Monday, June 20, 2011

Miscellany Monday

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

My mind is in a whirl but I thought that doing an MM entry might serve as very good therapy for me today. 

Dodge City

Clancy decided to ride on the cart with our luggage
  Poppa and I arrived  Thursday afternoon here in Dodge City.  We were to arrive in Wichita at 10:30AM but due to thunderstorms we had to take a quick trip to Oklahoma City and wait for the thunderstorms to pass.  That took about an hour and a half and then back to Wichita where we landed safely.  We got our rental car and were off to Dodge City.  We arrived around 4:00PM and the fun began.  

 Taking pictures - NOT

 Do you know that kids do develop a mind of their own and if they do not want you to take their picture, they will NOT co-operate!  And, I can assure you that all the bribing in the world will NOT change their minds.  Thus, you get pictures like the one above. ~smile~

Little cowboy
Can I just tell you that our Clancy fits right in here in Dodge City.  He loves being a cowboy and this city is full of them and might I add, he is the cutest one of all! In the picture above he is doing  a little "jig" on Poppa and CiCi's bed and that is CiCi's toe you see in the lower right hand corner. ~grin~

Cattle Trucks

I have never seen as many cattle trucks in my entire life as I have the past 4 days that I have been here in Dodge City.  Of course, there are two beef packing houses here (our SIL is a USDA inspector at one of them).  Believe it or not, each of the packing houses processes 6200 cows a day.  Yep, that's what I said, 6200 cows a day!  That equals all kinds of cattle trucks coming and going all day long.

Father's Day
 It would have been nice if we could have been with both of our children today and I could have been with my precious Dad.  But, that was not possible due to the 750 miles that separate  us all today.  But, we did enjoy the day being with Bridget and her family and I am extremely grateful that my brother is with my Dad today. 

Final Words 

Speaking of my dear friends, things were progressing forward until he was moved to rehab on Thursday.  Since that time, he has declined terribly.  I have talked back and forth with my brother and he feels that some of the trouble may be medications and the other, the Drs. do not have his condition diagnosed correctly.  Right now there are way more questions than answers and Daddy is so anxious and upset over the entire ordeal.  His mind remains very acute and he just wants to know what is wrong and why he has pretty much became an invalid in a mere 9 days.  It is insane and so, so unsettling to all of us. Again, I covet your prayers for him.  I know the Lord knows right where we are but this is  one of those times that He seems so far away.

We will fly home Tuesday morning and I ask that you pray that we will not have any "hitches" on our return trip. I will be more than anxious to get home and go see my Dad.  Meanwhile, I will catch up with each of you as I can. 
Lea @ CiCis Corner
Lea @ CiCis Corner

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!


  1. Nice to read your update. I'm glad you are having a nice visit and praying for your Dad this morning.

    I have a book giveaway on my blog this week if you or any of your readers want to participate.

    God bless you.

  2. When things are a bit crazy, I think it's a good thing to blog. Clancy is adorable and I love that photo, especially with your toe in the foreground. Cute!

    So sorry about your dad. I will go back and read more details about his condition. I will be praying for him and for you too.

    Blessings and love,

  3. Oh dear, so sorry to hear your dad is not getting the help he needs from the doctors ~ I will be praying for more wisdom for all involved. God knows, and He wants us to trust Him through it all. {hugs}

  4. so sorry to hear about your Dad. I hope things look up soon for him. I don't know why I feel I know him a bit - maybe cause I have one of his precious crosses. That COWBOY of yours is the CUTEST! It would be hard for me to be away from him too long.

  5. So glad you are having a good visit and a nice Father's day. Prayer and blessings as you return home to help with your dad!

  6. Glad you are having a nice trip. the "cowboy" pic is just adorable. Still praying for your dad. Soo frustrating sometimes when the docs don't really know either. Praying for wisdom in particular, and a peace for your day. Blessings to you today, Debbie

  7. Thank you so much for sharing your trip to Dodge City with us...Seeing your smiles tell us everything...know you have loved seeing Clancy and Bridget...that Clancy is about the cutest cowboy I have ever seen...
    I know your heart has been so heavy with your precious dad's health situation...praying for him and for you...have a safe trip home...I know you are anxious to see your dad...prayers

  8. Cutest lil cowboy in Dodge--or on earth!

    This is not the first time I've heard of patients actually getting worse in rehab. I will pray that a doctor will come along quicko-pronto who can "see" things perhaps missed before--so that the diagnosis is accurate and treatment aptly suited. Prayers for all of you. "Be anxious for nothing, but everything by prayer and supplication let your requests be made known to God." Remember he is sovereign, wise, good and that He loves you!

  9. So sorry things are not improving with your dad...praying the drs figure it out asap!

    That little cowboy is a cutie: )

  10. Glad that you're having a nice visit in Dodge City, even though your heart is aching for your dad who's so far away. I'm praying that he'll get the medical treatment that he needs to recover quickly and fully! And that you and the rest of your family will have peace and comfort during this time. {{{hug}}}

  11. I'm so glad you were able to be with Clancy and make precious memories with he and your daughter's family...

    I am praying for your Dad and the peace of mind of your entire family....God may feel far away but just remember that He promises to never leave you......

  12. Sounds like a wonderful time. Think I could get away with riding the luggage like that next time we travel? Hmm....

    Sorry about your dad. The Lord may feel far away, but He is close and has His arms around you. Prayers and hugs.

  13. it's so good to see your little mister clancy in the pictures again. i know your visit is a blessing for all of you!!!

    i'm sorry to hear about your dad. i hope that you can rest in the comfort of knowing that His salvation is sure... and praying for a correct diagnosis and for answers.


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