Tuesday, December 31, 2013

HAPPY NEW YEARS

HAPPY NEW YEARS DEAR BLOGGER FRIENDS.

I'M HAPPY TO REPORT ALMOST ALL OF MY FRIENDS IN MI HAVE THEIR ELECTRIC BACK ON AFTER A GRUELING 9 DAYS! UGH. I DON'T KNOW HOW THEY DID IT. ME I WOULD HAVE RAN TO THE FIRST HOTEL WITH ELECTRIC AND STAYED. DON'T GET ME WRONG I LIKE TO CAMP OUT AND SUCH BUT NOT AT -9 BELOW WEATHER AND SOMETIMES IT WAS COLDER THAN THAT! AS IT IS HERE WITH ELECTRIC I HAVE PNEUMONIA AND HAVE BEEN SICK SINCE BEFORE CHRISTMAS. AND RIGHT NOW I FEEL I MAY NEVER BE WELL AGAIN.

SO WITH THAT IN MIND HAPPY NEW YEARS.
HERE'S HOPING 2014 IS MUCH BETTER FOR US THAT 2013 HAS BEEN IN SOME CASES.
LETS HOPE SOME HOW OBAMACARE WORKS OUT FOR PEOPLE. AND PLEASE IN HEAVENS NAME LET ME MOVE TO A WARMER STATE BEFORE NEXT WINTER!!

LOVE TO ALL. BE NICE TO ONE ANOTHER PLAY NICE. AND SEE YA'LL NEXT YEAR GOD WILLING.

Monday, December 23, 2013

MERRY CHRISTMAS

MERRY CHRISTMAS
TO ALL MY BLOGGER FRIENDS
TO ALL MY FAMILY
TO ALL MY OTHER STALKERS
AND TO ANYONE ELSE WHO STUMBLES ACROSS MY PAGE
I will be very busy next two days as I have been very sick. I've had phenomena.
And it wouldn't have been so bad had I just had Phenomena no no...I couldn't keep fluids down either, and so even though I had a script for a med THAT was to help me keep stuff down. my body rejected it. Yes Some days I really hate my body! it wont just let me be sick with a cold or Phenomena no no it has to take all the fun out of it so that why I am coughing my damn fool brains out, I'm also tossing "my cookies" as they say. Thing is there were no cookies involved just water and the more water I drank the more I tossed it!!! and of course in the dire need of being hanging over the porcelain throne wouldn't ya know it diarrhea!! I don't know how many times I missed due to the fact I couldn't turn over fast enough and I'm super PO"D at whom ever took the Bucket outta the bathroom so I wouldn't have these ghastly mistakes. Oh and let me tell you one more thing before I waddle my way back to bed! Imodium AD didn't help one damn bit! took 8 of those suckers in 4 days and still have a waterfall going! CHRISTMAS BAH HUM BUG!! phfffffffff


GOOD NIGHT ONE AND ALL AND MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

They just don't understand that no matter what I will embarrass them Sorry!

I'm afraid I've done it again.
I've gone and embarrassed one of my grand children!
I used that most embarrassing word.................
I called them baby

She is by no means a baby.
In fact

TODAY IS HER 12TH BIRTHDAY!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR KELLEY
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOOOOOOOOOOOO YOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUUUUU!
and many more!


But in the big picture I said Happy Birthday Baby girl. And she says "Grandma I'm not a baby I'm 12"
and I said "Honey no matter how old you get you will always be my baby girl."
She sighed and said "But grandma I'm 12"
And I said "Kelley darling look at TJ  he's 18 and I still call him baby! and I will call him baby as long as I live!"
She wasn't happy about it and she went to school but I'm sure she is telling all her little teeny bopper friends that she IS NOT A BABY!

Monday, December 09, 2013

getting old

I guess Im just getting old. I'm tired all the time....never mind that I gotta stay up till midnight Monday through Thursday. Then go to bed only to be woke up around well either 230 am or 330 am to go out and pick up sons girlfriend from work. Then if Im lucky and do get to go back to sleep Im back up again by 630am to get all the kids up for school.


WTH! ALL MY KIDS ARE GROWN AND GONE! PLUS OUR GRANDSON WHOM WE RAISED IS 18 AND CAN GET HIS ASS UP FOR HIS LAST YEAR OF SCHOOL BY HIMSELF(not!!)


now I have 3 other kids to get up and get ready for school. Then open the door for  2 more of our grandkids can come.
I am lucky sorta. Daughter does take the oldest plus 2 others to school. while I make sure the last 3 get off to school.
Then if Im lucky (and most of the time I am) I take a nap once all the kids are off to school.
Now that winter is here though I drive the youngest 3 to school instead of them taking the bus. Here in MN its too damn cold for those little ones to be waiting out there, since they made the bus stop so damn far from home. (well ok its a block away but when our kids were little the bus stopped right in front of our house at the end of the driveway so they could stay inside till it came, so a block away is too damn far!)

I'm just getting old. and one of these days I WILL GO TO FLORIDA TO LIVE!

Sunday, December 08, 2013

I will never try that again

I TOOK 2 OF MY GRAND SONS TO THE MOVIES TODAY. WE WENT AND SEEN FROZEN. THE MOVIE WAS GREAT! IT THE WHAT HAPPENED AFTER THAT WAS A NIGHTMARE! I ACTUALLY GOT LOST IN THE MALL. PLUS BECAUSE I CAN'T WALK FAR EVEN THOUGH I HAD MY CHAIR WALKER I ENDED UP TO THE POINT WHERE I COULDN'T BREATH, WAS HAVING TROUBLE WALKING AND NOT ONE SOUL WOULD HELP ME. SO ROUND AND ROUND WE WENT AT THE MALL. AND WHEN WE GOT TO ONE POINT WHERE I WAS NEAR COLLAPSE I TOLD THE BOYS IF THIS ISN'T THE CORRECT DOOR WE ARE CALLING YOUR MOM TO COME FIND US AND DRIVE US TO THE CAR! IT WAS THAT BAD. WELL LUCKY ENOUGH IT WAS THE RIGHT DOOR. AND WE FOUND THE CAR AND BY THE TIME I GOT IN AND SETTLED I WAS SHAKING SO BADLY I WASN'T SURE IF I WOULD BE ABLE TO DRIVE OR NOT. PLUS SOME HOW MY PURSE HAD GOTTEN TANGLED INTO MY SCARF AND I WAS CHOKING MYSELF AND COUGHING BECAUSE I HAD A POPCORN HULL IN MY THROAT AND OF COURSE I STILL WAS HAVING TROUBLE CATCHING MY BREATH! WHEN WE DID GET HOME AND I LAID DOWN THE ROOM STARTED TO SPIN SO I HAD TO SIT BACK UP EVEN THOUGH I WANTED TO LAY DOWN BADLY. BUT BECAUSE I COULDN'T SEEM TO GET AIR INTO MY LUNGS I COULDN'T LAY DOWN. WHAT A MESS. NEXT TIME EITHER HUBBY OR ANOTHER ADULT COMES WITH OR WE JUST DON'T GO! WE WENT BECAUSE JEREMY'S BIRTHDAY WAS LAST MONDAY AND BECAUSE LOGAN'S DADS WEEKEND AND THEY WERE GOING TO THAT MOVIE. ONLY LOGAN'S DAD COULDN'T TAKE HIM THIS WEEKEND. SO GRANDMA STEPPED UP AND TOOK HIM TO SEE THE MOVIE HE LOOKED FORWARDS TO ALL WEEK LONG! I HAVE BEEN HOME ABOUT 2 HOURS NOW AND I'M JUST NOW FEELING SOME AIR IN MY LUNGS. YEAH IT WILL BE A LONG NIGHT WORST PART IS SCHOOL TOMORROW SO BACK TO BUSY AGAIN! UGH

Sunday, December 01, 2013

Dec 1st

OH MY GOODNESS DECEMBER JUST CREPT IN. HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?
SEEMS LIKE IT WAS JUST YESTERDAY MR.GAB HAD RETIRED AND WE WERE LEAVING AND FINALLY GONNA START OUR LIFE AND THEN THE CALL CAME AND OUR GRANDDAUGHTER KELLEY JOINED US.
THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN SCHOOL STARTED AND WE STILL HAD KELLEY.
THEN HALLOWEEN, AND THANKSGIVING AND NOW WE ARE WORKING ON CHRISTMAS.
AND WE JUST LEARNED KELLEY WILL BE WITH US AT LEAST THROUGH THE SCHOOL YEAR.
SO WE ARE HERE AT LEAST ONE MORE YEAR.


SIGH

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Thanksgiving

TOMORROW IS THANKSGIVING!
SO RIGHT OFF THE BAT LET ME WISH YOU A VERY HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
HERE IN OUR HOUSE WE'VE GOTTEN SOME THINGS WE CHEAT ON. THE PIES THE STUFFING THE MASHED POTATOES!
BUT THIS YEAR SOMEONE SAYS NO BOXED MASHED POTATOES! WELL I DONT KNOW WHY BECAUSE THEY ARE JUST AS GOOD AS REGULAR MASHED.
SO JUST MY STUFFING AND MY PIES ARE CHEATS THIS YEAR.
PIES ARE FROM BAKER'S SQUARE!
AND STUFFING WELL I GOT 3 BOXES(actually they now come in bags)OF SEASONED CROUTONS. THATS ONE OF ME CHEATS THE OTHER.....I CAN NOW BUY ONIONS AND CELERY ALREADY CHOPPED!!! YAY.


GRANDDAUGHTER WAS PICKED UP THIS MORNING BY HER MOM. SO SHE WILL BE GONE NEXT 5 DAYS. BUT AND THIS IS A BIG BUT.....HER MOM SAID THAT HER DAUGHTER HAS EXPRESSED THAT SHE WANTS TO LIVE WITH US AT LEAST THE REST OF THE SCHOOL YEAR! AND I SAID YES THAT WOULD BE OK! WHEW I KNOW WE WANTED TO BE GONE AND ALL BY NOW BUT I'D RATHER GRANDDAUGHTER BE SAFE!

HUBBY HAS TO WORK MOST OF THANKSGIVING DAY (boo) BUT LIKE HUBBY SAID TIME AND A HALF PLUS HOLIDAY PAY! SO YAY

YOUNGEST SON MAY NOT BE HERE. HE HAS A BAD COLD. THATS GOOD CAUSE IF HE BROUGHT HIS GIRLFRIEND I WOULD BE GOING TO JAIL.
HE GIVES HER $900.00 A MONTH IN CHILD SUPPORT AND SHE SAYS HE CANT EAT THE FOOD SHE MAKES CAUSE HE DIDNT PAY FOR IT? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? SO YEAH IF SHE SHOWED UP THERE WOULD BE WAR AND I KEEP TELLING MYSELF PRISION ORANGE ISNT MY COLOR. SO HOPE THEY STAY AT HOME SORRY BUT THATS JUST THE WAY I FEEL RIGHT NOW

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Remember

50 years ago on Friday we were all remembering the death of our President....President Kennedy.
50 years ago I was 9.
50 years ago I was in 3rd grade.
50 years ago my father would not let us watch TV during the daytime
50 years ago that changed when our President had been shot!
50 years is a long time ago yet that is one day I can remember like yesterday:
we were sitting in our class room when all of a sudden the principle came on the intercom and said our President had just been shot and we were all to go home.
We all looked at each other not exactly sure what this meant other than go home.
So we left.
I got home and mom wanted to know why I was home early.
I told her they said our President had been shot and go home.
Because dad didn't allow TV on during the daytime mom left me with my sisters and ran to a neighbors house.
When mom came back she was crying and she turned our TV on and we sat and watched everything unfold.
When my dad got home he didn't say a thing about TV being on before 6pm because he had already heard the news. SO he just came in sat in his chair and watched it unfold like we were. we didn't talk just watched.
and when they said our President was dead we sat there stunned. How could this be? In our times? It just didn't happen? At least we didn't think so! This happened like back when President Lincoln was shot not in modern times.
But it had happened and we were watching it over and over again on the TV.
The next day dad told mom that from now on she was to have the radio on all day (it usually got turned off at 7am.) and should there be something considered emergency like our President being shot she was to turn on the TV no matter what time it was.
That is how we heard about when Harvey Oswald had been shot. and once again our TV was turned on long before 6pm.
It wasn't long after that and our TV was on starting about 10 am every day. Didn't really matter what was on just so it was on so they could be first to hear about "breaking news"
Yes 50 years a lot of things have changed. and it started with our President being shot and killed. R.I.P. Mr. President in my opinion you were the best and would have made a very big mark in our history even if you hadn't been killed.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Just totally fed up

Thanksgiving is coming up and already the family feud has started. I'm so damn sick and tired of all of this that as of tonight I'm thinking of telling Mr Gab when he gets off work to forget doing Thanksgiving and go to the casino and have our own.
It starts out with our youngest son and his girlfriend. He pays this woman $900.00 a month in child support and also lives with her to help care for the kids (don't ask)
So the other day she yells at him he can't eat there as he don't pay for the groceries! WHAT ARE YA KIDDING?
SO after he tells me this I say well we aren't doing Thanksgiving. He gets mad and says so whats his kids suppose to do? I say well you and your kids are welcome she is NOT. He gives that woman Fricken $900.00 a month lives with her to help with his own kids but hes not paying for the groceries? REALLY!
Ok round two:
our daughter gets all pissy when I start talking about planning the menu and says to me well maybe you want your new daughter to help you.
Alright now let me explain.....oldest son and his girlfriend and her two boys are living with us along with our oldest sons daughter. I  A M  T R Y I N G  T O  G E T  A L O N G!
So I am nice to her. doesn't mean she is my new daughter.
but we start talking and planning and I say when can you go shopping with me? Daughter says I'm super busy all week but Friday. I say ok Friday is good.
SO today I say don't forget to bring the pan over for the turkey (I want to make sure pan is big enough because Oldest son got a 21 lb turkey this year) because if its not tomorrow when we go shopping I can buy a new one!
she say ok then all of a sudden she goes I really cant go shopping tomorrow. WHAT? WE ALL READY PLANNED THIS OUT! FRICK ME!
pissed oh yes I am.
Now she text me and says "oh I cant find the pan" Ok no biggie I will go buy my own damn pan or better yet Mr Gab and I will go do our own thing and Screw ya all!
What the Heck happened to being Thankful? and family? and all the other stuff Thanksgiving is suppose to be about?
I just don't want to do this any more. This family is the original dysfunctional family of all times.
no one cares about the other oh they claim they do but not really its all about them! AND IT IS NOT THE WAY Mr Gab and I brought them up!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

16 THINGS ABOUT ME YOU MAY OR MAY NOT KNOW

1) I MAKE FRIENDS TO LAST, I STILL HAVE FRIENDS I MET IN THE 7TH GRADE AND WE ARE STILL IN CONTACT ALMOST DAILY.

2) I LOVE DOGS AS MUCH AS CATS AND HAVE ALWAYS HAD 2 OF BOTH IN MY LIFE ALL THE TIME. ITS JUST BEEN RECENTLY  THAT WE HAVE HAD JUST 1 CAT. I'VE BEEN TRYING TO GET HUBBY TO AGREE TO GET A DOG.

3) I STARTED CARING FOR KIDS AT AGE OF 9 AND AM STILL CARING FOR KIDS EXCEPT NOW MOST OF THEM ARE MY GRAND KIDS.

4) I ACTUALLY CALL SOUTH DAKOTA HOME EVEN THOUGH I WAS BORN AND RAISED IN MINNESOTA.  I LOVE IT THERE AND WANT TO GO BACK......

5) HUBBY AND I MET IN JAN OF 74 MARRIED IN MAY OF 74 AND HAD OUR FIRST BABY IN OCT OF 74. ITS CALLED WORK AT YOUR MARRIAGE YES WE FIGHT AND YES WE LOVE EACH OTHER VERY MUCH. WE DON'T KEEP SECRETS FROM EACH OTHER EITHER.

6)OUR PERSONAL FAMILY HAS 2 ON AND 2 NEAR MISSES WITH BIRTHDAY'S. MY HUBBY AND HIS OLDER BROTHER ARE BOTH JUNE 1 4 YEAR APART WHILE OUR OLDEST SON AND OUR YOUNGEST SON ARE OCT 16TH 4 YEARS APART. OUR DAUGHTER MISSED HER GRANDFATHER'S BIRTHDAY BY 2:41 MINUTES. SHE WAS BORN AT 240 AM MARCH 13TH AND HIS BIRTHDAY WAS MARCH 12TH. MY SISTER HAD HER OLDEST SON JULY 5TH JUST MISSING MY BIRTHDAY JULY 4TH. WITH OUR COLLECTIVE FAMILIES MY SISTER'S MINE AND OUR GRANDCHILDREN WE HAVE AT LEAST 1 BIRTHDAY IN EVERY MONTH.

7) WE HAVE 3 KIDS BUT I WAS PREGNANT 5 TIMES. WE LOST 2 ONE WE KNOW FOR SURE WAS A GIRL,THE OTHER WE HAVE NO IDEA WHAT WAS. THE GIRL WOULD HAVE BEEN NAMED DEBRA ANN.

8) WE HAVE 8 GRAND KIDS AND 3 STEP GRAND KIDS. ALTHOUGH THE PARENTS AREN'T MARRIED TO OUR CHILDREN THEY LIVE WITH THEM SO THEY ARE OUR GRAND KIDS PERIOD. OUT OF ALL OF THE GRAND KIDS WE HAVE ONLY 2 GRANDDAUGHTERS.

9) MOST OF MY LIFE I WAS A CASHIER BUT WHEN THE KIDS WE OLD ENOUGH I WENT BACK TO SCHOOL TO BECOME NURSING ASSISTANT. AND WAS GOING TO SCHOOL TO BE AN RN. TILL I HURT MY BACK AND COULD NO LONGER WORK.

10) WHEN WORKING IN THE NURSING HOME I PREFERRED WORKING WITH THE ALZHEIMER'S RESIDENTS. SO WHEN MY TEAM WAS SENT TO FIRST FLOOR I SAID NO AND TOOK THE SPECIAL CLASSES TO STAY UP ON 3RD FLOOR WITH MY SPECIAL PEOPLE.

11)WHEN I FINALLY STARTED TO MOVE AGAIN (WALK) ALTHOUGH I STILL COULDN'T WORK I WAS HIT BY A LADY WHO RAN A RED LIGHT AND NOW MY GOOSE IS COOKED. I NO LONGER CAN WALK MORE THAN 50 FEET WITH OUT HELP AND I HAVE MANY OTHER PROBLEMS WITH LEGS BACK ARMS HIPS ETC.

12)AT ONE POINT IN MY LIFE I SOLD AVON TUPPERWARE AMWAY AND HOME INTERIORS. I LOVE THEM ALL AND STILL USE AMWAY SCRUB BUDS WHICH I LOVE 150%.

13)ALTHOUGH I HATE SCHOOL AND DIDN'T DO WELL I TOLD MY KIDS SCHOOL WAS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING AND TO LEARN ALL THEY COULD I WOULDN'T LET THEM SLIP BY LIKE I DID.

14) I LOVE TO READ. IT ONE OF THE BEST THINGS YOU CAN DO. READING CAN TAKE YOU SO MANY PLACES AND YOU CAN LEARN SO MUCH STUFF JUST BY READING.

15)I SLEEP WITH A NIGHT LIGHT. BECAUSE I HAVE SO MUCH TROUBLE WALKING AND DO RUN INTO THINGS ITS EASIER TO HAVE A NIGHT LIGHT TO SEE SO I DON'T RUN INTO THINGS.

16) I CAN DRIVE A JOHN DEERE TRACTOR (NOT THE NEWER ONES THE OLDER KIND) MY UNCLE HAROLD TAUGHT MY OLDER SISTER AND BROTHER AND MYSELF ALL HOW TO DRIVE A TRACTOR SO WE COULD GO TO THE WELL AND GET WATER. EXCEPT MY SISTER HIT THE BARN MY BROTHER HIT THE CHICKEN COOP. I NEVER HIT ANYTHING SO I WAS ALLOWED TO GO GET THE WATER BY MY SELF A LOT. WHICH IS ONE OF THE THINGS MY OLDER SIB'S HATE ABOUT ME!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

about 6 short weeks away

Did you realize that in about 6 short weeks we will be at the end of another year? No? Well you know it now. Yes it is that close upon us. Less than 2 weeks to Thanksgiving and then about 4 weeks to Christmas. UGH say its not so. I know there will be some one out there counting and say oh no there is this many more NO I"M ROUNDING IT OFF! I SAID IN ABOUT! I am not doing exact days or time for that matter. ABOUT PEOPLE ABOUT.
AND ITS ABOUT THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN.
We get ready to have Thanksgiving and then start the frantic shopping for Christmas. AND YES there are those who are done (snicker) and those who are just about done but need to go out on black Friday (snicker) Me? I wait till day before Christmas.....and then if I have any money what so ever I buy a few gifts. If not they all get a picture of what they may or may not get the day after when everything is 50% off. So with all that in mind and the fact that soon we will be saying good bye to 2013 and Hello to 2014 and starting this all over again and it will go faster and faster each year and I will say NO slow down but it wont. Because when your older and want more time it flys away fast then when your a kid and it drags so slow because you want to be older to do things. Live and learn. Then stop and smell the roses because even if it seemed slow as a kid its actually going faster than you know.
And to my friend, if you cant stop what you need to stop in order to try to get the help you need then I'm sorry. And if you no longer choose to be my friend on Face Book ok. But I am still your friend and still here for ya if you need me. Just don't expect me to jump on the sympathy train with ya

Sunday, November 10, 2013

HAPPY 18TH TJ


OMG OUR OLDEST GRANDSON IS 18!
Already where did the time go? yes he doesnt look happy in that picture above because he think's I'm gonna post it to Face Book. Well I didn't not this time. I honored his wish and just put it here.
our daughter gave birth to Tj 18 years ago today he weighed in at a whopping 10 lbs 12 ozs and was a OMG 23 3/4 inches long! yes he was almost a full grown kid when he was born! at age 3 he talked like an adult and understood most of the words that he was saying. Like I asked him once if he knew what it meant to be responsible? He replied "yes, grandma to be responsible means you need to take care of something or to admit to something if you did it." I said to take care of what? He said " well like if you get me a dog I would have to train it, walk it, feed it, water it, brush it and have you help me take it to the doctors" WOW he knew that word pretty well. So I asked the next question. Ok I said you said admit something if you did it what do you mean? and he said " well grandma if I broke something I have to be responsible and tell you or grandpa that I broke it not lie about it" I was floored. This little 3 year old knew what responsible meant pretty darn well and nope we really didnt tell him he picked up on it when Mr Gab and I talked.
Then this little 3 year old said to me "grandma I wanna be just like grandpa when I grow up. I want to be as big as him and I want to work like him" and I said "well baby, we will just have to wait and see. because it's not up to us how tall your gonna be or how big but you've got a good start on size so maybe (remember he was big when he was born so at age three he was like a 6 year old in size) and Jobs change so you might want to do something else" "Nope" he said "I  wanna be just like my grandpa" Yes people this little boy was and still is 100% grandpa's boy. every where grandpa went there was TJ. every time we left the house TJ wanted to go with and he cried something terrible if we left him behind. It got so bad one time when we did leave him behind that our daughter begged us never to do that again. TJ was so upset, and it took us forever to calm him down once we got back home and yes he had made him self sick over crying because we were gone and left him behind so yeah he always took him with us. EVERY WHERE INCLUDING WHEN WE MOVED TO SOUTH DAKOTA!
When we first went looking at houses in SD and TJ was 3 he would run from bedroom to bedroom and he would "Claim" this one would be his if we bought that house. Well of course every one he "claimed would be his was the biggest bedroom and would be grandma's and grandpa's not his. But that wasn't what worried us. I said to grandpa what is he gonna do when he finds out he's not moving with us? Grandpa said IDK. Well we got to the house we did buy and TJ said this is my room and yes once again its the biggest room and I'm like UMMM NO WAY! He cried and yes yes that was gonna be his room. I said no look at this other room it's already a kids room its a nice room. We went to the South Dakota State Fair and he had won a poster picking fishy and I put the poster up in that room and said see it looks good in here so when you come to visit this will be your room. OOOPS! He sat down and cried and cried and cried. He wasnt leaving! So when we started to move our things from MN to SD every load we took had something of his in it PLUS he would make sure he was in the car before we even thought of leaving. He wasn't gonna let us move without him. So we said to our daughter ok its summer let him stay with us for the summer. (after all he's only 3 and she was dealing with a new baby (Aaron)) So it was agreed. But not only did grandma and grandpa get the BIG bedroom so did he. We bought a crib so he could sleep in our room with us. That first year was the year grandpa went over the road trucking. So TJ slept in the crib and I had the bed and Grandpa slept with me when he came home. We went to the farm and got the bed frame from my grandmother's room and brought it into town and cleaned it up and painted it. then we watched for a sale on a mattress and box spring and when we finally got a set we put it in the smaller room for TJ. That lasted about 2 days because Aaron came to live with us. So we put that bed with with the crib in the big room and moved our waterbed in the smaller room and TJ won! He got the room he said he was gonna get when we bought that house.
Now TJ is 18. He is like his grandpa is almost every way. He is actually taller than grandpa by about 2 inches. He is as big as grandpa weight wise. and He works the same job as grandpa. He works at Holiday stationstore just like grandpa does. And he got his wish on that too! HE IS LIKE HIS GRANDPA!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TJ! WE LOVE YOU VERY MUCH!
and you know I always sing in true Gab fashion so here goes:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR TJ
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOOOOOOOOOOOOOO YOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUUUU!
and many more!
18 years has gone by way to quickly! You've been our grandson and our son! We've raised you from a baby to a man! I hope you have many happy memories! I know we do.

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Do they celebrate in Heaven?

Today is my mom's birthday. Do they celebrate in Heaven? I hope so. I know I still do here on earth. does it seem strange that I still celebrate my mom's birthday even though she is no longer with us?

First picture is my sister Diane in her wheel chair My mom leaning down and my Aunt Jane (mom's sister) down in front. Second picture is my mom and my sister Diane when she was a baby. Mom had just had her 64th birthday and 9 days later she was gone. WRONG WRONG WRONG. I screamed at god! Can't take her. she just had her second grand daughter and her very first great grand son! This is wrong! But of course nothing comes back. And momma was gone. I can look at her picture now with out crying.......much. Love you mom. Happy Birthday. Hope you had a kick ass day in Heaven!

Monday, November 04, 2013

HAPPY BIRTHDAY FELLOW BLOGGER

A little birdie told me it's BTEXPRESS birthday today. He's  65 years young. So in true Gab fashion as always:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR TONY!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOOOOOOOOOOOOO YOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUUUUUU.
and many more!
 Happy 65th Birthday Tony! Hope you and Lori have a super special day plan together today!
Love and hugs from this blogger to you

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Early Birthday

So we had TJ's birthday party today. His actual birthday is not until NEXT Sunday. He will officially be 18!
But today he had his party. He wanted to go bowling for his birthday party so that's what we did......well all except me. I was the cheerleader! I sat and cheered and high-5'd and fist bumped people and yelled and went awwww you were robbed you know cheered!
We had pizza and pop and of course I tried some pizza and I should have left it alone! OMG the spices in their sauce! UGH after the first bite I just ate the toppings off (cheese) and if Mr Gab didn't eat the bottom half I dumped it!
I gave TJ 2 of my pewter pieces from my pewter collection. The very first 2 I ever got. 1 is a wizard holding a staff that has a crystal on top of the staff. the other is a dragon. These are what made me want to collect pewter pieces wizards and dragons and castles. I have a few plus some coke pieces in pewter and then a few like teddy bear, and doll. done in pewter also.
A few weeks ago before the guys went out to South Dakota I was talking with grandson Aaron and we were talking about some of my collections and he said he wanted my Furby collection and I said ok I will give you that collection as long as you don't care that I give your brother the whole pewter collection. He no no he was ok with that. SO I checked with TJ and he too said he was ok with that. But TJ didn't know I was going to be giving him 2 of those pieces for his birthday. I really wish I had taken pictures of his face when he found out what was in the boxes.
OK to make you have a kinda picture of this first let me tell you what I did.
I took empty boxes of soap and used them to put the pewter pieces in. So when he first unwrapped the box he's like you trying to tell me something grandma? And I'm like yeah you need to shower more NOT! This kid already takes an hour shower!So he opens first box then pulls out the piece wrapped in paper towel and slowly unwraps it and his eyes grew big and hes like oh -oh -oh and this little smile was on his face and he was like grandma these are like yours and I'm was like Tj these are mine these are the very first ones I ever got. Then he opened the second box and tried to give them back to me. I'm like NO BABY THEY ARE NOW YOURS.
He was not sure he wanted them now and I'm like that's why I only gave you 2. You have to wait for the rest. because they are worth money you only get 2 now and the rest later when I'm gone. So he ran down to his room and put them away! He was so happy. he came back and hugged and kissed me and said thank you I love you. I told him he was very welcome and happy birthday early!
Now as I'm sitting here I realize something.....Ive had this kid since he was a baby. and hes about to turn 18. Ive now raised another child to adult.
Excuse me while I go cry..................................................

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Penis envy

Caught your attention didn't I? LOL
But my post today is similar to Penis envy.

You know how guys just can't help themselves they just gotta look at another guy when going to the bathroom. And we all know they all have Penis Envy!
well of course they are the ones who everyone envy's!
Well Today it's actually Truck envy. Every guy who looks at my truck is wishing their truck was as big as mine is. Penis Envy!
I was just coming home from dropping off oldest son and his girlfriend to work when at a stop light the guy next to me was making waving motions at me. SO when I finally looked I rolled down the window and I said "Yes" in a drawn out word. and he was like OMG YOUR A GIRL! LMAO. I go "YES" and first thing that popped into my head was that cartoon chicken ya know the one The girl with Foghorn Leghorn. She is always saying "Yes" in just that tone!
Anyways back to this guy he was like well ok first of he was still shocked to know I was a "girl" then he goes "you can drive that big truck?" I kinda looked at him like are ya kidding me? I'm here at a stop light I'm the only one in the truck and Yep I think I'm driving it. SO I goes "YES" Now I know tell this to you all here looses most of the translation because if you've never seen the cartoon Foghorn Leghorn and you don't know the girl chicken on there then you don't know how the "YES" is really coming out of my mouth. But anyways I said Yes I can drive this truck in fact I call it my semi because it takes Diesel fuel not gasoline.
I swear the guy must'va swallowed his tongue. Well light turned green I made my left turn and what happens the guy in the right lane is now in the left lane following me. OK now I don't care for this. SO I drive over to the gas station where my grandson works and I go inside I was expecting the other guy to be following me and I was going to tell the manager about him (they all know me up there and watch out for me) But he drove on past! But if you ask me Penis Envy!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Movie time

So tonight grand kids wanted to stay when they got home from school to watch the new Monsters University. So I made arraignments with daughter to let the boys stay so we can watch it. SO when they got home after getting sandwiches and drinks getting set down some where to watch the movie we got started.
Well I tell you this move was very good as most kids movies are BUT when you are thinking its going one way its not its going in complete opposite. And of course when the movie was over the first thing was "Lets watch it again" I had to say sorry baby but maybe we can this weekend.
I think this is gonna be one of those lets watch it 100 times over and over and over again, and not be tired of watching it. Good thing I like Disney movies

Monday, October 28, 2013

Happy Birthday Kaitelynn

TODAY IS OUR GRANDDAUGHTER KAITELYNN'S BIRTHDAY. SHE IS 4. SO IN TRUE GAB FASHION:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR KAITELYNN
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOOOOOOOOOOOOO YOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUUUUU!
and many more!


YUP SHE HAS GOTTEN TO BE A REALLY BIG GIRL.
THIS IS KATIE AND HER MOM.
WE HAVE ONLY TWO GRANDDAUGHTER'S IN ALL OUR GRANDCHILDREN. SO THEY ARE KINDA EXTRA SPECIAL. THEY ARE SURROUNDED BY BOYS. 8 TOTAL. (counting steps)
SO YES THE 2 GIRLS GET JUST A LITTLE EXTRA SPOILED! Happy Birthday Katie We love you! XOXOXOXOXOX 
Grandma  and Grandpa 

Saturday, October 26, 2013

In Memory- Happy Birthday

Today is Angela Goulet's birthday. She would have been 38 Today.
She passed in Sept 3rd 2000. 
So today on her day of birth we remember her and love her and say Happy Birthday we miss you. We know you are watching us from above. And one day we shall be reunited with you but until then keep watching. 

Friday, October 25, 2013

Another try

So once again I tried to design or actually put designs on my nails and failed. SO with that in mind I took off all the last polish and redid them to all black with silver flecks.
this is the final results!
I call it Stary night.
Looks like stars every where in the black night sky. So even though its not quite Halloween themed it is pretty. And once again I was able to do it all myself.
Oh and I ended up filing all the longer ones down to shorter to match the ones that had broke.
I tell you something when one of your nails rip and you dont notice it and you go to bed and it catches on your blanket while you sleep and it rips when you turn over and tears clear down into your skin you will wake up very quickly and probably scream! (well I know I did (scream that is))
I'm still trying to do this all on my own. It's not as easy as I thought and I may end up going and getting some fake nails put on BUT only if I can do the polish when I want to because I change it often! I get bored with one color after oh about 2 to maybe 3 days! yeah I like to change! I dont buy a bunch of shoes In fact at last count I have a total of 4 pairs (not counting the 2 pairs of boots for winter) and I dont buy purses last count I have 4 purses as well. I dont buy make-up because I dont wear it. I dont go have my hair done nor do I color it. What I do do is buy nail polish! Im a polishaholic!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

New Foretravel for sale in Alvarado TX | 2013 Foretravel IH-45 Luxury Motor Coach Bath & 1/2 model Bus Conversion For Sale from Motor Home Specialist in Alvarado Texas

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So Mr Gab and are are looking at RV's and of course this is what I'M looking at! Well ok it's not because of the luxury that dont hurt of course no no it's because of the bath and 1/2 that I LOVE THIS RV!
and yes this place has others and lower price but this one caught my eye and wowers! I'M IN LOVE!


I remember all the trips we took with my mom and dad when I was a kid. Dad took a long van and took out all the back seats. Then he took the long bench seat and put it in backwards so that the people sitting on that were looking out behind the van. Then he set up sepical locks to lock my sister in so she could just sit in her wheel chair and be locked into place next to the bench seat by the farthest wall. Then way back in the corner on same side as where my sister sat he put in a porta potty. Rolled up under the bench seat was a mattress that once we got going we could pull out and lay down on to nap. at night mom, sister Diane (one in chair) sister Char (youngest sister) and me all slept on the mattress. sometimes I had my girlfriend Barb with me and she too slept there. Dad slept on the front seats where he had a cooler in between the two seats. and uncle Harold slept on the bench seat in back. crowed?  a little but we managed and had fun and went every where like that. as we got older Barb myself and my youngest sister got a tent to sleep in. with sleeping bags. but when it rained my little sister got to get back into the van while Barb and I shivered. One trip that sticks in my mind the most (before I got married and we took these trips with my parents and I'll tell you that in another blog post) we were in Yellowstone National Park and there were bears all over the place and we couldn't drive because they were on the road. and my girlfriend Barb was eating M & M's and she opened the window and tossed some out and of course that attracted the bears right away. One bear went to the car in front of us and the guy had his window open and next thing we know we are watching the bear climb right into the window of the car in front of us and those people scrambling out as fast as they could. Laugh yes we did but it could have been a very bad ending had those people had not gotten out as fast as they did. The park people were working as fast as they could to get the bears back away from the road and they were telling us please dont feed them and please keep your hands inside and all doors and windows closed. It was super scary. Then we drove on and towards night we stopped for the night and about 2 am it started to snow and we were all freezing to death. dad started the van and the heater trying to warm us all up (cause after all most of us were in shorts and sleeveless it was July after all) The next night it was so damn hot we got a motel room with air conditioning to cool down and it was like really one day we freeze to death next day we melt? LOL yeah Summer on the road ya gotta love or you dont belong there.

Friday, October 18, 2013

orange for Halloween but no wait

So I broke another couple nails. UGH
so when it comes down to polishing them they now look funny, 3 long rest short to below the skin OWIE.
So I thought today was a good day to do them again and maybe this time Orange for Halloween right?
Yeah well once they were done in Orange for Halloween I wasn't very happy with them. SO I went through all my polish and thought hey I have silver speckles let put them on top of the orange and Jazz it up a bit.
If I knew how to make the faces on my nails I would do pumpkins on them....oh but you need black to do that and I don't so back to plain orange and silver flecks. I put the silver over the orange and gee guess what NOT SO BAD looking now! Kinda looks cool. If I do say so my self. Here is the finished product. Have a great weekend everyone. Mauh  love to ya'll. and as my grandkids would say stay cool dude.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Remember Rain rain go away?

Right about now Mr. Gab and 3 of our grandsons are in South Dakota. The trip out was a nightmare. Most of the roads were flooded and there were even several bridges washed away. So When they got closer to the farm they called and asked me to get them a hotel room I did. I didnt hear from them again last night after they checked in so I thought ok all is good. I didn't call right away this morning either because I knew they had lots of work to do and I just didnt want to bother them. Around noon I text one of our grandsons asked how it was going I got ok. So I said have grandpa call when he's not busy. Well he called about 2 hrs later. They had just gotten to the farm and turned on the furnace and it smelled bad......like dead mouse bad!
We talked a bit then he told me it has been raining all day. Most of the dirt roads were slippery and really bad. I said even with our big truck and he said yes. WOW THATS BAD! He said if it doesnt stop raining they will probably come home early. Another reason being the boys are fighting. He cant get much work done with  them fighting. But one of the first things that came to mind when he told me it was still raining out there and it wasnt here was rain rain go away come back another day. I know first hand how bad those roads are when there is too much rain. Let me give you an example.
When I was a kid, dad and I would go to SD most weekends in the summer. There was this one spot in the road that was like going down a roller coaster hugh ass drop, about half mile across at the bottom then you climb back up the other side. and the climb up was one that could make your car struggle and sound as if it would never make it. So one day here we come 75mph to the top of the hill only to find the bottom missing. water over the road. well dad decided to just go for it. We drove those Panhards back then those damn little cars could have floated away! anyways we made it. Well when we went to come back home that road was closed. Fast forwards several years. Mr Gab and I have been married at least 25 years and we've made the trip over there many times and this road has been flooded so many times that there is NO DROP at all its all most a straight across road now. they built it up that much. BUT guess what? IT STILL FLOODS! OMG. So you got 2 choices...try to go across it or back up and find a different road. Well, that can be a challenge to because if its a dirt road that one could be gone completely. and oh yes we have seen it......if fact one year it was gone and the people who lived up that road were using a row boat to get down to the tar road to get into town. Yes its that bad. SO yeah. RAIN GO AWAY! PLEASE! I just pray Mr Gab n boys will be ok till they start for home then I pray they will be ok on the drive home.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Secret part2

Hello my blogger friends I am back and NOW I CAN TELL YOU THE SECRET:

This summer (in June) Mr Gab retired. He and I both were looking forwards to doing lots of stuff. Well except things got changed when our granddaughter came to live with us. Then we applied for Medical Assistant plus Food stamps. And gee guess what we were turned down...Are ya kidding? We are making only 1,435.00 a month and the mortgage people were trying to collect 1,395.00 a month. SO not only can't we pay our house payment and are fighting with them to re modify the payments to something we can live with our house is in foreclosure.
So while we are struggling to pay bills and buy my medicine that I have to have, we are now raising our granddaughter. Make money stretch I tell ya.
Well we have been going on a few dates lately because I have been back sliding on not wanting to go out any where. But Mr Gab has been insisting that we need some time to our selfs and so lets have a date. While we were out on our date this Saturday Mr Gab's cell rang. It was his old boss from Holiday. He wasn't sure he wanted to answer it but he did after a bit and then he said "Well we got more to talk about tonight than just the usual kids, grand-kids, money problems etc etc" I said "oh yeah what" so he told me they want him to come back to work. I said NO! Then he said " it might possible be assistant manager and it would be 2nd shift and full time which means INSURANCE!" Oh why did he say that? He knows all the hassles we've had trying to get insurance including Obamacare which we were turned down for.
So all weekend we talked about it. and then said OK lets wait till Monday when he calls back and see what he offers.
Well he called today. And they did offer him Assistant Manager job at 12 an hr plus bonus's on the 2nd shift which is 3-11. and Mr Gab said


                                YES

And So he goes back to work Oct.28th! and 90 days after that I will have insurance again and can go to the Doctor's again and the dentist again and yes Thank you God for this offer!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Secrets

I've got a secret. AND I CANT TELL YOU!







YET STAY TUNED

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Wa- hoo and BOO HOO

Ok so tonight Weds night I decided I wanted outside. Mr Gab and I go out to eat some time but usually same places Apple Bees, Bakers Square. Once in awhile Red Lobster or Outback Steakhouse. But I wanted different. I wanted to try Ruby Tuesdays. Well we had two choices South Dale Mall or Mall Of America. MOA is closest.
So off we went. We parked to where we thought would be closet to about where restaurant was located. Got inside walked to information kiosk and looked and found we were no where near. So we took elevator up to next level and I took about 10 steps stopped and said lets go home I cant do this. So we went back down and started out. BUT there at the entrance door low and behold they had chairs to rent electric chairs (scooters) and wheelchairs! After hubby talked to the lady we decided wheelchair and we were off once again. Took elevator back up started to walk and then we stopped to check how much farther we needed to go. Well we figured around the corner but we took about 5 steps and hey we were there. So in we went. It took us a few minutes to go over the menu and figure out what each of us wanted and then we ordered. YUMMY. Not only am I glad we went out I'm glad I got to try a new restaurant. Plus we got to do some window shopping along the way. Mr. Gab and I also got time to talk. Now I have my own scooter I could have loaded it and took it But see we didn't know if we could get there by elevator. and one level parking. Couple weeks ago when we went to the movies there I had to go up steps even though I had my walker with the seat and Mr Gab ended up pushing me in that I had the worst weekend of pain ever! I didn't want to do that again. There are steps every where at the mall and yes they do have an elevator but it goes only to 3rd floor then you gotta walk to figure out where to go to next elevator to go up to 4th floor where theaters are I CANT WALK THAT MUCH! 50 feet and less people then I'm done for. Which is why when we got so far at the mall I was already hurting and couldn't do more and even going back down to leave and go home I was at the point of collapsing. So I do hurt some tonight because of walking more than I could handle But everything was worth it after getting the chair and relaxing with Mr Gab enjoying a new restaurant and just being out of the house. I want to try another date night Friday night maybe try a movie again. But we will have to wait and see after we pay bills LOL

I'm coming back little by little

Hello Blogger world how are you doing? I am doing......well ok let's not get into that just yet because there are so many things going on in my life that well would be the start of a book if I started to Blog about it.
So instead I am saying Hi I am coming back little by little leaving Face Book and coming back to where it all started and to what I enjoy....writing about my life.
As you can see my last two post I've been working on taking care of my nails. This is new to me and for me.
I WAS A NAIL BITTER! Oh the shame of it all. I still don't have everything down pat yet on doing them But I am getting better for some one who has arthritis really bad in her hands and shakes every where when trying to do the polish!
I've learned the best nail file to own is a glass one YES YOU READ RIGHT GLASS!
it doesn't tear your nail and you can file in either direction and it doesn't affect the nail in fact its almost if it makes them stronger. I buy mine from Amazon.com NO THAT ISN'T A PLUG FOR THEM! It just happens to be the only place my girlfriend who recommended them to me could find them so that's where I get them too.
Mr Gab has retired did I tell you that? HA HA HA just kidding........Oh wait seriously he did retire ....from Holiday......BUT he is working just a bit for one of our grandson's dads who owns a trucking firm so he does take a job every now and again. BUT GUESS WHAT?
He told me other day maybe he should go find a over the road trucking job again because he misses it a lot!
Well I said ok cause I would Love to go with him.....but we have a few small things to settle here first. The very first thing to settle is TJ.
Now TJ is our oldest grandson he is 17 till Nov 10th of this year then he will be yeah you guessed it 18!
But he is a senior in school. SO we are trying to hang around till he finishes school and graduates. I can't believe our OLDEST GRANDSON IS ALMOST 18 ALREADY. seems like just yesterday.
Oh and you know we have been talking about remember whens and the other day we were saying remember when we were talking about taking a trip out to South Dakota the coming up weekend (this was like on a Tuesday) and we were trying to see if we could fit it in our plans AND have our daughter keep her son that weekend so we could go alone. WHEN I SAID "hey where is TJ"? Now Tj is 3 at this point in time and usually he is right there with us but he was no where to be found......when all of a sudden we hear bump bump bump and here comes TJ walking though the kitchen with a HUGH suitcase dragging behind him and we go are you going someplace TJ? and he goes yes with grandma and grandpa to South Dakota. I'm ready and packed. (Before we usually had to say well hurry up go get packed we will wait for ya) Any ways we said but we aren't going to South Dakota right now and he broke out crying cause he was ready to go and wasn't about to be left behind. SO just out of curiosity we opened his HUGH suitcase to see what he packed and that little 3 year old had everything he would need for a whole damn 2 weeks!!! He wasn't going to be left behind. And it so so damn funny cause the suitcase was like 4 times bigger than him and he was a very big kid at 3 in fact most people thought he was 6 or 8 years old and some called us lie rs when we said no he was only 3. See I told ya a book! LOL anyways thats it for now. I will try to be back tomorrow. Or maybe I will try to set just 1 or 2 days aside a week and write an updated "Book" each time! Anyways take care play nice be nice to each other and see ya'll next time God Willing!

Sunday, October 06, 2013

Tried another new color

I am so having fun doing my nails. Still have some problems with the shaking part but still they are turning out pretty great if I do say so myself. Tonights nails they are suppose to be GREEN but look so more like blue. So maybe bluish green? IDK! LOL
Tonight I used the usually bottom coat and top coats then I used Sparitual Crystal Waters 
next I used Dollish Pollish Spank You Very Much 
and then I topped it off with Avon's Urban Splatter
as you can see I haven't done a clean up job. But once again not a bad job

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Learning to do my nails and having some fun

I have never been able to do my own nails. I have always been a nail bitter. And when I started taking meds that made my nails real brittle I started to go to a nail salon and had "fake" nails put on so that I could have very nice nails.
Then I changed some of my meds and to save money decided to do my own nails. Well I AM A CLUTZ! I have arthritis to start off with so my hands don't always work. they shake and don't go the way I want them to so lots of times I make a hugh mess. But I kept trying.
Today is one of my best days at trying.


So here is the final results of today's try. and here is what I used.
1) Opi Base coat
2)Orly Plum Delicious
3) Nicole Gone Wishin'
4)Avon Urban Splatter
5) Opi Rapi Dry Top Coat
And yes it took me a little while to do it all because I waited just a extra little bit in between each one to make sure each coat was dry because of my shaking hands. Any extra mess around the edges I used a q-tip and some nail polish remover to clean up with and here is the end results! I also have to thank Jenny Johnson for the few nails tips that she gave me they have helped alot. I have just a couple more things to get down pat and I think I will soon start trying my hand at designs on my nails. I know one thing it saves a lot of money. I had most of the polish already With the exception of Avon's Urban Splatter which my daughter just bought me! Either way I think I've done a great job!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Girls Don't Poop - PooPourri.com

I Love this! and because of this commerical I would buy this!

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Are we going to war?

Watching the news yesterday, I listened to chemical weapons,and warfare. I listened to our President say he hadn't made up his mind yet as to what he was gonna do. BUT if he goes ahead and sends our folks off to fight we will in all likeliness be in WWIII. and I AM AFRAID.

For our kids for our grand children for everyone. I don't think this is a good time for AMERICA.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

R U KIDDING ME MILEY?

THERE YA GO. IT JUST GOES TO SHOW YOU ONCE A NICE SWEET INNOCENT GIRL WHOM EVERYONE LIKED AND WANTED TO BE TURNED INTO A........... WELL I JUST WONT GO THERE.
MILEY CYRUS SURE MADE SURE SHE WASNT THAT LITTLE GIRL ANY MORE. AND BOY OH BOY IM PRETTY SURE THERE ARE THOUSAND NO MILLIONS OF MOTHERS OUT THERE WHO HOPE THEIR LITTLE GIRL DOESNT WANT TO BE JUST LIKE MILEY ANY MORE!
OH I REMEMBER THE CRIES AT CHRISTMAS TIME IN THE STORES....
"MOMMY MOMMY" I WANT A HANNA MONTANA DOLL I WANNA GROW UP TO BE JUST LIKE HER!"
AND MOMS WOULD SMILE BECAUSE HANNA MONTANA WAS A SWEET INNOCENT THING WHO HAD GOOD VALUES OR SO IT SEEMED.
AND NOW THOSE SAME MOMS ARE WONDERING WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED? AND WHERE THE HELL IS HER FATHER? AND JUST WHAT DOES HE SAY ABOUT THE SPECTACLE HIS DAUGHTER MADE OF HER SELF AT THE MTV AWARDS SHOW?
WE ALL THOUGHT MADONNA WAS BAD OR EVEN LADY GAGA BUT THIS WAS TOTALLY UNSPEAKABLE AND ONCE IT STARTED THE SHOW SHOULD HAVE BLEEPED IT OUT WENT TO COMMERCIAL AND DROPPED HER LIKE A HOT POTATO!
I DON'T GIVE A RAT'S AZZ THAT SHE WAS PROMOTING A NEW SONG OR EVEN AN OLD ONE WHEN SHE STARTED IN WITH THOSE SEXUAL MOVES IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN TURNED OFF!!!
MILEY I HAVE ONLY ONE THING TO SAY"SHAME ON YOU" AND IM GLAD MY GRANDDAUGHTER DONT LIKE YOUR MUSIC!!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

It's been awhile and things have changed

So it has been awhile since I've been here. And some things have changed and boy do we feel like fools.
I don't like to be negative about certain things but lets start at beginning.
I think my biggest mistake was posting our plans on Face Book.
Yes I think that's where it all may have started.
Back in June we were counting the days till hubby retired and we moved from MN to SD then on to FL. We were looking forwards to retiring in the sun. And yes I posted this on Face Book. Well about the time we were going to leave we got a frantic call from our granddaughter's mother saying she needed a twin size bed frame and dresser for her daughter. Ok well we didn't have a twin size frame but we did have a queen one plus mattress and box spring so we asked if she wanted that. She said yes please. And we had extra dressers after all we are moving and so getting rid of one dresser won't hurt us. So we were looking for someone to help us load it and no one came to help so hubby and I did it ourselves! Big mistake. But we got it loaded took it out there to their current place they were living and waited for her. When she finally came out she was so "flaky" (ok higher than a kite) that trying to get her to help was out of the question. And she wouldn't tell us what to do with the stuff. She kept wandering around saying I've lost my keys and she was looking through her trunk and stuff in her trunk all the while her car door was open and it was binging because the keys were in the ignition!!!
We looked at each other shook our heads and waited. Finally she told us to carry the stuff inside. US? are you kidding. In the end as we were unloading someone did come out of the house and help us. BUT OMG DID WE BOTH HURT!! I can't do steps nor lift and hubby was having some issues with some hip pain.
The next day I get a message from a woman who is a friend of our granddaughter's mother saying she has our granddaughter and that she took her away from her mother because her mother was so high on drugs she didn't feel it was safe for our granddaughter to be there. Then she wanted to know if we could take her. Well of course we can. SO there goes our plans. We get our granddaughter and first off she has no shoes and really has no clothes to speak of so my daughter goes out with her and picks out a few clothes. Then I take her shopping and get her some pj's and stuff she needs for personal grooming. A few days later after she is settled I take her over and get her hair cut and styled. Now she looks more like a little girl not a rag a muffin. She tells us her mom took her to a bar and that's why she didn't have shoes. HUH? Well we got a sorta story out of her and the woman who brought her but the thing that matched was granddaughter's mom was on drugs and her boyfriends were beating her up.  SO now here comes my birthday and we always go to South Dakota for my birthday. But now I've got Kelley. I finally get a hold of her mom and get permission to take her to SD with us and get permission to take her to the doctors if any thing should happen but I learn that some of my own children, including one of my grandsons can't make the trip. So I stayed home and had a party at daughter's house. It was fun but we didn't go see fireworks. and that was the not so fun part. I mean when your born the forth of July fireworks are a must!
So what happens next? I open my big mouth and tell oldest son who happens to be Kelley's dad that him and his girlfriend can move in for 4 weeks. NOW I CAN"T GET THEM OUT! And they think we are moving out and letting them have the house! NO WAY IN HELL. BEEN THERE DID THAT ONCE and they ruined the house!!! Ok son not this girlfriend but Kelley's mom and oldest son are the ones who ruined house so why would I in God's name let oldest son and THIS girlfriend have the house? NO FREAKING WAY!
So school is about to start........and I have no way of getting a hold of Kelley's mom. So I start to get Kelley enrolled in school when all of a sudden I get a message on Face Book that she is coming to get Kelley! Great. So I don't get paperwork done I don't get information I need to give school and then what happens? I get new message today "I have no place to live that place fell through please get Kelley registered for school" yeah her appointment is tomorrow at 9 and I am missing some paperwork. But I will explain once again. Oh yeah and I think we've been used through this whole summer as a babysitter for Kelley mainly so her mom could have a "good time" and not worry about her daughter......why you might ask.....I just learned our son has been talking to her this whole time yet telling us she doesn't have a phone or any way for us to get a hold of her! Mr Gab has been stressed to the max so much so he has been to the hospital and spent the night for observations. his blood pressure was high and he had some issues with "rocks in is ear being loose" ok that's what they  called it in the hospital. Look it up it is called crystals. causes dizziness and nausea. I know we will get Kelley in school for now we might get social services involved. all I know is I didn't want to stay here another winter yet it looks like we will be!!! Yeah I'm pissed. But granddaughter comes first really and right now I see her being used as a pawn in all this and I think she is the one that's gonna get hurt.And if I can stop that Im gonna!

Monday, July 01, 2013

Happy Happy and Happy

Happy Canada Day to all my friends from the North!

Happy Birthday to Barman as well today is his birthday.
I usually "sing" to my friends here so in true Gab fashion:


Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday dear Barman
Happy Birthday toooooooooooooo yooooooooooooouuuuuuuuuuuuuu! And many more!



Then this coming Thursday not only is it America's Birthday it is MINE! Yeah I will admit it even though I dont wanna! It seems like the older you get the faster the years go by.

This year instead of going to South Dakota for my birthday like we always do we are staying here going to daughter's house to celebrate there. She will be hosting the party.

Now you might say but why SD is always where you go for your birthday. Yes, yes it is...But this year some things have changed. Like we have our granddaughter Kelley living with us and not sure how long she will be with us. My oldest grandson has to work, he just changed jobs and so he cant really ask for time off yet. Another grandson went and made plans with his dad. Then my son who is Kelley's dad doesnt drive and wants to be here to celebrate and see his daughter. Now your wondering why do we have his daughter and not him well his ex/g/f has custody of her. But she was doing drugs and another friend intercepted Kelley and brought her here. Why didnt she go to her dad's. Well 1 he lives out of a hotel with his girlfriend and her 2 boys and he uses drugs and drinks. SO it would be like going from frying pan into the fire. SO we have her. Her other grandparents........they hate her! Yes and they have told her that to her face! Nice grandparents right?!
Then either Friday or Saturday we will drive out to SD and stay a few days then!  Hopefully soon things will get straighten out and we can continue our moving like we were suppose to back in June! Like Mr Gab always tells me we should never make plans they never work out!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Ok waiting for number 3

Well you know the old saying bad things come in 3's? We my last post was about our friend who was also our oldest son's god mother. Well Today was my aunt's funeral. She was only my aunt by marriage.. She married my mom's brother Charles.
She had MS. And she fought a hard battle and lost it on Weds of this week.
So I'm now waiting for the other shoe to drop the number 3. In secret Im hoping and praying that maybe it will skip the 3rd one. just once I'd like to not have to have bad new come in 3's! PLEEEEASE

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Saying good bye is so very hard to do

This morning Mr Gab woke me up with the worst news you could possibly wake up to. One of our friends passed away yesterday! She was our oldest son's God mother. She was too young to go. She had ALS.
Then comes the hardest part saying good bye to a friend that you are very close to, had loads of fun with, share much with and lots and lots of laughter.
Mr Gab knew her way before I did. They met when Mr Gab was in the Army. I met them when we got married. The same week we got married he called them to tell them he got married. They couldn't believe it because he said he was never getting married. So we drove all the way up there to prove it! Oh and then came the next surprise.....I was expecting......first thing out of her mouth to her hubby was "I wanna baby" that caused a big fight that weekend. But in the end they had 2 boys. She was about 6 months along when we got our son baptized and she had to hold our chunk of a son who at birth weighed in at 9 lbs 1 oz so by the time he was baptized he was a whopping 20 lbs and here she is bigger than a house trying to hold on to him. But it worked out and they became his god parents and life went on. And now we are saying good bye to her. We have our memories of course we will never loose those, and many pictures and many stories. But it just seems totally impossible that she is gone. We love you Marilyn and will miss you very much! May god hold you in his arms and take care of you till we all see you again.

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Shocker

This is what I posted on Facebook today:

I wish I could think of a song right now....something cheerful and pertains to my post! NOW MOST WOMEN would NOT tell you their weight But I dont mind one bit and I will tell you why! I started this journey some time last year at 261lbs. and off and on you have seen me post that I've lost more and more weight. Now this is a terribly BIG thing for me because I CAN NOT EXERCISE at all nope nada cant do it! So today when I went into see my neurologist for check-up they put me on the scale! (Now mind you I have had a few set backs or so I thought because I had some candy some pie you know stuff that would put back on the weight) SO when my weight came up on the screen I screamed and everyone rushed out to see what was wrong! I almost started to cry I was soooooo HAPPY! This lady has made it to 202! I'm a short 3 lbs from my original goal of getting under 200lbs! I can now set my next goal of 175 my finally goal is 130-140! I just can't believe Ive done it! But the doctor said once I gave up soda (well I have one every now and again but not like I used to) and DRANK WATER! that was my biggest help! If I could reach my back I'd give it a big pat!!!!


Yes I am one happy person right now! I was kinda mad at my self at the doctors office I had hoped by the time I seen him again I'd been under the 200 mark "missed it by this much" lol
Three whole pounds! That was all I needed to be to be under! But its ok Im happy Im still loosing!
AND My bp was good in fact it was very good!!! hasnt been that good in years!!! I truely am a happy camper!

Little Man Graduated today!

Our little man has graduated Kindergarten!
 we are so proud of him! He is Our daughter's last baby, so there is no more! Thank goodness lol. Oh there is another grandchild to get to kindergarten but she is only 3 so there is a ways to go and we probably wont be here for her granduation!
CONGRATS LOGAN!

Friday, May 10, 2013

MAY 6TH 2013 .....WE MADE IT

ON MAY 6TH 39 YEARS AGO WE SAID OUR I DO'S. THOSE 39 YEARS HAVE NOT BEEN AN EASY ROAD BUT WE MADE IT THIS FAR, AND I FORESEE US MAKING ANOTHER 39 PLUS YEARS TOGETHER AND HOPEFULLY A WHOLE LOT EASIER.

ALSO MAY 6TH 14 YEARS AGO OUR GRANDSON AARON WAS BORN. AND OH THOSE YEARS HAVE NOT BEEN EASY EITHER. THAT BOY HAS GIVING US SOME GRIEF ESPECIALLY SINCE WE CAME BACK HERE TO MINNESOTA. ON MONDAY (May 6th) HE SAID HE WISHED WE NEVER CAME BACK. MR GAB AND I SECONDED THAT!


SO ON MONDAY BECAUSE IT WAS AARON'S 14TH BIRTHDAY MR GAB AND I TOOK HIM TO DINNER AND LET HIM CHOOSE THE RESTAURANT. HE CHOOSE RED LOBSTER. OK NO PROBLEM! WELL MAYBE....................................



WE GOT TO RED LOBSTER ORDERED OUR DINNER AND OUR SALADS CAME AND I STARTED TO EAT A CROUTON AND THEN SOME LETTUCE WHEN I REALIZED SOME THING WAS WRONG. I GOT UP AND WENT TO THE LADIES ROOM AND TOOK A LOOK IN THE MIRROR AND YUP NO TOOTH. IT BROKE OUT AND I SWALLOWED IT!

SO THE NEXT MORNING MR GAB HAD AN APPOINTMENT WITH THE DENTIST AND I WENT IN WITH HIM AND SEVERAL HOURS LATER( as I had to be fitted in between everyone else including Mr Gab) AND $753.00 LATER AS WELL I HAD A TEMPORARY TOOTH.....AND AN APPOINTMENT FOR 2 WEEKS LATER TO GET THE PERMANENT TOOTH PUT IN. UGH WHAT A WAY TO CELEBRATE OUR ANNIVERSARY! POOR AARON BLAMED HIMSELF FOR CHOOSING THE RESTAURANT AND WE SAID NO IT PROBABLY WOULD HAVE HAPPENED ANY PLACE WE WENT! 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Doctor's

Well I went to the doctor's today for my MRI of my neck.....after wards the tech told me she had great pictures for the doctor to check out and he will get in touch with me in about 2 days.
Next week on Friday I am not looking forwards to that appointment at all. They will be sticking electrodes on my fingers and toes on my left side and then putting a needle into my muscles to give me little shocks to see how much I can feel. See last week at my Doctors appointment I had a follow up with another doctor and she was sticking my feet with a needle well right side I felt most of the time left side not so much! In fact about 1 in every 50 pokes I sorta felt. Sometimes I knew she was poking me but it didn't feel sharp when it should have. it will  tell them one way or the other if Ive damaged nerves or pinched
Either way just not looking forwards to it

Friday, April 05, 2013

WALKER?

Well it looks like Walker! Except he's all white! I guess thats what happens when there is too much snow? HEY WALKER WHAT HAPPENED?

Thursday, April 04, 2013

I've been..................

Loosing weight! Yay me! growing my nails! Yay me! and finally following Doctors orders........(not gonna toot my horn here lol cause it's something I should do period!)

Ok Lets start with the weight loss.
So remember way back several months ago I had a bad headache and went to ER? And I was very dehydrated? And I had bladder and kidney infection? And I was told I had to drink water? YUCK WATER!

Yeah that's was my feelings back then Yuck water.....I hate water! really and truly. And for me it was almost like gagging when I did have to drink some. I would take the smallest of sips and when no one was looking dump the rest out and say ok I drank it. (yes I would) But with the threat of a hospital stay hanging over me if I didn't drink water for real and lots of it I had to some how force my self to actually drink water. People say to me well just add a lemon or lime to it and give it flavor. BUT PEOPLE YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND I DON'T LIKE LEMONS OR LIMES EITHER!
So I got home from ER and I got a glass of Ice water and started with small sips and kept drinking smalls sips till I realized the glass was empty. So I got up refilled the glass and kept taking small sips. Now I did this for several days in a row till it all of a sudden became a HABIT! 1 glass of ice water with small sips turned into several glasses of ice water all with small sips. Some how I told myself a small sip isn't very big and I can get by it. When we went out to eat I only got Ice water. I used a straw and it was still like small sips and low and behold I'm drinking water all the time. And while I'm drinking this water I'm not drinking the pop. At first I had just 1 bottle of pop that would last me all day in between these sips. Then it was soon I opened a bottle of pop and I would drink some and that bottle sat there and all of a sudden it would take me two days to finish it. then three days to drink it. Now I have a bottle that has been sitting here a MONTH and I haven't even wanted to open it. not even in the littlest way have I wanted it. instead I reach for my glass of Ice water!!!! That folks is part 1 of my weight loss!
Now part 2:
I can't exercise! not at all. Why you say....well because of the car accident I cant stand or sit long enough to do any exercise. and when I do what they gave me in PT I end up hurting myself even more so they told me to Stop! that's where the pain pills came in....they wanted me to take them while doing PT and I did but then I over did it because I didn't feel the pain but couple hours later when pills wore off I did and couldn't move at all! Poor hubby would have to pull me up outta chair and drag me to the bathroom undress me help me get on the toilet and redress and drag me back to my chair or to bed and either push me into one or other said before item (chair or bed) and it got so bad for him that he hurt himself and he said NO MORE! So PT stopped and the only exercise I get is walking from bedroom to living room to bathroom and back again each day. and of course Doctors appointments and a few dinner dates out. Which I had a couple BAD experience's there so it got harder to get me to even go out! Well I had read and listened to all they people who talk about how your suppose to loose weight and 2 things stuck in my head. 1 was eat less and 1 was as soon as you start feeling full stop eating. So ok I can do that all by my self I dont have to go to weight watchers to do it. I dont have to buy special food I just watch wand listen to my body.
So I tried it. I had some spaghetti here at home. I took a normal sized plate and I put a scoop full on like I normally did and sat down to eat. But as soon as I started to feel my stomach get full and uncomfortable I gave my plate to my oldest grandson and said take it to the kitchen and leave it on the counter. He said dont you want it? I said no not right now I dont feel very good my tummy hurts. Well yes in a way it did but not really like sick sick. he says ok if I have it? Im like sure. (he hadnt gotten a plate yet so instead of getting a new plate and more food he finished mine)
Ok that was a start I felt full and my stomach felt uncomfortable! Now before I always had thought it was gas or some thing that made me feel uncomfortable, but I think now it was a way of my stomach saying really your gonna put more food here where am I suppose to put it? and then it grew! So I got to a restaurant and order a meal and I eat some till I get the full feeling and I say I need a take home box. I usually never get to eat the stuff I bring home.......either hubby eats it or grandson eats it! I DON'T CARE REALLY AS LONG AS I'M NOT EATING IT! I now hate going to a buffet because its a total waste of money I get 1 plate full and I cant even finish eating that and they wont let you take even that home so I try to avoid those kinds of restaurants now.
I will now find some carrot sticks or some fruit to have as a snack if I do get hungry in between meals but it rarely happens now that Im drinking more water Im usually not hungry between meals like before. AND We arent eating just before bed any more either.
So with all that said Im loosing weight! it was a big surprise the first time I was at the doctors and found out I had actually lost some weight But I had my suspicions. mainly because my pants were falling off me!
as for my nails well getting them done as one of the things hubby forced me to do to get out of the house they have finally grown out and Im not biting them. I still put them up there like Im gonna so its good thing they are   acrlic on top other wise I might have them down to nubs again my now with all the stress that we've had in between getting out truck and my Durango falling apart.
Now first off I have to tell you the truck is a 2003 so its already 10 yrs old. it dont look 10 yrs old inside or out it was kept that nice let me tell you. Yes we got a carfax on it so we know there was NO REPORTED accidents with it. and it was UNDER $10,000!!! Oh yeah under baby under. and we took all of my rent money after we paid taxes and we took Mr Gab's bonus from work and put down on it. But first we had to see if we would qualify for a loan to buy it even with our down. They did finance us. which was a super big surprise. So we put our money down and we have 3 yrs of payments of 188.00 a month. it works out to just 9,999 total then with finance charge but we had to finance the last 3,000 of the truck we just couldnt pull together the rest of the money. And Mr Gab wanted that truck so badly he said ok. NOW WE CAN PULL OUR TRAILER!  and that folks was the biggest problem we had with the Durango it wouldnt pull the trailer!   Yes I am a little worried about the fuel expense but again gas is just as high so no matter if Im  driving an F150 using gas or our F350 using diesel its gonna cost us an arm and leg. But we're gonna be comfortable!

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

How in the hell do these fools

I watch Duck Dynasty once......that's as much stupid as I wanna be!
How in the hell do these fools run a business? I sure in the hell wouldn't buy from them! They claim the show isn't scripted, if that's true these people are really stupid. and I don't even want to think of doing business with them.

BUT ON THE OTHER HAND MAYBE THAT'S WHAT YOU GOTTA DO......
YOU GOTTA ACT (or really be that stupid) to run a company and make a million dollars!

I don't know but let me tell you something. If I owned a million dollar company and they put me on TV and I acted that stupid and foolish I'd be afraid people would stop buying from me. I mean really. I wouldn't want to show my face any where in public after acting like that on TV.

So I'm guessing the TV station is paying them big bucks to act that stupid. If that's the case hire me I can be stupid too.

I can't understand

What makes a person go back to a person they know has done bad things before? Just because they say they have changed? Well ok some do change But honestly to put your whole life into their hands to claim to love them and possibly want to marry them after all the dirty crap they have done to you? NO NO NO!!
AND BIG SURPRISE he does it again.....................Leopards cant change their spots and he wont change either.
Now your life is in the crapper and you have to dig from the bottom again and this time its not only you your pulling up from that bottom it you and four more.
And of course we sat here telling you no dont do it. but of course you didnt listen and now your crying on our shoulders and the stress is hurting both of us and you. Some times I know you gotta let them fall and pick themselves up and fall again BUT GOOD GOD SAME PERSON? again and again? Sigh.....................I need a vacation

Saturday, March 30, 2013

More about the truck

You've seen the pics below (if not go look) We bought a 2003 F350 Diesel Ford Pickup that's loaded.
It got auto start, gps and omg I don't know every thing else but start talking to Mr Gab and you can talk for hours about the truck!!!!!
I drove it home from the dealer. YES ME! and I drove it all around yesterday......2 things I gotta learn.......ONE WATCH MY SPEED.....IT GOES MUCH FASTER THAN THE DURANGO  at a very small touch of the foot feed! and TWO IT'S MUCH BIGGER THAN THE DURANGO SO WATCH IT WHEN PARKING .....I hit a parked car......lol well ok lets rephrase that.... I bumped the car in front of me. No damage no nothing but shocked me that I was already that close to car in front of me. I worry about the cost of diesel but hell gas is expensive too so I guess it works out all most the same. And yeah in the winter we gotta be careful of it gelling but I hope we soon will be in Florida. But a F350 pick up that runs in our price range was a dream come true.
The morning after we bought it I said to Mr Gab "you know I love that truck. But its just the two of us and we are older so do we really need a truck that big?" and he said "NO But we want it and we deserve it and we got it and that's it" So I laughed and go ok. Then he said if we take really good care of it it should be the last vehicle we ever own, and at the mileage it has now it hasn't even been broken in yet. SO Mr. Gab is so very happy its been his dream for such a long time to own a F350 and now he has one. And I'm happy its a very nice truck. Not a color I would have picked but I ain't gonna complain! we got a really good deal

Friday, March 29, 2013

OUR NEW TRUCK

2003 F350 Deisel 4x4 loaded Heated seats, auto start, gps plus much much more. 




Wednesday, March 27, 2013

HURRAY

Sooooo....................


I went to the Doctor's again yesterday.........this was my arthritis Doctor, but they still make you get on the scale. AND


I WAS REALLY SCARED.........................................


BECAUSE I HAD SLIPPED LAST WEEK AND THE WEEK BEFORE..............................................


BUT


I GOT ON...............             AND..............................    LOST ANOTHER 8 WHOLE POUNDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


OMG I WAS SO SURPRISED AND VERY HAPPY. SO TO DATE I HAVE LOST 50 POUNDS......YES 50!
I'M A LONG WAY FROM MY ACTUAL GOAL (yep I made one, one I thought was unrealistic) BUT NOW AM ACTUALLY GETTING CLOSER TO EVERY TIME I STEP ON THE SCALE AND LOOSE MORE. I CAN DO THIS YES YES I CAN!!!

AND WHAT HELPS THE MOST BECAUSE I CAN'T EXERCISE IS THE FACT IS WHEN I START TO FEEL A LITTLE FULL IS TO STOP THEN NOT WHEN I AM FULL.
MY PLATE MY BE STILL FULL OF FOOD BUT I AM NOT.




Sunday, March 17, 2013

???

glug glug glug....................




some days I feel as if I'm drowning.



In Bills


In worrying about the car



In babysitting




In my health


In hubby health


GOD HELP US PLEASE! I put every thing into your hands once again!




Saturday, March 09, 2013

I love those kinda of days

Yesterday Mr Gab and I went out to breakfast at Baker's Square. Now for the longest time we stopped eating there because their menu had changed and they didn't have any thing either of us liked. But our daughter's on-again/off-again boyfriend works there and told us they brought back some of the old favorites so we went back and found we liked their breakfasts again. So here we are sitting chatting and eating when I looked up at the window and what do I see? 2 of our grandsons making their way into the restaurant with said boyfriend.
Well let me tell you the smiles on their faces when they seen us and they ran across the restaurant to give us hugs and kisses! Then they wanted to sit with us. But we were almost finished eating plus the table we were at would not accommodate 3 more people. Their faces fell but they took the table right behind us. We had a few more hugs and kisses and then said good-bye and we were on our way.
We then we to the bank, then off to the city to pay our water bill, then over to Target Optical to get our new glasses.
The good news is I can see......The bad news is I can't use the new glasses while on the computer which is where I am 99% of the day! I checked the ones I'm wearing (the pitted and scratched and worn ones) to see if they had numbers on for strength but couldn't find any so, my next option is to take them over to Target Optical and see if they can tell me what it is so I can find another pair like these for just the computer! But it is oh so nice to be able to put on a pair of glasses and not try to adjust them to try to see the words I'm looking at! But there is bad news with this as well.
I have cataracts on both eyes and as soon as I can no longer see with these glasses its surgery time. But of course it doesn't stop there......
One of the medicines I take is causing some kinda thing growing at the back of my right eye. So The ophthalmologists I seen wants me back in 3 months to keep an eye on it Plus talk to my Doctor about either lower the amount I take or getting off it completely.
Monday I go in for my next set of injections this time on my left side. If its anything like last time I will be out of commission for about 3 days well 2 really but the 3rd day I still am hurting just not as bad as the first 2 and I usually am moving better by then! And on those first 2 days I wont feel much like playing on the computer either.
But if its helps any at all like last time I should be able to walk almost totally by myself (maybe even with out a cane) and do some more activities around the house. The first ones in my right hip and back have let me stand and load dish washer all at one time instead of loading a few sitting down loading more sitting down. I was even able to wash pots and pans which before I couldn't even stand long enough to do them. AND MY BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENT was I made Mr Gab Breakfast one morning with out having to say take over I cant stand their any more!!!! And of course sleeping on my right side at night was so much nicer than tossing and turning all night long that I finally am (well almost totally) rested!
My thing now is the nightmares Ive been having But thats a whole different BLOG!
Be nice to one another and remember you don't know if you will be here again tomorrow that's totally up to God!



Monday, February 25, 2013

REALLY?

I am a real person!
I have real feelings!
I cry!
I Bleed when cut!
I eat I breath air I get dressed most every day.
How dare you treat me like shit
How dare you think you can walk all over me.
I will not stand for it
I will not lay down and take it
I will however tell you this:
(LISTEN VERY CLOSELY)

The next time your in a jam DONT CALL ME! I wont be there
The next time you need money DONT ASK ME! I'll be broke every single time.
Next time you just need a friend or shoulder to lean or cry on DONT LOOK FOR MINE it wont be there!

Yes I am being a bitch I learned from the best wanna know who?  GO LOOK IN THE MIRROR!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

I think we are almost to the end of raising another child

Our oldest grandson is 17 already. He will be 18 this Nov. He also has one more year of school left. Today he took his written drivers test and passed. Part one done and down the drain. We are almost done raising another child. We have had him pretty much since he was a baby. We are pretty much his parents as his grandparents. And now he can start driving. Behind the wheel of a real car. OMG my oldest grandson is now old enough to drive! waaaaah. I feel very old right now.



Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Well it does matter to someone

The lies, the back stabbing, the stealing all of it matters to someone. They may never say so, but it does. And the worst part is when its your own family doing it. AH yes family. They are the worst in doing things to hurt others.
I've learned with my own children just to let it go because no matter how many times you say anything to them they will deny it PLUS then they will go home and talk behind your back bad shit about you and say oh your crazy and shit like that. Sisters and brothers do it too.
I always wonder about these families who spend so much time going to church how they all feel when it them who lie? or steal? How do they justify it? to them selves? to god? to the ones they do it too? The voice of experience tells me its gotta hurt like hell either way whether your the one doing it to another or the one who its being done too.
It's too bad they can't just come forward say I'm sorry lets fix this. But nope most times it splits them apart to where most of them never talk to them again! Then when they pass they stand there saying shit like oh I wish we had the chance to make it up I so missed them! DO IT NOW STUPID!!!!!  Dont wait till its too late,  FIX IT NOW. because it matters.......................to someone....................and they probably are hurting....................so it's up to you to fix it...fix it now....................

Saturday, February 02, 2013

Shocker

Well, its been a few days. I've had a few things going on. Back at the beginning of Jan (very first weekend in fact) I had to go to the ER. I knew I had a bladder infection but got a shock to learn I also had kidney infection. After I took all my meds I was have several great days so great I actually was able to stand up and do dishes a couple of times. Then we went out one night for dinner just the two of us and during dinner I needed to go to the restroom so I started to get up and go and BOOM I fell flat on the floor. and it take several tries to get me up. I then wobble my way to the restroom go and start back but cant walk all the way to our table. I'm in such bad pain......I thought kidneys because that seemed to be where the pain was. So we go home drop off groceries and find grandson and go to ER again. THIS IS NOT HOW I WANT TO START OUT MY NEW YEAR! They did urine, blood tests and then a CT. all came back ok, the Doctor on call told me it was spasms. And they were caused by me when I over did the days I felt good. So he gave me some pain pills and sent me off home. When I was in ER they gave me Morphine to take the edge off the pain so that they could do the tests. Well it made me goofy and really yucky. I went to bed fell asleep only to wake up and run to the bathroom to be very sick. I was up rest of the night sick. Then I slept the rest of the day. and most of the next night. They wanted me to go see my own doctor 3 days after I had been in ER and I said well that's good cause I had an appointment that Friday morning. Well Friday morning came and I went into see my doctor. and WOW I had some more surprises in store for me. First they weighed me, I never look so I didn't see what it was. SO when my doctor started to questioning me over it I was like WHAT? are you sure? So when I was done with my exam we redid my weight and YES she was right I went from about 242 down to 213! Now while that doesn't seem like a lot to you for me it is. I can't exercise like everyone else can, I 'm not really mobile at all so to actually loose weight well that is great. The other thing that was a super big SURPRISE was my blood pressure. it had been in the 100's both top and bottom numbers sometimes the top number hitting over 200's. well Friday she noted that all three of my visits were normal not high at all. YES!!!! I finally am doing stuff right. SO I AM VERY HAPPY. I will keep eating the good stuff I have been cutting way back on the sweets (I pretty much stopped eating donuts) I am drinking only one can of soda a day and hoping to stop all together. AND I'm drinking more water than ever before.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Hello God it's me again

Hello God it's me again:
I know you haven't heard from me in quite awhile....."WHAT" Oh yeah that was me 5 days ago cussing and yelling at you your right....but that was the sick me. The me who was sick of being sick. The me who thought life was unfair, who wished you would turn back the clock to Oct 6th 2008 and let me make a different choice that day in hopes that I don't get hit by a "WITCH" who ran a red light and hurt me so badly my life changed forever while she walked away unscathed. Yeah that was me your right. BUT this me the one who is talking to you today is saying THANK YOU. For what ever reason my last 3 days and now today have been very good days. I haven't had the headaches and I haven't had the sick tummy. So I've been a happier me, one my family and I like. I know my family wasn't enjoying the other me Heck I wasn't enjoying the other me hence the yelling and cussing I did the other day to you. I really HATED the other me so much so I wanted to END the other me. In away you did end the other me. I went to bed 5 night ago after yelling and cussing at you and I cried and I begged and I pleaded 'PLEASE PLEASE LET ME HAVE SOME GOOD DAYS" I told you I didn't like me sick all the time and I said if you would just let me have some good days I would make the best of them. You did and I have ......so far. So Again:
Hello God it'd me again:
The good me, the not always sick me, the me who can handle the pain somewhat better than before me. and I want to say again THANK YOU FOR LISTENING AND GRANTING MY WISH. I also want to ask if  at all possible if we can keep going like this for awhile more. Everyone including myself likes this me. I'm not crabby, I'm not bitchy. I can actually do stuff. Yes your right I still have to deal with not walking very well, but I can now handle that because I feel better about the rest of myself. I am enjoying each and everyday not cowering in a corner crying. So if you please lets keep this going I LIKE THIS ME. Amen.