Good morning Folks ~ It’s been almost a month since I posted a ‘real’ post. Thank you all for kind comments, encouraging words and prayers. They’ve all helped lift me out of a ‘slump’.
One thing that has really had me down is dealing with the pain in my feet from Plantar fasciitis. I’m taking herbs & vitamins, doing excercises and even broke down and went to my massage lady for a full body, deep tissue massage. That was absolutely wonderful. I’ve NOT been going barefoot, which is a real bummer for this girl I can tell you that. I hate wearing shoes of any kind inside.
Last week at church one of the men and I were talking and he asked me how I was doing. I told him about dealing with PF and he told me about this great cream that someone had told him about and it had done wonders for different pain, arthritic and other for him. It is the “Original Blue Emu Super Strength” cream. He told me he bought it at Walmart, and on the way home from church, I stopped at Walmart and bought a jar, $12.48 for 4 oz. (I since have seen that I can get it at SAM’s club 12 oz. for $24.88, which is a better deal.) It is a light blue in color, non-greasy, has a slight, pleasant scent (to me), non-staining, goes right into your skin, does not burn or feel hot or cold. I massaged it into my feet, especially the right one Sunday and Monday. Tues., Wed., Thurs., pain is almost non-existent. It has great reviews online, which I read after buying. I am totally amazed and oh so thankful. Some of the ingredients are Glucosamine and MSM with Aloe Vera and Emu Oil. MSM reduces pain and inflammation. Glucosamine is said to ease joint pain. Emu Oil is an anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic agent. We all know that aloe vera is good for our bodies and skin. Anyway, check out this cream for yourself. I am not getting anything for this, this is my honest review from personal use.
Having my feet feeling so much better, I feel energized about doing things again. Plus today started the ‘8th Annual ‘Where Bloggers Create’ series, and that has inspired me. This link takes you to Karen’s own creative space, she is the hostess, and at the bottom of this post links are starting to appear as bloggers post links to their own creative spaces. I look forward to seeing this event every year. It is fun and there are ideas galore to inspire anyone who is creative.
About my Etsy shop, a lady friend from church talked with me about getting licenses, etc. for my shop and I think I’m going to go for it. I’ll let you know when my shop is open again.
Last Sunday I was asked to pray for a little girl who just turned six. Her mom is in jail, she did not have a birthday celebration and my heart was touched. Since then I kept thinking about making her a heart, and yesterday was the day. Her name is Summer and I ask that you pray for her and her Mom also. I do not know the situation, just asked to pray for Summer.
This was a joy to make. Seed beads, sequins, a glass flower bead, a metal heart charm, a Swaroski crystal beed in the center of the star, sequins, French knots and stem stitches. It is 4 1/2” wide by 4 1/4” high.
Now, as to my ‘date’. It was with ‘myself’. I went to see ‘The Legend of Tarzan’. Tarzan was a character that my dear husband really liked as a kid. He did NOT like to read as a boy, and his Mom gave him her childhood Tarzan books by Edgar Rice Burroughs and ever since then he was an avid reader of all kinds of subjects. As a newlywed, I also read those same books and loved the stories and adventures. Well, I decided to go Wednesday morning to the 10 a.m. showing which is only $5.75. There were only 5 of us in the audience. I sat in the middle high enough so that I was viewing the center of the screen, perfect and I will do that again when I go. The movie was fantastic, if you are a Tarzan fan. Beautiful scenery, huge gorillas, good overcame evil and it was a wonderful love story between Tarzan and his lovely Jane. I left the theater with a huge smile on my face and joy in my heart. As an aside, dear husband as a boy, visited his aunt and uncle who had a farm in PA during 2-3 summers, and he would swing from a rope in the barn and do the Tarzan yell.
We need rain down here, I’m having to hand water potted plants daily, can use sprinklers three days a week at certain times and do when I am here. Rain keeps being predicted but stays all around, just teasing us.
Thought you might like to see this unusual flowering vine. It is the Dutchman’s Pipe vine, a host plant for swallowtail butterflies. This is growing in a friends butterfly garden. I hope to get some seeds from her, and she’s going to give me some cuttings of other plants also. She has degrees in horticulte and is a lepidopterist. She works at Butterfly World south of me.
Here are some photos taken around here lately.
The other morning I awoke from dreaming about my dear husband digging holes to plant climbing red roses. I do not have any at this time, but the dream made me want at least one, now I’m on the hunt for the right one. Want it to have a good rose scent. What a sweet dream! One I woke up from with a smile on my face.
Below is a little walk I took, going to a friends’ home in a gated community, where a group of ladies were meeting. Not enough parking in her complex for all of us, so we park in a shopping center parking lot and walk about a block or so. It felt like being on ‘vacation’ as it was a new place for me. It was ‘quiet’, the shaded area and cricket or catydid noises, just felt different and comforting somehow. I was out of my comfort zone ~ am doing that a lot lately,
This was taken on the way back. I love those trees.
Well, I better get up from this chair and get going for today.
Let us remember to pray for not just America, but the whole world. There is so much tragedy all over.
And, let us all be thankful for our many blessings big and small.