|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.
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
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!
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.
Have a light-hearted day my sweets!
Sunday, November 25, 2007
It was good though and it turned out really pretty which is why I took the pic.
What a goober I am...............
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
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.
Yay................and..........it only took me, oh, 6 months to finally see the error of my ways.
You'll love it!
|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...........
( 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???.....................)
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
|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 even.....is 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
Friday, November 16, 2007
|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 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.
|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 him....it'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. Uh....no...
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,.....you 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!
Saturday, November 10, 2007
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.?....
The following was a reply from Sisterlittle, which HAS to be included!!!!
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 door....it's little tt/Sisterlittle...
He loves his baby girls!
to be cont...
|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
Lovee's procedure went well. He doesn't have to have another one for 10 years! Yay!!
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 rage....ie: '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!
|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!
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.
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
|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!!
I LOVE MY DADDY!!!!!!!
|Well, yesterday was an interesting day. Monday's are supposed to be my day off but occasionally the parental units have Dr. appts. so I'll go in long enough to take them. Yesterday, Lovee went early to do their lawn and get it ready for winter and I went in later to take the Mom to get her eye checkup. But, when I got there as I walked in I noticed my Dad's head looked bad.
Let me back up a bit. On Sunday morning I noticed a red patch on his forehead. I really didn't think much of it because he has a lot of skin issues. Then later that night when we took them to dinner I noticed it again only it seemed to have spread. I didn't say anything though because HE hadn't mentioned it.
Ok...fast forward to yesterday; when I got there I looked at his head and said" Daddy, what's wrong with your head?" And as soon as I said that he said" Hey tt, look at my head and see if you know what's wrong, it feels like I've hit it or something". ( he didn't hear me ask him...he's so deaf...;) ) So, I looked and noticed his left eye was swollen and the 'rash' stuff had spread to the back of the top of his head and looked real red and puffy. He mentioned it really hurt to touch it and was concerned it was contagious after I said it looked like a rash. I grabbed the phone and told Mom he needed to see a Dr. today....I was concerned because 1. it hurt and 2. his eye was swollen. Mom started to question me as to if I thought he really needed to see the Dr....I had to remind her I could see stuff again....and she said" Well, I can't see very well, so I can't tell"....Uh................DUH!!! That's why I'm here!! Why do I have to keep reminding her of that???
Anyway,they could work him in about 4 p.m.. Great I say. So I take her to the Dr..The Lazar surgery went well. She can see a bit more light but that's all. That's the best her eyes are going to get.
After I take them back home, Lovee decided to paint their garage floor like Dad's been wanting. ( No hurry Dad's been saying...which translates into I want it done yesterday. ;) ) I come back up here to do my cazillion errands then go back to get Dad to the Dr. So, we're at the Dr. and the Dr. comes in and says..." uh-o you've got SHINGLES!" I gotta tell ya, my heart sank. Lovee got that as soon as we got back from Greece and it's not fun!! Sooooo painful.On top of that, his eyebrow was bothering him so much that he kept rubbing it and popped some of the blisters and now has Impetigo there. Poor guy! So four meds later we're home. Lovee and I went and got Pizza to have w/ them....it was late...almost 6:30.
My Mom was complaining earlier that Dad was grumpy and had grumped at her..I said it was just because he didn't feel well and not to take it personally. She said that's no reason to take it out on her! I repeated what I had already said and added that she too gets grumpy when she doesn't feel well. She said to remind her of it next time. Sheesh!!!! You bet I will. Well, after we found out what was wrong with him she said she felt bad about complaining . Uh, Mom there's a lesson here......think ya got it? Naw!!!!!!!!!!!
So, my poor sweet Daddy has Shingles on the left side of his head. The really bad part about all this is that the Dr. is afraid it's in his eye too!!!! So, today he's going to an Opthomologist to get that checked. If it is in his eye it could lead to blindness!! Crap!!! He's almost blind now! So, more on that later.
Sunday, November 4, 2007
Bubbles!!!!!!!!! It felt soooooooooooooo good!
Saturday, November 3, 2007
|Ok..... just as I was thinking....again....about not blogging anymore because I thought I was becomming a whiner, Alli gives me a community Blogger award. Aww, so sweet.
So, I think I may keep blogging, but try to keep the whining to a minimun....if that's possible. :)
I've got pics of the toes to put on, but that'll have to wait.
Lovee is playing some of my favorite songs and I think we need to dance for a while! It's 6:45 the morning but he's gonna dance w/ me!!!
God in heaven...I love that man!