Thursday, April 21, 2016


I've been to the hospital twice this week and that's two times more than I like.  I wasn't the patient either time, but I have such a "thang" about hospitals.  Guess I'm never gonna out grow that phobia.

Mom fell in the bathroom.
She said she simply toppled over backwards.  She smacked her head really hard on the tile floor.  She never lost consciousness but was quite shaken.  Mom's 86, so we thought we'd best go to the hospital to have her looked at.  Much to my surprise and my pleasure she checked out just fine.  Kudo's to a great ER doc that checked her out thoroughly.  Such a pleasure to get good care.

The nice lady who sits with Mom a couple of days each week, while I shop or have appointments, is in the hospital for her second knee replacement.  I wanted to visit, so Mister drove me to three different hospitals.  Yes, THREE, in order to find her.  Then, when I finally got to the right hospital  I realized I didn't know her last name.  I know, that's horrible!  I know all sorts of things about her and her life, but not her last name.  It's just never come up. Long story made short, I finally found her and we had a good laugh about the situation.  Only 24 hours since her surgery and she was doing GREAT!!

Don't you just love a story with a happy ending?

Sunday, April 17, 2016

On Call

               Calling all hummingbirds!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

As I See It

Isn't it a beauty?!
We've lived in our current house for 10 months and I finally got around to getting an electrician out to put another outlet into our garage so I can finally plug in the freezer!  Woo Hoo!  Big day here!

And, if it couldn't get any better (and it does),  I found 3 blooms on one of my tomato plants this morning!!

I saved the best till last!
This weekend we went to our little niece's Minnie Mouse birthday party.  She's a  whole two years old now.  "Linley", and her Mom and Dad were all dressed in Minnie Mouse tee shirts and her Mom had all sorts of Minnie Mouse party "stuff" to carry the party theme.  We've loved watching our 6'4" nephew morph into the sweetest, goo-goo-ga-ga Dad of his precious little daughter. Such good parents.

Sweet times.

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My blog isn't set up to allow me to respond to your comments, but please know I read them all and value you, my bloggy friends.  Perhaps I'll figure out how to re-work my blog to allow for that at a later date. 'cause so often I would like to "talk" with you.   Thank you so much for all your sweet words of encouragement on my previous post about my Mom.  You're the best!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

I just can't hide it.

I want to be gentle, and say this quietly, "We've had our last freeze and our temps are OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD-BEAUTIFUL now.  Maybe I got a little loud.  Sorry.  I know many areas are having some bummer weather and still waiting for Spring, but it's arrived here and "I'm so excited!  I just can't hide it.  I'm about to lose control and I think I like it"!!

Marigolds to keep the mosquitos away.
If "they" can be believed.

Thriller - Geraniums
Filler - Begonias
Spiller - Sweet Potato Vine

"Herb", one of my favorite guys!
Parsley, Rosemary, Mint.

*All these plants have been potted now.
Does that mean they're "pot heads"?
Groan...I know.

These pots were white and used at Lil' Mama's wedding last year.  Let's hear it for a 10 minute spray paint job, and now they're black.

Kinda scrawny now but we'll revisit them when they've had time to grow bushy!

And of course I couldn't have gotten all of this done without my helper, "Mighty Murphy".  He didn't do much work but look at that suntan he's rockin'!

I've added a few things to my container garden since I took these photos.  So far, so good.  I decided to go entirely by containers.  The Oklahoma soil that we're on is beyond awful and I'm too lazy  busy to even think about amending the soil. 

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Those that follow me regularly know that I'm (along with my sister) the caregiver for our 86 yr old mother who is dealing with dementia.  I started not to write that, but the truth is there is no shame in dementia.  In all actuality Mom is doing very well.  She is physically healthy, and tho' forced (by the dementia) to live entirely in the moment.  Most of her moments are spent quite happily watching TV, enjoying a car ride, eating her favorite foods, and seeing photos and hearing stories about her grandchildren and great grandchildren who she no longer remembers.  Memories are important so we must savor them while they are ours, because there may come a time when they become out of reach.  At the same time, there is a lesson in simply being present and enjoying the now.  Hope your "now" is happy, be it sunny or snowy. rain or shine.

   ~Sweet Tea/deb

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