My blog is a way for me to share in the wonder of each day. I know there are others like me that due to medical issues have our days numbered and would like to make the most of them in a positive and gifting way for ourselves and for those around us.



Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Rain, Rain, go away?


What a wet ummer. We've seen such a short season of dry summer here in Colorado interspersed with more than our regular share of rain and cloudy days. I can't remember when we've had such a wet summer and such a green landscape on the flats and lowlands. Usually by this time of year everything except the trees and watered land and yards is mostly brown. Don't get me wrong here. I love the green and not having to water the grass so often, but I look forward all fall and winter to spring and summer and I'm just not finished with it yet.
I am hoping the weather will be nice for the last weekend of this month because we are having a huge yardsale. I have items from both sets of parents, my daughter Amber, my sister Brenda and of course mine and my husbands. We are hoping to make it a culdesac and more sale with neighbors holding sales for themselves as well. It'll be quite the event and loads of work of course. I will be doing most of the supervising with everyone else doing most of the heavy work. Guess being on oxygen has some advantages, huh!
Myrtle, my bully dogge posing

Last week we went to Pueblo to meet our mother at the park and we had a picnic. It was a sweltering day and humid too so the grass and huge shade trees were a welcoming setting. I brought Myrtle, our bully dogge and she loved it but was hot too. My neice, Grace (Brenda's daughter) gave Myrtle a cool drink for Myrtle's own water bottle. Since Myrtle was a puppy I have given her drinks from a spray bottle and she love's the squirting or spraying water like any good dog that drinks from a yard hose. Here she looks looks like a baby, but it sure comes in handy when she wants a drink while we are in the car and don't want a bowl of water sloshing around.
Grace giving Myrtle a drink of cool water

Our garden is doing great out back and one yellow summer squash plant has produced several siamese twins. These two inspired some of my handy work and became people. I gave them to my inlaws who they were slightly modeled after. With a smile of course.


As many toddlers do, our young grandson, Evan, loves to hang around like a bat every chance he gets. He looks for any opportunity to hang out, even leaning over a shoulder or arm of a couch. What fun to be so young.
Our little bat!

I still have my up and down days and today is one of the slightly down days. Yesterday, as sometimes happens, the bottom dropped out and I found myself feeling sickly and weak. Today I am taking it easy and trying to recoup some of my energy. That afforded me the time to catch up on my blog. Considering everything, I have done a little better this summer, even after the hospital stay in May. Pacing myself is everything and being able to recognize the symptoms of fatigue in time to stop before I get too run down and can't get back up for awhile. I have overdone it some lately and been stressed out over some stuff but now it's time to stop and slow down again. That is all against my nature, but nessesary, so I do it.

The kids are all ready for another school year, but since Amber and Brenda are both homeschooling they don't have to rush to the stores and scramble for the supplies and clothes and/or uniforms needed elsewhere. They are both already organized and have their supplies and books lined up. We went to a homeschoolers book sale where parents who homeschool can sell their used books and supplies that they are finished with. We saved bunches of money by shopping there and Amber even got supplies for the next few years to come at a huge discount. What a bonus.
I had a birthday on Sunday and Brenda, Amber and my husband made it a party. Rick, my husband made me a special birthday cake by scratch (Sourcream chocolate chip with a few walnuts). He made his own frosting with melted chocolate chips and cream cheese frosting from the store. It was wonderful.
I should be sad to be getting older but I'm not. I'm just happy I've made it this far with all my medical issues. Of course I do still use the women's perogative when it comes to claiming how old I am. So far I'm 35 and holding. I have a habit of messing with numbers and claim that I have dislexia when I get them backwards. So now you know.
Just an infomercial here: We have been ordering some food from an online site called Angel Food Ministries. The meat which is of good quality comes vacumn packed and frozen. Some vegatables come that way too. They have fresh fruit and vegetables and it's all delivered to a site close to us. It seems like the prices are about 25% cheaper than in stores and better I think. If you get a chance to check it out and see where the sites are in your area just use the url http://www.angelfoodministries.com/.
Ok, gotta go but will be visiting all again soon. Take care.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:

Uh, I don't have one.....smile. Send me one of your favorite thoughts or quotes. I'd love to hear them and share them next time on my blog.






6 comments:

Beverly said...

How nice to hear from you. You have been busy. Love your squash, and I love your photos at the bottom of your blog.

It sounds like you're doing o.k. How is your son?

Sammy said...

I love the squash!! :-)

We've had so much rain too. It's amazing. But now it's very hot and humid and I'm sort of wishing for rain so the humidity will break.

I echo Beverly above: How is your son doing?

Brenda said...

The Siamese squash pics came out really neat, Reva.
Dyslexia, my foot! Good one!
Ok, here's my quote for you:
If women can have PMS then men can have ESPN.
Love ya

Putz said...

what a nice uplifting blog...no mention of daviod though...

Jess said...

Loved your update...hope you are feeling better and have slowed down a bit to help.


Myrtle is always so adorable!

Love, Jess

Amber said...

I love the art work on the veggies!
Leave it to you to add "personality" to your food.
I love the picture of my Evan upside down.
Hope you can take it easy, don't get over done.
love ya
me