It was a Hard Time. A Bad Time, But all is Well Now —- Wednesday, November 20, 2019

A few weeks ago, I was bitten ON THE LIP, by a

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Jumping Spider

I know it was a Jumping spider because I caught and killed it…gross thing.

It took me forever to over-come it.

First, my bottom lip looked like I had a Cold Sore…A HUGE Cold Sore!  Like HUGE!

The pain was like spear thrusts on my lip, in my gums, my tongue swelled…

Then the venom traveled into my nasal passages and my throat and my ear canal

It was like I had a cold, but not like a cold…it was horrible

After two weeks I had to go to the Doctor and get a shot. I just could not fight it anymore. Terry started to get worried, and to tell the truth, so did I.

Even after the shot, the left side of my face swelled up so much I looked like I had collagen shots on the left side of my face ONLY

The right side was as wrinkled as before, BUT with the big fat left side, it looked even more wrinkled 🙂

Then the headaches started, and the earache, plus the continued running nose.

But, actually, by that point (two weeks ago)  I was feeling better and

knew I wouldn’t be whirling away with the spirits of the dead.

So…………..today I can say only my ear pain is left…and it is diminishing.

What a long process!  But I made it!

(And I didn’t let it get me — I still went for walks, took photos, had company, bought groceries and continued the best I could with long, long naps in-between—it’s been a haul, but I’m here now. YAY! )

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

A Thousand Tiny Bits of Everyday Dreams—-Sunday, November 26, 2017

 

One evening this week the sun slid behind the Uncompahgre Plateau painting the sky over Grand Mesa shades of apricot and peach

While Boomer, Romeo, and I took a wee walk

to take Romey back to his barn (I left Mindy in the house toasting by the wood stove.)

Gradually the shadows blanketed the farm and the air started to crisp

On the way back I heard my named whispered faintly in the wind, calling me…calling me

I thought about that…hearing my name in the wind— finally deciding it really wasn’t a very lonely sound, or something to shatter a heart.

Boomer and I walked home in the evening’s silver puffs of air me thinking how much I love this earth we call home.

From my world to your heart,

Linda

 

 

RAINBOWS!!! —– Thursday, June 9, 2016

TiniyThere it was — a tiny little rainbow starting to take shape.  It was precious, although short lived; the clouds quickly covered the sun taking the beginnings of a rainbow with it.

Outdoor!As we were heading back to the farm yard a rain chute dropped down on to the land, across Highway 348, and the sun dropped passed the dark rain cloud into it’s resting place for the night —

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In doing so, the brilliant ending of the sun caused the sky to light up with that special glow; illuminating all the dark corners of the earth, the sky and within the soul.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda