Monday, August 13, 2007

Tutti Frutti

  Yes, it looks like you did kitty!

Today, Pumpkin wanted some watermelon.  We had a 1/4 of one in the fridge.  Just need to cut it up right?


I couldn't. 

I really hope this plaquenil helps me soon. 

There I was, with my knife, and my swollen baseball hands, and I barely made a dent.  My sweet Pumpkin decided to have something else, and wait for Grandpa to come home and cut the watermelon.

Yep.  My 67 year old dad, who has OA of his hands, can kick do far more than I, with my entire, RA/Lupus ridden body.  ACK.

Anyhow, the point of the story is that after dinner, I had 2 slices of watermelon.  It was delicious!!! 

It is time for the Tuesday Twelve!

The word association game where I say _______ and you say _______.

Here goes:

Juicy - Watermelon.  Yep, it was very juicy and yummy.

Temptation - Honor in resisting them, and doing what is right.

Laboratory - Blood sucking vampire phlebotomists/who can never get a vein on me! (sorry, I must have let something loose there! lol)

Maid - Yes, please.  LOL 

Olympics - I think of Greece and the first Olympic games.

Pearl - S. Buck, the author.  I loved 'The Good Earth'. 

Fire - House.  It was a huge part of my youth.  It was less than 100 yards from my front door, and my youngest uncle who lived with us for many years, was a volunteer fireman.

Bond - Glue.  I guess the back to school commercials are seeping into my brain after all!

Kick - Boxing.  I have been hanging out with kids too much.

Gear - Shift.  I loved driving a stick!  I think everyone should do it once, you really learn to understand the mechanics of driving and cars once you do.

Cub - Scouts.  Mine are 'Boy' Scouts now.  Yep, definitely hanging with kids far too much.  lol

Magnetic - Personality.  :-)

Okie dokie, copy and paste, and let me know when you do it!

Remember, I am trying to make this a weekly feature, spread the word!

Tomorrow, I am picking up my cousin Karol's son, my godson, who is coming for his summer visit, until Saturday!  I haven't seen my cousin all summer, or the kids, so, I am looking forward to it. 

Since, my 'nephew' (yes, I know it is my cousin's child, but we are close like sisters, so we do the Aunt/Uncle/Nephew thing) is going to be here for a few days he needs a nickname.  It will be Dill.  Yes, like a pickle.  Don't ask, it makes sense to those of us in the 'know'.  LOL

Anyhow, I expect it to a busy week!  There are some surprises in store for the Dill!

be well,


randlprysock said...

Oh I would like to play this game!!  It looks like fun but I am so behind on my journal reading I can't play it but I love your answers!!  And yes kitty looks like she ate a watermelon!!

inafrnz247 said...

Oh, that poor kitty!  Oh well, he looks happy enough, just waitin' for a tummy rub...

Fun meme!


cherry2sweet2eat said...

someone overfeeding that cat is animal abuse. And i hope your able to start using your hands without grandpa's help :)

preciousone25 said...

OOOOH, Watermelon sounds SO GOOD right now!!!!


sdoscher458 said...

Oh I hope the swelling goes down for you. Your Pop sounds pretty cool though..he can evidently handle a watermelon. Have, Sandi

topazscorpio27 said...

Definitely had to do this one. I love that cat.  So cute and I'm not a cat person at all! -Dawn-

tlgf1968 said...

that's what my feline is gonna look like if he doesn't start getting some exercise! lol  sry to hear abt ur hands, my friend :(  hope the plaquenil starts working soon.  will keep u in my thoughts!  did yesterday's meme tonight ... am exhausted now ... next tuesday ... i promise! lol  love ya girl!

lindaggeorge said...

Sorry you couldn't cut the watermelon, it must be so frustrating. I used to work with a lady who had the most appalling R A she'd had to have operations in her hands, shoulders and knees. Her husband used to have to wash and style her hair for her. That really would drive me crazy, yet she was always smiling.

Hope you have a great time with your visitors.

Linda x.

eml625 said...

I am sorry about your swollen hands. I feel so bad. Your daughter is very understanding and mature about it.
When I hear "Dill" I think of Rug rats and that my kids havent watched that in years, I want more babies !!! (Did  I just type that ?)

hpycmpr155 said...

Your journal is an absolute hoot.
Hope things are going better for you.
Good luck

mleighin21st said...

Ya know, he does look like he ate the whole thing.  Or is it a she?  I'm so sorry that you're having so much trouble with your hands.  Hopefully relief will come soon.  And your Dad sounds like such a wonderful man.  My parents are both gone, and I do miss that connection in my life.  
I attempted the Alphabet meme-way too hard to try late at night. : (    
Have a great time with Dill.  Really cute!

deshelestraci said...

So sorry about your hands.  That must really suck, to put it bluntly!  I'm growing on your meme.  I'm not good at word association when the association is already filled in.  Do you have a link where the words are?

sangrialel said...

I hope the meds start working soon!!  Linda

glensfork4 said...

My friend Holly and Lupus and told me yesterday her hands were the same way...they were hurting her so bad.

Dill from like To Kill a Mockingbird....

Have a great day Dawn...(I will do the ??'s later)


pharmolo said...

That is not nice, Dawn, to be so severely affected by RA. Ouch.

luddie343 said...

Bravo for your Dad, and happy to hear about your godson's visit, I'm sure that'll do wonders for you!  Liked your answers here, might try this.  xoxo CATHY    

emabecmar said...

mmmmm i love a juicy, sweet watermelon too. Have a good day.

gazker said...

We get watermelon juice in cartons, can you get it there?....... LUVERLY!
Gaz xx

tenyearnap said...

Well, that must really SUCK...when you want melon and can't cut into it. I am really sorry to hear that. Wish I could send you some extra spoons. --Cin