Lookoutlady’s Marsh

Things go to s**t
October 7, 2008, 1:46 pm
Filed under: Family, God, home, Life

….”Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life…Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.”


It is only Tuesday and this week so far is chaos.  I really need to take the above to mind and soul.

My car is deader than a couch on a sandbar for 10 years.  It is now back in my garage and a new computer has been ordered…week to 10 days.  Thankfully I’m able to use Mother’s car.  This occurred yesterday morning as I was trying to head to work and since it was Monday by my parent’s house to drop of Knottie, since I had class.  Called HWB when car would not start and he was already gone, called Dad, he came and picked us up, dropped him and Knottie at his house taking Mom’s car to get to work.  Afternoon and Dad calls and tells me he took car to Sears for a new battery and when it was replaced all electrical thingys quit working, causing Sears guy to shrug and say “oops”.  Dad then took car to dealership and learned it was “probably” computer-none in stock, has to be ordered…$600 and another $200 to put it in.  MIGHT just fix problem.  It is now on order.  Another car not an option at this point, market down too much to cash out stock to pay for another car.

Headed for class leaving work at 6 pm, wreck on the 2-lane high rise bridge to next town…arrived at class at 7, the guy who runs the power point also stuck in same jam, so did not miss the media part of class.  Why is it that 1 hour spent sitting in your car not moving is so much longer than an hour spent with friends having a good time?

Will continue to use Mom’s car.  Have been waiting a month for the call that the 50 pounds of fresh shrimp I ordered were ready–know when the call comes?  Right, this morning.  Off I go to get the shrimp, which this year I paid more to have already headed.  Got them to put extra ice, so they can wait until after work to be portioned and packed for the freezer.  Fresh caught shrimp for supper tonight.  Best taste ever!

Dad has to go in for ultrasound and x-rays tomorrow, which is another added to this short week.  Praying that all is well and no leaking around the graft.  I can usually not let things get to me, but this has been a bit much.  Mom stresses quickly and she is getting so frail that it is not good for her.  I hate that I have added to her plate.  I think I’ll borrow some of HWS’s and RJ’s bibs for us.


Not a tropical storm, just a coastal storm
September 25, 2008, 2:52 pm
Filed under: Family, grandson, home, Life, Weather

According to local weather, the storm we have been having for the past 2 days with winds blowing at 20-35 and gusts to 45 is not tropical because the isobars are further from the center, but that might be changing and the hurricane fliers are going into storm to check it out.

Whatever, my plants have still blown over and all the outside furniture on the front porch ended up in the yard yesterday.  We are supposed to get over 1″ of rain, but so far seems to be going elsewhere.  The rain is really needed.  Since the wind is from the NE, the front door of the business opens on its own and Knottie goes barking at the “ghost” coming in the door.  He has had a lot of exercise.

DIL brought HWS by Tuesday after he had his first haircut.  He had such pretty curls and now there are none.  One stage is over and another begins….no more baby….now little boy.  He has a nice haircut, just (boo-hoo) no curls.  As a grandmother I lament this passing, but delight in his growing into new stages of life.

Really looking forward to just going home tonight, I have had meetings every night since Sunday.  Tonight I plan to fill the bathtub, bubble bath, glass of wine and a book and soak and read for an hour or two.  Supper is already cooked and will just have to be heated.  I might even be able to stay awake and watch ER start the new season.

June 12, 2008, 1:45 pm
Filed under: home, Life

Shewwww…when June started so did the heat & humidity!  I’m ready for fall.

The airshow was this past weekend and as much as I wanted to see the Blue Angels, there was no way.  It must of been over 100 on the tarmac–no shade and very little wind.  We left at 2 pm-Angels performed at 3, but I was already just a puddle of glisten.  I love airshows and have been going to them since I was a young’un.  They used to be in May, but in all ?wisdom? to draw more tourists this year was moved to June and the folks were not prepared for the increase in hot.  Water should have been free, but was $3.00/small bottle.  The second day was adjusted for the heat–could take coolers with your own ice and water, umbrellas and they had set up AC cooling stations with more shade available.  On Sat. every bit of shade under and around the B-52 bomber was occupied.  As always what we saw of the airshow was excellent.  The things the pilots can do is amazing.

To top the heat–the AC at work quit and it has taken 7 days to get it fixed.  So swelter here, go home take a cool shower and sit in chair til bedtime, just to wrung out to do much of anything.

This weekend is the golf tourney our chapter of ABWA sponsors to raise money for education fund.  We award scholarships in June from money raised the previous June.  There are so many deserving applicants, from new HS grads to more mature folks returning to school.  The high on tourney day is to be in the 90’s and somehow 18 holes of golf are not played inside in the AC.  I need to invent a bubble suit that carries individual AC outside with me.  Misting fan here I come.

Dirt Under My Nails
May 7, 2008, 9:17 am
Filed under: home, Life

Spring is sprung and summer will be here in a jiff.  That means that I spent Saturday planting and cutting some grass but mostly weeds.  Lantana, vennca, petunias, basil, oregano, tomatoes are all potted, watered and composted.  It rained last evening so I did not water the plants.  Squirrels love my pottings and the soft soil for digging.  I spend time each afternoon repairing where they have dug in the pots.  Think I need to get some mothball flakes–does that keep them out?

I moved my tomato pots to the front yard this year as it gets almost full day sunshine.  Waiting now to see if that offends my neighbors, hope not because I don’t intend to move them back into the backyard.  Most of my neighbors are retired folks who live on soundfront lots and have very definite ideas on what is acceptable yard “stuff” and don’t mind striking up a conversation to let you know their opinions.

Grey Day
February 22, 2008, 12:19 pm
Filed under: grateful, home

It is so grey and misty rainy.  This is more of the February weather we normally have….lots of grey days.  Makes you really appreciate the sun when it is shining.

Went to the annual “Arts from the Heart” show yesterday after lunch at the bountiful with Mom.  My next door neighbor has some of her leaves on display at the show.  It has been interesting to watch as she has developed her technique for these leaves from her yard shaped by concrete. 

  1. raincoat
  2. decision not to attend Admin. Council last night
  3. flannel pj’s
  4. free meal to go from Thai resturant