OK, I confess. I don't have a plan.
I just start writing.....and my pictures are willy nilly. Sometimes.
Shadows fall differently in October.......
And my lovely bed of zinnias, planted from saved seeds last year, were finally hit by the frost.
Encouraged by their loveliness all summer long, I once again, cut the tops off to dry, and plan on planting the seeds again, next year.
I have two full screens upstairs, one in the front bedroom, one in the blue room which is my guest room. But this is going to grow exponentially. Maybe next year I will have to recruit helpers to harvest all these seeds.
But I love the process, and love that I can have more and more beautiful zinnias, from one package of seeds purchased two years ago.
This is the blue room. If you come to visit, this is where you'll stay. :)
We had a little family dinner last week, and we were entertained by a dinosaur. At first, my littlest was frightened, but you can see here that she got over it.
I love watching my grands grow up. It's one of the gifts of getting older.
I struggle sometimes with the headaches, but this always encourages me to persist.
Is it 8 years? or 9? that I haven't eaten meat.
And the longer I have chickens, the less likely it is that I would ever eat one.
So the cat saga continues here at Crazy as a Loom.
This guy is deaf, for the most part, sleeps in the mulch pile, or under my car, has been in residence for about a month now. He eats several times a day, and looks like he is gaining weight. Might be the diatomaceous earth I put in their food, to treat worms, but whatever it is, he is looking better.
I call him DW, which is short for "dirty white boy".
Bubbalee tolerates him, Goldie vocalizes and tries to intimidate, but that doesn't seem to be going anywhere.
Miss Puss, my indoor diabetic, has had a rough week. Her glucose was raging, and she was doing very poorly over the weekend, when my vet was not available. So, we ended up at the emergency vet clinic.
First, let me say that they are amazing. Then let me add that they are expensive beyond my wildest imagination.
She spend the night there, came home Sunday, then went to her own vet on Monday, stayed overnight there, and finally, she is home, and presently at my feet snoring loudly.
She is now the $1200 queen of cats, but she has always been the queen.
Just ask her.
DH was comical, and endearing, when he handed me a generous check, to put towards my credit card, which was still vibrating from all this.
Though he seems oblivious sometimes, he is often spot on.
And L, well, you are what a true friend is all about.
I swear, if I looked up "the best friend ever" in the book of books, your picture would be there, with a grumble underneath it, saying "don't take my picture!"
What we learn about life, when we least expect it, eh?????
It's been a tough couple of weeks.
I had a massage, that included work on my neck.
Big, big mistake. Instant slamming headache behind my eyes that has persisted day after day.
Finally got in for an osteopathic manipulative treatment yesterday, and I think it is somewhat better.
One day at a time, as I am reminded so often.
One day at a time.