Thursday, December 01, 2016

The Challenge...

While out there, in the not so cold, Wednesday. I was
thinking.. how peaceful it was out there, and
how the world has gotten so hateful. 

I decided to challenge everyone.. just for one
month.. For the month of December starting
today.. each day, use positive remarks
for everything and everyone.  No negative
remarks… at all..   It can be done if you try
hard enough.. and if everyone around you is
up to trying this.. we can have that drop in the
bucket I talked about… 

What do you say.. can you meet my challenge? 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Great day for yard work.... lights

So we got the tote out and it didn’t go so bad.
The King help with the first line.. which went from
one side of the yard, across the front and down
the other side. Not bad for a one line .. ok, it
was a connected line of 4.

But then the King disappeared. So I got another line
ready, and went backwards from the other. Going
back down the side and across the front.

The driveway side had enough older lights, I
filled in an area with an angel on the half gate..and
a wreath wrapped with lights on the other side of
the gate. Not bad for 4 hours of work. (King never
did show back up.. he was installing.. get this..
thumb warmers on his 4 wheeler. Yes, I said
thumb warmers!! woost)

Also last night I did a project I saw on Facebook.
Where you hang bulbs with a string in the window
and that went well… what do you think?

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

So it starts...the season of decorate...

I started half hearted today, getting the
Christmas stuff down… 

Already did my Christmas cards before
Thanksgiving and mailed them out the
day after.. so that part is done.

I finally, last year was able to down size
my boxes of Christmas stuff to 2 boxes.
I am more into decorating the outside
than the inside. 

And my Christmas tree is easy.. just
roll it out and hang it on the wall. Done.

But last year at the end.. some one gave
my husband a TOTE OF LIGHTS.. Oh,
my gosh.. a TOTE.. So he said …let’s
put them up tomorrow as it is not suppose
to rain…  Sure, why not..  We should be
able to do the neighborhood.. lol.. if they
all work. That is the second thing we do,
after we dump them out.. see how many

actually work. 

Monday, November 28, 2016

Looking thru rose colored glasses?

I was accused of looking at life thru rose
colored glasses by my first husband. He
told me that wasn’t a reality way of seeing

A drop of kindness is like a drop in a bucket,
which starts a ripple that widens out to changes
to the water in the bucket.  Why can’t we use
our kindness like that.

We don’t have the gift of hope… WE ARE
the gift of hope…… if we so chose to be.

The hatred that is spreading across our nation
now, it worse than I have ever seen. Even more
than it was before civil rights. I just don’t
understand… what does hating your fellow
person get? There seems to be a movement
on both sides of the political spectrum.

It is sad that the goodness of the holidays,
Thanksgiving and Christmas is only given

for those two days.. Why can’t it be daily?

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

For this day, I shall be thankful....

I know the big turkey day is tomorrow.. but
Thanksgiving day, is every day
for me..  Just like Valentines Day is every
day for the King and I.

You see, every single morning, when I wake,
I am thankful, that God has signed me up
for another day. Then I get out of bed and stand up..
I am thankful that I can do that.

When I walk out into my living room and
then to the kitchen to get a cup of coffee…
I am thankful, that I have this home and
    have enough money to have food and
    drinks.  As I know there are many on this earth
     that don’t have enough.

I am thankful that I have a car so I don’t
have to walk.. but glad I am in good
enough condition.. in case I had to walk.

When I see my children or hear their voices,
or see them on Facebook, I am thankful
that they are well.

I am thankful for the friends I have, who
when we don’t agree, we can agree to disagree.
without having to condemn the other.  

I am thankful for the men and women who
serve this nation…so we don’t have wars here on our door step.  Who are brave enough to serve, as no one HAS to
go into the service.. They go by choice. And I am
thankful enough to tell them ,thank you from the bottom
of my heart.

And this is how I feel each and every day.. So how
do I feel about tomorrow??? Well, it celebrates the
coming together of the Native America’s who
shared with a bunch of immigrants, who didn’t
know what they were doing , almost 400 years
ago..  While we celebrate each year.. it is too
bad we don’t have the respect for them as we
did 400 years ago.. and tell them THANK YOU,
as we do with our service men and women. As
if it wasn’t for them.. a lot of those founding father’s
families would not have been here, dying of starvation
like a lot of the families did.

So for tomorrow… as you sit down to the great food
that we hopefully will have… try to
remember how and why you are celebrating..
and be kind to the people around your table..
And for the love of God, leave the politics out
in the street before you enter the house.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all. Be kind .. enjoy
the company you have. And for those who open
their doors to strangers or the lonely on this day…


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Never met a Muslim....

I have to admit, I have never met a Muslim. At least
not that I was aware of. As not all Muslim, from what
I understand dress like what we have seen on the
media.. Meaning the long black dress.. the hood part
and etc.   I did see quite a few walking down the
sidewalk while in Portland.  But none with the full
face covered clothing.  And as we drove by
I wondered what their lives were like here in America.
Hoping people accepted them for who they, the
person, that they are.  

The human race, and I am pretty sure that
America doesn’t have the corner on this…
We, as humans, tend to hate what we fear.
And we fear, because we don’t understand.
And sadly, most of us, although not me,
don’t want to understand.

We did it when I was a young mother… it was
the Russians then later the Vietnamese
and shortly before there was the
Japanese and German. Some who were here before the war.   Before that was the Native Indians, and the
African who were brought here for slavery.
Still both have to deal with prejudices, to this day.
Even movies portray them as evil.

Look at the peaceful protest in North Dakota..
There are some who make nasty remarks, because
they don’t give them the respect they deserve. If
it was the average white person out there protesting
the possible damaging of the water… and the
police, security and etc.. treated them like they
have treated the Natives… wouldn’t there be more
uproar over this?  If they were maced, washed
back into the river with hoses, woman being
punched to the ground?   So why isn’t there
more outrage? Why isn’t the President saying
anything at all.. His silences is deafening.
It is like the Governor (as he is silent too) and
The President don’t feel they are suppose to
be representing the Native Americans as well.
After all we are ALL AMERICAN CITIZENS.  

Again.. we seem to fear, not understand, so
ends up with hate..  Too bad we can’t walk
in our neighbors shoes after all.

Will there ever be compassion for those who
are different than us?  Be it nationality, gender
or any other prejudices we seem to come up
with.    I fear with a President-Elect it doesn’t
look promising.  And it seems those who
follow him, feel they have been given a
license to hate.  Be interesting to see how

he gets out of this one. 

Monday, November 21, 2016

Looking out life's window

When I am in church.. like most, I head
to the rear pew… but I stay away from the
window…   knowing my penchant   for
looking out it when I am suppose to be
paying attention to what is going on inside.

There always seems to be something thru
that window that draws my attention.. and
like most, that was true of when I was in

I am drawn to the light, to the goings on out
there that seem to be more interesting than
what is going on inside.  The sunny it is, the
worse it is for me.

Even at home.. I am drawn to the window,
from time to time.. when I am sitting near
the living room window..  I see Schweitzer Mountain  
in all her beauty.   When in the kitchen, I love
to work at the sink, as I see the oak tree in
her many colors of the year… the clouds
coming across the lake.. that I don’t see.
Even the door has long windows, that I look
into my back yard, and over the neighbors
house, I see the sun or the light or clouds
depending on the day.

At restaurants, I want the window side.
And I love watching lightening, as it streaks
across the sky.  Yes, I am definitely a window
person. Told my family, if I get put into a nursing
home.. please oh, please make sure I have
a window side bed.   For without the light and
the view, I surely will die from depression

Thursday, November 17, 2016

How to kill yourself inone easy lesson

It seems I always find things, when looking for
something else.  And as I was going thru an
old closet that gets things shoved in the back,

I found this… what is this,  you ask. Well, it is
a simple little thing. Two piece of wood held
together by the piece of metal with ball bearing
in it.  Was sold years ago, for fun or exercise.
I bought this one at a yard sale for the mere
price of $2.99.

It looks innocent enough. And being I have been
going to physical therapy for my hip, I figured
why not..

The principal of it is like the dance called the TWIST.
You stand on it with both feet and then twist back
and forth.  Simple enough right?

1.   don’t do it on a rug. You will get thrown off
like a horse.

2.   When using a flat smooth surface, have some
thing to hang on to. Or you could kill yourself.

3.   You are not as young as you thought you were,

So best left for younger ones.  

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Is it me... or is it the time???

Where the heck is the year going???
Here we are already thru half of November!

October flew by, I barely was into the month
and it was Halloween before I knew it.
Now here Thanksgiving is just a week and
a half away…

The summer flew by, but I kind of understood why
with that. We were so busy running back and
forward every 2 weeks between Portland and
Idaho. From July to the end of Sept.  So I
understand how I missed the summer..but
these are the fall days, when things slow down.
And I don’t even … want to think… about December

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Twist and Shout.....

This week is the week of senior social time…
This is what my aunt referred, to describe her
and my uncle’s doctor visits..  She said if it
wasn’t for doctor visits they wouldn’t have any
social time.. she was joking..

So this week, it is me, on Monday and then on
Tuesday, the King and back to me on Wednesday.

I have had trouble with my hip since they decided
to remove some bone marrow to try to understand
my low platelets and hit a nerve.. but lately it has
gotten much worse.. (that was 10 years ago)

So here I was laying up on the table, twisting
this way and that way…stand up and swing the
leg, back up on the table and he says……….
“Take your right leg and lift it up to your left
shoulder”………………..”WHAT? with whose
body”, I asked..  “ Oh, I guess I should rephrase
that… lift up your right foot and POINT it towards
your left shoulder”.. 
This is going to be so much fun….. not… but got
to admit, I did feel better as I was leaving.

Hey, this is better than a political post, don’t you

think.. lol