Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Great Weekend!

Shelly, Devin and Trella visited this past weekend.  We had a blast, but this ole Granny is WORE OUT!  Here's just a couple of pics of good times!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Red Lawn Furniture

I just had to show it here!  I LOVE it! And it makes the backyard look so HAPPY!

And look how nice the patio looks!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

What a Beautiful Weekend!

First, that nerve my foot doc hit is giving me fits!  At least it doesn't hurt, just some weird electrical shocking feeling when I move my foot a certain way... crazy.

Yesterday was a great day!  Judy was feeling better and we spent the morning outside.  I took down a 12 ft redbud tree with a handsaw!  And we trimmed up some other trees and put down weed killer on the patio and gazebo areas.  Then, we were off shopping for a bit.  We were both worn out by 1pm, so we came home and napped! 

Today, I've already been out to the backyard and I have 3 of the 4 lawn chairs spray painted (a gorgeous red!) as well as the table.  Ran out of paint, but just got back from getting more!  Gonna go get those done before the heat chases me back inside.  When that happens, I hope to get some work done in the house. 

Geez, it truly feels like its never done! 

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Stupid Foot

I had my last follow up appointment with the foot doc Tuesday and he get me the last of the series on injections in my calf (and solius, whatever THAT is!).  Well this time was fun...NOT!  On the last of the shots, he hit a shot straight down to my heel and felt like a lightening bolt shot out my foot!  It wasn't really bad, it just shouldn't have done that since it was NUMB!  He immediately started adding additional numbing meds and told me it would be angry when it woke up and to keep it up and iced off and on for 24 hours.  Boy, was he right... it was MAD!  It woke up before I went to bed and I slept fine, however, when I got up, it was so sore!  But before long, it started feeling better and I realized I could actually go UP steps!  I need to take it slow because I don't want to get it all worked up again, but it's good to know its working!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Croppin for Joplin and Update on my Sister

I was up and on the go early Friday morning hauling stuff to Republic to set up for Croppin for Joplin!  When I got up, I was so glad I took the time Thursday night to go through stuff and pack the car so all I had to do Friday morning was get up and go!  Well, I got there by about 9 and in no time, the "team" started showing up.  We had that room ready to go by about 11am.  It was amazing... NO, what was amazing was what was to come!

I had to leave about 3 to head to Judy's doctor's appointment.  That went well... we found out what she doesn't have... cancer.  Such a relief, but they really don't know what it actually is.  A few more tests should help, but they may not.  He actually said they may never know.  We all just want her to feel better.

After the appointment, it was back to Republic for me!  When I got there, several ladies had arrived and it was time to "get the party started".  We had an awesome dinner and people were slowing getting there.  I was so tired that I left about 10pm.  Got back about 7 Saturday morning to a really thin crowd!  I do love those mornings at crops and retreats.  There aren't many people there, it's peaceful and those who are there are usually half asleep and quiet!  But, it doesn't take long to get the crowd building and the noise rising!  We gave away a ton of prizes and Debbie Goosey won the grand prize and was thrilled!

The Silent Auction went very well... all in all, we raised right at $5,000!  Isn't that amazing!

Then, yesterday, I vegged out ALL day!  I mowed in the morning but the rest of the day was pretty wasted and it was awesome!  Oh, I did get my car unloaded!  Wow!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

June 8th

Well, it's been a busy week, but it's nice to have the conference behind me.  Such a relief to be done, now on to re-capping and paying the bills and then, starting on next year!!!

But first, Friday is the first day of our 30 hour Croppin for Joplin Fundraising Crop.  I think we have all the details worked out.  We just keep getting more and more silent auction items and I can't wait to see how that all works out!  It's going to be AWESOME! I hope we can raise a ton of money.  This past Sunday, Judy and I drove to Joplin and (maybe I already blogged this, I've already forgotten!) it was beyond words.  I'm not sure I will ever forget it.  And it will take them a very long time to recover and rebuild.

Judy had her CT guided needle biopsy yesterday and we are hoping to hear some news Friday.  We are going to meet with the doctor and get his diagnosis and direction.  I just want them to make her feel better.  And for her to stop losing weight and start eating again and not be so tired.  I really don't think that is all that much to ask.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Conference was a Success!

Our 2011 16th Annual Training Conference is now in the history books.  We had a great turnout and it was another success.  I can hardly believe we have done 16 of these things.  They just keep getting bigger and better every year.  It was SO hot at this golf course Saturday, but we made it through!

In the middle of all of that, Judy was going through more tests.  I just wish she could get some answers.  Hopefully today will be an answer day.  However, she does have one more test tomorrow (one more that we know of).  Then, maybe they will figure this out and get her on the road to healing.

She and I drove down to Joplin yesterday.  That is indescribable.  There are truly no words for the devastation that has happened there.  I know there are pictures that TRY to show it, but pictures cannot show the depth of damage.  It was sureal and I have to say that I was saddened and disturbed by it by the time I got home.

Well, this week will be busy as well.  Croppin for Joplin will begin Friday night.  We sure hope to raise a lot of money for Convoy of Hope to benefit the Tornado Victims.