Saturday, February 4, 2017

Life at the Speed of Light...Or...Zoom-Zoom

Good morning and happy Saturday peeps and peepettes!

I completely misplaced about a week and a half.  I remember doing yard work, cleaning house, going to the chiropractor, and then things get really fuzzy!! I opened my eyes on a Monday, went to bed that night, the next day was Friday.  Zoom-zoom...LOL

Completed my first two weeks of hip and spine adjustments.  My bones and muscles are feeling pretty good.  No pain, so I think this may work.  LOL  I feel a little like I'm in training for a beauty pageant....stand up straight, no slouching, tuck in that chin, keep your stomach sucked in, shoulders back and square...Someone asked if I was losing weight...nope, just moving it around and I've got better posture. LOL

Finished my roses just in time for the next rain.  Of course, had a little accident.  While minding my own business, a rose bush reached out and grabbed my jeans, and I took a little tumble.  I was worried that I had hurt my hips again, but all was fine!  My neck was a little tight, but no damage. Either I'm getting better at falling, or I'm getting tougher when I do fall.  LOL

I participated in my promotional interview on January 26th.  Still no news one way or the other.  The other assistant food manager (she did not interview) went up to see if a choice had been made.  She was told that the form had been submitted for hiring, but was incorrect, so needed to be redone.  I won't ask since I do not want to be accused of trying to promote myself.  Sigh...  The waiting is making me tired.

I've been working on the baby blanket, but really need to get this finished!!  My goal was the last day of January, but that was part of the week that I lost.  Supposedly, three skeins of yarn would be enough. Hmmm...nope.  So, I picked up a contrasting color for a few double crochet rows and a shell to finish it off. I HAVE TO GET THIS DONE!!

Here is a picture taken last week while we were waiting for the next storm to move in...I love the way that the silver clouds look against the blue sky.  SMILE

I checked my rain gauge.  Another three inches.  It's still coming down or two inches a day, soaking in, no flooding.  My husband and a neighbor worked on the road yesterday.  It is a dirt/base road and was starting to get a lot of pot holes.  They put in EIGHT truck loads of base and got it spread before the worst of the rain.  It is supposed to be dry today, so if they do a couple of passes with the tractors, it will be really nice.  We have a road fund and managed to collect quite a bit of money this year, so were able to buy the extra road base.  This should hold us for a couple of years.

On the Dad uncle and cousin came to see my dad last weekend.  It was hard for my uncle. He looks at Dad, his baby brother, and you can see that his heart is breaking.  Dad is not able to communicate, but I know that he recognized both of their voices.  He had his eyes open all the time that they were here and was awake for another hour after they left.  My uncle hasn't been to visit for about a year, it is just too hard for him.  But, I am so glad he came, even if it is the final time.  I talked to my uncle last night and told him that I know that Dad is in there and that he knew them.  It seemed to soothe him a bit.  We are almost at the four year mark for Hospice. Wow...never thought that this journey would be so long and twisting. Some days are hard, some are harder, but we will do what needs to be done until the end.  Sigh.

Off to start my day.  I am having coffee with a dear friend this morning.  It has been quite a while, so we have a lot to catch up with. 

Have a wonderful weekend, be kind to one another.


  1. I am so glad your back is getting all fixed up and you are feeling better. HOORAY! I am praying for God's will with that promotion.♥ You are doing great on that baby blanket. Have a super time with your friend. God bless you Angela.♥

    1. I am comfortable with whatever happens. I've had a good a career. If it's time to go, it's time to go. SMILE

      As for that baby blanket, I'm starting to worry that the baby will make it here first! LOL

  2. Glad you are feeling better sweet friend. :) I just know you've got that promotion, you are awesome! The baby blanket is so pretty. ((hugs)) On the Dad front, hang in there sweet friend. Blessings always. :)

    1. It is so nice not to hurt. The only problem...while I'm laying on the floor, stretching my back, I keep falling asleep! LOL At first, I only slept for a half hour or my back is feeling so good, I'm sleeping for two hours. Definitely don't have time for that. LOL

  3. I wish I could have a promotional interview or at least a raise, but sadly the city runs on the merit system so you have to earn points to a raise. It takes forever to earn 100 points!!!! I hope you get a promotion!!!

    Your baby blanket looks great! The colors are pretty! I like that it isn't gender specific so it can be used for another baby :)

    I'm sorry to hear about your uncle. It must be sad for him especially since he is the older brother.

    I hope you have a good week! Watch out for that rosebush!!!

    1. I planned to retire in 2015...LOL I'm still too young. Well, my heart is, sometimes my body feels a bit older!

      I'm glad that my uncle dad's body is starting to change and slow down. Sigh. It may not be much longer...

  4. Good luck with the promotion!
    Your dad is so very lucky to have you!!! There is a special place in heaven for you.
    Hugs :)

  5. It's wonderful to hear that your therapy is working well Angela. I have a head forward issue from 32 years of bending over kids' desks,a needle, books, writing, etc. My neck gives me issues sometimes and I have to do a few exercises. These help so be sure to do what they tell you to. I'm worried about your hips esp. if you're on your feet a lot.
    Too funny... just moving your weight around.
    Good luck with the promotion. I'm sure you fared well in the interview.
    Yes, your dad is fortunate to be cared for at home. Him doing so well is a sign of the good care you are providing.
    Stay out of the rosebushes.

  6. So glad you are coming along with the chiropractor.
    I'm sure the waiting is the very worst part of any interview situation. I'll bet it will go well for you and you might moving right on up!!!
    I know how hard it is to watch a loved on go down. You are doing a great job for him and I'm sure he knows that and appreciates and loves you for it!!

    1. Thank you. As hard as it is caring for my dad, it is right. SMILE