Thursday 29 March 2018


                                                   OUR PARADISE

 We have a walking trail that goes along the Columbia river.
 There is a walking bridge over the river so you walk both sides of the river.
 You can walk, or bike for as long as you like or as short as you like.  I like doing short walks, but my Grandson Cole visited and went all the way around it.  Poor guy, he really didn't know what he was in for, but he survived.

 As night falls on paradise, you once again stop and give thanks for such beauty.

 When I stop and look, really look at our amazing valley, I know what God means when he say's "be still and know that I am God"  psalms 46:10
So many Times God has shouted that out to me.  Sometimes even when he shows me.

Wednesday 28 March 2018


                Living with hope!!

I have posted about Steve's stroke.  In some ways we are what you might call lucky.  Steve, has no physical impairment.  what it affected in his brain was the speech and to me the hardest of all comprehension.

so I have been missing and spending as much time as I can learning about aphasia.  It can be caused from a stroke, or trauma to the head.   The portion of the brain, used for speech has to be retrained.  So this is a long road.

Today, was speech therapy day and I think he did very well. Better then he did last week, at least to me.

 I have a lot to learn, and it was mentioned today I might need to attend classes to learn how to be a therapist.
I really hope it does not come to that.

Now, you might be wondering what happen to the laundry space make over???? well, I ran into some problems there that I do not know how to solve.  

Wednesday 14 March 2018


                      The sound of water is so healing

                     He leads me beside the still waters

                      A place to rest for awhile

                         Just sit and relax and reflect 

                             I love this place

March 20th, will be the first day of spring.  I am so looking forward to it.  Spring always brings a new beginning, so let this spring bring a new beginning for all of us.

Wednesday 7 March 2018


                                          Marty Does that!!

Do you follow Marty and her blog a stroll through life?     I love her blog, I live at her blog spot.  This lady is for real as is many of my blog friends but she showed me her laundry room!!   Who does that????

So many blogs are about pretty flowers and pretty tables that I will never be able to achieve.  
Marty, shows me that my bathroom can be a jewel box, that laundry can be can decorating success, that a kitchen can be a super market.  All the behind the fences, views that what I call fancy blogs don't show you.

so I am gearing up to someday show you what is behind my doors.   It will be an inspiration from Marty.  For now,the doors will be closed but I promise you, there will come a day when I am no longer embarrassed, if the doors get left open.

 P.S I told you my house is tiny!

Monday 5 March 2018

Our New Normal?

                        I PRAY IT"S NOT

Steve is home.  That is good news, more good news is, he is in perfect health.  Now, that sounds wrong but physically there is nothing wrong, which is good.  The stroke left him with what is called aphasia.   He can think, he can function as normal but can not translate the words or thoughts to come through verbally.  So, most of the time his speech is jumbled.

   I would love to be able to define aphasia, but from what I have learned it is different for every patient.  There are things that can be done in helping.  Mostly right now it is a learning curve for me.

Always look for beauty where you do not expect it. This flower blooms along the river bank, what are the chances of it living and blooming here?  The river, has floods, yet this little flower has never been washed away.  On a glorious spring day she chose to bloom.  Bloom, where you are planted.