Tuesday, January 22, 2019

My Goodness.......

It is cold, very cold! The weather is driving me nuts. First there is snow, then it changes to rain, then the temperature rises, and water pours into the basement, then the next day it is freezing cold again....
I am procrastinating because I have to go and get the mail, which means cleaning off the car, because it snowed again, and the wind is blowing, and it is -11C. I don't want to go out. Brrrrrrrrrrr. And, guess what? We are going to get.......more rain tomorrow or Thursday. Can't wait to see where the water will go this time.

Church was cancelled on Sunday because of the miserable weather, and I miss that time of worship. The weather was really messy. I was supposed to play at the local Manor, at their Church service,but of course that was cancelled as well. The roads were treacherous.

My driveway is an ice rink, because of the freezing temperature following the rain. It wouldn't be so bad if the snow would come, and stay, because the temperature stayed cold, instead of this up and down thing that is going on. At least then I could get used to it. Oh well, it is what it is.

I decided to join a local ukulele group that has just started up, and meets at the community hall, Sunday afternoons. We had one meeting, and then the 2nd one was cancelled (of course). I'm not sure if I am to play at the Manor next Sunday, but if not, I hope to get to the uke group. They are at the same time. I was surprised how many people came to the first meeting. Probably twenty, made up of beginners, who wanted to learn, and various other stages of ability. I figured it would be a time for "me" which I am having trouble accomplishing.  Getting out 2 times a week is not working that well. Usually if the weather is decent, I get out to get groceries, or other errands that I have to make. Me time is hard to get to. I haven't done very well at it.

I managed to steel myself, and ventured out to clean off the car and get the mail. It was bitter with the wind blowing. It looks nice out, with a bit of blue sky and if I didn't know better I would think it was pleasant out.  But, I know better.

Aslan, doing one of his 'let's drop right in the middle of mom's work'.

I don't know who is going to dry me bonkers first.
The Captain or Aslan?
Or perhaps it will be the weather,
or cabin fever,
or the water in the basement.
It won't take much.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

A New Year

Ah yes, the old year passes and with it all the things, good and bad that happened during it. 2018 was definitely not one to write home about. In fact it wasn't one to write a blog about, apparently....
With the Captain getting weaker, and using the walker all the time, the death of my son-in-law, and also my friend Kathy, it just seemed that I couldn't pick myself up, and that's the awful truth.
So, I'm not jumping up and down and celebrating the new year, but rather, continuing to take one day at a time, and hoping for the best.

One thing I have to do (doctor's orders), is to make time for me at least twice a week, and that doesn't include choir practice or church. I can't believe how difficult it is to do that, but I am trying.......but I will probably have to try harder.

Thinking about Kathy....I still find it hard to believe that she is gone. Until she had problems with her heart she sang in the choir. In fact she was in the choir since she was a teen. Her soprano voice was so beautiful, and even now I can hear her when we sing some songs, or if I play one hymn in particular where she sang the descant. Kathy had a unique sense of humour and an infectious laugh, and choir practice was a hoot sometimes, with Kathy leading the laughter. She was a sweetheart and a beautiful person, but she was stubborn too. She knew her own mind and there was no changing it. Though she had problems the last few years, and had to stop singing, her death was still a major shock. She was 59 I think. Sad, sad, too sad.

Christmas and New Years were very low key here. The Captain is not into celebrating in any way, shape or form. He has never been, so it is hard to get up any enthusiasm for decorating, or gathering with family. Now that the granddaughters are grown, there is little incentive. I did manage to put up and decorate a table top tree, and Aslan quite enjoyed it.

Of course Aslan 'helped' take the tree down.

My Christmas card this year

Granddaughter Lindsay, singing carols and playing her uke
at the local mall. Her travel group was raising funds for their
trip to Europe in the spring. 

One of Aslan's crazy sleeping positions

So I will end this here
as we enter the new year.
Life goes on,
even if,
it's direction is unclear.
Perhaps that's a good thing.
Now if I can just get these legs
to move forward.
These fingers to move over the keys
to write more posts.
To take me time.
To be thankful for what I have.