Wednesday, February 27, 2013


Date:  Wednesday, February 27, 2013 

Time and Weather:  It's 7:58 AM, 44 degrees, partly cloudy.  The high today is predicted to be 69 degrees.   

Clothes:  Dark gray knit pants, light gray v-neck tee shirt.  

Food:  For breakfast I had Cheerios with blueberries and a cup of Earl Grey tea.  I made roast beef in the crockpot yesterday, with potatoes and carrots.  It was good.  We will have polish sausages for dinner today.   

Sounds:  Fox News is on the TV in our room.  I hear the furnace coming on.  The little girls are up, but they are being pretty quiet so far this morning.  

Little Favorites:  Kelly gave me this robe a couple of years ago when I was in the hospital.  I've lost about 40 pounds since all the cancer stuff started, and I'm cold much of the time.  This robe is so soft and warm.  I wear it a lot, especially in the evening and night.  It's by Croft and Barrow from Kohls.




Memories:  When Josh was still a baby, we moved from Wichita to the St. Louis area.  Ron had been assigned to the military records center in St. Louis.  We bought a house on the other side of the Missouri River in St. Charles county.  Our address was St. Peters.  Our house was a four bedroom two story in a neighborhood filled with young families and lots of children.  

The kids started out in public school, but after we became Lutheran, they went to a private Lutheran school at our church, about 15 miles from where we lived.  I drove in a carpool for several years.  It was a good school, and they were happy there.

There was a neighborhood pool, and we spent most of our summer days there.  Josh learned to swim when he was two years old.  I'll never forget when his swim class "graduated" by jumping off the end of the diving board into the deep water.  He was so tiny, and everyone at the pool went "Awww," as he stood on the diving board and then jumped.  He was a little doll.

Kelly was on a swim team while we were there, and learned to swim like a fish.  We drove all over for the looooong swim meets.  She did very well for being one of the tiniest swimmers on the team.  We were at a meet one time, and Ron was looking at the competitors on the other team.  He said, "My gosh, is Kelly going to have to swim against them?  They're amazons!"  :o)  Our little bitty did just fine against the amazons, though.  She was fast. 

Jason got interested in acting when he started Lutheran high school.  He was amazing at it, and I think he could have been an actor if that's what he wanted.  He has so many talents--everything from acting to music to writing to computer programming and more.  He makes his living as a computer guy, but I suspect that music is the real joy of his heart.

There are way too many memories from St. Peters to post here.  It was a lovely time in our lives, and it was hard to leave our church and friends there when we left for Hawaii.  We were there for five years, and it felt like home.

Thank you, God:  for our dear Pope Benedict XVI and the years he has been our Pope.  Please bless him as he leaves the Vatican and goes into seclusion.  Amen 

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