Sunday, July 5, 2009

Sweet Summer Time

I have to admit I love summer. I laugh when I see the count down to fall over on Linda's blog (Behind My Red Door). I am the opposite it makes me sad because I love summer and all that goes with it. Yes, that means even the heat! Plus I am a huge fan of the 4th. I love all the fire works, cook outs and togetherness that is associated with the 4th. In the past I always had the huge 4th bash. We always had the pool ready and the fire works popping. Things are really different for us this year. Jessica had to work and Ray, Eleni and I went walking around the mall and stores. There was no cook out just an early dinner at Arby's. It was a little sad because it seemed everyone had plans but us. I guess there is always next year! :)

As you know last week was my birthday and a good one it was not. My friend Donna took me to lunch but I felt so rushed. Then work really stressed me out that day. I came home curled up in the bed and cried myself to sleep. It was probably the worst birthday I can remember. I think the stress of work and not having my own home just all got to me and I had to let it out. I did return back to work on Monday. It's getting easier but it's still a lot to remember and learn. I'm just doing the best I can. On a good note should something happen and I lose my job again I will have a lot to add to my resume. :)

You know there is nothing greater than coming home and having a package waiting for you. I came home Tuesday and I had a package from Tammy(Country Girl At Home) and  her daughter Joy (Doodlebug). They sent me the cutest stitchery with the greatest saying. I have to add Tammy has been such a great friend to me through all of this. She emails me often and always lets me vent. I so appreciate her friendship! She has been my angel and the stitchery she sent me describes what her friendship has meant to me! They also included the cutest prim card. I love it! Thanks again Tammy and Joy!

It says Friends are Angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly. Thanks Tammy for always helping me back up on my feet. :)

Here is an update on Ray. He went to the cardioligist this past Monday. They said to give them the name of who is in charge of his SS claim so they can help rush it along. That was great news. Then they informed him that after his stroke in 07 when they did a doppler of his neck it showed some blockage on one side of his neck but it wasn't too serious. They are ordering another doppler to check the status of that blockage and to see if there is any blockages on the other side of his neck. They also said the test he did in May on his legs showed some blockages as well. They are not too serious but they told Ray to avoid long walks or being on his legs for long periods of time. I think Ray is going to have to take it easy and do what he is told or things could get much worse. I just hope that SS kicks in soon so we can get back on our feet. 

Well, I think that's all of the updates I have to share. I so enjoyed everyones Americana decor  for the 4th. I hope you all had a great holiday and made a lot of new memories.



Carmen C. said...

Donna~ hope Ray gets his SS he so deserves very soon, and hope your new job becomes easier on you too! We just went to my mom's for a small cookout, just us and them. We actually have more loved ones who have passed on than we have left here, so family gatherings are very small and simple for us. Look at it as a break this fourth....maybe next year you will be back to the big bash at your place:)

Anonymous said...

Donna I am like you I love love love summer, I hate winter and live in OHIO go figure, I am a school bus driver so for that I say no more :), I love the heat, the long summer days and nights, I just love it. But on another note, we did nothing either, my dh just hung out at home and did chores, he did build me the most awesome primitive work shed (it looks like a large outhouse) I love it.
Hope your day is good
Prim smiles

Bittersweet Primitives said...

Donna, so sorry you have a not so good birthday. Things will start looking up soon I am sure of it. Tammy sent such a really nice stitchery. Someone once told me that it takes a good six months in a new job before it really clicks in and things get easier. Hang in there. Have a good week this week. Sherie

This Country Girl said...


Our get together wasn't a big one...just some family. If ya'll lived closer, you could have come and joined us!

You're the friend that found me, Donna! I'm glad you like the stitchery. Now we're just praying for a place of your own to hang on your own wall, right? :)

You're always in my prayers....praying for Ray to get his SS real soon!

Have a great week, Donna!

Susannah said...

Donna...sorry about your birthday. If it helps..our 4th was nothing great either. Our daughter and grandaughter were sick with pneumonia and bronchitis so we didn't get together like planned. Hang in there on that job...if you can. A good cry was probably the best thing for you at the moment. Praying for you and Ray.


Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Loved the stitchery Tammy and Joy sent you...soon you will be hanging it on your own wall:)

Kate said...

I'm sorry it's been a tough week on you! I am a very strong believer in not working on your birthday. It should be a paid holiday as far as I am concerned, seriously!! I was laid off this spring as well and I try to keep myself optimistic with "anything that doesn't kill you, makes you stronger" and the trusty "everything happens for a reason." I hope your strength and reason come to you very soon!

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Hi Donna,

Thanks for stopping by!! I do not sell anything because I find it hard enough to find the motivation to make for something for myself half the time. I don't like making things twice either.

Isn't it funny how some of us love summer and some have no use for it! (At least this point in my life anyway!) LOL - I am so ready for fall!!

I hope this week is a better one for you!! Lots of hugs my friend! Linda