Saturday, August 28, 2010

This Week-end I . . .

Keys to the Cottage

  • Watched my poor hubby's face looking like he'd been in a boxing match from skin cancer surgery. It looked even worse the next day - eye almost swollen shut.

  • Played "slide" and every other playground piece of equipment with the littles.

  • Fed the twinnies their new favorite lunch - ham and cheese pinwheels.

  • Hubby took himself to the emergency room (I couldn't go because the twins were sleeping soundly in their little beds). Got home 3 hours later with a kidney infection diagnosis. What a double whammy! At 10 when he left, I thought he was going to the grocery store to get cranberry juice to stave off said diagnosis. What a communication snafu!

  • Left hubby home in his sick bed while I went to visit the CSU Annual Flower Trial Garden with our 4x4 group, then out to eat. I really needed the fellowship with adults after many hours with littles the last two weeks. (Of course, I forgot my camera - got this pic off the web).

("The purpose of the trial program conducted at the Annual Flower Trial Garden is to evaluate the performance of different annual plant cultivars under our unique Rocky Mountain environmental conditions. Our growing conditions are characterized by high altitude, intense solar radiation, drying winds, severe hailstorms, large fluctuations between day and night temperatures and a season-long need for irrigation. Each year, our annual trial consists of over 1,000 different cultivars of annual bedding plants. Varieties are grouped by genus, arranged by color and grown in rows, side-by-side, so as to facilitate the comparison of similar varieties.") You can Google CSU Annual Flower Trial Garden and see amazing pictures on their home page.

  • Got the confirmation of good news that my cousin Ann, the missionary in Mali, Africa, is coming to visit in 3 weeks for the first time ever. So excited!

  • Didn't get any cleaning or grocery shopping done. Did finish a bit of laundry, though. Finished the book, The Help by Kathryn Stockett. Excellent - highly recommend!

  • Took Care Bear to look for "Silly Bands" - if you have a little girl in your life, you may have heard of this latest fad. We lucked out at Walgreen's, our second stop.

  • Caught cold from little Emma - just can't stop kissing those little faces, even if they're a bit snotty!

  • Was challenged by Sermon #10 of the series in James.

Go on over to Becky's place to join the fun.


Sammy said...

Well, a pretty busy week for you! I am so sorry your husband has been so down and out! What a drag. I hope he heals quickly and easily!

I'm so glad you took care of yourself and went to the flower show. With so much care-taking going on, I don't want you to forget yourself. Fellowship with other women is one of the very best ways to do that. Good for you.

Here's hoping next week is better. Thinking of you!

Becky said...

Well you were busy. And I sure hope your hubby feels better soon. Double whammy is right!!

Gigi said...

Oh man...double whammy is right! Hope he's feeling better on both fronts and thank goodness the skin cancer was caught and removed!

You had another busy week! Whew!

Oh - as for Silly Bands, it's not just little girls that like 'em! They're all the rage with boys too! Check out your local Hallmark store - they carry them AND necklaces to string them on (now those ARE for girls!!) Our malls also have Silly Bands kiosks...yours might too since they're so popular! ;)

grammy said...

So sorry he is feeling bad...I have had that problem and it is the pits....not the surgery...hope that heals fast
love that garden....should go see it
I have wondered what on Earth those rubber bands were and WHY
the girlies have not informed me (o:

Glenda said...

Hope your hubby gets well soon - and that you get some rest soon!! We bought silly bands - bunches of them - when the grands were here this summer! Wonder how long that fad will last?

nancygrayce said...

Oh, sorry about husband's problems! Hope he's well soon! I imagine that you have the busiest life of all of us lately! You are such a wonderful grandmother!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Busy, busy weekend....and a bit startling for me...I didn't KNOW about your dear man and his skin cancer. Whoa...and as you say a double whammy with kidney infection. Hope all will be 100% with him real soon.

Love the flower garden photo. And excited for you about your cousin Ann.

And of course those little can we not love 'em as you do. They're precious.

Oh and ham and cheese pinwheels? No recipe for us? Easy to make? I'm hungry Grandma!!!!!

One more thing, you look MARVELOUS on the chaise lounge. Your weight loss looks so nice!!!

Needled Mom said...

Poor D!!!! Oh my! Little did we know what damage we were doing to our skin all those years ago. I am so glad that everyone is much more careful these days.

That Flower Trial sounds like (and looks like) an amazing event. I would love to see that in person. Do you get lots of great ideas?

The girls here are wearing those silly bands too. They are pretty cute.

jmckemie said...

Busy week for you! Hope DH is feeling much better. So glad I got to catch a glimpse of you on my run through town! I, too, was challenged by that sermon. I can see why you like your new pastor so much. I also got to visit the CSU garden on Friday on my bonus day in town! Last visit I had the baby girl with me and took her there for a "non-professional" 6-month photo shoot. We got some great photos out of that visit. When Jackson was a baby I had done the same with him, only in the quad on campus so I was excited to get back there with her at the same age. What a lovely place to visit. Praying for you.

Susan said...

Wow!!! Your life is as busy & hectic as mine :o) Glad you got out for a brief break with the adults.

PEA said...

Don't faint, it's really me! lol I finished making the last of the dill pickles today and with the garden almost done (except for the tomatoes and potatoes)I should have more time for myself once again. I also have no travel plans until at least October so I'm quite looking forward to getting back into a regular routine and having more time with blogging. I would never stop blogging completely so don't even think it!!! lol

I've so enjoyed catching up with all of your news and seeing the pictures of the girls. It sure does sound like they had a very busy summer...and grandma too!!

Oh dear, your poor hubby, I do hope he feels better soon! Praying that the cancer surgery was a complete success. He certainly didn't need a kidney infection at the same time!!

How wonderful that your cousin Ann will be coming to visit you, no doubt she will have lots of stories to tell you about her missionary work:-) I'd love to be able to sit down and listen to them too!!

I'm so glad that you got to see Kev again when he came home for a week. My prayers continue for him.

We're in the midst of another heatwave over here, today with the humidex it was up in the high 90's again. I can't wait for the cooler temps to arrive, I'm tired of all this heat. I know, before you know it I'll be complaining about the cold! lol xoxo

Christa said...

I have read your blog many times, now I have time to write! (hard when you share a computer with so many people to - have time to use it) Sounds like your summer has been busy. Sorry abut the skin cancer, both my in-laws had skin cancer removed and complete recovery. Good thing it was cought early. The girls are growing so fast, time does that. Enjoy the little ones. Mine are in CO. and I am in CALIF. So we don't get to see them as often as before they moved.
Have a great day and God Bless.

Kathleen said...

Busy, busy, busy... We grandma's never seem to rest but boy are we blessed by those little ones. Hope the hubby heals quickly! God Bless!

Sharon Lynne said...

You sound busy!

Thanks for keeping us updated.

I hope your "Prince" is feeling better soon on all fronts.

That description of Colorado weather is quite impressive. go through that every year?? (Actually I have gone through it--on your blog.)You've posted some great pictures of the crazy weather.

It looks nice and summery now.

Maine Mom said...

I hope DC recovers quickly!

You are one busy wife and grandma! I'm glad you had some time away with your 4x4 group.