Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Dad's Big 78.
We celebrated Dad's big day at Tammy's. He got his favorite dinner porcupine meatballs, baked potatoes, spinach salad, cherry jello salad.  I made a Black forest cake. Becca decided we had to have candles even though I warned her it would start a fire. She found 66 candles but had a "1" and a "2" so added that to made 78.  Here's the play by play. It took 3 to light them then it was hurry grandpa hurry before it is all burned up.
We did find some wax in some pieces but all in all it was great fun.
She's Out and About

First sighting for 2012.  We didn't see a lot of Myrtle last year but she is out now.  We've seen her once.  She was out getting a drink.  That's the best time to see her when we are watering.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Well I finally got it framed and upon the wall. It looks great. Thank you so much Matt and Ella for creating such a great picture. Such a good idea. I guess Ella is the one who kept after everyone to get their pictures to her. What a great job. Thank you everyone for making it possible. The guys at the frame shop thought it was a really neat picture and a great idea. What a great family we have.
We have put this group of pictures up on the opposite was wall. It all goes together really nice. I have several frames in the hall and in the family room and kitchen for vertical 4 x 6 snapshots. I also have some for horizontal but more vertical. These are all now so it is relatively easy for me to change the pictures periodically. So I would love some vertical pictures. I can print them myself so you can e-mail or text pictures.

We are enjoying some very pleasant weather but still needing more rain. The trees are blooming along with other flowers. It's a pretty time of year. Anyone up for a visit?

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Making progress

I'm so excited. I colored my hair today myself. That is the first time I've been able to do that since I fell and tore my rotator cuff in August. I guess the surgery is finally paying off. It's been a long haul but I feel I'm really making progress. I have a lot of mobility and am mostly working on strengthening now. After so long my muscles are flab.

Thank you so much for all the help you have all given me. It's hard to be on the receiving end but oh so appreciated. I am so grateful for such a wonderful family and good friends.

I continue to learn thru this trial. I have found I really need my Lord's help and guidance. I can't do it alone. And I am learning patience.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Trying to think of something exciting we've done to blog about and that I might include pictures. For Gaylene's birthday she wanted to go see the Nationals ice skating competition at the HP Pavillion here in San Jose (used to be the Arena).
We went to the pairs ice skating short program. They were really good and we had a fun time. Tammy and Gaylene and I went. Dad and Becca and Alyssa joined us before for lunch, then Alyssa and Becca went looking at wedding gowns.
We went to Tracy and Johns in January for Jesse's homecoming. That was really fun but it snowed almost the whole time we were there. Jesse gave a great talk and we were really fortunate they had church. All the other wards in the Stake were cancelled because of the snow but Jesse's bishop knew he had family in town so they went ahead with it. It was fine when we went to church but it snowed all during church and we had a lot of snow to contend with going back to Tracy's. We were glad we weren't driving. Monday I got the flu and had diarrhea so bad and ached all over. I didn't say anything until that night. The next day I slept all morning but felt much better but still had diarrhea. We planned to return home Wed. and went to the airport for our flight at 4:00. I still had diarrhea but was feeling okay. They cancelled our flight. We rescheduled for 8:25. At 8 they cancelled our flight. We rescheduled for 6:50 the next morning. I called Tracy to let her know we were still there but didn't want them to come get us because the roads were so bad and we would have to be there so early in the morning. So it was a night in the airport. I watched as they loaded truck after truck with snow to hall it away. At 12:30 I went to StarBucks for some apple cider. It was really good going down but I still had diarrhea. Anyway it was finally morning and the runways were ice so our flight cancelled. Rescheduled for 3. That was cancelled at 11. This time I told Tracy she could come and get us. We rescheduled for Sat. Tracy got the flu Thursday night so Shannon and I fixed dinner Friday. By this time I was all better and felt great. It was good to get home although we did enjoy our stay with Tracy and family.

We went to the Disney Museum when Julie and Terrell were here after Christmas. It really is for adults Children I think would be bored. I really enjoyed it. We spent three hours there but Gaylene and I want to go back because we didn't get finished. It was a beautiful day and we got some great pictures of the Golden Gate bridge.

I'm recovering still from my rotator cuff surgery. My PT is having me use weights now (1 and 2 pound) I feel I still have a long way to go but I do see improvement. I still can't lift much but I am back to water aerobics which I really enjoy. I did enjoy my walks with dad.

I tried to post some of the ice skating videos but for some reason I couldn't get them to download.