Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Update

 Yep, we've spent a lot of time watching spring through the living room and kitchen windows lately...


Just a little update from Henny Penny Lane. My blood work tested negative for Lyme's disease...that's a good thing, and tomorrow, finally I see the orthopedic specialist. Still, my biggest concern is not being able to stand straight and walk at the same time. 



My one constant companion through all this has been Dumperoo. This kitty cat refuses to leave my side, and has slept on the couch with me every single night. 



I sat on the back steps this morning, worrying about all the grass and weeds that have come up in the little brick path. Good gosh! Work is piling up!



Then from the front porch this morning I took this picture of the chocolate vine. It is covered in tiny blooms and smells absolutely delicious. Look close to see the tiny white blooms.



The chocolate vine in the front yard has tiny purple blooms.

Not being able to work outside lately is driving me crazy...so yesterday I pulled a chair up to the table on the back porch, in the sun, and sowed a few seeds in these little starter pots.



Remember when that sweet lady at texan.blogspot.com was giving away the big bag of vegetable seeds...and I was the winner? Well there were all kinds of tomato seeds...the old varieties like Mortgage Lifter, and and I can't recall all the names...but I sure enjoyed sitting there in the sun with everything I needed close by. Poppy said he will move these trays to the teeny tiny greenhouse for me. 




Sure hope these tiny seeds sprout. Maybe by the time these are large enough to plant in the garden, my back will be well. Oh, I hope so!

I hope it's warm and sunny and springtime where you are. Thank you for visiting and I hope to be back here soon.

Love,
Henny













49 comments:

  1. People who say negative things about cats just never had a chance to know them. Calvin was right by my side during cancer bout (very minor) #1, and 15 years later Satchel stayed with me when I was laid up after bout #2.
    They know they're needed.
    Enjoy that sunshine and all the greenery sprouting around you.

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    1. Marty, that is so true about cats. I'm amazed at how Dumper sits and looks at me. I am so sorry to hear that you had cancer, especially after all my whining about a backache.

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  2. I agree with Marty about cats. Our Annie is Florence Nightingale in fur. I'm glad you are finding things to do inside to help get you through your days. I hope you have some relief after seeing your specialist. Even without the usual clean-up your place looks beautiful. Deb

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    1. Thank you Deb. I can see sweet Annie being like that.

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  3. Hello Sweet Henny, I am so sorry that you are still in pain. In my opinion your yard looks beautiful. I am of the opinion that country homes should not have the manicured lawns that city folks stress over; having a relaxed garden is part of the country charm :) Now, I have never heard of a chocolate vine and I wonderful if they would grow here with our dry hot summers? They are gorgeous! Dumperoo is a true friend and I'm sure brings you much comfort.
    Get well my friend.
    Your blogging sister,
    Connie :)

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    1. Thank you Connie. I've been trying to remember that very thing! Thank you for reminding me. The chocolate vine is "Akebia" and I ordered mine on line. They are easy to grow. I learned about this vine from my daughter Lynn. She had the most beautiful one growing on an arbor.

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  4. I couldn't help but smile as I read this Henny, Oliver cat has not left my side since I returned home, Tom-Tilly, not so much :)
    Love your chocolate vines, so very prolific, they do so well each year.
    Best wishes at the doctors tomorrow, I hope the news is good.
    Hugs,
    ~Jo

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    1. Thank you Jo. Oliver cat is so sweet. I know those cats were happy to have you home again. Hope you are doing good.

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  5. I am sorry to hear that back is still hurting so bad. Glad to hear about those positively negative lab results though! Are you using ice on your back?

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    1. Thank you Debby. I am getting better and yes, I have used ice. We fixed me an ice pack. One that I could put on the couch and lean back on. It did help.

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  6. What a good nurse/companion Dumperoo is! Obviously Eli is waaay to big to share the sofa at night. I love seeing your garden from your porch and windows, but I feel like you will soon be out and about and enjoying the sunshine. I will have to look up the chocolate vine to see if it grows in S. California. I am holding good thoughts for your Dr visit and wish you an easy healing.

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    1. Thank you so much Pam. Eli has occasionally wanted to get on the couch with me. It is amazing how he can squeeze into small places.

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  7. I can well imagine how hard it is to have to watch the weeds grow and you can't do a thing about it. But you will get better and all will get done. You will be in my thoughts tomorrow when you go see the orthopedic specialist.

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    1. Thank you! I do feel like I am getting better.

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  8. Such a relief to have a negative result for Lyme disease, hope they manage to sort your back problem out quickly. Its nice to be able to make a start on your seeds, fingers crossed you will be back to full strength by the time they need planting on. Take care.

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    1. Thank you. I'm glad to know I can stop worrying about having Lymes disease.

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  9. Your nearly there now for your appointment, you have done so well. Healing prayers for you tomorrow. God Bless x

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  10. It's so pretty looking out in your yard, even if you have to enjoy it from the windows and the porch. I blew up your tomato pots photo so I could read all the names and recognize many. What fun it will be to taste and compare all the different varieties. The Mortgage Lifter has a neat story to go with it. You can read it here if you haven't already heard it. http://www.tomatogeek.com/2010/08/04/mortgage-lifter-tomato-story/
    I'll be thinking about you tomorrow and hoping for answers about your back pain. Sending a (gentle) hug.

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    1. Thank you Cynthia. I really enjoyed reading the story of the Mortgage Lifter tomato. Isn't that amazing! And, started in NC...I believe that's what the article said. Sure hope these seeds will sprout and grow.

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  11. I hope the Doctors can help you and you can get relief in your back and then get back out to your gardens again soon ! Lovely photos , fingers crossed for good news !

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  12. You can't keep a good girl down. good for you to plant seeds.

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  13. Glad you do not have Lyme Disease. Hope you find the answers soon as I know how you feel not being able to keep up your yard. What a lovely faithful kitty to keep you company! Nancy

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    1. Nancy, thank you! Not having Lymes disease is very good news.

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  14. I do feel for you. I know this has to be so hard. I am an outside girl too...sending prayers.
    I am glad you do not have Lyme Disease and hope answers come your way.
    xx oo
    Carla

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    1. Thank you Carla. This is a bad time of the year to have back problems.

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  15. So happy to hear you do not have Lymes. I hope you get some relief soon and can get back to normal:)

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    1. Thank you so much. Back to normal sounds wonderful!

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  16. Praying you get some good answers tomorrow when you see the orthopedic doctor. I know how hard it is to be on the inside looking out and seeing the outside work piling up. Please take good care of yourself and God bless Dumperoo for being your constant companion.

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    1. Dianna, thank you so much! Thank you too for that beautiful card!

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  17. I am so happy you don't have lyme disease. I sure hope that your back gets better soon. If all your tomatoes come up you will have to save the seeds and share some with me. I am so ready to get fresh veggies out of the garden. I love you and hope you feel better soon.

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    1. I appreciate that Vicki. I will sure save you some seeds it these tomatoes grow. I love you!

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  18. Hope you are up and about like normal real soon.

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    1. Thank you. Oh, I would love to have normal around here again.

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  19. Good luck at the doctor's office. I hope the trip isn't too hard on you. I read the story about the mortgage lifter tomatoes. It's fascinating. Dumperoo sure is sweet to stay by you. It makes me think of Johnny Cash Cat at the 7MSN Ranch. He was supposedly feral, but has come to love Carson. Her pictures on Tuesday's blog entry will make you smile. If you're interested, you can find it here: http://www.the7msnranch.com/
    I'm so glad you don't have lyme disease.

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    1. Thank you Peg. Oh I did look at the pictures of the feral cat. That is amazing! He is a beautiful cat. I like her blog and will go back to read more.

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  20. I too hope you will be well by the time it is time to plant out your seedlings.
    Good news on the lyme disease. Now to get the back problem diagnosed.

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    1. Thank you Linda. I know. I will be so glad to hear what the doctor has to say.

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  21. hope you are improving and will find out if anything can be done for you. Don't worry what you can't get done, just concentrate on what you can do.

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    1. Thank you Sharon. That's a good thing to remember.

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  22. Glad your blood work was good. Hope you are up and around as usual soon. What a lovely cat Dumperoo is!

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  23. Glad your Lyme disease test came back negative. Hope you get an answer at the doc, maybe a ruptured disk. My son in law just had that experience. Had to be taken by ambulance to the ER room. He's had some meds and physical therapy. Doing very well now.
    Hope you are up and around soon. Glad you have such a precious companion

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  24. Just catching up with you here. Good news about the negative Lyme disease report. I pray that your back will be better by the time the tomato plants are needing to be transplanted. Such pretty vines! Have a blessed day.

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  25. Good news that you don't have Lyme disease but hope you get your back is healed soon!!
    Nice that you have Dumperoo keeping you company. : )

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  26. You poor thing, how horrible to be laid up like that with everything blooming so beautifully outside your window!

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  27. What a good kitty, and what gorgeous photos. So glad you don't have Lyme, but having questions with no answers isn't fun, is it?

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  28. Beautiful pictures as always! I sure hope you are all better soon. Love you!!
    Lynn

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