These are random musings of my life journey, the people, animals, places, and events which have woven, and continue to weave, a tapestry that is me. We all know there is no real destination, only the ongoing experiences which blend together, creating the trail. Each step gives a glimpse of what is to come, without allowing me to see the end result. It is exciting. I have a home base that is mine, that gives me a place to rest. This is it. This is where my heart is, no matter where I journey...................

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Winding Up the Week

We're having rain. It has rained just about every day for a while, some days not much more than a smattering, but it is nice to have it, nonetheless. Today I've had about 1/4 inch. Nothing to write home about, but it's good enough for the blog!! LOL! I noticed that the hills were light green today when I drove back from Capitan, what a nice sight!

Gail came over this morning with two teenagers who carried my big overstuffed recliner to the bed of my truck. We drove to Gail's and they carried it into her house. I like the recliner, but it is very big, and took up a lot of room in my living room. I noticed that I had not sat in it for at least two months, so I decided it was time to let it go. It looks really good at Gail's, and I have two chairs in it's place here! I brought the "rescued rocker" in and it looks nice in here. My living room seems better, more open. I really like the new look.

This evening I was planning to watch The Bucket List, and Gail came over to watch it with me. Good movie. I missed it when it was in the theaters. I'm going to go to bed in a few minutes and watch To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar. I don't think I've ever seen it. If so I can't remember it.

I had a sad phone call this week. It was from a friend from KC. She worked for me and then when we both were doing private practice, we worked together and consulted with one another. Her husband has been battling pancreatic cancer for over a year. A few months ago I got happy news that the cancer markers in his blood were very, very low, and giving hope that he might be one of the lucky ones to beat it. Then his system stopped absorbing the nutrients in his food, and he was losing weight rapidly. He was put on meds to help the nutrition assimilation, and he seemed to be stabilizing a bit. One of the physiological effects of nutrition not being processed and utilized in the body is that the walls of blood vessels become thin. Jeff died from an aneurysm, suddenly and quickly just a few days ago. He was just 46 years old. Please keep Ellen and the family in your meditations and prayers.

Ellen said she really wants to get out of town, away from the memories for a few days, and I think she is going to come here. I don't know when just yet, but I suspect it will be fairly soon. She has no obligations right now. The children are grown, her parents who lived with them are at her sister's for now. I know how much it helped me to be away from the familiar for a while after Glenn's death, so I hope she will take advantage this.

Well, I'm working tomorrow, so I'd better get to bed. Looks like I'd better save the movie for another night. I'm really tired! I probably won't get the Sunday Funnies out tomorrow. Sorry. I'll post tomorrow night, and who knows what might come of it!! :D


  1. I'm so sorry about your you, I know the benefit of getting away from the familiar. I'm glad you can be there for her.

  2. I am very sorry to hear about your friend's loss. I hope she will take you up on your offer. But at any rate it is good that she knows you're there for her.

  3. I love the smell of a desert rain.

    I'm so sorry about your friend's loss. That's so young. I hope she does come to visit you. That would be a balm to anyone's soul.

  4. I am so sorry to hear about Ellen. I will keep her in my thoughts and prayers.

    Have you noticed that your home is becoming a place for people to come when they need to heal their heart. I think that says a lot about you and your home. You are awesome Lynilu.

  5. Froggi, thank you, and yes, I know you get it. :) As for being there .... what are friends for?

    Daisy, I'm pretty sure she will come out. She knows she needs it, and she's not one to ignore her signals. And thanks.

    Jenster, I think because of the dustiness, the rains smells better here than anywhere! Yes, I hope she comes, and I have little doubt that she will. She will take care of herself, I think.

    Caroline, I know Ellen will appreciate that. It has been very hard for her, especially with the roller coaster ride in the last few weeks. I hadn't thought about that, but if my home can be a haven, then I'm glad. Thank you, dear friend.

  6. I am very sad for your friend :(

    My parents loved the Bucket List!

  7. MQ, thanks, I know she will appreciate it.

    Great movie!!


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