It’s Time!

We planted a green pepper plant and we did get some, but not that many. We are getting ready to take down the garden. I went out this evening to see what I could pick before we take down. After waiting all season, it's time! We finally have our peppers! I am learning so many [...]

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Our Bountiful Garden

My husband wanted a garden so he built a raised garden bed on the south side of our house an optimal location! He did that a few years ago. I am so grateful he wanted the garden, he built us a beautiful area to plant our vegetables. Every year we try different vegetables, we try [...]

Part 4: The Journey – “Getting To The Other Side”

Toward the end of December, almost the last day, my husband received a call from the electrophysiologist's assistant who was going to set up another CT Scan to get the process going for the cryoablation. However, after everything my husband had been through he thought, "What if the fluid in my chest cavity was contributing [...]

Part 3 – The Journey: “The New Norm”

For anyone who has been to the hospital getting home is pure bliss! A patient that gets home is now in the recovery rehabilitation phase. My husband arrived home, and we were given instructions by the staff member helping with his discharge: 1. Need to get a Primary Care Dr. 2. Need to set up [...]

Part 2 – The Journey: “Starting Over”

We arrived at the hospital Wednesday, August 15, 2018 for my husband's ByPass surgery. The surgery went great! The staff kept in touch with me the entire time, providing me updates. He spent most of the day in surgery and recovery. He did a great job tolerating the surgery, the recovery, coming off the ventilator. [...]

Part 1 – The Journey: “How Did I Get to this Place?”

Last summer my husband went in for a routine colonoscopy. He was not looking forward to the prep, the procedure, there is always a risk the doctor will discover something. He could not anticipate the journey this routine colonoscopy would put him on... His vitals were taken once we arrived, his Blood Pressure was 210/124! [...]

The Coffee Bean Book – #BeTheBean

I heard this story before this summer. I knew Jon Gordon and Damon West were releasing "The Coffee Bean". Without revealing too much but perking your curiosity... This is a story that starts with a carrot, an egg and a coffee bean. It has a simple message that is relevant for all ages. Once you've [...]

Nature’s Teacher

Each year we start our garden confident we know what we are planting, when it's going to harvest and how much to water. We know we have everything properly spaced apart. What we never can predict is Mother Nature, the weather, how dry or rainy it will be, will insects be an issue? We start [...]

Are You An Orchid Or A Dandelion?

"Why are children from the same family so different from each other?" - comes from actual differences in their experiences of the same family environment." Quote from "The Orchid and the Dandelion..." I just finished this book, "The Orchid and the Dandelion Why Some Children Struggle and How All Can Thrive" by W. Thomas Boyce, [...]

Gardening Magic!

Happy 4th of July! When the Memorial Day storm hit us, this plant was very damaged. We were not sure that it would make it. I wish I had a "before" picture when the plant was completely ravaged! I trimmed back the plant and kept tending to it. To our amazement, this week the plant [...]