Monday, June 28, 2010

Her Name Was Laurel




I got an email from my cousin, Margaret, telling me that she had to put down her horse, Laurel. I was amazed because Laurel wasn't all that old but horses get stuff like colic which ties their intestines in knots and there was nothing they could do. She was suffering.
I know my cousin will miss this horse. Laurel was never really broken in to a saddle and bridle but she had a good disposition and a lovely face. It was a joy to know her. Her stable mate and Mom, Punky, will really miss her because she has never been by herself. But as Margaret has said, if she can do it, so can Punky. I have loved knowing Margaret's horses. I have photographed them from birth and they are dear friends. I will miss Laurel but I am sure she has met up with Snap, Mabel and Rizzo across the Rainbow Bridge. You won't have to worry about your weight up there, girl. Happy trails.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Way To Go, Ellie!!!


My niece, Ellie Coleman, was accepted to the nursing school she applied to in Utah. It will mean that she will be leaving this area and moving east but I am happy for her. It has been really nice having her nearby. She is a lovely young woman full of intelligence, grace and charm. She has been working as a nanny but she wants more from her life. She wants to travel and have a family of her own. She wants to meet a good young man whom she can share her life with so she is making a change. It is difficult to start over again in a place that is new but Ellie will be fine. This will be a good move for her. I wish her well. I am glad I know this young woman. I am anxious to see what life will bring her. I already know what she brings to life.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day, Dad






I think about my Dad. I wonder what he would think of me. I am sure he wouldn't like my weight or the fact that I have difficulty walking. He would understand the bad feet but would he like me?

I think there are some things he would like. But he would probably think I had made some bad choices. He made some bad choices too. He also made some good ones. He believed in service and he did serve his community. He made it more beautiful and greener. He tried to help students and improve education in his community. He supported the Scouts. He supported the town. He tried to make a difference.
I've tried to make a difference also but on a smaller scale......mostly with people that I know. I try and help Elinor and keep her on an even keel. I try and keep in touch with friends. It isn't much but it is all I can do right now. I remember my Dad. I always wanted his approval but now I will settle for my Heavenly Father's. I will continue to try and do what would make Him happy and maybe, He will pass it on to my Dad.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Raunchy Little Beast


I got a fat lip last night. I was playing with Cashew and she didn't like it. She let me have it. I have a hard time cutting her nails but I think I am going to have to in the future. She packs a wallop for an 11 lb cat. I don't blame her because sometimes I invade her space but...................
How does one explain a fat lip from a cat?
It is embarassing to say the least.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Friendships


This has been a time of friendships. We have a dear friend of Elinor's staying with us although she is leaving today. Yesterday, we all went to the Maryhill Museum and had a ball. One of my best friends is facing a crisis and has asked for prayers which I gladly give. Another friend is my new companion when I go to Curves. Of course, Cashew is a special friend. And then, there are the Domino Queens where I will be tomorrow. Two of my good buddies still residing in Virginia keep in touch and then there are my family friends: My Bro, my Cuz, Lyndi and of course, Elinor.
Each of these people has seen me thru difficult times and good times too. I am so grateful that God has sent them my way. He must love me alot.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

I Hate Lessons





Boy, when I screw up, it is a beaut. I left my wallet in Elinor's van yesterday. It was not in plain sight....it was in a storage compartment but to no avail. Someone broke in and took it. This morning I had to get to church but I stopped over at the Foxes house to pick up my wallet from Elinor's van. It was gone. At first I thought Elinor might have taken it in for safe keeping. I couldn't ask her at the time because it was 2 min before 7am and she would have killed me. She was staying with the Fox boys last night because Maureen and Christian were out celebrating their wedding anniversary. Anyway, there was no money in the wallet and at least, no windows were broken. No one was in the van so no one was hurt. These are all blessings and indeed, I am grateful for that. I called and cancelled my credit card. Someone had made a charge on it. Elinor will have to cancel the other card which is her company credit card. I will have to replace all the other stuff including a new driver's liscence. Guess what is not open on Mondays? DMV!!!! I will have to check with the bank because my checkbook was in there. Do I feel like a jerk? Yes!!!!! I HATE LESSONS.....even when they are good for me.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Stewardship




How could we be so careless? I've been watching the pictures of the Gulf and my heart cries for those people and the animals. What a waste! Will we ever get it back? Pointing fingers at each other and trying to pin the blame is not very helpful.




How can we stop this waste?
What can we do to prevent this from happening again?
We are not being very good stewards of Your world, Heavenly Father. We must try and do better. Please give us the wisdom to fix this oil leak. Help us to find other means for energy. Help us to find ways to help the wildlife and the people of the Gulf.