Saturday, May 31, 2008

I don't know.....

I learned I won't be teaching the 5-6 year olds in Primary, but will be teaching the 4-5 year olds! Now, I'll have 6 in my class instead of 4. It'll be another "1st" tomorrow in teaching the young kids. I'll have name tags again. I know about3-4 of the kids names and will learn the others tomorrow. I already know that one little girl isn't used to coming to church and doesn't know how to sit still very long. I might not want to sit still very long either! I hate 1st times. I want to know what's going to be going on before it happens.

Slow day today. I made one card and cut four packs of new paper into card size and then folded three of the packs into cards. That took about an hour and I going to go get the mail now. Dad's been doing his pills and hooping and hollowering with the birds. No wonder people in our family go crazy! I'm putting my name back on the list to go to the "home" any day now.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Studying For Sunday

I had a Dr. appointment in H'ville so Trudy met me at the Drs. office and picked Forrest up. We had such a good time with him here.

Last Sunday was the first time I taught my Primary Class. I have the 5-6 year olds. It was an eye opener! Children are very different than they were years ago. They are more lively than I ever remember. I think I was in shock during and after my class! One little boy is hyper X's three. I had the lesson well prepared and didn't use my book but I still ran out of time. Trudy brought me over some Friend magazines and I will be prepared to read them stories after my lesson is over. I have a review game to play Sun. and some activity games for them and I will review the lesson from last week. Hopefully, that will take some of the time up. I have the 4 children for 50 minutes. We might walk around the church building again this week if I have too much time left over. I have never taught such young children before. I can love them and always be there to teach them, but only the Spirit can teach these little ones. I'll spend most of tomorrow and Sat. learning my lesson and tying up loose ends. I hope it gets easier as I go along, 'cause it's a bit nerve wracking now!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Alright, Second Night!

Tonight is the second night Forrest has been with us! What fun just having him around. He said he's had fun time-a diplomat at such a young age! Maybe we're not too bad for a couple of old folks.

I went Visiting Teaching today. It was cloudy and I felt like the day. It was good to see everyone. We have 5 sisters and Pauline said we have a large route. Everyone is active and I enjoy visiting all.

Forrest helped Grampie vacuum and mop the floors (for money). He would have done it for free, but we don't want him to think we just wait for him to come over to be our slave...He,he!

The Primary president and her 1st counselor paid me a visit today since I am a new teacher in Primary. I have the 5-6 year olds. I have never taught in a classroom situation before. All my years in Primary were as the music director or pianist. This is a new job for me and the first Sun. was an eye-opener! I always preferred older children but I do love the little ones and maybe that's one of the reasons I'm there. I have one little boy that is hyper, hyper, hyper!!! But the good thing is that I only have 4 kids in the class. I wonder what I am to learn being the teacher?

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Forrest and Sadie Day

Today Trudy and a luncheon to go to and the kids got to come over here. We went to Wal-Mart to get some groceries because young folk don't eat like old folk! I got Sadie a toy she likes and Forrest just wanted some candy. It was raining all the while we were in the store. In fact it rained all day. We got over 4" of rain. Perhaps we won't have a dry season again this summer. After Trudy came back she spent a little while here then she and Sadie left and Forrest is spending the night with us. He's a lot of fun and we love having him. He loves the computer and he and Grampie have been playing computer games and I know he loves to beat Grampie! Kids are so fast with their reflexes and minds and we are so slow!

Went to the cancer meeting tonight. There was a lady that had had reconstruction and talked about it. There were 5 other ladies there and I hope we allowed her enough time to talk about her problems.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day

We had a very quiet day. I guess I was tired from Sun. because I went back to bed and slept until 12:15 PM. I felt good and was glad. Dad is having a series of bad days even on the "good" days.

The Wellness Ctr. was closed today. Tomorrow I need to go and do some exercise on the machines. About 5 minutes on any machine should do me in! Just remembered Trudy and the kids will be over tomorrow so the machines will have to wait for my un-used body!

Trudy is bringing Forrest over tomorrow. He wanted to spend the night with us. It'll be fun to have him. Hopefully, Grampie will feel well enough to play any games Forrest might want to play on the X Box. Maybe Forrest will bring some of his games over with him

Sunday, May 25, 2008

I'm Too Tired To Do This Tonight

I tried to get another picture up but I must have been too tired to to it . Trudy and George and Forrest and Sadie came over for a belated mother's day dinner. It was good to see them. Forrest is taller than everyone except his dad and Sadie is developing into a beautiful young teen. I really too tired to finish this tonight so I'll go to bed now l Hasta Manyana(can't even spell that so good night!

Tried Again.


Saturday, May 24, 2008


This Iris is gone but the picture is still here! It was I who made the mistake last night in trying to get a picture on the blog. I realized it today and followed the instructions and got a picture.

Had a nice card making party today. We made 4 cards. I sort of wimped out on the last card. I have to stand because the table is so high. If I sit, I can't judge whether I'm gluing the parts of the card on straight or not. After standing for 1 1/2 hrs. and not having a snack (I'll bring one next time...) I was not able to finish all the different steps of the card. I used one of the cut outs Mary had already done and was able to finish the card that way. I got home about 12:30 PM.

I broke one of my personal rules today. I drank a Pepsi in order to try and get a mood lift. If nothing happens then I'll repent. It's hard to wait out a low mood. That's like the nurse saying,"breathe deeply, Mrs. Layton," when I was in extreme pain when I woke up while having a colonoscopy! I'd have liked to have shown the nurse how to "breathe deeply" with a 2x4!

Friday, May 23, 2008


I tried to add a picture to my blog but no go. I was following Trudy's directions, but some step was left out, on the computer's side, that is. Oh, well. Maybe another day.

I appreciate your concern about my health Mary Kate, but don't let it get you down. I felt better today, but I swear, this day had 48 hrs. in it! I washed 3 loads, folded and put it all away. Ran the dishwasher (whew! what a hard job...)I was going to town to Good Will to get a pair of old shorts so I could cut a hole in a pocket (to go with my Primary lesson) but there was a yard sale at the top on my road and I got a pair of shorts for a quarter and didn't have to go to town. Time just dragged by. I even asked dad if there were any old bills I could file ( you know I was desperate if I wanted to do that!). But my mind felt good, so I'm just complaining. I just don't have enough things to do with my time. If I was making cards, that would fill in but I haven't been in the mood to make cards. I'm afraid I'm loosing interest in doing it. Maybe not, just taking a long break from it.

Tomorrow I'm going to our Stampin' Up! card making class at the Blackburn community center. Mary Rager called and said it might just be her and Judy and me. That's okay. I like small classes. Maybe it'll make me want to make cards again.

Mary Kate, I took your quiz. It wasn't hard. Only three questions. I could remember them without writing them down! Did the one about the science research surprise you? Trudy, call me about this Sunday's meal.

Thursday, May 22, 2008


I called Dr. Sharp today because I was so miserable. He said I could go up to 10 mg on the Abilify. Unknown to myself, I had been taking 12 1/2 mg. already! I had some 2 mg tabs which I had divided and was taking 5 mg. When the new Rx came in, I just continued adding 2 1/2 tabs like before but the new tabs were 5 mg instead of the 2 mg! I've had no side effects so I guess it was alright. I see Dr. Sharp in a couple of weeks so I guess I'll just resign myself to whatever mood I have and try not to complain. The not complaining part is the hard part! Not really, I hate feeling at the end of my rope all the time.

I went to Wat-mart today and got a large tote bag to put all of my Primary stuff in. I bought some chalk and some crayons and some name tags. Mary Kate helped my learn how to print off color pages from With some more review of my lesson, I think I will be ready. I'm not going to use the lesson manual, just the note cards I have prepared. Karen thinks I have the young class and they will be lively and will need my constant eye and attention. I'm anxious and excited too. The name tags will help since I don't know who all is in my class. Hopefully, my brain has begun to come out of retirement and I will be up to the task!

I took the car by Big 10 to get a leak fixed and I was cold sitting in the waiting room. Turns out there wasn't a leak but the tires got rotated and balanced. It wasn't real hot out today but I did run the car air conditioning. This evening before dark, it was very pleasant outside. Too bad we don't enjoy the out of doors. I still don't know for sure whether to take a light jacket when I go out or not. It seems hot enough to go without, but then I have to sit in a place and freeze!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

No Title

Sometimes there's just no creativity in coming up with a title. I was tired this morning after the H'ville trip so I didn't exercise. Karen came over and we cut out some more of her figures and stories for her daughter's quiet book. She left at 3:00PM to be home for Stacey. Stacey graduated from tech school yesterday. She plans to go to Calhoun for 2 years and then transfer to Auburn to continue studying to be a vet. She had a lot of school to go to, about 8 years, I believe. Nothing much happening today.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Good Dr. Visit

We left the house at 12:00 PM to go to H'ville for dad's Dr. apt. We were 15 minutes early but didn't have to wait long. Then we went by the shoe store and dad ordered a pair of shoes. Then on the way home, he called the store and said that he needed to have his foot measured. He thought he needed a size 12, but his foot measures an 11 1/2. Maybe we'll drive back up next week so he can get his shoes sooner. We stopped to get gas (I like to keep a full tank and fill up when it's down to 1/2 a tank) and the sign said, $3.49 but the pump had $3.45 and that's what we paid!

We've enjoyed watching the outside birds gobble up the seed we put out. Then one day, I saw a squirrel sitting in the bird feeder doing his own gobbling! I now put no seed in that feeder but do sprinkle seeds on the ground. The squirrels don't mind eating off the floor. It's fun to see what pigs the little birds are. In this case, pigs do fly!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Nails Are Gone

I went to exercise class today. My body was saying "no!" the entire time but I was there and had to move, which was good. I could have this same class 4-5 times a week if I wanted to travel to the East Limestone annex. Maybe someday. It's making up my mind that's the hard thing.

After class, I went to Wal-mart to buy a few groceries. Then, I went to the nail place and had my acrylic nails taken off. It wasn't too painful, but he did take a big chunk of flesh out of my left thumb! He used a long nail to get up under the acrylic part and dragged it along until the acrylic popped off. I have ugly, weak little nubs now. I like it, though. I was tired of the up keep of the nails. Maybe someday I might get them again, maybe not!

Frank had fevers last night, so doesn't feel too well. We go to H'ville tomorrow for a Dr. appointment and we're going to stop by a special shoe store and see if dad can get some comfortable shoes. His arthritis has caused all the fat pads on the bottom of his feet to disappear and it's painful for him to walk or stand. He's ordered numerous pair of shoes from Mason's mail order shoe Co., but somethings always wrong with them and we have to send them back. You just about have to try on shoes to see if they fit before you buy.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Sunday Again!

I was called to be Primary Worker today at church. Was released as Relief Society pianist and will teach my first Primary lesson to 4-7 year olds next Sunday. CTR-Choose The Right. Sis. Cathy Bradley will be in the class as my helper. It seems like two of the children like to slide on the tables. I wonder if I'm too old for this kind of challenge. When Bishop Falconbury was giving me a blessing, I wanted to listen carefully but this little cherub of a little girl came up and put her head in my lap and started playing with my fingers! I opened my eyes and was so charmed by her presence, I didn't listen to the blessing! I gave her a kiss when I got up. Maybe that was a sign that I'm where I should be! I've always loved working in Primary, so I'm back again. Rel. Soc. was rather boring to me anyway. Now I get to teach little kids that rather be swinging from the rafters!! Actually, I would too, but I can't get up there.

Bill and Lynn White's address is: 461 Yellow Creek Rd, Louisville, MS 39339, if you want to send a card. Might tell them that you are cousins, otherwise they might not know who you are. Uncle Bubba called and said the funeral or the situation there went from worse to bad. Bill says he knows Grace is gone, but expects her to come running around the house calling, "daddy, daddy!" How can they ever get over this? If you send a card, be cool in what you say. In a couple of months, I'll send them a Together Forever video. They don't need anything else now.

Saturday, May 17, 2008


I feed the animals at 10:00 AM and at 2:00 PM I played the piano for an adult baptism. That's pretty much all I have done today. I wish I had the energy to do something in the yard. I guess it's energy I'm looking for. Today was prednisone day for dad, but now he's in the living room cleaning the bird cages and chirping with the birds, so he's feeling better. I put Gert back in his cage today. We were to wait until Mon. but I felt like he was ready today. I got him on my finger but grabbed him by his tail also so he wouldn't be able to fall. He was squawking and flapping his wings but it was just 2 seconds and he was on his perch. He left 4 tail feathers in my hand! It will probably be a day or two until he gets used to his cage again. The big container he was in is now downstairs in the basement.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Many Things To Do

I couldn't say "busy day" because I knew I already had that one. I was tired this morning so I went back to bed. Got up at 10:00 AM and had to get dressed to go to town to go to the bank and the pharmacy. After I got home, I had to feed dad and then go feed the animals and then I left to go to H'ville to meet Trudy and go on the base. We met George at the visitors center and got Trudy's friend, Cay, signed in so she could go on the base and then we went to the commissary. They were having a case sale of veggies, fruit, etc. The cases had $1.00=1.50 off coupons and the prices were pretty good, plus there was no tax charged on the groceries. It took quite a while and after we paid for that the girls wanted to go into the commissary to buy some more stuff. I was tired and hungry and didn't want to buy any more, so George and I sat on a bench and waited for Trudy and Cay. I couldn't go on home because they needed my card to buy the groceries. I bought some red grapes and I snacked on them and kept my energy from sagging too much. Finally, everyone was finished and I could go home. After the drive home, I had to unload the groceries. Whew! I had one busy day.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Blue Thursday

I should have said"grey" day. It's been overcast and raining on and off all day. I got dressed up to go V.T. and got to Sis. Laytham's house only to find that Pauline wasn't coming. Her mother-in-law is very ill and probably won't live. I visited with Jan and Ginger (my visiting teachers) and we are going to count it as a visit to me. I didn't feel like visiting the two other sisters, so I stopped by Radio Shack and got something for Frank to connect to his Ham radio. I guess I was still bothered by Grace's death plus it was such a bum day. I was going to lean on Pauline for strength but she wasn't there. I came home and took a nap. Getting up or waking up at 3:30 AM is the pits.

I put together one card that I had already cut out but didn't try to make any new ones.

Tomorrow Trudy is taking off school to go to Sadie's class day. Then we are going to meet somewhere and go to the base to shop at the commissary. Trudy can get in on my card, but I have to pay for everything. Should be an interesting trip.

Global Warming is a big lie! It's a political Scam! Don't believe it! God is in control of what happens to our planet and I don't think He's asked anyone in Washington for their opinion on what's going on. How prideful to think that man can have any control on what the temperature on earth is going to be. Every ten years or so, someone on the news says that there's been a population explosion and that we're running out of space for all the people and we will run out of food and water and etc. If I were going to make an earth for my children to live on, I'd be sure to make all the things they would need to live there. They wouldn't be running out of anything. Now, I'll dust off my soap box and put it away until next time...(I've been watching too much T.V.).

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Very Full Day!

We left home at 9:00 AM and went to the base to get my card up-dated. Frank's never expires because he was in the Navy. Mine is good for 4 yrs. We even got a decal. What it allows me to do, I don't know yet. Trudy wants to go to the commissary Friday. I'm so tired from today, I hate to think of going again! After the base, we went to the Pain Clinic and got dad's prescriptions and then to Dr. Phillips for a visit. We ate at Wendy's, or we ate Wendy's hamburgers in the car and then stopped be GiggaBites on the way home. Then we went by the pharmacy, and then down to the barn to feed Danny Boy and the two cats and finally home! It's taken several hours to relax.

This morning my sister-in-law , Ruth called to tell me my nephew's 5 yr. old daughter died. They were getting ready to drive to Louisville, MS to be with the family. They, my nephew's family, were in the emergency room when she passed away. They took an x-ray and found that her heart was enlarged. Lynn, the mother, has her parents who live near by and lots of other relatives. My nephew, Bill, has his dad, my brother, and sister-in-law, a brother, Jim, and his wife, and a sister Kate. I don't believe I'll be able to make it to the funeral. The funeral was to be Fri., but there's only one funeral home in town and they already had two funerals for Fri., so they are having it Sat. at 10:00 AM. Ruth said I wouldn't get to see my nephew much, with all the family there, and I decided not to go. Maybe I will see Bill and Lynn and Will when they come to see my brother. The two children were named, Will and Grace, and now Grace is gone. What a hole that will leave in that family.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Tired Day

I must have felt too good Monday for exercise class and over did it. I was tired all day today. We didn't go to the base today, it's tomorrow! I can't get the calendar thing straight. Maryleen is going somewhere and I'll be feeding the horse and cats for a week. I'll just feed them once a day so that won't be too bad.

I stamped nine Sassy Susie stamps, colored them and cut them out. Next, I'll find cards to match and decorations to match the Sassy Susie stamp. I don't feel the need to stamp and make cards like I did. It's good to know the materials are there when I want to do it. Trudy is having a Stampin' Up! party this Sat. I'll try to go. I like the water color pencils and blender pens I got. I can use the chalk pastels with the blender pens too. I love to go the parties. Maybe it's because I like to buy!!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Good Monday

I woke up at 4:00 AM but didn't get up until 5:00 AM. There's a good talk show on from 5:00 'til I don't know when. It has such a good spirit about it and then at 6:00 AM the local guy comes on and the nice spirit leaves. The local guy is okay but he's a bit negative, I think.

The exercise class was good. I took an afternoon nap to make up for getting up so early. I made some V.T. appointments for Thursday and need to call one more sister tomorrow and see if we can come visit her.

Tomorrow, dad and I will go to the base to get my or our government cards renewed and after that, he has a Dr. appointment with Dr. Phillips. It will be a long day for him but I know he must like to get out of the house sometimes even though he hurts more afterwards.

Sorry about all the mess in your house, Mary Kate. Poor Cricket. When dogs get old, sometimes they loose control of their faculties. The house should smell better since the rug is gone. Now, you have some hard work ahead of you, doing the painting and the floors. Dad and I have done our share of things like that. Trudy and George will be doing some work on their house soon. It's good to be young!

Recipe for self-rising flour when all you have is all purpose flour. Take 1 cup of all purpose flour and add 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon of table salt. Some recipes can use self-rising flour if you don't have all purpose flour, just don't add the salt and baking powder. The first time I ever made a loaf of homemade white bread, I used self-rising flour and then added the salt and baking powder! It was a beautiful loaf of bread, but it was too salty to eat!

Our Woods

Our woods used to be all grown up. You couldn't see into them like now. Our neighbors, Bobby and Brenda Adams cleared it out for us. Bobby has a tractor and the knowledge to use it and Brenda used the loppers to clean up the small stuff. The woods look great now. It's nice to have such good neighbors! I think I've got this posting pictures down pat now. Yeah!!!


What is this?!! It is certainly a cry for help! It really needs to be cleaned up, but I don't know if I'm brave enough to tackle it. I could drag all of the small stuff out on the lawn, sort it all, clean up the floor and put it all back in neatly and orderly......Nag-g-g-g-g-g! No, really. I could plan to do it before the weather got too hot. It really needs doing ( see how I'm trying to talk myself into doing it!). I don't know.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

No Blog Last Night

I was busy last night (Sat.) and when I sat down to blog at 10:00 PM a storm blew in and the thunder started to roll, so I shut the computer down. Trudy and Sadie had been over and I don't remember what else I was busy doing.

I went to the party at the Decker's house and had a good time. The weather was good and the mosquitoes didn't bother me. Bro. Decker grilled hamburgers and brats and every one brought a dish to share. I had cooked spaghetti and meat balls for Trudy and the gang, but they didn't eat it and the spaghetti didn't have enough sauce so I sent it home with Trudy. Anyway, spaghetti at a cook out would have been out of place. I took some cookies which were pretty sad next to the homemade desserts that were there! I've forgotten how to cook, unless its beans!

Tomorrow dad and I will go to H'ville to the Army base to get my pass renewed so I can shop at the commissary. I hope it will be a good trip for dad. I'll have my exercise class to go to at 9:15 Am and we'll probably go after lunch. Don't know though.

I had a good Mother's Day. Trudy got me a pretty necklace, Mary Kate sent me a funny e-card and Frankie just called me to wish me a happy Mother's Day. What more could a mother ask for but to hear from her children!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

My Mother's Day Pesent

Trudy and Sadie came over today and brought me this beautiful present for Mother's Day! It took a while to work on the computer to figure out how to uploaded the pictures to be able to post the picture on the blog. Trudy wrote the instructions down so hopefully I'll be able to duplicate them and be able to post more pictures.

A Mother's Day card from MK

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Aren't the pansies pretty? Well, they are artificial! Did I trick you? Ha-ha!
Aren't these flowers pretty? Yes, the are real dasies.
This is definitely a real Iris.

More Spring Flowers

Now these are real spring flowers! I need to dig them up and move them to a place where I can see them. They are in a place on the side of the house where they can't be seen by anyone but the neighbors!

Some Spring Flowers

How do you like my spring flowers? Do you recognize them? Yes, they are dandelions! The day I was taking pictures of the other flowers in the yard I saw them and they were so pretty I thought I would include them in the flower pictures I took.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Friday Again and Again

Already had a "Friday Again". The weeks are flying by, whish-h-h-h! My mood is lifted so I feel good all day.

My Stampin' Up! goodies came in today. I'll have fun learning how to use the watercolor pencils. I've got all the colors of card stock now so maybe now my cards will look better. The new stamps will be fun to use, too.

The party at the Decker's is Sat. night. Good thing I called today to see what time it was! Trudy and Sadie are coming over Sat. morning. They didn't get to spend the night tonight because Forrest wasn't feeling well and it was going to be a big rush to get the kids over here and then get to the temple for the 8:00 PM session. We can eat the food I fixed for tonight, tomorrow.


Thursday, May 8, 2008

Stormy Weather

I didn't get to go make cards with Sandy because of the stormy weather we were having. It was a slow moving storm and it was producing tornadoes. We got 1 1/8th inch of rain. It rained really hard and the wind blew but the worst of the storm missed us.

I went to Relief Society tonight. I attended a class Krista Brown taught about cleaning products. She has her own business cleaning houses. She used to work for a company that did that, but then she went out on her own. There was only one other sister in the class. She was a young mother and I was an old granny and it was fun! Can't say I'll clean my house any better, but I never know. Maybe I'll chase those dust bunnies harder now! Our dust bunnies have character. We're almost to the point of naming them!

I've been invited to the High Priest's party at the Decker's house tomorrow night (Fri). I believe I'll go for a little while. It will be good for me to get out of the house.

Trudy only has 11 days of work left! I can imagine the great feeling she'll have on the last day!

Mary Kate's new addition is almost finished. It is adding a lot of extra square feet to their house. I know they are very happy about it. After dad and I go the happy hunting grounds, the first thing my children need to do is to DE-CLUTTER this house. It will be a different house minus the extra things we have added over the years! If dad goes first, all the clutter in his room will be gone fast! If I go first, who cares! Ha-ha! The only thing I want to take with me is Belle's ashes.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Blog Time

I'm tired tonight. Didn't go to exercise class today because I was tired from Tuesday's drive to H'ville. Tuesday, I was tired from the exercise class and it all caught up with me. Karen and I went to Lowes and looked around. I thought I wanted a shrub but it would be better to plant one in the fall instead of the Spring. I won't have to water it as much and one planted in the fall will have time to establish a good root system and will be ready to begin growing well next spring. I bought a 25' garden hose and a bag of bird seed.

My mood has been better and perhaps I'm on my way up. Tomorrow, after lunch, I'm going to Sandy Herwig's house to make cards. She lives off of East Limestone Rd. I hope I won't get lost trying to find her house!

I've been taking pictures of the flowers outside, Trudy, and hope I can learn how to put them on the blog. Looking forward to seeing Forrest and Sadie!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Busy Day

I was awake at 4:00 AM but didn't get up until 6:00 AM. I guess as one gets older, the need for sleep is less, and of course I'm usually asleep by 10:00PM! I read my scriptures and after breakfast I did climb back in bed for about an hour.

We left for H'ville around 12:45 PM and stopped at Target to return a package dad had bought on line. It was neat how we could return the package at the store when we hadn't bought it there. Dad hadn't been in Target and he was so surprised at the number of cash registers he saw all in a line!

After seeing the Dr., dad decided he could live with his problem instead of having an operation. I don't think he could survive and operation like that. We drove straight home after the Dr. visit. The trip was bad on dad's spine and he's running a low grade fever now. He'll probably feel really bad tomorrow morning. I have exercise class tomorrow morning and then will get together with Karen, I hope for a little R&R!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Let's Exercise

I'm a slow learner. It's still a bit cool outside and it's way cool at the Wellness Ctr. yet I go bopping of in short sleeves and knee pants! I saw another lady that had a shirt with elbow length sleeves in it and that's what I'll wear next time I go. If I get too warm, I can always take it off. My body didn't want to exercise but it did feel better after it was all over!

I had a package to take to the P.O. and then I went to get my nails done. I'm thinking about having them taken off, but than again I don't want to do it. Who knows (The Shadow Knows...)

I made 4 cards tonight and then Mary Kate called and wanted to know if I had a "cow" stamp. I did, in a set of stamps Trudy gave me. Mary Kate had two friends who had helped her get her spinning routine ready for testing and one of the songs was about a cow or something. So, I kept on making cards. I made one and was on the second one and noticed I might be getting low on adhesive and forgot to adhere one of the parts of the card on. They (cards) were to be identical, but I got too busy thinking about the adhesive, and forgot to put one of the pieces on the card. Oh well, if I hadn't have told, no one would have known!

Tomorrow, I have to take dad to H'ville to a Dr. appointment. That will be the adventure for the day.

Gert has been in his container for 23 days now. I sure hope his leg is healing well. After 30 days, I'll take him back to the vet. Hopefully by then, he'll be able to go back into his cage. What an ordeal for the both of us!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Sunday Sunday

Today was Fast and Testimony day. It was a good meeting as were Sunday School and Relief Society. It's still chilly enough to wear a sweater especially since the wind was blowing and at church there are certain rooms are cooler than others.

I used two of my new stamps tonight. One looks like a dandelion bloom. I stamped it in black and put some glitter in the bloom which makes it sparkle. I didn't put the card together because I'm waiting for the ticket punch which will make the corners look better than just right angle cuts. My other stamp is of cattails. I stamped it in dark brown on light beige paper. I'll put it together with two different colors of paper. Again, I'll wait on the ticket punch to do the corners.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Happy Day # 2

Ha-ha! It's okay to have another happy day...Trudy, Sadie, my 11 yr. old granddaughter, and I met at Hobby Lobby today and made a half day of shopping. We went to Hobby Lobby (of course), to the Old Pottery Place (if that's the name of it!) and Madison Square Mall. We had lunch at the mall. I got a new pair of New Balance shoes, which I needed badly. I usually just wear one pair of shoes all the time. I do wear sandals in the summer. Tennis-type shoes don't hold up much more than 6 months if they are the only ones worn. I got 4 new stamps and some water color paper and a black re-inker.

Dad and I finished the lunch I brought home from the Mall. It was Chinese food. It was good the first go around, but not so good the second! It was food, and a Tums took care of what it did to my stomach! We watched the Kentucky Derby while we ate. Big Brown won but the second place horse broke both front ankles and had to be put to sleep where she lay. Sad.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Bill Day

This morning I helped dad with some bills. He pays them on line. I don't know if I could ever learn to do that.

I went to Wal-Mart for some groceries. I thought rain was in the forecast so I wanted to get the shopping done and home before the moisture came. It was windy but no rain. I think it's going to get us at daybreak. Hopefully, no bad storms, just lots of rain.

I've seen tiny plants coming up and do believe I will have some volunteer flowers again this year. I think I've grieving for the loss of my being able to do garden work. I don't even want to read my new gardening magazine. I just skim through it and then give it to Karen. I wonder when I get my bionic knees if I'll be able to bend my knees. Old age is not for sissies!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

What A Day!

Guess what time I woke up this morning? 2:30 AM! I stayed up 'til 5:30 AM and then dozed until 6:00 AM. I left for H'ville at 8:30 AM for a dental apt., just a cleaning. Then I found a bank and got a check cashed and then to a book store. I was going to get a copy of the South Beach Diet but ended up with a small carbohydrate counter! It had the principles of the diet in it so it will do.

After the dentist, I went to school and visited with Trudy. We had a great time. Then, I went to see Dr. Sharp. He said I needed 5 mg of Abilify instead of 2 mg. I was glad and I hope it will help. He didn't believe my problems were because I missed my medicine that one day. He said I have mood swings and it was coming on since the summer. In June, I got off of Effexor and Depakote and got on Abilify and I really felt better. Then later on (months) I was doing "okay", but felt like I was just going through the motions of life. So maybe he's right. I hate that I'm not "normal"! I was so pleased to be feeling better I hoped it was the end of the mood swings.

After Dr. Sharp, I went to Hobby Lobby to take back an item. I needed some more colored card stock and while I was there I had to look around, (you know what I mean...?). I got a heat gun for 1/2 off and got some embossing stuff. I've never embossed anything by myself but I'm going to give it a try. I got a new stamp and used the 40% off coupon on it. I got home about 3:30 PM, and I was very tired. I've gone 3435 steps today.