Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Just Living the Good Life

I realized it has been a while since I posted a blog.  Is it because I haven't been doing anything?  


I guess I posted last Friday about working in the yard in the sunshine.  That lovely sunshine lasted one more day, but Saturday was a family day.  We attended a memorial service for my Uncle Bill.  He had long suffered the destruction of person hood that advanced Alzheimers inflicts, and his body was finally released from the bounds of this earth.  We celebrated his life and the remarkable man that he once was.  I was in the company of three siblings and three cousins, and we shared some good experiences.  

As the rain returned on Sunday and Monday I returned to inside activities.  I worked on sewing projects, spent time reading and watching TV and got back to my exercise routines.

Tom made an overnight trip with my brother-in-law to Rockaway to take care of some cabin business.  I entertained myself by watching the movie Anna Karenina on Comcast On Demand last night.  I liked it more than I thought I would, and the costumes were wonderful!

Today I slept in, got a very slow start to the day and then I went shopping for fabric for my next sewing project, some kitty care products and Easter Bunny surprises.  That holiday is not far away!

The Sounders soccer season is back in full stride, with one home league game and one Champions League game so far, both losses.  Tonight we were at the stadium for the third game, the second of the quarter finals on the Champions League.  The rain that was predicted did not really happen, just a little drizzle, we found dry seats under cover, the Sounders outscored the top Mexican team 3-1, and will advance to the semi-finals.  It was a tense but great game! Then we came home and watched much of the game again on TV.  

Now it's late and I'm still unwinding.  I think tomorrow will be a slow day.  More rain is expected.  I will do my exercises, read the paper and my book, sit with the kitty, and drink coffee and eat chocolate.

Life is good.


  1. I am sorry for your loss but understand your feelings about the cruelties of Alzheimers. Such a viscous disease for the victims and those who have to helplessly watch.
    So glad your team won. As rabid as you are about soccer, I am about baseball and am so glad my season is almost here.
    Blogging really is a fowl weather pastime. It is so hard when the beautiful weather hits to sit inside and pound keys.

  2. It's good to have inside activities though our weather is just about perfect now....70 degrees and sunny!

  3. I always enjoy seeing your lovely home, Linda, and rejoicing in your life. And I appreciate your kind comments on my blogs, too. We have been inundated with rain while you have just had sprinkles. It amazes me how it can be so different just a few miles apart! Congratulations on your Sounders win. I might watch that movie On Demand myself. Thanks for the good review. :-)

  4. You have been busy. I think that Alzheimer's is one of the worst things ever. It is so hard on everybody. I am sorry for the loss of your Uncle Bill, but am glad that you had a chance to get together with your family.

    It has been rather warm over here, though kind of overcast. Enjoy your day, Linda!

    Kathy M.

  5. So sorry about your Uncle Bill. Happy that a few sunny days are poking their heads up in WA. You seem to always figure out how to enjoy things no matter the weather.

  6. Bless your Uncle Bill's heart. Please accept my sympathies. Sounds like you've just been too busy to blog! I've been remiss, as well. Thanks for stopping by tonight! We haven't visited in awhile. What book are you reading? I like the eating chocolate part of a rainy day at home!! Enjoy! ~karen

  7. your posts always leave me feeling comforted, assured that there is kindness in the world


  8. My condolences to Uncle Bill's family. I would love to watch Anna Karenina; maybe David will rent it on Netflix for me if it is available. It's been raining a lot the past few weeks, and all I want right now is glorious summer!

  9. I'm so sorry for your loss, Linda. It's such a sad thing to lose yourself.

    I haven't jumped to see Anna Karenina just because it's such a tragic story. I like happy endings.

    We saw Sessions last night and ummmm... it was rather surprising. I knew what the topic was, but I didn't quite know it was going to be that graphic.


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