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Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Snake Plants and Snakes!

I am looking at a large flowerpot that contains a beautiful snake plant.  I've had it for several years and need to repot it soon.  There are quite a few smaller leaves that would love extra room so they could grow and bring up their own little shoots.  It is such a hardy plant and thrives no matter what you do, or what you don't do, to it.

As for snakes, I can't help but worry about meeting one when I walk Rocky twice a day.  We usually take a road that runs through some woods (not dense woods, though) to another building site where more new homes are springing up.  I hope they leave the woods alone, and I think there are some trees that are on the "protected list" in these woods.  A determined builder could probably find a way around any kind of building codes, but I hope they don't try it in this case. 

I am tired of living here, and while my personal space is awesome, I'm totally separated from everything and everyone.  I can't even see the street from the windows on my side of the house.  As with all California houses, they are separated from the neighboring properties by a tall wooden fence. 

Today started out hot, and will probably end up hanging around the 100 degree mark.  If it's this hot in June, I hate to think of what July and August will be!

Jeannie and I went to a store yesterday evening called 'Total Wine".  I was in "wine heaven", and have never seen such a collection of every type of wine, in every price range.  One of the store employees must have noticed the bottles already in my cart and brought me a coupon for 20% off my total order.  This was a good move on his part because I bought even more than I intended.  I even bought myself a bottle of Johnny Walker scotch, as it was actually lower than Costco's price!  So the long, lonely evenings won't be so bad as I will have my friends, Johnny W. and Mr. Moscato to keep me company for a while! 

While it may sound like a lot, I can assure you that I have always adhered to the rule  that I stop drinking whatever it is BEFORE I start to feel the effects!  That seems to work for me.

I didn't intend to get so "wordy" so I will quit now and wish you all a great day/evening, wherever you are. 

Monday, June 20, 2022

Is Everything Shrinking?

It seems to me that nearly everything except my waistline is shrinking!  

 I have two loaves of bread on my table - one is Sun-Maid raisin bread.  It is so much smaller than I remember it being, so then I checked the white bread - a loaf of Artesano bread - and that, too, is much smaller than it was a short time ago.  Both loaves are smaller in width as well as height - I can't recall what I paid for either of them, but I'm almost certain they haven't gone down in price to match the new size!

 Has anyone noticed other items that you've purchased lately that seem to be less than what they recently were?   I think this is a bad sign for what we can expect from now on, and all across the board of the goods and services we rely on.

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Just a Quickie!

I don't have much to say because I don't do much to talk about!  I'm hanging in there.

I think I might be going to Costco tomorrow, and if I do get out I might try to stop at a place to buy a cheap instant camera.   I don't think Costco has a camera department any more, but a Target or Walgreens will do.

After some hot summer weather, this past week has been cool.  In fact, I'm wearing a flannel shirt over my short sleeved t-shirt.  I love to sit out on my patio, but it is too chilly for me this evening - I'm sure the temps will warm up in a day or so.  The weather would suit me fine if it was like this year-around!

I hope I have more to write about in the coming days, but maybe I'm lucky things are so bland.  They could be worse!

I Need a Camera!

I need a new camera so I can take some photos of my new place.  I've been wanting to do that since I've been living here.  I haven't used a camera in so long I think I have forgotten a lot about them, and wonder if I should just buy a disposable camera and throw it away after taking a roll of pictures.  I have a perfectly good camera but haven't used it in so long I'm not sure I want to even try.

My place is really nice and spacious.  I should have no complaint at all, but I'm so darned isolated from other people it's really making me depressed.  If I complain, I sound ungrateful.  I've looked online at several senior housing units in my old neighborhood, but don't know if I should take that step.  It could be great, or it could be a disaster.

My dog knows there is conflict in the air, and he doesn't side with me - that's for sure.  I'm abandoned on all sides.



Friday, June 3, 2022

New Neighborhoods

They can be nice when you are younger, but for a person in her 80's I can't say much for our new neighborhood.  In fact, I hate it!

I walk Rocky twice a day and don't see very many people, but I speak and wave to everyone I meet.  The only responses I get are usually from workmen in the area.  I'm just sick and tired of even trying.

I walked with Jeannie yesterday and everyone speaks to her - and she speaks to everyone.  The only difference between us is our age.  I always try to smile when I greet someone and I think it makes my voice different - more friendly.  But a helluva lot of difference it makes in my case.  I'm really tired of trying, hurt from the constant rejection, and angry because I have to tolerate this type of treatment from neighbors and strangers in the neighborhood.  When I was with Jeannie and greeted people, not one looked me straight in the eye, or responded in any way.  Their attention was all on being friendly with Jeannie.  

Anyone who still reads my posts probably recalls the old song by "The Animals":  We Gotta Get Out of This Place!  If it's the last thing we ever do.....


Wednesday, June 1, 2022

I don't know what happened . . . Try again!

I don't know what happened to my memory, that is.  I cannot, for the life of me, remember how to include a photo in the blog entry.   I think my blogging days are over.   I'll try this, and ask if someone will let me know if they can access the photo.