Some choices are good, some easy, some not so much. That’s how I feel about the surgery coming up for my eye. I don’t feel like I have enough information yet to make a clear choice about my eye’s correction. Whatever I choose, it has to last a lifetime, so there is going to have to be more research done. Besides everything else, it’s expensive. Ugh.

Rain, thunder, and hail. The moisture is definitely needed, we are bone dry, but all eyes are on the hurricane churning up the east coast. My prayers are for those who live near the ocean, including my family. Even if your home is not destroyed, your lives, work, and schools are being disrupted. None of it is easy. We understand.

This is a great time to make a donation to the Red Cross. They are already there helping the victims, as always. If you have a parent who says, “Don’t get me anything for my birthday,” as my mother does, give a gift to the Red Cross in their name. Red Cross gives nice cards you can print off and include in your birthday or holiday greeting to your loved one. Win-Win. Red Cross will be there when your disaster strikes too. Everyone gets one (a disaster) sooner or later.

I have this goal of draining one hose each day. Today, I also “walked” a wood and cast iron bench to the garage from out back, by myself. It doesn’t look like it would take as much time as it did. Picking up one end didn’t seem that heavy in the beginning, but by the time I was out front, I knew I didn’t have to lift any weights when I worked out later. Whew! Glad that one is done. I have one more bench, but currently Mrs. Bones is sitting on it, so it won’t go in until after Halloween. I can’t believe how close we are to the holidays.

The picture is hydrangea from my garden. We haven’t had a freeze yet – but it’s coming, so I thought I’d bring a couple of them in for us all to enjoy.


About Barbara K Tyner

A graduate of UCCS with a degree in English Lit., Barbara writes Children's Literature and fiction. Her popular children's series, The Badger Books, is co-authored with Barbara's daughter, Laura. Her first novel, "Wait Here, Wait There" deals with grief and Alzheimer's, two topics that are very difficult to manage in real life. Barbara volunteers doing school programs and speaking to support groups. National Parks, hiking, and snow-shoeing are in her list of favorite hobbies.
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