Monthly Archives: June 2012

R.I.P Janet May Hoy – 1/31/1926 – 6/29/2012.

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Roses for a special person

Aunt Janet, you always listened with your heart

You never judged

I will miss you

More eye candy for my Aunt Janet

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For Aunt Janet who fed my love of gardening

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Sad today.

This beautiful, wonderful woman my sweet aunt who is like a second mother to me is in hospice care.

  It’s breaking my heart that the world will soon be short one more truly good person.

Aunt Janet, I love you always.

Break is over

     I probably should’ve taken a longer break but I promised I’d be back today and so I am. 

     My dear, dear friend Elena is in the hospital and they put a pacemaker in yesterday.  Please keep her in your thoughts for the next few days.  I understand they will release her on Wednesday.  I have a candle burning for her.

     I am feeling a slow release of anxieties.   It will take a little while, but that huge weight of stress that sat on my shoulders for so long is already beginning to lighten.  I know that once I get all the bills caught up and we send off the final few checks on the MIL’s bills, I will feel much lighter.

     It’s a one step at a time process.

     You all have a good one!

I am taking a weekend break from the blog.

We have a lot of stuff around here that I need to catch up on and so I have decided to take a break from the blog for the weekend.  I’ll be back Monday night/Tuesday morning.

     I hope you all have a good weekend!


    No longer will we have double bills for two houses.  We sold the MIL’s house and settlement was yesterday!!!!  We are FREE from the albatross that was her house.


Watch this space!

Exciting, incredible, fantastic, stupendous……………………………………….I’ll tell you tomorrow!

Indulging myself for change…felt nice.

     Some days you just have to do for yourself.   Yesterday was one of those days for me.  After my walk with Annie I stopped in at a friend’s shop and since we had the place to ourselves for a great deal of the time we spent it getting caught up on each others news.  It’s been a while since I stopped in there.

     I was a bit relieved to find The Curmudgeon up for a nap and the dogs sound asleep when I got home.  I spent the time, until The Curmudgeon woke up, reading.  It felt good to have some time for myself for a change.

     No one suffered, The Curmudgeon and the pups had their dinners on time.

Pictures today.

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Twenty rules I try to live by…

1. Life isn’t fair, grow up and deal with it.
2. Tell your loved ones you love them as often as you can, you might not get a chance to say it tomorrow.
3. Life is too short – don’t waste time whining over small stuff.  Live.
4. Be you, don’t try to be someone you aren’t.
5. You are in charge of your happiness.
6. Forgive but never forget what you learned.
7. Dance in the rain.
8. It’s OK to cry.
9. Burn the fancy, expensive candles, use the 1500 ct sheets, wear the luxury lingerie. Don’t save things for a special occasion, enjoy them now.
10. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to do the crazy things you’d like to do.
11. In a so-called crisis always ask yourself, “In five years, will this matter?”
12. Don’t try to keep up with the Joneses, who cares what others think?
13. Only spend what you can, not what the credit company says you can.
14. Clutter weighs you down. If you haven’t used it in a year and it isn’t something you use only for a holiday, get rid of it.
15. What doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.
16. Kiss your dogs and cats on the lips, and hug them every day. 
17. Fly a kite once in a while.
18. Eat chocolate and drink wine without guilt.
19. Laugh and sing for the sheer joy of it. 
20. When in doubt, ask… there is no such thing as a dumb question.

What I planted yesterday.

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