NAJOWRIMO — Day 9: January 9, 2016


IMG_3742It’s Saturday and we have nothing planned for the day. I think I’m going to spend the day reading–and archiving some of the books on my Kindle so it’s a bit more responsive. But for now, I’ll put down a few words for the NAJOWRIMO.

I have several thoughts rolling around in my head this morning. The one that’s uppermost in my mind is a diet plan I used to have that came from the American Diabetes Association (ADA). I inherited it from my maternal Aunt Dot, who was diabetic. It was an excellent plan and I used to follow it whenever I wanted to lose a few pounds. (Nevermind that I always put those pounds back on plus a few. Eventually, I gave up dieting, figuring that it was more harmful to my body than the extra weight.) Back to the diet pamphlet, I thought it was still in my cookbook collection, but a search this morning came up empty. All it did was make me realize I had too many cookbooks and that I needed to sell off a bunch of them. I enjoy looking through them from time to time, when I’m looking for a new dish to make, but for the most part they sit on the shelves collecting dust. I ought to have a garage sale–even though Robert doesn’t care for them, they help clear out the clutter.

Back to the diabetes diet plan — I even went to the ADA web site, looking for a mention of the pamphlet, but no luck. Since Robert has had such a time with keeping his blood sugar numbers regular, I’ve become more diligent in what I prepare for him to eat. It would be far easier on me to have a diet that’s all laid out so all I had to do was pick a day and follow the choices for that day. Or, mix and match the meals throughout the week. <sigh> I’ll have to go to the library and see what they have for Diabetic diet books.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, this morning I tried to take photos of a really neat train that was coming up the valley and my camera kept shutting off. I changed out the batteries and then I couldn’t get the camera to turn on; then once I got it on, I couldn’t get it to turn off. It’s really acting up today. I know it’s life is coming to an end, and I know I didn’t want this camera in the beginning when Robert got HIS new camera, but I’ve grown accustomed to it and I like it. Read that as “I know how to operate it.” That’s a big thing with owning a camera or anything mechanical–the learning curve for a new one is always a period of frustration for people like myself who are not mechanically inclined. Plus, a decent camera will set you back a couple hundred dollars these days. And I’m a cheapskate at heart — I’m not comfortable spending a lot of money on myself. If Robert buys himself a new camera, I can take his old one, which is far newer than what I have. But I don’t like his camera — even more than I didn’t care for the one he passed to me when he bought his present new camera. Such a dilemma. LOL How blessed can one person be if all they have to worry about is replacing their camera? I’ll have to do some research on it, that’s for sure.

Nothing else to report for today so I’ll close this with my usual advice: Be safe, be well, and please be happy. Be sure to tell those you love that you love them. Each and every day… and if you happen to have a digital camera that you really like, that’s easy to use, please leave a comment for me and let me know what brand/model it is. Thanks!



About tehachap

The easiest way to define myself is as a very happily married woman with two sons and two grandsons. My hobbies include reading, writing, sewing, trains (watching, photographing and running them in G scale), and travel. My husband and I are retired and we spend our winters in Arizona. I used to own a secretarial and desktop publishing business, but closed it when my husband retired in 1999. We have truly enjoyed our retirement years, and have fulfilled one of our primary goals in life and that is to own a home overlooking train tracks so we can watch trains 24/7. We are sincerely blessed in this life.
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3 Responses to NAJOWRIMO — Day 9: January 9, 2016

  1. Ole Phat Stu says:

    I use a Lumix TZ61.
    Point and shoot if I put it on automatic.
    Upto 30 zimes, OPTICAL zoom.
    Optical stabiliser.
    Makes movies too in full HD.
    Costs about 230 Euros here.


  2. mageb says:

    Yes, library. See if their catalog is on line.
    Camera: Cannon AS650. A comparable one would be about 600 bucks. Take this one you like to a camera repair shop. I take mine in every time it get’s crotchety. The two things you can’t skimp on are fabrics and a good camera.


    • tehachap says:

      I’ve called a couple of camera shops and they said my camera was too old to be repaired–they wouldn’t be able to get parts for it if it needed them. I asked if they could just take it apart and clean it and they said no–buy a new one. ;/ And yes, my library has an online catalog — I order my books that way. Huggers… me


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