Granny Glenn's Dreams
Sunday, 7 October 2007
She is here
Mood:  flirty
Now Playing: Kyla Rae
Topic: Birthdays

We have had the scare of a life time.  She is so tiny and such a fighter.  She pulled the ventilator tube out, almost to say, enough of that.  She just looks absolutely mad at what life has given her the first two days of her life.  She is still on O2 and a feeding tube and lots of other tubes in and out but she is doing great considering everything.  Daddy's Little Girl....

Posted by grannyglenn at 5:01 PM
Updated: Sunday, 7 October 2007 5:13 PM
Friday, 5 October 2007
Welcome Kyla Rae
Mood:  hug me
Now Playing: Kyla Rae is Here
Topic: Birthdays

Smile Alyssa and Keith went to the hospital on Wednesday because Alyssa's back was hurting but after watching her they sent her home.  Thursday, 10/4, she went back in because the Dr was going to start her on some medicine to encourage Kyla to come out, but Alyssa was already ih labor so they just started one medicine.  We stayed at the hospital unti after midnight and left so they could try to get some rest, and Larry went back today while I went to work with my cell phone on.  I was called about 11:30 and told she was moving forward but he would call, then again about 12:00.  I picked up Courtney and we went to Joplin.  Before we got there, Kyla was born. 

Alyssa's mom and sister were there with Larry.  They noticed nurses running to the room and when they asked what was going on was told by the nurses that they can't tell them anything.  Keith latter said that he got to cut the cord, but she wasn't crying or making any noise.  Then the nurses run in and everyone started working on the baby and she she started to make some noise. The nurses put a tube down in to lungs. She had aspirated meconium.  She is now in the nicu on 100% O2 and sedated.  We have not had a chance to see her at all.  Keith took a picture of her before they took her away, they they got to go in to see her int he ICU. 

 It was hard to watch Keith so worried about her.  I remembered babies having that happen when I worked at the hospital  but came home and looked it up.  Sounds like she will be fine, but there are risks to the lungs.  Will just have to pray she is OK. 

Posted by grannyglenn at 12:22 PM
Thursday, 27 September 2007
Ladies Night Out
Mood:  party time!
Now Playing: Ladied Night

For over two years, we got together every  Monday night, meeting under the light pole at Buffalo Run Casino.  We piled in my van and went to another Casino in Wyandotte.  At Wyandotte we got $5 cash for free play that we used to eat dinner in the little cafe.  Then piled back in the van to head back to Buffalo where we got 10$ in free play and hung around for the drawings.  Well those folks quit qiving free money and we were at loose ends.  But, (drum roll) we are starting up our own ladies night again.  We are meeting at the Quapaw Casino where they still give $5 free money but I think we are gong to explore going back to Monday nights even though there is no free play.  Monday just works out better.  Sometimes this is the only time I get to visit with my best friends so I am glad this is working again.  Will let you know if we come out winners.

Posted by grannyglenn at 11:26 AM
Wednesday, 26 September 2007
Just another no stress day in the life of a school counselor

Have I said how I really like my job? My only stress is having to adjust to no stress.  I have come to terms with it's kind of like being an ER DR, most days are calm with a few crisis popping up.  I am learning my co-workers and I like them.  Most really care about the kids and want to do a good job. Getting ready for testing which will be a new experience for me.  I am just enjoying life like it is.  LIFE IS GOOOOOD ! !Wink

Posted by grannyglenn at 3:51 PM
Tuesday, 25 September 2007
Mood:  a-ok
Now Playing: Where Oh Where Do I Leave Off?

I really do need to get this blog thing down.  I could have something to say, more than once or twice a year.  I read my last blog and other than my spelling of sweat for sweet, I am not sure what I was leaving to watch...Bare Back Riding ?  Where did that come from?

 Larry and I went to the local casino and played awhile. I won my money back then spent it again.  After it became apparent, gambling is not the best way to make a living we went to the only other source of entertainment in this area, Wal-Mart.  I ran in to a nurse I worked with at our local hospital before they presented me with my cardboard box and a "thank you for 24 years, but we don't need you any longer " farewell.  I assume someday I will get over that and lose the bitterness I feel towards the administration of that place, but not right now.  I can't help but feel some satisfaction in the fact that the hospital is not prospering, in fact, it is doing very bad.  It has beds for 115 patients and has been runing about 40.  That is bad.  I told the powers that be when they laid me off, that I believe in two things: 1 - I work where I am suppose to work, that I am dedicated to my work and I will be wherever, God puts me and 2 - what goes around comes around, that Karma thing can bite you in the butt and I think they might be discovering Karma.  Ho, Hummm.  Guess I should feel bad for them, but not!.  When the administration treats their employees so badly, they can't expect positive feelings about them in the community. 

Sooo glad I am in a good place working.  I really love my job.  People at the school are all treated with dignity and respect.  What a novel idea. 

 My special friend in Florida was diagnosed with the the C not long ago, but she is doing very well.  I know few people who have the strength and dignity she has so I know she will get through this with the strength and grace that is so evident in her spirit. 

 Courtney, Chad and my new co-worker Kim, are going to NYC for fall break.  We will get to visit with Benn and meet his girlfriend, Michelle.  I am so excited.  Once again, we are preparing to be bumped for free tickets if the opportunity arises. We have decided to take whatever seats we can get and meet up again in NY if we get split up.  Should be an adventure. Everytime I go to NYC something unusual happens. 

Will try to stay on top of this a little better, but it is getting in to my bedtime, so will close for now.



Posted by grannyglenn at 12:23 PM
Updated: Tuesday, 25 September 2007 5:54 PM
Saturday, 28 July 2007
Low, Granny will blog every job change
Mood:  celebratory
Now Playing: Summers off returns
Topic: Job Saga continues

Gee, how can I let so long go by between my blogging.  I see my last entry was right after my NYC Trip and I had just started working at DHS.  I am currently between jobs again. Courtney said I had one job for 24 years and have had three in the past year.  Yea that's true.  I was happy at DHS but did not think that was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life so when an opening came up for the local school system as a counselor, I checked into it and guess what I am the official counselor of the middle school.  Since I don't have an education degree, I have to be alternative certified by the state.  So I have to take three test, go before a state board and pay a butt load of money to be certified.  I have taken two of the tests and have a year to take one more, I am going to take both the other tests available so I can be certifed for K-12 in case I do want to move around.  I am excited I think I will like it.  I took a couple of weeks off between the two jobs so I could have some time off but with the flood of the century, I have been busy with Salvation Army doing disaster relief.  What a mess, but that is another story.   Before I left DHS I helped Redneck Diva get on parttime.  She will do a good job and I was feeling guilty leaving the staff shorthanded so I  sent her their way.  They hired her on the spot and I think it is working out for everyone.  I am going to miss everyone there, but I will be working close with the school social workers so that will keep me connected.

 I am planning on another NY trip in October and am excited about the new job.  Tonight I sit here  with my too fat dog who is recovering from a reoccurent seizure and wants nothing more than to lean on me while I type.  She is sweat and is getting old and not as healthy as she used to be.  It is sad, but she is happy most of the time.  Life is gooood, so often I thank God I don't have to work at the hospital any longer with people who have money as the primary importance. 

I will try to blog more often and keep all my one or two friends up on my boring life.  Gotta go, bare back riding is coming on.

Posted by grannyglenn at 5:15 PM
Updated: Tuesday, 25 September 2007 12:16 PM
Saturday, 28 October 2006
What a Trip
Mood:  incredulous
Now Playing: A weekend with the girls
Topic: New York City

Wow!  A weekend in NYC with my favorite daughter, son, niece and best friend - what more could one ask.  I think Allison did indeed begin to believe she is the princess, I mean after all, we were asking people to please clear the lane, the princess has arrived.  It probably took a week to just pull her head out of the clouds once she got back home.  Had a great trip if you don't count the two nights we slept in the airport, up from the one expected night we planned on sleeping in the airport.

Allison came Tuesday night and we finished my packing and tried to get some sleep, she is like everyone else in this family, a night owl.  Wednesday, we went to Woody's, a little Route 66 cafe that has been in business since the 40's, and had breakfast then off to Wal-Mart to get the stuff to make the see me sign for the Today show.  We got home and finished it up by noon when Courtney got off work.  Then we rushed to pick up Gail and off to Tulsa.  This is the first time I have flown to NYC out of Tulsa and was excited about this as Kansas City is not just 1.5 hours away but 3 hours.  Our flight was at 5:00 so we had time for dinner and to get settled.  Allison worked on some of her homework while we waited. 

As some may know, my flight companions are always on the lookout to be bumped from our flight - that reads free tickets.  So when they announced they were overbooked, I was up before the announcement was finished.  They had room for two to fly nonstop to Newark but not all of us, so I passed it up.  Had I known, I would have sent Courtney and Allison on but who was to know our future in Tulsa.  We were loaded on our fight and off we were the end of the runway anyway.  There we waited over an hour before the pilote announced that Chicago was closed and we would have to go back in the terminal.  We shouldn't miss our flight out of Chicago because they weren't letting any flights out either.  You wanna bet?  Missed it.  Next flight was 6:00 AM. 

 Didn't get to NYC until 10:00 and Benn of course is at work. 

More to come.

Posted by grannyglenn at 1:25 PM
Saturday, 14 October 2006
4 more days
Mood:  happy
Topic: New York City

Four days away from NYC.  I will pick Allison up Tuesday night and we will have Wednesday morning to fix her sign for the Today Show that we are going to on Friday.  We have museums, shops, food and at least one show to fit into Thursday,Friday, and Saturday before we stay up all night and head home on Sunday.  I have found several museums on the net that I think will appeal to an 8 year old an a couple to appeal to me.  I have pictures of purses my friends want and an order for chocolate popcorn.  I am taking a ham because it is hard to buy a full ham, usually Benn shops at deli's and grocery stores are not usually easily accessible. 

 I will be out of the office Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, then the next Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  Then in November I start my big training that is four weeks in Norman, OK.  I come home on weekends but it will be long days and nights away from home. My new job has a LOT of training.  Working with children in child welfare is different than medical social work.  I am always amazed at what my supervisor spots in houses when we make a walk through visit.  I never noticed the cans of spray or deodorizers in each room which to her says someone tried to make a quick clean and are trying to cover up odors.  I guess I will get to that is what I see.  Thus the reason for the training. 

Anyway, did I say that I am getting excited about our trip.  Subways, hotdogs, street vendors and characters welcome, coming my way.


Posted by grannyglenn at 10:55 AM
Friday, 6 October 2006
Count Down to New York City
Mood:  rushed
Topic: New York City

Twelve Days away - Isn't there a song about that with Christmas...

On the First Day of New York City, my 8 year-old niece said to Me, Take me to NYC Please

On the Second Day of NYC, my niece said to me,

Two trips a flying and take me to NYC Please

On the Third Day of NYC, My neice said to me,

Three gals a running, two trips a flying and a take me to NYC please

On the Fourth Day of NYC, My niece said to me,

Four including me, three gals a running, two trips a flyin' and a take me to NYC please.

On the Fifth Day of NYC, My niece said to me,

Five days in all

Four including me, three gals a running, two trips a flyin' and a take me to NYC please

 On the sixth day of NYC, My niece said to me,

I'll eat six Nathan Hot Dogs, Five days in all, four including me, three gals a running, two trips a flyin', and a take me to NYC please.

 On the seventh day of NYC, My niece said to me,

I'll eat six Nathan Hot Dogs, Five days in all, four including me, three gals a running, two trips a flyin', and a take me to NYC please. 

On the seventh day of NYC, My niece said to me

Seven Seats at Broadway, Six Nathan Hot Dogs, Five days in all, four including me, three gals a running, two trips a flyin', and a take me to NYC please.

On the eighth day of NYC, My niece said to me

More to come...

Have to think about that more to finish it...

Anyway, we are leaving in just 12 days, 12 days from now I will be on a play to NYC.  We have to change planes in Chicago which is sometimes a real trip but I think we have time to get to the next gate.  I am taking a blanket and hoping to put the niece down to name every chance I get because she is not used to staying up late and we will not get to Newark until midnight and it will be another hour before we get to Benn's apartment, so she and the rest of us will be dragging.

I am so glad my friend Gail gets to go.  She is trying to get her daughter in Florida to met us there.  That will be cool.  If she can't we will have to plan another trip with Lori in mind. One of the supervisors at work has said she would love to go sometime, so we might need a big girls NY trip as well. This trip is for niece with kid things in there.  I am sooo looking forward to it.

Friday night at Granny's means pizza and gambling so guess I better go count my gambling stash.



Posted by grannyglenn at 12:36 PM
Sunday, 1 October 2006
Act II or would that be III
Mood:  quizzical

I decided I would read other blogs linked from Ramblings of a Redneck Diva since I know she is quite entertaining and thought her friends might be as well.  And they are but "LIFE IS NOT ALL ABOUT BABIES AND DROOL".  How do all these young moms have time to do this blog thing?  I was remembering when my now - they are grown and didn't end up in prison or pregnant at 14 - kids were toddlers and for the life of me, can't recall how I would have had time to sit at a computer and converse with myself or others.  Now it is true that the closest thing I had to a computer was the electric typewritter I borrowed from my sister (her husband had the good job at the plant remember - my typewriter was a manual with the little ding at the end of each line to remember to do the return with the right hand pinkie. 

I went back to school when my little boy was 2.5 and I was 6 months pregnant with my little girl.  For the first three years of her life, I was doing homework and running to school.  Then I went right to work at the Department of Human Services where we could have health insurance for the first time.  When the hospital asked me to come to work for them, I actually took a small cut in pay to be able to do something I thought would make a difference in people's lifes.  After 25 years there, it seems everthing I did with my life was flushed down the toilet when my career ended at the hospital.  I thought I would work there until I retired, another 12 years.  I counted on the retirement package that was promised me and it is all gone - well not totally, but most.  I feel betrayed.  I gave that hospital my entire adult working life, it wasn't just a job to me but darn it, my life. I think I feel somewhat like I did after the divorce.

I married someone I had known since I was 14 years old.  I thought I would be married to him for the rest of my life.  That we would raise our children together and someday rock our grandbabies.  But he didn't keep up his bargain and after many years of a bad marriage, I got out.  It was the best thing I did in my life.  My only regret was that I did not leave earlier and get my kids out of that before the situation had such an impact on their lives.  In some ways, I regret that I did not leave the hospital ealier on my own accord before I invested so much in a corporation that does not care about it's employees or it's patients.

But I digress - WHERE THE HECK DO THESE YOUNG MOMS FIND THE TIME TO DO ALL THIS BLOGGING.  I can't seem to keep up with it and my life is much slower than it used to be as far as family goes.  Doesn't anyone out there talk about anything other than their baby spit-up or cooking?  Here I sit with my too large dachsaund dog laying at my feet and the only meal will come in from out and consider where my life is and where it has been. 

I am starting my life all over at 50 - family and husband will remain the same. Wonder where the next 50 will take me? I think I might finally be learning that one day at a time thing and stop and smell the roses thing.  I promise to not assume anything will remain the same because when you least expect it, someone shows up with a cardboard box to stuff your life in and move on.  Only the memories and friendships remain.


Posted by grannyglenn at 7:43 AM

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