Sunday, September 19, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010

A Little FaLL Decorating

Thought I would share some fall decorations.
Out of all the the seasons I love to decorate for fall the best.
I'm not real big on Halloween decorations but I do add a few.
I love putting flowers in front of my mirror because I think the refection is so pretty. I had red and yellow tulips for the summer. Not sure what I will use for winter.
I think one of the reasons I like decorating for fall so much is all the pretty colors!

MIL update and a shout out to hubby

My MIL came home from the hospital yesterday. She needs to go back next Friday and have a cat scan. If the rupture has healed she will have the drainage tube removed and won't need surgery. We pray that the procedure worked. 

My husband's father passed away over 20 years ago. About 12 years ago we purchased the two lots next to my MIL and built a house.  Most people wouldn't want to live next to their MIL it has been a good thing for us. My MIL rarely comes over as she likes us to go to her house. It's also convenient because when my husband cuts the grass he cuts hers too. He cleans her gutters, shovels the snow, has fixed her furnace, put in a new hot water heater etc. She is still able to drive but he does the errands she doesn't want to do such as pick up a loaf of bread, get soup from a local restaurant, gas her car. He checks on her every day. 

While she was in the hospital he took off of work and would travel almost 2 hours one way and stay 12 hours and then drive home just to get up in the morning to do it all over again. He spent the night with her last night as she is weak yet and needs a little assistance. The neighbor once told him that he is a dying breed and his mom was lucky to have him because children just don't take care of their parents like they use to. Yes, she is blessed to have him. I don't think you could ask for a better son.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Mama said there would be days like this...

 Can you believe that my MIL has been in two different hospitals for 5 days and still HAS NOT seen a doctor? She finally had the procedure done on Sunday but no doctor has stopped by her room yet. She has diverticulitis (we were unaware of) and ended up with an abscess. They inserted a needle to drain it but it was larger than first thought so they had to insert a tube. She's weak as this is something that has been ongoing and we had no idea she was so seriously ill. My MIL broke her femur bone in a car accident in 2003 and she thought the back pain she was experiencing was do to that. Little did we know. I have heard diverticulitis is very painful and with the abscess I don't know how she tolerated it. God bless her and thank you for all the prayers. We are continuing to pray that the procedure is successful so we can avoid the surgery...maybe a doctor will show up to day with some answers.

Yesterday was not my day. I went to the dentist for a filling and when he told me to bite down and move my mouth from side to side I bit down on my tongue. When I got home at 11:30 I realized that since I had my MIL car and my son had mine I didn't have a house key. No one would be home until 3:00 to let me in. I was a pretty  pathetic sight with a numbed face, a bitten tongue and no way to get into the house!

We also got a notice from a collection agency for an unpaid bill that  IS NOT ours. I thought I cleared this up a year ago when we got our first notice. They are threatening to ruin our perfect credit. I called and the lady on the phone was so rude. I hung up and called back hoping to talk to someone different and she answered again. When I told her I thought she was rude she hung up on me! Finally I talked to someone else. Do I think the problem was taken care of? NO. We don't even have a common last name so I can only wonder how many John Smith's or Jim Johnson's get threatening debt collecting notices that they have to clear up. Frustrating.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Prayer request

My MIL is scheduled to have a procedure done at 11:00 today. Please say a prayer that it will be successful so she can avoid surgery. At 89 she is feisty and unbelievably active for her age but a surgery could change all of that. Thanks so much!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Vinyl give away

We had a fellow blogger who purchased our vinyl decals and asked if we would do a give away on her blog. She's a sweet girl with two adorable boys. Check out her blog here~