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My mornings are the busiest time of day for me. Jose needs a walk before it gets hot, Ted requires a full english breakfast and the clean up it entails, there is usually a load of laundry to do and then I have to get on with the tasks I have outlined for the day after I answer e mails and look at our blog site. I usually get seduced by facebook and spend too much time there. I cannot manage any of this without coffee. How do people survive who don't drink it. There are three things I want to do if I can motivate Ted. There is an exhibition of French Impressionists at the OKCMOA. There is also a presentation of one of my favorite plays, Arsenic and Old Lace at the Jewel Box Theater and I want to see the Movie, The Kitchen before it is gone. I read Martin's review and I think we would really like it. I don't trust my driving to do any of this alone. I am fine driving around this suburb because I know where everything is but not in territory that isn't well known. Ted just had his cataracts removed so he should be fine driving at night. I just put out a big box of clothing for Special Olympics. This is hard for me because I get attached to my clothes. I am mourning a silk blazer that I put in the box already. It was my shade of blue/green. It was about 15 years old...time to let go. Do any of you feel the same way? Have a happy day and try to stay cool and hydrated.

posted on Aug 21, 2019 7:36 AM ()


I get attached to linens - dish towels, pot holders, bed sheets, etc. that were my mother's or that I've had since the 1970s. Some of them are getting threadbare, and I'm thinking of getting into the fabric that my mother left to make some new potholders - still some memories.
comment by traveltales on Aug 21, 2019 5:27 PM ()
I love that you have a supply of vintage fabric and oh so many beautiful
quilts. Quilts mean family to me since every winter of my childhood, my grandmother put up a quilting frame and when you visited, you quilted as you talked. They let my ugly stitches stay in.
reply by elderjane on Aug 22, 2019 2:32 AM ()
Ah yes, I plan to get rid of A lot of stuff when the kiddos return to school. TOMORROW! TOMORROW!
comment by kristilyn3 on Aug 21, 2019 3:04 PM ()
The house is going to seem empty without those little guys! Before you know it they will be going to college. Time seems to pass in the blink of an eye.
reply by elderjane on Aug 22, 2019 2:34 AM ()
Sorry to say Ed and I don't go anywhere unless we have made a date with friends, and usually it's dinner. My bff, Nadine, used to invite me to plays but that hasn't happened in a while. As for clothes, I don't have any trouble getting rid of stuff, it says here, but I haven't given away my dresses that I will never wear again. Go figure. My dress up is tailored pants and a aglamorous top. I have one I bought at Nieman Marcus --- black with a spray of gold studs around the neck and down the sides. I wear gold earrings with it. I wear tights and sometimes a form fitting top to the market. Women stop me and give me compliments. You can take the girl out of New York, but you can't take New York out of the girl. I will never be a Floridian, forget it. The other day I googled New York photos to get my city fix. Sigh. Besides the scenery, after all, we are on big water, and the birds and the dolphins, and those quirky little Ibis with the hooked beaks, what I like about Florida is that my vote counts more.
comment by tealstar on Aug 21, 2019 3:03 PM ()
When the rest of us are freezing and especially in New York, treasure your balmy weather. I love dolphins, Ibus and hibiscus about Florida and never being icy cold. I am jealous of your New York thinness but not jealous enough to make the necessary sacrifice. I like to blame my medicine and I did follow Ed's advice about the blood thinner.
reply by elderjane on Aug 22, 2019 2:42 AM ()
By the time a man is 5eady to give up on a piece of clothing there isn't enough left of it to donate.
comment by jjoohhnn on Aug 21, 2019 11:15 AM ()
I hear you John. Ted is still clinging to some seventies items that I would never let him go out in public in. Do you remember that perfectly awful double knit and the leisure suit?
reply by elderjane on Aug 22, 2019 2:44 AM ()
In this heat I would recommend the less-exerting choices, either a play or movie in the cool dark. I loved the movie version of Arsenic & Old Lace with Cary Grant. In clothes sometimes it's the color or fabric I can't find anywhere else that I love and hang onto -- you know those hippie sort of Indian stores that sell clothes and incense? I love those because of the bright colored fabrics.
comment by drmaus on Aug 21, 2019 8:53 AM ()
I am restricting forays outside into the eight to eleven a.m. time range. I was out for Ted's doctors appointment at 3:20 yesterday, we waited on our opthamologist until 4:50 and overdosed on HGTV while waiting. He is so very young and so very busy!! Our primary care physician said when you went to Dean McGee you should pack a lunch because the wait was so long but of course it is the very best place for eyes. It was 116 degrees when we left at five!
reply by elderjane on Aug 22, 2019 2:53 AM ()

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