Thursday, January 29, 2015

Wait...What ?? January was here and I missed it ???


  Been lots of mud here.  lol   AND lots of stars.  

 And the month of January has gone whizzing past me and I have been woefully behind in all my blogging and writing and  well--EVERYTHING.  It's been a crazy month of ups and downs and  annoyances and irritations. We've had desperately cold temperatures and then a week of temps in the 50's.  We've had some fiercely troubling health issues in the extended family--have a baby great nephew in the ICU for 11 days now with RSV. He is finally getting better. Had several down with the flu and other crazy stuff.  Had car troubles and sewer troubles and animal troubles. My husband's uncle died down in Texas.   It has been chaotic and distressing and I think I am glad this month is over.  If nothing else, at least February will only have 28 days.  LOL

  We have a house guest ...and it has been really nice having someone to have coffee with in the morning.  She is a friend of mine who is having a hard time and was having to move with virtually nowhere to go, so I offered her the spare bedroom to share with the squash and potatoes. lol  It's great having her here...we've been cooking up a storm and she is helping me with a couple of cleaning projects and we have a good time together, laughing and chatting. 

 My birthday was uneventful...truck was still in the shop and $$ was all headed to the mechanic. But I turned 62 anyway. lol  Finally got the truck back and it is all good. My car  on the other hand...we put a bottle of catalytic converter cleaner in it and the check engine light stayed off for over 2 weeks. I thought it was a miracle...but it came back on again. It seems to be running alright, so I just pray and watch the gauges when I go somewhere.  So far, no problems. The mechanic said that the O2 sensors on the car are extremely sensitive and his dad has had the same problem with his Accord. 

  I wound up in the doctors office with a bad UTI...bloody urine and extreme pain.  She gave me a shot and a prescription and had me back 9 days  later for a follow-up and all is well.  That was icky. I was in agonizing pain and it was pretty scary.  Because of my pelvis injuries that have disabled me, I have to be very careful about this stuff. It doesn't happen very often, but when it does...LOOK OUT. I am pretty careful about my diet. I drink millions of gallons of water   :)     I don't drink sodas or alcohol, I don't hardly EVER eat fried foods, I stay away from dairy.  Still...every now and then...

 Just glad it's over.


 This goofy weather is messing with the trees and flowers. I have irises coming up and the trees are budding and it's January.  Hope the weather stays mild...it's supposed to be a low of 45 tonight. But then possible snow on Sunday. I knew that the eastern weatherfront was going to have to find it's way here at some point.

 The critters are all hale and hearty.  The peoples are doing okay too.  Life here at Honeysuckle Hill isn't always all rainbows and glitter...but it's all ours.  The gardens are all dormant and the skies are bleak this time of year, but there's lots of love and good cookin' in here...so I suspect we'll be okay.


  Hope all you east coasters are hanging in there...




Namaste


9 comments:

DJan said...

Sorry to hear you've been so sick. And I'm glad it's behind you now. It must be nice to have someone around to help out. Let's hope February is better at Honeysuckle Hill. :-)

Susan said...

We are (or I am) hanging on by my fingernails. Sounds like there has been even more activity than usual on Honeysuckle Hill. It must be nice to be able to spend so much time with a friend. I hope your car continues going without further compromise!

heartinhand said...

Boy, when it rains, it monsoons sometimes!! Here's hoping your February goes off without a hitch!

Ol'Buzzard said...

Time for you to soon be thinking about seed catalogs. I miss gardening - our cabin is surrounded by woods with limited day time sunlight so only have a small raised bed.
the Ol'Buzzard.

Akannie said...

DJan--thanks. I'm doing fine, well...except for the aches and pains this weather is generating. lol We're having a little snow tonight...everything is all frozen and sparkly out there !!! It's been really fun having her here.

Akannie said...

Hey Susan !! Keep hanging on--spring is around the corner. So far, so good. The check engine light came back on and has been on for a week or so...tonight it went off all by itself. Leads me to believe that there are indeed small clogs in the catalytic converter that work themselves out eventually. lol It seemsd to be running fine. Hells a bells a

Are all your critters doing okay ?? You guys are having some rough weather, aren't you ? Sending you springtime vibes galore !

Akannie said...

Thanks HeartinHand...so far February is looking good. Of course, it's just the first. LOL Rolling with the punches...because--what else can you do ?

Akannie said...

Old Buzzard--they're already starting to show up. Yippee !!! Over the years I've lived in a couple of places like that...with almost too much shade to garden. Not here though. Even though we are encircled by trees, we have tons of sun ion all the right places. I love gardening.

sandra hagan said...

I'm with you here.....