Friday, December 18, 2009


I'm back on-line. I actually was able to follow Bro's instructions and hook up to my Cuz's computer. And it worked! Tomorrow I'll be out with my camera if I can find which box it's in and take some photos so you can see the place and meet the critters, at least the ones that live here. Spud is a Jack Russell and he is in hog heaven. My Cuz says he thinks he has his own harem even though he and the girls all are 'fixed' they run around and check out all the trees and leaves and SueSue and he play chase some until the Spud gets too rambunctious as Jack Russell terriers tend to get and then she just ducks because he is jumpin' over her and around her. They all three like being around each other and Spud comes in and gets in bed with me and the girls and sometimes he and Suess nap on my bed. We both have decided that he's glad for short legged critters being around. Lucky is the outdoor dog. He has a short weak front leg that he can use somewhat and he is such a sweet dog. My cousin's late husband came carryin' him. He had found him and brought him home as a pup and thus the name Lucky.

It is so nice to get up in the morning and look out the window and see the cows grazing out in the pasture or just to go out and feel the sun on my face and the breeze through my hair and to know this peace inside again. And to know that my world is starting to level out and I love my Cuz all the more for opening her home to me. Her son came by the first day I was here and helped me unload my truck and told me he was glad that I was here. He was thinking it will be good for his momma to not be here by herself. I told him that I was the fortunate one to have a close enough relationship with her and was looking forward to be able to visit and get to know him and his sister and her three girls better. I'll be going to basketball games to help Granny yell for the granddaughters and Cuz and I are looking forward to taking the metal detector out to several places around the land they own that were old homesteads and her youngest granddaughter is faunching at the bit to go out hunting with Granny (my Cuz) and Helen looking for treasure. When she saw the metal detector Wednesday evening she wanted to go looking right then... I told her it was getting pretty cool and it was dark so not tonight... She said, "Granny has a big flashlight in her closet!" She sure made it difficult to not go right then but I told her we needed to wait until Saturday.

This is going to be such fun but I have to say that I already have my treasure. I have family that loves and wants me to be around and to be happy and peaceful.

I have the greatest Christmas gift that I could ever have been given.


Twisted Fencepost said...

I am SO HAPPY to hear this, Helen! God works in mysterious ways. Can't wait to hear more about your new adventure!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

wonderful news and i want to play too!!!!!!!!
Love n hugs

Debbie Jean said...

I am so happy for you and the fur babies!!! Is this a permanent home now for you? I am glad all is well and quiet in your life once again. Merry Christmas and Happy New year!!!

God Bless~
Debbie Jean

Cindy said...

Sounds like your situation is improving/leveling out. Good to hear you are in a happy place before Christmas. Take care!

jojo said...

sounds like you found your place Helen...;p

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you are very happy in this new place. What a great Christmas present. . . peace!

GingerJar said...

I hope you and the girls find lots of treasures....of course all treasures are not buried...sometimes they are called "family".

Lonicera said...

I'm not a religious or devout person, though I consider myself Anglican, but I've always resisted the concept marketed by television ads and a multitude of films that Christmas is a time to withdraw into your home with your family, shut the door tight and sit by the hearth, eating till you bust and playing lots of board games.

It's a fantasy that puts a lot of unwanted stress on those who are lonely or alone, unhappy, or for whom the associations of the season are sad.

I'm sooo pleased for you that you have moved to a happier situation -temporary or not - and that your optimism is returning. I hope the next week will be a peaceful one for you and your gorgeous dogs.

Please post again soon.

hetty said...

I'm happy that you're happy! Sounds like the pups are happy too! Glad things have leveled out a bit and you are in control again. Have fun with that metal detector. Hope you find lots of treasures, both with the metal detector and your heart.

darsden said...

Wonderful News and Have a great Christmas and Blessed New Year

Brenda S Okie in Colorado said...

I'm a believer of 'things happen for a reason' I think you and your cuz are supposed to be there for each other from now on.
Have the best Christmas and New Year EVAH!

Pastor Sharon said...

Happy happy friend. . . . I am happy that you are with a loving family that loves you and lets you bloom and grow!

Love you and wish you the Merriest Christmas ever!

Terry said...

Howdy Helen
Oh wow Am I happy for you !
You just made me feel like Christmas was coming after all :)
God Bless you sweetie .
I am truly thankful to hear from you and oh to wake up with cows outside.
I am envious of that part !
Blessings to you .
Merry Christmas and a truly Happy New Year to you and yours .
Can't wait for the pictures be posted.
Big Hugs from Texas
Happy Trails

Sara said...

Glad to have you back online. Here's wishing you a happy, relaxing holiday!

Tipper said...

Sounds like an answered prayer. I'm so happy for you!!