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Tuesday, March 29, 2022

It had to happen!

 I've finally had to start taking blood pressure medicine.  I figured it eventually would happen to me if I lived long enough.  The product I will take is called Amlodipine.  If any readers take this drug, please let me know how it works for you, are there side effects, etc.  I hate the idea of having to take anything on a regular basis, but I've lived a long time without major problems so I guess I'm due for something.

It seems so quiet around here without my  two grandsons.  They weren't boisterous or anything like that, but it was so nice to have them here, and Rocky was in dog heaven with them around.

Monday, March 28, 2022

A Wonderful Week!

 My oldest son (Mike), his wife (Sandy) and two boys (Joshua and Justin), came from New York for visit.  They were here about 4 days and left yesterday evening - it's so quiet without them.  Rocky was in doggie heaven the whole time!  The younger boy is an excellent soccer player, and Rocky is darned good himself!  You could see the joy emanating from him when they were kicking the ball in the back yard.  Rocky is especially good at header balls, and I sometimes worry he will knock himself out!  He also loves a good basketball game, but this week it has been soccer.  It is so interesting to watch Rocky play - he is not a ball hog at all and seems to just "know the rules" instinctively.

I thought we were headed into summer but this morning I awoke to a cool rainy drizzle coming down.  I'm glad because I'm just not mentally ready for summer in March!


Friday, March 25, 2022


I doubt if I will be posting from now on, unless something drastic or new arises.  As it is, I'm living in the new space which is very nice and the perfect amount of space for me. 

It's the location that I don't care for, but I can't do anything about it.  It's in a new  housing development, way out from the city.  I've said in the past that I've always been a city girl and that hasn't changed. I walk around my neighborhood with Jeannie & and dogs every day, but it's not what could be considered  "city".

I'm seriously considering moving back into Rancho Cordova, but don't know it would be worth the effort considering my age and stage in life.  Also, I would probably p*ss off my entire family!  

I don't feel like I matter much any more, and even my dog shows that he doesn't think I matter.  So I will probably stay where I am, wishing I could be someplace else where I could make friends more easily.  I haven't met anyone even close to my age since we've been here.  I guess that is how my life is going to go from now on.  Sorry to post such a "downer" but I've really been "down" lately.  I don't plan to continue the blog unless something changes drastically in the next few weeks, but I do plan to continue reading my "faves"!

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Too Many Changes

I turned on my computer this morning to find everything changed!  All my regular programs and sites have been tampered with, to the point where I've lost interest in trying to keep up with them.  Maybe that's intentional on Google's part - phase out the old dinosaurs and make room for the younger ones who like constant change.

So as it stands, I may send another post or two, but as for regular posting - I'm done with change for change's sake!


Friday, March 4, 2022

Prsidents Day

My oldest son sent this to me and since it gave me such a good laugh, I thought I'd share it.

 "I was eating breakfast with my 10 year old granddaughter and I asked her:    "What day is tomorrow?"  Without skipping a beat she said, "It's Presidents' Day".

She's smart so I asked her:  "What does Presidents Day mean?  I was waiting for something about Obama, Bush, Clinton, etc.  She replied, "Presidents Day is when the President steps outside the White House, and if he sees his shadow we have another year of bullshit!

You know, it hurts when hot coffee spurts out of your nose!

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

A Much-Needed Outing!

I went out for breakfast with my son, Steve, and his wife, Meg, this morning.  Today is Steve's birthday so we had a very nice brunch and got a chance to visit with no dogs or kids running in circles around us!  It was the first meal I've tried to eat in weeks, and I managed to devour about half of it.  The other half is boxed and in my fridge, and I just ate a bit of it cold - almost as good as it was when it was warm!

The restaurant is in a very lovely and trendy spot - lots of shopping and restaurants, as well as living space (apartments/condos).  It's really a self-contained neighborhood.  After we finished eating we walked around the area, which really tired me out but was very good for me.  I needed a push to get up and move about!

So maybe I've reached a sort of turning point and can now feel like getting dressed in the morning, and taking a short walk every day.    Or possibly I can talk myself into a walk every day on my treadmill.   Every little bit will help.