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Friend of daughter's needs prayers...

Monday, September 21, 2009      9 comments

I would love for everyone to pray for a friend of my older daughter's. Her nickname is Jas. She is in St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Memphis. She has a rare type of brain cancer called Germinoma. She was having trouble with her sight, and the... Read more

Long Week...

Thursday, September 10, 2009      3 comments

It's been a long week, eventhough I guess "technically" it's only a four day week. I had to take Gran back to the doctor to check on the UTI that she had. The antibiotic cleared up one bacteria but not the other. So, more meds. That was Wed... Read more

Small World...

Sunday, September 06, 2009      6 comments

Here's my story: It was Labor Day weekend, but it was a Sunday like any other. I was with my family and nephews sitting on the "almost" front pew when I saw our "pew mates" come in. It's a man in his 50's with his mom. But following him was... Read more

"Living with my pain"....

Thursday, September 03, 2009      4 comments

Thank you all for your concerns over what the gastroenterologist said about "living with my pain." I totally agree with you. I don't ever agree to "just let it go." There has to be someone who can give me an answer. I actually am planning o... Read more

Tests results....

Wednesday, September 02, 2009      4 comments

I guess it is one of those "good news, bad news" kind of things.... I had a large polyp that was removed during my colonoscopy. It was tested for cancer. It had 3 of the 4 "qualities" that they look for to call it "cancer." So, the doctor s... Read more

Get Your Sleep and Wear Your Seat Belt!!!

Thursday, August 27, 2009      7 comments

It is so sad. A lady that I knew growing up because of my being in 4-H lost her only daughter in a one car accident. She wasn't wearing her seatbelt. She was only 35 and engaged to be married. I don't know why she was out so late, but she w... Read more

Love my Wii

Tuesday, August 25, 2009      3 comments

Okay, I have to say I love my Wii; and I don't think it is something that I will get tired of playing. I did my Wii Fitness age (61, ugh!) this morning. Then, I played tennis, bowling, and golf. Now, I don't bowl in "real life" but after playing... Read more

My new (used) Wii....

Monday, August 24, 2009      8 comments

I've wanted a Wii for quite a while. My twin sis bought one used nearly a year ago, I guess it was, and I love playing while at her house. But, it is hard to get play time in with four kids standing in line. Since I won $127 at the fair, ... Read more

Finally as promised... a blog on the fair

Friday, August 21, 2009      6 comments

Okay. I've mentioned a little in my responses to some threads; but here's the blog on the fair that I promised. We all did VERY WELL money-wise at the fair. My older daughter entered almost everything that she could enter in the Junior buil... Read more

The 26th is D-day for my tests.... (and other thoughts)

Monday, August 10, 2009      4 comments

Well, I went in to see the gastro-doc and saw his nurse practioner (which was fine with me). She said with my family history of mom and granddad both having colon cancer that a colonoscopy was definitely in order. However, they also want to do a... Read more

Results of My CT... and more tests to come

Thursday, August 06, 2009      3 comments

Well, the pain in my side is still there. The doctor is baffled. The pain is like I have gallbladder problems... but I have no gallbladder. The CT that I had done last week showed nothing but a small naval hernia. It was supposed to be fixe... Read more

DD as Babette in Beauty and the Beast, Jr.

Saturday, July 25, 2009      2 comments

I'm am so proud of my girl.. of course! emoticonRead more

I'm not very happy right now!

Thursday, July 23, 2009      2 comments

Okay. As you know, my older DD has been in theater workshop the last 2 weeks. The B/G club has been picking her up except for Monday and Tuesday of this week because of an eye appt and a dentist appt. Tuesday afternoon I talked to the girl at th... Read more

Proud of "Honors" Daughter

Tuesday, July 21, 2009      3 comments

Well, last week we got a letter from the school inviting us to come to a meeting about advanced courses for our older daughter. That was tonight. What we found out was that there are two Honors courses... Reading and Math. The students hav... Read more

No Surgery for Gran. Yeah!

Friday, June 26, 2009      2 comments

Gran had a CT of her carotid arteries on Monday. We saw the surgeon today. The test results showed less than 50% blockage in each artery. It said it was a calcification. That is the problem she has with her heart valve that causes her murmur. ... Read more


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