Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Snow at our condos in Branson
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
We celebrated the birth of Jesus with family, friends and each other:) This morning I got up early but Steve nor April was ready to get up:( So I had a quiet morning, enjoying the tree and pondering:) Then woke Steve and April up, we opened our gifts, I am so proud of Steve, he shopped by his self and got me some work out clothes and they fit:) I was so excited to be able to fit in clothes that are not bought at a large women’s store:) April opening her gifts, then we went to Hot Springs to have Christmas dinner with life long friends Derol and Ann May, this was also their 50th Christmas together!They have so mentored Steve and I, Ann was a life savor for me when my children were small and is still a women I admire and have learned so much from, Derol is this to Steve, we had her son Jeff and his wife Karen and their son Nick at lunch so much food, Ann can for sure cook! We got home, Steve laid down and took a nap, I worked a offer:) and got the house back straight, ready for some Branson time!!
Last Christmas Memory………………once long, long ago:) when I was young, much younger than todayyyy, I actually babysit for Steve’s sister, Judy, who had two children, Stevie and Vicki, I was 16 years old, now I had not met Steve, but lived down the street from Judy, at the time Judy and James were gone and I was baby sitting, I decided to take Stevie and Vickie to the mall to see Santa and I had their picture made, NOW I mind you that, Judy nor James had said I could drive with their babies, and back then, I am not sure if you did car seats, I hope I did, but I bet I didn’t:((( I had so much fun taking them, of course Stevie could talk so he told his parents:((( needless to say I got in trouble, hummmmmm no good deed goes unpunished:)) I would of croaked if a 16 yr. old baby sitter took my babies off in their car:) They still had me baby sit:) Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night, what a GREAT DAY!
Thursday, December 24, 2009
This has been a real flooding raining day! I had prepared all so I would not have to get back out in this, but Praise the Lord, I got a offer and had to work it today:)) YEA!! Then I decided to go to Kroger's in the flood to get the stuff for corn casserole and I am glad I did because mother and Walt loved it! We made Christmas dinner, Ham, black-eyed peas, creamed potatoes, corn casserole and fruit salad and tea and rolls, I brought everything from my house, Christmas dishes, napkins, table cloth and set the table and we had a wonderful sit down dinner with mother, Walt and Kay and Colin. Kay fixed a breakfast casserole for them in the morning. This will probably be the last Christmas mother knows us, tonight when I told her Kay was coming, she ask me again and said now who is Kay? I try to answer questions like that, with my sister, you know her:) then she will say yes. I sure wish I had them close by me, they are about 25 minutes away, which is not far, just not convenient:( Alicia and the kids came by for a quick visit.
My mother looks so young, I just wish she was all there in that body, this is a cruel disease…….
I was getting things ready for dinner and mother was helping:) she made the tea, she was asking me where are the tea bags? She is just tiny and boney but spunky still:)) I love her dearly and will be lost without her, we made a great Christmas Memory, when she would not come to my house for Christmas with the kids, I knew I could not push it, she just could not do it anymore, it would of been confusing and scary for her to be around so many people, trying to know if she knows them….so we just read adjusted and started a new tradition!
Christmas memory…………………every Christmas eve, Alicia would gather all the children and they would all sleep in sleeping bags on the floor in her room or the family room under the pool table, where ever we lived they huddled all together Christmas eve:) Then of course was bright eyed and bushy tailed on Christmas morning!!
I pray you all have a good night and a God filled Christmas!! love
We share two child her son(Dino) and my daughter(Jewell)and we both have shared a life and love with a man(Robert). We also shared two beautiful grandchildren Breana and Caleb.
We would all vacation together, stay at each other’s houses and attend special events together. While others thought our relationship's where odd we saw them as very normal. Robert and Susie had both good times and bad during their marriage but they had made peace long ago. Susie and I were able to share many memories and feeling about our lives and how they had ended up inter-twined. When Susie first had her strokes and couldn't live alone any longer and she came to live with us as time went by and her condition needed more care than could be given at home. She made the decision to move the Ozark Nursing home. She told us she didn't want to be a burden and she was needing more medical care than we could give. Shortly after moving in she soon began missing her son Dino and her grand children. She wanted to move to Little Rock to be closer to them so Linda helped us get that done and she took over care of Susie.
As Dino's life changed and he ended up back in Ozark she too came home to us again and moved back to Ozark Nursing Home. She was loved by many there and they cared for her as if she was their own. She was happy and we did act as if her room were her home and did as you would with anyone you were visiting. We watched many movies in our own private little theater with popcorn and cokes, we had parties and we just talked about a lot of things. Not one week went by I didn't see her at least 3 times and sometimes more than that. Susie's room was a place to escape to and just have girl time or share both heartaches and good times. We brought many snacks, special surprises and tried to keep her room decorated for the season. Susie's favorite activity at the nursing home was BINGO because they got 50 cents with each bingo and 1.00 for cover-alls which Susie used to buy regular cokes since she had to drink coke zero due to her medical issues.
While we knew she was not looking good and they were attempting to find the cause no one was prepared for what happened so quickly. Susie left for a Dr. visit to Ft. Smith last Tuesday and things just went crazy. She ended up in the hospital at 12:36 pm and for 3 days we waited for the news of what they could find out before we called anyone. We had only know for 2 hrs ourselves when Steve called me because he had come to visit Susie. I think we were in shock. We couldn't really believe it. It couldn't be true. She was so sick so fast. On Friday of last week we found out the diagnosis.
We moved quickly to get Susie home to Ozark to be close to us, every time we spoke to someone at the hospital in Ft. Smith things changed it was hard to follow and it was scary. I knew she needed to be here and I was prepared to move both heaven and earth to get her to the local hospital. My mother(Sharon)was Susie's medical POA and Susie put her in charge so that Dino nor Robert or I would have to make the hard decision’s if it came to it. She trusted my mom and I am very glad my mom was with us through it all.
Once Susie got to Ozark hospital all her brothers and sisters were there to show her their love and concern. Robert, Jewell and her boyfriend Tony, Dino, my mom and I were by her side as well. There came a time Susie told us in her own way she wanted all the lines/cords removed and she knew she would pass on and was ready to go. It broke my heart and I didn't know if I could watch her go, but I had made her a promise to carry out her wishes and I knew in order to do that I had to be strong. I had promised her she would not die alone and she did not.
As I sat in the ICU with her both her family and my own told me I could not continue this day and night, I knew I could, I knew I would.
I would not leave her alone in the time she needed me most. I loved her dearly and I will miss her more than anyone knows.
We shared our lives with each other and we were proud we could do this for our children. As I sat telling stories along with everyone else I told about the time my daughter, Jewell, when she was about 5, told everyone she had 2 mom's. I stood in shock and wondered how she had come up with that one. When asked she said I was Dino's stepmom so Susie (who is Dino's mom)is her stepmom. Funny how kids think.
We have been one big happy family for many years. At this time we are one big sad family and miss our loved one dearly.
Susie was moved back to the nursing home to her own bed because they could do the same care for her there. I thought if she smelled the smells of home for her and heard the voices and sounds of home she would be more comfortable. I also knew I could stay with her and I could come and go knowing she had people who loved her like us in case anything did happen while I was away. I decided to stay the first night with her and see how she did and during that night I told her she was a good friend, great mom and she did her best. We knew she was tired and she could go if she was ready we understood. She reached up to my face and patted my cheek many times as I broke down and cried telling her how much I would miss her. She just kept reaching up and patting me so gently as if she was comforting me. She wanted me to hold her hand and was squeezing my hand like she was reassuring me it was ok. Last night I held her, stroked her hair and joked with her as well as cried for her. I rubbed the cramps from her arms and slept next to her for most of the night until I knew she was resting peacefully. I soon climbed into the bed next to her and fell asleep. They kept the door closed for privacy and each time that door opened I looked to Susie to see she was ok.
As early morning came Susie became restless as I tried to comfort her I knew she need more pain meds, I called for a nurse and they gave her the meds and soon she settled and she looked peaceful. I held her hand and told her there was no way I could leave her so I guess Robert would have to sleep in the bed in the room and Dino and I would have to use the two recliners as beds for now I also joked about changing the channel since we left it on all night and cartoons were on(Susie didn't like cartoons)I changed it to a favorite channel and settled down beside her and she was breathing slow and steady.
All of a sudden she took three very deep breaths and her whole body relaxed and she went to her final home. I am very sad and sort of lost at this time but I know she is no longer hurting and she can watch over us and guild us along our paths. I know I kept my promise to her and it helped her find her way home. The people at Ozark Nursing Home loved her and are grieving as well, they were a big comfort to me today and my family. Please keep them in your prayers also.
**** I wanted everyone to know I was told Susie told Steve, her brother, she would be here till Christmas at one point. Today December 23 was Christmas at the Ozark Nursing Home. It is the day they celebrate it for the residents, so Susie in true Susie fashion kept her word even if at the time we didn't understand it. Please keep all of Susie's family and friends in your prayers. Thank You, Lisa Via
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Susie was born February 2nd, 1943 and entered into life on Dec. 23rd, 2009. Susie was a very unique indivual, she was brilliant, always full of life. Susie had one son name Noel Via, in which we called him Dino, you know us with nick names:) I loved Susie, she lived with Steve and I at different times, Susie had a stroke, actually had three strokes, we could not physically care for her and she lived in the nursing home Lakewood Plaza on McCain, then when Dino came back from Iraq she moved back to Ozark where he and his father and step mother lived. Susie was close to Robert her x husband and his wife Lisa, Lisa loved Susie like a mother, Lisa is 44, Robert and Susie divorced but remained friends and Robert cared for Susie like his wife, it is amazing to see the love they all had for each other, did not happen at first but over the years, they forgave each other and kept it peaceful for Dino and the grand children, Brianna and Caleb. There are stories after stories of Susie growing up with her brother’s and sister’s, she was very clever in entertaining them:) In her last days which came unexpected, she was able to go back to her home at the Ozark nursing home, be in her bed, no one sticking her, or bothering her, her friends and she had many came in to say bye, Susie was happy to be back in her bed, she peacefully took her last breath this morning with loved ones by her side. I will miss her but so thankful she is with Jesus.
Christmas memory……Dec. 23, 2010
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Jared reminded Jenn of one of his Christmas memories, Steve and the boys went out Hwy.5 to cut down a live tree, it was to low for Steve to get under, so Jared got under it, now Jared said it was a Catus that he got into and had the needles all in him, we did have to get them all out and it for sure hurt, but I am thinking how could a catus be under a Christmas tree???? I have always loved this time of the year, it is my most favorite time, with sad memories and wonderful memories, it take them all to make up life:)
I am going to get my bath and dress up in my Christmas red and turn on my Christmas music and go to the store, then pick up a couple of things for April, since I do not have specifics to get I can just look around and watch the people and enjoy this day:)
Monday, December 21, 2009
Steve and I have decided to come home, Susie is in a reg. room, she is just hanging on, not sure why cause she is ready to go. We felt we had our time with her and we needed to come home. Steve’s back is real touchy right now and he is moving very slow, the hospital chairs did not help it:( I feel at peace leaving, although part of me wants to be there till the end, she is surrounded with her family and lots of love. Sorta feel guilty leaving, like I am mot doing all I can till the end, I will have to deal with that, Dottie will stay in Ozark with Lisa and Robert and Pat and Judy are going to Biffs' house in Rogers. We have made the decision we will not be back until her memorial service, unless of course they need our help. I am very sad but very thankful for her life. Today we all ate lunch together and just talked about the Averitt’s childhood memories, it was fun to listen to them, I have heard them before but still just to see Steve with his family, which is far and few between was nice, they needed that bonding time with each other. Steve and I both are tapped out emotionally, so I hope to get a good nights rest. On the other hand, I need to check on mother and Walt and get things prepared for my family:) which can happen tomorrow:)
A Christmas Memory…………….When the children were little, we normally had a live tree, Steve and some of the kids if not all would go and cut it down and bring it home, Steve would get it up then we would decorate it, Jared ALWAYS put this one ornament on the tree, it was a little bird nest with a red bird, my Aunt Verna always said you have to have a red bird on your tree and we did!! That was one of the last ornaments we put on the tree, Alex usually put this little house, that you put a light inside it and it lit up on the tree, I have many wonderful memories of Christmas with my children, I usually had a breakfast casserole or sausage balls that morning then cooked Christmas dinner that afternoon. Once my children were older we stayed home on Christmas so they could enjoy the day with their new toys, we made family plans before or after Christmas day, I still do that now, so Christmas is a relaxing day. This year Steve and I and maybe April will go to Branson, then Alicia and her family will come, I am looking forward to that time away to enjoy family, not sure everyone’s else schedule if they can drop in or not. Well its been a long day and I am ready to chill and get up in the morning and get real busy, wrapping presents and picking up a couple of presents:) Then cleaning house and maybe cooking getting ready for the Rogers/Averitt Christmas Wed. night:) Hope all is well with you and your family……HUGS!!
Hummmm……..we are home now and I in my PJ’s and so is Steve, we are both emotional and wishing we were still there but needed to be here, say a prayer for us….tks;) and love to all:)
Can't really get there in my mind to think of a Christmas memory for today, so maybe later:)
Have so much to do but in the wait of life and death it does not seem that important now, again in times like these you value your loved ones and know that is what is important to life:) hugs
Sunday, December 20, 2009
I awoke this morning with the thoughts of the many faces of death, thinking of the scripture, O death where is your sting?? As I sat with Susie Via, Steve’s sister last night in ICU, as soon as we were alone, she, I and Steve I leaned in real close and just kissed her and loved on her, she open her eyes and I ask her was she ready to see Jesus, she said yes she was, I ask her did she know when she would go and she said real soon, I told her I loved her and would let her go, she said she loved me to, we talked about her seeing her mother and daddy, and she was ready to see them, I told her part of me was jealous that she would see Jesus face to face, but I was not ready to do that yet, but I would be there someday, we will see each other again! Susie has such peace, I went ahead and ask her, even though I knew the answer by her atmosphere of peace, if she was afraid and she said no,she was ready……………….There is such a difference in death when you know the Lord Jesus as your Savior, there is such hope, I wanted to climb in her bed and just hold her, but couldn’t, so I just patted her and held held her, she was cold and I snuggled her and made her covers a bunting all around her, snuggled her in:) I do not know when Jesus will come for Susie but I know she is ready:)
The other face of death I have seen, I was on JFK and a motorcycle was going 110 and hit a ca broadside when the car did not see the motorcycle and pulled out in front of it, the man man driving the cycle shot off it like a bullet, he had no helmet, he died at the scene, this man had a eerie atmosphere about him, cold, I prayed for him, he was alive, not responsive but alive, but there was a spirit about him that was not peaceful, just a eeriness in the air, he had a young lady about 15 on the back of the cycle with him, she lay in the street like dead, I prayed for her, she had a peace about her, I do not really know how to explain it, it is something you can feel around you, I knew she knew Jesus and I knew the man was lost, now who knows the man could of heard me praying for him, but I just do not think so, there was no comfort for him, the girl did live and is alive today, she goes to the pencostal church here in NLR.
The face of death Jimmy Maxwell had, Jimmy told me days before he would die, he told me we needed to have a talk, I said ok, he told me he would die soon and to always take care of Sherry, I told him he knew I would always be there for Sherry BUT I was not ready for him to die, he said he was ready to go but did not want to leave Sherry, Jimmy had total peace, he died suddenly, he had company at 4:00, then laid down was was dead by 6:30ish, in the room with Jimmy at his death, he had peace on his face just as Susie does. Matter of fact I told Susie to tell him hello when she saw him:)
You know, none of us can understand all the faces of death but I know for sure the sting of death is gone for me, I will face death someday and when I do, there will be peace because I know my Savior Jesus Christ, who died for me so that I will never die:) If you do not know that peace that surpasses all understanding, and have that hope then call me:)) 1-800-436-0315
Friday, December 18, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
This morning I have had quiet time to reflect and ponder (again) sitting here in my chair with soft music and the lights of the Christmas tree:) The house is quiet all is still sleeping:) love early mornings! Today I have work and I am holding the condos open then going to take mother and Walt dinner and visit with them. Walt called and wanted to take mother to the casino for Christmas, last yea they decided that and Steve and I took them for two days, we were wore out, they stay up all night, mother said she could sleep at home when I told her lets go to bed:) I just cringed at the thought of it, I know mother is worse this year and would be totally lost, so I told Walt let me look at my calender, then I called and said there is just no way for me to go before Christmas, so Walt said he would call and see about getting them a room:(((( now for the correct picture of this, Walt has a walker and walks about two steps every few minutes, mother would be beside him but not knowing where she was, and the thought of them getting their luggage and even driving to the casino blows my mind, so pray they forget this, I guess if they set out to do it, we will have no choice but to go with them. I am talking to Walt today to let him know that is not what is best for mother, he is always protective of her. It is a cold but pretty day today and I am up for a few buyers or sellers today!! Have a fun filled day!!! Oh yes.....a Christmas memory.........back in my other life I thought the children had to have exactly what they ask for, so no matter what I would get it, even if I had to write HOT checks, now this never did well in my marriage but somehow in my mind I had to give them what they wanted, that year Alicia wanted guess overalls, purple and pink and they were $75.00 a piece! I got them and remember them till this day, she loved them and was happy. Since I have learned my worth is not what I can give my children/grandchildren in material things but to let them always know I love them no matter what and how much God loves them no matter what, its not in gift giving but in love giving!! I am sure Steve wished I had known that back then, would of saved a lot of fights between us, I am not sure how he ever puts up with me!! Well so you will know I do not write hot checks anymore, I did out gown that and had some healing happen in my for me to realize my worth is not in making others happy but by being there mother or fiend or wife or co-worker!
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
If you read my post earlier in the day, I decided to delete it, so here is a new one:) Had a day at home today, cleaned and did my floors, enjoyed sitting listening to Christmas music and the tree and or sure a clean house, I love everything to be in its place, the house clean, it bothers me when I sit to relax if something is out of place, even dust on the floor, can you say OCD!!!! I can get over it for those who know me, know my house is not always spotless and there is for sure dust on the hardwoods:) I went to shop, drove to Sam’s parking lot and drove out, went to Kohl’s and walk though out the store and left with buying nothing:( so I decided to come home and get Steve to shop with me:) I do not like to shop, I like to go in and get what I need and leave, but I am not sure what I am getting people for Christmas so I thought if I look then I would see something:) I am waiting on Sherry Maxwell to call me we were going to eat a late lunch but now it will be supper:) she is trying to get a loan closed…….that is stressful!! Steve went duck hunting with Sean today…totally cold!! He did come home and take a nap:) Loving the cold and wishing it would snow!! Now for a Christmas memory……it was Christmas of 1972, I had married Steve in April of that year and was pregnant with Alicia, now for those who are wondering was she pg when she married, the answer is no, but got pg in June of that year:) This year my daddy died Nov. 19th and it was a sad sad Christmas, Steve was in the Navy and he did get to come home for Christmas, we all got together and just opened presents and cried, I do not even remember us putting up a tree, daddy was hurt in a construction accident on Oct. 27th which was his 59th birthday, now why I am telling you this sad Christmas memory, because not all memories are happy ones, we take the good with the bad, the best part of my daddy’s death is he got saved while he was in the hospital before he died! I still can miss my daddy but know I will see him again one day….when we had hard times in our life it makes us stronger once we live through them:) hugs and nite!
for the ones who read my pondering blog, turns out I was pondering all wrong, the first person had noticed and the second person was not covering anything up, they just lied to lie:)
Monday, December 14, 2009
I went to meet my coach today for boot camp, I start in January:) A little nervous about it:) but ready to go for it:) I kept Lalia and Peyton, Jenn went to the Dr., all is well, she is scheduled for Feb. but Dr. feels it will be January…….as long as its long enough for Mikka I am fine, I would love to be holding her as soon as I can:))))) The girls were so sweet, they played so good and ate lunch and ready for a nap when Jenn picked them up. It has been a slow real estate day:(((( grrrrrrrrr! I need some business! The homes I have listed and I need some offers:) so pray fro me to get some calls:) Tonight I am going to a ladies Christmas party for the ladies group that Alicia has, it was the one I did the retreat with, so looking forward to that. Not much going on today, sorta nice!! hugs and nite!
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
We have been so blest, this year our company took a family of five boys and was able to get all on their list! It was such a blessing to be able to give and be apart of giving!! I have been busy most the day with the finish up on that, everything is delivered and hearts are grateful! Tonight is our company Christmas party, we always have a band and dance and sing and eat, its a lot of fun!! I feel sorta tired so I need to get some energy!
One Christmas memory I thought of was my Uncle Herbert and Aunt Vera, who was not my real aunt and uncle, Herbert was my daddy’s cousin, but they were always together, even died months apart, they were close and mother and Aunt Verna were close, every year from as long as I can remember they would ask what I wanted for Christmas and I always said a blue silk gown, every year I got a long blue silk gown!! I loved it and I loved them:)
In thinking of these memories, it amazes me how my mother and daddy would always do what ever it took to get what we wanted, just as we do our children:)) Just wonder why we do that? I know we love them and we want them to have what they ask for, but what if everyone took what they would spend on Christmas and help the homeless, you think we would still have homeless? Just a thought, I also think they can help them self:) they do not have to be homeless…..oh well ……..life goes on…hugs!
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Amelia and I spent the night together, she has started to smile when you talk to her:)))) This is actually the end of a BIG smile!! I loved every minute of being with her, she is now 7 weeks and 8pds and 8 1/2 ounces, 21 inches long, so she is growing into her clothes!! I kept her in my bedroom and let Jill and Alex sleep, she woke up at 2:34 and 6:30ish, she made her baby sounds all night, when she was quiet is when I would wake up, of course I had to lay my hand on her to make sure she was breathing:) Once it was so faint I could not feel it so I put my hand under her swaddle, I had swaddled in her and left it there:) Ever since Anna was a baby and had sleep apnea it always worries me when I am with any of my new borns at night:) so I sleep with my hand on them in their bassinet:) She is so pretty and so alert when she is awake, she will follow noise and looks at light and will try to follow your finger:))) she is soooooooo smart, once she said nana! Jill had a catering deal today so I actually got to babysit all by myself!! Of course I took pics! Amelia is giving a big yawn! on her NANA’s shoulder:)) she is trying to talk to me:)))
Now for my Christmas memory, well we had been to the Capitol and we were home and Santa had not come, I was maybe eight and Kay was ten, we went to bed and low and behold I hear someone holler HO,HO,HO….Merry Christmas, we jumped up and my daddy had seen Rudolph flying off with the sleigh and Santa!! Presents were under the tree:) We had wanted bicycles for Christmas and we did not have one, my friend Karen got one that year:( When we got to Aunt Verna’s and Uncle Herbert's for Christmas dinner, guess what?? Your right, our bicycles were left there by Santa, he was running real late that year and had to leave them there!! If I can ever find them I have pics of Kay and I on our bikes:) For some dumb reason I had a dress on, the kind with the big skirt tail so I could twirl is all I can think of, I must have liked it then!!! hugs and to all a good night!
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
It was Christmas Eve and I had opened my blue skirt and loved it, then I saw where Santa had left me a Chatty Cathy Doll! I loved Chatty Cathy, she had a pull string on the back of her that you pulled and she talked!! This was a big deal, of course I am telling my age:) The next thing I would do is call my life long friend Karen Beasley and tell her what I got for Christmas!! By the way that year our Christmas Tree was silver ( aluminum)
Last night I had open house at the condo I have listed in Quapaw Towers, they had sold tickets for charity and had over 400 people through the Christmas tour of condos!! It was a huge success and I met a lot of people and got my name out there!! Its called working your business! Then came home and went to see Christmas lights with Sarah and Anna, This is a home around the corner form us!! This is Enchanted Forrest in Sherwood, a great light Christmas display!! Cole getting ready for breakfast, his daddy cooking it:) Then off to church, Sean and Sarah will go with us:) I enjoy them coming an spending the night, it gives me time with Cole and Anna!! Have a great day!
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
I forgot that I was going to share a Christmas Memory each day! The first memory that stands out in my memory, was when I was about 5ish, my mother and father were apparently looking to buy some furniture, and we had gone to Park Plaza, now back in the day Park Plaza was two levels, a out door mall, there was a bowling alley where the Chinese Restaurant is and under Dillard's on the University side was a furniture store, I think the name was John Hancock’s Furniture. I went with them there, I was looking at a baby crib and it had a life size baby doll in it, now you have to understand this was back in the day and I had never seen a real life size baby doll, now days they are every where, but then they were rare! I picked up that baby and held it the whole time I was in the store, I felt that was my baby, of course when we left I had to leave the baby, back in the bed where I found her, I was heart broke and I am sure pitched a Rogers fit, I do remember crying. Now every Christmas Eve we had a family tradition that happened every year, year after year, on Christmas Eve my daddy and Uncle Herbert took Kay and I to the state capitol, we walk what looked like millions of steps to the BIG SOLID GOLD DOORS, in front of them was a life size Nativity, we would just be in awe of it, of course to me they were so big! They looked real! Then we would go back to our home, this year we lived at 5204 Lee Street in LR, off Van Buren. Some how ever year Santa Claus would come to our house early, due to having so many places to go:) Mother and Aunt Verna would be there and low and behold, it was Christmas!!! Under the tree was my little baby…that is all I saw and all I cared about! From that time on I always loved babies, I have them today for my Grand Babies:) Even the boys! What a Christmas Memory!! Even to remember the Park Plaza Mall like that is unreal to me:) This memory making Christmas my tax my brain:) Have a fun day and enjoy this Christmas Season today!!
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Today I went and took pics of the Chenal Woods Condo’s, it is the only condo’s in Little Rock that is located on the Chenal Valley Golf Course, it is a lifestyle!! Then off to the Chenal Country club for lunch with the Marketing Director, hopefully we can team up and both do some good work:) Then to a meeting on the condo’s that lasted a little longer then I thought. I was near mother’s and had made dinner for them, Baked sweet potatoes, lima beans and terriaki chicken breast. All mother had to do was bake the potatoes and heat up the beans and chicken, oh yes, corn bread muffins:)) I love to be able to help her, it is so frustrating for her to try to get dinner together:((( she can still do that but tonight it would of been rice pudding:((( so I keep up with it and make sure they have meals:) Then I picked up Anna and we did our nails:) our hands are under the light to dry our nails, we did our toes too:) Anna is so much fun, then we went to Red Lobster for dinner, her choice and you know I loved it:)
Then to end the night we went to the East Campus to watch Alexandria dance in the school’s Theater and dance group, Alexandria was chosen as a Sophomore to dance with the dance troop, which is a honor, of course she has danced since she was three so I could not image her not being chosen!! They only have five Sophomore’s that they choose so it is a real big deal:)