Sunday, October 18, 2020

Moving right along

 Yesterday was a lovely day - a fun day actually, being remembered and cared about - Oh so super nice.  

Today I'm feeling less than wonderful, perhaps a reaction to the flu shot I got Thursday. My husband felt a little wobbly on Friday and Saturday, I may be reacting a bit later. We got the regular shot because every time we showed up the super dose for seniors was out of stock and then, don't ya know, the supply came in the next day...We just can't be going back and forth to the pharmacy day after day so - regular flu shot it was. 

I was going to post pics of the beautiful flowers I received but - most of you have seen them already. I know some folks think cut flowers are a waste but I love them. I don't need any tchotkes or jewelry or clothes. While I love chocolate I shouldn't be eating that either. House plants you say? Well I've nowhere to put them. I live in an apartment with very narrow window sills, butting up to the window sills are various cat perches so even if I were prone to buying a plant stand, no where to put it. I think our apartment is too chock-a-block with stuff now, adding more stuff? No. 

But the flowers delight me, truly. Tho I do wish folks would just send me a card...I know that sounds ungrateful but their money is better spent on their families and themselves. Me, just a card or a call - all I need.

And speaking of calls - this is so funny. I have a 'friend' who I met on-line, oh maybe 20 years ago? On a board called "Da Brooklyn Stoop". Originally there was a "Queens Stoop" and when that closed down all the old timers who were left moved on to Da Brooklyn Stoop. For many and various reasons, mostly old age and some serious disagreements, Da Brooklyn Stoop is on it's way out. I haven't posted on that board in years BUT I stay in touch with one person via Facebook. Last week this lovely lady asked for my phone number. "Sure" I said.

Yesterday my phone rings and lo and behold - dear Joyce calls - and I think we talked for 2 hours! 2 hours~ Who tawks that much? I guess 2 old ladies from New Yawk City do. It was a most delightful surprise. 

If one must have surprises in one's life then please let them be flowers and fun and frieneds.


8 comments:

  1. I always say... get me a gift I can "use up" because I'm trying to downsize for a smaller place & don't need anymore "stuff". So your fresh cut flowers would be right up my alley, Grace, and I don't think they're a waste either. I'm so glad you had a nice birthday and that phone call sounds like a wonderful gift in and of itself. I hope you feel better soon, after your flu shot. I simply can't get them, as when I do I catch the flu months later. I've gotten the shot and not gotten the shot enough to see the pattern. I thought I was crazy until I heard a doctor speak about the phenomenon. Apparently there are more of us than was previously thought, out in the world. So if folks like us get the flu shot this year, we're almost guaranteed of getting COVID because our immune systems are so temporarily damaged by the flu shot. But The Husband can get it without issue. Will he? Of course not! He thinks he's Superman! ~Andrea xoxo

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    1. Vaccines? Yes, please, bring 'em on! I haven't had the flu in years and neither has my husband. I know some folks can't get them for a variety of reasons. Our local grocery store chain has a fabulous pharmacy and everything we've had was free including the Shringex shingles shots. The phone call was a total hoot, I enjoyed it. The only phone calls I usually make/take involve making doctor's appointments.

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  2. 🙂 I believe that almost anyone can get away with eating chocolate; provided that it is eaten in moderation.

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    1. My husband is diabetic, so we don't keep 'contraband' in the house.

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  3. Funny you mentioned Brooklyn Stoop. A blogger wrote about sitting on her porch. I said where I am from we say sittin' on the stoop. I know it's foreign around these parts but c'mon I say stoop, pop and now ya'll. I'm living in the mid-atlantic - not quite south and not quite north language for me now.
    Technically south of the mason Dixon line but you know what I mean!

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    1. Oh Virginia is South! Odd about the North East - New Yawk and Philly tawk much the same way but, oh say, Boston - whole 'nother country slang wise. My husband is from Boston and he refers to things in what is totally a foreign language to me. 'Pop' is what I called my father! "Elastic" for rubber band makes me crazy. I don't actually say 'Y'all' but I write it. What do people in the South call their front stoops?

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  4. BTW - Happy Belated Birthday!!!

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