Wednesday, July 30, 2008

birthday party pics

One day I'll get it right to sub-title pics as I go.. but being on another's computer this is faster.. Please bare with me....
first pic, is my sister in law Valerie... (I'm on her computer) She hates her picture taken so we have to sneak them.LOL she is hiding behind Mike's bike..
2) Mike and Valerie's son Jacob standing in my doorway...
3) Aunt Anna... Doesn't she look good in her green outfit.. I wish I looked good in that color... It washes me out, just like powder blue...
4) Ok group caught on film. Hee hee they didn't know either... shh don't tell.. It's Valerie, Michelle (youngest sister) Kaylee's nurse Kim and her daughter Lydia...
5) Isn't Kyla cute with her cake face.... LOL
6) Kaylee.. She passed out while opening presents... Soooo cute..
7) This is little Emma. The girl that I used to babysit while living with Michelle. This is her "adopted" daughter... When I babysat, she was still the foster daughter.. Horray! we are so proud, she is in our family now.... Oh anyway, Emma is "helping" (more like stealing lol) Kyla eat her cake and ice cream.
8) That's kim the nurse again behind Emma..
9) My Jw just having a good time.
10) Michelle with Emma. Emma being Miss Hollywood...
We all had a great time at the party.. I still can't believe these girls are a year old already.... Time sure flies!!!!

Monday, July 28, 2008

gotta catch up again....

It's now the end of July and the summer is almost over with. Amazing! Where does the time gone. My twin granddaughters celebrated their first birthday on Saturday. I can't believe it.... Anyway, it was a lovely day for it. At least the T-storms waited until that night to kick in....
It's been a hot summer. I've been hiding in my room soaking up the AC making sure I'm well enough. When your a fibro-mite it seems that just about everything can affect you. The winter dampness, the rain, the humidity. It's not very often that you have perfect days... Very few. Today seems to be a perfect day. I feel good. I'm out and about. Enjoying life, it's fantastic!!!!
Hopefully soon my other sister in law, the one we used to live with is giving me her computer, when she buys her laptop. How cool is that. This one is up to date and doesn't need alot of work, I'll be able to get online daily. My phone doesn't give me the options of alot of websites. So it's tougher. I can do my emails and sometimes check other's blogs, but I don't see pictures very clearly and I don't get to leave comments alot of times either. There are tricks to getting around the comment parts, but I don't always remember how...But soon....I can't wait....It's tough not being online daily...
Pretty soon I'll update more pics too. I know those are far and few between... But that is about it around here. Really there isn't alot going on. We stay home more then we go out, due to the gas prices and such how we feel. We learned that Mike doesn't even tolerate the heat well either. Being diabetic, makes it very tricky for him. He hates eating in the heat. And when he makes himself, it doesn't always settle. Other times, he can eat and drink and still get dizzy and loopy from it. So it's a tough call for him. So yes, we tend to hide in our room and soak up the AC.
We haven't made it back for an AC in the back half of the house yet. We learned that the one that was given to us was too big to fit in the kitchen window and the bedroom plugs won't handle that big of a unit. And so we are saving up for a smaller good size amp unit to fit in our kitchen window. I just hope that it's not Sept. or Oct. when we don't need it any longer. But then again, they have great sales then and we can store it for next year... What ever is best...
Well, gotta run. I'm on my sister in laws computer in her basement and being rude to everyone upstairs... LOL I was suppose to pick up her daughter and bring her to my house to the realtor could show the house. They canceled and I retreated to the basement to play online. Hee hee. They love me so much....
Take care everyone! Can't wait to be back in touch again. HUGS

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

time for catch up

Hi everyone....
I know that it's been forever since I've been to catch up to what is going on. We've have just had it really rough around here. I have been ill for the past couple of months with my fibro. Looking forward to a dryer summer... But no, not too dry... LOL
I'm looking forward to going back on my Vemma and starting better days. WE've caught up on our present bills and now working into catching up on our past bills and getting life squared away. It has taken us so long to do that. Since Mike got sick two years ago, we've just been falling more and more behind. We had a chance to catch up now. So we are looking to a better future. That will be awesome! Have you ever had the awesome feeling of " we are completely debt free! Nothing looming over our heads, that we owe somebody..." It's a great feeling. This is the first time in my adult life, I've been able to say that... Woo HOo!
Summer is quickly on it's way. Jw has nine days of school left and he is really good at telling me every morning when I wake him up... One less day ma... LOL It's so funny. He is so looking forward to Summer.... He will be going to a new school next year and he is looking forward to going with the kids in his neighborhood. That will be cool for him...
hmm let's see what else. I've finished my pretty flower garden. It's looks so cute. I have alot of spacing left, that I can add more as the time goes along. But it's cute, just the way it is too.
We all got new cars now also. Mike got an S-10 pick up truck, along with his Harley Davidson Sportster, I got a Lincoln Continental. Funny thing is that My car was cheaper then either of his vehicles.. LOL and Melissa got a VW Jetta that she just simply adores... We all needed new vehicles terribly. My Van got into an accident, and was claimed totaled. So we took our income taxes and got Mike a cheap Jeep Cherokee. Really cheap, the wipers didn't work, no fog lights, umm no back seat belts... Anyway, it was a filler until we got Mike's inheritance from his parents. So when it came we got his "dream" vehicle (the bike) and the pick up truck for cheap back and forth to work. The Lincoln just kind of fell in our lap and being so cheap and a six cyl. we decided to go ahead and get it... Why not....
Oh and Jw got himself his "vehicle" too. LOL He got a Mongoose bike with a headlight, bike lock, front and back pegs, riding gloves, and a new "professional" helmet to boot. So he is in his glory too... Couldn't beat all of that with a stick.
But the smartest thing I ever did was pay off the bills, and pay the rent for the rest of the year off. That way we can live on just our means and only pay utilities, that's it! At least till the end of the year...
But anyway, just wanted to let you all know that we are doing ok. And that we are slowly coming along...
I will get some pics up here eventually. I have to still come to my sister in laws and use her computer for that. My phone only gets email and IM's...So i still need it at times... LOL
Hugs to you all. Be back soon.....

Friday, April 25, 2008

another week gone by

Well, another week has gone by. Can you believe it? Time is just flying by day after day... It's amazing.Pretty soon Summer will be here and then fall, then Christmas and then before we know it, 2009 will be upon us. Where is it all going? I'm sure that I'm probably sleeping alot of it away. No matter what I seem to do, I'm still tired. No matter how much or how little I walk around the house sleepy.. Go figure. Oh well, could be worse, I could be in pain with all that.. Thankfully enough, I'm not.
I'm going to be going offline for awhile. I have been using my sister in law's computer and services for the past five or so months. When she moved in and stayed with her sister, she kept the cable, phone, internet on in her name as well as had been paying for it. But now the time has come that she has found a house for her and her family to move into. We are so thankful that she allowed us to have that. But now it's her time to enjoy the pleasures of it.
If anything it will give me some good time to enjoy a few more books, as well as fix up more parts of my home. B/c now that she is going into her new place, she will also take out some of her furniture, dishes and things that are in the sheds. This way we can get ALL of our things out of storage and have one less bill to pay a month. That will be a blessing in and of itself.
We are still waiting on the inheritance money that is from Mike's parent's. We are not sure as to what the hold up is. All their bills have been paid, and there is nothing that should be holding it up. But when you call or email the lawyer, no one is getting any answers and we don't know why. But in the mean time we just wait... and hope that it will be soon. Really soon...
Oh well, that is about it around here. I will try and get to the library here and there. With the price of gas now a days, that will be far and few between also. But I'll try and get there sometimes. Just to keep everyone up to date on what is new around here...
SO till then enjoy!!!!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


I got tagged, so now if you read this, then your tagged too.... Have fun!

All About Me Survey
I Amfriendly and outgoing once you get to know me.
I Wantto be able to live and be comfortable
I Havea great son, step daughter and two beautiful twin granddaughters
I Wishthat we can get all our bills paid and done with
I Hateliars, thieves, and controllers
I Fearthat I may die before I see my kid have kids
I Hearthe tv next to me.. btw it\'s way too loud
I Searchthe internet for fun daily
I Wonderif we will ever be totally free of debt
I Regretmany things.. but hey what can you do now....
I Lovemy family very much
I Achealot of the times...all over
I Alwayslook on the bright side of everything first
I Usuallyam in a great mood
I Am Nota person of gossip and backstabbing
I Dancein my chair or in my car...
I Singevery chance I get.. I love it.
I Neverseem to get everything done that I want on a daily basis.
I Rarelygo to bed before two AM
I Cryalot lately
I Am Not Alwaysup, dressed and ready for a good day... instead I\'m in my jammies vegging out LOL
I Losealot of things. It\'s in my nature! Especially my mind
I'm Confusedalways.. That\'s part of my nature too... lol
I Needabout three of me to get done what I need to daily..
I Shouldconsider just getting over the idea of perfection LOL
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Sunday, April 20, 2008

Sunday last day of vacation... back to school....

WEll it's Sunday night.. Oh My more like Monday morning.. Jw is in the bed, of course, sleeping the night away.. We had cake tonight for him b/c John picked him up yesterday early afternoon and brought him to spend the day and night with him. So we celebrated tonight his birthday. Tomorrow when I get the pics. off of Melissa''s camara, I'll post them. MaryRose, Melissa's sister, made the cake for me.. She used red icing and put a red sock and the letter B on it for the Boston Red Socks.. It's almost melted into a smear by the time we got to eat it. The candles had the letters to spell out happy birthday. Just enough for the twelve candles and one for luck or as I was brought up, One to grow on... lol Not bad....
Oh well, like I said, He finally goes back to school tomorrow.. I won't hear from nine Am till sun down, all the bumping noises from the bikes going up and down and over the bike ramps.. It's amazing they never got bored of that.. I was so impressed. Even when Jw wasn't home, the kids would knock on the door and ask to use the ramps.. Funny huh????
I really didn't feel very well today. I woke all out of whack... So I missed church yet again today... I wasn't very happy at all. I even got a good amount of sleep last night. But I just rolled over and went back to sleep, until around ten thirty. I got up and ate a bowl of cereal. And that set me off for the rest of the day. My stomach killed me all day and I was in the bathroom for most of it... Unreal. I just hope that tomorrow will be better for that......
Well I finished Smart vs. Pretty. I put my review on how I felt about the book in the "my shelf" part. You can read it there if your interested... I wrote a bit as usual. But over all I enjoyed it. I've now started another called Honeymoon.. It's already got a few twists in it and I'm only like 60 or so pages in. I'm sure it will prove to be interesting. But again it's a James Patterson book. I love his books. It has some sexual nature to it, but it's not so explicit in it. That I can handle...Smart vs. Pretty, got me worried in the beginning b/c it had a really explicit peice in it that I nearly fell out of my bed on.. But I was told that was the only part like that.. SO I gave it the chance and finished it and it was worth the read...
Oh well, Now that I spent my whole entire day watching movies. Pretty Woman twice. I love Richard Gere. He is so handsome! I guess I better try and get some sleep. Hopefully I'll have a good day.
Good night everybody!!!
Oh oh and to let everyone know, Kyla is just about ready to crawl. She was up on her hands and knees today rocking.. It won't be long and she will be OFF! and Heaven help us all. B/c she hates to stay in one spot for too long. She gets very bored very easily. Kaylee on the other hand today. She had a rough day today. Not sure what was wrong with her. But very cranky and very miserable. Besides the fact that last night at two o'clock in the AM she wasn't happy b/c she wanted to wake for the day and being on a feeding tube till six thirty, she couldn't move. She was angry for almost two hours... Poor thing... It set her off for the hour entire day.....((Frowning))

Friday, April 18, 2008

what my Saturday brought....
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Today has been a very quite day. From not sleeping yesterday at all. I finally passed out at midnight last night. I slept all the way through till ten thirty this morning. I got up and ate a bowl of frosted mini wheats and a glass of OJ and ended up back in bed about an hour later and slept till five pm. Talking about making up for lost time. I guess you really can do it.. I'm hoping now that I can stay awake the rest of the night and be able to maintain tomorrow, so I can go to bed at a decent hour and be able to get up for church. You know for those of you who know Jean walin, I always thought, why does she miss so much church. HMM now I know. Between the pain of Fibromyalgia and then the Chronic Fatigue and what it takes for sleeping patterns, I now know, I miss just about as much as she does now... I don't know about her, but I hate it... I love going to church......
I have done everything to change my schedule around to getting to bed at a decent nightly hour and wake in the mornings. LOL yeh right, it last for only short stretches and then I'm bouncing all over the clock again. I HATE IT! But I'm told Welcome to the wonderful life of Fibromyalgia! This is your life... I can rid the pain with either meds. or my all natural Vemma.. Which by the way I love to death.. But the Chronic Fatigue factors, play with me all the time.... So Hey, I guess I can't win them all. I'd rather sleep at all hours of the day or night, then, be in so much pain that I can't move. That is sooooo rare now....... I love it!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

weds.. biking no washing

Well instead of the bike wash but I did get some of him and a couple of his friends.. They all love the bike ramps.. They go up and down constantly all day long..Non stop! Not that you can actually see faces but Jw is in the third one. The other kid in the helmet is Adam. Great kid... Adn the other boy with out the helmet is Aaron from next door.. He was Jw's first friend here. Valerie and his mom are good friends. So she introduced Aaron to Jw. They all get along. But weird thing is that Jw can't figure how to play with all boys together. He picks his friends in small groups instead. But at least he has kids to play with and when one or two aren't around there are alot more to hang with...
Well, I better head off of here. I have to start dinner and get Jw ready for Karate. He misses enough. Can't push it... lol

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


Well, I started my new book this week.. I'm now reading a book called "Smart vs. Pretty" by Valerie Fankel. This is totally a switch for me. I never even heard of this author. I've been switching off books with my sister in law, Valerie. Money has been tight around here, so I've not been able to buy new books. So as I read one I pass it along and vice versa with Valerie as well. That is how I got hooked on "Sisters" by Danielle Steele. I haven't read anything by her in a long while. The Plum Island book I got from Melissa. She got it while she was in the hospital with Kaylee. She said she got very bored with it and couldn't get into it. I found it very funny and entertaining and so did my sister in law, Val. So it goes to show differences of opinions.. But this book is another one that is supposedly funny and entertaining. And it states "a must read for anoyone who has a sister." So I'll let you know how it is, when I finish it...
This has been Spring Break for the kids from school. You know in one way I was dreading it. Jw would be home daily, bored out of his skull, nothing to do. Mom would of had to find things for free to keep him entertained. But you know what.. I've barely ever seen him.. He has been playing with the kids in the neigborhood from the time he walks out of the room, until well after the sun goes down. He ends up at a friend's house. Gets tv time, computer time, and even dinner time with them. It's amazing. Of course I had to meet the parents and get a run down on who they were and what they were all about... Very nice and considerate people. My sister in law was apsolutely correct. This is a great neighborhood and the people are fantastic around here. I have yet to meet anyone that we've not liked or trusted. How great is that? Now when I lived in Bristol and Newport, I could of begged to differ on alot of the people around there....
Saturday is coming really fast. And Jw is making sure no one forgets it. He wants to make sure we are all here to spend a family day with him. He is trying to switch his karate day with Friday, but still not sure if that will work. He has a hard time learning that the driver makes the times of going, not the kid.. I can see and understand it's his birthday, but what fun to go and get them to sing to him and give him b-day wacks with a paddle that is about six feet long. Its so funny!
Today I had about seven kids outside having a "bike wash". There were about ten bikes all lined up getting washed and polished. It was halarious! I was told that tomorrow they are opening their real business and charging.. I'm like OH BOY here we go... If they do it, I'll have to snap some pictures.. Jw told me that he made a dollar from washing the neighbors car and promised to do it every two months... LOL He is a trip.
I just think it's great to know that there are plenty of kids in the neighborhood to keep him busy and he won't be so bored. That's a blessing in and of itself.
Well better go. I have baby patrol. lol Poor Kaylee got her new tube. It's actually a mickey button. The stupid thing isn't working. It takes her meds ok. It just doesn't take the feeding machine with the formula at all. So she has to eat every three hours by bottle, until tomorrow morning when the clinic opens. So I told Melissa that I would take her for the first shift. I'm usually up then any way. It's only at 2:45. I usually don't fall asleep until well after four or so. So why not. Then Mary is taking the next shift (Melissa's sister) and then Melissa take the last shift to get her up and ready to take her to the Dr. to fix it... Poor baby.
While Melissa was on the phone with the dr. the thing popped right out of her belly. Melissa couldn't get it to go back in. So she calls me... Yep, Grammy got to torture her to get it back in. Grammy always seems to be the "bad guy".. Poor thing.. I hurt her giving her her shots, I hurt her now with pushing a button tube back in her belly before the muscles and such start closing up. Everyway Melissa tried to do it, the more kaylee would cry and push it back out. So every time she took a breathe, I would push in more. Thank heavens that the tube thing is only like two and half inches long or so. I can't imagine pusing any further then that. But we got it and gave her tylenol for the pressure and what ever pain we gave her. Poor baby..
Sometime's I wonder all those years as a CNA and what I dealt with was worth putting your own grandchildren through... (((Frowning)))

Saturday, April 12, 2008


Today was a boring day.. I slept most of it away.. Story of my life lately. I find myself staying up all night and sleeping during the day. With the Chronic Fatigue and the Fibro, you never know when your going to sleep or not. So you have to go with the flow. Anyway, I finally got up and ate and then figured it's time to go shopping.. I HAVE GOT TO GET ANT TRAPS!!!! Dang things are getting everywhere. Today I went in the kitchen to get a drink and the whole counter was infested. There wasn't anything on the counter for them to be up there.. BUT they were! UGH! I have been fighting them off the floor where the dog/cat food has been. I have to daily dump the food and water and wash it down. I have been spraying the floor with bleach to clean it and putting the food back down again. I didn't want to do that often b/c that can't be good for the animals. LOL Imagine, ants liking dog/cat food... EWWW!
So I decided it has come to get the ant hotels (considering it's the safest way with animals) and stratigically place them around the house and get rid of them. I found at Stop and Shop Combat traps 50% off. So I grabbed what was left on the shelf.. I have a feeling I'll be using them. Stupid things...

I had to get more snacks for Jw and the house. I get so frustrated with the prices of food. Healthy fruits and such as so expensive and junk foods are really cheap. So I try to go medium and get something that is healthy/junk at the same time. (P.butter crackers, pretzels, cheese crackers, things like that) But, I'm not all that bad, I do twist along and get toll house cookies, ice cream sandwiches, choc. covered graham crackers, etc. Have to have chocolate somewhere.. They even had a sell on my flavored vitamin waters. $10 for 10. I snagged them. I don't drink soda or koolaids and such. If it's not water it's pink grapefruit juice or OJ or when none else, I'll do crystal lite.. But I love my Poland Spring waters as well as my vitamin waters. They are my fav's...

To top it all off. I was so frustrated. I figured I would use the self check out lane to speed up the process. The lines were fairly long. Who knew though that you have to leave the bottles upright or the belt will keep sending them back to you... It took three times for the clerk to finally tell me what I was doing wrong. Then The money machine part wouldn't take my fifty dollar bill. The people next in line were quite comical too. The man says to me, " That's ok, the thing won't take my monopoly money either..." I'm like oh really. Then it kept saying, "need to put change in first." I'm like umm I don't have any change. Just let me out of here. LOL
I tried to upload a video on photobucket to here. It was perfect. A man was stuffing his trench coat with odds and ends of groceries. Then he walks out the door and the machine flashes lights and the security guard stops him and says, "excuse me sir. But you forgot your receipt." Then the narrator says, " who needs check outs when you have computers like these" It was an IBM commercial. It was cool. I was like hmm I need one of them LOL......

Oh well, I guess that is it for the day today. I guess,I need to start preparing for church tomorrow and get my clothes ready, and read up on my lessons for tomorrow. I like doing that on Saturday and Sunday nights, I read on the Ensign articles and what ever else new they have posted. It helps to keep the Sabbath longer in this house.
Hope everyone had a good Saturday and a really good upcoming week.. Pray for us to get Mike's inheritance this week. We could really use it to pay off our past debts. Ever since Mike got really ill two years ago, we have been behind. With his eyes, he can't drive tractor trailer any longer and the jobs are just not paying. So we barely live for the present. So with this inheritance, it will catch us up and pay our rent for the next six months. So pray they don't post pone it, yet another month.... Thanks.....

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

still rummaging through pics and things

I've been putting up alot of old pictures from my albums and stuff. I'm going through things and clearing out on others. I came across this one and laughed. My hubby has quite the sense of humor. Funny thing is that this pic is eight years old. Besides a bit of age and a few pounds on, off, back on again, he really hasn't changed a whole lot..Can't imagine. Me on the other hand from below you can see I've changed a heck of alot. Can't wait, Can't wait for that warm weather to come. Tomorrow is suppose to be in the sixties. I think I might go weed the flower bed and get ready for the new flowers coming up. Next month I'm going to be putting in more flowers. Oh I can't wait....
There really hasn't been a whole heck of alot going on. I've been getting a whole bunch of geneology from my dad. I started putting some up on my facebook page. I can't wait to get my own computer to be able to start loading all of it in. Then when I get so much done, I'll get a flash drive and load it all up. It would work doing the flash drive now, but hey if I did that, I'd take longer to get that computer. No, really I think I would be nuts if I waited forever to have a computer. I go a week or so and I'm stir crazy. So I really need to get on the stick and get it. I've been looking online for a reasonable laptop. I've looked at different sites for ones that are on sale. I'll start looking again as soon as my hubby's inheritance comes in. Right now it's just depressing to see good sales and no funds to purchase it:-( But soon enough, it will be here.
Everyone is starting to get over being sick around here. Thank Goodness! Kaylee, poor thing came down with another ear infection. Not sure though, if it's another or the old one just never went away. But dr had to increase Mg's of meds. and try again. Poor kid, she is so miserable when the motrin runs out...
Kyla is learning that if she throws a huge temper tantrum, someone will come running.. It's so funny, Just right out of the blue she starts screaming, yelling and what not... It's halarious! I tell Melissa though, that she is only eight months old. Can you imagine at one or two... She is in for serious serious trouble....LOL
Jw got his report card. Finally his grades are starting to come up and the teacher is excited that he is starting to show major improvements.. The Vyvanse is really working for him. He is applying himself and not distracted and really learning the work. I'm so impressed. His father took him out for ice cream tonight to celebrate.. How cool was that???
Oh well, that is about it around here. Nothing else new going on. So until another day... Everyone have a great day!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

talk about blast from the past

Talk about blast from the past.. I was just emailed these pictures from a really good friend of mine. It was titled, " remember these"? Can you imagine, I was a skinny minnie and not so bad looking if I do say so myself.. The one in the velvet dress was just before I was pregnant with Jw or at least just before I found out... I was at my neighbors house and both our hubbies were on duty. We were having a ladies nite and playing dress up. Now being a Mormon all my life, I could never wear anything like this.. So it was fun at least for one night. Just think even if I was allowed to wear it, I felt so naked anyway. Go figure.. When you grow up one way, it's tough to take that out of the system.. For everyone knows that I wasn't active all my life and from my teenage years up until after I had Jw, I was a "free spirit" and did alot of what I wanted to...
That runs me into the next picutre. That was before I got married and was about twenty two or so. This was taken on Country nite at the Enlisted club... I used to go there to two step and line dance every Thursday night.. It was so much fun.
Boy I was quite pretty back then.. LOL With all the weight that I have gained in the last ten years or so, you'd never know that someone like that hides in there some where... Hopefully if I can reach my goals, I can be just about as skinny as I was once then..
But until then, life goes on. We have been ill at the house again. I guess, it's enevitable when Mike comes home with the flu, Kaylee gets an ear infection, Melissa gets some sort of virus and so did Kyla. I started with stomach issues and sore throat and Jw has been throwing up and stomach issues also. Can't hide from it, when it's so strong... I can't wait till the warm weather comes and we all can get better and enjoy the outside world. This is incredible.
The crocuses are sprouting now as well as the daffidels. Valerie tells me that the flower beds are full of other flowers as the spring goes on. Can't wait. I'm going to add more around the yard. I want some lilies and astrids and tulips, especially Astrids and lilies are my favorites..... Can't wait. My yard is going to be full of blooms. Depending on how successful I am with it all (this is my first time doing it on my own) I'll take pictures and show everyone ok....
Well I'm off. Don't have as much energy these past few days...

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Isn't my handsome son growing so quickly.. I can't believe how quickly he is growing... It's amazing... Well, I promised that I would post it, so I had to. I figured if I scanned it and then uploaded it to the computer, it would work. Whala!!! After printing out a zillion pages of old stuff. The cancel print button wouldn't work at all. So it had to run it's course and also use up just about all of my ink. I finally was able to do what I wanted to do in the first place... Anyway, good thing I'm patient Or it would have been forever before I got this posted.
Hope you like it.. I just adore it!!! My son is so handsome.. He must take after his mom! LOL

Friday, March 28, 2008

Look how much my grandbabies have grown in such a short time.. This is their Easter picture.. As soon as I get Jw's pics downloaded into the computer, I'll post him also. He looks so grown up in his new pics too... It's amazing how time flies. He will be twelve the 19th of April. AMazing.. He will be entering the Priesthood and passing the sacrament. I can't believe it.... Where did all the time go?
The Primary President was telling me that she was working with the Bishop upon his entering the Priesthood. I chuckled and asked if she prepared the Young Men's President upon his entering? LOL I got told there we a few boys just like him, so he is already knowledgeable on how he is.... But he is so looking forward to it. Me I'm just looking forward to getting older... UGH! For you know that with him another year older, a month later I'll be another year older also....
That's ok. could be worse.. Always could be worse.... Anyway, Nothing really new going on around here. Amazingly enough, so much time has gone by and nothing really new has happened. I guess when you don't go anywhere and do anything, not much really happens... It's still pretty chilly. We have a few good days here and there. That's when I usually get stuck with babysitting or just too tired to do anything. LOL Just my luck.
We have another virus going around. So far after like a few days, Mike has been the only one that has the worst of it.. He has been congested, feverish, sleepy... You know he is really down, when he doesn't get up and eat and take care of things for himself... And that has been how it's been for three days.. I have to convince him to eat just to keep his blood sugar up. Today he went too long after taking his meds, and got up to use the bathroom and landed on his hiney... He was really shakey and what not. I got him some candy to bring it up quickly and then fed him and got him stablized. Then of course like a mom I reminded him that he can't go so long with out eating.... He rolls his eyes, shrugs and falls back to sleep.... LOL MEN!!!!
Oh well, until I get another chance to catch up again....

Monday, February 18, 2008

President's Day... A lazy day!!!!

Oh Mann! It's the begining of school vacation... Happy Happy Joy Joy... The only good news is that I don't have to find things for Jw to do this vacation. He is totally grounded during the whole thing... But I do have an easy button, I swear. Technically he is only allowed to come out of his room for meals and the bathroom. But I have been allowing him to visit here and there with us and during the week I have allowed the nurse, Kim, to do things with him also. They are going to bake and make lasagna. Not sure exactly what days they are doing what. But I had to give him something... I know I'm soft hearted... LOL I made a comment like, "even people on solitary confinment get an hour a day of sunshine." So why can't my kid get some sort of freedom.... So he has been spending alot of his days making forts out of his blankets and rearranging his room and what ever else he can find that I won't notice till after it's all done.....
Well, I went back to the gym on Saturday afternoon. I increased my time limit and speed on the treadmill and tore myself up. By Sunday morning I couldn't walk with out holding my bumm from the torture of taking each step... My upper arms are really sore due to the fact that I tried pushing up on the rails to lesson the pain on my shins... DUMB move! from my shoulder blades to my elbows are killing.. WE chose to ONLY do that Saturday. After we finished there we sat in the steam room for five mins. , then went in the jacuzzi for fifteen mins.. to relax it out a bit... Then I had to come home and get back to reality again...
The only good thing was that it was peacefully quiet when I got home. Mike and Jw were at the storage shed getting some things... And then they got hair cuts and hung out for a bit together. Melissa and the girls went to Maine for a weekend retreat for her friend's baby shower. So it was really quiet. After my shower I just relaxed, watched tv and fell asleep off and on till they came home at six thirty. We ordered dinner and I went back to bed for the night.
I didn't make it to church needless to say. I was not attempting to walk and be in heels for that period of time. For no one.... So I just lazed around the house and only walked when I apsolutely had to... Today I took another steamy hot shower and loosened up some more. Other then that, I've still done very little. Maybe tomorrow I'll be even better...
Melissa and the girls came home and I spent some time with Kyla and the nurse stayed with Kaylee, and Melissa slept the day away, making up for her lack of from the over night...Even though it was nice and quiet, you do tend to miss them also.... Go figure....
Anyway, that is what is new going on around here. Nothing really too much. I still have the computer for now. Valerie wasn't feeling too well this weekend either. She is breaking in some new medication. So who knows when she will actually make it here to take her computer back. Until then, I guess I will enjoy it while I can.... B/c I'll tell ya, I hate the library around here....

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Joys of watching both girls at once.....

Here is the picture of Kyla drinking out of her new sippy cup. Granted she plays with it alot, but she actually did get like a quarter of it out of the cup. It was cool... She found a new voice, besides growling, she now has a high pitch squeal as well if she gets loud enough, she actually hurts my ears... Not that that is hard to do. I have such sensitive eardrums. I got the pleasure of babysitting her yesterday, how fun... Melissa went with Mike to help clean out the rest of his parent's house. They finally got a buyer and he is wanted a quick sell. So hopefully if all goes well, the house will be closed and out of all of our hands with in the following two weeks.

Jw stayed home yesterday sick yet again. This has been the worst past month and then some. He has been sick off and on for awhile. According to the nurse at school and also to his dr's office they all said that all the kids have been getting sick like this off and on. GO figure... I'll be so glad when spring and the warm weather comes and all this will come to a stop.. Woo hoo!

The other joys of watching my grandbabies. After the day was said and done, Melissa and my sister in law went and got their nails done so I got an even better pleasure.. I got both girls at once. They are so attatched. It is so cool. Kyla loves being with her sister, she loves spending all the time she can with her. So we all try to take advantage of it as much as possible. This is the two of them laying on my bed, they both just woke up from a short nap.... Aren't they just so cute.....

Well, I better get off here. I have a busy day today. I need to get dinner out of the freezer and get showered and shaved. I have my Eurology appt. today for getting that scope done. I had to cancel last weeks appt. due to me being ill. SO I guess I can't put it off any longer. Need to find out what the problem is in there. Hopefully there is just nothing and all is well.....

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Well since it's been a few days I figured I would catch up and fill you in on what is going on around here lately. Life has been alot of bad news on right after another. Go figure. Nothing with the babies this time, thank heavens just life in general. Besides Jw got into trouble at school this week. I guess there has been a couple of boys that have been picking on him. Well, yesterday he had finally had enough and when one boy pushed him down, he got up and pushed him right back. That is when they got caught. He and the boy now have all recesses taken away for the whole next week and if they get caught one more time they will be suspended for three days. I have so many mixed emotions about this. All of Jw's life he has been intimidated over everything. If someone picked on him or even beat on him, he would just come running home and whine about it. His father, step mother and my husband (step dad) kept telling him to stand up for himself and not take it from anyone. Hit them back. Do what ever you can to stand up for yourself. If you get suspended then enjoy your three days out of school. I have the mixed emotions b/c I don't approve of fighting no matter what the situation. But I don't want to see my child be beat on all his life either. So how would you justify this? Especially when you have three other people telling him no matter what the outcome stand up for yourself and hit back or whatever.

Now being in a school that has a "NO TOUCH" poilicy, as is most of them no a days. He will get punished one way or another for his actions. SO how would you teach a child that fighting is wrong if he is only standing up for himself when someone else is beating, pusing or picking on you. I always told him that if it's words, let it go. But now they are laying their hands on him. Last month I had to take pictures of Jw's leg b/c he had three bruises on them from a kid kicking him. Jw did nothing in return. So they came back after him. Telling a teacher only gets him ridiculed and picked on. So I'm so lost as to what it should be.

More bad news has come around here. The guy that was to buy my inlaws house last minute back out on his agreement and decided that if he was to actually buy the place that he wanted to pay a conisderable cheaper amount then what he last quoted to us. So of course b/c his initial bid was forty thousand cheaper then the actual appraisel, everyone turned him down. So now the house is back on the market and waiting for new prospective buyers. Now as most people know, this is not a good time to sell your home. There are so many homes to choose from that one that needs so much work and what not, why put the money into it? We surely chose against it. Most others will too. But now we have gone from our quarter of the money coming at the end of the year, to the second week of Jan. TO end of Jan. To now, let's wait and see. Puts us more and more into debt. Fun, Fun!

The cool part of life though, is, My sleeping habits have changed once again... Now I'm in bed by eight PM and I wake between four AM and six AM. It makes it nice to be awake before everyone else in the house and be able to see the sun come up and enjoy my quiet time alone before the world wakes up around here. Even cooler, at six Am I can turn off Kaylee's feeding machine and somewhere between six thirty and seven Kaylee wakes up wanting to face her day. Now seeing as Monday through Friday the nurse doesn't show up until eight o'clock. We get to chill together and hang out... That is alot of fun. So I get her up, flush her tube from feeding all night, change her diaper and bring her out to my bed and we hang out until it's time for the nurse to come. We watch tv and chat and just lay there. Sometimes she falls asleep with me and sometimes she will just sit and stare at me while I talk to her. It's cool.

She has been doing awesome. For someone who isn't suppose to do anything. She is doing ALOT. On her belly time lately, she has been holding herself up and looking around the room. On Tuesday this past week she even did push ups on her hands. It was so cool. So like we said, you don't always listen whole heartedly to the Dr's about what a child can and cannot do. B/c sometimes they may surprise you. And Kaylee has surprised all of us. She seems so alert. Sometimes she even tries to talk to us. Yesterday while the nurse put her on belly time she was staring at her fuzzy blanket.. So I went in and got her a couple of her soft books. They have bright colors and shapes on them. One wiggles when you pull the tail of the doggy and the other tweets when you push on a birds belly. She was staring at them and then started talking to them. It was soooo cool. We are going to get her a mirror so she can start looking at herself. When Early Intervention comes in, sometimes they put a mirror in front of her and she loves it.

So now Melissa knows. She will definantly not give up hope and keep working with her and prove all those dr's wrong.....
Above is the picture of Kaylee and I chilling after she finished her eight o'clock bottle. Being Saturday, I got to have the joy of feeding her. Mom got up to do it all. I had her do her meds. and I fed her. After she finished eating she relaxed enough and fell asleep on my arm. It was so cute.
Kyla on the other hand started using a sippy cup. Wic told Melissa that she was big enough to start using it. Also, that she was big enough to start eating bitter biscuts and little finger snacks. So she went and bought her a cup with handles baby cheese curls and swayback (those toasty bitter things) She loved that swayback or what ever it's called. She had it everywhere. It was all over her face, down her shirt, inside her shirt. It was halarious. She also put some formula in her cuppy and she actually drank out of it. She played and chewed on it alot. But for the first time using it, I was shocked that she actually drank some. Considering they are going to be seven months this month on the 23rd. I think she has done really well, quickly... Don't you? When Melissa puts the pics online, I'll steal one of her with her cuppy and put it up. It's soooo cute....
Anyway, I know that I've written a whole lot today. So I will stop now. I guess I have to save some for the next few days.. RIGHT???? Hope everyone has a good weekend!
OH AND BY THE WAY........ GO PATS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, January 25, 2008

A learning expirience

Today was quite the day. It has been quite the lazy day today. I got up this morning by six forty five to help Kaylee. She was crying so hard this morning. So I waited to see if she was going to stop on her own or what. After about ten mins. I decided to go in and check on her. I don't mind doing mornings for her because I have to wake up anyway for Jw and school. So I usually always go in on her in the mornings and give her her binky and also her Chloe doll. She then usually snuggles up with that and goes back to sleep until the nurse comes at eight o'clock. But this morning she was all slept out and she wanted to get out of the bed, no matter what anyone said. Luckily her feeding machine started beeping and I could turn it off and flush her G-line and be able to take her out. I took her into my bed with me and we watched tv till Jw woke and she finally fell back to sleep, till the nurse came.
After Jw went to school, I hung out and chated with the nurse until around ten thirty or so and I decided I needed a couple hour nap. Ha! I ended up sleeping till Jw got home from school at three fifteen. Then I hung out watching Tv until around six and then Jw volunteered to make supper. So of course when he volunteers we let him do it. It's such a great way for him to learn new things and prepare himself for the future. We agreed that he would make pasta and sauce tonight. After he was finished I went in and helped him drain the water and he put the sauce in and Melissa, Jw and I went to the table and ate.
While we were eating Melissa started talking to me. All the while Kaylee was crying and crying and crying again. Knowing that there was really nothing that she was crying about, she had a clean diaper, just ate and burped. She just wanted to express her feelings and boy did she. Anyway, Melissa was telling me about last night and how she was feeling betrayed and why all the good people only get children like this. At first I was taken aback and was like, well think about it this way... Would you want a "horrible mean" person or "bad" person to raise a child like this? And she thought and was like, no Iguess alot more children would be in the system then there is now. And boy do we know from expirience there are a heck of alot, including special needs children. I told her that she has to look at this as a blessing. That God chose her to care for this special "perfect" child. At first she couldn't comprehend the idea of perfect. Until I told her on what I was taught and fully believe how we are sent on the Earth to gain a body and to expirience and learn the things we need before we can go back and live with HIM. She actually started thinking of it and was like... hmm this is a learning expirience for me? Is this teaching me b/c I don't have patience that I need to learn it. I'm like very well could be.
I then told her that possibly that God made Kaylee a special spirit that didn't need to learn anything in life and that all she needed was be able to come to Earth and get her body and when he is ready she may go back and live with him with the fullfillment that was required of her. But you have to live on the positive side of life and be thankful that you were chosen. I also told her to keep a positive attitude in life and you may find more miracles then you would ever think of. This is how people beat Cancer. How mothers that were told they could never have children , etc. etc etc. They kept positive in every negative situation and they were blessed in one way to another. It's the way of life. It's the way we were suppose to live. I kept telling her that if we live in the negative, that only negative things will happen in her life. But if we live in the positive that all positive things will happen in life. And some of our set backs can have a positive twist on them if we let it.
Lastly, I told her that look at it this way. WE were told that kaylee was more then likely going to be blind, deaf and not be able to use her voice. Well, guess what, she can see and hear and she uses her sounds pretty well. So who's to say that she was told she couldn't ever sit or walk. Positivity will be the blessing in our lives.....
SO yes, I was able to bear a testimony to my daughter like I never thought I would ever be able to. To try and fill her heart with the knowledge that I was given in my life of my Heavenly Father and the things that He is capable of... That was a blessing in and of itself. B/c I thought I would never be able to do that. Anything religious is very touchy in our house. Even with Michael. If it's not Jw and talking about things. It's just me and my Father in Heaven or my friends from church. What a blessing it is in my life to have this knowledge and be able to share it......

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Kaylee came home... Bad News....

These are pictures of Kaylee in the hospital. She had two different tests done. The one with the cap on is from the EEG and the one wrapped in the blankets is from the CAT Scan.. Poor booger...

The sad story of this is that the results from the testing proves that she has severe brain damage. There was changes from these tests compared to the tests that she had back in OCT. when all this started. Her brain is shrinking. It is too small for her age. That is the severity of the damage that was done from the seizures that she had. Good news is that she doesn't have seizures any longer. They also told Melissa that she will more then likely never be able to walk nor sit up on her own. Her hands are in a fist all the time. This will not change b/c it is due to the damaged part of the brain as well as the Physical Therapy will not loosen her arms up either. They are going to start giving her a certain shot to do it medicinally. In one way it's the saddest thing you could ever imagine. But as I sat tonight and rocked her in my rocking chair, I looked into her beautiful eyes and started to cry and it came to me: " You are a perfect daughter of our Heavenly Father. You are so perfect that you did not need to come to earth and learn and grow. You just needed to come to Earth to be able to gain a body and be able to return to our Heavenly Father when the time is right. How special are we that we are blessed to have you in our lives and to be able to love you and take care of you." But then the sad part of the brain came back and thought wow how horrible for this to happen to her and to Melissa. I feel so badly.

They are thinking also that possibly the crying that she does all the time is due to acid reflux and some of it is part of the brain damage also. They did order Zantac for the reflux. So that will help..

Anyway I'm going to pull up the photos that I took of her when she first came home. I finally got her with her binky out of her mouth. So that's the other two that are up there in her pink stripped pj's. I caught her in mid sentence (as they say) she was just getting ready to speak. Granted she doesn't say words, she just makes noises. But to her it's like holding a conversation.
You should have seen Kyla. I stood her up next to her in the chair, holding her up so she could see her sister that she missed so much. She kept grabbing her hand and jattering away.. She touched her hand, arm, and then touched her cheek. It was sooo sweet. I would of grabbed a picture of that too. But, I can't hold on to her and hold the phone at the same time... BUt it was priceless. You so can tell that Kyla Bugg loves her sissy so very much.
Well, it's now almost eleven thirty and I finally have the opportunity to sleep through the night. Finally! I haven't done that in almost a week. In the last three to four days (its been so long that I forgot) I have only had like four to five hours sleep. I think the Vemma has alot to do with my energy to keep me going through. All those little cat naps.. B/c Kyla only cat naps through out the day.. Imagine that... So I'm going to get off here and attempt to get to sleep. I have a busy day tomorrow. I have that Eurologist appt. at 11. And I have to make sure Jw is up and out the door for his bus by seven forty five.
Hope you have a great day... Enjoy!!!!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

kaylee in the hospital

Like I said in yesterday's post Kaylee is back in the hospital. They decided to keep her overnight last night and do more testing today to see what is wrong with her. She just kept crying and crying. All her labs came out normal and her Xray of her belly and her EEG were all good. They did find alot of Gasy air in her belly but they are not sure if it was due to the problem or due to all the crying and screaming that she did. So that is a wait and see. So far today no more gas. They are going to keep her in tonight again and tomorrow morning they are going to do a CAT scan on her to rule out if she has any bleeding on the brain. If all is boiled down and ruled out, it may just very well be a with drawl from the Phenobarbital that she takes.. She has gained so much weight (16 that her intake of the med. is not enough and it's such a strong drug that you have with drawls from it... Scary huh... Poor thing...
The Picture on the left is one of her talking to her mommy like four days before hand. She had been in such a good mood.Then her mood changed just like that. If her appearance have anything to do with it, she will be fine. Doesn't she look well rested. Tee hee, Melissa said that all she has done today is sleep in between all the testing. She was making up for lost time. But hopefully she will come home soon. WE sure do miss her.
Even kyla is missing her sister. She wasn't in the best of moods this morning. She woke around six thirty and wouldn't go back to sleep until like nine thirty. Then she only slept for about fifteen mins. Stayed awake up through till like one thirty, finally fell asleep till two thirty. I must of fell asleep so heavy in that time, that I missed two phone calls and I never miss them when I sleep. I know I was tired. I was back to that point of awake all night long again. It seems like I sleep for awhile, then I'm awake four the next twenty to thirty hours. GO figure. Hopefully tonight, I'll sleep better due to the fact I only got an hour and half sleep total.
My cold has hit the chest now.. I hack so badly that Jw actually told me that I sounded "like grandma" when she coughed. Boy that can't be a good sign. That poor woman had Bronchitis all the time. I guess it's time to go and see the Dr. to make sure it's not that... So much fun. I have an Eurology appt. On Thursday to see why I still have blood in my urine. all the testing so far hasn't linked anything. SO now the Dr wants me to get a scope done to rule anything out that needs be. Geez! Does this mean I'm getting old fast??? We'll have to see what he says...
Jw has been placed on new meds. Hopefully that will help him in school and focus and stay organized better. It's a brand new med called Vyvanse. It's actually a break off of Adderall XR.. His dr told me that b/c he was on such a high dose of Concerta, that she had to do something different. Has anyone ever heard of this?
So let's try this one. Poor kid, he was on a high school kids dose.. And it wasn't working.... So we pray this will work. We have to fight the insurance company to cover it b/c it's new. But we've played these games before with him. So it shouldn't be that hard. But he even seems to like it.. It's suppose to take ten days to get into the system. He came home bragging on how he felt.. I'm like ok if it helps we are happy.. Especially the teachers.. In about a week I'll find out from them how all is going. I'll inform everyone then.
Hopefully all is well where you are at.

Monday, January 21, 2008

baby sitting, errands today

I'm babysitting baby Kyla right now. Melissa had to bring Kaylee to the emergancy room. They are not sure what is wrong with her. She has been crying non-stop for almost three days. Now she cries off and on through out everyday. But today was different. Even with the nurse here she just wouldn't stop. It wasn't the "I want to be held 24/7", today it was something is wrong and no one is helping it. Then she started screaming and after so long of non-stop screaming. It was time to do something.. So the nurse and Melissa went to Hasbro and see what the problem is. So far they are not sure what it is.. They are going to do blood work and take x-rays and see, and if nothing comes up with that, then they will keep her over night for observation. Because the poor little thing won't even eat. And when she doesn't eat, it lowers her blood sugar and strikes the Glycogen disease levels in her liver and it can get bad enough that the seizures will start back up and it could kill her. So they have to take all the precautions they can to keep her from that.
Anyway, so I have Kyla and I got to feed her for the first time. Normally that is a mommy job.. LOL Now I see why. I should of taken pictures of that too. It was laughs. She eats half and spits the other half, just for fun! She had it all over her mouth, chin, nose, bib, everywhere. It was soo funny. she had to be washed from the neck up to clean her up when she was finished. Then I took her in and got her ready for bed and laid her on my bed. We get to have slumber parties when Mommy isn't at home LOL.. Kyla gets to sleep with Grammy tonight! And as you can see, Kyla gets ready to fall asleep by pulling up her blankey to her face, I looked at her, she smiles and then pulls it up the rest of the way and fades off to sleep. BUT, if you don't give her the blankey and allow her to do this, she will scream until you do. So what can you do but allow it. After she gets totally out, I sneak up and move it away from her nose and mouth, so I feel comfortable enough to leave her that way... Unlike Mommy, I'm a nervous Nelly when it comes to that.....
Anyway, I did manage to Make Myself get out today and do some errands and pay some bills. So I made about four stops today around town and got everything done that I needed to do. Now I feel better until next month. Not bad huh... It actually feels good to be able to pay bills.. There had been such a long time that we had the church paying our bills for us. WE are so thankful to the church for that. But it still feels great to be able to do it yourself. The even better part will be when Mike gets his parent's inheritance and we can pay off all of our past debts and be completely debt free. Not just our present bills. That will be like having the world lifted off our shoulders. It's sad to have his parent's pass away to be able to do this. We miss them terribly. I would definantly trade debt for them anyday...
But the good news will be once that our debt is cleared and everything is back to where they were before poor Mike got so ill and hospitalized, we will be able to buy our neat little home. And for the price that Mike's sister is selling it to him for. We can be able to put an addition on it and put another master bedroom upstairs with a bath. We are also hopeing to extend the width of the kitchen out a bit and add on a full dining room to boot. But if we only get the bed and bath upstairs, I won't complain.. I'm just grateful that we will be able to do it. We have moved so much in the past six years, that I'm ready to settle down and have a place we can call OURS....
Well, the weather is still really really cold. The virus has finally left the house. But now I'm strickened with heavy chest congestion and cough constantly. Sometimes I cough so much that I feel like i'm coughing up my whole chest cavity. It's insane! But between the Niqual at night and the musinex during the day time. I'm sure it could be alot worse.... BUt I sure can't wait till Spring is here and I can get out side and enjoy the scenary of the beach, that is just down the street and hopefully conquer the fibro. problems and sleep correctly so I can get myself back to church and enjoy the sisters again. That's the hardest downfall with fibro and winters with me. I miss soooo much......
Oh well, I hope with your winters that life is a bit easier for you all. I'll tell ya, I don't wish this on anyone......

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Here is a picture of Jw with Kyla.. Don't they look so adorable?

Snow Snow and more Snow....

Well we are due for more snow... Oh JOY! You know living in RI we are not the type to looking forward to all this snow.. We are suppose to get it once or twice and then have it done with for the year... LOL Not this year... I meant to get pics of the snow the last storm we had but by the time I got up and went, it was already shoveled and all in piles from Jw playing in it during the day... I guess that is what the day of fun and no school is all about..

But anyway, Tomorrow is another day and I have to be up and dressed pretty early. I have to take Jw to the dr's tomorrow. We have been ill in this house now for two and half weeks. There has been such a virus floating around that off and on we all have been sick... But talking to a receptionist at the Eurologist office (where I need to go) she said that her house has had it going around for two and half months... I'm like OH JOY!

The only good news, is that Melissa and the babies haven't caught it.. How is that amazing? I'll never know..

Anway, there really hasn't been anything going on around here for me. I've spent more time in the bed lately then out of the bed. Being with the virus and just the night before last, I had one of my really bad migranes. I haven't had one of those is eons. It was so bad I was sick with it. So the day before I slept the day away making up for lack of sleep. Then of course I wasn't tired the entire night and day yesterday. But I started getting tired around two Pm and I had to pick Jw up from school. So I was determined to stay awake until at least Jw went to bed. LOL not likely. I passed out somewhere around seven thirty.. Funny though, you would think with going to bed so early that I would have woke up this morning and been ready to face my day.. NOPE! After Mike took Jw to school, I rolled over and slept till twelve forty five.... That's seventeen or so hours... How bad is that. I woke hacking my brains out with congestion in my chest... SO much fun... I just hope that it doesn't take two and half months to get what ever it is in my house out. So that we are not sick any longer......

Oh here is a picture of my granddaughter Kyla helping grammy type to my Sister in Law Valerie.. That is her most favorite Auntie.... LOL

Sunday, January 13, 2008


Well today being Sunday is my lazy day. I tend to hybernate in the house and watch tv all day long. Not a very good Sabath but I can't go anywhere being ill and so I just snuggle in my bed and watch tv. How fun.
We are looking toward having some winter storms. It is to be expected that we will get anywhere from six to ten inches. For us it's enough to cancel schools around here. And I imagine that they will do so. The last snow storm we got they dismissed everything school, work and whatever else all at the same time. It left life a bit congested. There were people who got out of work and school at one PM and still were on the roads and highways at nine PM. So I'm wondering what they are going to do for tomorrow. Guess I'll have to turn the tv on tomorrow and find out.
Other then that, I guess is that I got tagged today by my Sister in Law.. So I'm going to answer my Five things Tagger.. (I guess that is what you call it)

5 things on my to do list
1) hang my pictures on the walls
2) clean and organize the front porch
3) organize my closets
4) get another car
5) pay bills

5 of my favorite snacks
1) ice cream, ice cream ice cream
2) chocolate, chocolate chocolate
3) chocolate chip cookies
4) mixed fruit (fresh not anything else)
5) cashew nuts
(did you think they were all going to be unhealthy :P)

5 things I would do if I were a billionare
1) pay off college funds for my son, and grandchildren
2) buy my daughter a house to care for her family
3) donate money to all sorts of charities
4) donate money to missionary fund and church funds
5) build my buisness to the sky

5 places I lived
1) Rhode Island
2) Pennsylvania
3) Virginia
4) Florida

5 jobs I held
1) School Bus driver
2) Private duty nurse
3) nursing asst.
4) hostess/waitress at Ho Jo's
5) Chamber maid

Ok the person I tag is kim Bennett. After your done you can tag someone and keep it going. Let's see how many people we actually can get... Have FUN!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

update on

I had to delete out vemmagal blog page. For some reason everytime I posted it wouldn't come out on the page at all. I don't know what was the problem. So I just deleted it. But there is no reason why I just can't keep you up dated here with what cool things are happening at Vemma. Vemma has come out with a brand new HEALTHY energy drink. Have you ever seen them on the store shelves. The drink is called VERVE. It is really cool and people have just raved about the taste and how well it works. So don't take my word for it take theirs...
Check it out. Check out the comparisons to other energy drinks.. You won't find anywhere, an energy drink that has not only caffeine (which in small amounts is good for you) and B vitamins, but it also has ovac antioxidant power per can of 534/4428. It has mangosteen juice, plus the Xanthone pericap, organic green tea, organic aloe and comprehensive plant source mineral blends.
You won't find that in things like Red Bull or Root Blast or even Monster Energy drinks...
So check it out, check out the comparison chart check out my website . Explore around the site, let Bk take ya for a walk about.. Then click on the site to the VERVE and see what I have been talking about..
Oh by the Way ladies or diabetics, VERVE comes in sugar free also.. so you can be guilt free as well.
Anyway, Let me know what you think. The stuff is so cool. I couldn't just keep all this to myself. I really believe this is sooo much better then the Vemma. And we at out house just LOVE Vemma.. It has helped Mike get off insulin and Dr's think that it helped heal from the MRSA to, Melissa took it for a pre-natalvitamins b/c the pre-nats. that the dr. gave her made her sick. They really believe that Vemma was what kept the girls in as long as they were. That was what a Dr said.. I take it for my fibro and chronic fatigue. Boy what a blessing.. I'm going to be putting Jw on it next month in help for his MSUD and work with his ADHD...
I don't know about you, but when you have such a picky child that hates vitamins but begs for his Vemma. You know you found something great! He can't eat meats and anything high in protein and amino acids. So what better way to give him what those foods do, with out poisoning him with the toxins that those products give him.
There is so many other great things that Vemma can help.. They don't prove to cure. But that's ok, if it helps and makes me pain free of arthritis and fibro pain. I'll take it...
Sorry don't mean to dwell on it. But I have to at least let you know how I feel about it. In this house it's a blessing beyond disquise.
Anyway, I'll quite here. I don't want to bore you. I can write forever on this one if you let me.. But check it out one day when your bored. See what you think..... it's just a click and some reading and if you don't want to read, just click on BK (the CEO of Vemma) and let him do all the work for you... Enjoy!

Just wanted to show update on my vemma blog..

The link to that one is
It's got new info. on the Verve... check it out.. Go to my websites.... Let me know what you think....

Friday, January 11, 2008

my van 1997 Plymouth Voyager

Jan. 11th My house

Today was a raining day. Some parts of the day was thundering with very heavy rains.. Other's it was just damp and gray... I took pictures of the house today so you can see it.. You will see how grey it really was... Also is a picture of my van that I've had now for almost three years.. Imagine that, me with a vehicle longer then six months. But if I'm lucky I'll get a new/used car with in the next month or so. My poor car has been through the wringer and back. Since I've had it, I have put on it fifty three thousand miles and Mike has helped beat it up... Not all his fault either. But yes, I'm ready for it. Anyway, here are my new pictures so you can see. Oh and also, I snuck in a picture of Mike's boat, too. shhh don't tell him...

Thursday, January 10, 2008

January is quickly fading.

January is almost half way done. Can you believe it? I surely can't. We all have had the virus that has been floating around the area. I'm sure Jw brought it home from school. We had been lucky to not pass it further then Jw, Mike and I. But unfortunantly that was last week. This week we passed it along to the nurse that takes care of Kaylee. Which means we have to be very careful now not to pass it to Melissa and the girls...
Today I cleaned and bleached everything I possibly could. I'll mop the floors come later tonight when everyone goes to sleep. It's easier that way, no one to need to use the bathroom or want to get a drink... But I figured I had to do everything I possibly could to get this virus out of the house. After a week and a half, it's time to go bye bye. Don't you think.
So needless to say we haven't done alot to really speak of.. So there really isn't much to write about. But I wanted to at least update what was new around here. Hope you have had alot better of the past couple of weeks then we have....