Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Question of the Day...

Were mosquitoes created because of sin?

and how about the fly too?

Both are about to drive me crazy.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Prayer Request

This past week has been a whirlwind. My 95 year old grandfather fell going into the dentist office last Wednesday. He went to the ER and then was transferred to another hospital and had a minor heart problem in the ambulance. He was kept two nights for observation and tests. Everything turned out fine.

Today he took a swig of his nutritional shake. He told my grandmother it was not good and then started getting extremely sick. My mom rushed up there and discovered the Ensure was not Ensure but something blue. See she had seen a bottle laying around the house earlier in the week that looked unused and put it in the fridge thinking my grandfather took it out and never drank it. Come to find out he had been using this can to hold a cleaning liquid with no label other than the Ensure label. Poison control was called and it was looked up, it was non-poisonous, Praise the Lord but he was still extremely sick. She decided to take him to the ER in which they looked it up also and said it was non-poisonous and gave him some nauseous meds and sent home. She is staying the night to keep an eye on him tonight.

Please pray for him to gain strength and feel better tomorrow. She feels so bad about the situation. She never thought there was anything in there but Ensure. Please pray for my mom emotionally too because if something happened to him from this incident I dont think she would ever forgive herself and I know her sibling would not because her sibling has already said this was her fault along with him falling last week. Last week she was helping him to the dentist's door and he pushed her away and told her he was fine and to go get her mother out of the hot car. She listened to him because he is a very proud and stubborn man. As soon as she got to the car to get my grandmother , he fell.

I told her none of this is her fault. At the dentist office he pushed her away and this bottle should have been labeled. Anyone of the younger great-grandkids could have opened it thinking it was chocolate milk and been sick too.

I have a few choice words for her sibling because things are going to happen on my mom's watch because she is there so much taking care of them while her sibling is out and about doing her thing. Her sibling thinks meeting them at the doctor's office is taking care of them. They should not have to meet her at 91 and 95. She should pick them up. Refer to one of my previous posts where they got lost trying to find her and a stranger calls me to tell me they are lost and confused.

Only problem with all this stress is I turn to junk food and sodas. I know I shouldn't but I do.

I love blogs. I can vent and not blow up about things in person but soon the time is coming to blow up at a certain family member.

Friday, August 14, 2009

What you need to hear when you need to hear it..

This evening I was at my cousin's house for a joint birthday party for two of her children. The living room cleared out and I was sitting caddy-cornered to my grandfather. I had been looking at my reflection in the glare in the window and thinking what a mess I was. My hair and I are not getting along right now. It also needs to be colored and/or highlighted again. My stomach was sticking out and my spare tires were being accentuated. I was sitting there thinking , wow you are pitiful. Look at that stomach, look at your fat face in that reflection, your clothes are out of date and non-becoming, your hair is sad. You are one ugly thing right now and you are in a funk and looking uglier and fatter by the day. All of this was in my mind as I looked at my reflection.

All of a sudden , out of the blue, my 95 year old grandfather looked at me and said....
" You sure look pretty tonight. I don't know why tonight you look so much prettier than usual but you really do."

I wanted to cry. It is like God made him say that because only God knows my thoughts.

I hope to remember that in years to come and a special memory of my grandfather and saying what I needed to hear at the moment I needed to hear it.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Working with Family and Pringles

Working with family is such a joy!

Well sometimes it is and sometimes it is not.

Saturday I bought a can of Pringles. You know the new Super Stack with 100 chips in there. No, I was not going to have the whole can but figured I would eat them with lunch the next week. Every time my mom came up to the front to talk to me she had some of my Pringles in her hand. I did not say anything because I am nice like that. This morning I came in and glanced at my desk and it looked normal. I went to the office to my brother's desk to say something to him and there was a can of Pringle's. MY PRINGLES. You see my desk looked normal because I do not usually have Pringle's on my desk but he usually does but these were mine. I guess working with family you learn that what is mine is yours and what is yours is mine.I guess I also can not fuss because there have been many times that he thought he had some Pringles in his can before his day off and came back to an empty can. OOPS! Did I do that?

Saturday, August 8, 2009

What a Bummer!

It was one bummer of a night but we made the best of it. On Saturday nights in August our city has movie night at the Fountain. We went to almost all of them last year. Last week's snuck up on us since Saturday was August 1, so we did not go. Tonight we went to see "Hotel for Dogs". Well we thought we were going to see it. We found a good spot to put our chairs. My nephew was having a blast rolling down the hill. I went walking to find dinner. I should have known when I found a Mexican restaurant, ordered and what should have been 10 minutes was 30 minutes that it was going to be a bummer night. Guess what now? When I stepped outside it was raining. I was so frustrated. We stayed for awhile hoping it would pass over. Then we went to the car to eat after they announced we were under a severe thunderstorm watch and tornado warning. See it was raining so bad we could not see and we had a motorized scooter on the back. Well we waited and ate and waited and waited and waited. Yep that long. We finally left the lot at 9:30 and it was still raining. It took us 30 minutes to get home and it should have only been a 15 minute drive. Well we tried to make the best of it. We ate our tacos and turned the DVD player on with Casper, so we still had a movie....but I was really looking forward to "Hotel for Dogs."


Speedo man was back at Water Country on Wednesday. Oh Joy! This time he even practiced his muscle competition poses. Oh Joy! There is still something not so right about a man in a Speedo more or less an old man in a Speedo. Muscle man or no muscle man, men do not need to wear Speedo's.


I guess she can not be called a stray anymore when she lives under my house and I feed her. Today I came home early and was calling her. She came running from the backyard with her catch of the day, another bird. I was horrified but she dropped it and was meowing away at her present. Needless to say she did not get praised. Sorry but I sprayed her with water and said, NO NO! Well not a lot of water just enough for her to know that it is a no-no. I know it is natural but after two opossums, three birds, a rat , a mouse and bunny. I am horrified. I may have to stop feeding her. Maybe when my cousin builds her house in September on the farm in NC , she will take this one with her. I love all animals but I do not like casualties.