Hello Friends ~ It's been gray for a couple of days, some rain, chilly and windy. The cooler temps are really nice. I hope you all are enjoying the start of the new year.
I came across the you-tube-video below a little while ago. A real treat to watch. May it brighten your day. It spread a little cheer into mine.
Carol Klein's Plant Odysseys - 1. Roses
I found out yesterday that my Mom fell and fractured bones in her left foot. She's in rehab, but my dear sis and her husband left their home further north yesterday and are trying to get Mom out of the rehab and then will be taking care of her in her own home. (text just from my sis, 5:33 p.m EST, Mom has to stay in rehab as she has to stay off that foot. They are giving her lots of therapy.)
My dear sis in law Sue, has volunteered to take me out to see my Mom again, we went in August, and it was a good reunion with Mom. We will probably go on Sunday when the traffic is lighter. My Mom has been having problems with her legs holding her up and does not want to use a walker, and is having a bit of dementia too. Her husband is 96 and has been doing the best he can, but he's to the stage where he can't lift her anymore. Keep my Mom, her husband and my sister and her husband in your prayers too, that all will go smoothly and that they will be strengthened at this time with God's love & peace.
Miss Rosie has come into heat, as of yesterday morning with that yowling they do, and I've come to the painful decision to put Miss Rosie up for adoption at a nice place. I plan to take her tomorrow morning. After making the decision yesterday, I went out this morning to trim the front hedge, and what do I find but a dead kitten, probably her sibling, as it was about the same size, except not as big or as loved on like Miss Rosie has been for the past 4 months. I really don't want the responsibility of another cat, as I already have 4. It will be a relief to not have to worry about her being outside, even getting her fixed, or trying to make her fit into my little family here. She's in a nice wire cage right now that I bought at Walmart yesterday, here in the living room, and Miss Tork occasionally comes close to the cage and hisses. :-) I've been playing cat lullaby music that relaxes all three of us.
Miss Tork and I have a good thing going on here in this little cottage. She is not a normal cat in that she does not jump up on counters, etc. She just jumps onto the sofa, bed and chairs to sleep. She scratches on an old crate that I have some books in, does not scratch any furniture. I've been blessed with her calm spirit and am very thankful for that.
So that is what is going on here, heavy heart and ever ready tears, a perpetual lump in my throat. This will pass, but it is what it is at the moment.
God is bottling all of my tears, and one day they will all be wiped away, no more pain or sorrow, only everlasting joy & peace. He is my strength when I am weak, He is my comfort when I feel down. Sometimes it all seems too much, but He is always with me, working all things out.
Here is the latest beaded project I am working on. I started it 26 Dec. It is a joy to work on. It has seed beads, bugle beads, mahogany obsidian star beads, fresh water pearls, a lucite cameo, a mother-of-pearl button, 2 charms and antique rhinestones. Click on photos for a larger view.
Love, hugs & prayers and thankfulness for all of you ~ FlowerLady