Sunday, October 26, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Grandson Jack has two new teeth in the front on the bottom. He does this thing with his lower lip when he plays with his new teeth. He looks so cute and funny when he does this. Gary and I are sitting on the sofa next to him watching this. Gary is laughing so hard when Jack sees him that Jack starts to laugh too. October 23, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
I have been able to spend some quality time with my first grandson, Jack. He is so much fun. We play and play, laugh and laugh until we both need a nap and fall asleep on the big easy chair. Life is good. A life of leisure is not what I want. I want to play with my kids and grandkids, travel, play and give God thanks for all my blessings. After Jack and I play my arms and back ache from lifting him, bouncing and swinging round and round. Pamela comes to the rescue with massage and keeps me going for the next time. Thanks, Pamela. I love you. ~
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Today is a day of rest for us. Not just because it is Sunday, but also because we have been trying to stay very active. We have moved it up a notch recently. We have begun to play doubles in tennis 3-4 nights a week. We have converted our mountain bikes to street bikes and have been trying to ride longer distances. Yesterday I went with my daughter on an adventure and we rode about 16 +/- miles. It was on a bike trail with small inclines, nothing so demanding as a 45 degree hill. Today my legs are a bit tight and I feel myself going slowly down the steps. Don't get me wrong, I am not trying to complain about the aches and pains of my body after punishing it like that, but it is a new type of soreness I haven't felt since I used to ride horses as a youth. Saddle sore and stiff muscles from sitting here all day working on computer projects. I have tons of pictures I want to edit and get printed, but between family activities, babysitting little Jack and working I am a little tight on time. I have no adventures planned at the moment which is a little odd for me. I usually have at least one adventure in the making at any given moment. This coming February we are celebrating 35 years of marriage together and we have yet to come up with a single plan for how to acknowledge it. Lots of ideas and suggestions but not one selected yet. I like the idea of having several adventures to do, not just one on the actual date. When plans solidify I will keep you posted.
There is so much joy in my life with little Jack to share life with. I pray for him all the time. I pray for his dad and mom too that they will find the strength to do the day to day parenting when I know they are tired from working and getting little sleep. Jack still doesn't like to go to bed early.
I saw a white standard poodle the other day when riding my bike. It was a pretty dog and I got all misty eyed thinking about my legacy of the four standard poodles we raised. They were wonderful companions. Andy was a little quirky, but a great friend for many years. I miss him as he was before he became old and frail. His beautiful brown eyes and wet drippy nose.
I love summer. I am not complaining about the heat because I recall the terrible ice storm in December and the 4+ days of no electricity that we endured. I can handle sitting by a fan waiting for Monday when the plumbers can be called. Sleeping in the ice cold house was no fun.
I have the greatest family I could ask for. My kids are wonderul, sweet and perfect for me. I love them more than life itself. They are all unique and have their own specialness that is perfect. I pray for them every day. I have seen God's hand working in each of their lives whether they realize it or not, God is answering my prayers. That is exciting to see.
I am tired and hungry and beginning to ramble so I am going to go eat something and go to bed.
Until we meet again...be sure to eat your 9-13 servings of fresh fruits and vegetables daily.
Sunday, May 25, 2008
* How he could offer his Son, Jesus, as a sacrifice to open the door up to Him is impossible for me to comprehend. How He loved the world (me) so much that He would willingly do it for me. That is a true definition of love.
Monday, March 10, 2008
There are only a few weeks, days really, until his arrival. I am limiting my appointments and travel until after his arrival. I want to be available for when he decides to make his appearance. This is a very exciting time for me. I have never experienced this before. I am looking forward to this. Words are inadequate to apply to this event.
Monday, February 4, 2008
Oh, to bathe in chocolate.
Sugar is believed to be one thing that turns off your immune system. And of course chocolate has tons of sugar in it. You couldn't eat it otherwise. So, now I am paying for having indulged in chocolate. I shut down my immune system just long enough to contract the bug that was going around. I can be in a villa full of barfing people for 5 days and not get the stomach bug, but then I did not eat sugar that week. I am not saying I will forever stop eating chocolate, in fact I know I won't stop eating chocolate. I may just be more careful who I am around if I choose to eat it. I will avoid sickos for a few days after eating it.