Monday, March 30, 2009


Mondays are my Weight Watcher's
weigh-ins and meetings.

Today, I had a surprise at weigh-in!

I lost 4.5 lbs. . . a total of 15 lbs
in four weeks.

Now, that is encouraging.

Of course I have lots more to lose.
And results like this will help me
to stick with it.

Thank you Jesus!

When something good happens,
One of the first thoughts in my mind is
"Thank you, Jesus."

Why can I not say that aloud?

Is it because Satan tells me
"No one else does . . .
what will people think?"

I am always thankful to God for everything,
but I tend to keep His praise inside . . .
and only thank Him silently.
He deserves more than that.

I need to make a change.
If it is in my heart and on my mind,
why not let the world know it?

The "world" sure lets everyone know
what is in their hearts and on their minds . . .
and that is not usually a good thing.

Don't know why I said all of that.
I was just intending to post my weight loss.

The "thank you Jesus" just came out
and one thing lead to another.

Are any of you like me?

Share your thoughts with me.

Monday, March 23, 2009


I want to share . . .
with all of my blogger friends . . .
photos of my great-grandbaby.
The photographer is a friend of my daughter,
and she does excellent work.
The link below will take you to a page
where you can sign in to view the proofs.
When you get to the page, you will need
to type in the pass code, which is Lilly.
You can click on the thumbnails to enlarge.
Here is the link:
Don't you agree with me?
Aren't they just precious?


Monday . . . Weight Watcher's Meeting.
I so look forward to Mondays.
That means time to weigh in . . .
and hopefully more weight loss . . .
and closer to my goal.
It hasn't been easy . . .
especially fighting temptations.
I haven't been good with exercise.
but . . . I did get my first award.
I have it on my refrigerator . . .
to be a constant reminder that . . .


I have lost a total of 11.5 lbs. in three weeks.

Friday, March 20, 2009


What am I doing wrong?
When I visit other blogs,
I can click on the photos and they enlarge.
However, this does not happen on my blog.
What am I doing wrong?
I've asked a couple of bloggers,
but I still don't have the problem solved.
What am I doing wrong?
Now, I'm asking you all.
I'm anxious to see how many comments I get.
Hopefully, I will get the help I need.
Thank you, my friends.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


These are photos taken at the hospital today.

Isn't she just precious!

She is coming home tomorrow.

Monday, March 16, 2009


Today started out like any other day.
John got up early to go fishing with his nephew.
I got up thinking I would go back to bed.
I didn't have a good night's sleep for coughing.
I would then get up in time to get ready
to go to my Weight Watcher's meeting.

Then . . . the phone rang.

The call that changed my plans.

I figured it was Roger calling for John,
to see if he was ready.
It was Tania calling . . . Sierra was in labor
and Johnny was taking her to the hospital.
My new plans were to head for the hospital.
Holley is on spring break,
so her dad brought her over
so she could go to the hospital with me.
We got to the hospital at 11:00 a.m. and waited,
and waited, and waited some more.
I had to leave for my Weight Watcher's meeting.
I lost another 2.5 lbs., making a total of 9 lbs. for
the two weeks that I've been on the plan . . .
praise God!

Now back to the hospital for more waiting.

Finally . . . at 2:20,
little Lily is born.
It wasn't an easy birth . . .
she had to be pulled out.
But, praise God, she is a perfect little girl.
I finally got to go in to see her and hold her.
There aren't words to explain how I felt.
She looks just like Johnny did
when he was born.
I only had her for a few minutes and . . .
the nurse took her away.

I didn't get pictures . . . so a pictureless post.

They will come home tomorrow and I will
get pictures just as soon as I can.

I can hardly wait to see her again.

That's it for now. . . . but more to come.

I'm still excited!

Thursday, March 12, 2009


Just an update on the great-grandbaby.
Doctor appointment was Wednesday.
No change in her condition.
If she doesn't deliver by the 20th,
doctor suggested inducing labor.
Sierra was happy about that.
But, I think that is not a good idea.
The baby is not due until the 27th.
My labor was induced with my first baby,
but she was two weeks late.
I just don't know about inducing before due date,
with no reason other than maybe convenience
for the doctor. . . . I don't know his reason.
Is this a good thing or what?

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Well girls, I made it through the first week. . . .
and had a weight loss of 6.5 pounds!
I've been doing pretty good with my points. . . .
always some left over each day.
I won't say it isn't hard. . . . it is. . . .
hope it gets better.
I have to keep this up.

Sunday, March 8, 2009


Not much time left.
Due date is March 27th.
We are guessing sooner.
Wednesday exam showed 1 centimeter dilated.
Friday evening. . . . off to the ER.
Pain down one side of stomach.
Exam showed pulled ligament.
Exam also showed 2 centimeter dilated
and 50% effacement.
Sounds like it's getting close to me.
Full moon comes Tuesday.
What do you think?
Posed in front of our new storage building.

It looks like little Lilyana is about ready to make her deput.

Saturday, March 7, 2009


Today was a wonderful day!
My daffodils are blooming!
I think Mr. Frog is welcoming Spring.

Huey enjoyed the day too.

The temperature was 80 degrees.
We stayed home and worked all day.
My hubby worked on the storage building
that he is almost finished with it..
I even helped him some today.
Poor thing. . . .worked on his 65th birthday.

I cleaned off the back porch. . . . . a major job!
I carried things into the storage building.
I cleaned some inside.
I was on my feet most all day. . . .
which is a no no for me. . . . my back is killing me.

Thursday and Friday were good days also.
We went fishing and the weather was great,
although a little windy. . . . I got a little burned.
Sorry, no pic of me.
Hubby and I both love fishing, especially trout fishing.
He didn't know I snapped this.
He'd kill me if he knew I posted it.
I know you won't tell.

The ducks enjoyed themselves.
Even the "ugly duck".
Hope all of you had a good Friday and Saturday.
And, have a good Sunday tomorrow!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


My heart was so touched.
I just about cried.
Such a little thing.
But it meant everything to me.
Not just the beautiful gift,
but, him thinking of me.
No special occasion.
Just something he saw.
He thought of me.
And he bought it for me.
Oh the joy that filled my heart.
Just to know that I came to his mind.
There isn't words to express the love
that I've always had for him from
the moment I first laid eyes on him.
He has always been special to me.
Now, he made me feel special.
No, girls,
I'm not talking about my husband.
My grandson.
Just look what he gave me.
Isn't it beautiful!
And, it even has birds on it.

He knows his ma ma is usually always hot
and has to have something fanning her.
But, what was so special is that he thought of me.
I will cherish that in my heart for as long as I live.
The most important gift. . . .
He thought of me and. . . .


Monday, March 2, 2009


Not good.
Or, should I say,
I haven't been good.
Of course I knew that before I went.

Will have to wait for results of
A1c and other labs.
Probably not good either.

She sort of gave me an ultimatum.....
lose weight or have by-pass surgery.
This has been a favorite subject of hers
for my past several visits.

I told her I didn't want the surgery.

She suggested I try Weight Watchers.
OK, OK, I'll give it a try.
It can't hurt matters.
Hopefully, it will help matters.

I just hate having to pay $12.00 a week
for something that I should be able to do
all by myself.

But, since I haven't succeeded
in doing it all by myself,
I suppose I will have to give in.

Had my first meeting today.
I don't know if my feeble mind can
master the point system.
Sounds like a lot of figuring to me.

Wish me luck........PLEASE.


After a lot of preparations,
and anxiety of having everything ready,
it was time for the baby shower.
And, all was ready before the first guest arrived.
My daughter, Tania, the grandma-to-be was a big help.

Among those in attendance were the
first time mommy-to-be,
first time grandma-to-be,
first time great-grandma-to-be,
first time aunt-to-be,
and other friends and family members.

Games were played which had brains working.

It was good to hear the laughter,
letting me know the guests were having fun.

Then time to eat before gift opening.
There was homemade potato salad,
homemade meat balls,
little smokies in bq sauce,
turkey pinwheels, cheese cubes,
black olives, baby pickles,
crackers, and nuts, fruit salad,
and of course, cake.

Below is a close up of the cake that I made.

Then, for the awaited gift opening.
Mommy-to-be was so excited.
She was showered with many nice baby things.

My grandaughter, Holley, is the aunt-to-be,
caught below on the left edge of this photo.

Below is a blanket that I made for her
with an iron on applique.

Below is Tania, opening the gift that I got for her,
the special grandma-to-be.
Below is the diaper cake made by Tania,
with the help of Holley.

Below is the plaque that I made, using
a photo frame and backed with black felt.
I added bows and ribbon.
My talented nephew, Andrew, made the
letters out of wood, and I painted them pink.
The butterflies, which I already had,
I painted pink also.

Now all the "to-be's" are waiting for the reality.

The birth is predicted for March 27th for

Lilyana "Lily" Grace.
You can expect a post after her birth,with lots of pictures.

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