Tuesday, December 30, 2014


Sunday, January 19, 2014


Can't believe all this time has passed.  Aunt Marian is gone, Aunt Callie followed shortly thereafter, and life just seems to keep drifting by.  Pretty sure I need to find some focus.

AR is coping as well as can be expected a year after losing both her sisters, and M & I are trying to stay calm and kind, but it's not always easy.

We have our wonderful, reason to live, grandson Marcel, who had his 1st BD yesterday, 1/18.  What a wonderful thing it is to have a baby in the family.  Of course, we have my 2 great-nieces, Charli and Lexi, and 6 month old baby Tyler.  When we're all together it makes you realize that life does go on.  Good feeling.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Aunt Marian

She will be missed.  Can't believe she's really gone.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

Exactly a year later - think I should get with the program and try to at least keep a once a month type blog?  Dinner at Mendenhall yesterday with 18 friends and family - very nice day, lots of laughs.  Met up at the house first to have a drink or two so we were merry all the day.  Who is typing this dreck?  Gack!

Anyway, fun was had I think by all - here's a video or two....if I can figure out how to load them.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010

All in all it was a great week away and a lovely holiday.  Mom, Bill, Maniek & Maria, the two dogs and Marian and me.  Brett and Amanda came down very late Thanksgiving night, so we got to have breakfast with them Friday and spend some time.

Thursday morning's sunrise was beautiful.

Some were depressed because no turkey was coming their way.

Others waited patiently.......or maybe the were watching football.....

Thanksgiving dinner was simple and very good.  Fresh turkey, seasoned and roasted by M, plain cranberries I made Wednesday, greek style coleslaw and sour cream mashed potatoes, also by M, Mom's famous bread dressing - and it was exceptionally good this year because I didn't saute the veg first - succotash, candied carrots.

Sertraline HCL

Some fun this is.  Common side effects include nausea, vomitting, excessive sweating, diarrhea, tiredness, and of course, I have them all.  Isn't it true that sometimes the cure is worse than the disease?

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Giving thanks

So now I feel guilty for not being more grateful for all the people in my life and all the advantages and riches I have.  Thank you friends, family, Maniek, I love you all.