Tuesday, October 19, 2010

We had a little accident !

My Cute little car met with a drunk driver on Saturday night. We are just grateful that no one was hurt. He hit 3 cars and a few mailboxes. The police arrived to tell us about it and it turned out to be a good friend who was at the door. Our Son in Law had been his trainer, and Bill had sold him a house last year. It was good to have some one we knew deliver the news. We had the car towed to the shop to see if it is repairable or not, meanwhile we have a bright red loaner. My mom said no one can miss us now it is so bright. Maybe this will turn out to be a good thing for us....I can get a new car. We will have to wait and see. He did have good insurance - in fact from the same company as we have ours. So our agent said he will take care of us. We shall see what comes of all this. Stay tuned.

Cheerleaders who Really Rock

Meet 3 of the Cutest little cheerleaders you will ever meet -Merrek, Emma, and Tawny. These are 3 of my granddaughters who will be performing with the Coombs cheerleaders that another Grandaughter (Marly)is a member of. They will be performing on Friday night at the Combs High School Football game. They will also be joined by another Granddaughter Katie. We look forward to watching the entertainment.

My Little Boy

This is my son, who was given an award for being an outstanding Detention Officer in the medical Ward that he works in. I am so proud of him. I hear lots of people who have nothing good to say about the men and women who work in the Jails in our country. But he is just one of many who are proud to work and serve others for the public good. He works in the Mental Ward. Their moto is "Where all here, because your not all there." Sherrif Joe was not on hand to help hand out the awards, but that was ok, he was there the last time.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

My Special Friend

Did you ever have one of those days - months or even years where you felt like nothing was going right for you? How did you get out of it...besides drugs. Well see this little cheerleader. Minnie. She was given to be by a very special friend. You know the kind that has always been there for you and your family. The friend who is really more family than some of your family. We have been in each others lives for over 25 years. Sometimes we can go for weeks and never talk, but when we do it's like we have never been apart. The kind of friend who will drop everything for you and come running when you need her. I have been blessed with such a friend. We have gone through good times and bad times, births and deaths, babies and miscarriages, money and no money, sickness and health, you name it we have probably cried and laughed on each shoulders over just about everything. And still she continues to love me for who I am. I have talked to lots of people who have no one in their life like her. I am so fortunate to have her in mine. Thanks Dear for loving me and accepting me. She gave me this set of Micky and Minnie one year for Christmas. I'm sure she had no idea what it would turn into for me. I keep Minnie out where I can see her and she always brings a smile to my face. Thank you, my friend, for always being there for me. I know that I get alot more out of our relationship than you can imagine. I just wish everyone had a special friend like you. I love you.

Sunday, September 26, 2010


To bring my blog up to date has been a goal of mine all summer. But we have been without the Internet at home. Until now.....now we have a handy little gadget that we can plug into the computer and get the Internet any time we want...anywhere. I feel like I have been given a new lease on life - at lease as the Internet goes.
This is our "SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY" dinner that we had in the hospital cafeteria, with wonderful food brought in from several different restaurants. The food was good - It was quiet - I had allmy kids around me and we were not in a tiny little hospital room. What more could I have asked for - besides a healthy husband. You can't have it all. He's home with me now and doing well. Sometimes reality gets in the way of dreams and fun. Thank you to all my children for the support that we were given. I don't know how I could have faced it with out all your support. I love you all.

Sunday, July 11, 2010


Happy Anniversary to my favorite Husband. We had an anniversary dinner at the hospital cafeteria last night with all our adult children minus Donny and Deanna. Not exactly how we wanted to celebrate, but the company was first rate.

Friday, July 2, 2010


Sometimes life gives you changes to help you grow. My dad always told me that if it didn't kill you, you would grow from change and adversity. Quite frankly....I am tired of growing. I'm not complaining... Just want to put that out there for everyone to know.
So just to recap and bring my blog up to date. Here Goes.

Over a year ago we moved from our home of 26 years. Into a rental home that we loved. Of course we got all settled and we were informed that the owners were going to short sell it, and we would have to move. My hope was that at least we could get Brittany's wedding over with the first of April. Sure enough my wish was granted. Our baby was married in the Arizona Temple to Brady Garrett on April 9,2010. It was so neat to be able to go with her to the Temple and for the first time have all my children in there with us.

We got our 30 day notice the first of April, just before the wedding. So we got the wedding over with and then we started packing. Again. And getting rid of more stuff. We could not find an appropriate place to rent, so we moved in with my Mom (bless her). We have been looking but the prices have gone so high, they are almost out of reach.

It may have been a good thing for us that we have not moved out, as Bill is currently in the hospital just having under gone emergency surgery for a perferated bowel. It was kind of a relief to finally find out what has been bothering him for several weeks. He has tried to work through everything and not felt really good for a while. He is now out of ICU and in a room on the Renal Floor. He is not in any pain from the bowel problem, but is now suffering from a flair up of GOUT in his right knee. They have removed the tube from his stomach, and he removed the main line that was in his neck. The night nurse said he was very repentant and he didn't know what he was doing at the time, but he bled like a stuck pig everywhere until she finally got it under control. All he could do was lay there and tell her how sorry he was. When I got in this morning he was sitting up in a chair and said he had been since 6 am. When I inquired if he would like to get back into bed I got the GRUMPY answer of "HELL NO," it took me to long to get here to want to go back. OK....all I did was ask. Then I made the mistake of asking him if he would like something for pain and was informed that they had nothing that they could give him for the pain. The next time the nurse came in I asked her about it, and was informed that she was giving him morphine every 2 to 2-1/2 hours. She said we are keeping him comfortable.

He is progressing well and making good progress. Thank you all for all your good thought and prayers. For me the nice thing is that they have free internet at the hospital, since we don't have it at my Moms. If you call that a good thing.

I am very grateful to our Bishop Tenny who came on Wednesday and helped him renue his Temple Recommend and then took it back to get it signed for him. He has worried about it, but never felt really well enough to go out to get it done in the past few weeks. It relieved some of his anxiety.

Again thank you to all who have called and inquired to me or to a member of our family. We appreciate it and know that you prayers are heard.

There is lots more to tell about what has gone on in the las 6 months, but this will have to do for now.