Friday, September 30, 2011


Prompt #38: Red...My dogs Kong ball. He can toss it clear across a room to knock the milk bones out of it.


Prompt # 37: Music...I stumbled across my sons recorder from elementary school today. I can still play Hot Crossed Buns and Mary Had A Little Lamb. LOL!  I'm pretty sure my dog thought that I was a bit crazy. You should have seen the way he acted when I was playing Hot Crossed Buns.
This photo is grainy but I thought it was a keeper.

5 on Friday...

1. Fall/Autum has arrived, my favorite of all seasons. I love, love, love everything about it! : )
2. My sister and I have plans to attend a few Fall Festivals next month. I cannot wait!
3. I've been wearing contacts for about 3.5 months now. My eye Dr. told me it would take awhile to adjust to them. Its been awhile and my eyes are not adjusting. I have one for close up, its great. The other one is for distance, its just not working for me. I guess I'll be returning for glasses after all.
4. I'm 3 weeks behind on my 52 Photos in 52 Weeks. I hope to catch up this weekend.
5. Do you have a favorite walk around camera lens? You know, one that you just grab and go. I own three lenses, an 18-55 mm/F3.5-5.6 IS, a EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS) and a 50mm 1.8 ( the nifty fifty). I'm not sure any of them are my favorite but I use the 18-55 mm the most, the 55-250 mm the least and I've just started to use the 55 mm. I'd like to get another. Any suggestions?

Have a Happy Weekend,
Love & Hugs,

Monday, September 26, 2011


Prompt #36: Water...An old pump in a small pond at my sisters house.


Prompt #35: Green...A green tomato. Fried green tomatoes anyone?

Sunday, September 25, 2011

(Long Post)...You May Recall...

On my last 5 on Friday post I told you all that my sister and I were going to visit a lavender farm. Well, we didn't quite make it. Early Saturday morning my daughter called and needed some help (although she would not ask because she knew I had plans) making 120 wedding favors for a wedding that evening. She had to come up with something quick and she also had to shop for supplies to make the favors. So my sister and I changed our plans and helped her out. The favors were nice but simple and we completed them in time for the wedding. : )
Later that afternoon when the husband got home from work, we had a drink and decided that we would go out to dinner and stop by our Grandsons football game. Dinner went well and off to the football game we went. As we were walking up to the football field I said to my husband "I don't feel so well. You had better hold onto me." He said "lets go over here and sit down." I said "NO you need to hold onto me right now!" Next thing I know I wake up in an ambulance and am being told that they are taking me to ER at a local hospital. I must have passed out again because I woke up in a hospital bed. They admitted me for a couple of days, did blood work, a CT scan, an Echocardiogram, hooked me up to a heart monitor and gave me lots of potassim chloride and some meds via IV. The Dr. told me that I was dehydrated and that I had a slight UTI. He also said that when you eat all the blood goes to your belly to help with digestion, that combined with dehydration and a UTI created the perfect storm which caused me to pass out. They prescribed some meds for the UTI, told me to stay hydrated, follow up with my family Dr. and sent me home on Monday afternoon. I slept alot on Monday evening and stayed off work on Tuesday to get some much needed rest.
I went back to work on Wednesday not feeling 100% but I made it through the work day. On Thursday morning I ask my husband to drive me to work because I wasn't feeling well. My head was spinning, I had a major headache and I was very nauseated. We were not there long before we were headed back to the ER. My husband was sure that the meds for the UTI was the problem. You see, I do not do well with meds. Once again, blood work, a cocktail of meds, a little more potasium chloride, more meds, and an MRI. They kept me there for awhile, checked the test results, made sure I was feeling better, told me to schedule an appointment with a Neurologist and sent me home. I was so loaded up with meds that I slept until the next day. I dont' think I went to work on Friday but at this moment I can not remember.
On the following Tuesday I had a appointment with my family Dr. I talked to her about a few issues I was having since leaving the hospital and she assured me that said issues were all normal. She looked over all the test that were completed at the hospital and told me that she did not think it was necessary for me to see the Neurologist. This made me very happy as I'm a little lot claustorphobic and was not looking forward to another MRI. She also told me to call her if need be and to pay close attention to my body, which I have been doing.


         Sweet Little Visitors
    I'm pretty sure this stuff makes
              your nails grow.                    

One good thing came from all this. Thanks to the hospital I finally broke my Diet Coke habit. I tried one other time but after a couple of days of terrible headaches from not having the caffeine I gave up. The unit I was on at the hospital only had caffeine free Diet Coke and I guess I had enough meds in me to get me through those terrible headaches. So I've went from drinking 4 or 5 a day to 6 oz once in awhile and some days none at all. It doesn't even taste good to me anymore and I hear that drinking water and OJ is really good for you. : )
One last thing. My dear, sweet husband said kiddingly to me " You could have used all that money you spent on hospital bills for your Australia trip."  Is that mean or what?  : (

Love & Hugs,

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Up and Running...

I've got a bit of catching up to do as things have been a little hectic around here.

Today...We Remember