Monday, July 28, 2008
today I'm 54.( Lovee pointed that out to me....ha)
Would have been extraordinarily fantastic is ALL my kids had been here.....and friends..... but I'll take what I can get.
I get it.........................................
I'm thankful.. :)
Cheekeymonkey was right....I had a fantastic weekend.
Friday, July 25, 2008
I woke to the smell of coffee. That's not new because I wake to it everyday. But along with the coffee smell was bacon! Uh-huh..........and toast and scrambled eggs! Orange juice was sitting next to my morning pills. My Lovee made us breakfast this morning.Isn't that sweet. I woke up and instantly felt the day warm up.....in a good way; not from humidity. lol
Could I love this man anymore than I already do? Don't think so. :) I guess he's picked up a few little diddies along the way during our 34 years of marriage.
I slept so well last night too. Possibly because I got to swim for about.....oh...2 hours!! ( of course that meant my call from the fabulous ETK was cut short but I don't think she minded too much ) yep...fabulous! That meant I got to bed rather late but at the time I didn't care. Still don't.
I'm having a sunshiny day.....all the stars are aligned....and I'm a happy soul.
It really doesn't take much.
Saturday is Sunshine girls birthday.
Sunday is mine.
She'll be the big 30.
I'll be 54...........and sassier than ever! ha
Have a great weekend all!
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Wanna know what i think?
i'll tell ya anyway......I'm no Doc....BUT...here goes.
My Mom is on pain meds. Kadian 60 mg to be exact. 2x a day. ( plus Lortabs for the break through times)this is a Morphine drug. She's been on it for over a year. For the past month she's been complaining that her pain isn't being relieved like it used to. I mentioned to her that we'll be seeing the 'pain' Dr. and we'll see if he can adjust it to make it stronger. she agreed.
(******** it sounds like I'm writing out a police statement doesn't it??******** lol)
So we see the pain Dr. yesterday and he agrees, her body has gotten used to the dose so he's upping it 20 mg.. fine. I ask if her nauseous feeling and throwing up could be from her body needing more meds......and he said possibly. He'd want to see what the tummy Dr. found.
So I mention this to mom. She thinks it's possible but she's going to have the next test ......which I think she should.....but you wanna know why she quickly agreed to it??
anywhoodle.......she starts the higher dose meds tomorrow. We'll see.
( Denny's was great btw ;))
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
2. this week has been crazy busy with the parentals. Their car battery was dead Sunday when we went to take them to dinner. the Mom panicked..of course. took them in our car and all was well. lovee jumped it but, onday it was dead again. i told them I'd take care of it tuesday when i got there.
3. I had Monday off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We went to visit Lovee's sister. I adore her. she's taking care of her very ailing/invalid husband. She's the strongest person I know....mentally and physically.
4. Got AAA to start their car on Tuesday. Took it to the dealership where they got the last battery and had it replaced. Done! took the Dad to the eye Dr. He's all better now from the shingles pain and the post eye infection. thank god! did my 'wet' cleaning, laundry, shopping..fixed dinner....left. Good day! lol
5. took the Dad to his friends house so they could go play golf. His friend is 93 and still drives! took the Mom to the pain Dr. he upped her meds....thank god again cuz she's been in a lot of pain for the past few weeks. Took the Mom and myself to the nail salon. i had a pedi and she got a fill. Go Mom!!! she's 83 and still wears acrylics! ha
picked the Dad up from his friends and he tells me he isn't seeing the leopards and tigers anymore!!! Can I get a big 'HELL YES'??!!! guess the meds are working some. thanks goodness for small favors....cuz sometimes that's all we can get!
6. got chemicals for the pool today.....have I mentioned that swimming is one of my few pleasures....something I can do by myself or with others....but it's something I've always loved doing. anywhoodle.........I bet I've been able to swim ...maybe 5 times this summer.! WTF?? That's gonna change. I'm giving notice....from here on out.......if I'm needed, while I'm at home, I'll be in the pool or pulling weeds. House cleaning be damned! It can wait untill the weather changes. I'm gonna play!
7. It's been freaking hot here. Our heat index today was 106*!!! Lovee works outside all-freaking-day too. that scares me a bit, but he's really good about drinking enough so...it is what it is. right?
the Mom is having her stomach scoped tomorrow morning at 7 am. that means i'm out of here by 6 am. She's been reallys sick lately. her stomach is paralized so she takes meds to make it empty. meds aren't working very well anymore....so she get to get scoped. She's happy about it though. Wanna know why? Coz she get to go to Denny's afterwards!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
More later...........................gotta go swim for a couple minutes before bedtime!
Friday, July 18, 2008
I've found so many blogs that give me a wake up call. So many people have had lives waayyyyy harder than i ever thought lives could be; some people are dealing with life changing and altering disease's that I can't even imagine dealing with; some have so much self loathing from some trauma that happened in their life long ago,that i wonder how they get up in the morning but they do ;..........
So why have I felt like a whiner? Because I bitch about stupid shit mostly. I guess you could say that bitching is often about the stupid stuff and that's ok. I bitch about my Mom saying stuff that pisses me off....so what! That's what Mom's do. I bitch about being so tired of listening to my Dad 'loop' his conversations over and over....so what! I bitch about having to go to their house 6 sometimes 7 days a week...even though it was my idea to do this....to HELP them and make their lives better and easier. What the fuck is wrong with my grape housing group?
There are so many people who are overcoming some really horrible things in their lives or have already pulled themselves out of a heap of shit and i have the nerve to whine about how mommy talks to me.
Geesh, tt..........get grip.
I had a good childhood. No one beat me or mistreated me. My brother was killed in 1967 in Vietnam . March 11 to be exact, and my Mother was never the same. Sisterlittle and I say she 'shutdown' about then. Shut us out for a long time. Ok......so what? I may have done the same thing who knows. She had a lot of guilt issues concerning him...long story that I'll go into at another time...maybe. Guilt...that I understand. I had/have that from Babyboy. Life goes on tt. don't do what you've seen...do what you know is right.
I'm an optimist. I'm patient. I'm compassionate and loving. I would do anything in my power to help someone.
So why do I whine about what I've chosen to do.
Feedback. Simple actually.
I can actually feel myself mentally growing from the blogs I read. Seriously. I get my life put into perspective at the oddest times. Always when I need it too.
I know, this may look like a post I did just a while back...and maybe it is. but I'm fucking old today and it's my blog so I'll say it a thousand times if I need to. Takes a while before things make their way into the old grape ya know. Some of the rooms up there need cleaning out. Too much is stacked in the hallways...and i can't find anything out there. I've seriously gotta make room for the new and improved boxes full of shit. Fact...I think I'll add on a bit. I know there's room up there somewhere.
So...I guess I'm saying thanks. Ya'll keep putting all that good stuff out there for me to read and think about.
Then there's Linda. She's the manager. She reminds me of Flo...that character from ....geeze...I can't remember the name of that show. She always said "kiss my grits"....anywhoodle.....I adore her!!!! I'd hang with her if I could. She would be a great one to party with I think. She gives me a squeeze whenever we're there.
Of course the food at Denny's is good. Breakfast anyway.
Then..................around Noon I get to meet a friend to go to 'An affair of the Heart'. Ooooooo...so fun. I've been told there's a booth that has all the stuff one needs to make the 'tipsy pots' that I saw on Ginni Dee's blog. I'm determined to get me some of those. You may have to scroll alot to find them on her blog but they're so neat! Whimsical....which I adore.
THEN.....it's off to meet my BFF....(that I've actually ranted a bit about) and her daughter, my god child, for dinner and a concert!!!! The concert is......1964 The Tribute!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!!! If you ever have the chance to see them...GO!! Of course it would help if you were a Beatles fan, which I am and was. It's seriously like stepping back in time to 1964. Wow....I'm going to try and get some pics. Keep the fingers crossed on this one.
All in all it should be a good day. Yay......I've got fun stuff to do.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
While sisterlittle was here, her daughter, A ,came to visit. She's in school to be a beautician.( tops in her class...of course!!!)..is that spelled right??.........anywhodle...she did sunshines hair then did her partners hair( Punky)....What you gotta do is check the video that Sunshine did of the rinse 'cycle'. Our # 3 son is ....well, I just can't explain it....you must go to her blog and scroll down and watch!!! This should be your chuckle for the day.
Monday, July 14, 2008
Anxiety is over....pain is gone...it didn't hurt like the last one....the numbing stuff only lasted 3 hours this time( not 8 like last itme)...and the cost...Well. I couldn't do anything about that . :(
I had lunch scheduled with a dear friend afterwards. It's been well over a year since we did that so I really looked forward to it. We went to a Mexican restaruant...yummy...where the rice and beans would be friendly to my numbness. It worked.
And last but by no means...I didn't have to go to the parentals today. Lovee did....to do somemore yard work...but not me.
tt's world is very good today.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Anyhoodle.... the parentals were very pleased to have me back. Sisterlittle did a fabulous job with them in my absence but the Mom says she" didn't spoil us as much as you do". Hum...like what? Well, she says, we had to do more for ourselves. Hummmm...again. Of course, my favorite phrase comes to mind....shitfuckhelldamn!! I created a monster..and didn't know it! Can't undo it either...it's too late. Damage has already been done and it's permanent. Ok fine.
Things have gone very smooth since I'vebeen back to 'work'. Nothing ever came close to ruffling my feathers.......untill today. Yea...nice. I knew it would happen but I had hoped it would be later rather than sooner. And...it's not even anything big. I'm sure it would roll of most everyones backs if their Mom said it to them. But....my Mom isn't like everyone elses!!!! She's a contro freak who's lost control...she's very self absorbed...she's got OCD like crazy....and she's just plain mean to people at odd times.
So, this morning, as we were driving to our every.Saturday.Denny's. Breakfast.....I was getting ready to make a left turn and was ever so slowly creeping up into the intersection, getting ready to turn (...if that stupid car will finally go past me...) and she says" DON'T CREEP UP" What I say?..."DON'T CREEP UP IT FRUSTRATES ME". So, what did i do? I jammed on the breaks, like any self respecting driver who's got someone telling them how to drive, would do. "How's that?" I ask. No reply.
She was better after she had her coffee and her senior-french toast-no egg-extra bacon-butter on the side with heated syrup breakfast.
I'm back ...officially.
happy weekend peeps!
I am a
You Are a Sunflower
"When your friends think smile, they think of you. There is not a day that goes by that you can't find something good about the world and your fellow human."
I think it's interesting that I'm a Sunflower. My first, and only so far, tattoo ,is of a Sunflower with a lady bug on a leaf! How cool is that!
I borrowed this from Dana. Thanks girl!
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Pebbles is on the left....she was no bigger than a pebble when we got her. Panda is on the right. Looks are deceiving with these two...both are Chihuahua's and I swear they eat the same food...but Panda, affectionately called 'Love dog" coz she literally loves everyone, is twice the size as Pebbles. Pebbles is about 6 lbs. and Panda is about 15 lbs! Panda does eat more ...um...outside stuff...bugs...'candy' left by the cat...Ewwwwwwww-gross....whatever isn't nailed down. I think Panda ( you can probably guess why she's called that :)) is a Downs Syndrome dog. She's built just like them, ears are lower, her teeth are different, smart but not, loves everyone...she's just special.
These are the wolf cubs....they're almost as big as their Mom and Dad. Babyboy and his gf kept 7 of the 8 that were born! That's 9 wolves to feed!!! Holy cow...literally!!
This is the park that was just across from the house we rented. # 3 son would take his little fishing pole down there and catch 'fish'....they were throw-backs...but he was so proud. Sunshine girl would feed the ducks.
This was our house. I loved this place. The basement was scarey for me as I'd never even seen one...but since the laundry had to get done I got used to it. It wasn't airconditioned back then but I noticed it is now. That's a plus! We lived on the left side. I loved the big porch. People would drive by and wave....we didn't know them...just friendly folk there.
Fipps practically jumped out of the car and into this tree. Can't blame him actually. he found several more places to perch but I'll spare you the pics. ;)
Lovee emptied the car while I looked around. You can tell by the smile on his face he was a very happy camper. Silly me, I actually got choked up while his sister was showing us everything. Not sure why that happened,,,tired from the trip.....overwhelmed by the cabin and the serenity of the whole place.....her generosity.....I'm not sure. I do know I whispered over and over to myself that I wished we never had to leave. So peaceful.
Loee had this grin on his face the whole time. Gosh...he's just the best guy ever. Looking at this picture makes my heart sing. I Love that man!!!
This is what we woke up to each morning! Yea....it was really hard to look at. NOT!! I have a thing about rocks too. Just call me Lucy. ( Lucy and Desi did a movie where she collected rocks from each place they went...**gigglesnort** I do that too! ) Lovee found me 2 fabulous rocks that were perfect. Is he special or what!
A wee bit of info about it. It's a must visit place in my book.
We left on the 4th to make our way to Lafayette, In. We were stationed there in the 80's while Lovee was on recruiting duty with the USMC.
Fipps...again! He was pooped from all the sightseeing we did.
This is B.....Photographer extrordinaire!!! He' a good friend of ETK and I got to meet him. He's so sweet. We were at dinner at Amore Restaurant. Yumy again!! I think the main thing we did on this vacation was eat!!
The entry at The World of Coke. That was so cool! Seriously!! They have that new video I told you about. Fun!
We took MARTA to get to the world of coke. It's a subway type thingie and....ummmm....I'm not fond of heights...at ALL!!! The escalator was sooooo long! Lovee had to get me focused on something ( I can't remember what now..) so I wouldn't fall. I get what I call 'feet tingles' when I think i'm too high and might fall. UGH!
I thought this was funny. We had a family of cameras. Big to small.
Are you getting tired of the pics yet? Hope not.
Fipps was checking out the breakfast that ETK's 'baby' made for us. Breakfast burittos!! yummy!!
We had Indian food for dinner the first night we were in ATL. Lovee and I had never had that so we were excited to try it. OMG.....it was soooooo good! We were all very content afterwards. If I remember right, Lovee had to roll me to the car! lol
Back in our room, Fipps decided to check things out....again. He wanted some privacy so I had to shut the door. :)
This is a better shot of our room at the Indigo Hotel. It was so charming! See the wallpaper?? Sea rocks I think. Lovee and I almost losteach other in that bed. It was huge!! Well, it was a king, but we don't have one of those.....too big....can't snuggle in those very well....we have to be touching to sleep.
That's it for now. More later.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Sunday, July 6, 2008
It's always bitter sweet getting back from a fabulous vacation isn't it? We had such a great time everywhere we went...great food, great visits, great people. I hated for all that to end, but we were ready to get back home for some reason. I haven't quite got that figured out. We squeezed alot into not much time. It would have been better if we'd had more time to spend with everyone but, like the Mom always says, " Visitors are like fish, after 3 days the both stink". Hummmmmm...crude but truthful I guess. I actually think it depends on the visitors. :)
We didn't even get out of the garage before we had our first mishap. lol....Lovee had plugged his mini fridge ( from his OTR days in a semi) into the cig lighter the night before so we could take cold stuff with us and not have to pay out the nose for it along the way. Good idea....but it didn't pan out. Got the car loaded and were ready to leave @ 6 am .....nothing! No juice to start the car! That was the first 'wtf '.....and the last. :)
Lovee got his battery charger out and in about 15 minutes we were charged and ready to leave. Yay!! We transferred our cold stuff to a styrofoam cooler that was laying around..emptied our ice bin in the fridge and we were set. Of course it was raining....storming actually but we didn't give a flip. We were escaping in Suzi Suvee Escape and all was right with the world at that moment in time. But, just to make sure we wouldn't have any more problems with Suzi, we stopped at the Wal~mart on our way out of town and bought a new battery....just in case. :)( never did need it but that's ok...peace of mind counts a lot!)
We drove from Tulsa to Birmingham the first day! Ugh...long drive...but we were excited and the weather gave us something to talk about.
The next day we only had to drive about 2 hours to get to the Lovely and always smiling ETK and Baby. Wow...ATL is Ginormously-Hugely-Big! Etk and I were texting back and forth ,getting updates and travel info with directions. ( FYI- you can see some of her pics on her flickr account if you go to her blog :) ) WE had the most wonderful time ever. It was the first time we'd been to their condo....been to all the other kids places but not hers...Bad parentals!!!
We redeemed ourselves. Went to the World of Coke...which is all new and fabulous! The intro video " Happiness Factory tour" that's shown at the beginning is flipping hilarious!! ETK and I gigglesnorted all the way through it. Seriously!!!
Lovee and I had our first sampleing of Indian food. OMG!! I'm totally in love with it! I'm having a craving right now as a matter of fact. :)
Got to try my first Martini! I know...what's wrong with that? 50-elfing-three years old and never had one. Geesh! Anywho...I'm not to crazy about the 'dirty' one...'cept I LOVE green olives...but the Chocolate one....Yummy!!! Of course the headache I had the next morning was unplesant but 'Baby' made us breakfast burritos that helped . :)
We traveled on Marta...ATL's subway thingie...too cool. Relaxed and had some much needed chill time and talk time and people watching time. Her 'penthouse' condo had a great view.
I've got tons of pics to post. Hopefully tomorrow I can get to that.
Right now, We've got to get to the parentals and go to dinner...uh-huh....with sisterlittle and her fam....
She leaves in the morning. :(
I missed ya'll! Seriously.