Friday, March 26, 2010

I can't believe I've been a grandma for almost a week and haven't posted. I'm so excited to see little Kathryn (Katie) Renee. Only 3 more days! She's beautiful. Jessica is amazing and did a great job getting her here. James was a trooper and a great support for Jessica. I was so thankful that James would text me updates of what was going on. I was at dialysis when Katie was born. What I didn't know until later is that my tech was just finding out about a death in their family at the exact same time I was finding out about a birth in our family. Strange how that happens. Circle of life..

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Feeling Groovy

I was going to start this post by saying I hate (!) health problems because they slow me down! Then I realized I can't blame it all on health problems. I might just be slowing down because I turned 50! Does that sound old? I thought 30 was old when I turned 30. Maybe 50 will be young when I turn 90. At any rate, I am now in that weird phase of life where my body is in slow motion and yet the years are zooming by. How does that happen? .

"Slow down you move too fast. You've got to make the
morning last. Just kickin' down the cobblestones, lookin' for fun and feelin' groovy".

My new theme song. HA! Happy Valentine's Day.

Monday, May 4, 2009

25 years

I can't believe it's been so long since I posted. It's actually a good thing. The anemia finally got better and life just got really busy. Life is zooming by. Garth and I celebrated our 25th anniversary on the 25th by going to Hawaii. It was super dooper fun. We stayed at Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore side of Oahu. Every day was filled with wonderful memories. My dialysis was in the late afternoon so I was able to enjoy wonderful activities every day. (snorkeling, swimming, relaxing in the sun, site-seeing for places they film Lost). I think it was the first vacation in years that I didn't have to have a down day to recover. Such a blessing. I just hope the next 25 years are just as wonderful. Garth is the best husband a girl could have. He's my best friend.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Life is Complicated

Life is complicated sometimes. Just as my health was getting better, the boys are having problems. Trouble eating and then other one--trouble at school. Now they are doing better and my health is doing worse. Anemia has set in again. My hemoglobin levels are getting low. My meds have been adjusted so hopefully I will not need a transfusion. I'm too busy to be tired. We get our new floors tomorrow. Can't wait. The house is almost finished. I was hoping by my birthday but it looks like we won't make it. My birthday is in just a few days. Maybe by Valentine's day? Wouldn't that be nice. Life goes on.

Saturday, November 29, 2008


I love the holidays! One year when the girls were young, I even had a "holiday" tree. An old Christmas tree that I decorated each month with a different holiday or theme. When I was a teenager, I decorated a bulletin board in my bedroom with holiday decorations. (a future teacher in the making!) So I love holidays..any holiday but especially Christmas. When I was young, I loved listening to the Osmond family Christmas album. Of course I was listening in July and August as well as October, November and December! Years later I found the album on CD and continue to enjoy it. There's just something about Christmas music that puts me into the holiday spirit. This year is no different. I was on my way to dialysis the other day and the radio was playing Christmas music and was singing as loud as I could. Luckily there wasn't any other drivers on the road because it was Thanksgiving morning at 7AM. What a great day. Now I just need to get our Christmas decorations up and the holiday season will have official begun!

Monday, October 20, 2008

It's Official

Well, I've joined the blogging world! Also joined Facebook. What is the world coming to?