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Ypsilanti, MI, United States
I have been happily married for 40 years. My husband retired from GM after working there for 36 years. He is now working part-time at a local GM dealership as a shuttle driver. It is the perfect job for him. He doesn't mind driving and for sure he doesn't mind talking. I have enjoyed rubber stamping for about 10 years. I can tell you that I do not do scrapbooking just cardmaking. I love it. I retired from the University of Michigan in 1997 after working there for 30 years. Most of the time I worked in the Mathematics Dept. At this point, you can say I wonder how she liked it. My mom told me if I couldn't say something nice to someone don't say anything at all. I will comply and not go into a huge dissertation about how awful my bosses were during that period. I did like my office mate, Dee Hudock. We worked very well together. I can also say for the most part I liked the professors. I have two grown children and 3 grandchildren. I am totally addicted to FB and all the games I play there.

Thursday, January 29, 2009


I attended the funeral today of a lady that was one of my youth sponsors at the church in Belleville where I attended as a kid. What I remember about Nancy is she always looked nice. She did do a lot of yo-yo dieting but bless her heart she was honest about it. She loved music and often was heard humming or singing. When Bill died, Nancy's health declined. She had problems with her eyes. She just wore out and wanted to leave this world for the place in heaven reserved for her by the blood of Christ. She is rejoicing now with Bill and the angels worshiping her Savior.

Mark missed work today because he wasn't feeling well. These migraines he has really knock him down. I sure hope he keeps his job so he can have insurance long enough to find out what is really going on and get the meds he needs to feel better.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

A Quiet Tuesday Night

I haven't gotten anything done today. I haven't felt good for a couple of weeks. I went to the dr. today and found out I have an UTI. I am also upset about our financial situation right now. With Dennis not working we are getting behind on everything. I sure hope he goes back to work soon before we get much deeper in the hole.

Tonight is American Idol. I don't know why I like this show. It is not as good as Dancing with the Stars but I do like it.

We are under a winter storm alert. What else is new? We have had a lot of snow so far this year. These things seem to go in cycles. As cold as it has been, I am having a hard time believing the "global warming" scare people.

I am really upset with Obama already. He has signed a lot of new "executive orders" which I don't understand. How can that be a balance of power if he can just do that without the Senate or House. They have passed things so that they are using embryonic stem cells for research. Don't they realize they are killing a baby every time they do that. I don't understand how women can just abort God's creation without blinking an eye. Someday people will answer a holy God about this. Yes, you can say that I am on a soap box. You bet I am and I can do that because this is my blog.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Eye Study

I went to the eye dr. today and he said that I would be a perfect candidate for a glaucoma study they are doing. I do have to put drops in my eyes twice a day and go in and get pressure readings twice a day. The study lasts about a month. I will receive a small stipend. This is all contingent on good results with lab work. It does not cost me anything but time.

New Cards

I put some cards on here that I have made over the past few months. Enjoy. If there is one that you like I could make you some (for a fee) or give you further details.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Inauguration Day

I have spent the better part of the day watching the Obama inauguration day. It is a history making event - our first black president. He made so many campaign promises that I don't see any way he can keep them all. I am afraid people are expecting too much from one man. He still has to work with congress to bring change he campaigned about. I just hope he does something to put people back to work, clean up the corrupt banking system, and keep our manufacturing base in this country. Time will tell I guess.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Great News

I got a letter this week from the Social Security Admin approving my disability. I applied about a year ago but was denied last summer. I got an attorney who said I would have an appeal hearing and it could take up to 18 months. I have been waiting (not always patiently) to hear when my hearing would be. I was dreading it. The idea of court and a judge just scares me. God had a different plan. Thank you Jesus. I don't know the amount of the benefit yet but should get a letter soon.

It is becoming more apparent to me that there are quite a few things I can't do any more. My arms and and shoulders not working and my back hurting and my legs going numb make things pretty difficult. I am so thankful that Dennis helps as much as he does. It has been a struggle for us with him being laid up with his recovery from surgery. He is doing quite well and is able to do some laundry here so we don't have to go to the laundrymat. That was really really hard to do that. I wish I could afford to hire a cleaning lady to come in once a week to do the things I can't. Wishful thinking I guess.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Christmas 08

Monday, January 12, 2009

This is what I have been doing with some of my time. I like making snowman cards. I guess I get my inspiration from all the snow we have had of late. It seems like we have had more snow this year than in recent past. I could be wrong but it seems that way. I am glad we don't have to go out tomorrow for anything. I want to sleep in and mess around getting some more cards made tomorrow. Just to lazily sipping on some hot coffee and stamping.


Sunday, January 11, 2009

What a Ride

Yesterday we finally had our Mosey family Christmas. The weather was horrible but it was fun getting together. We had a good turn out. The only sibling missing was sister Sue. It was our first Christmas without Dad. There were many empty feelings for me yesterday. It was hard and sad. Mom seems to be doing well.

The biggest story of the day was the weather. The forecast was calling for a "winter storm warning". Predictions of 7 or more inches came true. We got to my sister's in pretty good fashion. It took us about an hour more than usual. It normally takes about 2 1/3 hours. Coming home was a much different story. The roads were completely snow covered and slippery. You could not tell where the lanes were, shoulders, etc. It was best just to stay behind the person in front of you. This was the first time since Dennis had his surgery that he drove. I am glad he drove but I was a nervous wreck with the roads they way they were. We left Jenison about 6 and didn't get home until 11. We did stop for a short while to have a quick bite to eat. But was it worth it? You betcha. Often times it is too easy to ditch plans with family and take them for granted. I am here to tell you that family is too important. If there is an opportunity to get together, you should take it. Make the time somehow. You just never know. Who knew that when we had our family reunion in May that it would be Dad's last?

My niece and her husband with baby Lexa. It was good to see a baby in the family again. I hope by the time the reunion comes around in IL that we will meet Noah the latest addition to the family. My mother-in-law had a theory. When someone dies in the family, the next one born will be of the same gender. An example to prove this was my dad passing away and the next baby born was a boy. Does it work every time. Probably not but it is interesting to see it play out.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


I have been "busy" playing on Facebook and making cards. I have been weary the last few days. I went to the laundry mat yesterday because I can't do the stairs to go down to the basement and do it here. It pretty much wiped me out for the day. It is hard to do all the lifting to say nothing about how much it costs. It is faster than doing it at home but I hate lugging it all around. I can only imagine how Dennis was whipped helping me. It seems like this knee replacement surgery has been harder than the others.

Tomorrow I am going back to the pain clinic for my back. I sure hope the treatment they do will help with my pain. The last one didn't work so well.

I don't have much else to say except that things are going wrong here because of finances. My cell phone is broken and I haven't got the money to replace it. Our long distance phone has been shut off because we are late with the payment. We have property taxes due next month and no money to pay it. I just don't know what we are going to do to get out of this mess. With Dennis off work right now and that income lost, it has made it even harder. My disability hearing has not happened yet and I have no idea when it will. There is no guarantee that I will even get it. I know that I can hardly function physically around the house and I don't think I could ever go back to work.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

I am glad it is a new year. 2008 was a difficult one for our family. With my shoulder replacement surgery (that was not 100% successful), my dad's homegoing in November, my husband's knee replacement 5 days before Christmas, my son's health crises Christmas eve. I was turned down for disability from Social Security, we lost our church where we attended for 30 years, I lost my job with the church after 12 years, financial problems continue to plague us. Mark lost a job and was out of work for a couple of months.

There were some good things too. My youngest granddaughter was saved. God provided another job for Mark. Dennis has a great job with Prestige Buick here in Ypsilanti. He is the shuttle driver and really likes it. We are attending a good church. I am looking forward to seeing what this year will bring to my little corner of the world.