Monday, January 29, 2018


It's been the longest couple of months EVER!   Between health issues and the holidays...I'm wiped out!

At the top of the list is a kidney stone situation that began back in July!!  I've never had an experience like this ever with passing them.  For me it all begins with this intense bladder/uti infection that continues for literally weeks on end.  And then usually it's, boom! here it is and it may take a couple days to pass, but then it's done.  I've taken as long as a solid week before to pass one stone...insane continual pain, vomiting, fever, you name it.  But once it's passed it's like the heavens open up and there is instantly NO pain.  It's insane.  

Well, this time it was months in the moving about.  I went into the urgent care at the end of July to make sure it wasn't a kidney infection and that's when they told me it was a rather large stone..5.7mm!  EEK!  So I went home and went through weeks of pain and the usual bladder infection symptoms...and then it stopped.  We went to Tahoe at the end of September for our annual anniversary vaca and I was totally fine.  By the way it snowed while we were there, it was so amazing  and COLD!   And we had the best time with my brother and his wife..the best! (Except on our very first day of vaca, out on my brother's boat in Bullards Bar...he decided to jump in the lake..with his thousand dollar glasses on...geez  Not a good way to begin.)

Then things started up again in October with back pain again.  One late night (3:30 AM), I realized it was beginning.  The crazy flank pain that wouldn't go away and all the other symptoms in full bloom.  By the next morning I was throwing up, fever and in serious screaming and yelling..sobbing..the whole nine yards.  There's really no way to describe it.  Actually, I've been told by several women (a nurse included), that it's worse than childbirth..! And three days later, nothing.  A week later, after bouts of crazy pain, I finally ended up back in the hospital because I was worried about the sharp continual pain that was located in one specific spot only; so now I was worried that this big stone was stuck!  
This time the hospital Doc assured me the stone was not only finally out of my kidney, and had moved its way to my bladder opening, but that in fact it was a 6mm stone and that he was worried that it was too big for me to pass into my bladder; which has a smaller opening than the kidney exit..!!  So home I went with pain pills and flomax..which is miraculous by the way.  It took another week and then I passed it while soaking in the tub!!!??  No, I did not pee in the tub, it was simply time for it to come out and I felt the bizarro pain that happens when it's exiting and it was just lying on the bottom of the tub.  So that was that...except I forgot to mention that they told me I had another one! AHHH!  Much smaller, but there it was.  And as far as I know, I still haven't passed it.  However, I've been dealing with a mysterious bladder infection for the past week and a my bet is on the second stone making an appearance very soon!
And let's not forget to mention the crazy flu I got a week before our big Xmas party.  I was decorating my tree three days before with a fever!  I NEVER get sick, like really, never.  But too much stress and life was too crazy and boom, there I was sicker than a dog at Xmas.  Then guests for a couple nights, followed by all the kids coming in for Xmas...ahhh!!  Beyond the beyond, is all I'm sayin.

So this is my long winded way of explaining why it is that I have been away for so long again.  Why I haven't shared photos from anything, and to at least give you a glance at some of my Xmas Tree photos from this past holiday.  This was the best tree I've ever done and I really want to share please enjoy!  And for gods sake...wish me luck in passing this sucker quickly!!  Ha ha...xo juner

This first tree is the's over ten feet, which is why it's bent out on the son thought that was a great the meantime it is now turquoise, teal, aqua, wine, claret, purple, lime green, white/frost.  It was spectacular and massive!!  It felt like we had a piece of the forest in our home...the best tree ever!!

The second tree is the usual suspect, vintage only, pink and orange.  I did the hombre effect beginning with baby/pale pink, down to medium pink, into hot pink, then moved on into pink/orange combos into pale orange, peach, then deeper into oranges.  Every ornament, save for a few boxes of sets, are one of a kind...ALL vintage.  And my latest obsession...Vintage Russian Clip ons.  Although I do have one clip on that came from Germany and cost me more than any other one I elephant balancing a's precious.  And I have a couple of the others here as well.  Aladin, and a pink scuba diver...and there's more, but I just needed to stop now..ha ha!  Don't want to inundate you with more photos of my ornaments. 

front hall entry window

So there you have it!  You're all caught up again.  At present I'm back to being an author and finally finishing up my ya fantasy/adventure series, Benjamin McTish.  Life is moving forward on it's own terms and we're tagging along.  Hope your holidays were special and filled with love.  To all my besties...mucho hugs and kisses!  xoxox juners

Wednesday, October 25, 2017


Just wanted to share a painting I did last week of Willie Nelson, for my sister Cathy's 60th!!  'Angel Flying to Close to the Sun'...hope you enjoy!   ps. still have some amazing photos of our last trip up north this past month...will catch up soon!  Ciao Besties!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017


If I could only choose one band to listen to for the rest of my life...this is the one..Steely Dan!!  Very sad about Walter passing....enjoy this...Rock On!


Saturday, August 19, 2017

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Thursday, August 3, 2017


So, this is a first for me...months since my last post.  So very sorry about that, it's been mighty hectic around here this past year...well, actually...wait, is it two years now? (seriously? two years already? I thought maybe a year and a half..but no, it began in that July/Aug, two years ago!  Geez!)  since my husband began with his heart issues.  Takes a lot out of you...stress, etc.  In the meantime, we are happy to say he just received his clean bill of health this past June!!  So big relief there!  But the damage was done on my nerves...attempting to get back on track with my own health/body and have a little June time. 

In the meantime, 

Here are a few things to share:

Two new girls to add to the only two
old gals who survived the attack last year...
a couple weeks old here.
The Blue Laced Red Wyndotte on the left,
now four and a half months, Hermione
(yes, Potter head)and to her right, the ever special
Lite Brahma, Chickie Gaga!

Miss Chickie Gaga has some serious attitude..
and when she stands upright will blow you away
with her magnificent size!  Fits her image!
Three new babies arrived five weeks later

How amazing are her eyes!
This is three day old Princess Buttercup,
a Gold Laced Cochin

And this is the Princess at three months old!
She'll have big bloomers!
The Big gal in the middle is Millicent,
(or Millie for short) a Doubled Lace
Barnevelder (her orange lacing
isn't showing up strong yet, but in person is
looking glorious)..she is 13 weeks old,
she will produce super dark chocolate
brown eggs...yay! And the only one without
feathers on her feet or thighs.

And this beauty is a Dark Brahma, also 13 wks,
her name is Gilda (yes, Radner head!)

The Girls!

Will have to keep you in the loop as they get older and more pronounced on their markings...these are all known for their coloring and size...all big fluffy gals, with exception to Hermione.

So, next to chickens, my latest obsession of last year became Bearded Iris'...I bought a couple and built a long bed for them and waited...and while I waited I started looking on line to see what other colors there might be...holy crap!!  I had NO idea how insanely abundant, mulit colored, and amazing these flowers could be.  I searched for hours, building my catalog, picking colors that would go one to the other was a standing joke around here...June's Iris'...that's all I could think about.  So I bought and planted and waited...unfortunately, most of them did not open this season, but the ones that did were spectacular.  Will get better at this, I love them too much (and of course now that iris season is over I'm on to my number one obsession...Vintage Christmas's actually worse than the iris time on the internet...if that's humanly possible.  I used to wait until December, but last year I thought about it in August...and now I just look all the time..!  

These are some of my new Iris blooms from this past going to begin selling rhizomes on ebay!

Dazzling Sarah


Rio Roja

Mad World

I Feel Lucky

Ruth Porter Waring

Coffee Trader

Double Chocolate

Here Come The Night

Wine Time

Orange Slices



So, it's nice to be back...I've missed the community here...will keep in touch better, now that things appear to be stabilizing...ha ha if THAT could ever happen around here!  Either way, I'll do better.  Have some shots of the garden veggies...and piles of nice grapes coming up...jams, all that good stuff.  Thought I'd piece it out instead of hitting you with everything at once...mucho love to my Besties...hope all are having a tremendous summer thus far! Enjoy! xo juners

Janis late 60's

Janis  late 60's