*pucker up*

December 12, 2007 at 2:03 pm | Posted in Brother & Family, Christmas, Curves, Dad, Feeling Sleepy, Movies, Uncategorized, Volunteering | Leave a comment

That baby is so cute!  My baby was round-faced but not quite that round-faced when he was that little….his face has always been more heart-shaped, and of course, a bit browner than that baby-face.

Anyhooooooooooow, it’s Wednesday, I’m at the library borrowing their computer because I spent the morning asleep.  Yeah, I went to Curves and worked out but afterwards was overwhelmed with sleep, so that’s what I did.  Then I woke up and had some Totino’s Pizza Rolls and read for a while (the new Diane magazine that Curves puts out) and then decided to come here.  I needed to type some stuff up for school; we need volunteers to read to the children during the day (in our new library) and I volunteered to get the volunteers.

I’m always volunteering for something, LOL

shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!  I’m at the library, I can’t LOL too LOUDLY!

So I typed up a note to give to the teachers, asking them which days of the week and what times would work best; and then a note to parents and parishioners asking them to help us out.  The teachers will be getting their note first and after I know what days and times will work, I can sned out the note to the parents and put it in the church bulletin.

I borrowed Ratatouille from the library today; we saw it when it came out (not dh, though) and ds wanted to see it again.  It came in today.  Maybe we can watch it Friday night.

Not sure what kind of mood I’m in today…….was sleepy earlier, now I’m just kind of thinking about stuff.  Christmas is coming.  Family stuff.  Still missing my dad.

I found out yesterday that my brother and his family are coming to the KCK area for Christmas.  We don’t travel for Christmas.  Well, we have TWICE since our marriage:  the first time in 1991 after my dad’s death and the second time was in 1998 when I was expecting Daniel.  My dh is taking off work the week after Christmas but I know without asking him that he won’t want to go to KCK and that’s alright, because I don’t want to go anyway.  It’s just too far to travel, we don’t have the $$ right now to travel (I’m saving my $$ to go to KC or St. Louis to see Michael Buble already!!), it’s just best to stay home.  Although, ds asked if we could go to COLORADO to snowboard LOL  I think one of his schoolmates’ families goes to Colorado for Christmas.  Another family goes to Orlando every Christmas……….we are boring, we just stay home!

Okay, I suppose it’s time to say so long.

So long!

~ Patty


Remembering my Dad

December 10, 2007 at 7:54 pm | Posted in Dad, Diabetes, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Today would have been my dad’s 72nd birthday, except that his diabetes destroyed his body and took him away from us in 1991.  Tomorrow, we are having the 8:00 am Mass said for him. 

I’ve been thinking of him off and on all day.  He would have LOVED my son.  He lived long enough to see and meet his first granddaughter.  She was about 15 months old when we lost him, so she has no memory of him and the two grandchildren since her only have stories that we tell them.  Daniel LOVES to hear about him, I tell him about how we went fishing when I was a little girl, I tell him how much his grandfather loved working for the railroad…..and how much I know he would love him today if he were here.

But he’s not.  Damn diabetes.  I hate it.

My relationship with my dad was never easy, but he mellowed out in the last years of his life.  He was so angry all the time, at his diabetes and at God for sending it to him.  He had too many health issues because of his diabetes.  That’s why I’m scared because now I’m diabetic and I KNOW that I have to be careful because I don’t want to die young like he did…he was only 54.

Happy birthday, Daddy, I love you and I miss you.

~ Patty

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