Sunday, April 25, 2021

A.QUICK SURGERY UPDATE-YEP-IT'S ME- STILL KICKING IT!

 HAPPY SUNDAY!

I am heeeerrrreeeeee

to check in!


I posted on FB and IG a day or so ago
but I know some of you are not part
of those groups.

Just wanted to tell you my surgery went well.
I had a spigelian hernia that was 
causing me a lot of pain and was dangerous.
I had robotic surgery and have a mesh insert.

I also had two cysts taken off my upper arm.

Yep-Falling apart at this age!
This was the first time in my life
I have ever had surgery or
anesthesia.  
The worst part for me was not the pain
but the nausea from the anesthesia.
They kept me for 24 hours to get 
it under control.
Ugh-Still have moments of
feeling nausea but it's much better.

The worst for me NOW 
is not being able to do
ANYTHING or LIFT ANYTHING
for a while.

Meanwhile-my sweet Scruffy- is in 
REFORM SCHOOL
to learn to not bite or 
piddle all over the floor.
My surgeon sent her dog there and
so did the surgeon's PA.
They said their dogs came home with 
personality and playfulness intact
but learned manners.

I miss that little face so much
but could not have handled him
right now.

My son has been bringing me a 
STARBUCKS EVERY MORNING
since picking me up at the hospital
and I have been reading and 
watching some wonderful
TV series!

Thank you, Ryan!
I have changed my will to leave him
EVERYTHING
including his father!

My grandgirl, Alana,
has run errands for me and 
created a nest at the bottom of my bed
on the floor
with comforters and blankets and pillows.
I won't embarrass her by showing her
curled up in her lair.
Instead there's this.....

As you can see, they did not remove
my humor gene during surgery.

I won't be around for a few weeks yet-
just wanted you to know that I am OK.
Thanks for all the prayers and 
well wishes you sent out!


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Sunday, April 4, 2021

HAPPY EASTER -OFF FOR A BREAK AND A BIT OF SURGERY

 Wishing you a 

Happy Easter

and a 

Happy Spring!


               I will be taking a break for at least a month.

I have some unexpected surgery coming up

mid month and I need to get some things

done before I go in hospital.

It is not life-threatening so no worries there.

I feel fortunate that at age 72 this is the 

FIRST MEDICAL ISSUE

I have ever had.

I have been blessed with good health

and hope to continue on with good health

once this problem is taken care of.

I will have 15 days of

'don't do ANYTHING'

after the surgery

and then another couple of weeks of

'take it EASY'.

If you know me that is like a gunshot in the foot

If you feel inclined -send up a prayer

for my hubby.  

He is not doing so great and is used to me

taking care of him.

I will have a grandgirl on call to help

when I need her.

See you in a month.

If you don't see me in a month---

check the obits.

Okay- that's a joke- you know me- I have 

BLACK HUMOR

about everything!

It's how I survive!

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Saturday, April 3, 2021

THE EASTER STORY TOLD BY A THREE YEAR OLD-IT MIGHT BRING A TEAR TO YOUR EYE~

 SweetCheeks was 3-1/2 years old

when she shared her beliefs
with Papa and me.
She is THIRTEEN now.

We were driving her to brunch
after church and asked her
what she had learned
about 
The Easter Story.

It was so touching to me
to see what this
little girl
UNDERSTOOD
about Easter.
And it almost makes
me cry listening to
her earnest explanation.

If you have a moment
it is worth the listen.
Just so you know~
I do think she
might have mixed
a little bit of
Gulliver's Travels
into the the
Jesus story!;>)

MAKE SURE YOU HAVE
YOUR VOLUME TURNED UP.

She almost started
crying when she
thought Jesus might
have felt pain.
Here it is-
Listen up and see what
YOU think!
If you click on the little square
on the bottom right hand side
it will go full screen.
(I'm sure most of you know that)

Amen, SweetCheeks, Amen!

From me to you-
A Blessed Easter
For those that don't have
time to listen....


For my wonderful, engaging blogging friends
that are not of the 
Christian faith-
I love you all just as dearly 
as I love everyone else.

EVERYONE MATTERS
and I hope you have a 
Wonderful Sunday!!!
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Friday, April 2, 2021

PICK YOUR FAVORITE EASTER TABLE RESULTS-YOU DID IT!

 You all never cease to amaze me!

I made up this little 'game'
and you played along again!

I LOVE IT & THANK YOU!
So---
Are you ready for your results and to see 
who is sitting at your table?

Of course, we DID HAVE a couple
that couldn't make up their mind
I will point them out and make fun of them
but at least they tried...


Anyway--- here we go!
Table #1
Tiptoe Thru Pastel Tulips
Gert (was afraid she would be sitting alone), Jan E (here for the jelly beans), Miss BB(who has a whole 'nother name that I am not at liberty to share), Mevely, Akasha's daughter (love it that kids are playing along), Jack & Sherry (and he says he is NOT folding bunny napkins thank you very much), Arlene, Bless, Phyllis(Welcome!!!), Cindy and JennythePirate(who is taking ALL the black jelly beans-guess Jan won't be getting any of that color)

Whew--that Jenny sure is demanding!

Moving along:
Table #2
The Blue Plate Special

Here we have Debra/SheSeeks-(and pretty sure she will be bringing TheRareOne-I'm skeered to ask what makes her Rare), Akasha (who has chosen NOT to sit with her daughter at Table#1), Laurie, Judy, RonTheCocktailKing (y'all are lucky to have him at your table), Dear Wanda, Rose, Rita, Hootin'Annie(wouldn't you love to have her let out a big old hoot at the table?), Carla (and as a TRUE Wisconsinite is wondering WHAT the SPECIAL is)


Table #3
Transfer(ware) Me There
Wow!  A lot of you gals like Transferware!
Seated here are: Penny, Diane (insisting on a bunny napkin), Vee (here because Table THREE rhymes with VEE???, Janice, Happy, Jan/LowCarb, Lorrie, Miss Dishywoo(gotta love anyone with a name like that), Nancy, Jeanie, Nonie, Bonnie(the rhyming pair-Bonnie & Nonie),DebbieDabble, Buttercup, Sugar, Rain(table reminds her of her dear grandma), and POLLY-(couldn't make up her mind and I think I scared the Bejesus outta her because she came back and decided to sit here-Welcome Polly!)

Table #4
Eggs Take A Bow
Here we have: Sandy/Chatty, bobbie, Louise(wants tea and something for dinner besides eggs-what-do I look like a short order cook?), Patty M(bringing her lab dog -NOT LAP dog-lab dog who will sit at her feet-make sure your toes are covered girls!), Pam (had several 'conditions' but MUST sit facing a window-wonder if I put a mirror across from her she would think she was looking "out"-or see the twin she never knew she had), Fran, Kris, Melanie & Cindy/Cloches.

Table #5
A Tisket A Tasket A Green & Growing Basket
A small group- Nellie (who doesn't really like ANY of the tables so this was her first/last choice) Julie, Cecilia(also wants a bunny napkin-LISTEN UP- I GAVE YOU INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO MAKE THEM...DO IT AND BRING IT), Ellen, LisaK,   and Sandy

Table #6
Wisteriaful Thinking

Jenn (wants a bigger table-um-okay), Ginny, Susan K,  MA, Terri(getting all dolled up and dressed to the nines-as opposed to showing up in her bathrobe like she usually does) & Marilyn


Table #7
Eggsactly 16 Eggs In A Row
Sandra (hates ALL the tables but will lower her standards to sit here IF we remove the centerpiece) Hey!  I don't make this up- I just relay the words!
Theresa, Ann, Jan/Journey, DawnP, DorisF, Liz (her OCD won't let her sit at Table 5 because something is askew there).

So folks--there you have it.
You picked your table so you should have
like-minded people sitting with you.
If you DON'T like them---
well, as my daddy always said,
you made your bed-now lie in it....
or in this case...
sit on the chair you chose.

I "think" I got everyone this time
AND put you at the right table
BUT--let me know if I screwed up
as I'm sure you will.

Oh!  And who couldn't make up their mind?
Well, Tom the Backroads Traveler wants something with paper plates! Then there is Kim/Exquisitely -who has no idea where she wants to sit-so I guess she will sit at home?  

Off and running (before one of you hurts me with mean words).
Have a great blessed Good Friday!

Scruffy and I are off to visit a
"puppy school" but more about that later.

I have a wonderful little video of an Easter past
coming up on Sunday.
It will make you smile 
but also break your heart a bit.

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Sunday, March 28, 2021

PICK YOUR FAVORITE EASTER TABLE-PICK ONE!!! YOU CAN DO IT- I KNOW YOU CAN!!!

 Well, it seems everyone loves

PICKING A FAVORITE TABLE
and you know me- I aim to please!


You know the drill-
PICK ONE TABLE
all you gals that give me a hard
time -all wishy-washy- and 
undecided.
Just pick a table and go for it.

So- Here we go.:
#1
Tiptoe Thru Pastel Tulips
Anyone remember Tiny Tim singing that song and playing his uke?


#2
The Blue Plate Special

#3
Transfer(ware) Me There

#4
Eggs Take A Bow

#5
A Tisket A Tasket A Green Growing Basket

#6
Wisteriaful Thinking
And last but not least~

#7
EGGactly 16 Eggs In A Row (I think)
The bonus...on #7
See the BUNNY NAPKINS on the table?
Is that cute, or what?

Okay- I know this is going to be
hard choosing just one table
but I KNOW you can DO IT!

So, place your vote
and we'll see who else is sitting
at your table!

ps-Just so you know- I don't think any of these tables are from bloggers- I wouldn't want to
make people pick favorites based on
the fear of insulting another blogger.

Have a
SLAP HAPPY SUNDAY-
I'll tally the results later this week!
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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

RIP DEBBY RAY-MY BLOGGING FRIEND

 I am sorry to share this sad news.

A fellow blogger sent me a notice

that she had passed away.

I am sure that many of you

knew and loved

Debby Ray.
She was always been a
delightful blogger and an even more
DELIGHTFUL PERSON.

You might know her by her blog
As many of you know,
she was struggling with some health issues.
In the midst of her health issues,
they sold their home,
bought a lot close to family,
moved into an RV and were
building a new home.

A year ago-
Debby Ray had asked me to 
share this with you-
“I will be taking a break from blogging for a while and am not sure at this point when I will be able to return. I have no idea how to even begin to write a blog post and there are still so many unknowns ...all of the details are not really important at this time. I have been diagnosed with cancer of the liver bile duct... most of you know I have been fighting this for quite some time. Through the years we have brought our many prayer requests to each other and I have felt yours and have been so grateful for them.
So after 13 days in NC, it looks like I will be able to get out for Mother’s Day. I will be returning to TN the first of the week to get a treatment plan in action at Vanderbilt. Thank you for your prayers! I hope to post updates as often as I am able. Much love to all!”
Debby

Debby was such a dear heart-
please pray for her family and all they going through.
Life is uncertain enough during these times
and then to lose someone you love
is unbearable.

Thank you all so much!
As always, if you don't pray,
please wing healing thoughts and well-wishes
her family's way.

What a sad loss for everyone that knew her....

Edited to add this note from
Pamela Steiner:
We were all saddened to hear of Debby's homegoing. But I do want the readers to know that she DID get to move into her new house that they were building. They were able to move in for Thanksgiving and were there for Christmas too. She had posted a few pictures on Facebook at the time, and everything was so very pretty and she was SO happy. She also got to see snow on their property from her new house. She was very happy to be there, but not nearly as happy as she is now in her heavenly mansion! I know her family welcomes your prayers.
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Monday, March 15, 2021

PICK YOUR FAVORITE ST PATRICK'S DAY RESULTS

Well, ByGod & Begorrah,

you finally made your choices.

What a fine bunch of 

Irishmen & Irishwomen you are!

There is at least ONE Scotswoman

who did not want to play with

THE IRISH 

but I will call her out later!


                 So, if ye are ready to see your table mates-

We are off to the races here~

TABLE #1-GREEN STRIPES-YIKES

Jan/LowCarb, Latane, JanE (bringing 2 sided tape to secure the ribbons that Diane/LavenderDreams is worried about), Missy, Judy, Bless(wants to take the ribbons-but the 2-sided tape will hold fast I hope), Michele, Sandie/ChattyCrone, Diane, Jeanie, Penny, Jack&Sherry(enroute to Florida) & Catherine! 

Edited to add:  AND- I missed Ginny & Jenny...sigh...always seem to do that somehow!


TABLE #2-LEAFY LOVE

Deserae, Nancy(says she is NOT drinking--which makes one wonder if she has a love for the Guinness), Kim(celebrating her birthday with us-will need at least one cupcake from Table#6), Phyllis, Rita, Marilyn, Laurie/Heaven'sWalk, Lorrie, Linda/Life&Linda-(wants to bring a guest-the more the drunker they get-the merrier, I say), DebbieNolan, Leena(wonders if it's close to the bar-- I say check with Nancy!),Sugar-(Welcome back to blogland,my friend), Pam S, Laurie/SpruceTrees


TABLE#3-SHAKE MY SHAMROCK

Jan/Jan'sJourney, Bonnie, Dawn P, Ellen, LisaK, Ann(looking for a good time?WHAT?)


TABLE#4-SHAMROCKS & GOLD

Janie-(add a cupcake for her), KatieIsabella (coming in a new dress-that should be entertaining-she's a cat!), LibertyBelle, Lea, CHERI, Karen (wonders about kissing with a face mask-See Ann at Table#3-she's looking for a good time), LiztheLush-(likes this table because her beer won't show when she spills it)-Seriously- I do NOT make these things up, folks! Carla-(wonders what's in the pitcher on Table 6-well, honey you COULD sit there and see, you know), Cecilia-(complaining about the high arrangement on Table#2-NO WHINING ALLOWED-It's a party!!!!), JulieH, Nonnie-(concerned about no food), Melanie, Mevely-(another Birthday Girl that needs a cupcake), BabblingBrook, MA, Gert, StartingOver/AcceptingChanges, 


TABLE# 5-TIE ONE ON

Dewena, Louise-(definitely from Wisconsin-picked this table because it looks like a Green Bay Packers table), TerriD-(she won't be talking to anyone because she will be busy trying to figure out the napkins and how to fold them), Susan, CindyC, DonnaR


TABLE#6-CUPCAKE CHASER

Woody-(wants corned beef and cabbage and as Irish as I am-he can have my share cuz I don't like it), John/John's Island (must be the guys' table-he will forego the real food for the cupcakes), Theresa, Cindy/ckrut, Rose, Happy, Kris(kicking her no-sugar habit for the day), Doris F, Nellie, Julie, Vee (also concerned about the food!) Jenn, Debra/SheWhoSeeks-(says she can be seduced by a cupcake-wonder if that is on her dating site profile?)

Oh- And the Scotswoman who declined to sit with the Irish???- yeah-it's bobbie....lol

So-there ya have it. 

I know I picked on many of you-

I say----suck it up, buttercup-

that's what I do- just be glad you aren't

in my family-we are ALL that way!

Have a wonderful and Happy and Safe

ST PATRICK'S DAY!


FORGIVE ME IF I MISSED YOUR NAME

PLEASE LET ME KNOW~

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Thursday, March 11, 2021

RIP TED! PLEASE PRAY FOR SUSIE @ SHEJUNKS

Susie/SheJunks called me this morning

and asked me to share the news of

Ted's death. 

Here is a picture of them 

as they were facing things head-on


I was lucky enough to meet Susie in person.

She lived a few miles away from my daughter, Mimi,

when Mimi lived in Indiana.

Susie is just as sweet in person 

as she seems on her blog.

The next time I saw her was in a hospital room

where Ted was being treated for cancer.

My husband, 

having finished his own cancer treatment,

met with Ted and Susie, too, 

and we shared life stories.

As a blogger we share happy, fun things but 

we also share in the hurts and sorrows 

of our fellow bloggers.

Please pray for Susie and her family

as they deal with the loss of 

TEDDY BEAR.

He was a wonderful man and will be dearly missed.

As always, if you are not a pray-er, please

send good wishes and healing thoughts

Susie's way.

She will be back to blogging when she feels she can.

Love to all of you from Susie AND me!







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Wednesday, March 10, 2021

A BIT OF IRISH BLARNEY AND A PICTURE OF A REAL LEPRECHAUN

 

St. Patrick's Day is coming!

Yes it is!

I grew up in an 
Irish Community
in Pennsylvania.
Do you know I believed in
Leprechauns until I was at
least 12 years old?
Yes.I.Did.
Matter of fact,
I still believe in them.

I always associate them
with Shamrocks.
And, my girls do, too.
A few years ago they blessed me
with several sweet pieces of
Irish China.
For years I took a little time
to play with it....
When we moved I gifted it to my
Irish daughter, Mindy Rose.

And shamrocks-
Lordy-I love shamrocks!
I will be putting a few of these
here and there in the
living room window
when I find them at the store.

They always make me smile.
Come St. Pat's Day-
I will be paying homage to my
Irish heritage and hoping that
THE BAD LEPRECHAUNS
don't bring me bad juju.
And there ARE a few bad
ones out there!

Now I KNOW some of you 
MIGHT NOT BELIEVE
in leprechauns
but here I show you true
and irrefutable proof.

I found this on the internet
AND as we ALL know.
EVERYTHING  we read on the
internet is true.
God be with ye and I'll be around
a wee bit later to see what
tricks you are up to.

And- I'll be back with the results
of the 
Pick Your Favorite St. Paddy's Day table.
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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

PICK YOUR FAVORITE ST PATRICK'S DAY TABLE

 Well- this is one of my 

FAVORITE HOLIDAYS!

Being Irish I am drawn to 
all things Irish and Green!

So-You know the routine, right?
PICK ONE TABLE
to sit at and then we will see 
who else is at your table.

As always- I do NOT pick other
BLOGGER TABLES
because I don't want to pit 
one blogger against another.
These images are not from blogs!

AND!!!!!
You KNOW that I will be 
MAKING FUN OF SOME OF YOU
so bear that in mind as you 
PICK YOUR SEAT!

Here we go!

TABLE #1-
GREEN STRIPES? YIPES!

TABLE #2
LEAFY LOVE

TABLE#3
SHAKE MY SHAMROCK INTO MY LAP

TABLE #4
SHAMROCKS AND GOLD

TABLE #5
TIE ONE ON (TO THE NAPKIN)

TABLE #6
A CUPCAKE CHASER

THERE YOU HAVE IT!

I am sure our friend,
RON THE COCKTAIL GUY
will be around to mix us up 
something special!
Can't wait to see who sits where!!!!

On St. Paddy's Day
 I am going to wear my
SPECIAL IRISH PIN
to Starbucks....
Wonder if I'll get any takers?
(under the age of 80)

So there you have it.
Don't just sit here-
VOTE for your FAVORITE!
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