Saturday, November 8, 2008


I haven't posted anything for awhile and am not sure I can remember what all has happened. I see it has been almost a month since I put anything here.

I had cataract surgery on the 29th of October. Annette came over from Idaho Falls to be my driver. We enjoyed having her here so much. She brought lots of apples for us to juice. While she was here we went to breakfast once and dinner twice. That tells you something about what we enjoy doing! Actually we had planned on Joe's Crab Shack because we had a gift card for there and we knew Annette wanted to go, so that was planned. Because I had to fast before the surgery, none of us ate breakfast so when we got done, we went to JB's for their breakfast bar. Then that evening we were deep into juicing apples so we just cleaned up a bit and went to the Mexican place in town. Then on Thursday night we hit Joe's Crab Shack. Annette and I also managed two trips to the mall and a visit to Sees Candy. We were busy the whole time. Grandpa got right in and helped with the apple juicing. I will try to post a picture of him and Annette working at that.

Our leaves have been steadily falling - four large trees along a very small front yard. It is a recipe for "work". We are very fortunate to have friends and ward members who stop to help us rake. One day I got 4 bags done and quit because my back hurt. The next day when I got home from the doctor's the rest of the yard had been done. Then a week or so ago we looked out our window and there were 4 people raking in the yard. Yesterday I decided I had better make a dent in the leaves and after I had been there 4 bags worth, two young sisters came from around the corner with their rakes and worked with us. Then the Elders stopped and helped also. Looking at the leaves on the trees, I figure we have at least one more yard full to do before we are finished for the year - maybe a little more.

Yesterday one of the sisters I go visiting teaching to called me about her appointment. She had the flu and didn't want us to catch it from her. I asked her if she would like a meal and she was very grateful at the thought. So I took her homemade potato soup (already in the freezer) hot biscuits, fresh homemade choc. chip cookies (cookie dough already in the refrigerator) and a container of home canned peaches. It only took me the time to stick the biscuits and cookies in the oven and thaw the soup.

Then - we went to a baby shower at Chuck E Cheese!! That's right - a baby shower held there. This was for Ashley who is Sioux's daughter. I didn't know if grandpa would go (it was for families) but when I pointed out that we would probably see Carissa and NiTasha there as well as Sioux he went. We enjoyed visiting with all of them. Ashley's baby is due on Jan. 29th. They have a little boy about 3. We ate some pizza - pepperoni which I do not like - and I got some salad which I did like.

My eye is healing well, grandpa is doing well, and Muffin is pregnant. She should have her puppies at Thanksgiving time - not great planning on our part but we don't have a say about when she comes in heat. She is moaning and groaning and having a hard time jumping onto my chair to sit on my lap. I can't think of any more news. I don't always post a comment on your blogs, but I do read and enjoy them. I will try to be better about commenting.


Melinda said...

So glad to hear about life with you and Grandpa! That's so wonderful about all your lawn helpers. Glad to hear the surgery went well. Can't wait to see pictures of muffin's litter this month!

Nicia said...

Hooray for puppies (to come)!! That is exciting. I am glad you guys are doing well, and even more glad the surgery went well. I know what you mean with the commenting. I feel bad not commenting on every blog I read, but you can only do so much!

Farrell Family said...

It sounds like you guys have been busy. That's great that you have so many good neighbors and friends to help with all the raking (and I'm sure shoveling snow when that comes). That is a big job.
I can't wait to see Muffin's little puppies.
Glad your surgery went well.

Rachel H. said...

Glad your surgery went well and I am glad my mom was able to go over to help out. I am assuming you aren't going anywhere for Thanksgiving with Muffin having her puppies--does that mean you will have visitors there??

Kathy said...

Loved reading your blog update. Will you be keeping any of the puppies? Really glad that your surgery went well, and that you have such great neighbors! Wish my visiting teacher would have called while I was sick......your meal sounded so yummy!

Michelle said...

That's so fun about Muffin! She took her time, but puppies will sure keep you and Grandpa hopping... :-) Glad the surgery went well, and I am so jealous you guys went to Joe's Crab Shack. I have wanted to get down there for a couple years now!

Nathan and Esther Manwaring said...

I am glad my mom got to go be with you. I know it means a lot to her that she got to be with you. You have been keeping busy. that is exciting that muffin will have a litter.