Wednesday, January 21, 2015

It's been awhile

It's been awhile since I've posted anything. And it's been awhile since I've managed to be creative.  Seems the Bronchitis took away my creativity too as well as my stamina. For 3 days I only got out of bed for bathroom trips. Finally on day 4 we got me to the doctor and she gave me a "super shot" in the posterior which she said would hurt but didn't. Then it was 2 weeks of antibiotics  which I just finished last night.

I'm still waiting on the new software. I found that in my stupor of Bronchitis I had forgotten to even order it. When the fog finally cleared from my brain, I ordered it and it's been 6 days so any day now it'll get here.  Then I can maybe get back to normal. Of course with my daughter's new job I have to make room in this office for another desk. She can't keep spreading everything out on the dining room table. So I have to get busy and pack up some of my junk that is actually archiveable but I'm just too foggy brained to get it all put away.

Have received another denial from the claims people so the advocate is filling another appeal. I think I'm going to have to get another CT scan to satisfy them that there is actually 3 spots of asbestos on the lungs. We shall see what she thinks.

I did manage to get a couple of pages made using the old software but it doesn't play nice with window 8 so it's too frustrating to keep using it. Takes almost an hour to get it to quit flashing and make one move I've told it to do.
Trying to preserve the old memories. That's me in 1943 and the top picture is circa 1951.

This one is 1950 on the front steps of the Orphanage where I lived.

Mrs Beasley is definately a diva in her mind.

a picture I made for a young friend of her two dogs who enjoy a nap together.

Signing off to make something to eat.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Happy New Year 2015

I watched the new year arrive 3 times before it got to me. I guess that makes it official for's 2015.  I did miss the station (if any did) that had a 'big band' doing the Guy Lombardo version of Auld Lang Syne.   Times Square in NY was really loud. I couldn't find another station in the Central time zone doing anything special so they showed NY over again. My Gr-grand daughter and I had popcorn and she had punch while I had diet root beer.

Grand daughter Bridgit had to deal with the people at the hotel where she works. She's 'security' and 'night audit'. She confiscated an industrial size "blow torch" and let the man know that she was aware of all the fireworks he had stashed in a suitcase hidden in the corner. She did not return the blow torch since that would mean calling the police and reporting the incident. It is illegal to take a blow torch into a hotel room so if he didn't want to go to jail he left in the morning without his torch. Let him explain that one to his boss. And she herded more than a few drunks to their rooms. It was a pretty rough night for her.

Here's the few scrapbook pages I've managed to get finished in 5 days.

Daughter 'Charlie' with her friend for the New Years Party. He's in the band that was playing at the establishment they went to for a New Year's bash.

We managed to have 2 inches of snow on the 4th of January so Olivia and Chazz went out to play in it. This is the 5th and there isn't a smidgen of snow left on the ground. I did cut her and the pooch out of the picture I took of them in the snow by the tree in our back yard.

Party goers on New Years Eve. This is Greg, Charlie & Connie. They had a good time and saw the new year arrive in style!!

I'm feeling a bit haggard due to an air inversion in our area along with a stagnation alert. I'm off to my room for another breathing treatment.  See y'all later in the week.