Showing posts from March, 2009

Southern Doggies!!

Zoey is the first doggy, Lexie is the second one (the black Lab). And then there they are together! They were not happy with me out on the deck this morning, because I kept yelling at them whenever I went in the house for something not to follow me inside! It was so nice out there, they needed the fresh air! lol

New Bling!

Here's the new ring my sister, Mandy, made for me! This is the one I had accidentally broken when I got it the first time. :( She fixed it for me again on Friday, and I didn't wear it until Saturday for the trip. I've been wearing it every day! It really is pretty!! I'm laughing, though, because you can see my camera, and even my fingers, reflected in the pics. LOL

Writing From The South!

Hey ya'll! I'm Southern for the week!! My parents and I made it to Lisa's last night around 9ish. The drive was pretty good, despite the fact that I got a bit carsick. I don't usually have that problem, but I don't know what happened this time. The last leg of our trip was in horrendous rain, and it was kind of scary! We also saw frogs leaping in the road, and we were trying to avoid them. But, we made it after leaving around 7:30 in the morning. For some reason, it seemed to go by faster than I thought it would!

My new little nephew is ADORABLE!! I've been able to hold him several times already. He'll be 2 months this coming Thursday, hard to believe! He's a pretty good baby, though. Loves to eat, sleep, make silly faces, and smile or smirk once in awhile! He's so loveable!!

We went to brunch this morning at a place called Sweet Tomatoes. It's a huge buffet, and it was so good! We met my Aunt who was in the area for the weekend, and that was nice…

The Cabbage Patch Diaries (on a Sunday!)


A Quick Hello To A Loved One

I stopped to see my Grandpa today after rehab. I like going to see him when the weather gets warmer, and it's been months since I last visited. I told him he has a new great grandson, and that we were going to visit him next month, finally. I told my Grandpa that I've had a good winter, pretty healthy for the most part, and that I'm getting buffed up from pulmonary rehab! I let Grandpa know that the rest of the family is doing pretty good, and we are all awaiting the warmer weather. I let Grandpa know how much I still miss him, even after he's been going all this time. Fifteen years ago today he left us, and I still miss hearing him talk about the weather, hearing him jingle the change in his pocket. I miss going to his apartment on Sundays to have dinner...meatloaf, the best I ever had. That was usually the meat! I know it seems silly to still be missing someone who's been gone a long time, but he was the one grandparent we saw all the time because he lived near u…

Candles Anyone?

I've spent the past few days trying to clean up around here for a candle party I'm having tonight! I've hosted a Partylite party many years ago, and I've been to many of them as well. Even though they are rather expensive, I love the candles! They burn completely away, and they don't leave a mess. Pretty cool, I think! I was asked several weeks ago by a former high school classmate if I'd like to host a party, and I thought why not? It's been so long since I've had a bunch of people over here anyway! So, I've been making sure my place looks presentable! My biggest issue is the cat. He'll hide when people are here, so that's not the problem. It's just, his fur is everywhere! My mom vacuumed the rugs yesterday, so that's taken care of. I just spent half an hour brushing off the couch about 8 times, and I think I've gotten up the fur that's been on it. I love my couch, but it's irritating at how much the fur sticks. lol Bu…


I left my house a bit earlier than usual this morning, for a meeting with an Education director at the hospital where I go for pulmonary rehab. I was supposed to talk to her after I finished rehab, but when I told her I got out at noon, I had the feeling she usually left for lunch by then. So anyway, I left a little before 10:30am, talked to the director about holding my PH support group meetings at the hospital (which I will be doing now, she put me on the schedule for 2 dates, and they will also advertise for me! Yay!), and then went to rehab. After I finished that, I ran a couple errands, and then hung out at Mandy's for awhile. I accidentally dropped the new ring she made me, and the glass broke off the ring. I felt so bad! So, she needs to fix it, and hopefully she can do a different technique so the glue will hold better. I played with my niece for awhile, since I haven't really done that in forever! We played Cooties, which I bought for her at Christmas. Then we colored…

A Surprise In The Backyard

A guy came over this morning to fix the blocked pipeline down in the basement, and my parents both eventually made it over here to talk to the guy, and figure out if there were any other problems with pipes they could ask him about. After he was here for about an hour or so, he took off, pipes working and all! My dad went back to his shop, and a bit later my mom left, too. Or so I thought. Ten minutes later, she rings my doorbell. She tells my that she and my dad had been picking up sticks, branches, and such in the backyard, and my dad wanted to know what the oversized pigeon was doing in a cage back there. Huh???? I had no clue what he was talking about! So I stepped outside to look, and sure enough, there was the bird! Honestly, I've never seen a white pigeon! I've always seen the males. Later on in the afternoon, I took the above pics. Why not blog about the guest in the backyard?? I have since found out information about the bird. Of course, my upstairs neighbor had somet…

My New Workspace!

My spare bedroom has become my new place to make jewelry! Thanks to my sister, Mandy, she actually asked me why I didn't just put my old kitchen table into the spare room for beading. I swear, sometimes I just don't think outside the box. LOL! She's the reason I went from looking for a rectangle table since I wanted to keep making jewelry in the kitchen, to looking for a square one. And that eventually led me to my current new table set that I just love!! So, thanks my sistore!! Because of you, I am a happy camper!! LOL!

The Cabbage Patch Diaries!

I told a friend several weeks ago, when she was looking at my old childhood sticker book, that I had found my childhood diary in my drawer. Well, I know it's always there, so it's not like I hadn't seen it in decades. But, every time I clean out that drawer, I read most of it and laugh. My friend told me I should share it, and I thought, why not?? So, Fridays begins the Cabbage Patch Diaries. I don't remember how many entries I have, but I'll keep it up for as long as there are entries! Instead of retyping what I have written, I've decided to scan the pages. I apologize now for the terrible handwriting!!! LOL! I think it's so funny to see how far along my handwriting has come since I began this diary at the age of 10. Anyway, please enjoy this series of The Cabbage Patch Diaries!


Twice this week on the way home from pulmonary rehab, I took a road called Lewiston Road into the Deveaux section of Niagara Falls. The road is a complete joke. I wonder how many people cops pull over because the driver looks like they are swerving back and forth in the road, when in all actuality, that driver is trying to avoid the tremendous amount of potholes all along it. This isn't a short road, it goes on for quite some distance, and eventually turns into Main Street/Portage Road. There are so many roads in Niagara Falls that are awfully holey. It's a disgrace. I know money is needed to fix the potholes, but my goodness! We are a tourist town, and the roads are ruining how people travel around here!!

HOPEFULLY, with the stimulus money from President Obama, we will be getting roads fixed. They won't be just patched up, they will be torn up and redone completely. I saw a list of the major roads chosen for reconstruction, and I'm happy to say that Lewiston Road is on…

Windy Wednesday

I'm having a better day today than I did yesterday. So far, at least. Yesterday I woke up really early, and couldn't really go back to sleep. I even read for awhile to try to get myself sleepy, but the book is so darn good, that I finally had to just force myself to shut my eyes. I "slept" for another hour, but it didn't feel like I did. So, I got up and got ready for rehab. Rehab went well, then I went to a few stores in the slight rain that was happening. It was just a very blah day. The weather was crappy, I hardly had sleep, and then the dog was barking for hours. I finally laid down around 3ish, but couldn't fall asleep until a little after 4. Just wasn't my day!

Today, despite the high winds, the sun has been peeking out occasionally. I've eaten breakfast, exercised, washed the dishes and folded laundry, and I'm about to work on some jewelry after finishing lunch. I'm tired, but not like yesterday. I guess listening to music since 11:30am…

A Tiny Update

My Aunt D. had a pacemaker put in this afternoon as a result of her stress test. My mom is going to try to find out more info later!

Kitchen Tables Past And Present (A Photo Essay)


Prayers On The Way

My mom told me yesterday that her sister, is in the hospital. She is having some issues with her heart, and may need medicines, or a pacemaker. Everyone is hoping the meds will be tried first, which is understandable. Her sister's heart was beating too slow, she passed out, and now her life may be heading for some big changes.

My Aunt D. is a wonderful person. She has given me inspiration many times, and I admire how she goes on when faced with a lot. She is mentally challenged. It used to be referred to as mentally retarded, and I absolutely despise that word when someone says it in a joking fashion. My aunt can sometimes be smarter in some ways than ordinary folk! She's in her 50s and she's been living on her own in various places, even if she does get help for things like shopping and going to appointments. Her brothers and sisters make sure she is a big part of the family in everything from birthday celebrations to just having her for dinner. She has worked for many yea…

Where'd The Week Go??

In some ways it seems like this week just zoomed by. In other ways, it has felt like it was just creeping along. I received an email in the early afternoon yesterday from Walmart. My table set had come!!!! So much for the estimated delivery date of March 11-16th!! I had wanted to take pictures of jewelry yesterday, but those plans got scrapped as soon as I read the email. My new mission was to clean the spare room, clean off the old kitchen table, and move it into the spare room! I spent over 3 1/2 hours doing just that. I got rid of a ton of boxes and crap that I thought I'd need for shipping jewelry, but, it's just not happening! I dusted the shelf in the spare room, and moved all my beads there. So now when I make something, I won't need all the beads on the table! It's less cluttered! I moved each kitchen chair into the spare room, but I'm not too sure what to do with them, since they don't all fit in the spare room. That room also has a daybed, which I'…


The sun is shining today, despite the cold weather out there, and it's put me in a much better mood than I was in yesterday. I was really exhausted, and I spent most of the day lounging or napping. I asked my neighbor if she wanted to upgrade our Dish package to 200 channels, because it wouldn't be that much more money between the two of us, and after she found out we'd have Animal Planet, she was thrilled!! So I spent the afternoon overwhelmed with how many channels we now had, and couldn't find just one thing to watch! lol That was my excitement yesterday. I went to bed around 1:30am because I wanted to finish watch Gremlins!!

Today I've cleaned the bathroom, and scrubbed the shower out. I haven't done that in forever, because it just exhausts me. I did get tired, but not as much as I usually would. I put together the envelope for the PH Pals winner, wrote a check out, shredded some paper, and scooped the litter box. Yeah I know, soooooo exciting! However, wha…