Friday, May 27, 2011

Help With Our Emotions

Read the new post on our second blog, At Home with Loretta Online.
The title is an interesting subject that may provide a little comfort for you. Enjoy!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

My Lawn and Garden

Good Morning and here's hoping you weren't in any of the storms last eve. We had a scare last night when a tornado was on the ground just 12 miles south of us! It was scary for a moment, with the dark clouds, and seeing it taking form, but it turned suddenly to the east and we were spared! We thank God for hearing our prayers!
  I am sadden we have to leave our many flowers, etc. behind, but I suppose we can take solace in being able to take pictures. However, it is not like being able to go out and smell the gardenias that have bloomed and taking in the beauty of the hydrangeas.
  I took a few pictures and thought I'd share them with you. Enjoy!

These are our different Lilies.

A tall Glad. They are beautiful!

All Hardy Glads. I love the rich burgandy

Lantana and Hardy Glads

One of my Hydrangeas

Gardenia. They really smell good today.
  I picked a bouquet and carried them to Mom. She loves getting fresh flowers! If you try the Hardy Glads, they are a delight to have, and, they can be left in the ground! My pink lantana is slow this season, because of no rain. Yes I watered everything! The rose of Sharon is trying to bloom and I had one bloom on the butterfly bush. I will share them with you next post. Have a wonderful day. Hugs!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Veggies From Our Garden

 Good Morning to one and all! We are saddened once again for our negihbors, their loss, and particular the loss of their loved ones. These are natural disasters, acts man can not control. Please know, you are in so many of our prayers and as we reach out to you in so many way, know your deeply loved by us all!

  It is so hard to post of good things in your life when you see so much suffering of others. So, I thought I would tell you about my garden. I didn't have a good one this year because of the lack of rain and not being able to take care of it as I normally do. My Mom, bless her, did what she could while we were moving, by harvesting what was there. She took the pictures, so I hope you can view them clearly.
The tomatoes are small, but they are sooo good!

The squash and beans are doing ok since the rain

The hot pepper is really growing. Louisiana Hot Pepper Sauce
to share with my sisters

Mom sliced up the bell peppers to get them ready for the freezer
I was stunned when I saw it...look closely at the front of the picture
that is a huge cucumber that grew underneath the tomato plants. We
both missed seeing it! Of course, I gave it to Mom.

There were 4 qt. bags, so I divided them between the two of us.

We had more harvesting of the beans, cucumbers and squash and Mom put them away in the freezer.
I thought I wouldn't have anything this year, but you know, I'm thankful for what we have, although it isn't a lot, it will be enough for the both of us.

 Hope you enjoyed seeing our harvest. Mom forgot to take pictures of the meal she cooked for us while we were working, but know, it was delicious! Hope your week is filled with peace and happiness. Until then...xoxoxo from Loretta and Family.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Hi Everyone...I'm Back

Good Monday Evening to you all! Thank you sooo very much for your encouraging and kind words from the both of us! We really needed then all and they came at a time when we thought about just giving up. Your prayers and friendship were needed and you supported us without fail.
I had a bad flare-up from the fibro, and that really got me down and set me back, then James' mom was found on the floor alone and abandoned in her home. That was a terrible blow to both of us. We are currently trying to bring her into our home, and we've had to give up space to do so, but worth all the effort we have gone through to do so.

 My Mother-in-law is so happy to be coming into our home, and looking forward to my caring for her. I hope I'll be worthy of her trust and hopes. Pray that we will be able to care for her as long as possible, because she is in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. I thought I'd share some before and after pics with you.

 Dear friends, I'm still not done, but I have made some progress. The old house seem to have more than this one. I've resolved to take it one day at a time and forget about tryng to hurry things along. Things aren't the best, because I'm working alone and still trying to get through this flare-up. The kitchen does look a bit better now. I cooked our first meal, but forgot to take a picture. How soon we forget huh? Well, I just want to say hello and to let you know, I'm back to reality. Give me a few and I'll be visiting soon. Until then....luv you!
What a mess huh? Work still in progress

Sorry, this is after some of the madness! The dining room.

The other side of the dining room.

You know me...always getting this backwards!

The front porch was done after I hung the curtains.
We have six-over-six and I did them first. Even though the house isn't done, I take the time to sit for a spell and watch the kids play in the park across the street.
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