Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Yesterday on the way to swim via Beto’s, Jayden said “Grandpa, do you know the song, ‘There’s a place in France where the women don’t wear pants?’”
I answered Yes and sang the first verse; the only one I know.
He said, “I made up two new verses. Do you want to hear them?”
I answered Yes.
(I don’t remember the exact wording but it went something like this.)
“There’s a place in France where the naked women dance; but they were so fat I moved to Utah.
“There’s a place in Utah were the naked women dance: but they were so fat and ugly I’m going to move back to France.”
It was an extra early out day at school so even via Beto’s then the Chiropractor we still got Bailey to swim an hour early. She ended up helping the coach put in the lane dividers. The coach unreeled them while Bailey swam on her back pulling them to the other end of the pool and hooking them up. She really swam fast for the circumstances.
Before swim, Bailey and I watched Jayden get adjusted by Dr. (Tom) Allen. When he was done, Bailey said “I want to try that” and she jumped on the table or whatever you call it and Tom adjusted her. She was afraid to have him adjust her neck but he said, “Let just check your neck.” Then when it came to the neck part he told her to look up to the corner of the room and he “popped” her and she was just fine.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Changed my mind

I had entered a new entry today but decided maybe it wasn't a good idea. It's in my journal.

Monday, March 19, 2012


Monday, March 19, 2012

I have had a headache for what seems like weeks or months much of the time not too bad; in the background; but too many times it has been severe and it seems like those times are getting to be more and more often. Yesterday Niki and her family and Corey and his were over for dinner and I spent most of the time on my bed. Between the headache itself and the “good” drugs I took I didn’t do much visiting with my grandkids. That scenario has happened too often lately.
Gracie has gotten so big, so cute and so alert.
(Judy’s probably right. If I take my prescription pain killers too often they will probably lose their effectiveness. I do mostly take over the counter stuff and they sometimes do the job or at least make the headaches more bearable but sometimes the pain is too intense. I am getter light sensitive more and more often too.)
For months I have been “struggling” with God and Jesus over what’s going on in my life and over a few blessings I would like to have. I’ve chosen to keep it between them and me albeit one of them is about my health. It is frustrating to me that I feel I have gotten no response from either of them. I told them that maybe I am not in tune but give me an answer I can recognize/understand; say no if that’s your answer; or yes on this but no on that, or later, or “You’ve got to be joking” or something.
I don’t know if I should just give up in frustration or doggedly keep plodding along with the same prayers over and over again, night after night or what. I am afraid I seldom think to say my morning prayers and end up adding them to my blessing on my breakfast.
The other night I found myself starting off my prayer with, “Father in Heaven what shall we talk about tonight”. Maybe it’s a good thing that I am feeling more personal and intimate with them. I even find myself making it a three way conversation between the Father and the Son and myself all at the same time; addressing Jesus personally as well as the Father.
This morning I woke up defeated; thinking I may as well just give up.
In other news, I had my annual eye doctor appointment this morning. My eyes are getting progressively worse but only by littles. Today my left eye “seemed” better. That is because my cataracts are getting worse. Explanation; though the one in my left eyes is significantly worse it has “relocated” to where it isn’t effecting my vision as much.
Dr. Gray said that I should get my cataracts removed in the next couple of years.
I should live so long!
I have felt nauseous all day (since last night) but not so bad that I thought I would actually throw up. I didn’t eat anything today until Bailey and I stopped at Burger King after school on the way to her swim practice. I had my usual Wopper Jr.; extra onions, extra pickles. I at a couple of Bailey’s fries and I drank a medium diet Coke. It made me feel better for half an hour or so.
Maybe I am just getting old.

Thank you for putting up with my rambling.

Monday, March 12, 2012


Monday, March 12, 2012
Again it’s Monday and I took Bailey and Jayden to swimming at the Lehi Legacy center. Bailey of course headed for her team practice. I went with Jayden to the chiropractor next door. Jayden always knows when he needs an adjustment. Dr. Tom gets a kick out of Jayden and his nonstop chatter.
From there Jayden and I got in the pool and did our thing for about an hour and quarter. I worked hard as Jayden and his new friend tried to drown me.
Last time we were there he struck up a conversation with this kid. I don’t know his name. Today I asked “Where is your family from?” He said Brazil. He looks like he could be Indian…his color and features. His sister looks Indian or Mexican.
When Bailey was finished with her practice she joined us and I had three terrorists to deal with. They keep sneaking up on me from under water, grabbing my legs and yanking until they knocked me off balance and push me under water. Then off they would run to get away from me. I didn’t try very hard to catch up with them; then the cycle started over again, and again, and again.
The boy’s sister is quite shy and will not aggressively go after me but she likes the attention when I grab her and push her under water.
Funny thing today; we were doing our thing when a young girl, maybe age eight and quite short came up to Jayden and said, “We’re alike,” And started splashing him and tackling him. He was beside himself trying to decide how to deal with her. I thought it was hilarious and went over to where Stacey was sitting on the sideline and pointed it out to her.
She thought it was funny too.

Saturday, March 10, 2012


Saturday, March 10, 2012
Today at 11:00 Jayden played his last Junior Jazz basketball game of the year. I don’t know what got into him but he was on a tear the whole game. He played all except the third quarter. He was racing back and forth like a house-on-fire…ball hawking…stealing…making sharp passes including throwing inbound. He was dribbling in and out of traffic and he made four baskets. The last time he threw the ball inbounds a player from the other team got it but Jayden stole it back from him/her in about two seconds.
They don’t keep score but by my unofficial tally they won 48 to 14.
Grandpa Wayne had his mouth agape pretty much the whole game amazed at what his grandson was doing.
Jayden’s face was beet red and he was huffing and puffing but he had the biggest grin on his face.
From there we went to Astro Burger on 12300 South for gyros. Well, Bailey got a chicken sandwich.
During the game Bailey was playing with a friend. She immediately makes friends wherever she goes.

Thursday, March 01, 2012


Last Tuesday, I think it was Judy and I drove down to Orange County, California to go to Disneyland before our annual passes expire. We were going to fly but Judy set her alarm for Monday instead of Tuesday and the early flight into Long Beach was the only flight all day that looked good. Hurray for non-reving!???

We got there early enough to do Downtown Disney and eat Mexican at Joe’s.
The next day Jim met us and we did a long day of it. I did well but by midday the next day I went back to the hotel.
We drove home Saturday and I have been sick ever since. I have a good head cold, sneezing, coughing, headache, tired…the works.

Oh well I felt like I should put something in this blog; it’s been a while.