Wednesday, March 25, 2020

OUR NEW REALITY



Let's flatten that curve 
so we can stop the spread
 of this virus.

Do NOT expose others to germs
if you have a cough or the sniffles. 



NOW is a good opportunity to catch up 
with friends and family.


If you have to go out
go the grocery store
or anywhere the state says you
are permited.


VIRTUAL ONES ARE BEST



Don't let the little things
rile you up





Take time to sit down and relax
for a few minutes each day



And remember, as my mother-in-law
 used to say,
"THIS TOO SHALL PASS"


Thursday, March 19, 2020

SPRING HAS SPRUNG




 IT IS HERE, AT LONG LAST.

FIND SOLACE IN YOUR HOME AND FAMILY
DURING THESE TRYING TIMES. 

KEEP CALM 


TAKE A BREATH OF FRESH AIR
AND REMEMBER WHAT IS  REALLY IMPORTANT

PS) In the big scheme of things, it isn't toilet paper. 

Friday, March 13, 2020

A Public Service Announcement From Me To You






WE'RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER
Social Distancing is the key to prevent
this virus from spreading.



Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Binge Watching The History Channel


It was a day to sit back, relax, and not do anything stressful. I got myself a nice big mug of ice water with a lemon slice and hunkered down on the sofa to binge watch a show from the History Channel called Ancient Aliens. I had taped 14 episodes. Each was an hour long. So I dug in. This series appeals to me because the premise is... that astronauts from somewhere outside our solar system visited Earth and our ancestors, centuries ago. Civilizations around the globe, including Native American people and Egyptians, all have oral and written histories that talk about the Star People who created and visited them, imparting knowledge and wisdom about math, science, astronomy, architecture, etc. Once upon a time, I intended to travel the world, as an archeologist, and uncover such mysteries of the past. But my life didn’t go as planned and those dreams fell by the wayside. However, as a little girl, I saw a UFO with my parents along a dark country road. It left an impression I will never forget. For years, I’ve strongly believed that misunderstood technology, explains a lot of things our ancestors saw as miraculous. As our country gets ready to put men and women on the planet Mars... earthlings become the extraterrestrials. So is it... that inconceivable... that astronauts from other star systems, once stopped here, to explore our planet during the Earth’s infancy? 






Friday, March 6, 2020

SPRING AND FRESH FRUIT


Was excited to get out and about.Weather warmed up to 50 degrees. Got me in the mood for spring and some fresh fruit. I don’t get near enough in my diet during the winter months because the cost is prohibitive. But the truth is… I absolutely love fruit. Mangos, berries, watermelon…  you name it,  I probably like it. Everything except kiwi and honeydew melon. For some reason they don’t sit well with me. Don’t know why? Anyway, I was thrilled to catch a big sale on raspberries and blackberries, at the supermarket. Cartons were 5 for $5 or $1 a piece. I got ten. Well worth the price, in my humble opinion. I will eat a ramekin full, for breakfast every morning with my cauliflower. The perfect way to start the day. Do you love fresh fruit? Or hate it? My husband refuses to eat it under any circumstances.



Sunday, March 1, 2020

ABSENTMINDED OR SOMETHING ELSE?



My husband eats soup more than a couple times a week.  I’m not particularly fond of soup. I like New England Clam Chowder, Manhattan Clam Chowder, Tomato soup doctored up with parmesan cheese and pesto, French Onion soup, Chicken Lemon soup, and Chicken Gnocchi. That’s it. For the past couple weeks something’s been working on us. The week before last it finally hit us. We were sick. Fevers with chills. So we drank lots of fluids , took plenty of vitamin C, and you guessed  it, ate soup.  During this time I had an incident at the dinner table, that .frightened me on the one hand, and made me smile on the other.  Here goes. I had in front of me, my bowl of Chicken Gnocchi soup, and a container of Raspberry yogurt. I was alternating from one to the other. Then between bites, I found myself blowing on the spoonful of soup, with every mouthful, because it was steaming hot. The yogurt obviously was not. However,  at one point, while talking to my husband, I found myself  blowing on my spoon and thought, ‘oh no’ when I suddenly realized I was actually blowing on the cold yogurt and not the soup. I instantly felt stupid. How could I make such an obvious mistake?  Was I getting Alzheimer’s or dementia? My husband looked over at me and I told him what happened. He burst out laughing. We have so little to laugh about these days, and it was rare to see him so jovial. And before I could help myself, I too was laughing. We both had tears rolling down our cheeks. Probably not all that funny to you. But to us, it gave levity to the moment, and having to deal with all our health problems. Unfortunately it also got me thinking about growing older and wondering what other absentminded things I might do, as time wears on? Perhaps I’m reading too much into this? Maybe I was simply trying to multi-task and the situation got out of hand? On the other hand, confusing yogurt and soup is not an ordinary occurrence. Should I be worried? Is this part of a bigger cause and effect? Or has something like this, ever happened to you?



Wednesday, February 26, 2020

THE WAY IT USED TO BE


This made me smile.
Hope it makes you smile too.