Monday, May 21, 2018

An Old Soul..

My Daughter and Son In Law sent us flowers for Mother's day and get well for husband. So beautiful!

Sweet B drew inside my mother's day card. It's a keeper!

Husband was well enough to take a trip to their house so we went for a walk in the woods. Sweet B found Lady Slippers (flowers)

She carefully took pictures of them and then made a video of all the pictures she took to music. She loves nature and animals, my mother would have been head over heals for her, I know I am!
She has such a wonderful soul. I can never get enough of her.

Between operations and just plain busy I hadn't gotten together with my friend for about a month. which is rare for us. So we headed to a local restaurant/bar for a drink and a look at the view. 
People come from far away to vacation here. We try to make full use of the area, we feel pretty blessed to live here.
( the white tent? they were getting ready for a wedding that weekend)

So I have decided winter is like childbirth. At the beginning you are excited for those first few flakes, 
Then deep into winter you want it over!!!!
By the time spring really comes your memories are vague of the cold and piles of snow and you're just happy spring is here. 

I saw this on the Old Tattered Flag site and loved it. So I am passing it on!
Have a great week.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Wishing Life Away

I think if any of us are parents we have heard our kids say
"I wish I was older!" My answer was always don't wish your life away you will look back on this time and remember how wonderful it was.

Since then my adult daughter has said "You were so right."
I try to live in the here and now, but I am guilty of wishing life away.
When will spring come???

When can I retire? I am completely burned out of my job for lots of reasons but I am a 60 plus woman who needs the insurance they offer, Or I would move on! And when I think of the few more years I have to work to get medicare I get a lump in my stomach.

I like being home, I love walking the dirt road that runs behind our property. Sitting on my porch hooking a rug, or working in the gardens.
I have wonderful friends and life is calling, but still I work.

I have had a couple of health blips lately nothing I can't control.
But time marches on and I hope the next few years pass quickly for me. 
This cemetery is mostly mid 1700's to late 1800's most died young and lived a hard life I imagine, so I will stop complaining and enjoy today.
Husband's operation went well they were not able to accomplish everything they wanted to with this surgery but I think it will be OK.
I stayed home a few days to be with him, the weather has been wonderful and I have enjoyed my time here with him.
Thank you so much for the prayers and good wishes I am sure they helped.
Have a great weekend!

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Vintage fair

I have been working slow but sure on my stair risers. 

This weekend my husband and his brother rented a booth at a vintage fair to sell some cupboards he has made. We had his brother and his wife at the house for the weekend and my husband's niece and her boyfriend stayed one night with us also. A very busy weekend! While they were at the fair I raked and uncovered some of my gardens. It is looking a lot like spring here! finally!

I did get a chance to walk around the fair a bit.
I saw a lot I would have liked but I am trying to weed out
I  did buy a wreath for my door...

And a new candle. I burn a candle each evening after dinner to get the food smell out of the house.
We are in for a warm week. Husband is going in for some surgery this week so if you have an extra prayer or two he could use it.
Have a great week.