In memory..

Verla Sharp

Jason is still in Alberta and today is his mothers funeral service.. Details listed above.

Hubby headed to the walk in clinic yesterday as he has the same cough and sickness as I do, the doctor says that its viral, and he got a inhaler and other meds and was told 2 to 6 week more of coughing to clear it..

I have been so sick this week.. I also needed to get some care and I am also on inhalers and meds and have been told another 4 to 6 weeks to shake the cough fully..  At least the doctors know what it is and that is making the rounds..

The coughing, lack of sleep, fever and more just take what energy I have left after chores, I must get to town but I have just not been well enough to do so..

On one hand there is nothing I “need” in town, I can manage on the farm and the pantry for ages really..

But I do need to get to the bank, the post office and such..  I have people wanting for things and I am aware of it.. I hope to be strong enough to get to town today..  We will see.. I have had a few very bad coughing fits but the chores are done. I hope to have a rest and then see if I can go into town this afternoon.

The critter are all good, the pasture critters are fully on hay at this time..  We got rain for the last day and half and the land really needed it.. I am not sure that working in the rain was helpful to me at all while being sick but I got it done.

Its been a week of sickness, a week of working behind the scenes getting everything ready for today for the hubby, a week of being mentally drained..

I hope your week has been good..  Despite everything going on..

I have stopped and enjoyed the fall colors outside my window, the reds, the yellows.. I adore fall, Always have.. Always will..

I have stopped and enjoyed watching my chickens in the yard.. such happy colorful birds.. the little chick that snuck though to be hatched and raise by its chicken mom and turkey grandmother lol is a girl.. so she will have a home here for life..

I have been grateful for phones that allow us to keep touch with loved ones, facetime is wonderful to see each other.. quick little texts to keep in touch and make sure I am back n the house safe and that the next thing on hubbies never ending lists have the next thing done.

I have been so grateful for dogs that cuddle in and press themselves close and seem to shove healing thoughts and love towards me.. for purring cats, there is something so soothing about the purr..

I am so grateful for Dezbot who has been outstanding as working dog this week.. she has stepped up.. I have not needed to do more then stand and give her commands.. its like she knows I am not well and she looks to me for directions but does just what I have asked..

I am grateful for well trained sheep that let my little sheepdog boss them around lol

I am grateful for a warm house, a clean bed, steamers, EO’s and air cleaners..

I am beyond grateful for hot running water, washing machines and heat on demand ( I have never forgotten being sick  by myself in my cabin way back in the woods with my wood stove and hauling in water.. I often think if not for my dogs on each side of me on that little bed that I am might have just froze.. I learned that lesson well.. living alone while living rough can be scary as it gets when it comes to being sick)

I am so blessed with the pantry I have put up and built.. the ability to just pull things and heat soup or stew, eat fruit and more..   I have not “cooked” in days.. and yet I have been eating healthy.

I am grateful for the friend’s that the few times I have reached out, are right there for me..

I am grateful for the friends that understand that I need to cancel and they will be there for when things calm down without resentment.. bless you!

I am grateful to be here and now..

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12 Responses to In memory..

  1. Silver says:

    Sorry to hear you haven’t been well. I hope you feel better soon and that Jason is able to come home soon to support you when he’s able and ready.

    It’s true, we have much to be grateful for. I am so grateful for my bed today, that I can lie down in comfort without being wet and cold. It’s rained steadily here almost every day, and can’t imagine what it must be like to sleep rough now as winter comes.

  2. Norma says:

    As I read your post tears came to my eyes. Being sick alone is hard enough to carry on all the daily activities with animals and such let alone grieving the loss of a loved one also. We celebrated my sisters life this week and said our goodbyes for now. The grief is still fresh and overwhelming at times. So many plans unfinished. You did a wonderful job of listing the things you are grateful for. It is a good reminder to count our blessings even in times when it is difficult to do so. thank you for taking the time to show gratitude. I hope that you all feel better soon and the love of family and friends will help to ease the pain of your loss.

  3. Much love and warm hugs to you and Jason, Val

  4. And I am grateful for you and your blog. Take care of yourself. Hope you feel better soon.

  5. Widdershins says:

    It seems like when your defenses are lowest these health nasties take advantage and sneak right in. I’ve been in the sick-and-living-alone position in the past too, and it’s no fun.
    Great to know your furry ‘staff’ are looking after you. May you be well-er soon. 🙂

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