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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Another Project In The Wind

Steve was in a picture taking mood today. Bless his little pea-pickin’ heart. giggle The Honda CB1100 forum he is a member of was asking for photos of the members Honda’s next to windmills. Luckily, we have one of those in our yard. That’s mine on the right, by the way. You know, the pretty one.  😉

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Then, he talked me into holding the dogs for a photo shoot. Can everyone say “cheese biscuit”?! lol

He also snapped a candid photo of me shopping for more flowering bushes at County Farm Plant Company in Baxley. They have a super place with acres and acres of plants.

Ok, so, I’ve got more plants to put in the former garden area. I’m a glutton for punishment. We also ordered a Golden Rain Tree (Koelreuteria paniculata) from County Farm. I was hoping they had one in stock. Guess I’ll have to wait for more “fun”.

Thank you for visiting my humble blog. Have a beautiful weekend folks!

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Slipstream Windscreen

My husband very kindly installed a new Slipstream Windscreen to my Honda CB1100. If the county hadn’t graded the dirt road this morning thus loosening (again) what was easy-to-ride-on hard packed soil, I would be out there getting some Delta breeze on these ancient knees!

And the Bottle Brush are blooming. The Hummingbirds are starting to show up in force after wintering further south. They love to visit these plants. They’re so adorable. Who needs TV when we have all these wonderful wild birds and colors just outside the door!?

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Spring has been unusually showy this year. I hear it’s because of the snow. Even though we’re needing rain again, I pray this nice weather continues, at least for a little bit.

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Pansy Volunteers

It is still rather chilly here in Southeast Georgia. After the last rain I was preparing an area for grass seeds but lo and behold look at what has sprung up all on it’s own. Last years Pansy plantings have returned. I think I’ll leave them for the season.

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In spite of the brisk winds, since it’s so lovely out, Steve rode his Honda to Christian Men’s Job Corp this afternoon. He is one of many who volunteer to help men lift themselves out of poverty and to better themselves through education. (There’s a separate training session for women also.) I had to drive to Alma but opted to take the truck instead of the two wheels. It thrills The Boys to no end to get to “go for a ride”. I couldn’t disappoint them.

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Just ask any small animal, these Boys are not pansies!

And tonight we get to feast on homemade Chocolate Guinness Cake lovingly made by my BFF. Life just doesn’t get any better. lol  🙂

St. Patty’s Day is one of my favorite holidays because of my heritage. Does anyone else research, or have researched, their family genealogies? I’m about 1/2 Irish-1/2 Scottish with one in the wood pile. 😉 Plus, St. Patty’s is a special day because it’s the anniversary of our First Date in 1979. Steve and I celebrate it every year like it’s our wedding anniversary.

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