Friday, May 23, 2014

Friday Roundup

Good morning.  It's raining out today.  I never go to the Center anyway on Friday.  I didn't go yesterday either, but I did get out to do some shopping. I want to spend every waking moment with Miss Minga, but I know how unhealthy that would be for me.  As much as I love her,  I am aware that it is important for my well being that I have a wee bit of respite from the emotional pain.  She is eating, and that is good.  In fact, she seems to be eating more food than she ever did.  But  is the other little things, the senility which appears to be setting in, the wobbliness of her back legs. 

Oh, gosh, look what I bought yesterday.  

They were set up at the register, and I couldn't resist.  I've been wanting paper dolls for awhile now, and even though these aren't exactly paper dolls I guess they serve the same purpose.  Problem is, now that I have them I don't know what to do with them.  My imagination is not what it was with a child when I loved to dress all my dolls up and send them to a pretend school. 

This popped up overnight in the pot where I planted the Moon Flowers.  It is very strange looking, but I guess this is the way they bud?

My friend appeared at the Center again.  She is the one who did nothing but complain about her aches and pains and didn't want to hear what anyone else had to say.  Well, suffice it to say, there have been no changes.  Still the same whiner.  I was so glad I wasn't sitting at Table 13 anymore.  I didn't have to hear about it all through lunch.  Instead, I sat with people who laugh and find joy in life despite whatever they are going through.  These are the people I need in my life right now.

I really want to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support during this very difficult time in my life.  It means so much to me.  This is for you....

There's lots of things 
With which I'm blessed,
My problems have been few,
But of all, this one's the best:
To have a friend like you.
In times of trouble
Friends will say,
"Just ask, I'll help you through it."
But you don't wait for me to ask,
You just get up and do it!
And I can think
of nothing more
That I could wisely do,
Than know a friend,
And be a friend,
And have a friend like you.


Weekend plans are food shopping and church.  I found a chicken recipe in the Hispanic Kitchen that I plan to make this weekend.  I'll let you know how it comes out. 

I wish you all a great weekend.  It's a  long weekend to boot.  Memorial Day always signified the beginning of summer to me. Hoping the weather holds up for those of you who have outdoor activities planned.  Enjoy.


  1. I'm so sorry for the difficult time you are going through with Miss Minga. I've been there three times and each time was a little harder. I hope that you are able to find peace about the situation. Enjoy your weekend.

  2. I'm still in awe of that elderly cheery friend you met there.
    Hope I live as long and am as POS' !
    The world needs more of HER! ISYN!
    Have a gr8 weekend Mary. I'm camping or trying to, but the rain showers r giving me cabin fever. Not to mention the temp. brrrrrrrrrrrr