Oldest Granddaughter's college room:
Now do you remember your college room? Believe me, back in 1964, my dorm room at LSUBR did not look like this. Mine was actually already furnished with old worn out twin beds and possibly a desk that had seen better days. And we weren't allowed to bring any type of electrical appliances (like microwaves or refrigerators) into our room. There was an ironing room down the hall that had a hot plate... but that was it. And still... I loved it!
We also had all sorts of restrictions. Had to be back in the dorm by 10:00 pm (and the dorm mother was waiting to check you in). No boys inside your room (they were allowed to come into the dorm sitting room). No off campus visiting allowed. No beer or alcoholic beverages allowed on campus. No slacks allowed for women (although since I was an Animal Science Major I had an exemption). And despite it all, I still loved it!
Nowadays I'm not sure there are any restrictions. But times change. And one of the reasons my granddaughter has such a fabulous room is that her mother has an Interior Design degree... and all she has to do is tell her mom what she is thinking about... and my daughter loves pulling it all together. That is a plus!
New news here:
My spinal arthritis is acting up again... making walking painful. I really don't think I did anything to hurt it - seems like it just flares up on occasion and my back seizes (from lower back up to my neck). But it hasn't gotten any worse and as long as I can still walk, I'm grateful.
And we did start proofing the sequel to "Time After Time" this week. The new book is called "Life and Theft in Carrick Cove" (unless I change it before publishing).
Youngest granddaughter is back in school... luckily they are mask mandated (Catholic School). But I still worry for the children. Our Texas Governor, Abbott, is now testing positive for Covid. And of course he still refuses to mask mandate the public schools (although Dallas county and several others are defying his order). So proud of them! Can't imagine how our own governor would not want to protect the children (as well as the teachers). I'm afraid Covid has become a political issue and not the health issue it really is.
And an issue that lucked out this summer has been the Texas Grid. As worried as we were that the Grid would fail this summer due to this past winter's performance with Ercot, the abundance of rain lately seems to have saved August. Now we only have to see what this winter holds.
I'm not going to go into any discussion about Afghanistan. It's a beyond terrible situation and I really pray for those people. But I'm in no position to say what is right or wrong to do here. Seems like we tried for 20 years to help them take control of their country... perhaps it's not to be.
Going to close this with a question. I sew face masks and give them to friends and family. I also use a natural coffee filter inside them for added protection. But... with this new Delta variant, I decided to order some KN95 masks for when we walk in public places (such as the Mall). And I will say that these fit really well... no gaps and the best thing about them for me is that they don't cause my glasses to fog up!
This is what I ordered (and yes, they are 'made in China' - which put me off at first, but they are on the FDA approved list.)
|... also ordered some in black|
Anyway, I was just wondering what kind of face masks do you wear (if you wear any)?
OK, it's Thursday - TGIF Eve... just made a batch of dark chocolate peanut butter brownies for the boys (not gluten-free so no, I can't have them - but that's OK, I have Dove Bars!). And yes, I can still function in the kitchen with my back pain. I just move slowly and carefully. Take Care my friends, and stay safe!