Monday, March 18, 2013

Ah, old dog...back again, are ye ?

 With bells on, apparently.  We had a crazy night around these parts last evening. In the space of a few hours, it snowed like hell, thundered and lightning-ed, warmed back up, and rained buckets.  One power outage, one bout of housekeeping, one corned beef and cabbage supper, one loaf of Irish Soda Bread, and one pan of bread pudding with warm vanilla sauce.  Got the seed potatoes all laid out on the island on newspapers to sprout up a little so we can cut them and get them in the dirt in a week or so. Certainly a day that ran the gamut.


  Today (and last night--weather induced??)  my old knee is hurting again.  It's depressing and frustrating, but I'm not giving up hope. I have PT and another injection today in a couple of hours.  Starting this week I only go twice a week. Yay!!

  Ran across a picture of Roxie out in the garden last night...I was verklempt. How will I garden without her this year?  She sure loved digging out there along the edges of the beds...always careful never to disturb the plants. You could tell by watching her that she was born to was nirvana for her.

  I am feeling very tender and fragile this morning and not sure why. Spoke with a friend who is in the midst of some serious family problems right now, my brother and sister-in-law are battling her brain cancer, and I have nothing really to complain about.  I should be grateful. But I don't feel too grateful this morning for some reason.  Time to step back and take a look, I suppose.

  I am stopping by my cousins house to pick up the Swedish version of The Girl With The Dragon tattoo trilogy. She says it leaves ther American version in the dirt.  We shall see.

  Okay.  Time to get moving...a nice hot shower is calling my name and then I'll leave a little early for PT to run an errand or 2. Today's injection precludes doing much running afterwords. I think we'll eat up some leftovers tonight, or maybe I'll get home early enough to throw a turkey noodle casserole in the oven...something I've been threatening to do lately, but haven't done in a few weeks.  Either way, we'll have plenty to eat. 

   It's a bleak and grey day out there, but reasonably warm (40). I've been to visit the chooks twice and retrieved an egg. Maybe once more before I hit the hot shower ?? Hmmm...

  Happy Monday, y'all...hope it fills the bill for ya !



Cloudia said...

Deep & glorious image!

I join you in joy

ALOHA from Honolulu
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Beth said...

It is cold at 35 now and drizzling rain. I am sick of winter.

I hope tomorrow is better for you!!


Mama Pea said...

We must be on the same wave length. I'm having a wonky, emotional day today, too. Sad and angry and grumpy. I can probably trace the origins of it, but know I shouldn't feel this way. Yep, must be Monday.

Leftover potato soup and salad for us tonight. It was good soup last night so should be even better tonight.

Here's to both of us chirking up!

DJan said...

You have had a hard time of it lately, Annie. That's ONE reason why you can't just barrel through it all. Missing those we love is painful, even though we move on. And just because you are not battling brain cancer yourself, you are still affected. I hope the PT and injection are not too bad... sending you lots of love. :-)

Mariodacatsmom said...

We were blessed with 5 inches yesterday. At least we didn't get the thunder snow. This time of year is always so depressing for those of us who have been housebound - this winter in particular has been bad. Hope your injection goes well and does what it is supposed to do.

Dirt Lover said...

Beautiful picture. Sometimes, we just need to be in a funk, whether we know the reason or not. I'm learning to give myself permission to feel bad. A gift, sort of, that I give myself. I stop, open it up, look at it, feel it, then when I've had enough, I put my head down, and start walking, one foot in front of another. It helps. And amazing how far we can get when we just put one foot in front of another.
Well, that was a little more than I started out to say.
I admire you. Keep going. Be kind to yourself.