Archive for August, 2009

Update from the Edge

I have not written in a very long time, partly because things have been busy and partly because I just did not feel motivated. A lot has happened in the intervening time.
 
My brother, James, died on March 15, 2009. He had battled cancer very bravely and was sweet at the end. I miss him a great deal. We had finally come to a place where he respected me and treated me kindly.
 
My Mom got a new puppy which is named Ko Ko. She is very cute and very rambunctious. She bugs my Hope constantly.
 
Alex came home several times for short visits and then left for Iraq again on July 31, 2009. He will probably be over there nine months this time. He is very happy to be there. He likes deployment because of the extra money and the routine.
 
Mom and I have begun going to a chiropractor. I was getting to where I could hardly stand the pain in my legs. They are doing better now.
 
Hope and I are walking almost daily. Most of the time we walk about five miles. It has calmed my puppy dog down a lot and given her more discipline. She is three years old now.
 
I have not been reading as much because I am staying busy otherwise. The walking takes up about two hours a day. I have written nothing in months. I have not felt inspired. I probably should work at it anyway, but just have not done so.
 
We stay busy most of the time. There is a lot of work for me to do on the property and around the house. I keep things running smoothly most of the time. Mom is not able to do a lot around here.
 
My 21/2 year old iPod started having battery life issues about a month ago so I got a new one. I do not like the new 120GB classic as well as I did my 80GB. There are issues with the functions on the new one. However, I am addicted to iPod and use it daily on my walks and play it at night while I sleep.
 
I am going to Sunday School often now. I do not stay for Church service most of the time because Mom is not able to sit through both services.
 
I have cleaned the clothes that were in my computer chair out so I can actually sit at the computer at times. I had to do this so I could respond to Alex’s email from Iraq. Maybe being able to sit here will encourage me to log an entry occasionally, though I make no promises.
 
Hope all is well with my friends in cyberspace.
 
Always,
Jo Ann
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