My sister really took offense when I gently brought to her attention that she needs to buy some new cushions for her front porch patio furniture and then purchase the right patio furniture cover products that will protect her investment. Since she rarely goes onto the front porch and has a trillion other stressful things going on right now with her health and all the drama that comes along with coming from a large family, she really lashed out at me – caught me totally off guard. But I know and love my big sister and I just have to understand what she is going through and she truly loves me. I am blessed to have both of my sisters and I can’t imagine my life without either one of them in it. I just wish that I could see them more often and for longer periods of time.
Listen to me being all sentimental about my sisters, but they are always on my mind and we get so busy in our lives, but we seem to find the time to either text, email, call or touch base on Facebook. I feel sorry for girls that don’t have at least one sister to spend the rest of their lives loving each other, unconditionally.
It looks like the outdoor furniture covers that I bought at such a reduced price at the end of last year’s shopping season, did a great job during the long period of time that I used them. Winter just seemed to drag on and on and on. I am so far behind with spring time tasks, compared to weather that normally happens around this part of the country. I haven’t gotten a seed one planted and next week we will be starting the month of May.
I’m so glad that my mother found the covers for me at such a great price. Though they are certainly worth every penny to keep my outdoor furniture in the best possible shape that I can do. Everything is nice and clean and dry!
About five years ago, my Mom gave me a small Cactus plant. She did not want it and so she thought I might like to have it. I took the plant and put it in my living room bay window. Since then, it has grown to a height of almost five feet. I really like the plant because if I forget to water it, it doesn’t die right away.
I am thinking that I may have to clip the plant soon. It is getting very close to the ceiling and I don’t know what it would do then. I don’t want to kill the plant by accident so I am looking for a way to clip it without harm. All in all, I am really happy about the plant and am glad I seem to have a green thumb! At least it isn’t as tall as this giant cactus!
Every year we seem to have the same old chores to do. After each winter, the house could always use a new coat of paint. The problem is that I really don’t like painting. I do admit that I am too cheap to pay for a painter, so I do it myself. This year, I decided that I would get it done so I don’t have to worry about it anymore!
I forced myself to get started this last weekend. I got out all the painting supplies and ladders and tried to get a good start. I got the front of the house done in good time and started on the sides. I was happy that I was able to get so much done so fast! Tomorrow, I will do the back. It will be a great relief to have this unpleasant chore done! But for now I have to concentrate on this up and coming Easter Sunday.
Next year, I will introduce the joys of painting to my son…
As I get older I am finding myself thinking about the things that I eat and how my body reacts to certain things that only I am responsible for putting in my mouth and then released into my entire system. One of my favorite TV shows as of late has been Dr. Oz.. The way that he presents his case on all the various medical or medical related subjects just makes it all much easier to relate to and understand just what the heck he (along with all of his “special guests” that are generally specialists) are talking about. He uses the greatest props to help people, like me, that are very visual and need to see, not just read or be read to and expect to understand and to retain. I really wish that I was capable of retaining so much more than I do and the older we get the worse it is to try to retain anything!
A few months ago I saw where he was talking about stomach problems which is something that a good majority of the population has to deal with at some point in their life. I all ready knew that yogurt is good for the stomach and digestive system and have been eating more and more yogurt and yogurt related products for the past couple of years. Loplait is my favorite brand and it can usually be found on the shelves with other dairy items which is comforting to know that something that I really like and is really good for me is easily accessible. Not something that generally happens with me and mine.
Lifeway Low-Fat Kefir Cultured Milk Smoothie
I just discovered Kefir which is a low-fat cultured milk smoothie that is packed with good healthy things and has 10 live and active kefir cultures. It comes in a boatload of flavors but it isn’t an easy product to find at Food Lion, which is where I generally do my grocery shopping at. I had found that Safeway usually has them and a good variety of flavors instead of Food Lion’s basic 2 flavor selections. I bought one of each flavor last week, I think there were 8 total. The experiation dates are good until late March which I thought was giving us a generous amount of time to drink and enjoy although they don’t last long in the refrigerator in this house.