I wanted to post a little comment to say how sorry I was to read that Barack Obama’s grandmom Madelyn Dunham had passed away the day before the election. She had helped to raise him, like my maternal grandmom helped to raise the 4 of us. As I said before, she could have gone off to Florida to live with her sister, but she stayed and helped my divorced mom physically, emotionally and financially. I think I am a lot like her as I’ll try and figure out how to put things together before reading the instructions (which drives Bri batty) and I can cook many meals without recipes and have my favorites. Grandmoms are so unselfish and loving.
Yesterday, I almost fell down the few carpeted steps that lead down to my father-in-law’s rec room and I pulled a muscle in my left arm. My f-in-l was right behind me like a little kid and I grabbed the railing after my one shoe got stuck in my wide leg pants leg-freaky! I just had a little ice on it. Later, Bri suggested using his knee brace on my upper arm and it helped a lot. My good friend tripped over a cord at work and down she went and she fractured her tailbone and hit her head on the floor. I have to see how she made out going back to the job today.
Thank goodness. We are so sick of ‘robocalls’, people knocking on our door, and the endless stream of campaign commercials. So very sick of it all. The person I was behind isn’t in the running, so I have to go with who I think is second best. I won’t be going to the polls after dinner tomorrow, as I’m not in the mood to stand in a long line. I’m going to try around 2 pm when people are at work. Bri said he isn’t going to wait forever, so that may be a wise thing for me to do.
I learned not to start up memes without some advertising. I have one friend who said she’ll do it next week (thanks Carole) and she has a huge following of bloggers. I think it will be fun to recommend books, movies, food, restaurants, etc. I have an archive tab above if you want to play today or whenever. Just link your blog in Mister Linky.
I went with Bri to see his dad yesterday. He seems so much better, yet a little more feeble. He’s still feisty and wants things his way in his house. That’s how my Uncle Don is too (they are the same age). I do think he should get someone in to clean a few times a month. Uncle Don at least has that and through an agency it isn’t that pricey. We got Bri’s dad a Boston Market dinner and then left to stop in our favorite big book store and go to Carrabba’s for dinner. They must have given me enough pasta for 3 people! I have some grilled chicken and pasta for lunch today!
Waiting on the mamm report. This time last year I heard about this many days later that I had to come back. I hope I just get something in the mail.
Update~ My mamm report came in the mail today and it was normal! Thank goodness. I hope this encourages you all to get checked out.
I’m also going to a new GI doctor on Friday just to discuss things with him. He’s suppose to be one of the best on the main line (of Philly). I feel I have hormonal imbalance (age related?)and food allergies. I don’t know what they do-I’m thinking more blood tests or that allergy patch test. Crossing fingers it won’t be anything more complex. I want to feel more like my old self as I’m sure I’ll have to get a job one of these days to help out. Our heating oil monthly payment went from $144 to $236! Isn’t that terrible?
Have a good week ahead. I’m anxious to hear about how you all make out at the polls.
I have to add a video link to this hysterical Saturday Night skit about a self help ‘video’ about putting more fire in your marriage. It’s a bit risque, but we never laughed so hard in a while! I figure people my age will get a kick out of it.