We are happy you are here for another week of friendly sharing! As always, you can find the fill-ins here and at 15andmeowing.com each Thursday. On Fridays, we post the link for sharing. Please link your post as directed. You can answer in the comments, if you need to. Remember to visit other blogs. It takes a while, I know. But, there is no rush, and it is very much worthwhile.
It has been an unsettling week here. The weather was very odd. Our 24” of snow on the ground is completely gone! We had rain, storms, and above average temperatures. There has been a lot of flooding.
For the second time just this year, a close friend of mine has lost a spouse. I am just trying to be there for support. My heart goes out to them. This is a very real fear, especially as we get older. One cannot help but look at one’s own mortality. While it remains a fear within most of us, one cannot live in fear. Instead, let us look at that love and celebrate it, now. It will comfort us later.
Chloe Jo took a turn for the worse. She has been having pain, along with her kidney and intestinal issues. Consequently, she has been very moody, irritable, and clingy. Bee and Clyde have been trying to not annoy her. They seem to have always understood that she has special needs. Bless their hearts. I won’t know anything about Chloe Jo’s status for a while. She had some med. changes and has another follow-up next week. She will probably have more tests, too.
I am still having health issues, too. Doctors, tests, etc. take time. So, it has been a busy week. Thank you for understanding that life gets in the way of fun and games. Even when I have to read on the run, and can’t always comment, please know that I am there and care. I appreciate each of you.
Have a wonderful weekend. Stay safe, warm, and healthy. I will see you soon. Hugs!
1. My favorite president is Ronald Reagan because he was a true American. In my humble opinion, that is what it takes to be President of the United States. He came from modest Midwestern roots. He worked his way up in life, setting and meeting goals. He was intelligent, humourous, and he had heart. Dubbed “The Great Communicator”, he was well-respected worldwide. He cut taxes, while increasing military strength, believing and proving “peace through strength”. He clearly reiterated the purpose of government. He brought control back to the people, reducing their dependence on “government”.
I base my belief and thoughts on personal experience. I was there, just beginning my adulthood. Beaten and desperate, America had come through a difficult period: the Vietnam conflict, Watergate, The Hostage Crisis to name a few. The gas crisis and job shortages were affecting everyone. Parents were laid off, friends couldn’t find jobs. Ronald Reagan renewed hope. And, he kept his promises. We all profited from his sensible thinking. It worked.
On a final note, Mr. Reagan also loved animals. He was quite well known for his dogs and horses.
2. This weekend, I have plans to make a special dinner for Bill. I am making homemade cabbage rolls, pierogis, and kielbasa. This was all by his special request. No music night, as his friend is in Poland, visiting relatives.
3. I wear my gold cross necklace every day. Bill bought it for me and I do not take it off. It is a constant reminder that God is always with me and that I am loved.
4. I believe that we are responsible for the things that we do that we shouldn’t do. I also believe that we are also responsible for the things that we should do, but choose not to do. These are facets of karma.
~Cook up some fun this weekend!~
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