Monday, December 29, 2008

Another Christmas, Another Year

Another Christmas come and gone. The years fly by when you're getting older. Seems like Christmas comes every other month.

We had a marvelous holiday. Lori had a bad wreck on December 20, but praise the Lord, survived with a few compressed vertebre and cracked tail bone..........and soreness unimaginable. She flipped end over end three times and thank goodness for seatbelts, airbags and GUARDIAN ANGELS. This made our Christmas much more special knowing she is Ok. All my kids and grands were here at the house and we ate, played games, ate, opened gifts, ate, played games and then ate. It was the most enjoyable Christmas ever. Seems as if it just keeps getting sweeter each year.

My kids and grands are so great. They gave me a nikon camera that I had wanted for so long. It was so unexpected and I LOVE it. I will be putting some of my handi-work (LOL) on here before long. I hope each of you had as great a holiday as we did.


"If man's greatest need had been knowledge,
God would have sent us an educator.
If man's greatest need had been physical health
God would have sent us a doctor.
If man's greatest need had been money
God would have sent us an entrepreneur.
If man's greatest need had been excitement,
God would have sent us an entertainer.
But Man's greatest need was forgiveness,
so God sent us a savior."

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Please excuse the Thanksgiving theme. I'll get a Christmas one on as soon as I can. We had a marvelous Thanksgiving out at the South Plains Co-Op this year. We had more room and the kids played Wii and we watched old old, I mean when Lana was little. It was a marvelous day and way too much to eat.
We will be celebrating Christmas at our house again this year. We're a little crowded, but being a close family, we don't mind. We just have the usual Turkey and dressing fare and love it as much as we did on Thanksgiving. I'd prefer not to have gifts, but we always do. And it is ok as long as we remember that we are celebrating Jesus Christ's birthday. Let 's all remember to give praise and glory to the Lord for our blessings........blessings for which we are so undeserving. Don't forget our service men protecting our freedom. They will miss being with their families and will be sad for the kids. I pray for their safe return. My prayers go out to the families that have lost loved ones. This will be an especially had Christmas for all of them. There are three families that are on my heart.
My life is so good. My three year old grandaughter told me today I was old. I said "no I'm not." and she said..............."my momma said you are".

Being old is not is being perceived as old that is bad. Until next time, love you all. Remember me as the "Hugging Honeyma"

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Water, Water everywhere...........

What a day last Monday was. I went to Floydada with Lori to see Calor's basketball game. (we won 37-33). We got home around 9:00 PM. As a rule, I usually eat my three Reese's cookies and a glass of milk at 8:00 but tonight................9:00. I was all set to watch a new episode of my favorite CSI Miami and had my milk and cookies. When the commercial came on, I got up to take my glass to the kitchen and lo and behold when I got around Don's chair, I was faced with a .......FLOOD!!!!!!!!!. Linda had put a load of clothes in to wash and in the short time I had my cookies, the washer did not cut off and the water kept coming in. My kitchen mats and utility room mats were floating around, the carpet was sopping and me...........well, I didn't know what to do. I did have the wherewithall to turn off the washer. Linda came in and we started putting all the towels in the house down, foolishly thinking that they would soak up 2 inches of water in 3 rooms. We called Lori and she bro't the wet vac from the South Plains and we vacuumed, swept, wadded.............whew.....hard work.
My three year old grandaughter came in, stopped, looked at all the water and said"damn it". I promise I do not know where she heard that. Anyway we finally got the water off the linoleum and got fans for the carpet. They are still running today (Wednesday). The carpet is damp and smells bad, but sooner or later it will dry up. One good thing, tho, we had decided earlier to have our Thanksgiving dinner at the South Plains. Now, how nice will that be to not have to worry about keeping the kids out of the fans and off the wet floor. Isn't the Lord good! I wish everyone the best Thanksgiving ever and hope you are as blessed as my family.

"The weather may be abominable, te skies may be cloudy and murky, but everybody will have a good time..............everybody, that is, but the TURKEY."

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Why is it that I can think of so many great things to post until I sit down at the computer!!!!! I don't get out a lot, but do love to go to kids' ballgames. Isn't it great that the Bobcats are in the playoffs. It's way too cold for me to attend, but we listen on the radio. I love it that the JV cheerleaders get to cheer at the playoff games. It looks so great to see all of them running in front of the football players, waving their pom poms. Tears always fill my eyes when they play the national anthem...........anywhere. Our band is so good this year. Of course we miss Conor playing, but, he's having a wonderful time at WTAM.

We are looking forward to Lacy's baby in 5th great grand. Guess we will put off our spring break trip to Las Vegas this year until a later time. I had so much fun last year and need to go back and get the money that I left.

I did not vote for Obama, but will support him all the way. We must stick together as a nation. When I was growing up , so many years ago, there was never a bad word said or any fun made of the president. I believe that it should still be this way. Somehow the TV and computer age has changed all that.

I promise to have something more interesting next time. .... and perhaps some decoration of some sort.

"If you meet me and forget about me
you have lost nothing of value.
If you meet Jesus Christ and forget about Him
you have lost everything of value

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Things I've learned

I have learned thru the years that you can learn more about life talking with an old-timer than anything you can read.(I regret that I didn't visit more with my grandfather or Don's grandmother)

I have learned that there comes a time in one's life that you sorta feel in the way. I know this is not true, but I know that people have that feeling.

I have learned that Children need space............they need dicipline with love, and they don't need everything that they want.

I have learned that friends sometimes do forsake you and betray you, but that you should forgive them anyway.

I have learned that Life is too short to get done all you want to do.

I have learned that a spotless house is not nearly as important as spending time with the ones you love.

I have learned that it is never to soon to be kind because you never know how soon it will be too late.

I have learned a lot of things the hard way and wish I could do some of them over.

I have learned that Life is wonderful and to be enjoyed.

I found this poem that fits me perfectly and I sorta stole it as my own:

Lord, Thou knowest that I am growing older.

Keep me from growing talkative and possessed with the idea that I must express myself on every subject.

Release me from the craving to straighten out everyone's affairs.

Keep me from the recital of endless details. Give me wings to get to the point.

Seal my lips when I am inclined t tell of my aches and pains. They are increasing with the years and my love to speak of them grows sweeter as times goes by.

Make me thoughtful but not NOSEY, helpful but not BOSSY

Teach me the glorious lesson that occasionally I MAY be wrong.

With my vast store of wisdom and experience, it does seem a pity not to use it all.

But Thou knowest, Lord, that I want a few friends in the end.

Sunday, September 28, 2008


Well, Lana came over this afternoon to show me how to get pretty stuff on my blog. you see any. I had no idea she would put my name on her list. Bummer................please don't read until I learn how to do all this stuff. I FINALLY learned the how-to's on my myspace(actually, I'm quite good) and love doing that. At one time I tho't I might be the oldest myspacer on the net, but then I found Larry King's. I will blog just as soon as I can get some decorations on here. Isn't this the plainest thing you ever saw?

I love reading all the blogs and my writings will certainly be different than your interesting ones. But after all, I have 71 years behind me and I'm just getting ready to live life.

I love my sorority sisters so much and we have great fun. This is a picture of our first meeting this year. Lila Hoobler was the only one absent and we have a new member coming in next month. Yea!!!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

What a wonderful Life

I am so blessed. I have 4 great children, 7 grandchildren and 4 greats. They are all precious and smart. My daughter Lana will graduate with her Master's Degree in Counseling in August. She has worked so hard and we are soooooooooo proud. She will be an excellent counseler. My son Clay manages our shoe store here in Childress and my youngest daughter, Linda, helps him in the store. My daughter Lori was the "Court Co-ordinator" for the Texas 100th District for 4 years. After a change of Judges, she went back to working for the Attorneys where she had worked for 10 years before. She is happy in this change. My two oldest grandaughters graduated LVN school and both have good jobs. Lacy works in Wichita Falls for a Cardiologist (she was the valedictorian of her class) and Lynsi is at the Regional Clinic here in Childress as Dr. Carter's nurse. It's nice to have them all working. My oldest grandson, Joe, has just been promoted to sargeant at the prison here in Childress. My grandson Conor just graduated high school and is going to attend WTAM in Canyon in the fall. He works this summer at the Murphy's convenience store and gas station in fron of Walmart. Carli is a busy little 15 year old. She played volley ball, basketball and softball. Was a cheerleader for the Jv Team and will be again this year. She played on the varsity softball team as a freshman and made second team all district out fielder. She is waitressing this summer at "The El Sombrero" restaurant. Right now she has strep throat. Calor is quite the little athlete. He turne 12 in June, was on the Little League All Stars as pitcher and first baseman. Kara, my three year old and her mother Linda are staying with us right now and she keeps our spirits uplifted. Precious and smart, and of course beautiful. How could I be more blessed. Don has recovered beautifully from 5 major surgeries over the last year and a half. What a wonderful life.