Monday, April 13, 2015

Rare Photos

 what a shock
to see these two so close
on the couch
I wonder who was there first

this lasted for a few hours
the next day they were spotted together
on the back of a different couch
looking out the window
to the neighbors backyard
waiting for the German Shepard and miniature poodle
to make an appearance
I did finish my taxes yesterday
attempted Mom's...
they will need a professional
so I'll file that extension and make an appointment
Today is our meeting to apply for Medicare
finally her savings are below $1500
(once her income taxes are paid savings will be tiny)
The question here will be the repairs on the house
then my purchase of it for far below
it's tax appraisal
but well with in the comparatives price range
it would have sold for the same amount to anyone
Our attorney is attending the meeting also
he has plenty of experience here
whereas I remember the meeting for Dad
when I went alone
Xanax, tissues and a bottle of water...
I'm prepared

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Tax Prep Avoidance

finally a dry day
warm enough to play outside
picking up sticks and raking leaves
the sun was shining
a perfect excuse to stay outdoors
avoiding yet again
the filing of taxes for mom and me
we are both due refunds...
for some reason I cannot sit down and do them this year
might even file and extension or two

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Little Bird Sampler


image from Pinterest
antique sampler
love every bit of it...even the framing!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Inside or Outside

My free time is limited to about 2 hours per day
during that time
I must
shower and dress
clean the litter box
do the laundry, the dishes
cook and pack my lunch
take care of paperwork
you get the picture
in the remaining minutes
I must decide between indoor or outdoor
cleaning and beautifying...
today it's a no brainer
there's fresh snow out there
so it's dusting and packing items for donation
when it warms up
the fresh air will be calling me
this is my weekend off
so there is a little more free time
most of it will be spent with Mom
we've been prepping more strips for weaving
these are narrow and light
for spring and summer small mats
she's been back in the physical therapy
to regain the skills she loses every few months
doing great...other than the anxiety
it goes best if I am with her
today is bingo day
win or lose we enjoy it
tomorrow is the 5th Sunday of the month
so a local youth choir
adds joy to the church service

sometimes I am very weary
of how narrow my life has become
sometimes it feels like a duty
to visit Mom daily
but when I get there
and she is so happy to see me
that feeling evaporates...
with her is where I belong

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Why I Love Cats


ps...feeling better except for the lingering cough
that makes everyone think you're going to lose a lung

might as well catch up on my chores
having watched all Netflix
episodes of Doc Martin

Happy Wednesday
from a sunny and cold Ohio

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Doc Martin

Netflix saves the day!
After a rough week
I woke up Saturday morning
(day off work)
feeling quite under the weather
an endless  productive cough
poor Olivia
she kept trying to have a nap on my side
only to flounce off in a huff
with every new bout of coughing
lucky for me
I'd only recently started watching
the BBC series
Doc Martin

what's not to love about this show?
Burt and Al Large
two of my favorites...
Ah, to live in the village of
Port Wenn
pondering which character I'd be
I'm a sucker for most BBC productions

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Black Sheep

  yesterday mom and I were checking out Pinterest
we both loved this photo
she asked if I though this was overseas...Europe
(it's from France)
I was surprised at her accurate observation
told her, yes, it's from France
how can you tell?
oh, that's easy...
we don't grow black sheep here


Monday, March 2, 2015

In the Works

I've dug out my purple wool
prepped the backing
for a small rug based on a Cheri pattern...
she loves purple
I love her