Saturday, July 16, 2016

Out Into the World He Goes

Kitties know a tunnel is a teleportation device.  James is headed out into the world whether Katie granted permission or not to use HER tunnel!

Friday, July 15, 2016

A Beautiful Day

My friends, look at these gorgeous beautiful fragrant roses that my dear friend and Sister sent me, Miss Karen.  She is far away in Chicago or she would be here for this truly momentous-to-me weekend to help me commemorate the one year anniversary of my life saving critical surgery.  Tomorrow will be the day of the anniversary.

I am grateful each moment of each day for the gift of life I have been given and vigor to enjoy it.

Dear Karen, and all of you who have been kind and loving as well and  having written me their dear wishes for me on this wonderful day to come tomorrow, thank you.  Every word  each of you have expressed to me last blog is like a gemstone to me.  I will always and ever be grateful for each of you.  You know it is true.

Loveđź’— You  Each

Friday, July 8, 2016

Blackberries and Chiggers

I'm still whining on about those chiggers but here are some blackberries up in the header picture that we found in the wetlands too.    I'm still itching but not as badly.  Just behind my knees and the poison ivy still itches too.  One day it won't.  And the old saying holds true.  If this is the worst I have to complain about..hey...I have it made.

He would NOT turn so I could get his iridescent blue color! 

This week was mostly about me personally being up on the rack.  Wednesday was the most important one and I found that I am doing very well!  I had a video I had done while hot footing it around the park so that he could hear my footfalls (the cardiologist) and my voice with the sound of my breathing at that pace.  He was actually very happy for me.  That made ME very happy too of course. I had a new baseline echo and so, I'm good to go.  Wanna wrassle?

Today was my eye professional appointment and nothing unexpected there.  Very grateful.

Don't know what it was but I stopped to take its picture and probably take on a load of chiggers.

Guys, I wish you could be here July 17th with me.  That is the anniversary of my oh-my-goodness-surgery.  I would love to celebrate that anniversary with each one of you.  I wish we had us a great big room where we could meet, eat a great meal and talk loud and laugh and tell jokes! I'll think of you even if you aren't here because without that surgery last July 17th, I probably wouldn't  be hunting and pecking this right now.   And you are valuable to me as cyber friends.  Those cyber friends are as important to me as my here-with-me friends are.  Love is love,  don't you think?  Whether here near me or somewhere else in the world.


Sunday, July 3, 2016

What Luck!

Well, some of ya know I was out in the wet lands Tuesday.  Flickr and Face Book each have a picture I took among others while there.  It was very humid, very hot and we sweat like the dickens.  But we had a fabulous time.  Our t-shirts were wet with sweat and so was our hair.  Both my daughter-in-law and I have long hair. though we had it back in a pony tail, mine was gathered at the nape of my neck, it's heavy and hot none the less.

Every second was worth it.  BUT one thing kinda made me miserable.  As I just said on Face Book, raise your hand of you are familiar with chiggers.  I am now.  I wasn't, but I am now.  I have some poison ivy on my forearm as the ivy touched the skin just above my garden glove.  I was handling that,  but Wednesday morning I woke up with nodules behind my knees and one on my knee.  Itched to beat the band.  Intense itching at the knees.  Still does itch though it's  been 4 days.  I thought the poison ivy had traveled there somehow some way.  Nope.  But chiggers sure did.  So I am trying to suffer through this and next time I will wear insect repellant.  I had long pants on but that was not enough.

Just complaining.  Ain't it purty out there though?
Here's where it, the bites, happened.  It was worth it, awful though the chiggers are. 

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Won't Happen Again

Guys, I had already been to workout.  I came home from there  and did some work here...then I decided to go out again to walk.  Stopped by a store first and passed by a mirror.  I am vain, so I looked and I did not expect to see a woman whose mid back length hair was frizzled from being out a long time in humidity yesterday morning.

  Nor did I expect to see that my yoga pants were hanging longer, looking limp and flappy about the legs.  Nor did I expect to see the T shirt that I wore was too long, bedraggled looking in that it was limp and flappy around me as well.   The pants and shirt were well faded navy blue.  All cotton  I might add and all horrible looking as they are old..the pants alone are a good 10 years old and  they are washed frequently as they are (were?) a fave pair of pants.  Not any more.  I was so embarrassed at how I looked, I left to come home and change clothes.


Sunday, June 26, 2016

OH good GRIEF! Can You HELP!?

Guys,  EVERY time I comer here to my own blog, Google puts me through this horrible line up of information they have that"you MUST click thru this EVERY time you try to log in.  Stuff that forces me to go through all their account security info.  It will let me sign in but then, there is this horrible SAME thing with  pre-set boxes of info that I am forced to click thru wasting quite a few minutes of time.  I can't get OUT of it.  Does anyone  else here suffer with the same treatment?  Katie only has to go through it once in a while.  MY blog, it is every time and I can't find a way to get out of it.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Things to Note

Hi Guys and Ladies...Ladies and Guys.

It seems that my policy of not allowing comments to appear unapproved after 48 hours is causing a problem to some folks here and there.  I do that  as most of you know because it keeps the SPAM out of my old blogs in archives here in Ramblingon as well as  keeps SPAM out of those blogs dated two days ago and then,  going backward.

I have occasionally sensed hurt feelings from a  friend or two  when they do make comments occasionally who are not sure why their comments aren't here.  They are here--- after I make my way over here, and log on to this blog.  That's when I read and approve the comments that were left after 48 hours.

To those who are sometimes puzzled why  I am not here as often to approve comments,  my deepest apologies.  My plate is usually full daily with much to do and accomplish...but Katie will NOT wait, so she rules the roost on blog typing. What she says goes and if she says I have to help her, I do.  I can wait  for mine and will.  Ain't like anyone is tearing this blog down to read it, so I take my time on this one anymore.

Meanwhile, it's HOT HOT HOT.  I haven't been taking walks much now even early, as the air is super saturated and too warm as well.  I do work out however and try to get a few extra steps in that way.

Katie got an ear infection Sunday and went to the Vet Monday morning.  He instilled an ointment into her ear that is supposed to last a week.  It's apparently new for cat use.  Anyone curious can email me for what it is.

Come on in...Baby take your coat off.....this is one of my favorite views, strong hot sunshine  out of my front door.  So, come on in.