Weird morning ?!

I awakened from a dream about aluminum cans. There had been a large social gathering for a picnic. I told the host to save the Pepsi cans. I was madder than a wet hen when I discovered he didn’t save all aluminum cansonly “Pepsi.” (Be careful what I say?)

Many comments greeted me when I checked my email messages. “Complaints” from a woman “mad as a wet hen” with my documentation of her family. I’m not shy about drawing attention to obvious documentation errors and the woman wanted the observation deleted.


POSTSCRIPT: Hindsight, an afterthought, etc, etc., at twelve noon. (There isn’t anything wrong with my memory; my “recall” is slow.) Rita–the complainerhas my email address and could have written directly to me and not attach eight complaints to individuals in my tree. Rita has a “private” tree and does not share her information. Lorraine has a “public” tree (71,816 individuals) and gladly shares her thirty-five years of research. Read an earlier narrative.

“Fixer duffer” ?

Yesterday, I had the extreme pleasure of an actual tour of a Chip and Joanna Gains “Fixer upper.”  The house is extremely gorgeousbeyond something we see on film.

I wish there was a way to fix “this old duffer.”  I’d like to “wax eloquent” about yesterday’s adventure but too tired to type.

Postscript @ 6:30 PM: The TV news is so depressing!! I have watched a lot of “Fixer upper”  programs on the Magnolia Network. One depressing feature regarding those images: My home is so unattractive (and oh so cluttered).

Postscript @ 7:00 PM: My neighbor just brought me a “just out of the oven” stuffed bell pepper. Yum yum, good.  🙂

People are funny !!

Most of my readers are too young to remember Art Linkletter and People Are Funny. The expression came to mind as I glanced at an obituary before deleting it. The obituary arrived late last night, via email, and captured my attention first thing this morning. All I did (“first thing this morning”) was copy the written text and proceed to document it with the individual in my family tree. I seldom look at the supplementary information sent along with the obituaries. I do not know “why” I glanced at it… before deleting it. “OMG!! That’s funny.”  (That’s a copy of my information….)

Today, I went “far and wide” (as I usually do) documenting additional information regarding the extended family. I created an image that illustrates familial ancestry as I saw it today. I spent about two hours researching to correct misinformation. ~~~~ (It’s my medicine.)

Hodge podge

Recently, three statements have caught my attention. Last one first: “Possessed by our possessions”  from the lips of one of my favorite television pastors (7:05 AM, 16 May 2022). Second: “Sitting is the new smoking”  by Jesse Watters, a favorite FOX television host (7:00 PM, 10 May 2022). Third: “If something is hurting, something’s wrong”  by the chiropractor, Dr. Scott Hannen, on TBN Christian TV “Praise” (13 May 2022). (Yes, they were so arresting, I wrote them down.)

God, my Heavenly Father, was speaking to me through Dr. Scott Hannen!! “OK, OK, I’ll try to take care of my health.”  In less than twenty-four hours my experiences went from bad to worse; from cramps and pain in the legs, and fatigue, to pain so severe I could hardly move. (Dr. Google suggests Pericarditis.)

This morning, this is the scene that greeted me. I believe there is “a message” but I haven’t the revelation (yet). “Murderer?”

Red letter day !!

One of my granddaughters phoned yesterday and we had a long conversation. Oh boy, oh joy!! I’m pretending that I am “in the picture” with my son and his grandchildren.


Prepared on Saturday and scheduled for Sunday.

Saturday soliloquy

Yesterday, I received email messages requesting information. I responded indicating I had nothing new to expand on the information I shared in September 2021. In my database, I recognize that (at that earlier date) I shared an abundance of information… and developed our “cousin connection.” Out of curiosity (this morning), I clicked on a link to his tree and was met with disappointment. Mysteriously, my “note” appeared (and I didn’t remember that I had a “private” note). ~~ My mind and body is moving slowly these days!! I had an invitation to ride to Walmart (this morning) with a neighbor but had to decline because I haven’t a teaspoon of energy.