Friday, June 22, 2012

Monday, March 19, 2012

i found my voice again

Today is Ron's 6 month angelversary. I have lost so much...especially my ability to blog/write. I started thinking about blogging again when I read Thomas' essay. (last post) His essay reminded me how powerful words can be. So here I am.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Yes Ron you are a teacher

Ron Chell
My role model is Ron Chell. He has brought out a love for soccer more than anybody could have ever. Ron all ways told us to try our hardest. He taught a lot of things to me over the 2010-2011 season. Ron had a lot of fun things for us to do, but we had to work for them.

Ron was also a responsible person. If he said we would play this game he kept his word. He never lied to anybody on the team. We could tell him anything and if we didn't want anybody to know, he wouldn't tell.

He had a lot of self discipline, when he would demonstrate a drill to us he tried his hardest. When ever we played a game and we got into arguments he tried to settle it fairly. He never blamed one thing on one person, it was nobody or the team.

Even though Ron Chell has passed away from cancer, he is still my role model.

This is an essay written by one of Ron's younger players.
Thanks little guy.... you made our day. We know our Ron will always be teaching us lessons in life.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Sunrise over Mission Peak

Just missing you.......hope that Heaven is like a beautiful, magical sunrise.

Sunday, January 1, 2012


New Years Day 2012. Since I celebrated UK New Years Eve at 4pm, I was well rested and not hungover for my drive to the beach. Unlike last time, Ron's rose was swept away by the waves. I saw the petals break up and just one was sent back. It was a beautiful day on the coast. A sunny 61 degrees. I know Ron will be looking after me this year.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Celebrate the Magic of the Season

A few years ago Ron spent hours setting out the lights around the house, it was quite a sight to see
 Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas!
Gramma and Santa

Monday, November 28, 2011

Ozzy for President

Mary sent me this photo of Ozzy. So Ozzy has decided to throw his whiskers into the race. Due to his amputee status, he is pro health care reform. If you would like to donate to his campaign, send your donation to me. He can't reach the pin pad at the ATM.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Uttoxeter and Rocester

A few photos from the memorial service held in Uttoxeter. Thanks to all those who came along to make the day special. At a recent game at Rocester FC, where my Dad used to be very involved helping to run the club, a minutes silence was observed before kick off and a tribute written in the matchday programme.
My thoughts are currently with Patricia and family over in the States. I hope all goes well on Thursday and things will look up soon...

Sunday, November 13, 2011

surgery date

I have my surgery scheduled for later this week.
Tomorrow I will give blood and have it "typed" just in case I need blood during the surgery. ( I actually don't know what my blood type is.) I have my Will and Health Care Directive in place just in case...These are all things one should do even if you are not having surgery so I guess it is a good thing. I am slowly moving forward but it seems like the world around me has moved "fast forward" while I have been on "pause".
This weekend I went to a wedding reception. The groom was a waiter at my wedding to Ron. It was his first job. He was a teenager. All of a sudden he is grown up and married.
Last weekend my high school friends and I got together. My friends' daughter has started her first year in college. It seems like just yesterday...she was my flower girl at our wedding...she was so excited to wear a dress and a tiara! Where did the time go?
Well I know that daylight savings took an hour from us...but really where has the time gone?