Friday, May 30, 2014

New York Rangers 2014

The New York Rangers are going to the 2014 Stanley Cup Finals!!!

My New York Rangers 1994 Stanley Cup license plate.

Dream come true last year. NYR game in.NYC!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Long but full day...

The courthouse closes at noon on Wednesday so I thought this would be the perfect afternoon to finish up my carry permit.  No.  Taking a class and a written test and a shooting test doesn't give you a gun carry permit.  You must also apply at the DMV and have photo taken. Then onto another place for fingerprinting and paperwork for background check. Now it's a 60 to 90 day wait to get my actual permit.

My great niece Bella wanted to tag along so I picked her up after I got off from work.  First and foremost on our afternoon agenda......lunch of course! Zaxby's it was to be.  It's not on my list of favorites but Bell likes it.

After we got our belly full off to the DMV for an almost three hour wait.  Then a phone call for questions to get an appointment for fingerprinting then off to complete looong process to carry.

Poor Bella.  She was a trooper and didn't complain.   I think she actually enjoyed the day.  Found the experience interesting.  

Since we were both worn out from doing nothing except sitting in a chair we stopped at Mayfield Dairy's ice cream parlor for ice cream cones.

COOP and Walmart and gas station finished the day.  A good day...

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Six Month Checkup & Vitamin D

My six month oncology checkup went great last week.  Blood work was perfect.  Well.  Nearly perfect. My Vitamin D is low again.  So back on 50,000 iu a week for three months.

Only advice I freely give about breast cancer?  (And even if you haven't had cancer.)  Watch your Vitamin D levels.  Especially if you are high risk for re-occurrence like me.

However,  also remember you CAN take too much Vitamin D.  Just like all supplements you should consult your doctor first.  A simple blood test can tell you if your Vitamin D level is okay or if you need a supplement.  

I've several blog posts on the importance of Vitamin D and the prevention of cancer and in also reducing risk of cancer returning.  Maybe those will be informative if you want to research more.  I've posted several links to studies concerning Vitamin D and its relation in fighting cancer.

Another great thing on Memorial Day weekend.

Gun permit class.  Scored 100 on target.

Memorial Day weekend 2014

Chris had family in from Texas and Virginia.   Took a few to lake on Saturday.

The Beach Memorial Day 2014

Great end to Memorial Day with burgers, hot dogs,  and ice cream at The Beach.

Memorial Day 2014

Memorial Day at the lake with some of the family.

Friday, May 23, 2014


Guess the creature.   And no, not Chris the creature.  The creature creature.

A Niece's Day

Today was an all day work but off at 3:30.  Promised my niece a trip to the movies to watch "Bears".  I think Bella did want to see it but perhaps not as much as me.  (She's the only one to say yes to seeing it with me.)

Stopped by Gander Mountain to look at Kavu bags and pick some things up before the movie.   Afterwards we went to Wasabi.  Fun night!

"Let me take a Selfie"

Friday, May 16, 2014

Colton Grows Up

Colton is soooo tall!  When did he grow up?  Seems like yesterday I was in the delivery room watching him come into the world.   Now I'm watching him take the world on....

Colton's Graduation

May 16, 2014.  Our nephew Colton graduated Sweetwater High School.

New Website

Our Hull Performance Horses website is revamped!   New web address is

Would love feedback!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Jay Z and Solange

Sorry Whoopi.  I don't believe trading violence for violence is the way to solve societal issues such as family violence.   Oh.  Just remembered why I try to stay away from pop culture.  

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Thank You song

Church ended today with a solo from the choir leader.  I hadn't heard it in forever.   It's always been a favorite of mine.

By:  Ray Boltz 
Song title: "Thank You (for Giving to the Lord)"

I dreamed I went to heaven
And you were there with me
We walked upon the streets of gold
Beside the crystal sea
We heard the angels singing
Then someone called your name
You turned and saw this young man
And he was smiling as he came

And he said, Friend
You may not know me now
And then he said, But wait
You used to teach my Sunday School
When I was only eight
And every week you would say a prayer
Before the class would start
And one day when you said that prayer
I asked Jesus in my heart

Thank you for giving to the Lord
I am a life that was changed
Thank you for giving to the Lord
I am so glad you gave

Then another man stood before you
And said remember the time
A missionary came to your church
And his pictures made you cry
You didn't have much money
But you gave it anyway
Jesus took the gift you gave
And that's why I am here today


One by one they came
Far as the eye could see
Each life somehow touched
By your generosity
Little things that you had done
Sacrifices made
Unnoticed on the earth
In heaven now proclaimed

And I know up in heaven
You're not supposed to cry
But I am almost sure
There were tears in your eyes
As Jesus took your hand
And you stood before the Lord
He said, My child look around you
Great is your reward

CHORUS (repeat)

I am so glad you gave


Saturday, May 10, 2014


My nephew Tanner and I in 1979 and 2014.

Window to the Soul

I didn't post the final copy of "Looking Up" from several days ago.  Just now realized.  Here is the updated:

"Eyes are the window to the soul".  Or "mirror of the soul".  The sayings are old.  And so true.  The eyes are the window to or mirror of your soul.  So much about a person can be told from their gaze. 

It's always been interesting to me that when people hit rock bottom or in times of extreme happiness or frustration they look up.  Look up for guidance. Whether they profess belief in God or not, looking up to God, to the Heavens, is an intrinsic reaction from within.  A need to look up to the Almighty in desperation or in joy I believe He placed in us.

The times I've noticed someone looking down seem to be associated with shame which is different from guilt.  Guilt tends to be an internal, personal feeling when one has violated what they feel is the difference between right and wrong.  Right and wrong is based on the individual.  We all have our on opinions on what constitutes those two things.  Someone who is guilty of something can often still look someone in the eyes.  And lie.

Shame on the other hand comes from somewhere other than ourselves.  It's external.  People who are shamed look down.  I think of Adam and Eve in the garden.  After sin pervaded their lives they felt something new-shame.  I can imagine them cowering in shame covering themselves from God.  Shame at betraying the Father. 

Not everyone experiences guilt in the same ways.  Some do very bad things and never feel guilty.  However, I believe all experience shame at some point or many points during their lives.  Shame which comes from the knowledge, whether deep in the recesses of their mind or coming from the belief in God that we have sinned.  We all look down from the feeling.  Only a few then look up.  Up for hope and in the end, knowledge of forgiveness from the One who can get rid of the shame of life through the blood.  Who will....if we look

Friday, May 9, 2014

One Year Ago Today

My sister reminded me that one year ago today we were in NYC with friends.  Wow where does time go?

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Scenes from May 6, 2014 election

My family

Sister in law Bridget and nephew Colton

Great niece Chelsea

Niece Amber and future nephew Bryce

Me and three of the nieces

Me and three of the nephews

Chris and friend Rusty


Friend Kelley



Kelley, Amber and Rusty

Votes arriving from precincts

Kathy reading some precinct results. 

My cousin "Worm"