Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Rain

It was a busy
morning, about 8:30, when an elderly
gentleman in his 80's arrived to have
stitches removed from his thumb.
He said he was in a hurry as he had an
appointment at 9:00 am.

I took his vital

signs and had him take a seat,
knowing it would be over an hour
before someone
would to able to see him.
I saw him looking at his watch and
decided, since I
was not busy with another patient,
I would evaluate his wound.
On exam, it was
well healed, so I talked to one of the
doctors, got the needed supplies to
remove his sutures and redress his wound.

While taking care of
his wound, I asked him if he
had another doctor's appointment
this morning, as
he was in such a hurry.

The gentleman told me no, that he
needed to go to
the nursing home to eat breakfast
with his wife. I inquired as to her
health.

He told me that
she had been there
for a while and that she
was a victim of Alzheimer's Disease.

As we
talked, I asked if she would be
upset if he was a bit late.

He
replied that she no longer knew
who he was, that she had not
recognized him in
five years now.

I was surprised, and asked him,
'And you still go every
morning, even though she
doesn't know who you are?'

He smiled as he
patted my hand and said,
"She doesn't know me,
but I still know who she is."


.....thought you may enjoy this reminder as much as I did when I received it as an email this morning.....a true love story!! :O)

Happy day!!



Did You Hear Them?

Did you? The angels.....did you hear them singing this morning? I sure did!!

With my new eating, I have had many suggestions on new things to try (food items). I've tried and absolutely loved spaghetti squash!! YUM!! I'm loving zucchini cut into strips and using them for noodles!! Extra YUM!!! There's a bunch more too.....perhaps I'll share some recipes in the coming days.....but today....I wanted to tell you of my heavenly experience this morning!!

Oh my goodness.....have you tried these?

Oh my gosh.....they are scrum-dileee-iscious!! Oh MY!!!! I'm not a huge fan of breakfast, however some days I'm hungry in the morning!! This morning I had my pancakes, 1/4 c egg beaters and 1 of these babies. I was so full.....I couldn't eat the eggs!! If you click on the pix.....you can go to the Morning Star site and sign up for a coupon to try it yourself!! I don't think you'll be disappointed!! I can't wait to try more!!

Hope you have a great Thursday!! Keep warm!!
Stacey

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

It's Very Important to Exercise!!

We all know this right!! While trying to downsize......to avoid breaking a hip while brushing your teeth......and for good health in general.....we should all get some form of exercise each day. I am not one who loves to exercise....or move quite frankly!! Isn't it much better to sit and sew...but
purposeful movement helps the ol' "lbs" come off faster so I've been trying to get some in each day. I say purposeful because these are some things I've learned......


1) running to go potty every 3 seconds apparently doesn't count as purposeful exercise!!

2) refilling your water glass 427 times doesn't count either!!

3) freezing and shivering no matter how violently can not be counted as aerobic exercise.

4) While a loverly and appealing attribute, whining and complaining...no matter how many hours applied each day can not be considered stretching.

On the bright side....as your clothes get baggier.....dancing around and tugging on them to keep from baring your ashes most definitely can be considered a wise way to get in your 45 minutes a day!!

I blog because I care!! Just want to help you all stay healthy!! You are welcome!! tee hee hee!!

Have a great hump day!!
Stacey

Monday, January 24, 2011

**Yawn!!**

Rise and Shine......and enjoy your Monday!!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Ding!! Ding!! Ding!!

You guessed it.....kinda!!

We are going to be the artist feature in the spring issue of Mercantile Gathering due to ship the beginning of February!!! Wooooo Hooooo!! We are sooooo excited and thrilled to have been asked to be included in such a grand publication!! :O)

So there you have it......earlier in the year (2010) we hit the lottery.....and now we are published......I'm a lot more famous than you imagined huh!! I know!! I know!! It's okay tho' I am completely as normal and down to earth as I ever was.....ummmmmm stop laughing.....I am normal!! :O)

And now.....like all people with fame and fortune....I must go unload the dishwasher, clean the toilets, and do more laundry!! Glamorous isn't it!!

Have a great day my friends!!
Stacey

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Clue #3......

Here's another clue.....

You'll find us in your mailbox real soon!!!

Ooooooooh!! I'm getting soooooo excited to share!! It won't be long now!!!! :O)

Stace

Yeeeeeee Haaaaaaw!!

Had to tell someone....and thought I'd share here instead of starting at the a's in the phone book and calling each and every person.....**snickers**


I lost those 3 stinking pounds that have been taunting me for a while!!! YEA!!!!! 20# gone fer-eva!!!

If you're on the journey back to health like I am.......yea you too!! Let me know how it's going for you!!

Have a great day!!
Stacey

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

How Does This Happen??????

I swear there is a family of 16 living under my house, or in the walls, or on the roof, or somewhere under the pile of dog hair dust bunnies covering every surface!! There must be!! I've done 947 loads of laundry this week.......and it's Wednesday!! Holy guacamole......we must be the cleanliest people.....with the most amount of clothes in the world!! There are 3 people here.....c'mon now......tell me......How. Does. This. Happen?

It's either another family hiding out......or Opal and Maggie are wearing our clothes when we're not looking!! :O)

Happy Hump Day!! Hope it's a terrific one in the neighborhood!!
Stacey

BTW......watch for another clue tomorrow on the big secret!! Luckily, it's not the secret that a work buddy of Rick's got......their youngest is 10.....and she's expecting....unexpectedly!!! hardy har har!! Now that'd be a surprise no!!!! LOL!!!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Do You Ever.......



....have those times when someone around you is really making you ticked off......Times when you want to scream, "You are a complete idiot, sir!!".....Times when you would love to jump up and flick the person in the nose......Yea.....neither do I........but if I did.......and instead I took a few deep cleansing breaths and imagined kicking said idiot in the shin all while smiling on the outside......that'd be a good thing right!!!

See......it's progress right!! If I don't have a pure heart......at least I'm not a raging maniac on the outside right!! And besides.......sometimes in high school sports......people need a little beat down.....in my mind.....while I smile and wave hello on the outside!! It's not totally wrong right.....Oh well......I'll try harder next time.......to only imagine sticking my tongue out at the person.....now that's progress.....when we live in a world of idiots right!!! :O)

Have a wonderful day y'all.....in the land where idiots are outlawed!! :O)
Toodles!!
Stacey

Friday, January 14, 2011

bbbbllllllllaaaaaa!!


Working on state sales taxes.....please send chocolate.....er I mean coke zero 'cause of the diet.....er umm money.....er diamonds.....er an accountant!!

Oh my aching brain......I sure wish I had a brain cell left!! Let's all say a prayer for my addition skills to remain intact.....for at least a few more hours!! :O)

Night!!
Stace

Have You......

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Here's the link if your interested.......EBATES!! Check it out!!

Have a great day boys and girls!! It's gonna be a quiet weekend here.......Brady is at an overnight speech tourny......it's so quiet....I can hear the wheels grinding in me brain!! tee hee hee!! Keep warm!!

Stacey

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Woooooo Weeeee!! I've Lost It!!

Now right away you're thinking.....alright!! she's finally lost what was left of her mind!!....and....you wouldn't be all wrong!! What was left of the last functioning brain cell has been burned alive this week while being locked in the house....snowbound....with a teenager, a dog, and a cat.

The teenager who I'm convinced is indeed an alien.....shares a bloodstream with his droid phone!! The thing never leaves his hand.....and don't even dare to ask with whom he is speaking!! Apparently that is a need to know bit of information....that I apparently DON'T need to know!! The only thing that boy can hear is....dinner's ready!! The words.....do the dishes....shovel the sidewalk.....move out and go to college already.....seem to be incomprehensible!!

The dog.....yea!!! Opal is afraid of snow!! She handles this by sitting at the door begging to go out......and then going out but refusing to go off the steps and begs to come in. She comes in and sits at the door begging to go out!! When her bladder denies her a choice.....she goes out gets lost in the snow that the kid couldn't hear needed shoveled and then comes in smelling like a stinky wet dog!! She is currently sound asleep.....on my bed!!

Miss Maggie Mae the crazy cat.......she is every bit as psychotic as the rest of us!! At 8# she is soooo little that she too is scared to death of snow!! She gets lost in a dusting of the stuff!! How does she handle this you ask.......she sleeps from the hours of 6am to midnight, occasionally getting up to peek out and see if it indeed is still a frozen tundra out!! At midnight....this darling puss comes to life and races around the house like a wild thing bouncing from bed to dresser from table to sofa!! Around and around she goes until about 3am when Opal gets piffed and joins her in the chase!! At some point any or all of us are chasing the stupid cat around trying to catch her and throw her outside......Yea!! fun!!

So you see....you're not wrong!! I did loose it!! But that's not what I'm talking about!! I've also lost one of every pair of socks we own........I've lost the ability to watch any of my shows during the day because of the creep being home....and I've lost control over my bladder while exercising....but alas no! I'm not talking about any of that!!

I lost some weight!! Wooo Hooo!! 15# and counting!! It's coming......er a going.....and I'm thrilled!! I've always wanted to be the biggest loser in the house......and right now....I am!!

Have a great day my pals!! Thanks for the visit.....and please don't judge me by my lack of control....after all.....I no longer have any functioning brain cells....and a weak bladder to boot!! :O)

Toodles!!
Stacey

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Here's Another One......

Clue #2.....

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but a twig brought nothing but joy!!

No one has got it yet.....however.....yes!! We are going to be at Gathered Treasures in the spring!! YEA!!! More on that to come......in the meantime......keep guessing!! :O)

Stacey

Friday, January 7, 2011

Get a Clue!!!

Here's a clue to our BIG secret......

We're coming to the gathering!!

Anyone got an idea-er?

:O) Happy Friday!!
Stacey

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

You Hooooooo!!


Well a big howdy and hello!! How the heck are ya? We've been a building and a cutting and working hard....so I'll be back to chat in a bit!! :O) I know a secret........and you're gonna wanna hear it....so stay tuned boys and girls!! :O)

Have a great Wednesday!!
Stacey