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NE Ala - Appalachian foothills
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"The biggest myth about Southern women is that we are frail types, fainting on our sofas. Nobody where I grew up ever acted like that. We were about as fragile as coal trucks."
-Lee Smith

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A good friend is a connection to life,
a tie to the past, a road to the future,
the key to sanity in a totally insane world.
-Lois Wyse

Bud Beth777 is my emergency contact,
and we share the same b'day:)

My name is Diane, but go by 'di'. Native Kentuckian; Alabama is home many years. m.55yrs, two children, five g'children, and a li'l girl kitty, Darby, a 3yo Turkish Van (never heard of that one!). Our vet, whose shelter we adopted her from, gave us no warning, but after a week we knew something was up. I googled her breed temperament: 1st paragraph, "Put away breakables if you have a Turkish Van in the house." ummm... too late. Geeez, our tabby cats were sane! lol It's an adventure, but with lotsa love for our Darby aka "Dobbie-Dobbie".

~ Li'l Girl Darby ~

"ANIMALS... in a world far older than ours, finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, live by voices we shall never hear." -Henry Beston 1928

I love... a child's soft kiss, lunch w/friends, the silence of falling snow, playing Yahtzee with Hubby and g'kids, heritage flowers, stillness of deep woods, puppy breath, cat purrs, flip-flops, cut-offs, 4-part harmony, Appalachian mountains, wintertime, University of Alabama Crimson Tide football; genealogy research, the computer and all its gadgets, apps, widgets, toys, and my ancient PSP 7.04.♥

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09/17/2019 23:59:06


Many, many thanks for the wealth of comments you've shared with me while I've been away from the Hill!  I finally updated my page so at least now you can look at fall-ish things instead of spring.  Since autumn is my favorite season, it would be better if I'd gotten stuck on those images--at least, for me.  (But since I wasn't showing up here, it's kind of a moot point, huh?)

I hope you are staying healthy and that it has cooled down some for you.  We had a dry summer, but not as hot as some have been.  Very few days got over 90, which I very much appreciated.  It has cooled off now and also the rain has come.  Yes, rain today and a little more in the 15-day forecast with temperatures in the 60's and very low 70's.  Much, much nicer than 80+ degrees.  Unless you're a garden plant, I guess.  Dennis fenced in our garden area with sturdy fencing topped with a couple of rows of barbed wire this year.  We jokingly refer to it as "Stalag 13".  But since the neighborhood deer love to help themselves to garden plants, it rather defeated the purpose of planting anything unless we fenced enough to keep the deer out.  Hence, our rather fierce looking enclosure. 

Don't feel too sorry for the deer, though.  I feed them apple slices.  They're town deer, living in and around town, so are very used to people.  I have gotten a couple of them to eat from my hand and have had them as close as about 6" away from me at times.  Yes, they really love their apples when the summer has dried out their normal feed.  Right now they have a lot to eat, so aren't coming around so often to get their treats.  There are "wild" apple trees growing all around town so they can pick up their own apples without having me slice them.  Though I think they like having them sliced, as they're easier for them to eat.  Ha, deer like processed food, too!  

I spent part of the day hunting for our marriage license.  My sister-in-law told me that we'll need it when we go to talk to the Social Security people--Dennis is near enough to retirement age that we need to be doing that.  I cleaned out a big shelf in our bedroom cupboard, but didn't find what I was hunting for.  I did get a bunch of stuff to either toss out, burn, or donate.  Keeping less stuff as we get older is a smart thing, I think.  Less to deal with, clean, and lose the important stuff in.  Like our pesky marriage license.  I may have to go to the courthouse and get a copy, but I'd rather not have to pay for something that I know is in the house someplace.  Or it ought to be.  I hope it never got tossed out in a move, but I sure haven't seen the thing in a long, long time.  Well, I might just get part of the house de-cluttered in my mad search for it and that won't be a bad thing.  

We had a starved, half-grown cat show up at our place a couple of weeks ago.  I'd love to be able to tell you that Spike is doing just fine, but he was too far gone when he found us.  In spite of eating well and having things go fine at the other end of himself, he hit a downward spiral just before we had an appointment with the Vet for him.  He died the night before the appointment in my arms.  We might not have had him for very long, but he sure did make an impression.  He was a very affectionate cat, scrawny as all get-out, but with a very loud voice.  Dennis and I really miss him.  Yes, we have other cats, but that's not the point.  He was unique and we were so hoping he'd make it, but it was not to be.  I hope that other pets we've had over the years are showing Spike the ropes on the other side of the rainbow bridge. 

Normally at this time of year I'd be doing more baking, but hubby has to watch his cholesterol now, so I'm going to have to hunt for dessert-type recipes I can make that fit into his new eating style.  We're still working on changing a lifetime of (probably bad) eating habits, but we are making an effort.  Wish I could say it's got me dropping weight (hubby has), but nope.  I'm still the same ol' me...ALL of me.  I'm gonna have to chisel the weight off, I swear, Di!  (That sounds hideous, doesn't it?)  Ah, what they say about old age not being for sissies is very much the truth.  Maybe I just need to eat more spinach, a-la Popeye the Sailor Man, eh?    Something in his world must have worked, as that Olive Oyl was the skinniest broad!  Alas, I seem to be taking after Bluto.  Fiddle-dee-dee!!

Never mind.  I'm puttering along and doing alright and I sure hope that you are, too!  Thanks again for keeping in touch; I very much appreciate it!!!

Love and Hugs,

Paula (who the heck is that...?)  

09/17/2019 23:11:34

Thought I'd stop in,

before finally getting to bed. Been  a very busy day.

Hope You have a Pleasant Tomorrow



09/17/2019 22:25:21

Good evening beautiful Di,

I'm sorry, I haven't been around these past days, very busy at work.

Hope everything is good.

 Thank you for your comments on my page

Have a restful night

09/17/2019 21:04:07

Only plans I had for today was to go to Food Lion to get  rib eye steaks and have them for dinner - grilled.  It was so beautiful out after it cooled down after a quick shower that I went out to weed the area in front of the flower garden - weeds a foot high.  Rich came home and helped with the last of them - filled a 5 gallon bucket!!  Hope your wonderful Wednesday will be fantastic.  Take care.  Hugs, Wendy

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