Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

I got some large candy bars for my grankids tonight.
No mini's for them LOL!!! Do unto others ya know.
Did I mention I traded my itty bitty car in for a Van with stow away seats? 
I have a trip to Texas and Florida and I needed something that would carry more than a small suitcase. I don't miss my Smart car. It was fun when I needed it.
I have a costume if you will for tonight. Remember the nose and glasses???
Hey come on now, it took me a long time to find them!
Now time for news. Tuesday at high noon (not really, at 12:30) I am getting my teeth extracted ! Yikes!! My temporary dentures will go in right away. I'm sure it will feel weird.
Just fitting the thingies in my mouth I felt like a ventriloquist's dummy.  They wiped my face and gave me a mirror to get the green stuff off my face. Yes Paul I am going to Aspen and they are wonderful here. I know many who have gone there and good comments.
I am getting the whitest teeth with a diamond atop the front tooth NOT. But ennaway it is time as my degenerative bone disease wiped out my roots on my teeth and thinned out my teeth under the gums. I saw my xrays and it was scary. I could break my teeth anytime.
I gained a few more pounds (ahem) because I will be on a liquid diet for ah bit. I figure slushies or slurpies an gushies and applesauce or ah shot of sauce eh? Will be my diet.
Have a scary Halloween!



Saturday, October 24, 2015

Part of a Family

My roommates family has adopted me......I am grams Nancy. I was invited to Gwens 8th birthday party and most the family was there. Birthday prayer and hugs and excellent food. Many laughs lots of hugs. I am part of the family  Even their BIG dog Hunter brought me his leash for grams to have the honor of taking him for a walk. Gwen opening presents, the guys talking of hunting stories and women talking how big the children are....I felt at home. It filled a hole in my heart you could say.
 It has been a busy week. Helping Joan find a truck to buy, oh and my meds turned on me too. I guess I cannot ween off them. Good to know.
     I started knitting boot cuffs. A new thing just cuffs to hang over tops of boots.
  I am so very tired right now. Monday doctor Tuesday dentist for new choppers.
     I am keeping active but cut down some so I am not overactive LOL!
  Mat asked me if I'd make him an apple pie as he says my pies are awesome. He's an awesome kid who has helped me move and does odd jobs for me and he calls me grams Nancy.
  I look forward to church tomorrow and I will learn the job of powerpoint for the songs on the big screen. The church's band is awesome. Now it's time to hit the sheets.


Sunday, October 18, 2015

Rocking Chair Thoughts

Rocking chair 


     Been think'in allot lately of where I'm head'in and where I was ah year ago.
Now that's allotah ground to cover if I wanna tell it. No time though.
I've been sickly with a bad cold last three weeks. Sortah knocked my socks off.
I missed going to regular spots like Mc D's for coffee with friends and senior swim exercise.
Until this cold was given to me by a little kid coughing in my direction, I was think'in maybe to move on somehow. Maybe a small place of my own by a river to fish? In my dreams eh?
I had this big idea of weaning off my med and be med free. Few friends encouraged me. Big mistake. Sick with cold then weaning off med brought muscle pain back and ah can of worms opened. It's like putting toothpaste back innah tube. I want my status rewound to three weeks ago when I was happy and doing so many things. 
Well we can't always git what we want now can we. I seem to be better today somewhat.
Watching my roommate come an go I am amazed I had kept up with her energy. Well I did.
I encountered my hubbie's cousin an wife at the movie theater. His cousin smiled at me with a distant look. He didn't know me! His wife said he has medicine induced demenia like altzhiemers. Only a couple minutes to talk but it was so sad. I've been missing hubby lately.
Well I best take a nap and keep real warm. I hope I feel better soon. I can't get a flu shot with a cold.
Take care and don't take anything for granted.


Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Enjoying Fall


  One of our 'Golden Girl' trips we went to GreenBay. This is the Vince Lombardi statue out front.
The place has changed big time. All good lookin too.
  Now the girls took me to Red Lobster so I can scratch that off my list. (bucket) Oh my goodness was the food fandamtastic!!!!!!! I found out I love coconut shrimp! Oh and the cheesy biscuits!!!! The girls took me then to Woodworkers Depot. I bought some hardwood cutoffs for making earrings. They had slabs  of cedar and other cutoffs big enough for table tops. Interesting place! We did not go to the casino ha haaa. It was a great time.
      The photo below is  Donna, Eileen and myself was taken last week when we stayed for a few days with Eileen up north in Tipler WI. Eileen is 94 and retired in 2012 from her paper route.
She drove a snowmobile in winter to deliver papers. Her sttitude and zest for life influenced me. She taught me how to make pasties. She made a huge bowl of pie crust from scratch (lard people). We mixed hamburger chopped onions and chopped taters and much more. Ennaway a handfull in center of a plate size pie crust and wrap it up to be a pastie. We baked them for one hour. We made 12 big pasties and I made three home made apple pies which they loved. We drove down to the orchard and no apples. The deer got them. So we went to Iron Mountain to get some apples and bought some food and tp and other supplies Eileen was running low on. She wanted us to stay longer but we couldn't.
I went fishing on the river rapids and kept my eyes peeled for bears. Yes, black bears which I saw two big ones. Up north is beautiful and now know why my grandpa loved living in his cabin most the time.

     Here is an awful dull picture of the wonderful Fall colors. The sun was so bright and my camera just couldn't handle it.

My cold has hampered me lately. I couldn't go to senior swim exercise or the bingo today with my coughing. I hope it clears up by tomorrow. I cannot get a flu shot having a cold. Ugh.
Winter is on it's way and I want to settle in and do crafts. I've been on the road alot yet loved every minute of it. My meds are cut back and I am doing good. Well Time to wrap up. I am in bed by 8;30 an up at 5am. I still walk everyday and will join this mall walkers every morning during winter. Take care and I'll be back soon.