Thursday, May 19, 2016

Mostly Kid Stuff......Maybe Not

There's not much going on here.......'spose to be spring and end of year school activities abound. It's still so chilly here that I haven't been out. I am trying to get friends over to help me with some outside work....they offered but it's been cold.
Last week my girlfriend and I went to bookmuchers with my grandsons.....but I messed up and had the time wrong. We were too late to listen to them read but we had lunch, the most important thing anyway, right? I brought Cousins for one boy and DQ for the other one.
On friday my son came over and we ate at a local restaurant and then visited a museum. Two Rivers is the home of the ice cream sundae. There are other places to see but I chose this one first.

   the old time bar in the Washington house

They don't charge admission, the only money they make is by selling ice cream, so we each had a Sundae.
I was sooo tired on saturday, friday may have tired me out.
The weekend was quiet and cold. 
This week has been busy. Monday we attended the 5th & 6th grade band concert, it was nice.
Tuesday afternoon we went to the music/chorus concert at school. Their concerts are so neat, they always sing unique songs. Grandson J was happy to see us there. He called me that night and we had a great visit.
Tuesday night I went to  book club, always fun.
Wednesday I had to set my alarm and get up early :-( for an appointment in Milwaukee with my cardiologist. 

I got my arm poked again and more blood was taken. Dr asked how I was and I explained my latest diagnosis to him and he decided to get an Echo to see now my heart is faring this time.
I got the call this morning, my EF is 47% and no paricardial effusion. (fluid around the heart) The percentage is the same as earlier this year, so I am pleased.
In between appointments we had (free) lunch at Noodles & Co, one of the places I like to go. Our lunches were free because one time we were there and ordered a small bowl and received a large one instead, a large is really too big for me. After I was finished we made a couple of stops and then came home. It was nice to have someone to visit with and catch up on 'stuff'.
Today I had more blood-work done, but no chemo. I've never made it to chemo #3.
Tomorrow the Home Health care nurse comes to drain the fluid from my lungs (tues & fri).
In the wee hours of the morning Kevin is leaving for a golf weekend in southern WI. They'll golf all day friday and Saturday and be home Saturday night. 
On Sunday 3 of my cousins (who have never been to my house) and my sister are coming.....sort of a reunion. One of the cousins is our 'long lost' cousin whom we've never met. Pretty exciting, huh? Wish me luck!
I'll try to straighten up the house a bit and Kev will clean Sunday morning. We're going to grill out...the weather is supposed to cooperate! YAY!


  1. Great post!
    I hope you have a good weekend.
    Take care,

  2. Sounds like you have a lot of fun things happening. I enjoyed hearing about them all! Hope the weather does cooperate for your cook-out. Have a lovely weekend.

    Hugs, Vicky

  3. Linda, Glad you are getting out, seeing the grands, being with friends and getting some decent news from the dr. Take care this weekend. Blessings, xoxo, Susie
    p.s. I am so beyond ready for nice sunny days and warm temps. Not hot.LOL

  4. Wow! Busy lady! I hope you have a good time this weekend!

  5. Sounds like you are feeling a little better. I am glad to see that you are enjoying some visits and that you are getting out more. Live like each day is a new blessing!

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