Monday, July 21, 2014

Again, it's been awhile since I've been here.
We lost mama on March 16th at 11:15 PM.  She left this world holding my hand.
We are learning that life goes on.
We are learning that we are thankful that we did have the time with her to say goodbye and leave nothing left unsaid.
We are learning that we miss her something awful!

Big Daddy, Robbie and myself just got home last night from a week's vacation.  We visited:
Lancaster, PA (and surrounding towns)
Hershey, PA
Warrenton, VA

We had a wonderful time and enjoyed relaxing and spending time with each other.

We enjoyed visiting the Amish and looking at all of the beautiful farms.

I got LOTS of retail therapy in while on vacation too!

Hope to hear from some of you!
Have a great week!

Friday, February 28, 2014

Unexpected Day Off...YAY!

Hey Y'all
I am so excited to share that I got the day off today.
My daddy had some things he needed to get done and since mama needs someone with her at all times, I took the day off.
We have had a pretty good day.
Her Hospice nurse and CNA came out this morning and gave her a bath.  While here, her blood pressure was checked.  It was 106 over 66.  That's a little low for her, but it was good.
I did manage to get about 6-8 bites of applesauce in her AND she took her morning pills.  We've not been giving those to her lately because she isn't doing well swallowing all of the time.
I've sat around and done some crochet, played a few games on Facebook, and enjoyed spending the day with her.
Hope things are well your way!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Updates on Things in My Life

Good Gravy!
It has been FOREVER since I've posted.
Truly, I must get better with this blog.
I love writing.
I love following your blogs and keeping up with you and what's going on in your lives.
I apologize for not being a good little blogger.
It's awful, I know!

I do have a few excuses, but none that would merit your sympathy!  Hee-hee!!

I do have some bad news though.  Some horrible news.  News that has shaken my inner core...rattled it...but NOT destroyed it.
During the end of September, my mama was taken via ambulance to our local hospital.  She was having seizures at work.  She's never had a seizure before.
She had another seizure in the ambulance on the way to the hospital.  They did a CT-Scan and found a mass on her brain.  They weren't sure what it was, so the ER doctors ordered an MRI.  We waited FOREVER for the MRI.  So much so that they went ahead and moved her to a room while we waited.  While we were all in the room with her, she had yet another seizure.  This time they put in a breathing tube and she went immediately to ICU.  This was a Thursday morning.  On Sunday afternoon, we were transferred to CMC-Main.  (Charlotte, NC)  They were better equipped to help see what was going on.
Her employer, we found out later, coded her absences as "Leave of Absence" and they cancelled her insurance.  My parents had the option to get Cobra insurance for $1400 a month.  Neither one of them are working.
My daddy was diagnosed in 2010 with Guillian-Barre Syndrome.  You can see the post I wrote back then by clicking here.  Mama was only working so that they could have insurance coverage.
They did surgery to remove the tumor, but they were unable to get it all due to it's location.
Radiation/Chemo?  She was only able to take 17 treatments.  They had planned for 30, but her brain had an adverse reaction to the combination and it made her suicidal and very depressed.  It was HORRIBLE, so we decided to stop all treatment.
Anyway...we've had a rough go of it lately.
She just met her 5 month mark last week.  There were many times I didn't expect her to make it.
There were many days when I thought it wouldn't be much longer.

God has a perfect plan for all of it!
Please keep her in your prayers.
Please comment if you feel like it!
I'd love to hear from y'all!
Also, I set up a donation website to help my parents out!  Click HERE if you'd like to help.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Hey Y'all!

Good evening everybody!
It's been awhile.  I have good intentions.  Life happens.  Obligations get moved to the top of the list.  Facebook takes over.  School is demanding.  Family time is a PRIORITY.  You know...a million different things that weave our everyday days into LIFE.

Thought I'd share a few things that I'm pretty proud of and that I'm excited about.

Have you read any books by Sarah Jio?  If not, please do.  She's written three.
Her first novel, The Violets of March, was a great read.  I loved it.  It prompted me to do a little online research to find that she'd written another one.

The Bungalow was SO good.  I could NOT put it down.  It ran my life while I was reading it.  All I could do was think of the characters and I simply would go to bed early, just to get to be "there."  It was great!

Her third book, Blackberry Winter had just came out as I was organizing a book club in my area.  I chose that one and we LOVED it!  Sarah Jio herself even liked our Facebook Group Page!  Are you kidding me??!!

Here's our Book Club at our first meeting!

She has a new one coming out May 23rd.  I've already paid for my copy and it will be signed and delivered. YAY!  Can't wait!

Tomorrow night is our next meeting.  We weren't able to meet last month because Robbie had the Flu---second time this year!  It was not pretty, but we made it.
Now...for a little crochet.
Do you crochet?  Don't you just LOVE it?
Here's a link for a free coaster pattern that I found earlier.
 Free Coaster Pattern
Aren't they adorable?  I made one tonight and it literally took me less than five minutes.  I think they're pretty neat!

Well...we are heading to bed.
We have 29 school days left, and we are looking forward to a great summer!!
Hope you're doing well....

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Oh Sweet Jesus!  I have been horrible at Blogging!
I have GOT to get better at this....and I say it all of the time!
Maybe one day, right?
Hope things are well with all of you.  I do stop in and check on several of your blogs and what all is going on in your lives.
Lately, I've been working on some crochet stuff and trying to get my craft room organized.
It's taking a LOT of effort and a LOT of time.  Unfortunately, I'm the daughter of a HOARDER and I have inherited a lot of those traits.
Too many irons in the fire...Too much on my plate...

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Tickle Me Tuesday!

Welcome to Tickle Me Tuesday!

I want to share things that make me giggle that I've seen online or that I've experienced in real life.

Hope you enjoy today's picks....

#1.  This is the BEST and funniest thing I've read in a long time.  This post has floated around Facebook and Pinterest.
If you've read it, read it again.  It surely won't hurt to laugh again!!!

Click HERE to read about "The Fart that (Almost) Altered My Destiny."

#2.  I have a really good friend who's kindof FAMOUS around here.  His name is Freddie Combs and maybe you saw him on The X Factor's auditions this past season?
Anyway, about 2 years ago, Big Daddy, Robbie and myself were visiting with them in Tennessee and I recorded this video.  Hope you like it.

Finally, I have laughed so hard, so many times at Jack Vale.  Here's my favorite of his videos....The Farting Old Man I and II.

Wishing you a Happy Tuesday and wondering why/how two out of three of my videos ended up being about farts....Oh well!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Most Awesome Ideas Monday!

Hey Y'all!
Gonna try something new...
Starting today, I will run a list of things I think are great, easy, fun, most awesome!

Check out this simple recipe by clicking HERE

Also, I LOVE this Ruffled Tree Skirt!
Run HERE and check it out!!

Also, I participated in a Christmas Bazaar this past weekend.  This was my best seller and I thought I'd share the free pattern with you!!  Click here to get it!
OK!  I guess that's enough for now.
Y'all have a great week!
 Come back tomorrow and see what Tuesday holds!!