Friday, January 27, 2012

Pray for Tenlee...

am praying for Tenlee's recovery...after successful heart surgery she experiences the most horrific hospital mistake i've every heard about!!  the breathing treatment she was receiving had the machine set to 'suck' the air out of her lungs, not breathe air into her!!  her heart stopped and now is on life support!!!  please, LORD, help her body to recover from this horrific her doctors/nurses, techs, etc do their job her family to keep strong in their faith!! please, LORD, she has done nothing wrong in her life... help her to recover successfully and be able to grow up!!
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      ^)^ hawknitr

Friday, January 13, 2012

back to blogs...

i started reading more Christian and knitting blogs this year.  i hope it encourages me to express my own feelings in the written word.  there are some beautifully designed blogs out there.  i know mine is difficult to read with the dark background, but i love the interconnectedness of the three wise men and 'simple gifts' theme.  what can be more Christian than to think about Jesus' 24/7/365 ?  i want to start reading the Bible. i need to attend daily Mass with my husband instead of just taking him.  i want to strive to be more gentle, in thought/word/deeds.  i don't speak like some Christian bloggers do, but practice my speaking directly to God in my own mind's thoughts and prayers.  i love the ritual of the Catholic Mass, but wish more of it was in the old Latin version...i do not like the new modifications at all!  i'm not olde fashioned, but simplicity is my life's theme...St.Francis of Assisi , my favorite patron the simple life...think through things simply...i am a simple person ...


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Camille ~ RIP

it has been a sad week...Camille, my step-daughter's 16yr old family dashshound did not come home...we fear that she spent her last hours alone, outside in very cold temps.  i hope the good LORD blessed her by taking her into his loving embrace to be with HIM and Albert, her litter mate of 15 yrs.  she was fraile with poor eyesight, hearing and no teeth...  she was a lap dog...cuddling on your lap or beside you on the sofa... snuggling under the comforters on the bed during the nights... always willing to let the kids pick her up and 'use' her in their play... she will be missed but never forgotten as is Albert...

                            RIP Camille and Albert

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012


"I enjoy doing housework, ironing, washing, cooking, dishwashing. Whenever I get one of those questionnaires and they ask what is your profession, I always put down housewife. It's an admirable profession, why apologize for it. You aren't stupid because you're a housewife. When you're stirring the jam you can read Shakespeare." ~ Tasha Tudor

~NOW, WHERE ARE MY 'STICKS' & 'STRING' ??!!! ^)^ hawknitr

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Happy Birthday, Jim...

I asked my wife if this status was appropriate. She said it was, and she is usually right.. Jan.5th today would have been my son's 47th birthday if he had lived. He passed away 10 years ago. He will be remembered by many . He went to Highland schools until 6th grade. The family then moved to Coralville in 1975, He graduated from Regina High School in1983. No better than an average stude...nt, much like his Dad. Unlike his Dad he was a very good athlete. Playing multiple sports for the Regals. Went to Muscatine JC and played baseball. Advised by Cincinnati scout to pick a secondary position, that was easy, shortstop or 3rd base.
He lost an eye before he could realize his and his Dad"s dream. Regardless of his continued desire there isn't much demand for a one eyed catcher. He surely would have made low A ball at least. He hit 401 in JC.
We attended many games together after that he still loved the game. He was a Cub fan, don't know how that happened. He was buried with a Regal and a Cub banner draped over his casket. I know a number of people some classmates friends who have lost adult children. It isn't supposed to be that way. We all have the same feeling, you never get over the hurt, but it does get different. Some who read this may have known Jim. Others might be grieving a loss as well. I would ask any of you to take a few seconds and offer a short prayer for the repose of his soul and that God grant him eternal life. His earthly family Is myself, his Mother Sandy Rupnow, my wife Linda his step mom and his two sisters Teresa Suchomel and Susan Bowton Young helped a great deal to pull me through this bad time. I will be eternally greatful. Happy Birthday Son.  DAD

~NOW, WHERE ARE MY 'STICKS' & 'STRING' ??!!! ^)^ hawknitr
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