Tuesday, November 06, 2007


Please remember to pray for Patti today, (Tuesday) as she will be going into surgery to have part of her colon removed. You can click on the link next to her photo above to view the latest entry. She has posted a photo of her and Raisa, the dear one who has been updating Patti's journal for us during Patti's most difficult days. I have had many of you inquire who Raisa is, so a click on the link above will let you see that sweet ladies face, along with Patti'!

I was privileged to get to speak with Patti on the phone for about 2 hours last week. Yes, 2 hours all at once! What a blessing that girl was to me! One thing she told me which caused tears was how she just loves it when my daddy visits with her and prays over her. She said she just loves to hear him pray, then she spoke about him being so humble and loving. She also said it made her feel as if it was her own daddy standing there comforting her! She lost her father several years ago.

This was shared with me by a wonderful cousin who is a stamping/card making enthusiast. I felt I should share it with you.

When you are making out your Christmas card list this year, please include the following:

A Recovering American Soldier
c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue,NW
Washington,D.C. 20307-5001

God Bless Our Troops and God Bless America!
I had a "fun, girly" weekend! My friend Ashley met us at the park Friday evening where I do my walking and Shane plays soccer. She joined me in my laps around the track, which by the way, I have built up to 2 laps a day. That translates into THREE MILES! Yes, me, Pam, the one who could barely walk last fall! Praise the Lord! Anyway, we came home around 9 p.m. ravished, so we ordered pizza. Then on Saturday night we watched "Gone With the Wind" together while eating popcorn and Funguns; washing it all down with Orange Soda! LOL I never buy sodas unless we order pizza or have a party! Once in awhile, I might order a Diet Coke when I go out to eat. So I felt like a bad, little school girl sitting on the guest bed, eating junk food! Oh and we got to chat with Jackie down in Paraguay off and on through out the evening.

It was fun sharing face care products and talking "girl talk" for most of the weekend. I always feel so honored when someone only 18 years old wants to hang out with an old chick like me. Thanks Ashley for keeping me young!
Last but certainly not least, I'd like to wish my Aunt Donna a very happy birthday today! Just click on her name to link to a post I did about her and her quilting. She is celebrating her 81 years of life with a little less fanfare than last year. Her big 80 was a big affair with many surprises, such as: Her sister flew down from Indiana, a son flew in from Germany with his wife, another came in from out west, one came from Atlanta, a daughter came in from Virginia, and of course her son, who lives here in Florida, was in on the whole surprise! Many wonderful memories were made!


Jackie said...

What in the world are Funguns? As I was skimming over your post at first I thought it said something about FUNGUS...and I thought to myself, 'Oh no. More about the rash!!" LOL.

Rebecca said...

lol Jackie! Pam it sounds like you had a wonderful time! I'm assuming you meant Funyuns (if I spelled it right - probably not) I miss girl talk and girls night out.

Pat said...

Well, Ms. ANITALOTTAHEL---you posted!! I am shocked!

thanks for reminding us of Patti's surgery and for the pic of Raisa!!

Looks like you and Ashley could have gotten into trouble with all that raucous behavior!!LOL---bet ya'll had a blast!!

I am sooo proud of you Pam---to keep moving no matter what!! That is great!! Where do you walk at? Is it in your neighborhood?

Lopve n hugs!!

Pat said...

I misspelled words so you wouldn't get all the flack!!

Ashley said...

HAHA!! Nice, Jackie. :P Yes, Rebecca she meant "Funyuns"(and you spelled it right! YAY!!)

Thank you ever so much for having me over! I know I wasn't the most emotionally stable guest Friday night! LOL Nor at all that weekend...but thank you for helping me notice and take hold on some things! It's nice to have someone care about you enough to tell you things that aren't always easy to hear. but I had an awesome time!

Happymama said...

Wow, lots to read today! YAY! I LOVE funyuns!!!! They stink, but they're good. lol I would have jumped in on the orange soda and pizza too. Good thing you walked that three miles. LOL

Love ya~

justabeachkat said...

I'm still praying for Patti.



I would like to wish your aunt a very happy birthday.

Girl talk is great. I love Gone with The Wind .

I think it is great and I do mean great that you are able to walk so far now. Keep up the good work.connie from Texas

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

So glad to hear that you got a "fun girly weekend"! I think we all should do that now and again!

Kimberly said...

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Paamm, Happy Birthday to you!(read this to a very familiar tune!)