Monday, November 19, 2012

I'll never get done....

with all I have to do before Thanksgiving.  Even with the guys gone I haven't had much success.  Why you ask?  Well I have been fighting a nasty cold, which is why I haven't been out here.  Between the sneezing, coughing, sore throat, earaches and just plain tiredness I haven't accomplished much other than keeping up with the dog.  Yesterday was a bit of a break through.  Laid down on the couch to watch the Packer game with Oreo and saw the start and the end.  Finally a couple of really good sleeping hours and a fairly good nights sleep.  It really helped.  Today the throat is fine, ears feel great and hardly any cough or sneezing.  Already have the turkey out thawing, refrigerator cleaned, and one load of laundry done.  Have a little shopping yet to get a few things and more dog food.  Then I think I'll ease up.  Don't need to overdo and cause it all to come back.  What gets done, gets done.

From what I heard I was probably glad I didn't get to watch the game.  That's okay, as long as they won in the end. 

Oreo and I are doing okay here on our own.  He's training me pretty well and we've kept the 'accidents' down to just one on the first day the guys were gone.  

Time to sit back with a cup of coffee and read the magazine that came yesterday. 
You all have a good day.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Happy Birthday Darla!

Happy Birthday to our daughter Darla!  Our first born and a wonderful and caring girl she is.  I think it's amazing she is only 29, lol.  It seems all my kids are 29.   It must be some kind of phenom with them all having different birthdays, LOL.  

I'm tired.  Two retirements in two days is hard on this old lady.  I must say they were fun and it was nice seeing some people you don't see very often.  One was for one of Jack's co-workers before he retired and the other for a fireman he worked with for 34 years.  I had always thought Tim would wait long enough to match Jack's 35 years but he said no.  It was enough.

The guys leave for deer hunting this week and I will wish them luck in there quest, but also enjoy the me time.  It will be just Oreo and me, and no weekend plans.  Just play, clean (easy on that), maybe a project or two, reading and rest up for the Thanksgiving feast.  All the kids will be here this year and am really looking forward to it.    We alternate each year so each can be with their family.  It works out so nice.

On the health note.  The people are improving step by step.  It's the rehab is the toughest for them to handle, but they're troopers.

Have a good day!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Better news!

Thing are looking up.  The neighbor with the heart attack is improving steadily.  His heart is up to 40% working and that is so good to hear.  He is the strong minded  type and thinks he can go home.  There is going to be a battle as he continues to improve.  He may have to go to rehab, and that's not going to go over to well but we're sure his family can handle it.

On Jack's mother, they feel she will be okay.  Her eye is opening and she can move her arm and leg.  She will need therapy and they have already started it.  The say she is quite strong for her age and that is in her favor.  She's a fiesty little lady and we're quite sure she will lick this.  They are allowing us to have her birthday party at the hospital right on her birthday.  They have a common room we can use, so even though she will celebrate her 90th in the hospital, she will have family there.

What is it about an empty box.  Jack had to get a new tool box base and look at who had fun with the box.

I would have thought by 12 you would outgrow the "fun in the box".

Everyone have a wonderful weekend. 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Glad that's over!

I know we have all been looking forward to the end of that.  I was hoping when I awoke Wed. and whoever had won, that both sides would stop with the snide and nasty remarks that made this such a headache for all.  How disappointed it was to see that didn't happen.  Those that wre disappointed and those that won were still sniping at each other and putting down the candidates.  Grow up people.  It's over.  The things I read just made me sick.  Time to grow up and do what ever you can to make this work instead of continuing the animosity for each others beliefs. 

Little turmoil here lately.  A good friend had a heart attack and is in serious care in Madison.  His heart is only working at 10% and he is in an induced coma to control the brain seizures.  They hope to bring him around a bit today. 

As if that wasn't enough.  Jack's mother had a stroke yesterday morning and is in the hospital. Her blood pressure was way high but the Cat scan and other blood work was all good.  She is to have an MRI.  The meds they want to give her for the stroke are out of the question because of the cumodon (sp) she is on. She will be 90 on the 15th and a party was planned for Saturday.  She was worried about having to spend her birthday in the hospital, but that is much better than not being able to spend it all. 

The puppy is doing fine.  He has figured out there is a treat for 'good boys' but still has a setback now and then.  He is just 3 months old after all.   He does better each day.

Well it looks like DWTS may without Derek for the rest of the year.   This was to be his last year anyway, too bad he couldn't go out in style.  

How that for a hodgepodge of topics.

Well must go see what I missed in your lives.  Have some catching up to do.

You all have a good day.