Tuesday, December 8, 2015


  I didn't know there would be so much paper work to be filled out when you totaled a vehicle. Every time I think that I have everything covered, I get told that I have to have something else. I have started me a file to put everything in. I have made copies of everything so I know what I did. It almost makes me think I am working again.
   The worse part is  I have lost my independence until I can get another vehicle.  I miss that not being able to go whenever and wherever I wanted to go. I have been talking with hubby on the phone because I haven't been up to see him for a few days. He doesn't know that I also check with the nurses as to what is going on. I try not to infringe on the kids because everybody works and I know they have things that they need to do also. My kids are great in the respect that they take care of me. For example, yesterday I needed to put a custom order in the mail to California. My grandson goes to the Technical School here in town so he came by and took me before he went home. He told me about the excitement that they had at their school that involved the school being put on lock down. There was a threatening note left in the girl's bathroom that morning. It makes you wonder what is going on with kids now days. Why the person did what they did? Was it involving bullying? So many questions. You just hope that you have taught the kids right from wrong and they do the right thing. He said that they had a lot of law enforcement people at school. 
   The Christmas parties have started and I am trying not to interfere with any of their plans. I try to let them do what I need on their schedule. We have started looking at cars, but I don't know what kind of a car I am going to get. I get told I need to think affordability so that I am not in over my head. I just want to try to find one that has some factory warranty left on it and low mileage. I don't want a model car that has issues as some of them do.  
   I am still sore and my bruises are changing all different colors. I count my blessings every day that I didn't break something. I talked to my oldest last night for about a hour. He called home to check on mom and to tell me he finally had a doctor that said he did have a problem. He has chemical asthma that some have tried to say it was in his head. They don't want to admit those serving in first gulf war came home with problems. Why can't they give the veterans the care that they deserve for the sacrifices that they made to give us our freedom?  
   The sun is not shining as bright today as yesterday but it is warming up. We are at 48 degrees. I will take every day that we get that we don't have bad weather. I keep saying I want a white Christmas but only on the grass and trees not the sidewalks, streets, and highways. We all want that Right. 
   I went to my first basketball game this last Saturday. They won. After the ballgame we went to the shopping center for a while to see mom who missed the first game because other commitments. We went home to take care of the horses and dogs. We ended up going out for supper before they brought me home. 
   Just a little to what I have been up to lately. Have a wonderful rest of the week.


Susie said...

Shirley, I love your little snow picture. So pretty. I used to pray all my kid would be save in school...then it was praying for my grandkids to be save on school...now I pray they are save and certainly not one of the disturbed ones trying to hurt or bully others. We need more God in our lives. I hope you can get a vehicle soon. I hate to be without transportation. Blessings, xoxo,Susie
p.s hugs for your hubby, bless his heart.

Vickie said...

I am glad you are being well looked after. I want the same kind of White Christmas as you. ;)

Quinn said...

Good luck with your car search, Shirley! I'm keeping an eye open for a vehicle as well and was trying to find something before winter. Guess I'd better get my skates on!

Blondie's Journal said...


You are so very warm hearted and thoughtful...I'm sure your family doesn't consider it an inconvenience to give you a lift here and there or run a few errands. Maybe you just 'feel' like it's a burden. Then again maybe it's a good time to rest and get over your aches and pains and bruises. You are a trooper.

I wish you luck finding the perfect car!

Jane x

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I can't believe that your accident isn't settled yet. Someone is sitting on their thumbs!! I would not want to look for another car. I have an 03 Honda Element and I love it so much. My daughter's jeep Cherokee just died. She bought a Buick LaCrosse. Nice car but the payment, even used, would choke me! Our kids...everyone...are all so busy. I'm glad yours have made time to be sure that you get where you need to be. Best wishes, Shirley, that all goes quickly to get your situation resolved.
xx, Carol

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Dear Shirley, I am so sorry to read about your accident and the trouble with the never ending paper work. I am so glad you were not hurt worse and I hope you find a great car that will suit you well.
Sounds like your family is very busy.
Did you know that you can print your postage to send packages right from etsy and then schedule a USPS pickup? You never even have to leave the house. This would really help you out when the snow falls too.
Hope the incident at your grands school was resolved and nothing major happened. It is sad when you can't feel like the kids are safe at school.

Hope your hubby is doing well and you continue to heal from your bruises and soreness.
Take good care and thanks for stopping by and your kind comments and entry in my giveaway.
Blessings for a wonderful season.
Merry Christmas xo

Cinderella Moments said...

I'm so glad you are okay after your accident. Those are very annoying. I remember when some guy plowed into my car 10 years ago. It was totally his fault and he admitted it. But the insurance company called me over and over to tell the story of what happened. It was ridiculous. Mine was not totaled though. So I had to deal with creepy garage people who were holding my car forever until I threatened to call the police. Horrible! At least you don't have to deal with that.
I hope you find a beautiful new car. Write to Santa!! :)
big hugs♥,

Vicki Boster said...

Omg-- I had no idea that you wrecked your car. I've been working a lot and had no time to read blogs. I am thankful that you aren't hurt terrible-- your bruises will mend. Your loss of independence is such an impact on your life. I hope and pray that you can work something out so that you can have another car. I cannot believe you have to suffer through all of this, I'm so sorry dear Shirley. I will send up prayers...

Mereknits said...

You r family is so wonderful to take care of you Shirley, but remember how much you take care of them. It works both ways and I bet they are very happy to help you. Good luck with all the car stuff, what a nightmare.
Rest and take good care of yourself,