Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Bad me, bad me, I haven't posted for awhile.

Sunday: Worked on revamping one of my manuscripts. That is tiring, believe it or not, so I took a nap and that took care of the rest of my day.

Monday: Did some laundry and housework. Went back to my manuscript to revamp it, still.

Tuesday: Ran Malware and Norton on my pc. That took several hours. Worked on an outline for another manuscript for a change of pace then back to the one I'm revamping. I have a few more chapters before I can say I'm finished with it. I made Magic Cookie Bars for our evening treat. They are good!

Kent went on a job interview and got hired. He doesn't start for a couple of days. Heather went to Philadelphia to pick up Brian. He's spending the night with us.

Wednesday: Worked a little in the yard, gathered the trash (it's Wednesday, again), and worked on my revamping. Brian was with us until three this afternoon then he was delivered to his other grandparents for a "family" thing.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Here's the scoop!

Yesterday the cable people were here and exchanged the main cable box for a different one. All seems to be working fine. I went and had my blood drawn to have my coumadin level checked, then we went to Krogers to pick up a couple of refills.

I worked on my manuscript and made a strawberry coffeecake (but not at the same time).

Today the plans are to do laundry (which is started) and to enjoy a couple of DVD's. After dinner tonight we plan on going to Slate Run Metro Park for a Bat tour (eat your heart out Dawn - lol). The tour starts at 9:00 pm. Hopefully we won't get eaten by mosquitoes.

Heather worked out in the yard for me today. She put a fence around those pesky tiger lillies and did a repair job on my falling off its pedestal mailbox. I really appreciate all that she has done.

Kent had a job interview this morning and he seemed satisfied with how it went.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Golly how time flies! Once again I have missed several days of posting. Here we go to catch you up.

Sunday: Didn't do a heck of a lot. I did spend a lot of time revamping one of my manuscripts. That was it for Sunday.

Monday: Having issues with the cable on the tv in the living room. We've been doing what the cable company suggested and it only work for a short time. Since I don't watch the living room tv as much as Kent does he's been complaining about the lack of channels on a regular basis. Worked on my manuscript. We went to a concert at a park in Worthington. US Army brass band played, they were great!

Tuesday: Answered questions on WebAnswers. Worked on two manuscripts. Tv still acting up.

Wednesday: Made two doctors appointments. One for my yearly physical and the other for my pap test. Wooppee! Picked up meds and worked on the manuscript that needs revamping. Tv still an issue.

Thursday: Called the cable company they are sending a repairman out on Friday between 8:00am and 10:00am. Have more meds waiting to be picked up and worked on my manuscript revamp. It sucks that each publishing house has different needs on the format of your manuscript, that is why I'm revamping it.

Today: Waiting for the cable guy. Got up early so I wouldn't be caught unprepared. I'll try to return later to leave an update.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Friday - Worked in the yard for awhile. Heather helped me finish it up. Worked on one of my manuscripts until my allergies (assisted by yard work) got the better of me. I took a Sudafed and a nice nap. Brian spent the day with us Thursday and spent the night, then we returned him to his other grandparents.

Saturday - Normally laundry day for me but I don't have enough to make a load yet. Heather and Kent did their respective laundries yesterday. Paid a couple of bills and worked on my manuscript. It is movie night tonight and we are going to watch "Where The Wild Things Grow".

Thursday, June 17, 2010

It was a short night for me. My feet felt like they were on fire (they get that way when I get hot) and made it impossible for me to get back to sleep. I was up at 2:30 a.m. and stayed up. I'm beginning to feel it now. I'm going to take my morning meds then maybe go back to bed to see if I can sleep. Prior to this sleepless night I had planned to hand trim in the flower bed, but not if I'm tired...I might trim a toe off.

Kent and his grandfather, Kurt, were able to talk via Skype last night. That was pretty interesting. I could see the advantage of Skype. Now all we need is a

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

I worked on my manuscript and on my cartoons today. I even got caught up on the three Lifetime sitcoms that I fell in love with and can't watch on tv anymore, so I watch them on the computer. The three shows are Army Wives, Drop Dead Diva, and the Secret Life of the American Teenager. We had to cut back on the premium channels we were getting on cable in order to save money.

Today is trash day and eat dinner late day. We will be eating around 8:15/8:30 tonight. We're going to have hamburgers and homemade (scratch) french fries.

Dawn has created a blog called "Eating the Bucket List". It looks pretty interesting and I have become a follower of it.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Heather went to her son's graduation today. This took place in PA. and she is driving him back here for the summer.

I paid a couple of bills, worked on one of my manuscripts, and talked to Michelle today. I answered several questions on WebAnswers as well. When I get done here I plan on working on my cartoons.

On the whole its been a quiet day and I got a lot done on my manuscript.

Monday, June 14, 2010

To unconfuse people I would like your input on the following "naming" of offspring. Instead of daughter one, two, three, four, etc and the same with grandchildren how about first names? Daughters Dawn, Michelle, Heather, Stephanie. and Grandsons Kurt, Joe, Kent, Blake, Brian, Wyatt and Granddaughters Ashley, Amanda, Mariah, and Cynthia.
Daughter is on her way to attend her son's graduation then she will be bringing him here to stay with his other set of grandparents until he has to go back to school or we have a house big enough for the four of us.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Yesterday and today I worked on three of my manuscripts. One is in the writing stage, another is being revamped for submission to a publisher, and the last one is having family photos scanned in for a family album.

I ran Norton Full Scan and Anti Malware scan. That took most of the day.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Once again...I'm behind with postings.

Tuesday - Answered a couple of questions on WebAnswers and asked a question. Worked on one of my novels. Went to WalMart to get some exercise. I made a chicken pot pie from scratch. It turned out well and was a hit. That was about all I did.

Wednesday - Trash Day! Through out the day I collected the trash. I worked on my novel. Grandson made most of our dinner with me helping by doing oven fries. He made chili dogs and mac and cheese. Dinner was a hit. We nominated daughter to cook the next day. Grandson made a fruit salad for our bedtime treat.

Thursday - Heard back from the publisher I was trying to interest in one of my manuscripts. They sent a polite, but no go, email. Now I will look for another publisher to poke. That took up a large part of the day. Daughter made Indian food, something I've not had much of. We had grilled chicken with chutney, rice pilaf, and nani (a bread of sorts), plus she made a dessert to top the meal off. It was all very tasty even though she wasn't happy with how it turned out. It was edible and yummy...even she admitted that.

Friday - Today we went to Blacklick Woods Metro Park and walked one of the trails. I ran malware to check my computer for took a little time so I worked on my novel while that was going on. When I leave my blog I will work on my resubmission items.

Monday, June 7, 2010

It's plain to see that I missed a couple of days here. This is getting habit forming.

Friday - I worked in the yard weeding while Grandson washed off the patio furniture and hosed down the front of the house and the patio. That took the stuffing out of me.

Saturday - I was homer a loner. Daughter and Grandson went over to Daughter's friends house and they ripped out carpeting in two rooms. It took all day. The one room was on concret and the furring was cemented into the basement floor. So we had a late night. I spent my day online goofing off.

Sunday - I was on my own again. Grandson went back over to rip carpeting out of two more rooms and two closets. Everything got done but one closet. Daughter dropped him off to do this while she went to an arts fair in the downtown area with another friend of her's. I did my laundry, did a little reading, knitting, needlepoint, and was on the internet the rest of the time.
Grandson worked all day and still has a closet left to do. That has yet to be scheduled.

Today - Worked out in the yard today trimming around the patio. Did some educational reading, knitting, needlepoint, and weights. I wrote on one of my novels and posted something here. I'll be roasting a chicken for dinner tonight and we're all supposed to be here to eat.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Did some more shredding of old documents. It's a long, slow, process. I don't like doing it even though I know it needs to be done.

Another thing I'm not truly looking forward to is this first time grocery shopping with Grandson Three and Daughter Three. They have their own ideas on who buys what and when to buy it. Since I'm not contributing anything to pay for the groceries I don't think I should interfere. I can see where Grandson wants to be the "man" of the house, but we need to make this more of a democracy. No one needs to feel "not" important to the living arrangements. This will be a learning lesson.

We are in the adjustment stage as it is. Daughter is an active person with a schedule that is packed with activity, plus she is working. She feels she needs to avail herself for making sure I am out doing things and getting to any appointments I might have. I don't want her to feel that I'm tying her down to caring for me...I'm not ready for that! I do like the things that we have done together they've been fun, but she needs sometime for herself as well.

Grandson wants something to keep him busy. I know he's bored to death, he's used to being busy. He's job hunting and hasn't had much luck yet. His social life is as bad as mine is. We have no friends nearby to hang out with. All of his friends are in Springfield, so I know it's tough on him. He's been helping with the yard work and other 'manly' things that I couldn't do myself.

Enough of me running my mouth. I'll let it go for now.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Trash day today. We will have more than usual due to things breaking around here and rearranging things. I now need to purchase a new floor mop and the tree lobber is broken but the company will replace it for nothing. I like that kind of guarantee.

Haven't heard from the publisher that I queried. I have been uploading photos for the family manuscript.

We will be grocery shopping later tonight. After 8:30 probably.

Need to finish the trash and get dinner started.

Before I forget - Daughter Four's knee went out on her last night and she has a stabilizing brace on it and will need to wear it four to six weeks. I know she is in horrible pain. Need to see if she needs any help or something.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

My daughter's son was in town today so we all got together and went to Three Rivers Park for a tram ride through the woods. It was beautiful and educational. It had been raining in the morning but had cleared up and was pleasant for the ride and rest of the day.

Daughter's son had to be back at his other grandparents because Dad was going to be there to take him home to PA. She took him there, then went to meet up with a friend of her's. That left grandson three and me at home for dinner on our own. We tried out a new dish, Tamale Pie, that wasn't bad. We had plenty of leftovers so that will be our dinner tonight.

I keep forgetting that it is Tuesday, today, and not Monday. So sometime today I need to get to WebAnswers and answers some questions. Grandson Three has been rearranging my kitchen today. I wish he would leave things alone, but we compromised on a few things. It will take awhile for me to adjust I'm sure.

He pulled a trick on me and it took me two days to realize he did it. He lengthened my cane. I was getting frustrated that it keep falling off the spots that I used to hang it on. Plus I noticed my shoulder was sore and I had done nothing to make it sore. Then I saw that the cane was taller. He then confessed to having changed it. I asked him not to do it again because it could make me hurt myself.