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It's Summer Time Baby! LOL

Saturday, June 20, 2020

"Happy 1st Day of Summer" and I truly wish a wonderful summer for you! We are in phase 2 here and can be in small groups of friends and small groups of family ... if we wish. However, as much as I want this, being in the 'older' age bracket, I will still wait a while. No rush as long as I can talk online to family & friends and my niece and my son's wife continue to come over.

Mixed things going on since my last blog. I finally got out of my apt building on Wednesday, just to my heart doctor's to be hooked up with a heart monitor. It wasn't bad to wear and easy to sleep with it on because it was small but I was happy to be able to take it off this morning. Where the monitor was hooked up to three thingys on my chest, it got itchy under those patches. And oh my, I longed for a shower, which can't be when wearing this monitor. Happy Days ... I had the longest shower and washed my hair! I feel so clean now and it was the first time for me to wash my newer shorter hair cut. Straight and easy to care for but the back needs to be cut shorter still when my hairdresser comes this week.

My youngest great-granddaughter Violet will be 4 months old this coming week. I know, I know, where did that time go to? Photo taken this morning shows her happy personality and as I can see, she has her mom's beautiful colouring ... her mom is Spanish. Beautiful baby and so happy!

My other great-granddaughter and Violets 'big sister' Hazel, walking in the river with her mom. Dad took the photo, he is carrying Violet in a body halter ... good dad!

Sad news this week though, I guess we can't have all happy, right? My wee canary Sassy passed away. I knew she was going to as she wasn't acting her usual self. I only had her 5 years, got her from a breeder who had bred her ... a lot! But our 5 years together were happy ones and I cling to that memory.

I had to think long and hard to decide if I want to get another little canary and have decided on no. Although I love these birds and they can be beautiful singers and wonderful little companions, I've been finding that cleaning her cage is taking me longer and it is getting harder for me to do. If that sounds odd, I can't help it, I have to sit and do it and am forever getting up because I've forgotten something I need to clean it. With my wonky leg, this is getting harder on me.

Same as getting my groceries, my niece has been bringing them every two weeks and asked if I'd like to get out this week with her to go grocery shopping. Another thing I needed to think hard about and decided no, not yet. I'd LOVE to get out but I'm in the age bracket where we need to be extra careful because we seem to get this virus easier. And since I already have lung problems, it was a no brainer to say NO. I am too, too afraid of getting this virus! I will wait another two weeks till my next grocery run and see how things are then.

Well now, I've caught you up on what needs catching up on ... except my diet and exercising programs! I'd rather not even respond to that, lol, sorry but though I haven't been gaining any weight, I could have worked harder and lost some these past months! And I do tend to shy away from my leg exercises. I need a good emoticon in the behinder,. You're welcome to leave one in the comments if you wish! LOL

Enjoy your Saturday, the first day of Summer. This day won't come again for another year!


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    I am sorry that Sassy went to the "great beyond" Gloria! --Your granddaughters are so beautiful!
    Did yu get the results of the heart monitor?--- I hope all is good---
    It is difficult to lose weight in this Pandemic-- -- The days seem so busy--I know they are not really--- but our times are off I guess! --
    Anyway--Glad to hear that all is well with you--
    Hugs my dear friend! ==Queen of the Spark world- emoticon
    lotza hugs, Lynda
    202 days ago
    Sorry to hear about Sassy. I am the same way- don't want anymore animals to care for. The arthritis would make it hard on me. So what you said is not odd- makes sense for you too.
    Your family is so adorable. Glad they help you out with shopping.
    Covid19 is worse again down here in FL, so we've cut way back on going out. It's the younger ones causing the spike. Guess they learned the hard way, by disregarding social distance rules and staying away from others, like at bars, restaurants or parties.
    Take care sweet friend. Big emoticon
    206 days ago
    emoticon Your grand daughters are so beautiful. Their smiles make you smile.
    Sorry to hear about Sassy.
    Take care and stay safe.
    208 days ago
    Well, darn I don't get a notice when you write a blog, so weird.

    Loved catching up, I knew most stuff.

    Your Great G are so cute.

    Hugs to you
    212 days ago
    Nice post Gloria. The baby is so cute. Is her mom from Spain or heritage from other countries.?

    Ive been to Mexico 7 times,so you can see I love itand the language too!โ›ฒ Best wishes on whatever you choose on going out๐Ÿ ๐Ÿก๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿ—ป๐Ÿ—ผ

    215 days ago
    I understand about the grocery store. I go out maybe every two to three weeks and last week my mom decided she wanted to come out with me. After we came home she said she doesn't want to go into another one any time soon. When I go my mom comes but she stays in the car. She just wants to get out of the house and that seems to work for her. Maybe you can do that as well.

    Your grandbabies are adorable. I can't get over how much Hazel has grown. Violet has that beautiful head of hair.
    219 days ago
  • JAMER123
    That is sad news with the loss of your little sweetie canary. So sorry.
    Beautiful pictures of your greats! So cute as is your granddaughter.
    Thanks for sharing.
    219 days ago
  • LINDA!
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your canary. These things are always so tough. Beautiful photos of your family.

    Happy Summer! emoticon
    219 days ago
    Nice pictures. Don't we enjoy the little ones. emoticon
    219 days ago
    emoticon Gloria so sorry to hear about Sassy. emoticon
    Good for you that you got for a tad even if it was to the Doctors. Oh I bet that shower and washing your hair was like Heaven. Better to be safe on going to the store, if you have people that can help out when you need something that would be great if they could pick things up for you.
    It was a Hot and humid one here today 93 and a repeat for Sun, Monday. You be safe in this heat drink lots of water.
    Love the pictures, sweet as always. emoticon emoticon
    219 days ago
    219 days ago
    Love baby pictures, so glad you got out even if itโ€™s only for heart monitor emoticon
    219 days ago
    Love the pictures, Gloria, and sorry to hear about Sassy.

    I think you are being very wise to take things easy. We are too. I believe too many people are going back to normal way too fast, and I do not want to put myself at risk.

    I am glad that you have help with errands, etc.

    Be careful and be safe,
    Hugs, Gail
    219 days ago
    219 days ago
    Happy 1st day of summer to you too! Sure feels like it here in Ohio super warm its been in the 90's a lot.
    Your great grandchildren are a pure delight.So glad you share your special pictures.
    In a couple of weeks you will want to get out and be able to walk around at the store, so emoticon
    try a few exercises think abo emoticon emoticon ut how exciting it will be to be out and about. emoticon
    219 days ago
    I'm so sorry about your loss of Sassy - they burrow into our hearts, don't they?!? I completely understand about your decision not to get another, though. Sometimes the amount of care they need is physically beyond what we're comfortably able to do, and of course we want what is best for THEM, too.

    Your little great-granddaughters are beautiful!!!
    219 days ago
    Love the family pictures sorry again about Sassy . you many change your mind about a new bird friend i say never say never. Good plan to stay home i have to push my self out the door some days . like today but if i want to eat dinner I need to move it. Still not ready to hit the gym yet that is my next goal. i could use a kick in the ..... so leaving two emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    219 days ago
  • KITT52
    Oh my ..isnt baby Violet just adorable... of course so is Hazel, she is getting to be a big girl too..
    You do those leg exercises.... it's important for sure... maybe you can do a few through the day..but I find it best to do first thing in the morning then ...its over.
    We are still staying home too. If I must go out I wear a mask... we go only to places that wear masks... we do miss our travels but we want to live to enjoy life longer..
    Enjoy your summer..
    Sorry to hear about your bird...they are so sweet..but I understand why it's best not to get another one...
    219 days ago
    emoticon Here's your kick in the behinder, Gloria! Just do one set of the exercises today, then one set tomorrow, etc. you want to be able to walk when this is all over.
    Yes, we are the "older set" that they say are most vulnerable to this virus. I am fortunate to bein Alaska where there are comparatively minimal cases. I do go out, but with my mask on and practice distancing.
    Your Greats are adorable.
    219 days ago
    Happy 1st day of summer to you too! Go with your niece to get your groceries but stay in the car (with air conditioner on) while she shops. That way at least you get out of the house.
    219 days ago
    oh I am with you 100% Gloria...

    love those beautiful grand babies.... !!

    219 days ago
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