Thursday, April 7, 2016

Blast from the past

One of my collages..
Now hanging in Dr. John's new office.  Open hose happening April 19th.  You're all invited!1

I"be been thinking..I know...Ha...shouldn't do that....but I digress...thinking.....when you have a long term illness..people in your life slip away!  They tire of hearing of your difficulties.  Of your pain and struggles.

Friends disappear!1

A long term illness becomes very"s lonely.

Am I complaining?  No!  Just stating an observation..and wanting to say that I understand.  I get tired of saying " I hurt" or " I don"t feel well".  It"s boring as hell!

Now as to my latest boring news...arthritis is ravaging all of my joints! Especially now my right hip...SIGH11. So physical therapy will continue to try to save it and keep from having to replace it.  Here"s hoping.

On a new note..I will be flying to Columbus, Ohio and then driving to Lancaster, Ohio to visit with my dear mom.  She is having hip replacement surgery April 19th..I will stay till May 1st.  Boy are we two peas of a pod.  I can see it now!  Two pimped out wheel chairs!1..HaHa!

My granddaughter, Georgia is traveling with me...that will be nice...she has never been to Lancaster and this will be only the 4th time she has been with her great grandmother!  So that is nice and she will be of great help to both of us.



Oh well...Georgia is topsy turvy about the trip..Ha!

May you all have a fabulous day1
Blessings to all



Monday, March 28, 2016

SueAnn, Granddaughter Emma, her Hubby Rami, Great Grandson Angel, my son Lee, Great Grandson Santos

Greatgrandson Angel finding those eggs  

What a wonderful weekend with family..celebrating Easter.  And I have to say..I outdid myself with Easter dinner.  Baked Ham with all the bells and whistles...including upside-down pineapple cake...fabulous!!!  Fun had by all.  I even hid the baskets all throughout the house...haha.  Got them all going.

Hope you all had a fabulous celebration with family and friends..enjoying this Holy of Holiest we remember the sacrifice and resurrection of our Lord..amazing!!!

Pain levels were tolerable this past week and therapy was successful.  Can't ask for more than that.

Hope to start water therapy soon and that should bring much more mobility to this poor achy body.

Started three fiber wall sculptures...tada!!!! This is a first in about two years.  For Dr. John's new office.  He moved in about three months ago and it is sparse to say the lease.  I will be posting pics of the upcoming open house.  About three weeks from now!!  Wow....!!!  Do we have some work to do.
Hope my body holds up??!!

Be well my dear friends!

Blessings and Good wishes...

Hugs and Keep moving forward

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Saturday, March 19, 2016

Blessings and Surprises

Great Grandsons...Angel and Santos

  Aren't they precious?  Of course, I am a bit prejudice...ha!
Angel is just shy of two years and Santos is one month old.  I am still amazed that I am a 
great grandmother.  Wow!

These past two weeks have been a continued struggle for me.  The knee has improved, which is
terrific...the hips are still questionable and I am in therapy for both the right knee and hips.
We shall see.  

The new item to rear it's ugly head is bronchitis/asthma!  It's like walking down a hallway...tripping and falling into a puddle of water...someone holding your head down into the can't breath...your struggle and struggle.  You are able to gulp some air here and there...but they keep pushing your head down.  this struggle continues day after day after day...medicine is little relief.  You have to rest in a sitting position.  It is awful and scary and all you can do it wait it out and hope they finally let you up to breath.  I can breath now!!!  What a I am dealing with the bronchitis!!  Sigh!!!

I am doing my best to prepare for Easter and my granchildren to fill my house.  Eggs to be hidden and baskets to be filled...not to mention the feast that will ensue!!  Ahhh yes!!!  Ham baking in the oven and upside down pineapple cake..yummy!!

The weather here in Las Cruces,  New Mexico has been awesome!!!  80 degrees and sunny....perfect blue skies and we love swimming pool fund is growing by leaps and bounds!!  Yes I can feel that blue water now! 

Have and fabulous and blessed day

Hugging you


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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Doesn't look real does it?  It isn't snow!  The above picture is white sand......acres and acres of white sand.  All the bushes look as if God came by and sugared each and every bush and shrub.  I spent the afternoon at White Sands National Park just north of Las Cruses, New Mexico.  What a spectacular sight.

                        Sights and the distance I can hear that haunting sound.....
                                       It resonates through the night.....the evening train making it's's way into the night...into the night...into the night...........unseen!

I can feel it's presence....cold and searching...grabbing at my heels....waiting to sap my strength...
steal my very day!   PAIN!!!
Oh how to release it's's's icy cold tendrils from my soul??  Suffocating!!

 NO!!   Go within,...return to the place familiar....welcoming to my place of dreams and ideas...future projects and creations.

Some exciting plans...they really are afoot!!  I tremble.....tendrils have no hold over me.  We play a waiting game, you and I.  Like a strange and seductive dance...well I shall play no more...the music has changed and I follow a different tune...a melody more soothing to my soul...healing and powerful...defying the very effects of gravity itself!!!

                                                   Above it all....I dare to step forward !!!

                                        Move dear ones...

        May His blessings pour forth on your lives,
Hugging you all




Friday, February 12, 2016

                                                  Happy Valentines Day to one and al!

Shall we start at a beginning??


                       My newest great grandson Santos!!!  All 7 Lbs  of him.  Adorable, yes?


         And Angel...big brother...constant guardian and my first great grandson...equally adorable.

These are the beginning for our families...for their lives..for the world!!  Amazing to think of!  Wow!!

Then there the are middles...I have definitely passed that period of productivity/middle earth as I've come to think of it. Traveling with Bilbo.


But I am now dealing with the breathing...talons sharpened and soaring into the sky....  the fun begins......
                                     do I roll over?
                                                            Do I cry UNCLE?


There are so many issues I am having to deal with....I am up seems like such a pleasant thing to do.  Some would say a selfish thing to do.....those who walk here know better.

But I chose to pick up sword and shield...don the helmet (Google) and fight these many issues..I plan to come out on top.  Stronger and to share with others!!

There is a path..a way..I will find it!!


Have a super  fantastic day...
Pick up that banner of healing.
We will ride together.