Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Today's Update - 5 May 2015

(That's not the sun, that is the full moon we've been experiencing.
Photo was taken about 8 pm.)
Well it if isn't one thing it is certainly going to be another.  Now on top of all of the other medical issues my father has been facing post-heart surgery he is now going to have to have gallbladder surgery.  My poor mother is at her wits end.  We are trying to get them to come live with us for at least a few weeks, and they want to, but events keep interfering.  Faith tells me to put it in God's hands and trust in His timing.  My humanity tells me to stomp around and have a hissy fit at everything getting in the way of my wants.  If this is a test of some sort I'll admit to struggling. 
Having nothing but good things happen doesn't make for many opportunities to become a stronger person.  Wish that wasn't the way it is but apparently that's the way the human race has turned out to be.  We need adversity and challenges to grow and be the best we can be.  Someone once said that the strongest steel is forged by the hottest fire.  I hope that is true and applicable to humans as well.  If it is then by the time life is finished forging me I should be positively "stainless."

I'm trying to work on writing but I'm running into challenges there as well.  I've got the last bit of "Geek" written and in draft mode but something in the formatting is having a battle with blogger.  I post it and it just isn't showing up.  Something is being read as code and I have to go through each little blurp until I find what is going on.  If I can get it posted tonight I will but I have to be honest, I'm very tired and not finding a lot of patience for something that isn't obvious.  I'll get it up as soon as I can.

Below is what I have added to.  Also, I have decided that in a few days I will start finishing the next one which will be "Hartford."  I'd like to finish that one by the end of June at the latest.  It may very well be sooner but I'm not going to even try and guess because if I have my parents to look after and have to deal with a lot of summer activities for the kids plus the business goes crazy during the summer ... you get the idea.  Let's just leave it at Hartford being the next on the list to finish.

Zombies Aren't Real ... Are They?!
A Bunch of Wild Thyme
Emi on the Caloosahatchee
Today's vids have absolutely no purpose beyond entertainment.  My brain is positively fried which sent me off in a weird direction on the internet.  From one search to another and then another ... I fell into looking at what all could be deep fried.  Trust me, you don't want to know.  There is one channel on youtube where this guy deep fries positively everything.  The ones that I'm posting aren't quite that bad but should give some of you a giggle.
Deep Fried Pickles
Deep Fried Mashed Potatoes
Deep Fried Butter On A Stick
Deep Fried Oreos


  1. My sympathies on the problems your dear father is enduring. I hope for his sake the doctors can use the updated method of gallbladder removal. Much less invasive than the traditional method. My brother had it done and was up and moving that day.

    You and your family are in my prayers. Been enjoying your writing at various places on the web for a long time now. I've found a lot of strength to persevere through some difficult times from your stories. May God bless you and yours.


  2. I have to admit I couldn't watch the butter on a stick video. The idea of all that butter was more than I could take! lol The potato video was a real trip down memory lane though. I remember them being called potato croquettes. You don't need the cornstarch, you can just use flour. Back then, it was common to crush cornflakes and use that to coat your potatoes. They could be made into a patty and fried in the skillet. They are so yummy. Thanks for the memories, Kathy.

  3. I'm sorry for your troubles

  4. I hope your dads new surgery goes well, and that this will be the road to recovery between it and the meds..

  5. I have not read your stories in a year or two and it is like welcoming back old friends to reread the stories. I have not finished all the ones that you have completed, but I sincerely hope that you will continue on with To All Things There Is A Season. I love that story and the characters.

    I hope that everything goes smoothly with your parents and that they can move in with you soon. I think it will be good for most families to be together very soon. Thank you for writing and sharing your lovely imagination!!

  6. Happy Mother's Day!


  7. I know that you are busy with your dad and everything he is going through. I just wanted to let you know that chapter LXXXII for A Bunch of Wild Thyme is a repeat of an earlier chapter.

  8. Kathy - I had a dream the other night and saw 'Chapter 100' of Up on Hartford Ridge. Pretty bad when I"m even dreaming of your stories!


  9. Jerry D. Young (The PAW Fiction Writer) is having issues with his truck and his funds are limited right now until mid/end of summer. He has doctor's appointments he has to get to. A friend of his set up a go fund me page for him and I am asking that everyone help him out, if you can.

    He is a damn good man and has done so much for his community and so many others.


    If you wish to do something in another form, you can also send a check or money order to Jerry at;
    Jerry D. Young
    160 Sinclair St. Apt 352
    Reno, NV 89501
    Please note gift on the memo line so the IRS (Irritable Recovery System) does not try and tax the man.

  10. Hi, Kathy. Gettin' a little worried here. Hope everything is going well for you and your family. Here's hoping you are just busy and nothing is wrong.