I wrote this a while back but never posted it. So here goes!
Well, it's been 6 weeks while since Tim's Alaska trip and my back problem. We learned that Tim had a bad MCL sprain and narrowly avoided surgery. The Orthopedic surgeon has released him with the option to begin physical therapy if things are not greatly improved in 6 weeks. And his knee is doing much better now. He did get an awful infection in it - not relate to the MCL injury - and spent the Thanksgiving holiday in the hospital. My back is much better too. I am still seeing my chiropractor every two weeks or so to keep me in line. It really does make a difference in how I feel.
We finally made it to Costco and restocked the pantry with coffee and other "essentials", and because of our "joint mishaps" I now have a housekeeper! Praising God LOUDLY - (can you hear me?)! A young woman from our church comes over once a week and cleans the bathrooms and does all the floors -vac and mop as needed. I cannot tell you how much this means to me. We have talked about it for years but never thought we could afford it, or worried about a stranger with the dogs, etc. Stephanie was instantly loved by all. Us AND the dogs. What a huge blessing. Praise God for all things.
My art is ramping up and I would like to write about it occasionally but I haven't figured out how to post it under the DB Art tab. I think it can be done but don't know really.
The yard and garden are a mess since the injuries occurred at the time when we needed to pull, cut, and till. The tomato plants were still standing a few weeks ago and we gave the chickens free access several days in a row. We've had enough rain that the pasture is lush and green again and Tim is rotating the girls on a regular basis. Soon it will be too cold and the grass will stop growing. But for now it helps keep the girls happy.
Never a dull moment at the farm, but we are dang blessed!