Friday, September 14, 2012

Good news

Pertaining to my previous post my daughter is just fine. I was afraid I had taken it too far and that she would 'take' his side but I am proud to say that she isn't. She's a much better person than that.

Today was yet another very busy day at work. But I'm not complaining. I'm proud to be gainfully employed. From what I have been told from my customer thinks are going to get really busy by the end of the year. YAY!!!!!!

I am so glad it is Friday and I look forward to a weekend full of family and love. My son and his precious girlfriend will come over Sunday. Meanwhile there is my wonderful grandson that I can love on and play with whenever I want. Well, except during nap time!

I managed to mow my entire yard yesterday and I am SO glad I did. Now I won't have to worry with it. I am loving my new Snapper by the way. I'm still adjusting to going from a 54" deck to a 30" but so far so good.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

It got bad

I have it out with my daughter's father for the past 2 days. I have called him out on so many things that he did to my kids. He of course said it was all my fault. Imagine that. He even went to far to call my cellphone and leave the nastiest message full of GD and numerous other curse words. I won't get into what has had done to my kids but let me tell you it is NOT good.

Now I feel that Steph is taking his side even though he is the one that took back his drug addict wife. The last I heard he was filing for divorce. I guess he just can't live without that hoo-hoo. It's whatever to me because I couldn't give a crap less about any of the bunch. But I know that my daughter does. She and I got into it big time last night. All I can say is that she can do what she wants. She is an adult and if she decides to move it so be it. But if her father gets around Cameron that IS where I will step in.

I have had the most horrible day at work, so busy trying to learn another job and so many trucks coming in that I could barely keep up. I am stressed to the max and I don't know what to do about it. I know what I am going to do when I get home however. Me and my girls will be in my room and I don't want to talk to anyone. I have so much on me right now and it's about to wear me down. But I am a strong woman and I refuse to give in.

But alas, tomorrow is another day.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

I'm wiping my brow today

Last night was a doozy. Remnants from Hurricane Isaac spawned tornadoes way too close for comfort. We were glued to the tv hoping and praying that we would be spared and we were. We got some much needed rain out of it however.

Meanwhile life is good. My grandson is healthy and growing so fast! Steph has started him on vegetables and he is loving them! He makes my world so much brighter!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Missing him though.

Stephanie and her family took a road trip last week. I have really enjoyed the 'me' time but I sure do miss my grandson. Thank goodness they are on their way home!

As usual work is busy busy. I don't mind though. I'd rather be busy than looking for something to do. Today was a doozy! Thank goodness I have figured out a way to do some of the computer work faster. In fact my customer's main guy wants to get with me next week because everyone at the tire plant is struggling to get it all done. It feels good to still have it in me to do my job well.
My girls are doing great. Sophie is on some new meds to help with her arthritis and it seems to be working. I am so thankful for that! Life for me just gets better and better every day!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012


Just wanted to remind everyone in the entire world that my grandson makes me the happiest grandmother in the world!!!!

Shoot, gotta get to work now. More later.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Awwwww finally Friday!

Our area has been in a severe drought for way too long now. Farmers are losing their crops, pastures are dying, cattle farmers are having to sell their cattle because they can't feed them. I'm sure you have all heard about it on the news. It hasn't seemed to effect my yard however. I still have to mow every weekend! But I don't mind mowing, in fact I really enjoy it. Especially on my handy dandy Snapper riding mower.

I had a blast the other night with my precious grandson. We got into a laughing contest and I don't know which one of us liked it better. It was the first time for me. Of course he has laughed with his Mom several times but she is with him all day. He is growing so much. He is up to 14lbs now and still eating like a horse. I have to say that he makes me so happy. Babies have a way of doing that don't they?

I have some other excellent things going on in my life now that are making me so very happy. I am happy to report that life just keeps getting better and better. Being single is nice. It's been a long time for me!

Work is going very well. Challenging but going well. They are making some changes and of course with changes always come bugs and challenges. But I love a good challenge. It is how I work best. I am proud to be grainfully employed at a job that I love.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Life today

My life has never been better than it is now. I have a wonderful family, a new grandson and some much needed friends, I don't miss my life before. I wasted enough time on someone who in the end didn't deserve me. I love my new house and most of all the 10 minute or so commute. Sure is better than driving over 40 miles per day just to get to work.

Speaking of work things are going great! I love my job and that isn't what a lot of ppl can say. I work with great people and I am proud to be gainfully employed.

I'm going to need to mow tomorrow but I don't mind at all. I love mowing. Especially with my new Snapper! My son refuses to show mw how to wee eat. He insists that he will do it. Gotta love a man like that.

Speaking of my son he is clean and sober and has been for months now and is happily in love with a wonderful young lady!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Good things happening!

There are some very special things happening in my life right now. I want to get into details but now is not the time. I will only say that it totally fulfills my life now.

Cameron is growing so fast! Steph had to change his formula recently due to spitting up too much. Now I am stuck with 2 cans of the original formula and it apparently can't be even exchanged due to the fact that formula is on WIC. I paid for this out of my pocket and for those of you that it has been a while formula has NOT gone down in price. Hopefully Steph can exchange it at the Health Dept next week.

I am on the hunt for another lawnmower. I don't like the one I bought recently. Plus the brakes don't work so that is a large bummer. Since Matt isn't here to fix them I am hoping to find a good used one in town. Geez, I must be hard to please because this is the 2nd lawnmower I have bought and didn't like either one of them! I'm sure it will work out though.

I have been going to the chiropractor for this stinking back of mine and so far all it does is relax me. It has not relieved the pain at all. ****sigh****

But as my life continues to get better every day I am not going to complain. I choose to look on the positive side. Now, if I could just win that lottery things would be really good!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Memorial Day

I visited my parents graves yesterday. I put a flag on my dad's and thanked him for his service to our country. I talked to him and to Mom, along with my aunt and uncle and grandparents who are also buried there. I shed many tears and even after almost 13 yrs the pain never goes away. It gets better but it still hurts to not have them here with me.

My dad was a medic on the front line of WWII and never wanted to talk about the war. I was always curious but once he told me "I don't want to talk about seeing my best friends blown up beside me" I quickly stopped asking about it and never mentioned it again. There is no telling what he saw. There is no telling what all of them saw and continue to see now overseas. I shutter to think of it.

After that Steph, Cameron and I drove past our old house. OMG, the yard looked horrible. There were weeds growing in the yard like I never saw when I lived there. The pond is in horrid condition and the wonderful pastures were overgrown to the point that if I were standing in them you wouldn't be able to see me. I was so disappointed. It's not like the guy who bought the house can't afford to hire someone to take care of these things. He is a local dentist who does quite well. I don't understand it. I told Steph that I wished we hadn't even gone by there. She agreed. I wanted to pull all the way into the driveway but didn't go past the entrance by the pond.

We came on back to the house after that and settled in for the evening. We had a nice 3 day weekend together. After all, that is truly what matters. Family being together.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Pattykins loves Cameron!

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Yes, I realize I posted the same picture twice but I don't care. OMG, I love these 3 (plus Sophie) SO much!!!

Awww a 3 day weekend!

I have so enjoyed this weekend. I will enjoy tomorrow too! I am going to go pick up my son and he is going to mow and weed-eat my yard. First though he will get his resume updated. He is having a hard time finding a job. There are a lot of ppl just like him. Jobs are scarce around here.

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Oh and did I mention how much I love being a grandma?

Friday, May 11, 2012

I'm gonna try!

To get some pictures of my grandson on here this weekend. It seems I never have enough time in the day to get much of anything done except the essentials. With this weekend being Mother's Day I plan on trying to take as much time to get a few things done.

I did get rid of that horrid pickup truck that I bought last year. I thought I would love driving a truck but I was wrong. It was too small and I just simply am not a truck girl.

Time to get to work!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

He was crying

Cameron that is. His mommy and daddy were so tired that they moved into the guest room sometime during the night. When I let the girls out this morning I heard him starting to get restless so I hurried up and got ready for work and scooped him up. He needed a butt change and was a tad bit hungry. I think he mostly wanted that dirty diaper off. Can't say that I blame him.

After that all he wanted to do was go back to sleep so I was glad to oblige. He was sleeping soundly when I left for work. Naturally he has his days and nights mixed up as all newborns do. It is tough on Steph but she is doing ok. I was glad to be able to give her a couple more hours sleep this morning. Goodness knows she needs it!

My son got a job! Bless his heart, he has been looking and looking and has had no luck. It is a part time only but he is looking for another part time too. Jobs are very scarce around these parts so anyone who is employed count your blessings. I know I do. I am very proud of him though. He has continued to be sober for months now even though his own father has been around him the past few days (he has fallen off of the wagon). Ryan finally told his dad that he had to leave his apartment. He was afraid he would either get into a fight or be too tempted to drink in order to deal with his dad. Pretty sad situation when a parent is at their kid's house and acting that way. I was proud that Ryan stood up to his dad and told him he wouldn't allow him to talk to him that way in his own house. Then he made him leave just like I made him (his father) leave my house last Saturday. I won't put up with that behavior and Ryan won't either.

It is hump day and that makes me happy. Plus this Saturday is the Kentucky Derby! I never miss watching the Derby. Looking forward to the weekend!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

An Excellet Weekend it was!

I have had such a great weekend. Being able to spend quality time with my grandson has been wonderful. During the work week I am so tired and brain-dead when I get home it is nice to get some rest and have him as much as I want!

I bought a used mower the other day and it seems to be a decent one. We ventured to Walmart for a new battery for it today and it is running well. It is all I need for now.

Supper is in the oven, Steph and her beau ran back to get a bomb to take care of the spiders in my shed out back. That black widow WILL die tonight!

This weekend has been one that I won't soon forget. A couple of things happened in my personal life, one really uncomfortable and the other one a dream come true. I think the worst is over and there are only good things to come in my life. Goodness knows it has been a while!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Oh So Ready!

For the weekend that it. This has been a looooong work week and I am ready for a couple of days off. Cameron has been a pretty good boy, keeping his momma up at night and sleeping during the day. I have to say that young man is a handsome little fellow.

I hope to get the house cleaned up this weekend while Steph and her family are visiting family. It is driving me crazy! I haven't been able to run the vacuum because of Cameron and the fact it is so loud so that needs to be done. Plus there are boxes that I need to go through and see what I want to keep and what I don't need. I am tired of my den being so cluttered. I made a dent in it a couple of weeks ago but since Cameron has been born the rest has gone by the wayside.

It looks like Cameron's daddy will be starting his new job a week from Monday. He is happy about it but still weighing his options at other places. We'll see. It will all work out. That's what I keep telling him anyway.

The girls are doing well. They are a bit confused as to why this little 'thing' gets all of Steph's attention but they are adjusting well. I keep them in my room with me some and love on them so they know they are not forgotten.

Well, time to get to work. Take care everyone!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Such a doll!

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Aw yes. Pattykins does not know what to think about this precious bundle of joy. She gets so silly when we show Cameron to her. I am sure that she is confused. After all, she has been guarding him while Steph was pregnant forever. Anytime anyone would try and rub on her stomach or talk to Cameron before he was born she would literally put herself between whoever was doing it and Steph's stomach. Such cuteness!

The weekend was good, Cameron is a typical newborn and keeping his momma up a lot. But considering he is only a little over a week old he is doing well. He really enjoyed his bath last night. I'm sure the warm water felt good. We've had a bit of a cool snap in my neck of the woods the past few days.

His daddy managed to get the yard mowed yesterday. It was driving him crazy so he borrowed the neighbor's push mower. I have found a mower that I might buy, just waiting on the guy to let me know it is ready and then I will go and check it out. I hated the new one I bought so I took it back and got my money back. If nothing else I will splurge and get the one that I want.

Meanwhile work continues to be busy which is good. I have said it many times, I would much rather be busy than have nothing to do. I would give anything for some vacation time now to be home with my grandson but I'll have to wait. I have used all of my vacation time to have various medical items completed for me. It'll be nice to finally have some time to just relax and not have tons of stuff to do.
I see what happens.  I have not posted in a few days and now everything has changed.  You'd thing Blogger would give us a choice as to whether we wanted to go with this new format or not.  I think I know what I would have decided. I will have to learn a new way to do everything.  I was all ready to post pics of my precious grandson.  Now I have to figure all this new stuff out.  I's all good though.  I'll get it done!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Welcome to the world

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My world will never be the same. Thank you Stephanie for giving me the biggest joy in the world.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Cameron Scott Adams

She did it folks. Stephanie was in labor for 17hrs and 21 minutes. She had a tough labor but that's why it's called labor. At 4:31pm on Friday, 4/13th my wonderful grandson was born.

I am going to the hospital in a while so there will be pictures later on. Naturally I couldn't find my batteries for my camera at 3:30am when I left the house to meet her at the hospital early Friday morning. Nor could I find them at 10pm last night when I got home. I did however find them this morning. It's amazing how much better you feel after getting sleep!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Friday the 13th

Today is the day for a new baby to be born. Yes folks, my baby is having a baby!! She is in active labor right now. Cameron has baked long enough. We are at the hospital and she is progressing slowly. It is so hard to see my baby in so much pain but I know she will be fine. Hopefully it won't be too much longer!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

It's almost time to be a Grandma!!!

It looks like Cameron will be born within the week. Steph has done so well. The girl has only gained 16 lbs! I find that amazing. She and Cameron's daddy have reconnected and are dating again. He is a HUGE part of her life now and I couldn't be happier. He is a decent, God fearing man and he makes my daughter happy. Goodness knows she has had a hard year. Between what my X-husband did to her she deserves some happiness.

I have my new camcorder charged and ready in my purse. I need to get new batteries for my camera and I'll be ready. Ready to start taking and posting pictures again. I have missed my photography. I am ready to shed the past and start a new future. A future that includes my grandson.

We have settled into our new house well. We have all of the baby items purchased and waiting to be used. I can honestly say that I have never looked forward to anything so much before. All we need now is that precious bundle of joy.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

A Clean Bill of Health!!

I saw my wonderful kidney doctor yesterday and he gave me wonderful news. My levels are back to normal and things are great. My BP was a bit on the high side but that might be because I was expecting the worst of news from him. That is what I do. When something is about to possibly be bad I tend to think the worst. Then, if and when I find out it is good news I feel so much better! Call it silly but it's just how I roll.

I am going to start learning to drive a forklift and working in the warehouse a few days per week. It is a needed item in order to keep my job and let's face it folks.....the more you know the more valuable you are to your company. I just hope that I can physically do it. On a positive note I go back to have shots in my back for the bulging disk next Wednesday so I am hopeful that this time it will ease the pain longer than the 10 or so days it did last time. I had to miss my last appt due to still being in the hospital so the pain has really been a bitch to deal with. But since I have my new recliner I can at least get some pain relief from the built in heating pad and vibrator. Don't you dare laugh about me having a vibrator. It's not what you think.....hee hee.

Stephanie and Cameron (my soon to be here grandson) are doing fabulous! She has been eating very healthy and it is showing. The girl doesn't even look pregnant from the back at all. She doesn't even waddle yet. Of course the fat lady hasn't sung yet so the rest is yet to be determined. But the main thing is that they are both doing very very well. I don't think I could ask for more than that.

As I posted the other day, she and her friends took tons of pictures of her baby shower but she has yet to put them on her facebook. She has been sleeping a lot. A WHOLE lot. The girl was asleep when I got home yesterday about 5pm and she didn't wake up until about 7 or so. I left her alone so she could get the rest that she and Cameron need. She will make up for it today with lots of housework. Which reminds me, I need to call her butt and see how that is going.

It's a rainy day in West Kentucky today. A good sleeping day. Sophie refused to go out to pee when we first got up this morning. I can't say I blame her since it was pouring. But after I had my shower and was dressed for work I noticed a lull in the rain so I made her go out and pee. Then she got her meds and went back to bed. Can't say I blame her.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Aw yes........a baby shower success!

Everything at Steph's baby shower was a success except for one camera. I was able to take one, yes one picture before it kept telling me to change the batteries which I had JUST DONE! After fooling with it for a few minutes I hollered to the large prego one who was wearing the baby boy blue ribbon on her shirt to give me her camera. I was able to take quite a few before hers died. Never fear though....there were other friends there making up for it with their own cameras.

There were about 15 - 20 people there and it was a great time. She received a lot of wonderful gifts for Mr. Cameron. I hope to get some pictures on here soon, once she gets them off of her camera and I can get them on my flickr account. Yall will probably be sick of seeing them!

Oh my goodness, I have so much to be thankful for!

Friday, March 2, 2012


Tomorrow is my daughter's baby shower. Is it going to be fun or what? I know you guys out there are yawning and thinking 'big deal'. But for a soon to be new Grandma I say fun fun fun!!! It is an exciting time in our lives. So much crap (that is putting it nicely) happened last year I am SO ready for a new start. I may not ever see my grandaughters again (that makes me so sad) but that decision is not up to me but up to their parents. So with that said my grandson will be my world.

We expect about 20-25 ppl at the shower not including myself, Steph and her precious cargo. The Carne arsadas are made, all of the food (including the perfect cake) is made and all ready to go.

There will be mucho pictures take tomorrow. Whoo Hoo!!!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Back to work

I am much better. Finally got my BP under control so I ventured back to work today. My pocketbook insisted that I do. I have run out of sick days and just the thought of not making any money freaks me out! Plus, in my own way I was ready to come back. I didn't say I was ready for that darned alarm clock, but alas, it is necessary in order to get my butt out of bed.

It's always fun to be gone from work for a while and then try to make heads or tails of what has and hasn't been done. But it is what it is. It will all work out.

Stephanie has an appt with her OB/GYN today at 3pm. I have an appt with my new kidney doctor tomorrow morning. Dr's appts all over the place! But I am determined to take care of myself. After all, no one else will do it.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

A day with my son!

I am going to spend the afternoon with my son today. He is going to cook supper for me and we will eat together on his new dining table. I don't know which one of us is more excited. He is doing well, however still having trouble finding a job. If you are so inclined please think of him when you bow your head tonight (or whenever you pray). Much appreciated friends.

just caught a glimpse of the time and I really have to scoot. I'm supposed to be at his apt. at 1pm! Yall have yourselves a grand day ok?

Friday, February 24, 2012


I found an even nicer wrought iron frame for the new bed for the guest room today. I happened to just wander in one our nicer furniture stores in town and I found a prettier one than was at the other place so I snatched it right up. Guess what? It was the same price as at the other horrible furniture store. Oh, and we found a better bed at another for an excellent price.

We just about have everything ready for my grandson who will be here before we know it. The baby shower is coming up soon and we are going to have an absolute ball! Life just keeps getting better and better!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

I gave it my best shot

going to the furniture place again that is. I called and asked for the same person that I dealt with the other day. I told him on the phone that I was still interested in the bed and the wrought iron frame. I was very polite and asked him to get a price together and call me back. Hours went by and I didn't hear from him so Steph and I got into the car and drove there. He finally waited on us (he was busy with other customers) and told me that the best he could do was what was posted as the regular price on the items. HUH? Are you serious? I honestly couldn't believe it. When I asked him why he couldn't do more to please a customer he got his back up and said that was all he could do. Naturally when I asked again to talk to his boss he was not there. I asked to talk to him on the phone and the salesperson refused. By then there were several pending customers waiting for him to wait on him right by us. I asked him why he couldn't do anything better for a person willing to pay cash for a bed. He said that was all he could do. I told the customers "see, he won't work with you folks". I again turned on my heel and marched out. Meanwhile a good friend was on his way to meet us there. I wanted to know what kind of 'deal' a man would get on the same items. The man gave him a price a little less and then commented that he thought there was a woman in the parking lot discouraging folks to buy from him. He was threatening to call the police. HUH?? What the heck????

Needless to say it'll be a cold day in Hell before I go back there. I will find a bed somewhere else.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Still on the mend

My wonderful Dr. sure knew what he was talking about when he told me to NOT return to work until after I see him tomorrow. I am better in many ways but not up to par....yet! I say yet that way because I know my body and that I am well on my way to getting back to my normal retarded self.

I am excited about something that some ppl may find silly. I have finally found the perfect recliner to finally replace my Archie Bunker recliner and you know what? I'm gonna buy it! It also rocks (one guess who I'll be rocking), It also has a built in vibrator AND heating pad. My old recliner is falling apart! Proof positive is on the large bruise on my left thumb where it was smashed when I was trying to put the (broken) foot rest down the day before yesterday.

Well, I must get off of here and pay some bills so see ya' as Dorcas (an old friend) used to say.

Friday, February 17, 2012

A Very Productive Day

Indeed it was. Stephanie went to a local 'discount' furniture for a crib, baby mattress and a new bed for my guest room. We found just what we both loved including a really cool wrought iron frame (headboard and foot board). The problem was that the salesman that helped us was a condescending ass. Now I have to tell you that I have mellowed out since my 20's when my brother used to say that I could clear the Astrodome in Houston. Or the time when a guy cut me off on West Alabama St (I think it was that street)and I chased him in my Toronto hanging out of the drivers window and being quite the potty mouth. But I have to say that even at 54yrs old don't treat me that way.

I did try to be nice and patient and talk in a nice but firm voice. It didn't work so I told him that the 'deal' he had given me of $1100 was too much. I offered him $1000 and he said he couldn't go any lower. I asked to talk to his boss who was conveniently in a meeting. Oh yea right. I told the arrogant salesman that I thought it was pretty sad that his boss wouldn't take the time to speak directly to a customer who was ready to make a rather large purchase. So I did what any decent person would do............turned on my heel and marched out of the door.

Next stop was Walmart where we found almost the identical crib and a good Sealy baby mattress for a LOT less. In fact at least $150 less. HA HA HA HA!!!!!!! It wouldn't fit in the Camry so we ran home, switched vehicles to my neato truck and brought it home. It took everything in me to NOT drive to the furniture place, call the salesman out and say "nah nah na nah nah"!!!!!!

Oh yes my friends...........the girl still has it.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Leaning on the positive

That is what I am trying to do these days. I am so tired of the negative in my life the past few days, with being sick and all. So with that said I have a list of good things in my life.

I am grateful for:

My daughter

My sober son

My precious grandson Cameron, soon to be born (8 weeks!!!!!)

My wonderful girls Sophie and Pattykins

My home

The love that embraces my home

My wonderful doctor and his staff

To be gainfully employed at a job that I love

My Sleep Number bed

Clean sheets

My Independence

My laptop that I have come to love

To live in a free country

My faith in God

To have a pantry full of food along with a deep freezer full

My best friend Jaki from Texas

Monday, February 13, 2012

Home Sweet Home


I was finally able to come home. The bummer is that I can"t get back to work until after I see the Dr next Tuesday.

I am ok but weak. I'll try and post some tomorrow.

Meanwhile, Love each other. Happy Valentine's Day.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Still here

In the hospital that is. I am getting better, it is just taking a while longer than I thought. This damn fluid restriction is driving me insane. I am getting a sore throat and NOT being to even drink water is hurting me. It is almost enough for me to tell the doctor to get me the heck out of here tomorrow. I am not ready to go back to work yet but I think I will recover better at home.

I miss my daughter, not to mention my girls. I just miss home. I'll see what the dr says tomorrow. I am going to push to go home though.

Friday, February 10, 2012

I didn't know what hit me!

I hadn't been feeling up to snuff for a few days but was surprised to find out that my Sodium count was low along with my blood pressure. Good ole Doc put me in the hospital for a bunch of tests. Today I was told that it appears that part of the problem are 2 medications that I have been taking. The answer is to stop taking them and see what happens.

Day 2 and so far so good. It has been a somewhat pleasant hospital stay so far. Kinda nice to be told to relax and do nothing. Yes, I can do that!

Monday is my next appt. at the Pain Mdmt. place for more shots to ease my back pain. That crap is getting really old. But aside from surgery it's about all I can do for now.

I am having some very grateful days lately. My family and I are very blessed and I have very aware of that point. With so much sadness in the world I am glad to find my own joy.

My eyelids are getting heavy, time for a little nap.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Last day on vacation

This past week has been very interesting. I had extensive dental work done and it has been a true challenge. It is hard to believe how sore my mouth continues to be. But the worst part is over. I go back to my wonderful dentist Tuesday for suture removal and no doubt a few more adjustments on these pearly whites. I have a few sore spots that will need to be addressed. But I have every confidence that it will all work out well. UGH, it's just getting to that point that I have to be patient about. But it is worth it in the long run.

I look forward to getting back to work. I am definitely nowhere near ready for the days of not working. I guess that is what happens when a 54yr old has worked since I was 16.

Sophie played and played with a squeaker toy yesterday. She went on for probably an hour before she finally settled down to a much needed nap. Of course she had her squeaker right next to her. After all, she couldn't take a chance of Pattykins getting ah old of it. Such a silly puppy.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Another good day!

We went to our local Walmart and Stephanie was able to get a good baby registry completed. Of course there were some rather large items (such as a crib) that I told her to NOT include on her wish list since I will take care of those. But she did pick out some good items that will be used and appreciated.

Her good friend Ashley has taken over the planning of the baby shower and can I say I am so grateful for that. We will get the invitations in the mail soon so that her friends can schedule time off of work.

I have to admit that I was in baby Heaven today! Just actually looking at the clothes, pj's and everything else brought back so many memories for me.

When my precious grandson arrives it will be so wonderful! I can't wait to hold that bundle of joy in my arms!!!!!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Let it snow!!

We received a small amount of snow overnight. It is really cold outside so I intend on staying in my nice warm house. The girls went out a bit ago and they played and played. I love watching them from the kitchen window. It warms my heart to see them having so much fun.

I am trying to decide what I am going to do about Sophie. I know she will not get better but when I see her playing and talking and seemingly so happy it makes the decision that much harder. I know that when the time comes my Pattykins will be so lost. She doesn't know any other life except the one she has shared with Sophie for the past 2 yrs. I have been keeping my eyes open to pups for sale around these parts. I will probably get another boxer as they are the breed that I adore. However my brother has a Boston Terrier that seems to be a total clown. Kinda reminds me of a miniature boxer. Stephanie has always wanted a Golden Retriever which would be fine as they are wonderful family dogs. I am even considering adopting a puppy from the local Animal Shelter. I don't want to have to deal with a short lifetime again and since boxers typically only live about 9 years I am thinking that a mutt would be so much healthier and live a lot longer. I am considering all of these options and I do believe that I will find the answer.

What go you folks think?

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Good day!

My daughter had her monthly appt with her OBGYN today. That equates to me hearing my precious grandson's heartbeat and good new from the doctor. Steph has kept her weight down and very much in control. She is doing very well and I couldn't be more proud of her.

Next month will be very exciting. She will have her 3-D ultrasound done. Duh, how exciting is that? Her friends are starting to plan her baby shower. I have to tell you that I can't wait! But mostly I can't wait to hold that precious bundle of joy in my arms. Like Steph one will take my grandson from me. That means a lot to me.

For anyone that has read me for a while knows how much I miss my grandkids. But divorce seems to take that away. I think of them every day and miss the time I have and will miss with them. It is what it is and I cannot control that.

My future includes a grandchild, a new mommy and lots of new adventures. Dare I say that is what life is all about? Life just continues to get better and better.

Monday, January 9, 2012

What a fun day!

Not really a fun day but a good one. Nothing like having teeth yanked out and new ones in that feel just too darn weird. It is all part of the process though. This week will be filled with more visits to the dentist and at least one next week for suture removal. I am thankful that I have an excellent dentist with an equally excellent staff. It was kind of funny because when he first walked into the room he had some mail for me. You see, he bought my last house out in the country so he just brought it into his office.

My electrician is coming tomorrow to update all of the electrical in my new house. I am so excited about that. I'm not excited about paying him for it but it is a very necessary item. Yep, going to 200 amp.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Time will tell

I had the shots in my back last week to try and get this pain from a bulging disk under control. Oh Momma.......did it ever HURT! Thank goodness the procedure only lasted about 4 minutes. Good thing too because I am not a violent person but I was ready to dropkick that Dr across the room! I don't understand why he someone didn't forewarn me how painful it would be. Anyway, I got through it fine and that is where time will tell.

The very next day the pain was back. Not as bad but pretty close to the same level as before. A nurse from the Dr's office called me later on that day so I was able to tell her how it still was so painful. She assured me that it can take a while to get the relief. I don't know what else to do except wait and hope for the best.

I am on vacation this next week so I will have some down time to rest and see if the pain gets better. Meanwhile, tomorrow I will visit my wonderful dentist and have the rest of my dental work completed. I have put it off for way too long.

This past year has been one of the hardest for many of my loved ones. But it is over now and it's time for a better year.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Time to get some things DONE!

I have scheduled a local company to come out tomorrow for an estimate for gutters on my new house. It is a much needed item, especially after we got about 7' of rain last year.

I will have shots into my back this week to try and get this awful pain from my bulging disk under control. I don't know how well it will block the pain but I hope for the best. I am ready to kick these pain pills to the curb!

I will have a busy day at work tomorrow and am happy about that. I have enjoyed 2 four day weekends off for the past 2 weeks but I am ready to get things back to normal.

My daughter is feeling my grandson kick up a storm these days. He is quite stubborn though when it comes to me feeling him. But that's won't be too much longer (about 4 months) when I will be able to hold him and start my journey to spoiling him. Just kidding about the spoiling part.......maybe!!!

My sweet pups keep me so entertained these days. There just isn't anything like 2 boxers playing. It truly warms my heart so much.

Next week I will have my dental work completed and will be off of work all week. I have put this off for over a year and it is way past time to get it done! It will be an interesting week learning how to talk with way too many teeth in my mouth than what I am used to. I am anxious to have it all behind me and move forward with my life.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Hapy New Year!

I welcome a new year more than I ever have in my entire life. Time for a new start. A new life free from all of the BS that 2011 brought to so many people that I love. I am happy to report that I have put all of that behind ne and look forward to a drama free year.

My girls continue to fill our house with love and comedy. I watched them playing in the backyard and it was hilarious! They ran and played and it filled my heart with pure joy. For me, there is no love that compares to that of a dog.

I am getting caught up on laundry and getting the house in order after the holidays.

I hope you all have the best year yet.