Wednesday, December 29, 2010


I am still working on how to comment to other blogs sites.

Monday after Christmas

Today, as with most Mondays, I was with my grandson. Only today it started at 7:40am and lasted until 6pm.  School is out for "Christmas break" and his parents were working.  About 2pm, as we were playing outside with our tractors..he said "I just love days like this".  Grammy power!!! We had a busy, fun day. We discovered a "heavy roller" (that is used on making highways, etc) at the shop. He was so excited, climbed up on it and pretended to use it.  Then he took me inside to "pretend" to ride with him on the 4 wheeler.  I love his imagination.  He doesn't have many friends in his new neighbor yet, and they don't play with tractors he says.  So I do!  My daughter and her family have traveled to Florida to spend the most of their Christmas break.  Everyone else went back to work.  My husband is scheduled to have his gallbladder removed this Monday.  Sure hope all goes easy...he has had two heart bypasses.  He is such a marvel...he takes everything in stride...trusting in the Lord.  My Mom had her gallbladder removed 10 years ago, started out to be the simple surgery, ended up being major surgery. She was 78 and still complains of what a terrible surgery to go through. 

Monday, December 27, 2010


I got to spend most of this day with my favorite grandson.  Okay, he is my only grandson.  He will be 6 in July.  His imagination is wonderful.  He is so much fun to have around, until about 6pm. Then he gets a little grumpy.  I guess he just gets so tired...he yawned.  We have another day planned..Wednesday. Next week he is back to we only play after school on most Mondays and Wednesday. Such a treat.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Snow day

It has snowed twice here today.  They grandkids are excited about that.  When I looked out my patio doors about 7pm, turned on the lights to see the snow, there stood three deer trying to eat at the bird feeder. Of course, the lights scared them and they moved away.  You just never know what is right outside your back door(or front door as my husband calls it because it faces the waterway).  Isn't that the way our life is sometimes?  We just don't know what's right outside, or around the corner and sometimes we just miss it.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve

How blessed I am to have my children and grandchildren all live within a few miles. Today we gathered at my oldest son's home to see what Santa had left his 2 children (5) and (2 1/2).  They were so excited..we had brunch there.  Then to my Mom's for Christmas Eve dinner and present exchange.  All were there and laughter was heard through out the house.  Plenty of food, too much actually.  Tomorrow we will all gather here for more present exchanges and lunch.  My daughter is preparing her awesome standing rib roast and creamed potatoes, my Mom her collards.  My dad died 10 years ago and we are so glad that Mom is still with us.  My husband is so kind and generous, always wanted this to be a good Christmas.  But as Christians, any Christmas is a reminder of the greatest gift of all.  May we not forget it is His day, not ours.  Merry Christmas to all...hope you have a good and blessed day.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Wednesday with grandchildren

I love the way grandchildren play.  Their imaginations are awesome.  The fun we can have with tractors, dolls, simple paper and crayons and baking cookies.  Their sweet hugs, kisses and love is so very special.  Wouldn't it be nice if all of us could be like them much of our time?  So loving, trusting, mostly kind to each other. Just enjoying our time on this earth.  Thinking the best of each other and enjoying life with friends and family.
  We had a birthday party for Jesus at church tonight. It was good to be with fellow believers and enjoying ourselves.  It has been an especially good day today.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas time in NC

It's Tuesday...the rush before Christmas Eve...traffic in Wilmington is heavy. I had lunch with a dear friend today. It was nice taking and laughing and catching up on news. We haven't seen each other since the end of July.  Then on to some shopping. I saw so many things I thought the grandchildren would like.  My husband is the hardest to buy for. He doesn't seem to need anything.  So cold out today, but not raining.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Just thinking....

Finally getting over the lastest virus only to visit a kindergarten class for over a hour today.  One boy had left early because he had a fever, aches and pains and several kids sneezing, runny noses.  I will indeed be blessed if I do not catch another virus.  It is so cold here, even inside my home, that I considering a Florida trip just to warm up.  I don't like to be cold, but  the apostle Paul said "to be content in whatever state we find ourselves in" so I will try to remember that daily.  Christmas eve and Christmas Day will soon be here..why do we wait so long to spend quality time with family?   I am blessed with wonderful kids and grandkids.  They make life interesting and joyful, most of the time.  Just when I think things are good between everyone, someone "messes" up and then someone has to fix the situation.  Being 5 or even 2, like the youngest of my family, has its merits.  They are so full of adventure, imagination and glee.  God Bless them!!  I love they spirit.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

December virus

I decided today to go to my doctor.  He says "I have seen many patients with this just have to let it run its course".  He said it last about 7 - 10 days.  Ok, today is day 7, and tonight I feel lousy.  Will three more days really make a difference?  I bought a humidifier today.  My husband asked "Why did you choose a Frog?' I told him my other option was a cow. Need I say more. Hope it helps, whatever creature it looks like. This is not the best way to have Christmas cheer, but I know it could be worse, so I am thankful it is only a "cold virus".  It is all in the attitude, you know.

Monday, December 13, 2010


It seems each year at Christmas time I get sick.  I catch someone's cold or whatever. This year is no different, except it started earlier. My oldest son and his family had this same stuff for over two weeks and I think they shared it with me.  Last Monday (Dec 5) I drove my husband to the ER because of stomach discomfort.  He had had this previously in April.  We arrived at ER at 8 and finally got into a room after 10pm.  It was so cold in there and outside too!  After having ekg, blood tests and abdominal scan...Gallbladder disease.  They started him on Cipro. Wouldn't you know it,  the "piggyback" device carrying fluid and cipro quit working. Nurse had to restart.  It was a long tired. Drive to the 24 CVS across the street for meds to take home. Nice and warm in there. Pharmacist computers begins to shut no prescriptions filled.  It is 3:45 am Tuesday when we finally arrive home. I am so tired and sleepy I can hardly move.  The telephone wakes us at 8:30 much for sleep. Now my voice is sounding funny, throat hurts.  I have caught the dreaded Christmastime illiness...again.  It is still with me today. Christmas should be all about remembering the reason for the season, not about being sick.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010