I knew what I wanted from this picture but could not get the flag and the wind to cooperate. I enjoy sitting out here when the weather is nice. This week is going to be hot, but we have been lucky and not had too much really hot weather. I did turn on the air in the bedroom yesterday afternoon as it was kinda sticky.
Sitting here checking my email and Charlie walks up and puts his head in my lap. I start petting him, he is so soft and sleek petting him is almost therapy. He looks up and give a big sigh, he would probably stand here for hours if I had the time. Just a little while ago my mind was in a completely different place. There are times I feel like a gerbil on a wheel, running and running and not getting anywhere. Thinking like that spirals me down and I have to give myself a kick to go in the other direction. Why is it so easy to only think of the negative and forget all the good we have. While we are not where I would like us to be, we still have so much. A roof over our heads, food, love and the chance to improve our situation. Our health is good, not perfect but so much better then so many others. My brain still functions, or at least I think it does. I guess what is getting to me at the moment is that there is so much that needs doing, some times I just kind of shut down. The logical part of my brain tells me that it will all come together, just keep plugging. The "pity me" part of my brain looks for all the things that are wrong. Then Charlie walks up and gives me love and all he wants from me is to be petted and he is content. So, shut up Barbara and keep plugging!!
Molly is such a cutie pie, of course that is my take. If Elvira could talk she would have a whole different view, Molly bugs the heck out of her. Molly runs and runs and then flops down and is asleep. Sorry about the background, she could have picked a more attractive spot,lol. She is so soft, even her paws are soft and she still has that baby dog smell. I will try and remember that when she is 75 pounds and huge. I took almost 100 pictures the other day, interesting things everywhere. The digital cameras are great, instant gratification.
The pink and yellow flowers are the ones that my friend Ellen cleared out of her garden. We filled the Pathfinder twice with all she gave me. It was like Christmas, getting new plants for the yard and pots and even some trees. She gave me some small Black Walnut trees, they are supposed to grown quickly which is great. There still are lots of areas that need trees to help block the wind and a bonus for these will be the nuts. Ellen told me people spread them in their driveways and run their cars over them to break open the tough outer husk. Then you take them inside to dry and on days with not much to do you pick out the meat.
Well, off to do some of the multitude of jobs that await, best to you all and thank you for coming to visit.