Are you familiar with Janet Hill’s paintings? I have I think five of her prints, and I adore them. There are three on my gallery wall…
The one in the lower center is hers. As well as the two middle ones at each end.
I have several in my kitchen. Here is one…
I got to see my nine month old grandson Andrew yesterday. He is getting cuter every day, and is now sometimes standing up on his own. He looks as amazed as everyone else!
My daughter came to get me. They have a beautiful home. A kitchen open to the large living area. The architect, or builder, set up this house layout very well. The kitchen island is probably the size of my whole kitchen!
I met Gizmo, the Boston Terrier rescue. Gizmo seemed to like to sit in my lap. Abi and Charlie would have been livid!
It snowed, and sleeted a little. Then the sun came out. Andrew was asleep when my daughter took me home. I missed him before I even got inside my door.
On to other topics: There is a trend in Blog Land I’m noticing lately, and it’s driving me crazy. No sooner than you click on some blogs, than a big display comes up, obscuring your view, trying to get you to sign up for their daily posts.
I don’t know about you, but that makes me do the very opposite. I am not going to be steered into signing up for a blog just because that seems the easiest way to get past the big sign-up page and on to the blog.
That will not get my vote. That will make me click off that blog and move on. Has this happened to you? Annoying at the very least.
And another trend I’ve noticed that irks me: Some bloggers have taken the date off their blog posts. Well, I don’t want to wonder if I’m reading something written today or three months ago. What about you?
I have tried to get my blog ads situated where they’re not so obtrusive. So please let me know if they are and I’ll do what I can to fix it.
I’ve had this nagging UTI/bladder infection (I’m assuming) for about a week now. It got worse on Christmas, and by Friday I was calling the doctor’s office to see if I could get something. I hate antibiotics, but I wanted to get to see Andrew.
It has zapped me of energy and I have been so uncomfortable. I know all women hate to see these things coming round the bend. My right side underneath my ribs and my lower right back aches continuously.
I’m on Day 3 of the antibiotic I was given over the phone for such infections. Not feeling better yet. I can’t imagine what else this would be. And another aggravation: it bothers my bladder to drink my morning cup of coffee, and I drink half decaffeinated. So I can only take a few sips a day.
I was exhausted when I woke up this morning, which is very unusual for me, as I’m a morning person. So I decided that I’m just going to stay in bed today, work on the computer, maybe read a book, and stare out at the snow patches on the patio.
The sweetest lady (accidentally) phoned me yesterday. When I answered and she realized I wasn’t who she intended to call, she said “Well, I’m so sorry for having bothered you.” I said: “Don’t worry about it, I do it all the time.”
“Well,” she said, “thanks for being so kind. And a Happy New Year to you.” “Happy New Year to you, ” I said. And we hung up.
I had to cancel all my PT sessions last week due to feeling sick, so I have to catch up a week. I hate having gotten behind. Plus, the holidays always get me. Though I tell myself each and every year that I won’t let it happen. But then maybe it happens to everyone.
Anyway, the phone call from the stranger made me smile. And I got to see little Andrew. So there were several things to smile about yesterday. I’ll be smiling even more when I can drink my one cup of coffee a day!