Monday, January 27, 2014

New PC, first post attempt.


My first post since setting up my new PC.  There are still many nuances, features, programs, systems and so forth for me  to learn.

OK I can add a picture.  here is our Gracie Blue - now four years old.  She is a wonderful family pet, a real pack animal.  She is our good best friend. 

OK, lets try a video now.  Here goes:


Huh, I think I did it.   I also can create a slide show, but I am a long way from mastering that feature.  Love this song.....

Well, let's see.  I am doing ok, all things considered.  The MS is a challenge to manage and some days are better than others.  Skipp and I are still madly in love and madly in like.  Both are important.  He is cutting back his hours and going on social security.  We are so happy for the time together.  All of our down sizing and financial woes are resolved.  We are so relieved.  And our cozy bungalow is "home".....we are settled in and peaceful, blessed and content.  We have come through a lot this past year.

Hard to believe we have lived here just over a year and come this July it will be two years my Mom has passed away.  I miss her every day.

My daughter is suppose to be getting married.  Now the date is March 22nd. I have gotten so excited and involved a couple of times only to have things be put on hold.  I am trying to wait for her and her husband-to-be to let us know what they might need help with and so forth rather than direct things. Easier said than done but so be it.  Hopefully my eldest daughter will make the trip down for the weekend of the wedding.  I haven't seen her or the kids in two years.  Her distance remains a mystery and a source of deep loss and sorrow.

My Sister is dealing with some medical issues and we are awaiting biopsy results from the lymphectomy on a node in her neck she had last Tuesday.  A complicated time and overwhelming on many levels.  Please pray for good outcomes.  Thanks.  It is good we are here and so close.  Part of that Master plan...........

On a lighter note - we have come to enjoy a weekly gathering on Fridays around 4:30 and we call it "Happytizers"......family and friends come by invitation and/or they will call and ask what the theme is for "Happytizers"....we have Asian, Italian, Greek, Mexican, cheese varieties, and assorted wines.  Skipp and I love using our little  appetizer forks and knives  and pretty wine glasses and making the table look inviting and delicious.  Many Fridays it is just me and Skipp and my Sis.  Oh, we also make a plate of treats for the dogs, our Gracie and my Sister's Zippy.  They have come to know when the time is near and join in our excitement and joy. 

I think that is all for now and please know you all have an open invitation to Friday night "Happytizers"....
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16 comments:

Brite Mist said...

Hi Gail - glad you are all set up!
I look forward to seeing more of you again!

Judy at Peace Be With You said...

I like your new title. I'm glad to see there is so much joy in your life.

Finding Pam said...

You sound really good. I am happy that you are so settled in and things are looking up for you and Skip. I know you will like having him home full time.

Good news about your daughter's wedding. It will all happen according to God's plan.

I am looking forward to reading what glories come from "Act Three". Stay well and as always...Peace and love, Pam

Gail said...

HI BRITE MIST - JOEY
always good to have you visit :-) Love you man

HI JUDY - yes, there is joy, yes. Amen
Love to you

HI PAM - I too am looking forward to our "ACT THREE" it is our time to "be" and savor every moment we are blessed to have
Love to you

Lola Tweet said...

Hi Gail,
just so you know that … I am online again and with a new blog.
I'm catching up with yours now.

Gail said...

HI LOLA so good to se you :-) I will go and visit your new place
Love Gail
peace....

Margie said...

Gail,
Gracie Blue is beautiful and how wonderful to be "madly in love" and also "madly in like" with your husband and he feels the same way :)

I pray your sister is ok. my sister got good news on her biopsy.

It was a joy to visit you this morning.

Love to you.

Margie

Gail said...

HI MARGIE so good to see you and have your warmth and spirit ever preset. Thank you.

My sis is good, really good - all results are clear, hallelujah!
Love to you

Just Be Real said...

Hey Gail, will there be an Act IV? I know you have a lot on your plate, and we may not see you again until a few months down the line. Thanks for sharing and hugs to you.

Gail said...

HI JBR - SO happy to "see" you :-) And I am hoping for a long and peaceful ACT THREE! This is it, the final 30+ years, hallelujah!!
Some changes coming up, I will post about them soon, until then, be well and happy. I think of you often.
Love Gail
peace.....

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Nice to see things are settling down, and hopefully will settle more. I miss my mom and dad so much too.

Gail said...

HI KIM - so glad yo came by. And ya, we ar settled in for now. Some changes on the horizon but that's for a later date to disclose. Hope u r well.
Love Gail
peace.....

Firefly said...

I like it that you've moved to ACT THREE! All the world's a stage...
I am wondering how the wedding plans are going and whether your lost one is any closer to being less of a mystery. Having a lost one myself (my sis) it is something which resonates deeply...
So glad that you sound content in so many ways. You deserve it all, Gail.

With love

FF (or otherwise WS)xxx

Gail said...

HI Firefly (WS) I am SO SO happy to see you here. Your words are true and kind, like you. The wedding plans are well on their way - all is set for March 22nd and my eldest is coming. It will be so emotional to have my three kids ALL together at the same time. I didn't realize that you were estranged from your Sister. I hope you can both find a path to one another.
Again, thanks you for coming to visit me here.
Love Gail
peace......

Margie said...

You are in my good thoughts.
xx

Gail said...

thanks Margie love to you