Mimi's Notebook

Saturday, July 15, 2006

I thought that it was time to update my blog. I have really enjoyed reading everyone's blogs and the various comments over the past few weeks. They have been a good link to the outside world. I have loved the out loud laughs that I've had. I've been very obedient to not putting any weight on my foot for four weeks and now I'm attempting to walk on my booted foot. It seems to be getting better every day so that's nice. I enjoyed yesterday afternoon because Kathy Melchin and Shauna came to visit me and then Lara and Erin showed up with the children. It was fun to visit with everyone for awhile. And then, after Kathy and Shauna left, we all shared a few bites of a new Ben and Jerry's flavor, "Vermonty Python." It was most delicious. I love the grandchildren. They are so fun to observe. Sommer and Grace stayed with me for awhile and they were as good as gold.
Rick took me out to Matador's for dinner. We must have been comical to watch because I was starving and his blood sugar was dipping too low after his golf game (he has now, by the way, succeeded in playing golf every day this week--I know that he is the envy of a lot of crazy golfers) so we sat like zombies waiting to be seated. We looked like every corny movie scene of a married couple not talking to each other in a restaurant. Dinner tasted wonderful!
We then went over to Grandma and Grandpa's house to vist some more with the visiting family. Grandma saw me and said, "Cathy, you're out of your bedroom!"
It was a touching and wonderful moment--a real milestone for me. It's Ammon's wedding reception tonight and I'm really trying to gear up for that.
I never thought that I would think this, but I am sick of reading and watching movies. I am very anxious to be doing again. I want to have a shower again. I want to go in my kitchen again. I'd love to be able to clean again. I hear that vacuflo calling to me.
I absolutely never would have made it through the past few weeks without Rick, Lara, Erin, Melinda, and all of those wonderful love notes and pictures from the children. They are all wonderful and they have no idea how much I love them all.
O.K., now I'm teary and that's no good so I will end this and go practice walking around my bedroom.
I thought that it was time to update my blog. I have really enjoyed reading everyone's blogs and the various comments over the past few weeks. They have been a good link to the outside world. I have loved the out loud laughs that I've had. I've been very obedient to not putting any weight on my foot for four weeks and now I'm attempting to walk on my booted foot. It seems to be getting better every day so that's nice. I enjoyed yesterday afternoon because Kathy Melchin and Shauna came to visit me and then Lara and Erin showed up with the children. It was fun to visit with everyone for awhile. And then, after Kathy and Shauna left, we all shared a few bites of a new Ben and Jerry's flavor, "Vermonty Python." It was most delicious. I love the grandchildren. They are so fun to observe. Sommer and Grace stayed with me for awhile and they were as good as gold.
Rick took me out to Matador's for dinner. We must have been comical to watch because I was starving and his blood sugar was dipping too low after his golf game (he has now, by the way, succeeded in playing golf every day this week--I know that he is the envy of a lot of crazy golfers) so we sat like zombies waiting to be seated. We looked like every corny movie scene of a married couple not talking to each other in a restaurant. Dinner tasted wonderful!
We then went over to Grandma and Grandpa's house to vist some more with the visiting family. Grandma saw me and said, "Cathy, you're out of your bedroom!"
It was a touching and wonderful moment--a real milestone for me. It's Ammon's wedding reception tonight and I'm really trying to gear up for that.
I never thought that I would think this, but I am sick of reading and watching movies. I am very anxious to be doing again. I want to have a shower again. I want to go in my kitchen again. I'd love to be able to clean again. I hear that vacuflo calling to me.
I absolutely never would have made it through the past few weeks without Rick, Lara, Erin, Melinda, and all of those wonderful love notes and pictures from the children. They are all wonderful and they have no idea how much I love them all.
O.K., now I'm teary and that's no good so I will end this and go practice walking around my bedroom.

Friday, June 23, 2006

I crutched myself over to the computer and signed on. I am grateful for a link to the outside world. The past week I have been concentrating very hard on making my bones knit together. Hopefully it's working. I am very very grateful for my wonderful family who has given me so much help, beginning with Amy and Brad in Utah and those who live here. Not a day has gone by that I haven't had some lunch brought to me and at least a couple of hours of great entertainment by the grandchildren. Olivia and Matthew are having the hardest time figuring out what happend to my foot. Because it's broken, they expect to see it in pieces and it's not. They keep asking, "Wheyah?"
I talked to Judy last night and really enjoyed our conversation. I haven't talked to her since March so we had some catching up to do. It was great to laugh about a few things. I love Judy!
Rick is determined that we are going to a movie tonight. I have actually reserved a wheel chair for the occasion, so we'll see how it goes. I guess it will be my dry run for Church on Sunday. Lara and Sean are having a karaoke party with a bunch of friends. I actually wish I could be a fly on the wall for that. Lots of laughter involved there I,m sure, with the karaoke Nazi present.
I have started reading The Lord of the Rings. Lara has been telling me to read it for a couple of years now. I think I,m going to enjoy it. I,m always on the look out for a good book. If anyone reads this who has any suggestions, please let me know.
On a final note, I am actually developing crutch callouses. Who knew?

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

I rescind upon my Cherry-Choco-Love blizzard. Let this be official. J. J. Abrams directed Mission Impossible 3 not Da Vinci Code. Chalk it up to a 58 year old moment.
It's a beautiful morning in Calgary. I just rearranged my deck so that my Mother's Day hammock now looks out over the golf course. I asked the girls if they could arrange for a television/DVD hook-up and a mini freezer for ice cream. That way I would never have to leave the deck all summer. Dream on, right? But, seriously, my family really spoils me and I'm very grateful. All my ten children and my ten grandchildren are WONDERFUL!!!! I was at Lara's house yesterday to lend moral support for her trip. She's in that angst stage of maybe not wanting to leave that I know all too well. I get that feeling when I leave the family here, when I leave the Ritchies in Utah, when I leave the Christensens in Colorado, and when I leave Judy. That feeling is quadrupled anytime I have to leave Rick. Anyway, Lara will be fine, and more importantly, her children will be fine with the world's best M&M babysitters watching over them with a little help from Mimi and Auntie Erin. Lara has told Melinda that she can use whatever resources (physical or monetary)she needs in order to make the children happy. Rick and I are trying to figure out how we can get in on that. We need a few things for the house that would certainly make the children happy. Rick is not golfing at men's night tonight because he has golfed the past two days and has a match tomorrow. Thank heavens for golf. Lately he's been coming home from work and asking, "What's the plan for the evening?" The golf is replacing the need for me to be his social director. It is a wonderful thing to see him relaxing, however. We've had some great quantity and quality time together since he was released. We're very much looking forward to the "Da Vinci Code," directed by J. J. Abrams,(that bit of trivia won me a Cherry-Choco-Love blizzard) on Friday. The television coverage of all the disputes about the book are ridiculous. It's a work of fiction for crying out loud. And besides that I believe that Jesus was married. On that doctrinal note, I will end. Love to all who may read this.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

We lost the first one and so we're trying a second one. I am definitely self-conscious about using the terminology because I am so unexposed to it. The real question is--Will anyone find my "blogs" interesting?
Lara and Melinda were tired of sitting behind the curtain and so Lara is finally sitting me down and making me learn how to do this. I'm just a little bit frightened because this "blogging" seems to consume one's interest and I'll probably get totally sucked in. The real test will be when I try to do this when Lara isn't here. So, hopefully there will be more to come.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

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Sunday, April 30, 2006





We finally have Mimi's blog up and running. For those of you who may not know where the name Mimi comes from take a look at the picture with the 10 adorable children. When grandchild #1, Catie Ritchie, was born we tried to get her to call her new grandma... Grammy. Well it came out Mimi and the name stuck. Hopefully now we'll get a lot of notes in Mimi's Notebook.