Flowers arrived from a friend...
Lovely daughter popped the penny in the water and arranged the tulips.
My sister mentioned at her Garden Club, when introducing the guest speaker Des Kennedy,
that "Viagra would make tulips stand at attention"
the audience snickered and whispered excitedly amongst themselves...
I wonder if this really works.
(I think some of the audience might have had access to some of those little blue pills!)
Tulips ~ Day 4
why not try the penny trick and see if it works for you.
Spring tulips are for sale and right now they are very cheap.
The Bungalow Hostess cannot be without them
as they raise my spirits until my garden flowers can take over.
Did I mention that our cleaning gal has returned?
We really missed her visits.
She's wonderful and I love what she does to help keep our Humble Bungalow looking presentable.
But I digress.
A friend who lives up island and I had lunch together and we were enjoying
our food when she started to weep...
it seemed sudden and I was rather perplexed
what was moving her to tears?
as menopause affects us all so differently I didn't over react
(I can cry at the drop of a hat)
I offered her a tissue and waited...
she caught her breath, visibly shaken
she told me her husband has been diagnosed with leukemia....
she said if you have to get leukemia get the kind my husband has
CLL a type of chronic leukemia which has a longer time to develop
but it will get worse eventually and require treatment.
He may have 5 to 20 years before that happens
In the mean time he is scheduled for an MRI, a CAT scan, and various other tests...
they have quite the challenge ahead
and there are lots of friends who will help and be there to support them through this journey.
It's a shock for sure for all of us.
Life can be so fragile
it really shakes things up hearing of a loved one who is diagnosed with this wretched disease
and all I keep thinking is
"it's not fair"
Adele's CD 21
has been getting a lot of play
gorgeous and talented
she's perking things up here
I just cannot get enough of her sound...
in case you haven't heard
I love that YOU come by
and do me the honour of your company...
an ordinary woman
with a desire to write
about the mundane
the simple things in life
learning to accept my limitations
nudging closer to 60
feeling gratitude in every pore of my being
and possibly learning to be comfortable in my own skin one picture at a time.
Hug and hold tight someone you love today.