My life is to make everything around me beautiful.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Books and Actors

Blogging? I never got tired of it, just had to take a break when I was diagnosed with lung disease and I'll give a short story.

About 2 years ago this time of year I had a cough that just would not go away. We had our air ducts cleaned, which was several hundred dollars, bought a hepa filter, started being extra mindful of washing our dishes and even took furniture, piece by piece for a few days on each piece, from the room we occupy most on a daily basis, our family room. Kept coughing.

So one Monday I told hubby to get his coat we were going to a QuickCare not far from us and told them. They immediately wheeled me over to the hospital next door. I was rushed into the ER and fastened up to several machines. (Now, understand that except for the coughing I felt fine.) Within an hour I was up in ICU. Took a day or two for them to realize it was my lungs. Diagnosis: lung disease brought about because of acid reflux...and a very "lady like" snore. :-) It was the SNORE making the food back up into my esophagus  and go down into my lungs. I don't even remember HAVING a problem with this. But that was it. I'd be on oxygen for the rest of my life. It's never really bothered me because it could have been something far more worse. So I AM blessed. I just have to carry a little oxygen tank when I go out and I DO go out! So that's it for that. I'm still the cute, energetic, humorous, sexy (to hubby anyway) woman I was.

Okay, we got that out of the way. Let's continue with Random Thoughts and gorgeous photos. I have over 25,000 of them in Photobucket.

Now I spend a lot of time on Netflix and Amazon Prime watching videos if I don't have a bit of cooking or cleaning to do or go out shopping or to a restaurant. Since we don't have a television and haven't for 25 years we bought 2 iPads. (I DO NOT share computers or iPads so we each have our own so as the keep this 55+ years marriage still going. I'm also an avid reader. I like the book in my hand. Love the feel and the smell. But I love mysteries most of all. I keep a list of every book I read so as to not buy one twice, which has happened.

Jeffrey Archer is by far my most favorite. I love any and all of his books. Then I like: Lee Child, Harlan Coben, Michael Connelly, Janet Evanovich, Linda Fairstein, Vince Flynn, John Grisham, Dean Koontz, Robert Ludlum, Andy McDermott, David Morrell, James Patterson and Daniel Silva-excellent books.

Now, actors, since I've been viewing a lot of Netflix and Amazon.

Johnny Depp is by far a man born to act. He is incredible and versatile. One of the best ever! It seems to be a natural thing for him to do.

Billie Bob Thornton. He wrote, acted, directed in a movie I saw called They Call It a Slingblade. Not a biggie in the world of movies and absolutely nothing I thought I would like about it but it was marvelous.

Anthony Hopkins - anything he acts in. I just love that man's acting. He can do a King or a lowly butler and he looks like he feels comfortable in either. Tremendous!

Tim Roth has a swag and a British accent that makes me swoon, a kind of I-don't-give-a-fig what anyone thinks.



I think this shall do it for today.



Sunday, October 30, 2016

Anxiously Awaiting A New Post For You All

I'm still here and will probably come up with a post tomorrow. Things get strange around here rather quickly. Actually, I can't wait to start!! I'm excited getting back into it.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Coming Back to Blogging

I'm back. I tried Facebook but didn't especially like it nor the vitriol on there especially with an election going on. It's ugly, divisive, and stinks. But this blog has never been about politics and never will. I want it to be peaceful and a place to come for beautiful photos, funny stories, a bit about my life of being a wife married to the same man for 55+ years and still going strong. We're both near 3/4 of a century old and we are FUN, lively, loving, cute, personable, and have the most gorgeous three great grand girls, until yours come along of course.

This is me now. Actually a few years ago but I hate having pictures taken so this is the most recent to give you an idea of what the person writing this looks like.

I'm not quite up to par creating this. I tried my old template but it seems to have some kinks in it so my posts for a few days may be a bit "rough" looking or in other words not to my idea of a certain perfection.

As before, there will be "eye candy" in the form of beautiful rooms, homes, places and probably much talk about my great grand girls. There are 3 now and they are gorgeously darling, of course, and very smart and this is true. They get it from the other side of the family and not mine. But having great grand girls is one of the biggest blessings and thrills for us. I've always wanted to be a mom, grandmother and great grandmother. There aren't a whole lot of people in these days that get to see their great grand children. We are SO blessed to have this dream come true.

So this one will be short while I fix the problems with the template for this blog. And please enjoy the eye candy that will be with every single post. I love doing this, absolutely love it.

And I'll get the "kinks" worked out soon!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

My last post was almost a year ago on December 21, 2015. I am not sure why I stopped it except that perhaps it was a health issue I was being diagnosed with then and devoted a bit of time to do things I just needed to do.

I went on Facebook after a little while so I could see pictures of my great granddaughters because my granddaughter got a bit caught up in the social media and started posting photos of the great grand girls on there for all her family to see. She doesn't post much as she is busy as a computer scientist (for real) at Microsoft and the mother of 3 girls under the age of seven. So, therefore, I became caught up in the frenzy of FB. I have since learned I really don't like it. I love blogging more. But I didn't delete my FB account and that is simply because I can see daily pictures of them. I just refuse to comment on there. I truly do NOT understand how people can post some of the things they do on there. That being said, there are probably people who don't understand how I could post some of the things I do on a blog. But, no matter. I like posting gorgeous photos on here and commenting on life in general. It might take me about a week or so to start, but I simply wanted to alert any who might have liked the "eye candy" I posted to come back and look at it.

Blogging is cathartic for me. I'm almost three quarters of a century old. But no one ever believes me because I don't act it and am really a humorous person. I am also lively and love life. So come along and read sometimes. I think you'll like it.