...I would say "don't say that or we will stay home cause that is what will make me happy."

I am not doing this was not every day....the arguments I mean.  But the getting up to go was every day...he would not eat at home.  And we still go every single day of the week unless Lorelei is here.  I think being out, he forgets he is not normal.  It gives him something else to think about.  And he wants to sit there. So we sit and do some therapy.   We sit there for at least an hour, probably more often than not an hour and a half. 

Now he will say which one he wants to go to if he has a preference, other times he really doesn't care.

Anyway, that is just a little glimpse...not a full disclosure.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

A hosta tale...

This first photo does not look like many....they are on the left side of the door on our one time I had planted two little plants on each side.  One of the ones on this side died...and the other was as close to being dead as could be.  There was more of these on this side last year...not sure what happened.  There is one more that is not in this photo.

We had and electric wire come down on top of the garage and it touched the step and ground right by them...but they did not do good even before that.  But it was like the electric shock hurt them even worse.

As some of you know, I love rocks, and collect them wherever I go, and the neighbors that know I love rocks will pick me up a rock when they travel.  I got the bright idea to put rocks around them. 

Look at the other side:

I could not begin to count these.

The ones on the right side take up a space at least 6 or 7 ft. long.  And I only planted two little hostas to begin with...they came from Walmart.

Every time I go in and out of the garage, they make me happy.  I figured putting rocks around would help some, but never dreamed it would help that much.  And they are big as my two fists put together and on up in size. 

Its a Bubbie post....

Usually every night at some point he has to set with me, sometimes more than once.  Sometimes only for a few minutes sometimes for an hour, give or take a few minutes.

Who can resist a face like this.

He often covers his face like this.....


This is the first Simon's Cat I saw, when Bubbie was just a youngster...and it is so him.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Got to show you this....

I have been meaning to take a picture of one of these hostas for weeks now...I wish I had got it done before they started shedding their blooms.    That is my flipflop setting on the leaf....

I don't have huge feet,  but not tiny either.  These were just a couple I bought at Walmart maybe 3 years ago....I think I bought them either right before Roger's stroke or maybe a year before that.

In our life 'BS' has an entirely different meaning to what most people think means Before Stroke.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Bits and pieces....

This is my last Asiatic to is one my older daughter got me last year,  She actually got me two, but for some reason the other one did not survive.  They were planted very close to each other so why it died, I do not know.
Lorelei is here for a couple nights...she is playing on her kindle, but also listens to what we watch on TV.   Right now we are watching A Company of is focused on some of the other men interviewed that were not used in The Band Of Brothers.  It is well done in my opinion....shows the real men talking. 


I used to have a big bunch of phlox but it has died away till there is hardly any left.  I really need to get myself together and do some work but it just does not get done.

Last week was the week to end all weeks...or I thought it was going to be.  Roger had been starting to get over that sorenesss in his ribs.  I don't even recall if I have told about that.  Seems like it is always some kind of drama that I tell on here.  About three week, maybe more now, we were at Walmart on a Saturday and his chronic cough hit.  And he started holding his ribs...he said a cramp hit him.

But it was not a cramp.  It kept hurting.  In fact when he passed out, he was trying so hard to suppress the cough cause it hurt so bad.  Well, in a day or two after that, the hurting eased up and he was started to be more normal.  Then he did something that got it to hurting every time he coughed.  And he would clamp his teeth and lips together and just refuse to actually cough.

I ended up taking him to our nurse practitioner for the pain...and she gave him ibuprofen to get rid of inflammation.  I had thought about giving it to him, but with all the meds he takes, I hate to give him anything without talking to someone.  So, before it took effect, he was sitting in his chair and the coughing hit him, and he was just determined not to cough...and he set there and passed out in his chair.  Just for a second...and came back, too.  But let me tell you, it is scary when their eyes roll back in their head.  And he did it a day or two. 

I am so crazy with it all I did not tell our Nurse Practitioner about him passing out the first time...and I still think it is just from him refusing to cough.   But in just a couple days of starting the ibuprofen he was and is feeling so much better.  She did have his x-ray done to check for broken rib and that is negative.

I am hoping he feels good for a while now.  Last week was just not good at all.
I have been so distracted while typing this.  It will be pouring down on our house and across the street the sun is shining! 

Hope you are enjoying life and what you are doing...

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Lorelei, the fashion model

My phone beeped this evening...and there was this pic.  Don't you just love it.  Do you see all three?

Can you believe how she has grown...of course you are not seeing her standing beside me.  But believe me she is turning into a young lady.  She is still like a ray of sunshine for us.  She is longing to go wading in the creek and they are either way to high to wade,  specially the one that we can easily get to.  Others are not so high, but either  no place to get down to the creek, or if there is, no good sand/gravel bar to be on.

I don't think we have went a whole week without rain this summer.  And most of the time it rains more than one day.  Maybe just a quick soaking shower, maybe light rain all day...but seems like we get rain of some sort at least two or three times a week.


I have only made 35 of these....I cannot settle down and really work on them.  I sew them just to have something to sew.  But my heart is not in them.

And I cannot leave these scrappy things alone either.  At least when I do sew.  Last week I did not touch sewing at all.  First one thing and then another kept me from it.

Now for a little funny, here you go....I hope you have a nice rest of the week and hope you get a chuckle from the video:

Sunday, June 30, 2019


I have been going to do a post for the past couple of days....I had this to show you:

I do not know the name of this day is the third color I have blooming and I haven't even taken time to photograph the others.  I took this probably 3 or 4 days ago.

I for sure planned to do a post last night...but it didn't happen, with good reason.

We were sitting here, and Roger got up and headed out of the room, and started coughing.  His chronic cough.  He got on past my chair and just as he got to the kitchen I cannot explain what I heard.  But a big crash, and no more coughing...just total silence...I cannot even begin to convey how silent the house felt.  I tried to jump up, but could not get this recliner closed...I know it was only seconds, but when your heart is in your throat, time does stand still.

I got in there and he was laying face down in the floor, his arms down by his side.  I got down and put my hand on him, I suppose to see if I felt movement, but I really don't know,  but I said, 'Roger!  Roger!'  And he came to himself and said 'I'm okay! I'm okay....I just got too lightheaded.'  And he got up and continued on to the bathroom.  I could see no sign of a bruise, no knot on his forehead or any place else...nothing...and still cannot today.   I wanted to take him to the Emergency Room, but he insisted he was okay.  He stayed up two or three hours more, and went to bed.  I stayed up for a long time listening for him to be up.

I followed him to bed around 2:00 am and he was sleeping fine...

Today could have been such a different day....I am so thankful things are as they should be in this, though I am stressed in other ways.  I will save them for another post.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019


This photo is from 2011....just such a pretty, unique plant.    I am not sure what it is, but thought some of you might enjoy seeing it.

I took Roger to a psychiatrist in Carmel, Indiana yesterday...that is approximately 100 miles away.  To no avail...he did not think he could help him break this coughing.  There are certain things that will always trigger his coughing.  So it made me think it was maybe behavorial.  But then some of the time, I can not spot a trigger...he just starts coughing.  This dr. talked to him/us for a couple hours and said he did not think he could help him.

But he does want him to try a couple new an inhaler with steroids to try using for the cough itself.  And a new med that is supposed to give new energy, and allow him to concentrate.  He said there is nothing in it to ease pain, but that he always has people saying that it helped their pain.  He wants to hear back from us on how it works.  And to go back to our ENT if it helps...because it is much easier to go to the ENT, plus insurance covers the ENT.

I have spent the afternoon trying to get the yard is almost done.  And I broke down all those boxes this morn and they are out for the garbage man to pick up tomorrow.  I also went and picked up Lorelei...she is going to spend a night or two here.

I have not had time AND energy to touch anything that needs done inside...maybe I will get to that in the morn.  Tomorrow is allergy shots for Roger.

I hope that you all have a good day tomorrow...

Edited to add:
Ruth has identified this flower as Larkspur...thank you so much Ruth! 

Monday, June 24, 2019

Not much happening...

I have taken a break from many ways can you express that?  I call it freeing myself of items, Or letting go or sending them to find a new home.  What term do you use?

But how crazy is this:  I found these old 'catalogs' and was happy as a clam.  Though how do people know clams are happy, anyway?   I thought I had thrown them all away a while back when I ran across them but either I stuck them back or else these are more I had saved.  On the back was this:

What a rush of memories this elicited...bringing back some of the best memories of my entire life.  I lived at what was my favorite spot on earth when we had this address.  I had to shed a tear or two.  Sort of wishing I could go back to that time, but not if I had to go through all the rest of what has happened since then.

When we lived in Tennessee for a year and a half, I got started getting these...they are maybe 6 or 8 pages long.  It is a book catalog....all I did was choose the books I wanted, mail in my choices, and they were mailed to me free of charge.  I think I could keep them as long as I wanted if I remember correctly, and then stick them back in the bag and send them back.  Free of charge.  Oh, I am sure our taxes paid for them...but we didn't have to go to the post office and pay to mail them back.

Each book only had a line or so describing what it was about.  Only a few had pictures showing the book cover and it was a very small photo.    So when the books came, it was sort of like getting a Christmas present.  I could not wait to open the bag.  (They were mailed in a zippered cloth bag.   Through these books is how I found one of my all time favorite books, Tisha, by Anne Purdy as told to Robert Specht.
I am hoping to return to the chore of getting rid of things before the week is over, but it won't happen tomorrow as we have an appt in Carmel, Indiana, which is basically Indianapolis....just on the north side.  I shaved Roger's head, and tried to trim his beard today.  I am not good at it.  I don't know what happened but part of his beard just wants to grow so wild.  It did not used to do that. He cannot do that trimming, but he can shave, so am relieved he can do that. 

Anyway, another day will be the yard, and another day Roger has to go get allergy shot, but that doesn't take long.  Hoping that is all that we end up having to do.

I hope you have a good week and that you find time to do the things you want to do.

Friday, June 21, 2019

The fun continues.....

I spent the biggest part of yesterday afternoon and this afternoon in the basement....again....  I even mananged to find a few more empty boxes yesterday.  This will lead to a fun day of breaking down boxes in the future, but the time is not yet.

I also was working on some shelves down there.  I found this cigar box...

and a  bigger box that were full of old family photos from Roger's family...from his dad's side.  There are photos of his great-grandmother in both photos above.  She broke her finger, I don't know which one, but she was going to cut it off and Roger's mom put a stop to it and took her to the dr...she was going to cut it off because she didn't want it to heal and be stiff and crooked.

In the first photo, where she is wearing a long coat, that is a parrot on her arm.   Don't you know she had to really be a character..she lived in Montana at some point in her life...   Roger remembers her...she used to babysit him....and he remembers loving her so much.  And he said it about killed his dad when she died. 

Here she is again...Roger does not remember who the man is.  That girl on the left is his grandmother, and that is his Great Uncle Jack standing between his grandmother and the man.  I did know him...he was a little bitty guy and was a jockey when he was a young.    He did not talk about it....but had told Roger's dad that this or that jockey would come in and might find a roll of money in their locker with a note telling them to 'throw the race.'  He refused to do it, and he was beaten up pretty bad.  He quit and never raced again.  He lived in fear for his life for a long, long time...not even sure he ever got completely over it.

I thought this was Roger's dad, but Roger says it is his dad's brother.  And I guess I can see it...but was so hoping it was his dad cause his dad was a Quarter Horse jockey in the Terre Haute area.


I have no idea who this is, and neither does Roger.  I just had to show it because of how he is dressed....and holding all those birds.  Do you reckon he was dressed like that when hunting, or did he dress up for the photo?

I would be ashamed to tell you how much stuff I carried up out of the basement.  Some Roger took to the garbage cans for me, and other went to the garage to be donated.  A LOT of today's donation was books.  Some yesterday was books, but not near like today.  I even donated a few books that had been favorites of mine.  I figured the way they were packed away that I would never go to the trouble of hunting them out to read.   Still, I held on to more than I should have.  I wish I knew someone personal that would want them.

And guess what else I found?  An 'under the bed' storage thing FULL of VCR tapes of The Simply Quilts show that I used to tape when I worked.  I thought I had gotten rid of them, but I found out I had not.  Now they are gone!

I also have a stack of books started that were once Rachel's that she wants me to keep for her....and a couple cookbooks that she wants.  So, a bit is being done, but sure not fast enough for me.  I am just thankful I can work on it again. 


I am reading this...The Tall Woman by Wilma and The Far Family  got together...they happen to be two of my favorite books.

We just had a downpour of rain, but it seems to have passed on.  It thundered just a little bit...and moved on.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Blooms and other stuff....

I would hate to have to count the blooms on this bunch of Asiatic lilies...they are the gift that keeps on giving.  And isn't that bunch of violets just simply gorgeous?  I can never pull them up...I would not mind having a whole bed of them.

Looking down on the from the can also see shamrock to the side...I can pull those up, but I don't mind them growing either.  So I usually let them go a while.

Just a couple close-ups...

That is all from this lily, though I think I still have another color to bloom.  And if I can see my neighbor out, I am going to her house...she has some of the pretties, darkest Asiatic lilies I have ever seen.

I have not been accomplishing very much.  I worked on a couple cabinet drawers yesterday at one point, plus some shelves, and threw away quite a few things.  Things I am not proud of having.  I had probably 3 dozen little packets of Taco Bell sauce...our Taco Bell has been closed for over a year.  Why did I still have them?  Just one item in a bunch odds and ends.

Also yesterday, I was thinking about mowing the yard.  Not only does mowing the yard wear me out, but also having to worry about Roger.  He won't let me just go and mow...I can mow and take a break and mow some more.  It is actually good for me.  But he thinks he has to help, and I cannot relax when he is mowing.  Afraid of him falling, afraid of him having another stroke.  He had mowed the day he has his brain bleed so for him to get out mowing always strikes a note of fear for me.

Well, l had decided to wait till Thursday to mow, and who should appear later but Sarah and Lorelei, and Sarah mowed for me.  I hate for her to come after her day at work....she generally puts in long days,  and will put in almost a full day on a lot of Saturdays.  Still, I was so thankful.

Today has been a couple loads of rained so they dried in the dryer.  My washer and dryer are in the basement.  (You cannot believe how thankful I am to be able to go up and down the stairs on my feet.)  (I am not sure I will ever take being able to walk for granted again.)

Anyway, Roger has always saved his hunting magazines and gun magazines, plus some fishing magazines.  I have not been able to bring myself to throw them away till today.  He did not have a huge stack, because before his stroke, he had actually started trying to just keep those that had articles he might want to read again/or that showed how to do something.  Still there were more than I liked to carry up the steps...but I got them up and out on the porch and used a wheel barrow to take them to the garbage can...

And can we say 'Boxes!)  I told Roger I should open up a box store.  Literally sell boxes.  Used boxes.  I tend to always save shoe boxes or small boxes just in case I need to mail something.   Today I carried most of the ones I had saved up and out...for when I next break down boxes.  Which should happen in the not too distant future.

To finish up my day I sewed a few more 4-patches.

That is what is happening in my corner of the is it in yours?