Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Clean and Simple Pinkcredible

My windows desperately needed to be cleaned.
I removed all the screens, scrubbed them off
 and started on the glass.

I did one at a time, sat and rested, did another - repeat.

This is shot through the super clean glass!

Seriously clean

Friends will tell you I find good terrific products.
I like this one a lot. Not cheap, but you use very little
 and whoosh - clean.
Bonus- It smells like almonds

I decided to store the screens until fall
as I will not open these windows
 all summer during 100 plus heat!
Now that I have all the empty space
in the garage, I can easily do that.
The view is nicer and greener,
clean and simple.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Amazon Prime and Ring


There goes the Ring Doorbell

amazon prime


amazon prime

French Toast / Bacon
Breakfast Burrito and Home Fries
Holy Moly
Three meals

Call from Darling Daughter
and Tom


Call from Dearest Son and Helene


Cheer Up Food he says
Fat Hips Food
for days and days
amazon prime

I have such wonderful kids
I am so blessed

It's tough never being near them on 
Mother's Day, though I would never wish 
them to have to live here to be close by.
We all know what I need to do.

Amazon Prime can do everything else.
Can't they find me an affordable
 place to live near them?


Amazon Prime delivering Mama

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Let there Be Light

A few days before the kids arrived for the sale 
I finally got the outdoor lights strung onto the pergola.
I connected them to the lights on the vintage fencing 
that runs the length of the back yard.
It made for lovely outdoor dining
that night as we were all exhausted.
China a Go Go delivery and we were set. 
Can you believe that night sky?

Although I am still paying for the new backyard,
it was worth every penny as I am not 
constantly scrambling
to blow out leaves and clear debris.
It's so easy with a quick water twice a day of the 
pots that are not on drips.

Obviously I am still alive and kicking, though
the last week kicked my butt again something fierce.
I actually slept 8 hours last night,
which feels like a miracle as I've been getting 
barely 3 hours a day.

I watch out for a neighbors house in the summer
and yesterday they had flyers stuck in their door.
Rather than drag the tank down the street,
I hopped in the car in pj's and drove to their driveway, ran 
and retrieved the flyers and drove back home.
I get the mail late at night, and do drive thru's in pj's.
I now understand those old ladies in their housecoats 
in their yards back in Latrobe when I was growing up.
You no longer care, and it's so much easier.

Of course I am properly attired otherwise.
Not fancy, mind you, but at least wearing a bra.

I VERY hesitantly hope I have turned 
the corner for good. 
I remind myself to take it slow and easy,
(not easy for me) 
and have set a trip to PA and CA as my goals for fall.

Meanwhile, my much lighter home
is a joy to take care of,
and I have only a few remaining pieces of
furniture to unload.

If the universe allows - once I am able to 
downsize here or in CA I will be ready to go 
quickly and efficiently without being a burden
to anyone.

I cannot stress to you enough
how important these steps are as we age.
Important not just to our well being,
but as a loving gesture for those we leave behind.

Life can come and slam you upside the head,
look around, what changes do you need to make?

Thank you for all the kind emails of concern.
I'm a tough old bird and will push through,
though hopefully out of pj's eventually.
Months and months of nothing but pj's.

Friday, May 4, 2018

The Hits Keep On Coming

It would be hilarious 
if it wasn't so frustrating.

Felt punky by Sunday night
Felt tired Monday
Felt achy, feverish, lots of coughing Tuesday
Felt too sick to go to Urgent Care Wednesday
Felt it necessary to go to Urgent Care Thursday
Perhaps I overdid last weekend?

Guess who has Pneumonia?

My mantra all day has been

"There are folks with so much worse, buck up."

Mega prednisone in office and a breathing treatment.
(I've never had a Dr hand me three pills
 and a bottle of water before) 
x rays
3 antibiotics and a home nebulizer later.

I am on shut down mode.
Dr says if I am not markedly improved 
within 24 hours 
" hospital we will go"
I'm determined to be improved.
New guy has a new approach,
he's determined to fix me.

So once more I may be offline for a bit
Can't even remember last time I did IG

I'll close with this pic.
It makes me so happy, it's my screensaver.
This was from me visiting down in CA awhile back. 
So much has changed since then for them,
 but their sweet faces never do. 

Talk about three amigos...