Tuesday, May 12, 2015
I hope the farmers have gotten as much rain as we've had here in town. Happy to see the water standing in the field across the way...
...and the usual sloppy spring water in the yard. We needed rain.
But now moody Mother Nature has decided that we whined about it for so long that she's planning to keep this up for the foreseeable future--LOL! Oh, and she dropped our summer temps back down into the 30s and 40s. What can you do? She's fickle. But it is supposed to creep back up into the 60s again this week.
With all the recent upheaval, I missed a couple pics I took of Miss Karma when it was sunny. (I usually post you pics right away.) But that's okay--because imagine Miss Karma lying in front of a sliding glass door instead.
Yup! I am "unofficially" moving the end of July! Leah and Ian brought me over to turn in all the paperwork and copies yesterday...and sign some more documents. (They still have that darn cold that won't go away and Ian has now got the cough.) Anyways, they still need to hear back from my bank, the company where I live now, and they're checking my (non-existent) criminal record so it's not technically "official" yet...but it looks like North Sky will be our new forever home!! :)
I am thrilled and overwhelmed. Seems like everything is a dichotomy lately.
McFamily sent me a dozen red roses for Mother's Day.
...and opening up nicely.
Extra special this year.
I swiped the following pictures from my sister's Facebook. Yes, you heard that right. I finally relented and joined Facebook again. I was on briefly years ago but deleted my account (which is not easy, I tell you) because it just took up time and I didn't know hardly anyone who was using it back then. Now I found out a lot of my family members are on Facebook...including even Dagan and Leah. So, I am now back on Big Brother Facebook. You can just look up Rita McGregor, I guess. ;)
Anyways, I love this picture of Dad.
He was seldom ever without his hat.
We miss you, Dad.
Mom and Dad.
And here's my folks in the front and from left to right in the back are Kathy (SIL), Blaine (brother), and Renee (sister).
My Dad's leaving instantly was even more of a blessing than I knew. Mom said the day before the accident the doctor wanted him back in the hospital (congestive heart failure, edema, etc) and Dad flat out absolutely refused. (Told you he hated being in the hospital.) Mom sure couldn't force him to go. (It is neigh on impossible to move a stubborn swede once they have their mind made up, ya know.) So it was truly a blessing in disguise. Shocking, traumatic disguise...but a blessing nonetheless.
Mom has six (or seven?) broken ribs, a terrible seat belt bruise, and an ankle in a huge heavy boot that goes almost to her knee for her ankle injury. She's sore as hell...but she's okay and knows how very lucky she is. She was up and walking a little yesterday.
Blaine and Renee will be down in Florida till the 17th. When Mom is doing better the doctors will send her to rehab next. She has a lot of friends, brother & wife, and caring neighbors down there. Many are "snow birds" who go north for the summer, but there's a network of people around her.
Mom and Dad had already decided to sell their trailer in Minnesota before the car accident. Blaine, Kathy, and Renee had already started to empty it out and clean it up to get it ready to put on the market. So they are all dealing with so much. Myself, I am permanently sidelined...can't travel, can't lift, can't even stand for all that long...so I am pretty useless. But I am calling Mom every day...and sending lots of positive, healing energy. :):)
A heartfelt thanks from all of us to every single person who has been thinking of her. She has months to go before she is healed.
I am also unbelievably grateful that my perfect North Sky apartment arrived out of the blue. (There were a lot of prayers for me, too--you guys have powers you don't realize!) Because it is something so positive and happy to focus on and will keep me very, very busy for the next several months. Life is a paradox. Blessings abound! I was grateful to have Mom here this Mother's Day, that's for sure. ;)
I have been so mentally elsewhere that I forgot to take any pictures for T-Stands For Tuesday, but I will try for next week to have a nice red cup or something else to post. I mean, I have been so distracted that when I was filling out paperwork for the North Sky apartment instead of writing down that I lived in West Winds (apartments) I wrote down I lived in West Acres (the big shopping mall in town)--ROFL! :)
Oh, and before I forget--I can't remember who it was who also has fibro and wondered which medication I was trying. It's nabumetone. Please remind me if it was you who asked. Sorry to not remember. Shame on me. Sadly, the older I get the more that will happen, I assure you.
BTW--the consensus appears to be that the pretty pink flower was a camellia japonica. (See--if I write things down then I remember...usually...well, if I can remember to look at the note--LOL!)
Purging has leapt to the top of my priority list. I don't know if you noticed, but the empty, untouched, new sewing supplies storage containers are still sitting on the table behind the bouquet of roses...and have been since they arrived. As soon as I am feeling up to more than the normal tasks (like laundry today)...I will have to continue to purge and go through everything I own (or as much as I can manage) before I move. Good to be busy.
I will also be trying to learn how to navigate Facebook. Looks different. ;)
Have a really good week.
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched... but are felt in the heart."