Friday, April 22, 2011

What a day!

I have been so busy today. But busy is good. For some odd reason this week has seemed to fly by. I have been somewhat busy at work but not like I would like it. I am however glad it is Friday. I imagine there are a lot of yall out there that agree.

Rain, rain, rain...........we have had so much rain this week. We have more predicted for several more days. Thank goodness the yard is somewhat under control. The lawnmower has required quite a bit of patience on my part and quite a bit of money on my part to get it back and running but it had to be done. I am grateful for Steph's (and my) friends TJ and Nick who came all the way out here in the middle of nowhere to diagnose the problems. Now there is a new belt and a new pulley and that ole' John Deere is running like a top. As I typed that I just realized that I need to get more gas for it. UGH! Unleaded is about $3.79 in these parts so that is going to be a chunk of money again. Oh well, it has to be done so I will do it.

Look who Steph and I saw recently!

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I think this was the look when I told my precious to "stop that growing up!" She always replies with "I can't help it Grandmother!"

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Note the RED HAIR!

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Leah is such a gorgeous child. Steph swears that she is the cutest baby (toddler) she has ever seen. Who am I to argue?

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I think her sister Abby is in the running along with her little sister. But then all of my grandkids are the most beautiful humans on this planet. I rest my case.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Have I mentioned I love my pups?

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Things are difficult now but these two girls get me through the worst of times. What is it about dogs? That unconditional love that they constantly give. I can go outside for 3 minutes and they act like they haven't seen me in a week. In my opinion, dogs think humans can do no wrong. That is unless they are mistreated. But I wouldn't know anything about that. I am too busy loving them and they are too busy reminding me that all they need is my love. I give that just as unconditionally as they do and you know what? I love every second of it. I have a funny feeling that they do too.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Life is hard sometimes

But like my precious mother used to say "no matter how bad things are there is always someone somewhere worse off." That simple phrase has helped me through some of the most difficult times of my life over the years. It is helping me now as well.

Without getting into any details at all I will simply say that my husband and I are separated. He has been gone from the house since March 4th. Times are quite tough right now but I know that I will get through it. I turn everything over to God and I know that He can handle it and WILL see me and Steph through everything.

My precious daughter is living with me again. She continues to look for employment in this awful economy. She had an interview this morning at a local grocery store for a cashier position. Let's hope something comes from it, but if not, she'll just keep trying. She should know something today if she got the job or not. The next thing she is working on is driving and getting her license. Then it will be time for a vehicle in order to get back and forth to work. I know the right thing will happen as I put all of my trust in God and He never fails us. Even if we don't think our prayers have been answered because it's not what we want I know that it is what He wants.

I have also been able to come to terms with my son. We have been estranged for a long time now but his sister needs him and frankly I do too. That in itself is a blessing for he and I.

When you lay your head on your pillow tonight, if you are so inclined, please say a prayer for us. We are both having a hard time but together we will be fine.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

I'm back!!!!

Oh my goodness. What a crazy 8 weeks it has been. I got through my carpal tunnel surgery well. The surgeon told me that I really needed it done, there was quite a bit of damage in there once he was able to see it.

I did everything I was supposed to do, listened to the doctor and finally ended going to physical therapy for 5 days in order to get my wrists up to par in order to get my behind back to work! The scars have healed very well. I have exercises that I do daily that continue to improve the mobility in my wrists. After 2 days of typing at work I am a bit sore but I know that it will get better with time. At least I don't have that awful pain and tingling I had prior to the surgery. That makes it all worth it and since I had both done at the same time it is over with!

I have really enjoyed today as the weather was really beautiful outside. Sunny skies and a high of about 80 or so. There was snow on the roads the last day I worked before my surgery so I will take all of the sunshine and warm temps I can get! I love having the windows open day and night. The fresh country air is so clean and it just smells so good. That might sound weird to you but I love it. It reminds me of when I was a kid sleeping with the windows open, attic fan going and the country breeze blowing in my windows. Good memories.

I hope to download a bunch of pictures of my pups and get them on here soon. I still am taking things slowly (as far as typing) since I do so much at work. I hope everyone is doing well!