Tuesday, June 26, 2018


In case you thought I had totally quit blogging, I have an update. I am having a home nurse, P.T., and O.T. coming over. Even though they gave me blood transfusions, both my blood volume and red cell counts are too low (go figure!). I am still really weak and need a lot of help. YES, I DO plan on returning to blogging. But now, with all the sleep I need plus the health people coming over, I just am not able. Thank you so much for your patience, I do hope to see you really soon!!!

Friday, June 22, 2018

All About ME!

I got home from the hospital last night. I have five incisions in my abdomen. I had a lot of hemorrhaging, and they had to put me in I.C.U. and give me blood transfusions. I have trapped air in my body from the surgery. It is painful, and hinders movement, but should go away in about a week. I have both P.T. and O.T. coming to the house. They even had to show Phil how to get me in and out of bed so my stitches won't stretch! I would love to show you a picture of my tummy, but that would be taking my photography hobby just a bit too far. I am very weak and have trouble eating, so I will not be visiting or posting for a few days until I am doing better. Thank you ALL for your prayers, cards, and good thoughts!! I hope to see you soon!

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Saturday News About Me

I was again admitted to the hospital, and just got home today. I am still fairly sick, and continuing on antibiotics. On this Friday I will be having a colon re-section surgery. It is serious surgery, and I may need a bag for awhile. Thank you all so much for your prayers and well wishes. In the few days until Friday, I need to get my strength back, then start all the prep for the surgery. Whenever I get home, I will let you know! Hopefully, I will be able to be posting again soon!

I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
    where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
    the Maker of heaven and earth.

Psalm 121

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Yet Again!

Wednesday evening, and I am headed back to the E.R. with diverticulitis again. There is always the chance they will operate to remove part of my colon. I hope to come home soon. Trying to be positive!

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Lilies: the Deep Pinks

My mystery bird of yesterday was a common Barn Swallow! I think he was a baby. A hard one to guess; only Ruth got it right. Well done, Ruth!!

The lilies of the field,'—dressed finer than earthly princes, springing-up there in the humble furrow-field; a beautiful eye looking-out on you, from the great inner Sea of Beauty!”
 ~Thomas Carlyle

Monday, June 4, 2018

Are You Game?

A guessing game! Can you guess what this very exotic looking bird is? I spotted him on a wire beside a nearby pond. The answer will be on my next post.


“The Jews, circling him, said, “How long are you going to keep us guessing? If you’re the Messiah, tell us straight out.”
John 10

Sunday, June 3, 2018


The foyer of the garden center had this rack of beautiful watering cans. I think they would look good with flowers in them too. Which would you buy?

They also had these little plant waterers to stick in your house plants, all shaped like tiny watering cans.

“Planting and watering are menial servant jobs at minimum wages. What makes them worth doing is the God we are serving. You happen to be God’s field in which we are working.
1 Corinthians 3

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Dream Catcher

This spring, we came upon a large dream catcher that someone had made. The idea was to go inside and leave a small meaningful token, like a pretty rock or uplifting poem. And of course to daydream.

And I even managed to beg talk Phil into going inside!

“God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us.” 
Ephesians 3

Friday, June 1, 2018

A Visit To The Lavender Farm

What a beautiful day to visit the lavender farm! They actually had lavender ice-cream! It was vanilla with bits of their lavender in it. I did NOT like it!

Phil & the giant chess board.

Stress balls filled with lavender. A bit too pricey for me.

A lavender pet house.

Wooden shoes with lavender sachets inside.

Lavender angels.

I loved this tablecloth!

 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices—mint, dill and cumin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law—justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former.”
Matthew 23 


 On the outskirts of town, we happened to pass this building. It used to be a gas station. But what a difference now! What was going on? One...