$50 Your Way #Giveaway October 2020

October Giveaway

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I am still alive and kicking. Whining all the way!
Here is my quick update for October.

September 21st I had carpal tunnel surgery.

  • 1st, did you know that is now an office visit surgery!??!
  • 2nd did you know you can WATCH if you want!?! *YES, I  DID watch! It was equally awesome and gross.  I was so fascinated I couldn’t get close enough! So weird to watch without actually feeling anything.  It was VERY cool!!

Of course after all the feelings came back to my hand. ….well, OUCH!! Fingers are still numb. Slowly getting better. Y’all know how patient I am (NOT!) I want full function like yesterday.

Friday the 2nd (yes, this Friday!) I get my right hand operated on. I see relief SO CLOSE!

Right now it still hurts to knit, type (this post alone took 3 days to write!) Basically USING my hands hurts (whine, whine, whine)

So, no crafting updates. No trail cam updates (mostly because I don’t want to hike down to the cameras)

I can do an Alice update! Check out the MERMAID hair!

I also have to share (because it is HYSTERICAL!!) This is Alice’s idea of a BEAUTY mark! I still laugh when I see this picture!) Man I miss that kid!  Ohhhh and did I mention permeant marker??

So, if your feeling fancy (and adventurous) I know a gal she can get you a big ole beauty mark as well. (AT NO CHARGE even!!)

That’s my monthly update, what’s yours??  Stay well little Peanuts!

Okay, now for the real reason you are here!


I truly am thankful you stop by! Most of you everyday. As always I am blown away by your support and most of all your friendship!!

My monthly $50 giveaway is my way of saying THANK YOU for being a follower! I really do appreciate the fact that you are here. THANK YOU!!!

This months giveaway has the same exact spiel as last month and the month before and the month before that! The year before and well, you get the idea. For as long as this giveaway is popular, I’ll continue to do it. I am truly thankful and feeling blessed that you stop by. This giveaway is open worldwide for PayPal option only. (I’m not sure the other GC’s would work worldwide) This is a Giveaway that is hosted only by me. So, by coming back often and staying around for a while, looking at more than one page, really helps me. Of course, any extra clicks on advertisements is always appreciated!!

Good Luck little Peanuts.  Stay safe and stay well!

588 thoughts on “$50 Your Way #Giveaway October 2020

  1. I didn’t do much today. I slept in and went to dinner with my daughter and grandkids before they went trick or treating.

  2. Happy Halloween! I put on my pumpkin sweatshirt and went to the library to curbside pick up 2 DVDs: Hocus Pocus and Knives Out. Due to rising virus numbers the governor has put some restrictions back in including no access to the inside of libraries.

  3. Second month of being sick. I wish 2020 would go away lol. And it is pretty cold all the sudden here. Happy Halloween

  4. Well, looks like they’re doing Halloween. I just put candy in a big bowl, set it on the porch and…well, they can have at it, lol.

  5. Day is going good, nice and sunny today, although didn’t go out. People on our local FB group all deciding how they will have their kids do (or not do) Halloween. Covid way, way up in our state and town. We don’t get trick-or-treaters, anyway.

  6. My day is going ok, just doing some laundry and some yard work. I’m loving this Fall weather. I’m so ready for this election to be over. Seeing pictures of some stores boarding up because of fears of protests makes me anxious.

  7. Happy Halloween! Go figure, this YEAR Halloween falls on a Saturday and it’s also a Full and Blue Moon. Do the freaks come out at night?

  8. Today is an “off” day. I hate days like this – supposed I should be happy I’m just “off” and not in bad mood (shades of gray, rofl)

  9. I’m in an off mood today …. don’t you hate those days where you wish you were in a better mood (but you’re not exactly in a bad mood… just off)

  10. One storm over and another on the way but in the meantime it’s sunny, if very windy. Out into the garden I go with my hoe to scrape some moss. I saw a mouse in the kitchen this morning (well it’s tail) so I’m peeling onions to keep it away till I find out how it got in. The last rugby matches in the 6 Nations (cancelled in Feb/March due to Covid) are all on today so got to get everything done early! Oíche Shamhna sona duit!

  11. My city is going into a CODE Red due to the severity of COVID here.. It’s really depressing. Im a front line medical worker so Im really scared.

  12. I am anticipating a good day and sending treats to the grandchildren where in our city Halloween is cancelled due to covid. Making the best of it.

  13. I had ordered a number of shelves because with doing eBay as much as we have been, we need more storage for our stuff up for sale. Yesterday my husband heard the Fed Ex Ground delivery man saying “This is f’n ridiculous”. My husband said to me, “I think the shelves arrived.” I asked my husband if it really was f’n ridiculous and he said, “Yes!”. So guess what hubby is doing today? Assembling shelves! LOL

  14. Thank goodness October is gone and November starts the holidays for us and birthdays galore!! Halloween.. remembering my childhood in the city.. my mum and her galpals would be right there taking us from house to house . ( it was safe back then) before we went home we would hit the bars.. the ladies always said the gentlemen had no candy but change!! we would really clean up on that score..memories make me smile and I realize that no matter how I tried to give my children a childhood to remember with fondness they could not beat mine…it was wonderous….

  15. The most productive thing I did today was get up early to make reservations for Blossoms of Light at the Botanic Gardens. Volunteers get 2 free tickets but had to order them today. I’ll be going on December 10th. They put over a million lights on the trees and bushes and it is a magical place to see.

  16. Today was actually a really good day. I woke up in a great mood instead of gloomy like I have felt the last week.

  17. Well I am so glad that October is almost over..it is the saddest month of the year for me.. today 8 years ago when he was 38 my son passed away…heart issues he had since a child….he left a wife and 4 children…he was the peak of his career and truly living life.. he had just called me to say he was coming the next week for a short visit with my grandson.. then the call came….well my truffles are almost done and the Halloween cakes are in the oven better get moving…

    1. Oh, Michele, that breaks my heart. It sounds like he was living a happy life and left you with great grandkids and that gives you something to smile about when you remember him.

  18. It’s calm after last night’s wind but we’re due heavy rain for the next couple of days (who am I kidding, this is Ireland, so it could be weeks!). Popping into town while I get the chance for petrol as I’ve to go to Dublin again on Monday.

  19. Today wad a fun day. We had a Halloween party for my grandkids since one of my grandsons will be with his dad this weekend

  20. Cold and rainy here, but my husband still picked grass from the yard for the guinea pigs. I think they have him wrapped around their paws 🙂

  21. I had a great day – exercised and worked in the yard in the morning, showered, gave blood in the afternoon.

  22. I’ve been getting scam type texts for months at weird hours, like midnight or 6 a.m. Soooo tired of them. Thinking of changing my number, lol.

  23. My day is going pretty good today just trying to stay busy and avoid the news as the election has everyone on edge right now.

  24. Good swim with friends. It’s so nice to see people in person even if we can’t hug like we always used to do.

  25. How’s my day going? Well I woke up too early and I have to go to work today.. so mostly just bleh.. Need to blow off some steam and have some fun one of these days

  26. I typically get up very early, but today around 8 am – so this day seems very short! Rain and cold so did some cooking and food prep, still cleaning up! Seems like Friday, so I feel good like I have an extra day that Friday isn’t until tomorrow! Our state Covid is way up, so I’m staying very careful about everything.

  27. We had a nice quiet day at home. There was a tropical storm warning with tons of rain and wind so it was good to be indoors. I made a nice big pot of soup.

  28. I managed to save most of the roses before the wind picked up and the house smells delish! That reminds me, my wellies are in the garage. Note to self: get them into the house & de-spidered before the weekend.

  29. Finally.. garage done, storeroom done, steps and banisters done ( back only) downstairs apartment clean .. today changing the drapes/curtains there and can check it off my to-do list….too rainy to garden so hydroponics it is….lettuce, bok choy and basil to start….also have to trellis my passion fruit plants…

  30. My day is going pretty well today just doing some cleaning around the house. Boy, this week is sure flying by fast.

  31. Quiet day after yesterday. Want to find my pumpkin sweat shirt to wear to the pool tomorrow. It’s the most Halloween thing to do. My favorite banana costume is too hard to get on and off to wear it to the pool.

  32. It’s one of those dreary, gray days out there. You wouldn’t even know a sun exists. Well, Halloween is happening here this year, lol, so I guess I’ll just set up a big bowl of candy on the porch and let the kids have at it. The way numbers are going up, I feel like I can’t risk actual contact, you know? But I don’t want to disappoint kids. (My sister-in-law said most people will probably leave it on the porch, but she correctly pointed out that it might be more dangerous for kids since all those hands will be reaching in the bowls…but no one wants to risk contacting all those kids. Not sure I’d let my kids go if I had them.)

  33. Been able to get a lot of things done today, laundry, cleaning floors, etc. It has gotten colder out today also.

  34. My day is going fine so far. I like the cooler weather we are having. We are having spaghetti and meat sauce for dinner.

  35. After almost 8 weeks of healing of a broken ankle I now find myself having a hard time to motivate myself to go do anything. I can walk for little bouts …. and I need to go do THINGS!!

  36. The sun’s shining so I’m going to wash the outside windows once I get going (that may take some time!).

  37. Well got thru yesterday and today is a bright sunny new day….still didn’t finish the garage .. day 3 .. but I will today not much left to tidy…put out some of my husbands specialty tools that I will never need to give away to a wonderful neighbour who will use and appreciate them…. lots of garden and hydroponic work so off I go….

  38. My uncle has tested positive. So far he’s asymptomatic. Hopefully he stays that way. He has a building that he used to use as an office before he retired from that, so he’s staying there. He thinks he got it arresting some college kids a couple weeks ago.

  39. I’m in a funk today. Went to the pool, took 2 steps in and COLD! Turns out they had a problem with their heating and they did try to call me but I didn’t get the call. Took a hot shower there and went to pick up my groceries. Went to my regular store and they had no record of my order. Realized that I hadn’t changed the grocery store from the last time. Went to the other store but they didn’t have most of what I had ordered. So I went back to the other store AND WENT INSIDE for the first time since last March. Got what I needed except for one thing they were out of. Came home and tried to call the waste management office to get a smaller trash can. Their office is on the East coast and they were closed for the day. Have to try tomorrow.
    Thanks for letting me vent.

  40. Pretty nice out today. They have a dumpster for people to get rid of things, so I was glad to be able to get a few things gone that I was wondering how to do it. Still getting ready for Zeta.

  41. Up waaaay to early for my liking (5am) to take sister to Dublin for an endoscope (ugh!). Had to wait for 4 hours in the car (Covid precautions) so drove to the seaside nearby & just watched the tide come in.

  42. Feeling super tired today, I think it is the dreary skies and rain that’s on the way. Need some sunshine.

  43. Well today would have been my 50 year wedding anniversary…always thought we would have made that milestone easily…you can never predict somethings…..so I can either sit around and probably feel sorry for myself or get moving and put on “our favourite” songs and clean the storeroom out and finish scrubbing the back and front steps with chlorine…We have 3 large farm machines that I have to figure out what to do with…they are of no use to me anymore and probably should try and sell them..haven’t been started since my husband became ill so first things first as Mr Jagger would say.. Start It Up!!!

    1. I thought of you while I was waiting for my sister today, just staring out at the Irish Sea & thinking (probably too much …).

  44. Well, the 14 day quarantine for my brother’s family is over, finally. My sister-in-law is testing negative and back at work but feeling tired, no one else ever tested positive. So, it was a good result.

  45. Currently 18 degrees, but the sun is shining. We only got about 4 inches of snow here, but the wildfire areas got a foot or so. I ordered groceries for pick up tomorrow after swimming. Still too much virus going around for me to go to the store.

  46. Made a really good chili today in the slow cooker, and am finishing up now. Nice day for it, as it is dark, cold and drizzly!

    1. good luck! Was it a zoom interview? Did you ever have an on-demand video (ie Hirevue – they record you answering questions, one-way, nobody is there).

  47. It’s the last Monday in October, so a public holiday in Ireland, the schools are off for half-term break. Usually the children would be going around collecting wood for the village bonfire. Not under the tough restrictions we’re living under though. No mixing of households, so no community events.

  48. Looking at my weekly to-do list…must have been way too motivated when I made it yesterday…I will pick one from column A and one from Column B.. after 2 cups of coffee….

  49. I’ve been trying my hand at Instagram giveaways. Keeping my fingers crossed. I’ve never done much entering on IG before.

  50. Today was a chilly, rainy fall day, which made it a good day to curl up at home after church. I video chatted with some friends, and then prayed and journaled. 🙂

  51. My day is going good. My team the KC Chiefs won! Got a bit of Winter with an inch of snow which I don’t like but on the good side the temperature is going to start warming up tomorrow.

  52. It was a quiet Sunday, and I’m enjoying my peace while it lasts, nobody bought the unit under me yet. Hurricane Zelda is coming through Thursday, so I need to get anything done before that, and be ready in case we lose power, etc. The late October storms can be the worst, a couple years ago, people lost power for two weeks!

  53. Current temp: 14 degrees with wind chill of -1. Got a little snow but hoping for more. Glad I didn’t go swimming today.

  54. Our clocks went back last night so no pretending that winter is far away anymore. I bought a dehumidifier for the (now used to store the parents bed) front room that has damp patches on the chimney breast and it’s working. It’s also made the room a bit warmer which helps. That’s the problem with Irish winters, they’re damp, that cold damp that gets into your bones. I’ve started wearing a mask in the evenings when I’m playing about on the internet – it keeps my nose warm!

  55. Pouring rain and dark dark skies….Ran Delilah in the rain, dried her off and now I am inside until later on….government opened up casinos, gyms and cinemas and the public service offices… bars and eating places still no….also thinking about re-opening the borders.. oh well it was inevitable…just have to be very careful going out and about…

  56. I ordered some yarn about three weeks ago and the first package FINALLY arrived. At least it was what I needed to make a hat for a friend for Christmas. So I got started on that.

  57. Got $50 Amazon GC today that I won. Then went to Circle K and got 2 free drinks that I won.
    Starting to rain. Winter storm warning for all day tomorrow. Smother those wildfires!

  58. October is a very hard month for me..all the losses and the memories…anyway I took yesterday as a sad day and today I got back into a groove.. baked all morning.. bread, cookies and a birthday cake order….ran Delilah then I looked at the clock and it was half past 3… lunch now relaxing for the balance with my newspapers…

  59. Day is going good. Was overcast and cool, and it is supposed to get really windy that a cold front is coming. Better start getting out the fall clothes, I’m staying defiant in shorts, around the house, not out!

  60. I’m cold and right now just want to make a mug of tea and gently ease myself into the day. To do that I have to go buy some milk … can’t win.

  61. Spent part of today coaching a friend of mine who is a nun about setting up an Etsy shop. She’s planning on donating the money she makes to an animal rescue and her order. :). She is amazing all the stuff she does.

  62. Connie got snow and cold today. Colorado is hoping for LOTS of snow and cold to help put out all our dangerous wild fires. The cold is coming Saturday night with snow on Sunday and Monday.
    I even cancelled my swim for Sunday with a high of 23 and snow. Made another one for Tuesday when the weather clears up.

  63. It has bee a dark and rainy day today, but I do love those, as I don’t feel guilty about being home and cooking and doing anything cozy!

  64. I’m having an iffy stomach day, lol. Those pop up now and then because of what sepsis did to my gut, but it’s actually much better. It used to be every day, very painful. Now it’s occasionally and kind of blah not painful.

  65. I’ve finished Mum & Dad’s room, the ensuite, the main bathroom and today (hip & knee allowing) I’m starting on the hallway. There are 8 panelled doors, that’s 16 front & back and 3 coats each. Have I mentioned how much I hate painting doors?

  66. It was a nice day out today. The maintenance man was repairing all the doors and locks that got broken in the breakin this weekend. I gave him a blind stitch machine I had gotten for $800 40 years ago, to sell, or for scrap or whatever, as it was too heavy for me to move it, and I’m not going to try to sell anything during covid.

  67. Good swim today. My friend brought me a swim noodle since the pool won’t let their noodles be used. And it’s purple, my favorite color.

    Wildfires keep expanding and evacuations for Estes Park. Snow expected on Sunday with much colder temps.

  68. I just can’t seem to concentrate on reading any more so I’ve started listening to plays on the radio while I decorate/do housework. Anything to lift the spirits.

  69. Got 2 birthday cake orders so that is really nice in these times….rainy and dark this morning so I think I will have to sacrifice work for playing my Delilah and doing laundry…

  70. A HUGE thunderstorm rolled thru the area overnight. Big “booms” woke me. Other than that, my day was nice.

  71. I’m dealing with an eBay buyer claiming that something I bought new and never used isn’t as described. First he said wrong color (but I never stated a color). Then he said it wasn’t insulated. (I never stated it was insulated). Then he said it was used, which is difficult for me to prove I never used it after I bought it new. I could be out as much as $95 over this. 🙁 I hope it gets ruled in my favor. I have over 8,000 feedback on eBay and do everything I can to make my customers happy. But this was NOT used.

    1. Stick to your guns, Jennifer. I’m a long-term buyer and know how difficult it can be from ‘our’ perspective, but this seems pretty clear cut. Try to sort it out yourself but arbitration is always available.

  72. Today’s ‘second other’ comment: I can’t get over the sudden surge in your participants, Connie. 499 today!
    Where did they all come from?

  73. I popped into town early for my flu jab & my regular blood tests and surprise, surprise, there’s no panic buying this time round – phew! No queues, no empty shelves, we’re getting quite good at this!

  74. Off to the village shoppes this morning…I used to love knocking about but now I only run in and out and no window shopping.. stay to the list and move….

  75. I just watched The Grinch who Stole Christmas (the cartoon one) and have been doing some crafting for Christmas.

  76. When we were out the other day we found some Maranatha nut butters on clearance. My husband used the banana peanut butter to make cookies, and they are the best peanut butter cookies I’ve ever had!

  77. My day is going pretty good today just doing stuff around the house today and the sun is out and the temperature is perfect today. I still can’t wait until it rains we need rain for like a month straight here.

  78. And suddenly, we’re back up in the high 70’s, and I’m turning off the heat and back to the a/c. October is crazy.

  79. I am feeling kinda glum as it starts getting colder here; I feel like it’ll be a painfully long winter this year

  80. Rain and yet more rain but it’s Ireland so we’re used to it. The country is going into the highest level of lockdown for 6 weeks starting midnight Wednesday. Here we go again!

  81. Well the inevitable is here.. time to bring up the ladder and clean all the groove ply ceilings and the ceiling fans.. blah…. can’t I go outside. please!!!

  82. Went to an appointment with my eye doctor for the field of vision test. Boring test. Not too much smoke here today but the fires continue north of here.

  83. Over 15 new Covid cases in our rural area. I’m afraid it’s going to get really bad here. I’m high risk and have been staying in since March, did go out the other day to get my flu shot.

  84. It’s gray and rainy here. What a blah day. I actually turned the heat on yesterday for the first time this year. Just to ‘knock the chill off’ as my Mom used to say.

  85. We’re in for a week of heavy rain, wind & cold plus the whole country is on edge as to whether we’re going in to total lockdown again. Not a whole lot to look forward to but on the plus side my blue Himalayan poppy have sprouted!

  86. We are living in strange times…yesterday one village here with a high temp of 35.5 degrees C had an afternoon thunderstorm with hail.. yes ice balls and a funnel cloud…it was close to the airport .. cloud to ground lightening.. this was the second funnel cloud in last few weeks….

  87. My son and his sisters were supposed to go sky diving for his birthday today but they canceled due to the weather so we had dinner and game night.

  88. We had a quiet day. I did get to talk to my brother on the phone. We hadn’t talked for a couple of months.

  89. Good swim today. It’s really my only fun thing that I do anymore.
    Smoke was not bad here in Denver this afternoon, but northern Colorado is having terrible smoke from all the fires. More evacuations again today for two of the fires trying to reach eastern plains.

  90. Postage rates increased today so we took a couple days off of listing on eBay so that we hopefully wouldn’t have any sales where they paid a lower postage rate. Guess it’s time to start listing again. The break was fun while it lasted. I read a whole book yesterday.

  91. My day is great so far! Considering I broke my wrist last week and surgery to fix it, I am doing real good one handed.

  92. We’re expecting the country to go into total lockdown again this week in a bid to a) keep the numbers down and b) free up hospital and especially intensive care beds. Oh well, here we go again …

  93. Plan on having a total “me” day today….Mass on utube then music, reading and playing with the furbabies…Oh and making a weekly to-do list….

  94. My grandkids stayed the night last night. I made them breakfast. I ran and got coffee and later went to dinner for my sons birthday

  95. Beautiful day today, on the cool side but invigorating. Our basement storage units got broken into, 26 broken into, and 13 had the locks pried off. They somehow get into the building without breaking the outer doors, but break the fire door to the basement. My door is all in splinters. We’ve been broken into about 5 times now, so I don’t keep anything like my power tools down there any more. One time they came 3 nights in a row. The police have told us not to go downstairs at night, as they probably hide behind the stairwells lying await to break into the bins. My neighbor had 4 cases of good champagne stolen, he should have known better! I don’t know what else they got…

    1. I was getting worried about you! That’s really scary though. Is there CCTV? And if they can get through the outer doors, they must have access. And 4 cases of champers? Hope he had them insured but what a loss!

  96. so glad I got up and out this morning. it’s cold with the wind and now I’m home, I can stay home as the wind gets even stronger. thanks

  97. We had to take the last of the veggies out of the small garden this week. Now to figure out what to do with so many green tomatoes. . .

  98. Well when I got motivated yesterday I went nutz and by evening I was pooped! LOL.. anyway today I plan on baking then getting all my holiday recipes out and hopefully will start getting some Christmas cake/cooky orders….

  99. I couldn’t sleep because of the pain in my hip so got up, had a shower & am heading into town to get more masking tape. What a high-flying life I lead!

    1. Oh Kate there must be something to help you with the pain… even if it only takes the edge off… hope today is better

    2. Kate, have you tried a TENS Unit? I got one recently on Amazon. It helps with my pain a little. The one I got was less than $30, so affordable.

  100. Home Health’s physical therapists are going to start coming to help me with this right knee. I had some sort of pinched nerve that lingered for a good two weeks behind that knee and really limited my walking. When you’re not 100% already, being off your feet for any time is not good, you start to lose endurance. So, they’ll come in and help me build it back up.

      1. Oh, they are. Especially since they know my sister-in-law tested positive. She’s a nurse, so they know her.

  101. Good swim today. Then dropped off my ballot at the ballot box (I can now ignore all ads and requests for money -which I really already was doing). Then a stop at the grocery store to pick up my order – still haven’t set foot in the grocery store since March 13th.

    Please remember to VOTE! (unpaid, non-political ad)

  102. One step forward, two steps back – literally – with this broken ankle healing. Does help that I can look back at photos from days/weeks ago and at least SEE progress (even if I don’t feel it)

  103. My day is going great. It’s actually pretty nice out today the weather is lovely and me and my sister just got back from having lunch at HoneyGrow. I hope your day is filled with peace & joy(:

  104. We’re gearing up for even tighter restrictions in Ireland. Five people died yesterday & infection rates are on the up all over the country. I know five doesn’t sound like a lot but there’s only 4 million of us in the whole country. The North’s rates are exploding as are the border counties in the Republic. It’s so depressing.

    1. Reading about the surge in the UK and Irish papers.. this is awful… here this morning more nurses from the General hospital are positive… please take care…

  105. So far, my day has not started the best. My allergies are going nuts and dealing with kids zoom classes is not for me today.

  106. Quiet day at home enjoying the last of summer. Got up to 82 degrees today, but fall is coming tomorrow with a high of 55. Usual high for today is 66 degrees.

  107. Well, my sister-in-law tested positive (she’s a nurse at my doctor’s office.) So far, my brother has been tested twice, both negative. Still, everybody is quarantining now, just in case, including me since I recently saw him and the kids. (When he’s here, we try to keep 6 feet distance just because I have underlying health issues and he’s in contact with a lot of people in his work.)

  108. Off to the lawyer and it should be quick.. pick up papers then back home….Cases here have become very serious with some being re-infected for the second time.. death toll has also risen… back to my animals and garden….

  109. All I seem to be doing is sleeping lately but obviously needed. Booked an appointment for my annual ‘flu shot.

  110. Well tomorrow is the condo annual meeting/election; with any luck we’re finally turning the corner … made a lot of strides this last year

  111. Went downtown to the hospital for my infusion. My blood pressure was high at the start – no surprise since I get anxious to go down there. Infusion went fine and I stopped at Smashburger for sweet potato fries and a salted caramel shake.

  112. Well, My doctor’s appointment today was changed to a tele-appointment because my doctor is COVID positive. Good thing I had to change last week’s appt. to today. I’m sure he had it last week but didn’t know it yet. A relative of mine who works for him has also tested positive. I haven’t been around her recently but I’ve been around family who have been near her, so bottom line: we’re all isolating for two weeks.

  113. Some of my friends are all excited about prime day and the deals they might find. I’m like “I need guinea pig pellets”. So that’s what I ordered on Prime day. lol

  114. Went to the lawyer yesterday and have to go back again on Wednesday to collect more paperwork!!anyway today is a gorgeous cool , for us, sunny day and I am off to do some weeding…

  115. Well, this week has gone from freezing cold to back up to 80° to normal temperatures, lol. Who knows what tomorrow will bring.

  116. Had a good swim yesterday and stayed away from my computer so no post. We had high winds as a cold front came through.

  117. I had an awful night hence me being up at the crack of dawn – awful tummy ache! Serves me right for eating most of a jar of pickles.

  118. Today was a fabulous day filled with turkey and family. I forgot how much work a Thanksgiving dinner is, but it was great seeing my family, although is was only half of them as we keep our bubble pretty small.

  119. First day “walking” in my new ankle brace. I’ve forgotten how to walk naturally … and it’s a bit sore this evening (didn’t really walk all that much either)

  120. It’s beautiful, if a little cold, so some manic laundry going on before a week of rain. Went to the grave yesterday, that was tough.

  121. Sunday, yes Sunday.. a day for myself….well the furbabies say a day dedicated to playtime…but there are some chores to attend to first.. bake a few loaves of bread, set the roast in the oven and water the garden.. then book, music and the gallery….

  122. Life is pretty ok..still stressed over covid, winning a trip, going overseas. I know a lot can change in 6 months..

    1. Aw, Shannon, I’m sorry – it’s so hard when this happens but kitty knew nothing but love from you. You couldn’t ask for a better life.

  123. My husband is planning on making stuffed cabbage soup, and I should be finishing a baby blanket I am crocheting this weekend.

  124. Yard man wacking away so time to bake.. a German Chocolate cake… in the oven and the dog and cats fed so a little me time before the rake comes out…..

  125. I’m just recovering from successful back surgery! Painful, but I have to be patient..some wine and PB would be very much appreciated and enjoyed! Thanks for the chance….

  126. Just went to the vampires for a blood draw. Have to do it ever 12 weeks so the doctor can see how my body is doing.

  127. Spent the morning running around with Miss Delilah then finally got my transplants done…Picked peppers and a bunch of basil to make pesto….yard man coming tomorrow so had to pick up all the coconut branches that came off….he will be here at half 5 am so I had to get them picked up today….

  128. I’m just sitting here listening to old 70’s stuff –Jean Genie (Bowie) is on–and messing around online. And it’s on to Tom Petty, Here Comes My Girl.

  129. Absolutely nothing interesting on the agenda for today! Story of my life lately … sorry, must snap out of it!

  130. Food deliveries today which takes a while to do it everything and put it all away. Now watching a great movie with the family.

  131. Today was a nice day out. I went to lunch with my daughter and then later in the day I went to my other daughter’s for a bbq

  132. Swimming was much more fun with my short hair. Then return book and video to the library. Then a blackberry shake and green chili from Good Times. (shake puts out the fire of the chili).

  133. Geeze, a radio station I listen to a lot (they play 70’s oldies, lol) has already switched over to round the clock Christmas music. So, yeah, 2020 just got a smidge worse, lol. My right knee is doing a little better, possibly due to eating Aleve like candy, ha!

  134. I woke up singing “Polly Wolly Doodle All The Day”. Where did that come from? What on earth had I been dreaming about?

  135. Received a call from our lawyer yesterday…more paperwork.. have to go in on Monday.. the trees are crying!!!

  136. Ok..so I am not a political person, at all, but I am highly certain, Mr. Fly was the smartest one in the room.

  137. I had a good day today. I managed to go to three appointments and still go to work this afternoon! I got lots done this week.

    1. Wow. When I first read that you F up with your ortho, lolol—I thought ‘is the doctor that bad???’ Then my brain kicked in and I realized it’s follow up. Ha!! Hope you get good news.

  138. Got the best birthday present today from my friend: A HAIRCUT!! 7 months since my last haircut and I can see my neck and ears again. Will be fun swimming tomorrow without hair to get in my eyes.

  139. Good afternoon! Hope all is well! 🙂 Today has been pretty smooth! I cleaned my room and looked online for Christmas presents! Can’t wait for Christmas! 😀

  140. The whole country is now under increased restrictions due to the increase in Covid cases. And yet the anti-masker, anti-vaxx brigade can protest in large groups, with no social distancing, face masks etc. Believe me, I am completely in favour of free speech, but when they put others at risk … it makes me so angry.

  141. My husband and I went to our storage unit tonight that is filled with stuff to list on eBay. We brought 4 tubs home to work on this week.

  142. Quiet day at home. I’ve got to stop reading the news. Just makes my blood boil. Will get my mail in ballot next week and will put it in a drop box the next day so I can just ignore the news. Colorado has had mail in only for many years with no problems.

  143. I have literally been singing Christmas music all day, just to get a shock about Van Halen passing ? 2020 just never stops..

  144. Just a day-and-a-half til my Ortho check-up (broken ankle). Hoping to advance out of the walking cast into maybe just a slip on sock type brace.

  145. I woke up this morning and said “Bugger this, I need to get out of the house!” So I did. Just sat in the car on the main street in town & watched people going about their day!

  146. Yesterday went shopping and around to the shoppes and made quick work of it.. in the grocery at 7am then the feed and grain and a dry goods store…. home before 10 .. had time to sit before the Minister of Finance read the 2021 budget… why do they never seem to care about the disenfranchised people of the country….anyway aside from the usual more tax on imported goods, cigarettes and luxury items we are still waiting for the property tax increase… cleaned the property of debris after last nights bruhaha and this mornings torrential downpour…now to relax and enjoy lunch…

  147. Another day of crazy news and remote learning with four kids from 18mo to 10yrs old…so…but overall we’re all happy and healthy here!

  148. Feels like fall hit here big time. My sinuses aren’t too happy. Been sleeping, sweeping, and knitting.

  149. My day was ok. Work, 3 kids home remote schooling, meals, cleaning, shopping and finally rest. Then, we do it all over again tomorrow.

  150. My knees are really causing me pain. It’s the typical arthritis stuff but irritating when you have trouble getting around anyway and need to ‘practice’ walking several times a day.

    1. Maybe some Bengay and some Advil can help you…like you don’t already know this.. can’t take the mum out of me….

    2. Any chance you could get in a pool? At least then you could do your exercise without putting weight on your joints.

  151. Sigh. I hear of other people’s troubles and remember with gratitude that mine are very small.
    I had a reservation to visit the botanic gardens today, but the wildfire smoke is just too bad to be out and about.

  152. Egh I mean my day has been going A okay I guess, just struggling to meet dues. Which is never an easy thing to do. Still waiting on the $300.00 from unemployment but I don’t think I will be getting it so I am trying to look for work. Blah.

  153. Last night I found out that a very close friend of my sister, who lives in Arizona, woke up with no sense of smell or taste. He had the Covid test & now we wait. He has an auto-immune disease so is particularly vulnerable. Just keeping everything crossed for now. In Senegal, Africa, they get their results in 8 hours; he has to wait ‘a couple of days’.

  154. Hi! I hope your day is going well! So far, I had a bowl of Raviolis and watched some TV! It’s boring, but I rather it be boring than unsafe 🙂 Have a great day and be safe!

  155. Here’s a second comment: I hope your surgery went well. I know how carpal tunnel hurts. I had it years ago–fortunately didn’t need surgery. It’ll be great to be able to just use your hands, right???

  156. This is a chilly day. It’d be great for chili, but I’m too lazy to make it, lol. Oh, well. My right knee is feeling better. That makes it a good day.

  157. Today is a good day. Was greeted with the favorite breakfast and newspaper without even asking! Gotta love this family. Thanks for asking.

  158. It’s a great day so far. Lots of timely errands to do but at this point, they’re all doable. And, hopefully, a little time with friends.

  159. And it’s pouring again & flipping cold with it 🙁 At some stage I have to put the recycling bins out by the gate & I’m not looking forward to it. Perfect day for some tomato soup & snuggles!

  160. Its 10am on Sunday morning. Today is my nephew’s first birthday and we are going to start getting ready to decorate because we are having a small party at my house today for him.

  161. Hope you are having a great weekend. The leaves are quickly changing here in Michigan. I enjoyed a long ride to see them.

  162. I also love Alice’s hair.. I want it.. all is well here in paradise if it would just give me 5 minutes w/o rain….Connie glad that you are healing…Getting my lists together for tomorrows shopping….

  163. I turned on the heat last night to make sure the furnace was working and all. Then I set the thermostat to 59. Told DH we will have to bundle up this year to save money on heat. Mom and I went all one winter — through blizzards and such with the heat at 58 back in the 1990s.

  164. My day has been great! I went to the farmer’s market with my husband and our fur baby.
    We bought a lot of neat treats and even some for the fur baby!

  165. Thanks for asking. I spent the day avoiding construction traffic just to get to the store. I loved the weather. How are you?

  166. Any day you see a juvenile yellow crested night heron – in southern Michigan – is a good day (for a birder)

  167. Saturday & the rain has finally stopped but never fear, tomorrow’s due to be a complete washout. Ah me, the joys of Irish weather – not for the faint-hearted! Great to know your right hand op. went well but I still want to see a video!

  168. I’ve been loom knitting away. I’m getting a lot faster at it. Going to be lots of hats for Christmas gifts this year since DH hasn’t been to work since March. 🙂

  169. My day is going ok. I drove over a big piece of cement and not sure if my car is okay. It really scared me and now I’m a big afraid to drive. I hate when I’m scared to drive…I don’t want to be a nervous nelly!

  170. I had a good day – cooler weather to work outdoors. Got the lawns edged and mowed, Had lots of cold water for a shower and found this great giveaway at your fabulous site while ending my day – WONDERFUL!

  171. I did not sleep last night–Who knows why but I kind of dragged all thru the day. Hoping for a good night.

  172. Well, I’m writing on a Friday, which makes for a great day for a teacher! Additionally, my daughters and I had great conversations, which was refreshing after a very busy week. So I would rate this day fairly high 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!

  173. My day is going quite well actually… Compared to yesterday. I thought I was coming down with the flu but I am feeling a lot better. Turns out I was just overtired.

  174. Had to get up 3 hours earlier than usual to take my car in for an oil change and inspection. My new (to me) car has to get the expensive kind of oil but only once a year or 5,000 miles. Ha! I think I’ve put on 400 miles this year.

  175. Not much going on today; my utility company replaced my gas meter – highlight of my day. Will hobble out to the mailbox on my walking cast for the afternoon highlight

  176. My day is going pretty well! It’s really starting to feel like Fall, and I love a nice chilly walk 🙂

  177. It’s a beautiful, sunny Autumn day here so it will be a good day, no matter what. I’m making soup from veggies from the garden – always a good thing. Thanks for asking.

    1. That’s fantastic. Congratulations. How long is it for and how long to you have to redeem it?
      I won $15 Paypal this week and was thrilled.

  178. Today, I hope to start off on the right foot, since it is Friday. Have to go food shopping and need to do some cleaning. Making this weekend to be a time to relax and a little more to myself of time.

  179. My day is going pretty well, enjoying my morning coffee and then out to go shopping for winter boots for the kids (ahh who wants to think about winter!!)

  180. Today’s 2nd. comment: Good luck with the surgery today! Any chance you could video it to show us? I find the human body absolutely fascinating – only good thing about the recent colonoscopy!

  181. It’s well and truly Autumn with a really cold wind. I’m back in my fingerless gloves full-time to try to keep them warm (Raynaud’s syndrome). Have to pop into town later so that means getting showered & I’m too cold to get undressed! Brrr!

  182. 3;30am currently…doin alright. spent the dau4y cleaning my grandmas house of dog fur bc shes practically senile so that sucked lol

  183. I am just trying to go with the flow, as usual. With everything going on, I try to keep a level head.

  184. I can’t believe it’s 4th Quarter already! I’ve been at home since Q1! And Q4 is my busiest time of year because that’s when all the holiday sweeps are out, and I’ve been selling on eBay full time since 1998, so busy, busy, busy.

  185. My day was ok, I helped my mom get organized which is a good thing but also frustrating. We take one step forward and two back.

  186. I want Alice’s hair! When I was 13 or so, in the late 70’s, I’d use that spray on blue glittery stuff and I loved it. But it was nothing compared to what they can do with color now.

  187. My day has had it’s ups and downs, right now it’s pouring rain here and my arthritis is kicking in, ugh!

  188. Glad about getting your hands both done. I’ve been around here long enough to watch Alice grow up from a baby to a young girl.
    Good swim today with my friend. She brought her husband who had shoulder surgery.

  189. My day is going okay I guess. Sure wish it would rain I am sick of the heat and sick of the wildfires in our area I am praying for rain lots and lots of rain.

  190. Still nursing a broken ankle that keeps me unable to drive – but was fortunate enough that a fellow birder took pity on me and we went and scouted a Black Vulture. Perfect start to October/Halloween

  191. Day is going good. Walked to town to do a few chores. Glad the hand surgery has gone well! I hope you can enjoy being a lady of leisure for a little bit! I might be tempted to milk it to be waited on hand and foot! But no, just fun for a thought! Alice is so funny, she got that “funny” gene from you!

  192. Happy October everyone! So glad the carpal tunnel surgery went well & good luck tomorrow. BTW, Alice’s hair is amazing!!!

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