Monday, December 7, 2009


It's been a rough few weeks. Had a really bad intestinal bug a few weeks ago that kept me out of work for 3 days. Then we had Thanksgiving to plan and prepare. Then I went to Marietta the day after Thanksgiving to help Suzanne and Chris start their move into their new house. Last Wed I got sick AGAIN with sinusitis/bronchitis and have been sick ever since.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Australia Bound

Suzanne and Laura are in the air flying from Atlanta to LA for a connecting flight to Sydney, Australia for a once in a lifetime, all expense paid 8 day vacation. Here's wishing them a wonderfully uneventful flight (both ways) and a memorable vacation.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Today I am grateful for my siblings: my sisters and brothers and all my in-laws (and out-laws). They are my extended safety net.
Anne and Rick for always being there, quietly and never asking why, just seeing the need and filling it. They are the best. The best of the best.
Laura and Mike for their faith and most of all because Laura can ALWAYS make me laugh! For her inner beauty, her intelligence and her integrity.
Marti and Bubba for just being themselves and so in love.
Sissy and Dave for a shining example of a marriage enduring through separation and ongoing medical adversity with a child who is challenged both physically and mentally.
John and Rosie for their faith and friendship and laughter.
Greg and Shelly for their humor and beautiful outlook on life.
James and Mariane for their love and trust in each other. And for Mariane who is pregnant again at 38. James is 45. God Bless 'em. A baby!I love youze guys!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Today I am thankful for my daddy who will be 89 in December. He is finally, after these many years, starting to tell us about some of his experiences in the Pacific during World War II. God's Blessings on that whole generation. And I am also thankful for my step-mom who has kept him happy and healthy for so many years.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Veteran's Day

Tomorrow school is out. I have the day off and Damien is determined that we are going to do "fun things". I have permission from him to work tomorrow morning. Lunch will be Cracker Barrel so that he can have pancakes and bacon (Aunt Laura threw his leftovers out Friday night because we left them in her car ~~ he was HORRIFIED!) Then we are going to search a couple of consignment shops for some jeans for him. Then the really fun part, The American Fun Park (formerly known as Putt-Putt) so he can have some FUN. LOL

Today I am thankful for

Today I am thankful for my loving and supportive husband who has put up with my quirks and foibles (and there are a LOT of them!) for 38 years of marriage. He is my total opposite and my absolute best friend. I cannot envision life without him. He is my anchor in the storm and my shoulder to lean on.

I hope you all have the blessing to have someone like Hugh in your lives.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Mariane is expecting

Forgot to post that in the update.

My brother James and his family transferred to Robins AFB in Warner Robins, GA. This is his last duty station. He will retire from the Air Force in January after 25 years. Anyway, Mariane is expecting their second, due date May 25, 2010. She is 38, God bless her. We are so happy for them. They did get started kind of late in life. We still call James "Goof Guy". He'll always be the youngest, our baby brother. But he's going to be a daddy at 45. He's getting REAL tired of all his sisters' admonitions of "You had better take care of her!" I'm still smiling from the news. A new baby in the family. God's blessing!