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Wednesday, July 5, 2017


I've been spending a lot of time on a site called "Find A Grave", researching family history, posting comments and pictures and just getting a bit lost in the beauty of lives past. I signed myself and my daughter up as photo volunteers, and we are going to go out Saturday afternoon to hunt for about 100 photo grave requests that people have put in for loved ones buried in cemeteries close by us. I'm looking forward to it. And wondering where it might lead us. Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Thursdays Happenings

Yesterday was busy, but good. I picked Rachel up for her first homeopathy appointment and although it was a bit of a drive, it was nice to spend time with her. She and Pete have been trying for a baby for 3 years and this was a great first step. Dad left some money and I know he would be so happy to know it is being used this way. While Rachel was in the appointment, I sat for 2 hours in the car under a shade tree, working on my life story. And reading the life story of my aunts and grandmother,... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

This and That

A good day yesterday. After sleeping when I got home from work, I got up around 3 p.m. Did some cleaning around the house, threw in some laundry, made coffee and settled down in Sam's room to watch the music video he and Sarah have been working on…Hunter Hayes " You Light Me Up". Beautiful, as Sarah changed it to an acoustic version. Sam's video skills are becoming more creative the longer he practices and Sarah is getting more comfortable in front of the camera. Then I sat with the dog for a... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Master Plan

Today is Tuesday. The days roll on. The world cares not that Dad died over a month ago, as did Butch. And little Austin not even a week ago. Life just continues to move forward and it is the most baffling thing. I can contemplate it to no end …and yet it gets me nowhere. Is it God who holds all in His hands? Is it a universal power? Is it our higher selves? Or ( and this is the most empty of thoughts ) is it no one? Nothing? I ache to know the answer as man has ached for centuries. I ache for... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Meal Planning ..,, My Newest Endeavor

I'm trying to take a step back to see where I can tweak things for the better in my life. Working night shift makes me want to sleep all day.....longer then a normal 7 hours. So I feel like I miss out on a lot and if I'd just get more organized, I might be able to get a handle on things. I've started with meal planning. I'm so tired of just winging it when it comes to meals. My daughter will cook a couple times a week, and we always have fresh fruit and vegetables around, but I feel like we need... Sign in to see full entry.

Regular but not...

It was a regular day for me yesterday. Napped in order to get into work by 10 p.m., messaged some with my daugher and her husband, who are in Alaska for the summer. Spent a bit of time with my dog. The usual. For some, it wasn't a regular day though. My nephew's best friend died at 8 a.m. in the morning. He had leukemia and got an infection this past Wednesday. The leukemia was under control but with his system compromised, there's always that chance of infection. It is so heartbreaking. 2 weeks... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Picture Problems

I have so many pictures all over the place. Boxes here and bins there. Some scrapbooks completed and some partially done. I'm trying to find a way to organize them. But it gets overwhelming so I end up throwing everything back in the closets. Sigh. What does everyone else do? Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Happy Birthday, Dad!

So every year on Dad's birthday, I post the top picture of me and Dad even though his face can't be seen. Cause I just love the picture. But I always knew there was another one somewhere. After he died, I found it in an envelope in his drawer! What a gift! Happy, happy Birthday, Dad! ❤ Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Welcome Baby

My nephew, in the midst of a volatile home life situation, moved across country to live with us back in 2009. Some of you may remember that. It was hard at first …but after we all adjusted, it became obvious that it was part of a much bigger plan for his healing and his life. He worked as a flight attendant for a couple of years, took some college courses, got a job as a barista at Starbucks and is now a store manager. Last year he married the daughter of some good friends of ours …and today he... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Meatballs, Birthdays and Ashes

My daughter, Sarah, made Curry Meatballs tonight for me to bring in to work for my midnight dinner. I slept all day in order to be able to make it through one last night shift before I have 4 (yes, 4!) nights off. Today was Father's Day, Tuesday is Dad's birthday. My own birthday is June 29. And my nephew is expecting his first baby somewhere in here. Things seem a bit of a hodge podge this summer as I try to regain some footing. My sister and I have been messaging, trying to mend things. It's... Sign in to see full entry.

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