Monday, January 9, 2012

I might be going to St. Croix!

My son is going with his Dad and his girlfriend (who used to be my brother's wife) to St. Croix again this Feb.  He asked me if I wanted to go and he will pay for my ticket.  I would love to go!  I already told my husband I may be going.  He doesn't mind but I will have to see if it is alright with Sarah's grandmother because I think she will be in school that week.  She will also be on her insulin pump by then and Grandma doesn't know how to do the set change.  I can either teach her or take Sarah off the pump while I'm gone.  Grandma gets very nervous about anything new.  She is always afraid she will do something to hurt Sarah.
Speaking of Sarah, the primpy princess managed to miss the bus this morning by taking to long to get up and ready!  She walked out the door just to see it go by.  I had to drive her to school.  Grrrr.  
Anyway, I'm already planning on what I want to do and see while in St. Croix.  I want to go on a snorkeling trip.  I want to go horseback riding.  I want to tour the gardens, historic sites and distillery.  There is so much to do!  I have never been to the Caribbean so this will be so nice!  This is a picture I snagged from Travis from his trip last year.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Little things

Just watched The Five people you meet in Heaven. Makes you think about what the story says.. that everything you do, everyone you meet or encounter, can change that persons life. The other day at CVS I saw an elderly woman on her knees feeling around the floor for something. I asked her if she needed help and she said she thought she dropped a dime or a quarter. I looked but didn't see it and reached in my pocket and I had a quarter in it and I gave it to her. She said "oh no you don't have to do that". I then pretended it was the quarter she lost. She was so happy. Maybe it is just a little thing but at the moment it was everything.   Most people  could care  less  if  they drop  a dime or  a  quarter  and  couldn't find  it,  but  to  her  it  was something.   She  probably  grew up in the  depression  or perhaps  is on a  fixed  income.    What ever the case I was glad I could help her even if  I  was  devious.   How many  others would of  walked by?  I have a strong love  in my  heart for  the elderly  after having worked with  them for 18 years.   The  urge  to  help  never goes away.    Some people  from the church  and I went to the  nursing home I used   to work  at and  this old  gentleman   was  in a chair and  I thought  he  was going to  stand  up and  I rushed   forward to stop  him.   I don't  work there  anymore, I could of  just stood there  but I couldn't.   I saw  several  people there  that  night that  I knew,  people  I worked with  and  residents that  knew me and  it  makes me feel  so  good that they are happy to see me.    I hope  I made a  difference because  that  is  what  life is all  about  isn't  it?  Love   and caring  for  your  fellow man.  
This is my Mom, she  loved to bake and made the best  cheesecakes!    I think I  got  my  caring  heart  from her.   I love  you Mom!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Tired and bored...

Happy New Year to everyone.  I  had a great New  Years Eve.  Went over to Pastor Kurt and Sharon's house.    There was lots of yummies to eat and then we played a very  funny game of Balderdash.  I haven't  laughed  like  that in such a long time!

I  am still considering reconstructive  surgery to  get a new breast.  I  would get skin taken from  my abdomen  and  have it put up on  the chest, then the other breast would get a lift done to  it.  I  would have two  new breasts and a tummy tuck!  It is a big surgery however and  I'm sure a painful recovery.   I  am  scheduled  to  see the surgeon on  the 16th of this  month.  I should  just go for  it, sure would help with my  body image and how I  feel about myself.  I've had all kinds of surgeries  and can  tough this one out  too.   I think the  worst  surgeries I have has were the hernia surgeries.  Those were  very painful after. 

We  are in the middle of  a cold  snap.   It is only 15F  at 2:00PM today but by the weekend we are supposed to be in the 40's.  We still haven't had any big snow storms yet this year.  Last year  we had  a  lot of  snow  in February so I'm  sure  we won't have too  long to wait!

Monday, January 2, 2012

My Wild bird cam

I have a live feed of  my bird feeders  right  outside my window.    You  can  check  out the  birds,  squirrels, weather, trailer park  folks etc..  Live!    USTREAM