Sunday, August 31, 2008

Wow !! Last Day of August

Where has this month gone? This being the holiday weekend not too much is going on at the hospital. One of the patients had her Birthday in the hospital and since I am the housekeeper on that floor I was invited for lunch and then cake and ice cream with the family that was there. I thought it was really sweet of them to do that. Came home and Tony, Baxter and I took a trip over to Granite City, Illinois to rent a few movies. Left over pizza from last night and it is time now to relax. I hope everyone is having a nice Holiday weekend...

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Today has been.....

A lazy day to say the least. Reading complaints from an email has taken it's toll on my eyes today. I love to email. I guess because I am not a big fan of the phone at this point in my life. Actually I have never been one to get on it and talk for hours unless it was with my Grandma or my Sister. The only one I get on with now and talk for hours is my daughter. Some say emailing is impersonal. I enjoy it even if someone just emails me to say hi. It lets me know they are thinking of me. I belong to several groups on yahoo just to read the interesting things people will write. Sometimes I comment back but that is very rare.
I spend alot of time online with my website and keeping up with the news also. I would much rather read the news than listen to it on the T.V.. I guess this is so I can decide what I read and what I ignore.
I have to work this holiday weekend. I hope everyone has a nice Labor Day Weekend !!


Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Now the fun begins....

Unpacking all the boxes that I moved back with me on this trip... LOL Baxter was quite pleased to see that we hadn't forgotten him and returned to pick him up. Although he wasn't too happy about going into the cage when we went to work this morning. I have the day off tomorrow and am going to attempt to start unpacking. This evening I plan to just relax, Tony and his daughter have gone off to the races. His daughter's boyfriend is racing tonight.
I have added a few new pages onto my website.
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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Great Weekend...

Well I got to spend some time with my oldest Grandson and enjoyed it tremendously. Mom got a new puppy. Well she adopted an abused puppy. She is just the sweetest puppy. Her name is Tippy. She barks at anything that moves. hahahahaha She will make a wonderful companion for my Mom.
We will stay another day before heading home on Tuesday. Hopefully we will come back home for Thanksgiving.

Friday, August 22, 2008

At Last

Friday is here and I get to go home tomorrow to see the family. Baxter will either stay at Tony's sons house or go to the kennel. He will not be making this trip with us. The A/C in the van is not the best and he stays too hot on trips in it. Can't take the car because we have to move the rest of my stuff up here that I left when I moved here. We're hoping to get an early start. When we get back home I will add more hours on at work sitting with patients. Right now I only work part-time in housekeeping. Just not quite sure I want to go full time in housekeeping. I won't be back from Arkansas until Tuesday so I hope everyone has a great weekend and a great week also...
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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

I have come to the conclusion that.....

Some dogs are worse than children when it comes to getting into things they know they shouldn't and still do... I put Baxter in his cage this morning when I went to get the car reinspected (it passed). When I went to go get cigarettes I just grabbed my wallet and keys out of my purse and left it on the dining room table and left him sitting in his recliner as usually he just sits there and waits for me to get back... Or does he? When I opened up the door to step into the house there he stands at the dining room table with my purse strap in his mouth. When he turns to me he still has it in his mouth. Maybe he was just going to go shopping.... LMAO He is over 18 months old and still very full of puppy. Although he is scared of a rolled up newspaper when it hits the coffee table !! It's days like this that I wish I carried the camera on me so I could catch that Kodak Moment..... LOL

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Has been a.....

nice, relaxing day of working on my website and washing clothes. Baxter has chosen to stay outside most of the day.
First thing this morning sirens on the block here. A Bellefontaine Neighbors police car and a fire truck pulled up to the neighbors house and it wasn't long after that a ambulance pulled up and they took the neighbor off to the hospital. He has been in and out several times here lately. Baxter was busy running from the windows to the door all the time the sirens were going on.
Am thinking of starting another blog dealing with my depression.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Good Ol' Monday

I have the next few days off and then I work a few and then I am going home for a few days. I am anxious to get to see my Grandson's. Ethen turned 1 yesterday. Sebastian started back to school today.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

I'm tired....

But it is a good tired. I couldn't sleep last night so tonight nothing will wake me up.....LOL I went to work and Tony worked on the brakes to the car actually he had to replace the rotors also. Sound too complicated to me I will just stick to cooking...LOL My sister Marsha has a Birthday coming up on the 18th of this month so "Happy Birthday Sis !!" Just a few more day of work and my weekend will be here. I kinda like having my days off during the week. I seem to get alot accomplished on those days. I hope everyone is having a great weekend !!!


Thursday, August 14, 2008

A day spent....

sitting at the Mechanic's waiting on them to get through inspecting the car for the State Inspection. The brakes did not pass so Tony will put new ones on this weekend. I will not be helping as I have to work. Am not sure if that is a cause for jumping with joy or not...hahaha I am still amazed on how just a year ago I wouldn't have dared gone and done what I did today by myself. I was nervous about it but managed it. Slowly with time I am readjusting to life how it is now compared to 4 years ago. My Mom showed me as a child how faith can be a stronghold in ones life and I may not go to church like I know I should, I still have a very strong faith in God.
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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Much better Today...

Allergy pills have taken care of the problem. First day back at work after 4 days off and my feet are telling me all about it. Gorgeous day outside. A few of the patients mentioned today that they would rather be fishing, I had to agree with them. I enjoy the interaction between the patients and me, it makes the day just fly by. Baxter had spilt his water in his cage and was soaking wet when I let him out. He wants to jump and run when I first let him out only today it was me running and jumping to keep away from him and his wet paws... Hahahahaha

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Beautiful Morning

Nice and cool morning here in the Saint Louis area. Baxter is in the front window on squirrel patrol. If I let him outside with a squirrel scampering in the yard he will chase it to a tree and then run around the tree jumping about 4 feet in the air trying to still catch it. I still haven't figured out if he wants to catch one or just play with it...LOL My eyes and throat are quite scratchy this morning. Time to break out the allergy pills again. I start my work week tomorrow so today will be a day of working on my website and playing on the computer.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Was A Busy Weekend....

We had a pipe bust in the kitchen Saturday morning and the day was spent repairing older pipes and cooking out on the grill at the same time. I just sat on the couch and watched Tony as he walked back and forth out of the front door as he turned the meat or went to the garage for a tool. hahahaha I occassionally had to hold the flashlight. I did my part I went grocery shopping and did laundry... Yesterday was spent out on the bike. It's a wonder Tony didn't drop me off on one of those little islands on the Mississippi as I don't like the little bars that I have for foot rests on that bike, plus I didn't have a face shield on my helmet. My feet were asleep and my eyes were watering... hahahaha I didn't complain too much though....(Right) hahaha All in all it was a good day out though. Because the water is still above flood stage we didn't take the ferry across as it was having to take a very long way around several islands just to manuever the water. It was taking it almost an hour one way across. Back to housework today as I have one more day off before I go back to work this week.
I hope everyone has a Wonderful Week !!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

The Great River Road

Highway 67 Bridge from West Alton Missouri to Alton Illinois.The Great River Road halfway between Alton and Grafton.

A couple of pictures of our day out. Tony and I went over into Illinois along the Great River Road. These pictures are of the town of Grafton which is right on the Mississippi River. Is a nice town full of small shops and a ferry that takes you across the river. Just a few weeks ago the water from the floods was at the top of the red stripe on this small light house. The top of that red stripe is over 10 feet from the ground.

Thursday, August 7, 2008


Came home from work and put a pizza in the oven and put Baxter out in the back yard to play. Tony went to the Cardinals day game and I decided to play on the computer until my pizza was done. Lots of scratching and whining at the back door drew my attention to a sound I heard but wasn't paying attention to. It was pouring down rain and Baxter was not happy with me at all for forgetting him. He is dry now and the pizza is done and I am back playing on the computer. One more day of work and then 4 days off for me... Yeah !!!!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Hot !!!!

Two days now that the heat index's have been over 100 here in the Saint Louis Missouri area. I am sure thankful that I have a job that keeps me indoors. Just the ride home is sweltering enough for me.
I hope everyone is having a good week so far
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Saturday, August 2, 2008

First week.......

First week at Christian Hospital is behind me. Great bunch of people I work with there. Has been a very busy week here. Tony and I decided with my starting work that we would just let Baxter (the Boxer) stay in the back room during the day and not put him in his cage. Tony fixed a4 foot piece of plasterboard up in front of the door and put a chair in front of it. We both left for work hoping this would be a great solution. When I got home from work the place was a disaster zone. Baxter had clawed his way through the top of the barrier and climbed his way out and over the top of the chair. Everything was in the floor, he had pulled everything off of the dining room table and the dresser in the bedroom. A whole box of sandwich bags was everywhere and the fresh flowers that Tony had brought to me over the past weekend were a thing of the past. I really didn't get upset as it was an experiment in progress. We decided that a door will have to go up in that entranceway and until that happens Baxter is going into the cage.