Wednesday, January 27, 2010
There are times it feels so strange to not have my parents around. I guess when you've had someone in your life for your entire lifetime, you don't even think about what it will be like when they are no longer part of it.
But, you can still imagine how they would react to certain things. Take last night, for example. My Dad was a huge U of L fan. Now, if you know anything about the state of Kentucky, you know that basketball is the #1 college sport. And the biggest rival for the University of Louisville is the University of Kentucky. Blue was my Dad's least favorite color!
So, last night when the #1 ranked University of Kentucky Wildcats played South Carolina, and the headlines this morning said:
No. 1 and Done: Kentucky Falls to South Carolina
I knew my Dad would be smiling!
Monday, January 25, 2010
What miracle did I perform, you ask?
I got one of those 80+ year old women, my mother-in-law, signed up for automatic bill pay for her main bills - electric, gas, phone, cable, garbage pickup, and water. Now, you may think this was an easy task, but add in the factor of her being practically deaf on the phone, and you'll understand why it was more difficult.
And then there is the other 80+ year old woman - my mother-in-law's sister. She is not married, has no children, and refuses to get either a power of attorney or a will. I think I convinced her to let me get her bills automatically paid too. Oh sure, I had to pull out the 'ole what if you have a stroke and can't sign your name story. She is one tough nut to crack. Her main concern was not being able to balance her checkbook to the penny.
Here are two items to add to the list of things you don't want happening to you when you get old - stubbornness and deafness! And is it really that important to balance your checkbook to the penny? I'm not convinced!
Saturday, January 23, 2010
This is one of my senior photos. All senior photos in the 70's involved a tree . . . . either sitting on it, posing with a hand on it, or peeking out from behind it.
Friday, January 22, 2010
I was happy to see on the news that the dog in California that was stuck in a flooded area was rescued by helicopter today!
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Banging on the door didn't get them what they wanted, and as soon as the machine started making noise, they decided being in the bedroom was a good thing.
Of course, the minute I let them out, they had to explore!
We finally got everything moved back in place, and it feels good to have clean carpet - at least until the first hairball comes up!
Monday, January 18, 2010
After all, I've been looking at the repaired area from our roof leak problem for over a year. And now that the new roof is on and there isn't a chance of a repeat leak, I did some suggesting and begging to have Ted paint the ceiling today.
I don't mind painting walls, but ceilings take too much strength. So, I was the supervisor and helper. You don't realize how dingy your ceilings are until that fresh coat of paint goes on!
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
In looking through my parents' photos, I came across this picture of me - probably my first photo with a cat. It must have been a premonition of my future with felines! The cat was either Sammy, Chessy, or Tabby - the three we had when I was little.
Don't those retro curtains crack you up? Have a great weekend - I'm glad our snow is gone!
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
And then the guessing began. We've all been friends for years, and thought we knew everything about each other . . . . . . but we didn't! It was a fun game - try it sometime with a group of friends.
The dessert tray was too tempting for Sharon - plastic or not!
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
I thought I'd document my adventure in a new blog - Laura Treks! I hope you will support me on this journey by following my new blog. And if you give to any cancer organizations in 2010, I would greatly appreciate your helping me reach my $2,300 goal by clicking on my donation page which can be found on the right side of both blogs.
I'll be walking on the Trekkin' for Ta-Tas team, and walking in memory of my Mom, her twin sister, and my cousin. I'll also be trekkin' in honor of my aunt and Ted's cousin. All these people in my life have had breast cancer and/or ovarian cancer, or in my Mom's case - both.
If you donate to my goal, please let me know who in your life has had this terrible disease - I'll have their names with me as I walk! And don't forget to get your annual mammogram in 2010 - I've got my appointment tomorrow!
Monday, January 11, 2010
Some of my favorite pictures of us are from special occasions in beautiful locations. This is from my first trip to Arizona while Ted was attending graduate school in Tucson. It was during Thanksgiving and we took a trip to the Grand Canyon.
We got engaged around Thanksgiving time in Sedona, Arizona.
Friday, January 8, 2010
Purple - Animal Rescue Site
Pink - Breast Cancer Site
Green - Rainforest Site
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