Sunday, November 29, 2020
The tree is standing up again! Emily and Grace helped me, but it wasn't steady. Paul shimmied some boards into the tree stand, then used fishing line to anchor it to the wall. Phew. It's not the most beautiful tree in the world, but it's big and sparkly. I'm not the biggest fan of white lights, I like all the colors, but the girls are most outspoken about this, so what the heck, right?
Saturday, November 28, 2020
It's a beautiful tree, less so now that it's on it's side.
Thursday, November 26, 2020
Is it just a tiny bit ironic that here in central NY state, there is a limit to gathering size in our homes, yet tomorrow, Black Friday shopping! Ah well. For most people, we're just trying to navigate this whole thing, we went truths, not politics, and freedom to assess the risks ourselves. Here's something cute for you:
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
...I won't incriminate myself here on the blog. I'll never say that Sam and Grace and little Grant are coming from GASP: Virginia. Because we all know that the virus scampers across those state lines like nobody's business. That a recent test that rendered one of them negative would not help in the defense, we are only allowed ten per house here in NY state. Six of us live here, so they COULD actually come here... I will tell you this though, if the police stopped in this evening, they might find four pumpkin pies, three apple pies, and two chocolate pies. (Mariel is making lemon meringue, Ashley also chocolate, Margaret caramel granola, Grace, if she were here, ha, two pecan...) Yes, I am a huge pig, officer, is that illegal, I would say.
Monday, November 23, 2020
Saturday, November 21, 2020
...lived a lady who loved nothing better than that first cup of morning coffee...
Thursday, November 19, 2020
My phone died yesterday, a sudden and unexpected death. Well, it came back to life, so it wasn't actually dead. It was stuck on the white screen with the black apple logo for hours. I had to hook it up to the macbook, restore it, which meant losing all my aps, messages, pictures, ect. Margaret was here and helped me get through it, ha. I didn't need emotional support or anything, just help figuring out how to fix it. Camille had an MRI up at the hospital yesterday for her knee, and this fine morning, I am taking her for to the orthopedic dr. to see the results. I am hoping it is all fine and there are no surgeries on the horizon. Ah well, I wish I could sit here in my comfy chair and write to my heart's content, but no sir, I have to take Miss Cam now...
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Monday, November 16, 2020
Saturday, November 14, 2020
defy a lockdown.
Thursday, November 12, 2020
Well, the noose is a-tightening. We're allowed no more than 10 people to gather in a home, here in New York state. The cases are going up up up, it's spreading everywhere. But life goes on, doesn't it? I had to bring Miss Camille to a doctor's appointment this fine morning. She is doing well, is healthy and good, except for her bum knee. She'll have an MRI next week, then maybe some physical therapy, hopefully no surgery. A coffee for me, and a strawberry smoothie with whipped cream for Camille, from our favorite little coffee hut. After her appointment, we went to Kohl's to pick up an order, to Wegmans for seltzer, no sugar added fudge bars, toilet paper, paper towels, and a 37 cent a pound turkey. Then to Walmart where I had to pick up something for Paul, some very important no-smell spray for deer hunting. Then, to Lowe's, where we bought a new faucet for my bathroom sink, on sale, but still, ouch! Faucets are pricey! Home...ah, home. We brought things in, and Cam logged in for a zoom meeting at school...I started doing some touch up painting in my bathroom...