Friday, May 1, 2009


I have got to quit procrastinating about sitting down and doing a painting. I have everything any artist could want to get started. I know I can paint, I have the paintings to prove it. There is nothing I can't do. The thing is my areas to paint are so cluttered with my art junk and that is a lot of junk, kids clutter from college days and growing up days, hunting clutter, my son hunts and it is everywhere in his room in the garage, my paint room, my closet and every corner that is open. My life has become one big clutter and I don't know where to start. These last few years I had hurt my back then had back surgery and things just kept piling up and now I don't know where to start. I have become a pack rat and I don't know what to throw away because I have lost things and I am afraid if I throw anything away I will throw away something important that I lost. What I really need is for my kids to come help me get rid of their stuff and my stuff and then we have some things from family members who have passed on that we don't really want to get rid of. But I am getting to the point that I don't want THINGS! THINGS CLUTTER THE MIND! THINGS CLUTTER YOUR LIFE! THINGS ARE JUST, THAT, THINGS! THEY HAVE NO MEANING! THINGS ARE JUST CLUTTER! Now that I have said that I feel so much better. I just can't stop thinking about how we have had to get rid of so many things when Ralph's mom and aunt died in their homes. And how hard it was for Ralph as an only child to have to be the one to clear it all out. If anyone has any suggestions as to how to start this I would sure appreciate it. I feel like I am drowning. I can't be creative when I am consumed with despair(clutter/things)! LOL Maybe I should do a painting of my despair(clutter/things)! That would be a trip! I should do a Daily painting contest with a picture of all my clutter. That would be fun to see my clutter/things from someone else's point of view. Maybe I should hire an organizer to come organize my house and garage! Maybe I should just have an estate sale and start all over! (But keep my art supplies and husband) Oh well if anyone reads this I would sure appreciate your ideas as to where to start besides with a match!

Thursday, April 16, 2009


I received this e-mail this morning from my co-worker about 2nd Chance! Yay! The necessary funds have been received and he will be getting his surgery as soon as he is strong enough. I'm sure that Lynn's mom will keep us updated on the success of this wonderful dog.

Monday, April 13, 2009

2nd Chance


Dr. Phil Chitwood, a Poteau, OK vet, has quoted the surgery for 2nd Chance at $895, that is with his discount for the Humane Society. 2nd Chance is responding well to the antibiotics, food and water and lots of love and attention from volunteers. 2nd Chance can even be adopted after he has been rehabilitated. Poteau Valley Humane Society

Oh my goodness I hate it when animals are not treated with respect. I hate it when they are abused. A coworker sent me an e-mail with this photo and the following message:

This is 2nd Chance. He was brought into the humane society Saturday by one of the volunteers who found him at a ball park in AR. Notice his right hind foot which has been drug almost completely off. We don't know if this is a case of neglect, abuse, cruelty or just what has happened to him. We know that he will have to have extensive medical care and have the leg amputated when he is physically able to stand the surgery.

He has the absolute best temperament as he will let you hold the food dish while he is eating; something most starving dogs would never let anyone do. He is so grateful for the sanctuary we have provided for him. The soft bed of old comforters, the food, water and pain medicine we are giving him along with antibiotics and the kind words are surely something he has not had in a long time. He is an older dog, maybe even too old to do the surgery on, but I surely hope not. I think he deserves his 2nd Chance, don't you?

-From: Poteau Valley Humane Society
Sent: Sunday, April 12, 2009 11:06 AM

I f anyone feels the urge to send a donation to help poor second chance please contact the Poteau Valley Humane Society at the above link and they will tell you where to send a donation.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

More Shots of the Girls

Well actually this pic was after Sydney's hug it just didn't come out that way on the blog LOL

More Shots of the Girls

Izy has never had ice cream in her life! This was her first time! I must say SHE LOVED IT. THANKS TO DADDY! And of course Lisa for shaming Natalie for not letting her enjoy the Foods that are not Good For Her! LOL She'll never be the same. Ice Cream to Izy is Gogurt!


Isn't she precious! She is the cutest thing. She is just getting to that cute stage and everything is fun and new!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Fun times on Spring Break. Well I waited all day long on Lisa to get laundry done and packed on Saturday and finally at 5:00 pm we took off for Austin. Mind you it was a 7 hour drive. When she arrived we had to load my stuff and Ace's car seat. We had that Tahoe packed to the max! Middle seats: Sydney in her car seat, Ace in his car seat, Baylee in seat belt; Back seat: one seat down to hold all our belongings, and Hannah in seat belt and we're off.

Ace panting wondering what the heck is going on. Here I am in a car with a bunch of kids and two crazy women. What have I got myself into? This kid next to me is saying, "Lay down and watch Chi chi hua hua movie Ace. What the heck is a chi chi hua hua, I'm not watching some dog called a Chi chi hua hua, I am a Bichon Frise and I am a high maintenance dog I should be the star of a movie! Get me the heck out of this back seat with these kids Mama! Maybe if I wiggle and pant long enough she will let me up there in her lap.

Uh oh, here she comes with the cheese and that Benedryl. If she thinks I am going to calm down and go to sleep she has another thought coming. I will stay awake forever. She's not going to get out of my sight and leave me with all this! When are we going to get where we are going?

First stop is Sherman, everyone has got to go to the bathroom including me! Where are we? I smell Food! Oh good she is taking me in Braum's and I will get to eat! Let me be a good boy and I will go to the bathroom before I go in. Oh no what's this? She is putting me back in my car seat and leaving me in the car! What the heck, I am better than those kids! I have been quiet and good, maybe I did a little panting but what the heck! Does she think that sun roof is going to give me enough air? There she goes looking back at me, can I look any sadder to make her take me with her? No, she is going in with that woman and those 3 kids. Maybe she will bring me an ice cream cone. Yippee! Ok here I sit who are all these people driving through here? I am sooo hungry that food smells delicious! OK here she comes with a doggie bag! BEEF I can't wait. Now here she goes with another pill, what is she trying to do to me knock me out and leave me on the side of the road somewhere? OK I guess I'll take it anyway with that hamburger....What? CHICKEN? You've got to be kidding me? Chicken? They get hamburgers and I get chicken! I guess it's better than nothing.

Where are we going? We are on the road again. Now they want me to watch some other movie. These kids are telling me to lay down and watch the movie don't they know I don't watch TV. How long have we been driving? When are we going to get there? Where are we going? I'm tired of this $100 bed she bought me with this seat belt. It's not near as comfortable as her lap. Mama let me in your lap, I don't like it here right in front of this TV.

Well 2 hours later and we are stopping again. Yea! I get to walk somewhere and smell the ground. I love to smell new things. You never know what you are going to run into! This is fun I like walking around new places, wait what are we doing going back to that Tahoe? Stop I don't want to go in. What this kid is taking me! Oh no my Mama is walking off! They are putting me in this car! Mama they are going to run off with me, where are you going? I have to go where my Mama is, they are not going to get me in there! I'm not getting in that car with those 3 kids and watching the Chi chi hua hua movie again! NO NO NO! Oh good here comes Mama, it's OK, she is going with us. Oh gosh I thought she was gone forever! Here we go again WHERE ARE WE GOING? This is the longest ride I have been on in a long time. They keep saying in just a little while, when is a little while going to be here?

Next stop Austin they say! OK Let's go! Who is in Austin? Where is Austin?

Well we finally get to Austin! It is 1:30 in the morning I am tired and I have to go to the potty. Oh look I get to get off this leash and and and uh oh, there is my human sister, that means we are going to see those grandbabies mama is so crazy about! Oh my gosh! I'll never get my mama's attention. I'll be a lowly nobody! How long are we going to be here?

Well poor Ace has had to take a back seat this week. I got to spend the week with those wonderful grandbabies! I haven't down loaded the pics yet, but I will have them soon.

It was so good to see Izy! Her uncle Travis brought her in to me first thing Sunday morning! He told her he had a surprise for her and it was MIMI! Well seeing as she had a hold of Uncle Travis I don't know that she was quiet ready for MIMI but she came to me. She felt so good. And of course Ace was hopping up and down jealous as all get out. But he loves Izy so it was hard to tell if he was jealous or just happy to see her. I can't believe how much she has grown.

I took her downstairs and showed her what I had brought her! A Bunny rabbit! and squeeze it's hand and watch! HERE COMES PETER COTTON TAIL, HOPPING DOWN THE BUNNY TRAIL, HIPPITY HOPPING, EASTER'S ON IT'S WAY, DAH DAH DAH FOR ALL THE GIRLS AND BOYS, DAH DAH DAH DAH DAH DAH DAH HIPPITY HOPPING EASTER'S ON IT'S WAY! And Peter jumps and flaps his arms, it's a hoot! And she sat right down in the floor and played it over and over and over and over while mom was sleeping in! When Natalie got up I asked her if she heard Izy's new toy and she informed me that it was a MIMI's house toy and would be going home with me! Ha! We'll see about that. As of this posting it seems Peter Rabbit's batteries ran out! Or did someone remove the batteries?????

We had a really good time while we were there. My mom and sister came and stayed a few days. Mom and I tried to teach Natalie, Lisa and my sister how to play hand in foot! That was not a good idea. We played a trial game with open hands and mom, who likes to win at everything, kept playing to win and so Natalie wouldn't be able to play, it was quiet funny because Nat figured out real quick what was going on! After that game we played Uno! That was hysterical. We had a really good time together. Mom really didn't get to hold Sophie much though between me, Lisa, and my sister. Everytime she got her someone would take her away!

Oh my goodness, you talk about sweet. That Sophia is the sweetest baby. And she loves to be held and Momma holds her too. So we really didn't get to spoil her any at all, she was already spoiled! What a little doll! I must say I enjoyed going down to Texas. Didn't get to see the Blue Bonnets though. Didn't get to take any pictures to paint! We traveled at night so it was hard to see. But I did get to go to Jerry's Artarama. It is a fantastic Art Supply store that I shop online with all the time. Loved loved loved going there!

Well I must say we had a very good time and I enjoyed visiting with my grandchildren, daughter, son-in-law, and Travis, Garth's brother. Traveling with Lisa and her children was great! They were the best kids. It was funny though, they never said a word going and coming until we got to Dallas and they wanted to ask a thousand questions, or mom to put a new movie in, Sydney wanted something right now, not in a minute! We got lost once and Thelma (GPS) put us right back on track by recalculating! We only got stopped one time by the highway patrol and when he looked in and saw everyone was strapped in their seats including the dog, he let us go with a warning! YEA! DOG SEATS AND SEAT BELTS, ACE SAVED THE DAY!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Just a few more days to Spring Break

Oh my goodness I have been so busy posting to Doreen everyday I have totally ignored my website.

In just 3 days I will be leaving to go to Austin and see my wonderful grandbabies. Ralph and I went to Tulsa this weekend to see them. And of course I had to get down and dirty and clean Britt's house before I could even sit down! Oh how nice it would be to visit one time and not have to clean, but it does make me feel like I'm still needed!!!! NOT!

We went to eat at Lone Star Steakhouse. That was an experience. It took them 2 hours almost before we were served. Now try keeping a 20 month old and a 4 1/2 month old quiet in that amount of time. Sophie is so funny, she likes to coo and holler. She enjoys hearing herself. Now Ralph who can't hear anything just kept holding his ears when she hollered. Natalie asked him how he couldn't hear us when we tried to talk to him but her hollering was hurting his ears. LOL. It was fun I walked Sophie around and around, she likes to walk. She doesn't like to just sit. We got to know all the servers and customers real well. Everyone had a smile for her as we went around the room. Izy wanted to eat Britt's salad. He asked Nat if she ever told her No. LOL He is such a baby, she was eating all his cheese. After that remark she threw some cheese back at him. She didn't have a clue what she had just done and how perfect it fit in with his remark, but it sure looked like she knew what she was doing. Pretty funny.

I am finally getting over this crud I have had for 2 weeks. Maybe some good ole Texas sun will dry me out. OH OH and I hope that the Blue Bonnets are in bloom. How I love the Blue Bonnets. I am determined to do a painting of the Blue Bonnets some day. I have seen so many that I like, but I want one that I DID.

This should be an interesting trip, Travis drove back with Nat and the two girls. He will be there till Tuesday, Lisa and her three girls and me and Ace are going down to stay, and my mom will be coming on Saturday to stay till Tuesday, which is the day that Travis is leaving. I think there will be 11 or 12 bodies and 3 dogs. I believe Natalie and Garth will have there fill of all of us by the time the week is over. It should make for a good post next week.

I remember when my mom and dad lived overseas and they would come back to the states every summer for 32 days. That would be my family of 5, then Ralph for 32 days. Ralph being an only child from a small family was totally overwhelmed by all of them. LOL But you know the old saying, when you marry, you marry the whole fam damily! It was quiet hairy at times. My mom and Ralph got along like a cat and dog. I believe I walked around on pins and needles the whole time never knowing what one would say to the other. No wonder I would get a migraine at least oncel while everyone was there. Finally mom told me to just leave them alone and they would be just fine. It finally worked after years of hard work. LOL Now they are pretty use to each other.

Well now Garth has transferred to Texas and taken my daughter and grandkids of course, so he will now get to know my whole family, but thank goodness he comes from a family of 5 and he won't be as shell shocked as Ralph was! LOL

More later

Thursday, February 26, 2009


You know Oh happy DAy, Oh Happy Daaaay, When Jesus washed, when Jesus washed, Oh when he washed, HE WASHED MY SINS AWAY.. OH HAPPY DAY, I like to sing that song when I am Happy about something. And I am happy that my Babies are back in Oklahoma today... I won't get to see them till Sunday, but at least they are here in Oklahoma for a visit. YEA Oh Happy Day!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

She has now put Carly in her crate because she came in from being walked and pooped all in the living room floor. Twentyfour hours and she goes home.
Well I am taking care of my son's 6 month old lab and his other lab Drake who I took care of for three years and he literally drug me through the streets and bar ditches of Stigler. Britt, my son, had to go on a business trip and had no one to take them on. Drake has really calmed down. I think he doesn't want to leave so he's being a perfect gentleman, plus he finally got neutered and I think that calmed him down a lot. The she devil (Carly, the new pup) is worse than Drake ever thought about being. I can't believe I'm doing this. My Bichon, Ace who is recooperating from a herniated disc and his small fracture in his spine, doesn't need all this commotion but is doing OK with it all. I don't mind keeping them at Britt's because his yard is fenced in, mine isn't so I have to walk them every 30 minutes. The pup has to go that often the other two don't. No one goes out the door without Drake. Ace I can keep inside. Just one more day and they go home. The house keepers come tomorrow. Boy will they be in for a surprise LOL. I bet they charge me double for double the trouble. Can you imagine 3 dogs two of them labs, running around in the house with no fenced in yard! WEll ASK ME I CAN TELL YOU ALL ABOUT IT!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

A Wonderful Valentines Weekend

What a wonderful weekend Ralph and I had. We went to Tulsa for a Dinner Dance he takes me too every year. We dress up in After five attire, tuxedos for the guys. It's fun to do that once a year. I guess we could call it our Old People's Prom LOL.

There was a fantastic band called "Mid Life Crisis" I know the name is corny, but they were far from corny. Seems they opened for the Eagles last November and they are very impressive. They sang the Beatles, Beegees, Chicago, Van Morrison, Eagles, Loggins & Messina, Dooby Brothers, Temptations, My gosh I don't think there was any group they didn't sing a song of from bands in the 60's and some early 70's. There had to be 8-10 members. If you ever get the opportunity to hear them GO, you won't be able to sit. Ralph and I danced more than we have in years. You couldn't keep from dancing.

I babysat the boys and girls Friday night, Ace, Drake, and then Carly. She is a hoot. Ace is suffering from a small fracture in his back and a herniated disc. He is loosing control of his hind legs because of it. I guess the drive to Tulsa totally stressed him out and he was screaming with pain Friday night. I had to call the Vet to get permission to give him a pain pill and increase his prednisone. Finally around bed time he started moving a little. By Saturday morning he was a lot better. I can not figure out how this happened to him. It all started after the ice storm. I don't know whether he twisted his back and slid funny on the ice or what. I had dropped the leash on his back the other day. I don't know it just breaks my heart to see this little guy in pain. I love that dog as much as my grandbabies. I just hope he gets better with out back surgery.

Oh my poor grandbaby suffered a casualty this weekend. When Britt told me what happened I was concerned but I was more concerned for Natalie. She is such a careful mother and we all know you can be the most careful person in the world but accidents happen and heaven only knows those babies can get into something before you know it. I told Britt my heart goes out to Nat I know how it feels when your baby gets hurt, but it sounds to me like she was calm like her Daddy always was. I couldn't have made it through our catastrophes with out Ralph, he was always my rock. I always said the Good Lord watched over my babies because Heaven only knows I would go to pieces when something happened to them. It's a long story, but it has to do with giving a child up for adoption. You always think something is going to happen to those around you for your punishment.

One of these days I'll go into that story, it's a good one and it had a happy ending. We found each other and it has been a very positive experience. Her parents mean the world to me and my children love their sister like she was raised right there with them. And her parents feel the same about Natalie and Britt. It is a wonderful thing, not all birth reunions turn out like ours. But I think if everyone keeps their feelings in check it can work out like ours did.

Well that's all for tonight. Please remember to keep Doreen in your prayers, she is still recooperating and needs all of us praying for her.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Izabella Ralphyella

This morning when I went out to walk Ace, I saw the MOST amazing rainbow. It went from one side of the sky to the other. It was a complete rainbow. So many times you see 1/2 of it but this morning it was all there in living color, just beautiful. I immediately thought of Brooke and Hillary leaving to go to Houston this morning and how that must have felt when they saw it. Someone described driving to work and it was like they were driving under it and I wondered if that was how the girls felt. It gave me goose bumps. I don't ever think I have seen one so intense and close, like I could reach up and touch it. And you couldn't help but remember God's promise to Abraham with the rainbow. It truly was a sign of hope.

I received the cutest picture of Izy today. On second thought I never received anything BUT cute pictures of Izy. It made my day. I then proceeded to tell Natalie how I use to take a Polaroid of her every morning before I left for work. LOL and she replied "So uv said" How funny, her way of letting me know I've told her on more than one occasion. Oh well, I'm sure I'll repeat myself many more times. As I watch her raise her two girls it just brings back so many wonderful memories of my firsts with her. Being older when I had her and having given a child up for adoption when I was younger, I cherished every minute of her earlier years; and her later years, the earlier years were just so much more memorable when she worshiped the ground I walked on and couldn't talk back LOL

Monday, February 9, 2009

My weekend with the girls

Oh my gosh, I got 2 spend time with Izy and Sophie Saturday and Sunday while Natalie did her marathon work weekend. I don't know how many times she can do this as a nursing mom. She thoroughly enjoyed the time away from the girls and difinitely needed it, but boy she is going to be worn out when she gets home. I know I was worn out, but it was a good worn out. We only had a few catastrophes.

First I get up Saturday morning at 6:00 and proceed to Lysol and bleach every inch of Britt's house to prepare for the girls to stay. Go to the grocery store supply the frig, go back to Britt's unload the car, then proceed into Tulsa to get Sophie. I only get one at a time, Nat thinks it might be a little overwhelming LOL. Well I pick up that little bundle of joy and she was great, she slept all the way to Uncle Britt's. Get to Uncle Britt's and start to get Sophie out of the Suburban and lo and behold I don't know how to get the car seat of out the car! I tried for 10 minutes, finally, Britt has a neighbor who has been my night in shining armor before and I ring his doorbell and asks for his help.... He laughs and gets Sophie out. I couldn't believe it, I pushed every knob and never got the right one, thank goodness Sophie was asleep.

The rest of the day went great until Bath time. Travis had brought Izy over to Britt's so she could stay with us. Uncle Britt was suppose to help. yeh right, he calls and says he's not hungry and he is taking his dog to train. I told him it didn't matter whether he was hungry or not, but Izy would be before he was through after dark. God was surely watching over me because I managed to get Izy fed while Sophie was sleeping. Then Uncle Britt gets home. It was rather loud and she loves to say Bitt. Not Britt , but Bitt, so they go back and forth calling each other's name. Finally I get Sophie asleep so I can give Izy a bath, so I tell Britt to go change the sheets on his bed for his sister so I can lay Sophie down! Noooo, I'll hold Sophie while Mom changes his sheets. Before long he and Izy manage to wake Sophie and she goes in to her MELTDOWN time. Now mind you, if Britt would have been quiet and not talked she would have stayed asleep while I bathed Izy and got her to bed. We proceeded to spend the next 2 hours in utter chaos in which Britt decided he will never have kids. I wish everyone could have seen Britt holding Sophie trying to get her to calm down with sweat rolling of his forehead and bouncing her every way he knew how to calm her down. I told him Tough, he should have changed the sheets on his bed and he wouldn't have been in that situation, so tough it out for waking her up. LOL

Well, Britt decided to give Izy her bath and me hold the baby. The next thing I know he is in there asking Izy "Do you know how to wash yourself?" OK Izy is not even 2 yet and she had just pooped in her diaper before I put her in the tub! LOL I have Sophie crying, because it is meltdown time and all I really want to do is strangle Britt for waking her ! So I say, "BRITT! GET IN HERE AND HOLD SOPHIE AND I'LL GIVE IZY HER BATH!" So we switch again. MY GOSH HE IS GOING NUTS BY NOW. When is Natalie coming home, isn't it time for her to get here? How long does it take to do someone's hair? Oh this scene was hysterical. Finally I get Izy clean, diaper changed, PJ's on and milk made and in bed. Then take over Sophie. By this time he is on the phone to Natalie, when are you coming home. Of course she thinks I'm upset and she wants to talk to me and explains she will be working till 1:00 in the morning, did I not understand that, she diffinitely made that clear, I tried to explain that Britt was the one having difficulty. Well, I go into the kitchen to make Sophie a bottle with milk he had to go pick up from Natalie at the shop before he came home. Lo and Behold I SMELL GAS! NOT THE BODILY KIND EITHER! Seems little Izy while I was making her milk turned the gas stove on, without a fire and it was spewing gas into the kitchen. MY GOSH WHAT ELSE? Well I run out of the kitchen with Sophie and holler at Britt , We had to open the windows, 35 degrees outside, and air out the house from the fumes. And Britt had to fix the Breast milk because he chose that over holding Sophie again!!!!!!!! Anybody wiping their tears yet???? Finally 3 hours later I text Natalie a message that says PTL everyone is down. Now who doesn't know that PTL means PRAISE THE LORD???? My daughter and her lovely childhood friend LISA!!!

Well we manage to make it through and my lovely daughter comes home at 3:3o in the morning, Britts Spanish speaking neighbors are partying and singing Spanish rock music to the loud boom of the bass. Now I know why Izy kept waking up. Britt's dogs start barking, Sophie wakes up`, then Izy wakes up and Natalie has the audacity to say "Why is it everytime I spend the night here everyone wakes up? We don't have this problem at home or at Garth's parents! HMMMM. Could it be Britt has a small house with absolutely no insulation between the walls and you could here an ant belch???? And mom comes in at 3:30 in the morning and wakes everyone up? And of course, Izy wants to see Mommy, See mommy mimi, so she goes in and ready to start her day, "Hi mommy, gets on the bed and ready to chat! Mimi of course has not slept because I want to be awake in case of another catastrophe and I don't want it to happen on MY WATCH!!

Oh my. Well being the good Mimi, I take Izy to bed and get up when she gets up, Sophie wakes up and when Nat gets through feeding Sophie asks me to come get her! I do, still going on not much sleep and the stress of last night. Britt of course seems to have vanished, he is nowhere to be found. Like father like son! Well the girls and I did great. I fed Izy and Sophie layed on her mat and played herself to sleep and Izy and I played. Britt gets home and I start warming up lunch thinking all this time when mom gets up, I can get a nap. Well mom gets up and says Oh mom I'm meeting Jaime and Kim and some others for lunch at 1:00 is that OK? Then we'll go in and do your hair. What can I say? Sure honey go ahead. Well lunch goes into 4:00 on Sunday afternoon, I live an hour and a half away and my hair still isn't done yet, Sophie loves to be held and we held all afternoon so I decide to call Ralph and tell him Im going to stay over so Nat can have time with her friends and we can still do my hair. Ralph is not HAPPY! HE SAYS YOU NEED TO PLAN YOUR TIME BETTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!GEEZ I NEED TO PLAN MY TIME BETTER!!!!!::::???????????????? OH OK

Some days it just doesn't pay. By the way, to any of you young mothers who read this, and want us all to know what you go through? Guess what we have been there, that is why we try to be there for you so please be sure and thank those wonderful Mothers for being there and know that everything isn't always what it appears to be!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Prayers for Doreen

For those who read this please put Doreen Forrester on your prayer list. They have found that she has a brain tumor that is malignant. She has an appointment at MD on Monday at 2:00 p.m. and will be there for 14 days.You can read updates on her at . I have been the child of a parent who went to MD Anderson and I can't thinkg of a better place to be. They are the most wonderful and compassionate caregivers that I have ever been involved with. My dad's doctor called him at home to check on him as well as returning his call when he or mom had questions.

Our husbands work together, our girls have gone to school together, grown up together, and now are having children. I can't imagine being in her place right now. Grandkids change your whole outlook on life, every minute becomes so much more special than it was before. You think your children are funny and witty and great and then God gives us grandchildren. What a blessing . My thoughts and prayers are with her and her family.

Thursday, January 29, 2009


Well I am starting to learn about blogging! What a new experience. I have always run my thoughts through my little head. Saved all my funny remarks for only myself and now I am attempting to put my thoughts to paper so to speak!

I miss my grandkids so much I have started dreaming about them! Oh my gosh. I used to think my mother-in-law was so goofy about my children and I have become my mother-in-law! LOL what a compliment to her.

My husband called our daughter yesterday and he said you know what Izy said? "Ola Papa!" He was just beaming. I know it reminded him of when he was younger and his grandfather used to give him money when he would count to 10 in Spanish. LOL He said, she's been in Texas 2 weeks and she is already learning Spanish! We are awful!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Missing my grandbabies

I miss my grandbabies immensely. I never knew that having kids would lead to such a wonderful experience.

They have recently moved to Austin and it's been two lweeks but I am already having withdrawals. Imagine!