PINECONES & ROSES



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Saturday, August 1, 2015

To cheer us................T


The hollyhocks continue to create joy talthough a hard wind the other night bent many of them sideways.  They just keep blooming and making me happy.  Someday soon I'll have to do something with them but...........not today.

                                                         Diane

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

I'm praying.............

......that today will be uneventful.  That I can get a few things done around the house (vacuuming) without major interruptions.  It's a beautiful morning and I'm looking forward to a positive day.

NEWS:  6.34 earthquake in Alaska last evening.  Not far from where Amanda and two of her good friends (as well as many others) live.  Nothing broken at Amanda's but the animals were shook up.
                                                                                   Diane

Sunday, July 26, 2015

A couple times a day............

This is what greets me as I park my car at the therapy
center.  These cows are shaded up because it was 
in the mid-nineties today. They seem so peaceful and content that it's hard to think that life can be anything else.


The entrance to the place where my husband now
resides, or at least for now. 

Down a hallway much like hallways in
other places.
I don't know where we're going on this journey.  He's rallied so
many times before.  It's not that I'm in denial he's just surprised me so many times that it's hard to believe that he might not be  back home sometime and yet he's having so many problems.
Diane

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Roller coaster.............

No image today but that's what my life is like right now - a roller coaster.  In the last 19 days Leonard has been from one hospital to another, back to the care center, back to the hospital, back to the care center.  I don't really know how to say he is.  He's a fighter and he's going to try to stay in control.  His poor body is in bad shape but he's not ready to give up.

My time at home is so precious, although I do end up sorting out snakes on the phone sometimes longer than I want to.

Life is good, though.  God is good.  And joy is everywhere.       Diane

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

I just can't help it..............

I just love these beautiful homespun hollyhocks.
The range of colors is astonishing.  

And I think they love me back.  They just seem to outdo themselves every year.

I hope you have a hollyhock day.  Diane




Monday, July 20, 2015

A new day.........

..........a new challenge.  This is Leonard's 17th day either in the hospital, the hospital in Billings, or the therapy center at the nursing home.

Each day he thinks of something else he needs from home (or Walmart) and I do try to accommodate him.  I also try to find some time for me, to rest, to water the garden, to be.

Right now he's back in ICU "for observation" because they couldn't get an oxygen reading at the center.  He hates it there.  He wants to be back at the therapy center because he's missing his therapies and he has come to look forward to the routine.  (I didn't know this until now.  Who would have known???)  Hopefully he'll get back there today.

I know there will be joy in this day whatever happens.  Diane                

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Gratefulness...............



My days are beginning to fall into place somewhat.
And I'm grateful that Leonard is only about 5 minutes away.  It takes me longer to get into the building  that it does to drive out there.
I'm grateful that I can help my husband somewhat. He's in a good place, even though he doesn't think so.
I'm grateful that when I'm home I have my flowers to enjoy and there's so much peace in the garden.
I'm grateful to know that my God is right here, with me, with him, with my loved ones.
 I'm especially thankful for cooler nights when the heat of the day drifts away into sweet coolness..                                                                             Diane