Yes, I am still on the list for an apartment. I am doing my planting in pots and I will move them to my daughter's house when I move. I don't intend to lose anything, thank you. I wasn't born a Scot for nothing.
My daughter posted this on her facebook page this evening.
I made a point of it and ran in honor of some strangers who have been on my mind.
Shallow as it may be in the scope of the injuries and lost lives, the first thing that struck me in the early pictures from Boston was the race clock at 4:09:45. The elite runners had finished two hours earlier. I can only imagine what it means to a 4:09:45+ runner to cross the finish line at Boston. Some may have barely qualified and felt fortunate just to be there, seconds away from a lifetime achievement. I haven't run a marathon, but I've run a half, and crossing that finish line after nearly two and a half hours remains one of the most memorable moments of my life, not too far behind saying "I do" and giving birth to my kids.
The people approaching the line in the picture were people a lot like me. We know at the start that we're not going to "win." Instead we strive to beat the person we were yesterday (and often, that guy four paces ahead of us). When the race clock comes into view, we will our legs to chug just a little bit faster, and perhaps the clock to slow down just a bit. Finishing is our victory, euphoria is our reward, and a PR is our Olympic gold.
I do mourn for those who died and those who were injured and face long recoveries. But while I know that in that split-second finishing suddenly became very unimportant, my heart also aches for all those strangers, my fellow runners, whose chance to cross the finish line at Boston was stolen."
Judy, are you still on the list to move closer to the city? I hope you don't get a lot of planting done and then have to move. I sure wouldn't want you to go through another winter like this one has been
Yesterday at 4 p.m. I called the Dr. office to see if my lab report was good for me to have chemo today. I was told they were now going over the lab reports and some one would call me back later. I know the N P works late. Well the call never came and DH said we'll just go any way. I always wonder if they have the chemo I'm to get there at the office. I'm sure they have to order it from somewhere. We got there at 7:45 which is always a challange with the bumper to bumper traffic. Finally got the o k and got my drips. We were home just before noon. Tonight we had a freezer meal. I spent the afternoon knitting. My eyes were bothering me a little bit so didn't continue reading the book I started at the office.
Tomorrow we'll make a run back to the Dr. office so I can get a shot to bring my white cells up. Once it goes down when they do a new recipe they have to get insurance authorization to give me the shot. It is more like a pin prick.
I can't believe it, two days in succession of total sunshine. It rained after dark last evening, but we had warming sunshine all day. Today the snow is all gone as high as I can see from my bedroom windows. (There is a mountain just south of us)
I haven't heard the furnace cycle yet so it must be relatively warm downstairs. Up here it is comfortable.
I am hoping when I take Gidget out today I will see some sprouts in the pot where I planted seeds. The carrots will be a total loss, but I will get more seed and try again. People who plant seeds are optimists aren't we? I am waiting for the soil to warm before I plant anything else. My pots are ready though. I am hoping for a nice harvest this year. We still have raccoons, but they are no longer accustomed to being fed by humans.
I hope to acquire more pots and a composter this spring. I can't just make a compost pile because of the raccoons. I am convinced of the value of composting. If I could push it I would try to obtain a good old fashioned reel mower for my back yard.
I still need to have a ramp built so that I have access to that area. I do want to be able to enjoy the yard and to put more planters out there. I did do hay bale gardening one year and for my herbs that worked fairly well. I will make another attempt if I can get out there. I think that some other plants would do well with hay bales. Strawberries come to my mind.
Nina, I can relate to your sensitivity to quiet. It took me a very long time after my grandchildren left. I had them for four years so I had a lot of time with the noise and excitement before they left. My whole live had been filled with noise until they left. I hadn't considered that previous to now. The quiet with which I am currently surrounded makes me especially sensitive to noise.
I will always pray for protection for kids, all kids need that. I am conscious of the child that was killed yesterday. I pray that his family will be able to go on with a positive outlook. There are other children in their lives.
I will be back later. Right now I need to go get something to eat.
Well the kids went back and my son is in CA with my DD#1. He did some work for my mother and is visiting to rest up a little before returning to AZ
My honey and I have been enjoying the peace and quiet and also cleaning up and washing bedding etc.
It was such a blessing to have the grand kids here, but we are not use to the noise.
Please pray for protection for the kids.
Their mom tried to start a fight in front of the kids when he took them back. Thank goodness he did not fall for it.
We never discussed the divorce or said anything about their mom. In fact I even said while using one of their mom's recipes how I liked her recipe. We are trying to be positive and loving to try and off set the bitterness, hatred and manipulation they go through with their mom right now. Also praying she will see the error in this attitude to her kids and herself.
We are now in our windy season. This usually goes on for about a month. Makes for allergy season and asthma problems with people.
We are enjoying the sunshine and I hope to get scrap booking done. You all have a great day. Nina
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