Lori, my heart is breaking for you...I often think how very lucky I am to have both parents at my age..I am blessed. I can't imagine what you are going through, but I do know your Mom is always with you..even you can't see her, call when you feel like talking or have a question..you have all of your wonderful memories and that will help you through this trying time. We are here for you XOXOX
Hi Marie, I am not feeling the greatest my whole jaw hurts! Maybe it is b/c of all the needles I have had in the same place where your jaw opens? The first tooth the dentist took out I had about 6 or 8 needles and a stitch. The one they took out on Wednesday was about 2 or three more shots. It is hard to tell where the pain is coming from he might have hit a nerve? Who knows. Hamburger casserole sounds good. I will look at that post in a minute.
LOL Joce, you are correctamungo! Ground chicken it will be..do you think I need to add some oregano or something, it sounds kind of bland.. Sorry your still hurting..I remember one time when I had dry socket and I went back to the dentist 2 times about it..I was in so much pain..finally the last visit, he had to open up the incision and it was infected! I hated that man for not believing me..thank goodness he is no longer there..my dentist now explains everything he is doing, he said he doesn't believe in surprises..I had an old filling replaced yesterday, and I didn't even feel the needle..no pain what so ever..he's a very good dentist.
I think oregano would add to it anything like that. My heavens how could a dentist miss a dry socket and on top of that being infected!!! HOLY SMOKES that must have been painful and I bet you were swollen as well. My dentist is really good he takes me in at the drop of a hat and he hasn't missed anything yet. I am back on antibiotics again today after I called this morning so. Once again we shall see. He said to call at home him over the weekend if I need to. So that is good:)
Wow, that is a good dentist if he will allow you to call on weekends. I remember when Tyler had a baby tooth that was impacted and our special needs dentist opened his office at 9:00 p.m. on a Saturday night to extract the painful tooth. He was awesome with the kids. Tyler had his teeth cleaned in a flash and the discomfort was minimal. Bless Dr. Leavitt.
Sorry that your jaw hurts so much, Joce. Fred can relate. He is napping. I need to get him up to help me with the grocery shop. I have a bare pantry. Not good with work looming.
Marie, I love hamburger bake. I'd add a bit of oregano to perk up the sauce.
Watching Bobby Flay make brunch, he can't make me hungry. Livia and I shared a two crepes at LaCreperia...a breakfast one of egg, spinach and feta cheese (so good) and then a nutella orange crepe for dessert. Deep roasted coffee, steamed milk...it was delicious. Got a new charger for her computer, went to the bank. Started laundry when I got home and I still have more to do.
Lori, my dear sending you heartfelt condolences, yes....it has been a heart-breaking week of rush/plan/prioritize. Sit down, take a breath, grieve, yes, grieve. I firmly believe in angels and if you give yourself time for quiet, the signs from your mom will be around you. Songs that have special meaning were always on the radio when I got in the car, a cloud would look like Tyler laughing with the sun reflecting off the pure white in comforting radiance. A parking spot would appear when I was in a hurry. There would be double rainbows over the house....spectacular daybreaks when driving in the morning to Olivia's skating practice. Butterflies lighting on my shoulder when sitting in the garden,. Cards and memories of friends sharing their moments with Tyler were "heaven sent". Amy telling me she could hear him laughing in her car while she driving in a bad storm, knowing she had an angel watching over her. Lynda hearing him giggle on the "curvy roads and driveway in NC". YOUR mom will be there for you always. The bond is never broken. Our loved ones are in our hearts forever and their presence and influence will be gently felt. There are moments when the grief is too fresh to allow yourself feel the shadows and nudges but in time, you will feel them and be grateful for the winks from Heaven's loving angels.
Looking to pick up some lunch meats and make some chicken broth from the bits and pieces of trimmed chicken parts. Throw them in the crockpot with an onion, a few carrots, some celery and strain it later.
Lost my cell phone. Can not find it. I'm so unhappy, I had some great pictures on that phone. Boo hoo.
Hey everyone. I have an abundance of Dragonflys in my yard all the time and this woman told me it was loved ones looking over us, I don't know if I believe it but they land on me and are not afraid at all. Sme even land on the straw of my drink. Frank and I went for a long walk this morning. D you believe we have lived here like 7 years and he has never been on the conservation trails behind our house?? Then we went to Home Depot and Lowes ank kind of over did it because hip was THROBING! Had a nice lunch at a local place. I had salad with grilled turkey tips on it so good not dried out at all! Frank had turkey sub. So proud of my Becca! I think I told you she came home in tears last week because she got two Bs on her report card and she was expecting all As. She went up to the Art teacher and she was told she was missing an assignment, Becca showed her the missing assignment that the teacher had graded so obviously seen! So she changed the grade. Then she asked the Health teacher and the teacher was a B**ch to her gave her attitude and told her she had a 26 on a project. Becca questioned it because on her paper the teacher had written "good job". So she said why would you write that if it wasn't? Turns out she confused her with another Rebecca in the class and she is changing the grade to an A! I'm proud that she got all As but I am prouder that she came forward and stuck up for herself when she knew she was right! That kid is going places :)
Beautifully said Tina..I remember a few months (might have been more than a few, I can't remember exactly right now) after Rick's Mom passed, we went to Konocti Harbor Resort to see Robin Trower..dinner and a concert..anyway we were having lunch the next day in the Classic Rock Cafe there..they play rock music 24/7, and all of a sudden "Moon River" by Andy Williams comes on..we both looked at each other with tears in our eyes, that was his Mom's favorite song..we knew she was there with us:)
I will add some oregano to the HB bake, thanks Joce & Tina:)
Yes Tina, Very beautifully said indeed! So many touching memories need to be shared and not forgotten. I remember the morning we were going to bury my Dad's ashes. I set the alarm clock to the radio and what came on was the song I believe it is called "The Earth Beneath My Wings" or something like that, anyways the words in it were "you didn't know you were my hero". I am tearing up here but I do every time I hear or think of that song. Sob...I love you Dad. Yes it is good to grieve and tears bring special rainbows when you least expect it! Hey way to go Becca! I am very proud of her standing up for herself like that it shows good strong character:)
You all are the best! Did I ever tell you that??? :) Thank you so much. Yes, Tina, beautifully said. How wonderful to have those signs of comfort. Joce, my father actually requested that my cousin's son sing "Wind Beneath My Wings" at the funeral service. And as I listened to the words that I already knew, they took on a whole new meaning. I will never hear that song without thinking of Mom again. And that's ok, because it describes her, exactly. :) He and Mom had discussed the service, and she requested the 2 singers, and it happened to work out that they could both come, which was somewhat of a miracle for one of them, but she told Dad whatever they picked to sing would be perfect. And, it was. It was also perfect for Dad to add that song to Joey's pick. :) Marie, I love the song Moon River. How awesome for it to play in the Classic Rock Cafe! That's pretty cool. I'm still in a fog. I guess I'm grieving. Still haven't really cried. Small cries, a few times, but...I don't know. I just hope I'm not in the grocery store or somewhere when it does hit.
The Hamburger Casserole sounded good, Marie. I usually add Italian Seasoning to stuff like that. I'm sure the Oregano was a good addition.
Joce, I HATE going to the dentist. And I DON'T unless I just can't help it at all. lol Wish I had one like Marie's!!!
WOW on the dragonflies, Laurie. I haven't seen one in years. That's a nice thought though, huh? Good for Becca!! On the grades and for sticking up for herself with teachers.
Tina, I just read your passage again...and all I can say is thank you, it's exavtly what I needed to hear. But, that doesn't seem like enough to say.
Joce, I just caught the "tears bring special rainbows when you least expect it" That's awesome. I love rainbows, they are a promise from God. So thank you for that.
I'm going to be on the lookout for dragonflies. :)
Tina, I'm so sorry about your phone. I hope it turns up.
I got the laundry caught up today. And Bryan's ex-wife brought dinner! Wow. A pan of lasagna and some garlic bread. That's pretty nice. She lost her Mom a couple of years ago, suddenly, in a car accident. She was killed instantly. So, she could relate. It was really nice of her.
My friend Donna brought me the prettiest bracelet on Wednesday. She wanted to give me something to keep. And since Mom loved her bracelets so much, Donna said I have to start wearing them now.
Everyone has been so kind. Flowers from the kid's Dad's Father, AND their great Aunt and Uncle on their Dad's side!! So many people at the receiving friends. Lots of people from Coach. One lady from Coach sent flowers to "The Million Dollar Gal". Mom was in charge of their motivational board...and they are keeping that going in honor of her. (She started it). Someone told me they'd named it for her.
Geez....look at me rambling like this...and to a captive audience. I truly don't mean to monopolize. Thanks for letting me share with you.
I really don't feel sleepy. Maybe I shouldn't drink so much Diet Mtn Dew tomorrow.