Saturday, March 24, 2018

Funny Friday

Happy Funny Friday!
Wil here.
I know its been ages since I've done a Friday post...
But Winter can be brutal...
Anyhow, as you know, Mom has been hanging out in the bed for a couple of weeks...
so everyone else has been camping in the bedroom to be near her...
Its almost like being in a cave except there has been plenty of sunshine some days...
and lots of outside light on others....
Now she is up again, although still needs her rest...
So, are you all getting ready for Easter?
Here are a few pics from previous years...

Monday, March 19, 2018

A Woman's Daybook

Outside my window...
the sky is overcast and the clouds are heavy with rain...there is some thunder...
the weather channel says there is the possibility of strong wind, hail and a tornado later today...schools were let out at noon.  Redbuds and Cherry trees are blooming,
as is Forsythia.

I am thinking...
that it is not a bad day to be cooped up in bed..

A Bible Verse I'm sharing....

Hebrews 12:2 King James Version (KJV)

Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith;

who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross,

despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

I am thankful...
for Honey Bear who is always my companion and 
sits with me whenever I am feeling unwell...
For the care and concern of my life sisters...

In the kitchen...
is slaw, peas, cornbread, leftover roast with veggies, rice
and cake...

I am wearing...
blue lounging pajamas and a white hoodie

I am creating...
stitches on the Holly Cottage block,
I can actually do some work while sitting in bed

I am going...
no where the rest of this week

I am wondering...
how long my recovery will be but trusting
in my Heavenly Father to know the time..

A Song that stays on my mind...
The Name of Jesus, What a wonderful name it is
from yesterday's church service online

I am reading...
Lace makers of Glenmara

I am looking forward to...
afternoon tea with Banana/Chocolate Chip Bread

I am learning
patience, a fruit of the spirit

Around the house...
things are fairly tidy, considering and
laundry is caught up...did I mention how thankful
I am for Honey Bear

In his Garden....
he's planted beets and garlic...tomatoes and pepper
in seed cups in the greenhouse

A favorite quote for today...
"The Light in the eye of he whose heart is joyful,
rejoices the hearts of others."

One of my favorite things...
listening to my windchimes

A few plans for the rest of the week:
This morning I had an outing on my own after  over
two weeks....went to the medical building to have 
bloodwork done...then a stop at and my cane..
It was almost too much but I'm 
recovered from it...and resting...
no plans for me this week,
unless I feel like going out to eat on Wednesday...
we'll have to wait and see...

From my  Photo album
 Another overcast and stormy day...

Wil looking forward to Easter

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Saturday Scribbles

A couple of my blogging friends post Friday Faves which I enjoy is a look back at the past week and events, etc. which were highlights and blessings. I have a few:
1.Coming home from hospital and having a good Oxygen level with improved shortness of breath. 

2. Flowers, cards and visits from my sisterhood.

Alabama's passing of the resolution to leave our clocks alone...we will stay Daylight Savings Time and not change in the Fall...

3. Going to the thrift store to buy a cane (need something to steady me while I'm recovering) and finding one just the right height for me for $2. God had just placed it there, I'm sure.

4. My "Team" being in the Basketball playoffs and winning there first game.

The view from my window: Seeing Mama Rabbit, and different birds.
I just read on line that it can take 6 weeks or more to recover from the fatigue of Pneumonia which helped me to understand why I tire so easily...I'm going to just be patient and accept that I have limitations for a while.
Thanks for all the comments and Prudence, if you lived nearby, I'd just take you up on your offer of help.

And finally for National Quilting Day:

Mama Bear

Thursday, March 15, 2018


This is what I see out my windows.
We're still having some cold weather
at night but warmer daytimes.

After being taken to the emergency room and being admitted to hospital, I finally had Walking Pneumonia as a diagnosis for my health problems of past months. I'm home now and recuperating but still have several weeks to feel normal...The medications do not help with feeling well. I'm getting stronger and doing a little more every day with lots of bed rest in between.

I am going to catch up on your posts now...
Mama Bear

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Sunday Morning Coming Down

It rained during the night and today is overcast. We didn't go to church and actually haven't gone since Christmas. I miss it but it is a long walk from the front to the auditorium and then I have to sit on the first row of the balcony because the slanted floor plays havoc with my equilibrium. This requires a couple of steps and I'm not sure I'm up to that yet.

It will be a quiet day at home for us except we are going to get  a bite to eat around one. We had pancakes and sausage for breakfast. Usually when we eat lunch out on Sunday we have enough leftovers to make our evening meal at home.

I have finally gotten everything moved back into the furniture pieces which we had to empty for the flooring guys. They really made a mess of the house with pad trimmings and dust from the saw so it will be a few days before my "girls" come to clean and in the meantime, I've learned to accept the things I cannot change. Life today is what it is.

I'm going to try and post more regular. Tomorrow, I have to go for bloodwork first thing before coffee and breakfast. Hopefully the wait want be too long. Its a first come first served situation and one never knows how long it will be. I hope there isn't anyone in the waiting room with flu. Maybe I'll request a mask.

How are you spending your weekend?
Mama Bear

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Saturday Scribbling

Good Morning,
First an update on my health: Saw the specialist on Monday and he has taken me off inhalers and just wants me to do breathing treatments for tests and more tests.  Okay, enough about that.

We are seeing the first signs of Spring which are nice. Daffodils are blooming as are the Ornamental Plum trees....Lots of bird activity going on outside my window. We've been seeing temps in the 70s, in fact it was 72 in the house when I got up this morning. Too bad, I can't get out and walk some but still having shortness of breath.

We had new flooring put in two rooms and a hall this week so lots of moving around of non-furniture items. The workers moved the larger pieces....Also, Honey Bear and I needed to move our living room TV and recliners closer together so we could see better...(older eyesight, etc.).

I've been doing some sewing on the Fall quilt this week and still need to prepare the large block for Holly Cottage for applique and stitching....The first week in March is our annual Retreat for some of my friends...this year 10 or 11 are going which is a good number as we're usually only around I'm trying to get some work sorted to take along...haven't decided about taking my sewing machine...I have some cutting and pre-sewing work I can do on the Fall quilt without the machine...I need to make a trip to Hobby Lobby for border material for Holly Cottage, also. Daughter and I were going on Thursday bu when we got there the electricity was out for about 2 miles on one side of the highway and the stores were dark...

Well, that is a little news from our house....I will try to post more often but can't promise anything.
Mama Bear

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Almost February

Well here it is almost February and I've not posted since the end of December...Oh well....I wonder if your winter has been as cold as ours...we had some early morning temperatures in the single digits and wind chills in the minus range. Very unusual for us here in Alabama. Thankfully the past week has been more normal for us with highs around 40-50 and lows in the 30s.  
I am still fighting the Bronchitis from the first of December...after three Dr visits, many tests, injections and antibiotics, they are sending me to a specialist.  I feel fine for the most part and don't cough all the time. I have had shortness of breath for the last week or so and am taking a steroid pack which is helping.
I've been kind of hibernating, not getting out much.
I've had lots of time to read (Up to 10 books in January) and work on The Holly Cottage quilt. Below is the latest row.