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Happy Father's Day!!!


This is for all you daddys out there....your the best...I love you...saw this on someone's blog and thought it would make a good dedication to all you guys!


Lots of New Things Going On....

Well, I have had such an eventful week! Major BIG stuffs.....well to me they are. LOL! I had some surgery about a month ago on my shoulder....well that was awhile ago....but anyhoo, it has been a long road to recovery. Physical therapy has been more like torture therapy.....and there is still a long way to go. They had to repair some torn ligaments and also clean up some bone fragments from a break a few years ago. Nice.

Next on the agenda....one of my medicines was causing me to have palpitations and a fast heart beat. Over a hundred beats per minute...for no good reason...I could see if there was a cute guy involved, or maybe some alcohol....but no good reason...and it also depleted my potassium! So on top of all that I felt like poop. Probably looked like it too. Then the chest pain started. Ehhhh, I got scared. I immediately went to the ER. They decided to keep me for a few days. My potassium was critically low. They dip a IV drip of potassium, OMG. I will never do that again!!! EVER, NEVER, AGAIN! It was just like having pure alcohol run through my veins. It burned so bad, I cried, sobbed, as they gave it to me. They told me "it would burn just a bit." I would not wish that on a dead animal! Anyway....that is done...I'm still waiting on dr. reports....but I'm home and doing a bit better.

On a lighter note....get off this boring subject.....I got a cute new lil computer. It's only 10 inches! It is just too cute! It only weighs like 2.5 lbs dripping wet! (don't try that at home!) And it does everything my 15 in did, cept the DVD player...and well, I will miss that. But for the weight, since my shoulder surgery, I can't lift so much...I love it, its so light! It is the size of a book! Perfect for me small, little hands. Love it!

Also....we have company coming! Yip yip horray! My husband's sister is coming for a visit next week. She will be here a whole week. She is coming to surprise her dad who is in the nursing home. Her youngest son may come also. I haven't seen him since our kids were little. He is like 30 now, but it will be so nice to visit. Her other son and his family will be here also the following weekend. So a little fam reunion will take place. They are coming for a wedding. My son has two kids that will play with their daughter, who is two. It will be fun. (I think! LOL) Pictures to follow for all the extravaganzas!!

Well, my lil bloggy buddies...I think I have tortured you long enough. I will post some pics maybe tomorrow. K? I have some coming....


29th Anniversary Celebration Day

us on the dock after dinner at the channel marker.
our wonderful dinner....don't drool, enough for everyone!
me and my baby...together for 29 years....i love you honey!
the view from our window, GORGEOUS!!
going to the restaurant, on the causeway, it started to rain, my favorite kind of day! thank you Lord! I love it! the restaurant is the Channel Marker, you can see it actually, in the distance, the ball tower in the air is where we are going.
My lil Sammy boy swinging away, what a sweet face I could eat up which I did....
Jim using his "bubble gun" with the kids...they are trying to catch all the boooobles!
"Get the booooobles, pop them!" They are toooo adorable, I love my babies!

Today was a day of celebration with my favorite peeps! I spent it with my grandbabies all day long, then the evening with my honey of 29 years. It was the perfect day. The only thing to make it any better would be to have the other kids here and my sisters and brother. Here are a few bragging pics to show off my day.....lol.

It started with the kids coming over at 8am. Their mom got a job and she had training today and tomorrow. So I will have them tomorrow too. I first thought it would be stressful. But there are people that would die to have there grandbabies with them even for an hour here and there. So, when they lived in Tennessee, I was that Nonna. My other grand daughter lived in Italy for her first 2 years also, yes, I am blessed to have these two with me. And my husband is retired too, so he is home all day and helps with them and enjoys taking them or one of them if they get too energetic. We spent the day outside in the pool, playing with toys, blowing bubbles, inside, doing puzzles, reading, playing doctor, going for a walk with her baby, Jim took Sammy to see his great grampa in the nursing home, it was just a relaxing day! He brought home Mcdonald's for lunch and we just had a nice, fun day together.

Tonight, after going to see dad at the home, we went to a really nice seafood place at the beach called the Channel Marker. We had never been there. So we gave it a shot. We got a table with a water view. It was so romantic. They took our picture for us and were so nice when they found out it was our anniversary. They gave us free cake!! yummy! That's always a plus. I got filet mignon and lobster, french onion soup, and Jim got a Captain's Platter, which is a seafood combo of oysters, shrimp, fish and scallops. He also got clam chowder. They served us bread, of course, and crackers with the best cheese... and I got a margarita, Jim a beer, to top it all off. It was all sooooo good. We took a big doggie bag home. We oinked out! Way too much food. AND he had to eat some of mine. I came home soooo stuffed. That isn't even counting the side orders. The garlic mashed potatoes are to die for! Jim got the double stuffed baked, he didn't like it at all, he said it tasted old. LOL!

Tomorrow we will go to the park, and some shopping at the base. More swimming to be done...and we might get some rain, so a movie might be in order, don't know yet. But whatever it is, you can bet, it will be fun. Maybe even take in a Walmart run! WooHoo!


The Candy from Hell.....

Ok, I made these candies....actually...caramels...they are a recipe off the food network...I always have good luck with their foods. This one though...OMG....well I know where I went wrong...my husband busted my candy thermometer and graciously offered me his digital one...used mostly for meats and such. Well, when I added the cream mixture to the sugar mixture it read 345*! It was only supposed to cook to 248* to begin with! I was like, this is way too easy...it was the right color, it coated the spoon, everything...so I took it off the burner and did everything else, stuck it in the fridge...and the next morning, it is still liquid! I was sooooo disapointed! I didn't want to throw all that good stuff out.

I had purchased fleur del sel, special french sea salt. The good Madagascar Bourbon vanilla. And of course, all the butter and cream....yummy!!

So, I had this crazy idea...what if I baked it? If it doesn't work, I would just throw it out anyway, right? ROFL.....well, people....I'm on day two of baking....I baked it for 1 hour and 30 minutes yesterday....smelled sooooo good in the house, like a candy shop. Put it in the fridge to cool, this morning, still was too soft to roll. So back in the oven she went AGAIN!! This time for 2 hours....we will see what she has to say tomorrow. I don't know if I am up for this candy business....it would of been easier to run get a frikkin candy thermometer!!!


Nice Rolling Thunderstorms....hmmmmm

We have nice storms going on today, and its a bit cooler. Just a bit of a drizzle so far, but forcasting a lot more of a gush later.....but right now, rumbling nicely is a low, deep grumbly thunder in the back drop. Perfect for curling up and watching a good movie, or reading a book. Or even better....a nice nap all snuggled in my big bed with my big bubba, all smooshed under the blankets...comfy and cozy.....

Yup...this is a perfect day....just wish it was with my favorite sister who loves storms too! We would have soooo much fun!


Memorial Day Picnic With Family

Jim, Jordan and Sammy in the pool, he is trying to escape again!!! The lil booger!
Gramma, Jessica, Jonathan and lil booger got out, Sammy! Just before we started to cook....
PaPa decided to join in getting wet with the kiddies....hat and all! He had been working and was hot, hot, hot!
The pool water was nice, but the sprinkler water was pretty cold....brrrrrr!
And who is this big boy in the pool? That is my baby of 27 years....lol! and his baby...19 months!
Whooooo hooooo, this water is freezing cold Nonna! Come try it!!!
Yup! Jordy was right....I froze the jiggles off my wrinkles....Sammy ran faster than I could, that darn sprinkler got me full on as I passed....no fun being gimpy and old....lol!

We had some friends over too, but my batteries died after these few pictures, someone left the camera on, but I wont mention his name, k? We aren't supposed to hold grudges or anything.....but I would of had more fun pics, of home made ice cream, toll house cookies, nice cooked out food on the grill, everyone eating, all the flies having a feast....but you get the visual in your mind's eye.....you don't need an actual picture do ya? CUZ SOMEONE LEFT THE CAMERA ON AND KILLED THE BATTERIES!!!! But since it is Memorial Day and all, I didn't want to harp on him seeing that he is a veteran and all, and he deserves a little respect seeing that he did serve his country, gave his time, sacrificed all those holidays, birthdays, anniversarys, etc. away from the kids....so he deserves a little kindness from me on his special day......awwww.....i feel bad now....i should go give him kisses and love on him....poor baby......all those times when he was gone.....HE SHOULD OF FRIKKIN TURNED OFF THE FRIKKIN CAMERA!!!! But I love him.....