Friday, August 29, 2008


You make lots of friends through work, some come and some go. Some you miss greatly, some you hardly notice have left. It seems here lately at work everyone is leaving for better jobs, or moving out of the area. Can't blame them for that. At least you get to still hear from them and know how they are doing. But today we at work lost a great friend. I've been there for 18 years and seems like he was always around somewhere, making jokes, having fun, eating my candy and recently he became the cookie monster. He loved those cookies. He also loved his grand daughter. Here lately he'd been going to all her games and just loving it. He was so proud of her. His illness happened so suddenly till it's still hard to believe he's gone. I guess a week ago is when it all started. He actually called me to tell me when his surgery was and that he'd be back to pester me before long. He got to where he couldn't see and was dizzy. After several tests a tumor was found on his brain. He was taking Plavix and had to stop it and in stopping it started having strokes. The tumor was removed but the strokes had already done their damage. Today I tell a good friend not good bye but I'll see you again some day. Save a place for us John we'll see you again Mr. Cookie Monster.

Monday, August 25, 2008

It's Lilly Time

It's time for new pictures. She's now 9 months old and 27 inches long. The Dr. says she's small for her age but her mom an dad are small so figures she'd be small. It's so nice getting to see pictures of her every week. I sure wish they lived closer to us. Dallas is just too far away.

The house is quiet now with Andrea gone, but it is nice to hear from her each day. I get to listen to how college is going and that she does actually miss her home here. I guess we're not so bad after all.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Elvis Remembered

This last Saturday night we attended the Elvis Remembered concert with the car club. There were 22 of us that went and it was great. Dee Carter puts on a really good show. The first hour was gosphel and the second was just Elvis and his songs.

But all in all last Friday was good. I took the afternoon off and spent it with Andrea, we went and saw the Mummy it was pretty good but I think the first 2 were better. Then Dale and I went to the ball game and it was really nice out. We really had a good time with our friends Sam and Vickie.

Today Andrea went back to college. Her little bug was loaded and I'm waiting to her from her. I figure in an hour she should call. She's such a wonderful daughter so loving....and sweet. It's hard when she leaves but she must go to finish what she's started. I know this year will be better because she'll have her own apartment and a room mate that she likes. And it's a really nice apartment too. I'd live there I know that. Lila and I will definitely miss her.

Now for the bad part of my week.

The Chevelle was at the AC shop and a car they were working on in front of it slammed in to the front of the Chevelle. So now who knows how long it will take to get it back. The grille, light, fender and possible damage to the radiator. Needless to say I wasn't happy. In fact I thought I might cry over it. But it will get fixed and back to me some day. All of this over getting the AC fixed.

Monday, August 11, 2008


It was a busy weekend. Which I haven't even had time to down load the pictures yet. But I will. Saturday we had a car deal to go to. It was a show and shine. My car is in the shop so Dale took his and I slept in late! How about that I haven't done that in a long time. I actually didn't get up until 9:30. The dogs and I slept and slept. Then I got up and went to the car deal. Dale had gotten up at 6:30 to meet everyone at IHOP for Breakfast. I just decided it was way to early for me. I stayed at the car thing for about 2 hours then Andrea and I hit the shops. It felt like we went everywhere.....Hobby Lobby, Big Lots, Furniture Row, Ashley Furniture, Lacks, Bed Bath and Beyond, Sam's, the name it we were there. My feet hurt so bad that evening. Then Sunday was my 29th Anniversary, yes we have made it through the good the bad and the ugly and I think now we're better than ever. Sunday night we met all the car club people at the Shade's out door concert and it was great. I love their music. It was good food, good friends an good Times. Vickie made us a heart shaped cake and they made Dale get down on one knee to give it to me, now that was a first. He protested but he did it. He was smiling the entire time so I don't really think he minded to much. And for everyone that doesn't I was looking for a new couch.....I bought one yesterday...Dale says it's my Anniversary Present. Last night after we got home we watched the Olympics, I think all of us were yelling for the Americans in the swimming Team competition. Some day France will learn not to bad mouth us. But way to go USA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!