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Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

Be safe , have fun.

Catching Up

Still not feeling well. Not doing much but resting. I thought I would bring you up to date briefly with pictures.
We finally got the coach home, it was a rocky landing but we made it.

Soon as we got her home we loaded her up and took off for Red Bay. Got my tile put in bedroom, love it and some other things tweaked.

Now we are in Gulf Shores, lots of great seafood, beautiful weather, warm in day, cool at night.

I am hoping when we get to AZ the pain will get better, keep your fingers crossed for me.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Today we will bring the coach home and J will start going over it. I have started making piles in the house of things that will be going with us. I have lists all over the place, errands to run, shopping to do.

I have almost all my Christmas presents done for the family. Since they will be celebrating at my sister Connie's house this year she is going to be kind enough to keep them for me. I had the hardest time finding Christmas bags and tags, I have never had to do it this early before and it was really tough.

I am worried about the trip this time, I have never hurt like this when we were traveling. J is making it as easy as he can, not real long days, some rest days here and there. I am so hoping that when we get to Arizona with less humidity I will start to feel better. If not I have a good Dr. out there and we will just have to come up with something, I just can't continue like this.

For now, I just have to make myself keep moving.

Friday, October 14, 2011

It's Finally Finished

When we decided we were going to stay here a few more years, we also decided to do some work around the house. We have been parking our coach in an outdoor storage space, J has never been comfortable with this. It was also a pain when loading up to leave that we couldn't open the slides. So the decision was made to put in a pad in our back yard. A full pad with electric hookup.

What is amazing it they put in the pad, took out our old driveway and put in a new one all in just 3 1/2 hours. We were duly impressed. We can't drive the coach over the new driveway till Monday. But it will be so, so easy to load for this trip. Yeah!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Title: Defeat

Artist: Yvonne Palermo (Seattle, WA)

I got nothing today. So tired of hurting, so tired of complaining, there has to be an answer somewhere.

Monday, October 10, 2011

10 Things I Am Thankful For

1. Beautiful colors of Fall.

2. Snuggling under the covers with j, Iz and our little house guest, Heidi.

3. A great big cup of strong, black, coffee, yum.

4. Medicines that make it possible for me to keep moving.

5. Music, music, music.

6. Sunflowers, I love,love, love sunflowers.

7. Izzie taking a nap on my lap.

8. J getting up first and putting on the coffee, so it is ready when he wakes me up.

9. My Kindle (not sure if I listed this before) don't know what I would do without books.

10. That we both had good jobs that provide us with good health insurance.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Sunday Praise

What a Day That Will Be

There is coming a day,
When no heart aches shall come,
No more clouds in the sky,
No more tears to dim the eye,
All is peace forever more,
On that happy golden shore,
What a day, glorious day that will be.

What a day that will be,
When my Jesus I shall see,
And I look upon His face,
The One who saved me by His grace;
When He takes me by the hand,
And leads me through the Promised Land,
What a day, glorious day that will be.

There'll be no sorrow there,
No more burdens to bear,
No more sickness, no pain,
No more parting over there;
And forever I will be,
With the One who died for me,
What a day, glorious day that will be.

What a day that will be,
When my Jesus I shall see,
And I look upon His face,
The One who saved me by His grace;
When He takes me by the hand,
And leads me through the Promised Land,
What a day, glorious day that will be

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Promised Pictures

This is Heidi, we are doggysitting her this week.
And of course you know Miss Izzie.
We took the girls for a ride to the feed store. They were so good.

We take our naps every afternoon.

It has been a hoot having Heidi here this week. It is so much fun watching the two of them together. Heidi is definitely a man's dog, she never leaves Jay's side. And when J is outside and she is in with me she just goes from window to window looking for him.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

I miss my friend

Gosh I miss Judy today.

I just got back from running some errands and I think it was Barnes & Noble that did it. I went in to pick up the new JD Robb book. My sister Connie and I like them so we take turns buying them and sharing. When I was standing in line to pay for the book (long line) I kept seeing things that I would have bought for Judy to go in the ball. She loved to read, just like I do and we liked a lot of the same authors. So, needless to say I could always find a new book mark or some other little something to put in the ball.

By the time I paid and got back in the car I was ready to break down. I miss her so. I want a long, chatty girlfriend talk. You know the kind where you can say any nasty ,snotty thing about somebody and you know that she knows you don't really mean it, you are just blowing off steam. Conversations between best girlfriends are so safe, you can be at your worst and she will still love you. You listen to advice from a girlfriend that you would never listen to from someone else.

I know it is not very grown up of me to say, but I don't care. This stinks, it stinks big time. I want my girlfriend, I want her daughter and son to have their mother, I want her grand children to have their Grandma Kitty and I want her dear Husband to have his wife. And I am grown up enough to know that the pain I feel in missing Judy is so very small compared to the pain they feel.

I can't find any words to comfort her daughter because I can't find any comfort for myself. I tell her daughter, time, only time will heal the pain she is feeling and I know that to be true,but it truly brings no comfort.

Oh my dear sweet friend Judy, how I miss you.

Monday, October 3, 2011


I was on the edge of tears all day. I want to talk to my best friend. When I walk by a picture of her it just kinda slaps my in the face. I just have not been able to reconcile myself to it. I can't imagine how her husband and kids are feeling, my heart just breaks for them.

My younger sister and I were going to meet my older sister in Mississippi for a family reunion, but I decided I just wasn't up to it. I haven't got this new medicine down yet. I think it is going to be fine, it keeps the pain at a low hum as long as I keep my activity at a low level. I am so happy I am sleeping at night, those of you that have chronic pain know that sleep is sometimes a very difficult thing to manage.

We are keeping my sister's dog this week while she is out of town and it is so much fun to watch her and Izzie together. I could almost see myself getting another one if I could just figure out how to skip that potty training stage. It is kinda cool when all four of us snuggle in bad at night. Iz sleeps at the bottom of the bed, Heidi is adorable she heads under the blankets till she's in the middle of the bed. She is just like Bubba used to be, pushes her back against one of us and her feet against the other one. I have some great pictures of the two of them, if I ever get motivated I will post some of them.

That motivation thing needs to kick in pretty soon, we leave in two and half weeks. I have even started my lists of what I need to gather to transfer into the motor coach. I have duplicates of a lot of things in both houses, but with somethings it just doesn't make sense. We have yet to make a trip where I didn't forget half a dozen things. It takes a lot of stuff when you live in it for six months.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Sunday Praise

There's within my heart a melody
Jesus whispers sweet and low:
Fear not, I am with thee, peace, be still,
in all of life's ebb and flow.

Jesus, Jesus, Jesus,
sweetest name I know,
fills my every longing,
keeps me singing as I go.

All my life was wrecked by sin and strife,
discord filled my heart with pain;
Jesus swept across the broken strings,
stirred the slumbering chords again.

Though sometimes he leads through waters deep,
trials fall across the way,
though sometimes the path seems rough and steep,
see his footprints all the way.

Feasting on the riches of his grace,
resting neath his sheltering wing,
always looking on his smiling face,
that is why I shout and sing.

Soon he's coming back to welcome me
far beyond the starry sky;
I shall wing my flight to worlds unknown;
I shall reign with him on high.