Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Lazy Days of Summer




Hello my friends, I am happy to say we are now enjoying a warm and sunny summer in Alberta. Our days have been warm and sunny.....our evenings filled with thunder/lightening and lots of rain. Everything is growing so quickly, my blossoms smell so nice and my hanging baskets have really grown in just a week and a half. Yesterday my friend and I went for a walk throughout my neighbourhood and just enjoyed every one's front lawns and flowers.

On the weekend we went for a drive to Rocky Mountain House. It was lovely as I love driving on Alberta's old country roads. The fields were filled with colorful crops and it was a bit strange to see horses and cows out to pasture standing next to an oil well. We didn't have a picnic but ate at a lovely restaurant. As I was enjoying the old country barn scenes I realized I should of brought my camera with me...

Fallon is arriving tomorrow and I am all ready for her...I.think. I have booked our appointments and have checked out the entertainment happening right now at West Edmonton Mall. I was able to make an appointment for her hair cut, mine will wait until next Wednesday. We will have our Spa Day together though......will be fun. My nephew and his wife are going through a divorce right now.....it is very sad really and I don't know why but the children always find a way to blame themselves. All we can do is love them through the chaos. I will miss Fallon but it is the right thing for her to spend the summer with her grandparents and cousins. She will have fun!

Tomorrow morning I am meeting a patient of Dr. John's for coffee. He called me a few hours ago, I pray I will have the right words to encourage her through her journey ahead as she has just been diagnosed with Stage IV Breast Cancer......honestly if I could have only one wish in this world it would be a cure for this horrid disease.

It is beginning to storm again, I hear the thunder and see the lightening and oh my here comes the rain.

Have a great week everyone, sending you all many, many hugs......:-)



46 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

AC has been to Rocky Mountain House. Ten years ago, we were visiting friends in Lacombe, but they were working during the day, so we drove to RMH. Frankly I can't remember anything about it except for the fact we were there.

Wanda said...

Your hanging basket is lovely, Bernie...so large too! I bet the bush has a great scent also.

Remember your camera next time on your outings in the country. Maybe I will do the same.

Enjoy your spa day and other fun happenings with Fallon...Amanda leaves Friday! You and I both have someone we'll miss most of the summer!

I'm sure you will find words to comfort the patient, Bernie. Will be thinking of you!
♥...Wanda

Brian Miller said...

i will pray that you are given those words and also to comfort the children going through the divorce...have fun with fallon

wendyytb said...

Hi Bernie! I hope you have a wonderful time with Fallon. So sorry to hear of your nephew's troubles. It is always so hard on the children.

It is quite chilly in Ontario. We have had loads of rain, too! I hope the summer warms up before it turns into Fall.

Take care!

Wander to the Wayside said...

That's the prettiest hanging basket - the colors are so peaceful! You are such a busy lady, Bernie, always on the go and such a good friend.

Donna said...

The flowers are beautiful and I love to ride in the countryside. Can I come visit you and Fallon? Sounds like a good time!!
I know you will find the right words for the breast cancer patient.
Hugs,
Donna

anupama said...

Dear Bernie,
NAMASTE!
Good Morning!
Thanks for sharing these wonderful fowers,dear!They look awesome!Which are the flowers in the second photo?they look like jasmine.
Hearty congrats for the social service!I appreciate and admire you!You will get the right words,to comfort and console!
The popular film actress of India[Tamil movies]is a survivor and she has expressed her feelings supporting the ones who suffer from breast cancer!That is indeed a great job!
Wishing you a beautiful day,
Sasneham,
Anu

Denise said...

Really nice to catch up with you my friend, love you.

Bernie said...

AC, there isn't a lot at Rocky Mountain House except you can see the beginning of the Rockies plus the drive there is so pretty.
.......:-) Hugs

Kay said...

her flowers are all potted
her patio patched
what better to do
then spend time with the ones
that love her best
Happy Summer to you, Bernie.
and
P.S.
you always know the right things to do
the right words to say,
we are all just blessed
to know you that way

:) hehe what else can I say???

Bernie said...

Wanda, I can't get over how fast my flowers are growing, the bush smells wonderful. I am surprised it is still full of blooms with all the evening storms.
I am so looking forward to Fallon, she is so cute. Amanda is so young to be going to Ireland (the country I love so much) hopefully she will not get too lonesome.
I have just found a book for the lady I am meeting in the morning, I think it will help her. Big hugs to Alivia.......:-)

Bernie said...

Brian, thank you. Fallon cracks me up, we always have fun. I hope I can help this lady, I will try. Sometimes it is easier for them to talk to a stranger who has been through the same things, then their own family.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Wendy, we have had beautiful weather especially during the day then the storms at night helps to cool the house down.
I am really looking to having Fallon........:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Linda, I will be busy for the next few days, Fallon is staying with me until Monday now and I am looking forward to her company.
My flowers have grown so much this past week and a half, I love them.
.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Donna, so love your new picture. You are welcome to join Fallon and I, I promise you will have a good time, she is so much fun. I so love flowers Donna......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

anupama, namaste my friend. Yes everything will work out, it always does......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Denise, hope you are doing well, was so pleased to hear how well shorty bear is doing.....:-)Hugs

Bernie said...

Oh Kay your comment made me smile and I realized how much I have missed you.
Yes my little world is falling into place again and all is good.
......:-) Hugs

Cinner said...

Bernie, I am so sorry about your nephew and his wife getting divorced. I was glad I did not have kids when that happened to me. I wish them all well, strength and love. you will have a lovely time with Fallon, that will be nice for both of you. your yard looks great, our weather has been just like yours, a heck of a thunder/lightning one tonight. be well bernie, you will find the right words hugs to you. have a great canada day too.

Bernie said...

cinner, I was hoping that my nephew and his wife would of worked it out but no and now it is getting messy, I am so glad I will have Fallon now that school is over and I can get her ready to go home to my sisters.....it is so hard on the kids.
We had a huge storm tonight as well in fact we have had them the past 3 nights.......:-)Hugs

jinksy said...

Lucky you, to have glorious flowers - my garden consists mostly of shades of green stuff at the moment, though I did see ONE piece of honeysuckle in bloom yesterday!

Bernie said...

jinsky I love flowers and our summers are so short here that makes them even more special.
........:-) Hugs

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Lovely photos. Is that jasmine in the second photo? Ours is in full bloom and smells wonderful

Praying for your friend and for a cure to cancer.

Praying for you too. God bless.

Maggie May said...

I just love that hanging basket.

Have a great time with Fallon.

I hope that the meeting works out for you and that patient with breast cancer. Not an easy thing for you to have to do but you have a heart of gold, Bernie.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Valerie said...

Everything in your garden is rosy, what a shame that the children have to face the thorns. I know you will be there for them, Bernie. Love them and treat them with lots of TLC.

GrandmaK said...

Wishing you an enjoyable visit with Fallon! A spa date sounds just too grand. You pictures are very pretty and I can only imagine how fragrant they must be.

Praying you the Spirit is with you as you meet this lady today. You are such a treasure! Cathy

Gail said...

HI BERNIE
Lovely pictures :-) AND I felt your joy as you drove along country rods.

Enjoy every moment with Fallon. ANd Bernie, you will definitely find the right words for Dr. John's patient because you speak from your heart which is all love.

Love you my friend
Gail
peace and hope.....

Sharon said...

Glad you are no longer knee deep in snow and enjoying the lovely sunshine. Your flowes are gorgeous - such a lovely basket, you will have to tell me your secret - it must be all that lovely canadian sunshine :) x

Diana said...

Hi Bernie,
I had a little down time before my hectic Thursday and weekend starts!
Your Petunias put mine to shame! They are beautiful. I will be expecting to hear all about your time with Fallon and hopefully some photos! Have a great weekend. Love Di ♥

Ed Pilolla said...

warm and sunny days and thunder and lightening at night. oh, i miss summer like that. here in southern california, we just get the sunny and hot days.

positive energy to the patient you are meeting with. everyone knows someone who has had this disease tearing through the population. yes, a cure, or a decent investigation and vetting as to what in our world is creating it.

lovely photo the flowers up top.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Fallon is such a beautiful name. I hope you have a great time together.

And you're right, it's a terrible disease. Sending you prayers and strength for your kindness in helping others. That's such a lovely gift to give.

jj

Barb said...

You're the perfect person to meet the new patient, Bernie - you'll give her your smile and heartfelt encouragement. Have fun with Fallon - make some special memories! I love your hanging basket.

Queenmothermamaw said...

The flowers are lovely. Sounds like a nice neighborhood to walk in. So sorry for the divorce, it is so hard. You will have the right words Bernie you are blessed by God to help people. Enjoy your visitor. Blessings.
QMM

The Retired One said...

Can't wait to hear about your spa day when it occurs...she is so lucky to have you pampering her!
You will find the exact right words to tell your new patient with breast cancer...you have helped many people through this journey and can offer her hope and a connection with those that have walked this road before her. If any kind of terrible thing like that was diagnosed for me, I would RUN (not walk, but RUN) to your arms and ears to help me through it. You are an earth angel, Bernie...never forget that.

Abbey said...

Your flowers are so beautiful and bountiful. Somehow, Bernie, I know that the words of comfort will come at the right time. You are very wise and compassionate, and your friends will benefit from your kindnesses. So sorry about the lady with the cancer, as well as the children of divorce. Will be praying for you all.

Now, if you were in the South, you'd be feeling sticky icky outside. June has felt like August all month! It has been so hot, and it is so humid here. I have to water my flowers every other day, minimum, and Lee cuts the grass twice a week!! I'll send you some photos soon!

Blessings,
Abbey♥

A man called Valance said...

Beautiful hanging basket, Bernie.

TechnoBabe said...

You know Bernie, sometimes it is good to see photos of places you go and what you see, but the great way you write and describe things, it is great to see it in my mind as I read your words. I really like your hanging basket of flowers.

anne h said...

I say let it rain!!!
Summer just isn't summer without big puffy rain clouds and lots of cool thunderstorms.
As long as everyone is safe, that is!
Stay safe, my friend!

Mary333 said...

Your flowers are lovely! Michaela picks flowers for me almost every day, even dandelions :) I'm glad you are enjoying your summer, Bernie. I hope you and Fallon have a great visit. The spa day sounds like fun!

Eileen said...

Your flowers are lovely and I'm so glad to read that you are enjoying some nice weather! I keep thinking about snow in May!
Your trip sounds like it was wonderful, and I'm glad you are getting to spend some more time with Fallon before she has to leave.

We had a hot spell here for awhile but the past few days have been beautiful.
I've been busy with the grandkids and relatives (in between naps!), and feeling somewhat better.
I'm glad it's Summer and Jayden is home from school, I am enjoying a 'lazy' Summer!
Enjoy your visit with Fallon!
Love to you,
Eileen

Debbie(single;complicated) said...

Beautiful pictures!! A spa days sounds wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!I pray you find the words for the patient you will be encouraging!! Dear Lord, please hear our prayer for a cure! AMEN!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

What beautiful flowers, Bernie! Hope you are having a wonderful time with Fallon!!

And I also hope that your visit with the lady with cancer was an encouragement to her. I will pray for her! You are a wonderful lady, Bernie...if anyone can bring hope and encouragement, that someone is YOU!

Have a fantastic weekend! Love you, Janine XO

Rebecca said...

Those hanging baskets are absolutely gorgeous! I'm glad you were able to check out the neighbors' porches and flowers!

I'm sure you will be a huge encouragement and support to Fallon (not to mention the fun YOU will have, too)!

Cheryl said...

Your plants are lovely. I wish you and Fallon the most fabulous time together, it certainly sounds as if it is going to be! Have a wonderful week ahead.

Joey said...

The flowers are just beautiful! I wish I could see your deck.

Spa day... you lucky dog!

I too wish for a cure for breast cancer. We support the cause, and pray for everyone who has had it, and is going through it.

Love,
Joey

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