Friday, April 25, 2008

Living Plain

I watched a show on TV last night about a family of 13. They were a very peculiar family to me but not because of how plainly they lived. What was strange was that they were happy! Mind you, they may have edited out the discord, but the entire show was just very much centered on how great they all get a long. They don't have much in the way of money, but they honestly don't appear to need it. They have a ton of farm animals, but don't use them for their milk and eggs, hmmmm, I would at least do that!

The oldest child was 21, but looked 16, and the baby is 18 months old! That's a huge rainbow of ages. They do drive a big green van, but if that breaks down, they will need to find a bus for sale!

All 11 of the kids were smart, sweet and talented. I'm not saying I want to move out to the middle of nowhere and live the plain life. But they looked happier than most people I've met in my life!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Branson Fun!!

My in laws are heading South this next weekend! Heading off to some Branson resorts. I've never been to Missouri, other than to an airport for refueling, but they didn't let us off of the plane, so I don't think that counts. There are amazingly fun things going on in Branson, and before we move West again, I would like to see it!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Failed Again

My father in law just went in for a stress test last week. What was strange about this stress test is that they actually let him go home. They never do that. He is usually sent immediately to a room in the hospital with an angioplasty set up for that evening or the next day. We thought this was great because it meant that he finally passed a stress test!


He was called this morning and admitted to the hospital for a angioplasty. He's not that old,64, but had a quintuple bypass about 15 years ago. I'm not sure how much time he has left but I do think it's time to get some life insurance quotes. I don't mean a million bucks, but enough to cover the costs of his final requests. It's not a bad idea to get it for my husband either. He's not even 40 yet, but hey, it's all in the genetics right?