Saturday, April 30, 2016


Everyday I try to take a little walk,
it's mostly just around the property.
If I was at home in Johnson City I would  take
my coffee outside and see what has sprung up during
the night.  Here I content myself with the wild things
that are blooming.

If you look closely, you might see some
extraordinary things.
I don't know what this is, but it is beautiful.
Some kind of brier.

We are lucky enough to have lots of open space
around us.  Pastures on both sides of the house
and a small wooden area in the back.

I know I should but I haven't taken the time
to find out what everything is,
for now I am just enjoying its beauty.

Yesterday on my walk I decided to pick a few things.

Some didn't even make it into the house
before it went limp.

Others did.

Enjoying the life I'm given.

Thursday, April 28, 2016


 Today I planted marigolds.

 Marigolds are said to be a perfect companion
in the vegetable garden, they keep away pest
both above and below ground.

 Not to mention the pop of color
is heavenly.

Many people are turned off to the smell,
but it really doesn't bother me.
I guess their scent is what helps them do their job.

All my pictures were pulled off Bing.
I'm sure when mind start to bloom they won't
look anything like these lush beauties.
A girl can dream.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016


Mom and I were out early this morning.
She had a doctor appointment with a neurologist.
It has been almost two years since her last evaluation
so her medical doctor made the referral.

He simply talked to her, ask some question,
and checked out her motor skills.
He and I talked about her current meds, some
behaviors I've observed, and what she can and can't remember.

He ordered an MRI and some bloodwork.
We have a follow-up appointment next month
which should tell us more.

Mom did not know:
What month this was
What season we were in
Who was president
What was her favorite TV show

Monday, April 25, 2016


We've had a couple of delightful days.

The weather could not have been better.
Sun shiney with at bit of a breeze.

Mom and I have taken to sitting outside on
our front porch in the mornings
after coffee and breakfast.

I found this wonderful wind chime
in the hall closet, still in the box.
Another "go figure" moment.
I got that bad boy out and hung it

 Now the whole house is filled with music.
I've been opening the windows whenever I can.
Fresh air is a must when you are living with the elderly.
For some crazy reason the folks never
opened the windows
"go figure".

 Today Dad picked up our tomato and pepper
plants for our garden.
  We will be adding them to our already
full garden.  We've planted
squash, zucchini, lettuce, radishes and beans
so far and hope to add some herbs and flowers.

Last week we got the Martin boxes raised
and have been watching for the birds
to return.  We've seen six or seven, but I hope
for my Dad's sake, we see many more
come home to nest.

 This family is a bird loving family.
We have several bird feeders, as well as
quite a collection of bird houses.

 Seven or eight Blue Bird boxes
line our yard.
Needless to say we spend lots of time
watching the birds.

Until next time.
Happy Spring Days
to you.

Friday, April 22, 2016


I am celebrating Earth Day
by celebrating my little piece of it.

My Dad and I, with the help of my
sister's persuasion,
have decided to take a little piece
of our backyard and make a
kitchen garden.

We enlisted our next door neighbor to
turn our little plot with his tractor.

Then my Dad and I went to work.
We've been working on it now going on
two weeks.  Using hoes, picks, pitch forks
and such to break up the large chunks
and remove the grass.

My 90 year old Dad then
used his 50 year old hand tractor
to break it up even further.
There is no stopping this man
when he sets his mind to something.

The seed has been purchased
and we are ready
to plant.
Wish us luck!

Thursday, April 21, 2016


Take a look at this great video
of my new
home town.
Thanks to Angie Beyer who allowed me to 
share this video by Vince Beyer of
Fayetteville New Technology. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Monday, April 18, 2016


All dressed up and ready to go.
We had a bone density test this morning
so we were up and out early.

While out we thought we would
kill two birds with one stone.
We stopped by Walmart
for a quick hair cut.

"I feel lighter already"
she says on the way out.


My sister Susan.
She can do anything.
Cook, sew, knit, design,
and the list goes on.

I know you've seen these two rocking chairs.
I call them our bird watching chairs.
Every morning this is where my parents
have their coffee and look out
over our back yard
and the bird feeder.

This ugly green cushion
has been on this chair for more than
25 years.  It wasn't always ugly, well
maybe it was, but I'm sure it was great in the 70s.
Needless to say, it needed a refresh,

as did it's companion.

My sis came through for me.
She took some measurements
when she was here Easter,
look what she's done.

I couldn't be more pleased.

You could even say
I'm tickled

Sunday, April 17, 2016


This past week was all about family time.
My younger brother, Rick was in from Germany.
He was attending a class at Redstone Arsenal
during the day and came out to spend time with
us every evening.  My sister, Susan drove down
Wednesday to spend some time with us as well.

Friday everyone was together.
My older brother, Bill and his wife Pat
drove up from Trinity Alabama.

We took the opportunity to eat birthday cake
once again and celebrated Dad's 90th.

We even had the dogs up to celebrate.
this is Roxie.

Had to get some family pictures,
we always like to compare
then and now.

Saturday, April 16, 2016


We've had a really good week
and I want to tell you all about it, 
but for now I just wanted to
get this great picture of my
Mom and Dad
up so you could see who the were
"back in the day".

Wednesday, April 13, 2016


I've stared at the two empty urns long enough.
The two concrete planters have remained
empty since I tossed out the
faded silk ferns.

Today I have had enough.
I've been telling myself that it's just too early
to think about color yet.

This morning while doing my weekly shopping
I came across these pretty
yellow and purple
The tag said "Robust and Reliable.
That's all I needed.

Funny how the smallest thing
can just make your day!