Thursday, July 14, 2011

Better Days

Today is Thursday, July 14, 2011. It was supposed to rain all week, but I took my chances yesterday with laundry and guess what? No rain, washed, hung, folded and put away and still no rain. Which is a good thing, I know, I know we need the rain, however, when it rains here, the sky just opens up, buckets fall from the sky.

Yesterday was mama's 75th birthday. So we got her a Papa John's gift card and her favorite licorice. She loves their pizza and was checking out the licorice before we left. I was so thrilled to hear her say that she wanted to move back into town. She is about 20 to 30 minutes away and it is so hard right now for me to get over there. George has been using my car for work, so I have to wait until after supper to go. Makes for a very long day for this ole gal. I have been going to been be 9:30 or 10:00 every night, no late nights for me.

We got rid of Verizon last month. The price was just out of sight and it was never the same. Every month seemed like there was a surprise, so after I would say 7 years, we are now using a prepaid phone and I like it. Anyway trying to teach mama how to text is crazy. I can't call her and check on her so I try to text her. She tries, bless her heart, but she always rings my phone calling. At least I know she is alright.

I have gotten a couple of things done, not finished. A baby blanket is all put together, but it has to be clipped. Half of the candy is done and my MIL quilt is so close to being done it isn't funny. I have to have it finished by Sunday, George is going to see them, so he needs to take it the candy and the pictures. My energy level seems to be getting better, just not where it was. I don't seem to be able to get things done as fast, I think that's what it is.

Then last night after I put dinner in the oven, young son says mom, there is a fire in the oven. Okay, let me see what is going on in there, well I guess the bottom heating element went out and when it did it caught fire. Lovely, so I put dinner into a smaller pan and put it into the little oven. Now, I need to find a hot plate until my stove is fixed. Son #4 came over while we were over at mom's and I am not sure what he did, but I do know that he threw the breaker and told young son not to let me turn it back on. He does this stuff for a living. So, I am not sure how dinner will be cooked, maybe outside on the open fire like the cowboy days.

Well daughter and her three are supposed to be over today, so I had better get busy on that quilt. The kids usually hang out in the pool while they are here, who could blame them, that's where I use to be.

Remember yesterday, dream about tomorrow, but live today.~Brightest Blessing~


  1. Oh, a clothesline! How wonderful. I dream of the day when I will once again have a line on which to hang clothes! :0)
    So glad you are feeling better!
    And supper looks rather yummy! (Hhhhmmm...maybe I need to go have breakfast! LOL)

  2. You have more energy than I do, Dede! :) And we do most of our summer cooking outside on the BBQ because it keeps the house cooler. I'm glad you're feeling better - take good care of yourself! xoxo Pam

  3. I ditto Pam - you put me to shame! Glad to hear that you are feeling better every day! Mama will get used to the texting - if my mom can do it - anyone can!

    Enjoy the BBQ - it's the nicest way to eat all Summer anyway. Have a great day with your daughter & the kids!

  4. Glad you are continuing to feel better. But I still think you are trying to do too much.

    Oh my, I can't text either. Neither of us have learned. 'Course many other family members can but... So far, we haven't had any need to.

    So glad you made a wise decision about your Verizon bill, etc.

    Please don't keep trying to pack as many things into each day. Please... :-)


  5. Stopping by to say hi and happy to see that you are feeling better. We just recently switched our phones too because of the outrageous amounts they want when we barely even use them.

  6. Hi Dede! So glad to hear you are feeling better! I missed ya! Happy b-day to your mama too! Sorry blogger won't let me sign in silly blogger I guess I was away for too long. xo Becca

  7. Hi Dede..That first photo had me drooling!!Happy Bday to Momma!!And Best wishes to all the family!!Hugs,Cat

  8. Busy, Busy Dede! Treasure your Momma, they are gone too soon!

  9. dear sweet friend..I love you and have missed you. I am sorry I went into hiding dealing with life's lil kick in the ass in the last 6 months. I feel like I have come out of a fog. now medications have been adjusted (feel like a medication tester)and I have been feeling better. Because of all the meds it weakened my immunity, heart, and muscles. But all can be reversed with time and determination. Erin is doing better, she had pacreatitus(i know that is spelled wrong)and had a stint put in.Is like 90lbs wet but is getting stronger. Ayden is HUGE and trying to walk. Still has his trache but has learned to make noises anyway. He is standing up and pulling up on everything. He is my strength, I lost that for a lil while but have realized I can get through it. I have missed you immensely. I pulled away from everyone during all of this. gaining my memory retention back also(felt like I had dememntia for a lil while lol. Doctor said it was from mis prescribed meds. But I trust him and feeling so much more better. I love you Dede. Tell your family I said Hello!!!! I will stay in touch I promise, and thank you Dede you are aso my hero.

    xoxoxoxoxooxxxoxo Sonia

  10. Ok this new blogger crap is driving me nuts..LOL

    Sonia aka anonymous apparently


It was nice of you to take time out of your busy day to stop by. Blessings to you and your family! (((HUGS)))