About Momma

Now 84-years-old on February 22 and I'm still on the right side of the grass.. Mother of two sons and one daughter (Bloggers SEB and Cindyisms are two of them). I'm Grandmother of three. I have lived with my daughter for almost three years now and she hasn't kicked me out yet. I stay active with household chores,and feeding my zoo. (3 cats, 1 dog, and 2 birds.) Retired after 29 years+ at Michigan Bell Telephone and ten+ years with The Oakland Press. I was active with the telephone company union and a Dale Carnegie graduate. I work at crocheting, knitting, making ornaments, and other projects. I do a little canning. I trained with the Michigan Bell Clown troupe and then I was a clown doing parades, parties, and picnics for about 15 years. My other passions are music from the 50s through the 80s, reading, birds, flowers, my pets, big cats, and of course blogging!

Hey It Is Summer and Time To Decorate.

The first Day Of Summer.

The first things In the Fairy Garden

Also in The Fairy garden

I added this today after Amanda and Cindy cleaned out the weeds.

This was added to the front door.

This now hangs on the porch door.

Cindy found the Butterfly bush in the front yard and trimmed away all the old stuff so you will soon see the improved spot.

The flower gardens have had the weeds removed thanks to Cindy and Amanda all around the house.  Cindy’s Snap Dragons are about to bloom.

It as a lovely day to be outside today.  It made working out there almost pleasant. Of course this old lady had to be careful and not fall face first in the grass.

Well It is after 7:30 pm and I have some Chicken Noodle soup to eat ( with or with out the new bottom teeth).  Well I’ll visit again.  Also a late Happy Birthday to my Dear friend Pamela Jane.

 

 

New Plants

Cindy and I picked out flowers yesterday.

These went into the big pot on the back porch.

These are on the 3 hook pole in the front yard.

Snap dragons waiting to go in the ground .

The Butterfly Bush to go in the front yard in the left hand corer to replace the one that died.

]Hopefully Chris will plant it for us.

David fixed the seed pole for the birds in the back yard

David created the base to add the pole to.

He built the base to catch the seeds that the birds spill.  Cindy added the Humming Bird hanger to it.

Cindy took me over to storage yesterday to get my walker.  The therapist wants me to use it until my balance improves.]

I was told to use the walker until the balance has improved.

I think it is time to take Honey out to run a bit so I’ll say I’m out of here for now.  Have a great rest of the day.

 

 

It is June!

Finish   Lord Of Shadows by Cassandra Clare on 6-1-19 .  Picked up The Forbidden Door by Dean Koontz at part 2 chapter 8.  I’m working on that one now.  I finished June Reader’s Digest large print and a Fill It In Puzzle Book.  I carry V.C. Andrew’s House Of Secrets In my purse when I’m away from the house.  It helps pass the time when I have to wait on an appointment,

I have two more appointments with my DDS then I will have my lower denture,  Hey it is coming together for me.

I fell again last Saturday and David and John had to pick my clumsy ass off the floor.  Scraped my forehead again that time.  I’ll be  in physical therapy to fix my sense of balance.

I hope to have the hearing aid for my right ear in a couple of days and I know that will help. Man I’ll tell you getting old is only golden to the folks you have to pay to survive.

I got some bug bites the other day when I was out in the swing so I bought some cream and a can of Off because I can’t sit inside all day. That was another Urgent care visit .

Now Honey has her  parasite flare up again so more medication for that.  Of course If she didn’t chew on bush branches she would be fine,

My Bleeding Hearts in the front garden are filling the spot up.  I ‘ll get a picture of that next.

Got to go my appointment is here  Have a great Day.

Dog And Codger

Honey thought her dog needed a drink of water.

My Honey sometimes makes me wonder about how smart she is.

She really cleans up pretty doesn’t she. 

She visits with the little brown dog next door.

Since she learned she can slip out under the gate her roaming days are over.

Cindy has bought some plastic coated wire to hang to hang up so Honey will be able to run the yard.

I visited my new doctor today as a follow up from my hospital stay.  She seems very nice. She said I was doing quite well.

Tomorrow David is driving me to Hilltop Dental for a fitting of my lower denture. What a great thought –soon no more gumming  every thing soon.

The bridge of my nose is finally starting to heal after my fall.  I will be starting physical therapy to improve my balance.

Life can get very complicated real quick can’t it.

I really hope life is going well for you.

 

 

 

Memorial Day

Tomorrow is  Memorial Day.  In past life it meant I didn’t work or did that day depending on how many people with more time on the job wanted off.  Now that doesn’t matter any more.  Memorial Day is a reminder of those who gave their lives to keep us free.  It is also a time to remember those who are no longer with us.  A little feeling of tears shed internally for loved ones that have past on.

As I sit here I remember the father of my children who past almost 46 years ago.  I also remember the man who took over the job of helping raise those children. My youngest was 2 years old when I married Jay.  He stepped in and helped raise my 3 children.  But he has past also.

So memorial Day means many things to me.  Not just a holiday but a reminder of the people in my life that made me whole.

I have people that have been my friends for over 50 years.  I have lost my brothers and am the only one left in that generation.  I have 3 children who are still a part of my life for which I am thankful.

So take time to remember,  to count your blessing, and tell those who are important to you how much they mean to you.

 

The Truth Be Told

After a busy morning preparing for Bunco Saturday night, cleaning cat boxes, feeding the zoo, and other morning chores I decided to take Honey for a walk.  We walked a block and on the way I fell.  I like to say I kissed the sidewalk but actually I was preparing to step down in the street across from the house and down I went face first.  A man in a truck stopped and help me stand.  The was blood all over but all I could think of was where was Honey my dog.

This was my face when the man from a truck picked me up.

A ll could say was where was Honey.  He assured me she was in the yard .  She had crossed the street, slipped in under the gate and was waiting for me.  A neighbor from the corner came down and walked me across the street into my yard and the man who had picked up then left. I walked into the house, woked David and started wiping the blood.  David wanted to take me to the doctor but I had him try to reach Cindy by phone.  She was in a meeting and been told to turn her phone off.  So I sat and dabbed my face.  David stayed right by me and tried to reach Cindy again.  I don’t know if he finally got her or if she called in then came home.

After looking me over she decided we would go the the hospital so we did.  To make a long story short I was finally admitted. This started with a round of tests which determined my butt was staying over for observation. (they were afraid I may have suffered a stoke or something.)

I was finally released yesterday afternoon when it was decided I have a great heart and the damaged was a fractured bone in my nose.  So here I sit this morning after a good night’s sleep, after a shower last night, and Cindy having put Neosporin on my abrasions  last night and this morning before she left for work, shaking her finger at me saying do nothing but rest.  I will probably sit in my room and read because to me that is resting.

Today I look like Bozo the clown or having been street mugged..

 

How much reading I’ll do depends on if I need my glasses or not .  But as they say I will cross that bridge( a pun son) when I come to it!

Have a great day and step carefully and lightly not like me.

 

 

 

Mother’s Day

A happy Mother’s Day to all. Your children may be human, have feathers, scales or fur it doesn’t matter.  The only thing that counts is that to you they are your children.

Cindy and David took me to see Pom on the 10th.  It starred Diane Keaton and was very good movie.  If you haven’t seen it yet try to go because you will like it.

My Mother’s Day was celebrated yesterday.

This was my cake and it was wonderful.,

My daughter-in-law Anne

My son Les

My daughter Cindy and David had dinner with me.

Cindy made the dinner and it was very tasty.  That was my Mother’s Day gift.

Anne and Les brought me this.

A bird house with flowers  and plants.

Right now it is on top of one of the book shelves so the animals won’t try to eat it.  As soon as it is warm enough it will go outside in one of the gardens.

In another 16 days I will see my DDS for an impression of my lower gum.  It has been quite an adventure finding things I could eat.  Chew no– gum yes.  But a denture is in my future.  As I said before the object was to remove any infection that the teeth might cause and protect my health.

Another adventure was to see my Ear doctor because one of my hearing aids was damaged.  I now have monthly payments to pay off  $2200.  By golly I will be more careful about how I treat  the things I need to enjoy life.  I must say getting old can be I bi### but it beats the other alternative all to he##.

Honey went in for a bath, nails trimmed , and to smell pretty the other day.

She can be a real pain sometimes but you can’t help but love her.

I guess that is it for now.  Do the things you love to do.  Go where you want to go. and tell those who are important to you that you love them.

 

Inside & Out

When my tv acted up two days ago a lot of eyes were trying to fix it.

Every one wanted to help.

I received my statement for Honey today so now I can start paying that off. It makes it a little easier planning the money when you know what you have to have.  Until you have the information you worry about the outcome.  Now I feel better.

Another 23 days of gumming every thing then the impressions will be taken. Soon I’ll be I’ll be talking funny but enjoying more substantial  meals,  Right now graham crackers softened with abit of coffee is heaven.

Cindy worked on decorating the bathroom yesterday.

The bathroom shelf

What is on the mirror.

First of several

Number 2

number 3

the center of the mirror

More mirror

Cindy did a beautiful job on this..

The lights on the back porch.

The nest is above the back porch light.

That is why we have those lights in the picture above this.   Cindy said we didn’t want to fry the baby birds.

It is 69 degrees outside with a light wind and light rain.

I have some paper work to catch up on so I’ll close for now.  Have a great day.

 

Day 4 of May

Deep grass is gone.

Chris was in today and mowed.

Honey couldn’t get over not have to jump up to get around.

The yard looks great

back yard right side

the side towards the front.

Every thing is trimmed and lovely,  Thank you Chris and helper.

Cindy has decorated the inside yesterday so I’ll get pictures of that next.

Think I’m supposed to go someplace so I’ll close for now.

 

 

The Latest

Nails today

Mahogany my most favorite color.

Outside today

Tulips still blooming near the living room window.

Checking the other garden in front  it is this.

Bleeding heart picture 1.

picture 2

Swept the bedroom today picking up all Honey’s toys.  Took her outside for a bit and now she is back in trying to mess up the room again.

I got a birthday card in the mailbox for Jasmine but sorry it is 1 day late already.

Still gumming my food but not starving to death.  Have that dds appointment soon.

Have a great day .  I’ll visit later!