Thursday, October 23, 2008

Ruth's quote

I think it is from Follow that Bird.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Army Boy

Got a call from my Army boy. Actually he is a man. He has a family in Tennessee awaiting his return from overseas. He called just to say hi. He sounds good and is looking forward to being home for Christmas. We will see him the first part of December when we make our Christmas Rounds.

I am so glad that we live in an age of communication. We can call virtually anywhere in the world via land line or cell phone, we can text via e-mail or cell phone, we can e-mail or blog or facebook, etc. When I spoke to him it was so clear, it was as if he was in the next room.

The one piece of communication that is so very old, but still as good as new is prayer. I pray for my children and their families. I communicate my needs, wants, desires and trust that the "lines" are open and the communication will be received and answered. It has worked all my life and I am sure it will continue to work. So glad they are being watched over, no matter where they are. They are a great bunch.

So to my Army Boy I say take care coming home. CUSoon

morning sickness

I only had morning sickness once and that was SEVERAL years ago.( I do not add the year because You-know-who might feel old.) I lost 20 pounds and had no energy. Then I asked my mother what to do. She told me to drink white grape juice (for the gentle acid) and eat soda crackers (for the base.) It worked for me.

I also did not brush my teeth until the nausea subsided. And I found that I could eat rice and milk. It was gentle and bland. Just a little sugar added.

Like I said, this was a long time ago and I am sure there are better remedies out there today.
What are your suggestions? What worked for you? Please add them to my comments. Thanks a bunch.

Thursday, October 16, 2008


Big D is thus named for the place he worked. He used to be Hat Dude. Do you remember her earlier blog?

He answered my email and did not seem overly concerned re: my writing him. Ergo: if you have any poignant questions I need to ask him in your behalf please write them to me and I will forward them to him. (does you know who like my big words and are they spelled correctly?)


In all seriousness, I am glad to put together a list of questions for Big D for a Fun Family Interrogation. So get your thinking caps on.

Until later I am MOM

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


I recertified for my CPR yesterday and just have to tell you a few things. The instructor thought he was funny which just spurred me on. He was teasing with other students and making comments throughout the lecture. Of course I am reserved and quiet up to this point. I laugh appropriately to his jokes.

Then, while I was doing the chest compressions on the dummy and counting outloud (100 compressions & the other person doing bag/ internal tube breaths) I was counting 13, 14, and the instructor said "lower" (meaning deeper compressions) but with my sense of humor I dropped my voice an octave and said "15, 16". The instructor did not get it and I did not miss a beat even though I made myself laugh. I pictured Ruth doing the Abbott and Costello routine. You will have to ask her about that.

The other thing was that the instructor asked if anyone had wrist or back injury that would keep them from doing all the compressions, etc. Several students had wrist or back thing, then I said I was old, and before he could comment I said. "old and fat". He said there was nothing he could do about that.

I did the CPR and passed, All 100 compressions and everything. Aren't you so proud. Now who is gonna volunteer so I can show off my skills? No One? okay then. Be that way.

bye, (Lower) BYE

Monday, October 13, 2008


Yes, for those of you who are interested, I was able to obtain Big D's address. This will be posted on the internet at the small sum of....JUST KIDDING.

And before I tell you what I wrote to him I will just ask you if you can keep a secret? Well, so can I.

I remember the entry in my diary that said 'I was bad today". That was the whole entry. I know what is was about. Nothing sordid, I must asure you. But no need to laborate.

And does it bother you to know that there are secrets that I will take with me to the grave? Good. hahahahaha

Some things are worth sharing, that is why we have blogs. Other things are just for our own memories, amusement, and amazement.

So now I will go and contemplate my naval. Bye

Saturday, October 11, 2008

does Big D have a blog or email address

I have some questions for Big D. I am sure you do not want me to post them on the blog. So ask him if I can email him. Never mind what questions. I might want him to go in cahoots with me on something. ergo I cannot fess up. Lalalalalaladeeda.

I have been tagged and now so have you.

7 weird or random things about me.

1. I do not like to read due to a comprehension problem, I need to read things 2-3 times to "get
it" , hence... movies and tv .

2. I love the color blue. It is the color of my eyes, and the color of the sky ( where God lives)

3. I love to look at the stars and the clouds. I often point out the beauty of the lighting and the
cloud formations. It gives me peace to look a the sky.

4. I have faith in the loving-kindness of Heavenly Father. Even if things do not go the way I think they should go, I have trust that they go the way He wants them to go for My good.

5. My hubby is my best friend. He makes me laugh more than anyone else can and he makes me cry more than anyone else could ever do. I love to be with him and miss him when he is gone. I treat him badly when he is here. I nag him and have a list of honey-do jobs. Why does he stay and pamper me?

6. I like a clean house. No, I do not like house-cleaning. I just like the way it looks after I have cleaned it. While hubby is away I have that lived-in look, but it gets picked up before he gets home, usually.

7. I like to eat. Food and I are really good friends. It gives me strenth and pleasure. Too much food gives me that sluggish feeling and those unwanted pounds. I have to work on that.

The 4th photo in the 4th folder was not able to be published here so it has been sent via email to those who might enjoy. It is from 2005, on the sheet for EJ.

consider all of you TAGGED. Looking forward to your blogs.

candy & flowers

My hubby went on a business trip and came back with candy and flowers. Now maybe I would have been curious about his doings except for the fact that I trust him even if he is cuter than all get out. Then there is the fact that he has no money to do anything with, atleast not without my knowing. And then there is the other fact that he roomed with Marvin B. (guy from Middlebury)
They were at an event in Calif. There were several booths and give aways. He came home with the huge floral arrangement that was used on the table and a box of chocolates from Belgium (where the buses are from) that the lady was giving away. So there you have it; cute guy, candy, and flowers. MMMMMmmmmmmm Good!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Praise God from whom all blessings flow

I was recently watching an episode of Touched by an Angel. There was pending doom and the angel Tess said that we Praise God for the things we understand, but we also need to praise Him for the things we do not understand. I thought of Sister Asp. She is so looking forward to the second coming of Christ. There is a lot of pending doom with that. I picture her looking towards Heaven with open arms and singing praises.

It had a profound affect on me. I thought about all the tough times I have been called upon to endure. Have I praised God for the things I did not understand? I thank Him for all the blessings I have received. I know that I learn from my experiences and grow from them. I think about Joseph Smith when it was told to him that All these things are for his good.

So as I ponder my baby boy going through surgery and then again as an adult and still worry over his health, my second son totalling several cars and the myriad of other accidents he has had and now his tour over seas in the war zone, the worry of one of my daughters in a bad relationship and the pain this has caused her, the heartache of when another daughter calls me on the phone and cannot talk because she is trying to choke back her tears, talking to another daughter on the phone and she tells me she has no place to live and no food for her children, watching another daughter struggle through tough consequences and facing up to them, and lately my youngest daughter dealing with the loss of her baby. There are so many more experiences in our lives. I try to be strong for the children. Then I turn to my husband and rely on him, for I know that Heavenly Father has blessed me with him. He sees my weakness. He has such strength.

I praise God for my husband, for my children, for the good times and the bad times. For the strength to get through our trials and for the hope for a better tomorrow.

Signed, a greatful daughter