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Saturday, December 25, 2010

'Tis the Season to be Jolly, tra-la-la-la-la-la ...... this is probably the holiday that passes the most love to one another and that's as it should be. Today our Savior was born, there is lots to be thankful for and it's a good time to spread love and cheer.

When my "soon-to-be-hubby" saw all the packages I was putting under the Christmas tree for him -- he said he felt he should rush right out and buy me some more stuff. But what? He was scared, like most men are, that it would be the wrong size, the wrong color, the wrong style -- or simply the wrong gift. So I made a deal with him. I said we'd go to one of the stores that were not "too" terribly busy, I'd try on several different outfits, show them to him as I modeled them, then the ones that "I" considered a "nice" fit -- I'd hand to him. He could buy any or all of them, and I would still be suitably surprised -- 'cause I wouldn't know which ones he would decide on. Well, it sounded good to him too, so that's exactly what we did. I see LOTS of nicely wrapped packages under the tree so I'm not sure just how lucky I got, but one thing I do know: they will all fit, they'll be the right color, and just my style!

And while we're spreading around some of that Christmas Love, we went to the neighbors across the street with two homemade pies (apple and pumpkin) plus gifts. They in turn fed us sandwiches and drink, we enjoyed the desserts we had brought over -- and we all had nice warm fuzzy feelings about having wonderful neighbors!

Merry Christmas everyone
PS -- He bought them ALL! emoticon

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VITCHY-VICKI 12/26/2010 8:10AM

    emoticonglad you got them all that was nice of the neighbors to invite you to stay and eat so you could enjoy the pies also
Merry Christmas

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PSMITH3841 12/25/2010 10:41PM

    What a great idea, you are a genius!...Since I lost the weight and quite a few inches, my other half just doesn't know what size to get anymore....Hope you don't mind if I use your idea.... And George is an absolute keeper...what a sweetheart! emoticon Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! emoticon emoticon

Comment edited on: 12/25/2010 10:48:28 PM

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THPEAKY 12/25/2010 10:32PM

    WOW!! What a guy!

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OLDERDANDRT 12/25/2010 3:20PM

    Sounds pert' near perfect!!! Merry Christmas!!

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CATLADY52 12/25/2010 11:51AM

    What a thoughtful man. Have a great Christmas day both of you. emoticon emoticon

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LIS193 12/25/2010 8:56AM

    Have a great Christmas!
I used to to leave catalogues with sticky notes on DH's desk :)

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TRISTAROSE 12/25/2010 6:58AM

    Merry Christmas emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Hurray for Hubby!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

When my hubby had to go to the Emergency Room a week ago, and consequently have his galbladder taken out, he was discouraged when he came home and the scale read 230.6 -- which was just about what it was when I met him. All the temptations he had passed up, the exercising, just ALL OF IT -- seemed to have gone down the drain!

But I told him it was water weight, and once he was able to start moving around a bit it would start to come off fast. Of course he smiled, but I don't think he believed me. Today he got on the scale to read 218.6 -- wow! he's made it under the 220 mark, and able to fit into clothing that hasn't fit him since 2006!

Having a very sick wife and going through her subsequent death was very difficult for him, as it is for any man. Men -- unless they are natural born cooks -- simply look at the kitchen in despair, and usually settle for scrambled eggs and toast. So it was easy to see why his favorite spots were McDonalds and some of the others! Also easy to see why the scale kept going up - up - UP!

Hey! I think my guy's gonna look pretty spiffy for the wedding in 3 weeks!

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OLDERDANDRT 12/22/2010 4:42PM

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SUGARSMOM2 12/22/2010 2:06PM

  emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonso good does come to those in need.

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VITCHY-VICKI 12/22/2010 9:20AM

    emoticonGeorge keep that going kido
and I too want to see Wedding Pictures
emoticonyou to and much happiness
God Bless

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THPEAKY 12/21/2010 10:18PM

    I wish you both MUCH happiness!

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PSMITH3841 12/21/2010 10:13PM

    Woo Hoo!!! Way to go George...can't wait to see those Wedding Pictures! emoticon

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CATLADY52 12/21/2010 6:08PM

    It sounds like a Win-Win situation. emoticon

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ALICERIEGER 12/21/2010 4:10PM

    I'm glad the surgery went well and he's back on track.

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Oh! What a Beautiful Sight!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

emoticon emoticon emoticon Last night we took our first drive around some of the more exclusive parts of our neighborhood -- seeking out the people who go "all out" for their Christmas decorations. Some were minimal, some over-done, some were spectacular! I came to the decision that the type I found most beautiful were the ones where a one-color light theme was used, whether all white, all blue, or all red. And, as we live in Arizona we have lots of palms and cactii -- one of my favorite deco's is when they wrap the base of the palm with white and weave red lights through the palm fronds.

Hope everyone has beautiful decorations to look at and enjoy! Tis the Season -- take your family out to enjoy these beautiful sights! emoticon

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PSMITH3841 12/21/2010 1:47PM

    Zoey and I take different routes on our after dinner walks...the Christmas lights make the walks even more enjoyable! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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VITCHY-VICKI 12/19/2010 7:37AM

    I love to do that too maybe this week I can don't have any more partys until Christmas Eve so think I will go light looking
Glad you had a good time

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THPEAKY 12/19/2010 12:52AM

    I love to go "light looking". We have had snow here: unusually early so I have been consumed with work. Thanks for the reminder. I will get my husband and go looking Sunday evening!

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FRAIDY_KAT 12/18/2010 12:48PM

    I love looking at Christmas lights. My fiance and my family are going next week to a place called Christmas City -- a huge display of Christmas lights.

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MBUNDY3 12/18/2010 12:48PM

    Agree, the Christmas lights are so uplifting!

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Home from the Hospital and Doing Fine!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

emoticon George got to come home -- in fact we've been home about 10 minutes and he's in the shower! I know what he means by that "wish for a hot shower" as the shower in the room dribbles out of the shower head, and it's not very warm either. I looked at it when I was there last month and thought to myself "How am I going to shampoo my hair in THAT??"

Another thing that happened this afternoon is that I went to see the Cardiologist and he said he wants to see me "once a year" and they will do an echo cardiogram each time, and -- who knows, maybe I'll never have to do the surgery thing! All good news!

So life is sort of back to normal now. George is dying for some solid food -- anything but the chicken broth they've been feeding him! So tonight's dinner is scrambled eggs with a tiny bit of minced ham for flavor. (lucky George!)

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CATLADY52 12/18/2010 1:21PM

    Good news for both of you. Enjoy being together and at home. emoticon

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 12/17/2010 10:06PM

    So glad that George is home and doing well and that your also got good reports!!! Get some rest and have a blessed and Merry Christmas!!!

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THPEAKY 12/17/2010 8:07AM

    I am so glad to hear GP is better! You both deserve to have a lovely and PEACEFUL Christmas!
Love and Blessings,

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VITCHY-VICKI 12/17/2010 7:32AM

    emoticonGlad you both had good news now enjoy being home
Take care God's Blessings

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PSMITH3841 12/16/2010 10:07PM

    So glad George is home and feeling better....Tell him to rest up for the holidays!

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Now it's Hubby's turn for the hospital

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

emoticon Just a month ago I found myself entering the doors of the EMERGENCY ROOM the term alone is enough to strike fear into the heart of big strong men! And I was quaking in my boots! Was I having a heart attack? Would I be home in my own bed tonight -- or could I be gone forever? Lots of thoughts race through your mind when you're scared.

Monday morning got up and decided to shower and dress up right away -- stay away from the computer for a change and go out and finish up my Christmas shopping! As I was busy blowing my hair dry, George appeared at the bathroom door. He looked dissheveled and tired and his words sent a chill up my spine. "I don't feel well at all . . . . . I think you'd better take me to ER," What guy will admit he needs to go to the doctor -- much less ER? He said he had diarrhea, vomiting and he was having difficulty breathing. So off we went -- this time for him instead of me.

About 2 hours later came the shocking news that they wanted him to 'spend the night." They thought he might have a gallstone blocking his pancreas. So instead of getting a quick fix, I found myself returning home to a big empty house -- alone. I now know how he felt while I was gone.

Today I spent much of the day as a Caregiver -- my usual Tuesday. But when my work day was finished I went home, walked my dog, did a few chores and headed for the hospital once again. This time the surgeon had been to visit George -- but it was more bad news. He might not be coming home until SUNDAY! Apparently they are trying to calm his pancreas down so they can operate on the gallbladder, and are also checking on a couple strains of bacteria they are suspecting. So it goes on. And is there anything more boring than being in the hospital when you aren't deathly sick? NO! To top it off he's not allowed to eat or drink any thing at all -- all his nourishment is flowing into his arm via that little needle. All I can say is:
"What a way to lose weight!"

The silver lining in all of this? It's for my dog; while George is gone, I'm letting Amber sleep with me. She's in 7th Heaven! lol

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 12/17/2010 10:00PM

    Prayers for George and you!!! Hope the doctors can resolve his problem quickly so he can come home. Glad you have amber to keep you warm...

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CATLADY52 12/16/2010 2:40PM

    I'm wishing the best outcome for George. emoticon for all of you including Amber emoticon

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CBEVNOW 12/16/2010 3:17AM

    Hope things go well for George. I know what you mean about hospitals, it can make you so tired just being there for your loved one, and when you get home you are wore out. Arent you glad you have Amber.

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THPEAKY 12/15/2010 11:14PM

    Well...All I can say is your life is never boring!!!

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OLDERDANDRT 12/15/2010 3:53PM

    Sure hope your GH has all this resolved in time for Christmas! If they can operate by lap, he'll feel much better in a few days, but shouldn't return to work, etc for 6 weeks. At least that's what the Dr told me when I had mine out. It's been a few years now. Rules may have changed, but I went back to work in 2 weeks and found I couln't work a whole shift and only worked half shifts for about a week and then stayed home another couple weeks till I really could stand 8 hours without feeling puny. (I was working as a cashier at a store).
I know your Amber is loving sleeping with "mommy"!!! Bruno likes it, too!

Sorry about DH, but glad it's not you! hehe


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PSMITH3841 12/15/2010 11:31AM

    Aww, hope George gets well soon...It so stinks being sick, especially around the Holidays...Let him know he's in our thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery...(although, I bet Amber is hoping he'll take his time, and make sure he's better before he comes home to his bed.... Ya Think? Tee Hee) emoticon emoticon emoticon

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VITCHY-VICKI 12/15/2010 8:46AM

    emoticonto hear George is having trouble hope all is better soon keep us updated and glad you have the emoticonto sleep next to you until George gets home.
Take care

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JUDY1676 12/14/2010 11:54PM

    Saying prayers that the Dr. can get everything fixed and your dh can return home well and happy.

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