Sunday, November 27, 2011

Whew!! I Finally Got Them All In!!! LOL

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Hey Ya'll,

Well, it is now after midnight, and after working most of the day, I finally got all of my Follower's Blogs info in my new Blog Layout!  At least I hope that I got them all in!  I Follow so many Blog's that my Eyes are blurry!  So if you would like to make sure that I didn't miss yours, check out my Blog on the right side column, under "My Blogging Friends".  They are listed time wise, so you know when you posted last.  If you don't see your Blog in there, let me know and I will make sure that it gets in immediately!!  Like I said, I Follow so many, and right Brain is in a FOG!  I may have missed a few!  LOL

So Walt and I are getting ready for our trip to Hawaii, and Walt is taking the Computer that he has use of from work, so that he can actually do some work while away....We figured that we could use it to at least check e-mails, and to use it to up load our photos until we get back....well, that isn't going to happen!  We had our own Lap Top Computer that we have taken on trips in the past, but gave it to our oldest Daughter Christa and our Grand Kids for their use, as she Home Schools them.

We had been planning on buying a new Lap Top Computer anyway, so we gave it to her a few months ago.  Well, now we HAVE to buy either a new Lap Top, or possibly a Tablet to take with us.  So now we are scrambling, looking at ads for sales on them.  We know that the stores are running sales from now through Christmas, but we need it this week, in fact, we need it before Wednesday!!  So we will go out shopping tomorrow, and possibly buy one then.  Even if we do, I will probably still go out on Monday (Cyber Monday) to see if we could get a better deal than we already got!  Who knows?  We shall see.

Anyway, not too much happening now, at least now that I have finally finished my Blog!!  LOL  So I am going to go make myself something for Dinner, since I haven't eaten in hours!!!  LOL  More to come later, till next time.....

Aloha My Friends  :)

Saturday, November 26, 2011

What Do You Think Of My New Christmas Layout??

Hey Ya'll,

Well, I did it again!  Since I consider Fall to be over once Thanksgiving has come and gone, I have changed my new Layout to reflect Christmas!  Unfortunately, I had to revert back to a 2 column format instead of the 3 column I have had the last time.  Once I tried the 3 column, I decided that I liked it much better!!  But the Layout that I liked best is in 2 columns so....we will have to deal with it for a few weeks!!

And the next thing that I am NOT looking forward to, is having to input my Followers all over again!!  I had only got up through the H's for the last change as it is, and now I have to start all over again!!  So please bear with me as I will do my best to get them all in within the next week before we leave on Vacation!

I hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving yesterday!  We went to one of the local Casino Buffets here in town and they had a really good spread of food.  Much better than we expected in fact.  I ate ok, I didn't over eat like I used to.  But Walt....well, he ate so much that he couldn't sleep!  He went to bed, but was up and down with Stomach problems, that he finally got up for a while.  He managed to go to bed for good about 3:30 am!!  And he knows better than to eat that much.  He can't even eat a normal meal after about 5-6 pm without having problems!  Oh and learn! LOL

The biggest problem with yesterday was that Walt invited one of his co-workers to Dinner with us and we had a good time.  Unfortunately, they talked work most of the time....we ended up sitting there at the table for almost 5 HOURS!!!  I am very sure that the wait staff was happy to see us leave!  LOL  We were there for so long, that I was tempted to go get some more Chicken or Turkey to eat!!

Today, Walt and I went for a walk after we returned from eating Lunch out.  Then, because no one was at the laundry room, we decided that I would go ahead and do the laundry today instead of waiting for Monday.  This way, I only have to wash a few loads on Monday or Tuesday.  I already have most of Walt's clothes picked out and put aside to fold and pack.  I am just waiting for Monday so that I have the RV to myself, and I will be able to fold, etc without Walt and I getting into each others way!!  Then I only have a few items left on my list to accomplish before we leave on our VACATION!!  Yea!

Anyway, I guess I will go for now.  I will start putting my Follower's back in tomorrow, if all goes as planned.....till next time....

Aloha My Friends!!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving To All!!

Now isn't this a pretty sight???

Hey Ya'll,

Well, today is Thanksgiving, at least it is somewhere, at any rate!!  Since I am up so late, technically it is here too, but it will be over 12 hours before we celebrate it. LOL  But until then...we can always think (dream) about what feast is to become!

But anyway, my hope is that everyone has the best Thanksgiving ever!  And if you are one of the newly Banded, don't panic, you can still enjoy most of your favorites, just be careful, and chew, chew, chew, and wait in between bites!  I was Banded on Nov 19th, 2009 and I ate a small amount of each of my favorite foods on that Thanksgiving!!

Of course, I was one of the naughty ones, and started eating "mushies" the day after Surgery!  We were out of town, staying in a Hotel near the Hospital that my Surgery was performed in, and believe it or not....they didn't offer Soup in their Menu that could be ordered to the room!  Not even Oatmeal (except at Breakfast), so I was forced to eat Tuna Casserole for Dinner, in the Restaurant (yes, I was eating Lunch and Dinner the day after Surgery in a Restaurant), and I had the BEST Egg and Cheese Omelet for Breakfast!  So if you are really new to being Banded, you may want to follow what your Surgeon says....I was lucky and didn't have any problems.

This past week I have been running around like a chicken with it's head cut off, trying to stay ahead of the game in getting ready for our vacation to Hawaii....which is in 7 days!  Normally I am so far behind, that I am up packing until the wee hours of the morning that we are to leave!!  So far, I have everything done like getting the Cash, Traveler's Checks, buying the last of our Christmas presents etc, that I wanted to do, and had originally planned on doing next week.

So next week, all I have to do is do all the laundry, pack the clothes, make sure all the Bills are paid that will be due before we return, defrost the Refrigerator/Freezer (the small RV Fridge/Freezer needs defrosting at least once every other week, if not every week!!), shave.....and I plan on coloring my hair with a wash in color.  Since it has been almost 2 years since I did, my hair is totally natural and getting REALLY gray!!  LOL  I also have made an appointment to get a Mani/Pedi done in Gels.  This is about the only time that my nails looks decent!  And I have never had them done in Gels before, so this should be interesting....

This vacation, I intend to stay on top of everything and not be panicking on Thursday when we leave for California which is the beginning of our trip!  So I guess I will go for now, still have lots to do!!  But I want to leave with some photos of my latest Afghan that I just finished for my Mother In Law for Christmas.  We are giving it to her tomorrow, since we won't see her at Christmas time.  The colors didn't turn out well in the photo.  The colors are an Off White, a soft Baby Yellow, and a soft Mint Green, but the Green looks more Blue in the is really hard to get the colors to come out right when taking the photos in our RV as the lighting isn't the best....but here it is!  Oh, and the last photo will be me tomorrow after Dinner!!  LOL  So, I hope that ya'll have a great Thanksgiving, till next time.....

Aloha My Friends  :)

Saturday, November 19, 2011

One Of THOSE Days!! :(

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I keep picturing myself here in this hammock reading a good book, and doing nothing.....

Hey Ya'll,

Have you ever just had one of those days, were you were so tired, that all you wanted to do was sleep, and was in so much pain, that it feels like someone beat you up during the night???  Well that's how I feel Neck, upper Back, left Shoulder, left Forearm, left Wrist and Hand, feels like I want to have Surgery to replace them!!  Basically I feel like a Mac Truck just ran me over!!  LOL

And to top it off, Walt wanted me up earlier than he normally wakes me up on the weekend, and I just couldn't get up, so I went back to bed after.....well you get the picture I'm sure.  So in hopes that it would make me want to get up, he turns the heat on in the Bedroom!  Usually this will work, as I hate sleeping when it is too warm.  But because of how I am feeling....I slept right through it.

Unfortunately the heat just plugged up my Sinuses giving me a headache as well!  So now I am up, and have been for a couple of hours.  But I feel like S***, hurt all over and am just a Bear today!!  Oh, and I forgot to mention that Walt heated up a meal that I purchased for the 2 of us to eat, and because I wouldn't get up, he decided to punish me and eat it all!!  Knowing that it would piss me off, then he gets upset at me, because I am upset!  But today, I could care less, because I feel like.....crap!

Anyway, I have been working my hands off trying to finish my MIL's Afghan, that we are wanting to give to her on Thanksgiving (since she won't be here for Christmas)!  I believe that I may be able to get it finished, if I continue to work at it like I have been.  So far, it is a bit over 2/3's done.  So if I can work another 10-12 inches plus the border, and of course, weave in all the ends (of which there are a lot!), then it will be finished!!  So hopefully by Monday night, I will have it finished.....I hope so, then I will have more time to get things done for the vacation, instead of having to wait until the last minute.

But!!  I can say that most of our Christmas shopping is done!  Over the years, we have made an agreement with most of the adults in our family, that we wouldn't buy for each other, just for the kids.  Now of course, we do still buy/make gifts for our Parents, my Uncle, our Children/Grandchildren and of course my Brother and Sister's Children.  So....we have pretty much got it all done!  We have a few trinkets to purchase in Hawaii, but other than that....our Christmas shopping is done!  And I would like to say thank you to my Daughter Christa, for giving us the tips on what the Grand Kids really want, so we could buy them online in advance!!

So....we are now in the homestretch, counting down the days until we leave for Hawaii.  We only have 13 days.....only 13 days!  Where did all the time go??  I have so much to do in order to get ready.  I am hoping to be able to start packing by next Weekend at the latest.  The unfortunate part is that I COULD start to pre-pack, but we have no place to put the clothes, nor do we have the floor space to keep the luggage!  That is my biggest problem.  I could start to pack, but I have no where to put the packed items in the meantime.  Remember, we are living in a 5th Wheel RV!!!!  So to say that I am becoming stressed, well....that would be an understatement! LOL  So, till next time.....

Aloha My Friends  :)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

We Got It!!

Here is a photo of the small Limo we will be driven in.

Hey Ya'll,

Well, after negotiating back and forth a few times, we easily came to an agreement with our Limousine Company of choice, for them to drive us round trip from Sacrament to the Bay Area and back, for our trip to Hawaii.....We originally wanted to take a Stretch Limousine, but we decided that we didn't want to pay the high price they were wanting for it.  The owner of the Limo Company determined that since it was just Walt and I going this trip, we would be able to fit both of us, all of our Luggage, and my Walker, into the smaller Toyota Camry Hybrid they have.  So we have decided to go with it.  This way, they can do all the driving and we can relax during the 2nd half of our trip from home to the Bay Area Hotel, and back.

Once we are there, our friend Aggie who had moved to the Bay Area, will pick us up and we will go to a nice Italian Restaurant for Dinner.  Aggie is a great friend and one of the sweetest people you could ever want to know.  Walt used to work with her, and he really misses there time together!  But she retired and is now working part time taking care of her 2 grand children!  So...we get a chance to have Dinner with Aggie and get caught up!  Of course, we still have to contact Kat and let her know that our Truck will be parked in front of her house for 2 weeks, and Aggie to let her know that we will not have our Truck with us, and will need her to pick us up for Dinner!!  LOL  Just 2 more details to have to remember to deal with.... :)  So what else is new???

The Hotel we are staying at near the Airport, provides a free shuttle between the Hotel and the Airport so luckily, we do not need our Truck there.  And after thinking about it, we decided that although the Hotel provides us free parking for the 2 weeks, we didn't want to leave our Truck at the Hotel, out in the open that long.  So we will leave our Truck at Kat's house while we are gone.  So, the owner of the Limo Company agreed to drive us round trip for the same price that we paid (for a Stretch Limo) years ago.  And this price includes the Tip to the driver.  However, we will probably tip him extra on top of it anyway!

So, except for deciding exactly what we want to do while in Hawaii, all my research is done!  I have us booked in First Class seats (I got a great deal....), and I have our Rental Car on hold.  Since we both have new Camera's, we will probably spend a lot more time driving around the Island than we originally planned.  Usually we want to go and just "relax".  Basically do a whole lot of nothing!  I do want to get some nice photos, and I know that Walt does, but I also hope that we are not going every single day!  I would like some rest too.  Especially since I will be spending 2 days of our trip doing laundry!! 

To save from having to take additional luggage, and clothes for the 2 weeks.  I am packing for 1 week, then I will wash all of our clothes for the second week.  Then I will wash them again, the day before we leave for home, so that I don't have to do laundry as soon as we get home!!  Luckily, we have a 1 Bedroom Suite with a separate Living Room, full Kitchen/Dining area with full size Washer and Dryer!

But after extensive research, I have found a ton of places worth going to, both for a fee and many are free, that would be great places to take beautiful photos at.  Some of them are lush Gardens.  We will probably do at least one hike, maybe more.  One of the hikes ends at a small Waterfall, with Gardens all the way up to the Waterfall.  But like I said, I would like to have some days off, where I am not doing laundry or running around on my feet a lot!!  So....we shall see.  We have purchased enough memory for our Camera's, in order to easily get us through the vacation.  At my highest resolution of 16 mp, I have about 6385 photos that I can take, and Walt has about 20,000 (I am using one of the extra Memory sticks and Walt will use up to 3 of them, plus what came with the Camera's)!!  So I think that we are set! LOL

Well, I guess I should go.  I need to try to get my MIL's Afghan done by Thanksgiving!  I am not sure if I will get it done, but I am hopeful.  I would have had it done in time, but I stopped to do all the research!!  Anyway, till next time....

Aloha My Friends :)

Here is a photo of one of our Resorts Pools at night....doesn't it look so inviting??

Hawaii Ko Olina Villa Pool

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Time Is Flying By...Walt's Surgery Is Approved!

Only 16 days until Hawaii!!

Hey Ya'll,

Again, I am sorry that I haven't posted in a while.  It's been almost a week!  But I have been researching my Brains out for our trip to Hawaii!  You would think after visiting Hawaii (8) times that we wouldn't have anything left to see....but that is NOT the case!  LOL  The main difference this time, is that we have new Cameras, so we want to go on hikes, etc where we can take some (hopefully) beautiful photos!!  Neither one of us has taken more than a couple photos with our Camera's as yet, so we are hoping that our photos turn out at least decent!

I have also been researching the Airline's, as well as the Transportation Safety Administration's websites, to make sure what we CAN and CAN'T, take on board the flight!  With the rules changing daily (it seems)....Funny story (NOT!), my Niece, her 9 yr old Son, and her significant other, flew back to New Jersey last month to visit with her Father whom she hasn't seen in years, in fact so long, her Dad has never seen her son.  None of them had flown before, and didn't know the "rules".   So she packed large "normal" sized containers of shampoo, etc and had them in her Carry-On bag.

She had her significant other carry it for her, so she could keep her eye on her Son through Security (he is extremely ADHD).  They almost didn't allow the significant other through Security!  The Security people acted like he was a criminal or something.  My Niece just had no clue that they couldn't carry these "normal" sized products with them.  Luckily, they got through, after Security confiscated the items in question....I'm sure she will NEVER make that mistake again!!  LOL

But I digress, to save time and not have to carry way too much on Board with us this trip, I am leaving my Bi-Pap Machine home.  I haven't been using it, and I know I should, so I figure whats another few weeks to start using it again.  Anyway, I am supposed to use it every night, because I have not only Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea, I also have.... Central Sleep Apnea!  My Pulmonologist Doctor said that Central Sleep Apnea is very rare, only about 5% of OSA patients have CSA.  And that most patients that do have it, are either the Elderly, or someone with Neurological problems, etc.  Well, I am another year older now, and I feel old....but I am only 56! LOL

The difference between OSA and CSA, is that with OSA, the Throat collapses down during sleep causing loud snoring, etc.  Usually with weight loss, it can be cured (most of the time).  But with CSA, it is the Brain that is at fault.  It is a Neurological condition, where the Brain forgets to send the signal to BREATH!  During the day, it isn't a problem, because we are awake, and we know to breath.  But at night during sleep....if the Brain doesn't send the signal to breath....well, depending on how long you go before taking a breath (assuming you do!), it can mean anything from just gasping for breath (not a pleasant thing to have to deal with, it is like being suffocated), to a Stroke, Brain damage, a Heart Attack or the worst case scenario...Sudden Death!

I haven't told Walt (he will know now though, since he reads my Blog!), but I have had a few nights lately where I woke up all night gasping for breath again!  Part of it is due to my gaining weight back, hence the OSA acting up again, but the other reason is beyond my control (the CSA), hence why the Machine is necessary!!  I know....slap my hand for not doing what is right!  But I hate having to sleep with a Machine!  If it were just me, it wouldn't be so bad, but obviously I sleep with Walt, and if I am unable to get a good seal on the Mask quickly, then I can't get comfortable with it at all, not to mention that it is louder since it is leaking air, and I worry that Walt won't be able to sleep well!!  When this would happen, I just gave up and took it off for the night!

Anyhoo!  Back to our trip to Hawaii.  I am trying to not over pack us this trip like I usually do!  We will be gone over 2 weeks total, but our Hotel Suite has a full sized Washer and Dryer in the unit, so I can pack us for (1) week instead of the (2) weeks.  I will just need to do laundry between weeks, then again just before we go home so that I don't have to do laundry as soon as we get home!  I will only have to Iron/Steam Walt's work shirts when we get home.  But we will still have so much S***, that we will take at least (1) large piece of luggage each, if not (1) medium sized one too!  Luckily, we are allowed to check in 2 pieces each, if necessary for free!

Another thing that I have been researching the last couple of days, was the cost of taking a Limousine from Sacramento to the Bay Area and back, after our trip, leaving our Truck at our Daughter's house.  Walt will be working a half day, the day we leave for the Bay Area, then driving from Nevada....The last (2) times we took a vacation that left out of the Bay Area, we took a Limousine (mostly because we had to be at the Airport early in the morning, and they were willing to pick us up at an ungodly hour!) and it only cost us $300 round trip!  So we figured, maybe it would be worth it to see if it was worth the cost this time too!

The lowest price I was quoted was....get this, 67% higher!!  Now I realize that several years have passed, but this still seems a bit high!  So I told the owner of the Limo Company that we have used in the past (which gave us the best quote as well), that we weren't expecting such a high quote, and that we would probably just drive ourselves.  He was so desperate to get the job, that he asked me exactly how many pieces of luggage we were taking, so he could better judge if we could use a smaller vehicle, thus a lower quote.

He also asked me what was the maximum amount we were willing to pay.  So I replied tonight giving him a better estimate of our luggage requirements, and what we were willing to pay.  Which I am sure he is laughing about!  Either that or seriously trying to find a way to do it for that price!  We told him basically $50 higher than we paid the last time, but that price was to include the gratuity (so in essence, it would be for the same price)!  So I am expecting him to reply tomorrow saying thanks but no thanks, he doesn't need the job THAT BAD!!  LOL  We shall never know in these times.  Maybe we will get lucky??

I can't believe this, I just checked my emails, and I have another response from the Limo Company, saying that the highest amount we were willing to pay wasn't a ridiculous amount, and to contact him.  Of course, this would be for a smaller vehicle, not a Stretch Limo.  But then we would be able to relax the second half of the trip to the Bay Area and let someone else worry about the traffic!  So now it is in our court to decide if we want to continue the negotiations.  I am hoping that Walt will do this, I really hate to haggle price!  Plus, at this point, I am just the go between anyway.  Walt and the owner (if we so choose to continue) will have to come to the final agreement!  I will keep you posted....Cross your Fingers and Toes!

Anyway!  Walt has had horrible looking Varicose Veins in his lower Legs.  They look horrible just to look at (not to mention they look super painful).  But in the past, he has always stressed that they didn't hurt, they just looked bad.  Well, Carolyn (Walt's ex-wife) recently had both of her Legs taken care of, due to very painful Varicose Veins.  So "we" talked Walt into going back to the Doctor, to see what she thought (our new Doctor).  She gave him a referral to a Specialist.

The Specialist said that technically they aren't going to kill him, but that he feels that a lot of the problems that Walt has been having has been because of them.  At least in his worst Leg.  So the Doctor sent in a request for Surgery approval, and we found out today that it was granted!!  The Surgery is scheduled for Tuesday, December 20th.  Right after we return from Hawaii!  I am glad....I was concerned with us having to sit on a plane for 5-5 1/2 hours each way, that it would be scheduled before we leave!  All we would need is for him to get a Blood Clot from sitting so long!  In fact, it is probably something we should be aware of anyway....especially since his Veins aren't in the best of conditions!

So, last Friday, Russ and Carolyn came and took me to purchase my new, much smaller Office Chair!  Russ was more than happy to do this, as he was getting my much nicer and bigger/plusher Office Chair!  LOL  So while Russ was putting my Chair together, Carolyn and I went shopping!  Normally I could have put the Chair together myself (I think...), but getting it home on the Gold Wing....well that was another matter. LOL

Not to mention that we didn't have room for both Chairs here, until Russ could have picked it up!  So, I have a new Chair.  It is nice, but not anywhere near as nice as my old Chair was.  But it fits in my small Office so much better!  In fact, so long as I am not reclined back in it, we can actually close the Bathroom door in my Office Bathroom without having to move my Chair way out of the way!  If only it had a higher back to it, it would be much more acceptable.  I'm used to being able to rest my Neck/Head on the Chair, and this Chairs back comes about 6-8 inches short of being able to do that, so my Neck and Shoulders have started to bother me again. :(

So, other than that...not too much is new here, including my weight!  Oh, I forgot, I spoke with my Mom about her last Doctor appointment, and her Doctor is having her go through all kinds of new Tests.  One of them is going to either be an MRI or CT (she can't remember).  She believes that they are looking for Bone Cancer or something....I sure hope it's not that.  Because if it is anything like that, it is too far along to be able to do much for her except give her major pain drugs.  At least maybe then, she won't be in so much pain!

So on that note....till next time.

Aloha My Friends  :)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

I Lost A Follower.... :(

Hey Ya'll,

Well I just have a really quick post to say....I lost another Follower today.  I always wonder what I said or did that caused someone to stop Following me....I know we always say to others, when this happens to them, to not let it get to you.

I post about my personal life, not just about the Band, so I guess my life was just too boring (hangs head in shame).  Oh well, I can only post about what interests me, and what happens in my own life.  I can't post what I think will interest everyone else!

And like I said, I am still in the process of adding back my Followers in my sidebar.  When I changed my Blog Layout for Fall, my Follower's sites disappeared!  And since I Follow so many, it is taking me longer than I expected to get them added back in.  I am currently up through the H's.  I hope to start with the I's today....

Till Next Time....

Aloha My Friends :(

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

And Now....To Get Somewhat Caught Up!! LOL

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This is how I felt last Saturday!!

Hey Ya'll,

Well, so much has been happening, and I have so little time to get so much accomplished!!  As you may have noticed from one of my Ticker Tapes....our Hawaii trip is finally almost here!!  We leave 3 weeks from this Friday!  I can't wait to get to Hawaii, we haven't been there in about 3-4's hard to say, one year seems to roll into another!!  We are leaving out of California instead of Reno, as we were able to get a great deal for a non-stop flight from there.  In fact, we were able to get 1st Class tickets, the Rental Car for the 2 weeks, and a Hotel the night before we fly to Hawaii, and the night we return, for about the same price as just one 1st Class Airline Ticket on any of the other Airlines!!  And we love to fly this is the only one we fly when flying to Hawaii.

We bought Walt a new Camera a couple of weeks ago.  One that he has been wanting for a while, we used part of the money that we saved for Hawaii.  I believe it is considered a professional Camera.  And Walt decided to buy me a new Camera too!!  It is a Sony Cyber-Shot HX9V.  Now I just need to figure out how to use it before we go to Hawaii!!  Which is on my list of things to do!!  Like I said, so little time, so much to do!!

We moved last weekend.  Walt is now working in Carson City, instead of Sacramento, and we wanted to make his drive a bit easier, so we moved to the South area of Reno, which will make his drive about 20-30 minutes shorter.  And with Winter coming very fast, it will make a huge difference!  The problem with the move, was that I had to ride the Bike towing the Bike Trailer, while he drove the Truck towing the RV.  I still only have Summer Riding Gear....and the temperature was about 38 degrees for a good part of the ride.  My riding Summer Riding Gloves lets the air flow right through them!!  So my Fingers were freezing, to the point that I was beginning to worry that I would get Frost Bite.  Luckily we didn't have to go too far!  Even driving slow, we made it in about 30-40 minutes.

I should have had Walt take a photo of me before I took off all my gear, it would have been hilarious!  I was wearing a pair of Winter under pants, under my jeans, which were under my Bike Riding Pants with their liners attached.  Just on the bottom!  Then on the top, I was wearing a Thermal top under my T-Shirt, which was under a lightweight Jacket, which was under my Riding Jacket with its lining attached!  I looked like the Sta Puff Man (Girl!)!!  I could barely bend my Knees or Elbows, and Walt had to help me get off the Bike when we got there, because I couldn't bend my Knee enough to get my Leg across the seat!!  LOL  So I was warm enough, except for my Hands.....I have since bought a pair of warmer Gloves!  I felt like the photo of the Sta Puff Man above!!  LOL

Another thing that I have been researching, is looking into finding a smaller chair for my "Office" in the RV.  I have a great chair now, is a full size chair in a small room!  I have to move the chair just to close the Bathroom door.  And our Son Russ, needs a chair.  He is super tough on chairs.....having gone through at least 4-5 in the past 3-5 years!!  So I am giving him my chair (how long it will survive him....who knows!! LOL), and we are buying me a smaller chair, that hopefully will fit better in my Office.

Russ and Carolyn (Walt's Ex-Wife), are coming to Reno on Friday for a Doctor's appointment.  So they will help me out, by picking up the chair at the store, then Russ will put it together for me here at the RV, then take my chair home with them.  We will also eat Lunch/Dinner as well I am sure.  Totally looking forward to that!!

Walt would do this with us, or for me....but he is leaving tomorrow to go to Sacramento to spend the weekend with his Daughter Kat.  It is her 29th Birthday tomorrow!!  I can't believe that she was 8 years old when we first how time flies!!  She has been wanting to go to this real expensive Restaurant, that Walt and I have gone to a few times, for several years now.  And Walt had promised to take her there.  So this is the year they go.  I just hope that the Dinner lives up to her expectations.  It is a great Restaurant, but really high priced (it is considered an exhibition Dinner where you can participate in making the Dinner as much, or as little as you want).  So I have the next 3 nights alone....I love my Walt, but it is nice to have some alone time too.

Of course, I will be spending a good part of tomorrow doing the laundry, then spending at least half of Friday with Russ and Carolyn, so I won't be alone a whole lot!  LOL  And I will only have the Bike for transportation and it is getting cold here.  Walt is taking the Truck for several reasons.  Mostly because he is having the Windshield replaced while down there, and....let's face it, he is driving over the Sierra's, and you never know what the weather will bring in the Mountains this time of the year!!  It has been in the 20's overnight, every night for at least a week now (here in Nevada).  Where did Fall go??  Well, I guess I should go for now.  Till next time.....

Aloha My Friends  :)

The Versatile Blogger Award....!!

Hey Ya'll,

I can't believe that it has taken me so long to post!!  As usual we have been busy, but that is no excuse for me to not post at least a little something, to keep up with what has been going on!  I can't believe that I was nominated for The Versatile Blogger Award!!  And I am sorry that it has taken me so long to respond, so here goes.... :) 

So here is how it works:

1. Thank the person who nominated you.
2. Tell 7 things about yourself.

3. You award 15 other Newly Discovered Bloggers. 

So....I want to thank both Lolli from Banipes and Banded Cupcake for nominating me!
And...7 Things About Me That You May Or May Not Already Know!!!

1) If I had went to College at a younger age, I would have liked to be a Doctor or Nurse.  (Funny story....I was in a Biology Lab in College, checking out one of the Cadavers, and my Stomach wouldn't stop growling....the younger students couldn't believe that I was HUNGRY and STARVING looking at a Cadaver!!  They wanted to throw up!!  What can I say, I was hungry!! LOL)

2) I love to Dance!!  I was a born Dancer, unfortunately since my Back and Spinal problems, I literally can't Dance anymore.  Even one slow Dance can be too much for me, and I will have to force myself to finish it (in pain of course).  One of my early aspirations, was to be a Professional Dancer!!

3) I Love to FLY!  Both in small Private Planes, and large Commercial Airplanes!!  I grew up flying in small Private Planes with my Dad.  After Walt and I were married, Walt also got his Pilot's License.  He has his Private, Twin Engine, Commercial and IFR Certificates (I'm not sure, but I think that is all....), and he loves to fly as much as I do!!  If I can get where we are going faster in a Plane, why drive???  LOL

4) I Love to Travel!!  I would love to return to London and Paris, and I don't want to leave this Earth before visiting Scotland!!

5) I Love to Crochet and Oil Paint!  Unfortunately in the RV, I don't really have the space to Paint now, but eventually I will start Painting again....I just hope that I don't lose the techniques that I had learned....!
6) I have 2 Tattoo's.  One is a decent sized Celtic Cross with Filigree which is on my lower Back (funny story....because of my pinched Nerve in the lower Spine, the only pain that I had was when she was Tattooing directly on the Spine!), and the other Tattoo is a large scene on my left Calf depicting a Sunset, Palm Tree and a Lei of Hawaiian Hibiscus and Plumeria Blossoms (and because I had so little pain from the 1st Tattoo....I thought that this one would be a piece of cake too....NOT!!  It was pain from the first cut!! LOL).  I have photos of both Tattoo's in my Blog, if you are interested in seeing them!

7) I Love to a Pool!  I am Claustrophobic, and I am Terrified of ANYTHING that Is, or Could Be, in the Water (yes, I let my imagination go berserk!) combine that with my Claustrophobia, and I Just-Can-Not-Swim, in Anything That Is Not A Pool!!!  LOL

Okay, so I am now supposed to nominate 15 Newly Discovered Blogger's!!  I will try....LOL  I would have nominated Lolli from Banipes and Banded Cupcake, but they were already nominated, and they nominated me!!  So to make it fair, I decided to nominate the most recent 15 Follower's of mine.  Although I did not nominate Kelli, from KelliBelliBand, as she has already been nominated, and was the one that nominated Lolli from Banipes, who nominated me....So here goes....!!

Terbear287 at:
Brenda at:
Lucy at:
Jess at: 
Dwindling Dame at: 
Kelly at: 
Vicky at:
Kristin at:
Mari at:
Rachel at: 
JRD at: 
Cece at: 
Dee at: 
Dr J at: 
Mary at:

Aloha My Friends :)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

A Big Shout Out To TERBEAR287 !!

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Hey Ya'll,

Well, earlier today I had checked in and saw that I had a new Follower.  Unfortunately we were getting ready to leave for Dinner, so I am just now giving my customary Shout Out!!  She goes by TERBEAR287 and her Blogs name is: Just Stuff To Say,  (does this sound like anyone you know??? LOL).

I haven't had the chance to read much of Teri's Blog yet, but I don't believe that Teri is Banded.  However, when has that stopped us from Following someone, and giving them support in any way that they choose to lose weight???  Teri is on a diet though, as she has a Ticker Tape on her Blog (but I would Follow Teri even if she wasn't on a diet!).

I got an email from Teri, and she informed me that she is in the very early stages of Pre-Qualification for Surgery!!  So she REALLY needs our love and support....we all know how hard it is in the early stages waiting for Approval, etc....LOL

Teri seems to be a lot like me....meaning, she posts about her life, not just her diet, etc! LOL  And from what I have read so far, she seems to be a lot of fun too.  So if you haven't found Teri's Blog yet, please follow the link I provided, and give her the love and support we all need (and say hello from me)!!  So Teri, "Welcome to my Nightmare!".  LOL  And Happy belated Birthday!!

Aloha My New Friend :)