Friday, September 30, 2011


I am multitasking to the max tonight! I have been listening to EC football, they are winning an impressive win currently 69-21 over Hart Co. Actually, it is over now. A good win! Now the CATS are 7 - 0. I don't know if that is a record, but it is pretty great!!! 7 wins 0 losses to date! I am reminded of our Friday nights a few years ago. Rick and I rarely missed a game! I was one of those parents who couldn't keep my seat. I walked the scrimmage line and yelled for my team!! We went to several games after Nick graduated, but didn't go after that, but we did (and still do) listen on the radio.

Other things I was doing, having supper, playing on facebook and watching Blue Bloods while listening to the game and posting TD by TD! It was so fun!

It has been a few nights since I wrote anything. I have been working and it has been busy. But, I am not complaining! I am grateful to have a job! I love my job!

On Wednesday, Sandy and I went all the way to Dunmor KY and to Central City KY shopping for Primitive Decor. We both racked up some deals! We had a blast!

my favorite verse Jeremiah 29:11
A print from Sandy

I am thinking this is about all for tonight, I am very sleepy! Y'all have a blessed night, I love all y'all!

To be continued....................

Monday, September 26, 2011

and he arrived 21 years ago today

This is Nick's 21st birthday. It is hard to believe he could be that old, or I would be old enough to have a 25.5 year old and a 21 year old and 3 grandbabies! :)

Speaking of grandbabies, my Tobi ran up to me the other night when I got home from work and said "what we got here Gamma?" looking at my sandwich I brought home for supper after working all day. So she and I shared my chicken sandwich. She is so big. She will be 3 years old October 14. Can't believe that either. She was Papaw's girl for sure!

Tobi and Papaw just a couple
months before the tumor....

Y'all know we won! We got the speed limit raised to 45! I was hoping for 55, but I will settle with what we got! I think all the speeding tickets should be thrown out too! I wonder how to go about that? I didn't get one, but it is only because I happened to see just in the nick of time! When you pass "the house" and if they are outside smile and wave! :)

Love each other, remember each other in prayer!

I love y'all!
To be continued............

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Twenty-one years ago today

So 21 years ago today, Rick and I went to Toys R Us and bought a new car seat for a baby boy. He was due October 9, which by the way just happens to be John Lennon's birthday. I was kinda excited about that. Anyway. We were in the process of moving back towards KY, still in Massachusetts. I had one more shift to work. Rick had been in KY and TN moving most of our stuff and dropping Val who was 4 years old (would be 5 in January) off at my mom's to stay while the new baby was born and we finished moving. Susan had been up there visiting and went back to BG a few days earlier, I think I only had a day or two alone between the time she left and Rick got home on Sunday. It was a Monday by the way. So back to the story, Rick went on to work, I tried to nap before I went to class then work. I stopped by Jack and Aurora's on the way so I took Route 30 to Route 9 which was a slightly different way to go to work. I was at a stop sign waiting to pull onto Route 9 and suddenly there was a jolt. My car lunged forward into oncoming traffic traveling at 65+ MPH. I steered quickly to the right shoulder out of the traffic, got the car stopped and turned around and pointed my finger at the driver behind me, hereafter known as Mr. Buzzard. I told him "that would be quite enough out of you!" I wanted to say more but that is all I said. You should have seen his face when I got out of my car to check the damage. When he saw I was quite pregnant, he panicked. I thought he was going to run. He got out of his truck, he said you're fine, your car is fine. I am leaving. I said, no you are not. Give me your keys and go call the law. He argued a few minutes but decided he wouldn't win, so he gave me his keys and called the law. Long story short, I wound up in the back of an ambulance headed to the hospital when all I wanted to do was wait for Rick to come take me to the hospital to be checked. The cop called in to work for me. I missed my birth class. I was released the next morning only to find out late that afternoon that I had an abruption of the placenta (which means the placenta has detached from the uterus wall, can be fatal for the baby). The Dr. said the abruption was small and if there were no symptoms, I could just come in at 6am. So, we did that, everything was fine and Nicholas Ryan Sanders was born at 1:45 or so in the afternoon by C-section. He weighed 8 pounds even and was 19 inches long. Can you imagine him that small? I was afraid to drive again for quite a while, but Rick helped me. He went with me and made me drive. And by the way, my car that wasn't hurt according to Mr. Buzzard was damaged more than the book value of the car, you couldn't tell it by looking unless you were trained to see it. And the good thing was I was able to move with Rick instead of having to stay in MA for a couple of weeks. He started his job in October on time at Saturn. :)

I hope each of you has a blessed Sunday and a great week ahead!

I love y'all!
To be continued..............

13 days until WVFD hay ride and Haunted House

36 days until Halloween...

60 Days until Thanksgiving!

91 days until Christmas Day!
Just in case you need updating.......

Thursday, September 22, 2011

It is a long week!

Well, 2 work days down, 2 competency days down, one more to go then 3 work days to go. And on the third work day may baby boy turns 21 years old. And I have to work. It isn't every day that your baby turns 21 years old! And I will never experience that again. :( but such is the life in the nursing profession. I have missed many Christmas Days, family birthdays, and I am sure I will miss more! But it is OK. It is what I do. It is what I am meant to do.

It has been a difficult week for sleeping. I have been using my CPAP, and breathing doesn't seem to be the problem. Last night I felt a bit of anxiety, don't know what that is about. I just wake up about 3 am and most days I don't get back to sleep before it is time to get up. I will get it sorted out. I know I will.

I am struggling with a few issues, but I am not ready to put those in the blog just yet. I will when I get ready. maybe that is part of what is keeping me from sleeping so much. I will get it figured out.

Last Sunday at church this song was sang, it is so beautiful! She does a great job on this song! Makes me cry every time she sings it!





We also decided that on our Sunday day service following our business meeting night, we will take turns taking the preacher and his family home with us. Because of my work schedule, I am going first. We will see how it turns out. I will let you know!

15 days until WVFD hay ride and Haunted House

38 days until Halloween...

62 Days until Thanksgiving!

93 days until Christmas Day!
Just in case you need updating.......

I just thought you might like an update on upcoming special events! I am looking forward to Christmas myself!

I love y'all!
To be continued.............

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

It's been a few days since my last post

I am still using my CPAP, but the past 3 nights sleep just hasn't happened. I keep the mask on, toss and turn, turn and toss. 2, maybe 3 hours and I am wide awake again. Breathing (or lack of) doesn't appear to be the issue. I don't know what it is, but doesn't appear to be that. I haven't been feeling the best, like something I ate didn't agree with me, but no real problems. I don't know what it is. Maybe tonight I will sleep. I guess part of it is I worry too much. I worry about things I can't change. I need to remember the Serenity Prayer. I really do. It does apply, just have to learn to make it part of my nature maybe. Suggestions? Post on my wall!
Words to live by.....
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference.
Yesterday marked the 6th anniversary of the death of a special young man. This young was a good friend of Nick's and would come here, just open the door and say "hi mom" and go on up to Nick's room. They fought like brothers and made up about as soon as they were mad at each other. Always. And it is a thousand wonders Nick was not with them that evening. He was working with his dad that day and was exhausted. That is the only reason he was home. I don't know what God's plans were for this to happen. I just know it did and it showed a community how to come together to support a family in a time of grief and loss. You could not tell who was who over the next days and weeks. And that is how it is supposed to be. We have relationship with that family like our own. I might not see them for weeks or months (pass their house every day) and the thing is, if I call them at any hour of the day or night they would be here and vice versa.

I think this is about all for tonight. I am not going to remind you how many days until anything tonight. Just remember the WVFD hayride and haunted house is coming right up.....don't miss it!

I love all y'all!
To be continued..............

Thursday, September 15, 2011

just to clarify.....

I want to clarify something. I am moving Rick because our kids and I can't feel safe at this grave. I can't keep flowers on his grave. Those are the 2 reasons I am moving him. I want us to be able to go to his grave AND I want to keep flowers on his grave. I have spent hundreds of dollars on his flowers and go back and they are gone again. I have no idea what is happening to the flowers. The last flowers I placed there was Memorial Day. Those were mowed over. I don't know how they "blew off" his headstone. They were on tight. I had a difficult time getting them on they were so tight. I don't want anyone's feelings to be hurt, but he was my husband. I have a right to be able to go to his grave anytime I want to. I know he wanted to be exactly where he is, he picked out his plot. I know if he knew the circumstances, he would not want to be there. He would want me to be able to come to his grave. I know he would. So, this will happen. I still don't have a date, but everyone will be informed. And I don't want to have to wait months or years to be able to go.......

I love y'all.
To be continued...........

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

It has been a good day

Today started off pretty good, except being awakened by my almost 21 year old son to see if I would make him some gravy. It was 6am, and I usually am awake well before then anyway. I do have to work tomorrow, so this may be short. As soon as the storm is over, I am going to bed. I don't like storms.

I made a decision today that I had been thinking about for quite a while. I am going to move Rick's grave to Miller Hill. It will be in the next month or so, there is a ton of paperwork and a lot of work for poor Robbie. But, I have to do it. I think under the circumstances, Rick would understand. I have sent a message to close friends of his and mine, and told some family, I don't have a firm date yet, but I will let folks know in case they want to be there. I need to move on with life as he wanted me to do, and this is a step in the right direction. I don't know if I will ever "find anyone else" or not, I am not actively "looking" but he told me to find someone else, he made me promise that Saturday night before he let me call an ambulance that I would not live the rest of my life alone. I would have told him anything that night to get him to let me call that ambulance. Y'all keep us in your prayers. I will keep y'all in mine.

It is lightening so vividly right now! I HATE STORMS! Did I tell you that?

We had a good prayer meeting tonight. There was a lot of love around there tonight. Sandy and Teresa were right. We need to step up and pull up with all we have. I have been sitting long enough. I have to get back where I need to be so I can help someone. That is all I want to do. Help someone!

I thing this is all tonight, I am going to go into my room, turn on the TV and bury my head under the cover with my CPAP and hope the lights stay on! It'd be a little smothery in that mask if the power goes out......I believe I'd wake up tho.....

I love y'all!
To be continued...............

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Another night at our house......

This picture does not do the beautiful moon justice! I love the fall, the cooler temps at night, warm days, it will soon be time for the fireplace and hot chocolate, lots of homemade soups and chili! I can't wait! I know it is coming down from full just a tiny bit, but in the photo it looks so round! It is so light outside. Beautiful!

24 days until WVFD hay ride and Haunted House

47 days until Halloween...

72 Days until Thanksgiving!

102 days until Christmas Day!
Just in case you need updating.......

I went our driving for a while, went to CATO and got a new fall outfit for a good price, went over to Big Lots, lots of inexpensive decorations there for fall. I bought a little fall garland and treat bags for Halloween. Don't know if I work that day or not. Coming out of Big Lots, I saw that moon. It surely is beautiful! I know, I already said that!

I have been thinking a lot about a lot of things going on in my life. I am unsure of some things that I may need to do. I just don't know. I don't want to elaborate too much about it yet, I still have sorting out to do. Maybe just say a prayer for me that things will sort out.......
1 Corinthians 13:13
And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
Remember, love each other, pray for one another. Also remember all those who are sick. I have friends and cousins with sick children, and my friend who lost her brother last week has a sick husband this week. Please say a little prayer for them. :)

I love y'all!
To be continued.............

Sunday, September 11, 2011

couldn't be 3 in a row!

It certainly isn't quiet here tonight! I was met at the door by a most handsome young man saying "Hi Gamma!" he's my boy!

Well, where were you 10 years ago today? I was working at Baptist, wasn't a manager just yet, but I was kinda like a critical care supervisor. We no longer had house supervisors, but our director made the CCU charge nurse and myself alternating "supervisors" of her areas and taught us to schedule and help with payroll which would help me a few months later when I became a manager. I digress. I was making rounds in critical care, had just left the medical ICU and went into the CCU. They had the TV on at the nurse's station (a no-no) but I could see what was on, they said, 'don't say anything to us' I said what is going on, is that the twin towers with one on fire? They informed me they thought a plane had run into one. I asked them if it was an accident or on purpose. They said it was unclear at that point. We were watching and talking at the same time and just as we were discussing this, we watched that second plane fly into the second tower. We knew. We all just looked at each other, cried, felt anguish, fear, worry, many other feelings I am sure most of the nation was feeling. We were also given a directive by the mayor and governor to ensure we had at least 5 critical care beds that could be made available if they were needed because we were near a major airport with quick flight time from NY. We made the beds but by noon we were able to release them as it was determined they would not be needed. I will never, ever forget.

I worked today, it was a good day. I love my job, I may complain sometimes, but I really do love it.

We are on another countdown now. Pretty soon, WVFD will be having our annual hay ride and haunted house. It will begin the second weekend in October and run every Friday and Saturday night through October 29. Rides begin at dark. I am unsure of the closing time, previous years, it closed when there were no more riders. There is a new room this year, it will be very exciting and scary! We have a great haunted house! The firefighters and friends work very hard on making it one of the best. We have been told every year we are better than many haunted houses in 100 miles! Food will also be available for purchase at the fire department. Bring a sweater or jacket, it might be cool on the hayride to the haunted house.

I think this will be all for tonight.
Luke 6:31: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
I love y'all!
To be continued............

Saturday, September 10, 2011

All is quiet yet again!

I got home tonight to an empty house. I had had a visitor at some point today, there was a Jehovah's Witness pamphlet in my door. I left it outside. I don't mean to offend anyone, but I believe the way I do as is my right because of brave soldiers who died protecting my right (and theirs), I don't want their literature. Each person has a right to believe (or not) and one thing I believe is that there will be no unbelievers in Hell. I am grateful to have been raised where I was, when I was and that I was taken to an old-time country church where I heard the gospel preached, came under conviction and was saved by the grace of God. That is how I believe. I know one day I have a home in Heaven. I don't know how the Jehovah's Witnesses believe, I have never listened to their information. :)

I worked today, it was a good day. Got a lot accomplished today. Megan is progressing well. She is a good find.

I was thinking about things again tonight on the way home. There are some things I would like to see happen. I am praying about them. If the things are meant to be, they will happen.

50 days until Halloween...

75 Days until Thanksgiving!

105 days until Christmas Day!
Just in case you need updating.......

Thought you'd escaped the reminder didn't you! You know I love the holidays. All of them. And it is worth reminding you about them. I look forward to the holidays!
John 14:6
6Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
I hope each of you has a great weekend and blessed week. Think about what I said a few posts back, for the month of November (still quite a ways away) if you are on facebook, post your first status of each day about something you are thankful for each day November 1 until Thanksgiving Day. I will give it a try. I did it last year. Made me think a lot about all that God has given us and to be grateful for it.

I love y'all!
To be continued................

Friday, September 9, 2011

Shhhh, don't tell anyone, it is quiet here.....

51 days until Halloween...

76 Days until Thanksgiving!

106 days until Christmas Day!
Just in case you need updating.......

I thought you might need reminding, I hadn't reminded us since a week ago.......

A lot has happened over this past month or so. My boss is leaving. Tonight, before we left, it was announced who our new manager is. She will do a good job! I am happy for her. She will have her hands full for sure!

It was a busy day, got a lot accomplished, I am not as far behind as I was! YAY! We will be getting all caught up before too long! I hope that next year I am more prepared! There has just been so much going on! It is difficult sometimes to stay caught up! I do see daylight!

Watching The Walton's reruns on INSP. Next, Blue Bloods. Can't get any better than Tom Selleck!

When I got home the house was so quiet! Bubba is the only baby at home, and he is asleep, he usually sleeps all night. Val is the only other person here, and she is outside walking and smoking while talking on the phone. So, it's quiet in here. I am getting ready to shut down the computer and put on the CPAP, lights out and watch my show. I haven't told you lately about the CPAP have I? It is going very well. I can actually lie flat to sleep, one or two pillows as opposed to 4 or 5 for the last 10 or 12 years. Like my CPAP.

I love y'all!
To be continued..........

Thursday, September 8, 2011

"I like my mommy, her good"

In her soft toddler southern drawl Tobi just told me "I like my mommy, her good!" Through the eyes of a child! She is a good little girl most of the time! I just have a difficult time with a house full of babies sometimes. I'd like to put out "pretties" as my grandmother used to call them and have my things left alone. Unfortunately, because they are "pretties" the babies are drawn to them! So there go my decorations and everything else I like.

We had our first AACN meeting of the new fiscal year. It went very well. The speaker was excellent, she spoke on Sepsis and early detection markers. We are already using the lab test she spoke on. We also made some excellent plans for future meetings using "local talent" as speakers. The speaker's company provided a meal as well from Cambridge Market. It was yummy! (AACN is the American Association of Critical Care Nurses--the meeting I attended in Chicago in May was part of AACN--we have a local chapter.)

It has been an eventful week for us. The insurance adjuster came on Tuesday, things will be settled by the end of the week, and cleanup is going well. Elizabeth, I hope Austin's clothes aren't too bad?

I have been thinking about a lot of things about life etc, and I am trying to move forward. I have had a couple of dreams, and contemplating some issues. I believe everything will work out as it should.

I think this is about all for the night, I must go to sleep, working the next three days. Don't know when I will post again, maybe tomorrow night. We will see how the day goes, and as always, please remember your friends/neighbors/family in prayer, remember our country as we approach the ten year anniversary of one of the worst days in our country's history. I will never forget where I was and what I was doing on that awful day. The image of those towers with the smoke billowing out then the collapse of one then the other, then the other crashes and the heroism of the passengers of the remaining hijacked plane will always remain in my memory. It is not something I think about often anymore, but it is part of us. And it will always be that way. Remember those families who lost loved ones that day, and remember to be a little nicer to your own loved ones (I must remember this myself!) because we do not have the promise of tomorrow. Don't let the last words your loved ones hear be cruel. Sorry, did not mean to jump on that bandwagon, but I am not changing it either.

Also, I would ask you to remember my friend in your prayers. She lost her brother this week, and needs our support. She is a great friend.
John 13:34
A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
I love y'all!
To be continued...........

Monday, September 5, 2011

Labor Day Fun

Today as I was sitting out on the front porch watching my friends, the hummingbirds, I got a call from my friend Sandy. She invited me up for a cookout on this Labor Day. It was a lot of good food and a really good time with dear friends who are like family. They have been there for everything we have been through for many years. And they are still there. If I called them at midnight, they would be there. There are others around who would too, and I would be there for them. No matter the time of day! And there was a sippy cup there, though it was Braden's, we had a fond memory of July 4th a few years ago.......

I came home to wild Indians! The babies were running wild, Livvy was asleep on the couch, and now they are asleep and Livvy is awake. Just like babies! Really, they aren't babies anymore, they are toddlers, I just call them the babies! Livvy can almost sit alone. She will be four months old tomorrow! Doesn't seem real!

I am sleepy, I haven't used my CPAP for the past two nights, been too stopped up, but I can use it tonight! The rain really helped.

It is a funny color outside right now! It is mostly cloudy and the sun is very low in the west. It is a yellowish color....I was going to take a picture and post it, but it doesn't show it as well.

Last night at church it was so obvious that the church called the right pastor! There was absolutely no doubt about it! He preached his heart and was almost walking on clouds! It was amazing! He read from John 15.

Today, we decided that on Sunday service, we will take turns for the next year bringing the preacher home. We will begin in October. I will be the first, and Redea in November and Sandy in December. We will Tonya has January and Connie has February, Gina had May, June is homecoming. We will present it to the other ladies and see who wants the remaining months. We will skip September because of the Edmonson Co. Singing Convention is that day and Redea's brother in law will be inducted posthumously into the Hall of Fame. He was a great singer!
John 15
5I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
Well, I guess since I was so long winded yesterday, this will be the end of today's post. I hope y'all had a safe holiday weekend!

I love y'all!
To be continued................

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Same Blog, New Title

Today I was thinking again. I know, right? It gets me in trouble sometimes. HAHAHA! I decided to change the title of the blog. It has been almost 18 months since he left us. There is still not a day that goes by that I don't think about him during the day. I still miss him more than anyone can imagine (except someone who has been through it), but he isn't coming back. Changing the name of the blog is just one step in healing a little more. I will never forget all the years, good times (and not so good times that made us who we were and are), events, milestones-- everything! But now I have to make new memories, continue to live. He always thought he would not make it to 60. But he did. He made it to 62. He told me many times that if something happened to him, he wanted me to move on; and he told me when we found out about the tumor to move on. To live, to do what made me happy. I am getting there little by little. There will always be a place in my heart for him, and an empty hole as well. But life does go on. It does. And if I dwell in the past, I will never move on. I still have his cell phone active. If you have his number, you can call it to hear his voice any time you want. I may never turn it off. I call it often to hear him tell me "God loves you and have a nice day."

This morning I was thinking about the events that led us back from Massachusetts. Labor Day weekend 1990 we were getting ready to move to Tennessee. Rick had been transferred to Saturn. He would start his new job October 15. Trouble was, a new baby (we thought was a boy) was due October 9 (John Lennon's birthday) and I would most likely have a C-Section and would not be able to travel yet. So a good friend Susan Justus came to Massachusetts to visit, we picked her up at the airport and she stayed with me until about 4 days before Rick came back. He loaded a U-Haul with all our stuff except a microwave, mattress, a couple plates and forks, and some of our clothes. Susan and I toured all over MA, CT, RI, VT and Maine. We went to the ocean, to Buzzards Bay (which has access to Martha's Vineyard Island) and many historic sites. Good thing about living in New England, you can do this on day trips and be home in time for sleep time. Susan left, she went to an OB appt with me, my OB told me he was taking a 2 week vacation and I would be fine. I had never seen his partner because I was a planned C-section. I said, I have a feeling I may need you. He said you worry too much. (I had lost 4 babies between my two and he was there for 3 of them.) So, I sent Susan home on Friday and worked Friday night. She worried about leaving me alone, Rick would be home Sunday afternoon. He got home, I was happy to see him. Monday morning (September 24) rolled around and we got up and went shopping for a few baby items including a car seat. We got blue. I just knew it would be a "he" and Rick went to work at 3pm. I had a Lamaze class (just in case I went into labor) then work. It was almost 6pm and I was late for my class. I was on Route 30 near Southborough to head to Worcester (St Vincent's where the baby was to be born and UMASS Medical Center were both there). I had stopped at a stop sign, waiting for an opening to pull out onto route 9 so I could get there. In the meantime, Mr. Buzzard (as I like to call him) came up behind me, hit my car and pushed me into the line of oncoming cars. I was able to get it onto the shoulder of the road before I was hit again. I turned around, pointed my finger at him and told him "that will be quite enough out of you!" I wanted to say more but didn't. He couldn't hear me anyway. I got out of my car and looked at the damage. I was wearing a scrub dress, obviously close to term, and he panicked. I made him get out of his truck and give me his keys (he wanted to leave me there). I then made him go call the law to report the wreck. He did not want to, but did it anyway, I think he was afraid of me. Anyway, the policeman came and saw I was pregnant, and he called an ambulance. Now, mind you I had been out of the car a good 10 minutes walking around by now. We made a report and the ambulance came. I had already called Rick to come get me and take me to the hospital. I wanted to wait for him. The policeman would not let me refuse care. So, though I had been out walking around they put me on a spine board with a rigid neck collar (then called a Philly Collar) and strapped me (35 or so weeks pregnant) to this board for an ambulance ride to the nearest hospital with a neonatal ICU just in case they said. In ER my c-spine was cleared and I was sent to labor and delivery to be monitored. Now, remember, my Dr. was on vacation. I needed him. Hummm. OK so they called his partner who was at St. Vincent's with 4 or 5 moms in labor. She couldn't leave. After about 3 hours of monitoring, I was allowed to leave with Rick and go over there. I was kept the rest of the night and after blood being drawn was allowed to go home. I was sore. I was not allowed to go back to work. Rick went to work that day at 3pm again, and I assured him I was fine and would call him if I needed him. I was watching TV on my mattress on the floor when the phone rang about 6pm. It was the doctor. She said the blood test came back and showed the baby's blood was mixing with mine and we would need to do a C-section the next day and for us to be at St V's by 6am and if I had one pain or anything abnormal to get there ASAP! I was fine. So on September 26, 1990 at 1:30 pm a big 8 pound even 19 inch long baby boy was born. Rick cried when Nick cried the first time. He was so tiny compared to Val. Looking at him now, you wouldn't believe he was that tiny! And though the accident was something I wish had never happened, and my car was totaled (damage more than the value of the car but you could barely tell it by looking) it let me move with Rick. And I was having a c-section anyway so......but one thing that accident did for me--> I always keep an eye on my mirror for oncoming cars when I stop at a stop sign. And I do STOP (at least 99% of the time). I am afraid to this day that I will be hit again. I didn't want to drive after that. Rick made me. He said I had to "get back on the horse" that threw me. He was right. I did have some stress at every stop sign for a while and I still keep an eye out.......

I am grateful for the clouds today, makes for a little cooler day. And the clouds are lowering and thickening. Hopefully, it will rain today!

I love y'all!
To be continued...........

Saturday, September 3, 2011

September is starting off hot!

I will refrain from reminding you of how many days are left until.........for tonight. Maybe. I do look forward to the holidays rolling around though.

Last night one of my friends/neighbors moved on to a new chapter in her life. I am proud of her. She is going back to school, and starting over in a new neighborhood. And though I hardly ever saw her except for on Facebook, I always knew she was 2 seconds away. I will miss her, but then again, hey I can still see her on Facebook! Her house is for sale if any of you are looking for a cute house.......and then you could be my neighbor! Hope she can sleep better in the new neighborhood than she could on Cline Road, LOL. There is something about living on or near Cline Road. You don't sleep. Well at least I didn't until I got that CPAP machine. That thing is the best thing since sliced bread and my new mattress is next in line. It is like sleeping on a cloud! I used to wake up so sore it took me several minutes to be able to get up, now I can move without so much pain! Hey, I love Ashley Furniture Store!

Our neighbor church is going through something tonight that we did on our last Saturday night meeting. They are calling a new pastor. Please pray that the right man will be there to lead them for the next year(s).

I went to the Edmonson County Homecoming today. It was so very hot. I really didn't stay very long. There weren't as many vendors this year as last year, the music was very good, just the heat. I went home after under an hour. Then I found out a new primitive store was in Park City. It is called Cripple Creek Primitives. I found their page on Berry Vine Primitive's page. I sent a friend request, I am waiting to hear from it. I went to Park City and never found it. Then I crossed the train tracks and just drove a while and found myself on 68 80 so I went to Glasgow for a while. Didn't do much, mostly just drove around. Did a lot of thinking which can be hazardous to me I know. But I did it anyway.

Before I went to the homecoming, I went to the first set of the ECHS Volleyball Tournament this morning. The girls are good. Nick's girlfriend plays, she's good. That is her in the back preparing to serve. She was on WBKO as the athlete of the week this week. I am proud of her. She is a good girl!

Well, I think this is all, I am kind of tired and I think I will try to sleep. Got my CPAP right here ready to put on.

Remember, be good to each other, love each other. remember each other when you pray.

I love y'all!
To be continued..............

Friday, September 2, 2011

You know me, randomness!

58 days until Halloween...

83 Days until Thanksgiving!

113 days until Christmas Day!
Just in case you need updating.......

Whew! I just got home from work, had a peanut butter sandwich for supper and talked to Nick a little on his way home. I am kinda tired, it was a very busy day! I helped out a friend who helped me yesterday! So, we must pay back you know! I like peanut butter sandwiches for supper sometimes. I can't believe it is this late!

On my way home I listened to the last few seconds of ECHS Wildcat Football! GO CATS!!! They won tonight, beat the *Swampies in overtime! *nickname for Grayson Co. since I was in high school. It was in overtime and we won by one point!! I know Coach Pierce is so happy to have the win and Coach Alexander is very happy to have the tobacco stick back at EC and painted blue! It had been orange for 2 years!

I love my new bed. The mattress is so comfortable, I have not been sore either morning since I got it. The old mattress was so awful my back hurt for hours every morning! YAY! And my friend Norma gave me a new set of 600 thread count sheets 100% cotton and are they so soft! YAY! I love them! I might have to get more of those! So soft, like sleeping on a cloud!

Well, I think this is all for tonight, gonna have to set the TV ahead for the night and try to sleep. Waiting for the insurance adjuster to come by so we can clean up the mess. I don't know what is next in that regard. I hate the loss but am grateful no one was hurt! It sure was hot!! I am looking forward to Monday and temps in the 70's!

If you live in or near EC tomorrow is the EC Homecoming starting at 9am in front of the courthouse. I think it will be a hot one! Lots of good music, craft booths, and I am sure other stuff! I plan to be there!

Have a great night y'all!
Have a great weekend!
I love y'all!

To be continued.................

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Let me tell you about my day!

So I was at work doing my usual routine. Sally had called while I was watching the desk so I was updating her. Someone told me Nick was on the other line. I picked it up, he was trembling in his voice. He said "Mom, the little white house is on fire" and he sounded scared. I asked him if he had called the fire dept, and he had, they were getting there. I informed my co-workers that I was leaving, gave report to Samantha and called Sally. I had hoped to go back to work. The dept stayed there quite a while, boy was it hot! They did a great job saving the garage that is only 4 or 5 feet from the "little white house". Unfortunately, our camper was also close to it, and it did not fare as well. Having lived through a house fire and losing everything except the clothes on our backs, I am grateful that no one was hurt and we still have a roof over our head! And the "little white house" can be replaced if we decide to, and the stuff in it for the most part was just stuff. Unfortunately, quite a bit of the stuff out there was Val's stuff. She can get more. Stuff is just that, stuff! There is nothing that we have except us that can not be replaced! There were some antiques out there, but hey, in the scheme of things it will be OK! There is no reason to be upset.

About an hour or two after they left, we had to call them back, it had flared up again. They got there very quickly!

February 7, 1999 there was a fire that took everything we owned except us. I was grateful then too that we were not at home at the time of the fire and that though we had to "start over" we were able to. It is devastating to know that you don't even have a toothbrush the next morning.

I am also grateful to Wingfield Volunteer Fire Department, Chalybeate Volunteer Fire Department, and Rocky Hill for the bottled water and moral support!

Thanks to my co-workers for jumping in and taking over so I could leave. Those guys are the best co-workers in the world! They have been there through thick and thin! I will never forget everything they did for us during Rick's illness, surgery, hospitalization and death. And all the support they have been in the weeks and months since. I appreciate them so much more than they can know!

And to my dear friends for coming to help! Y'all are the greatest!

I love y'all!
To be continued.............