Wednesday, August 27, 2008


It's been a busy several days here. I've been trying to catch up on my paperwork, bills and family miscellanea. Abby seems immune to any action going on around her as shown here.

The past three days, we have had Fay come through giving us much needed rain. Only problem is that the painters have yet to come back and seal and caulk the trim work that was replaced last week due to the carpenter ants. We haven't had rain all summer and Mother Nature picks now to give us a good three days worth of soaking. Go figure. As much as I hated all the new wood getting wet, I sure did enjoy the beautiful clouds and a little cooler temperatures.

Yesterday was mom's day. She had a doctor's appointment in the afternoon, so I thought I would take her out and get her hair cut. Before doing so, I asked her if she wanted to go out and get breakfast. I don't think she understood because once we got to Cracker Barrel, she was madder than a hornet. Even so, I ordered her one pancake to eat. And, of course, once she started eating, she was fine.

Afterwards, I took her to get her hair cut. She enjoyed that. While mom was getting her hair cut, I ran next door to one of my favorite little shops. They had these precious little bee earrings that I had to have.

At the cash register, I spied the cutest little cupcakes under glass. I thought they were for display and found out they were real! When I asked about them, where to get them and such, they put them on a little plate and told me to take them home. I am always in awe of the kindness here in Middle Tennessee and the small-town feel. It's times like this that remind me how lucky we are to be raising our children here.

I've already sampled one and they are to die for! The icing is a true butter cream and the vanilla flavor is as good as home made. You know I'll be looking into getting more from The Pink Cupcake!

When mom was finished having her hair cut, we returned home and I gave her a nice long shower. We even took her bed clothes off and washed them. She seemed excited about that too. Then we were off to the city to see her doctor. She is down six pounds, down to 101 pounds. The doctor is checking her Synthroid to see if she is on the right amount. If she is hyperactive, that would explain the weight loss. She's such a little thing and doesn't need to lose any more weight. No, me on the other hand . . . . I wish I would have inherited her genes. But noooooo, I had to get my father's side of the family, short and round--little butterballs. Oh well. Other than that, the doc says she looks good. Blood pressure perfect, heart sounded good. etc. So we were quite pleased with the visit other than her weight loss.

We're heading down to Riverside on Friday. While we were spared by Fay, it seems Gustav may be wreaking havoc in our neck of the woods. Fingers' crossed he doesn't. We are in the middle of trying to find out if we need to cover our windows at this stage. Apparently, they will be evacuating the area by Saturday or Sunday. Our little bungalow is where the green flag is on this tracking photo. At least, we are inland from the Gulf of Mexico and Mobile Bay. I don't know how much that will help though if Gustav heads straight for us. I'm hoping our government learned a little from Katrina and is helping folks evacuate if need be. This storm brings back horrendous memories of how our current administration has dropped the ball in so many ways. Is everyone ready for a CHANGE??? I certainly hope so.

Ok, off soapbox. Gonna run.

PS The teenager called me from college yesterday afternoon to talk. I had vowed not to call him anymore after our last conversation last Thursday where he proceeded to get me all roused up (as if he were still at home). I told him yesterday that when he wanted to talk, for him to call me. This way, I would know he was in a good mood and we could carry on a respectable conversation. I'll keep ya posted on how often that is! ha. It's all good.


Peggy said...

Hope the hurricane doesn't hit beautiful Riverside. Have a nice weekend and stay safe. I do my daughter the same way and she is married! She gets in a snip and I don't have to listen to it so don't call. Just wait for her to call. LOL

Jeanie said...

Oh, boy -- first of all, I will be thinking good vibrations that the hurricane doesn't come your way -- just a shower, please. That's pretty scary -- we all have Katrina memories even if we weren't directly touched.

What a special day with your mom. You'll always remember these special sweet times. That's so nice.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

I hope that the hurricane will not come your way!

I love those earring and those gorgeous cupcakes!



Corey Moortgat said...

I see you got some nice side effects from Fay, too! Hopefully, Gustav will be nice to you-fingers crossed!

You said I needed a girl- you are so right! It just kills me to think that I may never have someone to share my passion for all my craftiness, etc. In my wildest dreams, I never would have expected to have had boys instead of girls! I just better get it right next time-ha ha!!

Janet said...

I sure hope Gustav doesn't come visit you! Be safe if you go down there.

Love those bee earrings! And those little cupcakes look delish. Sounds like you and your mom had a good day even if she was unhappy at the beginning.

Beth said...

Love the Bee earrings and you Mom looks great even if she was a little ticked. Ya'll get out of there if Gustav heads your way. They are talking about evacuation New Orleans now, I sure hope they do because it may be worse than ever.
Talk to you next week Girlie!

Artsy said...

Yummy cupcakes! Keep away from Gustav! And I agree...we can only hope if it does hit hard that folks will have a more responsible mayor than poor NOLA did. He ignored the warnings repeatedly and was ill prepared for Mother Nature's furry and let people down. Then he blamed everyone else. (shaking head!)

Do take care. Sure you want to go?

Saucy said...

Looks like you and your Mom had a busy day. Love those little cupcakes, and the earrings too!

Your mom was mad as a hornet and you found little hornets for your ears!

Linda said...

That storm looks scary. I hope your place is spared. Loved those cupcakes-how pretty.



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