May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14 NIV

Monday, March 15, 2010

Not Fair. Not Fair.

I've had enough illness and caretaking over the past two years. It wears me out and with Stephen's passing, it makes me anxious when my loved ones get sick. There are always the colds and viruses that the DGDs get on a regular basis. But then Jon and Lissa seem to pick them up. And then there was Violet's twisted ovary that had to be removed. That plucky little girl recovered just fine. Now it is Jim with an abscess on his throat that seems to have come on suddenly. He's at a definite level 10 in pain. That would be can't swallow, can't talk, tears come to my eyes kind of pain. Doctor has prescribed antibiotics and codeine for pain. A referral to see an ENT specialist has also been sent. I'm not waiting for them to call tomorrow. I'm going to call first. Right now................we just need to make it through tonight. Hope the antibiotics kick in and the codeine provides sleep and rest. It is not fun to force feed fluids, pills, and cough medicine to a husband with a really, really, really sore throat. OH.......also it is our 41st Wedding Anniversary today. Celebration of any kind is on hold.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Silly Groups of Four

4 Things I like to eat - Spinach Salad, French Bread, Chocolate Chip Cookies, In N' Out Burgers

4 Things I like to smell - lavender, fresh baked bread, raspberries, lemons

4 Countries I have traveled to - England, Germany, Italy, France

4 Countries I would like to travel to - Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Australia

4 Colors I like - red, blue, yellow, green

4 Things I like to drink - water, lemonade, chocolate milk, margaritas

4 Things I can count on - God, my friends, my family, the weather changing

4 Things that bless my day - sunshine, a call from a friend, my DGDs, my husband saying "Did I tell you I love you today?"

Monday, March 8, 2010

Adventures In The Snow

Ahh March! Daffodils blooming and Jon's birthday approaching. A celebration is in order so we went to the SNOW! Yes. The snow in South Lake Tahoe is still there in March. We enjoyed the gracious gift of time in our friends cabin. It was a great place to get away, introduce the DGDs to the snow and enjoy being a family.
The cabin was near Heavenly Ski area but we weren't there for the skiing this trip.
Instead we just played in the snow............................built snowmen...................

......sledded down hills......

......ate birthday cake......

....caught snowflakes on our tongues...

...played Wii, while DGDs rested...

Had an all around great time!