Time Marches On

Another year has passed and I haven't written.  My mind is in so many places.  It's crazy how I feel when I come here to write, because it's almost as if I have someone to vent to, and venting is a good thing.

I've come so far with God too in the last year.  It's horrible how bad things happening are what draw you closer to God.  It's made me afraid to not be close to God, because I don't want any other bad thing to happen.

Two of my friends have recently been diagnosed with Breast Cancer, makes me feel like I shouldn't be complaining about anything.  At least I'm healthy and so is all my family.

I pray every day & night for my family, which is my mom, brother, sisters, kids, grandkids and all my extended family.  And of course I pray for Bret and his family.  I pray for the ones that need health prayers, finding job prayers, getting thru school prayers, grief prayers. just all the struggles of this life we live.  I know God hears me, I just know it.

Which makes me wonder, what do the other people believe in, that don't believe in God.  They must struggle a lot!

It's been a year and a half since Daddy died, it's been a year and a couple of months since Shayne died.  From about September last year until about a month ago, I was going thru so sort of change.  I was feeling so much grief.  It was consuming my life.  I was still functioning, but I was overwhelmed with sadness. Ever since Dad & Shayne died, it seems like death has just been happening over & over.  I've gone to more funerals than I can even count.  I know that death will come to us all, but it's just so hard to understand this vicious cycle.

Now on to another subject, because I don't want to get sad again.

I took over the lease on a building in town that was a beauty salon called The Tangled Mane, I bought all the equipment in the building and now I have the Crystal Pistol back in business, as my own salon.

This was all brought to be courtesy of God.  I prayed and asked God to help me out, if it was in his plan and it finally came.  It took awhile, but it did happen.  This was in October last year.  In January I hired a Nail Tech and in February I hired a hairdresser.  They also came to me from God, because I prayed that He send me what I need.  I never went looking for them.  Pretty cool ~ huh?  Another thing I asked God about, was appointments.  Boy, did He ever come through.  I'm twice as busy as I ever was when I was renting a booth at the last place I was at.  Yipee!

Mom is doing well.  She will always be sad that Daddy is gone, but doing so much better than a year ago.  I enjoy living with her, we like the same things.  We are sort of like a married couple.  I go to work all day, then I come home in the evening and make dinner, we watch Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, The Voice, Everybody Loves Raymond, and then about 9:00 we go to bed.

Speaking of bed:  I've been sitting here on the computer & now writing this, and it's time for some sleep.


  1. I can relate to all you say. Know that I grieve with you as we'll as celebrate with you. All that and I love you too!


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