I wore sandals today!   Leave a comment

No pic, but I enjoyed them…I did not trip even when the stroke foot acted up. I believe it has been two years since I tried to wear them. They are sporty kind of like teva, they velcro shut so I can get them on by myself. I can also make them snug so they don’t fall off my stroke foot. I feel like I wore designer high heels compared to the ratty old slippers or grass stained sneaks. Now, I need to find comfy but affordable combat boots I can get on and off by myself to wear in the winter.

I am out of nail polish so I could not paint my toenails….bummer. I guess I used it all to paint my gnomies.

Posted July 26, 2014 by igneousidol in Uncategorized

I made the smallest dent   Leave a comment

My hoarder hole house now has one trunk load less of “stuff”. I was wiped out tired, and wanted to nap, but I pushed through and carried my bags O’goodies out to the car. One bag broke and a tea cup broke….which is why I am no longer selling glass or breakable stuff again. I still have lots of cleaning to do this week.

I was so tired I did not even water my garden. I drove very badly, swerving and drifting to avoid arm cramps. My car must be out of alignment it does not stay straight. I knew I had to concentrate so I did and drove right home instead of stopping at the store. I was starving, and craving ice cream. Lucky for my diet, I have none left at home. I ate pbj, and since I washed dishes this morning I only have a few utensils to wash tomorrow.

Tomorrow I hope to make a difference in my house if I wake up refreshed.

There are geese in the lower left side of my pic. This was a few days ago, in July….these Canada geese must be NY geese



Posted July 24, 2014 by igneousidol in Uncategorized

Makeup Post   Leave a comment

IMG_0357Since I was slacking for awhile, I thought I would make up for it a little bit with two posts today.

I have the same general problems as I have in the winter, except I don’t feel depressed! I don’t even care what is happening or not happening when I have green stuff growing in view. I also have the cutest granddaughter sprouting faster than a weed. My house is still a mess, it takes too much out of me to mow my stinking lawn. It takes a few days out of every week as my major project for the day. I don’t mind it too much, it is my exercise. It also is better than shoveling snow. I also am planning on expanding more raised gardens and  plant my trees, bushes, ferns, and perennials so I have much less to mow next year.

Posted July 23, 2014 by igneousidol in Uncategorized

I Am Still Here   Leave a comment

IMG_0356I am not on a grande vacation, just hanging around my house playing poker between watering my garden and mowing the bleeping lawn. I took this photo yesterday while waiting between my son’s appointments yesterday. We only had 45 minutes which is too long to sit in the uncomfy chairs of the waiting room and too hot to do anything not in the shade or air conditioning. This is a public dock at a state fishing area.

I need to kick my organizational skills into gear. I am donating a trunk load of unsold ebay items. I lost two small items that sold recently. I need some of my 680 sq feet of small house back to normalish.

Posted July 23, 2014 by igneousidol in Uncategorized

My Head is Ringing   Leave a comment

Just wanted to document this to myself. Since what might have been my second stroke, a few years before my 3rd stroke that left me with “deficits”. I have got a “ringing” in my head, NOT my ears. I have told several doctors, including my original gp that thought my high blood pressure was “normal” since he and his nurse only believe the reading they get in the office and don’t believe the ones at home or in the drug store are accurate. One neurologist said he knew exactly what was wrong with me, my nerves were getting pinched making the “sound” that different people report differently. I believed him at the time, but never got to get someone to massage my neck every night. Well, the sound was there when I woke up this morning, and has stuck around most of the day. I came to the conclusion that it might be from lack of sleep.

Posted June 26, 2014 by igneousidol in Uncategorized

I Am Not Alone, but it feels like it so often   1 comment

I copied this piece credit is listed after:

You are not alone.

In the midst of hard times, it’s easy to look around and see a bunch of people who seem to be doing just fine. But they’re not. We’re all struggling in our own way. And if we could just be brave enough to open up about it, and talk to each other, we’d realize that we are not alone in feeling lost and alone.

So many of us are fighting the same exact battle alongside you. We are all in this together. So no matter how embarrassed or pathetic you feel about your own situation, know that there are others out there experiencing the same emotions. When you hear yourself say, “I am all alone,” it’s just your worried mind trying to sell you a lie. There’s always someone who can relate to you. Perhaps you can’t immediately talk to them, but they are out there.

If you’re feeling desperate right now, hear me: I often feel and think and struggle much like you do. I care about many of the things you care about, just in my own way. And although some people do not understand us, we understand each other. YOU are not alone!


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I have been struggling with this since my stroke. I feel alone at most times on so many levels. In reality, just my dog up my butt or I really would not have anyone to talk to 95% of the day….while my son is in school, but also when he is not. I keep trying the meetup thing, but I end up alone half of the time there too. I also end up with questions about my stroke, which I don’t mind, but I want to be seen as a person not a strokie. Of course the curse of facebook, everyone is so chatty when they reconnect after not hearing from them in years….then the silent treatment for months at a time.

Rant over, because I really like being alone….once in awhile. I just think since I don’t work everyday I am not conversing with people on a daily basis. I finished, with my son’s help, 95% of the lawn mowing and called it done. It needs some weed whacking but I will do it when I feel like it. I was sweaty, red faced and over heated several times today. Now part of my underarm is sore and I blame pushing and pulling the mower through the holes and dips in my yard.

Posted June 19, 2014 by igneousidol in Uncategorized

My “Dead” tree survived a storm   Leave a comment


We had a F1 tornado touch down just a few blocks from my house. I did not go look at that damage, I just saw a mangled tree on facebook. My son also reported he saw a sign that was damaged too.

Things I feared would happen when a storm that bad hit nearby or directly would be my tree that drops dead branches every time the wind blows or it rains too hard would completely fall down. But this tree just dropped a few small dead branches this time. I had a petunia plant that turned over and I had to repot…it was a little dried out since I did not see it until I went out in the afternoon. I also had a wood crate tip over and a small metal wagon a few feet from where I last saw it. I was happy my tomato tree did not turn over. I checked carefully and the three green tomatoes now bigger than golf balls are still green and not eaten by any creatures yet.

Our power was out from 10:30 ish until 4 AM. I am now more prepared, I have my little flashlight with batteries. I told my  son to find his, but I doubt he did. I am not going to stock up on food. If I did not eat it all, which I would, the tornado would probably smash it and fly it to unknown lands. I don’t really stock up on water either, there is a big lake within 15 minutes drive from my house. If something affects my area, I could temporarily go to another friends or relatives for awhile.

I also got an update on the bush I tried to propagate yesterday. It might be a forsythia. This is common, and I should really look it up to be sure. A guy I used to work with just posted his unruly forsythia, and the leaves and leaf pattern look similar.

Posted June 19, 2014 by igneousidol in Uncategorized


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