Archive for December, 2007

This Made My Day!

Sunday, December 30th, 2007

I got an e-mail from my cousin Juli tonight. It said that Beckett wanted to wish me a Happy New Year. What a great gift that was…

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Shock, Dismay, No Words…

Thursday, December 27th, 2007

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Merry Happy!!

Monday, December 24th, 2007

Merry Christmas Everyone.
May the Peace of the Season be with you all.


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Oops, I Guess I’m Trying to Get Famous

Monday, December 24th, 2007

Whatever Happened To…Me!!

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…And So We Mourn

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

There is sadness here at Smurf Village as the ugliness that is breast cancer has claimed the life of one of our dispatchers. Deborah Nichols left us in the early morning hours yesterday at the tender age of 40. This photo stands in memoriam in our lobby…

Please keep her family, friends, and co-workers in your prayers as they struggle through this difficult time, especially here at the holiday season.

I was reminded of a piece I once saw on one of The Gaither Homecoming shows. Perhaps you have seen it too. If not, you will most certainly be moved by this most powerful performance by Mr. Wintley Phipps.

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Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

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They’re Coming & We’re Going!

Monday, December 17th, 2007

Celtic Woman is heading to our neck of the woods in March and I have scored tickets for Mama & Pops & myself. How cool is that? In the meantime, enjoy today’s Christmas installment…

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Way Too Cool!

Saturday, December 15th, 2007

Found this over at Mary Sue’s

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Good News…Finally

Saturday, December 15th, 2007

Aunt Lillian was released from the hospital today and actually made it all the way out of the room this time! Imagine that! She is just so glad to be home and we are happy to have her there as well. Of course, the road to recovery will be a long one and her back will need time and rest to heal but we will see to it that she gets lots of TLC.

Mama saw her doc today and he put her on pain patches which release a steady flow of medication and will hopefully help to make her more comfortable. Her pain has still been so very bad. She is scheduled for an MRI this Sunday. They hope the results of that will allow them to stay away from any talk of surgery for the time being and that the disk and nerve will be able to heal over time with pain management and therapy. As of this evening, the patches seemed to be helping. That’s a very good thing. Prayers please.

My sister found out that she was accepted into the full nursing program. There were only so many slots available and those folks in the nursing classes she just went through had to have really great grades and interview well to be chosen to continue on…and on she goes!! Nice job!

On top of finding out that she got accepted, my sister also found out that the house she and her fella and kids were trying to buy will be theirs and they will be in the house before Christmas! How’s that for “Merry Christmas”?

We had our Christmas party for our little section of Smurf Village today and we had a ball. I guess, all in all, it wasn’t a bad end to what started out to be a pretty stress filled week. God was in control…we were just along for the ride… :D

Here’s a shot of our Beanie Baby Christmas Tree on our hall at Smurf Village. I helped “V” Smurf put it up but the Beanies were all her idea and an awesome idea it was…


I wrote this as if it was all happening on Friday, which it was. I did not realize that the clock had slipped past midnight before I finished so the post date actually is Saturday. Don’t be confused please… :D

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Truly Awesome

Friday, December 14th, 2007

I am still loving me some Celtic Woman

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