Tuesday, January 31, 2012
It's been a very uneventful week and I must say that I almost felt like a released prisoner when Dick took me out last Thursday to go to my hematologist to get a blood test. It really seemed like and occaision, something to celebrate. My test was good---11.8, so I don't have to go back now until April. Hurrah! I thought for sure I was going to have to get another iron infusion.
I felt so good that we stopped at the Mall and did a little shopping. I have been looking EVERYWHERE for about three months now to try to find me a nice little black jacket that I could wear over a skirt and blouse for church. My arms always get so cold there. I was lucky to find one(or to be more exact, Dick found it for me, while I looked for the shoe department so that I could find a place to sit down. Why don't department stores have a chair somewhere when old people like me need to sit down pronto.) Anyway, he found one and had me try it on. It fit perfectly so I went back to my chair while he paid for it. On the way out, I had another thought. I asked him if he remembered if he saw any black pants in the same material, same color. Of course he hadn't been looking for that so we went back there. They didn't have any pants, but they had skirts, so I tried one on and it too fit perfectly! A great day for me as now I have a new black suit. Of course it wasn't on sale, but I do love it and I haven't bought any clothes for so long. I keep getting my two daughter's cast offs and my closets are usually bulging, as they are now. I don't think it would be right to wear a black suit to the wedding next month, so still may have to go shopping again. I'm not looking forward to that! I wish Dick had taken a picture of me Sunday, when I wore my new suit, then I could post it tonight.
Wasn't my week an exciting one?
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
We actually started taking our Christmas down today. I think we may have about half of the Santas boxed and ready to put back into storage for another year. Why does the house look so barren? We will finish the Santas tomorrow and do the tree the following days, and I do mean days! We are going to take our time with this as it took forever to get it all up and decorated and I'm sure it will take at least that long to put it all away. It's getting closer though.......hurray!
He is trying to look older by wearing a beard. He is shown here with his long time girl friend, Amy, whom we all love. She was with us at Sue's for Christmas. I'm sure they will marry as soon as Jordan gets settled, doing his thing in Hollywood. He has been majoring in film and wants to be a writer/director. He was chosen to make a short movie at NYU and was given quite a bit of funding from the University, but not all it will take, so he has been raising money and I think he just about has enough. He wrote it and will produce and direct it. He will be very successful I'm sure, because he is at the top of his class and has never gotten anything but an A all through school . He has been around film making all his life. His dad is a production designer who does all of Adam Sandler's movies. He has done a few others too, without Adam, but is pretty well type cast for the crazy movies that teens like. Jordan has worked with his dad a lot.
I've decided to write a bit about each of my grandchildren on the 4th Tuesday of each month. That will give me something to write about other than myself.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
I also have to report that things were not quite so good with me. I had a really bad fall!!! Yes, idiot that I am, I failed to notice when we went in that Sheena's mother (whose house the party was held) has a raised entry way. It is all tile, as is the room I literally fell into. I saw Charlotte in the most beautiful ruffly dress and her mom waved to me from the family room and I went right to her, without even noicing the step down and of course went right down, falling on my left outer thigh and rear end. It really did twist my body and everyone was asking me if I was okay and all I could answer is "I don't know." My grandson, Charlotte's dad is a paramedic and he came from the kitchen to see himself what happened. I told him that I didn't think anything was broken but I was pretty shook up. He told me that if anything was broken, I would really know it. He put his arms under mine from from my back and lifted all 168 pounds of me as if I were a feather. Guess I was lucky to have some proffessional help. He tells me that a lot of his calls are from older people that have fallen. I managed to make it through the rest of the party, but was awfully glad to get home. I really didn't sleep though until after 4:00a.m. and then only fitfully. It was dejavu (sp?) all over again. My Dallas fall wasn't that long ago, then Dick's fall and now mine again. Sue tells me that we both need to start being very aware of our surroundings, and of course she is right.
Dick is taking very good care of me, bringing me frozen gell packs which help somewhat with my comfort. I must say though, that I am not the least bit comfortable right now so am headed back to my comfortable chair in the living room. Will be back next Tuesday night, hopefully in much better condition. Love to all............
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
This picture was taken a couple of months ago. I don't have very many pictures of her but once in a while her Grandma, my daughter Nancy, sends me one. She doesn't get to see her very often either, but when she does she takes pictures. She seemed to have lopped her head off, but maybe you can see why I am so anxious to see her.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
I'm beginning to recover just a bit from all the holidays. We really did have a very successful NYNY party. It was well attended, even though we had competition from the stake. All of our people came except for two couples who's wives were both sick. It is so awful to be sick for Christmas and I felt sorry for both of them.
All ready for the guests to arrive.