Monday, October 5, 2015

Weekend Update:

As usual, we went out to eat.  We tried a new Italian Restaurant in Rolla I had seen in the rural electric paper.  I think it would have been good if I hadn't ordered what was shown in the picture advertisement.  Cheese Tortellini with Italian Sausage.  I didn't like it.  The plate looked appetizing and I'm sure it was good, just not a good flavor combination for me.
We then went to visit Mom at the nursing  home.  She was in a good mood just not breathing very well.
Dwayne cut sprouts and cleaned up the cedar fence row by the  road.  I went to Rolla and did some shopping.  I hadn't been to that many stores by myself in quite some time.  Had to find Cash a birthday present.  He turns 2 on the 12th.
We spent the evening relaxing and watching TV.
As I was going to church, I hit a buzzard.  Yuck, what a nasty mess!!  I had blood and guts all over my windshield.  I almost threw up.  As I've gotten older, I have a weak stomach.  I cleaned up the kids vomit, poop, etc. when I was younger and never got sick or even almost.  Now, I gag and carry on looking at something gross or foul smelling.  Does this come with age?  I would have thought you would be more immune to these things.
Our new pastor is not an overly friendly person.  As I was leaving church she asked me how I liked my job.  I thought, oh, she does know who I am.  It made me feel better about her.  I would think a pastor would reach out on a weekly basis as you leave church and be more friendly.  I felt like a little kid with some praise, it made me feel special.  A kind word goes a long way.
I had to wash my car at the car wash.  It was pretty gross with the guts stringing as I sprayed.  It was all on my windshield a a little on the hood.
Stopped at G & W and then home to start supper.  I try to have the kids over every other Sunday for supper.  We had beef pot pie this time.  April brought a cake for us to try.  It was chocolate with a new icing of maple sugar with tiny bacon crumbs.  It was actually good and you didn't taste the bacon.  April said it was listed as a trial.  I guess we'll see how many times people go back and buy.
Of course, we had a good time playing with Cash.  I had to walk around outside with him and play ball.  We pretty much spoil him.
After the kids left, we watched TV and went to bed early.  I was so tired, you would have thought I cooked for a hundred rather than the six of us.

I am grateful for the visits with the kids.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Weekly Visit:

Playing Peek a Boo

Grateful for the visits with this little guy.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Weekend Update:

Mom could tell she was getting pneumonia again and was having a hard time breathing.  The nursing  home wouldn't let her go to the hospital.  Judy had to call them and insist they take her by ambulance.  After work, Dad and I went up.  Mom was very sick and could barely take in a deep  breath.  They ran several tests on her.  The admitting doctor said they found a lump in the right lobe  of her lung.  He said it could be bacterial or the possibility of lung cancer.  That's a scary thought as my sister, Judy has lung cancer.  (Fortunately it was not cancer)  The lump could also be causing her shortness of breath.  He did say she had a bad case of pneumonia along with the congestive heart failure.  Dad and I stayed until they assigned her a room.  Sure didn't take me long to fall asleep after I got home.
I worked from noon until five.  When Dwayne got home, we went to see Mom.  She wasn't not breathing well at all and her lungs sounded all crackly. She could only breathe sitting up and leaning on the bedside table.  Very disturbing, I was afraid she wouldn't make it through the night.  My cousins came to visit so Dwayne and I went to Apple Bees and then to Wal-Mart.  Dwayne was shocked at the total.  I told him I am every week.
We then went back to the hospital.  I planned on spending the night.  The later it got, the more tired I was.  Mom insisted I go on home and get some rest.  I don't know if I'm having a flare-up or what but I get extremely tired and have to rest.  Another night of falling asleep quick.
April and Cash came over for the day.  In the afternoon, we went to a friend, Carol Bailey's Mom Sivilla's 90th birthday.  The party was at Broadway Baptist Church.  It was good to see people I used to go to church with.
We then went to Kelsey's baby shower.  Kelsey and April have been friends since birth.  It's amazing they both have families now.  I had made Kelsey a quilt and she also got four others.  The baby won't lack for warmth.

We went on into Rolla to see Mom.  Cash wanted to walk around awhile.  This gave April a chance to have some one on one time with Grandma.  We  went down the hall to the floor to ceiling windows.  Cash loved watching the trucks on the interstate.  Of course the cars are trucks too.  He will argue with you over it.  I decided it was time to go back and Cash wasn't ready to go.  He pointed his little finger at me and said, no, no, no.  It really was cute.  I know it's not something we want him to be doing but it was cute at the time.
Luckily, Cash got to see Grandpa when he got home.   Dwayne took him for a ride in both trucks.  Grandpa spoils him tremendously.
April's car was having problems with the radiator and fan so she left it and took my car.  Works perfect as I now work at Weidinger's and go visit on Wednesdays.  She sent a message today she likes mine better than hers.  Too bad.  lol
After April left, I fell asleep on the couch.  Dwayne woke me up to go on to bed.  He fixed himself a sandwich for supper.
I didn't go to church as April's car wasn't running very good.  I spent the day cleaning as I've not kept up very good lately.  Dwayne did some outside work.  After supper, we watched TV and then an early night.
Katie called around noon and the right side of Mom's lung collapsed.  They were going to take her into surgery and insert a tube.  Hard to concentrate at work with Mom not doing well.

I am grateful for family and friends. (and grandson  lol)

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Mom and April's Birthday:

I've been working on a baby quilt for Kelsey, my friend Susan's daughter.  I've had nothing but problems.  My sewing machine quit working, Mom's quit working so finally I thought, just go by a cheap sewing machine so you quit having to rip out seams.  Wish I would have done that sooner.
I worked on the baby quilt all day.
April and Cash came over in the afternoon.  Cash was wound up.  We had alot of fun playing.
April was going to All Girls Prom at Vienna that night.  I can't believe she is now 30.  I am very proud of her.  She has turned into wonderful young woman and a great mother.
Cash squealed when Dwayne got home; he was so happy to see his grandpa.  Dwayne took him for a four wheeler ride up to Grandpa Great's and over to see Troy.  He almost fell asleep on the ride.
We then went down to Chad's for Dwayne to help him move shelves into his work van.  Cash got to sit with Grandpa on the gravel drive.  He thought he was something.  But when it comes to getting tired, Grandpa won't do.  He has to have Grandma.  I love rocking him to sleep.  I don't know why I look so bad (and mad, but I wasn't) in this picture.  Maybe it came from being extremely tired.

I had everything ready to make potato salad for Mom and April's birthday dinner.  Cash wanted Grandma so Dwayne made the salad for me.  He helps me so much anymore, I don't know what I'd do without him.
Unfortunately, Mom wasn't able to get out of the nursing home for dinner.  She had fluid building up around her heart again.  First time in 29 years Mom and April haven't shared a birthday dinner.
Several of us took Mom a cake and went to the nursing home for a small party.

April's 30th, Mom's 86th Birthday

Bittersweet times.  Mom was very accepting of not being able to come out for the day.  Probably more so than me.
When I got home, the company was all gone and Dwayne had cleaned the kitchen up for me.  What a guy!  I took a short nap and then we just watched TV the rest of the evening.

I am grateful for another year with Mom and for my family.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Mom's Birthday:

Happy Birthday to my Mom who is 86 years old today.

I'm so grateful to still have Mom with us.

Weekly Visit:

Picking flowers for Mommy

Trying to hide a flower in his shirt

So enjoy these visits.  I am grateful to be a grandmother.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Mom and Dad:

This is the first year Mom and Dad have missed the Vienna parade.   Our family gets together on the southwest corner of the courthouse square.  Sure did miss this this year.
2014 Parade

Cash has changed alot in the past year.  They seem to grow up so fast.

I'm grateful for these memories with my parents.