Sunday, February 22, 2015

Sun's Out

Looks a lot nicer outside with the sun shining!!  Hope it continues to shine today as that makes things look so much brighter.  All  is well at my house.  I am feeling good and getting along a-okay.  In about a month now, it will be spring!!  And we are still due for our January thaw so maybe that will come in March, too.

Little Turner will be a whole week old today!  I'm sure they are settling into a routine - sort of - out there in Portland with the new little family member.  There have been some cute pictures come through of the two sweetie pies in Denver, also.  Will have to go back through the texts and put the pictures where I can get them into a post.   Have been kind of lazy about doing that lately.  A little case of the winter blahs, maybe.  I am sure we are all afflicted with that to some extent.

Hope the sun shines on you, too!!!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

A Visit to the Doctor

Yesterday I went to see my doctor and came away feeling good at what he told me.  I can actually do away with the oxygen in the daytime but will stay on it at night.  That is what I had been doing for the last couple of years and it's god to get back to that.  Naturally, I will keep monitoring my levels but this is such a good stgep forward.  I will be going to see the kidney specialist in March and we will see what he has to say, also. I really like my doctor - he is yhoung (cute, too) and spends time explaining things without being in a hurry to get away.  Will keep on with my exercises and doing what I am supposed to be doing and continue to get myh strength back.  Think I will start doing a couple of stairsteps a day up and down and work on that gradually.  

Still waiting for the weather to moderate and this bitter cold to go away.  It will eventually, I am sure.  We need a January thaw in February!!  Don't know that we had one in January!

Stay warm!!!!  Spring will come one of these days!!!!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Annie has a New Little Brother

Such a happy day!!  Sunday evening around 7:30 p.m. Michigan time, a new little boy was born in Portland, Oregon, to Molly and Doug.  His name is Turner Barclay - he takes his Grandpa Goff's name as his middle name, much to Barclay's surprise and joy.  Turner joins Annie, his big sister, to be in the loving care of their parents.  Needless to say, all family members on both sides are overjoyed and Turner, Annie, Molly and Doug are surrounded by so much love from both sides of their families.   His Aunt Hannah, who is about halfway through her nurse's training, was there as dula.

Welcome, beautiful little baby boy!!  We love you all so very much.


Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day from Funoldhag

Know you've seen this before, but thought it was a good red and white picture to have on this Valentine's Day.  Hope you and yours have a great day!  

Our weather is just about as terrible as it can get.  Wind chill is supposed to be way down there tonight.  How good it will be when this weather has gone on and been replaced with some balmier air!   All is well at my house--doing my exercises and eating right.  First part of the week coming up will be busy and I hope it isn't as cold.

Until next time stay warm!!!!!   Funoldhag

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Baby, It's Cold Outside

Wow!  What a wicked winter!   Cold, cold, cold and windy--not a good combination.  However sun is shining in the front of my house so it doesn't look that bad.  Surely it will moderate soon.

Again, just a few words to let you know that I continue to get stronger as I do my exercises.  The physical therapist was here today with another set and I can mix up the ones that I do.  I do have another issue that is being addressed and will know more about that the first part of next week.  I am feeling good, though.

Waiting for the new little one in Portland to arrive pretty much any day.  Maybe a little Valentine?

Stay warm if you're where the cold is!!!!!     Funoldhag

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Cold, but Sun is Shining

That's really an improvement!!  Looking out and seeing the sun is a very nice change.  All is going well here at my house.  I am doing my exercises and did a little housewalking today.  Yesterday, I got out for a while to go give blood.  My son-in-law took me - then I had him stop at the DQ and I had myself a nice chocolate malt!!  How about that?  Tasted yummy!  Drank about half of it yesterday then froze it and did away with the rest today.  Love those things but don't have one vey often.

Certainly in need of a haircut!  Sherry was going to check with the girl we go to today when she has her hair done and see if she can get me in on Monday which Sher has off.  Really look like an oldhag!  

When I came in the front door yesterday, I was pleasantly surprised that that last step was so much easier than it had been the last time.  Guess those exercises are paying off.  Today has been a rather quiet one with no nurses or physical therapists coming in.  That is about to wind up anyway, I think.  I am hoping when the weather moderates (it is bound to ;one of these days) that I will be able to make one of our Sit and Sews and other outings.  The only bugaboo is the oxygen tank but that lasts for about four hours I think so that should take care of most outings for me.

On my menu tonight is another bowl of our veggie soup!!  Gets better by the day.  I froze two servings in ziplock bags and that worked out well.   For tomorrow night, I have some of Sher's good lasagna thawing in the fridge and I'll make a lettuc salad to go with it.  Eating pretty darned good, I would say!

See you later!!  Carol

Saturday, February 7, 2015

What's Going On at My House

A quick update on Funoldhag.  I contine to get stronger and am working hard at it.  My day goes by so quickly with lots of things to do such as exercise, a little housekeeping, everyday paperwork, etc., etc.  Also a nurse comes every so often and a physical therapist.  All that is what will get me back in the world!!

Sherry wanted to know this morning if I wanted to work as a team on a big pan of veggie soup!!  Wow, yes, I do!  That sounds so good  We will do that Sunday.  That soup will be like money in the bank for all of us!!

 Today she will get my laundry and groceries.  Have been doing well in the food department and am eating so much better than I did!!!  Can you believe I haven't had hardly any ice cream?  Attagirl, Carol!

Now I have some checks to write so will sign off here.  Hope you all have a good weekend.  It's going to be a much milder day here today than we have had.  Cold weather will be back late next week, I guess, maybe hopefully for the last time.  What weird weather!

See you later!!!  Carol

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Home for Almost a Week Now

I am sorry I have not posted anything else since I have been home.  I am doing well and seems like I am keeping busy getting caught up on things and with visits from home care, etc.  So happy to say that I am able to completely take personal care of myself and to do odds and ends around home.  I have a shower seat  in the bathtub and take a "bath" that way.  Miss sitting in the deep warm water of my tub but that won't happen anymore.  Everything changes, doesn't it?   And we have to accept that fact.   Naturally, I am also no speed demon and take timeouts to rejuvenate.  So will take it slow and steady!  I see my family doctor today and am anxious to talk to him.  Lots of questions to ask.

News on the greatgrandchild front--Annie's little baby brother is due within the next week.  Henry and Lauren are thriving.  Henry has gone skiing with his daddy a couple of times.  He will be a skier for sure.  Lauren is walking all over the place and such a happy little girl.

My daughter, Sherry, and her Barc have been taking such good care of  me.   I love and appreciate them like you can't believe!  And I am so thankful to all who have made comments, sent cards, have me in your thoughts and prayers.  It means so much.  I have also had some yummy food brought in and thanks so much for that.  There is one soup that was super delicious  that I wish I had the recipe for.  It came with chocolate cookies!

Later on have some long posts to write and want to get back to putting in some pictures, too, so you have something to look at!!   We need color in our lives!


Thursday, January 29, 2015

Home Sweet Home

A quick post to let you know that I am now at home!!!!  It will probably be a while before I am out and about but just being here is sweet.  Will make appointment to see my doctor the first of next week and am anxious to talk to him.  Moving around well but not fast.  Fixed my breakfast this morning before what will probably be a busy day.  I have the oxygen people coming and someone from home health care is supposed to come and help me with puttiing some things away.  Slept well in my own cozy bed.  Will be posting more later -  Funoldhag    Carol

Monday, January 19, 2015

Hi from fun oldhag

didn't get post up yesterday. Seems like time flies - lots going on and a lot of hurry up and wait. Have had therapy every day ad think am doing great on that. Will actually go home for in. home evaluation tomorrow but have to come back. Hoping after that the next time back won't be too long.  Wish I could be on my big computer and type normally. Hunting and pecking is hard!  When I go home I want to stay there and not have to return.  I took a selfie yesterday but haven't figured out how to get it on post. Was elated to have shower and shampoo yesterday!      I thank you for your nice words and thoughts of me.  This blogging has always been a fun  thing for me to do.  Funoldhag

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Here I am

No pictures today but will let you know I am still around and hoping to be home in a couple of weeks or earlier. Got sidetracked after Christmas with my copd  and was in hospital a week.  Now getting therapy and rehab and getting really good feedback on progress. Believe me I,m working hard and will do this.   Have a brand new iPad and trying to get it figured out. We will see if this makes it on to my blog.   cannot say enough about my sherry and her Barclay.  My son and wife will be here later. Families are so scattered as almost all of you know.  Fourth little great grand baby due February 9in Portland.    Will be able to FaceTime great with this gadget.  So all is well and progressing.  If this works will do another tomorrow.   Funoldhag

Friday, December 26, 2014

A Great Christmas

Despite the fact that colds or flu hit everyone (knock on wood  - except Funoldhag) for the actual Christmas celebration, it was a very sweet, fun time with those of my family that were together.  First Barclay, my son-in-law, came down with something.  Then Ian, Hannah's boyfriend, had a cold when they got there, followed by Hannah starting to cough, etc., on Christmas Eve.  Sherry fought it yesterday and today she can rest and take it easy and get over it.  Sounds like we didn't have a good time - but we did!!   
Christmas morning we had a family "get together" over the internet!  Ian fixed it up some way so that  Molly and her family in Portland and Norah and her family in Denver and the five of us were all on a three way facetime so that we could watch the little ones open the gifts we had sent them.   Above is Annie opening a little dollhouse from Grandma and Grandpa here in Michigan.  Henry tore into his gifts with gusto (reminiscent of his mommy when she was about that age) and was very enthusiastic about Christmas this year.  Lauren was not too enthusiastic about gifts this year but she is just ll months old.  Annie was very methodical in opening hers and very enthusiastic about looking things over.  She is adorable (as they all are).  She was really into a pink toolbox that Henry and Lauren sent her.   I could never have imagined even ten years ago that we would spend Christmas together on the internet.  
 Annie and Daddy

Sweet Lauren

The girls texted these pictures of the kiddies earlier.  Thought you would enjoy Henry feeding Lauren's little dolly.  It certainly seems that some day a long time from now will be a good daddy!  

Two years ago, our family decided to have the adults draw names for a nice gift and then get stocking stuffers for every one.  You might remember that I made a stocking for each.  That has turned into such a fun tradition!  After watching the kids open their things, it was our turn to open the stocking stuffers.  Lots of fun and a lot of thought and love went into the items each person picked out.  Next came the one big gift each one received from their Secret Santa.     So much fun to see who had your name and what you got.  There is a website where Molly put all our names in and they paired up the giftor and giftee.  Even avoided husbands and wives from getting each other's name.  Each person put up a list of things they would like and the giftor could pick from that.  I had Chad, Norah's husband, and one of his was a beer making kit.  Found that on Amazon and sent it along.   I just put on my list a cozy nightie, wool socks and earrings.  By golly, Norah had my name and I got all of them.  

We spent a long time in our gift unwrapping session and it was almost as good as being together.  Later everyone was texting about the neat stocking stuffers and how much fun we all had.  I also talked to Bill - he and Ann were with her sister and family and her mom.  They were having a great Christmas, also.  

I am sure the kids will continue with this tradition over the years--when the little ones are all grown up they can join in the name drawing.  However, it is so much fun finding them presents and seeing the excitement they get from receiving.  Christmas is so much more fun with little ones around!!  

In my box to Bill and Ann, I sent along a picture of a tabletopper I will be giving Ann.  Could not finish it with my machine in the shop but now I can get it quilted and bound in the next week or so and get it off to her.  Just sent her a picture of the top and here it is
It was a big Christmas!!!!!!!