I’ve been here!



ONE Of those HAS to work…??? lol

This is as close as we are allowed to get to it. People were stealing the pink sand. So they cut off access. That is too sad. But it was cool to read this article and realize I have been there! Aug 2017 when I went to see Matteo!

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I bought this bookcase in 1995. It housed Nick’s mini car collection, then, when I discovered he wouldn’t dust them? Our VHS Movies that slowly was converted to DVD’s and didn’t need that kind of room. Later, it became an actual bookcase with Knick Knacks mixed in. (see top photo upper middle)

I finally got very tired of it. My friend Janet, Jack’s new mommy, said she could use it. She and her friend Mike? came and got it on Saturday.

LOOK at all that room! And now I can actually start sorting all those boxes my daughter dragged downstairs from the room the boys used!! I’m so excited to finally get this corner of my living room sorted. And that huge plant outside.

Because I’m carpeting the living room.

Yes, I am covering back up all that history in the floor.

And getting different furniture.

I can’t wait.

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Bits and bits

I know I haven’t written much lately. Been just maintaining and trying to get things done in my house and outside. Started mowing lawn yesterday. Today, it flurried. So I guess THAT job won’t get finished for a few days.

While I was mowing, Stella and Louie were out in the dog pen running. Till I started mowing. They were NOT happy. So Stella found the one spot to wiggle under the fence. And came running at me. On the riding lawn mower. I shut it down, jumped off and got on the ground. She came running right at me! I hugged her and told her what a good girl she was to come to Mom! (my heart is in my throat because she usually heads right for the highway…I was close enough to it). I’m still not going to trust them outside without a leash.

Went to Lennox’s soccer game. OMG it was SUCH fun!! LOVE watching him play! He’s not much into sports but he LOVES this. I’m going to try to photo shop that lady outta there and put this one on canvas. I am beyond proud of this young man. He got in there and kicked the other players with the best of them.

So that’s it for now. I may have more tomorrow. Hugs to all

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Interesting read…..


“Based on available epidemiological data and studies of environmental transmission factors,” the CDC concluded, “surface transmission is not the main route by which SARS-CoV-2 spreads, and the risk is considered to be low.” In other words: You can put away the bleach, cancel your recurring Amazon subscription for disinfectant wipes, and stop punishing every square inch of classroom floor, restaurant table, and train seat with high-tech antimicrobial blasts. COVID-19 is airborne: It spreads through tiny aerosolized droplets that linger in the air in unventilated spaces. Touching stuff just doesn’t carry much risk, and more people should say so, very loudly.

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So I think I’m heading to IL this weekend…..

Well ya…….lol….with this bunch? yup. But I am going for a funeral for the son of one of the IL mafia. He had a stroke last week, passed away this weekend. He was 55. FAR too young.

I slept with both my bedroom windows open last night. The living room, dining, bathroom and laundry room too. APRIL 6TH people!!! I think that is a new record!!

The crickets and the bullfrogs sounded so summery last night when Stella, Louie and I went out for a walk….summer is coming….Sitting on the screen porch….

………just chillin’ with a glass of wine.

Of course you all know you are welcome to join me.

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I’ve been in a bit of a funk lately…

SO waiting for Spring to actually SPRING! I want to be outside taking care of things. I’m stuck inside finishing up some projects.

I took my walk to my friend J’s house to see Jack today.

OMG. He shied away but I would call his name and he’s like “I think I KNOW her!!”

He finally got close enough to sniff my hand; then he was all over me! Oh, such a sweet boy and he is doing SO well with J! I’m very happy. I knew he was going to a great home.

They play tag and get along so well, Gus and Jack. I feel really good about her getting him.

He licked my face all over. I’m wondering what Stella will do when I get home……

And this brightened my day…………considerably….

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Little fat boy…

……went home to his new Mommy on Friday night. I miss him. But not the 4am wake up whines.

He is too adorable.

Last night, it was like Stella finally figured out he was gone. She kept looking at the kennel and whining. So I held her for awhile. Which upsets Louie so he has to run around her and jump onto my shoulder, smooching my face.

She’ll get over it soon. We’re good.

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