I Found It

Scan-4YES!!!!  This is the scanned picture Anika drew of Max!  I’m so excited and so up in the air about this.  Isn’t that girl an undiscovered talented artist?  And gorgeous to boot.family-355 That’s Anika on the left of an Andrew sandwich, with Laurie, Anika’s twin brother, and Ethan in the back.  They are all a couple of years older now, but really a group of good looking kids.  Now I’m wondering which one is going to the UK vs Louisville game with their dad tonight.

Bill HAS to attend the games, because of his job at UK.  Doesn’t that make you want to cry him a river?  My older brother, Tony, used to have to do that job, and after a few years of it I think he got tired of going, but Bill takes one of the kids with him each time he has to go to a game.  We asked him Thursday which one was going with him today and he didn’t really answer.  Just said whoever was the best for the rest of the week.  Don and Mike both started grinning and told him he would have to pretend they were his kids for one of two of the games then, because they were always better than the kids.  I could add a comment or ten on that subject here, but I’ll save that for future blackmail material.  Ummm, I mean for another post.

Bill and Ethan at Final Four, 2012 This is Bill and Ethan last year at the Final Four in New Orleans, where UK won the championship.  I don’t really follow any sport, but I will admit my blood runs UK blue.  I also have several UK shirts.  All for survival of course.  One brother, two kids, a granddaughter, a grandson, all either still in, working for, or in some way screaming GO CATS, so I would be found guilty of high treason if I didn’t at least support the game.  We’re talking basketball here folks, not football.  I don’t think anyone in the extended family would argue that they are not good at football.

I really wish I had remembered to take my camera with me to my party, because Ethan now has a bush growing on his face.  It almost matches his Uncle Mike’s bushy face, except Mike is beginning to (gulp) get a bit gray.  And he’s my baby.  And only 11 1/4 years old, due to his birthday being on Feb. 29.  That wouldn’t be so bad except that he acts like an 11 year old kid.  Janette and I decided on duct tape instead of a plaster cast for him, and we decided to duct tape Noah to him after some of the shenanigans on Thursday.  I think duct tape across Mike’s face would be even better, because when he pulls it off, we might get to see what he looks like for the first time in years.

I’m not sure what this post is supposed to be about tonight.  I was just really so thrilled to find my scanned photos, that now I know where to look for more of them when I scan them in, and WordPress started to crunch the photo but changed it’s mind and let it in.  Must be my lucky day.

I also found someone willing to go to the grocery for me today, so I now have some frozen TV dinners, which are a welcome switch from the soups I’ve been eating.  The first one I ate even had some beautiful, green peas that stayed crunchy when they were warmed up.  What more could I ask for.  The pain level is dropping, so my shoulder is probably healing on it’s own, I ate some crunchy peas, visited with friends downstairs, got a few groceries….I even asked Steve to bring me a couple of the microwavable potatoes so I can have baked potatoes with sour cream and shredded cheese on them.  Didn’t think about getting some broccoli to put on top, but then I don’t think I could hold the knife yet.  But, ya never know.



Train Wrecked Sunday

I’ve decided it would be better for me to stay out of the kitchen.  And the bedroom.  And the living room.  That leaves the bathroom.  I’ve fallen in there, but that room’s necessary.

100_2378 This is my oven glove.  Repaired with duct tape.  Don’t ask, cause I don’t know.  Just got it three weeks ago and already has a hole in it.  I should but stock in the company that makes duct tape.  Use it for everything.  Only problem — it leaves sticky gunk behind on things if I take it off.

100_2385 That’s what fell off shelves when I backed power chair in them.  Put part of stuff on chair seat.  Then just sat down and contemplated my navel.  Think I’ll have to empty all shelves and re-stock them.  Looked good when first built them.  Everything had a place and I could find it all.  Now have to shift stuff around and still can’t find it.  Soooo, just get it all back in order and stay out of there.  Wonder if I can get meals on wheels?:  Probably get run over by the wheels.

Won’t show what my foot looks like.  Ran over it with chair.  That takes special talent.  Don’t feel it.  Feet are dead, but when I look at it every night it looks really yucky.  Probably lose toenail.  Makes me want to say “ouch”, but it doesn’t hurt.  Just looks like it should.

Guess I know what I’ll be doing tomorrow.  Well, part of tomorrow.  Have to go to grocery first.  That’s always an adventure.  Kinda fun to see what I can hook my chair on each time.  Don’t need watermelon this time, so won’t be pulling that bin down aisle.  Maybe the onions.  Or the mangos.  They’re on sale this week.  And avocados.  Always find them in a bin.  This could be fun.

Falcon nesting Always wondered if I could do this.  Bet I could if I still drove.  Power chair doesn’t go fast enough to gain the momentum needed to make a leap like this.  Used to love to drag race.  Something about that rush when you beat the guys.  They hated it when a mere girl beat them.  Loved the strip mines for that.

Well, back to the kitchen.  Burned my hand when I got fish out of oven.  Went right thru the duct tape.  Have to put a few more layers on it.  Or get more oven gloves.  At least burns don’t hurt long.  One good thing (?) about MS.  Bad thing though is constant headache.

Well, have to go see what else I can destroy tonight.  Have knocked down set of shelves in living room, fallen and knocked stuff off shelves in kitchen, in addition to what the chair knocked off when I backed into them.  Took out an entire fence row once when trying to back car down driveway.  Guess I should just admit I can’t back anything up.  Never could parallel park either. But yes I can that says it all.