Saturday, March 24, 2012


We got up at 4 yesterday morning. I had preset the coffeepot so that was ready upon awakening. After getting dressed and ready to leave, I put the prepared food in a small ice chest, coffee in a couple travel mugs. Made sure the kitties had food and water. We then headed out the door and up to San Mateo. Traffic wasn't as bad as we had been expecting. We did hit the morning work traffic in the Bay Area, but it was traveling smoothly, no hang ups. Of course, with 2 of us, we were able to use the diamond lane. We got to the hospital around 8 or so, around 3 1/2 hours travel time. Kellie's sister and her husband, her niece and a good friend were there. We waited and talked while Kellie finished the paperwork. We went upstairs with her, then down again, when they were done upstairs. We had a chance to pray with and over here. Went into the waiting room and there were 2 of her daughters friends there, then the daughter came in, all together 10 people were there for her. She was able to visit with her mom before she went into surgery. The surgery was a little longer then she was told at first, around 2 1/2 hours. When the doctor came in she told us there were no surprises. Tissue samples were sent to a lab and results will be around Wed. We ate some lunch and waited for a little time then we were able to visit with her. We left around 4:30 as she was being wheeled into a private room. If all is well, she is going home today. I will call in a day or so, giving her a chance to get home and settle in. Her sister will stay with her, but they know I am only a phone call away if they need me to come and help. One of the nice things about being retired is I have the time to do that!!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

What is new.

So much going on, I don't know where to begin.

A week and half ago, Elizabeth came to visit for a few days. That was really nice, we enjoyed a nice visit and were very glad to see her. She came down with her sister-in-law. She and Ryan are still looking for a place to rent, keep them in your prayers.

This Friday, Dan and I are going up to San Mateo, as my sister-in-law Kellie, is going in for cancer surgery. We want to be there for her. She also needs prayer.

Keith and Liz's wedding plans are moving on. She has her dress and it is beautiful. They worked on the guest list this past weekend.

My niece is getting married the end of June, and I am starting her quilt this week. I am anxious to get that going, along with making some summer pj's for my granddaughter and pj's for my grandson. So glad I go another sewing machine. Now I can keep one for quilting and one for regular sewing.

In June, my niece, Mariah, is moving from Ohio to live with us. She will be going to college out here, and working. It will be a change for her, coming from a small town.

Today we will be attending a life celebration for a dear woman who passed away from cancer last week. We pray for her husband, Gordon. Though he is happy as to where she is now, he will still grieve her after many decades of marriage. She was a faithful Christian.

Now I think it is time for me to go get a map of San Mateo, so I can find my way to the hospital. We will leave around 5 in the morning, her surgery is at 10 AM. We need to allow for work traffic, which can be a real pain in the Bay Area.
Have a great day and God Bless

Monday, March 19, 2012


We had quite a rain storm over the weekend. Not bad considering we have been over 80% behind on our rainfall. We are now 50% behind. However, some of the snow pack was over 5 feet, so that is good. It means we may be able to take the boat out this summer .
We had a hail storm yesterday, with (for us) nice sized hail stones. I have been enjoying the blooms in my garden, not realizing that they would soon be destroyed. My irises were beautiful. The hail took it's tole. The ones in the photo had just opened up the day before. They were not totally destroyed yesterday, but look like they are on their last leg. I so enjoy the beauty of the flowers when they open. Hopefully the blooms getting ready to open are just delayed. Today is partly cloudy so hoping the suns warmth will rejuvenate the blooms.

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