The winter months I sort of go into hibernation
and I hate it when I find the time has flown and
am behind in a daily routine…like my journal.
I keep a “working” calendar that I jot things on…
so I can remember what I did the day before and
hope things to do are there also.
When I was working, I was much more dedicated
to keeping track of things...it is even more important,
I find, because being retired, the time seems to fly
by faster and faster.
So, this is for me, read along if you wish…
or hit the delete and come back another day.
I won’t be offended.☺.
Starting with January 23, 2012
Painted in Somesville. One of the painters is
back from Seattle and we catch up on the news.
My canvas’s arrive that I had ordered a week ago…
I had procrastinated there, too.
Everybody Eats…good food. Good company.
January 24, 2012
Writing group...excellent session…7 of us
Lunch at Karen’s afterwards…soup and sandwich…excellent..
January 25, 2012
Stacey’s 41st Birthday…(my daughter), (have a son, Bret, also…
his 45th brithday was last week…he was born in Japan and now
lives in Denver)
weather’s much different here, Cold and dreary….and windy
than when she was born in San Juan, sunny and hot…cooler in Dallas, also.
The card I sent her is a painting of the blueberry field she liked that
her friend took a photo of…can frame to 8×10 iI think
Bri (Sabrina, her 19 yr.old daughter) did a nice painting for her
Portrait group...Marjorie. 101…more agile than those of us painting !
….Cliff has a wonderful double cat portrait up of “Spats” and “Bonkers”☺
….Activity intern painted with us for a bit…Jennifer
Long nap with Bianca after a trip to Walmart
Talked to Stacey for a short bit this pm
Photo on FB shows the people at work gave her a nice birthday surprise party
January 26, 2012
Senior Center…game time..Peg/Roger/Richard/me
Long nap/dreary day
Sabrina starts at Dallas Institute of Art February 16..a Thursday.
She called George/then me
she’s excited…a scholarship and work study/work
Decided to clear out spare room this weekend…decided during the night…
then Bob let me know he can work on it Monday ! Great minds, same gutter ☺.
Waiting for snow and then deluge of rain tonite
Long nap/dreary day
January 27, 2012
Painting at the library was cancelled…4″ of snow then lots of rain overnight
Sleepy day…couldn’t stay awake, would fall asleep at the drop of a hat
January 28, 2012
Brina (19 year old grand daughter) called from Texas
cleaning out spare room downstairs…Bob will be by Mon to start remodeling it
Sunny day…wonderful feeling despite the feeling of sadness trying to rule
January 29, 2012, Sunday
10 am church service, pot luck, annual mtg afterwards
Walmart for photos and slides to put under the legs of furniture to be moved tomorrow
in spare room
finished clearing out spare room to be painted by Bob
Nap…not planned ! Sitting in recliner with Bianca, both took cat naps
Watched final episodes of Celebrity food Challenge...Guy Fieri and Rachel Ray
January 30, 2012
Painting in Somesville…it snowed most of the time we were there…
light dusting type snow, less than an inch the entire time.
We all forgot something we planned to work on but had plenty to do.
Marion is back from Hawaii
Bob showed up to start on the spare room on first floor…he and G. removed 7 layers of wall paper !
Everybody eats...Mary and Jack were there, a great chicken soup and potato salad
Napped off and on in recliner during the evening. Couldn’t stay awake
Knees and L ankle hurting…injections next Monday in the knees
January 31, 2012
Bob here to work on spare room off dining-room
Writing group...seven of us…good writing
Ate at Riverside...bleu cheese, bacon hamburger, FF…better than MacD FF’s ☺.
Walmart for Twinkies for Nai tomorrow…she’s never tasted one
sleepy most of evening…winter doldrums…SAD light on all day and evening
February 1, 2012
Twinkie party for Nai…and found out Kris had never eaten one either ! A success !
Snow in am…1 inch, then rain. Burrzy
Worked on getting idonethis journal to NewYears day
February 2, 2012
Senior Center … Up Words with Richard and Peg.
Bob here to work on spare room
Trisha came over to have lunch… had a nice chat
Cat Nap with Bianca…cat naps are longer and more frequent than I ever realized.☺.
February 3, 2012
Painting at Somesville…worked on broccoli challenge painting and Bayside painting at Burrills
Dona, … I showed her the plastic wrap valentines;
I watched tv, Bianca slept on my lap…and I also reached over her
and deleted or filed a lot of old emails without disturbing her.
It is so seldom she sits/sleeps on my lap, I didn’t want to wake her.
February 4, 2012
Taxes done by Jeff … I get soooo cranky til they are done and over with
THAW benefit at church … to raise money for heating oil
for those in need this winter due to state budget cuts.
Peg did a great job organizing it.
It was also Winter Carnival day in town and despite lack of snow
they were able to put some events on including fire works I could
see from inside the house.
Bianca hated the fire works…
February 5, 2012 Sunday
Watched SuperBowl…Giants won over Patriots
Stacey called from Texas
Blogged and answered remarks all eve.
February 21, 2012 at 11:41 am
You’re not the only one who’s behind – I’m two days late reading this!
February 20, 2012 at 12:58 am
I enjoyed seeing your sailboat … very cheery for the winter months! 😀