Saturday, August 30, 2008


No pictures of the house today...but definitely tomorrow. I was too busy working on it today to take pictures of it. I also think I'm a little intimidated by this new camera. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE IT, but I think I'm too protective of it. I like it safe and sound in its case where it can't get hurt. I'll get over it. I'm declaring a change in attitude right now.
Dalton lost a tooth this morning. That was a little unexpected and actually a little bloody.

Is he a cutie or what? He also got a haircut today with his Daddy and I must say it was long overdue. REMEMBER, I was coming home to get him one day last week when he started running that nasty fever.

Savannah has moved out for the weekend. She went home with her best friend Riley after school on Friday and we haven't seen her since. They didn't get in the same class this year so they need their weekends to "catch up".
Here is our Emily...
Dalton loves her and is very concerned about the fact she hasn't found any new bedding yet for her room. He went to Target with her last night to try to find something but she couldn't make up her mind. Her older sisters came into town tonight and they are out shopping trying to help her make some decisions. She is too cute. I hope she can handle all of our craziness around here. She has a little chihuaua that is weight challenged. His name is Jackson. Dalton loves him too and wants to put a picture of him on the blog. I told him we would work on that one tomorrow.
This is Emily's dad and "significant other" Jo. They were here helping her get moved down here.

They went home today, but her sisters came in town tonight. I think they are a little worried about the baby in the family. I just pray SHE likes it here. I need her.

OK, way back in the summer, I planted a mixture of sunflower seeds and really didn't think anything would happen. I've given a couple of updates about them and maybe even shared some early pics. I really didn't think anything would happen with them, but holy smoke, they grew. That just cracks me up. I've never had just a ton of luck and I even have tomatoes growing in my back yard this year. ANYWAY, I really like sunflowers, they are my second favorite to tulips (which I will be attempting in the spring or should I say fall...). Here are a couple of the ones I cut and made a little arrangement out of today.

That one is a little afflicted. It's petal is pointing the wrong direction. It kinda reminds me of me. HA.

While I was blogging Dalton was taking pictures and he has two he wants me to include tonight. One is his new best friend Jackson the weight challenged chihuaua..

And here is Dalton's mom laying in bed blogging thinking no one else would see her the rest of the night:) Gotta love a great shot in your PJ's with no makeup. O well, Dalton loves me this way and says its a "good" picture. (He thinks all pictures he takes are good pictures)

That's it for tonight. Jeff is gone to the casino and Dalton and I went to Blockbuster and are having a SpongeBob Marathon.

Oh wait, I came across this today and loved it..

It was a busy morning, about 8:30, when an elderly gentleman in his 80's arrived to have stitches removed from his thumb. He said he was in a hurry as he had an appointment at 9:00 am.
I took his vital signs and had him take a seat, knowing it would be over an hour before someone would to able to see him. I saw him looking at his watch and decided, since I was not busy with another patient, I would evaluate his wound. On exam, it was well healed, so I talked to one of the doctors, got the needed supplies to remove his sutures and redress his wound.While taking care of his wound, I asked him if he had another doctor's appointment this morning, as he was in such a hurry.
The gentleman told me no, that he needed to go to the nursing home to eat breakfast with his wife. I inquired as to her health. He told me that she had been there for a while and that she was a victim of Alzheimer's Disease.
As we talked, I asked if she would be upset if he was a bit late. He replied that she no longer knew who he was, that she had not recognized him in five years now.
I was surprised, and asked him, 'And you still go every morning, even though she doesn't know who you are?' He smiled as he patted my hand and said,
'She doesn't know me, but I still know who she is.'
I had to hold back tears as he left, I had goose bumps on my arm, and thought,'That is the kind of love I want in my life.' True love is neither physical, nor romantic.
True love is an acceptance of all that is, has been, will be, and will not be.
With all the jokes and fun that are in e-mails, sometimes there is one that comes along that has an important message. This one I thought I could share with you.
The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything they have.
I hope you share this with someone you care about. I just did.
'Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain.' .

This made me think about so many things. One of the first things of course is that nasty hurricane in the Gulf right now. LA and MS really can't afford another direct hit by a major hurricane. Pray for all of those on the coast and their families and everyone in these states.
Be safe, hug your babies and share your love.

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