Monday, December 27, 2010

Merry Christmas and a Happy Hobbitdays!

Well, it's that time again. we try to do a Christmas card every years that has a special theme. This year it is J. R. R. Tolkien theme; Happy Hobbitdays! My son, Tyler has done his usually great job at putting our families faces on Lord of the Rings Characters with a fair amount of humour. I especially liked the effort of Jesse and Amanda as hobbits trying to pass themselves off as Gandalf the White Wizard. I am, of course, old Bilbo, admiring his ring and dylan is a bruding Frodo. Ty is either Pippin or Merry and Jeff is either Pippin, Merry or Sam. Karen, Heidi and Ingrid are lovely hobbit ladies at a Bilbo's birthday celebration obviuously having a good time. You can also read our Christmas letter to catch up on the family.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Meniere's is My Nemisis

I have not blogged for some time and the predominant reason is I am suffering from frequent bouts with Meniere's Disease. I am seeing a specialist on Monday next week ans will see what my options are. Since I have not been molested much by the condition for 24 or so years until moving to Utah and taking my current job, I have not seriously considered surgery. But since I have had little relief over the better part of two months, I see surgery as a promising light at the end of a very dark tunnel. Wish me luck and pray for me.