Friday, March 16, 2012

Going Home

My tax man, hairdresser, and doctor are all in my old hometown about twenty miles from where I now live. I took off work all day for appointments stretched out throughout the day.  Although I do wonder where all of my adjusted gross income went, the tax preparation process was relatively painless. 

Nicole is well worth the trip to Clarksville as she is consistently good with my hair. In between appointments I saw my beautiful little Aunt, checked out a couple of consignment stores, and finished the day at the doctor's office. 

It seemed like a family reunion at the clinic. My sister had my brother in law there and after I left my mother and father in law came in. My brother in law is back in the hospital.

There are twin nurses at the clinic who both remember Mama. We were talking today about when Mama had lost down to only 77 pounds. I cannot remember whether it was PeeWee or Jane who after she had noted Mama's actual weight, lightly placed her foot on the scale to boost it another five pounds or so. Mama never knew and was excited she was beginning to gain a little weight. 

Later, I was thinking about how good Mama's doctor was to her. I believe he truly cared for Mama. When either he or his nurses comment on Mama, they always say she had "spunk". She would love that she is remembered as a fighter.

My appointment went well. Although I had not seen the doctor since 2009, labs were good. The hand tremors are more an aggravation that an actual problem. Doctor says there is medication to take but it is usually not necessary unless you can no longer bring your fork to your mouth. I think I will always be able to eat.

This is a self portrait of my baby grand daughter, Sierra. She has pretty blonde hair and big blue eyes. She always dresses in the sweetest little dresses and shoes. I think she has a real talent.


And this is a self portrait of my middle grand daughter, Konstance. She has beautiful, long brown hair and blue eyes like her sister's. When she was little, she always wore the cutest little hats. She loves to dress fashionably. 

13 comments:

  1. great drawings! I could not draw that! Great to have some appointments behind you..almost a family reunion in the clinic. Have a great weekend:)

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  2. Glad you got all your appointments scheduled and over with. The drawings are very good. I hope you have a very nice weekend.

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  3. what a busy day, filled with remembrances, chores checked off the list and a 'well done' when it was all finished.
    Adorable drawings of the two cuties.

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  4. those portraits are ADORABLE! and glad all your appts went well. the doctors and nurses at the hospital seem like treasures - angels where you need them most.

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  5. (and, no, i don't sell my artwork - just give them away once a month on the blog)

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  6. I bet it feels good to accomplish all that in a day. I love the drawings, they are wonderful artwork and I love how the girls see themselves.

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  8. Hello! I'm here from Maple Lane's blog. It's good to get all those errands run and appointments done at once in one day, isn't it. Saves on driving that way. I hope you have a nice weekend! :)

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  9. Stopping by from Maple Lane. Sweet blog and I will be by to visit often.

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  10. Thanks for comment, that was my granddaughter I went back and put that on the post. Did Mildred say it was also your mothers birthday?

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  11. Mildred sent me over. I like your blog and will be back soon. Have a wonderful Sunday.

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  12. It is good you can take one day and get everything taken care of...and wonderful to find a real caring doctor.

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  13. How wonderful that the nurses took such wonderful care of your Mom! That is priceless!

    Your grandaughters are indeed talented. Loved their self-portraits!

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