Monday, November 26, 2012

bah Humbug so far, lol

Hi, Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving weekend! I think I slept almost the whole weekend away, lol. I tend to get depressed on Holidays, because I'm not around friends and family. I slept all night Sat night, off and on all day Sunday, and most of today......and just like that, I'm over it. Yes, yes, I know I'm weird. Plus I probably needed all that sleep anyway.

Hubby and I cooked Thanksgiving dinner and ate alone. Passed some out to a couple of elderly neighbors, that made me feel good. We shopped just a little on Saturday morning, but could only find a few things I needed. Beginning to think buying for Christmas will never be over. I used to Love Christmas. My whole month of December would be full of parades, cookie swaps, parties, and just all around preparing. With it just being us, I struggle to like Christmas anymore. We put up our tree. Well, I woke up yesterday afternoon and hubby had put up our tree. He is so good to me. I think he thought it would get me out of my "mood" as he calls it, lol. It didn't help, but I pretended it did so he wouldn't feel bad. I woke up determined not to get up til I felt ok, and I do now. Sorry for all the Bah humbug, but Christmas shouldn't be about the money (gifts) and for my spoiled grand kids, it is. Of course who spoiled them? ME!!! lol

 I have NO idea what to get my daughter in laws for Christmas. Do you think they would like a gift basket? Jenny has just started sewing and I thought I could do her up a basket of sewing goodies, and Regina maybe a spa basket, since she is raising 4 girls and going to school full time. Is that something you would like? I need to make a decision soon. Would really appreciate your input.


Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Turkey Day!!!!

Wishing you all a great and Happy Thanksgiving!

Today is also mine and hubby's anniversary.
Very Blessed.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

eye bags

I woke up at 5:30, checked Fb to talk to my DIL Regina. Lily had woke her up with a bug of some sort about 4 AM throwing up everywhere in bed. That means most of the girls, if not all, will get it. Please pray for them. Almost every time I go visit, I get sick, because I have basically no immune system now after the transplant, and if somebody has something, I get it. Last year after our Christmas visit, I wound up in the hospital with pneumonia and was sick for 6 weeks all because they had colds. I have to be careful.

Anyway, went back to bed for a few hours, just got up again with HUGE bags under my eyes. I hate that. Why don't they tell us when we are young that in our 50s things start to fall. Maybe that is what they mean by everything goes downhill. The boobs fall, and if you lay down, they head toward your underarms. Then my face fell. Literally the skin on my young tight face is now sliding downward. lol I always look like I am not smiling because my face slid into that position. People think I'm asleep while watching tv because the skin over my big brown eyes has slid and my eyes now look closed. Now I wake up with big ugly bags. The question is- would I get a face lift? In a heartbeat! OH YES!

Yesterday was a good day. I am beginning (trying hard) to socialize more. I have basically become a recluse to my apt and porch. Other than going to the grocery or Walmart, I stay in. Very bad for me. Anyway I had two neighbors visit yesterday, and Caroline came. She's being a lot more help that I thought she would. Then we went to do some shopping.
Christmas items bought-   0
junk bought I didn't need- 4
stuff I needed-                   2
time spent with hubby-     Great
We will go again on Sunday after church. Yes, I am going to church on Sunday. :)

Kind of blew the diet just a little- had a small grilled steak, baked potato (huge), and a big salad for dinner. It was good, but way too much food. I'm starting to notice I am getting fuller quicker.

Have an amazing day ~Sandy~

Monday, November 19, 2012

Amazing Monday

I just read on facebook that an old school friend, Eddy Tennison, passed away last night. So sad to hear that, and even sadder that I didn't keep up with most of my school friends. I remember Eddy as the red headed, freckled face guy that always had a smile on his face. Haven't seen him in 40 yrs, which is how long ago I graduated high school. That is the saddest part. I'm getting old! Praying for the Tennison family this morning.

It's a beautiful but cold morning in Arkansas. Rain is coming and you can see the darkness back towards the west. Hubby is off today and we are doing a little Christmas shopping. I wanted to be finished by now, but oh well, such is life. I always have these big plans to have lots of money saved for the holidays, and as always, that didn't happen. So we are struggling to buy Christmas again. It sucks. Lack of money just takes some of the spirit out of the holidays.

Hubby and I have been talking. Neither of us are very good savers. Starting the 1st week of January, that changes. Our goal for 2013 is to save, save, save. We need a new (used) car. Ours is a 1994 and is slowly getting more and more things wrong with it. So our first goal is to buy a car by April or May. After that, we'll see how much we can save.

Searching for a new church home. I'm not as religious as I should be, but I am trying. I now have some church clothes, so am looking forward to going to church. I grew up in a small Baptist church in north AL with the Rev Elzie Jones as our preacher. He was my granddaddys fishing buddy. The teens at that church were some of the meanest kids I ever knew, lol. Naughty kids.

Have an amazing Monday!!!!  ~Sandy~

Sunday, November 18, 2012

A Silly Saturday

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Joined the bloglovin' community also. Been a follower a long time. Jumping in.

Yesterday was like any other Saturday, or so I thought. I woke up at 5:30 and was afraid hubby had forgot to set the alarm. He leaves for work at about 5:15 and ALWAYS kisses me goodbye. This time he had not woke me up or kissed me. I tried to call him thinking he was still on his way to work, and he didn't answer. At this point I was a little upset.

So I proceeded with my day, took my bath, brushed me teethe, took my morning meds. I have a lot more meds that I take in the morning(13), and only 3 in the evening. I then cooked my breakfast- some scrambled eggs and a little thing of mandarin oranges. Piddled around the house a little- then to the computer.

Tried to call hubby again, still no answer. Finally by this time, it was about 7:30 and I wondered why it wasn't getting daylight out. Was still totally dark. I tried to enter a contest that I do daily. It said I had already entered. Talking about being Discombobulated!!!!!! Yes, that is a word, lol. My word.

I finally discovered it was 7:30 PM not AM. I had eaten breakfast twice, had two baths, and taken my morning meds at night having already taken them in the morning. Hubby was busy at work as he was working the afternoon/evening shift. I had taken a nap ( a long 5 hr nap) after he went to work at noon. Crazy, crazy me. It's official, I've lost it!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Happy Sunday!

My youngest just turned 36 on Thursday and this is their new family portrait. Left to right-
Regina (Mom), Kelsi (16), Kenzie (12), Lily (6), Maddie (4) and Dennis (my baby).
I love them all so much.

Life has been good this week. I only had 2 bad days, and 2 out of 7 is good for me. Carolyn has actually helped out a lot and gives me a new reason to get up and be happy, and not bored all day.

Very cloudy this Sunday afternoon, rain is moving in for tonight. Hubby is working, and I need to decide about dinner. Do you ever just have no idea what you want to eat?

I'm into a book and can't put it down, so headed back to finish it............. til tomorrow..

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Great day

Today has been a great day, except for all the election stuff. I have decided to put that behind me for now, as there is nothing that can be done at this point anyway except pray.

Thanks to Carolyn, my house is clean, really clean. That took about an hour, then we sat and chatted about an hour. Her cousin, who is my friend Janette, came by, and that made it fun. She is a very funny person.

I sat outside for quite awhile today. Beautiful sunny day with just a gentle breeze in the air. I figure I should enjoy it before the cold gets here again. All in all, it been a great day.

And best of all, I weighed today. 294 people. That's 10 pounds gone. "10" . Loving the bandwagon!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Happy Election Day!

Maddie got a new bicycle! She is 4.

It's been a very good day. Got the voting done, and am so happy all these negative ad campaigns can now be done. No lines. One of the perks of living in a small town (population 724).

I got a package in the mail from a new friend that totally made my day. She is truly a good person. What a fun surprise!

Went to the doctor on Monday and he ran lots of labs and a chest x-ray, and I have to go get a cat scan next week. He says my liver is doing great, and he is going to help find out why I have hardly any energy at all. My magnesium is low, but that is not unusual for a transplant person. So, we'll see.

My in home caretaker showed up today for the 1st time. She was supposed to start two weeks ago, but oh well, that's ok. I feel so strange about it. I have nothing for her to do. I need help getting in and out of the tub, because my tub is so high from the floor, but hubby helps with that. I may sound stupid, but I do not want to get naked in front a stranger and have her help me bathe. Geez, I'm just not 'that' bad off. Plus she can help me do small chores like wash dishes, dust, things like that, but the house was clean. So anyway, she is supposed to come every day at 11 AM for 3 hours five days a week. THAT IS CRAZY! Plus, I like my free time to read, and play on the web, talk on the phone to my daughter in laws, etc. Tell me, what do I do with this person every day?  Her name is Carolyn.

Everyone have an amazing evening!  ~Sandy~

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Is it Saturday already?

Is it Saturday already? Been sick and running a small fever the past few days. Felt like crap, but feeling much better today. It started Halloween night, and oh well.....blah, blah...

Going to get the girl's Christmas off layaway today. I am determined to be done with my shopping by the end of November. Have any of you started your shopping, or are you through? I have to start early (like in Sept) to afford it all. Geez, toy prices are CRAZY these days. Lily wants a set of Monster High dolls. They look like Barbies that are all painted up weird. A set of them are $40. And yes she is getting them, lol. I tend to overdo at Christmas.
This year hubby cannot get off work at Christmas so we are going to Bama on the 19th. It will be good to see them, but won't be the same as watching the girls on Christmas morning.

We also laid away a new camera for our Christmas gift to each other. Cannot wait to get it out in Dec. Great photos ahead!!!