The sun is shining a little, but I'm at work and can't see it from my cave. Rob the neighborhood metal collector came yesterday and got the metal roofing out of the barnlot for me. I was so scared one of the cows was going to slice a leg on it. I bet your new calves are cute!! I can spend hours just watching the interaction between the calves and their mothers and the other calves.
I put an envelope in the mail today. I know it will give you a smile. Please do not over do!!! Take care and tell Phil its okay to spoil you just a little!!
Love Ya Julie Singer
Sunshine and laughing...the best therapy ever! I think we should all drive with a teddy bear strapped to our chest. Perhaps road rage would disappear...and all our teddy bears sitting idle would feel needed and of course, what bear doesn't LOVE a roadtrip!
So good to have you home!
Must be really great for you and Phil to be back on the ranch together. Sounds as if your're back to pushing fast forward. Don't move so fast that you have to rewind. Just enjoy each day and soon you will be full steam ahead.
I am so glad to hear that you are home and have your chair, Phil and the Pup. Now you can give lots of orders while at the same time loving Phil and the Pup.
These past few days have kept me going for sure. Got home from the OHSET meet at 10:30 pm and discovered the cows were out which means next to the road and glad the big guy was watching out for them and keeping them out from in front of speeding cars!!!. I got the main group back in and the hole fixed, but the three new heifers (black baldies) decided to not follow the herd and finally let me put them in my neighbors field. She said as I got her up that it was fine to leave them since I had to be in The Dalles by 9:00 am for a meeting. I think I am going to go for Charlois's since they show up better in the dark lol. Made it to The Dalles and back to find my other neighbor wondering what to do with the cows since they were in the lane along side my field. Well to make a frustrating experience with him short all cows put back in and all fences fixed Sunday morning. I'm still not ready for the Condo unit, but there are times it sounds kinda good.
I am going to put a little something in the mail for you tomorrow and hope you will enjoy it.
Please take care and do not over do!!!! Tell everyone there Hi for me and I will write again soon. Love Ya Julie Singer
We know you are back in Fossil and settling in with your new chair. Take it easy and be an above average slacker when it comes to any duties around the place. Let the Crew deal with it and don't be afraid to cop an attitude.
By the end of next week we expect you to lace up the Red Ball Jets and start asserting yourself. Rome wasn't built in a day but you weren't running that operation.
Okay, I am just going to say it. You are having way too many tea parties. I fear you may go through withdrawal when you get back to Fossil so perhaps your granddaughters can give you a set and one of their of their dolls or animals so you and Phil can have your own tea party. Nothing wild now! ;-)
Seriously, I am so happy that you have done so well! Your loving and genuine care for others, your strong character and our God have made your success thus far possible. I know this next part of your recovery journey will be just as positive. Please, please don't overdo. You will continue to be in our prayers. Much love, Kellie & Tim
So today is your departure from the spa! We are all glad you have made such progress. When I think about it I realize I never considered any different result. Positive thinking or just obtuse? Either way good job.
Post those 'LEAVE ME ALONE I AM SLEEPING' signs at all points of entry. Of course you might want to come up with something a little more cordial but not too much. Have a safe trip home and don't let Phil stop in De-Ah-De-Ah.
Nancy, we are so delighted to hear about your progress. Thank you for keeping us posted.
We begin our move this week. Can't wait until we're all settled and can see you and Phil.
Keep up the great work. LOVE that positive attitude.
Can you please make Milne stop being mean to me? I am sensitive you know!
So keep getting better and keep up the Journal-we all like it and it has become part of my day.
By the way don't let Mill Knee read this.
So if you are leaving the splendor that is the luxury resort spa that was formerly M&Ms house and returning to Fossil are you not worried about the possibility of your greatest 'step backwards' to date? Oh well all 'all too good of things must come to an end'.
If I even sense a minute of self pity I may be forced to pull from the annals of Butte Creek a revised version of my Kara 'You little......' speech and it won't be pretty!
Remember to post those "Leave me alone I am sleeping" signs at all points of entry so you can get the rest you need. Of course if I come over those signs might as well be in Arabic because as usual my low level of social skills controls my behavior and I will barge right in unannounced.
P.S. Have you seen my laptop? It has to be around here somewhere!
Hi Nancy. It has been some time since I wrote in your guestbook....even though I read your postings every day. Doing so has become an important part of my daily routine! Thank you for keeping up with it. If you missed a day I would really worry that something was not going well. All in all it seems like you're on a road to recovery...not an easy road but definitely going in the right direction. I hope they get that blood viscosity figured out soon. Just goes to show the human body is very complicated.
We've decided we're not showing up at the B&B until you're back cooking breakfast and greeting us with your morning smiles...we are just not sure we want to eat breakfast cooked only by Fossil Phil. Plus, we're worried he'll be hugging us more when you're not around. By the way - why doesn't Phil write in your guestbook (at least I've never noticed a posting from him)? Does he need a kick in the you-know-where?
Day by day, Nancy! Best of luck to you each day. We're here thinking about you every step of the way.
Karen of Karen and Rene here.
Writing to let you know you have soooo much and soooo often been on my mind, at different times and different circumstances almost daily. I relish in the gift you are giving your grandbabies by sharing the non-renewable resource of your time with them. Oh how they will look back on this experience! Such a gift! This is what I have been pondering most intensely recently as re: you and your gifts. Please do know I have stuggled on the "words" for this note. I hope they are adequate. I trust you understand what I am trying to communicate, as it is sent with love and respect. Best wishes to all.
Karen of Karen and Rene
I am so glad you are getting better and rehab is starting JUST DON"T OVER DO!!!!!!
I judged OHSET meet yesterday all afternoon and again this morning until noon. Came to work for a few hours then back again this evening. I get to get up very early saturday to be at a meeting in The Dalles by 9:00AM. Sure glad I am getting younger not older. I keep you in my thoughts all the time and know you are being well taken care of.
I know you will feel even better when you are back home in Fossil, but you will have little granddaughter's withdrawal. Take care and I will communicate on Tuesday.
Love ya Julie Singer
So great to hear that you are lacing up those sneaks! Don't overdue, we're looking forward to having you back home soon, don't want another "one step back" posting. We had a great time at RJs last night, all the Irish eyes were smiling - perhaps it was the green beer!
Lots of karaoke, dancing, and carrying on. Have a restful weekend and we're crossing our fingers that your homecoming is anon!
Love Anne and the OPLI crew
Sounds like you are on the "home stretch". I'm sure it will feel awesome to be back in your own home. why am I not surprised that you overdo? You never did run in low gear! That will be a challenge, but one you will have to conquer. I am so happy for your new lease on life :-)
Miss Nancy and Crew,
I am so happy to hear you are making progress! The Crew is to be commended for their efforts and I personally owe them big time. Not that I am likely to make any effort to reimburse them but I do appreciate them.
The epic document that is your guestbook is testiment to how important you are to so many of us. Maybe you should do a little faking and go for the record number of pages. Have Milne do a little research to see just what is required. I will do my part because I am good at inane babbling. I am here for you!
Nanci....you know my cousin Dan and wife Melanie! It never ceases to be a small world! I am very very very happy for you. I am still in the "gain by pain" stage. Have had my pre op and am hoping to have my op in early June. I'm 59 and want ONE go at it, so mechanical is my only option. Wow, this rocks. We were in Lyle WA for a family Highland Gathering a few years back. All the continued best to you and when you run into my cuz say a great big hello to him from....
Nancy: Good to hear your doing so well. We hope to see you in August but don't know just when, maybe earlier. We will be in Sun River the end of June so will just see what works out. Hang in there we still have groups praying for you and yours. We love you guys. Ed and Sally
PS Tell Phil Hi for us.
Nanc- I am so happy to hear that you will be coming back to Fossil. I read the journal every day and keep my family up to date. I apologize for not responding on a daily basis. Please let me know when you can have a guest or two following your return home. And PLEASE let me know if you need anything. Love you always and forever. Linda Jo
Hi Nancy--I love your email posts and am so happy for your progress, the time you are getting to be with your grandchildren and for all of the God Winks. I think He must actually be Blinking given all of the Winks! Can't believe you are heading home next week. It will be nice for you and Phil to be able to sleep and snuggle together and also for you to see your other grandchildren more regularly again. What a gift you have received. Much Love, Kellie
Glad to here everything is going well.Blessings all around to you & the whole family.A year from now we can laugh about it.Work hard at therapy so you can resume ranch life with a vengence.Miss you,but will see you soon. Tim
Glad you could put on your face!! Makes a lady feel good. The rain and the WIND have been doing their best to keep me entertained!! The metal roofing that was left on the old barn decided it was time to come to earth with a big gust. The lower field is becoming a lake again and the cows just want their hay every morning. Life on the farm!!! You keep getting better and I hope you get home to Phil and Fossil soon.
Love You Julie Singer
Good morning Nancy - Monte and I are thinking of you and hoping that you are having a great day. We miss you and Phil!! Monte is think about the branding coming up. Be sure to let us know the dates and see if we can make it. He is doing track again. Sounds like you are really having fun with the grandkids - what fun for you. Tell Milne hi for us. Keep up the good work and hope you make it home soon.
Good Morning Miss Nancy,
How are those Red Ball Jets fitting? Did you get started on that jigsaw puzzle?
I bet you will be glad to get home. For one thing that means you will have made significant progress and will be feeling your oats.
Just remember when you do get home you will still need ample rest. We all know you are a very gracious host and enjoy company. You may have to curtail the social visits till you regain control (like it used to be and you weren't fooling anybody) of the situation in Fossil and besides you will still need plenty of rest. It might be best if you didn't try to whip eveyone back into shape the first few days. You know they have had to endure without your leadership and they are assuredly worn out.
Hi Nancy, how is it going today? I had my taxes done-every year I wonder will I make it this year-
I'll be OK for 2011. Are you going back to Fossil
soon? Are you missing your own bed? I am so
glad you had so much help-It is so hard for people who don"t have family or friends to help out. I remember when David(my youngest son)
had his aortic valve replaced and we had complications and he was in the hospital for 3 weeks, it was a tough time, but it all worked out. I can feel it in my bones you will be well and healthy and have even more joy than you
had before and you had gobs and gobs ever since I have known you!!!!! Sending loads of love and stay strong girlfriend. Love Karen
Hi there, I've been meaning to write... you've been in mine and our prayers incessantly! Were very happy that the surgery went well! Wishing you a speedy recovery!! We love you! Can't wait to see yall again.
Happy belated birthday to Ms. Viola! Wow...97... incredible!! If we could all be so blessed....
Nancy, Thank you for your kind words. We have such wonderful memories and I feel so blessed, as I wouldn't trade them for anything. Just a couple of days ago, I was thinking about the pinochle games that went on weekly at our house. Ryann loves to play cards, just like Grandma Edna:-) I also have to tell you, I thought of Kara the other day, when I got the job of shaving Stacie's mother-in-laws head, due to Chemo and Radiation treatments. Remember when I came to cut Kara's hair the day before her birthday? She was so sick at that time and I remember how sad I felt. That was so long ago. Funny how things you do now and then bring back memories of so many others. You have a great day girl!
Today would of been my Mom's 99th birthday! You, Phil and all of your little ones are so blessed to have Morris and Viola present in your lives. My Grandkids all missed out and that makes me sad, but we have a ton of funny stories to share with them. So glad to hear you are doing well.
So great to be able to read this daily and keep track of you. Sounds as if everything is going well...just in time for spring gardening at the B & B, huh? Glad you have those little gals to help you keep going and I know Milne has been a real blessing. It's a good thing Phil has those heifers to entertain him, too...makes his missing you a bit easier, I imagine.
Take care of you and hope to see you home soon. Love you lots! Mary
You tell all those medical experts to quit messing around and give you the right stuff and the right dose so you can get on with things and get better so you can get back to the ranch and give Phil your verbal wisdom everyday!!! I am looking forward to a quiet weekend, no shows, clinics, or meetings.
Just bought a used fertilizer spreader that will work on my tractor have to go get it tomorrow, but that won't take long. My daffodils are starting to bloom, if I lived closer I would bring you a nice boquet along with some of the daphnne (sp) can't spell worth a darn, the little purple and white flowers that smell so good.
You take care and keep getting better!!!!!
Love you Julie Singer
Nancy - thought that I would drop a line and let you know that I am also thinking of you. Hope the blood is getting better. Am glad to hear that you are up and about enough to feed yourself. I bet they are getting busy around the farm with the nicer weather and spring coming. Take care and know that you are loved.
Good Morning Miss Nancy,
Those kids are good (you could leave one 'o' out if you like) medicine. Hard to believe they are M&Ms isn't it!
I have an idea that may help you pass the time. How about a jigsaw puzzle? There is almost for sure something around the house.
Just trying to help as usual.
I am so happy you are finally feeling better. But I am also sad because now I have a cold and cannot come for tea with the granddaughters this weekend. Maybe some time next week. Keep getting better everyday. Thanks for loaning me Milne to work in the greenhouse. She is such great help.
you go girl, so glad to hear the good news, it sounds like you are making good progress, thank haven for little girls, big and small looking out after you,
we love you bunches, prayers and hugs to you.
Stan and Karen