Saturday, April 25, 2020

ISOLATION Ain't for the Faint of Heart

This is sooooooooooooooo me right now!!!!
*Hair is impossible
*Feeling fat but not sassy
*Looking for my next sugar fix

My ISOLATION SELF is not a pretty sight…and don’t even begin to ask me about my ISOLATION BRAIN!!!

Hope all is well in your neck of the woods.  We are hanging in there but my rope is getting really frazzled!!!  

Gotta remember this one:

                 Hope you are hanging in there!  
Love & hugs!

Sunday, April 12, 2020


I was browsing around looking for some new blogs to read and I came across one that evidently just asks questions!  Not sure I quite understood but it did give me the idea for this post. (Hope the writer doesn't mind me "borrowing" these questions.) My blog is partly a personal journal and a place for me to preserve some of my thoughts and feelings.  During this TERRIBLE time I think it might do us all good to do some reflecting.  Through reflection we can learn and grow; through reflection we can gain insight into our souls and discover thoughts and feelings we never realized we had.

1 – What is something you are doing due to the pandemic that you normally don’t do? After the pandemic will you continue to do this?

I really can’t think of anything that I’m doing that I don’t normally do.  I have about exhausted any projects I can do right now.  I’ve cleaned, organized, and done yard work until there’s no more to do!!!  I have been reading more and doing lots of crossword puzzles, but I’m about tired of those.  I WANT TO GO OUT AND SEE THE WORLD!!!!

2 - What made you happy, sad, or frustrated today? List, all big and/or small, as there may be some of one or all of these feelings!

Since I’m writing this on Easter Sunday, something that made me VERY SAD is that I didn’t get to attend church  Talked to my 91 yr. old mother today and she and I agreed that we didn’t think in our entire lives we had ever missed church on Easter.

Something that made me happy was that my son, DIL, and two grands came for Easter lunch.  I know we probably should be social distancing from each other and we mostly are, but it’s a decision we’ve made and hopefully we won’t regret it.  As usual, I hid eggs for the GRANDS to find…now that they are older (17 & 13) the eggs are filled with $$$$ instead of candy.  Even the 17 yr. old loves it๐Ÿ˜Š 
I have really felt sadder and more frustrated today than I have so far.  Hoping tomorrow will be a better day.

3- What is one of the first things you will do when the pandemic is over?
GET MY HAIR CUT AND COLORED!!!!!  Finally did order some “Root Spray” but it doesn’t get all those little grays!!!

4 – Are you an essential employee or do you know someone who is? Is this affecting you in some way? 

No, I’m retired and so is hubby.  However, my sister is a nurse in a relatively large hospital.  Please send up a prayer for her…her name is Wanda.  My son is in banking and DIL works at City Hall so they are working but social distancing as much as possible.  I worry about all of them.

5 – What are you doing to destress during this stressful time?

Evidently not enough!!!!    

I guess the one thing I am doing is PRAYING…a lot!!!

6 – Have you tried any new recipes during this time? Please share your recipe if you want to.

I’ve been meaning to do this but haven’t yet.  It will mean more grocery shopping and I’m trying to do that as little as possible.  We are eating out of the freezer and pantry.  Unfortunately, I am eating TOO MUCH.  When I get bored, I eat...and eat...and eat!

7- Where is the last place you visited on-line?

FACEBOOK.  At least it helps me stay connected to the outside world!!!

9- What is one thing you wish you had bought before the quarantine?

I wish so much I had a big jigsaw puzzle.  Sure would help with the boredom and monotony.    (Oh, and....chocolate...lots of chocolate!)

10- What fear/fears do you have for once the whole virus situation is over?

I try not to think about this too much, but of course I am concerned for our economy.  I pray for those who are being affected financially.  I also am concerned for our school children.  Even though studies continue at home, it’s not the same as being with their teachers.  A lot will be lost that I’m not sure all the children can regain.  As a retired teacher, I know that there are children at home who have no one to really help or encourage them. I am reading a lot about how there will be many with mental/emotional problems as a result of all the isolation.  But I know God is in control, and I can take all my fears to Him.

11-What are some positive things you hope will come out of all this?

My hope and my prayer is that we will become a kinder and gentler world.  I hope that we will all realize just how much we have to be grateful for and that we lift our hearts in praise to God for all He has given us.  I would love for our government officials to find a way to work together instead of always seeming to fight and work against each other.  I pray that those who have never accepted Christ as their Savior will realize that He is real and that He wants to be a part of their lives.  I hope that our economy will once again strengthen and that we will learn not to have to depend on other countries for our drugs and other necessities.  I hope that we can all learn valuable lessons and go forward doing our BEST to make the world a better place.  I have HOPE.

If you have the time, I would love for you to choose at least one question and share your answer.  I NEED SOMETHING NEW TO READ!!!

Love & Hugs!

Friday, April 10, 2020


Once again I am behind in writing my blog and in reading others.  You would think will all this isolation I would have been an avid blogger!!!! My only excuse is that my brain has either been pre-occupied with trying to stay sane or I just haven’t had anything to write about!  I still don’t have anything glorious, funny, or possibly even interesting to entertain you with, but here’s what I got….


And what a strange Easter it will be.  In fact I think this will be the first Easter in my entire life that I won’t be in church on Easter Sunday….and that makes me very sad.  (We will be listening to my fabulous preacher on the radio though.)  And I will be having my son, DIL, grandson and granddaughter for Easter dinner.  We are not sheltering from each other totally, although we are all sheltering as much as possible in our own homes…or wearing masks for work, etc.

The menu will consist of:  Chicken Pie, Sweet Potato Casserole, Peas, Deviled Eggs, Chicken Fingers for the kids, and Strawberry Shortcake with homemade Pound Cake.  It will be such a blessing (even more so this year) to sit around the table, hold hands, and hear my husband say grace.  My husband and I always hold hands when we bless our food, but it’s so much extra special when the whole family is involved.

My 13 (almost 14) yr. old granddaughter has once again requested an Egg Hunt, but instead of candy there will be $$$$$.  Even her 16 yr. old brother will get into that!!!!               By the way, this is what he's getting in his Easter basket...he loves craves these things!!!

I always looked forward to Easter Sunday when I was growing up.  Not only did I get a basketful of treats, but I also got a brand new dress for church and most of the time a new hat to match๐Ÿ˜Š  My Mama made every Easter dress I ever wore….even into high school.  And we always wore white gloves and as a little girl I wore those little white socks with lace around them and either new black or white patent leather shoes.  I felt sooooo pretty๐Ÿ˜Š

This Easter my church will be empty without my church family,but I recently saw something that said it’s OK because the tomb was empty too.  I am so blessed that my mother took me to church from the time I was an infant (yet my father never darkened the door of the church that I ever knew of), and when I was 9 years old I boldly walked to the front of my little church and told my preacher I wanted to accept Christ as my Savior.  I was able to do that because Christ was willing to die for me and for my sins and then rise from the dead, leaving the empty tomb behind. 

One of my hopes is that some good things will come out of this virus pandemic situation…and I do believe there will be some good.  But the best possible thing that could come out of it is that more people will come to realize that GOD IS REAL and that He wants to be their Savior.  My Sunday School class has been praying for a friend of a friend who has been an atheist.  However, he is now asking for prayer due to having the corona virus.  Praise God! 

I hope all of you reading this are well and that you are 

wearing your masks

washing your hands...

using your hand sanitizer...

sheltering in place as much as possible...

and using supplies wisely…teehee!

 Let’s kick this virus’ butt right out the door!  I’m ready to get back to NORMAL…well, that is if I ever was normal…LOL!!!

                            I  sure  miss  hugging!!!!