Do I Have Something to Say?

Dunno.We’ll find out. It’s been awhile since I’ve written anything here. I’ve been busy you know – uh huh. My most important job is keeping the seats of my favorite chairs warm.

I did have cataract surgery the end of the week. OhMiGosh! What a difference it makes. Overnight the world became brighter and in focus – so much crisper. So I’m kind of on a type of restriction for awhile. This week the biggy is no lifting and no bending. I’m learning how many millions of times a day living requires bending. I thought I was prepared – things that are used frequently placed at counter height, that kind of thing. Then there are the surprises – like brushing teeth requires bending. What?! Won’t be able to mow the lawn for three weeks. Sadness here. Uh huh.

I found Cranberry Beans. Had no idea those things existed. I think they’re a lot like Pinto Beans. Yesterday I made Borracho Cranberry Beans – yes, drunk beans. They drank a bottle of beer. A bit spicy too, probably because of the jalapeños. They’re really very good over rice.

Our government. Sigh. Our government. Need I say more? Probably not, but I will. I saw Pence on the news defending Trump’s rallies in Tulsa and Phoenix. One of the weakest defenses I’ve ever heard. Freedom of speech, freedom to gather, all those freedoms that make it okay. Freedom to wear a mask if you choose. More of that “setting an example” thing we expect, or should expect, of the “leaders” of our country. The representatives of our country. Could we just vote tomorrow please?

I think I’ll just stay here in my home, by myself, with my masks handy in case I need to go somewhere. Living is kind of important to me.

I’m going to be a grandmother again! yep. My new grandchildren are due to hatch tomorrow. Hatch. Yes. Hatch. My daughter is getting chickens. Maybe I’ll even be able to go meet them this summer. The Covid thing, you know, slows down spending time with those you love as well as those you don’t even know.

My weaving is a happening thing. I’m on a kitchen towel mission these days. My two most recent projects:

Gifts for friends

There are baby swallows in one of the nesting boxes outside my window getting eager to fledge. Keeping their parents busy with providing the food necessary to give them strength to try that flying thing. A prime example of one of the reasons my cats can only go outside into their catio. Reduces the damage they can do to the local bird population.

Despite our “leaders”, my life really is enough. I hope yours is too.

About Carol

I'm me - nothing unusual, just me. Widowed, 2 grown children who are my best friends, 1 dog, retired, loving being retired. I am woman, I am strong.
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28 Responses to Do I Have Something to Say?

  1. Stunning towels. Can put my order in today?

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  2. leendadll says:

    Those bright towels are GORGEOUS!!! I’m overwhelmed by how fast you picked up weaving! I want to try it but finances say NO!

    Congrats on the surgery!! I’m thrilled that it was so successful for you! Do you know what type of lens you got?

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    • Carol says:

      I only know the lens corrected my distance vision. Correcting close-up vision isn’t covered by Medicare (?) and breaks my budget. The card from the doctor says it is UV with blue light filter.

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      • leendadll says:

        I didn’t know they have UV & blue blocking in the lenses! The last development I saw was auto-focusing bifocal lenses.

        I hope your near vision is good enough to only need cheap reading glasses!

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        • Carol says:

          Debating about glasses. Right I’m mostly using some old readers I have.

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          • leendadll says:

            I’m fortunate to only need 1.25 readers at this point. Optometrist tried to sell me glasses, which is when I learned about every part being separate. I could get some nice glasses from him for roughly $850, or from a store for $11.

            I really like the options and service at Readers.com

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            • Carol says:

              A little later I’ll venture into a real store and try readers on to figure out what strength I need. When the vision has decided what it’s going to be. I’ve been getting my glasses from Zennioptical.com.

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            • leendadll says:

              I tried Zenni but for my basic 1.25 computer readers it’s waaaaay to much work and money. But it looks great for prescription lenses!

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  3. It’s great to hear from you!! Sounds like you’re keeping really busy and not only with seat warming!! Being able to watch birdies fledge might make the solitude that much more bearable, hmm? Catio? 😆 How funny!! The weaving is beautiful as always! Have a blessed 4th. It’ll come around, despite C-19 and the orange moron/menace doing his thing. We are survivors, you and I.

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  4. loisajay says:

    You are such a talent, Carol. Those towels are so pretty. I would display them only–lo! to someone who actually tried to dry dishes with them. I’ve seen ‘Ask me about my granddogs’ bumper stickers. I wonder if they make them for grandcats. One would think…. Could we just vote tomorrow please?–I think I say that every day.

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  5. dawnkinster says:

    I have never heard of cranberry beans. Where did you find them? Do you think I could use some other kind of bean with a similar result using your recipe? LOVE your towels!

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  6. Your tea towel look fantastic, I love the bright colours and the neat edges. I’d buy some from you if I didn’t know that shipping them to Australia would probably cost an arm and a leg. I hope you get to see the baby swallows fly.

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  7. Robin says:

    Your towels are so beautiful. ❤ And a big congrats on the new grandchicks!

    I wish we could vote today or tomorrow or sometime very soon. I've pretty much had enough (although I am grateful that I also have Enough).

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  8. Carol — Love your kitchen towels. You’re so talented!

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  9. Joanne says:

    I’m loving your weaving projects, Carol! You really are one talented lady xx

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  10. Kathy says:

    Glad to hear your cataract surgery went well and life looks so crisp and clear again! Smiling to hear about the grand chicks, too. Some of us have to make do with grand animals these days! Also going to echo everyone else and congratulate you on your creative talent to make so many things with your hands.

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  11. Lisa says:

    Happy your cataract surgery went well. My mom had some issues with hers but they are starting to get better. Your towels look fantastic and will give a wonderful pop of color to any kitchen. You are so creative. My grandma used to have a pet turkey chick that she named Peep. It (he/she?) would perch on a person’s shoulders and just sit there! Hope you get to see the swallow babies. YOU be careful in the yard, Swallows are extremely protective of their nests! xoxo

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