Monday, March 30, 2009

More Good News

Going to Atlanta tomorrow to attend what has always been a wonderful conference! Tex is being covered by Bird Girl, Always Special Friend/Neighbor and our Terrific Caregiver. All should be well.

Wonderful news from my friend Elastigirl who went down to Capitol City with us a couple of years ago when three of us descended on Lawyer Girl... Here is her post this afternoon:

"The interview went very well - this will be a short post - I promise more will follow later... I discerned that it was going well when the Bishop had not only informed me of the job opening he would like to see me fill, but was actively searching the ordination canons for how to proceed...God is Good!!"

This is one ordination I wouldn't miss for anything!"

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Happy News

It is a beautiful spring day here in North Texas. Lots of sunshine, flowers, green new leaves etc. And we have good news at the R&R Ranch. Bud and the BDIL have found out that they are having another little buckeroo, much to the unhappiness of the Littlest Cowpoke who had really, really wanted a baby sister. All of the rest of us are quite pleased. Baby Buckaroos are so sweet and have the most kissable little heads! Also Virus Researcher/Scientist got a really BIG grant approved so he should stick around Capitol City, Tejas,which means Lawyer Girl will too. Congratulations are due all around! Huzzah! Huzzah!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Back from Missouri

I enjoyed my quick trip to Missouri where I found my cousin to be more depressed and less tremor-y than I expected. (The tremors are less severe but more constant.) Most heartwarming is the tender care from her husband. Despite the deep depression, even she has noticed it. Most of all, I am tremendously dismayed over the medical care she has gotten. They cut her level of anti-depressant to a dose that would not impact a mouse! She just sits and stares at TV during the day. My priest said that suicide could be described as "death by depression." If the depression is not dealt with, how can she get any better? Meanwhile her husband is trying hard to find services for her in that rural part of Missouri and has an appointment for her with a neuro-psychiatrist in a couple of weeks. Please continue to pray for Elaine and Terry.

The trip made me even more appreciative than ever to be married to Tex. His medical problems are more severe than my cousin's but he was not born with the "depression" gene as are so many in my family. His positive attitude toward life is a great gift and blessing to me.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Spring Break

I love spring break! I got all the stuff in for the audit which takes place next Tuesday. But this Tuesday I am flying to Missouri to see my cousin. I am delighted that she is there for me to see. Wish me luck and say a prayer that I can reassure her that she is loved no matter what.
What is more--I actually have daffodils coming up and blooming in my yard, along with the flowering pear tree. Hooray!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Spring Thoughts

It is a glorious spring day, one of Texas very best weather offerings. The temp is in the high 70's-low 80's, sstrong southern winds, white flowering trees everywhere you look, some of my bulbs have actually poked their heads up (amazingly, for I have a very black thumb) and my pear tree is in glorious bloom.

I have already written the annual report that I thought might take me all day! Now, I just have two classes worth exams and papers to grade this weekend. No problem!

Moira, my niece had a 5lb 11 oz baby boy this week, her 2nd. All is well and mother and baby are doing well. The Beautiful Daughter-in-law's pregnancy is progressing nicely, and we should know what sex the baby is by the end of the month. Tex is doing his favorite Saturday morning thing--sleeping! But it is time to get him up and fix his favorite breakfast-sweet rolls.

I think it is time to call Lawyer Girl and visit with her. I love our Saturday morning chats!