Monday, July 17, 2017

Monsoon really has arrived

Well, 2 nights of storms...last evening there was lots of thunder and lightening as well as some rain. With the strong winds (around 40 mph+) there had to be debris

This 39 gallon trash barrel filled quickly with stuff from the yard as well as out along the garage. Today there is more accumulating but with the sky first dropping rain then the sun popping out and then back in again, I will just hold off for now.  We seem to have these storms at night which really is eerie with the howling of the winds and crashing of thunder. Denny would love it...
Speaking of my Denny, yesterday I finally made the move to set him on the bookshelf as he always said he wanted. It really took a lot for me to do this, but I am happy that I finally did. Now when I look there, he is there. Of course that then led to rearranging this and that and out with the Pledge....kept me busy and little time to be teary.
Today my word is Compassionate.



As I stitched this word, he was unable to continue to chat with me due to the pain meds. I hope he could feel my compassion for what he was going through. He deserved so much better than what he endured. Denny always liked my tatting and this was another that we wanted to include . He did love nature. I added the pearl beads because they seem so gentle. The buttons of course are from my button jar.....he would tease me about all the buttons I collected.
A new friend who visited my blog sent me a lovely email and offered me some advice...thank you Melinda for your kindness. Thank all of you for the kind words and most of all for your friendship. Let's have a good day.

9 comments:

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Another lovely word and a beautiful butterfly too.

Vickie said...

Lovely stitching in pink. That butterfly is so pretty.

Joanie said...

The stitching is marvelous and you are a very strong lady. I admire you so much!

shirley flavell said...

Your word banner is beautiful, gentle and so meaningful Gracie. I'm loving it.Here in N.Z on TV, we had a news item about the nasty storm Arizona had. It looked horrific. Take care. It's great to hear you are getting on with day to day doings and I'm sensing your strength. Hugs Shirley N.Z.

Shelly said...

I'm enjoying your banner and what each word means to you. I wish cancer wasn't so hard on the sufferer but, well....it is. I've been touched by cancer way too many times. The Valley seems to really get hit with those strong winds, like down drafts. Up here, it does get gusty but not as bad as in the desert. I'm not crazy about the humidity but love the rain to cool things off. Take care, Gracie.

Leonore Winterer said...

Those storms seem to be quite intense - I hope you will continue to be alright. Another lovely word and sentiment on your banner.

Vicki said...

Another beautiful element in your words of affirmation banner. The butterfly is exquisite.
Monday morning I had to take grandkids to pre-school. Driving west on Bell toward the 303 I saw huge Eucalyptus trees down/damaged as well as the usual assortment of Palo Verde and Mesquite trees. The wind is troublesome, but my yard is really enjoying the rain.

Julie said...

I'm loving your choice of colours you have chosen for each of these precious words.
xx

Brigitte said...

I love your tatted little butterfly going with the word Compassionate.
I hope the strong winds will stop very soon. After some hot days we were having a heavy thunderstorm last night, and it is still windy outside. But thankfully it has cooled down a bit.