Sunday, November 30, 2008
LOL TO THOSE WHO SAW THIS BEFORE. I HAD TO DELETE MY WHOLE ENTRY BECAUSE FOR SOME REASON MY SIDE BAR VANISHED. I MADE THE PHOTOSLIDE SMALLER AND QUIT MESSING AROUND WITH THE EDIT HTML. GRRRR.....ANYWAY, THERE ARE 2 THANKSGIVINGS IN THIS SLIDE. MY FAMILY PLUS MY EX-INLAWS. THEY ADORE MY CHILDREN. MY CHILDREN NOW HAVE A NEW UNCLE PLUS A NEW COUSIN, BRIAN. HE'S BECKY'S AGE. THEY ARE VERY CLOSE. CURIOUSLY, MY EX AND HIS WIFE DID NOT GO. THEY HAD THEIR OWN THANKSGIVING. HMMMM.....
ANYWAY, I'LL ADD TAGS LATER. PHOTOSLIDES AND BLOGGER BLOW MY MIND. AND, YEP, THE FIRST PHOTOSLIDE WAS HOOCHIE MAMA'S AGAIN. WHERE DO THEY COME FROM? I DID SEE YOUR COMMENT JOYCE BEFORE I DELETED. HUGGIES.......
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
I think I missed Thankful Thursday by a long shot. I wanted to do this entry last week but ended up with some sort of bug. I pushed myself through work. It's actually gone away, thank goodness. What am I thankful for right now? A smile on Becky's face :)
Actually last week started off great. Both my girls took me out to lunch on Monday. Becky hopped on the bus and came into the Burgh to meet Megan and me. Just a short 5-10 minute trip for her. What a joy to see a smile on her face again and to see her actually eating. She seems to be doing quite well. Thank you all for keeping her in your thoughts, prayers, etc. I did find out she has a new romance budding on the burner. Oy, those rebound romances. Oh well...I also want to thank Sugar, Teri, Joan (dang, can't remember who else) who nominated me for the Marie Antoinette Award. I'm supposed to pass it on to 7 people but I'm so far behind that it appears that most have gotten it already. I love to see a piece of JLand resurging.
I was in a tag/graphic rut. Now, I'm posting a bunch of Thanksgiving tags almost after the fact. Actually, I had them made but didn't like em. Pretty typical for me.
So, anyhoo, I got a phone call from Joey at work on Thurs. He had just gotten home from school and was doubled over in pain. Sort of sounded like appendicitis to me but he has a hernia on that side. Silly me asked if he could wait til I got home from work and then even sillier me asked if he could drive himself to the hospital. I had no way to get home for at least 2 hrs. I called my BF who took my son to the ER. They were still there when I got off the bus so straight to the hospital I went. Turns out the hernia is huge. The doctor can stick his finger through the hole. My son needs surgery. He's scheduled to see the surgeon on Dec. 8th. I'm praying it can be done before the end of the year since I've already met the deductible.
Grizzly's ear is fine. I'm not sure why he was still shaking his head. The vet said he still had some medicine in there. He actually allowed them to totally clean his ears out. But, he should have been whooped by then. He made a total "jackass" out of himself in the waiting room. I mean he acted up soooo bad.
I'm off today because I'm having the pleasure of meeting my new family doctor. What is nice is that he is located at the bottom of my hill. No more hour trips to Pittsburgh if I get strep. Another thankful is that my stress test came back fine; no blockages. No results from the lipid panel yet. Boy, is that lab slow. Ugh, though, I know I have to get on that scale. I haven't been walking because I HATE cold weather....HATE IT! LOL, I'm not kidding. I absolutely do not like cold weather at all. I would love to hibernate. I wish I could retire and be a snowbird. Not gonna happen for a very long time. Megan is out running. Am I gonna walk? Heck no. Because I can't stand being cold, out in the cold, shopping in the cold, etc.
I've rambled on enough. I hope you all have wonderful Thanksgivings here in the US. I go to my brother's house, nuff said. I make Megan a turkey with gluten free stuffing and her own gravy and take it for her. I won't go into why I don't care for Thanksgiving yet another year. I am thankful my SIL is alive and well and survived her terrible crisis but nothing has changed otherwise. I am very thankful my mom is still here to celebrate another Thanksgiving with us.
Love n HUGS CHRIS
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Baby, it's cold outside for sure. The snow has been falling today. There's about 1/2 inch on the ground. I do believe winter is here. For Pennsylvania standards, it's really not frigid but as I age, I can tolerate the cold less and less.
Boring weekend...uhem. Grocery shopping, bought new jeans which is always a chore. I've been searching for a month. LOL...then I saw this body shaper that Joyce ordered. Lose 15 lbs as soon as you slip into it. I'm in the process of ordering one. Only problem I can see is when I go out and have a few beers. See, you can buy a top and bottom. I'm thinking the bottoms might cause a problem in the ladies room. So, skip the bottoms and just wear the top. Great, lumpy butt and smooth, shapely top. I'm still giving this some thought.
I got a new purse today. OCD sets in. I absolutely hate to change purses. I have to find new pouches to stick all my treasures in, such as my bus pass, cell phone, etc. I'm breaking out in a cold sweat just thinking of it and...drat....to top it off, I got a new wallet. Oy, this will be a major milestone for me. Add that to the dilemma of my hair which looks great in the front and frightening in the back...youch.
Megan called and wants to do lunch tomorrow. The job search is very slow and not very promising but she is being prayed for so the right job will present itself. She will graduate in a month. She had one pre-interview and nothing....keeping the faith is so hard.
My BF just dropped some clothes off. My dryer is dying a slow death. It takes 2 hrs to dry just a small amount of things. I need to buy a new one. Problem is no one will deliver a new one beyond my kitchen because of the narrow 100 year old basements steps that twist. I need to wait until he is physically capable of moving one to the basement with Joey. This is getting old really quick.
I added a guestbook to this blog. It's at the very bottom because it was too big for my sidebar. My template I use doesn't have a space at the top for it so if you get a chance, please scroll down and sign it. I got the widget from Sugar. So, ya know I'll be bugging you.
Off to get ready for a week of work. What to wear? Always the procrastinator.
Another snag below. It was from a challenge in my psp group. Emmi won 1st place, Bethe won 2nd. Competition was tough. Have a good week! Stay warm....
Friday, November 14, 2008
Moods are definitely a strange thing. Maybe it's the darkness that descends upon us as winter approaches. It's not that I'm depressed. Just sort of dreading the cold. Today is beautiful. It will definitely feel like winter this weekend. I don't like the barren look of the trees right now. Hillsides appear gray. Luckily, some trees still have a few leaves so the afternoon/evening sun shines a goldish color through them. Sometimes, I think many of us feel insignificant in the scheme of things. I love the phrase on the tag above. Many times, I feel that I am but a tiny little drop in a huge sea; as we all are. But take all those tiny drops away, and what would we have?
I'm also in a PSP rut which does happen quite a bit. I usually see something I like and voila....there's a graphic. Nothing is jumping out at me. LOL..well, the more serious, darkish stuff seems to be.
So, today I went for my stress test. I really did far better on the treadmill than I have in the past. Chalk that up to being almost totally smoke free plus a few months of walking. Still, it makes me nervous.
And I got my haircut last Saturday. Oy, my girl was way too scissor happy in the back. It was fine when she put the gel in herself. Utterly impossible for me to keep my scalp from showing at times. It was probably my fault because it was growing out in less than a month so I asked for shorter; just can't handle it. It best grow fast.
Grizzly goes back to the vet tomorrow. His infection is back. Poor guy is shaking his head again like crazy. I have to laugh when they say I'm going to have to cleanse his ears before the drops. Lots o luck with that one. He has the adrenaline of Superman when you try to mess with him.
Soooooo, anywho, my week in a nutshell. I worked Wed and Thurs this week...whoo hoo. Had the stress test today, my lipid panel was on Tues. I could get used to this plus I got quite a bit of cleaning done. My walking suffered. I need to work out a winter plan here.
TGIF! I'll post some Thanksgiving/fall/winter, etc. tags later on. I need to catch up on my blog reading. Later.....HUGS CHRIS
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Today is the day, my 55th birthday. LOL, but according to Wini, I'm still one hour younger. Thanks for the tag Winivere! Love it!
On a serious note, I don't take birthdays lightly anymore or fuss about getting older. I've grown into my skin and feel better about myself each year. And, honestly, I thank God for each birthday; thank God that I'm still on the face of this earth and have lived another year.
In light of the latest news about our dear D (Donna), I do believe that each day is a gift; not to be taken lightly. My BF and my SIL had heart attacks and open heart surgery within days of each other and now D. Life is too short. Our time is numbered. We need to embrace each day, each moment because we never know when it will be our time.
I feel very guilty because I e-mailed everybody in the world besides D to see if anybody knew where she was and what was wrong. I'm kicking myself for not e-mailing D, herself. I treasure her friendship and know she will be back with us when she can be and thank the Lord she was taken care of.
I'm posting some tags I got for my birthday. Dannelle made the one above. I really, really like it.
Today is the day. I got some very nice gifts of my widget...lol. I really thought it was a fun thing to do. Ya know, there is still 8 hrs left for my birthday to add more gifts hehehe
All joking aside, I treasure each and every one of you. I'll be adding more tags that I got as I get them.
What's a birthday without Marilyn? My BF is taking Joey and I out to eat and then we will go out for a while tonight. I took tomorrow off and have Tues off for Veterans Day. I'm not sure about a gift. Actually, I do believe my cell phone was an early birthday present. My gift is having him alive and well and there for me.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Goodness, it's been ages since I've done a meme and since I've been tagged to do one but doggone it, last week it happened...lol. Ellie, http://ellie-crazylife.blogspot.com/
tagged me to list 7 random things about myself. (LOL, I just realized that it's supposed to be 6 things about myself. Is this what is called a senior moment?) So, here goes:
1. I have a birthday coming up. Yep, next Sunday, November 9th is my birthday.
2. LOL...did I mention I have a birthday coming up. I'll officially be a senior citizen. The big 5-5.
3. Since I have a birthday coming up (which I think I mentioned, rofl, please, please scroll to the very bottom of my blog and leave me a birthday gift on my widget down there. If there's nothing you like, you can search for a gift keeping in mind that I'll be a senior citizen. You can leave your name or make up one, doesn't matter to me. I just want some presents. Lots and lots.
4. I have no problem begging for gifts or freebies or begging for anything else, obviously.
5. I'm quite a bit looney and get worse as I get older.
6. I'm very lazy and get lazier as I get older or just don't care anymore.
7. I just want to have fun all the time.
Anyway, I'm supposed to tag 7 more but I don't know that there's anyone left who hasn't been tagged. I'll tag those who don't leave me a birthday present.
Onto some normal stuff, if there is anything normal for me, my dryer is pretty much shot so my BF has been doing my towels and heavier things. The lighter weight things can still be dried here. Hmmph....I hate spending money but can't get a new one right now anyway. No deliveries to my basement. They leave it in the kitchen because the house is over 100 years old and the steps are crooked. Have to wait for BF to be fully recovered.
Well, I don't hate spending money on stuff I want to like clothes. My son and I went to JCP yesterday and pulled out the plastic. I was really short on winter things.
My Grizzly has a yeast infection in his ear. They found it during his annual check up on Friday. He let out a blood curdling howl when they looked in his ear. Joey said he had been shaking his head but I hadn't seen it. I'm having a heck of a time getting the ointment in his ear. It must really hurt. I have to call tomorrow to see if there is a liquid which would squirt in better.
Ooops and my dear buddy, Sugar, has her Pet Memorial journal up and running and asked me to link it so go take a look.....http://memorial4ourbelovedpets.blogspot.com/
So, that's it for this week. I've been braindead tag wise. Don't forget to vote on Tuesday if you haven't already. We don't have the option to vote early here. It's your privilege as an American citizen. Hugs n Love to all....