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Precious Moments

Today was one of those days where every moment seemed extra precious. We just had a very relaxing day doing this and that but it was like we were not to far from each other and always talking…either me sitting in the kitchen with son or son sitting in the recliner in here with me while I rested on the bed. Never far from our minds was the National Jewish Hospital but we decided not to talk about it today and to just rest and do some things together. Sometimes I felt like I wanted to hold every minute tight in my hands but you can not do that. You just have to feel them and store them in your heart. It was one of those days where I had to keep my heart and mind focused on being with my son and enjoying him and our home and not letting anything else intrude.

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I am going to go backwards. Tonight we ate a supper from our garden. I have to smile as I watch son with his garden and I feel such pride because I know how hard he has worked at this when he has always been a computer geek guy and not an outdoors guy.

So, tonight we ate a salad made from fresh lettuce and spinach from the garden and zucchini, tomato and radish all grown by son. On top of that, we put chicken strips and homemade croutons made from our homemade bread that I helped make this morning. I think I enjoyed watching the joy and pride on son’s face as he ate something he grew himself more than the meal itself.

He is already planning more raised flower beds and a greenhouse for next year. Plus he wants some “backyard chickens”  which is where you can have 5 chickens  inside the city limit. He wants them for the eggs. My computer geek son gone farmer.  Here are a couple of pictures of dinner.

Poor Jack…it was bath day for him. He is so good and stands there without making a fuss but son has to pick him up to put him in and get him out of the tub. When I get my roll in shower it will be much easier.

I love this picture. It is like he is going “MOM!!!  help me”.

Son gets him out and wraps him in towels and rubs him and rubs him to get most of the moisture so he will not get chilled. He is one spoiled doggie. 🙂

And then he gets wrapped in a fleece cover. I love when he is bathed and the white in him is so clean and pretty.

The day just seemed to go on and on and each moment just seemed to make us smile even more. Sometimes I found myself just sitting there watching…..my heart full. Sometimes I was laughing because son and Jack are so funny together. Sometimes we were talking and talking about the things we would love to see done in the house..about son’s dreams for the house and the property. Oh yes, a very filling day.

And now, the garden. The Computer geeks garden…only now he is farmer brown. 🙂  The rain has really made the garden jump up. We have zucchini galore, squash is about to start coming in, the corn is up to son’s knees now, the potatoes look great and the gourds that we hope to decorate and sell are coming along. Everything is really doing great.

Even the weeks are looking pretty. LOL

Potatoes are coming up. Can’t wait to have some red potatoes and green beans. 🙂

Some of my flowers. I have sunflowers, petunias, bachelor buttons and a vine that grows with beautiful bright red flowers.

And in between all this was doctor calls, CAT scans set up, more appointments with specialists and other medical stuff. So has been a very nice day. Next week I go for the EEG and the next day for a CAT scan of my lungs and then I have appointments with three specialists. This group I am going to now is called Acute Care Specialists. So, I am in good hands.

Hope everyone has had a great day.  🙂  Wish I could send you all a piece of the homemade bread.

July 13, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , ,

9 Comments »

  1. I loved reading about your son and Jack and the garden … it made me feel good inside, thank you. ~ Julie xoxox

    Comment by Julie Catherine | July 15, 2012 | Reply

  2. All this is so good to see and glad you are feeling a bit better to be able to take interest in now. Our Garden hasn’t given us much yet. Soon though we are behind in Minnesota.

    Comment by Darlene | July 14, 2012 | Reply

    • we are slower than other places too due to the cooler climate darlene. Hope that foot is doing ok and your neck hon. love you.

      Comment by danLrene ©2011 | July 19, 2012 | Reply

  3. That garden is coming IN! and it is lookin good too. Closeness that many only dream of and wish they could know in the good, the bad and the oh so frightening times of leaning in, you and son as you think of next steps to preserve and take best care of such a precious life you are loved. my heart is with you, wishing I could do more and so grateful you are finally in capable and caring hands…

    Comment by SHERRY E SHOWALTER | July 14, 2012 | Reply

  4. Glad you are feeling up to blogging again. Great post!

    Comment by Naomi Baltuck | July 14, 2012 | Reply

  5. What a precious day. Can feel the love.

    Comment by Ann | July 13, 2012 | Reply

  6. What a divine blessing you are, and how special the son and dog. Your son’s garden is beautiful, and the harvest yumm I wanted to come to dinner LOL. It is good to hear you have ahd a beautiful day. I know we aren’t old friends but something about you has touched me from the beginning ..maybe that Colorado connection. I don’t know just that you touched my heart and all my self pity has turned to self loathing for there but for the grace of God… take care my dear prayers for your house ongoing. ~Len Williams Carver http://myownheart.me

    Comment by lenwilliamscarver | July 13, 2012 | Reply

    • What sweet words thank you…you hang on and keep your joy in life. Don’t let anyone or anything steal it from you. hugs friend.

      Comment by danLrene ©2011 | July 13, 2012 | Reply


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