Thursday, September 6, 2007

Thursday's Thoughts

I am being serenaded by the sound of two pressure washers as I type. We're getting ready to have the house painted and it has to be washed first so that is the project at hand today. They have moved all of my hanging plants, deck furniture, porch furniture and anything else that isn't nailed down. I hope they put it all back when they are done so that I don't have to lift on the stuff. Not that I am getting wimpy in my old age just that it bothers the old bum knee.

Speaking of, I got a patient advocate and she got me an appointment in Portland for October 1st instead of the one I have been waiting for the end of November here in town. Yippee! I'm getting tired of being called Forrest Gimp. I had never heard of a patient advocate but Hubby found out about it for me and after a few phone conversations things were rolling.

I'm sure you all get spam on your computer like I do. I am really getting tired of it and need to take the time and sit down here and block out certain words that I don't want. I have gotten about 25 ads for cleaning 20 pounds out of my colon! Now, I would like to lose 20 pounds but doesn't that sound painful? I have managed to block all men's products....ahem....that I certainly don't need but they come up with new and creative ways of getting around these blocks. In keeping with my G rated image I won't go into further details on this one but let me tell ya they can get pretty colorful !

Now I'm getting casino ads. I don't gamble, would rather spend my money on horse stuff, clothes, things for my grand kids etc.... but these ads are coming every day and sometimes multiple times a day. Grrrrrrrr........ well I suppose it's better then the colon cleansing and men's products!

Yesterday was T's first day of school. I walked over through the woods about 7:15 to be there when the bus arrived at 7:34. To say that she was excited would be an understatement! She was bouncing off the walls as were all of the other Kindergartners in the neighborhood. It's nice that she has about 5 other little ones to ride the bus with that she knows and big cousin K was there to help her the first day. I can't post much for pictures as all the kids had big name tags on for the first day and with the weirdos out there in Bloggsville you can't be too careful but I may have one or two. Notice the backpacks are bigger then the kids!

Daddy took a closeup on the front steps, the next one is me and T & K and the last one is her other grandmother Mimi.

D looked a little woebegone so we decided to go shopping for some preschool clothes for him.

Now this kid LOVES to shop! I think he inherited the shopping gene from me. He knows what he wants and what he DOESN'T want. He likes Old Na*vy and Tar*get the best so we hit Old Na*vy first.

He found all kinds of things he liked and very soon we had the shopping cart full so we decided we didn't need to go to Tar*get.

Instead we headed to Ruby Tuesday's for lunch as we had worked up a pretty good appetite.

It is a zoo here today. Like I said the pressure washer men are here washing the house which has the cats right in a dither. The dirt contractor man is here working on the carriage trails out back and now I just noticed the lawn toxic waste guy is here spraying the lawn. It's a full time job keeping this place going!

One last thing and then it's down to the sewing room to get some work done. Before school started T needed a little trim and being a retired hairdresser I get to cut her hair. We were in my sewing room (which I hope Laura the Organizing Junkie doesn't see as I have been on my sewing frenzy so things are a bit UNorganized) and T wanted our picture taken with some fake teeth. Didn't want you all thinking we hadn't seen a dentist in awhile!

That's it for today! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! It's supposed to be back up in the 90's here with high humidity. Sigh.....


PEA said...

My, what big teeth you have!! hehe Such a fun picture...I so want to be a grandma so that I can have fun like that with my own grandkids:-)

I'm so glad to hear that you have an appointed set up about your knee, hopefully something can be done to help you! My friend June needs a knee replacement, she can barely walk these days...but the soonest they can do it is December of 2008!! Ridiculous!!

Loved seeing the pictures of the grandkids...I wonder how long they'll stay excited like that about being at school?! lol I remember mine, they'd be all excited the first week and then they didn't want to go anymore! Great shopping trip with your grandson..cute how he was picking out what he wanted:-)

Take care my friend! xoxox

dcrmom said...

Sounds like a full day! Very fun.

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

Love the teeth!

I recommend a pop-up blocker for your computer...we have one and I don't get any pop-ups.

Myrna said...

Fun Times!

Glad to hear you will be getting help with the kneww soon. My neighbor had BOTH knees replaced at the same time last year! She has done great and says she is so glad she opted to do it at the same time since she knew she needed both. It was painful and rehab was intense at first, but she gets around like a young thing now!

I think your little shopper is a cutie! I know he enjoyed the attention.

Dawn said...

Our kindergartener has had a great week in school. It's fun to see them so excited, and hope it lasts!

We sure could use a hairdresser around here!

Tonya said...

y'all crack me up! It's good you are a young Granny and can have such fun with your grandkids.

I am so glad our little home improvement project is over. I know you'll be glad to have the house painted but I also know you'll be glad when the crews are gone...if it was anything like what we had going on around here!

Glad to see Buddy is doing better! You have been such a great caregiver to him!

My girls have been in school for a month now and I have still not recovered!

Take Care!

BarnGoddess said...

haha-cute Bubba teeth!

I loved your photos :)

you are one beautiful G'ma, I hope I look that good when I am a G'ma.

I do not gamble either, what a waste of good $$ that can be spent on our equines, I totally agree.

I hope you get that knee fixed asap.

Joan said...

I can still remember my first days of school each year. They were exciting (and sometimes nervous) times.

Oh...and I just love those teeth!!!

the moose buyer said...

Unlike Joan, I wasn't anxious for school's first days at all. Hope T loves school. Going with friends on the bus sound like fun (pity the driver though).

Loved the teeth!!!

Tammy said...

Oh wow...I loved the photos of getting ready to leave for Kindergarten and school...precious! And the clothes shopping, too!

We're going to be painting our house in a few weeks, as well! Well, husband is. along with some help from a brother or friend.

Have a great weekend! :)

KC said...

T looked so cute on her 1st day of school. How is she liking being a big kindergartener? Sweet Pea is liking school, though she is still afraid to buy her lunch because she would have to carry her train and all so she continues to take her lunch in a lunch box.
I haven't had the time to keep up with reading my friends blogs, but I wanted to thank you for your prayers for DH and our family.. Thank you.

Janey Loree said...

Great pictures and hope that you have a wonderfully peaceful day even with the crews there!!!

Thanks for coming by Mustang 'n' Cowboys!

palmtreefanatic said...

Good thing you explained the teeth, lol!

Good luck with all the pressure washing! That is a full day right there!

Love the school photos, no excitement there I see, lol! Too cute!

Always good to know how to cut hair, you can save a bundle on hair cuts, now that I have a nephew ummm just over 1 week, his mom informed me I will be cutting his hair along with his dads, silly me never thought about THAT! Too cool!
Happy Weekend!

Susie said...

Loved seeing all your pictures and catching up! The first day of K is such a milestone :)
Thanks for the update on Buddy. Glad things went well there. Glad to hear you are going to see the Dr. soon.
I'll be by to visit regularly now that we're back in town..