Silence Isn’t Always Golden

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I’ve been silent for over a week because it’s been a bit chaotic in my corner. Found and rescued a 7 month old puppy someone dumped on our country road. I couldn’t keep her for various reasons, so, I gave her a name “Socks”, and after a trip to the Vet, a good bath and lots of hugs, I found her a good home with a lovely couple that have other dogs and kids not too far distant. Socks is now Lucy, and, I hear, very content. But now, I’m blue because I miss her. I’m so fickle. lol It’ll pass. She was a sweetie though.

My husband’s 88 year old mother is in a bad way. She’s in the hospital fighting for her life. She had been suffering from one bladder infection after another for, I think, almost a year now. Her doc couldn’t figure out why. He, quite rightly, kept giving her antibiotics to fight the infection. A few days ago, she noticed blood in the urine and rushed herself to the Emergency Room. The diagnoses is Bladder Fistula. She met with a Specialist on Sunday and that doctor recommended she not have surgery because he’s concerned she will not survive the surgery. I’m confused though. I don’t know how she can live with this horrible condition!? If he was to ask me, I would opt for the surgery and take my chances. Mother-In-Law believes in the LORD Jesus Christ as her Saviour. She is ready for the transition. But living with this condition would be … well, hellish, if you’ll pardon the word. I dunno. Maybe I’m wrong in thinking that way. Wouldn’t be the first time (that I’m wrong, that is.) 🙂 Anyway, she’s on several prayer lists. I feel so helpless though.

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Sunday was my birthday. Yeah, I know, I should have posted about that. Just wasn’t in the mood, I suppose. After Church, many of our Sunday School class went to Olive Garden in Waycross. Their food has improved or something because it was very tasty and there was so much of it. I definitely took some home for another meal. Now I feel fat and wanna go on a diet … again. That’s another post. lol

Our stick built home turned 25 years old last March. For the past year or so our allergies have been epic with the sneezing, wheezing, itchy eyes, and general discomfort. I called a local A/C Contractor and last week they sent out a nice fellow. He did an air induction test and we were shocked at the results! The tests showed that we have a 38% heat/cooling loss. The ducting is picking up dust and other not-so-lovely things from the attic and scattering it all through our house. Plus, during the summer, the ducting “sweats” through the wrapping and down onto the floor which eventually finds it’s way onto our ceiling. So, today there’s scheduled an Aeroseal for the air conditioning ducting. We’ve prepped the house (and our check book) in anticipation of this. sigh It’s only money. rolling my eyes

So, that’s what’s been going on in our neck of the woods. I gotta go get ready for our “guests”. I hope everyone has a happy, loving and cheaper day.

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Happy Birthday!

Happy 70th Birthday To The Man I Love!

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This dear man has such a constant in my life now for 39 years. What a privilege it is to know him. He’s always kind to everyone, great or small. He’s scrupulously honest, bright and cheerful, and still has that adorable, award winning smile.

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Never shirking his duties, he served with pride in our nation’s National Guard. (1967) Before his retirement, he always showed up to work, sometimes even when sick, and served his employer faithfully with 41 years of service.

He can do practically anything and with panache. He’s so proficient in the kitchen, he keeps me almost too well fed! (But, that’s OK. I hear it’s harder to kidnap a fat person.) lol

He knows how to clown around, and when to be serious.

He can draw beautiful pictures, perform professional automotive paint or repair work or can delicately mount a butterfly in a frame as need be. Friends trust him to work on their motorcycles, and get better service than at a dealer.

He can SCUBA dive, ride horses, shot and repair guns, and ride his motorcycle like a champ. Most of all, he loves Jesus and God’s Holy Word before me. That’s the right place to be. I know he loves me. I’m so proud of him. I will love him forever and a day! He truly has a servants heart. ❤

And he does all this with a charm, humility and self-deprecating humor.

One of my favorite photos of us.

He is my husband, soulmate and my best friend.

Happy Birthday Steve! “And many more … !”

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