Archive for the ‘FRIENDS’ Category


Friday, August 3rd, 2012

So very much has changed in my life since July 17, 2010.  My husband left me on this date and for the next 14 1/2 months I thought my world had crumbled.  October of 2011, I talked with a very good friend and thru our conversation saw the very bright light of day.  I realized how much better my life was alone than with someone who really did not love me.

At this time, I came out of my shell and started living again.  I was told by my co-workers that they had really been worried about me and was so glad to see me smiling again.  Everything has not been all smiles and roses since, but “Life is Good”!!

I have always loved to dance, but neither my first or second husband cared to dance with me.  October of 2011, I started going to dances and have gone on a pretty regular basis since.  I go to 3 different places regularly and occasionally to others.

At one of the dances in April, I met a guy that kinda rocked my boat and I rocked his.  We neither really wanted to be in a relationship so we decided to be friends and put the relationship on hold, even tho we saw each other a few times.   We no longer see each other, but all is good.

I went camping for the first time in my life in May.  I was surprised at the relaxation I could have and the beauty of the campsite and the place in general..  It was such a great weekend.  The best part is:  camping here is very inexpensive for 2 nights dinners, 2 nights entertainment, accessible pool, and sometimes Saturday day entertainment.  I see a lot of camping weekends in my future as long as I am physically able.

I understand the x is seeing someone and I am glad that he may be happy.  I am not seeing anyone and am happy.  When the right person comes along, if there is a right person, that will be soon enough.  If there is no one that is ok too.

For now, I must keep Christ in my life, gas in my car and be ready for the next event I want to take part in,  and have fun!!!



Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Sometimes situations or actions are very easily understood and sometimes not.  Often all it takes for understanding is to be told why the sudden change in behavior or actions.  The mind will understand even if the heart does not agree.

It is very hard to understand why at the beginning of a conversation everything seems to be fine and then after maybe 90 minutes, one senses something is definitely wrong, asks and is told “I don’t know”.  Conversations ends after about 30 more minutes.

One is anxious about what happened and how and why he/she could feel such a change, but he/she does not initiate another conversation and attempts to do so by the first party are ignored.

Is this the way a real friendship is suppose to be—not to understand what was, is or will be or why?????

I do “Thank You” for helping me climb out of the valley and to the mountain top.  I know I can’t always stay on the top of the mountain ( am not there now), but know that because of you, your words of encouragement and compliments, and disbelief of some of my facts, I will NEVER be in the valley or anywhere near again.  THANK YOU!!!!!!



Saturday, October 1st, 2011

I have been fishing numerous times since July 4.  Most times not even getting a bite.  Twice I have caught several, but never any large enough to keep.

Hopefully that will change today.  My daughter, mutual friend, and myself hopefully will be catching spots.  That is the plan as of right now.  I would so like to catch enough that I could freeze a few.

But the question is:  Should I go fishing or be a sacrificing mom and keep the children so my daughter can really enjoy herself.


Friday, July 1st, 2011

I have said that my cousin, Franny, is my partner in Fun and Travel.  She is widowed and has been about 10 years.

She is fun and likes to have good times.  We get along well together even tho she calls me ‘Weirdo’.

She lives about 11 miles from the pier at Surf City.  Needless to say, we spend a lot of our visiting time on the beach.  Yesterday, I did not use enough sunscreen and got a little too much sun.  Hopefully it will be ok.

She likes to crochet and so do I, so after Fun in the Sun, we will share more time with each other by stitching, drinking tea, and sometimes giving our opinions on certain patterns or helping advice on how to make certain stitches.

When we were young and up until the past year, we did not spend much time together as some cousins do, so now we are trying to make up for lost time.

Franny is not only my cousin but also my friend.


Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Previously mentioned was the enjoyment I had during Memorial Day weekend.  Well, the enjoyment and fun did not stop there.

Shortly after that weekend, my cousin and I went to my brother’s beach house and stayed 4 days.   It was very nice and having no schedule made it even better.  I took Bullett with me, he really likes to ride but does not care for the water.

On the way home, Cuz showed me where she always goes to the beach.  Once I walked down to the waterfront, I knew this was the beach for me.   I have been back there 3 times and plan to go as much as my schedule and gas funds will allow.  Of course, someone else will be driving some, so that will help with the gas funds.

I have also returned to the lake 2 times and more trips are being planned.  An extra of going to the lake is looking in the canal for gators and turtles.

Now, I need to do some housework because I never know when I will be hit with the “go fever”.!!


Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

I had a very nice Memorial Day week-end, thanks to those that have served in the Armed Forces in the past and now.  I have had and continue to have the privilege to go where I can  afford the transportation to get there.

This particular week-end, on Saturday and Monday, I took 4 of my grandchildren to the lake house of very good friends.  The children enjoyed the water and I enjoyed the fellowship of my friends.

This was a very good way to start my summer and I hope it continues to be filled with fun activities of one type or another.

I have tentative plans to go to my brother’s beach house next week, if the house and dog sitter work out.



Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

I was locked in the camp-site at Lake Waccamaw Friday night.  Campsite  is suppose to be open 8AM-8PM.  I arrived at the gate about 7:50 and it was locked tight as a drum.  First, I called the local number, reached a recording, that was absolutely no help.  Second, I called the 800 #, I did get a person, but they were unable to help me, saying to call 911.

I did not want to call 911 even tho it was an emergency to me for me to get out of the campsite, but I did not think I was in any danger.  I could have gone back to where my daughter was camping and spent the night with them, but really, really did not want to do that.

I did call 911 and first off told them I did not have an emergency then proceeded to tell the lady my problem.  She connected me to the local hospital and they called the park (power) ranger, came back to my line and said he would be there shortly and he was.

I was ever so very glad to get to my friends’ house and they had left the light on for me, but their place is better than a Motel 6.


Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

I called my friends that have a house @Lake Waccamaw, right on the water, asking if I could spend the week-end there.  She replied, “of course you can, you can stay anytime you want and if you think someone else may be there, just call me.”

My daughter and her family were camping at the state park at the lake.  Her car is broken again, she bought the gas and I taxied them to their campsite.  I had to make 2 trips to get everyone there.  The second trip, I also took Bullett and his kennel.

Daughter and family enjoyed their week-end camping and I enjoyed time spent with my friends and their family.


Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

My SIL’s husband called me the latter part of last week, saying he had heard my lawn mower needed some attention.  I agreed and told him the problems.  We agreed that he would come after it Monday.  Sunday we had another conversation and agreed due to the expected weather it would have to wait a day or two.

He came after the mower today and had it back in less than an hour, with good news.  He said I need a new spark plug, and a new air filter.  The best news was that it no longer self propelled because the belt had come off.  He put the belt on, cleaned the filter and spark plug as best he couldand said it worked fine in his yard.

What a relief—-maybe I can get thru this summer without buying a new mower or hiring someone to mow my yard.

What did he charge me??? Nothing, but I promised him a coconut pie the next time I baked any.


Friday, October 22nd, 2010

My friends have really taken care of me this week.

A couple came and took me out on Tuesday night.  A sister- friend took me out to lunch on Wednesday.  This same sister- friend and I had lunch together today.

I have made tentative plans with the wife of the couple for October 30th.  I hope that nothing spoils those plans.

Good People — Good Friends.