Thursday, May 24, 2012
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Oh yeah. Before Jerry left for work this morning I noticed the livingroom fan making noise. So I stopped it, took off the front, cleaned the dog hair out of it (shedding season) tighted the nut over the blade and put it back together. I had planned on doing that later this morning but the noise Meant it had to be done sooner or the nut would come off and the blade would fall off.
Thinking of fixing ham slices for dinner. I baked potatoes instead of having rice with the chicken last night so I may fix rice tonight. It's that or Mac and Cheese (Jerry loves Mac and Cheese). Well. I have done the dishes but still need to make the beds. Back in a bit to let you know what al else I've done.
Monday, May 21, 2012
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Started off waking up at 6:30. Took the dogs out for first mornings walk. Delayed going inside since Jerry was still asleep when we went out. When I heard him stirring, We went back in. Took care of checking my blood Sugar, taking my Insulin and putting my vitamins in a small tin to take with me to the cafe. I had the Eggs, Bacon, Hashbrowns and Biscuits and Gravy. The bacon was late and cold. I don't care, I ate it anyway. Jerry had the same thing. Oh wait. We stopped at two yard sales on the way there. Found a couple of things at the first. A base for my birdbath. A pan that will fit in my roaster oven and some plastic cups that are Red, White and Blue. The next one, I found nothing we wanted. Passed one on our way to breakfast and came back to it. Found an apple pie for Jerry. The next one was jackpot. I found several outfits for Baby Heather, and a dog toy for the dogs. Next one was also good, for me. I found 12 Christian Rock CD's. and one Casting Crowns DVD. Thought I had fond Jerry a new radio control car but he said the battries have been left inside and had blown up inside. ruining the contacts.Oh. yeah, before we left the house we had put the kennels on Jerry's bed and the dogs in them so they were right across from the air conditioner. We bought the largest Air we could find at Walmart cause the little one just isn't doing it. I found a black T-shirt for Jerry. It has a motorcycle on in it. decked out in red white and blue. I wanted to get him another shirt but there wasn't one in his size.Picked up the dog food we need for the week, as well.Stopped at yet one more yard sale on our way home, and picked up a small Guitar for 3 dollars in a case. It needs three strings but for $3. strings are the least of my worries. Either I will learn to play or I'll give it to the Grand kids when they visit.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
I've been distracted from the computer for a couple of weeks. I am loving my Cricut and I'm lucky in that Jerry is ok with me buying a cartridge or two each week, from Hobby Lobby. Of course it's not just that cartridge that I go in for. I need paper to cut with it, as well.
We heard from Jerry's twin sister last week, after she had surgery in her throat. It was not a good report, She has *non-Hodgkin lymphoma. She goes back tomorrow to hear what can be done about it. We are on Pins and needles until we "know" what to expect. We have been trying to get in touch with Kathy to get her to call her sister. So far no luck on that. Mary wants to hear from her.
Two days ago, I put out hummingbird feeder. I did notice some activity around it yesterday. Last night I found out that the man who does the close work (with a weedeater) is going to try to get around our camper tonight. So I moved everything out that I can move. And I noticed a couple of hummingbirds around it this morning. So once I finished up moving things, I put one chair back under the canopy and sat for about 30 minutes. I saw three Red throated, and 4 or 5 others that I don't know the names of. A pair of Grey's and a couple of brownish ones. A Pair was fussing at each other. They sounded just like a couple having their first fight. Of course, the cats are nosy and want to see what I'm looking at, so I came back inside.
Sunday was a rainy day. One of our neighbors wanted to have a cook-out to celebrate Mother's day, Her birthday and their Anniversery. But because of the weather had to put it off a day. So, on Monday Chris was smoking 15 pounds of ribs and 30 pounds of Chicken. I fixed Jerry Hot Dog cause I knew he would be to tired to go visiting. After he ate, I went over and was just in time to hear those gathered, sing her "Happy Birthday". I got one rib and one leg quarter to bring back home. I tried to eat on the rib and they are not very tender. I put them in my crockpot along with another piece of chicken I have in the fridge in my crockpot to finish cooking and sure hope that it turned out much more tender. I did add some KC BBQ Sauce to it, as well.
As I said Sunday was a rainy day. I did hear from both my girls over the weekend, but not from my son. That is usual. He just forgets that Mom would like to hear from him from time to time. We ate Breakfast in Clarksville at Golden Corral. Boy was it busy this time. We went to Wal-mart and picked up a few things. Drove around a little bit. Did our grocery shopping at The Hilltop, then home to put it all away. The rest of the day, until Dinnertime was just sitting around at the camper. Jerry did get a nap. He was also on the computer a bit, looking up his family to see if he could find out what their Uncle Sam died of. We know it was cancer but not what kind. He died back in 1963 or 64. Far as they can remember, He's the only family member who died of a cancer.
Definition of non-Hodgkin lymphoma: Any of a large group of cancers of lymphocytes (white blood cells). Non-Hodgkin lymphomas can occur at any age and are often marked by lymph nodes that are larger than normal, fever, and weight loss. There are many different types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. These types can be divided into aggressive (fast-growing) and indolent (slow-growing) types, and they can be formed from either B-cells or T-cells. B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphomas include Burkitt lymphoma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma (CLL/SLL), diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, follicular lymphoma, immunoblastic large cell lymphoma, precursor B-lymphoblastic lymphoma, and mantle cell lymphoma. T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphomas include mycosis fungoides, anaplastic large cell lymphoma, and precursor T-lymphoblastic lymphoma. Lymphomas that occur after bone marrow or stem cell transplantation are usually B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphomas. Prognosis and treatment depend on the stage and type of disease. Also called NHL.
Friday, May 4, 2012
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Dressed, Took the dogs out for their first daylight walk. They were out at 4 am, just before Jerry left for work
Then I had to bag up the trash and put it out by the edge of the road
While the trash can was empty, I filled it with water and took out our fold up chair, so I could sit and water my plants. I have three planters and seed in each but so far no sprouts yet. I filled each container with lots of water.
Yesterday, As I was sitting out under the canopy for a bit, I recalled I had put a box of baking soda by the door just for if I did this... the camper in front of us, has standing water around the end of the sewer line and their incomeing water line. It stinks. The warmer it gets the worse it stinks. I sprinkled the whole box of baking soda in the water and on the weeds around it. Well, the man from the last camper on our row, works off some of his rent by weedeating around the camper for Momma D. He was working around that one, just as Jerry and I sat down for dinner. I went out to tell him what that was. and then moved our chairs out from under the canopy and move a few other items so he could get under and around our camper. He "moved" and "Put back" my flower containers in front. (Huge Sigh) I had them just where I wanted them He did a good job weed-eatting, but not so good putting things back excatly where I had them. I had to turn my Elephant Ear container 1/4 turn. And I'm not sure he didn't drop the planter the catnip seeds are in. I could barely see after walking the dogs, but did notice that my sage was looking very sad, so I put the dogs in the house, didn't remove their leads since Jerry was inside, and took the sage around to the water spigot and gave it a drink last night. I took extra time this morning, making sure all the tubs had plenty of water. If I don't see any growth by this weekend, I'll try to find Rosemary and Tarragon and Catnip to go into those containers. That way if it's just very slow germanation, I'll still have the same thing in each one.
Funny. Yesterday afternoon, I took Barney out by himself, to play and get rid of extra energy that's pent up in him. I got "warm" so I decided to go stand in the shade.. walking right past our water spigot, I turned it on enough it would "mist" and Barney had a great time getting soaked in the mist. Ge t I had to stop the water when he started trying to dig in the mud.totaly forgot about his toy he was playing with. I think we will do that again this afternoon, only this time, I'll take a dishpan (I have extra's) and put it under the water cause Barney loves to play in the water.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
We woke up to a Thunderstorm. While I was making Jerry's breakfast, Rocky yelped and looked like he was limping. I checked him out and he's ok. I think he stepped on something. He loved the attention though. After I finally got Jerry's breakfast finished, I took the dogs out, The lighting was past but we could still hear the thunder. Macon did not want to go out. Rocky was ok with going out because it wasn't raining yet. Barney, well he's Barney. Wanted to run all over the place and got tangled up three times in just the few minutes, I gave up trying to untangle the leads and brought the dogs back in. I let Barney off last and he headed to the bathroom, jumped on the coutner and tried to get to the catfood. To say the least, he got in trouble quickly and is now back in his kennel. Looks like he's going to forever be on a short line in the living room when he's not in his kennel in the house.
Just called in the cats, two came in. Then I made the beds and put water down for the pets. Turned off the air, Need to go turn on the hot water tank. back in a minute (cue the humming)
There, the tank is turned on. I can do the dishes here in a bit, and take a shower before I have to turn on the air this afternoon. Our high is expected to be in the lower 80's today. If we keep the cloud cover, I may not even need to turn on the air. At least I don't have to water my flowers today. We just had a nice rain shower right after I got back in with the dogs.
Jerry brought me "my" rain coat from the van. It was out there because a couple of weeks ago, it was raining when he left here and his was in his gang box at work. His raincoat is now in the van, at least it is until he gets to work. He may end up "borrowing" mine again before the end of this week.
We really do need the rain. It's been dry and dusty around here the last few days.
I'm surprised that I have internet this morning. Usuall when we have a storm I can't get on-line for hours.
Right now, I'm downloading all of Aprils email to my computer. I'll sort through it all later. I'll have to start a new file for May's email later today, I'm sure.
Did you hear any Humming? I had to get up and run the dish water, pick up in the bathroom, put more water down for the pets, Love on the dogs a minute. And I set some dried Fruit to soak in some Orange Juice for when I make my breakfast in a couple of hours.
I just finished up taking a shower. Brushed my hair while it's still wet. Maybe it will "stay put" for a while. (yeah, right)
Still downloading emails from April.
Need to work on today's crafts newsletter.
Breakfast is made, ready to eat and I have just taken my meds for this morning.
AS it gets lighter and lighter out, the birds get noisier and noisier and the cats start going from door to window, looking for them.
I'm slowing down already.
Well. that was intresting. I took the dogs for the morning walk and all three cats went all the way around with us. When we stopped the cats stopped. Only once did they really get distracted and headed off on their own until I called them back. They were headed into the woods and I think it was either a bird of squirl that distracted them. Tupelo went over toward Chris and Raven's tent, but she came back when she noticed their dog was outside and very intrested in meeting her. Tupelo was not going to get that close to her.
Rocky's leg is still a bit sore, he limped a little. At first I thought we were not going to be able to take our walk, but he didn't seem to be in any pain and was pulling very hard on the line that I figured if he was hurting he wouldn't be pulling that hard.
ended up taking an hour nap.
Cut out a couple of elements for a card I am putting together, had to trim out one by hand. but I'm happy with what I got..
Took the dogs for a walk
fed the cats
put food down for the dogs.
Wait a minute, please, I need to get the pork chops out of the freezer for our dinner tonight.
There, the chops are down, they are for dinner tonight. Not sure how I'm going to fix them. Depends on how hot it gets in here. I want to fix either mashed potatoes or noodles with them. Of course I'll have a salad made up for the two of us. I went through my canned goods tub. I have a few cans of "Cream of" soup. I could smother the chops in that. but I'm not sure Jerry would like that. I might just heat the soup up in a pot on the stove and let him decided if he wants to smother his chop or not. Thinking I'll go with the mashed potatoes as I can use the soup as a gravy and have potatoes and gravy tonight. It's been a long time since I had gravy over anything.
I'll also make a dessert. Thinking of Sugar Free Jell-o with either pineapple or thaw some frozen strawberries and add those to the gell. Just not sure what I want to do, just yet. (still too early to want to think about it)
We got all our "running" around done on Saturday. We went driving around a bit, and since we ended up near the Hilltop grocery store, decided to go ahead and shop on Saturday rather than holding off until Sunday. We ended up eating Dinner at Cracker Barrel on Sunday. I wanted to go to the Dollar Tree store, but after dinner we just headed back home. It is a nice drive and we enjoy the countryside. It take just over an hour to drive from the camper to Dickson. Just under an hour to get to Clarksville.
Saturday, I sent Baby Heather a box, and Flat Stanley is on his way back to Bailey. She should receive him back either today or tomorrow.
Oops. my timer just went off, I have to go wash dishes, back in a few to add more to my note.
(hear me humming in the background?)
First strainer load is done. two more to go.
The sky is much lighter now, and the birds are starting to make a racket. I just turned the tv down a bit. I didn't realize just how loud I had it. I'm thinking of having a Ruben sandwich for lunch today. I found my one can of Sauerkraut when I went through the canned goods box.
Today is Trash day. So Now I have to go through the camper and find all the trash, bag it up, and put it out by the curb. So hear me humming again while I take care of that.
first, the cat box... (Humming)
Then the trash can in the back (more humming)
Back up front, take the bag out of the Tidy Cat tub, and remove the one from under Jerry's computer in a popcorn tin.. find the loose stuff and put it all in the larger bag.. tie the bag and walked it to the curb ( in my shorter nightie) Chris is up. I don't know if he "Saw" me or not..
Usually, I'm too late getting the trash out on Monday's. Mike gets up and takes care of it early on Monday's. The other two days of the week that he picks up the trash he's usually around for it after 10 am.
We have a chance of rain this afternoon. I have to pay the rent sometime today. I can give back the wash-house key, as well. When I went to do laundry this week, I saw that the lock had been removed. "good". We had a nasty family in here for a while. The Man. drives a truck for a living and so was not here all that often. His "wife" would come in, with a bunch of kids, not even sure if any belonged to them or not, and would just trash the place. Toss their trash out the door (not bagged up) Made a huge mess down at the fishing area. And I'll not tell you the mess that was left in the shower/laundry, Twice. Momma D had to serve eviction on them to get them to leave. A lot of yelling was going on two weekends ago. I'm glade they are gone although I never really saw them. I heard them each weekend. They would blast music so loud that I had to turn up the TV, and that was with the air on and the windows and door closed.
The timer has gone off again. I need to put away the clean dishes, wash up another strainer full of dishes,. so hear some more humming while I take care of that
my alarm went off, just as I got up so had to turn that off, Put away the clean dishes. washed and rinsed the next strainer load. put the pots to soak in the water and started a pot of coffee.
Wow, I have most of my "Dailies" done already. Still need to sweep the floor, but I want to also use Resolve on the carpet in the back. Will have to walk the dogs again, soon. and then I need to water my flowers.. The rest is stuff that isn't on a daily need to do list.
Well. It's time for breakfast. Oatmeal with some dried fruit soaked in the orange juice I use instead of milk. Then I can wash out that bowl and the dishes will be done for the day.
Jerry picked up a Radio Controlled Monster truck from Hobby Lobby over the weekend and has had a blast with it. Iexpect he'll have it out this evening as well, if he's not too tired. He had a lot of fun with it and the cats are not sure if they like it or not. They would follow it, until he would turn it around and drive it toward them. They could only handle so much of that and would run away.
Then I used the 409 carpet cleaner on the carpet in the back up to the kitchen doorway. I'm now waiting for it to dry. ( Hear me humming??)
finished up my pot of coffee.
I used Cricut Craftroom to design the bandana I want to make for Momma D. She's a huge Saint's Fan. I'm putting the emblem in the 4 corners of the bandana, once I get it cut out. It's getting cloudy so I doubt I'll be able to use the spray fabric color on it, today. But I can cut it out and iron it to the material.
I just turned off the hot water tank, closed the door, vents and windows and turned on the air conditioning. Although it's not "Great" is does keep it liveable in here as long as I'm not cooking. I have the back all cleaned up and the dishes done. Next is making a dessert. Thinking of Pudding.
We had some thunderstorms come through around 4:30 and I expected Jerry home early, and he was, by about 30 minutes. In the afternoon, after my "nap", I set up my Cricut to cut out a couple of things. It will cut construction paper well enough. Just have to change the settings a bit before I try again. I did cut out a couple of pieces for "Mother's Day" cards. One I cut too large and will re-cut a different piece this afternoon, I need to set the pressure setting a bit high as I ended up spending about 2 hours carefully cutting out along the lines it cut to get the frame I wanted. I'll try re-cutting that one as well, but if it doesn't come out, I have it already.
I fixed Pork Chops for dinner along with 4 cheese mashed potatoes, and a salad. I made chocolate sugar free pudding for our dessert. For the pork chops, I took some rice cereal and ground it fine in my mini chopper, added some Season All, then added the last of a bag of Southwester Ranch Seasoned Doritoes (maybe 1/2 a cup's worth of chips and crumbs) It was just enough to really give the chops some great flavor. I completely forgot about the cream of soup for a gravy on the chops.
Jerry went to bed early. He said he's been up and down from the thrid floor to between the 6th and 9th floor all day long. That's because the Fab area is on the 3rd floor. I'm guessing that they are not in a great hurry for this job or the company would have a Fab area on every floor, or at least every other floor.