Friday, January 31, 2014

Ho Hum

Here we go back to my photos and the same old. same old. Yawwwwwn. ☺ ( BTW, I clarified what I meant by same old, same old in yesterday's post. I am talking about myself and this blog, not anyone else or anyone else's. Goodness knows, no one could accuse me of not loving blogs and bloggers. I love them all. Soooo many blogs...soooo little time.)

The last day of January...let us all praise God for the passing of January 2014...not only was it the most frigid in recent memory, so many of us lost dear ones. I was not exempt. A dear friend, just 63 years old, is gone due to early onset dementia. She leaves behind a family of five children all in their twenties and thirties, the eldest of whom was my daughter's best friend throughout childhood. They still needed their mom. I know the pastor still needed his wife.

This is why I am yet fretting about potatoes... Why must I insinuate my own fears into every life situation? 

Have you ever seen a gal get so much mileage out of potatoes for crying out loud? It's embarrassing.


If you need a sprouted potato picture, these can be had for a fee. LOL! I do crack myself up. No, really, if you ever want a photo of four sprouting Russets, these are all yours. I found them yesterday. They are not the real lost potatoes, but they were definitely lost. John says that they're ready for planting, but we're eating them tonight in a yummy shepherd's pie.


And here's just the hot mess of a photo that I love to share because of all that's going on in every corner. Let's see, there are whisks, a timer, cat bowls, lighters, books, plants, you know, what most of us have in every shot. I may have been reading too many I SPY books. Mostly I share this photo to say that we have finally made it to suppertime/five p.m. in daylight. How about you? Are you in daylight at 5 in the evening?


And finally, I know, you thought the end of this post would never come, a photo of my house via that right click thing I told you about. (I'm sorry for all those of you who can't access that feature. It's very handy.) I tried it on my home button over there to the right and g00gle came up with all these comparison photos. Really? My house looks like a van? Or Worse? Well it was depressing. 

On to February...
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41 comments:

  1. somehow your posts always brighten up my day! Shine on, dear girl! I hope you find those taters.

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  2. You know Vee..you always brighten my day. Blessings

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  3. Hi Vee,
    I'm sorry about the loss of your friend. I lost a good friend, too, and am going to her service this afternoon.
    Enjoy that shepherd's pie this evening. xo

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  4. I too am sorry for your loss. That age hits home with many of us--untimely for sure in our eyes. And the shepherd's pie sounds good. For myself, I did find my lost item after replacing it (of course), in the most interesting place. I put the replacement near the hiding spot and it was as if a spotlight shone on it and sure enough there it was. I guess I'm ready now if I lose it again.

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  5. I am so sorry for your loss, too and will keep the family in my prayers. This month has been highs and lows for me...I'll be glad to move on and turn the calendars. Enjoy your day my friend!

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  6. I love the right click feature. Though I'm sure very smart hackers could get past it in 30 seconds. My daughter figured out how to obtain one of my photos of her children in very short time. So....you win some you lose some. IF you're talking about the right-click privacy feature. In any event, I always love reading your posts. No matter whose pictures. :)

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    1. Hey there, wiseguy! They are 99.99% mine. LOL!

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  7. Well believe it or not this January has been one of the warmest ones I can remember for quite a while..(I know, you want to hit me, lol) But seriously it has. Doesn't even seem like winter. It is overcast today some, and I am giddy. Boy do we need the rain! It is light till almost 5:30 or so over here. I am sorry to hear about your friend! Yes, that hits to close to home and is honestly kind of scary. You just never know/ I have prayed for this family. Enjoy your week-end Vee! btw, I am thinking those potatoes had to be somehow taken out of the house, (trash or something?) as honestly 10 pounds of potatoes are kind of big, not MANY places to hide, and surely there would be some kind of smell by now, lol

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  8. I am sorry for the loss of your friend Vee.

    I too am happy to say goodbye to January. It has been so cold and windy here. We were without power for 5 hours the other day when it was only 16 degrees outside. I felt fortunate that it was for only 5 hours when so many others have had longer outages this month due to storms. Come on February!

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  9. That is very sad Vee. I think it's wonderful however, that you remember your dear friend with love and fond memories. That's all we can ask for isn't it? Enjoyed your post so much!

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  10. I am so sorry that you lost a friend at such a young age.

    I am glad to see January finally come to an end. It is dark here in central Illinois at about 5:20 pm.

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  11. There are no words when someone loses a loved one! Sorry is all that can be said! I'm sure your good memories will be with you forever. Enjoy your Shepherd's pie tonight! sounds delightful!

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  12. I am so happy to have found someone who does exactly the same things I do at times. Sorry about losing your friend. You will find those potatoes when they rot and stink! Yuk....happy Friday.

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  13. You never fail to entertain us, Miz Vee! I think you hold a blogging record of dubious distinction on the number of posts related to potatoes. LOL! Gosh, those missing ones are sure going to make a stink someday.

    I am so sorry for the loss of your friend. It is so hard to say goodbye to those we love.

    Darkness in our area arrives about 5:30 or so. We keep getting a few precious minutes more of sunlight each day, and I rejoice for the small miracles. And perhaps the right click trick (say that quickly three times) is a Windows PC kind of maneuver, since it doesn't work for me. I plan to share this next month which one of my photos is now ranking as the #1 search for Google and Bing. I'll let that little tidbit just hang out there to torture you for a while, LOL. At least it is one that I am proud of!

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  14. Only 11 more months until 2015! ;)

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  15. It is the circle of life.....there is a joy for every sorrow and only God holds the plan. Praying for peace and comfort for your sorrow and for the family of your friend. 63 is so 'young' now.
    I must have missed a few posts so I'll need to go find out what happened to your potatoes. We have been spending extra time in Quadville this week. Today I will try and redeem my time with Mother!! So I'll be back later to find out what else is going on with you and John! If you don't blog - how will I keep up with you two? It's too far to visit in person! Plus I haven't thought about what time it gets dark lately. I'll pay attention today!

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  16. Sorry for the loss of your friend Vee. My daughter just lost her father-in-law and I will be attending the funeral tomorrow.
    January was a miserable month and I am glad to see it end. Here's to a better February.

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  17. Oh, Vee, you crack me up too!! Your potatoes are better than any soap opera! Although I am not a fan of soap operas. (But if Downton Abbey is a soap opera, then maybe I am.) I love that you're offering your photos for free! :D

    Yes, precious moments of light after 5 pm!!

    I am now dubious about the right click thing. I tried it on the day that Dotsie guest-posted for me. We both used THE SAME photo in our posts...and yet google didn't show the other...even as a "comparison" photo!

    On a (much) more sober note, I am so sorry to hear of your friend's passing. Death is always a sobering thing. Life is hard. I will pray for comfort for the family, and for you...

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    1. Ahhhh...I am offering my potato photo for free. All others, with the exception of family photos, may be used with a link back. Cheap, I say! Hahahahahaha...

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  18. You are eating the potatoes?! The lost potatoes have been a fun mystery. I do know, though, that eventually you'll find them. They will have no choice but to let you know.

    I'm sorry to hear about your friend. Special people are truly a blessing to have known and we look forward to seeing them again.

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  19. . I am sorry for the loss of your friend 63 way to young . Oh I do like your potatoes photo lol cute ! Oh yes it is nice to have the sun set after 5pm now . Great post and photos ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good weekend !

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  20. Hi Vee~

    I'm so sorry for your loss - what a difficult time for her family. Dementia is a vicious disease. I pray that they will find comfort and peace in the Savior.

    I love potatoes, you know I live right in the middle of many potato fields.... ;0) Your shepherds pie sounds delightful!

    Hugs,
    Barb

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  21. You are getting nearly giddy up there in the great white north! LOL! I love it - the generosity of using your potato photo! I just may find a post to use it in! Wouldn't that be fun!?

    I am sorry about your friend. Death is sobering as Cheryl said. With the dementia the family has lost their wife/mother long before her actual death. I've just walked through that with a friend here whose mother died right after Christmas.

    We are at 42 degrees right now! Feels balmy!

    Have a great weekend!

    Deanna

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  22. That friend you lost hits too close to home as I'll be 63 real soon. That is young. So sorry for the family and friends who will miss her dearly.
    It has begun to stay light later in our parts. We always enjoy that.
    Have a wonderful weekend, Vee. That Shepherds pie is calling to me...

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  23. Hi Vee,
    I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. Such sad circumstances.

    It has been a long, cold January for sure and I am glad to be moving towards warmer months. It climbed up to the low 30's today....

    Hope you enjoyed that Shepherd's Pie!
    Linda
    Sewwhat!

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  24. Sorry to read about the loss of your friends. The weather here has made January a disastrous month for many with continued flooding and loss of homes. Still lashing down with more warnings out for the weekend.

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  25. You know we are all on pins and needles to hear that you found that sack of potatoes right Vee? I mean really, how do you lose a sack of potatoes and not even come across them at some point? You really must let us know when they turn up, I'm just afraid you will find them by the smell!
    Yes, so glad to see January gone, I know, the day isn't over, but I've already turned the calendar to that blissfully short winter month of February and January is dead to me. I am so sorry to hear about your friend, what a terrible thing. I will say a prayer for the family.

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  26. If you don't find those potatoes soon, the aroma of rotten potatoes may help.

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  27. Well Vee I finely am taking time to catch up with you and your blog. Some interesting things here the last few days. I loved the last episode of DA also and did appreciate the scenes with the children, however short. I want to thank you for stopping by so faithfully. When I did my post for FSO today I thought to myself 'I bet folks are getting tired of my shots of my great grands, but yes all my blog parties have a different audience. I am in that Ho Hum mood also. This old lady has been staying inside a long time and have cabin fever. No motivation to get out and get new photos. I love all your shots. Just write and to heck with what someone thinks but I appreciate your words on copyrights. I have never done Pinterest.

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  28. I'm sorry about your friend, that is much too young.
    Yes!! BG and I just were talking about how much longer the days are getting. Well, at least it's not dark at 5 any longer. Except it might be today, because we've had such a dark, gloomy day. I've been expecting snow but it hasn't happened yet.

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  29. This is sad new about your friend, Vee. That was a sad way to die for someone in their 60's. Saying a prayer for her family!

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  30. January is the month that one should pray scripture over.

    "It came to pass..." is the prefect scripture to use today. Seemed like the 31st would never come in this five week long month.

    Sorry your have lost a friend. May God bless her memory to you and the friends of her family to help the family in transition.

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  31. Oh Vee, I do believe you could never show photos and we would continue to return and enjoy your conversations and wonderful sense of humor. I am unable to make that right click feature work, but you had me in stitches at the comparisons to your house. Too funny.
    On a different note, I am very sorry for the loss of your friend. Dementia is such a cruel disease and very sad for the patient and family. My heart goes out to this family.

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  32. Sorry to hear about your friend. That sounds young for dementia.
    Glad you found those potatoes. My vanilla waffers have never shown up!!!
    Hope Feb warms things up a bit here too.

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  33. I am so sorry about the passing of your dear friend at such a young age (mine!). That is unusual to have dementia so young. Since we are an hour ahead of you we are having daylight at 6:00 now and it's wonderful! In two more weeks it will be light until around 7:00. Glory be! That will be so great!!

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  34. I am so sorry about the pastor's wife passing. Dementia is a terrible thing.
    So...where WERE those potatoes AND you mean they weren't the LOST BAG of them? They were OTHER lost potatoes? lol
    I think we are still light at 5pm (again) finally. I am so very anxious for longer days and more sun.
    Hope you have a great weekend. Just got three little stragglers off to bed for the night-xo Diana

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    1. Remember our discussion about steaming floors? I found the potatoes in the bag I use for the extra cloths for the steamer. Sad. Why am I tucking things? Ackkk...

      Have fun with those stragglers...

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  35. Vee, this post had me snorting with laughter - not very ladylike and enough to get a weird look from the dog (but not from my husband - I guess he's getting used to me laughing in front of the computer). I am SO glad that found the potatoes. They were going to smell VERY BAD!

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  36. Just before I turn in for the night I thought I'll pop over and see what Vee's up to!!
    Just about everything ha ha - a nice way to round off the night of blog hopping while my husband was absorbed with something on tele!
    Amazing what's in that window - I'm glad the web cam's not turned on - mine is a mess!!

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  37. Thank you for a good chuckle--you are so expressive in your thoughts, XOXO

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  38. I'm sorry for the loss of your friend.
    You certainly are getting mileage out of those lost potatoes and entertaining us so well with them.

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