2020 – SEPT. 2 – 7

WEDNESDAY – 9/2/20
If you haven’t seen the movie A Walk To Remember, I highly recommend it.
It’s a wonderful love story inspired by author Nicholas Sparks’ sister and her husband.
Without giving away too much of the storyline for those of you who haven’t seen it, one of the main characters is a young woman named Jamie (played by Mandy Moore) and Jamie has cancer.
She, like me, like a lot of people with cancer, made a list of things she wanted to do before she dies.
#4 on her list is resonating deeply with me this month as my grandchildren start school in the classroom and at home and I know that my kiddos could use an extra set of hands. It’s not easy to juggle regular school, homeschool, after school activities, and daycare all while working full time during normal times. During a pandemic? I can’t even imagaine. That’s a lot of balls in the air and I wish I could be there to help, which leads me into prompt #2 on the Sept. journal prompt list.

*****Back east helping out my kiddos with my grandkids and this ridiculous schooling setup. Thanks Covid.

I remember what a pain it was to get teenagers to do their homework when they got home from school. I can’t even imagine what it’s like to have to go to work and leave them at home alone to do the whole school day online and not just online but on YouTube! Youtube can suck adults into a black hole of non-stop video watching but these kids are expected to be so focused that they only watch videos pertaining to their school work?? Riiiiggghhht…

Yes, there’s a lot of great information on YouTube but there’s also a lot of trash and time-wasting crap on there. I honestly don’t know how parents are pulling this off but kudos to the ones that are because this would be enough to turn me into an alcoholic.

THURSDAY – 9/3/2020
*****My beautiful angel Luci just snoozing away while I crocheted next to her…
It’s been almost 2 months and I still cry every day.
You are loved and missed my sweet girl.

The highlight of my day was a really nice surprise visit with my friend “Miranda” and her littlest one who’s not so little anymore! Geez o’ Pete. I think kids really do grow like weeds!
It’s always so great to see them. We even snuck in a hug. Ssshhh. Don’t tell the Covid nazis.

“Miranda,” beating me to the seasonal baking brought us some homemade zucchini bread and it is sooooo delicious. I’ve been enjoying a slice or two every morning with my coffee.

FRIDAY – 9/4/2020
*****Bungee jumping.
Okay, so I used to want to try bungee jumping but that was before turning 57, before my fear of heart attacks, and before I realized I could use my hooters as bungee cords!

Sooo, a little bit of real-life sneaking into this post… Not sure when we switched gears but suddenly we were catapulted into the “we put the fun in dysfunctional” mode.
Nothing I’ll post about but holy crow families are just the weirdest little colonies, aren’t they? How can siblings raised in the same house with the same rules all turn out so different??
Fortunately, the dysfunction is not my kids or theirs this go-round so I’ll just get on with posting because seriously. It’s been a day.
Later in the afternoon, there was no more fun in dysfunctional.
My car decided to either blow a radiator hose or the whole radiator. I have no idea. It was running hot but no bells and whistles were going off, no flashing lights on the dash. I let it cool for a minute, should have been longer than a minute… I lifted the hood and it looked like green slime everywhere. I let the hood back down, went inside, made myself a cocktail, and proceeded to watch a whole season of Charmed. Not sure when I’ll take the vehicle in but I’ve got other things going on so when I do I do.
That’s pretty much where I’m at with that.

SATURDAY – 9/5/2020
*****Getting to visit with Miranda and her littlest, then I made some curtains, finished 2 hats, got halfway thru a sweater, and started a reading shawl w/pockets.
Oh. And got all of my son’s birthday shopping done! That was a big success.
Here’s a couple of the hats I made.
Super chunky and super warm!

SUNDAY – 9/6/2020
*****Okay… I’ll share my first memory of my very first friend, my best friend in kindergarten. Her name was Meemo and I thought she had the coolest name and she had the coolest pixie cut. My hair was so long I could sit on it and I wanted a pixie cut sooooo bad but that was a big fat no from my Catholic dad who believed a woman’s hair was her glory. As I got older I believed my long-ass or ass long hair was a pain in the ass, not to mention sooooo boring! Eventually, I did get a pixie cut. Thanks, Meemo for the inspiration way back when.

MONDAY – 9/7/2020
*****Don’t burn your bridges.
It’s been my experience that some bridges need to be burned and/or blown up and that’s okay.

Today we started decorating the house for Halloween. It gets spookier every year which is surprising since I do not like to be scared at all. I watched a couple of episodes of Goosebumps with my daughter-in-law. How have I not seen these?? That’s about as spooky as I get.
Also. Disney+ has Halloween Town. One of my favorite Halloween movies. I’ll be watching that soon.

On this day 2 months ago…
❤ ❤

My sweet Luci is gone. I will love her and miss her forever.

I really, really do!
So many of you are on my mind and I am praying that you are all safe and continue to remain safe. It’s such a crazy world out there and now Mother Nature is following suit.

I know school is happening all over. How many of your children/grandchildren/nieces/nephews are actually back in school?? All of my grandkids are on a split schedule I believe. Two weeks in school, two weeks out. I think that’s how it’s happening. Who knows… Everything changes so much anymore.

Okay. Jumping off of here and making the reading/commenting rounds. I really need to see what you’ve all been up to!
Please be safe. ❤


17 thoughts on “2020 – SEPT. 2 – 7

  1. aha! A comment box! I knew there had to be one…
    I’ve loved reading your September so far, but sorry to hear your little dog has passed.
    Love the hats you made too. I can’t crochet, my mum tried to teach me but I didn’t want to learn. It’s easier for me to just buy a hat at the cheap shop if I need one.
    Funny how you disliked your sit-on length hair and all I’ve wanted my whole life is hair long enough to sit on. It never grows more than five inches below my collar.


    1. Thank you River. I love crocheting, knitting not so much. I usually stock up on those cheap0 99 cent gloves in the winter and keep a pair or 5 in my car and I always have a pair shoved into the pockets of my winter coats. They come in handy! – The long hair… Such a pain. I would’ve gladly given you tons of mine. My sister kept their hair long and long-ish but once I got the short n’ sassy cut I never looked back.


  2. I loved that book and movie. Perfect casting! I am so glad my kids are out of all schooling and my grandkids are not school age yet. What a nightmare for all! I could barely take the hours of homework every night. Too much pressure on kids and parents these days. Remember the good ole days of taking the SAT once and just accepting your score? And applying to one college, the one you could afford? Don’t get me started…..

    My husband burned bridges with two sisters. We call it Boundaries and we now have stress free holidays!


    1. Your husband and I must share the same family! Hahaha. And that stress lifting and leaving your life, isn’t it the best? And yesssssssss! Those were the days… So simple. The test and college you could afford. The end. We need to wind the clocks back. I want the simple days, the cool clothes, music, and cars. Peace, love, and flower power.


  3. The hats turned out great.

    I want to know what idiot teacher gave the kiddos YouTube to watch. We’re doing virtual meets where they have to be in class videoconferencing for an hour. (Of course, they turn off their cameras and microphones, so for all we know, they could be watching YouTube and ignoring us, but we’re actually lecturing and stuff.) Today they were supposed to be working on essays about college. Many not so much, but we could monitor what they were doing and see who was on task and who wasn’t.


    1. Thank you. I’m on a hat kick lately. – I don’t know how much actual face time my grandkids get with their teachers when they’re at home nor do I know why it’s two weeks on and two weeks off but I do know it’s totally screwy and kudos to all of you teachers making this work too!


  4. I love what you did here and wish I had the gumption to do it. For some sick reason I am compelled to post five days a week. I’m sure my writing and my readers suffer for it. Love you. Did you get the picture I sent in messenger? It’s totally something you should have. Happy September !


    1. No. Your readers do not suffer thru anything! I’m quite certain we learn something new with every post and I know we all love your Six Sentence stories! I get short on time so I jot something down every day or try to and then condense it all with the help of those prompt challenges. 🙂 – Oh! Yes! I got your message btw… And yes that sign is so me, so me in fact that I’ll have to make myself one! I need to put my Cricut to use! Thank you for the inspiration. 🙂 – Happy September to you!!


  5. I haven’t seen the movie A Walk to Remember but I’ve heard it’s a very moving story. I know you’d love to be back east helping with your grandkids! I can only imagine how tough it is for parents with work and school during the pandemic.

    What a sweet pic of your angel Luci! Every time one of my pups went to the Rainbow Bridge, I cried for months afterward. You never really get over it but you always carry the precious memories in your heart.

    LMAO about the idea of using your hooters as bungee cords! You really did accomplish a lot with the curtains, hats, and everything else. Nice work on those hats! Love the story about your very first friend in kindergarten. Meemo is a cool name.

    For me, the past couple of weeks have been sad. A good friend I knew since 8th grade in New Jersey passed away. He was diabetic, went to the hospital, got Covid, and died after becoming ill. Just too sad! Two days after that, a cousin’s wife in Rhode Island went to the hospital for tests and died right there of a massive heart attack at age 53! It was shocking b/c she had no history of heart problems and none of the usual indicators. And then there are the fires in California where my husband and I have family and friends. So far, all of them are safe but no one can leave the house, the air is not breathable. I lived in CA for 20 years, both Southern and then Northern CA, before moving back East. It’s heartbreaking to see the devastation! Plus the worry about those living there being able to stay safe. Other than that though, I am fine. The Mark Twain quote is perfect! Have a great week. 🙂


    1. Oh Madilyn, I’m so very sorry about your friend and cousin’s wife! How are you doing??? Back to back loss is so painful. I really am very sorry. 😦 And on top of your losses, you’ve got family and friends n Cali? Omgosh. I would be a wreck. I wish I was there to give you a great big hug and chat over coffee. I hope your family and friends remain safe and please do take care of yourself too Madilyn. ❤


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