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Friday, October 2, 2009

Turning 50 Doesn't Feel That Bad!

Over the past few weeks Dwayne and I have been fairly busy. We gave time to preparing for a visit from his mother and step-father. They came to spend about a week with us and brought their new puppy - a 40lb. Golden Retriever they adopted from an animal Rescue. That visit fell in line with the last week of vacation time Dwayne took with hopes of finishing all the power washing and sealing of the house. Just as we feared - all but three days of the time off was slammed with rain. It really put a dent in the wishes for both opportunities. And we have conceded. The rest of the house will not be finished until next year - most likely. The folks brought wonderful gifts! They stopped off in Louisiana and picked up fresh bay shrimp and crawdads - something both, Dwayne and I miss about the south to no end! Wayne and Charlotte brought Austin up that Saturday - got to meet Dave and Sue before we all enjoyed a really nice meal! Come the very morning they were leaving to head toward Virginia for a visit with Dwayne’s sister and her husband - I intended to make my biscuits and gravy for everyone. While down in the basement searching for bacon in the freezer - I ended up dropping an entire frozen slab of pork ribs - sideways - across toes of my left foot. Broke my big toe and bruised the second toe fairly well. I’ve learned one thing from that incident. Don’t even bother asking questions or talking to a person after they’ve just experienced that shocking level of pain. Just get them to a safe spot to get rested and get them an ice bag - possibly a really stiff drink. I wanted to leave my body. I wanted somebody to cut off my foot. And I wanted to beat the hell out of my loving husband when he got in my face with questions and sawed-off remarks! Even the person who loves you most is capable of such things when they are experiencing a pain that can make them feel they’d rather be going through delivery of a 12lb. baby with no meds at that very moment! Anyways - I’m finally getting to where I can motivate around the house quite a bit now. I’ve only found one pair of shoes comfortable enough to wear. Dwayne and I celebrated our 8th Wedding Anniversary on September 11th of this year! We had a wonderful dinner at Angelo’s in Lenoir City. Very rarely do we ever get a chance to actually go out for any fun. What some would consider a “Girls Night Out” at the clubs is far from my lucky ventures to the grocery store and post office twice a month - Home Depot every once in a while. But that’s as close as I get to the same feeling of excitement. LOL This dinner out with my husband was like a real date! That’s something we both haven’t felt in such a long time - much too long. I just reached my 50th Birthday. Of course - Dwayne had to work. It came and went fairly quietly - with the exception of so many Birthday wishes I received from friends and loved ones at FaceBook! However - Hubby came through like a Knight! He took me to BestBuy for a new computer - a monster of a computer - one that can handle all my digital scrap booking and my gaming at FaceBook! I can even watch movies! But the one chosen wasn’t in stock. So - it was ordered for us and delivered to the house. My new toy arrived yesterday! Naturally - the UPS guy shows up just as Dwayne’s pulling out the driveway to head toward the hangar. But I opened the box to make sure all the parts were there. Got to looking at the Quick Guide. All I needed to do was plug everything in and turn it on! No inner-components to install! Yayyy! I had it up and running by around 8:30pm after all the initial uploading and installing that the system had to handle. I’ve already installed my PhotoShop Elements program for my digital scrap booking. Spent some time watching a couple of the tutorial videos. And I’m looking forward to learning how to use this program for all the many, many new things I wanna learn how to do in graphics for my layouts! For now - I’m spending time becoming more familiar with this computer. Not much else I can do for the moment. Dwayne is sleeping. And the morning arrived with - more rain.

2 comments:

Reba said...

Congrats on the new puter!!! hope your foot is better soon !!

Hummie said...

lol...your comment on my blog made me laugh! It's good to laugh first thing in the morning! I can feel your excitement! Yeah for you!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Turning 50 Doesn't Feel That Bad!

Over the past few weeks Dwayne and I have been fairly busy. We gave time to preparing for a visit from his mother and step-father. They came to spend about a week with us and brought their new puppy - a 40lb. Golden Retriever they adopted from an animal Rescue. That visit fell in line with the last week of vacation time Dwayne took with hopes of finishing all the power washing and sealing of the house. Just as we feared - all but three days of the time off was slammed with rain. It really put a dent in the wishes for both opportunities. And we have conceded. The rest of the house will not be finished until next year - most likely. The folks brought wonderful gifts! They stopped off in Louisiana and picked up fresh bay shrimp and crawdads - something both, Dwayne and I miss about the south to no end! Wayne and Charlotte brought Austin up that Saturday - got to meet Dave and Sue before we all enjoyed a really nice meal! Come the very morning they were leaving to head toward Virginia for a visit with Dwayne’s sister and her husband - I intended to make my biscuits and gravy for everyone. While down in the basement searching for bacon in the freezer - I ended up dropping an entire frozen slab of pork ribs - sideways - across toes of my left foot. Broke my big toe and bruised the second toe fairly well. I’ve learned one thing from that incident. Don’t even bother asking questions or talking to a person after they’ve just experienced that shocking level of pain. Just get them to a safe spot to get rested and get them an ice bag - possibly a really stiff drink. I wanted to leave my body. I wanted somebody to cut off my foot. And I wanted to beat the hell out of my loving husband when he got in my face with questions and sawed-off remarks! Even the person who loves you most is capable of such things when they are experiencing a pain that can make them feel they’d rather be going through delivery of a 12lb. baby with no meds at that very moment! Anyways - I’m finally getting to where I can motivate around the house quite a bit now. I’ve only found one pair of shoes comfortable enough to wear. Dwayne and I celebrated our 8th Wedding Anniversary on September 11th of this year! We had a wonderful dinner at Angelo’s in Lenoir City. Very rarely do we ever get a chance to actually go out for any fun. What some would consider a “Girls Night Out” at the clubs is far from my lucky ventures to the grocery store and post office twice a month - Home Depot every once in a while. But that’s as close as I get to the same feeling of excitement. LOL This dinner out with my husband was like a real date! That’s something we both haven’t felt in such a long time - much too long. I just reached my 50th Birthday. Of course - Dwayne had to work. It came and went fairly quietly - with the exception of so many Birthday wishes I received from friends and loved ones at FaceBook! However - Hubby came through like a Knight! He took me to BestBuy for a new computer - a monster of a computer - one that can handle all my digital scrap booking and my gaming at FaceBook! I can even watch movies! But the one chosen wasn’t in stock. So - it was ordered for us and delivered to the house. My new toy arrived yesterday! Naturally - the UPS guy shows up just as Dwayne’s pulling out the driveway to head toward the hangar. But I opened the box to make sure all the parts were there. Got to looking at the Quick Guide. All I needed to do was plug everything in and turn it on! No inner-components to install! Yayyy! I had it up and running by around 8:30pm after all the initial uploading and installing that the system had to handle. I’ve already installed my PhotoShop Elements program for my digital scrap booking. Spent some time watching a couple of the tutorial videos. And I’m looking forward to learning how to use this program for all the many, many new things I wanna learn how to do in graphics for my layouts! For now - I’m spending time becoming more familiar with this computer. Not much else I can do for the moment. Dwayne is sleeping. And the morning arrived with - more rain.

2 comments:

Reba said...

Congrats on the new puter!!! hope your foot is better soon !!

Hummie said...

lol...your comment on my blog made me laugh! It's good to laugh first thing in the morning! I can feel your excitement! Yeah for you!