Today I had my last hair app’t with the girl I have gone to for 12 yrs. She is moving. My first app’t with her was on April 26. And my last app’t with her was on April 26. Cool.
The last few days have just been so upsetting. And I am clueless as to why. Really emotional all day and nite. And my mind just was on overtime. Sort of over now and my general feeling is “I don’t care”. I just don’t. There are just things I am sick of that I cannot change. And there are people I have given up on because they gave up on me. Or just plain gave me up. My family is down to 4-5 cousins , a niece and nephew, and 2 awesome grandsons and a granddaughter. Sometimes I hear from son and his family. I have a good support group of friends, but they cannot cater to me. So I am mostly alone to deal with everything and anything. And today I just don’t care. Tomorrow I may feel different. And I force myself to keep as busy as possible away from here.
Weather is a bit more spring like. Rained last nite and today. Not steady. More coming in the next week. We have gone from being in the Extreme Drought region to the Severe Drought region. I am sure there are people who think the drought is over since it has rained. Well, until our ponds are over flowing and the underground water has been replaced and the rivers are full, no. The drought is not over.
The last couple of weeks has gone from winter to spring to winter to spring. NOW they assure us winter is over. I will believe it when I see it. I love winter but now I am anxious for wildflowers to start blooming.
We had a bad ice storm a week and a half ago. Rain first then ice. No snow here. Made things beautiful but our electricity was off and on for around 24 hours. Here are some photos.
Been a busy week. Still not recovered from the flu. But I am out and about but fade fast late in the day. We had an ice storm and will do a post with just photos of the ice.
I ran errands in Salina and Lindsborg. Even after the ice, the pear trees look lovely. Went to my health food shop and to a Mexican bakery. Mmmm.
I worked last saturday at the Red Barn Studio. All the Christmas stuff is put away and are most of the toys. Fun to see some of the old stuff.
Great clouds today early on. There were showers in the state but did not amount to anything. I hear winter returns midweek.
I just downloaded this and am still learning. Nothing to photograph in the middle of the night here at home, so I went to YouTube. Interesting effects. Will try on clouds, people walking, waves on water.
I had a good start to the week. But on Tuesday I got hit with the grand daddy of all colds. Not good. Here are photos from the beginning of the week.
This is a year of change, starting this month. My acupuncturist quit so I am going to a new on in Salina. First app’t was today. Totally totally different! They first did a scan which was probing different spots on my body. Showed where my energy was flowing. All good but my kidneys. This new doc does not use needles but electrical current. I felt nothing. She gave me a chart of fingers and toes and area to tap on daily. Then she put little balls in different places in my ears. I am to tap on those twice a day. They are working all the time, but by tapping, it gives those areas a boost. And I have some stretches to do for my knee. Interesting. I go in every 2 weeks.
My next change comes in april. My hair stylist is quitting and moving. I am sad. Had her for 12 years. But we have become friends so there are lunches in our future. I have decided to go to the guy whose station is behind her. I know him a little and he loves red hair so all should be good.
Had my hair coloured, etc. yesterday. Nice to be pampered. I really need a massage. Gotta call and make an appointment. Helps with my stress. And feels sooo good.
Supper at Jalisco’s. Went early because I thought Pepe needed me to do something for him. He did but I misunderstood what. So I went early for no reason. But nice to relax and be around friends. I will run his errand tomorrow. No problem. But I did learn 2 new phrases. Todos esta bien. Saludar a Antonio. I hope I can remember them when I go there next time!!!
Went to the historical association this evening. I am on the board so I go early for our meeting. Then we have a program. Tonite were clips from some very old old newspapers, back in the 1800s. Lots of history and memories. Great presentation.
Been celebrating my birthday the last few days. I actually had fun.
Started on friday with lunch at the college caf with Naomi. Good food and great conversation.
Then to Abilene for meds. After going for several years without insurance and never medicine insurance, what a joy to be covered!!! I got 2 scripts that usually come to over $300, I only paid a little over $30. Our country is soo backward. We are the only civilised country without health care for all. And then we wonder why our health care is so crappy compared to other countries.
Friday nite Sally, Paul, Rashea, Chad, and Bill took me to Jalisco’s for supper. And they just HAD to tell them it was my birthday. I HAD to wear a sombrero and they sang to me n spanish. With lots of photos.Was fun!!!
While there Tonio and Ramona’s sons, Tony, posted a new photo of himself. I had to show them. She just beamed. Nice to see. He lives far away. Then they posed for a photo of me to send to him. He wrote something very nice back. I showed them and she glowed. They work at Jalisco’s and Tony used to. Nice friends.
Saturday noon I lunched again with another friend in town. I so enjoy her company. Very fun.
I got several cards and over 60 messages on FaceBook. Amazing. And chatted with several friends.
I worked both days this weekend. Quiet both days. Fun to have my boss in yesterday. Today my grandson came in to see me. Had a nice chat. Having lunch later in the week. And I get to meet his girlfriend and her child. Should be cool.
Weather has warmed up. Chances for rain this week. Believe it when I see it.
I met a friend at Mokas in Salina today. It was amazing!! We sat and chatted for 5 hours!! *5 hours* Yikes!! What we did not talk about!! I shared a few feelings and as a result I have come to some conclusions and decisions about myself. Time to for changes and help. It is a good thing.
While at Mokas, I saw someone I used to work with. We were so close then. I have always missed her. I tried to stay in touch but it did not work. We we had a nice chat. And I gave her my cell number and email. I hope she contacts me. I would love to have her back in my life. We were the 2 redheads in our department!!! What fun we had.
Then my old eye doctor and his wife came in. I miss seeing him! Had a nice visit with them. He is enjoying his retirement. I am glad. She looked great!! Nice lady. Always wished we were closer. Probably too late now. A shame.
Them my cousin came in. Had not seen her in many weeks. We both have been too busy. We had a great visit.
At home it was sunny when I went to town. As I drove there I saw a bank of clouds. When I got near Salina, it got cloudy. At the city limits, it started to snow. Very light. It snowed all afternoon. Nothing stuck. But sitting in Mokas, facing the window, feeling very unSalina-like, seeing the snow, was so nice. Anytime I can feel unSalina-like is good. Nice, peaceful feelings.
At home, Willie sounds somewhat better. I have been quite scared he was getting pneumonia. Still might. His cough is still awful. I hope he gets better. If only he could rest for a couple of days. What a difference that would make. But he cannot rest at all. Too much work and no one for back up. It is what it is. My new favourite term. Words to live by. At least for me.