Saturday, March 31, 2007
Thursday, March 29, 2007
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Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Saturday, March 24, 2007
I have been without a computer since Mr B took our laptop with him, now that DD is back we picked up a new (to us) refurbished laptop from Overstock.com. After some fits and false starts I got it up this morning. With our company's new policy on the Internet, I am not able to blog and I have avoided any non work surfing to set a good example. Yeah right! I have 2 years till retirement and I don't want to lose out on the benefits because they perceive that I am using the internet on their time and get my a** canned.
We are going to get a puppy. Our puppy was born March 15 and we should be able to pick her up when Mr B gets back. I get to pick her out as we have 7 females to choose from. She is a tri colored Pembroke Welsh Corgi. The breeder has kept me posted with pictures but they are in my e-mail at work. I figure since I tell the breeder that she should open an account with us, every time I reply, it qualifies as business. Actually my boss knows my e-mail-less life and has been cool with it so I could keep in touch about the birth. I am so glad to be connected at home again. The computer has now come to dominate my life just like my ATM card did 10 years ago.
Saturday, March 03, 2007
Friday, March 02, 2007
Thursday, March 01, 2007
Grandma is going to have a valve replaced and one bypass. She went in for shortness of breath and extreme fatigue. This was a big flag for her; even though she is 84 she is a very active Senior. She has Diabetes under control as far as we know, and she goes to the Hootenanny and the VFW dances every weekend and dances up a storm. She has outlived her husband of many years and so far has outlived one boyfriend, again, as far as we know. She does not smoke or drink but has a passion for dancing. She is well enough to be at home until the surgery and is taking a positive attitude about everything.
This diagnosis hit me very hard as I lost my mother to heart disease four years ago. She was younger than MIL but had already had 2 small strokes, one she recover from well enough, to go on her travels for another 5 years and the second one which was more difficult to come back from. She was recovering when she had chest pains and never came out of the hospital. I know Grandma has a better prognosis and as DD1 said "She is a tough old bird who will outlive us all!" I laugh and agree, however, I worry and fret all the same, quietly, wondering ........