Wednesday, December 23, 2009



Take a picture, it will last longer.

As I go through things which have come from my parents' house (as there were things which I had never taken with me when I moved out) I find things which hold nostalgic value but I know I will never wear again. I shall post them here and to facebook to preserve their personal value and to tell stories.
The above shirt was one I got for attending a conference for Texas Association of Future Educators. Somewhere I have the speech I delivered for TAFE which was very well rated by the scorers, but did not win (the one that did win was a direct plagiarism of a story from Chicken Soup for the Soul). I find to this day that I still want to be a teacher- hence my return to school next semester.

Morris the Cat. I loved this shirt. It was a sort of evolution of my love for kitties and my willingness to wear them on my person. Now I am far more likely to wear something with a simple vaguely-feline shape on it. Nor do I have many kitty decorations in my home. We do have two living, breathing ones that decorate our furniture most of the time.

When I was in High School I was engaged to a nice guy named Robin. He was going to Mississippi State and wanted me to go there too. This was a shirt from the Wesley foundation there. Thankfully, I went to UofH, and then events conspired to place me with my darling husband. Robin is married as well, and last I heard was doing well :-)

My friends and I were 'into' Sailor Moon in high school. I was Serena (middle) and Steph was Luna (purple kitty at bottom) and Lisa was Raye (Upper left). The other folks were a bit variable. You know how high school friendships are, odd and complex. Fun times, Fun times.

Ok... well there were a few more shirts (over at my facebook page) which have other stories, but these were the main ones.

Friday, December 18, 2009


Tuesday, December 1, 2009



Well... Our hard drive crashed and all the pictures saved to the computer and not online are lost. This really upsets me, and goes to show that procrastination is BAD.
Points of interest in our lives lately:
*Jules is scheduled for a sedated echo in the first week of March.
*Joe and Jules make a terribly devious duo when they work together to cause mischief.
*We had a fantastic stay in Island Park for Thanksgiving.
Mom and Dad Slatosky- They invited us up for T-day.
My Mom and Dad. It was hard to not have Grandma there. It was our first Thanksgiving without her.
Matt and I.
The Kiddos.

*Pray for my Mom and Dad as they make a transition in their life- and that my dad's interview goes well.
*Pray for safe travels for Matt's Mom and Dad as they travel to NZ for their 'winter' fun. :-)
*Pray for me to lose weight. I'll do my end, and I ask your prayers for the other end. I'm on Metformin now, as I have insulin resistance. I'm working on adjusting the sugar intake in my diet (though it's already a lot lower than the average American's) and am trying to get back into working out. The medicine has made me feel very weak, but I am feeling like I'm recovering from the dosage adjustment.
*Pray as always for Juliet's continued good health, and for Joseph to have fewer (painful) rashes.
*Pray for us as we go into our first Christmas without Grandma.