My dad loved Easter, he loved every holiday, but Easter was one of his favorites. He was Polish and really enjoyed all of the Polish food we had for the holiday...mmmmmmm mmmmmmmm GOOD!
Easter was also his last holiday with us and he was too sick to eat and enjoy dinner, so Easter makes me a little sad and makes me miss my Dad very much....I do not like to go to the cemetery, although the cemetery where he is resting is absolutely beautiful, I just get so overcome with sadness and it stays with me for a few days. But this year something is calling me there and I feel like I need to go, so that is what I will do later in the afternoon & by myself. I don't like to go there with anyone, that's my time there with my dad and sometimes I just stand and look out over all of the headstones and wonder and sometimes I sit and cry and try to remember what he sounded like :(
I wish that he was here to see his Nikky get married this September, I think he would be fighting Mr. P for the chance to walk her down the aisle and I wished he would have been here to see Billy graduate from Boot. He would have been so proud!
Dad, where ever you are know that I think of you every day and I look at your picture on my mantle every morning & every night before I go to bed...I love you!
I had to go for a treadmill-stress test today....ever had one? If you didn't have a heart condition before starting the test you'll have one for sure when you get off that thing!
As many of you know I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, fun-fun! Well for about the last three years I have been getting short of breath, I had a normal echo cardiogram right about the time the shortness of breath started. It still comes and goes and is really pronounced when I am very fatigued or when walking and talking at the same time & I LOVE TO TALK!!! My primary care doctor spoke to my rheumatologist and they decided that maybe I should have this test done to check blood flow to my heart and to rule out Rheumatic Heart Disease...I don't think I have that, I just think that maybe sometimes I get tired and just need to slow down!
And that's exactly what I told the doctor that kept cranking up that stupid treadmill...just a bit faster, the incline is going to go up just a bit more...faster now faster...
UMMMMM doctor, pufff puffffff ahhhhhhaarrghhhh excuse me I can't feel my lips.
Your lips, are the numb and tingly?
Can you breath Mrs. Platt?
Not really & don't call me Mrs. Platt.
Well just try to keep going.
Mrs. Platt, are you o.k.?
NO...I can't feel my face and I am lightheaded, stop asking me questions because I cannot breathe and you are making me use valuable oxygen....
Mrs. Platt get ready to jump off HURY JUMP!!!
Are you kidding me JUMP! I'll jump right out that window ~ Jerk....
How are you doing?
Seriously, how am I doing, how do I look like I am doing????
Yes, that is how the exchange between patient & doctor went...he just smiled :) I am cranky I know it & I apologize Doctor Korbin. That's o.k., you did great!
Well, after that I needed a nap! Did I get one NOPE, had a few extra minutes to myself so I took in some much needed Retail Therapy ~ ahhhh can we say Happy Girl!
No not my attic...I found this online but you get the picture....when we took over the house it was in a bit if disrepair. So we set about to fix the things that we needed to. Gutted the kitchen & bathroom down to the studs and in a few short weeks we had two "new rooms"!
Then on to the dining room...viola BRAND NEW! Front porch which was enclosed and not usable until we put in new hardwood flooring and heat...again VIOLA usable space!
We were told by my in-laws that the roof was fairly new so we weren't that worried about it...UNTIL!!!!! Mr. P went up to clean the gutters the following fall..."ummmmm, honey, honey we need a new roof and the chimney needs to be fixed" ~ MONEY PIT!!!!!
Well, we had a new roof put on, chimney fixed but it was too small for a new flue, not up to fire code so we had a gas inset put in!
Mr. P has been up poking around a few times and always comes down a mess...but with a glimmer of excitement in my heart I went up to day & was hoping to find some hidden treasures...the old roof leaked on boxes of old clothes, books, blah blah blah......pictures, Vintage Christmas Cards, old Gorgeous Luggage & then the from the banging and hammering when the old roof was ripped off (4 layers of old roof) & the new roof put on it made a mess, black tar debris covering everything. So sad....My Husbands grandmother never threw anything out so we have A LOT OF SORTING & CLEANING TO DO UP THERE ~ GRRRRRR!
I banged my head on the roof several times, had a sneezing attack and then finally felt the floor shift when I said I had had enough!!! Down I went and got cleaned up!
All we managed to do was make a bigger mess and move things from one side to the other...I am not sure if we can salvage anything but we'll go up again and look around some more and decide what we want to do.
Billy called me yesterday morning as we were scooting out so he told me he would call back so as not to hold us up, well he called and wouldn't you know it his Vonage phone was giving him trouble AGAIN...the call goes through but we can't hear him & he can hear us....I think it might be the room he moved into when he was promoted to Cpl....phone has been acting up ever since. Needless to say I was heartbroken, he so wanted to show us the pictures and talk to us, we haven't been able to talk to him sine he called to say he was granted early orders home...I have been in a bit if a funk all day, I so wanted to hear his voice & he kept trying all night & I know he was getting so frustrated. I e-mailed him a little note this morning & kept popping onto AOL & Facebook all night to see if he was there :( NOPE!!
So another weekend without a conversation to get me through to the next...."CHIN UP MOMMA BEAR your cub will be home soon" was MR. P's assuring response to my early morning tears....Love that guy!
Wrentham Premium Outlets ~ can we say AHHHHHHHHH SHOPPING!
Up early and out the door as soon as Nikky pulled in, no not really...I got sidetracked by a few phone calls before I was all dolled up & then as we were walking out the door Billy The Kid called all the way from Okinawa ~ LOL!
He chatted with his big sis for quite a bit and then gave me a quick "Hiya' Ma...I'll call you and dad tonight, got lots of pictures for you guys to see, love ya call ya back tonight ~ Click" So that means that I'll have some more snaps to share with all of you tomorrow!
Now on to the task at hand, SHOPPING!!!! Ahhhhhh, be still my heart! The first place we stopped at was....
I got Nikky a small cross body bag for her B-Day but she really wanted a bigger bag so I told her that we could go back together and get a bigger one...anything for my sweetie! Let me tell you the bag she got was bigger than her!!!!
This bag but in black ~ so pretty, but she'll need a hand truck to get it around after she loads it up. She grabbed herself a sweet little wristlet too, of course to match her new B-Day gift! She is just too precious...
Then I moved on to the Clark's Outlet!!! Happy Girl!!!! Picked up these little numbers!
After that we checked out a few kitchen stores and then off to the Mall & the Bridal Store...I think I found the dress that I will wear, Nikky liked it so after a few more LBS melt off (LOL) I'll go back to scoop it up! I think I 'll get coral & a coral bag & shoes with a floral print wrap....Nikky didn't find the shoes she wanted so we'll just keep looking....
Mike's mom offered to have the shower at her house so that will be a big help!!!! Their house is so much bigger than ours and of course I won't have to worry about kenneling up the dogs for the day...
So things are coming together..I'm going to go sit my butt down now and have a cup of tea!
Hope that all of you have a great day! Remember to keep our guys & gals in your prayers, especially Justin, Justin, Blake, Ryan, Mark & Billy :) also, please keep my blogger pal Julie's mom in your thoughts and prayers....
We have decided to go up into the attic this weekend and inventory our "junk" ~ tomorrow Nik & I are shopping but Sunday HOLD ME BACK!!! I cannot wait to get up there!
I love to poke around & look at things, my mother's aunt & uncle used to live in the charming house when we were young and she had the best attic....old jewelry, shoes, gloves, hats, dresses....OH BE STILL MY HEART ~ Antiques galore!!! I used to love going up there and exploring....Aunt Rose & Uncle Joe, they are characters! They moved a few years back, their only child David has a big house on a lake in Pascog, RI so they went to live there, they sure do miss the old place though!
I remember going there when were were small & having tea & cookies, she was always dressed up, her manner of dress always reminded me of I Love Lucy! She kind of behaved like Lucy too, daffy but so lovable!
So, a little off track for a minute but..yeah that's what we'll be doing :) I take pictures of any good JUNK that i find!
Hope that you had a great day, Until tomorrow Be Safe & God Bless!
I wasn't going to blog tonight, just toooo tired! It was a long week :( but something kept calling me to my computer (no it wasn't on-line shopping freshie!!) it was all of you, my blog pals! I would have missed out on your day & all that you have to say & share....so up I came, sat down and started to read!
See I would have missed all of you TOOOOOOOO MUCH!
Please say a prayer for Theresa & Mark, Mark was in a car accident this morning (she's Cindylou's sweet sister)!
Also, please rememebr our Military and say a prayer for all of them...especially Justin, Justin, Blake, Mark, Ryan & Billy!
Mr. P is on a mission to clean out the attic!!! Now you say oh no, but I say oh yeah!!! I love going up there but I am afraid to go up alone...we have the pull down stairs and they just scare the heck out of me...
It's chuck full of good stuff, stuff we can keep & re-purpose and stuff we can sell...I can't wait to get up there and poke around!!
Oh and just in case you were wondering I cut my hair...now I feel like me again ~ LOL!!! I'll pay-up but...I bet if I make a pouty face Mr. P will let me keep my $100.00 :) ~ hey, it;s worth a shot, I'm not proud! $100.00 bucks can get me a lot of good junk!
Nikky & I are going out shopping Saturday, first to the outlets and then to David's Bridal so she can order her shoes and her unmentionables shhhhhh!!!
Well, I'm off...Until tomorrow, Be Safe & God bless!!
THIS WHOLE GROWING MY HAIR OUT A BIT IS JUST NOT WORKING FOR ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I wouldn't mind stopping by the Parris Island Barber Shop for a quick touch-up or shave-down ~ which ever it really doesn't matter at this point because I'll probably take the razor to it myself ~ GRRRRR!
I feel like one BIG FAT HOT MESS no this just isn't going to work...only problem is that I bet Mr. P I could let it grow out a bit this time, $100.00...so how do I get myself out of this one...I know, I know!!!!
Honey, Gabe (that me hairdresser, short for Gabriella) was just trimming things up a bit when I sneezed and she slipped....so it's really not my fault. See, honey she had to cut the rest so it would all blend in....HMMMMMMMM ~ hey, it could work! Did I ever tell you that I was Lucille Ball in another life???
Well, I'm off!
Until tomorrow, Be Safe & God Bless!!!
Please keep up the prayers....Justin, Justin, Blake, Ryan, & Mark ~ prayers going up!!
Monday....it always seems like it's MONDAY morning :( Never a fan of Monday never will be a fan of Monday, I just don't like you Monday....SO GO AWAY!!
Monday morning is yucky enough but when it's a rainy Monday morning...oh no!!! Pull the covers up over my head and leave me there until Tuesday!
Work was busy, but that's not a bad thing I'd rather be busy than twiddling my thumbs ~
I am hooked on that new show Parenthood, I watched the first two episodes last night "On Demand" when I could sleep & I think I might go watch #3 and then see if part 2 of "The Pacific" has been put "On Demand" yet...
Did any of you watch that, it was really good! I enjoyed "Band of Brothers" so you know if it's A Marine thing I'm gonna' be watching :)
Hope you all have a great night & hey, tomorrow is Tuesday ~ Bad Old Monday will be long gone for another week!!
The sun was out and my windows were wide open today while I did my housework, what a nice feeling!
Tomorrow night Mr. P and I have decided that we are going to celebrate our good news and go off of our diet just a bit...I stopped by the butcher shop on my way home from the market this afternoon and picked up two nice little steaks for the grill, they are marinating right this very minute!
I found some reduced fat Blue Cheese and a new dressing by "Marie's" ~ it's made with yogurt and looks very delicious! So steaks on the grill, a nice big salad with Blue Cheese crumbles, roasted cauliflower & a bottle of wine to toast our good fortune!
I'd put up a countdown but with all of the excitement around here yesterday morning I forgot to ask Billy when he'd be heading home :)
Oh well, Until tomorrow, Be Safe & God Bless!!
Please continue to pray for Justin, Justin, Mark, & Blake.....
Ladies, Ladies, LADIES!!!!!!!!! I am so excited I have been floating on clouds all day long!!!!! Billy called this morning, he was issued early orders & will be back in the States late June!!!! Home here in our house!!!! I CANNOT WAIT!!! He has been gone since January 26th of 2009 and wasn't supposed to be stateside until January 2011 ~ California Her We Come!!!
I have been laughing and crying all day long ~ miss that boy more than words.... He sang Home by Daughtry to me when I answered the phone....every time it came on the radio today, I just burst into tears, happy tears!!!!!
I do not want to be the doggie nurse, I do not want to be the wife, I do not want to be the housekeeper.....
I am so tired, I knew that it would be a lot of work nursing Bailey back & we work opposite shifts me 1st, Mr. P 3rd so I always feel like it's Me & Me against the world!
I took yesterday off of that Ms. B would have one more day of close supervision, we went out for 40 minutes and in that 40 minutes she figured out how to use her dewclaws to grab onto and push up on the cone around her head :( when we got in I went out to check her and the cone was off, she was covered in blood and her stitches had been pulled out, she had op end her leg up....RINGGGGG RINGGGGG RINGGGGGG....hello, Mr. Vet we have a problem HELP!!!! Back she went, free of charge thank you Mr. Vet, leg re-stitched. Mr. P called him again today and talked to him about her anxiety since having this done, they gave her doggie Valium PLEASE, fingers crossed that it works and she relaxes because if not you're going to be reading about the lady that had to poke her own eyes out at work to stay awake ~ LOL!!
Slap Happy - a term used to describe one's mood when sleep deprived or tired. Signs of being 'slap happy' include inane rambling, strange remarks, odd random behavior, making strange sounds, uncontrollable laughter at one's own jokes.
Sleep is a must tonight I have to go back to work tomorrow and I just don't know what I am going to do????
Any suggestions, ideas, babysitters out there in Blog-Ville????
As the weather men predicted it is raining & quite hard I might add....not a pitter-patter more like a steady downpour.
I've been inside all day with the exception of helping Ms. B along when she needs to get out and down the stairs of the deck....not another great night for sleep and I think it has fianlly caught up with me ~ PLEASE PLEASE Sleep tonight little lady, I am begging you, I give you an entire box of treats if you just sleep!!!
She's actually been relatively quiet to day and I had her out and about for a bit this morning and this afternoon. Applied some heat to her little leg and then did some excercises and then applied some ice! She didn't mind me touching her leg just wasn't crazy about the heat or the cold ~ would have rather played with the ice :)
Just finished a very good book...Tracy if your reading this you have to pick up "A Death In Vienna" ~ a very good "who done it"!
Hello ladies, just a quick post tonight...my number one patient had a rough night :(
She cried and whined, I sat with her & rubbed her head, I patted her belly...we dressed up warm and went out on the deck in the middle of the night, we cried some more ~ yes at that point I was crying too!
Mr. P came down to take over to no avail, Bailey was having no part of it and yes, believe it or not threw a doggie temper tantrum. Barking, whining, howling, thrashing around. So back downstairs I came....
What to do, light bulb....I'll just camp out next to you, will that make you quiet down and relax a bit????? Set myself up, tossed the couch cushions in front of the crate, grabbed my pillows & blanket. Popped open the crate door, took off that silly cone out she squirmed and what you see at the top of the page was the end result.
Mr. P came down at about 6:45 this morning and turned right back around and grabbed the camera. Hey, I'm not proud, I'll do anything for a couple of winks & if camping out gets us another few hours of sleep that's what we'll do!
We're expecting rain tomorrow ~ ALL DAY....good day for chicken soup & reading ALL DAY :)
@Cindylou, so happy that you heard from that Sweet Justin twice in one day, I know your heart and sprits were lifted up and you were OVER THE MOON! That too made my day, happy tears and happy BANANA DANCE for you OOH-RAH!
@Thresea, please let me know when you'll be by, I need me some spring cleaning around here ;)!
@Joyce, thanks for that video of that sweet little Makoa, made my day, lots of hugs!
@Julie, I do hope that you are feeling better today & that you hear from your Justin soon too ~ OOH-RAH!!!
@Heather, Thaks for all of your kind words and prayers, God Bless!
Well, every picture tells a story and this one is saying "ouch"....she has a pain patch on her back until Sunday and some oral pain meds to start on tomorrow....I wish I could make it all better for her, she's a handful but I'd rather have her running all about getting into mischief than looking so sad with her poor hurt little leg!
Poor little darlin' surgery went well, took longer than expected because both of her tendons were shot, one was ruptured and it took a while to stitch and tack them back and then place the screws and pins & then what we didn't want to hear she has pretty advanced arthritis in that knee...she's only 3 ~ my poor sweetie :( but her vet said that with proper rehad and some doggie arthritis medication her little leg should be as good as new. She'll know when she's had enough and when to take it slow & hey Mr. P is no spring chick so a slow trot out to the field to flush out birds will be o.k. with him!
Max was a Nervous Nelly all day pacing and looking for her, poor old man. He was so happy to see her when she came in, he stood by her crate while Mr. P helped her get in and then poked his head in to check things out....he kept going over and looking in on her. I moved his bed so he could be next to her. Max you silly old man, just wait until she's feeling better...she'll be pouncing on you like there's no tomorrow!
Thanks for all of your prayers, I be sure to keep everyone up on her progress!
Have a great night, Be Safe & God Bless!
Please continue to pray for Justin, Justin, Blake, Ryan & Mark ~ Semper Fi
Yes, that's right...my poor baby :( she tore her cruciate ligament ~ that is the equivalent to our ACL back in February of 2009 and the vet had us doing all kinds of exercises and whatnot, but nothing has helped so she went back last week (we spend as much time at the vets office as we did at the pediatricians ~LOL) so he could take another look and checked her out AGAIN & decided that it was definitely time!
I feel so bad for that little pipsqueak, in case you are not familiar with our relationship, MS. B & me...well she thinks I'm her momma & I treat her like my little baby...so I'll be a worry wart all day long tomorrow...
She got a special dinner, tonight! No breakfast for her tomorrow, that's going to be tough, she's a chow hound no pun intended!! Max will be pacing around wondering where his breakfast is, poor old guy. He'll get a big ole bowl of vittles when Mr. P gets in from dropping the patient off :(
I bought her some new toys so that she'll stay busy in her crate, it's big an roomy so she won't be cramped, I'll put her bed in there for her and her blanket and I'll be staying with her right through to Tuesday just to be sure she is o.k.
So, when you're saying your prayers please say a quick one for my little pup...
Until tomorrow Be Safe & God Bless!!
Please continue to keep Justin, Justin, Blake, Ryan & Mark in your prayers ~ Ooh-Rah!!
The Islander Inn Ocean Isle North Carolina ~ Destination Wedding Nikky & Mike!!!!
Can I get a woot woot!
Nikky & I were discussing travel to & from the beach to the restaurant where the party will be and she & Mike have decided on an old fashioned trolley from Wilmington Trolley, booked it today to transport all of the guest back & forth, what fun we will have!! Since it's an extra expense for the two of them we are going to help them out with it, I just cannot wait to see my beautiful baby girl on her wedding day!
I've decided on the Shower Brunch Menu (Nikky knows when the shower is, I left the date on my wedding planner note pad so she saw it!!)
Cheesy Hash Brown Bake
Bagels & Cream Cheese
Oh I cannot wait....
Nikky & Mike ~ we love you so much!!
Did I ever show you Nikky's ring???? Look Look isn't it BEAUTIFUL!!!
Billy called us Saturday evening our time Sunday morning his time to say hi, catch up & to show us some pictures from his Saturday Outing....So without further ado, pictures from Hedo Point; courtesy of Cpl Platt!!
Billy climbed out onto the bluffs to get these pictures, Katrina took pictures of him taking pictures while yelling at him to get off the "CLIFF"!!
Doesn't this rock formation look like a turtle?????
The road up to the point.....
Katrina singing cadence and marching along....
Billy, ready for lunch....
Well, I hope you enjoyed them...if they have time next Saturday they are going on a day trip to see WWII ruins.
Until tomorrow, Be Safe & God Bless!
Please continue to pray for Justin, Justin, Ryan, Blake, & Mark!
Well Hello, my name is Lynda and I’m 43 years old…I’ve been happily married 2x to the same man for let’s see all together 17 years. Yes that’s what I said 2x, I took a 2.5 year hiatus ~ we were young and silly. My hubby’s name is Billy; yes I have two of them. Big & Lil', we also have a daughter her name is Nikky, oh and can't forget Max & Bailey our four legged kids!
Our daughter Nikky is busy, busy, busy planning her wedding :) !!!!!
Our son is a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps ~ PDS Okinawa Japan.