Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Thursday, August 28, 2014
(pause for dramatic flair)
"Left Over Cereal Cookies".
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Monday, August 25, 2014
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
As planned, we made the trip to Tulsa and enjoyed and nice long weekend. Nice person that I am, I shared the tummy bug I'd had previously, with Mister, soooooo one of the days we were in Tulsa we spent to ourselves, so as not to spread the nasty tummy bug with others. (Perhaps I have just written the longest, run-on sentence in the history of blogging! You're quite welcome.) We spent our quarantined day in the car driving around the town we once called home. Lots of changes we noticed, as well as some amusing things along the way. It's absolutely amazing what one can find when driving randomly for hours.
Posted by Sweet Tea at 2:26 PM
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Sometimes blogging serves as my therapy.
Today is one of those days.
You've been warned.
Doctor: So, Ms. Sweet Tea, what seems to be bothering you today?
Sweet Tea: Let's begin with the fact that my toe is
we're going on a road trip next week to see lots of our extended family to celebrate a carload of birthdays and meet our newest little "grand niece" (my term) and to take my Mom for an extended visit with my sister.
Doctor: So Ms. Tea, those sound like happy occasions, so why the long face?
Sweet Tea: Doctor, you know I hate road trips, but even putting that aside, my Mom finds the process of going for a visit both bitter & sweet. She likes the thought of visiting my Sister, but also feels that neither of us "want her". This breaks my heart. Everyone tells me that we must have breaks from time to time since we are full time Caregivers. I know that's right, but it makes for guilt on my part. . .Once Mom knows she is going for a visit she begins to over think it and obsess, like dementia patients do. Then the constant barrage of questions and insinuations begin. Over and over and over and over...Did I mention that my toe is in a vice? Well, it feels like it...Mom doesn't understand that she has dementia and that the court has ruled that she must live with me and have extended visits with my sister periodically. This ruling allows her to stay out of a nursing home. Doctor, she views us (my sister and I) as mean children who won't let her live in her home. Of course there is a part of me which wants desperately to reason/explain to her what the issues are. Perhaps she'd feel differently if she could understand, but that's just it. She can't understand or reason, so this will go on for the entire next week until she actually arrives at my Sisters. *sigh* I love my Mom and it's so frustrating that she can't see that. . .Thanks for listening, Doc, I feel so much better just getting to vent a bit...Perhaps I forgot to mention that my toe ACHES.
Doctor: Ms. Sweet Tea, take some Ibuprofen and quit whining about your toe.
You.Big.Baby. You have friends who are battling cancer and there are people in an Atlanta hospital with Ebola.
Sweet Tea: Oh, Doctor, I wanted to talked to you about the goofball who decided to bring Ebola into our country. I'm worried about that too.
Doctor: Ms. Tea, your time is up.
Posted by Sweet Tea at 4:03 PM
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
What are the odds of doing this?
Sunday, my best friend and I showed up at church wearing the very same outfit. Too funny!!
Great minds, and all that. . .
I seldom read books, but am actually on my second read of the Summer which is some kind of a record for me. This book is thought provoking, but not nearly as practical as I thought it would be. Still, I love to see/hear how people live their lives so I'm enjoying this peek into the author's world (though I enjoy reading blogs much more). Just sayin. . .
Posted by Sweet Tea at 9:37 PM
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Lil' Mama had the opportunity to fly to Maine where her fiance lives. His entire family lives in a small community, they even all attend the same church. She leaves Maine early in the morning and should arrive back home by 4pm, if everything is on time. Can't wait to talk to her and hear all about her trip and the soon-to-be-in-laws.
In the meantime I've been wranglin' Haylee Kate while her Mama's been away.
Things have gone smoothly here, except for the day we had planned to take Great Grandmother "GG" to the beauty shop to get her hair done. I dressed HK in a cute little summer outfit, with white sandal's, then combed her blonde curls and placed a pretty bow in her hair. We were ready to see and visit with the salon gals.. . .BUT on the drive there Haylee Kate took both her shoes off, yanked her bow out of her hair, and POOPED her pants!
Cute little couple, huh?
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Have you ever been inside a barn?
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Thursday, July 17, 2014
I'm enjoying the summer as it flies by.
It seems like each day is different than the day that went before, so "routine" isn't part of my vocabulary lately. That's OK. Things are rolling along nicely and I'm completely surprised that we're already into the middle of July. I have some friends who are miserable with the hot weather and being somewhat confined indoors most of the time. I'm not one of them. I thrive with the sunshine, even if I'm cloistered indoors with the A/C roaring and dodging mosquitoes when I dart to the mailbox and back.
This weekend Lil' Mama is to be a Bridesmaid in a summer wedding. and Haylee Kate is to be the Flower Girl. I think being a Flower Girl is a
Thinking about weddings.
I was once at a formal, church wedding and when the young groom turned to face the minister (which meant his back was to the audience) he had a sticky note on the back of his tux that said, "HELP ME!". Obviously a prank by one of the friends. *giggle
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Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Most of our 4th of July celebration was indoors,
but when we ventured out to watch the fireworks in the evening, these nasty Suckers found me. My ankles and calves got the worst abuse and I've been itching and then scratching ever since. I've even had trouble sleeping at night due to the itching.
Do they work?
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Friday, July 4, 2014
over and over again.
Can anyone listen to this song
and not get chill bumps?!!
in our great country.
God bless America!
Posted by Sweet Tea at 10:39 PM
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Last Sunday morning, after church, many of our friends gathered around Lil' Mama and her fiance' to admire her ring and congratulate them on their engagement. Fiance's name is "Izaiha", pronounced like the biblical name, "Isaiah". I began to make the introductions . . .
Wait for this.
It's that good/bad. . .
Still waiting? . . .
Here it is -
I introduced the fiance' to our friends, calling him "ELIJAH", rather than "Izaiha". Being the good guy he is, he responded, "Close enough" and laughed it off.
Posted by Sweet Tea at 9:13 AM
Monday, June 30, 2014
Remember the handsome young airman I've mentioned several times? It looks like he's gonna be stickin' around.
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Friday, June 27, 2014
It's been a busy week on the bayou, playing "catch up" after being away for a week. Not complaining, just stating a fact. . .
It seems that Mom and my sister did very well while we were away. My sister also reported that Boudxy was a "very good and smart boy". Extra treats for Boudxy!!
While we were away Mom had to miss her weekly hair appointment - that's happened once before and didn't seem to be a big deal. This time it WAS a big deal. She refused to go to church Sunday because of her hair. I understand that, however during the entire weekend she was very withdrawn. I suspected perhaps she was angry that we had not taken her with us on vacation. I talked with her and tried to "draw her out". She didn't seem angry. Hmmm? Then on Monday she refused to come to the table for dinner, saying "I look awful and don't want to leave my room". It was her hair that was causing all the angst. I brought her dinner to her on a tray, but explained that after her hair appnt on Thursday we'd need to go back to eating dinner with the family.
Yesterday was "Beauty Shop Day". Afterwards we went to lunch, then for ice cream, and on to the Library. She looks beautiful and seems right back on track.
How we look really affects how we feel.
I've always felt that way.
Posted by Sweet Tea at 10:24 AM
Saturday, June 21, 2014
I had intended to blog while on vacation, but found I didn't have the know-how for blogging using my ipad, sooooooo... Here's a "photo journal" of a blessed week spent at Orange Beach AL with most of our "kids" and all our Granddolls, as well as my Favorite SIL. Truly, Heaven-came-down-to-earth it was such a good time!
Posted by Sweet Tea at 3:08 PM