a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Saturday, February 27, 2016

This N That

fungi on a log

Here I share tiny pieces as we all do, glimpses into parts of our daily lives. This is not a reality show so you don't get the in your face daily living dramas, tragedies and triumphs...not all of them so I'm gonna hit some highlights.

Marcy, my oldest sister, has passed her tests and remains cancer free for another year.  The tests and checks are getting farther apart.  I do the driving.

Beverly, my second sister (yep, I'm the baby), is still operating The Shop, mostly by herself. I go up now and then to help.  Things are still moving out and moving on.

Hubby is holding steady on his heart health but I can tell some days are worse than others. We are relatively young, he 64 and I 61, but we seem to be going downhill.

Our outings are mostly grocery and doctor runs,

We have a boomerang child.

Andrew graduates this year.

We no longer have any livestock.  Down to one rooster...they were quite old.

Hubby has the garden plowed for spring planting.

We have a list of work that NEEDS to be done as long as all our arms put together.

Sadly the elders here all woven together would not make one healthy person but we keep on keeping on.

On the brighter side, we are still here, pecking away at daily living.  We have acreage to explore, fishing, hunting, fresh water, sunshine and rain.  We are blessed.

21 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, it is great to keep positive and look at the brighter side. You are blessed! Have a happy weekend!

The Furry Gnome said...

Yah, I can relTe to the going downhill part!

Sandra said...

thanks for the update and you forgot to add moving ROCKS around the pond to the list of LIFE... and watching the dogs play in the water, sunshine and rain.. hope you elders hold up and continue to be one person... our outings are grocery, doctor and the YMCA. very rarely go anywhere else.. don't forget to add few FUN things in the NEEDS list.

Farm Girl said...

I enjoy reading about your life. It is still very full. You always make the best of what you have been given Gail. I think that is what draws me to you, because you never give up. Have a lovely Saturday.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Our outings are the same except Mark still works. Not much longer though, I hope. I can't wait for retirement.

Sandy said...

Gail,

Yes, you are very blessed and a dear friend :-)
Congrats to Marcy on being cancer free!!!
I see plenty of family enjoyment, fishing, gardening, and creativity in your near future.

Debbie said...

hehehehe....boomerang children, not my favorites but it is so common right now. we got rid of ours, pretty easily...most friends ask us for advice ;)

that's a shame that you don't "feel" healthy......i am the opposite, i am not healthy but i think i am. i am so accepting of my limitations at 57!!!

Lowcarb team member said...

Gail - you are blessed and I love that you are positive too!

It was good to catch up on news that happens around you ... the trouble with having lists of 'things to be done' ... I find you perhaps do one or two - even three, and yet mysteriously more has appeared on the list of things that need to be done!
Oh well it keeps us busy.

I think the older we get, we must stay positive and as active as possible and you do that in droves ...so well done.

I do like the picture of the fungi as you started this post.

Good luck to Andrew in his graduation year and good luck and continued good health (or not too bad health) to you and yours ...

I'm sending you best wishes for a good weekend

All the best Jan

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

That is wonderful news about your sister, Marcy! So happy to hear that. Also, best of luck to Andrew with his graduation. I'm sure that will make him - and you! - very proud. And I do wish you and your hubby good health, so you can continue to enjoy everything you enjoy. I love your upbeat character. One day at a time...

Josie Two Shoes said...

I love this kind of update! All the important stuff that tells us a bit about how you're faring there. Yay for Marcy's great checkup! What does Andrew have planned for after he graduates? Will you once again become an empty-nester? I know exactly what you mean about feeling like you're going downhill, most days we feel the same way, and it came upon us so fast. But, like you there, we take it one day at a time and see what good we can make of it! Blessings to you as the Spring season approaches, may your garden grow and flourish!

gld said...

Thank you for sharing the broader details of your life.
It makes me 'know' you better and 'see' you in your daily life.

Thank God for your sister's good news.

My DH had a heart attack in 2004 and has never had a recurrence. We feel very lucky that his stents worked so well for him.

I won't discuss my current maladies.

We cannot escape the aging process........we can just be grateful for each day that we are up and about and taking care of business.

Country Gal said...

Awesome photo . I am glad to hear Marcy is still cancer free and hope your hubs keeps doing well , you are at the age where things will get done when they get done and that life now is to enjoy and take each day as it comes , oh WOW ! Andrew is graduating this year? my how time fly's . All you can do is just keep on keeping on . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

Arkansas Patti said...

Big time congrats to Marcy. I know how those regular check ups can wear on you. That her check ups are getting farther apart is wonderful. I have finally made it to them being a year apart now.
After a certain age, we do become fixer uppers but the good thing is that usually we still can be patched and put back on the road.

LindaG said...

Amen, Gail. Amen.

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Ah, Gail. Thank you for this post, even though I am blessed to be your friend. You are indeed blessed, but you are a blessing to all who know you, too.
I suspect you and Tractor Man will always share your home with strays, both human and critters. Bless your hearts.
I have pondered a post like this. Now I feel it is okay to do it. Thanks.
Email coming...hugs...

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Ah, Gail. Thank you for this post, even though I am blessed to be your friend. You are indeed blessed, but you are a blessing to all who know you, too.
I suspect you and Tractor Man will always share your home with strays, both human and critters. Bless your hearts.
I have pondered a post like this. Now I feel it is okay to do it. Thanks.
Email coming...hugs...

Karen S. said...

Ah yes, life is wonderful isn't it! Every once in a while we need blue days just so the happy days are even brighter. But the best part is sharing it with others!

carolina nana said...

YEA for Marcy's test
here's to "keeping on plugging along "
Blessings to you and yours
marilyn

Lynne said...

Nice post Gail . . .
I liked the updates and the good/great/ok news . .
Big plans for that soon to be graduate???
"Keep on keeping on" seems to apply to me too . .
61 . . . you're a young one!

Susan Anderson said...

You guys are the salt of the earth, and I admire you all. Glad your sister is cancer-free, and I hope your hubby's heart hums its way to an old age.

As for you, take it easy now and then, okay?

=)

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

P.S. How is Rooster Cogburn??

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