I'm so grateful that Cocoa is still with me. She's 13 and showing her age, but she still loves to go wherever I go. On this walk, I was struck with a couple of unchanging facts about this dog: She really wants to be with me, and she doesn't really care if anyone else is [...]
I almost want to write: "Guess what happened yesterday?! The sun came out and we actually got outside and walked!" Then by the evening when we were home, the rain returned and that was that. But at least for a few hours, a welcoming blanket of unexpected warmth and sunlight filled our day. We were [...]
I'm getting soooo ready for spring to hit. These photos are from last year before all the sickness and physical problems and current rain hit. While I'm still not at my strongest, I'm ready to try my hand at getting back outside and on some hiking trail even if it is a simple and easy [...]
Whitewater Falls iced! I was really glad to make it to the first overlook, especially after finishing Chemo in mid-December. I told someone last week that the way you beat cancer is to refuse to give in or give up. The doctors have told me to do whatever I can do and keep doing it. [...]
Usually, we try to drive to Asheville, North Carolina, for New Year's Day but this year I didn't know if I would be too tired by the time we returned home. So we let go of Grove Park Inn and turned to Brasstown Valley Resort for a day of relaxing by the fire and doing [...]
I love gray days in the mountains and yesterday was no exception. We went for a short ride to Black Mountain Lake before returning to cook for New Year's. I had actually thought we would go for a short walk—my first since last July and before I first heard the "cancer" word. Once we got [...]
We have been so worried about our cows lately. With temperatures in the teens, we know that there has to be more care given to them.
On Saturday, we revisited Mirror Lake outside of Highlands, North Carolina, and discovered a place where residents can pull their canoes up and leave them. I'm sure many return often at sunset and paddle out into the lake. They were all over the shoreline placed beneath Balsam trees and Rhododendron. One look at this pretty [...]