Oneta 84

Old folks don’t like change they say

I’ve worked a long time to learn it my way.

Does it have to do with my age?

Must just be that I’m in a stage.

But it is getting harder for me to learn

For a quick mind, I really yearn.

I’m very thankful my motor has a gear for go.

But I wish I could set it on something besides “slow.”


I started the above ramble some time ago.  Today I feel it is quite appropriate.  I have never worked so diligently and accomplished so little.  Take today for instance.

First a sweet report.  I talked to granddaughter who told me how much Addy (6) wants to come over to “help” Grandma (Me).  She is convinced she would be able to do hard jobs for me.

Also in the “not too bad but too slow” category.  Watered house plants.  Looked out and found the rain had done a marvelous job of watering the flowers Sammy put out last night.

“Fish feeding” went off without a hitch.  I tried to ignore the water that is getting murky.

Also fried an egg and some baloney for breakfast.  Ate onions with it.  Onions tasted good.

Inventory the meds and food supplements to see what I’m running out of.  Need to turn in my Herbalife order to Roger.  Herbalife okay, but meds revealed a troublesome, time consuming problem still unsettled.

I am out of Warfarin after tomorrow.  I called in refill Monday.  They had to get okay from doctor.  Alright.  I called today and was told they had no reply from doctor.  They will send another request.  I called them.  Talked to three people explaining my need, then I was put on hold, then dropped completely.  Called back.  Put my need on a message.  The message lady promised to call back.  That was two and a half hours ago.

Searched FB to find out about time for a friend’s funeral.  It is this afternoon.  I’m going.  I’m sure I will have to walk pretty far to get in the church.  That’s okay since I am getting pretty strong because of the walking I have been doing.  Hold the applause.  I will just imagine all the accolades you are shouting out to me.  I hear that “Go, Girl, Go.”  Thanks.

All this reporting is to tell you why there is no real creative kind of blog today for the fourth day in a row.  I miss blogging.  It’s not because I am accomplishing anything but because I am doing something!

I didn’t just promise you a “real creative” kind of blog next time, did I?  Maybe I hedge on that a little.  Wish my feet would run around as well as my mouth runs off.  Promises, promises.  I have to ask the Lord for something marvelous next time.  😀







About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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  1. Zoheir says:

    Sometimes we need to write only. Doesn’t matter if it is creative or not as long as we keep writing. I like your “non creative” content, and I enjoyed reading this one.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Thanks for your kind words. The folk who have been reading me quite a while know I am joking a lot on a “report” like this. I will be glad to get to know you better. Thanks for leaving me a comment. I love the comment section of blogs.

  2. pranabaxom says:

    You did pretty good Oneta. Way to go.
    Me? Just had my breakfast. It was my wife’s day off, so she made the breakfast. I just ate. Then I took my dog out for a mile long walk with my dog Skooby, it was a brisk walk though. Then came back and opened my blog and the first one I read was yours and the morning is almost over. Of course I have a long to-do-list in my head that by evening will be untouched. On the bright side, another pair of doves have taken up residence in the abandoned nest from few weeks back. Hope this pair is successful. So spent few minutes looking at the one sitting on the nest. It was beautiful.
    Now need to think what to do for the rest of the day. There is the movie half seen from yesterday. That will take an hour or so. What else. A slow day indeed.

  3. oneta hayes says:

    Living in “slow” gear might be a blessing for those who appreciate the marvels seen when one travels slowly. IF she (me) would just quit trying to go fast when I no longer have a “fast” to go in. 😀 I did watch a blue bird and a red bird (male cardinal) yesterday. They were so pretty as they flitted from branch to branch. Keep reporting your wonders. I enjoy them.

  4. I really like this one Oneta….so very very real. I always seem to be busy but cannot always see what I have accomplished.

  5. shoreacres says:

    Your mention of bologna set me off. There’s nothing in the world I like much better than a sandwich with white bread, bologna, and mayo. It’s not high cuisine, but it sure does taste good. On the other hand, I had my first bacon/tomato sandwich of the season last night, and I thought I might have landed in the heavenly banquet by accident. I suppose it’s a little early for tomatoes and peaches up there — but maybe not. In any event, the full flush of the tomato harvest is coming, and I intend to make use of it!

    • oneta hayes says:

      I bought tomatoes today. Too high priced. Four slightly smaller than medium for three dollars. But they are the difference between a get by sandwich and a “heavenly banquet” sandwich. It was sure a slippery mess by the time I got to the last bite. I think my bologna is mostly turkey and/or chicken. It lacks my expected and remembered flavor.

  6. Faye says:

    Just your life and honesty is a blog of blessing to me. So just keep doing what God has been telling you to do. May He bless your pen in whatever endeavours.

  7. Don’t ask God for something you already have – YOU are marvelous. God bless, heal, and strengthen you. Love your blog.

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