Ok I’m Blogging

I know it has been a while since I’ve blogged and I’ll be surprised if I still have any friends left on here.   I have the time, I just seem to like reading your blogs instead of writing one.  You all are so creative and well mine are just about family , flowers, gardens and grandchildren.  So this one will probably be about the same stuff.
 
Lets see first of all I finally got rid of that awful sinus infection that had me down pretty good.  I did go and get my flu shot and on Monday I plan on getting the pnemonia shot. Been there done that and don’t want to do it again.  I didn’t have this stuff until I turned 60 and OMG my old body just says come on she’s weak lets attach her!!!  Getting older sucks!!! Especially for someone who is so darn independent and wants to go and do like she was 20.  But like my friend Toddie I am learning to take better care of myself, ticks me off but I’m learning.  Like don’t go outside bare foot chasing the dogs at 4:00 AM in the morning, and putting a jacket on when its in the 40 degrees temps, see I’ve always gone out without a coat and most of the time no shoes around the house.  I just like the freedom , but my body is saying stupid put on your shoes and coat and if’s its raining cover your head!!!  I’m learning, even though I did sit out in the rain tonight watching my grand daughters preform their "Grease" routine with their High school band, but I did have a coat on and yes I had an umbrella, yes I am learning I can still do just have to take care of the body!!!  Again getting old is not for WHIMPS!!!
 
This is a picture of my twin grand daughters at Soccer Senior Honors Night with their proud grand parents.
 
Today I went shopping and as most of you know I live in a mobile home and you can’t have a fire place in a mobile home or should I say we shouldn’t have one in a mobile home.  So in the DVD section of Wally World I found this DVD that turns your TV into a crackling fireplace. It also plays Christmas music while the fire crackles and I guess that is as close to a fire place I’m going to get in this home.   So this year I will have a 46" fireplace and it’s in HD too!!! Little things make me happy. LOL
 
The leaves are turning here in West Virginia and tomorrow night we have a freeze warning and my ferns and palms are so pretty , going to bring them in as towards the middle of next week it’s suppose to be back in the 70’s so I can enjoy them a little longer.  The palms I keep in all winter, the ferns do not do well in the house so I am taking the large one to my office and let the boys take care of it for me this winter.  They are great guys they water them and look after them for me.  Here are a couple of pictures of my Fern I want to save and my palms. I wish I could save them all. 
 
 
Another thing I did this week was apply for my social security, yup I went ahead and did it and according to them I should draw my first check February 2010!! Whoo Hoo!! I did it all on line the only other thing I have to do is take my Birth Certificate to the SS office in Parkersburg I guess to prove I was born????  Depending on the economy come spring I may still be working anyway, if it was like this past year I’ll probably hang it up and retire full time. Just have to wait and see.
 
Had the schnauzers spayed about 11 days ago and stitches removed yesterday. They did great and Benji was like a mother hen always checking on them when they were recouping after surgery.  In less than two days they were active as if they had nothing done!!  Here is a picture of my babies and my faithful companion Benji.
 
My Mom is doing well, her blood pressure still elevates now and then but she has this little pill she takes and it brings it back down.  Other than that she is doing great .
 
My sister is coming for a visit in November and I can’t wait until she gets here, we always have a good time when we are together, I usually get to see her twice a year and I always cherish our time together.
 
Hayden is getting so big, I don’t get to see him as often since his mother isn’t working at the present time.  If I go more than three days I call his Mom and say please bring Hayden over I need a fix. LOL  He is trying to talk , still grunts a lot, and uses hand signals. The dr. told us to make him say what he wants instead of handing it to him when he points and grunts at what he wants.  Can you believe he will be two next month?  It just seems like yesterday he was a month old when we started taking care of him.  Wonder what he will think of his new baby brother that is due in January??
 
Hubby and I have to go to our camp and close it for the winter, would you believe we open it in April and now its October and we didn’t use it one time this summer!! It was like we had so many projects going and just couldn’t get away. How sad is that?  Our youngest daughter used it so all was not wasted, at least someone enjoyed it. Maybe next year???  I thought since he is retired and me semi we would have so much time to do stuff, but turns out we run out of time and there are still things to do!! Whats with that?  How can I fix that?  I have this 5th wheel camper that has not been moved in two years!!!  The plan was to take it and travel around this great country of ours and there it sits!!!  Gotta change this somehow before I get too damn old to go or want to go!!! We did build a new cover/building for it this summer, another project!! LOL
 
I don’t know how many of you knew my space friend Jane/Auntie Jane, we lost her this month.  She was such a sweet lady and knew so much about dogs as she use to show and train.  She helped me with so many questions and she had some of the best stories she would share.  My friend you will be missed.
 
Well, there is more but I figured if you read this far, I’m lucky so I will try to do better and post more often.
 
Take care and I will keep checking in on all of you.
 
Hugs,
As Ever from "Wild & Wonderful West Virginia"
 
 
 
 
 
 
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12 Responses to Ok I’m Blogging

  1. ROCKET says:

    I\’ll be back to read the whole post a little later, Pat. Got corned beef and cabbage on the stove and the girls just got back but wanted you to know I was here. Laura\’s rifle team placed 4th out of the 56 teams competing!

  2. Beth says:

    I love your posts Pat. I love reading about family! Your dogs are all so cute and you look way to young to be applying for SS.Jane was on my friend\’s list too. She was a lovely lady and she will be missed by so many!Hugs or as Al used to say "Love ya."

  3. Dana says:

    Of course it\’s been nice keeping up with your doings on Facebook but have to say it\’s so nice to see your blog on here! Hayden is getting so big and still adorable as ever. Those little doggie faces are too hard to resist, mine are now on my lap a lot since the weather has gotten colder. I always kill ferns. I don\’t know why all other plants I do good with, oh no not true I also kill african violets. Have a great week!

  4. Rambling says:

    I love your blogs Patsy, I feel a part of your family. I am happy when you include us in the happy times, the fun times and the ones that need us to lift you up in prayer. Please don\’t ever change my dear dear friend.Love and hugs.

  5. ROCKET says:

    I\’m sorry for your loss, Pat. Our weather is running about the same as yours with a freeze warning tonight then into the upper 60s during the week. We even had a few itty bitty flakes late last night; way too early for that. I wish you could have seen Sam when his momma walked in the door. He just about knocked her down! Now he\’s stuck to her like glue after not seeing her for 4 whole days! I hope to shoot some more photos tomorrow before the wind takes all the leaves. You keep being you and write what you like. I like reading about your family as well. I blog about my own a lot and others do as well. Gotta go do the dishes and clean up the kitchen. The girls were starving when they came in and really did a job on supper. Take care, girl!

  6. Babblelot says:

    I love reading your blogs. So sorry about your loss of a blog friend. You do look too young to retire my dear. Your twin grandbabies look likeyou I believe. Hayden turning two already? Those snuggly dogs are just too cute.My hubby retires and we stay at home and in our shop. That;s not what I hoped for.Have a good week and you sure are not a whimp!

  7. Windows Live says:

    really nice blog and interesting! I know what you mean about 20, those were the days huh?sorry for the loss of your friend.

  8. Sheila says:

    Great blog Pat love hearing about your family your twin grandaughters are lovely. They have the same hair colour as you have, I can see the resemblance. Those dogs are really cute and your old faithful Benji she is adorable. Sorry to hear about Jane what a lovely lady she was so sad. Have a lovely week xx hugs Sheila

  9. technogran says:

    Yes Patsy we are all going to miss dear Aunty Jane. It\’s funny isn\’t it how as we get older we still think we can do the things that we used to do when younger? But our bodies soon remind us that \’enough is enough\’! We have had our flu jabs as well over here. Take care Patsy love your photos .

  10. Stephen Craig says:

    Dear Patsy, Thank you for posting these updates and for visiting the Painting Studio. I took my retirement last month when I turned 62 because I had not worked since Feb. because of my medical condition and do not exactly know where it will lead. Also thought it may be a good idea to get in the system while funds are still there for those that earned and paid for their social security retirement. Thank you again andas ever be well, Stephen Craig Rowe

  11. Sarah says:

    Great to hear from you, Pat. How fun that you\’re getting a new great-grandchild! Hope everything is going well with the pregnancy. Your grandgirls are looking good, as are you and Hubby! They\’re seniors this year, right?

  12. JENNALACEY says:

    HI PATSY, THX FOR THE VISIT AND I\’M PSYCHIC AND JUST KNEW YOU WOULD COSTUME YOUR DOGS. PROBABLY THE CAT IF YOU HAVE ONE LOL. I THINK THE POODLE SHOULD BE THO HE\’S MALE A BALLERINA LOL THAT WOULD BE SO CUTE TO SEE. OR A NURSE LOL.IM 62 AND STILL TRYING TO HAVE GOLDEN YEARS. I MET THIS NICE MAN ONLINE WHO LIVES IN HUBBYS AREA AT THE OTHER END OF TOWN BUT WE TALK ON THE PHONE AND HE IS VERY KIND. HE MAILS ME EVERY DAY ON THE SITE WE BELONG TO AS WELL. WE BOTH JUST GOT THE FLU AND I DONT TAKE SHOTS. I FIGURE THE BODY GETS RID OF JUNK WHEN ITS SUPPOSED TO AND THATS IT. YOU MUST STOP MAKING PROJECTS DARLING. LIFE IS TOO SHORT AND YOU AND HUBBY SHOULD BE HAVING THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE NOW AND FOREVER. GET THAT FIFTH WHEEL OUT, GO TO THE CABIN. PLANTS AREN\’T HUMANS YOU CAN ALWAYS GET MORE. BUT YOU CANT GET ANOTHER GOOD HUBBY. THATS MY STORY AND IM STICKING TO IT. HAVE A GREAT HALLOWEEN. I BROKE FRONT TOOTH SO WAITING TO GET IT FIXED AT 1400. AND HUBBY SAID HED GIVE IT TO ME SO I JUST HAVE TO STAY INSIDE AS I WONT GO OUT IN PUBLIC LIKE THIS. I GUESS ITS MY HALLOWEEN COSTUME LOL.PAULINE IS GOING AS A FRENCH MAID AND HER FRIEND AS A PIRATE AND THEY ARE HAVING A GREAT PARTY AT HERR DAUGHTERS RESTAURANT SO I WISH I COULD DO THAT.HAGD DARLIN AND THX FOR YOUR SUPPORT AS ALWAYS LOVE YOU MUCH

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