Friday, September 2, 2011

Happy Birthday, Dad!

Howdy, everyone!!
Sorry I haven't been so good with updating the blog.  It's been such a long, hot summer!  Not only that, but ever since the surgery, I haven't gotten my stomach back!  I think it's working TOO well.  Take today, for instance.  I just got back from the Ford dealer, as my in-laws invited my hubby and me for burgers & hot dogs at their new dealer.   They just bought a kick-butt Ford Escape.  Anyway, I had half a burger and it felt like I ate the whole grill!  I had a few sips of Mt. Dew (nothing much because of the carbonation & gas!) and that about did me in.  It's been a few hours and it feels like I just ate.  I can't even go out to eat anymore!!!  I can't complain, though.  My last weight, after my car wreck, was 257lbs.  I will be getting weighed again this coming week.  I'll have to get a picture up here.  It's really coming off!!

My diet these days is yogurt and skim milk and some chicken, when I can tolerate it.  I kid you not, that is what I've been eating these days.  That bout of diverticulitis has left its mark.  Enough about that!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DAD!!  Today he is a young....whatever!  :0)  He is recovering well from his broken collar bone.  I don't know if I told you, he had a nasty fall and that is what happened.  Poor guy!  He sure knows how to live it up in Oklahoma!  From what I hear, that is going to be his NEW home pretty soon.  I'm very happy he has found his soul mate in Gina.  I'm happy to include her in the family now!!

That is pretty much all that's happened here.  Still hot, but we did get a little spitting of water from the sky this morning.  I pray for those that live on the East Coast and have suffered from Hurricane Irene's wrath.  Hopefully all those roads and power have been restored.

Here is a picture from the past: My dad and I when I was about 25 yrs old and had first moved to Yuma, AZ.  Don't we look young and foolish?  Happy birthday, again, Dad and a good Labor Day weekend to all!!!
Just for the heck of it, here's some more from the past:

                                       My mom and dad.  Nice hat, Dad!
               My mom and I after buying my first new car, a 1995 Dodge Neon.
My I miss seeing that smile and that hat bobbing down the hall!!  :0)

Stay tuned...there's more from where that came from!!


  1. I like the new background. :) Also sorry about your stomach, but yayyy for the weight loss!!! I cannot imagine what you are going through, but at 246 lbs myself, I'm not one to talk. I heart food. A lot. :'( Hang in there friend, I'm sure it's going to get better and it's going to be soooo worth it in the end!! Enjoyed your pics. :)

  2. Congratulations on your day. It is important that life despite our illness do not remove us the illusion of our loved ones to enjoy.Jym

  3. Missy,
    So good to hear from you and I hope your Dad had a great Birthday with Rainbow! I can not wait to see my eyes you are a beauty and I know this has been hard work for you, I hope it gets easier soon.

  4. I have Fibromyalgia, RA, OA, IBS, IC (chronic bladder pain), Gerd, Hypothyroidism, Diverticulitis, Rapid Palpitations and both knees have already had to be replaced. I take I.V. infusions once a month for the RA and I am on pain management. I don't see how people who have it can work but some of them do.  New follower thru GFC and would love a follow back when you get a chance. Thanks and have a good day!


  5. Missy
    this is beautiful :)thank you for sharing....I love seeing (past pics of your dad)  your dad is getting more color everyday (shhhh he's about to eat me out of the house)   I guess something besides TV Dinners is what he has been needing.

    Tonight we went with my parents and dad treated him to ice cream for his birthday

    Love & hugs
    Rainbow & Tiger

  6. I hope your Dad has a good birthday!


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