Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas was Great!

Christmas this year was wonderful! We spent the day with my son and his family. They have a new addition to their family, my new grandson Nathaniel. My grandson Asher, who will be 2 years old on January 8. He woke up early Christmas morning about 8am. He was so excited and it was so much fun watching him open his gifts.

Little Nate also got to join in as he wore his new Christmas outfit andChristmas hat.
We spent the whole day with our son and his family. Then a little later we had a skype date with my daughter and the boys showed each other their gifts. All in all it was a wonderful day. Then we woke up on the 26th to a winter wonderland in North Carolina.

The greatest part of all was spending time with the grandkids. I loved watching them together. Asher loves his new baby brother so much.

It was a great time and I feel truly blessed and I give all my praises to my glorios Lord and Saviour Jesus. Thank you Lord!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A New Baby for Christmas

We are so very blessed we have a new baby boy for Christmas. His name is Nathaniel Caleb and he was born on Dec 14 at 3:15 am weighing 6lbs 11oz. He is much tinier that our other babies but just as adorable. I know you will agree with me.
So I left Pittsburgh, went home for 3 days and worked then came here to my son's in Wake Forest, NC where I am going to stay till after Christmas. My hubby will be meeting me here on Christmas Eve.
Merry Christmas to All!

Monday, December 13, 2010

mean people want to take away my JOY but I will not let them!!

I am in Pittsburgh now. I made it. I have seen my Nana for two days now once each day. Today i went over to see her after running a few errands to get her some pictures for a collage we are making. I saw the "mean people's" name on the register above the line I had to sign. I also noticed the pages had been turned as to investigate who had been there. I went up stairs to where my Nana's room was and delivered some candy and popcorn I had bought for the staff. I saw the mean people in the hall. They saw me. Looked right at me and ignored me as I walked by to Nana's room. Nana was not in her room so I went back to the desk to ask where my Nana was. I was told she was down stairs playing BINGO. So I went down there. I saw her and pulled up a chair to sit beside her. We talked and I showed her the pictures for about 10 minutes before the "mean people" came in the room. (Mean people formerly addressed in a previous blog as wwonw.) She pulled up a chair and kissed my Nana on the cheek and said "I thought we might take you out for some coffee." (This was said just because me being a nice person called the meanest person of them all to see if I could take my Nana out for dinner for her 97th birthday because I would be in town and she told me no...not even for coffee!) Then my daughter called talked to my Nana for a minute then to me for a minute. I hung up the phone and the meanest of them all said we should go see if the can fix her hair. She pulled my Nana's wheelchair away from the table WE were sitting at and took her AWAY from me left me sitting at the table by myself! As she and her other half of the mean people walked out of the room he said "That's good because I did not like the company here anyway!"
I was shocked I sat there for a minute or two stunned. Then I got up got my coat and went to find the social worker but she was not in her office. The secretary said she would find her for me but I could feel my self getting emotional and told her I would talk to the sw tomorrow....I went to my car and lost it! I was so mad and hurt and devastated because they took my grandmother away from me I could not believe how mean and cruel they were. I talked to my mom, my daughter, and my husband. All who told me they were indeed mean but I should just not let it get me down and go back later...Because if I did they would win they were only doing this to upset me. I thought about it a little then my two sisters called to see how I was ...I lost it again with them...
After that I went to distract my self with some Christmas worked!
I went back this evening and spend 2 whole hours with my Nana. My dad, step mom and sister came just in case the mean people came and tried anything again...They did not!...It was a great visit...
I was thinking on my way home....I love my grandmother dearly. I have kept in touch with her all my life...I have never gone more than a week without talking to her or seeing her when I was close. I have absolutely NO Guilt in my relationship with my grandmother ever!!!
I will not let them take my grandmother away from me!!! I will pray and turn it over to my Lord and He will take care of me and my grandmother. He will restore our Joy and he already has!!!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Getting Excited and Nervous at the same time

I am headed to Pittsburgh on Friday. I am excited because I will be seeing my family. I am nervous because I am driving by myself for 12 hours. I plan to stop in West Virginia to get some rest. But I think I have been watching too much forensic files on TV. I keep thinking about how to keep my self safe when I stay in a hotel in WV by myself. I guess that is not a bad thing I would want to be safe but it is freaking me out a little. I should get there Saturday afternoon. Then I am told Sunday there will be rain, ice and snow....YIPPEE!! I have been missing the cold winter weather, actually it has been cold her it has been in the 40s in the day time. I know what you are thinking that is not cold but it is for us here in Charleston, SC! I plan on staying till Wednesday then I am going to head back home in hopes of making it the whole way in one day.....I will stop if I get too tired. I am going to see my grandmother as much as I can while I am up there. I usually go once or twice each day...Then I am also going to see my cousin who is my best friend and e will hang out some. Her birthday is Tuesday and I am looking forward to spending some time with her. We lost two years with each other because we let family drama come between us but we have moved past that and decided not to ever let that happen again. I am elated we are BFFs again. I missed her everyday for that two years. Silly thing is a TV show we used to watch together in the 80s was remade and we contacted each other about it and have been thick as thieves since. I could cry just thinking about the whole mess but it is over now and we have each other again forever. I will most likely see other family while I am there also. I always visit my brother because he is not allowed to keep in touch much. (very long story). I am always allowed to visit so I will see him and my nephew a few times. Hopefully I can see other family too. I'll keep you posted.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Just thinking about some things

I am pretty excited that I am headed home at the end of the week. My Nana's birthday is next week and I am going to spend some time with her. She will be 97. I wanted to take her out to dinner. So I called the power person ( I will just call the wicked witch of the north-west, wwothnw; I know this is not nice but it is the nicest way I can refer to this person) Anyhow I called to see if I can take my 97 year old grand mother out to dinner for her 97th birthday. I was told by the wwotnw and I quote "NO YOU AN NOT TAKE HER ANYWHERE! YOU ARE ALLOWED TO VISIT HER BUT YOU CAN NOT TAKE HER ANYWHERE! THAT IS WHERE SHE LIVES AND THAT IS WHERE SHE STAYS!" I said "thank you" and hung up the phone. I stewed for days... because my grandmother is the one suffering; but she at this point does not remember much. She has dementia which means she does not remember things. According Webster's dictionary on line dementia is " a usually progressive condition such as Alzheimer's disease marked by deteriorated cognitive functioning often with emotional apathy." So my grandmother does not really know what is happening. All she knows is she lives there now.
The thing is I can't help thinking about the wwothnw. She is mean; she is vicious; and vindictive when it comes to my grandmother and it is all about power. She has it now and she wants us to know it. I can not imagine living every day with that kind of hate inside. She hates us....and the funny thing is I have no idea why.....

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Saturday Morning Daybook Entry

Outside my window the sun is shining, the air is crisp and its the start of a beautiful day.

I am thinking God is wonderful and his timing is perfect. I was waiting to hear about a new job. I got the job. My concern was that it was in a dark office; well I heard there has been a shuffling of offices and I will now be in my old office which is light and bright.

I am thankful for the great friends I have..Those I have met from work..those I have met from church..Those I have met from blogging..Those I have met along the way..God has placed every one of them in my life and I am thankful.

From the kitchen I am smelling breakfast, I am making a breakfast blend with sausage, potatoes, eggs and cheese. (Some times I get domestic and even surprise myself.)

I am wearing jeans and a black jersey and white socks.

I am studying the gastro intestinal system and all its complications and problems.

I am going to Pittsburgh on Friday to see my grandmother who will be 97 years old next week. I am going to drive by myself. I am excited, and nervous.

I am reading still the Centurion's wife. along with all the school stuff.

I am hoping for a good holiday season, a great visit with my Nana and my dad.

I am hearing the dog panting and Kevin talking to her because we are eating our breakfast and she wants some.

Around the house messy needs cleaning

One of m favorite things spending time with my Nana (my grandmother)