Sunday, June 2, 2019

At last

Saturday night...

I have been looking for a swing for the past two or three years.  I could not find one to suit me.  the one I had was the cheapest of swings...I had given $69 for it at Walmart but it just fit me.  I had it for at least 12-14 years.  But the seat and back were made of some kind of outdoor cloth. It had finally wore out to the point of it had to go.

Before Roger's stroke I had been going to have him make either a wooden seat and back, or else go get metal and make the seat and back with it.  I just do not like fabric for outdoor furniture.  I have my reasons which I am not inclined to share at the moment.  Anyway, that was just one of many plans that the stroke put an end to.

I found this one on Amazon, but it is from Walmart...it is inexpensive but the reviews were fairly good..   It has a nice smooth swing.  Hopefully I will get to try it out some in the next few days.  I always love to sit in the swing and read.

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My Asiatic Lilies have started blooming...this being the first color.   So have them to look forward to.

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I have been to McDonald's with Roger this morn...can we say late morn?  I am home and trying to make up my mind to take the day and relax and do fun stuff.  Since my accident, doing just normal jobs takes more out of me and I am slow going.  Now my knee on my other legis messed up...I think something happened to it when I fell...I have been very careful with it ever since.  If I put even the slightest weight on that foot and twist I feel it.  Not sure what brought it on, but has been being very painful ever since we mowed the yard last Thursday.  I am wondering will I be able to mow again.

Sandra was talking about why she blogs and ask the rest of us what are our reasons.  My reasons are varied.  I started this blog to try to encourage myself to take more photos and to share. And to share my love of quilting and sewing.  I also started it as a sort of daily record of my life.  But I have never found the courage or stupidity, depending on which viewpoint you take, to share the nitty, gritty of life.  I sometimes think of starting a separate blog for that.

I do share some of the ups and downs, but not the minor frustrations that make me grit my teeth.  Or make me cry with frustrations.  For instance a while back I needed the hacksaw for something.  I thought Roger had one in the basement and one in the garage.  I went downstairs and no, not there.  I went to the garage and could not spot one for love nor money.  I was so very, very frustrated....and glanced down, and there it was hanging at the end of his big work table.  I did not share that....and these words do not my feelings justice.

I really wish I could get back to writing the day to day boring stuff...

That is it for now...think I am going to take my book and go to the swing and read....I am reading The Mother:  A Novel by Pearl S. Buck...

7 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

This day to day stuff may be boring to you, but not to me. A lot of my favorite posts of Sandra's are just things that happen every day. I bet most of us will relate to them, and won't feel so alone. I can really relate to your hacksaw story! What could be better than swinging on the porch? Maybe with a cold drink. I can't wait to see your new swing! I do not like fabric for outdoors either! It can get mold from the wet, and other bad things. The color of your lily is gorgeous!!

Sandra said...

I LOVE YOUR SWING. I bet we have the same one here. it has green fabric over hard frame, and is about 17 years old, and is a 2 person. I loved it, the fabric wore out I draped stuff over it. now the seat is broken and I can't use it. bob was going to repair it, but that was 3 years ago. I did not know Amazon sells WM stuff. I know exactly what you felt about looking for the hacksaw, I got so frustrated last week looking for pinch nosed pliers, he has about 6 different sizes, I could not find the little one any where, but later there it was under the others. I was so mad and almost crying. that is happening a lot these days. I GET YOU!

Granny Marigold said...

I think you'll be very happy with your swing, especially if you pad it a bit. It looks a bit on the firm side. I practically live on my porch swing 6 months of the year. Mine was old when I bought it used, and I had cushions made up for it. They were made of leatherette but my bare legs kept sticking to it in summer so I keep a quilt on it.

I blog because I don't get out much and as Ginny remarked, I don't feel so alone.

Laurel Wood said...

I love the swing and I hope you enjoy many happy hours in it reading good books.

Ruth Hiebert said...

I like the looks of that swing. I've always wanted one but have never had a good place to put it. It is so easy to share the good things in life, but I too, find it hard to share the tough stuff and the let downs.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

We have a covered swing out by the pond and we get a LOT of use out of it when the weather permits. We got it at Menards. It's two separate seats with two glass tables between them and a sort of glass holder. We got it several years ago at the end of year clearance. My Siberian Iris just bloomed yesterday. They are a glorious deep purple. My Spider Wart is blooming as well. The Universe sent me a surprise gift of a whole other one several feet from the others. They must have traveled there because I didn't plant it.

I don't post enough. If I am not creating something I guess I think stuff about our boring life is....well...boring to others. BUT, it is good to get things you are thinking about off your mind. I keep a private blog for that. I write what I would say to someone that my tactful self can't allow myself to say. It beats staying awake all night thinking about it.

Have a great week. We'll have 2 sunny days then 4 of rain. It's the going pattern now.
xx, Carol

Karen said...

Enjoy your nice swing in this pleasant weather!