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Happy Fourth of July!!

Saturday, July 04, 2020



Happy 4th of July!! Since fireworks have been cancelled in many places I thought I would add some here for you to enjoy!

Feeling much better since I have using Melatonin when I have problems sleeping due to stress. I do not have to use it every day (thank God!) but it has helped me when all the C-19 keeps me up and worried. It is all over the net, TV, etc. I feel like I am drowning in it--emotionally.

Today I got a good nights sleep. I plan to have hamburgers on the grill today with my one son who lives with me. Tomorrow my other son will join us for our Sunday dinner ritual. So far, we are all healthy. My eldest is working but my youngest is unemployed. Thankfully we are progressing despite the C-19.

I got my property tax bill and no discounts this year. I am guessing they can't afford it with all the extra money they have been giving out due tot he C-19. I prepared so I can pay the taxes in full.

Monday I have men coming to cut down my one dead tree and trim some others. Yes, it will be a big bill but I can not do that work anymore. I will be getting fire wood from them no extra fees.

Not sure if mentioned it. But 3 weeks ago I fell off a ladder while trimming my hedges. I fell into the back of one of my out door chairs before hitting the patio. I was stupid. I was stretching to reach a spot and stepped off the ladder onto a small table which could not hold my weight and it broke and I fell. My son, who live s with me, gave me a lecture and now insists I call him if I plan to do any climbing. I just have been so used to doing things myself for years that I forget how old I am and that I am not 19 any more. BUT I FEEL like 19!! I do not feel old. I don't have wrinkles-- just fat I have accumulated over the years due to stress with work, loss of loved ones, and just daily life. So I need to reawaken my optimism and forget the stress. Getting my sleep has helped me do that better.

Starting my 8 week challenge with the Casual Travelers today. I hope I will meet my goal. So enjoy the sun, wind, and occasional rain and keep healthy!
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  • IMUSTLOSEIT1
    Ouch, glad you didn't break anything, and I also have to remember that I am not 19, and I have to ask for help. I have learned years ago that it is okay to ask for help as the lady in our house before us was almost 6 ft tall and I am 5'2" so I have to ask hubby often to reach something for me, or I have to drag out my little ladder, but he is handier, if around. And I no long like climbing that little ladder.
    34 days ago
  • GARDENCHRIS
    be careful
    34 days ago
  • KWOOD1955
    😊😊😊😊😊
    34 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Glad the Melatonin is helping. Definitely have determined it is not in my best interest to watch much news. Just too unnerving.

    No property tax discounts here, either.

    Glad you’re all right after your fall off the ladder. I imagine your DS gave you a lecture. I agree with you . . . I feel like 19 but definitely am not! Have to be cautious.

    Good luck w/your challenge.

    Happy 4th. be safe.
    34 days ago
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