Yikes! Today is it! Double Nickle Time! I think I'm the speed limit now...LOL... Yes, today January 9th, is my 55th birthday. I'm very thankful to see another year. The grandkids got me the sweetest little tea rose bush to keep in the house. I'll have to take extra care with it. My husband got to work this morning, and made a quick call back home....Ooops...forgot to tell you Happy Birthday! He was so scared I would tear his head off on the phone....LOL...Lots of friends and family on Facebook have been wishing me well, and it is greatly appreciated to be greeted with so many wishes for a great day this morning! So, with that, I'll quickly close. Got orders to fill, and jewelry to design.
It was so cold here last night, my begonias turned black. I brought them up on a covered porch, but forgot to cover them. ***sniff*** Gary babied those suckers all summer, just to lose them because I forgot! Well, I guess a trip to the nursery around March will find me buying more Dragon Wing Begonias. I love them! They get so big and beautiful. We stashed our ferns in the shed, and I'm so hoping they made it. It went down to 22 degrees here in North Florida area! I've seen colder growing up here, but was so hoping not to have to deal with anything below 32 degrees this winter. But, can't be helped and I'm thankful the water pump didn't freeze, crack, break, lose water etc. Nothing like going to the grocery store this morning all bundled up with scarf, gloves, long sleeve shirt, but wearing capris...LOL....Just couldn't pull those long pants out just yet! LOL....
Happy 2012! It is the first day of January 2012, and this morning I'm thinking about all the changes coming our way.
Our son who is a Chief in the Navy will be coming home in May or June, but will then be transferring to another ship, another base, far from us. We are on the East Coast, he will be stationed in San Diego, CA. He is excited, and we are happy for him. Bittersweet to say the least, but we are very happy for him.
One of my closet friends, Susan Grant of Country Presence, my favorite folk artist will be closing her internet presence for at least 3 years. She and her husband are ranchers, and have decided to take a new adventure working for a cattle rancher/businessman on a ranch in "gulp!"...Russia. They leave in a couple of days. Hopefully, they will have contact with family and friends via Facebook, but all that is unknown right now. I wish them great blessings with this adventure, but sure will miss my friend.
I turn 55 in less than 10 days! Yikes! I'm glad I made it this far. I cannot complain about getting older! At least I'm still here, still healthy and very thankful to God for that.
My StepDad is still battling Alzheimers at 91 years old, and terminal cancer. He still works in his yard daily come rain or shine. There is no stopping him! LOL....
My Mom, well she is worn out from being caregiver 24/7 to my StepDad, so my brother, sister, and I are hoping we can convince our Mother of some alternative options she has for her relentless determination to care for him alone. She won't accept help, but yet she has reached the end of her rope. So, we plan on taking a little more charge to help her whether she likes it or not. We'll hold that rope for her in other words, if she won't battle us too much...LOL
So, life goes on, and with 2012, I'm hoping that good changes are in store, and patience with the ones we think stink! LOL...All in all, I love my family and friends. It has been a busy 2011 and with that I was horrible about keeping in touch, sending out birthday greetings etc. I'll try and be better this year. No resolutions for me, just hope that I'll do better.
Tomorrow, I'll be taking our 14 yr old grandson to the airport for his flight back to Missouri where he will finish out his school year.
And we are determined to fly to Oregon this year, to see our son Ben and his family. It has been way too long since we have seen them. August was a year! :(