Wednesday, May 23, 2018

PT Update

Another PT session today, and then a follow up with the doc.  My eardrum is healing and now it is wait and see to know exactly how effective the shots were.  It has been two weeks, and the symptoms have truly lessened.  I was told that some people end up getting the shots every 3-6 months to control the symptoms.  Keeping my fingers crossed but I will do what it takes to control this debilitating disease.

A class of hello and goodbye today, people leaving, new students coming in.  It is the ebb and flow of my work.

Just like in the weeks past, the PT has left me drained.  My bed calls to me.

Hope your Thursday is one of joy and kindness.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018


Walking the dogs this morning with Jordan and Rick was a treat.  No matter how many times Jordan walks the path, it is always as if he is seeing it for the very first time.  As we walked closer to the gate, I spied the first oak leaf hydrangea bloom of the summer.  I have to admit, those and a few day lilies made their way into our house.  Flowers make me happy.

Tomorrow I have another session of PT and I see the doc.  I hope your hump day is easy and that someone is kind to you.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Blue Monday

This is a cutting that I planted a couple of years ago.  Then we had a drought and this year, an usually cold winter, but she hung on.  I am thrilled that she is blooming.  I know this will be her year to grow.
Isn't she a beauty?

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Solar Frog

Today was a nice normal day, no place to go, nothing out of the ordinary to do.  First one of these we have had in several weeks.  Honestly, it felt great to do grocery shopping and laundry.  And...we got rain this evening!  I know I heard our garden sing.  I love garden creatures.  This one is a solar frog and he does his job really well.  He is such a cutie.  Early bedtime tonight, finally.  Peace to all.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

50 Years and More

We attended our great-nephew's wedding today.  It was a couple of hours away so it has been a long day.  But it was so much fun.  I have never seen a couple look at each other with as much joy and love on their faces as Davin and Emily did.  It was a sweet ceremony and a really fun reception.
My sister Pat and niece Jayna went with us and all the way home we talked about how much fun it had been.

For about 15 years Rick and I did wedding photography and we have been to way more than our share of weddings, plus playing and singing at weddings.  Most were joyous, but stressful and some were downright scary.  We have been to elaborate expensive weddings and simple ones and heard many different vows and ceremonies.  This one tonight really focused on love, the love for each other, family and God.   It was a religious ceremony, but not one of pomp and circumstance, simply the importance of love.

Our own wedding was probably the cheapest one ever.  The cost for the certificate, minister, the $1.50 bottle of wine and 25 cent twinkie added up to maybe $25.  But our marriage started with love and somehow even through the roughest of times, we knew that love was always there.  I think grit has held us together as well, toughness works when life is hard.  And then there is the fact that he is a Capricorn and I am Aries, a goat and a ram, how much more stubborn can you get?

Tonight, I wished Davin and Emily a marriage as good as ours has been, not always easy, but good.
I think they have the love and the grit that it takes.  I hope they are together for 50 years or more.
I hope Rick and I are too.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Fun Time

Another fun night, doing what we love.  We shared the stage with our friends Andrew and Skip and what fun we had!  Wish you all could have been there.  We are whupped and have a busy day tomorrow.  I hope your Friday has been as good as ours.  L to R, me, Rick, Skip and Andrew.

Thursday, May 17, 2018


Mindfulness classes today.  What time it? Now    Where are you?  Here
Most of us go through our days not paying attention to all that is taking place around us.  We are on automatic pilot, wondering why we are not happy, feeling like we are missing out on something.
We are missing out...on life.  Life is taking place around us every second of the day.  We are in such a hurry to get to a destination, never realizing that the journey is where it all happens.

Tomorrow is Friday, remember to ask those two questions, what time is it, where are you?  Don't miss out on your life, you can't get those moments back.

My butterfly garden is thriving.  Rabbit guards it well.  Can you see him?