Friday, April 15, 2016

I have felt poorly for quite a while now. On 31 March, I had a total hysterectomy. I feel much better now, except for exhaustion. I have severe anemia but am working hard to clear that up. Iron pills and eating well is all I know to do.

I bought these tulips at Aldi's before I had surgery. I love that store. They have unique items along with the best produce around. The tulips bloomed while I was home, recovering. I really enjoyed watching them open and show their lovely color.

Six tulips from Aldi's $2,99

Miss Cleo ... showing her true diva self.

I couldn't put Samson's bed away after he passed. Miss Cleo has found it to be one of her favorite spots. I have it on the couch because it keeps hair off the couch cover. If someone happens to drop by, I just put it in the floor. I've tried to go outside to enjoy coffee or relaxing a bit but every time I do, I can't help but cry; how lonely it is to be without my happy companion. I pray I get past this bit of sadness. I love being outdoors but it's not the same. I have never spent any time outside without Samson since we moved here 12 years ago.

I've wanted a small step-back cabinet for many years. Unfortunately, I've not come across one that fits my budget. A friend of mine found this at an estate sale for me. She called and asked if I thought it was worth $35. I jumped on it! There is a drawer and a door on both sides, 3 pegs on the left along with a 14" drop leaf on the right. I don't have it in this particular spot now but this is the only picture I have of it. It's helped tremendously with storage of two appliances and some small items. I'm still looking for a small step-back cabinet ... one day ... :-)

I hope your weekend is wonderful and you have the opportunity to get outside and enjoy the sunshine.


  1. LesleyAnn, I'm sorry you've been under the weather and I pray that the pain of losing your dear Samson will lessen with time. I think it is sweet that Miss Cleo has taken to lying in his bed. I wonder if perhaps she missed her "brother" and if being in and experiencing the scent of him is comforting to her. I feel the same way about Aldi and I buy quite a lot of produce from them and, also, some other specialty items. I researched them when they first came to Aiken and I found that they owned by members (brothers as I recall) from Germany. I have noticed that a lot of the pastry items they have there, particularly during Christmas season, is made in Germany and things like the stollen are wonderful! I like the fact that they don't always have the same old-same old offerings, which makes shopping there more fun too! Have a blessed week end!

  2. Oh LesleyAnn, I know exactly what you're going through. I had my hysterectomy about 12 years ago, and it was no picnic. Hope you will be completely over it really soon.
    I love our Aldi store, too. They have the best vegetables in town and usually cheaper than the other stores, too. I haven't seen any flowers at ours though, I'll have to keep that in mind and ask about them.
    Your cabinet is a good looking one, and what a great deal you got with it. Love that it's drawers are on both sides.
    Still praying about your missing Samson. It's just going to take a while for you to heal from that, I think. We still miss our Charlie, but it's not as painful, now.
    Hope your weekend is super!

  3. You hang in here, a hysterectomy is a double whammy as you had major surgery and now your hormones are in complete flux, take you time getting moving and rest. So sorry your sadness is still so acute, our animal babies give us so much love. Hugs to you,


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