Loving My Life as Wife, Mother and Grandmother

Friday, May 20, 2011

A beautiful day!

It's a beautiful day here :) The windows are open and a gentle breeze is blowing in. Just had to start off with a cute picture of Peanut lounging around :) He enjoys a nice day too! High temp. of 82 and lots of sunshine. I am so very glad that it is NOT raining!
Maci is recovering well from her pneumonia. She is still a bit of a fussy girl..but, I think that may be from teething (she has 2 bottom teeth)and she may also be a bit spoiled:)
Mark has finally been able to get back out into the garden. It was just TOO wet for a good while with all the rain we've had. The tiller had quit on him as well, and so he's got it fixed now and going. The boys helped him get the corn planted..and finally the beans and cucumbers too. I'm a little aggravated with him. I had a row of Black-Eyed Susan's that I had planted last year. I told him I would transplant them...and he didn't wait. He tilled them down....Man, was I mad..Or should I say, disenchanted:)
Every time I make a promise to be back and blog...life steps in and says no :) I just haven't been able to find the extra time with Maci here..to actually sit and write, much less upload pictures...which on my dinosaur computer...takes forever. I LOVE blogging..and I think it is actually good for me. I especially LOVE all my friends in the village :) Even though I don't comment...I do check in on you when I can...Love and hugs to each one of you!
There has been so much going on. Sam had his first cello recital last weekend. He did a WONDERFUL job!! I am so proud of him. He is coming along nicely. It is a pleasure just listening to him practice:)
My chickens...all 12 of them are getting so big!

The are 4 to 5 weeks old now. My Isa Browns were a little older than the others...they're the ones that I think are closer to 5 wks. old. I think Mark and Sam are probably going to be working on the coup and pen this weekend. I feel so blessed to have chickens. It is something I've wanted to do for a long time. It has been a wonderful learning experience for Sam as well. It's amazing, but they seem to grow overnight.
I learned this week, that one of my dearest friends is moving to another state. I am happy for her, but sad as well. Her husband had lost his job and has now found another wonderful opportunity somewhere else. She started in the homeschool co-op that Sam attends, at the same time as we did. It just wouldn't...and won't, be the same without her. Sam has made a very sweet friend in her son as well. I know he is very sad about it too. She is one of the most thoughtful, sensitive and caring, and loving people I' ve ever met. I am so blessed to have been able to get to know her and be her friend in the time that she has been here...Tamara...you will be greatly missed...Love and hugs dear friend :)
Health wise, I am feeling better. All the iron-infusions seemed to have helped. I mentally esp., seem much clearer and stronger. Physically I still have a few hurdles to go. The fibromyalgia and arthritis often leave me feeling weak and very achy. My neck and lower back have been the biggest struggles. The medicines have helped everything but my lower back and hips. There are many days when I struggle just to walk around..and lift and carrying Maci, is extremely hard for me. I know in my heart...even though the doctor hasn't come right out and said anything; that I need to lose weight too. I would love to start walking...if my lower back and hips would just cooperate :) I go back in next Wednesday to the rheumatologist. I guess I'll try to question him some more about the back issues.
We are getting ready to partially finish up for this school year. He has some science and math that he is going to continue to work on over the summer. With Sarah having the baby, and me having had surgery...he still has to finish some of his Math. The science is just to encourage him to read and learn something fun over the summer. I am probably going to have him do the summer reading program at the library.
I had the nicest day yesterday. One of my neighbors from across the street came over and told me she had something to give me. I told her I'd be over as soon as I got done helping Sam with schoolwork. I went over and she had a beautiful teapot for me. I just LOVE it! While there her husband said, "Well, if you like that one, I've got another one you can have too!" She had given me a gorgeous black with speckles teapot. The spout has a little bird..looks like a chicken:) He then brought out a cow teapot. Her eyes are faded off (I think I can get my oldest daughter, Elizabeth to put some back on for me) but she is adorable. She has a cowbell and a tail!!

What a nice gesture and it made my day!! Then to top it off...the neighbor next door to them, gave me 2 of these beautiful and huge yellow roses! They really are huge and they smell heavenly!! It was his 70th birthday yesterday(the neighbor) and my youngest daughter Sarah (Maci's Mom) turned 19 as well :) Happy Birthday (yesterday :) to Sarah! She was a big girl when she was born 9 lbs. 9 oz. Wow, how time flies!

It was a nice day for birthdays and I am so glad that that my sweet neighbors thought kindly of me and made my day special as well:)

This verse just sort of jumped out at me, and so I thought that it would be a nice way to end my post. Much Love and Hugs too, from me to you :) Jerelene
Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another-and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
Hebrews 10:25