PICKIE98   273,651
100,000 or more SparkPoints
PICKIE98's Recent Blog Entries

Only 7 1/2 months to go!

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Last night I reserved our cabins for vacation next August!! Most people do it a few months beforehand, but the resort in the Upper Peninsula only has 12 cabins and this one is the largest one for the price. They will call me next spring to re-confirm I still want it and I am getting excited to go already! The other cabin we are staying in for only two nights, is only about a three hour drive form here, but I reserved it also, to assure I get them back-to-back. We will drive to the U.P first, then when we leave there, we will drive back down over the Mackinac Bridge to Indian River,MI.. about a half hour from the bridge,,
when we leave there, we only have a three hour drive home.. DD gets carsick, so this is the best way for her to enjoy it.
In my mind I am already there, unpacking he car and jumping in Lake Superior for a quick swim!!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SHARON10002 1/19/2012 4:34PM

    So excited for you! I know you had a great time last summer.

Report Inappropriate Comment
OCTOBER2842 1/1/2012 9:33PM

    Always need something to look forward too

Report Inappropriate Comment
DEBBIEANNE1124 12/31/2011 11:40PM

    A swim at this time doesn't sound so good but then in August yes it will sound just lovely.
I bet you are getting excited.

Report Inappropriate Comment

    That's great that you have something to look forward to already! I can count the number of times I've been in the U.P. on two hands. I would really like to take a tour of it one of these vacations and get to know my state a little better.

Report Inappropriate Comment


Friday, December 30, 2011

Nothing special today, glad I tore around town all day yesterday, still in a glow about having a door handle on my car,, cannot shake the fact that I still take some things for granted..
I should have added the workout of getting in and out of my car, as a cardio/strength/hot yoga/pilates/step aerobics all rolled into one. Anybody that lives north of Kentucky can appreciate the fact that I also was dragging my thick winter ski jacket, boots, sweatshirt, scarf and gloves around the interior of my car. If not for the leather to slide me all around, I would have had to SLEEP IN the car..

Hoping to relax and disassemble Christmas tree for last time and pack it for garage sale next year..

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

OCTOBER2842 12/30/2011 8:31PM

    Hope you and DD have a Happy New Year, thinking of you both emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
DEBBIEANNE1124 12/30/2011 12:33PM

    Yes I atgree you should have tracked those huffin and puffin minutes in the fitness Tracker and I should ahve tracked the minutes I spent laughing about that.
It's friday and a holiday weekend. Do you get the holiday off or work?

Report Inappropriate Comment

NEVER take door handles for granted!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

If you read last nights blog you will see that I had no handle on my driver's side car door since Tuesday evening! Now, it may seem like a simple, small thing, BUT think about what it entails to enter a vehicle(not a clown car! emoticon.
For the past two days and nights I have had to enter my car in the garage via passenger door, which is a tight fit next to the lawn tractor and workbench. After wrestling the door open, then I have to place my purse, work lunch bag on the dashboard, put the drivers seat back as far as it will go, then flip the back of it down and back as far is IT will go, then flip the console up in the air. Onward to me dragging my big 'ol butt across the seats, console and under the steering wheel. Trying to fit one big foot under the dash, steering wheel and my chin, I maneuver one leg under the steering wheel. Now I must pull the right leg and foot across the passenger seat until I can cram them as the left side did.. All of this in the dark in the garage, 4:30am, huffing and puffing and knowing my father is watching me from heaven, laughing his German head off...
It would be very easy if I was Olga Korbut, without osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia and about a German Shepherd's body weight glued to mine.

I went to Mike, my car-guy out in the boonies here, and he picked up a new handle,, it is 90% plastic,, for the low, low discount price of $73.19!! It is so cheap and lightweight that he actually made the parts guy open the box because he thought it was empty!! Eventually they did tear off my door panel, install the handle, and tossed on a couple new wiper blades while they were at it.. Apparently, I am the picture of Superwoman strength with my arthritis and carpal tunnel hand that can barely grip the ignition key,, I must have yanked on it too hard to break it!! Parts guy said that.. cannot grip a cotton ball to remove nail polish, but I have this gift of anti-Krypton strength to tear a handle off a Buick!!!
So, next time you are packing that forkful of spinach in your kisser, keep in mind that you may be creating a monster that can disassemble a full sized sedan with your very hand!!!!!

DD and I did go bargain hunting this afternoon, got two Christmas gifts AND I found my little Christmas tree for next year to put on my end table!! Half price and with lights!! Found bargains for both of us and used up free gift cards I got online!! A great day off, but that darned handle was my greatest gift so far!!!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:


    I can really identify with your Herculean efforts to crawl into your car from the passenger side. Years ago, when I was much younger and thinner, I had a car with moisture inside the door panels. On cold days, the door mechanism would freeze up, and the doors wouldn't open.

On freezing days, I would have to open the tailgate, climb through, over the back seat, squeeze between the front seats into the driver's side. By the time I got to work, the car would be warm enough that the doors would open.

The neighbors would gather on the other side of the street to watch me get into my car and drive away, but none of them had the courage to ask why I was doing that. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
SHARON10002 1/1/2012 2:27AM

    OMG Linda! This is too funny! I could picture every step by step movement as you described it and my tummy hurts from laughing! Thanks for those endorphins!!!!!
Let's see if the plastic one made in China is more durable than the original. . .

Report Inappropriate Comment
JOYSGARDEN 12/31/2011 4:22PM


Report Inappropriate Comment
TABBYARTS 12/31/2011 10:43AM


Have a safe New's Eve and be careful of WHAT YOU TOUCH!

Report Inappropriate Comment
HADYDADUBR 12/31/2011 9:42AM

    Who needs to watch soaps when your life is a soap opera.
Thanks for sending me yesterday's episode. LOL

Report Inappropriate Comment
DEBBIEANNE1124 12/29/2011 7:54PM

    I really needed that alugh. Too funny trying to visualize all that.

The day you wrote about taking dD to the hospital and the pharmacy and then you broke off the car door ahndle i was laughing so ahrd. Not that DD was sick or in the hospital but you and your strength pulling off that handle i thought OMG this should be in the movies. Get that on tape you getting in and out of the car like that and send it off to america's funniest home bloopers. ha! I haven't laughed so ahrd since I talked to you on the phone

Report Inappropriate Comment


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Yesterday afternoon I took DD to the E.R. Fearing she had cellulitus or gangrene in her leg, I took her. IT turned out to be one of those major life moments,,six hours there and finally after my bedtime, we made it home. They had so many people in there, they had to open a floor in the hospital that was closeD!!! Had to drop off three Rx's at the drug store on the way home, came out to car, pulled on door handle and it broke off!! Now I have to climb over the passenger seat to get into my car! DD is using wheelchair and crutches to get around,, but after super-starter injections they gave her and starting doses of the new meds, she is feeling somewhat better... We ran around filling out paperwork today after I left work.
Made appointment with carfix-guy for early tomorrow morning.

First time in about twenty years I have not been able to go after- Christmas shopping.

Ex-niece Terry is supposed to be here in a couple hours to pick up my great-niece and nephews gifts,,, neither are home at the time, she is recovering from gall bladder surgery, great niece is in Oklahoma, nephew is still at his dad's in southern part of the state..

It is bitter cold here, ice covering the roads, so not much traveling for us....

I am still thankful I am not a LOT of the people I saw in that hospital last night!! We are blessed...

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

KILLERANGEL47 12/29/2011 9:01PM

    Tha'ts aweful! I hope she gets better soon! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
DEBBIEANNE1124 12/28/2011 5:10PM

    Yes youa re blessed!

I hope your DD starts to feeling better really soon. that's really too bad.

I'm sending prayers up.

Stay warm and safe.

Report Inappropriate Comment
VENISEW1 12/28/2011 4:03PM

    Hope your dd is better. Sorry to hear about your car. Keep warm emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment

snow is here!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

DD has health challenges so we are sticking close to home,, may take her to E.R.. never a dull moment!!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

DEBBIEANNE1124 12/27/2011 3:17PM

    What's going on? I'm just now catching up with your blogs. My eyes are bothering me getting worst. Send me a mail.

Report Inappropriate Comment
SHEILA-45 12/27/2011 1:28PM

    There's lots of ways to make staying close to home enjoyable. Hope you have fun! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment

First Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 Last Page