Monday, September 27, 2021
Friday, September 24, 2021
Friday: The day was filled with wonders and sadness. We closed on Mom's house which was a bittersweet moment. I am so glad we no longer have to take care of it, and the family moving into it is lovely. I hope they have a great life there and enjoy it as much as Mom and Dad did. On the flip side, this was my home from the time I was 12. There are a lot of memories attached to that place.
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Monday, September 20, 2021
Friday, September 17, 2021
As most of you know I keep a list of my daily joys and post them on Fridays. You won't see the reason I was delayed until next week's post, but trust me. It was a legitimate delay.
This week like all weeks had some wonderful things and some difficult things, but joys abound even if is it just laughing at yourself for some serious faux pas.
So I am saying "Hello" to week 38 which begins a new chapter of my life, and "Goodbye" to week 37, which closes the door on another.
Friday: TheHub came home for work a little earlier than normal and we rode around a little bit. He is still not back to his norm, so we just hung around talking, then watching a show.
Saturday: Game day once again. We watched Alabama play Mercer with Son2 and DIL2. Roll Tide! I loved the quote from Alabama's head coach at the end of the game, referring to their less than stellar performance before meeting Florida next Saturday. "If they don't shake themselves, they're gonna get shook". After the Bama game we watched the Arkansas/ Texas game. I did not see that coming!
Sunday: We streamed our church's service before starting our day. I miss being there live and in person, but I am not ready to return. After the services TheHub and I worked independently around the house before watching The Patriots and Miami play ball. Normally I do not watch NFL games, but Mac and Tua (both former Alabama quarterbacks) faced each other. It was a good game and I had no dog in the hunt, so I did not care who won or lost. They both played well.
Monday: The only joy for the day was that it was finally over. We had to meet with the family trust attorney and the title attorney, followed by a meeting with the banker. Probably the one true bright spot of the day was after the meeting with the title lawyer we were by our church. My Beloved Sister and I went to the columbarium and visited with Mom and Dad. It was very peaceful and not something I do often.
Tuesday: I met My Beloved Sister at Mom's so we could get the garbage cans on the street before pickup, then we went in the house to start moving some of the few remaining things, before starting round 2 with the trust attorney and the dreaded title attorney. The title attorney is upset because Dad's name is no longer on the trust as a trustee. Kinda hard to be a trustee when you are no longer alive. When we finally got to the title lawyer's office I had to tell him if this did not suit him he needed to practice his skills raising the dead, because there was nothing left that we could do.
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
1.What makes a house a home?
Monday, September 13, 2021
- Spaghetti sauce
- 1 pack of ground chuck
- Medium size bag of sliced bell peppers (I had about 15 from the garden)
- 1 small pack of stewed tomatoes (had 3 tomatoes about to become overripe
- Bag of cooked mushrooms in Burgundy sauce (mushrooms were bought on sale, cooked and individually frozen in 1/2 cup portions then stored in a freezer bag for later)
Friday, September 10, 2021
Monday, September 6, 2021
Friday, September 3, 2021
I try to keep a list of the daily things that bring me joy. Some days are filled with them and some days I have to hunt them down. This week was a mixed week with a few days overflowing and others not so much. No matter what, there are always things that make me happy. And now that the 35th week of the year is in the books here are my joys.
Friday: We had a slightly extended family dinner. Son2 and DIL2 joined us and so did my beloved sister and BIL. Lots of good food with laughs was the perfect end for DIL3’s and Son3’s visit.
Saturday: I kept Disney+ after we watched Hamilton for the simple reason that Pip and I could watch the same movies and talk about them sometimes. I figure it is a small price to pay each month, especially in these times when we are not traveling to see her in person. I watched Cruella and was very surprised at how much I liked it. The next time I talk/Facetime with Pip I am armed and ready.
Thursday, September 2, 2021
Bless issued a challenge to join her by getting rid of 31 things in August. I am so overloaded with junk that I joined in quite happily. Now I have to commit to doing it again in September. (And October, and November, and . . .)