Wednesday, April 5, 2023

In Memory Of Sondra Walling 4/03/2023

It is with regret that I announce the passing of my sister Sondra. She passed away at home Monday Evening April 3rd. I am so glad I was able to be here with my sister these past 6 months. My sister was very appreciative of the people who read her blogs and interacted with her. I know she enjoyed meeting some of you over the years during her travels. She was a free spirit and independent thinker. I wish I had half the grit and determination she had and her mechanical mind! She loved all her travels to many places in the USA and even Canada. I learned so much from my sister about nature, birdwatching and animals. She rescued many animals throughout her life and nursed them back to health and released them back into the wild or found homes for many of the dogs she rescued. She kept 2 dogs from the last group of 7 dogs she rescued, Annie and Flossie. Annie is still with us and she will be going home with me when I return to Colorado. I am posting a link to my sister's obit below and appreciate anyone adding a memory or sharing an experience or interaction you had with her over the years. She was a strong supporter of the equine rescue network that helps save horses, mules, donkeys and burros. I know she would love any donations to that rescue. She is on to her next journey whatever that is. We love you Sis.

Thank you,
Her Kid Sister Marsha

Every day is a new Adventure.

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

spring on the way

sorry for all lower case letters this one thing i would ask computer design engineers to work lap tops for people  who suffer from occupational or hands put some upper case letters bars on the land middle and bottom row bars with some larger keys and in easy to read colors grey backgrounds and bold  white letters embossed in black or with red embossed letters. i am only able to type with one finger on the right hand

there maybe such computers already on the market i need to check  out for sure
until then i wont be making regular posts unless something spectacular happens.
i will do my best to reply to your posts
and please all of you  keep me informed and have a great spring.

Every day is a new Adventure.

Sunday, January 15, 2023


did i mention i can only type with one hand my left elbow has what i call a pinched nerve and due to that its constant pain and i cant use my walker so no walking
i went to a pain mgt clinic and he shot it with lidocaine and steroids id like to say it was good but only for 48 hrs i have go back next week hope i have better results this time
hope all of you are well...thats it for now. 

happy new year

Every day is a new Adventure.

Friday, December 16, 2022

December Update

i guess i need to update want to thank you all for nice message you have left much appreciated.   my  a walking is little less strong my hands shake and its hard for me to type...but i will try.   my Appetite has improved back to more solid food maybe i will regain some weight.  My sister is happy for that  she wants me eating 3 solid meals at least..which has been a huge challenge.
my sis and went car birding at bramblewood it was fun so i really enjoyed that.  and the front yard birds are paying daily visits.  Annie is doing good some scratching but i think she will get past she was to go to the mobile vet for shots and they cancelled it for the 18th...
i hope all who visit are doing good & trying to get thru December.  I know I am.  I have the van up for sale wish me luck.

Every day is a new Adventure.

Sunday, November 20, 2022


Over the week end i was to have another cat scan so had to drive in super early very difficut for me but we made it happen.. right after i got on the table I blacked  out they called Code Blue on me but it seems I had another seizure.. they took me to the ER,,  I was awake then and had no memory of the event. they did eventually do the ct scan and an MRI..but the labs showed I was low on red blood cells and so After 2 units of blood and some other stuff to beef up to my  system I began to feel Im back home today and glad to be. the scans did not show  any improve   but actually my tumors are getting worse so I hardly see the sense in continuing chemo it actually caused  the anemic episode so its hurting  me  rather than helping
so at this point i see no improvement. The neurologists said its spreading. 

Every day is a new Adventure.

Friday, October 7, 2022

Todays post...

Today is Thursday and I have to make the long trip to Lexington Med center for a recheck on my leg which is not doing all that well.  Its a revolving door Im now stuck in one I've avoided my entire life...
But it finally caught me like a fly in the ointment...I am enjoying my daily emails and photos from friends and family and the birds out side the window...and reading your blogs when you update..
Looking for little things is the answer...

Every day is a new Adventure.

Friday, September 30, 2022

69 candles

Thursday is my Birthday and its my first day of Chemo!  This was supposed to happen a month ago...but someone in the Lexington Medical Center Lab didn't get my Biopsy  shipped to The Lab In Cambridge Mass on time so the entire process was delayed! Its so strange how one person you don't even know can put your life on hold...just like the Linda who was holding up my at home PT...
Then there is those ones like, Amy who bend over backwards and go out of their way to have your just be own advocate when you need to be...
I am not looking forward to this part at all and don't have any idea how the side effects will be...but its every 3rd Thursday...wish me luck...I will hopefully post a comment afterwards if I can to update.... 

Every day is a new Challenge.

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Special Bullentin

Please wish my friend Karen Roy,  One of the Kindest people I know,  Safe Harbor as Fiona bears down  on them at Cape Breton Island, New Brunswick, Canada...the last report I saw was 500+ out of power trees are down and they asking people to shelter in Place...
Hang in there Karen!

Every day is a new Adventure.

Friday, September 23, 2022

6 Decades FALL is here

This was a busy week we did yet another Walmart curbside pick up turns out that is a good thing for me Hope they never do away with it, we have one more store a Food Lion that does it neither deliver in my It does have to be picked up.

I made Flossie a nice headstone...and I hope to be able to decorate Casey's stone as well...I just never got around to doing that for him...but now I see how it brings comfort to see her name in writing and I want the same for him...and it was a nice DIY project I know even a cheap professionally done  stone is way more than $80. I have to have projects or I will go batty.

I had Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy this week and Thursday is Finally Chemo planning Day I will go once weekly on Thursdays.  Not that I'm looking forward to it I hope I can do the Immuno-Therapy its not Chemo...but its the one shot I have due to the location of the Lung Tumor. 

My lil sis has gone back to take care of her life and I am forever in her debt and would do the same for her, hope she never needs it, and big sis is now here doing the same for me! So GOOD to see her and so happy she had a safe trip over...
Thanks to everyone who sends their well wishes both family and friends it means so much..

I continue to see huge fluttery butterflies on my Lantana which recovered from the weird deer attack early on they don't normally bother it and I am hopeful for an appearance of  RB Nuthatch since I see them reported in other counties of the state...they are always amazing to watch...AND I have a Zuke to pick and a Bell pepper...and some tiny tomato if they get some sun to ripen...if not I may pluck them in a jar of water and bring into the window to ripen.  The dogwoods are now a-flash with their red berries so the squirrels are busy collecting them...soon a Mockingbird will lay claim, which is the norm.

On my 60th Birthday I broke both my arms remember? My Family was to the rescue, and now my 69th is in about a weeks time!!
IF I survive this decade of my time on Planet Earth It will be an Earthly miracle for sure. Life on my homestead is right in tune with where it should be.

Every day is a new Adventure.

Sunday, September 18, 2022


I put one
Basal plant in this small pot and the rest of my Basal I dried  and chopped up in  my coffee grinder its great to have some dried and some this is the north facing window...Check out how tall and healthy this plant is..

and in these pots I'm sprouting Cilantro...

I did successive plantings so they don't all come up at the same time I found it lasts longer this way...

Every day is a new challenge.