Nineteen States in Nine Months

Between August and May, we have seen 19 states, and in hindsight I wish I would have thought of collecting their plates. First there was Florida, then there was Georgia, and in Tennessee we stopped because of friends we wanted to see. Next we drove through Arkansas in order to get to Texas, where it … Continue reading Nineteen States in Nine Months

The Rock Star Tour of 2018

I was somewhat shocked to see the figure, after counting the states that Dave and I have driven through in the last nine months - nineteen. Nineteen states in nine months we have seen. "Pretty impressive," I'd say. "Like a rock star!" Eleven states had us overnight and seven of the eleven for more than … Continue reading The Rock Star Tour of 2018

If you really want to know… I’m a Cathodist

Best I can figure, I am a Cathodist Misallievangelical with close ties to the Baptist's. However, I am mostly Catholic, then Methodist. The other two churches I elected to become a member of, I did so during my seeking years. I spent a few looking for a place where I would feel that I "fit … Continue reading If you really want to know… I’m a Cathodist

The Revival in Waurika

As I am not a huge fan of organized religion, my immediate reaction this morning upon hearing of the "Bible Quest Worship & Drama" schedule for the week at my parent's church was, I hope my parents won't want to come to this every night. Church every night, oh, that just seemed like a lot. Ten … Continue reading The Revival in Waurika

Fruity Weather – Please don’t Freeze on the Trees

Two days ago, my mom's peach tree and plum tree were both just starting to bud, and today they are full of flowers. I love the colors, as do the bees that were buzzing around the trees.     I hope I get to see the next stage of growth, and that it's not thwarted … Continue reading Fruity Weather – Please don’t Freeze on the Trees

When we were muddin’

We had fun in our 4-wheeling days, it is just not something I want to do anymore. We went out with our neighbor once after Dave's accident, and that was it. I hadn't given much thought to exactly how I felt about the activity until just a couple of days ago when I was talking … Continue reading When we were muddin’

Day 2 of the Trauma 10 Years Ago

It was a Friday night, around eight o'clock, when Dave flipped his 4-wheeler. We had not even been at the camp site more than a couple of hours when it happened. We were meeting friends from the close west coast, but they were not coming until the next day. Their young adult sons, however, had … Continue reading Day 2 of the Trauma 10 Years Ago

The Trauma 10 Years Ago

On this very day ten years ago - February 22, 2008, at this same time - 8 p.m., I took this picture.   I was following Dave, who had flipped his ATV. The ambulance took him to the nearest hospital - Lake Placid, I think, and they said they simply could not handle such a … Continue reading The Trauma 10 Years Ago

Let No One be Left Behind

Having passed people-pleasing on the rung below me, the rung on the ladder of life, I am now on a new rung. A new rung does present new challenges, however, I feel ready for this rung. For I saw this quality in myself some time ago and shared these thoughts with friends. I shared with them … Continue reading Let No One be Left Behind

Let’s Talk about Suits

I discovered my love for displaying memories in a scrapbook long, long ago, a trait I also loved about my grandmother. My first album I believe was from her - back when they were comprised of what looked like black construction paper. For my 13th birthday, I got a fancy one with hard plastic covering … Continue reading Let’s Talk about Suits