Saturday, May 31, 2014

The Last Day of May

Oh, beautiful May where has the time gone. . 
You will be leaving me. . .June will enter
And Summer begins.
Well, I have enjoyed most of the month of May
I am still recovering from surgery. . 
It is taking too long.
I wanted to show you my front porch,
Well, it is really a tiny stoop. .is that what they are called?
But today is hot and windy, and my little
Pansy's were all dry and droopy. . so
I will show you the porch maybe tomorrow 
I will give the pansy's time to recover 
Here is a pretty picture of my Aunt's Poppies
I really need to plant some poppies in my small yard.
I love them.
I am sure you can tell by the tone of my posts
I am doing much better.
It is taking me some time to adjust to retirement.
But, I think I am going to really like it.
Just takes some adjusting to change.
And I do believe I will be able to stay in my little condo.
I love it so much here.  I am HAPPY!
Things really do have a way of working out.
Especially when you have Faith. . .The Lord has always
Got me through some of the rough adjustments I have had.
I know He is helping me now.
I hope you are having a great weekend.
And please do come back again. . .
Hugs, to you all.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Moving Right Along

Hello, Hello Sweet Friends,
Oh, boy this has been a busy week.
In fact the next couple of weeks will be busy.
Lots of exciting things happening in the family
This precious Grandson graduates from High School today.
I am as sappy over my grand children as I am over my children.
Grandma is going to cry!
Somehow I always see them as my little ones
Those cute cubby cheeks, Grandma wants to kiss and kiss.
But alas, they grow up. Which is the way it is intended to be.
Andy has been such a joy. . .he is a delight to be with.
He has a cute personality and he is good!
Now, I know he isn't perfect, but he is a good young man.
I am so proud of him.
You will hear more about Andrew.
In three weeks he leaves for 2 years on a mission for
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
In the mean time.  We will enjoy and enjoy this sweet boy.
Well, I must be going. . . Today is Graduation Day.
See you a little later.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Enduring With Faith and Hope

Hello my wonderful faithful friends,
Last time I posted I was really struggling.
Now one week later, I am full of Hope and Faith
Things really do have a way of working out.
I haven't seen the full picture, but I know my Savior has
And He always steers me in the right direction.
I know I have made the right decision to retire.
There I said it, I have RETIRED.
Oh, not from life, just from my employment.
I expect life will become even more full and 
A lot more Fulfilling.
I have a little rose bush by my front steps
I have watched it now for two years as it tried to endure
The many difficulties it must go through in order for it to 
Grow and bloom and be the beautiful flower the Lord intended it to be..
You know a rose is pretty amazing under perfect circumstances.
It blooms in the mist of thorns. . . 
This poor little rose bush is pathetic, the soil is not ideal 
The yard maintenance people 
Do not understand how to trim a rose bush.
 The winter months are harsh for this little rose bush.
It receives very little water during the summer.
I bring buckets of water to it because the sprinklers don't reach it.
Poor little thing. . so much to endure.
But, no matter what. . . .this little rose bush comes back
Each year it increases in the beauty it produces.
Each year it becomes more and more endearing.
In spite of all the hardships and obstacles
It still is beautiful and the blooms beautiful
It gives me much happiness.
 Its beauty and its shear determination
To Live
Makes me even more determined to do all I can to help it survive.
This tender sweet rose bush has taught me a lesson.
If you continue to Endure, with happiness in your heart
No matter the difficulties life brings you. . . you can still
Be Hopeful, Faithful, and Endearing.
It is true. . .
Show the world and the Lord you can
Continue to be productive and beautiful.
You can survive. . .and with a little help from family and friends.
You can make it.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.
This is the weekend that begins the 100 days of Summer.
God Bless You.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Changes Are Hard

Hello Dear Friends,
This will be a short post today
Just some thoughts going through my head.
Why is change so hard for me. . 
I know I am not the only one to feel this way.
I am at the door of a major life change.
I knew this day would come, but then again
Never realized how fast it would be here.
I am going to be retiring. . . 
I am 66 years old and I have had it. . 
I can't do it anymore.
I know I have shared with you my recent surgery.
Rotator Cuff tear. . .it has been a beast.
I will never be the same.
But aside form that. . . the simple fact is
I am Done!
All I ever wanted in life was to be a wife and mom
I had the wonderful opportunity of being both.
But my life as a wife was cut short with the death of my
Young 48 year husband.
I was not prepared for such a life altering event.
Emotionally, Spiritually, Physically, Temporally.
I have bounced from job to job. . .never getting
The job that would help my retirement.
Well, Retirement has come. . and I am not ready for it.
I know I have a lot of changes coming my way.
And one thing will probably be moving.
I love living in my little condo.
It is the first time I have felt "Home" since I left my home
I had with my husband and children.
Why, oh Why is it so hard to leave. . to change.
Where am I going I don't know.
I will hang on as long as I can, but the reality is I can't afford to live here.
Yes, there are worse things that could be happening to me.
Believe me I know that, I have been through them.
But I love HOME
There really is no place like HOME
Oh, I will be ok. . .I just have a heavy heart tonight.
Reality is setting in.
I am sure I will find another place to call home.
And I will be able to fuss and fiddle in that place
But for now my life's path is so uncertain.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Me Loves A Pretty Garden

Hello my friends,
I know I am slow on the posts, but this has been an
unusual year for me.  I am still having Physical Therapy on my
shoulder.  It just seems so slow. But I guess that is how healing is.
One must be patient.
A virtue I lack!
But, I am slowly learning.
Here is what I was doing last year at this time.

Painting my shed, and planting my little yard.
Also doing some painting of old things for my yard.
Well this year, it hasn't looked too good.
Until some dear friends came and weeded and planted for me.
I will show you the results of that another day.
I can do a little but not much.
Last year my front porch looked like this

Well, for this year I have made a few little changes
Oh, how I love living in my little home.
And believe me it is little, but it is just right for me.
Be sure to come back and see what I have done
For this year.
Even with a arm that doesn't work right, and a let that
Is giving me constant pain.
Oh, life is grand, but ya gotta love it.
See you a little later on updates.
I will be joining these great blogs.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Pickle Jar Flowers for Mom

Well, hello dear friends,
I am happy to be with you today.
I have had a rough week, but with the bad also come the good.
One good thing is my ugly black sling is off of me!
I am not even going to show a picture of that thing.
Hope I never have to be in one again.
A rough spot is Physical Therapy has kicked up!
Full gear now, getting my arm and shoulder to work right.
I really can't complain, I am thankful for the medical knowledge
To help repair and restore an injury. . .so I will paste on the
Happy Smile. . But it still hurts!
I decided when in a Pickle make Flowers.
Well, the flowers are real flowers, it is the jars that are from pickles.
I made these cute flower jars for 4 young Mommies that I know and love.
They were simple as could be.
 I had saved some pickle jars thinking some day I would think of
Some crafty thing to use them for.
So there you have it just cute burlap, rick rac and a button.
I think they turned out so cute.. . . that rough ole burlap
Can make the cutest things. . Don't you agree?
So there you have it 
Flowers in a Pickle Jar for Mom

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Gratitude In Times of Trials

Hello my dear ones,
I have been missing for so long,
I hope you remember me and someone 
Just someone has stuck by me and 
Welcomes my return to Blogging.
You see I had Rotator Cuff surgery 
Six weeks ago, and before that I had pneumonia
Let me tell you, I have been one sick gal
I shouldn't even show the pictures of me in my
Brace/sling for my shoulder but just to prove I have
Been out for a very good reason here is the proof.
I am telling you I would not wish this on anyone!
It has been a rough journey
I am in Physical Therapy now and it is brutal.
But, it is something I have to do.
I want full use of my arm again.
I know that there are always lessons to learn
When we go through trials, of any sort.
Through this trial there is so much I have learned
And the Lord has shown me.
There are very good people in this world.
I am grateful I have surrounded myself with charitable people
Believe me I have needed a lot of help 
I have marveled at the wonder of the human body.
The healing process is a miracle.
What a blessing. . .I thank God every day for my body
And that it is healing.
I have learned I am never alone.
Not only are there family and friends here to help and console,
There are "chariots of Angels", 
Their mission is to rescue, console, support and give the 
Balm of Gilead 
I bow in humility, at the knowledge I have of
The power of Prayer and Blessings.
Oh, the joy of knowing that I am a Child of God
And He is ready and willing to heal my broken body 
In the loneliest of times, He has sent my Angels. . 
I am now on the road to recovery. . .
I am Back.
I haven't been able to do a lot, but
There are just some things I must do and I must have.
I needed Flowers. .  .It is May. . Flowers lift my spirit!
I needed to do a little decorating. . It is Spring. . .
I needed the soothing colors of Spring. . 
I hope you will come back for more. . .
Right now I do more rambling than I do creating.
So please do come back and visit.
Hugs to all.