Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Saturday Morning Sunrise and Moon

Thought this was a beautiful sunrise on Saturday morning and took the pictures of the sunrise and the moon.  Don't get many like that in the winter in Upstate New York.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Marilyn Says :

First of all I want to thank Michael, and Elmer for taking over here.  So far they are doing a great job.  Also want to thank Anna for agreeing to go to the doctors with me.  She knows medicine and would think to ask questions, I might not think of.

This all started last July when I started losing weight.  I thought it was because I was taking Pierre and Bella for walks.  I went from 160 to 130 pounds, which was good because the doctor wanted me to lost weight.  The problem now is, I am still losing weight.

Then, in January, I got an infection is one of breasts.  It really swelled up and became very painful.  So I went to the Doctor's Assistant who gave me some medicine and sent me for an unltra-sound.  She felt a mamogram would be too painful for me.  The unltra-sound came back with nothing wrong.  So when I back again, she gave me the same medicine again.

Between my second and third doctor's assistant visit I got an infection in my ear and down my jaw.  So when I went back the third time, she changed the medicine, ordered blood tests, order ultra-sound to my jaw and wants me to see a surgeon.  Well, I got the blood test.  My insurance will not cover two unltra-sounds so close together even though they are for different things.  I got  afraid to go to the surgeon.  I don't want to know if I have cancer.  So I cancelled the surgeon appointment.

So there is where Anna came in.  A friend suggested that I ask her.  Anna is going with me to the Doctor's Assistant tomorrow.  We will reschedule the general surgeon's appointment - again to which she will go with me.  I asked Anna to come in the room with me at the doctor's assistance and the general surgeon and she agreed - even if the doctor says no.

I am still losing the weight and get weaker. My breast has not healed as it should have.   I have no energy.  Even this is wearing me out.  Anna says there is something wrong somewhere.  She has suggested a couple of teas and things, but doesn't want to go counter act what the doctor is doing until she finds out what is going on.

So that is all I can tell you.  I thank you all for your prayers, encouragements, and thoughts.  I really need them right now.  I felt you should know my problems.

Blessings to you all,

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Elmer's Post

Well, I am back.  With Marilyn not feeling well, some of us got together with Michael, he runs a computer, and has access to Marilyn's, we decided to put some things with Michael's work and Marilyn's permission.  So, I am putting on a post today and we will have a receipe on Thursday or Friday.

This is a little different with Michael - I don't have to call him.  I can go to his apartment, sit in a chair and tell him what I want on and he types it on the computer.  Amish are not allowed to use computers. Neither, is Old Order Mennonite.  But Michael was not baptized in the church, so he can use one as long as it is not in his parents home.  Michael says what is funny is that Marilyn can use her computer at Jean and David's home, but he can't.

Anyway, I finally got over the flu.  Anna told you about me and the lady doctor.  She was a nice doctor, and I guess she told me.  At the time, I didn't laugh, but after I thought about it a while she was right and I laughed.  Between the doctor and Anna, I finally recovered.  Anna said I better get used to lady doctor because if our doctor retires, as it looks like he will, she will be talking over.

Marilyn has asked Anna to go to the doctors with her.  This coming Friday, they go to Marilyn's family doctor.  Then they are going to a surgeon doctor at another time.  Anna promised she would go into the room with her, even if the doctor said no.

Marilyn was going to drive and Anna was going to take the driver, but I thought that Marilyn shouldn't drive if she is upset and not feeling well.  So, Anna will take the driver and the driver has agreed to pick up Marilyn and driver her, too.  After doctor and then maybe lunch, the driver will take Marilyn home and bring Anna home.

So, we ask to keep Marilyn in your prayers.

I thank Michael for agreeing to do this.  He said he will do it as long as Marilyn is in sick bay, so we may be doing this again.

Trust God's Wisdom,

Tuesday, February 14, 2017


                                             HAPPY      VALENTINE'S       DAY

It was five years ago today that I met my Mom.  We still remember that evening.  My Mom tells me about it all the time - she remembers too.  I am sorry, I had three owners, but so glad my Mom was the third one.

Mom is still feeling weak and not up to her usual.  Thank you all that are keeping her in your thoughts and prayers.

Hope you all have a Happy Valentine's Day.

Pierre and Marilyn

Thursday, February 9, 2017


These are pictures of birds on Canandaigua Lake from a different location that my previous bird post in January, yet.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017


I have been ill for almost the last month.  Have been for tests and it doesn't seem too serious.  Still it isnt healing.  Then I got a face infection.  Right now, I am taking a medicine  that is strong that takes all the enegy out of me.  So, right now, that is why I haven't had any posts on.

Seems I am spending most of my time going for tests or to the doctors or resting.  My insurance doesn't pay for everything, somethings aren't covered and somethings I don't like what the doctor said.  I go back to my doctor a week from Friday and if I don't get any results, I think I will change  or at least consult another doctor.

Just want you to know why I haven't had any posts on.  I have to take this medicine for three more days and I should get back to myself - I hope.


Friday, February 3, 2017


There wasn't much snow, but I did get a few pictures of farms in snow.  Not much snow.  But in snow.