Klara is doing well. She got her IV out and is continuing to grow. Still in the NICU but hopefully soon she can go home! She is such a sweetie. I get to spend about an hour a day holding her. She will be one week old in just a few hours(-: Time flies when you are having fun!(-:
It has been a whirlwind for sure but the little Princess arrived at 3:46 AM Thursday December 12th!
She weighed 4 pounds 8 oz and was 16 1/2 inches long!
We almost missed it! I had been at the hospital all day with my daughter and the doctor checked her and said she had not changed at all and that the baby was not coming tonight and in fact it could be a few more days. So we all went home including SIL to get some sleep around 10PM! At 3:21 AM I had a call from my Son-In-Law to hurry and get to the hospital...the baby was on her way!!!! So we got dressed and raced there...I may have broke some speed limits. We got there right as she was born!!!! It was a very emotional moment to say the least!
Klara is 6 weeks early so she has to stay in NICU for a few weeks. She is doing fine, although yesterday she developed Jaundice. The doctor said that was normal for her and to not worry. How do you do that? What a blessing she is and we are thrilled to be a part of her!
I only wish my Dad was here to see her. I know he is watching from above and keeping Klara company in the NICU while we are away.
Kids moved out and I am enjoying my space and freedom! I have almost redone my daughters bedroom for the third time. Lets hope this is the last time! They are all moved to their forever home and having fun unpacking all their treasures. It is so fun to also get all mine unpacked again and the room in order! Although I will miss seeing them everyday, I am happy they were able to buy a home and make it their own. Yay for the little things in life that make us smile(-: They have a lot of plans for the house since it is a 1950's era so it will be fun seeing the changes they make! They have already painted the whole inside and added new outlets. Changing all the doors since they were not up to standard/safety. So Baby Klara will have a nice safe place to start out her new life whenever she arrives. Hopefully that is not for a couple more months.(-: This Grandmother is excited!
I knew this little decoration was meant to be hanging on my door for the Halloween season.
It will be the only decoration I put up this year due to all the things going on in my life right now. I love Halloween and the whole Fall season but this year we are all so busy with things it has been impossible to find the time to get anything put out.
That is about to change come this weekend when my daughter and son-in-law move into their new home. Taking with them my furry Grandson and my yet to be born baby Granddaughter Klara. So with mixed feelings, I will help them get moved into their new place and then once again start planning on what to do next with my home. I have big ideas, I just need to get the ball rolling. A good cleaning might be first on the list though since having five adults, a Husky dog, and Jack living in the house these last 18 months. So wish me luck on this new chapter in my life and keep my daughter in your thoughts and prayers as well. Her pregnancy has been very difficult and with many ups and downs.
Not me personally but the blog. I finally gave up here. I couldn't seem to fix the problems I was having so I am now in a new home in blogland. Come visit over there. http://cindeesgardenoflife.blogspot.com/
Welcome to the new blog. I finally gave up trying to fix the old one. It was impossible. So starting over seemed like a good thing to do. Maybe now, I will be more motivated to make new posts. Have a great weekend!
Found this one and only Lady Slipper Orchid at the store.
I am sure it won't last long but it sure is pretty and I will enjoy it while it lasts.(-:
Before that though, I stopped in and had my ear pierced again.
I am addicted to these piercings I think...(-:
I had a nice 14kt diamond to use but the post was to long so I have to get it cut down and after the piercing heals I can have it put in. Until then I am using the blue stone. I love diamonds though. Oh well at least I got it done and I am happy(-:
And he was. I was walking the dogs this morning and all of a sudden there was a loud deep Who Whooooooo I looked and there he was sitting in an oak tree next to where I was walking. He was saying Good Morning to us! It made my day so I had to share. So many days are not so good for me lately that having this little surprise really made it special. I hope you are all enjoying your last days of Summer!!!
Stopped at the Shingletown Fire Department Annual Fun Day last Saturday and look what I got from Simply Plants!
I am keeping them hidden on my front porch so my new friend does not eat them. Yes he is still here. I am wondering if he thinks I take in strays or something?
Yup and as you might imagine he was very hungry when he arrived too. Nothing went untouched. He slept most of the afternoon and then around dinner time got up and started eating again. What can you do? Glad someone is enjoying it!
Well not much happening here except blazing hot Summer temperatures. Normal for this time of year but unwanted. So basically keeping things watered is about all I can do. However on a recent trip to a local nursery I found this awesome cup/saucer full of succulents for an even more awesome price, so I grabbed it and ran for the door.(-: I added the mushrooms that I had already. I think it all goes together quite nicely.
This is a whirly thing that sits on your roof for ventilation purposes. For me though it adds a nice planter to my garden. I filled it with moss and then planted a petunia in it for this year. Pretty cool and of course a big thanks to my brother for dumpster diving for me(-:
These days not having my Dad around is really a difficult thing for me and I would be happy if he was here saying I can't do this or that believe me.
What is good about not having him around to tell me what I can't do? Well this would be one thing. He would be saying...Oh that old piece of junk why would you want that? I would say well it would make a nice planter. He would just shake his head. Since he isn't here to say I can't do it, then of course that is the first thing I had to do. I had my brother drag the old seeder up to my house and then I had my son get me a load of loam with the backhoe. He is having a fun time playing with all the equipment. He does really well with it actually. He must get that from his Grandpa.
Anyhow...after I got the thing filled with loam I dug holes and filled them with potting soil and then I planted it with mums. I got them at the 99 cent store. So hopefully they will be o.k. and grow and fill in. They looked really healthy and were not root bound at all. I think it turned out pretty nice.
I am sure my Dad is looking down on me and still shaking his head, but smiling at the way it all came together. Thanks Dad! I miss you!
Getting back to normal here as best as I can. Took a venture out on the weekend. Got to see a movie. Oz the Great and Powerful. Also went to the store and found this cute huge cup/saucer, rock and mushroom. Planted with Semps.
My Mom is doing o.k. Had hip replacement and is at rehab. Slow process.
Joe Lee Sanders passed away peacefully on Friday June 7, 2013 after a valiant battle with prostate cancer. He was born May 28, 1929 in Alma, California to Allison and Bessie Sanders. Joe moved to Shasta County in 1938 with his parents and lived in various locations throughout the county while his father Allison worked on clearing and road projects including Shasta Lake. Joe earned money as a young boy working with his father and in 1939 was hauling drinking water to crews working on the steep slopes around Salt Creek as part of the Shasta Dam Project. Joe spent a good portion of his formative years on the family ranch near Whitmore herding cows on his horse ‘Dogface’. Joe was a graduate from Shasta High School in 1947. At the age of 17 he managed his first construction clearing project for the Ray W. Byers Construction Company. He worked for Byers Construction until he joined the Marine Corps where he served from 1948 -1951. Joe attended Shasta College and graduated from San Jose State University with a degree in Industrial Arts. Upon graduation he worked for Atlas and Hercules explosives companies as a Special Representative supervising the placement and use of their dynamite. On January 5, 1958 at the age of 28 he was the Atlas company consultant on one of the largest non-nuclear blasts of the time at Promontory Point Utah. The blast incorporated 2 million 150 thousand pounds of high explosive. The resulting rubble was used by the Morrison-Knudson company to build the Southern Pacific Railroad rock and gravel causeway across the Great Salt Lake, upon which the railroad tracks were laid. After that project and several others, Joe decided that he was not suited for the corporate world and returned to private business joining his father and mother in the Sanders Construction Company. They were very successful and after clearing for Lake Koocanusa behind the Libby Dam in Montana, Joe entertained other adventures including fire fighting, pond and road construction, farming and ranching.
Joe is survived by his son Rick Sanders (Margaret), his daughter Cindee Denton (Dave), and four grandchildren, Sarah Sanders and Henry Sanders, John Denton and Jenna Denton Bodner (Kody). As per his wishes no services will be held and interment will be at Lawncrest Cemetery beside his parents Allison and Bessie.
My Dad passed away at 1:50 this morning. I am going to miss him so much, and I don't know how I am going to go through the rest of my life without him here, but at least he is finally free of pain and suffering.
Thank You all for all your thoughts and prayers. The next few days will be very stressful so if you could say a couple extra prayers for our family that would be appreciated.
It is amazing how slow time goes when you are sitting around with someone who is dying. It seems as though the time stops. Yet when you go outside you can see that a whole day has passed by.
That is how it is these days. My Dad is still lingering. Mostly he is asleep. Even when he is awake I can not hear him. He speaks very softly. It is frustrating for me because I can't hear well as it is. Sometimes I can understand him but mostly I can not. Sometimes when I get there he waves to me and as I leave sometimes he will wave goodbye. It is killing me to see him this way. My heart is broken.
I don't understand how he can continue to go on. I know he doesn't want to give up, but to me it is time to let go. Although, letting go is going to be impossible for me. I am going to miss him so much.