Saturday, August 17, 2019

Canyon Pictures And An Update

I put these pictures together for a project. It was a familiar way for me to select pictures and post them somewhere.  A few of these will be chosen for a web site. 

Then, since I haven't posted for so long, I decided to post them. Together with a status report.

I'm not doing as well as I would like. Today is the first day of a 'getting back to normal' program I need to do for myself and my health. My ability to walk normally, even. After having bad problems with my legs not working right, and the osteoarthritis in my right hip going from bad to worse, I came down with yet another case of bronchitis. Seems to be an annual event now. 

Two sets of big brown eyes have looked at me longingly now for a couple of weeks and, this morning, I was finally well enough to take them for a short walk. After throwing balls to Faith with the ball thrower and the new orange balls, the ones that bounce, and, says Faith, are so much more fun to catch than regular old tennis balls. 

I have volunteered for two different things, one is the web site, which I will work on with my friend Jeanne. The other is helping another friend, Kathy, who is a dietitian at our new hospital and diabetes educator, get a diabetes support group started in town. Probably at our new hospital. I have been a bit worried about being able to do this, but feeling better I am determined to make it work. Both projects will be so much fun and will keep my mind going. 

Since I have problems with my legs and standing, I will not participate as a volunteer for our Gran Fondo bicycle race that will take place in mid-September. I love that race, it's so much fun to help out, giving out water and snacks at the rest stop. Dosing out electrolytes became my specialty. I will miss it. 

The new Walmart superstore has opened in town. Glenn is taking me on Wednesday. That should be fun. 

The dogs are fine and waiting for their breakfast right now. They are not bugging me yet, but it won't be long, so I will leave you now with the rest of the pictures. Hope you will enjoy them. The one of the mail  boxes is my favorite. 


  1. Great landscape!
    Leg problems are usually helped by watching body weight(at least, in my case it is like that). Besides, I sometimes use light elastic cotton socks to keep the legs firm and steady.
    Anyway, feel well, and Good Luck with your projects!

  2. All the photos are wonderful, with snow, barren ground, higher hills in the distance, they will all find their own place in the project. Hope you will enjoy the new project in town, so good to be able to participate at our age and give out the knowledge we have learnt over the years.

  3. I LOVE THE MAILS BOXES and all the ones that come after it... had to smile at the providing of trash cans there for all the mail we don't want.. the TREE is gorgeous, the funny shaped one all by itself. so sorry you are ill again, I know how hard that is on the dogs when momma is not herself. I have the osteoaritis in my left hip also, and the doctor sent me to therapists to teach me how to do 3 excercises daily on the bed. maybe ask about that. mine helps as long as I do it. if I slack off it hurts again. mine is not bad enough to need a hip, hope yours is not either... osteo hurts, and if you have it there I am sure you have it other places, just like me. so sorry you can't do your volunteer. let me know what you think of your new Walmart. you can ride in one of the electric carts.. give the pups a kiss and hug from me and tell Faith Big boy gained 10 pounds and weighs 75. doc said he is not fat, but will be if we don't cut back. we don't over feed him, he is very inactive. I bit the bullet and paid for blood work, will know next week if he has a problem or is just a lazy dog.

  4. I am sorry you aren't feeling your best. Your pictures are lovely! My favorite is the snow, and the what it looks on the mountains. Your volunteer projects sound really special, and will be a help to so many people.

  5. Inger, I am sorry you are not feeling like yourself. I know you will keep active and trying to work out your health problems. All of my positive thoughts and vibes are being sent your way.

  6. So sorry to hear that you haven't been feeling well.
    Best of luck to you in your volunteer activities.
    The pictures you've taken are stunning.

  7. Your photos are lovely. I love the mailboxes and the frosted desert.

    I hope you will be better soon.

  8. I'm sorry you are having difficulty walking and having osteoarthritis in your hip. I hope your friend can help you with that support group. I think it's a fantastic idea. Good luck with you two projects. I'm sure it will be fun.
    Your photos are beautiful.
    I worry about you and wish you a speedy recovery from the bronchitis.
    Hugs, Julia

  9. Hi Inger - well it's good to know you're starting to feel easier with life. The two projects sounds interesting and will keep your mind occupied - I'd love to know what the website is for ... ?! Gorgeous part of the world you live in ... love the snow-dusted one ... and your post boxes look like sentinels in the desert.

    Enjoy the trip to Walmart and seeing Glenn ... and then Samson and Faith:lots of love for you there ... all the best - with plenty of hugs - Hilary

  10. So nice to see the mail boxes which means you have lots of neighbors, even if you can't see them from your porch.
    So glad you are working on the support group. I belong to a cancer support group and they have become my dearest friends and welcome support.

  11. Love all of your beautiful pictures! The one with the mailboxes is my favorite, too! Hope you get your health up to par soon!

  12. oh my! final on her dear bean! and a post from you.
    the pictures are calming and just beautiful. I never thought I would be a desert person.
    but I have to tell you. compared to our weeks of temps in the hundreds and high humidity
    I think I might have to change my mind. the plans you've described sound wonderful.
    not only for you but all the people who need the inspiration and friendship of it!
    I hope it all goes well for you! I know what you mean about the dreaded bronchitis.
    it has become my own old nemesis. got diagnosed with COPD and now I see why I need to watch out for it!
    the scary pitfalls of advancing age! and to that I say..."YOU CAN'T KEEP ME DOWN! SO QUIT TRYING!!!" lol xo

  13. Hello Friend! I love your pictures, they truly are amazing and show the beauty of the place you call home. I do love that mailbox shot, it's full of such character!

    I'm glad you're feeling better. I'm also glad you take the time to stop, and take care of yourself, an example to truly follow! Continue to do that, and know that I'm sending my best of vibes to you in your timezone!

  14. The pictures of your wonderful landscape are wonderful, Inger. I am sorry to read that you are feeling poorly, but am glad to read you are getting better and will be starting new things.

  15. Beautiful photos. They are all great and I love the snow ones and the first one. I think a support group is a great idea. Having a chronic illness can be very isolating.

  16. I loved all the photos - especially the snow! Glad to read you are doing better and at least was able to get the dogs out for walks. It will be nice that you have time for a few projects you will be involved in. Good going and all the best to you.

  17. Wonderful pictures! Gracie and I send our love!! Feel better!

  18. I'm so sorry you've had such a rough time of it. I keep you in my prayers. I hope this week is better and you feel stronger each day. Love seeing those big beautiful scenes around where you live! Hugs!


Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger


Related Posts with Thumbnails