Today's title tells the tale ( say THAT three times). I don't know what it is about this time of year, but I get so tired. My body tells me that is it Autumn - - - until I step outside and it is 90 plus degrees and humid as all get out! As Winter gets closer, I feel like hibernating in the house. I guess some of it is about the kids going back to school. I think we almost always started after Labor Day - - - more like in September, so these days seem like it is later in the Fall than it really is. . Anyhoo, that is the frame of mind I'm in. I don't want to rush this year away too fast, 'cause I still have a lot of yard work to catch up on. At least the grass is nice and green after all this rain. (that's another thing that has made it hard to sleep the last few nights - - - the thunder and lightning have been crazy).
All of the above is my excuse for not posting anything the last few days - - - I was just too tired (or perhaps just too lazy). LOL
I hate to mention it, but I have been incredibly clumsy lately. But, I will blame it on my Nina. Remember BFPICSIL? (Best friend, partner-in-crime sister-in-law). Well, I have been "doing" The Nina the last few days.
Let me explain something first. Lon has a sweet aunt, Dolores. Dolores has had severe hip problems for years and unfortunately has to use a cane and walks with quite a painful limp. Whenever anyone in the family has hip or leg pain and we are walking with a major limp, we sympathize and explain we are "doing" The Dolores. Well, Saturday, Nina and Little Ma were making a big batch of relish. Nina was carrying a huge bowl of chopped cucumbers, onions, and peppers across her kitchen. When, she went to set the bowl on her counter, she misjudged and didn't quite reach it. Down went the bowl all over the floor! Not only a mess, but a lot of hard work down the drain.
Okay, so Sunday morning, I was putting a tray of muffins in the oven for Lon's breakfast. I misjudged where the heck the oven rack was and not only dropped the whole tray, but flipped it upside down into the pre-heated oven. Krikey!! This whole gooey batter was baking and smoking on the oven door and inside on the oven floor! When I hollered about the mess, Lon asked me what had happened. I told him I was just "doing" The Nina!!!
It didn't help that I kept "doing" The Nina. I reached into the fridge to pull something out, and a big bowl of cut-up watermelon fell out onto the kitchen floor, the lid popped off and everything spilled all over. Yuck! Then - - - yup, I'm not finished, I had a stick of butter sitting on the kitchen counter. When I went to use it, the whole darn thing slipped put of my hand and fell SMOOSH! onto the floor. It was soft from being room temperature and couldn't be saved, no matter how much you try to justify the "five second rule".
I think I have really good grounds for just staying out of the kitchen altogether, right?
Talked to sis Sandy and bro Ken, and found out that Dad's house is being torn down. Amazing, considering that it has stood there for 150 years! The new owner has taken out most of the beautiful old trees, as he is going to farm all the way to the ditch along the road in front of the property. Times are a'changing. It will be surreal to see nothing but crops (and a few outbuildings that are being left) where the old Homestead stood.
Little Ma is finally feeling much better, and got to go to church this past Sunday. She has lost so much weight, that Nina took her shopping and Little Ma had to buy several new pieces of clothing, since nothing she has was fitting. She's now down to a Size 2-4. I don't think I was ever a 2-4 - - - well, maybe when I WAS 2 or 4 years of age!
Betty C asked me if I was having any problems with cataracts, since her friend, Dorothy, who has gone through all this breast cancer stuff already, is now having problems with her eyes. That is something I need to check on. I already had Lasik surgery done twice, and then had it touched up again when I had cataract surgery, but I notice when I shut my left eye, I can see clearer and when I open the left eye, it makes reading more difficult, because that eye is really blurry. I'll get that checked, Bet. Thanks.
My hair is coming in REALLY thick, but REALLY salt-and-pepper. Gee, ToTo, I'm not a blonde anymore. It is still short, but sis Sandy says hair usually only grows 1/4 inch per month, so it will take some time. Whatever. At least, now, I DO have time. :)
GOD BLESS YOU ALL