Saturday, October 29, 2011

Silent Saturday ~ Part Eight-two!!

Happy Saturday!  Today is going to be a beautiful day!  Mid 60's, mild winds and blue skies!!  Wow!  Don't ya just love fall? 

But it wasn't this way on Friday morning...

Sorry!!  I just had to share!  Can you believe it?   Snow!!!!!  Yuk!!!

Back to our regularly scheduled program...

Have a magical and blessed day!
Hugging you

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Random Tuesday....Still Recovering - Sigh!!!!

I thought by now I would be walking about 1.5 miles and feeling lots better!!  Wrong!!  Still having pain issues and retaining tons of fluid.  My feet look like sausages!!!!  Yuck!  Doc put me on water pills and that has helped somewhat!  But still...recovering!! 

I was supposed to join in some Halloween parties and I just haven't been able too!  Can't sit at computer long enough to get anything significant done.  Sorry party goers!!  Picture sad face here!!!

Would you believe they are forecasting snow for Wednesday night and Thursday here???  Sheesh!!!  It is only October for golly sake!!!!!!  If we have a bad snow year, I will be thoroughly bummed for sure!

Can't wait until Saturday night!!  Halloween party and I sure hope I am up to it!   Just have to make up some sandwiches to take..don my costume...take my Mojito mix...and show up!!  Woot!!

Been talking to my mom a lot more lately.  Her boyfriend died from stroke complications and she is feeling a little lost and sad!  Wish I lived closer!!  Poor mom!!  Let's all send her some love and hugs!!

Mom and I outside Hartville Chocolate Factory

Got my nails and toes done yesterday...they had a heck of time with my swollen feet...can we say...SORE!!  Anyhow...had them painted black!!  All in the spirit of the season ya know!!  With little ghosts on the big toe and my ring finger!!  So cute!  Will take pics when I am all decked out in my Halloween costume Saturday night.  Plan on taking pics at party too!  Woot!!  Woot!!

Joey came and helped me out again by mulching my new trees!!  Thank you Joey!  Now I have another helper, Nick, and he is repairing the stucco around the wall of the hot tub room!  Lots of cracks and abrasions!!  So needed!  Thank you Nick!  Will take pics and post next week!!

Here's some Halloween goodies for your viewing pleasure....


Ordering some firewood for the fireplace this week!  I think we are going to need it!!  Sigh!!  One cord of split cedar coming up!!

Hey!  The Cleveland Browns won their football game this past Sunday!!  Woot!  But it had to be one of the sloppiest and boring games I have ever seen.  They played the Seahawks and I was like watching a high school game!!  Sigh!  Yes they won; but seriously!!  They need a lot of practice!  Sheesh!  And they get paid how much per year?????

Thinking of getting a new car soon!  The truck has well over 300,000 miles on it!  Boy!  You can't beat a Toyota!!  It's a 1994 Toyota T-100.  Still runs like a champ!  But I think it is time to have a back up plan.  So we are looking!  I am leaning towards a Toyota Yaris!  Price is right and gas mileage is fabulous!!  Will let you know!!

I just can't sit here any longer!  So you know the plan.  Go and pay a visit to Stacy at Stacy Uncorked!!  See what other Randomness is going on!!  Also, don't forget sweet Keely of The UnMom...even though she is busy reading herself again future Zombie attacks...maybe your visit will help her come back and join us on a regular basis!!??? 

Thanks for stopping by!!  Have a magical and blessed day!!
Hugging you

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Silent Saturday ~ Part Eighty-one!!!!

Some pics to soothe your soul and delight your eyes!  Have a magical and blessed day!!

Hugging you,

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Random Tuesday......Celebrating Fall and Loving it!!

October 18th??  You have got to be kidding me!!  It truly is fall and the skies are so blue and the air is so clean.  I love it!!  The weather has been perfect....mild during the days and cold at night!  Great for sleeping.
Though I must say my sleep still isn't back to normal.  All the corsets and stitches make it impossible for me to really get any rest yet.  But I am one happy girl for sure!!

Let's enjoy some fall skies!!  Shall we???

Aren't they beautiful?

Dr. John planted a tomato plant back in June hoping for some real tomatoes for a change.  Usually the plants die off by September producing no fruit!  Not so this year!!  He is so proud.  Covering the plants every night with heavy clear plastic and putting a light inside has made all the difference.  The plant is now huge!!  And has fruit like we have never seen!!  Way to go Dr. John!!!  Woot!!  Woot!!

Gorgeous huh???? 

My Yarrow plant and Mint has also gone wild!!  What's up with that?

Front door and porch have been decorated for fall...thanks to my fav helper, Joey!!

Still a little rough....hard to do tweeking when you can't bend down or over yet! Ha!!  Will take more pics when finished!!

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your sweet well wishes for my speedy recovery.  I am doing well and starting to get around pretty good!!  Pain is manageable and drains have been removed.  That I am so happy about!  My belly is nice and flat and my breasts (sorry guys) are fabulous!  Ha!!  I am very pleased!!  So thank you all and thank you Jesus!!  This has been a long journey!!!  Now the next phase...SHOPPING!!!!!!

Hello Lisa!!  I miss you and I am so glad you got a phone!!!  So cool!!

Time for me to lay down!!  I can only sit up for so long and then it starts burning!  Ouch!!  But you know the drill!  Go and visit Stacy at Stacy UnCorked and see what other Randomness is going on.  Lots and lots I am sure!  And I always wonder if and when the Zombies will snatch Keely at The UnMom and take her away!!!!  Keely is still on hiatus and we miss her terribly.....come back to Randomness dear girl.  Only we can protect you for the upcoming Zombie attack!! Time to Randomize!!!

Have a magical and blesses day!
Hugging you

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Random Tuesday....I survived!!!

I survived!!!  I am well and so thankful for all your prayers and well wishes!!

Surgery took about 6 hours and he carved away 7 pounds!!  Woot!!  Right now I am trussed up like a turkey!!  Ha!!  And definitely in some pain.  But all doable!!  

Hope you all are well and I hope to be back on schedule next week!!  Now don't forget and do that Random Shuffle!!  Go and visit Stacey, at Stacey Uncorked and see what she and the other randomizers are up too!!  Also, go and say hi to Keely of The UnMom!!  She is on hiatus and we missed her terribly!!

Behave and see you next Tuesday with some interesting items I am sure!!

Have a blessed and magical day!!
Hugging you


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

RandomTuesday....T'was the night before......!!!

Well the time has finally come!!  Surgery is tomorrow morning at 7A.M. MST!!!  OMG!!  I can hardly believe it!!??!!  Prayers and positive thoughts would be much appreciated.  Surgery will last about 6 hours!
Whew!!  Dr. John is nervous...I am both nervous and excited!  Woot!  Woot!  It goes without saying that there will be no posts from me until next least that is my hope.  See you on the other side!!!

I have had such an allergy head...the pollen count is out of the roof!!  Here is one of the culprits!  My Juniper tree.....

Those ends are the culprit,.....the pollen generator!!!  Yuk!!  Nice to have trees but ugh...the head isn't happy.  Migraines and sore throat and head congestion!  Miserable!!  I know.  I am whining!!  Sorry!  Guess I am so miserable because I can't take anything....because of the upcoming surgery.  I can only take Tylenol!!  Doesn't help with congestion at all!  Sigh!! 

Hey!  It's October...the first week!!  That means the annual Balloon Festival is in full swing!!!

This is from my TV!  Ha!  All those little things under the balloons are people!  Talk about crowds!  Wowzers!  We were going to go...but the first days are the most crowded.  So by the time the crowds diminish somewhat, well I will be unable to go!!  (crowds swell from 600,000 to 300,000!!!)  Or something like that!!  Anyway, our local news channel has live pics so I thought I would share at least those!  If you have never seen this festival..,.you must come!!!  It is amazing!  Several evenings during the 10 day event, they have what they call The Balloon Glow.  The balloons stay tethered to the ground and fire up their burners...the balloon just glows!  It is so beautiful!  I do have a very nice guest room by the way...just saying!!
I am gonna be there next year for sure!!  Come!!!


In case you missed are a couple of pics of my Halloween decorations...well some of them...


More to come....

My friend, Cheri is throwing a Halloween party on October 29th!!!  6 to 9 P.M.!!  B.Y.O.B. and potluck!!  Costumes required for sure!!  She has been decorating for over two weeks now and she has the coolest creatures!!  I will be doing lots of photos very soon!  SPOOKY !!! 

Ray, the owner of a landscape company (sorry the name escapes me right now), is coming to replace my old, ancient peach tree with a new one.  He is also going to see up the irrigation system to incorporate the new trees!  Whew!!  Watering them takes two hours!!  Yikes!  Dr.  John does most of it and he is looking forward to the conversion from man power to electric power for sure!!  Ha!!!

Speaking of  Dr. John...they gave him a publishing date!  March, 2012!!  Woot!!  Woot!!!  We are so excited!!  Picturing me jumping up and down and clapping loudly!!

I AM SO EXCITED!!!  Just saying!!

Took my granddaughter, Cassie, to California Pizza!!  Cost....$92.00!!!  Yikes!  Can you say...DELICIOUS!!  But oh so expensive!!  Didn't realize!  I had an Asian Plum Martini and wow!!!  It is sooooooo good. 

Can you say......YUMMY!!!  As you can see...they have several specialties in martinis!!

Well I am going to take this excitement and get some last minute things and visit Stacy at Stacy Uncorked!!  She has some random things to share with you!  I just know it!  Also, other Randomizers are hanging out with her check them out too!!  Remember to go and say hi to Keely and tell her the hiatus should be over by now....Keely is The UnMom!  Tell her I said hello!!!!!

So good to see all of you!!!

Have a magical and blessed day!
Hugging you