Tuesday, October 14, 2014
It feels like forever since I've been online--my hard drive is down again, and I'm at the library using my BRAND NEW library card for the first time! LOL
I'm doing fairly well in spite of all the stress... two weeks after my dad died, my ex's fiancée lost her dad--and a few weeks after that, HIS dad was found on the bathroom floor, also deceased. Crazy. I don't know how to react any more...
There are all kinds of good things going on, though. I have really been enjoying working with the choir at my church, and there is a stake conference coming up so we're all participating in the choir for that...
My dear friend Helen has a green thumb, and she had a bumper crop of volunteer tomatoes that sprang up in her compost pile! LOL Guess who's been getting baskets full of them? MMmmm, good! And cucumbers too!
I don't have a lot of time, today, so I just want to say thanks for all of your support. I've got more messages and good wishes than I can read in one session, but I'll do my best to make it down to the library at least once a week until I can get my laptop fixed or replaced...
Thanks for not giving up on me!
Saturday, September 06, 2014
My doctor needs to have her scale recalibrated. It shows that I've lost weight in the last 3 weeks. I put it on my tracker without thinking and looked at my start page--
TWENTY TWO POUNDS??
MY scale says it's only eight...
Saturday, September 06, 2014
My mom and dad were married for 18 years... He remarried first...
At his funeral, they played Bobby Vinton's "I Love How You Love Me." Cheesy? Nope. Just my dad all over. He came across sometimes as a bit of a tough guy, but had a streak of romantic about two miles wide. I believe it was from him to his wife after 42 years of marriage. There was a video/photo presentation, mostly his latest birthdays. A few stories were told...
The last thing they played was George Straight's "I Cross My Heart" ... Seemed like it was from her to him.
...I knew my dad was in the army when he met my mom, but it never dawned on me that he had enlisted and served during the Korean war. He was never (to my knowledge, lol) deployed outside of the continental U.S. but he was an artillery officer with the rank of lieutenant, and was a veteran of a foreign war and was given military honors at his funeral--21 gun salute, the playing of taps on a bugle, the folding of the flag and its presentation with thanks from a grateful nation.
I cried, of course.
Naturally, my brother and sister, and my brother's widow, as well as all of my stepbrothers and -sisters and my half sister were there with their partners, and most of my nieces came with their spouses and boyfriends, and my one nephew. (My niece that lives in Texas couldn't make it)... some old family friends...and a handful of people that I haven't seen since AT LEAST 1970, most notably Jimmy and Julie, the son and daughter of his best friend Bob. We played with them as children... They are old and gray now. Hm. LOL
I didn't take any pictures, unfortunately. But I do have a copy of the obituary and the program with his picture on front and back and the poetry my brother wrote for him.
As soon as I'm somewhere that I can scan it in, I'll post that. He was a handsome character... of course I'm prejudiced in his favor, but you'll see...
I'm going to really miss him.
Meanwhile, back at the post... I saw my primary care physician yesterday about that lingering cough. Some abnormalities showed up in the breathing tests, and I'm going in for a CT scan... some suspicion that there may be a lung disease? Sheesh. I sincerely doubt it, but I'll go. I'm tired of sore ribs! Can't deal with it unless we know what's causing it, right?
And I haven't had any pain meds for two days now--remarkably clear headed and HURTING...my pain meds prescription is messed up again.
And so is my van. It's guzzling coolant, but there's no visible leak?!
Hey, Ho, just another day in the life... LOL
It's SO good to be home!
Friday, September 05, 2014
I am exhausted, a 380 mile trip, and coming home to a pile of unpaid bills... one of which is my internet service. There are a number of more crucial ones, so it's going to take me a bit to get that one paid (Brian promised to help but can't do much until after Halloween!...) so I may be AWOL for a bit again--but I promise I'll try not to get sick so I can make it to the library now and again. Without my WiFi, I don't even have access on my android!...LOL
When I am not so tired, I'll fill you in on the "family reunion" too... It was sad, true, but nice to see so many of my family members in one place!...
Love all you guys.
Sunday, August 24, 2014
It's the sabbath, and as usual, I have a lot of preparation to do today...
It's not going to be easy...
My dad passed away last night.
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