Sunday, June 29, 2008

My Page Swap Day

(Joan, Kathleen, Karin & Wendy(her legs)
(Karin, Danette & Deb)
This month the page swap theme for food was "summer salads & desserts". We went to Karin's house and I took Broccoli-Raisin Salad. All the food was great and we had a wonderful time. I ended up with Kathleen's pages and Carrie got mine. The theme for the pages was "travel or vacation". We could do a 2-page spread or make some kind of travel journal. The item that Cynthia made was fantastic. Danette ended up with it, but it got passed around several time. She let me bring it home so I could copy it! How very nice of her.It's made with shopping neat this would be for a "shopping" vacation to save all those and put this album together. I LOVE it!

Turned out to be a fantastic day weather wise also. When we were done eating and swapping, Chris and I sat out on the deck for about an hour, played with Karin's dog and just talked. Very relaxing.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

searching for coffee, huh?

Well, that's kinda where I'm at right now.....searching. But until I finish the antibiotic I'm on (Cipro), I won't be having any caffeine. The paper states "caffeine may have a stronger effect on you while taking this medicine". And within the 1st hour of taking it, I have to sit down because I feel dizzy (well, David says dizzier than normal?). HaHa! So my coffee pot is feeling a little lonely right now.

Went to see Dr. Vales on Monday morning at 8:15am. He said sometimes when there is a stone in the kidney (my left), it can cause an infection. Possibly this is what caused my problems. And the stone could dislodge tomorrow and start moving or it could wait 10 years to move.....only time can tell and the pain that comes with a moving stone! Something to look forward to! HaHa!So I'm okay to go back to work on Monday night. It sure doesn't seem like I've been off a whole week. But I guess since I slept all of Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and mostly Wednesday, it's no wonder.

So thrilled to be feeling back to myself today. Planted more pots of flowers, David got the beet seeds in today and we sat on the deck for over an hour enjoying the good weather. Going to go see his dad tomorrow for Father's Day.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Where to start?

Guess we'll go with the beginning of the weekend. Picked up the beloved Trina after work on Saturday. Kendra & Bill's living room and entry porch look fantastic. The paint job was just what it needed. Once the carpet gets laid, it will be complete. Looks great!

Here's my new toy that my inlaws helped buy for my birthday (know the picture isn't that great):

And here is my helpful granddaughter teaching grandma how to get started downloading music because she has no clue! (and I'm the one who first showed HER how to use a computer playing a Winnie the Pooh game!):

She spent the rest of the day scrapbooking. And I might add that she scraps well beyond her years....her style is that of an adult and not a young girl. Her pages are very mature and though out. And of course that makes me very proud!

The next day we went to the movies (and once again it isn't a very good picture because I took from a picture I found online):but even though MY picture isn't that good, it is absolutely NO reflection on the movie. Jack Black was at his best! Very funny! Great graphics! Kept you interested! LOVED IT!

And then comes the rest of my time up to now......I only ate about a 1/4 of my popcorn at the movies (which for anyone who knows me is NOT like me). Just wasn't feeling right. Took Trina to meet up with the Bradford bunch and got to see my other 2 lovely girls. On the way home, David asked if I wanted to go out to eat. Well, once again anyone who know me.....I'd never say no. But I did. I just wanted to go home and go to bed. Thought I was just tired. Woke up later feeling awful. Had a fever of 101 and was achy. Later the fever was 102 and felt worse. Finally at 4:30 am we arrived at the ER because I couldn't stand it any longer. Ran tests, small kidney stone in the kidney (but that wasn't causing the current condition), thought maybe bladder infection or kidney infection but those turned out fairly normal. But there was definitely some kind of infection.....the IV solution and the antibiotic drip helped. Got back home by 8am........David got meds for me, ate and went back to bed. By noon the fever was back and so were the aches and pains. Fever kept going up and down and by the time David got up for work the fever was 102 again and I was right back where I started. I asked him to call the hospital and ask them what they thought. When the nurse mentioned that I should keep taking Tylenol with my antibiotic for the fever, we realized that the doctor had not told us that. Once I took it, within an hour the fever was going down and by 2 hours it was completely gone.

So here we are 3 days later and I'm finally able to sit at the computer for more than a minute. I slept all Sunday, Sunday night, came home and slept Monday, Monday night, Tuesday, Tuesday night.......WOW, ready to go back to work tonight because I'm just so excited to be feeling better. Hope that's the last of that for awhile.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Warm again today....

Yesterday they said it was supposed to be 90 degrees! It's only June and this needs to SSSSSTOP!

Here's the new furniture and notice there are now 2 chairs instead of just one. But now it's took freaking hot to go outside and sit and enjoy.

We also planted 2 Dwarf Japanese Lilic bushes....I have been wanting some lilacs for sometime but haven't wanted to put something that gets that big in the yard. When I read about these smaller versions, I knew I had found what I was looking for. And they seem to be even more fragrant than the bigger bushes. The should look nice from the deck when they get a little bigger.

And anyone who really knows me will know what this means:

Any guesses? Need a clue? I don't eat them! David doesn't eat them! These mean TRINA is coming to spend the night with Grandma!!!!!WOOOOOOHOOOOOO!