Thursday, May 13, 2010

Life and Stuff Like That

It's been awhile. Sorry about that. Life got in the way. Here's some of my life for the past several days.

The dietary supplement directed by my nutritionist tastes OK. However, it took a few days to adjust to the change. I'd rather have cream potatoes and gravy but such is life.

I managed to do a little bit of yard work but not nearly as much as needs to be done. The unfinished part is in the back yard so it isn't seen from the street. We can live with it.

One of the young men from our reef club put a new roof on the screened porch. (For a price, of course.) The old roof was translucent - the new roof isn't. I like the new roof much better.

Chipmunks are running rampant in this neighborhood. Yes, they're cute. Cute only goes so far when the little stinkers are digging up the plants you just put in the ground. The man who lives behind us tries to trap them in a live trap but so far has only caught birds. I need to suggest that he put his traps under shrubs not in the open part of his lawn. We catch then release a few miles away in a preservation area.

Mother's day was a success. Harry grilled and I did nothing. The local kids were here. Harry grilled "special pieces" for each little one. (Special pieces are large breast pieces.) To say they ate well just doesn't describe what the boys did to their special chicken. They gobbled it up along with salad. I love to watch them eat.

On Mother's Day Judy (our daughter who lives in Phoenix) called to say happy Mother's Day and tell us that we have another grandchild on the way. Tragedy struck. She lost the baby. It was early in the pregnancy but, never the less, we are all very sad. Her doctor assured her that she could try again in a few months. It's little consolation right now. Our house has a hush over it. . . sort of like a weight dropped on us. Time will heal and we'll continue on.

Now, everyone who is interested is up-to-date. Anyone else left reading is bored. I'll close for now and try to be back soon. Sending hugs and wishes for happy times to my blogging friends.


Brad said...

Those flower beds sure do seems to grow bigger every year don't they? I finally got mine done this weekend. I'd been thinking about putting in some new beds but by Sunday evening that idea had evaporated! Sorry about your daughters loss. I doubt that's something a woman ever really gets over, but hopefully in time it won't be quite as painful. Hello to Harry and a hug for you!

C.A. said...

Oh Mary, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. It's good to get an update, even though it contained some sad news. I think of you daily and hope you are smiling.

Big Hugs....


Tee said...

I'm so sorry about your daughter's loss. You are so right, time will heal.

Unknown said...

Job said something to the effect: "Naked came I from my mother's womb and naked shall I return. The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away, blessed be the name of the Lord".

SOUL said...

well, LBF- i aint left bored, but i am left a bit sad.
really sorry for y'alls loss. big hugz to the whole fam.

the rest of the news sounds pretty ok to me.. cept the missin out on taters and gravy-- come see me-- i won't tell :))

love ya lady!
keep on truckin--

Cheryl said...

It's always good to catch up with you. I'm so sorry about your daughter. I can't imagine the pain of losing a baby, no matter how short the life was.