Sunday, November 29, 2009

Mississippi...

THE RULES OF MISSISSIPPI ARE AS FOLLOWS:

1. Pull your droopy pants up. You look like an idiot.

2. Let's get this straight; it's called a "gravel road." I drive a pickup truck because I want to. No matter how slow you drive, you're going to get
dust on your Lexus. Drive it or get out of the way.

3. They are cattle. That's what they smell like to you. They smell like money to us. Get over it. Don't like it? I-20 goes east and west, I-55
goes north and south. Pick one.

4. So you have a $60,000 car. We're impressed. We have $250,000 cotton strippers that are driven only 3 weeks a year.

5. So every person in every pickup waves. It's called being friendly. Try to understand the concept.

6. If that cell phone rings while a bunch of doves are coming in, we WILL shoot it out of your hand. You better hope you don't have it up to your
ear at the time.

7. Yeah, we eat catfish &; crawfish. You really want sushi & caviar? It's available at the corner bait shop.

8. The "Opener" refers to the first day of deer season. It's a religious holiday held the closest Saturday to the first of November.

9. We open doors for women. That is applied to all women,regardless of age.

10. No, there's no "vegetarian special" on the menu. Order steak. Or you can order the Chef's Salad and pick off the 2 pounds of ham & turkey.

11. When we fill out a table, there are three main dishes: meats, vegetables, and breads. We use three spices: salt, pepper, and
Picante Sauce! ! Oh, yeah.... We don't care what you folks in Cincinnati call that stuff you eat... IT AIN'T REAL CHILI!! real chili never met a tomato!

12. You bring "coke" into my house, it better be brown, wet, and served over ice. You bring "Mary Jane" into my house, she better be cute,
know how to shoot, drive a truck, and have long hair.

13. College and High School Football is as important here as the Lakers and the Knicks, and a dang site more fun to watch.

14. Yeah, we have golf courses. But don't hit the water hazards -- it spooks the fish.

15. Colleges? Try Mississippi State, University of Mississippi or University of Southern Mississippi. They come outta there with an
education plus a love for God and country, and they still wave at passing pickups when they come for the holidays.

16. We have more folks in the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines, than any other state, so don't mess with us. If you do, you will get whipped by the best.

17. Mississippi is the greatest state ever!! If you are from Mississippi you are a badass!!!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Things I'm thankful for....

...I'm alittle behind on my Thanksgiving post...actually I'm behind on all posts (guess you can tell that since I haven't posted since July!!!) But if you know me then you know I'm ALWAYS late to everything so ....

Things I'm thankful for...

...wonderful parents who are always always there for me no matter the circumstances
...Slater who loves me unconditionally and who works extremely hard for all of us
... Tyler, Dallas and Victoria who bring joy to my life everyday
... Seven precious Boston Terrier Bulldogs --- their little black and white faces and stubby noses make me laugh
... Tyler's girlfriend, Dailey --- she's a sweet wonderful girl who makes him happy
... my friend Rebecca ...
... a country that is free --- yes, it sounds like a ciche' but I wouldn't want to live anywhere else
... a house, food, clothes --- some people don't have them
... a job --- many are losing theirs
... Slater's parents --- what sweet terrific people
... India --- Slater's sister --- and her family
... God and being able to worship how and when we want
... my extended family ---- aunts, uncles and cousins

There are so many more things I am thankful for but those are just a few.

I hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving.

Robin

Friday, July 3, 2009

Baby news...

...well, not 'true' baby news to some people but in our wonderful but crazy household they're babies to us... FOUR PUPPIES that are actually 2 weeks old ...three little girls and one boy.....SO, that makes us have a total of 11 (yes, 11) Boston Terrier Dogs/puppies...this is a picture is of Christine and her puppies...

We kept the other 4 Christine had (Nov 2008) but there is NO way we can keep these..much is Dallas Victoria's dislike!! We already have TERRIFIC homes for all of them (and I would agree to keep them before I let them to go to unknown or bad homes). My friend Rebecca (who found Ray-Ray for us) is getting this one...a girl... (oops! the picture to the left) the other 3 are going to family members... (oops, again the picture looks upside down) ...the boy is the one on its back--- or maybe an easier way ... girl, girl, boy, girl. Are they not the cutest things!!! My children keep reminding me how I have always said I'd have a 101 Boston Terrier Bulldogs ---which I did say --if I ever don't work I will --have more that is ... NOT 101!
Now since I haven't posted anything in FOREVER and I am already talking about my sweet bulldogs here are some updated pictures of them.... this is our 'Little Bear' and I am ashamed to admit it but my favorite of the 4 --- I mean look at him ...Does he not look like that little boy who always stays in trouble? He is so sweet but loves to chew on shoes, tv remotes, sleep on pillows and look at you like 'What me? What did I do?' Then when he is 'out' he is out...and loves to sleep on Victoria.










Now for the other sweet ones...this is Christy... the little petite girl who can take on ANY of her 3 brothers!! (below)

This is RJ: nicknamed the 'Gentle Giant because he has big paws and walks like a giant -- and is SO sweet... (ok, this is taking much longer than I thought so, I am quickly finishing this post)
And this is Rocky like a child in that he is jealous of everything... if you talk to one of the others -- you have to talk to him, if you pet one of the others you must pet him...but he is sweet too...
(And before you say anything about the fence... that fence is around 3 acres the dogs get to run and play in!)

Last picture before I get off the computer (it's been SO long since I wrote a post I forgot how long it takes to write one, add pictures, edit, etc...) This is the picture we just for the billboard for the CLinic (it was just put up this week).

Ok, no more time....I hope everyone has a great 4th of July...

Saturday, April 4, 2009

A month without a post!?!?

It's hard to believe that it has been almost a month since my last post ... I just never seem to have the time to write anything - when I do get on the computer I usually just 'jump on' to check out a couple of blogs that I follow... McMama and Jonah and Bring the Rain and Bundles of Beginnings...

This has been a very busy but enjoyable week... starting with last weekend when my sweet precious father-n-law came over from Alabama to see us... he is such an incredible man... and I love him dearly!! (My mother-n-law wasn't able to come b/c she is still in the hospital). Here is a picture of Slater and his dad...
Mr. Lowry came over so he could go with us to my Uncle's 85th birthday party on Sunday... and party we did!!! All of us went to West Point on Sunday for Uncle Tug's party ... it was amazing!!! There were more than 300 people there and lots of food and all of us 1st cousin's got to be ALL together --- the first time in years!
It was lots of fun ... we sat around and talked all day -- literally ---
Uncle Tug (the birthday boy) is married to my daddy's sister, Ruth ... (they have been married for about 55 years!!!) ... There were 4 'children' in my daddy's family--- Glynn (now deceased), Ruth, Bob (my daddy) and Harold...(here is a picture of Uncle Tug, Uncle HArold, Aunt Ruth and my daddy--taken December 2008)... they all had girls and when we were younger we spent summer's, holiday's, vacation's together and although our 'family duties' keep us from seeing each other as often as we would like we ALL know that it only takes a phone call and any one of us would be there for the other!! This is a picture of us from last Sunday...




Well, even though I have a lot more I'd like to write I have got to run --- Slater and I are about to watch some movies we rented.... I WILL do better with my posts!!!

Friday, March 6, 2009

..remembering to praise God through it all...

What a week!!! It has been SO busy at the Clinic...and while I might sound like I am complaining I am NOT --- I am praising God !!! (I promise!!!)- although I will have to admit yesterday (Thursday) after about the 20th time of having a patient become angry over having to wait I wasn't praising --- I was ill!!! --- but I always remind myself that in today's economy I have NO right to complain...I have SO much more than others---

..which brings me to my next thought... one of our patients who came in this week was an elderly woman who owed a bill of less than $30 -- she was SO excited to pay her bill -I mean truly excited! Why would she be excited you ask ... because she was ABLE to pay her bill... and as she was handing me the money all she could say was 'God is so good and he takes care of me -- and I'm not worried because I know he is going to help me through this...' I guess this where I admit I am NOT usually 'happy' to pay bills in fact usually I am extemely unhappy --- so, God sent me several thoughts/messages this week... remembering to praise him while busy at work, patience during 'angry patient times', and being 'happy' to be able to pay my bills...

...the kids are gone this weekend --- my plans!?! to clean house...very much a yuk except for it really really needs to be cleaned ... but that's ok it will be nice to actually be home to clean it...

...ok, so this was a pretty dull post ... I 'write' posts in my head all the time but then when I get on my computer I spend my 'writing time' reading everyone else's blogs --- I admit it I have become a blog addict!!!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Wordless Wednesday...






Saturday, February 28, 2009

Prayer request....

....I have a prayer request.... it is for Dr. & Mrs. Jack Zorn and family ... Dr & Mrs. Zorn were in a horrible car wreck about 2 weeks ago (yes, I am that far behind in writing) Dr. Zorn is out of the hospital but Mrs. Zorn is still in UAB (Birmingham, Ala) --- if you feel the need or would like you can follow her progress at www.caringbrige.org/visit/sarahzorn

(This was copied from the caringbridge website...)

Dr. and Mrs. Jack Zorn were in an auto accident with multiple vehicles and an 18 wheeler carrying fuel. There was one fatality. Frances' injuries are life threatening. She has received in excess of 40 units of blood and has a broken back. She was not expected to make it but because of the multitude of prayers God has had mercy on us and spared her life.

(This is the Mrs. Zorn's progress as of Sat. February 28, 2009 @ 9:22 am)

Mom rested pretty well last night although still having pain of course. They did a back x-ray at 3 A.M. and had blood drawn at about 4. The doctors will be making rounds shortly so we look forward to hearing an update from our amazing medical team. We hope to get a chest tube out today and maybe another one tomorrow if we get lucky! The staff is certainly impressed with her strong constitution! The family is greatful for the love and support our friends have given us. Thank you Jerry Jenkins from Roebuck Parkway church for offering your home to us as did Norman and Helen Oakes, Steve Cotney, Ray & Jane Skelton and many others. Mom and Dad will cherish the guestbook entries that will be printed out in a nice book. We enjoyed so much mom wiggling her toes and feet and reminding us in the middle of the night that her legs work and she is not crippled!!! Thank you in advance for the continued prayers...God is using this ordeal for his glory...that is evident.



As you can see Mrs. Zorn is making progess ... This is an incredible family who have literally dedicated their lives to the worship of HIM ... God has many wonderful things planned for her and her family...

Thank you for praying.........

Robin & Slater