Monday, August 24, 2009

it's been a while

Hi Friends and Family,
WOW how time's been a couple months since I've been to this site to see what's going on. Randy and I are doing well and staying busy. We were able to do a lot of golfing this summer, the rates are great in AZ. Of course who else would want to play in 115 degree weather.
Then that came to a stop on the 14th of Aug. I had my ACL replaced again. I figure I'm young enough to heal now and still have a lot of fun in my 50's and 60's. We watched the American ladies bring home the Solheim Cup over the weekend and WOW can those ladies golf!!
The Texas Hold Em' is still going on strong and we had a game Sunday afternoon that Randy split 1st place in 3 out of 4 games (one of them was with me).
My mom sent me flower as a get well gesture and they were sooooo beautiful!! Now, of course, they are dropping pieces everywhere and must go...but they were still great while they lasted.
Talk to my sister Rhona for her birthday on the 20th and my brother-in-law Paul on the 22nd, but his birthday was on the 21st, it was just too busy at work to make time to call...sorry Paul. Next comes Trish Johnsons at work and then Myron and Jamie and lots more...busy August.

Well I must get back to work, I have a DR appt @ 12 and rehab @ 3. What was I thinking to set all of this up on a Monday!! Yikes
Love to all,
Bobbi Jo

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Well gang we've made it back safely from Vegas and not as light in the pockets as we could have been. Had a great time playing in the WSOP though I only lasted 2 1/2 hours. At least I can say I made it and had a great time.

Now on to some serious topics; as Randy and I walked our dogs this eveing we talked of many things and the one topic that comes up (by me) more than any is the functionality of our familys.
If you give someone something and expect anything (acknowledgement, thank you, or anything) in my opinion this is not giving with a joyful heart. A joyful heart gives things away and lets them go, no score card attached to tattle or gossip about. If God wanted us to boast about giving and how much He would have nothing to bless us for later. Our thanks would then come from earthly beings and that's it.

Good manners, virtue, morals and so on are another issue. When giving a gift, most of us are taught to, be grateful. The giver in another sense should never give with any expectations. Expectations lead to dissapointment.

A friend of mine emailed me this saying " We don't see the world as it is... We see the world as we are". So in my attempt to self evaluate my life and see what I can do to help others. I would like to give some helpful guidelines to research.

Always ask for forgiveness from someone that hurts, blames, leaves, or causes you any type of emotional response to their actions. Because it is not what they did that caused you pain it's because you had the wrong attitude about what they did. You are the only one that can control your own attitude and self discipline is one of the hardest traits to tame.

So now I will ask each and everyone that reads this "Please forgive me for my bitterness", "It's nothing that you've said or done, but that I've had the wrong attitude about what you've said or done."

Signing off for now!
Love and blessing to all!
Bobbi Jo

Friday, May 15, 2009

Hey family and friends,
long time out of the picture...I MADE IT!!! I will be playing at the WSOP on June 7,8, and 9th at the Rio in Vegas. Though it was a close race and I ended up in third place for a bit, which is the worst feeling after being in 1st for so long. So now that the tournament is over I can rest at ease that the paper work has been sent and my seat is reserved.
Work is going good, staying very busy. Randy is also staying busy. Alec is still working at Goodwill and seems good with it.
Donovin is with me right now and I will be taking him to Dusty this afternoon so he can have his mom time. He is such a joy, what a fun kid...we love him so much!!!
Well I must print the boarding passes and get to the airport.
love to all
Bobbi jo

Sunday, March 22, 2009

HI Family,
Sitting here with my mom in our nighties!!! Yes I'm in Ohio for a few days and got to come to Millersburg to visit with mom and most of the girls. Judy has been working long hours so I may not get to see her this trip but I will get to see her in April for the SISTER WEEKEND!!!
Randy is doing fine and his mom is doing much better with her chemo treatments...what a praise! We will be going to CJ Dannemillers tomorrow ( my almost favorite part of the trip) so if anyone out west is in need of nuts you better call me soon or you'll be left out.
Jack, Dally and Alec are still the same, onry, lazy and crazy...whoops sorry Alec you have been working hard!!
Mom got to see Vicki and Jim and Randy and My blogspots plus my best bud Brenda's. I'll be sure to give her the UL addresses so she can keep up with whats going on on the internet side.

Still number one women point leader in the Freeroll tournament according to Randy today. So I'm looking for cheap rooms in Vegas just to make sure this is a budget trip until I win the Millions...LOL!!
Love to all and Mom says "HI"
Bobbi Jo

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Hey fam and friends,
Sorry for the delay in getting out the latest bad. Mother-in-law is doing better with her Chemo treatments and didn't have the terrible side effects as she did her first round.

Played in another tourney and came in third place, currently top women points leader for the "Freeroll" elligible for a ladies event WSOP seat at this time. May need to try again just to make sure I have plenty of cushion between me and the next chick. If I make it to Vegas I expect you all will be saving up some scratch to come watch the tournament???

Work is great and very busy! What a blessing that is, also Randy is within the top 150 players that may be able to get in to the final points tournament.

The guys are good and protecting the fort while we are busy. I'll post some pics of them if time today.

I have my Waterproofing Manager in town this week and just got back about an hour ago from Tucson...educating the masses. lol.

Here's a good one...talked to mom tonight and she almost made Judy choke with a comment like "I wanted to loose some weight for the cruise but it just seems so hard to do...guess I'll have to take it with me" Totally cracked me up! Either I'm really tired or my mom is hilarious.

Love to All!
Good night.

Friday, February 6, 2009

The ABC's of Bobbi Jo

A. Attached or single?
7 1/2 years Married
B. Best friend? Brenda
C. Cake or pie?Cake - Randys grandmas carrot cake recipe.
D. Day of Choice?Sunday
E. Essential item?My Bible
F. Favorite color?Red
G. Gummy bears or worms?Not into sweats like that.
H. Hometown?Holmesville, OH
I. Favorite indulgence?Pasta
J. January or July?July
K.Kids? 1 Girl
L. Life isn’t complete without? Randy
M. Marriage date?July 6, 2001
N. Number of magazine subscriptions?Zero
O. Orange or apple?Apple
P. Phobias? Mice
Q. Quotes? For we are God's workmanship created in Christ Jesus to do good works that He has prepared in advance for us to do. Eph. 2:10
R. Reasons to smile? Grand babies
S. Season of choice?Summer
T. Tag 5 people (need to build on this one)
U. Unknown fact about me? I'll keep it unknown...thanks!
V. Vegetable?Asparagus
W. Worst habit? Not listening
X. X-ray or ultrasound? ultrasound
Y. Your favorite food(s)?Chicken Chimi from Garcia's
Z. Zodiac sign? Virgo
Welp here it is on a Friday night and we can't make up our mind what to do. Should we go to WalMart to get some Gelins for Randy for his trip tomorrow or should we go to the movies and have a date night before he goes. Randy's mom for those of you that don't know already has Lymphoma and is currently under going Chemo for treatments. Randy is taking some time to go see her this weekend and will be back on the 13th.
All my buds of faith please keep her in your prayers as Randy is very close to his mom and we want this to go as smooth as possible.
They will all meet in Austin to visit and then return to Rolla to visit and then the next treatment will be the 12th.
Work is going well, I have a lot of new leads and great potential for the AZ market. The house is coming along well and I plan on doing a lot of finishing up while Randy is away. We installed over the Christmas holidays laminate flooring down the hall and out into the living room. It's half done and the rest is still carpet which will all be laminated wood when all is said and done.
I've been tagged by me best bud to fill out a survey online so I will keep this short and show you my likes and dislikes.
Love to all!

Monday, February 2, 2009


I may not be able to get to this but once a month and in the summer maybe less but I thought it would be neat to keep everyone updated in this link. I get to talk to my mom and most sisters often but for everyone else that live so far I thought this might work well.

Our new year started off great, I won two of four poker games that we played at our friend Skip and Tracy's on New Year Eve so that was a plus.

Randy won the first tournament of the year at our monthly game so that was a plus.

I won the Fort McDowell Free Roll on Superbowl Sunday!!! Out of 300 entries I made it to the final table and won the full $500 prize. How awesome is that!!! I'll see if I can figure out how to put the picture that Randy took on this site.

Thanks for checking this out and we'll all talk soon!!