Life is good

In the living room there is a bookshelf .

Long ago memories that sit on the shelves. Pictures of a couple people that we have lost.

A few of my grandmas pictures are on the top shelf.

The ashes of the father of my children sits in a box on the next shelf. His photo sits beside it.

They are there to remind us that life is good ❤️

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Single at 44??!!

Your life is half over you say.

All your good days are gone

No more smiling babies at your breast at night.

No more husband to back up into keep warm.

It’s over right?!

Nope now is the time for you to shine.

Do your best you! Make yourself happy! Paint a fence, build a chicken coop and raise chicken! Work in the garden and grow things. Do what makes you happy!

I am 44 and single. I honestly am perfectly happy without a man to report to. Or to ask if I can do/ buy something. I don’t need a man to fix things because most of the time the help I need won’t be something simple. I don’t like to ask for help. This is something my husband and I had in common and it made us a very powerful couple when we were strong together. We could conquer the world … Or so we thought.

I really don’t think I’ll ever find a man who could fill his shoes.

We divorced yes. I left him.

It wasn’t because I didn’t love him though.

Rest in peace Bryan one day I’ll see you again. Not too soon though. I have a lot to do here still. A lot to accomplish…

This and that

Here’s just a few things I’ve been doing the past couple days.

I got some flower seeds from Chuck at work so I made a window box out of some scratch pieces of wood I had leftover. The seeds came complimentary in a box of Honey nut Cheerios #bringbackthebees

I caught a beautiful glimpse at work of an adorable hummingbird bird. And the beautiful Bougainvillea!

Later I harvested my sunflowers

Took a selfie with Bougainvillea #realflowerchallenge

Went to dinner with the kids at Ah So Sushi

Had the ladies knocking at the back door!

Spent Friday Eve in the yard

Got a cool looking copy of a painting at Ross. Then I put white lights behind it to make it glow. It’s so pretty!

Chickens

Well I’ve been a chicken mom for 6 months now. After the massacre back in August when my dog killed the three chickens and the one survived. I figured it was a sign to not give up.

“Rousey” went 3 rounds with “Eva” and she didn’t give up. I wasn’t going to give up on her. So here we are. A little flock of 5 hens. We did have a large Wyandotte rooster but he became too aggressive and bit me and had to go. I had been warned about it but still held out hope that he would be ok. He may end up being just fine for someone else with the patience to work with him. I however do not.

We are collecting about usually 2-4 eggs a day now. Which are piling up because we aren’t real big egg eaters.

Lucius had his “pre fair” showmanship competition on Saturday. He did very well on the showing the bird part but not so well on the written part. I am very proud of him. I hope that he I able to get to go to the fair.

I shouldn’t have started writing this so late I’m exhausted and half asleep.. will. I’ll have to write tomorrow….

Crafty old lady!

So I’ve become quite the artsy fartsy crafter. I never was when I was younger. I have to stay busy or I think too much about things I don’t want to think about.

So I do all kinds of things. From building things from wood to.

Falling asleep now though.

Grandma Daniels 

My grandma passed away this morning between 3 and 4 am.  She is no longer in pain and fighting to breath.  She is with her mom and dad and brothers again.

Born to William and Ora Elmer in 1931

She married Bill Daniels they had 5 children.

She was a loving kind hearted woman who I love and miss very much.

Rest in peace grandma!

read her obituary 

Memorial service is Wednesday September 6, 2017.    It will be a full moon.

When she was young.
Susie her beloved dog. Passed away in 2016