Saturday, September 30, 2017

Another Nice Day

We've enjoyed another nice day with friends. We went over to another friend's to see their wine-making setup. It's a home deal, but they are very organized and enthusiastic about it and are currently making wine from blackberries, apple (hard cider?) and muscadines.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Friends at the River

It's good to have friends visit. We went to Pebble Isle Marina and enjoyed their grill. The weather was cool and sunny.

Thursday, September 28, 2017


Today we went to the dermatologist in Memphis. The construction on our way in is complete. The view reminds me of the Jetsons when I was much younger:) We both came away bandaged. The part where my dad had melanomas and I've had one means I have to go for a check on a scheduled basis. The doctor reminded me to remind my kids to use sunscreen and no tanning beds. She took a biopsy from my chin and said I will have the lab results in a week She said I shouldn't worry as it is probably nothing. Well, that is exactly what she said when the spot on my thigh turned out to be a melanoma and I had to go back to have a bigger hole dug in my thigh.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

New Glasses

Ever since my cataract surgery I've been anxious to get my new glasses. I've had the same frames for about twenty years. They were titanium and way out of style but I didn't care. I've had frames that burned my skin. I was worried about getting glasses constructed of a material that would react badly with my skin. These don't have much in the way of frames so I'm hopeful I'll like them.

Monday, September 25, 2017

New Baskets

I've gotten two baskets ready to hang when I take down my summer baskets. I'll have to water them from inside, but it's only two baskets of pansies.

Sunday, September 24, 2017


Usually we have good neighbors. That may be because we try to be good neighbors and don't really interact with other people much. But we had people nearby who had the sheriff out several times removing people. It was impossible to determine who was living there at any given time. I'm glad they moved. It doesn't mean somebody better will move in.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

The Riyia Chronicles

The Riyia Chronicles is a sword and sorcery series. It's by Michael J. Sullivan. I've listened to it before, but it's been a while and I'm enjoying listening to it again. The characters are good, the plot is good, and it takes me away from boredom.

Friday, September 22, 2017


Today I picked out glasses. It will be a couple of weeks before they come, but at least I'm that far along. A couple of days ago the back side of my head started hurting. I thought maybe I should go to a chiropractor or a neurologist. In case it was an aneurism, I told my husband I love him and not to be too upset if I died. Then I managed to get an immediate appointment with a chiropractor. He said it is apparently the trigeminal nerve and thumped me in the head with an odd syringe-like thing. He said to come back Monday and we'll evaluate the treatment. I apologized for being a hypochondriac and he said it's better to take care of small things then letting something serious progress. He was very nice and so far the pain is gone and I'm not holding an ice bag on my head.

Thursday, September 21, 2017


I am not much of a napper but yesterday I took a ten hour nap and an hour nap today. Seriously odd.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Late September

I finally finished cutting back the peonies and weeded a little more. I have a new 18 volt black and decker battery for the battery-operated hand chain saw. It's charging now. Pansies are going to be in two baskets so they can adjust to their new environment. When I take down the angel wing baskets, I'll have the pansy baskets ready to hang.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Doctor's Visit

Today I went to the doctor because it's a month since my cataract surgery. I got a prescription for new glasses. I had intended to eat breakfast at a diner after that and then go to pick out new glasses. But my eyes have been burning and the doctor said the antihistamine I'm taking adds to the dry eye problem I'm having. The doctor also told me to start back on one of the drops because I'm showing inflammation cells in both eyes. So instead of going to a diner and having a nice breakfast and then picking out new glasses, we came back home so I could dig through the garbage. I'd tossed the drops and put them in the outside garbage container which is picked up on Mondays. We got home in time to find the drops (expensive!) and retie the little plastic bag for the garbage pickup.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Friday, September 15, 2017

Thursday, September 14, 2017


Larry cleaned a gourd and wanted me to draw a jack o lantern on it on it. I did, and then he cut the face. Then I painted it orange. I'm not convinced a candle in a dried gourd is a good idea. I guess I'll try it in the driveway with a jug of water.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017


An 18 wheeler backed into me this morning. It didn't hurt me and didn't do a lot of damage to my car but was very upsetting.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Maybe OK

I may have my password problem fixed. This is the first time I've been able to get to my blog in a while and also could not get to anybody's google posts and my email account was iffy. Maybe everything is fixed and will still be fixed tomorrow!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

New Stuff

We had a sale at the hospital gift shop Friday, and today when I arrived, I saw the gift shop all decorated for Christmas! The tall, skinny tree is perfect for our small space!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Power Outage

We've been without electricity for over twelve hours now. A neighbor came by a couple of times to get water. Another came by to see if we need water. Apparently the whole county is without power.