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In A World Of Trouble~   Leave a comment

As I knew it would, the coronavirus has escalated since things have opened up

It is insane to me and so unnecessary.

People say it was necessary is necessary for things to open to save the economy.

Yeah well people are dying.

To me that seems like it is a hell of a lot more important.

I lost my nephew to this virus.

It is real and it is dangerous.

And it is just getting worse.

It is incredibly sad.

I will admit I don’t wear a face mask except to work when I am around the residents.

I hate wearing it and I feel like it prevents me from breathing well.
But if it saves one life, one elderly person or one of my grandchildren then that is worth it.


This country is going to hell in a hand basket and I blame Trump for that.

God willing he will not win the election in November.

We need someone who needs and knows how to lead this country.

Trump hasn’t been nor ever was that person.

God willing.



Posted June 30, 2020 by Marge in God, heartfelt, ramblings, Uncategorized

Damn Responsibility~   Leave a comment

My youngest daughter and her family are going to Minnesota over the 4th of July weekend because her in laws live there and they want to visit with them.

It would be a perfect time for my husband and I to fly to Florida for six days.

He watches the kids while my daughter and her husband work.

So he wouldn’t have any responsibilities to stay in Iowa.

I however work two of the six days and I could either try and trade with someone to get them off or just call in sick both days.

It would be easy enough to do both.
BUT in flying to Florida I would be spending almost two thousand for the tickets and hotel room and then we always take a thousand for spending money.

However Rick still wants his garage and taking three thousand for a short vacation seems a bit insane when he wants his garage.


Not to mention my calling in sick to work…..

My conscience probably won’t let me call in anyway…..

But it is tempting.

Still the responsible thing to do is to not go and not spend that money



Hate being a adult some days.



Posted June 15, 2020 by Marge in heartfelt, ramblings, vacations

In a round about way~   Leave a comment

I’m over the blues.

Not sure what it was but there for a few days I felt like I hated my life and every aspect of it.


I am thrilled beyond words that I am out of that.


With Jason passing I know I have no right to be unhappy or down about anything.

Life is way too short.

Way too short to be unhappy


I need to count my blessings every day and not let things drag me down.



Posted June 2, 2020 by Marge in ramblings

Don’t think any thing could be better~   Leave a comment

Today was the perfect day weather wise.

I honestly don’t think it could be any better.

Just beautiful

The temp was about 74 with a very slight breeze and full sunshine.

Just loved it.

I worked in the yard, sunbathed a bit and just basked in the gloriousness of it.

Went to Iowa City, and Durant this morning to have breakfast with Matt and his oldest daughter Keira.

It was a very nice even tempo day….no stress a lot of sunshine and just perfect.

Love days like this.
Wish it never got warmer than 80 degrees.



Posted May 31, 2020 by Marge in heartfelt, ramblings

Sugar~   Leave a comment

Matt, Crystal, Brian, Tonyia, Emily and I started a diet today.
Well we are doing the biggest loser challenge.

We each put in $100 and the person who loses the most by Labor Day wins the entire jackpot.

I have already gone without pop for a week.

I drank mountain dew every night when I was working third shift.

Now I drink crystal light with caffeine in it to help keep me awake.

It doesn’t work as well as the mountain dew did but it is better for me.


I am giving up sugar and of course I have to start exercising.

I need to lose fifty pounds.

I will be happy if I lose forty.

Hell anything will be an improvement.


Also I need to tone up.

Especially in my arms.

They are ugly and very flabby.



I have no illusions that I will win the jackpot.

But it gives me motivation and that is what I need.



Posted May 26, 2020 by Marge in ramblings

Good Grief   Leave a comment

So my computer, laptop has been bugging me for a few days that it needs to upgrade so I clicked on it to upgrade.

Then when I get back on it says my password no longer works.

Why wouldn’t it tell me before hand that it wasn’t going to work?

Ticks me off when things get changed when there is no reason to change them.

So I typed in what the password on the Microsoft account should be and it denies it.

So I am racking my brain trying to think of what the password would be.
It keeps denying it.

So finally I type in the first password I used and guess what, it accepts it this time??????????
Good Lord I hate electronics.


Posted May 18, 2020 by Marge in ramblings

Jason~   Leave a comment

My husband’s nephew passed away today May 15th.
He was 39 years old.
We haven’t gotten the results back yet from the autopsy but he was mowing the lawn and had to sit down because he was having problems breathing.
He called his wife and told her he couldn’t breathe very well and then she said he took two gasps and quit talking to her.

She raced home to find him already gone.

Last month Jason had the coronavirus.

I’m wondering if that did something to his lungs or heart?

Regardless it is so sad that this young man’s life has ended.

He grew up with my kids.

My eldest son Brian and Jason played a lot together.

For a while they were best friends.


He was married with three kids.

His sons are over eighteen and his daughter is fifteen.

Rest in Peace Jason.

You will be missed.


Posted May 16, 2020 by Marge in family, heartfelt, ramblings

Another Day~   Leave a comment

Got off of work at six and dyed my hair and then slept for two hours after I showered.

It is a warmer day, going to hit seventy and it is cloudy and muggy.

I need a few groceries but I haven’t made up my mind yet if I want to take the time or the money to go and get them

Nothing major just a few small things.

Rick is watching my three younger grandkids so I have the house to myself.

Which is nice

But again I feel a bit out of sorts in the sense that I am floundering.

I mentioned something like it the other day in a blog.

I feel it more often than not.
And maybe it has to do with the social distancing and not being allowed to do much of anything.

I don’t know.

Maybe it has to do with working third shift and not seeing everyone as much as I would like?

Ahh life……

Wish I was rich….






Posted May 14, 2020 by Marge in heartfelt, ramblings

Happy Mother’s Day To Me~   1 comment

only my youngest son and his two girls thought it was nice enough to come and visit me on Mother’s day.

Brian and Emily just sent me a text and Paula hasn’t acknowledged it at all.

I never say anything but we always do a grill out for Rick for father’s day and his birthday.

I suppose that is my doing.

But nothing got done for my birthday except going to Emily’s for lunch and nothing at all was done for Mother’s day.

I know they all favor him over me.

It shows in a million little ways.




Posted May 10, 2020 by Marge in ramblings

If Only~   Leave a comment

My husband and I went to Iowa City this morning to Menards.
ON our drive there he said, “Sure wish we were driving to Florida right now”
I said “Me too”
If only.

They said that the temps in Daytona were going to be in the nineties.

That is better than this cold thirty degree crap that we have to deal with.

it is almost the middle of April and we still have freezing temperature.

I could easily quit my job, load up our three younger grandkids and drive to Florida for a week.

I have to take them because their mother starts back to work tomorrow after being off six weeks due to her brain surgery.

if only we could go to Florida.

Darn it.

me too

Posted April 14, 2020 by Marge in heartfelt, ramblings