Sunday, August 31, 2008

Tomorrow is a big day in this town...actually the last couple of days have been big with the Blueberry Festival. Tomorrow is the parade and Wayne and his Dad and two of our grandchildren...Rhebeca and Tyler will be in the parade with them. Wayne's Dad owns a laundromat and has rigged up one of his washers to where he sits in the middle of the washer and drives it and the kids carry balloons and dress up however they want. Rhebeca is Pebbles Flintstone this year and Tyler is Ben 10. Wayne is going to be a clown. I think he's got some really silly ideas planned. Sometimes I don't understand men. We got the clown costume in earlier this week and I showed it to Wayne. He hasn't touched it since. I sure hope it fits all right:) T0morrow morning Eutemia (Alan's wife) will put their makeup on. I'll be there if I can to take pictures of them getting ready.

I feel kind of sad that I can't go to the parade. I definitely can't walk that far and don't have anyone to push me in the wheel chair. Wayne used t0 drive and take our parents and my grandmother and Aunt. He would get us right close so we wouldn't have to walk very far. I have a lot of good memories associated with this weekend and I feel sad that all I can do now is stay at home.

The last 3 nights I have dreamed about my grandparents. I was so close to both of them and my parental gtandmother and I really had a special love for them. I'm thankful for the memories I have and I think that has made me aware of my own grandchildren and the memories I want to create with them.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

These two layouts are my latest. It sure helps to have great pictures to work with. The first layout is Isabella, of course:) The second one is Tyler when he was much younger. I think he was 2 years old...almost 3. The layout with Tyler was cut off on the bottom by the real life the pumpkins really show.

Yesterday (Wednesday) was a big day for me. I am terrified of going to the dentist and go to one that puts me out...almost. I am conscious but am asleep at the same time. It's hard to explain but I am out of it enough that it takes the fear away. And, yet I'm awake enough to follow I don't know how many times yesterday he had to tell me to open my mouth.
I had a root canal yesterday and preperation for a bridge. It's so nice to not worry any more about that tooth where I had the root canal acting up. Many times I would have to run to the bathroom and put toothache medicine on it. What a relief!!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

This is a picture of my cousins and me. I am in the middle. They visited me last week andwereally had a nice visit and talking really comes natural even after not seeing each other for a long time. Debbie is on my left and has home schooled her children. She really puts her all into the home schooling. Her oldest daughter is entering college as a junior because of the research her mother did and getting her in the right classes. Brenda is on my right and is a judge in a big Ohio city. She is up for relection this year so she's looking at a very busy fall of campaigning!
I have been very discouraged for past few days. My pain levels have been elevated and I've had pain in places that are new. My knees have really been bothering me. It is a little bit scary to have a new area of pain but I am hoping that it's just an irritation from something I've done.
It's 4:00am so I think I'm going to try to get a little sleep:)

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Last night was one I was excited about. It was a design team meeting...potluck dinner...and we were there to crop till midnight.

I also had physical therapy yesterday and she pushed me more than usual. I felt the muscle burn but I'm also beginning to be aware that I'm leaning to the right and I feel some muscles getting a little bit stronger.

Therapy was at 3:30 and by the time we were done and I got dressed, got home and got my stuff ready to go we left at 6:00 and that's what time the meeting started. I said I was going to bring chicken so we still had to go to Penguin Point (my favorite chicken place) and get the chicken I was about a half hour late. I don't like being late...I'd rather be early but things don't always work out that way.

I got very warm at the scrapbook store and actually went through 4 wash cloths wiping the sweat off my face. I wouldn't expect them to keep the store at 66-68 like I do at home but being used to the cooler temps it makes it hard for me to adjust to a warmer temperature. I saw that my friend, Kelly, was packing up to go home at 10:00 so asked her if she would take me home too and thankfully she did. I hate to ask for favors but was feeling really kind of sick to my stomach from being so warm. Thank you Kelly for the ride home!!

The chicken was a hit. I think there might have been 1 piece out of 21 pieces left. I got 2 pieces for Wayne out of the bucket before he left and I am sure he enjoyed it.

Today I'm feeling the hurt from muscles that we awakened yesterday but it's a good hurt...not like nerve pain in my feet or like the back pain I have.

You'll have to check out our daughter's blog. They are traveling to Arizona for her husband's Grandfather's funeral on Monday. She is trying to post about their trip every evening. It's really nice to check on their progress as they travel.

The diaper covers that Isabella modeled yesterday are a big hit. Some boutiques have ordered 30 of them so far! Eutemia has been working on cutting them out and then she'll get to sew them all.