Saturday, October 30, 2010

James Dupre, Again.

Please turn off my playlist music (in the left-hand sidebar) to listen to the video.

Remember this post I made in June about a terrific young singer that I came across on YouTube? His name is James Dupre. This morning there was a comment on that post in my inbox, from someone who knows James.

Anonymous said...
Just to let you know - James Dupre is even nicer in person than he comes across on screen:) He has also signed a record contract.

I think it's so thoughtful of Anonymous to let me know that James is as nice as he seems in his videos, and that he has signed a record contract. I'm as excited and happy for him as I'd be if I knew him in person. :o)

You can listen to sample tracks from James' CD, It's All Happening, and purchase it here, and you can read his bio on his webiste, here. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Thursday Chitchat

Reece spent the night, and stayed with me for most of the day today (Thursday). He is such a joy! We had fun. This morning we made a Halloween garland--black bats and orange jack-o-lanterns cut from construction paper, then taped to some fuzzy black yarn. We hung it in the front room window. He loves doing things like that. I asked if he wanted to take it home, but he wanted to leave it at Gramma's house.

He still likes to watch zany videos on You Tube. He loves the Duck Song, and then finds other videos on the sidebar that he wants to see. Some are not suitable, but last night we came across the Annoying Orange. Oh my, Reece was so fascinated, and got extremely tickled when the annoying orange (which is really annoying!) started making crazy sounds and sticking out his tongue at Apple. "Apple, hey Apple, can you do this?" :o) Reece imitated Annoying Orange all day! Uh oh. He was also singing the Duck Song. I love to listen to him sing.

Ron had jury duty today, but didn't get picked. We had to wait for him to get home before going to Gran's, so we were there pretty late today. She didn't mind, though.

Reece took The Terrible Terrier to Great-Gran's and had her drawing pictures of Rasty (the terrible terrier) and other characters in the book. Gran gets a kick out of her own drawings. I think she is surprised by how well she does. :o)

It's been a nice couple of days. :o)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pizza Pat and More

Our daughter-in-law emailed this picture a couple of days ago. She said, "This is Pizza Pat that Lily and I made for her school. If she wins, her class gets a special treat." I haven't heard whether Lily won or not, but I think their Pizza Pat is so cute! Good job, Lilyput (and Mommy)!

I drove to Wilford Hall in the early, foggy morning today. My platelets were up to 61,000--finally over 50,000--so next time I go I'll go back to the oncology clinic instead of the transplant clinic. And I only have to go once every 2 weeks! Whoopee!!!

I had to have magnesium through the IV, which took 2 hours, but when that was finished they took out my PICC line. (Another Whoopee)!

So it was a good day at the hospital. I'll have another CT scan in a few weeks, and pray that there will continue to be no sign of the cancer. I'm doing well, thanks be to God. Thank you all so much for your prayers and support!

I was late getting to Mom's today since I was at the hospital longer than expected. I was starving, so stopped and got lunch for both of us. She was asleep on the couch when I got there a little after 1 PM, but was hungry and ready to eat. :o) I spent about 2 hours there, ran her dishwasher, took Teddy for a long walk, took out her trash and chatted for quite awhile. I didn't see her yesterday since Ron took her meds to her at lunchtime.

Reece is coming over tonight. I bet he has big plans for things for us to do. :o)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

October Sunday

Guess where we went today. :o) Yes, the Pumpkin Patch! Reece had a great time. He likes pumpkins and enjoyed just walking around looking at them. We rode on a hay wagon pulled by a tractor. He thought that was fun.

They had a place to take pictures--hay bales stacked up, with fall flowers, pumpkin and scarecrows--but Reece didn't really want to sit down for pictures, as you can see by his expression. :o)

We bought three pumpkins and he is thrilled with them. His Papa drew a face on one of them, but we'll wait until a little closer to Halloween to carve them. We learned our lesson about carving too soon last year when our Jack-O-Lantern went bad a few days before Halloween.

Reece wanted to make cookies, so I made oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. I thought he was going to help me, but he was more interested in helping Papa with the Jack-O-Lantern face. :o) He liked the cookies, though.

Cyrise called to say that she had made lots of chicken stir fry for dinner, so we had dinner with the kids when we took Reece home. It was fun to see Aubrey and Camryn, to hold Camryn on my lap and give her bites to eat. They are so sweet. Aubrey was acting bashful when we first got there. She would hide her eyes behind her hands whenever we paid attention to her. But after awhile, she got over that. I had planned to take her with us to the pumpkin patch, but they were both napping when I picked up Reece. We will have to do something special with them.

It was nice to go to Mass today. It's been a few weeks since we've been because of my illness, and i've missed it. I still didn't feel well during Mass, or at Mom's afterward. We had taken some leftovers to her place to have for lunch, but I didn't want anything while we were there. Later Ron got me a little pizza from Schlotsky's, and I ate every bit of it and felt much better after that. Eating is a sort of catch-22 for me. Eating helps to keep the nausea away, but sometimes the nausea keeps me from wanting to eat.

I love the last picture of Reece as a very solemn pilgrim. He also wanted to pose with the woman pilgrim because she was holding a pie. :o)

Friday, October 22, 2010

Lab Work, Airport and Voting

I was supposed to be at the hospital at 8 AM this morning, but a thunderstorm slowed traffic to a crawl. I had to stop by Mom's on the way to pick up my iphone that I accidentally left over there yesterday. Ron was supposed to call me from the airport when he got in, so I needed the phone.

I got to the hospital late and had to wait for them to draw blood, then wait for the results to come back, then wait for the picc line dressing to be changed. But I still got out of there about 11 AM. I knew that Ron's flight was due at 11:something, so I headed for the airport. Just as I arrived he called to say his plane had landed. I waited in the cell phone lot until he got his luggage. He's been in Colorado, and thought it was hot here. I think he is glad to be home, though.

We went to vote this afternoon. There was a line at the polling place, but not nearly the line there will be on election day. I'm glad we got it done early.

I didn't do anything else today. I stayed up way too late last night watching some dumb movie, then got up at 6:30, so I was really sleepy and took a long nap.

Not sure what the weekend holds. Hope yours is wonderful!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Wednesday (and Thursday) With Reece

Josh and his family came home from Rockport yesterday, and Reece was very eager to come see me. Josh and Cyrise said he told them about 100 times that he wanted to go see Gramma. I think he missed me while he was away, and remembered that the last time he was in Rockport, I was there too, so it didn't feel right to him.

So he came over yesterday and spent the night with me. Ron's out of town this week, and it was nice to have Reece here to keep me company. It's a joy to wake up in the morning and see his gorgeous little face.

When I got up, he woke up immediately (he always does) and said, "Is it morning for you, Gramma?" I told him that it was, and he said, "And is it morning for me?" :o)

We went to Gran's later in the morning. I heated up some soup for her, and made her a grilled cheese sandwich with potato chips for lunch. Reece was stealing her potato chips, but as you can see, she didn't care. :o)

When we left Great-Gran's, he was very upset with me because he wanted to go to my house instead of going home. I told him that we would stop and get something for lunch and asked him if he would like to have a picnic in the park. That made him really happy. :o)

I asked if he wanted to go to the part of the park with the lake where the ducks are, or to the playground. I was surprised when he said he wanted to go to the lake. He likes to feed the ducks.

He very much enjoyed our picnic, and walked down to the lake when two ducks came along. When we finished eating, I gave him some pieces of bread leftover from my hamburger, and he tossed them to the ducks. They were a little skittish and wouldn't come very close, but the fish went crazy for the bread pieces! It looked like the water was boiling where they were fighting for the bread, and Reece got so tickled. He was laughing big deep belly laughs every time he tossed in a piece of bread. It was so much fun to watch him! :o)

There is nothing more precious than time spent with a grandchild, just the two of you. I look at the pictures I took today, and I feel so blessed.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tuesday Chatter

The Michaelmas daisies, among dede weeds,
Bloom for St. Michael's various deeds.
And seems the last of flowers that stood,
'Til the feast of St. Simon and St. Jude.

I haven't done anything in the yard this year. I love to plant flowers, herbs, a few veggies each year, but with the cancer I wasn't able to garden at all.

But we have some perennials that grow without any care from me. They look a bit wild and wooly this year, but I still love to see the riot of blooms on the Esperanza (yellow bells), rock roses, salvia, four o'clocks, turk's cap, jasmine, and other plants that come back year after year.

My Michaelmas daisies (asters) were late this year. Michaelmas is September 29, and my daisies started blooming just a few days ago. I can't believe how many flowers are on the plants, and there are still plenty of buds that haven't opened yet. I love their pretty purple color next to the bright yellow bells in the flower bed.

It was hot and humid here today. I drove to Mom's this morning, then Kelly came over this afternoon. We had lunch at Las Palapas, then went to Hobby Lobby. Since I'm not supposed to sweep or mess with plants or flowers, Kelly swept up the dog hair around the dog crate and pulled the spent flowers out of my bouquet for me. Nice to have a clean floor, and the bouquet looks as fresh and pretty as when I first got it.

Kelly left around 4:30, hoping to beat the rush hour traffic, but I have a feeling she wound up right in the middle of it. I loved having her with me today.

Tomorrow she is going to pick up Gran and Teddy and take them to her house for lunch and a play date with her dogs. I bet Teddy will be happy to see his buddies Banzai, Darcy and Hunter again. :o)

Kelly will give Gran her meds, so I don't have to go anywhere tomorrow. I'm glad since I don't feel very well tonight and just threw up the soup I had for dinner. :o( I think it's time for a bath and bed.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

A New Baby In Our Family!

My niece and her husband have a new little son.

His name is Finn Jacob, and he was born on Friday, October 15. He weighs 6 lbs. 9 oz. and is 19 inches long. He and his mommy are both doing well.

When I talked to my sister on Friday, she was standing in front of the nursery room window looking at her second grandchild. We are so grateful to God that Finn is strong and healthy.

I can hardly wait to hear about Jonah's reaction to his new baby brother. :o)

Congratulations, Kori, Steve and Jonah! We love you and are so very happy for you. Hugs!!!

Catching Up

(Flowers for me from Ron's co-workers. They are so pretty).

Friday morning: at the hospital for labs. Didn't need a transfusion of any kind, although my platelets are still too low. I don't have to go back until Monday morning.

Friday evening: Reece spent the night. :o) He was so happy to be here. We got out the few Halloween decorations I have and that just made his day.

Reecism: He was looking through the container of cookie cutters and came across a detailed turkey with a wattle and fanned out tail. He said to me, "What is that?" and I said, "What do you think it is?" He studied it for a minute and then said, "Is that a cock-a-do?" :o) :o) :o) I just love the things he says.

Saturday: We went to see Great-Gran. Reece had not seen her since she came back from Sandi's, and he was so excited. They had fun playing together. We made Gran some lunch and left her eating chicken and rice soup.

The rest of Saturday was pretty quiet. I didn't feel well for most of the day. I'll be so glad when all of this is over. I never know if the day is going to be good or bad.

Sunday morning: Reece's other grandpa has been in Rockport for a couple of weeks, and he wants the kids to come down there for a few days. Josh was able to get a couple of days off, so they are leaving to go down there today. Reece loves going to Rockport, so I know that he must be so excited! They are coming by here on their way to pick up some things, so maybe I'll get to hug Reece and the little girls good-bye.

I thought we would go to Mass today, but one of my nurses said that there are so many sick people that if I go I should wear a mask. I don't think I'll go. I've avoided crowds since my transplant, and I don't want to take any chances. I know I'm a little paranoid about germs and bacteria, but better safe then sorry.

Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

It's been a lovely Thursday.

Not only was the weather perfect, but I got to spend time with Kelly. We went to Gruene to have lunch at the Gristmill.

Lunch was delicious. Kel had a steak, salad and Gruene beans and I had chicken fried chicken, mashed potatoes and Gruene beans. We sat outside because it was a beautiful autumn day.

After lunch we explored the antique store. Kelly has been looking for metal trays and bought two really cute ones. She also found a little Christmas gift for one of the Grands, and that's all I'm saying about that. :o)

We got home around 2:30 PM and Kelly had to hurry home to her doggies, who were in their crates while she was gone. It was so much fun to be with her. We always love being together. She also swept my kitchen and breakfast room for me. What a sweetheart!

Ron went in an hour early to work this morning, so he came home early. He is outside now, trimming the huge hedges in the front. The man has to be doing something all the time.

I let the puppies in when I got home, and they are snoozing right now. I am watching Holmes On Homes on HGTV. I wish he would come to my house. :o)

(Pics are of the Gristmill and the Gruene watertower, gleaned from the internet).

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Wednesday With Reece!

It was nice to have a two day break from the hospital, but I was back again this morning. My lab results were good enough that I didn't need a transfusion. We are hoping that my body is beginning to make enough platelets on its own again. I understand why I need to go often for labs, but I wish it didn't take half the day!

Ron dropped me off, went to work, then picked me up when I was finished. We stopped at Mom's on the way home. She and Teddy were doing fine, but I found out from a neighbor that Mom was walking on the street outside the grounds of her apartment complex yesterday. She said that Teddy had pulled away from her and run away. She managed to coax him back to her, but she said she had to go a long way and that it wasn't easy. It makes me so angry with him when he does that to her. I really don't want her to walk on the street because it's a busy street, the neighborhood is not the best, and I'm afraid she will go too far and forget where she lives. I guess it's time to get one of those ID bracelets for her. And a new halter collar for naughty Teddy.

Ron brought me home and had lunch here, then went back to work. I've been watching the rescue of the Chilean miners, but fell asleep on the couch.

Josh called to ask if Reece can come over later, and I'm looking forward to seeing him. Sometimes I miss him so much that it hurts. Yesterday I was talking to him on the phone, and he wanted to know if we could go to Rockport. He and his mommy had been looking at pictures of Rockport and she said he pointed to the exact room where we stayed and asked if he could go there. When we were there, he stayed with me and Papa every single night. All of the Grands would come to our room off and on during the day. It was such a special time. I do hope that we can do it again sometime soon. Reece said, "Gramma, can I take you there?" He is such a sweetheart!

It was wonderful to have Reece here! Being with my grandchildren makes me so happy, it has to be good for me. :o) Reece wanted to have a tea party, so we did that, twice. He loves pouring the tea from the pretty little teapot into the tiny cups and then drinking from them. We also played outside for a little bit, read a book about dogs, drew dogs and cut them out, drew his family and cut them out, played with his box of little cars and the "coobies" (that's what Reece calls the cootie game), and I stole as many hugs as I could get away with. He wasn't happy about having to go home this evening, but Papa stopped at HEB on the way to his house and got him pumpkin shaped cookies and a Cars vehicle, so he was okay.

Josh and Cyrise sent grilled raspberry marinated chicken and steamed rice home with Ron, so I'm having that for dinner. Yummy! Thank you, kids.

And all of the miners are now safely out of the mine in Chile. Thank you, Lord!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Easy Days

Another of Ron's rose photos. This is the bouquet he picked for me yesterday. So pretty!

Monday was a quiet day here. Ron and I went to Mom's around noon. We stopped and got her a hamburger and fries for lunch. She is still getting used to being back home. She said she hardly knew what to do with herself. :o) But she was enjoying being with Teddy.

When we got home, I did some laundry, made a grocery list and napped. Ron took my list to the store in the evening while I fed and played with the puppies.

I talked to Cyrise yesterday, and she said that Aubrey is feeling much better, but still has some diarrhea. I'm so glad she feels better, and I'm still praying that the other kids don't get whatever she had.

Ron had to go back to work today after a four day weekend. I don't have to go to the hospital, so he took Mom's meds with him and will take them to her at lunch time so that I won't have to drive anywhere. He takes good care of me. :o)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

This And That

Ron took a picture of one of our climbing peace roses today. Isn't it pretty? There are buds all over the bush; I guess it likes the cooler weather. They smell so good, too.

We went to the hospital this morning for blood tests. I did wind up getting a platelet transfusion, which was no surprise. I don't have to go back until Wednesday.

We left there around noon and went to Mom's. It's nice to have her home again. She and Sandi went with us to Cracker Barrel for lunch. Sandi had to go back home this afternoon, so we didn't get to spend much time with her.

Teddy looks so cute with his new haircut. I'm sure he is happy to be home again, too, but I think he's going to miss Kelly and her dogs. Kelly is already making plans to bring Hunter to visit him. :o)

There is a lady who had her stem cell transplant a couple of weeks before I had mine; I see her often when I'm at the hospital. We had a chance to talk for awhile today, and I am relieved to know that what I'm experiencing seems to be common. As she talked, I could relate to nearly everything she said has happened to her. I was especially concerned about my low energy level and constant fatigue, even though the doctors keep telling me that is to be expected. But she is going through the same thing. She also mentioned how food doesn't taste right, and the constant queasy feeling, which along with the fatigue are my main complaints. Although I hate that she is experiencing these things, too, it comforts me to know that someone else understands exactly what I'm talking about.

The funny thing about Mrs. S is that the nurses are always getting us mixed up. I have to make sure they don't have her name on my lab work. She said they are always calling her by my name, too. I guess I can understand why--we're both short, smallish, bald ladies, about the same age, we dress similarly, and have the same kind of disposition.

I played frisbee with the puppies for a little while this evening. They never want to stop playing, once we get started. I sat on the patio with them while they ate their dinner. They're in their kennel now, happy to be inside. They will probably go out one more time tonight, but for now they are snoozing and content.

Hope you've had a wonderful weekend!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Friday Chatter

I thought I was going to get a break from going to the hospital until next Wednesday, but I'm going to have to go back on Sunday because my platelets were low today. It's hard to understand how they can be 33,000 last Wednesday, and today they were 19,000. Where the heck did they go? My doctor said a lot of his patients had lower platelets for some reason, today.

Cyrise called to say that Aubrey is sick today, and has a fever. :o( I just hate when my grandbabies are feeling bad. I hope Reece and Camryn don't come down with it, but little ones always seem to catch whatever their siblings have. I won't be able to see them for awhile. :o(

Ron has the day off and went with me to the hospital this morning. It took forever, and we went to Chesters for lunch afterwards. I went to sleep when we got home, and he mowed the backyard. He mowed the front yesterday, and it looks nice. Our weather has been so nice, but we're supposed to get back up to "normal" temperatures this weekend, so it will get hot again.

Sandi is bringing Mom home this weekend. Mom has been with Sandi since Labor Day weekend, and they've had fun together. I know Mom will be happy to get home and see Teddy, though. He has been at Kelly's all this time, and has become one of her pack of dogs. Teddy is going to miss Banzai, Darcy and Hunter. Kelly said he has lost weight and is very healthy. She had him groomed today and was laughing about how small he looks with his coat cut short.

Sandi will be going to her daughter's at the end of next week to be there for the birth of her second grandson. Jonah is going to have a baby brother! We are all super excited!

I have a couple of prayer requests for my prayer warriors--not for me this time, but for two wonderful guys who have cancer. I got a letter from my cousin Shirley telling me that my cousin Bobby has prostrate cancer, and my sister emailed me today to say that her father-in-law, Jim, is back in the hospital and they found cancer in new places in his body. He has been fighting it for a long time now, and doesn't want any more treatment. Please send up a prayer for these strong, brave men. Thank you!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Good Day

No transfusions again, today. My labs look good--my counts are still low, but slowly going up, so my doctors are happy with my progress.

Ron dropped me off at the hospital this morning, but Kelly picked me up and brought me home. We met Ron and his friend Matt at lunch time when I realized I didn't have the house key. They ordered lunch for us, so when we arrived at the restaurant we were able to just sit down with them and the food came immediately. Ron and Matt left before Kelly and I finished because they needed to get back to work. We enjoyed our "surprise lunch" very much, though. And I got the house key. :o)

Kelly vacuumed the family room and stairs when we got to my house, and swept the breakfast room. I sat out on the patio. I'm not supposed to do any housecleaning for at least 6 months, and am supposed to be out of the room when anyone is vacuuming. I haven't found a housecleaner yet, but I'm going to have to do it soon. It's hard to keep myself from dusting or sweeping up dog hair. I do wear a mask if I have to do something like that, but I'm taking a chance even then, so I try not to stir up dirt and bacteria. Thank you, sweet Kel, for helping me out today!

Kelly left around 3:30 and I had a nap. Josh came by to bring Ron's lawnmower back, so I got to see him for a few minutes. Now I'm heating one of K's wonderful casseroles in the oven. It smells so good! We're eating late tonight because neither of us was hungry until now after the big lunch.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Fall Means Acorns Around Here

Our yard under the live oak tree is covered in acorns. Ron has to vacuum them out of the pool every few days. The ground crunches when you walk over there, and if you stand under the tree you are quite likely to get beaned on the head by an acorn. Reece likes to put their little "hats" on them. :o)

I love live oaks because they stay green all winter. The lose their leaves in the spring, but only when the new ones start to grow and push the old ones off.

It's not unusual to see live oak leaves blowing out of the back of pickup trucks like confetti as you drive on the highway in the spring.

I could do without the darned acorns, though.

My friend K, the sweet lady who gave me the puppies she found on the side of the road near her house, came by this evening with her baby and two of her precious daughters. They brought us four (4!!!) meals--all homemade--mac and cheese, enchilada casserole, lasagna and shepherd's pie AND a loaf of the most delicious pumpkin bread. What a blessing! Cooking has been one of the hardest things to do since I've been home. K, thank you again. You are such an amazing, generous person to do so much for us when you have your hands full with your family. It was wonderful to see all of you, and I know the puppies enjoyed playing with the girls. :o)

Monday, October 4, 2010

Day of Rest

(Pics that make me smile). :o)

No transfusions again today, hooray! I was done at the hospital by 10 AM, and I don't have to go every day this week, but only on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. They believe that my platelet cells have ingrafted now, since they increased since Saturday with no transfusion. Now if I could just get my energy back, things would be wonderful. I still get tired so quickly, and just don't feel quite right, but they expect that to last for the next several months. Oh well, day by day, little by little, things are getting better. :o)

We wound up not going to Mass yesterday. Ron didn't think it was a good idea, especially since I had a sore throat. That is much better today, though.

We took the puppies to be groomed at 2:15 and picked them up at 5:15. They look so pretty and smell much better. I think we're going to take them once a month. They are outdoors so much during the day, and often nap under a bush in the dirt, so they get pretty dirty. We are thinking about making or buying them Karunda beds, so they won't be lying right in the dirt. Kelly told me about them, and they're pretty cool.

I've just watched HGTV and napped all day since Ron brought me home. I did go outside for a few minutes, and the weather is so cool and beautiful. My sweet olive tree is blooming and it smells wonderful! It always blooms when we have a little bit of cool weather.

Now Ron is home from work and I need to figure out what we're going to have for dinner later on. Hope you've had a great Monday!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Weekend Chitchat

We had such a nice Saturday. We were at Wilford Hall in the morning, but I didn't need a transfusion or anything, so we were out of there by around 10:30 AM. I didn't have to go today. Hooray! Finally a day off from that place!

I woke up this morning with a sore throat, though. There is something in the air making my nose itch and run, so maybe it's just drainage causing the sore throat. I sure hope I don't have a cold since I have no immune system to fight it right now. Ron made me a cup of Earl Grey with honey--it tastes so good and does soothe my throat.

We picked up Reece yesterday afternoon and he spent several hours with us. We went to get ice cream, then came home and played. He talked Papa into taking him to HEB where they bought little cakes and some plastic farm animals.

I got to see the little girls when we picked up Reece and when we took him home. Camryn is walking everywhere now, and looks so cute! She didn't want to walk on the sidewalk, but was doing a "spider crawl," with her little butt stuck up in the air and moving on her hands and feet. It was so funny! Their mommy had put some of those Halloween clingy stickers on the front door, and the kids were so thrilled with them. It doesn't take much to make them happy. :o)

Ron and I had dinner at our favorite Thai place after we dropped off Reece. Yum, pad thai! I told him that we needed to stop eating out so much, though. I haven't cooked since I got home from the hospital.

I'm still trying to decide whether to go to Mass or not. There are always so many people coughing and hacking, but I guess if I can go out to eat I can go to Mass. I'll wear a mask and sit in the back.

Have a beautiful Sunday!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Happy Birthday, Jacob!

Today is Jacob's sixth birthday. Wow, he is growing up too quickly!

He is such a sweet little boy, very bright and curious. He loves Legos more than any other toy, I think. He can make the most amazing constructions with them. He would be a wonderful architect or engineer.

Jake has a crazy sense of humor and loves to laugh. He can get the most mischievous look on his face, with his eyes sparkling. You just know that he is planning something a bit naughty. :o)

He started school this year, and seems to enjoy kindergarten.

Jakie, I love you so much! Happy Birthday!!!

A Quiet Friday

Another morning spent at the hospital. I'm so tired of being there, but it's necessary I guess. I didn't need a transfusion today, but they gave me magnesium through the IV. I have to go back in the morning. I was hoping to have the weekend off, but no such luck.

Ron picked me up around 1 PM and we went to lunch at Red Lobster. I had catfish, he had flounder. It was pretty good. I love their cheddar bay biscuits.

Got home around 3 PM and I felt exhausted. We let the puppies inside and they are crashed in their kennel. It's hot outside, so I know they are enjoying being in the AC. I think I'm going to follow their example and take a nap.