Sunday, January 3, 2021

Happy New Year!

 A lot can be said about the year 2020. Hindsight is twenty twenty!  Is there anything you'd have done differently? 

 Obviously the pandemic of Covid 19 occupied everyone on the planet. Shortages, lockdowns, social distancing. How did it effect your life? I hope each and every one of you stayed healthy. For that you should be grateful.  All else is just something to be handled.  Life is good

I know  some families are missing loved ones because of social distancing. The mothers and fathers who are in nursing facilities can’t have visitors. It’s heartbreaking on every level. Medical procedures were done and families couldn’t comfort their loved ones with visits.  Those who lost loved ones, for any reason, had trouble with funerals. 

Our 'new normal' has new parameters.  We continue to wear our masks when we get groceries  and eat out.  But we don’t go out as often as we used to. We are in the risk group. I sure don’t want to get it or pass it on to someone else. I’ve read that like other pandemics this one will get under control and will be written up and become history. Like the plague, Ebola, Avian flu, AIDS  etc. What makes Covid so frightening is the rapidity and reporting. 

I think mistakes were made by our leaders and the media. It caused so much panic. So many people became greedy from fear of the unknown. Sad when you think about it.

What does this new year bring us? Only time will tell. For myself I’ll take each day and enjoy it. Life is good!

For the past two years I’ve challenged myself to make 500 cards. Both times I’ve failed. So this year I’ll just make cards and share them here.

Handmade cards because:

No one displays an email on the mantle or

Shows off a tweet on the fridge or

Saves a Facebook post in a box of treasures

Using a template from Crafty Al, I made 9 cards. A combination of three pretty papers and card stock 



How did you spend your New Year’s Eve? We stayed in and hoped for the best. Living in a rural area I was expecting more noise. But it wasn’t bad.  On the first day of this fantastic year we shared a meal with our hosts, Christy and Rik. A low country boil! Unfortunately it was a rainy day but we sat on the porch and enjoyed the meal and good company


It has rained all year!  :^) The 1st and 2nd day of this brand new year gave us non stop rain.  When we went to bed last night it was still raining.  It looks like the system has passed and we should have some sunshine today.  It's almost 0800 on the 3rd and the clouds are still with us. I could use some clear skies and sunny weather.

All is right in our world






Sunday, December 27, 2020

End of the Year

 It has been an interesting year.  I truly hope you're ending it, at the very least, healthy.  We are doing great, no health issues and for that I'm grateful.  

We moved to Tallahassee and though I think Jim was a bit reluctant at first, he's embracing it.  Being around our daughters and their husbands is comforting on many levels.  We've never spent a holiday with Jim's daughter Christy as an adult.  Matter of fact we've not spent much time with her at all.  She's a remarkable woman.  Living next door to her and Rik is a learning experience! 

Sonsearae has enjoyed several holiday's with us over the years.  But this year is different somehow.  Not as hurried, trying to remember everything we wanted to say to each other.  

Family....it's a good thing!

We are constantly being tested.  Seems like each week there is another repair needed.  We're old and it's a pain!  But the rig is old and so it the truck.  We had to put the truck in the shop again and we got the cutest rental.  Repairs will always be needed unfortunately, so we're dealing with them as best we can.  

I've not been playing with my paper much...so I didn't make 500 cards this year. I have the supplies!  And time.  But since being here I've lost my mojo.  I am working on it!


Still in Christmas mode with the tags and quilt like cards.  I'll add sentiments next year to the cards.  Time to put Holiday papers and stamps away.  I'm ready for other colors

Earlier this month  I celebrated my birthday with a haircut!  
Also a pedicure which I haven't had for several years.  Sonsearae arranged it all as a gift to me.  She and Chris also treated us to dinner out at Osaka.  I love the hibachi.

Our daughters are trying to fatten us up.  I have gained weight since being here. My gallbladder dictates my diet as I'm trying to eat low fat.  Boring but better than passing stones.  A couple of weeks ago I took a header into a display rack courtesy of Dobby.  Caught me in the back of my knees and my legs buckled.  Couple of scrapes on my forearms and some bruising.  Looked awful!  But mostly healed.   

Jim is doing great, he's a bit more active here.  Partially from fixes and repairs, but visiting with Christy and Rik generally get's him out of the house every day.  Jim has found a primary care physician that is taking new patients.  This will get him referrals for the specialists that he'll need to see to continue with his healthcare.  I've not yet been to the VA.  Soon

We also need to get new drivers licenses and tags.  In time this will be done.  We're Floridians now....

All is right in our world