COVID Bird Watching

Is anyone else ready to get out & figure out what our new normal is? While I am navigating COVID rules, I am finding a peace & tranquility in bird watching. Listening to the birds singing is calming & comforting, it’s a familiar sound year after year. Yay! That has not changed! Bird in Flight [...]

Flower Fotos – Spring 2020 Part 2

There is so much to be anxious about in the news these days...blogging some soothing and calm flower fotos! Vacation Flowers Thanksgiving Centerpiece Holiday Flowers Vacation Flowers Beautiful Day Bouquet One Flower Focus Shelter in Place Flowers Practice Flowers Foto Into Focus Foto Lighting Candles for All Essential Workers; especially Healthcare Workers!😷💕 Praying everyone stays [...]

Foodie Fotos – Spring 2020 Part 1

COVID-19 is all over the news and social media. I want to post something soothing and comforting. What is more comforting than Food?! Here are my best foodie fotos...:) Stay tuned for more fotos in this series...(Flowers, Garden and Vacation). Fresh Vegetables from our Garden#thepatientgardener Garden Vegetables#thepatientgardener My Absolute Favorite Photo of our Fall Harvest!!!#thepatientgardener [...]

Let’s BE KIND!

With the COVID-19 stats ever evolving...The last week has changed everything! People are scrambling at grocery stores, restaurants and bars just closed, schools are closed, no large group events. Today, I went to the grocery store and was pleased to find some water! When I got to the checkout, the checker informed me that I [...]

Today is the End…Tomorrow is the Beginning!

How was this year for you? Last December 31st, what were your hopes for 2019? Did you meet or exceed your expectations? Was this year one of the worst you've had in a long time? Every New Year brings about Hope & Faith to tackle those New Year's Resolutions or to start the new year [...]

“What is Your Joy?”

Last weekend I went to a new Primary Care Doctor appointment. This is a big deal for me because I have not had a Primary Care Doctor for over ten years. I do the maintenance; the OB/Gyno appt., my mammogram, I get blood work through my employer. I reflected, "I'm getting these wellness labs done, [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]