Just stuff

Yep, I’m still here. And the allergies are still kicking my butt. I did spend a couple days in bed, and that helped somewhat… I probably needed the rest. I’m stuck between the “well-I’m-better world” and the “ugh-I-feel-awful world.” I’m probably going to have to buy something to help me through allergies because I’m not an indoors person. I must have my gardening therapy. Three of the grandkids have to take allergy meds, so if they can do it, so can I. Grandson Andrew is moving into his first apartment as an adult later this week. He’s already a manager at a local Sonic where he started working a year ago. It’s hard to fathom how quickly these past 18 years have gone with him. He took honor and college courses during his senior year of high school; he graduated this past May but was done with the high school part back in February. Already having several college credits puts him ahead when he starts classes at the community college here. Andrew thinks he wants to be an accountant, but is keeping his options open. Of course, this gramma thinks he will do quite well in whatever career he chooses. *wink*

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Cough sniffle sneeze

I’ve been fighting allergies for several weeks. Or maybe it really is a cold. I can’t decide, and I’m not going to waste $30 just to have the doctor say, “Yup, it’s allergies,” or “Yup, it’s a cold.” 😷 To save us money (since I don’t have health insurance), I’ll let it run its course. I went to bed early on Sunday evening, stayed in bed all of Monday, and was in bed for the most part today. I don’t feel sick, but I sound sick. Coughing. Sniffling. Sneezing. Along with what feels like a mild earache and sore throat. The length of time I’ve had the symptoms tells me it’s probably allergies. Although, when I have illnesses, it can take me weeks to get over it. Such as when I was sick for the whole month of October 2018. I’ve never had allergies in my life – until about 2-3 years ago. Doctor says it happens a lot to folks. You know, like when you’ve been using a certain laundry soap for years and years, then suddenly, you’re allergic to it. Plus, I have a compromised immune system (as does Jerry), and that makes things oh-so-much-fun. Not.  So, please

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He fished, I walked

Today started out on the cooler side… for once. Granted, it was only a ten degree difference, but here in Kansas, it makes all the difference. We’ve been under excessive heat warnings for several days. That will change tomorrow. It’s supposed to be all the way down into the low 80s. Yeeee-hawwww! Anyway…… Since it was finally less than 1000Β° (haha), I asked Jerry if he wanted to go fishing over at the park. He pert near launched himself out of his recliner. I loaded him and the fishing gear into the car, drove across the bridge to the park, and down to the south end of the lagoon where we usually go fishing. I had started unloading everything when Jerry said… “You know what we forgot?” I stopped and asked what it might be. “The bait in the fridge.” *crickets* Darn. *sigh* Okay, so I unload him and everything fishing-related so he can go ahead and start getting his poles ready, hop back into the car and drive back through the park, over the bridge and to the apartment building. Thank goodness the drive only amounts to maybe a 6- or 7-block drive. Once I returned with the bait,

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URGENT prayer request + UPDATE #1 + UPDATE #2

We have an URGENT prayer request. John and Elissa have a wonderful young lady, Taylor, who provides daycare for Nova and Aero.  I think there are two or three other families with children in her care, also. Taylor is a single mom – she has a daughter, Lily (age 7 or 8), and a son, Nathan (age 10 or 11). She not only is raising her own children, but also does the daycare all by herself in her own home. She is a beautiful, sweet young lady and loves each child in her care as if they were her own. Early this afternoon, her daughter Lily went to a neighbor’s house to ask if she could play with their kids. The mom said no, so Lily started back home. Another neighbor saw Lily suddenly drop to the sidewalk and start having seizures. Her head hit the sidewalk hard enough when she fell and during the seizures that she has skull fractures and brain bleed. Our hospital here evac’d Lily to a hospital in Wichita (an hour away); she’s currently in the PICU for 24 hour observation with the pediatric neurosurgeon right there with her. She is not as responsive as they would

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Just an escape

This weekend was the oldest two granddaughters’ stayover time… Maddy is 15, Kara is 11. I miss the times when they were little and we did non-stop crafts for hours on end. Nowadays I let them choose what they want to do while they’re with us. They know where all my craft supplies are and only need ask if they can’t find something. But this weekend they just wanted an escape from their house. And that’s okay! We don’t have to stick to a plan every time they’re here. Sometimes, you just feel like running away for a couple days to do nothing. They brought some DVDs to watch and their laptops (I okay’d that). Maddy brought her oil pastels and paper. While Kara (left, in front of the window) played on her laptop, Maddy (right, using the small table) worked on a drawing. Sorry for Jerry‘s stinky foot in the photo. Yes, I know I took the photo against the sunlight, but that’s the only way I could sneak a shot. Jerry and I suffered through “Teen Beach Movie” (for the ten-thousandth time *gag**barf**gag*). Then, we watched “Tooth Fairy” (starring Dwayne Johnson, aka “The Rock”)… Jerry and I thought it was

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