Thursday, April 28, 2011

Nothing a Chicken Salad and a Glass of Wine Won't Fix

About the tractor photo from yesterday:  

Gary couldn't get the lawnmower out of drive, so he put the brake on when he was up against the tree.  He thought it was out of drive, and he left go of the brake.  It was still in drive, so it climbed up the tree with him on it.  He rolled off (not thinking about turning it off)....  Both hubby and tractor are okay :)

I've been having trouble getting my email and messages on my Android, so I spent half the afternoon at the US Cellular kiosk in the mall.  A very sweet girl by the name of Vanna worked feverishly trying to get me straightened out.  In the end, I asked her if there was a charge and she said "no".  I tried to give her $20 for her trouble, but she wouldn't take it.  I felt badly because she was stuck helping me and had to give up on a commissioned sale and she was SO NICE ABOUT IT.  Don't let anyone tell you that there are no longer any good people in the world.  THERE ARE!!!  

Lindsey called me right after my cell phone was fixed- at 5:45PM.  "Rissie dances at the nursing home at 6:15."  I FORGOT!!!  "Lindsey!" I said, "You have to remind me of these things."  (I have way too much going on these days).  So I put up a closed sign and sped out - en route to the nursing home where Rissie would be dancing.  But first I had to stop at the house and get my camera which I usually always carry in my purse... but not today.  I ran into the house, did a quick 'there she is! there she is!' with Gracie (that's what I chant whenever I come in the house from being away)...  grabbed my camera DEAD BATTERY.  Grabbed my video camera.  DEAD BATTERY.  Gary said, "use my video camera".  BATTERY WEAK - but better than nothing.  Thank goodness for my cell, which was now working - and it takes a pretty good picture.  No time for dinner - Had to run.  
The show was already started...  but I found some nice nursing home residents who allowed me to plop down onto the floor in front of them.  See-  MORE NICE PEOPLE!  


I came home, made a delicious chicken salad and enjoyed it with a glass of wine.  And here I am.

Today's sky was awesome.  I had to take a quick picture (with my phone)  on my way into work this morning.

My heart hurts for those devastated by the recent rash of tornados and storms.  I'm praying for you all.

Dear Diary,

I'm counting the days till the stitches come out and I'll be free to be me!  Until then, find me depressed and hiding in the back room under the bed. Gracie.


  1. You took these pictures with your phone? These are the best cell pictures I've seen. Everything is perfect, great pictures and a super video!! A miracle considering your story!!! She did wonderful!!! She is adorable and so are those little yellow tutus. She looks a bit apprehensive before it started, but then she shines!! And she was paying more sttention to the director than any of the others!!! She didn't miss a move!

  2. That ballet is precious! So special to share these events as she grows!
    I hope Gracie is having a good day and feeling better and better every day.

  3. Oh how precious! It just brings joy to my heart to see the little angels preform. Thank you for such an uplifting post.

  4. That was so cute. She was shy at first but had a big ending. Glad Gracie is feeling better. Have a good weekend and be safe.

  5. Gracie
    I will be happy when your happy and that will be when your stitches come out

  6. what a pretty little ballerina! She reminds me of our dear friend's daughter at that age.... she had pretty brown hair too, a little bit darker shade... she is now dancing with the Phoenix Ballet Company. I think her childhood ballet photos are adorable!

    So glad that Gary is ok! And my heart goes out to Gracie - poo! Poor baby....

  7. Just awesome! Bet the residents loved it! Keep healing Gracie.

  8. That was an adorable dance. I know all the residents loved it and would welcome the entire group back anytime. Your granddaughter is so sweet.

    Gracie, get back to being your normal adorable self real soon.

  9. Bobbi,
    I couldn't help but think if you'd wished the day away, you would have missed beautiful moments. Rissi's dance was lovely and such a cutie-I like the photo of her back to the camera where she has her dad's hand; that is very sweet.
    I do think there are good people in the world; we just need to have our hearts open because we don't expect it as much anymore, but they are is also reinforced with blogging!
    I do hope Gracie brightens up; she looks so unhappy and that makes me sad.
    Prayers to her and to all those affected by the devastation...

  10. God bless the young lady Vanna who helped you. They are rare in today's society.

    Rissie looks like she might be a future Dancing With the Stars winner.

  11. Such a precious video! She is precious and such a blessing.

    Gracie, hoping you are back to normal very soon.

    Love to you all.

  12. You sounds just likes my mum...always furgetting stuffs and bein' all clumsies...hehehe. Her writes notes and then furgets to looks at 'em.
    Rissie looks just beautifuls in her yellow!
    It's awesome watchin' kids do stuffs likes long as they is havin' fun then it's always awesome!

    It'll be overs soon Gracie!


  13. I knew there had to be a good excuse about what happened to the lawn mower...

    Rissie is just too precious!!

  14. What is sweeter then a little pretty girl performing!!!! PRECIOUS !!!
    Poor poor Gracie!!! I hope those stitches come out soon and she can be free to be Gracie!!
    Thanks thanks for your visit!!
    xx, Bambi & Fern

  15. I am very glad to know that your husband was not hurt in that (funny!) accident. Sorry to say that it was funny, but when I saw those pictures, I had to laugh. Boys get in trouble all the time, don't they?

    The little princess in yellow is adorable!

    And Gracie, sweetie, prety soon these itchy stiches will be out and you will feel soo good!

  16. Oh Bobbi...I just love the colour of Rissie's tutu...gorgeous shade of "Queen Elizabeth's yellow outfit"...there's just something about yellow that just makes you feel so good inside.
    Give Gracie a snuggle hug for me!
    and for Pete's sake tell hubby to stay horizontal while know what I mean.wink wink
    Perfect weekend coming for you~~~~~~Cheers!

  17. I ditto the above! I better!

  18. I watched the video. She is adorable and cute. It is obvious you enjoy being with her.

  19. Yes, I believe too, that there are still a lot of good people out there. We've ran into a few this week ourselves. So glad that you made it to Marissa's dance and that you were able to capture it on your phone. She is absolutely beautiful!

    Hang in there Gracie!


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