Wednesday, January 13, 2010


My heart is so heavy for Haiti today.

That's all I know to say, really.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Drama in the high desert.

Over the holidays we went to Scottsdale Arizona to see our youngest son. It was warm and we had a good time. The first few days were a little "ify" though. All because a little toothache decided to get in my way of having any fun. It was my first time ever having one.

Have you ever had a toothache? Can I just say "Holy freakin cow". Talk about pain.

"Please" I said to Hubby, "Just shoot me."

Let me tell you, I could not concentrate on anything but that throbbing tooth. It consumed my every thought. After two days of suffering, we decided to call the dentist back home and have him call in some prescriptions. Thankfully, after a day of taking the antibiotic, I started to feel some relief.

This picture was taken after I had taken a painkiller. It's only the second time I have ever taken one in my life. That night is a blur.

Seriously people, I don't remember a darn thing. But I hope I was fun, engaging and good company.

I suppose it's a good thing I don't drink.

And just so you know, said tooth is history. But not to worry, after $4200.00 and three months of healing I'll have a new implant and a new tooth.

But I must say, it's sad and demoralizing.......especially for a flossing queen.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Because writing down goals makes them real.

I have been unplugged for a couple of weeks, mainly because I was out of town defrosting and enjoying myself. But mostly because I just need to be unplugged occasionally. It's good for a marriage.

January and the new decade has come in like a lamb. I know that's a March metaphor, but I'm always expecting January in the form of a monstrous lion's jaw aimed at my face. That is not the case this year. I have even been so bold as to think resolutions, which I generally think of as the loser's path to disappointment and destruction.

But hey, it's a new decade. And the way I have felt this past week, this might be the last full decade on this earth for me. ;)

I heard it on the radio so it must be true, that the first Monday of the year is considered the most depressing day of the year. They said it's because we miss the holidays, and start to worry about how we are going to pay for Christmas purchases.

I felt it. I was really sad..... sad that I couldn't get my head out of the toilet for more than a minute at a time. Damn that food poisoning. I guess that's what you get for skipping church to go out to breakfast. Lesson learned.

So here they are folks. I'm putting them out for all to see. This is all I got. Wish me luck

1. Love Hubby

2. Read the complete Old Testament. Read, read, read.

3. Enjoy new and old friends.

4. Eat more and more vegetables.