Quick! Sneak it out! – I cleaned out clothes and some bedding (quilts) too. The pick-up was this past Thursday. When I cleaned out the clothes there were a few things I had difficulty parting with (for no logical reason!) like a full length wool coat that was close to 25 years old. It was still gorgeous. Still fit. Last time I wore it was 12 years ago to a formal holiday dinner dance. So hard to give up. The night before the pick-up, I went running around like a lunatic collecting those “hard to discard” things and got them out to the curb. They were picked up before I could retrieve them. Phew! That was a close call. The next day I mourned that coat. Truth is that it’s heavy to wear. I have a light weight winter coat that is much more comfortable and warmer but not as elegant. Unless you invite me to a formal dinner dance, I made the right decision!
Flu brain – The beloved husband and I got our flu shots this week. I didn’t have any side effects but he complained of a brain fog the next day. He didn’t seem any different from any other day.
If I only had a brain – I hate closing up the pond and have been doing it in bits and pieces. It’s mostly done but I had to move the winter bubbler to a different spot. That meant I had to go into the 50+ degree water (in my waders). Brrrr. We had a couple of days where the air temperatures were hovering in the mid-70s so it was the perfect time except I kept forgetting where I put stuff. It was either my way of protesting the pond closing or I’m losing my mind! Perhaps I had flu brain fog too.
Old time gizmos – My hair has grown out considerably since the picture on my blog was taken. As I was cleaning up outside, my hair, which is closer to shoulder length, kept falling in my face. I went inside and found my old box of hair gizmos (mostly from the 80s!). Those banana clips were effective. I loved them then and they did the trick this week!
Its girls’ time – Twice a year the women in my extended family get together for lunch. It’s a great time to catch-up. The age is from mid-50s to mid-80s. I love keeping the connection! Love my homies too!
So how was your week?