Monday, January 26, 2009

You are the best, funniest, hardest working, most helpful, sweetest daughter. We love you! Mom and Dad

Here's laughing with you!

"Mother, I can't believe you posted these pictures!"

Sunday, January 25, 2009


There is supposed to be a picture of a monster on this page. I followed the directions for posting a picture using the URL that was acceptable. Not here.

So...imagine a monster. Green. Big round snarly face. Yellows of the eye with green iris. Frowning snarl. Teeth. Webbed Feet. Ugly.

I am entertaining several of those guys right now. One is named, I Cuda-Shuda-Wuda. I cuda told them I wasn't ready. I shuda told them I wasn't ready. I Wuda told them I wasn't ready....but I wasn't ready.

The other monster is named, I Can Do It Myself with the converse monster, I Can't Do It Myself. These two monsters fight each other all the time - making people stand aside and watch. I'm tired of the fighting. I'm tired of being alone.

There is this slimy lump of a monster that is olive green and looks like he is melting with a lump still in the middle that hasn't melted yet. This monster will rear up sometimes and make himself huge and tall and fiery red. His name is, I Don't Want To. I don't want to....exercise, I don't want to read the Bible, I don't want to do the dishes, I don't want to watch that TV show. I don't want to write Thank You notes. I dont' want to make that call. I don't want to pay that bill. Of course this monster is good friends with the other monsters.

Then there is the Monitor Screen/Keyboard Monster - who begs me to come and use all my time with him alone. I like this monster. This monster is very nice when I am frustrated or lonely or bored. This monster lets me write what I want to write - browse what I want to browse - shop what I want to shop. I love to feed this monster. This monster gets very fat. This monster has a great "escape and forget and spend" factor. Plus - this monster can eat HUGE amounts of time--without me realizing it. The other monsters are big and scary. This monster seems so friendly. I like this monster.

So do you know any good Monster-Fighters? I don't feel much like fighting. Right now I rather enjoy entertaining these monsters.

Friday, January 23, 2009

OK. I'm ready for the easy part - the free ride - the blue skies - and picnics under the tree. is winter. Inside and out.

It is waking up to grey skies.

Huddling with blankets and rice packs to keep warm at night.

God must get so tired of his fickle folks.

We sailed on the wings of eagles and prayers saying goodbye to Kelsey.

And now?...not so much.

Remember all those responsibilities?

Remember all that unfinished business with people? with Jesus?


Could somebody plug me in? There is an outage over here.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Goodbye Kelsey. It has been an honor to be your family.

We love you sweetie. No one was more patient or trusting than you. God bless you. MOM