Tuesday was Mother's last day with us - for this visit, anyway!
I fixed us a hot breakfast of oatmeal, bacon and toast and we settled in to watch the news as they rehashed the results of the Iowa Caucus.
I had an afternoon appointment with my urologist and actually felt guilty for taking up his time as I am doing so well!!! Life is so wonderful without those constant bladder infections!!
I can actually sit through a Sunday morning church service or a movie without getting up several times! AND I sleep for up to 4 hours at a time at night!! Awesome!!!
Still, I am on a low dose of antibiotic every day so Dr. Bloom changed my prescription to something we hope will work just as well. If not, I can always go back to the old medicine.
We had a nice visit and I mentioned Louis Dean and I will be taking a train trip up to New England this fall. That's where Dr. Bloom grew up and he was all excited about sharing where to go and what to do! I will have one more appointment before our trip so he said he would make a list for me! It's nice to see the personal side of your doctor. No many doctors share much of their life with their patients and I can understand that, too.
Since this WAS a Tuesday and since Ruth Ann WAS in town (she has been spending some quality time at her farm) I called her to see if she was up to meeting me at Goodwill!!!
Minutes later, there we were - talking a blue streak as we walked up and down the isles, browsing and chatting at the same time!!
Ruth Ann brought me luck because I found a good crop of goodies!!!
This large tray was a bargain and still had the original price sticker of $24.99 on the back!
I've already used this today to carry plates and such to the den table for both lunch and dinner!
It made clean up easier too!
This was a good score! A bag full of bouncy balls for just $0.45!!!
This should be fun to play with!
You never know what all is in the little plastic bags but this one had some good things!!
Mr. Potato Head will live in the sand box!
This large crock pot cleaned up really nice!
Can you HAVE too many crock pots???
I think NOT!
I bought this one toaster oven and it replaced a toaster AND a little toaster/oven - neither one of which worked properly! Now - more counter space!!!
A handy desk accessory for keeping my notes and papers in order.
Ah!!! I just LOVE these things!!!
They are already stored up with my other fall debris, but within reach when I feel the need for a little sunflower therapy! Those two 'wine bottles' are actually candles!!!
Red candles and coffee cups for Valentine's!!!
Last but not least - a dozen plastic picnic plates and utensils for use this summer!
Ruth Ann came back to the house and we all enjoyed tea and cookies and continued to visit, this time adding Mother and Louis Dean to the party!
Before we took Mother home last night, we went out to eat at Chili's.
It was a good visit but she was SO glad to get home!!!
As soon as she got to her room, she sunk down in her easy chair and said, "Thank GOD!"
I think she went home with a grateful heart for how comfortable she has it at Deanie's!!!
Her own suite with private bathroom. An easy chair next to her bed and her own TV!
I couldn't resist telling her I'll be back to pick her up in two weeks!!! For real!
It was really late by the time we got home last night so we went straight to bed!!
We had just had coffee and got dressed when Logan was at the door ringing the bell!!!!
I had the Valentine decorations all ready so we trimmed the tree on the front porch!!
All decked out with paper plates and red ribbons!
Logan made sure the BACK of the tree got decorated, too!!!
It was too cold to play outside much and with the wind blowing - not a good idea!
SOOOOOO......they played with Valentines in the living room floor for a long time.
Harrison sorted out the 'boy' ones and stacked them beside him.
The girls wrote on some of them with markers and used stickers.
Kailey carefully put Valentines in white envelopes and then stuck a heart sticker on the front!
She did over a dozen of these!
Our meals were easy ones today.
Pizza and milk, fries and yogurt for lunch and served in the den.
Naps always follow lunch.
The kids love listening to the Little House books. I'm thinking ahead to introducing them to The Boxcar Children in the next few years! I loved those book when I was a little girl.
While I told the kids they didn't have to SLEEP, they must REST!!
Kailey told Trystan, "Trissy, I'm gonna lay WAY OVER HERE since I keep messing with you!!"
Last week she DID mess with Trystan - but not today!!
That Kailey Girl really does try HARD to be good!!!
All five went sound asleep - Granddad included!!
I spent the time catching up on some of my favorite blogs!
We did art appreciation after naps:
Woman With a Cat by Renoir.
The cat looks just like their kitty, Bandit!!!
Trystan decided the lady has the same color hair SHE does!
When we talked about what we can see in the painting, I asked if they thought this was a window behind them and that was the sky?
Trystan said, "No, MeeMaw! That's a blue wall!"
Trystan won my heart when she asked, "Did YOU paint this, MeeMaw??"
Keeping with the indoor theme - we decided to play Chutes and Ladders.
Kailey didn't want to play so she got my camera and took a LOT of 'pishurs!'
THIS was the best one and I had to clean it up a bit!!
What was so funny that about half way through the game, Trystan said, "This is just NOT that much FUN!!" I was thinking the very same thing! Game OVER!
We moved on to water color papers and they liked that so much better!!
Me, too, since this gave me a chance to prepare dinner!
Smoked sausage, oven roasted potato wedges - both white and sweet potatoes - bread and applesauce.
The parents picked them up just as they were finishing up a Paw Patrol!
Win! WIN!!! for an easy peasy Quad Wednesday!!
Even so, Louis Dean and I were both tired and have spent the whole evening in the den watching Apollo 13 while I blog here at the coffee table as I sit on the floor!
I'm hoping I can get UP now!!! It won't be graceful, folks!! That I can promise!!