View From My Window

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 — Some days you just have to stop and laugh out loud. Woke around 6 a.m. and debated on getting up — had the alarm set for 7 so figured another hour in bed wouldn’t hurt. Finally, at 6:30 a.m. I could stand it no longer and got up, shut the alarm off (thank you to my niece Jeanette for the Echo Show–it’s wonderful!) and grabbed a fresh towel and headed for the shower.

Shower done, hair done, dressed and ready to go and it’s only 7:10 A.M. Okaay… LOL Coffee, pills (skipping the water pill because I don’t want to be caught in traffic and have to go), sit down to do a few e-mails and jigsaw puzzles online, and finally, it’s 8:39 and I feel it’s time to go. I went in to wake Robert and he was up, dressed and on his way out of the bedroom. I told him I’d be fine and would be back later in the day. And off I went.

They dilated my eyes twice (aack… yes, it still stings every time they put those drops in that are supposed to numb the eyeball). Finally, 3 sets of drops later, I’m released from the chair and told to go back out to the waiting room and they’ll call me back in to see the dr. They call me in a short time later and the dr. shines this light in my eyes and says my eyes aren’t very dilated. Hmmm… looks like they’ll have to do me again! I should have taken this as a sign… LOL Anyway, eyes dilated a second time and I’m called back from the waiting room and the dr. is finally able to declare that yes, there is a small spot on the back of the right eye (nothing on the left) and it’s nothing to worry about; probably due to high blood pressure some time ago. Told me if there was any problem in the future to give a call. I thanked him and said I would.

Off to Costco to get our supply of K-cups. The Kirkland Breakfast Blend is one we’re absolutely hooked on. I pick up two boxes of 120 cups and in the basket they go. A short while later, I’m satisfied with my purchases and head for the register. When I get there, there’s this little yellow guy laying face down next to the window where you slide you card. I reach in and pick it up, thinking about the article I’d read just this morning about how stuffed animals are good for people with dementia because they’re calming. A bit pricey, but the money goes to kids, so what the hey. The cashier then holds up the stuffed guy and shaking it in the air, calls out to the other cashiers and she’s one happy camper! I laugh and ask if she’s in a contest and she says Yes and pumps the air! ROFL … ah me… some times it just doesn’t take much to make someone happy. Which makes me think of the young man who was panhandling INSIDE the Albertson’s grocery store yesterday. Clean cut, very polite, but was asking me for $1. I handed him $2 and told him to take care and blessings to him. He wished me and my family blessings. As I said, sometimes it doesn’t take much to make someone happy.

Learned that my niece’s younger sister has tested positive for COVID. :/ Worried about her… She’s in Texas, same town as my younger sister and she’s a beautician, so if she has to take off for a week, she’ll be out the income.

I decided to do a bit of sewing a while ago. I have the first row done on the quilt I’m making and when I sewed another two blocks together I didn’t like the sound of the machine so decided it needed a new needle. Found the container of needles, selected the right one and then looked for my gadget that holds the needle up into the machine so you can turn the screw and tighten it into place. Not to be found. Looked high and low. Nada and I only have the one. Went back and looked in my ‘bin’ again and voila! There it was. Got the needle in and got it threaded and was set to go. Got up to spray the strip and press it when the sprayer with my “Best Press” spray quit on me. Not to be outfoxed, I searched the house for an empty spray bottle. Transferred the liquid into the bottle and was ready to go once more. Then I went to the cutting desk to trim the second row before sewing it to the first row. And my cutter fell apart in my hand. Arrrrgh. LOL here… At that point, I gave in and told Robert, “Taking a break here, boss! (ala Paul Newman in “Cool Hand Luke“). Was laughing at this point so decided to sit down, write and listen to music!

Be safe, be well, and please be sure to tell those you love that you love them.

About tehachap

Happily married and retired, my hobbies are quilting, reading and anything to do with trains (watching, photographing and running them in our G scale garden railroad). My husband and I have truly enjoyed our retirement, 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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6 Responses to View From My Window

  1. dkzody says:

    I love your smiley face stuffie. It will make you smile every time you see it.

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    • tehachap says:

      I wouldn’t have bought it if I hadn’t seen the article about stuffed animals calming people with dementia. I thought my husband would bark at me for wasting money, but nope. He took it out of the cellophane bag and promptly put it on display…after stroking it a couple of times! LOL

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      • dkzody says:

        I have a whole set of dolls that go with some of the books I read, about 7, and I love to put them on display every so often because they make me smile. Right now I have a Frida Kahlo crocheted doll on display that I bought at a fair trade store here in town.


  2. catkiz says:

    A positive outlook sure puts a great spin on the day! Good on you!

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  3. 67andgood says:

    What a day you had but laughing at the end of it is a great way to handle it.


  4. Joanne Noragon says:

    The only good thing about the day was waking up early!
    If you ever lose the needle holder upper gain, put a straight pin in the needle eye and use the pin to hold the needle up while you tighten.

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