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Showing posts with label life. Show all posts
Showing posts with label life. Show all posts

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Stuck At Home

Not really, It is just my better judgement. The most important thing for me is to heal as quickly as possible and I think the best way to do that is to keep my leg elevated as much as possible and follow the doctor's directions. I am doing well with my basic needs here at home with the aid of the knee scooter and a cane. The crutches have their uses but very limited.  When I need prepared food, groceries or transportation it is available for me. What more can I want? YA! That sounded good but give me paper and pen and I can easily write a list for you. Just trying to be funny. I really am doing quite well. Fortunately or unfortunately I have had to fend for myself many times throughout my life. I am very thankful that I did not have more serious injuries!

Yesterday, we missed an annual event that we like to attend. The 65th annual Murphys Homecoming was held in the Community Park, two short blocks from my house. The event featured live music by the Community Band and a Plastic Duck Race in the Murphys Creek to benefit the Youth Mentoring Foundation.


 (google image of Murphys)


(google image of Murphys)

At noon a free Old Timers Luncheon was served to those 70 and older who have lived in the Murphys Area for at least 10 years.It's a little hard to think that I have been here for 20 years, the longest time I have lived anywhere in my life. AND, I LOVE LIVING IN THIS LITTLE GOLD RUSH TOWN. It is especially nice for me that I live very close to Main Street. Not too close to hear the tourist activity but just the right distance.

When I look out the windows I see so much that I want to do in the garden. My neighbor is doing some very limited watering. If you are a gardener, you know your own garden and it's needs. There already are a few plants that have died. It has been exceptionally hot here in the past two weeks and that makes it difficult for anyone to keep up with watering.  Besides that, we are having a drought, but we have not been hit hard by it as of now. My neighbor is fantastic and would do anything to help.  Yesterday, I heard him outside using the leaf blower on the patio. It doesn't take much to see the Blessings we all have.

Take good care of yourself.

Mary

Sunday, April 27, 2014

A New Week

We have had a couple days of refreshing rains and I would like to apply that to my life as a metaphor. The past week has been filled with anger, rage, shock, pain and total despair over a situation that is totally unrelated to anything I have ever written about or experienced.

Tomorrow, I will be arranging for some professional help to work through the myriad of emotions I am experiencing. This situation has literally "stopped me in my tracks". I have not done anything at all this week other than go to one medical appointment which meant that I actually had to put clothes on for one day!

It is time to open the window shades and sign up for life again. Even with the rains there are many colors showing up in the garden. Many flowers and plants have drooped their rain laden heads but more blossoms will be popping up. The weather is suppose to be warmer this week and the sun will shine brightly. Sunshine is an excellent medicine for me.

I hope you have a Joyous Sunday and week.

I'll try to check in at least once a week.

Blessings

Mary


Saturday, March 17, 2012

When All Else Fails

 
Sometimes there is nothing else to do. And, sometimes it actually helps to get past the crisis. For some of us, there really is more truth than fixtion in "healing tears".


Read carefully the writing of American Poet of the 19th century, Walt Whitman ~ ~ ~


War, sorrow, suffering gone, the rank earth purged—
Nothing but joy left!
The ocean filled with joy, the atmosphere all joy!
Joy! Joy! In freedom, worship, love! Joy in the ecstasy of life!






Friday, March 16, 2012

The Rain


Generally, I rather enjoy the rain but today is different. It has been rainy most of the week and rain is expected throughout tomorrow. The presence of rain causes many varied reactions in people.
 Unpleasant emotions have been stirred in me and the most thunderous has occurred today. Depression has hit me like a bolt of lightning. Sadly, my body and mind are loosing a battle with the pain sensations in my stomach, low back and left leg. The nerve pain has gradually been returning and today it has returned in full force to my ankle. I feel so helpless, weak, confused and lost. Every step I take is one of burning pain and it is continuing to increase in intensity. More medicine is no longer an option. I feel so stressed and I don't know what to do.
Thanks for listening.


Friday, January 13, 2012

Until Next Time

Be Happy and Healthy. I will be away for a brief time. What does brief time mean? I do not know. But, I need to regain my health.

And, stop swimming upstream!



Wednesday, June 29, 2011

I Won A Table Centerpiece

As hard as I try to get back to regular blogging, it just isn't happening. I think I may be making it too difficult for myself because I am always wanting to make it as interesting as I can and also include photos! Life has been rather hectic with medical issues and trying to find enough time to "please everyone" and yet have time for myself to "catch my breath", occasionally. I am certain that the majority of you are relating to what I am trying to say. So, with that said, I will try to pop in for a visit a little more often. It seems as though once you get out of the rhythm of daily (or almost daily) blogging something happens to your brain and you spend more time thinking about "must blog" than doing it!

As you know, I can never have too many flowers or garden related things in my life. Look at this lovely wildflower plant that I won at a Ladies Day Luncheon given by a California organization called SIRS (Sons In Retirement) this past week. It was a very nice affair with lots of lovely people. Yes, there always are social events to enjoy but it takes some effort to find the time to keep MSM happy.

The name of this plant in Clarkia Amoena "Godetia" and it is spectacular! It is an annual and I hope it will reseed next year. 



That's it for today.

Wishing you a Fabulous Day.


Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Don't You Just Love Home

I DO !


I wish you a Wonderful Day filled with lots of happy moments.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Life Is Good


But, I am not coming out to play for a little while.

I'll be back. Not quite sure when that will be.  I need some time to catch up with things around my home and in my garden.

Also, my granddaughter is in need of my attention.

I hope everyone is having a Very Good Month and adjusting to the seasonal changes.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

The Two Of Us

We have been planning on having a photo taken but never find the time. So, a friend was kind enough to take several causal photos for us to choose from.  And, this was the one that pleased us the most. We really are as happy as the photo shows!  Life is grand and we are very grateful.  

 

I hope you are having a Fabulous day.






Saturday, September 26, 2009

My 70th Birthday

                                      
I can hardly believe it!!!!!!!!!!



I took this photo of myself about three months ago. It has been a long time since I have used the timer on my camera. The whole process was amazingly easy and fast. I also used a tripod which certainly helps a lot. It was on a Sunday and I had just returned from church and I thought it would be a good time to take a photo. The day I took the photo would have been my 50th wedding anniversary if I had stayed married! More on that another time, maybe. I am one of those people that never seems to take a photo that I am happy with, but this time it was different!  I like it!  And, guess what? That is my natural color hair. I am  just starting to get a little grey. I can't take any credit, it's genetic!


I am thrilled to say that I am the happiest I have ever been in my entire life and I think the photo shows it. Considering the journey I have been on, I am so very grateful for this feeling of wholeness that I am finally experiencing at this time of my life.





Yep, it was 70 years ago today that I came into this world with a little partner, named John. Twins were not as common as they are today. This was long before fertility treatment was available. We had a brother four years old and another brother eight years old. So, my mother certainly had her hands full! Because my parents came to California driving a Model T Ford from Minnesota on their honeymoon (it took six weeks!) we did not have relatives to help during this labor intensive time period.





                                                              



                                                   Aren't we cute?


      
I remember my early childhood being happy. However, one BIG thing that was lacking is that I did not have any relatives close enough to spend time with. I never met my grandparents. I recall wanting to be a different ethnic background because some others were characteristic of having big families around. Those were the thoughts of a little girl, anyway. I also wanted a sister. What little girl didn't want a sister especially if she had three brothers!





Each one of us on this earth has a different background. And what we have is our own perceptions of what our experiences were. I had to go to parochial school and after fifth grade, I recall becoming very unhappy with the extremely strick parental controls and the isolation from main stream kids. Following high school graduation (during which time I took all the college-prep classes like latin, chemistry, as well as secretarial classes) I moved out of the family home and supported myself and became a Registered Nurse at age 19. That was a lot of very hard work. But, I guess that was just the prelude to what my life was going to be about. There have been many, many challenges of all sorts in my life.  I have a very strong work ethic and that probably has played a part in who I am today. I guess I am a true survivor in the real sense of the word. Nineteen was a very young age to be a Registered Nurse and have such a large amount of responsibility often including "life and death" matters. I have been told that I was a very good nurse but I think it would have been very beneficial to have more life experiences before having that type of responsibility_ _ _ _ _ _ To be continued.


I just returned home a short time ago from my vacation to Carmel. I had a fabulous time!  And, Lily was a real angel dog!  I even stayed a day longer than I had planned. There will be a lot about my trip  including photos in the days to come. 




This photo is of Lily having afternoon tea with me at Cypress Inn (owned by Doris Day). What a good dog she was!


I am soo very tired. It was a long drive home. But it is such a nice tired.

Hope you are having a good weekend!

~Mary~

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Some Additional Special Photos

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Mother's Day 2012

Mother's Day 2012

Happy Family (2014)

Happy Family (2014)
Grandma Pride

Valentine's Day 2013

Valentine's Day 2013

High School (1957) Friends Of Mine On The Left Live In New York and We Met In Canada In 2013

High School (1957) Friends Of Mine On The Left Live In New York and We Met In Canada In 2013

Bud Mietz

Bud Mietz
1928 - 2014