Tag: love

Happy Thanksgiving

Hello!  I want to take this time to wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving. My husband Greg and I are going to spend Thanksgiving with my sister Tracy and her boyfriend Josh.

This is the time of year when I often think of how thankful I am for different things in my life.

Greg and Tracy are the glue that holds me together. Greg is so very supportive of all that I attempt. Our 20 or so years together have seen more ups than downs. He is my everything.

Tracy is not only my sister, she is my very best friend in the world. I could not imagine my life without her. I am so very thankful that she lives close to me. I love our sister night. It is pure bliss to spend quality alone time with you. I also love our movie nights with Josh.

I am thankful for my knowledge of crochet, without which I would not be able to do my charity work.

I am thankful for my Mom. She is no longer with us and while we had our rough patches, she taught me so much and the older I get, the more I realize it.

I am thankful for all of you. Without you, I would not get that warm feeling in my heart to write for my blog.In the comments section, please tell me what you are thankful for.

 

A Letter To My Love

My dearest husband,

How could you know that so many years would go by and our love would still

be fresh and new like it was when we first met.

I knew from our very first walk that we would grow old Julie and Gregtogether               and look at us now, twenty-two years and counting.  Our love is still alive. I wish us many more happy years my love.IMG_20151029_135619

Only you can fill my heart with such joy.

Till the end of time,

Your loving wife.

Update On Afghans

I have gotten a tremendouMade-with-Loves amount of afghans done! Every time I look at the pile it pleases me.

 

The first thing is that I have been able to keep up with the crocheting. With several chronic illnesses it is hard to keep up with things. I have managed despite the pain in my hands by thinking of all the children that are going to benefit from this. The second thing is that while my Go Fund Me campaign is still going, I have had some private donations come in and I was able to order a few animals to get that started. While I have a long way to go, I am feeling confident that I will be able to get everything completed by the date I have set. I want to have everything done by November 1st.

I have some other news that is very exciting to me,

 

the head supervisor service coordinator is going to spotlight me and my work in their fall newsletter and it goes all over the country, not just here in North Carolina!  Anyway, enough about me.

How have the rest of you been doing?  What have you been up to?  I truly would like to know.  Do any of you have gardens? I miss gardening since I have moved to an urban setting.

It’s a beautiful day today. I hope it is just as beautiful where you are. Thanks for visiting my blog!

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Up Again

It’s 3:47 A.M. and I’ve been up for a while. It’s not unusual for me to be woken up by pain. It usually happens every night. I have to get up and take more pain medication. My legs are on fire. I have degenerative disc disease, fibromyalgia, gouty arthritis, osteoarthritis. I could go on and on, but I won’t.  I am not in the habit of complaining about my pain, it is what it is. I deal with it the best I can.

What I was going to tell you is that there are several ways that you can learn to live with chronic pain. For me, it was finding something to do that took my mind off of the pain, to at least lessen the pain so that I could function. Crochet was that something for me. It helps me to deal with the overwhelming pain that I feel. Sometimes my house smells of Icy Hot so much that it is overwhelming for a while.  I was lucky enough to find a pair of compression gloves that help my fingers and wrists. I am able to type better now and there is less pain.  I have my lift chair and my extra large heating pad hooked up and oh boy the relief that I get for a while feels so good. I meant to tell you that I now have 14 blankets made for my comfort bags. I’ll take a photo of them soon and post it. After I get done here, I will go to my chair and start on number 15. I bought 30 bags and if I can get 30 blankets done then that would be fantastic. I would like to get them done by November 1st if I can, so whatever the amount of blankets I can manage will have to do. All I need are the stuffed animals. I have a feeling that I need not worry. I will  manage to get what I need.

My medication is starting to work, so I think rather than crochet, I will go back to my bed and get some more sleep. It was nice talking to you all. I hope to see you soon.

 

Fried Green Tomatoes

Day 27

Fried Green Tomatoes

What is it about the taste

Of fried green tomatoes that

takes me back to my

Grandmas kitchen table?

Waiting there patiently for

Grandma to get done because

She won’t stop until the plate

Is piled high.

Finally she turns and puts

The plate on the table,

And we dig in.

That first taste that burns our

Tongues because we can’t wait

Is eye rolling good.

The only sound you hear

Is fork scraping the plate

And lips smacking with the

Sound of appreciation.

The pile has gone down

To only one or two left

On the plate,

And all is good because

Grandma smiles.

And that is all we need

We will remember the

Taste of Fried Green Tomatoes.