Friday, March 29, 2013
Monday, February 23, 2004
I was mistaken -- last week Dale went to Pittsburgh for schooling & Utes A.M., he & Mark go to Pitts again, this time for 2 days. He'll take a lunch again but he isn't sure what will happen. Mark is married & has 2 children & I guess money is tight. Not for Dale living at home -- his day will come.
I always read your letter fast the first time & then read it again slower to savor the news. I laughed both time when I read, "I'm sure you're finding this incident tremendously amusing, Mom." As I read it to Dale -- I said, I have to have one child with children so they can see what it is to raise children. More fun. You are the lucky one, you & JoAnna, to have 2 nice sons -- they do bring "sun" into your lives.
This A.M. we went to Jamestown -- a short trip. I wanted to return one of the sweaters I got. I didn't like how it fit around the hips. I did one load of wash before we left & got Dale's bed made up clean. Now the 3rd load -- towels -- are about set to go in the dryer. After lunch I cleaned the bathroom.
I've lost some weight & my slacks are too large so I've been buying new ones. Got a pr. this A.M. at Sears & a knit top. We didn't go into Penney's -- their styles are all for the younger group. A while ago I got a sweater red & blue poppys on a black background. It looked bare around the neck. So last Sat. I got a red expensive scarf & it looks nice with the sweater. Wore it to church yesterday & it felt good. Today I got a blouse at Bon Ton -- alight salmon color & it is worn over the pants. 3/4 length sleeves. It's like the 2 tops Barb bot.
We went to Walmarts this A.M. -- heavens forbid -- & Barb got more yarn. She finished Marisa's & started one for herself. She got yarn for one for Kim -- she'd like a maroon afghan. We also got cranberry juice.
I've started another puzzle -- an old one. Another floral.
Sat. nite we had subs from Quizno's. They were good -- I had the traditional -- beef, ham & turkey. Barb & Dale had the Philly cheese steak. We liked them & we'll try them again.
Wed. A.M. the 25
Dale is at school so I slept in a bit til 7 A.M. But he forgot to turn off his alarm & it went off at 4:30 A.M. I shut it off & was able to go back to sleep. I'm taking it easy today -- just preparing things for dinner -- Lar & Kim come (my tho'ts got ahead of my hand) -- Dale will be home about 6:45 PM. Tues A.M. the weather wasn't so good. Pittsburgh was fogged in. Today will be sunny & warmer. I'll be glad to see the snow melt away.
Yesterday I made applesauce & choc. cake for tonite. Of course I sampled the case last nite.
At dinner tonite Lar & Dale were talking about the 2006 Pontiac Solstice, a sport car bargain for about $20,000. Dale's magazine Automobile had a 2 page picture. Lar says that it's his next car. It's a 2 seater. Kim asked is she could have the Meata -- is that spelled correctly, & Lar said yes. He has 3 more payments on his back hoe & he thinks the truck will hold out for awhile. The Solstice is just a dream now. It doesn't come out til summer of '05.
Larry was sick Mon & Tues. The flue. He said he thinks he'll get a flu shot next year. He always seems to get the flu for a few days. He'll take me to the Dr. tomorrow as Barb has to work at Lynn's. I'll have to remember to get a Fri. appt -- the 2 or 4 Fri. & then Barb can take me.
Bert will be back next Wed. & she will be needing more help around the dinner hour. She won't be able to climb the stairs as often as she did. She is too think & doesn't have any resistance to cold, etc.
Fri the 26th
Saw the Dr today. First a physician -- I can't recall the word, examined me first. Then the (Physician Practitioner. Finally got it!) Dr. came in & examined me. I see him in 3 months. The nice thing -- I can have my blood tests in the office. He also wants me to have a mammogram but I call for the appt. myself. I miss Dr. McNett. My blood pressure was good. I weight 145 lbs. so I've lost weight. I'm eating less, but I still like sweets. That's why I've needed slacks that fit.