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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Got To Work On My Night Sleep

March 28, 2017

Good afternoon.  I stayed under my blanket as late as I dared this morning.  A lot of the time was real snooze time so it was good.  I needed it.  Now I just have to work on getting my sleep during the night. 

Well, yesterday Deanne took me for my doctor appointment.  I took all my new meds and hospital papers with me.  This made the doctor happy.  While I was there, the doctor and I had a long chat about how I feel about the way things (about my health care) have been handled lately.  I let him know exactly how unhappy I've been with it. 

He said that if I was that unhappy I could change doctors if I wanted to.  I told him that I know what to expect from him now and by now he should know what to expect from me.  I'm cranky and not easy to get along with lots of times.  This made him smile.  I don't like change.  If we can try to understand each other better, I'd rather not change.

All my meds have been updated now, and new ones ordered for the next three months.  My doctor said that he will try to help me get the  portable oxygen unit that I want.  Thank you.  Unless I  get sick again, I won't see him again until the end of July.

I borrowed a picture from the web that I'd like to share. 


I look at my children and my mistakes don't matter.  My children all make me very proud to be their mom.  I wish the same for all parents.

I was hoping to do some laundry today, but I'm still quite tired, so I think I'm off to have me a nap instead.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Just A Quick Post

March 27, 2017

Good morning.  I haven't looked outside yet, but I do believe we are in for some rain today.  That's okay though, because I'm sure we're needing it.  We still have a lot of snow everywhere in my yard, but I'm sure there are lots of little green buds pushing up through the ground.  Hopefully, I can get outside soon to have a look aroung.

As promised, I took a photo of the Perfect Pink hat and scarf set.  My project bag is getting full, but there's no where enough sets finished for me to start boxing them up for mailing.  These past few weeks have set me back a bit.

 
Here's a peek at the next color I'm using.  This one is called Key Lime.  I really like this color.  Actually, the color is a much deeper lime, but the lamp light changes it a bit. 
 

This morning, I'm really tired.  I'm not sleeping very well nights, so by the time morning gets here, my eyes feel like they are heavy and full of sand.  So, I think this will be a rather quick post so that I can hop back under my blanket and try to get a few winks before the therapist from the oxygen company gets here. 
 
Before I go, I want to share a rather interesting picture that I borrowed from the web.  Seeing this picture made me quite happy.  It's good to know that lots of folks everywhere have a "chair" like this one.  I always thought I was terrible because I had one, but now I feel so much better knowing that there are lots of us "chair" folks.
 
 
I don't mean to be rude, but I really am tired, so I'm off to my blanket now.  Till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.
 
Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

It's Beginning To Look Like Spring

March 26, 2017

Good morning.  Oh what a beautiful Spring day today will be.  The weather forecast is calling for at least ten days in a row of low to mid 40's and 50's.  Ahh, Miss Spring is doing her best to bring us the warmer temps. 

Well, it's been a busy weekend of sorts so far.  I've done a bit of shopping on the TV, Deanne did some grocery shopping for me, and I finally finished the Perfect Pink hat and scarf set.  I'll take a photo of it later. 

I do have a photo of my awesome little guy to share.  Here, he's checking out a new book that we've been enjoying.  He's wondering which chapter we're going to read next.


I seem to be much clumsier now that I was before I got sick.  Twice, in the last few days, I've banged my forehead on the corner of the bathtub wall.  Ouch!!!   Gosh, it will be nice to get my balance and my concentration back again. 

This morning, Janicee will be coming by to help me with dusting and vacuuming.  Yes, I know, I'm very blessed.  As I start feeling more like myself, we'll start tackling other household projects.  I'm looking forward to this.

One of my life accomplishments is knowing how (and loving) to shop for bargains.  Since getting sick, I've been down in the dumps and looking for something happy to hang on to.  Well, I found it!  I've been following the Spring clearance sales on one of my favorite TV shopping programs and I found a really happy ring.  It features a large Brazilian Citrine surrounded by yellow diamonds. 

Of course I hopped right on the phone and ordered this beauty.  It's so happy and cheerful looking.  Now I can't wait for the postman to deliver it.  Have a look.  Isn't this beautiful?


Pogo and I have just finished our breakfast.  I had apple-cinnamon oatmeal, and Pogo had chicken and rice doggie food.  Now he is curled up next to me, enjoying a morning nap.  He's already gone out in the house and had his turkey treat from Joe, so he's a very happy little camper. 

Guess what?  Friday afternoon, my new bathroom scale was delivered.  SIL Eddie was here, and he unpacked it for me.  Inside the packaging were a couple pieces of cardboard.  When one of these pieces fell out on to the floor, Pogo decided to play with it.  We sat here smiling and laughing for about ten minutes watching him play with this piece of cardboard. 

I have to tell you it really felt wonderful.  My Pogo does not know how to play with toys.  I guess there's no room in a cage for toys.  Obviously, we are not going to be throwing these two pieces of cardboard out anytime soon. 

Well, I think I've babbled enough for now.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a beautiful day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Sleepless In New England

March 24, 2017

Good morning.  Tis only 3:15 a.m., but I cannot sleep tonight.  So, I figure I may as well get up and do a few things.  First, I went to the kitchen and made a big bowl of Jello.  Hopefully, it will come out alright because the bowl I used just wasn't big enough to hold all the water.  Ah well, it's always good to learn new things.

Last evening, DIL Janet came by with a big pot of home cooked spaghetti for our supper. and my tax stuff that she had taken to add up for me.  I have to tell you that the spaghetti was delicious!!!  And I am so grateful to see that my tax stuff is close t being done.  Such a load off my mind. 

I guess I'm at that point where boredom is setting in on me.  I want to get up and do things but my concentration isn't very good right about now.  Plus I can't really go far with this tall oxygen tank.  Actually, I'll be using it as little as possible.  I don't need it in the house, and there's no where I want to take it outside. 

Next week, the company that supplies the oxygen is going to send out a therapist of their own to see what type of smaller portable units I'm capable of handling.  After that, they'll decide whether or not I can get a smaller unit.  I've already told them what I want, but they told me "Too bad Harry!"  You'll get (or not get) whatever we decide is right for you.  Hmmm, this is not sitting so good with me.  I may have to keep a lid on my wicked temper here. 

This company is telling me that the unit that I want costs between $4000 and $6000, and I know that is not so.  I've done my homework, and the unit that I want costs around $2800.  I'll have to have a chat with the doctor next Monday when I get to see him. 

Enough of the crabby side of me!  I have more photos to share from all the events of the last few weeks.  For St. Patrick's Day, Deanne and Eddie celebrated a bit with friends and enjoyed some green beer. 


Granddaughter Randi took her little ones on vacation to New Hampshire.  This is Jack, Lilah and Alima making a new "bear" friend.


Back at our house, dwarf Helen took photos of our house cats, Blackie and Luna.  (used to be Sunshine)  Here, Luna is enjoying a cat nip bag.



Today, I'm hoping to do a load of laundry.  I'm going through a lot of jammies.  A couple days ago, I banged my forehead on the corner wall by my bathtub (quite by accident) and I have a wicked nasty headache.  When I finish this post, I'm going to dig out my bottle of Excedrin Migraine and try to get rid of the headache. 

I do have a little project that I want to work on today, but I'll wait until I actually get it done before I show it here.  Now I think it's time for me to try to catch a few more winks.  So, till Sunday, Y'all stay well and have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

BIts Of This And That

March 23, 2017

Good morning.  Pogo got me up rather early this morning, so I've been watching the garden show on QVC while we have our breakfast.  They are showing the prettiest yellow magnolia tree, and I'd love to order it, but not this year.  Maybe next year.  Someone in the next town over has one of these trees in their yard and it is just gorgeous!

Well, DIL Janet came by yesterday after work and picked up my tax numbers.  She will add up all my columns and deliver the material to my accountant for me.  Hopefully, I have included everything that is supposed to be included.  If not, there's not a whole lot I can do about it this year.  I'll have to try to do a better job with next year's tax stuff.

Unfortunately, Janet could not stay yesterday because she had to go home to try to fix a plumbing problem that arose last night.  Hopefully, she can fix the problem without having to call in a plumber.  Then maybe she can come back later today after work and we can have supper together.  She promised to cook a pot of spaghetti.  Yum!  Yum! 

Here's a photo that I meant to include the other day with the "snow angel" photo.  Deanne and Janicee went out in the snowstorm that we had and made these two adorable snow people.  They are named Kevin and Dizzles.  Dizzles is Kevin's nickname for Janicee.  Not quite sure where it came from, but it is endearing.


Daughter Audrey is planning on adding a new addition to her home.  A beautiful big new bedroom.  When she got home from her time with me in Florida, the crew came in and marked everything off to start the building.  Here's a photo she sent me.  When it's done, the room will be beautiful!


While I was in the hospital, my bed was next to the window, and I have to say it is just wonderful to wake up in the morning to a pink and blue sky. 


Just outside the window, there is a gorgeous big tree that looks like an overgrown pussy willow plant.  But, it is not a pussy willow tree.  I haven't found out yet what it is, but I'm still looking.  Isn't this pretty?


I've been told that it is not a dogwood or a crabapple, but the flowers will be white.  This will keep me busy for a while trying to figure out just what it is.

Yesterday I did not really do much of anything.  I'm just sort of taking each day as it comes.  I've been given some very good advice.  Stop wimping about the meds and take them.  And I will.

Yesterday I tried to weigh myself, but the scale has stopped working.  I'm not sure why, but I don't have the patience to fool around with it.  I went online and ordered a new scale.  If I'm on a kick where I can lose a few pounds, I want to see it on my scale. 

I did pick up my crocheting again yesterday for a while.  This is a good sign.  I was rather hoping to open the front door and let the sun in while I crochet a bit this morning, but there is no sun just yet.  It is cold, just 16F degrees.  Hopefully once we get past this week of cold temps, the Spring temps will be back. 

Well I think that's about enough of my babble for today.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

And The World Goes On!!

March 22, 2017

Good morning.  Goodness what a strange weather pattern so far this morning.  The sun is shining, it's cold, and we've already had a light snow shower.  Hmmm, Old Man Winter just might be losing his grip on us.  This is good because I'm ready for Spring!!

Well, being housebound does have it's rewards.  Since yesterday, I've already purchased a couple of gifts that I've been looking for.  When they arrive here, I'll put them in the gift tote till I need them.  A couple days ago, I was able to go online and order all my March birthday gifts, and they should all arrive sometime today.  All my little ducks are beginning to line up in a row.  At least some of them.

As I said before, while all this wicked sick stuff has been brewing, lots of other things have been happening.  My beautiful great granddaughter Aurora turned one year old.  Goodness, she's a beauty!  Here she is enjoying her cake, and a really great close up of her playing.



As I look out the door, I see that my flag is beginning to dance wildly, so I guess the wind is picking up.  That's okay, it's nice indoors.  We're just finishing up with our breakfast, and now Pogo is happily napping.  I'll let him go out on the porch when it's time for the mailman to come by.  Then he can bark and get his exercise. 

Yesterday, I did not do any laundry, no biggie.  I can do it later today.  Actually, I didn't do much of anything yesterday.  My energy and my concentration don't seem to be in much of a hurry to get back to normal.  I'm hoping that by next week I can get back to making quick pages.  Once I do that, I'll try to make lots of them and get caught up with all the ones I've missed posting. 

DIL Janet is supposed to be coming by after work this afternoon, and I do think she will be cooking supper.  I hope so because cooking is not on my favorite list of things to do right about now either.  As you can see, I'm really well taken care of. 

Getting back to the recent happenings, remember the big snow storm we had just before I left for Florida?  Well, Janicee found ways to enjoy it.  While her sweetie was in Myrtle Beach playing baseball with his college baseball team, she was making Snow Angels. 


And when she got done playing in the snow, Janicee made a delicious chocolate cheesecake.  Oh yum!


Last night, I had the munchies.  I'm going to have to be very careful about that though, because I do not want to gain my lost pounds back.  I'd really like to drop down another pants size.  Maybe I'll have to measure out my night time snacks so that I do not get carried away with them. 

I talked with Joe yesterday, and he said that he would help SIL Eddie to take down the porch screen covers soon.  This will be nice because then I'll be able to see more of the outdoors from my door.  Plus, Pogo and I will be able to spend a bit of time out there when the weather is nice. 

I know I'm rambling, but somehow that's how I talk lately.  Bear with me.  Hopefully, I'll get back to normal soon.  I spoke with my friend Beth last night, and she's still quite sick with that horrible new strain of flu that has hit a lot of folks this year.  Beth, gets lots of rest and get well soon.  I'm missing that beautiful smile. 

Now it's time to start up the nebulizer.  Gosh, I get so excited just thinking about it!!!  haha.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have an awesome day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Hair Do You Do?

March 21, 2017

Good morning, at least for a little while longer.  I just could not bring myself to want to get up this morning.  I have so much lost sleep to catch up on.  Although I must say that sleeping in so late has me feeling a bit wonky for a while until I completely wake up.  I'm sure this will all resolve itself as time goes by. 

Well, I got through the day yesterday by myself.  You know, in the hospital they kept trying to hook me up with a visiting nurse to look in on me (at home), or someone to come in and make sure that I was all right at home.  This is not a view I have had of myself for my retirement years, so it is a bit difficult for me to adjust my attitude and accept  that I'm just not quite the same as I've always been.  Ouch!  That's a big lump to swallow.

On to some fun stuff!!  Life has been busy while I've been laid up and a lot of fun things have gone on.  Over the past weekend, Daughter Audrey took Miss Bea (her friend) and her granddaughter Alena out for the day.  All three of them went to a beauty salon and got new hair do's.  Oh my, how pretty they all look!!  Here are some photos that Audrey sent to me. 

This first photo is Audrey.
 
Next, we have her friend, Miss Bea.  And finally we have we have my great granddaughter, Alena.
 
 
 
Don't they all look beautiful with their new "do's"?  This is what I had planned to do for myself before all this sickness moved in.  So, one of the first things I'm going to do once I'm back on my feet good, is to have my hair cut. 
 
Here's a photo that I had meant to post over a week ago, but was not able to.  When daughter Audrey left Florida to go home, she was met at her destination airport by her hubby Mac and granddaughter Alena.  Goodness, such a super homecoming!  Hmmm. me thinks that Alena looks a lot like her Grandpa!!
 
 
Well, Spring is finally here!!  Yeah!!!  I realize that we have a few more cold days coming our way, but as long as Spring is here, we'll be just fine.  Pretty soon, I need to have the porch screen covers taken down and put away.  Pogo and I are looking forward to spending time out on the porch.   
 
My Bird Of Paradise plant and the Orange Jasmine plant are also looking forward to being able to stay outdoors in the sunshine and fresh air.  It's been a long winter for both of them.  Another plant that is anxious to get back outside is the mosquito plant that I brought indoors last Fall.  It has made it through the whole winter and still looks really good. 
 
Yesterday, I did two loads of laundry.  One for my blanket, and one for the towels.  Actually, the towels are still out in the dryer.  I got too tired to finish folding them.  Today I'd like to do a load of my clothes.  That should do it for the laundry for a while. 
 
It's already noon time so I guess I'd best get with my meds again.  I'm finding that they are taking up a lot of my time.  Especially the nebulizer.  There are two different medicines for it and they both need to done twice a day.  Funny, in the hospital they only came by twice a day with this, but here at home it calls for four times a day.  Ah well, such is life.
 
I've just taken a break here to call my doctor and make an appointment  to go see him.  I'm supposed to see him within three days of being home from the hospital, but he can't see me until next Monday afternoon.  (eight days later)  I told his nurse how very disappointed I am at how everything was handled while I was in Florida.  I also told her all the problems I'm having in getting the portable oxygen that I need. 
 
I have a portable, but it is almost as tall as I am and can't be taken on an airplane.  I also won't be taking it into any stores or markets.  Actually, I can't push it and a store shopping cart at the same time.  So, Pogo and I will be staying home a lot for a few months. 
 
It's time to get off my grump wagon.  This afternoon, I want to crochet a bit.  It's very calming.  Yesterday, I called the St. Joseph's Indian School to let them know about all the hat and scarf sets that I'm making.  I just want to make sure that they want them. It was very pleasant talking with these folks.  They do so much to give their children a better life.  As soon as I can, I'll post a list of things that they can use.  Meanwhile, anyone wanting to send things to them, here's the address. 
 
St. Joseph's Indian School, 220 North Main Street,  Chamberlain, So. Dakota, 57325.  I have another school address to share, but first I'll have to dig it out.  When you send anything, put a contact letter inside the package listing information about what is included in the package.  (list of contents)  All our children are precious.
 
Well now I think I'll get on with my day here.  Meds are calling and it is time to make lunch.  I've lost eleven pounds so far, and I'd like to stay on this track.  So, I'm also learning to adjust my meals and what I eat.  Ah well, I'm off now.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a really super day.
 
Hugs, Edna B.