Wednesday, September 30, 2009

To Huntsville I Did Go

I was up early and out of the house before 9:00 AM. I had to stop by the P.O. to take a package by and then had to take Frank's shoes by the shoe shop to get repaired. Then it was on the H'ville to see Dr. Sharp. After Dr. Sharp, I went by the Pain Clinic and then to the AT&T store because our phone wasn't working right and then on to Hobby Lobby. Not much was on sale and I didn't have a coupon but I did manage to gather some stuff into my basket! I've made quite a few cards and now have to get some different paper, from my stash, to inspire me some more. I can't wait until I'm over flowing with cards!

Heard from Ruth today about the Fiddler's Convention this Friday. It may rain then so then we couldn't go. Maybe we can see some of it before it pours.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Slow Tuesday

I was already to go back to bed after breakfast and listen too the radio when Richard Mason, a neighbor down the road, called to see if we would like some deer meat. He cleans out his freezer getting ready for the new hunting season and gives us what's left. Frank talked to him and he said he would bring it up for us. I got dressed then and he brought the meat up about 12:00 PM. I did make some cards while I waited for the meat.

The cards are rather plain. The card paper was so lovely that I just put a flower on some of them and stamped on the inside. I made 7 cards today. I had to quit for I was getting shaky. I get inspired by pretty paper the most.

I need to order some things from a catalog and since I'm not used to ordering over the phone and it makes me nervous and I keep putting it off. Maybe Frank will help me when he gets to feeling better.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Monday, the Ordinary

I got up at 7:00 AM to get ready for my 8:30 exercise class. It was the first time I had been back since my operation and it was good to get back. After exercise, I was going to take Dad's shoes by the cobbler but they weren't open at 9:30 AM so I came home. I had gone off with out my purse so didn't have my driver's license. I was anxious to get home.

I cooked some beans and a cabbage for supper and had a few pieces of corned beef left and we had a good dinner. I made some cards. I've got to make some for the grandchildren and I want Frank to make copies of a picture of us to send to the g-children.

Had to go make myself a note to make an appointment with Dr. Moore to see about my knee. He hasn't seen me since the hospital stay. I think I need some PT at the Wellness Center. Maybe not a whole month of it but maybe about 6 visits, if that will be enough. I need to call Dr. Walker to see if he'll prescribe some medicated shampoo for me without having to see me.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Sunday, the Happy

The Primary program was a success! The children sang out and they knew their parts and everything went smoothly. Sis Shelby was released and Karen was called and she kept Jennifer Shirts as a counselor and Sis Gorton and her other counselor. No music people were called but their names were approved. Karen is having two music people because it's too much for one person to do. I don't care as long as they give me a schedule with all the numbers on it!

We had a good Sabbath day. We didn't watch any TV except the BYU channel. I made three or four cards and enjoyed that. Soon I'll have some cards that I can send to my friend, Kathy. Trudy is making Christmas cards as presents, I think. She can really make good cards.

Sandy Sommerfeld called tonight. She is at her son's house in Huntsville with her daughter and grandson. She wants me to drive up there and get them and then we would go to Charlotte Cooper's horse farm. I don't want to do that. I would feel better if they came here and then I drove to Charlotte's.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Not Much To Do

It's been raining profoundly all day. Our yard has little riverlets and large ponds in it. I can always tell how much rain has fallen by how full the bird bath is. It is full to overflowing! Only long legged bird can bathe in it right now.

I vacuumed the floors. Saturday has become the vacuuming day. I was gone a lot last week and didn't have time to sweep the floors like I usually do. I need to wash a load of clothes but I don't want to. Shelley Merrill says to wash a load and burn a load and you will get through sooner. I don't have a load to burn today.

The Primary program is tomorrow and I'm glad when it's over. Sis. Shelby is going to be released as Primary president for she has to move out of town and Karen Decker has been called to be the new president. Who will she get to do the music? She was so good that not just anyone can fill her shoes. Maybe she'll keep the old councilors. The were good too.

I made 4 cards today. They were sympathy cards and I used some things Trudy gave me. It's good too back making cards.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Hair Cut Day

I called for an appointment to get my hair cut today and was told that my hair dresser didn't work there anymore! Another girl did it and it was too short but it was even and she did a good job. I'll probably stick with her and try to train her to cut it the was I like it. It will always grow.

Next I stopped by Merle Norman to get come face cream and then I went to Walmart. I spent under $100.00 and got everything on my list except some First Aid paper tape.

I came home and rested and read a book Sandy Sommerfeld gave me and got tired and took a little nap that lasted all afternoon! Am I bet!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Card Day #2

I went to Trudy's today to make cards. I made several cards using the same method and then we had lunch. I was tired and didn't want to make any more cards. The next time we meet to make cards we will know what to do. It was a very fun day. I got home before 3:00 PM.

I put all of my card stuff away and helped Dad get the garbage out. I'm ready for a rest now.'s after supper, the birds are put away for the night and I am going to look at some cards and then get ready for bed. It's been a great day!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

To H'ville Shopping

Our trip to Amish country will be next week. Today we visited Kid's Mart and Karen got a couple of things and I found a fanny pack for Dad. Then we went to H'ville to this sewing place and Karen bought some needles for her sherger. Next we went to Madison to the Pottery Place. I bought some flowers and a meat thermometer. I hope to use some of the flowers in card making.

I almost finished the Halloween cards and will do that at Trudy's tomorrow. Karen is going to be the new Primary President and she asked me to make 4 cards the children could sign for the outgoing presidency. I have four cards I already made but may make 4 more at Trudy's house tomorrow.

We are in for a week of rainy weather. It rained on us today most of the time. We may get 2" of rain.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Very Good Day

Sandy Sommerfeld, a good friend We haven't seen in several years, spent two nights with us. She left today to go visit and stay with another friend of hers, Charlotte Cooper. The Mabry's picked her up this afternoon and came in for a visit. It was nice. Roy's cologne nearly killed Dad, but he didn't say anything, thank goodness!

Today, we went to Decatur to have lunch with some of the teachers Sandy had at Calhoun College. My children had them too so they knew who I was. It was Dr. Moss, I think she was the head of the music dept. and Joyce Lowman, Frankie's piano teacher, and Joan Goree, a voice teacher. It was very nice and Dr. Moss paid for it all! I had the coconut shrimp and couldn't taste the shrimp for all of the other stuff that was on it! I didn't want dessert but Sandy ordered it for me. I ended up with the Chocolate Wave cake and ice cream which reminded me of the Tall Cake served at Ruby Tuesdays. We left at 3:00 PM to get home in time for Roy and Vivian Mabry to pick up Sandy and take her to Charlotte's house for a bar-be-que at her horse ranch. After we all had a nice, short visit with the Mabry's. Then, after Dad changed his shirt, we watched Cops, which is what we like to do instead of watching the news (Obama makes us sick...) and then read a chapter from the Book of Mormon.

Tomorrow, we'll (Karen and another lady) be going to Amish country. Karen's other friend wanted to go to get some apple butter or something so that's what we'll do for our Wednesday outing. Should be fun.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Why Can't I Remember It's Monday?

Sandy and I went to lunch at a friends house and the neighbor from next door came over too. It was a nice visit. We left and popped over to Shelley Merril's house to visit with her for a short time and then went back to Mary Ann's so Sandy could see her daughter. These people used to be Sandy's neighbors. We came home and Sandy got on the computer while I made my Halloween cards. Made 8 of them, one for each grandchild. I think they turned out pretty good.

Tomorrow I don't remember what Sandy will be doing but she will be having supper with Charlotte Cooper and the Mabry's, at Charlotte's horse farm. That should be a good time. I think she's staying with Charlotte that night. Tonight will be the last night she will spend with us.

Last night we got to see Josh and his fiancee, Carrie. They're getting married in May, I think. They are both 27 years old.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Practice Was Good

The practice for the Primary program was good today. I made far too many mistakes at the piano but with practice all this next week, hopefully next Sunday will be mistake free. I was a bit nervous playing on the grand piano and didn't keep my mind focused like I should have had it focused.

It rained really hard at 6:00 AM and we just had a gully washer at 7:30 PM. It's stopped now.

Sandy Sommerfeld and Josh and his girl friend are driving up from Birmingham now. Sandy will stay with us for two days. She's down here from Oregon to tie up some loose ends from her mother's estate and she said she was going to visit with all her friends while she was here. We're waiting for them now. Hopefully the rain hasn't delayed them.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Active Day

I went to H'ville to meet Trudy and the kids and go shopping at Micheal's and Sam's and Walmart. We ate a hamburger at lunchtime and the kids and I came home while Trudy shopped at Walmart. After we got home Trudy and I divided up the spoils of the trip. She got some of the pages of paper from the paper packs I bought. I have to get back into making cards for I have spent a lot of money lately getting stamps and paper, etc. It'll be good for me and give me something to do with my time.

I've got to change the bird waters while Frank vacuums the floors. They are really bad! I am tired and still have to wash my hair. Life's a blast!

Friday, September 18, 2009

VT Day

Mary Lou and I got out and did our Visiting Teaching today. We were fortunate and got all three of our sisters. Came home, had lunch and took a nap. Tomorrow, I'll meet Trudy and the kids in Huntsville and buy some groceries. We'll also stop at Michael' s for they are having a half price sale!

The weather is cool and rainy.No trees are turning yet. I guess it's because of all the rain we've had plus it may be too early for the leaves to turn.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Trash day Thursday

It's a rainy day and the trash has to be collected and taken out. I take it to the end of the sidewalk and then Bobby Adams takes it to the road for us. What a kindness!

I was going to have to drive over to the Decker's house to get some groceries I left in their van but Stacey brought them by on her way to town.

I must do my knee exercises in a while and maybe do some laundry, maybe! It's really a lazy day. I could also clean the bars of the bird cages. They really need cleaning. All in all, I'm not going to do much this day.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Misc. Day

I look forward to Wednesdays because Karen and I usually do or go out somewhere and it's nice to get out of the house. I called her today and she had forgotten it was Wednesday for she was involved in a project one of her daughters had asked her to do for her. She had to go into town to get some laminating done so she picked me up and we did that and she stopped at Wal-mart for me to do a little shopping and then we came home. She helped me get the groceries in and then sat down and visited for a bit. Frank came in and visited with us and it was a nice visit. I left two sacks of groceries in her van and I'll have to go get them tomorrow.

I want to look at some new paper I got to make cards. I get inspired by the paper. I need to get some more flowers in case I want to make more flower cards. I've given away so many cards that I need to get to making them again to refill my stock. Trudy is glad I'm into card making again so she can have someone to make cards with. She's all fired up about making cards and she is good at it.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Open House

Trudy met me at Hobby Lobby to go with me to the open house at the nursing home and rehab center I stayed in the week following my knee operation. To pass some time, we went into Hobby Lobby and looked around. I sort of want to get back to making cards and Trudy is excited in having someone to do cards with. I bought a book of papers and some stick-ons for the grand kids. I even bought some Halloween paper so I could make the grand kids a card.

The open house was for the new therapy wing of the nursing home. It was in the working while I was there with my right knee and the second time I was in there, it was completed and they were working patients there. I got to see a lot of people that worked with me in therapy and we had some light refreshments. It was a nice visit and I'm glad we went. Trudy had to go with me because I didn't know how to get there by myself. It was a fun day to be together.

After Trudy and I split, I went to Sam's to pick up a few things. I still have to go to Walmart to get the basics. If Walmart carries an item, then Sam's won't. I got a corn beef and put it on to cook as soon as I got home. We had it for supper and it was good. We were meat hungry!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sunday, Sunday

The Primary program practice went well. Next week will even go better. My leg didn't hurt at all. I had my medicine just in case. I guess the chairs weren't deep enough to bother me. I just got some music that may be played in the program. It has a flute part and the piano melody line is a bit different than in the song book. I'll be practicing this week!

I rested some on the couch and then my Visiting Teachers came-Karen and Stacey Decker- and while they were still here, our Home teachers came! They are Bob Hill and Ken Decker. We had a nice visit and after they left I fixed supper, which consisted of left overs.

Tomorrow Dad sees Dr. Walker at 2:00 PM. That will last all afternoon. I guess Dr appointments are an art and not a science. Some of my Drs get to me pretty quickly and then the others, I have to wait a while.

The weather has been nice lately-in the 80's. Perhaps we will have a nice fall.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Fun Day in Eva

I don't know why I didn't post on Friday. I went to town to take the Salvation Army a load and then I went to this antique store and found an old timey potato masher and bought it for $5.00. I said if I ever found one like it I was going to get it and I did! I went home after that.

Today I went to see my brother in Eva, AL. My nephew, Bill, was down for a visit and I like to go and see him when ever I can because Bill and his sister and brother are the only family I have after my brother. We kid that one day I'll get a call that he has died and than I'll be an only child. Sounds morbid but it isn't. We always kid about serious things. Makes it easier to stomach!

My leg hurt while I was down there and I got a pill. I think that sitting too long makes it hurt. We start practicing the Primary Program tomorrow and I hope sitting on the piano bench won't hurt it. Which reminds me I need to get the music in order.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Dog Day

I had a dog of a day today. Maybe I had today's fun yesterday. I don't know but today was a bad day. Tomorrow, I'll take the things I've had piling up by my front door to the Salvation Army. By the door is a convenient place for things to gather for I see them and am reminded to take them out, but with my knee surgery, I haven't been able to get out. I'll get Dad to help with the magazines for I don't relish going up and down the stairs that many times.

Trudy thought Forrest might have the swine flu because two days ago he ran a fever and felt really bad. He didn't have a fever today but he does have a bad case of poison ivy. She's taking him to the Dr. tomorrow. Hope it's not the flu and hope he can get an Rx for the ivy.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Day Out #2

Diane, the PT lady called to say she would be by between 1-2:oo PM and I told her I would be gone, so she came shortly after that. In fact, I was just getting dressed when the door bell rang!

Karen came over and I drove us to H'ville to the Hobby Lobby. Karen had to buy some material to make quiet books for her grandchildren for Christmas. I didn't have anything to look for so I didn't spend any money. It's such a nice store.

My knee wasn't hurt too bad! I took a pain pill before I went and one after I came back and will take one at bed time so I can sleep. Sometimes, the leg will wake me up and I will have to take a pill. Sounds like I'm taking a lot of pills but I usually only have to take one pill a day, which is not that much considering what was done to my knee. I would like to watch a movie of the operation to see what all is done. I know the top of the bones are sawed off and the new knee is crammed into the place the old bones were! Ha-ha-ha! I know, I'm weird!

I've decided to get Trudy to help me come up with 4 card designs that I can make over and over so I'll always have cards to send when I need them. All I need is a simple pattern and then I could go to town.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

It's Early

It's early in the day to be posting but I was already here from ordering medicine from Medco.

I slept good last night so didn't go back to bed. I washed and folded a load of laundry and the PT lady came around 12:00 PM. My knee always feels better after exercising. I have a couple of visits left with her and then I go ssee the Dr. and then I will be going to the Wellness Center for more PT. It won't be long until it's all over and I'll be own my own with my two new knees!

I don't have anything to do the rest of the day but will find something to do.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Labor Day '09

I felt frisky so I drove to the pharmacy and then to Walmart for a few things. Walking through Walmart was a bit much but my left knee did well. I felt I could go out because I did so well at church yesterday. Sis Terri Shelby, the Primary President said she was leaving after the program and that we would have a new president. I'm very sad. Terri would go on the Temple trip and seeing her each Sunday made her my friend. Her daughter needs her and she has to go. Sis Shirts is dreaming that she'll be called as the president and she might be. She would make a good president.

I got one load of laundry done today. I'll have one more to do tomorrow. After I got back from going to town, I just forgot I had clothes in the washer. After I got ready for bed, I remembered and went downstairs and put the load in the dryer. They will be all wrinkly tomorrow when I get them out. Oh, well, what else is new?

Saturday, September 5, 2009


It's Saturday and I don't want to do all the things I need to do today! I guess I will, or Frank will, vacuum the floors today for we like clean floors for Sunday.

The grass got mowed today. I don't like it when it's so tall that it leaves dead grass clippings on the grass.. Oh, well. Since I don't mow the grass myself, I shouldn't complain (always reserve the right to complain!).

Talked to Mary Kate last night. She and family are visiting Heather at her home in Tennessee. They will have a nice time.

Dad is tired today, plus is prednesone day. He'll fell better tonight.

Friday, September 4, 2009


If I worked or went to school, Friday would mean something, but being a lady of leisure, doing bon-bon duty, Friday is just another day. Saturday, now, means I have clothes to wash and put away and the floor to vacuum.

Frank drove me to town to the Post Office and the pharmacy. The little walking I did seemed to bother my knee. Got to still be patient. Frank's been having pretty good days lately. No fevers, which is good.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Throw Out Day

Another word for trash day. I have a large container of flour in the kitchen that someone dragged out while I was in the hospital and left in the kitchen. It has a date of 1994 on it so I's say it's safe to say it's no good food wise. I decided to put it in smaller packages and put it in the kitchen garbage.

PT came today. I had decided to stay in bed 'til 11:00 AM. I must have over done yesterday for that's all I felt like doing today. After she called, I jumped out of bed and into my clothes. Sandy Sommerfeld called and talked for a while. She is planning a trip back here to take care of her mothers home. She said she was planning on visiting us while she was in this neck of the woods.

It's off to play in the flour now!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Trudy came over to take Dad to the Dr this morning. I had been up at 3:00 AM with my knee so I was glad to just chill most of the day. I had my PT exercises today and have 5 more meetings. Some time I have to go see Dr. Moore and get my orders for the Wellness Center where I'll get more PT. I'll be glad when this knee is all better and I get my energy back. I'm tired of being "under the weather". I didn't have to have a pain pill today but I will take one tonight so maybe I can sleep all night.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


I got some things accomplished today but I've forgotten them now! I did cook some rotini and made chicken salad with it for lunch. We finally got the final coat of paint on the door so Frank could put the doorknob on. It looks and works good.

Tomorrow, Trudy is coming over to take Dad to the Dr's office. I don't feel up to driving all that way and getting out and walking, etc. that that trip would entail. I must call the Dr's office and see when I can drive again and see when the Dr wants to see me again. I've only needed 2 pain pills today and that's good. I did my exercises and the PT lady will probably come tomorrow. I'll go to church Sunday so I'm easing back into life a little at a time.

Frankie called tonight. They are all doing good. Frank picked up the phone and hijacked the phone call. They talk about computers and I Phones and I zone out!

Talked to Trudy. She's getting some new duds because she's driving Dad to the Dr's office. Dad's paying for them and I told her to get some nice things.