There was a wedding at work yesterday. Next to our office is one of the kitchens … oh. my. word. The food smelled wonderful! By the time I got home, I was starving!! They did offer to feed the staff, as there was plenty, but I didn’t feel right, crashing the reception, even though the food smelled so so good!!
Hubby survived the week with the grandbabies. I had no doubt he would. He took care of the 3 grandchildren while their mom and dad were at work. Ages are 8 soon to be 9, 4 soon to be 5 and 4 mos (I think) … I probably have all these ages wrong as time has flown by and I get the ages confused with the other grandchildren. He said taking care of the baby was the easiest of all three! I should have asked him for a baby when he came home … LOL … unfortunately, babies, like puppies, grow up!
We are trying to cut back on our carbs again … but so hard to do when meat is expensive. HAH, I say this as I eat a bowl of Corn Pops … but breakfast doesn’t count. You need the carbs to get the brain and body going in the morning. Plus breakfast is burned up faster than dinner. But, we are back on it, as I need to lose my weight … again … in hopes that it will release the pressure on my sciatic nerve, back, hips, thighs, knees, calves, ankles … HAH
I need to have a blood test to find out if I am missing something in my system that is causing my severe leg cramps. The doc and I are hoping that it is just a supplement that I can add to my daily routine. The absolute worse case scenario would be a muscle disease, but I’m not even going to go there. It is on the very back of my mind … but … I’m trying to keep it there and not bring it to the front and get all freaked.
We finally received our insurance cards on Thursday, 7/14/11. Our insurance was effective 7/1/11 … words cannot explain the frustration … as we had to wait to get meds refilled as well as waiting to get my blood drawn. The one great thing about our new insurance (actually it’s hubby’s from his retirement) is that our blood test strips that are usually $35 per refill is now $7.00. I am so thankful for that as when we would run out of strips, we had to wait until we had an extra $35 to purchase them. The doc wasn’t happy about that. We went months without daily blood sugar readings, for our follow up visits. Now … hmmm …. we don’t have an excuse! LOL
So instead of getting a baby, we are getting a teenager. Well, a teenager for a month that is. Our 16 or 17 (hah, I can’t remember) year old niece will be here on Tuesday and is staying until August 12th. Long story short, we almost adopted her when she was a baby. But things didn’t work out as planned, which was probably a good thing, as we almost divorced since the time we were to adopt her. So having her visit, is exciting. The house is a disaster again, but we’ll have her room and bathroom ready by Tuesday.
Well, I guess I should go as I’m gonna visit my bestest friend for a couple of hours. Have a great weekend!!
I know I’m a day early, but it’s all part of the weekend, right? Mine is quiet. Just dog and me. Hubby’s in Utah until next Saturday, spending time with the kids and grandkids. Only day two and I miss him already! Actually I was missing him last night as the dog and I sat on the couch watching the tele.
It usuallly takes a day or two for me to return to my routine. I have to get over realizing I’m alone in this house … you know, noises that I take for granted when he’s here; worrying about leaving the bedroom window open while I’m alone, stuff like that. So last night dog and I dozed on and off all night with the tele on. LOL … I finally turned the TV off around midnight. Unfortunately, I had to shut the window, because smoke from a fire was coming through. I’m not sure what was on fire or if it was someone with a patio fireplace … because there’s no sign of a fire this morning.
This morning when I let muttly out, the sky was a beautiful blue color, almost a royal blue color … it always amazes me when I see our sky like that. Usually at the lake the sky is this color, but to see this color in the valley, it’s pretty cool! Unfortunately, it’s a heat wave here. So, I’m trying to keep cool with fans and being scantily dressed … LOL … one has to do what one has to do! Good thing it’s just me and the dog!
I had such great plans for this weekend and here I sit. I did get the front yard, where it slopes, watered. Other than that, not much else. Dog and I will be eating chili rice for lunch. LOL … left overs from dinner.
I hope you all have a Safe and Happy 4th of July! Catch ya later!
I know, I’ve been back since Tuesday night and it is now Friday … what the heck?? Well, Wednesday I had to work and Thursday I recouped from the trip. I was beat!
My trip didn’t start out that great as I sat in the plane at the gate a little over an hour and a half. Reason? They were trying to determine if the plane was going to fly, as the engine wouldn’t stay fired up. Um, hello!!! Last I looked, an engine is a major component in making a plane fly … one passenger got off. Which got me thinking … you know when you hear stories about plane crashes or some other disaster, there is always that one person that gets off or doesn’t make the plane/train/boat and gives the interview about why? Yeah, I was sitting there wondering! Wondering if I’d make it to Dallas. Wondering if I’d make the connection. Wondering WTH am I doing still on this plane.
Then to reassure me even more, the pilot gets on the intercom and says, I’m just waiting to get the paperwork, I think I can still fly this plane to Dallas. HAH, okay, keyword… “Think” … I was doing alot of praying during that time on the ground! Plus my bestest friend was also praying me through … YAY!!
Let’s just say the ride down the runway was pretty slow and the noise just wasn’t as loud as all the other plane rides I took on this trip. I was just a tad bit freaked when they annouced that this plane was going to continue to Norfolk, however, everyone had to get off the plane, as they were going to depart from another gate … HAH … so … does that mean the plane barely made it there??? Thank you God for answering prayers!
Friday I had lunch with Bruce H at Lazlo’s. Then we had ice cream at Ivana Cone! As I told Bruce, you could tell this ice cream was a guilty pleasure as neither of us said anything, until our ice cream was gone! It was so much fun to finally meet Bruce face to face! He’s a super nice guy and from reading his blog, it was like I’ve known him forever! I cannot wait to hear about his trip to Spain when he returns! Countdown … getting real close now … have a great trip, Bruce!
Friday early evening, I went to Mazatlans to meet with some of the gals I worked with. It was fun catching up. When I left the restaurant, I met up with my son and his family at the park by his house. It was the first time to see the grandbabies, since I arrived. They played, ran, swung and ate pizza. Little guy was a bit disappointed that grandpa didn’t make the trip. I had to explain that he had to stay home and watch Freddie, the dog. Since he remembered Freddie, he was okay with that.
Saturday was action packed as Jo had communion rehearsals and we went to Pioneer Park. When we moved away from Lincoln they were working on making this park super nice. I have to tell you, it is! And we didn’t get to see all of it. So much to do and not enough time! After the park we went to Jo’s soccer game. Her team won 5 to 2 …. pretty impressive that team of girls! Yeah, grandma was a yellin’ !! I’d catch myself moving my legs like I’m kicking or stopping the ball. That night they had a last minute BBQ. Food was great and the guests were fun!
Sunday morning, bright and early, was the Lincoln National Guard Marathon. Since the participants ran in front of my son’s residence, we all got up and sat on the front steps and cheered them on. Of course, all the while we were eating donuts! There was one runner that had “H” “I” on his gloves. So when he ran by, he opened his hands to show us. LOL … we laughed! There were a few people my son knew that were running. He saw one of them and cheered away! There was a boy down the street with his snare drum pounding out a beat for the runners. Later he had a cymble and his snare drum! It may have been early, but definately worth it!!
After the cheering, Ashley had to get to work and my son took his children to their mom’s house. We all had to get ready for the big event – First Holy Communion for Mz. Jo. Since we had time to kill, we went to Yia Yia’s for lunch. No, we didn’t have beer, but we definately had a slice of pizza!! Then off to church.
Jo was so pretty in her all white dress and veil. Yes, Grandma cried! I got to meet Ashley’s mom and step-dad as well as see my grandbabies other grandparents. It was great to see them. That evening we went to dinner with Ashley’s parents at the Blue Orchid. This restaurant is hard to find as they are at the back of a huge building. I’m not sure they advertise much, as the food is so good, it’s become popular through word of mouth. I hadn’t had Thai food since I was in Bangkok. What I had was delicious!! Dang, now I have to check out recipes to make at home!
Monday I did laundry during the day. Made soup for dinner. Then went to listen to Jo’s violin lesson. Ash’s lesson is right before Jo’s so we got there in time to hear the last part of hers. How exciting. I’ve always wanted to learn to play violin, however, after hearing the instruction and how to hold the bow and making sure you teeter the bow as you go across the strings … yeah, I think I’ll stick with the piano and guitar, which I play both lousy! Although I do have another secret desire to play a cello. Yeah, I know, let’s add to my collection of piano, 2 guitars, a flute and a clarinet. I used to play piano and clarinet well … hah … not anymore. Way too many years since I’ve touched either! And it is NOT true that it’s like riding a bike and you’ll remember! Number 1, I haven’t been on a bike in a long time, that I’m thinking of getting a three wheeler just to keep my rear on the bike! Number 2, I can’t get my right and left brain to work together and read the music to let my fingers know where they are supposed to be! I am kicking myself for not continuing … at least with the piano!! HAH, I can see my mom now, looking down saying, “I told you so!”
Tuesday was a long day. Thankfully all my flights were on time. While I was in Dallas, I had lunch at TGIF and then went to stand at the wrong gate. I’m glad I checked the monitors!! When I got to the correct gate, I saw someone who looked like Bradley Whitford. When I got on the plane he was in first class …. so I’m thinking it just might have been him. I loved watching him, Amanda Peet and Matthew Perry on Studio 60.
The highlight of all my flights, was the last leg from LA to Reno. My son knows I like the aisle seats so it’s easier for me to get up to use the bathroom. On the last leg the plane had only 3 seats per row. So, seat C which is normally an aisle, turned out to be a window. I’m so glad that it was! The second best thing to being ON the beach and ocean, is FLYING OVER the beach and ocean. We took off over the beach/ocean and turned back for a second look. The plane was small enough that we didn’t fly 33,000 feet off the ground, so I could see so much from sand, ocean, mountains, valleys, desert, mountains and snow covered mountains. I don’t think I had my nose away from the window that whole flight. Great views!
So that was my trip! Unfortunately, the last one for awhile. Thanks to my son for flying me out and back and all the fun stuff we did in between!
Well, that is, in a round about way. Old man winter is still hanging on as he’s not quite ready to give up the weather to Spring. There were a few days last week that were beautiful. This weekend was cooler, but then the beginning part of next week will be sunny. Only to have another possible snow storm at the end of the week. That’s fine with me as I’ll be in Las Vegas at the end of the week.
My son and his children will be there and my sis wants us to come down. So, Wednesday night, after I get off from work, we will make the drive south. I haven’t decided if we will return on Sunday or Monday … HAH … or even at all, but we’ll see.
I went to an interview last week. It’s a job I would really like, but it has its downfalls. I’m in the middle of checking out things to cover the downfalls. I’ve also applied for another position with the county. I guess I’ll just keep applying and see what happens. It’s not in my hands anyway … so I might as well sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!
As I write, I hear the birds singing. They are probably glad that spring is here also. The robins are out again. I’m not sure if they stayed and hid or flew south for a few more days.
Well, I probably should get going. We’re going to a BBQ and I have no idea what to bring. It will be a potato something, as I only have potatoes in this house. LOL
Y’all have a great Sunday and week!!
I’m crazy! HAHAHAHAHA
I can’t believe I’m going to ask you this … where do you brush your teeth?
I know, crazy right?? Why, Dobegil, would you ask such a question. I’m so glad you asked … LOL
On days that I work, I do the normal thing and brush my teeth in the bathroom as I’m always LATE. Something we’ve established with the clock setting in a previous post.
How-some-ever … when I don’t work, I will load up the brush with toothpaste and sit in front of the computer or on the couch. Why? I’m not sure, but I can brush at my leisure and let the toothpaste foam do it’s thing. Usually I run to the bathroom to rinse my mouth.
This morning, let’s just say I found a new way to clean my keyboard. LOL, yeah, I kinda coughed with a mouth full of foaming toothpaste. Hence the title of my blog!!! And you were wondering about the title … HAH … no? Oh yeah, those of you that have been reading for quite some time, know I’m just a little unhinged at times.
I spent most of yesterday taking water in and immediately eliminating water out. But, I do have to admit, I didn’t have leg cramps last night. YAY!! So I guess I have to continue with this water (yuck) drinking in order to have restful sleep.
It’s Monday, how in the heck did that happen? I guess it comes from sitting on my butt for two days. Well, that is after I’d been on the treadmill. I guess it’s my distorted way of feeling it’s okay to sit all day as I’ve done 30 minutes on the treadmill. I mean, on the days I work, I’m in my chair at the desk sitting for 8 hours. If sitting was a marathon … I know I’d win … well, maybe! HAHA
I heard there was a real avalanche on Highway 50. I went to the traffic cam on Hwy 50 at Meyers and saw a long line of cars. From what I understand they were sitting there for several hours as this was the only road open from Sacramento to Northern NV. I-80 was closed due to the snow storm. They closed I-80 from Applegate to the NV State line. Hwy 88 was closed for avalance control. Driving was insane for this past weekend. Probably a good thing I stayed home.
My yard is covered in snow again. The birds are wondering, what the heck!? The robins were here last weekend wondering WTH, but I don’t see them this weekend. I can just imagine the conversations they had with each other about whose bright idea it was to go north so soon. I’m sure they blamed the ground hog!! I know I do!!
Is it possible to indicate hair color on the driver’s license as brindled instead of dark brown? Hmm, I may have to try that when I renew my license next year. Oh yes, it’s a scattered thought day … more so than any other day.
We, actually hubby, would ask the kids when they were younger, if there’s a fly in the car and you slam on the brakes, shouldn’t the fly smash into the windshield? Another one of his favorite questions to ask them is, Where does the hour go when you turn your clocks ahead? It was quite humorous as you could actually see their brains thinking it through. Then they’d give up with an exasperated look and walk away. No, I really don’t want to know the explanation for either … it just makes for great entertainment when the kids get to the age when they know EVERYTHING!!
Well, it’s getting late and I need to finish my homework for tonights class. Y’all have a great Monday and I hope I gave you a chuckle, or eye roll, or … HAH, head slap … peace out!
She was born Saturday, March 12th at 6:45 PM Mountain Time.
Those of you that comment or read my wacky thoughts are a big part of my virtual world and I wish you all a wonderful day today!
I know I’ve been scarce on my postings. Not a whole lotta stuff going on from this side of the computer. So, let’s see what comes out of these fingers today.
Last week I had to work all week. Our salesman’s father had fallen and was having major health issues. So our salesman flew to Texas to help and take care of what needed to be done. He was away all last week, so I was to help in the office. I know how tough this was for the salesman, as they’ve told him that his father now has alzheimers. He’s had to move his dad into a nursing home as he no longer can care for himself. Recently our salesman lost his mom. His dad and mom were married over 60 years. It’s wierd how when a couple have been together that long and one dies, the surviving spouse usually goes within a year. I wonder why that is.
Our oldest daughter will be giving birth to our new grand-daughter in March. That is so exciting! We can’t wait to see pictures!!
Our middle daughter will be running a marathon in Las Vegas, also in March. That is so exciting also. Since hubby has to take a class in Vegas that same weekend, I may check out the route and see if I can go stand there and cheer her on.
Our son is driving to Vegas in April, for his half sister’s wedding and bringing the grandbabies. We are going to try and drive down so hubby can see the grandbabies. He hasn’t seen them in a couple of years.
Somewhere before all this I need to get the front brakes replaced. HAH, all it takes is money. I sure wish this money tree in the backyard would start growing!!
Something we’ve had to come to grips with is that if we cannot afford to go somewhere, then we can’t go. We end up missing alot of what our children and our grandchildren are going through, but we see them with the pictures that are posted. People think we don’t care or that we care only for one more than the other, which is just a bunch of horse crap!! We are parents and grandparents and we care for each and everyone one of our children/grandchildren. We don’t live close to any of the kids, so trying to attend a special event is a major event for us. So to those that think poorly of us for not being there for our children and grandchildren, I feel sorry for you. Until you’ve walked in our situation and circumstances, you have no right to judge. Besides, judging isn’t your job … It’s God’s!
Alrighty then … where did all this come from?!?! I guess it’s been building inside me for the past few days from a comment left by an extended family member. I read it and it sounded like a dig. The more I thought about it, the more it festered that how dare this person make a remark like that when they have no idea what we are going through. So I guess I had to get it all out here. Sorry guys, but thanks for reading through my rant as I feel so much better now. And hey, it’s MY BLOG and if I want to rant and rave … I can … HAH!
LOL - welcome to a Tim Burton’s version of Valentine’s Day!!
I guess I’ll go root around in the fridge and see what there is to eat. I may have to dig up some coins for chocolate! Chocolate, the all over feel good remedy!
I logged onto my homepage and one of the headlines on MSN is “Low Risk Places to Buy Homes this Year.” The one picture I recognized right off the bat. It was Omaha, Nebraska. When we lived in Nebraska, we would go to Omaha to shop, go to the airport, the zoo, or wander around downtown among their cool little eclectic shops on cobblestone roads or alleys. So when I saw this picture, it was a one I had seen through my eyes many times. Who knew I’d recognize Omaha. I mean ,really … Las Vegas, Reno, San Francisco, but Omaha? I never thought I would.
I loved going to Omaha. The zoo was one of my favorite places. We, a rare occassion when hubby was with us, went to the zoo on day we had all three kids. We walked and wandered all over. By the time we were done, we went to Tony Roma’s for ribs. Before the waiter could put the bread on the table, we all had one in our hand and he slowly took the empty basket away from us and said, “Okay, I’ll bring you more bread.” LOL … We had NO idea we were that hungry. As a matter of fact, I think everyone ate pretty much what was ordered. HAH, too funny! Of course, I love ribs, so my plate would have been cleaned regardless!
There was this huge old gorilla at the back of the cage watching TV. LOL, now that was my kind of gorilla! He didn’t want anything to do with us gawkers at the front. He left the entertaining for the moms and the smaller ones. As long as he had his back to us, while watching the tele, he didn’t seem to care what was going on elsewhere. Reminded me of “Harry and the Hendersons” when Harry was watching the tele. Or, a typical dad who tuned out the family with this box of talking and moving people on it!
When I was in grade school, mom wasn’t working. Dad would come home from his morning job as a gardener to find mom watching soap operas. He would get so mad at her for wasting time with these dramas. By the time I was in junior high, mom was working at a small motel downtown as the maid. After dad was done with his morning job, he’d come home. With no one home, he’d eat lunch with the family on the soap opera. He got to know them quite well. One evening my sister came over while dad was telling mom all about what went on in that day’s show. My sister was aghast, “Who are you talking about, that’s a terrible thing for a person to go through!” LOL … Dad was busted, he had to fess up to my sister that he watches the soap operas before he took his nap to rest for his chef job at the hotel. HAH, my sister couldn’t believe he was watching soap operas after all the fuss he made over mom watching them. I guess the drama on the daily soaps were more traumatizing than the dramas he had to live with daily with his children of four girls and a boy. It made him feel like we were a little more normal. HAH, if he only knew!
We’ve had a super time the past couple of nights! One of the best Christmas’ we’ve had in awhile. Thursday we went to service, then for pizza with family/friendsfamily … LOL, family, that’s what they’ve become to me! Then last night a buffet with my new family, friends and new friends! After, we went to an open house. Thanks A & J for inviting us, we had a great time and it definately lifted my spirits!!!
So, are the presents opened and the wrapping all over the floor? When our kids were home, they’d wake us early by standing outside our bedroom door, urging each other to wake us up. It was pretty funny to hear them whisper loudly, “You wake them up.” “No, you wake them up.” Then they would look at our oldest daughter (on the Christmas mornings we had her) and say, “You wake them up, they won’t get mad at you!” LOL … little did they know we were chuckling away listening to them!
They were allowed to get their stockings down and play with whatever was in their stockings and presents from Santa, but they had to wait for us to open the rest. Once we were all together, the presents were opened and they sat among the ripped paper and toys, playing. My job was to make Christmas Breakfast.
After all was done, we usually fell asleep among all the paper and toys. The cats used to roam through the paper to check everything out. I always loved having the day after Christmas off. That was when I’d clean up the disaster in the front room. But for the the whole day of Christmas it was chaos and I loved it!
I hope you all have a bit of chaos in your Christmas! Have a wonderful day!