The Little Dogwood That Could

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I didn’t think this Dogwood that has been with us since it was tiny was going to make it to this Spring. Well, it did! And just like the Dogwood tree didn’t look like it could make up its indecisive self, I am not able to decide to blog or not to blog. Whether to get a cat or no cat. Stay home and do comments on blogs or careen around the golf course driving CH around 18 holes of golf. Move from our small acreage to a 55 plus community, stay in Missouri or head to New Mexico, Florida, or Arizona. The only thing that I am very sure about is that I will be enjoying a glass of Missouri sweet white wine at four oh clock today. So if you could, hang in there with me until I figure out the blogging thing because it is pretty clear to me that I can’t stop commenting on the blogs that I love. I am pretty sure I will be in comments tomorrow… πŸ˜€

63 thoughts on “The Little Dogwood That Could

  1. oh, i know you don’t post often, but you spread joy every.single.time.you.stop.by.and.comment! and i’m sure i’m not the only one who feels that way! good luck with those life decisions. i’m not good at them, certainly…

    your header photo – vermillion flycatcher? wow!

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  2. I’m happy to see this post, Pix. And it’s OK to be indecisive ~ perhaps it’s not time to make “that” decision yet. It’s also not a crime to be inconsistent from day to day ~ some days I feel like a nut . . . some days I don’t!

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  3. Pix, I was surprised, but happy to see a post from you! It seems there MANY choices coming your way. I would say go with your heart! I’m hanging ….. lol xx

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  4. I don’t know if you should or shouldn’t either sweets πŸ™‚ just go with the flow..of wine…oh how I miss my Dogwoods…a white and a pink…they were my pretty images as I looked out of the lounge above our garage at our old home…such a pretty flower and tree…this pic warms the cockles of my heart πŸ™‚ and yes I saw you conversing with Pickles…I giggled..a long break indeed πŸ™‚ do what the heart wants! love any chats πŸ™‚ loves Bev xxx

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    1. Hey Bev! Definitely going to go with the flow and enjoy this minute, right now. I needed that long, refreshing break… LOL! Yes, I did have a bit of a chat with Pip. I need a cat… but we don’t stay home enough. Hope you are in bed getting some sleeps!!!!

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      1. Hahahaahha i know the feeling..we have already decided when we have no more kitties that we will do fostering to give kitties a chance to socialise but also if we want to travel we can do so and know we have no worries about kitty cats being needed to be cared for..we also do not want to at that stage get any more for fear if we pop off our perch they will be left behind..so fostering seems perfect..maybe an option for you ? and no i did not get a good sleep..curse of the snoring husband… πŸ™‚ xxx

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        1. Oh Bev… dying! I have the curse of a snoring husband! Dying! He’s been snoring for 41 years. When I was working I had to head for the couch just so I could get some sleep. Now I hit the daybed on the main floor but I can still hear him because we have a loft bedroom. I am on the couch in the family room right now for some peace and quiet. Yes, I have thought about fostering but it still requires a lot of time and we really do run around and leave on a whim.

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          1. Urghhh hubby has a CPAP machine..useless..now all i get is him fiddling with the mask..sounds like Darth Vader..or he rolls over and o get cold air on my neck..like the Grim reaper…honestly…has been a snorer for the 34 years i have been with him…some nights i lie there and think about giving him the tontine treatment..urghhhhhh

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            1. I just get up and move to another location, but seriously I get no sleep and can’t sleep. I am tired all. of. the. time! This is my favorite time of day… quiet on the couch reading blogs. I am heading to your blog, I just see you posted in my mail!

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              1. Yep i have been heading to the spare bedroom..still between two closed doors..the haunting sound of my sleep being blown away…not to mention Doc becoming the night stalker…urghhh hahahaha πŸ™‚ xx see you there Pix xxx

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      2. Beautiful photo. How about being a fosterer? There are cats who do not settle in rescue centres and do much better in homes. Also people who due to changes in circumstances are temporarily unable to care for their pets but want to have them back. You could explain how long you could care for a pet. Think of Cookie and how she thrived with edwin and Rebecca before finding her forever home.

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          1. I think one is bound to become attached. Edwin and Cookie are arranging visiting rights! But if I were ever in the situation where I was unable to look after MasterB for a while, knowing someone like you would foster him until I was able again would be a great relief.

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  5. I’m so happy to hear your dogwood made it! Yay!! I love your header photo and love the tanager, I haven’t seen one here for a few years but I’m sure I can blame that on the outside cats. πŸ™‚
    I’ve always been told “when in doubt, do without” and we seem to stay in a perpetual state of doubt! lol! We have some decisions to make too as retirement looms and as for blogging, as much as I love it, I have been thinking lately I need to give it up, ’cause I spend way too much time on the computer! But then, I’ve thought that many times and I’m still here. haha! Oh why do decisions have to be so hard? Good luck to you in your life choices, Pix! The sun was nice today even if it is cooler!

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    1. Hi Cheryl! Blogging, oh boy. I love reading other people’s blogs and I LOVE commenting but it is a monumental effort for me to get a blog post up of my own. We have been so busy running around Missouri, I have felt overwhelmed. I think you would be sad to give up blogging. It is a beautiful day today, hope you get to spend some time outside. Thank you for the visit and the good wishes for deciding on our life choices… I think I will just stay in denial… πŸ˜€

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  6. I’m like your dogwood sometimes too :o) hmmmm… maybe it helps when you take my momma with you to the golf course…. that’s makes the decision much easier… and you will probably rather do comments on blogs forever&ever than to play golf with her again, because then your course has 187 holes instead of 18 :o(

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    1. Easy, the vision I have of your momma on the golf course driving a golf cart… LOL! That cart better have a stick shift, well when the hell-bow is all better! Your momma and I would do a better job of adding holes to the course than the moles!

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      1. she never drives the cart… either my dad is the driver or the coach… and this guy makes always a face like driving a hearse, because he knows that 45 silly minutes with my totally untalented momma are waiting for him :o)

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  7. Good afternoon Pix!
    Beautiful photo and so beautiful the header photo too!
    I am glad you can’t stop commenting on the blogs that you love!! πŸ™‚
    I love when I read your comments on my blog!! πŸ™‚
    Lots of hugs!

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  8. Lots of decisions…well….except for the cat one….we vote YES on that one πŸ˜‰
    Mom misses dogwood and the spring flowers..what she DOESN’T miss is Winter!!!

    Good luck on the decisions! We were glad to see your post!

    The Florida Furkids

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    1. Aww thanks Ida.. πŸ™‚ I know, we are always thinking about the CAT. We just couldn’t think about another cat after Z Cat died in 2009 but we have been wanting one now for about three years. It’s just we run around so much, it wouldn’t be fair to the cat/cats. Thank you for the kind words about posting and visiting…. I enjoy your visits too. I think I am getting back in the swing of things for blogging. We will see! πŸ™‚

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    1. Oh I am just going with the flow… this has been the best spring in years. I didn’t think I would plant this year but CH and I have planted more this Spring than we have in a long time. I have potted 4 ferns… I love them πŸ™‚ And impatiens β™₯ Enjoy your Sunday Margie!

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    1. “Enjoy your indecision Pix”… I like that Don! You have given me a whole new way to think about my/our indecision. It doesn’t have to be a bad thing πŸ™‚ Some times I just need somebody to nudge my brain cells in a better direction. Yes, LOL, the wine also! Thanks for your visit!

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  9. Oh do we know about decisions….we want to get out of the rat race our area has become. Evidently everyone and their extended family want to live here now. (NOTE: do not move to our area if you move, lol). We just don’t know where to go. We’ve been here all our lives. We like all the conveniences around here. We don’t want to be too far from our daughter and sil who live at the NC coast. WE’d love to be in the mountains.

    FOR SURE A GLASS OF HOGUE WILL HELP.
    HUGS MADI AND CECILIA

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    1. Thank you so much for your visit! A glass of wine at hand is always nice around four oh clock in the afternoon. The little dogwood has some healthy leaves this spring… fingers crossed. Nice to meet you Michel!

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  10. RYC : Thanks for your visit on my website N WordPress and your kind words .
    I will follow your website .
    Do you know I am intrigued by your name “pix Under the oak” . The oaks is a mythic tree in France. In a far past it was the Gaulus ‘ s tree , somewhat a Celtic tree !! πŸ™‚
    In friendship
    Michel

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    1. Good Morning, Joanne! Mental banter in my head… exactly why I bought Zen Living πŸ˜€ I am an inconsistent blogger due to PROcrastination and my angst at loading a picture and getting the right words to make sentences to make a post and get the post published. I wish I could just let it all fly and type something up and hit the publish button with an air of lightness. I have been blogging on some kind of platform since 2001, so I am a bit blogged out… I do so enjoy reading other blogs and commenting though. Thank you for visiting Under the Oaks and for the follow. Maybe one day soon I will post… πŸ˜€ I am so enjoying your blog!

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      1. Wow – blogging since 2001!!! I’m sooo impressed.

        I know what you mean about overthinking a potential post. I’ve been learning to let go more otherwise I’d be editing and rewriting forever. Admittedly, many posts never get published but often I just take a leap of faith and let it go – hoping for the best πŸ™‚

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        1. Well, I thoroughly enjoy your blog and your sense of funny… taking a leap of faith and letting it go works for you! I am enjoying getting to know you. About the martini, we live in a very rural area but head to St. Louis, MO frequently… it is what we truly consider “home” and I am thinking there has to be a well made martini in that BIG CITY!

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          1. Thank you so much. I’m blushing πŸ™‚

            I hope you enjoy your first martini. Request a premium gin or vodka (otherwise they will use a cheaper bar brand) – perhaps Bombay Sapphire gin or Grey Goose vodka … and specify ‘very dry’. Otherwise there is a tendency to use too much vermouth which (in my opinion) outright destroys the flavour. Good luck!

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  11. hi Pix, what a cheerful blossom – and what a lot of options to consider.
     
    when you penned typed these lines, i was just starting a blogging hiatus which lasted about four months, not including guest posts by Timmy, of course. and those were scheduled ahead of time, so it was actually a novelty to be free of blogging while i was busy with travels, a couple of weddings, spring cleaning, enjoying the company of out of town visitors, etc etc.
     
    and it was actually nice to be separated from my laptop – and to savour the moments in real time πŸ˜€
     
    so no pressure. if you blog when you don’t feel like it, it’s not fun for you. especially when you would rather be golfing or doing something else altogether. and when/if you blog when you do feel like it, it’s fun for everyone. it’s a win/win situation. always a joy to see your posts and/or your comments, but life is much more than blogging. so for sure, no pressure. none whatsoever.
     
    so hugs and blessings to you as you contemplate moving, and all those other many things…. do take care. Timmy sends purrs.

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    1. Thanks Chris! Yeah, I am so tired of blogging… I still love reading other people’s blogs but I think I am just tired of the computer too. I just want to get out there with CH and live my life instead of spending so much time at the computer. I wish I could figure out a way to still play with my camera and share my photos and get feedback. I have checked into 500px but I am just an amateur picture taker. Maybe I could do a Flickr photostream. I will figure something out.. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the kind words and the purrs from Timmy!

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  12. Pix, that is such a pretty photo I had to choose that photo to make my comment. πŸ™‚

    This is your Kansas City pal Maria…..remember ME? I took a break from blogging for……3 years? Well, probably more than that and now it looks like everyone else I used to keep up with is taking a break too. I just didn’t have anything to say and for some reason it became work but dang, I miss the few friends I met through it and I actually got to meet YOU in person. I broke down and wrote a real post yesterday and I’m actually thinking of writing another tonight. I’m kind of enthused to start the whole thing all over again…..but seriously, three whole years to recover? Sheesh.

    Michael Ray (my horrible tortoise) won a bad pet behavior prize from a pet store and I could not be more proud. My friends in KC didn’t seem that interested but heck, that’s dramatic big news in my life and I needed to brag….and so, the blog got restarted. I owe it to that award winning bad turtle. Lots of things have happened in the past three years and lots of things have not. I still have not built anything on my land…but I did take a buyout from my job (woo hoo!). I have a whole new crew of pets but Eddiebird, the tortoises and Stella Fullahella are still full of enthusiasm for everything. Stella, at age 25, actually started to lay eggs. WTH? Anyway, if you’re ever traveling to KC again, let me know. I drive by your husband’s cousin’s chiropractic office ALL THE TIME and think of you. I still have offspring of your Fire-on-the-Mountain popping up in my houseplants every summer….and the Sassafrassers, although still just a pitiful 12 inches tall, are at least alive. Hope life is going great for you. πŸ™‚ Maria

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