Since I brought my house, I have been slowly working on getting decorations for different holidays and time of they year to put up around the house. My main focus has been Christmas. Today, while doing the grocery shopping I got a little welcome sigh for the door for Easter. If I have enough money later, I will try to get some things to decorate the house with for Easter.
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Today, did not go anything like I planned. I planned to get up and talk with Jo Anne as I normally do on Saturday morning. After, that I planned to take a short nap before take care of some household chores and work on my books for my online store.
I got up to talk with Jo Anne. Jo Anne over slept her alarm she set so she could get a little rest after a full day of family activities. I watched my Saturday morning cooking show, New Scandinavian Cooking. I like it when, Andreas Viestad is the host. I love seeing the different locations in Norway. The food looks good too. After New Scandinavian Cooking, I was going to get my breakfast and coffee ready when my old friend, Teresa called me asking if I would like to meet her for breakfast. We decided to eat at Denny's in town. After enjoying our breakfast, Teresa came over to my house. it was the first time she has seen my house since I move into it. We sat and talked a little more and mom talked with he a little when she got home from work. Teresa left when she had to go get ready for work. It was go to visit with her since we do not get to hang out much now since we work a lot.
A couple weeks ago, I told you guys about the mouse in my house. My mom and I, clean and organized the cabinets and I put poison down, too. Things seemed to settle down awhile after the mouse eat the poison. In the past week I have seen more signs of mice activity and even seen a mouse run across the floor two times. I bought more poison and some old fashion mouse traps. I put new poison in places for the mice. I prepared and set four traps. I placed two in the cabinets near the sink and two in behind the refrigerator. So far tonight, I have gotten 5 mice with the mouse traps. I use peanut butter as the bait boy has it worked. I hope that That is all the mice in the house and I will not have anymore issues with the mice. I guess, mom and I will clean the cabinets out again.
Even with my day not going as I planned it turned out to be a good day. Tomorrow is going to be a busy day with church, shopping and visiting with friends. I hope I get some work on my online store too. We will see how tomorrow goes.
Friday, March 24, 2017
Sunday, March 19, 2017
My mom and I traveled down to see my Aunt Sandy in the hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina. I am glad to say my aunt is doing better now. She had a lot more color in her face and was more alert. They are working on getting her moved to a nursing center closer to her house on Lenoir, North Carolina. They were going to move her this past week but they had a couple issues to work out.
After visiting with my aunt, mom and I, eat dinner at Bang Bang Burger at 2001 East 7th Street Ste D, Charlotte, North Carolina. I choose to eat there because it was near the hospital and had good reviews. I am glad we eat there. I have to say it was one of the best burgers I have ever had.
I had the TNT Burger which comes with Ghost pepper cheese, crispy onion strings, shaved jalapeños, and Sriracha mayo on it with fresh hand-cut fries on the on the side. I ordered my burger medium and they cooked it just the way I liked it. They burger had good flavor and just the right heat. The fries had a great taste and did not need ketchup or anything else added to them.
Bang Bang Burger was featured on Guy Fieri's Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives on the Food Network. It is on the episode titled, 'Beef, Lamb and Pig' which aired in the 26th season. It was cool to eat some where featured i a show I enjoy watching even through I have not seemed the episode. I need to keep my eye out for the episode on TV. I know I would eat at Bang Bang Burger again if I am in the area.
Friday, March 17, 2017
Sunday, March 12, 2017
I always tell people winter is not over here is the mountains of Western North Carolina until March is over. Last night we got a small snow. It has been so warm that the snow did not cover the roads much. I managed to get mom to work without any problems.
Since it had been so warm lately, most of the snow has already melted. It did look beautiful this morning.
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Tuesday, I took a day off from work and heading down to Charlotte to see my aunt in the hospital. My mom and I, drove down to Lenoir, first to pickup my cousin, Johnny. Mom and I had a enjoyable ride down to Lenoir with a stop a a Waffle House in Asheville with a great view on the mountains. We got to Johnny's house a little after 1 and had a short wait for him to get home from work. After Johnny changed out of his work clothes we were off to Charlotte. We had a good trip down expect for a little congestion and a few idiot drivers. I did have a small problem seeing the road signs but that was mostly because it was my first time in the part of the City of Charlotte. We made it safely to the hospital. Charlotte has at least three hospital right next to one another.
We sent a couple hours visiting with my aunt. The nurse were friendly and took good care of my aunt. My aunt was looking good and had a some color in her face. She was awake and talking with us but was getting more sleepy by the end of our visit.
After our visit with my aunt my mom and I treated Johnny to dinner at Whiskey River in uptown Charlotte. Whiskey River is a bar owned by Dale Earnhardt, Jr. We enjoyed our food and time together there. The food and service was great. They do not just rely on the name of Dale Earnhardt, Jr to get people in there. My mom had the short ribs which was a special. They were tender and tasted good my mom said. Johnny had the chicken tenders which he said was very good. I got a hamburger that came with bacon wrapped jalapeños. It alone filled me up. Both Johnny and I had their onion rings. The onion ring were crisp and not greasy. Is was a great meal and experience overall and I plan to stop there again when I make it down to Charlotte.
The rest of my week went good. I was busy at work. Johnny and I have texted back and froth a few times. Today, Johnny texted me and said they will be moving my aunt to a nursing center on Monday. Her liver is failing and the doctor says she has 3 to 6 months. The next few months are going to be hard. I ask for your prayers for my aunt and family.
Friday, March 10, 2017
Sunday, March 05, 2017
Tonight, Mom and I went to my sister Mary's house for my niece, Julie's birthday party. Mary cooked chicken and carrots and make a salad for dinner Julie enjoyed herself decorating her birthday cake before we ate it. We got her a Crayola Ice Cream Cake from the grocery store.
It was fun watching the kids decorate the cake and then enjoy eating it. We all had fun tonight. I am glad mom and I got the cake.
Saturday, March 04, 2017
This week has been a trying week for me. I was struggling with a couple things at work on Tuesday night when I got a text from my cousin that my aunt was taking to the hospital and it did not look good. I have been calling and texting my cousin, Johnny all week getting updates and planning to go down to see my aunt today after my mom, my aunt's sister, got off from work. Friday before I went to work, I talked to Johnny on the phone. My aunt was doing better but the problems were still happening. They decided to transfer her to a hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina so they could do the surgery she wanted. That changed our planned to head down to see her on Saturday. My cousin texted me Friday night at work letting me know Aunt Sandy made it to the hospital in Charlotte and she was in good spirits. The nurses and doctor got her settled in her room. They would let her eat since they were going to do the surgery Saturday morning. This afternoon, I talked with Johnny and made plans to head down to Lenoir, North Carolina to pick him up and head down to Charlotte to see his mom. Johnny's car needs some work and he does not think it could make the hour and a half drive to Charlotte. As plans are now, we will do the trip on Tuesday. Mom has Tuesday off, Johnny and I will use our vacation days to take the day off from work. I made arrangements with my supervisor at work so I can take the day or days off I need. Even if Johnny has to work Tuesday, he will get off early enough for us to make the trip.
Johnny told me this afternoon, that Aunt Sandy had her surgery this morning. She made it through okay. They had her sedated and on a ventilator. They may need to do a second surgery. We hope by Tuesday she will be awake enough to have visitors.
I wanted to go down to Charlotte but I would have preferred the visit to be under happier event. Depending on how things go at the hospital, we may drive around Charlotte a little. It is a beautiful city. We will at least get something to eat before heading bad to Lenoir to take Johnny home. We may stop at Whisky River which is the restaurant in downtown Charlotte that is owned by Dale Earnhardt, Jr. It is no too far from the hospital. Johnny may enjoy it since he is a big NASCAR fan.