Tuesday, March 26, 2013

I Survived!

This is a short, very short, update to what I have survived lately!

My son's visit went well. He is a little on the strong side about politics, because HE is right! But after he preached for a while and he got his belief's out of his system, he calmed down.

He was only here a week and spent a lot of time with his Grandparent's talking more about Wrestling and Wrestler's and that made them VERY happy, and just to have him within hugging distance made it great.

My son is one amazing kid. He reached out to his Father (who said he wasn't his 37 years ago, but now admits he is) about 2 years ago, when he called a number and left a message, wishing him a Happy Father's Day. So after 37 years he got to visit him and his half brother and sister's. They all loved him and he was so glad. He spent quite a lot of time with them also.

Just so you understand;

This man had nothing to do with him when he was growing up, nothing! But like I said, Jason is one amazing kid to want to meet him, and get to know him and not hate him. WOW! Here is us! Yep, he is very tall!

Here he is with my parent's and the doggies! I think my Mom has her eyes closed. LOL
Me, myself have had too many Dr appt's lately and yesterday I went in for a Colonoscopy AND and a Esophagus enlarging. They did them at the same time! Anyway, nothing much wrong in the colon, so no cancer! But they did a biopsy on something at the bottom of my esophagus. Haven't had this procedure since 2004, and my food was starting to back up and get stuck again. So we will see, when the results are back. I have to have another Colonoscopy in 5 years! Usually it is 10 but this Dr insist's on 5. And this was my first one. Which wasn't bad except for the prep! WOW! That I could do without. Let's just say, I am having my first cuppa since Saturday morning and it is great! LOL

So that is about it. The Day Job of course is still trying to kill me. At this time I am in the process of taking a 30 Hour OSHA Class on line! Yikes, and I am only at 17.5 hours. Guess when it is due? Yep, the 31st! I am not going to have it completed by then. The company paid $185.00 for me to take it, so I am trying. Really! It is sooo boring!

Anyhoo, just wanted to let you know I have survived the last couple of weeks!

Have a safe and artful time, until I get back here!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Getting Ready

Hey Folks.

Just a short post about what is going on in my little world.

Besides trying to have work done on my car, it is 10 years old and just starting to act a little tired. It has to live another 2 years! But with 185 + thousand miles on it.......we will see. I can't handle payments yet!

And I am up to my neck in Dr appts and procedures, Yuk!

AND, on Tuesday, my 6'4" baby boy is coming home for a week! So this weekend I have been trying to clean house some. And now at 4 pm on Sunday, it don't look too shabby. It will do! Jason is coming home now, cause he wants to be able to visit with his Grandparents. Since Grandma is 90 and Grandpa is 94, he has to come, since he won't be able to get back here for a few more years. But the sad part he is coming alone cause my DIL won't take the kids out of school now so close to the end of the year. I am not upset with that decision. I totally agree. So it will be a while longer before I see them, but I will live. So for the next week, I am going to be very very busy, with work and my son. Yikes!

I wanted to share what I did yesterday with my art group.

It was so cool. We each had a canvas and made a background. Then we passed them to the person on the right of us, and we got 10 minutes to add stuff to that canvas and so on, we passed them every 10 minutes until our own got back to us. WOW!! I love it!

Then after, me and my friend Arlene that was kind to give me a ride stopped at an estate sale and I picked up 2 Lincoln books:

Very cool and super cheap! YAY! And we also stopped at a Antique Sale out in the country that is only open 2 weeks a year! Yea, that's what we thought. Anyway, I bought these tin type photos there:

Oops! sorry, I took it the wrong way with my Iphone. But they are cool! And I am now completely caught up with Downton Abbey! YAY! I cannot wait for Season 4 to begin I think in Sept!

So that is what has been going on!

I will be back after my son goes home and I will show ya some pics of his visit! He told me the first thing he wants to do is go to a 7-11 and get a chili cheese dog! WOW!


Saturday, March 2, 2013

Late as Always

Well I am back for just a short post tonight.

I am really struggling lately with work, my health, and my Daddy's health. I am exhausted all of the time, because I can't be home every night I guess.

I must get better myself before I can help others. So I REALLY need to get serious!

Since the last time I have been here, I went to a Kelly Kilmer class in Fremont. I made a great new type of journal for me. More like a portfolio. Pretty cool! And I needed the break from work also. It was fun as always. I laughed alot, and I needed that more than anything else.

Other stuff going on, is I am now a Downton Abbey Junkie! OK, so yes I am very late getting into this DRAMA! But everyone has been talking about it on Facebook and Twitter, and the first season was on Netflix, so I watched it and now I am hooked! My friend Arlene, let me borrow her Season 2 & 3 DVD's today, so I can catch up with everyone else!

I am also trying to get my art cave cleaned up....again! I need a craft maid! LOL Maybe someday I will get busier than I have been lately. It has been almost 2 years since I really was serious about cleaning in here! Yikes!

Oh, I know you want to know what I am reading. Well, I am right now hooked on 30 & 40's pulp fiction detective books. Cool old Signet, etc paperbacks with the best images on the covers, that were 25 cents when new. I find them at the flea market and used bookstores. They absolutely smell terrific! I love the smell of old book paper!

Oh I am going to another arty class next Saturday. I believe we are going to do some arty stuffs on canvases!! Woot! Since I have never been much at creating on canvas, this should be fun!

And one more thing before I go. This morning I saw our Big Boy Koi Fish, Homer, out of his pond laying on the lawn, deceased! And later my hubs found 2 more smaller gold fish dead on the ground also. I do believe we have a raccoon visiting at night! So there are 3 fishies left tonight. Let's see what I find in the morning . Hopefully happy swimming fishies!

So that is about it. I know I have not been posting much lately and I apologize, but I will keep plugging along. Just hang in there with me!