Saturday, February 21, 2009

Could of slept in but........

The dogs woke me up this morning to be let out and all I wanted to do was crawl back into the nice warm bed. It is really windy and cold out there. The poodle just ran out, did his business, ran back in and climbed under his blanket. Sure wished I had the camera ready as all that is sticking out of the blanket is his nose. LOL!!!!!

It has been one busy week, but the house is clean and I get to relax this weekend. I do need to do a bit of laundry but that is all. I am hoping to get on Facebook and figure that out some more.

I also need to work on the family tree some and have recently connected with some of my df's side of the family.

Surgery is back on for dh's back. The spine specialist is going to talk to his partner about the fracture in dh's pelvic area to see if anything can be done for that. If something can be done, they will try to do it at the same time they do the back surgery. We should know in 1-3 weeks if the surgery has been approved. Work comp takes its time. Than after surgery, it could take up to 6 months before he gets back to work. Poor guy will be crazy by that time. DH is one to always be doing something. He has done alot of remodeling to make it easier for me. He also put in laminate wood flooring all through the upstairs and was working on the basement last year before all this happened. He is itching to get started again, but knows that he is unable to do it. All of the remodeling has taken well over 2 years, but it was so worth it.

I hope that everyone had a good week and that the weekend is even better.

Hugs and Prayers,

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Free day......

Today is a free day for me. My dh and I got the place
all cleaned up yesterday as my sil was suppose to come
by for coffee and to pick up something. Well, she stopped
by but just to pick something up. I was really disappointed
but got to thinking about it and decided that it was actually
ok as that made today my free day. I guess it was a blessing
in disguise.
I do need to clean out some dresser drawers and might do
some of that today as it is on the agenda for tommorrow.
But if I do a few 15 minute boogies on them today, that will
be less to do tommorrow and more free time on that day.
Yes, I think that I will do that. I love my free time.
I am still trying to figure out face book and Ida told me
that she has account there so maybe we can be come
Hugs and Prayers to all
And Thank You for reading my blog

Monday, February 16, 2009

Learning Face Book

A friend of mine told me about face book and
I am trying to learn it. I have imported my
blog to it so hopefully this will work.
Not much going on today. Routines are
done so far. Can't clean the bathroom as
we had to reseal the shower walls and
regrout them. Just checked and it didn't
work so will have to figure out why not.
Hope all is having a good day.
Hugs and Prayers to all

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Lazy Day

Last night was awesome!!!!! DH helped cook
dinner and even helped clean up the mess.
We just spent a nice relaxing evening at home.
With his back, we thought that it would be better
to go out for dinner later during the instead of
trying to be in the crowds. As far as, I am concerned
it couldn't have been a better evening.
I hope that all had a good night and enjoyed it with
their Valentines.
Hugs and Prayers

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

I hope that everyone enjoys today!!!!! My DH bought
me four miniture rose bushes for Valentines day. They
are so cute!!!!! I love roses and we have them out in the
yard. I will be cooking his favorite meal and we will spend
time together watching movies and cuddling!!!!! Perfect
date night for me!!!!!!
DH is still sleeping and I want to get a few things done
for him before he wakes up. I plan on making him his
favorite breakfast. Waffles, eggs, bacon and hashbrowns
Need to get my tush in gear as he will be up shortly
Hugs and Prayers

Friday, February 13, 2009

No Snow Yet!!!!!

Almost all of our snow is gone, but they are really
predicting more on its way. From what I understood
it was suppose to start last night. Thank goodness, it
didn't. I really need to listen to the weather some time
today to see if it is on its way still or if we were lucky
and it missed us.
I don't have much planned for the day except to do
some light house cleaning. Just really need to do a
load of laundry, dust and vaccum and mop the floors.
I also need to catch up on some e-mails that I should
of done a couple of days ago. But that won't take long.
The pup is back to normal and running around like she
is crazy. I will be so glad when it gets warm, so that we
can go for walks. It is just to cold for me to do it in the
winter. I end up in so much pain, so do indoor exercises
during the winter months.
Hugs and Prayers

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Spending time with Aunt....

Today, my DA is coming down to help me
make runzas and pizza pockets. I love to
spend time with her and this is a great
way to do it. Of course, I share and send
some home with her. That way if she isn't
in the mood to cook, she can put something
in the oven and supper will be done.
On Monday, we found out that DH needs
to have a bone scan done on Thrusday.
One of his tests shows that he has a
fracture in his left pelvis. We are not
sure if this is because of his back injury
or what is going on. He also has some
abnormalities on his right pelvis. Say
prayers for us, please
Hugs and Prayers to all

Monday, February 9, 2009

Rainy Morning

This morning, I woke up to rain. I love the rain in the
spring and summer, but in the winter it can be a pain
if the temps drop.
I am so glad that I didn't get the floors mopped yet.
The dogs will be tracking in mud. I am trying to teach
the pup to wait until I wipe her feet off but she just
comes running in. She does go to her kennel when
told so I make her wait there until her paws are
dry and just take a damp cloth to wipe the prints
My hands are feeling some what better, but they
are still swollen so will do little things today that
need to be done. I do need to go to MIL's some
time today.
Thanks to all that leave comments on my thread
Hugs and Prayers

Sunday, February 8, 2009

In MAJOR PAIN TODAY.............

I have been off for a few days trying to get my house in order
and than.......DH throws a wrench in it...
Yesterday, DH decided to get 2 recliners that his mom had
given us. I explained to him that before we brought them
over I wanted to get the living room set up so that all we had
to do was put them into place. So, we started doing that but
couldn't quite figure out how we wanted the furniture, so off
we go to get the recliners. Now, my whole house is trashed!
There is furniture all over in the living room, kitchen and hall.
We bring the recliners in and rearrange the other furniture
about 10 times and still can not figure it. Now the whole time
this is going on DH keeps running back and forth to check
his cell phone as a friend of his wants DH to help him build
a deck around his pool. Which is fine, but we have this major
rearranging project in the living room. Finally, after about a
hour or so of this, the living room is still not done but I get
really fed up with DH paying more attention to his phone
than the task at hand, I tell him to go to his friends. Which he
does, so while he is gone, I figure out the furniture and get
the living room all set up and put the rest of the house back
in order. DH comes home about 4 hours later and loves it.
I still needed to fix dinner, luckily it was ham balls and all
I needed to do was make rice or noodles to go with it and
heat up the ham balls. I had only sat done about 10 minutes
before DH got home, so he fixed dinner. But, I am really
a hurting unit this morning. My hands are killing me, so for
today, I am relaxing and giving them a break. I do need to
vaccum and mop the floors, but that will be done on Monday
Hugs and Prayers to all

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Life got in the way.......

Yesterday was one day that I really don't want to repeat
any time soon. My nephew had to have surgery and called
us early in the morning and asked if we could come to the
hospital. Of course, we went. Which means that nothing
got done here at home.That is ok as, it was more important
to be there for him. We did have to explain to him that we
would not be there when he woke up as DH had a dr appt
with the spine specialist. He was ok with that and they took
him in to surgery at 1228 and we had to leave at 1230. His
surgery went well and he is doing fine.
At dh's drs appt, we had to watch a video about the surgery
for his back. We have to wait for work comp to approve it,
so who knows how long that will take and than he will be off
work at least another 6-8 weeks after that. He is so bored and
After that we were heading over to mil's when her security com
called us and told us that her alarm went off. Now, we know that
she is home as she just had knee surgery so we find out that it is
her medical alert that went off. Luckily, we were just a few minutes
away so we told them to hold off calling the police as we were all
most there. We get there and let ourselves in and find her with her
walker in the bathroom. She accidetally hit the button but couldn't
get to the phone to let them know that she was fine. We call the
security company and tell them that all is well. We also told her that
she needs to take a phone with her just in case.
By the time we got home, I was exhausted. I know that I didn't eat
well or get my water in. Today is a new day and will be starting over
I also need to get things done that was suppose to be done yesterday
and work on what needs to be done today.
Hugs and Prayers

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Feeling Blah.......

I am not sure why but for the last few days, I
have just felt blah. Maybe it is the weather, even
though yesterday was beautiful. Maybe, it is that
it is winter and I do have a bit of seasonal depression.
Or maybe, it is stress. Who knows!!!!!
I did lose 3 lbs in Jan. Was hoping for more, but will
take what I can get. I am sure that me not getting all
my water in isn't helping. I have a tried everything that
I can think of to get myself to drink my water. Flavors,
teas, not drinking coffee until I had at least 16 oz of water
gone, and even trying the treat myself with something if I
get all my water in. But, it hasn't worked. The no coffee
until I had 16 oz of water gave me a terrible headache and
I drink decaf coffee.
Hugs and Prayers

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Boy, it is cold outside at.......

4 in the morning. We have to keep the pup calm, so we have to
take her outside on leash. This morning, she was up and needed
out, so I just put on shoes and my coat. Well, that was the wrong
thing to do......LOL I was about frozen when we came back in 5
minutes later. She would of stayed out longer to play if I had let
I have gotten my morning routine done and am now getting ready
to clean out the ice box. Today is our trash day, so it will be picked
up and I won't have to worry about the strays getting into it. I do
really need to figure out a easier way of keeping it clean as that is
one thing that I really hate to do. Any and all suggestions are wel-
Hugs and Prayers

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Pup is home.......

We picked up the pup yesterday from the vet and
she is one stoned puppy.....LOL!!!!! She was having
some problems walking but that is to be understood
as the vet had given her some pain meds for the ride
home. She did pretty good on the way home until she
had a accident in DH's truck. I tried to get that cleaned
up when we got home, but there is only so much that
I could do with it freezing outside.
She slept most of the day and only ate 1/2 of what she
normally does in dog food, but loved the cookies that
I made for her on Monday. I also gave her some dog
biscuits and cheese. Had to give her some meds and
she will take that with the cheese, but didn't want
it to upset her tummy.
I took her out this morning, and she is acting a bit
more normal, so that is a good sign that she is feeling
better. We have to keep her as calm as possible until
the 6th of Feb. so that the internal stitches heal and
dissolve. That will be a chore!!!!!
Hugs and Prayers

Monday, January 26, 2009

Doggie Cookies

I just finished making the dogs some peanut butter
doggie cookies. They both love them and are usually
under my feet when I am making them. I figure that
the pup deserves a special treat when she comes
home from the vet tommorrow.
The house is all clean and the dishes are done. I have
one load of clothes in the washer. So, will have that
done in a bit.
Not much planned for the day as it is snowing and
I woke up really early.
Hugs and Prayers

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Starting My Day

I woke up at 5:30 this morning and couldn't go back to
sleep.  I guess that my internal clock needs to to be
rebooted on the weekends. LOL!!!!!!!!
Today, it is suppose to be windy and than,this evening
the snow is suppose to start and end sometime Monday
morning. I am hoping that it won't be to bad out as Monday
morning, we take our pup to get spayed.
I have most of my morning routine done already and
am now relaxing with a cup of coffee and listening to
the radio. We don't have plans for the day yet. We
might do something before the snow starts. DH and
I cleaned the house yesterday, so we don't need to
worry about that. I know that on the "FLY"Lady
system, she does a weekly home blessing on Mondays.
But, I really like to do one of Friday night or Saturday
mornings, so that I really don't need to worry about the
house. I can relax and enjoy the weekend with my
Hugs and Prayers

Friday, January 23, 2009

Relaxing Today

Yesterday, DH had his appointment for the nerve test on his legs. According to the
doctor there is no nerve damage, so that is good news. Now, it is back to the waiting
game until they set up the surgery.
My MIL will be having surgery to remove bone tumors on her knee next Thrusday, but
we are not sure if we will be able to be there. It all depends on when they schedule
DH's. My SIL will be there with MIL so am not to worried.
I have been doing pretty good on keeping the house picked up, so it doesn't look to
bad, but do need to vaccum and dust today. I should also clean out a couple of my
dresser drawers but think that I will just take it easy today.
The weather here is now really cold and it is a big shock as yesterday it was warm and
alot of our snow had melted. We are suppose to get snow this weekend. Yuck!!!!!!!
Hugs and Prayers

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Busy.......on the phone

Yesterday, DH and I spent most of the day on the phone. Both
of us were getting upset and ended up snapping at one another.
It wasn't over anything big, just little stuff that finally broke the
camel's back as they say.
We did get something accomplished. DH, now, has his appointment
for the nerve test on his legs. From what we understand, the case
worker approved it but wanted him to go to Kearney, Ne. Now,
he has problems riding in the car just here in Omaha, how in the
world would he make that trip, than do the test, and than come
home. He would be in so much pain. To drive to Kearney, it is
about 3 hours one way. The poor man can't sit for 30 minutes in
his chair. But we finally got it approved for here in Omaha. His
test is scheduled for this Thrusday. After the test we will know
how much nerve damage there is and what to expect after the
I do think that one of the reasons that we are snapping at each
other is that we are not use to him being around 24/7. I know
that it is throwing off my routines and things that I normally do
through out the day. I also know that he is upset because of not
working. Both of us in pain isn't helping the situation either.
Hugs and Prayers

Friday, January 16, 2009


I woke up to snow this morning, not alot just about a .5 inch
The worse part of winter for me is the wind. It just seems to
cut right through me. Actually, I should say that the cold is
what bothers me the most as the colder it gets the more I hurt.

I finished my morning routine and have started decluttering
my spare bedroom closet. It is actually my dd's room, but since
she moved out, dh and I decided to make it the spare room. I
have been doing really well on getting rid of things that I don't
love, don't need or is trash.
I still need to work on my cookbooks that I have collected or that
have been given to me. That is one of my down falls. I love
cookbooks. LOL!!!!! I love to cook!!!!! Really don't like the cleaning
up part, but you have to make a mess sometimes!!!!!! Tonight dh
wants pizza, so that will be a quick and easy meal. I love the WW
deep dish pizza, but will make 2 thin crust pizzas tonight as I want
mushrooms, peppers, and other veggies on mine and dh doesn't eat
to many veggies.
Hugs and Prayers

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Still cold...........

It is still really cold out and all I want to do is curl up
with my electric blanket. LOL!!!! DH cooked supper
for me tonight. He made steak, potatoes and a veggie.
It was really good. I was hoping that he would make
soup or stew, but nope he wanted steak.

I think that I might make some homemade bread in
the morning. I do have a bread machine so will mix
the dough in there, but bake it in the oven to help
heat the house.

I did get the pantry and the living room closet all
cleaned out. I do need to make a list of what I have
so I can get it used up and purchase what I need.
I also started cleaning out my kitchen cupboards.

I hope that everyone is staying warm
Hugs and Prayers

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

It is Cold..............

I am sitting here this morning in my pjs with a cup of coffee.
Just finished letting the dogs back in and about froze....LOL
It is below zero here this morning, but the wind is terrible.
It just cuts right through you.

I have been working on trying to do menu planning, but just
can't seem to get that going. I usually ask dh what he wants
as I get tired of always cooking the same old thing. DH is a
meat and potatoes guy and doesn't eat that lots of veggies
So, that is a problem as lots of reciepes call for veggies that
he won't eat and you can't sub in what ones he will eat.

I need to get in gear and finish up my morning routines
done. The are about half way done and it will only take
a few minutes to finish them and get some other cleaning

Hugs and Prayers

Sunday, January 11, 2009

I have been Tagged.......

I've been tagged!
I've been tagged by Anne at

My first thing to do is......
Name 5 things in my purse:
1. keys
2. hand lotion
3. chap stick
4. checkbook
5. wallet

Next is to
Name 5 things in my work room
I don't have a work room but the room that I spend most of
my time in is the kitchen so I will name items in there.....
1. Pictures of family
2. Picture painted on a old piece of wood from a barn
3. smallwind chime hanging above my sink
4. coffeepot
5. my "FLY"Lady timer

Name 5 things that I always wanted to do:
1. go to Ireland actually travel would be a better way to put that
2. design clothes
3. run a non profit rescue for animals and educate children
4. teach hanicapped children
5. open up my own restaurant

Name 5 things I'm currently into.......
1. blogging
2. reading
3. losing weight
4. cross stitch
5. taking care of family & home

I am still working my way around the blogs and I
now have to tag 5 people to add these lists to their blog.
I don't know that many, but, I will choose:

Nan at
Ida at

Thursday, January 8, 2009

"FLY"ing Around

I have my cup of coffee, am dressed (not to shoes), hair combed and a load of laundry going. It is going to be a good day. I didn't do all of my evening routine, but that is ok as I spent time with dh watching a movie. Had I known what time it was going to get over, I would of taped it.....LOL We ended up going to bed at 1 am. That is really late for me as I am not a night owl. LOL
Plans for the day are............

1. Getting the trash out for pick up
2. Cleaning up hot spots
3. Kellie's Mission
4. Clean out the living room closet
5. Clean out the ice box

I am sure that there is more, but I still need some more coffee as I am in a brain fog......LOL
Hugs and Prayers

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


I wasn't on yesterday as I had a migraine. I am feeling much better now, but spent all day in bed. I have finally straightened up the house and got that back into order. It didn't take a lot of time to do that as dh was not feeling well either.
The dr. wants to do a nerve study of dh's leg before the surgery so we will know what to expect after back surgery. We are still waiting for work comp to approve that test, so we are not sure when the surgery will be. DH will be in the hospital at least 2 days maybe three to recoup before comming home. He will be off work for at least 1 month but could be off up to 6 months depending on how it is healing.
I got a nice surprise today when I logged on. I recieved my first award from Anne at I just recently started my blog when Anne stopped by for a visit and left a message. I am "Thankful" for her friendship and enjoy reading about her and her family.

This award focuses on the friendships that blossom here in blog land. Blogs who receive this award are ;exceedingly charming' say it's authors. This blog invests and believes in the PROXIMITY-nearness in space, time and relationships. These kink bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this award. "So according to the rules I must mention eight more bloggers with who to share this award with.

Unfortunately, I don't know many people that have blogs, but I do want to pass this award on to
two other people.

Hugs and Prayers

Edited: For some reason it is not showing my award and when I tried to re do it I keep recieving error messages. I will try to put the award up asap. Thank you

Monday, January 5, 2009

Busy Day

Today we go to see a specialist about my DH's back. We find out what the options are and if surgery will help. I am hoping and praying that if we do decide on the surgery that dh will be able to do the things that he loves without the pain that he is in now. He has a real hard time sitting or standing for any length of time. Believe me, he has never really been someone to sit still for to long but with this injury, he can only sit for about 15 minutes and than has to move. It is the same with standing.  I can understand what he is going through concerning the pain.
I have my morning routine done and have started doing some of my afternoon routine as his appt is at 1130. We will probably just have leftovers for dinner. I made tator tot casserole last night, so will plan to finish that off.  Have a great day
Hugs and Prayers

Sunday, January 4, 2009


Fresh homemade bread. I love that smell and it reminds me so much of being with my GP, DA and DU. That brings back good memories. My DGM loved to make homemade bread, noodles, sweet rolls, coffee cake, fudge, cookies, popcorn balls and tons of other things. I have such fond memories of sneaking cookie dough out of the bowl and eating it. Her acting like she was upset, but doing the same thing. LOL I made some cinnamon honey butter to put on it. YUMMMMMMMMY!!!!!!!
I am doing a 12 week challenge concerning my weight and today is the official start day. If anyone is doing WW points (I have the at home kit that I purchased yrs ago, but will use it) I would love to get recipes and other info from you.
Hugs and Prayers

Friday, January 2, 2009

Filling breakfast

I got up late this morning, so I just finished eating my breakfast. I scrambled 3 egg whites, 3 oz of ham, a few tatar tots and some swiss cheese and wrapped it all up in a tomato basil wrap. Awesome and very filling!!!! I will need to drink some extra water to get the salt from the ham out of my system, but it was worth it. The whole thing was only 6 points. That leaves me with 19 points for the rest of the day. Plus my aps for the day.

Not much going on today, do need to vaccum and dust. I have already finished up the laundry from yesterday and did my hotspots. Do need to decide what I will be making for supper.  Might just have left overs. We do have lasagna in the ice box and some other things, like sloppy joes and taco meat. Oh, just figured out what I will be having........a taco salad......Yum!!!!!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

A New Year.........

Sitting here this morning, I am thinking about all of the things that I would like to accomplish this year. Here are just a few in no special order...........
1. Lose weight....I know that is the number one thing that most people want to do and most of the time they fail at it. I just don't need to do it for health reasons.  I also need to do it because I LOVE MYSELF!!
2. Keep my home clean and peaceful. I dont like the "CHAOS" that I feel if my home is not straightened up at least.  I am not talking about deep down cleaning on a daily basis, but clean enough that I will not be embarrassed if someone would stop by.
3. Work on my relationship with God. I think that no matter how much someone prays that if they only have the one sided conversation and don't listen for his answer or guidance there isn't a relationship.
4. I would love to start doing some of my hobbies again. Some of them are seasonal related I will have to do them according to the weather.....ex gardening

I hope that everyone has some thoughts about what they want the "New Year" to be like for themselves and their families. I pray that all of them come true and that we find peace in all that we do.
Hugs and prayers