Saturday, February 28, 2009
This afternoon I made some cookies that Mr. S named "kitchen sink cookies" because they have everything in them but the kitchen sink--basic cookie with oatmeal, chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, dried cranberries, raisins and cinnamon
Friday, February 27, 2009
- I joined the YMCA with a couple of ladies from work and we start AquaArobics on Monday. Hoping that the three of us together will keep each other motivated and ready to work it. Tina has arthritis and this is the best way for her to work out. She is getting married soon and wants to be fit and healthy. I just want to get healthy and feel good.
- I stopped and bought some mini cans of paint to try in our bedroom. I love the colors I picked out--- however the lady at the store gave me two little cans of the same color....so tomorrow I have to go out and change one of the colors--grrrr. Such the POTD:
Thursday, February 26, 2009
my POTD is kinda boring but all I did was stop to get gas to get home on lol---Gas is lower in price now than it has been
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Today we got home from visiting my brother. He is in a great deal of pain. I did get some neat pictures of him and their granddaughter Abbie. the POTD today is Abbie and Papaw sitting in his hospital bed.
Abbie is a precious little girl and allowed us to play with her and hold her even though she has never seen us before..... good to meet a new great niece.
We had snow when we got up this morning in W Kentucky. Snow on the plateau on the way home and just cold when we got home. added another 500+ miles to the odometer this weekend.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Later--- well we had a interesting trip to KY..it rained (and poured) and we missed the exit to Hopkinsville and went wayyyy out of our way. It started snowing right as we got to the hospital and we ended up with this much snow
this is a view of my side view mirror on Saturday as we left the hospital to go to Brad and Susie's house
Friday, February 20, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
In other parts of my life.... the POTD is posted much to my shame. Well it is actually much to my DH's shame it is a picture of the garage. It is really that it needs a good cleaning and more storage---and cleaning
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
We had storms and near tornado winds today. Actually we had a tornado warning in the county where I live but not where I work. On the way home from work I saw lots and lots of swollen streams and gigantic puddles. We got nearly an inch of rain in about 45 minutes at work. My POTD is from the front stoop of my house when I got home--the sun shining out after the storms.
seems like I take a lot of pictures of the weather events and the dogs and cats huh?
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
my POTD is a great one (not really--i am being sarcastic) the door i go in to work every morning.... the focus of the photo is the coke machine--which is the highlight of my day
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Today was a warm day and it was great. It has been a beautiful sunshiny day. The daffodils are blooming out and beautiful. I always take lots of pictures of the daffodils because they bloom so early and are soooo welcome.
tomorrow i go back to work and have been trying to get everything done since i am no longer a lady of leisure
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Tonight to celebrate the holiday we had a little dinner party. Mr S' sister Lois and her hubby (also Mark) came over and I got to cook for them. One of my favorite things to do since there are only the two of us at home now. Anyway we had salad, lasagna, fresh baked bread, and home made cheesecake---well it was all made from scratch- yummm
I gotta admit I had a great time making everything. I got a lot of antique glass containers and plates and filled them with red, pink and white M&M's and tea lights for the centerpiece. That and the cheesecake surrounded by strawberries in the snow. again yummm
The best thing that happened was when we were sitting around talking and somehow the age of our kids came up.. I said something to the effect of Daniel being 28...Lois said "no he's only 27" anyway the conversation ensued that he was born in 1980 and that was the year we got married and he was 28 because he just had a birthday---well poor Lois couldn't get it right somehow and kept insisting he was 27, and Kara was 25 and Amy 23. Mark M kept saying no--he's 28, Kara is 26 and Amy is 23---- You really had to be here but it was hysterical. She finally called Daniel and by this time we were all laughing at her. She asked Dan how old he was (on speaker phone) he first asked her if she was serious and because I was laughing so much he asked if we were drinking -which was really funny because we don't drink alcohol--
Anyway, we had a good time celebrating the holiday with family and laughing and eating. hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's day as well
Friday, February 13, 2009
Today I got to hang out with Judi for a little while. I met her and Nickey(her DGD) at Judi's PT appointment and drove Nickey to W-mart looking for jeans. By the way if anyone is even keeping up with this, Today was a RED letter day---Judi's last PT visit....she has been released!!! it is also her wedding anniversary :-( we didn't get to talk about it much but I know she is very sad about it.
Anyway after I drove Nickey to the dreaded W-mart (no jeans) and a stop at the C0-op (they had jeans) we ate at the Good Ol' Days. now Nickey and Judi like it to.
then I made a big old from scratch cheesecake for dinner tomorrow when Mark and Lois come for Valentine's day
Thursday, February 12, 2009
my picture of the day is the flowers that are now blooming in our front yard. They re not totally our yet but they are beautiful. Today was warm enough that I sat out on the front steps with the dogs for a long time
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
this is the corner of our yard and fence with all the leaves blown into it from the strong winds today
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Dr-- "so how ya feeling"
me-- "OK, the R hand is still painful, but the L hand is great"
Dr.--"any numbness or problems? here touch your pinky with your thumb"
me- "Well yes L hand is still tingly but not bad --and NO i cant touch my pinky and thumb. so when can i go back to work"
Dr.--" now what is it you do? when do you want to go back?"
me--"I type and I want to go back tomorrow"
Dr.--"OK Monday it is" as he is walking out the door
me--" WAIT! i want to go back tomorrow? Cant i go back tomorrow?"
Dr.--"your hand is going to get awful tired. Monday it is"
me-- as he is walking out--"I can deal with tired....... not tomorrow?"
Dr--"Monday it is"
me as he is walking completely out the door "I need an return to work paper and........" He's gone by now......"a gel splint ....for.... my ... L....wrist"
so i waited at the door until a nurse walked by and told her what i needed when she looked at me with the "whatta you waiting for" look and told her and then i was on my way (after I got home i noticed she got me a medium one and i really need a small and now that fits weird and doesn't really do what it is intended---sigh)
on the bright note my pic of the day is of Tina's hand sporting her new engagement ring! Congrats to Tina and Billy
Monday, February 9, 2009
sooo- I have spent yesterday and today making all kinds of valentines for my co-workers and other friends. Some of these do not appear to be regular Valentine-type images. But I think I have made them work. they are each geared to what that person likes so I tried to make them work for Valentines day. I was looking at some antique Valentine's I have-- one little car shaped on said 'let's 'run-about' together" that is where i got the ideas for these cards. in () is anything special I have used on them. The rest of my co-workers are just getting regular cards
the first photo--
- the kitty card -
sneaking in on little cat feet to say Happy Valentine's day (stickles for their collars)
- The Rooster-
let me “crow' that you are my valentine (ric-rac, ink)
- the little cart -
don't carry my heart off in this cart.please say you'll be my Valentine (flower soft)
the second photo--
- the cross--
I thank God for your friendship-- happy Valentines day (bronze embossing powder)
- truck--driving by to see if you'll be my valentine (clear embossing powder)
“thank you, Pooh” answered Eeyore. “you re a real friend” said he
AA Milne, Winne the Pooh (twinkling H2O's)
- quilt- since you have a “piece” of my heart...wont you be my valentine?
- heart tag- now that you have my heart-wont you be my valentines (stickles)
- shoes- don't walk away before you say you'll be my valentine (stickles)
So if anyone is reading this--whatcha think????
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Saturday, February 7, 2009
So... late yesterday afternoon and last night I noticed Mo was not his usual happy-tail doggy self. OK-- the dog is a trash compactor in dog form and I thought he may have over eaten or something. But when it came time to go outside for the last time I noticed he was having trouble going down the steps. We gave him one of Sadiey's Remidyl capsules (he had taken the same dose as she had 9 years ago when he hurt his back) to help with the pain. Like I said -- he had a back injury 9 yrs ago when he was only a year old. We thought at that time that he might not pull through it because it was a severe injury with some nerve damage... but after MONTHS of doggy bed rest, meds and TLC he was OK. Eventually even his doggy rear-foot drop went away and he had no problems.
So this morning when his tail was still not waggy I called the vet and off we went. After exams, xrays and (I'm sure in Mo's mind torture) pinching and prodding the diagnosis is back. He has a back injury again--- not near as bad as last time--but he is nearly 10 years old this time. He is on high dose steroids, back on doggy bed rest and "tincture of time" (what one of the Dr's i used to work for called wait and see) He has to be carried up and down stairs and NO jumping etc.
I usually try to get the pic 'o the day early in case nothing much happens--which is what I did when Mo went to see Dr Bass. Little did I know what the rest of the day would bring.
After we got settled in back at home Mark tackled the back yard earth moving project. (There are still about 5 P/U loads of dirt that need to be moved to complete the water fall area and the building site) Anyway, since it was to be near 70 degrees today seemed like a good day to move some dirt. He is doing this all by hand mind you--- no earth moving equipment other than a pick, shovel and wheelbarrow. Mark got the truck loaded with about 2 tons of dirt and got ready to go down our steeeep driveway to unload. He enlisted my help to move the car which was at the bottom of the driveway "so I don't slide into the car in case I skid down the driveway". Well two tons of dirt dragging a truck down a steep driveway--- driver unable to control the slipping and the bottom of the yard fence is under the truck. He actually got a little stuck and had to really try to run down the fence because he couldn't move any other way. That fence post he put in didn't want to move but there was no other way around it and over the fence he had to go.
But, being the wonder-man he is, now the truck is unloaded, the fence is repaired(so the doggies don't get in the road and get smashed) and he is in the shower. OK so this is not a big disaster because we are planning on replacing this fence soon anyway with a picket fence --just not yet. Again I sing his praise--what a man, what a man, what a mighty fine man
Friday, February 6, 2009
One of our family's "Rhonda Stories" was about spaghetti and involved a Crock-pot. Rhonda and Don had gotten a Crock-pot as a wedding gift and Rhonda (being Rhonda after all) had not tried it. One day she attempted to make spaghetti in the noble pot........ no, not the sauce but the actual pasta part of the dish! What we laughed about was her exact wording... "..it didn't work too well. The noodles and the water cooked for hours and the noodles never did get soft. After 10 hours they were still crunchy!"
Now you have to understand our girl Rhonda. A sweeter, better,gentle person has never walked on the face of this earth. She is such a good friend and always eager to help you or explain to you a solution to a problem if you have one. She is also a A-#1 prayer partner-- I told her one time her prayers always seem so sincere and like they go straight up to heaven to God's ear. Hope you understand what I mean. She may be a little naive (she didn't know that Elton John is gay and wasn't sure where the World Trade Center was on 9/11) but she is a wonderful person!
Anyway for years now, around this household she had been nicknamed "Crock pot Spaghetti Rhonda". Believe me this name is given with love. As a matter of fact when Katie had her appendix removed Rhonda one of her first visitor's. She called to see if we needed anything and Katie asked if I meant "Crock -pot Spaghetti Rhonda" when I told her who was on the phone.
Macaroni and Velveeta Cheese
1 1/2 cups dry macaroni
1 TBS butter
1 tsp salt
1/2 lb Velveeta cheese sliced
1 qt milk
1. Combine macaroni, butter and salt
2. Layer cheese over the top.
3. Pour in milk.
4. Cover. Cook on high for 2-3 hours, or until macaroni are soft.
I had mine on for 3 hours and it was more than done. I kicked it up a notch by turning the crock pot off and sprinkling the top with shredded cheddar.
and the pic of the day:
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Tonight Mark and I headed down to the Good Ol' Days for a burger and then to the grocery store....so here is my pic of the day.. the checker and bagger at Kroger. I explained to Josh and Logan about the picture of the day and project 365 and they were OK with it and me posting it here.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Today was frigid again. makes me so very thankful for a nice warm place to live and the family that loves me...and amazingly enough(for our area) it snowed yet again today.... we have had more snow this January/February than we have had in ages
A friend of mine, Vicki, was just diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer--so if you think of it please say a prayer for her. She is just getting ready to begin the journey of treatment and procedures.
Today since i have been hunkered down and trying to stay warm i have been watching the furry people in our house. (shhhh they don't know but that would be Sadiey, Mo, Maggie,Tigger Bubba) They each react to cold in their own way--Bubba and Tigger cuddle up somewhere warm --like on my bed. Maggie stays curled up on a pillow on the sofa--and avoids her sweater even though she is freezing. Somehow i think Mo has the best idea--he stays curled up under his blanket in his bed and tries to pretend he is not here where i might try to make him go outside.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
- he always makes sure i get the "end piece" of the loaf of bread since it is my favorite
- he knows what scares me--and doesn't make fun of my silly fears
- he loves me just how i am--fat, sad, unhappy and depressed
- he makes sure that things he knows will bother me--a dead bird in the yard, something being mistreated etc..i will never see
2. he takes care of the outside chores and doesn't even ask me if i want to help---because he usually knows i don't
3.he checks on me if i have been 'marinating" in the bath tub too long--he either wants to wake me up or know that i am OK
what a man, what a man, what a mighty fine man he is!
Monday, February 2, 2009
Sunday, February 1, 2009
so...i was thinking of the way I want people to treat me and think of me—dichotomy is the only word I can think of.
dichotomy Definition di·choto·my (-mē) noun pl. dichotomies -·mies
division into two parts, groups, or classes, esp. when these are sharply distinguished or opposed
- I want my family and friends to know that I am strong enough to be able to take care of ANYTHING—but I don't want to be expected to take care of everything (or sometimes anything)
- I want to know how to do things—but not be expected to do everything
- I want everyone to know that I am intelligent and able---but I don't want them to think I know everything about anything
- I want to be treasured and appreciated---but not treat me like a fragile flower.
- I want to live close to Katie(and my only sibling as well)—but not toooo close ( 351 miles is just waaaay to far—it scares me to be 5 hrs 30 minutes away from her)
other things that I always think of at the first of the year:
- I want to have friends that live near me as well as my lovely cyber friends--ya know the kind you hang out with--see the next bullet point (all of mine seem to be cyber friends)
- I want people to come visit me at my home and feel welcome
- I would like to have a more active social life (see #1)
- I want to learn to dance (ballroom)
- I would like to go to a church that is active(well I would like to stay at the same church—but wish it was active)
now if you got through that ----today was my sister in law, Lois' birthday, we had a nice meal together and enjoyed their company—this picture was taken later last night at the in laws so I am counting it as today's