Monday, August 1, 2011

My Birthday

Well....today is my birthday.  A number of years ago on this very day I became my own person and life's lessons began.  Funny, all these years later and the lessons continue.  So much to learn and so little time to learn it all.  What a shame.  If we only had another few hundred years (and we'd still say the same).

My daughter-in-law went all for me this weekend and cooked EVERYTHING I love, and sent a ton of it home with me.  I will have left overs all week, and it's perfectly fine with me.  Had a great time at her and my son's house with the family.  I would say a perfect weekend.  Can't say that too often.  And now, it's back to work.  I hope everyone has a lovely day!!!!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Another First

Posted my first item for sale on Ebay last night.  Can't wait to see how that goes.  Just might have to try it again if it works.  Trying to find things to do inside, just too hot to be hanging out too long outside.  It was 110 yesterday.  Been too hot to ride to work recently too.  Supposed to be a cool front next week only in the upper 90s.  Maybe I'll try riding again next week.

Been taking my mother to a new place each Saturday for lunch in all the tiny towns around our area.  We've been enjoying that a lot.  You can't beat those hometown restaurants for good food.  At some point we'll have to start over and try something new.  Can't wait for that. 

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Family

My dad passed on earlier this year.  He had been ill with Dementia for at least 2 years we were aware of.  The symptoms are horrible for all concerned, not only the patient.  My cousin is calling me now to get advice as his dad, (my dad's brother) as his dad is beginning the same process.  His condition is about a year behind my dad's.  I hate the idea of him having to go through this.  He's an only child, so although he has a very strong family of his own, he doesn't have family to take some of the load for him.  I've told him to call me anytime, since I'm too far away to help physically, I can be a sounding board to help him de-stress.  Family being there for family is important, it's what gets us through. 

I was there with my pop through the last 3 weeks of his life, 24/7 for the last 2 1/2 weeks.  Wouldn't change it for anything and am happy I was with him.  Was hard at the time, but....it was worth it.  Although I miss him now, I know he's not sick anymore and he feels good, gotta be happy for him in that.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Pumpkin Waffles

I found this recipe this winter and couldn't resist!  I loved the idea of being able to freeze them.