Sunday, February 6, 2011

We made it through the biggest snow storm that hit Illinois in years!!  The weather reporters have called it all kinds of name from snowpocalypse, snowmaggedon, and shovelmania!!  These are just a few names that we have heard being thrown around here in the Midwest!!

Mike and I move from sunny Savannah when in February things are just starting to wake up and flowers are right around the corner.  Now we have tons of snow everywhere. 

When you try to get to...let's say have to watch for cars at the corners because we have piles of snow that sometimes you cannot see around!!  It can be very dangerous!!  I wonder where all of this snow is going to go one of these days.  There is going to be a lot of WATER!! 

Maybe the snow knew that we had not seen it in a long time and wanted to show us again!!  Course I very much doubt that!! 

We will be moving into the apt in the basement in our daughter's home very soon!!  Mike and our two son-in-laws have been working on it for a long time now...around 6 months in fact.  It is going to be very cute and so new.  Just a few small things are left to do..One major and final thing is the carpet.

Mike knows a man at Lowe's that is coming out tomorrow night and looking to see what we need.  We have bought two remnants.  We need more for the living room.  The carpet guy found out that Mike has his bi-lateral replacement in two weeks so he is going to try to get it in this week!! YES!!  Boy, it will be great to get moved from one bedroom to three rooms of our own!!  I have missed having a home to do in what i want to do. 

Take care and hopefully things are going smoothly and life is treating you well!!


Thought for the day:  May you be overwhelmed with the grace of God rather than the cares of life.

Friday, February 4, 2011

I have been thinking...what if we got together, say here at my house for coffee..What would we do?  I would greet you at the front door with a hug!  I would ask you to come on down to my new apartment.  I would show you around and praise my husband and my two son-in-laws for all the hard work that they have put into our new home. 

Come on into my kitchen, even though it is very small I hope it is really comfy for you.  Coffee or Tea?  Sugar, Cream, okay.  I cannot make anything sweet I am sorry.  Mike has to cut back on sugar!!  I try not to keep any thing that is wonderful around anymore..BOO HOO!! 

Hey how have you been?  Great!!  We have been pretty good...Course Mike is facing a bi-lateral knee surgery in about 2 weeks.  He has been having trouble with both knees for ages now..around 20 years to be exact.  His knees are so bad that he has been walking bo-legged and has lost several inches in his height.  We have found a great doctor here in Bloomington that we are going too.  He operates in Gibson City, Ill. at a smaller hospital.  Sounds like he is going to be in the hospital something like 10 days or so.  We have lots of steps here so that is going to overly hard on him or maybe even a good thing. He is going to have to have a lot of therpy.  Maybe the steps will come in for that part.   He is going to be out of work probably 6 weeks or more.  I feel so badly for him and will be concerned while he is healing but we know this has to be done and it seems that now is the time!!  You know men...this should be a fun time for me too.  Someone today at water aerobics said maybe they will give you a nerve pill..Ha!!  yeap!!   I might need it.  While you are praying for Mike please remember me too..Thanks!! 

Me, well I am still here at our daughter's home as you can see.  We love our new digs!!  I have been going to water aerobics 3 times a week.  I tell you this instructor, wow..can she make you work!!  I have done all kinds of exercises now but this one is the BOMB for sure!!  We start at 9:15 in the morning and are done at 10:00.  I have met some really nice ladies.  I would imagine the ages are from 50 something to probably up in the 80's!!  Sure, but you know that is great that we are all trying to keep ourselves going.  The water sometimes is like a bath tub.  When it is that warm it makes it harder to exercise.  Jane is our workout person.  She has been doing this for 10 years and boy can you tell it.  She is built great and vey toned just like everyone would LOVE to be but are flabby like me...Thanks...but you know flabby is what we sixty year olds seem to just have.  It is fun to talk to the other ladies...some really nice women!!  We have a lot of fun too..yelling and having a great time.  I love it!!  I am SO GLAD that my orthopedist told me it was the best of exercise for my poor knees. 

What about you?  I really have missed you!!  Wish that we could get together more often and just talk.  I miss our conversations and your warm friendship!!  I know we cannot have everything in this life but for me friends are really important in my life. 
Now our time is over and it makes me sad!!  Please come back again!!  I will be here and thrilled to see you!!  Good bye!!

Blessings, Sandy
Thought for the day:  "
I don't feel old. I don't feel anything until noon. Then it's time for my nap. 
- Bob Hope