Wednesday, January 13, 2021

One day at a time

Good morning Folks ~ here we are almost to the middle of January already. Time is zipping right along. I pray that you all are doing well, staying safe and finding some joy in each new day that we are blessed with.

My wrist is still healing, it will take time. I'm learning more patience in this time of covid, and to trust God with everything. An online friend told me about a linament, Zhen Gu Shui. I googled it, read the reviews and ordered it in a spray. It came yesterday and I've used it twice. I'll let you know what I think after using it for about a week. So far, I do believe it has lessened the pain. The healing of this linament goes all the way to the bones. 

I had a hard time with opening cans with my swing away can opener because of this injury so looked up electric can openers. I got discouraged looking at ads and reviews. One I really, liked but the reviews mentioned metal slivers and that turned me off. The next day in my you-tube feed I got a recommendation to watch a video for this very can opener. It was done by a lady and she did a very good review. This opens the cans around the outer edge, unsealing the lid from can, no sharp edges. The way you would get metal slivers is by letting the can do another revolution, instead of stopping after the first one. This works fantastic, what an invention.


Here is her link: Hamilton Beach Electric can opener

I am so itching to work in my gardens, but at this time just do very little as everything continues to grow. This is just one area that needs work. ;-)

 I ordered two new hand garden tools that I really needed. One came a week or so ago, and the other is due to be delivered today. I did try out the hedge shears just to see how they were, and oh my I can hardly wait to do some serious hedge trimming. Both were bought through Amazon, and gift money from friends bought these two tools.

Corona hedge shears below.

Felco pruning shears below.

I have carted out some more cut limbs piled out back by the 'caravan', to the front curbside to be picked up by brush people on Sat. Needless to say, I go slowly and don't do too much. 

My friend Sean and another man from his church will be here on Saturday to work more on replacing fencing. That will be nice.

Here are some of the flowers that are blooming now. I wish you could smell the roses and other bloomers whose scents are filling the air. No names at this time as my wrist is really starting to bother me as I type.

That's it for now. If you need peace and joy in your life, seek Jesus. Talk to him, give him all of your cares.

Love, hugs and prayers,


 P.S. Link for artistic filters in last post: Artistic Filters

 You upload your photo and have fun.

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

A New Day

Good morning Folks ~ Here it is the 5th of January already. It was in the low 50's when I got up this morning. The sun is shining in a big blue sky and I am thankful to be alive and enjoy this gift of a new day.

My wrist is healing slowly, steadily but surely. I am using my creams, wrist brace. Had to resort to getting some ibuprophen as acetaminophen just wasn't helping. Needed the anti-inflammatory part, which is helping. I only took one yesterday, and will probably take another in a bit as my wrist is hurting from being here working on the computer. After I finish this post, I will shut the thing off and do other things, like wash more dishes. I can only do about a drainboard at a time. Am almost caught up.  We so easily take things for granted, like all of the things we can do with our dominant hand/arm.

Last night's supper was super simple, kind of boring, but filling. I have a hard time using the can opener, so looked in my little pantry to see what I might have that doesn't need the opener, and found a can of Vienna sausages, not great, but I bought those in case of lack of food because of covid. Anyway, it wasn't bad, just not exciting, had added garlic and onion powders, and cooked with frozen mixed veggies served over instant mashed potatoes and with a glass of merlot. It was filling. Today I have chicken breasts in the crockpot. They had been BOGO at Publix, which is always a blessing.

I played with an art program his morning, that you can use online to change the look of your photos. The first photo is the actual one and the rest are using the filters. It was fun.


That's it for now. Wrist is protesting. 

Be well, stay safe, be thankful. 

Have a great week.