Holidays Are Coming

Saturday evening. The last couple of nights as I am laying down to sleep my mind has begun to form the scary thoughts of what I am about to do at the beginning of October. I will be getting my upper teeth I have left pulled and getting dentures.

All I can do is let my thought process take over and let me stress enough to keep me awake. Have any of you had this done? How bad is it really? Instant mashed potatoes have begun to appear in the kitchen. I thought about adding applesauce, pudding, ice-cream, and yogurt to the list of edible foods I will be able to eat for the first week. After that, I hope to graduate to soft foods such as macaroni and cheese. I sure will be glad when this is over.

I ordered me a toy last week and was able to use it for the first time today. I bought a metal detector. I asked my son-in-law if he wanted to go outside to help me use it, in case I fell.

He said ok and we went to work, which was more work for him since he was the digger when the detector found something. The time went by too quick but I knew we needed to stop so he would not get too tired from the digging. We discovered two pop cans, an old beer tab, an old  horse-shoe, and two parts to a strap that were looped metal. It seemed to be part of a piece that helped hold a horse to the post when the rider needed to stop and get off. I hope to get to do this again very soon.

I have been interested in culture and history for many years. I do not know too much about Kentucky grounds, but will be researching this property and area to see what may have happened years and years ago.

I am doing pretty good down here. I have days where I can barely walk, other days I have to use my walker or cane, and sometimes I have days where I can make it most of the day without any accessories.

It cooled down and the humidity left for a few days. The windows were opened for fresh air. I talked to a friend from back in Warsaw and found out it was rather chilly there. The temperature made me realize that sooner than later furnaces and heaters would be turned on low.

I have seen Christmas commercials already on the TV. merchandisers waste no time at trying to reach out and take your money. I have been contemplating lately about Christmas.

When you are in the position of being a mom and a grandma, and you have an illness that no longer allows you to earn money, Christmas shopping becomes an issue. Should I purchase gifts for my own kids as I have done ever since I  had my first child?

Should I fore go my own kids and buy gifts for the ten grandchildren? Should I have a Christmas like I did one year where we titled it, “Make and Bake Christmas”? I don’t know what to do. How do I make everyone happy and yet keep within my small budget? Any ideas?

My daughter has had a change at work and is working more day shifts now than evening shifts. It is nice to have her home and I am positive that her family also appreciates  her presence. It is nice and makes me smile inside when I see the family together once again, sharing a dinner and conversation.

Well, I will close for now. Talk to you all soon. Have a great and blessed 7

Decorated With Love

My son-in-law, daughter and granddaughter came over today. They took me to get a Christmas tree and then stayed to help decorate it. I was happy when I saw it all together. I wasn’t sure how I would really feel, since Christmas just isn’t the same this year, but I am happy. It is beautiful in my eyes, decorated with love. Of course I have to show it off to you!



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21 Days Til Christmas


21 Days Til Christmas

Silent night

Crazy night

I am pooped

Shopped now drooped

Round and round my eyeballs go

Body moving but oh so slow

Oh how I wish this was over

Can’t even muster my dog Rover

Silent night

Crazy night

Written by,

Terry Shepherd


(Words tuned to Silent Night)