Monday, March 1, 2010

The Kids in Lady Gaga Dance

One of my friends made this. It is so cool!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Where Have I Been?

Usually I would have had a post on here by now, but sometimes things get in the way such as life in general. Between an aging father, a teenage daughter and the rest of the family, I got behind on a few things! Never fear, I'm back again!

My daughter Kathy, the dancing teenager, recital went off without a hitch! All the girls just looked lovely and danced quite eloquently in Swan Lake.
Also, Kathy had her prom which she looked like a movie star! Oh, to be young again!

Now Kathy is off on vacation with some friends in Hilton Head South Carolina. She is having the time of her life. Don't worry about poor Mom, Kathy!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Views On Aging

Like I said in an earlier post that I have been dealing with an aging father who will require the use of a wheelchair. You know one of the hardest things in life is watching a loved one age. To watch them go from a strong vigorous body to practically handicapped person barely able to get around on their own. So many times in the past I've watch people say that they are waiting until retirement to do this or to do that. And when that final milestone gets there, they either no longer have the health, or their love one is in poor health, or the money is no longer there due to rising health care cost, and the list can go on and on.

So these past few days have found my brother and I building a wheelchair ramp in hopes of our father returning to his home. His last fight to keep his Independence.

In the past I use to take care of the elderly. One thing I did seem to notice a lot is a person either keeps their mind and their body goes to pieces or they keep their body in good shape and their mind goes. Very few seem to be able to have both. I often wonder what is in store for me and the rest of the family. Will the advances of medicine be in time for us we reach those golden years which I must say don't seem so golden.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Death Of a Balloon

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Originally uploaded by BetsyIckes
Remember as a child how much fun a simple little balloon could bring you. Hours upon hours of poking it, throwing it, and just have it tag along you by it's string.
Then the next morning when you woke up, this is what has happened! It just laid there lifeless. And you felt sad that you could'nt play with it like you could the day before.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Road Not Taken

I've always enjoyed Robert Frost poetry and quotes ever since I was around the age of ten. I remember that first encounter as a child was when my music teacher introduce me to his songs and I've been a fan ever since! Here is on of my most favorite poems by him that I thought I would like to share.

The Road Not Taken
Robert Frost (1874–1963).

TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Kathy's Prom Dress

These past few days have been centered around Kathy and the prom. Like all dresses you get for these occasions, you either have to send them out for alterations or you need to do them yourself.
Well, this year I thought I'd do the alterations myself! All I can say is that I now have a new admiration for seamstresses! For one thing I am sure that they could do the dress alterations in the fraction of the time that it took me!
I had to do a lot by hand and the hours seem to go on for days! But all in all I did finish this task with a beautiful result! I had forgotten the satisfaction you feel with a job well done!