Monday, November 9, 2009

The Ninth Day of November Already

Wow, this Saturday is the Blue Knight's campout at Corey's...can't wait. I know it will be a blast.
We are avoiding Hurricane Ida tonight, it looks like it will hit the Panhandle. We are having big gusts of wind, the rain is supposed to start late tonight or tomorrow. It is supposed to be clear by the weekend.
Since my last posting we have done some traveling. In September we rode the motorcycle six hundred miles north to Greenville, SC. The Blue Knight's SRC, it rained the entire time but never fear we had a great time partying with friends.
October found us off to Ohio as my MIL passed away. Home for the week to lay her to rest.
November brings Roland and Matt's birthdays. It also is our twenty-eighth anniversary on the twenty-eighth!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Korean Pictures

Korean pictures to come, I am trying to locate the wire needed.
It will appear I am sure, so stay tuned.  
Lots of pics and stories to tell.


What a life!
11:20 am, August 13, 2009 took off from Atlanta for Seoul, South Korea.    Arrived in Korea after an eighteen hour flight.  Wow, what an experience.  I tried to get a first class ride but no success.
Rollie booked my flight on line for a reasonable price considering a ride across the world.  So I looked into upgrading at the travel agency, ugh, $9000...don't think so.  So when I arrived in Atlanta I checked again, just maybe...nope the reservation clerk just assured me it would be thousands to upgrade, okay I lose.  
Actually, it wasn't so bad, I can say that now.  I rode in a three seat row on the aisle, a must, with the seat next to me empty and a young man seated by the window.  Zach, the young man by the window was headed to Seoul for his first assignment in the Army.
I flew Korean Air which was quite impressive.  They constantly served soft drinks and snacks via tray, no annoying cart wheeling up and down the aisle.  They served two hot meals with wine included.  A few sips of the Korean wine and I decided quickly I did not want to be intoxicated at 32,000 feet.  
About eight hours into the flight the ted hose (medical hose to prevent blood clots) came off, my legs where so uncomfortable, so I took two Tylenol PMs.  I joined some others in the back of the airplane for middle of  the night stretches after a tour of first class and glaring at those lucky people in their drop down seat beds.  Back to the seat and my legs felt better but no sleep.  So I took another Tylenol PM, okay I took another.  Number four was my limit, I slept a good solid hour without hearing anything.  But after one hour...wide awake.  My legs didn't hurt!

The story continues.

Friday, July 24, 2009

We have a NEW NURSE in the Family

She did it!!!
Dana graduated at 802 PM July 24, 2009...
Congratulations Dana!

Dana's graduation

The graduates just marched in.    Invocation given.  The Irish blessing read.  Introduction of the professors of Ret College @ 715 PM.  We are seated in the second row from the bottom.  Rollie, me, Matt, Margaret, Brynn and Pat.  Dana is seated at the end of her row approximately seven rows back.   Introduction of the keynote speaker.  "Congratulations."  The Mayor is about to speak, Rhin McClin.  Her deceased father, CJ McClin was once Mayor of Dayton and the owner of a funeral home.  The keynote speaker spoke about attitude and tenacity.

740pm  The canidates are receiving their diplomas...Dana's side of the room is still seated.
After the graduates are handed their diplomas by the campus president,  they step forward for a picture with the Mayor.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


I belong to the group Stamplicious.

Picture Perfect days at the beach

Saturday I dropped Rollie off at the airport for an Ohio trip.

I whipped on over to IKEA, cool place.

Sunday am, to church and on to Sandkey Beach with Lorraine.  It was a picture perfect day.  No humidity (unusual for Florida), perfect temperature.  We are planning another beach day for this Sunday.

I was cancelled for today, no surgical cases!!!  So the York and I got up early (8am) and went to the dog beach at Honeymoon was awesome!  The Yorkie played with a lot of different dogs big and small.  He chased birds into the water.  He is exhausted this afternoon.  He is sacked out on the back of the couch.

Have a good day Tampa Bay.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Scrapbook Saturday Pages seven and eight

Hooray for Saturday... 

Mom is supposed to arrive from Dayton today and I am to pick her up at the airport.  I called her first thing this morning to tell her about the threat of severe storms.  I hope she makes it without too much delay.  She has a straight thru flight so that helps without worrying about making a connecting flight.

Back to work today on Cheyenne's date November 14.
Here is pages seven and eight.

Finally Friday

A good day!  We had a tornado warning today.  But no tornado!!!  Although lots of rain which we desperately need.

Work was good.

Frozen pizza for dinner.

Looking forward to a long weekend.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Technical Thursday

Sounds like no new problems with Rollie's heart.
The surgery team wheeled him back into room where I was waiting and said everything looked fine.  Not official from the doctor though.  I am waiting to talk to him.  They said it would be a few hours for recovery and Dr. Fernandez would finish his cases, then stop by and tell us what he found.
Hopefully, we got correct information.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Whimsical Wednesday

Work was fast and easy today.  In at 10:30 and out by 5:30.  We did two patients and then lunch, and then we had one in the afternoon.  Slow and easy, quite unusual.
I cleaned  and then did paperwork. 
 Tomorrow I will work for two hours in the morning and then take Rollie to the hospital for a heart cath.

Thankful Tuesday

Busy, busy, busy...10 hour workday!  I slept good last night.

A patient's wife sent me an Apple Cake recipe.  If anyone tries it let me know.


2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon all spice
Sift together,

In another bowl Mix,
3 eggs
2 cups sugar (I use 1 1/2 cups)
1 1/4 cup vegetable oil (I use olive oil)
5 cups sliced apples
Mix together then add 1 cup chopped nuts
Bake in tube or bundt cake pan
@ 325 degrees for 60-70 minutes

Whisk and set aside first five ingredients
Mix eggs and sugar in large bowl-set aside 
Peel and slice apples
Stir egg mixture again-then add oil and beat well until mixed
Add dry ingredients, mix
Add nuts (I use walnuts)
Stir in apples
Pour into pan and bake as directed

Glaze if desired.
(good with or without glaze)

Glaze (optional)

1/2 cup buttermilk
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 stick margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla
Bring to boil for 2 minutes stirring constantly
Pour over cake while still hot
Remove from pan several hours later

The comments in the ( ) are from the lady who shared this recipe with me, it is how she likes to make it.

I have not had the chance to try it yet.

Let me know if  you try it.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Managing Monday

The weekend flew by.  Slept in a little on Saturday, did some pages for Chey's scrapbook.  Shopped with Cindy at Joann's, laundry and played on facebook.  Up Sunday morning for church, 8:15 service.  Back home to pick up the husband, out to breakfast, on to the grocery store.  I made two cards which seemed to take forever.  We went out to dinner with Don and Cindy and poof it was Monday.

Work was quite busy today, a lot of colonoscopies and orthopaedics.  Nursing is a new adventure every day.  I went in at 8am and out at 6pm.  Busy, busy the whole day.  Four nurses worked the recovery room today.  Oh yeah, we did kids early with ears and tonsils.

Came home to walk the Yorkie in the light mist of rain.  It did storm all day today.  Our electricity went out briefly at work two times and of came right back on.  We have a generator the size of a house.  We could continue any procedures that are started.  I don't think we stayed on generator for any amount of time today.  I think we just had flash power outages.

So I sit here tonight so tired, but hate to give up.  I read all my group mail, watched Dancing with the Stars.  Back at it in the morning.  An 8am start and I am the late girl again, which is great.  I am thankful to have a job and a good job at that.

Have a good day Tampa Bay.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Celebrated Don's Birthday at Outback tonight

Happy Birthday Don.  We dined with our good friends tonite at Outback to celebrate.  (Cindy liked the cards posted earlier today).  The food was good, steak and the onion!

So sad, Don and Cindy leave on Saturday for Ohio.  They summer in Ohio...they still have their home there.  

Mom finally called tonight, she has been busy visiting Ohio.  Uncle John was buried yesterday, today they went to Aunt Rosie's gravesite.  Tomorrow they will visit Uncle Don's grave.  Great Aunt Josephine donated her body to science and has not been returned yet.  Yes, since Jan. we lost four family members.  God Bless!

Posted many pictures tonite on facebook.  Too much fun.  I love to look at pictures, I guess that's why I am a scrapbooker.

1st Montgomery Co Sheriff's Office Reunion 1999

Rita, Esther, Jeannie,Patti, Cindy and Mrs. Leonard
Chuck Leonard, Jimmy Waldron, Arlie Buckmaster, Cindy Sprude, Don Sprude, Rich Elsner
Thanks Rich for passing these pictures along.

Pictures to scrapbook

Party girls
Found this hub cab hanging on a fence post and altered it.