Tuesday, September 14, 2010


It is a grey, rainy day here in the mid west. So I decided to make a pot of ham and beans. They smell so yummy simmering away on the stove. Later I will stir up some cornbread and bake it in a cast iron skillet.

I went to the Dr. last week and had wonderful news. My fracture is healed and I was able to throw away that blasted walker. Most of the muscles in my leg are weak and I tire easily but I am able to walk without a cane and can drive.

I had to put many things in my life on hold while I was healing and one of these was taking bell lessons with one of my granddaughter. In order for a young person to take lessons they had to have an adult with them. I thought this was something we could do together that we both would enjoy. This photo is the last day of bell lessons.
Although I couldn't play because
because I couldn't stand I continued to go to lessons and listen and learn. Just look at the concentration on her face in this photo.

She was so proud of learning to play the bells.

My granddaughter was the only young person learning to play. As you can see the rest of the group was of my generation.
It's always fun to try new things no matter what your age. I hope this experience will encourage my granddaughter to join our church bell choir.
Hope each of you is having a fun filled week.


Marietta said...

Oh I so enjoy bell choir.

Olivia~ said...

Oh my what a darling little bell choir gal. Congrats on the healing, I can't imagine the frustration...sometimes God just slows on down. Your blog is really cute. Thank you for your visit. I am your newest follower.

Anonymous said...

I have always wanted to be in a bell choir but have never attended a church that had the bell. There is nothing like beautiful bells sounds!

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Chatty Crone said...

Welcome back to blog land - you have been so missed!

Hope every day gets you stronger and stronger.

Your granddaughter is adorable and she is really concentrating on doing it well. That has to be fun to do it together.


laurie @ bargain hunting said...

She is so cute, and how wonderful that you introduced her to this magical world of music. laurie

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

I wish I could hear them!! I am sure it is so pretty! Glad you are healing and also glad the wonderful hubby saved the flowers and plants from dying!!

T's Daily Treasures said...

So glad to hear that you are doing so much better. I hurt left pointer finger when I fell down the stairs several weeks ago and it is stil swollen and hurts-- so I can imagine the pain you had to endure, and how frustrating it must have been to put everything on hold. Wishing you all the best, Tammy :)

Star said...

So glad to hear you're on the mend now Stella. You will soon gain strength and confidence.
Best wishes,
the other Stella

English Cottage in Georgia said...

So glad you have healed. What a feisty granddaughter you have. I love that she was undaunted at being the youngest of the bell choir. Kudos to both of you:-)

GardenofDaisies said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better! And I think it's lovely that you and your granddaughter are learning the bells together! I have heard bell choirs and they sound heavenly!!

My Grama's Soul said...

thanks for stopping by my little blog to say hi.....It s nice to meet another lady who loves Montana so.

Reading your post brought memories at Christmas in AZ where sweet hubby and I always go to hear the bells played at Christmas at our Botanical Garden...it is so very lovely.


A Romantic Porch said...

Stella that is wonderful that you were able to learn bells with your granddaughter. I want to learn bells. Our church has a bell choir. I will learn sometime, but you've given me an idea to learn with my little daughter.How fun. I think about you often and it is wonderful to see you are walking and enjoying life again. Would you please email me when you have time at rachelgoing@gmail.com. I have something to tell you. xo rachel