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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Thank You Each One.

All is well. There is recovery to get through but it appears all is well.

There is one area that will be re-looked at but other than than, all is well.

I give my thanks and he will too for your care and love and prayer.  I am fortunate to have you as friends.  I knew I was all along.  xoxox

Sunday, October 19, 2014

A Few Spare Thoughts (and Prayers?)


Tomorrow is a big day.  My boy will be going to the University Medical Center to endure another surgery.  We will leave here at 0800.  I will return who knows when as it is hours long surgery.  Maybe  six +.  So, I have hired someone to feed Katie.  I will be home late evening.

Will you remember me and my boy?

XXOO


Sunday, October 12, 2014

Rainy Sunday...

Gonna have rain all this week coming as well with 3-4 inch downpours on Tuesday I think he said.

Meanwhile, headed to my son's mother in law's home for lunch.  I was invited this week.  Looking forward to it.  Haven't been there ever so this will be a first.

Have a great Sunday.


Friday, October 10, 2014

Another Rainy Rainy Gloomy Dark Day.

But, better to have that than none at all.  :-)

I just got back from getting my flu shot.  They are short handed so it took a while of sitting to get called to where they were giving shots.  There were two nurses and I was at my doctor's office.  Nice to get that done.  They usually swell a bit, turn red somewhat and sometimes itch.  My reaction lasts a week or so.  But it beats having the flu.

One of my good friends and a colleague passed away several days ago and his family is receiving friends this evening and of course, I will go.  It really bothers me that he is gone as it was his choice as opposed to illness or accident.  You hope that anyone you know will reach out to their family or even friends or a doctor rather than feel that hopeless.  But it is not for me to ever know.  I just feel saddened by it.

Moving on to another topic, I want to thank those who were concerned about me and my family and expressed that either here or in Katie's blog.  Not many know I have one but everyone knows about Queen (or Countess) Katie. :-)  So dear and concerned comments poured in there.  Thank you each and every one.  These dear thoughts and prayers make a huge difference because He is always listening.

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is about on us?  And Christmas only 4 weeks past THEN?  WHERE do the weeks fly off to?  I am always saying..you wake up Christmas morning..turn around several times and it's the 4th of July!  Turn around again and it has become time for Christmas again.

See you soon.  Getting somewhat busy around here.  xxoo




Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Gloomy Rainy Dark Dark Day

Now if that's not an awful title, I don't know what is.  :-)

Seems to always be raining here regardless of the rain gauges at an airport miles and miles away that make the decision if WE have had rain or not.  I wrote several weathermen on our TV stations and asked why that is done. And I asked that the instruments come back to the town/City (Knoxville) that they are claiming the statistics for.  They didn't understand the question I guess because two that I wrote said because that is where the weather station instruments are hence, Alcoa's stats are supposed to be Knoxville's.  Oooookaaaaay!   Well, who woulda thunk it?  Sheesh.

Here is a picture of my room, without a flash.  It is grainy and taken with the phone.  It doesn't do well in such low light.  The whole house is lit with lights in the various rooms that I am mostly in...i.e. the living room and here, the computer room and the kitchen.  SO dreary and gloomy.



Meanwhile, I have the pleasure of my son, his wife and the baby grandson-to-be coming over for supper tomorrow night.  I'm trying out a new recipe, with thick pork chops, yellow potatoes and onion, other things including a bit of Parmesan cheese.  I so hope it turns out well.  I made an apple pie too.  WE are having some steamed broccoli and carrots as a side.

I went to work out this morning an hour later than usual and the owner had some type of exercise class going so I left.  Maybe I can go tomorrow and get there early enough not to run into that.

xxoo Have the best of days and the rest of the week too.


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

OFF to See My Rednecks

Ladies and Germs, I am headed off to the Redneck Room.  (That is just an affectionate term that another blogger named the room where we colleagues meet and talk so loudly) There is no such thing  as a place in a restaurant called  a Redneck Room. It is just what my blogger Pal, whom I miss very much, called it in a comment he made way back when.  He said "I'll go get the Redneck Room ready" after I had written a blog describing how loud and happy we get, and how we run others out of the room who dare encroach to sit and eat their meals.  They apparently can't abide our noise and constant laughter.  His comment tickled me then-- and it still does to this minute.

I wish he would stop by again after all this time and see how enduring that one comment he made still is.  LOL.

At the Redneck Room, we will have a very early lunch.  Our bellies are still set to 1100 hrs. as that is about the time we ate (or still do, for those who are working) our lunch. When you start your working day way before 0500, you are really ravenous by 1030 which is when we usually tore into our lunches. If it was midnights instead of yucky days, then we ate about the same time at NIGHT--- 2230 (or 10:30 PM. )

We are L-O-U-D because it is a habit ingrained because many times, noise was such that you kept your radio almost wide open in order to hear crucial things.  You could use an ear type receiver but it got in the way.  And we are loud because we are happy to be together, working or not.  It is a close knit family as no one does what we do.  So we can trade experience and other related things that are ours alone.

So, I'm off to be loud...look as pretty as I can as there are few women other than me.  (not a job for most ladies, very demanding in several ways).

Anyhow, I had a fabulous birthday (September 25th).  My family showed up on Friday, two days later by choice as I had school Thursday the 25th till 2100.  What a GREAT evening.  I'm not allowed to say yet, as it is early on in my grandchild's development, but I got to know the sex of the baby, and what a celebration!  I was squired out to a more upper end restaurant for my supper and ice-cream later with lots of laughing.  Almost like the redneck room atmosphere.  I have a Pandora bracelet  with, what else, a kitty charm to start.  I have an Apple brand (I'm a MAC person) new WIFI unit.  My guy was at least 9 years old. And, I have a new purse, Hello Kitty!  I LOVE it.  It is not girly as there is a black background with small Hello Kitty faces on it.  Generous size.  It's going to the RedNeck Room today.  And a card to being tears to my eyes it was so loving.

Seer you over there..let's eat!


Thursday, September 25, 2014

A Special Day

Today, I am elebenty squillion years old.  I really am.  I was there and I ought know.

It is a traditon these past years that on my birthday assuming it is a weekday, my son who teaches middle school in Charlotte NC will ask his class if they would like to sing Happy Birthday to me.  So if they agree they would like to by a majority, he fires up his cell phone and calls me three times total on my birthday so that three of the classes can sing Happy Birthday to me.  I got the first call at 0930.  I love it.  It's an honor as far as I see it.  ��  Makes the day even more special.

Last night one of my sons and his wife and I had supper at my daughter-in-law's Grandmother's home.  Talk about delicious!  Now she can't read this so you know I am telling the truth.  I overate the broccoli casserole because I have never tasted one that delicious in all my days.  (elebenty squillion of 'em.)  I asked for the recipe but it didn't seem forthcoming.  That's alright.  Everyone has their secret recipe.

My next phone call with a song (if the kids want to) will be 1130.  Next after that about 1415.  I always get three.

Tomorrow, two sons and daughter-in-law will squire me to supper and stay a bit.  SO looking forward to that.  They can't make it today and that is fine as I have a class to attend tonight till 9. I missed last Thursday's class as I was still in Knoxville and could not make it back in time.

You all have a happy day today and be grateful for anything you wish to be grateful for.  xox