Wednesday, April 29, 2009

More bad news!

I haven't been posting very much but its been a a busy month for me. Working on my garden and my flower beds and my Mom's flowers. But then we had another blow on saturday. My step-dad had to be rushed to the hospital. All of a sudden he couldn't walk and was losing control of bodily functions. They have done all kinds of tests, bloodwork and still have not really found the root of what is causing this to happen. The MRIs do not show signs of a stroke but something is going on with his blood. Plateletts are low, white count low. When the stand him up his blood pressure drops very low. They are now calling it Ataxia. I have read on the internet about it and he does have the symptoms but didn't seem like they come on that quickly.
So I don't think they know what is wrong with him. They wanted to send him to a nursing home in the town we live in but we want him to go to the rehab that he went to after his heart surgery this past summer. If we can't get him in the rehab then my brother is going to bring him home and take him to Physical Therapy. I don't know how that will work out as my stepbrother is not in the best of health either and to have Pop in this shape is going to be even harder on him. My Mom is taking it really hard too and I am pretty worried about her.
I wish I had a sister who would come and help us. Right now its just on my stepbrother and I to do it all. We have other brothers but they are busy with their own lives and can't come help us.

But we are trying to help Mom and Dad and are determined to not let them down.
I took off work yesterday and cleaned their house and took care of Mom. She was so worn out and I made her stay home and rest.
Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers.
Much Love to you all!


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Hi and news from my Mom!

Hi Everyone! My Mom wanted me to tell every one that she has been so busy working in our garden. You know that me and my Kitty Sister are keeping a eye on her while she is busy planting.

She said to tell every one Hello and that she will post again this week to tell you all about her garden and her flowers. We hope every one had a Great Week-end!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Sunday and the week before.

I hope every one had a wonderful Easter week-end. I really enjoyed it. It was a rough day on Good friday. We had some more tornadoes that touched down all around us. Not in our town but in some neighboring towns. It really caused alot of devastation in Murfreesboro which is a few counties east of us. A F-4 tornadoe hit several subdivisons. A 30 year old mother and her 9 week old baby daughter were killed and the father was critically injured. So very sad. Here is link to a video of one of it that someone made. We have been very lucky so far this year as it has been a stormy spring for us.
Last thursday morning on my way into work I saw a hot air balloon floating over downtown Nashville. I had to take some pictures of it as it was so serene as it was floating along.

I have been so busy trying to get my garden planted that I haven't had a chance to post or even visit any ones blogs. So tonight I am playing catch up! I hope every one has a wonderful spring week!

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Just some pretty spring pics!

After getting up to almost 80 last sunday, we went to the upper 30s and had snow flurries on Monday and Tuesday. Below is what the sky looked like on sunday evening.

Before it got cloudy and cold I had to take some pictures of my tulips. These are micro shots.

Also Mom and I went for a sunday afternoon drive in the country and found this beautiful horse that seemed to be posing for a picture so I had to take one of him.
And last is a picture of a Apple blossom on my Apple tree.
I hope every one is having a wonderful spring week!

Saturday, April 04, 2009

This what I want in my Easter basket!

Who wouldn't want something this sweet in their basket? Its my Great Nephew, Mr. Sam B.
He is now 10 weeks old. Isn't he a big boy? He looks alot like his Grandaddy(my brother)when he was a baby in these pictures. I want to see him again as I haven't seen him since he was 4 weeks old.
I Love You Samuel!!!!
xoxoxoxooxxooxoxoxx0x0x0x0x00x0x0x+ Lots of them for my sweet Boy!!!!!!
I hope every one has been having a wonderful Spring Week-end!

Friday, April 03, 2009

More rough weather

Yesterday was another day of very rough weather. We had several tornado outbreaks in Tennessee and Alabama. We had a couple that actually touched down in Nashville. Below are a few pictures of the damage.

The picture below is a couple of tractor trailer trucks that were blown over. And this all happened at rush hour, don't you know this was a fun commute.

It hit a Firestone store and took the roof off of it. The two people inside were not hurt.

We were lucky because besides a few scrapes and bruises, no one was seriously injured.
This is the weather that we deal with every spring and sometimes fall and summer. Occasionally in the winter we will have a few tornado outbreaks. Our local stations meterologists do an excellent job of staying on air and keeping the public informed where these monsters are likely to attack. We also have tornado sirens scattered about too.
It wasn't too bad out where I live which is west of Nashville.
Eleven years ago today we had a very serious outbreak of tornadoes. A very big one hit downtown Nashville and really did a lot of damage. There were several of them that day. I got caught on a interstate in one and had to abandon my car and along with several other people, rode it out under a bridge. It was scary to say the least and several people were praying, I was one of them. Its definetly true about what they say,,,they do sound like a freight train when they are coming through.
I have been through several tornadoes in my life. Back in 1974 when I lived in Alabama, we had so many of them come through one night and it was on April 3rd too. Back then they didn't have the radars and the sophisticated equipment that they have now to stay on top of them. So several hundreds of people lost their lives. They were supercell outbreaks all over the south. Alot of death and destruction. One came very close to hitting out house but veered a different direction and missed us by only a half a mile. I can remember standing in my front yard which was close to the Tennessee River and watching them go down the river. The would hit the sides of the river bank and suck up red clay. It made the tornado cloud look like a mass of angry bubbling red witches cauldren. So I have alot of respect for Tornadoes and know that they are not something you take lightly. We actually have tornado drills in our schools, just as many as we have fire drills. Scientists can control alot of things in our life now days but the one thing they cannot control is Mother Nature!
I hope every one has a wonderful week-end. One more thing,,,please keep my dear friend Rosemary in your thoughts. Her mother had a stroke last week-end and is not doing so great and has had to go to a Nursing Home. My prayers are with my dear friend at this time.