Sunday, April 29, 2012
I borrowed a camera from work (since I still can't find mine!) and took a walk with hubby and Teddy around the apartment complex this a.m. It wasn't too hot yet so the walk was delightful! Teddy always loves walks so he was exceptionally happy! Here is the tour:
Friday, April 27, 2012
Thursday, April 26, 2012
I am finally rested from our move and trying to rest from the Lyme's Disease. I can finally look around my new surroundings and see all the Spring flowers everyone has growing. I haven't been able to find my camera, so I had to rely on pictures from pinterest.com for this post. Here are a few flowers I have seen around Charlotte in my travels:
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Monday, April 23, 2012
Hi Everyone! It seems like forever since I posted on here. I have been resting from the Lyme's Disease and finishing up the move to the apartment. As of Saturday everything was out of the rental and over at the apartment. It seemed to go on forever! Next time definitely will be using a mover! Our girls, Megan and Jenny helped John get all the boxes and things moved out of the garage at the rental and over to the garage at the apartment. Thank you girls!! They were such a big help. While I was cleaning the 3 bathrooms at the rental, Owen hung out with me crawling around and chatting away! He is such a sweetie! I am also feeling somewhat better after taking my meds for the Lyme's. I am still really tired (like right now). I have tried to keep what I do to a minimum. I've read alot in my book and some of my magazines. Yesterday I finally felt like knitting too! That is an improvement, a big improvement! You know Sherri is sick when she doesn't want to knit! Today is my first full day back at work and I'll tell you it is 12:30 and I am really starting to get pretty tired! I haven't been going at my usual pace, but I have been working steady. I don't think I will be doing anything tonight after work. Thank you for all your lovely thoughts and prayers you sent me over the last few days! You are all the greatest friends!!
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
I have been having problems with my left foot swelling up so much I can't bend my ankle. Today it started swelling all the way up to my knee. I called the Dr. and got an appointment for this afternoon. He ruled out my heart, a break and a few other things. I mentioned to the Dr. I had found a tick attached to my scalp. He looked at the area where the tick bit me and told me the head was removed but there was a ring around the area like a bullseye. Guess who is on a major antibiotic because of Lyme's Disease-you win the prize if you said Sherri! My joints are hurting and I'm so tired. I am also running a fever. Lucky me! My Dr. then sent me to CMC Hospital in Pineville for a venus doppler. He wanted to make sure I didn't have a blood clot. I DO NOT have one -thank goodness!! My technician, Brenda was wonderful even though she had to push so hard I thought I was going to jump off the table!! Needless to say no moving boxes this weekend or anytime soon for that matter. I will be on the sofa with my leg up and resting. I am pretty sure I just did too much in the move this time. When we moved to the house in October, we will definitely be hiring someone to move our things. Hopefully my meds will give me some relief from this pain and swelling. I'm glad I went to the Dr. today and the Lyme's Disease was caught early!! Everyone take care!!
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
I have always been fascinated by Sleeping Porches. Here is the Wikipedia description of a sleeping porch: A sleeping porch is a deck or balcony that is screened and furnished for sleeping in the warmer months. Sleeping porches can be on ground level or on a higher story and in either the front or back of a home. The idea of a sleeping porch dates back nearly a hundred years when people would sleep on a screened-in porch to get the coolness of the night air during summer without being bothered by bugs. Before the advent of air conditioning, families often created sleeping areas on outdoor porches, where children would sleep during the warmer months. Sleeping porches first gained popularity at the turn of the 20th century. Many people believed that fresh air helped sufferers of Tuberculosis, a respiratory system illness that was the leading cause of death at that time in the United States. Health experts then also touted the benefits of fresh air for avoiding other illnesses. Here are some beautiful examples of the sleeping porch:
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Well we woke up this a.m. in the apartment and other than alot of aches and pains we are mostly moved here!! The weather couldn't have been better-no rain, sun and not too hot temps. We have to go back to the house today to get a few more things and then during the week we will bring over the odds and ends but for the most part the majority of it is here at the apartment. We met one neighbor already. His name is Chris and he seems to be about 17 or 18 years old. He lives with his parents. He was watering a beautiful urn of pansies out their door. Really, really nice and courtesy-I like that! Teddy was at first having a huge adjustment to everything. He even had an accident in the kitchen after he was here for about an hour. That is understandable. John is walking him around the complex right now and they are going to check out the dog park that is here on the grounds. We are storing alot of boxes in the detached garage that is here on the grounds and that is working out great! The extra furniture that we are not using is going in the second bedroom and that is working out great too! Our mattress and box spring is still on the floor because John couldn't find the nuts, bolts and screws for the bed! I remembered that i stuck them in my cosmetic bag because I thought he would lose them. So putting our bed together is on the agenda for today. The only adjustment I am having to make and it is no big deal is the kitchen. We have always had a really large kitchen with plenty of cabinets. I'm having to use the second bedrooms walk-in closet for my pantry because the actual pantry in the kitchen is very small. No big deal though for me-atleast we have the second bedroom closet! The laundry room here is huge, plenty of room there. We put Teddy's dishes in there and he likes that. I think he thinks this is just his room! Well I better get a move on and make breakfast for John and I for when he and Teddy come back from their jaunt! Everyone have an awesome day!!
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
I forgot to post the Easter pictures of our NJ visit. Then I will be on a break until after we move Saturday. Here they are:
As most of you know now I will be moving to apartment on Saturday (John and Teddy are coming with me). I am going to take a short break from blogging while I pack up the rest of the house and physically move. I will miss you all but I really have to concentrate on packing. See you all after the move!
Monday, April 9, 2012
Hi Everyone! We got back from NJ around 6:30 tonight from NJ. The trip went quickly both going and coming back, which is always good. My Mom is doing much better. Thank you for all the prayers and well wishes! She went to the Dr. this afternoon and had all her packing from her nose removed and the ENT Dr. said she had a burst blood vessel. Her blood pressure went sky high when she was in the emergency room because of the severe bleeding and the fact that she was so upset. That is understandable. She still has to take it easy for another 3-4 days or so. Well all chipped in and made Easter dinner which turned out really good! It was really good to see my Mom and Dad, sisters, nieces and nephews. My Dad, John, Sandy (my younger sister), her husband, Dan, their youngest daughter, Shawna and my nephew, Troy went on a 5.5-6 mile hike. My Dad makes this trek every other day. There are 3 lakes and the swans are usually on there. He has seen up to 98 swans at a time. Unfortunately we went later in the afternoon than my Dad usually and there were only a few swans there, but they were still gorgeous! It was a beautiful day and it was great to see my Dad so happy that we all went with him. My parents were so happy to see Owen! He was such a good little boy the entire weekend! He also traveled very well up to NJ and back. On the way back Jenny said he slept almost the whole way home! We all had so much fun with him! I have alot of pictures, which I will be posting probably tomorrow. Now that we are back in town, we have to get moving on packing. We move on Saturday!!! YIKES do I have alot to accomplish for that date! It will be good to get settled in until the house is done being built, which should be about 6 months. Well this is it for now!
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Monday, April 2, 2012
When John and I were driving back from the mountains yesterday, we took a little country lane. I love to drive on country lanes and back roads. I found some really beautiful pictures of country lanes and back roads on pinterest.com. Here they are:
Sunday, April 1, 2012
I haven't been on my blog since Thursday because Friday John and I went with our friend, Ginny up to the mountains. We stayed at Buffalo Tavern B&B. My knitting girls and I have been up there before and we have had a wonderful time. Ginny wanted to go up and thought it would be a getaway for John and I and it was. It was so good to relax, knit, read, walk around the property, etc. I think we got alot of rest and relaxation and we now feel rejuvenated. We got back from the mountains today and headed over to Megan's neighborhood for their annual Easter Egg Hunt. Jenny brought Owen and he loved the Easter Bunny, the kids, the eggs and seeing his Papa! Owen said Papa for the first time today. Of course, he didn't say it one time he said it a million times-LOL!! Papa was so excited Owen called him by name and hugged his neck as hard as he could! Here are some pictures of Owen we took today:
My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!