Wednesday, December 31, 2008


We had a wonderful time this year. Addie is old enough to open presents and she was so excited. She did not know what she wanted to play with. However she spent the entire evening vacuuming my carpet with my little sweeper or playing with my Homedics Foot Massager.(which I absolutely love).

We had a wonderful time and plenty of food.

Mom was here and she made Addie a Christmas shirt and bought her a baby doll and made her a Christmas shirt and a pair of jeans. I got Kelly a Slanket from QVC, I hope she loves it as much as I love mine.

Tony was sportin' his TN Vols Christmas Hat, We had a blessed Christmas.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Kelly, and Coconut Pie!!

Here is one of Robert's Christmas gifts from Kelly. She called and was wanting to know what to get him for Christmas and he is so hard to buy for. He is not hard to please but he is wanting things that he really needs to pick out himself. Stuff for his motorcycle and things that no one would know what to get him.
He mentioned that it had been a long time since he had had a coconut pie. Kelly had never baked a coconut pie before so she went all over the net trying to find a good recipe and she found one. The finished product is pictured above it is so good and I don't really care for coconut!! She said it is really easy. I don't have the recipe, but if she posts it on her blog I will put in a link!!!
She has turned into quite the little cook. We jokingly call her Kelly Crocker!!! Thanks honey, your Dad said it is Yummy.(however he told Chase it was just awful, hoping he would not eat any of it:o)

Monday, December 29, 2008

Bell's was Great and so was Mom's Doc's Visit!!

Mom's Doc appointment went well. She is doin good. She has to go to Lexington in the morning for a Echo Cardiogram. She has not had one in a year and the doc says it's time. Then she has a follow up with Doc in Savannah around the end of April.(just routine)

We stopped at Bell's for lunch and had a Hamburger and Fries. We tried their Onion Rings for the first time today and they are really good too. Mom said it was one of the best burgers she has ever had.

The Burgers there have been written about in Magazines . They have been in business since 1954. It is on the way to Jackson and a great place to eat. They say they sell almost as much BBQ, but we have not tried it because the burgers are just too good.

I'M GOIN TO JACKSON(tn that is)

We are headed to Jackson to take my Mom for a Check with her heart doc. This is a follow up to the episode she had last month, just before goin to MS to visit with my brother and his kids. She had a heart Cath and it came back lookin fine. They always schedule a follow up appointment after she gets out of the hospital.

We are goin to stop at Bell's Diner in Henderson and have one of their Famous Hamburgers(not good for her heart??) I will call them soon, I'm not sure if they are open on Mondays.

We will have a good day of visiting, even if it is a Doc appointment. We may do some shoppin while she is in the Doc's office.

I will let you know how it goes!!!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Menu Plan Monday!! 2009!!!

I can't believe it is almost 2009 already. It seems like 2008 had just gotten started. Addie will soon be turning 2 and she is so smart. I can't wait to see what this new year will bring to our family. I just pray that we stay safe and well.

New Years day will be the same menu it has been for years. We cannot start a year without any of this menu. Robert will see to it that we have it. There has been times we have been to every store trying to find Hog Jowls.

MONDAY-Potato Soup and Grilled Cheese Sandwiches (oops forgot I have to take Mom to the Doctor, a late day appointment, we may have supper in Jackson)

TUESDAY-Potato Soup and Chicken Salad Sandwiches or Grilled Cheese

WEDNESDAY-New Years Eve...Order Pizza and have chips and dip.

THURSDAY-New Years Day...The usual meal is Blackeyed Peas(for luck)Hog Jowl(for health, go figure???)Turnip Greens (prosperity/money) and of course cornbread(it goes with everything else)

FRIDAY-Eat out or have Leftovers

SATURDAY-Eat out (BBQ from Rib Shack in Corinth)

SUNDAY-Day of Rest before gettin back to work and gettin 2009 started!!

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Wednesday, December 24, 2008


It's Christmas Eve and an exciting time for everyone. This is the longest day of the years for most kids. It was for me and my three brothers. I can remember wondering "Is it ever gonna get dark and be time for bed?"

There is a website for trackin where Santa is. It is Norad Radar and click here for the link!

I hope everyone has a blessed Christmas and please remember the Reason for this Holiday!

It is all about a baby, in a manger, that died on a cross, for all of our sins, but yet is very much Alive today!!!

Thank you Lord for all that you have blessed us with and continue to watch over all of us. Amen

Monday, December 22, 2008



1 pound sausage(browned and drained)

6 slices bread,crust removed

1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

8 eggs

1 teaspoon salt and pepper

2 cups Half & Half(you can use milk)

1 teaspoon dry mustard

Brown sausage, drain. Layer bread in bottom of 9 x 13-inch well-greased baking pan. Sprinkle sausage over bread. Add cheese. Beat eggs and mix with salt, mustard, and Half and Half. Pour slowly over cheese. Refrigerate overnight. Bake at 325 F. for 45 minutes. Serve hot with jelly.
We will usually have country ham, chocolate gravy and biscuits with this also.
*Be sure and don't put a glass dish in a hot oven!!!! I let it set on the counter a few minutes before I put it in the oven.
*This freezes very well after it is cooked!!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Menu Plan Monday!!

Only 3 more days til Christmas. I can't believe how fast time is passing. I love Christmas and everything about it. It will be over way too soon and we will be up to our neck in wrapping paper, boxes, leftovers, and trying to find a place for all the stuff we will be getting. It is wonderful getting gifts, but then we have to figure out where to put it all. Well this will be a fun week. I am so excited to see what everyone will get.
MONDAY-Lasagna and Garlic Bread
TUESDAY-Might order Pizza!!
CHRISTMAS EVE-Soup and Sandwiches or Leftover Pizza
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS-Ham, Turkey, Dressing, Yam Casserole, Green Bean Casserole, Deviled Eggs Pumpkin and Pecan Pie(then we will lay around all evening and groan because we ate too much)
SATURDAY-Leftovers again I'm sure!!

Saturday, December 20, 2008


I think I am finished with my Christmas Shoppin. I have been "Finished" 3 times already this year. I don't know if my list is gettin' longer or my mind is gettin' shorter.....It's probably the latter.....I think.....I'm not sure I forgot????

It has been a rough week. Kelly got a virus or food poisoning, we are not sure which? She was put in the hospital late Wednesday and stayed until late Thursday. She is a lot better, but is still very weak. They were suppose to go to Chattanooga for a 50th wedding anniversary for Tony's Grandparents and he was so lookin forward to it, but Kelly was just not up for the trip. She is slowly gettin better. They give her several bags of fluid and some antibiotic while she was in the hospital.

Tootie really missed her. She kept asking for her, the night she was in the hospital. I know she did not understand what was happening. But her Daddy took good care of her. He had her dressed up and lookin good both times I saw her that day. He is such a good Daddy. Her world comes together when he gets home from work.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Lord, she is so Smart!

My precious grandbaby amazes me everytime I see her. Which is pretty often.
Robert and I offered to keep her last night so Tony and Kelly could have a quiet dinner. She came over and we had pizza(she eat 2 slices herself). We played, she is talking and repeating words. For her to have a vocabulary of a 19 month old, there is no question of what she wants. She can communicate better than most adults I know..
As soon as she heard her Mom and Dad come in our back door, she started hollerin' No, No, and come flying into the living room where Robert was. She did not want to go home. She wanted to stay here. But on her way into the living room, she stopped and tried to put up the baby gate that we have here. She thought if she got the gate up, her Mom and Dad could not get into the living room to get her...We have a sunken living room and she came running down the hall and dove over both steps right into her Baw Baw's arms(thank goodness) all the while hollerin' No(she drags this word out and it's kinda like Naaah!!!
She loves coming to our home and we love having her. I am so glad she does not cry when they leave her with us.

I love this child more than she will ever understand or know. I can't even think about her without smiling and most times laughing outloud at something she has done, or hearing something that reminds me of something she said..

Friday, December 12, 2008

Menu Plan Monday!!

Last week went well. There were a few changes. Robert's Uncle was in the hospital needing bypass surgery and had a double stroke while waiting for his heart surgery. We made 2 trips to Tupelo this week to visit him. He is going to have to wait on his surgery for now. He has to have rehab as soon as possible to retrain his brain. We just can't seem to get a break from Hospital food!!!!
This will be a busy week. Trying to get my last minute shopping done. Robert will be in Nashville Wednesday at an auction and we have our Christmas Dinner for the office on Thursday.

MONDAY-Hot Dogs and Chili(might do homemade in the Crock Pot)

TUESDAY-Potato Soup and Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

WEDNESDAY-Will pick something up on my way home from Work!(Burger King or Chicken Salad Sand from Uptown's)

THURSDAY-Office Christmas Dinner(Ribeye Steak, Baked Potato, and Dessert)

FRIDAY-Leftovers(We will probably have steak left over)

SATURDAY-Eat out(will probably be shopping)

SUNDAY-Let us All Rest....AMEN

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Saturday, December 6, 2008

Menu Plan Monday!!

Well, Last week did not go well at all. My Mom called Tuesday night and was in distress with her heart. We called 911 and they took her to our local hospital and then transferred her on to Jackson TN(bigger hostpital also where her heart doc is located). She is doing fine they did a heart cath and did not see anything. She did not come home till late Friday nite, so needless to say Robert and I have had our fill of hospital food.(it was pretty good) Poor Chase had to fend for himself. But we all managed and she is home and doin well.

It is still real cold and soup weather and Robert has been hollerin for some Mexican Cornbread, so I am going to try to do some this week.

It is Saturday night and we just cooked up a bunch of Hamburgers and Fries. It was really yummy. I love a homemade hamburger!!!

MONDAY-Leftover hamburgers and Chips

TUESDAY-V-8 Soup and Mexican Cornbread

WEDNESDAY-Leftover soup and Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

THURSDAY-Lasagna & Garlic Bread and corn.

FRIDAY-Eat out or order out...I Love Friday's!!

SATURDAY-Might finish up my shoppin and eat out somewhere....

SUNDAY-Day of Rest saith the LORD!!! I try to do what he tells me!!!!

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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Menu Plan Monday!!

Well Thanksgiving is over and I eat way too much. But what the hey, it's only once a year. I have lots of leftovers(Kelly and Mom all took plates home)and I still have way too much food. This should be an easy week.....
Wednesday-Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwiches
Thursday-Potato Soup and Turkey Sandwiches(Maybe Turkey Salad???)
Friday-Eat Out, Yippee, I am ready for some Restaurant Food!!
Saturday-Hope to do some Christmas Shoppin(might eat out again)
Sunday-Day of Rest(might throw something in the Crock Pot)
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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Works for me Wednesday

This is a tip I just had to share. Mouth Ulcers, Canker Sores, what ever they are called, hurt and make eating almost impossible. I found something that helps more than anything I have tried and I have tried Everything!! Milk of Magnesia(it does not matter what flavor), I know it sounds crazy but it works. It keeps them from hurting and it seems like they heal quicker. I dab it on with a q tip. I guess you could swish with it if you have more than one(My husband gets several at a time) This works for me!!!

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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Menu Plan Monday!!

Well Thanksgiving is nearly here. It seems like this year has flown by. The older I get the faster time goes by. This seem backwards, the older we get it should slow down a little bit anyhow!!!

This week will be kinda of hectic. I still have not done my shoppin. I am gonna try to go tomorrow(I hope)!!

Monday-Leftover Soup(Thank you Kelly) and Grilled Cheese!!

Tuesday-Leftover Pizza

Wednesday-Roasted Chicken Sandwiches (from Honey Baked Ham)

Thursday-Hickory Farms Summer Sausage and Cheese Crackers with Honey Pineapple Mustard and Cranberry Mustard(it may not sound good but it is Yummy)

Friday-Eat out or Order Out(Shop til ya Drop)

Saturday-We will be Having Thanksgiving.

Sunday-Leftovers I'm Sure!!!!

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I Love Christmas!

I love Christmas and everything about it. I have ordered these note pads from this company every year. They always change a little bit. But I spread these around the office and give them to the girls to use. It is just Christmasy!! HERE is the link where you can order if you want!!

Merry Christmas everyone. Get in the Spirit!!!

Sunday, November 16, 2008


We got together last night for Robert's Birthday. We had Hot Dogs, Chili, Cornbread, and Mom made a big Pot of Blue Soup!!(I think the real name would be bean soup)This has several different kinds of beans, corn, and ham. When done the soup looks blue. We also had Pumpkin Pie(Robert's favorite) and Cherry Cheesecake. We built a fire and had coffee. Tootie just run all over the house and had the biggest time going up and down the couple of steps that goes down to my sunken living room. She thought she was really big!!!

I bought her a Christmas necklace and bracelet set with Red and Green beads. The beads are on elastic. She put them on and wore them like a big girl. She is growing up so fast and she is the light of my life.

Addie called me MaMaw the other day too. We have been calling me, Grammy to her, but I guess that is hard to say. So the other day at the office someone told her to go get Grammy and she come flying through my office door hollerin' Mamaw! I could not believe it. Mom was there and heard her say it and Robert was in his office and heard her too. So I guess I am "MaMaw"!!!!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Menu Plan Monday!!

Thanksgiving will be here before we know it and I may try to do some of my shopping this week for dry and canned goods for Thanksgiving Dinner. At least that will be some of the shopping out of the way, then I can get the Turkey and Ham closer to time. I am really looking forward to the winter. I love the holidays.
I only have to pick up a few things for my menu this week.
MONDAY-Hot Dogs and Chili and Chips
TUESDAY-Potato Soup and Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
WEDNESDAY-Leftover Soup(It makes a lot) Bologna and Cheese Sandwiches
THURSDAY-Swiss Steak in Crock Pot(Did not get to this last week)
FRIDAY-Eat out or Order out
SATURDAY-Crock Pot Taco Bake and Salad
SUNDAY-Day of Rest, If you can find it you can eat it!!
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Here is my birthday present!! I saw one of these tables at a friends home.(I actually went to look at this home for the house plan layout and saw a similar table and fell in love with it)
This is a "Gathering Table" or "Pub Table". It is taller than the average dining table and the chairs are like bar stool height. We purchased this at Henco in Selmer (It's worth the drive). We went over to look and I thought I would have one or two to chose from. It turned out they have like 10 or 12. I had an awful time trying to decide. There were others I liked better but they were a little big for the space I have. But after getting it home and seeing it I absolutely love it!!! Thank you Robert!!!! I love you!!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Today is Veteran's Day and I would like to say a BIG Thank you to everyone who has served our Blessed Country or is serving!! We live in the greatest country in the world. We are not blocking borders to keep people in are we????? I love this country and have been proud of it since birth. Please remember those serving and their Family.

And a Big Happy Birthday to My Dad N Law!!! He served 22 Years in the Navy!!! I love you POP!!!

Monday, November 10, 2008


Chase went back to the Doc again today. He was just there last Monday. Three Shots and bottles of medicine. He got to feeling better, then yesterday he said his throat hurt and was coughing real bad. He did not feel better this mornin, so Robert took him to the Doc and we got 3 more shots and more meds and doctor's excuse to be out of school till Wednesday. He is borderline pneumonia. I think Doc Jim called it walking pneumonia. He run a little fever last night but it broke and he has not run fever since. He is bored and doin some school work, (a book report I think) I am not real worried about that, he has all A's and one B this year so he is doin well for his senior year.

Robert went with him this morning, he fell a week ago and we thought he had cracked his hip, so he went and had it x-rayed. Doc said he thought it was a pulled muscle, he did not see anything else on the x-ray. He also got a tetnus shot. He went into an old house the other day and stepped on a rusty nail. Went right thru his shoe. We cleaned it out and I told him he really needed a tetnus shot.

I went to the doc last week. I run fever for the first time in 17 years. I don't get sick much, but I missed a day of work for the first time in 3 years. I also got 3 shots and taking the same antibiotic that Chase is taking now. I hope we get better soon. Winter ain't even here yet. I hope this is not what this winter is going to be like....?????

Pickwick Belle Featuring Addie the Dancer!!!

We went on the Pickwick Belle compliments of Hardin County Bank and we had a ball. Especially Addie. They had a live band playing Jimmy Buffet music and Addie Cleared the floor and stood in front of the band and danced the night away. We had heavy Hor'dourves, they were really good. Addie eat some of everything. She even ate lamb and loved it. She is her Baw Baw's Baby!!!

We had a good time and took lots of pictures. Tony won a Door Prize from the Saw Meal and I won one from Michaels. There were a lot of real estate folks so we got to see some of them and catch up.

Robert took Addie up on the top deck to watch the Paddle Wheel and she just squealed... A little water sprayed her in the face and she loved it!!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Menu Plan Monday!!

There were a few things on the Menu last week that I did not get to. So I will give it a go and try to have some of them this week.
Monday-Shepard's Pie and Rolls
Tuesday-Potato Soup and Grilled Cheese
Wednesday-Party at the Office and will probably skip Supper or have leftovers.
Thursday-Swiss Steak made in the Crock Pot
Friday-Eat out or Order Out
Sunday-If you can find it you can eat it!!!
(A may cook something, it is Robert's Birthday!!)
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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Why I Vote the Way I Do!!

A worried woman went to her gynecologist and said:

'Doctor, I have a serious problem and desperately
need your help! My baby is not even 1 yr. old and I'm
pregnant again. I don't want kids so close

So the doctor said: 'Ok, and what do you want me
to do?'

She said: 'I want you to end my pregnancy, and
I'm counting on your help with this.'

The doctor thought for a little, and after some
silence he said to the lady: 'I think I have a better
solution for your problem. It's less dangerous for you

She smiled, thinking that the doctor was going to
accept her request.

Then he continued: 'You see, in order for
you not to have to take care of 2 babies at the same time,
let's kill the one in your arms. This way, you could
rest some before the other one is born. If we're going
to kill one of them, it doesn't matter which one it is.
There would be no risk for your body if you chose the one in
your arms.

The lady was horrified and said: 'No
doctor! How terrible! It's a crime to kill a child!

'I agree', the doctor replied. 'But
you seemed to be ok with it, so I thought maybe that was the
best solution. The doctor smiled, realizing that he had
made his point.

He convinced the mom that there is no
difference in killing a child that's already been born
and one that's still in the womb. The crime is the same!
I have voted Democrat one time in my life and that is because the man I voted for had voted against abortion. I cannot understand how it is Ok to kill an unborn child, for any reason. Roe vs Wade needs to be overturned, we have come a long way on Birth Control... If you get pregnant now it is a good chance you were careless(I know this is not the case all the time) They call it Pro Choice, has anyone ask the baby what his or her choice would be????
I also do not believe same sex couples should be allowed to enter into the sanctity of marriage. I have no problem with them entering a contract that would allow them to get insurance and have the right to care for the other if they were to have some kind of sickness and decisions need to be made.
I also believe the right to bear arms is very important but not as much as a human life!!!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Menu Plan Monday!!

Well, the year is almost to it's end and it seems this year has just flew by. The weather is cooling off and Thanksgiving will be here before you know it. I have spent this Sunday doing some cooking hoping to make my week a little easier...
MONDAY-----Pork BBQ, Slaw, Baked Beans and Potato Salad
TUESDAY---Shepard's Pie, Brussel Sprouts and Rolls(will eat early or maybe eat out)Got a party we have to go to!!
WEDNESDAY----Potato Soup and Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
THURSDAY-----Leftover soup and BLT's
FRIDAY----Eat out or order out.
SATURDAY---Red Beans and Rice and Sausage
SUNDAY---Day of rest except for some shopping!!
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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Finally a Fire in the Fireplace!!!!

We finally built a fire tonight for the first time this year. This is where we will spend most of our time in the winter time. We have had firewood for more than 2 months and was not expecting it to get this cold this soon. A wood fireplace is messy, but I have a sweeper I keep charged all the time to clean up any bark or wood chips that Robert might drop bringing in the wood. But that is alright because we love a roaring fire and the crackling of the fire.
We have a flat screen TV and love to build a fire and relax. Robert and I had to go to Adamsville and look at a house and we stopped at Jack's and picked up a couple of Chicken Dinners, came home, built a fire, and had supper in front of the fireplace.

How Romantic is that????

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Well, Here is a New Low!! This is the home of a gay couple in West LA and this is "Halloween Decorations"! Some neighbors have complained, but the local police says there is no laws being broken. Can you imagine if the shoe was on the other foot here?? Then it would be a hate crime, but somehow this is OK.
This is so sad that our country has come to doing things like this. Please pray for our country and some of the sad people in it!!!

John McCain spent 5 & half years in a POW camp being beaten and tortured for my freedoms. The least I can do is give him my vote and 4 Years!!!

God Bless America!!!

Monday, October 27, 2008

An Example of "Redistribution of the Wealth!!"

Notice to All Employees
As of November 5, 2008, when President Obama is officially elected into office, our company will instill a few new policies which are in keeping with his new, inspiring issues of change and fairness:
1. All sales people will be pooling their sales commissions into a common pool that will be divided equally between all of you. This will serve to give those of you who are underachieving a "fair shake."
2. All hourly employees will be pooling their wages, including overtime, into a common pool, dividing it equally amongst yourselves. This will help those who are "too busy for overtime" to reap the rewards from those who have more spare time and can work extra hours.
3. All top management will now be referred to as "the government." We will not participate in this "pooling" experience because the law doesn't apply to us.
4. The "government" will give eloquent speeches to all employees every week,encouraging its workers to continue to work hard "for the good of all."
5. The employees will be thrilled with these new policies because it's "good to spread the wealth." Those of you who have underachieved will finally get an opportunity; those of you who have worked hard and had success will feel more "patriotic."
6. The last few people who were hired should clean out their desks. Don't feel bad though, because President Obama will give you free healthcare, free handouts, free oil for heating your home, free food stamps, and he'll let you stay in your home for as long as you want even if you can't pay your mortgage. If you appeal directly to our democratic congress, you might even get a free flat screen TV and a coupon for free haircuts (shouldn't all Americans be entitled to
nice looking hair?) !!!
If for any reason you are not happy with the new policies, you may want to rethink your vote on November 4th.
As a small business, we WILL be the victim of an Obama Presidency.I don't know about you, but I have not worked My Butt off to get to where I am at, so the government can come along and take my money and give it to whoever they think needs it.
Robert and I are very generous to certain local charities and if we are taxed anymore we will not be able to give to the charities of our choice.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Menu Plan Monday!!

The weather is cooler here, than it has been this fall, and it is Soup and Chili Time. We have plenty of firewood and I can't wait to build a fire.
We cleaned and rearranged furniture in the sunken living room, that is where the fireplace is and I am chompin' at the bits for it to get cold enough to build a fire.
Well let's get on with the Menu Plan for this week.

MONDAY-Leftovers....... Chili or Pintos with Cornbread

TUESDAY-Potato Soup and Grilled Cheese

WEDNESDAY-Shepard's Pie (did not do this last week again...because a very sweet girl that works with me, Andrea brought us some wonderful Chili she had leftover....)Thank you ANN ANN


FRIDAY----Order Pizza and Wait for The Trick or Treaters HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!!

SATURDAY-Eating supper on the Pickwick Belle (by invitation only from our local bank)



Thursday, October 23, 2008

My Grandbaby isn't feeling well......

My lil Toots is not herself...She has Allergies(we think) she is sneezin and stopped up. She is not running fever(thank goodness) Kelly took her to the Doc yesterday and he has given her some eye drops. Her eyes are red and swollen and matted up.... They do look better today though.

It could also be teething. She has cold symptoms when she is teething. Cindy (Tony's Mom) said that Tony done this when he was little. Keep her in your prayers, Kelly and Tony too. It seems like here lately it has been one thing right after another. Maybe when this weather decides what it is going to do it will be better for Tootie!!!