Saturday, January 03, 2009
It has been a big relief to be able to get out and about without getting stuck in snow. This past week, I did a fair amount of it too. Managed to get to the doctor and discovered my fits of coughing are caused by bronchitis. It is beginning to improve by now. (One blessing about the coughing fits is that they caused me to drink LOTS more water!)
I can tell my son in N. Carolina was getting antsy also. His car wasn't working for a few days because of a dead battery and what he found out was a fuse that needed to be replaced. Now he can get out and about also. He has called me pretty frequently during his school break, but I suspect that will be considerably less soon when his classes start up again.
Last night it snowed gently. It was nice to look out and see just a tiny layer of snow. Enough to be pretty, but not so much it would prevent me from getting out tomorrow for church!!!
Saturday, December 27, 2008
For a bunch of days preceding Christmas, it has been snowing in my area -- enough that I haven't been able to drive anywhere! A couple of people with four-wheel drive did manage to get semi-close -- one to deliver some holiday food and the other to deliver my medicine that I wasn't able to pick up. Even they had problems getting back up the road!!!
I was thinking that I would spend Christmas at home with Jesus and my critters. However the night before my son and his wife (who isn't mad at me -- see previous blog) informed me that they would come and get me to take me to the family celebration. They have a front wheel drive. They did come down the road as far as my driveway, but didn't drive into the driveway. I walked out to their car. Then we backed up the road, sometimes fishtailing, so my son would have to go forward and try again. Finally at the top of the hill, he couldn't make it any further, so pulled forward, put on his chains, and then we finally made it!
At my daughter's house, we did have a good time. The "little people" were very excited about their presents. My ex was there with his girlfriend. She looked a little nervous, but was mostly quiet, until some of us asked about her job and her children. Then she relaxed and became more animated. My second daughter and I had bought her presents also, so she wouldn't feel left out.
Later when my son, his wife, his child and I left, he drove me as far as the top of the hill, then walked me down to my house (about 300 feet or so). I am so glad we made it and that things were enjoyable.
Today, a couple of my daughters mentioned to me that their Dad's girlfriend reminds them of me when I was somewhat younger!!! Very amusing, but it seems to be true!
Saturday, December 13, 2008
The first item of progress is that I turned 64 yesterday.
The second item of progress is that my youngest son who recently got out of the Army has a part time temporary job lined up as an auto technician at the Sears near his home. He says he thinks he will get some other part-time work doing some government contract work also. He should be taking his qualifying test for police work soon, which is what he is really hoping for!!!
Saturday, December 06, 2008
The morning of exactly thirty-one years ago, I was veeeeerrrrrryyyyyy pregnant. I was about two weeks overdue and really ready to have my baby. That was back when pregnant ladies didn't know what they were having until the baby was born, so I didn't know whether I was to meet another adorable little boy, or my first daughter.
I woke up and thought I'm still pregnant. I went to that certain little room and wooosh, my water broke!!! Right away the labor started. I woke my husband and told him the baby was coming. I asked if he could go over to the neighbor right after he got dressed and ask her if she could babysit our two boys, Jason ( 4 and 3/4 years) and Richard (2 and 1/4). Thankfully, she said yes.
It took us about 10 minutes to get to the hospital and when I was checked in and examined, the nurse looked alarmed and said the baby was ready to deliver!!! About a 15 minute labor!!!
She said wait, the doctor hasn't arrived yet. He arrived shortly after that, and said I could start pushing. I guess with the news that I had a 15 minute labor, he was expecting the baby to pop right out. Noooooo, another 45 minutes later she was born -- sunny side up!!! The doctor told me I did things backwards -- the labor was supposed to take longer than the delivery!!!
In a little while I am expecting to see my daughter to give her the birthday presents I bought her -- though she is only admitting to 27 of those years!!! I will also be seeing her daughter, who is 5 3/4 and her tiny little son 2 1/2 months.
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