I'm a RN, and work in the stepdown unit of a neonatal ICU. Basically, I teach 3 & 4 pound babies how to eat. It'a a big job for these little ones to learn how to suck, swallow and BREATHE, all at the same time.
Grandkids, grandkids and grandkids!!!
Did I mention Grandkids?
Reading, gardening, sewing, photography, crocheting, decorating and design, furniture refinishing and furniture building.
All of the CSIs.
Harry Potter and anything by Patricia Cornwell, James Patterson and Nora Roberts.
Quiet days off, with the windows open and a breeze blowing through.
Too many to list!
Husband, grown and married sons, and grandkids.
We built a house, moved into it, and put our townhouse on the market....In August of 2006. Then the bottom fell out of the realestate market. Since then we've paid double mortgage, gas, electric, water and taxes. It has cost us more than $30,000 to maintain an empty house. We've dropped the price twice, more than $20,000. No matter what happens, WE are going to have to write a check when we sell.
BUT we finally have some one making an offer!!!!!!!! Please, Pray that it's something that we can live with. I'm real tired of working overtime, and the stress is getting to me
I should explain that Bickforn House is an independent/assisted living facility. I started a chapter there, and today was the first meeting.
Only 8 had registered, but 16 came!!! I started by reading "Warning" and explained about the beginning of the Red Hat Society, with Sue Ellen and her friends. And how it had grown to be a world wide dis-organization in 10 short years. Then I told them that there were no rules, and the only purpose was to have fun.
Some had their own hats.and I brought several of my old ones to give out, and plenty of material to make enough whimseys a facinators to go around. (I have way too much red and purple craft supplies). So we made facinators and decorated hats and got to know each other.
Then we had our refreshments, lemonade and watermelon. The only catch was we had to eat the watermelon the 'old fashion way', without spoons or forks. Yup, we had juice dribbling down our chin and sticky fingers. It took a while, but most of them got into it.
There was only one problem. I had planned to have a watermelon seed spitting contest, but all I could find was SEEDLESS watermelon. So we played a modified Bozo's Buckets instead. Angeline, the winner, got a Red Hat ring.
Finally we drew a name out of a hat, and crownd Dorothy, the First Queen of Bickford.!!!
Next month we will be making home made ice cream, chocolate won by a 3-1 margin. And making name tags, I am terrible with names. And crowning another Queen.
It was a wonderful experience for me. Many of the ladies came up and thanked me afterwards.