Wednesday, September 29, 2010

You Know....

I have not had any really good blog ideas in a very long time. So, I'll just list some things that have been going on.

1. I've been keeping LMW several days and it's wonderful. He makes me laugh, smile, feel joyful, and he poops on me, but that's ok too. ;)

2. Mom has had some ups and downs with the cancer and other issues, but is holding her own. She was able to have a second round of chemo last Monday, and we weren't sure that was going to happen due to her blood counts. And the stress test she had came out fine.

3. My brother has moved in with Mom to help out. He is a Godsend. Now, if we can just get him a job so he can stay, we will all sigh with relief.

4. I haven't been very creative lately. I've gotten most everything on my long list of things to do done. I can't come up with any really good ideas for making Christmas gifts. There are countless ones out there, but they aren't much good if you don't think your recipient will really use them. There are just a couple I can think of, and I need to be working on them.

5. We are STILL working on the back porch. The man we hired to construct it was very good, but it just didn't turn out as we thought it would. So, SR is having to do some repositioning and reconstruction. I have a little painting left to do on the backdoor and trim as well. And we need to get the landscaping around the porch done before the wet weather gets here. (If the local weatherman is to be believed, we have plenty of time...)

6. I've lost one bush and two trees to the summer drought, and I may lose another tree. I've been frantically watering it, sometimes twice a day, but it still seems to be gradually drying up to nothing.

7. I haven't been eating as healthy as I need to. I just can't seem to stay on track. I must get a grip before the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons arrive.  I have been walking regularly though and using the elliptical some, so that's a plus.

8. We have a new pastor at church and so far so good. I haven't actually met him face to face, and it's my own fault. I can't see the pulpit or stage if we sit on the ground floor, so we always sit in the balcony. Makes it hard to hob nob with most of the members. I do like his wife though. A lot. She is in my Sunday School class.

That's it for now.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Like Grandpa

Lately, I've been spending most of my time taking care of Little Man, and my mother. She spent yet another weekend night in the hospital getting a transfusion, but she is feeling pretty well at present.

Friday night Little man stayed all night with Nanna and Grandpa. I wouldn't say we got a good night's sleep, but we managed and it could have been much worse. LM did sleep all night, but wasn't really restful. He wriggled and squirmed and mewed and I wound up with him in the bed with me. I slept in little snatches, but got enough sleep to function the next day. (took a good nap that afternoon)

Sister #1 gave LM overalls at his baby shower. (He wasn't in attendance as he was still in Mommy's tummy) They finally fit now, and we got some good shots of him and Grandpa dressed alike today!

He was a very good boy today and we all three had a blast!


Pay no attention to the propane bottle behind us....

When my cousin saw the first photo, she sent me a poem she'd found that was very appropriate:

The Little Chap Who Follows Me!
Author: Unknown
A careful man I want to be;
A little fellow follows me.
I do not dare to go astray
For fear he'll go the self same way.

I cannot once escape his eyes,
Whate'er he sees me do, he tries.
Like me he says he's going to be;
The little chap who follows me.

He thinks that I'm so very fine,
Believes in every word of mine.
The base in me he must not see;
The little chap who follows me.

I must remember as I go
Through summer's sun and winter's snow,
I'm building for the years to be;
The little chap who follows me.
 Note to self:   That goes for Nanna as well.......

Thursday, September 9, 2010


Spent another weekend at UAMS with Mom.  This time, we thought she was having a heart attack, but it was pneumonia. She felt pretty bad, but after she was given a dose of strong antibiotics, she felt a lot better. She's home, but still feeling a bit weak, and the medication they sent home with her makes her feel icky. Other than that, she's doing ok for now.

Even though it wasn't her heart, the cardiologist wants her to have a stress test and is trying to set it up on the same day as her next chemo. Personally, I feel that's just too much to try to do in one day, but we will see if she's actually able to have chemo on the appointment date. In the past, her platelets have been low, and every treatment has had to be postponed a week or two. Not sure how things are going to go this time.

Continue to keep up in your prayers. We need all the help we can get.