"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

Hello Friends!

Friends, Romans, countrymen...y'all. Foodies, gardeners, artists and collectors - let's gather together to share and possibly learn a thing or two in the mix.

Donna Baker

Saturday, May 20, 2023

What's Up?

Somethings change. I still garden but have gotten old. It comes so fast. I still have things I said I'd get to do one day. Then you realize the time has come and gone. 
My husband has been ill this past year. He spent more than seven months in the hospital. I've had him home for a couple of months. He's on prophylactic antibiotics to try and keep him out of the hospital. I am his caregiver. It is daunting. Healthcare in America is lacking. I won't send him to a nursing home if at all possible. 
It is nice to see all of my regular friends still posting. It's comforting to know you are well and carrying on. I guess we keep going down the same roads we've always traveled. My best to all of you.


Saturday, January 21, 2023

And So It Doesn't Go

I just had to come back to tell all how happy it made me to hear from each of you. I feel like I've known you for so long. I am not able to reply to your comments no matter what I try and I can't comment on your posts. I appreciate each of you for different reasons and will try to stay in touch. I am still lacking skills on the technological front and daily have some sort of trouble on my phone and/or Mac. Just know I think of you fondly and wish only the best. It is heartening to know that you are still out there carrying on in the midst of this crazy time. Love you!

What a difference time makes. I am caring for my husband. After 6 months in the hospital, he came home again yesterday. The trick is keeping him home and out of the hospital. He has recurring pneumonias from old cancer treatments in 2001. It's very sad a he has contracted pseudomonas bacterial  pneumonia which is rampant in hospital situations and it is becoming resistant to antibiotics. This is such a terrible time so I have to take it a day at a time. This isn't going to end well. How does one say goodbye?