Sunday, March 16, 2008

Thinking Spring/SNAG or TAG

            

LOL...It may be Palm Sunday and Easter may be next week, and I may be thinking spring but western Pa. isn't on the same line of thought.  Not that it's awful but just dreary.  40's and cloudy.  20 at night...brrr.  No sign of green grass or anything sprouting yet.

It was a busy week.  Meg is in South Beach.  She called from Ft. Lauderdale on Thurs.  They were waiting for the town car to pick them up and transport them to South Beach.  I'm supposing you need to arrive in proper fasion in South Beach.    Hmm....mom has to wonder what's wrong with this picture...lol.  Like where is my "vacay"?  She called yesterday and had gotten really burnt which is unusual.  She was using 15 and has never burnt in her life.  She's been tropical before.  Oh well....she did have to send me photos of the beach and sun on her cell phone...grrrr.

Joey passed his union test and has an interview on April 9th.  Good thoughts and prayers would be appreciated as I know he gets interview jitters very badly and would love to get this job.  He's been working on it for over a year now.

My mom is doing much better.  She still looks pretty exhausted but has improved drastically.  She is asking her doctor Tues if she can do an Easter dinner.  I'm trying my best to have her postpone it for a week or two.  Megan will be back and wants her and I to go and cook dinner at my mother's.  I still think that's far too much commotion right now. 

Grizzly's hepatic profile came back better than last year's so keeping my fingers crossed.  He seems to be hopping around like a pup today but tomorrow he could be hobbling again.

If you get a chance, please stop by Bea's Wanderer A very sad day.  Her Max got sick  just yesterday and was gone by afternoon.  As expected, she is in shock and devastated.

That's about it for now.  Enjoy your Sunday!

HUGS  Chris

            

33 comments:

labdancer51 said...

I`m glad your mom is doing better now, hopefully she`ll be much better very soon. Well done to Joey for passing the test, please wish him the best of luck for the interview.  May I have the tag with my name on it please Chris?

Love Sandra xxxx

buggieboo1 said...

it's cold here in north east pa today! it was nice yesterday!
woke up to A LOT more robins though, so that is a good sign! I have sprouts but no buds!  
Hope things warm up soon!


~~~Make it a Great Day~~~
         Sharon
http://journals.aol.com/buggieboo1/ImASurvivor/

fisherkristina said...

I am going on a real vacay this year for the first time in about 10 years (when John first got sick).  To Florida.  I can't wait.

Krissy
http://journals.aol.com/fisherkristina/SometimesIThink

nightmaremom said...

still A LOT of winter here too.....  argh!!   Love all your creations as always
hugs
d

chat2missie said...

We had a spring day yesterday, but we're back to winter today.
Missie

jeadie05 said...

We had a couple of nice spring days but its cold and windy again today ,Fancy Megan getting sunburnt ,oh to feel the warmth of the sun again ,Good luck to Joey sending him good vibes for April 9th,pleased to hear you Mum is doing better ..love Jan xx

bridgetteleigh75 said...

May I have both of these tags with Bridgett and Janya, please?

Thanks so much!
bridgetteleigh75@aol.com

lv2trnscrb said...

those are cute tags, Chris!! hoping spring comes soon to Pennsylvania!!

I agree with you about your mom, I hope she'll listen and postpone making dinner for a few weeks until she feels better and everyone is there to celebrate with her

I stopped over at Bea's journal

betty

lattedah711 said...

Great Tags.  Aside form the weather that is not spring like all else sounds good.  Its not spring anywhere (Non tropical anyway)  I'm wishing for it every day though.  :)
http://journals.aol.com/lattedah711/lattedah/    Tracy

hugsdoodlewacky said...

(((((((((((((CAB))))))))))))))))))))I will be praying for your Sons interview.I am glad your Daughter is having a god time.But sorry She got burnt.

bgilmore725 said...

Chris, thank you for thinking of me today. We buried our little Max this morning in our back yard. My son drove home to be with us. I know we will be okay, but the quietness in our house is too hard for my ears... we still have Misty, but she wasn't loud and boisterous as Max. Misty is all quiet and calm. I will miss my Max, but when we retire I am sure I will want another black Miniature Schnauzer to keep me company. Spring is definitely in the air this weekend. The flowers are blooming here... we buried Max beneath a young tree. I think in Florida one needs to use at least a sunblock of 30 or 45...!! And not stay outside between 10 a.m and 4:00 pm. I hope she doesn't get too burned... it is too risky these days. I know she is having fun there. take care, bea

preciousone25 said...

Thanks, Chris for letting us know about Bea's loss.... I put it on the 'call for support' journal, but it seems that most have already visited her.  Thank you.

Joann

jjdolfin9 said...

Oh my goodness.  You have loaded us down with great Easter graphics.  Thanks so much.  Glad your mother is better.  Have a nice Palm Sunday.
Hugs, Joyce

lanurseprn said...

Beautiful tags, Chris. Glad your mom is better. Wishing Joey luck on the interview. When I used to get interview jitters a friend of mine said "Think of it this way....it's the only time in life you get to spend an hour talking about nothing but YOURSELF!" Not sure if that will help...but I did see the humor in it so maybe Joey will, too.
Glad Meg is having fun! OUCH on the sunburn. Maybe she needs to use SPF 45? Gotta watch that stuff.
Take care of yourself and I hope you have a wonderful Easter. Hope to hear from you before then.
Love ya,
Pam

nortenadcorazon said...

Prayers sent *Chris to U and Ur Family.
So Good to hear Ur Mom is Feeling Better.
Take Care Beautiful Lady :)
Deb

firestormkids04 said...

Wonderful Spring graphic.  It's not quite Spring here in the mountains, but occasionally we have the sun peek out to warm our spirits and minds.  I am praying for your mom, Joey, Meg, Grizzly and for you!  Have a blessed Sunday, Penny  http://journals.aol.com/firestormkids04/FromHeretoThere
http://journals.aol.com/firestormkids04/TimeforaLittlePoetry

carolsixpac said...

Love the Spring graphic---may I have the top one with Carolyn---thank u so much@ Its so adorable!    

carolsixpac said...

ok, here I am again, just wanted to try and make the tag request seperated. Your weather sounds like ours but freezing at night here but not that low in temps--thats cold and yeppers our ground is frozen here in WA too--I keep waiting but it seems Mother Nature isnt ready for Spring yet. I wonder if bears that hybernate in winter are still sleeping too lol.
  I was glad to hear Megan arrived in South Beach safely and u gotta see pictures, although I know it makes ya wish you were there . .I was sorry she got sunburned-that can be painful. Ive always found that the old noxema cream in a jar works great for sunburn.
  Thats awesome about Joey and yes will say prayers-keep us updated and was also glad to hear Grizzlys results and doing better.

  Thought the idea of postponing the Easter Dinner with your mom sounded good-sure would make it alot easier on her and you all could be together.Easter sure seems to be arriving quickly.

  Will try and stop by Bea's Wanderer-dont know her but feel so bad she lost her Max

Keeping you all in my prayers. Happy St Patricks Day (early)-thank you for all u do and wishing you a great day! hugs and love-Carolina

carolsixpac said...

 I stopped by Beas site--that is so sad...we love our pets so much and they are family to us. My heart goes out to her--so sudden and so sad. I always pray that our Pets are in Heaven and one day we will be together again...will say a prayer for both of them. hugs and love and pass the kleenex, I feel so bad....

gehi6 said...

I hope your mom continues to do better.  It is a worry when a bronchial infection really gets a person down.  The cold weather can't help.  I do so much better in a mild clime. Thanks for info on St. Paddy's Day about west Penn.  Nobody even drank in my hometown on the 17th of March, which is why I might have loved it  Guess not enough Irish around.  We celebrated it in connection with the church.  However my dad and others drank plenty other holidays to make up for it.  We used to have a mass town picnic down in one of the canyons on Easter.  That wss great, too.  This would be after church Easter services.  I am going to post a big photo of Dante in the big Easter Bunny's lap.  So won't snag an Easter one. Dante saw it and said, "Oh I remember that."  HIs mom got him photographed well.  Gerry

nay0114 said...

Love your tags.. they're so spring... wish the weather would catch on to it.
Your daughter needs to watch about the sun global warming is killing all that for everyone. We never use to burn either and now the last two years have been bad about that regardless of using the high protection lotions. Easter is gonna suck over here cold and rain.  Poor Kyan can't even go out and hunt eggs. It's rainy and freezing here today.
Take care, Chrissie

queeniemart said...

i am praying for sweet Joey!!!! Huge good luck hugs for him. Both our Megan's will be soaking in the rays and having fun while us old mom's just keep on working. Phooey.
I am glad your mom and Grizzly are both better. I hope YOU are doing well too.
I LOVE YOU!
lj

ktkamanski said...

Best of luck to Joey - I'm sure he'll do just fine.  I just wish when the time changed so did the weather. I'm sure spring is just around the cornier (fingers crossed). Take care with hopes you enjoy your everyday!
Katie

springangel235 said...

Weather here still chilly, no blooms, nothing...wish the warm weather would come and stay.  Megan sounds like she is having so much fun...and yes, Mom's need a vacay too...LOL  Tell me about it!!  LOL  I know Joey is going to ace that interview...prayers going up for that special day.  Happy to read about your Mom doing better...
Wow, Grizzly is doing better too...so much good news to share.  Hope you have a lovely week...hugs and love,
Joyce

thegirlnexdoor77 said...

am so happy to hear you mom is doing better....will be praying for you all!  Have a wonderful day friend!  Hugs,TerryAnn

eyesbaerle said...

I will keep Joey and your Mom in my thoughts and prayers.
I am very glad to hear that your Mom is doing much better!
I'll bet Megan will take some mega pictures. in Fl.
Will keep my fingers crossed for Grizzly!!!
I went over to Bea's journal already. This is so sad and my heart goes
out to her and everyone who loved Max.

Can you please make me both tags, on this page, with Maria?
Thank you in advance. Stay warm and have happy thoughts.
Hugs, Maria

geocachelinda66 said...

I liked you new work...  Hope Grizz will be ok.  Linda

eyesbaerle said...

Just a reminder: I know you are busy and have other things on your mind.
But, in your last journal, you asked us to let us know if any tags are still missing.
The ones from this entry are missing. Pretty please, surprise me anytime you have time to do so. Thank you, my friend. Hugs, Maria

princesssaurora said...

Glad Meg's vacation is going well... Praying for Joey and Mom!  Keep us posted!

be well,
Dawn
http://journals.aol.com/princesssaurora/CarpeDiem/

bojgill4375 said...

Cute little tag! Running late on all comments.:-(  Wishing you a wonderful blessed Easter. Janie

drb1064 said...

Hope you had agood easter and that your mum continues to improve.
Debbie
xxx

daffydonna said...

I have visited your site several times and snagged several tags......up until now I did not know how to leave a comment, finally figured it out !!!  I love your site and its a joy to visit here......always surprised at what I will find and read !  I will visit often, have you on my favorite places now.

Thanks for an enjoyable site and keep up your awsome work!

Hugs and Thank YOU!!
Donna in Fort Worth

pawpause said...

i thought i left one before but couldnt find it- i love your work! im trying to do these but not succeeding. thanks for the snags. !