Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Second Post of 2019

Right. You can see how this is going. 

Still, with my forgetfulness, I need to keep documenting. So I understand if you have had quite enough of this and must scurry off without commenting.

Since we last chatted,  those January boys each celebrated another birthday. I believe that they had quite a number of celebrations this year actually. 

sitting around the table
clockwise: Adam, Sam (13), Michelle, Jakob (12) and Laurel

What did Sam say?

I was not sitting at the table because I had a head cold. Yes I did warn everyone prior to the evening; I certainly hope that no one came down with it. Laurel is free and clear, but I have not spoken with my son's family since.

All I want to say about head colds is this: I haven't had one in years and I had forgotten how miserable they are. Anyway, I'm on the mend now.


 Sam had an interesting experience just before Christmas. His bed fell apart in the wee hours of the morning and he found himself on the floor. This necessitated a new bedroom set for him and he sent me a photo of his new bed, which I am sharing because look who we see again. There, resting on the pillow! 

Ted! Seeing him again, after all these years, just warmed this grandmother's heart. You may remember Ted, as well, from *this post* when I tried to urge Sam to allow me to give him a little ride through the washing machine. Ted not Sam!

Guess that's it for today. I have not been in a grocery store for two weeks and must get there today if there's any hope of eating anything beyond an egg and garlic toast. My appetite has returned. I think I need a piece of pie after reading all those Wednesday Medley posts. 

P.S. I had some major formatting issues with this post so went behind the scenes and was shocked to discover that I had over a hundred comments sitting in moderation. Many of them were from very dear blogging friends and go back years. Apparently, I have not been keeping up. Looks as if I have some visiting to do in my future. Humble apologies as comments are my only currency at this here old blog and I love them! 

Thursday, January 10, 2019

First Post of 2019

I tell you what: that is some inspired title right there! Sometimes, all that I need to snap out of a blogging slump is to come up with a great title. This one...oh well!

The other thing that helps me snap out of a blogging slump is a great photo. I do have a photo that I love. I took very few photos on Christmas Day. I was trying to capture the just isn't working these days. They do not want their photos taken. Goodness knows if I will ever be able to share them again!

I don't think that my son wanted his photo taken either, but he's nicer about saying no, please put the camera down, no thank you...really, just no.

This year is the first year in a long time that I have had candles at the windows. They are still burning as I type because winter is so long in Maine that I think it will help my spirits and perhaps others' spirits as well. I know that some people keep their candles up all year long, but mine may only stay up until the first day of spring.

On foul weather days, I keep some candles on so that there is some warmth and cheer.

Today was a foul weather day...lots of rain after snow and now there is lots of ice. I understand that a bunch of us are in for foul weather in the next few days.

So that's the extent of it from my corner. I certainly hope that there is more to share next time because you are doing great chatting about interesting things.