The sky is darkening, the storm is coming. We – 3 people, 2 dogs, and 2 cats – are dry and happy, looking outside. (Our goldfish are inside, but not dry. They don’t care about the weather
much.) Happy Saturday to you!
We just came through a health scare. Relatives and friends embraced us, offering care, help, love, and support. How priceless that is! At times like this, you realize just how very lucky you are, and that you are not alone. Wonderful people helped us through this, and out to the other side. How on earth do you ‘thank’ them? Other than the obvious, I will try to show each of them how important they are to us and concentrate on being there for THEM whenever they need us.
We had two more doctor appointments today and finally have answers.
Last month my husband had a stroke. His speech and mobility were affected. He is stronger every day, getting better and better. Our son came back from Thailand to help us deal with this. Getting answers as to what my husband needed to prevent another have been quite an ordeal.
The short answer is that what we have been doing for the last two weeks – baby aspirin and Plavix – should be all that is needed. Neurocranial surgery is not needed. No invasive procedures are needed. We have some issues remaining that require referrals to other specialists, but the big worry is now fading away. We can concentrate on the day to day and get to our new normal now.
We are lucky. We can do this. Such relief!
I never really thought about it until I saw this photo, but I LOVE duckling feet. :0)
I just spent half an hour or so trying to prune roses and weed flower planters. I’m embarrassed that some of the weeds are taller than the flowers! Of COURSE it’s hot outside – it IS August and this IS Arkansas, but the humidity makes the heat index 103 and it is still morning! So, I’m TRYING to spend a bit of time outside each morning to try to get things under control. So far, the weeds are winning….
It was really muggy and hot when we went grocery shopping this morning. I had pretty much decided to stay inside today when all of a sudden the sky got dark, the wind was whipping the trees’ branches around and it started to rain!
AHHHHHHHH! This is refreshing for the mind and spirit, if not actually resulting in lower temperature and humidity.
I LOVE IT!
The second load of laundry is in, the groceries are put away. We’re going to devote ourselves to CHILLIN’ today.
Hope YOUR day is wonderful, too.
When I went outside to check on the tomatoes and weed a bit in our flower planters, I noticed that everything suddenly looked really wilted.
I got my husband and we turned on each section of the irrigation system, and went around to all the planters, making sure all was getting water. Some weren’t getting anything at all, others were getting too much – it varied all over the place. Once we got the back finished – with a lot of the things you see in the picture above, we switched to the front, where it’s mainly actual hoses and controls.
We think we got everything going. We are inside now, drinking ice water and resting. The heat index this afternoon is between 106 and 110. We’ll stay inside until at least dinner time before trying to do anything more out there.
I hope that YOU and your PLANTS are getting enough water today!
We are enjoying a nice, quiet Saturday. Our most stressful thing today has been trying to program our thermostats upstairs and downstairs. :0) We THINK we have it done now.
We don’t have anywhere we have to be, so we can do a clean-up of details. I’m going to try to do a quick session or two of weeding flower planters and pruning roses, plus checking on the garden. I’ll keep the sessions short and drink lots of water in-between.
It’s good to be able to enjoy the calm today. Our son is with us. All is good.