Still Sick…yucky!

February 26, 2009 at 9:11 am | Posted in Feeling Yucky, Holy Day of Obligation, Out for Supper, Sports, Surgery, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Still feeling yucky.  Finally caved and called my doctor – I’ll go see her at noon today and hopefully she’ll give me something to clear this gunk up.  Am blowing out yellow gunk and coughing it up, too.  Don’t think I have a fever, though.  Just feeling yucky.

It’s a gorgeous day today, when we woke up it was already 57 degrees.  It is supposed to rain later on, though.  Welcome to early spring in the Ozarks!

Daniel’s last basketball game is this Saturday.  I have to work from 9 am until 1 pm, so am hoping his game is late…maybe I can get there for part of it.  Last week he scored 6 points and was so excited.  He’s a totally new child since switching schools.  No more stomach aches in the morning and searching for excuses to stay home.  I do need to run over to the church office today, though, and get him enrolled in Sunday school.  He learns about religion and the bible at the new school, but it’s not a Catholic school and he needs to learn the special facts of Catholicism.

We went to 6 pm Mass last night to celebrate Ash Wednesday.  We talked on the way home about needing to do something as a family for Lent and have decided to read the Bible nightly.  This morning, I started a book of devotions for women, called A Woman of Faith.  I’d like to find a book of devotions for both my husband and my son….they probably have some at the Catholic book store in Springfield.  Or of course at my favorite online book store Amazon.  Maybe I can search around and find something for the both of them. 

We went out for dinner last night (Chinese) after Mass.  I had dinner in the refrigerator but since Mass was at 6 pm, Ron doesn’t get out of the office until 5 pm, there wasn’t time to eat.  I doubt whether the strata is still any good from last night, it’s been sitting for over 24 hours.  So tonight I’ll make something with the pound of hamburger I took out this morning.

Okay, that’s about it for now….maybe I’ll BBL?

~ Patty



May 8, 2008 at 2:22 pm | Posted in Out to Lunch, Sports, Supper, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Hello world.  It’s Thursday afternoon and pretty soon I better go get in line to pick up my son from school.  It finally stopped raining here – thankfully it didn’t flood like the past couple of times it stormed – but still he won’t have soccer practice tonight.  Dinner tonight will be roast, mashed potatoes and veg.

I’m at the local library.  Had lunch with a couple of girlfriends at the new restaurant in town.  It was pretty pricey, $6.95 for a burger that wasn’t even cooked medium-rare, the way I asked for it.  The waitress made herself scarce so I couldn’t ask for it to be re-done, but it wasn’t half bad, so I ate it LOL

This weekend is ds’s next to the last soccer game.  He didn’t want to play baseball this spring….that disappointed me, he’s so good at it.  But it’s his choice.

His birthday is in 12 days.  We’re having a Pizza Party for him at one of the local pizza joints.  Need to address invites this weekend to send out on Monday.  

Picked up three of Debbie Macomber’s books, the Dakota trilogy.  I’m on the list for her newest book…number five on the list.  And number seven on the list for Beverly Lewis’s newest.  Darn!

Okay, it’s about time to leave…….

Maybe I’ll BBL.

~ Patty

It’s Thursday!

November 1, 2007 at 11:27 am | Posted in Basketball, Church, Doctor Appointment, Holy Day of Obligation, Lab Work, School!, Soccer, Sports, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

My ds is home from school today.  Nope, he’s not sick, it’s a Holy Day – All Saints Day.  I would have hoped to sleep late on a day with no school but nope, we didn’t get to.  My podiatrist appointment was at 8:15 this morning and then I had an appointment for lab work at 9:00 so I was up and out of bed at 6:00.  At least ds got to sleep until 7:00.

The good news is that I don’t have to see the podiatrist again!  He’s very happy with the way my toe has healed.  He said it would be gunky and leaky for about another month but then should be fine.  I’m actually wearing SHOES again, thank goodness, because it’s gotten rather chilly!

And the lab tech at Dr. P’s office didn’t terrorize my veins this morning!  I was quite concerned when I went in and almost grabbed Penny, Dr. P’s nurse and asked her to do the poking…but thankfully I didn’t need to.  She took a LOT of blood…I lost count of the vials.  There were big ones and little ones.

Then we came home from running around and I crashed on the couch.  For two hours!  Nap time is nice!

Tonight ds has soccer practice, we have to have supper and then he has basketball evaluations.  He’s never played team basketball and is so excited about it.  We didn’t sign him up at the local YMCA because I’ve heard from others that the coaches only play the really good players, and this is through Upward Bound, which is, from what I’ve been told, an excellent program.

Tomorrow I have to stop at the store for those disposable roasting pans to bake my ham and turkey in (for the Fall Feast on Sunday).  Then I have to bake the ham on Friday and the turkey on Saturday.  I need my dh to carve them up for me into the roasting pans after they’re baked.

Last night, Trick or Treating was good…my child came home and counted his candy:  almost 200 pieces!  He did very well and I have no idea how he’s going to EAT all that stuff without rotting his teeth!  I cheated and had a PAYDAY candy bar, it was a miniature…me bad!  Oh it was so good!

Okay, off to play around…

Tra La Laaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

~ Patty

Happy Saturday!

October 6, 2007 at 3:40 pm | Posted in Soccer, Sports, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Well, shoot!  The soccer game was a bust…we lost 4-1.  Our team has struggles with passing the ball…we need our coach and his fiance to have them work on this on Thursday.

In other news, I have chicken and dumplings on the menu for tonight’s dinner.  My dh is finally out of bed and looks a bit better.  He makes wonderful chicken and dumplings…I’ve never tried but decided this morning that maybe it would help him feel better.  After three hours of stewing, the chicken just fell off the bones…my cats were circling around my feet, hoping that I’d drop some for them, but I didn’t.

Oh and my toe feels better, too.

Ta-ta for now!

~ Patty

Welcome to Saturday….

September 29, 2007 at 2:36 pm | Posted in Busy, Busy!, Car Battery, Soccer, Sports, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Does anyone have a car battery they want to give me?  This is not a good time for a dead battery.  My dh just replaced the battery in his truck a few weeks ago.  My car must have gotten jealous…

We were all set to go to McDonald’s for breakfast and then to ds’s soccer game.  But my car battery POOPED OUT on me and the car wouldn’t start.  I offered to stay home and let the guys go without me because we’ve never all three gotten into the truck before…it’s not a big truck, it’s a small Ford.  Well, dh said we’d fit if we squeezed in tight and believe it or not, we fit!  There was still time to get to Cassville, eat at McDonald’s and get to the game.  When we returned home, dh jump-started my truck and was going to Walmart to have them put a new battery but he changed his mind.   He’ll try and start the car later this afternoon after he gets down with the mowing.

Soccer?  We lost 2-1.  The children did a great job.  One of the girls scored a goal, but it didn’t count because we were OFF SIDES, whatever that means.  Needless to say, I was peeved.  Being one of two girls playing with nine boys isn’t easy…so it was wonderful for “C” to have scored, but they took it away from her.  Bummer!

I’ve already folded two baskets of laundry and have another load in the washer.  Daniel has had a bath – thankfully the bathroom floor didn’t get one at the same time (ha ha).  The chicken wings are in the fridge from yesterday so all I have to do is peel and boil potatoes to smash.  I bought a can of asparagus tips the other day; haven’t eaten any since I was pregnant and I loved them then…wonder if I’ll still like them.  I have no idea what possessed me to get them the other day.  NO, I’m not pregnant, either!  ha ha!

Okay, off to the races to keep up with the work…….


~ Patty

Tomorrow is Soccer!

September 28, 2007 at 7:46 pm | Posted in 9-28-86, Busy, Busy!, Sobriety, Soccer, Sports, Supper, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
Tomorrow is Daniel’s second soccer game.  It’s at 11:00 am in Cassville.  The weather promises to be gorgeous!  Go, team!I’m glad the weather will be nice tomorrow.  I hope that the fall weather doesn’t turn nasty during soccer season.  Last year, the teams practiced and played in some cold and rainy weather.  There was one game that was so wet and nasty that we parents got together and ganged up on the coaches and referee and made them call the game.  We had to forfeit the game, but it was silly to have the children out in the cold rain.

We just got in from having dinner.  Yes, I fried chicken and even made a pitcher of lemon tea but when dh got home from work, he didn’t want fried chicken.  So he took us out to the family restaurant in town.  He had blueberry pancakes, ds had chicken strips and I had a BLT.  We’ll have the chicken tomorrow, nice and cold the way they like it.
I just started the dishwasher…I’m such a messy cook!  I don’t clean up as I work, the dishes get piled up in the sink and I don’t do anything with them until I’m finished.  What a lousy housekeeper!  Well, I’m TRYING to change!  Just this week, I’ve joined the Flylady’s emailing list and have her book, Sink Reflections.  Checked it out at the library and might have to buy my own copy.  She has her own website, too and I’ve gone there for inspiration (ha ha!).  I asked dh the other day if he would build me a pantry in the basement so that I can de-clutter my kitchen and he’s agreed to do it.  Yay!  So, see I’m trying!Well, I’ve got jeans in the dryer to take out and hang up…the kid needs a shower before bed.  If he gets in now he ought to be done by 8:30…that child takes the longest shower!

Ta-ta for now!

~ Pattyp.s., I just remembered that today is my sobriety anniversary – thank you, God for 21 years of sobriety!


September 27, 2007 at 1:34 pm | Posted in Library, Lunch, School!, Soccer, Sports, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

I’m POOPED!  What a morning…this morning was the “Stomach” tour at school.  Lucky me, I was the stomach and small intestines.  We got there at 8:30 for orientation and then we got to visit until the children started coming in at 9:00.  The sixth graders were first and boy, were they rowdy!  They came in groups of five or six.  It was quiet at first until all of the stations were filled with noisy children, then we presenters had to speak up louder and louder.  The Home & School president brought ice cold bottles of water for everyone because she knew we’d need them and boy did we!  I almost lost my voice towards the end.  It was so much fun!  It’s too bad “J” couldn’t do it but I’m glad I got to.  We finally finished up with the touring around 11:00 and then we tore down the exhibit and loaded it up in the van.  They came from the University of Missouri at Columbia.  Tomorrow they’re going to a neighboring town to set up again.

Then I called my hubby and asked if he’d treat me to lunch in the cafeteria at work.  He said to come over around noon.  That left me with 25 minutes to go to the library and return some books (a couple were late!) and find some new ones to read.  I got to his office at about 10 ’till 12:00 and called him and he was able to come out right away.  He had a salad for lunch and I had a hamburger.  I told him that BEING a stomach all morning made me hungry, haha!

Tonight, Daniel has soccer practice.  Thankfully the rain has stopped.  But poor dh has to come home and mow.  He’s leaving town on Tuesday morning for a conference in Minnesota and the grass has gotten really out of hand, due to all the rain we’ve had lately.

I’m so tired…it’s always fun volunteering at school, but they wear me out!  

After soccer, Daniel and I get to go out for dinner.  Maybe he’ll want pizza?  Sounds good to me!

Gotta run – bye for now!

~ Patty

It’s Sunday!

September 23, 2007 at 6:50 pm | Posted in Church, Computer, Feeling Yucky, Soccer, Sports, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

I haven’t been online since Friday…my husband was on-call this weekend and tied up the computer line most of yesterday.  Today I’ve been so busy, this is the first chance I’ve had to get down here.

Saturday was Daniel’s first soccer game and they won 4-1!  Yay for them!

The rest of my day was spent in bed.  I had woken up with a headache and stomach ache.  After resting in bed for a couple of hours, I made supper (hotdogs, baked beans, pickles and chips) but barely ate.  The only thing I really wanted was a package of breadsticks and peanutbutter.

Sunday the headache and stomach ache are gone, thankfully.  Daniel and I went to church (hubby couldn’t go, he was on-call) and then we grabbed a burger for lunch.  Once we came home, I had some laundry to catch up on (since I didn’t do any yesterday).  Dinner was good tonight:  baked chicken, cheesy scalloped potatoes and mixed veggies.

My brother called right after dinner – perfect timing!  His younger daughter is making her Confirmation on November 4.  His oldest daughter graduates from high school on June 8.  If money were no object, I’d love to go for both  *sigh*

Now Ron has run to the video store to return a movie he rented last night.  I can hear Daniel upstairs singing to himself  *grin*

Okay, time for me to hop around and check the rest of my email and then visit Facebook.

Hasta manana!


Friday Evening

September 14, 2007 at 6:57 pm | Posted in Church, Psych Evaluation, Soccer, Sports, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
It’s Friday evening.  We just got home from dinner.  Yummy!  We ate at Acambaro, I love Mexican food (wonder why? could be because I’m Hispanic, haha!).  Anyway, I’m stuffed and very happy.Yesterday was Daniel’s first soccer practice.  There are two boys from his school (one in his class) that are on his team, yay!  Their first game is next Saturday, the 22nd.

Tomorrow I go in for my psych eval.  I wonder if it will be boring or if it will be interesting……we’ll see.

After the psych eval is over, I’ll be working at our church’s Fun 4 All from 3:30 until 5:00, serving BBQ chicken, baked beans and cole slaw.  Which means, I’ll be on my feet for 90 minutes, bleh!  I’ve told dh and ds they can meet me there at 5:00 and we can eat BBQ chicken.  At the store today I bought stuff for making fajitas so if they don’t want to eat at the Fun 4 All, I can go home and we’ll have them.

Ok, that’s it for now.

Hasta la vista!
~ Patty

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