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Friday, October 21, 2011

Old Friday...

Today, I feel old.  Don't know if it's the throbbing vacancy in my mouth where a tooth once lived or if it's because Hubby needs a pacemaker, or if it's because yesterday at work was...we'll just say, a rather busy day.

To celebrate feeling old, I show you the old chicken house.  Two sides are rocked and the inside now shelters old bicycles and bottles. The rabbits hutches in front are melting with time.  The tornado of a few years ago missed it while clearing out all the big timber behind.
Maybe I feel old today because it was Mom's birthday yesterday and I still miss her or maybe it's because I am tired and not ready for winter.  What ever the reason, I show you the old hog house where Mom and Dad used to raise pigs for market, fenced on the hillside with their own pond.  The house is used only as a hunting blind now and it is only grazed when I turn the horses loose to roam.
I feel old today because I can't seem to get things finished anymore.  The house needs cleaning and I show you what it looks like from a distance.  A fine old rock house where Mom and Dad used to live...and then I miss Mom again...maybe that is why I feel old today.

18 comments:

Jules said...

Sorry about the tooth and so understand missing loved gone on. I think winter does that to us.

Sending a big hug your way and a weekend of rest. :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Buttons said...

Oh sorry about the tooth and hubby's pacemaker that really sucks.
It is so nice that you are surrounded by wonderful memories of your Mom I know that is very special even if it makes you sad sometimes. Take care and have a nice weekend. I know how you feel about your Mom but it is my Dad I spent the day with my Mom yesterday and I realized as I was sitting watching her, it is only a matter of time. Life is hard sometimes isn't it. Hugs. B

Pat said...

Sending warm thoughts your way. I know what it's like to miss your parents - both mine are gone - and I envy that you live in their old home. At least you have those memories....hold them tight. My mom has been gone almost 12 years and I still miss her so much.

As far as your husband getting a pacemaker - this is a good thing. At least it will keep his heartbeat regular. I will pray for him.


I know winter is just peeking around the corner. It got to 35 last night and my bones were aching! Time to move to warmer weather, a.k.a. AZ where it is in the 80's and SUNNY!

ellen abbott said...

I was oh so ready for summer to be over but I'm not ready for winter either.

Jeannelle said...

I think you engaged in the best Rx for feeling old....get outdoors and take a walk if you're able.

Nora said...

I feel lots of sympathy for you. It's tough not being someone's child anymore, but always being the grown up. Sometimes I want my Mom around too, just to get some unconditional loving. We have to nurture ourselves now. You'll have to nurture Hubby with his new pacemaker. Good luck with that...

LindaG said...

*hugs* ♥

Country Gal said...

I to know what its like to miss parents both mine are gone to but never forgotten. Sometimes we feel this way cause our bodies are telling us to slow down life is to short to dash around and worry about it all. Hubs needs a pacemaker and your mouth hurts yeah that sucks, things will work out for ya all I know it ! Take it easy my friend !

Sue said...

You and I seem to have woken up in similar states of mind today.

You've had a lot going on lately, and it makes a lot of sense that you are missing your mom. Who wouldn't be?

=)

PS. I did love seeing pics of the places where such good memories were made. Continuity is a lovely and comforting thing.

Eva Ason said...

Good evening Gail, I'm so sorry to hear about your tooth and that your hubby needs a pacemaker. We will always miss our loved ones that has passed away. But in a way they're always close in our thoughts and in our hearts. Have a nice weekend! Warm hugs x

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Oh, Gail -- some days are just like that and it's okay. I've been having a funky week for some reason. Hoping to snap out of it this weekend.

Big hugs to you.

Vickie said...

Hi Gail, sorry you're feeling blue today... I guess we all have those days. But "this, too, shall pass" as my dear departed FIL used to tell me. We miss him so much. I can't imagine how it's going to hurt when my own parents are gone. I'm saying a prayer for you today that tomorrow you will be more chipper. And that the Lord will provide for a pacemaker for your husband. :-)

TechnoBabe said...

Missing your mom takes your mind off work. Sorry about the pacemaker, when will he be getting that? I like seeing more of your property. Lovely. And you are carrying on with a family lifestyle.

Journaling Woman said...

Been there with the tooth. I'm hoping by now you're feeling better.

Sorry about missing your mom! It's a wonderful testament to her that you miss her.

EmptyNester said...

One of your most poignant post to date. So beautifully written. So easily understood.

Dreaming said...

Me too.... on the tooth and missing mom.
I hope you have a better day tomorrow. I hope you find something that brings some happiness into your day; a flower, a bug, the call of a bird.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Can I just say Amen. And that I miss my mother so much that I could cry if you say hello to me. Why is it that some days are so hard about that? How old do we have to be to stop missing them? blessings, marlene

Far Side of Fifty said...

So sorry you were feeling blue..hope your hubby gets that pacemaker..it should make him feel much better...most likely like a new man...better look out:)

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