Sunday, March 18, 2012

Catching up on a Sunday ~It's almost Spring!

It's almost spring! It's so nice to have warm weather in March, it definitely lifts the spirits. My son and I spent the day enjoying the weather today. I even found one lone daffodil poking out by the waterfalls. 

I did not get any reading in today as we had to get out and enjoy the day even though I was limping around and may need to ice my ankle later. I did  get my walking boot off this week, which made me happy! I am still having some medical issues and have had some joint flares due to my new diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis. This is a journey that I am learning how to manage each day...medication or not, medical leave of absence and so much more. If you are dealing with this and have any advice, please post and/or email me privately. 

On the reading front, I had book club this week and we discussed The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. I liked the book a lot and will post a review this week. We had some mixed views on this book but I found it a thought provoking book on the foster care system, bonds and how one can communicate emotions with flowers. 

I just started reading Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah. I have had it on my bookshelf for awhile and after reading Staci's review at Life in the Thumb I had to pick it up to read next. 


  1. Glad you had a good day! Spring is definitely here! Sometimes Summer is here too in Charlotte!!

  2. Have the Kleenex box handy for Firefly Lane. Wonderful story but heart wrenching at times. I hope the warm weather makes you feel better.

  3. I'm sure you'll figure out how to deal with your arthritis. My son suffers from another autoimmune disorder and, through trial and error, has learned how to deal with it just fine.

    My book club is reading The Language of Flowers in April and I'm looking forward to it.

  4. Wasn't today fabulous? I spent the entire day outside and have yet to turn on the television. I think I might boycott it for a while because this weather may not last!!! Glad that you and your son were able to enjoy the time together and I hope that you're not feeling too sore!

  5. Great photo of you, Bonnie! The weather in AZ was cool, rainy and windy today. Should be a little better tomorrow. I'm good as long as there's no snow :)

  6. The Language of Flowers was pretty good.

    I didn't know you were diagnosed with RA! There are ways to control it. Hope you can find some relief and something that works for you.


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