07 March 2017

Currently…A Life List


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Looking out my window.... If I were to look out my window right now, all I’d see is dark and rain. It is just after midnight as I write this.

As I ponder.... how lucky we have been compared to folks on the other side of town during the incessant flooding this area gets each year. Our yard gets totally swamped, but no water has gotten into our house so far.

What I’m learning...is that, no matter what I plan to do, someone will come along and cause those plans to be altered. As frustrating as that is, I still plan anyway and hope that someday things will go the way that I plan them.
What I’m creating...I am still working on the afghan that I mentioned last week, but appear to have gotten really good at creating stacks of books waiting to be read!

What I’m reading....

I am reading a fiction book called Helen by Anita Mishook. It was sent to me to read for a review. It is an interesting book so far, about Jews, Nazis, and California in the late 1930s. I have at least 6 more in line after that to read for a review. One of them promises to be a very fun book. It is called Complete Guideto Bible Journaling: Creative Techniques to Express Your Faith by Joanne Fink and Regina Yoder…AND it comes with stickers and all sorts of cool artsy things.  I am really looking forward to getting to that one!

What I’m watching...

I’m not, at this moment, watching anything, really, other than David working on some reviews and tax forms for the girls and, of course, the words going up on my screen.
Otherwise, I am watching the spring wildflowers growing. I saw the first of this year’s bluebonnets on February 12th. I saw the first one last year on February 26th. The year before that, I think I saw the first one on St. Patrick’s Day. Who knows, maybe next year the first one will be here to bring in the New Year with the rest of us. haha

What I’m hearing...

We were excited to hear that the local girls’ basketball team had made it to the state championship. Unfortunately, they didn’t win the title. Maybe next time, girls!

A quote I want to share...
First Bluebonnet 2017 ©2017 Suzanne G. McClendon

"The first wild-flower of the year is like land after sea."
~Thomas Wentworth Higginson, "April Days," first published 1861, quoted from the 1897 edition

A peek into my week...We took Petra (our grand-dogger) to the vet today to get her yearly shots and exam. Overall, she is fine, but we got the bad news of heart worms. She also has an ear infection, but that is very mild compared to the heart worms. We have monthly medicine to give her. Hopefully, she will be okay. She was NOT impressed with her exam at all, especially the under the tail routine.
Here are a few photos from her adventure.

A final thought... My final thought this week would be “Rain, rain, go away. Come again some other day”, but the plants need the rain, so I can’t complain about it too much. Still, a week of constant rain and limited photographic opportunities makes for a fidgety Suz! Too bad we can’t store the extra water somehow for the drought-y weeks of summer.

Quote source: Quote Garden

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  1. That is so sad about the heart worms, the vet should have been recommending heartworm pills year round in a warm climate. My husband's cousin's dog had them and it was about 2 thousand dollars to treat and very risky.

    1. I am sorry that your husband's cousin's dog had heart worms, too. Were they able to completely rid the dog of them? I hope so. How did they treat it?

      We can't fault the vet in this instance. This is the first time that we've been able to take her to the vet because we just haven't had the money to do so. We finally had the money together and were able to take her. Unfortunately, it was too late to prevent this from happening. All we can do now is give her the medicine every month and pray that Heavenly Father will make these things go away.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Have a blessed week.


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