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It's Only Been 24 Hours...
Tuesday, October 10, 2017      10 comments

Yesterday morning, my right big toe was operated on. Arthritis set in and made it very difficult to not only walk but to sleep. The block that the anestheologist gave me can still be felt. I was sent home with crutches and a foot scooter. No... Read more
Moving Again
Sunday, October 01, 2017      4 comments

I've had so many moves in my life that I don't remember the exact number. Right now, I am living with my youngest and my granddaughter in a house owned by my oldest. My furniture is in storage in Michigan, and I am in Alabama. My youngest... Read more
Just When I Thought My Routine Would Get More ... Routine
Sunday, September 24, 2017      4 comments

My routine started to change September 20, 2016. That was the day I had my left thumb operated on. The cartilage decided to leave me after years of abuse as a waitress and a house cleaner. No doing anything with the hand for over a month. I ... Read more
Another Change in Routine
Monday, September 18, 2017      5 comments

Change in routine?? Who am I kidding? It seems I lost my "routine" about 2 years ago! But, yes, my daily activities have changed again. Something different to get used to. But...I am getting into more of a nighttime routine. I'm not sleepi... Read more
Indoor Yard Sale
Monday, September 04, 2017      4 comments

Where we live, we have home owners associations. There are community yard sales in the spring and fall. It's a ton of work and where the house is, there's not a lot of foot traffic. Most of what we have is girl baby clothes. Helena has gone ... Read more
Be Your Own Advocate
Tuesday, August 29, 2017      4 comments

A few years ago, I was put on a medicine that I didn't think I needed. The doctors kept telling me that if a doctor prescribed it, there was a reason. Soon I was having trouble swallowing. I don't remember how many tests I went through and no... Read more
Unsolicited Phone Calls
Thursday, August 24, 2017      6 comments

I've been getting so many unsolicited phone calls that I am seriously considering changing my phone number. It's just such a hassle to update the information everywhere. My daughter did come up with a good idea. She gave a different ring ... Read more
Helena Evelyn looks Beautiful
Friday, August 11, 2017      7 comments

A girl that Sherry works with took Helena's 3rd birthday pictures for her. We got the CD yesterday and sat down to look at them. We both cried. Helena ... Read more
Oops I did it again!
Monday, August 07, 2017      3 comments

I am told frequently I do too much. Do I listen? Of course not! Friday, I got the step ladder out to try to corral the overgrown mess of a bush that's on the property line. We have a 3-foot retaining wall there as the neighbor's yard is ... Read more
My Daughters' Little Red Wagon
Tuesday, July 25, 2017      4 comments

Sarah and Sherry got the wagon for Christmas one year as a present from their paternal grandmother. I can't tell you how many times that the wagon was used. It really saved us quite a few times. (If you ever sold Girl Scout Cookies you unders... Read more
The Good and Bad in Everything
Wednesday, July 19, 2017      5 comments

Bad: I had to morrow money to get another lawyer for the divorce. Good: Hubby is trying to cheat me out of more money. It won't happen. Bad: car won't start. Good: the garage door won't open anyway. I don't have the money to fix anyth... Read more
I got a relaxing vacation
Wednesday, July 12, 2017      4 comments

We went up to Detroit for 10 days and I got to spend a lot of quality time with my family (except the "problem" children, but that was a good thing). Got a Tiger game in and lots of swimming and lounging around the pool. The problem with... Read more
Day After Helena's Birthday Update
Wednesday, June 28, 2017      4 comments

The different stories that I heard about the "alleged shooter" on Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, AL and getting more and more worried about my granddaughter being at the daycare near the scene that was cordoned off, the 6 pm news announced that... Read more
6/27/2017 Helena's Birthday
Tuesday, June 27, 2017      6 comments

Helena was so excited this morning. I took her yesterday to the store and she picked out what she wanted to take to school as a treat. She wasn't even there for 2 hours and all of Redstone Arsenal is on lock down. There is an active shooter n... Read more
How Come Time Goes By Faster Each Year?
Friday, June 23, 2017      6 comments

I remember as a kid that summers seemed to last forever. Then it took forever for Christmas to come. I grew up, graduated, married and had 2 babies. Time from that point on seemed to go faster and faster. I thought that when my girls graduat... Read more

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