Sunday, May 31, 2009

Summer, at Last

My plants are doing great. I get a hanging plant every year from my secret pal, and this one is one of the prettiest I have gotten.

My potted plants are beginning to take off and I need to get some new pictures of them, only have ones when I planted them.

We put a tomatoe plant in a 5 gallon bucket, and it is really getting on now. This picture here I have of it is not too clear, will need to catch up on it too. It was doing so well, that today Jim went and got another and fixed it. I love tomatoes, so I am hoping to have lots this summer.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Having a Bad Hair Day

Besides feeling crappy for over a week, every day has been a bad hair day. Today I took charge and called for an appointment. Could not get in til June 2....but with a date set I can deal with it.

Tonight my joints feel like they are on the mend. The meds I am taking for the Leukemia are beginning to bring my "white fighters" count up slowly, which was the plan. So maybe I am heading into a better weekend than the last one.


Saturday, May 16, 2009

How Easily We Forget....

My Rheumatoid Arthritis has been under control for 4 or five years. I had fogotten how painful it was to have it jump from joint to joint swelling. When the doctors were beginning to try to find out how come my "white fighters" were not developing, first thing they took me off of was the RA meds.

When that did not bring it back up, I was not put back on it. The tests found I have this rare Leukemia ( LGL). Some of the meds I take for it will help with the RA. I was a little leary at first....waiting to have an attack, the I forgot about it.

Well this week, I had an arm bothering me, but did not think it was that. Doc gave me some pain pills and I expected it to pass. The next day my right wrist and hand began showing off, and it did not take me but a few minutes to get my memory back of that horrible pain those joint can give you.

I was back on the phone today for more than pain pills. Got some prednisone that can work miracles in a short time.

Everyone that has RA does not get the Leukemia, but most that have the type of Leukemia I have also have RA.


Monday, May 11, 2009

Real Spring Comes So Slow

Spring, Almost

The sunshine gleams so bright and warm,
The sky is blue and clear.
I run outdoors without a coat,
And spring is almost here.
Then before I know it,

Small clouds have blown together,
Till the sun just can't get through them,
And again, it's mitten weather.

Author unknown

This poem reminds me of the past few weeks. I put on short sleeves as it is warm. But grab a light jacket "in case". Over the course of the day, the jacket is off and on many times.


In a couple more weeks, I will have my flowers potted and arranged, and the magic of the sunshine will keep them growing and me warm.


Tuesday, May 5, 2009

City Wide Garage Sale


This Sat is the City Wide Garage Sale and we are having one this year. We do not get in it every year, but my daughter, granddaughter and husband have accumulated lot of "stuff", and it is time to get rid of it.

I do not seem to have much to put in one at this time. I have been getting rid of a lot of stuff on Ebay.

Usually when we have a sale Jim drags all the tables out and arranges them, and both of us price. This year I have got a pass. The girls have marked their stuff and Jim has marked his. The girls will be here to work it, so I can just pop in and out and mingle.

Sounds like it will be a good day....well until the money is divided and I do not have any. Maybe I can get Jim to share some of his.

Friday, May 1, 2009


Maypole dance:On the first day of May, English villagers woke up at daybreak to roam the countryside gathering blossoming flowers and branches. A towering maypole was set up on the village green. This pole, usually made of the trunk of a tall birch tree, was decorated with bright field flowers. The villagers then danced and sang around the maypole, accompanied by a piper.

I do not remember ever doing a May Pole, but we did May Baskets. You made a basket out of construction paper,picked flowers, or made them, and left them on someone's porch.

I am afraid if I had a May Pole tomorrow it would rain on it.