Grandma Barb’s This and That

Friday, February 20, 2015

Friday's Ramdon 5

I have really been having a hard time getting motivated.  This winter  has had so many cold, cloudy, dreary days.  We haven't even had much snow to pretty up the landscape.  I shouldn't complain as we have not had the awful weather that others have been having.

I've been debating if I should quit my blog.  But I guess I'm not quite ready even though I hardly get around to posting or to visit any of you. I have been spending more time on Facebook and have connected with several of you there.

My visit to Mayo didn't give me quite the news I was hoping for.  So I will be going back in April for more tests and decide what treatment I will have.

I had a fun weekend over Valentines Day.  I went to my daughter's in Waconia and she and her husband took me out to eat for my birthday on Friday the 13th.  Then I spent Valentine's day at my granddaughter's school where they were having a Show Choir competition.  It is so fun to see all the different schools perform.  They come from all over.  Her group didn't compete because they were hosting the competition.  But they did perform.

Even though this winter has been pretty blah we have had a few beautiful sunsets.


Linking with Tanya at Willy Nilly Friday 5

Have a great weekend and stay warm!
See you next time.
Barb

49 comments:

Tom said...

Great sky shot. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Debbie said...

the image is gorgeous barb,the skies have been amazing this winter!!

i passed so many photo op's while i was out yesterday, it was just too cold to get out and take pictures....(and i can't believe i really said that)!! i am always up for picture taking!!! i have great opportunities in my yard, i've been cooking and cleaning and sharing that "crap"!!!

crafts, projects....maybe doing some of that would inspire you. i hope you don't stop, i would miss you!!!

sorry you did not get more decisive news at mayo!! stay warm and happy!!!

TexWisGirl said...

happy birthday to you, barb! i am hoping the medical stuff can be handled. i know it must be worrisome.

Judy said...

Happy "belated" Birthday Barb. Keeping prayers that in April you get better news and you find the right treatment path to take.

Barbara said...

Wow, that sunset really is heart-warming! I was sad to read about your health issues - and your thinking about quitting to blog... now that I jut found you! But I hope you will be a lot better soon and that spring will find its way to your neck of the woods soon, too!

Jacquelineand.... said...

Happy Belated birthday Barb... sending you warm hugs.

I'm sorry to read that you weren't able to get things resolved on your last visit to Mayo, but holding high hopes that April's path will provide you with a clear direction. Not knowing has to be contributing to the winter's malaise.

Do what you need to, just remember that we're here when/if you return.

Amy Burzese said...

Belated Happy Birthday, Barb! It is hard to stay motivated isn't it? Thank goodness for sunsets. Sorry you didn't hear what you wanted, but not going back until April must mean it is not too, too bad. Stay warm and take care!

Rose said...

Happy Birthday a little late...

Sorry your news was not so good at the Mayo...

Kathy said...

Because you have picture like this, I'd hate to see you go! Spectacular sunset.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I'm glad you had a nice Valentine/Birthday weekend!
It's hard to be motivated to blog this time of year, at least for me, but I do hope you continue if you enjoy it. We enjoy reading your posts!
Sorry your news wasn't better. I will keep you in my prayers. Take care!

Prims By The Water said...

Happy belated birthday! Hope for the best on your next appt. Stay warm and have a great weekend, Such a pretty sunset. Janice

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday Barb. I know your medical news must be weighing on you, but I do hope your next appointment is more positive.

Vee said...

Oh bother! I was hoping for a super report over this more tests stuff.

I bet that the choir competition was impressive. I love such events. I have truly never seen such a gorgeous sunset...it is stunning.

Carletta said...

Gorgeous sky!
Funny how similar our current posts are. I too reflected on not blogging much. I don't know that I could ever quit but I'm not doing much so I wonder. Happy Belated Birthday! Mine was the 14th.
Stay warm!

lenalima said...

Imagem maravilhosa!
bj

Felicia said...

I think alot of us have the winter blah's Barb. You sound like you have cabin fever.

sure hope you continue your blog. Happy belated birthday and I hope you get your health issues resolved.

beautiful sky image.

My Little Home and Garden said...

I'm sorry you didn't have good news regarding your health, Barb. I hope things improve for you!

Karen

Elaine said...

Lovely sunset! Sorry to hear you're still having health issues. Hopefully the next round of treatment will take care of it.

Cranberry Morning said...

Happy belated birthday to you! It is sometimes impossible to keep up with blogging, but don't quit. It's a nice way to connect now and then. I, probably the only person in America, don't do fb.

ladyfi said...

Wonderful sky shot. Hope you get your mojo back soon.

JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

How in the world did the cold weather pass you up and hit KY? Maybe you should move a bit further south, like KY?

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

What a gorgeous shot! Praying that you will be able to get a good treatment without too many side effects. Have a wonderful day and stay warm!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Fabulous photo - and I always love hearing from you no matter how long in between. You are one of the good and interesting blogs that I enjoy so much. Hope that the clinic gets you all figured out.

Tanya Breese said...

oh barb, i am praying for better news for you in april...it sounds like you had a wonderful birthday..i think i told you happy birthday on facebook but i will also tell you here, happy birthday, belated now! i hope you won't stop your blog, just post when you feel like it! hang in there...sending you hugs from virginia :)

amanda | wildly simple said...

Thinking best wishes for you, Barb,
and a very happy belated birthday!
We've had some beautiful sunsets up north, too.. nice to see color, but the trees often obstruct my view. :)

".E." Lizard Breath Speaks, It's Beth said...

so pretty. going sunset. love it!! hope you are well. have a nice week. enjoy your March! ( :

carolann said...

oh this is awesome Barbara.

Kerin said...

Oh Barb.. I am sorry that you didn't have the good news that you wanted to have with the tests. Sending you thoughts and prayers!

Beautiful picture!! This has been somewhat of a blah winter... I admit.

Everyone has facebook, and twitter and instagram and every kind of social media..... seems that blogging is kinda dying out. Maybe because it eats up so much time in a day.
I will still read if you continue to blog.. but I completely understand your thoughts of closing up your blog too :)

Hope you have a happy day!!

~Kerin

Far Side of Fifty said...

Beautiful skies! Sorry to hear that Mayo didn't have good news for you. :(

Pondside said...

I'm sorry that the visit to the Mayo didn't bring the sort of news you'd hoped for. That's hard, I know.
As always, your photo is beautiful and uplifting - thank you for posting it.

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

I completely understand your need to take some blogging breaks - I've done a few of them, myself. The colors in your sunset are beautiful. I hope you're doing well and find some treatment options that work for you - take care!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Happy Easter, Barb!!

Daniel LaFrance said...

Do what moves you at a pace that is right for you. I hope the folks at Mayo are able to sort things out for you.

Happy belated birthday!

carolann said...

Oh don't stop blogging. I enjoy your pictures. This picture is fabulous.

Your dedicated fans would cry if you gave up to not do it.

I have been not as dedicated but one of me to your handful admirers makes it all worth while to keep going for them. When Spring pops in to gear soon. You may feel much different. All I see is brown earth and no tree buds or wild flowers neither. A real depressing winter for all.

Happy Belated Birthday also.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Dropping by to say Happy Mother's Day!

Vee said...

Just peeking in to say hello. Miss seeing you in Blogdom.

Liz said...

Just dropping by to see how you are and to say I too am missing your posts!

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lenalima said...

Que maravilha!
abraço

Far Side of Fifty said...

We were at Mayo last week and I thought of you! :)

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Yoo Hoo - anybody home. Miss your posts.

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Liz said...

Missing your posts, Barb!! I hope you are well??

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Barb, saw your little avatar and comment on a good fence post and had to come over and say hello. Hope you are doing well and your new year off to a good start. Blessings to you my friend. xo

Kranky Granny said...

Barb, you use to follow my blog but I quit posting when I got cancer some four years ago. Sorry to here you are having health issues and I completely understand every thing you wrote. I am just now getting back into visiting some of my old favorites. Sending good wishes and prayers your way.

Oops! Almost forgot to say that I have started a new blog under a different and more anonymous name. Hopefully you will remember me from "Cashjocky and the Old Salt."

Liz @ Sit With Me In My Garden said...

Hello Barb- It's been a long time since I've been by. I thought of you today and wanted to say hello. I hope you are doing well.

carolann said...

Hello Barb,
Happy Belated Birthday. I came in on and off and seen the door blog was not open. I so wondered about you and kept you in prayer. Will keep you in Prayer for your next appointment. Asking the Lord to make it better much better.

I have been on and off myself. Had a cataract removed. Went well and then almost healed. It went blurred. So now different eye drops. One day I see another day it is blurred.

Have an appointment In July. To see about either a hip replacement or knee. Right now. I walk with a cane . Xrays showed Bone on Bone. Not fun getting ill or being an old lady before my time. You are loved here. And I missed you like everyone else.

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Vee said...

Barb, how are you? Just popped by to see if the door was unlocked and so found that it was. Wanted you to know that I was thinking of you.