Tuesday, September 20, 2016

A plant like this is giving me trouble.

Several years ago I dug one of these up at the ranch in a gate where it didn't need to be. It was about a foot tall. Without any care it has multiplied several times and grew very tall. I hire my neighbor to mow so he told me one of my plants had fallen over. With my health problems I completely forgot and wasn't going into my back yard. When my ducks got in a row so to speak I remembered so I went to check it out. With all the rains we had a while back part of the plant had already taken root in my neighbor's yard. He didn't complain at all but you certainly don't desire one of these where you mow and where it might poke you in the eye. So out the want ads came. Two different men advertising tree and yard work responded. One of them and his helpers are supposed to come Thursday and clear it all out for $ 150. I was prepared to pay more. Hope they show up and do the job well. I'll miss the beautiful flowers next spring but there comes a time when you have to give up things that you are no longer able to manage and take care of. The men may be able to sell them to someone decorating a yard or business in the Southwest design. Thank you for the comments and concern about my health. I've had several good days lately after Platelets injected twice, a Bone Marrow Biopsy, and a seven straight days of a type of Chemo shots named Vidaza. Friday I go back to my specialist for blood work and to see him. Maybe a blood transfusion, more Platelets, or probably another round of seven straight days of Vidaza. I stay at my daughters at these times because it is too far for her to driver here twice a day so I spend a lot of time on her porch with a jacket (one of the side effects being so cold) on in the Texas heat. I check on you from time to time but still don't have my e-mail fixed or it's probably just me. At a time like this your priorities change. Miss and care about every one of you.

10 comments:

Mary Degli Esposti said...

I hope your first priority is YOU. Right now it really has to be.

I read different people for different reasons. With you, no matter what you write....I come back to read because of how much over the years I have come to like the writer...personally. Well, as personally as you can get from blogging....~Mary

TexWisGirl said...

oh, i'm so sorry for your health troubles! sounds like you are fighting a battle. i hope all will be okay.

Jon said...

I'm so glad that you're able to stay with your daughter while going through this ordeal - it makes things a little easier. Please take care. All of us readers are sending prayers and positive thoughts your way.

S. J. Qualls said...

It was so nice to see your post, you have no idea! It is a good thing you daughter lives close enough to help you with appointments and driving. My best friend's husband had MDS so I kinda know what is involved. Sending you good vibes. (and cyber hugs)

That's quite the tree ... $150 to remove? Whew! It does look a tad dangerous. I hope they do a good job for you!

Jean said...

So glad to see a post from you I wondered what had happen and thought about you every time I log on. I hope you are feeling much better soon. I think you got a bargain $150. to get it removed. Take care Lady I'm sending prayers your way. Jean

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I do hope soon that all will be well Paula!!!
You're in my thoughts.

salemslot9 said...

lovelove!

Sheila Y said...

So glad to see a post. Thinking of you and sending up prayers. Take care, Sheila

jack69 said...

What a sweet entry. and Yes there comes a time we must make some decisions. I know you hated to see that go. I too love that plant and have never heard the name. I see something like that here in Florida.

And yes we have been thinking of you and prayers your way. Love from North CArolina (for a few days)

Donna Wood said...

I had totally missed this until you said something on Facebook that made me start searching your blog. Wow, I am so sorry.