Thursday, April 26, 2007


All the carpet is gone! The carpet and pad from the living room and our bedroom is waiting by the curb for garbage pick-up. Most of the furniture is in the pod (3 chairs, the lamp table, and the TV in the living room, our bed--and of course the kitchen stuff). My clothes for the next few weeks are hanging in a closet or in a large tub. David's are in a suitcase. Despite all the hard work, there are still some boxes of stuff that will need to be carried from room to room or taken to the basement. Antonio is coming back tomorrow to paint--I can't believe how much we are getting done! Love to all, and God bless.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Work in Progress is Progressing

I am sitting in a nearly bare room. The huge desk which once held all the computer components is outdoors in a pod, as are many other pieces of furniture. The room that ordinarily houses our house guests is empty. The living room has two chairs, a lamp table, and the TV on a small cabinet. The piano is now in the kitchen. Don't even ask where anything else is--I don't know. Some of it is here, some is there, some is at Good Will, and some went home with either Gary or Tony, our two helpers. All this to say, if you can't reach me online, Skype me, or get me on the phone, just wait a couple of weeks and I'll be back. Love to all and God bless.

Friday, April 20, 2007


Hallelujah! I am finally, with the help of Everett, able to comment again and able to create new posts!

What's new at our house, or what has been happening in the last couple of weeks?

As far as I'm concerned, not much has changed. I'm still having trouble reading, but that may be improving. Thank God for technology--I'm able to do just fine online, so feel free to email me. The blood sugar is going down, another praise. I had an appointment with Beth H this week and learned all sorts of helpful stuff. I will have an appointment next week for more counseling with a person at the doctor's office. I don't think there is any possibility that she will be sharing anything I don't already know, but I'm going.

Family news: We had a WONDERFUL visit last weekend with all three kids, spouses, and our granddaughter. The occasion was the wedding of Laurel, our niece. The wedding was beautiful, full of great-looking people (12 bridesmaids, 3 flower girls, 3 ring bearers, 6 groomsmen, assorted other folks) and music, music, music (a high-school alumni band, 12 specials--count them, 12!) and the chance to visit with family and friends. David got to play his "Give the bride away in my overalls" gag again--that makes three brides and three times to wear the overalls. Daniel and I got to entertain Cora, which is great fun. (I should say here, Cora got to entertain us.) Cora got to practice pulling up on Grandpa's beard--good fun there. Everett, Ann, and Daniel went back to Georgetown with us, and we all got to go to church together on Sunday. Ann and Daniel left early Sunday afternoon (after all, they're working stiffs!), but we kept Everett until Monday morning. We can't get enough of the kids anymore.

David is taking some time off next week. We have plans to put down new carpet--not before it's needed. We aren't going to do the carpeting, but we are going to move stuff out of the way for the workers, and that will be a monumental task. We're hoping to find some help in that area here in town, but anyone with a strong back and time on their hands--let us know. We'll welcome you.

Love to all, and God bless.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Two things everyone needs to know

1. Don't let the diabetic with the bonky eyes decorate the Easter cookies. For one thing, she gets frosting all over her fingers, and the first impulse is, of course, lick the fingers. For another--nobody wants to see those Easter bunnies. They'll give you nightmares.

2. Nobody cares who Robb Morris is, but in case a person was curious, he was the founder of the Eastern Star, which is--gee, what is it? I'm really not sure. All I know is that there was this frame house in my hometown that said "birthplace of Robb Morris, founder of the Eastern Star". My cousin and I went through it a couple of times--not really sure why, just something to do, I guess. Anyway, it was free. The better museum in town, in my opinion, was Ed Hitt's Fock and Rossil Museum--no, wait a minute--Rock and Fossil Museum. (It always went by the other name, even at my house.) I think you had to pay admission to see that museum.

Good night, and God bless.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Jenn asks, I attempt to answer

1. You're given the opportunity to travel back in time and choose any other major any college you want other than teaching. Would you do it, and if so, what would you choose?

I feel like Mrs. America. I think I would perhaps major in pre-med. I used to think I would like to be a doctor, especially a missionary doctor. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't start off my college career as a music major, something I decided in the spur of the moment and regretted for two years. What did I get out of that major? David. I guess it was worth those two years of theory and piano practicing for that.

2. What's your favorite thing you've ever sung in choir?

I really enjoyed whatever that musical was we did a couple of years ago in the John L.Hill chapel. Anyone out there who remembers the name, please tell me. I liked the music, the staging, getting to act like a fool on stage--I really enjoyed theater when I was in high school.

3. If David ever offered to take you anywhere you wanted to go on vacation, regardless of where it is or how much it cost, where would you ask him to take you?

Ireland would be my first choice. He and I have talked about going there for several years, but we still haven't gone.

4. Where's your favorite place you've ever been on vacation? Gatlinburg
Least favorite? The strip mine in Gatliff, Kentucky

5. What's your favorite childhood memory?

I believe some of my best memories of my chidhood were exploring the little town where I grew up. My cousin and I liked to walk up town, to climb to the top of the courthouse, to visit the Robb Morris birthplace (like that's someplace famous), just to putt around. I also enjoyed going on "explores", in which I found a rock quarry (about a block from my house) and a craw dad pool, back in the alleyway that was an extension of our street. I loved those places because I was the only one who knew about them (at least the craw dad pool--I had a friend who went with me to the rock quarry).

Okay, Jenn. Any and all comments are welcome. Good night, and God bless.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007


Just in the last couple of days, my eyes have been giving me fits. I have to use a magnifying glass to read the newspaper, especially the funnies, and trying to read the lyrics in choir is almost impossible. I asked Beth Holden tonight if that was a common problem with Type 2 diabetes, and she just nodded the whole time I was asking her the question. Apparently, that's how a lot of folks find out they even have the condition. She said there was no reason to get new glasses now, that my eyes would be better when my blood sugar was more under control. That was a relief. Of course it doesn't solve current problems, such as reading the lyrics for the cantata we are performing on Friday night! I'm going to enlarge my music so that it is more readable--or at least I hope it will be. Right now, it's not business as usual around here--it's make do as best I can. Take care, everyone, love to all, and God bless.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

I'm better now

For those of you who read yesterday's post and are concerned, my mood is a lot better today. The rest of me, however, the root-canaled tooth for instance, is not up to par. I hope I can get things evened out pretty soon. I don't like this not knowing what's going on with my body. Take care, love to all, and God bless.