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Friday, 5 August 2022
Just Another Day in Paradise!

Intentions were to keep up with the blog but life happens.  We have been surviving the heat this summer and continuing to make progress toward our goals.  In the spring I had some pretty serious issues with RA but they have been resolved.  Stan still faces a few challenges but they are minor compared to those of others.  Several of my friends were dealing with cancer and all have completed treatment and now have a clean bill of health.  God works miracles and answers prayers.

I tried a new method of gardening in special non-woven bags and am pleased with the success.  Because I could move my potatoes into partial shade when the heat started, they are still growing where those that were planted in a sunny garden have mostly been harvested.  My chamomile has done well and I have been able to harvest 2-10 flowers a day.  By fall, I should have enough for 2-3 cups of tea – LOL.  They are tiny flowers and when dried are very tiny, but I think the aroma they have is a lot better than my commercially sourced flowers.  If you drink chamomile tea, the flowers make much better tea than any of the bagged varieties.

Stan hasn’t been able to help me much in the garden this year, but he does some watering for me during the hour or so he is “allowed” to be on his feet.  He will be having surgery (very minimal) in the fall and will have a wound vac to help the incision heal.  That should resolve the problems.  Once that has healed, he will have one or more other things done that should eliminate any recurrence.  He is looking forward to that!

My sister and I try to have lunch every week and my niece and I try to do Christmas shopping once a week.  She and I craft so shopping needs to be done early so we can have ample time for creation.  We will be hosting Christmas Eve.

I am still enjoying my volunteer work for the City of Watauga.  I am on several boards and City Council.  I love the challenges of dealing with budget restrictions while trying to improve services for our residents.  Staffing challenges have been significant and we are developing strategies to deal with those challenges.  We received a serious amount of money from the Federal Government under a grant that imposes rules on how it can be spent, but we have many needs that it will help fund.

My web page was migrated from lycos/tripod to a new provider and I haven’t resolved the mail issues yet.  When I try to redirect the email, it tells me it doesn’t recognize my yahoo mail.  I will resolve it someday, perhaps.  So, if you know me, you know my email address.  Or, you can find me on Facebook.

Posted by stormi36 at 7:20 PM CDT
Updated: Tuesday, 13 September 2022 9:01 PM CDT
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