Thursday, October 23, 2014

Proud of our nurses and doctors.

I am so proud of our medical team at the Nebraska Medical Center. Ashoka Mukpo was released and has no sign of Ebola.  On twitter he thanked the staff and he will be indebted to them always.
Nebraska has great hospitals, I lived in NY and that is the place to be but our hospitals here in Omaha are amazing. The med center has had 2 ebola patients and are doing well.  We have a hospital for women only and I know first hand how amazing the staff is.  The doctors and nurses give so much of themselves.  THANK YOU.

It is not all about corn here in Nebraska.

"The world is a beautiful and tragic place. I saw both sides in the last few weeks. Every breath I take is an opportunity to give thanks and appreciate the blessing of life. I will never forget how fortunate I am." Ashoka Mukpo.  I love this quote and I will read it everyday to remind myself how precious life is.

Read more: Ashoka Mukpo

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Enjoy Fall - Winter will be here soon.

I don't know why but I am concerned about winter this year.  I will miss the sun rising early in the morning and I am really not looking forward toward darkness 5pm.  When I was working I couldn't wait to get home from work and put my jammies or sweatpants  on and have a lovely dinner, watch TV, read a book and listen to music.

Last week I went to a beautiful lake near by.

I love putting on my long johns, nice warm coat, scarf, gloves, hat and walk the trail.

I move my sewing machine to the living room so I can enjoy the snow in the backyard.

This is my bucket list for the winter coming.  I know you usually do bucket lists in January. 

1.  Look and enjoy blue skies.
2.  Make soup
3.  Read great books.  Do morning and evening pray
4.  Make bread
5.  I had surgery so I haven't been able to go swimming but I will soon.  The pool is always heated.
6.  Sew my charity quilts
7.  Embroidery - enjoy cross stitching and other projects.
8.  Knitting
9.  I hope to start a block of the month
10.  Hexies, Hexies - really enjoy doing them.
11.  Go to the Lauritzen Gardens conservatory.
12.  Listen to radio - TV gets me depressed in the winter.
13. walking (not a mall walker - unless I really get stir crazy).  

Okay,  do you have any other suggestions.  Remember I am on a strict budget.

 Have a great day and I am going to look at the blue sky today.


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Beautiful Gardens/Part 2

The entrance of Lauritzen Gardens

Inside the garden.

Theme - India

The quilt on the elephant.  

Friday, October 10, 2014

Lauritzen Gardens/Beauty Part 1

 Am I lucky or what, these gardens in Omaha, NE is about 7 miles from my home.
We are opening a new conservatory and I was a day early.  Will go next week.

The beautiful statue was at a private resident and donated to Lauritzen Gardens.

Taking walks in these garden are rejuvenating your soul.
 Entrance to the gardens
Have a great weekend.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Ribbons for Seniors

I have a wonderful group of residents help me with quilts. I always like to thank them with a goodie.
Last time we did washcloths, a plant for Mayday and Valentine cards.

I think they will be happy.


Thursday, October 2, 2014

Not A Halloween Person

My birthday is in October - I love fall and Thanksgiving but I don't care for all the horror stuff for October.
My worse gripe is all the horror movies on TV,  where are the musicals.  I know I will have to put in some DVDs but it is not the same. 

I am going to do pumpkins and do some decorating, I don't buy Halloween fabric but I might have to make 2 pillow cases instead of all that candy.  I love candy but it is no good eating all that sweet stuff so I will eat lots of apples.

I made homemade apple sauce in a crock pot and oh how easy and delicious it is.

Sorry I am grouchy today.
Halloween is great for the kids, they get all dressed up and learn to say 'thank you'.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Women's Hospital/Nurses

I had my surgery (rectrocele) that is all I am going to say.  Thanks to Methodist Women Hospital here in Omaha, NE.  Nurses were fabulous, they said I was a "rock style patient".  The hospital has been busy with 400 births for month of September.  I swear it was like being in a spa - I had a private room
(didn't get the bill yet) and got lots of attention.

My son from Texas came to take care of me, he did lots of cooking while he was up here.

Needed a fan.
Beautiful large bathroom
Lovely art work in the halls, they had me walk the halls in the evening.
Thanks to all the nurses who took care of me, I left them a box of candy.  At home recuperating, can't sit in a chair - lying down and I have read 2 books so far.  Life is good sometimes.