Sunshine! Blessed Sunshine!

After a good night’s sleep, it was so nice seeing the sun peeking over the trees. Yesterday was depressing with all the rain. From the looks of my driveway, more of the gravel washed down toward the house. I don’t know if it would do any good to get more or not. It would give the rain something else to move.

The clouds drifted back in for a little while but then it cleared off and turned into a beautiful blue sky with cottony puffs here and there. My mood improves tremendously with the sun.

The aftermath of flooding is terrible as are the tornadoes in Oklahoma. One of my Facebook friends lives in the OKC area and she views tornadoes as a way of life. I prefer less violent weather.

Besides getting some things done in the house, I went outside, sat in the sun for 10 minutes and did a most dreaded task. It’s one that always makes me kind of sad. I thinned the carrots. My sister told me my brother-in-law used to thin the corn. She couldn’t bring herself to do it. I agree with her. It seems counterproductive to plant seed and then pull the plants up.

My niece bought my other sister a new phone. It sounds like a nice one and must be hearing aid compatible. The volume can be turned up which, I’m sure, helps. She figures those type phones aren’t in demand now since more and more people are getting rid of their landlines. I don’t have a landline but I still have a standard phone set I use with my MagicJack. It costs a lot less and it does what I need it to do. When the power went off the other day, I could use my cell phone with my WiFi and GrooVe IP/Google Voice. I was trying to explain all that to my sister but it’s kind of hard. She said she’d have to research it. That’s probably a good idea.

I must confess. I bought three ears of corn the other day and, this afternoon, I turned them into the first fried corn I’ve had in eight years. It made enough for two meals so I’ll have some more tomorrow. It was so good! Reminded me of what my mother used to fix. I would like to cook some poke, too, but it’s bug-eaten. I remember when we would pick sacks of it and not a bug anywhere.

Genese was going to get someone to fax her TennCare card to the audiologist but I haven’t heard whether she was able to or not. I sent her a private message but she hasn’t replied.

Twinkle is looking expectant. I haven’t dosed her yet so I guess I’d better take care of that, feed her and go to bed.

3 Responses to Sunshine! Blessed Sunshine!

  1. Mary Jane May 21, 2013 at 11:52 am #

    The sun does make life more cheerful!

    Too bad I can’t share poke with you–I have lots of it at the edges of my yard. I remember when Mother, my husband, and I were on the way to Denver and stopped along the gorge so I could pick big bags of poke to take with us. After we got there two of us spent what seemed like hours washing it, but how the crowd loved it! We were afraid one brother-in-law (who had never eaten it before) would get sick because he ate so much of it. Memories!

    • Tommie May 21, 2013 at 12:00 pm #

      Many years ago when I worked at the hospital, the housekeeping supervisor (now deceased) brought me a grocery sack full. My CIL sprays weed killer around the edges of the woods where it grows. I wish…

  2. Lila May 21, 2013 at 12:12 pm #

    You know, I hadn’t thought to check on whether or not this new phone is hearing aid compatible, because I can hear it fine otherwise. Just tried it, and I do believe it may be!

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