Friday, November 13, 2020



There you have it~!  

I am alive but have been thinking 

of taking up drinking. 

My good friend, Laurie, 

has offered to help me with the process.

 I want to thank everyone 

that reached out to me 

and asked if everything was OK.  

Everything is good!  

I have been trying 

to get the condo done 

before winter sets in.  

It has been hard to find anyone 

to do final touches because of Covid.  

However, I finally found 

a wonderful young man 

to come in and install light fixtures 

and handrails, etc.  Whoo Hooo.  

We didn't even have 

smoke alarms in the house.  

I have spent all week painting trim.  

All the trim was a dark blackish-brown.  

It is now a sparkling white.  

I am pretty sure it is blessed 

because of all the times 

I called God's name 

while I was painting....just sayin'....  

If you have ever painted windows 

and/or trim-

you know exactly what I am talking about.  

I plan to get back to blogging 

regularly soon.  

My old computer doesn't  work right or

like me anymore  SO

I am now the proud owner of a 

Macbook Pro and I LOVE IT.  

Who said you can't teach 

an old dog new tricks?  

I will soon be sharing 

some Christmas fun 

from the new place 

so please bear with me.  

Plus, I still haven't  had time to figure out 

the new blogger

...and where the heck are my pictures

on the Mac book now?  LOL....

We are still seeking answers 

to John's medical issues 

and I have been very involved 

with that process.  

I need a few more hours in the day.  

Take good care and thanks for

sticking by me as I find my way back!  

Is it too late to do a 

Pick Your Favorite Thanksgiving Table?


your photo name


happyone said...

No it's not too late!!
Glad to see a post from you and glad to hear you are well.

Rita C at Panoply said...

You're funny! So glad you still have the humor in spite of all the heavy duty stuff you're dealing with. I'm sure God heard you, lol.

NanaNor's said...

Dear friend, so good to see you here! I haven’t been blogging much either, calling out the Lords name in regards to the election. Can’t wait to see how everything is looking. Hubby has a MacBook Pro and we love it; you’ll get the hang of it soon.
Love and prayers,

Lorrie said...

Not too late at all! I'm so glad to see you post again. Looking forward to some Christmas posts in the future. I pray you find some answers for your husband's medical issues. Waiting in limbo is so HARD!

Junkchiccottage said...

I want to be in your drinking club!!!! I do not think it is too late for your pretty tables for Thanksgiving. Probably the only tables we will be seeing this Thanksgiving with the numbers so high and no gatherings. Ugh! Hugs and Happy Weekend. xoxo Kris

Rose L said...

So happy you are alive! I knew you were in your new home so figured that was occupying your time as well as your husband and medical consultations. Thanks for a shout out!

Terri D said...

Welcome back!! Glad you are okay and hoping John's problems are sorted soon! Congrats on the new computer!! It's never too late for Thanksgiving tables!!

Lisa said...

Wow you have been busy! We have brown trim in our house and I hate it. you will be back to blogging soon. Meanwhile enjoy that new Max book!

Carla from The River said...

Hi Friend,
I am excited to see the condo.
I too have been painting. We stained and changed the trim color of the outside of our home in September. In October we tackled the boys room and made it a guest room.. I have a story about that, I will share on the blog soon. Now, I am working on making over the boys old play room. I want to get it done before the first of December. Crossing my fingers, toes and more. Ha!
Take Care my dear.. hey.. our birthday's are coming up already!!

Cecilia said...

No! It's not too late. Looking forward to seeing the condo and I'm with you! I hate painting trim! Still need to do another coat on the trim around the new opening into the new living room and the door. Ugh. Been putting it off but I should probably do it before Thanksgiving! Glad you have a computer that works now!
Hugs, Cecilia

Melanie said...

Glad to hear you're still alive and kicking!

You sound super busy but still retaining your sense of humor...

Still keeping you and John in my prayers.



Oh goodness, I've been thinking about you lately, it always happens to me and here you are !
Yes, things get slower with this COVID situation, but I'm so glad you are fixing up your condo.
Do place a fav Thanksgiving table, I love to see them. Although I have ours posted for six, which is us and our two daughters and hubbys. My dear hero, as you say, just gifted me with a beautiful china for my birthday last Oct. 20.
So happy to see you around blogland dear friend.

jack69 said...

Over the years I have found 'trim painters' are hard to find. And after I did it a few times (window especially) I learned why. Tough job you chose. LOL
Glad to see the alert and know you are alive and 'almost well'. Sending love and a good adaption of patience.
Take care and be safe above all.
Sherry & jack

Terra said...

That is good news you are making progress getting your place ship shape, painting trim and calling upon Jesus.

20 North Ora said...

Glad to see your post! Sounds like you've been busy!

Ginny Hartzler said...

good to hear from you, I am so glad you are well! I sure hope to find out the news about John whenever you find out. Love your pretty holly header!


So good to hear from you! Praying for John. I can't wait to see what is happening in your home. I'm glad you found someone good to do those needed things. xoxo Dolly

Bless said...

Good to know that you are safe and well, just very busy from the sound of it. Take care.

Kathy said...

Good to know you were busy and not sick. It's never too late to do a Thanksgiving table. Oh wait. Maybe the day after Thanksgiving.

Ann said...

It's never too late for pick your favorite table.
Finding people to do work is hard. It took me forever to find someone to replace an exterior door and that was before covid. Then on top of that it's even harder to find someone who is going to do a good/thorough job. I know several people who told me who NOT to call.

Lynne said...

Happy you are A-OK . . .
Maybe a Mac Pro is my answer . . .
I am finding I can’t do everything on my iPad.
(Although, I have figured out most.)
Stay safe, happy, well . . . happy you have completed the window trim paint job!
Whoooo Hoooooo . . .

Susie said...

Diana, Well I sure happy you are still with us. :) I thought you were keeping busy trying to get to the bottom of John's health issues. I pray everyday for you both. I need a whole new computer and a person who can operate for me. LOL. I had to call our phone company and let them take control of ours. They got our old email back from 2 years lost. No pictures. Some of our problems need in house tech...but we aren't having anyone in. I am glad you got the lights and the rails done at your new home. Hey, I thought someone had turned the lights on , once I got the cataracts fixed. LOL It is the best to be able to see again. I got a bagel stuck in the toaster and it set of the fire alarms. I go to check on Ted in his bed and he is all snuggled down in his covers. I asked him, "Are you going to stay there and burn up?' I can tell you I would have flown out of bed at that sound..So please do not get your bagel stuck to try the smoke alarms out. LOL. Blessings to you my dear friend, love you, xoxo, Susie

Rain said...

Our worlds are similar right now Diana! I am too alive ;) but swamped with getting the house ready for winter...we had a lot of renovations and repairs to do and we're nearly there. I'd love to pick a Thanksgiving table! :)

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Glad to hear that you finally have someone to get things done at the condo! We have had such a problem trying to get our kitchen remodeled here at my condo. Nobody follows through. It is never too late for a Thanksgiving table!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

You've been so incredibly busy! Glad you've gone the Macbook Pro route though -- Apple products are the BEST! I own Apple everything.

NanaDiana said...


Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Not too late my sweet friend. I shall be looking forward to some Christmas fun. So glad you found someone to help. A new computer will be awesome for you. I hope you find some answers soon for John. It must be so frustrating. Enjoy the weekend. Welcome back Diana. Xoxo

camp and cottage living said...

Hello Diana-We've been praying for John, wondering how all is going....
OMG, I hate painting, especially trim. I feel your pain! I look forward to your post again.

Shari Burke said...

So glad to read that you're getting things done in your new home. I continue to hope that you get answers soon about John's health. I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving in your new place--blessed white trim and all :-)

Dewena said...

Not too late at all! It was fun to read your post today and laugh along with you even while knowing that sometimes that's all you can do. I love my Macbook Pro too. The best of health answers for your sweetheart!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It's good to see you are hanging in there and keeping busy. Your blog posts have been missed and hope to see more soon. Trim work has to be one of the most tedious jobs there is.

Jettie said...

I want the table up front where I can run back and refill my plate, and Bocephus wants to join me, he likes turkey (Bocephus is my silly dog in case you haven't guessed)

This N That said...

I know you have been super busy..Glad you are enjoying your Mac..I love mine..Of course Apple just put out a new computer with a different operating system so our Macs will be obsolete in no time...There's no way I can afford another one so ....Your pictures should have been transferred with your other stuff..They should be on your toolbar..I'm up for picking a table even if we can't sit at it..Hugs..

Jeanie said...

You sound very busy! And good to get that done before winter, though I know your big priority is your husband's health. The good juju continues to come your way from Michigan!

Debby said...

Nice to see you back!

Pom Pom said...

Take care, Queenie Pie! I can't wait to see all the Christmas at the condo. Prayers for John. Sending heaps of love!

cloches and lavender said...

I'm sorry you still don't have answers about John. Sending good thoughts.

Looking forward to seeing the new place decked out.


Vee said...

Don't fret yourself over a Thanksgiving table post. Focus on your home and family and, of course, we'll want to see pics. Having done a bit of painting I loathe painting...I understand completely. To anyone, politician, miserable little doctor or karen-type who suggests no Thanksgiving, I have two words: Stuff it! Take care...

Diana said...

Sooooo glad you're alive lol! Technology is fickle, but thank goodness we have it, eh! It is NOT too late for a Thanksgiving pick your table!! Hugs and love!

Heaven's Walk said...

Well, you KNOW that you'll have a never-ending supply of FatCat~HappyDog wine, gf! Just holler! Lol! :) I'll bet that you feel so good to be getting so much done in your sweet new home, Diana. Just think of how far you've come! I'm so happy for you! I'm keeping you and John in my prayers, sweet friend, and sending you a tub of love! :)

xoxo Laurie

Michele said...

Glad to hear it.

You are a brave strong woman - no way this body could paint trim ever again.
That's why I bore children, haha. Granted I have to pay them a king's ransom to do it, but hey win-win, ya know?

Praying for John.

Can't wait to see your condo - what a huge change verses your manor house, gotta love it. Wish I could talk my hubs into downsizing, but he won't budge and he is still working and he is younger, so he wins. ♥

And heck no it isn't too late for a Thanksgiving picky pick pick tablescape!

Grats on your new computer - my daughter and her hubs have that one and loooove it.

Big warm sisterly miss-you-muc-but-don't-stress-blog hugs.

Gert said... remind me of Willie Nelson’s song “Still Not Dead”, 🎶 I don’t care what the gardener said, I’m still not dead today🎶! Cute song!!! But I really want you to know, I’m so glad you’re both ok. I figured you were busy working on the condo and praying your hubby was okay.
I would love to see some Thanksgiving table settings if you would like to do them again!!!

Blessings and good health,

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Well, I have been wondering where you were, but knew you had lots of "issues" going on in your life and that you would show up and share with us when the time was right. And I know what it is like to move into a new place that needs a lot of work. We did that last year and I am still finding things that need to be done, but we've about run out of energy and money so it will just have to do! Living on S.S. and a teeny weeny retirement income greatly limits what we can do. Yes, a Thanksgiving table would be lovely. I need some fresh ideas! Praying still for your hubby. Take one day at a time. God is with you.

Theresa said...

I am happy to hear that you are still with us:) Just take your time and come back when you can. It’s not too late for the Thanksgiving table post🦃. Hugs

Kim said...

You've been on my ming. Glad to hear you're doing well, even if you are super busy. And I fought getting a Mac forever and now I love it. Be well, my friend. xo

Buttercup said...

Not too late at all. So glad to see you posting.

Wild Oak Designs said...

So very good to hear from you!
Yes, painting trim is horrid...hence why we now hire someone...but you are right...finding someone is hard these days.
Hang in there....

Lowcarb team member said...

Oh, I am so pleased to see this post from you and glad to hear you are well.
Continued prayers for John.

My good wishes.

All the best Jan

Tom said...

...nothing fancy here this year, just my wife and I!

Katie Isabella said...

I'll join you two in that new hobby! Just because I am a tee totaler doesn't mean I can't dream!

Kay G. said...

I ❤ you! Now, come paint my house! 😁