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Thursday, March 31, 2016

I spoke too soon!

Forest Sunlight

Well I spoke to soon about getting through the winter without a cold or flu! We got through the winter but spring decided to get us!  So we are both hacking and aching. Plus having no energy. My hubby said at lunch he felt like he just needed to take a nap! As if he would ever nap in the daytime. I feel like that, too but will keep working. 

I hope everyone had a nice Easter. It was good to be with family.

Our weather is fantastic this week. Sunny and warm. We have sat out on the deck the last three days for our "happy half hour" when we read the paper, have a few chips and a little wine before dinner. And I got to hang laundry out yesterday, too. First time this year.

Next week will be our 59th wedding anniversary! It sure doesn't seem like that long ago. We have been together for 60 years because we dated for a year before we got married. That sounds like such a long time, doesn't it?

Spring's Fluffy Kittens

Well, I am afraid I have run out of energy so gonna take a little rest. 

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Are You Ready for Easter?

Pretty Posies by MaDonna

Spring has sprung! It really doesn't feel like spring today but it has in the past few days. I am so ready for really warm weather.

This has been the very first winter that neither my husband nor I have had a cold. I don't remember a winter when we haven't had at least one cold. Whenever one of us would catch one, we would try very hard to keep the other one from catching it but that is impossible! So it was great to not get sick. We have noticed that since we have gotten older the colds bother us a lot more and we get sicker. So this was a pleasant winter. We only had a few cold nights, too. It was almost like fall all winter. But it was one of the wettest winter's on record so we got a lot of rain. 

Are you ready for Easter? We are going to our daughter's home for a non traditional Easter. We used to always have a big ham dinner for Easter but they are so much work and you eat too much. So we have decided to go simple...no big meal...munchies instead. So we can munch all day! Our granddaughter is making her famous nachos for the main munch. Really looking forward to those. Plus just all getting together so am looking forward to it.

My thoughts go out to the people in Belgium and what they are going through. I don't see why we can't all get along. We should accept people for what and who they are and not try to change them or blow them up! That certainly doesn't make anyone like them any better.

I have been trying to cut back on working on designs but am having a real problem with that! 

Clash Royale Tribute New Tab Theme

I noticed that the last New Tab theme I made for Brand Thunder is ready to download. I just read their blog and they have formed a partnership with Visicom Media, Inc. so I don't really know what that means for me making designs for them anymore. We shall see! I hope I can continue working with them because it takes me out of my comfort zone working on game designs. 

Well, gonna have my afternoon coffee break. 

I hope you all have a wonderful Easter and can be with family.


Monday, March 14, 2016

Felling Better Today!

At The Bird Feeder

Well, I should apologize for the "downer" post of last week but I am better today. Just once in awhile I get that way for some reason.

We lived through the horrible wind storms we had Thursday and Sunday. We woke up Thursday morning with a bunch of our big trees down with big root balls on them and parts of our fence down. We had up to 80 MPH winds. I slept through it cause I wear ear plugs! My husband said he was surprised to see our barn still standing. He was out looking at the damage and the wind was still blowing hard and the top of a big spruce tree fell right beside him. He said he heard a huge "whump" and turned around and there it was. He was just lucky because it would have done some major damage to him. Our daughter lives in town and there are huge trees in her neighbors yards and she worries every time the wind blows. She has had one neighbors trees on her roof once and her big deck once. This past storm brought trees down from another neighbor all over her back yard. Took her lilac trees and clothes line out. She was so proud of her lilac trees because she got the starts off our ours. But our youngest son went over yesterday and they got all the trees cut up and piled for us for our wood fires. The neighbor said he would take care of getting rid of the small limbs if she wanted the wood. So they got it all stacked to dry and will bring it out one of these days. The neighbor is supposed to replace her clothes line but we will see if he follows through. She got our family all together about 8 years ago and we had a big tree cutting party at her house. The guys worked and got all her big trees down so she didn't have to worry about them. My husband used to fall trees on week ends for my Dad when he was a logger so he knows how to get a tree down and fall it to where it is supposed to. But the wind came up hard again yesterday afternoon when she was here so she left right away to watch for damage. 

I hope everyone got their clocks changed over the week end. I just hate it and thought perhaps we could get it changed so we could do away with Daylight Savings Time. BUT I read in the paper that oil companies love it because they sell so much more gas. People come home and it is still daylight so they get in their cars and drive, go out to eat (so restaurants love it) or shop (so retail likes it). Since money is involved it won't get changed. Learn to live with it, I guess. 

Well, I will get back to work. Have a great Saint Patrick's Day!



Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Older and Downer!

Light in the Forest

 Well, I don't usually write on my blog when I am "down". but I am going to. 

Had my 77th birthday and it was a nice day and I guess you should celebrate that you are still alive! So that part I am but the aches and pains start to get to you after while. Neither my husband or I are sleeping very good so that doesn't help any. He never has that problem but I have. That is one of the worst parts of Fibromyalgia is not sleeping well, so I am used to it, but it is worse right now. He keeps on working every day, though. Seems like I am more tired in the morning than when I go to bed. I noticed this morning once I get on the exercise bike and get my blood moving I have more energy and feel better, BUT sometimes it is the last thing I want to do!

Our oldest great grandson had his first lacrosse game last Saturday. It was close to home so we got to see him play. He is a goalie and a very good one if I do say so myself. I had never watched a lacrosse game until last year and it is such a fun game to watch. I guess it makes it more fun when you are winning, though. Plus the rain held off and the sun was actually shining. He loves the game and may not play football next year. I love watching the football but worry about him playing. He has already had at least one concussion and that worries me.

Our daughter is finding out right this very minute if she will lose her job because of companies consolidation. This is the 2nd time she has gone through this in the past few years. It is going to be harder and harder for her to get a job because of her age.  And our oldest son is suffering with a pinched nerve in his neck and working through it. And our other son is working 7 10 hour days, too! Wouldn't it be nice to be rich and not have to worry about it? I have never wanted to be rich for me but would sure like to have a bunch of $$ sitting around to give our kids. 

I love working on the wallpapers and themes, but I have so many made right now I don't need to make anymore. I probably won't live long enough to submit all the ones I have right now. BUT I will still work on them because I do love to.

Now this week end we have to turn our clocks ahead so we will lose an hour of sleep! Oh great, I didn't lose enough during the week!

Can you believe all the politics for all of you in the good old USA? I have to admit I am a bit of a political junkie and have gotten worse over the past years. The older you get the more important it seems to be. I don't want to let politics get into the blog stuff, though. I might lose a few of the few that read this!

Guess I am just having a bad day so I will shut up and do something else. Sorry about the complaining and I promise I will be better next time. Anyway I sure hope so.