Sunday, December 30, 2007

More pics....

So, here we have a couple of my urchins along with their....uh....significant others.
Sunshine and Punky and H and baby Boy. They're wearing their new T-shirts from Santa. The one H has on looks just like one of their wolves, Celine. Baby Boy has on one that looks like their other one, Gabriel....or however you spell get the drift I'm sure. Sunshine has a cat and Punky has a bear.
This is an actual pic of Gabe...the wolf. Isn't he absolutely, stunningly, gorgeous?
More as I get them...........

Woo-Hoo---I fingered it out!! :)

That's my Daddy there....concentrating on trying to move the Fj....Love the cap... don't you?!He's lifting an orange soda to toast the camera.......seriously! can almost see the 3 foot stump to the very right of this picture....that's all that's left of the tree in their back yard. Damn Ice!
If you look in the background, past the fence, you can see part of the tree that Lovee cut down. It takes up the whole side yard. I might also add that I had to take my coat off cuz it got up to 45 degrees....Daddy was still cold though.

Ok, so now I have to brag a bit. This will be towards Sunshine.......:)
See, you told me how to do this on the phone this afternoon and I remembered!!!!!!!!!
See, sometimes it works!!! ha ha ha ha.......Of course I'm sure the next time you show me won't work. ha ha ha ha and my brain. We never know what we're gonna get do we?!
Thanks babe!

This's and that's

I'm pooped! That's about all I have for now.
We were busy all weekend but I'm having a hard time remembering what we did. (geez tt....get a grip.....the Dad rubbing off on you already?) I took down the parents Christmas deco's yesterday and got them put away. Lovee and I did ours too, because I'm just a wee bit anal about how I want to start my New Year. New Years day is, in tt's world, supposed to be carefree and stress free and a sit-on-your-butt-if-you-want day. It's not for chores. Seriously!! So, the deco's had to come down or it'd be next weekend before I got another 'round-to-it'. and that wouldn't fit into my so called perfect start to the New Year.
Ok, so I'm rambling a bit now. Sorry. :)...

Lovee says he's gonna get up early and go get a paper. Then he'll come back and cook me breakfast and serve it to me in BED!!!! Along with the paper...with the T.V. set to my fav channel..HGTV! Did I argue with him?! I did offer to make him breakfast instead by he declined....thank you Lord!!!

Lovee took some pics of the Dad playing with his new remote control Christmas toy today. The dexterity in my Dad's fingers is weak at best so he had a bit of a hard time using the controls but he seemed to have fun. When I figure out how to post the pics from his new camera I'll share.

I'm sooooo technology challenged!

I'm also pooped so I'm stopping now. When the backspace key is the most often used key it's time to step away from the puter!


Friday, December 28, 2007

so sad!!! :(

I got a call from my granddaughter ( sorta- once removed) tonight while I was driving home.
My x-daughter in-law lost her baby! She was due February 8th. She started contractions one night, took a bath to help them pass which they did. Went to see her Dr. the next day and he couldn't find the heart beat! They induced her and she delivered him stillborn. He had a full head of curly hair and weighed 4 lbs and ?? oz. Looked perfect, just small. They're doing an autopsy. If, and evidently it's a big if, he can be embalmed the funeral will be next week. If not( something about him being too small) the funeral will be Sat. or Sun.. I absolutely can not imagine what that must be like. I' m so sad for them! It's just not right for something like that to happen. I just can't wrap my mind around it.

You know, or you may not....once someone gets into my heart I have a terrible time letting them go. Sometimes I just can't. Sometimes I don't want to. Two of my sons have X's and I still care very deeply for them. Can't help it, it's just the way I'm made I guess. So it just makes me sad for her....bless her heart, she already has 6 kids, but what the heck,....what's one more?
I'm just so sad for her.
I was going to buy the material this weekend to make him a blanket.
So sad.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Grape squishiing bubbles.......

I just got through with a wonderful bubble bath that my Lovee fixed for me. He even scrubbed my back for me. He's a terrific guy I'll tell ya. And it got my grape going all over the place while I was just relaxing. So, now I feel the need to squish it a bit.
I'm not one to make New Years resolutions because........well, I just don't see the need. However, this year I think in 'Honor' of New years I will make, not a resolution, but perhaps a pact (or however you spell it) with myself. I'm going to try and not be so judgemental of myself. That's going to be a tall order, but these last few months have made me realize a lot of different things. One, I learned from my 'girls'...ETK,TWEB,ALLI, SUNSHINE....."it is what it is". So simple but packed with meaning. And so true. I can't change what's in the past so I'll try to give that up and just learn to deal with what's before in the present. I'm 53 years old. I'm not 25 or 30 or 35 or even 45....I'm 50 elfing 3. So why do I expect myself to behave like I did when I was younger and look like I did when I was younger ? It's not going to happen tt. Get over it. Deal with it. IT IS WHAT IT IS!! Ha, ok, I finally get it.
It dawned on me when Lovee was washing my back. I looked around the tub and saw the candle he put there for me; noticed the heater was on so I wouldn't get cold; smelled the bath salts he put in for me....saw the smile on his face when he came in and said "How's that?...are you relaxing?" so loves me. All of me. The wrinkles the bulges and rolls...the age spots the stretch marks..the droops and!! ME. Just the way I am.
Sure, the girl he fell in love with was a perky little 120 pound thing with long flowing hair and a great smile and all her 'assets' in the right place. But that was 34 years ago. Why am I holding myself to a standard higher than I hold anyone else. Including him? I love him 100 times more today than I did when we got married. Why would I think he wouldn't feel the same...especially when he does the things he does for me....all the time?!
Squish the grape just put a biggle smile on your face....and probably made some wrinkles go away.....keep it up......never forget what you just wrote. Never try and down play what you feel for your sweetie! If it makes other ppl feel funny whenever you talk about how great your hubby is then too bad. Don't rub it in...but don't shrug it off either.
Lovee loves me Forever and Always...just like our song says. Bumps and buggles and all...and I'm finally fine with it.
Thanks Lovee!

Send good health vibes to ETK...

Poor thing. She got her annual cold again this Christmas. She sounded awful and said she felt about the same way. Awwwwwwwwwww! I told her to leave that off her to do list next Christmas.

Etk is like the energizer bunny. She just goes and goes. Makes me tired just thinking about it actually. Where does she get all that energy?

I'd like to buy some please.

Hugs and loves to her.......

Get well suga'......

Second childhood?????

Mom thinks my Dad is going through his second childhood. I'm not so sure he ever left the first one. :)
He's always loved talking toys. Over the years Sisterlittle and I as well as other ppl have given him some type of animated toys. He laughs and shows them to everyone. Anyway, yesterday he wanted to go to K~Mart while the Mom was getting her nails done. There was an ad he had saved that was only good through Christmas eve but he wanted to see if maybe there were still a few toys left.( how cute!) Mainly a certain remote control car!! Cracked me up. We checked but the one in the ad had been 50% off and I told them they were probably scarfed up. So, he told me to find some others. I did and pointed them all out and told them what they were and most importantly( to him), how much they cost. The most expensive one was $33.oo. He winced at that but it had batteries included.....something he likes. Well, he settled on one that was $15.99 but we had to get batteries. After he found out how much batteries cost he decided he wanted to go back and look at them again. we went to look..........again. It was as if we'd never been there before. I had to start all over again telling him what was there and the cost. He finally decided on a Toyota FJ- blue and white ( sorry ETK no silver) batteries included! :)
He was acting like a kid. " think we can play with this when we get home?" " Will we need to get Lovee to put it together?" "What do you think your Mother will say?" " well, I haven't bought anything foolish in a long time so I think it's ok".
I put it all together when we got home and there was enough of a charge on the battery that he got to take it for a spin. You should have seen him concentrating on operating it...priceless. He got a biggly smile on his face and started was a good moment.
I'll take my camera w/ me so maybe I can get some pics of him today when we're outside playing together.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

It over....

Christmas was fun and everyone got alot of nifty stuff. But, I'm glad it's over. Why do we get so excited, every year, about Christmas getting here and then...we can't wait until it's over? I think it's almost like childbirth! You wait and wait, getting excited about the 'present' you're going to get and then ....'s here and all you want is for it to be over!!! You love the 'gift' that was given but glad all the hub-bub is over. We're rotten.
Anywho....I forgot the camera when Lovee and I went to the candlelight service. SFD!!!
He looked sooooo scrumptious in his sport coat and all........The 'Units' looked fab too. Daddy even wore his Christmas vest. I really wanted a pic of that. Plus...yesterday I forgot the camera too! Badd tt, bad!!!!!!! I'm grounded!
We were absolutely worn smooth out last night when we got home from the Units. Dad's dreamed up another projuct for Lovee. Geezzzzz. Now he wants Lovee to go through the attic, show him what all is up there and then throw the junk in Lovee's truck and haul it off the the dump. WHY?? Cuz he wants to. I'm sure he's thinking it's better to do it now and not save it until they're 'gone'...but's not necessary. It would be a lot easier on Lovee if he'd wait until spring but when Dad's got something in that grape of stays and he obsesses over it. It's gotta be squished very soon.
He called me last night about 7 asking me if all the lights would be gone from the stores by the time I left my house this morning. I assured him there would still be some and I'd go to the Wal~mart before I went to there house this morning and see if I could get some 'colored-twinkle lights'....100 feet!!! He relaxed then. Of course we've only talked about it every day for about a month! Lord help me if I don't find them today. He'll talk incessantly about how I should have gotten there earlier...Let us pray again!!!!!! ;)
So, no Christmas pics...well, actually Lovee got a couple with his new camera that Baby boy got us....but there was no memory stick so............SFD, again!
Our California youngin...Squiddly and his lovely sent us a calender with different pics of all of them! I love that! We don't get to see them very fact it's been years!! So pics are the thing to get. This spring we'll get to see them though. Squiddly's going to the FBI National Academy and will stop in on his way. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Those will be some good pics there I'll tell ya!!

So, I gotta get busy so I can get to the Wal~Mart.
Wish me luck!

Monday, December 24, 2007

It's Christmas elfin' Eve....

Yep...So I spent the first4 or 5 hours of my day at the parentals. My Dad is obsessed...different things at different times. Today it was leaves. We raked for about 1 1/2 hours this morning! Geez...anyway finally got 'necessary' stuff done there and I come home to find Sunshine has dusted and vacuumed and Lovee has mapped the floors!!!!!!! Can I get a AMEN!!!! thank you baby Jesus for my fabulous family!!!
So I've got 'the cake' in the oven and now we've got to get ready to go back to the parental units house and take them to a candle light service at the church. Lovee's going with me this time!! YAY!! Thank the baby Jesus for that one too!!!!!! He's going to wear his new sport coat I got him for our anniversary and he's gonna look soooo H.O.T!!! I'll get pics to post later.

Yesterday Lovee used the chain saw that Sisterlittle sent us from Colorado...and chopped down the tree in their backyard. He worked his wee little behind off and got it done in about 1 3/4 hours!!! He's a wee bit sore today. :(.... It looks so bare now. Of course the Dad obsessed about the tree untill it was it's the left over leaves. Will it ever end??????????? I think not :(

anywho, tomorrow morning at 8 our 'in town' kids and their respective partners are coming over in their jammies to open gifts. It'll be fun!!!!!! Then I'll make, from scratch, buttermilk pancakes ...then they'll leave and Lovee and I will go to the 'units' house to get ready for the dinner. Phewwwwww.....By, this time tomorrow I'll probably drop. We all will.....
I love Christmas but there's way too much to do and never enough time to do it in. Can I get another AMEN?!!

Well, Lovee just fixed us some stir-fry and rice for dinner so I'd best go...gawd it smells sooooo good!!!!

Merry Christmas everyone!!
I miss each one of you ....I'm such a sap!
Hugs and smooches to you'ens......

Friday, December 21, 2007


I sure wish that when ppl read my blog they would say something. Throw me an elfing bone ....please. Or not I guess. Unless it's '13'......and if you're reading this you'd better let me know or I'll pinch your nipples next time I see you!!!!!!!!!! You know I will too!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Finally a Christmas party....w/ pics

Ok....the players of this party are: Debbie-do and her main squeeze 'Ditmer'...they're getting married in Vegas next year. She's a hoot! She's like me in that we both would wake up in a different world some days...
Ahhhh, 'Thirteen' and his lovely. Actually his name is "j" but when I first saw him ( w/o his 5 o'clock shadow ;)) he looked like he was 13. So, that's what I've always called him. He was my bud!( She's so damn pretty...banishment for her!!)

This is little A, who wasn't drinking cuz she's prego w/ # 2 ! YAY!!! And her hottie hubby. He's a cop in another town by us. They're a hot couple.....Banishment for them!!

Hummmmmm....wonder what's in Lovee's pocket???

Reach in...............gently girls!!.............careful...............easy..................almost there..................

PANTIES!!!!!??????? Panties in your pocket Lovee????? That's what the Ho's get for telling him they didn't have any panties on whenever he used to call me at work!!!! LOL......
They were sooo scared to reach in was hilarious.
My supervisor is on the left......Deb-do on the right.
Too funny...
Awwwww....My Lovee! He was reaching for me. I went willingly! ( hubba-hubba)
He's so handsome!

Our 'trooper' a.k.a. 'guard' on the left....Precious!
Me.............hey...are we a sandwich????
And A's hottie-hubby....
Ummmm, that was my 2nd triple of Crown & 7...I think....( necture of the Gods!)
My supervisor doing what she does best.......flippin' me off.........she loves giving me grief......Of course, I would give it right back....She's such a hoot!

And here's my 'old' bossman and his lovely. They hosted the party. Great time! I was soooooo happy he called and invited Lovee and me. I think it made my year! What a couple!

And last but not and Lovee! What a cute couple.... no???yes???
That party was the Saturday before the ice storm on Sunday. Actually it started about the time we left the party. When I woke up Sunday, I asked Lovee if he was going to drive me to Mom's so I could take them to Denny's for breakfast........He said no. NO...I's real icey out there.......'Babe, it's took them to breakfast yesterday". Ohhhhh.......uh, how many drinks did I have???
We really had a fab time.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Guess who I'm lovin'?


I love that girl so much it makes me ache at times.
I'm sending her bunches and bunches of hugs and loves


This is a Bradford Pear tree in my folks backyard. It just "splayed"...but left a couple branches intact. It's actually missed a bird house that lovee made and the patio furniture.
My precious Flamingo in the front yard....Poor baby grew an ice nose.....and tail...and feathers..

One of the bushes in our yard. It's crazy.....this was after the first round of Ice. This was only about a half inch or so. It got alot more later on....

Oops...same bush......

Our wee little River Burch tree in the front. Such a strong fella.....this was after the second round of ice. The one below is from the first round. We eventually had about 1 1/2 inches of ice on the poor thing! It bent on over some more but I didn't get a pic of it. Can you believe it's actually standing straight and tall right now!? He's a youngin' and was able to withstand the weight...the older mature trees weren't so lucky. :(

The stuff you see in the road is ice that's been driven on....crazy I tell ya......
So that's it for now. I'm glad it's over! I really don't understand how come we get so much ice. I mean, we're a southern state right?
We only got about an inch of snow and it's gone now. Good ol' Okie snow!! Here today, gone tomorrow. I probably just jinx myself.......S.F.D. !! Now we'll get a foot! And I'll be stranded at the folks for a week........Oh, the horror's................
The pic below is about a half mile from our house in a very wooded area. Those trees just bent over from the weight! Most of them just snapped off and took the power lines with them. Our neighborhood and the parents also have buried lines...but the lines coming in aren't buried. So, the trees fell on the lines and "poof" power. There are actually about 5000 ppl here who still don't have any power. I'm thinking I'd be getting a wee bit tired of that by now. I'm feeling so sorry for them. One guy who just opened a restaurant about 6 months ago was going to loose about $6000.00 worth of meats and other foods so he donated all of it to the shelters to be cooked and fed to the homeless and 'refugees' out there. It meant his business would fold but he was trying to make a positive out of the whole experience. The really sad part of his story is that his power came on about 6 hours after he donated it! He could have kept it. Great guy tho...very selfless act.
We've had hundreds of ppl from other states who've come in to help in the restoration of our power. Those ppl are our 'new Hero's'!!!!!!! God bless em'. Most of the time they have to cut down huge trees before they can get to the lines.

Monday, December 17, 2007

A few quick snippets.....

Hats off to ETK..
She sent me a 'care pkg' that contained the necessities of life! Well, a good portion of them. Candy a good book to read and copies of Blogs!! If it had contained wine or Crown and cigs...well, I may have left the parents!!!!!!!!! Guess that's why she didn't send those. ha ha- Thank you soooooooooooooooooooooooo much!!!! I sooo owe you!

I've got pics to post but I have to concentrate to do that and I'm too worn out tonight. We had a funeral to attend today. I do so hate those. I mean....they're always so emotional. It wears me out. I can cry at a funeral even if I don't know the deceased! Of course I cry at commercials sometimes too.....that's a whole 'nuther story.

My Dad got a chain saw today from Sisterlittle. He obsessed about needing to get one to chop off all the branches from their tree in the back that the Ice felled. Sisterlittle ordered him one and that's how we got him to stop talking about it. Lovee is going to go down there next weekend but of course, Dad wants it done now. Oh Gawd!! I'm so afraid he's going to try and use it. It's really heavy so I'm hoping he won't. More on that later.

I wrapped all day yesterday......and today Lovee mailed them. Yay! Done!!!

Hopefully I'll post some pics tomorrow.
Bare with me.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

God is punishing us....

That's what the Mom said while our power was out. Shit woman!! 'Go to your room' is what I wanted to say but she's being too snappy to listen these days. I think it's called being a 'self-absorbed-neurotic-b**ch'( That's Sunshine's phrase and I'm stealing it...& she's right)....or something close to that. Sorry, that was a bit harsh. True but harsh. Little 'miss Maryfuckingsunshine' here pointed out that He's not mad, it's just a test to see if we can rise to the challenge or if we're just gonna whine about it. She eventually agreed with me...and then, of course, it became her idea.

Yesterday was a hard day for her. First off we got really bad news that a very good friend of ours had died. She was a fabulously, fun lady full of 'spit and vinegar' as they say and I adored her! She was 71. I'm gonna miss her. Then later on in the day when I took her to get her hair done her Beautician told her she was retiring. I congratulated her and I'm genuinely happy for her....but she was dreading the idea of telling the 'Mom'. I backed away when she suggested I be the barer of bad news. No way chickadee..........I said as I giggled out loud....YOU tell her.
Mom later said she'd had all the bad news she could tolerate for the day. She felt bad the rest of the day, barely moving from her love seat, except when I needed to be told how to do something.

It's MY turn to go get my hairs snipped.......I'm off.....
Oh, and it's......................snowing!!!!!!!!! guess how happy the Mom is now?

Friday, December 14, 2007

I be thawed now....

But, I have waaayyyyyyyy too much to post to do it tonight.
So, my luvs, I'll get some pics downloaded of our wee storm damage and give some updates later this weekend. K?

Good GAWD I've miss you all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hugs and mucho luvs to all!!!!!!!

Friday, December 7, 2007

I wish I was in Greece...

It's only 60 Degrees!

It's gonna rain and sleet here this weekend. It's about 35 now... and misty....

Ever hung lights in weather like that??

It's freaking COLD!!!! Goes clear through ya!!! Even with all my padding it gets to the bones!!

Lovee and Sunshine are gonna finish it for me tomorrow. Do they love me or what??!!

Gotta get the parents into the Holiday spirit ya know...

Now, quit reading blogs and get out there in the malls and finish your shopping!!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Get the tissues ready.....

A Different Christmas Poem :
The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light,I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight. My wife was asleep, her head on my chest, My daughter beside me, angelic in rest. Outside the snow fell, a blanket of white, Transforming the yard to a winter delight. The sparkling lights in the tree I believe, Completed the magic that was Christmas Eve. My eyelids were heavy, my breathing was deep, Secure and surrounded by love I would sleep.In perfect contentment, or so it would seem,So I slumbered, perhaps I started to dream.The sound wasn't loud, and it wasn't too near, But I opened my eyes when it tickled my ear. Perhaps just a cough, I didn't quite know, Then the sure sound of footsteps outside in the snow. My soul gave a tremble, I struggled to hear, And I crept to the door just to see who was near.Standing out in the cold and the dark of the night,A lone figure stood, his face weary and tight.A soldier, I puzzled, some twenty years old, Perhaps a Marine, huddled here in the cold. Alone in the dark, he looked up and smiled, Standing watch over me, and my wife and my child. "What are you doing?" I asked without fear, "Come in this moment, it's freezing out here!Put down your pack, brush the snow from your sleeve,You should be at home on a cold Christmas Eve!"For barely a moment I saw his eyes shift, Away from the cold and the snow blown in drifts. To the window that danced with a warm fire's light Then he sighed and he said "Its really all right, I'm out here by choice. I'm here every night.""It's my duty to stand at the front of the line,That separates you from the darkest of times. No one had to ask or beg or implore me, I'm proud to stand here like my fathers before me. My Gramps died at Pearl on a day in December," Then he sighed, "That's a Christmas 'Gram always remembers. My dad stood his watch in the jungles of 'Nam, And now it is my turn and so, here I am.I've not seen my own son in more than a while, But my wife sends me pictures, he's sure got her smile. Then he bent and he carefully pulled from his bag,The red, white, and blue... an American flag.I can live through the cold and the being alone,Away from my family, my house and my home. I can stand at my post through the rain and the sleet, I can sleep in a foxhole with little to eat. I can carry the weight of killing another, Or lay down my life with my sister and brother.Who stand at the front against any and all, To ensure for all time that this flag will not fall.""So go back inside," he said, "harbor no fright,Your family is waiting and I'll be all right." "But isn't there something I can do, at the least, "Give you money," I asked, "or prepare you a feast?It seems all too little for all that you've done,For being away from your wife and your son." Then his eye welled a tear that held no regret, "Just tell us you love us, and never forget. To fight for our rights back at home while we're gone, To stand your own watch, no matter how long. For when we come home, either standing or dead,To know you remember we fought and we bled.Is payment enough, and with that we will trust,That we mattered to you as you mattered to us."

Keep them in your heart this and every season.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007


Finally! I had one of those Aha moments.
I was talking to Lovee last night, telling him about the days events at the parents house. It was mainly the usual stuff...blah,blah,blah, with the exception of some interesting thoughts from Dad's PC Doctor. I'll get to that later.
Anyway, While I was telling Lovee about some stupid crap Mom was doing...I had my Aha moment . I literally had that bright eyed,mouth open moment when it hit me. Crazy!
Here's the deal. She has to 'best' me. Yep. So simple actually. I can't believe I hadn't thought of it before. I was telling Lovee that when I was younger, I never did anything to "suit" her. We seldom had to do dishes because we didn't do them to 'suit' her. My room was never clean enough to 'suit' her. My hair,clothes,school work, feelings.....never 'suited' her. She always found fault with something. It may have been a minute problem, but she would find fault with something. So, my 'aha' moment is..........she's still has to do something or rather everything 'better' than me!! She has to be right and me wrong. She has to have the last word whether or not she's correct doesn't matter. IF I point out that she's wrong.....I get the 'look' and silence follows. Which made me think I should do that more often just to shut her up...... :) but she doesn't work that way really. Believe me, the 'look' makes me instantly tired. Hate it. I go straight to 12 again.....
It doesn't matter that I've been married for 34 years or that I've raised my family too.... or that I've been taking care of 'my' house for that long too....or that I've cooked for a long time too......what matters is that SHE will always know more. Period.
So, now that I'm on to's possible my tactics may change a bit during conversations. Or it may be that I will 'best' her by not telling her what I know and keep the fact that I'm on to her to myself. The best part i, I feel better now that I've figured it out. I feel sorry for her in a way. How sad it must be to bee that way. I LOVE it whenever my 'kids' do something or say something I didn't know about or do it a better way. How marvelous is it to have 'all' our kids become smarter than and knowing more than me!! Fabulous I say. Impart some of that knowledge on to me..... please... :)
So, essentially, I have 'bested' her just by realizing this....when she doesn't.
I win !!! Yay.......
On to Daddy. He's got, Uh, I forget the technical name but it's what I call residual nerve pain from his Shingles. The real name means nerve pain from shingles. ( Alli, you probablyknow the real name.) So, he got some meds for that. But, we have to play the waiting game for 2 weeks about his eyes. The Dr. is comcerned about the pain and light sinsitivity in his eyes. The shingles themselves are gone...but he can hardly see now. Scarey.
Anyway........................I'm fabulous today.
It's a great morning.........woo hoo!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Sisterlittle's got a new gig.........

My title for the work I do for the folks is " Beck and Call Girl " right?

Well, Sisterlittle came up with her own title for when she will be're gonna love this...


I laughed so hard I almost had to break out my squirt! The Mom already has projects lined up for when her new 'BSS' gets here. She wants new drapes in the kitchen and her slipper chair recovered. That's all...uh, ...right. Sisterlittle is an amazing seamstress, upholsterer,interior designer extraordinaire!! Very accomplished if I do say so myself. She made the drapes for our house when we first moved in and she just finished the 'Monkey' valences for my kitchen and living room. (The drapes had to taste changed ya know)
Anyway, she recovered a chair ...maybe 2, I forget, for Mom a few years ago. But Mom had a huge table in her sewing room to lay out fabric. It's gone now so I'm not sure where the Mom thinks her ner BSS will put the fabric to cut it. I think I may have talked her into doing just valances......we'll see. And that slipper chair only needs new padding in the seat. So maybe I can talk her into just having a new cushion put on top of it...sorta like a pillow top on a mattress.
We'll see. She's supposed to do this while doing the chores I usually do and work on papers for her Masters!! She is a very talented woman but there are limits.............Not to the Mom!!!
Geesh....I love my BSS Sisterlittle.
You're too special Sis!
Mwahhhhhhh xoxo

Now hurry up and get your BSS-Boney-Ass out here!

It's official....

I have proof that I'm getting older.
The gal at the bread store asked me today ( after I had given her a check) for a work phone number " or are you retired?" I said retired to save the hassle.
It cracked me up!!!! The first thing I did when I got back in the car was look in the mirror. you're showing some age ol' gal.......... ha ha ha ha.
I'm lovin' it!

It beats the Hell out of the alternative ;)

Saturday, December 1, 2007 goes....careful, bumps ahead..

I had a discussion with myself and decided to relate what took place today. It really upset me but then again it's nothing new either.
I took the parents to Denny's for our usual Saturday morning breakfast. Dad wasn't feeling too well so he didn't order his usual ( which is "the original grand slam on two plates, eggs over medium, all bacon and sugar free syrup,heated") He only wanted 4 pieces of bacon and 2 pancakes...w/ heated sugar free syrup ;). Mom got her usual and I got French toast. Not that our menu has any bearing on anything....I just wanted to share. ;)

Well, after the meal was finished we were discussing about whether or not we needed to go to the Wal~Mart; Dad said yes and for us to meet him in the car cuz he had to go to the bathroom first. Well, several minutes later he came out of Denny's, sort of breathless and got in and said to take him home because the other guy in the restroom wouldn't leave the stall and he.............ugh.......messed himself. Poor guy!!!!! He said to take him home and then come back and get his Wal~Mart stuff later and Mom would pay for it. I said OK and immediately started for home. The look on his face almost made me cry. Then it happened. She, the woman who gave birth to sisterlittle and me, opened her mouth. Why ?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! UGH!!!!!!

Here it is, verbatim******* " I know you don't mean to but you smell bad". **********

What purpose did it make???? Why did she have to say that???It's the way she's always been. She, as I call it, 'states the obvious'. Yes, it's already been established she's an 'attention whore'...she admits she likes attention; can you believe she admitted that??!! UGHHHHHH!

I don't know if Dad heard her. I hope not. It was totally unnecessary to say. She does this shit all the time.
If it wasn't for my Dad I'd start looking for my Birth parents...................I mean, I must be adopted right???????? I refuse to believe she gave birth to us!!!! How insensitive can she get?
And it's not age related either. She's always been this way.
God help me!!!! If I ever start acting like her and it's not Dementia related, someone better take me outside and explain how the cow ate the cabbage.
She makes me sad.
I love my Mom but I sometimes don't like her very much.

She also asked me why Dad wanted HER to pay for HIS stuff. I told her it was probably because he didn't want to fish around in his pocket to get his billfold out because of his...predicament! OH, she said. Don't worry about it Mom I said, I'll pay for it. 'Oh ,no 'she said, I was just wondering. Like Hell you were!!!! You were thinking about how you'd have to buy his Guards and ....stuff were thinking about the $$. Ya can't fool me Mom!
I didn't say all that out loud obviously. She kept saying she didn't know what kind of stuff he uses and I said, " that's OK, I do"....I had to say this several times..............geesh........"yes Mom, I go with him every other week to get this stuff, I know what to get....I know you don't know what kind......that's why I'm going to get it................yes, I remember what he said he needed..............That's OK, I have some money, he can pay me back......"

Ya know, Kids don't come with instruction booklets and neither do Parents. The kids are easier to raise though...................I think..............sometimes..............somedays.................maybe.........I'm not sure..................
Hello, does anyone have any rose colored glasses I can borrow?

Where do I start????

Geesh, both parents are sick! Isn't that against the rules? Mom started it ..of course...she got a cold then gave it to Dad. That man has had about all he can handle. His shingles are clearing up nicely and the ones in his eye are gone but now he's got another eye infection in the same eye!! He will sit in his chair with his eyes closed and talk to us and every now and then he'll flutter them open to look around and then closes them again. They're super light sensitive. It's literally breaking my heart to see him like this. He's so tired of feeling bad and I really think it's getting to him. I had to take them to a funeral today. That's rough let me tell ya!! Their friends are dropping like flies Dad said. makes me snif just thinking about it..
The Mom made me mad today. Fact I can't even talk about it right now. She, for some reason, feels the need to state the obvious which invariably comes out...just plain RUDE!!! And 9 times out of 10 never needed to be said anyway. Why the F**K does she do this?? UGHHHHH!

I had 2 ppl at the funeral today come up to me and say "Boy, you've got your hands full with these two don't you?!" Each time Mom would say" she's our caregiver; I raised her right".
Well, the second time she said that I looked at the person and said, with a big ol' cheesy grin," I think I turned out ok inspite of her what do you think?"....
Shame on me but it felt good.
Mom didn't catch it.
I'm tired.......
I'll sort through my thoughts and try to post tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Poor Lovee.....

I think we finally stumbled into bed about midnight last night. Poor Lovee had the worst toothache ever. He called me as I was driving home and asked me to stop and get him some Oral Gel coz he was hurting so bad. That didn't even begin to help so I put in a call to the after hours phone number for our Dentist. FOUR phone calls later, about 11.00 p.m. he finally called back. He had been to a basketball game for his son and then they went out later. He noticed his phone was dead when he got home and put it to charge and the thing started beeping at him...over and over he said. Ya think????? Hummm.....anyway, he was very apologetic and called in some Lortab and Penicillin for Lovee and said he's probably got a bad abscess going on. I really like this Dentist though and didn't want to change....but if he hadn't called I would have in a heartbeat!!! Most likely it'll take a couple days for the infection to become manageable enough for some work to be done. He finally fell asleep about 12:30. Poor guy! That's so miserable.
I'm thinking he's going to miss some work from this. Which is fine be me. He's got about a months worth of sick leave to take. At his work place you have to be out 3 consecutive days and have a Dr.'s note to use your sick leave. Retarded !
Then, this morning I woke up w/ a bad stomach ache. yuck! My nerves are in my stomach, so I'm hoping that's all it is. Sympathy for my sweetie.
More on this later.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

How to say thanks for special gifts....

  • If I hadn't shot up four sizes this would fit.
  • This is just perfect for wearing around the basement.
  • If the dog buries this, I'll be furious.
  • I love it, but I fear the jealousy it will inspire.
  • And to think I got this the year I vowed to give all my gifts to charity.
  • I really don't deserve this.

These cracked me up. We've already established how I'm easily amused though. I doubt if I'll be able to use any of these since I'm not 'gainfully employed' at the present. Sure would be fun though!

Now...get thee to the mall and shop! Only 28 shopping days left!


I'm easily amused....

Everyday,as I'm driving to work I see a a particular sign that amuses me. It's for a call center. Nothing funny there. What cracks me up is the name.....sort of. It's called West. Not so funny actually, in itself, but the part that cracks me up is, it's on the East side of the road. West is East.

Doesn't take much to amuse me does it? I think there's actually some good points to being easily amused. Ummm.....I really can't think of what that would be right now....but I'm sure there must have a sense of humor to care for ageing parents.... and pets ....and children and ......husbands.....right?

Have a light-hearted day my sweets!

Sunday, November 25, 2007


This is the only picture I took during our Thanksgiving feast!!!!! I got so busy after everyone got there that I freaking forgot to take any of the people there! I got the pie though. That's important right?.............yea........right!
It was good though and it turned out really pretty which is why I took the pic.
What a goober I am...............
Silly-Sassy me!

The Hair ........... ;P

Well, here it is. The long awaited pictures of the hair. I'm soooo freaking anal I swear. Anyway, it's simular to the way I used to wear it only it's a bit more spikey around the edges. Next time I go in for a cut it's gonna be more spiked. So sassy.....yes?
I look like a big ol' goober fish with my glasses on sometimes. But, at least I can see. ETK thought I looked really young in one of the pics I posted...that's because I didn't have my glasses on!! I need contacts again. Any who..........not too bad for a 53 year old, right? Lovee really likes it. He took the pictures for me. Love me some Lovee!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

The neverending 'Hair' issues....

Are GONE!!!!!

yep, you read it right. Hopefully, I'll remember this lesson and forget about trying to grow my hair out. For some reason I forget that just because I like a certain hairstyle doesn't mean I can wear it. Really....ya think?!! It's like fantasies. Just because you fantasize about something doesn't mean you should actually act it out or live it or do it. Again.....ya think?!
I mean I'd really love to have Marie Osmonds hair ( or stylist like tweb told me...right again ;)) or my Sisterlittle's hair ( gorgeous!). but it's just not me. I had long gorgeous hair at one time. But that was in the past and that's where it should stay. Look to the future tt, that's where you're going.
My hair is now sassy and short and a wee bit spiked. Fabulous!! I love it!!
I'll hopefully get some decent pictures to post later on.

Just wanted to share that I'm finally over being stupido about my locks.....or lack there of. only took me, oh, 6 months to finally see the error of my ways.
You'll love it!

Happy Gobble~Gobble

This is the first year I won't be up untill midnight making pies for Thanksgiving. I'm VERY thankful for that. Dinner will be at the parents house this year since it will be so much easier on them not to have to leave their house. Dad can stay in his 'nest' chair after we eat and snooze away and Mom can get on her 'lovely' seat and do the same. I'll enlist the urchins to help with the cleanup and that'll be it.

I get to make 4 pies today. Yumm-O!!!!!! 2 pumpkin, 1 lemon and 1 Pecan. I think I'll start with desert first tomorrow. Life's short ya know. ;)We're having the traditional fare. Turkey,dressing,mashed spuds and gravey,corn,greenbeans ( no casserole this year) yams and rolls. Nothing fancy but it'll be nice to get together with some of the kids and have a good meal together.

My B-in law is here helping to settle his g-mother's estate and help his ailing Aunt. Sisterlittle didn't get to come w/ him though. She's got a lot of school work ( masters stuff). I'll miss her.
Still, I'm grateful.
I'm not living in a war torn country. We have plenty of food and shelter. Everyone is reletively healthy. I've got my Lovee of 34 years and 2+2+1+1+1+1+....etc .....urchins to love and who love me back. Aside from asking Death to take a holiday and world peace.......all of the stars are aligned and it's going to be a good day.

Peace and Love...........


Paint and Spackle time....

Ya know, the reason I named my blog Paint and Spackle is because that's where I do a lot of my thinking. It's usually quiet and thoughts just tumble around my grape whenever I do mundane things. My makeup routine hasn't changed in a looooong time so my grape is usually on auto pilot. Or.....sitting on the throne. Ha, now there's a gross mental picture for ya. ( you're welcome)I actually thought of naming it 'Thoughts from the Throne' but decided that's a wee bit TMI. :)

( An interesting side note: I usually forget whatever it was I was thinking about once I leave the Paint and Spackle room..........Geesh....what was I talking about???.....................)

Anyway, yesterday I was thinking about the book The Greatest Generation. Mainly because my folks are from that era. I've read alot of the book and the stories about individual people are really quite interesting. Then, I started thinking about my Dad. I've asked him several questions about his war time and unfortunately or perhaps not.......he remembers very little of it. Fact, he remembers very little of his life before my Mom and he were married. I did find out that his Dad played a 'horn'. He's not sure which one, possibly a tuba or another one that I can't think of the name( it's not quite as big) but it's something I never knew before a week ago. Another thing which I find interesting is, in Decatur,Alabama ,where he was raised, there's a street with his last name on it. He doesn't know why. He doesn't remember much about any of his family....except he Mom spent all his Army money he sent home to save ( for college) on herself. She was quite the self absorbed woman from what I gather. I only met her once which was quite enough. His Dad was a cabinet maker ( so was Lovee's Dad...interesting yes?) but by the time Sisterlittle and I met him he was blind. An accident took one eye and the other was...who knows.........probably what's taking Dad's sight now.
What made me start thinking about all of this is his recent diagnosis of Dementia. So far it's only his short term that's affected, but one day it will be everything. I'm thinking I need to do some research and see if I can find out some stuff. He says our last name is German. My Aunt found out his family came from Prussia. Uh.....not sure what it's called now....more research I guess.

Speaking of the Dad, the shingles are out of his eye now! YAY!! Although his head is full of dark ugly scabs that really bother him and depending on the time of day either itch or hurt. I got some creme to put on them last night before I left. Sad.....he asked me several times how to wash his head when he was going to take a shower. He finally got it. Poor Daddy...:(

This Thanksgiving, I'm thankful for the opportunity I've been given to care for the parental units. It's by far, the hardest job I've ever had in my life, mentally. But I'd not trade a second of it. [ Most days anyway...;) ]No regrets...........that's my new regrets.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Semper Fi........ Heros!!

Ya know....I'm getting sick and tired of people bashing our military! Go ahead and bash Bush...if you must....but leave our guys and gals who are putting their precious lives on the freaking line every FREAKING day ALONE!!
What is wrong with people? Sick twisted fucks!! Go find another country to live in.

Anyone, in my book, who serves their country in some sort of dedication to the betterment of mankind,whether it's being a fireman,policeman,paramedic,Marine,Army,Navy,Coast Guard, Doctors and Nurses a hero. I will say the ones who do it for little monetary gain are in a bit more of a hero status in my book.

I miss being in the Corp. I swear the hi-lite of my year was the Marine Corp Ball. It was so fun getting all dressed up and going out for some old fashioned 'pomp and circumstance'. I still get chills whenever I hear the Marine Corp Hymn. Oooooo the chills!!! I'll get Lovee to scan some of our old Ball pics and post them.....Talk about different hair styles!!!!!...Mine hardly changed. Ha

I don't really miss spit shining the boots and polishing the brass and the 'old style' utilities that had to be so heavily starched that they stood at attention by themselves. ;) In the old days we were so poor that whenever Lovee got promoted I would sew his chevrons on myself because we couldn't afford to have it done. I actually had a little side job, non paying of course, of doing that for other Marines who were in the same boat.
Like I said....Semper Fi Marines, Semper Fi

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Sunshine and Jeanne's party

Obviously this id a group picture of Lovee,Sunshine & Jeanne,Moi and Baby boy
Sunshine was having a fab time....isn't she the cutest? Check those dimples!

Baby Boy and Lovee outside....someone at the party said Baby Boy looks just like me....uh....have you seen the Dad?? H.e.l.l.o......

A quick game of chess made Baby Boy think really hard. Lovee is the master.
We had a great time and they got a lot of great stuff.

Friday, November 16, 2007

It is what it is....huh??? really?........ya sure???

Why doesn't life get easier the older we get?
Remember all the 'trauma' we had as kids? Our world crashed around us when a boyfriend broke up w/ us. A 'zit' ruined our day. Our hair wouldn't cooperate for the big 'date'....( oh wait...I almost forgot, I still have THAT issue :) ha ha)

If someone had told me when I was 25 that I'd one day be taking care of my parents I would have laughed hysterically and called then insane! If someone had told me when I was skinny and 33 ( but thought I was fat) that I really would be chubby at 53, I would have been offended.

My,my, life has a way of slapping us in the face to wake us up to real issues doesn't it?

Ok...I get it.
I may not like it and I really wish some aspects of my life were different but I don't think I'd change anything if I could. I'd be afraid that in changing one thing, it would cause a snowball effect. There's so much that would need to stay the same, that I'd dare not mess with it.

Ok, now all that being said..........I'm still anal about my hair. Am I the silliest person you've ever known? LOL-LOL I'm cracking myself up- hahahahahahahaha

I can't recapture something from years ago....Wake the fuck up tt!!!!!!!! Life brings changes...even in elfing HAIR!!!
What a revelation!!!!!!!!! Who knew????

I'm done. It's getting cut off as soon as possible!
Wow.....I feel so liberated!

Viva la haircut!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

I have to shout this....

I LOVE ETK!!!!!!!!

I almost talked her ear off this evening...... but she let me keep ranting.
I have been blessed. I have been able to surround myself with people who rock my world and keep me sane.
I couldn't ask for anything more. Except..................naw, I won't go there. LOL

Thanks to all who love me!


I'm not gonna post any pics of the hair! If one gets taken by accident( hummmm, not sure how that would happen...) then ok. But that's all.
When will women's fashion embrace a shaved head???

Never I think. Too many women are anal like me.

I want Marie Osmond's hair!

I'd never have the patience to do it but in a perfect world that's what I'd have. Wonder how much extensions would cost??? Hummmmmmm, that's a thought.

update on the Dad....and other stuff

Well, I took Dad for an appt. w/ his Diabetic Dr.. yesterday. she is fabulous. She had scheduled a physical for him which we didn't know about but that's ok by me. Anyway, during the visit I found out several things which lead me to tell the parents that SHE should be his Primary care Dr. not the one they both use. She is so intuned to's great.
Anyway, during our talkings, I mentioned his memory wasn't very good so I'd like to be in the room when she talks to him. She asked if anyone had done a Dementia test on him.
So she did. Turns out he does have a mild case of Dementia. He's now on Aricept. It won't give him back what he's lost but hopefully it should stop the progression. Dad seemed totally unfazed at the notion. Fact, I'm not sure if he even fully understood everything. Of course the Mom is in her glory now. She has something new to worry about. Geesh! I told Sisterlittle about this last night and she said ...she can hear her now ...." Don't tell Dad about ( whatever???), he's got dementia and won't remember it anyway"........For some reason she loves to tell ppl whenever he's.....I don't even know what to call it. She likes to point out his 'flaws' so to speak. The things that most of us would never think to tell ppl is what our Mom tells! She's a piece of work I tell ya.
Anyway, I'm glad to know what's going on and sad at the same time.
His shingles are getting better. He'll keep the purple scars on his head though. Poor Daddy. His eye isn't as swollen now either and he may even play golf today before we go back to the eye Dr. We'll see. Woo-hoo!! I may try to take a pic, just so Sisterlittle can see it.

I've got pics of the Grand-yungins' to post later too.
We went to see the Bee movie. It was a really cute movie. I love cartoons with adult subliminal messages. Funny. In fact, ETK and Pups got us into watching them. Back when they were in college and came to San Antonio for a visit, ETK insisted we watch Land before Time. Fabulous movie. If you've seen the movie, must have recognized ETK as Sara! ......" yes, I am brave." ha ha

Monday, November 12, 2007


There won't be any pics of my new hair cut. I hate it! I thought I'd try something new, but it's too flat and I hate my hair flat!

That's it....I'm through trying new stuff. [ at least untill I get over this trauma] I had to use my curling iron and curl it all over.



Saturday, November 10, 2007

This won't leave my I'll squish it a has to be in print!

One day,Sisterlittle, asked the folks if they wanted anything special for their funeral. My Mom says she wants the Choir Director at their church to sing Amazing Grace at hers. My Dad said he remembered a funeral he went to where the Mans girls spoke about him. He thought that was real nice so maybe we could do that. Geesh....we wondered how we would be able to accomplish something like that at what will be such a throat-lumping time. And, what would we say? Would we take turns talking?.....write out something before hand ( as if) or be spontaneous?...what if we broke down and just couldn't follow through. How could we live with ourselves if, the last thing he asked of us,.... we failed.?....
Ever since that time, this has been on my mind. Not a day goes by that I don't think about it. Especially now that he's looking so fragile with Shingles and being so bold and strong and not complaining. That's his way. I keep wondering what has stressed his body to allow this to come on. He's not overly tired as he gets plenty of sleep. He's not having any health issues out of the norm. So, what,....... I keep asking myself. Like I said, he's never been a complainer. But he has been known to worry. I think Mom believes she has the market cornered on that but she's wrong. Dad's a silent worrier. He keeps stuff to himself. So, now I wonder what his new worry is. It could be many things. I'll never know because he'll never tell.

So, what do we say about Daddy? Do we play the 'I remember when' game?
I remember when:
1. he ran along beside me holding up my bike while I learned to ride..
2. he used to stumble into my room at night after I called out for help during an asthma attack..and how he would sit on the side of my bed until I fell asleep again..
3. he took me to the Emergency room for stitches when I sliced my heel open even though the blood made him queasy....
4. I would wait for him to come home from work and would run outside towards him to give him a big hug and hear him say " Hey,squirt"...
5. I would go up and hug him just so I could smell him. No one smelled like my Dad and I loved his smell...
6. he got so mad at me for sassing my Mom that he spanked me with a belt. Only one whack but I was crushed me that I had made HIM that mad.
7. we went to the Father-Daughter Banquet for Blue Birds. We ate cold fried chicken and bread and butter and sang the song " Let me call you sweetheart" ....the part that says 'with your eyes so blue'.....we changed to say 'with your eyes so brown'......
8. We would sing in church...both out of tune and giggle the whole time...
9. My Brother was killed in Viet Nam how sad he looked when he came to the school to get us and tell us about it....
10. He walked me down the isle for my wedding to Lovee and how he squeezed my hand as he was going to sit down....
11. waiting anxiously to see approval in his eyes when he saw my first born child... and then my second....
12. I remember when I first left home to join Lovee......the first time I remember hearing him say " I love you Babe" ........
13. I remember how he kept looking older each time I saw him......
14. the look on his face whenever he thought he was telling a dirty joke....his nose wrinkled when he laughed....

I remember so much. How will I ever condense it? How will Sisterlittle and I do it?

He's is ................I don't even have a strong enough vocabulary to say what he means to me/us.

He's ..........Daddy............pure and simple. And we love him awful!

The following was a reply from Sisterlittle, which HAS to be included!!!!

Anonymous said...
wiping away tears...add to that:

15. How he tucked us in bed at night...tight as cocoons!

16. The highlight of our summers: riding the bus downtown to eat lunch with our Daddy at a "fancy" restaurant.

17. Christmas parades...

18. Teaching me to drive a stick!!!

19. Singing to ma: "Smoke...smoke...smoke that cigarette..." as we pulled into church.

20. The tears in his eyes when I graduated college.

21. Wrestling on the floor in the den. (pissed off mother good!)Remember how we would try to blow in his ear? who knew? giggling so hard we'd fart or wet our pants!

22. the loving nicknames he gave our daughters.

23. waking us up in the mornings singing..." who's that knocking at my door,who's that knocking at my door..who's that knocking at my's little tt/Sisterlittle...

He loves his baby girls!

to be cont...

Girls day....

Sunshine and I got our hair did today. I finally had someone else besides my regular gal . Also at a totally new place. LOVE IT! I'm not crazy about the way she styled it but, I thought I'd give it a whirl. Love the cut not the style. We had a fabulous time though.

We're having to postpone our dinner party at Sunshine's house. Lovee still feels under the weather. Hummmmmmm..........

Not much going on and I'm not in the mood to think today.
Have a good weekend.

Friday, November 9, 2007

He's fine and dandy

Lovee's procedure went well. He doesn't have to have another one for 10 years! Yay!!
However, now his Dr. needs to find another explanation for his ...problem. More on that later.

On an unrelated topic, I sure hope all those ppl who are swerving in and out and changeing lanes willy-nilly are on their way to an emergency. That's what I tell myself to keep from having my own version of road 'There had better be an emergency to make them drive this stupid or I'm gonna be pissed!' LOL :as if I would ever know or would do something about it anyway.

Stupid,stupid,stupid! Get off my road nutzoid crazy people!'s Friday

So, today is Lovee's Colonoscopy(I think that's how it's spelled...doesn't really matter does it..) Anyway, for those of you you haven't had the ...ah...'pleasure' of preping for this procedure, let's just say, Lovee was up literally all night...back and forth for the bed to the John! Poor lovee! I just hope they find out what's going on w/ him. He's starved right now. The test starts at 10:30 today. Finners crossed!

~*~ Buggers......

Something I've observed for quite awhile that bugs me is the way People go out in public dressed like they forgot they were going out in public! I mean REALLY people! Must you wear your pj's and slippers to the grocery store? Where did pride go? Of course that leads me to 'where did common curtesy' go?? When did we become a society of 'it's all about me, screw you' people? And it's getting worse. And to make matters worse, I'm just as guilty of feeling that ' I'll show you" mentality as everyone else. I just don't act on it. Why? I really don't like confrontation. Especially w/ ppl I don't know b/c you never know how they're going to react. So I fume silently.

~*~ Excitement~*~

Sunday, since the parents aren't going to church, Lovee and I get to take our Oklahoma Grandkids to see the Bee movie. I'm not really thrilled about the movie, but I am thrilled to get to spend time w/ them. Our oldest grandson is 13 now. He's soooo smart! ( spoken like a doting Grandma :)) Anyway, he called and asked Lovee if he would go to his school assembly on Friday ( today) about Veterans. Awwwww.....Lovee couldn't b/c of his test. ( Made Lovee sad )
Anyway, I suggested we get together and see a movie w/ him and his Sister ( she's 6 and a Diva!) and he jumped at the chance. He said " Grammy, I'd do anything to be able to spend time w/ you and Grampy" Isn't that the sweetest thing ever!! And he's 13...a teenager....and still wants to spend time w/ us. I love me some wee ones!

~*~ Dad ~*~

He's doing a bit better. Some of the blisters are starting to open so his head looks like a war zone. Ewww! His eye is still swollen and red and raw looking but he says he's not having a lot of pain anymore. That's the good thing. His sugar is really elevated but that should go down when the infection is gone. I think his sugar worries him more than the Shingles. Lovee painted their garage last weekend and this Saturday the cars can go back inside. Dad's anxious to put this "treasures' ( read: junk) back in place. Popi is the precious one for sure!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

The eye Dr says.....

Yep, it's in his eye too. Damn!!
He's actually feeling somwhat ok today. His eye is really swollen though and he said it feels like" something's in there." It is. He's got 2....whatever they are.....rashes? One at the 1 o'clock position and one at the 6 o'clock position. So, more drops for that eye. Problem is, that's already his bad eye. He's so sad and pathetic looking right now it breaks my heart so see him. He's such a trouper though. He never complains. He has to see the eye Doc every week untill it goes away. Hopefully he'll still have his sight. Finners crossed!!