Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Granny Update

So I finally found out late yesterday evening what's up with Granny. She has double pneumonia. As in, pneumonia in both lungs. Gah! How in the heck did that happen?

She's still in the hospital resting and recuperating.  Thankfully both of her children are retired and can take turns sitting with her during the day. Her sister is taking care of the dog and house so Granny is able to just relax and concentrate on getting better. I'm sure she's chomping at the bit to get home and get active. Granny's never been a sit still kinda gal. The whole not being able to breathe thing is probably the only thing keeping her from revolting and going home.

Daddy was in pretty bad shape last night when he got home. He didn't go prepared to end up at a hospital all day which means he didn't have his pain meds and muscle relaxers for his back.  They thought they'd go to the doctor, get some meds and come home. Needless to say, when  he finally got home (in time to take his leukemia meds, thank goodness--he has to take it twice a day at specific times) he was in a lot of pain.

I appreciate any and all prayers and hope you'll continue to pray for her and my dad.

I know they'll both pull through this trying time. I put them fully in the Lord's hands and trust Him to restore them both to health.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Prayer Request

Granny went to the doctor this morning with a breathing problem and he almost immediately admitted her to the hospital for testing and observation. We're not sure what's going on but I pray it isn't anything serious. If ya'll could/would pray for her with me, I'd really appreciate it. It goes without saying that my granny is seriously important to me and all her kids/grandkids.

Also, please pray for my dad. He's been having issues of his own (painful muscle spasms in his back) and he's up at the hospital with her.

Thank you!

Friday, July 25, 2014

What's in a purse?

So my friends and I had a sort of "girls night out" last night and in between getting off work and meeting up with them, I stopped by Lowe's. I'm in desperate need of a new kitchen faucet as mine  has a broken ring valve thing (whatever it was my uncle said) and leaks. I also want to switch out the chandelier in the dining room to a semi-flush mount because a) it's not centered over the table and b) I keep banging my head into it. I mean, I'd love to have a fancy chandelier but my house just isn't really designed for it. So anyway, I found the stuff I liked/needed and was about to load it up when I remembered that I'd gotten some coupons in the mail this week. I could have SWORN that I'd put the coupons in my purse but alas, a quick dig through it yielded nothing but the notion that I seriously needed to clean out my purse. It was so full of receipts and junk that I couldn't find anything!
 
So I didn't get the stuff--I'll go back later--but when I got home, I emptied out my purse. Coupons weren't anywhere to be found in there. But I did find a few interesting things. Like, two dollars I didn't know I had. Three packets of Sonic ketchup. Two butter knives I'd forgotten that I'd thrown in there. (don't ask) A cherry stem. Yes. The stem of a maraschino cherry from the last time my friends and I went to Sonic for milkshakes. A twist tie.
 
 
Also in there was a bag of Sonic peppermints, a box of breath mints, a hair clip, a car charger for my phone, two pens, a comb,  hand lotion, the case that came with my current glasses and now holds my iPhone cords, the box from a previous pair of glasses that holds birthday money I'm saving, my wallet, bag of hair and nail accessories for "emergencies", Advil liquid-gels, a coupon book for campus eateries, and eleventy billion receipts.
 
Needless to say, my purse is a little bit cleaner inside this morning.
 
Oh, and also? I found the Lowe's coupons on the dining table with the rest of this week's opened mail. So much for having put them in my purse. *sigh*
 
 
 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Campus Life

Today's 1.25 mile walk. 


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Queue

So twice this week alone I've heard  two different people pronounce the word "queue" as kewy (rhymes with chewy) and I thought, "Crap. I've been pronouncing it wrong all these years." I pronounce it "kew" or the same as "cue". 

I hate when I think I'm dumber than I realize so I looked it up on dictionary.com for the pronunciation. They have it described as "kyoo" which I'm interpreting to be more like my "kew/cue" pronunciation.

Anybody want to weigh in on this? Am I saying it right? Or are they "kewy" people right? Halp!


Update:

Everything you want to know can be found on Youtube, apparently. haha


Monday, July 21, 2014

Frozen Mania

Alyssa's chosen birthday party theme this year is Frozen, of course. Her party is a mere four weeks away so party planning/buying is in full on overdrive. Unfortunately, everyone else is hot to buy Frozen things, too, so tracking down what Lyssa wants for her party has been a PITA. I've searched for Frozen things so much lately that every web page I pull up (blogs I read, etc) has this ad on it somewhere.



Every. Single. Page.

Which is really funny because I actually did search on Zazzle and couldn't find ANYTHING that we actually needed. lol

Also funny? How very little Frozen stuff the actual Disney site has. Seriously, the biggest Disney film ever and tracking down merchandise is an experiment in torture. And what you do find has been marked up to ridiculous prices or sells out within hours.

Get on the ball, Disney!

Meanwhile, I'm officially broke. A hazard of being the aunt who doesn't have children is I feel obligated to help Sis2 out with buying things. She hasn't asked, mind you. I just know who strapped for cash they are and how much Lyssa's counting on having a spectacular party so I've near about melted my credit card. *sigh*

Oh well. She only turns seven once, right? hehehe

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sunday


Not my typical Sunday afternoon.