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This the story of our journey, Into Something Good, going Somewhere Over the Rainbow, and trying to Hold Onto Our Dreams. How we got on the way to becoming HALF time RVers! Our Ford 350 super duty diesel truck is our horses, we call it the Beast . Our 2008 34'7" 3 slide Cedar Creek Silverback fifth wheel is our Prairie Schooner Wagon,we call it the Bear. Just like the first RVers, the Pioneers of Yesteryear traveling around the country searching for a rich full filling life! Come along with us for the ride and read about our triumphs and mishaps along the way! About to be Part time RVers in a Cedar Creek Silverback 2008, 34'7", 3 slide 5th wheel, which is our Prairie Schooner Wagon, and a 2006 Ford 350 super duty 1 ton diesel truck is our horses, or oxen, only we have to feed it diesel instead of grass, and oats, which costs a lot more! Retired Air Force empty nesters off to see the good ole USA! Favorite Quote: "Life is a Blank Canvas, Made For Me to Add the Colors" Goal: I am trying to add as many colors as I can to my life!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Beautiful Friday!

Today (Friday):
   The sun was shining today, and I was able to take two of my plants outside for the afternoon. Mike had to bring them back in for me though. I was on my feet quite a bit today, (maybe a bit too much) and by evening I had to get some ice on my very swelled foot. I put dishes away, cleaned off the island, cleaned out the sink, etc...then I walked up the street to see my friend Sue, again.  I am starting to be able to do a few more things each day. On the way back I stopped in my front yard, and picked some of my lilacs. They are my favorite flower, and I just love their scent. So it really smells good in here! I was afraid with our late Spring that I wasn't going to get any, but luckily I got quite a few.

   Last Thursday my friend Sue, had to have some minor (she thought) facial surgery. She had a small spot on her nose that they thought might be skin cancer. Turns out it wasn't such a small spot, the Doc had to take quite a bit out, and then he didn't have enough skin left to cover the area. He had to cut a flap of skin from just below her eye, down her cheek to almost her mouth, and move it over her nose with the blood supply intact, he called it a trunk. It is very painful, and looks terrible right now. She got her stitches out yesterday from below her eye, and down to her cheek. Her doctor left the trunk alone, and he hopes it will have grown enough by next Thursday that he can finish fixing her nose.  She has quite a large hole the doctor is trying to cover up now. Good thing he is a plastic surgeon!
   I am not telling you this to gross you out, I am telling you about her experience so you don't make the same mistake she did. Sue is of Italian ancestry, and has beautiful olive skin. She never  wore sunscreen, and went tanning often. She is now convinced that is what caused her malignant skin cancer. She didn't think she needed to wear sunscreen because she never got sunburned. Even darker skinned people need to wear sun screen because they can get skin cancer too, the plastic surgeon told her. I, myself have always used sun screen because I burn very quickly if I don't, and sunburns are no fun. She is adamant about wearing it now, and not going tanning in a tanning bed ever again! I think she is very lucky to still have a lot of her nose left, and I hope her plastic surgeon can fix it to look normal again. So please, all you sun worshipers out there, wear sun screen, getting a tan isn't worth getting skin cancer! Okay, I will get off my soap box now, before I fall, and hurt my foot. Haha!  Please, all kidding aside, be safe and wear sunscreen while you are outside.

Dive Bomber:
   This morning I had a pesky fly dive bombing me from about daylight on!  Doesn't that just make ya so mad? It is so annoying, and irritating to be woke up that way repeatedly.  I never wanted a fly swatter so bad in my life! I wanted to commit fly- a- cide very badly! Haha! When I got up, I tried to kill every fly I could find very gleefully! Lol! I felt like I had to get back at the stupid pests, for waking me up so early. I did get quite a few of them, and I hope that I don't have the same problem in the morning!  You can bet if I do, that I will be on a little bombing mission of my own, only I will use a fly swatter! Kind of a revenge rampage on the insect world, so look out all of you dive bombing flies, I'm gonna get ya!

Night Night:
   I think I will post this so I can go to bed. I think I need to put ice on my foot again for a while. I hope ya have a great Saturday wherever ya are and that you are enjoying life to the fullest! Good night friends, family, and all our Rving Buddies. Until next time...

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Playing Catch Up

   Wednesday I managed to walk up to the corner to visit my friend, Sue. I only used one crutch, and I made it up and back by myself. I consider that an accomplishment! The foot hurt a little last night but not so much that I had to use ice. The rest of the beautiful day I just enjoyed the sunshine, and played on the laptop. I was bad and didn't do a post yesterday so as my title says, I am playing catch up!

   Mike had a doctor appointment with the pain specialist so I tagged along. After that we went to Michael's so I could get more silk flowers for another keepsake bouquet. I got a few at Walmart too. They have pretty much done away with most of their silk flowers, but I did find a few that looked good and were a lot cheaper than Michael's or Hobby Lobby. I still have to hit Hobby Lobby for a few gray flowers, and then I will be done getting everything, so I can do the bouquet. I am going to do the bouquet in the fiver, so I don't have a mess all over the island in here. That way I don't have to put anything away until I am done. So after that we hit Sam's for a few things like dog food, bottled water, and some food. Our cupboards were getting to be a little bare. Have ya ever tried Sam's rotisserie chickens? They are really moist and tender, and we can get at least 2 -3 meals out of it. At $4.88 they are a real good deal. So I bet ya can guess what we're havin' for supper. Haha! In the stores I used a scooter, or a wheel chair, because I didn't want to put extra stress on my on my foot, and walked to and from the truck.

   The slides are OUT! Yippee!  I haven't been back in the fiver since Tuesday, but Mike put the slides out yesterday. I checked everything out on Tuesday and there wasn't anything in the way of the slides. So when the battery was charged Mike went ahead and put the slides out, I hope I can get in there next week and clean and check out the systems, water, water heater, refrigerator  etc... Mike will need to  hook up the water to flush out the Rv antifreeze out of the water systems. Then I can try the hot water heater etc... so I can get everything clean and ready to go.  I'd like to try sleeping it the fiver with the dogs in a couple weeks to see how they do. It should be warm enough at night by then, I'm not sure how much propane we have left after last season. So that's another thing we will have to get filled, and ready. It will take us at least a couple of weeks to get everything ready to go, and I have yet to make a reservation. I wasn't sure how my foot would be doing so I was kinda waiting and trying to gauge when I would be able to walk better. I'm sure by this time next week my walking will have improved,but I will wait and see before I make a reservation.

   It is now 8:43 p.m. and it is not dark yet, but it will be before long. I am glad it is staying light longer now. The temp is starting to drop though, and it is starting to feel cool with the door open.  I think I will end this post here for tonight.  Take care and I will be back with ya's soon...

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Sunny Tuesday / Doctor Visit !

   Today is a beautiful day! It is 70 degrees, and sunny. The awning is out on the fiver! I opened it so it could dry out and it would not mildew. Did ya catch that, "I" opened it. That means I got  to use my crutches today. Actually all I did was push a button, but it sure felt good to be able to do that! I was able to go up the steps, and into the fiver without too much pain. I didn't open the slides, because Mike had to put the battery back in the fiver first. So he has it hooked up to the charger right now. Maybe tomorrow!

Doctor Appointment:
   My appointment with the Doc went great! He said I can start putting weight on my foot while using my crutches! I was really glad to hear that! He was pleased with my progress, and the way my foot is healing. He said the swelling would continue to go down, but it was much less than he expected already. So after trying my crutches out, there was a little pain, but what surprised me the most was how weak and shaky I am. I will have to find my balance again, but I am on the right track. It felt good to be standing, even for a little while, but the doctor cautioned me not to overdo the walking the first few days. I have walked a little bit today, and my foot is swelling some. I think ice is gonna be my new best friend for the next few days. It is hurting a little, so (according to the Doc pain will be my guide) I'm gonna take it easy the rest of the day until I walk to the bedroom tonight. I don't want it to start throbbing any worse than it is right now. If I can keep the pain to a minimum I'll be happy.

   I got my Avon order sorted out and bagged already, so I want to get it delivered tomorrow. Remember if you want to order any Avon from me you can go to my site, pay with  your credit card, and it will be shipped directly to you. This link will take you to my Avon site. 


So far I don't have many customers, but I am hopeful that I will get more soon.Thank you in advance if you place an order with me.

SAD or Spring Fever:   
   It is amazing the difference there is when the sun shines vs when it isn't. The birds are chirping, you can hear dogs out barking, lawn mowers running etc...It's a bright and beautiful day, and people just naturally seem to be in a better mood when the sun is shining. There is a disorder called SAD- Seasonal Affective Disorder. Maybe that is what we actually have when we have Spring Fever. SAD is characterized, by depression, sleeping more, and moodiness. You can have SAD in any of the seasons though not just the Spring, yes even in the Summer. Maybe Spring Fever is a mild form of this disorder. When I have Spring Fever I get antsy, and want to get outside and do stuff. Like clean up the yard, paint, plant flowers, and make improvements to the house and yard etc... I do get kinda down when the sun doesn't shine, but I wouldn't classify it as depression. As long as the weather is warm, I even like a good thunder storm once in a while. I like to smell the air after a rain, it just smells so fresh, and clean. I also love to take pictures of the sky, and cloud formations during a thunder storm, before it starts raining, of course! Lol! I have no doubt you'll see a few of those pictures here sometime this Summer. I would like to say that Spring is officially here, but I wonder.  Will we get any more low temps and frost before then? My parents and grand parents would never plant anything until after Mother's Day in May. I usually never take my house plants outside until then, cos I don't want to loose any of them. When I bring them in in the Fall, the front of the house always looks so bare. I am always glad to get them back outside in May, cos they do so much better out in the fresh air and sunshine, so do I as a matter of fact! Haha! So is it a disorder or a fever? I have no idea! I just know I want warm weather here to stay! How about you?

   Once again time has gotten away from me. I'm gonna go put ice on my foot, so I will see ya's later...

Monday, April 29, 2013

Two In One / Monday and Sunday !

   Today is Monday, and it is kinda cloudy with  little teases of sun here and there, but not very many. It is 63 degrees here so far. I wish the Jet Stream would hurry up and go North up into Canada, so we would have some warm days. The birds are busy chirping though, regardless whether the sun is shining or not. There is not much going on today, it is just kind of a blah day here in Ohio. I imagine it will warm up a little more today as the afternoon goes on, at least that is what I am hoping. The sun being out sure makes a difference whether it is a warm 63 or a chilly 63, and right now there is no sun, so it is sorta of a chilly 63 degrees. My doctor appointment is finally tomorrow at 10:30 a.m.  We'll get ready and go and be there all of about 10 minutes and turn around and come back home. Talk about exciting, just can't wait lol!  I hope, I at least get some good news in that 10 minutes, like I don't know, maybe I can walk using my crutches, that would be good! It would certainly make me happy! I wouldn't feel so limited that way.

Yesterday, Sunday was kinda rainy, and a little chilly. The rain seems to have stopped, but I haven't seen any sun. One of Charli's,(our 2 1/2 year old Grand Daughter) favorite songs is "Oh Mr Sun, Sun, Mr Golden Sun, please shine down on me", from Barney,the famed purple dinosaur.  Come On Mr Sun, push those clouds outta the way! We could sure use some of that sunshine, I hope maybe we'll see it again soon.! Not quite a Pleasant Valley Sunday kind of day today. I hope those kind of Sunday's will be here again soon!

   Did you know words can be a weapon, just as surely as a knife? Words you say to others, and words others say to you, can cut just as deep as a knife. Many people say things they don't mean, and don't stop to think about the impact they can have on the person they were said to. Some people just don't care, and others simply didn't think before they opened their mouth. Even the inflection we use can make a difference in how words are taken by the recipient. I have often just sat while in a group and listened to conversation flowing around me. You can hear some things that can really make you angry, or things that can make you sad. I have even felt sorry for the person saying those words and wondered what their motivation for saying them was. Too many times I have been on the end of those words, either saying them, or having said them to someone. How about you? There are so many things I have said as an adult, that I wish I could take back, and that I am so sorry ever came out of my mouth! Then there are lots of things that have been said to me that I would rather had not been said. Does it make you stronger, when you hear stuff like that, or does it make you want to curl up in a ball and hide? With me it has done both. I have no idea why I am talking about this right now, other than it has been on my mind for a couple of days. One of my Grand Daughter's is having some trouble with a few bully's right now, most of them boys. She is at that age where it really bothers her. I wish I had some words of wisdom to give her to make her feel better. She is a strong girl, and is doing her best trying to deal with it, and not be rude back to them. I'm afraid if I saw  or heard them, my Grandma claws would come out! I wish I could protect her, and all of them from anything, and anyone who hurts them! I am so Proud of her for not bringing herself down to their level! My Grand Daughters are always teaching me new things about grace under pressure.

   Today has been a hard day for me to find something to write about in my head. My brain seems to have shut down my thought process for some reason. That is odd, cos usually I have plenty that I can write about. I guess it feels lazy today. I think I will say Adios  now and hopefully it will be functioning better tomorrow. I'll see ya's then...