Sunday, May 30, 2010

Wasn't feeling on top of the world today. I was dizzy for awhile in the morning so I laid down for a quick nap and that seemed to have helped. I did a load of laundry. Did some knitting and a little bargello. It's so hot and humid that my throat is acting up. Got to love chronic laryngitis. Didn't work on a manuscript or anything of that nature.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Boy have I been a slacker! Shame on me. Now some catch up.

Tuesday: Spent most of the day working on one of my manuscripts. Answered a couple of questions on WebAnswers. One of which was awarded as an accepted answer.

Wednesday: Trash day and we had a lot this week due to the mess left from our broken water heater and installation of a new one. What a mess! Grandson went to Sprinfield to visit some friends. One of daughter's friends had a heart attack and she plans on going to Dayton to see him tomorrow. Then she will pick up grandson and they will return home. Worked on my manuscript.

Thursday: Worked some more on my manuscript. Grandson returned from Springfield in the evening late. Since he and daughter hadn't eaten all day I fixed a light dinner for them at 11:00 P.M.

Friday: Got some financial stuff together for daughter. She got her first paycheck today. The car needed the oil changed and a good once over. Then for a treat we all went to Lone Star and had a lovely dinner. She and grandson went to the store later in the night and picked up a few things. Grandson decided to clean out my refrigerator before he put the groceries in it. We were all up until two thirty in the morning. We watched two DVD's too. We saw "The Pink Panther" and "Miracle".

Saturday (today): I was pretty lazy. I got up and fed the cat then went back to bed and slept until 1:30 p.m. Daughter is at Marcon and won't be home until tomorrow. Grandson and I will be having pizza and a movie (the last Harry Potter one) later tonight. That's it for now.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Gee! I hadn't realized I'd missed a day or two of posting. Sorry, readers....if there are any of you. lol

Saturday: The three of us went to the Craftacular event in Clintonville. We were only there for an hour or two, but we had an nice time and saw lovely handmade items. We wished that we had some spare money so we could purchase some of what we saw. Grandson and I came home and daughter went to help friends rip out some carpet. Later that night when we were all home together we watched the movie "Radio". It is a great movie.

Sunday: We all slept in late. I worked in the yard in the afternoon while the rest of them rested up. We planned on having BBQ'd spareribs for dinner and daughter was going to do them in the crock pot. They turned out pretty well and we had enough leftover so that we can have spareribs for dinner tonight. We ate our lunch out on the patio. It was nothing fancy just sandwiches, chips, and fruit but it was a fun thing to do.

Today: The wrecking crew is back next door working on what they had started. The noise that they are making sounds like thunder and sometimes shakes my floor like thunder does. Cleaning bathrooms for my excitement for the day. I, also, contacted Fiskar because my pruning stik came apart. They asked me to send a picture and they would replace it. We'll see how that turns out. I sent them a picture online.

That's it for now.

Friday, May 21, 2010

We had some excitement in the neighborhood today. The business that was behind my home was razed today. It used to be Williams Trailer Sales but was closed for numerous years. A bulldozer has most of it knocked down. It looks odd when I look out the back windows.

I finished up the laundry. Submitted a chapter of a child's book that I had written to Helium. I wrote a little more on one of my other novels. It's been pretty quiet around here (if you over look the noise made by the bulldozer).

I will say goodnight for now. Sleep tight.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Yesterday I made Apple Muffins. Worked on my novel. Took a shower, did dishes in the dishwasher. I am so happy that the dishwasher is working again! We had a very late dinner last night. Eight o'clock is late for me. It was taco night and daughter wanted to be here for it. She had a meeting after work which is why we eat later on Wednesdays.

Today, I let the dishwasher do dishes again (lol) and took daughter's clothes out of the washer and put them into the drier. I need to do my own laundry, but haven't started it yet. I'm dealing with a weird headache so I laid down for a little seemed to have help. I've spend a lot of time working on my book just in the event that the headache was related to eyestrain and the computer.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

It was a pretty quiet day around here today. I hand washed two days worth of dishes, dried them, and put them away. It sure is nice to have hot running water and to be able to flush a toilet. Grandson washed (twice) the towels we used to sop up the water during our mini flood. They got dried and I folded them. Next I took the sheets off the bed that daughter and I share and I plan to shower before I go to bed and put clean ones on. Daughter had her shower this morning before she went to work. Toilets ran for a while but I think I now have them under control. The kitchen fawcet had no pressure coming out of it so I removed the screen and it was filled with gravelly stuff. Got that all cleaned out and pressure is better. Then miracle of miracle's the dishwasher came back to life (after not working for 5 months) so I washed dishes in it and it ran just fine. Go figure!

I wrote on one of my novels. Plus I wrote something here. Oh, I also spent some time answering questions on Web Answers. Good day all around.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Water heater got replaced. We now have running water and hot water. Now we have to restore some order to the place. Grandson as been working on it while I made dinner. After the workmen left we had some errands to run. Grandson had business to take care of and I needed to have my blood drawn to check my blood thinner medication. We swung by Walmart to replenish some groceries. We have one toilet that doesn't want to quit running so we need to get that resolved. After dinner grandson washed the towels that we used to sop up the water off the floor over the weekend.

Tomorrow I will catch up on getting the kitchen back in order. Daughter starts her job tomorrow, so I will not be out and about for a change. Maybe I can get settled back into a routine.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

We went to the Columbus Metropolitan Art Museum today. It was lovely and very interesting. We had my daughter's son with us yesterday, overnight, and today then we delivered him back to his other grandparents so he could spend some time with them.

The grandson living here is building a cupboard for his "stuff" and it sounds interesting from this distance (I'm in another room).

Tomorrow the water heater should be replaced and we will have water again. Woo hoo!! It will be so nice to flush the toilets in a normal fashion. Then I think washing dishes would be next then showers for one and all. We won't know how to act.

Friday, May 14, 2010

This has not been the best day of my life. We woke up this morning with a flood of water all over the place. It seems that our water heater sprung a leak. One more thing we did not need. We turned the water off and made arrangements to get it replaced. Replacement can't happen until Monday due to scheduling of the plummer. Another daughter of mine is paying to get the water heater replaced. She and her husband are life savers. The daughter here with me has a friend who loaned her a shopvac to suck up the water on the floor and carpet. Another friend of hers let her and my grandson go over to their place for showers. The utility room where the water heater resides is torn apart at the moment and the stuff that was in there is stashed wherever we could find room for it. Can't flush the toilet, wash dishes, or laundry and it may affect our cooking...since the water is turned off. I do have bottled water on hand and two gallons of water that we can "flush" the toilet with. I called my wonderful neighbors next door to ask if we could come over for water if we needed it. They said "no problem".

Due to this "stress" I have had a headache most of the day. I, also, heard from an old friend which helped perk up my spirits a little.

Well tomorrow will get better. Tomorrow will get better. Tomorrow will get better.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Been a busy day for the people here. I mall walked with my brother, grandson and daughter had some business to take care of, then daughter had to drive to the PA border to pick up her son from his dad for the weekend. Today was her birthday...boy am I getting old! It's hard to believe that my baby girl is a full grown adult. I really am old :( but there's not much I can do about it.

I don't have anything planned for tomorrow except yard work if the weather is okay. Don't know what the rest have planned for their day. I hope to get something posted on Helium as well.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Daughter and grandson spent the morning getting his address and ID up-to-date. Daughter then had things to do from noon-time until early evening so we had a late dinner. I made meatloaf, creamed potatoes, and corn on the cob. Tomorrow is daughter's birthday so I made her a chocolate cake with chocolate icing from scratch. We put her soon to be age on the cake in gum drops. She will be on the go all day tomorrow so we will have a piece of the cake tonight. She's off to pick up her son in PA. for the weekend.

Wrote on my novel for awhile and it felt good to do so. Tomorrow morning I will be walking the mall with my brother. I'm not sure if my resident grandson will be going with us. He's more than welcome to join us.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Grandson is here finally and settling in. He made nachos for our dinner tonight. They were very, very, good.

I answered some questions on WebAnswers while I was doing laundry. I got the laundry done but several days later than I usually do it.

The day seems to have slipped quickly by and I don't feel like I got much done. Does that make sense? (It did to

Monday, May 10, 2010

I have a tension headache and hopefully it will leave soon.

Daughter and I went to three stores grocery shopping for the month. It took us three hours. Then we had to unload it and put it away. (A woman's work is never Since my grandson will be moving in with us tomorrow we really needed the food. After the grocery trip daughter loaded some items in the car to drop off at her storage area so we will have room for said grandson. It will soon be cosy here.

We had a good dinner since we didn't have any lunch due to our running around. Our dinner consisted of braised pork chops, fresh corn on the cob, and sauted asparagus. Very, very, yummy. I cooked the chops and prepared the corn while the daughter preped and cooked the asparagus. Afterward she washed the dishes and I dried them plus put them away. We are now sitting and resting.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day...I heard from all of my daughters. Plus I heard from grandchildren and nephews. That made me feel very, very, good.

Yesterday was a busy day and filled with fun. I went to the Central Ohio Folk Festival and had a blast. I saw some amazing entertainment there. I will list them in order of how I liked them (not in the order I saw them): Bill Cohen, Randall Williams (daughter's fave), Smoking Fez Monkeys, The Yellow Room Gang, The Answer Ladies (all dulcimer group), the Hard Tackers, and James Keelighan.

I attended a Drum Circle (I had no idea what it was, but I thought it was listening to ethnic drums). It was a group participation to learn to play drums or anything, such as sticks, washboards, etc. I had so much fun with them. It was actually a workshop and when I attend another festival like this I will attend the Drum Circle if they have one and be a little more involved.

We packed some food for our lunch and dinner and we ate it in the car. The weather was not ideal. It was 56 degrees, wind of 65 miles per hour, and we were basically outside. Tents do not keep you warm with winds like those. I wore daughter's sleeping bag most of the time. Needless to say both of us were chilled to the bone by the time we got home at midnight. We grabbed something hot to drink and something to nibble on before we went to bed. We tossed my warm, but unplugged, electric blanket on top of all the blankets already on the bed and made outselves toasty. I slept like a log.

Daughter had to go back to the festive to help take down the tents and participate in a couple of workshops. I declined, since I'm not supposed to be out too long in raw, windy, chill weather. I felt okay but I didn't want to push the envelope. I was still chilled so I crawled back into bed at 1:00 p.m. and slept until 6:30 p.m.

Mother's Day was quiet and I was snug and warm in my bed.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Mall walked as planned. Daughter helped set up for Central Ohio Folk Fest, to which we will be going tomorrow. She will be working as needed. I'll get to attend my first folk fest.

I took advantage of nap time today and took a two hour one. I've spent most of my "awake" time going through email and seeing whatelse is going on in my world.

Daughter will soon be home and we need to talk about tomorrow's plans. So I will get off of here for today.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

It's been a complex day today. First off I was up later than usual last night because my daughter needed to bake a cake or two for the gathering after the burial of her friend's mother. We got up early so we could attend the service at the gravesite. Next we went to a friend's house to visit and to eat something. Then several hours later after a nice visit with everyone we came home. My neighbor, Kevin, said he was making burgers on the grill and offered us ones. We took him up on the offer. We traded him two burgers with buns and trimmings for several brownies.

My daughter's son was at the funeral with his father and spent time with us as well. Next week my other grandson (#3) will be moving in with us and daughter's son will be in town that week also.

Now I'm catching up on email and things of that nature but it is hard for me to keep my eyes open. I can't wait to get to bed since I need to be up to go mall walking with my brother in the morning.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Daughter made a peanut fudge pudding cake in her crockpot this morning. We sampled it (yeah, right) and it was mighty tasty. We played two quick games of Mahjong while it was cooking. We hadn't played Mahjong for about a week.

One of my daughter's friends mother passed away and the viewing was tonight. Due to scheduling issues I couldn't make it to the viewing, but we are both going to the burial tomorrow morning. Since daughter and friend are very close they have been spending a lot of time with each for emotional support. I had to reschedule my Thursday morning mall walk with my brother to Friday.

I submitted a query letter to a publishing house to see if they would be interested in my manuscript. It will take 21 days before I'll hear something. However, I got an automated "I am out of the office today" message shortly after I sent my query so I imagine it will be longer than 21 days before I hear anything. Oh well, that's the way it works usually.

Tonight is trash night so I got that all gathered up. Did dishes and other daily household chores. We are in a thunderstorm warning late tonight with large gusts of wind and they just now said "and hail" are headed this way. Woopee!!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Just a quick note - I found a tick walking on me this evening and now I feel a itchy and crawlly. Ugh.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Worked on making room in the bedroom closet so my daughter and I could put her clothes and free up room for my grandson to hang the few items that he puts on hangers. In the process I managed to knock a framed photo off the top of my bookcase and banged my head and neck. I must have turned funny because I have been in pain where it bounced off my neck. My left shoulder and left side of my neck hurt.

Daughter checked my neck and back to make sure I hadn't scraped a spot that could bleed, because of the coumadin that I take. All was well in that respect but she did have me lay down with an ice pack on my upper neck and spine. I took an Advil and laid down later for a nap. That helped quite a bit.

That's about it for today.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

I am remiss on postings the pass couple of days. Mea culpa, mea culpa. I actually goofed off yesterday. It was a gloomly, windy, rainy day and I got one of those inner chills that I get on occasion so I crawled back into bed at 12:30 p.m. I slept until 4:00 p.m. The wind had calmed down and the rain had stopped so I walked over and paid my rent.

Daughter was at a boating regulation class most of the day, but she had put a roast, potatoes, onions, carrots, and celery into the crock pot and let it cook while she was gone. It was a delicious meal. Then we watched a dvd of the Firefly series, over popcorn, and soda pop.

I did manage to get some laundry done, but that was about it. A very lazy day in most respects.

Today will be spent catching up on the things I didn't get finished yesterday. So, I'm finishing up the laundry, washing a day's worth of dishes, and I hope to get some writing done.

Daughter went to Springfield to get grandson 3's possessions that he wants stored for the summer. Next she had plans to go to a play with a friend. I'm not sure when I'll see her today so I'm pretty much on my own.