Junie's Place: April 2011

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Flowers of Today_ Apr 30-2011


Spring Lilies at our place!



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"Camera Critters" AND "Shadow Shot Sunday"


This time I am putting two Photo memes together
and featuring my 2 cats.

~Click links below for more posts on each of these~


My 2 cats seem to still miss their old buddy 'Tiger'  who we lost a few weeks ago. For a few days each of them (General, the white cat and Lucy, the gray cat) were quite mopey and standoffish with each other. They are starting to spend more time now, interacting together.  I'm happy to see this!

Here they are yesterday, in the shadows of our yard and driveway!


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Friday, April 29, 2011

Our Anniversary Pictures-2011


We were disappointed that none of the pictures taken with my camera turned out.
(they look good reviewing them on the camera but will not upload to my computer) I hope there's a way to retrieve the pictures but so far I don't know what to do to get them uploaded or printed!
Here are a few taken by some of the family with their cameras, so, at least we have something from our day!

Really disappointed that we messed up on the pictures!! ;(  I wanted pics of all the family together!


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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Midweek Blues~ (for 4-27-11)


My husband and I celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner at Red Lobster! Our meal was superb, as always!
  This dessert was the crowning touch - and served on this blue plate, makes it a perfect selection for a Midweek Blues post.


Some other non-blue pics from our day!
My son got this picture of Charles and me as we were about to leave for the restaurant.

This is what we both chose for our dinner. Yummy!

~Lobster tails,shrimp,scallops -stuffed mushrooms -cheese biscuits -salad - cole slaw~


~Our main celebration for our anniversary was on Easter Sunday, with most of our family here. We had a wonderful time together~

(a few pics of that day, I will post later)


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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

"Longer" ~ Dan Fogelberg

~ For Our Anniversary ~


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Monday, April 25, 2011

Mellow Yellow Monday~ April 25, 2011-

 It' Mellow Yellow Monday

  I hope everyone had a happy Easter!

Along with our celebration of Easter
we also had our  50th Wedding Anniversary celebration   with our family, yesterday.

This was a gift from Tina, our youngest daughter. She found this in an antique shop and knew we'd both love it!  It is from a carousel ride.  We have the perfect spot to display it too. We'll put it on the wide window seat/shelf in our living room. (seen behind the rooster) 
I think the colors are perfect for my Mellow Yellow post today! 



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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter to ALL


Happy Easter

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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Update on Charles- (and getting ready for tomorrow-)


Have to say things are looking better tonight than they did yesterday morning-although you may not think so when you see these pictures...

OK~Yes-they do look bad but we feel it's the beginning of the healing process for C.'s injured leg!

This is the situation we had to deal with... the hit to the leg had caused this to happen!

( hematoma |ˌhēməˈtōmə| ( Brit. haematoma)
noun ( pl. -tomas or -tomata |-ˈtōmətə|) Medicine
a solid swelling of clotted blood within the tissues.)

 The pictures show the damage done...and we know it will not heal quickly but we do believe it will heal! It has to heal from  deep inside- outward!

This dressing will have to be changed every day for awhile...we hope not a LONG while.  It will have to be packed with the gauze  as the pictures show my daughter, Tina doing it!  She says she will come do it daily. I hope she can because I don't think I can do it.

You can see how deep this wound looks but actually, it's much bigger than the picture shows...it goes deep and wide (in a circle) under what we see in the picture.

Tina changing the dressing...

You can see by the gauze she removed how big the wound underneath is! 
This removal has to be done very carefully and slowly...with a liquid wound wash solution poured on as you work.

The new gauze goes in, wet with the same wound solution, and has to be pushed in deep.

Here Tina is packing the wound with new gauze.

I can't do that!!!

Charles says he feels a lot better now. He's been in constant pain for more than 2 weeks, so this is good to hear!

YES!  Things are getting better!

Even as I'm showing you these bad looking pictures...The girls and Dan are decorating our dining and living room for our celebration tomorrow!
  :) We'll enjoy our Easter-
AND our 50th wedding anniversary party!


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Friday, April 22, 2011

A new turn...for the better-I hope!


Just after my post this morning Charles got a call back from the wound clinic...They told him they had a cancellation and asked if he could come in today!  Of course he said yes and luckily Tina was not working today and was able to go with him!  I was thankful for that because I've been really stressed lately. Tina is a nurse and knows  the procedures and medical jargon....so I felt good having her go with her dad.

The wound doctor did exactly what Tina has been saying he needed to have done right from the start. The wound was opened and  cleaned out. Under the scab that had formed was a cavity that was filled with congealed blood.  Charles said it was  hard to believe the amount of old blood that was  removed from the hole.  He said  the doctor used  an instrument with a little spoon-like thing on the end of it, and kept dipping the stuff out!  It was very painful, even though the area had been deadened with shots. After it was cleaned out the wound was packed with a LOT of gauze...and this  will have to be changed daily. Tina , hopefully, can help with that...and show me how to do it,also. It has to be packed into the wound- not just put over it!  :(   (Well, maybe you didn't need to know all that- but I don't leave out many details,  :)  )

The trip, of course, is off-for at least 6 weeks .  

Tina was able to call and cancel our hotel reservations -and to get our $$$ refunded- even though  the rules were that it was not refundable if canceled.  Because it's a medical emergency they are bending the rules for us!

We will plan another trip when C. is recovered from this!  We'll have our celebration with the family this Sunday!  :)

Things are looking up!  :)

PS-You may remember last year on our anniversary Charles ended up in the hospital from another accident...and he developed pneamonia. We had a trip planned then also.We ended up losing  our $$ on that one.  The hospital gave us a surprise anniversary dinner, which was very nice!  :) At that time Charles joked...."Well,next year I might just break a leg!" True story!! LOL  
Do you think he planned all this???
Nahhh- has to be just bad luck... right?


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Update: 4-22-11

Sorry I've been absent all these days,but Everything is beyond my control around here.

Charles' leg wound is still very bad!

Not easy to see your doctor when you need to (even though he's been your personal doctor for more than 20 years) ...and they say "Go to the emergency room!" OK-That would be fine....except nothing is done there either.

  C.finally saw his reg doctor again today (a pre-set  follow-up appointment...he had called the office early this week, hoping to get in sooner, but his call was not even  returned) 
 ....So-NOW they see the wound needs opening up and recommend he go to a wound center for treatment...  the wound is backed up with stale blood ...and has been this way all along...Every person who has seen his leg, had to see this condition from the start-because it hasn't changed at all!! He called and is hoping to hear back and get something done today!  That's doubtful!

Our anniversary plans seem 'out the window,' though  C. still thinks we can make the trip!  I don't see how that will happen with things as they are. The $$$ spent for the hotels for 4 nights is 'down the drain,' as far as I can see!  C. says we can't lose that much $$$ so we'll make the trip!

OH BOY!  Just got a call back from the wound center and they can't see him until Monday morn-and we were supposed to leave early Tuesday for the drive to Savannah-about a 5-to-6 hour drive!  So I'm insisting, the trip is out of the question!

This has been a most stressful time for us all- and painful for Charles, and our plans were doomed from the start! I'm so angry and bewildered at the ineptness of the doctors he has seen and TRIED to see and failed! -and I'm especially 'put out' with our family doctor who has not been interested enough to give Charles the attention he needed,relying on his associates in his practice to see him and evaluate his condition and decide on what to do for him.

The kids have planned an early anniversary celebration for us here on Sunday- so we will at least have that!

That's the way it is at the moment!


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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Music-"Bridge Over Troubled Water"

Oh,my!! This is one of the most beautiful songs ever!! What an angelic voice this man has-and FACE too!

I love Simon and Garfunkel!

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Update: 4-17-11

 (posted on FB last night)

This is a picture of the injury to my husband's leg. He's still in a lot of pain and this picture is tame compared to seeing it in Real Life. I think the pain has diminished a little today for him but it's still swollen badly and red. It will take a lot of time to heal...
    This happened 9 days ago! :( (Moving tree limbs with a tractor-a limb was thrown up by the tractor wheel, hitting him across the shin. It wasn't an open wound but a deep bruise..It erupted from inside ...
    It really has been bad for him-and C. is not a softie by any means- It takes a lot to get him down!

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Friday, April 15, 2011

Update for Charles: (from my FB page)

Update for Charles:

He went in to ER early this morn. but it wasn't necessary to keep him. He was told the swelling is because of the accumulation of blood around the injury site...will just take time for it to be absorbed and swelling go down. More antibiotics were given but the wound wasn't drained or anything else. Blood tests were good. It will just take time to heal! :(

    • June Kellum THANKS, for all your concern! We appreciate it very much!
      Thanks  to all my blog friends for your concern!  It means a lot!



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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Thursday Theme Song~ Apr 14, 2011


 "These boots were made for walkin, and that's just what they'll do,one of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you."


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Health news-4-14-11

Last Thursday Charles was doing some tractor work in the pasture...he was pushing up cut tree limbs into a pile for burning.  A tree branch flew up as he was working to maneuver the stuff where he needed it, hitting him across the shin. He said it was baseball bat  in size-and with the power behind it of that tractor wheel...

It's  been very bad...swollen and red...infected...a very deep bruise. Although the hit didn't even break the skin, the injury has erupted from inside. His leg from mid calf down is blue- except the red that spreads  several inches on all sides from the impact spot. He's  been in constant pain  since it happened.   He's on antibiotics and, hopefully, they will take care of the infection. He goes back to the doctor tomorrow and I hope and pray they can see a big improvement!

Just wanted to update for family and friends who care...


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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Brian's birthday-continued (for family)


Sanford is a neat town to visit- at least the part that we saw. It's the old downtown, with a lot of buildings left or restored to their original appearance of the distant past!   The streets are lined with antiques and specialty shops, restaurants and coffee shops. The whole area is beautifully landscaped and planted with spring flowers in bloom! It's more tropical than we are here, although less than a hundred miles south of us; so there are more palm trees growing there.

Here are some pictures of our day...Some at the apartment-some on the street and some at the restaurant.

I will just post them randomly and leave it to you to figure out!   :)

The folks are:

Lyndy's grandparents and cousin

~ Click on pics to enlarge ~



Happy Birthday Brian...still a couple days early!

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