Tuesday, August 31, 2010

DAY 2

The Hubbie is still in the hospital, nothing to eat since yesterday around 3 so they are scope-ing his stomach in a few minutes.

HOSPITAL

The Hubbie came home from work very ill. I rushed him to the hospital, flashers blinking, foot on the accelerator, running a red light, all of the rest were green, amazingly, hurry to the ER. He had symptoms like a heart attack or stroke but it is not one. He threw up, had other signs that the hospital thinks he may have an ulcer. They scope him tomorrow.

All of this on his first day of semi retirement.

God love him.

Monday, August 30, 2010

IT CAN HAPPEN

Today is a life changing day, how many of those does a body have in a lifetime?

Today, The Hubbie started working part time, well, part time to him. For years he has worked 50 hour weeks with hours of commute added to that 50 hour week. Today, he has started working 35 hours a week, work two days, off two days, work two days, off on Sunday. He went into the store today at 9 AM.

We are still trying to get to the point that our health insurance will not come out of his part time job money, small steps are being taken, but moving forward is the goal.

Our first Social Security checks arrive in a few weeks, direct deposited, of course. He will be making the limited 1180 per month with insurance deducted from that amount.

We have been successful in paying off the house, cutting his medication expenses to less than half, reduced our utility expenses, reduced grocery costs, learning the couponing game, reduced charitable giving, reduced eatting out costs, and other stuff that I cannot remember at the moment.

Any how, we're working it.

It can happen.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

TODAY IT RAINED

This morning was a wonderfully refreshing morning. It was raining and lasted until the middle of the afternoon. A good rain is God giving the earth a bath. Thank you.

Friday, August 27, 2010

ALABAMA CRAZY




HEY NOW....remember they are National Champs.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

HOME SWEET HOME

Home again, home again. It's nice going away but isn't it nice coming home? Is that a sign of old age? Is the adventure gone out of life? What does it mean when you get to the point in your life that there really is no place like home?

Monday, August 23, 2010

FAIR is FAIR


Several days ago, I posted a funny pic of The Hubbie with a SC Gamecock hat on his head, complete with silly look on his face.

Here is the other one, of daughter and self. It's just fair.

The SIL is a Gamecock graduate and Carolina Panthers fan, just so you know.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

DEATH AND DYING

Not a pretty subject to most, I know, but it happens to us all. Some sooner, some later, some much too soon, others much too late. Some live long lives, become bitter and a burden, as a friend of mine said years ago, too many candles on the birthday cake.

In our church, this week, there were three deaths in three different families. One a son-in-law, long time suffering cancer victim, one a 23 year old grandson killed in an auto accident, one a husband, a short time suffering cancer victim. Each will be missed by their loved ones.

What is death? It's separation, separation from this body. The Bible says to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.

There are many paths to God according to man, being baptized as an infant, doing good, being a member of a temple, believing in the power of yourself, but only one path to God according to God. Do you know what that path is?

Find a Bible, a real Bible, not a separate book, open it and turn the pages towards the back and find the book named John. There are three other Johns but this is the big one after Luke. Find chapter three, follow that chapter until you get to the verse with the number sixteen beside it. Read it.

It's the true path, the only path to God, according to God.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

SATURDAY

Saturday already.

Am I spending too much time on the Internet? Something is eatting up my days.

I've heard all my life that time goes by faster as you get older. I think it may be true.

Friday, August 20, 2010

MICHAELS CRAFT STORE

Today was a yarn searching adventure for me. I love getting up earlier, heading to the local bigger town, after rush hour, very little traffic, cooler temps, several errands accomplished, lunch out and back home just after one, all fun.

I found the yarn, along with some other fun things on clearance for the house, maybe as gifts. Who knows? A friend of mine is teaching me how to knit long distance via emails. She has the most beautiful touch, perfect stitches, perfect tension. She's a pro.

If you sign up for Michael's' email newsletter, you will get 40% off of one regular priced item. All you have to do is give them your email, with name, which makes sense. The information notifies you of their sales. The 40% off is good in the store or online.

The deal for today was purchasing several items, two skeins of yarn, flower pots, book for the GRAND baby for Christmas, etc., for $18.88 with tax. One of the clearance items, alone, was originally $19.99 before tax.

I really like Michael's! This one is too far away, worth the drive but only occasionally.

As you know, I love a bargain or several at a time, I'll take it!

Mission accomplished.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

HOW RUDE

Some Senior Citizens are rude people. They are self centered and it shows by their actions.

Today, I was at the Kroger pharmacy, waiting in a line of six other customers, not including the one that was leaving as I approached and the one that stepped up as I was moving out of the aisle to make room for people passing with carts, change that to eight then (in front and back of me, total of 8). When the pharmacy realized the line was so long, a second register was opened in an effort to help the waiting customers. The next in line person stepped to the second register, which is on the side of the pharmacy counter, next in line after all.

The problem is another customer walked up to the newly opened register, did not get in line, and stood there as if he was waiting, too. Nope, he cut. He knew he did, the other customers were staring him down, including myself, he smiled sheepishly, dropped his oversize head. He knew he was a bad boy. Did it change his behavior? Nope, when the customer finished, he stepped up, very friendly to the employee, was helped, and walked away, his no neck, overweight, pot belly, gray haired self, turning to his left so he would not face the line of waiting folk. Rude. Rude. Rude.

Another customer was being helped at the first register so guess who was next at the newly opened register, teehee, yep, it be me.

I knew the lady working there, realized they were overwhelmed with work, still I had to say something, smiling, I responded to her pleasant greeting of 'how are you?'. I said, fine, then said, he, referring to the customer just helped, cut in line. The employee said she thought he had but was not sure so did not say anything. I repeated, he did, he cut in line. She apologized, not her fault, it was the cutter in liner that was wrong. Shame. Shame. Shame.

We as older Americans, Senior Citizens, I am one so I can say it, should be examples to others not a shame to ourselves or others our age.

Here are some suggestions for better behavior:

1 - don't cut in line when you know you are not next to be helped
2 - don't act like you don't know what you are doing, it's called lying
3 - don't be so self centered
4 - act like an adult not like a child in elementary school
5 - do unto others, you creep

The vent session is done but I'll be watching you, behave, you old toot.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Monday, August 16, 2010

THIS LITTLE PIGGY WENT TO THE DR AGAIN

Here are the latest toe pictures, backwards. The first is at the bottom, the last is at the top and is actually the left toe several days after it was worked on yet again, nasty, but done, one more time. Scroll down and then back up, maybe it will be less frightening, maybe not.













Cute sandals, I know, a Ross deal, I like.
Hope this doesn't give you nightmares, just sharing information. Remember the two big toes have already been procedured, part of the nail remained so went back for phase two. Yes, more shots, more cutting, more swelling, more pain and more chemicals to prevent the nail from growing back.
Life of a Senior citizen, you never know what will mess up next.
Hey, we're still kicking.
Pardon the pun.






PUREX COMPLETE


Have you seen this new product? I think it's great but expensive. It started out pricing around $6-$8, yes American dollars. I only buy it when I have coupons, it's on sale and can be stacked with other deals, making it worth the price.
I found out that you can cut each sheet into thirds and use one third per load of dirty clothes. Cut it from top to bottom not across, which includes the detergent, softener and static guard. I use one half sheet for hubbies extra dirty clothes, just so you know.
This little tricks makes the product stretch to wash 60 loads instead of 20. Do the math, cheap, cheap!
Plus, no spilling of liquid, no purchasing dryer sheets or anti static spray on product. No measuring, no mess, just one great idea.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

2 DAYS

In the last two days I have been shopping CVS sales plus a few other things we needed at the house or otherwise (made one purchase, store out of dish washing tabs, back today to use coupon, received extra bucks and more store generated coupons, bought sales stuff that I knew we would use, made three different purchases).

I spent $34 and purchased $109 worth of stuff, not including tax on the lower amount or higher, rounding it off.
So, you can say I bought three things totaling $34 and brought home twelve things free.





I'm beginning to impress The Hubbie, after I read off the sales receipts, I had him clap for me. The man loves not spending money!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

WWW

One never knows what one will find on the world wide web. Here are pics of two things that caught my eye, both are copied, source unknown.

Two of my favorite colors are black and yellow, I like this, it's over the top and would never be in my house for several reasons, one it's too much in one room and way too expensive, still I like looking at the picture.

Here is another one, a picture of a shoe, a strange shoe, but still a shoe. A dear friend of mine likes giraffes so this caught my eye. I forwarded it to her. It's interesting and fun, don't know if it's real or just an edited photo of a shoe. It probably does cost a bunch of money, my taste is way more expensive than by budget.


There is an old quote, champagne taste on a beer budget. I don't drink, never have, never will, but its a quote that I've heard all my life. Now you've heard it and it fits this blog post. Happy Wednesday.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

THE HUBBIE

We were visiting our daughter and SIL in SC. The SIL is a South Carolina Grad and huge fan. They won this year, if you haven't heard, it's their first big title! The SIL has a molded plastic SC hat that he placed on The Hubbie. If you knew how serious and dry he is as far as humor, you would be dying laughing, too, like we did when he turned the hat sideways and gave this look for the camera.

Oh me, I'm still laughing.

Monday, August 9, 2010

MONDAY AFTER MONDAY

Wow, what a change vacation over Monday is from vacation happening Monday! It seems like I am a week behind or more!

Today was another trip to the foot doctor, hohum. He is working on my other big toe for the second time. The first big toe was worked over before we went on vacation. The nail on both has not grown back correctly, honestly, they both look like they were cut crooked so the nail is growing into the skin yet again. I have little nail left on this second go around of in office procedures. There are pictures to post. The Hubbie thinks who would want to see that? I think, hey, maybe it would warn someone or encourage someone about their own ingrown toenails.

The ultimate goal, of course, is be free of ingrown toenails and the pain they cause.

Check back because you know I'm going to post the pics, yep, you know it.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

HI THERE

Here is a self portrait of me, taken in the front yard of a friend. Her husband does great work with lawns, their place is beautiful. I did not see one weed in their front yard, very much the opposite of our yard which is all weeds with a little grass. Plus with the lack of rain, the grass is almost dead, which means no mowing, a good thing.

Tomorrow is back to reality, bummer.


Thursday, August 5, 2010

AWOL

We've been on vacation, lots of miles, lots to see, lots to do, lots to blog about in the very near future. This is a picture of a friend's front yard. Beautiful, isn't it?