Saturday, August 31, 2013

Bank Robber


So I'm talking on Facebook to my sister the other day (she lives in PA) and she says, "So I hear another bank was robbed in your neighborhood"

I say, "When?"

She says, "Today"

So I Google it and sure enough, just a few blocks from where we live, and just a couple of hours earlier.  

Yikes!  

As far as I know, they have not caught the guy yet.  

... Pretty bad when your out-of-town sister has to let you know what's happening in your neighborhood.  


Sunday, August 25, 2013

Breakthrough... Maybe...

I have had 2 entire days where I have felt somewhat normal!  I do believe breakthrough has come ~ finally!!  I'm crossing my fingers and praying that I am on the mend for real!

Thank you all so-so-so much for the prayers!   I really appreciate you and your kind words and thoughts for me...

James 5:16  Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.


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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Goodbye Garden... Hello Pool


We decided to get rid of our garden....


And replace it with a pool!


Makes more sense, right?


Don't worry.  The little ones won't be able to climb up with the ladder cover on.


But they sure are interested.


I see a Labor Day picnic / pool party in our near future.



Dear Diary,

News could not be better.  The back yard clothes line that I used to be tied to when I'd go outside... the one that I was scared of because of the awful noise every time I tried to run...   Is gone!  I now run free...  yipppee.   Trouble is, I can't see what's going on outside of my back yard for all the big white walls that surround it.   But.  I can still sniff.  And pee in private.  And run...  freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.  Gracie.



Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Hanging On


Last month around this time I kept my baby grandson Jasper for the first time.  He is 8 months old.  Jasper screamed at the top of his lungs for over 2 hours.  I felt helpless.  I had a horrible vertigo attack while trying to console him...  then I texted his parents and asked them to please come home.  

Since that night, I have been suffering from ...  something...  I'm not sure what.  I've been dizzy or off balance almost every day.  I've been to the Med Express 3 times.  Anxiety - yep, that too.  Tired.  Lightheaded.  Headaches off and on.  Pressure in my head.   I can't seem to shake it and I don't know exactly what it is that has taken hold of me.  

I have had a few 'good' days...  but then I go back to dizzy again.  My head feels like it is swimming sometimes.  I'm starting to think that I will never gain my balance again.  I thought it was allergies, so I purchased a room purifier (not izon) with heppa filter.  After the first night using it, I felt worse.  

*sigh*

So my summer has been me...  Just hanging on.... LITERALLY!



I am thankful though, that I was well enough to make the trip with Gary to PA for his class reunion a couple weekends ago  and to NJ to visit our newest grand angel, Greyson.  



Gary with his first grand baby on his side....

 How is Gracie you ask?  

Well, when she's not wrestling with her alligator, 
she's sleeping on it.


I hope YOU are enjoying your summer!

I'm Writing

I'm writing again!  It frees my soul from bottled up thoughts and memories.  This book will be titled GROWING OLD WITH GRACIE.  Every ...