Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Winter Weather Week

We have had ice again this week. I was fortunate enough that Pam worked for me and I didn't have to slide to work. Thank you, Pam! I haven't been out since going to church and to Kimberly's on Sunday, but still no cabin fever! My sweet sister, Kimberly, had most of the "Jennifer Project" bags filled for me. She is such an angel. I got them all decorated for Valentine's Day, finished filling them and have them packed and ready for delivery. I have to go to the doctor for my annual cancer checkup on Friday, so I will take them to the hospital then.

I am almost finished with the final book of the Twilight series. I would never have thought that I would have gotten so intrigued with vampires and werewolves! How can someone think of a story line like this and keep us all wanting to read more....she is brilliant, for sure. She has captured the attention of the young and old alike. A friend at work left on a cruise this past weekend but made sure that she had the fourth book to take with her!

Kimberly lost her beloved cat, Sebbie, this week. She rescued him from a mean old lady that didn't want him anymore and was going to have him put to sleep. That was EIGHTEEN years ago. I am so sorry for her, I know how she will miss him. Our pets are such a part of our lives, and when we lose them, it is devastating. She did everything she could for him to keep him comfortable and happy.

I had made a promise to myself that I would try my best not to miss any of our new Bible study on Hebrews by Max Lucado. Well, it started on Monday night, and I had to miss the very first one due to the weather. I will do the lesson and go after work on Monday night.

I had hoped to get alot more accomplished while I was home this week. At least I got the "Jennifer Project" bags ready for delivery. I made several cards for the prayer list this week and finished a birthday present. I still have today, tomorrow, and half a day Friday. Hopefully, I will finish my book, get my Bible study done, the dogs a bath, laundry done etc. etc. etc. Just don't know where all the time goes, but I do know that it is precious and there is never enough of it!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Time is Flying!

I can't believe this month is almost half way gone already...where does the time go? I have been missing Jennifer, my Mom and Dad so much these past weeks. Maybe it is because I have had the "crud" for so long. Kimberly has had it too...think I gave it to her for Christmas! We have said many times these past couple of weeks, how horrible it must have been for Jennifer to feel this way everyday!!! Bless her heart!! At least we know now that she isn't spending her days coughing and not being able to breathe! She is now free from all that misery and is happy and healthy!

I am excited that we will soon be starting another Bible study! I always feel so much better when I am concentrating on a study...keeps me in the Bible and I always learn so much!

We are beginning to plan to make more Jennifer Project bags for the kids at the hospital. We will do a Valentine theme this month...that will be fun and keep my mind busy. I love it when I go into the patient's room to do their treatment and they have one of our bags out making something. I think it is even more fun that the bags are anonomyous and they don't know who put them together for them. It is just good to know they are enjoying them and the bags are helping to pass the time while they are in the hospital. These children are so special...their courage and humor so inspire me. I feel so very grateful to be able to be working with them. I love talking to their parents as well as to them. They each have a unique quality that certainly tugs on my heart strings. I can remember once that Jennifer told me that had she not have had CF, she would have never met Dr. Warren and all the other peIople that were in her life because of CF! I cherish the memories that I have with Jennifer and her fight against CF...her strength, endurance and compassion for others. I can hardly wait until the day comes that CF stands for CURE FOUND! I have seen alot of changes over the last thirty years, and I truly believe this day will come!

Thursday, January 1, 2009


I can hardly believe that 2009 is already here...where did 2008 go? It seems that it just went so fast. My wise Daddy always told me that the older you get, the faster the time I must be getting really old!

What resolutions do I want to make this year?

1. Be more of a Christ and study my Bible more.
2. Of course, eat less and move more!!!
3. Get organized and stay organized.
4. Spend less and save more.
5. Continue the Jennifer Project.
6. Spend more time with family and friends.
7. Serve others

That should be a good start. Now, if I can just check this post the first day of each month and check my progress, maybe I can do it!

I want to wish all a Healthy and Happy New Year!!

Now, I am off to start cooking my blackeyed peas and cabbage! People tease me about doing this every year..some don't think that I have such good luck...but I would be afraid to see what would happen if I didn't have my blackeyed peas and cabbage. My Mother would have never not had a New Year's Day dinner without's to you, Mom! Even Jennifer, who did not like cabbage in any form, would always eat one leaf of cabbage on New Year's Day!