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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Last day of the month, and here comes September! Yay for back to work and fall weather and colors!

Today I had to get up early for an 8:00 meeting at work. Done by 9:30 and went home with an apple fritter which tastes so good with Diet Coke.  Gary helped Doug move today (all day).  I had to take their fridge stuff to the new place and their very heavy table was in the back of my car.  So I had to stay their several hours until the guys arrived to unload it.  While they were pulling the trailer (not sure if it was full or not), they were driving along and the trailer passed them!  Took out two mailboxes!  Gary told the man there that they'd be back to replace the posts and fix them, but when they got back the older man had already constructed new posts and topped them with new mailboxes!

We ate a sandwich from Subway and then I dropped Gary off at the revival on my way to my mom's.  I treated myself to a small caramel frappe on the way home and enjoyed it while I watched the rest of All My Children.  That show ends in a few weeks so they're wrapping up all the storylines.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

I was pleased to have my pictures of the Iverson Snowshoe shop/factory chosen on pasty.com today as their pictures of the day!  http://pasty.com/cam/index.html  Lots of interesting comments on them!

In the afternoon, I picked up Amanda and Emmy to go sign up the kids for school in Davison. The other kids went to the playground with Papa.  Pulled in our driveway before heading to KFC in Clio and discovered Emmy's carseat in the backseat.  Amanda needed it to take Gracie to soccer at 6:00, so back to Davison we headed.  Then to Clio to eat!  Dropped Gary off for the revival, and I went on to my mom's.  I got back to the revival at it's end. 

Mom's roommate will be with her for one more night before going to an assisted living for Alzheimer's patients.  Ma was up with her all last night!  She'll have 3 nights' rest before the new roommate moves in, a lady over 100 years old!  I hope this works out!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Monday, August 29, 2011

I'm loving this weather we're having! Mostly highs in the seventies, sunny and bright.

This morning I had my hair appointment, and that always feels good.  Then I had a hamburger and Diet Coke for Lunch.  I watched All My Children (almost at it's end!) and Gary took Laura to her doctor's appointment.  They went to Sam's, and I expected him to be home for dinner, so I didn't get any at the time expected.  Then we went to Amanda's to load up my car with her stuff for the new place.  After going to VG's, I went to my mom's, then on to Amanda's.  We put everything away except the clean clothes.  Then I had to drive home in the dark.

Tomorrow maybe I can run all the errands with her: Secretary of State, Consumers, Dr. Karr's for shot records, two schools, etc.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Today we had to go to two churches (instead of our own): Richfield and Otisville. We were promoting Thetford's tent revival this week. Afterwards we ate at Classic Coney Island in Genesee.  I had the Greek Chicken Pita, which I've always been getting lately, and Gary had the classic hash. He brought home his leftovers and added red peppers and a pound of hamburger for dinner with cottage cheese.

I napped a bit in the afternoon. Afterwards, I watered all the flowers.  Then I went to my mom's and watched Lawrence Welk with her.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Saturday, August 27, 2011

This morning, after Gary's men's meeting at Maria's, we went to Amanda's and loaded up what we could in my car to take to her new place. 

For dinner I heated pasties from the freezer. They were overdone, though. The directions on pasty.com say to bake at 350 for 50 minutes. Microwaving always works better for us, even though the instructions say that is not a good way to heat them. We prefer it, I think about 7 minutes.  Had them with poppyseed coleslaw from VG's.

Later we walked to McDonald's where I had a strawberry sundae with nuts and Gary had a senior coffee with triple cream!

Then we watched the Netflix dvd of True Grit.  Sandy called in the middle of it, but that worked out find.  I could still pick up on the plot, otherwise I probably would've fell asleep!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Friday, August 26, 2011

Amanda is slowly moving into her new trailer in Davison.  We took Laura to work as her car isn't running well, grabbed a bite at the Taco Bell drive-thru, and then went to Amanda's to see her new digs.  Very nice!

Went to Twin's for dinner and had a pizza with only green peppers on it, and that was just fine.  Saving fat calories without sacrificing flavor. 

I watched my tivo'd What Not To Wear while Gary went to the first football game.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Gary had his appt. today with Dr. Osama, the kidney doctor.  He didn't have to be there forever like he did last time, when he spent two hours waiting.  Then we ate at Logan's, doing the 2 for $13.99 thing.  Gary had the encrusted steak of some sort and I had the Logan's chicken.  All was good. 

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

We ate at Senor Lucky's today, having Stacy as our waitress.  Ma had her first doctor appt. with Dr. Paez at Elizabeth's.  He was very thorough and I think he'll do!  I had to be there from 9 a.m. until almost noon though.  He spent about an hour and a half with her.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Going home today.  It's been beautiful weather every day up here: mostly sunny and about 80 degrees.  We ate early today, at the Marquette Applebee's.  I had Fiesta Lime Chicken and Gary had the upgraded $7.99 lunch special of a spinach and shrimp salad and tomato basil soup.  Lots of construction on Highway 2 while I was driving.  Got home at 9:30, as expected.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Ate

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Tonight we ate at Irene's Pizza.  Always good!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Today we ate in the afternoon at Harbor Haus.

Friday, August 19, 2011

I don't remember what all we did today, but "dinner" was a turtle sundae in Chassell!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Today we made our annual August trek to the cottage on Keweenaw Bay. Beautiful weather: sunny, warm and breezy!  We ate at Subway in St. Ignace (but west of the Bridge) for the first time, and that was good.  Then we traveled on to Seney. 
 We ate dinner at Big Boy in Marquette, as always. Marquette knows how to do flowers right!  We saw a "tall ship" in Marquette Harbor.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

This afternoon Gary and I went to the Genesee County Fair. Saw the Rodmans leaving as we were coming. Walked around checking out the rides, the animals, and drinking freshly-squeezed lemonade.  It was only about 82, but the sun was hot, hot, hot! Then we went to that drive-thru on Pierson and Jennings. Nothing great there, and we ended up just getting a total of two coneys and a pop.

After I went to my mom's, we drove down Saginaw Street to Back to the Bricks and then back north. It was crazy down there: miles and miles of cars and people and I could imagine lots of crime going on as it was so dark before 9:00. On Facebook now there is a report of a 4-year-old boy being kidnapped in Burton. Don't know if it's true or not.

Monday, August 15, 2011

August 15, 2011

Lovin' this weather and I get a lot accomplished! Went to Twin's in Clio for dinner at about 3:30. Tonight is the car cruise there and we expected to see lots of cars early in anticipation of Back to the Bricks in Flint starting tomorrow. I think it was the usual number of classic cars, though, which is still a lot.  We split the chicken strip dinner and brought a couple strips (planks, actually) home.

I left for my mom's at 6:15, getting a small caramel frappe at McD on the way. My mom seems to like it best when I go at my usual time, but sometimes I need to switch it up and go there while I'm in the area to save gas.  She got her new TV in her room tonight, so that was nice. 

Then I came home and fertilized front and backyard flowers.  When Gary got home, he called me outside to see a spider building it's web after dark.  I had just walked through there an hour earlier!  I think it was the hugest spider I'd ever seen around here!  Gary took a picture of it and then followed my directions (I hope) to drown it with Raid and not let it fall on his shoes and come in the house!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sunday, August 14, 2011

It was cool enough this morning to wear my brown pants & cami with the matching jacket to church. Love this weather! No humidity either! I was presented with a prayer shawl for my mom during the service today, a pretty and soft purple. Leaves fuzz everywhere though, so I should have took it home and washed it before I gave it to her.  We went to visit her after church and woke her up. I had to decide whether to go early or make a special trip out later. I'm going through so much gas!

Then we drove through the Clio Taco Bell and got 99 cent nachos that were on special. We took them to the Clio Park to eat in the car, and it started pouring! After a bit, we went home and I did laundry and tried to nap. But, as usual, the phone kept ringing and Gary was noisy. He made Shepherd's Pie in a cast iron skillet for dinner. Delish!

We went to McD later and the Rodmans met us there for ice cream.

Tomorrow I have to take my car in for repairs.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Woke up at 6 a.m. and was surprised it was totally dark outside! Surprised in the same way last night when I looked outside at 9:15 and it was dark.

I turned in my mother's keys to her apt. this morning and then went to her new home at Elizabeth's and hung out for a short time before we left for Battle Creek for A.J.'s 16th birthday party.  It was nice to see everybody and eat cake!  Got to see Willie's one-year-old son, Billy, for the first time.  I have 4 great-grandchildren and this is the first time I've seen any of them!  Willie and Amy seem to be really good parents.  Amy works and Willie is the house-husband.

Before getting on the expressway for that trip, we spied disassembled wind turbines on train cars for miles.  They were still there when we got home at almost 11 p.m.  The trip home took way too long.  Detours, windows fogged on the inside and outside, wrong turns, etc.

Nice cool weather!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Friday, August 12, 2011

I need to get motivated to maintain this blog! I've been busy, though, with all it takes moving my mom from the hospital to the nursing home to the assisted living home. Things should calm down soon, and then what will be my excuse?!!!

This morning my son-in-law came by and gave me the money he owed me for the $93 worth of gas I put in his car and the $20 their phone bill went over last month. Then I went to the post office and drove through McD and got a snack wrap and a Diet Coke. Then my sister called me to meet her and Beth at McD, so I took my pop and went back over! That was nice. After that, I went home and hung out with Amanda and the kiddos.

Later we went to Twin's and got too much food, since Gary wanted to get the special which was $2 more than what we would have gotten anyways. I don't like doing that, though, because it added size to the pizza plus one more topping plus bread sticks!

Then we came home and I turned around and went back to Clio to my mom's. She was feeling badly today so did not take her morning Lasix. Her bp was up also. Tonight she said she felt better and owed it to the lack of Lasix. She's been there one week and only gotten two nights' good sleep due to her roommates roaming around in the night (and once yelling "Fire!". She saw the tiny red light on ma's phone base and thought it was a fire!).

Then I went on to Birch Run and Vanity Fair to get underwear and a top on sale at Bon Worth. Sure I don't have money to spend, but I just tell myself it's less than Gary spends on all his breakfast, lunch and dinner dates with friends!

Had a quiet evening while Gary was at his meeting. Watched my tivo'd All My Children and Dr. Oz.

I'm thoroughly enjoying this cooler weather and I'm certainly more productive! It has usually been getting up to about 82, but with low humidity.  Can't wait to get up north soon!