Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all our family and friends. We finally got the motorhome back on Tuesday.  Dependable RV did a fabulous job with the repairs.  We are all set up at Movietown RV park in Canton, Mississippi.  We were lucky enough to get a site right across from the wifi tower.  Yea!!  John moved a few things that afternoon.  It was a rainy day so we didn't get much done.

Yesterday my mom and I cooked and got things ready for the Christmas Eve family get together.  John took another load of our stuff to the motorhome.  We spent the night in it that night.  It is amazing how much stuff you need when your "home" is in the repair shop.  I don't want to do this again anytime soon.  A big thank you to my mom and dad (Bob and Marcy) for letting us, Fred included, stay with them these last few weeks.  We really apreciated their hospitality. 

Since our last blog post we have visited with the grand-babies, I quit my Williams Sonoma job and Fred had his dental cleaning.  My bad foot was not able to withstand the long hours on the concrete floor and all the running back and forth.  While the vet was cleaning Fred's teeth he found two growths in his mouth. We are waiting for the biopsy results.  Fred is 10 years old and is doing well otherwise.  

Here are some pictures from the last few days. 

Robert and Shelby
Fred chilling out after his dental ordeal. 
Shelby and Ava.
Our niece Mary Beth and our son Robert on Christmas Eve.
Annie and Shelby.
Daughter-in-law Kelsey with Ava and Shelby.
Mary Beth (MB) and me.
Mom and Dad.

Hope everyone had a safe Christmas.

Laugh everyday.  Happy trail.  Stay safe. 

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Motorhome goes to repair shop.

December 1st John took the motorhome to the repair shop.  We were told it may take one and a half to two weeks to complete all the repairs.  Bob and Marcy have been kind enough to take us in during this time, along with Fred.   Fred seems to be adjusting well.  

I have had a foot problem for a while and wouldn't you know it become worse since I started working at Williams Sonoma.  The pain was so bad I ended up going to one of the local MEA clinics and the doctor prescibed pain meds and gave me an anti-inflammatory shot.  He also scheduled an appointment for me to see a foot specialst on December 4th.  After additional X-rays and another examination I was told I have MTP Synovitis (Metatarsophalangeal Synovitis) which is a sharp or aching pain in the ball of the foot that is most often centered beneath the base of the second toe. In my case the worst pain starts at the third and fourth toes.  The doctor told me to google it and read about it.  I read that the pain is an indication that the bone at the base of the toe, called the proximal phalanx, may be beginning to separate from the long bone of the foot, called the metatarsal.  That sounds ominous to me.  I felt worse about it after reading it. LOL  The doctor prescibed Voltaren Gel four times a day and placed a Metarsal Pad inside my work shoe.  I haven't noticed much of an improvement but it has only been three days.  Of course standing on my feet at work does not help.

On a happier note, we have been enjoying time with the grandbabies. 


Ava showing me her dance moves.

John and Ava having a conversation. 

Yesterday Mom and I took Ava to see the City of Ridgeland's Christmas Parade.  She was so exited and enjoyed getting lots of candy and beads. 

Ava holding her bag of candy, her snowman Olaf and wearing a lei someone at the parade gave her. 

Ava said the fire trucks were too loud.

John and I are both off today so I think we will  just relax for a while. 

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.