As Time Goes By.....

A little bit about EVERYTHING.. Family , friends , life, death,rants and raves. Just a place for me to get it all out of my system..

Location: Arkansas, United States

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

September 28

Happy Birthday Tom.....
We will be going to dinner with Kenda & Alan tonight..
Tom's birthday - he chose Red Lobster
Let me guess-- AYCE Shrimp Scampi.
Yesterday we picked up his birthday gift
from me , Serena & John.
I will get a picture of it later and post it here..
It is a yard ornment,
well actually a patio ornament.
We had to have Tim V. go with
us to help carry it .. Yes, it is HEAVY !!!

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Surgery Update

This one was quite a bit different.. I woke up with a drain in my left leg..
YUK !! Eewww....
Oh what a lovely sight-- they painted my leg with iodine, then used a RED magic Marker to put my initials on my left thigh with an arrow pointing to my knee.
Kind of scary that the doctor does not know what a knee looks like and needs a map to find it .. Good thing they had given me about a quart of happy juice.
I was not up an around as quickly this time, and the pain was very different.
Tom had to remove the drain the day after the surgery !!
and I am sure it was not fun for him either. But as usual- he was there for me .. I am a very lucky woman !!! It is a good thing that he is gone in the morning before I come crawling out of bed.. Not really crawling-- more like Frankenstein
with 'roids and walking on jagged glass with bare feet. Got the visual???
Now after the gymnastic slide to the toilet seat there is the "Get up Fast" maneuver. Which means grabbing the side of the sink and pulling my self. Now remember-Neither Knee bends like a real human.
Getting dressed is another comedy of errors.. I must lay my underwear on the floor- sit on the edge of the bed -wiggle my feet thru the waist and then thru the leg openings . Whew!! Almost there. Now I can move my legs from side to side in an attempt ot get the underwear to crawl up to knee level where I can reach them. SUCCESS !!! Now repeat that process with my capris or shorts.. Now it is noon!!!
Friday Tom drove me to the Doctors office so I could get my stitches out . I asked the Dr. If they dropped me on the floor , because my ribs hurts and so did my hips.. Smart Ass Dr. replied-- Yes, that is part of the New & Improved Treatment.
But I must say I am very impressed with the fact they he was in the process of rescuing a dog that had been hit by a car in front of the office. He was having the dog transported to a vet for a repair on a broken leg/hip. They were not sure at that time exactly what was wrong with the fur baby and then the dog will live with him.
My rehab is home exercises , playing Dogs out- Dogs in and of course the daily event of self dressing.
More later

Thursday, September 08, 2005

just a thought

Life may not be the party I had hoped for,
But while I'm here I might as well listen to the music and dance....

Monday, September 05, 2005

Katrina Donations

I have a few things to say about donations for refugees of Hurricane Katrina
Let me change this-- Donations in GENERAL
Yesterday I spent the better part of the day sorting and sizing clothing that has been donated to the victims. There were a lot of volunteers sitting , standing , and sorting.. My friend and her 2 teenage sons were there and the boys worked as hard as anybody . They chose to do this project. They were not forced into it .
Thanks to Nick & Daniel -
Who learned several clothing lessons- regarding sizes-condition and were so very helpful when it came time to carry sorted clothing from our work table to the distribution tables.
GREAT JOB GUYS !!!! Thank You
and to all of the other wonderful people that gave up their holiday weekend to help others with nothing and no place to go..
Now the BI-O-TCHING starts.
WHY would people donate ripped shirts , torn jeans-- I am not talking small knee rips that can be easily patched. Two of the most disgusting things I saw yesterday - stained underwear-- yes they were clean- but badly stained..and a bag full of clothing that had so much cat hair in it that it looked likea family of cats had lived in the bag for several months.
Use some common sense people !!!!
If you do not want to wear the stained underwear what makes you think somebody else would ..
Throw that crap away !
Don't bring ripped torn or broken items-- yes you-- the one thatbrought the broken lamp and the sweater with more pills than a Bayer aspirin factory..
These people have been devastated and they are looking for a little diginity right now. They will not find it wearing a green, purple & gold parachute nylon jumpsuit from 1978 or how about those butt ugly plaid polyester pants for
men. Now there is a look you want when you are job hunting so you can try to rebuild your life .
A special thanks to the citizens of North Little Rock,AR and the surrounding communities that have come together to help others in need.
Once again-- this is for the victims of Katrina
If you know somebody in need of food or clothing please
contact me thru this blog.

Friday, September 02, 2005

The Real Gas Gougers

The Real Gas Gougers
John NicholsThu Sep 1, 5:20 PM ET
I think this article is worth your time ..
Click on the title and it will take you to the article