Friday, November 02, 2012
One of my good friends who is now in Austin, TX is doing this and I thought I would, too. It would be very nice if some of my Buds would join me, too.
Nov 1 I am thankful for my precious family. I am so blessed with having the family I do and especially for my parents who left as their legacy the ability to get along and love each other to my brother and me.
Nov 2 I am thankful for my God to whom all my blessings flow. To Him I give my everything.
I don't know where my mind was when I wrote my last blog, but it surely wasn't in the correct place! It is I who is having the colonoscopy on Election Day! So, I voted early yesterday. But for the results, it is all over for me. I managed another split ticket!! I voted for three R's, 3D's, 3 NPA's (Non-part affiliated) and 1I.
I honestly don't think I could have been any more split than that!! BUt I voted for who and what I believe in!! There will never be a candidate who believes exactly as I do, but I usually judge by the top three issues I believe most important and go from there. This year, the republican candidate for US Senator refused to respond to ANY questions from the League of Women Votors our our area newspapers, so I couldn't in all good conscious even consider him. I feel if he doesn't feel responsible enough to the voters to say what he believes or considers an important matter, he doesn't deserve my vote. To be completely honest and considering the state I live in, i was wondering if he perhaps didn't feel he had to do so because he knows something the rest of us don't. That's all i'm going to say on THAT subject!!
Right now i'm on a break away from my writing. i did really well yesterday with going over my goal 200 + words. Today I am so tired from being at the hospital for my pre screening for Tuesday, I'm not doing too well. I'll be able to make it up though, so I'm not concerned.
Everyone be sure to have a great weekend. Enjoy yourselves as best you can, keep making good choices, and show your thanksgiving.
Peace Love and Joy!
Monday, October 29, 2012
Why is today so important to me? First off, it's my birthday. Second my mama's birthday was January 30th. If you do a little math, you'll see that I was her birthday present!!! A lot of you know she wasn't suppose to have anymore children after my brother, but here I am. It is really good to know how much you are wanted and loved. The third thing is, last year on this date is when I got Snuggles as my birthday present!! He is so loving and snuggles so much that he has been a wonderful companion right along with Bruzer. The fourth thing is, my father died on this date in 1976 - my 30th birthday. All year I believe I have moved on and then comes my birthday as a huge reminder. I know my beliefs and feelings and he will be with the Lord on judgement day.
So much has happened in my hometown that he would have been angered about. Then there are the issues in the state of FL, the USA, and the world. I really glad neither of my parents have to deal with it all. My father was a quiet man, but when pushed to his limit, he could really get angry and wasn't too nice to deal with then. I know I don't write about him very often and there is good reason for that. I was a "daddy's" girl. He taught me a lot about different things, but he couldn't say I'm proud of you or I love you. It wasn't in him. His parents were both born in Slovakia and I suspect that has to do with how he was raised. He expected you to know those things. But I'm not sure I ever did understand until I was older and until I was able to forgive him for some of the things he did. He did his best and the only way he knew. In the end, that is what counts.
Many of the things we did were fun, and important,too. He taught me how to drive. Everything concerning driving with the exception of parallel parking - he let a good friend help me with that as he would lose patience when I messed up. He taught me how to shoot with a revolver. He was why I was interested in law enforcement. He was a deputy when I was born along with being a guard at an arsenal near my hometown. His job was considered too important for him to be drafted. Also, when he left the sheriff's office, he went on working in plant protection until his first heart attack at age 44. Back then when a new sheriff came in office he would get rid of most of the deputies and hire all new. The sheriff daddy worked for died and the new guy did exactly that. He let 82% of the employees go to hire on new. Anyway, I didn't get my degree in law enforcement until the June after he died. He never got to see me graduate. We also golfed together. It would be just the two of us and he taught me. He told me I had a natural swing and would be very good one day. But that was "our" time and after he died, I did go on the course with mama, but it wasn't the same. After she had her stroke, I never went back to it. He also taught me to ride, but the whole family went to the stables. It was quite expensive so it wasn't something we did very often. Daddy lived less than two years after he retired. He was three years younger than I am now. The only good thing about it is, in my memories he remains young.
Today, Bob and I both had appointments with Dr C. Bob had his drainage tube removed, but still has his staples. The only leakage is from the incision where the tube was. But it seems to be getting better as the day progresses. Dr C cleared me to wait to have my next mammogram next October rather than in March when my year would be up. I'm glad I asked him if I could because I have had them in October for over 20 years!! Both of us also had our colonoscopies scheduled. Mine is next Tuesday, so I doubt if you'll see too much of me from Monday on into Wednesday. Bob's is scheduled for election day here in the US!! He'll be out of it for the entire evening of who's ahead and we predict........wait, the other guy is getting closer so it's too early to predict, etc., etc. We also treated ourselves to a nice lunch which each of us brought half of ours home for another day's meal.
All and all 2012's birthday has been really nice. I'd like to thank everyone for their good wishes for a happy day. It has certainly been that and more. Only good news for our little family.
How are all of you doing? I haven't been able to keep up with many of your blogs, but I believe you understand why. Let me ask, have any of you lost someone very close to you on another special day as I did? How has it impacted your life?
Lots of peace, love, and joy in all of your lives.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Dr C called me about 8:30PM to give me an update. They had gotten Bob to recovery and he was beginning to wake up. It took longer than expected because his gall bladder was huge. As Dr C explained it to me, in order to take it out with laparoscopy, they had to do more to him around his belly button. Dr C said in all his years he has never seen one so big! He also made sure that things will be OK for me at home alone. He gave me his mobile number should I need him for anything! I'm telling you, i have the very best doctors ever!!
Bob called about an hour later to tell me he was in his room and that his temp was way down and he hopes to come home in the morning. As much as I miss him, I don't want him to come home too soon only to have to return! He also asked me to call his aunt, my brother, and his sons to let them know what is going on. I called his Aunt first. Big mistake!! We talked an hour and a half!! I emailed my brother and left a message with Bob's son's cell. He was at work on break when he called me back. Always nice to talk to Rob.
So, once more the power of prayer worked. I want to thank all of you, my prayer warriors. We are so blessed to have all of you in our lives.
Hopefully things are settled now. You can't imagine how happy I am that this is evidently what was causing all of his weekend issues, too. I feel with this as I did with my cancers, thankfully it was caught as soon as it was. As far as cutting back on the fried stuff, that isn't such a bad thing. I can't tolerate fried things myself. Even my hash browns I bake!! He'll have to start eating even more like I do!! It can only mean both of us being better off with our health and wellness.
Thank you again my Spark Buddies.
Peace, Love, and Hope for the cure.
Bob and Red Horse along with Spirit and me at a Pow Wow in 2004. Bob should be able to do well for the Pow Wow next month at Thanksgiving. I love to watch him in the Grand Entry with all the Veterans.
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