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04 22 2011-a

Every once in a while incessant whining about small things gets to me and i just want to slap the crap out of the person whose whining has become a daily thing…and then, since i really wouldn;t slap the crap out of anyone …i just make up a funny thing…sort of like a sweet tart….lol…maybe not so sweet though, but tart for sure!

WHAT a rotten day!!!!!!
not one thing has gone my way!
woke on up and there’s no sun
its windy and dark, life’s no fun!
the garden needs tending
but there’s too much rain,
life is just such a damn pain!
and when it’s sunny,
it’s way too hot
so out in the garden,
you know i’m not.

Love to be busy
but everything hurts
can only do things
in fits and spurts
damn these bones,
and damn this life
all it is is bother and strife

my mother’s demented
my husband’s disabled
my brother’s not married
he eats at my table.
taking care of him leaves me harried

laundry, shopping,that’s my call
cleaning and mopping
and pay the bills, all!
there is just no way
i;ll ever be happy
life is just too damn crappy!


04 06 2010 Life On Fire

A strange and wonderful thing happened to me recently. My memory has gotten really unreliable. Making short term memories requires a great deal of effort, and I can;t count on it much. Extensive use of notes and other reminding tools has become my way of putting one foot in front of the other and going about the day.I explained some of the the things that have been going on to one of my doctors(after requesting a referral to be tested for Alzheimer’s disease.After hearing some of what’s been happening she agreed to write the letter needed to get an appointment. Later that day, i realized that if she thought the test was unnecessary she would have said so. Needless to say it was a rough several hours as I grappled with the question of what a a steadily declining mental capacity would mean. and then…..and then….somewhere in the hours my hair caught on fire and all values and learning kicked in….drive kicked in, motivation kicked in….deciding to live each moment as best i could , as fully, and as aware as i could kicked in….accomplishing the small things that i could kicked in. Every day since then I wake up ready to go, middle finger in the air to idea of giving up ahead of time.
How glorious…you have no idea what a gift this has been. Alive!And no matter what the test reveals, i still have this day to live in, moment by moment.When the body/mind knows something,it can only be unlearned by deterioration of the body/mind.At the changing of the seasons, aren’t the autumn colors exhilirating!

Olive backed Sunbird (nectarina jugularis) male

Click on the picture to see the phototstream it came rom…it’s a wonderful series.

Flickr favortie-Ironde-Casas de colores.Colourful Houses

Have you ever seen anything like this? It’s a town in Portugal.

And another by Ironde!Puerto viejo.Old port.

Puerto viejo.Old port. by ironde
Puerto viejo.Old port., a photo by ironde on Flickr.

These are just fabulous. I see quilts, embroideries, wonderful walking tours….how exciting these photos are!

FLICKR FAZVOZRITE Puente sobre el Rio Galindo.Galindo River Bridge.

WOW! what an image,definnitely consider checking out the photostream!

03 14 2011

This is a ditty for Susan N. who emphatically does not like pink. We have been teasing her unremittingly on Sewbuds and she is such a good sport!

pink pink,
everything’s pink
icky sweet
disgustingly pink

don;t pick pink,
just green and purple
if you pick pink
i’ll have to urple….

yellow’s ok
and blue’s mighty fine
just don;t pick pink
if it’s going to be mine!

written for Susan N. in honor of her choice to unpick pink.(by me, ktj)