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Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 10:39 am
I'm trying to make myself a schedule. I do fairly well with working within (and around!)a schedule, a list, a to-do. Vacation, as it was, is over and I need to get my act together. Yesterday I cleaned the bathrooms. Yuck. As I was coming up from my knees whilst scrubbing the floor, I banged the top of my head on a very pointy towel bar. The ouch. No blood, no goose egg, but I had a headache the rest of the day. No good deed....

I went to the 4pm yoga class and that was good.

Today I'm spot cleaning the carpet, vacuuming and dusting in preparation for the new couch we are to receive sometime tomorrow. Tomorrow I guess I'll be waiting for the truck to arrive.

I'm taking one of our yoga instructors out to lunch today. She's 18 and is leaving on Monday for college in Oberlin OH. She's the "little girl" that loves to kick my butt in the cardiyoga classes. Ima miss her.

Best get on with it.
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Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 12:11 pm
Hello All,

This week I finished two books:

Hollow City by Ransom Riggs This is the 2nd book in the 'peculiar' series. It wasn't quite as fascinating as the first, but it did move the story along a bit, explained more about the peculiar world. I enjoyed it for what it was worth. Was hoping to dive right into the 3rd book, but alas I'm on the wait list. Oh well.

I perused what was available and say Three Sisters, Three Queens by Philippa Gregory. I love the Tudor period and not much has been written (or I should say that I've read) about Margaret and Scotland. The history is always fun. I usually read these digital books in my browser and open another tab with the actual history to see how she keeps up. Not bad, not exactly so, but close enough. It is fiction and I need to keep that in mind when reading these books. This was written in the first person (by Margaret) and juxtaposed her life with her sister in law, Katherine of Aragon and her little sister Mary Tudor. Margaret is not the most sympathetic of characters, but I understand the device she was using to tell her tale. Not a bad read, but if you want true history you won't find it in these books. Which the author readily acknowledges.

Next up I've got a real book to hold in my hands; Whistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandall. A friend loaned it to me and I have no idea what to expect. Kinda exciting!
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Monday, August 7th, 2017 11:34 am
And this is what I did:

Mini loaves of banana bread with mini chocolate chips

So much better and tastier!
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Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 10:03 am
I finished reading the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer.
Reading Stuff Here )
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Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 01:17 pm
Is mending considered a craft? It should. In this disposable society that we live in, mending is an art form.

I have three rock eggs that I display and use! For mending! Clever, eh?
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Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 02:42 pm
It's been a while since I've been crafty. I was asked to make mermaid tail otter pop holders. I guess it's a thing. I had some leftover yarn from the actual mermaid tails and since it was for those particular ya go!

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Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 08:43 am
Sadly, we have about 5 fires going on around our community. None of them are at 50% containment yet and most are outlying so no structures are threatened...yet.

It just makes me so sad as, right now, they are predicting that all of these were human started. Either by shooting guns or fireworks out in the desert.

What is wrong with people?

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Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 09:11 am

Remember; Friends, Family, Food and moderation!
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Saturday, July 1st, 2017 09:20 am
A most Happy Birthday to [personal profile] desdemonaspace! I think of you every day! (Fiesta!!!)
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Monday, June 5th, 2017 08:14 am
5 more days kids. Five. More. Days.
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Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 02:00 pm
And it's really long! And with pictures (I hope!)

Smelly Stuff )
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Friday, May 5th, 2017 08:34 am
Seems I've done something to my left knee. Although I don't think it's my knee. I think I sprained, bruised, something, my left quadriceps muscle when I was doing reclining hero the other day. The knee itself doesn't hurt, but the outside is slightly swollen. After I iced it this morning it went down. Hmmm.

I shall be very careful with it during teaching today and tomorrow. Man, getting old is not for the faint of heart!

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Friday, April 28th, 2017 10:53 am
We just finished watching the finale of “Feud: Bette and Joan” on FX. (Thanks, OnDemand!) Here are my thoughts, in no particular order.

I found this show to be delightful. We looked forward to watching it every week. The performances were nuanced as well as spot on by the two lead actors.

Re: ageism and sexism in Old(?) Hollywood. One of the things I found the most fascinating was the ages of Joan Crawford and Bette Davis. This series focused on the time period of 1960 to 1977/1978. The movie, “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?” came out in 1962 which means it was probably/possibly made in 1961. In 1961 Bette Davis was 53 years old. Joan Crawford was 57. The actors playing them? Susan Sarandon is 70 playing a 53 year old; Jessica Lange is 67, playing a 67 year old. Both Sarandon and Lange look years younger than their counterparts.

I realize that Davis and Crawford were both hard drinkers and smokers. And I suppose it’s possible that Sarandon and Davis have had some “work” done. It still boggles. It makes me feel extremely sympathetic towards Davis and Crawford (and even towards Sarandon, Lange and all female actors of a “certain” age) and all of the tumult they went through to just keep working.
There has been some buzz about a fantasy scene in the final episode. Without spoiling, I felt it was a fitting summing up of both women’s careers and how they, possibly, really felt about each other.

I like to think this was a love letter to both women. They had their weaknesses, their pettiness but mostly they had greatness. We should always remember.
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Monday, April 25th, 2011 02:14 pm
I'm trying this crossposting thing. Nothing to see here, move along.
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Sunday, April 3rd, 2011 08:28 pm
I really need to start cross posting. My bad.
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Sunday, November 7th, 2010 11:36 am
You'd think by now I'd know that getting my butt moving helps me:

  • sleep better

  • be more alert

  • eat less

  • lower my bp

  • be more tolerant of nutjobs

Why can't I seem to remember that????
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Thursday, November 4th, 2010 07:43 am
I ran some errands after school yesterday. One of the things I did was to pick up some items for my mom. Seems the "cruise" director position at her place still hasn't been filled and the shopping "excursions" are still hit or miss.

Surprisingly, she was in her room when I stopped by. I think she no likey the temp. cruise director and stays out of the room when she can. Mom's good. Looks healthy, seems chipper. The piles on her table seem smaller, which is a good thing. Her living room and bedroom are clutter free. I can't comment on the state of the drawers and cupboards though. I have a feeling they are filling up.

Mom Stuff )

The good thing is I know she's safe. She's well fed, she's being given her meds regularly and there is no self-medicating anymore. She's getting to know more of the other residents and seems to be making some friends. She isn't dwelling on the negatives and she seems to be happy. Mom's going to be 75 on Monday and I hope she's around for lots more years.