When humor goes, there goes civilization. ~Erma Bombeck




January 11, 2010

Just Saying Thanks

I want to say thank you to my bloggy friends for your sweet sentiments concerning my family.








Sissy is doing well. She is really hanging in there, trying to adjust to her new life. We have all been trying to keep her busy. Yesterday I invited her to go with us to my son's home and she said " You know that sounds nice. My friend invited me to dinner also, but I just want to be alone." I understand that.



Meanwhile life goes on and our little Izzy turned three!!! I can't believe it. I know my kids grew up too fast, I don't know why my grand kids wouldn't. I also can't believe Izzy and, especially Zeke sat still long enough to get a picture.




Meanwhile, Papa is cramping my style. The Dr. informed him he is pre-diabetic. How am I supposed to bake up a load of sugary sweetness with him being diabetic?!? I feel a life style change coming on. Hmmmpf!!!!!!




Papa has also been diagnosed with assma. Oh excuse me, I diagnosed him with assma (short for assman, which I only say in my head, most of the time) years ago.


The Dr. diagnosed him with asthma. The poor guy has been having such bad coughing fits, that he had to pull over the car the other morning and puke in one of our neighbors gutter.




Sunday at church our neighbor thanked him for the nice gift he left behind. Now I am on look out for the bag o crap that will be left on my door step. I hope it's not on fire too!!!!




So that is my life in a nut shell as of late. Can't wait to catch up with you all!!




22 comments:

Sook said...

What a beautiful family you have!

wendy said...

Isn't it amazing how after a tragedy or great sorrow --that life just keeps on. somehow you'd think that the world should stop for a moment. the birds shouldn't be singing, the sun shouldn't be shinning --a saddness just happened.

There will be times that Sissy just wants to be alone I am sure --and there will be times she will NEED you all so much.

Hope assman starts feeling better. Maybe he'll have to start keeping a bucket handy while in the car.

Alejendro said...

You're most welcome :-P Busy Nana.... wonderful Familia ... aaah, your grand kids are cute..

Emma said...

Yup the world keeps turning!

Mandy said...

Oh Nana give Sissy my love!! Hard times bring us closer together!! I have been gone and got on here and realized I had missed alot!! I hope your family is doing well and that you have a great New Year!! You always make me smile even when there are tears!! THank YOu!!

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Live.Love.Eat said...

Your fam is sweet, lucky to have one another.

Grand Pooba said...

assma! Hahaha! assma. heeheehee.

But seriously, stopping to throw up because of coughing does not sound fun. He better stay inside until this awful air clears up!

Oh, and don't worry, you don't have to stop making treats. I'll just stop by on my way home after work to pick them up and get them out of your hair. No problem.

Your welcome.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Thanks for stopping by and your encouragement about my subscribers. I hope you find great goodies to make with Splenda or a sugar substitute.

Kristina P. said...

I'm glad things seem to be looking up, but the prediabetic thing sucks!

Connie said...

It will take some time for Sissy. It's good you invite her to do things with your family.
Hope this air clears up soon, so the assma - I mean asthma clears up a bit!
Darling grandkids! I love your haircut!

blueviolet said...

It's nice to see how supportive everyone is for Sissy.

I'm sorry to hear about the assma diagnosis. I hope it's kept under control easily.

Shelley said...

Sorry to hear papa has some medical issues. Love your sense of humor though.

Midwest Mommy said...

You can bake sweets for me!

Young Wife said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your family is beautiful! My husband is supposed to be reducing his animal protein intake to reduce inflammation in his joints. It's tough!

bj said...

O, a life style change is going on here, too. We just started, TODAY, on the South Beach Diet and can't have sugar, flour, grains..well any starches..for 2 whole weeks. Splenda will become our best friend!

I laughed at the thought of the big barn and little cottage I love..hahaha..OK..I will buy a ranch and have the barn on the ranch, making myself lots of monies!!
Better?

Mimi Sue said...

This crappy air has had me coughing for a month. Hate it. So sorry to hear about assman. This is what I did when the mister was diagnosed with Type II diabetes. I made the stuff anyway and told him not to eat it. A new way to make him crazy! He takes a pill everyday lost 30 lbs, exercises, and he can eat almost anything (mostly he stays away from non diet soda and really bad sugary things) and his numbers stay in the healthy range. It's such a pain getting old. Mimi

Cynthia said...

You always make me laugh! I sure hope there are no flaming bags of crap in your future!

My twins have Cough-Variant Asthma. They don't wheeze, they hack like smokers. It has gotten better as they are getting older but the nasty inversion has been bad for us.

I hope Sissy can find a new normal. I live in fear of that day for myself. And if I can't get my Hubs to eat more like a diabetic it will be coming sooner than I'll ever be ready.

Me said...

Oh My Nanna! I've been away so long! I've got lots of reading to catch up on. My thoughts are w/ you in the many changes happening in your life. My dad was diagnosed w/ diabetes a few years back. It's a rough journey...but no impossible. ;) I should have my hubby checked for asthma...he wakes up hacking a lung and vomitting and wheezing too! :S

Jane In The Jungle said...

Oh Nana....assma...ROFL!!!!!!

Glad to see your life is moving along...my heart goes out to Sissy...

Kelly said...

Well, that will cramp your style for sure. You'll just have to come up with some good pre-diabetic recipes to share, won't you.

Your Sissy is lucky to have you and such good friends too to care about her right now.

Take care of your assma asthma hubby!

Mayhem and Moxie said...

My Dad was diagnosed as diabetic a few years back. It was tough, as our people like to eat, but my parents managed to adjust. I think the key to everything is balance. If you are going to make a batch of sugary goodness, just be sure to pop a dozen or so cookies in the mail to me. I'd be happy to take those off of your hands, Nana! :)

Very sorry to read about your brother-in-law. I have learned that death generally sucks. I'm glad that you have a close knit family to support one another during a time like this.

xoxo