Saturday, February 28, 2009
Well, Alex is going back to her place this morning. Waiting here for John to show up as he is coming with us to help take her stuff up the stairs to her apartment. During the week Lynn and then Caroline came by to visit and last night Tanya, Paul and Paige came by and we all went out to dinner together at Four Friends.
Photo above is of Sierra at the Henry Ford. John had taken her to the IMax show there and they stopped in at the museum for a look around.
Gotta go....John is here.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Well, Alex is doing fine after surgery on her left knee. There were two tears that were stitched and the doctor also cleaned out stuff from lupus. They had given her crutches to use but she is using a walker we had here at home. Today, she is walking on her own. The doctor also sent her home with a cooler type thing called a Cryo/Cuff. You put water and lots of ice inside of it and then attach the hose to your knee cuff. It is motorized so you then plug it in and it circulates ice water around your knee while also giving your knee circulation. It goes off and on every couple of minutes. Kind of neat. Photo of it is above. She uses it both day and night. The doctor said she can take off the bandage after three days but, she has to call him tomorrow as he didn't specify when she can take a shower....or when she can drive. So, she is coming along fine and each day getting better.
Tonight are the Oscar ceremonies so will be watching to see all the hoopla that goes with the awards.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
So...this morning Alexis was here nice and early. She wanted to watch the rest of the movie Snow White that we were watching yesterday and then after that we bundled up and went to the library. It was the first time for her to go there and she had a great time. She put on a puppet show for me with animal puppets, played with some of the puzzles, played on the computer, explored the fish tank that had a Nemo in it, loved the frog clock with the moving eyes, and then got lots of books to check out. We ended up staying there for about 1-1/2 hours. When we got back she wanted some lunch...peanut butter & jelly sandwich & milk and then we started to read books. John called and said that Sierra's class was on it's way back to the school and that Alexis should take a nap. After reading two more books to her she laid down on the sofa and I went into the computer room. After about a half hour, John was here to pick her up. Don't think she had any nap so he will probably make her lay down at home.
Tomorrow will be going to Lansing to pick up Alex and take her to the hospital for her operation. They were changing the time with her but now it's back to 3pm although she has to be there at 1pm. Then we will come back here. Have to go out today to the grocery store for a few things and that's that.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Wondering why I have a photo of RuPaul? He has a new show (well, fairly new) called, "RuPaul's Drag Race" on the LOGO network. I love this show....makes me laugh. Of course, by the name you know it's about drag queens. Men (women) are competing against one another to see who will become the Queen of Queens. Some of these guys look really good as women..geeh. It's on every Monday at 10pm with reruns every Thursday at 8pm. Check it out.
Alexis will be here this afternoon and tomorrow we have her from 8am something until 1pm and then again from 2:30pm for an hour. John is a chaperon for Sierra's class as they are going to the DIA???...can't remember...will have to find out. Anyway, I'm not even up at 8am so this will be something different for me. Will borrow John's car seat for Alexis so we can go to the library together. This way she can pick out books she would like to read...plus they have all kinds of hands on stuff for her to play with.
Friday, I go up to Lansing for Alex's' operation on her knee. Will bring her back here for her recovery for as many days as it takes. They had told her it would only be three days...we'll see.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
So the above is a photo of part of the inside of the restaurant Juan and I went to last night. We sat just to the left in this photo and there was a single rose in a vase on each table. Very nice and the dinner was excellent! The place was busy with all the Valentine dinners being prepared and lots of wait staff all in black, white and red. Saw a couple of the male waiters wearing black slacks that had red kisses printed on them...not all over, just kind of in a swirl pattern. We both had the prime rib with Juan having the larger serving of meat. Came with a bread tray, and we both got the salad, mashed potatoes and vegetables. Even though both of us couldn't finish the dinner, I ordered dessert. Ü Had a cheesecake with raspberry and pecans. Came on a fancy plate and I asked for two forks as we shared it. Yummy! I signed up for email notification of specials and coupons and they also want to know your birthdate and wedding anniversary date. The place is not real expensive but still not cheap. Our dinners plus tip was about $74.00 and Juan had two beers. So, not really that bad and like I said, the meal was excellent. It has been in business off and on since 1945. Can't believe we had never been there but will definately go again. They have music usually on Saturday nights and they also have a banquet room that seats 100 people. So, thumbs up and this restarant.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Finished the above scrapbook page this morning. She was all excited yesterday taking her Valentine's home to give out to everyone. My Juan and only gave me a card and a giant box of chocolates. Very nice but ahhhhhhh really don't need all that chocolate. Know what you are saying...."then don't eat them"....yeah, right!
Today Juan wants to go out for dinner...specifically for prime rib. He's in the mood for some he says. Have a couple of places in mind that serve prime rib. One in Canton, one in Westland and the other is in Salem Township. Think we will go to the one in Salem Township as we have never been there. The restaurants name is Karl's Cabin and has been there for years. Funny we have never been since we have lived here for years. Well....hopefully there isn't a big wait....we'll see.
Friday, February 13, 2009
Valentine's day is soon here and the photos above show the Valentine's Alexis and I made for her to pass out to her friends and family. Made hearts to be that she stamped and I wrote the inside wording. Then folded it up and this is her Valentines. The other project was to make hearts that became flowers. The center of the flower was a Tootsie Pop. These are to be given to each person with the Valentine card. Didn't have her yesterday as she was ill. Haven't heard, but assuming she will be here today. If not I will drop off the Valentines at her place.
Nothing else speciall going on. Yesterday I was all over the place. First went to the library, then to a jewelry store to look at a couple "thumb rings" for an old neighbor who was looking for some, later to Kroger's and then Meijer's. Too much walking for me. Really have to go to a doctor to look at these feet of mine. Know I have spurs so maybe they can do something about it.....who knows.
If I don't write anything tomorrow....HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY to everyone.
Monday, February 9, 2009
Look what my cousin Martha made for me! It's the hotest thing just like him. I LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!!!! Of course, you know I would love to ride him...oops...it. hehehehe She is really a very talented artist, so glad she made this for me.
Today Alexis and I started making some Valentines for her to give out. So far she has 14 people who will receive her Valentines. She is so funny and gets so excited about the littlest things. Made me laugh as on her list are two boys in her neighborhood who she calls the "mean boys". Don't know why they are mean but they are each getting a Valentine. Her Mom showed up to get her and she got all excited, yelling, "Don't come in here." I had told her that the Valentines were going to be a secret and she wasn't going to get them until Friday. We used my Cricut to cut out the Valentine...so much easier. Should take two/three days to finish everything up.
Sunday, February 8, 2009
So my cousin Marilyn's funeral was yesterday and Juan and I drove up to Greenville for the service. LOTS of people were in attendance and it was a very nice service. My cousin Charlene's son Michael is now a Catholic priest and he conducted the service. Charlene is Marilyn's sister. After the service we were all invited for a luncheon which was held in a church in Sheridan. Met lots of cousins! Afterwards Juan and I were invited to my cousin Lenny's home back in Greenville where we stayed for about an hour. Met the newest cousin of the bunch...Drake...who is 4 months old. He was being babysat by his father, Rod at his grandparent's home. That's a picture of Drake above with his mother Tara and Grandmother Laurie. Tara is the middle child of my cousin Lenny and his wife Laurie. Their older daughter, Shayla, is expecting her first child, a boy, in May. So...more cousins. Have included an older scrapbook page that I did of Tara & Rod's wedding back in May, 2007. The ride there and back was ideal. No rain, snow or whatever. Just a few sprays of water from the melting snow.
Today I'm cutting out hearts for the project I will be doing with Alexis during the week. Have just a few more to cut out and that part will be done. John called us from the restaurant he took Brandy to last night. Guess the hotel was having some kind of Roaring Twenties party there and people were all dressed up from that era. Don't know if he took any photos or not.
Friday, February 6, 2009
Have decided to do some Valentine projects with Alexis next week and make some Valentines for her to give out. Finished showing her Beauty and the Beast yesterday and have a feeling that this movie will take the place of The Wizard of Oz which she likes to watch over and over and over and over. I even know all the words now. Since John and Brandy won't have the girls this week-end he has decided to celebrate Valentines tomorrow. They have the kids every other week-end. Guess they are going to some restaurant in the old Book Cadillac hotel downtown. Don't know what else he has planned.
Tomorrow Juan and I will be going up north for my cousins funeral. Will have John stop here at around noon to let GiGi out. She should be good after that until we get back.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
And the song playing is "Alejandra". So you see Alex, there is a song with your name. When Alex came down Sunday she brought along the movie "Beauty & the Beast". Started showing it to Alexis and she loves it. Of course, we didn't finish seeing it so will show more today when she comes.
Juan and I will be going up north for my cousin's funeral Saturday morning. I imagine a ton of people will be there as she had a large family and was clerk of the city of Sheridan for 33 years. Sheridan is a small town, probably about 700 people, think the whole town will be in attendance. Still don't know what the cause of death was as all they knew at the time was that she had massive internal bleeding but didn't know why at the time of her death. Would think they would know by this week-end.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Had some sad news this evening. A cousin of mine, on my Dad's side, passed away this afternoon. She was 75 years old. Know that sounds kind of old but never thought of her as being old. That's her on the left in the top photo when she was probably 18 years old. She was always so pretty and even just as pretty as she got older. I imagine her sister, Charlene, is devastated as they were really close. She was married and had five children and don't know how many grandchildren. Haven't heard of all the arrangements yet but I am assuming that the funeral will be this coming Saturday. She lived her whole life in the same small town where she grew up...Sheridan, Michigan. Hadn't seen her in a while...last time was about a year and a half ago. The other scrapbook page I did is with all the cousins, at that time. There eventually would be 10 of us first cousins... same number as there are on my Mom's side. Marilyn was the oldest of the cousins on my Dad's side and I'm the oldest on my Mom's side.
Monday, February 2, 2009
A house up the street and around the corner from us was on fire this morning. (NE corner house on Hanford and Morton Taylor..colonial) Don't know all of the damages but sure heard the fire trucks coming and knew it was nearby. Know homes owners adopted a lot of children and hopefully none were home at the time. This was around 8:30-9:00am so should think that the kids were in school. That's a photo of the house in the picture above. Took it from the Canton Observer site. They report that no one was home at the time of the fire and that it started in the garage.
And how did you like the Super Bowl game. Watched the end and that was pretty good. Saw a few of the commercials and they were okay nothing special. John, Brandy and the girls were over. John went down the basement and brought up his box of He-Man action figures for them to play. Forgot most of the figures names. They still are all in pretty good condition.
Today, when Alexis comes, we are baking Valentine cookies. Will see how that goes.
Sunday, February 1, 2009
So...I'm sitting here at the ocmputer and the doorbell rings. Juan goes and yells by the door..."WHO IS IT?" And, who is it???...Alex. She drove down here just to pick up her scarf she left here at Christmas and to drop off a couple of things. Stayed here about 30-40 minutes and then left to go back home. That's alright as she will be here for some days after she has her knee operated on February 20th. Will have to go up there on that day and be with her for the operation and then bring her here. I'm sure she is looking forward to it. Ü
John, Brandy and the girls will be here later to watch the Super Bowl game but are leaving at half time or there about. Juan is making wing dings and I made some chex mix, brownies and will be making some oven fires. That should be enough for us. Don't really care who wins but guess I'm kind of rooting for Arizona. Just like watching the comercials.