Archive for March 2019

Busy

Well, I brought home 13 bags of manure, mulch, and soil for the patio pots, a raised bed, and a path. I also sprayed for the brave green weeds that were on the fast track. Hopefully, I slowed them down. I moved pots around to different locations than last year. I may try to figure…

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Change

My feelings about being in my mother’s house changed this last trip. I don’t know if it is because the house is beginning to resemble the home I remember from my and my children’s childhood, inviting and pretty and not so cluttered, or if it’s because I have worked through all the emotions of grief.…

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Humanity

The progress was slow and my foot hurt. Can I whine a little more? Actually, I can point to several things that got accomplished on this latest trip to my mother’s home, 14 boxes of old paper records taken to the shredder, and some decisions about what to let the sale people handle. I’ve pretty…

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Shoeing

I’m headed over the hill again to work on Mom’s house. Sometimes it seems a never-ending task, but it will end. I just have to keep that in mind. I have company for the drive this time, which is infinitely better than going it alone. I need to frame it as a treasure hunt. Who…

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Happy St. Pat’s

Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Sadly, there is no sparkly green parade in our town this year. Though this picture from Penny’s portfolio was unfinished, it’s all there. One of my children’s in-laws has recently been moved to Hospice. My first thought was, ‘OMG, here we go again.’ It’s been six months since my mother, followed by…

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Blizzard Warning

Was it the change in weather, from warm and humid to cold and dry that brought on this dreadful cold I now have? Or possibly being inside a germ-tube airplane with hundreds of other people for several hours. I’ve made it through the entire winter without succumbing to sickness, but this got me, slammed me…

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Warmth

My trip to the warmth of Florida during a very cold spell in Colorado turned out to be exactly what a person hopes for when they fly off like a snowbird. Excellent timing. I couldn’t have planned it any better. Of course, the pile of mail, e-mails, and assorted tasks to get caught up tends…

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