Saturday, January 31, 2015

Dinner with Jodi and Skipper.

Last night our old friend and former neighbor, Jodi and her new puppy Skipper joined us for supper.  It has been many years since we have seen her.  We enjoyed catching up with her and getting to know Skipper.  Skipper is such a sweet little dog.  I know she will make a great companion for Jodi.

Jodi and Skipper.  

Skipper wanted to play with Fred but I think Fred was scared of her. LOL  That funny old Fred.  Sometimes he is afraid of his shadow. 

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Dinner with Susan and Norman

John was off yesterday so we ran a few errands and stopped off at the chiriopractor's office for much needed adjustments.  John's lower back was bothering him and my neck and hip was bothering me.  We felt much better when we left.   Sure wish chiropractic services were covered by our health insurance.  That would really make me happy.

Last night we had a special treat.  Friends of the family, Susan and Norman invited us for dinner.  They have purchased a motorhome and have enjoyed a few trips in it.  They are looking forward to taking more trips when they are both retired. It was so good to see them and share travel stories.  Thank you Susan and Norman for a wonderful dinner.   We hope to see you down the road real soon. 

Norman and Susan. 

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe. 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Hello out there....

I know it has been quite a while since the last post.  We are still in Mississippi.  John is still working at the Renaissance Mall and our doctor appointments are just about complete. We are always happy to get that chore behind us.

Christmas Day was spent at Bob and Marcy's.  We had a very nice quiet dinner and just chilled out and enoyed the day.  Mom Hatch arrived that afternoon and spent a couple weeks with us.   As the new year approached so did the below freezing weather.  Temperatures actually fell to 15 and 16 degrees a couple of days and a pretty good bit of rain in between.  I was so NOT liking that.   Even though the weather was so nasty we were able to take Mom Hatch out for a spa day.

John and Mom Hatch at the beauty salon on her spa day.   I think she enjoyed herself. 
Looking good Mom. 
Fred received lots of attention from Mom Hatch and, of course, he was eating it up. 

He is so spoiled. 

Last Saturday, Bob, Marcy and John and I traveled to Philadelphia, Mississippi.  We had plans to eat dinner at the Silver Star Casino then drive 30 miles to a place called Sciple's Water Mill Opry for some entertainment.  The Sciple family owns one of the few remaining water powered grist mills in the county that still operates for profit.  The Sciple's also host the Sciple's Water Mill Opry on Saturday nights.  When we arrived at the Water Mill Opry everything was dark and there was a note on the door saying they were closed until further notice due to illness.  After that we returned to the casino and played for a while then went back home. 

This week I had lunch at the Corner Bakery with two of my friends and former co-workers. It was great catching up with them. 

Amy, me and Kay.

Our youngest grandbaby, Shelby will be celebrating her first birthday on February 10th.  Since that falls on a week day her party will be on Sunday, February 8th.  

Shelby is getting so big. 

Fred says hello.

We will be leaving Mississippi in February and making our way to Tuscon, AZ for the Escapees Rally.  Safe travels to all our fellow RVers who are on the road in route to the rally. 

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe. 

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all our family and friends. We finally got the motorhome back on Tuesday.  Dependable RV did a fabulous job with the repairs.  We are all set up at Movietown RV park in Canton, Mississippi.  We were lucky enough to get a site right across from the wifi tower.  Yea!!  John moved a few things that afternoon.  It was a rainy day so we didn't get much done.

Yesterday my mom and I cooked and got things ready for the Christmas Eve family get together.  John took another load of our stuff to the motorhome.  We spent the night in it that night.  It is amazing how much stuff you need when your "home" is in the repair shop.  I don't want to do this again anytime soon.  A big thank you to my mom and dad (Bob and Marcy) for letting us, Fred included, stay with them these last few weeks.  We really apreciated their hospitality. 

Since our last blog post we have visited with the grand-babies, I quit my Williams Sonoma job and Fred had his dental cleaning.  My bad foot was not able to withstand the long hours on the concrete floor and all the running back and forth.  While the vet was cleaning Fred's teeth he found two growths in his mouth. We are waiting for the biopsy results.  Fred is 10 years old and is doing well otherwise.  

Here are some pictures from the last few days. 

Robert and Shelby
Fred chilling out after his dental ordeal. 
Shelby and Ava.
Our niece Mary Beth and our son Robert on Christmas Eve.
Annie and Shelby.
Daughter-in-law Kelsey with Ava and Shelby.
Mary Beth (MB) and me.
Mom and Dad.

Hope everyone had a safe Christmas.

Laugh everyday.  Happy trail.  Stay safe. 

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Motorhome goes to repair shop.

December 1st John took the motorhome to the repair shop.  We were told it may take one and a half to two weeks to complete all the repairs.  Bob and Marcy have been kind enough to take us in during this time, along with Fred.   Fred seems to be adjusting well.  

I have had a foot problem for a while and wouldn't you know it become worse since I started working at Williams Sonoma.  The pain was so bad I ended up going to one of the local MEA clinics and the doctor prescibed pain meds and gave me an anti-inflammatory shot.  He also scheduled an appointment for me to see a foot specialst on December 4th.  After additional X-rays and another examination I was told I have MTP Synovitis (Metatarsophalangeal Synovitis) which is a sharp or aching pain in the ball of the foot that is most often centered beneath the base of the second toe. In my case the worst pain starts at the third and fourth toes.  The doctor told me to google it and read about it.  I read that the pain is an indication that the bone at the base of the toe, called the proximal phalanx, may be beginning to separate from the long bone of the foot, called the metatarsal.  That sounds ominous to me.  I felt worse about it after reading it. LOL  The doctor prescibed Voltaren Gel four times a day and placed a Metarsal Pad inside my work shoe.  I haven't noticed much of an improvement but it has only been three days.  Of course standing on my feet at work does not help.

On a happier note, we have been enjoying time with the grandbabies. 


Ava showing me her dance moves.

John and Ava having a conversation. 

Yesterday Mom and I took Ava to see the City of Ridgeland's Christmas Parade.  She was so exited and enjoyed getting lots of candy and beads. 

Ava holding her bag of candy, her snowman Olaf and wearing a lei someone at the parade gave her. 

Ava said the fire trucks were too loud.

John and I are both off today so I think we will  just relax for a while. 

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe. 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Wifi woes.

It has been quite some time since our last blog post.  We are still in Mississippi at Timberlake Campground.  John has been trying to get our wifi problem resolved.  We had a jet pack Mifi through Millecom, who was recently bought out by Verizon.   To make a long story short, John has spent hours on the phone.  Needless to say it has been very frustrating and we have had to watch our internet usage until everything is resolved.

I have started working at Williams-Sonoma which is located at the Renaissance Mall where John works.  Since we are down to one vehicle this works out well.  I am adjusting to being on my feet all day.  

Last weekend our granddaughters spent the night on Saturday.   They are both getting so big. 

John and Ava. 

Next week the motorhome will be going into the repair shop to have the damages from the blowout repaired.  We were told it will probably take one and a half to two weeks to have the repairs completed.     
I am keeping my fingers crossed that it won't take longer than that.  

We wish all our friends and family a Happy Thanksgiving. 

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe. 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Happy Birthday to Ava Grace.

Our oldest granddaughter, Ava Grace is three years old today.  It seems like just yesterday she was a little baby. She had a birthday party at the park yesterday with her friends and family.

Ava's Halloween picture.   She looks so grown up. 

We were so glad the weather was nice for her party.  All the little children were able to run and play.

Ava sitting next to her best friend Parker. 
Ava looking at her cake.

Ava and Parker again. 
Getting ready to open presents.

I couldn't resist posting a few pictures of Shelby.

Robert and Shelby.

Laugh every day.  Happy trails.  Stay safe. 

Friday, October 31, 2014

Back home in Mississippi

We finally made it back home Monday after the tire blowout fiasco on Sunday.  That was no fun.  We are settled in at Timberlake Campground.

Our site. 

We got to see the grandkids on our first day back. They have really gotten big. 
John and Shelby.
Mom, Robert and Ava. 
Me, Shelby, Ava and Dad.
Ava, John and Shelby.

After visiting for a while John went by Renaissance Mall to see about a work schedule.  He was called in that night and worked until 11:00 p.m.  He has worked everyday since. 

We have an appointment Monday morning to get an estimate on the damage caused by the blow out.

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.