Saturday, April 30, 2011


My recovery from brain surgery is going smoothly. As well as it an go after brain surgery I guess. I have noticed that besides feeling what I like to call "woozy" (yep me and my medical jargon!) and getting very tired very quickly I have started to swell dependently. Basically my ankles are swollen in the evenings.

Pictured is my back yard. The cherry trees from a few weeks ago welcomed me home with a wonderful aroma. I recently have discovered apple, pear, dogwood and red bud trees. The house is surrounded in lilies irises, bleeding hearts, Lilly of the valley and rose bushes. Two of which I added, but three are very mature, a bit overgrown and needed pruned badly, but healthy. I can't wait to see what colors they are! As well as the peony bushes. There are tons so I hope the colors are varied. I even found snowball bushes, lilacs and forsythia.

So all in all, a beautiful place to recover! Full of color and scent! I am having trouble with handwriting still, feeling weak and needing the hand rail to get up the few stairs. I get stronger daily and feel truly blessed to be alive and whole!

I am grateful and patient and loving that my surgery is over and my life just re-beginning!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

I have a headache...

I saw this pic on a what's wrong with this image page. I just loved it! It shows exactly how I feel today! Or maybe as close as it can get.

Today I am having brain surgery. So I will be feeling like a log drove plowed through my head for awhile. So I may not be actively blogging for awhile. (To say the least)

So hang in there with me, and I'll start up again as soon as the wood chipper gets here!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

New Home

What makes a house a home? For me it's having my family with me and being surrounded by the things I love most. Which if you know me, means lots of pictures and trees!

For the kids it was about the same definition, but each might have left his or her sister or brother with Granny! Benjamin wanted to bring Granny with him. ;)

He was very adamant about including Granny until he figured out he was getting a new toy chest from Grammy Bonnie to go in his new room. Once he discovered he was bringing his car bed and toys along, he was much more excited about the "new walls and new room".

Abbie has never been a complainer. She was content with her "mu-vees" and blankie. She cuddled up to Dad and shadowed her big brother from the first night. I think she loves her new toy for her 'new room' but we probably would never know if she didn't.

Our tiny furball has be de-fuzzed and de-pestified. She is looking abit more like a drowned rat unfortunately, but you can't go rutting around in a dead thing and not expect a bath and some serious disinfecting! I mean Gross!

Of course Baby Doll and Kitty had to be here with the kids or they wouldn't be home either. And without a garage and space for the big boy toys, I doubt Daddy would feel at home anywhere. ;)

So in our case our new house is already our home. We still need to get a few piece of essential furniture, but it's home just the same.

Monday, April 4, 2011

TV as a babysitter?

OK, not what you though I'd blog about... But I do believe that TV cannot replace parenting, and should never be used as a babysitter.

With that said, I just can't help to think that it is very useful in lolling some children to sleep. Case in point, this little guy! :)

My kids love watching toons in the morning as they wake up, and toons in their rooms when they are winding down. I try to keep it limited, but on rainy days, who doesn't love to snuggle up to the TV with a good show?

Friday, April 1, 2011

No more snack food?

Do you ever feel like your kids have you right where they want you? I know there are days when I feel like the kids get the better of me right from the start!

But when I feel like they are pushing every button I have and my temper is about to flare, I try to remember that it's all perception. Sometimes stepping back and looking from a different angle is all it takes to turn a head banging moment to a laugh. Or at the very least, a sigh.

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