Category Archives: Thoughts

1st waterfalling day in a year for my 51st + 1st Autumn waterfall for good measure (4 days, 7 waterfalls = one long post)

I am still playing catch up from basically a year hiatus from posting on here. Once I get caught up a bit, it’ll go back to the less frequent posting, hopefully without another year-long absence. If you’re not interested in waterfalls or WNC you can skip this long one. 🙂

Prooving again that the best-laid plans are better when they’re flexible.

We have not been waterfalling since we tried to see English Falls on my last birthday… a year ago (and a year late in posting about it). This one is still delayed but not as bad. My good cameras were not really off the shelf and we didn’t go on a waterfall outing not one single time in a year as we worked on building the new house, so we planned to go for this birthday. All work and no play well, you know the saying.

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August falls and fails and my 50th (over a year late in posting but left the original text)

Some of my family surprised us that they were in town. All of us went on a waterfall hike then my mom took us out for an early birthday lunch at PF Changs and dessert at Cold Slab.

We keep hitting delays on materials for the house. Delays in quotes, delays in shipping delays with delivery, and weather delays. So, I just keep sweeping the water off the slabs. Our concrete guy that took 2 of our shovels and didn’t offer to bring them back, should’ve told us he needed grade pegs! If I took someone’s tools by mistake I would’ve brought them right back with an apology.

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As if you want to read one more perspective on having covid19

I hesitated to post this because it feels almost trivial, with the retreat in Afganastan and the recent deaths in our military, our Americans left with no safe passage home, and the Afgan people. The thing I can do for that sad situation is to pray, so I’ll continue that, but I still decided to share this in hopes what we did for covid might help lessen the symptoms for someone else.

Hubby got it first and shared it with me. Well, actually my mom (pre-diabetic, w/high BP, who eats nothing healthy in her 70s) had it months before us. We all had it back before the Delta variant. I’ve lost count now actually of all the people we know who have had it. It is in the double digits and if you count friends of friends it is a lot more. Only one friend, my age had to get the antibodies while in the hospital for a few days and we have a few “long haul” friends. We feel mask or no mask, vaccine or no vaccine should be up to each individual. I’ve shared this with friends and family and I’m tired of typing it over and over so I thought I’d type it out one last time here. Hope the stuff we did may help one of you or someone you know.

I am glad we both have the good ole better longer lasting (per Israeli study) kind of natural immunity from having it. We came out of believing hand washing helps, mask do not, and if you have a fever you should (and always should’ve been) staying home to keep from spreading any virus. I believe Covid in whatever variant will always be around, just like past SARS. Viruses spread, viruses mutate and get more contagious but less deadly. That’s what they do.

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Remember me?

Wow, how time flies when you’re working six days a week and exhausted. Kinda gave new meaning to Sunday being a day of rest because all I wanted to do after church… was sleep!

A few updates since my only (non-recall) post this year except for Tyler’s birthday. I’ll try to get back into a post here and there besides just putting up pet food recalls. I see I started one from last August that I never put up. Maybe I’ll do a flashback and post it too. Who knows. The best-laid plans and all.

You Had Me at Meow my little paperback I was motivated to write because of Trinity has been out 6 years today.

A flower that had never bloomed, bloomed at Trinity’s grave just before we moved.
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Happy 14th!

Happy 14th to my sweet Tyler. It’s all of our last birthdays in this house. I put a grave marker out today at his sister’s grave. I hope whoever buys our home is respectful of that. That truly is the hardest thing for me when we move from home to home. Okay, enough with the tears. It’s a happy day that Tyler is celebrating turning 14 🙂 Now if his mom could just dry it up and go back to trying to get moved the minute we get cable at the new house. I’ve already taken Tyler to see it. He was not thrilled with it even with some of his toys there already. When we do move I have a quiet day for us planned to let him explore and get used to another home before I get to all the boxes. Both homes look like a tornado went through. Hopefully I’ll be able to do something besides working long days 6 days a week. I don’t even feel like getting my camera out. I just want to cuddle Tyler, sleep and relax with my hubby.

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The “C” word

Used to be cancer, now it’s Covid and I’m beyond sick of hearing the word.  I think we are pretty divided about how to handle it. I posted a meme on MY personal Facebook page that and boy did the comments start to fly. Some came up with highly articulate things to say like “dumb” and “stupid”.

I quickly saw the divide between, “We’ve got to get the country back open before there is nothing to come back to” to “I’m gonna stay inside until there is no danger left from anything.

 

Almost as bad as talking about republican or democrat. Geez. I’m all for you making the decision for yourself. If you want to go back to work and life. Go. If you want to stay home. Stay.

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