Friday, March 6, 2015

Friday Roundup

The best and most beautiful things in
the world cannot be seen or even touched.
They must be felt with the heart.

Helen Keller

Happy Friday.  We made it through another week.  We had three storms this past week.  Hoping yesterday was the last of the snow for this year.  It's cold out there today, and probably much of it has turned to ice, so even though I'd planned to do my food shopping, I'd best put it off for tomorrow.  We have food in the house so we are not going to starve, and it's just not about me getting back and forth, but also the poor delivery guide.  It's hard enough pushing that cart all the way to my house let alone doing it on a snowy sidewalk.  By tomorrow it should be a little more clear.  

Oh Spring, where are you?

Yes, I did venture out in the midst of that storm yesterday.  Headed to my WW meeting, went to the post office, Rite Aid, and C Town.  I've gotten hooked on Skinny Cow treats.  They are out of this world.  Time was I would have stayed in, but now I find I have to get out, no matter what, and be around people.  My WW group leader lost her kitty a week before mine so we are good support from each other.  

My block

I just sent for a wonderful little air plant and a small fairy to hang in my window in honor of Miss Minga. It's still hard being here without her.  It especially hurts when I come home, and she doesn't come running to greet me.  That's when the tears begin to flow.  I talk to her all the time like she is still here, and I hope that her spirit still is and that she can hear me.  She was my life, and since retirement I have been totally devoted to her. 

So, tomorrow night we will hopefully have our family memorial.  This is something we all need to do for closure...if there is even such a thing.  I'm cooking a simple meal--lemon garlic chicken, pasta with garlic and oil, and roasted broccoli with garlic and parmesan cheese.  This is my baby's night, a celebration of her life.  

I've much to keep me busy today.  Lots of letters to write.  It's kind of fun getting all of this mail, but who expected 16 penpals.  Every day my box is filled with letters and cards.  Reminds me of the old days when snail mail was the way everyone communicated. 

Well, guess that's about it.  It's off to the shower and then a bit of breakfast.  Have a wonderful weekend.  See you all on Monday.


  1. You know, I have a hard time now handwriting letters. My hand cramps up and my penmanship is decidedly atrocious. I think I should start writing letters again. All this typing has ruined my cursive. Have a sweet and gentle time with your family. I am sure Miss Minga will be there for you in all her loving spirit.

  2. Will be thinking of you tomorrow night at Miss Minga's memorial.

  3. Lots of (((hugs))) in these tough times for you friend. With time it's going to get a little better but of course we never forget our beloved furry companions.

    Hopefully the storms cease in the days and weeks to come. We didn't have any storms lately but the cold temperatures keep us buried under mounds of snow. Supposedly a reprieve is coming this week. I can't wait. :)

    Enjoy your weekend! Warmest blessings and thank you for visiting my blog. :)