Saturday, July 31, 2010

Road Trip

Need a road trip - gotta get out of town. Lisa offered to go - just not as early as I was thinking. So we will hit the road at 9a - well not really - that is when I can pick her up which means maybe 930. Then....... Seward here we come!!!!!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Jessica's Birthday

Today is the 24th birthday of my Great-Niece Jessica Diane Iverson. Jessica was her mothers 8th pregnancy. Previous to Jessica's conception, Christy had 4 miscarriages and 3 live births. The last baby lived less than 24 hours. The Dr., certain that Christy could not carry the baby long enough for her to be born healthy, encourage her to abort the baby. Christy refused, wanting to give the baby a chance to survive. I went to my church and the Body of Christ began praying.

Jessica was born 12 weeks early and weighed in at a whopping 3lb 3oz. Lots of prayer during the pregnancy and all those weeks in the NICU resulted in a beautiful and very healthy little girl.

Jessica thrived, graduated with honors from high school and the university. During her time at WSU she became a follower of our Savior Jesus Christ.

I am so proud of the woman she has become and am grateful to God for her life.

Happy birthday sweet Jessica. i love you very much.

Monday, June 21, 2010


What a beautiful day in Anchorage! I could handle this weather until December!

Sorry about that

tried to do something with the blog and - yuck!

The "LONGEST" day of the year!

Another beautiful sunny day in Anchorage. The sunshine renews my energy and the Son renews my spirit. Thank You Lord for both!

Today is the" longest" day of the year. Midnight golf, baseball and fireworks that can not be seen because the sun is still shining!

It was also 37 years ago that my mother died. Yesterday I left lilac's at her grave and also my dad's. When I miss her I don't know if I miss who she was or if I miss the mommy I wish she had been. I certainly do not miss the drunk. I do miss the loving woman she could sometimes be when she was sober. Okay, now I am sad. Enough of this, back to to the beautiful sunshine.

What a lovely day it will be. The work day will be crazy! The building season is in full force and my sales staf is busy selling, selling, selling. It is such a good thing. Tonight there is a tour of the Anchorage Cemetary. Sounds odd but it tours the grave sites of the pioneers and elders. I think I just might go.

Blessings to anyone that stops by for a visit!

Saturday, June 12, 2010


I have felt so much love from my friends. I am awed by the people God had brought into my life.

Thank you Lord for opening my eyes!

Friday, June 11, 2010


Thank you Lord Jesus, the Dr. reports I have perfect arteries!


I get to spend tomorrow in the Cath Lab. Dr. thinks I am a candidate for a heart attack, or gallbladder problems. Of the two, I will take gallbladder.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Our Care Group began meeting again tonite. It was good to be with friends, share a meal and wonderful conversation. Hecter and Heidi did a baked potato bar {yumm-o} and Seccoro baked a beautiful cake for our desert! It was beautiful and even had those little white decorations that go on wedding cakes. Seccoro made my birthday cake in October, it was AMAZING! It looked just like a huge cupcake. She did such a great job I was sure it had been done by a bakery. She is a very talented young lady.

Our group will meet again in two weeks and I will do the meal. Now just to figure out what to make. With diet restrictions because of health concerns with some of our group, I need to put some thought into what I bring. Two members have diabetes, one counts carbs and others do Weight Watchers. I guess I will need to pull out some of my WW cookbooks and see what I can find. Healthy and tasty is what I will strive for. Any suggestions???

Sweet dreams all, I am calling it a night.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


The news from Haiti about their earthquake is heartbreaking. I went thru the '64 quake and that was bad; but today's 7.0 just outside of the capital was devestating. My heart goes out to the people of Haiti - especially the children.

My prayer is that help will get there quickly.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Baby Steps

I found out there is a program on TV about me. It's called Hoarders. I see so much of myself in the lives of these people. The first time I saw the program I had to turn it off because it hurt my heart. I guess it was just too close to home. I saw what could happen to me if I don't get help.

I believe the Lord is using that program to guide me to a life of help and hope. Because of that hope, I can see a way out. I know it will not be easy - or fast - but with time, work and the help of the Lord I have faith that I can change.

I need help and part of that help will come from a program called "Flylady". I have started by taking Baby Steps. Today I began working on the kitchen. It took a couple hours but I can now see my sink. It isn't "shiney" but I can actually see the bottom of my kitchen sink. That does not mean my kitchen is clean. That will probably take another day or two; but it will get done.

I serve a God of new beginnings and tomorrow offers the promise of a continuation of this new beginning.

If you read my blog, please pray for me as I begin this journey.