I love my little walks. Even though I live in the city, there are some very pretty places and there is always something to take a photo of. Being from a small town in Wales, I am mindful that things are very different in the US. I make sure I stick to main roads and walk in 'respectable' areas. I have always felt safe
But things are changing...
Today I walked my usual route..albeit a little earlier because I wanted to get back and do some stitching. Two hours later...a couple were shot and fatally wounded right on the spot I had been walking!
Its the third incident near where I live in just over a week.. first during a home invasion where the owner was killed...and then two young men were shot just down the street by a suspected 'gang banger' Before then..three more shootings..including a policeman sitting in his car in the police station car park! And dont forget the mass shooting in San Bernadino..which is not too far from here
I have been living here just over a year. It wasnt like this when I first got here. Now I hear sirens all the time. Gun violence is virtually unheard of in the Uk and Im finding it increasingly worrying. I dont want it to stop my wanderings...but it is making me think twice about where I going to walk. Is anywhere really safe?
I wish hubbys work would make their mind up whether they are going to open a new plant or not.. That way we can move to a new town... and maybe a better community.
But I have to ask myself....Is anywhere really safe?
Well..it appears I am now a 'Lady of Leisure' again...my work confirmed that it was in the contract I signed that any time off I took off for illness during my probation would mean instant dismissal. Dreadfully harsh I think, but rules is rules..and I must admit it wasnt the best place to work. And Hubby dosnt mind at all...hes enjoying having me home again...so thats a plus
Still ...it gives me more time to make items for my Etsy shop. Im really enjoying designing and sewing them.
I dont use a pattern and I get the ideas out of my head...which dosnt switch off right now because Im constantly thinking about the next thing I would like to make
These are a few I have just finished. I hope you like them as much as I enjoyed making them
After feeling so poorly last week, Im starting to feel like my old self again. I'm looking forward to getting out on my walks again as I'm getting a bit stir crazy. I just hope the weather holds up although there is a chance of rain. Still, California is in desperate need of it...so let it come I say. I have plenty of stitching I'm longing to do
Weekly Plan - January 18th Monday Beef and Vegetable Soup Tuesday Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Corn, Country Gravy WednesdayCheesy Spanish Rice Skillet ThursdayChicken Ranch Flatbread Melts Friday Beef Teryaki
SaturdaySpinach and Mushroom Pizza
Sunday Sausages in Onion Gravy, Baked Potatoes, Peas
The New Year definitely hit me with a bang. Right now Im off work with really bad sinusitis, chest infection and ear infection. Im coughing soo much if it were an Olympic sport I could win the gold medal! My face is swollen... the glands in my neck are swollen...heck..after all Christmas indulgences..all of me is swollen. Im hot...then Im cold..then Im hot again. Mind you....that could be because Im a lady of a certain age...so I should be used to that
And...because I am still on probation in my job...Im not supposed to have any time off.. so unless I get well soon my I may not have a job to go back to!!
Ahh well...at least I now have some time to pretty up my blog.! Its not a total loss... (winks)
Im feeling a bit under the weather today...Im a bit shivery and not feeling myself at all. Its raining heavily and I have to walk to work in it. Still...Im alive..and kicking...and every day I wake up is a good day...right?
Weekly Plan - January 11th Monday Beef Casserole, Mashed Potatoes, Cabbage Tuesday Chicken Tacos WednesdaySpaghetti Marinara with Sausage and Peppers ThursdayChicken in a Broccoli and Mushroom Sauce, Baby Potatoes, Salad Friday Hubby bringing takeaway...so its a surprise!!