Diane T.'s Profile
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- Thank you Kathryn T for sending great encouragement....and points.....today! Happy Easter!
I've been following a local issue about changing some of our streets......putting them on what's called a Road Diet.
These are currently roads with two lanes going each way.....the "powers that be" want to take the outside lane each way and divide it up so bikers and pedestrians each have a lane to travel in. Reportedly, this will increase the safety of bikers and pedestrians and reduce accidents and injuries. They will also need to encourage drivers to reduce their speed.
Our day was grey and overcast till mid-afternoon when the sun decided to visit; temp reached the low 50s.
Hope everyone is enjoying Easter weekend! April 20, 2014 at 2:30 UTC
- Done.....spinach in the vegetable soup I had at lunch time.
Sunny, but chilly and windy here today......lawns are starting to show a bit of green.
Big Al and I made a Lowe's run today.....we were there almost 2 hours....I had been accumulating a list of things to pick up. Store was quite busy with lots of folks buying potted flowers for the Easter weekend.
Had the most unusual thing happen while there. Al and I were walking around, kidding each other as usual, while he pushed the cart....... when a gentleman walked right up to us and started talking. This in itself is not unusual....Al seems to know everyone in town.....so I assumed it was someone he was acquainted with. Not so. The man was grey-haired, tall, and sturdy.....he pointed a finger at Al and said...."Now you take good care of her.....I'm 82 - I was married, but I just lost my wife....so you make sure you take good care of her." Then he turned and went on down the aisle, disappearing into the other shoppers. Al and I were surprised speechless.....and, of course, I puddled up. How bittersweet was that?
Peace/Grace/Strength to all on this Good Friday. April 18, 2014 at 21:59 UTC
Sandy K. replied April 18, 2014 at 23:19 UTC:
- Thanks, Flybaby, for the encouragement and the hugs!
I think we've had this challenge before, but hugs are always good......even if they are self-administered. Real ones from another individual are better. As a stretch it felt good too.
Pretty day here, sunny but chilly....still need to bundle up like it is winter when outside. Took the dogs down to Ausable Point to walk on the beach this afternoon.....the lake was amazingly high.....due snow melt, ice melt, and rain. In some places the lake was lapping at the edge of the road going into the park. After leaving the Point, we drove down to Ausable Chasm to check out the Falls......they were awesome.....really roaring!
The weekend is almost here....do you have something fun planned? April 18, 2014 at 0:56 UTC
- Thanks Ann for sending encouragement today.
I like a cool, dark room for sleeping.......and, in the summer when it is hot and the windows are open, a fan running to blur any outside noises.
Woke up to snow-covered ground this morning, wind, sun, and the temp in the 20s (F). Brrrrr. By tonight, almost all the snow has disappeared....except in the shadowy places/corners where the sun doesn't reach.
Didn't have much trouble taking a nap this afternoon. Woke up with a nagging little headache. Trying to walk it off didn't work so by late morning it was time for taking an Excedrin, having a tiny bit of lunch, and then curling up on the couch with my blankie for a couple of hours......it worked. It always amazes me how perceptive my dog, Hank, is when I'm not feeling 100%.....all day he was quietly velcro'ed to me.....never left my side until I felt better.
Happy Wednesday everyone! April 17, 2014 at 1:36 UTC
- OK......revisited some past negative aspects of my life and can certainly appreciate my current positive position......enough said.
A current negative event......it is snowing here.......and it's sticking and becoming measurable! Nope, not appreciating this event at all!
"You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face." ......Eleanor Roosevelt April 16, 2014 at 2:25 UTC
- All good information to be aware of. Salt has never been a blip on my worry radar; blood pressure has always run on the low side......hardly ever exceeds 100/60....and sometimes when I have the occasional upset stomach the only that works to cure it is a handful of saltine crackers.
Our temperature actually hit 78 deg F here today! Then this evening it went to overcast and big black clouds rolled in along with rain. Rain has stopped for now. Reportedly, by Wednesday we can expect daytime temp in the high 30s.......ugh!
Just watched DWTS....enjoyed the Disney theme, but was a little surprised by the viewer voting tonight.
Hope everyone had a great Monday. April 15, 2014 at 2:34 UTC