Friday, October 24, 2008


No matter what you think of Palin, you have to admire her for wearing these:



Walking up the planks to the stages, and up the ramps into the planes, and still smiling . That takes you where no man can go. Smiling through pain all the way. I truly believe walking in heels prepares you for child birth and many other trials you may encounter in life. It can make you a Maverick.


You Betcha!

Sunday, October 19, 2008



June 2, 2008...Weather turned cloudy, rain, hail and lots of wind taking trees down. When the storm cleared, instead of walking into the sunshine that day, a cloud hovered over me and has been there all summer long.

That day my Mom fell and broke her hip, had a replacement that night during the midnight hour. Early the next morning she had a heart attack and had to be taken to the city for stents, then back to hometown hospital for recoupment. Was in for over 3 weeks. Went home for 2 weeks, but was way not ready. Back again for another few weeks. Over 4 months later and she is still barely making it on her own.

During those 4 months, our son had a heart attack and a couple of stents...rested up a few weeks and went back in to have 6 more of those stents. Can you buy stock in those things?

Also in this same time era, our grandson had had to have kidney stents in for awhile, did not work so he had a kidney removed.

Now we are out 5 months from they day of the storm, and our daughter, who in the past 6 years has had tripple heart bypasses, a 3 stent trip, and a 2 stent trip, this week had carotid artery surgery.

Now I am looking for a happy ending to this summer of gloom. I keep watching that little dark cloud that is following me around. He tries to hide, but I see him lurking. I named him Whisper. I am hoping that the Autumn winds will blow him on down the road.

What more could happen ? Hmmm, I have a doctors appointment next Tuesday. I guess we will see if Whisper will linger on.


Saturday, October 18, 2008


In the 60's you got the kids fed and out to play and at 9:00 a.m. you got out the old kitchen chair and Jack worked your muscles from head to toe for 30 minutes. I actually looked forward to can tell how pathetic the 60's were for me.

Now we can Walk it out with Richard...
You can do it without the chair...and anytime of day by pulling up the video on the computer. Life goes on.

Friday, October 3, 2008

You Think You Have Problems?

How is Bristol Palin ever going to come up with a name for her baby?

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


October has always been one of my favorite months. It introduces Autumn, leaves are turning, the air is cooling, and there seems to be excitement in the air. The colors are so pretty. The greens and bright colors that we had so anticipated in the Spring have faded, the grass has turned brown from the heat...then there is this beautiful burst of Fall colors.

"Just before the death of flowers,And before they are buried in snow,There comes a festival season When nature is all aglow."- Author Unknown