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 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...'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... 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.  :)
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...

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 no more procrastinating.  

After a little break, of course.  

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


DVArtist said...

Wow you did have a busy week. The kids are just too darn cute. Glad you can spend time with them. Get some rest. LOL

Far Side of Fifty said...

I use The Old Reader you can follow 99 blogs free. You just have to add the main name of the blog copy and takes a bit to get the blogs in there but if your computer will still be able to get to the blogs via The Old Reader. WE had snow this morning and it melted. Love Liam's sign! Cute boys!! Hope you have more spoons this week!

Deb said...

So glad your family is all vaccinated and that Leah and Dagan had minimal side effects. Liam and Ian are such good looking young men and they are growing up quickly. So glad they got to come to your place for a visit. Hope you have a good week and are feeling better soon. I got your nice newsy letter and will be answering soon. :-)

Village Antiiques Mall said...

Wow - 2 visits to look after your Grandchildren - 1st time I thing !!. And a visit to your home (and boys who were so happy to be there and do their art and sign sharing). Glad the the vaccines are finished in your bubble family. For being so low on spoons you were very busy this week.

Bonnie said...

You have had a busy week! It's good that you had time with the family during the week. I follow blogs through the blogger Reading List. You can list all the ones you follow and then they show up in your Reading List in the order they are published.

We are supposed to have two or three inches of snow tonight and tomorrow. I am so ready for Spring! Take care Rita!

David M. Gascoigne, said...

I think you have inspired me to make an appointment with my dentist to have my teeth cleaned. The last session was before COVID and I haven't really felt comfortable going in. I probably used it as an excuse since I don't relish a trip to the dentist anyway, but it is time! Past the time in fact.

Anvilcloud said...

I follow blogs via the Feedly app. It is a reader program that is often easier on the eyes than the actual blogs. You would have to input the blogs that you want to follow once, but after that it will be smooth sailing. From the app, you can go to the blog easily to post a comment. I have it both on the computer and my ipad.

Divers and Sundry said...

I hear over half of all adults in this country have gotten their first shot. Great start! It's good that you're able to get back together and to have the grands over. Isn't it such a warm feeling to have them excited about the visits! Bird-watching is such a joy :) They're predicting a chance of frost for us here tomorrow night with snow just to our north. Wow!

Juli said...

I have always used the follow button, but I'm terrible at checking my blogger feed, so I have the sidebar on my actual blog It updates each blog as they post, so I don't miss any if I check in every few days. I also can keep people in there (that don't show) so if they suddenly come back to blogging I will see it right away. Good luck!

Janie Junebug said...

I hope everything works out with Blogger. You're not the only one who suspects they'll do away with it. The video is fine. Other people across the country have commented on getting snow. What about school for Ian? Does he still have his classroom at home? Part 3 of the letter is on the way.


Lady Fi said...

Fun shots! Glad to hear you are doing well.

DJan said...

I use The Old Reader to follow blogs. It isn't going anywhere!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

The boys both looked adorable. So glad they were able to visit at your place, even if you didn't feel well.

Lots on your plate this week, Rita. So glad you got a good dental bill of health. Sorry about your ears, though.

I keep people I want to keep up with on my left sidebar. I know when you post something new. I hate e-mail, so the Followers thingy isn't affecting me, but it could be some of my followers. Have a super week, dear.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

As others have commented, Rita, you did have a busy week with lots of family time and medical appointments, despite feeling tired. You managed to get more done than folks who didn't feel that way! I have never used the "follow by email" and like others have a list of blogs on my blog sidebar. It helps me to remember to check in with others. Admittedly, it is hard to do when others post more often, including daily.

Harvest Moon by Hand said...

I hope that Blogger doesn't go away! I'm not thrilled with the changes they are making and the things they are taking away either. The boys took cute photos. You had a busy week!