Saturday, December 31, 2016

Want to Wish ALL a Very HAPPY NEW YEAR

I'm not doing any good,,, this hip doesn't want to hold me up, so every step is very very slow. Rarely leave the house because of that.

Thot i was gonna have to go to the store to get a few things, mainly 2, to make chicken and rice from a very simple recipe, and o wow,,, my friend that sends me meals sent one of chicken and rice today! lol.

This friend cooks for a couple once a week, and told me it was no trouble to just put enough for me to make a meal too. I pay her a little, once a month, but this helps me so much. She does a lot more than once a week for me, and the one she sends makes me at least 2 meals... I was gonna make a pot of 16 bean soup too,,, just haven't done that yet. Got a package of corn bread mix out last week, but,, out of date as usual (for me),, tried it anyway, then threw it away. Didn't rise. Just bought ONE to cook. lol,, no keeping any for a future need.. would let it get old. It's sitting there on the counter with the package of 16 bean soup mix. Hate to rinse that mix, all those little things go thru the holes in the colander.

My feet and lower legs began swelling again a few weeks ago. Have an appointment to see my doc on tues. morning. Don't want anything messing up my surgery date on 2-13-17!

Update on my son... he fell again last week and broke the same bones that had just gotten well,,, his knee cap and some little ones in his foot. He also got bitten by a possum and had to take the rabies shots,, then refused to take the last one. The possum was on his porch facing off with a cat over cat food, and he swatted at it, and it bit his hand and wrist. It ran off, so no testing could be done and that's why the shots.

This great grand child is such an adorable boy,,, i can just sit and watch him forever. My g/dotter sent a video of him crawling and sliding on his belly backwards, down a long hall, stopping once to look back and turn to get to the stairs he had to go down. hahahaha,,, did a LOT of preparing for them! He's been running for a few months,, didn't say walking,, he kinda skipped that. He will go to the box of toys at my daughters and pick out a spoon or a whisk, then stir in a bowl or pan. He wakes up smiling, and in just a few minutes, he's going full blast again...running. He's got music in his soul,, will dance just hearing it... wish i could put a vid on here. It's on facebook, can't do it.

Ok, i'm just sitting here not having anything else to write about, so, yall have a


Saturday, November 26, 2016

Thanksgiving around here

I wasn't able to go, but my brother took me up to the gate so i didn't have very far to walk. I was really hurting so even that distance was hard for me, but i slowly made it. I stayed down as much as possible, but there was just a certain amount i had to do, like go around the 2 tables loaded and fill my plate, just a bite of this and that,,,go to the bathroom a few times, almost killing me to get up from the low toilet. I came home and took a nap later, then went back. Couldn't get up by the gate, but got as close as i could, and there was a big crowd in the garage already playing poker....Later went in the house and got a plate to take home. By 5 or so i was hurting bad enough i had to come home.

Couldn't do anything about the pain for the rest of the day and night..HORRIBLE...
Stayed down most of the day Friday because of the pain, and today it's a little better. Gosh, that injection sure didn't last long.

That was my Thanksgiving. Hope everybody's was a lot better!

Yall tc, and


Sunday, November 20, 2016

OK for Surgery,,, yeaaaa

Got the approval for my hip replacement, have an appointment on 12-7 to discuss it and set the date.... Gosh, am i ready! I did get an injection, steroid, last Tuesday and from the first deadening shot, i got huge pain relief. I could feel it going thru the whole area, so when the feelings came back, my pain level was like a 1 or 2.... WOW. I even took off once from the bathroom without a walker to answer my phone, without realizing it....Now i know what a new hip will do... lol.

Not sure i'm going to my brother's house for TG dinner,,, 1/2 block from me, lol. His driveway is long and narrow, don't know why he built it that way, but with all the family, it is so inconvenient to get to his house. THEN, here you are carrying food! I know i would be able to park as close as is possible but just not sure i want to handle it. You get out of your vehicle, have to go thru a chain link gate, and still go down a sidewalk, up steps to the door. Horrible set up. Having someone bring me a plate is just lots more appealing. Did it last year.

Their g/dotter has just been transferred to an acute care enter in Round Rock, a few days ago. And is having to deal with what happened, and how much time, 3 months, has been lost to her. She's the one that was burned throwing the gas on hot embers. They kept her sedated all that time because of her movements when she wasn't,, letting the grafts heal.

We just had our first freeze. Seems like it's so late, but i think normal is 11-12,,,what i saw on the weather.

Ok, no more to say, so yall tc, and


Sunday, November 6, 2016

O Mercy,, It's Been a Long Time

SS, Lots going on. Mainly appointments with docs. Trying to get approval for hip replacement, just got a stress test done, but,,,, he wants me to do an electrocardiogram now. "He" is a pa, not the main one. There was something he wanted to check further. Ok with me as long as i can do the hip..

Now, this stress test was NOT like the one i had before that i'd never do again. I got to sit on a high stool thing, with a padded arm in front of me that i folded my arms on it and put my head on them for about 15 minutes... hey i did it! Twice,,, lol. The only part i really hated was when they put something into my veins and made me feel like i was running on a tread mill, had to really breathe hard. It increased for 2 minutes, then went slowly off for a minute, 3 total. Now, that was hard. My blood pressure went wayyyyyy up once, like, 218/118. They really stressed me out lol.

Just seeing that we are under a weather alert... been pouring for a bit. Heard a deputy say a couple of streets had about 4" of water on them.

Made myself some oatmeal for lunch, needed something warm. I had finally turned on a little heat in here,..... We still haven't had a frost!

My g/daughter brought Little Man over yesterday and i just sat and watched him for hours...He was 1 on 9/11, and will keep you entertained forever. One time he was just running back and forth, and when he went by me he squinched his eyes shut and never slowed down! He doesn't know he needs to watch what he's doing, hahahaha., talk about learn the hard way. Then when she put him in the hi-chair and put spaghetti  on it, he would pick one up and sling it out,,,he had fun with that for a bit before he started eating it...His hair is so red it glows,,, lol.

I'll try not to wait so long in the future,,,didn't know i could even write this much today,,,yall tc, and


Thursday, September 29, 2016

Still Around

Yeah, still here,,, same ol, same ol...

Waiting for my car to get picked up this morning. Just for a going over, check up,,,If i go out of town, i want to know everything is ok,,, and i know, it can still have something come up. Sometimes it hangs in park and i went by and asked him about it last week. He said after i start it, to wait about 5 seconds to move the shiffter to let it do something?,, dont remember what. Anyway it still is hard sometimes. Little things like that.

I dont think i wrote about this, but my niece was burned with gas about a month ago, dumb dumb dumb, but she threw it on embers and when it flamed up she stepped back and fell. It burned her about 30% mostly over her hips and legs. They flew her to the Brooks Army Burn Center in San Antonio. She is finally showing some improvement over the pneumonia, and a bad infection, which is finally gone. They still havent let her regain consciousness, which is good what with the treatment they have to do, and are doing skin grafts as much as possible.  Might be there another month.  Dont  know what will happen later, she and her husband fight all the time, just got kicked out of their trailer for not making payments, 3 little kids they shouldnt have custody of.  Still, shes family and its going to be horrible for her. Would appreciate your prayers for her.

Weve had lots of rain and the lakes are full !!!,,, Been years. Having to use the flood gates a lot, now.

Im supposed to have a stress test and there is one in F'burg that doesnt require you to lay on a little narrow table with your arms up for 20 minutes not moving, twice. Wont do that ever again. Just cant. This other one is an ETT?,, myocardial?,, and they inject something in you, let you sit in a chair when they hook you up to the machine,,, and gosh, dont know what im talking about, just that i wouldnt have to lay on a table twice.  Now im wondering if a hip replacement would help, since it hurts on both upper legs in the bursa area, the same. Gonna ask before i do anything else.

Enough yet? Im out of anything to say, so yall tc, and


Friday, August 5, 2016

To You BB

Your OVERDUE post wont let me put a comment on it, so,,,, this is it.

I did a double take when I saw it, not kidding! And I know I don't post every day, week or even month now, but I do comment on others so everybody knows im still around.

That pic of you sure looks good, and the fat cat too. lol. Mine wont fit on my non existent lap, hes so heavy. When it lightning he creeps thru the house and attaches to my feet. If I move he does too. So funny.

Ok, wasn't a post til I read yours, so yall tc, and


Thursday, July 14, 2016

Why Do I Do It?

Cook,,, that is. Well, not much, just baked 4 of those chicken tosquitas,,, 11 minutes, and it's STILL tooo hot to use my toaster oven! My weatherbug thingy is showing 102 and my new portable AC just won't cool down below 84.

I looked for days at those portable ACs, and went ahead and got a 10000 btu, but,,, should have gotten a bigger one, even tho the info said it would cool the area I needed. Of course, this is Texas hot.

Now, don't get excited, but I went to bed the 2nd, started shaking, teeth chattering,,, hard chills. Couldn't get em to stop, ended up calling the ambulance to go to the ER. Turns out, had a  urinal  track infection, 103 temp.,,, and that had put my heart into A-Fib. They finally decided to send me to Round Rock to monitor the heart while they treated the infection. I was there 3 or 4 days,  MISSED OUR FISH FRY ON THE 4TH! And actually, what was done could have been done here, because nothing was changed until I went to see my doc here last Tues. She upped one of my meds for the A-Fib, so we'll see if it works. I'm doing fine. The only time it races is when I first get up. Takes about 20 minutes to quit. I keep having those and don't know why, nobody else does either. I'm seeing the urologist in a week,,, see what he says. I rode in an ambulance to get there, and it was like riding in a wagon bed.... horrible.

My son came up to the ER and waited with me,,, was horrified at my readings.. 158 pulse, bp like 258/156 or something like that. I think the med is gonna work. If meds won't then a pace maker is the future.

Seeing that hip doc next wed.... wonder if he'll help me with all this other going on....

OOOO MMM GGGG... seeing a commercial about shingles,,,had em,, horrible thing. GET the VACCINATION!!!

Hope you're well, DD,,, and hope BB is ok,, I'm getting there..

Yall tc, and


Saturday, June 25, 2016

Want an Update?

Gosh, hate to even write this, it's all still the same.

My pain doc put an epidural injection into my hip about a month ago, thot I would die that nite for about 4-6 hours. Worst pain I've ever had. Won't ever do another one. But anyway, the next day there was no pain, and over the next week the pain came back a little at a time, but not as bad. I guess it did help quite a bit. Have an apt. to see the hip doc in July.

My sis is having her annual bbq later today, and 2 cousins came down from Paris for the weekend. These are my 2 favs. They're 6 or 8 years younger, but their Mom was always my fav aunt too. I had forgotten she died on 7-4 a few years ago.

Yall might have heard about the drowning here last week. It was on a lot of news channels. Even my cousin said he heard it up there. The river goes right thru the middle of town, and there's a dam too, creating a holding area for our water. Anyway, forever, people have walked out on the dam and fished on the bottom side from it. This man and his 13 yo dotter were about in the middle and she fell in, and didn't come up, so he jumped in to rescue her, and in the meantime another man had done the same, got the girl, resuscitated her while 2 more men managed to get the dad out. But it was too late for him. Still don't understand how this could happen. There were no flood gates open, so how could there be a current? People swim there all the time, and this is a first. Maybe i'll learn more.

My nephew came over and put these sun/heat blocking screens over most of my windows a couple of days ago. Makes a world of difference with my ACs. He made frames from trim boards, stapled the screen on, and tacked it up over the windows. Didn't know it came on a roll, and there's plenty to do the few other ones. Will get to those later. This makes up for my huge tree.

Gotta git,,, nap time. Gotta prepare for that good time coming... Yall tc, and


Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Been a While

Just about lost interest in blogging, even reading most of them. I have so many appointments to keep up with, hurt so much of the time, then add in trying to remember things,,, lol...Memory not any worse, its just so much.

I was put on a stronger pain med, (which i really hate) but it seems to do me some good. I don't hurt as much, but i wish i could just say,,,, do the implant....There's a trial period i would have to do first.

 I was put on Eliquis for my heart beat or something,, and i would have to quit taking it for about 2 weeks to have the implant that would hook wires to my spine. Forget what it's called,, (lololol). Then it would be a danger of forming a blood clot if i fell or something. I might get to the point to say,,, DO IT ANYWAY.

A friend came up with parkinson's a couple of years ago, and she's just in her 50s...She just had that brain implant done and it worked! SOOOO GOOOD! She's still getting it fine tuned, but the shaking is stopping! I really admire her for doing it. But she says,,, what choice did i have?,,

I had to have my eyes tested yesterday, and i don't have Macular Degeneration. It's kinda like it, but age related. I'm to go back next week and see a specialist, but she said he would probably just want to keep a watch. No change for new lens.

See? All i can talk about is my problems with health!

Lunch time,, be back,, some day. lol. Yall tc, and


Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Great Easter

O boy,,, Have a little hope today, with my hip, leg problem. The doc put an injection into the SI area, said it was the only place left to try...(OMG, then what?) And it seems to be working, little or no pain now. I'm still having to use the walker and probably always will, but,, no pain? I'll do that. I know BB mentioned this and i hope his is working for him. We seem to have the exact same problem. I was just getting to the place where i couldn't find a pain free position to sleep,,, not good.  There is still one option, the spinal pain stimulater. But that's an implant and she explained it could be a problem with the new drug i was put on,,Eliquis. I told her i would stop taking it long enough to do what was needed. O well, still hoping this injection is gonna work.

Ok,, enough of that. I had decided i couldn't go to my nephew's for our annual Easter get-together,,, but,, my SIL told me they would take her mother's wheel chair she had at her house, and i wouldn't have to worry about trying to walk. SOOOOO i did and it was fantastic. I could use the chair like a rolling walker and get in and out.

He had our butcher cut 32 1" pork chops, and i don't know how many chickens, plus sides of sausage, maybe other stuff,,, lol. SOOOO GOOOD! I had 1/2 of one chop, a little potato salad, and a little baked beans. Now to tell the rest of the story,,,, 1 small piece of chocolate pie, and half of a small slice of pecan. I didn't even bring anything home, which i usually do for another meal. I did take a 12 pack of beer when i went out the day before so the "cooks" would be encouraged to cut that wood,,, hahahaha.

I took my son a plate since he couldn't go, couldn't walk either. He went to the doc yesterday and he drained a lot of fluid off his knee, and put a steroid shot in it too.  He called last nite and was amazed he could already walk on it. He can't wait to get it well enough to use that little rolling scooter thingy they gave him,,, hahahaha. (you put a knee on it and roll away, no crutches.) He'll be rolling all over town!

Did yall know that our Verizon is now Frontier? I changed it all last week, but when i tried to pay my bill today, i couldn't sooooo,,, just decided to wail til after the first. NOW, hope i don't forget...lololol. I pay almost everything online, postman told me i was taking his job away,,, hahahaha.

Have yall seen that new TV show, Little Big Shots? Love it. It's like the old Art Linkletter(?) about kids say the darnest things. I recorded 2 hours of it Sunday nite, and watched a little last nite. It had idenital twins 11 yo, playing jazz with their horns... O WOW. They had about 8 of their siblings as the rest of the band, played 'when the saints go marching in".....Might have to back up and see that again, was so good.

Ok people,,, hope i've made up for missing so many postings, so yall tc, and


Monday, March 7, 2016

Where is BB????

Has anybody seen or heard from BB?

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Everyday Bloggers

I've quit writing blogs every day, was just nothing to say, and now, i've noticed that a lot more have done the same. I'm still in that same mode,,no news, at least nothing to write about. I have such a boring life. I still hurt, nothing has helped, don't know what to do, and i still have the same dog problem, got a call in now for the animal control man.

Going in the morning for the follow up with my heart. I think the meds are going to be the answer, they have done it so far. TG!!! i didn't get put on cummaton,(?) They put me on Eliquis, a new one that works like cummaton, just doesn't make you bleed a lot from cuts, etc. She told me not to read the insert papers and throw them away,,, lol, so i didn't even read them. She said to look at what would happen if i didn't take them...Heck, at this point,, i just don't care. I'm on about 10 or 12 meds, and that's not counting a couple of vitamins, or occasional ones.

I've been getting a Walmart order ready, making a list, etc. LOVE IT, that i can order online and it's delivered to my door... in lots of packages,,, lol.

I was parked at the grocery store yesterday, and saw this aged lady leaning on a buggy, barely able to take a SLOW step, and got to watching, wondering ,, was she driving?,,, There was a boy helping her til they got close to her small pickup, then he put her groceries in and left her on her own with her cane. He took the buggy with him. She leaned on her truck front and slowing went around, then slowly finally got in,, and all this time i'm watching to see if she's gonna make it or not. She sat there a while, then when she finally started it, and drove off (slow) i decided to follow just to see how she was going to get her stuff in. She drove ok, and i went on by when she got to her house, BUT, went around and she was still sitting there with the door open. WELL, i still couldn't drop it, soooo,,,, went back after a few minutes, and she had somehow gotten a wheel barrow and was there by her passenger door to unload her stuff. So i guess she made it. Wow.... I'm bad but not nearly that much. How does she make it? Living alone i assume.

I wonder if she knows she can use the senior bus, and they would help her in and out? I might tell her, if i see her again, and i will watch for her. I have a hard time carrying in a gal of milk and she had a 12 pack of beer. I've started using my big red wagon,,, lol.

Ok, yall tc and


Sunday, January 31, 2016

Out of Touch

Woke up Wed night to go to the bathroom, then couldn't get a deep breath. I went to my lazyboy for the slant, used an inhaler for asthma, nothing helped.  So, after about an hour, i called an ambulance, thinking it might be that pneumonia i had before. Thank God it wasn't but they found that my heart rhythm was too far off, on the top of my heart, sooooo, they kept me for observation, did thousands of tests, lol, and i didn't get to come home until Thursday at noon. Seeing my doc next Thurs for follow up, maybe a med change. They did contact my heart doc too. They told me that was why i was tired so much, and had the trouble breathing.

THEN, after a couple of flushes Sat morning,my toilet stopped up totally. I called my plumber, had to leave a message,,,, didn't get a call back. Remembered reading some dawn (dish soap) hacks on facebook, i had saved them, so i looked them up and sure enough, there was one to use for a stopped up toilet.....I put the cup of dawn in it, let it set overnight,(says 15 minutes) and poured the bucket of hot water in today....Took a minute or so, and WOOOHOOOO,,, it went down!! I got to call and cancel the plumber! I had a potty chair thank God. Use the frame over the commode.

Well, that's all my news,,, lol.... otherwise, same ol, same ol. O yeah, started using my oxygen and breathing machine at night, again. Slept 8 straight hours last nite...Yall tc, and


Thursday, January 14, 2016

My Own Cooking?

I am shocked!! at the cost of making a dish,, just one thing!...A can of Campbells soup, chicken broth, cost 2.19 The 3 or 4 chicken thighs, skinless, boneless, 3.05. and on and on. About 10,00 to make the chicken stew stuff, and i had potatoes, a can of mixed veges. Sure was good tho. I made it in the crock pot, throw it all in, cook.

The recipe is on www. It called for 2 c of baby carrots, i put potatoes. then a c of peas, i put mixed veges.

My car started missing again,, on Friday, so i called my x and he told me he had found a new one. He glued the old one and it had lasted this long. My son did come by and put it on, no change. Still missing, engine light still on. Today i took it to the place i get my repairs done, no miss, from the time i started it, til i turned it off back home. He said maybe picked up some water in the gas, had been having that a lot, sooooo,,,, maybe, maybe it won't ever happen again...He checked my fluids, and tires. Need my oil changed in the near future, but J put a quart in so im gonna let it go a while.

Ok, about lunch time, cooking a couple of frozen egg rolls. so yall tc, and