Sunday, January 31, 2010

Busy Weekend

I have had two friends pushing me to come more involved and do something outside of the house. They think I spend too much time watching old movies and doing handwork. So I have agreed to work at the church office on Wednesday afternoons. Out of the last three weeks I have only worked once. I spend one afternoon at the hospital with granddaughter. Last week I was sick with my on and off again spell of problem staying the the bathroom for two days.

The church has lead to being involved with the Womens Missionary group. They just elected me treasurer, and now I am helping decorate for the Sox Hop we are having.

Candy had me get elected last year as precinct chair and now they want to me take over the Ward. That has turned into a royal bough ha ha and now I am tied up for the next two months with that.

Finally today I went to a rubber stamp class for Valentine's and had a lot of fun. They want to me to join a rubber stamp monthly class. That is sure temping, I really enjoy that.

Now I am so busy I don't have time to clean house much less watch TV or do any needle work.

Anyway just to let you know I am busy and doing lots of different things. If my tummy would just leave me alone.

I have been in touch with Dr. Downs again and he has me on a soft and st rick diet I hope it works.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Granddaughter out of Hospital

Granddaughter is out of the hospital and seems to be better. I am still puzzled why it took so long to get something done. It seems to me like they waited until almost the last minute before they decided to do something.

It took 3 units of blood to get her up on her feet and a D and C to stop the bleeding. She still is very weak but we are encouraging her to start fighting back. Maybe she can get some of her strength back in a few days.

I missed working at the church yesterday. I spent the afternoon at the hospital with my daughter in law while granddaughter was in surgery.

I am feeling so much better that I am afraid to try to do to much. I am waiting for my weekly or monthly sick spell. I can't believe I am getting through a week feeling alright.

I took my bad dog to the vet today. She has a ear infection. Boy was that trip expensive. I'm glad it is only once a year. We start to school next week. If I can't learn or she can't learn to stop jumping up on me. She will have to go back to the pound. Her new thing is to jump on me from the back. She has almost knocked me down a couple of times. She was so good riding in the car today. She lay on the back seat going across town and beside me coming home. She is a lot of company and I do enjoy her but the jumping has got to stop.

This is stupid stuff to write about so I'll stop.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Third World Medical Care.

My granddaughter here has been having what the Bible calls a issue of blood. This has been going on for 6 weeks. When I took her to get a blood test yesterday she almost passed out on me. I yelled at Pat that something had to be done. Her primary doc left so she doesn't have a doc. I took her to see someone filling in last week. He gave her pills that didn't work. I had her call back and all they wanted her to do was come take another blood test. That is when she almost passed out on me. Today they finally called and said she needed a blood transfusion. So her mom told me they have her in the hospital overnight. They took a test and said she has a cry st. They are going to do a D and C.

Our third world medical care is getting scary. Now TV is saying that our health bill for the us is doomed. I don't know how we can make the Republican's understand how urgent this is.

Saturday, January 16, 2010



Long before our Nation's independence, weary settlers sought refuge on our shores to escape religious persecution on other continents Recognizing their strife and toil it was the genius of America's forefathers to protect our freedom of religion including the freedom to practice non at all. Many faiths are now practiced in our Nation's houses of worship, and that diversity is built upon a rich tradition of religious tolerance. On this day, we commemorate an early realization of our Nation's founding ideals: Virginia's 1786 Statute for Religious Freedom.

The Virginia Statute was more than a law. It was a statement of principle, declaring freedom of religion as the natural right of all humanity -- not a privilege for any government to give or take away. Penned by Thomas Jefferson and championed in the Virginia legislature by James Madison it barred compulsory support of any church and ensured the freedom of all people to profess their faith openly without fear of persecution. Five years later the First Amendment of our Bill of Rights followed the Virginia Statute's model, stating, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.."

Our Nation's enduring commitment to the universal human right of religious freedom extends beyond our borders as we advocate for all who are denied the ability to choose and live their faith. My Administration will continue to oppose growing trends in many part of the world to restrict religious expression.

Faith can bring us closer to one another, and our freedom to practice our faith and follow our conscience is central to our ability to live in harmony. On Religious Freedom Day, let us pledge our constant support to all who struggle against religious oppression and rededicate ourselves to fostering peace with those whose beliefs differ from our own. In doing so, we reaffirm our common humanity and respect for all people with whom we share a brief moment on this Earth.

NOW, THEREFORE I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United State of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United State, do more hereby proclaim January 16, 2010 as Religious Freedom Day. I call on all Americans to commemorate this day with events and activities that teach us about this critical foundation of our Nation's liberty, and show us how we an protect it for future generations here and around the world.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth day of January, in the year of our Lord two thousand ten and of the Independence of the United State of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.


Does anybody know this exists or do they even care. My Bible study group was all upset about the Day of Prayer being canceled and this is even more important. I'm going to hit them with this Thursday. But I may get the responds from I did from a friend just now. She said so its OK for the Muslims? I was so shocked I didn't follow up with yes but it means its OK for you to do the dumb Fundamentalism stuff you seem to believe in.

Why are all the papers not carrying this on the front pages. Why do I have to find it buried in a blog?

Friday, January 15, 2010

Tired of this old stuff

I spent another night in the bathroom running at both ends. This is getting old. It seems like it is once a week now. It was once a month now once a week. It completely destroys my life. I can't plan on anything. Son has had his land line disconnected so I haven't tried getting him on his cell in the middle of the night. But his phone doesn't work all the time. I ques I am going to have to find someone else to call when it gets too bad.

I have all the tests they can think of. My primary care ran a bunch and sent me to the GI doc and she didn't have any answers either. My friend Shari is pushing for alternative medicine. I would try but I don't know who to see. Dr. Downs isn't practicing anymore.

Sorry, I am just having a bad night.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

New Year, New Direction

Well, I did yesterday what they tell all military men not to do. I volunteered to answer phones at the Church one afternoon a week. I haven't done that since the early 70's. I really enjoyed that. I was secretary to the music minister, youth minister, and bus minister.

David is posting on facebook about Penni, Pat is posting about the past and living on Hermosa, Bruce is posting about a book that I couldn't read without a dictionary in hand. I need something to do besides watching old movies and embroidery. Maybe volunteering is not something bad.

Monday, January 04, 2010

New Years Sunday

My decision to go back to the Methodist Church was the right one I even survived the 8:oo services with 24 degrees outside.

I took my December the 30th grandson and family to lunch food was terrible but the company was good.

Driving home I was very sad about my other December 30th kids and families I ques I was really feeling sorry for myself. I wasn't looking fore ward to the rest of the day my myself. Sundays are hard for me. I happened to see my friend Rich's car in his driveway. He has been in another state getting a house ready for him to move. We have been friends for over 20 years. He has completed most of my handyman work. We became friends through the Neighborhood Association. Shari, Rich, Mary Ann and I were the Neighborhood Association for a long time. Anyway I called and he said he was getting ready to leave again today. I said if you have time for a chat come over. He called a few hours later and said I have a piece of Pecan Pie for you and Shari. I said bring it over and I'll call Shari and make tea. We had a three hour tea party and caught up on all our lives. We also solved all the problems of the world.

How great to have such old friends that we can discuss anything with and no one gets angry. So we don't agree with everything but we can discuss it peaceably.

I don't know when I enjoyed an evening so much. I can't stand it that he thinks he has to move to another state.

New Years off to a good start.