Hello, friends come inside as it is now up to 23 F./-5C. At 8:00 AM it was 4F. Like the rest of the world, our weather is odd. I lived in Idaho from 1930-1940, do not remember a winter like we have this past two weeks, the snow started December 4th and continue for three more days. Now an arctic cold waves his us in cold grips. It has been cold at this time of year and it breaks up sometime in January. We hit an ice storm when we went to the Portland Dog show.
The last months of 2021 were not very good for us. In September Bob needed to go to the hospital as his symptom was out of balance. Upstart he lost his memory, some of it has come. How much I don’t know. October 7 we enter up at Edgewood Assisted Living. We both struggled at first but Bob is beginning to adjust, I am still having problems adjusting. At first, the meals were full of wheat, and even after trying to adjust the meals were awful. My Celiac/gluten intolerance active up. I went 2 days of not eating. My body is full of hives and my arms very sore. My meals are now GF and the rash is slowly receding and I can eat some foods but I am slowly becoming a vegetarian as my meals are usually vegetables. The desserts are cake or cookies a couple of times we have sherbet or pudding.
My word for this year is Think Positive. I really need to do so.
My window blinds are open. I watch squirrels gather food even visiting the bird feeder. I can see the birds visiting the feeders but they are too far away to identify. I did think some were the dark-eye juncos but body else has reported them here. At one time I could identify birds and plants driving down a road. That’s how much My eyes have lost sight.
My favorite book in 2021 is STRIKING RANGE by Margaret Mizushima. I have been reading old friends that I read over the years They include Barbara Michaels, RexStout, Ngaio Marsh, Mrs. Jefferies, Faye Kellerman, and her husband Johnathan, AJ Jance, Patrica Wentworth, Elizabeth Gunn to name a few. I have read some excellent new series. There are many so I won’t name all any dog, cat series, or related to them, I will read at least a sample. Recent authors are Debbie Sennefelder, Daine Kelly has started a new series that I like. I read a book a day mostly mysteries and for my enjoyment. I did a review on everything I read for 5 years no longer writing a review and I reblogging some of them on this blog. Currently, I am reading Alyssa Maxwell Golden Age Newport mysteries. The book I finished last night is #4 MURDER AT BEECHWOOD. I am not sure what I will read for the first book of 2022. Good Reading in 2020.
Until next time.
Happy New Year Betty. I am glad you are beginning to adjust to your new home. I know it is taking time, but you will get there. Enjoy your newest reads and rereads.
It’s good to see you here. I’m glad you are adjusting but I wish it were faster and easier to do so.
I’m trying to get back to blogging but it had been difficult with no internet. I’m getting it back. In fact, the set up kit was delivered to my house a week ago but I was already gone for the holidays.
I hope 2022 is better for you than this past year.
North Dakota, here, with wild winds and deep-freeze temperatures. Keep warm, stay safe, and Happy New Year! –Lizl
Happy New Year to you both Bettylouise.
2021 has been hard for a lot of people, but especially hard for you and Bob. Moving to assisted to living is a big change. Your positive attitude helps a lot, but it is hard to stay positive when foods are making you break out in rashes. I’m glad that is starting to get under control. May 2022 bring you peace and good health and lots of good reading!