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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Getting Back to Normal!

Gosh I have missed you! It seems like forever since I have been to your site and said hello. I am hoping that sometime over the weekend I can take the time to visit everyone of you.

Each day Christi and I are both returning to our normal routines of life. Just like these roses that are trying their best to bloom for me one more time this fall.

You would be proud of me...I even cooked two healthy meals this week and some cookies. lol  What goes better with a healthy meal than chocolate chip cookies. Yummy! Can't wait to make a Pumpkin Pie next week.

Christi is getting the help she needs to over come and if I had the insurance I would be in therapy myself but right now you are my therapist. Just what you wanted to hear when you have your own problems to deal with.

Isn't it something that we are already in the middle of Novemeber. I find it hard to believe that next week is Thanksgiving. I have so many things to be Thankful for in my life and You are right there at the top of the list.

I wish I could thank each of you in person for all the uplifting lovely comments and prayers but for right now I will have to settle for thanking you through the wonderful world of blogging.

Christi is back at home and I am here back on the North Forty dealing with trying to get the ranch last minute mowing done and some of the fences painted before our first big freeze. Unlike most of you we are still having hot afternoons and we even got rain last week so I have to mow at least one more time. I tried this afternoon late but the durn tractor would not start. I kicked it a couple of times but for some reason that did not help so I called someone to look at it tomorrow.

My house in town is coming along slowly. I have one more big room to paint and some cleaning then I will be ready for the next renter. Will I try my best to pick a good one you bet!

I had a really nice lady close to my age come out here today to look at the pink house that is still for rent. She works as a counselor here at the college and I like her very much. She even wants to see my house in town. As much as I would love to have her for a neighbor I think I would love having someone like her living in my home. Hopefully she will choose one of them.

My landlady is coming the weekend after Thanksgiving and wants to convince me to rent the pink house for a bed and breakfast. I told her we would talk.

It is good to talk to you tonight and I miss you. I am better and will be at your sites soon.

Sweet Dreams and love to you


Gorges Smythe said...

Hope things keep getting better for you and yours.

Garden of Egan said...

I'm glad you are back home and trying to find what normal is.
Bless you sweet Maggie.

It is amazing that you are having green grass and need to mow. We are getting ready for another snow storm.

Hope you feel like you are catching up and ready to enjoy Thanksgiving week.

Shirley said...

Hi Maggie, I have been stopping by but not always able to leave a comment. I have been praying awfully hard that things work out for you. I checked on my boy yesterday as I was going to work. They show pictures of the water in New Orleans and talked about a tornado. I just wanted to make sure he was o.k. He started to work down there the 31st of October. You are right the time is flying and I don't know where it is going. Take it easy and don't over do. Hugs from your Missouri Friend.

jojo said...

sweet dreams dear one, I have missed you.

yaya said...

Welcome home and I hope you can do all the outside and inside chores you have planned! Work is also good therapy I think. (cheaper too!) I've thought of you alot and I'm glad to feel the old Maggie in your writing. Have a good weekend!

Sweet Tea said...

I sure hope things continue to grow brighter for you with each passing day. Keep moving forward, new friend.

Debbie said...

I have missed you and are glad you are back somewhat. I have been thinking of you and your daughter and praying all is OK. Not sure what happened but know I have been praying, it will all be OK.
Grass to mow in November is funny to us in Ohio. We have leaves everywhere!! Temps in the 20's at night.
God Bless~

Forty Pound Sack said...

You know, I would much rather help a friend through her rough patch than deal with my own, so thank you for letting us be there for you. I hope things are mending and that you will have a safe and happy Thanksgiving. {{{{hugs}}}}

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Know I'm thinking of you Maggie! You take care of what you need to, you sound like you've got your hands full just dealing with the ranch stuff. That would be great if that lady rented your house in town.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Hi Maggie Mae:)
Its so good to see a post from you but I do have to say, I didnt expect to ever hear you refer to yourself as NORMAL, omg , you and normal do not go in the same sentence Sweetums and never will- giggle fit. You're not normalness is what makes me luv ya ~!
if I lived there I'd rent the house in town from ya. you;d love me cause I'm a neat freak, plus you could come to dinner a couple nights a week and after that we could find some mischief to get into or we could go harass your Brother hehehehehe..
Come see me if ya get a chance. you know there's always something happenin ova at my place and I enjoy your visits bunches..
ps-- I need to email you OR got o my blog and email me so I can write ya back,, K..

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Hugs to you and Christi. I hope you can find wonderful renters....

Take care of yourself!



Marla and Steve said...

Big hugs and hoping all works out well with the renting.

acorn hollow said...

I am glad that things are getting back to normal or as normal as it can be.

Olga said...

Wishes for a peaceful and healing Thanksgiving to you and Christi.

Arkansas Patti said...

I am so glad things are a bit more normal and hope you and Cristi are healing. You are both still in my prayers.
I hope you find a good renter for the town house and a successful solution to the pink house.
Take a deep breath and enjoy the holiday.

Nezzy said...

Oh darlin' it's soooo good to hear from you again.

Answered prayers for sure. I'm just thrilled you daughter is able to return home and your life is gettin' back to normal.

Whatever that is...Mama always said it's just a settin' on the washin' machine! heeehehehe!!!

I will continue to pray for you my sweet sister and your family.

God bless and have a delightful weekend my friend! :o)

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Oh Maggie, I have caught up on your posts and please know I am praying for your daughter and you. Stay strong sweetie. I'm praying each passing day helps.

Love your title..."Getting Back to Normal"...when you get there let me know where it is ok!
Love you and have missed stopping by to see how you are.
I need to pick myself up by the bootstrings and keeep on keeping on...
Wishing you a peacefeul weekend.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Oh Maggie, I have caught up on your posts and please know I am praying for your daughter and you. Stay strong sweetie. I'm praying each passing day helps.

Love your title..."Getting Back to Normal"...when you get there let me know where it is ok!
Love you and have missed stopping by to see how you are.
I need to pick myself up by the bootstrings and keeep on keeping on...
Wishing you a peacefeul weekend.

Lisalulu said...

so good to hear from you, and knowing that better times are ahead. also glad to hear things are "getting back to normal" what ever normal is!!!! I hope that all the 'physical' things you are doing with your house is helping you gain strength! miss you and your fun stories, heres to hoping you get your groove back soon.

Debby said...

So good to see a post from you. I have been so worried. I even posted today about you.
I hope things are a little better. I can hear your heartbreak through your words.
You have so much going on right now. Hope you find new friends for both of those rentals. ((((HUGS))))) I have missed you.

Sue said...

I am glad to read that both of you are at least on your way to healing and that Christi is getting the help she needs. I will keep both of you in my prayers.


Donna said...

Sounds like you are keeping busy with painting and all...sometimes that is therapy and you can do your best thinking. I certainly did some of that this past summer in my daughter's house. Things seem to slip back into a normalcy when doing things like this. Hope you and Christi are feeling the caring wishes of many good frieds from all over!!

Darlene said...

Work is good therapy, yes. But I just find it hard to understand how you can do so much physical labor with your back being in such pain. Boy, I sure couldn't do that kind of stuff.

I do hope that lady rents your house. She sounds like the kind of renter one would want. Hope she will at least rent one of the two.

You do sound lots more like the old Maggie, so I am hopeful that things are looking up for you and Christy.

Take good care, Maggie, and for goodness sake, don't overdo or you could be laid up for the holidays. Love you,

Julia said...

Dear Maggie, I'm so glad to read your post tonight, and to know that things are slowly returning to normal for you and Christi.

Nothing like doing something and keeping busy. I hope that you don't over do it. Good luck with your next renter. I hope that you get some real people who will take proper care of your house. Hugs. JB

Susie Swanson said...

Still praying for you and Christi. Send some of that warmth this way, it's Colder than a frog's behind. We had a frost this morning that looked like snow..Susie

Jane Jeffress Thomas said...

Glad to hear that things are starting to settle down for you. This has been a trying year for you, but I always try to remember that our good Lord won't put more on us that we can bear. Many prayers and thoughts winging their way to you.

A Tale of Two Cities said...

Isn't "normal" a gift sometimes? Let's hope and pray the days ahead bring more joy than hardship....

Marsha @Spots and Wrinkles said...

So glad to hear you are both on the mend. Bet you wish you could kick something besides that darned old tractor!
blessings to you and Christi - Marsha

Sybil said...

Glad to read that things are slowly getting back to normal...whatever that may be ....
Fingers crossed that the lady who has viewed the next door will also like the town house Don;t know which I would rather she had..Think having company next door during the upcomming winter would be valuable...but then so woudl the rent for the house...oh dear decisions decisions..
We are still having it quite mild over here. Last year this time we had snow and ice..admittedly it was a bit early...say it might get colder end of week...
Take care dear friend,
Love always, Sybil xx

Jennifer Richardson said...

soooo much love sent
to you and your sweet girl
with bright hopes that healing
breezes will find and kiss
every broken place
and mend
and comfort
and soothe peaceful
every bit and piece
of each of you.
Big pink rosy love
to you both,

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Maggie, I hope Christi is okay. If chocolate chip cookies help, then I say bake away. Take care of yourself! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving week. Tammy

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Maggie Sweetie...
Just had to pop over and wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and to let you know that you remain in my prayers sweet friend. You have walked a long road this year, and we are looking for better things to come in 2012. It's just around the corner.

Have a glorious Thanksgiving Maggie girl. I so love stopping by to get hugged by you. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Carolyn said...

So glad to read this, Maggie... I have a son and ... well... I know the worry...

bless you ;) and Christi

Tam said...

Dear Maggie
So happy to read your words tonight. You sound almost like yourself.
I hope you got the email I sent you.
Just came by to let you know I am still keeping you in my prayers
Hang in there friend and try to slow down this week but I know that working probably helps you

sissie said...

Hello Maggie,
I'm glad that you are back and healing emotionally. Just know that we are all here for you.

Blessings to you and your family and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.


Midlife Mom said...

So sorry that something happened to cause you and your daughter such anguish. I will keep both of you in my prayers that things will continue to improve for you both. Many hugs sent your way Maggie!!

Sharon said...

I am so sorry to be so late catching up with you.
I am so glad that Christi is doing better.
Prayers that you both will get stronger each day.
Good luck with getting a good renter.

My Grama's Soul said...

Oh dear Maggie.... I can't imagine what has happened in your world....but know that you are getting ONE BIG HUG FROM ME!!!!



Dr. Kathy McCoy said...

It's so wonderful to see you blogging again, with the prospect of a wonderful new neighbor (or renter) and with Christi home again, Maggie. It was also great to hear from you. Please feel free to contact me any time if you need to. And best wishes for a peaceful and loving holiday for you and Christi. Love, Kathy

Anonymous said...

nice post! thanks for sharing... God bless you...

Marydon said...

Hi sweetie ~ I just trie dto call & left a message. W/c later. Love you & wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving. Save a piece of that pie for me!!!
Love always

Forty Pound Sack said...

Just wanted to check in and wish a very Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. Hope you have many blessings~

Grayquill said...

I just read through you past few posts. It sounds like life is putting you and your daughter through the ringer. I am so sorry!
I admire your ability to put on a happy yet honest face while expressing to us your pain. Having a child hurt is horrible. Hang in there. I will be thinking about this stranger I came upon in blog world.

Anonymous said...

Checking to see if this works. Hugs

Deb said... sorry I'm behind on visiting..I hope all is going well for you and your daughter...

Retired English Teacher said...

I am so far behind on reading blogs. I want you to know you and Christi are in my prayers.

I live moment by moment. That is how I cope. I think there are support groups out there that are free for whatever you are coping with. Some are beneficial. Some are not. It never hurts to check them out.

As far as you and Christi goes, talk, talk, pray, pray, and then talk and pray some more. Love & hugs.