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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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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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Happy Easter

He is risen. The tomb is empty, He is alive, I raise a hallelujah! Happy Easter 🙌

The Gift of Salvation

YOU are invited to join me at church ~
https://www.biltmorechurch.com/easter/

and did you know you can listen to 106.9 on your phone or computer?
http://www.christiannetcast.com/listen/player.asp?station=wmit

Even though I can’t sing, I plan to take part in singing Amazing Grace from my front porch at 10 am this morning.

Amazing Grace, How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost, but now am found
T’was blind but now I see
T’was Grace that taught my heart to fear
And Grace, my fears relieved
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed
Through many dangers, toils and snares
We have already come.
T’was grace that brought us safe thus far
And grace will lead us home,
And grace will lead us home
Amazing grace, Howe Sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost but now am found
T’was blind but now I see
Was blind, but now I see.
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A tailgate 30th and Easter thoughts

Since I work from home, my self-discipline to get up and get stuff done has not changed all that much, except the amount of photo and book cover jobs coming in has slowed basically to a stop. We have been working in the yard more than normal. We usually buy stuff for the yard and garden. This year we’re transplanting and moving stuff around. Figure may as well take care of what we have already, and when I work in the yard, I have two things to show for it. It’s good for me and our yard looks better. Win-Win. If we’re going to be  at home, our home and yard may as well look the best it can.

This year I decided to take a walk around the yard and see if we have any volunteers I can cultivate and move to where I’d like them later. I was hoping to find some fast-growing maple trees but as of yet, without the leaves out yet, I wasn’t sure what the young trees were. I did clip a straggler off the bottom of one of our maple trees to root it. I wish it was from one of the red ones but it was a wild maple that turns yellow. Still looks nice, grows fast, provides a place for squirrels to escape the outdoor cats.

I’ve been trying to add sorting and organizing to the days. I have been doing pretty well emotionally with the ‘safe at home” though. I’m not quite getting to everything, but just taking each day as it comes. Some are productive, some, not so much.

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