This blog was formerly dedicated in 2009 to my Dad who died of Alzheimer's in 2013. It's been three years now...and I find myself missing blogging...so I am re-inventing my blog... because, after all, life is about moving through, and going forward...

Thursday, September 23, 2010

More Pictures And Updates....

I tell you, I am EXHAUSTED!  I took a three hour nap today, and I am struggling to keep my eyes open to write this!

Yesterday, I spent the day at the hospital with my daughter Jodee and baby Jacob.  Jacob's Daddy had to go to work, so he relieved me at 5pm.  I drove straight to Yucaipa to meet with my girlfriend to see her new apartment, then afterward, we went out to dinner.

I have slow growing cataracts, so night driving is a challenge.  My new glasses have really helped to where I felt brave enough to make plans at night... but, some time between my last trip to Nevada in June and last month, my right eye was getting red in the outer corner of my eye.  Eye drops made it worse, so I made an appointment with the eye doctor.  Apparently, I have something "like" arthritis of the eye.  The doctor gave me some steroidal drops, which did help.  Lately, it has been flaring up again.  Now, I am concerned I may have been over doing it.  At any rate, when I return home, I plan on talking to my eye doctor to pin her down for some further explanation.

Also, I woke up Tuesday morning and my wedding ringer finger was painful and swollen.  I could not remove my wedding ring.  Most of the day I was miserable and by the evening, I was soaking my hand in ice water.  Normally, Windex works best for removing jewelry, but my daughter did not have any. She uses "green" products.  We went searching in the garage to see if her husband had anything, and found some heavy duty foam window cleaner.  My daughter sprayed it on my finger as I twisted my ring.  It hurt like hell, but I finally muscled it off.  My finger feels like someone stomped on it... it really is still sore, but the swelling has gone down.

Driving home Monday night after Jodee's delivery and then last night, tell me driving at night is NOT a good idea!  My eyes were all blurry and I experienced pain in my eyes from the bright lights.  I am hoping it was due to me being so tired, and not the condition of my eyes...

As promised, here are more pics of Jacob and of my daughter Jodee...


Mama Jodee and Jacob


                                                                 Sleepy little Jacob


Such a precious boy....


Proud Grandma with Jacob

Jodee called around 8:00 pm.  She was just released from the hospital!  She was suppose to be released right after lunch!  I plan on going over to their home to help out, but she told me she will call me and let me know when she is ready...

I also need to visit my Dad and help Mom with cleaning out Dad's desk stuff.  I have been staying with my older daughter Holly in Beaumont, so tomorrow I will head out to Covina, to stay with Mom.  Unless Jodee needs me to stay longer, I plan on returning home on Monday.

Tomorrow I will visit Dad in the morning, and if Jodee does not need me during the day, will help Mom at her house, then my sister, her husband, Mom and I will go to  dinner.

12 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

What a beautiful smile on Grandma's face!

Pat said...

You have some strange ailments going on there! It's nice to help everybody out, but remember to take care of YOURSELF, too!

That baby is as cute as a button!

Jeanie said...

What a handsome little man! I know you are proud as can be.
It is no wonder you are tired...you have been busy.
Enjoy the rest of your trip and take care of yourself along with all you are doing for everyone else.

That corgi :) said...

Jacob is soooo adorable! loved the pictures of everyone with the baby! I can imagine it is tiring with everything going on! and then this weekend is going to be so hot which will make getting around miserable. I'm with you about night driving, I rarely do and I struggle with it (have for years). Hope they can figure out what is going on with your eye when you get back home. And ouch with your finger! I am sure that was painful.

enjoy the rest of your visit :)

betty

Mari said...

Great pictures! Bummer about the eye and finger problems though - hope you get that all cleared up quickly!

septembermom said...

I hope your feeling better today! I'm SO HAPPY that I came by to visit and see that beautiful baby :)

Entre Nous said...

The baby is adorable!

I hope you're not getting osteo in your fingers. My have this odd habit of flaring up, one joint at a time, and I could go years before yet another painful bout. Get x-rays, SRSLY.

Donna said...

Your new grand son is so precious. I hope you take care of yourself and get some rest. I can't drive at night either so I know what you mean. Hope you find some answeres about your eyes, and the swollen finger. Sounds like you need to have a talk with your regular doctor too... Congrats Grandma!!!!:)

Betty said...

Congratulations Donna! You are one good looking Grandma. :) Little Jacob is so cute! I hope he will be a good baby.

Marguerite said...

Jacob is such a cute, sweet little guy! You have every right to be proud! Great pic of you, too!

gayle said...

Your little grandson is so cute!! Wow it sounds like you are so busy!! Be sure to get your rest!

Chatty Crone said...

Congrats grandma - he's a cutie. Get some rest. sandie