Monday, March 22, 2010

mosses monday XLIII...

"mosses, are you talking about God???
did you talk to God???"

"yes," he replied, "i asked Him two times if i could return.
but, golly-muggins, the third time was a charm..."


mosses had been a man with a death sentence...
set to expire in just a matter of hours...
according to what the doctor had told us
just two evenings earlier.


God stepped in and granted him a reprieve.
mosses wasn't ready yet.
he knew it.
i knew it.
and, most importantly, God knew it!


mosses' road to recovery was not an easy one. after a few weeks of rehabilitation, the hospital released him. still, he was very weak and needed a totally different level of care than that which he had been receiving from his sitters prior to his hospitalization.

it was a period of adjustment for all involved.


before his set-back, mosses (at the age of 90, crippled with arthritis, and battling parkinson's disease and macular degeneration) arose every morning, drank a cup of coffee, ate a bowl of cereal, bathed and shaved himself, read the local newspaper, took care of his business, and ran his errands. every afternoon, he ate a big lunch and lounged in his leather recliner watching the comings and goings on the ohio river... and caught a catnap here and there. every evening, he watched as the bell rang marking the closing day on wall street, ate a bowl of soup and a sandwhich, watered his flowers and garden, and readied for bed...


after his set back, he did exactly the same things...
in exactly the same order...
but needed help doing much of it...


it was hard on him.
it was difficult for the sitters who'd basically been used to

only driving and cooking for him.

however, it seemed to work.

little-by-little mosses' strength returned.

it wasn't long before he was doing well...


he was back nearly to his same old self
but with a new sense of purpose...

which God had bestowed upon him.

love and God's blessings,
dani xxx

ps you will find earlier entries in ascending order on my side bar entitled, "our love story":)

Monday, March 15, 2010


i haven't been blogging regularly...

seasons 1-6.5 of grey's anatomy... this topic probably deserves a whole post of it's own or maybe even a book, ha! but, i'll just say that john gave me season 1 for Christmas. hooked, i have since purchased all the available seasons!
(katherine and i have now watched 111 episodes.)


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facebook... i have fb'ed for a long time (during which time i continued to blog religiously... at first). now that many of my blogger friends have also started fb'ing, this is how i have chosen to keep up with them.
(i'm being lazy!)

mario... yep, super mario bros. for the wii was another of my Christmas presents. (lol, this also deserves its very own post.) my name is dani, and i am a nerd; i have always been!!!

(for those of you who are also nerds, i am 5 coins and one level away from totally beating the game and saving peach;)

love and God's blessings,
dani xx

ps. the reason i need to start blogging again is because when i began blogging it was not about me... rather, it was about having a place for katherine and future generations to come and read about my life on the lane!!!

Monday, March 8, 2010


"happy birthday!!!"

up to where you are.

coffee... 2 teaspoons of sugar and a heaping teaspoon of coffee-mate.

an apron with big pockets... full of clothes-pins.

the smell of estee lauder
(light from body-powder not heavy from perfume).

peter pan, creamy peanut butter...


snow days and summer days.

the glider.

summer breeze.

photo albums.

a red address book.

a laundry chute and a coal bin.

sweet tea.


me over thee.


soft night-gowns.

crisp sheets.


crocheted afghans.


adeste fideles.

an infectious laugh.

general hospital.

sweet cakes with chocolate sauce.


love and God's blessings,

dani xx