Musings

I’ve spent a lot of time lately musing about a lot of things.  Like right now I’m wondering what happened to the first draft of this post?  It was finished and ready to hit “publish” when I hit something else and made it disappear.  I felt like a magician for a minute — right up til I looked for my missing draft and didn’t find anything at all but a blank screen staring back at me.  That seems like a bad way to start something on a cloudy, frigid day.

For some time now I’ve been thinking that someone should have given me an IQ test before allowing me to begin using the “smart” phones.  It’s kinda sad when the phone is smarter than the person trying to use it but that seems to be the case with me.  My cell phone is proving to be my downfall and leading to my turning the atmosphere around me rather blue st times.  For example, this morning I attempted to place a call to one of my siblings.  Simple enough thing, right?  Nope!  It rang two times and then nothing was happening.  I pulled it away from my face to see if it could tell me anything about what was wrong and discovered I had him on hold along with two other people who are in my phone book.  Have no idea how this happened and not sure I ever want to know but I think the poltergeist who lives in my apartment is hard at work again.

Speaking of my poltergeist, he/she has taken my remote again.  It was in my pocket where I could find it and now it’s not.  I’ve written about my ongoing problems keeping up with my remotes before but this is getting ridiculous!  How on earth and in the universe could a remote control to my television jump out of the pocket it was in?  And just where in this building did it take that big jump?  Oh, it will turn up some day and I certainly know how to walk over and flip a switch to turn the tube on and off it it becomes necessary, but I’m spoiled by some of this modern technology.  Go ahead and laugh folks, it doesn’t bother me.  I’ll probably laugh harder than any one else could if I find it hiding in the fridge or sitting somewhere in plain view yet constantly overlooked by me.  Life can be amusing in these so called golden years.  Maybe I should have said frustrating since at times it is, but mostly just funny.  Come to think of it, these things were a lot funnier when they were happening to my parents and grandparents.  There is a warped sense of humor working here so I’ll slap my own hand and move on.

I have managed to find some gold on that dirt path I travel though.  It can be found all around if you open your eyes and look up from the dirt.  In fact, I looked up while attempting to walk in the hall outside my apartment door and then by focusing on something higher up managed to walk the entire distance of the hall!   Not bad for an old lady who has fallen as many times as I have lately.  I may not ever win a marathon but I can now walk the length of this hall and back now.  Sure, I fall into my chair as soon as the door closes behind me but the biggie here is that I walk!

I’ve put these photos up before but now seems like a good time to share some of my gold.  Here goes!

And here are some of the quilts that keep me occupied lately.

Have a wonderful rest of your day!

15 thoughts on “Musings

  1. It is really nice to see you in here again, dear Angie 😀
    I hope, that you will find your remote control again…
    Great to read, that you can walk again, even if it is only for a little, this is new to me.
    Wish you a beautiful week.

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    1. Thank you, Irene. Walking is still new to me but I feel myself getting stronger each day. My goal is going shopping without my power chair! As for my remote, it has to be somewhere around my lift chair and probably in plain sight at that. Unless of course that pesky poltergeist is hiding it. I don’t normally believe in ghosts but since the remote doesn’t have legs a playful ghost is the best answer i can come up with. 😇😁❤

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      1. Great goal Angie, but the chair could be practical for carrying home your goods 😀
        Many years ago, I remember to buy a key holder, as was great in the way, as you just whistled and the key holder did answer the call with a sound. I used this in my household, as we sometimes couldn’t find our keys. Maybe you could find something like that and attach it to fx. your remote control 😀

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      2. That’s a good idea, Irene. I’ve heard of keyholders like that and lights that turn themselves on when you clap your hands, so maybe I need a remote to control my remote! The thing that puzzles me though iw how I can put things down and turn away for a few minutes only to find that the things I just put down have disappeared. Most of the time it is because I knocked it off the table or shelf without realizing it but it do get frustrating! I think I’ll try to find something I can attach to everything I lose to make them easier to find. 👍💖

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  2. I usually take 6 to 8 of each shot and use different angles in order to find one or two usable photos. I’ve also stopped using my camera because it’s weight drags me down. Now I use my cellphone camera exclusively. It’s lightweight but at times even that is too much. I can put it down and come back later when I’m photographing the dolls or the quilts but for outdoor photos I don’t have that option. Most of these photos were taken a few years ago and my daughter took the fields of daffodils. Fortunately I have a photo editing program that works for me most of the time. Google pulled it a few years ago so I am very careful with the flash drive it’s on now. It’s not the best one out but I don’t need the best and the one click operation just makes it easier for my little bit of editing.

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  3. Whenever something goes missing, the wife just says “it will turn up eventually, but since I like order, especially in the physical universe since I am blind, this drives me crazy at times. If i may ask, what happened that you’re learning to walk again? did you have a bad fall or accident? I just now discovered your blog so intend to follow. Have a good rest of the week.

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    1. THANK YOU SCOTT. I HAVE ADVANCED MS AND SO MUCH GENERALIZED WEAKNESS THAT HALF OF MY LIFE HAS BEEN SPENT TRYING TO KEEP MY BALANCE. THE OPTIC NERVE IN MY RIGHT IS SLOWLY BEING BLOCKED NOW AND I HAVE KNOWN THE TERROR OF BEING UNABLE TO SEE A FEW TIMES LATELY. AND AS FOR FALLS — I’VE HAD MORE THAN I CAN COUNT OVER THE YEARS. AND ACTUALLY THE MS WAS NEVER SUSPECTED UNTIL THE NIGHT I GOT HOME FROM A LATE MEETING, GRABBED MY DOG AND BRIEFCASE, GOT OUT OF MY CAR AND FELL IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET WITH AN 18-WHEELER COMING TOWARD ME AT A RAPID RATE OF SPEED. I ROLLED OUT OF THE WAY AND UNDER MY CAR JUST IN TIME TO FEEL THE BREEZE FROM HIS TIRES, FINALLY OUT FROM UNDER AND THEN CRAWLED TO MY NEIGHBOR’S DOOR. HE AND HIS WIFE HELPED ME HOME, PUPPY STILL HELD CLOSE, AND GOT ME INSIDE.. DOC ORDERED TESTS NEXT DAY THAT CONFIRMED MS DX. HISTORY TAKEN BY NEUROLOGIST SHOWED I HAVE HAD THE DISEASE SINCE AROUND ELEVEN YEARS OLD, SO NOW HAVE LIVED WITH IT FOR 66 YEARS.

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