Sunday, November 3, 2013

Good Morning,

Well I finally managed to get back on track. Actually, that's not quite correct. I still have a couple of blogs not updated. But what matters is that I am trying. This is the third one I updated this morning, which says quite a lot, considering how rough this past year and a half has been for me. My blog
Just For Today has been neglected for quite some time. I felt rather bad about it since this blog enabled me to navigate my way through some pretty rough waters.

Holidays have arrived? Already? :) They will be difficult without my sweet Johnny, but I will do okay. Life is good; to good to waste my time feeling sorry for myself, or worse, choosing to become a spectator in life rather than a participator.
Thanksgiving will be at my place with my son, his wife and their two
precious little girls.  We'll spend Christmas together too, which makes things a little easier.

I love the holidays, always have. Love the magic that seems to happen once they arrive. People's hearts turn home. Everybody's thoughts drift back to the good old days. People are more kind, more patient, more willing to help somebody else.

 You don't have to look at your calendar either, to notice a holiday has arrived. You're reminded when you go shopping. All the stores shelves are overstuffed with new gadgets, perfumes, toys, decorations (the type depending upon what holiday it is). Excitement is in the air- is everywhere. Just wish this magic would last longer- like forever.I hope today finds each of you doing well, surrounded by people who love you, who truly care about you and what makes you happy. I hope you have not forgotten how special and unique you are.  I'm hoping too, that if you're living where it is very cold -you stay warm and toasty, enjoy some hot chocolate with whipped cream or perhaps miniature marshmellows.

We're just entering our cold weather. Our beautiful trees, that were only a couple of weeks ago wearing dresses of hot pinks, yellows, gold and brown are  now almost completely bare.

I've had the wonderful privilege of seeing many deer outside my patio door
of late. They are so beautiful, so gentle, and seemingly not intimidated at all by my presence. They hear the sliding glass door open, raise their heads from feeding, look right at me for a long moment, then go back to eating. As long as I remain quiet they'll usually feed in the area for a half hour or more.

I miss Johnny so much during these times. While trucking, and knowing my love for the deer, he stopped at a deer farm once. It was an unexpected surprise, one greatly appreciated because giving me that surprise meant he had to drive farther that day.

Well, dear hearts, as you know my hands bother me quite a bit so must cut this short. Remember life is create a beautiful memory today. I have updated my Just For Today blog....finally. Please stop by if you have time and let you friends know about this blog. I had a great following once but you know how it goes, you make plans and LIFE HAPPENS. Here's the link:

Thanks for the love,





I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It is always good to see a post from you and it's good to hear about your sweet memories of the deer too. No matter what you have those memories with you always. Having some family to spend holidays with is important and makes a difference. I have a friend that doesn't have any family and she won't join others for Thanksgiving or Christmas either, I've asked her over, but she won't come. It's sad to think she's home alone. We are blessed to have our families.

Debbie said...

I'm so glad you made time to update your blog. Your presence has been greatly missed. Happy holidays, my friend.

Kath said...

Just found this entry this evening Barb.I am so happy you are back to writing your beautiful words.I do understand it must be hard for you ,when you suffer with your hands so.I love the magic of Christmas too,even though I don't see my family,like I used to.Times change and we have to make good of what is sent to us Barb.Lifes too short to sit and moan.I pray for you every day,even if I am not in contact.Know you are loved very much and I look forward to reading more of your posts.Sending love up to Johnny too,he'll be watching you and waiting,theres nothing surer than that.The dear are beautiful gentle creatures,just like you.How lovely you have them on your doorstep.Take Care God Bless Kath xx

Sarah! said...

Hello again Dear Barb...
I am pleased to read your blog. It is a lovely entry. Christmas is such a lovely time of the year when families gather together. I would like to wish you a lovely Thanksgiving too. Take care my dear friend from across the pond. My Thoughts and Prayers are with you. xxx