Written by Sue, Monday, May25, 2015 absolutely beautiful, sunny, warm 80's
Remembering, honoring, and being thankful to those, and their families who gave their all that we might have and enjoy the freedoms that we so enjoy, and blessed beyond measure! You are not forgotten!!
Written by Sue, Monday, May25, 2015 absolutely beautiful, sunny, warm 80's
Written by Sue, Tuesday, May19, 2015 sunny, hot, thunderstorms in evening, temps. 90's
Saturday, I finished another chapter, In my book "This Journey Called Life',"I have probably finished three/fourths of mine. ~smile~, it was the chapter in which I was a part time caregiver for an Alzheimer patient! Leaving was one of the toughest decisions I have ever made, but for my own health, I had to say goodbye!
My shift was from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. Wednesday and Friday, I would get up at 6 a.m. on Wednesday morning, work all day, shower and go to work in the evening, leave at 8 a.m. on Thursday, come home, shower, instead of going to bed, I worked until evening, (I am not a daytime sleeper, no matter if I am up all night,) This put me up for about 40 straight hours! I would repeat this same schedule on Friday!
Needless to say something went lacking...... Me! I am amazed that I was able to work for as long as I did, it is only through the strength given to me by my Heavenly Father that I was able to continue!
PSALM 29-11~ The Lord gives strength to His people; the Lord blesses His people with peace!
I am so thankful for the opportunity to have served this family, though, it was I who was blessed beyond words, I learned so much about this most dreaded disease! How to appreciate each day given to me, to be more thankful for my blessings, especially my health! I formed a lasting bond both with this precious gentleman, and his family! As you can see I gained more than what I gave!
Written by Sue, Monday, April 27, 2015 , beautiful spring day, sunny, cool, high 60's!
Pajama gardening is when, one (moi) wakes up and can hardly wait to go check her garden to see how many slugs have been captured and killed! I didn't even take the time for coffee. If left to themselves slugs can destroy your flowers and vegetables, every year the slugs and I go at it. I am a stickler for not using chemicals in the garden, just a personal choice! Beer or wine will do the job!!
Last evening was the first battle, guess who won? They only come out at night!
Can someone say "Yucky"?
I turned and saw the weeds were beginning to take hold in my new garlic bed, "this will never do", I say!
Written bu Sue, Thursday, April 16, 2015 rain showers, cool temps. 50's
I love halos especially on angels.~wink~ Canning citrus fruit has been on my to do list for sometime; since the season was soon ending I decided it was time, if I had known it was going to be this easy, I would have done it sooner. Next, I am going to try a combination of fruits. Ha ha
Prepare a light syrup, 2 cups sugar, 6 cups water, mix, you could make it sweeter, I choose the light syrup, bring to a boil! At the same time I am bringing the lids and caps to a boil, turn burner off.
stir to get air bubbles out, wipe rims, place lids and caps on,process in boiling water bath for 10 mins. time starts when the water starts back to boiling.
Does this mean, that my food preserving for 2015 has started? ~smile~Na, just a little side stepping here.~wink~ This time of the year I would rather be outside in my garden!
Thank you Dear Friends who visit and or comment; a heartfelt "Thank You"!
Written by Sue, Monday, April, 13, 2015 beautiful,sunny, warm, 80's
On the phone talking with my Mom, this morning, door bell rings, might not be unusual for you, but it is for me especially when our gate is locked. I glanced out the window and saw a young man in uniform. I greet him he explains his situation, he had to land his helicopter in the pasture. I asked how I might help, he wanted to know if they could land another helicopter and bring a jeep for repair work. I said for them to do whatever they needed to get it fixed, I also asked if I could take some photos!He invited me to go see the helicopter and take photos.
I found Rain inspecting the helicopter, and was so surprised because she is so skittish, she just took everything in stride.
This was such a thrill for me, I got to meet some wonderful young men, and to thank them for their service to our country, how my DH and I pray for all of our military men and women each day,they all were so thankful,polite and wanting to make sure they weren't doing any harm to the pasture.
I've never known Rain to be so nosy, (I guess she is like her owners,grin) she got even closer!
It took a couple of hours for the helicopter to be repaired and then....
Have you thanked or hugged a military person lately?
A personal note*
I have so much respect for our men and women and their families who sacrifice so much so that I can continue to enjoy the freedoms, that I now have. Sad to say that so much of our blessings and freedoms are leaving due to wrong decisions being made by our leaders. I urge everyone to please continue to pray for our nation, our military personal, and our leaders!!
This morning in my devotion, Isaiah 6~ I was reading of how Isaiah went to the temple when his friend King Uzziah had died, while there he saw the majestic glory of God manifested in a powerful way. He repented, his guilt was taken away, his sin atoned, and was given a new commission, He received a fresh vision.
Written by Sue, March 24, 2015 Partly sunny temps.60's
Hello dear friends,
Yes, I am a working girl for real, I am getting to use my CNA training, I work two 12 hr. shifts twice a week, at night, I must admit it is a real challenge staying up at night,~smile~. My whole body rhythm is out of sync, that's probably the reason I am writing this post so late tonight, or should I say morning.~grin~
There are only a few things in life that I hate, I don't even like the word hate, but Cancer and Alzheimer's are two things I literally detest. I have dealt with cancer through my Mother's illness, and am very happy to say she is doing so well, (no cancer found with the last surgery,)so much so that she has even gone back to working one day a week. To God be the glory!
The patient that I take care of is battling Alzheimer's, he is one of the sweetest persons I have ever met, a retired minister.I have learned so much lately about this terrible and dreaded disease, of how it affects not only the patient but the family as well, as many of you know, because you have walked this road yourself. When faced with situations in life, I am reminded of God's truth and faithful promises!
Deuteronomy 31:8~The Lord Himself goes before you, and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.
The most important thing is to be sure the patients physical needs are met, but a close second and third, is to try and make sure that they keep their "independence" and "dignity" as well! When I come to his home the first thing I ask him is "Did you miss me?' His reply always with a big grin is "Till I'm gone." another favorite time is when I put him to bed and I ask him, "are you ready for your goodnight prayers," he always prays the sweetest prayers, I tuck him in and he goes to sleep fairly quickly, but soon is up again!
It is hard for the family to see their loved one being boxed into a dark and lonely place, my heart really goes out to them,and as a caregiver I have become so attached to both the patient and family, trying to be there for them when the questions seem to roll, especially in the morning when they come over and I have to give an oral and written report of how his night was! it seems that Alzheimer's is so much more evident at night. I love the smiles when I am able to say "He had a good night."
So much has and is happening here at the farm, we are so busy getting things planted for our new season, and lots of new lambs this year too, hoping to share real soon, I truly have missed everyone and think of you so often. I wanted to have a pretty photo to share with this post, hope you enjoy! This rose is for you dear friends!
Written by Sue,Thursday Feb.12,2015 sunny, windy,temps. 50's a great day for a walk!
My Mother is recuperating at home, though the surgery was a little more detailed this time, she is doing well, this morning she is up and wanting to get back to her normal schedule, we are having a hard time getting her to rest, like I said that energy bunny has nothing on her.
A heartfelt "thank you" for your thoughts and prayers, she was so blessed when I told her my friends in blogland were praying., and even more thrilled when some said she looked like Debbie Reynolds, a favorite actress of hers! Tomorrow we go back to see the dr. for the results, asking for more prayers.
Can't wait to see how beautiful the blooms will be, we could not decide if they were tulips or lilies, either way they will be pretty and bring much joy to Mother! She is hiding her face because she said "I don't have my makeup on," and that is because the surgeon took a spot off her right cheek! I find her to be beautiful any way, because her beauty shines from within.
This blog is dedicated to my dear family who live many miles away, and to you dear ladies , who have a heart for keeping the home fires burning. You, who love and cherish your family, and have a desire to create a home that says "Welcome, you are loved and cared for."
My desire is that when you leave that you will be encouraged and know that you too are loved.