Sunday, November 30, 2008

A little review on my Thanksgiving.

This year was a lot less stressful than usual, which was wonderful! (To make things clear, we call Dan's mother “mom” and my mother “momma.”) Here is the run down…
We go to Dan’s grandmother’s (maw) on Thanksgiving Day every year and to my mom’s the Saturday after Thanksgiving. It has always worked out this way because my mom was a nurse and she had to work the Holidays. After my mom got sick and no longer able to work we decided to keep it on the same days for it would be easier on everyone. The past few years I had got to the point where I hated going to maws and started showing up later and later. It wasn’t because of maw, mom, or anybody else in Dan’s family it was because his oldest brother’s wife. If you recall last year she made my life miserable and started a bunch of mess! This lady had been a THORN in my side for a little over 10 years! I was a little late this year showing up for maw’s Thanksgiving, but it wasn’t because of her. I didn’t even think about her. I was worried about my momma. I had been trying to get her to go into the hospital all week, but she was afraid she would miss my birthday. So, the day of my birthday when I got there she decided that since she got to see me she would allow my little brother take her. I helped her get a bath and packed her clothes. She insisted I go to maws and enjoy myself, so I went. Everything thing was unusually quite and peaceful at maws, but I didn’t realize what it was till after everyone left except KB, mom & myself. Maw, mom, KB & I were cleaning up the kitchen and mom turned around to maw and said, “Aren’t you glad Miss Witch isn’t here!” I then realized that the thorn wasn’t there. It was the most pleasing visit in years! That was a birthday present in itself!
My brothers and I decided to have Thanksgiving at mom’s house if she got to come home or not because that’s all she wanted; was for her kids to be together. I cleaned momma’s house Friday and my little brother, 2 of my nieces; KB and I pitch in and got everything ready. My oldest niece had to have emergency surgery Wednesday to have her gall bladder taken out so, she wasn’t able to do much. Everything went smoother than normal which scared me a bit, but at the end no big surprises. All that could, helped Da Da and me clean up when it was over. It still wasn’t the same without momma, but I’m glad to know we can still have a chance of having gatherings when she passes. I’m not hoping for that anytime soon. To me some families fall apart when the parents die.
To me this was the best Thanksgiving in a long time and a very relaxed one also. Hopefully momma can come home Monday and we will plan another dinner that she will be at. Now I know all of us kids can put it together and all she has to do is sit back and enjoy her family.
So, to sum it all up; I had a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving and I hope you had the same.

A little Fun

Rod Stewart- You're in my Heart (I have song this to my children their whole life)

Pholph's Scrabble Generator

My Scrabble© Score is: 31.
What is your score? Get it here.

Your Personality Profile

You are nurturing, kind, and lucky.

Like mother nature, you want to help everyone.

You are good at keeping secrets and tend to be secretive.

A seeker of harmony, you are a natural peacemaker.

You are good natured and people enjoy your company.

You put people at ease and make them feel at home with you.

You Are Romanticism

You are likely to see the world as it should be, not as it is.

You prefer to celebrate the great things people do... not the horrors they're capable of.

For you, there is nothing more inspiring than a great hero.

You believe that great art reflects the artist's imagination and true ideals.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Inspirational Quotes

"Always make a total effort,
even when the odds are against you."
- Arnold Palmer

"Enthusiasm spells the difference between
mediocrity and accomplishment."
- Norman Vincent Peale

"Most folks are about as happy as
they make up their minds to be."
- Abraham Lincoln

Hope you have a wonderful week end!
I'll post of our Thanksgiving Monday if able!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Thankful Friday

Giving all that has went on this past year I thought I would sit down today and list things I'm Thankful for. No matter hard life may get at times we all should take time to think about the good in our lives. I have to just to keep my sanity. LOL!

1. Momma went in the hospital yesterday. The good side of it all is that momma showed no signs of congestive heart failure and her pneumonia is gone. She does have bronchitis and her COPD had flared up very bad! She should be able to come home by Saturday to enjoy Thanksgiving at her house, if she can breathe.

2. I'm so blessed to have such wonderful friends out there on the Internet who are there for me. I leave you this quote:
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
-- Marcel Proust

3. I'm so thankful to have 3 beautiful healthy kids. They make sure there is never a dull moment at our house! :)

4. Can't leave out my hubby who has been here for me through all this with my mom. When I feel like choking him the most he turns around and does some of the sweetest things.

5. I'm so proud to have my house even though it is not cleaned like I like to have it and it needs a few repairs that Dan I and I have not been able to do. (We could be renting or homeless.)

6. I LOVE my 4 brothers even though at times they make me want to snap their ears off! They really are good men and they do show me love in their own way.

7. I'm so thankful for my Sammie and momma's Topper for protecting our houses. Even though Topper is way too hyper at times and all he wants to do is play ball, he is a good pup. Sammie has a lot more years on her, but she is a loving friend and she keeps my feet warm at night.

8. I'm so glad I have my van even though it needs repairs that will cost a lot, but without it I would be walking. One day I hope to be blessed with a replacement, but at this time I'm glad for what I do have.

9. I am so Thankful for my personality because with out that I would be insane! LOL! Really! I'm glad I'm not one of these people who see nothing but bad in life. I would be one miserable person!

10. Even though Dan lost his job in June and jobs are very slim around here, we are able to pay our bills. We may not have enough for much extras, but at least we have plenty food, our bills are paid and our kids have clothes on their back.

Just Remember to give thanks for the little things and in spite of things because things could be a lot worse.

Here am I sending many blessings to you and yours! I hope you have wonderful and blessed week end!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Birthday to me! & Happy Thanks giving to You!

Who the Heck can it be?

Check this out! It says I'm a Thanksgiving Holiday and guess what?!? My Birthday landed on Thanksgiving this year! 40 years ago I was born the day before Thanksgiving. Hope You and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

You Are Thanksgiving

You are a bit of a homebody who enjoys being in the company of people you love.

It doesn't take a lot to make you happy. You're enjoying life as it is.

You have many blessings in your life, and you are grateful for each one.

You believe that life is about what you *do* have. You feel like you have enough of the good stuff.

What makes you celebrate: Family, friends, and the changing of the seasons.

At holiday get togethers, you do best as: The host of the party

On a holiday, you're the one most likely to: Spend so much energy preparing that it's a full time job

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Update on Momma

Momma is not much better and I'm ticked at the Dr's office. I called at 8AM Monday morning and told them NOT to call mom and why. The nurse didn't get the message or over looked it because she called momma. She didn’t call momma till 3PM and they called her in some antibiotics & steroids. So, I had my niece who is in her 2nd year of RN school, check mom's lungs. I called my cousin who is “Head” over respiratory a few hours from here. He told me that the gurgle sound in mom's right lung meant pneumonia. I told him that her left lung had the normal wheeze, but she felt smothered on that side. He said that momma could be having a flare up with COPD along with pneumonia or she could be having congestive heart failure which is common in people who have COPD. I also told him about momma not knowing Da Da and other confusion and he said it could be the low oxygen due to COPD or congestive heart or both. I guess I need to have the DR check her heart the next time we see him. He also told me if we can hold off till after our Thanksgiving dinner Saturday before we talked about putting her in the hospital it would be best because mom would throw a fit to get out before she should. I agreed with him, but if she is not any better today I’m going to talk to her about calling the Dr again. If we don’t put her in the hospital I’m hoping somebody can sit with momma a few hours tomorrow for I can go to Dan’s grandmothers for Thanksgiving. We will just have to wait and see.
PS. I have a surprise for tomorrow, so stay tuned till then!
HUGS to ALL! & Hope you all are having a wonderful holiday!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Award & Thank you!

Story Teller awarded me with this lovely award. Thanks girl I really needed that. I would like to share this with a few friends that help me through the days.
Ami. Mental
Joy T
Chris B
June Bug
And there are more out there that I didn't post, but I do apperciate you also. So, if you comment and I left out your name feel free to take the award also because I didn't leave you out on purpose, just short on time. Got to get to momma!

Sunday, November 23, 2008


Momma really scared my little brother and me yesterday! She got up from the table and went to lie down and I followed because something didn't seem right. Right after she laid down she got to yelling for my little brother. I told her he was in his room and she yelled agian for him like she didn't hear me. I told DaDa to come there and that momma wanted him to lie down with her. So, he crawled up in the bed. Momma continued asking for DaDa to lay down with her after he had laid down. DaDa spoke up and said, "momma, I'm right here." She looked up and said, "Who the HELL are you?" I told her it was DaDa and for a minute she didn't believe me. Then she said she fell asleep and thought DaDa was 2 years old. But!,momma didn't fall asleep. After she realized what she done she got upset and told me to leave. I knew she had acting childish all week and having problems with her thinking process, but this was a little different. She called me back about 5 PM to give her a bath and wanted to know why she was having problems with her thinking process and I told her it was because of hypoxia. (Hypoxia is a pathological condition in which the body as a whole or region of the body is deprived of adequate oxygen supply)
She was doing good Thursday and I thought everything was going to be okay. I guess I was wrong. It will piss her off, but I'm going to call the DR Monday and tell him what happened and how she has been feeling. I know she woke up Friday feeling bad, but I didn't think she would tumble over night. I should have called the Dr Friday. Well, let me get off here and go check on her.
HUGS to All!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

I have not forgot about you~

Mom is back down and I have been at her house everyday almost all day since Friday. My brothers and nieces are making me MAD! If I ask them to help me with momma they will they go behind my back and fuss at her that she can do more for herself, then she will start doing more sending me home early or telling me not to come over. She will try to do more and land up getting down. I land up having to be there more than I usually do for about 2 weeks. This really throws me off! I don't have time to do school, clean house, blog time, write my novel or anything else I like to do or want to do. This is not the first time, but I didn’t realize what was going on till this week when momma and I were talking and she told me the whole story. I wished they would realize that momma is not being lazy and stop being SELFISH and help me. I guess I just need to SHUT UP and stop complaining because in the long run it will be easier on me.
Sorry I dumped my load here, but I had no where else to run.
Hopefully this week end or next week I’ll have more time for me.
I REALLY want to finish this novel! Maybe this week end or next week I can get caught up on my word count and get it done by the dead line! I want to write this novel so bad!
Okay! I’ll shut up! I’m good really; just a little flustered today. I know this too shall pass!
Hope you have a Happy!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Think Pink

I found this over at Story Tellers who was tagged by Antoinette for the Pink Sisterhood Meme. She wrote:

"I’ve lost several friends through Breast Cancer. We can only hope that there will always be funds enough to keep the research going. Some illnesses can never be cured, but there’s been so much progress in Cancer Research that many people have been saved.
One of the most important things is Early Detection. Read more about that here.

* One in eight women or 12.6% of all women will get breast cancer in her lifetime.

* Breast cancer risk increases with age and every woman is at risk.

* Every 13 minutes a woman dies of breast cancer.

* Seventy-seven percent of women with breast cancer are over 50.

* Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in women between the ages of 15 and 54, and the second cause of cancer death in women 55 to 74.

* Risks for breast cancer include a family history, atypical hyperplasia, early menstruation (before age 12), late menopause (after age 55), current use or use in the last ten years of oral contraceptives, and daily consumption of alcohol.

* Early detection of breast cancer, through monthly breast self-exam and particularly yearly mammography after age 40, offers the best chance for survival."

Facts taken from Women’s Health

And now here is the tag and the rules:

1. Put the logo in your blog.

2. Add a link to the person who shared it with you.

3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs

4. Add your link to the list of participants below

5. Leave a message for your nominee on their blog.

PINK Sisterhood

1- Fara 2- Massy 3- N.O.Y 4- Mariuca 5- A Great Pleasure 6- LadyJava 7- Kim 8- Pink Thoughts 9- Turn-u-Off 10- Roxiticus Desperate Housewives 11- STAY AT HOME MOM 12- Fida Abbott 13- Also Mommy 14- Janice Ng 15- Juliana’s Site 16- The Painted Veil 17- Heart of Rachel 18- Mga Muni-muni 19-Picture Clusters 20- Scraps of Mind 21- Antoinette 22 - Hootin' Anni 23 - storyteller 24- Kitten
(I was able to get all links but one)
I'm going to break the rules and leave it open for those who choose to join. I do urge you to, but because of time I'm going to leave it up to you to spread the word. I have never had breat cancer, but have had to have 2 lumps removed in the last few years. Let me tell you, it is a scary thought.
Please join 'the Pink Sisterhood' if you choose and leave me a link when you do.

If you decide to participate, please leave me a link
so I can visit you & those you 'tag' or invite.

I also found this little fun @ Story Tellers: Hope you have FUN!

Your Passion is Pink!

You're the type of woman that would never get described as passionate...

Oh but you can be passionate at times - you just don't let it show.

Your passion most shows through in your sweet and optimistic attitude.

And chances are, most people are very passionate about you!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Fun Sunday

I found this over at Storytellers and a few blog things.
This week has been really full and hard. Momma is back sick and my brothers are getting on my nerves. Maybe if I have time later I will explain.
I'm still behind on my book and I'm not sure I'm doing very well either. But, I need to keep trying. I'll catch you chaps later!
Hope you have a wonderful day!

Your Turn: I say ... and you think ... ?
Please stop :: and smell the coffee
Move over :: and let me do it.
Sweet as :: candy
Bet :: poker
Mad about :: nothing
It’s over :: letting people running over me
Intend to :: have to many irons in the fire
Blame :: myself instead of others
Jefferson :: George
Heartless : my brother in laws wife

Your Mind is Orange

Of all the mind types, yours is the quickest.

You are usually thinking a mile a minute, and you could be thinking about anything at all.

Your thoughts are often scattered and random - but they're also a lot of fun!

You tend to spend a lot of time thinking about esoteric subjects, the meaning of life, and pop culture.

The Ultimate Color Test

When you are at peace, you are:

Deeply stable

When you are moved to act, you are:

Courageous and resolute

When you are inspired, you are:

Spiritual and humble

When your life is perfectly balanced, you are:

Philosophical and expressive

Your life's purpose is:

To find contentment

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Recipe and weather

Here in the south drought is usually our #1 problem with crops. Here in Mississippi we have not had that problem this year. We have had too much rain. The only crops that affect this house that the rain has affected are watermelon and sweet potatoes. I rather go to a field and dig my own sweet potatoes, but this year the ones we got were all bad. So, I guess I will have to go buy sweet potatoes from the market basket. I sure don't want to buy them from the grocery store because they don't have much taste. This time of year makes me think of turnip greens and sweet potatoes! The greens are plentiful, but the sweet potatoes are a different story. With the Holidays coming I thought I would share my sweet potato pie recipe.
Hope you enjoy!

1 (1 pound) sweet potato
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup milk (sometimes I use 1/2 cup condensed milk)
2 eggs
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust

Bake sweet potato whole in skin for about a hour, or until done in oven.Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C.) Run cold water over the sweet potato, and remove the skin.
Break apart sweet potato in a bowl. Add butter, and mix well with mixer. Stir in sugar, milk, eggs,cinnamon and vanilla. Beat on medium speed until mixture is smooth. Pour filling into an unbaked pie crust.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 55 to 60 minutes

Monday, November 10, 2008

I changed my novel on day 5 this year. I realized the novel I had wanted to write would take longer than 30 days. I needed research time. I was a little worried about my choice to start all over that far into the game. I was having to write no less than 1667 words a day and on day 5 I had over 6,000 words wrote. I was already falling behind then I just up and changed, but I knew if I put my mind to it I could do it! Well, back in March Ami started "Say Something Saturday." I really enjoyed doing that, but because my mom was really sick I got where I was unable to play. But, with Ami doing this, it gave me an idea to start another novel. I went through the net and was looking at pictures to see if I could come up with an idea. Guess what??? I did! I'm still behind on my word count, but if I apply myself I won’t have no trouble finishing this year. So, instead of writing a fiction novel of my life with a few add ons I'm writing a children’s adventure novel that the whole family can enjoy. I have been wanting to write a novel of my life and children’s books, now I can do both! Once the holidays are over I can start on my other novel and have my children’s adventure novel wrote. Wouldn't it be great if it got published! I'm not going to hold my breath, but it would be great!
Thank you Ami! You helped me again with out even realizing it!
Well, I'm off to get back to my writing and will come visit y'all later in the day!
Hope You Have A Happy!!

"Remember there's no such thing as a small
act of kindness. Every act creates
a ripple with no logical end."
- Scott Adams

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Just the topping on my week.

We didn't buy a pumpkin to carve this year. I know, bad momma! KB did decorate a pumpkin at the church we been visiting. It's the one I used in the cartoons I made of the kids wishing y'all a Happy Halloween. Well, last night she got on Rocker Dude's nerves about not having a pumpkin carved. So, he took her pumpkin out to carve it for her. The top of the pumpkin was so hard that he could hardly get a knife in it. When he did get a knife in it he had to pull really hard to get it out and almost cut his finger off. So, I had to rush him to the ER! The Dr that was there was a jerk!!! (Super Sized!) He came in the room and asked Aron if he cut himself. Aron said, "No, I just came to visit you!" The Dr said, "Oh, we have one of those." The Dr was UGLY to Aron the rest of the time. Matter fact he didn't even check to make sure his finger was numb before he started sewing up his finger. On the 1st stitch Aron yelled out real loud! I asked him if he could feel it and he said, yes mam! The Dr spoke up and said that he didn't that he was just yelling to be yelling. That pissed me off! I know Aron wouldn't tell me that if it wasn't true plus his face turned flushed. I know Aron had said a smart remark at 1st, but that Dr had no right treating him the way he did.
(When Aron is really nervous he tries to make light of the situation and to keep from panicking)
2 visits in one week to the ER is more than enough for me~~

Friday, November 07, 2008

Pay it forward

Sunday I found this over at Karisma's blog. She is so sweet!

Here are the rules: The exchange focuses on doing an act of kindness without expecting anything in return other than that the recipient will, in their turn, pass the kindness along and pay iy forward in their own way. This is how it works… I am going to agree to send something fun, inspiring or uplifting to the first 3 blog owners who post a comment on this entry (please leave your email address if I don’t all ready have it.).

In turn you will then post about this on your blog, link to me, then send something to the first three people who sign up to play along through your blog. There are no cost restraints, but don’t go crazy! The little something you send can be something you made, bought, were given or found. No biggie, just a gift that will make the person smile. Maybe something unique fom where you live? And remember that kindness don’t have to involve money; there are untold ways to hel others every single day, everywhere you go - just look around.”

So there you have it! If you are up to sending out three times the love comment here and your it! The first three to comment, get a little love in the mail from yours truly! So don't forget to email me with your addy if I don't have it already!

Thursday, November 06, 2008

A little catch up on me.

When life hands you lemons make lemonade. I love that quote! This is very true statement. You can either let the lemons make you sour or make lemonade. If you make lemonade with it life just seems sweeter.
When I walked out of my mom's house Monday and my foot popped I was a little worried. I didn't let it get me down or pissy. Through this entire thing with my foot momma has decided that she can do a little more for herself. This feels awkward for me, but a sign of relief at the same time. I have more one on one time with KB, which I desperately needed! I thought I would get more done on my Novel, but I was wrong. My 5,000 plus words have come to a halt. I have figured out that book I so much want to write needs more research and time. I started over in another direction last night and will deal with the other one at a later time. Will I be able to catch up? One never knows unless they try.
As far as my foot I’m able to limp on it and it’s not broke, but still hurts to a degree. It also is a little numb. I’m going to call and make KB a Dr.’s appointment for after her dentist appointment today because of a sinus infection. When I take her to the Dr I’m going to ask him about the numbness. Other than that I’m good!
I want to thank every one of you for your kind words and concerns.
Hope you have a Happy!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

You are not going to believe this!

I took momma to get her treatment yesterday. Before we got started her portable oxygen tank messed up. It keeps spewing oxygen everywhere! Luckily we had a big bottle. With all the upset of the tanks we were running late. I was trying to get out of the door without Topper (Mom's dog) and he ran right under my feet. Now, I'm running around another 20 minutes trying to catch this dog. Momma calls ahead and gives us 30 minutes, but if I don't get the dog in we won’t make it. About that time momma goes into the house and gets his treat bag and starts to shake it. Topper runs right to her and into the house! Argh! I can't help but laugh at myself for not thinking of the treats and how our morning is getting off. I finally get her to the infusion center and all is going pretty well. We get home and Topper has torn the house up! He was not happy that we left him in the house all by himself. We can’t leave him outside because he will get hung up and when we go for her treatment we are gone about 5-6 hours. I had swept and mopped before we left. I also cleaned a few other things also. So, when I walked in the door and saw the mess I just laughed and told momma I was going to empty all of her oxygen tanks that I had picked up and get the other stuff out of the car before I dwelt with his mess. After I helped her get into the house I started out the door and when I took a step out the back door my left popped and my big self fell out her back door! I couldn’t help but sit there in pain for about 10 minutes before I said a word. Mom came out there and sat in a chair beside me because she couldn’t help me. All the sudden I start laughing and momma wanted to know what I was laughing at. I told her I finally knew what my granddaddy (DiDi) meant by Blue Monday! Daniel came and got me took me to the ER to have my foot x-rayed. They say it is not broke, but if not better in 2 days go and have my regular Dr X-ray it. Well, I can’t put any weight on it; it is black, purple and swollen. Now, I need to figure out what I’m going to do because with my big self it is not easy using crutches and how I'm going to take care of momma.
I still can’t help but to laugh at myself and at the same time shake my head.

"If you want to be happy, set a goal that
commands your thoughts, liberates your
energy, and inspires your hopes."
- Andrew Carnegie

Monday, November 03, 2008

Looky at what I got!

My dear friend Ami & her family made this award just for me! Can you believe that?!? Well, I can because she is a sweetie! She is the lovely one that made me my little hermit that is on my side bar. Ami has always been there for me no matter what and I appreciate her so very much!
Girl!, I'm speechless!
I just just wanna say: Thank you! & Love ya!
And, Thank your sweet dear family for helping with this!

Sunday, November 02, 2008

I wanna...

Thank you for being my friend! (click on link)

Plus I wanna give you this award!

(You are more than welcome to pass this along to any your friends that I haven't tagged. Go ahead and spread the LOVE!)

Hope you have a Happy!