Monday, February 25, 2008


Well, I got a shock on Saturday.

Chiltonlet number 7 is due on Halloween!!

Friday, February 22, 2008


Jim has a problem wrist. Well, there has been an new ortho doc at the VA here in town, and he's been seeing him. They've done a ct scan of his wrist. He's been having pain in his bicep, so they did an MRI of that, and he's been having shoulder pain. (all on the same arm). So, abuot 2-3 weeks ago, they wanted to do a 'procedure' on his wrist. We found out later, they were trying to eliminate the pain. They injected his wrist with some stuff, (he couldn't really tell me what), and it was supposed to help. Well, he went for a follow-up today. He is still in just as much pain as before. The doc said, well, you have two choices. Learn to live with the pain, or have a total wrist fusion. (sigh) Jim said, Guess I'll wait.

He also went to our Chiro this morning. Sweet girl, about my age, Jim says she has needles for fingers..LOL He was there about his shoulder. She poked, prodded, from his upper back down his arm. And she kep commenting, man! your' muscles are just tight knots!! (yeah they are...) She wants a try. She is not only a Chiro, but also an Accupuncturist. So, talking to Jim, we're going to give her a year to work on him, and see if there's any difference. She says she has had good results before. Our insurance covers both accupuncture and chiro, but they've been goofy on how they work, so we (dr, and us) are going to work on that.

Anyways, would you please pray that things get better for him? I mean, I know both he and I would love God to completely spontaniously heal him, but we would settle for steady improvement. He is always, always in pain. I long for him to not be.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


I am currently plowing my way thru a box of chocolate covered cherries. Why? well, I'm lonely and I'm sad. My wonderful and amazing dh has a computer game. He is really enjoying it. And he plays it, nearly constantly..... He is just in the other room, and I miss him......

Headed to Debt Freedom!!!

Well, we got our refund on Friday. I paid off our last cc, and our car!!!! We are down to ONE debt!! WHOOOHOOO!!!! Thank you Dave Ramsey!! We're getting there!!!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Angel Food Cake

Look what I made!! From scratch!! Marye, you were right, it was easy. Once I get a new camera cord, I'll add some more pictures.... and it was really really yummy too!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Legislative session

Well, the legislative session in WY has begun again. It's a season of prayer for us, praying that our freedoms don't get trashed any more, and expanded would be even better. There is a bill close to my heart, SF 74 Traditional Birth Care. If it passes, it will legalize midwifery in Wyoming again. Currently, midwifery has been erased from the books, without even notifying the public, or asking for public opinion. CNM, which are nurses with specialized training in midwifery, is covered, but they do not deliver at home here. The bill would allow Certified Professional Midwives (CPM) to attend births.

This is dear to my heart. You see, all 6 of my children have been born at home with a midwife in attendance, some after the legal status changed. I never knew it had been made illegal. I had dreams of becoming a midwife when my childbearing years are over, and my daughter has mentioned more than once a desire to become a midwife. (she has attended my last two births) My husband and I have been so distraught over the outlawing of midwifery in WY, that we have seriously considered moving to another more midwife friendly state. Here in Wyoming, we have a shortage of OB care. What a boon it would be to a rural state like ours, for a midwife to be able to take on the low risk patients, freeing up OB time and facilities to the mid to higher risk patients they have been trained to handle! Midwifery has been a time honored tradition, tracing its roots back to Biblical times, and beyond, I'm sure. The Hebrew midwives in Egypt were honored by name in the Bible for performing their duties admirably. A trained midwife provides so much care, gentleness, and understanding to an expecting woman. They are taught, and believe, that pregnancy is not a medical problem, but a normal state in the lifecycle of a woman. There are parameters to follow, and if a woman and her pregnancy veer outside of normal parameters, they refer the woman to a Dr, who is trained to handle the complications that sometimes do arise. Drs should be there, but they shouldn't be a woman's only choice. It bothers me greatly that a woman can choose to end her pregnancy for any reason (ain't getting into that here) but cannot choose a midwife to attend her birth. Many countries have midwives for most of their women, it's considered normal, and their birth mortality rates are lower than here. And as the US pushes once again to a caesarian rate of nearly 30%, it seems like the almighty dollar is making choices for us, not us for ourselves. (not saying Dr's are performing c-sec's for financial gain, but do we all not know someone who was forced into having a repeat section because of hospital policy or insurance restrictions.) I truly hope that Wyoming's legislators listen to all the statistical information that shows midwifery to be a safe option, and allow us to step back into the 21st century.

Please keep this issue in your prayers....

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

New Mexico trip

Here's some pictures of our drive home from the funeral in NM. Yes, it was snowing really hard from Santa Fe til Las Vegas, but Raton was clear.

Enjoy eye candy.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Friday, February 1, 2008

2008 sock KAL

I'm part of a group on Ravelry that is knitting socks every month. This is my January sock I finished last week.
These are the diagonal rib socks by Ann Budd. Knit on Knitpicks Harmony needles in size 2, 2 circular. Yarn, Trekker XXL. Alterations- I put in a short row heel. I'm really like how these turned out. I'm a happy camper!