Archive for January 1, 2013

Maddy Patty

I was directed to this blogsite by a friend who taught school with the the little girl’s mother.  I was still in college during Dorothy’s time at the elementary school but cannot remember her.  Three years ago, Maddy was diagnosed with leukemia… a terrible illness I know all too well and not a day goes by that I don’t think of the special woman who was taken by it.  Maddy was recently released from the hospital and brought to her home in the area under Hospice care.  Just before Christmas, she was taken off the ventilator she had been on and is still fighting.  Lots of prayers to the Lambert family as they continue on this trying journey,

MADDY PATTY

Here’s To An Even Greater 2013!

I have to say that 2012 went out a lot better than it went in.  I will not dwell on the hardships we faced last year but I still contend that it made us all (in a sense) stronger and brought us closer together.

There were some happier times.  I did get back on stage after 2 years and now I am back to the “no stopping me now” attitude since the next audition is this weekend!  I am going to be honest here and say that I AM trying out for Captain Von Trapp.  Max might be the comedic foil in The Sound of Music but not much of a challenge, personally.  I feel that Georg would be much more of a stretch dramatically and it would be my first time playing the male lead (such as it is) in a musical.  He does change throughout the course of the show so that would be very interesting to play.  However, I will pray that whichever (if any) role I am asked to present that the next 2 months (or less) is successful for our little community theater group.

New Year’s Eve was a HUGE day!  The bank closed at 3PM and unlike Christmas Eve I was home in less than a half-hour after the doors were locked.  Some of the family headed to mass and met others for dinner later.  Then, my sister, nieces, and I headed over to “brother number 3’s” home to ring in the new surrounded by great friends and OOODLES!!!!! (hopefully, this becomes a tradition as EVERYONE just LOOOOOOOOVES that game.  MWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHA!)