Monday, January 21, 2013

It's all a blur... me I blinked...and it's Monday 21st. Some of you know what's going on through IG-for the rest of you my friends-I'm going to give you a re-cap:
Last Friday, my dad was rushed to the E.R. with his blood sugar over 600 (his glucose meter only goes to 599) and his BP was over 200/120. A brain scan showed a blood clot due to a blunt force trauma he suffered before Christmas. He was accidentally knocked over by a grocery store employee and my dad hit his head on the way down. Fast forward to stroke, no more bleeding, he's in an amazing re-hab center making good progress. His insulin was cut in half and even though he has his "la-la" moments, I savor his moments of lucidity. My mom is s-l-o-w-l-y doing ok...but that can easily slip at any moment. My brother and I are doing everything we can to make each of their lives...well...livable. I'm surprised I sleep at night.
I had my 49th birthday a week passed quietly this year.
I should have posted this on the 14th...but the sentiments are still the same.

I released 2 beautiful female an 1 very handsome male monarch last week.

One will emerge tomorrow and I still have 3 left. The weather is super warm for their release...We're just going on 9 straight days of wind...(grrrrrr) So Frankie made me this cute little net carrier to take the butterflies to a less windy spot.

I found Juniper berries in my spice cabinet. I'm sure there is a very good reason and recipe somewhere-I've just forgotten! But I liked how they photographed at any rate.

Frankie, Austin and I drove downtown for a hike. was just beautiful. 80* and NO dang wind! We hiked up to the Griffith Observatory. The views of the entire valley in all directions was breathtaking. Was not thrilled, however, w/Matilda's performance...I have got to send her away to get the focus points aligned...Honestly, I don't know why I'm dragging my heels...well actually I do...I'm mad that I have to do it in the first place!
I've loved having today off, I got a lot done and I wanted so bad to sit and visit with you all.
I ticked off everything on my list...
I'm off to visit your blogs.
Happy (no wind) Snapping


  1. Happy Birthday you cutie...I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's troubles but sounds like he is doing somewhat better. You have had your hands full this year with both's always troubling when Mom or Dad have health issues. I will say extra prayers for both Mom & Dad & you...chin up!!

  2. If I could reach through this screen I would give you a great big hug. {{hugs}} and then I'd slide you a cupcake and totally embarrass everyone by singing Happy Birthday totally out of tune. (possibly on purpose cause that's how I roll!). It goes without saying that I would not wish elderly health issues on anyone - I nursed both of my parents at their end and though I treasure every day with them, it failed miserably from how I imagined it would be when they got older.

    Hang in there, and along with Deanna, loads of extra prayers from this corner.

  3. Happy belated birthday my friend. When it rains, it pours...right?!?! Wish I could take you out for a drink :)

  4. We're close to the same age, you and I. Happy birthday (twice if I already told you on IG). You can never get too many birthday wishes though, can you. Even days and weeks later, a belated birthday wish is still a good thing.

    I'm glad your dad is doing better. I hope he's back to normal soon and that your mom holds up through all of this. I'm thinking about you.

  5. I have not been on IG...I am very sorry to hear about your Dad. I am glad he is doing much better. You have taken an emotional beating my friend. Wish I was still out West...I'd give you a big hug. Hang in there...if you need to vent...just holla! You are in my prayers. Xoxo

  6. Happy Belated Birthday Kelly! I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. I will say a prayer for his speedy recovery.

  7. Glad to hear your dad is doing better - Sorry I missed your Birthday - Happy Birthday!! xo

    I sure hope everything settles down for you, sweet thing!

  8. Happy Belated Birthday, Hugs to your Mom and Dad! Missing you since I'm only intermittently on IG and blog hopping time has slowed from little to even less! Hope 2013 starts getting a bit better for you soon♥♥♥


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