Thursday, May 31, 2012

Make Me Smile!!!

Well, it is time for a cat and dog picture. Found this little gem in "Funny Cat and Dog pictures with captions." I have a few other pictures up my sleeve so be sure to stop by again to see them, they will sure to make you smile for the day!!! We all need a smile once in a while, as this world is surely going down hill faster then an avelanch of snow, or a hurricane, or a tornado, or wild fires, or gossip that never comes back true!!! I think you got the picture.

Got the results back from the ultra-sound I had on Tuesday. My liver is normal, I do have a gall stone......but God.....can disolve that in no time. Doctors recommedation is for me to lose some weight. I am actually on the way, lost 3 lbs this week (probably water weight). Cut down on sugar and sodium intake has really made a difference. Also, white flour, pasta and rice. Just trying meat and vegies and fruit. Not such a bad thing actually, now is the time to do vegies and fruit being it is spring and summer. Would be awesome if I could manage a weight lose of 25 lbs by the end of summer.........I am sure I would feel much better.

After the Doctor took me off all medication, I have been feeling better, hopefully he won't put me back on meds. Not sure when I will see him again, hopefully not too soon. Well, I am going to close this blog for today, need to take a little nap, as I tend to fall asleep at this computer much too much lately. So you all have a great rest of the day and keep looking up for your redemption draweth nigh. See ya next month!!!
Cheers ~ Louise

Monday, May 28, 2012

We Honor the Men and Women Who Fought For Our Freedom!!

Yes, today is Memorial Day! A day to honor all those who fought for our freedom to live a life free from the Dictators that would take away our freedoms. Sad to say, that is happening right before our eyes. Men in Washington DC want to do just that, take away what the Founding Father's etched into history.....Freedom and Liberty..........God Bless America.
Here's a few pictures from the weekend. JP and I
enjoyed a day on the lake and our little "mini-vacation." Sitting on Sandi's porch looking over the lake. We didn't go on the pontoon boat as the water was pretty choppy with lots of wind. There were a few "adventerous people" out in their boats. We just relaxed on the porch, watching the boats and clouds pass by, eating chips and vegies. The kind of day I could get used to.

Here is a picture of the house across the way.....looks like they are having a cook out and enjoying the weekend too!!
Last but not least. I call this picture a "sea of petunia's" sweet huh......I bought some red ones and planted them along side the house in little white urns and in the front of the house on the porch. I also picked up a lavendar Geranium. when it starts growing and producing I shall take a picture of it and post it. Never saw a lavendar Geranium almost took my breath away when I saw it. So stay tuned for my coming attraction.

I hope you all had a wonderful day, watching parades and cooking out. Have a great day and keep looking up for your redemption draweth nigh!!!

Cheers ~ Louise

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Silent Saturday............

Another great picture of how I am doing today..................hahahahaha!!!!!! Is my world upside down or am I right side up?????????? Not much going on today. Going to relax this weekend and maybe plant the rest of my flowers and pull a few weeds.

Updates on our physical beings. JP has been taking those antacids the cardiologist recommended. No change, he still gets the pain in his arm. I am still not understanding how antacids can effect arm pain the way he gets arm pain..........I hate being around him when he gets those pains. As for my problems, went for another blood test, Doctor wanted to run a test to see if I have hepatitis, but medicare does not cover that, so I am passing on that blood work for now, would cost me $202 and we are still looking at JP's bill of $1700 for his stress test that we have to pay (that we don't have). Tuesday I go to the Hospital for a Ultra sound on the liver because the liver levels are still high. I am not sure I am wanting to know what is wrong and if they find anything like cancer.........that totally scares me. And then, how much is this all going to cost and how much of it will we have to pay.............honestly, turning 65 is a real pain!!!!! These were supposed to be the golden years, seems more like the tarnished years instead.

A word to the wise..........if you are reading this and you are still young, quit all your bad habits and eat healthy and exercise cause when you get older, everything falls apart at the seams!!!

Well, time to close this blog, have to go get ready to go to Northside hardward to look at some flowers to buy. I need some red petunias for my white urns along side the house. So you all keep looking up and enjoy this weekend for your redemption drawth nigh.
Cheers to you ~ Louise

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Some Words 4 Wednesday

I was going to make this a "Wordless Wednesday" day.........but decided, I have some words to!

Here's an update on our physical beings: JP's "Heart" doctor wants to try anti-acids for a month as he thinks the pain in his arm may be related to "acid reflux disorder". He said, "do you have any questions or concerns???" I said, "I do not understand how this pain in his arm can mean acid reflux, I don't see how the two go together????" Well, you would have thought I committed the most cardinal of cardinal sins by asking him that question, honestly, I just did not understand the concept!!! I was not questioning his integrity, I just did not see how the two went hand in hand. Gosh, did he get upset, JP said I pushed one of his buttons........well, I did not know, I was just asking a question, forgive me for asking anymore questions...........geez!!!!

Update on me..........the nurse called this morning, my liver levels are still high and the doctor wants to do some more lab work and ultra sound of the liver. So Friday more blood will be drawn and an ultra sound  next week the 29th at St.E's. AS FOR THE MEDICATIONS: blood pressure, diabetes meds and vitamins etc. I am feeling MUCH BETTER since not taking meds. My blood sugars have been "what I call normal" this past week, 129,129,136.134.133,130,125, and today was 138! For me that is great, the numbers are not bouncing around like they had been while on medications.

I had such a fear of going off the blood pressure meds, fearful that I would die on the spot!!! The pharmacist told me if I should ever stop taking the blood pressure pills that could be very dangerous, as I am like a "walking time bomb"!!! Then suddenly the doctor takes me off the blood pressure what am I to think, for sure I will explode!!!! My neighbor told me that was a scare tactic the pharmacist used on me.....of course they want to make money!!!! Everyone is out to make money and they will use whatever they can to get what they want and if it means scaring the hell out of you......they will!!!! So much for updates!!!!!

"Dancing With The Stars"
On to more exciting things........Donald Driver won "Dancing with the Stars"!!!! How exciting is that!!! Oh yayyyy!!!! Be sure to watch Channel 2 - June 1st at 7pm, "Donald's Welcome Home Bash" in Green Bay, that will be fun to watch. Will be fun to watch Donald make his first touch-down and do his new dance at the goal line! Lambeau Field will roar with excitement!!!!! On the "Today Show" they said, "Donald Driver is really big in Green Bay Nation now he is big all across the Nation!!!! God Bless Donald Driver and the Green Bay Packers the Team to Beat in 2012-2013!!!!!!!

"American Idol"
"American Idol" Finals are tonight.............I am rooting for Phillip Phillips, even voted online........don't even know how many times I voted, could have been maybe 20-30 times. We'll see what happens. Thursday starts "So You Think You Can Dance"!! These are probably my favorite reality shows plus "Celebrity Apprentice" and "Biggest Loser".

Been doing some planting and getting things organized outside the house. Can't say much for the inside, it looks lived in, what can I say. Dishes are always in the sink, cause I am always cooking something. Last night it was vegie lasagna.......was very good too. Zucchini, onions, chili beans and red peppers. With lots of cheese and sauce so it would not dry out. That should last a couple of meals.

Well, I think I will close this blog down, have to go get ready and pick up JP's new medication for his "acid reflux" hopefully this will cause the arm not to pain him so much!!!

Have a great day and keep looking up for your redemption draweth nigh!!
Cheers ~ Louise

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Birthday and Blood Test

Happy, Happy Birthday!!! My husband's birthday was on the 17th.......65 year old!!! I made him a card something like the above card but with blue flowers and butterflies. I placed this above card in my Etsy store if you would like to take a peek at: I think if you read on to the next blog from the 14th, I talk about his Birthday celebration alittle. Below, is his birthday cake. Made rhubarb and strawberry dessert layered on angle food cake and whip cream and a luscious strawberry with the candle stuck in it. Making the strawberry/rhubarb dessert is really easy.

Here is the recipe:
4 cups of rhubarb (peeled and chopped)
2 cups of strawberries (cored and sliced)
1/4 sugar (optional
2 packets of sweetener
Mix together in a casserole with cover.
Bake 1 hour in 300 degrees. Cool and pour over angel food cake and cover with whip cream.

I like this dessert almost as well as just plain strawberries. Oh Yummy!!!
Well, tomorrow I go for my blood test to see if my liver levels are normal after not taking any medication for a week. Got prayer today at church. So I am just believing that "God's Got It"

Guess I will close here for now, need to get to bed, the morning comes early and my appointment is at 9:20am. You keep looking up and I will too!!! Remember your redemption draweth nigh.
Cheers to all ~ Louise

Monday, May 14, 2012

It's a "Funny Picture" Day!!!!

Was looking through some funny pictures of dogs and cats last night. Trying to find a laugh or two. Although I am not much of a cat lover, I thought this was quite funny. How in the world did they get that cat to pose like that? Is he running.......I don't know, but it sure brought a chuckle to my spirit!!!!

I think I might have mentioned in a previous post that my liver levels were high. Well, today the nurse called to say that the doctor wants me to stop ALL medication for a week and have more blood drawn next Monday. ???????? Gosh, I am a little scared, cause that includes blood pressure meds also. Guess this is where I must depend on God to see me through???? Diabetes can sure rack havoc in one's body, can't it. The Doctor took me off cholesterol meds when he saw the liver count up, well now the count is still up and now I must stop with the diabetes and blood pressure meds. Vitamins also! That does not scare me as much, but the blood pressure meds, gosh, I have been taking that for 20 some years!!!! Now, to just all of a sudden STOP taking it????? Will I blow up like our friendly cat in the above picture???? I hate being a guinea pig!!!!

Well, I will let you all know what transpires this week, if I am still among the living by next week's blood test. But if not, there will not be an update. Gosh, this blog sounds alittle dreary. But then, that is where I am right now. Almost afraid to put anything in my mouth, for fear my liver cannot handle it. I know, I know,  you are saying, "lay off the booze!!!" Surprise, I don't drink, soooooo it must be something else, maybe this old body is just getting fatigued and worn out. Oh well, time will tell!!!

I left a message with the nurse to call me back. Just dawned on me in 1986 I had a bleeding ulcer and was operated on, the spleen was accidentally touched and began to bleed, so it was taken out. I guess the spleen filters alot of bad stuff. When it is gone then the liver takes over. maybe the liver has been overloaded and needs a rest from all the work it has done............hummmmmm wonder. The liver can restore itself, I heard, is that why we only have one liver???? Maybe I will have to google that one and get back with you.

Well, I think I will close this blog for today........see you in few days 'Lord willing' and remember look up for your redemption draweth nigh!!!
Cheers to you ~ Louise

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


Just like a man.....can't live with them and can't live without them!!!! Not going to blog much today.........having major computer problems and will be taking this baby in for an overhaul!!! Booooooo! What will I do without it, just not too sure. Thinking I might pull up my old computer from downstairs and see if that is working. I might have some old pictures on it that I could download onto a flashdrive. Won't hurt to try.

Not sure what is wrong with this thing, just did not want to start up this afternoon, had to shut it down 3 times before it started up right. Was not getting my icons???? Never had that problem before. Clicked and clicked and clicked all over the screen and nothing happend. Finally just went and let the dogs out and came back and wala, there was my icons. Then I tried clicking internet explorer and it took 15 minutes to come up....that is when I called Office Depot. "HOUSTON WE HAVE A PROBLEM" So, it has been 2 years since I last had my computer cleaned by Office Depot, so maybe it is time. Had more memory put into it at that time and the guy said I shouldn't need anymore...........but, the "Virtual memory was low" box came up a couple of times, so I am thinking there is a slight problem there.

Well, it is time to close, have to go make JP's lunch so he can go off to work. I then need to work outside for awhile. Guess it is time to clean up the yard and chop down some weeds. I feel like I am behind in my gardening..............but, it is not Memorial Weekend yet so there is still time.....You all have a great week and I will see you when I see you. Keep looking up for your redemption draweth nigh!!!
Many Cheers to you all ~ Louise

PS I know the title and the picture do not go together......but just can't do a blog without a picture and I thought this picture of the dog was so cuuuute!!!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

The Merry Month of May

Hi Everyone!!!! Well, today is my first blog for the Merry Month of May!!!! Hey, hey!!! As you can see the above card is a very happy and cheery card for "mother-to-be" and "soon-to-be-baby". This little card came to be, because I bought a cloud punch and wanted to use it some how. My duckie stamp was one I had quite a few years and never used it for anything.....even tried to sell it, but it had no takers!!! GOOD THING!!! Because I never would have been able to make this card!!!!

I have listed this card on Etsy for $3.50 + postage. If you would like this card with a different colored background, like pink for girls or blue for boys or maybe a green background for whomever. Convo me on Etsy and I can make it whatever color you like. OR, if you would like a completely different color and use the card for a Birthday, thinking of you or for whatever, just let me know. If it is do-able, I am willing to do it. Give me a couple of days to make the card then I will convo you back letting you know it is finished. Your card will be marked "RESERVED FOR" with your name and you can pick it up and pay through paypal.

I finally found a stamp I have been looking for, for a couple of months, found it on Etsy.......I am so very happy!!! The stamp says "Simply Enjoy your life". The stamp is coming from Florida so hopefully it brings the sun with it......enough of these grey dreary days. The last rain we had was so hard that our kitchen ceiling started leaking again. I thought we had that problem solved, but no, guess not. The guy that fixed our roof said he would come back, I told him we are his worse nightmare. He just laughed and said he'll pull a few shingles off and redo it. He sure is being a good sport about this, no one else would do this for us.

The original roofer guy was the culprit, he cut corners and bought cheap supplies so he would have more $$$$ in his pocket. Guess this is what happens when you go for cheap estimates, you get what you pay for. In this case, we are still paying for his screw-ups. Maybe in the long run, one should not worry about the price, but go with the one that seems more expensive, maybe you will get better service!!! AND not have to pay for the roof a second time........"live and learn" a hard lesson to learn.

JP had his cauterization yesterday. There were no blockages in his heart and the Doctor said he has the heart of a 65 year old, which is what he will be turning in 13 days!!! He will have officially caught up with me and we will be 65 together for 6 months!!!! Then, I turn 66........ominous number!!!! My mind is willing but the body is not!!!!! 

Well, anyways JP has to rest this weekend, which he does very well, he goes back to work on Tuesday, a nice little break. I think we will go out to eat on Monday, kind of a prelude to his birthday. I have a coupon, buy one meal, second one I think we can manage that, and maybe even get a dessert!!!! 

One last thought before I close.........this blog was simply pleasurable to do, cause I used Google Chrome, just don't know why it took me so long.......I just so struggled with the previous blog on Internet Explorer I was about to quit!!! Glad I did not. Well, you all have a great day and keep looking up for your redemption draweth nigh!!!
Many Cheers to you ~ Louise


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