Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Wednesday Hodgepodge



From this Side of the Pond

First, I would like to scream from my roof....THANK YOU JOYCE!!!

1. Howdy Hodgepodgers. It's kind of fun to be back, isn't it?  Last time we met was September, 2018. Tell me something big-important-happy-or sad that's happened in your life since that date. Just one thing. We don't know how long this current isolation situation is going to last and we might need to dole out our news bit by bit.

Something Sad....My husband passed away in November 2018 with colon cancer.  My oldest daughter, Amanda (age32) passed away unexpectedly January 2020.
Happy---my youngest daughter, Emily had twins March 9, 2020...identical twin boys.


2. Might as well get this out of the way early on...COVID-19. On a scale of 1-5 how serious are you about keeping your distance? Explain. fyi-I didn't create the scale but have seen it several places online. Also fyi-we won't only have virus related questions each week, but for this first one it feels right.

1-Not at all, living normally
2-Cautious but still going out
3-Going out as needed, mostly home or working from home, still seeing friends/family
4-Extremely limited, only going out when unavoidable, minimal contact with people
5-Full lockdown, no one in or out

I am currently a 4 

3. Raise your hand if you think you might run out of steam in the cooking department before it's all said and done? What's something delcious you've cooked or eaten in your own kitchen in the past week?
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I have never been a cook...so I guess something delicious I have cooked would have to be a can of cabbage, mac and cheese, and cornbread.
Margaret Holmes and Bob Evans and I have become friends :)

4. What's a television show or movie you've seen recently (it could be an oldie) that you really liked?

I really like the television show 'This Is Us' although my hub hated this show.  He complained that it was too hard to follow.  Sad that the season ended tonight.

5. Share something funny you've seen or heard this week.

There have been so many comments on homeschooling this week.  One of the funniest is TP shortaage may be due to schools being closed because Teachers are now able to use the bathroom whenever they want!  This is so true....right all my teacher friends?

6. Insert your own random thought here

My deceased daughter was a pharmacist and I would like all to thank and pray for all pharmacist.  They are also on the front lines, too.  Many days daughter would tell me she was able to eat a few crackers in her 12 hour shift.  Keep all pharmacist and techs close at heart.

My oldest daughter, Amanda, graduating from Appalachian College of Pharmacy.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

2020 SHEW!


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2020...these past 78 days!!!!

I haven't written in a very long time. The year 2020 has been horrible for me.

January 1, 2020 my oldest daughter, Amanda, passed away at the age of 32.  Amanda was born with a heart defect and had had 3 open heart surgeries.  The last open heart surgery was October 2017.  She was a pharmacist and owned her own pharmacy.  She was married in October 2018 to a Government teacher.  Her last check-up was in March 2019 and I quote...."The only thing you cannot do is have children (she knew this...she had chosen a mechanical valve) or jump out of an airplane.  So much going for her.  She and her husband had just purchased land to begin building their dream house.  I had called her at 10:40 on December 31st and then the next thing was a policeman and my cousin were at my house at 3;40am.  No ONE should ever have to bury their child!!  It is not what a parent does!  I wake up every morning thinking is this a dream?  I feel like I am smothering!  People constantly ask how I am doing, and to be frank with them...I really don't know.  I manage to get out of bed and get dressed. I did return to teaching BUT the nights are so long!  

There is NEVER a moment I don't think about my precious daughter.  
I went and got a tatoo.



This little 'cutie' celebrated a 2nd birthday in January.
My youngest daughter was so worried when he was born because of it being flu season. If one sneezed around then she barred you from the house!!

On March 9th she deliverd twins!!  During this Coronavirus outbreak!!  
Identical twin boys....Liam Grant (named after my father) is in blue and yellow....weighed 4.6lbs and was 19 1/2 inches long and Aidan Charles (named after her dad who passed away in 2018 with colon cancer) weighed 5.8lbs and was 19 inches long. All were able to come home Sunday.
I am sure little man is adjusting well....except when the babies cry he runs!

Our schools are closed till March 30th due to the coronavirus...but I expect longer shutdowns.  I went Monday and Tuesday to help call parents and hand out chrome books to the students.  I worry about the students while being out...

There is a lot of uncertainty and anxiety now during this pandemic.  This is a time for family to be together and enjoy each other.  As we navigate through this uncharted territory, let's all be kind to one another and say a prayer for each other.

Talk Soon and Enjoy Life!

Wednesday Hodgepodge

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