Sunday, October 13, 2019

A PRAYER REQUEST FOR A BLOGGER'S HUSBAND

Good morning!
A while back an old
blogging friend, Carol,
wrote to me and asked
me to do a prayer post 
for her husband.
I put it in a draft to post
on a Sunday and,
I am sorry to say,
forgot to ever post it.

So, today I am reaching out
to ask you to pray for 
Sid, Carol's husband.
Here is what she wrote:

Carol Henstra sparkle7@hotmail.ca
My husband  Sid had a severe stroke. Going on three weeks ago.  His left arm, hand and leg are not working. In order to walk. He has to sit first then walk.  His talking has improved with speech therapy. They have to put  him with a machine  called a lift to get him in this wheelchair.
He also had  a blockage  in his abdomen. Causing him  to have a suction to drain his bile. He is not doing well.

This just came from Carol at 11:30 this morning-

Carol Henstra

11:24 AM (3 minutes ago)
to me


Thank you for posting this of Sid. Update
Sid is in hospital but they had to move him into a room with another patient. He had his operation. Last week. It was for a enlarged prostate gland. He still has to have the catherda  inserted as they are flushing out the urine to make it clear. They do not want to insert and take out until the urine is all purified. Then we pray he will be able to do it all on his own. Without the Catherdar.

 He is eating well. He still is a little confused. Which is still from the stroke. Yet he likes the room mate. He Peter is his name. And he watches out for Sid. He speaks well of my husband as a happy humours likeable guy. The nurses care for him as best they can considering the shortage of nurses.

So in order to be moved to any Long Term Place. One can wait for 3 to 8 years in the hospitial. Family is supportive you bet.  My one son and daughter and there wife and husband, Grandkids. Plus friends.  As a family we have to put down about 8 places of our choice for Sid to go to a Long term Home.  When a bed comes along. Out of our list. If a bed is available. Then he will go. 

Sid is getting rehab. It is slow. Of having the paralysis  in his hand, arm  and in his area of sitting. He has to have the lift to get him in the  wheelchair and back in bed.   Will he sit and walk. Only the Lord will know.  For him to walk again like this with me. Us walking down the street in Toronto. To Famous Aquarium. Would be a prayer answered.

Of course this is a huge shock for me and family.  I try to see him as much as I can in week and weekends. I am living at my daughters. So praying that when he moves it can be close to my daughters or my sons who lives another 45 minutes extra  to get a home there.
Sid and I  married 58 years this past Sept 16th. To be separate is breaking my heart.  Thank you for your prayers. God bless Diana  for posting this. I will keep you posted through Diane.
Carol is no longer blogging.


Please pray for both of them.
If you are not one that prays,
please wing healing thoughts
and well wishes their way.

Thanks so much-
Next up this week- 
Halloween Pick Your Favorite!




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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

A LITTLE TEASE OF FALL AT MY PLACE

I crammed about 20 hours of work
into 11 hours yesterday-
some at the office and
then came home and did
office work for our household.
sigh-
My mother always said 
"No rest for the wicked".
I think I resemble that remark!

Anyway-That means I did NOT 
get a chance to
prepare for a long post today.
.
So- I am giving you just a 
TEASER.
I will have a whole
FALL POST 
soon!
I hope...I hope...I hope....

Oh-I do have one other little thing
to show you.
I bought a tomato plant from the 
nursery this Spring.
I think it is called a Big Boy.
It looked like this when I bought it.
This is what they promised.
This is what I dreamed about.
I babied that little sucker along 
and moved it here so it would
be protected.

Here is what MY PLANT looks like.
AND
to add insult to injury
THIS IS WHAT THE ONLY TOMATO
I GOT
LOOKS LIKE!
SweetCheeks:  I don't think you better EAT that tomato, Nana.
There's something 
REALLY WRONG with it.
Me:  Yes-I can see that.
SC: It looks like a BUTT tomato!
Me: uh-huh--thanks for noticing.

SC:  Did you plant pumpkins, too?
Me: Sure did!

This is what my pumpkins look like.
If you're looking for a part time gardener
I come cheap!

I hope you are having a 
GREAT OCTOBER 
so far---and that your 
'garden produce' is better than my own.
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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

FALLING INTO OCTOBER---AND A GLOWING BURLAP TREE

Well, here I am again with things
that I cut out of magazines
over the years.
My own personal Pinterest!

I have NO idea what the source 
these outside ideas came from
so I can't reference them.

I LOVE this.
Here's the funny thing- 
I hung a lit pumpkin like this from a
 Shepherd's Hook
in our backyard.
I thought I was SO CLEVER.
Well, that cleverness must have come by osmosis
because I found that in my 
Book Of Ideas
two weeks after the "hanging"!
 At night it's very eerie because
the wind moves it and it looks
like it is floating.
Scared the beans out of someone I know.

I think the urn under it is just gorgeous!
 I need to put something like that together.
The green urn looks great for the base, doesn't it?

Crazy about this idea for a birdbath!
I can't tell you how many ideas I have copied
over the years.
Are there really ANY new ideas?
Or am I the only copy cat out there?
You know I  just sit around 
and eat Twinkies and wait
for others to come up with ideas
for me to steal use, right?

I never see burlap on blogs anymore.
I think maybe its time has passed.
However-look at this!

How about some glowing 
BURLAP LIGHTS
for your porch?

This says to use a topiary frame but I think 
it would work with a
tomato cage tied together at the top.
I'm not sure what the little "balls"
are but they look like burdock(?)
to me.  
It doesn't say what they are.
Here's the directions.
 Speaking of glowing.....
How about getting a little glow on 
INSIDE the house?
Oh- Wait-That looks like soda pop
to me!
Hmmmmmmmm-
Maybe you'd care for some of this instead?

Just make sure you don't 
drink too much
because you don't want 
to end up looking like
WC Fields
As for me?
I'll be warming up with a
sugarless Pumpkin Spice Latte.
Courtesy of Starbucks-
Thank you very much!!!!

Have a wonderful week!
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Saturday, September 21, 2019

AT THE BEACH IN THE UP OF MI

Well, if you came here
looking for me in a
bathing suit
you can leave
NOW!
Ain't gonna happen, honey!

We are here again visiting
in
Houghton, MI.

This is such a beautiful place.
MyHero relaxes for a few
mintues before opening a book.

What are you taking pictures of ?
he wants to know.
Nuthin'.
You better NOT be taking pictures
of the back of my head again.
I'm not-
It's your whole upper body!
There are miles of sandy/rocky beach.
The views across to the peninsula
are incredible.
We walk a bit.
I am enjoying the breeze
and the sun
and the atmosphere.
Look at all these cute little
birds
perched on that log.
Ha!  Fooled you-
Those are KNOBS..
(which is also what my son
called uncouth people
but we won't talk about
that here).
OH MY...
More driftwood!!
AND MORE DRIFTWOOD!
OH- Can we take some home with us? 
I askever-so-sweetly.
Seriously?
Yes! Seriously!
Are you NUTS?

(Well, I have been called
that a couple of times but
not in reference to driftwood)

NO!  This is a STATE PARK!
You can't remove
ANYTHING
from a state park..

Hmmpfff..mutter...mutter...mutter..
Like they're gonna
miss one old piece of wood on
the beach.

Yeah- I get it-Y'all don't
need to send me snide remarks
about leaving it there for
everyone to enjoy!

Look here, says MyHero!
What?

Seriously...
MORE ROCKS?
he has a rock 'collection'


Well, this one has copper in it.

Yeah?
Well, when you collect enough
to melt down and make me
a copper pot
let me know.

For some reason
I always think I am way
funnier
than HE thinks I am!

Now he's gonna ignore me
for being a smart mouth.

Sigh...
Well, Thank the
good Lord that I had the
sense to bring along
my
very.best.friend.
Nothing like a cup of hot
Starbucks coffee
on the beach...

Well, except for making out
and we didn't want to make
people talk like
"didja see those old people"?
Yeah...and then there's that!

Happy weekend to all of you!
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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

PICK YOUR FAVORITE FALL WREATH RESULTS

Good Morning!
While this was a fun 
LITTLE TWIST
on the
PICK YOUR FAVORITE GAME,
it did not give me nearly enough
ammunition to make fun of y'all.

Needless to say,
that is what is the
MOST FUN for me!

Anyway, Here were your choices!

#1 Autumn Mix
Sandi (
thought the Walmart guy was a woman with low boobs),Vee (wants the plaid ribbon from #2 moved to #1-of course she does- I have dealt with her before)
Julie,, Jeanie (thought there were all a bit too much), Kim, Sheri, Nancy, Adam(thanks for playing), Nonie,  Pam S, Jan (wanted 3 of them---greedy, greedy, greedy),
Barbara, Debby Ray, LV, 
Anonymous(who are you and are you armed?), Jo,
Shelia (also wants #4) and Louise (the card lady),

#2 HARVEST WREATH
Sandra (has never hung a wreath on her door before-wants me to do a PICK YOUR TRUCK post),
Sugar, Dawn, Saimi, Betsy(Estelle), Liberty Belle, Rain, Pam (also wants #7), Penny,
Buttercup & Sue & Sue2 lol

#3 RINGTAIL WOODS
Cindy(Cloches & Lavender), Akasha, Ellie, Lisa K & Carol

#4 RUSTIC ELEGANCE
Jenn, Susie. Doris, Debbie, Jan, Kathy, 
Arlene, Laura, Jan, Ann, Mevely, Happy One, Jan(LowCarb), Liz,
Cindy(Creations), Marilyn, Melanie & Sweet Rebecca (who has returned to blogging)!
Dear Gert- a little late-but here!

#5 FALL FEATHERS
Rose, (adding some leaves for color), Liz-(it's her 'back-up'wreath in case the other one falls off her door?), Gayla, Sally, Diane & Carla from The River

#6-STRAWFLOWERS
Kim, Theresa, Denise, Phyllis, Carole, Terry

#7 ABUNDANT HARVEST
Katie, MA, Lisa, Jack&Sherry, bobbie, 
Pam(also wants #2),
Fran, Lorrie, Missy, Kris, Rick, 
Linda(Bits&Pieces), 
Jo(Brit in TN) & Jenny

IF I MISSED ANYONE- I APOLOGIZE
PLEASE LET ME KNOW!

As always-
THANKS FOR PLAYING ALONG!
This is fun for me and next time
I do a 
PICK YOUR FAVORITE
it will be for 
HALLOWEEN TABLES!

It will be SPOOKTACULAR.
However,
I will be blogging before that, too!
Have a wonderful day-
We are flooded with rain here
and lots more rain on the way.
There goes MY hair---
as if it didn't look bad enough already!
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