Thursday, September 30, 2010


Before I left the Dallas area this morning, I made a run by Whole Foods. This, my friends, is the reason I love Whole Foods.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

RIP Matt!

Yet another weekend with a heavy heart. Last weekend I didn't mention it in my blog, but the young man who died on the football field last Friday night was from the school where I taught. In fact, his dad was there when I was. Such a tragic loss.

This weekend I woke up to all kinds of messages about yet another of my friends from that school...a young man named Matt Didyk, 38, died last night. He had a congenital defective heart valve replaced about a month ago and was doing fine until a staph infection showed up. He was  a beautiful, kind soul. I used to take some of my high school kiddos on ski trips during our Christmas break. He was already in college, but he went on the last one I took along with one of his brothers. My heart is hurting for his family. I always complimented him on his beautiful smile...and he was always smiling!

Friday, September 24, 2010

This is why!

Can't see the numbers on the letters, but this one scored 78 points! This is why I can't win anymore. My brain doesn't function like this!! Awesome move!

Very cool!

Look what I learned today! Screenshot from my iphone! Hey, at least I'm not too old to learn something new, YET!

I would have picked a game I'm winning, but, alas, I am not winning any of them with 4 different players. I have lost my touch...used to be a pro at scrabble!

Monday, September 20, 2010

It's finished!

The monument was done this morning. It's PURDY!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

What a tragedy!

I spent a restless night after staying up late reading Facebook statuses about the quarterback of West Orange Stark High School. He died from a seizure completely unrelated to football. This was the high school where I taught in Texas. His father was class of 88, which is when I was there, and the coaches are all still the same ones. Football tradition just comes with the territory at West Orange Stark. The whole area is in shock and the news has been carried nationally. So, so sorry for this family and the entire school, teachers, students and friends of Reggie Garrett. May his soul have eternal rest.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Shared on Facebook by a friend!

Pictured is a young physician by the name of Dr. Roger Starner Jones. His short two-paragraph letter to the White House accurately puts the blame on a "Culture Crisis" instead of a "Health Care Crisis"..

It's worth a quick read:

Dear Mr. President:
During my shift in the Emergency Room last night, I had the pleasure of evaluating a patient whose smile revealed an expensive shiny gold tooth, whose body was adorned with a wide assortment of elaborate and costly tattoos, who wore a very expensive brand of tennis shoes and who chatted on a new cellular telephone equipped with a popular R&B ringtone.

While glancing over her patient chart, I happened to notice that her payer status was listed as "Medicaid"! During my examination of her, the patient informed me that she smokes more than one pack of cigarettes every day, eats only at fast-food take-outs, and somehow still has money to buy pretzels and beer. And, you and our Congress expect me to pay for this woman's health care? I contend that our nation's "health care crisis" is not the result of a shortage of quality hospitals, doctors or nurses. Rather, it is the result of a "crisis of culture" a culture in which it is perfectly acceptable to spend money on luxuries and vices while refusing to take care of one's self or, heaven forbid, purchase health insurance. It is a culture based in the irresponsible credo that "I can do whatever I want to because someone else will always take care of me". Once you fix this "culture crisis" that rewards irresponsibility and dependency, you'll be amazed at how quickly our nation's health care difficulties will disappear.

If you agree...pass it on.

Saturday, September 11, 2010


It apparently takes a freakin' act of Congress to cancel the Shreveport Times. I have been trying for about two weeks now. Finally contacted customer service since they don't have any way to cancel online. They do, however, have lots of OTHER things I could have pay my bill or have my paper stopped while I go on vacation. I went round and round with customer service who insists on charging me $8.15 for the first 10 days of September. I told them I wasn't going to pay it because it wasn't my fault that no one would cancel my subscription. I was told I had to snail mail a copy of my last bill and write a cancellation notice. Well, I sucked it up and did that this morning and included the $8.15. Now I'm wishing I would have sent it in pennies!!!! I just want this ordeal OVER! I also told them in my letter of cancellation that because it was so difficult to cancel that I would never re-subscribe even if it ever became a paper worth reading.

Never Forget!

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Love it!

Too good not to share. I got this in an email tonight!

Another Mom episode!

My brother called me tonight and told me he found Mom passed out again. When she didn't show up for church tonight, he went to see about her. He found her in a dark house lying on her bed out of it. He woke her up and her blood sugar was 36! She had fallen asleep at some point without eating any food since lunch. I was there at lunch and watched her eat, so I know she ate at lunch. I don't know what we are going to do. I guess we are going to have to monitor everything she eats to make sure she does eat. I went on to her house to check on her and they had gotten her blood sugar back up and she was in bed. I'm just so afraid that at some point she is going to do that and NOT wake up. Thank you, God, for always alerting us in some way to go see about her!

Monday, September 06, 2010

Labor Day...literally!

My brother and I teamed up on two mowers and mowed the home place.

This was our reward! Mom made homemade peach tarts! Yum! I ate 3!

Sunday, September 05, 2010

It's what's for dinner!

Who knew Kroger's on Youree Drive makes fresh sushi in their store!!!!

It's what's for dessert!

Saturday, September 04, 2010


Wow! Such a beautiful day and my lazy ass has done very little. Here's a recap:

  • Go to McDonald's to grab a big breakfast w/hotcakes and bring it home
  • Play on the iphone off and on all day
  • Do a few scrapbook pages
  • Watch Texas beat Rice
  • Watch LSU beat UNC...well, it's not over yet!
  • Pay the lawn guy to mow my lawn while my lazy ass watches football
  • Go buy ribs from Ol' West Bar B Q for dinner
  • Do a few more scrapbook pages
  • Water the yard
  • Visit with the neighbors
  • Hit the sack!
What a waste of skin today!

Thursday, September 02, 2010


Looks like the lawyer finally has Dad's succession completed and correct. Now all we have to do is go to his mom, my brother, and me...and sign the final papers and pay the bill, which, I am sure, will be substantial even though he is a family friend and promised us a reduced rate. Now that he has seen how much the estate is worth, that promise probably went out the window...of course, most of it is land, mineral rights and timber..not cash!

Wednesday, September 01, 2010


As I was minding my own business....ok, napping yesterday, I got a call from my sister-in-law that my mother had been passed out for 2 hours on her kitchen floor from a low blood sugar. She finally woke up (God must have done it) and was able to  move around on the floor to get to the phone and pull it down to call my brother. He was not home, but my sister-in-law went to her and called 911 to get someone to come pick her up. A friend with the sheriff department was in the area and heard the call, so he was there in a moment. Mom has one of those emergency call thingys around her neck, but a low blood sugar makes her lose her mind and not be able to think like that. Anyway, I went right on to see about her and she was sitting at the table having already completed the crossword puzzle in the paper, so her mind was back.

Today has been completely wasted due to my lack of sleep last night. After trying Tylenol PM, aspirin, and melatonin, I still was unable to sleep, so this morning I got up, made the bed and lay right back down on it and went back to sleep until 11:00. That probably set me up for another no sleep night tonight!!! I hope not!