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Saturday, December 19, 2015


Yeah, got blindsided by that 24-hour bug that's going around! I woke up just after midnight, right after my last post, sick to my stomach. I won't go into graphic detail, but I did spend the day in bed, almost passing out the two times I ventured forth to get water and saltines. I'm not sure I've ever experienced this type of bug before, but it was a doozy. I slept all day and finally felt like I could ambulate at about 6 p.m. Daughter, Micah, asked if I wanted her to come over with some food, but I discouraged this, not wanting to infect her. Besides, the thought of food just wasn't inviting. A few crackers and sips of water was all I could manage. Anyway, I woke up the next morning feeling pretty good. Went to work with no lasting effects from the illness. It reminded me of labor; all that pain and then, like magic, it's gone. lol.

Anyhoo, enough about that! Oh, and I'd like to delete the part about probate in  my last post. Major senior moment! I remembered that my dad deeded that property over to us years ago. Too many details for this brain to hang onto. Glad I won't have to live through the probate adventure.

Micah took some beautiful photos of my two older grands, Audrey and Hazel...

Audrey Rayne

Hazel Jane

Best friends and sisters.

I've been looking for a copy of The Space Trilogy all in one book and here it is! Yet another Christmas present for myself. :) I first read this as a teen, then as a young adult. It's about time to read it again! :)
Alistair Begg has been emailing me devotionals lately, and I realized they were from this book by Charles Spurgeon. I like them so much I decided to get this for my Kindle. (99 cents!)
I hope you're
all staying cozy and warm
and enjoying your Christmas season!
We finally have a clear day
with sparkling snow.
God bless and shalom to all.


  1. Bill had that nasty stomach bug on his birthday. SAD! I know just how awful it is and I'm so glad you're better! CUTE grands! Adorable in fact! God be with you, good girl.

  2. Oh I always appreciate Alastair Begg! You are welcome to our house for a visit anytime!!! I sure hope my kids remember all the fun and adventures and not the stresses of growing up. :) Every house has their heartaches and trials too though..... It's been a lot of fun to have Mr. Badger here! Such an excuse to be a child again and have fun! And people don't think you are crazy for doing so! (Well, at least not the people acquainted with Mr. Badger). Hope you have a good Christmas! What gorgeous pictures of your granddaughters.

  3. Your granddaughters are precious. So cute. I am glad you are better...that sure sounds like something my daughter just went thru. I am praying everyone will be well at your house for the Holidays. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  4. I'm sorry you had such a nasty bug but glad it was relatively short-lived. I never can decide whether it's easier to be very sick for 24 hours or just kinda miserable for a week.
    I lent my Space Trilogy to someone and I haven't seen it since. Don't you hate that? Oh well, I hope at least its being read!!
    The pics of your grands are so lovely!! Your daughter must be a professional photographer. Of course it helps that her girls are so gorgeous!!

  5. Ah, Morning and Evening - a lovely edition of that with a leather cover was a gift from my daughter to her grandmother one year...then it was passed on to the grandfather, and now I think it went back to the original giver. It reminds me of dear people!


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