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Random playoff thoughts
Friday, October 09, 2009      2 comments

I've been watching the MLB playoffs. Yep, all of them. Tonight I watched a game go to extra innings. Lots of excitement, opportunities, razzle dazzle. In the 10th, the pitcher gave up 3 singles in a row. After the manager replaced him, the camer... Read more
Night songs
Thursday, October 08, 2009      2 comments

I am thinking of a song that Debra Talley sings so poignantly: You turn the key Then close the door behind you Drop your bags on the floor You reach for the light But there's darkness deep inside And you can't take it anymore ... Read more
A day in our lives
Friday, October 02, 2009      2 comments

In the nearby village the funeral home has been owned by the same family for generations. It's a gracious white two-story house. Time and again it has been part of our histo... Read more
Recovery from surgery
Wednesday, September 30, 2009      6 comments

Another bit of progress to full recovery today. I was able to get into the bed without using aids or assistance for the first time since surgery. Still not comfortable enough to try for the night, and I don't want to wake everyone once they're a... Read more
The chair
Friday, September 25, 2009      7 comments

I had an appointment with a doctor today for the disability determination. Now it's waiting time again. My weight was down 9 pounds from the pre-surgery weight. I won't do an official SP weigh in yet. I am ready for a fresh start as soon as... Read more
Staples removed today
Thursday, September 24, 2009      0 comments

I had an appointment this morning back at University Hospital. Great parking spot on the same floor where I needed to go, woohoo. Checked in. Had xrays of the beautiful matching hardware in both hips. They always give me a paper copy of the xra... Read more
Update and request for my praying friends
Tuesday, September 22, 2009      2 comments

My first prayer request is for a speedy recovery. Hip replacement surgery is not for wimps. Recovery requires a lot of patience. I not only have to fight the physical pain and try to achieve stronger movement, but this is the time when the... Read more
Home from the hospital
Monday, September 21, 2009      2 comments

Back home from the hospital. Still not feeling great, but hopefully, the worst is over. Sis is staying for awhile to care for Dad and me.... Read more
Hip Surgery on Wednesday, Sept 9, 2009
Monday, September 07, 2009      6 comments

Counting down. Hip replacement surgery is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept 9. All the medical tests and appointments are done. Now I'm trying to get everything done at home that needs to be done before surgery. Sis will be coming to stay with... Read more
Thank you, Jesus
Saturday, August 29, 2009      3 comments

And how was your day yesterday, Annie? Our day started at 3:30 AM after 4 hours of sleep. Opening one eye. Still dark outside. Yawning. Stretching. Considering whether I can hit the snooze, at least one time. Nope. Up and at 'em. Busy morni... Read more
Pre-op saga
Wednesday, August 26, 2009      4 comments

CITY ON A HILL Hip replacement surgery is scheduled for September 9 at a large teaching hospital 35 miles away. During the annual appointment with the surgeon and h... Read more
Actions Under Control: blame shifting
Tuesday, August 18, 2009      2 comments

From the First Place Bible study series, LIFE UNDER CONTROL From Week Four: Actions Under Control Day one deals with blame shifting. "God created us in His image and gave us the freedom to make moral choices. He holds us responsible for t... Read more
Rainy day thoughts
Saturday, August 08, 2009      3 comments

Listen to the rhythm of the falling rain Telling me just what a fool I've been I wish that it would go and let me cry in vain And let me be alone again. Well, that is depressing, isn't it? The first line has been going through m... Read more
What condition my condition is in
Thursday, August 06, 2009      1 comments

yZ8k6fVe25k I woke up this mornin with the sundown shinin in I found my mind in a brown paper bag within I tripped on a ... Read more
Count Your Blessings
Monday, August 03, 2009      3 comments

When upon life’s billows you are tempest tossed, When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost, Count your many blessings, name them one by one, And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done. Count your blessings, name them one by... Read more

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