Saturday, February 21, 2009

Charli was playing with her brush Tuesday and I got these cute pictures! She even 'fixed' mine for me! She was in a playful mood this week and so sweet!
We didn't eat at Fuddruckers because they were packed when we went to Greenville. We ate at a new Chinese Buffet/grill/ Sushi Bar called Ni Hao and it was SO GOOD! Wow! We had the buffet which included steak which they cooked for you and crablegs for $10.95 Les even got to eat FROGLEGS and was happy about that! I think my favorite was the hibachi grilled shrimp but they had so much it is hard to say. The only thing was the crablegs were small and not worth wrestling with the crackers to eat. One thing that amazed me were the grapes on the dessert bar were as big as plums! They were sweet, too!
Les had to send his phone to be repaired, it had several problems, I hope they can fix it or upgrade for him.
I have several things to get done today and am getting an early start, a couple from church are celebrating 50 years so I am doing a project for them and Charli is coming over to play with me so I need to neaten up.
I also bought the material to start a quilt project. I want to practice on a couple and then I will make the babies one for Christmas. I told Les I would like to make Seth one with a map of the USA and put a little VW attached to a ribbon so he can put it on Meme's house then his. I have written out my plans. The ONLY thing is I HATE to sew, LOL! I have made quilts before and think this will be fun though!
OH, we talked to Papa about going into a nursing home while he gets his strength back, he had been fighting Kathie about it but by the time we got there and he was alone he told us he guessed he was going to have to. He thought he could go to the rehab hospital but he isn't able to do enough for himself to. he had a horror of the nursing home and didn't think about them having the rehab section. He was doing well and sat up and really talked to us. I am glad noone else was there at the time. Les and Kathie say I can do more with him, I just listen to him and talk gently and caring to him. Les said he is thinking about his on health, his Dad is in worse health than his GD was at a much younger age. I have always told him I will 'put him away' in a nursing home if he becomes cripple, LOL. Gina says she will help me!

Friday, February 20, 2009

It looks like my FIL will need to go to a nursing home awhile, my MIL can't be pulling on him and taking care of him as much as he needs right now. His lungs are shot with the COPD and he has a fatty liver. Also he is diabetic and because of not using oxygen the way he should he has Dementia. I was praying nothing would happen Before Jeremy came home but he is really out of it and his quality of life is not good. I know Jeremy would not want to see his Papa like this. They REALLY love each other. When jeremy was little and would need to be corected it would hurt his Papa so bad. After Ghostbusters Jeremy made the "NO" symbol on the doors and TV with a crayon and George didn't want us to spank him because he was just copying the movie.
I asked Kathie to save George's National Guard awards for Jeremy. That child was so proud of his Papa and called the Guard "Papa's Army" The picture at the top is our send off party when Jeremy joined the Army. Yes, I am in that picture, LOL!
It is so strange that my Mom is also having problems with her liver, too! I pray she will get better quickly!
Oh, I really like the new CSI. I thought I would miss Gill but the new character, Ray is super!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Playing with magnets

This is Charli playing with some magnet arrows, she really enjoys them! She plays with them for long times! You can see by these pictures her curls are really growing out! I am so tickled she is going to have curly hair like Gina! My favorite moments are when she takes her nap on me and as she sleeps she sweats and wakes up with a lot of curls! She seems to enjoy our naps, too and never gives me any trouble by fighting sleep.
I finally heard from Jeremy and Julie, he emailed me and she called me. They were just so excited to see each other they forgot everything else, sending Charli a birthday present, calling me on my BD and checking on his Grandparents... he left on the 11th, I guess I just don't understand.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

When I saw this Mr Roboto Kit
I had to have it to scrap Charli's Favorite Robot, PLEX! She even has this on sale for $1 at Gotta Pixel. I am going to scrap one of my first VWs, too! The stomach bug has made it around the Daycare and I have had a Lot of diapers to change! I am praying it is over! They were all a little ill yesterday, too, pushing and not getting along, I hope that's better today, too.
I am up to 130 friends on Facebook. I even found my Mom's cousins who are twins and some of my Wal-Mart friends.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

That 70's kit! That's what this one is called and I love it! At Digishoptalk the designers give away kits and Karyn at Digitalarts-Cafe gave me a half price coupon on this one and it was on sale too. Super kit!!
My SIL's hours have been cut like so many others and so I to go see Grandmama a few minutes after I left there. Charli was in a terrific mood. I will download the pictures later.

Monday, February 16, 2009

It's not easy to see this but it is something I drew several years ago. I haven't done any 'real' drawing in a long time. I do things for work, I love doing paper piecing but nothing like this photo of my DD, Gina. Maybe I will do a portrait of Charli sometime.
I sat with my in laws at the hospital for awhile and then went to see my Mom and Grandmother, yesterday, They were both good visits although Papa couldn't wake up. I was worried about him falling out of the wheelchair on the way to x-ray!It's now been one week since he went to the hospital! We will find out today about his condition.

Sunday, February 15, 2009


I actually went to bed at 7:00 last night so I am up now. Bojangles has the smoked sausage biscuit back and I had eaten one before the concert Friday and it made me sick so I didn't really eat anything yesterday and now have a very slight headache. thought if I ate a little something I would feel better in a few minutes.
The real reason I am having trouble is that Kathie asked me to make a list of things I wanted my name on for her. I can't think of much but I do want all the photos and her Mickey Mouse watch (it's a special collector watch) I do want Jeremy to get Papa's things from the National Guard, that's what these are mostly, I borrowed them for VBS one year and photographed them, Since he can't speak for himself I am requesting them. I also want Gina to have her pearls. She is the only granddaughter that is 'girly' and would treasure them. She also gets her Mema's original wedding set.
I have things in my jewelry box with names on them of who I want to get them and where the item came from. I am going to do pages for a bragbook so things that are important to me won't end up in a yard sale or the trash. It's not that I have a lot but things like the rhinestones my Nanny gave me need to be with someone who cares that my Dad was 15 when he bought them for her and she gave them to me when I was 15. I hope I will be around to hand them to Charli when she is that age.
I don't need anything adding more clutter to my life and I will scan the pictures and pass on the originals to other family.
As a scrapbooker I have done Many albums and my art will outlive me, I think about that often, I sit here in my office and to me left is a pastel drawing my Grandmother did when she was in college, it is surrounded by 4 of my sunset photographs. On another wall is a collage drawing by Jeremy (I just added pictures) I hope Jeremy will want the art by Grandmama, it is one of my favorite possessions!
Also the things I have crocheted and cross stitched will remind people of me but most of all I hope my children and grand children will remind others of me! I know Gina is very much like me. I know I am rambling this morning Or is is late night? So I will close, my headache is gone now and I will go back to bed.