Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Q: WHY DID THE BANANA GO TO THE DOCTOR?
Walmart trip with the residents today. We went to Eat N park after and this was in the bathroom. I want one.

A: Because it was not peeling well.

Monday, March 6, 2017

GIVE INTO LOVE, OR LIVE IN FEAR
RB loved fortune cookies. LB not so much. I found a bunch in the drawer…

Lily and I sat on the floor and opened them up…

Side note: does anyone else add "in bed" to the end of their fortune? Leslie always used to do that and it just stuck.  And I really wish I could remember what I used to order at that Chinese place near McLanahans. I can't believe I don't have one of the menus here. I bet I do.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

BOYS NIGHT IN (THE NURSING HOME)
The guys stopped over to see The Dad last night before boys night out.
 

Saturday, March 4, 2017

ANY GIVEN SATURDAY
Any given Saturday my car seat looks like this - religious figures and cookbooks.

Friday, March 3, 2017

FISH FRY FRIDAY
We took the residents to St. John's for a fish fry…

The Dad got take out...

 I, of course, got the alternative dinner...


Thursday, March 2, 2017

COOKING WITH THE DAD
We put The Dad to work and had him do a couple cooking demonstrations. He made pasta fagioli first…

then the next week we had him make pan e mal.

Thanks, Chrissy, for buying the residents a new set of pots!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

REALLY, TARGET?

Did anyone think about this design?

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

STUCK BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE
Lily had to go to the vet tonight - "get me out of here!"

Dixon House got some new trees and rocks!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

EVERY NIGHT IS PASTA NIGHT

…not really but it was tonight. Denunzio's take out.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

JUST HANGING AROUND
I'm out of wall space. There are 17 crewel paintings in my room and I still have some more to hang.  I'm not sure I made the right decision here but I'm too far into it now. I don't feel like taking them down.

This room was supposed to be The Dad's little chill space and then I came here and took it over and I really don't like this color as an all the time color.

I still have the letters over my closet that Gerald, our former neighbor, gave me spelling out my name. They were from some car dealership… and RB's portrait and that butterfly we got in Ocracoke that I love.  It's like a kids room ran into an old ladies room and I can't figure out if I love it or hate it.

I got on this kick where I just started hanging shit everywhere. I literally had a hammer in my hand for hours… and now this space looks like the back of sur la table and I feel like there should be a sign that reads 40% off all fiesta ware!

What the hell am I doing?

Friday, February 24, 2017

ME AND THE DOG AND LOADED FRIES
I really think anything can be breakfast potatoes...

Side note...awww...

I"m limited on wall space so I've been trying to be good and just taking pictures of things I would usually buy. Besides that, I don't have a you. ;-(

Thursday, February 23, 2017

WASTED
You know what the worst thing is about not having a husband?

Computer problems.

I have had to update my browser for a couple years now, I think.  I don't know what I'm doing with this computer and this iPhoto too. My photos are all over the place and they aren't in order and I got to the end of what are the new ones which are in the middle of the whole thing and just scattered about and now I'm back to the beginning.  What's funny is the beginning it's a picture from my birthday from 2002…

He was just playing around but didn't this all just come full circle? In the end, after everything… I guess this, out of the 15 million on here,  is the photo that sums it all up.

That and the one of the last text messages he sent me that said thanks for wasting the last 24 years of my life. I have a screen cap of that somewhere but it would probably take me three years to find it. My virtual clutter is ridic.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

ATTACK DOG
I forgot to tell the cleaning lady that the pup hates the vacuum.


Monday, February 20, 2017

HAVE A MAGICAL DAY
My boss wanted a unicorn party so I ran with it.  Thank you Target for having our theme even though you were the last store I checked.

Courtney had a stuffed unicorn from an old boyfriend and it had a little zipper pouch in it so we had a roll of cash inside to go junking with

But what do unicorns eat???  We thought cotton candy and sprinkles but that wasn't a proper lunch so we went with some unicorn colors.. PINK ham salad… YELLOW egg salad… RAINBOW fruit and GREEN fluff…  Everyone loves the beef ball so I made that too. And favors of course.

HBD Cassie.

Friday, February 17, 2017

SO CALL ME MAYBE?
My phone has been giving me problems for awhile now… I wan't getting calls or texts and couldn't send things out. It was a mess. I was trying to save everything off my phone and have been waiting and waiting… I decided it was time - whatever I have I have. So… I got a new phone. Its a 7 something with this cute little otter box. Here is the first pic of it at lunch with the girls.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

BAH HUMPUG
I was looking at some pictures and now I feel like Christmas came and went and I missed it.

I didn't even get to do what I wanted to do - snuggle on the couch with the pup and watch a movie and drink coffee all night and look at magazines.

I cooked and brought food up to the Dad and it was fun but by the time I got back I was just super exhausted and I passed out.

Chrissy was laughing at me b/c I said that I feel like I didn't even get to experience the first Christmas with Aunt Gloria being dead. She said that most people would think that's a good thing but I kind of feel cheated. I don't know. Maybe it's just my fascination with death.

I mean it was my choice to not go anywhere Christmas Eve and Christmas Day besides the hospital. I didn't want to be tied down to a time to get to some place.  I didn't even open a gift. I didn't buy that many yet but I had some that I had bought through the year and I wrapped them and brought them downstairs and I didn't even bother to go get them. The pup didn't even get to open anything!! How bad is that? I'm a horrible dog mom.

We did watch parts of Bad Santa and Home Alone

By the looks of all this we might be celebrating Christmas in July if he ever makes it back to the house. It's questionable still.

Monday, February 6, 2017

VISITING NURSE

Saturday, February 4, 2017

I DIDN'T SEE THIS COMING
The dad is kind of into bingo…
He's become quite the social butterfly, actually.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

A LITTLE OFF THE TOP
The Dad got a hair cut today…

… or he got them all cut, as they say.

I brought him TACO BELL and he was thrilled.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

YARD CLEANUP

…more like sitting around drinking coffee.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

HELLO, FRIEND
The Dad is back at Seneca… he got a visitor.


She hasn't seen him in over 3 months.

Kiss…Kiss…Kiss…

Friday, January 20, 2017

ONE NATION UNDER DOG
My obligatory dog and President photo…

Thursday, January 19, 2017

LOOK AT YOU ALL CLEANED UP
Had to take Lily Bud to the vet today.  Dixon House is all cleaned up and painted. Candles and awning off… Looking good.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

SOME MIGHT SAY I GOT IT MAID

I got myself a cleaning lady.

Monday, January 16, 2017

BANANA SPLIT
All he has been asking for is a banana split

Sunday, January 15, 2017

MY DEER FRIEND
I should have fed you. I knew you wanted something that day in the back yard.

I'm sorry

;-(

Saturday, January 14, 2017

CHEER UP BUTTERCUP
From time to time I stop at McGinnis Sisters for this and for a moment all is well in the world…

Friday, January 13, 2017

CHANGE OF PLANS
I should have been on a plane to NYC with Chrissy today. We had planned to go meet Lizzie in Brooklyn to get fitted for her wedding ensemble. With all that's going on with The Dad and being a single dog mom, I just couldn't do it. I'm really sad about missing it -  we had this planned for a long time.   L+H forever.
 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

JUST WHEN I THOUGHT I WAS OUT…THEY PULL ME BACK IN
I'm getting sick of sending these text messages out…Almost three months from the start of it all he fell again - well kind of slipped again getting up and into his wheelchair. Later, our nurse practitioner comes into my office in a panic and says The Dad's blood pressure is dangerously low and that they probably took too much fluid off at dialysis and things were not looking good - like really NOT LOOKING GOOD. She didn't want to wait for transport because it could have taken too long and she said she didn't think we had time so she had to call 911 and there were were -  headed back to the dreaded EAST.

This is starting to get out of hand.

What's worse is he was being discharged from Seneca today!  Do you fucking believe this?!? I knew he wasn't ready and have been private pay for a few days to keep him there because I was afraid to take him home.   I mean is this the universe saying he isn't ready to come home yet or am I watching some Final Destination like movie and we are prolonging the inevitable???

Anyway, by the end of the night he was eating and somewhat ok and telling me to take his picture.

And here we go yet again.

Monday, January 9, 2017

WHERE THE HELL IS HE?
It's late… he's not back to Seneca yet… I shouldn't have to micromanage this transport but I do… His chair is at 4 and he doesn't usually get back to Seneca until after 8. I waited an hour and even the nurses were like why isn't he back yet so I left and drove up to the shopping center just as they pulled in to get him...

… I should just get a room here.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR
New year… still not home.