Posted in Class,, Holidays, Learning, Life, Sickness

Saturday Sharing

Still blah today, so I am going to have class, early. Looking forward to hearing/reading what everyone has learned.

While I usually go by week, I am going to expand the time, a bit..this week.

Most every night, I listen to The Gentle Whisperer ASMR before going to sleep. Her voice soothes me; especially as she teaches about Russia and the Russian Language. So, here are some facts about Russia to share with you:

1. Russia is the largest Country.

2. Russia has two main dialects.. Northern and Southern

3. Russia celebrates something called Banya which I believe is the beginning of Spring where people hit each other with tree leaves, then apologize and hug. They also eat Pancakes all day long. There is also a different day, I believe, where the body is warmed up by massages before immediately running into the cold, icy water of the River. I could be mistakes, as this might be the same Spring Celebration!

This week I learned that Van Gogh did some of his Art while locked in a Sanitarium.

And what happened to a lot of the cast members of Eight Is Enough.

Hope you all have a good weekend. Most of mine will probably be spent in bed.

Posted in Holidays, Las Vegas, Life, Mobile Home Park

Beauty Sleep

If Beauty Sleep were real, I should be the most or one of the most beautiful women in the world! I slept round the clock last night..from around 10 p.m. until 10:16 this morning. I don’t know why. I guess my body just needed it.

Needless to say, today wasn’t the most productive. But, I did get my walking in, mailed my form off to renew my Snap Benefits, and signed up to join a Bible Study on Zoom that our church is starting on Wednesday. Monday will be for men and Wednesday nights for women. We will be studying Ephesians.

The illegal fireworks have started… it’s illegal, here in the park… and since I am “That” person, I do have the Report Form on my main page.. just in case. You can report anonymously so at least they can check the neighborhood.

Hope you all have a safe 4th-Of-July!

Posted in Focus, Holidays, People, Weather

Weather Drop

Mother Nature is off her meds again!  A cold wind hit last night and the weather dropped like 10+ degree’s.  I didn’t even go anywhere, today.  Just watched the wind, turned on the heater and drank lots of coffee.  Sudden weather changes can be very annoying for Migraine sufferers like me. 

Had a conversations with my BFF.   She is excited for Arbitrary Day next month on Reddit Secret Santa.  It’s a lot like the big exchange in November except less people participate so they put more effort…well, most do… into the gift giving.  Since my BFF is completely obsessed, she is really hoping to get stuff  Brendan Fraser related.  Which reminds me, I wrote the other day to his PR Department to see if I can get her an autographed picture of him to add with a Christmas thing I am putting together for her.  It’s never to early to start planning.

Posted in Holidays, Life, M,

My Saturday

Today was pretty normal.

Bible study at 9, but, only 3 of us showed up at the Zoom call, so, we had a chat session instead of the actual study.

After which, I walked to the mailboxes and picked up what I believe is the final gift from my 80’s Secret Santa.

How cool is that? 3 different things from my 80’s Wishlist. I am looking forward to setting up my doll case/china cabinet again with the new stuff I have received lately…No, not all the 80’s stuff…to add to it… Holly Hobby, Troll, …

Talked to friends on the phone, visited T and wrote & mailed a letter.

A bit annoyed with the USPS lately, though. Sent a gift to my BFF for her Birthday. After two weeks of being late, it was considered Lost so the company refunded my money. Ordered something from a different company. It was supposed to arrive two days ago, but, not only is it late, the site keeps switching on whether the package is in Richmond or Williamsburg, Virginia. She lives in Williamsburg. Totally annoying.

Happy Mother’s Day to all who were or are Mother’s to animals and humans, alike. Hey, if you want to be a Mother to a stuffed animal, Happy Mother’s Day to you, too.

Posted in Holidays, Humor, Life, Movies

Day For My Amusement

It started this morning as I was reading my morning comics! They kept talking about ‘No Pants Day, so I Googled it. I mean, That can’t be a real Holiday, right? Surprise! It is.

It was started by some college students as a joke. They would take their mid-terms or whatever then immediately go home and take off their pants. Soon, it became a sort of Holiday. In some places, they even have No Pants subway rides, but aren’t doing that, this year. Anyway, the rules are, you could wear dresses, skirts or shorts but no Pants. I know…not exactly my interpretation either, but, if you are more comfortable being completely Pantsless; Go For It! Just make sure blinds and curtains stay closed and don’t answer the door. Actually, the day is over so you will have to mark your calendars for next year. Sorry.

Anyway, I also got extremely stoked when Amazon dropped off another package from my Secret Santa… Yeah, little things excite me…. Here’s what came:

Seriously, this is so Cool! I have been playing it up and even told my friend, Jul to bring her new socks on a camping trip because I knew of a cool lake where they have empty cabins!

Posted in A-Z Challenge, Creativity, Holidays, Writing, Z

A-Z Challenge-Z = Zzz

This Challenge is over so, I am closing out my coverage and thoughts on Christmas. But, before I do, Zzz is a Scrabble word to describe snoring and sleep.

Anyway, let’s end this, shall we?

Presents have been opened, food has been eaten and guests are gone. Time to box up the decorations and take down the lights and tree until next year. If you went on a trip, you have returned and it’s back to normal life. If you stayed home, it’s once again time to clean before resuming your daily schedule. Some people look forward to going back to work after their Winter break.

All is quiet, now and you need a nap. You deserve it. Good-Night. Zzz.

And tomorrow is back to my True Life Blog on Monday through Saturday’s. I hope you have enjoyed this and look forward to doing it again next year. I wonder what my topic should be? Maybe, Halloween…..

Posted in A-Z Challenge, Creativity, Family, Holidays, Y

A-Z Challenge-Y = Yankee Swap

Are you ready to learn how to play a cool, party game?

This game has many names and many ways to play. One name for it is Yankee Swap and that’s how I am referring to it since we are on the letter Y. This game is not only played at Christmas, but can be played at other occasions, too.

Here is how I/you/most people play:

Get a group together and have each person bring a wrapped gift. Set a budget or bring something from home.. this is where you can get rule creative. When the person arrives, put the gift on the table and give the person a number. Don’t number the gifts. Once everyone has arrived and has numbers, the game can start. The amount of gifts will equal the amount of people, unless you bring extra.. just in case. Person 1 picks their gift and opens it. Yay, it’s a clock!..No, it does not have to be a clock. It probably won’t be. Let’s not get overly literal, here… 2nd person gets called, they can take the clock…or whatever it is… or open a new gift. If they take the clock…or whatever it is…, Person 1 opens a new gift..and so on .until all gifts are off the table. Gifts can be swapped 3x and once you have had a gift in your hands, you can’t get it back.

Some people don’t like this game, but, I think it’s fun! We played it at my Wedding Shower, though and my relatives were holding on to everything so when my turn came, I turned to my new Aunt and said, “I love you Aunt Jod, but I really love your candle.” and took it; thereby causing her to Swap. My mother got annoyed saying I was terrible and should not have done that because I was the Bride; but, that’s how you play the game!

Usually, you get some funny and some serious gifts, which is what makes it even more fun. At my church Swap, someone even brought a Betta Fish with bowl and food.

So, now you have a new party game to try! I hope you play it, sometime and find it fun.

And tomorrow is Z. The last letter of the alphabet. Endings always make me sad.

But, don’t worry, I have come up with tomorrow’s word, and will do this again next year.

Posted in Health, Holidays, Life, Me, W

A-Z Challenge- W =Winter

We all know Christmas is during the Winter time. Especially with songs like ‘Winter Wonderland’ to remind us. Sometimes, I wonder if people who live in cold climates enjoy Christmas at Winter. They are already used to the cold and snow.

Having always lived in warm climates.. California, Arizona and Nevada…I enjoy watching snow fall and imagining sleigh rides, Frosty and Rudolph. I love decorating my house with Snowmen at Christmas. But, I am sure I wouldn’t feel the same if I lived somewhere where Winter is cold and snowy all the time. What are your thoughts on this?

*Health Update- Had my 2nd COVID Vaccine yesterday and am achey and exhausted, today. Also, had a Migraine, but that wasn’t a surprise. I have been eating and drinking lots of fluids including Water and Gatorade. But, the weakness and exhaustion is annoying. Plus, hot and cold.. like the Flu.

I hope I feel better, tomorrow. I really need to walk to the mailboxes to get some packages that arrived. They are at the other end of the Mobile Home Park.

Posted in Health, Holidays, Life, Me, V

A-Z Challenge-V = Vague

This challenge is about Christmas for me because it’s my favorite Holiday! If you’re not in the spirit, you might want to keep scrolling.

Vague is a term that’s a bit hard to explain. It isn’t in black or white and it isn’t specific.

In terms of Christmas, there are times when you have to be Vague with your answers especially to questions like, “Did you get me a present?, Did you get the skateboard I want?, Is Santa real?, Is so and so coming?”. Sometimes, you just really want to keep the surprise. And don’t forget, ” Did you like the thing I gave you?”. Christmas is no time to be hurting another’s feelings.

Got my 2nd Covid vaccine this morning and it’s been a bit different from the 1st. I have a metabolic disorder and have had a kidney transplant so I have a weak immune system. Anyway, with the 1st, I got dizzy and headachy within the first 20 minutes which turned into a migraine then felt like a sinus infection for a day and a half. This morning, the shot did not hurt going in (the last one did) but I felt the cold water (medicine) coursing through my body…That happens sometimes with my Imatrex, too… I came home and took a hot bath before getting ready for bed. Still a little chilled and a minor headache so far.

Will keep you all updated.

Posted in A-Z Challenge, Family, Holidays, Life, U

A-Z Challenge-U = Understanding & Underwear

Christmas can be extremely stressfull, as mentioned previously. So, we need to be Understanding when parents, relatives or even strangers lash out. Not everyone gets to experience a peaceful, quiet, Christmas. Some people are homeless and others have to work. It’s hard to have that Holiday spirit.

When it comes to Underwear; Please remember what a terrible gift that is.

As a young adult, my sister gave me Underwear for Christmas one year. I am sure they were pretty, but, they were opened in front of the entire family, and I got super embarrassed. If you or your significant other want to get each other Underwear or Laungerie, that’s different. But, keep in mind, when and where the gift will be opened.

Monday is V and we have almost finished.

Monday morning is my 2nd Covid vaccine and I pray I don’t have side effects. Just know that if I miss a day or so due to sickness, I will still finish this challenge… although it might be a little late.