PINECONES & ROSES



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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

It's over..........




I lost my beloved husband in the early hours of Sunday, August, 23.  His suffering is over.  He has fought the good fight and has gone to live with his Lord.  It's been a rough summer and I thank you for sticking with me and for your amazing support.  If you're interested in reading his service bulletin you can click on this link.   http://www.kanefuneral.com/obits?id=581        Diane

Sunday, August 16, 2015

These days............

.....revolve around Leonard's life at the home.  My yard and flowers are drying up, I water when I can.  I try to keep Rascal's schedule as normal as possible - it's hard enough on him.  Leonard's legs continue to pour even though the nurses wrap them at least twice a day. Now it's getting excruciating to him for them to do it.  This past week and 1/2 have been so hard on him - he's had to make some terribly hard decisions - life decisions.  It might be easier if I could but he still wants to feel that he has a say in the matter.  I go home in the evening feeling completely useless.  It's hard right now.         Diane

Thursday, August 6, 2015

My little pal..............

I just love this little guy so much.  He keeps my life on some kind of schedule, he expects us to do certain things at certain times.  He makes me laugh.  He sleeps upside down on the bed with me.  I just don't know what I'd do without him.                             Diane

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