Thursday, March 21, 2013

It's Ok Thursday!

Another awesome blog from my friend Jen, this one has a nifty give-a-way today called "It's Ok Thursdays". So, without further ado;

Its Ok Thursdays dislike Kelly Ripa and change the channel whenever "Live With Kelly..." comes on be super duper self conscious about my upper arm flab sometimes not want to volunteer think every cancer society, cancer organization, cancer institute etc. totally mismanages their billions of $$.

..that I haven't read past page 5 of "The Life of Pi" on my iPad yearn to find time to work on my Project Life 2013-that I haven't even started on yet be sick and tired of every piece of clothing in my closet

So tell me, what's Ok with you?

Tuesday, March 19, 2013


Making myself a sandwich for lunch, I realized (which I do often) how blessed I am. Every day I count my blessings. Losing my mom, sister and now my brother is heartbreaking but I have a lot to be thankful for; a fantastic husband, 3 awesome kids and daughter in law, future son in law, 2 amazing grands and my sister Wendy! I also have a beautiful home. I really can't imagine a sweeter life than the one I have. 
Tonight I think I will have a glass of wine and make a toast to all my blessings LOL.

Eric & Jessie

Jenn and Chris

Emersyn and Logan

Wendy and Nicole

Do you have a lot to be thankful for? I hope so.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

My heart just aches....

I was so lucky to be his little sister.

Christopher Phillips(1952 - 2013)
Christopher Phillips

May 25, 1952 ~ March 10, 2013


Christopher Phillips, 60, of D'Iberville, MS, passed away Sunday, March 10, 2013 in D'Iberville.

Chris has been a resident of the Gulf Coast for the past 40 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard and served during Vietnam. Chris was an avid boatsman, surfer and loved being on the water. He was passionate about music and was an incredibly talented musician. Chris was the ultimate Led Zeppelin fan. He had a long career in shipbuilding on the Gulf Coast, most recently with Signal International. Kind and generous in time and spirit, he was devoted to his family and friends. He will be remembered by all for his wit and sense of humor.

Chris is preceded in death by his mother, June MacDonald; his father, Ainslie Phillips; his sister, Kim Gallion; his nephew, Michael Gallion; and his beloved Yorkie, Dexter.

Survivors include his wife, Debra Phillips; his daughter, Marnie Phillips; his stepsons, Lincoln Hardison and Casey Lessard; his sisters, Valerie (Paul) Loescher and Wendy Landry; his step-father, Albert MacDonald; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at the Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Graveside services will be held at Biloxi National Cemetery on Friday, March 15, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.

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Published in The Sun Herald on March 12, 2013

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Saturday Satire

Yes it's Saturday! I'm still in Mississippi spending the last few precious moments that my brother has with him. He's comfortable and waiting for his daughter (we think) who arrives in about an hour.
In the meantime I thought a little lightheartedness would be a nice diversion.

Bubba and Junior were standing at the base of a flagpole, looking up. A woman walked by and asked what they were doing. "We're supposed to find the height of the flagpole," said Bubba, "but we don't have a ladder." The woman took a wrench from her purse, loosened a few bolts, and laid the pole down. Then she took a tape measure from her pocket, took a measurement and announced, "Eighteen feet, six inches," and walked away. Junior shook his head and laughed. "Ain't that just like a dumb blonde! We ask for the height, and she gives us the length!"

A hypnotist was brutally attacked on stage yesterday after he instructed a member of the audience to pretend to be a lion.

Went to a petting zoo last week with only 1 dog . It was a shitzu.

I hope you have a pleasant weekend.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Monday's Gratitudes

Yes, I have a lot to be grateful for.

My friend Jen It's my life who lets me steal some cool stuff from her blog.
My lovingly understanding husband
My sister (who keeps telling me we're going to land up like arsenic and old lace)
These last few precious moments with my brother
My daughter who brightened my day with FaceTime
Dairy Queen
My friends and family who read my blog

And finding quotes like this one on Facebook;

My Toby

I hear my precious Toby is very ill. Paul took him to the vet on Friday and he wasn't better so he had to take him to the hospital and he stayed over night on Saturday.

So, I hear today he's not better. Really wheezing and coughing with lots of nasal congestion. Needless to say I'm so worried about him.

Here in MS, we're hoping to see hospice either this afternoon or tomorrow morning at the latest.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

My Brudder

That's how he always signed his emails to me, "love, your Brudder".
Well I'm here in Mississippi and have been since last Tuesday. Wendy and I are really struggling here. Deb too. Day by day, just take it day by day.