It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new.
But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful.
There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.
Alan Cohen
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
Groucho Marx
The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Oh my aching back.

My husband used to say this using the voice and accent of an old Russian lady ( relative) and although his back really hurt, he knew he would make me laugh when he said it.
Oh! My eching  beck !

And I would laugh.

Well, today I woke up with the sort of pain a person gets when the muscles and whatever else is back there , got too much stress, heavy lifting,pushing and know,Housework.

Thinking I would loosen up and get better, I tried vacuuming... I do not recommend pushing a vacuum around to loosen up sore back muscles.

So here I am, lolling on the sofa listening to the weather channel.
"Cloudy , storms, severe thunder storms  tornados "

I never complained about the weatherman saying chance of snow.
Oh my aching back...

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Monday, April 1, 2019

I Will Be Back

Just a note from a nice little iPad to say that I am here with the cats dreading bad Florida weather and plotting our escape.
In the meantime my computer stopped working. Total and complete shut down.
Then the iPhone died.
I am sending this to you with my lovely little iPad, a gift.
I am fine, sort of cold turkey with the sudden loss of Internet amusement.
But I have places to go, things to do, cats to talk to.
So don't forget me....I will be back🌻

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Taking a Walk

Its not too warm and the skies are filled with big fat puffy clouds that will probably bring a lot of rain tonight.
Today I took advantage of the peace and quiet and tolerable temperatures and walked down the street, stopping to admire the herons catching fish in the lake.
Then the other creature that lives in...on...around the lake came out to catch some dinner.
I was glad there were no brainless people letting the dogs run lose and most cats have better sense.
Yes, the cats hunt and play and nap in the woods and lawns behind my house.
No Alligators Allowed.
********I just heard on the news that it is Alligator Mating Season *********

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Don't Worry

There was a time when all the little things that have happened recently would be laughed at or shared or one person would quietly suggest..." don'worry about anything."
And I would not worry.
Remembering that I married my husband when I was 20 and he was a very well traveled experienced man a few years older, I was quite content to explore and be happy and secure with no worries.
And then he was gone.

My having  been so young and inexperienced in so many "grown up"things, he took care of things as usual and I took care of other things. When he opened a business,he knew he could devote all that time and energy because I would be home with our small children and he knew he didn't have to worry.
Through our lives together we had a perfect partnership  and for me,I was gifted with the freedom from worry.

When he was worried about something, he saw a doctor and had a test. The doctor called and said,everything is fine,nothing to worry about.
Except no one knew about the blood clots that the test caused..the kind that end up traveling to your heart and killing you .

I try hard to not worry about Things and my children are wonderful at being smart adults who
understand how I worry...
My mom once said that it was inherited from my great grandmother....the Worry  gene.
My daughter will say " don't worry" and I try not too.

Today I got an email from my son.
He has had horrible things to worry about in the past and thankfully those worries are gone, if anyone can say that about parents of a preschooler.

But this is what my son said to me  today ........

Everything is going to be fine...Don't worry Mom.

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