Thursday, June 18, 2009

Quick Update

My mom had her last cataract surgery today and things went really well! Yea! She can't even use her old glasses anymore...she sees better without them. Woohoo!

DH took me up to our "new" hunting cabin on our upper farm. Very interesting! The guys were given an old mobile home and they pulled it up on top of the hill. We sat there for an hour or so and saw two deer! With some work it could be a nice little get-away spot. They found DD's old futon and stuck that up there for a sofa/bed. They also pulled my in-laws old table, complete with two benches and two chairs and stuck them in the kitchen. A generator was moved up there, along with a barrel on the roof for water. Interesting!

Still scraping paint in the craft room and DH is still working on the electric. I really need more outlets up there. Let's see, there is the sewing machine, two undershelf lights, a light box, an embossing gun and all the computer gear. Currently there just aren't enough outlets to go around and I am tired of the inadequate extension cord.

I am getting excited to have the older granddaughters here next month. I have already been working on some fun things for us do. I think I will put together some kind of puzzle/activity packets for times when they may get bored. If anyone has ideas for ways to entertain them I would be more than happy to hear them.

Oh great! We are under a tornado watch now. That means not a lot of sleep until it is over. I don't feel comfortable if the whole house is sleeping. Who will know if we are in danger? So...I stay up. I hope it doesn't last too long!

Okay, I'm done rambling for the night!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

He Rocks!

Okay, I may complain about my DH sometimes, but he really, REALLY rocks! While I was gone for the four days to Texas, he did the most amazing thing. He emptied out my crazy craft room!!! I have totally unable to get started there and he gave me this wonderful gift. Honey, I take back every bad thing I have ever thought about you, really! Love you! Now I have to get the walls ready for painting so we can paint and put in the new flooring. I can't wait to finish it! I will post photos as soon as it is done.

Obviously, I am back from Texas. Graduation was hot, but wonderful. I spent a day helping my DD get ready for the birthday party for her little ones which was earlier today. Mom and I drove down just for the party and even made it home before dark! It was great to have my whole family (my mom, my kids, and my grandkids)in one place! Even my youngest son and my newest daughter-in-law made it! It was so much fun and even some of DD's neighbors came with their children. I am so glad they have nice neighbors! Out of all the families on the block, I think my granddaughter is the only girl. But they all seem to have fun.

I wish I had photos to post from the party, but...I forgot to put the memory card back in my camera after downloading other photos. Talk about feeling like a dummy! At least I was able to use DD's camera and she will share the photos with me later. This is SO me, I forget everything!


Sunday, June 7, 2009

Yup, a second post!

I am late with this post. A month or so ago, I went with my DD and her babes to the zoo. I don't think I posted any photos so I am fixing that. We had such a good time! I am keeping this particular post short as the photos will pretty much explain themselves.



Well, my nephew, Kent Taylor Childress, is officially a graduate. That was one wild ceremony. Unfortunately, we were seated on the eastern side of the stadium under the wild Texas sun. It took about 2 hours for it to set enough that we weren't croaking from the heat. I finally had to go behind the bleachers for a while to cool off. My mom ended up feeling sick today, part of which had to be from all the sun. But, it was worth it!! We were able to see Kent from where we were sitting. The photos above are Kent, Kent with my mom, and Kent with his mom (my baby sister).
Afterwards, we went out to dinner at a cool Mexican restaurant. Yea, Kent!!!!! He is headed off to Texas A&M in the fall. Go Aggies!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

In Texas!

We had an uneventful flight yesterday and arrived in Houston about 8:15. After going to my sister's home for a while we finally got to the hotel about 12:45 am. The hotel is nice and the bed's are extremely comfortable! Slept like a log until 10:00 am when my mom decided it was time for me to get up. Shades of chilhood!!

Met a really nice young man on the plane. His name is, and this is stab at spelling it, Ahmash. We discussed families, books, games. I guessed that he was about my youngest son's age, 29 or so. He said that he is 40, but he got good genes from his mother.

I am being called to lunch! I'll post more tonight.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Sleep Needed!

I woke up really early this morning, for me anyway, Went to bed pretty late, for me, too. I feel like I could sleep for 6 more hours...ugh! I got caught up in an odd, but touching movie just before I was ready for bed and ended up watching the whole thing. The movie was set in London and the main two characters were actually childhood buddies that reconnect as adults. The quirk to the story is that one of them has since had a sex change operation and become a woman. In case you want to watch for it, it's called "Different for Girls" and I caught it on either IFC or Sundance channel.

Friday Mom and I leave for Texas to attend my nephew's high school graduation. We won't be gone long, just until Tuesday. Can't wait to see Kent in his cap and gown. He is such a smart young man and a fabulous musician. Pretty handy with a computer, too. The last time I was in Texas they were still struggling after Hurrican Ike. Many more businesses are open now and we will get to go to the Kemah boardwalk!

My DD and her hubby are struggling with an invasion of what we think are carpenter ants. She said it is really starting to "bug" her. I thought was a perfect comment even if she didn't realize it until I started laughing.

Watching Oprah last night was...interesting. Dr. OZ was on and they did a segment on erectile dysfunction. Apparently a gas is released inside the vessels that causes the arteries to open up to allow more blood flow. It sounded a little like nitrous oxide which is laughing gas. So Oprah say, "Laughing Penis?" Cracked everyone up including Dr. Oz. Doesn't look so funny on paper, but the audience had a really hard time quieting down and Oprah nearly fell out of her chair laughing. It was the first time I have ever seen Dr. Oz at a loss for words.

Gotta run, errands you know!