Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Oy Vey!! What A Week.....

This is the Chef Bear that I made for our daughter Christa, she loved it!!  I also made one for Aggie, our friend for her Retirement.

Hey Ya'll,

Well, it has been a while since I last posted.  But I have had a long.....week!!  Well, as I said in my last post, I went to Sacramento with Walt last week.  We were both set to go to our friends Retirement party, so I was there for the whole week.  While there, I got to have lunch with our oldest daughter Christa and our Grandchildren twice!  And lunch with my Dad once.  My Mom was supposed to be there too, but she just couldn't get out of bed.  When my Dad pulled up to park, he almost started to cry when he had to tell me that my Mom couldn't make it.

She has so many Medical problems that I just can't tell them all.  She is almost totally bedridden now from so much pain.  Technically she should be in a wheelchair full time, but she refuses to do it!  I had hoped that she would make it to lunch, if for no other reason than to get out of the house for a couple of hours....Unfortunately, the day before, she had to go in for an extensive Ultrasound and major Blood Work.  The Ultrasound was to check on one of her Kidney's (I forget now whether it was the left or the right Kidney), Liver, Pancreas and Aorta.

The Doctor also said that she has lost 20 lbs since her last Doctor visit.  He asked her if she has been on a diet, and she told him no, that she eats whatever food is brought to her, or at least as much as she can.  And believe me, the diet that they eat, is not vegetarian or low calorie.  So this scares me, especially with all the Organs that the Doctor is looking at.  We already knew that her Liver has been enlarged for years, and causes her a lot of pain, and she has had Kidney Stones several times.  I am beginning to suspect that she may have Cancer.  She also has smoked since she was 13 and she is now 76 years old, and has COPD.  So Lung Cancer is something that I wouldn't be at all surprised at.  And her oldest Brother just recently died from Pancreatic Cancer.....Not to mention one of my Cousins (just a year older than me) died while waiting for a double Transplant for Pancreas and Kidney.... 

Since my Mom wasn't able to make lunch, I took her a plate to eat at home.  She looked HORRIBLE!!  Every time we see her, she looks worse.  Based on how she looks, etc, we are not sure that she will even live to see Christmas this year, and if so, will she make it to the next???  I hate to think of her passing, yet at the same time, I hate to see her in so much constant pain....When she does pass, it will be the saddest day of my life, yet at the same time, it will be such a relief to know that she is no longer in pain.  And I feel terrible just thinking this.....I see her in so much pain, and I know that there is absolutely nothing that I can do to help her!  And my Dad isn't doing much better himself!!  We totally believe that once Mom goes, my Dad won't last too much longer.

So, other than visiting with our daughters and the grand kids, and my parents, the week went steadily downhill....At Kat's house, we sleep in their spare bed, which is only a double bed.  We are used to a Cal King!!  So we sleep on this tiny bed that is pushed up against a wall.  And of course, I am the lucky one that is up against the wall.  So think of trying to turn over to change positions.  Plus, I went to bed when Walt did, so I was forced to be in this tight position for a much long time.  On top of this I was sleeping on a pillow that I am not used to which placed my head up higher, and I ended up with excruciating Neck and Back pain!!  This was on Tuesday of last week, and it still hurts!!  I have had stiff Necks before, but never one that lasted over a week!  I am beginning to wonder if it is something else???

On top of this, the Pinched Nerve in my lower Spine started acting up too!!  So my left Leg/Hip/Knee has been in pain, on and off for this past week and a half as well!!  When it is hurting, it hurts no matter what position I am in, like sitting, standing or sitting.  However, standing/walking makes it hurt worse.  So I am glad that we finally made an appointment with a local Doctor to get checked out.  I am hoping that she can provide me the name of a good Neurologist here in Reno.  My Spinal problems as well as my Fibromyalgia appears to have started acting up again.  Oh and also my Rosasea has totally flared up!  I am having a really hard time just trying to keep it under control!!  So I may need the name of a good Dermatologist here in Reno as well!!  Oy vey!!

So I haven't wanted to do much of anything this week.  I am happy just to be able to sit at my desk and Crochet.  At least I am getting something accomplished, without having to do too much.  I am only 55 years old for God sake!!  But I feel like am closer to 70!!  So when I see my Mom in her condition and in so much pain, I wonder what I will be like in another 20 years....will I even want to be here???

Years ago, before I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, etc and I was in so much pain.  I seriously was considering Suicide to end it.  Luckily, I told Walt and he told me to get in to my Neurologist immediately.  When I told her how bad I was feeling, she changed my drugs, and although it has never completely taken all my pain away, it has helped to keep my pain under control.  Now it appears to be flaring up again.  I know that Walt thinks that I should be doing more, but what he doesn't understand, is that some days, just getting out of bed and doing SOMETHING is a lot!!  I try to hide how I feel, but sometimes I can't.  I hate for Walt to think that all I do is complain.  I am afraid that he thinks of me as the one that cried I try not to complain about my pain unless it is really bothering me.

So while Walt is away in Sacramento, in a way it makes it easier for me, in that I don't have to pretend that I am doing fine in front of him.  I can stay in bed longer if I feel I need the rest.  I can take all day to do a task, just so long as it gets done.  I can just sit at my Computer and Crochet.  I know that he feels that I am exaggerating my pain and symptoms.  In the beginning, he understood, but the longer it has been since my diagnosis, the less that he remembers what the symptoms are, and thinks that I am faking it or something.  What am I to do??  I am afraid that if I don't do everything that he wants me to do, that he will get tired of my problems and want a divorce.  I do not want this, so I am doing my best to do everything that he asks of me....

Sorry for the Debbie downer post today....I am currently making an Afghan for Walt and a Sofa Topper in the same colors as well.  I will leave with a few photos of some of my latest Crochet projects.  I hope that you like them....hopefully soon, I will be able to start painting again too.  Till next time....

Aloha My Friends  :)

Here is the Uncle Sam Bear that I made for Christa.  They always give a huge 4th of July Barbecue at their house, so I thought that she would love this as a decoration.

My first adult sized Purse that I made for Christa.   It measured about 8"h x 13"w x 2"d
A close up view of the detail work on the front.
And my Tote Bag!  Christa loved it so much that I gave it to her too!  It measures about 13"w x 15"h x 6"d.  And Christa's husband Mark wants one too!!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

It's Simply Unbelievable!!!

Hey Ya'll,

Well, except for last nights post, and saying welcome to a few new Followers, I haven't posted much lately.  In fact, I just checked, and it was June 3rd!!  I don't know what is wrong with me, except that we have been busy.

I have been researching our trip to Hawaii for this coming December.  And I must say that I found us a fantastic deal!!  I checked Each And Every Airline that flew out of Reno, Sacramento, San Francisco and Oakland to Honolulu, and found out that we could fly FIRST CLASS, PLUS pay for 2 weeks of Car Rental, AND stay at a Hotel the night before we fly out AND the night we return, for the price of flying First Class for just ONE of us, on all the "other" Airlines!!  So we took it! 

We love to fly First Class!!  I love boarding and being asked immediately if we want Champagne (even if I don't take it).....and it helps since Walt is 6'4", he hates flying Coach as it kills him to sit that long in such a confined space!!  So now we are flying First Class and have all the leg room we could want (well, we can never have all the leg room we could want, but you get the picture I'm sure).  Not to mention that we can take 2 large suitcases each without paying additional.....So we will probably purchase at least part of our Christmas gifts there in Hawaii.  We can do this, because we will be staying in a One Bedroom Suite with a full size washer and dryer, so we can take less clothes and wash them while we are there!

And the Simply Unbelievable Part of this post, is that I couldn't believe the huge range in Car Rental quotes for Hawaii.....Due to Walt being tall, we will not rent anything smaller than a Full size car, and I was quoted (for the same size car, and in fact, the same exact vehicle) from $335 to $900!!!!!  For the same exact Vehicle!!  So of course, I am renting the one for $335!!  LOL  I wasn't born yesterday.....or so I'm told!!  :)

And I was able to find a Hotel close to the Airport, that we can stay at the night before we leave, that we can leave our Truck at while we are gone for FREE.  Then once I did all my research, we contacted our friend Laurie who is a Travel Agent, to see what kind of deal she could get for us on the Airfare and Car Rental, expecting her to be able to beat my findings, and she couldn't touch the price I got for them!  She could get the Airline for the same price, but her contacts had us renting from the more expensive Car Rental Company.

So, this week both Walt and I are down in Sacramento, staying at our daughter Kat's house, since I haven't seen my family since April, and one of Walt's co-worker's is retiring, and I want to attend her Retirement Party too.....Walt is so jealous of Aggie's being able to Retire!  We drove down yesterday from Reno, and had lunch with our oldest daughter Christa and the Grand Kids, on our way to Kat's house.

Kat was off work today, so we drove all over town shopping!!  And she bought me lunch, which I was not expecting.  Normally I don't purchase anything on these shopping outings, especially clothes.  I am just around for the ride.  But I found a couple really cute tank tops on sale for myself, so I bought them to take to Hawaii.  And we found a Hawaiian print shirt for Walt.  It is hard to find him a new Hawaiian print shirt, that he doesn't already have, since he needs a shirt for a tall man!!  And he loves his Hawaiian shirts!!  Whats super funny is that when I bought him his first couple Hawaiian shirts, he rarely wore them.  Then we went on vacation with friends, and all the men were wearing them, so now that is all he wants to wear!!   Oh and by the way, Walt hates to see women in tank tops!!  He says that he doesn't care if a woman is in perfect condition, and only wears a size 2, he doesn't think that anyone should be wearing them.  Well.....guess what???  I am wearing them anyway (imagine tongue sticking out)!!

Tomorrow I will be driving over to have lunch with my Parents, and Christa and the Grand Kids!  I will be taking them to one of my favorite Mexican Restaurants, as I know that we can get in there early and get a good table to sit at, and they won't throw us out for talking too long!!  Plus, Mexican Food is my Mom's favorite food too!!  Then Thursday night is Aggie's Retirement Party!!  I made her something that I will give to her then.  I just hope that she likes it....but I am sure that she will.  She understands the time that it takes to make something from hand for someone, even if it isn't much.  We will miss her, but she is off to the Bay Area to take care of her own Grand Kids, which she is really looking for to.

Then we will head home on Friday morning, so that we can be back in Reno in time for Walt to ride the Bike and Trailer up to an acquaintance.  Our Bike Trailer needs some work done on it, and this guy has the proper machinery, and can do it on Friday.  But this guy lives about an hour North of Reno, so we need to get back early.  Once the Trailer is fixed, Walt can start riding the Bike back and forth to Sacramento each week.  I'm not sure if I am happy about this or not.  I am actually getting to like riding that big Bike!!  Especially the looks that I get!  People just can't believe that a short, fat woman is riding that big monster!! LOL  And I get waves from the other Bike riders too.....!!  Oh well, I will someday have my Cammy (Can Am Bike).

Well, I should go for now, I hope that everyone has a great hump day tomorrow....till next time.....

Aloha My Friends  :)

Monday, June 20, 2011

The Adorable Blog Award

I was nominated for The Adorable Blog Award!  By both Lisa at The Rest Of My Life, and Melissa at My Journey To Band Land!!  I want to thank both of you!!  You are both too sweet! :)  I am sorry it has taken me so long to make my post about it!!

Hey Ya'll,

The Rules Of The Award Are:

*Thank the person(s) who gave you this award, and link back to them in your post.
*Tell us 10 things about yourself.
*Nominate your blogger's.
*Contact these blogger's, and let them know they received this award.

10 Things You May Or May Not Know About Debi

1. I collect Crystal Paper Weights from the places I have traveled to.  My favorite ones are my Faberge Egg Walt bought me while in Portland, OR checking out a Faberge Exhibit there, and the ones I got while in London, Paris and of course, Hawaii!!

2. I love Rings, I have more than I can wear at once (of course), so I only wear them on special occasions and then I have to pick and choose which ones I will wear.  A lot of the time, it is the color of my outfit that dictates which ones I will wear.

3. My favorite jobs were (believe it or not) working for minimum wage at a Movie Theatre!  I could go on my days off and watch movies all day for free, with all the free popcorn and soda you want!!  Which is probably a good reason that I don't work there anymore.

4. I have always loved listening to the Piano, and hope to someday be able to play it too!!

5. My favorite food is my HOME MADE ENCHILADA PIE!!!!!

6. I love to read, but I rarely take the time to.  I mostly read while I am doing the laundry and while I am on VACATION!!  I just love to sit in a comfy chair in the shade, listening to the waves crash, while smelling the ocean and tropcial flowers.

7. I HATE to COOK!!  I have a few dishes that I do well, but other than that....Luckily for me, Walt loves to cook!  So generally, he cooks and I clean!  LOL

8. I drive our Dodge 4x4 Diesel Truck and our Gold Wing Motorcycle with Training Wheels.  And yes, I get a lot of looks while riding that big Bike!!  And some even go so far as to talk to me about it.

9. I can't wait until we can afford to buy my Can Am Touring Bike!!  I will call her....Cami :)

10. I am PATIENTLY WAITING for our upcoming Hawaii Vacation!!!!  Can You Tell???

Nominate Your Blogger's:

Well, her is where it gets tricky....I would love to nominate each and every one of you, as you all deserve it!!  But I am going to limit it to just a hand full of my fellow blogger's.  And I would have nominated both Melissa and Lisa, but they were already nominated, so I figure I will pass it on to someone else....

1. Caroline at Lonicera's LapBand & Other Stories.  Caroline has always been so supportive of me (as all of you are), and has some of the most beautiful photos on her blog from all of her travels.

2. Cara at The Dash!  Cara is so brave to completely change her occupation, from being a Writer to working in the Health Care Field.  And she is so good at it too!!  We miss you Cara!

3. Sandy Lee at The Weight Loss Rollercoaster, Sandy Lee is another of my Follower's that has never stopped keeping up with my problems, and always has something good to say!  She is one of the best!

4. Nikki at Bands, Babies, and Bellies.  Nikki is another one of my early Follower's, that has always been there for me, and is a new MOM to boot!!!  She has the most Adorable Son!  AND....she lives in beautiful Hawaii!!  Need I say more???

5. Kathy at My New Beginnings.  Kathy is still in a state of limbo about whether or not she will lose her Band or not....and if so, what her next step will be.  And even though she is going through this, she is still always there with support for others!

6. Jacquie at Can't Wait To Lost It!!.  Jacquie just had her revision Surgery from Lap Band to VSG (the Vertical Sleeve) on Friday.  She is doing well, and I really wish her luck with it!  Apparently, there are a lot of Bandster's that have had problems for one reason or another, and have opted for the (VSG) Sleeve Surgery.  I too would probably opt for it, if I have future problems.

7. And last but certainly not least.....Sheila at This One Body.  Sheila is also one that had the VSG Surgery.  She has always been there for me, and has been very patient with my questions regarding it. 

And on this note, I have so much more to tell you, but I am tired now and will finish this tomorrow, since I still need to actually make my comments in all of the blogs that I have nominated to advise them of this!  So....till next time!

I forgot to list another nomination for the Award!!!!

8. Beth Ann at Beth Ann's Never Ending Quest For Something!!.  She deserves this award for her upcoming trip to Las Vegas!!  She will be Jazzercising her tush off!!  Lucky girl!!  But I hope that she can still walk afterwords.... :)

Aloha My Friends  :)

Friday, June 17, 2011

A Big Shout Out To Melissa !!

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Hey Ya'll,

Well, I want give a shout out to my newest Follower!  Her name is Melissa and her blog is: My Journey To Band LandMelissa is still in the Pre-Op stage of being Banded, so she can use all the help and support we can give her!!  So please click on the link I supplied and go say HI!  So Melissa, "Welcome to my Nightmare"!! 

Aloha My New Friend! :)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

A Warm Welcome To...Andrea !! :)

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Hey Ya'll,

Well, I have been absent for awhile as you may have noticed.  We have been busy, and I have been in extreme research mode, but I know that that isn't a good enough excuse! 

BUT!  I just checked in, and found that I have a new Follower!  Her name is Andrea, and her blog is called: Adventures In Lap BandingAndrea was just Banded on May 27th, 2011 and has already lost 11 lbs!!  So please follow the link that I have provided to check out her Blog, and give Andrea the love and support that she can use, especially in the early stages that she is now in!!  So Andrea, "Welcome to my Nightmare"!!

Aloha My New Friend!! :)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

An Apology To Jenny!! A New Follower!!

Hey Ya'll,

Well first off, I want to apologize to Jenny who I missed acknowledging as a new Follower!!  I usually look at my Follower count at least once a day, to see if I have any new Follower's, as I like to give a shout out as soon as possible after getting a new Follower.  

So belatedly, I would like to welcome Jenny!  Unfortunately I can't give you any information on her or her blog, as I have been unable to locate it!!  When I clicked on her Icon, it doesn't provide a link to her blog, and I was unable to find her through another blog either.  I can usually find the new blog if they leave a comment on another blog.  But I wasn't able to locate a comment from her.  So Jenny....if you would like to make a comment on my blog, I would love to Follow you too!!  If you prefer to remain anonymous, I do understand.

Jenny, unfortunately, the reason that I was late in realizing I had a new Follower (YOU), was that I lost a Follower (Ms Chunky Chick) at just about the same time, that you started to Follow me.  So my Follower count stayed the same....The reason I know this, is that I take snap shots of my Follower's, so that I can keep up with who is who.  So when Ms Chunky Chick disappeared from my Follower's photos, I knew it was her that I lost.  Then I had to play detective in order to try to figure out who the new Follower was.  Does this make sense??

So Jenny, I know that this is an awkward apology, but it is a heart felt one.  I am sorry that I missed realizing your Icon as a new Follower, when you first started to Follow me.  But I would love to Follow you too.  Jenny, if you are interested....please leave me a comment, so that I can follow it back to your blog.  So Jenny, "Welcome to my Nightmare"!!

Aloha My New Friend  :)

A Big Shout Out To Dawnya !!

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Hey Ya'll,

I just checked back in and saw that I have a new Follower!!  Her name is Dawnya, and this is the link to her blog: Evolution Of A Black Butterfly, and she has lost about 35 lbs so far!!  Dawnya is fretting over it taking her so long to lose weight.  She is at about 35 lbs loss so far at about 6 months.  Well....Dawnya, if you check out my sidebar, just below the Follower's spot, you will see my Progress Bar.  And if you check it out carefully, you will see that it took me just about 6 months and 3 weeks to lose 40 lbs!! 

So don't fret about it Dawnya, just keep on working at it, and the weight WILL come off!!  I totally envy all of you Bandster's out there, that can do the Zumba aerobics!!  My Arthritis, Fibromyalgia and Spinal problems won't let me!!  I can't even dance a whole slow song without being in extreme pain!!  Just ask Walt!  So Dawnya....."Welcome to my Nightmare".

Aloha My New Friend  :)

A Warm Welcome To...Sarah G :)

Hey Ya'll,

Well, here I sit at almost 4 am, and I decided to check my blog before I went off to bed.  And lo and behold, I found that I have a new Follower!!  Her name is Sarah G, and here is the link to her blog: Simple, Sassy SarahSarah was banded on August 9th, 2010 and believe it or not....she is pretty much already at goal, having lost 102 lbs already!!!   

Sarah, you are an inspiration to me and I am sure to many out here in blogland....!!  So if you haven't already found Sarah's blog, please check it out, I am sure she can give us all some good advice on how to lose the weight!! LOL  So Sarah, "Welcome to my Nightmare"....

Aloha My New Friend  :)

Friday, June 3, 2011

I Had Steak And It Was GOOD!!

Water Rides

Hey Ya'll,

Well, today I spent half of today washing clothes....yet again!!  And again, I had 10 loads of laundry to do....Luckily the laundry room here has 10 washers and 10 dryers.  But I don't like to be a piggy, so I only used 5 machines at a time so that others could wash too.  Normally I only like to do 3-4 loads at a time, so that I don't get too far behind in folding.  But still, it takes a while to go through 2 full sets of loads, plus folding them.  

Luckily for me, Walt really helps out a lot.  He always helps me by taking the clothes to the laundry room for me (even though I have placed them in our tri-sectioned rolling cart), and helps me out by pre loading the washers with detergent for me.  This way, all I have to do is follow behind him, and place the clothes in.  Then he returns to the RV, while I read for as long as I could, before I start transferring the 1st set of clothes, and start reloading the 2nd set.  Then, once the 1st round is out of the dryers, I fold them, and Walt returns, takes them to the RV for me and puts them away, while I continue working on the 2nd set.  Once they are finished, he returns and helps me take the last load back to the RV as well, and carries the laundry basket in for me.  But this still takes several hours!!  I will have to start washing once a week instead of every other week!! LOL  They do have one extra large Washer and Dryer, but they were being used, so I had to use the "normal" small ones, thus 10 loads.

Then tonight, Walt took me over to The Outback Steakhouse for dinner.  I had the Victoria's Filet with a Baked Potato and a House Salad.  Ummm, I love their Honey Mustard Salad Dressing....I could eat just the Salad, it is so good!  BUT!  I also love the Filet and Baked Potato, so I chose that.  I also got the Filet in their current special, that includes Lobster Tails.  I Do Not Like Seafood, but Walt loves it, so I got it so that he could eat my Lobster Tails.

He also got their Sirloin with the Lobster Tails.....He ate his Salad and at least half of mine.  Plus I gave him half of my Potato and at least 2 ounces of my 6 oz Filet, not to mention all of his food!!  Then we shared a Dessert.  The Chocolate Thunder From Down Under....ummm good!!  But sometimes it is Good to be Bad....!!!  LOL

Tomorrow, we will be going to the Storage Unit to see if we can go through some more of our "Stuff" (sigh).  We need to bring back our larger pieces of luggage for our upcoming trip to Hawaii.  Of course, the trip is still 6 months don't think that I am anxious do you???  LOL

Yesterday we went to the Pizza Lunch, with Russ's Calculus Professor and her husband, as well as Carolyn (Walt's Ex Wife).  We had a really good time, and all got along really well.  Russ is flying out this Sunday from Reno, to go to Ohio for 4 days of Amusement Park bliss at Cedar Point.  He will be staying at one of the on site Hotels, so that he can totally enjoy himself there!!  Of course, we expect him to return totally exhausted!!  This will be his first vacation All By Himself!  Not very many people like to go to Amusement Parks by themselves.  But he has wanted to do this kind of vacation for years....I just hope that he rides a few Water Rides and Roller Coasters for me!!

After we drop Russ off at the Airport this Sunday, we will have a late lunch/early dinner with Carolyn, before she drives back home.  Well, I guess I should go for now, I am tired (physically) and can use some rest.  Till next time....

Aloha My Friends  :)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Russell's Week!

YOUR GUESS IS AS GOOD AS MINE!!  LOL  It is a cross between at least....4-5 different animals, including Birds, Rabbit and Deer!!  If you look closely, you can see the very tall Tail Feather!!  LOL  They had this stuffed "Thing", sitting on the counter at the Restaurant we ate at the night of Russ's Graduation.....

Hey Ya'll,

Well, it has been a week since I posted last.  And during this week, we have attended Walt's Son's Graduation from Jr College.  He graduated with honors majoring in Mathematics, and we are very proud of him.  Unfortunately, he didn't apply for a transfer to a four year College in time for the Fall semester.  So he will continue to take classes at the Jr College until he can transfer.  Part of the problem, is that he hasn't made a decision as to which of the Colleges he wants to attend.  And he won't tell anyone which of the Colleges that he is interested in!!  Walt is hoping that he will consider Berkeley, and Russ is hopeful that by transferring as a Math major, he will have a good chance of getting in.  As right now, it is difficult to get in to Colleges here.  But not too many students go in as a Math major.....  

So we attended Russ's Graduation, and we could tell that he was proud of himself, as he usually doesn't like to take photos, etc.  And we (Walt, Carolyn (Russ's mom) and myself) were concerned that he would take off his Cap and Gown before we could get out of the building after the ceremony, where he was waiting for us.  But he was standing there, still dressed, and allowed us to take a few photos!!  Some of which I am posting.

Before the ceremony, Carolyn took us out to dinner at a Restaurant that Russ chose.  Unfortunately, where they live, the choice of Restaurants are VERY SLIM!!!  And even the ones they have, are not very good.....what is funny, the one that Walt and I like the best is a Mexican Restaurant.  If only we had gone there!!  LOL  The photo above, was taken at this Restaurant.

Tomorrow, we will be going back to where they live, as Russ had won a Math Scholarship this year.  But his Calculus teacher wasn't informed of it in time to be able to let Russ know, so that we could all attend the Scholarship Ceremony!!  So his Calculus Instructor is taking Russ, Carolyn, Walt and I to a local Pizza place, so that she could give him his award in front of his family!

This week, Walt was supposed to go down to Sacramento for work yesterday, and not come back until at least tomorrow.  But he forgot about Russ's Pizza lunch, so he come back tonight so that he can be there for Russ tomorrow too.

So while Walt was gone yesterday, I took the Bike out to go shopping!!  I had a good time, and got a lot of looks, and a few questions from people whenever I parked somewhere.  I even had another Bike rider, make sure that I saw him wave to me, before he turned off into a shopping center.  He had been following me up to that point!! LOL  I was supposed to ride down to Carson City, so that I could pay our Storage Unit for the month.  But the winds here have been fairly stiff.  At least too high for me to be comfortable to ride that far on the Bike.  We have had winds of 20-30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph!!  So I chose to stick fairly close to home, and rode the side streets, staying off the highways, where I would be more susceptible to the high winds.

So....I guess that I should go for now.  I am getting ready to crochet again.  I currently have 4 projects in the works....One is for my daughter, another is for our friend Aggie for her Retirement, another is for my Mother In Law, and the other is for me!!  Till next time.....

*****I just wanted to say that since I originally typed this, I have finished my Daughter's project.  I can't post photos of it yet, since she does read my Blog!!  But it is something that I have never made before.  I can't wait to give it to her, I hope that she likes it too.....*****

Aloha My Friends  :)

Walt, Russ and Carolyn

Myself, Russ and Carolyn

Proud Mom and Son

Proud Father and Son

A very proud Step Mom and Step Son

A view of the campus

And one more view from the campus