Sunday, March 22, 2015

I Am Living In Denial

So, our weather man/woman/person has once again changed our 5 day outlook. Snow is in his forecast, along with temps between 30 and 40 degrees. I'm not sure, but I think he may be going into witness protection soon. I have already packed away winter items, doesn't he know this?  I realize that he is just the messenger, but that doesn't make it any easier to swallow. I would like to say that if anyone has actually angered Boreas, please apologize so we may actually get on with Spring!

Yesterday was the first day in a week that I could function properly.  The old grey cells were finally functioning after a week of fibro fog. I thought forming complete sentences or having lucid thoughts were going to elude me forever. The cement feeling also seems to have subsided for now. I have been doing the flush/red face thing, but seeing as I didn't leave the house, no one knew I looked like I had been in the blusher with an oversized brush and a heavy hand at that!!

I finally was able to finish a book I had started 2 or 3 weeks ago. It was one of the 2 books that I really was having a hard time with finishing.  I did do it, if for nothing more than to say I finished!  I really hope the book I am starting tonight will not be like this. I may be stepping on toes, but this was a well known author.  I realize that everyone can misspell a word, get the punctuation wrong, etc. I would think that your proof-reader should catch that.  Again, maybe they just overlooked it.  What should have sent the red light flashing was when the book jacket had 3 misspelled words!  So, do you say something or not? I know that I would want someone to tell me.

I started a new crochet project today.  It will probably take me a few weeks to finish and when I do I will definitely post pictures. It is a big project, with a number of small things.  I really am excited about it and hope it turns out.

A friend of mine, Joanne Cage, was talking about the things she would like to do this next year.  Nothing to outlandish, just things most of us women may have always wanted to do, but never did. So, I searched for this and decided I would post it.  I'm sure you all know it.

Have fun, everyone!  What good is life if we are not living it!

Until next time,

Jenny Joseph’s “When I Am An Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple”

When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals, and say we’ve no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I’m tired
And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
And run my stick along the public railings
And make up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
And pick flowers in other people’s gardens
And learn to spit.
You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat
And eat three pounds of sausages at a go
Or only bread and pickle for a week
And hoard pens and pencils and beermats and things in boxes.
But now we must have clothes that keep us dry
And pay our rent and not swear in the street
And set a good example for the children.
We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.
But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.


  1. Glad you're feeling some better, and I hope you keep getting better. I love this poem. I really mean it about making changes when I'm feeling better. Being old, gray and tired isn't me. Can't believe how much I complain lately. Thanks for being such a lovely friend. - Many x's and o's! - Joanne

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  2. Happy spring! And i hope it warms up there for you real real SOON!!

  3. I hope the weather improves and you feel good too! It's not easy when a lot of things are working against us....and we are older! Happy Spring sweet lady. Hugs, Diane

  4. Happy Spring! I hope the weather gets better where you live :)