Moving On to 2014

Well, time to get back to work.  The holidays were so enjoyable.  Lani came in for ten days during Thanksgiving and everyone made it over during the Christmas get-to-gethers.  Bill and I brought in the New Year in bed with a tasty bottle of champagne and watched the ball drop and listened to 50’s and 60’s music until about 2…then couldn’t last any longer.  Hell to get old.  I remember knocking out a couple bottles of champagne and whooping it up until all hours.  We also missed the annual MD Anderson “Santa’s Elves Party” at the beautiful River Oaks home of Paige and Tilman Fertitta,  They always make everyone feel at home while raising money for the MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital.  But that was just one of the many things that was put on a back burner during the move and the holiday hustle and bustle.

I have started going to a new church.  New Hope Community Church in Navasota.  I would love to continue to go to the church that I was raised in, was baptized in, and confirmed in.  Memorial Dr. Presbyterian.  But I am very excited about going to classes  and meeting new friends.  The church is unique.  It is like being in a cozy barn atmosphere.  Like a cowboy church.  Dr. Max Brand is the pastor and I enjoy the way he presents his sermons.  The first time I walked in he looked up to the ceiling like it was going to fall in.  I told him it wouldn’t fall in with me but watch out when Bill hits the door!  Of course that won’t happen until Sunday football games are over for the season.  I know God understands…He loves the pigskin too.  I have offered to help with the church bulletin.  I think Max is worried.  It will be a challenge to keep it , should I say, “churchlike”.  Probably not a good idea to talk about the who-who.

Bill has been behaving himself.  I think his hearing is getting worse…if that’s possible.  The TV is getting louder and he can’t hear phone call conversations.  I guess I’ll have to buy a hearing impaired phone.  He puts it on speaker to hear better and it drives me crazy.  He and Casey have been out in the wild the last couple days to cut up firewood and look for dead trees.  He says he doesn’t have any trouble hearing the chain saw.  Go figure.  If he couldn’t hear that I would really worry. 

Still waiting on the printers for the new book.  The holidays put a dent in that production also.  But “They’re Pistols and They’re Loaded”  should be hitting the scene soon.  Very excited about that.  I have dabbled with different thoughts about book #3.  Something totally different.  The serenity of this area really inspires me.  I have come up with several titles and stay torn on which one to choose.  I’m sure God will guide me in the right direction.  I have also thought of putting a book together on the letters that my mom and dad wrote back and forth to each other during WWll.  They are incredible and I never get tired of reading them.  Lots of things to think about.

I have my blood work done on Monday and Dr. Bevers appt. on Tuesday.  Please send your prayers my way.  I always get nervous right before the appts.  I was cancer free in 2013…I just hope it continues to stay away for a long time.  But the longer it stays away the more sleep I lose thinking way too much.  Take care and have a wonderful and blessed 2014.




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