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.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Circle of Life

Can be very challenging. My beautiful Granny Smith apple tree was exploding in blooms and it seems like only a few minutes later the green leaves were showing through.  It made me sad because as this new life is taking off one of my dearest friends life is coming to a sad end. She was one of the most generous, kind loving human beings on the face of the earth and her own two kids took everything they could from her. Her hubby passed at the same time as mine did and they stole her money , her medicines and when she had surgery they took her home with them to get her check and let her lay in a bed and get sores all over her back. It is absolutely HORRIBLE- it breaks my heart.

On a brighter note my Father in Heaven found me a vet today that really helped my little "parlor princess" and her bad heart - plus found a tooth problem. They treated her with such love and respect I wanted to cry .

On top of that when I was at this new vet it turned out the lady I was sitting next to was a dear friend I had not seen since I was 13 years old and we recognized each other. I was shocked ! It was a real treat and she was just as beautiful as she was when we were kids. lol

What a day of ups and downs?

Saturday, April 8, 2017

End of week

It's been two whole days since I could operate my wood stove as the chimney became blocked once again , but the wind was too bad to allow Crystal to go up on the roof top to access the chimney-although she does make a beautiful "chimney-sweep".  It is so very nice to have a nice warm fire tonight.

She worked today and then brought home news that one of my best friends is in hospice care and not suppose to be here for much longer. I had held it in as long as I could and broke into tears. Tears for this beautiful lady who I have known since 1972-who dedicated her life to her two children and then in turn turned into drug addicts and thieves. They had stolen their own Mama's medicines and every penny of her money they could lay their hands on -even down to her insurance money to bury her. She had always said she could never turn her back on her children. These should have been the happiest years of her life, but instead she was abused , lied to and stolen from . It really breaks my heart.

I met her and her sweet hubby a month before my husband was burnt in a chemical explosion where they worked at. Doug had come home one morning and told me he had just met this young man walking on his way to work and that he had just got hired at the same plant manufacturing the rubber to make tires that my husband had just been hired at. So he picked him up and they road to work together. They had come from W.Va. and had a small son who was just walking. We four hit it off right off the bat. But it was only a short time later that my husband was burnt in the explosion at the plant and rushed to the hospital -which in turn rushed him hour hours away to another burn center. I,of course took off after him and Dennis and Eva Ann were the only ones to come to visit him. When Dennis saw how alone I was in a big city he dropped Eva off to stay with me for a week. She even saved my life one night as we were walking through an underground tunnel that took us from the nurses's dormitory, where I was staying -into the hospital. There was a sharp curve and she yanked me backwards so hard my teeth chattered and got me out of there. When we were safe she explained there there two guys she could see from her vantage point crouched down with knives in the dark ??? I Really missed her when she had to leave at the end of that week.

A year later she was in a horrible car crash and almost died. I had grabbed DH up and told him we were going to W.Va. because Eva was in a wreck. I took her my necklace and reminded her of the scripture about faith the grain of a mustard seed could move mountains and put it on her. She healed perfectly . I love her dearly. Some friends are just so precious.


Thursday, April 6, 2017


It was certainly a cold, horribly windy, rainy , miserable day -after the week of beautiful weather we have had. Plus the house was filled with smoke and my eyes watered and burned all day long. The temperatures dropped from 56 and are down at 40 now and with the wind it feels even worse.

I tried to complete another booties but ran out of the correct yarn and when I tied on and went on a piece I knew it was the wrong yarn so I had to rip it all out and by then I was just disgusted and quit. When I cannot do anything but make mistakes it is time to call a break.

I got a call about a doctor appointment and discovered it was set for the same day as the MRI so I called and canceled it. I just thought I could only handle so much in one day.

Then I got the pups to play. They are just learning -this is the second time I have got them to play. Indy always acted like I was going to beat him so it took a while to show him it was alright and encouraged to play and have fun.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

My Goodness how time flies

Crystal teaching Dan to go with her on the lawn mower -no the blade was not running.

Dan questioning her if it was a good idea?

OK Mom there must be more than one way to get exercise around this place?

In the end - a happy couple! LOL

Then the next day I had a doctor's appointment about my thyroid and set up an MRI for my back. After I left there I went and got my meds and picked up a car load of feed for all of my critters for the month. That way I do not have to worry about them and it saves gas making multiple trips.

On Tues. I got to hook up with my girlfriend and we had a wonderful day together. We went to the Goodwill and then out to eat and then to the health food store and finally we went and looked at a log home for sale that she had seen. We spent an hour just sitting on the steps of the home and dreaming- lol - so it was a lovely day and the weather was perfect.

One Weds. I made up for my day off and worked like a Trojan I did all my chores and pulled greens for all the chickens and then cut wood and busted it and filled the car full and took it to the house to get ready for an upcoming storm. Then Crystal came in from work this afternoon and told me the weather was suppose to get bad. The computer says thunderstorms starting tonight and high winds until tomorrow night ??? She even said they mentioned snow this weekend??? GRRRR! I sure do not want to see any more of that stuff as my spinach and mixed greens are coming up?