Thursday, December 21, 2006


Merry Christmas!

 Okay, we're not on the road, yet; but, by golly, we're in the driveway, headed for the curb!

Of course, we thought we'd be spending Christmas somewhere around Nashville and Atlanta with our kids. Since that hasn't happened, we're in yuletide limbo, shuffling boxes from one half-empty room to another, a few strings of blinking colored lights hastily slung around the windows.

The accumulation of 12 years' stuff is a lot to sort through, and each item becomes a decision of great portent. What must we have with us? What is worth storing?  What is worth an attempt to sell it?  What should be sown?  What simply discarded?  We are daily mindful of the parable of the rich man who built another barn to hold his burgeoning goods.  How much of our ever-shortening life is any of these things worth?  And, is it pure vegtable shortening?  Time for a cookie.

We promise to let you all know when we finally break free of the ice pack and can go with the floe.  We are aching to get back to the music and only the music.  We miss seeing you all!  Please let us know how you're doing.

Oh, and the best of New Years to you!



Saturday, December 16, 2006

MWT Eye Witness Report

Both Whitt's eye surgeries went well (cataracts). Thanks to all of you for your prayers, thoughts, & emails!  We don't deny Dr. Robert Currier's formidable skills, but we know that prayers make the difference in any situation. (Being a man of faith, so does kindly "Doctor Bob.")  When anything goes perfectly, with no "complications," we are reminded that "every good & perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness nor shadow of turning."

Even though Whitt was "way too conscious" for the second operation, he survived and is now officially "glasses free" for driving. (He may still need some cheaters for reading fine print.) so he's lost weight, shaved off his facial hair, and tossed the glasses...He swears he's not going into the witness protection program; but, at the very least we need new photos and caricatures!

We still have some follow-up visits to the doctor, so we'll be around a while longer. (Michigan is wondering, "Will they ever leave?" Well, Michigan can just wait and see like the rest of us!)

We want to wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Since our nest is empty and our chicks scattered to the four winds, we won't be with family this year (sniff-sniff). We hope to be out doing an early version of caroling or wassailing--maybe waddling--whatever, on Thanksgiving Day.

We all have so much to be thankful for.  Let's not forget to express it and let everyone know "from whom all blessings flow"!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Whitt & Judy