Thursday, December 31, 2009



Wednesday, December 30, 2009

We have been all day doing this...

the vintage white cabinet is now in an antique mall in Charleston in Rebecca's booth...she is going to sell my stuff in her booth and I will pay her part of the rent...
so we moved this bookcase over here...
washed up the balls and bowl...
thinking this would be a good place and then changed my mind...I do that a lot...
the bookcase hides shoes in the bottom...and Craig put hooks on the sides for me...
and we pulled the sofa table over and put the sofa up against the window more...cleaned out the Asian beetles from the globes...and there was a lot of them down in there...
some of my newer things and newly refurbished...
and the sofa is animal free for the moment...
Steve and Bebe watched from his recliner...he is still under the weather but better and eating soft foods now...the np called back this morning and he had blood in the urine so they called in a prescription for him...in 2 weeks he needs to be retested for that and they also found a high level of something that has something to do with the liver and gall bladder...but he was so sick for days...it could be due to dehydration...
they will check the prostate too, because of the blood...
called Harold and they are quarantined at the nursing home...the flu is going around up there bad...so we couldn't do anyway...he had a good day today...



New Year's resolution:
To keep the spirit of Christmas throughout the year by living up to the selfless generosity of the season each and every day of the year and keeping the giddiness and spreading its warmth with each moment.
silverware Craig got me for Christmas...
something fun...

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

It's cold outside...



icicles everywhere...
Bebe staying warm...
the paper whites are growing fast...

Monday, December 28, 2009

This is from Craig- he writes something at the end of every year...here's 2009-

This has been an incredible year in every aspect of my life, and I would like to take a few moments to share some of the ideas that I have come to learn and understand. I have come to appreciate each day that I have, and that each day I am hoping to learn, and in that, possibly teach others. It’s very humbling to see what a year can do to a person spirituality, emotionally, physically, mentally, etc.
Every moment is special, holds meaning and has a reason that it happened. I finally understand this and the only way I can explain it is with an art metaphor. Take a painting that is finished and displayed on the wall, and then imagine the life of that painting from a simple thought in the artist’s head to the finish product before your eyes. Each brush stroke, each color is important no matter how it looks on the canvas. There is a reason why it’s there, even though none of us may ever know that reason. Like life, a few brush strokes will be forgotten just as some memories fade with time, but in the end it does not take away from what it has become. The only difference is that we are always using each moment to paint our own painting and it won’t be completed. From the simple smile as you walk past a stranger to the handshake of a person you only met or to your best friend, each moment is a simple brush stroke that continues on even in death.
Be appreciative of everything that is around you. You never know if it will all be stripped away. I found that out the hard way, and thanks to that blessing, I am appreciative of everything that is around me, my family, my friends, and my faith. It was this time that I understood that in this life that I am not alone, even if the path we walk is a lonely one. But remember, no matter how lonely you feel, there is always someone there with a hand extended to help you. That hand that helps you up is powerful, yet gentle and compassionate, no matter how grim things may seem.
It seems that this piece has become a metaphor for my life. In the end, it feels content and complete, while in the same motion is missing an important piece. Before I end this, I would like to share an ideal that has helped me through everything that I have been through this year, and that is to simply laugh. Laughter, no matter who does it, makes the world a better place, and with it a positive energy that heals.

Putting away the decorations in the kitchen and moving things around...



I ordered new kitchen curtains today with my Christmas money and they should be in within the next two weeks...its cold and windy today...but some of the snow melted earlier when the sun was out...Steve is home from work today still sick and we will try to get him into the np tomorrow...they aren't open today...he got bad again last night but then was better this morning...he has no energy at all...and he didn't eat for 3 days...so we need to get him built back up so he can tackle the cold weather when he gets back to work...

Sunday, December 27, 2009

THE GUYS ARE NAPPING, THE DOG IS BATHED, AND I'M BORED...

MY FRIENDS MADE A GOOD POINT THIS FALL...

THEY TOLD ME NOT TO PULL ALL THE ANNUALS AND TO LEAVE SOME OF MY THINGS OUT IN THE FLOWER BEDS...BECAUSE THE SNOW MAKES THINGS LOOK DIFFERENT AND WONDERFUL IN THE GLOOMY WINTER MONTHS...AND THEY WERE RIGHT...AND WHO KNOWS WHATS GOING TO HAPPEN WITH ALL THE SEED PODS THAT WERE LEFT ON ALL THE PLANTS...
WATCHED THE CARDINALS EATING SNOW OFF THE ROSE OF SHARON BRANCHES THIS AFTERNOON...
OUR MAIN MALE IS SO FAT...SO THEY ARE SURELY EATING SOME OF THE SEEDS THAT WERE LEFT ALSO...

ITS STILL SNOWING...ABOUT 2 INCHES WORTH...








BEBE NAPPING...
DOOFUS IS BIRD WATCHING...HE WAS TERRIFIED OF THE BIG CROWS...
CRAIG WITH MY NEW PURPLE THROW FROM TERRI...AND USING MY PINK COFFEE CUP...HE DIDN'T WANT THIS ONE POSTED...BUT I HAVE PROOF...AND I'M USING IT...
STEVE IS SOME BETTER BUT CAN'T SHAKE THE FEVER...PUSHING FLUIDS TODAY...HIS KIDNEYS AREN'T ACTING RIGHT...HE SWEATED OUT TWICE LAST NIGHT TO WHERE WE HAD TO GET UP AND CHANGE HIS PAJAMAS...TOTALLY SOAKED BOTH TIMES...I HAVE MAJOR DOUBTS IF HE WILL MAKE IT TO WORK TOMORROW...I'M CALLING FIRST THING IN THE MORNING AND SEE IF WE CAN'T GET HIM IN TO SEE THE NURSE PRACTITIONER...I REALLY DON'T THINK THERE IS ANYTHING THEY CAN GIVE HIM...IT JUST HAS TO RUN ITS COURSE...I HOPE CRAIG AND I DON'T GET THIS STUFF...
I THINK IT HIT HIM SO HARD BECAUSE HE HAS JUST BEEN SO WORN OUT WITH HARVEST AND THEN WHEN HE DID GET A WEEKEND OFF...HE SPENT ALL THE TIME WITH HIS DAD AT THE HOSPITAL AND NURSING HOME...HE WAS JUST EXHAUSTED WHEN HE GOT HOME EVERY NIGHT...
HAROLD CALLED THIS AFTERNOON TO CHECK ON HIM...ITS GOING TO BE A LITTLE WHILE BEFORE HE IS ABLE TO GO SEE HIM NOW...

MORE SNOW...











A very snowy day...








paper whites from Terri...