Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Don't Let The Cane Fool Ya

I know that many of you have been
wondering about the state of my condition.

Do ya see the picture above?
That's pretty much EXACTLY what
I look like nowadays.

I have my cane,
my insanely big purse
(because I can't hold cane, and purse, and cell phone, and umbrella anymore...)
my shoes, jacket and hat.
Subtract the hump in the back and I look

My leg is so weak
that it has a tendency to give out on me,
especially if I have to walk a good distance.

So was the case today.
I went to the grocery store to pick up a few items
for dinner.
It was pouring rain.
I got beat out by every little old lady
in this town for a grocery carryout.
them walked better than me.
I wheeled my own shopping cart outside...hobbling.

Insert teenage thug....
Black hair, skinny jeans and tattoo on the neck..
Got the picture?

Said thug runs up to me and offers
to carry my groceries to my car.
"No thank you.I got it."
"But you're, I'll help you."
"I limp everyday. I got it. No thank you."

This is where said thug makes
his biggest mistake.....

This boy tries to snatch my purse from the grocery cart
and take off running.
I don't think so.

I introduced said thug to.....

He was trying to run and I was steady
beating him like he stole something...
Oh wait!!!
He was stealing something!!!
My purse!!!

Continue beating with my cane and cursing.

He's now on the ground clinging to my purse
and I fall right on top of him.
I am giving him the butt whoopin'
that his mama
apparently never gave him.

A sacker runs over to help me
and the thug runs off...
without my purse.

Everyone runs over to help me...
Where were ya'll before?
They offer to call the police.
No need...
I got my is good.
I finally get my carry out for my groceries.
I'm soaking wet and a little sore
but I'm fine.

I ASSURE you that said thug
is tending to his whelps
even as I type.

My mama was killing herself laughing.
The Divine Mr. M
is a nervous wreck.
My mother-in-law
asked me if I was scared.

I've raised a teenager
and have looked cancer in the face....
It would take alot more than
some little twit
to scare me.

I'm an ER nurse.
This is what I do.

Maybe he'll think reallll hard
before he tries to snatch a purse
from a little lady with a cane.

On another note:
I'm real slow moving these days
and my next stop was the post office to mail off all of my giveaways
but Mr. M was all wigged out
and asked me to stay home.

I promise you that everything will be mailed out next week.
I'm just moving a little slow now
and some days I don't move at all
but I'm getting back in the swing of things
and adjusting to my new way of doing things.

I hope that everyone has a
Happy New Year!!!!!!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Post it Note Tuesday

I'm joining with Supah Mommy

Write what's on your mind to a post it note!!!

You can link back here.

Here's my thought for today.....

Have a great tuesday!!!!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas

"Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel."
Isaiah 7:14
As I prepare to spend the next six to seven hours
in my kitchen
and The Divine Mr. M checks off
the "honey do" list that I have for him
there is a feeling of Christmas in the air.
Through all of the hustle and panic
that the day brings,
there will be songs of praise and worship
throughout our home
reminding us of the true meaning of Christmas.
Thousands of years ago,
a child was born
that would be the light of the world.
Our Lord and Saviour
sent to save mankind.
Let us not forget the joy of family and friends
and the love that is present on Christmas.
The kind of love that spreads from heart to heart
and from breast to breast.
Most importantly,
let us not forget that Christmas
is holy
and to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

Merry Christmas
from Six in One Hand!!!!

Monday, December 21, 2009

The Stockings Were Hung....

On my bannister with great care...

I had wanted a specific garland to match the one
I had on my mantle.
I went back to Hob Lob....but no dice.
They were sold completely out.

I was bummed and kinda whined a bit.
Mr. M just sat on the couch and stared at me.
(That was probably a smart move on his part...saying anything at that point would have been suicide.)

So...when I was through with my temper tantrum
I decided to make do.
I had purchased some cheapo
plain green garland a while back
and decided to use it for my bannister.

But then...genius struck.
Okay, maybe idiot savant....

I decided that I wanted vintage baby shoes
to hang on my garland....
no go.
Couldn't find any white baby shoes anywhere.

Now, if I didn't WANT
white baby shoes...
they would be falling from the sky.

As luck would have it...
I wanted some and they were no where to be found.

So I decided to go with my next thought.
Baby booties.....
didn't happen.
Only blue ones....sigh.

On to plan "D"..
White baby socks.
They were gleaming white.
Blinding white.

Tea stain to the rescue.

It gave them a perfect aged look.
I hung them with some antiqued doll head clothespins.

But now my garland was lacking.
Those socks are small....
change that......
they are "smoooooll."

So I  happened to look over in my living room
and see some of my letters that I purchased
awhile back.
Some of the envelopes are very small and dainty
and are the perfect "yellow".

They worked!!!

I tucked them in with some postcards
that were written by a son to his mother
about his life away from home.

Now, I had a theme.
I always try to have a theme, you know.
(It's good for the soul..)

I would build my garland with
a mother's love.

I added small stuffed bears and toys.

I added some paper mache ornaments
that I painted and distressed.

I draped the garland and added
some tea stained muslin bows that I made.

I could just imagine a mother displaying her
children's socks and toys to remind her
of when her children were small at Christmas.

I tied in bits and pieces of strips of fabric
to give it a punch of contrast.

In the end...

What a happy accident
that Hob Lob was sold out
because I would have never
had to put my thinking cap on
and come up with such a cute garland.

Even Shuga thought it was special.
(She's been sleeping on the steps ever since I put it up.)

As we grow closer to the fastly approaching holiday,
please remember to take time to reflect
on the meaning of Christmas.

Remember to love your family, friends and your brother man
as it was love that gave us this day.

The love that not a mother, but a Father, gave
to us so many years ago
that is still
alive and well today.

Merry Christmas
Six in One Hand!!!!!!!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Santa Baby,

Santa Baby,

Slip a table under the tree...chippy.

Been an awful good girl, Santa baby,
so hurry down the chimney tonight.

Santa baby,

a really cute mantle too....
light blue.

I'll wait up for you dear.
Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight.

Think of all the shows I've missed.

Think of all the lovelies that I didn't get.

Next year I could be just as good
If you'll check off my Christmas list.

Santa baby, a vintage watch
and really that's not alot.

Been an angel all year.
Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight.

Santa honey, there's one thing I really do need...
The deed...
to Troy's Junk Exchange.

Santa, honey so hurry donw the chimney tonight.

Santa, cutie and fill my stocking

with  tarnished silver

and fur.

and some crystals too.
Santa cutie, and hurry down the chimney tonight.

Come and trim my Christmas tree

with some shiny brite decorations for me.
I really do believe in you.
Let's see if you belive in me.

Santa baby, forgot to mention one little thing..

the bling.

not the kind like on Flava Flav.
Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight.,
Hurry down the chimney tonight...


We Have a Winner ...or two...or three..

I know that I'm a little late with revealing
the winners
but I'm sure that ya'll will understand.
Besides, good things come to those who wait, right?

So, without further adieu.........

The winner of the Barnes and Noble gift card is....
Gypsy Nurse.

The winner of the Tyler Cande is.........

She Dreams Big.

and the winner of the surprise gift is.....

Congratulations to all of the winners!!!
Please email me with your mailing info and
I will have it out to you ASAP!!!

Slumber Party....Here I Come!!!!

I begged and pleaded
and whined and whined
and finally...
Mr. M said that I could come to
My BFF and Fairy Blog Mama,
Debbie is celebrating her 100,000th visitor and
invited her gal pals over for a sleepover!!!
She's even giving away party favors...check her out!

He didn't think I was well enough to go.
I told him I was too.
After all, we're just gonna be sitting around

painting our toenails

doing our hair.


I'm ready to PARTAAAYYY!!!!!!

I brought enough ice, thread and brand new needles
to pierce everyone's ears.
I think Misty is sneakin' in some booze to
go with that hot Dr. Pepper.
I'll take mine plain, thank you.

I dressed up my cane
and I have brand new jammies.
Deb from Common Ground showed ya'll hers...
so here's mine.

Aren't they the bee's knees??
They have skullies on them!!!!!
I am sooo excited to wear them for the party.

(Please forgive the stoner look...I still have some Ativan that is hanging a pimple.)

Now, Robelyn I know that you will cheat for sure at Twister
so I'm playing with my cane in hand.
I know that Mindy will be sneaking in the bathroom with Misty
for a swig or two.
I will be doing breath checks, ladies!!!!

Anne, no sneakin in boys...even if it is Troy and Rob.
Adrienne, could you watch the door for us, if they do stop by?

I am soooo ready !!!
We are gonna hang out like loose teeth!!!!

Bring on the Dr. Pepper!!!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

I Bring You Glad Tidings.....

Do you know what this is???

I'll give you a hint....

Can you make out the writing??

It started with "Happy"

That's right folks!!!!
It's my birthday cake.

The Divine Mr. M decided to surprise me with this
little piece of confection heaven
with over thirty candles on it
when I came home from shopping with Misty.
ALL THIRTYSOMETHING CANDLES...burning a warm fire.
He lit them when I pulled into the driveway.

The only problem was that
I didn't recognize him...
or my son....
or my inlaws...
or my house...
or anything around me.
I barely knew my name.
Mr. M said I had this look on my face he'd never seen before.
He said I was like a zombie..lights on....nobody home.
Scared him to death.
I had a bad headache....and amnesia.
He drove me to the ER
like he was winning the grand prize for Nascar.

That's when I looked at him and told him to slow
the f*^&% down.
He said I looked normal again.
He began asking me questions.
I thought he was crazy and I wanted to go home
and drink the champagne I had just bought for my cranberry spritzer
for my birthday.

Didn't happen.

I was seen and diagnosed with a T.I.A.
Transient Ischemic Attack...
baby stroke in layman's terms.

I finally got to go home since I had to go to Houston
the next morning for a MRI of my leg and see my doctor.

When we got home....thirty something candles had melted completely
over the cake.
(More like shellac...)
The whole top of the cake was ROCK HARD!!!
Mr. M, being as divine as he is, scraped some from the sides
and plopped it on a plate for me for my birthday.
(We did chuckle at's can laugh too..)

 The next morning, after my MRI of my leg, I see my doctor..
who's totally wigged out.
She sends me down the hall to another doctor.
Who's even more wigged out.
He calls my first doctor.
They agree that I should IMMEDIATELY
be put in the hospital.

I have lots of poking and stabbing..
Took lots or tries to get an IV
and I'm DYING of pain all the while.
I finally get pain meds and I'm a happy camper..
except my head feels weird...really weird.

I have an MRI of the brain...
with sedation.
I can't stand  being in anything that small.
A big 'ol dose of Ativan
and I'm out like a Mike Tyson victim.
(They said they could hear me snoring from the MRI machine.)

When I awaken,
I'm back in my room and the neurologist sees me.
He tells me that I had
a TIA with
transient global amnesia.
I'm impressed.....
never heard THAT one before.

They think the lil' buddy in my leg
is possible from an auto immune disorder
that is causing vasculitis...
aka inflammation of the blood vessels.

They don't know what type of disorder that I have just yet
but they do know
that my tumor


Thank ya'll for all of your prayers and support.
You don't know how happy I am right now
(even though I have the "crazy head" and my leg hurts...)
I am crying as I type this but it's tears of joy.

I get to be on a blood thinner now
and continue the workup
but I asked to be release to see my youngest son for his birthday and they obliged.
I arrived home around 7 last nigh.
Mr. M drove home
(like he was qualifying for Nascar this time...)
and I got to give Daviss his birthday gift.

I'm still limping along and looking for a kewl cane.

I will post the winners this afternoon of the birthday giveaway.
( I sincerely apologize for not getting done yesterday)

I'm really tired and I'm gonna go take a nap
or The Divine Mr. M will kill me.

Thank all of ya'll soooo much!!!
My heart cannot tell you the joy and love that I have for
all of ya'll..
I have read your comments and encouragement over and over
(especially while I was in the hospital.)
You were always with me and in my thoughts.
My best friend even offered to bring his laptop
so that I could blog to you guys.
(He knows that's how much ya'll mean to me...)

I'm going to lay down now and have my cranberry spritzer

except this one is
with gingerale.

Eventually, I will finish my birthday.......
as soon as I feel better.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Please Pray for Angelique...

Hello bloggy friends..
This is Misty.

Angelique is in the hospital.
She was admitted today.
Last night her husband took her to the E.R. due to some complications that she was having.
She called me this afternoon and wanted me to post her deepest apologies for not being able to announce
the winners of her giveaway today. She hopes that you all will understand.
Please continue to pray for Angelique..
she knows that she has your love and support and it means the world to her.
She says that she will return back as soon as possible.
Once again, thank you for your prayers and understanding.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Happy Birthday to MEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

Today is my birthday!!!!

I stayed up to see midnight and
broke out the bubbly!!!!

Why such a big deal for my birthday??
Why do I act like a little kid for my day??
Because the Lord has let me live to see another year.
That's alot more that I can say for so many people
who I started this journey with,
I have been to many a funeral for my classmates.

There is only one alternative to birthdays.......the grave.
My sis and I
are spending the day together


enjoying fine food

and celebrating our birthday
like the sisters we are.

Don't forget that the giveaway winners will be announced tomorrow!!!!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Lil 'Ol Blue Haired Lady

Since my 3_th birthday is fast approaching
(and I mean fassst...)
I thought that I would treat myself to a new me
with another new 'do.

I'm starting to feel like a lil 'ol lady with my cane and all.
The Divine Mr. M told me
that we HAAAAAD
to "pimp out my cane"
because I looked like a grandma
using my mama's
"backup" cane.
(That's what she calls it...I just work here.)

So I thought I'd add blue hair to match.
Do not adjust your hair is blue...
electric blue highlights that is.
I'm not THAAAAT old yet.

I thought I'd "hawk" it on top for fun.
(By the teenage son and neices thought my hair was cool.)
(Don't let them know I told you...they'd probably die...right there on the spot.)

Whatcha think for a lil 'ol blue haired lady?

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

White Wednesday

I thought that I would take a moment
to participate in White Wednesday and show ya'll
my vintage nightgowns that I have displayed
for Christmas.
They make me wonder who wore them?
Did they belong to a mother and daughter
who waited anxiously for Christmas morning
and opened presents together?

I added my vintage clock collection
to this vignette.
Hey, look!!!
I have a white clock too....
This justs gets better and better.

I figured that while I was posting pictures up,
I might as well show ya'll the whole
setup of my living room for christmas.
The mantle is my favorite with my off white candles
(they only look yellow because they were all turned on.)
The garland has tallow berries and pinecones
that is set to a backdrop of my tarnished silver.

That I also added to my Christmas tree.

I hope ya'll like it.....

My favorite word.
Without it, life is simply too hard.
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