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Hello and Welcome back!

 I know, I know, I keep saying that I am going to update my blog and I haven’t done it for so long!  I can’t say that it has been for a lack of nothing to say but just life keeps getting in the way of things!  Where do I start?

I guess good news is always best, so here goes!  We finally paid off the mortgage on our house, the car and the roof loan!  WOO HOO!  We just got the pink slip for the car about a week or 2 ago, and are still waiting for the paperwork from CalVet to go through, and then we have to file the deed, transfer insurance, etc.  We are waiting for the closing packet to arrive to help walk us through the final steps!  After 25 years of paying it off, we can now actually afford to fix this place up without a payment looming overhead!  Our first project is to install new windows in the house, and insulation.  So tired of being cold or HOT because of that!  I can hardly wait for it to happen!

I had my vacation over the Easter week and spent a few days with my sister and Dad.  Dad picked me up at my house on his way home from visiting some friends and family over the weekend.   Mom came from the skilled nursing facility for lunch on Monday and she was so much more interactive than she had been in a long time!  She is actually feeding herself, tries to join in a little bit and was in a pretty good mood most of the time.  Considering that she has endstage Alzheimer’s and is wheelchair bound, I think she is doing remarkably well!  On Tuesday we went to Red Hawk Casino and my sister talked me into getting a Rewards card.  It starts you off with $10 of free play and you earn points off it every time you gamble and win.  Or something like that.  Anyway, on my first 15 minutes of play I had won $35. on a nickel slot machine.  Did I keep it and stop?  NO!  I went ahead and lost it!  Oh well, I had set aside a little just for that, so no real loss there.  Candis and I then went to a little pub in Camino and had dinner there which was really nummy!  We played a lot of Wii and had a great time.  Candis has the music Wii and I found out that I have a “talent” for conducting.  Good thing since I sucked at everything else.  I have no eye hand coordination whatsoever and poor eyesight to top it off  LOL!!  I came back by Amtrak on Wednesday and the train was fairly crowded for a week day.  Might have been cuz of the vacation. 


I started to do some sewing on Thursday but came down with a sick headache where I felt dizzy, nauseated and just yucky for the next 4 days.  What a way to spend vacation time.  Monday afternoon, Kathy and I went to Zena’s Spa and had a luxurious time there!  She had the seaweed wrap.  She wanted to get rid of some cellulite since having Sam.  Come on, she is 5’7″ and weighs 108 pounds!  What cellulite?  I had the deep tissue massage that lasted for an hour and didn’t want it to end!  I was so relaxed and comfy and DID NOT want to move!  By the way, I scheduled another one for next month since I am worth it! 


Oh, can’t forget about Tuesday!  That was so much fun.  NOT!!  About a week ago, Doug broke a tooth and he had an appt to get it extracted on Tuesday. Well, I had already made plans to visit a friend in Clovis (we live in Fresno, 20 minute drive) in the morning and then I had appts that afternoon in Clovis.  Doug’s appt was at 10 am, and knowing us, we were at least half hour early.  I figured he would do his paperwork, wait a while and then I could pick him up at about 11 as that usually lasts a while.  So, off I go and since I was early, I went to the Post Office and then visited my friend.  She gave me some lovely Sunflower material on a blue checked background and she wanted me to make her a bag to store plastic bags in, and the rest I could keep.  I made an order for some Jafra that I really like and we sat and chatted for a while.  Well, it was close to 11, so I said my goodbyes and went to pick up Doug, thinking I would probably have to wait for a bit.  Nope, there he was waiting for me.  Apparently, they took him in early and he was done at about 1015!   He said not to worry that I was early and he had found a friend and they were talking while waiting for me.  So, I took him home, took care of a few things before going back out to Clovis yet again.  Actually that was okay as Dr, Amanda Reeve is my favorite doctor!  She is a petite blonde who is full of positive feeling, energy and friendliness that I really look forward to seeing her. 

 And so ended my vacation!

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