The Prompt or word of the week at Confusing Middle is Apple. Before I get to it, why don’t you check out the Blog? It’s very interesting and fun. Tell him, Venus sent you. Then, Come Back!
As most of you know, I love to read. Mainly True Stories but a few Fiction Series, as well. The-Flowers-In-The Attic series is one of my favorites. For those of you who don’t know, it’s about 4 children who live in the attic of their Grandparents house and how they escape..or not..but, the books go further to afterwards and when the children grow up and have families of their own. ….What the heck does this have to do with Apples?..I’m glad you asked. Well, actually I am getting there….. In one of the books, a child gets a puppy and names it ‘Apple’! That’s the first thing that came to my mind when I read the Prompt. No, I am not going to tell you what happens to Apple or the children in later years. You need to read the books.
I’ve been sick today and almost went to the hospital. Okay, No, I just really considered it. It is mainly bronchial but with a sore throat, sinus and a terrible headache that wouldn’t quit. But, it finally did, and I took Mucinex, which I think helped a bit. Oh well..I was just thinking that I haven’t been sick in a while and it’s not like I had major (or any) plans this weekend.
Oh, and in case I forgot. Look what came yesterday!
I think it’s the most expensive pillow I have ever had. It’s Sealy with soft, Memory Foam on one side and Firm on the other. I think they call it ‘Alternative Memory Foam”.
It’s sad when you can’t trust family, but, here is the latest:
FS (Foster Sis) is one of the only people I talk to in my family. She keeps in touch with Sis 2, I believe..The Handyman I use is also her sisters ex-husband…Did I lose you yet?… Anyway, FS called this morning to ask me the name of the trailer park that Cin lives in because a friend of a friend needs to find one to live. I have Not talked about moving,to FS in a long time and hardly mention Cins’ living in a trailer park, however I did text my Handyman not long ago asking him how much he would charge to help me move. I seriously think FS is fishing for info to tell me Sis, which she is Not getting.
The Buyers Finally resubmitted the Application today. I want to remain optimistic but with my Bitch Manager, I don’t know.
My pillow should arrive tonight but I can’t hold my breath for that either. With my luck, there will be another delay.
Sold Again! This time to a really nice couple who offered a decent price and already handed me a decent sized Deposit. The office is closed today but they are going to contact them tomorrow regarding the Background Check and will keep in touch. They have dogs and cats. They have agreed I can stay at least until the end of the month .
I am praying something opens at the trailer park Cindy lives in, so I will at least have my own place until a condo opens. Plus, I would prefer to keep my little family together, if possible. I might still need to get a storage unit for the Washer/Dryer, Cat Tree, etc.. and will probably get a PO Box until I am settled.
Please pray All works out!
I really believe God is in this!
I am completely done with Facebook and while considering Instagram, I have to wonder Why? My life is not that important that I need to share it all over the place! Things that are important, I can text people or write about on here. Most of my friends aren’t on Facebook much, anyway.. and Instagram will be good if I get into writing, seriously..but I can’t really think of any other good reason.
Most Writers seem to also be avid Readers so I decided to update you on what I am reading now.
I am still reading ‘The Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich’ which is a tough one and cannot be read like a normal, easy, reading book since it is about the War! The chronological events of Hitler’s moves as well as the other countries, and how the war started and ended.
So, having run out of other reading material…as, most is packed…I went to Tra’s and got my ‘Wind In The Willows’ book back to reread, as well as, borrowed another book from her. She just got a few used books from someone else… Anyway, today, I started reading ‘Mark Twain A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur’s Court’.
I know I should be writing more, as, I have stories started, but I am really hoping to have an office space set up to help with that, in the near future. I just can’t seem to focus on it, now.
So, let’s hear your book updates at the moment, if you are Readers as well as Writers.
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.
While not enough to cause a dent, at least it’s here. It’s enough to get my windows and parts of the ground wet. Plus, I saw lightening in the distance, too.
Nothing really exciting, today. Went for my walk to the mailbox since it was a bit cooler than usual. Plus, checked on my neighbor since a police car was in front of her house, yesterday….Turns out, her neighbors fight a lot so they were there for that. Not her house, after all.
Visited with TR who I haven’t seen in a while…Cleaned the back room, caught up with phone calls, did some reading and tv…the usual..
So, aside from dreaming and considering moving; C. and I went to look at some Travel Trailers, yesterday. I fell in love with 2, but, the payments would be to high especially with space rent. So, there is no point in that. I have found a few condos which would be perfect, if I qualify.
I need to look into the difference between a Lender and a Realtor, though. Do they do the same, as far as showing the house, etc?
I am hoping to get a Realtor I know to give me a Free Estimate of what this place is worth so I can sell it, myself. I also checked with my friend, TR to see if she will take the cats if I haven’t found a place right after my place closes and having to move. Worse comes to worse, I could wind up in someplace like Siegel, while I find somewhere. TR responded with a definite Yes!
Spent 15-20 minutes going through a stack of paperwork, today. While, you can’t tell a difference, I can.
There is a Magic in the air at Christmas! I can feel it.
Maybe it’s the sense of hope, laughter, excitement and wonder. Maybe, it’s a child experiencing their first Christmas, a lover proposing, friends and relatives visiting from afar, receiving or giving that perfect gift, experiencing your first snowfall, or maybe it’s as simple as being off work for the holiday and not having to get out of your pajamas. Whatever it is, I have experienced it and I experience it, in different ways every year at Christmas time.
I hope that after you read this challenge, you will experience the Magic of Christmas, and maybe look at it, in a way you never have, before.
Tomorrow is N,and I was thinking; we might take a trip to a place that starts with that letter. I’m told it’s pretty cold there, so pack some warm clothing…and I’ll see you, then.
Before I get into this, I want to check in. A few tears and lots of sleep, today. The hardest part is watching my other cats look for Puma. I wish I could explain, especially to Monkey, why her sister isn’t coming bàck. They were both close.
The family dynamic has changed and it’s sad. I just picture God welcoming Puma into Heaven where she isn’t suffering anymore.
Thank you all for the condolences.
Now, onto K and Kindness:
Kindness should happen every day, but I’ve noticed; around Christmas time, people get extra Kind. The atmosphere and the lights help to enhance the good mood of the season and even acknowledging someone with the greeting of “Merry Christmas” can lift ones mood. … Never mind the whole Happy Holidays thing, this is my challenge blog and it’s about Christmas!… People tend to give to charities and even strangers during the season, when they rarely do the rest of the year. Even church offerings increase from those that only attend maybe twice a year. I experience more laughing, smiling and friendly people at Christmas time, which is part of the reason it’s my favorite Holiday.