Monday, June 4, 2012

3 years

Today is the 3-year anniversary of your trading your dysfunctional body for a perfect one. I had a hard time today. I was crying a lot. Tony wasn't home, so he didn't come running, which was a good thing. He is worried about me. He takes his promise to you to look after me very serious. I keep telling him that he is supposed to keep me in line and is failing miserable.

At his graduation celebration on Friday we both felt you presence very strong. I know that you are proud of him, as am I. Both, Pastor Troy and Pastor Chris were there, as well as Janean and Glen, Jackie and Steve, another friend from church and even Levern showed up. It was very emotional.

We went to Winco today and did some shopping. I had some coupons and they had some good specials on. For dinner we had chicken and I had some coleslaw left from the BBQ at Kelly Benson's. - All of a sudden - it hit me. While you were with me, our traditional Monday dinner was chicken and coleslaw. I didn't pick that dinner today with that in mind - it just happened.

Your rosebush has about 5 - 6 new buds on. None of them have any color showing yet. It is very hot here, we had 95 today and no rain. I will give the bush another good soaking tonight. Before you know it there will be lots of flowers on again.

I love you so much my love and it is hard to imagine that you are gone for only and already 3 years. It helps that I talk to you every evening - but I still miss you. I will talk to you soon sweetheart.

Saturday, May 26, 2012


In my last entry (March 10) I told you that I will be trimming the rosebush. Guess what, when I was pretty sure that we were done with frost and such I had about 16 rosebuds on the bush - no way of trimming it down now. Last week I had in varies colors all of 26 roses - WOW - it looked absolutely beautiful.

In the meantime, my birthday has come and gone. I had loads of messages on Facebook. The usual "Happy Birthday" from Jason. He is still upset with me, but I can't help that. Steven - send me a nice message, followed up with a phone call and a bouquet of flowers. The balloon is still hanging on the ceiling next to me - and it's been over 3 weeks now. 

Yesterday was my one-year anniversary of becoming a US citizen - and in 9 days is your 3-year anniversary for leaving me to be with Jesus - where has the time gone? I still find myself often turning to the place where you used to sit at your computer to tell you something. I still miss you like crazy and I love you just as much.

Jackie and Steve got married 4 weeks ago. You never met Steve but you would have liked him. He has a wacky sense of humor. I've never seen Jackie smile so much than she has been doing since she met Steve.

Tony is writing his comprehensive exam on Wednesday and the graduation ceremony is on Friday. I am so proud of him and I know you are too. He is working at the game store but will start of setting up his own practice. He is good at what he is doing. 

Sweetheart, I will try to remember to write more often, but won't promise anything. I am talking to you every night. I love you lots and lots and oodles and gobs.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Happy 9th Anniversary Sweetheart

Hello my love - I can't believe it is March already. WOW Where has the time gone? On Thursday would have been our 9-year wedding anniversary. Tony and I went to Wendover on the fun-bus. This time we won experience - but it was still fun. At the same time we celebrated Tony finishing another semester. On Monday he will start his last semester and graduation day is June 01 - I know you are really proud of him and so am I. He will be starting work in the new City Creek Mall (where Cross Town used to be) in a game store. The same owner who he worked for around Christmas time. They are working with him on his school commitments.

Crafting wise, I am right on target - never a dull moment. For Kelly Benson House residents for Christmas, I am making place mats - 2 for each resident. That makes it 140 mats - I gotta get to use up my fabric scraps - Woohoo.

I found out this last week that Q4U is closed. It is a shame. Mind you, the last couple of times I was there, the food wasn't all that great. I had the lunch special and the meat was dry. I read the reviews lately - and they were pretty bad. I know that "T" was sick and probably couldn't tend to business as he used to. In my opinion, they shouldn't have moved from their old location.

I will apply soon for a passport card. That card is almost the same than a regular passport book, except I can't go overseas with it. Don't want to anyway. It is half the price of the book. I need one for going to Canada, which I am planning on in September for Steven's wedding. I am working on the wedding present. It is a cookbook with tried recipes. All recipes in that book I have either made or tasted. I will be making 2 books and give one to Jason, since I didn't go to his wedding.

Soon it will be warm enough that I can sit outside. Next thing, probably in about 1 - 2 months, I will trim the rose bush. Even so we had a fairly mild winter, I am waiting for spring and summer.

I love you sweetheart and I still miss you loads.