Sunday, August 29, 2021

To Tired To Think


 I have been trying to get to my computer to do a quick blog post but my good intentions are actually not meeting my life at the moment.

 Things have been really crazy here the past 3 months or maybe 4 and I feel so guilty when I go this long without posting but at the same time at the end of the day I am past exhausted and so I don't get the chance to even open my computer to check the things that I need to keep an eye on and so blogging is the last thing that is on my list and it just doesn't get done.

 I am going to sit down and email a few of you guys so that I can let you know what is going on in my life that I really cannot put on my blog. At least not right now. 

 I have things that I want to tell you about but even tho it shows that I don't get a lot of comments or followers I look at my stats and I see that I have a lot of views and I am not sure what to make of it. 

 I don't like the way the Stats are set up I wish that they were the way they were when I first started blogging, it seems I have lots of visitors but no one leaves comments except you Miss Edna and Steve.  Anyway I don't want to chance it that someone I may speak of happens to read my blog I will feel better if I just email you and tell you directly. 

 I don't know when I will actually get to the email but I am actually going to start it tomorrow. I have been bursting at the seams to get some of this stuff off of my chest.

 Karyn is supposed to call me tomorrow and we are supposed to catch up. This time difference is the pits. 3 hours to you Edna, and 2 hours to Texas it really makes it hard to call. When I can talk privately then everyone is getting ready to just chill out for the evening so I don't want to interrupt anyone's evening, whether they are sleeping or not it is still time for people to unwind after their day so I want to respect that. 

 I don't really have a lot of privacy here. It is totally different here.  Kids are kids and they are in and out, having fun with their friends, activities etc. 

 School has started and Alex is in band this year and learning to play the flute! I am really proud of him. He got his instrument on Friday so homework is taking the flute apart and put back together and to learn to play 3 to 5 notes. He is doing really well actually.

 I have to go to bed because it is after 2 in the morning here so I need to get some sleep because tomorrow is another busy day for me.

 Have a great day to everyone. Hugs to all and as always take care of yourself. BB

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

A Little Crazy Goes A Long Way!


My son Matthew on Monday. He was dressed in his Sunday best for a court hearing. When I look at this photo of him I cannot believe how much more mature he looks since he has started driving a truck. I guess it has made him grow "Older" lol. Ssshh I really didn't say that did I? lol


 I hope that all are doing well. I guess that we are ok. At least we are working on being ok. Monday was the first day of school for Alex. He missed it because he and his dad and Courtney had a court hearing which ended up being re-scheduled because the other party did not appear on time. Right before they left to go for the court hearing they received a confirmation that Alex did not have to attend but since the hearing was a hour and a half away they did not have time to take him to his class and spend the time that his first period asked the parents to attend so he started the next day and it worked out fine. His dad was able to meet his teacher and stay for awhile, fill out any papers that needed to be filled out which was not many because all of that is done online now. He was enrolled a week before school even started and he also was able to get the electives that he wanted. 

 He said today that he really liked the school lunches. He said that the food is a lot better than the food at his old school. He eats breakfast here and today he chose chicken nuggets, corn, green beans, a roll, and a banana and milk. He is able to choose as it is cafeteria style.

 He is going to call me on his way home each day because he will be walking and that will be a added plus for me. He will have Courtney's sister in law meet and walk him home but today he walked home by himself (along with a group of kids who live here at the complex) so he wasn't alone and if he wants to call me then I think that is just wonderful. 

 This child has been thru so much. I can't post about it because it is rather private at the moment and so really can't comment because of court hearings and such but hopefully things will be looking up not only for him but for his 5 siblings as well. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers for we surely need as much positivity as possible.

 We are working on wedding plans. The wedding date might change due to our family situation but right now the wedding plans are still in the works. We are excited and happy and Courtney and Matthew have chosen the venue and it will be rather beautiful. As the mother of the Groom I don't have that much to do at the moment. I did order my dress for the rehearsal dinner for the night before. I am waiting to see what Courtney's mom chooses for the actual wedding as we are suppose to dress similar but not exact. For my rehearsal dinner dress I am going to have the buttons replaced because the buttons look like giant pearls and they are just gaudy and Courtney is not a fan of pearls and in the catalog the buttons look like silver snaps but in reality they are huge white balls and half of them look like they are going to fall off any second so I am going to have them replaced with something else and thankfully they are just decorative and do not actually button up. I do love the dress tho. It fits like a dream and very comfortable. 

 I am going home to Texas the first week in October so I can go thru a few things in storage and spend a couple of weeks and it is also my birthday on the 11th so I will be glad to be able to spend some time with Jonathan and Karyn and then the second week of November I am flying to San Diego and spend a week with Patsy so I have a few fun things planned. All according to my health of course. I really hope that I stay well. I am going to try my best to and I will schedule all of my eye stuff around the few weeks that I am home. Then my traveling will be over because the holidays will be looming right around the corner.

 Before I go I want to tell you what Courtney and Matthew got for me. They know that I have such a hard time staying cool so they got me a new time of cooler. It is called  Newair. It has a big basin in the bottom for water and comes with a ice pack that keeps the water cool for 8 hours. It is portable so I can pull it close to my bedside if I need additional cool air or move it to where it can just circulate around the room. It also has a humidifier to help with the dry air. It is really super nice and I am really happy with it. I said no when Courtney first talked to me about it because the nights are cooling down really nice and I know that money is needed for other things, especially since Alex is here and needed new clothes and his school requires uniforms and so I said no but they surprised me with it and I can't believe how much of a difference it has made with my sleeping.

 It is almost time to start dinner so I will go for now. I hope to catch up reading everyone's blog as soon as possible. Please take care and I hope to be back soon. I am going to have to change my computer hours since Alex is in the computer area for now. I enjoy my computer at night but it will be really good for me to change my hours in the day instead of night. 

 So please take care of yourself and I will be back as soon as I can. BB

Monday, August 9, 2021

A Hard Couple Of Months



 I know that everyone thinks that I have dropped off the face of the earth but I have just had so much going on and it has left me drained. By the time that I am ready to post I don't have the energy to do so. I don't even know where to start so much has happened.

 I am not sure if I posted it or not but I was in the hospital for several days. I lost a couple of days because I don't remember anything other than what I have been told but apparently I passed out and Courtney called 911 and they carried me to the hospital where they found that my kidney was sepsis and I was very ill. To make matters worse the paramedics had to take me to a different hospital rather than the one in my network and Courtney wasn't listed there as my next of kin or emergency contact but she did get in touch with one of the head nurses and gave her my medical history and medication list and I have made sure that Courtney is listed as not only my emergency contact but my daughter.  (Which is not a lie). That story is coming up next.  Anyway I got the care that I needed and I had a very sweet roommate who's daughter told me about her retina specialist so I called when I got home and made an appointment and I am so glad that I did. We did a different procedure which was some drops in the eye and I had to keep my head down for the entire day. It was something to do with the retinas and I didn't have to have a eye injection so that was pretty awesome for me.

My son Matthew and Courtney got back together. They worked out their problems and I was so happy and I think that I posted about him asking her to marry him. They have been planning away for their wedding nexf July. But lots of things can change because we now have my 10 year old grandson living with us. Matthew had been trying for years to get custody of him and the authorities contacted Matt that he needed to come and get him immediately. The funny thing is that on that day Matt arrived a day early and his receiver accepted his load a day early so he came home and picked up Celeste to go and get Alex and they were about half way when Matthew got the phone call. He said I am on my way. I really hope that everything works out good for him. This child has really blossomed in the short time that we have had him living with us.

 Today is the first day of school and Alex had to miss it. Legal stuff so he has been excused but it is going to put him a day behind and I am sorry for him for not being able to be their on the very first day. But it will work out the way that it works out.

 I hate this laptop. I am about ready to wipe it clean and start completely over with it. There really isn't anything on here that I can't replace. I am so tired of trying to work with my scrapbook program and it has just been a headache trying to work on it and so Courtney said to wait until she gets a little free time and we will wipe it clean and start over with it. I have read the user manual back and forth and it is not covering the problems that I am having with it. My old laptop was working fine right before I moved to Reno but once I booted it up it took a day and a half to come on and it is running so slow that I can't change from one program to another on it and I am very upset about it. Obviously it has problems. Jonathan said that it sounds like it caught a virus and I said well of course. That is just my luck. I have some scrapping elements and a couple of kits on it that I really would hate to lose but the day I was going to back them up is when I noticed that the laptop was running sluggish and I didn't back them up. So I think that I am happy in one way because I could have infected my external hard drive with something. 

 I have to go. I have a doctor appointment today so I have to get in the shower and get ready so I hope all has a fantastic day. Hugs to all and Blessed Be. 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...