Thursday, May 5, 2011


It's taken a few days, but I've finally wandered through the rough and ragged paths of technology, jumped through the hoops of Blogger, climbed the mountains of despair, and come out the other side.  No longer am I locked out of my Blog, nor am I told that my password is incorrect.  Good Grief, Charlie Brown!  I thought I was going to have to create an entirely new blog journal using a different and unfamiliar new site.  Thankfully, not!

That being said, my entries today will be more random thoughts.  There's probably something swimming through my mind that would be worthy of tapping out with my dancing fingers on the keyboard, but for the life of me, I'm not able to withdraw it. So, if you will, humor me and be patient!

Yesterday Mike and I helped my friend, Sue, get to the hairdresser.  Sue had slipped a few weeks ago, while having a pleasant afternoon of hiking through the woods and having a picnic with her daughter and her children. When her foot slipped in the leaves, her ankle turned hard and she broke 3 bones in her lower leg. Sue's daughter-the-nurse, and her 14 yr old granddaughter had to drag her back up the slope on their picnic tablecloth, accomplishing the feat in an hour's time.  Suffice it to say, that now that she's home, her leg is braced and she's unable to put weight on it. She's got a walker and a wheelchair, and she's allowed to drive,  but she can't navigate the  exit and entrance to her house without help. There are four steps up and down. Anyway, we were able to get her 'prettified' so that she could have her photo taken for the church directory.  She was happy, and is quite cheerful and determined not to let her limitations slow her down much. 

For the last few weeks, I've been very aware that my hair was 'too long.'  Of course, if Aunt Sis was here, she'd tell me that it looked nice, and that just when it 'starts to look nice, you chop it off.'
Well, it was too long...for me!  So, I went this morning to  "Cutting Loose" and one of the lovely ladies there cut it. No longer is it too long....far from it!  It's now 'too short'....waaaaaaaaaaay too short! But, no use crying of clipped curls. They will grow back, in their time, which will be within weeks. Until then, I'll be pleased that it will not get messed up by the wind or rainy weather. The only thing that will bother it is sleeping on it, but that's easy too. When I wake up looking like a cockatiel, I'll go 'soak my head' and brush it into place. Tada!  Wash and wear hair!

I started a diet the other day...calorie counting.  I'm not good at diets...because all I think about is food. You have to be aware of everything that goes into your mouth when you're trying to lose weight, and I probably can lose more without being on a diet, because I don't constantly think about food!  So far, I'm doing pretty well in my choices, and though today was difficult as I was craving chocolate, I did not give in.  I've  measured portions, checked them against the calorie list, written down everything, and surprisingly, I'm not hungry.  Yay for far.  I have no grand illusions that I'll ever be very slim...I do, after all, have 'chubby genes', but I can get into the habit of eating more healthy choices and portions.

Though I could go on about nothing for hours, I'll wind this up, and hope for better things from inside my naked head tomorrow!  Be well, sleep well...and pleasant dreams, my friends.


  1. So sorry you had such a bad time of blogging! Yikes! Locked out and all that jazzzzzzzzzzzz. -sigh-

    But now I have a problem for you. :-) Not a huge one but....... Could you please make the Background where your post is written, a lighter color? Pale-down the purple you are using, for the post Background and then, your purple type will be easier to read.

    Perhaps your present Background does not look too dark on your monitor. But on mine, it does. And makes it difficult to read your words.

    Glad you are back!

    Oh and I wanted to ask you a question, to ask your Marine please... The Marine *saying*... I need to know "how" it is said...




    Please and thank you.

    Gentle hugs,

  2. Good Morning, Auntie... thank you for letting me know how you saw the blog colors. It's been changed. In answer to your question, generally Marine families say OOOOOOOOOOOrah!'re welcome! <3

  3. Welcome back Mama. I am so glad to see your posts again. I have been missing them.