In the winter she curls up around a good book and dreams away the cold. ~Ben Aaronovitch, Broken Homes

Monday, April 25, 2011

Random thoughts

1.  With me having to fly soon and not being comfortable in doing it anyhow, I'm not getting much confidence;   plane top coming off, air traffic controllers sleeping and watching movies.  Yikes!!

2. They have a new company at the nursing home doing hair.  A couple of weeks ago mom got her haircut.  I happened to come at the time she was getting it done so I went up to see if she was through.  The woman that was working on my mom said "Hi Viki".  It turns out she lives on the next street and I was in PTA with her.  Sometimes it really is a small world.

3.  I hope everyone had a good Easter.  We saw Mom in the morning and then my brother and sister-in-law came over in the afternoon to eat.  They brought me a daffodil plant and an Easter balloon.

4. After we were done eating, hippie saw a white bird outside.  All of us went to look.  It was the size of a sparrow but all white.  We think it must have been an albino.  Naturally, I didn't have the camera and once we all saw it it took off like a flash anyhow.  I'll have to keep my eyes open in case it comes back again.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Random thoughts

1.  I saw Stevie Nicks on Oprah last week.  I was shocked to hear she was 62 years old.  I didn't realize we were that close in age.  I don't know if I thought she was older or younger than me LOL. 

2. So,  All My Children and One Life to Live are ending.  When my son was young I did watch AMC but haven't for years.  I guess I'm probably part of the reason it's ending.  Just like with Oprah I'll watch the last couple of months to see how it ends. 

3. It always amazes me.  You can have two gas stations across from each other one is selling gas at 3.89 and the other at 3.73.

4.  Mom's cataracts are worse.  She couldn't even see the girl holding the eye chart 3 feet away from her.  I'll be looking into having them removed sometime in the next few months.

5.  What do you think of my new blog look?  I think I'm still going to put a picture up but don't know what it will be yet.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Random thoughts

1.  This past Sunday it was in the 80's, wow.  I was thrilled to open all the doors and windows and let some air in the house.  We're back to cooler temps though and might even get some snow over the weekend.

2.  I watched The Judd's on the OWN network.  I thought it was really excellent showing the dynamics of a mother - daughter relationship.  Not that it represents all mother - daughter relationships but I thought I saw some of me and my mother in it.

3.  My mother's roommate isn't doing so well.  She's been in bed a lot for the last couple of months.  I found out she has a tumor. I'm pretty sure nothing is going to be done about it. I thought she was 85 but the nurse said she is really 95.  I'm not sure how my mom will react when something happens to her.

4. Last week I FINALLY got the cleaning bug so I went with it.  I got a lot done.  Yippee!!

5. I need to go clothes shopping to get a few things for our trip.  Eh, I hate clothes shopping.   

6.  Thursday Mom is having to see the eye doctor.  I'm going to meet up with them.  The doctor wanted to see her in 3 months.  I have a feeling her cataracts might be getting worse.  I did ask mom if she would want to have them removed if they got bad and she said yes.  I'm a little concerned about her having them done but I guess I don't blame her.  I can tell she really can't see things farther away.

7.  Years ago, there was a popular book called Simple Abundance.  Magellan got me one. I don't think I ever read the whole thing.   This week I started the daily readings again.  Did anyone else ever read this?

8.  Gasoline has been up to $3.89 here. Yikes!

9.  The thing I like most about Lent is that on Friday's hippie buys be pierogi's from a bar.  It's much nicer than having to make them.  Although I never make them from scratch.  I did once with my mother and it was just too much work.

10. See ya ;-)