Friday, July 27, 2018

Saturday Scribles

Amazing, summer continues here in the south. We have had plenty of rain up until last week. It seems to have gone to other places now. The cotton and corn in the fields looks wonderful and is thriving. Temperatures are in the high 80s most days but the humidity makes it seem hotter.

From his garden we have been enjoying tomatoes, okra, and cucumbers. I didn't plant flowers this year as I wasn't feeling well. We've been getting some nice melons from the market. We pickled beets and canned vegetable soup.

I've not done any work in the studio in months due to my health but now that I am feeling well again, I'm itching to lose myself in a project. I bought the batting and backing for Holly Cottage and need to finish that one.

School starts this Wednesday. It seems like a short time ago, that they got out for the summer. The Princess will be a senior this year. She is working a couple of jobs but still enjoying time at the pool since she and Mom moved into their apartment complex. She will only attend school for 3 hours every day then go to work. Wonder Boy will return to uni August 11. I've only communicated with him via text and not seen him much. He has had an intern job this summer at one of the government contractors here in town and is still living in the house. I'm hoping to have lunch with him one Saturday before he leaves for school.

I am still not fully recovered. They diagnosed a fungal lung infection after I had the Bronchoscopy and I'll be taking medication for that for four months. The last lab work I had showed that the medicine is affecting my liver function. We're just hoping it doesn't become too much of a problem before treatment is finished in September. I have my asthma under control at the moment which is wonderful and I am finally able to exercise again. I've been walking on the treadmill. It is too hot to walk out doors.
That is an update on life here with the bears. I'd like to get back to blogging but I'm not making any promises.


  1. I'm so sorry about the lung infection! I hope that clears up before the medicine causes any liver problems. Don't you just hate that kind of medicinal quandary? I went to the dr. for pain in my hand a few months ago, and after I picked up the medicine for pain, I saw it could cause a heart attack or stroke. This wasn't just an extra line under possible complications: it was stated first thing on the information sheet. So I didn't take it. Thankfully the pain subsided soon.

    Hard to believe your grandkids are that old!

  2. Keep healing.. .... Sounds like you've been pretty sick ......

  3. I do hope you're feeling better by the day & hope no more damage to the liver.

  4. Continue to take care of yourself!! Thanks for the update. Getting healthy must be your priority!!

  5. Take care. Blog when you can.

    God bless.

  6. What a shame about the health problems but it sounds like you are on the way up - it can be slow progress but one day at a time and of course it will be lovely to hear from you on the blog and looking forward to seeing the finished Holly Cottage

  7. I can't believe school is starting!!! Sorry you haven't been well. That sounds like one nasty infection. Praying that you get well soon and glad to hear that you are feeling better. Hope you can get going on a project soon.

  8. Perfect inspiration :) and what attention to detail! I admire and congratulate.