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” Now This Month”

April 24, 2017

Moving is a good thing however my computer is still here at Andre’s house so I’ve been here occasionally obviously because I hadn’t blogged in March if no one had noticed. So now I will go with At&t who has a reasonably fee for wifi! Andre has wifi here however where I live in Corn Hill wifi is unavailable which truly sucks. So I plan to go with a good company like At&t  to have great access! In fact I set it up with them in June to have a hotspot with only having internet service. I phoned them recently and gave my email address  to them. Checked my email and nothing so I will phone them again. Pleasantly the company has two stores here in Rochester one on Monroe Avenue and the other is on Jefferson Street both near to where I live. I will ask advice with Andre who knows quite a lot with technologically sound items like hotspot and the like. Again this is a condensed version of my personal views needless to say because of time!


” No Surprises”

March 6, 2017

Beautiful warm day now, though a week ago wasn’t good for man or beast. Very windy in fact fifty mile an hour with down power lines and anything in the way played havoc. Walked outside in the morning and it was seventy degree weather though in the afternoon the temp was dropping rapidly then by midnight the wind howled to a fever pitch. By the morning walked outside and the wind was so strong it nearly blew me over and being under 100 pounds actually 93 it didn’t take much to topple me to the ground. So I figured I’d go in for a while to wait for it to subside. And it did. So out again to take a daily stroll the wind was calmer yet not much. So now I am at Andre’s and it is so good to see him and be on my computer. Finally published the previous blog I did sixteen days ago which was blogged in February. The point is that it is done. Now for this month which has gone well thus far. Been at my new apartment which is ok, not many light plugs, laundry room is in the basement with very steep stairs which are concrete, the railing is on one side and part of it is jams to the wall. The machines aren’t in good shape and expensive. So when I initially when down the stairs, had boots on and Andre mentioned it was dangerous. It is a good idea to find a laundry mat on South Ave. Not taking any changes and besides there are people hanging around the back door of the building in good weather. Even if I want to do laundry in the daytime which is the more reasonable time it still isn’t safe. Figuring I will do the laundry next month. Have a doctor’s appointment in April.
Been listening to the radio for entertainment, playing cards, writing letters to my dear friend Weesie. Keeping calm and focusing on important items. Speaking on the phone to friends and relatives also. Speaking of friends Alynn is sending another package today which is super. Looking forward to this. My apartment doesn’t have much room as far as storage, little closet space in the kitchen. No surprises with that, though the place isn’t the worse either so not allowed pets, or have a place to decorate either. Those are the drawbacks, it is within my budget which is fine. So that is that for the moment. My son is asleep now so trying to be as quiet as possible. While blogging this had a couple of mountain dews and a orange ice cream on a stick. Am satisfied with the little things in life.

Striving And Succeeding

March 6, 2017

With a cup of tea at hand instead of my usual brew of coffee, times are changing. Have a new address which is nice and I am still welcome here on Linden Street. Andre and his roommate John have been fantastic. My new apartment isn’t far from here which makes it good. I will be […]

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” Taking Things In Stride

January 21, 2017

Taking things in stride is pleasant now, than it has been previously. Catching up on movies, such as Shawshank Redemption, Eight Days A Week, and the amazing series of Broadway Empire which is ranked in my book one of the three best pieces of material ever.
My experience tasting new foods is always a new adventure. Going to Beale Street Café with my son Andre was amazing. We both ordered different items. He ordered The Poboy crawfish while I ordered the Etoufee which is a French dish. Have never had it before and wanted to try it. Reason being that my sinuses were acting up and thought it would help. While patiently waiting for the menu to come which was more than 20 minutes at least it seemed so, we decided to wait at the bar. Andre ordered a whiskey and coke and I ordered a rum and coke. We finally walked home and had the food. Mine was too salty and Andre’s wasn’t right. The crawfish was overcooked and no tarter sauce came with it. Andre phoned the place and the lady was apologetic saying that it was very busy which wasn’t an excuse and offered a gift certificate for 10 dollars. Both Andre and John are chefs and know how to cook even in highly paced places. This restaurant is an American, Cajun and Creole place New Orleans style so why are they in Rochester?
Had a bank account in Stone Mountain and wanted to close it. Initially the guy was highly offensive so after trying several times and going online to see where a Wells Fargo was in Rochester there wasn’t any except six hours away which I had phoned the advisors which wasn’t a bank here. So phoned the branch again in Ga, and got a lady whom I had spoken to previously while living there, fortunately she took the necessary information and will mail me the balance.
Linden Street is in the historic district with homes that date back to 1877 or longer. Found out about this while walking on South Ave. with Andre, terrific.
Took the bus downtown and went to a couple of places then we decided to walk back home which was already planned. We took the Riverwalk Path which part of it was blocked off so we had to cross several streets with cars wising by at a great clip. Of course I became very nervous which made Andre the same as well. It reminded me of a ferris wheel and roller coaster combined. Not a pleasant site. We saw a squat of homeless people in tents for privacy also. After walking across a parking lot we found the Genesee River, with mallard both female and male and seagulls flying overhead, and countless beautiful pigeons on the ground. It would be a 10 minute busride home yet it took us 20 minutes. Love living here. Each day there is something new, which is wonderful.

” Pondering Questions”

January 7, 2017

This is my very first blog to start off a brand new year. Pondering questions are instilled while always indelible in a mind which is always inquisitive. Has the public been aware of the Mandela Effect? This is quite interesting, of course it has many ways of viewing this always depending on the person accepting or denying it. It is true and originates from quantum computerizing. An albatross which was found by researchers and later by biologists on the land had fallen to his demise. Sadly these educated men found a tremendous amount to plastic embedded in his stomach which extended into his intestine. All the time people are too lazy to put garbage where it shouldn’t be, while the five great lakes are laden with trash of assorted items small and large. The most horrendous lake is Lake Erie. You can find all sorts of items from old automobile tires to anything and everything. In the Pacific Ocean there is a place in the depth of the ocean where there is a tons of plastic, as it has harden in time it is extremely difficult to get as it is solid so humans can walk on it. So now this albatross has come to his end in this unfortunate path. The United States of America should and must find another way to screen the brave men and women who fight and protect this country of ours. There have been many who have mental illness and shouldn’t be allowed to join. These individuals have types of mental issues which after serving the illness has gotten considerably worse.
Noticed that while walking downtown in the attempt to pay my cricket bill last month, I figured out a smoother way. After my debit card came and I activated it, I went online to set up an auto pay starting this month. There are fewer cricket offices here which I don’t intend to switch. Still like the service. Now I don’t have to worry about the bill being paid each month and getting stress out about it.
Looking slowly for an apartment. I was online with my niece and she gave me a web site. Gave the important reference about it. Two days later got an email and had been conversing with the person and she said she was going to give my name to the leasing agent. There really isn’t a rush now, though getting the ball rolling. It is in a prime location so time will tell.
My dearest friend Alynn is going to give me a tracking number this weekend and will be sending me more of my things, Andre is still requesting his knife for camping.
It has been snowing and quite cold here yet not as harsh as other parts of the country. Still like it here and its home.

” Time In A Bottle”

December 26, 2016

Those of us recall the beautiful lyrics of the song, Time in a bottle by the beloved Jim Crose. The song is timeless, These are those moments if you could possibly save all those precious minutes. I haven’t been here a lengthy time as yet but have accomplished a great deal personally. Namely I have gained a bit of weight which for me is monumental. Was between 85-89, now I am between 90-93. Now you ask how? Milkshakes, bagels and cream cheese, eating three times again small amounts as usual, and don’t forget those calzones too. Mainly just being with my precious son, Andre and keeping calm too is essential.
Went to my eye doctor and to another doctor too on the 19th of December and am content to report that things are well. Eye Pressure was normal, the sonogram had shown an attached retina and there weren’t any eye tumors which means I can keep my left eye is tact. Great news.
Went to pay my cricket bill and the place had moved so had an opportunity to go downtown on the bus with Andre. While there which was a wonderful invigorating walk to arrive at the place, Andre had a surprise for me. We walked near the beautiful Genesee River with these majestic beautiful gargantuan seagulls flying overhead and sometimes they would greet us while sitting on the side above the river. Then we walked past these many world flags which Rochester is their sister cities.
What a tremendous experience and will return downtown just to see those sights soon. Been taking the bus which is good. Many times the bus is crowded with travelers which I stood in the isle instead of taking a seat which many have offered however felt more comfortable standing. Actually it is a short distance and when the weather is less harsh we intent to walk the distance. Actually Andre has walked downtown and back. He has taken the Genesee trail which is beautiful and over a covered bridge. This will be great experiencing for myself too. There are many outdoors activities in the spring and summer which are free.
Speaking of walking the sidewalks were like ice staking underfoot for both of us. Many times we had to walk in the street where it was cleared.
My thoughts are to find an apartment which is within reason. Have been looking online just to get ideas. Intend to land one soon enough. I am confident I can do that in a reasonable amount of time. Lets close this for now, simply expressing to everyone who reads this, Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year 2017, with lots of love, countless hugs, and endless peace in this wonderful world.

” More Adventures”

December 3, 2016

More adventures are on the horizon with each day I awake to a promising insightful future. Drinking some hot tea at the moment aids in calming nerves! Got some great gifts including two different boxes of tea, a pair of black fur boots, some day or nightwear, a pair of jeans, a sweater all from my dear niece Liz! Finally got the box from my friend Alynn containing things of my winter robes and other various items of mine and my sweetest son Andre things. Got that December 1st. It was delayed in the mail and had another destination date. However kept the tracking number just in case. Speaking of December 1st had an appointment with Ronald D. Plotnik M.D. and it was a piece of cake. This doctor is phenomenal. It was a lengthy day too which I surely didn’t mind in the least. Have an appointment with Dr. Plotnik and Dr. Kieran a retina specialist who will take a sonogram of my left eye, reason being is that Dr. Plotnik is curious as to what is under the eye, and wants to rule out a retina detachment. or an eye tumor. This is the first time a doctor has questioned this matter. I am highly content and curious myself after these many years. Dr. Plotnik was a student of Dr Shapiro in the 80’s and spent many years learning under his guidance. He will drop a letter to Dr. Shapiro while in the process mentioning me and where I am. This appointment with the 2 doctors will be on the 19th of December. Oh after the sonogram Dr. Plotnik will again check the pressure. Then in June I have a six month appointment with Dr. Plotnik. The first appointment last 2 hours longer than usual because I was a new patient. On the 2nd of December went to my new bank, Canandaigua National Bank and open a new account. Then on the same day phoned Social Security to speak to them. Been taking wonderful walks too. Will be looking feverishly for an apartment too. Have a list of items to do in December. Andre is doing ok! His roommate John is phenomenal. His kindness is overwhelming. Adam Andre’s other friend here is doing well and was kind to go to the Flaum Eye Institute at UR Strong Hospital with me. On a personal note I weigh 85 pounds. It goes between 85 and 89. This is depending on the emotional level at the time. Feeling copacetic with this.

” Processing And Planning”

November 17, 2016

With unusual better than warmth in the air for this month it is a pleasant change however not for a length of time. There have been fires in the Georgia Mountains and one of them unfortunately deliberately set. This isn’t the only southern state which have been deluged with fires. A couple of other states are in the same boat with those who have been sent from their homes. It is sad and more so because of the terrible drought which have plagued this area of the country. Going outside is a major concern for everyone. Your throat, nostrils and eyes are affected in some way. You can smell the scent of smoke as far down to Atlanta which is quite a way from where the fires originated.
Keeping amazingly calm as I am continuously occupied with positive aspects of life. Working into the night from the early time of day it is good to keep my mind going with something that is focused, and uplifting. Cokes and coffee are stimulating to the body and aids in the process of going longer and at a faster pace. A break in between with snacks and eating well makes for a stronger healthier time. A couple of sweets are good too.
Resting when I am exhausted is good and I sleep and wake up refreshed to start processing and planning my time. Dreaming is the first step. Second of all the processing then comes the planning then last of all acting upon it.
I have always been analytical all my life and can’t be anything but that. Some people have said ” I think too much” and that is true. This is about everything! So I sometimes have to catch myself and just be systematic about the important aspects of life. Main thing I have to stay calm. I was noticing while I was blogging a few seconds ago I was getting a little irritated not a lot but just for a second! Now I’m ok. I’m copacetic! Easy flowing!! I notice too when I am blogging typing I somehow lose the cursor. So have to concentrate very hard. Then I won’t get annoyed with myself! Have to keep that in mind. It happens when I go at a rapid pace then I have to slow down a bit!! It is all in a learning process to keep calm with myself!! And it is working! I’m succeeding which is most important for me!! Good job Grace!!!

” Copacetic”

August 1, 2016

A world of thoughts whirling around in my brain that keeps me on key with things around me. Finished a beautifully written book previously mentioned that was educational by Alexandra La Pierre and co authored by Christal Mouchard. Now believe it or not am nearly finished with another book” An Unpredictable Life” by Rosie Perez. What an honest, straight forward courageous epic of mind mesmerizing experiences that this fine lady went through in her life. At times it is very emotionally heartbreaking yet true with no holes barred. Her unique style of authentic writing is skillfully insightful. It is humorous in a wonderful New York style which makes it more wonderful than it already is.
Speaking of books am sending my bestest friend in this world a book ” The Love Of Butterflies by Margaret Fountaine. These butterflies are European and the years is in the 1800’s with beautiful photos throughout. Surely hope he really loves this gift as it is one of his birthday gifts as he can’t get too many of those because he is a true gentleman that deserves these.
An innovative idea and to some people might think a bit with controversy: children should go to school the year round. Now this will far out reach the benefits, as it will solve the hunger problem which plagues the U.S. particularly. Most children who are in the lower level of the economy can’t afford the lunch program, and for that matter barely gets enough to eat daily. So how can a child concentrate on their studies if they are constantly hungry. There wouldn’t be any more latchkey kids, or having the TV as a babysitter, or any other devices. The gangs of kids wouldn’t be left idle with nothing to do, getting themselves in trouble or worse. Of course there would be a time off for a break to spend time with their friends or their families. The states would save money if this occurred in many ways imaginable.
Have done something just for myself, got my haircut. Look adorable. And for a while am wearing four pairs of earrings in both ears. Have had many compliments. Then went to Lens Crafters to purchase another pair of glasses. Just to make a long story short. The person in charge put some lenses in these frames which I already had and besides these lenses were a backup pair I had from before that Santos had given me just in case. I had kept them for nearly 4 years and now they have finally come into practice. Oh the adventure didn’t cost me anything. Yay. An afterthought speaking of Rosie Perez’s book which was on the emotional side, I couldn’t sleep one night and went to the closet and grabbed one of many of my stuffed animals which was a teddy bear that my bestest friend had given me, and held it close for maybe 45 minutes then placed it back in the closet.

” Many More Sides Of A Coin”

July 19, 2016

Just finished a well written highly recommended book A Life Damon Runyon by Jimmy Breslin. He is indeed the best writer ever. I’ve now read everyone of his books and thoroughly enjoyed each one. I just raced through it from beginning to end. Now I’ve started Women Travelers 1850-1950. Fascinating. My love of reading is a beautiful ongoing pastime.
There are certainly many more sides of a coin. Depending on the circumstances, the single situation, the subject, although it may change the outlook is the same. In my childhood there were lots of nevers. Far too many. However I was able to overcome this however it did naturally affect my way I treat others. It had too there wasn’t anyway around this. For instance I was excluded, so I turn it around especially in conversations I include when making a statement or even asking a question. I just naturally do that without thinking. One aspect of my childhood was that I never had a birthday party, or simply a cake. So naturally I again turn it around and remember each birthday and recognize it by saying a greeting. Again I just naturally do that. About two months ago I naturally recognized my late husband’s brothers birthday and said actually something very sincere and appropriate about that day. I was immediately slammed by an insulting response from a person who will remain nameless. Actually hadn’t said even a word to her. She is a daughter of my niece who is very loving and caring. Naturally didn’t want to say anything in response because I was flabbergasted as the gall of this young daughter. She has noet one redeeming quality. Thought to myself it is a defamation of my character. Then I thought let it go. Not worth a response. It surely didn’t want to response to the mother as of her daughter’s behavior. Surely didn’t want in anyway to hurt the mother’s feelings. So therefore I just let it stand as mute. I seem to overcompensate when it comes to feelings of others, which is a good way to approach this. The inbetween is mine.