November 23, 2008

Kevin & Kim's Wedding

Our neice, Kim was married last weekend. It was a beautiful ceremony. We were so happy that we got to share in their big day. They are still honeymooning in Hawaii, 2 1/2 weeks in paradise! Lucky girl.

Violet talking to the bride & groom at the rehearsal dinner.

Jaley did Peyton's hair (my niece, the flower girl)

Justine did Kim's hair and Jill did her make up.

Violet dancing with Uncle Dennis (father of the bride) at the rehearsal dinner.

More redheads! The girls with cousins, Brian & David

November 18, 2008

Easy does it...

I am still taking it easy, but I have been perusing the super highway in the slow lane and I have come across a few things that I want to share with you. On Election Day I posted a picture of what looked like a sucker, marked VOTE. It was actually something called a cake ball. Here is a Thanksgiving version. Cute, huh? Stop by Bakerella by clicking on the turkeys below and see how you can make your own.

November 5, 2008

Shoulder Update

After 5 weeks of weekly doctor visits, an MRI & an EMG I have finally been diagnosed. I have carpal tunnel and shoulder tendonitis/impingement. I go to the therapist tomorrow and back to work, however, I can't do much of anything. This typing w/ one hand is harder than it would seem, especially if you want to spell words correctly. :)

November 4, 2008

Those girls voted! ?

Those crazy girls... I just found out that two of my girls voted for a Libertarian just because they liked his name. I wonder who it was? Neither could remember his name after the fact. Good grief!

Election 2008

I voted!

Read anything good lately?

I think I might go to the bookstore and get something to read besides a magazine. Has anyone read anything good lately? If you have, don't keep it a secret, let me know!

November 3, 2008

Misery loves company...

How come? Why do people that are unhappy want everyone else to be unhappy too?

I have used this cartoon pain scale more times that I can count in the past 5+ weeks going back and forth to different doctors. I bet you didn't know it was called the Wong-Baker Pain Scale, did ya? That's all I have to say about that, just useless trivia for a game of Trivial Pursuit.

I have noticed since my arm has been hurt that some people enjoy telling me how bad it is going to get. For example, tomorrow I am going to have a nerve study done. Everyone that has ever had a nerve study (EMG) or knows of someone that has had one practically relishes in the fact that it is going to be painful. I even got a call today from my case worker today telling me how bad the test was going to be. Yippee! I cannot wait. I am nervous about the test, but more than that, I am just ready to get this over with and an EMG along with last week's MRI should get me one step further down the road to recovery.

To those of you that are reading this right now, if you are happy .. I jump for joy with you! I am happy for you and if you are feeling blue, I am sad for you. I don't want any company on the misery train. So keep off! This train if full. Now go on, be happy!

ps- I have also figured out that after about 15 minutes of typing my arm starts seizing up and hurting, so if I can keep this posting to a minimum of about 5 minutes, I am good and pain free.

November 1, 2008

Halloween 2008

Creative Jordan playing with photoshop
geisha girl
jordan, jill, matt & v
jordan, v & grandpa
me & v

We had a good time at the Fall Festival @ church. V particularly loved the cotton candy and hot dogs. She also was quite taken with the dog shaped blow up bounce house. Violet had her first hayride with Aunt Jawjie, Grandpa & me. People asked Jeff & I what our costumes were? I said I was a 'broken grandma' and Jeff said he was a 'broke grandpa'. It's always about money for Jeff! :)