Friday, July 3, 2009

The Eve of The 4th of July

Sitting home, inside....listening to the sounds like a war zone. Watched awhile outside on the steps, but couldn't see but the tops of them. Two of the neighborhood cats were visiting and getting their midnight snacks. Inside my cats were trying to find a good hiding place to feel protected from the booming fireworks. I went through the house and shut all the windows, to try and silence them. When they are done, I will go back through and open up all the windows to let the cool night air in. For being the beginning of July, we can't complain about the nice cool nights, as it lends itself to my comfortable sleep.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Happy Fathers Day

Happy Fathers Day Dad.......
Its been almost two years since you left this world.
I think of you every day...
I know you live on with me in memories, in the things you
taught me, the lessons I learned. Your love of nature,
animals, and working with your live
through me...
I am
I love you dad.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Early morning clemantis....

After I came back from my walk this morning....documented on I sat outside with a fresh cup of coffee, enjoy the morning sunrise, and the warm breeze it brought with it. I noticed how beautiful the Clemantis was basking in all its glory, so I got my camera to document it, and its intricate inner beauty...It is a beautiful morning, and I feel much better than I did a mere 4 hours ago.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

More than a month later...

and it seems like the previous post could still apply....Yesterday, and in fact, the last few days have been beautiful, and 80's...slightly warmer than I at 10:13am it is 60* it rained all night, (badly needed)...and I am looking at another grey morning, with the promise of a clearing afternoon, and temperatures rising into the high 70's. Yesterday I weeded around our little pond, and need to continue today, before the weeds get a stronger hold than they do. I bought my blue morning glorys for the trellis, some sedum and a rosemary plant. I still would like to get a white dogwood. I had some baby hostas coming up and I transplanted them yesterday. I should post pictures of the mama's, they are beautiful. I know I should divide them, but I don't have the heart to...
So today the day before Memorial Day....I will go plant my flag in the garden, and say a silent prayer for all the service men currently fighting for our freedom, and the ones that have fought in previous wars....Thank you.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Rainy laidback Sunday

Its around 42* and rain is starting to edge in. Grey, overcast....its going to be a long sigh of a day, which is needed sometimes. Time needed to sit back and relax... no place in general to go, nothing that absolutely needs to be done kind of day....(in the background I hear the agitation of the washer, the hum of the dryer)...they are working behind the scenes. Yes, things do still need to be done. I am not sure how the day will unfold, there are things to be done for we will see. I am not much for letting a day slip through the cracks, and I am sure once I get moving around this day will be no different, but for now....I am in contemplation

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

I spend too much time on that I feel I neglect this one. I wanted to separate the two, so that one could be all art related and this could be just rambling thoughts...
Well, within the last three weeks I was told I had narrow angle glaucoma, and have had laser surgery to help with that. I had a hole lasered into the top of each iris to create a new *drain*, to relieve the pressure in my eyes. After each surgery the pressure spiked to 50-60, which with the second eye I had extreme pain in my right gum below my eye and a headache located around the bone of that eye...I called after (thank god) I decided that this wasn't right and being a Friday, I better have it checked. They gave me a pill and two different drops. Apparently I was having an attack, which gone unchecked could have cost me my sight. My pressure is at 21 and I have a followup apt in two months, I am still taking one drop at night. It is of course a tier three drug, which my insurance does not recognize...and $115.00 a month.
No prospects on the job front for my husband yet...He is still working until the end of June, but the company has been terminating people before that time, so it is almost a day by day situation. They are trying to get **Hollywood**to come to Michigan, with the tax breaks, which would be fine, if it would create jobs. We had one movie filmed here in town, and even had kin, in it as an extra. So can't wait until that comes out.
It looks like a beautiful Easter Sunday morning....a little frosty out there, but promises to get into the mid 50's today.....go out and enjoy your day...

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

THEY HAVE HIT HOME.....hard times

We'll, given enough time, preparing for the worse, hoping for the best....It has happened. My husbands shop is closing the end of June...200 people added to the already bulging Michigan unemployment line, which is the highest in the nation. Even tho as we seen shops crumble around us and tried to brace ourselves, nothing compares to the stark bald reality of it. Its a numb feeling, a feeling of helplessness, of confusion, shock, panic, tears, uncertainty....spinning in all directions, in a coma like panic, stuck in fear of which direction to go, to even think...we need time to let this new reality sink in, to fully encompass it, and settle in to a game plan. Thank GOD I still have my job, and time to be inventive, and creative...
its a fine line...don't take your job for granted, the money in your pocket....its a fine line, we all need to fold our hands and pray for this country.....