Monday, June 29, 2009

Dear Joe,

It looks like it was a busy weekend for you from the photos that were posted. I spoke with Bob yesterday and he updated me on all the advances you have been making. Good going!

Life is quiet on my end.

I'm thinking about you!
love and more love,
carol and bella

Friday, June 26, 2009


Dear Joe,

I love the photo! Strikingly handsome as ever.

I just got a new camera but have yet to learn how to put in the memory chip. Once I do, I'll send photos of Bella and I.

I'm glad to know you are continuing to improve. Doing exercises is nothing new for you and I know you will be faithful to do the reps.

You continue in my thoughts and prayers.

carol and bella

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Buds, Tastebuds

Dear Joe,

Along with the good news of the trach healing, the song going through my head is from Oliver, "Food, Glorious Food." I hope that replenishing and enjoying your tastebuds again is a sweet success!

Speaking of food, last night some coworkers (good buds), and I went out for dinner and laughed till our faces hurt. Lots of good things happen over food. I hope and pray the same for you!

carol and bella

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Dear Joe,

Samson won first place MAR and fourth overall in a race over the weekend in Pittsburgh. He races sometimes at the Washington Boulevard Cycling Track, a half-mile oval loop along Washington Boulevard, is a one-of-a-kind attraction, drawing elite cyclists and beginners to its banked corners and slight hill. Formerly a drivers’ training course, the facility accommodates track and criterium racing and time trials. The track’s flat interior surface is the perfect place for kids to learn to inline skate or ride bikes or scooters.

more later,
love carol and bella

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Greetings from Librarylandia

Dear Joe,

I hope you are healing well and quick. I hope your new staff is friendly and that you're adjusting to the changes there. Bob says you can swallow some soft foods now and eating must be a more satisfying experience these days. It was great to see the photos that Sandy has posted!

Here is the best library reference question I received today: Is the book I wrote checked out?
She went on to say: I haven't seen it for a few weeks and I wanted to know if it is missing or did someone have it?

Back to the desk!
Love and hugs,
carol and bella <3

Thursday, June 11, 2009


Dear Joe,

Well, the children who come to the library are in test week. So, there is high anxiety, and as a remedy, being silly. In closing up last night I found a sample algebra test on top of two NFL Sports books. We take a break from the tedium in whatever way we can I suppose. I hope visits from friends do that for you. I know your days are filled with therapy appointments and exercise, so enjoy your breaks.

Love and big hugs, carol and bella

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Dear Joe,

It sounds like your days have been busy and in high gear with therapy for everything. Also, it is all leading toward getting you ready to go home. Reaching that goal is soon to be! Keep up all the hard work and know that I'm sending you prayers and thoughts for success.

love and hugs,
carol and bella

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Saturation Point

Dear Joe,

It's been a harrowing few days here with the rain deluges and the ground at the saturation point. Twice in the past week the rain was 3-6" from my livingroom windows...the floor to ceiling windows. Thursday evening I spent two hours in the rain digging out the swale behind the patio wall. Sheesh. After calling the county and digging, I showered, took Aleve for my back, believing I'd done all I could do, and rested. Yesterday, the rain didn't flood the house! After reading Sandy's post yesterday, it sounded like she reached her saturation point. So, I tell my rain saga to say: rest.

love bella and carol

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


Dear Joe,

Isn't much of life about adjustments? Things are always changing and we are too. We are either responding or initiating. One thing stays the same though, love. For those who truly, deeply love you, we cannot turn it off like a light switch. It's always on! It's staying on! That you can count on!

sending love and hugs,
carol and bella