Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Summer is definitely here now!

Hi ya gang! It's definitely summer time here in Texas, hot, humid, hot, windy, hot, sticky, hot and did I mention HUMID! Mind you, it may be that I am noticing it more because of getting older, is very, very humid this year! The temperatures have not gotten to the triple digits yet (late for July in TX), but with the heat feels more than 100! The air just seems so heavy, but....sometimes we get lucky and get a little breeze from the got it...warmer and warmer! Temps don't drop below 80 during the night.  So, this old girl is just staying in as much as possible and loving the AC (probably won't like my electricity bill...but)!  The fur babies are just loving the fact I'm totally devoted to each of their whims to play or eat or a snack or to snuggle or catch a nap with them...LOL!
It was a quiet 4th around here...I tried to keep the fur babies occupied with the fireworks on TV (Macy's was totally AWESOME) so they would not notice too much the ones going off close by.  They seemed to make it okay and I think we were all sleeping soundly before midnight...yep, a little late for us, but the fireworks didn't start until 10 and lasted 30-45 minutes since we had so many different cities going off close together. Here's the page I created for me for my FB family/friends/fans this year..! I used a photo from 2004 of me in the TX bluebonnets.
I created another page for my niece Amy of her daughters and her sister-in-law Hannah. Isn't this lovely? The photos are from Hannah's Facebook pages, used with her permission, the left side are of Blair and Brinson (Amy's husband's brother, Marcus' children) and the right side is Annabeth and her new sissy Eliza. Hannah is Michael and Marcus' sister.  She dotes on these babies. The QP is by lth designs at Digital Scrapbooking Studio.
This page was for TBT for my sister Penny, her Amy, Maggie and her Hayden. This is from the "girl's trip" we took in 2012 to TN and IL to visit family.  They want to do it again, but we would need a bus now to take all of us and we have to wait for Maggie to deliver Chase first...LMBO! I created this using the free kit "Old Time" by Molemina Scraps.

My sister, Kathy, spent the 4th-7th in the hospital....again....they thought it was a flare up of the COPD, but it turns out after the stress test she has a blockage of 80% and one at 50% so they scheduled heart catherization with inserting stents...well, that fell through after a real flare up of the COPD the night before and finally decided to try some new medications at home for 2 weeks, then follow up with the doctor for what's next.  Quite a lot of phone calls, texts and loads of prayers for a couple of days kept me pretty busy too! 
Plus, I watched the USA team win the World Cup and tried to watch the NASCAR races (a 4+ hour rain delay), but I was way to tired and fell asleep about 12:30 a.m. (It didn't end until 2:45 a.m.) I caught the horrific wreck on the news the next morning.
Yesterday morning I had a few errands to do (had not even started my auto for 5 days...LOL) and had my annual well woman I need to schedule a mammogram and bone density test, visit with my cardiologist for my annual check up next week, and my teeth cleaning the week after...then I will be through for another year (6 months on the teeth).  Thank goodness, I've made it through another one.
This is about all I got accomplished as I have been updating and making additions, deletions, and corrections to my Ancestry account.  Plus I am reorganizing all my scrapping freebies, tools, etc on my computer to free up some much needed space before I run out...LOL! Lots of copying to DVD's too for backups! I have several more photos to scrap....just trying to find the right mood and the time to sit long enough...!
Okay, the washer and dryer have stopped so that means folding needs to be done and the wet ones put in to dry and add another load to the washer (I changed the bed again this morning), so guess I will hush for now, hoping all of you have a fantastic time creating memories to share.  Chat more with you next time.  Hugs, Mat


  1. Summer is definately warmer with you than with us. But the humidity is worst, yeah. Hopefully that will go better soon.
    Gosh, what a news about Kathy! Will she have a catharization real soon? Sounds all kind of urgent.
    Isn't it about time we all have a real looong break from hospital visits and bad health news from people we cherish?

    Here we had yesterday some really needed rain, may be today there will be a shower or two again, not sure.
    But may be I can take a few photos this afternoon of some new blooms in my garden.
    And I have to think of dinner for this evening. I have a left over from an oven-dish from yesterday evening, but I am not sure if it will be enough for the 2 of us LOL.
    so I am puzzling about that, h my, it almost sounds important hahahaha! Perhaps I also can take advantage of the fact, temps are lower today, and do some vacuum cleaning??
    Sometimes it is hard to find something to write about, but shouldn;t we be happy that nothing really disturbing is happening? I think so. At least I am for the moment, grin!
    Okay, Matt, better finish now, and do some more blogreading. It still is early here, and oh so lovely quiet!
    Have a wonderful day and weekend to come!

  2. My goodness, I'd be all worn out just following you around all day!!! So glad to hear that your health visits have all turned out good. Good news is always welcome. I hope things turn out well for your sister Kathy.

    Well, today will be a household chore day for me because my grandson Kevin is here to help me with it. So, I'll take my leave here, and be back to chat again soon. You have a super day, hugs, Edna B.

    p.s. Thank you, I did fix that freebie link.

  3. Boa tarde, querida amiga Mat!
    Percebo que você está tão ocupada quanto eu também.
    Minha neta Rebecca e minha bisneta Maria Helena vem quase todo dia aqui e meu tempo é gasto com elas.
    Estou preparando uns tubes de flores para usar nas minhas molduras.
    Espero que sua irmã Kathy esteja melhor e que você também esteja melhor de sua mão. Tenho estado com muita dor no braço que utilizo para fazer todas as coisas.
    Mat, mandei um e-mail para você, pois não compreendi o seu pedido, não sei se você já leu, mas se não foi aquela imagem que você queria, diga como quer, ok?
    Querida amiga, um fim de semana muito feliz e com muita saúde para você e sua família!
    Abraços, Neli.

  4. translated by Google....

    Good afternoon, dear friend Matt!
    I realize that you're as busy as me too.
    Rebecca my granddaughter and my great-granddaughter Maria Helena comes almost every day here and my time is spent with them.
    I am preparing some tubes of flowers to use in my frames.
    I hope your sister Kathy is better and you are also best of your hand. I have been in so much pain in the arm I use to do all things.
    Matt, I sent an email to you as it did not understand your request, do not know if you've read, but it was not that image you want, how you want to say, okay?
    Dear friend, a very happy weekend and good health to you and your family!
    Hugs, Neli.