Tuesday, February 12, 2019


I have been ordering
books hrough eBay lately, fairly reasonable a r I read a lot, 157 books last year.  Well this box came in and when Mac came in the back door I could smell ii-----  cigarettes.  It was so strong we couldn't keep it in the house.  So the box is in the garage.  I use to be a smoker, many years ago (37 years ago) and I knew they smelled, but I had no idea how bad .  I feel bad that I ever smoked  Hope the books lose their sme

Monday, February 11, 2019


It's off, it's gone.  After 3 drains, more doctor visits than I can count and nearly 2 months they removed my drain----complications from my gall bladder surgery. To say I've been doing a happy dance is putting it mildly.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

A Good investment

Today we finally did something we've been talking about for a couple of years.  We've signed a contract to have a staitlift it in
Our house is built on a flood plain which means you have to go up at least 10 steps to reach a door to our house.  I'm tired of it and Mac is tired of hauling groceries up.
Should be in about 3weeks.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Third Time the Charm

I bought an iPad.  I've had Kindles  for years and my latest version was getting gettingr old and cranky.  So I decided to switch to Apple, so my other devices are Apple.  I've used Apple since the 80's.  So I ordered an iPad.  Hated it. Fought with Aple online, text and phone.  Sent it back.
Ordered a Kindle Oasis  hated it, sent it back.
Ordered a Kindle Fire 8.  Loved it.  I've been setting I up this afternoon.

Third  time was the char!.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Four Things About Me

I borrowed this from John at Rambles From My Chair a couple of weeks ago and I'm finally using it.

Four names I go by:


Four Places I've lived:

Izmir, Turkey
Stuttgart, Germany

Four Things I love to watch:

The Big Bang Theory
Family Feud

Four Places I have visited: 


Four things I love to eat:

Banana pudding
Chocolate ice cream
Fried Rice
Fried Chicken

Four favorite drinks:

Hot tea, lots of sugar, no milk
Iced tea

Four favorite smells:

Fresh laundry

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Even More Random

To those who suggested Netflix, we had it for years and hardly watched it at all.  We do enjoy Acorn and Britbox.  Love Agatha Raisin.

Dr. appointment today, just routine.

Reading a strange book  by Diane Satterfield, Once Upon A River.  It's very strange and I'm not sure what I think of it.

Sent back my iPad and ordered a new Kindle. Finally got to talk to a human at Apple,  I kept telling him what I wanted and he didn't care.  Very disappointed they were no help at all.

Cold here, but nothing like the mid-west.  Have I mentioned I don't do winter?

Have a good week.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Random Thoughts.

Just some random thoughts as I sit here on my corner of the couch.
Day time tv is beyond awful.  How do people watch it.
Got a new iPad but haven't got it set up yet.  Why won't Apple let you talk to a human instead of texting.
I'm so glad my cleaning ladies are coming this week.  Mac does alot, but he needs time off too.
Read a good book, the Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths.  Not part of her 2 series, but rather a stand-alone.  Gothic ghost story, b u t modern.
Have a great week.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Finally, a New Post

I know, it's been a month, but there have been problems.  Gall bladder surgery fine, afterwards problems too boring to go into.  Meeting with my surgeon tomorrow to see if we can finally get it all straightened out.

I feel good and just want to get on with things.
Though not posting I have been reading your blogs.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Christmas Aftermath

Came home from the hospital on the Christmas Eve afternoon, did well, then got quite ill, thought I was having a heart attack, had Mac call an ambulance.  They were quick, took all my vitals, no attack.  At the hospital a Cat scan was done.  They called my surgeon who was sure it was gas, but decided to keep me in the hospital overnight as a precaution.  The surgeon came too see me on Christmas Day and assured me the pain was normal, painful, but normal.  So I came home, the daughter and husband cooked Christmas dinner and we opened presents.
Our daughter had to leave yesterday morning to return to Japan.
I'm still struggling with pain and I'm going in to see my primary care doctor this afternoon.
Getting better, but oh I wish it was all done.

Got some wonderful presents and will talk about them later.
Looking forward to a new year.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Merry Christmas

I'm writing this on my tablet so no pictures.  But I wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.
Especially the nurses and doctors at St. Joseph Candler Hospital who on Sunday morning diagnosed a bad gall  bladder, this morning they operated, took it out and this afternoon they sent me home almost pain free to enjoy a Merry Christmas.
So Happy Holidays to one and all.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Almost Ready

I found my gold icicles, they were hiding in a bag with other gold ornaments and all I had to do was turn the bag over.  Mac found my two small trees and my painting of Santa.  All the Christmas Critters have been found.  So the decorating is done.
The last two days have been spent cleaning our daughter's room and bathroom.
Now I need to start making cookies, Thursday probably.  I always make Chocolate Chip and Sugar Cookies.
We're having a much colder than normal December with lows near freezing at night----BRRRRRR!  The fireplace is on most of the time, Miss Kitty loves it.
Of course I've been reading.  Finished Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty,  one of my favorite authors, but I have to say I was underwhelmed.  I don't know if it's me or the books I've been reading but I sure haven't been impressed lately.

Mac just set up my new little train and checked to see if ran--it did.


I have been ordering books hrough eBay lately, fairly reasonable a r I read a lot, 157 books last year.  Well this box came in and when Mac...