Saturday, July 23, 2016

Summer is coming to a close, Maybe!

Before I start rambling, Let me say, that I'm saying prayers for the families of the policemen who were assassinated last week and the week before that. I pray for the ones who lived and for the families who are grieving. I can't understand why they think that they can just kill police because someone else got killed in the act of a 'felony' or in a shoot out that he started. I just sit and cry, it's so senseless. Join me in praying for Peace and Common Decency to take over this ravaged country.

It hasn't been too bad for me. The evenings are cool and I have a window fan in my window which both cools the room and is a white noise for sleeping. Not like the concentrator which I think is trying to blow up or at least it's a plane preparing for takeoff! I've taken to using the big tall bottles for sleeping and it's quite nice for me. At least they will still work if the power goes out.

It went out for a few hours last month when a squirrel got too close and got himself 'fried' but he burned out the transformer and several blocks were without power. Now I have his son running across my fence and up the trees where I've hung some dried corn cobs with corn on them. He packs his cheeks and then runs back along the fence and buries the corn in the neighbor's back yard. He also has a spot next to our gate that he's dug a little hole but when the 'puppy' saw it, she waited until  squirrel was gone and she dug everything back up.

I think I've mentioned the 'morning Doves' outside my bedroom window before. I've learned that one of the doves escaped and flew away. He/She's never returned. Guess they aren't like pigeons. But that didn't put the remaining Dove into a mourning period. Oh No! every morning at break of day this remaining dove starts his/her noise. Good thing I'm usually up at that hour anyway.

Last week I had a brilliant idea to make a 'chicken coop' and raise about 3 hens and 1 rooster. I thought fresh eggs might be a nice change. Then 'grand daughter' broke up with her man last weekend and so now I don't have anyone to build the chicken coop.  Both of my girls are out on the Archery range this afternoon. Bridgit has promised to teach one of her friends how to shoot a standard bow and our 'Tiny Human' got her own bow last week from her mother and I (we split the cost of the bow and some arrows). Her Grandpa will be thrilled since before she had to share a bow with some of the other kids. Now she's a big kid and has her own bow. And she's doing quite well in her Judo class. I understand they were going to learn choke holds. I've told her I'm not a practice dummy so find someone else to choke. They really aren't allowed to actually choke each other in class but they practice up the actual pressure.

I've got a few more scrap Book Pages to share with you. Actually I found 10 new ones.

My young friend Ashley @ her Mom's birthday party.

My two girls mugging for the camera as usual.

My youngest daughter Charlie and her 'man' when they were at a concert.

Charlie & Kelin went to a Rock Concert and one of the band members found out her name was Charlie and so he asked her to do the Charlie's Angels' pose with him. I cut them out of the picture they sent me, because it was way too dark.

This is my Adorable niece Consuelo on the front of her home up in Yakima. She's going to college and taking care of my brother Frank and my sister Dianna at the same time. God give her strength. 

This is the latest fur baby to move in with us. Her name is Lagitha and she came from the shelter. So she's been spayed, and had all of her shots and a chip has been embedded in her back. But she still has claws and like to climb up my leg and body to get onto the desk so she can take a nap right here. That is, after she chases the little arrow around the screen for about 15 mins.

Good friend Lorene with her three girls. Kaddie is my Gr-grand daughter, but the other two call me Nana also. Kaddie was going on a trip with her Dad to Florida to visit her Step mother's grand parents. It was quite a trip.

Another picture of the birthday party. Ashley's little sister Mia is trying to teach her to play with the string we all used to have 60 years ago called Katz Craddle. 

My good friend Moe with her daughter Michelle and the other picture is Moe and her Mother Cleone.  Solid Irish family.

This is my Then and Now picture. In 1968 I was between stations with the 3 daughters waiting for housing to open up on Guam. I had started Cosmetology school And practiced on my own girls for haircuts and I let the other student practice on me for the Finger Waves and mixing colors. Needless to say when I got off the plane in Guam, my husband walked right past me. Then it hit him, that lady with the 3 little girls has to be his wife. It was worth having bright red hair to see the look on his face.

Well I've spent enough time rambling on. I'm going to relax in the big recliner and probably nod off.  I wish every one a Happy Weekend and a great week coming up!  God Bless every one.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

It's been awhile!

ven't had a whole lot that is shareable. Doctor's appointments, new hearing aids, more doctor appointments and some really nasty tests. Those 'scopies' are pure torture. Went through the prep work twice because they gave me the wrong medical prep at the pharmacy at the hospital.  Everything had to be rescheduled to a time when the first prep kit had worked it's way out of my system. And some really nasty stuff the second prep kit was! Then the 'CT' scan was done and that was the most tortuous thing ever. Results from the second screening wasn't favorable. Now I have to go Spokane to a GI doctor one slevel above a Gastroentrologist. some polyps, and hardening of wall mean a more inclusive test and at least I'll be out for the exam.

Had another appointment with the ENT's office and he tested for the Tinnitus and yes there is a ringing in my ears 24/7 and supposedly it can't be cured but he sent the results over to my VA representative who will be filing for a disability from the Navy. Might raise my status up a level and I guess it will get me a small check each month which I will put straight into savings. It won't even be enough to pay the electric bill.

We are reopening my claim against the Energy people for the COPD/Asbestos Pneumoconiosis and we're adding Pulmonary Hypertension to the mix. That just means the poor heart has been working harder to get air to the lungs so it make the breathing harder. I still walk some times going to the bus and such and doing light chores here in the house but I can tell when I've hit my limit. Have to sit down and get the emergency inhaler. Really bugs me because about all I can do is pick a few of the veggies.

Got the first cute little tomato yesterday. All the others are still green but it won't be long.  I'm giving a bumper crop of Rhubarb to a friend of mine. And we seem to have acquired a few volunteer Gian Sunflower plants. I two 7 footers in the back yard along the fence with the Strawberries and about 6 or 7 6 footers in the rock garden in the front yard. I'll wait till they are ready to harvest and then I'll bake some sunflower seeds for the kids. Not sure when I'm supposed to harvest them but I can always Google.  Find out a lot of things that way!

Here's a few scrapbook pages I made over the last couple of months.
This is a good friend Audrey out on a walk in the spring weather. Used a kit from Kyra and threw in the blue thingy from another of my ladies.

Audrey using a new phone I think, checking camera.

Family portrait that was done back in 1982. Just uncovered the picture in it's frame from the photographer. That would be my 3 daughters, Dani, Denise & Charlie (aka Danita). Another of Kyra's kits with a few squiggles from a file on my computer called overlays.

My Great Grandson Dominic at his 10th birthday. I've been cleaning up the computer and finding duplicates of a lot of files. In the process I've come across some neat pictures that I hadn't made into scrapbook pages.. Dominic is 12 now.

Grand daughter Bridgit, (my caregiver) and her new boyfriend Jess. Jess will be going to California to his new job in October, working on movies as makeup artist and making costumes for the new star wars/Star trek, which ever one it is. He'l be in LA with his friend Dragon's company who is on the credit list for a couple of those movies. 

I'll add something here when I figure out if she's a cousin or a niece.
Time to get a few more chores done. Litter box was the first one. We now have 2 felines in our house. One is a kitten named Labitha and the other is a cranky 14 year old named Mrs. Beasley! I'll do something with Labitha's picture later. She is a black Egyptian and about 4 months old.