Posted in Ramblings

New Blog Site Back to Free

I went back to a free blog. Of course, with everything going on, must save where we can. I’m sure hubby would still pay but things are just going up too much. I like to save especially since I can’t do my previous job without both typing hands. Sad face. Like that job working at home, just working is enough for me.

Some day.

I like changing blog designs like I move my rooms around. 🙂

The stroke limits everything.

I am finding out free works better with editing the blogs for me. Maybe I didn’t understand the paid stuff, who knows. Seems faster also.

Well, have a great weekend and Happy Veterans Day to everyone!

Posted in JC Home, Things I like

Rearranging The Book Library AGAIN

My bookshelves have been moved so many times. But I do believe this is the last time. I like it here and I’m going to add more shelves and make it be a library. The shelves don’t match but I will use what I have. It was too dark in the corner and little space. I have lots of Harlequin novels yet to move. The daughter helped with this. I’ll show when I have it done. Hopefully in a few weeks.

Hubby getting tired of constructing for me. Don’t blame him, lol.

I brought my TBR books downstairs in my big bag. Only have what I am reading in the bedroom. Cleaning and organizing. At least that part of me is coming back just have to have help. Hubby, daughter, and Jessup usually help, if I can talk them into it. 🙂 It’s also a workout for my right stroke arm and walking.

Also, will have this room as exercising. There is already an arm and leg machine. I use it some. Once I get fully back to mostly normal move the treadmill will be back down there and my elliptical machine. I’m the only one that really uses the basement anymore. My two cats are down there, making some fun climbing stuff for them. 🙂

What I had in my hometown house, puzzle house as I like to call it.

We are going to remove them and recycle them somewhere for something. He did a great job on them, good wood.

A little clearer. Jessup is now 21! Boy time flies.

This was my holder of books, got hubby and Jessup to take it off the wall and bring it to the ‘library’ to be used. I don’t know how yet. I do have more books to put back on it. Thinking?

I have all my college books on here, old desk. Thinking of getting rid of it. It was hubby’s when we met so lots of use. Thinking?

Can’t wait to get it out of our room, means I’m all better. 🙂 But I will keep using it.

I can’t wait to get it out of the living room, though hubby might argue about this one. lol

Our making of the basement. We take a while, mostly money and time. 🙂

The cubby hole, old office, the making of it. Those are the daughter’s cats when she lived here. My old lounge chair, miss it, cats peed on it. Sad face. Can see my shelves have been every part of this basement. lol

interior of room with bookshelves
Photo by Max Vakhtbovych on Pexels.com

This would be cool to have. ? All shelves. Can dream.

Posted in Art Projects, Things I like

Day of Organizing

It’s a start. Someday we are going to buy a whole closet organizer, probably from Menards. Right now, these were cheap and easy for me to do. Will need more. 😉

Got rid of one bag, stuff I like but never wear. Yes, I finally got rid of. One thing the stroke has taught me, downsize. I would feel terrible about leaving a mess for hubby and the kids.
I also emptied totes and old albums falling apart into easy to find photo holders. I have a lot of pictures never put into albums. Glad for digital. Less clutter. Color is good. I have clear ones too.

I’m glad I can move enough to finally organize. Still tiring and difficult but a start. Keeps me busy and practice for using the right stroke hand.

Not as full but have more pictures in the basement to bring up and put in this.

Almost full. 🙂 Feels good to get organized. A load off my mind. I think the stroke also helped me to not procrastinate, tired but hopefully in time that will change also. I feel in my 80s right now, I aim to get to my young 50s. 🙂
Posted in Family, JC Home

Decorating

Very little. Just not into it anymore. Maybe give my decorations to the daughter. ?

I need to get rid of stuff. Too much stuff.

I liked it in my younger days, but my older age is no more.

I wish the color would show up in sharing, oh well.

Happy first day to Halloween! We have the granddaughter for the weekend, love her but I am tired for all weekends. Hopefully next summer I will be back to my old self again. Hope.

Have a great weekend!

Posted in Ramblings

Thinking of East Coast Hurricane

I hope they make it safely and no cost.

Wishful thinking but it is a good thinking.

Why I have no desire to be out on coast. I will stay to my middle America. Hopefully the kids will be safe and all other family and friends and well just everybody.

Of course, our rough season is usually the spring. I’ve been lucky to only have minor damage.

Thinking of you all!

Posted in Family

Exercise or Just Relaxing

I ordered this off of Amazon to do floor exercises. It will also be a twin bed cover on our downstairs twin bed. We had to throw away the top mattress because cats peed on it. I was determined to get the smell out but hubby won to throw it away. I give in a lot post stroke time. lol So it is killing two birds with one stone, two functions so it saved us money. 🙂

It’s comfy. It does lay out flat and still comfy.

I want to get my arms and wrists flexible. It’s like being 90 years old when getting up. Really sucks. Nothing like going from 40s to 90s in warp speed.

I want to get into learning yoga. I feel it is a super soft yoga mat too. 🙂

One thing my butt has changed to being boney from being fat and cushy.

It definitely has been big changes in my life, I don’t wish it on anyone. Hopefully people will learn to take care of themselves from my experience. I’m lucky I have a wonderful hubby and great kids helping. My daughter and I have grown closer thru this.

Posted in Family, JC Home

picture purfect

She had to pose to send to her mom. lol

She loves to take pictures. Going to miss having her here every day but glad her mom will have her. I need my body back to handle her. lol I wish I could drive and take her places, like the park. We were at the store, and she was being nice and holding my hand, but would walk into me. lol Really doesn’t work well holding my right hand, stroke hand, getting better but my balance is still off. I wonder if this is how it is when we are kids learning to walk. lol

I miss driving, almost 2 years since I drove. Miss my independence. It is nice my hubby and kids help me but I was very independent before. I hope someday again. I do adjust but gets me sad.

Posted in JC Home

Some Are Blooming

close up photography of zinnia flowers
Photo by Swapnil Chakraborty on Pexels.com

Zinnias are blooming, and by mistake. lol

We put some in pots to get them to bloom. 🙂 Slowly

I forget, but one planter tipped over and that’s how we got the zinnias growing in the rocks. No other has bloomed, some the green leaves are there but no blooms.

We replanted the zinnias in separate pots, and they are slowly blooming on the back deck.

I think next year, cleaning up the rocks and plant there.

Posted in Family

Granddaughter

We have been watching the granddaughter since mid-August because mommy is doing the army thing. It’s been fun but also tiring. I’ll miss her but be glad to get back to being grandparents and seeing her on an occasional weekend. I will really like seeing the daughter again and being able to text her. She is my bestest friend as her daughter likes to say. lol

I see why grandparents are not parents, couldn’t keep up with youngsters. I should have taken better care of myself. Listen young people so you will have better older years. 🙂

We made many fort blankets. Loved doing those as a kid.

She doesn’t eat well, so it was a challenge every day. She got fed interesting meals. Can’t wait till she is older. Her mom was a picky eater but a better eater and now she loves vegetables that I don’t. That makes me happy.

She does have quite the imagination and loves to sing her own lyrics.

We did the best we could to teach her to pick up. She has the bad habit of leaving a mess and I will be glad to have the house back to normal. Only picking up after hubby. lol

We didn’t do anything special since hubby works and I’m still recovering from my stroke. Still tired from that. Maybe next summer, I hope, but not four weeks straight. 🙂

outside fun
such a big helper
fort
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