Friday, January 30, 2009

They are feeling better!!!!

Here's an update on the boys. I took them to the Doctor and they both had a virus and a sinus infection. The Doctor wrote an excuse for Lucas to be out of school until Monday. (His birthday) Ryan is O.K. with work. They are both feeling better. The cough medicine really did the trick. It should have tasted a little like gold. It was 45.00. But I would have paid much more to have them better. We have had a lazy week. We haven't over exerted ourself...taking naps, eating, looking at magazines, and reading stories. Tomorrow, I will take them home. Hopefull they will continue to get well. I want SPRING!!!!!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Ryan and Lucas are sick. I'm going there to take them to the Doctor and then bring them home with me. Lucas has been coughing all winter it seems. And Ryan gets sick every day or two. It is raining and cold this morning. I dread the trip. Lisa could not take off from work because she had visitors coming to her room. Gary is staying at home with Bill so that is one less thing I have to worry about. I will post again tomorrow. Good Day!!!!!

Friday, January 23, 2009

WHAT I'VE BEEN DOING.....(in my spare time)

I'm still in the Christmas Mode for some reason. But that is normal for me. Every year after Christmas, I still want to make things and keep the spirit alive. My friend Carolyn and I have been crocheting these cute little critters. We are making them for gifts come next year. I made the picture with my phone it is not very sharp, but maybe you can tell how cute they are.

Friday, January 16, 2009


This is funny but a little "naughty." Forgive me for the "naughtiness", but I had to share this.

Jay Leno went into the audience to find the most embarrassing first date that a woman ever had. The woman described her worst experience. There was absolutely no question as to why her tale took the prize!

She said it was mid winter, snowing and quite cold, and the guy had taken her skiing in the mountains. It was a day trip (no overnight). They were strangers, after all, and truly had never met before.

The outing was fun but relatively uneventful until they were headed home late that afternoon. They were driving back down the mountain, when she gradually began to realize that she should not have had that extra latte.

They were about an hour away from anywhere with a rest room and in the middle of nowhere! Her companion suggested she try to hold it, which she did for a while. Unfortunately, because of the heavy snow and slow going, there came a point where she told him that he had better stop and let her go beside the road, or it would be the front seat of his car.

They stopped and she quickly crawled out beside the car, yanked her pants down and started. In the deep snow she didn't have good footing, so she let her behind rest against the rear fender to steady herself. Her companion stood on the side of the car watching for traffic and indeed was a real gentleman and refrained from peeking. All she could think about was the relief she felt despite the rather embarrassing nature of the situation.

However, upon finishing, she soon became aware of another sensation. As she bent to pull up her pants, the young lady discovered her back side firmly glued against the car's fender. Thoughts of tongues frozen to poles immediately came to mind as she attempted to disengage her flesh from the icy metal. It was quickly apparent that she had a brand new problem due to the exteme cold.

Horrified by her plight and yet aware of the humor of the moment, she answered her date's concerns about "what is taking so long" with a reply that indeed , she was "freezing her butt off" and in need of some assistance! He came around the car as she tried to cover herself with her sweater and then, as she looked imploringly into his eyes, he burst out laughing. She too, got the giggles and when they finally managed to compose themselves, they assessed her dilemma.

Obviously, as hysterical as the situation was, they also were faced with a real problem. Both agreed it would take something hot to free her chilly cheeks from the grip of the icy metal! Thinking about what had gotten her into the predicament in the first place, both quickly realized that there was only one way to get her free.

So, as she looked the other way, her first-time date proceeded to unzip his pants and pee her backside off the fender. As the audience screamed in laughter, she took the Tonight Show Prize hands down. Or perhaps the should be "pants down." And you thought your first date was embarrassing. Jay Leno's comment: "This gives a whole new meaning to being p'd off. "Oh, and how did the first date turn out? He became her husband and was sitting next to her on the Leno show.

Monday, January 12, 2009


This is the neatest thing. Lisa received it for Christmas. It came with a "tea ball," and a cup for brewing your tea. On the stove you bring a cup of water to a boil, and then pour it into the cup over the tea ball. Let it simmer until the right strength. But here is the strange part. The tea ball opens up into a beautiful flower. Look at the picture closely. You can watch as it opens up. The tea tasted wonderful. I think that was one of Lisa's favorite gifts.

I found their web site. If you want to read more about it. They are rather expensive.... I think Lisa's came from Belk Dept. Store. in Johnson City, TN

Monday, January 05, 2009

Jury Duty???? I don't think so!

I was summoned for Jury Service. I was ready to go get an excuse from my Doctor because of my Chemo treatments. I happened to look on the back of the summons and there is a number you can call if you have a problem serving. I called the number and there is a long list of reasons you cannot serve. The first one is...if you are over seventy....I fit into that category....then, if you are a teacher, doctor, lawyer, or if you have served within the last two years. (and a lot more I can't remember) I had to leave a message telling them my excuse. Here is the message I left.... My name is Clara Melvin, I live at S------ G------ R-, Bluff City, TN. I have an excuse for not appearing for jury fact, I have more than ONE excuse. 1..I am over seventy. 2..I am taking chemo for breast cancer. 3.. My husband is an invalid. 4..My son has a broken leg. 5..I have served within the last two years. If you need any more excuses, please call me at this number. Thank You, Have a good day!
I bet I won't have to go.....what do you think?

Friday, January 02, 2009


What is NORMAL?????? The only thing NORMAL around here is a setting on the DRYER. LOL So, it's January 2nd. About a week before Christmas Bill and I had an appointment to have our blood work done. It was SOOOOOcold that morning, I called and canceled. (It gives Bill angina if he gets out in really cold weather) Our appointment for the three months check up was Dec. she told me to have our blood work done that day when we came in at 8:15 AM for our appointments. I said that would be fine. Then, the Dr's office called and rescheduled that appointment for Jan 2nd...(today) at 1:15 PM. That was fine, but what about our blood work? Bill cannot go that long up into the day without eating. I probably could, but I wouldn't like it. Sooooo, I called the Dr's office and asked what to do about the situation. She said to come on in for our check-up and then make another appointment for our blood work for a later date. GEEEEZZZZ. I think I will go start my dryer on the NORMAL setting!!!!