Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Monday, March 30, 2009

AMERICA,

WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO WAKE UP???
Today the president (I refuse to give him a capitol letter) forced the CEO of General Motors to quit. When did he get the power to affect a privately owned business? Well, when they accepted the bailout. Who will be next?
My husband is a Doctor....... what is going to happen to us once he moves onto the health field? After he has that all sewn up, where will he go next? The retail market? Maybe he will have to reign in the evil Wal Mart, or everyone's favorite Target, maybe he will attack Costco or Sam's Club. It is time to stop him. In four years it will be to late. He will have spent into our great grandchildren's lifetime.
I keep hearing a saying that goes: "To each according to his needs by those according to their ability." Those of you who know me personally know I am a very charitable person. I would never allow someone to go hungry or without, knowingly, but I want to continue to have the right to decide whom I will help.
When I was in High School there was another saying, but you heard it coming from Russia. It means about the same, just different words. "The ends justify the means." Think about it. Do They? If not, it is time to get off of our comfortable couches and become active before we lose everything our great grandfathers, fathers, brothers, uncles, cousins, aunts, sisters, mothers, grandmothers, and great grandmothers fought so hard to give us.
FREEDOM IS NOT FREE AND WHEN WE ADOPT THE ATTITUDE THAT IT IS, WE WILL LOSE IT FOREVER.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Vancouver's

Benjamin David #5113 and Cooper Daniel #5216

loss, Kotzebue's gain. Gramma's loss too. Not that she does not want them to move, she does. She knows it is good for the family. She did it once when she was young too. To Alaska even. Guess it is in the blood.
They left this morning for Anchorage and on Monday they will fly to Kotzebue where their daddy will be working for a company called Alaska Commercial. When we lived up there it was Northern Commercial. Kotzebue is the training store. After six months they may be asked to stay there, or they may be given the opportunity to move to another store. It could be in Anchorage or even in a more remote village. The boys will probably learn to drive a snow mobile before they learn how to drive a car! Kotzebue is only about one mile wide and three miles long. It is above the Arctic Circle and right on the water. I think is where Sara Palin goes when she wants to see Russia.
Stan and I have been wanting to go back to Alaska, now I think we have the perfect reason.
By boys, Gramma Loves You the MOST. I will miss you so much, but I am so proud of your mommy and daddy for taking this step and giving you the opportunity to see more than Vancouver Washington. Be careful of the Polar Bears!
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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

My Mother

had her knee surgery today. It went well. Praise God!!

She did not want anyone to stay with her tonight. I was so tired, I couldn't but one of my sisters planned to do so. Another sister will be at the hospital with her tomorrow. I need to go buy her some new jammies and undies before Olivia and I go down and check in on her. When they weighed her today, she had lost 24 pounds in the past two months. She just has not been able to eat. We have had to coax her into eating for the past two weeks.

God, I pray your place your healing hands on her today and give her strength and health for years to come.

Including her ten surviving children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, to whom she is GG, she has over 100 descendants, so there were many prayers being uttered in her behalf over the course of the past two months that she has been ill.

Speaking of being GG, I have to tell you a little story, coming from the prospective of a four year old.

I have told you before that I care for my granddaughter Olivia. I have taken care of her since she was six weeks old and her mother returned to work after her birth. She knows she is my whole reason for waking up in the morning and the delight of my heart. So, with my mother being so ill and me needing to spend so much time with her, Olivia has had to go to daycare. She hates it. Nancy doesn't even lay down with her when it is nap time. Can you believe it?

On Monday as Angela was dropping her off at the day care she was crying and resisting going in. As she struggled with her, Angela heard her say, "GG is just taking to long to die."

I plan to take her to the hospital with me tomorrow so she can see GG is getting better and she is not going to die, and that she and Gramma will be spending our days together once again. Soon.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Press One For English

Found this one on Conservative Women Unite. They asked we share it with everyone, so here it is, my contribution. Pass it on to your readers, let's have it heard all across the United States!!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Senior Dress Code

I received this from a girl friend this week. I wonder if she does not like the way I dress or something:)
Senior Dress Code
Many of us over 60, WAY over 60, or on the way to 60 are quite confused about how we should present ourselves. We're unsure about the kind of image we are projecting and whether or not we are correct as we try to conform to current fashion. In spite of what you may have seen on the streets, the following combinations DO NOT go together and should be avoided:
1. A nose ring and bifocals
2. Spiked hair and bald spots
3. A pierced tongue and dentures
4. Miniskirts and support hose
5. Ankle bracelets and corn pads
6. Speedo's and cellulite
7. A belly button ring and a gall bladder surgery scar
8. Unbuttoned disco shirts and a heart monitor
9. Midriff shirts and a midriff bulge
10. Pierced nipples that hang below the waist
11. Bikinis and liver spots.
12. Short shorts and varicose veins.
13. Inline skates and a walker..
And the ultimate 'Bad Taste' in fashion for the older folks...
14. Thongs and Depends.
With Spring having arrived and Summer coming soon I think we should
keep these basic guidelines in mind when shopping.



Declaration of Dependence

I absolutely love this guy. He is so spot on!! Again it is a bit long, but you will not be sorry if you stay with it.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

It is TRUE

I have drawn a winner!!! I wish I had time to knit a pair of socks for everyone who left a comment, but sadly I do not. Sorry friends and congratulation (I think) to.................................................................................SHARON, of MUSINGS OF A CATHOLIC MOM!!!!!!!!
Send me an e-mail Sharon, telling me how to reach you:) I knit most of the afternoon, while mom rested. I am to the heel on the second sock, so if I have no emergency, I will be able to finish and send it to by this weekend.

And the Winner

is....................................................You will have to wait until I get home from my moms this evening. I do not have time to cut all of the names apart and draw one right now. Sorry.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Some Cool Pictures



Can you see the baby in this picture?

Sunday, March 15, 2009

We The People (Tea Party)!

It is long, but stay with it. It is worth the time.
Do not forget the Tea Party April 15 2009

Saturday, March 14, 2009

I wish

we would have the opportunity to vote for this man for president.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

My 200th post

Part B:
A GIVE AWAY
So here is the scoop, I have given much thought to what I should do as a give away for my 200th post. This is all I could come up with. Sorry, girls, I just could not match Hot Tub Lizzy's give away. I think if I had tried, you would have thought I had gone off the deep end. Maybe that taking care of my mother had become to much for me.
So if you wish to become the "lucky" recipient of my yet unfinished 200th post give away, this is what you have to do.
1. Leave me a comment.
2. Link to me on your blog. You know we all want more readers.
3. Tell all of your bloggy friends about me, And
4. If you are my daughters.......nah, that would not be fair. They have to enter just like anyone else.
One entry for your comment and one entry for linking me.
And.... one entry for telling your bloggy friends all about my contest.
They are made using Panda Silk by Crystal Palace Yarns. 52% Bamboo, 43% Superwash Merino Wool and 5% combed Silk. I have NEVER used such a fine and soft yarn. Ever!!!
To my guy readers, go ahead and leave me a comment, I know your wives will love to wear these.
They are made to fit an average size foot, and they do have a stretch factor to them.
So with all said and done, let's let the comment love flow!!!

Now, if I can figure out the random generator thingy, I will use it. If not, it will just be the ole names in the hat trick.
I will be gone this weekend, so when I return home on Monday evening, I will do the drawing and hopefully have a winner posted for you by Tuesday morning.
Good Luck everyone:)
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My 200th post!!

Who would have thought!!
Before I tell you what I have in mind, I need to update you all on my mother.
We took her to a new Dr. yesterday afternoon. He acted like he cared. He even touched her!! The other Dr (sic) would sit with her back to her and ask her questions and put them in her computer, never touching and rarely looking at her.
Today my brother and I took her in for her pre-op appointment and the Dr. felt confident that she was strong enough to go through the surgery. Right knee replacement. He did say that since she has become so sedentary her recovery would be a bit longer than usual. I do not care how long it takes as long as she is not in continual chronic pain.
I have to go meet my husband at the Mexican Restaurant down the street for dinner, so I will leave you all in suspense for a while concerning my 200th post.
Must say though, thanks for all of the prayers and encouragement for my dear mother. Gotta love you all!!!

Monday, March 9, 2009

I fired my mother's

Doctor today. She is the most inept person I have ever met. I am convinced my mother would be dead today if she did not have a network of family looking out for her and monitoring her daily. Two weeks ago we took her to the "Primary Care Physician" because we thought she had a UTI. Two weeks later we still have NOT received the results of said test. On Saturday night my brother had to have her transported to the hospital because she was in so much pain she could not tolerate it any longer. Can you guess what is wrong? It starts with U and ends with I. I have been wanting to fire her earlier for other stupid uncaring things she had done, but this was the one that took the cake. Of course my darling mother is totally confused about what will happen to her now that she does not have a Dr. I told her she will definitely live much longer than if she continues under this woman's care.
It snowed here today. This as many of you know is the beautiful Pacific Northwest, Puget Sound region. It does not snow here!!! Any way not like it has this Winter. I was a bit worried about making the 45 minute drive home from my mothers house because I do not drive on the freeway to get home. I drive on a two lane highway. Fortunately the road was bare. There is snow along the sides of the road, but the road was fine. The next two nights are suppose to be among the coldest of the Winter season for our area. I am so ready for Spring and Summer.
Stan and I went to Vancouver Washington this weekend. Our daughter Tricia is preparing to move to Kotzebue Alaska at the end of this month. We had to go have birthday time with Ben and spend some time with her before she goes. I plan to go back on Friday and come home on Sunday. She is suppose to have everything packed and shipped by this weekend. I do not know how she is going to make it. She says she can do it.
Oh, by the way, my next post is #200!! Am trying to think of a great give away. I think I have come up with one so you better be watching close for that post. Do not know when I will have time to do it, but it is coming. So be prepared!!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

I just borrowed this

From Michelle Malkin
I think it says it all.
There is going to be a Tea Party on April 15. One of many, I am sure. In this one, everyone is to mail a tea bag to the White House to arrive on April 15. You can go here for details. I encourage EVERYONE to get involved with this one.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

It seems like my whole week has


been one of sadness and pain. The beautiful lady pictured above, (in the brown and blue stripe) is my friend Rebeca's daughter in law. They were reunited when we made our trip to Tanzania this fall. While we were there, Star became very ill. The Dr. said she had endemetriosis. She has been sick all this time. This week, we received word that she is in the hospital hemorrhaging. Tonight I received a phone call telling me that Star is bleeding from her eyes, ears, nose and mouth. Please keep her in your prayers. She is the mother of four small children. In the difficult circumstances they already live in, it will be even worse if the children loose their mother.
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URGENT Prayer needed for this dear sweet little boy.

This is Eli. His parents are Julie and Zack @ My life with boys. For those who do not know them, they are Missionarys in Hungary. They have been dealing with illness almost all winter and now Eli is extremely ill. Below is an e-mail Julie has sent out telling of Eli's illness.
Please pray for healing for him and comfort for his parents.




Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Update on Eli
Thank you all so much for your comments, prayers, emails and concern. It means a lot. We are blessed by you all. We would appreciate you continuing to pray for Eli during this time and please send out this prayer request to anyone you know...any prayer chains at church, mom's groups, etc... We covet your prayers for us as we make decisions regarding his treatment.I just sent out this email to those on our email list...and thought I would copy and paste it here, so that you will know the latest update and prayer requests. Thanks!!
Hello everyone…
Julie here. I wanted to update you on Eli. I was able to spend the night with him last night. I slept on the floor and a kind nurse gave me a blanket and a pillow. I slept well considering I just came back from America that morning. I got about 4-5 hours of broken sleep. I was grateful for it and thankful for that much. Zach came in at 7 and I left to come home and get a nap in and a shower.
I just spoke with Zach and he has learned a few things.
-He has an infection in the porous bone in the ear. Also in the porous bones around his nose and eyes, but not as serious as the ear. He is on strong antibiotics but it works best with good blood circulation which he doesn’t have right now.
-The Thrombosis is in the main vein that goes through the ear in the head then down to the heart. They are giving him blood thinners through shots in his tummy (not fun) and prayerfully this will help.
The doctors said they are looking for 2 signs showing he is responding well to the antibiotics. First that he will complain less about his headaches and secondly he will want to sleep less.
If the doctors don’t see any improvement in these areas within the next day or so they are thinking that he will need to have surgery to remove the bone that is infected. Apparently this is not a “needed” bone and he can live without it. With the infection gone, the thrombosis will heal much quicker and not be a danger to him anymore.
Please continue to stand with us in prayer as we anxiously await to see our Eli back to himself. He is scared. He just wants to sleep and all the doctors are poking at him, injecting him with things and he is so afraid. Please pray for him to calm down so he can ACCURATELY tell us when he is in pain or just afraid. It is important to know the difference.
Thanks. We will keep you update. We are also keeping our blog updated as much as possible too.
Grateful, Zach and Julie
Again, thank you all for standing by us in prayer!!!!

Monday, March 2, 2009

MY Mother

is still sick. We have her scheduled for surgery (knee replacement) on the 24th of March. It is so far away, but the earliest they could get for her. She is in so much pain and is becoming disoriented and confused because (I hope) of all of the medicines they have her on. I have always been so proud of her that even in her 80's she had a sharper mind than many who were in their 60's. Not so any more. Everything makes her cry. On Friday we could not find a little book she writes notes to herself in and she was crying because of that. That embarrasses her and she cries more. I did find it for her and we put it back into her purse right beside her chair. Another incident was when she had to go potty. She asked me if my brother was at home and I said no. Soon I heard her on the phone calling him and asking him to come home and take her potty. I said. "Mama, I am here, I can take you." "Oh," she said, "Larry never mind, Eve can take me." This just is not my mother.
I have a schedule worked out with my sisters, two of them, that one of us are there every day. I am taking Monday and Tuesdays, another is coming on Wednesday which is one of her days off, and another on Thursday and Friday.
Since I do not want Olivia to witness her GG in the condition she is in right now, Angie is putting her into Daycare while GG is sick. Today being Monday, I should be there but my brother is not working until Wednesday so he is staying with her. I really need him to also. Hope that does not sound selfish.
I truly pray that once the knee is replaced and she is not in continual pain she will make significant improvement.

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