Grandma Barb’s This and That

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Milk weeds

These pictures are a little dark and dreary.  Maybe that is my mood today.  It is cold and rainy here but that is a good thing because we need the rain so bad.

I saw the pulmonary doctor on Tuesday.  He didn't have an answer for my shortness of breath, other than he thinks it is obstructive.  He wants to see the scan I had after my thyroid cancer surgery a year ago.  He said that can sometimes cause obstruction in the airways of the neck.  I also have slight sleep apnea and he wants me to try the CPAP to see if that helps.

I won't be posting and commenting as much as I have to get caught up on things around here.  Plus I took a water color painting class and want to do some of that. I also have several pieces of furniture I want to paint. So if you don't see me around as much it is not because I've forgotten you.  I just have a lot I want to do.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great day.
I'll be around as much as possible.



Mari said...

That last picture is really pretty!
Hope the CPAP is helpful for you. I know a few people who say it's made a huge difference.

TexWisGirl said...

hoping you can get some relief/help soon!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Great pictures - I remember being fascinated with milkweeds as a child.

Brian King said...

Wonderful photos! I like the detail! I hope you feel better soon and enjoy your painting class! That will be fun!

Beth said...

I have been using a c-pap for 7 months. It was hard to get used to but it does help.

The milkweed pics are beautiful.

Raindrops and Daisies said...

Lovely photo Barb.

I hope that you are ok
and will be bright, breezy and full of energy soon.

Thinking of you.

Enjoy your class.

x Fiona

Olive said...

Painting furniture takes me forever. I hope you are better at it than I am. I am working on a coffee table now and it is taking a long time to poly it. Please work in a well ventilated area as it affects my breathing. I hope the CPAP helps. The milkweed is beautiful.

Diana LaMarre said...

Hi Barb,
Have fun with your water color class. Creating new things always perks me up.

A lot of people swear by Cpap machines. I hope it helps you, too.

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Feel better very soon. Your painting is lovely. Your health is very important and should come first.

Debbie said...

Great pictures for your mood!! Enjoy those projects, they sound fun (i love a good creative project). I sure do hope your feeling better and get some answers soon!!!

Prims By The Water said...

Hpe you get to feeling better soon. My hubby has a cpap machine..make him sleep better at nights. These milkweed remind of my grandparents farms when the swallowtail butterflies would flutter all around them. Have fun at your painting class! Take care, Janice

Pat said...

I love milkweed pods.
Hope you feel better soon.

renae said...

crazy great photos here, Barb! Amazing.

Hey, we googled the pond and learned it is a city reservoir that has a foot path to it. Wonderful news!

My husband's birthday is tomorrow (10-19) and we are planning to go there. yay!

Jori said...

Beautiful pictures! your water color class sounds wonderful.

I hope your health gets better. I know constant doctors appointments can be so miserable. I'm sure all will be well soon. :)

Carole M. said...

do what has to be done; your blog friends all understand. We will see you when you hit POST again Barb. Take care and enjoy your projects. Similar here with juggling erratic watering system needing overhaul, weeding etc. during the hot weather. It's nice to 'achieve' out there too though

orchid0324 said...

Dearest Barb,
Take Care of yourself and hope your painting class can be really fun for you☆☆☆
Beautiful "Milk weeds" and first to see for me, haha.
Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Anonymous said...

I adore those Milky Weeds you took..

As a kid. They were a must in my

walk in the fields.

Our teacher took us on field

trips and we learned all about

the beauty of milk weeds and

flower weeds. Queen Ann Lace, yellow golden Rod, sneeze,sneeze.

Except some time it was annoing

if the open concept of Milk

weed them flew

on our sweaters or pants. Just

like burs. Remember those

clinging on your clothes through

the field. Nasty.

I rather enjoy this today to look

at them. Brings back my

childhood memories.

Thanks. Hope your feeling better


Mary said...

I hope you are able to find something that helps you Barb.

I totally understand about doing other things. Enjoy your class.

JOY @ said...

Good luck Barb with your medical condition. Hope there is a simple solution. enJOYed the Milk Weed. They can be a frustration with their seeds so easy to spread, but yet they seem to me to be one of the most artistic pieces of nature.

Rose said...

Oh, I have been absent from blogging, just been getting caught up the past 3 or 4 days...sorry you have been having problems.