Saturday, May 30, 2015

YEA! SUN! For Now

Thank you for the birthday wishes for Erich yesterday.  That was a hard won birthday.  xoxox

We went to Applebee's and had supper.  They have a wonderful sling-like thingy to hold an infant's bulky carseat.  That worked great!  So everyone ate and I had to have a half Caeser  salad with grilled chicken.  I ate it nekkid, no dressing,  as I hate salad dressing almost always unless it was what my Dad used to make back when I was a girl.  So I left even half of the chopped lettuce types there and ate the chicken and some lettuce.  I am on a diet despite not looking too bad, as it is better for me to do so.  AND I wanted a piece of cake when I  got home.  Oh my goodness was that good  The other son stopped and got ice-cream on their way home here to go with the ice-cream.  YUM.  There went the diet what with the cake and the ice-cream but gee..ya gotta do that sometimes.  Nommy!

James was a model baby!  Kissed the hide off him,  each one of us.  He got passed around like a bowl of candy while we all loved on him.

Just wanted to say thank you for coming by for his birthday greeting.  You'll not realize what it meant to me.  xxoo to you each.  Thank you.

THIS would have been appropriate YESTERDAY had I thought of it!  Dang!!!

Friday, May 29, 2015


Happy Birthday dearest son.  Each birthday of yours and your brothers is cherished as a reminder to me how blessed I am to be mother to all of you.  What a privilege and how thankful I am that I was given the gift of motherhood.  

Today is your own day out of all of them in the year and I give love for you this day as I do all of days of the year.

I have your birthday cake made and it will be waiting for you when you get here!  Thank you for being my son.



Katie will take care of refreshment at the party tonight.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Take 5

Boy, I have been really going through a tough row to hoe here what with what I now know is Bronchitis.  It's untreated Bronchitis till recently as the persons who saw me the first three times assumed it was a reaction to a blood pressure pill.  They even x-rayed me to see if I had pneumonia and I did not  & do not.  But no one ever thought of Bronchitis until my Dr. got back from vacation and said it was.  Now I am going to be better as I have a Z Pac to help and some working prescription cough medicine to help with the incessant coughing.  It has been a rough almost three weeks.

The cough syrup makes me terribly sleepy and it is all I can do to keep my eyes open until time to take the night dose so I will sleep tonight without coughing my lungs up.  I got to lie down to sleep last night,  I have been sitting up in bed trying to help the horrible coughing fits.

It has been a beautiful day and I hope it was a good one for you as well.  I have a few Dr. related things to get done this week and next and then, I will be out from under that.


Momma and babies.  Resting and sleeping on Momma

aint it the truth!? 

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Oh my oh my

I have a very bad....something...going on.  Incessant coughing all day and all night.  No fever.  Some sinus drainage but the coughing keeps me and Katie the beautiful Tuxie Cat, up most of the night.  She usually just abandons ship and leaves me after putting up with it as long as she can.  She wrote in her own blog that it was like trying to sleep on a trampoline what with me rocking the bed with all this coughing.  So neither of us sleep much.  I am starting to feel sorry for myself.  My Dr's Clinic has emergency appointments on weekends.  On Sunday they start at 1200.  I will call and ask if they can see me just to assess what it is.  It could be bronchitis, a cold or something worse.

Anyway,  had to complain.  See ya later, gator.
Close up taken by my Nikon. 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Celebrate Good Times, Come On!

"There's (was) a party goin' on right here..."  Well, there was with son, daughter-in-law and the most important guest, little James.  Six weeks old!  They came to take me for something to eat as I was gone to the other son's home on Mother's Day.  And my son wanted to make his wife's first Mother's Day special.  So they were occupied with that and I, with Charlotte NC.

Here are my Mother's Day flowers from my son who came to visit last evening.

And they gifted me with a gorgeous (truly!) midnight blue soft as a cloud stole.  Dinner and even dessert.

Here is their biggest gift on his way here.

I got to feed him!  And hold him of course and smooch the hide off his sweet little head.

Look at the dear and precious to me gift that a distant blogging friend made just for me.  That was so meaningful a gift and hand made.  I will always have it out on display.  I may put it on my headboard.  I was moved to tears on seeing it.  Thank you dear dear friend.

XooX to all of you.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Mother's Day

Friends,  got to go to visit one of my son's in NC for my Mother's Day with him.  I haven't gotten to go there for a year due to some family circumstances but I was there and just got home.  He gave me a card from him and Katie combined, and a bottle of pure cherry juice that I love.  Not just cherry flavored..pure juice, nothing added.  And another charm for the Pandora bracelet he started for me last birthday of mine.  AND a Chia Cat Grass planter with the grass seed to make grow.  I haven't seen the other two boys yet.  One celebrated his and his wife's first Mother's Day today!!

Want to see some things I saw and wanted to buy but could not afford them
ain't he neat?

at my two favorite consignment stores in Charlotte?  I'll post them.  Well, I didn't want the gorilla nor the preambulator, no, but they were fun to look at as was the model airplane.

Here are some pictures that I hope you like too.

Makes you wanna have a good time, huh?

Hey dude! 

"One for the Money, Two for the show..."

A boys dream come true

He is sitting in an old fashioned wheelchair for sale.

Hm.  Illuminati stuffs?

8 Track!

I bought this.  Japanese style cat

LOVE to have him

Monday, May 4, 2015

Beautiful Day

I am amazed.  We have had six beautiful days in a ROW!  That NEVER happens.  I am grateful!  Heck, I'm grateful for every day.  Doesn't have to be a sunny one but that is sure an added pleasure.

Headed to The Big City to visit grandson this morning along with his great grandmother in tow.  He is a month and four days old now.  And changes are apparent.  I think he will be, as a good blogging friend put it yesterday, a suitable contender for the Princess Royal's hand by and by.

I got the house cleaned up as is my habit.   Once a week it is a thorough drubbing; the rest is on an as needed basis.  I love to sit later in the thorough cleaning day and just look at the vacuum cleaner marks through the very trackable carpet.  The minute either I-- or anyone else including the cat walk over it, it's (steps) very visible.

For once the air conditioning was on yesterday.  Not terribly needed but delightful anyway.  The yard was mowed and weed eater was used so everything looks good out there.  I hire out the job as I have a steep hilly yard.  I had them cut any brush and weeds away from the back fence as it is facing onto the forest and wild things grown up to it and tries to take over the yard in back.  Have to keep after it.

Anyone know a good English Ivy killer?  Round Up Tough Brush and Poison Ivy Killer does not seem to have done the job.  It's still out there looking like it's ready to celebrate another century of living well!!

My poor rose tree (that's what  it's called) died.  It had come back well after the horrible ice storms and all, and then, two killing freezes killed it deader than a door nail.  My poor Gardenia had made a comeback as well and the ice storms killed it before the hard freezes could even try.  VERY sad for me as I love both.  The yard is too hard for me to dig in so I have to hire THAT done as well if I find a plant.  Ground is like concrete.

See ya over at your place...