Thursday, September 3, 2015

A Bit of Ranting

A Merry Good Evening to you!  I'm sitting in the car outside of Mel's shop...waiting. He is doing some magic to his machines. He usually has an answer for every problem. I think he is just adjusting things so that all is ready in the morning for another job they are starting. 
So I am in the car. I read Facebook for a while. It's interesting to see what people are up to. But I think the migration problems in Hungary and Greece from Syria have me thinking life is very easy here and I don't like when people are so absorbed in silly dessert recipes and nail decorations. I want to help those poor stranded people!  So I don't enjoy reading Facebook as much. 
I keep wondering why any person who needs food, shelter and a bit of space on this earth would be denied those things. I feel like that is just wrong!
Anyway...I guess I'll get down from my soap box and wish you all a safe and happy night. Take care!  We're all in this together!  Melody

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Almost Sleeping

Good evening!  It is late here. But I am not sleepy yet. I am tired though so I am hoping that I will get sleepy by blogging. 
Today has been a good day. I went to my aerobics swim class this morning. It is fun but I definitely get a workout!  I feel good I am doing this. It was slow starting but I think I can stick with it. 
After lunch with Mel I had a hair appointment....then went shopping...and then came home...exhausted!!!  It bothers me that I have so little energy. But I suppose I will get a little more as I continue to exercise. At least I can hope. 
I don't think that I have a great deal to say tonight. I just needed to clear my mind.  I hope all is well in cyberspace!!!  Good night!!!  Me

Tuesday, September 1, 2015


Good evening!  I am home now.  We had a lovely time at the coast.  And a great time visiting my dad.  Although it is hard to see him growing older.  And Barbara seems rather uncomfortable with her pulmonary fibrosis.  She is in the last stages of the disease and it is hard for her.  And hard for my dad, too.  We thought we had arranged for some care to come and cleaning.  But I just found out that that has fallen through.  The lady got another job that she had applied we will have to find someone else.  It is a little town and not a lot of help available.
Do I sound discouraged?  I am.  I don't like being so far away from my dad.  And it makes it difficult to be helpful.  There....I am done ranting.  I will get on with solving the problem.
So we did have a lovely time at the ocean.  I took some photos, but Mel took better ones.  When he gets home from work I will download some.  Here are a couple I took.

So I hope all is happy and bright in your part of cyberspace!  Take care and remember to keep your stick on the ice!!!!  Melody

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Oregon Beaches

Greetings!  We had a fun day today. We drove over to the coast...first to Winchester Bay to watch waves. We saw a large fishing vessel and several smaller boats and lots of clear skies!  Then we drove on down to Bandon for crab sandwiches. Not quite as fancy as Horatio's in San Leandro, but still very fresh and yummy. We had fun sitting by the shop and watching all the retired couples
vacationing by the seaside. It is amazing how many couples seem to be our age and older. I guess we really are the baby boomers!
We came back to Dads in the afternoon and made dinner. I wish I lived closer to help more. It is fun to visit though. We will be here at least one more day maybe two. We'll have to return soon. 
So life continues on. Hope all is well in cyberspace!  Melody

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Biding my time

I'm sitting here in the front room of my dads house. He has been playing with his new iPhone 6 plus. He really likes FaceTime   So he has been practicing calling my sister in Boise. He mixes up which button is which and hangs up inadvertently. It may take him a while to figure things out. He also likes pictures. I will keep working with him before I leave. He is only just scratching the surface of what is possible. 
It is a slower pace here than I am used to. I like to be busy. Tomorrow I think we're going to leave early and drive to the ocean. Dad and Barb like to stay here and rest. 
Our big adventure today was going to Costco in Roseburg. It's funny how familiar it feels to shop there. We even did that when we visited Mexico. I like Costco!
Now we are waiting for the news to begin. And I am thinking of starting dinner. So...have a great rest of today!!!  Take care!  Melody

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Smokey Mountain Trails

Hola!  Today is our second day of driving. We are headed towards Sutherlin where my dad lives...taking him back. We are just leaving Bend Oregon, next town is Sisters. I usually love the views of the mountains, but the smoke makes them hard to see. For a little while the air was clear in Burns where we stayed last night. I could see the moon and stars!  I miss good clean air!  I guess closer to the coast it will clear. I hope so!
We are planning to get my dad settled back in with his sweetie, and then we will celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary by the ocean, probably Depoe Bay. We love it there!  We will maybe see whales. And relax while the waves crash!  There is supposed to be a storm this weekend. I love to watch the waves in a storm...from somewhere safe!!!
It seems like I have been so busy the last couple of weeks with my dad visiting. I think it will continue to be busy as we are moving our business to a new building. And I would like to be painting. Mel thinks I can set up a space for that in the new building. That would be nice. 
Well I guess I'm signing off. I hope wherever you are the air is clear. Keep your stick on the ice!!!  Melody

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Still Busy!

Hola!  Life is busy right now.  My dad is visiting, so every day we do something special together.  Yesterday it was visiting Mel's new shop and having lunch with everyone at Panera Bread.  They are new in Nampa, so it is kind of fun.  We also went to see "Mission Impossible".  My dad said he hadn't been to a movie in ten years!  I'm not sure if it has been that long, but certainly for a few years.
My brother and his wife are arriving from Arizona today.  So we will have dinner and birthday cake.  My brother had a birthday yesterday.  My mom has the same birthday so my sisters and I took flowers to her grave with my dad.  That is sad for me.  I miss her so much!!!
Well I guess I'd better be on my way.  I hope all is well in cyberspace!!!  I'm still pulling for you!!!  Melody