Grandma Marge

Friday, January 28, 2005

Still Confused

I wanted to make a comment on another blog, but couldn't get the sign in completed. When I had just about given up, and was ready to quit this whole business, I made it in to somewhere. Whether or not I can get a posting from this remains to be seen.

I would have written a piece on my visit to flylady. She and her helpers are supposed to help me get organized. That is a joke. I have been un-organized for over 70 years, so why change? Ralph Yaw has been helping me get organized, especially in my office and in other rooms on our premises. I like the clean look. The major problem is I still can't find anything. I think that relates to the fact that I suffer for CRS and don't remember where I put things. I don't know if flylady, or anyone else can help me with that. But if I could improve, I would not suffer from " Chaos" which means Can't have anyone over syndrome. Having a larger house means I can have someone over if I keep things reasonably picked up. I may never be good enough (unlike Beverly) to have the place in first class order, but I will not be totally ashamed of the way things look like I used to be.

Well, today, I started another 5 week Quest class. It is about the religions of the world. The speaker today was supposed to talk about Christianity, but his first question to us was to define religion. I think it is a system of beliefs by which we try to explain the things we don't understand. The lady sitting next to me thought it was a way to take responsibility for doing good to others and our enviroment. I told her that was a good answer as we need to care about others to express what we believe in. Anyway, I don't know much more than I did. Another interesting fact: There were six people from the Congregational church there as well as the instructor and his wife, who attend there. I didn't see anyone from my church. This class will probably get more interesting as there are other interesting people there I didn't mention. More on that later unless I get tired of the mechanics of this and give up. Marge

Monday, January 24, 2005

Let's See How This Works

Today's blog will be short, I think. I'm doing this largely because I want to make comments on other people's blog and I gather that I have to have an identity of some sort to do this. Personally, I can't imagine that too many people are interested in what I may have to say, but I guess I could write about things that happened when I was young. My husband John, (Walking in Gay Shoes) has done this and our daughter, Beverly (Auntie Fatcat) approves, so I may try it.

I hope I can remember all the passwords, etc. Also how to do another one of these blogs. I have enjoyed reading the blogs of other people and could have been happy to continue doing so if I could be satisfied with that. But, no, I have to talk back to them. Yes, I did get into trouble talking back as a child. Also asking too many questions. I think some of my teachers didn't like that. I did discover when I was in college that I could talk via the essay question and teachers liked that. The more BS, the better the grade. College was also the first time I could talk on the phone without my mother trying to improve my phone manners. I imagine many people feel the same way, including my own children. I loved the independence I had in college and yet I didn't have to cook my own meals or worry about transportation. We walked everywhere.

Life got really good after I met and married John. I enjoyed his family as well. His cousin, Ella Faye introduced us. That is a pretty good story I'll save for another time. We have two great kids, both of whom have families of their own. These families include three cats and one dog. This is enough for me, I enjoy their animals at their houses. We have had cats, all of which have, as my Mother would say, gone to cat heaven. Beverly would like us to get another one to keep us company in our old age, but I'm not sure I want to take care of one.

This is enough for now. Maybe some day soon, I'll talk about my "German Calvanistic Heritage". Only after I understand what it is. So long until I have another block of time. Marge