Thursday, February 22, 2018

waiting for **** to hit the fan...

I did this over the weekend...
just before things went bad here...
its removable contact paper...
so no harm to the wood cabinet...

and put it all back together...

I took my time...

but the funky chicken wire looking background makes all the things in cabinet visible...

but then. the pinched nerve in my lower back...
and the constipation part of IBS with constipation...

both at the same time...
which isn't fun...

suffered through Sunday and Monday...
nothing I took would break it lose...
so popped a muscle relaxer and took off for the hospital...
xrays showed the mass of pooh was in the colon and heading out...
I haven't gotten a bit here and there, but still waiting for it all to pass...
but the pinched nerve is doing much better this morning...
and no muscle relaxer is needed...
so far, today...

DH has been home with me...
helping and feeding me...
Doc said it should all pass by Tuesday afternoon, but that didn't happen...
going, but very little at a time...
and with all the laxatives in me...
I do believe its going to be a horror show when it does happen...
I am not sick to my stomach and there is no pain in my tummy, so that's a good sign...
but we ruled out no perfed bowel or obstruction...

the joy of having all this stuff is never ending...
LOL
I sure hope your week has gone better!



Sunday, February 18, 2018

If dad had to face today's chaos...



When I was in first grade, my dad was president of the PTA. Our biggest threat was men who offered candy to kids to get them in the car with them. My dad came up with a plan called Helping Hands. People who lived in our district could sign up to be a Helping Hand. They were checked out and given a sign to put in their window. One that my parents made at out kitchen table. I was an neon orange hand pasted on white paper. We were taught that these were safe homes. That if anyone tried to grab us, we could go straight in screaming for help and that help would be there.
There were also parent patrols who watched kids coming and going from school and reported anyone who looked suspicious to the school and police- license plate numbers.
If the threat of someone coming into my school and shooting like what is going on now, I know my dad would have been sitting on the front steps armed. And he would have gotten other fathers involved and veterans. No one with a weapon intending on shooting children and teachers in our school would have made it through the door. He would have gotten a hold of the paper and had it published so everyone would know that the parents of my school were ready and waiting for anyone to try and get past them. That's the way he would have done it. That's the way he was made.


Prayers for all of those who have suffered in the shootings that are happening in our country.

Taking our guns away will not stop it.

Raising kids today like dad was raised and like I was will.

And I am sorry, but kids are going to fight...

teach them to fight with words, with their fists...

we had scrapes and fought back...

we were taught together, you can kick a bully's butt...

and we did...

we took care of the bully ourselves most of the time...

we stood up for each other...

unity...

it kept us safe then...

we were told to travel in numbers...


There is a lot to fix...

a society that thinks its ok to do what you have to...

to get what you want...

and kids who get what they want...

and all they have to do is throw a fit...

and the parents give in...

because its easier...

well, raising responsible kids isn't easy...

it takes work...

and time...

its going to get worse before it gets better...


pray...

Thursday, February 15, 2018

look who I shot...

I am pretty sure this is a Sparrow hawk...

just out the kitchen windows on a limb in the red maple...
right above the bird feeder...

its a female...
could be a Cooper, too...
I will try to get a better shot of it...
she does not nest in the yard, but we are in her hunting territory...

up doing laundry this morning...
DH went in early...
:)
going to be a warm day today but rainy....
should start greening things up a bit...
:)
have a great day!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

XOXOXOXOXO

may your day be filled with love...

and chocolate...

joy...

and laughter...

you never cease to warm my heart...
I so hope your day if full of big old bear hugs and the sloppiest of kisses!
:)

you are all dearly loved...
XOXOXOXOXO

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

a mini drive...

we got out just before the sun went down yesterday afternoon...

caught the light just right...

love the country feel to things around here...

we have a warming trend starting today...

could it be spring coming early?

we shall see!

I'm not protesting if it does...
I am so ready to bust out of here!
got Craig here today...
so going to get some work out of him soon...
wish him luck!
:)