February 29, 2012

Summer ends....Autumn begins...

9pm Wednesday the 29th of February (a leap year!) The last hours of summer are here, well, it certainly felt like summer was over today, it was a chilly 17C!!  Tomorrow will be the first day of Autumn, I really savour watching one season slide into the next...and Autumn, like Spring, is such a  special time....  I love seeing the trees changing colour, the leaves floating so gently to the ground....  Autumn is such a cozy time don't you think....harvest, food, cooking, baking, crafts, thinking about getting our blankets out of storage, and winter clothes...scarfs, boots, jackets, Oh I love all those things!  Well, each season has its fun I guess, I was excited to be back in skirts last December ;)

Anyway....as I look back over summer, we've had some really big adjustments in our lives her at the Medina's.  I guess the two that stick out to me, were the challenges I went through with my dog, and baby, Pippin, and his leg surgeries, I didn't think we would ever pull through, or he would ever run and play as he used to...I tried to keep my optimism high, but it was harder seeing him in pain than it would be if I was suffering I think...  He was such a trouper, and although it was really hard, we got through it, and I can't believe how healthy his is now.  Running and playing, with a new spark in his eye.  Brave little boy, he may be tiny and fluffy, but he has a lot of substance under it all :)

I also started on my insulin pump for my type 1 diabetes.  I've had diabetes for 17 years now, and have always had trouble with my BSL raising and falling too quickly, no matter how I tried, my other health problems (auto immune arthritis and adrenal malfunction) made it all very difficult to manage.  So, I started my insulin pump at the beginning of summer, and although it was a learning curve to begin with, I can't be happier with it, my health, my life, my mood, my sleep, everything has improved to extents I couldn't have dreamed before!  I am SO over the moon happy with it, I couldn't go back to needles.  I have control now...and my BGL are in normal range for huge periods of time...all night I spend in a non diabetic range...amazing!  Who would have though!  Of course I've still got illness problems, but, I've taken a huge step up :)  

Anyway, two big changes in my life, and two happy endings.  I can't believe it and if I could have told myself I would be here now, I don't think I would have believed it back then :)    

So....as this time ends, and a new season begins, I remember the best times from summer....and share some special moments!!! 

Pippin's run 

The summer skies and sunsets....oh, delightful.....

Sitting out after dark, listen to the peace, the magic of the night sky, and the pure joy of watching the fairy lights come on in the garden.....

Summer breezes, Dragonflies and Dandelion Wishes!  I still blow them of course :)

Doing this at the beach.....


Ice cream!  

February 25, 2012

Summer fun!

Well, since I can't tolerate hot weather very well, I usually have a loathing for summer time and heat waves!  But I'm pleased to say, after moving to the country, the weather has been so much kinder!  I've actually enjoyed some good times this season....sitting out late and watching the stars...hearing the crickets chirping....watching the dragonflies fly madly around our pond, dipping their tails in for a splash.....and of course, those delicious cool sea breezes that come through in the afternoon after a hot day, isn't that one of life's blissful moments :)

Here are a few photos from our trip to Beachport, my goodness the water is so beautiful you feel like you are stepping into a picture postcard, it was truly awe inspiring, especially on the scenic cliffs drive.  Pippin loved the beach too, running and playing, he is one happy puppy once again.  And now, I must think about getting back into my soft sculpture work!  I have been quietly working away at some Easter bunny creations, soon to be released!

  Cliffs, scenic drive....

Happy end of Summer time southern hemisphere friends, and winter time to my northern hemisphere friends :)

February 12, 2012

Look who is running again :)

Pippin, that's who! I am over the moon, actually, if you could see my face, it would be very similar to the beaming smile Pip has on his little face. After both his hind legs were operated on late last year, I never thought he would be doing this again any time soon! But, we went to one of his favourite places, and...... just like that, he took off to his Nana who was sitting on a bench.....
and back again to his mummy, isn't he the cutest thing!  I never thought he would run again, he had and still has some major issues....what a brave chap I have, and he is so happy :) :) :) 
 So am I :)

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