Sunday, February 17, 2008


My husband has been sick with the flu. He was sick for, oh at least a week and then started getting over it. Now all of a sudden he has relapsed and sounds worse than ever. Will he go to the doctor? Oh no! He doesn't think he is sick enough. Of course this is someone who just started relapsing Friday afternoon when he took off work early for a meeting with the people who are going to build our new fence. He still denies he needs to go to the doctor all through Saturday, and now Sunday. How convenient that tomorrow is President's day - which he has off. Our granddaughter has been sick with rsv and had to go on nebulizer treatments with albuteral (I have no idea if I'm spelling any of this right.) I have resorted to various things so I won't catch this flu. My daughter told me to change our pillowcases every day, so not only am I doing that, I am also changing our hand towels in our bathroom everyday. I am already a fanatical handwasher. The other night I woke up to hearing him coughing and realized he was facing me. I promptly got up and put my pillow at the end of the bed so he couldn't cough on me. I heard him wake up and look over and say, "Hey, what's going on?" but then he went back to sleep. Hey, it's a sick world out there. Every time I turn around I hear about someone else who has this crud. Twist blogged that he had it. I've managed to escape the flu so far and I'm determined to keep it up.
1. Wash, wash, wash your hands. Wash with anti-bacterial soap. Use antibacterial hand lotion or the antibacterial gel in between washings. Wash your hands especially after you have been somewhere shopping, or at church where you shook hands with people. See #2.
2. Refuse to shake hands with anyone. Give people peace signs, Hook em' horns, or the Vulcan "live long and prosper sign" instead.
3. Guard your "space". Draw an invisible line around your body and don't let anyone step into it.
4. Take a bottle of Listerine along in your car to gargle, swish and spit several times during the day. Ok, I haven't done this one yet, but I might try it.
5. Use plastic to pay for everything. Money is dirty.
6. Don't pick your nose, eyes, or ears. Use a kleenex for pete's sake. Germs enter your body through these places.
7. Wipe your telephone with a clorox wipe at least every day. Wipe other places that are touched often like computer keyboards, your desk, doorknobs. I read an article the other day that said the normal person's office desk has more germs than a public toliet seat. Gross!
8. Wipe the bottom of your purse also. And never put it on a table or counter where food is served. Think a minute where you put your purse - public bathroom floor, restaurant floor, movie theater floor - Nasty!
9. Like I blogged above - change your pillowcases and hand towels every day during flu season.
10. Take your vitamin C. Be sure to get the chewable, you'll feel like a kid everytime you bite into it.
Ok, maybe these things sound a little OCD, but you'll thank me when you DON'T get sick!

Thursday, February 14, 2008


I've been tending my 2 granddaughters for about 3 days while their mom had a new baby boy. The youngest is 3 1/2 and really kept me chuckling with her comments. One day we were on our way to the hospital to see her mom (the older daughter was at school). I said to my granddaughter, "You are my favorite _____(her name). " She replied, "Grandma, I'm not a toy!

One night we were all going to the hospital to visit and I was driving. As I pulled into the parking place I hit the curb. She exclaimed, "Grandma! You almost hurt my feelings!"

The first night she cried because she didn't want to sleep at my house. The next night she cried because she DID want to sleep at my house and didn't want to go home with her dad. (They slept overnight again.)

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


Daughter #2 had her baby last night - A boy 8lbs 3 oz, 20 inches long. He wasn't due until March 5th, but he's doing fine. He went into NICU for a couple of hours while they checked him out but he checked out fine! Mother is doing fine also!

Friday, February 8, 2008

We're Almost Done....

Every Friday we do some kind of a breakfast for our Seminary kids. We usually open our door and invite all the other kids we see to come in and share our breakfast. We have a group of regulars from other classes who check us out every week and join in. This morning one of these boys was getting his hot chocolate and stacking scones onto a napkin and commented: "You guys rock! I'm going to be in your class next year!" I said, "No you won't because we won't be here next year- we're quitting!" For some reason it felt good to say that.

Monday, February 4, 2008


Delirious tagged me to write this blog about 5 things I hate and 5 things I love. I know I have more than these, and reserve the right to blog about the others another time, but this is what I was thinking about now.


1. I hate people who are fake. I knew a lady in Texas who used to call me up and say, "How is the wonderful, charming, talented [Nene] today?" I usually told her she had the wrong number. I especially hate the kind of people you know are saying some kind of fake compliment out of one side of their mouth while they are making fun of you out of the other side of their mouth.

2. I hate road rage. I have been the victim of road rage more than once and didn't even know what I had done. One time in a parking lot, a guy thought I was mad because he took my parking space There were actually 2 spaces and I parked next to him. When I got out of the car he started yelling at ME because he thought I was making fun of him because I kept looking to see if he was going to get out first since he pulled in first. When he didn't get out, I finally did - then he got out and started yelling. Another time I did something (?) and this guy leaned back over his seat and shot me the finger and held it there for the entire red light. Whatever.

3. I've hated it when I've gone to several resturaunts lately and the food has been so salty you could hardly choke it down. Next time I refuse to eat it. I also hate a bad server.

4. I hate rap music, especially when it is vibrating the walls of my house or the windows in my car.

5. I hate to be in bad moods and keep wondering if there is some magic formula to snap you out of them.


1. I love a good book. I just finished The Golden Compass series and am now reading "Inkspell".

2. I agree with Inklings, I love Jim Dale's voice when he reads the Harry Potter books. The whole time I was listening to the HP series, I wondered if there were any other books Jim Dale has read for. I'd like to listen to those just to listen to him read. Reminds me of the "readers" in the Inkheart series.

3. I love just talking with my husband. He is the only person I know, who I truly believe is interested in what I am saying.

4. I used to love to walk. When I was a kid I walked everywhere. I never wanted my mom to take me to school because I loved to walk to school (and home) by myself. I haven't been able to walk comfortably for years and I miss that. I wish I could get back to where I could walk long distances again.

5. I love it when it is a rainy day (we don't have many here) and I put headphones on and listen to a good book (Harry Potter) and either clean my house, bake stuff, or just putter around the house.

I tag Bullet for Babs, Twist, Sticks, and Just One Mom