Wednesday, 2 May 2007

Im still here !!

Thankyou for this lovely graphic Chris,A big bowl of for-get me-nots ..delightful .

Well here I am again after ,I dont know how many days absence,no reason really ,its just, one day follows another ,and by the time Ive  answered the alerts to your emails ,more time has gone and realise I should be doing some housework ,or since the weather has been so lovely I have been pottering in the garden,I went to the over sixties club today ,and we were entertained by a gentleman playing his guitar and singing all the old songs ,and of course we sang along with him ,remember I told you the first record I bought was Pat Boone singing Love Letters in the Sand ,well he sang that ,and Singing the blues !  OO Tommy Steele sang that ,and many more from my teen years .

Maurice has gone off to work (the first of three nights),after he'd gone I gave Jeannette(jottings) a ring ,she went for the first of her treatments today ,she has to have twenty three in all,so thats twenty two to go ,taking her up till the first of June ,she is finding it very difficult ,the treatment it self is bad enough ,but as you know she suffers quite badly from agoraphobia,making this even more of an ordeal ,and she had a devastating experiance at the weekend so the shock of that sent her blood sugar  sky high ,I told her I was so proud of her managing to go  today ,I can emphathize with her to a certain extent ,when Mick died I coped so well for about eighteen months ,well I had to ,I had four teenage children ,then wham it all hit me and I went to pieces ,not wanting to go out ,not wanting to eat etc ,so yes I know abit of how she feels ,so I am asking you to join me ,in praying for her ,of course I know you will .......Go for it Jeannette ,in the words of the lovely song ,''One day at a time sweet Jesus ''

To the side of our Bungalow ,is a patch of garden,long and narrow ,We have decided to turn it into a wild garden ,there are already some poppys and some pretty yellow flowers and lots of other stuff ,I have a packet of wild seeds,and am quite excited about the project ,I will of course keep you posted .so on that note I will take my leave (I now have 21 alerts )this journaling  business is like painting the Forth Bridge !

With lots of love

 

37 comments:

kirkbyj05 said...

Jeannette's radiotherapy treatments are in my mind Jan.  I will still be praying for her good health throughout her daily visits.  She's been in my prayer's for a while now.  I'm looking forward to seeing your wildflower garden.  As you know that's one of my hobbies.  Keep us posted once you take some photos of what pops its little head out in your side garden.  
You can't beat a good old sing song Jan.  I wish I had been with you when your gentleman called at the sixties club to entertain you.  I was singing along to music this morning.  Its good for the lungs....Lol!  Hugs Jeanie

aniracj said...

Oh Jan, join the club with regards to being away!! I just cannot get motivated!! I am reading but not writing, to be honest I just cannot be bothered at the moment and I don't know why cos I want to as I have so much to say!!! I will do one soon but as to when I don't know! ttfn, love Joan

sybilsybil45 said...

Hi Jan,  Thanks for letting us know about Jeanette. She has been on my mind a lot today and was in our prayers at the bible study group this morning. She sure needs us all right now.    
Memories, memories...Tommy Steele.mmmmmmmmmmm  my honey bun !!
Love Sybil xx

stijoan said...

my tomatoes are dying :(........but my flowers that i've grown from seed are still going strong! love Joanne

madcobug said...

Jeannette has been and still is in my prayers. Glad that you enjoyed going to the club today and heard the old favorite songs. Helen

astoriasand said...

I had an idea Jan that one of the reasons would be alerts.Yes I agree they do take some time,and also yes we have to do our little bit of domestic engineering in between LOL!! I am so sorry for Jeannette it is such a shame.I know how she feels re:- the agraphobia I have suffered it myself and you have had to have been there to know just what it's like.Not pleasant at all.You too must have had it hard at the time you mention.The singing session sounds like you had fun,and the song "Sweet Jesus"I love.which you have mentioned.Good luck with the wild flower garden sounds lovely my last neighbour who was originally from down south had a wild flower garden it was beautiful,so with mine also we had the best of both worlds living next door to one another.Missed you Take Care God Bless Prayers being said thousandfold for Jeannetete and all others in J/Land and around the world who are ill.Kath
Astoriasand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

jeanno43 said...

Thank you Jan, for mentioning me, you are a sweetheart. I have done a little posting asking for some advice on cream.  By the way, I love your flowers at the top, they are so beautiful.  Bless you dear friend and thank you for the phone call.

sugarsweet056 said...

Glad to see you post! Always nice hearing from you. {{ }}
Jeannette remains in my prayers.
Have a good week.
Sugar

cacklinrosie101 said...

Jan, I am so glad that Jeannette started her treatments.  I know it had to be the hardest thing in the world to do.  What a horrific time she had with that journal.  Shame on the person who did this to her.  Please send her my love if you speak with her again.

I have a wildflower garden in front.  It was quite lovely for the first couple of years but sadly, it is getting very wild...lol.  I need to revamp it this year.  Can't wait to see yours.  Have a lovely rest of the week.  Love xx Chris

labdancer51 said...

Hello Jan,

I know what you mean about pottering in the garden, this weather has dragged me outside after work for the last few weeks and my journal has suffered as a result. Today I didn`t come in until 6pm and I`d lost complete track of time.  I`ve been thinking about Jeannette too and I`m so glad that she got through today ok, it must have been such an ordeal for her. As you say ` One day at a time....`

Love Sandra xxxx

oddb0dkins said...

All this sushine, no wonder you don't want to sit at your computer. I love Tommy Steele, took Reet to see him in Scrooge for her 50th, he's still smiling.
Good luck to Jeanette.
B. x

drb1064 said...

I thought you'd already done the wildflower garden lol, hope your seeds come up I bought a packet of butterfly and bird wildflower seeds at the rainbow last year and not one of them germinated.
Debbie
xxx

lindaggeorge said...

My garden has taken over my life just lately, I have no idea why I wanted to buy a house with such a big garden!!!!


Linda x.

gaboatman said...

It sounds like you had a nice time at the club listening to the man sing and play the guitar.  I'm glad jeanette made it to her first treatment, let's hope she is able to make it to them all.  We'll be keeping her in our thoughts.  Your wild garden sounds like a fun project.
Sam

plieck30 said...

Saying a prayer for Jeannette. Paula

lindapaterson177 said...

It`s too nice for housework the sun has got it`s hat on yippee!!! Went over to Jeanette and left a message.
luv bella xx

marainey1 said...

I've been praying for Jeannette and am so glad you got to speak with her. She is such a lovely lady and dealing with so much. One day at a time is the best way to go, I always try to do that myself.  I'll be looking forward to seeing those flowers!
'On Ya' -ma

nightmaremom said...

Glad you got to talk to Jeannette... I've been keeping her in good thoughts and prayers.  
hugs my friend
d

lanurseprn said...

I'm so glad you spoke to Jeannette.  I was quite upset when she said she was stopping her journal. I hope she decides to continue. And you too!  What are you doing not posting an entry for this long?? I missed you!  I saw that you were commenting, so I knew you were ok.
Glad you had a good time at your club. Don't wait so long to let us know what you and Kizzie are up to.
Hugs..Pam xoxoxoxox

jckfrstross said...

so glad you talked with Jeannette she is a lovely lady who is in my prayers:) when you talk to her again tell her she is in my prayers and to keep her chin high:) have a good week and can't wait to see the flowers

Deb

am4039 said...

happy that your here. Sounds like you are a busy person. My prayers go out to Jeannette it sounds like she has a lot to go through.

mariealicejoan said...

I do love each and every entry and catching up on your life with Maurice!  I wish you would write more often, but beggars cant' be choosers so I am just grateful for your words when you do manage to pen them!  My prayers continue for Jeanette.  What a terrible ordeal for her to have to go through.  You are such a dear friend to support her like you do.  Give her my love and thoughts the next time you chat.
love,
Marie
http://journals.aol.co.uk/mariealicejoan/MariesMuses/

frdbrow7 said...

Yes good luck to Jeannette, we are all thinking about her.
Would liked to have sung along to those old songs too, Jan, brings back lovely memories of the 50's :-D
Glad that I'm not the only one being deliquent at the computer, as you say, once you've sorted through the emails, it's time to get on with some work, and I too, have spent most of my time in the garden.  Disappointed not to see poppies popping up all over the place, normally have some big double purple ones, and I don't mind where they sprout! Overcast today, will walk to library to get the books I ordered and have a good read - not bad being retired eh ;-)
ttfn
Freda
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seraphoflove9001 said...

That club sounds like alot of fun. :o) And it's good to hear that you were able to talk to Jeannette as well. Bless her. Hugs to the both of you. xxx
Lisa

ukgal36 said...

I don't think i knew you had another hubby that died..that must have been very hard..what did he die from if you don't mind me asking?...i was glad to get an alert from you.. i am playing catch up on here today....
have a great day
lyn

ally123130585918 said...

I love the sound of your over 60's club ~ would love to have heard and sang along to all of those lovely old songs ~ Keeping Jeannette in my prayers as I am sure we all are ~ I think it is a lovely idea to turn that piece of garden into a wild one we have a wild patch at the top of our garden and it attracts butterflies and lots of wild life ~ Ally x

jules19642001 said...

I love the song One day at a time sweet Jesus. I am keeping Jeannette in my prayers. I met lots of breast cancer sufferers when I had both my mastectomies and that was in 1999 and 2000, all of them are still surviving...........Jules xxx
http://journals.aol.co.uk/jules19642001/Itsmylife/

icklemisssexpot said...

Please give Jeannette my love and best wishes with the treatment when you next phone her...Am so pleased that she managed to go along yesterday as it's so important that she gets this done and recovers well   Caff xxxxx

jlocorriere05 said...

I used to love Pat Boone too Jan! I had a Tommy Steele guitar when I was 7yrs old, I love to play along to his records! I feel so sorry for Jeannette, I know how hard it is for her to get out for her treatments then she had that awful trouble with her journal. We're all prayinbg for her to get through this. Jeannette xx  

emabecmar said...

I love the graphic you used. it's very pretty. Jeannette is a wonderful lady. My 5yr has drawn her a picture and mailed jeannette a picture of herself also. I have to go buy her an inspirational card tomorrow and send it to her. hope you have a great evening. I am 100 alerts behind, ugh, but i'll catch up.
Cindy

beckiepainton said...

I thnk wild gardens are lovely, we need more for all the insects and butterflies its surpising how many species can be found on a small piece of land.Beckie,xx

wobblymoo said...

We are all so proud of Jeanette, she is a born fighter

jmoqueen said...

Glad your ok and still enjoying the sixties club :-)  Give my love to jeanette if you talk to her again we certainly all think about her.  Can't wait to see pics of your wild garden xx

Jenny

susanebunn said...

Well welcome back!  I missed ya!

Love,
susie
http://journals.aol.co.uk/susanebunn/ItAllStartsAfter50/

sarajanesmiles said...

Sorry I'm so late reading Jan, you are right, keeping up with alerts is like painting the forth bridge, lol!!
Tommy Steele, I love that song :o)
Wonder if they have that on Napster, off to check!
Sara   x

lindachapmanuk said...

Poor Jeanette, I am thinking of her too Jan...looking forward to seeing pics of your new wild garden, that's a lovely idea, I love all the 'meadow' type flowers...Linda xx

nedmoh said...

Hi Jan, here I am at last commenting on your entries ,bet you did enjoy the sing song at the over sixties club.Thats a good idea to sow your wild flower seeds  ,I still need to do something with the ones we got in Dublin .
I too have been thinking of Jeannette alot  as you say she is being very brave ,lovely of you to mention her in your journal  like this ,it must give her a boost to know we are all behind her and wishing her well .........Love Jeanxx