Yesterday I finally got around to going to town to do my shopping and errands. I try to enjoy my trips to town because most weeks it's the only time I leave home. But Money is really tight right now as we are still having to spend all our spare income on my MIL's bills. No choice. So shopping is just another chore - I'm watching every penny. I had $800 in the bank yesterday before grocery shopping. I had to borrow over $2100 from my son to pay for our house insurance and our taxes yesterday. He's a good kid to loan it to us but my husband and I hate it. We have never dipped into our savings and don't want to get started now. As you know I'm a tough old bird and I'm not one to moan and groan and mope and wring my hands but I hope this estate is settled soon. Hubby and I are both sick of it. I desperately need a new washing machine. My husband really needs to be able to go the dentist. Our back porch roof needs replaced. I want to pay my son back ASAP.
Yesterday I went to the court house to pay our taxes, to the insurance office to pay our house insurance, to the newspaper office, to the bank, Aldis, Wal-mart, and Kroger. I didn't waste any money. I seldom do. I made it home before noon.
I still managed to be home in time to see a few turtles yesterday. They were some of the ones who come less often.
I did some gardening too. I spread 2 big bags of dirt in the hostas bed.
We watched a brand new show on TV last night. Hubby and I both felt it was mediocre. Mostly the acting. We did not warm up to the characters.
I was exhausted last night and quickly fell asleep but awakened after only had 3 hours of sleep. Maybe tonight will be better.
The sun was out today. I don't love the summer heat but what I do love about summer is that in my area almost every day in summer is sunny. We don't have a lot of sunny days every year like some areas but the majority of ours are in summer. Spring has plenty of rain and some sun but I love spring anyway as everything is coming back to life. There are things about Fall that I like such as the autumn colors, changing leaves, Halloween, thanksgiving, etc. but I hate the gloomy days and winter is even worse. I need to be rich. I need to be able to escape the gloom and be a snow bird.
Big Boy came early this morning, Grill Shelter Turtle, and a little female turtle also came and ate cantaloupe. S has not been here. I hope she is okay. She likes the strawberries.
Hubby and I are going for long walks every day. We have another chipmunk! I love them. We saw lots of deer today. Yesterday we saw a lot of baby blue racers and a baby green snake. There are a lot of baby toads this year too. And I saw a tiny blue tailed lizard.
I got this off a friend's blog -AMYBELLES -and I really like it. It's how I try to live.
"I am basically a very positive and happy person - laid back is what a lot of people in my life have said about me. I look at the glass half full instead of half empty, and try my best to treat problems as challenges. Sure I get annoyed, depressed and complain about things at times, just like everyone else...that's human nature. I sometimes put myself down and have had to really learn to look at what I can do and what there is about me that's great, instead of focus on what I can't do or haven't done. I have also learned to release my worries and negative feelings pretty quickly and to move on to find happiness again. Something that has really helped me is to show gratitude each day, either mentally or in writing, as I have been doing in my daily blogs. I believe happiness results from focusing on all the little things in our lives that we can be grateful for...they are always there, we just have to find where they are hiding. Happiness does not have to be elation or ecstasy. It can be simply a state of well-being and peacefulness, which is what our normal, daily lives are mostly about. "
She goes on to explain all the things she is grateful for and it's a fantastic blog. What am I grateful for? For one thing, for all my wonderful sparkfriends. You keep me sane.