Monday, May 07, 2007

The trip to the ER and so much More!

This was another very busy weekend for me! Friday morning, I had to work, the afternoon brought yet another AA News Motor route.(I'm not complaining, I really love to do the route this time of year. Friday evening, I let my boy's best friends spend the night. (It has been two weeks since I cleaned the boy's room, they have been doing their end of the bargain and keeping it clean) All day Friday I felt like I was coming down with something. I had a headache and stomach ache. I got home around six, I fed the kids and went right to bed. I really needed to get a lot done but instead I went to bed at 7:00 p.m. I guess God will slow us down, if we won't do it ourselves. I woke up Saturday morning with a bad head cold. I just didn't have time to be sick and laying around all day.

Saturday morning started out with work in the early a.m., (2:30 a.m.) a soccer game at 10:30, (Boaz team won again)I did laundry until I had to get ready for the wedding at 2:00 p.m., The wedding (Pictures already posted), I had to do my front brakes after the wedding before, I went to my cleaning job. My brakes were grinding on my route that morning. I went to my janitor's job, A trip to the ER with Bo, (Until 3:30 a.m. in the morning), My Motor Route. I didn't make it to church because I didn't get home until late from my route.

My brother called me at 7:30 a.m. and informed me that I was a great Aunt again. My niece had a beautiful baby girl. I stopped at the store and bought a few outfits for the new baby and my granddaughter, I then went up to the hospital to see my great Niece last night. I forgot my camera so no pictures of my great niece.

Hopefully this week, I'll have time to visit blogs again. It has been a while and I am missing all of you. I finally took the time to link up with all my blogging friends again. If I missed anyone, please forgive me and leave me a comment so I can create a link. I tried to go back through all of my comment so I could link up with everyone again. This will help me to be able to visit everyone again without having to look the comments to do so.

Fresh Laundry!

I have a new thing going this summer. I just put a clothes line on my poles and am hanging my clothes to dry for the first time in my married life. (Yes, I have been married for 21 years but never had a clothes line before)

Front brake job on a 2005 Ford Ranger.

Tools I needed to change my front brakes.
Front Brake pads.

Take off the lug nuts.
Take off the tire.
Take out the bolt that holds the brakes in place. Screw in Calipers.

Put the brakes pads in place.
Put the tire back on, and we have a front Ford Ranger Brakes job. If anyone would really like to try this themselves I will be happy to email you more clear and exact instructions. : )

These pictures are of Boazs' poor eye after the accident on Saturday. (Bo took these pictures of himself. He wanted me to post these to our blog) On Saturday at my Janitor's job, Bo was cleaning the toilet's and got "The Work" in his eye. (Bo likes to go with me to clean, he is saving his money for a laptop computer) We flushed it out at church and then I took him home to flush it out in the shower. After that it was still burning and draining nasty stuff out of it. Our doctor's office said to he really needed to go to the ER. That toilet bowl cleaner has bleach in it and could stay in the eye and slowly eat away the inside of the eye.

This morning, after what seemed like a very long weekend, I walked around my house to view all the beautiful things that the Lord has given me. These are just a few of them.

My first hanging plant of the season.
One of my Lilac bushes.
One of my Rose bushes. I can't wait for them to bloom.
I'm not sure what kind of tree this is but it is pretty and nice to look at.

This is one of my Peony bushes, that I planted last year. I sure pray they bloom this year.

Please come back!


Linds said...

I cannot BELIEVE you changed the brake pads! I am very impressed. I can do a lot of stuff to the car, but brakes have never been attempted. I will let you know if I am tempted to try!

Dawn said...

Thanks for stopping by to visit today. I love having new friends out there in blogland!

I too am impressed with the brake job. I never do anything to the car except fill it with gas! I wouldn't know where to start. Hope I never have to.

We've been enjoying our yard this spring especially - the flowers are amazing because of all the moisture we've had this winter here in Colorado.

Come back again!

groovyoldlady said...

Hiho, Lori! Thanks for stopping by today.

We have a lot in common. I also am a 43 year-old Christian wife/mother/grandmother. I too sing on the Worship team at outr church and anywhere else they'll give me a microphone.

I have a groovy clothesline and my car has brakes, but I don't ever actually touch the brakes. That's Mulletman's job!

Karmyn R said...

WOW! I am impressed that you changed your own brake pads. I wouldn't even know where to begin.

Your peony bush may have to wait another year before you get a bloom. (you might get one little bloom this year). When my husband and I first got married, our old-man neighbor gave us his wife's peony (it was 40 years old and she had passed away. He knew we liked it)

The peony was so big we could only take 1/2 of it. When we moved 3 years ago we dug it up - and once again could only move 1/2 of it. But, we still have it - and it blooms so nicely. I LOVE PEONIES!

Kristy said...

YOU DO YOUR OWN BRAKES????? Oh my word !!!
You are THE woman!!
I love peonies too - and I think the pink blooming tree you had pictured is a Dogwood.
Anywho - what a fun post! I think I'm going to go around with my camera and show my spring blooms too !
Love ya friend ~!

Annie said...

You are busy and self sufficient and have no time to get sick either. I am so impressed. How hard is it to change brake pads anyway?

Jim said...

Hi Lori -- I hope Bo is feeling better today. It sure is bad to get stuff in your eye.
Mrs. Jim had to go to the Saturday clinic last weekend because her eye turned red (again) too. It is getting better, it was a subcong. hemorage.
Your yard is getting extra pretty with all those flowers.
We can't grow lilacs down here in the South. I miss them.

Thanks for the visit too, you have so much going, reading blogs keeps you busier than you need to be.
A once in a while look at mine is fine, you just keep writing when you can.
BTW, I don't read all on my blog list every day, I'm tring to cut back on blog time.

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

You never rest, do you! I can't believe that you can work on cars, too. You're way ahead of me! :)

dot said...

Lori, you are such a wonder! I enjoyed your pictures. Hope your son's eye heals up quickly. It took my peony several years before it bloomed. Maybe you'll have better luck.

e-Mom said...

When do you sleep, girl? And you must carry a camera with you all the time. That brake job looks unreal. Your lilacs are gorgeous, and peonies are my all-time favorite plant. Sorry about Boaz's eye. And fresh clothes on the line... now that's something I haven't seen in ages. I hope you are over your sniffles now. (Did I miss anything?) (((Hugs)))

lori said...

Oh how I enjoyed all of your comments! I am going to get to each and everyone of them in the morning. I sure love all of you.