Tuesday, November 14, 2017

LETS HERE IT FOR THE BOYS

 Puppy was my cook, driver and all round care giver  during my health issues. Whenever, I need some muscle to do anything at all I could count on his shoulders. 
 Prince was my true night in shining armor during these all months of despair when I could not do anything. He can only cook bacon and Eggo waffles but he knew the best  places to bring in food to feed the whole family. He is the best of the best with all he did for everyone not just me during this time. 
 BIL Ed could be counted on to bring wonderful smoked and grilled food and soup mostly for lunch but often he would bring his food for dinner. He and Puppy took on the doctor visits for Mimi. 
Cousin Bill rode in with dinner more times than can be counted for the family and bless his heart he is still doing it. I did cook for him two weekends ago. A Small thank you since he has been so generous and faithful in his care for those on the Hill. 

I will never be able to THANK MY FOUR GUYS ENOUGH for their caring and support. 
I confess as I was searching for single photos of these fellows it was VERY HARD to locate a photo of just each one( could not find one of Ed) thus all of the above photos are dated. Looking at the photos Bill is the oldest male first cousin and Ed is the youngest of the first cousins males on Prince's fathers side of the family. 

THE KITTY JUSTICE IS I LOVE EACH ONE AND THEY SHOWED THEIR LOVE FOR THIS FAMILY KAT WHEN HER PAWS WERE DOWN. 

Thursday, November 09, 2017

BETTER DAYS AHEAD

 In April my upper right arm would be in horrible pain when I awoke. Since my MIL had to have a pic line and I administered the medicine, I ignored it and thought it was a pillow issue. After several pillows later, I knew that was a myth in my mind that was  playing to avoid the doctor. 
Finally first of May I went to my GP. His last statement to me was "That I was ate up with it".I asked him what was it and he said Arthritis. I previously told him I thought it was a nerve in my neck and he poo poo that idea and said it was my shoulder. Got a pack of steroids and some pain pills. Those pain pills were like eating candy for all they did. As soon as I stopped the steroids the pain intensified. Mother's Day weekend I COULD NOT USE OR MOVE MY RIGHT ARM and yes I am right handed.  I called the GP and his receptionist said HE SAID "THERE WAS NOTHING ELSE HE COULD DO FOR ME." 
 
Nashville is known for good doctors but the second doctor I saw at my GP"s request had a need for a major attitude adjustment. He took only x rays no other test were made and he said there was nothing wrong with my shoulder but when I asked he ignored my question as to why it would not move. He said I had A LITTLE ARTHRITIS IN MY NECK.  He must have spoke with the GP as he said that doctor was treating me correctly. But the WORST think he said  was  "I WILL BE HAPPY WITH 70 PER CENT MOVEMENT BACK" 
WHAT!!!!!! 
He would be happy what about ME. I wanted as much movement as I could get. But hen again it was not his major arm that was affected but mine.   
Prince was upset and so was I so Prince  insisted we go to another doctor and a whole new group not in the network of our insurance. 
More x rays and no test, the lady doctor but gave me a steroid shot in my shoulder and months of therapy later I was only a little better off than when it began. 
Plus the worse was my right hand was swelling badly and it was like that for a whole month. I called up dr #3 and she said unfortunately they only did three things, shoulder, knees and hips. She advised me to return to my GP. 
To have stay in good faith with the health system, I sent him a snarky E mail telling him the problem and tongue in cheek ask if there was anything he could do. His reply was go to a hand specialist. 
ME, MYSELF AND I
called up the doctor who had fixed my lower back problems before . At the appointment the  first thing he wanted to know was who referred me and I told him" me, myself and I" because if he could not help me I knew he would refer me to someone who could which he had done twice before.  Next he wanted the history and what test they ran. I kept saying only X rays no other test and he would silently shake his head. I saw him the first of the week by Thursday I was having an MRI and on Tuesday the next week HE in person called me. In less than 2 weeks surgery on my neck was done . I have new metal at C 5 and C6. I have exercises to do daily and he said it would take at least 3 months for the nerve to heal. 
THE KITTY JUSTICE THERE IS GOOD AT THE END OF THE RAINBOW . 
ALSO, TRUST YOUR OWN INSTINCTS BECAUSE IT IS THE ONLY BODY YOU HAVE. 

FOUR DOCTORS LATER AND I AM ON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY. 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

SAD BUT HAPPY



 The above 3 photos were taken on Hazel's 90th Birthday party at Knoxie's house. You can read the blog post on 9-08-2009. 
 Here she is in her element-TEACHING. 
Here she is in her normal stance outside the Art Center with a big display of her artwork behind her. 

Our dear teacher and friend died at age 97 but oh what a life she lived. She was born a Georgia Peach . Then for a few years she lived in Cleveland TN but most of her early life was spent on Sand Mountain Alabama. Her family grew acres and acres of potatoes and strawberries and trucked them as far as Arkansas to get the best price. Being the sixth of seven children, well she just was not interested in farming. As she got older, (girls were not sent to high school in her area) therefore, she went to stay with some family friends in Fayettville, TN where she went to high school and finished at age 22. She met the love of her life, Melvin in Fayettville and she  was a waitress and her husband was a cook at the same place but they wanted more out of life. In 1950 they moved to the big city of Nashville.  There she went to Watkins Institute and took art under Morgan Steinmetz, a renowned illustrator. Her only child could not say the instructor name so he called him Pops and thereafter when you heard Hazel talk about him he was referred to as Pops. 

For five decades , Hazel would be one of Nashville's most honored and celebrated art and ballroom dance teachers. Yes she and Melvin gave ballroom dancing lessons and when Melvin died in 1999, she continued into her eighties with instructor Gary Groves giving lessons in dance. I could list all her achievements but others have done that and all you have to do to read those just google her Hazel Mae Crye King. 

To be invited to Hazel and Melvin's parties given at their home was to see a variety of people. Rich, famous, poor, white or color etc etc. They loved people and the more the merrier. Unfortunately, I got to know her some time after her husbands death thus I never went but heard about them. But you never knew who would be there. Bill Dees brought this upcoming artist to one party and and he began to tap out the rymthem of the song on the table and then Roy Orbinson sang his new record for the party goer which was titled "Pretty Woman".  

Her favorite saying was "Whenever in doubt use purple." I guess the skies sunsets and sunrises will have more purple in them in the future. 

The Kitty Justice is I am sad for those who did not get to know her and Happy I was one of the fortunate ones. RIP Hazel

Monday, February 13, 2017

TELEVISION AND ENTERTAINMENT

I USE TO WATCH AWARDS SHOWS AS THEY WERE ENTERTAINING AND TELEVISION PUT ON GOOD PROGRAMS HOWEVER NOW WHEN YOU WATCH TELEVISION YOU GET THE FEELING YOU ARE EITHER HAVING A DINNER BELL DROPPED ON YOU OR BEING RUN OVER BY A TRACTOR. 

NEWS STATIONS ARE SUPPOSE TO REPORT THE NEWS AND NOT INJECT THEIR OPINIONS. 

SHOWS ARE TO ENTERTAIN NOT A PLACE TO REGURGITATE YOUR OWN POLITICAL VIEWS. WHAT MAKES THEM THINK THEIR VIEWS ARE BETTER THAN THOSE WHO VOTED TRUMP IN AS PRESIDENT. 

SHOWS THAT ARE BILLED AS COMEDIES ARE FORTH WITH POLITICAL AGENDAS.  THAT IS NOT FUNNY TO ME. 

CABLE TELEVISION SPOUTS HUNDREDS OF SHOWS THAT SHOULD NOT EVEN BE ALLOWED ON TELEVISION. 

ALSO IF YOU  SEE A SPORTING EVENT WHERE THE PLAYERS DO NOT  SHOW RESPECT TO OUR FLAG AND COUNTRY,  TURN THEM OFF AND NEVER WATCH THEM AGAIN. 

THE KITTY JUSTICE IS TO CUT OUT CABLE, REFUSE TO GO TO THE MOVIES AND DO NOT BUY ANY MUSIC ALSO DO NOT BUY TICKETS OR WATCH THOSE WHO DISRESPECT OUR COUNTRY. 

OFF MY SOAP NOW AND I WILL DO MY PART WILL YOU?

Monday, January 30, 2017

Pondering

 I CANNOT BEAR ANY MORE OF THESE EDUCATED IDIOTS PROTEST. THE PROTEST ARE AFTER THE FACT. The President has done nothing but uphold his campaign promises . The basket of deplorable and the uneducated white people would not act in such manner. I was mending a pillow case and several thoughts came to mind. 
1. Does anyone mend anymore or do they just throw it away and buy new?
2. Do protesters know how to mend our country or do they just want what they want no matter what it cost (time, money or division)?
3 MENDING IS AN ART IN ANY SITUATION. 
 Why cannot we wait an see ? My Maggie is better at wait an see than some people!!! 401K s are better off now. Do the protester not like that fact? A black woman was holding a sign at the airport after our(YES WE HAVE ONLY ONE AND HE IS OURS) President signed the ban for 90 days not forever on immigration that read "BLACKS ARE NEXT". I will let you drawn your on idea of what she was saying?. I have come to the conclusion that NO MATTER what President Trumps does he will be criticized by the liberal media and liberal people who are whining because they did not get there way. If the leaders of that so called party wanted to mend our country and make it great they would discourage the protesters. As for the Women Protest, I was so embarrass by the people who spoke using such vulgar language and display. Maybe we that do not agree with their nastiness should refrain from going to movies and buying any of their music. Apparently, the women who spoke up have NO class or morals. Or if they were there they condone such behavior.  In other words it could have been done better. If the women who marched for women to vote had acted in that way, we still would not be voting. As I was watching I could not help but think, I wonder how those ladies would feel about the crude protest. I really think they would have been appall.
 Now on a happier note, Cousin Bill who is in Prince's generation has been very fateful in visiting his Aunt. Mimi at 97 does not get out often and his visits are a wonderful treat for her and us. 
This is the house where Mimi was born. It was bought by the Comers and because of the thick walls was torn down and a new house was built. Now the house is the Sumner County Convention and Visitors Bureau. The Historic Manager and Executive Director came to visit and secure any information from the only living person who had lived there. MT grandfather Thomas B Wilson Sr bought the farm after the Civil War. It is known as the Wilson Farm.   Both of us enjoyed their visit but it crossed over Mimi lunch and nap time. If they come back it must be earlier. 

Also the two daughters of Mimi's dear friend came for a visit and she could talk about old times with them. They also brighten our day. 

The Kitty Justice is more family and friends should show up or at least give her a call. They might miss their chance if they wait too long. Can you hear them "I SHOULD HAVE......"

Thursday, January 05, 2017

2017 five days ole


 The Teeny Tys were in my stocking Christmas morning. I have move them from the mantle to a box on top of my computer. So now I get to spend time with them as I peck away on the keyboard and they along with George Washington and Robert E Lee get to watch me work and play. 
 These two photos were taken January first. We were subject to two days of fog but did not get some sun until yesterday. The clouds have returned today and we have been promised snow from noon  until midnight. We are along the edge of the system so we will get a dusting which scares many Southern. The South does not have the snow equipment that other areas have so driving can be rather upset to EVERYONE no matter where they are from. 
The Kitty Justice is to stay home and warm. 
GRRRRR I have had issue with the computer connections and have not bee HAPPY.

Friday, December 30, 2016

2016 Good Bye Bye Bye Bye

The Pope and Puppy when she was here this year. We had a wonderful visit with her and her Mother but as usual the day went too fast. 
Mimi getting ready to unwrap the first round of presents. The living room blows up with wrapping paper, bags and bows three times each Christmas. This photo was during The Pope's visit.
Yesterday Puppy and Prince helped me pack the decorations away and take down the tree. I try to always set out the tatting Christmas tree that my good ole friend, JOT grandmother,Katheen Reese made. Kathleen died in 2003 just a few weeks before she would have turned 102.The tree is another of my treasures. 
Maggie could not wait to unload her stocking. She got a giant hedgehog and a three foot fox. It is funny because the fox appears in different rooms everyday. Cricket's back and head were visible and she was wondering where her toys were. Her Mom came in and gave her a little bear and she was happy. Then she got a little star wars creature from Maggie. 
We had clouds for a few days and then the sun appeared. Today is Friday the 30th and we awoke to below freezing temperatures but lots of sun and a sky so clear you wonder where the clouds have gone. 
The Kitty Justice is that it appears to be warmer than it is as you look out at the golden sunshine but step out side and the tears will be blown from your eyes.