The Friday Five

Friday Five

The start of the week found me at the beach, and the end of the week found me at home. In between, I filled my days with lots of good stuff.

  1. I’m so lucky that despite a sprained ankle, I did a lot on vacation. I managed to get to see my elderly cousin and have lunch with her. Her health has not been good, so this was a very nice visit that we had!
  2. I got to eat lunch on the beach in the rain! Now trust me, there were people that ran inside when the raindrops fell, but it was 90 degrees and the gentle rain felt nice on my skin.
  3. Forget any sort of good hair pictures during my trip. It was over 90 degrees Fahrenheit each day, with 70+% humidity. I looked like Bozo the clown! It matters not. It was nice and relaxing and I had a great time.
  4. Beware of Seatmates on Airplanes who are facing Federal charges for crimes we all know he committed. I was so surprised to see this man and tried to sneak a selfie, but alas, I was not able to.
  5. How wonderful to have doggies that missed me and welcomed me home! I sure missed them and I know they missed me.

The Friday Five

The Friday Five

It’s the first weekend in June and I am away and at the beach. But here are some things I have been thinking about as the week comes to a close.

  1. I needed to get Anneliese’s eye drops. My Veterinary Ophalmologist called in a prescription and I went to get it at the Pharmacy. The Technician announced that it was $140.00! Oh, my, sweet Mother of God! The Tech looked at me, with eyes that asked if I really wanted to spend that kind of money on a dog?
  2. I recalled we have a prescription card for that Pharmacy. I asked if this would be covered? She disappeared and came back a moment later with a smile on her face. “I love you,” I said. She laughed “You are really going to love me when you find out how much you saved”.
  3. The total for this very expensive eye drop was $40.00! We both laughed. And she smiled and told me that this had brightened her day.  Needless to say, it brightened mine!
  4. I got to the car, and with tears in my eyes, and I told Jack what had occurred. Anneliese is blind, pretty much in her left eye. But these drops help her right eye from becoming totally blind and keeps the pressure down.
  5. So as I look back to my humble hometown Pharmacy, I am grateful for their prescription plan and that it covered my little doggy’s eye drops!

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Have a great weekend everyone!

The Friday Five

The Friday Five

What a crazy week.

The Big Bang Theory is ending. I recall 12 years ago when I watched this show for the first time. It has brought me so much laughter and joy, and I am thankful.

    1. I guess the biggest news is that Anneliese had her surgery. It is sort of a doggy mastectomy. She has been in quite a lot of pain, and we will have the pathology reports next week. Meanwhile, I am trying to keep her contained and comfortable!


    1. We’ve had peaks of sunshine, but actually more rain than I can remember for a long while. So very sick of rain!
    2. My earlier wave of energy as far as bathroom cleaning has ended with both three clean bathrooms, and my back and neck are still intact! I swear it was temporary insanity!
    3. I got my pictures back from the John Edward Event. I cannot thank my daughter enough for this. I had such a great time.

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4. Jack is still not feeling 100%. I think he had a little virus. He was still very sleepy last night but did enjoy watching the Big Bang Theory with me.

5. In eighteen days I leave for my little getaway. I can hardly wait. 2019 has been such a difficult year, and  I have really felt the need for some downtime.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone. I’ll be hooking up my new Router and getting all the TV’s, cellphones and such hooked up. I wish you all (and me) sunshine!

The Friday Five

The Friday Five

Another week has come and gone. Despite my wanting to have a quiet week, this one turned into an incredibly busy one. Here’s what’s happening on The Lake.

  1. I decided that I want to have some patio pots this year with a few things like tomatoes, herbs and possibly peppers. I do not want to have too much, just enough to satisfy my gardening spirit.
  2. I cooked a lot this week. And when there were leftovers I made something from them and then froze those for Jack. I have three meals put aside for him for when I go off for a few days in June. The latest was today. I made an awesome Tomato-Basil & Garlic Meat Spaghetti Sauce. And it came out so well! I fear these meals will all be so good, Jack will want me to go off more often! Ha!
  3. I usually wait until the weekend to do laundry, but on Thursday I did all the laundry, hung out a lot of it, and got it all done! I am scaring myself with how much I have accomplished!
  4. I had cleaned my closet out and had 5 bags of clothes and two twin size comforters to donate. Not only did I remember to get them into the Highlander before WW on Wednesday, but I brought them into St. Vincent DePaul, and remembered my receipt!
  5. Oh, I just looked outside and can see a few things like forsythia, and cherry blossoms and Rhododendrons too!

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Just a few pictures of the Cherry Blossoms, Forsythia, and Rhododendron.

Happy Friday and Happy Weekend!

The Friday Five

People, here we are on the first Friday in May! I cannot believe how fast the year is going. The weirdest part is that we usually have nice warm temperatures now, but it has been cold and rainy. Go figure!

So, here are this weeks Friday Five!

The Friday Five

  1. I had a weird thing happen on Friday. I was expecting a package from Amazon, and the Tracking number showed it had been delivered at 9:30 this morning. But when we got the mail it wasn’t there. Later this afternoon they “found” it. The package had been opened and I suspect that they gave it to the wrong person and fortunately the person was honest and returned it. Probably because the bra inside didn’t fit them!
  2. I came up with 5 garbage bags full of clothes to bring to St. Vincent De Paul. I took everything out of my closet and went through each item and I was amazed at the stuff I no longer wear and needed to go! I was also amazed at how nice my closet looked after!
  3. Today I to for my first visit to the Pain Clinic. I have been in pain since my cervical spine surgery in 2017. Actually before that. I thought I could learn to live with it, but I finally gave up. I cannot deal with the pain, and I need help. I do not want pills and I do not want more surgery, so perhaps some Physical Therapy will help.
  4. Tomorrow is Jack’s Birthday, and I have a Post all ready to go. I will stop on my way home on Saturday and get everything I need to prepare a special meal.
  5. So, are you waiting for Meghan and Harry to have their baby? Do you think she has already given birth, as some reports contend? Are you pro Meghan and Harry, or are you just bored to tears?

The Friday Five

Tell me how this is happening. It’s already the end of April. In fact, this is the last weekend in April! Oh my goodness. I think I must quickly pass along this information…As you get older, Time Goes By Much Faster!

Thursday was a lovely Spring day and I tried some new things on my cell phone camera. So this week, here are the five pictures of life around my home.

  1. These pretty flowers sprouted again. I planted bulbs years ago on Max’s grave in our yard. These bright blue Chionodoxa ‘Glory of the Snow’ come back every year! I love them.


2. Another pretty flower bulb, a Crocus, I planted years ago. It’s lovely. Only two sprouted this year. Time for me to get crackin’ and plant some new bulbs this year!


3. This is my first time using a special method to get a widescreen shot. That’s our stone wall and my neighbors home. The blur at the bottom of the picture in the middle is Arnie!


4. Our lake. I walked down the hill and stood across the street from the beach to take this shot.

20190425_1504185. Our home. Our shrubs haven’t woken up yet, and the grass is not a rich velvety green just yet, but this is our home.


The Friday Five

The Friday Five

So here we are, another week has come and gone. I’m actually feeling like Spring has finally arrived, as we have not had any snow and on the lakes, the ice is finally melting!

So, without further adieu, here is this week’s Friday Five!

    1. I wanted a nice quiet week, and once we filed out taxes on Monday, things got blessedly quiet!
    2. I got the results of my yearly bloodwork. My numbers aren’t looking so good for things like A1C and Cholesterol. Crap! It means more restrictions with my diet and really paying attention to my sugars.
    3. I do not like that! Jack told me that I need to accept this stuff because I’m getting older. The body may be 60 but in my mind, I still feel incredibly young.
    4. Our snow has all melted in the yard, and now we are just waiting for the ice to melt off the top of our Lake.

57471805_10157217394426499_6197133999874244608_n5. It’s almost Easter! This means, grandchildren, daughter, and granddog! The whole family is getting together at Mandy and Matt’s house for dinner. This should be fun!

The Friday Five

The Friday Five

The week is over. I’m still amazed that we are almost in the middle of April! OMG! How did this happen?

While I contemplate an answer to this question, let me write out this week’s Friday Five!

    1. The week started out with our anniversary, doctors appointments and continuing work on our Income Taxes. Oh, how I hate April 15th, which is coming up very fast!
    2. We had snow!

20190408_0705073. And Icicles, just like I place on my Christmas tree, only those are plastic and not really like these were. These were real!


4. I got my hair cut!


5. And lastly, I spent a lot of time setting up and programming the Tablet. And I love it!


The Friday Five!

Friday Five

I start my post each week with, ‘ another week has raced by’, and truthfully, it seems that this is the case. I wonder if time does go by so much faster the older we get. I think we become aware that life is finite and we have to go for it and put in as much good stuff as we can.


Although my week wasn’t full of wild and crazy things, I did accomplish a few things I am exceedingly proud of.

  1. I made the most awesome St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and I posted the recipe, so feel free to make it. You will be happy you did. I think also, you could make the recipe with just a plain brisket. Using the same cooking method.
  2. I went to Weight Watchers again this week. It’s the story of my life. I have begun so many diets, only to fall off the wagon.  This was my second week back and I have lost a total of 8 pounds! I am being very mindful of what I am eating. Making very good choices. I have a long way to go, but I am determined to practice good, healthy, eating habits.
  3. After 20 years of having two cupboards for dog food and dog supplies, I cleaned out the larger of the two and now have all the dog items in one place.
  4. I also took notice of the Flea and Tick items during the move and ordered a supply of these products from 1800PetMeds. I have used them for several years and like them. Greta needed a special medication that my Vet didn’t carry and I was able to get it through them.
  5. I have now planned a vacation to visit a friend, in June. I’ll be going alone, and I’ll be gone for six quiet and yet fun-filled days!

So as I close this off, I want to wish you all a very Happy Spring!

May the Melting be with you!

The Friday Five

The Friday Five

Another week has gone by. I was supposed to travel this weekend but opted to stay home. I have been so tired and run down, that I felt the need to rest up this weekend.

But here are this week’s Friday Five.

  1. I finally got all 8 loads of laundry done. Much of them were blankets and towels and I just got way behind!
  2. We had the twins Arnie and Anneliese out several times this week. They really love going for car rides and they really love going to visit the clerks at the State Liquor Store! Especially Rebecca!
  3. I made a new soup. Roasted Vegetable Ratatouille Soup! Wow, was that good!
  4. I got Anneliese a new bed. At first, she didn’t like it and lay next to it. Now she is finally used to it and sleeping in it constantly.20190314_080750Thank you, Tommy Hilfiger and TJ Maxx!
  5. I have been glued to the Internet watching April the Giraffe as she is in her last days of labor. I’m going to link up so maybe by tomorrow there will be a baby calf Giraffe!