Wednesday, December 24, 2008


I thought I might let you guys see the snow that kept us in PA a couple of extra days after my mom got sick. We got 6 inches in about 5 hours. I took these from the living room of our house in PA. I love it but I am not used to the cold anymore because I live in the desert,lol. Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas! and a safe holiday!

Sunday, December 21, 2008


Well this has been a week for sure. As I told you before I was out here in PA visiting my family. I got to see my girls and such. Well we had some really bad weather headed our way so we decided on the 16th to head out to Wilkes Barre a day early so we wouldn't get stranded from the weather. I decided to call my family to let them know. I was going to start with my mom and go from there. I called my mom to let her know and instead of her I got her friend Jane. She told me she had come to give my mom communion and found her blue. Her lips were blue her fingers were blue, and she was barely responsive. I told her give me a minute and I would call her back. I told Don, I am going to NY you coming? When I said that he knew something was up and I told him what was going on. We were out the door. My mom refused to go to the hospital till I got there. I was so mad that she did that but I got there we got the ambulance there well actually it ended up being two of them and a life support unit. She had said no lights and sirens but when they came we had lots of lights and sirens. She wasn't thrilled with that but that was the least of it. I rode in the ambulance with her and got her checked into the hospital. The admissions papers said respiratory failure. She had us all scared for sure. She got out of the hospital yesterday and is ok now thank god but we ended up stranded here for a few extra days because of the snow. Oh well. I ended up with a heck of a head cold too. I am starting to cough and it feels like I may be getting bronchitis, nice huh. But that is a small price to pay except that they diagnosed my mom with that in the hospital and look at what went on with her. I am not worried about that though. She has COPD so respiratory stuff will cause her worse problems. Thank god she is ok and thank god her friend had come to give her communion or who knows what may have happened. Well I guess I had better get off of here and finish getting my stuff ready to leave tomorrow. We are heading back to El Paso. I am going to have so much work sitting on my desk. That's ok though, it wont be as much as usual because I had my phones forwarded to my cell while we were gone this time so it will just be mail mostly and not a machine full of messages. Yay!! Well guys thanks for stopping by and listening! Love you all!

Thursday, December 18, 2008


I updated this on the 16th only to get off the computer to get ready to head out because of weather and called my mom to let her know only to find out that she was very ill. Her friend came over to give her communion only to find her lips and fingernails bluer than blue and barely responsive. I of course immediately headed out to Addison where she lives. She refused to go to the hospital until I got there because she knew I was on my way. I got there and we called the ambulance. She was better, she had color and was talking but being way to stubborn. I rode with her in the ambulance and got her checked in the hospital. She has been there since Tuesday and they say she will be released tomorrow. Thank God but it seems we almost lost her. If her friend hadn't gotten there to give her communion we don't know what might have happened. God was most definitely watching out for her. I spent all day yesterday at the hospital with her and she was eating and she did eat more than she had in ages. They thought she had some pneumonia but found out with tests and xrays that is was severe bronchitis. She has emphysema and COPD. She is ok from what we are told and we are working on a care plan for her. I had to head out because of severe weather headed our way. Am not totally comfortable being here in PA instead of up there because she is not out of the hospital yet but since I have been there and talking with her the last day or two I do know she is better so I am here. I hope the severe weather is not so severe that we can't get out of here because my office is not manned either even if my phones are forwarded to me. I know I have lots and lots of mail and other stuff I have to deal with. I will keep you guys updated.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Its Winter

Well I have been here in PA for almost a week. I have been enjoying my tiny vacation. I got to see my girls. Wish I could see my son but that will happen when it happens. Melissa is due June 25th. She is already showing. She has such a cute baby bump, lol. I saw her ultrasound and we kidded her that the baby has a Mohawk. It looks like it. Can't wait for the next ultrasound. She is a little anemic, but she always has been. So far we are not super concerned but we are a bit worried. They are going to see what the blood work says and then decide how to handle it. Gretchen is doing well too. We had a couple of issues about the visit but none of them had to do with the girls at all. Their step-mom had car issues and then one of the other cars had the same issue a few hours later so they couldn't meet us halfway to drop the girls off to meet us. Sol we drove 160 miles both ways to pick them up. Of course on Monday there were still issues so we had to drive them all the way back again. Lots of wasted time concerning the girls visit but I got to see them and that is what is important. Didn't get much stitching done but that's ok the girls are much more important and I don't get to see them much at all. I will get some done today though. The weather is kind of nasty here too. Don is concerned we may get stuck here. Oh Darn, (evil laugh). He keeps he wants to leaven today to go to the airport. I am not liking that idea. All wasted money and stuff for that. I think we should give it a little more time this morning before goes nuts. We did an experiment this trip and forwarded my office phones to my cell. It wasn't too bad. Don didn't believe when I told him the amount my phones ring. Maybe once in awhile he will listen to me hehehe. Or not lol. Oh well, I think I will go have a cup of coffee and check the weather channel out. See whats going on. Will update you all later. Thanks for stopping by and checking me out. Love you guys.

Sunday, December 07, 2008


Well I am getting ready to go out of town for a week. I am so excited. I will get to see both my daughters. Melissa is pregnant and so this is kind of neat. I haven't seen her since she found out and she is starting to show. I will see Gretchen as well. She will be on vacation from college or actually Christmas break. I won't see Tim but the girls will be able to tell me how he is because they saw him at Thanksgiving.
I am getting my stitching ready for while I am gone. I am working on a gift for Don. I am hoping to get it done while we are up there. I will be able to do it and get it done right under his nose. Hehehehe I am working on a couple of things right now. I hope to get the one finished and most of the other one done. I am told it will probably snow while we are up there so that will be nice too. I will be freezing my but off that's cool, things even out. I get to see my girls and snow and I am a little cold, lol.
I even get a short work week. Two days and then off I go. I will see my mom for a couple of days as well. I did finally get my tree up in my office. For some reason it took 3 days to get it up and decorated, lol. Not sure why I just couldn't get it done. I tested the lights before I put them on the tree and they all lit and blinked so I put them on the tree and plugged them in and of course one string just decided not to blink anymore. The garland that I had on my tree last year that went all the way around the tree this year didn't and I can't figure that one out so had to go get some other garland. Oh well it is done and up and now I have to finish the one at the house. Got the tree itself up but still have to get the decorations on it. Hopefully today. Now I am off to go do my laundry. Hope you all have a good rest of the weekend.