Just Call Me Gabby

English: Ad for I Love Lucy baby doll.

English: Ad for I Love Lucy baby doll. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Well, I have all my yard stuff, crap, things, hehe, all priced. Wow, that is a tedious job. My living room looks like a child’s bedroom. Stuff all over the floor.

I found more of Al‘s short-sleeved and tank-top shirts and a few more pair of shorts. I put all those a way in his chest of drawers.

I test drove his wheelchair. I wanted to see if it would fit through the bathroom door, and thank-you Lord, it fit. I can fit it right up to the potty.

I made this fabulous meatloaf recipe for supper. I found the recipe on Facebook. It is so super easy, a child could make it. Want to know how to make it? Sure you do.

One pound of ground chuck

One egg

One cup of water

One package of Stove Top Dressing.

Mix and put in loaf or small square pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

For me, I added some crumbled real bacon pieces I cooked up extra this  morning. I also added a small can of mushrooms.

Oh my gosh, this was so perfect. The entire time it was baking I could smell it throughout the house. My mouth was watering. When it was done I noticed it held together perfectly. The taste, well let’s just say my taste buds were throwing a party.

I swept all of my floors. I hope that the man tomorrow coming to see me will recognize that I am having a yard sale the next day and take pity on my messy floor. Hey, I left plenty of room for him to walk through. Who knows, maybe he will see something that catches his eye and he will just have to have it. LOL

I have had my shower, dishes are done. I played my favorite game on Facebook, Candy Crush Sega. Do you play it? I am so addicted to it; it is pathetic.

Well I am ready to close my evening. I will sit in my comfy chair here at the computer and play until I tire of it and then  head to bed.

This meeting tomorrow is going to be two  hours long. It is the only thing I can not prepare for. What do you think he is going to ask me about? My life is so simple, hopefully I will pull all the right answers out of the rabbit hat.

I would just utterly die if I was the one who kept Al from coming home.

One more week I think for American Idol. I usually watch it each winter. I like both girls that are remaining. Now it is over for the evening and You Think You Can Dance has started for its season. I usually don’t watch competition shows. My TV consist of Golden Girls, I Love Lucy, Young n the Restless, Antique Roadshow, News and the rest I don’t mess with.

I have the TV on most of the time but just for the noise. Ok, well I am done chatting. If I say anything else, I will bore you. So have a good night all. Big hugs

The Sunshine Award

My friend over at http://creativemysteries.net has nominated me for The Sunshine Award. With this being one of the very first days that there is some warmth and sunshine, this couldn’t have been brought to my attention at a better time.

With the battles that I fight for my brother and the new war on his gigantic bill, I feel like a big ball of sunshine. I am on fire. I am willing to fight until someone tears my shield a way from me.

So thank you so much to my nominee!!Lonely_candlesunshine-award

The rules for the Sunshine Award are as follows:

    1. Post the Sunshine Award logo.
    2. Accept the nomination and link back to the nominator.
    3. Answer the questions.
    4. Nominate ten other blogs and inform them of the nomination.

The Questions and Answers:

The Nominees:








babyjill7…Marilyn Griffin



thechristiangazette.wordpress.com x


Two Awards


have been taggedSharla has TAGGED me. Wow, this is awesome. It takes me back to my kid days and reminds me the fun game called Tag. Run and hide. Don’t let them find you!

The rules are:

  1. Post these rules. DONE!
  2. Post a photo of yourself (if you want to) and/or eleven random facts about yourself. Already posted facts, below is a photo.
  3. Answer the questions given to you in the tagger’s post. See below.
  4. Create eleven new questions and tag new people to answer them. See below.
  5. Go to their blog/twitter and let them know they have been tagged. As soon as this is posted

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  1. What is your favourite TV program? American Idol, Touched by an Angel, 60 minutes
  2. What is your favourite film? Roots
  3. Do you like cake? Unfortunately yes. White cake with Caramel or Chocolate icing
  4. Do you believe in Angels? Most definitely. They are sitting here protecting me as I write
  5. Do you believe in fate? Not so much anymore. I look for answers through God. I find it amazing how he fits odds and end pieces of puzzles together and comes up with a perfect solution
  6. What kind of vehicle do you drive? Cadillac
    1. Who is your favourite superhero? I don’t have one. I put my love into my friendships

    8. Do you know the Star Trek “odds and evens” rule? Nope sure don’t. I don’t watch things that can’t happen in my life time

9.What is your favourite memory? Each time I held my new babies

10. If you had the chance to help colonise another planet, would you? No, not until there are no more homeless or hungry people in our own country left. Afterwards I may consider it

11.What was your first job? I worked as a waitress at a Chinese Restaurant

My Questions for you

1. If you could choose another name for yourself, what would it be?

2.What was your favorite food to eat when you were a kid?

3. What prompted you to start a blog?

4. Are you left or right handed?

5. What is the third thing you do after rising from your bed in the mornings?

6. What is your middle name?

7. Where do you fall in line in siblings? Oldest, youngest, middle?

8. What do you think your nicest quality is about yourself?

9. What do you think your worst habit is?

10. How many miles do you live from me? I live in Indiana

11. What time do you go to bed at night? What time would you like to go to bed at night?

Do you want to be tagged next? I hope so, or my name isn’t Terry. My nominations are


gravatar.com/pusspudding x

Sheila Morris




Ruby has nominated me for the Shine On and Best Moments Awardshine on award

Here are the rules for the Shine On award:

1) Link back to the blogger who nominated you

2) Notify 15 bloggers

3) answer the questions given to you

Since there are no questions for me I will make new ones for my nominees!

1) What’s your most remarkable memory from your childhood?

2) Have you ever tried any extreme sports?

3) Which recipe you would like to learn and cook?

4) Which thing could ruin your day?

5) Do you prefer reading books or watching movies?

I will not bore you with more answers. I will just go on to the nominations.

Mama Miyuki Easy Pantsy




Thank-you Sharla and Ruby!!!!

Doctor’s Day

Hi neighbors, friends and family. I was picking out some music this morning to post. I realized I have never really let you in on the secret. I have two other WP pages, did you know that? I didn’t think so. I am so sorry for being rude. LOL


The first one is called My Music That Calms Me




The other page is called Quotes For Me and You






I didn’t sleep worth a hoot last night. I think it was because I had to get up earlier this morning. My brother Al has a doctor‘s appointment at 10:30, which is not at the crack of dawn. But a lady has to get herself all prettied up.


Al and I share the same doctor. I am not sure how old he is. I believe he may be around my age. He has the best sense of humor. I appreciate this quality when it comes time for an appointment with Al.


This morning he will receive a physical and the doctor has to also fill out a diagnosis form. This will be an important step to the moving him out of the facility process. Yesterday when I was having lunch with him I told him about why we had to go to the doctor.


I explained that we didn’t have a date to when he would be leaving his temporary room but he did good at processing the information. He did so good that every staff that walked by he was smiling and saying I am going home in a couple of days.


Immediately I would correct him and remind him I wasn’t sure when this would happen but he would say,”I just want to tell them.”


It was pretty foggy when I got up, but now the sun is shining and it is a whole 17 degrees. Today’s high is to reach 38 and even better tomorrow. I think I will pick up Al tomorrow since it will be nice and take him to Dairy Queen since it is buy one blizzard get another for 99 cents. Those are pretty good deals to us.


Just out of curiosity do any of you watch American Idol? Did you see it last night? I was happy with the contestants that made the top ten but I was so disappointed in the way Mariah Care


Mariah Carey during red carpet interviews at t...

y looked.


Her dress had a nude netting covering the breast area but I am not sure as to why. The dress was so revealing that her big knockers were all I really noticed. I am not stating that I love looking at big boobs, lol, but gosh it was hard not to stare when she was talking when the centers were the only parts covered. Maybe I am just getting to darn old for fashion statements.


When I was a kid in elementary I was sent to school in most often white cotton blouses. It must have been the rage back then or knowing my dad, he considered them to be long-wearing sturdy clothing.


Of both my parents it was always Dad who checked out my school attire. He would make me hold both arms straight out in front of me. Then he would check the back of the shirt to see if it was pulling. If it wasn’t I was good to go.


Dad had a keen eye for my skirts too. Sometimes he would get the yard stick and he would measure the length of the skirt to the knee cap. If it wasn’t to his liking I would have to go change. Now that I look back on it, he was protecting me from what,,,,,,I don’t know for sure. Maybe naughty boys eyes or maybe he just liked being proud of me. What ever the reason I survived. What Dad never knew is when I was in Junior High, I rode the school bus. When I boarded the bus I would roll my skirt waist so that my length fit in with all the other girls. I had to get by with some stuff when I was growing up!


Well, better go fix my breakfast, I don’t have much time before I see Al.




Some days I just don’t know what is wrong with me. Today is one of them. For the last two hours I have been reading posts and writing my own but……..underneath it all I am on the verge of tears. I feel heavy in my heart with sadness. I have no idea why.

I have sat here a few times and looked in the mirror and plastered a smile on my face but it doesn’t look like me. I had a good day, a little mind-boggling but good. So what is my deal? I have the most wonderful blogging friends. I have great kids, but yet I feel so empty and alone tonight. I even have my American Idol on and very oddly for me I am not following it like I usually do.

I thought if I spit this out and read what I wrote I would see the problem, but I still don’t.

My Heart Is Bursting

I have just received the news that I was awarded two more awards from The Prodigal Daughter


The two awards are The Beautiful Blogger Awardbeautiful-blogger-award2 and the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.very-inspiring-blogger-award




Here is a slice of who the Prodigal Daughter is

We all are lost and wastefully extravagant. We demand of our Father the nicest of all things to be given us…getting ahead of the One who knows best.

In our stupor we stumble and go hungry but just when we thought we lost everything, our Heavenly Father remains faithful…and waiting.

How many times have we failed? How many times have we sinned? How many times have we returned back home to a delightful Father waiting with open arms? God isn’t counting. He delights to see us . All it takes is a sincere repentance and we’re accepted in His family once again.

Our Father celebrates our return over and over and over again. We are redeemed and prodigal no more.

Luke 15:11-32


Here are the rules of the award:

1 . Display the award logo on your blog.
2. Thanks and link back to the person who nominated you.
3. State 7 things about yourself.
4. Nominate 7-15 bloggers for this award.
5. Notify those bloggers of the nomination by linking to one of their specific posts so that they get notified by ping back.

Thank-you so much my dear friend for these awards

Seven things about myself

1. I do one load of laundry per week

2. I love to sit in my swing in the early evenings of the year

3. I have a dishwasher but barely use it

4. I love the reruns; Mash and I Love Lucy and Golden Girls

4. I am an American Idol fan but not as strong this year with new judges

5. I love to watch 20/20 and Dateline

6. My favorite television stations are Nick-at-Nite and Hallmark

7. A couple of my favorite actresses are Betty White, and Julia Roberts

Nominations are



myownheart.me x






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