The quieter you become the more you can hear ~ Ram Dass

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Relay, interrupted

Yesterday, I went to the relay for the Survivor's Walk. We got there, got our T-shirts and then met with our friend that was on a team. They just started the speeches before the walk and A called, saying Mom called. Ron was in the shower so he didn't answer the phone. I finally got a hold of Mom and she wasn't feeling well. I called my brother and he was already going over there. My friend who I went with took me home and Ron and I left to go to her house. Before we got there, my brother called to say the ambulance was already there. We decided to meet them at the hospital.

I guess she was having trouble breathing. Who wouldn't. She doesn't want any windows open because she's always cold. She just has the front screen door. With the temps at 90 degrees and the humidity so awful the last few days, we think it just took it's toll on her. The hospital did all kinds of tests and couldn't find anything wrong. Her oxygen levels and breathing were good by then but she was retaining water. We already knew that and she started taking water pills earlier in the week for it. We decided if she wasn't going to be admitted, we would bring her here because of the air conditioning. The doctor talked to her family doctor and they released her. They just figure the heat got to her. My brother had been over there yesterday morning. I had talked to her about 4:00 and she was fine - by 6:00 she wasn't. My brother has an old air conditioner that we are going to put in for her.

Luckily, after we had gotten to the hospital, Ron decided to go get the dog and her stuff and take it to our house because he knew we would be there for a while. It was a good thing too. She got to the ER about 7:00 and we never got out of there until close to 11:30.

Today, she seems well. I'll keep you updated. At least I got my T-shirt from the relay. I didn't really get a chance to take pictures. Oh well!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Check another one off

Today was our usual day to go to Mom's. Earlier in the week, Ron and I decided we were finally going to get to Mom's junk room. Why I picked a day that was going to be 90 degrees and humid, I'll never know but I did. It took us most of the morning and early afternoon but we got it all done. Now, we can go in there and get cleaning supplies and other things without having to go through an obstacle course. We threw a few things out and there is still some junk in there - but at least it's organized junk now LOL.

Sunday, July 13, 2008


We got 3 cucumbers from our garden yesterday. Ron planted several kind. These are pickling cucumbers about 4" long. We had them for supper last night. You forget how good fresh vegetables are until you eat them from the garden.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Garden happenings

Ron picked our first green beans today. We had them for supper. They were delicious.

We also have a few cucumbers. They are about the size of small sweet pickles.

The tomatoes are coming along nicely as well. I can hardly wait until they are ready to be picked.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Darn, I missed it

A little while ago, I happened to look out the front. Ron was out there and there was a mamma deer and a baby deer right across the street from our house. It was a stare down between the deer and Ron. I was so excited I opened the door. Then I ran for the camera and then they were gone. I missed the picture;-( This is the second time in a couple of weeks, I've seen deer walking down our street. It's always so exciting. One time we had a deer that jumped over our fence into our yard and then jumped over our back fence. I guess I'm going to have to keep the camera out and be ready next time.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Independence Day

Happy 4th of July. I hope it's a good one.