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Friday, October 17, 2014

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Right now I'm feeling

very blessed.

My niece, Stephanie, called me after reading my blog post about needing to make more money. She has been approved to have respite care for Andie.  She asked if I would be interested.  First of all, I love those little girls (and Stephanie and Bryce), so this is a win-win for both of us.  I can spend time with them, which I like to do anyway, and earn some money at the same time. And, she can receive help without feeling like she is imposing.

Then a couple of days ago Justin's brother, Damian, sent me a text wondering if I would be interested in splitting a 40 hour work week with Tiffany (working for the law firm).  It would involve organizing, reviewing, and making summaries of medical records and bills.  I will even "have" to go to Oregon to get trained.   I didn't have to think twice about that opportunity.

I truly am feeling very blessed.

Monday, September 29, 2014

I am committing

to getting the Hall Family Genealogy out in the mail by tomorrow night.  At our reunion in July, we had the cousins put a sticky note on the histories or pictures they wanted copies of.  Part of the problem is that several of them wanted copies everything. 

I don't know why it has been so hard to buckle down and do it.  First I had to duplicate the DVD 18 times (after adding more pictures from the reunion to to it).  
DVDs of Hall Gatherings

I finally decided to make a binder for each cousin.  Somehow it makes it seem more manageable for me to have somewhere to put them.  Or maybe it is more an issue of spending more time "organizing" than actually doing.  (I have been guilty of that more times than not).

Binder spines

Front of Binder

Back Binder

Fan Chart as front page

The time for procrastination is over.  
Tomorow or bust!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

I'm still laughing at

an absurd moment I had tonight.  I'm not sure I can even describe why it struck me as so funny.

Natalie came over while I was talking on the phone, so she said hello and went downstairs to visit with Gary.  Pretty soon I heard Gary call for me a couple of times.  Once I was off the phone, I walked downstairs and asked what he needed.   He said, "Natty's hungry."

I just started laughing.  Here is my very capable 60 year old husband and 30 year old daughter, and Gary calls me downstairs to tell me that Natalie is hungry?

After a little explanation from Natalie, it became clear that she didn't need me to fix her food (we had eaten earlier and Natalie's just needed to be warmed up)   It was actually more a case of Gary thinking I should get off the phone.

Maybe it just took me back 30 years to when the girls were little. Who knows. But, regardless of the reason, it definitely struck my absurdity(funny) bone.   And I'm still laughing.  

(And speaking of Natalie, she is starting a new job tomorrow, and we are very excited for her)


Friday, September 26, 2014

It was a sweet experience yesterday

as the Primary children and parents gave our neighbor a "heart attack."   Our Primary president, neighbor, friend (and Natalie's amazing music teacher) was diagnosed with breast cancer last week.

She was going to have a mastectomy today, but they found the tumor was too large to remove and they need to go in and shrink it with chemo before they can remove it.   The road is going to be long and hard for her, but she is so good and has such faith.  

Another reminder to appreciate and cherish every day.