Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Not Me!


Thank goodness this is not me, but it does not make me feel any better to see this on my daughter's ribs. It came up on Thurs . morning and she went to the doctor who was stumped and gave her antibiotics and told her to come back on Sun. if not no better come back on Sun. So on Sunday she was no better and a little worse.

He gave her another antibiotic to take with the first one and made her an appointment to see a surgeon on Tuesday if no better. Well she is no better - only worse so we went to the surgeon this afternoon and he put her on a table and numbed it -then cut down deep inside of it  and poked his hemostats down into it  making channels and pulling out infection all the way down her ribs. He put these fabric straws down deep into it and showed me how to do it if they come out. He drawed dots on her skin and told me IF the red passes those dots by tomorrow when I change the dressing to take her back to the emergency room for inter-venous antibiotics. If the red is going down then she has to go to the wound doctor on Thurs. They did take a culture to make for sure if this is the right antibiotic for this bacteria????

Of course I am worried sick- and neither of us have any idea how it might have happened as she did not hurt herself -she just woke up this way?????

So, each day really is a Gift.

Monday, June 12, 2017

I'm Pooped


        While reviewing my day and observing the creations and creatures that share my life the verse to this song popped into my head:

             All things bright and beautiful, 
            All creatures great and small, 
            All things wise and wonderful: 
            The Lord God made them all

                              
 

These are some of the things that have inspired me today as I worked. I started out with my normal outdoor chores and then took Crystal's weed eater and trimmed a little around her terrace garden she is working on and then I trimmed down a hilly growth that I have dreams of turning into something useful???



This is the spot were I have worked. It does not Look bad but it is so steep I have trouble standing up on it. First I weed ate it and took a break. Then I went back and took the lawn mower to it to cut it down to some rows and then I took my tiller to try to till the bottom row- only the ground is so hard that my tiller just bounced up and down off of it??? 



This is a close up of where I went back and took the madic and hand dug it -OR - attemped to dig it??? First I ran into a tree root that was growing in the same direction that my row was going???????? Then I ran into a rock wall that I could not dig up - so I will have to remember to take a break there?????  Finally I just collapsed from exhaustion and pain?
This hill may have defeated me today -but we will see what becomes of it in my future?  Not excluding the fact that is is in a deer pathway????????????????????????????????????
My arms is almost useless- it is so tired I cannot lift it without pain and Mr. Fibromyalgia is so darn  mad at me for what I put him through - but hey, I hate him as much as he hates so so I guess we are EVEN. lol





Of course I do have my  co-horts who try to keep me out of trouble.  But they find as much trouble as I do ??  Daisy has recovered from her Giardia and Indy managed to get kicked by the donkey and ended up in the creek covered in water and mud while my head was turned?  But that is life in the country-thank goodness for the country life .  I even saw the donkey "Licking" Crystal today as she attempted to sit on the grass and cool off??? lol






Thursday, June 8, 2017

Flowers and Booties


This is such a beautiful time of year when all of nature springs to life and seems to revive us from our winter woes.


This beauty was a gift from a friend who lives in California and she sent me several of the bulbs last Fall. I put them in the basement -praying that they would survive and low and behold here one of them is ???? It truly amazes me every time I walk past it and admire its beauty and I did place it where I walk past it Several times a day and appreciate her kindness of sharing something so lovely with me.


I completed another pair of baby booties for the Sewing Guild Christmas Community Event. The way time flies by me I am just trying to stay afloat. ~smile~

It is already June here and still very cool and rainy! I tried to start a fire last night and could not get it to burn . I just could not seem to hold my nose right at all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL

Thursday, June 1, 2017

June Has Arrived



Have you noticed that life just rushes by much too fast? Some where between chores and garden and life  I have managed to pull off some baby items.


It's not because the are any in the family but because in this coming December my Sewing Guild has signed up for a Group for Girls who are expecting for it's community donation. We donate items and then the girls take training and such and earn points which they can use to "purchase" our items.



I had to replant a row of beans in the garden as the first planting did not come up -the man at the seeds said it was because it had been so cool and rainy that the sees rotted for many people.  I also got four banana pepper plants from him , since I had enjoyed those that I pickled last year so much. I had put them on little personal pizzas . Probably not the healthiest for you but everyone deserves a treat occasionally. ~smile~

Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day

                                               



It was a lovely day. This was the second day it has not rained in a couple of weeks and it was such a nice break.

I got all my outdoor chores finished and helped Crystal carry her grill out of her yard on the other side of the fence.  We carried two heavy postal cabinets from the yard and put them on a trailer to get them up off the ground. 

Then we went to the front at the road and Crystal mounted her flag . While she was working on it a beautiful young lady  stopped to check to see if  there were any eggs and I had a dozen in the crate.  She introduced herself as Julie and said how much she and her Mother enjoyed the fresh eggs - it was a pleasure to meet her and I thanked her so much . The hens all want to sit right now and the egg production has really gone downhill. But most of them are banties and that is the way they all. lol I do have 3 that I have let go ahead and sit so maybe in 3 weeks I will have a few babies?

I did have a bad run of luck this afternoon as my Mama Turkey passed away while on her nest. I could find nothing wrong with her and I am just hoping it was old age as I have had her 7 years and she was not young when I got her.  She was a dear. 

I finally took a break and went in the sewing room and cleaned a little. But for some reason I just could not pull it off??? Maybe because my eyes are giving me problems today, so I grabbed my crochet and went out on the front porch where there is good natural light and completed the booties with this color blanket yarn.  When it comes to homemade items Christmas is just around the corner and with faulty eyeballs it has me worried?????


Casper got terribly sick about 10 days ago. He had an awful seizure and then was very weak and did not want to eat. So, I decided maybe the house was too dark and he needed some vitamin D from the sun. I fixed a cage and brought him out on the porch where he is getting the natural light and he gets to see the birds at the feeder . I think he is getting much better . He is eating good and has even started to munch on carrots yesterday and an apple today and watermelon 3 days ago?  So hopefully he will have a good Summer after all. We both love our Summer and Hate the cold , dark winter.  

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.