Wednesday, September 2, 2015

All Kinds of Pictures

Blogger Friends, your heart felt support, and prayers have helped us get through this difficult time of losing a loved one.  Thank you all for being there for our family.  


This is a 2012 movie trailer clip by IMAX, taken from You Tube.  I wanted to share this video clip with you about the Monarch Butterfly.  These butterflies are truly angelic, have you had a Monarch Butterfly that won’t leave you alone?  Since the passing of our loved ones we’ve had numerous butterflies flying around us while outside.

This video brings back memories of a camping trip several years back.  Bulldog Man and I went on a hunt for a nice place to pitch a tent.  We came across this beautiful park just west of where we live.  As Bulldog Man and I walked down the trail to the camping site, there was this tree, it looked like it was animated…….when in actuality it was just loaded from the base to the top with Monarch Butterflies flapping their wings just like in this video.   Just a small glimpse of God’s creation Mother Nature, enjoy.

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I would like to welcome new Blogger friends to my blog.  It’s a true pleasure having you follow my blog, please sit back and enjoy the ride. 
Art Work From Pixaby
Garden Updates in Pictures:

Cukes, Tomatoes, and Jalapenos Harvest

Squash?  Or Squash and Zucchini Harvest?

Squash Harvest
Squash Plants Just Taking Off, They're Just About My Height
Squash Plants With All Kinds Of Blossoms
Zucchini?


Oregano, Growing Like Crazy

Fall Potatoes Growing Nicely

Tomatillo's Growing Like Crazy
Replant of Beans For Fall Garden, Growing Nicely


Beans Waiting Patiently For Dad To Get Out Of Work.

 Here are a few pictures from our ride to and from Texas this last trip.




 

The Deer Were All Over This Neighborhood.  We Took It As A Short Cut To Our Parents Home




Drive Home, Fire On The Dry Grass Along The Highway


 Here are a few pictures of the baby hummingbirds visiting our feeders:












These hummingbirds appear to be from the same family.  There are approximately 5 birds, and their colors vary.  We’ve seen gray, black, and green birds with red and white throats.  

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Over the next couple of months my access to the computer will be limited while I take care of business dealing with the estate in Texas. Thank goodness for adult children, they’ve been helping with the homestead while I take care of business down south.  Please be patient with me while I get through this part of life.   

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Good Bye

Dear Blogger Friends,
Thank you all for prayers, and kind thoughts.  Losing a loved one is never easy; but, we all know it’s part of the cycle of life.  My sister, Bulldog Man, and I honored Mom’s wishes to be buried with no viewing, or funeral services with extended family members coming from all over the place.  Mom was laid to rest in a private graveside burial service next to our Dad at the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery. 





FYI, when the Hearse arrived at the cemetery, a Monarch butterfly flew between the Hearse and our truck, while we waited for our escort to the grave site.  In a previous post, I talked about Monarch butterflies, and the messages they deliver.  This butterfly flew toward our truck, and then the Hearse, as if it were relaying a message of love and comfort.




We love you Mom, miss you always.





Butterfly pic from Wikipedia

Sunday, August 9, 2015

A Death In My Family

I’m sorry for not posting or responding to your blogs. My husband flew out of town for work to Washington State on Monday, and Tuesday night my Mom was rushed to the hospital by ambulance.  I won’t go into detail about what happened at the hospital; in the end, Mom passed away on Wednesday at 12:07 AM. 

Many of you may not know what I’ve been dealing with for the last two years regarding my Mom.  I’ve been driving to Texas whenever possible to help my sister take care of our Mom, since the passing of Dad. 

Since the passing of my Dad, Mom hasn’t been well.  One week after Dad’s passing; Mom went into the hospital and had major surgery.  Preparing for this surgery, Mom was required to stop taking her blood thinner medication.  Note, the blood thinner medication was to help prevent her from having a stroke.  After the surgery, while recovering at home, Mom suffered a major stroke or several mini strokes (doctors were unable to determine).  There were no visible signs on Mom’s body of having a stroke (like her smile drooping on one side, no use of hand or leg).  The only symptoms Mom suffered from was a brain bleed/damage causing dementia/Alzheimer, on top of being a full fledged diabetic.

Over the last 10 years, Mom refused to keep her diabetes under control, causing other medical issues.

Please let this be known, if you’re a diabetic and don’t keep your diabetes under control, you will eventually suffer, and so will your family.

 Life is simple, and you can continue to smell the roses, and enjoy it, that is, if you take care of what you really need to take care of……….YOURSELF!!!!  Listen to what your body is telling you. In the end, all you truly have is your health.

Friends, I will be back as soon as I can, to welcome new blogger friends, to create posts, and to comment on your blogs.  

Blessings to you all,

Your Friend,
Sandy