Friday, June 23, 2017

Blowing in the Wind

We went out early this morning to do errands.  More storms from Cindy moved through this afternoon, more to come after midnight.  This afternoon after the storms, we practiced for our gig tomorrow night.  It is at one of our favorite places to play.  A coffee house in Cullman, Al called Berkeley Bob's.  A real California, old hippie coffee house, we love it!

Our garden looks like a war zone.  Tomato plants, flowers, everything is lying on the ground because of the winds and rain.  Sunday will be repair and cleanup.  We have been lucky so far.  Around us, trees and power lines have been blown down.  Holding our breath and hoping that after tonight, we have seen the last of "Cindy".  She has been a tenacious little wench. She has been much like a child in the midst of what Mamie use to call a "hissey fit".

The last weekend in June, can you believe that July is so close you can smell the fireworks?
I hope your weekend is a good one.  Here's to joy, to kindness, to peace.  May we all have some of each, may we all share what we  have.

Thursday, June 22, 2017


The rain is still coming down.  We have had tornadoes and warnings today.  The first happened when Rick was on his way to see his doctor.  There was damage in the Birmingham area.  I thought maybe things had settled down.  I was wrong.

I had been at work five minutes when our director was walking the halls telling everyone to get the patients to their cottage/basements and for all of us to get to our safe place.  Twenty minutes later, we had an all clear.

I set my room up and waited for my first group.  They were upset, frightened by the storms.
I assured them, their safety was first and if they were not comfortable being in my room I would take them back to their cottage.  We did some breath work and they began to calm down. They decided they wanted to move a little, so we did some simple poses.  I showed them the weather app on my phone and let them see the radar.  We then did about ten minutes of relaxation.  I got them up and they went back to their cottage.  They all told me that the class had helped to calm them.

My next group sent one lone patient to make sure I was there.  They were all nervous as well.
I took extra pains today to reassure, to calm, to let them all know their safety came first.
When class was over, again the group told me how grateful they were that I came and was there for them.

The weather guys are saying storms through tomorrow, with flooding.  I am exhausted.  I know how quickly storms appear here, how scary they are and how deadly they can be.  I am so ready for bed.
If you are in the path, stay safe.

Goodnight, Sweet dreams

Wednesday, June 21, 2017


My tooth/loss has ruled my life the past 48 hours.  The impression was made this morning, I picked up the flipper this afternoon.   It works!  It matches my teeth perfectly, and I can sing and speak without a lisp.  A big sigh of relief.

The tropical rains moved in around lunch.  The rain has not stopped.  Not pouring, just slow and steady.  The weather guys are saying it might be nasty tomorrow.  Nasty as in tornado nasty.
Holding my breath.

It has been a jammed hump day.  What a week for transformation.  The loss of a tooth truly transforms your day.  Monday we meet with the oral surgeon.  I have a ways to go, but I am hopeful.

I had hoped to see Louis today.  But two trips to the dentist and work took all my time.  Looks as if Sunday or Monday will be the soonest I can visit him.  His friend Bert told me today that he is holding his own and that is a good thing.

I hear the rain falling.  After last year's heat and drought I still can't complain about the rain.  We still have more trees to cut down that died.

Tomorrow is Thursday.  I hope that we all get some sort of good news tomorrow.  I hope that each and every one receives a little bit of kindness and joy.  Spread the joy, share the kindness.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tooth Saga

The past twenty four hours has been interesting.  Yesterday was awesome, no migraine, vertigo and the eye infection is clearing up nicely.  ( oh yes, I had an eye infection as well)  Nice dinner last night and then I had my nightly little square of dark chocolate and the tooth saga began.

The tooth that came out is in the front, it had a crown with a post.  The post and tooth broke.
I now have a post with no tooth.  Tomorrow I get an impression made for a flipper.  A fake tooth that will keep me presentable.  Monday I meet with Rick's oral surgeon to see what lies a head.
We know there is an implant down the road but hoping for no bone graft.  We shall see.

Life truly is full of surprises.  I am hoping that the flipper takes care of the lisp that has occurred because of the missing tooth.  We have a gig Saturday night. Teaching today was interesting.
I had to make light of it, what else could I do? I admit I shed quite a few tears this morning.
A tooth implant is never in the budget and Halloween is still a few months away.  The missing tooth does make an unforgettable impression.

Interesting weather head toward us, a tropical depression seems to be building in the Gulf.
Lots of rain, some storms.  At least we live in the hills, those who live along the coast will deal with floods, say a prayer and send good thoughts.

Goodnight, Sweet dreams

Monday, June 19, 2017

Blue NIght

For some reason, hydrangeas are not fond of my "green thumb".  The oak leaf ones grow wild here and are beautiful, but I love the big masses of the blue ones.  My brother Rick on the other hand can grow blue hydrangeas like crazy.  He sweetly lets me come over and gather armloads.

Today was the first day in almost two weeks I have not had a migraine.  But tonight as we were eating dinner, a front tooth which was capped broke.  All I want tomorrow is my front tooth back.
This too shall pass.

I am ready for bed.  Have I ever told you how fearful I am of dentists?  Ugh.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Froggy Day

He did such a cool job on his mom and nana's Mother's Day gifts, Jordan knew he had to  do something special for his papa.   Last weekend he had spent time with his cousins at Daisy's birthday party.
Rick had gotten a shot of him and his cousin Anthony wearing grass skirts and leis doing the hula.

We went to the craft store again, got a picture frame and a couple of funny figures he could hot glue on the frame and we were in business.  The figures were a frog and an owl.  He painted a frog on the card and wrote some funny phrases inside like, Happy Froggy Day's,  I Ribbit You.  My brother, Ricky who is papa loved it.  Happy Father's Day to all!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Bounty Begins

The bounty has begun.  As always it starts small, but it will grow.  All the hard work and effort is worth it.  Tiny cherry tomatoes, peppers, squash and of course blue berries.  Life is good.