Monday Musings with mini


Monday Musings with mini

I thought I’d try something new and make it weekly.

 plural noun: musings
  1. a period of reflection or thought.

I have a couple doctor appointments later in the week.  One is the one that I couldn’t get into see and the other is follow up with my occupational therapist.  I am supposed to be trying to take a five minute walk in the mornings.  Anxiety has me not being able to complete this task.  I’m tracking my sleep and my daily activities but I can’t see how this is helping my depression.

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Yesterday’s Bloom Instagram Challenge #BloomIGchallenge was vintage and new.  I used the two covered dishes that my grandmother gave me.  The old is a covered dish that was painted by her friend Lola Bonnot and has an inscription to Marianna from Lola.  The new (which I’ve had for 20 years) is the Old Country Roses covered dish that my gram gave me a long time ago.  So this got me thinking about Lola, I’ve heard so much about her over the years and my gram going to California to visit her.  I’ve googled her and it says she was born in California.  I don’t think that’s right but will check with gram later today.

Tonight is the international fireworks.  I’m going to have two scared pupalups because they just don’t like them.  I fireworksremember it being such a wonderous time going down to see them and then hours upon hours to get home.  They’re shown on the Detroit River between Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan.  They’re supposed to celebrate our Canada Day and the US’s Independence Day so they have them on June 22nd.  This has never made sense that every year it gets earlier and earlier into June.  I just don’t like being in the throngs of millions of people and feel for my hubby who has to drive down in the middle of all the madness.

Writing again has been good for me.  I enjoy it and find peace and calm in it.

I’m thinking how my baby girlie will graduate high school this week.  I goes by so fast.  In just a few weeks our oldest boy is getting married.  Time is flying by.

So what are you thinking of or reflecting about this week?

Journey with me…mini2z

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My daughter’s friend gave me a drawing of an angel holding a handful of spoons. It’s  just beautiful! I was so touched and it’s sitting right beside my bed where I can see it all the time.  I feel so blessed that she said I was her muse and got her drawing again. How I didn’t break into tears is beyond me.  Thank you A!  You are an amazing sweet soul!

I had a doctor’s appointment yesterday and the first thing he did was say you have an appointment with Dr B on June 26th of THIS YEAR!  I have been trying to get into this specialist for almost two years now and wasn’t taking patients but three doctors as a collective have got me in.  It’s NEXT WEEK!  Yes, I am excited.

I’m also being referred back to my Rheumatologist before I get put on the Plaquenil.  There is a shortage of it and it’s increased in price by 400 percent due to the shortages.  I have a slew of blood work to get done tomorrow.  I wanted to go today but I just couldn’t drag myself there without a tea.  I don’t like fasting blood tests but at least where I go she’s great with not bruising my already bruised body.  I have a free drink on my Starbucks so looks like I get a Latte tomorrow.

I also saw my fill in the chiropractor.  I’m probably going to make the switch over to his clinic completely because mine is getting into just neurological work with concussions. When I saw the occupational therapist and kinesiologist this past week it’s been discovered that I may have something going on from the whiplash and concussions I’ve had over the years. So my awesome chiropractor has been working for the past few years to be certified for what may be wrong with me balance, nausea, walking into things etc.  The fee is $500 and my insurance only will cover $100 of it but I think I need to spend the money to see if this is something that can be fixed.  I’m going with HOPE!



Is this painting done in mixed media just not absolutely beautiful?  It’s on its way to me.  I love the colours and just the vibrancy of it.  I appreciate art.  I can’t draw or paint but I create with my words.  Words have always been my therapy even when I didn’t share them with the world.   When I was in high school and writing poetry I came across a poem in the newspaper.  I think it was in an Ann Landers advice column.  It was called, “After A While”  Author Unknown.  It wasn’t until I was older with the kidlets new to the computer and came across the poem.  I had saved that interchange with the amazing woman who touched my soul and to this day Veronica A. Shoffstall thank you because of this poem I get myself flowers every chance I get.  At the time, I knew the poem as Comes the Dawn.  I’ve shared it at the bottom for you to read, love and enjoy.

mini2z – journey with me…






After A While
©1971 Veronica A. Shoffstall

After a while you learn
the subtle difference between
holding a hand and chaining a soul
and you learn
that love doesn’t mean leaning
and company doesn’t always mean security.
And you begin to learn
that kisses aren’t contracts
and presents aren’t promises
and you begin to accept your defeats
with your head up and your eyes ahead
with the grace of woman,
not the grief of a child
and you learn
to build all your roads on today
because tomorrow’s ground is
too uncertain for plans
and futures have a way of falling down
in mid-flight.
After a while you learn
that even sunshine burns
if you get too much
so you plant your own garden
and decorate your own soul
instead of waiting for someone
to bring you flowers.
And you learn that you really can endure
you really are strong
you really do have worth
and you learn
and you learn
with every goodbye, you learn…

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I found the hammock 


I bought a painting for our bedroom from Etsy from hubby’s birth state 


I also listed an item on eBay in hopes to buy a camera 


These two got mad because I wouldn’t share the hammock 


I’m happy with one kidlet for throwing a load of towels in the wash

The other is pissed her towel got washed 

It’s never easy 

Here’s to a new week 

Spoons if you need some 

mini2z – journey with me  

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