WE live in a LIFE where we do not have to do much DAILY to PREPARE but yet WE HAVE NO TIME!
Meaning everything gets washed by a machine.
We donot have to GO OUT and HUNT and GATHER OUR FOOD!
UNLESS WE WANT TO!
We can tell the CAR to call THE ITALIAN.
SOON the car will be DRIVING US!
DO YOU HAVE THE SAME FEELINGS AS I DO?
WHERE DOES THE DAY GO?
MY BIGGEST concern is WHAT’s FOR DINNER as THE ITALIAN wants to EAT!
We rarely GO OUT………..as we are BOTH tired at the end of the day!
Italian gets up at 4:15 AM Monday through Friday and I can be awake lying there waiting for his alarm to go off so I can go back to sleep!
Which may or May not happen!
I have always been a GOOD SLEEPER.
Lately I’m logging 9 hours a night!
But the past few years have been UNUSUAL!
I went through The menopause thing when I hit 40 and that was a BREEZE for me……I think I tossed the sheets off THREE times in the night complaining of being TOO HOT!
THAT WAS IT.
NO doctor ever spoke to me about HORMONES or any advise!
What is it with ME and DOCTORS?!
Speaking of doctors I see THAT WINNER of a DOC in NAPA in SEPTEMBER!
I cannot recall if I shared with YOU she has me DAIRY FREE as well as YEAST FREE on top of my already GLUTEN FREE REGIME!
Seems to be WORKING!
I went 52 days without an EPISODE as I call them.
If you are new here an EPISODE is when MY EYES GO I cannot see and I feel FAINT!
LASTS for minutes!
Left with a terrible HEADACHE for a day or TWO after.
I am headed into YEAR FOUR of these occurrences………..
I had THREE wrinkle lines beside each eye NOW THE FACE IS COVERED.
LOST OVER HALF MY HEAD OF HAIR.
AND have SHRUNK a full inch and a quarter!
My Bones are hurting in bed and also when I sit.
BASICALLY, I AM FALLING APART!
But let’s get back to this time THING!
I have finally FOUND COMFORT in staying HOME ALL DAY!
IT only took 59 years……..
My routine consists of rising and drinking LOTS of WATER and ONE COFFEE a day with ALMOND MILK.
I check my phone for any urgent stuff than will cruise INSTAGRAM with my coffee in hand.
Next I move to MY HOLE IN THE WALL office and check email and read BLOGS and leave COMMENTS!
Three hours can easily fly by doing that!
But I am getting NEWS Reports and RECIPES and MORE KNOWLEDGE on growing older, so it’s like READING the OLD-FASHIONED NEWSPAPER …….
Which I loved to read even as a YOUNG THING!
I can recall reading the WANT ADS as a CHILD!
Especially for PETS needing a HOME!
MAYBE that’s my next calling!
WORKING AT THE POUND!
I realized the other day at the Market I do not even scan the covers of the magazines that are at the check out!
I have No idea who those people are nor CARE anymore!
I think the KARDASHIANS absconded with THAT JOY!
Once I leave the computer; I empty the dishwasher or clean up a POT or three left from the Night before as I’m too tired to deal with it after dinner.
SAD BUT TRUE!
After dinner it’s on to THE ITALIANS’s LUNCH!
I have packed THAT LUNCH for the last 34 years!
OVER the years I have heard these remarks!
“WHERE WAS THE LOVE IN MY SANDWICH?”
“What NO SNACK?”
“Don’t give me the whole bag!”
( Contessa-WHY? ITALIAN-BECAUSE I’LL EAT IT!!!)
I can remember PAYING my youngest SON to Make his FATHER’s LUNCH just so I could have a BREAK!
THAT DID NOT LAST VERY LONG!
After the COMPUTER arrived into our life the ITALIAN told me I had to have and NEEDED a SECRET CODE NAME for my email address.
I told him I didNOT WANT AN EMAIL ADDRESS!
I gave in and stated I wanted LA CONTESSA to be my name for the email……..
Well, that name was TAKEN!
I had a little FIT and started spouting in ITALIAN pero IO SONO LA CONTESSA!
He shortened it to IOLACONTESSA@GMAIL.COM!!!
Had I known the WHOLE WORLD WOULD SEE THAT I would have used MY REAL NAME!
RECALL he said, “SECRET CODE NAME!”
SO, naturally I thought it would be a SECRET!
I GET DRESSED and START MY REAL DAY by feeding the GIRLS down at the coop and scaning the GARDEN!
I do not wear the Flowered Crown to the coop as it would get caught on the BUCKEYE TREE!
We have a large BUCKEYE TREE in the chicken coop!
Isn’t that NORMAL to have a TREE in the coop so they can perch?
MY day usually entails errands or PILATES or SELF CARE MAINTENANCE which helps with my EPISODES!
After that it’s time for Lunch and to start thinking about dinner!
Back out I GO possibly for groceries or BREAD for THAT sandwich!
By 4 o’clock I am already composing a dinner menu which is small compared to what it use to be!
PASTA is seldom on the menu to START unless we have company!
I may start with a HOME-MADE soup depends on me!
Dinner consists of a Protein and a Vegetable and a GREEN SALAD.
We always end with FRESH FRUIT!
BANKSY and WINSTON and sometimes THEODORE join us at the table and have their own special fork!
Yes, they eat off of an old silver fork that is MONOGRAMED!
Which resides on an old knife rest!
Each one waits patiently for a FOOD OFFERING!
IT TRUELY is a BEAUTIFUL SIGHT!
The animals eating that is NOT MY STAINED TABLECLOTH!
I made PICKLES recently which I learned HOW TO DO on INSTAGRAM!
A gal by the name of braxtonandyancey did a video……SEE this SOCIAL media isNOT ALL BAD!
She also grabbed some seeds from a FLOWERING IVY last year and mailed to me!
BECAUSE I TOLD HER TOO!
Nothing has happened YANCY!
DO ANY OF YOU HAVE FLOWERING IVY?
I HAVE NEVER SEEN FLOWERING IVY!
BACK to TIME……….so we are at that TWILIGHT time where MOST of YOU enjoy a glass of VINO or a cocktail and I am sipping water with a LIME!
NO ALCHOL FOR ME UNTIL THEY FIGURE OUT THE TRIGGER!
Once in awhile I put an AIRBORNE tablet in my water to make it PINK to pretend the bubbles are PINK CHAMPAGNE!
IN STEMWARE OF COURSE!
Speaking of PINK CHAMPAGNE my DEAR FRIEND from AUSTRALIA arrived this summer!
She had NOT aged ONE OUNCE!
Here we are in MY GARAGE!
I DRIVE THE MINT GREEN FIAT!
YES, I fit barely!
I have had this car for SIX YEARS AND LOVE IT!
IT’s a STICK SHIFT!
ZOOM ~ ZOOM ~ ZOOM!
IT HELPS ME PRETEND I AM STILL LIVING IN ITALY!
Or so I THINK!
Even if I drive in the SLOW LANE all the time NOW!
I have MORE understanding of the older people driving!
Don’t JUDGE them because they are going SLOW!
They have their own reason for driving the way they DO.
I know I do as I have to be able to pull over at a moments notice if my eyes GO!
I GET ZERO WARNING!
Plus, where I live people DRIVE AS IF THEY ARE IN A VIDEO GAME!
TOO FAST weaving IN and OUT.
TOO MUCH FOR ME!
Have I become an OLD LADY?!!
SHE EVEN RODE THE DUCATI WITH THE ITALIAN!
Theodore thought MISTER B had a GOOD IDEA!
Stare me down for their dinner hour!
IT WAS A VERY HOT DAY HERE!
These THREE eat about 4:00 PM.
But they start REMINDING me about 3:00 pm.
AND that DEAR READERS is where MY DAY goes………….ALL TOO FAST FOR ME!
How about YOU does YOUR DAY SPEED BY…………..?
This CONTESSA wants to know!
PS. AND If my EPISODES are caused by a FOOD I will be EVER SO GRATEFUL!
I would have NEVER in a million years consider that to be the PROBLEM!
I PROMISE TO KEEP YOU POSTED…………..