Focus on Health: Right now it is still about rest and I am getting a lot of rest. Last weekend I went to bed Saturday night and got up Monday morning. I have been getting 8 to 10 hours of sleep a night. I am sure it is because I am finally down to the goal amount of prednisone and it is more than 2/3rds less than I was taking in April. I am adjusting to less meds and it is better for my body then that is what I am going to do.
Tue, Aug 3rd: worked and family dinner, not so much walking
Wed, Aug 4th: worked and too tired to walk
Thur, Aug 5th: forgot to use pedometer
Fri, Aug 6th: forgot to use pedometer
Sat, Aug 7th: forgot to use pedometer
Sun, Aug 8th: 7136 steps 2.65 miles
Mon, Aug 9th: 3451 steps 1.35 miles
Okay so I really need to improve in this area......
What's Cooking? (What’s ‘From the Freezer’/ FtF)
Sunday: tacos, (FTF) (quesadilla’s for Luke) and corn
Monday: chicken breast and salmon patties, (FTF) broccoli (FTF), green beans (FTF) and mac and cheese
Tuesday: family dinner (take out Thai Food)
Wednesday: chicken in peppers with pineapple and soy and steamed rice cole slaw and corn on the cob
Thursday: Bill’s night out
On Life and Living:
|Mom (CeLinda), Tamara, and Papa Bill|
|Todd and Tamara|
On being Productive, experiencing Pleasure and Living Positive
2. Turquoise top
3. Red silk top “w/ golden wave”
5. Light blue Pixel coverup tee
6. Lipstick vest is finished and I am ripping it out completely!
7. Burgundy kid silk haze scarf
|@ 12 oclock, lipstick vest, to right |
is tourquoise top, below that is brown
diamonds, to left is red silk 'wave',
and on the left is blue 'pixel'.
What I am reading: Rainbow 6 by Tom Clancy is very good. I think there are some twists in this story that I am not getting yet. There are at least three stories going at once and they have not come together yet and my mind is trying to figure it out, but has not. I also started ‘Black Hills’ by Nora Roberts. It is set in the Black Hills of South Dakota and I have never been to South Dakota. The main female character is Lil and she loves and protects the wildlife in the area.
Have I seen any good movies lately: We watched ‘Matilda’ last night with the grandchildren. It was a really cute movie perfect for kids with all the right elements.
Do the math. Count your blessings.
God wants spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.
Laugh every day - it's like inner jogging.
The most important things in your home are the people.
Grannies’ Diary: Bobbie Ann Maxwell 1945: For a few years now my grandmother’s (my mom’s mother) diaries have been sitting on a bookshelf above my desk. Now that others are reading this, I think I will take things from her diary and tell you what was happening at her farmhouse also. I have started with the first complete looking diary and the year is 1945. I am telling her story, in her words as best I can.
Aug 3rd - Friday Well we did a big washing after Dad and Frank got the corn tops hauled in. I talked to Em and she said they went to see Mary Ann, and that she was the sweetest little fat headed baby that she ever saw. Kat had a letter from Son and he had sent her a lot of jewelry, beautiful stuff. Sent Bill and air letter today, hope he gets it before he is moved to another place. Mr. and Mrs. Bowden came tonight.
Aug 4th – Saturday Well we ran up to Cherokee this evening and I paid my phone bill. Took the girls one baked chicken and one to fry and they gave me a big steak so I have cooked it and Dad said it was mighty good. Emma took me up to their apartment, it is real nice. Jim came by the store this evening. My knee is sure giving me some trouble, have to hop along on it. I ironed this morning while I cooked dinner.
Aug 5th – Sunday Hilly, Lovie, Nancy and Emma all came by, going over to move the rest of the stuff and I stayed at home and cooked dinner. Em and Nancy came back for me and the dinner. Jim, Gordie and Gordon all came over to help haul the stuff to Cherokee. Lovie gave me a pretty rug, and Em bought one from her for $4. I cooked Tipper a armadillo and he didn’t like it.
Aug 6th – Monday Well it has been a hot day and Dad had a birthday gift from Bill, 4 undershirts and me a pair of silk hose. We were thrilled over the nice gift. I made a small cabinet for the bathroom out of Lovie’s old radio. Dad is putting a cover over his top reservoir. The Bowden’s canned Mrs. Yates peaches today they will take part of them. Also I made a pot of 4 cakes of lye into soap.
Aug 7th - Tuesday Gee but we had almost an inch of rain today. The men all got wet loading Mr. Bowden’s 2 calves. Lester came and brought me some books and magazines to read. Lovie, Em, Nancy and all came late and ate supper. Lovie sold her Ice box for $200.
Aug 8th - Wednesday Oh, I am all in this morning as I had such a bad dream about Bill Boy. I dreamed his car turned over with him 3 times and Chy was the cause of it as she had left him and took Ann. I thought I was in Fort Worth when Bill was killed but he had called me from home. I could hear his voice so plain. His car turned over on the streets of Fort Worth, it was a horrible dream. I thought Nancy was with me and I lost her. I am still shaky over this dream. Well, we had another good rain this evening. I still feel bad, called Lovie and Mr. Gay had stopped to see her. She said they were so busy. The first atomic bomb hit one of Japan’s cities yesterday and destroyed it. I canned some beans and gumbo today. Russia declared war on Japan yesterday the 7th of August.
August 9th – Thursday Talked to Lovie and she said Nancy, Billie Louise and Georgia Bess had a cold watermelon stand out in front of the store and they were making quite a bit. I put down my green rug but I think I will put the pretty flowered one down that Em gave Lovie $4 for. Lovie said Mamie called over for her to hold the store for Nancy Holman. Frank came today and listened to Dad and I fight while we put the rug down. I went up to the east field to see old Brownies baby boy calf.