Monday, December 29, 2008

Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas!

Today is my daughter’s and my mama’s birthday. My mama was born in 1925 and Amanda was born in 1981. My daddy told me  that while I was in labor, my mama was watching the clock like it was New Year’s Eve! lol  Amanda was born shortly after 10:00 pm! Mama was sooooo happy and would, from then on, call Amanda her ‘birthday girl’.   

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Happy Birthday to the two ladies that I love the most in this world.

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Here is a picture of Wyatt in his new University of Ky. outfit my niece Susie and her husband, Gary sent to him…Thank yall so much Susie…as you can see, it fit him good!And yes…Wyatt is sitting now!

Well, Christmas is over and now we can all look forward to a new year coming up very soon. I hope and pray that it will be a good year  for all of us.

I am thinking, (now that I am writing this) that there were no pictures taken of me or Dan this year at Christmas…They were all taken of Wyatt!   Oh well….he was the star of the show anyway! lol

Dan and I went over to Amanda’s home and watched Wyatt open his gifts from Santa. We also took all our gifts over there for him to open.  He really enjoyed his Christmas…I had thought it would not be that big a deal for him this year, but he actually got into it!!!

Now, yall know I am going to show you pictures of my grandbaby’s first Christmas, don’t you??? Okay…here they are…

For him to be only 6 months old, he did very good at tearing the paper off his gifts! This is one from me.

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He loved all the truck toys…Dan got him this one:

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He started out wearing his Santa suit…

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Little Santa had to take a ‘BABA’ break! lol            

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It was actually hot and muggy here in Georgia, so he came out of his little Santa suit quickly!    

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Look at the red mark on his little face…bless his heart; he fell face first into one of his presents!

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His other grandma gave him this dog…he loved it! And as you can see, made himself a bed out of it! lol       

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This below, is my favorite picture of him….He has his GEORGIA BULLDOG ‘BABA’ and he is in deep thought….

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Probably wondering what he did to get all these presents! lol

Oh yeah….speaking of presents…

I got an early Christmas present

On Dec 23, 2008…

Two months after having had 4 casts…

My orthopedic surgeon finally took that dang cast off my arm!!!

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          Looks better doesn’t it?!!!

It is still very stiff, but I am working on that part! I have to go back in 6 weeks.

Thank you all for all the love and support that yall always freely give me….What would I do without yall?

I love you my friends….

HAVE A HAPPY NEW YEAR !

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GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

 

Monday, December 22, 2008

‘TIS THE SEASON’

Can you believe there are only three more days until Christmas? Whew…the time has flown. I am so glad that I got Wyatt’s when I did in October…as things are pretty tight here now. Having not been able to work for two months- well, I haven’t gotten paid in two months either. Thank goodness my children are grown.

It’s not like I don’t want to go back to work. I do…and have asked to be let come back. But my boss has to have clearance from my doctor and he hasn’t given it yet. :-(

The weather has turned cold here. It has been down to freezing the past two nights. (I am so worried about the heating bill I will get in a few days!)

I saw some of the prettiest cookie pictures on a blog tonight…Christmas cookies that were made by mama and daughter…and I envy them…Right now I envy all who have family that will come together to celebrate Christmas…I miss that so much.

Look at this sweet little baby…                       

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He is the reason that I still find hope for tomorrow….

GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

Friday, December 19, 2008

TODAY…ANGELS CRIED

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Today, the sheriff announced that the remains found near the Anthony’s home in Orlando Fla. were indeed those of little Caylee.

Though I felt it all along, I still cried.

Hell… let me rephrase that…

I am still crying .

I think I will go to my grave hearing that sweet little innocent baby girl sing to her “Papa”

And later asking him; “Papa, you tired, Papa ?”

God bless her little innocent heart; although only two years old at the time, she showed far more compassion, love and concern for her Papa

Than most so called adults.

When will the killing of all the little children end?

Just tell me….How can anyone… even the lowest of the low…. murder a child?

How can a parent put partying and drugging above the welfare of their own flesh and blood  little children? 

AN OPEN LETTER TO FUTURE PARENTS:

When you have a child; you should know right now…

That the child comes first.

IN EVERYTHING.

MAYBE I BEST PUT IT MORE BLUNTLY TO THE SIMPLE MINDED SELFISH INDIVISUALS WHO THINK THEY WANT CHILDREN…

LOOK…

IF YOU WANT TO PARTY AND DRINK YOURSELF IN OBLIVION…

IF YOU JUST HAVE TO FRY YOUR DAMN BRAIN WITH DRUGS EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE

IF YOU JUST GOT TO WHORE YOURSELF OUT NOW AND THEN;

BE YOU MAN OR WOMAN….

AND IT WOULD REALLY URK YOU TO HAVE TO TAKE THE TIME AND EFFORT TO FIND A  BABYSITTER…

THEN….

DON’T HAVE CHILDREN.

PLEASE; FOR THE LOVE OF GOD DON’T….

DON’T HAVE AN INNOCENT BABY THAT ONE DAY YOU MAY PUT IN HARM’S WAY OR POSSIBLY KILL

JUST SO YOU CAN GO DO YOUR THING.

I AM SO MAD…….I DON’T THINK I HAVE EVER BEEN THIS MAD BEFORE ABOUT SOMETHING LIKE THIS.

YOU KNOW…

IT IS A DAMN SHAME

THAT ANIMALS HAVE MORE LOVE, MORE COMPASSION, AND MORE COMMON SENSE

THAN SOME HUMANS DO.

REST IN PEACE LITTLE CAYLEE.

REST IN PEACE SWEET LITTLE ANGEL CHILD.

GOD HELP US ALL.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

NEWS ON THE HOMEFRONT

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I had to go to the doctor yesterday. I have fought this cold/flu (whatever it is) for way too long now… Then it hit me like a ton of bricks all over again Sunday…Thank you Lord, the DR. gave me my blood pressure medicine and then a  coupon for a free asthma inhaler! Then my kindhearted pharmacist didn’t charge me a dime for two of the medicines! So I only had to pay for 1 of them and it was $8.99! All in all, I got 4 medicines free!!! THANK YOU GOD.

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Wyatt had to be taken to the hospital the other night. He has bronchitis. He was given an antibiotic shot and now has a bad diaper rash from it. I will be so glad when he is feeling better. Please keep my little man in your prayers.

I want to thank Jeanette for helping me out, by posting about Judy’s tragic loss of her partner on her blog and also on the blog ; CALL FOR SUPPORT .

CALL FOR SUPPORT is a wonderful blog that plays an important part in directing us to those in need of emotional support….and we all have needed comforting words to cling to sometime in our lives…Kind words that let you know that you are not alone and that there are those out there that truly care. Thank you so much Jeanette.

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Judy needs all the love and support she can get now. She had already lost her first husband and her 4 year old grandson in a car accident around 9 years ago. She was also a passenger in that accident too ... She had began to move on in her life and found a new love…one that was always there for her…one that shared her love for country and a variety of pets…and life was good again…Unfortunately that ended when a tragic accident took Tommy’s life in November. She just now felt up to writing her thoughts out.

When I lost Danny to a massive heart attack…I felt no need to go on living…my world collapsed that day and all it's color faded… What would have happened to me had I not been able to come here and pour my heart out to you…to my family….and have you all constantly writing to me, praying for me, and telling me in no uncertain terms that I MUST GO ON…I do not know.

Judy was one of you that wrote to me daily…begging me to not give up…for me to look at what she had come through…to believe that God was with me…and that life would one day start over for me and be good again…as it had for her. God bless her heart; she has once again lost her loved one  and she is back, lost  in the shadow of death. Please if you have not done so already, please go to her now and let her know that she is not alone…not as long as we are here to help. We never know what tomorrow will bring for us…We may be the one next time needing a comforting word and prayers.

GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

Friday, December 12, 2008

CHRISTMAS SPIRIT

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            Wyatt: the red nosed reindeer!

The next day after I wrote about not being able to get my tree out of the shed, Kelvin came to the door and said…”tell Dan to get the decorations out and I will be back in a little bit to put them up for you.” Well, lo and behold, when I told Dan, he did not offer any excuses, but went to the shed and got them out! lol

                    Grandma’s little Santa…..

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                The reason I wanted to decorate.

Good to his word, Kelvin came back after a while and got busy. I did not have to do anything! Now, let me tell you…I am not use to just sitting back while others do for me. Danny would help get the decorations out, but he refused to help put them up….it was always me doing the decorating.

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In  just a little bit, Kelvin had strung lights from one end of my house to another and put the tree up! Kelvin put the lights on the tree, then we went to their house, so I could see their tree…a beautiful huge 7 footer!  He had ornaments that his mom had given him since he was small and he decorated that tree so pretty!

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                  The tree at my house….

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The very next morning, DAN got up and put the decorations on OUR tree! He also decorated my coffee table! He has never done that before, and he did such a wonderful job!!!  So, my house is decorated now!

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I put the wreath on the front door and decorated the mantle in the living room.

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Wyatt is fascinated with all the lights….and there is a little glass snowman on the tree that his uncle Dan showed him…….that he wants in the worse sort of way….and actually stomped his little 5 month old foot for when he couldn’t get it!  lol

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Now if I only had the money to shop with! lol

I do have Wyatt’s already….

SO THAT IS A BLESSING!

GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

Monday, December 8, 2008

MY LITTLE SANTA !

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       WYATT SAYS MERRY CHRISTMAS !

I be dog gone if I ain’t up and done caught a dang cold! How’s that for proper English?….lol  Well, blame it on account of…. It’s how I feel….As in a sneezing, snotting, stuffed up, fever, sore throat, can’t talk except in a Minnie Mouse voice, crappy-cruddy feeling! lol

In other health news; my arm feel some better.  Now that’s a good thing.  How do I know it’s better? I’m not having to practically OD on pain medicine anymore…so it must be doing better.

I go back Dec 23 for another check up…and possibly yet another cast. The one I have on now is number 4. In a way I am scared for it to come off…Seeing my arm the last time shocked me so bad, I nearly fell off the table. I am going to put the picture of it here below, so if you are squeamish, scroll on past, ok? Here it is:  

 

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See why I was shocked? The last time I saw my arm it didn’t look like that and when I first  saw it, I had to swallow real hard to keep from crying. Call me crazy, but I just felt so bad for what I did to what God gave me. I know…crazy…but then again….that’s just the way I felt. In reality, I know it was an accident and I know God doesn’t fault me for it.

I have not decorated for Christmas yet. Dan is in one of his funks and I need his help to get the tree out of the shed, since I can’t move all the heavy junk that is in the way. He said he may get it out this week…We will see.

Right now, the way I feel…To tell the truth, I don’t too much care one way or the other. I haven’t done any Christmas shopping either….well, except for a few little things for Wyatt….You know I'm going to get my Wyatt something, now don’t you?

I will get it all together…so yall don’t worry about me…

God is still in control.,…He knows where I live and I know He hasn’t forgot about me.

I am blessed!!!

GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

Friday, December 5, 2008

ABOUT GOD

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Going over to DONNA'S BLOG and reading her entry about tithing got me to wondering about my BELIEFS.

She made me look deep inside myself and find out what I truly believe.....

After blowing the dust away on this old soul of mine, I did find these few bits and pieces….

I BELIEVE GOD WANTS US TO GIVE  FREELY AND WHOLE HEARTEDLYTO THOSE WHO NEED IT.

I BELIEVE HE WANTS US TO TRY VERY HARD TO KEEP OUR HEARTS PURE.

I BELIEVE HE LOVES US...NO MATTER HOW FAR WE FALL SHORT OF HIS GLORY.

I BELIEVE HE WANTS US TO LOVE, RESPECT AND TRULY CARE; FOR HIS LITTLE CHILDREN AND HIS ELDERLY.

I BELIEVE HE WANTS US TO APPRECIATE ALL OF THE BEAUTIFUL AND WONDEROUS THINGS THAT HE PUT IN OUR WORLD …BOTH SEEN AND UNSEEN.

I BELIEVE HE WANTS US TO TRY TO BRING OTHERS TO HIM, NOT ONLY BY TALKING, BUT BY SHOWING THEM THE WAY.

Look; In my lifetime….

I have known people  who wear their proclaimed ‘Christianity frock’ like a glowing neon sign…

They go to church every time the door flies open; yet underneath it all… they are evil people.

I have also known people who went to church only a few times in their lives and those who never even stepped a foot into the door…

BUT THEY WERE TRUE ANGELS HERE ON THIS EARTH.

I BELIEVE GOD RESIDES IN ALL OF US...

But He also gave us freedom to choose how we act and what we believe….

These mere buildings that man has made…

that we call churches ...

THEY ARE THERE SOLEY TO BRING US TOGETHER AS WE WORSHIP HIM....

Mathew 18:20 "For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”

I don’t think God cares aboutNOR COUNTS the money that we place into the collection plate

I THINK HE CARES MORE ABOUT HOW WE FEEL IN OUR HEARTS WHEN WE PART WITH IT.

And finally;

I BELIEVE THAT GOD IS WITH US ALWAYS…ESPECIALLY DURING TIMES OF SORROW AND TROUBLE

Mathew 28:20 “I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”

GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

THANKSGIVING

My Thanksgiving Day was spent with my daughter and her family. since I had only one hand, she decided to do all the cooking. No matter how I argued, she refused to let me bring anything other than the giblet gravy. she did it all…and cooked enough food for the entire neighborhood if they had wanted anything! Everything turned out so good!! Wyatt had a ball and loved all the mash potatoes and gravy !

Dan decided to stay at home.  He doesn’t take any change lightly. We have always had Thanksgiving at home, so he refused to leave the house to go with me to eat with Amanda.

Dan tends to believe that if he sulks and pouts or shows out that he will get his way…( as in his ten year old mind set ) It makes life miserable for everyone; trust meEvery time during the holiday season, he gets in a funk…I have not, in over 36 years, been able to figure out why this is…I know he misses his daddy… Lord knows I do too…but this began way before we lost Danny. (He will begin to come back to semi-normal around the middle of Jan.)

So after lunch at Amanda’s we all got together and went over to Sue’s and David's home….which is also our family tradition…we enjoyed sitting and being with them so much! (Dan did grace us with his presence during this time!)

I went with Amanda Sunday to Wal-Mart..Sure was good to get out of the house. Well that’s about all I know for today….

GOD BLESS YOU ALL.