Peek A Boo   Leave a comment

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She’s back. I don’t know if it is a girl, just assuming. I went out to take the pic. I stayed close to my house and tried to sneak around the corner. A stumbling strokie can not sneak up on a stealth hunter…so I sat in a chair and waited to see if she would bolt or come closer. She stared at me, then went back to watching the wood pile. I tried to lightly call kitty, but she did not come over to me. She stayed around until a cat from two doors down came over and took over the prime mousing spot. She took off through the yards across the street. To be continued….next time I see her, I want to be ready with treats to see if she is friendly or skittish.

Posted September 18, 2014 by igneousidol in Uncategorized

Next Year I Might Grow Flowers Only   Leave a comment

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I like green tomatoes, but these guys could have used warmer weather for a bit longer. I spent time watering them all summer, picking them before frost hits and cleaning up the bed to prevent blight next year. I then proceeded to spend too much time cutting them up one handed. A few days ago I made one batch of what I call chunky sauce. For about 4 more hours today, I spent cutting up the rest for another batch of sauce and the rest to go into the freezer. I am trying to be positive, but I can buy sauce for $2 a jar already made. I don’t have enough to make it worthwhile to can. If this was pre-industrial days I would starve this winter. I had a few tasty meals out of my garden, but doubt I could live solely on it for more than 2 weeks tops. I picked one jalapeno pepper also…oye….Zero green peppers, and about 5 cucumbers and a few puny squash. I am so tired and my body hurts. I am seriously thinking if I don’t have a greenhouse next year I will only plant a couple of zucchini and a one cucumber plant and the rest will be flowers.

Posted September 18, 2014 by igneousidol in Uncategorized

I Am Totally Wiped Out   Leave a comment

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I don’t know the people reflected in the mirror. They just happened to be on the same mansion house tour I was. I did the tour Saturday and then Sunday went out with another meetup group for Japanese Hibachi. I was the only one not eating sushi…I had chicken. I did not know half of the people at the dinner. I guess between the two I overloaded my brain. I also stayed up until 4:30AM because I forgot to make my son’s pizza for his school lunch earlier. I wish he would eat a sandwich like a normal kid.

I did manage to mow a bit of the yard and pick up a handful of branches that fell in the last storm. I also moved a bunch of stuff I left out the last time I did yardwork. I hung out a load of laundry, then went back out to bring them after watching the news that rain was on the way. At least they had a few hours of breeze to dry mostly. I usually forget the laundry and it is out for a few days. I managed to talk my son into carrying most of the recyclables to the car. That is my project for tomorrow, taking the garbage and dropping off two bags to goodwill. I am also supposed to check out the libraries unplug and play game night. Then Thursday is the Walk for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. I wish things could happen on my schedule. I think I could handle one event per week. By handling I mean some of the necessary things like cleaning get done at home.

Posted September 16, 2014 by igneousidol in Uncategorized

Another Door to the Leaders Personal Rooms   Leave a comment

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Every one was allowed one small room, and had to switch rooms every 30 days so as not to get attached to anything.

Posted September 14, 2014 by igneousidol in Uncategorized

I Am Still Learning The Local History   Leave a comment

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This is the great hall inside where a 1800s religious community/cult of 300 people met every night. The Oneida Community Mansion House, a National Landmark, one of the first tourist destinations in New York State.

Posted September 14, 2014 by igneousidol in Uncategorized

I Survived Without Internet   Leave a comment

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Just barely…and I lost much time I could have listed things to sell….and I had to make a trip to the library to print one label…and I still did not get my bills paid. I hope to play catch up tomorrow.

I hope Verizon has finally fixed it, I can live without it….but I won’t thrive.

Posted September 12, 2014 by igneousidol in Uncategorized

Grateful and Positive   Leave a comment

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The old me would have been pissed off that my internet did not work for days. The new me was still pissed and frustrated, but I did not let it raise my blood pressure too much. I don’t have time for that. I am trying to let being positive and grateful run my life from now on.

It is not hard to be grateful to have survived a stroke. I hope to try harder at reducing my chance of having any more. Since I am grateful my internet is now working, and I have electricity and can still see I will try to work on adding items for sale on ebay. I am trying to be positive that I will sell enough to buy food, a tank of gas, pay down my credit cards, and spend some on fun things like my book club meeting, mini golf, and going out to dinner this month. I am also doing the Light the Night walk for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. I am grateful to everyone that already contributed and thinking positive that I will make it physically. I am hoping the weather is not going to be too extreme.

Posted September 6, 2014 by igneousidol in Uncategorized

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