Saturday, April 18, 2009

Making my Wishlist


Kindle 2 is high on my wishlist here. I really didn't know what Kindle 2 was until I looked to find a book through Amazon this morning and just clicked on Kindle. OH MY! I shouldn't have because now, I want one really bad! This will hold thousands of books, all in a paper thin, readable format just like the originals. No heavy books. Love it! Maybe Santa will see this and start ahead for Christmas and if I'm a good girl, I just may~~~~ may see this on Christmas.....hint...hint.......Santa? ;)
Well, I've been awake since early morning, made my coffee and finished a movie on one of the free TV sites online.
The name of the movie is Carolina Moon and it's a Lifetime movie.....need I say more........yes, lots of Kleenex tissues when you watch this. The movie is based on a book by Nora Roberts. Check it out!
The Bodyguard said yesterday that Thomas, our cat, actually had 2 birds cornered on our partially screened back porch and he was chasing them from side to side of the porch. He was in heaven with a 2 bird chasing. He opened the door and let them out and you could see the disappointment on Thomas's face when his cat and mouse game was over. I'm glad he didn't catch the birds and have them for dinner. He has been known to bring us a little leftover mouse, plopped on the doormat, while he is beaming with pride. After a couple of those instances, he figured out that the scene would go like this:
Thomas plays with a mouse and then kills it.
He proudly takes leftovers and places it on the front porch rug.
I open the door to take Ren out and scream.
Repeat........
So, he figured it out that putting a mouse on the doormat makes me scream. He doesn't do that anymore. So, living in the country has its benefits. You don't have to buy cat toys or cat trees, they have tons of trees to climb, plenty of squirrels and mice for dinner, and front porch swings to snooze on.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Greetings!




On Tuesday, after work, I dropped by Velvet's Vintage just to walk around and lift my spirits. It's a unique little place near Helen, Georgia with lots of yesteryear stuff. This saved me a trip to the drugstore for cards and I really love....love...love these cards. I picked up 4 of them, one in particular to Miss Meghan. She has been a little under the weather with bronchitis.
Meghan was a preemie born at only 28 weeks. She was on a breathing machine for 2 months and in NICU. They diagnosed her with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia. She did well though when returning home and never had to go back into the hospital. At 3 months old, she weighed a whopping 4 lbs! She had a breathing monitor on for the first year and at home breathing treatments for about 2-3 years. Her lungs are pretty sensitive anyways but she is truly a miracle! Now, she's almost 21 (can't believe it!) and smart as can be.
Her card is sealed in the envelope but I thought I would share the other cards. I love to find neat stuff like this!
Here's to Meghan~~~~ Get well soon!
As I strolled around the store, I found the old books very intriguing. They had 2 original Gone With the Wind books. I resisted the urge to buy one. Then there was another book dated 1946 about love and marriage, and raising children. I laughed and laughed at some of the stuff they had in this book. Boy, how society has changed since 1946!
Today I'm off and listening to some flute music on CD while I read. I have almost finished the book Broken Open that I got a couple of weeks ago at the airport. It was a really good book, a little philosophical with alot of "ah hah" moments in it.
Well, off to some music therapy and reading~~~~

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Sunny Day~~~

Today is a sunny day and that makes all the difference in the world driving to work. We needed the rain here in North Georgia but the sunshine is welcome today.
The nerve in my left arm is still a bit irritated and some numbness in the little finger. Made appt to the doctor on Monday. Rest and heat seems to help it alot. I'm hoping this is just a flare.

The last bit of taxes are finally done for 2008 and sent today. Is that the last minute or what????LOL The feeling after taxes are done, I guess, are comparable to finishing that dreaded exam or the last day of school. Every year I say I'm going to be more organized, but that doesn't happen.

Speaking of organization.........I read on one of the stitching blogs (can't remember where) that there are professional people who are "Stash Organizers". That was the first I had ever heard of before. I tend to think that creative people are the least organized, and that's part of being spontaneous, I think. I will never be fortunate enough to have a professional organizer but wondering if any of the bloggers here have had that experience??
Tomorrow, I'm off and I can think of a million things to do. I'm hoping for sunny weather again.
I carry a journal with me everyday that has my "to do "list in it. Maybe I can get some things done, but most importantly rest my arm a bit so I can get back to stitching every day.......it's just necessary for the mind!
Well, back to work, Part 2.........................

Monday, April 13, 2009

Monday Madness


Well, I'm just getting home from a Monday madness, I call it. At work we have electronic medical records and this morning around 9:30 am all the lights and computers shut off......nothing but darkness and quiet.......here I am trying to do pelvic exams with a flashlight.....honestly..........with no records. This was difficult to say the least.

The lights were off for nearly 2 hours. The backup generator cut on, but only the hall lights.

There was alot of confusion and we finally caught up with the paperwork late this evening.

Evidently there were strong winds and storms. The wind was so strong that car alarms were going off in the parking lot from the cars shaking. Boy, is this a stormy week!

It's that time of year, though, for storms.

I want to do some stitching but I have rested my arm........having some recurrent nerve problems and numbness in my left little fingers and up to my neck. I had ulner nerve surgery 2 years ago and I thought it was fixed but, I recently strained my arm and since, I have progressively noticed weakness and tingling again. I'm going to take something for the muscle spasms and see if I can stitch something tonight, even if I'm slower.
Whew! Deep breath....I wish I had some stitching progress today but none to report.
Here's to a Monday!


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