Monday, September 6, 2010

On the water

On the lake off the shore of Sugarloaf island.

Saturday, August 21, 2010


One of the reasons I love the country. This is just plain cool.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Running Again

I'm running for a second term. Woohoooo! Dropping off my petition to
get on the ballot.

First Day of School

Friday, August 13, 2010

Art Show

At an art show. Stunning stuff!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Fun with the Doctor

Scratch test at the allergy doctor. Too much fun!

Monday, August 2, 2010


So sleepy from all the meds. Next door a child is screaming and
crying. I'm glad those days are over for us. I want to stick my head
in the door and say, "it seems bad now but believe me... It will all
be okay. Hang in there."

In Recovery

Pudding is the magic cure-all. We will wait here for about an hour
then head out.

Gross Picture

Avert your eyes if you are squeamish.

This is a "before" picture. I need to Google what normal vocal chords
look like so you can see the difference. Doc says he is maintaining
about the same. More vocal burden than airway issue. That's the good
news AND the bad news.

Waiting for Doc

Surgery is done. Waiting for the doc to bring results.

Wheeling Away

There goes my boy... Off for another surgery. I stood in the hall and
watched him wheel away. I'm sad but fine. It's weird to be both at the
same time but I am.

Sweet, Sweet Boy

Meds Kicking In

Meds are kicking in and he takes a snooze. The procedure is scheduled
to start in 30 min.

Video Game

Thank you starlight starbright for providing video games for kids in

Dizzy Pill

He just got his pre-med which he refers to as "the dizzy pill".


I can tell that soon he will no longer let me blog about him at the
hospital. Also he won't let me get in bed with him and have a nap. The
nurse said he is being selfish. I agree.

Blood Pressure

My little "baby" is 4'6" and weighs 83 pounds. Holy cow!!!! When did
THAT happen?


I embarrass my son by taking a picture of him in front of Donnell, the
admissions guy.


The courtyard looking down from the waiting room.

Going Up

Giant baby

When we come into the lobby there is a giant baby to greet is.

Sunrise and the Capitol

I wish I could zoom in on this. The Capitol looms nearby but you can't
tell from this picture. We have arrived at the hospital.

Hitting the Road

On the way to the hospital.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Are We Lost?

Tristan tries to direct me via the map. A disaster, as you can imagine.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Surgery #17

Surgery 17 is coming up on Monday. Progress will be reported here as usual. We made it seven months this time -- WOOHOOOOO!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Boys in the House

This is how your house is decorated when you have boys.

Monday, July 19, 2010


Julius and I were driving around getting pictures of houses today.

Learning Skills

Julius is learning about sewing so he can be a self-sufficient
bachelor. He is a coaster-making machine.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Driving Through a Storm

Driving through a storm in Texas. Crazy!

Fancy Gas

They have fancy gas pumps in Texas.


The Texas travel center rocks!

Car on Fire

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Girlie Socks

Latest socks to be coming off the needles this weekend. They will be
sent off to the store for sale ($15). Proceeds are going toward a new
spinning wheel and a portion also goes toward philanthropic knitting
such as Knitting for Noggins and Warm Up America.

Learning to Fillet

Grampa Kyle teaches Julius how to fillet catfish.

The Big Catch

Julius caught two fish at the derby.


We're at the fishing derby at the summer festival. Julius has caught
two fish!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Current project

Working on some arm warmers, custom job, in an adorable blue tweed.

My first thumb gusset... I totally rocked it. Go me!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Big moth

I don't know what this thing is but it's HUGE. I wish you could see it
in context. It would easily cover the palm of my hand.


At Doctor

We got smart finally and brought our own toys. Tristan is getting his
tonsils checked out. He stops breathing in his sleep so we are worried
about sleep apnea.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Groovy Baby

Thursday, June 10, 2010

The boys are watching the bees work on the clover.

Saturday, June 5, 2010


Blueberries from the farmer's market. Yum...

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Budget Gardening

This is what happens when your gardener works for free. These poor
plants are dying in our lobby because nobody will put them in the
ground. And to top it off she stole my pepper plant. Moms... Can't
live with 'em, can't be born without 'em.

By the Side of the Road

These lillies were by the side of the road where I was traveling
earlier today. I think it's wonderful that you can just drive down a
country road and find this kind of fabulousness that doesn't belong to
anyone but nature. To all of us, really.


Hanging out by the pool in the paralytic heat, playing lifeguard for
the kids. They are making claims of recluse spiders with their babies,
bugs that bite andhorseflies. If it's that terrible, I don't
understand why they keep insisting on going in there.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day

This is the road in front of our veteran's memorial in town. Thanks to
all the soldiers here and gone who have served and still serve our
country despite hardship and sacrifice.

Semper Fi, Dad.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Flowers at the Roadside

One of the things I love about living in Arkansas is all the cute
wildflower by the side of the road.

Welcome Home

I think it would be so cool to live in a town named "Welcome Home".

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


It's raining like crazy here!

Slow Crossing

For some reason this sign cracked me up.