Thursday, February 23, 2012

Fun with Lorri and Rozlynn

Program from the play

I have been trying to post for a couple of days now and found that there was a problem and I couldn't post anything.  Finally after checking everything out, I had to download Chrome Google in order for Blogger to work.  I hate it when things change.  I get used to using the program, and then they change it.  They do the same thing on Facebook, always making changes.  I guess it keeps us on our toes, especially old folks like me.

On Friday February 10, Frank and I headed to St. George to spend the weekend with Lorri and to see another play at Tuacahn High School.  Frank made arrangements with Bill to play golf.  We went to Penny and Bill's home first so Frank and Bill could take off to golf.  They went to a golf course in Hurricane, and the best news is that Frank was able to play nine holes and he did really well for someone who hasn't golfed for a couple of years or longer.

I spent the day with Lorri and Penny.  We had lunch and then decided to visit instead of shop.  I was to pooped to even think about shopping for clothes.  We went to Penny's home and visited until the guys came home from golfing.

Lorri had fixed dinner in the crock pot so it was all ready to serve up.  We had pot roast with the works, and a chicken dish. Bill and Penny ate with us, and it was yummy.  Frank was able to stay on his diet while we were there. Lorri made a big salad especially for Frank so he could have his lean and green meal.

The next morning after lunch, Lorri and I headed to Dillard's in the mall, and she helped me shop for some clothes.  Lorri was great! She left me in the dressing room and would bring me clothes to try on, get a different size usually smaller as all the X-Larges were too big for me Yea!!  I bet I tried on at least 20 things before I made up my mind as to what I would buy.  We almost made ourselves late to get to the play "How to Succeed."  Josh didn't have a main part in the play, but he was in the chorus.

It was a lot of fun to see the same actors that we had seen in the last play, but the pleasant surprise was they sang this time as it was a musical.  Wow! Wow!  What talent.  It was hilarious and we really enjoyed it. We went to the matinee, and after the play we were hungry so we went to Taco Bell so Frank could have a taco salad.  We headed for home as we had to be home to help with the genealogy class on Sunday.

Rozlynn and Grandpa
Rozlynn and Grandma

A week ago, Frank and I went in to Vegas to spend the day with Sherry.  She was baby sitting Rozlynn and we wanted to spend some time playing with Rozlynn.  Frank went to a golf course and hit some balls while I stayed and played with Rozz.   She is so much fun and talks up a storm now.  I don't understand a lot of what she is saying, but just go along with the conversation.  We sang Itsy Betsy Spider, and a few other songs that are in a book she has.  She loves to sing, and we danced too.  We ended up bringing Rozz home with us and dropped her off at Renee's Dad's home.  As soon as we hit the freeway Rozz was sound asleep.  She was on the dead go all day with us, so she was worn out.  

You can see the difference in the pictures. Frank has lost over 30 lbs. The above picture is before weight loss. 

Frank making his diet shake for breakfast.  You can tell that he is sick.  I am so proud of him for sticking to such a hard diet.

As careful as we are, Frank has picked up the bug that is going around.  He is really sick and because of losing his appetite, he has lost more weight than usual on his diet.  He has lost over 30 lbs. and he has had to dig in his closet for smaller clothes.  I told him he is looking more like the man I married.  We are supposed to go to Vegas tomorrow for a hair day with Renee, but it looks like we will have to cancel and go next week sometime.  I just hope I don't catch the bug from Frank.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Always Catching Up

It seems like we have been busy the past couple of weeks.  First of all, I started experiencing stomach pains that just wouldn't go away.  Frank wanted to take me to the ER, but I was stubborn and went to my local doctor.  Well, guess what?  She wanted me to go to the ER too, after she ruled out a few things.  Since I wasn't running a fever, or throwing up, we decided to do a wait and see thing.  I ended up having a CT scan last Thursday, and I was supposed to get the results Friday.  Of course I didn't receive a phone call from the doctor's office.  I figure if it was something serious, they would have called.  I will more than likely hear from them tomorrow.  The doctor suspicions diverticulitis, or maybe a hernia.  I thought it was just a big gas pain, but the doctor said gas wouldn't last that long. 

I am going to post some pictures and make comments as this shows what has been going on the past few weeks.

My Great Granddaughter
Merritt 21st Birthday

On January 28, we went to The Scoop to celebrate Merritt's and Frank's birthday.  While I was sitting there, I noticed some people who had just came in and sat across from us.  As I was looking at this darling baby I thought to myself  "I know that baby" then I looked over at the Mom and realized it was Jakell, Riley's wife.  I asked Merritt if I was right and he said yes.  Frank wanted to go over and ask if we could see the baby and take some pictures, but I was to nervous about the whole thing.  As we were leaving Jakell went over to the drink machine to get a refill and Bret asked her if I could see the baby, and Jakell said yes.  Thanks Bret!! I was elated to get to hold the baby, even though she could tell I was a stranger and got a little fussy.  She looks just like Riley.  I think Jakell told me her name is Tatum.  She is a doll.  Who knows if I will ever get to see her again. This is my estranged family, and I still don't know what I have done to them that is so bad to be shut out of their lives.   Which brings me to the next wonderful thing that happened to me.

Cortney and ShaRae
On New Years Day, I received a telephone call from my grandson Cortney.  We talked for a long time, but the most important message I received from him was that he wanted us back in his life.  He couldn't think of anything bad that we had done to him.  He had found this blog and thus the phone call.  I was in tears the whole conversation, tears of happiness.  To hear from him was such a wonderful New Years gift.  He said he was the Black Sheep of the family, and guess who reached out to me, yep the Black Sheep.  I love you Cortney and I hope you will keep in touch.

Renee sent me this darling picture of Rozlynn in a bowl.  What a treat she is.  Today she is here asleep in my guest bedroom.  Renee is out here with her Mom to visit with family.  I was elated to get to see them.  When Rozlynn woke up, I had so much fun playing with her.  All I can say is that she is so dang cute!!!!

GOOD NEWS:  As of today Frank has lost 26lbs.  Good job baby, I am so proud of you!!!!

Birthday dinner with the family

My great grandson with Mom & Dad
We went over to Mesquite a few weeks ago for Frank's pain management appointment.  The office is right across the street from Robyn's subdivision.  We went over to visit Robyn and it was nice to see her and Braxton as it had been quite a while. I had fun playing with Braxton after he warmed up to me. Frank went out on the golf course in back of Robyn's home to hit a few balls and was pleased to be able to hit the ball without too much pain. He is going to play nine holes next Friday.  The picture above is the latest family pictures of the Hardy family.  They are such a beautiful family, and yes, even Eric.  I got to see Eric for a few minutes when I went to the Mesquite Hospital last Thursday for the CT scan.  I tried to get him to help me drink that awful chalk drink, but he declined....:)  Erick works at the hospital.