Wednesday, March 19, 2008


Yippee! Right now as I type this, our countertops are being installed and I absolutely love them. I took a picture of the fellas working on it. It's all starting to come together now. The kitchen sink will be installed tomorrow and then you know what that means--no more bending over the bathtub doing the dishes. Then on Friday, the guy will be here to finish up the cabinets and by this weekend I should have a working kitchen. I didn't think I'd ever say this, but I'm actually looking forward to cooking dinner.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Good News

We just got back from Seattle today. John had an appt at Virginia Mason for his 3 month colonoscopy and the doc gave him a clean bill of health--yippee. We are relieved. He's been having these procedures about every 3-4 months for the last couple of years, so this is really good news!! We're going out to dinner to celebrate. More later. (Hopefully the kitchen will be done next week). Things are looking up!!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

More Sad News

My step-mom Billie passed away on Sunday. She'd been suffering for a couple years now, especially these last few months, as she was totally blind and could not breath due to emphysema. I have mixed emotions right now--I'm relieved she's no longer suffering, but sad to see her go. I've actually been mourning her for the past year, as she wasn't the person she use to be. It saddened me every time I went to the nursing home to see her. She had requested no memorial service, so my family is getting together on Sunday for a brunch at my niece's house. She was the only Grandma the kids ever really knew, as both their biological Grandmas died very early in their lives. But now, she's at peace with my dad.

On a lighter note......gggggrrrr. Our countertop is ready to be installed, but the earliest they can do it is March 19!!! So now this means we're probably looking at the end of April before the kitchen will be completed!! Oh well, there's nothing we can do about it so might as well go with the flow.

John and I sure had fun last weekend at the Little Creek casino. The Bill Engvall show was great--he's absolutely hilarious. By the time we left the show my stomach was hurting from laughing so much. Needless to say I donated my fair share of money to the slots. While we were there we found this seafood bar that was really good. A couple brewskies, a bunch of prawns and I was in 7th heaven.