Friday, September 25, 2020

Another Beautiful Day


Another page with the kit Beaches. Image was from Pixaby.

 I hope that this finds you doing well. I am ok except for this darn knee but it is a torn meniscus. This is what the Mayo Clinic has to say about it:
 The meniscus is a C-shaped piece of tough, rubbery cartilage that acts as a shock absorber between the shinbone and thighbone. It can be torn if you suddenly twist your knee while bearing weight on it.
 So yes this is what I have. I ruled out having the shots in my knee. My ex-mother in law had them, a sister of mine Sharon had them and they were painful and I am not into more pain. So I have chosen Physical Therapy who will help me with the right kind of exercises and my knee brace. 
 Last night was a terrible night. I dreamed I was a character in a Steven King novel and I knew what was going to happen because I had already read the book. I just couldn't bring myself out of the dream. 
 I welcomed the trip to the bathroom in the middle of the night to just get out of the nightmare only to fall right back into the same dream over and over again.
 I also dreamed that I was running from something and this morning my son Nathan came into my room and put his hand on my shoulder to wake me up and he said I was groaning like I was in pain and I said yes I was in pain. My knee felt like it was on fire and was throbbing. He helped me sit up and take my pain meds. 
 Tonight I am going to light my candles and make some soothing hot tea before I go to sleep and I hope to be relaxed and not have any nightmares.

 The weather here is perfection right now. It is 82 degrees and tonight our low is 58 and I couldn't be happier. Our air conditioning is happy too! The unit had gone for days without ever shutting off battling the triple digits we were having. This has been a strange summer and fall. We usually don't get cooler temps until the end of October so this is really nice to have them now a little earlier.

Oh I have some new photos of my great great niece miss Jewelz. She is my sister Linda's great granddaughter and Linda and I had a great chuckle last night how she has everyone wrapped around her little fingers. 
 Linda took her to work with her yesterday for a little while or I should say that her mama brought her by where my sister works and she said that they went for a walk when Linda took her lunch. I am so happy for my sister Linda, as she has 3 daughters and they are all so very close. Her family is so supportive of one another and that is wonderful for my sister.
 So here are the latest pics of Jewelz that I will be making scrap pages of soon. 

I really love this one of her with her tongue sticking out because Linda's youngest Tabitha had her tongue sticking out since she was born. This picture is a real ringer for when Tabitha was this age. 
 I have one more of her that I am going to scrap first. I just love this blue dress she is wearing.

Our baby doll. She does look like a little baby doll with her hand up. She has a radio flyer wagon in the background. I am trying to decide what kit I want to use with this one but I am actually thinking of using one of your Quick pages Miss Edna. I most certainly have a lot of them to choose from lol.

News is slow around here. The boys are working. Karyn came over a little while ago and she is leaving October 2nd thru the 5th to go to Las Vegas. Her room-mate Tina has this resort package and so she invited Karyn to go with her so Karyn was able to get off work and is going and I get to have Miss Foxy. When I asked today if I was going to have her Karyn laughed and said.. It goes with out saying Na-Na. 
 So I will get to have my little bad girl for a few days. I can have her any time that I want her. She gets to missing Karyn tho and starts to cry so I really hope that she will be content for a while.

 I told Karyn I really miss Vegas. I lived there for 10 years when I ended my marriage. It has always held a soft spot in my heart and I really would love to live there again but I know that I won't. The kids are adamant about staying in Texas and they have too many years in with their work to leave before retiring so I have accepted that. Of course after living there for so long I knew all the best places to go that wasn't over crowded with tourists and what places that catered to the locals. 
 Karyn said that Tina said they were going to be staying down close to the Fremont so they will have fun and get to see some great shows at the same time. 
 Karyn said that I could come with them but I told her thank you for the offer but with this Covid19 virus going around I really don't want to be flying anywhere especially even just being in a air plane with re-circulated air and I also can't go anywhere with my knee even if I wanted to. So I will treat myself to a small trip later on. When I know how this pandemic plays out.

 I am going to close for now and go and elevate my leg so you guys have a wonderful evening and take care of yourself. Until next time Big Virtual Hugs.... :) BB

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Ocean Of Love


The name of this kit is called Beaches by a company called Pink Paradox. I don't know if they are even in business anymore. I had ordered several of their kits about 4-5 years ago and  I have Patsy to thank for cleaning them up for me. So many ragged edges and when she came to visit me she took her time and she cleaned up the images for me. It is funny but as I was making this page it sort of felt like I had been here before. I stumbled upon another page similar to this one. I am going to see if I can find it again to share.

 Hello to everyone,
 I hope that your all doing well. I am doing fine except for my knee. I talked to my doctor Friday and I see her on the 24th but I might have to go to the after hours clinic and have it looked at. It has hurt me all day but the pain wasn't real bad only because I had pain medication to take. Without the pain meds I cry like a baby because the pain is that bad. I have a high tolerance to pain and by the time that I start feel the pain then I know that it is going to be bad.

 Karyn and Foxy came for a little while today. She was going to a barbeque and she didn't want to carry Foxy. Where she was going they have like 7 dogs and we know that Foxy does not play well with others. 
 She has finally gotten use to Oliver but he cowers when she comes near him. If he approaches Foxy it is ok. But if she goes to Oliver he goes down into a cowering huddle. I wish that I knew who abused my boy so I could slap them around for awhile. I am not joking, if I ever do find out then they will get a lot of HURT from me.

 I made a mistake on the scrap page that I did for Ruth Bader Ginsburg. I am very surprised that it escaped your Eagle Eye Miss Edna! I can go back and fix it in Craft Artist but I will leave it be on my blog. I am slowly getting back into the grove again doing some scrap pages. I never know what I am going to create. Maybe something that struck me during the day or days or something fun. 

 Welcome to my blog Angelicastar. I was just asking Miss Edna about you the other day. I was worried about you with these hurricanes coming thru. Harvey was a Doozy to be sure of so I hope that if we have more then they stay out to sea! LOL.
 Oh sweetie I know that your really tired of all of the illness's that you have had and are going thru. 
 My heart is filled with love for you to heal and I understand about the commenting. It might be easier if you want to email me instead of commenting but your more than welcome to do both. Here is my email:
 I am so glad that you stopped by and told me your story. It always helps to know that we are not alone in this world and I laughed at how you put your son in Check... Way to go girl!

A Big Welcome to Beatrice P. Boyd Hello, thanks so very much for stopping by. I try to post when I can and I have been trying to post every day or so but sometimes I just can't but please stop by any time that you can.
 I hope that your doing well. I haven't had time to go to your blog just yet but I will go as soon as I can.

 It's raining here and my sister said that Sally is supposed to give us rain for the next 3 or 4 days. I am welcoming it as well as the cool temps we are having. We usually don't have cool days until the end of October so I am happy to have them. Our high tomorrow is 69 degrees! Whew that is  what I really like!

 I am tired my dears. I really haven't done much to tire me out but I am fighting to keep my eyes open so I will say good night and big hugs to all of you.... Have a wonderful week ahead and a great Monday to start everything off to a great start. Good Night to all... BB

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Rest In Peace Justice Ginsburg


This kit is called Artsy Anne made by my sweet friend Rosie when we were together at Daisy Trail. Thank you for looking.

Hello Everyone,
 Last year I was working on a day planner for my sister Linda and I really liked how hers turned out so I decided to make another one. I was sort of in my mind thinking I would enjoy having one and or maybe I could do a couple for friends. I wouldn't have time to get them ready for Christmas but there are other reasons to make them that don't require an end date so we will see. I need another project so I think that these would make nice gifts. I need to make a new front page for the year 2021 and send to my sister so she can insert her planner.
 So this is what I was doing when I heard about Supreme Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's passing.
 To be honest I had not ever really paid attention to politics until about 5 or 6 years ago so I didn't really know who she was until I started listening to conversations, watched the confirmation of the last guy Kavanagh and having some deep conversations with Karyn and Nathan. 
 When her documentary came out I think that is when she caught my attention.
 I am so sorry to hear her passing away. I was hoping she would have lived another 87 years but I guess the Good Lord needed her more and called her home.

 I wanted to make up for the couple of days I missed but I am way to tired tonight but I will catch up soon. I just wanted to post this scrap page and say a few words but I am going to bed. It has been a really long long day and Foxy is here waiting on me lol. She has already been down the hall looking at me twice now so I will close for now. Good night and Blessed Be... BB

It's almost 6:00am and I have been up for almost an hour already. After I uploaded my blog last night I went straight to bed and fast to sleep. I woke up to go to the bathroom and I just stayed awake so I decided to get on up. I will probably drift off again in a little while. At least I hope so.

 I had to go and have a Covid19 test done yesterday. It is a requirement for my procedure on Tuesday. I am having a endoscopy done so maybe we can decide on treatment plan to help with the Gastropareses. At least we know what the problem is, we just have to figure out how bad it is and what treatments will benefit me in the long run.

 Remember a few weeks back when I was going thru a tough decision about cutting ties with someone?
 That someone is my sister and the actual decision was taken out of my hands.
 My sister Linda called me and told me that my younger sister Susanne had unfriended me from Facebook.
 I went straight to my computer and I deleted and I blocked her. I guess that upset her but I can't help that.
 I am not as active on FB as I use to be. I might go once a week or so, see my notifications and maybe share a thing or two but it doesn't control my life.
 If I am going to hang out anywhere then you will find me in Spaces on Quora. I really like it because I don't have to be friends with anyone.
 I guess to tell the truth I felt relieved. I didn't have to make the decision but it isn't just about FB. No it is so very much more.

 My daddy was a great man when he wasn't drinking. But if he was drinking he was a totally different person. He was the type of man that it was his way or the highway and sad to say but my sister Susanne is just like him. 
 Just because she and her partner for 35 years decided to break up, well that doesn't have anything to do with me. He has done nothing to me and for her to tell me that if I didn't delete him and his new wife then I was choosing his side is a child's game. He hasn't done anything to me and it is my page and I can be friends with whom ever I choose. 
 I guess she didn't think that I would find out that she unfriended me and that she could snoop on my page and see if I communicated with him and his new wife. When she couldn't get on my page she called my sister Linda and said... She Blocked me and deleted me. My sister Linda said "Well I'm sorry but usually that is what a person does if they find out that they have been unfriended. Your the one that did that but if it was me then I would do the same thing. What gives you the right to go to her page and see her posts, or her friends and what is going on in her life but she can't do the same with you?"
 So day before yesterday I got a text message from her saying "Beth just because I deleted you from Facebook doesn't mean that I don't love you. We are sisters."
 I had to re-read that text twice, three times. Even now she can't admit that she isn't the one that Deleted me... I am the one that deleted her, but I really didn't expect any different from her. That is just her way. She has to be in control of every aspect of her life, her kids, her family, her friends and co-workers and the list just grows.
 My mama use to say when someone was interfering and a busy body mama would shake her head and say "If they just minded their own damn business then they would be busy all day long." That is totally true. 
 Karyn asked me what my response was and I said "I am not responding back to her. I 
 will send her a birthday card and I will send her a Christmas card but that is the extent of it. 
 Karyn said "But mom she is your sister."
 I looked at her and said "Well Karyn you know Laurie is your sister...." If it had been a ton of rocks that sentence hit Karyn hard and she finally got it.
"Ahhh yeah mom, I get it."

 Rifts are hard and especially when it is a member(s) of our family. I expect a heartfelt apology and I am not going to settle for a lot of crying and blubbering where the tables will be turned and I be the one to make the apology. I will meet her half way and I think that is fair.
 Well I am going back to bed. It is Saturday and I think that I can get a couple more hours of sleep so take care and I will talk to you all later.
 Have a wonderful Weekend.... 
 Oh Steve the James Comey book is really good. At least I think so...BB

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

How Are You Doing?

This is one of my favorite pages that I did and it is a shame that I didn't enter it into a challenge. I may have already shared it here but it never hurts to share something twice or more... LOL 


I hope that your all doing alright. I guess I am alright on this end. We have had 2 days of very intense arguments. It must be in the air or something. It's just really been hard here. I don't have a strong hold on my emotions. I never have learned how to not become emotional especially when it is directed at me. So I did a lot of crying yesterday and today. 

It all started with Foxy. Karyn brought her to me and the boys were playing with her with Karyn calling her a taco and the boys calling her a burrito and I said she wasn't a taco or a burrito. She is a Diva and she has the perfect name Miss Foxy Love. I was joining in with the banter but it started a huge argument that I still don't understand. They said that they had been calling her that since she was born and they said that I was ordering them not to call her anything other than Foxy. I told them that I was just playing with them the way that they were teasing each other but they said that they didn't want justification from me and then it went to the way that I talk. They are all grown and I talk to them like they are still little kids. I know that my voice had raised higher because it always does. And then it got really bad because I told them that I don't treat them like little kids but I don't know how to talk any different than I do and if they didn't like it they could shove it. I was sick and tired of trying to engage in conversation with them and it starts a damn fight and Karyn ...... Ohhhhh ohhhh she made me soooo mad. She turned to me and pointed her finger at me and yelled "You just march your ass straight to your room." I saw RED. I was so mad that I lost it. No way was she going to come into my house and order me around. I told her "This is MY House. You don't come into my house and tell me what to do like I am a 2 year old. You need to get some respect."

 So yeah I was then accused of being a Devil worshiper since I was reading Witch crap and that I was bringing the devil into our lives. I remember shaking my head and thinking that she hasn't got a clue to what she is saying. I guess that all of the scary movies she watches and shows like Sabrina the teenage witch, Charmed and she was telling me about one she watched just a couple of weeks ago and those shows are far worse than me lighting a few candles and listening to some soft music on the night of a new moon is evil.

 I really don't know all of the dynamics because the arguments went from one silly thing to some serious things and it is the serious things that I am upset about. Jonathan Nathan and I had another argument this morning and guess what it was about? A bag trash!  Nathan came into the garage and asked me if I knew where the dustpan was. He was out front cleaning and I was getting the trash out of the kitchen trash can. I said Nathan here if you will take this out front I will come and help you in the yard and.... that started a fight. I had forgot that by saying what I did that I was ordering him to do something and I tried to make amends even saying that I was sorry. He stormed back in the house and said "Why don't you take out the damn trash." I said I cannot believe how your acting and you know that my knee is... He looked at me and said "Your knee isn't bothering you when you are hungry and go to the kitchen or your knee doesn't bother you when you want to go have a cigarette or when you want to go out with Foxy." Well by this time I was determined to take out the damn trash. I wasn't yelling or loud but then Jonathan came in and he grabbed the bag from me and said "Go sit down." and I am thinking how they are all ordering me around like I was a 2 year old. And to treat me as such makes me only more determined not to do what they want. By the time that Jonathan got back inside I don't know what Nathan said to him but Jonathan was on Nathan's side only it wasn't about my knee. From what Jonathan said to me was that I was telling him to take out the trash while he was busy doing something else. I just went to my room and shut the door.

 So I made another mistake by going to the kitchen to make a drink. Nathan was sitting at the table and Jon was in the kitchen making something and Nathan started telling me that they don't want my help. They don't want me to offer my help and it pisses him and Jonathan off when they see me doing things that makes them feel like I am undermining them and I said well what is it that you both want from me? They both said at the same time "Nothing." Then they went on to say that my knee wasn't going to get better if I didn't stop trying to do things like take out the trash or doing laundry and the list just went on.  "Look I cannot stay in bed 24 hours a day. I'm not doing anything and I wasn't going to take out the trash I was merely getting it together and when you left the garage after asking me about a dustpan I knew you were going back out front so I said Nathan here take out this bag with you since your going out front anyway. I finally was able to get the entire sentence out. By the time all that was over with I was emotional again.

 I have left a lot of it out because it is nearly 3 in the morning and for once I think that I can sleep. I know that my pillow is calling my name so I am going to give in. Have a great day to all... BB




Saturday, September 12, 2020

What Is The Knee Bone Connected tooooo?????


I don't remember doing this page. I don't have it marked either and I know that starting 2021 I am going to make sure that I have all of my kits marked and all of my TOU's in one place with the kit. 
 I don't know why I stopped but I realize that it isn't so great to have to go hunting for them and lately I don't know why I don't have them with the kit as I normally would just like when I purchase the kit I would have the terms of use right with it.  All I can think of is that my brain went on a long vacation along with the rest of me when I stopped making my pages... :(

 I hope that this finds you doing well. I also hope that your enjoying some nice weather. Right now it is almost 11:00pm and 90 degrees and the heat index is at 99 degrees and it really feels it too.
 We had a really nice cold front and I enjoyed it very much. It just didn't last long enough to suit me. The boys and Karyn was bundled up like they were prepared for an Artic Blast. They are such cold bloodied creatures. I know that they didn't get it from me tho. Nope Not I....

 So on Labor Day I rolled out of my bed. Literally. I banged my knee super bad on the corner of my small wooden trash can. I hit it really hard but since Jonathan and I had plans I showered and dressed and we went shopping.
 I did alright until we stopped to eat and my knee started throbbing. I told Jonathan that I thought that he would have to grocery shop with out me. He said he wondered when I was going to finally acknowledge the pain as he noticed I was limping at the dollar store and while we were waiting for our food, he said that he could see the pain radiate across my face. Yeah it was hurting but until the very last minute I didn't want to concede and give up my chance to go. But in the end I was ready to go home.

 I really missed my computers. I tried to sit in my chair but if I had my leg straight out in front of me wasn't working and propped up in bed wasn't working. So I have just kept myself entertained by reading and I ordered some books from Amazon and the last one came this afternoon. It was supposed to be delivered tomorrow but it came a day early so I have been a happy reader.

A more personal book that details a lot of interesting history. I have always wanted to go and visit Miss Edna in Mass. so we might be able to go to Salem. I don't know if that trip is doable but I will try and go and visit Miss Edna regardless if we go anywhere or not. 
This book is ok... Just ok. it is not what I was looking for but it does have some interesting chapters but so far I have read almost the same thing in the first book. 
This is the book that was delivered today. I have been waiting for it since it was published and it is a hardcover and a $30.00 price tag but I snagged it on Amazon for $3.54 so a bargain deal for me. They are all bargains really.

I am sitting in Jonathan's office chair and I can adjust it as needed but I still have to get up and move around. It is harder to get settled and readjusted every time I get up and then back down, but it is the only way that I can actually blog. 
 I talked to my doctor on Friday and she wanted me to go to the after hours clinic and have someone look at it but last night I was just so tired that I ate a small bite of dinner and I told Jonathan that if I was asleep when he checked on me not to wake me up and he didn't so Karyn stopped in to drop Miss Foxy off to keep me company and she got on to me for not going and having it looked at by now.
 I will if I have to or I will make arrangements on Monday. But I am suspecting that I am probably going to have to go and have it looked at as bad as I don't want to go. 
 I know that they will be touching and moving my leg this way and that way and No... No thank you. I do enough of that on my very own without intentionally having somebody else do it as well. I am a coward when it comes to pain. Yep it's true!

 I am getting sleepy so I guess I will close for now and go to bed and read until time for me to turn off the light. So stay safe my friends and I will talk to you all later. Hopefully I will be able to blog again tomorrow... Until then Blessed Be BB

Thursday, September 3, 2020

A Slightly Longer Post Than Usual

My grandson Damien. These are some of my favorite photos and I did this page in the early morning hours. I call it Treasured Moments because they are. They are also moments in time that are the snap shots of our lives. He will not recall these moments because of his age he is making a lot more of life's gifts with his mom and dad, brothers and sister that will become their own Treasured Moments.

Good Morning,

 It is 6:45am and it is a balmy 78 degrees with 40% humidity and more scattered Thunderstorms.

 I slept most of yesterday away. I don't recall waking up for any longer than turning over in bed so Jonathan could get to my right arm to test my sugar.

 He made me get up at sometime around 6:30pm to eat. I wasn't all that hungry but I knew I had to eat and so I took a good look at what I would consider quick and easy and I found some hearty beef stew with veggies. 

 I decided on that with some crackers much to his complaints that we had other things that could be made and last longer than "Just Soup" but I really wanted that soup so we compromised and I added a serving of applesauce and a lettuce wrap (My green veggie lol) stuffed with tuurkey and swiss cheese. 

 That seemed to satisfy the both of us and I ate every bite! then I crawled back into my bed and snuggled with my Foxy. I only got up for bathroom breaks. I slept so good. No dreams of any kind that have been plaguing me lately consisting of night mares that seemed to occur every time that I shut my eyes. So dreamless sleep was needed on my end.

 It's funny how I never mean to nap for more than an hour that I seem to have my best sleep. I downloaded a new book on my kindle and I got really comfortable with Foxy and I guess that was it for the both of us for she is really the ultimate cuddle bunny.

 It is now almost 7:30. Just as I finished the last paragraph Olly and Foxy decided they needed to go out. So Olly in the back yard and Foxy out front. We had a mishap tho. When I let Olly out back I guess Foxy got miffed and decided to hide from me. I had just given up calling and hunting for her when Jonathan walked down the hallway and said she is here with me. 

I opened the front door and she came running. We were out maybe 2 minutes when the Recycling truck appeared and scared her back inside. I couldn't tell which bin was ours as it looked like one was not in a position to be picked up and I had to wonder if it was our bin. It turned out not to be ours. Jonathan and Foxy came back out. Jonathan was cleaning our air conditioning vent so he could change the filters.

 Two jobs already taken care of this early hour. The a/c filters taken care of for another month and being garbage day, Nathan had set ours out last night before bed. And I guess I could add that during the early morning hours I washed, dried and folded my laundry and yes I even put it away lol. 

 When my kids were as tall as the washing machine I figured that they were old enough to help me by doing their own laundry with my supervision of course.

I taught them how to separate their colors and what considered to be dark and colors. I always added the laundry soap and turned it on but I didn't care that they had to stand on a chair to get their clean clothes into the basket and the basket to the dryer. They thought it was a game until about 8 years old and laundry day started to come with groans and a large dose of whine. When they got older I made a deal with them. Put a dollar into the laundry piggy bank. They didn't have to pay for the laundry if they were sick. They got a pass. But if they were super busy and asked me to do their laundry then they had to pay double and also add a dollar for using the dryer and mom to fold their laundry. I didn't put it away tho. That was still their job. 

 I cannot believe the excuses that other mom's I know that use the excuses that they are too young. My daughter included. The older two helped to do everybody's laundry. The excuse I heard was "I don't have the time to teach them." or "They are too young." 

 Really??? I believe it is really.... I am too lazy to teach them. When I reminded her how old she was when she started doing her laundry it was like a light bulb went off. I noticed that she actually did start teaching the younger boys. I smiled to myself and I praised them and I told my daughter... "You are a good mom. You just have to learn to delegate and stop thinking that you can do it faster. Yes you can do it faster but you don't have to do it faster, just make sure you do it right because as Mom's know, we will always have more dirty laundry than clean laundry.

 Speaking of dirty laundry, I have a bit more that I need to do but it will be saved for another day. Why? Because I am going to be nose deep into a couple of books. 

 The one that I am reading right now is a fictional book that sparked my interest on Kindle "The Last of the Moon Girls by Barbara Davis. I remember seeing this book last year before Karyn, Nathan and I made that forgettable trip to Fredericksburg. (Yes a year has already gone by since then.) I thought then that I wanted that book and now that it showed up in the Kindle app I snagged it and the other is called Witchery and it is going to be here tomorrow curtesy of Amazon and one more from Nora Roberts called The Coming Storm. So I plan on enjoying every cup of hot coffee, tea or hot chocolate that comes my way with a lot of written words that will transform my brain into what ever city that may come alive for me with the many characters that I will meet... Now doesn't that sound like a wonderful way to spend the coming days? I think so

 I have such a love for books. 4 out of 5 of my kids are readers. Jonathan and Nathan have their favorites that they still go back to those and re-read them especially on cold winter days and nights along with new ones and Jonathan has been searching for a book for a long time. I am going to get the name of it today and see if I can get it on Amazon and give it to him for Christmas. 

 Karyn found that she doesn't have time for actual reading and it breaks my heart that she isn't the bookworm she use to be but not because she has lost the love of the story but because she has found Audible books! So still a book lover. 

 It is so strange to me that audible books are so popular and Karyn most definitely has a love for them, but I just cannot concentrate in listening to them.  But I can listen to other things like music, or a news cast or even church service and I really enjoy them. So what is it about that I cannot enjoy a book that someone is reading to me? It is sad but not something that I don't understand. It is not a big mystery why I don't enjoy them.

 It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know that it is because I am afraid of them. I am afraid I will become to love the spoken word and it will somehow make the written book word obsolete in my world. I know that my vision is fading and that might be another subconscious reason why I am still a book in the hand kind of person. 

 Laurie loves reading. She and I read a book together years ago. One very cold and damp winter she was so sick with bronical pneumonia when she was 4 years old. The school nurse called to tell me that she was running a very high temperature. I went to pick her up from school and made arrangements for the other kids to be picked up from school and I gathered up Laurie with a Teddy Bear that was hers for the week as he rotated down the list to Laurie and also a book. 

 We must not have the correct name of the book because we cannot find it. We wanted it for her kids, especially Cathy but also for all of the kids. All thru that difficult time that she was sick, I must have worn the cover out I read it to her so many times. She was not getting any better and so several trips to the doctor and one scary trip to the emergency room that book and teddy bear went with us. Finally a pharmacist found the problem. Instead of getting 1 1/2 tsp dose ever 4 hours she was getting a half .. 1/2 tsp every 4 hours. The doctors kept saying that she was on a very strong antibiotic and I thought that the low dosage was because she was so little and so young. But finally someone caught the attention of the mistake and we had to make up for lost time as she was still very sick. 

 We thought the name of the book was called The Levity Tree but we have Googled and searched and we must not have the right name. But I am a believer in the fact that it will turn up in the hands of one of her children if and when the time is ever right.

 Cathy is a reader. She grabbed all of my books that she could and sorted thru them to find the ones she wanted to read. Somewhere in my garage I found one of the books in a series she was wanting to read and who knows where it has gone in the many packed boxes of our stuff their stuff Matt's stuff... I put it somewhere when I came across it after they moved and goodness only knows what I have done with it. I can't remember the name of it so I hope that when we organize the garage again I will come across it.

 My sweet Foxy is not feeling well. I called Karyn and she said that she would come and get her if she needed to but I hope  that she starts feeling better soon.

 It is time for breakfast and so I will close for now and get things in order for my day. I have already called my Pharmacy this morning to see if they have my insulin pump. Jonathan said that they told him when he picked up my medication the other day that they had to order my kit. When I called this morning they told me they had to order it and I told the clerk that was what my son was told last week and they needed to check with some of the other stores to get it sent to their store. We keep having  this problem with this insulin pump kit.

 I gotta get going so I will talk to you all later... Enjoy your day and stay safe... BB

Memorial Day 2023

  My brother James when he had Lung surgery.    Hello,   This man in the pics above is my brother James. One before going into surgery and t...