Monday, June 27, 2016

My Mom Passed

She left this earth at 8:30am on Sunday the 26th.
It has been a difficult day even though we knew it was going to happen.
My brother was unable to be here, but arrived later in the morning. We have arrangements to make today with the funeral home.
I am still battling my respiratory virus. Seems like when it rains it pours you know.
Anyhow, I am glad she is no longer suffering. 

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Friday, June 24, 2016

It Is A Perfect Day For Ice Cream!

My Son, the Princess and I headed out of town for an ice cream at Baskin Robbins, because where we live there is no Baskin Robbins. (I know how rude is that!)
B&R has always been our favorite ice cream!
Since the one closed in our town several years ago we have to take the drive south.
Fun times! We brought several packages back for later.(-:
It is going to be a long hot Summer. Ice cream is a must have!
I think it is safe to say she enjoyed the trip!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Mid Week Thoughts

While I was busy pruning hedges yesterday I these words popped into my head. It sums up my Mom.
A wise woman once told me working in the garden would solve all my problems. It does help that is for sure. I got a lot done yesterday.
This is the wise woman's Daylily. These are so pretty and hardy. I dug a start of these 30 some years ago and they have spread out in my garden. They bloom every June and remind me of my Great Aunt. We use to have a lot of fun chatting about the garden. She was like a plant encyclopedia. I could always call her up and ask her what I should do about whatever it was. 

I repainted this gnome and mushrooms to add to this new planter I bought recently for the butterfly/gnome garden. I tried several colors for his hat but decided on the gold. I think it makes him look so charming.  It took me a couple days to do this and in the end I gave up and bought some daubers at Michaels to do the dots. They worked perfect.
It is suppose to heat up here today. It was so nice last week it is hard to get use to the warmer weather.
Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

My Mom

Supposedly the procedure did not work. Although I have read online it could take two weeks. So maybe they should wait a little longer before deciding. At the least, she is in worse shape. They don't expect her to make it, each day goes by and she is still here. Quite amazing that someone could survive as long as she has.
I reminds me of that old story she use to tell my brother and I.
She had to walk up hill to school. The wind was blowing and it was -30 degrees. The snow was piled high. There was no polar fleece or Gor Tex  to wear. She wore a dress with shoes/socks and a coat. Yup it is a true story. She was born and raised in Canada. I am pretty sure that is why she is so tough. She had a pretty rough childhood amongst other things. I think she was lucky to survive it all.
It is sad watching her suffer and wither away. I guess that is her price to pay to get out of this life and on to the next. She says she is not in pain, although I do wonder. How can she not be? While people are dropping like flies around her at the place she is at, she continues to survive. Amazing.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Happy First Day Of Summer

I tried to plant some sunflowers but the snails ate them. This morning I noticed some squirrel had planted me some. How sweet.
Now I get to take a bucket of water out to the north 40 to water them. Can't wait till they bloom!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Father's Day 2016

If only I could just have one more day to spend with my Dad.
I miss him so much. I don't think I will ever get over the loss.
Even though I know he is in a better place.
He was one of a kind.
He was my Dad.
One of the last projects my Dad did before he died was help repair the bridge. I think basically he was the supervisor to the younger men, but a much needed position.  Good memories. He was a great teacher. Thanks Dad for all your wisdom and guidance over the years.