Hold whatcha got…

Whenever I come to Bob’s aid to help him lift something heavy, he will often say, ” Hold whatcha got”, while he maneuvers around to get a better position on whatever heavy object we are attempting to extricate.  As I hold what I’ve got, I am the balance point.  I stabilize while he strategizes.  It’s always been a good teamwork strategy. Now its a good life strategy we are putting to use everyday.

We as a family are holding what we got with my dad; literally, physically, emotionally.  My step mom finally told me a couple days ago, its time to just sit and be with him.  Forget the fact that us three daughters have been telling her this for the past 6 weeks.  I would have preferred she had taken this advice back when he could still speak and move around, but I guess she was holding on to what she had, or at least used to have.  Now she is coming to terms with what it really is.  I know this is a huge step for her.  She needs to hold on to what she’s got right now and let the rest go.  The 1000 and 1 tasks on her reams of to do lists are nonsense at this point.  Her frantic activity will not slow the inevitable.  In the meantime we will hold what we got, for her – we will be her balance point, to the best of our ability.

We spent the morning soaking all the garden.  Weather Channel says it will be 104 here for the next three days, they are usually about five degrees lower than our thermometers.  We are bracing for +/- 110.  Hoping the plants can hold what they got!  Not sure we can be the balance point here, we’ll see.   Its a dry heat, right?!  Here is a glimpse of what is going on in the garden this week…

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Now that the okra is 8-9′ tall, its even with the hummingbird feeders. Battling hummingbirds buzz my head, as many as 5 at a time, as I clip from the tops of the stalks. Who knew they were so territorial.
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A couple of Bob’s favorites…
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Okay, this is my husband’s Texan showing now…game camera pointed at our back fence. No sign of coyote or bobcat yet.  So far we only have pictures of his face on it…”Is this thing working?”.
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Zinnias are usually my favorite summertime flower in the garden but this year the lisianthus are outrageous. We have them in pink, white and purple. The are 2-3′ tall and have 20-30 blooms each at any given time, just need to deadhead and they keep going!

Hoping that you all are holding what you got, for whatever challenges you and yours may be facing today.

3 thoughts on “Hold whatcha got…

  1. I love your perspective. Always a positive note with a side of reality. Love reading your blog. I have nominated you for the Premio Dardos award. It’s a blogger award. Take a look at my page for your nomination. Just wanting to give a fellow blogger some kudos.

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