Sunday, March 4, 2012

Life -but cute life this time

After what seemed like life just tripped up & fell right on top of us -this cute little bundle of "LIFE" just popped in today. His name is Cory Jacob-he is almost 3 months old & he is "bundle " that belongs to our grandson & his partner , Jade. His Daddy , Ronnie came today to help his Grandpaw work on the truck that died yesterday. He brought our young friend, James & they all worked to put a head gasket on the truck. I guess the truck was just sicker than they thought because it blowed the head gasket again - only worse this time. So while the "guys " were out working themselves to death in the Cold / snow flurries - Jade & CoryJacob were in a warm house with me. ( or it would remain warm as long as I remembered to feed that stove~)

I did not manage to get even one Good picture because this camera is showing a black screen now too - so I just point & shoot & hope for the best. I loved his little dinosaur outfit with the little "shoes"built into the set.

 Father & son as Father attempts to eat his bowl of beans before Pawpaw drags him back out into the cold to work on that truck.

This is a new outfit -after he burped all over himself & his Mama. He still does not know what to think of that old woman following him around with that thing that shoots lights at him.

I did not manage to get even one good picture of this little guy when he was at his absolute cutest. He is only 3 months old -yet pulls himself up in your lap to look all around & then talks a mile a minute in baby talk . I know it does not sound like much- but I had never heard a baby have an hour long conversation with you continually. You know how they screw their little faces up while they are concentrating so hard. Sometimes it was just a "happy conversation" & sometimes it was like he did not think you were paying attention so he would really let you have it then.

He was totally cute & funny & full of himself the whole day. His Mom is having back problems & has an appointment with a back doctor tomorrow. I sure hope they can offer some help -because you know how hard it is to have a baby & a bad back at the same time. I know that Jade did most of the work all day long-but by the end of  the day I was a whipped pup-even if he does only weight 12 pounds-but Grannies have a way of forgetting how hard it is for young Mothers.

So, needless to say I did not get my sewing attended to. They are calling for 4 inches of snow tonight- I hope it misses us . They are coming back tomorrow to work on the truck again if it does not snow.. I fed them beans & cornbread & cranberry scones today . Then I had cornbread & buttermilk for my supper tonight & here it is after midnight AGAIN- another day Gone . I just noticed that next Sunday Daylight Savings starts & I HATE it! I despise it - I loath it - do you get the idea that I wish they would just leave our time ALONE!

I ran across this interesting article this after noon & it caught my attention:

Finger length
Comparative finger length can tell you a surprising amount about your likelihood of having certain conditions. Typically, men’s ring fingers tend to be longer than their index fingers, while in women it’s the opposite. Women who have a “masculinized” pattern, with ring fingers longer than their index fingers, are twice as likely to suffer from osteoarthritis, according to a 2008 study published inArthritis and Rheumatism. The study found osteoarthritis of the knees to be more common in both men and women with longer ring fingers, but the effect was most pronounced in women. Longer index fingers, on the other hand, are associated with a higher risk of breast cancer in women and with a lower risk of prostate cancer in men. A 2010 study found that men whose index fingers were noticeably longer than their ring fingers were 33 percent less likely to develop prostate cancer.
Why? Scientists aren’t sure yet, but they believe finger length is affected by exposure to varying amounts of the hormones testosterone and estrogen in the womb. Longer ring fingers indicate greater prenatal exposure to testosterone, while longer index fingers suggest higher estrogen exposure. Since breast cancer is estrogen-fueled, longer index fingers correlate with higher breast cancer. In men, more testosterone is linked to a higher incidence of prostate cancer, since one fuels the other. As for the osteoarthritis connection, scientists don’t have a clear explanation yet but think it may have something to do with the way hormones affect early bone growth.
What to do: Women who have longer ring fingers may want to be on the alert for weak or sore joints, particularly knees, and get injuries or soreness evaluated. Men who may be at higher risk for prostate cancer should be proactive about PSA testing and talk to their doctors about additional testing as well. All women should have regular mammograms for breast cancer screening; if you think you may be at higher risk, talk to your doctor about increasing the frequency of mammograms or scheduling an MRI in addition.
Some researchers believe that finger length should be used as a criterion for more comprehensive cancer screening, but this is controversial. In the meantime, follow suggested guidelines, and be proactive about getting all approved tests.

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  1. OH MY GOODNESS that little tike is adorable. I'm sure he just warmed up your day even tho it was cold outside.Those little one can do that. He is just adorable
    Hugs Susan

  2. Oh Cory Jacob is a treasure! Lucky you to have a visit from him and his family

  3. How nice to have had such loely visitors.
    CoreyJacob is a real cutie.
    Hope the guys fixed your truck.