A parent gave me 2 dozen roses, 2 teachers got me this incredible plant, my counselors and team at English Landing got me a blanket with Bear on it, the RV sign, Wild Turkey, and a gift card to Cascone’s and Spin Pizza and my counselor and Team from Renner got the key change with 22 years and thanks for helping kids. My principal got me a photo display. Both teams bought me lunch! Oh- Tommy and Maddox came to have lunch too! Tomorrow night Linda, Ed & Jan are going to dinner at Cascone’s to celebrate the official start of retirement!
Linda & I went camping for a few days- she needs foot surgery (plate put in left foot) and I had a colonoscopy- we decided to go chill. Very relaxing- some fireworks and her brother won a YETI cooler which he gave Linda for her birthday! I read 2 books in 3 days- in the past 3 weeks I have read 5 books! We are home now catching up on house chores- still very hot here.
I read the first book awhile back- it is a series with the same main characters- I enjoyed them if anyone is looking for books to read.
Silvie is growing and learning- learned to shake hands and loves her Story time!
Silvia’s new obsession-BOWS!
Kelly got 1st place Mid-Season Championship for Saturday night Mod Lite Hurricanes!
Nina won another beauty pageant- beautiful little girl! (Though we don’t need a pageant to tell us that).
Looks like Nina is getting lots of loving this weekend- Sarah is home!!!
5 years ago this little fellow was born and I am so blessed he is in my life- Happy Birthday Bear- your mama’s love you!
Beautiful weather so we hit the road to the river. Kris…we finally made S’more’s!
Brutis lost 23 pounds and much clean up on the banks.
Love is in the air…
Silvie is sweet and cute as ever… (I think I see some hair!)
Mom & Dad left this morning and arrived safely in Matthews, N.C. They will be there a few days and then headed for their winter retreat at the condo!
Kris is having her surgery tomorrow- Prayers are always nice (as well as a card, might not be able to talk much). Mom & Dad are there to help with recovery.
Surgery went well- got to go home the same day. Half the thyroid and two nodules removed, biopsied and all is well. Today a little sore and swollen but being well taken care of.
Linda went back to the doctor Friday- it’s official- she is done working! We may be poor but we are happy!
One our walks we take pictures- caught this one just right…
What’s up with you?
Linda went to her doctor on Friday (weekly checks) and he informed her he would not release her to go back to work-ever! Her job is too demanding for her leg to be ok and she needed to reconsider her future. She filed for disability (upon doctors request). Takes 4-6 months- we need to find health care and watch the budget till she gets approved (only 1 paycheck). This will take some getting use to for her but I think it is great!
Big snowflakes in Kansas City today (very pretty to look at)- Bear loves the snow- his people- not so much!
Bear had a tumor removed from between his eyes today. He has 3 stitches but it was benign and he is doing well (Thank you God)
Ready for the hospital…tomorrow we have to be at the hospital at 9:00 and her surgery is at 11:30. Doctors debating on how to put her under (nerve block or intubation). Short surgery, block means over night stay but she did well the last time with it…wait and see she may choose to come home. Bear will stay with Ed & Jan and I will stay if she does. She should be home Wednesday. I will call mom with and update. PRAYERS, please!
Update: Didn’t go in till 1:00 p.m. but we were home by 6:00 p.m. Successful surgery- knee appliance is ok (not loose, breaking a part) lots of fluid on the knee which causes pain- drained, all around the cavity is cleaned and they did a Zplaste- lengthen some muscle inside the knee. They cut the muscle so this is what is causing her pain. They have her on two different drugs. Last time she had a Nerve Block so came home with no pain, this time they did general anesthesia – allowed her to come home the same day buy lots more pain. We have made lots of good food and plan to watch many Christmas movies!
Bear taken care of his Mama 2
Birthday dinner at Cascade’s (Linda had to work so we brought dinner to her at the hospital), second night dinner at home, Plaza lights and lights at the National plus my birthday gifts.
Home made dinner- homemade pasta- little fail- clogged machine so used some pasta from Italy- 3 pasta & 3 sauces.
Mimosa’s, Poinsettia, fruit roll ups, making pasta…Yum Yum!
Trying the homemade noodles!
This was definitely a weekend to cheer about!~
We were going to winterize the camper but decided to wait and see if we might be able to squeeze in a couple more trips.
There was an incredible fog when we woke this morning. We also saw our first barge on the Missouri River.
This trip we brought Muffie (we are babysitting).