Monday, January 11, 2010

Warmer weather!

Well, I guess the cold weather was here for a reason, if nothing else it should make me appreciate the warmer weather once it really warms up. I have always hated cold weather. I don't like winter or the way it gets dark so early. It depresses me along with alot of other people. I hate my dry, pale winter skin. I hate always getting a cold and seeing snotty nosed babies. One of the few things I like about winter is Christmas and that winter is when Griffin and Halle Grace were born. Oh how I long for warm, sunny weather!!!!!!!!!!
Oh another note it is a new year and I really didn't make a resolution. (Every year that I remember making one I never stuck to it.) The resolutions I have made in past years that I can remember...
1. To loose weight - I probably started making this resolution when I was around 20 and weighed 130 pounds. I did lose weight that year but obviously have struggled with this forever... I now weigh almost 50 pounds more than I did when I made that resolution. ( Oh to only weigh 130 again.. sigh)
2. To be better at cleaning my house. This one has only gotten worse too. I use to blame it on working and having children but right now I do not work and my girls are grown and married. My house is messier than when the girls lived here..
3. To throw away clutter. That one I have never accomplished. The only time I had an uncluttered house was the year after our house burned. We started over and had very little in the house for about a year. Unfortunately it is once again cluttered. I am a packrat and guess that is one trait I inherited from my Ma-Ma. Needless to say I do not entertain alot. And once I am dead and gone I really think the kids will remember the fun things we have done (and not dwell on the cluttered house)
4. To not worry so much. Another one I have never been able to master. I know it is wrong to worry but I have spent so much of my life doing just that. Over the span of my lifetime, worrying accounts for hours and hours of invaluable time that I'll never get back. I even worry about "why do I worry" But if I haven't been able to change it is 51 years I can't see changing it now. I know God is in control and I agree to not sweat the small stuff but for me it is just easier to know these things than to do them.

Well for what I have started for the New Year and hope to continue to do :

1. I have started another Wed. night Beth Moore bible study and am doing my homework with it daily. Hopefully this will help me to be a better person. I hope to be more forgiving, more thoughtful and more motivated.
2. I invited a friend and her family to church and they are going! They went both Wed. night and yesterday and then thanked me for asking them. It was a great feeling and I vow to invite others. You know sometimes all it takes is someone making the step to invite someone. You just never know! I wish I could get both of my girls back in church and excited about it. (Prayers for this..)

I went to my doctor about the knee (from my fall-fell from attic to the cement garage) The Dr. ordered an MRI and then sent me (today) to an Orthopedics Physician. Thankfully it is only some nerve damage and inflammation to the bursa. He said to continue to keep ice on it and elevate it. It has been 5 weeks and really hard to keep it elevated. I am just ready for it to be well! It is extremely swollen and sore. I can see the pain is less tan it was but it is still very painful and I eat Ibuprofen it seems. The Dr. stressed how very fortunate I am to only have mild injuries from this 10 foot fall. He said he has a new patient who has some spinal cord damage from only falling 8 feet. Every time I think of how much worse this could have been I again get a sick feeling and thank God for how things turned out. I do have this ugly scar on my head but I can live with that.

This Saturday is Griff's second birthday. He got so very much for Christmas it is hard to come up with a thing to even get him. He loves to watch DVD's in the car so I will probably just get him a couple of those and some new clothes for spring.
Halle Grace will be one on February 7. ( which is also my birthday!)Her mommy is already planning something big for her first birthday.

Saturday, December 26, 2009


Well, we survived Christmas and I am looking forward to a new year.. There are so many things I plan for the upcoming year. You just never know what lies ahead!
We went to Jessica's on Christmas Eve and had brunch and opened gifts. Everyone happened to be off work and since Danny worked Christmas Day we celebrated early. It was so much fun to watch Griff and Halle Grace open gifts this year. Griff will be two in January so this year he was so cute opening gifts! He would open one and say"WOW" or " oh look!" Halle Grace would just as soon to have played with the ribbon and paper but she sure made some cute pictures. This was her first Christmas and we had to catch some good pictures.
On Christmas morning Danny worked so I got up and went to see Carson and Griff's Santa stash. They both had so much fun and were excited! Naturally Carson was glued to his Wii trying out some of his new games. Griff was playing for a few minutes with each gift and throwing it down to look at something else. I left there and went to Michael and Jessica's and played with Halle Grace!
Noah,Nick, Marshall, Danna and Jerry were on the go to so many different places. They also went to Mississippi to Jerry's aunts so we will actually be getting together with them tomorrow after church. Those boys get so much as they have so many people buying for them.
Danny's mom has breast cancer (which has spread to her spine and brain) so Christmas was very sad for her. She did not feel up to visiting or doing anything with the grandkds this year. She really is having a tough time right now and I pray for her to not hurt so much and for the family to be at peace over making difficult decisions. I am suppose to take her to her orthopedics doctor on Monday. She also has chemo on Wed.and I sure hope she feels better and is strong enough for her appointments this week. It is going to be a tough time for everyone as she lives alone and she does not want to give in and leave her home.
I enjoyed visiting with some classmates last week. We plan to have another get together soon and hopefully even more can attend. It is so hard to imagine that I have been out of school so long. We all had fun and many stories from school were exchanged.
I love Facebook and seeing everyone Christmas pictures. Being "old" (per my grandkids..) I refused for years to get on facebook. However once I did - I am amazed at how many classmates and friends I have reconnected with!It is fun to see pictures and keep up with friends children and what is going on in their lives.

I am still in constant pain from my fall three weeks ago. My knee is still so very swollen and I am in constant pain. I hurt my arm, head, finger, leg and knee. I realize I am so fortunate it was not much worse (considering I fell about 10 feet to the cement garage) I had 6 stitches on my head and oh how much worse it could have been. I have concluded my climbing in attics is all over. I really think this is the worst accident I have ever had and being that I am 51 I am blessed. If I don't see a very big improvement by next week I am going to break down and go back to the doctor to see if I have messed up something in my leg. Hopefully it will start improving but it sure has been a slow go with it so far... I have tried to keep it elevated, heat on it and taken Ibuprofen for the past4 days but had very little relief.

Thanks for taking time to read my blog and I hope everyone has a wonderful New Year!!
Bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you. - Colossians 3:13

Saturday, December 19, 2009


It is beginning to look alot like Christmas! All of the kids are super excited as they get a long break from school to celebrate Christmas. Tomorrow we are going to my nieces for our first family get together and I am excited. There will be close to twenty of us which includes two additions from last Christmas. The kids are so cute and will be fun to get them together.
I know I am wrong and I really try to do better but for me Christmas just isn't what it use to be. I do love getting everyone together and try so hard to help create traditions and memories for the grandkids. Our house burned a few years ago two days before Christmas and since then I have not even put up a big Christmas tree. That year all of my gifts were smoked and ruined, my tree was burned up and I spent Christmas in the Jamison Inn. We stayed there for almost a week and in a bed and breakfast until Easter week-end while our house was redone. It still makes me sick if I allow myself to think about it and I choose to try to block it out pretty much. I do realize how fortunate we were and how much worse things could have been. And I do thank God nothing tragic happened form that but it still makes me sick when I think about it... Despite this I am looking forward to family and friends and try to slow down long enough to be thankful for the true meaning of Christmas.
Monday I am having lunch with 10-12 people I graduated with and look forward to this visit. It will be short and everyone will have things to do afterwards but I am thankful to still have contact with several classmates.. Gosh I am getting old!!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009


Well, I am really behind as usual... My blog is suppose to just be my place to benefit my family and true friends on what is going on in my life. One of my friends granny kept a diary for years..... It was more of a journal but she wrote in it daily and kept it beside her phone. She would put everything from the weather, birthdays, Dr appts, and Bible verses... Her family treasures those journals and when she died they did not fight over her valuables but enjoyed dividing her journals. She was a wonderful person and I would only hope my family had such memories of me.
I am again behind on what has been going on in my life. I hopefully will update again soon but for now.. just to let you know I am still alive (Thank you God!!)
My greatest treasures are my grandkids and I have enjoyed them so much in the last few weeks. Last night I had Griff and tonight Nick is spending the night. Today I had Marshall and Noah as well. I also took my mother in law to have her chemo treatment in Decatur and to another appointment. From a day of smiles and happy memories with grandkids to a sad surrounding of sick, drained cancer patients. Each one with his/her own story and all I could do was listen and talk to them.
Tomorrow I am going to Carson's Christmas party at school and he is so excited! They will be out of school for over two weeks and it seems like a long break to him right now. However it will swiftly pass him by.. just as life does.
This year has flown and I thank God for another year... Hopefully I will catch up soon...

Monday, November 23, 2009

Thanksgiving week!

Wow -has this year not flown by?? My week-end started out fun... Friday I went shopping then brought Griff home with me for a few hours..Saturday we took Halle Grace to get her first Santa picture made.. she was not afraid at all! After Santa picture we went and got pictures of Carson, Griff and Halle Grace together! Griff would not smile at all but hopefully we will get a few good shots from it.. : (
After pictures we all went and ate then I came home. A few hours later I began breaking out it hives all over! Itching terribly and it gradually got worse.. Saturday night was a very long night.... with no sleep. Finally at 7 am I called Connie and got her to take me to the ER. (Danny left for work 3 AM) Connie is always there for me... poor thing-I have drug her through so many things.... Anyway- we were at ER for 3 hours ! They concluded what assumed they would- an allergic reaction to who knows what... Gave me a couple of shots, a prescription of steroids and I was on my way... It has been a miserable 3 days but tonight I can say I feel much better. I have had two nights of little sleep,alot of itching and benadryl... I just hope it never happens again and can't imagine what caused it....
Tonight I went and worked on our Relay For Life Christmas float.. We had 3 men who did our construction tonight and it should really turn out nice!! Relay For Life's theme now is celebrate more birthdays! The parade theme is The Reason For The Season... So we decided to make a huge birthday cake and put Relay theme on the side of it... and a sign that says "Jesus Is the Reason For the Season". Tomorrow I am going to paint the cake and do signs for it... We are also going to use the cake for our Relay For Life in April.
Thanksgiving is Thursday and we are all going to daddys for dinner. I have so much to be thankful for.. but mainly- my family, friends, and health. I thank God everyday for all of these....
Friday I am going to Auburn with my sister and family plus Jess, Michael and Halle Grace. It is suppose to turn cold but I know we will have a blast!!!
Hope everyone has a good,safe Thanksgiving.

Thursday, November 19, 2009


I have had an exciting two days! Jessica had a teachers conference in Nashville an Michael had to work do Danny and I have kept Halle Grace.. she is so funny and growing up much to fast.Halle is nine months old and doing some of the sweetest things. She can say several words but refuses to drink from a cup or feed herself. It is so funny! You can give her a sippy cup and she will lock those lips and refuse to drink from it. She can pick up the smallest little morsel she locates but refuses to put it in her mouth. She also will not drink juice! We have tried everything possible and she will not budge... I can tell she is going to be determined -so much like her mommy! Which Jessica was walking, and even talking in two or three word phrases at nine months! ( I know people laugh when I say she was talking good at nine months but I promise she was!!) Anyway- back to H.G. - she was such an angel for us...I was determined to have her drinking from her cup in these two days but H.G. had other ideas... I did teach her to patty cake and she cried for me which melts my heart! OH and one of the words she does say over and over -happens to be Nana! Melts my heart!!! Danny tried to teach her to say Pawpaw and we finally got her to say it a couple of times... she has his heart as well.... She may possibly be our last grandchild and I actually would like to keep her a baby for a long,long time.... AS Jessica said the other day- she read somewhere.... you never see a child start school with a bottle so we will not stress over the cup situation yet..!! : )
We took Danny's mom to have her port put in for her chemo. treatments. She then had her 2nd chemo treatment today. She has a long road ahead and it breaks my heart for her. Cancer is such a horrible disease and I so pray for a cure! I lost my mom when I was 23 and have lost so many friends and family members to it. Now my mother in law as well as my son in law; Jerry- his mom also has breast cancer. Prayers needed for them both...
Got a busy week-end and upcoming week ahead. Tomorrow I plan to go pick Griff up at daycare and bring to our house for a few hours.I miss the little stinker and seldom get to see him anymore... Saturday the kids are having Christmas pictures made. HG is also having Santa pictures -her first time to see Santa so it should be interesting! It doesn't matter if she cries I plan to purchase a picture of her seeing Santa for the first time!
Thanksgiving we will all go to my daddy's and then Friday is Iron Bowl- Alabama vs. Auburn... We are going to Auburn and I sure hope it isn't cold.... I also wish this game was Saturday instead of Friday- but oh well..... I am sure Bama will dominate but it still will be fun..
I am having problems with my pictures that I have downloaded - can't seem to load them to facebook or my blog... will work on it more soon...
Danny works at the airport and gets up in the mornings at 2 AM... I often find myself still up when he is leaving for work.... his days off are Wed. and Thursday -so tomorrow is his Monday.... So -goodnight.. going to hit the bed before he gets up to get ready fo his day....