Saturday, January 15, 2022

Guitar - Dog - First Measurable Snow - Future Plans

 Shiloh, IL (Hi 34   Lo 25)   First big snow

I need to keep up the blog, if it's just to tell the temp. I go back thru the blogs a lot to check what temps we had for what week. Since this is my first time in Illinois I may need it for next year, plus it gives me an idea what I do here in the winter. 

People are asking how I'm doing with the guitar. Frank came over last Monday because my thumb was in such pain I couldn't crochet or do anything with the left hand. I was holding the guitar wrong and putting pressure on the thumb muscle so with his help got that changed. I also wasn't bringing my hand around enough to get pressure on the strings. He loosened the strings out of tune so it wasn't so hard. Now I'm practicing  the new movements and trying to learn the notes of each string. Chords will take awhile, old fingers don't want to curve or move or press.  This is going to take awhile. 

Our son and wife go to Campbellsville University in KY when there's events with grandson. He's on the volleyball varsity team on a scholarship so they go down to see him play. That's why I have their dog for the weekend. It's my first time babysitting and he's a very smart Jack Russel terrier. It's been interesting to say the least. He's an older dog and learned to go to back door quickly when he wants out. He always wants attention, which is fine, belly rubs is his favorite.  Friday evening was fine, but by morning we had two inches of snow and wet paws a cleanup was needed. I was lucky to just stand on the patio and let his do his thing. The snow stopped about noon so shouldn't get any more accumulation. We may get ice instead toward evening and thru the night when temperatures drop.


I'm the type of person that needs future plans. I'm on widow zoom Monday and Friday and one of the gals wants to setup a meeting for a few of us. I now am planning a ten hour trip to Wisconsin. I can stop at our youngest son on the way up which is the half way point. I'm also planning a Florida trip in July. It gives me something to look forward too.


KarenInTheWoods said...

Oooh where in Wisconsin are you going to be?

LakeConroePenny,TX said...

You really went through it the last few months. I found that going to the local Community Center, and to church, helped me, when Johnnie died in 2001. It gives you something else to think about, and maybe make more friends?

Best wishes for your new life.