Wednesday, March 28, 2012


  • PLease continue to pray for my Dad. His surgery went ok but he has experienced a setback and was moved to step-down ICU because of his blood pressure.
  • My Mom has received her half of the estate. That is done but crazy lady is already asking for the purple bag money even with all this going on with my Father.
  • Pray for me.I am exhausted with these long hours of work then nephew, and hospital.
  • Pray for my friend Jen at Noodle Nest...her son is getting married this weekend and the devil is trying to ruin her joy. Jen, HE WILL NOT WIN!
  • Pray for safe airline travels for me as I  head out to this wonderful wedding. Jen, despite your last post.... we still are not old enough for you to have a child getting married :)
  • Pray for me that Jen does not leave me stranded at the airport after that last comment. :)
  • Pray for safe road travels for Jen and the Noodle/ Effler families as they head to Nashville for the wedding.

Monday, March 26, 2012


My Dad came through surgery wonderfully heartwise today, however......It was supposed to be 2 hours so after 2 hours we were getting very antsy. They finally came out and told us they were just starting the replacement part of the surgery. They had spent the first 2 hours trying to remove the pin in his hip. First, it had slipped since the last xray, so that was pain in itself. Then the hip ball was shattered and they had a time getting the pin out. When I left he was still groggy and was using the phone as the remote control for the tv. It was comical. He has to have radiation tomorrow to prevent the bone from growing back into the muscle which they also discovered today.
Please continue to pray for him. He has a long road to recovery.

Sunday, March 25, 2012


  • How come the one day I can not work because of a family situation there are 2 jobs posted for subbing at my favorite school? Go figure.
  • Please pray for my Dad as he undergoes hip replacement surgery tomorrow morning.
  • Please pray for me as they have changed my pay schedule. I received pay of 2 weeks last Friday and will not get paid again until April 13. I am having to live a month on 2 weeks salary,
  • The situation with the estate is coming to an end....2 more bills to pay but we have received 2 phone calls to beware of a particular crazy lady getting rid of the money in the trust before she has to split it.
  • Speaking of the crazy lady. She got upset when it was requested that she not come to the hospital the day of my Father's surgery because of the stress she causes. She asked my Mother if she will be there that day. My Mom replied, yes  since she is his wife. She then asked if us children will be there. My mom responded that yes we would , we are his children. She then stated that she should be there too because she is close to my Father. AHA! She is so close to him that she accused him of stealing from my grandfather and did not defend him about some awful accusations made by my grandmother who had dementia and in her right mind knows my Dad would never do what was said. Sure , she is close to him. ARRGGH!
  • Speaking of the crazy lady again and her trying to be there with us during surgery reminds me of my own surgery 4.5 years ago. My Mom was so excited to tell me that I did not have cancer and did not have to have a hysterectomy that she told the crazy lady that when I am allowed visitors that she would go alone and tell me and then she could come in. My Mom turned around and crazy lady was right behind her. She had convinced the nurse that my Mom really did want her to be with her. ARRRGGH! That is the last face I wanted to see after surgery. She lies and conceives to get her way.
  • Speaking of crazy lady again and again. Please pray for peace during hospital visits. When he was in the hospital a few weeks ago, she came to visit and started arguing with my Mom. My Mom asked her to leave and she refused. I was on the way to call for security when her husband convinced her to leave , finally. The sad thing, my sister works at this hospital and is really embarrassed when all this happens.
  • Pray for me again because the devil is trying to defeat me and he will not win. More on that later.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Coming to an end

The days of "having" to deal with the crazy lady are coming to an end. Then it will be on our terms and only on our terms.

The house was sold Thursday for $50 grand less than value. It was a catch 22, take the cash and update the house just to get the asking price... it would all even out. Sold it as is with a 50 grand discount.

Crazy lady has done some crazy things and the Alzheimer's is worse. She stopped by my Mom's business to show her the paperwork for what the final amounts are for the house. My Mom took this opportunity to tell her how much she was hurt. Crazy lady sat there with a stone cold face. Then she reminded my Mom that because of her graciousness she was left in the will. My Mom then decided to inform her that we had a paper signed by him and notarized stating everything should be split 50/50. Her response was that good thing she waited because she would have fought it in court and deemed him incompetent if she had known while he was alive. THE CLINCHER..... She says she regrets nothing that she is the oldest child and according to the Old Testament the oldest child gets everything and is in charge of everything.

I thought we live in New Testament times, so I guess she needs to change what little religion she has to being a Jew since they live in Old Testament times.

I am so tired of her antics and the devil in me has no sympathy for her Alzheimer's nor her marriage problems. I need prayer in that regards. My grandfather told my Mom for months that the crazy lady would be struck by some kind of disease but not in his lifetime. Oh, if he knew it had already started.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Pure White

Pure White...That is what I come home to most days. She seems to enjoy showing me her pure white underside. Her upper side, however, is calico. Patches of orange, grey, brown and black tabby. She is a beautiful cat that I actually rejected a few years ago because she showed up looking mighty ugly with no hair, bumps and a skeleton. See with a little love and good food can do.

I know I have shared that story before but it still amazes me to see her transformation.

Since then, she has moved into the garage at night. She thinks she owns the garage. My Mom was cleaning it yesterday and she was beside her swatting her and hissing ( she is harmless... all hiss, no action)at her because she was changing her domain. When I let her in last night she had to thoroughly walk over everything and investigate all the changes to claim her domain back. She also refuses to eat at night outside until I let her in the garage. Then she wants to eat. She is not spoiled in the least bit.

By the way, that is a big belly which I have had to control her portions because now that she stays in the garage at night, she stays in our yard in the day time and gets very little exercise. She used to walk to the neighbor's garage several times a day for naps but they blocked her out because a opossum was coming in with her.

Anybody locally want a great cat. I love her and will miss her but she really needs to be an indoor cat and my cat will not let her in regardless. She is spayed,litter trained and rabied. My indoor cat  is 9 and a little set in his ways and used to having the house to himself. He lets me know frequently that he is not happy about the garage situation by swatting at me when I come in from the garage.