Thursday, February 26, 2015

Driving on snow covered roads.

While coming home on Old Athens Rd I told Chris if we were going to hit a ditch he better hit one near someone's house we know......

Where is the road....

I'm not even going to ask him how he knows where the road is on Old Athens Rd. 68 highway was scary enough....rumble strips my foot.....ditches are the only road boundaries on back roads.

Rumble Strips

"How do you know what side of the road you're on??? I can't see any lines." (going down highway 68.)

"Because of the rumble strips.....see....traction."

Eek. Jerk.

Uh Oh. Big snow moving in.....trying to get home...

"Chris!!! Don't get so close to that car!  They aren't as good as a driver as you are!"

Chris "I like how you said that" as he slowed down

I know how to build up that ego to slow the car down.

Favorite Snow Pictures This Week

My great niece Mallie Belle with her pig tails, fleece, 5 tutus, leggings and cowboy boots. I don't what part is my favorite.....

My nephew Tanner on a sled. One of my favorite photos of him.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Pop Rox

Fun night at local Pop Rox concert.  Love the band.  Awesome singer!

Love her hair.  Love her voice.  Great performer.


Tracey, Cates, Chris and I 


Ummm.  Yeah.   Think we were at least 30 years older than most people in the movie theater .....  "The DUFF".

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Ice Storm 2015

Someone made Elsa mad this week.  I believe it was my two year old great niece Mallie Belle.  

Elsa wants her princess dress back.....

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Ice Storm 2015

It's almost unreal how much ice is covering East Tennessee.  We were without power from 7 pm last night until 2 am.  Brrr....

The power is off again.  Went out around 2 this afternoon.   If it's not on soon we'll be pulling the generator again tonight.

All too common sight in Monroe County.   Farmers will be mending fences for weeks. 

Sunday, February 15, 2015


Disney Princess and Pirate show with Sister and nieces and nephew today in Chattanooga. Disappointed there was no ice.  I thought it was an Disney on Ice.  Fun time with my family though!


The best man in our wedding, Packy, has battled cancer and after effects for well over a year.  Pat had surgery last week, hopefully the last ever, and has had a tough time.  His amazingly original sense of humor has stayed intact through everything that comes at him in life.

Photo of Packy and I is a throwback to 2006ish.  We look like such kids!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Casting for Recovery Alternate

I've been chosen as an alternate for "Casting for Recovery" in Gatlinburg in April!!!! If there is a cancelation I'll have to enter another stage to be chosen from all the other alternates. "Casting for Recovery" participation is by random drawing as there are many, many applications entered each year.

"Casting for Recovery" is a weekend spent trout fishing and having fellowship with other breast cancer survivors. I've never been a big group/share/support kinda person but things going on in my life related I feel it's time.

All I can say is I was excited but shocked when I received the notice!! Now on to the alternate paperwork.  Of which a "doctor's note" is attached.  I feel like I'm in the 80's....

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Calcium and Vitamin D

Having finished three months of prescription of 50,000 iu of Vitamin D, I started a supplement.  Hopefully by my six month oncology appointment this will keep my levels up.

I'm giving Chris a dose when I take mine. He loves them.  I'm afraid he'd eat like candy if I'd let him!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Selfies, Nieces and Movies....

Selfies can be wonderful.  Weekends I spend with my great nieces, Chelsea and Bella, remind me of times spent with my nephew Tanner and niece Jessie.  Chelsea and Bella aren't always up for pictures but I tell them they are for memories.

While at the movies with Bella today I thought back to a movie date with Jessie.  She was around the age in this photo in 1986 or 87. We were at Foothills Cinema to watch a showing of "Bambi".  While in the restroom Jessie dropped our popcorn as I washed my hands.  There were other people in the restroom and I think it embarrassed Jessie.  HUGE tears threatened to spill from her eyes.  I did my best to comfort her, saying something like, "it's okay. It doesn't matter Jessie". As I cleaned the popcorn up she managed to hold back the tears.

Then movie time.  Of course Jessie knew the story of "Bambi ".  Right before Bambi's mother was shot Jessie climbed in my lap.  All was quiet in the theater.  A little boy a row in front of us looked at his dad and asked "where did Bambi's momma go?"  Jessie looked back at me and kinda giggled at the little boy.  I think that was her way of not crying.

Selfies in the 80's?  What a great thing they would have been.  I could have had them of Jessie and I just as I now have them of Chelz and Bell.

Selfies aren't always a bad thing....

Jessie around 1986 or 1987.