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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Grandson's 6th anniversary of new life!





Sixth anniversary of my grandson, Brad's ATV accident. Defied medical prognosis..God had another plan for him. It's been a long six years, but onward and upward.

God is not finished with my grandson yet!!!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Wednesday - video of granddaughter and me

Wednesday..halfway to the weekend!! Not that it matters to us retirees.

I took my 7 year old granddaughter, Mia, to school. Somebody had a major fender bender as there was firetruck, 3 cop cars. That's a heck of a way to start your day.

Here's a very very cool video my daughter made of Mia and me. So much talent..don't know where she gets it. What a precious thing for Mia to have as a keepsake of our time on earth together.
video

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Good teaching this morning

Heard some great teaching this morning at Bible Study. Video by Joyce Meyers.

Religion goes to church 45 minutes Sunday Morning...Relationship is 24/7.

Enemy uses excuses and lies and tries to kill and destroy.

Get to the point where you love God more than sin.

We get saved..then we're in a bit of wilderness as we journey toward God's promises

LOVE OTHERS!! No excuses, Results!!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Hard to write blogs

It's been challenging to write a blog. I really have nothing important to say. Most people have wisdom to offer...humor to entertain...some speciality to pass on...but alas...this mind is mostly blank. I don't read a lot of blogs either..did in the beginning..but my Facebook addiction hogged my time. There ya go. I'm watching the movie "Julie & Julia" which involves blogging and another favorite pastime of mine..eating!!!

Step grandchild only wanted to visit me if my new grandbaby was here...what am I .. chopped liver? I do enjoy having Briley so I know I will again. Boy this movie is making me hungry!!!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Poem to my cousin who died April 17, 2011


My cousin, Irene, lived most of her adult years imprisoned in a sick body with Lupus, diabetes, blindness from medications, loss of hearing, and various other painful and debilitating physical problems. Yet, she raised her children, was involved in school activities, and was a godly woman. I don't understand a life lived while suffering everyday, but God knows and I know where Irene is and I believe she is running, seeing, hearing, and rejoicing!!! This is just a short tribute to her from my memories.


Irene, my cousin, my friend

Of all the cousins in my life

Your heart touched mine the most.

The helping hand you freely gave

Made you seem so close.


When trouble struck our home

I was barely ten,

Needing a place to stay,

Your family took me in.


A decision they could ill afford

Feeding another kid,

But, in your home I felt safe and warm

So, I was glad they did.


I remember as a teenager,

You stayed with dad and me

You gave advice about a boy

That from him I should flee.


I did not follow your advice,

And married him anyway

The scars from that experience

Still cause me pain today.


I left him when he found another

I was alone with a baby, too

but guess who took us in,

yes, Irene, it was you!


Eventually life went on for us

The years rolled swiftly by.

I watched you face your struggles

But, you kept your head held high.


God gave you love and family

So, you would not suffer alone,

And from the seeds you planted,

A beautiful garden has grown.


A garden of children who loved you

And continue to serve the Lord,

A marriage of fifty years

With a man that you adored.


Your life is a testimony

To the grace and peace of God,

Who kept His arms around you

Through your journey on this sod.


I’m honored to have known you

As a cousin and a friend,

You’re healthy now and dancing

Filled with joy that never ends.


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Loss of cousin and friend

Last Saturday my cousin Irene died. She was in a care center. Her husband has been her caregiver for most of the 50 years they were married..it put too much stress on his back and he began having severe pain..turned out his back was broken. They scheduled him for surgery. Meanwhile, my cousin who is blind and almost totally deaf was disorientated and unhappy in the care facility so when John had his surgery he was allowed to start his recovery in the same room with his wife. Five days later, Irene began having blood sugar drop so bad they took her to the hospital where she had a heart attack and died. As if this isn't bad enough, their daughter Trina is undergoing cancer treatments. You know sometimes life throws some major curve balls!! I do see God's wisdom, however. John and Irene were worried about how they were to care for themselves as the Care Center gave them a time limit to stay there. Irene going home to Jesus eliminates that delema.

I have many wonderful memories as children together with my cousin. It helps. Knowing the family loves the Lord helps also. How to non believers do it??

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

April 13

Hmmm...I'm being productive today..what's up with that? Possessed? My granddaughter Mia is coming today..but she's only 7 and could care less if I've got a clean house or sorted out closet. She might care that I've got dinner prep underway, tho.

I should go for a walk. That's where productivity stops it seems. Lonely business walking alone. I have IPOD and that should make me feel accompanied, but it doesn't. Weather is neither sunny nor raining which means it could go either way..yeah..that's it..that's my excuse..I don't know what to wear outside cuz it's iffy. That's my story and I'm stickin to it! Ok bye.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

old boss

Met my former boss for lunch today. He's 90. Sharp with a memory that doesn't seem impaired at all. He had a friend with him. We strolled back memory lane when we worked together at DMV. Oh the stories were flyin. He knew me when I was young and thin. It was interesting to hear his perspective at our first meeting..haha. Thought I was cute, but a hippy..haha. We had some good laughs back then and aging hasn't changed anything in that regard!! Very enjoyable lunch!!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Monday stuff

Good morning Bloggers: It's another Monday already!!




Sure enjoying my new grandbaby, Briley. Sometimes I feel she's out and about too much when she is just today 4 weeks old and I've already babysat 4 times, but I'm ok with it that's for sure!! I want her to know me!! She's a good baby and easy.

My other granddaughter, Briley's sister Mia, just had her 7th birthday. Egads..where does the time go? The party was at a bowling alley. I have no business bowling with Fibromyalgia but I did and it was fun and worth every pain..haha. I used duct tape to silence the whining.

A friend is coming over today and see how to organize my kitchen. We're both OCD so it oughta be fun. Wait til I show her my "Fibber McGee" drawers..she'll run screaming prolly.

Hope you have a great week!!!