The days will get longer soon

Hello, Steve! It sounds like you are doing well. TV and books are a real blessing, aren’t they?! They entertain us and give us something to think about. I will put your birthday card in the mail next week and give you your birthday and Christmas money. Buy yourself some books or whatever you would like. The caravan of refugees are an interesting event. There is no way they will enter the US, that is an invasion! There is a process for asylum and Trump has said they need to follow due process. I think it was a publicity stunt more than anything. It is nice to have the elections over. Next year the craziness will be back with the buildup to the presidential election! I make it a point to just read the news a little bit and don’t watch or listen to it. It can make a person crazy! They need us to watch it to make money – so the wilder and crazier it is – the more likely we will watch it and they will make money (advertisers!).  And winter is here, thank goodness we have the holidays to distract us until January. Then January is a long month but then spring comes pretty soon and the days get longer. As I get older, the holidays have lost their charm. It just isn’t the same without having little kids to make it magical. I think the holidays are painful for many people as there are memories and lost loved ones to think about. It is good to just focus on what I can be thankful for (changes my heart to be happier) and thankful for a Savior who shows us the way back to the Father. Take good care and enjoy the holidays. Love, Beth


The Holidays are Coming

Well, here we are in the last quarter of the year. Time flies as usual. It just goes faster and faster. I’m sure Donald Trump will be re-elected. People wanted a disrupt-er and they got one. It will be interesting to see what history says about him. I’m sure we’ll survive. America has so much momentum – we seem to just carry on. I’m glad you have cooler weather, hot can be so difficult with no way to cool off other than just suffering. I’m glad you have faith in God and enjoy church. Oklahoma is a good place to have faith in God, lots of churches and faithful people. What kinds of books do you like? I read mainly history books and economics and some fiction. I always have a book going. Just like our mother. Take good care and enjoy the cooler fall weather.



July 4 is almost here

Hello Steve,

July 4 is just around the corner. It seems that summer is almost over once July 4 comes and goes. Pretty soon there are the back to school sales. And when August is here, Sam’s club has a small section of Christmas things. Time goes faster and faster. It sounds like you are doing O.K. I’m very tired once we are past 8:30pm and I’m thinking of going to bed. I see now how old people like to go to bed early and why they say that time flies. I follow Trump on Twitter which means that I’m cringing almost every day. Does he realize that all of his tweets will go into his presidential library for all posterity? Do we, as American citizens, realize that? I’m sure he’ll get elected again. And there we have it, 2 extremes: Obama and Trump. A very interesting period of history. Take good care and enjoy those books that you have been given.



Spring is here

Hello Steve,

Well, I guess spring is here and the years roll on. I hear the Oklahoma teachers have been on strike. It is so hard to make ends meet and teachers need more money. They are doing their part to shape the next generation and they probably feel unappreciated. Hopefully, Oklahoma will be able to satisfy the teacher’s demands. It is so hard to balance it all, isn’t it?

Do you follow politics? President Trump is quite the character. I believe the people voted for him as a novelty and also because of his promise to bring jobs back to America. I sure hate his tweets and the name-calling. I would feel better about his job performance if he didn’t talk like a jerk!

I am doing pretty well for someone who has Multiple Sclerosis. I often feel very tired, like right now! But life and its demands keep going. I’ll just continue to do the best I can.

I’m glad you are doing well. Keep it up and God bless you and all those who work so hard to take care of you.



Merry Christmas

Hi Steve,

I’m glad you got your money gift for your birthday and Christmas. Merry Christmas and happy birthday!

I spent 4 days in the hospital including on my birthday! I was in extreme abdominal pain and went to the emergency room. It turns out I had an infected gallbladder with stones stuck in the bile duct. The surgeon said it was the largest gallbladder he has ever removed in his 10 years of surgery doing an average of one gallbladder removal per day. He said there were at least 10,000 gallstones. It took him 3 hours instead of the normal 1 hour. I’ve had stomach problems off and on through the years. The doctor says that I should have a new lease on life.

I’m still not 100% recovered but doing pretty well. I was on narcotics for 5 days and had to have 3 procedures under anesthesia which means it will take a few more weeks to get my intestines back in good working order. I don’t understand how people can get addicted to narcotics. They made me so nauseous, I was taking other drugs trying to control the nausea. So, no narcotics for me!!

I’m glad you’ve got cooler weather, what a relief to be well past summer. I’m glad you got a haircut and that you go to church. I believe in God and his promises for a bright eternal future. That is my hope and prayer for you too!

Love, Beth

Fall is Almost Here

It is good to see that you are here. I’m sorry about the diabetes. I’m glad that you can take a pill to lower your blood sugar. I gave up on the Lipitor, it gave me stomach problems. I need to go see the doctor again and talk about it again. I’m not overweight but I do eat too many hamburgers. All that red meat probably gives me the high cholesterol. 🙂

I’m sure you have seen the news in Houston. The flooding is crazy. There is no messing with Mother Nature. She is merciless and powerful. We should count our blessings that we don’t live there.

It has been a long hot summer. I am looking forward to cooler weather and my favorite month of the year: September. I love September because it isn’t too hot, there isn’t the pressure to have the fun of summer and there is no pressure to start holiday planning. It is when the kids go back to school and everyone is excited for new beginnings.

I’m glad you live where you are taken care of. That is a real blessing to have a roof over your head and food in your belly. Take good care and enjoy fall.



Spring is in the Air

Hello Steve,

It is nice to finally be getting past winter, isn’t it? It was a really hard winter and I think everyone is glad to be looking towards spring and summer.

Do you follow politics at all? It is a little crazy. I just read a list to make your life better and one of the things to do is to not watch the TV news. Just read the news in the morning and be done with it.

I’m glad you got my birthday and Christmas gifts. That all seems like so long ago doesn’t it?

I’ve been dieting the last few weeks. I picked up a few pounds after Thanksgiving and Christmas and it is time to get those pounds off. I follow a diet plan that I eat 500 calories every other day. And then the next day, I eat whatever I want. It is called the Every Other Day Diet. It works fairly well since you only really suffer every other day. I did this last year and took off 25 pounds. I have a friend who did this and lost 40 pounds. There is science behind it done at the University of Illinois. If you are a man, you do 600 calories every other day.

I also just started taking Lipitor for my high cholesterol and I’m not sure I’m going to be able to tolerate it. It makes me very tired and gave me a stomachache last night. I’ve never done a cholesterol drug before but my doctor recommends it.

Well, that is about all for me. Just pressing forward doing the best I can.