Friday, November 27, 2009

"Black Friday"

Hi to All. Yes, we survived Thanksgiving and actually enjoyed it!

We were Thankful for all of us who were here but a little sad that the whole gang wasn't together.

Linda & I seasoned the turkey the night before Thanksgiving so it was ready to go in the oven Thursday morning. Linda made her heart attack mashed potatoes, I made oyster dressing and the gravy, Aimee made the green bean casserole, and Eric made the sweet potatoes. My friend, Elena, brought a a corn/greenbean casserole, cookies and pecan pie. Eric's Dad brought more desserts. We had rolls, cranberries and tons of desserts from Lisa & Rich. It was fabulous! We really enjoyed not only the food but being together. We set up 2 tables lengthwise so we all (12) sat at a big, long table. It was great!!

We had lots of clean up help so it went well! We had a lot to be thankful for! Rich was cured of his cancer so he and his family were very happy (so were we). Linda and Michael had safely moved in. Aimee & Eric were here. Eric's Dad came to celebrate with us too. (Eric's Mom died last year).

I missed not having Alexis and Marty there but I guess I can't have everything!

Today is "Black Friday." I forgot what that means except I know that it's a BIG shopping day. I'm staying out of all that mess. Plus, the money's low.

Spoke with Jamey briefly today and she and her family are fine. Good!!

Unfortunately, Aimee & Eric have to leave tomorrow. It makes me very sad. But, they are coming back for Christmas this year which is a first in a long time!!!! That's gives me something to look forward to.

Mom and Dad are doing OK. I think they enjoyed Thanksgiving!

Thanks to all of you for reading and sharing and caring!!

Peace and Hope,


Monday, November 23, 2009

"Monday Monday"

Hi to All.

Just a quick note to let y'all know Aimee, Eric and Turtle arrived safely! Yea! Almost all of our family is together now. Of course, we're missing Marty, Alexis, Elissa & Mike, & Mikey! But I guess we can't have everything.

The trailer is unloaded! It's a miracle. And Michael seems OK. (Thank God). He and Keith are doing some shifting around of boxes.

Aimee and I had fun the last couple of days just being together and laughing! She's soooooo wonderful! I just love her to death! Eric has been very sweet and helpful too. White dog, black dog (Turtle), and orange cat are getting along fine. The kids are staying upstairs with me because Linda & Michael have been in such a mess!

I'm very happy but very tired. It takes everything I have to stay awake all day doing things then stay up a while at night with Aimee! But it's all worth it!

Poor Michael & Linda are pretty pooped and Linda has been having a lot of low blood sugars! Hopefully after today they can have a down day and just relax.

As far as I know, everyone else is OK. I haven't heard from Jamey in a while. I've called twice and she hasn't called back. I don't remember if she said they were going out of town for Thanksgiving. I hope all is well with them!

Happy Thanksgiving to All! I do have a lot to be thankful for!

Peace and Hope,


Saturday, November 21, 2009

It's Saturday again!

Wow, Time flies when you're having fun!! lol (not really)

What a week! I've been in high gear getting ready for Aimee & Eric & Turtle to come this evening! Val and I have been busting our butts getting things organized!

Michael arrived safely last yesterday afternoon (Thank God). Now phase 2 begins. Unloading their trailer. We have hired some high school/college boys to do the heavy work so Michael can just supervise. Michael looks pretty tired these days so I'm hoping he'll just supervise!!

Everyone here is OK. I'm pretty exhausted but VERY excited the kids will be arriving this evening for the Thanksgiving holidays.

Hope all of you are well. Thanks so much for reading this! Any input is greatly appreciated!

Peace and Hope,


Monday, November 16, 2009

10 days later! Monday pm

Wow, I can't believe how long it's been since I've written! So many things have happened. I don't know if I can remember all of them to tell you.

Well, I've been extremely tired requiring almost daily naps. I'm still moving the last of my stuff upstairs. Keith came today to help. (Thank goodness).

Let's see. Last week Poor Linda got bitten many times on her left hand by one of her cats, Lizzy. We tried to clean and treat it at home but it became red and swollen so she had to go to the doctor who gave her an antibiotic shot and some oral antibiotics. Poor Lin, her left hand and arm are a mess, swollen and painful.

Dad seems to be dazed and confused these days and not too happy. Mom continues to decline slowly and be a recliner bum. She does nothing!! Oh well, guess I can't change that!!

We're having serious plumbing problems. The plumbers were here today with an estimate of 21,500!!! Yikes!! Suken, broken pipes under the house! oh No!

My computer has been on the fritz. It keeps loosing the wireless signal so I can't go on line. I don't know what's up with that!

Michael is having a difficult time in NJ. Apparently, he underestimated how much packing and stuff he had left to do after he brought Linda and the cats down south.
He's been a busy bee!! Michael, we can't wait for you to be home safe with us!!

Aimee and Eric are doing fine. They're anxiously awaiting their trip home for Thanksgiving. They arrive this Saturday! Yea! I can't wait!!!!

Jamey and her family seem to be doing well. Alexis has been sick but is now doing OK.

Well, pray for all of us! Michael arrives on Friday. Their furniture also arrives on Friday. Truck will be unloaded Saturday, Sunday and Monday! Wish us luck!

Oh, Linda fell off the chair today and landed on her butt! I sure hope she didn't damage her back surgery!!

I have been buying some storage things and Val and I have been putting them together to try to organize my small place with all my stuff! Yikes!!

Wish me luck. I'm going to La. Research Assoc. to try to be admitted to a drug study. I wasn't accepted on the first study I applied for because I carry the EOAD gene. I hope I get accepted into this one!

Well, I'm tired (as usual). Thanks for reading and sharing and caring!!!

Peace and Hope,


Friday, November 6, 2009

It's another Friday

Hi to All,

Wow, things are still jumping around here. Workman, animals, my sister, my parents. I don't know. My head is swirling but good!

I can't believe it's Friday already. Where has the week gone?

I am sleeping a little better. I slept 5 hours straight last night! It's a new record! Today I drove myself to therapy. Kinda scary but made it. Also, went to the discount pharmacy to pick up some stuff.

When I got home, I was exhausted, so I took a nap! Linda woke me up when she came back from getting a haircut.

Mom is hanging in there. She seems to be glad Linda is here but I don't think Linda has spent a lot of one on one time with her yet. We've been pretty busy doing things, getting organized, and trying to finish my move! Dad seems to be going with the flow as long as his routine doesn't get too messed up. Linda's been great about feeding Mom & Dad dinner, me too! (I do the clean up!)

Michael is back in NJ, working and packing. Hurry home, Michael!!

Aimee & Eric seem to be doing well. Eric had a flex day off today so they were going to do something fun! Great!

I haven't spoken with Jamey or Julie in the last couple of days but I'm sure they and their families are doing fine.

Ya know, I realize I am declining but I don't feel quite so afraid. I think it's because Linda is here to take care of Mom and Dad. So, if I go down hill, my parents will still be well cared for and that makes me happy. They've been good parents to both of us!! And terrific grandparents to Aimee!!

I still feel some pressure to finish the move. Keith will come again on Monday to give me a hand and now Linda is here to help too. She's been great!! It's wonderful having my sister home!!! I can't wait for Michael to finally be here for good!

Aimee & Eric will come for Thanksgiving so I have that to look forward to. I miss my baby girl!! (I know she's not a baby but she's my baby).

Alexis has been very busy with school and cheer leading so I haven't seen her. I miss her too. I can't wait for her to see my new apartment!

I'm hanging in there! Thanks for all your wonderful comments and prayers! They mean a lot to me!

Peace and Hope,


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

It's Tuesday and it's November already!

Hi to All.

Well, My sister Linda and her hubby Michael arrived safely Sunday pm ( and the 4 kitties)! Thank God their all safe!! It was a long hard ride for them but now it's over.

I had put a roast in the crock pot that morning so that night they'd have a home-cooked meal. Well, it came out ok and at least is was hot!

Everyone was pretty exhausted Monday but we were all happy to be together! We visited, cooked and napped!

I'm still not sleeping well at night so I am taking naps almost daily now.

Linda and I brought Michael to the airport today. He flew back to New Jersey to finish packing up the house. He's going to be a busy bee for the next couple of weeks!! (He's such a great guy). He'll return a week or so before Thanksgiving.

Linda and the kitties were sad to see Michael go.(Me too). Linda and I went shopping today to get a few things for her house and my new apartment. I was a bit confused and Linda wandered off ( as usual). It was fun but rushed and then I was very tired. Had to come home and sleep.

Aimee and Eric are doing well and are busy working. Turtle is fine too. I can't wait to see them at Thanksgiving!!!

Jamey and her family are doing fine. Julie and Barbara made to back to Texas safely and are doing well.

I look around this apartment and it's so strange here! But, I am so very happy to have my sister home again. It's weird to see her in MY old house but I guess I'll just have to get used to it!

Mom and Dad seem to be happy Linda is here. Mom seems more weak and frail. I think Dad was happy to see another male (Michael).

My friends Lisa and Rich are doing well. The cancer is gone!! Yes!

Haven't seen Alexis in weeks now. I guess being 13 is pretty rough and busy. I do miss her!

White dog and orange cat are here with me. Orange cat is having a rough time adjusting to our new place but hopefully in time, he will adapt too!

Since I've moved, I only sleep 3-4 hours at a time. Please, now pray for me a sleep a full night. I need the rest.

Thank you all for all your wonderful thoughts and prayers! They are working!

Peace and Hope,