Sunday, May 21, 2017

Big Day to Celebrate

Today my grandson graduated  !

It was quiet an emotional event for all of us!

His beautiful sister showed up!

And his Mama kept breaking down in tears. LOL

Then it rained - LOL Maybe tears from heaven ? ~smile~

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Talk about Spring showers bringing May flowers??? We certainly should have Lots of flowers!

After two or three weeks of it the pups and I decided to visit our local park that runs along the river. I totally love this park because of the river. With all of the rain it was certainly NOT crowded and I appreciated this fact because I was hoping to work on socializing the pups a little.

We made it for a mile and then headed to the car. We did see one other lovely young lady with a beautiful white dog and both of us got to our vehicles as the rain came down! Timing is everything.  lol But it was very nice to get out for a change of scenery and still have the eyesight to enjoy it and my pups.

I did take the pups to Rural King to get the critter feeds but the order got messes up and I only ended up with half of what was needed for the month. I was just too tired to go back in and do the entire process again since I had the pups with me . People were so very sweet as they wanted to pet the pups but  I was so terrified that Daisy might offer to snap since she is still so nervous. But I was amazed at the kindness of those that offered - it was like God sent these special ladies and they had wonderful results.

I am beginning to wonder if Indy was used as a bait dog at one time due to all the scars he carries and poor little Daisy - I believe someone broke her tail as there was a big swelling under the skin of her tail at one spot and I kept wondering what it was -now it is going down and I can feel how it does not really line up right ???? But she carries it very proud and high now and gives me such "deep looks" at times. I REALLY wish they could tell me their stories.

I am still researching the macular degeneration and have run across a fantastic book called Blind Faith -about an artist who cured his blindness with his own system ?? You know the doctors tell you there is nothing you can do to save your eyesight , but I firmly believe that the body wants to heal itself - it just needs the right tools to work with. I truly wish I had more intelligence to understand. But I have started some new vitamins to start the process because he speaks of our cells needing more oxygen and how Evening Primrose and Flaxseed oils help to do this? He also mentions the ph of our bodies and how ordinary baking soda helps with this.  As usual, so much to learn - so little time to learn it in.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Rainy evening

Sometimes when you are trying to understand circumstances in life you really do need to just stop and smell the roses.  It makes me angry that I cannot accomplish as much in a day as I use to -so while wrestling with it - I passed this rose and this is the first rose of the year on this lovely bush. It always amazes me how these beautiful creations just bust onto the stage of life. Here for our enjoyment - if we just take the time to settle for a moment and appreciate their beauty. They will not be here forever -but for a moment in time - they change our world.

And I wonder who names this one - was his heart really bleeding from the challenges of his life?

I managed to get all my outdoor chores accomplished and a laundry and then fixed some mail and wrote out a grocery list and reluctantly headed to the grocery store. I really hated to go but I was getting very low on everything . I knew I hated to go when I checked out and the bill was 150.00. Gosh , how do people do it???

I had called Walmart about my prescriptions but they could not have them ready today so poo on them. I cannot waste gas to make several trips to town- plus, my eyes are not always happy so I have to wait for them to do a good job. I do not take chances.

I am so very sore today from my "hand to hand combat" with my tiller the last two days. lol  Everything I have hurts and then some. `smile~ The rain has arrived , a nice soft , easy rain for the night. I have a fire but mainly just to keep the damp chill out of the house. I am so very grateful that Spring is here.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Spring Has Sprung

and there is never ending work. And work can be so very painful for some of us older gals, but we really do have to keep on plugging because the pain is there regardless of if you do or do not do.

This little flower is so funny and it is the only flower on the place that was from my Grandmother's flowers 67 years ago. I "think" it is called Star of Bethlehem. It opens up in the daytime and closes at night  and has tiny bulbs. But somehow those little boogers spread all over the place. I never know where they will pop up. Then poof- their foliage will disappear and they will be gone till next year.

These guys are in full bloom. I planted them last year when one of Crystal's friends shared them with her.    

This is one that came from my Mama. 

And one I bought a few years back. 

It is calling for bad storms here today and the wind gets up and it springs rain and then gets very dark. Crystal is weed eating . I am just bone tired from all the work yesterday -mowed and mulched the raised beds and mowed the garden where the weeds had taken over  . Then took my jig saw and cut out a barrel for Crystal's hound to have some shelter.

This morning I dug up a fence line and planted some old pumpkin seeds to see if they might come up? Then planted 3 rows of corn and planted some old carrot seeds to see if they will come up? 

We are having some beans and cornbread. They must have been very old beans because I have had to cook them for 12 hours to get them done?

I have a grapevine I want to plant but I looked it up and Walnut trees kill grave vines after a couple of years and my entire yard is full of them so it is hard to grow things. Even if you cut them down it takes years for the poison to leave the ground.  I did get my water line fixed to my building so now I have water  in the building again. That is a blessing as I just cannot carry that much water these days.

Always a challenge . ~smile~

Friday, April 28, 2017

Indy and daisy

I have still been working through the process of losing my friend and my beloved furbabies have certainly been a help with that. We have had constant rain for the past week and dark and gloomy and chilly so the weather was not helping . Daisy has learned how to play Fetch - but- Indy has learned how to play Tug-of-War so while Daisy is running and getting the toy - Indy is grabbing it and tugging-so Daisy gives me this look - like - What the heck Mom????? LOL

Since Indy arrived in the country he is said that he enjoys several Perks . He enjoys the long walks- he loves playing with the toys- he is the best mice catcher in town, even outdoing the cat. He loves sleeping in the bed and he LOVES rolling in anything rotten outdoors to perfume his body -but he HATES the bath that comes afterwards in order to sleep in the bed. LOL

I had an appointment in town yesterday and when I came home I was sick. It scared me at first until then last night Crystal came up sick and I talked to a friend in town and they were sick and two of the family members were sick also. So, I guess it is some kind of a darn bug going around ..... If I could only take my stomach out and put it up somewhere it could work out it's issues and let me accomplish something else??????? lol

Sunday, April 23, 2017

An old week gone - a new week begins

The old week passed as we buried my beloved friend and a piece of my heart went with her. She was a true shining light and beaconed light everywhere she went. She was so full of love and inspiration in every pocket of her life. I Really hate funerals - I remember when my Mama passed the man at the home told me that funerals were not for the deceased -really they were for the ones left behind.

So, I am still grieving that piece of my heart that has transferred over .  It has been raining here cats and dogs most of the week and today they are calling for a storm with heavy rain this afternoon. I have got out early and got all the chores accomplished so all of my animals are ready, nice and dry and well fed.

I even have a fire going as you know how the dampness seems to make the temperature feel cooler and I guess older joints like to complain. ~smile~

Crystal took some of her friends fishing yesterday (in the rain) and brought me back some of the minnows so I have them in the big aquarium with the koi fish. They are such a pretty mixture. I remember one time one of the gals at a bait shop told me that they would not live  that way.  Funny - that batch I got from her place lived about ten years  and seemed very happy. lol

Friday, April 14, 2017

Worked really hard outdoors

as the day was so Beautiful. I worked on those outdoor chores and then got the paper work and sit down to read how to use the new mower that my lovely daughter bought me to use. It is a self propelled and it helped me so very much when it came to my back and these banks I tend to fight with. The only negative was the position where they put the oil cap was TERRIBLE , but I managed to get the oil and and learn how to operate the self propel part.

I finally got the grass catcher on and got fresh grass for the 3 chicken cages out doors and they all really enjoyed that. I mowed the front yard and then moved all of the long pieces of metal roofing that the storm had taken off of my front porch this past winter. I was very careful not to get cut in the moving process.

Then I took off from the house all the way down to the creek and back up since that wonderful machine literally pulled me back up the hill! Now I have a bag full of grass for the chickens inside for in the morning as they are calling for rain.

I wanted to work on the fence at the garden but after all that jogging around I was POOPED. It was 3 in the afternoon and I had had nothing to eat so I took a shower and laid down for 15 minutes to ease the pain in my back. I must have wore the pups out too because they took a 15 minute snooze and it was hard to get them up so I could get up too.

I guess I was trying to stay busy tying to keep my mind from fretting so very much know my dear friend is in the process of passing away and it is just breaking my heart. It hurts so very much to lose a friend.