Marlan has had all of her children with her this weekend. Here she is with her youngest granddaughter and youngest grandson. Aren't they too cute? I could squeeze them both to pieces. Since none of our children came to town this last month of the year like they usually do, it has been very quiet. Between Douglas having to work, Jessie having a cold and Kelly needing a break from so much traveling, it just wasn't possible. At least we got to be together for a short while the end of last month. We really appreciated that Wally and Carmen brought Page to visit on their way to Wilmington, Myrtle Beach and Florence. They were planning to stop by on their way back home and we were hoping that maybe they might even be able to spend the night. That brings me back to Carmen - I'll be worried until I hear from Jessie and that will be later. I may break down and call Wally before Jessie gets there........I'm sure prayers will be welcomed.
Sunday, December 29, 2013
Wow, these past two years have either drug by or flown by - depending on my mood. Today, it feels like they have flown by. So many things have happened and yet, here I am - still sitting in this poor old rocking chair that I have almost worn out. It has been cold, windy and raining the past few days but the sky has brightened up and you can almost see some blue in it. I didn't sleep well at all last night but woke up this morning in time to listen in to the meeting. I am so happy our meeting time is changing to 1:00pm starting next Sunday. Katarina told me their meeting time is going to 1:00pm for them too starting next Sunday. That should help me tremendously. I thoroughly enjoyed being at the meeting this past Thursday night. There are still quite a few faces I don't recognize but hopefully I will get to know them this coming year. Matt was the chairman this morning and said the opening prayer. It was such a good prayer. Jessie called a little bit ago. She wanted to let me know she is driving down to Florence, SC. Her Mom has been admitted to the hospital. It sounds like it is something to do with the stomach and or colon. Marlan, Briana, KennaKat, Delani and Avery came to visit with me Saturday. The girls drug the big pink bag from the back room into the living room and each one of them picked a little toy to take home with them. I really need to add some things to the bag since so many things have been picked over. I also need to clean the junky stuff out of there.
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Okay- don't get excited. No big news about anything - just one of those meandering ideas I just had that fell flat, flat, flat. I thought I would share it so everyone else can have a good laugh too. I was looking at a Belk's sales flyer that came with the paper this morning. They are having some pretty good sales right now. Then my eyes fell upon them - a pair of 1/2 carat diamond earring studs. Wow - something I have wanted for such a long time. SO - I said to Mr. Dwight - "hey, you know how you were asking what to get for the 48th anniversary and I said why not another chair? and he said - yeah? I said, they have some 1/2 carat diamond earring studs on sale for the same thing the chair would cost - even a tiny bit cheaper - what do you think? and he told me what he thinks and it wasn't good." Oh well, a girl can only try. Now if we get a chair, I will think about those ding dang diamonds every time I look at it. Ding Dang it!!!! LOL Just kidding. No way I ever expected him to buy anything that expensive for me that wasn't "worth it" and "useful".
Can I say again how excited I am that Patsy is living her dream in this lovely home near the sea? I mean - how many people get to have their biggest dream come true? I know she is grateful every single day for it and I am grateful for it too.
And this is a picture looking out of the little trailer they have up at their place on Hyco Lake. It looks so pretty and green doesn't it? They have had this place for many, many years and I have very fond memories of some really good times up there when I was much younger.
I will close with this picture of a pillow with a lovely dragonfly on it. As everyone already knows, I love dragonflies but this pillow was so expensive it made me laugh out loud to see what they were asking for it. Plain white cotton on small rectangle of foam with this lovely picture. I love it but I'm not going to spend that kind of money on something that will get dirty real quick - even though it would look good on my bed. NO!! Stop it!! I'm not going to buy it!!! Will sign off now on this cold and rainy Saturday afternoon. I hope the sun is shining wherever you are.
Friday, December 13, 2013
Just haven't felt like blogging for quite some time now. I was going to try to write on here several days ago on our 48th Anniversary (Dec 10th). I told Kelly we had talked about getting rid of the really old dark green recliner and replacing it with another Lazy-Boy rocker recliner like the one Dwight bought right before I came home from he hospital. I have almost worn it out since I'm in it all the time now. The latest little "adventure" I've been having is a bad tooth that at times hurts so bad, I literally try to loosen and pull it with my fingers. Long story short, abscess under the tooth with suspected root fracture. The first antibiotic they put me on did nothing so I am now on a mega antibiotic guaranteed to upset my stomach but should take care of the infection. I've been referred to an Endodontic Specialist on December 24th to see if something can be done to save the tooth. We had a nice time at the coast the end of last month. It was nice being with Tony, Jen and the kids.