Temporary Hiatus

due toI’m sorry that I haven’t posted here for such a long time. Health issues have reduced my energy levels and I’ve had to focus on things that must be done, relegating the tasks that I can put off to a back burner. I ask your understanding and want to let you know that I’ll be back to regular posts as soon as I am able.

Don’t give up on me…


Another Rainy Day!

Rain all week ;o(

I feel guilty for not welcoming the rain with all the appreciation that local farmers are feeling.  We really needed the rain, especially since ours is an agricultural area and depends on what grows here.  Still, it’s gray and gloomy and I tend to be the same.  I’ve discovered that I welcome the rain in a different way these days….all my joints ache in anticipation and then decide to continue to ache until the sun comes out again.

Today is a day for staying inside and keeping dry. But, if you have to be out in it, here’s something you will need to help you keep from getting too wet.                                           

At least they are colorful, and bright colors always make me happy. Maybe today is a good day to knit on something bright.  That’s after I finish my homework, of course. 😉

Not much to be thoughtful about this week…besides the earthquake in Japan, the terrible damage the tornadoes have caused in the mid-west, the on-and-on-and-on-going election news coverage…and so it goes.  I’ve been keeping track of the Afghani reactions to the killing of those people by an American soldier.  I feel so sorry for the soldier and his family, sorrier still for those who unnecessarily died at his hand and their families, and even more sorry that what he did could cause our nation to be in a heightened war condition and reignite the war in Afghanistan, with the US not in the leading part of advising and helping.  It’s more than a little frightening.

On a much happier note, my daughter and I will be going to see a stage production of ‘Mama Mia‘ on Sunday. We’ve seen it before, both the movie and a different stage production…but I just love the music!  I’ll be humming and singing for the next week, at least.  The tickets were my Christmas gift from my daughter, so I’ve been looking forward to this weekend for nearly three months.

Have a good weekend!


P.S. Here are some other blogs you might enjoy….more discussions about rain!

Thursday Thoughts

Missed yesterday…bronchitis kept me from doing practically anything.  Good thing I like to read!

This morning I’m looking forward to this evening when I am going with my friend, Sharon, to a presentation about the benefits of a Diet for Inflammatory conditions…if it has any suggestions at all that can reduce my winter-inflamed joints, I’ll be happy.

I’m short on meanderings today…I lost a day out of  my Plan to use every day before I start a class again next Tuesday.  I really needed this week to catch up on all sorts of home-related chores (like cleaning out my closet and donating a whole lot of unused “stuff” to Goodwill).

My thoughts this morning are again with nostalgia.  I read that Kodak is declaring bankruptcy today.  And it made me sad.  I remember so many “Kodak moments”, my first camera was a Kodak, I used Kodak film, sent my film to Kodak to be developed, used their photo stations to make cards for friends and family. Today, I am like so many others that have abandoned Kodak for a much easier venue….digital camera, desktop photo programs, etc.  Still, I have all my memories and still use the term “Kodak moment” when I catch something good on my cell phone camera (I’ve practically stopped carrying even my little digital camera with me…the cell phone is so much easier when I want to catch day-to-day Kodak moments.)  Saving and posting photos is instantaneous…love these “new” applications! I’ll probably forget that I don’t use Kodak anymore, but I’ll still feel sad that Kodak isn’t able to hang on under the digital deluge.

My cousin, Georgiene, has requested prayers for a dear friend who is battling brain cancer.  If you can, please add her to your endless list of those we pray for.  Georgiene will be very grateful…and so will I.

Happy Thursday!