Friday, May 25, 2012
I see I haven't blogged for a while. I was thinking about that and have decided my life has become way too comfortable. No more flooded basement, no more rushing off to a campground because the water was rising, no more camping for weeks in 100 plus temps with no air conditioning, no more getting ready to move for an entire summer.
I have been in this wonderful home for 9 months now and have no complaints. No water in the basement, no bats in the attic (did I mention that in any of my older blogs? Occasionally, one would find it's way into the living portion of the house. Bats looks incredibly large at 2 am when they are trying to find their way outside-but I digress!)
So, what is going on? My garden is doing beautifully. Not large, but lettuce, spinach, radishes and onions already being used. Tomatoes, eggplant, bell peppers going strong. Basil, chives and parsley for flavoring my food. The bird baths are out and the birds and squirrels are enjoying them. I have seen wrens, sparrows, robins, house finches and a friendly cardinal who hangs around even when we're on the deck. Daisy dog is ecstatic over being able to chase bunnies and squirrels in her fenced in back yard. She has never even come close to catching one.
There is an steep incline right outside the fence between my yard and my neighbors. I have round upped the area and am planting shade loving plants and ground cover there.
Last weekend my son and I went to Wisconsin to attend my granddaughters graduation (magna cum laude) from college. Seems no time ago that she was an enchanting flower girl in another relatives wedding.
This weekend, Daisydog and I are going camping in my new camper with my son and dil and some of her relatives. Now, I have air conditioning and a real bathroom in my camper! Don't misunderstand, we spend most of our time outside, rain or shine, hot or cold, but it is nice to have comfort at night. I am way past the time when we used to sleep in tents on the ground in a sleeping bag. These old bones really prefer a real mattress!
I have just finished several months of physical therapy and believe that my hip pain is as good as it is going to get. Originally, it was sciatica and then evolved into bursitis. I still use ice, exercise and stretch and use pain pills, but seldom need the cane and am gradually getting back to my usual activity with manageable pain.
Life is good!
Happy Memorial Day, Sparkies! Stay safe!