Tuesday, April 29, 2014

I have failed

I got a mouth infection which has taken me to a pain I have never known before. In trying to find sustenance and keeping my mouth from getting worse, I have neglected my blog. I have failed at getting in 365 photos. I have failed at completing the a-zbloggingchallege. Just plain old failed.

You have missed some great photos:
This guy turned 13. He's just amazing. He's playing YMCA basketball waiting for junior high baseball to start. His is a team of misfits; those who have played basketball, those who think they can play basketball, those who have played pick up basketball in their neighborhoods, and those who have never played but needed to get off the sofa. A week or so ago at a game Jason had an open court to a lay up shot. He could have made it. Instead he looked for an open teammate. It happened to be one of those who needed to be off the sofa and not a real good player. Jay passed to him anyway. In going up for the shot, his teammate was fouled. The result was two free throws. He got one of them.  Great ego boost for a kid who has never played. My daughter blubbered at the awesomeness of her son's act. Jason, shrugged as if to say: Hey, it was the right thing to do. Love this guy.

and this one:
Yeah, this one again. Just a warning she's driving now. So, if you are in the Lansing area be on the look out. Not only that, she got her first job yesterday and will start next week. Not only beautiful but smart, too. Was honored for academics at the award ceremony a week or so ago. Love her too. Proud of you, too Megs.

I have not downloaded the icicles that found themselves hanging from my roof last Tues. I am more than ready for winter to be totally gone. My parents were in Vanderbilt over the weekend and they got snow. Um, that is an hour and a half north of me. No, thanks.

So, the mouth is still a mess. My talking is hard to understand, but I am surviving. Life is moving on. Maybe tomorrow I'll start doing photos again for real.


Friday, April 11, 2014

365 Photos Day 101/L is for

L is for luck. If it weren't for bad luck I would have none. First, I am battling some virus which has rendered me unable to eat or talk. While it might be getting better, I am wide awake waiting for my smoke alarm to go off so I will have a reason to call the fire department. It smells like electrical burning. I cannot find the source, and I have been to the dungeon. The space heaters keeping my pipes from freezing are now off. It didn't seem to be anything down there, but I can still smell the "hot" smell. Meantime, I have mindless TV keeping me company. But could get out in a heartbeat if needed.

365 Photos Day 100/J is for

Jason is one of the J's in my life. He will be 13 in ten days. This one was taken the last time I saw him. So about a month ago. Love you, Buddy.

Jamie is the first J in my life. She calls to check on me every day when she gets out of work. When I go away for the winter we do facetime. Which I'm sure we will do when I move. Love you, Jamie.

PS If you didn't guess they are mother and son (or daughter and grandson).

Thursday, April 10, 2014

365 Photos Day 99/I is for

I is for ice cream and I'm about to have some. The cold makes my mouth feel better. It has been a week since this mess set in. Hopefully new meds will having it healing in no time. 


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

365 Photos Day 98/ H is for

H is for hugs. The best ones come from family. This is one with my nephew Anthony, was taken at their house Thanksgiving 2012.

Some hugs come from friends who have not seen each other in a long time.
Some just come with friends. Those whom we have bonded with.
Hug someone, it's healthy for both of you.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

365 Photos Day 97/G is for?

No, I'm not confused. G is for getting started. I've been awaiting the arrival of this book to start a lifestyle and eating change. One I hope will make me healthy for life. One I hope will help me lose 43.5 pounds.  Off to read more, work on my journal and get started.


Monday, April 7, 2014

365 Photos Day 96/F is for?

My photo and my word don't match today. This is a bookbag I won from another author on her release day. It came today, so seemed the appropriate photo.

However F is for Frustrated. I thought I had an allergic reaction to a food. Not so. I have some weird thing called Aphthous Ulcers. They are common and painful....tell me. No idea what causes them. Great. They can reoccur. Wonderful. They last 7 to 14 days. Awesome. They are not contagious...let me jump for joy now.

In the meantime, no talking...not too bad I live alone. Soft foods, puddings, jello, yogurt no fruit, applesauce,  mashed potatoes, ice cream, anything soft on the pallet.

Have a med, not sure it will help, but don't think it will hurt. Just frustrating because it is so very painful.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

365 Photos Day 95

Today I have a day off from the A-Z blog challenge. However I am still doing my 365 photos. Can hardly believe we are 95 days into 2014.

Veggies, I love some of them. These are my faves for dipping. My granddaughter and daughter would go for this. My grandson, not so much.

Veggies appear to be at the root of my current allergic reaction. None of the above were involved. I so want to live where there is a farmer's market. Where I can get fresh fruits and veggies. In the meantime, I will just drool until I can eat again.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

365 Photos Day 94/E id for

E is for every. Every closet in my house is packed in the hopes my house will sell.This is the coat closet in the entry. It also holds most of my dresses. Just look:
This is the hall closet under the stairs and yes the closet is packed under the stairs.
This is the closet in the spare bedroom. Most of what is in here is Christmas stuff with a few miscellaneous items

My bedroom closet is usable. The closet upstairs is packed and the three shelves in it are filled with books needing to be packed. I am running out of places to put things and still have the house showable.


Friday, April 4, 2014

365 Photos Day 93/D is for

 This is the inside of my front door. The blue you need is painter's tape. I need to finish painting the door and remove the tape. It's a project I put off and now I cannot get the weather to cooperate so I can finish it. Soon, it's on the list.


Thursday, April 3, 2014

365 Photos Day 92/ C is for

Nice design. However, it is a leak from before I had the roof redone. Kilz is in order to cover it then a paint job. There are two spots.
This is the other spot. I will get things taken done and it will be the last major inside thing to do in the house. I have the paint for the ceiling. I need to get the rollers and something to cover the floor. I'm ready.


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

365 Photos Day 91 B is for????

B is for books. I read them, I write them, these are the most recent aquisitions. I personally own enough books to open a small library. And yes, I buy more. In fact, I have one which will arrive next week.


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

365 Photos Day 90 A-Z Challenge A is for:

April Fool's

Today is the first day of the 30 day A-Z blogging challenge. This will be my third year to participate. I am combining my blogging challenge with my 365 Day Photo Challenge.

A is for April Fool's. We here in northern lower Michigan believed spring has finally arrived. Two semi nice days have preceded today. However, we were wrong. See photo

Why yes, that is snow along with bitter cold and high winds. Welcome to Michigan where you can get all for seasons in  one day.
Happy writing.


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