Saturday, December 26, 2009


Well, we survived Christmas and I am looking forward to a new year.. There are so many things I plan for the upcoming year. You just never know what lies ahead!
We went to Jessica's on Christmas Eve and had brunch and opened gifts. Everyone happened to be off work and since Danny worked Christmas Day we celebrated early. It was so much fun to watch Griff and Halle Grace open gifts this year. Griff will be two in January so this year he was so cute opening gifts! He would open one and say"WOW" or " oh look!" Halle Grace would just as soon to have played with the ribbon and paper but she sure made some cute pictures. This was her first Christmas and we had to catch some good pictures.
On Christmas morning Danny worked so I got up and went to see Carson and Griff's Santa stash. They both had so much fun and were excited! Naturally Carson was glued to his Wii trying out some of his new games. Griff was playing for a few minutes with each gift and throwing it down to look at something else. I left there and went to Michael and Jessica's and played with Halle Grace!
Noah,Nick, Marshall, Danna and Jerry were on the go to so many different places. They also went to Mississippi to Jerry's aunts so we will actually be getting together with them tomorrow after church. Those boys get so much as they have so many people buying for them.
Danny's mom has breast cancer (which has spread to her spine and brain) so Christmas was very sad for her. She did not feel up to visiting or doing anything with the grandkds this year. She really is having a tough time right now and I pray for her to not hurt so much and for the family to be at peace over making difficult decisions. I am suppose to take her to her orthopedics doctor on Monday. She also has chemo on Wed.and I sure hope she feels better and is strong enough for her appointments this week. It is going to be a tough time for everyone as she lives alone and she does not want to give in and leave her home.
I enjoyed visiting with some classmates last week. We plan to have another get together soon and hopefully even more can attend. It is so hard to imagine that I have been out of school so long. We all had fun and many stories from school were exchanged.
I love Facebook and seeing everyone Christmas pictures. Being "old" (per my grandkids..) I refused for years to get on facebook. However once I did - I am amazed at how many classmates and friends I have reconnected with!It is fun to see pictures and keep up with friends children and what is going on in their lives.

I am still in constant pain from my fall three weeks ago. My knee is still so very swollen and I am in constant pain. I hurt my arm, head, finger, leg and knee. I realize I am so fortunate it was not much worse (considering I fell about 10 feet to the cement garage) I had 6 stitches on my head and oh how much worse it could have been. I have concluded my climbing in attics is all over. I really think this is the worst accident I have ever had and being that I am 51 I am blessed. If I don't see a very big improvement by next week I am going to break down and go back to the doctor to see if I have messed up something in my leg. Hopefully it will start improving but it sure has been a slow go with it so far... I have tried to keep it elevated, heat on it and taken Ibuprofen for the past4 days but had very little relief.

Thanks for taking time to read my blog and I hope everyone has a wonderful New Year!!
Bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you. - Colossians 3:13

Saturday, December 19, 2009


It is beginning to look alot like Christmas! All of the kids are super excited as they get a long break from school to celebrate Christmas. Tomorrow we are going to my nieces for our first family get together and I am excited. There will be close to twenty of us which includes two additions from last Christmas. The kids are so cute and will be fun to get them together.
I know I am wrong and I really try to do better but for me Christmas just isn't what it use to be. I do love getting everyone together and try so hard to help create traditions and memories for the grandkids. Our house burned a few years ago two days before Christmas and since then I have not even put up a big Christmas tree. That year all of my gifts were smoked and ruined, my tree was burned up and I spent Christmas in the Jamison Inn. We stayed there for almost a week and in a bed and breakfast until Easter week-end while our house was redone. It still makes me sick if I allow myself to think about it and I choose to try to block it out pretty much. I do realize how fortunate we were and how much worse things could have been. And I do thank God nothing tragic happened form that but it still makes me sick when I think about it... Despite this I am looking forward to family and friends and try to slow down long enough to be thankful for the true meaning of Christmas.
Monday I am having lunch with 10-12 people I graduated with and look forward to this visit. It will be short and everyone will have things to do afterwards but I am thankful to still have contact with several classmates.. Gosh I am getting old!!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009


Well, I am really behind as usual... My blog is suppose to just be my place to benefit my family and true friends on what is going on in my life. One of my friends granny kept a diary for years..... It was more of a journal but she wrote in it daily and kept it beside her phone. She would put everything from the weather, birthdays, Dr appts, and Bible verses... Her family treasures those journals and when she died they did not fight over her valuables but enjoyed dividing her journals. She was a wonderful person and I would only hope my family had such memories of me.
I am again behind on what has been going on in my life. I hopefully will update again soon but for now.. just to let you know I am still alive (Thank you God!!)
My greatest treasures are my grandkids and I have enjoyed them so much in the last few weeks. Last night I had Griff and tonight Nick is spending the night. Today I had Marshall and Noah as well. I also took my mother in law to have her chemo treatment in Decatur and to another appointment. From a day of smiles and happy memories with grandkids to a sad surrounding of sick, drained cancer patients. Each one with his/her own story and all I could do was listen and talk to them.
Tomorrow I am going to Carson's Christmas party at school and he is so excited! They will be out of school for over two weeks and it seems like a long break to him right now. However it will swiftly pass him by.. just as life does.
This year has flown and I thank God for another year... Hopefully I will catch up soon...