Sunday, July 7, 2013

~ Friday's Letters ....

....on Sunday.
Dear Hummingbirds ...

because you aren't coming around, I've moved your feeder to a new spot.
Maybe this new spot will attract you.
There are more branches for you to sit on.
There's more shade.
There are more flowers around.
If you don't start visiting soon .... I will have no choice but to remove the feeder.
That will make me sad.
So, please?
Dear Finch ...
I was in the store the other day and this Finch feeder
caught my eye.
I've seen many finches flying around the neighborhood.
So I thought ... why not?
If I can't get the hummingbirds to visit
then maybe the finches will come and pose for me.
Dear Summer ...
....I can't take it anymore.
You're killing me with humidity.
And heat.
And haze.
The a/c is running 24/7.
It is wreaking havoc with my sinuses.
I am an open doors and windows kind of girl.
Being closed up is bringing me down.
I've tried sitting by the pool .... it's even too hot for that!!!!
I am really trying not to complain too much
because I know that in about 5 months
I will be piss, whining and moaning
about the snow!!!
Let's not even go there!!!!
So, Summer......
could you ease up on the 3 H's.
Dear Tom.....
...remember these days?
Seems like eons ago.
Your health was better then and you just loved our boat.
We had to give up some of these little pleasures in life because of your health problems.
I'm sorry.
I miss the way you loved heading to Pt. Judith every Thursday night
and staying until Sunday night.
I miss the way the stress just washed away from your face for the entire weekend.
It was frustrating this week when you had your quarterly visit with the cardiologist
and there were no answers to our questions.
It was frustrating to see the disappointment in your face
when you mentioned a new procedure that you had read up on
and he said it wouldn't work for you.
Nothing would.
He said their goal was to try to make your quality of life a priority.
It hurt on the ride home when we reviewed what the doctor said
and then we were both quiet
and then you said
"I'm dying."
I wish I could give you your health back ....
even if just for one day ....
and get you back on that boat ....
and watch the stress melt away from your face ...
just one more time.
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  1. Oh D-this post is so real it pains me. Your love for Tom is so evident. Love the pic of him. Hope the finches and the hummers come to play. Xoxo

  2. I truly can't remember a summer where the humidity has been as THICK as it is this summer. You could slice it with a knife. Ugh. BUT...I still rather have the HHH's than the snow.

  3. I'm so sorry about your husband's bad health.... It sounds like the trips on the boat were blissful. I hope your birds come to visit. If the hummingbirds don't visit this year, try again next year. Sometimes it just takes time to get the word out that there's a new juice bar in the neighborhood.

  4. The other evening..I caught up on many of your posts..and hoped I would never miss one..and I did..
    thank goodness I have now subscribed by email and Bloglovin~
    Just want you to know..that you are not alone in your journey~I will tag along ok?
    If I may~

    Can you believe.. HUMID and hot in QC:) like you!

    I am taking to finches and orioles and blue jays and robins..
    They are easier to please~

    Would you like some crows? The size of turkeys?
    I share well.

  5. PS my husband has had a mustache since I met him:)

    40 + yrs ago:)

  6. Well here in my neck of the woods it's rain rain rain. The hummingbirds around here are hanging around my flowers more than the feeders. The finches are eating the sunflower seeds instead of the thistle so strange . Not sure what is up hang in there.

    Hugs Saun

  7. AnonymousJuly 08, 2013

    Aww, humming birds! Hope they come around for you!

    It's toooo hot here as well.

  8. So sorry about your husband, Diane, I find your letter very touching ...
    Hope the birds will come !

  9. My heart goes out to you my friend. I can't imagine how you feel. Great Big hugs your way.

  10. This is my first visit to your blog and I am deeply touched by your words and I hope all your wishes come true <3

  11. I replaced my HB feeder and the little stinkers would not eat out of the new one, so I had to find another one just like the old one and then we were all happy! I am sorry to hear of your husband and the pain you both share, but how wonderful to have such adventures on the boat! Hugs!

  12. Diane, I am so so sorry for the pain your husband must feel and the anguish you must feel for him. Words cannot tell you how I feel for you. I pray for peace for you and your husband.


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