Monday, January 30, 2017

A Little Bit of Everything on My Mind

This is going to be a week of thoughts and goings on. I really try not to wait a week to post, but this week just flew by and well... I just didn't stop to write anything.

The Everyday Life - I would say that "everyday life" kept me from checking in last week. The appointments for yourself and your mom and your husband. Things that eat away the moments in the day. I chose the fruit of the Spirit -JOY- to work on this year. I am determined to live with JOY each day. It is a daily decision when things start getting busy each day and you see the moments getting chipped away.
I actually think I did pretty good last week even though it was busy. I looked at the calendar and kept the mindset that every week is not like last.
I also reminded myself that I am so happy to be able to take care of those things and not be working at the same time.

Dogs - Y'all know my Springer, Lucy has been having seizures for sometime now. 95% of the time she is happy, energetic, and her usual stubborn self. She will be 12 in April and Springers generally live up to 15 years. My first one lived to be 15 and my second to 13 and a half. Lucy is health other than the seizures.
The baby has to take some seizure medicine and it makes her ravenous and THIRSTY. She would be fat if she weren't so energetic. Lately, I have had to add peeing to her list. The water drinking has increased and I feel awful sometimes removing the water bowl from her. We have had to add diapers to the list of issues. She will go two weeks and have no accidents and then bam she will have two days of leaking all day.
Dog lovers will understand why I put with it all. Others will think I am nuts.
They are my babies.

Gardening - The winter has been a mild one, thus making me want to go and plant lots of flowers. I am working on keeping my geraniums alive through all of this. Some are blooming and some are puny. I did purchase some geraniums this weekend. I will be babying these through any cold nights we have the remainder of the winter. I have my tulip and daffodil bulbs in the bottom of my refrigerator ready to go this spring. I don't dare plant them now with the warm winter we are having. I plan to put a bunch in the ground this year on my side yard. I am looking for that wow factor. Last year was the first year I had ever used tulips. I fell in love!

The Farm - We spent Saturday at the farm. We did a little prep on the garden for the spring garden. I dug up some stuff. Hubby has to till soon. I learned so much last year, so this year should be a little better. Potatoes have to be in the ground by Valentine's Day.
I also want to do this raised bed we have with some wildflowers or zinnias.
I am also needing to continue with my in the house ideas.

Salt Lamps - Salt lamps are simply amazing. I know some would think I am nuts, but they are wonderful for cutting down on dust. I have 4 of them. One in my bedroom, one in the living room, one in my sewing room, and my latest purchase in a hall closet.
You read it right. The hallway coming in from my garage is well traveled by humans and dogs. I have a louver door closet for storage in the hallway. I decided to try one in the closet to see if it would help there. I will keep you posted.
My daughter got one for her bedroom. She is now convinced as well.

My Children - Love them. They went to an Alan Jackson concert this weekend together. Lindsay had planned to go for Tyler's birthday. It would be his Christmas present. I could not possibly let them go without Paul Allen as he loves Alan Jackson. Lindsay ordered four together and Tyler and Paul Allen had to open them at the same time on Christmas. Paul Allen took the girlfriend who we are all loving. They had a blast together. Made this mama very happy.

Last but not least...I am going there. - I have tried to be mum about the goings on in the country, but this weekend got me. It wasn't even the topic that got me. It was pulling up Bloglovin on my phone after church and seeing a big ad for donating money to the ACLU. The day I give money to that organization y'all can know I have lost my mind.

I immediately went to my blog and took the Bloglovin button off of my blog and redid my BLOG LIST of favorite blogs. I had some on Bloglovin that weren't on the list on my blog. Either they didn't blog often LIKE ME or I just hadn't added them. Either way, I am OVER it being put in my face. I have tried to remain neutral and keep my mouth closed, but the other side just ain't having it, but I draw the line at requesting I send money to things that go way past my core beliefs.

With that, I will get busy planning a birthday party today and finding Joy. I wish that people could all get along, but we never have.

Joyfully living,


  1. Those tulips are beautiful!! So glad your kids made you happy, that is wonderful!! I look forward to seeing your continuing work at the farm house. And salt lamps...they are WONDERFUL! I am still spreading the word among my friends. Since I am oily they all think I am just an old hippie. Sorry your sweet doggie is having issues. Hope your Everyday Life is slower and easier this week.

    1. I love my salt lamps and my oils. I get the same have turned into a hippie.
      Lucy ate a corn cob last night, so I am hoping she passes it easily today. It was small and I got her before she ate all of it, but she is a mess and got some of it down. My everyday life could turn crazy if she doesn't pass it. Never a dull moment.


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