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...