Thursday, March 31, 2005

Langlois Ladies Relping Society

Hang in there ladies. I'll figure this blog thing out eventually!

The executive board has received invitations to join this blog. I hope to see some postings soon. Of course it will help if I got the settings right, won't it?

Langlois Ladies Relping Society

Relper's VillageThe executive committee has been invited to join the group so this can now become an "official" LLRS blog. Now we'll need to decide if the various national and international groups will also be invited in. I wonder where the path will take us?

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Relper's Village

Relper's VillageI'm so sad (and tired of hearing) about Terry Schaivo. It seems the Right to Life does not include The Right to Die. I wonder how soon the activists will insist that no-one, no matter how sick, must be kept alive and on machines for eternity. And poor Terry. Her soul is kept from returning to her God by a bunch of people so fearful of death they will do anything to keep her from it.

It is clear we all need to make our wishes known. My family and friends are well aware I would not want Terry's fate. When the time is come, let me go! I'm in no hurry but when fate calls don't hook me up to machines to prevent my departure. And if I want to go sooner... Get outta my way!

Saturday, March 05, 2005

Pet Peeve #1

Relper's Village
"ALASKA GARDENS"
(This term was given to me by a long time Alaska resident...)
My husband and I went for a picnic today and driving through lovely countyside we repeatedly came upon houses with yards full of trash and throw-away junk: old cars, rusty farm equipment, abandoned machinery, oil or chemical drums, plastic containers... you name it and it was there. Why some human beings seem content to live amongst their own debris is beyond me. Wildflowers are blooming, the sky is bright and blue and there is another pile of man made waste and garbage. I believe even more in the wording on a wall hanging a friend once gave me:

Use it up. Wear it out. Make it do. Or do without." I'd add RECYCLE!!

Friday, March 04, 2005

Relper's Village

Relper's Village
The Langlois Ladies Relping Society had our weekly meeting last night. Is there anything more bawdy than a gaggle of middle-aged women getting together for an evening? We compare the various relping projects going and launch into discussion of politics, husbands, and society in general. It gets hysterically funny and is often the high point of my week.

Thank you gals!

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Huzzah!

Less than a year ago I couldn't walk from one end of my house to the other without getting light-headed and out of breath. Today I walked the dirt road to the highway and back... about half a mile roundtrip. With the damage to the ligaments in my knees there are no marathons in my future but the smaller victories are wonderful. It feels like champagne and fireworks and rousing band music all around!