Thursday, May 28, 2015

Around here... And the 'latest'....

I finally got a photo of a bird!  Rather close up.  And sitting still.  :-)))))  Usually, I don't even try.  Not having been successful in the past.  But this sweet robin, sat very still, and let me picture him!!!!

This year, for the first time, we are seeing a pair of bluebirds, nesting near by.  We watch and watch them.  It's such a new experience to see a bluebird.  But I haven't pictured one.  :-)  Yet....
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A wee healthy and G/F bit of food.  :-)  Organic raw salted pecans...  Goat Cheddar cheese, softened in microwave...  The tastes go deliciously well together.  All in all, healthy and yummmmy.  !!!!!!!!  :-)
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Mick finally did the brush cleaning out, around the west and south west part of the pool fence!!!!  Yesssss!  I know it looks pretty ragged now.  But I so wanted all that "stuff" cut down.  As far as possible.

Now, we can decide how we want to deal with all this "brand new" space.  ,-)  Actually original space, reclaimed from rampant nature.  Oh I love nature!  But not binder vines!  Which proliferate wherever they can, around here.
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Health update:  Ortho doc dismissed me ($%^&*&^%$).  Said he still thinks it's siatica.  And if pain gets worse again, he'll send me to another doc, for a shot in the back, to relieve the nerve pain.  Are-you-kidding?!?!?! 

Went to son's chiropractor, who ordered full back X-rays.   And showed us, how my front knee pain, can not be siatica.  And explained where the nerves (governing different pain) come from... in spine.   On X-rays, he showed us from where, my pain is coming.  Anyone can SEE how that part (of spine), is a bit messed up!!!!

He did first procedure... Gave me simple stretching to do at home...  Next appointment set.  

I continue the rest of my Physical Therapy, of course!  It is strengthening my leg muscles!!!!!!   Which is very, very necessary anyway.  

And my husband (pharmacist) convinced ding-dang Ortho, to write a script for a cream, which we compound in our pharmacy.  And which we know, helps muscle and joint pain.  

Soooo, I am fighting the good fight, on every front I can.  :-)  And feeling sooooooo much better!!!
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"Now is the time of the illuminated woods.......
when every leaf glows like a tiny lamp."
~John Burroughs
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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Living slowly...............

"Living slowly, saying no, surrendering expectations – all of it causes tension."
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.......<snip>......  "It is offensive to nearly each and every fish swimming the other way, and often times, they will shout at you:
Slowing down is a privilege. It’s entitlement. It’s selfish. You are living in a bubble. You are justifying your laziness. Wake up, get out, get busy doing what you’re supposed to do like the rest of us."
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And those fish are right, and they are wrong, and it matters even though it shouldn’t.
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Or perhaps, it doesn’t matter even though it should."

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Whatca' think????  Where are you, on this?  

I'm with it, myself.  But not everyone is.  And that's perfectly fine.  

But again, what do you think?  Please and thank you....
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"And Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth's dark breast
Rose from the dreams of its wintry rest."
~Percy Bysshe Shelly,
'The Sensitive Plant'
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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Reading...Reading...Reading... :-)


"The Ghost Fields"...  Latest in the Ruth Galloway Mystery Series.  I love, love, love this series!!!!!!!  But if you are going to read it, you MUST start with the first book!!!!  ("The Crossing Places") ......   'Cause part of the enjoyment, is the unfolding, throughout the Series, of the lives of Ruth and the people, who come and go, in her life.
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Now I have to worry, if Elly will write another!!!!!!   7 so far.  That's an impressive series.  But!!!  I-want-more!!!!  ,-)
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I've also been popping through other books.  And you can read my tiny reviews, by clicking here  (Books Read in 2015)...   If you'd like some possible reading suggestions.
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Now this cute looking book, is not something I would read. Living this no-grain-no-sugar-life-style, I do NOT enjoy reading about food or recipes.  ,-)  But lots of bloggers do!  And the book sounds like fun, for them.  So I figured I'd show it.  And perhaps some of you, would really enjoy this book.  :-)

"Bake your way through the classics from Jane Eclair to Tart of Darkness, Banana Karenina and On the Rocky Road, Flapjack and the Beanstalk, Nineteen-eighty Petit Fours and many more!"   ~Good Reads Review
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And now, I'm beginning a delicious older book, by Mary Stewart, "Touch Not The Cat."   With a heroine named 'Bryony,' and a grand old estate called 'Ashley Court,' and a tragic death, and a telepathic link and....  How could it be anything but delightful?!?!?!?
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So, what are you reading?  And/or, what do you have on your Summer "To Be Read" list?  I always love to hear of more possible reading suggestions!!!!!!!!!!  Please and thank you.
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