Monthly Archives: October 2016

Pensacola Beach

Almost every morning, I take Daisy to our little beach on the sound. She loves to sniff and explore. Usually she finds something stinky to snag and run with or to roll her head around in. Yuck! But, she loves it and it is absolutely gorgeous. Today, I finally remembered to take some pictures.

We should be landing in DFW in about an hour to celebrate our Granddaughter’s first birthday. But, Brodie’s knee has not healed enough to bend so we can’t get on a plane. So, we’re “stuck” in paradise.

The water is beautiful shades of blue and turquoise.

Somebody is a photo hog!

She just found a dead crab. Yuck!

A view across the sound toward Gulf Breeze.

These flowers are all over the beach. They look like some kind of ground cover Clematis.

-Jodi

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Things be crazy, yo!

I thought I would give you all an update on the craziness… This dog is a mess!! I bought her a pumpkin last week and she loves to bite, scratch, and roll it around. Well, today she made it to the gooey center and thinks that it needs to be brought inside to the comfort of the leather couch. Ugh!

Meanwhile, Brodie is trying to shave, get a washcloth bath, all while trying not to pass out from standing on one leg in our little RV bathroom. Did I mention that the screen door doesn’t want to stay shut and that stupid dog keeps getting inside with that damn pumpkin?

NOW HIRING: Dog walker, dish washer, husband washer, bandage changer, life coach, cook… No pay but you will live at the beach!

Brodie went to physical therapy yesterday and had some setbacks. It seems that when they unwrap the tight dressing around the knee, all of the trapped “stuff” rushes all through the body and tries to make you puke and pass out. 

Bright spot: My wonderful parent-cousins showed up with dinner for us last night. It was awesome and we are so greatful for their generosity and love!!❤️

I am supposed to leave for a business trip tomorrow. That’s not happening! The timing for this surgery was horrible but I’m glad it’s done. We just have to struggle through this hopefully short recovery period without any more setbacks.


Now, let’s talk about the “Jones’s”next door. Who can keep up with these folks? Yep, that’s two wave runners, a dirt bike, a Smart Car, and two bikes. Impressive! And, they both have use of their legs! Show offs!

Just keep swimming! Just keep swimming! Just keep swimming….

-Jodi

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Prayers Please

Daisy always seems to know when Brodie needs hugs and today is really one of those days. Brodie will be having knee surgery today. While this is a very common surgery that he has had before (15 years ago on the other knee), he has not had any surgery since his PTSD diagnosis. Panic attacks are very unpredictable and have proven to be a challenge during this process.


One benefit of living like a gypsy is planning your travel around world class medical care facilities. We are so fortunate to be staying 4 miles from Andrews Institute. 

The doctors and the facilities are top notch. However, the surgeon’s bedside manner is pretty bad. Fortunately, Brodie will be snoozing the next time they’re both in the same room. It’s alright. We don’t need a friend, we just need him to be a good surgeon (I’m saying this to remind myself).

We could really use some prayers today:

-Brodie has had anesthesia challenges in the past. We don’t need this today!

-For some reason, the testing/procedure rooms cause panic attacks and flashbacks. We need those to stay away!

-He won’t be able to eat until around 4:30 today. We don’t need hangry Brodie to cause panic attacks.

If you have a minute, please pray for us today. I will keep everyone posted.

-Jodi

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