Today is the Big Day!

Well, folks, today is it. The big day, and I actually have time to post before I go in for my neck surgery since I don’t have to leave the house until nine. Surgery is scheduled for 11:30 and I have to be there at 9:30 (so I can wait, and wait…)lol.

I did find out that what stopped the procedure before was that my mono had re-activated, but I’m feeling much better now and I just want to get this over with, so I’m not going to mention it. If I don’t have fever,  it isn’t a big deal anyway. Nothing they can do about a dumb old virus anyway. They say that it takes 4-6 weeks for the virus to get out of your system. I ain’t waiting that long!

I just wanted to thank everyone for your prayers and concern and let you know I’ll be back as soon as possible. They say recovery doesn’t take very long. Fingers crossed! I’m trying not to think about anything this morning and just be patient, it’s hard when you’re hungry and you can smell your hubby’s coffee but not have it!

Y’all have a great Tuesday and I’ll be back as soon as possible. Hopefully, I will be able to attend my next Red Hat Function which is Saturday for High Tea. We will see. Keep those good thoughts and prayers coming, the surgeon needs a steady hand this morning! Oh yeah, Connie gave me a special nail job this time so my nail beds would be visible, but I’d still have something festive on my nails. Priorities people! LOL!

Nails by Connie

In case I’m away longer than I think, Happy Holidays everyone! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year too!


Christmas Trees and Cold Weather

Brrrrr, good morning all from a very cold Kimmy’s Patio! It started out a chilly 22 degrees this morning and has now warmed up to a balmy 38 degrees, lol.

Oh yes, and I started the day by getting peppermint essential oil in my eyeball via my contact: lesson here is Wash hands after handling essential oils during oil pulling and before inserting contacts!!! Now on to the rest of my post.

It seems I have been setting up Christmas trees all week, and that is fine, I like to do it. First, I helped my dad and Sean (my oldest) set their tree up…

Dad and Sean looking for the plugs to turn on the lights

Once we got it up and decorated, it was really pretty. He still uses all the old ornaments from when we were kids and when Sean was little. That’s very cool.

The finished product

At first I thought he should go get new stuff, but after seeing his tree and how pretty it was, it is nice that he kept all that stuff all these years. Some people really care about tradition, I am more of a new-theme-every-year kinda girl.

Yesterday my brother called and asked if I would help with his tree, I did and then forgot to take any pictures. Doh!!!

I did take a pic of my breakfast though featuring the egg cups I made with the nutritional yeast flakes. They were good, but that orange was horrible! Super sour and weird texture, I kind of bit into each slice for a bit of juice and wound up tossing them out.

Egg cup and a bad orange

The night was not a good one for sleep, both my husband and I were up at different times, one of those, I snapped this pic of the radar, weirdest thing I’ve ever seen, southern Texas getting snow when we were not, however, we had no moisture to create any.

Strange weather in the south

That’s the news for today, wish me luck trying to get some of my flash fiction pieces accepted for publication, I got a rejection yesterday but I think it might be because I did my cover letter wrong. I will re-submit today and see how that goes. Happy Friday everyone, stay warm now, ya hear?!



Was It All Just Wasted Time?

Evening everyone, are yall ready for a cold front, not me!

So today I embarked on several different tasks, feeling a bit more energetic than I have been, anyway, one of those tasks was to import/export the content from my blog here to my website and vice-versa. I succeeded in the export part, but can’t figure out how to import the content and make it show up. My bright idea was that if I switched places with my blog and website, I could then accomplish with Write Where You Are what I have on Kimmy’s Patio. The other thing I wanted to accomplish was to be able to monetize Kimmy’s Patio-even if it was just by link building or whatever.

Well, that did not happen…yet. I’m not giving up totally, just for today, because now I have a headache. So was it all wasted time? Maybe, maybe not. If nothing else, I have the content on zip files that can be made into new blogs in case I totally screw up, problem is, I don’t know how to make that happen, obviously, or it would be done already. Should I even do it? I don’t know. Maybe that was the lesson I was supposed to learn, leave well enough alone! Makes me think of that popular Eagles song.

Another project that I got started (inadvertently) was joining Write Practice which is going to help me learn how to write better stories, maybe even a novel! I connected and took notes, joined them on social media and tried to do my first practice lesson, but was thwarted by Diquis, because when I originally signed up with them I had a different email address. Now it won’t let me comment on the blog. Grrrr. It’s been a Monday, let me tell ya.

I also went to put a check in my account but was denied because David isn’t listed on my account, and the check was made out to both of us. Stupid rules! I will have him sign it and try again. They said he had to be there but, we are married, it’s just a silly rule.

Then there was the incident at Walgreens, I thought ALL the vitamins and supplements were on bogo, but when I got checked out with my cranberry pills, naturally they weren’t, so after arguing with the manager, I went back and looked myself and sure enough. Doh!

Maybe tomorrow will be better. :0