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Kit Kit Claimed IT!

I had always refused to buy a recliner for our home…

Everyone who had them… seemed to live their lives from them…

Watching TV…

Eating…

Reading…

I’m not against a comfy place…

but, I watched as how people never got up and took a walk…

went outside…

busied themselves with a hobby…

I hope you are getting my side of this reasoning…

But, when Bobby came home from the hospital…

I decided I might have too “give in”…

with an unwilling heart!…

I went to look for one…

Some are so big…

I don’t have the space…

Some were too soft… too “cushiony”…

He would never be able to get out of it…

I finally saw one that spoke to me…

A compromise…

made of a Wicker Look Resin Material…

small enough for the living room area…

Comfy cushion

Neutral color to blend with other things in room…

it reclines…

it sits half-way up…

it sits up straight…

Actually it’s an outside piece of furniture…

but, I am always looking to use pieces in different ways…

and I won’t have to worry about Bobby getting to use to it…

because Kit Kit has claimed it!…

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babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin:

This is from Cauldrons and Cupcakes… a wonderful blogger with such insight…

Originally posted on Cauldrons and Cupcakes:

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“Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.”
~ Margaret Atwood, The Penelopiad

Water has always held energies of healing and change for me. It cleanses, nurtures and empowers. Today’s oracle is all about using water to tune in to your own deeper soul wisdom.

Is your soul parched? Do you need more of water’s healing presence in your life?

Over the next week, pay attention to water wherever it shows up. The water…

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I don’t know that my mind has really grasped what is happening in our lives… cfr0043

Married for 46 years…

we have had our share of ups/downs…

Jobs… health issues… son with bi-polar… family situations…

but…

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I think my Bobby and I have learned to take things pretty much in stride…

Yes… we have feelings that surface… k0969530

But, knowing we both have our Faith… and facing reality head on

makes our days better…

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We don’t like what is happening…

we would like it to be different…

but, as I have always said, “We are not immune to life’s circumstances… some good…. some bad!”

We have always known that we have a special love…

A bond that holds us together with a touch…

a kiss on the cheek… k3759869

a hug as we pass…

a kind word

an “I love you”… at unexpected times… u17245841

I hate the word…”cancer”…

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Never wanted it to be in my little family…

but, it has reared it’s head recently …

Our follow-up visit to primary care doctor… was good…

A thorough check-up… vitals taken… and a look of incision… and listening to his heart…

Blood work drawn for labs… to check his levels…

and the doctor read and read over the reports concerning him on the computer…

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I listened as I heard “STAGE 3″…

That didn’t sound too good…

Explained as well as she could what that meant…

Chemo needed… to address cancer slightly in lymph nodesnear where tumor was removed…

I read and reread what that meant…

Not good… not bad…

Criteria ranging from 5-10 years… in life expectancy…

That shakes me to my core…

because we keep hearing “5”…

What to do…

Getting him healthy as he can get right now…

where the Chemo will not drain him…

but, afterwards… “GOD WILLING”…

we will live our remaining years as best we can…

Will we make changes? … k22125429

Some maybe… but, probably just live our lives as before… with a little more presence of making each day count for something!…

I leave my hopes…

my thoughts… k2742205

my dreams…

in the Hands of God! k12818777

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Three for Me!   by: Marilyn Griffin

My three guys…

loves of mine.

How time flies…

faces shine.

 

They’re my boys…

there are three.

My given joys…

them and me!

 

They make me smile…

those faces three.

Their own style…

as you can see.

 

Loves of mine…

makes heart sing.

Suits me fine…

love they bring!

 

 

 

My trip to my favorite thrift store was rewarding…

A very pretty Illuminated Glass Fountain…

Brand new in box… from SEARS…

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With my 25% Discount… I bought it!…

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All of the pieces were wrappednever been opened…

A Base… a Cobalt Blue Glass Vase… pretty Colored Glass Rocks

a Simulated Rock Looking TopperPump/Outlet to run to electricity…

Extra Colored Bulbs if you want to change color of light under the water…

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I read and reread the instructions…

Husband usually the put together person…

but, with him being ill…

I thought “no time like the present”…

to begin to figure things out by myself…

I have depended on him far too much!

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and…

I did it!

Added water to the base…

and plugged it in…

It worked!

You can adjust the flow of the water… and the sound is so soothing…

Like a bubbling brook inside the house…

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It is so pretty… especially when lights are out and the light shows through the glass vase…

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It was worth the $15.00 I paid for it…

I usually don’t spend that much on an item…

but, the original price sticker made up my mind… over 1/2 OFF!

 

 

Potting Plants!

My Grandson and his Dad (youngest son) came by yesterday morning to see if there was anything we needed…

The grass had been cut by my other son… but, I asked Carson if he would help me plant my flowers I had been wanting to pot…

He said, “Yes”… and just took off… putting in the dirt… putting the slate in some of the pots… and planting the flowers in the containers I had…

Couldn’t have done better myself!

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Pink Wave Petunias in my black wrought iron holder…

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Dahlia and a few vining plants in my pedestal holder…

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My Pin Cushions… one of my favorites that come back year after year… had begun to bloom…

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Carson got right to work…

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creating my Flower Pot/Candle Holders…

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They look so lovely lit at night…

When the flowers start growing… they will look even better!

These two sites have ideas on how to make these…

http://www.hometalk.com/2418350/glass-chimney-candle-holders/photo/397863

http://cfabbridesigns.com/gardening-and-floral/fall-candle-planters/

 

Graceful Lady!   by: Marilyn Griffin

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She sits in grace…

in my small garden.

Her lovely face…

a slight beckon.

 

She tilts her head…

to view above.

Her skirt is spread…

scents of Foxglove…

 

She holds her hat…

to feel the sun.

As she sat…

til day was done.

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