Today, I walked around the neighborhood. I met a really nice neighbor named Idela (not sure on the spelling). She’s an older lady who was walking home from the mailbox as I was about to pass by her house. I’d been admiring her house, well her flowers, all summer. And even though she didn’t have much left blooming, I wanted to ask her permission to come into her yard and take a few photos. She was very happy that I thought her yard was pretty and let me take all the photos I wanted. She even invited me into her back yard. I won’t post all the photos I took today. Actually I won’t post any of the photos I took today.
Today, this blog is an experiment. The more I think about my idea about posting a close up of something and having you name it, the more I like it. However, I don’t see it happening all that often. At any rate, I wanted to see if anyone can figure out what the first photo is of. My next blog will start with a photo of the item in full for you to see. So get to guessing lol.
Now more about Idela, like I said she was a nice lady. Her husband was out of town for the day and I suspect she was a little lonely. And I was the perfect person for her to talk to. She took me into her back yard, she talked to me about sewing and quilting, then she took me to her quilting room. Whoa. It was a small room in her basement, but it was full of sewing machines and embroiders, and sergers, like I’d only ever seen in catalogs. Her quilting brigade was more high tech than her computer lol. No really, the computer looked like it came straight out of the 90’s.
She gave me a quick family history, and we talked about her surgeries. She was apparently in a nursing home til recently because of a back surgery that she had which resulted in her contracting Mercer. She says she’s doing better, but that she’ll be on medicine for the rest of her life to treat the Mercer. Makes me hope I never get sick and need to go into the hospital. Especially here. Thank you Miss Idela for being nice enough to let me into your yard, invite me into your home, and talk to me about your life. I was going to take a photo of her to add to this blog, but I didn’t want to ask….
The rest of my day was pretty good. I had physical therapy today… I was really happy when it was over. They are no longer working on my knee, I have to do that at home on my own from now on, now they are torturing my shoulder. At least they iced me before I left today lol. Even if it was only for 10 minutes, it helped. William is off for a few days, which works out perfect because the fridge broke and he can be here for the repairmen. I wasn’t home much today and I don’t plan to be here tomorrow.
I have been playing WWF (Words With Friends). I had been playing on my phone, and when it was added to Facebook by Zynga I started playing on Facebook too. I usually play the same 4 or 5 people every day. Somedays I don’t feel like playing and I play words like weed or doobie. Somedays I actually feel like playing and I play words like stewards and ditsier. However I feel that day, I seldom lose. I think I may have lost 2 games in the last 2 weeks. My players are getting better at the whole spelling thing. It’s getting harder and harder to win. I am not posting this to brag, I am posting this to thank the people that put up with my competitiveness. Thank you for putting up with me guys! You keep my brain active I swear lol. I haven’t been reading much the last couple weeks and WWF keeps my brain cells from going dormant.
Okay, I’ve rambled enough for tonight. I need to shower, edit today’s photos, and get ready for bed. I hope everyone is having a good week.