Monday, February 9, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day (with a little crabbiness to spice things up a bit)

 I actually made and hung up a Valentine banner last week.
Between that and my Valentine napkins I feel that I am all set for the holiday.
We (hubby doesn't)  do fact he'd skip all of them....well, maybe not the summer ones cuz then he gets the day off work and he can golf.

Sunday my daughter and her family came to visit. It was nice, Kev brought home broasted chicken and potatoes for us.....they were not expecting to be fed. I really need to start cooking again. Wish me luck because I want to  make low sodium foods that Kev will like too.
We had grandson J here and Amy & Mark have 3 children, they all get along good and aren't obnoxious or anything, so the house was not too noisy. Jalen likes to be the head honcho so he had activities planned.....some sort of dress up thing upstairs (I haven't seen the upstairs yet, but they said they put everything back) and then a treasure hunt. 
Amy & Mark stayed about 2 hours and then headed back home, they have 1-1/2 to 2 hour drive and the roads were a bit slippery as they got 1/2 way here. It was good to see them!

Today I had a DR appointment and I was sure the drain I have in (from the lymph node removal - I was unaware that 18 were removed) would be out later in the morning. I drove myself b/c: 1) I am sick of asking friends and 2) I'd be 'legal' to drive for the rest of the day. BUT.....the drain is sutured in.....and no one wanted to remove my oncologist decided that a surgeon needed to do it. It's one of those "I didn't do it so I am not taking it out" things. So I have an appt tomorrow with the surgeon. WELL.....I remembered that the visiting nurse is seeing me and she can take it out tomorrow, no need to see a surgeon. .....cancel that appt!!! I vented to my DR's nurse and she understood. The surgeon who took care of me put the visiting nurse plan in place. At least my clotting time is slowly moving in the right direction.
When I got home hubby asked why I was driving when I am not suppose to, I tried to explain to him....but Linda usually does as Linda wants. My drain should have been out days ago and I am feeling good, DR said it was healing nicely....that's my story and I'm stickin' to it!!! Oh yeah, he never said anything when he saw me washing the dishes....huh????
I found some bargains at the thrift store: Pretty blue sweater (so tired of my dark, dreary colors), pants for my grandson, brand new dress shirt for him also, book with some low sodium recipes, and that might be it....all for $5.25,
I also stopped at Shopko, Hobby Lobby, and Subway (the only fast food place I can eat). In the afternoon I stopped at my friends Stamp-a-long and made some cards? Yup, I skipped grocery I have to do that tomorrow.
I think it's time for me to relax.
More DR appointments and even some fun stuff coming up later this week....stay tuned.


  1. Sounds like an awesome day!!!! Glad you found some treasures!!
    Husbands are a bit quirky. And THEY think wives are!!
    Glad to hear you are heading in the right direction. I find family visits are such a comfort!

  2. Men have a tendency to not look at things the way we do, but I'm glad your week end was eventful and happy. Getting out and enjoying today agreed with you. Grocery shopping seems to be at the bottom of my list when there's more fun things to do. Glad you're feeling better.

  3. You AMAZE me!!
    I am beyond happy that you are doing so well.

  4. I always thought it was Sandy does what Sandy wants, not Linda. LOL. We got that from mom.

  5. Linda, I think you had a fun family time. You were naughty to drive...but oh my gosh, I truly understand. I am not one to ask for help. It's a hard thing to do when you are independent. I wish I could have helped you...but then no one would get groceries as I truly hate shopping for food any more. I am praying for you dear Linda. blessings, xoxo,Susie