Friday, February 5, 2016

New Tricks

It has been such a beautiful day.  Plenty of sunshine and blue skies, cold crisp air, the dogs have loved it.  Jordan has spent the past three days with us, he has strep, but is much better now.  It has been interesting working on math, reading, spelling and vocabulary with a seven year old.  I think he has taught Rick and I a thing or two about new math.  We are old dogs that have learned a few new tricks.

Soup is simmering on the stove, the dogs are already asleep.  I love these days that are so calm and peaceful.  Hoping that your weekend is relaxing, with some fun for good measure.

Goodnight, Sweet dreams

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Kind Words

Kind words cost nothing.  Someone shared that with me on Face Book today. It is true you know, smiles and kind words, everyone wants them...why do we find them so hard to share.

The hardest thing is to be kind to an unkind person.  That happened to me this week. I was taken aback by the harshness and anger of this person toward me.  I had to breathe, and remind myself not to be sucked in to the drama. If I had responded the way she wanted me to, I would have lost my integrity.  I gave her my kindness...sadly it was not enough.  Sometimes it is not.

There are some who are hurting so bad that even though kindness is what they crave and want...they refuse to accept it.  Acceptance of kindness proves them wrong, and they had rather remain in pain than be wrong.  We are strange creatures, aren't we?

Tomorrow is Friday,lets pass around some kind words and smiles.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Happy Anniversary Taz

Two years ago tonight, Taz scratched on our front door.  It was 6 degrees, she was sick and freezing.
We brought her in, wrapped her in a warm blanket and fed her.  It was the beginning of a love affair.
One of my friends told me Taz won the lottery when she came to our house, but we are the ones who won.

That first year, we were both so sick.  She and I spent many hours on the sofa together. Each time I had a treatment, she never left my side.  We bonded.
We found our common interests were the  She doesn't chew on them,  just licks them and holds them...I wear them.

If anyone had told me that we would have a Yorkie I would have laughed.  For years we have had labs, bulldogs, big mutts, the dogs that no body would ever want, actually most were throwaways. But they were dogs of size, like Calliou our collie.  He weighs almost 90 pounds.  Taz weighs about six pounds.  Good things do come in small packages.

Taz has brought great joy to Rick and I.  I hope she is with us a very long time.  She is out back, barking at the deer or some other wild creature that has no fear of her, but she sees herself as one to be feared, big and strong.  I thought she would be a diva, but she is a warrior.
Happy Anniversary Taz!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Weather Musings

Phil, I am so confused.  Phil, the official groundhog says spring is coming, but Bill, our local groundhog says nope, six more weeks of winter.  So then I look at the National Weather's Extended Forecast,  they say mild weather, no more winter...but, the Farmer's Almanac says this winter will be like last year, more cold and white stuff to come.

Truth of the matter, it's all just a guessing game, though I do think the Almanac hits more than misses.  It is pouring rain tonight, we are still under a tornado watch, it is 70 degrees...but highs tomorrow about 40.  Maybe it is because of where I live, or my Irish heritage, but I am fascinated by the weather.  After all, if you are ever at a loss for conversation, you can always talk about the weather.

My class was for chronic pain today.  It all goes back to the weather.  If you have chronic pain and there is any change in the weather you feel it.  Sure enough those in the class who deal with chronic pain were talking about the weather changes coming...they don't have to tune into the forecast, their bodies speak loud and clear.

Where ever you are tonight, wishing you a pain free, restful night.
Goodnight, Sweet dreams

Monday, February 1, 2016

February 1

February 1....70 degrees today, way too warm for February

February 1...Ground Hog's Day tomorrow

February 1...Valentine's Day in a couple of weeks

February 1...Leap Year, 29 days

February 1...a great month to wear red or pink

February 1...also Heart month, take care of those hearts

February 1...anyone for roses or chocolate?

February 1...president's month

February 1...thoughts of spring

February 1...still wishing for snow, it could happen

February 1...sometimes daffodils bloom and so do violets

February 1...amethyst stones, I love purple

February 1...I love Valentine cards, I am a sucker for hearts and flowers

Sunday, January 31, 2016

January 31

Seventy degrees on this last day of January...time to batten down the hatches...warmth and wind in January is never a good weather sign. The next couple of days should prove interesting.

As I looked at my vision board this morning, I realized that we were both making headway on our
visions for 2016, the hard part will be to stay the course the next few months.  That is the best thing about those boards, if you place them where you see them every day, they hold you steady and true.
But as the months go by, it is easy to not "notice" them, so then I write reminders in my day planner.

There is a chicken roasting in the oven.  I have craved comfort food the past few days, holding off on making the mac and cheese but could be persuaded with very little force.  :)

Enjoy this last night of January 2016, we will see what takes place with that wacky groundhog in a couple of days.  Wishing you a Monday that is neither blue nor rainy.
Goodnight Sweet dreams


Saturday, January 30, 2016

You Need It

We were at a hotel last night, and the wifi stopped working after Rick did his blog in case any of you wondered what happened to my post.  Home today, walks with the dogs and Sam and Jordan.
Jordan was beside himself with joy...yesterday was his birthday.  Rick and I got him a gift card to Books A Million.  He brought home a bag full of books and had to explain why he picked each one.
He is eight years old and loves to read.  I loved to read at age eight also.

A pot of soup is on the stove, cornbread in the oven.  Comfort food tonight...sometimes you just need it. The past couple of days has been spent with family...sometimes you just need it.

Taz and Calliou were not happy about our night away, they never are.  But they have been appeased and all is well for now.  I think Taz needed a hug this evening...I know I did.