Friday, May 1, 2015

I Have Finally Picked Up My Camera Again

In Memory of My Dear Friend, Melanie

Yes, I am back trying, with great difficulty, to relearn what I was doing when I decided to close up my computer and put it away at a time which seems to be years ago though it has not really been that long. The saying is true....if you do not use it you lose it, and I have definitely lost it somewhere in this old head of mine.  It is so hard to reteach myself. I cannot figure out to locate a picture on the page or how to add type. Where is my dashboard. How do I add my beloved textures.  It’s turning out to be a very slow process, but I am enjoying it. My family is on the mend, but I try not to think about what the sat year and a half have been like. Photography seemed to be calling me so here I am.  Since I last posted, I have become a Hospice volunteer caregiver, and I adore my hours with my patients. What a meaning and touching experience for me. I visit Melanie’s mother twice a week. On Mondays we eat lunch together, and on Thursdays we go out with a friend to looks at wildflowers. I substitute every now and then when my back will allow it. Right now I am at my son’s in Richmond. I came to see his 10 year old, Eloise, dance with the Richmond Ballet. Oh, my, what a treat for a grandmother’s eyes! Then, Saturday my other son from Baimbridge Island is flying in for a quick visit with his brother, Gene, Patti, Eloise, and me. Buddy is still running his Ultra Marathons, and this weekend tried to do a 100 miler over in West Virginia, but he became seriously ill at about the halfway point.  Sleet and rain, shivering and chattering, vomiting, eyes glazed, and making no sense, so I had to drive out at 1AM they narrow and curving WV unlit road to get him. He really scared me this time. I tell you...he is like the Ever Ready Bunny. HE WILL NOT STOP. I am so proud of him. He says he is going to do it next year...he was running 4 minute miles, singing, and having a wonderful time when it all hit. Hope to start visiting all of your blogs again soon. Take care, and it is my wish that this finds all you, my dear blogging friends, well and happy. I am not posting to any blog sites, yet. Am just dipping my old feet into the water a wee bit at a time.

(This is one of the lilies a friend sent after Melanie passed away a month ago from pancreatic cancer. The little chair is made from a champaign top.)

~True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable.” Dave Tyson Gentry

 “Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”
                                                         ~  Mark Train
  " True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable.” 
                                                    ~ Dave Tyson Gentry