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.