Friday, February 05, 2016
We had a dusting of snow.
It's sunny and 26 degrees (feels like 16, it says-but I am not venturing forth today).
I didn't make the grocery trip on Wednesday. Was hobbly stiff and too sore to do all the walking. But I woke up feeling better yesterday and off we went to Cashwise after Ian had his nap. I only remembered to take a couple pictures because of this shocking and puzzling sight! Those are library books in that vending machine! I never knew there was such a thing! Blew my mind!
I assume you must have to use your library card somehow. We didn't look closely enough to figure it out--but has anyone else seen library book vending machines?
Then off we went into the new Cashwise store that is really close to me and where Caroline shops for me, too.
It was an adventure--for me, anyways--lol! This new store has so much in bulk items that it boggled my mind! Everything from flour and spices to beans and nuts. Awesome!! And they had a sale on boxes of pasta--10 for $10--so I stocked up.
My leg didn't go numb (sciatica) until the last ten minutes, so that was really good. Ian is such a character. A wonderful afternoon. Such good company--and I learned a lot about what is available at the store for future ordering. Whoohoo!
When we were checking out I was surprised by an older lady who lived down the hall from me at West Winds! She asked how Karma was and if I liked the new place. I must have told her half a dozen times how much I absolutely love it here. Felt kind of guilty as she told me about the annual lakes of water in the yard and all the soggy dog poop, etc. I wish I could rescue the few older people that are still in the building. I am so very blessed and grateful for Dagan and Leah helping me to move away from there!
I DO NOT MISS IT.
Anyways, was such a nice trip out and about. When we got to my apartments we stopped off at the garage. I have my big white cart in the garage I use (well, Caroline uses) to haul groceries. We picked that up and Leah held it out the window as we drove to the parking spot. We did this last time, too. I don't know why that cracks me up so much, but it does. I could walk it over there, but I am quite limpy by the time we are done so ever-thoughtful Leah comes up with practical solutions--LOL!
Then the cart gets loaded up, I say goodbye to Ian (who has been not wanting me to leave lately because he thinks he's coming to visit at Gramma's house), give his concerned little protesting face a kiss, and wave as I pull the cart into the apartment. (I'm so glad Ian likes to come over to Gramma's new place...well, so do Dagan and Leah.)
I put away everything (afraid to stop moving) before I collapsed for the evening. Ate bananas and roasted almonds for dinner--ROFL! Hobbling but happy today. (And I will be so glad when Caroline will be back to doing this for me in March--LOL!)
I also signed up for A Month Of Letters--as you can see on the side of my blog. Same basic idea as InCoWriMo but they actually have a badge and a sign-up spot (so I might even get letters from strangers--who knows?) But since I have still been pretty useless for much else and hand writing is something I can usually manage to some degree even when I feel pretty awful because I have a comfy chair and a pillow/lap-desk setup...I figured I'd give it a go. So far have sent seven letters or cards so I am doing okay.
This is the usual morning routine. I check emails, read blog posts, and watch a few videos (mostly crafts, art, and planner videos)...
...while Karma settles in after her special canned treat to snooze in the chair next to me.
And--I have to tell you that I am both annoyed and delighted that all Karma's refusing to eat and worrying me so much may have been, as a couple of you said, just Karma being Karma. She has apparently changed her mysterious mind once again. Several years ago she refused to eat anything but pate canned food. If it had any lumps whatsoever in it she wouldn't touch it or only lick off a little bit of the gravy. Apparently she has now decided she is bored with pate. In fact, with this new chunky Fancy Feast with gravy, she has been asking for an extra helping of the canned food! Instead of in the morning and around dinnertime she is also begging for a late night snack! Good Lord! Do you ever want to wring someone's neck and hug them at the same time?!
(The vets wanted her to eat more canned food after she had that awful UTI--so that's when we went to twice a day instead of just mornings.)
Am going to hobble over to my chair now and work on letters...probably all weekend! I have my faithful communicators, some people I haven't written to for quite a long time, and recently some brand new ones, too. Nice! :) I'm so glad there are people who still enjoy some vintage social media!!
Am feeling so contented to be right where I am right this very moment.
Have a great weekend!
Love and hugs!! :)
"The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet."