First of all, let me tell you that the Benadryl worked for Emma. As Gail had told me, it would make her sleepy, and it did. But only for about an hour. As soon as her pals the coyotes began their evening concert, she was back up and on alert.
As you may have guessed, I really like rockers. While in town on Wednesday I picked up a new rocker to sit outside in. I still have my old rocker, but this new model has some features I really like. It has these hydraulic thingies in the back that means it can be set on hard or soft surfaces and still work. With the old one, I had to haul around cement blocks in case my site wasn’t paved.
Look how nice it folds up… flat as a pancake. My old one folded up, but had those arcs that made it too thick for me to store in my basement bin. All you have to do with the new one is pull up a loop, and it closes right up. The old one was a real pain and required a screw driver for me to get it closed.
I don’t know if it’s orderable on Amazon, but I wanted to sit in one first before I bought it. Sometimes seeing the product in person is best. I unfolded it in the middle of the aisle in Walmart to give it a whirl. You can’t do that by looking at a picture on your computer.
Some long time readers may recall that for the last four years or so, my older brother Carl makes a hanging calendar for me. It arrived in the mail early this week. He uses pictures from my blog at the top of each month. It’s always a surprise to me to see which photos he’s selected. Thanks again, Carl.
If you look closely at next month’s page, you may recognize yourself if you visited or volunteered with me at either Anahuac, Tamarac, or Imperial. I’ll be staring at your darling faces for 31 days. I never told Carl, but last year one of the months had a big blowup of myself with someone that wasn’t exactly my most favorite person in the world. That was a long month for me. Be assured, the month of January will not give me any heartburn!
It was a windy overcast day today. That storm in California is sending the clouds our way with a little drizzle this evening. It sure didn’t keep the ducks away from the pond though. Business like usual off my patio.
The cloud cover and windy conditions inspired me to do a chore that is a real challenge for me. Last time I did it, I got pinned to the wall in the bedroom. Yep, it was time to rotate the mattress. Changing the sheets is hard enough for one person, but flipping a queen size mattress is like doing three rounds with Haystack Calhoun!
Do any of you remember Haystack Calhoun? Believe it or not, my grandmother was a devoted wrestling fan. When I was about ten years old, she would watch my brother and I while my mother went out to the Aragon Ballroom on Saturday nights in Chicago. That meant as soon as my mother left, we switched from The Lawrence Welk Show with all those bubbles to ‘knock-em down’ wrestling. This was on our little 12” black and white screen TV with all those tubes. Haystack was one of my favorites, and of course I practiced my ‘Full Nelsons” on younger Nurse Ratchet.
But I digress… Today I was smarter and asked volunteers Dick and Doug if they could help me with the mattress. It took them about 30 seconds to get the job done, and nobody got ‘pinned’.
Thanks for stopping by… talk to you later, Judy