Thursday, April 19, 2012


Greetings!  Once again I have to apologize for being absent from posting.  Aside from life does anyone else have a DH that simply demands too much of your time?  LOL  It seems more and more when I sit down at my computer he is obsessed with knowing what I am doing and whom I'm doing it with.  So honestly it's been annoying to be at my computer lately. 

Sadly my Aunt died on April 12th.  She passed quietly while in hospice with everyone around her.  Her grandaughter was the only one not with us and just as the girl walked into her room, she took her finaly three breaths.  Tell me she hadn't been waiting for her.  Although the loss is great we all take comfort in knowing if anyone lived life to the fullest it was her.  Her body was ravaged with RA and still she kept right on moving.  This is a woman who's toes were practically sideways and yet she still managed to walk daily and even trek 7 miles on a beach not a month ago.  Every minute of every day she was in pain, but she never complained.  Never.  So all of us that knew her knows she would want us to live life to the fullest and never stop. 

Yesterday was an amazing day.  We rode our horses on our property for the first time!  Finally the weather and my back were in alignment and we decided it was a good day to ride.  And it was!  The girls took to their saddles nicely enough.  I had to have help getting on Dolly as my back is still not quite strong to pull myself up just yet.  Although I have no pain whatsoever until I go to put my foot in the stirrup.  So I used a step stool and the DH held Dolly beside it while I gathered up my courage to swing my leg over.  I have to admit it was a tad bit frightening to do that and I had to reach down deep.  But once I did and I was in the saddle I was better than fine!  We rode around our property for about 20 minutes and the horses were great.  It was awesome to get on them.  Dream come true.  Next is I need to get on my bike!

I hope to catch up with all of your postings soon.  I have been delingquent in reading.  Boo for me.  : /

Friday, April 6, 2012


Where did the warmer weather go?  I need to remember this next year when Mother Nature tosses us a week of super warm weather.  It's just a tease and to not be surprised when once again we have freezing temps.  Not that I mind the seasons - I don't!  I just was enjoying the warmth and the promise of lovely outdoor times! 

It feels as if I haven't blogged in a very long time.  Oddly, not working finds me less and less behind a computer and in some ways that is a good thing.  But I do miss catching up with all of you!  I love reading about your lives and your crochet adventures and everything else. 

My back is doing well.  In fact today is the 4th day I have been pain free no matter what I do.  I have noticed one thing -- I need to make my back stronger.  I don't know if it was weak before I injured it or if the injury weakened it.  Either way I am working on making my lower back stronger.  Don't worry - I am not working my back.  I am still taking it very easy but I am concentrating on my core which in the past has really helped me with balance and strength. 

I have been crocheting - lots of dishcloths.  I took a basket of them into our local diner and just gave them to the regulars and the owner and the cook.  They all loved them.  In fact the cook's daughter has asked me to make her two sets of matching dishcloths/towels.  She said price was no factor - she just wanted them done.  So that's kind of a nice feeling.  :)

Sadly my Dear Aunt is not doing well. She has RA and it is getting the best of her.  It's been hard on the family especially my Mom.  My Aunt is the youngest and her and my Mom are very close.  It's just the two of them left and my Mom is feeling the pain of possibly losing her this time.  She has an infection in her bloodstream they can't seem to get control of and they believe she has heart failure due to the RA.  Prayers welcome! 

I hope this finds you all doing well!!!