Monday, September 13, 2010

Hi, My Name Is Eileen and This Is What I've Been Doing! (Word Post)

Diana @ Welcome To My World actually gave me that post title!
And I'm still having issues with Blogger, it seems a lot of my problems with my posts have to do with trying to add pictures. So until this is resolved I will be doing either a 'word' post or a 'picture' post, but not together.
So this is going to be a very boring post without pictures, in a few days I will post some pictures that should have been in this post. Ugh! This is annoying!
And it seems the only way I can visit most of you is to 'google' you, or try to get to you from Facebook, because when I click on your blogs on my sidebar I only get an error message.
I do have another blog that I used to do sort of 'home improvement' projects or Tablescapes, things along those lines that I think is still working okay, so if I can't get one of my computer whiz family members to fix 'Umma's World' I may have to switch and make 'Stick Close To Home' my personal blog.
Anyway, I will try to get my Summer into as few words as possible, it was lots of fun, lots of HOT, lots of dentist appointments for gum surgery (yuck!), not feeling well in the beginning of the summer (had to miss out on some fun plans the first few weeks such as a class reunion), feeling much better towards the end, and I even kept a promise to myself to visit my doctor for a check up. But I still haven't followed up on any of the tests that I'm supposed to get and my doctor knows how I am so he asked if he could speak to my husband, and Ray now has the job of making sure that I actually do make appointments and KEEP them this time! (Psst, I haven't made even one appointment yet).

Okay, here's some of the fun with pictures to follow later this week:
Family picnic in June where we celebrated my sister Marybeth's 60th Birthday! Family near and far came and it was wonderful!
We went to the beach a few times, we spent lots of time out back in the pool, I had lots of fun with the grandkids outside, I had visits with friends and relatives, some barbeque/pool parties at my sister-in-law Susie's house, Jayden lost his first tooth (in the pool!), we visited lots of parks in the neighborhood, Ray's tomatoes did not do well at all this year, but Jayden's little cherry tomatoes in the pot out back did very well (he planted them in school from seeds taken from inside a tomato and he brought the tiny plant home in a tiny paper cup). I'm trying to eat healthier (a more Mediterranean diet), and in about two minutes I will be leaving to go on a bike ride with my sister Diane.
Oh, and Jayden's first full day of Kindergarten is today (that is going to feel weird after having his company the whole Summer). So far he loves it, his teacher is a doll and we all love her!
And we got some other nice news over the Summer that I will tell you all about in a few weeks!

My goodness, this post is so blah without pictures!
Okay, I will be 'googling' all of you and trying to visit with you later today.
I've missed you all so much!
Love to you all!


  1. So sorry you are having blogger problems. I look forward to seeing some pictures of your summer fun. I bet the 60th birthday party for your sister was a blast with so many family members there to help her celebrate.

  2. Blogger is having issues here too, but not devastating yet ... hope things get settled down for you.

    Glad you had a grand celebration for the birthday girl.

    Have a beautiful week.
    TTFN ~Hugs, Marydon

  3. I wish I knew what was going on with your blogger so I could help. But it is so nice to read about your life once again. I hope you sometime do a post about your change to a more Mediterranean diet. That's how I prefer to eat too. I miss your grandkids! I bet they have grown and changed since we saw them last. Your blog would always leave me have a pure love of family and country and God.

  4. This is not blah at all without pictures, Eileen....I enjoy reading your are making pictures with them!....and that is fantastic!!
    How sweet to note that Jayden's tomatoes planted at school were "the ones" that made it. Congratulations, Jayden!!!
    As his first year in kindergaten has begun, I hope that he has a fantastic year. It sounds like he has the perfect teacher...and that can make such a difference in a child's life. Love and hugs to you, Eileen.

  5. Hi my Friend! So glad to hear from you, have you tried to post using windows writer? that is all I use anymore. I don't think I have posted for about a year through blogger's posts I just use "Windows Writer" try it out! it is soooo much easier I think. YOU MY FRIEND take care of yourself and that is from someone that really paid for it this summer! Important for us to be healthy for those grand kids! lol. So glad to read your post, can't wait to see the pics! hugs and smiles across our many miles!

  6. I won't try to be funny and say Eileen, Who? I have missed you, but would never forget you or Jayden and Mia. Hope you get all the kinks out of your blog Eileen, but first you should work on those appointments!
    Hurry back!...Wanda

  7. Well, I finally sat down to read and found your words a welcome diversion. I have missed your posts with or without pictures! Have a grand day!!! Cathy

  8. I would have been by sooner but I had a crazy squirrel that ate through our internet cable! No internet for two days, stupid rodents!
    Don't be silly Eileen, we don't need pictures! You write beautifully. Your descriptions are good enough for us! I am sorry to hear that you weren't feeling so well and hope things are better now. And Kindergarten! I'll bet you cried the first day? Maybe you will start to enjoy a bit of free time now, I know that Jayden will love school. Please don't stay away. I've really missed you Eileen!
    Love Di ♥

  9. I've had trouble with Blogger recently, too!!! But so lovely to hear all that you've been up to...even without the photos!!! You are such a wonderful friend...I'm sorry that you weren't well...and i know you will miss Jayden terribly!!! But such an exciting time in his life! You must be so proud of him!!! Love you!! Janine XO

  10. Hi Smiley! Glad you're back! Sorry to hear about your health issues....believe me I know how that is! You do need to get checked as do I for yet another issue!

    I'm with Linda! I use Windows Live Writer, too! It is a free download and works great! You won't go back once you try it!

    Love and hugs to you Eileen! I'll be praying for you!

  11. It is good to have you back on blog world... and want you to know I have missed you.


  12. Nothing you write would be boring, Eileen. I'm WAY behind! Didn't realize you were blogging again.

    I like "Day by Day" playing. I'd kind of forgotten that song, but it pretty sums up my daily prayer!

    Thanks for the "catch up"...looking forward to many more.