Monday, April 19, 2021

April 19, 2021 Monday--1:30pm

 Good afternoon!

Was a busy week for me while running on low spoons--LOL!  

Monday Leah dropped off Cashwise groceries. 

Tuesday Leah got her second shot.  She just had one crummy day and then was fine--like Dagan reacted.  Nice! 

Wednesday I went over to watch the boys while Dagan and Leah dropped off the Leaf because it wasn't holding a charge...and had just been serviced and gotten a new battery!

Thursday was the dentist.  He really is such a nice guy and it went better than I could have ever expected.  No cavities.  Teeth cleaner than he expected after 3 1/2 years.  He fixed the tooth without even using novocaine and all I needed to do was make an appointment for a cleaning--whew!  Happy dance!

Afterwards Leah brought me over to the walk-in clinic so I could get my ears cleaned.  I have never had that done in all my 70 years and thought it might be why I am having more trouble hearing.  Nope.  Both clean as can be.  Just losing my hearing...which runs in the family, so no surprise.  Now I know for sure.

Friday I went over to watch the boys again while they picked up the Leaf.  Turned out it was a bad brand new battery!  Under warranty, so that was cool!  Dagan is all vaccinated so he plans to start going back to the office this week.

I kind of hit a wall by Friday.  Got home and slept from 7:30-11pm.  Slept a lot all weekend.

Sunday I had planned to go over for my usual weekend visit but I was really dragging...so they all came over here for a short visit!!  

Liam probably doesn't remember being here at all, but he was very excited to see Gramma's place.  So nice that I am accepted into his family now and get enthusiastic hugs and all the trimmings.  ;)

Ian remembered the gate-fold table right away.  He remembered how it opened and immediately wanted to sit down and do an art project.  He didn't remember where his bookcase was, but he automatically equated being here with doing art stuff--LOL!  (That definitely pleased Gramma, of course.)  Ian did cut up some cardboard while he was here.

Been going on a year and a half since Ian's been here and probably longer for Liam.  Goodness!  That's a really long time for little ones to remember.

They found the 3M box with Mom's jewelry.  (My brother worked at 3M till he retired.)  They were fascinated by all those clunky necklaces.  Liam took one home and Ian took two (one made a good crown).  Ian is looking forward to Gramma Days again once school is out.  (Me, too!)

We have had snow off and on.


Early in the week we had sloppy snow that dripped down from the balcony above and splattered the seed all over the place.  Not that the birds mind.
My big project for the week was cutting the four reams of paper in half.
Most of it fit in these two IKEA boxes.  Some more went in another box I forgot to get a picture of...
...no--there's the flowered box in this next picture--duh!  Can you tell I am still spacy tired!  More went in there, too.  The stack there on the desk is some of each kind of the new reams...the rest of the old ones are on the top.  I keep that stack up on a desk shelf and refill from the boxes as needed.
I did remember to take a few pictures of the boys while I was watching them this week.  Mostly Ian... 
...as Liam was mostly a blur that day--LOL!
Ian wanted to show everybody his new bottom teeth.
I like the candid moments the best.
Here Ian was doing some kind of a sign...
...which he explained to me but Gramma has totally forgotten what it was--LOL!
Liam wanted to show me a sign, too.  :)
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Earlier in the day on Sunday it had snowed for a while.  I caught a video.  Beautiful!  I do so love big flaky snow.  :)
I hope the video works as it was added a new way I'm not used to.

So anyways, it was a busy week.  Tired, but got to spend extra time with McFamily, got the worst part of the dentist checked off my list, ears checked, managed to get laundry done over a few days, and I got the big project done with all that paper cutting.  Doing a little at a time works for me.  :)

The awful-for-me news this week was that Blogger is going to quit having the follow-by-email.  That is the only way I follow all of you!  I had so many issues with blogger deleting all or part of my "follow" blogs years ago that I switched over to the following-by-email.  Now they want to take that away from me, too.  

I suspected something was up because I have also not gotten my email notifications for your comments for months--the way I responded to each of your comments for years.  Now I won't even know if you have posted, either!  awk!  

So I have to find another way to follow your blogs.  I am thinking I will bookmark each one...and only have till July to do this.  (I'll have Leah show me how when she comes for Craft Nite on Thursday.)  But then I should be out of the reach of Google randomly deciding to quit servicing my needs, right?  You'd just be bookmarked on my laptop...until the laptop dies...or Google decides it is dumping Blogger altogether...

Technology!  
Love it and hate it. 

Today...37 degrees, sunny, and low of 22 tonight.  Wasn't it just 70 degrees?  LOL!  

My other big project for today (besides blogging) is to make cat food up for Annie.  I've been working up to it for three days...so no more procrastinating.  

After a little break, of course.  

I hope you have a wonderful week.  Till next time!  :)
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"We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations."
Charles R. Swindoll