Saturday, October 30, 2010

Surprise, Suprise !!!!!

Yes all you lucky people I am back. I am VERY sick. I have bronchitas. Guess that means a trip to the Doctor. You know when you are sick you start to feel a little depressed? Well that is how I am today.
Garrett is at the fairplex. He is taking his test. He wasn't too happy about yesterday. He was optimistic about one part of yesterdays test, but not the other part. I told him to just wait and see, that he probably did great. He is a worrier.
It rained all night on the house and its paint job. It don't look like it hurt it. The still have a couple more days of painting left.
I love you all, Grams

Friday, October 8, 2010

It was a beautiful day in California today. Fall is in the air, altough it is supposed to be 95 Sunday with Santa Ana winds. That means fire danger. I have to do some yard work tomorrow.
Rick finally fixed my silverware drawer today. It feels so nice to have it back in, instead of on my counter top. Getting him to do things is very hard indeed. He does a good job when you can get him to do it.
Sis I hope you had a wonderful day. Now you and your brother are the same age for two weeks. I can't believe I got pregnant again after only 2 1/2 months !!!!!!!! Let me tell you, those were some very hard dark months. I would never recommend it for anyone.
Love to all, Grams

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Yesterday was dark, overcast, and rained all day. Today was sunny, but chilly. It is supposed to be 95 Saturday. Go figure !! I have decided on the painter to paint my house. I have to get an estimate on fixing the large facia board on the front of the house, because it is rotted through and through. There is always something it seems. Tomorrow is my beautiful daughter's birthday. I hope it is a great day. Love and kisses everyone !!!!!!!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Last week we were roasting, and today it was overcast, rainy, and cool enough for a jacket. Go figure !!!!!! In all the years I have lived in California this is the strangest weather Ive seen.
I cleaned both bathrooms from top to bottom. That should last about 10 minutes with Garrett and Rick. I made chicken soup. It was just a soup kind of day. It was very good if I do say so myself.
I stopped at one of my neighbor's houses and asked him if he was happy with the painter that had painted the outside of his house. He said he was very satisfied with the job he did. I called him for an estimate. He will be out tomorrow at 4 pm. I have to call a couple more.
I have a small brain so that is all I have on it for now. Peace and love, Grams

Friday, October 1, 2010


I went to the store this morning. It was thundering and lightening when I left the house and soooo humid, it was miserable. while at the store it got worse. I got to the check out line and the store went black. I had to wait about 15 minutes for the lights to come back on so I could check out. When I got outside it was raining so hard I couldn't go to my car, so I had to wait another 15 minutes for the rain to let up. I swear it feels like we have moved to Florida. Right now it is getting all dark outside again, like it is going to start again. Thats my story and I am sticking to it, Grams

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Oh my goodness it has been soooooo hot here the last few days. Monday was 113 in Los Angeles and 110 out here. Today was only 90 but it is so humid it feels like 110. It is supposed to slowly start getting cooler. I certainly hope so. The nights have been hot too. That is very unusual for Calif. It usually always cools off at night. It makes you feel like you are in the south somewhere.
Garrett has an appointment soon to go over his test results with his Doctor. Something in his liver is very high. I don't know what they will do to treat it. I hope it is easily taken care of.
I have to start calling people out for estimates on getting the outside of my house painted. I want it to be the color of coffee with a little cream in it, and the trim is going to be white.
That is all for now. It is too hot to think anyway. Love to all. Grams

Thursday, September 16, 2010

They finished my doors and windows today about 3:30pm. I was doing the walk through before paying the man and they had forgotton to shut the door that goes out to the covered patio. Barney got scared and flew out onto the back yard. I picked him up and he flew into the neighbors yard. They were not home so I ran in their back yard. I picked him up and he flew into the canal. By this time I am crying and he is crying, because he isn't used to being out. I kept talking to him. The man went and got 2 ladders. He put one on my side of the fence and one in the canal. He climbed over and held the ladder for me while I climbed over. I ran to Barney and by this time he was exhausted and came right to me. I picked him up and wrapped a rag around him so he couldn't fly away again. We climbed back over the ladder and ran into the house. I can't believe I got him back. The crows were flying all around and I was scared to death they would kill him. I was praying the whole time. Thank goodness Rick and I had just trimmed his nails and clipped his wings last week. He could only fly short distances. If he had fallen into the canal, I never would have gotten him. Naturally all the stress and excitement put me into fibulation. That is it for now, love to all, Grams

Monday, September 13, 2010

It was a beautiful 90 degrees today. I hope it don't get any hotter because they are replacing my windows and sliding doors Wednesday and Thursday. It won't do any good to have the air conditioner on when there are no doors or windows. I have to start calling out painters for estimates. When the windows are in I need to get the outside of the house painted. I made maccroni and cheese for dinner. It had to be something easy because I did a lot today and am tired !!! That is it for now. I love you all, Grams

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Happy Happy Birthday

Today is my James's Birthday. You are totally awesome and I love you to the ends of the universe and back. I hope you have a fantastic Birthday. I hope you know how special you are !!!!!!!
I have my air conditioner on today for the first time in about 4 days. It was 89 today. It will be 93 tomorrow, and 100 Thursday and Friday. At least we had a few days of relief.
About a month ago I planted some palms where I had taken out the avocados, grapefruit, and peach trees. I hadn't paid much attention when I planted them about what size they would be. I was reading the tag Sunday and it said they would be over 12 feet tall. I paniced and told Rick to dig them up, because when they mature I would have to pay someone to trim them. He took them out and gave them to his friend. I went to home depot and bought some palm plants that only get 8 feet high. I planted them this morning. Lifting them and the big bag of potting soil made my heart go into fibulation, so I didn't do much else today, but at least I got them all planted. I wanted to go to macys, but will go another day.
Briana, I heard on tv that you might be hit with the hurricane. I certainly hope not. Be safe okay?
Garrett had his Doctor appointment today. He isn't home yet so don't know how he fared. His stomach problems have been worse lately. It turns him into a cranky guy !!!!!!!
I love you all family. Be safe and well. Grams

Friday, August 27, 2010

ANTS !!!! YIPES !!!!!!

Iwoke up this morning to ants in my kitchen !!!! I hate those little buggers. I fought them for about an hour. They had come in through the kitchen window. I killed the ones inside with windex, and the ones outside with bug spray. Here is a little tip. Black counter tops are beautiful, but it is very hard to see black ants crawling on them. The heat is what is driving them inside to look for food and water. It was much cooler today, only 92 degrees. Garrett went to the dentist today. he only had one cavity. They filled it and gave him a cleaning. He was very happy with that result. That is all that barney and I have for now. Love to all, Grams

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


It was 105 degrees today and is going to be 107 tomorrow. It is like walking into a blast furnace. Lucky for us there is no humidity. It is just bone dry. Yuck !!!! I finally got an appointment next Thursday for my finger. I can't straighten it. I have "trigger finger. It is the one next to my thumb, and It is extremely sore. I have already had it in both thumbs and one middle finger. They have to cut it and go in and release the tendon. It is caused by years of typing on the computer at the telephone company. In my settlement with workers compensation I got free medical care for life on my hands, so it doesn't cost me anything. Chris and Terry went to Korea to see her relative who has terminal cancer. They are going to China and Japan before coming home. That is all I have to say for this day. Love to all, Grams

Sunday, August 22, 2010

I went to church this morning, afterward I stopped and got pizza as I didn't have any desire to cook. I came home and finished the wash. That was about it. Later I went into fibulation so when that happens I just take it easy. it is supposed to be 107 degrees tomorrow and humid. I am not leaving the house !!!!!! We rarly have humidity so when we do it kills us. It is going to be that way all week. I love you all, Grams

Monday, August 16, 2010

I went for my blood test today. It was 3.0. They were happy with that. It had been a lot thinner and they were trying to get my numbers down. They don't want it any thinner then 3.0
I went to sprouts for produce on the way home. They have the sweetest cantaloupe for 49 cents apiece. I got a watermelon 4 lbs for $1.oo. Broccoli crowns were 49 cents a lb. so I got some of those too. I roasted chicken tenders and made chicken salad for sandwiches. Garrett will probably turn his nose up, but my sandwich was really good with lettuce and tomatoes from my garden. I did a big wash and then got rid of all my acumulated magazines and catalogs. I also filed all my receipts that had piled up. I have to start getting estimates for getting my house painted on the outside after they put in my doors and windows. About an hour ago my heart decided to fibulate so am finished for the day. Barney and I are just going to watch the news.
It was 100 degrees here today. HOT!!!! lOVE TO ALL GRAMS

Friday, August 13, 2010

Sis, Can I take it from your blog that you want Garrett back? PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE !!!!!!!!!!
You will be pleased to know that today he made a dental and medical appointment. I think his teeth are getting bad.
I have a hair appointment tomorrow. I always wait until my roots are very obvious. I just hate sitting still for that long.
My walking friend just called to tell me she is home from Italy. She was gone for a month. Her Mom is doing pretty good. She is 92 and lives with my friends sister. She also has a son and another daughter living near by. I will go visit in a couple of days when she is rested up from her trip. She had a lay over in atlanta foe 3 hours, so she is exhausted.
Rick put that film on my kitchen window that keeps the heat and uv rays out. He did an okay job, but you know how particular I am. You would have been proud of me though, because I didn't let it show. Needless to say, Mister Barney has been VERY UPSET all day, because he couldn't go in his window.
okay people that is it for now, I love you all, Grams

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Sis I got the e-mail, Thanks

after being married for 44 years,I took a careful look at my wife one day and said, "honey, 44 years ago we had a cheap apartment, a cheap car, slept on a sofabed and watched a 10-in black and white tv, but I got to sleep every night with a hot 25 year old gal.
Now I have a $500,000.00 home. A $45,000.00 car, nice big bed,and plasma tv, but i'm sleeping with a 65 year old woman. It seems to me that you'er not holding up your side of things."
My wife is a very reasonable woman. She told me to go out and find a hot 25-year old-gal, ans she would make sure that I would once again be living in a cheap apartment, driving a cheap car, sleeping on a sofa bed and watching a 10-inch black and white tv.
aren't older women great? they really know how to solve your mid-life crisis!!

love to all grams

Saturday, August 7, 2010

It was a beautiful day. I deadheaded all my roses, trimmed around all the sprinklers, and did some weeding. I then went to target and got a few things. Garrett left and went to his classes for passing the state test I think. He mumbles, especially in the mornings so it is hard to understand him sometimes. When he came home he brought me a chicken salad from Mc Donalds. How sweet huh? He would NEVER admit it, but I know he loves me. When he wants to insult me, he calls me James. I don't have the heart to tell him that I feel honored to be compared to my sweet, kind, lovable, James. I have all the doors open and there is a cool breeze blowing through.
I have to get up and go do a little ironing so will say goodby for now. Love to all, Grams

Thursday, August 5, 2010

It has been a beautiful day today. Cooler then the last two days, only about 85 degrees. I am loving our cooler summer this year. I should be careful what I say, as next week could be over 100. Garrett went to the Orange county fair yesterday after work with people from work. They competed in an eating contest. His stomach didn't feel so good when he got home. He went to bed pretty early.
Jackson, Grams is real proud of you for getting such a good report from the Doctor. You are a lean, mean, fighting machine!!!!!!! You will have to be when your sister gets a little bigger.
Sis maybe you should lay off the job interviews for a while huh?
That is it for now family, Love to you all, Grams

Monday, August 2, 2010

spam waffles?

I had forgotten that I used to make those. All three of you, and your dad loved spam. Some people hate it. I am sorry you had a bad migraine. Since Christina just had one, maybe there is something in the air in Hawaii.
Those pictures of Kaya napping are just precious. I think she got a bit of her Mom's temper and stubbornness huh? paybacks are a bitch!!!!! don't you think so Briana? The problem is that she takes it out on Kory.
I went for my blood test this morning. They called and said it is too thin. I have to start taking less medication on Mondays, and go for another test in two weeks. I was on my butt most of the day from fibulating. Lately when I am fibulating I get so hot and just sweat and sweat. I am going to have to go find out why. It is like when I used to have hot flashes in my fifthties. I can have the air conditioner full blast and it does not help at all.
I made lasagna and garlic bread for dinner. They probably won't eat it, but I don't care I get tired of trying to make something they will eat.
Love to all. Grams

Sunday, August 1, 2010

I went to church this morning. A few people were missing, probably on vacation.
Rick's job lasted 3 days. I would be surprised if it were anyone else, but for him it isn't unusual at all. My peaches and nectarines are all gone now. I have had three or four people tell me that those are the best nectarines they ever ate. I admit they are extremely good and very large.
Garrett went to his dad's Saturday, and then to his uncle John's yesterday. It was a Kaya bonding weekend. I made scrambled eggs and pancakes for dinner. I didn't eat them, but Garrett and Rick did. I have never liked pancakes. My husband could never understand how anyone could not like pancakes or waffles. They don't make sense to me, by the time you get the syrup on them they are a cold, soggy, gooey, mess.
Okay people that is all that is on my tiny little mind for now. Love you all, Grams

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I have tried making jam and jelly before, and it never turned out. I am not going there again. Sorry daughter!!!!!! Another beautiful day, even cooler then yesterday. I haven't had my air conditioner on in awhile. Sis, is this the same hernia you had fixed before? Are you not afraid with more surgery you will just get more hernias? Briana tell Izzy hello for me okay? I LOVE YOU ALL!!!!!!!!! grams

Monday, July 26, 2010

Our weather is so strange for this time of the year. It is usually sizzling by this time, but it was only 80 today. I am not complaining just commenting.
I had to get a new phone today. I dropped mine and broke it. I hate getting a new one, as I am technologically challenged and it takes me forever to figure out a new one. That is why I just get cheap ones. They are easier to figure out.
Rick starts his new job tomorrow. He works 2 am until 10 am. The bad part is I will have to pay his gas until he gets paid. That will be a fortune, because his truck is a gas guzzler, and gas is over $3.00 a gallon in Calif.
Kathy never came for her peaches and nectarines so she is out of luck, because they will all be gone in a week. Garrett and Rick devoured the peach pies I made. To be perfectly honest they were terrific, and I had some myself.
I didn't go to church yesterday. My heart was fibulating and don't like being out and about when I am dizzy and short of breath. ( fibulation does that to me ) okay people I am done for now.
Love to all, Grams

Thursday, July 22, 2010

I signed the paperwork for my new windows and doors today. They will install them in about 6 weeks. It takes that long to make them. I will get a $1500.00 tax credit on my taxes. Hopefully my house will be much quieter and energy efficent.
I have so many peaches and nectarines. They are big and so sweet and good. I am the only one that will eat them. I have given a lot away to my neighbors. I called Kathy yesterday and told her if she wants some she had better come soon , because they are all ripe. She said she will be over this weekend. She said she has been meaning to call me, but her job keeps her so busy, and its a lot hotter out where she lives. She said the heat keeps her in the house on her days off.
I was lazy today and didn't do much. I peeled and cooked some peaches and nectarines. I am making little turnovers with them tomorrow. Have a great night my loves.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

I AM BACK !!!!!!!!!!

I can't believe it is only 80 degrees on my patio. The last two weeks were humid and over 100 degrees. You never know when you wake up what the day will bring, but maybe thats a good thing. I am proud of you Sis for being a good and caring person. I know it must have been so hard to visit chemo. I have never been back. I don't know if I could, it would remind me too much of Dad and you and all you both went through.
My heart has been fibulating
all day so I didn't get much done. I get too dizzy. I made ham and scrambled eggs for Rick and Garrett for dinner. What is wrong with that picture? at my age they should be cookin me dinner.
Christina, I am sooo sorry you have migrains. I always felt guilty that I passed them on to Sis and Bri. There were days that I used to hurt so bad I thought I would go crazy. I wanted to rip my eyeballs out.
Okay people that is enough for today. I love you all, Grams