Doctor's appointment went good yesterday. My diabetes is well under control with an A1C of 6.2, which my doctor says is excellent. Lost 4 pounds. Good to go for another 6 months. I learned yesterday that my doctor for over 30 years is also a cat person. They also lost two cats in a year.… Continue reading Beauty from Darkness
Today I see my primary doctor. Of course, my BP was high when I took it this morning. It is always highest when I see either of my doctors. Sigh. My cardiologist calls it "white coat syndrome." It's like being in school and getting notified to report to the principal's office! No matter what our… Continue reading White Coat Syndrome
Happiness is when your daughter invites you to have brunch with her! Yes, that's what I'm doing later this morning. Looking at the bright side of this storm cloud studded sky. Spending time with my family always lifts my spirits and reminds me of how richly God has blessed my life over the years. From… Continue reading Making Beauty from Ashes of the Past
Sitting on my porch with a cup of warm tea and enjoying the birds singing. The way my chair is turned, the picture above is directly in my view. I'm not sure what the pretty pink flowers are among the petunias, but this is such a lovely hanging basket. When I look at it, my… Continue reading Flowers, Birds, and Tea
Three things that God is showing me this mornig: A red winged blackbird. Yellow petunias. A powder blue sky. Lifting my cup of tea and wishing you a day to smile at the little things that can add color and joy to your life.
Sometimes I feel embarrassed to admit that I spend so much time coloring. Like when my dentist asked me if I have any hobbies. How can anyone who doesn't understand the world of colorists, not wonder what I'm talking about? Do they picture an old lady with a box of crayons and a child's coloring… Continue reading What is Therapeutic About Coloring?
This morning I am truly grateful for the gift of tears. Tears allow us to relieve pain and grief, that of which we often don't realize are still hiding in our heart. Tears are cleansing. They are a part of life. We enter the world with a cry of distress from leaving our warm safe… Continue reading The Salty Tears of Life
Early morning dentist appointment for cleaning and x-rays. I love when I get a good report. I want to keep my teeth as long as possible. If I should ever need dentures they would have to do surgery first to remove the extra bones I have in my mouth. Ouch! So I try to take… Continue reading How Much for a Can of Soup?
So overjoyed that we had rain yesterday and a lot of rain overnight, with continuous light rain this morning. So needed! There's nothing quite like looking through a window covered in raindrops! I took advantage of the wet ground and pulled weeds in the rain. The cool wetness was refreshing. Disadvantage was an ouchy fly… Continue reading Raindrops Bring Happiness
My daughter made me a beautiful journal for my birthday in 2020. I have listed 160 items, which is so much less than I'd planned. My original goal was to have 1000 entries by the end of this year. Boy, am I behind! I'm going to focus more of filling this journal, but with no… Continue reading Gratitude Journal