Thursday, August 30, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Another Almost Wordless Wednesday!
I just want to Thank you all for your kind comments about our trip! Please keep us in your prayers for a safe trip and and good health! I will miss you all!!! Talk to Grams it is good name for this blog, because I sure do like to talk!! I enjoy "talking" to you every day.... These wordless Wednesday's are going to be hard on me!!! :)
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
I must help Nancy pack and that is something else let me tell you!!!! She wants to pack every thing she has..... So I will have to help her before she take every thing out of every drawer, all of her hang up clothes, you get the idea...
When we were all younger we went to Texas for Camp meeting every summer in Dallas.
I loved going down there and times were hard... Carrie and Bill were on their own and I had the three younger girls .... We would pack up and ride down with whoever was going! Our friends were very kind and gracious and took a 17 years old Nancy, Karen who was 13 and Kelly was 18 months old..... We went with a retired couple in their RV and I was able to take Kelly's play pen!
One year we rode a Greyhound bus to Dallas for 15 hours and it stopped at every town on the map!! That was hard.... We laugh about it now... but I never did that again!!
We always had a wonderful time and came back refreshed and ready to start in again!
Praise God! He was is so Good! All through the really hard years He never left us! He was always there helping me take care of everything!
Ok, back to getting ready for our trip. We have a place for our Dog to be, Sarah is taking care of the cats, I have all our meds refilled. Karen picks up the concentrator tomorrow afternoon.
I will miss reading all on your blogs and leaving comments!!!
Carrie called me last night and she said that I was so addicted to this now that she doesn't think I can go a week with out blogging!!! I told her Karen and Kelly will be posting pictures over on Traveling Grams and I can rest up!! I think I can go a week with out blogging!
Karen just called me and she is on her way to work. She said she had sent a message to Sophia, Sarah and me that tonight is "Toe Nail Painting Party Night"! She will be bringing home some Pizza, we can Pop some corn and put in a Chick flick and Paint toe nails! Oh Good Heavens Grams better go soak her feet and get ready for this Party!!!
Monday, August 27, 2007
I have Karen who made mine! So a Great Big Thank you to her!! It is so much fun blogging and all the stuff that comes up that we do!!
I did a blog yesterday about Kelly's new blog A Care Giver's Diary You can scroll down to that post or look on my side bar under what I read every day and find her!!
She talked about Nancy and going to sonic and then how I spilled my drink that Sarah bought for me! What she didn't say was what a horrible mess it was! It spilled on her new computer caring case! The blanket on the floor by the couch,etc.... I then picked it up and tried to sit it on the coffee table and spilled all the ice on the floor! Kelly and Sarah cleaned it all up!
No wonder she needs a blog !!!!
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Thank you so much Anni!! This is adorable! I love it!! She said that reading my blog brought Sunshine to her while she is reading! I want every one to know I did not make these!! If you had threaten to take my diet coke away, I still could not have done this. Karen made these for me! Thank you bunches.
The rules are:Write 8 of your blog friends' names in a unique way and post them. You must write the blogger's name that tagged you, then add 7 others. Be creative.
Hootin' Anni, I'm returning the favour. She is one creative upbeat lady. I love reading her blog. Her posts are always interesting and well written. Please take the time to go see her wonderful blog. She posts pictures that are out of this world!!
Denise has a wonderful uplifting blog about her faith in God. She has been going through a lot lately. If you can't get to this for a while we all understand.
Well, what can I say about Sandy? She has been so much help to me in learning how to blog, copy and paste, and adding pictures, but she didn't show me how to do name plates though. :) I love reading her blog everyday. She's my blogging mentor.
Jane has a very inspirational blog. She discusses various topics of her church life, books, and the mission in Venezuela. It's really hard to tear yourself away from all her interesting posts.
I hope you all enjoy your name plates as much as I did mine.
Our insurance pays for them, but of course you have to wait until it is time to fill them again. I called our pharmacy this morning and they will be able to fill both medicine's before we leave!!
I am Praising God !! It has worked out with us taking a oxygen concentrator, we get her insulin from Medco and it all came by mail this week, and now the two most important meds will be filled!! What a relief!
My granddaughter Sarah came by and is taking her to Sonic to get a tea. Nancy loves going to Sonic! She will talk about this all day but talking about going Sonic is a lot better then many things she could be saying over and over!!
If you would like to read a more comprehensive post about Nancy, Kelly my youngest daughter has a brand new blog site it is called A Caregivers Diary and you can go over there and read all about caring for Nancy and me!!!
Hopefully she give me good press!!! I know though taking care of two people and working, doing house work, running the photography studio, setting up the photography website, running everyone to their doctors appointments, running errands and she works at the library!!! This is can be overwhelming. Whew!! She puts on many hats every day!! I do realize how much she is giving up to care for us! I appreciate her very much!!
Friday, August 24, 2007
Accent - I was born in Iowa. We have lived in New Mexico and then moved to Missouri, So I would say Mid-Western!!
I Don't Drink- alcoholic beverages but love caffeine!! Diet Coke!!
Chore I hate - I hate cleaning the toilet!!
Pets - We have 1 dogs, 2 Cats and I love animals!
Essential Electronics - That would definitely have to be Kelly's laptop and Internet!
Perfume - I like light fragrances and use vanilla sugar
Insomnia -Not to often!!
Job Title - Mom/ Grandma .Great- Grandma Friend
Most Admired Trait - Kelly said My good nature
Religion - Baptist/ Assembly
Siblings - My brothers Ray died in 1998 and my sister Margaret died 4 days later in 1998 This was a hard time... My brother Don passed away in 2003. I am the only one left.
Time I wake up - when I wake up!!
Unusual talent/skill - Taking care of Nancy!!
Vegetable I refuse to eat - I love all veggies!
Worst habit - Staying on the internet too much!.
X-rays - chest
My favorite meal
- Oh my mashed potato 's, gravy ,and fried chicken!
I am tagging Linda at This and That Diary and anyone else who would like to do this meme! Have fun!!
Thursday, August 23, 2007
So now I can write about someone in my community or something I am thankful for ...... but I have chosen to give out an award to someone who I see as very up lifting!!
Eddie, over at Shorty Bears Place is my choice this week!!
Now that is true love not that Hollywood junk we read about! This is the real deal!! I was so impressed by his love and dedication to Denise. She has a lot of blogs she reads so this was no small feat! She always leaves the most encouraging comments!
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
We have so many wonderful blessings to count this week!! I found a blogger who lives not very far from me!! This is going to be so neat!
I had one good report from the Dr. My cholesterol was in good shape. My sugars were not so good. The Dr. changed my insulin, so this could be a blessing in disguise if it works better then what I have been using.
I am so thankful for new clothes to take on our vacation. I 'll be a fashion diva on the beach!! Ok -- just kidding!!
I digress from the main thing I am blogging about. I am thankful I made it to 69 yesterday!!
I am so thankful for all my family and friends who sent cards and phone calls and came over to day Hello to me!!
I am thankful for all my blogging friends who wished me a Happy Birthday!! You all are so dear to me. When I first started blogging it was a life line for me because Nancy and I our almost shut-in 's but it has become more than this. I have so many blogging friends who encourage me daily! I am so thankful for you all! God has Blessed me richly!
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
He has been my Dr for about 35 years!!
I had lab work, don't know what it will say until it comes back with the report. I am diabetic and I did a fasting blood sugar test. I had lost two pounds!! Like I always say that is better then gaining 2 pounds!! I had a pneumonia shot. Ok enough about that!
I was so glad to hear that Denise over at Shorty Bears place is feeling a little better.We have all been so concerned about her health. Denise is a diabetic and she had to have eye surgery. It has been a long painful week for her but her husband Eddie said things are looking up and she is a litttle better!! This is wonderful news!! Denise is one of he sweetest bloggers out there!! She loves God with her whole heart! I have missed her, her great posts, and her sweet comments!
Monday, August 20, 2007
YEAH!! I had to renew my drivers license today and be able to see a bunch of letters!! I read them right off and then identified each one of the signs, only missing one!! I renewed my drivers license for 6 more years!! I don't have to do this until 2013 again!!
I haven't driven a lot because of my knee but I always think it will get better and I want to have my license ready to go!!
This weekend I was out reading blogs and I stopped in at! Young at Heart
I left a commet and one thing lead to another and we found out we live about 25 or 30 miles from each other!! This is so neat!! We are planning on getting together one of these days!! This was really fun and I look foward getting to know Glo
Sunday, August 19, 2007
And low and behold there was a new BLOG site!!! TravelingGrams!! go see!
(For all my school teacher friends, according to dictionary.com it can be spelled, Traveling or travelling...) I have two (that I know of) school teachers from around my area who read this every day!! Spelling is not my strong suit. Neither is grammar.
She thought this would be nice for me to keep track of our trip. This is for Carrie and all of our friends to follow us on my big vacation! So if you want to you are invited to come along with us!
We are watching the weather and if there are any hurricanes in the area when it is time to go we will just turn east and go to the Smokies Mountains!! This is what all my kids have assured me!!
Friday, August 17, 2007
August 17th, 2007 Category: The Feasts, 2007
Describe your laundry routine. Do you have a certain day when you do it all, or do you just wash whatever you need for the next day?
Since I hurt myself and I can't get up and down the stairs very easy, Kelly does the laundry!! Never fear Grams has done her share of laundry over the years!! I almost wrote a book about doing laundry in the early 60's over on Julie's comments one day!!
We lived on a farm and I had to hand pump the water, heat the water, wringer type washer, hang the clothes outdoors to dry, and bring them in you get the idea. It was 1968 before I had my first automatic washer and dryer! Sometimes I was able to go the laundry mat and boy oh boy did I love that!!!
In your opinion, what age will you be when you’ll consider yourself to truly be old?
In my mind I feel like I am still young!! Having a baby at 40 does that for you!
My body sometimes makes me feel old, some days!! But my family tells me I have to live to be 92!! So when I am 92 I guess I will be old!!!
What is one of your goals? Is it short-term, long-term, or both?
To be able to walk without pain!!
Name something unbelievable you’ve seen or read lately.
Elvis's 30 year anniversay of his death! But you know what Nancy loves Elvis and in a couple of week we are going down through TN and will stop and let her see his house.
We can't let her get in big crowds because of her immune system and all the very strong meds she takes for her lupus! But she will really enjoy whatever we do there!!
On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how happy are you today?
I am happy most of the time! I try to let God's love flow through me to other people including my family!! If you are kind to others and do for them you find your self Happy!! Sometimes all this new stuff about Me Me Me just makes me crazy!!
I am Not talking about taking care of your self and losing weight and that sort of thing!
I mean being selfish and wanting your way etc. You are never going to be happy being that way! Ok, I digress again! I think I am a 9 or 10!!
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Thankful Thursday has rolled around again!! I am so thankful for this week again for my AC! Today was the hottest day of the year!!
I am so thankful for my son Bill's new job! He is a Chaplain at a Veterans Home. He loves this job and thinks it is awesome! He thinks this is the best job he has ever had and is very thankful for it.He is still pastoring his church,too.
I saw him for a few minutes yesterday while they were up here visiting their daughter Sarah. Sarah had 4 wisdom teeth out on Monday and I am so thankful this went so well.She is doing just fine!!
I am so thankful that Nancy has insurance that pays for her medicine! She has a lot of expensive medicine that she has to have to stay alive! I am so thankful God supplies our needs and takes care of us every day!
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Monday, August 13, 2007
The Birthday Party for Valerie was yesterday!! I have left some comments about the party at different blogs. The main one being the AC was not working where the party was held!! It was 100 degrees outside and it was almost that hot inside!! Whew!! But we did have a wonderful time!! The little 2 years olds didn't even notice the heat!
Tomorrow is our day to go over to KU again for Nancy's follow up for her chemo. Karen is working from home so we can take her truck! The ac in our car can't get the job done. It is suppose to be 102 tomorrow!!
My granddaughter Sarah had 4 wisdom teeth taken out this morning so she feels really bad right now!! Next week she starts her student teaching right here where I live! We all were so thrilled when she got the call that she could student teach in our home town!!
Sunday, August 12, 2007
My friend Connie at Little Red Hearts from God has given me the most lovely award!! I really do appreciate this so much!! It is an honor to receive such sweet award! Thank you Connie for thinking of me!! Now I must choose! This is hard because I think all the bloggers are nice!!
More information on this award
"This award is for those bloggers who are nice people; good blog friends and those who inspire good feelings and inspiration. Also for those who are a positive influence on our blogging world. Once you've been awarded please pass it on to others who you feel are deserving of this award."
So now I must choose
1. Julie at Jules Journal
2. Linda at This and That Diary
3. Anni at Hootin-Anni
4. Cindy at Notes in the Key of Life
5. Donette at A Life Uncommon
6. The Night Owl at Baba's Blog
7. Carolyn at Quiet Time With Carolyn
Thank you again for a very sweet award!! I hope that I will be able to live up to this award!!
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Today is my grandson Jeremy's 26th birthday!! His party is tomorrow at 2:00 and we are celebrating his birthday and Valerie's who will be 2 on the 15th!! My birthday is this month too!! So we will have a big time!!
I had to practice some more with the pictures and getting the words under the pictures. Besides this is so much fun!! I know we will take pictures tomorrow with the new baby Kevin and Valerie,so when Kelly uploads them into the laptop I will post new pictures of them.
The first game of the Chiefs pre-season will be coming on in a little while so we will all be watching to see how our team looks this year!! GO CHIEFS!!!
Friday, August 10, 2007
Feast One Hundred and Fifty Five
August 10th, 2007 | Category: The Feasts, 2007
What is your favorite kind of pie?
I love all kinds of pie but if I have to
choose it would be Apple Pie!!
Name something that made you smile this week.
Well, that is easy!! When I was able to learn how
to post pictures!! The one up above I didn't do!!
I tried but, Kelly said I need to save it,put it in a folder
and then I can go from there!!
What do you do to cool off when the weather is hot and humid?
When I was younger I went swimming, now I stay in by the AC!
You receive $1,000 in the mail with a letter that says you can only use the money to redecorate one room in your home. Which room do you pick, and what do you buy to spruce it up?
The Kitchen!! I don't have a dishwasher!! Never thought I would want
one until I hurt my back and knees. I can stand for a little while and
then I sit down and then back up to wash more dishes!! A new covering for
the floor would be nice,too!!
Fill in the blank: My _________ says__________, but I say _________.
My Doctor Says No Chocolate,but I say I must have Chocolate!!
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Another Thankful Thursday!! I am so very thankful for our AC! It sounds like it is HOT all over the country. Without it Nancy could not breathe!!
I found out last week that the oxygen place where we get Nancy's Oxygen has small concentrator! They will lend them to their customers for free and we can take it on our trip the first of September. What a Blessing this will be for Nancy! We can take her little tiny oxygen tanks but not her big concentrator!! This was a big relief to find this out!!
I am so thankful for Kelly who takes us to all our Doctors appointments!! We have a bunch coming up in the middle of September.
I am very thankful for all the bloggers who visit and leave their comments. Since Nancy and I are indoors a lot this is a wonderful blessing. It is like getting out and about again!! I love going out in blogsville and visiting,too!!
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Grams and her family in 2002
Grams Karen Carrie Nancy Bill
I am still practicing posting pictures!! Kelly printed out an e-mail telling me how to line up my pictures so I am working on this today. These are pictures of my daughter Carrie's sons, Brandon, Jeremy, and John. The one with all of us was taken at a park when we were all together! That was one fun picnic!
Sunday, August 5, 2007
Aaron and Carrie Bottom picture
Brandon and Ale'
Nancy under Valerie
The second picture is my great granddaughter Valerie!
She has on Kelly's shoes. She loves playing in shoes!
This just too much fun!! Kelly and Sarah!
Oh Good Heavens!! I just did this by myself going by Sandy's directions and I clicked on my daughter Carrie and her husband Aaron's picture and Va Boom it appeared on here!!! Well Thanks Sandy!! OK I got to go see if I can do it again!!
OK Grams has to go back to the E- mail and read some more! how to put words under pictures!! This pictures is of Brandon and Ale' Carrie and Aaron's oldest son and his wife Ale'. As my grand kids say This Rocks!!
I still haven't got it down how to get words under the pictures but when we print out what the e-mail said to do I will catch on!! OK,I have to stop!!!! This is too much fun!!
Valerie came down to my house yesterday afternoon with Karen,Kelly, and Sarah who were out and about.This was a big deal because she won't go anywhere without Jey and Sophia!! She said Go Bye-Bye ! They got the car seat and they were on there way.
Valerie was telling Great Aunt Karen she want a play micro - wave oven for her Birthday!! One that goes ding!!
And seeing how Valerie has Aunt Karen wrapped around her little finger I think that is what she will get!!
She loves shoes so this Grandma is getting her dress up play shoes!! She will be 2 on the 15 th !!
By the way she called her new baby brother who is really named Kevin, Buddy Boo! No kidding!! When her Grandma Carrie was here, this is what she called him when she was cooing and talking to him!
I guess Jey said this to him one time when Valerie heard him and she started calling him this and it is the most plain words she can say besides Mama and Daddy and now Buddy Boo!!!
Saturday, August 4, 2007
So, okay I will today! In blog land on Saturdays they have what they call a Photo Hunt! It sounds like fun but when I thought about doing this, I thought. Oh, Good Grief!! I no more know how to put a photo on here then fly to the moon!! I have learned to copy and paste and to link this week but I guess the next big thing to learn is to import pictures from Kelly's photo gallery!! She has a ton of them on this computer.
Karen and Kelly are gone for most of the day! I was going to use the photo of Karen at Halloween being the Joker! One the other hand I know you all wanted a post from Grams!! This post is for my Blogging friends, my family who reads this and friends!!
My Cousin Va Donna wrote me a e-mail and she said that her daughter Susanne was on a business trip in Minneapolis this week. Some of her co-workers told her don't take the I-35 bridge there is so much construction work going on right now, so she didn't!!
I called my great niece Kim, she said that her brother Kevin had crossed it earlier on his way home from work so he is fine! Curtis, Va Donna's nephew is fine too!!
We took Nancy to the Dollar General store yesterday afternoon. She wanted to get Birthday cards for a bunch of people! You know how she loves the Dollar store!!
It was so hot out, and we still haven't repaired the AC in the car so it was really horrible in the car!! I was SO glad to get in the house when we got home!! Nancy was too!
This afternoon we are going to address and do up all the cards she got yesterday!! She loves putting stickers on the cards!! She wanted to put pens in the cards but I have talked her out of this,hopefully. She loves giving people cards so much that I have to kind of reign her in a little on giving cards.
She promises all the nurses and Dr. cards all the time. She has told everyone we are sending them a Post Card when we go on out trip in Sept. I told everyone we would bring back a card and bring them to their office visits!! So far we have to buy about 25 post cards!! This makes her so happy doing this, I don't have the heart to say No!! At least this is a good thing to have her mind on!! Praise God for that!!
We had a couple of hard days lately and it sure does make you appreciate the good ones!!
Friday, August 3, 2007
August 03rd, 2007 | Category: Uncategorized
*This feast contains leftovers from April 2006. Consume at your own risk!*
On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being highest, how polite are you?
I would say about a 9 ! most of the time I am polite! except when I am out reading blogs and I have had family for company and just kept on reading and that is not very polite!! Sorry Carrie and Sarah!!
What was the last thing that made you laugh out loud?
one of the blogger sent me a cartoon of a Grandma lady learning how to use the computer!! That is how I felt yesterday trying to get the Thursday Thirteen deal up!! Just like the Grandma Lady!! But I am a Grandma Lady so there you go!!
Who is your favorite cartoon character?
Bugs Bunny but I still love Tuffy Mouse!! From the Tom and Jerry Cartoon
Tell about the funniest teacher you ever had.
In the fourth grade back in 1948 my teacher was Mrs. Hart.She had a container of water she drank from all during the day!! All the kids said it was hot water!! Who knows!! But when you are a kid you think stuff like that is funny!!
Complete this sentence: I strongly believe that God Loves me!!
Thursday, August 2, 2007
I was out visiting my favorite blogs and I saw the one with the Iris on it and I thought HEY that what I wanted to start with, I wonder if I can do this and I copied and pasted it and it on my blog!! This is the one I want to do on Thursdays!!
I am so Thankful for all my family! For my friends, For my blogging friends,
For God's love, to be able to breathe, Nancy has such a hard time breathing that I am so thankful I can breathe with out having oxygen to help, on the other hand we are thankful for Nancy having oxygen so she can breathe easier and that our insurance will pay for it each month!!
Thankful that my great - nephew Kelvin is safe up in Minneapolis! He had gone across the bridge on his way home from work. There is so much to be Thankful for that I will save some for next Thursday!!
Carolyn means Caring, carefree,comforting,a cousin, caregiver, so much for the C's! Carolyn means to Love Jesus, A Mother, Mother-in law,sister-in- law, sister, Happy, Joyful! and Happy this is done!!
Can you tell I did this by myself today!! Hee - Hee I tried it a couple of times and copied about 15 of these deals so I started all over and finally got it!! Whooo Hooo!!
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Wednesday, August 1, 2007
Denise at Shorty Bears Place
Denise at Shorty Bears Place
I am leaving this post up to show how bloggers help one another!! Thanks Melli!!
Kelly read all of Melli comments and said that she told me exactly what to do.
I think it is so nice someone would take time out to help me do this!!
Kelly watched what I was doing and I was hitting the OK deal before I did the CV deal and once I did that right I did it!!!!