Monday, November 26, 2012


I had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner with my daughter at her house in Hillsboro,TX. 
I had some blood work done on Monday  before Thanksgiving, and on Wed. the doctors office called me to tell my my potassium level was too low. Well, I knew something was off as I have been feeling so bad. I thought the last time I had my blood work done it was too low. So, I am taking Potassium, 10 m. once daily. It is making me so sick. I read the side effects and seems I have them all. I have been really short winded, and I still am. The potassium really does a number on my stomach, I have gas like you wouldn't believe, stomach cramps, and my stomach burns. I am trying to stay with it, he only gave me 20 then I go back for another blood test. I am so hoping I will feel better. Don't feel like cooking, so my diet is not that good, just grab what I can. I didn't realize that a low potassium level could make you feel so bad and cause a heart attack.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing all of you a Happy Thanksgiving!
Sunday was my daughter Cherry's birthday. I went to her house in Hillsboro, just 14 miles from me.Took her a cake, card, and a Christmas Cactus.
When she was born my husband and I along with her 13 month old sister lived in Lincoln, Nebraska. Cherry was born on November 18 th 1956. you figure out her age! It was the largest snow storm of the season. I was told when I went into labor to go to Omaha, Nebraska to deliver, and since this was my second child, not to tarry. We followed the snowplow all the way from Lincoln to Omaha. My wonderful little land lady kept my oldest daughter, Scarlett for me. Such a nice lady, took me in like I was her child. I WAS a child. I could have walked and got there in plenty of time. Cherry was stubborn about coming, and she is still stubborn!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Waiting for the next shoe to drop

The wind is blowing about 30-40 mph. It really is rocking this rig. The slide out rooms act just like wings! I don't like the toppers over the slide out rooms. I would never have had them put on, but the previous owner did, so I am stuck with them. They are very noisy when the wind blows them. I had one new one, to replace one that was in bad condition. It had holes in it, I was afraid it would rip, and thus cause damage to my slide out. Now, I am wondering if the other ones will have to be replaced before I was planning on it. New, depending on how large they are, they cost about $400.00 each. I have three slides, so you can see that is a lot of money. I thought about just having them removed, but everyone I talked to said they liked theirs, and it would help keep sun and rain, and tree limbs off. Any hows, seems like there is always something to "fix" on these RV! Maybe the wind will just blow me somewhere for the winter!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Just Chillin

Haven't been doing a lot the last few days. I have been a little under the weather, pain in my back and leg cramps. I found Aleve helps more than anything. Yesterday I made it to the Post Office, and grocery store. They had cabbage on sale for 45 cents lb. So, this afternoon I made cabbage and sausage, with carrots and potatoes. It was soooo good. I think I will have just enough for tomorrow.

The Post Office lost my mail from my mail forwarding service. I will make another trip tomorrow to town and hope they have it by then. If not then I will have a few choice words to say to them. Escapee's mail service e-mails me when they sen my mail, which was last Friday. It surely should be here by now. I think it is the PO, they have a new person working, and I think it just got "lost".

I am still trying to decide where I want to go for the winter. How do You decide where you will travel? Do you go to see the amusements, or family, or maybe the weather is the reason? I think I am looking for warm weather!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Doing chores

Yesterday was a "chore" day. First I gave Kandi a much needed bath, then I need a bath! Then wash all the wet towels I used bathing Kandi. I discovered these great Tide Pods. No more spilling powder or liquid soap. I think they are great for RV'rs, if you have a washer/dryer or if you have to take your clothes to the laundry. They don't take up much room, weigh nothing at all, easy to use, just drop one in the washer and start filling with water. The only draw back I see, is if you have only one or two garments, such as reds, or blacks you want to wash alone, you wouldn't want to use as much detergent. I guess you could use dishwashing soap to do just a few garments. I traveled in my class C motorhome years ago and without a tow car for years. That meant hauling the laundry to the laundry room of the RV park. Sometimes, I could park close, sometimes not. I had a mesh laundry bag with a pocket for your soap, dryer sheets etc. I usually took a pocketful of change too. That is when I decided I wanted a rig with a washer/dryer, even if it was a small one. I am happy with my Sears Stak Pak washer dryer. This is the second one I have had, wouldn't trade it for anything. Check them out. I get mine at the Family Dollar store for $4.50 a package of 14. That is 32 cents a load, not too bad is it?