OOps…forgot to title this……….but then….(updated)

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This is about how I feel today.

Like crap.

I don’t know if 2 weeks of steady cold meds have raised havoc in my gut or what. But I HURT. I am about falling asleep on my keyboard by 2pm.  I’m looking forward to going to Gary’s just to snuggle in with no animals or kids to wake me at 5am.

Plus – dammit! It’s so nice outside!!

Thank God it’s Friday.
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Speaking of, I made coffee this morning, put the water and grounds in, turned it on ……….1/2 hour later I went out to get my cuppa and nothing. NOTHING!

So I had to go and buy a new coffee pot this morning. I was over 2 hours late getting my coffee which, any of you that drink coffee know….resulted in a caffeine withdrawal headache. So I’ve been popping Tylenol all day.

Which, I don’t think, helps with the sore gut.

Babysitting Lennox and Willa tomorrow night.

“Nonna?”
Yes luv?
“Do you think Gary would have ice cream with me?”
I wouldn’t doubt it darling. I would too.
“You would?” (he asks as he and I are having ice cream together…………..)

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God I love that kid!!

Mommy and son went to a Mommy/Son dance last Friday. He looks so grown up in the photo!! Is he no longer 5?? omg……….

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They grow up FAR too fast for this Nonna!

 

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Every day I get this notice….

River Flood Warning is in effect

bulletin remains in effect until 1:05 am Friday for La Crosse County, WI
…WATER CONTINUES TO RISE ALONG THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER…

THESE RIVER FORECASTS TAKE INTO ACCOUNT BOTH OBSERVED AND FORECAST PRECIPITATION. RECENT SNOW MELT HAS LED TO A LOT OF THE ELEVATED LEVELS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

DO NOT DRIVE CARS INTO FLOODED AREAS. REMEMBER, IT ONLY TAKES TWO FEET OF WATER TO FLOAT MOST AUTOMOBILES, INCLUDING SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES. TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN!

ADDITIONAL RIVER AND WEATHER INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT… HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/LACROSSE .

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT LA CROSSE. * UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE…OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED. * AT 9:15 AM THURSDAY THE STAGE WAS 13.2 FEET. * FLOOD STAGE IS 12.0 FEET. * MODERATE FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MODERATE FLOODING IS FORECAST. * FORECAST…THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE RISING TO NEAR 14.8 FEET BY THURSDAY MORNING. ADDITIONAL RISES MAY BE POSSIBLE THEREAFTER. * IMPACT…AT 14.5 FEET…GOOSE ISLAND PARK BEGINS TO FLOOD.

It’s getting rather old. The water by my house has actually gone down and the creek is pretty much back within her banks. The rotting vegetation smell is not too bad because it gets chilly enough at night yet.
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This lake, I mean field, is pretty much gone now. The swamps between my place and town have subsided.

Yesterday I went home with a headache. Took my Melatonin at 8:30pm figuring to drop off about 9:30pm. I think the ‘Tylenol’ I took messed with it because it was almost 11pm before I finally could shut the lights off. However I tossed and turned for another hour.

Gary and I are babysitting the two littlest bugs on Saturday. Both Mom and Dad have to work. Mom is working a Wild Game Feed and Dad works from 7pm till 6:30am. So I will also be in charge of giving Willa her heart meds. I’ve done it several times so I’m not too worried. When I asked Gary if he wouldn’t mind babysitting with me on Saturday, he immediately asked:  “Can I hold Willa??? I need to practice you know!” lol…Of course you can hon.

Last night, I got all kinds of smiles and stories! But as soon as I bring the camera out, she stops and just stares at the phone. I think I’m gonna have to have Mommy hide behind the couch and try to get it secretly. But that Willa, she’s pretty sharp! And is really noticing things now. She is almost 10 weeks old.

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I sold a flattie last night. I’ll have a nice chunka change in my pocket on Saturday. I believe it is a 1949. I should pull the #’s and do some research. I have a second flattie I need to figure out the year on. And a third big one in the shed. Someone’s car needs a motor..

That’s $250 sitting right there. Wish someone would take it of my hands….lol! I want to pay off my car! Oh,and there are 2 or 3 more flatties in my garage. One of them is $1,300, rather rare little bird………………

Well……I’m not falling asleep on my keyboard like I did yesterday. Sheesh. I’m just shot. Tomorrow night is fish supper with another sister. I also have to do some grocery shopping for the cash strapped college grandson. He’s getting a couple bags full of stuff tomorrow night. He’s happy. LOL. Don’t take much!

 

 

 

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Japanese Tea Garden in SF

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Have any of you ever been here? It is so good for finding peace. I loved these gardens. My cousin and I went there after the Georgia O’Keefe Show across the way from here. I can’t recall the name of that gallery. It was a GREAT time with Allison. I love her to bits and back. Can’t hardly believe it has been 5 years since we were there. So much has happened since then.

We lost her mom- my auntie, my husband, another auntie, and my brother. Also 5 of my classmates, and numerous friends. I should keep track for just one year. I’m sure the stats would be staggering.

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OK OK OK!!!

I’ll do what I can to get a photo tomorrow night!

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My weekend was good…..again.

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I took a selfie of us driving to my house. He won’t let me post the photo, he was not smiling. So he doesn’t like it. He said to warn him the next time I was taking a photo.

I said no.

LOL!!

SURPRISE!!!

But no, I won’t post it. I’ll just keep trying for a good photo instead.

I am so tired today. I couldn’t sleep last night. I hate that. Time to start taking my Melatonin at 6pm instead. I need to catch up I think. Between the medicine and all the fresh air on Saturday, you would think I’d have dropped right off.

We went walking in Whitewater State Park on Saturday. One of the prettiest valleys around. It was sunny and warm out. Walked some of the trails there. We will probably do that every weekend now. He’s on his way there now.

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It’s quarter of 4. I have to run up to Blair 10 miles north of my after work, go home, grab the boys, go to the library and return 2 books and 2 movies, then home to relax. I’m taking my Melatonin early tonight. This cold and the meds have kicked my ass and I need to sleep.

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Y’all have a good night now, ya hear?

 

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Just needed to post this today…..

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I hope one of you gets something out of this today.
I hope one of you passes this one on.
I hope one of you helps a sister today.
I hope one of you understands – I am here for you.
Because I have been in these places.
And I have carried on.
Because I know how you feel.
And I have a never ending supply of hugs and a large shoulder.

Go forth and be kind. Everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle

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The day after…..

I might have this under control now…..kind of like my parking skills……

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My friend Nania came over last night with my Pchef order and then we went for supper. She had never been to Wason’s. She liked it. We had a very nice visit. She’s been a great friend to me since I met her back in 2006 or 07. I wish we lived closer. And when I move back to MN…..I’ll get to see her less.

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Tonight some of my front step gets cleaned up, ingredients assembled, pack for the weekend again. My daughter is having a friends get together and I have been banished…kind of. That’s ok. I spend the weekend at Gary’s anyway. Have new recipes to try this time! Yay.

He’s never had a Chicago Style Hot Dog…………..WHAT???? omg I love those things!!! So that’s on the menu as well as my good Chicken Wraps. I want to show him how to spruce up his daily salad too. I think the man’s in a rut. lol

This Friday evening we are meeting for fish in Winona with one sister. Next Friday night is meeting with another sister. Oh my……This will be interesting.

I joined this Global Penpals Site. And so far, the people I am corresponding with are fun.

Except one.

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From Germany.

I received her first postal snail mail letter dated 1/14/2019 in later January. I just TODAY finished reading it. My head would literally swim after each paragraph.

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She dictated how I was to write my letters to her, what font, what size paper, how many pages PRINTED ON BOTH SIDES because she saves all her penpal letters and just DOESN’T have the room to store them if they are not used on BOTH sides!gasp3.gif
She also dictated that each paragraph start with a BOLD Capitol letter, every question she ask be answered, omg I could go ON and ON about the crap she hates  (The sick things I have experienced on this site already…one penpal even let her 20 yr old son regularly read all her penpals letters and even found that NORMAL!!!! Of course I sent her my good-bye note immediately after she had told me this because such a thing is an absolutely NO-GO!!!) shock.gif
And! Apparently I had not answered a question from an email from WAY back in December so she copied and pasted it to this letter. She wants to know how long my letter was going to be because if it was only 4 pages long, she “was surely not going to reply with a 6-8 page letter.”
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Needless to say, this letter will go unanswered which is “very annoying and rude” which, I’m sorry lady, you are the epitome of.

Oh, and she has two emails which I am to use equally.huh.gif
So one doesn’t get jealous………….????

Or maybe I’ll take the copy and paste thing she did about how LONG my letter will be and return that to her saying “There won’t be any.”

Wow.

Just wow……

 

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Today….it might be right on….

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There is more in store for you today than meets the eye. As the hours pass, you’ll realize that something new is having an effect.

Interesting Horrorscope today….wouldn’t you say?

I had a great time with Gary last night. We went to the VFW for burgers. They are some of the BEST burgers around. He was impressed. I hope we go there again. My friend L and L met us there. We got to sit and chat for awhile. We finally left, then we chatted for a bit after we got home. He went to bed early. I kept laughing at F*R*I*E*N*D*S. Man that show is hilarious!

But! I can’t wait for this damn cold to be done! I need some proper kissin’! Can’t do that when you can’t breathe……….lol

Anyway, my dog and I cuddled, my cat and I cuddled. I should have taken some Melatonin at that time and would have if I would have known what was coming.

I got in the shower. Suddenly I stop. And just stand there. Remembering 3 years ago just started seeping into my mind. And the tears started rolling…..

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Thinking about the things we were to do ………. that I’ll be doing with someone new. Will it feel the same? Will the experiences he and I talked of turn out like I thought they would with someone different? The unknown is a tad scary.

Gary has the same feelings. Losing his wife to cancer stopped all of their plans too.

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Losing a spouse is just . . . . . . difficult.

sometimes you just have to let the day win

So back to the horoscope……?

There is more in store for you today than meets the eye. As the hours pass, you’ll realize that something new is having an effect.

It’s nice to have found Gary. He gets me. And that is nice.

Very nice.

*smiles*

 

 

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