Sunday, March 29, 2015

Super Simple Sundays

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Sorry, this is the post you all dread, the ‘cute grandchildren post’.  This is Maxwell, age 2, who spent Friday night with me.  Can you believe those chocolate eyes?


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I will keep the pictures to a minimum…just three.  This one is what he thinks of Grandma K taking pictures of him. 


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Oh, he’s just kidding!

We had a lot of fun because the weather was wonderful on Friday.  He rode his car and we visited with the chickens, did puzzles and played games.  And I had two naps after he left…ha!  I just don’t have my energy back yet.  But it was worth all the hugs and kisses.  Did you have your grandkids this weekend?

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Strutting in to Spring

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My girls just turned one year old earlier this month and they love their Chicken Mansion but are very happy to be out and about now that Spring is here.  ( Can you see the Lavender in the coop?  It is a great deodorizer and kills bugs.  I love it.)


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Annie Oakley, Belle Starr and Ms Kitty from Gunsmoke, on a walkabout.


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What do you have there, Mama?

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Thoughts on a Thursday



It’s been a struggle this last week to wrap my head around what is happening to me.  I’ve been feeling down, stuffing my emotions and my mouth!  Having a life altering experience (like my stroke) has set me off in directions unknown.  Not a place that I handle very well.

At first, I embraced the positive aspects; being in the moment, really accepting others kindness and offers of help, their caring and good wishes…stuff that I have always blocked in the past.  Much of this was overwhelming but warmed my heart.

As much as I am concerned about another stroke, I can’t let it put my life on hold.  I need to embrace each day and make it as special, as I can.  I wont let this rule me!

I started back with half hour walks this week and I am doing ok.  I just got mad enough (Doctors not responding to my needs) to take things into my own hands.  Going back to my Naturopath, sharing my hospital tests, and hoping he can help me tomorrow….that’s my new plan.  Getting back to exercise which just simply frees my spirit…that’s my plan.  Seeing my therapist, to help heal me inside and out.  All good plans.  Oh, and I get some grand boy hugs this weekend…that is always part of any good plan!  I am on my way to healing!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Super Simple Sundays

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I’ve collected McCoy pottery for years, I just love the texture and monochromatic beauty of these detailed pieces of art.  And the color….an old time favorite.  What’s in your garden?

Friday, March 20, 2015

First Day of Spring…

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Now if I could just do that!  I miss my vintage trailer…..’Driving Ms. Daisy’, she must be so lonely sitting down on the Salmon River, all by her lonesome.  I know she misses me, too. 
I won’t be able to go see her until I get this heart monitor off….that won’t be until April 10th…my birthday is the 11th, so it will come off the day before….a nice celebration!  If all goes well, I plan to go down the end of April.