Saturday, October 10, 2009
Now he is celebrating in heaven with many loved ones that have already gone on.The link below takes you to his Legacy.com webpage so you can see how special he was to us.
Legacy memorial site here
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Then it was my turn to not behave (yes me) because I take after my daddy:). I have been told that I am the most stubborn nurse and my yucky gallbladder full of gallstones finally caught up with me (while we were out of town at a beach wedding). I had been running away from this little problem for about 2 years. Gallbladder problems and fried seafood do not mix I found out the hard way, but ohhhhh was it gooooood!! I ended up with all sorts of problems and surgery in May. Have I mentioned how much I hate being a patient myself??
June seems to be the month for Mr B to take a turn with being very sick, we are just getting over a bowel obstruction. Thank you to his late night "almond" cravings he had to endure 2 ambulance trips, an ER visit and a little vacation in the UNC hospital system. I am amazed by the power of prayer, he was so sick and I was getting worried about the way things were looking, then he turned around for the better. God at work in our lives again!!
In addition to being sick and taking care of my hubby, I have had to endure a major water leak that poured into our basement( 2 days after I was home from surgery)and the install of our new heating and air system. I am so ready to go back to work and get a break. That is where the heck I have been!
aka: stubborn and stressed in NC
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
What a crazy week here at the ol' Blockhouse!! Even though I have been off work a few days, the craziness seems more that a really busy shift in the ER. We had a birthday girl turn 9 on Tuesday, whoo hoo for the "cheetah -girl" who is sassier that ever. My daddy got to come home from the hospital a little earlier that my mom thought, not sure if that is good or not. His liver cancer is growing now and probably outside his liver, which they are calling "in the nodules". He needs to get stronger before more chemo, but the mention of going to a "rehab facility" or " assisted living" facility seemed to get his attention...."Oh no I'm not". Maybe that will get his butt in gear for healing at home.
And to top the cake my hubby finally got to have his back surgery today, 3 months after his fall at work on an icy December morning. He is recouping well tonight and will hopefully get to go back to work in 6-8 wks or less. My brain is about fried tonight and I am still up, so I am blogging away.
Algebra I has also contributed to the short circuiting of my brain tissue this week. My teenager has some struggles with his math and thought Mom was gonna know how to do those equations. Well after some heavy thinking and figuring we actually got it. A light bulb went off and he and I actually understood all those multi- step equations. Go momma go...... Go K- Dogg go.... now what is next??
To top off the entire week, we had a wonderful winter storm with about 6 inches of snow, IN MARCH!!
Cheetah- girl says that it snowed for her birthday :)
Chow for now!!
brain fried crispy original recipe :)
Friday, February 20, 2009
I came across some websites for Internet safety and wanted to share:
there are so many sites that are dedicated to keeping kids
safe online, just do a search yourself. You can never be to
safe with your kids all over the Internet these days.
I have a teen that lives online and the 2 younger ones
want to follow also. Of course "monkey see monkey do"
since Mommy lives here in cyberspace.
Leslie~~~~aka "Monkey do mom" today
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Yes, most days this is me!! Mommy with 8 arms floating
in a big ocean of waves that are about to crash on me.
I feel privileged to have my article posted on
Please check it out at the link above.
How many other moms feel this way on a a daily basis?
We all try to keep the peace and attempt to make
everyone happy. But sometimes we need to step back
and look at the big picture and take care of ourselves.
Not an easy thing for me to say or do, I seem to go
24/7 like the "Energizer bunny" . Think about what
God really wants you to be doing and ask him for
his guidance each day, I bet he will tell you if you just
ask and then stop to listen. He is always there and loves
those times he has you all to himself for a little "me"
and my "God" time ;)
When I take time for me and ask for guidance my day
goes so much smoother and I am able to then focus
on the tasks at hand and encourage others.
in conjunction with CentralFoothillsMommies.com,
we collected items to fill up backpacks for the homeless
in Catawba county. Our children and mommies were
able to fill 4 backpacks to the brim with can goods/
sweatpants and sweat shirts. I delivered these
backpacks on a cold and wet day to the Catawba
Mental Health partners office. It really gave me
a tiny insight to what it might be like to outside
on such a cold day and carry around a heavy
backpack that might just be the only possessions
a homeless person has to their name. I am
humbled to think that being homeless to any
of us is just a paycheck away at times. On January
28th 2009 the Mental Health Partners along with
other agencies in the county put together 4 different
stations in the county to get an accurate count of just
how many homeless people we have here. They also
offered free health screenings, information and bp
checks for these people in addition to giving them a
backpack for no cost. The estimate was 250 people
that live here in Catawba county that are homeless.
That number is expected to rise due the
unemployment rates and the economy. The kids
learned a valuable lesson about giving back and
what the word "homeless"actually means.
Friday, January 23, 2009
This is why we race online ;) that #74 car in the air is
my teenager, who also painted this car himself using
computer graphics in Paintshop Pro 8. "Bad wreck in
practice lap he tells me". I post many pictures of the
2 little sisters and this time I wanted to show how
proud I was of the teen that lives here also, my 9th
grade racer "Kdogg74" The #74 was his old football
jersey number and he had kept with that number
racing online and go-karts in the dirt. Funny how
this little boy of mine once learned all his
colors and numbers before kindergarten by race
cars. He could tell me all the Nascar cars, numbers,
colors and the drivers before he was 5. I never
imagined that teaching him at an early age would
lead to this :) By the way, he is not a "little boy"
anymore, he is taller that me, and I have been
about 5'9" since the 6th grade.
SBS racing online, his 2nd sprint car
After a hard 60 lap race in Nascar 2003season,
Kdogg74finished 3rd. The Hardees car was painted
Here is # 74 again, Hardees orange and white painted
This car is my favorite, done in Paintshop pro8. You
can see why I bought him his own laptop with a
higher graphics card. I think we have found our niche
and can lean towards computer careers with our
homeschool high school courses. He actually taught
himself how to do all this with some help of some
great guys online via "teamspeak" at various online
sim racing forums and race1online. He has even
created his own website without my help
"Trial by Fire Racing www.tbfr.webs.com/ .
aka: Kdogg74's momma