On Monday my oldest son Doug, called me and said he was in the hospital in Johnson City. He had a suspected heart attack and they were going to do a heart cath. He hadn't called me earlier because he didn't want to worry anybody. I could have wrung his neck right then and there!lol Not to worry, I didn't. Deb, Michael, and I went up there.(It is an hour and 45 minutes away) To make a long story short he had a "substantial blockage" in the main artery in front of his heart and they put in a stent. He is home now and doing well. I am so grateful for prayers that went up for him. I knew he felt okay because he was a bit grumpy because he hadn't gotten to eat.lol But yes he had had a heart attack. Thank goodness Douglas was up there to bring him home because they discharged him on the day we had the biggest snow in 18 years.
On Wednesday we got our big snow. They were predicting it to be a wet snow with power outages, so Deb wanted me to come down there. They have gas heat, where I have a heat pump. So off I went. I made sure Boo was taken care of. Well did it snow! It snowed and snowed and snowed. It was beautiful, but in case you didn't know, I am over winter. I want spring time, well really summer with buckets of geraniums and sweet tea on the porch. First however, I have to let winter run its course.
I was gone, but my wonderful neighbors, Jackie and Phil, took pictures of my house. I was elated because I was bummed I wasn't home to take them. We got around 7 inches.
Today is Amanda's birthday. We had her dinner at Debs last night. She ordered pinto beans, fried potatoes, and macaroni and cheese, along with cornbread of course. Andrew was NOT happy and he ate vegetable soup.lol I do want to wish her a Happy Birthday and Amanda I am so proud of the woman you have become. I knew you would be a wonderful person, but you have exceeded any of my expectations. I love you. You have more courage and strength than anyone I know, and your grandmother has learned a lot from you.
Tomorrow is going to be a fun day. Some blogging buddies from out of state are coming to visit. Yes you know them and more will follow next blog.lol We are going to lunch but haven't decided where yet. Maybe Lulu's Tea Room. I am sure there will be pictures to follow.
Another surprise to me was Dodd and Renda called and asked if I wanted to go on another trip real soon. Of course I said yes. Then he told me we were heading to Gettysburg, Hershey, and other places. I just hope the weather cooperates.lol Of course it will be a few weeks. It is something to look forward too, especially as Deb gave me a Coach carry on and some wonderful organizers to use when traveling.lol I just needed somewhere to go.
I have put the hearts away,(that I don't keep out all year) and my house looks sort of sad. I have a question. Are you all changing your decor in anyway? Perhaps less and more color? I love color
Last Saturday there was a baby shower for my granddaughter Lindsay. This is her mama, Deb, Linz and me.
Yesterday was Clay's sister little boy, Blake's first birthday. We went to his party.
The first Saturday in February we went to Chattanooga to Gabes party. It was a riot! So many kids and he was having a blast. These young mothers go all out to make these kids parties memorable.
His was construction themed and absolutely the cutest.
Anyway that has been what is going on Through My Back Door where life is good.
PS: The sun is shining bright here this afternoon and high 60's are coming next week. Can you guess I am smiling?
PSS:My package I sent to Afghanistan finally reached it's destination
PSSS: Ahem, a couple of my FB/blogging friends have blamed this last storm down East on me. Just because it came from the south. Can you believe that?lol I will say they are much better prepared to deal with it than me.lol