Showing posts from April, 2020

CoronaVirus Pandemic - Has Life Gotten A New Normal?

Coronavirus or Co-Vid 19 has taken lives of so many Americans, along with many other nationalities, and may simply have changed our lives forever. Many states have been under a shutdown for 30 days or longer and some are looking to extend that now that May 1st is rolling around. Many families have completely changed to a new routine with children doing E-Learning at home, many parents working from home, and many without jobs due to this shutdown. Many feel that the shutdown and all the steps that government has taken is a full abuse of power, while others feel that the steps have been helpful and some have even asked why more has not been done. A nation divided is what we always will be, as not everyone will ever agree upon the steps to take in these times.  As I listened to the governor's update yesterday on our state and the preparations we are making to return to an open society, I was thinking that I believe life as we knew it before the pandemic has simply vanished. Are masks

Sunday Blessings #10

Good Morning! It's a rainy, but bright morning here on the farm. I am thankful for the bright skies as I am hoping that means an end to the rains that have fell for about 24 hours now. Everything is getting green and I am fully aware that spring is upon us, but with highs in the mid 50's it sure does not feel like spring. I am thankful that we had decent weather for the time that my cousin and his wife visited from out of state this weekend. This post is ging to be a little different than the others as I want to post photos instead of writing a long post of things I am thankful for.  My daughter who loves the outdoors and the rural life.  Two of my dear friends Another dear friend Country roads in the winter time Horseback riding Memories like this taken at the state fair several years ago Family I could share so many more but I will leave the others for another time. I hope you will join in and share your Sunday Blessings with us. Link up below!  Link Here  

Cleaning, Purging and Quarantine Life

Since the closing of  the beauty shop, in a local nursing home, that my daughter works in almost a month ago my life has certainly been different. I had my grand doll 4 days a week for 9 hours or more a day and our days consisted of preschool, at home, and playing. Being an only child, she does not like to play alone and I was usually the 'friend' she needed daily. These days she is with mom most of the day, although I thankfully still see her as they live very close to us. The time apart has given me some time to work on cleaning the clutter that had accumulated due to all of our crafts, preschool activities, and just daily life. It has also given me time to purge some of my business supplies and closets and I have done just that.  I am sure that our trash man feels overwhelmed with the full dumpster that he has had the past couple of weeks. ( Not all of it has been ours- I didn't have that much.) I have managed to probably fill it completely once in 2 weeks and probably a

Sunday Blessings #9

Good Morning to each of you! I hope you have all had an amazing week and our full of blessings today! I usually begin this with a short blurb about my week, but I just want to get right to the blessings for the week.  Sunday Blessings 1. My mother-in-law has been fighting Co-Vid 19 little over a week now and seems to be improving. Now, I have a very difficult relationship with her and feel that my husband would be truly blessed if she would have passed, but I am thankful for his sake that she is surviving and overcoming. I am honestly surprised as her lungs are not in good shape and she has other of the high risks as well. Even the nurse did not give her great odds. Thankfully, she is doing well enough that they expect her to return to the nursing home today.  2. I was blessed to hear that my cousin plans to visit from Virginia this coming weekend. We are still practicing social distancing and I know it is not the best time, but he will be picking up a motor that he purchased from my h

Sunday Blessings #8

 Happy Easter! I am so blessed to be writing this week's Sunday blessings as I truly was not sure I would write it on Friday as I was truly having a mental breakdown and was scared of how I was feeling. It seemed as though my walls were closing in on me and that everything in my life was changing so quickly and I had no control. It was scary and sad. Once, I spoke with a friend and talked some of it out, I was feeling much better. I know that I have many things to be thankful for and that there are many blessings in the world, but it suddenly felt that there was nothing in my life worth fighting for.  I am blessed to have good long- time friends in my life and I am blessed to have the online friends that I have as well. Many of you have reached out and asked how I have been with all the crazy that is our world these days. I am so blessed by that. The moments that someone truly wants to know how I am is a moment that I truly feel that I am blessed the most.  I am blessed with my hus

Sunday Blessings #6

Sunday Blessings  This is a place you can share your blessings each week in hopes that we encourage others. Feel free to link up your own Sunday Blessings post , so that we can visit you as well.  GOOD SUNDAY MORNING WELCOME TO SUNDAY BLESSINGS I write this amidst a pandemic in our country known as Co-Vid 19. Many of us have never experienced anything like this and hopefully, never will again. Life has seemingly changed overnight and brought uncertainty and fear to many of us. Grocery stores putting limits on items like toilet paper, paper towels, chicken and cleaning supplies. Consumers racing to the store to load cartloads of food and household items into their cars, leaving others with nothing to be able to use. It is sad to see the greediness that has seemed to take over, but for each of those stories, you can find a person that is giving or going out of their way to care for others.  I have thought long and hard as to what I would write this morning as I have been feeling down a l

Saturday 9: Could've Been

Could've Been Welcome to Saturday 9 . What we've committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do "random questions," so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don't have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love memes, however, and here is today's meme!   Saturday 9: Could've Been (1987) Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here . 1) This wistful song is about a love affair that ended. What song reminds you of a long-ago love? A. The song "What Could Have Been" by Little Texas.  2) It was written by Lois Blaisch, a singer-songwriter who performs at clubs around Los Angeles and has sung outdoors at Disneyland. Would you prefer to attend a concert indoors, or outside under the stars? A. Indoors due to weather concer