Friday, September 20, 2019

Friday Roundup

Ah, Friday.  This has been a VERY busy week, and I am so looking forward to a little downtime. Monday was the picnic.  If there weren't so many lines to stand in, it would have been a really fun day.  But the lines--first the line to get in, then the line for drinks, then the line for food, and finally the line for dessert.  Gosh I think we spent over half of our time standing in one line or another.

Tuesday was a much better experience.  The Barn Dance Party, and I had so much fun.  When I was young and still in New Jersey every weekend we went up to this place called Happy Time Barn.  Along with the regular jitterbug of the day, we also did square dancing.  I loved it and haven't done it in almost 50 years.  Thrilled that my back held up for it.

My friend from jewelry class.  She brought me a hat to wear as well, but my head was too small for any of them.  

This is the other side of the room.  I think it shows the ugly paint job very well.

Judy and Maureen.

Lunch was awesome.  Boneless beef short ribs so tender you could cut them with a fork, macaroni and cheese, and seasoned green beans.  Dessert was spumoni ice cream.  Yummy.

My friend Marie with the sunglasses.  She is 89 years old.  I love her.

Came home yesterday and found them working in the lot next door again. Don't know if they had a complaint because it was definitely a rat trap, or they are planning on starting to build. Well, they were working there yesterday, too. Not digging holes, but working there. There are no new permits aside from the demolition permit. I checked online and it still says demolition only so it appears they don't have a permit to build. But I am still going to skip out on jewelry making today and head home to make some phone calls to clarify things. Hoping there is no permit. I've been dreading this.

I'd been hoping to move before a building went up and blocked all my daylight and air, but now I lose my SCRIE (rent freeze)  if I move into affordable housing so it's darned if you do and darned if you don't. Sigh.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Thursday Odds and Ends

I love this little angel.  She came with wreathes for every season so she never has to be put away.

One of my favorite desserts.  This year, though, I haven't had much luck with strawberries.  Either they weren't sweet enough or they were overripe on the bottom.  Would be nice if they didn't come prepackaged and you could see this before you buy.

My great great grandmother, Constance Mary Hazel, from Norfolk, England.  So sorry I never got to meet her.  Oh, she was alive when I was born, but mom would not let me have any contact with dad's family, and to put it bluntly, he was sort of a wimp when it came to her orders.  So sad.

Union retiree Christmas party.  Sorry to say I would not go again.  When I heard it was going to be held at an upscale hotel in the city, I expected a nice dinner.  What we got was disgustingly cooked piece of chicken and icky salad.  I ended up getting sick from it.

One of the workers from the senior center.  She is so nice.  If I am going to be late for any reason all I have to do is call and she'll sign me in and hold my card for me.

Two of my uncles--dad's twin and his brother.

Hubby and I.

The beginnings of fall at Brooklyn college.

Love these wax melts.

My uncle George, my oldest son, my aunt Dot (mom's sister), and my daughter.

 My two little singing animals from work--White Boy (because he sang White Boy) and Officer Ron.  I gave each of my co-workers a stuffed animal to remember me by.

 My beautiful dream catcher.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Tuesday Ramble

Morning all.  Had a wonderful time yesterday although the music was a bit loud for my taste.  Was afraid my tinnitus would be ringing off the hook, but thankfully it didn't really effect it.  

A couple of friends from the center.  The man with the long hair and sunglasses is in my computer class.  The older man is in my art class.

Huge hot dog and so yummy.  They also had chicken and salad, but I have them all the time.  Wanted something different.

The guy with the dark shirt is the councilman and in the red shirt our senator.

 My friends Dorothy and Harvey.

Carmen and Christine.

Came home yesterday to find them digging in the lot next door. I looked online to see if a permit was issued to build.  Nothing listed.  Will check for permits when I leave tomorrow morning.  I've been dreading this.  If they build I lose all my light and fresh air.  The new building will block everything. 

Today we have the month party.  The month's them is Barn Dancing.  Haven't done that in over 40 years, not since I left New Jersey.    Should be a fun day.  Have a good one.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Monday Morning This and That

Good Monday morning all.  How fast these weekends fly by.  On Friday they held a raffle for the senior picnic.  Every year there is a senior picnic at the golf course, a beautiful facility, and each center in the area is given only so many tickets.  So the fair way to do it is a raffle.  This year I was one of the lucky winners so I will be sure to take pictures. 

Saturday I stayed in and spent almost 6 hours making gifts.  Did a lot with Celtic crosses. Here's a few...

On Sunday I headed out for the Farmer's Market.  They are only there on Sunday, and I looked forward to it each week.  Unfortunately, I never made it off my block.  Never saw the buses run so bad.  Kept checking the MTA app, and they kept moving the buses up by 10 minutes.  First it said bus to arrive at 9:25, then 9:35, then 9:45 and so on.  After an hour of this I gave up and went back home.  

Speaking of bus stops.  Isn't this disgusting?

I swear, they live like pigs around here.  

Today I'm off to the annual senior picnic at the golf club.  A real ritzy place in a ritzy neighborhood.  Each year all the senior centers are given a number of tickets to be raffled off.  This year I was one of the winners.  Looking forward to a day of fun in the sun.

Have a wonderful day.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Sunday Selections

This month's box is titled 'Witch's Sight', the ability to foresee the future.  This month's box contains items to help open the third eye and practice divination.  A fun box.  Next month's topic--The Underworld.  Perfect for October and Halloween.

All the contents.

Third Eye Votive.  A blend of jasmine, orange,  and sandalwood.  Awesome scent.

 Set of three dice that give you insight into the energies associated with the particular question or situation.  

Third Eye Oil.  Can be worn or used to anoint your divination tools.

Eclectic Witch Deck Expansion--Witch's Sight, Pendulums, and Third Eye Opening.

Divine Eyes Incense.  

Third Eye Pendulum Kit.  Inside the kit...

Pendulum Paper


Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Cards.

Love them.  Here is a couple of samples...

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Saturday Quote

When nature made the blue-bird she wished to propitiate both the sky and the earth, so she gave him the color of the one on his back and the hue of the other on his breast. 

John Burroughs

Friday, September 13, 2019

Friday Roundup

Another busy week.  On Monday we had Wellness Class, and after lunch I went to the salon for a hair cut.  I was a walk-in and had to wait for 3 people, but it was okay.  I figured since I was there and had put it off so long, I'd wait around.  My hair was so totally out of control.  Had to be done.

On Tuesday had computer class in the morning and art class in the afternoon.  Paid my $3 for the monthly party which named Barn Dancing this month.  Have done a good barn dance since my teen years and hoping my back is healed enough to participate.  However, their idea of barn dance and mine could be two different things.  Will let you know next week. 

Dropped out of one of my FB groups Wednesday night.  The administrators were banning everyone from posting anything about 9/11, and if one did, it was going to be deleted.  It was too political.  I say SHAME ON THEM.   Nothing political about showing respect and honoring those who died that day.  And this from a hippie group that posted things about the Kent State riot of 1970.  Again I say, SHAME ON THEM.

Can't resist taking a picture of a beautiful sky.  This was early morning.  By mid-day it was gray and foreboding.

Thursday was computer class.  Sadly, one of the our peers passed away.  Most of us are still in shock.  He was a wonderful man who was loved by all.  

Today I'm headed in early for exercise.  I do a half hour of Tai Chi and a half hour of arthritis exercises.  After lunch is jewelry making.  Focusing on earrings this week.

Made this to give to my daughter for Christmas.  It's pearls and crystals.  Actually very pretty, but I'm still working with this bad phone camera.  Maybe one day soon I'll have a new one.

Have a wonderful weekend.