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Comment by Mississippi Mom on October 6, 2021 at 12:57pm

Good morning Ladies!   It has been a while since I have posted or checked on y'all.   My life has been totally topsy turvy.   I got a call a week ago yesterday that my Mom was unresponsive.  I took off over there.  I called my brother and sister who live here, and they met me.  By the time we got tested and got inside she had roused up and knew us.  She answered our questions and was grinning and smiling when we told her we were so happy to be inside with her.  Her nurse told her that we had come to have a big ole party with her and she smiled and said yes.  The nurse took all three of us outside to tell us that her BP was very low and looked liked her body was shutting down.  When we got back inside, Mom just laid her head back on her recliner and closed her eyes.  We thought she was just sleeping.  My sister from out of town got there and she tried to wake her and never could.  She never opened her eyes or said anything else to us.   She passed the next morning at 10:00 with 5 of us with her, along with my husband and my sister-in-law. I am so thankful that she went very easy.  She never acted like she hurt at all and for that I thankful.  As hard as this has been I am so thankful that I know where my Mom is and that she is not dealing with a broken shoulder, and all of her many ailments that she had here on earth.   I find myself thinking what do I need to take her this morning, and I think every time my phone rings it is probably SM calling me about her sugar, BP, or the many things they called me about.  I had visited her at her window that morning before work, and she had her nurse to call me at 11:00 a.m. just to chit chat with me.   My Mom was my rock and my best friend.  All of my brothers and sisters are quite a bit older than I am, and when they all married, it was like I was an only child.  I am back at work today.  My daughter is actually flying back to Phoenix now.   I took several days to spend with her.    I know I have many hard days ahead of me, but I also know the Lord has brought me through the last several days and he will get me through whatever is ahead of me.      

Comment by T-Lynn on September 24, 2021 at 3:09pm

Hi Blondie and Drama !!!

Thank you ladies.  It is so good to hear from you and how things are going.

Agree this the last year and this one have been not nice. This crazy roller coaster ride has to up soon.  I feel like its been stuck at the very bottom of a hill and all we can do is look up and hope. 

Drama - enjoy - enjoy - ENJOY those hugs and spoiling !!! Keep us posted if you do get back on the stage.  I can remember we all here had once talked about attending a show that you would be inn.  Crazy fun idea - of a Pan Mom Meet and Greet and all of us Moms cheering in the audience for you.  Would still love that happen. 

Blondie - fingers crossed your work gets a handle on what rules they want to follow. that has to be frustrating. Gee- I didn't realize your hubby still was out of work.  I am sorry. Hubby and I took our SS to help ends meet. My job little job is gone.  BSA Scout Reach here has been canceled.  Sad, part of my wages was all the hugs I got.  Wish you a fun weekend with family and I knocked on wood for ALL to stay healthy. 

Allergies are still kicking us here. Again I am so stuffed up and clearing my throat.  Mine is Golden Rod now. 

But at least humidity is gone.

Only new news, grandson joined a Cub Scout Pack.  He is a Tiger. Hasn't attended a meeting yet - keep you all posted.

Hey, got to go - time to get grandson off the bus.  

Thanks for checking in - it really means so much to me. 


Comment by Blondie on September 23, 2021 at 8:33am

Hi Everyone.  One day at a time right?!  It has been a bad year for allergies and everyone looks at you and points. Give me a break, red eyes and sneezing. We had lots of rain early, many replantings then dry and Hot!  My worst months are April and Sept. but got stretched this year to April-May and Mid-Aug-still dealing with them. Lots of storms also this year. (headaches and pain) Right now lots of rain and flooding, NOT what the farmers want. 

Emotions are high at work with mandates and policies and 4 practitioners with 4 different views. I just want them to agree on a policy so I can enforce it!  At last office meeting (which I called) I tried to tell them to leave personal feelings and family at home. We have to do what's best for the Office as a whole. One person cannot force things on others. and those who don't care....if we get shut down it shuts down Everyone's business Not just yours!  I told them I don't mean to be heartless but I have little ones and old ones too. But that is My responsibility to keep them safe. If I'm exposed (and have been) then I don't visit!  I went over a year without seeing my Dad other then front porch to van visits. Everyone has to deal with this Not just our office.  I get so tired of them acting up, pouting, crying pointing fingers....UGGG We are Suppose to be Professionals Here For the patients.... Anyhow that is work. I mean all of my children have been exposed and guess what? Not by me, their own work and lives! 

Lilianna is 3 almost 4 months old! Growing and changing daily. Such a JOY.  Joseph still loves his sister but having emotional meltdowns sometimes, he is 2 ya know. lol  Tahlia finally got to see her Father. 2nd. time this year.  Stretched himself this time had her for 2 nights. Still no money coming, he hasn't told county where he lives or works.  I have all kinds of feelings, locking my lips.

Personal struggling.  With hubby still not working, no unemployment since May.  Signing up for medicare,  trying to decide S.S. or not.... Going to a winery for our 40th Ann. in Oct. Just need to get away for 4-5 days ya know?! 

This weekend getting all kids and grandkids together (if they all stay healthy) in Columbus for the Coffee Festival!  So looking forward to this. Spending alone time with our Eldest son and DIL on Fri. only seen them twice in the last 3 years.  Our dog Jack is sick and on 2 kinds of meds and tropical gel hoping to see an improvement before we leave Friday. 

Work has started to get busy, gotta run.

Navy Mom Strong - Hugs!

Comment by DramaSoul on September 22, 2021 at 7:24pm

Checking in...

I am alive and well and going to see my grandson (who is 10 months old tomorrw) for the first time in 3 weeks. I will be seeing his parents (my Corpsman and my AWESOME DIL) as well! I am grateful for the options to video chat since we are not on the same side of the country and the many videos of all those new baby milestones but it will be nice to smother him in kisses and hugs, At 21 lbs and 28 inches tall, he's gonna be fun!

I have not been doing any theater, needless to say, but looking forward to being able to audition again in the community theater here. I miss hanging with the peeps in a play. It's another family. Fingers-crossed!

Cottonwoods did me in this year. Weather in the Northwest has not been helpful in dealing with it. In June we had a heat wave with 116 degree heat. No one has AC 'cause it isn't supposed to be that hot here. That was earler this year and I found if I wear a mask when I am out for a walk, I don't seem to have as many issues.  I do remember freak frost in Southern Oregon when I lived there many years ago. Just after the cherry tree, plum tree and peach tree blossomed, we had this horrible frost which did in the possibility of fruit that year! 

One of my patients today reminded me that in "A Midsummer's Night Dream", the last few days of Summer sometimes appear like Autumn and the first few days of Autumn appear like Summer. We are getting that weather here. 48 degrees in the morning and 86 degrees in the daytime. :-)

May everyone be blessed with good health! These are challenging times and it is good to know y'all are here. Stay safe. 


Comment by T-Lynn on September 22, 2021 at 2:38pm

HI Kim and Miss

Thank you for checking in. Sometimes this is my only outlet and talking with BIG people.  

Kim - yes I remember that old illness. Emma, Papa and I have it. And ours was caused by allergies. I know this will sound strange - but if we would get a freak frost - then no more allergies. WE were lucky this last Spring - there was a freak frost that did kill the Ragweed. But sadly it killed off many tomato, peppers and other small garden plants.  Our poor neighbor had to replant every tomato.  today being the first ay of Autumn, it is truly Autumn like out. So nice to have fresh air.

So like I stated - just get a freak frost - kill off the Golden Rod - allergies gone !

Ok - where can you get a NO Covid card? That would be awesome to flash. My allergies symptoms have been hijacked by Covid.. That card sounds handy.

Miss - glad your Covid was controllable and blessings on your mom too. Yes, sending positive vibes to that family and the town. So very sorry. 

Wish I had some gossip - all out.  Just been trying to be a good Yaya - getting excited about the cooler weather which means I can BAKE ! And wanting to lose all the extra pounds I put on from that lock down. Talk about eating comfort food.  Did I ever!  funny, after my check up - it turns out I only gain 5 pounds but my clothes say different. And I have to agree with my clothes. 

Need to get - have to get grandson off teh bus.  And help him get ready to go to a Cub Scout Pack Meet and Greet. I am hoping his parents will let him join and be part of it. Let you all know it that happens.


OH - Blessing this first day of Autumn. May you and your family be blessed with a harvest of abundance of anything you need.   Hugs

Comment by Mississippi Mom on September 21, 2021 at 2:48pm

Good afternoon everyone! 

Checking in and updating.   My life has been crazy.  Hubby and I tested positive for Covid on September 9.   My Mom tested positive the next day.   Praise The Lord we are all okay!   She did give me a scare last Friday, but her Home Healthcare  nurse was there and jumped right on everything.  She is doing so much better and hubby and I have tested negative and we are out of quarantine.   I have got to visit Mom at window the last 2 days, and it has made it very happy and I have been over the moon happy!    On a crazy note, her phone is not working.   We just thought she wasn't answering it, but turns it is not ringing in her room.  We think this is related to the tornado damage that we received the end of August.  My brother thinks when they restrung downed telephone lines and made the necessary repairs they may have crossed something that messed hers up.  It has been reported and now we wait.  

We received some very sad news this morning that has totally rocked our small town.  Last night there was a very tragic car accident and the life of a 13 year old was taken by a drunk driver.  His Mom and sister are in the hospital fighting for their lives.  Please pray for this family and I also ask for prayers for all the students and teachers in our Middle School, where he was a student and his Mom and one of his older sister are teachers.   These poor kids are just totally devastated.  

I hope all is well with everyone and that you all stay healthy and safe! 

Comment by Kim on September 21, 2021 at 8:20am

I have a cold. You remember that old fashioned disease where you blow your nose and cough alot!  My mask is on when I go anywhere and I keep my negative covid test in my pocket.

All is good here.  How is everyone else?

Comment by T-Lynn on September 20, 2021 at 8:39pm


 Any of you out there?

 Hey  Miss - Blondie - Kim - Drama and the REST of you all

Check in. 

Enjoy this beautiful Harvest Moon tonight.

And wishing you all an early wish of happiness and abundance this Autumn. that's this Wednesday !


Comment by T-Lynn on August 25, 2021 at 11:27am

HI Miss

SO happy to hear you and your family are ok !

How scary. And how strange - your MIL home no damage at all and yet, all the debris in her yard.  Almost like she was collecting it for an easy clean up.

I know you all are working hard and long to clean up.  Please do not over do!. You need to relax a bit so as not to wear yourself out.   

So Mom would not eat because she feared she lost her cook. So GLAD things are back to track for her too.

Honest - you have had enough enough of a roller coaster ride.

Will send along positive vibes and healing to your community.  Stay safe.  hugs

Comment by Mississippi Mom on August 24, 2021 at 11:20am

Good morning! 

I am asking for prayers this morning.  We had 2 tornadoes to hit our small town Saturday night.  Thankfully we have had no injuries or deaths. But the destruction and devastation is just mind boggling.  The first one touched down right behind my brother's house.  He has no damage to his home, but lots of trees down.  Ironically he owns a tree trimming business.  He got all of the trees off of the street, and then headed into town.  He and his boys worked late Saturday night.  We were out of town and he called me, along with all of my other brothers and sisters.  I called my son and daughter-in-law, and asked them to go check on my Mom.  They did and called me to let me know she was fine and no damage at all at the facility.  The said my Mother-In-Law's house had some damage but she wasn't home.  My son then got his tractor and headed into town to help.  He worked that night, then all day Sunday.  The community has been tremendous pulling together.  They are still hauling debris from the streets to a dumping site.  We do have several houses that have lots of damage. We also still have a lot without power, and it is HOT here.   Turned out that my Mother-in-law did not have any to her house just lots of siding in her yard that belonged to someone else.  She did have lots of limbs down and we cleaned it all up Sunday.  We also picked up lots of glass and she didn't have a window broken.  Our city cemetery has so many huge oaks and cypress trees down all over it.  They were probably 100 + years old.  It is truly heartbreaking.  Thankfully not a lot of the markers were broken, just knocked over.  There are still a lot of trees that have to be removed, so they may find more damaged headstones.  

My Mom is doing better.  She is finally eating better.  The regular cook is back.  She had been on vacation, and Mom would not eat anything while she was gone.  She thought she had either quit or got fired, and they wouldn't tell her what was going on, (She probably didn't ask), so she wouldn't eat!  


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