JULY 2009

I PROMISED 2 WRITE MORE ABOUT JULY:

AFTER R TRIP, I HAD AROUND 300 EMAILS (I’M DOWN TO 175-180), & DIDN’T WANT 2 RETURN 2 THE STRESS I FELT B4 THE TRIP, BUT IT’S INEVITABLE! I FEEL IT CREEPING IN! I JUST KEEP REMINDING MYSELF THAT 5 YRS. AGO, I DIDN’T DO ANY OF THIS STUFF…I JUST LAID IN A HOSPITAL BED…& THE WORLD KEPT TURNING!

WHILE I HAD INTERNET CONNECTION AT THE YACKTMAN FAMILY REUNION, MY DOUBLE VISION WAS AWFUL, SINCE I HADN’T DONE COMPUTER STUFF DAILY (IT STRENGTHENS MY EYE MUSCLES). SO I DIDN’T POST, BUT I THINK I HAD THE COOLEST ROOM THERE: THERE WAS A BATHTUB THAT “RAINED” WATER, A TV IN MY BATHROOM MIRROR, & I HAD LIKE 9 SHOWER HEADS (WELL 1 HAD 4 SHOWER HEADS, SO GUESS THERE WAS 12 SHOWER HEADS—IT WAS DUBBED THE “WATER PARK SHOWER,” & I THINK 4 THE 1ST TIME SINCE MY STROKE 5 YRS. AGO, MY SIDES GOT DRENCHED! LOL)! THERE WAS EVEN A “GET LUCKY” BUTTON THAT DIMMED LIGHTS, & LIT THE FIREPLACE! LOL

THERE WAS SOME ROUGH DAYS (SOMEWHAT DUE 2 LACK OF SLEEP, WHICH MAKES MY PBA REALLY BAD), BUT THE BEST PART WAS THAT ALL MY STRESSES WERE GONE (B4 I LEFT, SOME WERE PRETTY BAD), & IN A WAY, I WAS ABLE 2 4GET THE STROKE SIDE & JUST ENJOY OTHERS. WELL, 2 A DEGREE…I STILL HAD THE TRIALS OF MY STROKE (I STILL SAT IN A W/C, COULD BARELY MOVE, COULLDN’T TALK, & HAD REGRESSED 2 COMPLETE HELPLESSNESS–I WAS PRETTY RELIANT ON OTHERS, IN ORDER 2 DO ANYTHING–& AFTER A WHILE, I GOT SICK OF THE SLOW PROCESS 2 ASK 4 SOMETHING, & WAS GRATEFUL 4 ANY OFFERS THAT WERE SUGGESTED!), BUT WAS ABLE 2 FEEL RELEASE OF THE BURDEN FROM THE LAST 5 YRS.

I WAS ALSO FORTUNATE THIS YEAR 2 HAVE 2 PREGNANT SISTER-IN-LAWS & A SISTER W/A NEWBORN, SO RATHER THAN GO SOMEWHERE & SIT ALONE, I COULD INTERACT MORE. &, OF COURSE, IT HELPED THAT MOST COULD, OR TRIED, 2 SIGN.

AT OUR FAMILY REUNION, WE HAD A DAY 2 “CELEBRATE” EACH YACKTMAN KID. I MADE THIS GAME 2 PLAY–I DOUBLED THE CARDS, SO I COULD DOUBLE THE PLAYERS.
(IT WAS SO EASILY DONE, W/PRE-MADE TEMPLATES):
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ALSO AT THE REUNION, MY SISTER GOT ENGAGED, WE ATTENDED AN LDS TEMPLE OPEN HOUSE, & THERE WAS A LARGE VARIETY OF ACTIVITIES.

I’M GLAD 2 BE HOME, THOUGH–NOT ONLY AM I A “HOMEBODY,” BUT I ENJOY MY SOLITUDE & WHAT INDEPENDENCE I HAVE. I’M NOT A GREAT TRAVELLER, ESP. SINCE TRAVELLING MAKES ME SO DARN DEPENDENT (HERE, I CAN OPEN DOORS W/A REMOTE, ACCESS MY COMP. OR A TV W/O HELP, ACCESS & OPEN WRAPPERS 4 SOME TREATS, ETC.)

JULY 12, ZACH GOT THE PRIESTHOOD. (U CAN READ UP ON WWW.MORMON.ORG) THE LDS PRIESTHOOD HOLDS SUCH A SPECIAL PLACE IN MY HEART, SO IT WAS NEAT! I CAN’T BELIEVE HE IS 12! I SURELY DON’T FEEL AS OLD AS I RECALL THINKING MY PARENTS WERE, WHEN I TURNED 12 YEARS! LOL

I WILL TRY 2 KEEP MORE UP-2-DATE W/MY BLOG, SINCE IT TENDS 2 ANSWER A BULK OF MY EMAILS! SOMEDAY I’LL GET 2 U, IF I HAVEN’T YET!

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