5 years ago today

My world came crashing down.

And I’ve been rebuilding it ever since.

Today, the first thing I see is this:

Written by my oldest grandson. He loves his Papa still. He always will.

Reading this first thing this morning….I’ve been struggling all day. The other 364 days…….? I’m doing much better.

But not today.

And I can have that. Because I miss him and will till the day I die.

I own it.

I’ll grieve in my own way.

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Didja all miss me?

Two of my lilies. The yellow one in front is one of 2 huge pots of flowers Gary and I rescued from the dump. He kept one and gave one to me. GORGEOUS flowers someone just threw away instead of knowing these things will come back every year. Had to have been a $70 pot of plants. Times 2. Idiots out there irritate me. Ya it’s been a long week and it’s only Tuesday.

The other lily? I SWEAR I can smell it here at work just looking at the photo. It’s an amazing flower and smells SOOOOO good. It’s the white one under my bathroom window there to the right. Usually it touches the window sill.

Heading home to smell my beauties. Have a GREAT evening!

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See ’em?

SEE ‘EM???

See ’em all hiding in there? AND I CAN’T REACH HALF OF THEM!!! I have 3 patches. Two I can reach them all but not the one behind my shed…..

Time to bring out the nipper and get rid of sucker strings, clean up nettles and get at these little delicious bundles of joy,

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What does the OTHER guy look like???

A subconjunctival hemorrhage (sub-kun-JUNK-tih-vul HEM-uh-ruj) occurs when a tiny blood vessel breaks just underneath the clear surface of your eye (conjunctiva). The conjunctiva can’t absorb blood very quickly, so the blood gets trapped. You may not even realize you have a subconjunctival hemorrhage until you look in the mirror and notice the white part of your eye is bright red.

A subconjunctival hemorrhage often occurs without any obvious harm to your eye. Even a strong sneeze or cough can cause a blood vessel to break in the eye. You don’t need to treat it. Your symptoms may worry you. But a subconjunctival hemorrhage is usually a harmless condition that disappears within two weeks or so.

But hey! My face looks thinner! (Down 10lbs as of this morning!)

I also look old.

And very tired.

And grey.


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My governor is an idiot….

Evers kills GOP bill ending federal unemployment bonus

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Democratic Gov. Tony Evers has vetoed a Republican bill that would eliminate a $300-a week federal bonus for unemployed people.

The bonus was designed to help the unemployed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

It’s scheduled to end on Sept. 6 but Republican legislators pushed the bill through the Assembly and Senate earlier this month, insisting that business can’t find workers and the bonus is keeping people from seeking work.

Evers announced Tuesday he has vetoed the bill.

He wrote in his veto message that he objects to the Legislature interfering with the executive branch’s ability to administer the unemployment benefit program and there’s no evidence to support the claim the bonus is keeping people from finding work.

All the news in the papers and on TV is how the businesses here are closing because people don’t want to give up unemployment that gives people more money than they can make working.

This article just goes to show how OUT OF TOUCH our elected officials are.

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Let me tell ya about some LAUNDRY…..

So M stayed in FBA room Thurs and Friday nights.

B and R stayed in the FS room Friday night.

S and B stayed in the FS room Saturday night.

D and L stayed in FBA room Saturday night.

M and J came yesterday afternoon for the FS room Sun and Mon nights.

Each time the people in the room changed? …the sheets and towels change. The room gets the rugs shaken out and vac’d, everything wiped down, the coffee pot and cups washed. More coffee and coffee stuff (sugar, creamer etc) get restocked. Fresh flowers get picked and put in the rooms. The bathroom gets wiped down and fresh towels get hung.

Then I changed my bed linens, washed my comforter, feather bed, and swept everything. Most of this stuff was hung on the line to dry. And it rained all day Saturday.

Sorted more magazines, threw more away, took a bunch to the recycling(only the staple bound, they don’t want gummed bindings anymore. Messes up their machines) Moved several pieces of furniture so my dining room is looking more like a dining room. Cleaned the kitchen and all the dishes are caught up on. Made rice pudding, Round steak in the crock pot, played with Stella and Louie so they didn’t feel neglected. About have my desk ready.

I had almost 13,000 steps yesterday.

I’m exhausted today.

I need a drink.

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