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Where does time go???

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That title could mean a lot of different things - the length between my blog posts for one.

However, that is not what I am talking about today.
I'm talking about my grand babies.....
It was just the day before yesterday that Lorelai was born....

And wasn't it just yesterday when Adalyn was born???

So, how did time fly by so quickly that Lorelai started Kindergarten last week???


She was so excited - can you tell????



Sitting at her table.

Let's back up a little and start with my trip down to Lakeland.

I left to go down to my daughter's on Monday afternoon.  Since it is only a four hour trip I didn't want to get there too early since everyone would be at work.  Even leaving around 1 o'clock, I was there before anyone got home.  But it wasn't long before my girls came in to give me some hugs and kisses.

Tuesday was Orientation at Lorelai's school - and we finally met her teacher.
While my daughter filled out some of the paperwork, Lorelai had a color
sheet that her tea…

Better Pictures of the Yard

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Last week I posted some pictures of the work that we have done in the front yard, but they were not the same perspective of the "Before" pictures.  So, yesterday, between rain storms I went out and took pictures again but at the "Before" perspective and I thought I would post them for you.
So, lets try this again.  Here are the pictures of the yard when we first moved into the house.





Here are the pictures I took yesterday.





The cart above is filled with grass that we are plugging into the yard.  
Hopefully, the plugged grass will fill in all these blank spaces.

So, there you have it. I think there is quite a bit of change. How about you??

Till next time......
Carol

July Recap

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The month of July was a busy one, as you can probably tell from the lack of posts!  Ha!
On the 3rd Mom had fasting labs at the clinic and I had a doctor's appointment at 3:15.  I was put on another round of antibiotics - but a much stronger one and I could only take it for five days.  I had a follow up appointment on the 25th and if the infection is not cleared up then I am off to an urologist.
On the 4th we had some of our neighbors over for a cookout.  I am such a bad blogger lately I didn't take any pictures.  We had hamburgers, hot dogs, cole slaw, potato salad, sliced tomatoes, homemade pickles, and all the fixin's for the burgers and dogs.  Oh, and I fixed a peach cobbler for dessert with some vanilla bean ice cream.  It was a fun evening.  (I really need to start taking pictures again!)
We got everything handled with the attorney on Wednesday the 5th - just have to go back and sign the paperwork after he gets it all done.  
Mom had her doctor's appointment on the 6t…

Getting better every day

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So, what has been happening around here for the last week?  Well, last Monday Dan had fasting labs.  Tuesday we went over to Lake City to a new produce market we were told about and then a quick stop at WalMart to pick up a few groceries. Wednesday I volunteered at the shop.  Thursday was Dan's doctor's appointment here in the Village.  It went very well and while his potassium level is on the high end of normal all his other blood work was good.  He will have another blood draw in four weeks to make sure he is staying at a healthy level.

Thursday afternoon we headed up to Sam's in Valdosta to pick up a few things for the cook out on the 4th and went by Hobby Lobby to get a shelf for the back porch.  There was this spot on the porch that "needed" a little something.  We also stopped for gas since it costs about forty cents cheaper in Georgia.
Friday I did laundry before working a little in the back yard.  I also worked in my head on how to arrange the new shelves o…

Better than I was, Not where I need to be

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I guess by the title you can tell that things are still not back to normal, whatever that is.  I do feel better than I did a couple of weeks ago but I am still having some issues, lower back pain for one thing, so I have another doctor's appointment on Monday.  I might need another round of antibiotics or something.  We shall see what she says.
I continue to be amazed at Dan's progress.  He just seems to be going right along and sometimes I have to remind him NOT to use his left arm so much.  He is not suppose to lift it above his head or use it to pick up stuff that weighs more than a gallon of milk.  Sometimes he forgets, but he is really doing well.  We see his Primary Care doctor this Thursday and we shall see what she says.  He doesn't go back to the cardiologist until the 21st of July.
Last week I took it pretty easy - took me two days to get the house completely clean (from the ceiling to the floors) and get the laundry done.  Then Dan and I did a little work in the y…

So much for plans!

Well, so much for plans!
On my last post I talked about going down to Lakeland this week and keeping the girls, going to the beach, having fun.... Well, that's not happening.

You see, I had been ignoring some health symptoms for quite a while thinking that either they would just go away, or that "what ever IT was would run it's course, and go away". I knew that we were having some issues with my blood pressure, which we still haven't got fixed, but that's for another day.  But the current issues ... well, they didn't go away.

I should have known that things were coming to a head on Friday when I didn't want to eat.  And they on Saturday when my back was really hurting - but I kept making excuses.  I wasn't hungry because I was worried about Dan - my back hurt because of the recliner I had to sleep on.  Anyway, following my usual pattern of ignoring Sunday was a quiet day at home thinking about everything that needed to be done before leaving on Friday…

Changes, changes, changes

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Well, as the title says there have been some changes around here.

On my last post I left you talking about Memorial Day.  We did have friends over for a very nice dinner.  I had not decided what to have for dessert, but Dan thought that some homemade Orange Ice Cream would be nice - so we got the ice cream churn down (that we haven't used in about  5 or 6 years), got all the ingredients in the churn, turn it on ----- nothing!  It won't work.  Well, about that time our friends show up and see the problem - they run home and get their churn and we still have ice cream.  (It's really more like a sherbet than ice cream, but it's still good!)
Wednesday was another quiet day of volunteering and Thursday was the Executive Committee meeting. 
Friday morning we had breakfast at another neighbor's house - the last get together before fall.  A lot of the neighbors on our street leave for the summer and go up north - in fact some had already left - but we had a nice little group…