Saturday, February 22, 2014

A Nice Day

The sun is shining and it is a beautiful day today! There is blue sky and a bare road out front. Very nice, for a change. We had rain last night, and thunder and lightening, and this morning the driveway is a skating rink, but since the temperature is above zero, perhaps it will have melted by day's end.
It is amazing how the spirit can be lifted by a little sun.

There is not much news from the mountain. One day follows another, and this past week, it has been one storm followed by another, so today is a nice respite. Little Sadie is not pleased with the skating rink, as she finds it so difficult to walk on. Her paws are about the size of a quarter, and it makes walking very difficult.
She stands on the porch looking out as if she is searching for a clear patch, and right now there is none to be found.

I have been struggling with high blood pressure, and so I bought a Blood Pressure Kit, so that I can take it every day. It always seems so high at the doctor's but this morning it was pretty good. Perhaps I am more relaxed at home. I will keep monitoring it for three weeks and see how it goes.
The doctor is trying to decide whether my almost constant headache is from the fibro, (which is what I think), or from the high blood pressure. We will see.

I have been working on a new painting, one I have thought about doing for probably a year now. It is a difficult one, and I am having a few problems. Sometimes, a day or two will go by, without my picking up a brush. It is not an abstract this time, but a picture of a woman and a horse. My mind is having a battle between I can't do this and just keep at it. It is a challenge, and that is good.

I have been watching some of the Olympics. I detest the headlines that say a certain competitor had "to settle for silver" or "bronze". My goodness, they are all Olympians, and it took a lot for each one to even get there. They should be celebrated no matter where they place.

Beautiful blue, cloudless sky
Sun shining on the melting ice and snow.
Ah, Spring, I am anxious for your coming.
There is just a month to go.


  1. Bonnie,
    How wonderful to see the sun, 'sunshine on my shoulders always makes me happy' I have always loved that John Denver song.

    I hope you get relief from the headaches , I will keep you in my prayers.

    Poor little Sadie, awwww .

    Take care, Bonnie


    1. There is a song that goes "walkin in the sunshine, sing a little sunshine song". I used to sing it all the time when I was younger and did puppet show for kids at schools. I hope you will be walking in sunshine this week, with no shadows hanging around. Will be thinking of you and sending prayers to the Almighty. Blessings.

  2. A bit of sunshine really does lift the spirits, Bonnie. Let's hope the cold and storms disappear soon. As far as your blood pressure is concerned, mine is always higher when the doctor takes it, which is recognised as "white coat syndrome" If I take it myself or the nurse takes it, it's always lower. I do hope they can find out what's causing your headaches.

    1. Thank you Perpetua. I'm hoping we figure it out too. I'm just so used to it, and have had the headache for a long time. One just never knows what the next day will bring, so its best not to worry about it, and take each day as it comes. I try to do that, though sometimes, well, you know, my thoughts run wild.