Another Monday in our Stay-at-Home situation. I'm cooped up here by myself, with my dog Annie, of course. However, no matter how much I talk to her or how many questions I ask her, she doesn't answer. Yes, I talk on the phone, I Facebook way too much, I Zoom, I email. It goes on and on. I was handling the "aloneness" pretty well until last night. Something happened (I don't remember what) to trigger the feeling that yes, I am now alone. ALONE!!
This little rant is not to evoke anyone's sympathy or self-pity. Just record-keeping. Please don't feel sorry for me. This is a time for me to draw closer to the Lord, for me to help somebody else, for me to be thankful for all He's blessed me with.
So this morning, seeing the photos people are posting on Facebook as they were when children looked fun. Especially Terri with her cat's eye pointy glasses and the plaid dress. Debby mentioned that we all had those. I had to look back through old pics to see if I could find one … and I found several. Not sure if I'm willing to post a pic of me with those glasses though. I hated them.
Posing with my sister
The skirts were red plaid.
My mother made them for my friend June and me.
Feeling pouty at my sister's birthday party.
(Pouting because it wasn't my birthday!)
I guess my sister didn't get the memo that day for plaid!
Wearing a brown plaid "store-bought" dress
Me with terrible hair at a Sunday School class party.
Our SS teacher was so sweet and we all had to have our picture made
holding the Bible shaped cake.
Small pink checks for Easter
Checks with a ruffle and ready for first day of school.
No plaid here, but working the big hair and pointy glasses.
When I was in 5th grade, I had to carry my lunch in a brown paper bag one day because I left my lunchbox at school. Having put my glasses in the sack while I ate lunch, upon finishing, I forgot about the glasses and threw the bag away. Too late I remembered them and my poor Mother and Great-Grandmother traveled to the city dump to dig through and try to find them. Such desperation! I have no idea how they thought they could find them ... and, of course ... No luck! I was okay with that and just got along without the glasses until 7th grade. And then again, my choice? Another pair of pointy glasses as you see in the pic above.
Plaid skirt and big hair in high school.
(I don't think either of us wanted our picture taken here and nobody back then really taught us how to pose as the girls do these days. Also, I just wasn't crazy about going to school either.)
I hope everyone is finding things to do during this stay-at-home order. My travels have been limited to walking the dog and today it is too wet, windy and cool for a walk.