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Aug
02
2007

Vintage Apron Bonanza!

Bonanza: a source of great and sudden wealth or luck; a spectacular windfall.- (Read more on this down the post a bit!)

First and foremost in yesterday’s news: Husband arrived in Sfax, Tunisia WITH his luggage last night about midnight our time. I talked to him when he was in Houston, Paris, Tunis, on the road between Tunis a Sfax and then when he as settled in his hotel in Sfax. Miss him already. Duh.

Yesterday was staple removal day. YAY! Took all of 30 seconds I think. I asked the dr if it was normal for me to still feel a little punkish and sore. “Umm…ah…ummm…I will tell you now…we stabbed you.” he whispered in a low, calm voice. “YOU DID WHAT?!” Then he explained in GREAT detail how he did my gall bladder removal. Yep, I should still be sore – it has only been a week. And the bloated tummy…he told me not to buy any new clothing for at least 6 weeks. So what did I do? Came home and ordered two pairs of pants I have been wanting. Finding out I am not actually gaining weight (by eating almost nothing!) and in fact my tummy is just swollen, I need these pants! And since we were already in the city, I decided to take advantage of what might have been my last trip for a while (more later) and saw my eye doctor (got my contacts ordered), picked up Hannah’s contacts, looked in vain for “the perfect pair” of black shoes for fall/winter, made Hannah an appointment to see the dr about a “thing” she has on her scalp…whew…what else??? So anyway, got the staples removed, ran in Best Buy and purchased a couple of videos Husband and I have been wanting, then over to the eye dr, looked for shoes, called Oldest Son and asked him to meet us for lunch at Julie Anne’s…while we were eating (delish chicken salad sandwich!) Rachel says “Isn’t that antique store that has all the vintage vinyl on this street? If we have time…” We all said YES!!! Oldest Son collects vintage vinyl (albums) and Benjamin and I love antique stores! So here we go! Guess what I found…a BONANZA of Vintage Aprons! Four of them…in excellent condition! And two vintage sewing manuals. Benjamin bought a couple of vintage car ads to frame for his bedroom. So that was all great…even if I don’t have black shoes – yet.

I checked on my mom several times during the day by phone and she seemed to be doing fairly well. My friend Michelle offered to be “on call” for me and she will never know how much I appreciate her. Thankfully we didn’t need her. But it was nice to know she was there, ready, willing and able. I know you will read this Michelle so again “THANK YOU”…from the bottom of my heart. Michelle and I are almost birthday twins! I think she is going to love what I got her for her birthday!!!

Then on to the dr for Hannah’s appt. She very well might have a patch of psoriasis. The dr did a scraping and will have the results in a few weeks – in the meantime, we will treat it topically with shampoo and a cream. We go back in about three weeks for a recheck. I hope we can NOT make a trip before then. I have GOT TO get ready for school to start August 27th.

When we FINALLY left his office 2 and a half hours later, we popped in World Market to pick up some olive oil (no, that is not all we bought, are you kidding?) and then headed home. We were all pooped, crashed and watched So You Think You Can Dance and Top Chef (so sorry to see Joey go home). I LOVE cooking competitions!

Today is housecleaning day. WOW what a mess! Too much going, not enough cleaning! As I promised…another giveaway…for my birthday, which is fast approaching! Yes, yes, still working on recipes.

One more thing before I completely forget…about the mammogram…all was just fine.

Have a Terrific Thursday!

Aug
01
2007

Winner of "A Little LOVE"

Congrats to: Betty Jo at Digiscribbles 

Send me your address so I can get it right out to you!!!

Aug
01
2007

The Good News Is…

Husband and I (and the kiddos) had another 24 hours together.  The not so good news, we had to make a 70 mile (one way) trip to the airport two days in a row.  Got to the airport Monday only to find out Husband and another employ had no ticket.  OH, they had tickets reserved but the company had failed to pay for them.  We were just going to pay for his fares ourselves and file an expense report but there were no seats!  Thank goodness…when we received the confirmation for Tuesday’s flights the charges were over $5000! I spoke to him when he got to Houston last night and he was wondering very seriously if he would have time to make connections in Paris.  We will see this morning.  But he knows it will be a miracle if an hour and forty minutes is enough time…having to change terminals, go thru customs and security again.  So I may or may not hear from him when he gets to Paris.

Needless to say we thought the whole debacle was a gift!  We had another day together and took full advantage of it!  Oh we checked email and such but mostly just hung out. You should see the kitchen and laundry room!  I will catch up tomorrow.  Today I am getting my staples out!!! I am so glad because they are really irritating!  They are in a bad place to ride with a car seat strapped around me.  So off to the city for the day.

Just a quick note about my mom.  She is not doing well at all.  I really hate to leave her to go out of town today but I have to.  Her nurse will be by today and she can call them if she needs them.  Her doctor had told me in the beginning that we would see a sharp decline in her condition between 3-4 months and I am beginning to.   She still has fairly good days but they are not extending into the nights.  I am going to go by before I leave this morning (she lives a whole 100 yards from me) and put on laundry and get her some breakfast.  Her nurse can see that she has some lunch and then I will be home in time for getting her supper.

Have a Wonderful Wednesday.  Yes! I am still working on recipes!  I have not forgotten.

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