Monday, June 25, 2007

Kristi and Jacob are here visiting from Memphis this week. I am so thrilled to have them here. Jacob is such a cute little guy and makes up to strangers like his Grandma and Grandpa and cousins really fast. He calls me Grandma Beh-ty. They visit about 4 times a year and I always cry when they leave:)
Kristi found the big bubble maker in our garage this afternoon and Jacob and Rhebeca had a really good time with it. The nice thing is that even Jacob could make the great big bubbles. If you ever need a kids birthday gift this would be a great one. I think it was about $10 and they sure loved playing with it!!

Tyler wearing his "cool" shades!!

Jacob came to me with this big bandaid and told me he needed it for the sore on his nose. The sore was smaller than a pinhead but it was real to him. Rhebeca wanted to pretend to be his doctor and surgically put the bandaid on his nose. I told her to make sure he could still breath...but I had to make sure myself:)
Caden the harmonica player. I love how you can see his smiling eyes. And, Caden, sleeping so well!!

My first ever traffic ticket. I got this for not wearing my seatbelt. I almost always wear my seatbelt but drove right through a checkpoint last week. I don't know why but it scared me to death:( Silly me!
This is Jacob and Rhebeca. Rhebeca spent the night here last night. She's been begging to do that for some time and we decided it would be a good time to do it when Kristi and Jacob were here. Jacob is just crazy about Rhebeca and follows her around and does everything she does.
Below is my latest layout. I made this one for the design team. It is a picture of Wayne and I after a winter dinner banquet for the Crusaders. The Crusaders was a group of teens from all area schools that met once (or was it twice?) a month at the "Riley Women's Clubhouse" on Riley Road in Lakeville. Wayne and I loved it mostly because it was another time we could be together. The story behind this picture is that we both were leaving for vacation the next day and we were so sad that we wouldn't see each other for more than a week. Wayne was visiting relatives in Fort Meyers Florida and I was leaving for a cruise in the Caribbean with my cousins and aunts and uncles, etc. We both decided that night that we would get a notebook and write in it every day. We each tried to fill the whole notebook while we were gone...oh to be young and in love again!!

Monday, June 11, 2007

I go to see the neurologist today. I have had some blood work done and an MRI of my brain since I last saw him so it will be interesting to see what he knows..if anything. Right as I was typing that I remembered that I was supposed to bring the MRI report with me to this appointment. Oh well, nothing I can do about it now!

We took Tyler fishing yesterday afternoon with Tyler. This was one of my favorite pictures of the day with Tyler and Grandpa Wayne walking on the walking bridge downtown that goes over the yellow river. Tyler was so much fun to take fishing...he was SO excited and enthusiastic. It was surprising to see how much he all ready knows about fishing.

This is a picture of my leg wrapped up. As you can see, when my toes swell Wayne has to wrap my toes too. It really feels good because it takes almost all the swelling out. When wrapping my toes and my legs it takes Wayne about 15-20 minutes. Unfortunately it isn't something that will go away but will have to be done the rest of my life.

These pictures are of Tyler and Caden at the Swan Lake pool where we go to swim/exercise. The kids have learned to love the swimming and I enjoy the exercise because it is the only thing besides the wrapping that will take swelling out of my legs and feet.

Tyler had a spring concert at the end of his kindergarten year. It was a real step forward that Tyler would even go on stage with his class. When he was in preschool he wouldn't go on the stage at all but would hide behind the curtain. Tyler told his parents that he would sing in his head and we could see his head bobbing around like he really was doing that. He really felt good about himself afterwards!! Tyler is he boy to the right of the boy pointing.

I love this picture of Steve, Tyler and Caden. Sometimes a pictures just lines itself up and it's good to have a camera in your hand!

Alan has bringing Kaleb and Kael over occasionally. I have enjoyed getting to know them a little better with just the few of us at our house. Kaleb has made up to me where before he wouldn't have anything to do with me and it's been nice that he will let me hold him and play with him:)

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Tyler is the oldest of our 5 grandsons. He is 6 and the others are 3, 2, 2, and almost 2 years old. We went swimming yesterday at Swan Lake and Tyler, Kael and Kaleb came along. Kael and Kaleb are brothers and Tyler is the their cousin. Usually Kael wants to play with Tyler and Tyler totally ignores him but yesterday in the pool they played together so nicely. I could tell the Kael was thrilled that his "big" cousin would pay attention to him. The thing that was so interesting to watch is that Kael was like a little parrot to Tyler. If Tylers eyes burned from the chlorine and he had to get out and wipe his eyes...then Kaels eyes burned and he had to wipe his eyes. I later told Tyler what a responsibility he had to live his life as an example for the little ones younger than him. I don't know if he got it or even wanted to get it:)

I went to the family doctor yesterday because the endocronologists office had called and said I needed to go to my primary care doctor because some of the levels of my last blood test came back abnormal. I went to him today and he thought it was really strange that they would order the test and then sent me back to him rather than taking care of it themselves since they ordered the test. He went ahead and ordered some bloodwork so he could see for himself what is going on.

Since the swelling in my legs has been better I have had a lot more energy. The therapist is on vacation this week and she massages the legs 2 times a week which helps keep the fluids moving. I can tell a significant difference when she does that and then we keep them wrapped. It's such a HOT time of year to have these heavy wraps on my legs and feet. If we're going to go somewhere I usually wait till we get home so I don't feel like I"m melting.

Need to get to sleep!!

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Below is my latest layout. I stayed up till 3:00 am this morning working on it. While I worked on it I watched "Dream Girls"...great movie...especialy is you like music. There are a lot of songs/singing in the movie.

It has been an interesting week and one I hope doesn't happen for quite a while again. On Tuesday I was feeling pretty good and decided to run some errands. I was a little bit nauseated so didn't wear my seatbelt. As soon as I made a left hand turn by Dairy Queen I saw several police cars and then saw the sign "operation seatbelt". I thought...I've had it. After I passed them I kept trying to put my seatbelt on but it kept locking right in front of me and then I started to sweve and decided it was better to get a ticket for the seatbelt rather than for reckless driving. He came up to the car and said..Do you know why I pulled you over? I told him I had a pretty good idea. I shoed him my card for the implanted pump and told him that at times the seatbelt made me more nauseated but he said there were not excuses..he had to give me a ticket. My first ticket...ever:(

If that wasn't bad enough the next morning I sent Wayne to the bank to make a deposit for me. He called me from the bank and said that the lady said that the wrong account number was on the deposit slip. I got this sinking feeling because that was from my new checks that I had started using the week before. I had written 16 checks with the wrong account number on them. I had balanced my account the day before and wondered why there were so many outstanding I knew why...they were being sent back. What sinking feeling:(
I started to make a mental inventory and realized how much it would cost to pay overdraft charges on 16 checks..yickes!! There were 2 that had been sent through and the rest hadn't gone through. Wayne talked tp jos friend that works at the bank and he said that he would try to flag those that would come through from then on but there were quite a few that were probably sent back. Paying those charges is like taking money and throwing it in the trash can and just makes me sick.

I've had a decent week as far as pain goes but have woken up every morning with muscle spasms in my back down into my tailbone. It is strong enough to about knock me to the floor until the muscle relaxer starts to work.

I will post more later...need to go take that muscle relaxer:)