A recall:

For the last post,  which wasn’t supposed to be posted,  but saved for later instead.   However,  it posted and apparently my shift was a cabbage!  I think it’s time to blog from my laptop,  not my phone!


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Occasionally I have to drive to a “nearby” town an hour away for work.   The roads are often terrible, and my previous shift had been cabbages

Today’s Treasure

Today we treasured a few hours with a Treasure — baby Janessa! It’s such a delight to see her defying the odds and statistics and growing bit by bit! Heart-warming to see Elianna’s love for her tiny cousin. I’m so glad we get to spend time with her again!

Savoring Summer

Lately I’ve been savoring my evening walks at work with various seniors who need to get out but have no one to walk with them.  It’s hard to slow down to their pace (or to the pace of my 2 year old at home!). But after I’ve slowed, I start to notice the robins hopping around under the trees, and the new roses planted this spring, and all the flowers that are still in bloom, in spite of the cooler night temperatures.  I notice the blueness of the sky, and how some leaves are already starting to turn.  The warmth of the sun as it lowers in the sky, yet the chill of the night creeping in already.

Sometimes I feel like summer’s rushed past without me being able to get my fill of it.  Then I realize that maybe I just didn’t slow down enough to enjoy it fully.  (well, it DID rush past — the last 7 months of snow make the 4 of warmth seem way too short!)

So I’m trying to spend a little more time outdoors while we still have September’s warm days.  Spending less time cleaning the inside of the house, and more time cleaning up the yard in the evenings with Jerry (old farmsites have LOADS of junk hidden everywhere!), watering and pampering and loving my tomatoes in hopes of making 5 plants produce like Dad’s 170 plants!  Chopping wood.  Going for rides in The Beast to humor my husband.  (Ah, yes, The Beast.  I’ll have to post pictures of it for you all sometime!)  Going for slow walks at work.  Bike rides at home with Elianna and the dogs.  Lying on the trampoline while Elianna jumps.  Trying to store up every last minute of summer before the winter comes!


Sunshine and blue skies

I’m not a heat-lover, but I do love sunshine and blue skies.  It can make a miserable day into a happier one, or a perk me up on a draggy, tired, headachy day.

It was starting to get quite chilly ad grey and rainy, but now the sun has come out again.  I’m happy that we have a few more days of summer and sunshine before fall comes.

These pictures are from an summer evening we spent outside on the grass, soaking up the sunshine and green of summer while trying to get some nice pictures of Elianna and the puppies.

Blue skies and happy smiles

Blue skies and happy smiles


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“Whoever said money can’t buy happiness forgot about puppies”  ~ Mikey’s Funnies