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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Whirlwind

Yes, this will be a post mostly about my girls.  After 3.5 years, yeah, I'm playing that card.  *gs*

Darlin' Danielle, carrying a boy and a girl up in there.  
They are due August/September
We are SO excited!

They're in the process of buying a new home,
one that is only 1 hour away.  

We went to the Library, 
Delightful has her own Library Card!

She climbed into the front seat while 
her mommy was in the store.  

After reading a "Fancy Nancy" book from the Library the night before,
The girls gave each other a "Salon Day."  

She saved the day for our tomato plant.
She found some worm poop on the underside of a leaf.
We found 3 baby horn worms.
We fed them to the birds.


Every other night she sleeps with me.  
Mario is a snuggler.
Maria is a protector.  She lays at the foot of the bed.

Today we had a whole buncha errands to run, all three of us were pooped beyond belief when we got home.  We grew this zucchini, and ate it for lunch, along with some scrambled eggs.  Delicious!  


Play Nice!  xxoo

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Long Time No See

Yep, I took a bit of a hiatus.  About 3 weeks before my girls came home, I had some kind of shift.  No longer did I want to be on the computer all day.  I took extensive long breaks, sitting outside in the backyard, enjoying the breeze, thinking thoughts...I tried to continue creating, but my whole thought pattern was focused on my girls.

3.5 years is a long time, no matter how old a person is.  So thankful for technology that allowed me to visit with them face to face just about every week.

They already have a home under contract in the town they are going to live in.  1 hour from me.  Not a 12 hour drive to visit, not a 7 hour difference in time plus an ocean, nope, 1 hour from my  house to theirs.  I have already ordered a new quilt set and sheets for my bedroom in their new home.

She has a car dealer looking for the car they want, in the price range they want, for the payments they want to make.  And I have no doubt that he/Ted will find her just exactly what she wants.

I'll try to describe my daughter's personality to you.  She loves with her whole heart, pacemaker and all.  She is organized, educated, and punctual.  She's a goody goody with a little bit of stinker mixed in.  She's an artist.  She is confident, and rightfully so.  When she sings the birds stop so they can listen to her.  She is fun, funny, witty, and sharp.  She can tell a person off in her sing song voice so that they don't even know they've been chastised, but they will do whatever it takes to win her approval again.

She is powerful.  A tiny little redhead carrying twins.  Only a crazy person would dare to rile her feathers.  Even if she isn't carrying twins, you don't want to be on her bad side.

And my granddaughter, Delightful Delilah...what a beautiful soul.  I don't think I can describe the love I have for this girl.  She is thoughtful, polite, friendly, smart, and she loves me as much as I love her.  We love each other.  My girls and I are so tight, and I wouldn't have it any other way.

I was so close to my mother's mom, Grandma Baker.  Darlin' D was so close with my mom, lovingly referred to as Grandma Grunt, so it's just logical that Delightful Delilah and I are so close.

From the moment we met up at the airport, it was like there had been no time between us.  They brought their dog, Rilo, and their cat, Margot, on the flight with them...Rilo was immediately welcomed to my little pack of canines.

Sweetheart and I took care of Rilo during the day when she was just a pup, while Danielle was teaching, before they got married.  From the moment she came home, though, Rilo was with her.  The girls and the pets spent a year with us while my son-in-law was in Korea.  That was awesome.  So, Rilo and Margot are at their second home, comfy and cozy.

Ok, I'm yakking your eyes off, I know, just wanted to check in, let you know what was going on.  I should be able to continue posting on a more regular basis now.

Play Nice!  xxoo

Friday, May 19, 2017

Pre-Weekend Update

This has been a pretty cool week, for the most part.  In exactly 20 days my girls will be home from Germany.  That's been first and foremost on my mind.

I received a FitBit for Mother's Day, by request.  Good to know how my ticker is doing these days, and makes me want to be a bit more active.  My shortness of breath has passed, had to be something in the air (chemtrails?) so being more active is much easier now.

The last couple of weeks, I've had no motivation to do really anything.  Maybe it's my body telling me to rest up a bit, but my head is thinking I need to build up some stamina...and I have a feeling my head is right.

There is a storm traveling over us, wow, the thunder and lightning have been breath taking, I mean,  flash and bang right over head.

My allergic reaction to the sun has reared it's ugly head along my forearms this year.  Last year I hardly had a reaction, this year, I'm pretty sensitive.

Every thing around me is jumbled.

Play nice!  xxoo

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Almost Sabotaged Myself

So, I've been listening to some "manifestation" podcasts and on YouTube...think I'm doing pretty well with it, when along comes today, and I am wearing my cranky pants.

It's like some kind of force happening in this house wants me to be miserable.  It's a test, I know it.  I'm working on it, too.  It's still working, this is just a bump in the road.

It's Gratitude.  This is what I need to work on.  In my mind and in my heart...  My wall is high enough, all this time it took to build it, and I have to knock it down, and quickly.

That realization came to me last night, and I've thought about it all day.  I'm convinced.

I am also very sure that I am exactly where I am supposed to be, doing exactly what I am supposed to be doing.

The last few days I have been working on being more active.  I don't think my phone is accurately recording my active time(s), so a Fitbit is coming my way, thanks to my Sweetheart.  It's important to keep an eye on my heart rate and all.  Got a pink one, too.  How girly of me?  Ha!

26 days until my girly girls are home.

This blog took me a few days to post...so much thinking to do.  My life is going to change, in such a good way, and very soon.  I'm feeling very optimistic and  hopeful.  Lots of Faith.

Play Nice, and Happy Mother's Day!  xxoo

Monday, May 8, 2017

City Wide Garage Sale Weekend

We have lived in this neighborhood for 14 years, Sweetheart has lived here since the house was built.  The neighborhood is established, big trees, nice homes, for the most part anyway.  City Wide used to be a great big deal in our neighborhood.  Lots of people, lots of cars, a people parade walking around my neighborhood.  I loved it!  If I wasn't having a sale, I'd do the walk-about early, then find some kind of project to work on in the back yard so I can watch the people walk by.

This year, was so "meh" it wasn't even worth getting up early on a weekend.  Seriously.  Next year I will just bag my old clothes up and donate them, not worry about trying to make .50 on a pair of jeans...for real?  What was I thinking?  That's it for me.  I will still stop at them, of course.

Sweetheart and I did clean out the storage room under the garage.  Mucho treasures were found and sold.  A couple of antique clocks, a silver flatwear set, some bone china pieces...

Today I took pics of the cup and saucer sets, and various saucers and cups, etc. that we have left.  I'm going to advertise them on some local groups.  It's so pretty, and retro, and elegant, I hope I can find some good buyers!

Young Son's company came and finished trimming the 2nd Blue Spruce today.  Wow, I am so pleased.  Just a few more things need done before that part of the yard is perfect!

Random thoughts:

I may have officially retired from the golf course.  Young Son came and got my plants from there yesterday.  I have one more planter there...took my personal stuff.  Still gotta go back up there and clean it up real well one more time.  I will miss my boys.  Already do.  And today was our good friend, Frank's, one year anniversary of his passing.  I don't think any of us will ever get over losing him.

Young Son brought a tiny kitten home a couple weeks ago.  I tried all weekend to feed it, it just wouldn't do it.  I took him to the shelter, to see if a mama cat would allow him to nurse.  Nope, but apparently they bottle fed him just fine.  So he's good.  That was a long weekend, though, poor baby kitty missed his family.  Dang coyotes.  Young Son named him Doorknob.  I love that kid.

One month *close enough* until my girls are here!  That is almost too hard for me to fathom at this point.  They have been gone over 3 years!  This is mind boggling!

It is 7:20 pm, the sun is still quite high in the sky.  I have 2 of my windows in my bedroom open, cool breeze blowing in through the one behind me.  Mario is sacked out by the door, in case I try to leave the room without him.  Maria is lounging in her spot under my bed.

Play Nice!  xxoo

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Habits

I'm wondering, what do you usually have on in the background/listen to when you are doing your craft/art/creating?

"Back in the Day" when I was a youngster, (I wonder how many of you will understand this next part) I'd borrow cassettes from the library of old radio plays, The Shadow, Charley McCarthy, all of those, whatever was available.  I loved Phil Harris and Alice Faye...anyway, I'd pop one of those into the cassette player, put on my huge headphones, press PLAY, and do my embroidery while I listened.  Old habits, I guess.  I do the same thing now, just with more technology.  Fibber McGee and Molly are my favorites at the moment.

I also found something cool, and y'all probably already knew it, but audio books on YouTube.  I listened to a motivational book last night while I was putting a puzzle together online.

Manifesting Your Dreams...such an interesting concept.  If I ever had the courage to speak from my very heart and ask for what I truly want, I believe I have a bit of work to do before that could happen, but then again, that's just me standing in my own way... Interesting concept.

Play Nice!  xxoo





Sunday, April 30, 2017

So...

So much stuff has been going on, it's been stupid crazy along with being cooped up and the weather being iffy.

Young Son brought a 3 week old kitten home.  Got a bottle for it, gave it the name Doorknob, then (as I knew it would) it became my responsibility to take care of it, and it wouldn't eat...1 weekend of that, and the squawling...I contacted the shelter, they had 2 mama cats with kittens, but that didn't work.  They had no trouble feeding him, so there he is, at the shelter.  He will come back with us if it comes to him being euthanized, other than that, he's adoptable.  I don't want a cat, Sweetheart certainly doesn't want a cat.  He made me promise to never bring a cat home again after PorkChop passed away.  Not because he misses our cat, because he hates the litter box.

Darling Daughter had the "important" ultrasound, she and babies are 100% ok, and we're all breathing a sigh of relief, and finally allowing ourselves to feel the excitement and joy and anticipation that we were holding back until we knew for sure.

We've been house hunting on-line, looking for the perfect home for them, one with plenty of room for Grandma (me), too.  And my dogs, of course.  Sweetheart and Young Son will have to take care of themselves (as if they didn't already).  Once those babies get here, I'll be there.

This coming Saturday is our City Wide Garage Sale.  My sister is going to bring some stuff over, as well as hang out with me that day...which will be fun for sure.  We live in a pretty popular neighborhood, as far as Garage Sales go.  I love a People Parade, no matter where I am, so I'm looking forward to it.

I have done some stitching and stuffing, I made a Great Dane for a nurse named Natalie that I met when I was there.  I made a small terrier, and am currently stitching up a crazy chicken for one of my old friends.  She really helped me out this Christmas, so I'm fixing this one up pretty special.

I'm going to go do some stitching, I'm sure I'll think of something else to share before the day is over.

It has rained here all weekend, and I've been teasing Sweetheart (all weekend) about how fast the grass is gonna grow once that sun pops out.  Well, it stopped raining here, the sun came out for about 2 hours, guess who is mowing?  *gs*

That's probably enough for today.  Having shrimp for dinner.  May be having it in just a moment...

Play Nice!  xxoo


Monday, April 17, 2017

Tomorrow

I am going to get up and get ready for the day, and an going to use up the day to the fullest.

I am NOT going to sit here in front of my computer all day.

Play Nice!  xxoo

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Absent

Right now I am highly irritated at just about anything, I am feeling unheard, which drives me insane...I am keeping it contained, as it's actually no one's "fault."  It just is what it is.

Everything is topsy-turvy, and I have a feeling that I'm pretty sure that we are all going through an insane time in our slice of Heaven.

Schedules are different, I'm in Limbo, between healing and waiting for my girls.  I want to be so healthy when they get here!

Anyway, I just wanted to check in, so to speak, at least to say I'm still rockin' this life on this planet, but we're still adjusting to new normals.

It doesn't help that things are going to squirrelly all over the world, seriously.

I do wake up feeling happy to still be here, you know, I don't know what happens next...for real, you know.  I have all the faith in the world, I'm just going to be sorry if I forget this life when I'm no longer in it.

We've had beautiful weather the past few days, but we have a rainy spell due here next week, and it's supposed to last all week.  I plan to start some seedlings next week, so catching some rainwater has to be a plus for the seedlings.

I gotta finish a Special Secret Surprise Magical Rainbow Unicorn.

Play Nice!  xxoo

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Too Windy

Today I took myself to a craft show here in town.  I saw some neat stuff, got some new Scentsy flavors.

Then I went up to the Pro Shop.  Sold a few 6-packs, tidied up the Men's room a bit.  Sweetheart and his group finished early, but a couple of my favorites were still out there, and I knew they'd be in to have a couple more, so I hung around.  It was worth it.  I've known "Wolfie" for 20 years now, he's the same age my dad would be, he's tall and lanky like my dad, and just a great guy to be with.  The other guy, he's cantankerous with a heart of gold. Most of the boys in our "group" are all good friends, and I'm thankful for all of them.

I have been working on some stretches...after being so inactive, this is what I really need to be doing every day!  My girls will join me, once they get home.

Sweetheart and I got my pills all ready for the coming week...I am on way more prescriptions than I like, working hard to get  healthy enough to not need them at all.

See you tomorrow.  Play Nice!  xxoo

Friday, April 7, 2017

The Roofing Experience

First of all, I want to publicly acknowledge the change in the weather, I woke up to a blue sky, sunny day.

And the sound of many people on my roof, scraping scraping scraping.  Sweetheart got up a few minutes before they showed up, I was awake, but still laying quietly.  Maria and Mario erupted in large barking at the ceiling, whirling around, made their way to the kitchen back to my room, more barking...you get the idea, I'm sure.

Had a quick shower and ran them up to Camp Pet Vet, home, now, sipping a 2nd cup of lukewarm coffee, while I hope and pray that they don't fall through the ceiling at any moment.  Trying to remain as calm as possible, but then decided to open my new ear buds.

Of course the pkg was shoplifter proofed, so that took a good 5 minutes, then, of course, they wires are completely tangled...so I set them down for a moment to work on my breathing.  This is going to be a day to get over, I sure hope they finish it all today.

A little later now.  Sweetheart has escaped to the golf course.  The roofers seem to  have made their way to the opposite end of the house, much better.  I miss my canines, but I am thankful they are not underfoot right now!

I picked them up a little after 6, they were happy to see me, and happy to be home.  They slept like babies all night long, too.  Little furry, worn out from playing, babies.

Friday:  I fully expected them to show up again this morning, but I guess we're only waiting for the "gutter guys."  I did some time on the elliptical, raked some pine cones out from under one of the Blue Spruce trees out back.  They make good fire-starters, once they're dried out.

Sweetheart has been a busy boy since he's been home from the golf course...swept the driveway, mowed the yard, and now he's washing his car.

Finished the first Boston...Second one is ready to stuff.  

Two blue sky days in a row, hoping for #3 tomorrow.  I'll probably head up to the Pro-Shop, after I check out a craft show here in town.  

Play Nice!  xxoo

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Procastration! Procrastination!

That is a word that if I run it through my mind too quickly, I will forget how to spell it.

Gotta find a glass of something, tea maybe, no bottled water left in the house.  7-Up will do.

So, I've done nothing but flitter-farted the last couple days away.  Gray days on end tend to do me that way, and I know I'm not alone.  Today, I have actually gotten out the pattern for those Boston's, lighting is right for cutting out on black, so here I go.

Later

Ok, stitching, still not quite sure about finished product...I'll know more when it's more finished.  *gs*

The sun has been peeking in and out this afternoon, another rain shower went through, now I am enjoying a bright sunset over my right shoulder.  Nice to see, makes me happy.

Good Lord, I even "put off" posting this until today.  I'm hopeless right now!

Play Nice!  xxoo

Monday, April 3, 2017

Good Monday Morning!

Got to chat with my girls first thing this morning.  Both are looking well and tell me they are feeling very well.  Delightful Delilah had been creating a piece of art on the driveway with chalk, while Darling Danielle puttered around the kitchen, smiling and catching me up on their weekend.  Nice way to wake up on a(nother) rainy Monday morning.

We have had rainy weather for a full week now, just small hints of sunshine here and there.  Yesterday was mild, a bit sunny, had the windows open for a while, but we all knew it was temporary.  Today was forecasted to be as it is.

Maria and Mario spent most of the day outside yesterday, but seem to be suffering more from being cooped up this morning, they're romping around my room like it's their personal playground, and I can't let them "take it outside" because it's raining!  I'll have to settle them down before too much longer.


Reluctant Truce.  Successful, though.

Mario also managed to smack Sweetheart in the eye with his paw to wake him up this morning.  Sweetheart is suffering from what I call Popeye Syndrome.  His eye is really watery and sore.  Mario's got me on my cheek before, luckily, his toenails were clipped last week, Janet said they were like talons, his nails were.  I haven't shared that tidbit with Sweetheart yet.  

We just got the call from the roofers.  To rainy (of course) so rescheduled for Thursday.  It was the logical outcome, based on the weather reports.  So far, in this week long wave of moisture, the "guessers" have been spot on.  



Rescheduled the pooches play-date for Thursday.  

I'll be starting on the Boston Terriers today.  

Sweetheart's out running some errands.  

I better get off my "buttarsky" and commence to "jigglin' my jiblets" or I'll find myself setting here all day!

Play Nice!  xxoo

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Saturday Shennanigans

Sweetheart went to the golf course, but decided that it just wasn't a good golf day.  43 degrees and a brisk NE wind.  He came on home, and it was almost a "stay at home" day until I asked him if he'd take me to Hobby Lobby.  The closest one is about 12 miles north of here.

We were both happy to get outta the house for a bit.  We checked out a new Walmart, where he got a new pair of jeans and I got another pair of jammie pants.

We then went to a big Thrift Store, where I found a pair of jeans for $5.99 (score!).

Next, Hobby Lobby, I got some felt I was needing for the Boston Terrier project I was working on before my  heart decided to rebel on me.  I had started to make them out of inferior felt, but just didn't feel right doing that...

Headed home, stopped at our Walmart and picked up an order of Hanes V-Neck t-shirts I had ordered to go with my new jammie pants. Stopped at another store to pick up some Ozarka Sparkling Water, and luckily avoided running over a dog that ran in front of our car in our own neighborhood.  Neither of us had ever seen this pooch before, and we were very thankful we didn't hurt it.  It must have escaped it's yard or home.

Homey home now, for a little.  Leaving here in about an hour to pick up my sister and her obnoxious (I really like him) boyfriend to go out to dinner.  A sweet little diner about 15 miles south of here, tonight the special is Shrimp Scampi and I am jazzed about that!

So, all in all, it's been a pretty good week here.  A little drizzly, I'd prefer a bit more sunshine, but that's going to change during this coming week.

The roofers are coming on Monday.  Mario and Maria have an appointment for a day of play at Camp Pet Vet that day.  I'll have to hang around here while the roofers are here, but they would drive my canines crazy!  I'm sure they will enjoy themselves and will be tuckered out by the time I pick them up.

So, there you have it, for now anyway.

Play Nice!  xxoo

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Cardio Rehab

So...it went well, and showed me that I'm not as out of shape as I thought I was.  Well, I'm still out of shape, that's a given, but I feel more hopeful that it won't take me forever to get to the way I want to be.

If I had insurance, I'd continue with the program.  As it stands now, I will continue with my work outs at home, on the elliptical machine downstairs, and taking my dogs for walks.  Eating right, and continuing to do the things I am doing health wise.

Going up to the Pro Shop tomorrow for a little bit, need to water plants, and probably clean the men's room a bit, hang with my "golf boys" since it's supposed to be rainy, then off to have a haircut.  Gonna change up my style a little bit.  It's time.

Sweetheart got me a few new pairs of cool jammie pants, and I found some Hane's V-neck t-shirts on sale yesterday...got a few to match my new jams, and 3 white, because you just can't go wrong with a white t-shirt, right?


We took Maria and Mario to A Fine Tooth Comb (Dammit Janet's groom shop) in Adrian, MO yesterday.  They were SO overdue!   She got a ton of undercoat off of Maria, and all that can really be done with Mario is to soften him up and give him a little terrier trim.  Won't take long for his hair to become bristly again, it's just the nature of the beast.  If you're a local reading this and need a good groomer, this girl will not disappoint.  She's been grooming for over 20 years, and has talent and wisdom when it comes to handling your little fur babies.  My pooches love her!  

Had to purchase a new grooming tool for Sweetheart today.  I have been cutting his hair for almost 17 years now, and this is only the 3rd shaver we've had to buy in all that time.  

Yeah, I guess I better close for now...I am kinda feeling my workout, and that's a good thing.  I know I'll sleep well tonight, and be ready for an up and early morning tomorrow.  

Hope y'all are well!  Play Nice!  xxoo

Monday, March 27, 2017

Doctor Visits

As I said on my facebook page, today has been a darn good day.

The follow up visit with my new cardiologist went very well, EKG is good and no damage to my heart.  The incision on my wrist should be completely healed in about 8 weeks.  He was all smiling and happy to see me, and I was happy just to get the news!

Sweetheart and I were elated all the way home.  Stopped at Walmart, and I walked instead of rode the cart.  We went slower than normal, ran into 3 friends and actually enjoyed visiting with them.  (Yes, we did stand in the aisle, but out of the way, and the store wasn't all that crowded.)

My second appt. was a follow up with my regular Nurse Practitioner, who was also very encouraging about the progress I have already made.  Changing my thyroid medication, again, still tweaking it to get it just right.

I am released to drive, I can take my pooches for a walk (when it warms up again), and start my Cardio Rehab on Wednesday.

I feel like I've gotten a new beginning.  A happier, healthier new start.

Physically I know I have some catching up to do, mentally I am just overjoyed that I am going to be ok for real, that I can really get back out there and live a good life without a bunch of restrictions.  Watching my sodium and getting up off my butt more...which will be really easy in about 2 months when my girls get home!

There's more to this healing, there's more to my story.  A pretty dark chapter is over, time to live the life I've been blessed with.

Play Nice!  xxoo

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Cooking!

I am making a healthy meal in my crock pot this morning.  Found this recipe, adding a little cauliflower and zucchini chunks.  Feeling optimistic on how it will turn out.

Still have a bit of groin ache today, but not as sharp as yesterday.  Bearing through it.  Making progress every day.  Sweetheart said I looked better yesterday.  I've been taking a picture every day after my shower, just for myself.  Want to record my progress.

Sweetheart has headed to the golf course, rain is in the forecast, but there should be enough for cards if the rains do interrupt their golf game.  I miss the guys, but not ready to get out in the world yet.

Gotta go to 2 doctor appts. on Monday.  One to a cardiac doc in Lee's Summit, one to my primary care physician in Archie.  Start Cardiac Rehab at the hospital here in town on Wednesday.

I can feel myself getting stronger every day...small progresses, but sure.

Snacked on some delicious black grapes yesterday, and had some cucumber chunks with just a bit of Ranch dressing last night.  

I'd like to say I'm looking forward to getting back to "normal," but since this "incident" my "normal" will be anything but.  Not getting back to normal, becoming who I am supposed to be is what's next on my agenda.  I have to say, I was given plenty of chances to change but was defiantly resistant.   I am taking this "thump on the head" seriously.  I'm anxious to see what the next phase of my life will be, with me being happy with myself, healthy and free from a bunch of self afflicted addictions that have plagued me for so long.

None of the golfers showed up at the golf course today.  No calls, either.  Seems rude to me.  Sweetheart is home, helping me with laundry and stuff.  I feel bad for him, but he's ok.

Just did the shredding of the chicken and added the rest of the ingredients.  Gonna let it cook a bit longer on low...I took a little taste, it was darn good.

It is so weird to not be working on any projects with my hands.  Not even coloring.  The incision on my right wrist is healing, but still pretty sore, and repetitive movement will just aggravate it, and me.

Had a small bowl of  my crock pot concoction, and it was deluxe.  I hope Sweetheart and Young Son will give it a try,

Gonna hit the feathers in a bit.

Play Nice!  xxoo

Friday, March 24, 2017

Different

I have this smell in my nose and in my mouth.  It's horrible.  It makes my food taste gross, it makes me feel gross.  I can barely stand to have Maria lay with me on the bed, but I can tell she can smell it, too, and she doesn't get up and leave, so I deal with it.

Emotional...I saw a pic of a pit bull looking at a picture of her humans that were gone, and I can't stop crying.

I know in a couple weeks I'll feel better, my wrist will be healed, and my bruises will be healed, but until that happens, I'm just feeling alone and tired and scared.

Friday

I slept most of the night, my dreams were weird.  They were like reruns of dreams that I remember having before, but with slightly different endings than before.  So strange and a bit unsettling.

Up at 8 am, my wrist is sore and my artery in my groin is sore.  Sweetheart is going to golf at 10.  Had a shower, my morning pills...

Seems like the smell that was antagonizing me yesterday has gone.  I read yesterday that it was from anesthesia, and it would last as long as it took my liver to do whatever it does to clean those chemicals out of me...which knowing how I've mistreated my liver, I figured it would take a few days.  Maybe my liver wasn't as bad off as I thought.  I do have the Good Lord on my side, though.

The bruises on the south side of my body are turning from a dark/splotchy purple, to having a greenish tinge, taking that as a sign of healing.

So far I'm not as weepy, or forlorn feeling today.  I cleaned my desk yesterday, got all the Critter debris in the sewing room, and organized all the new patterns I had collected.

My energies are centered on my health, not so much creativity right now.  My Etsy shop is still up, I just won't be working on it much for a little bit.

Just relaxing and not worrying today.

Play Nice!  xxoo

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Wednesday, Thoughts from Yesterday, and Today

I'm awake at 4:00 this morning because of the pain, shortness or breath, and just plain old frustration.

I took my last prescribed dose of oxycodone 5mg yesterday at 2:30 pm.  Apparently there is no refill for this.  Ever.  My next closest relief is Extra Strength Tylenol, but not with the oxycodone, so I felt there should be an amt. of time between last dose of oxy and tyl.  I waited until this morning about 6:30 am to take the tyl.

I have never been one to abuse prescription drugs, but I could tell an actual change in the physcian's nurse's voice when I asked for a refill.  To my untrained ear, 5mg does not seem like a large dose, capable of helping someone suspected of being an addict reach any kind of "high."  All I knew is that it worked quickly to change my pain levels.  Maybe someone with medical training can enlighten me.
I also don't see how an Over The Counter pain relief pill could possibly treat this type of pain.  This pain is a deep pain, not one associated with arthritis or a headache type pain.  And I completely find being treated as an addict without that being proven or established, an affront to my care.  If this small dosage could lead to an addiction, why is it being prescribed in the first place?

So, here's this nice pain medication that you can be given in the hospital and for a few days after you've gone home, but if you ask for more you will be considered an addict. and you must do without this same level of pain coverage, and yeah, we're sorry that it will lead to a slow down in your healing.  Tough.

This is how I feel, and I totally believe a lack of healing sleep is slowing my healing process;

Started yesterday, I have been feeling short of breath, along with heart poundings.  I am told these are "normal."  Probably won't be going anywhere out of the house today, as much as I would enjoy being "motored" around the grocery store, the cold temps outside and my shortness of breath don't seem to be something that would go hand in hand right now.

Talking to my daughter in Germany this morning, she wanted to get involved with this pain med problem.  In looking at the prescription bottle, it is noted on the label "Fed. Law Prohibits Refill"

What?

Why in the world does Federal Law have the right to have a say in what my doctor thinks would be the best treatment for me?   I know this drug is readily available on the streets.  One phone call to the "right" person could provide me with this pain med that I Need, not that I Want.  Illegally.  But my doctor can't prescribe this pain relief because Federal Law says they can't?

My protests have been heard before, by many voices other than mine, and all voices are silenced because of this Federal Law.  Sad, sad state of our once wonderful country.

They don't think I am an addict.  Their hands are tied for some mind-numbing reason.  They are only reacting this way because they have no power.

Trying to Play Nice.  xxoo

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

First Day of Spring!

I'm still not 100% on the days of the week.  My internal system is a bit discombobulated.  Today is Tuesday.

My friend, lovingly referred to as "Dammit Janet" or "Rose" (from Golden Girls) came to visit yesterday.  If you've read my blog for a bit, you have probably heard about her at least once.

She came in the afternoon, we sat outside for a bit, came in and visited at the kitchen table.  I had been up all day at that point, and was ready for a nap.

At the same time, we both said about the same thing.
Me:   I'm gonna be needing a nap pretty quick.
She:  You look like you are needing a nap.

Then she left.  No long goodbyes, a good hug and a smooch on the cheek.  She went home and I took a nap.

Having a good friend like that, Priceless.  

Later that same day...

Sweetheart is home from the Golf Course.  Pretty windy and a little chilly, but there were only 2 crazy golfers out there, so 27 holes went pretty fast.

Made a few more phone calls today, think I have pretty much every appt. covered.  We will be busy next week.

Tomorrow we have an errand or two to take care of.  A trip to Walmart, and I need to deposit a check.  That will probably be all, and will probably be just enough.  I'll have my phone with me, so there just might be some pics taken.

Until then, Play Nice!  xxoo

Monday, March 20, 2017

It was Just a Little One

Last Tuesday, I had a heart attack.  My phone was broken, so I couldn't call Sweetheart, and by the time I really needed to call him I was laid out on my bed, covered in cold sweats and lots of fear.

He got home, I told him I wasn't feeling well, so off we went to the ER.  It was a very quiet ride.

X-Rays, blood tests and ultra sounds later, I found myself in a helicopter, flying to the best heart hospital (in my opinion) in the KCMO area.

Sweetheart got ahold of Young Son, he was there very quickly.  He called his sister, who had just left for a little family vacay to Poland for the weekend.

A lot of activity when I got there, I was conscious, but felt no pain, which was cool.  2 stents later, one in the wrist and one in the groin, with some kind of balloon thing up in there as well.

The stent from my wrist caused some problems, aneurysm on an artery, which caused more pain than any of the other procedures.  Thursday I had surgery on that, and recovery had begun.  I more night in ICU, then moved to a "regular" room.  Friday night in the reg room.  Released Saturday afternoon.  So glad to be home.

Lots of pain meds, so necessary.  Great nurses in the ICU and the regular room.  Made some new friends, they were so nice to me and Sweetheart...

Speaking of Sweetheart.  I expected nothing less.  He was great. So good to me, the nurses were quite impressed by him, and us as a couple.

Because of the lack of a working phone, I have no pics to share with you.  I would have loved to have taken some selfies with my new Nurse friends.

Anyway, my sister, Kelly, came to visit me Friday night, and stayed for almost 2 hours.  It was a good visit.  My sister, Mary, and her BF, David came up on Tuesday night, they were there for the surgery.  Actually, LifeFlight flew over them on their way to the hospital.

The only night Sweetheart didn't stay was Friday, because of the traffic - KCMO is known for their St. Patrick's Day Celebration.  He left at 4:00 am Friday morning, and came back about 2:00 am on Saturday morning.

Got settled in at home Saturday afternoon/evening.  Mary and David came over with a gift of an AM/PM medicine organizer.

Yesterday we took my new phone to a TMobile store to let them set up my phone.  We stopped at Walmart, and I rode in a cart, one of those with the 2 seats for kids...Sweetheart was the motor.  Good thing, too, because my strength was gone by the time we finished.


The rest of the day I spent lounging in my bed with my pooches.  Beautiful weather, sat outside with them for a bit during the day, too.  

My belly is swollen and covered in little bruises which have joined forces to become one big bruise.  I have so much adhesive residue on my body, that really itches.

I have a 4" incision from my inner wrist towards my elbow on my right arm.  Putting aloe vera (thank you Earlene, for the plant) on it...basically just trying to heal and gain some strength, slowly but surely.

So, that pretty much catches us up.  I won't be doing any stitching or stuffing for a couple of weeks, being that wrist stent is on my right hand.  I'm doing some laps around the dining room now and then.  
To all of those that prayed for me/us, and their friends and friends of friends, I truly appreciate that.  I've had a shower, got some more reside off.  Sweetheart has gone to the golf course, and I'm hoping Dammit Janet can come see me today.  

Play Nice!  xxoo

Saturday, March 18, 2017

What a Week

I'll fill you in tomorrow, I'm tired right now.

Play Nice!  xxoo

Monday, March 13, 2017

All On A Monday

We made plans last night, Sweetheart and I, to go to a town south of us.  We'll get up and go.

At 8:00 I woke up, he was still snoring, so I snuck in some more zzzzzzs myself, morning dreams are usually pretty good.

Ok, the canines decided it was time for breakfast about 9, fed them, had coffee, stumbled around and dropped my phone right into the sink that I was using, which means it had water in it.  Splosh.


I tried using a blow dryer on it, but that got old real quick, my neighbor (thanks, Judy) gave me some rice, we had none in the house.  That didn't work, at least it didn't work as fast as I wanted it to.  I wanted some Magic out of that borrowed rice.  


Headed out of town at like 11 something, Young Son called, a guy we've been needing to see about lawn care was coming over, so

We turned around, came home, Magic Rice still isn't working.  Saw the guy, stopped at a bank, got on the highway, I swear, Sweetheart is a swervy driver!  Oh my gosh.  I actually asked him if he was having troubles driving, trust me this guy is...oh wait, what if we are both the swerviest drivers ever, because I acknowledge mine, but he doesn't.  Not surprising.

Any way, we went to the Tmobile store, and they said, that those with an internal battery, the rice doesn't work.  Luckily(?) we had insurance on mine, so only $175 out of pocket.  Phones are crazy expensive right now, the one I have anyway.

Then, we're hungry so we stopped at Culvers for lunch.  I had a Reuben and Sweetheart had a burger and a chocolate malt.

Then we went to a new sports equipment store.  Sweetheart got some new shoes.  Then Hobby Lobby, got what I needed but am really kicking myself for not getting a couple sheets of felt, since he was paying. I didn't know that until we got to the checkout line.  Sneaky trick/smart move.

Headed back to H'ville, and I can hear my jammie pants calling me.  I'm tired of being swerved all over the road...don't get me wrong, we have a hoot out shopping, he's witty and funny, personable.

Of course no adventure day is complete without a stop at Walmart, right?

Groceries.  Home.  Groceries put away, sweatpants on and this bra is about to GO.  It's that time of day.

Play Nice!  xxoo

Sunday, March 12, 2017

A Peaceful Sunday

Well, we had a little snow, not even enough to measure, but the Guessers say we got .4"  I can handle the amount, but sure would like to have our warmer temps back.  I'm wearing a flannel shirt and sweats today...

The new trashcan is working out.  Nice to come back into my room and not have to pick up the trash, again.  Now the only other thing I need is something to keep my stuffing in.  That Terrier, he loves to rip up plastic bags.  I always gotta remind myself that he was a stray before we got him, so trash was probably the only thing he had to eat.  The button thing, that's just weird.

Working on the Boston Terriers this afternoon, gonna find something to listen to in the background.  Sure looking forward to the last season of Bones to be on Netflix!  I love that show.

While waiting to hear from the BT girl, I whipped this sweet thing up.

He's a happy little bear, I believe.  

The Boston Terrier parts, cut out, some already sewn.  

I'm pretty tickled about a custom order I received over the weekend.  A purple Pushmi-Pullu (from Dr. Doolittle) for a cancer patient.  I have about got it sewn up, I was so inspired.  I lost both my parents due to Cancer.  This one will go out as a freebie, with a lot of prayers going into the making of it.  

For now, though, I should hit the feathers.  Sweetheart wants to do some shopping tomorrow.  Of course we will be stopping at Hobby Lobby, since we'll be in the area.  

I'll click some pics of our little adventure, and share them with you.  

Play Nice!  xxoo

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Today

Has been a non-descriptive day.  Was supposed to have a meeting with the pres. of the board of Twin Pines.  At 11:00 am.  I already told him that I wouldn't be working there after June, and he had the freakin' nerve to call me at 1:00 pm to tell me he couldn't make it.

I understand that things come up.

The Boston Terrier project is a go, she approved the trial critter. so we're good to go on that.

I'm off to bed,

Play Nice!  xxoo

Friday, March 10, 2017

Woo Hoo! Friday!

Ha, honestly nothing going on here to celebrate.

Sweetheart played some cards out at the club, I hung out here.  When he came home, we went to the grocery store, then down the road to Rae Ray's Rib Shack for 1.5 lbs of some really good brisket.

I found a "Days Countdown" app for my phone.  It will be 89 days before the girls are home.  I am just going to stay as busy as I can, because if I don't, I know the days will drag on and on.

Simply can't wait for them to be home.

This was our last "Monday Adventure" before they left.  
She has grown so much!
(yeah that's me)

I pieced together a trial run of the Boston Terrier a girl commissioned me to make for her and her friend.  I believe it turned out pretty cute, and I'm looking forward to working on the real ones over the weekend...especially because we are supposed to have a snowy weekend, but then back up in the 80s by the end of the week.  Crazy!  

Sweetheart and I have had to take evasive measures against the Terrier we live with.  No more rummaging through my trash, or chewing buttons off Sweetheart's pants.  I have a trash can with a lid, and Sweetheart has a hamper.  

Ha!

Play Nice!  xxoo

Thursday, March 9, 2017

So much going on!

I talked to the Pres. of the board at the Golf Course today, over the phone.  I told him that as of June I wouldn't be working there anymore, my girls are coming home and I have grandma plans.

He was cool about it, and I didn't expect anything less.

And I'm not going to worry about who cleans the bathrooms or runs the sweeper, and if they want to hire someone to take my place, I'm cool with that, too.  I love the place, I always have.  I met Sweetheart there and you all know how that went.  This November will be our 17th year together, and neither of us have any plans of changing our togetherness.

I'm waiting up to see the girls for their morning.  I need to talk to both of them.

Our weather is going to revert back to being seasonally correct in the next couple of days.  After having Spring in February, we have a couple of Wintry Mixes and possible snow next week.  I can't tell you how much this disturbs me, but it is what it is.  Can't do anything about it but deal with it.

We're going to do container gardening of vegetables this year.  I'll be starting from seed in the next couple of weeks.  Gardening by the moon, per the Old Farmer's Almanac.

Thursday

What I've learned today...Mario the Terrier does not like roofers.  There were some on the house next door and he about flipped out trying to get back in the house.  Already shook up, the weather turned into thunderbooms and hard rain, he became "Velcro Dog."  Now the rain is stopped and the sun is out, but he's still in Velcro Mode.  Poor little thing.

Play Nice!  xxoo

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Career Change

The president of the board at the country club I work at wants a face to face meeting with me to discuss some changes they want to make at the golf course.

Last year I would have been dancing at the chance to share my ideas, but now, since my girls are coming home in June, I'm just going to offer them my experience to help them train someone new.

I've been working there for almost 6 years now, I think...the last year has been non-salary commissions only, and I've not made much moola from there at all.  Time to let someone else handle it, I reckon.

I have 3 years to catch up on with my lovies, 3 years in limbo, without my best girls.  No Monday adventures, no snuggling to sleep, I haven't watched Barney since they left.

So, the insurance adjuster is coming tomorrow because Sweetheart let one of the Roofing Vultures in the house.  If it will get our chimney fixed, I'm all for it.  Now, with a vulture sign in the yard, none of the other vultures will cross that line.

We're getting up early to try out the new coffee house in town tomorrow, so I'd better hit the feathers.

Play Nice!  xxoo

Something Different

Took my loving sister, Mary, to the dentist.  She had to have two teeth pulled.  4 shots of that numbing stuff,  her head was "fuzzy" (her word, as she tapped on her forehead), but she made it to her door ok, and waved goodbye.  Her sweetheart will be there soon to take care of her.

Didn't get to go to Hobby Lobby, as Dammit Janet (my groomer friend) was not feeling well enough to stray very far from her home today.

Another crazy Windy Day...the *guessers* say that there is supposed to be a storm a'blowin' in and it is that time of year, being March and March is always windy.

I need a haircut, I hate it when the wind blows my hair.  I'll be going tomorrow to see my lovely stylist/friend.

Leftover meatloaf and potatoes for dinner tonight.  Waiting for them to warm up.

Nom Nom Nom - enough left for a sandwich for me tomorrow!  

Did I change the font back to normal?  Yes indeed, I did.

This incessant wind.  I usually love stormy sounds, but this is become repetitive to me.  I need a break.

Noticed that trees are already greening.  I saw a Weeping Willow with tiny little leaves today.

Tuesday

Saw my stylist, caught up with her, my loving sister is suffering from her dental experience yesterday.  Not sure what the rest of the day will bring...

We had a storm last night, which is why I didn't post this last night,.  Our lights dimmed and flickered, so we shut everything down.  2 tornadoes, not close to us, thank goodness, and I am praying for those families that were involved.  Lost their homes, all their stuff...

Play Nice!  xxoo

Sunday, March 5, 2017

The Weekend

Windy windy windy, it was howling last night, the wind blew hard all day today...I was at the Pro Shop for about an hour.  Long enough to straighten the fridge (I like the cans to be in neat lines), clean the Men's room (a little), and wipe off the main table.  By then "our" group stopped after 9 holes, 3 of them making a bee line to the cart sheds, Sweetheart came in and waited while I locked up.  

We somehow lost all thinking sense and reason, as we decided to go to Walmart at 12;47 on a Sunday afternoon.  

Egad.  There were so.many.people.  I still don't get whole families go grocery shopping together? Why do we do this?  Husband and Wife and Kids all clamber into the mini-van and head on up to Walmart?  On a Sunday, when everyone else is doing the exact same thing.  A few of those kids needed naps, too.  Cranky kids crying for chips as if their little lives depended on getting them.  

I've done my share of "group grocery shopping."  We all used to go as a family, but those were simpler times, there was not "Stranger Danger."  We could hang out in the toy section, or the book section, the folks would gather us and off we'd go, through the checkout, then listen to Dad complain about the cost of food (5 bags = $20) and gas (.29/gallon)  

Ok, time to hit the feathers.  Hope y'all sleep/slept well.

Play Nice!  xxoo

Saturday, March 4, 2017

WiNdY!

I stayed home from the Pro Shop today.  Just ain't feelin' it.  Not feelin' like stitching, colored a little bit last night...I don't entirely know why and entirely don't like feeling like this.

Just about freaked myself out a few minutes ago.  Sent Darling Danielle a message, no answer, tried to call, no answer...I finally sent a message to one of their friends there, he told me they were at a play, so probably had their phones off.

Of course, my mind went a hundred different directions.  Just so ready for them to come home.

Calling it a day.

Play Nice!  xxoo

Friday, March 3, 2017

Another "Non" Day

No new listings yet today, but the day isn't over yet.

In about 3 months I am going to be busier than I have been in the last 3 years, and it's going to be a full time operation for quite a few months after that.  I can't wait!

But for now, I'm resting up when I feel the need for it, and I felt the need yesterday and today.  Probably lag from the whirlwind trip last week.

Sweetheart has really made me laugh a lot this week.  I know this will probably sound silly but here goes.  He is a very private person, and he's a gentleman to the core, therefore, unless it's on the golf course, does he use "bad words,"  We were at Walmart the other day, and the cashier was calling him "Sugar" and "Hon," so I made the comment, quietly to him, and of course kidding, "She better quit flirting with you."  His response, "Oh, she does that to all the guys, she's a slut."

That is not a word that comes out of his mouth on a regular basis, and it's so out of character for him, I died laughing.  I told Young Son the story that night, he cracked up, too.  It's just so funny!

Since that huge hail storm, the Roofer Vultures have been circling all the neighborhoods to drum up business.  2 rang my doorbell yesterday, which I did not answer, even though I am sitting in my bedroom right next to the window.  I saw a stranger walking by the front of the house this afternoon, so I hollered to Sweetheart to watch that guy outside.  We don't like strangers roaming our neighborhood.  Sure enough, ding dong, here's this stranger at the door.  Sweetheart answered, told him no thanks.  I know they are just trying to get business, and good for them, but...after he shut the door, he quietly said, "f******' rooofers.  Ha ha ha!

Told you it was silly.

I may be making a trip to Colorado pretty soon, my daughter's girlfriend is due any day now, and may not have anyone to be there.  It's only  9 hrs away.  Won't that be an adventure?  Maybe not...Sweetheart has qualms about me traveling there by myself.  I am older than I used to be.

I am going to bed early tonight, so I don't sleep the day away.

Play Nice!  xxoo

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Today, Thursday...

On this day last week we were traveling home.

Today was a non-productive day for me.  I ran a couple errands, that was about it.








New Critters, some are minis, some are full size.  I'll list them in my Etsy shop tomorrow.

For now, I'm off to feather town,

Play Nice!  xxoo

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Last Night

Good Lord have Mercy!  We had a thunder/lightning/hail storm last night.  I have never seen such a storm cell as that one, in all my years on this planet.  The seasons are a little off kilter from when I was a kid.

I sent a Flying Pig on it's way this week, and sent a super cool package off to Germany.  I am staying up late to visit with them tonight/morning.
 

Sweetheart did some yard work today, treating it for grubs, which bring moles, which drives my canines crazy.  Mario was so proud one day, he brought me a dead on.  I accepted it, of course.

I have been watching the 1983 season of "All My Children" off YouTube.  That's two years before Darling Danielle was born...loving the fashions, the commercials, the news breaks.  That's history right there.

New Listings tomorrow.

Play Nice!  xxoo

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Early Morning, Windy Day

Up at 7:30, left the house at 8:30, errand finished by 9:00, Sweetheart made it to the golf course in time.  Phew.  *ha ha ha*

I've gotten a lot done today, but hit a glitch.  Took a bunch of photos of the Mini Critters, and have them downloaded to my computer, but the free, online source I use to edit my photos is undergoing maintenance at this time.  No big deal, I just hand tied a mane and a tail onto a Mini Zebra.   Still have to get pics of that one and the Mini Pink Cheetah Stego'sarus(?).

Fotofuze is back up and running, I hope.

Got all the edited photos uploaded, not sure if I am happy with them, I'll be able to tell better in the morning.

For now, I'll say good night.  Not that I'm going to bed right way but pretty soon, because I really do like the mornings.  I've let my bad habits take that joy away, so I'm going to take it back.

There is so much coming up for me in my future, soon.  I'm gearing up for it.

Play Nice!  xxoo

Monday, February 27, 2017

Another Warm Day

It was in the 60s, but in February, that's warm.  We got ourselves a new charcoal grill today, put it together (we are the champs at putting things together), and grilled out tonight!  I had the best steak I have had in a while tonight.

Coals are about ready. 
I love the warming rack.

We had a fire in the pit.
It was a little chilly/breezy

My Maria, that's my number one girl canine right there.

Mario the Terrier.   That's my number one boy canine right there.

That Rhino piece of statuary...my sister and I were going to this place, and Sweetheart said, "Don't get anything that we need a bobcat to lift."

It didn't take a bobcat, but it took backing a mini van into the back yard, and rolling it out on a skateboard.   The only time it has been moved was when Young Son and his friend decided to turn all my statuary around.  Pretty funny prank, and those things are pretty heavy.

So, tomorrow we gotta get up extra early (for me) to run some errands before Sweetheart goes to play golf.  Yeah, I know...

After that I am going to take some pics of the Critters I have already made, get them listed.  gonna be a big day!  

Play Nice!  xxoo

Sunday, February 26, 2017

A New Normal

Every time a family member passes away, there becomes a New Normal.  When Mom passed, there would never be another wake up call on Saturday mornings (even though she knew I hated that).  When Dad passed, we would never hear him answer the phone in a low voice "City Morgue."  Aunt Betty passed, she took over singing "Happy Birthday" to us since Mom had passed.  

So...now it is time for my sisters and I to carry on the long held traditions of our family.  Singing "Happy Birthday," and wrapping birthday presents in the Sunday comics.

Being there for our children as they raise theirs.  Listening to them as they voice their concerns over lost shoes and loose teeth.  Helping to relieve their anxiety as their newly licensed child is driving alone for the first time.  All the things that come to light while raising their children, while in a different day and age as when we raised ours, the core values are still the same and still have to be reinforced.  Respect & kindness.  I feel those are most important.

I realize, almost forlornly, that I have become an adult.  An older adult.

My sister and stopped in some town in Oklahoma on the way home.  We needed nourishment.  The morning drive had been stressful, the traffic jam for no reason was too much.  We stopped at Braums, got our food, and began to chow down like two hungry old ladies.

The next booth, a kid, probably around 2, was looking at me.  I continued to chew while we looked at each other.  I gave a little smile, which was returned beautifully.  The child asked me my name and I said, "Grandma."  I like that title, a lot lot.

Tomorrow I am going with Sweetheart to have his taxes done.  I'd like to stop at Hobby Lobby to get what I forgot the other day, and we are stopping for groceries before we go home.

I have one thought in my brain/soul/heart that keeps repeating over and over and over and over....my girls will be home in 3 months...3 months.

Play Nice!  xxoo

Friday, February 24, 2017

Home!

Yesterday

So glad to be home, to see Sweetheart & Young Son.  Maria and Mario were as glad to see me as I was glad to see them.

For the first time ever bringing a souvenir home to  my sweetheart, he really, really liked what I got him this time.  An ash try from Big Cabin in Oklahoma.


Big Cabin is a huge truck stop when  we get off I44 to 69 highway to go through Oklahoma.  Sweetheart loves this place.  He and his golf buddies would always stop here on their way to Oklahoma for a golf trip.  And they would always eat at Braums.  I brought him a straw from there.

I'm trying to stay up to talk to Darling Danielle.  She'll be getting up in about an hour.  (Didn't get to, busy morning at her house.)

So many things happened on this trip, so many emotions, so many family members...

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Today

I allowed my self to sleep in this morning, then ran errands with Sweetheart.  Came home, Mary came over, had a cuppa coffee and visited for a bit.  That was cool.

The weather is bonkers around here...probably around everywhere.  84 degrees in Muskogee yesterday.  Snowing here in H'ville today.

So, I'm stitching and stuffing as I watch reruns of the soap opera, Ryan's Hope.  Love it!

See you tomorrow.  Play Nice!  xxoo

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Texas

Aunt Betty was laid to rest today.  She looked very nice, in her casket, but her spark was gone.  Her soul slipped out of there on the 18th.

What she left behind, I can't even explain adequately, how every person she met , the lives she touched are never the same, and always better for meeting her.

I was so proud today.  Proud to be her niece.  Just proud to be connected to such a wonderful life force.
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The trip here was very good.  No problems, until we got to Dallas.  One car wreck in that cluster "You Know What" can ruin the whole run, and this was at 3:00 in the afternoon.  1 hr later we come across a load of aluminum siding over 3 lanes of highway, luckily we swerved right past it and were on our merry way.

We have an alternate route to try tomorrow, to avoid going into the bowels of Dallas.  My cousin shared with me this magical passage, I am anxious to try it out.

Not sure what time we are leaving tomorrow, it will be single digits in the morning, time wise.

Play Nice!  xxoo

Monday, February 20, 2017

Texas Bound

Tomorrow is a travel day, we are leaving at 7:00 am, we have to do some running around town, but hopefully be on the road by 8:00, probably get us there around 3 or 4.

I'll be checking in here and there as we travel.  This is going to be a picture taking event, to be sure.

Play Nice!  xxoo

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Getting Ready

Spent some of the afternoon at the proshop, came home and started some laundry.  Trying to figure out what outfit I own, which isn't many, is suitable for a funeral.

We'll find out tomorrow what the arrangements are.  I am kinda looking forward to the trip, though I wish with all my heart we were going to visit her, not to bury her.

We are going to take the opportunity to get some family pics.  Our cousins from Amarillo will be there, hoping my cousin from Houston will be there, and a cousin that lives in San Antonio will be there.  Honestly, this may be the last chance for a pic opportunity with all of us.  We're all getting older, no way around that!

We had my sister, MB and her BF and her daughter over last night, fired up the grill, had a fire in the fire pit, it was a beautiful day/night, they brought their meat, we got ours, and both of us got  "sides"  I love steaks.   Sweetheart had pork chops.  It was a deluxe meal and a deluxe evening.  The daughter didn't have a very good time because she is 15.  I remember that age, and not very fondly.  Way too much cringe worthy adventures trying to figure out what the heck I was supposed to be doing.

Sweetheart just gave me a check to cover our whole trip to Texas and back.  He really is a good man, and I'm lucky to have him.

I'm off to hit my feathers.  I haven't really slept well the last couple of nights.  Seems like I've been hanging in the between sleep and sleep.  I know I'm  not sleeping, but sometimes I do and have dreams, but I know I'm dreaming...

See you all tomorrow.

Play Nice!  xxoo

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Another Legend Gone

Our sweet Aunt Betty passed away this morning.  I have been corrected, she was 93.  I can only imagine the reunion in heaven right now.

There are so many stories to tell about her, she was the oldest kid, she and my mom were best friends.  She came to stay with us when my sisters were born, she took care of me when I ran away and ended up in Texas.  I will miss her singing Happy Birthday to me, I will miss her cards and letters, but I'm keeping all the love we shared in my heart.

My middle sister, MB, and I will be making a road trip for the funeral.  We've driven 3 times to see her since 2007, once all our kids were old enough to function without us for a couple days.



The house they lived in for so many years was demolished a few years ago.
Habitat for Humanity built them a new one, and it is so nice!
The one before, was falling down around them.

She'd always decorate her mailbox or porch when we came to visit.
She and Uncle Sidney lived right across from the school.
This was their afternoon activity, to sit out on the porch and wave to the kids.

Gonna miss her.  

Play Nice!  xxoo

Friday, February 17, 2017

What a Beautiful Day!

It is 68 degrees here today.  In February.  I was going to take the dogs for a walk after I ran my errands, but The Terrier, Mario, decided that he'd have a go at some of my sewing supplies.  Took me 20 minutes on my hands and knees picking up beads, buttons, and little pompoms.

I guess I only had one errand, to Wally World to restock some supplies for the Pro Shop.  This will be a golf weekend for sure.

Met a very nice old man at the store.  I was picking out candy bars, he was tooling around on one of the store carts, sporting a WWII Veteran hat, but he couldn't reach the Mr. Goodbars.  So, I handed him one.  It was broken, so we switched it, nobody wants a broken candy bar.  He proceeded to tell me that he had broken a hip, but the doctors fixed it instead of giving him a new one.  I shook his hand and thanked him for his service.  He had to shake with his left because his shoulder was stiff.  They were the first American soldiers to land in Germany, and he was in the Battle of the Bulge!  I asked him how old he was, he responded, "I'm 95 years old, I still have my own teeth, and I still drive!"  Sharp guy, it was a pleasant convo.

Got an update on our poor old Aunt in Texas.  She's seen better days, but the family is really rallying around her, staying with her, even overnight.

Just sold another Flying Pig.  Those are a favorite, I have sold a bunch of them, and not all of them pink!

If you decide that you just can't live without a flying pig, 
all you gotta do is clickety click on this LINK.
I love a good custom order!

Play Nice!  xxoo

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Errand Day!

We have been to have the car inspected, stopped by the DMV...which our DMV would make all of you all jealous.  We actually have nice, efficient people working at ours.

Then on to Walmart, for groceries and such, then to pick up my check, my bank, and now we're home by 10:00 am, groceries put away and jammies back on my body.  I don't think I need to get out in the world again today.   I may have been a little snarky this morning, but nothing to take offense at, I kept it way in check, as I do anyway.

Phew.

Just looked at the clock, it's only 1:30?  Dang, the days are longer when a person gets up early!  Kinda liking this.



Gonna get started on my stitching and stuffing.

Sweetheart tried a new recipe for dinner tonight.  For those of you that don't know him, any change in our food repertoire is quire a new experience.  It turned out very good, and we discussed over dinner the things we could add to it, to make it a one dish meal.

I finished stitching my Mini Rhino...it lays in wait of stuffing, like the Zebra I stitched yesterday.  Started a Mini Scrappy Bull Terrier, which is turning out delightful.

Off to bed for me before too long.

Play Nice!  xxoo

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Valentine's Day

We were at the grocery store yesterday afternoon, just picking up a few things.  In line in front of us was a guy with a Val Card, a bottle of wine, and a potted plant.  I looked at Sweetheart and said, "Happy Valentine's Day tomorrow, I didn't get you a card, but that doesn't mean I don't love you."  I got up this morning, he was already gone, but had left me a card.  Gah.  I had last years anniversary card that I didn't give him because he didn't acknowledge the day, I was going to give that to him, but I can't remember where I stashed it.

My style of organizing is not very organized, but I pretty much know where everything is, unless I just find a drawer in the dresser that isn't already stuffed full of stuff, and put stuff there.  I have stacks here and stacks there, Critters all along the top of my desk (roll-top), and on top of my printer.

And now I'm getting hungry, I believe it is time for a Valentine's Day Pot Pie, ha ha ha!

Well, that was tasty.  I think my next Mini Critter will be a horse.  I just shrunk the pattern.  This is one of my favorites!

Later that same day...

Deli sandwiches and curly fries cooked in the air fryer for dinner tonight.  Mini Horse has become a Zebra.  Next Mini Critter is a camouflage Rhino.  I'm transferring the patter pieces to cardboard now.
Sweetheart and I are going to run errands tomorrow, as it's Wednesday, and that is the day we run errands.  Car Inspection and DMV first, which I am sure will be entertaining.  Going to Walmart is an Adventure.  Going to the town 12 miles away on the hiway (70 mph) to shop at Hobby Lobby, that's a road trip.

I'm going get to work on this Rhino.  It's gonna be cool.

Play Nice!  xxoo