Tuesday, March 31, 2009
we were in meetings all morning at work today. I came back from my session and had a email from a friend asking if I had heard from the CPC exam yet...so i hopped on the web site for the AAPC to see. Much to my amazement(shock, surprise,etc etc) i found that i passed the exam. If you look closely you will see that i made 76%--you had to make at least 70% on all sections. I dont care how closely I squeeked by---I PASSED!!!!!
everyone at work found out pretty fast because they all heard me gasp with surprise LOL
WHEEEEEEEEE! go me! I feel like i have won a race !
hi Katie and Brad
Monday, March 30, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
sooooo OK this is what we came up with--- Maggie makes this weird snarl-y sound when she is held up under her arms... it is like..... luuung--lunnng-arrrh-snargggg...it is so funny. She gets so mad and we just cant stop laughing!
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
today's POTD is just a shot of how spring is really flying around here.... Amazing to see the little bitty leaves that look just like the large leaves popping out of the tree branch
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
...............and it is 4 days and 9 hours (approximately) since I took the CPC exam----and still waiting. OK so yeah...I know they said 10 days at the very least but geeesh you would think they could rush it up a little bit!---I'm still pretty sure I didn't pass but I would like to know so I can sign up for it again
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
went to the ortho for a followup on the hand surgery and we are both disappointed in the progress of my L hand... go back in 5 weeks, meantime a new brace to grace that hand, a order to leave off the weights at water aerobics and vitamin E ointment/lotion/oil
Monday, March 23, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Tonight Mr S and I met Lois at CB in LC for dinner---late because they were generous enough to wait for me until after i went to the Y. On the way there going down Hwy 70 he saw this house and just had to stop and take a picture. The last pic is the POTD---empty house, lonely road and three big vultures waiting for something to come along---isnt that creepy?? (please click on the photo for a larger view....MR S says in the POTD the two vultures are having a conversation about his health and if he would be a tasty dinner)
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
The waitress made a mistake and put the appetizer Brad and Katie ordered on Charlie and Lillian's order and she made a big deal out of it. We tried to give Charlie the money for it but she just kept on and on. I just don't understand what the deal is with her. Even Charlie was embarrassed at the way she was behaving.
We did have a good time with Katie and Brad and Mark and Lois though
On the way home i took this picture of what is the disaster site in Roane County--- The TVA Kingston Fossil Fuel Plant
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
and this is my favorite (for now anyway) of the types of flowers now in bloom
Thursday, March 12, 2009
one of my favorite flowers is the sweet little pansy. i love the large flowery ones, the tiny viola and the sweet tiny johnny-jump-up. The little things always look so happy with their smiling little flowery faces. They are also known in folk medicine as Heartsease....used for things like whooping cough and arthritis
my work complex gardeners always (well for the last 10 years anyway) plant the flower beds with pansy's in the late fall. They sorta sit there waiting until sometime after Christmas and suddenly the flowers are all open and beautiful. This week is the week they are gorgeous! I have enjoyed seeing them as i come and go. The sad thing is that as soon as it gets a little warmer, about in early April, when they are looking extra beautiful the same gardeners will come along and yank them out.
It never fails to amaze me that they just yank them from the ground and toss them in a truck and they disappear--usually within an hour or so of the arrival of the grounds crew. We are talking at least several thousand plants in the entire complex. my heart breaks to see them so mistreated and man-handled (even though some of the workers are female)and tossed to the side..... only to be replaced by some sad looking wax begonias who struggle mightily to survive the long hot humid summer.
then in September---just when the begonias are beginning to look like they may live--- the process begins again and the begonias go the way of of the pansy's that proceeded them
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Handee Burger is a little burger place in Kingston. I can see by the sign that they now sell all kinds of other things---but my memory is tied to the little Handee Burger. They are/were the same size and shape as a Krystal burger and taste pretty much the same.
I swear that when Katie was little Handee Burgers are the only thing that kept her alive. When she wouldn't eat anything else--and she was a picky eater she would eat a Handee Burger. We didn't have a Krystal anywhere near here at the time---nearest was probably about 30 miles away.
At the time we could get 3 Handee Burger's for $1 and sometimes that is all I had. She would get a little burger or two as a treat when she got out of school sometimes, or when she was getting ready to go to piano or something.
Anyway-- Handee Burger's have played a big part in our lives for one thing or another.... and they were yummy as a bonus.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Decided to wait until after Katie is here this weekend to start painting the bedroom because the shelves and stuff will have to go in her room while we paint. (CAN we say we are excited she will be here for a visit???) then the floor in the kitchen and of course the backyard as we go along....sigh. we will eventually get done. and then start on the new windows and doors and fence...and....
Monday, March 9, 2009
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Saturday, March 7, 2009
we went to the Good Ol' Days for dinner tonight. Talked to the owner and told her how much we love the fries LOL and how they appear on my blog frequently. took some more pictures of the inside of the back wall where we usually sit--so that is the POTD
here is the resturant info if anyone is interested:
Monday,Tuesday,Thursday,Friday, Saturday 11am-9pm
2807 Roane State Hwy. Harriman, TN 37748
some of our faves:
Patsy's Patty Melt
The Boogie Oogie-oogie Cheeseburger
Mayberry Mushroom Swiss Burger
Brando's Philly Cheese Steak
Sargent Pepper's Shrimp Basket
Rock the Boat Seafood Basket
Friday, March 6, 2009
Today's POTD is on of my favorite LO's ever. I made this in 2002 for my boss for her birthday-- Actually made her an entire album with all of the employees on a separate page. The theme was "while the cat's away..." We did it while she was on vacation.she is represented by the big cat (and she loves cats) and her staff members are the mice. We took pictures of all kinds of "staged" events happening in our cubes--- we had a pedicure going on, a lady in pj's, i was reading a pile of books, one was asleep, someone was shredding faxes instead of working on them...etc We had a ton of fun. then we did the scrapbook for her.... lots of fun
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
the POTD is of my new shoes. I got them for Christmas from my DH. the thought is that they are supposed to help with the back pain when i walk.... they are pretty cool looking and i like them a lot
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
today's POTD is from the way to work---but it didn't come out too good so i may have to use one out of the paper. I took a picture of the police cars that sit at the entrance of the TVA steam plant when the worker's are going in to work and when they are coming out as well
our little Sadiey is sick. i don't know what is wrong with her. I'm afraid we may be at the end of our time with her. She hasn't eaten in a couple of days and only drinks a little..Mark needs to take her to the vet but he is not ready to let her go yet
Monday, March 2, 2009
today was the first day of the water aerobics class we have joined... it was a blast. The three of us laughed our fool heads off.
to top it off I put a padlock on my locker and then the key didn't work---so the girl at the desk had to come with bolt cutters and cut them off---sigh--- only to me would something like that happen to. And i had been paranoid about something like that happening and worried about it---- yep then it happened