Sunday, April 26, 2009
Finally Did Arrive....
and his name
Ryan and Jillian in the "Father-Daughter" Dance
Ok, so my camera stinks and I'm no Rialeephotography..... but watch Ann's blog for the real pictures and a video of the dance... bring tissues :-) What a night at the elementary school auditorium in downtown Buffalo it was !
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
for this one....
Come home from work, set the grocery bags down on the counter, unpack for a few minutes and wonder why the dog is being so quiet..... Go on a hunt for her and this is what I get....She's gotten my purse pulled off the bench, dragged it across the living room, gotten herself tangled in it and is trying to chase down one of my fish oil supplements she got out of it....just another day ----
Hopefully the bunny will read the sign on our door and drop off eggs for these seven though :-)
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
So this is where I spent last night.....
yup, the lovely MeritCare Sleep Center...felt like I was in jail hooked up for my last rites.
This is my computerized wire panel....and yes, all of those wires were attached to my body "somewhere"...the pic doesn't do it justice as there were even more added after I laid down in the bed. Nor does it show the wires glued with ether and a blow torch to my skull. Good thing I had the gray roots washed away last weekend from my hair :-) I was told "light out at 10:30 and to try to fall asleep".... yeah... sure..... The room was hot... I sleep year round with the window open. There were only 2 pillows...I sleep with 4. The drapes were drawn with foam glued to the window panes for darkness...I sleep with the shades open with the moonlight beaming in....Try not to get up to go to the bathroom cuz of all the wires... I get up at least once a night....if you awaken in the middle of the night, they give you a sleeping pill to make it thru the night ---- I awaken at least 2 - 3 times each night...sometimes for an hr. or more. There's NO clock in the room so you have no idea what time it is AND the biggest disappointment of all? There's no snack cart with the candy striper asking you she can get you for a bedtime snack! Uff-dah!!!
So...how'd I do? Well all the results aren't in, but they didn't have to bring the crash cart in during the night like they do for some!!!! It took me longer than the normal 15 mn to fall asleep, I woke up SEVEN times during the night...(yes, count em 7 without being able to go pee) and when she came in to ask me if I wanted to get up for the day I thought it was about 5 AM and was surprised they'd release me that early and she just laughed and said "honey, it's almost 7:30".... Her final question to me was "so Sandra, how many hours of sleep do you think you got last night?"... I guessed "8"... to which she just smiled---- can't wait to hear the results of how much "actual" sleep their computer says I got.
Sunday, April 5, 2009
On Friday, we got to do what every grandparent loves to do.... attend 1st grade and see what your grandchild has been up to all year. We heard lots of singing, saw a bit of dancing, listened to some poetry, got to wear some flowers she had made for us,got to see her desk and papers, had some cookies and juice and got to view a drawing she made of her grandparents! Delaney (bless her little heart) had me dressed in a very hip lime green and yellow skirt and top....I was stylin' in her drawing man!
Sorta broke my heart though when the little boy in the desk directly next to her didn't have anyone there :-(.... he said his grandparents didn't like the cold, so they were down in Florida enjoying the sun! So Grandma Charlene and I enjoyed some juice and cookies with him as well. All in all, a fun day in grandparentville.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
MEDICATE the dog..... We finally found some of the peices to my sewing room so with forced time off due to the flood, I had plenty of time to put the room together and actually sit down and create some things. After pretty much spending the last 5 days straight in this room, with that crazed animal named Hazel, I'm thinking I'm not retirement material. I've always sorta wondered what it would be like...to just have day after day with no real agenda...no stresses... and just plain freedom to decide what I want to do when I want to do it. Well, now I'm not so sure I'd like that either!
The first pic is of what the room looked like when my time off started...
these last pics are what it ended up looking like after a few days of creating with Hazel in my life...I mean I can remember my days of stayin ghome when my kids were little...I did alot of sewing with Ryan sitting on my lap in between me and the machine. But this dog....
she went after everything she could get her little teeth on. And check out that last pic... AFTER tearing the room apart, she was exhausted and just sprawled out on top of her mess for a nice, short nap. Are there doggie tranquilizers? Maybe it's just my age showing....