Thursday, June 25, 2009

Michael Jackson and what he means to me

It is with great sadness that I have learned of his death. He brought such great joy to my family and did so much for Motown Records and revived the label. He wrote many of his lyrics, and of course when he teamed up with Quincy Jones he made his greatest album of all time. Needless to say, it was played a lot in our home since we had two girls who loved him so much. My daughter Mishka graduated from Middle School with a wonderful Blue and White dress and her signature white glove on her hand making a tribute in her way to one of her music idols. We were all very proud that day and understood why she wore that glove!
He gave his youth to us and he was robbed of his. His attraction to children to me was his desire to live his childhood. Children need that and I am concerned today, that our children are robbed of that and expected to make grown up decisions when they still need to be living as children.
I hope people will judge what good he did in the world and let GOD judge the rest as he knows it all and we do not. I know GOD welcomed you to his family Michael and I will pray for the rest of your family on Earth that they will not lose site of who you were and what you brought the world. I pray your children will be where GOD wants them to be also. Rest in Peace with GOD Michael!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

My 15 Books

#1 The Bible

#2 Screwtape Letters - C.S. Lewis

#3 The Scarlet Pimpernel - Baroness Orczy

#4 Song of Bernadette - Fraz Werfel

#5 Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand

#5 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien

#6 The Red Tent - Anita Diamant

#7 The Color Purple - Alice Walker

#8 Out of Africa - Isak Dinesen

#9 A Brief History of Time - Stephen Hawking

#10 Contact - Carl Sagan

#11 Cross and the Switchblade - David Wilkerson

#12 Cannery Row - John Steinbeck

#13 The Shining - Stephen King

#14 Evidence that Demands A Verdict - Josh McDowell

#15 Green Eggs and Ham - Dr. Seuss

These are not in a particular order except for #1

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Kenny Rankin RIP

Was so sad to learn of his Death - we had an album or two of his. I loved his versions of Blackbird and When Sunny Gets Blue, but there are so many that are wonderful. My sis is coming out this weekend and we will hit up Itunes and make a Kenny Rankin Tribute CD. I will send one off to my girls to, so they can put them in their music libraries. Have a listen if you can to a beautiful jazz voice and guitar!

Monday, June 08, 2009

Urgent Care Experience

I got my arm squeezed really hard between my treadmill and the door frame when trying to move it so we could paint. Didn't think much about it and expected it to be sore, but nothing felt broken. Needless to say, six days later it was still hurting like hell and I started wondering if I may have a hairline fracture. So off to Urgent Care in Grants Pass. I have insurance with a 1000 dollar deductable which hasn't been met yet, so I of course was expecting a hugh bill at the end of this visit. I was there for 3 hours which was the worst part. The doc was very thorough and had me view the xrays with him and even pointed out a bone chip from my childhood broken arm incident. He said I had a very swollen tendon and just needed Ibuprofen and an ice pack and give it some rest! Total cost 37.00 dollars! I was impressed, by the way, that included my co-pay of 25.00. So you can guess what the xrays cost and the price of a physician. It was a better experience that with my regular doc. The length of time was the only drawback. Dex and chua took a nap in the truck!

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Amazing Weather!

This past week has felt like Monsoon season. We have had Thunder and Lightening storms for the last five days. Now this last weekend on Saturday Central Point/Medford had 2-3 feet of water come down in a flash flood. One person's home was hit by lightening and one person was washing dishes at McDonalds and was shocked. No one was hurt, Thank God! Today at work, it started raining again and with lots of Thunder. I called home and Dex was in the shop when the power went out. He went into the house to check on Angel, Buddy and Delta and turned off the computer and I reminded him to stay off the phone. The air is so refreshing and I took a big breath of all those negative ions. I smiled thinking of my family and how much we all loved storms and still do. It is mother nature at her best! We have a couple more days of it and I intend to enjoy every minute of it. Storm on!!!