IF YOU APPRECIATE WHAT YOU HAVE YOU WILL NEVER WANT FOR MORE
Hello dear ones! I hope you are well. I thought it time for a little update however mundane it might be. The good news is that my favorite month of the whole year has finally shown it's face in our little valley. Here in Pennsylvania we are finally able to open our windows and doors to sunshine and pleasant days. No more heat and humidity. Goodby Rose of Sharon beauty, hello Burning Bush. I have been two weeks putting this post together so forgive me if it is a bit disjointed. I haven’t taken many photos either. But, here goes…
CATS, VLOGS, BOOKS, LIFE IN GENERAL
I am SO happy to be able to get outside once again. I am trying to get back into walking. I do miss the years of walking dogs. We are now down to one dog and she has severe arthritis in her hips. She sits at the bottom of our drive waiting for me to return from my walk. I lavish way too much attention on her and consequently she very definitely has ME trained! We have always had at least 2 rescue dogs and several adopted cats. Sadly, Roger and I are getting to old now to keep up with a house full of pets.
Nika, taken when she first arrived.
Speaking of pets…Nika, the rag doll cat in need of a home desperately, has taken up residence with us and seems to be adjusting well. My son said his father in law neglected her due to him living alone and the progression of his dementia. We could tell that she needed TLC.Her coat is very matted, she is so skinny but we love her dearly and Roger has been working on dematting her. She follows us everywhere. She’s an inside cat so we are constantly looking to see where she is before opening a door. For being 16 years old she can move very fast when she wants to. Zeppe was afraid of her but she loved him from get go so he has become less nervous. She has never been around other pets since she was a kitten but has no fear. She loves Lucybelle also, gives her kisses. When she sees them she heads for them and greets them, tail in the air. Such a love. She has certainly worked her magic on us and now we can’t imagine our family without her.
Since we last visited I have read many books. (That seems all I’m good for these days. I keep waiting for my energy to return. I start PT on my back on Monday.) I love reading series. I have been fixated on ROY LEWIS lately and also books by SHARI LAPENA. Very good reads. I have a subscription to KINDLE UNLIMITED on Amazon. I love it! And I continue to view half a dozen weekly vlogs on YouTube, mainly French Chateau life vlogs, and many crocheting and knitting vlogs. I had my eye injection yesterday and my follow up visit after blood work to my GP this afternoon. He recommended seeing my Orthopedic doctor for a knee injection. We completed a 1000 pc jigsaw puzzle and have started another. Our sofa has been picked up and will return to us in a few weeks looking brand new. The new upholstery fabric is called SEA BREEZE. Roger and I have eaten out lots, gone to Bible study on Wednesday mornings for retirees and Sunday church and out with friends for lunch afterwards. Daughter Judi and family visited and Son Mark stopped by. I can’t complain, my life is good and I am blessed abundantly.❤️
I’m so happy to have the probate business of the HOMESTEAD behind me now. A piece of land has been sold and much needed repairs have been made to the Homestead. I have decided not to return to Maine until SPRING. Judi and Erick will see to the closing of the house for the Winter. Phew! So, that’s the end of an era. Mom and Dad are both in heaven but life goes on here on Earth. I will always be thankful for those last years I spent with Mom.
Here at home-lots of work to be done. The grandsons worked over what used to be my strawberry patch and it’s looking good. There were only two strawberry plants found amongst the weeds. I had Roger cut down several Holly trees by the back patio. My aim is to find the house again! So much over growth of everything including ivy vines on the house. Roger is 75 years old and is slowing down. I wish he would hire help with the outside work but he refuses. I also hope that he will finally retire from working with my son. We shall see. 🙃
So, folks, I guess I have rambled enough. Until next time…
Take good care of yourselves,
Thanks for stopping by!
Susan and Roger,
Lucy, Zeppe and Nika