It's been pretty quiet lately, which is fine with me. Dad's health has improved with medicine and a new health regimen. I've been busy working on some drawings and on my sites. When my eyes get tired (which happens more often the older I get), I go do some gardening instead of looking at the computer screen. I had to go to the Opthomologist two weeks ago (for the first time in my life) and the doctor told me my eyes are healthy, but due to my age, I need glasses for doing work on the computer. Those reading glasses you get at the store just aren't good enough. He gave me a prescription and I'll get them soon.
I found out recently that someone I know (a few years older than I am) has a serious illness. Getting older is tough, seeing things like this happen. I pray he is cured of the disease! I used to take health for granted but not anymore. In the last few years, seeing people I know, especially my dear father, struggle with various medical problems has made me more alert to taking better care of myself. I suffered with bad teeth and now am healing since they were replaced. It will take a long time to get the infection that was there to go away, the dentist said it's due to my age, it takes longer. Ugh. So, I bought a good,strong blender and have been making smoothies, slushies and such with fruit nearly every day. Before I didn't eat much of anything fresh all that often. Not anymore. Mom got a blender and is now doing the same. I pray that my family stays as healthy as possible despite so much illness in the world.
Also within the last month, I found out that my parents' neighbors (whose three girls I have so much fun with, aged 8, 10 and 12)have to move! The house they are renting has been sold and they now need to find a house that will allow 11 children..wow. They will surely find something, how I hope it is close by to us, because my mom and I have grown so close to the kids. She likes the little boys (they give me a headache, very rowdy little kids but are cute). I enjoy taking the girls out to do things. If they move far away, it will be a blow on us. I told the oldest girl to keep in touch with me, she has my number, either way, she will. I still want to take her horseback riding some more. Fingers crossed.
So, I keep myself busy, feeling a bit stressed but the answer is to keep my head down and keep working. Drawing is therapeutic to me, along with the cats who are always at my side as I work. Next month I plan on getting more flowers for my garden and will spend more time doing that, too. I do some now, and it does look pretty good but there is a lot of room for more plants. I want to make it an Eden, just a lush, floral place. One step at a time. With a back that has been bad for awhile (but is doing somewhat better recently) I don't push it. Slow and steady is the way to go.