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Anyone Willing to Send a Postcard?

Sunday, January 25, 2015      3 comments

Grandson Sean's pre-K class will soon do a unit about mail. They are hoping for postcards from many places. If anyone is interested in sharing in this, please send a picture postcard with the greeting for Sean. Feel free to sign it anyway you wi... Read more

A Good Morning For All!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014      5 comments

Today was the first day of school for the grandsons. We got ready sooo smoothly, I just couldn't believe it! Of course, it won't always be like that, but I'm definitely grateful for the blessing of a good beginning. David and Paul were up e... Read more

Major Change to the Morning Routine

Saturday, August 16, 2014      6 comments

No, I don't just mean the changes caused by school starting up again on Wednesday. Nor is it just adding in seeing Marshall off to middle school. This one is major, and it's all to the good! We got Sean's bus schedule, and it threw us for a... Read more

Why I'm Crazy Busy

Sunday, August 10, 2014      4 comments

Ever since we moved here with Dad, our little living room has had a loveseat and a large, comfy recliner. Nothing else for seating. It worked for Dad and us. It worked for moving in David and 2 little boys. Just add beanbags, which they already ... Read more

Crazy Busy!

Saturday, August 09, 2014      4 comments

Yup, I'm crazy AND crazy busy. Crazy for letting myself get so crazy busy! But a week after Labor Day, I'll know it was all worth it! First, of course, is getting 3 grandsons ready to go back to school on the 20th. Sean will be in full day ... Read more

Baby Steps Work!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014      6 comments

Just a quick update. I started during this past week added one baby step incrementally each day. 100% success so far. Of course, I'm sure I won't be able to say that forever. And, since I'm not yet fixing ALL the bad habits I've let myself drift... Read more

Re-establishing Habits

Wednesday, July 23, 2014      4 comments

I'm planning to set up habits to re-establish, one day at a time over the interim between BLC rounds. I'll think them through 5 at a time and then review. 1 - Dr. Carlson's water rule. This one requires explanation. MANY years ago, when I... Read more

Musings on BLC25

Wednesday, July 23, 2014      2 comments

One of the items for the final Weekend Challenge was to blog on what this round meant to me. Obviously, I didn't get it done then, but I'm ready to write now. I wasted the round in many ways. I took a nasty fall and got some major injuries... Read more

A Light At the End of the Tunnel?

Monday, May 05, 2014      9 comments

Maybe. I'm afraid to celebrate, but I am cautiously optimistic. My BLC24 teammates knew the heights and the depths last round of thinking that 11 year-old Marshall would finally be spending school years with dad David and vacations with his moth... Read more

Still Waiting For Marshall....

Tuesday, April 22, 2014      9 comments

It's definitely past time to catch up my SparkFriends. I wrote some of this on my Sunset Stingays chat thread, but not much. And the rest of you are totally clueless. Well, my last blog was so positive! I was so excited!!! But within 36 ho... Read more

Growing Our Family!

Tuesday, April 08, 2014      14 comments

What a crazy, crazy week this has been! Some of what's gone on, I've shared with my BLC Sunset Stingrays team. The biggest thing of all, though, is what I wasn't free to share until now. Most of you know that #2 son David moved in with us ... Read more

Wild Weather!

Wednesday, April 02, 2014      7 comments

Two days of severe thunderstorms expected here in Mid-MO. This morning, I got caught in it. We'll see what tomorrow brings! For those of you who know there's also a 4 year-old grandson in the house, he rides a bus to his preschool, so he do... Read more

There's WHAT In My Tea?

Monday, March 31, 2014      8 comments

foodbabe.com/2013/08/21/
do-you-know-whats-really-i
n-your-tea/ This morning I read a reference to pesticides in commercial teas, which are largely unwashed before being bagged. So I googled "brand name tea and pestic... Read more

Coping Better...And Some Good News

Saturday, March 08, 2014      11 comments

2 Timothy 1:7 King James Version (KJV) 7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. My original reaction to the news of grandson Jakob's need for surgery on cartilage in his voice box w... Read more

Please Help! Seriously, I'm Falling Apart Inside!

Wednesday, March 05, 2014      14 comments

I'm scared, and I've hardly been able to see through my tears since Monday. Many of you know that my 13-year-old grandson Jakob is a micro-preemie survivor. He was born at 24 weeks 3 days. The only thing he had going for him from a medical stand... Read more


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