Monday, February 22, 2010

AND LIFE GOES ON….

A day like today makes me long for Spring…We had a beautiful day … bright sunshine, blue skies and  temperatures in the high sixties…Mother Nature did her best to give us a glimpse of what is to come before very much longer.

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Wyatt and his daddy…Wyatt loves tractors!

I did not have a good week, to say the least, so today was like a breath of fresh air…

Even if I didn’t leave the house.

It seemed like a storm cloud brewed right over my home, beginning on Tuesday and on into Wednesdayand Thursdayand Friday.

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Will….2 month sold and he laughs and coos already!

Tuesday was just small stuff really…but , well let’s just say…words said in anger can hurt deeply …and we will leave it at that.

Then Wednesday night, when I reached up to get the Pam off the shelf over the stove, I dropped itand it fellbehind the stove and lodged in between the hot water heater copper tubing. I would have to let the stove cool down to be able to get to it.

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Will….our little “Rooster” again!

I had boiled some chicken and made some stock to freeze. I love homemade chicken stock and use it instead of the canned stuff. I ended up with two bowls of the stuff…bowls that held one and a half quarts each.

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Caught trying to get out the front door at his house!

Going to “Maw-Maw’s”…

As soon as they cooled down, I put the first one into the freezer section of my side-by-side refrigerator…then as I went to put the second one in…

I dropped it! 

Oh dear Lord….

Well, of course the top flew off and of course all of the cool greasy liquid quickly ran under the refrigerator. I tried to keep my cool as I pulled the refrigerator out from the wall…wiggling it this way and that, until it was out far enough. At the same time I was desperately trying to keep from sliding up in the greasy mess and breaking an arm…or worse.

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Wyatt finds out ice cream is gooood!

Well…thank God I didn’t fall, but I didn’t keep my cool either…

It didn’t help matters that my back has been killing me all week for some reason. I had bent down and had began sopping the mess up with towels (that I had just gotten washed and dried) and I began thinking that I still had to pull the stove out after I was through with all this….

And that is when I lost it.

I began crying and sobbing like I had just found out that there was no tomorrow. Every hurt that I have suffered since birth was running through my heart and and wringing it out, just like I was having to wring out the dang towels.

That was Wednesday

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Thursday

I came home from working 10 hours, got the mail off the chest by the front door and found in it a letter from a company wanting aprox. $14,000.00…which I will have to sort out.

Friday

I got a letter wanting $2,500.00 which I had been looking to get, but of all days to get it.

Help me Jesus.

I did not get out of my pj’s all day today…

Do you ever feel like just giving up?

GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

ANGELS AMONG US

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As I was standing by the take-out window during a lull at the Bar-B-Que today, I was thinking about Valentine’s Day…which lead me to think about those little bitty candy hearts that have the cute little sayings on them…You know the ones...they say; ‘kiss me’ or ‘hug me’ or ‘love’ or such.

Danny use to give me just one each Valentine’s Day with a box of chocolate candy and a card. Usually the one he gave me would say ‘love’ or ‘kiss me’ …and I too would give him one with his gift…a heart felt reminder of the times when we were young and gave each other a whole box of them…and thought we were doing something grand! lol

As  I stood there with all our Valentine Day memories running through my head, I took my finger and gently wrote “Danny” in the fog on the window….

Soon, a customer came up, which forced me out of my melancholy mood … Workit is one of the best things there is for the blues, isn’t it?

When I came home just now, I stopped at the chest by the front door to grab the mail that Dan places there for me to look at. Thankfully there were no bills…for a change…but there was one envelope with my name on it.  When I opened it up, imagine my surprise when I saw that it was a BEAUTIFUL VALENTINE !!!!!

That it came today … of all days…only proves to me that yes indeed… “there are angels among us.”

GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS  SWEET TIFFANY…YOU PUT A SMILE ON THIS OLD LADY’S FACE TONIGHT AND I WILL NEVER FORGET YOUR KINDNESS.

GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

A SMALL TOWN SOUTHERN MAN

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TODAY WOULD HAVE BEEN MY DADDY’S BIRHTDAY…HE DIED IN 1985 AND I STILL MISS HIM. HE WAS A WONDERFUL, KIND AND LOVING DADDY…

THEY SAY MOST TIMES A GIRL WILL CHOOSE A MAN LIKE HER DADDY…AND I DID…DANNY WAS JUST AS KIND AND GOOD AND LOVING .

TODAY IS ALSO THE DAY THAT WE BURRIED DANNY BACK IN 2006…I REMEMBER THINKING THEN THAT I WAS SENDING DADDY ONE HELL OF A GOOD BIRTHDAY PRESENT… FOR HE LOVED DANNY LIKE A SON.

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ALAN JACKSON SINGS A SONG THAT REMINDS ME SO MUCH OF DANNY...AND ALSO MY DADDY…

HERE ARE PART OF THE LYRICS OF

A SMALL TOWN SOUTHERN MAN :


[Chorus:]
And he bowed his head to Jesus
And he stood for Uncle Sam
And he only loved one woman
(He) was always proud of what he had
He said his greatest contribution
Is the ones you leave behind
Raised on the ways and gentle kindness
Of a small town Southern man
(Raised on the ways and gentle kindness)
(Of a small town Southern man)


Callous hands told the story
For this small town Southern man
He gave it all to keep it all together
And keep his family on his land
Like his daddy, years wore out his body
Made it hard just to walk and stand
You can break the back
But you can't break the spirit
Of a small town Southern man

Finally death came callin'
For this small town Southern man
He said it's alright 'cause I see angels
And they got me by the hand
Don't you cry, and don't you worry
I'm blessed, and I know I am
'Cause God has a place in Heaven
For a small town Southern man..

THIS I KNOW IS TRUE….

I KNOW WITHOUT A SHADOW OF A DOUBT, THAT MY DADDY AND MY DANNY ARE BOTH IN HEAVEN.

GOD BLESS YOU ALL.