Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Danny faded away, Erika took his place


Hi Folks ~ I am sitting here in my little space while it gently (right now) rains. A lot of rain is expected for the next week or so. I felt well enough and had the window of opportunity to mow at my ‘jobsite’ this morning, so that’s what I did.  I took tiny breaks and drank water and was glad when the job was done. I washed and dried doggie ‘bedding’ too.

Well, hurricane Danny fizzled and faded away. BUT now there is Erika who is a tropical storm right now and I pray she stays that way, or just fizzles out as Danny did.  She is headed right towards my area. Of course, being me, a gazillion worries start surfacing and I am doing my best to give them to God and continue on. This is the first storm since my dear husband left this planet, and since Wilma 10 years ago. Erika is nothing like Wilma. So far Erika is just a tropical storm.

Here’s the prediction right now. Winds predicted the closer the storm gets. I’ll keep you posted.


Thank you all for your prayers with this ‘bug’. I remembered a black elderberry syrup made by Sombucal in France that Sandra of Thistle Cove Farm blog had told me about when I was sick in the spring. I bought that Monday morning and dosed myself with the intensive care dosage, 2 tsps. 4 times a day, drank hot ginger tea sweetened with honey, and at night if I had a cough I took a bit of honey. I also took herbs and vitamins. Yesterday I felt better, today I feel more normal again.  I sure didn’t want to get sick like in the spring, that lasted for over 6 weeks. This morning I’m sure I sweated out a ton of toxins.  When I got home from mowing, I checked the weather and it was in the high 80’s but felt like it was 107.  YIKES!  I had a nice long nap this afternoon.

That’s it once again from tropical s.e. FL. I hope you all are enjoying your week so far. Thanks for your visits and comments.



The trouble with weather forecasting is that it’s right too often for us to ignore it and wrong too often for us to rely on it.

Patrick Young


The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Whether the weather be fine,
Whether the weather be not,
Whether the weather be cold,
Whether the weather be hot,
We’ll weather the weather,
Whatever the weather,
Whether we like it or not
Author Unknown

Monday, August 24, 2015

This and that


Hi Folks ~ This will be relatively short as I’m not feeling good, sore throat and slightly nauseous. I only got about 4 hours sleep last night. Something is going around again and it’s nabbing me. Ugh!

My dear sister-in-law Sue and I had a great time together this past Wed. night. I had free tickets from the owners of the dogs I’m watching, while they are in Finland, to see, Cirque du Soleil: Varekai . We had suite seats which was GREAT. Little rooms with seating for maybe 20, a bathroom and like a bar area with warming trays for food. It was first come first serve for seats and we got two together right up by the glass partition.  Both of us had vertigo at first, which went away after awhile. Here’s a pic of the two of us before the show started, which by the way was fantastic. The costumes, acrobatics, music and the male/female comedian duo was all wonderful, beautiful, funny. No flash allowed and lights were out for the show, so it was dark in our little space. They had some lights on in the auditorium so you could see where you were going.


Sue about had a heart attack because she thought the flash was off on her camera and lo and behold it wasn’t as you can see in this picture below. Needless to say, we did not take any more pictures after these two. Smile The show ‘police’ did not come and throw us out, we were so relieved. I put a line around the stage.


Sue and I really enjoyed our time together talking, laughing, with a few tears, on our ride to and from the show.  We grew closer. (She is the wife of my dear husband’s brother Todd, who has been a big help to me with projects since my husband went to his heavenly home. They live a little over an hour away from me.)

If any of you get the chance to see one of these shows, do so.


One more cactus bloom opened on my ‘jobsite’s’ cactus and I got a picture of it.  These are only open for a short time during the night. This one was already closing up around 7 a.m.





Later on back at home while sitting in my little space here, a flash of movement caught my eye, and there was the Oriole again. How thrilling. I grabbed the camera but was only able to get one picture, through the window.


It is hot & humid with a big chance of rain later. I washed and hung out some laundry and hopefully will get it back in before the rains come.  Have been watching ‘Danny’. He was a hurricane but now is just a tropical rainstorm. Phew!

That’s it for now. I feel dragged out.  I’ll be glad when my time is up, the 31st is my last day, for taking care of Bella and Max. 36 days is a long time being responsible for someone else’s beloved pets. I need to mow one more time, do some pet bedding laundry, vacuum and mop the floor. The dogs are sweet and loveable so I can’t complain about them. Good dogs and I tell them so.

Have a great week and be well, be happy and be thankful.