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Positive Post

I didn’t think I had anything to post about. But then, something positive happened. Because of my falls, last one was the day Ian hit us, so I think Oct something, I haven’t done anything in the house.

Because that day, DH was here, sleeping in a chair, and the dryer was still running. The timer mechanism to shut it off doesn’t work. I thought, I’ll just shut it off, I don’t want to wake him up.

So, I tried, and the little jolt of getting the door open, cuz it sticks, was enough to knock me off my balance, and I fell face first. Thankfully I didn’t have my glasses on! I fell face first into the dryer door, and the little bit of corner wall that’s there.

My cheekbones hit first, then I just softly slid to the floor. Then I had to wake up DH! I wanted to try getting myself up. So I had him stand on the back edge of pillow, while I held onto the recliner arm. And I was able to do it! Immediately went to bed with some Tylenol PM!! And slept almost 24 hours. Thank goodness for diapers!

Thank God I could get up! And no injuries except being sore for several days!!

But I stopped doing anything! Unless it was waist high.

Today DD1 had put some root veggies in the oven, asked me to turn off in half hour, and she went to sleep. Why?? I guess she was tired. So, when the alarm rang, I turned off the timer, and looked in the oven. They were in an iron frying pan, kinda heavy. But I thought to myself, I can do this!

And so I did!! So proud of myself! Can’t wait to tell her and DH!!

I did it ALL by myself! And I will bask in the glory of my achievement for days to come!!

Clean Clothes

Last week DH promised he’d come help with putting away the girls’ clothes. So Thursday, was the day.

He handed me clothes, and I’d say which girl it belonged to. Except now it’s a lot harder, since they both wear the same size. 10/12. For the length of the dresses and shorts, I prefer PP to wear 14/16. She doesn’t like to wear loose things, so sometimes it’s hard to get her to wear that size. I have to take up the waist. She’d still wear 7/8 if I let her, because her waist hasn’t grown any, just her height. One day she came in a 7/8 dress that was so short, it was a top. So, it went into the donate bin, after washing.

CC wants to wear 7/8 because it’s old, and familiar to her. But her waist has grown, so 10/12 is necessary for her. And she doesn’t want to wear that size because of her age. She thinks 10/12 is too big for her because she’s only 6.

Anyway, we were busy for 2 hours, putting the clothes away, because of all that stuff. But now each girl has clothes! Even the shorts that need a stitching in the back. But my sewing machine broke a needle last time I stitched, and I haven’t gotten a new one yet. So, I got DH to buy a package of safety pins. That will have to do for now, until I can get DH to buy a new needle.

Anyway, now they have clothes, and the frantic search for shorts won’t happen every weekend. Yay! That seriously rankled my nerves!

Sweet Friend bought them each 3 dresses last weekend they were here. And I found 3 or 4, so now they have plenty of choices for church clothes.

I forgot to take before and after pix. But, I can take a pic later. It won’t show much, since all their clothes are in bins. And you can’t see all the hard work we put in. You’ll just have to settle for hearing me blab about it.


To all who worried about me in Ian, (I live in Central FL), I came thru fine. No damage, didn’t even lose power.

All my sympathy and prayers for the ones who lost everything, even some lives in the storm.

I pray the ones with damage get long term housing quickly.

And that the ones who were physically damaged, will recover,

and I pray for those who lost loved ones to get comfort from God above, and our Lord Jesus Christ . He’s the only one who can comfort hearts.

Grace be to you and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; ..2 Corinthians 1:2,3

Never never guess

I weigh 309!! This is the least I’ve weighed in over 3 years, since I’ve been coming to this Dr. She is thrilled. So am I honestly!

I’ve kept up with the less number of Cokes. So far, liking the watermelon/strawberry drink powder mix the best.

I go outside for about an hour, for vit D. I read my Bible, I nap.

Call people, text, Facebook, blog occassionally..

Trying to be a more healthy me.!


Since the girls had to stay home for their granddad’s service, I’m feeling very blue.

I have a UTI, and low potassium, as well as dehydrated. So, not a happy day overall.

But! I do have the meds now, so looking upwards. Having to force water down my throat. Not supposed to do Coke. sh! You don’t see this one in my hands!! I already drank 3 whole water bottles today!! whine…..

Any suggestions for drinks?? Naw to Gatorades , can’t stand the salty taste.

Maybe I need to do some pink lemonade.

Melody’s instructions for adding search bar are here. I keep going back to them. But maybe I’ll do better when my fluids are all ok!! Plus, I did do 25 minutes in the sun, with water at hand. Just keep chugging along…..


We made tie dye T-shirts last week with a friend. The girls met her at Grandmama’s birthday bash.

Here’s the dye, well, part of it…

We had a total of 18 bottles. Too many!!

CC’s result:

I guess I’ll upload PP’s, and my result later.

Mine. Duh!! lol


PP’s tie dye.

I know this will be a repeat craft later!! We all 3 enjoyed, plus my friend, and P. the girls’ friend did too! When everyone likes it, do it again!!

Silky Sand

We went to Aunt Pat’s to do sand art. She supplies everything,

the girls bring fingers, and brains!! Lot of imagination at work!

CC’s work.

PP just took off working things out for herself!!

Self taught, PP’s work.

CC listens to Aunt Pat, and follows her directions. PP just took off, and worked stuff out in her head!! These girls amaze me!

Thank you, Aunt Pat!! A fun time was had by all!!

Her turtle painting.

God is a great artist in nature, my girls are great artists in sand!