Sunday, January 31, 2021

We Wrinkle as We Age

 I was scrolling through something the other day on the internet and ran across some pictures of actresses of shall we say 'an older age'. 

            I said to myself... "Man, they are really wearing their age well".

                                 Isn't that want we women want to do?  Age well.

                                                       But not everyone, I have discovered. 

There are those who spend tons of money on all sorts of creams, lotions and potions that promise to get rid of their wrinkles. And, there are those who go the botox route or resort to face lifts. 

It's sad when people can't accept who they really are. As we age, we get wrinkles. We sag (in more than one place). Our bones creaks, our bladder leaks. That is simply LIFE. Get over the 'Youth' thing. We are not young anymore. With age comes wisdom, inner beauty and peace.

I have lived a long, long time. My life has been filled with joy, love, children's laughter, and their tears and my own, as well. I've lost those I loved dearly. I've gained an awareness of ME. And, yes, I have wrinkles! 

You know what! Those wrinkles represent my life, my struggles, my accomplishments. They say who I am and I will not begrudge one single one of them. 

                                                              Are you with me, Ladies?

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Noisy Goose!

 I had another post in mind for today but best laid plans of mice and men, so they say. 

I awoke to the loud honking of a goose. I didn't sleep well last night and I wasn't too happy about all that racket. But, it was nearly 8 so I dragged myself outta bed and went to the balcony to see what in the heck was wrong with that goose!

        The world had turned white while I slept, what little I did sleep. 

                       Here are some photos of my surroundings. 

Oh, the goose... I never did discover what the noise was all about but there were about 7 or 8 geese on the pond. Maybe one was being selfish and wanted the pond all to itself. Who knows. 

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Snack, Anyone?

 It's an old dreary day today. They (they being the weathermen) say that we may have some snow tomorrow night or Thursday morning. 

I got my hair done today so I am good. No need to go outside in bad weather. 

Had some groceries delivered. Man, did I treat myself! Don't know what I was thinking! 

I got some garlic/herb spreadable cheese that I just love on my crackers. And, I got a small tub of guacamole... with a bag of chips to dip it with. 

My kids worry about me eating right but they shouldn't. Every woman is entitled to a bit of a snack ever now and then, don't you think?  

Oh, and speaking of food! I saw this cake on Instagram today and I swear, my mouth started watering and hasn't stopped. I could SO eat that whole thing! 

                       What's your favorite cake? 

Sunday, January 24, 2021

I Am Ready For Change

 I don't know what that vaccine did to me yesterday! Maybe it filled me with hope and plans for a future that doesn't include the virus

I got up this morning in a wonderful mood and filled with ideas of change. After living in this apartment for nearly 7 years I have decided to change some of the decor around here. Liven the place up. That's a challenge since I can't go out shopping, but there is always the internet. 

I am happy with my big pieces of furniture. Besides, I would not go through moving all that heavy stuff again for anything. But, there is a lot I can do. It will be slow. I want to be sure about what I like and what I don't. Are you like that? Do you know immediately what you like or do you waffle like me? 

I will keep you posted on any changes I make. They will be small so don't expect a WOW moment with it all over and done with. That would take the fun out of it, the chase out of it. 

I am so ready for change. This will definately put a spark in my dreary life. 

And, on another note:

My amaryllis is blooming. It has 5 buds, this is the first to open.

Saturday, January 23, 2021

I Got My Vaccine Shot!

 Well, I up and did it! 

I got my first Covid vaccine shot this morning. 

Now, I move to further protect myself and hopefully do my part in putting an end to this awful thing! 

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Good Ole Chicken and Dumplings!

 Went to Cracker Barrel yesterday. 

            Ordered me some chicken and dumplings.

                             Asked that there be more dumplings than chicken. 

                                                 I like the dumplings more than the chicken. 

Which is your favorite? The chicken or the dumplings? 

                                                                Asking for a friend! ha ha. 

Friday, January 15, 2021

Aching Knees!

               My durn knee is giving me trouble. How did that happen? 

              I was told my artificial knee's life was about 15-18 years. 

 I got to counting up when my surgeries were and it's been 17 years since one of my surgeries, 16 for the other.                                                                             So, I rubbed it with Voltaren and it is better. 

Out practicing my walking with my physical therapist. 2005

 I do believe in that Voltaren! Happy that I have more than one tube in my medicine cabinet! 

It used to be a prescription but now you can get the same strength Voltaren over the counter. That was a big help to all us 'oldies' out here who have those aches and pains that come with age. 

BTW, has anyone tried the CBD salve/cream/rub? I hear it's good but it's more expensive than other stuff. Guess I will just stick with what I know. 

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Trying Out MeWe

I have been displeased with facebook. Seems like every 3 or 4 posts I get, it's an ad. 

Yes, I know it's free, not costing me a thing but sometimes even free things are a pain in the you-know-what. So, I broke down and joined MeWe. 

MeWe Cost me $4.99 a month but heck it's worth it to not be always so annoyed at those ads. 

The MeWe page that I set up is so clean looking. No clutter, no ads, no as they say BS... I think I am going to love it. Still have my Facebook page up .... 

But, if you are on MeWe, click on link below. 

I'd love to have you as a contact.

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Happy Birthday to Me!

                                                  I had a birthday Wednesday! 

Yep, getting older by the minute. But, I can't tell today that I am any older than I was last week so there.....

                                                         It was #87 for me. 

My Lordy, where in the world has the time gone? Can anybody answer that $64,000 question! 

As I fixed my cereal I sang Happy Birthday to myself and later on I asked Alexa to sing it for me and she did.... I had other renditions from others as well. 

I got lots of facebook birthday wishes, cards, calls, flowers, gifts and other ways people helped me celebrate. I am so thankful for all of that. 

Shirley came down, picked me up and we headed to Franklin to try out a new restaurant/taproom called Serve. We took some new roads getting there and coming back so I got to see some new countryside. That was nice, considering we all have been staring at the four walls for months now. 

            Our lunch was great. We both ordered the brisket sandwich.

When told that it was my birthday, the waiter asked if I'd like a drink with my lunch. I said no. It was noon, even too early for a drinker which I am not. But, here he comes with a small glass with this concoction in it and Oh, My, it was heavenly

I'd never heard of peanut butter whiskey before but that was what it was - with Godiva Chocolate Liqueur mixed it in and topped with whipped cream! I gotta find an excuse to go back there .... and not too far in the future either. Let's see.... Valentine's day is coming up.... 

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Making 2021 the Best Ever!

Here is a YouTube video I made about the New Year! Hope you will visit my channel and subscribe to it. that would just make my day! Thank you.