This Week at OwyheeStar
The month of May–it brings so many things our direction; as spring envelopes us while we dream of summer adventures. This might include a vacation, or simply what we can harvest from the garden–big red tomatoes. (Yum) We will not be growing a garden this year. Deven’s folks have a giant one in the works, and we may be able to get weekly produce from them. If we cannot work out something, then there are a couple of places nearby that offer reasonable, and organic buys.
This Week on the Blog….
We are once again thankful for the updates that make this possible! Some of you have gone out of your way to make sure we have an excellent blog featuring your OwyheeStar. Of course, no one could top Jean, and Nancy. Pictured above you see their two girls, who are closely related, but as different as day and night. Regardless, the gals are able to enjoy the challenge, and the journey together. Their stories, and efforts warm our heart in ways we are sure you understand. If you missed the post, it was published on May 5, and you can grab the link below.
Sunday May 3— Arai
Monday May 4— Princess Winnie
Tuesday May 5 – Hazy Skye Daze
Wednesday May 6 — At the Oregon Coast with Zurie
Thursday May 7 —Laps for Maizie
Friday May 8— Luna’s Counsins
On a very personal note……
Cliff and I have continued with our major undertaking–the remodel, and relocation of us (and the OwyheeStar Weims). If you don’t know, we are moving into the old farmhouse. It is modest, and this includes size-wise too. It will be a good decision when it is done, but for now, we are pressed to get it ready for us to make the move before summer’s end. For those who follow us on Facebook, I created a page titled ‘Moving Cliff and Shela‘ — not many folks have discovered it yet. I have not invited people to the page. Seriously, I am just trying out the post to see if it something we want to do.
Poor Cliff has not been well this week. It is enough dealing with all my doctor appointments, and follow-up treatments that keep me going. Nonetheless, he is working hard, but you know how it feels to be on the edge of not being able to go anymore. He has been there for the last few days. I made a big kettle of chicken-corn-chowder. I knew he didn’t feel much like eating, but that seemed to help. There is one bowl left for lunch today. Yesterday, I went to lunch, and I left Cliff and Deven the soup warming on the stove, plus sandwich material. Cliff ate a bowl of soup. Deven ate two large bowls, and a turkey sandwich. He must have liked the soup. Seriously, there is nothing like homemade soup–if you are eating soup. I try not to use the stuff in cans whenever possible. No, I don’t follow a recipe. People will always ask me for the recipes, and I shrug. I usually work with the ingredients I have to make whatever we get. I am glad Cliff likes my homemade soups.
As for my health, it seems to be a bit better. I am very much struggling with the Lymphedema; however, it is not getting worse. I have six physical therapy visits over the next six weeks. We spread them out, because insurance companies don’t like to let you have them, for some reason. Physical therapy is costly–I do what I can on my own too. In addition, I have a couple of massage, and acupuncture appointments to help curb the problems. I have to wear a compression sleeve everyday, and limit how much I use that arm, letting the swelling get out of control would not be smart. I do what I must, and even things I am not asked to do. I have adjusted my diet, and tried various approaches to controlling toxins. Everyone has them, but in my case, my body doesn’t have the system to pump them out in certain regions. Some of you probably know what I mean.
Thank you for your love and support. Keep the puppy updates coming–photos are nice, but it really helps to have at least two or three sentences to go with a photo. Updates without photos are tough; we live in a visual world. Who wasn’t warmed by the photo of the two blue girls laying side-by-side? A picture speaks volumes, doesn’t it?