Friday, August 31

My buddy KindlyRat needs hits!!! Hit 'im!!!!!!
Good Morning

I wish I didn't count down until every weekend. That makes it seem like I don't appreciate the week days........but I am just SO happy when it is Friday!!! And NOW.......I am going to drink my lightly flavored hazel nut coffee with lots of sugar and a little cream....and it is.......goooooood.

Wednesday, August 29

What's in your Name? - Demonstration Analysis


Your name of Dummy has given you a desire for self-expression and for positions that allow contact with people, free from the restrictions and monotony into which you are often drawn. Although you desire to be spontaneous and natural, you are often drawn into technical and methodical lines of endeavour and the incidentals of life. You are friendly by nature, but you cannot enjoy complete ease in association because of a difficulty in expressing yourself. While you can be exacting and thorough in whatever you decide to undertake, and desire to keep a well-ordered life with everything in its place, it is not easy for you to maintain the system and order you would like. There is conflict between your desires and your expression which does not allow scope for your capabilities. This lack of fulfilment of your deeper qualities tends to create repression and frustration. You enjoy sweet, rich foods, as well as meat and starches, and any indulgence would create skin disorders or possible intestinal trouble or growths.

Got this link from Miguel's site . He had put in the name "Wino" so I thought I would let them analyze a more Noble sounding name. What do you think?
Hi there

Things going well here. Have gotten a lot of work done, but truly need to work on some letters to go out to an apt. complex where I will be teaching a basic computer class once a week, for an hour. Just general typing and things. I will have to get with someone at one of the vo tech schools for some basic stuff. I think it will be a lot of fun!

Leroy and I are kind of on bad terms. I think I misunderstood something he said this morning, but it sounded confrontational so I accused him of attacking me. It was just his tone of voice. We were talking about the kid's rooms being messy and he said something like "Well you never let me handle the situation", and that is just not true. As a matter of fact I depend on him to help me with the kids because I am totally outnumbered. He is so seldom home anymore. He gets home about 7, eats, goes outside to work on whatever is out there, and that is it. So he really has not been helping as much as I need him to. He says I am getting mean. I admit, I got a little defensive, but I really just don't feel like agueing about ANYTHING. We are going to have to talk this one out. This is not one we can let go......maybe we will find time tonight.

Have hamburger meat layed out at home. Have no clue what I am going to do with it ;-)

Monday, August 27


Well, last night I made Chicken Soup . Sometimes I go all out with my cooking, but most of the time I do it the easy way. All these kids I've got will probably not like it as much if I make it too good **grin**. No really, this soup was great. It takes very little effort, but I would suggest croutons to on it.
News Flash

This guy that Leroy worked with was arrested. He used to come over here sometimes and he got on my nerves. He was loud and irratating. Not that loud really bothers me, shoot my hold household is loud. But this guy really got on my nerves. Leroy and his other friend John took this guy home one night (Art is his name). He got in a big fight with his girlfriend and his girlfriend's son (about 15) got in his face and the guy beat him up. He went to jail for that too, but got out and the girl took him back. dinner tonight Leroy told me the guy had went to jail, so we looked him up on the Internet and sure enough.....he was arrested for trying to rob a bank with a gun. In Florida, that's a minimum mandatory sentence of 20 years. What an idiot! Who trys to rob a bank now-a-days? I'll tell you........just idiots. Reason for it........Rock Cocaine of course. Rock Cocaine will make a person do the stupidest shit! I will say......I feel sorry for will be a long time before he's free. Wait........he's my age or just about.......40 years old......automatice 20 years, with NO chance of getting out sooner........DAAAANNNNGGG.....can you imagine. Drugs.----------------------He also drank quite a bit. I asked him last time he was over here, about a month ago, if he wanted to go to a meeting. You know alcohol makes you do stupid stuff too. MMmmmmm.........I think I am crazy enough without anything to make me crazier.

Well, I went to my arraignment today.........if you don't know about my wild jail ride, read May 19th through June whatever. Anyway.....I pled not guilty and go back to court on September 11th. The public defender said "no victim, no case", and with Joy in Oregon that is not a worry right this minute. Although I don't believe she would actually follow through if she were here. Then, again, who knows. This whole thing has been weird.

I go to the Liver Dr. tomorrow. I will talk about those issues in my twelve step blog to keep this one disease free. Hey, that's kind of funny------disease free blog (alcoholism and cirrhosis are both diseases)-------that kind of sounds like I have a healthy blog and a diseased blog, when I actually think my "diseased blog" has more "recovery" than this one ****BIG GRIN****. Oh, that's funny........mmmmmmmmmmm........guess you'ld have to be here.

I made chicken soup yesterday, and I have to put it on my new site. That's an easy one and good too! I am making breakfast for dinner tonight. The kids LOVE that!

Well, think I will go see if my buddy Daniel won the Kentucky lottery or power ball or whatever that thing was called.......wonder if he would blog if he won........???????

Sunday, August 26


Well, we already hit the Friday service (which is the same as the Sunday morning), so we are off to the beach. I'm a little tired this morning, but I want to get all the fun in I can before I go on medications (which may be Tuesday). Don't know how the side effects are going to be.

Lee Lee is looking over my shoulder while I am typing. She is amazed that I can type and not look at the keyboard. The fingers kind of move on their own ;-)

Better lay out something for dinner before I go.........How does chicken sound???

Saturday, August 25

Dinner and Recipe Site

Lots of the stuff I cook, I use frozen and mix stuff so I don't really think I can do an excellent recipe page......unless I can get people to send me recipes---I try them---and then put them on my site. I have a main page started with a link to the right---over there, but there is what's for dinner tonight.

I will be adding email links to all pages and hope folks send me (simple and good) recipes that I can share with folks. Lots of those recipe sites are too complicated. Know what I mean!
Brighter Day

I am so GRATEFUL to feel good today!! Had a rough couple of days ;-) (I am going to have to get me a smiley icon to use......I want a cute one it to me!)

Back with the groceries, forgot the coupons as usual, Mayfield Ice Cream was on sale, buy one---get one free, that is a savings of 5 bucks! I bought Turles and Moose Tracks.

I am waiting to try it!! I want to do the Moose Tracks first! Want some????????
Stuff Added

Okay, I added the guestbook maybe folks will sign it! SIGN THE GUESTBOOK, IF YOU HAVE ALREADY SIGNED IT, SIGN IT AGAIN. Ha ha ha ah.............mark you location on the WORLD MAP!!! lololol

I'll fix this thing when I get back from the grocery store. Let me see......I have a coupon for Sudafed, Wishbone Salad Dressing, and I must have thrown the rest away.....knowing I was not going to use them ;-)!!

I sent my Brother In Law Dwight a money order earlier this week and a postcard showing women's titties.......they have a lot of those kind of cards in Florida ;-)! Dwight is in a safe place.......I am going to send him another postcard today or maybe some pictures. I've been in his place before and wished that folks would send me stuff ;-). I go!
Good Morning!

Leroy is taking Jake, George, and Jamila to dump all that stuff I cleaned out of the back yard 3 weeks ago, and I am taking Lee Lee and Destiny to the grocery store.

I am trying to add some stuff back to this blog, that I took off when I was trying to find out what was wrong with it a couple of weeks here goes.........

Friday, August 24

Bullshit Analyzer

WARNING! This site contains 150% bullshit.
Bullshit score: 15p
mmmmmmmm, this thing acting crazy again ;-)
Better night

Church was good, the Pastor preached on GRACE. How there was nothing we can "do" to get to heaven or for God to love us. It is His gift to us, all we have to do is receive it, and believe it ;-)

We had sundae's after church. Now I am tired, but I can stay up as late as I want and sleep late in the morning ;-)

Did Taco Bell for dinner, not quite so tired as usual. Gonna go to church tonight. Have dwelt on negative stuff 'til it's running out my ears. Leroy is not home yet, so I don't know if he is going. I need it. Need some peace from my weird mind........tad depressed, but it will be okay........I hide it pretty good ;-).

Have to go to court on the Joy thing Monday morning. Dwelling on that too. Really need to talk to Leroy more, but I don't want to get him all screwed up mentally too. I am grateful though..........I have tons to be grateful for. Glad I found that message board on one has called me crazy there yet ;-) one in AA either............

Ah well...................need to catch my second wind to be able to go to church ;-)

Thursday, August 23


Had some bad news yesterday and didn't do any blogging. I have said I will save all my medical and AA stuff to my twelve step site and I will. What folks really want to know here in Jamie's Crazy Hectic Life is what is happening related to work or home, right??? So.......

What's for Dinner

Turkey ham, mashed potatoes, salad, some veggie (don't know which yet) and probably biscuits.


I am more tired than usual lately and have so much to keep up with. My house is messier than usual and I don't have the energy to beat the children into helping keep it clean. I would give ANYTHING (almost) just to have someone keep up with the laundry for me. Jake usually does it, but there is so much other stuff around here that needs to be done. When I had so many kids, I had no idea I would run out of energy midstream ;-)

Work is going well.

Well, I better peel this potatoes :-)

Tuesday, August 21


Work has really been getting consuming. People, reports, numbers, goals, statistics, employers.......... I have been here a long time and really have built the Career Resource Center from the basics, more staff means more details, more data to process. We are dealing with people, assisting them to find jobs, but for our funding sources we have to have demographics and be able to subdivide people numerous ways. Since we are a nonprofit and don't have big money to have an already formed tracking system, I have to set it up. Luckily, I have a good intake (data entry) person who is detail oriented and understands why the data is so important. The correct data that is. Well I have time for a cigarette before the Employability Skills Training class is over. I have to meet with at least one of the clients, and refer them out for postions available.

Monday, August 20

The beginning of the work week ;-)

Just a quick note. Up and at 'em this morning. Have to get the girls ready. Boys are done, Jake out the door. Leroy's breakfast and lunch made, my lunch made and my first cup of coffee is down the hatch. Have to plug in my curlers ;-).

Have a great day!!

Sunday, August 19

Sunday Morning

Well, all my good intentions of going to church today went down the tube! I really HAVE to get back on track. I made a good breakfast though...eggs, grits, and biscuits with apple butter. That is popular around here.

I went and played Bingo last night!!! I had BIG fun! Ten games at 50 cents a card, I played 4 cards each time and on game 10, I won the black out Bingo. Actually this other guy won, but he wasn't listening and had been waiting for an O74, which had already been called, so I called Bingo and then he realized it, and told we split the pot ;-)!! I got $25, and had spent $20, so I still won!

I keep visiting those interracial message boards and I really should leave them alone. No matter what you say, someone disagrees and they are not always nice. I have two message boards I like though, where people are nice.......they are both on Delphi. One is called "Tough Old Broads" and the other is "Hepatitis Central".

Leroy is mad again this morning. His attitude is really getting negative. I think some anger management is in order for him. I have to admit that I may question his opinion more than I should at times, but even when I don't he has issues all the time. Relationships take tons of work sometimes. I guess there are some folks that have smooth sailing all the time, but that is not the case around here. I think maybe some chocolate might help my attitude right now ;-). Leroy went to a friend's house. Maybe he needs to get out more and take some time for himself. I think we all need that, so that is probably a good are those M and M's.............
Is this the greatest site for Clay Figures, or what!!!???!!!

Friday, August 17

Out to Eat

Well, we went out to dinner tonight and it was GREAT!!! We went to this buffet called "Stacey's", the janitor at work (a good friend of mine) told me about it today, and I told Leroy. We usually to go to "Golden Corral" if we go out so Leroy was skeptical, but this place was wonderful. I was really hungry and ate a ton. I was already extremely tired, now I am going to go take a hot bath and lay down to watch TV.

You know what...........I am happy...........there are a few things I would change in my life if I could, but not many. Life is not perfect, but it is pretty damn good. And now I can remember most of it.........LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL
They have every kind of forum you can imagine here at Delphi! You can get feed back on almost anything. I am a convert!
Better Day

Well, I am not feeling sorry for myself today. Although sometimes it feels kind of good to feel sorry for yourself. I guess that means that I am thinking about myself some. I can be self centered at times and have to watch that, but most of the time I am putting my family first, what......if I feel sorry for myself occasionally.

What I ended up doing about it is praying, and you know what, that works. Prayer actually does work. Amazing, isn't it?

Thursday, August 16


I'm tired as usual........going to a meeting. Made prefab chicken sandwiches for dinner. Worked hard today at work........could use some coffee.........kinda depressed............feel kind of lonely.........scared shitless about this treatment for my liver/Hep C......don't want to talk to Leroy about him and scare one really to talk to about it even if I wanted to.......and I guess I do or else I would not have put it in here. I don't want to be optimistic and strong. I want to whine and be scared. I want to be weak for a change........mmmmmmmm.........that sounds familiar.........

Wednesday, August 15


If you have errors when you come to my page, you are gonna have to email me and let me know what they are and I will try to figure this junk out. I am no pro, I can tell you that. I'm learning though!

I've had a very productive day at work today. Got lots of stuff done. I think I did more today than gets done sometimes in a whole week! I have tons more to do tomorrow, plus I have two staff going to a community day at that leaves me with two staff here and me. By the way.......I add a link to my job occasionally.....I work at the Corporation to Develop Communities of Tampa, Inc. big secret or anything. I coordinate the Career Resource Center which assist people in finding employment.

A friend of mine asked me wasn't I afraid of some weirdo finding me or some KKK folks, etc. because I am so open with stuff on this Blog. Fact of the matter is, there are plenty of weirdos all around, not just on the for the KKK......I'm sure they have more important things to do than to interest themselves with a middle aged couple and their five children.

The opinions I express here are mine. Some of them are pretty weird though, so maybe the weirdos and I would have something in common (SMILE). I have read some blogs that (to my way of thinking) were a LOT stranger and even more revealing than mine. I have read a teenager's blog about what drugs they use, and a gay guy's blog about what sexual positions he prefers (that one had pictures). To me......THAT is telling a lot of stuff. When I discuss here about arguements that my husband and I have, I try to include the solution we had. I don't think it's too productive to discuss a problem without including a solution. Anyway.......most couple argue, some are louder than others, some folks never come up with solutions. So I guess I don't worry about the BOOGEY MAN getting me, but I appreciate my friend's concern. Shoot, if the boogey man got me (OR one of my kids) he would sure hurry to give us back.

Remind me to tell you about when I was the BOOGEY MAN..........

Tuesday, August 14

Pain in the butt

What a major pain. I found the problem, it was my comment codes. Now if you have a comment you will just have to email me ;-)!!
I need help with these errors on my page!

Monday, August 13

Back to work, and home again

Well today started off kind bad. Leroy and I got in an arguement about Jake and George. Jake had gotten up and started cooking one of the little frozen breakfasts I buy for Leroy and I. He has oatmeal or cereal usually, plus he gets fed at school. So I told Jake he could have that one (two breakfast burritos), but not to eat anymore because I buy a certain number and plan for the week. About half way through, George came in and asked could he have one. I told him No, that Jake wasn't even suppose to have one, and that he would be eatting at school (as would Jake actually). A couple of minute later, Jake got up from his seat to do something, and he had the burrito in his hand, stuck it in my face and asked did I want a bite (I get kind of sick if I eat early), I told him No.....but to give Georgie that last bit (he had another one left). Jake went in the kitchen and tried to gobble it down, so I got onto him. Leroy took up for Jake. It went from there, but we just got off the phone, and both of us agree.......we can NOT argue in front of the children anymore. It makes them feel insecure and scares them. They don't realize that we love each other anyway, we just disagree (loudly sometimes) ;-). So we will talk about it more tonight, and keep working on it. It's an ongoing thing you know. If we don't continue to communicate, loud stuff happens ;-).

Anyway........the day back from vacation was great. I didn't get much accomplished at work, but I got stuff organized. I've really got a full week ahead of me, but I am looking forward to it! We have new goals that are really going to hold us accountable, but that is fine with me. I enjoy a challenge!


I am doing bar-b-q leg quarters (skinned and fat cleaned WELL), brocolli, and french fries. I hope to get the kids settled early and be able to read and watch TV at the same time. I read during commercials (of which there are plenty!)

I got a package from my sister that included photos (I am going to try to scan a couple for the picture site), a little purse for Jamila, recipes (which she needs to start typing in and sending for my recipe pages when I do them), and Silymarin. That is milk thistle extract and they say it is good for your liver. She told me to buy some the other day because she read on the Internet about it. I wonder if she knew I didn't do it ;-)........mmmmm.........Thank you Paula. Somebody has to take care of me, I guess.

Leroy and I did manage to talk about my liver problems a little last night. I'm kinda not ready to talk much until I get a better story from the doctor. No sense in making folks think I'm dying before I'm dead ;-)!

All in all, today has been a GREAT day..........

Sunday, August 12


Well, the girls are in the pool (from K Mart *smile*) outside and I have dinner cooking. I'm just doing a goolash type of thing. Ground chuck, large can of mushroom soup with lowfat milk and white sauce mix, and elbow macaroni. I'll probably through in a can of corn and that will feed the whole bunch of them.

I do have to get the girls hair done tonight though, so I might let them wash it in the pool and put cream rinse on it before I leave for my 5:45 meeting. If I can get it combed out, at least, before I leave, then it will not be so much to have to deal with when I get back. I remember when I was pregnant with George (my first racially mixed child), I was so happy that he was not a girl because I didn't know how to deal with all that I have 3 little girls, all with diffrent degrees of kinkiness in the hair. Jamila is the hardest to deal with.......TONS of hair, thick and really curly. Lee Lee has less thick hair and not quite so curly. Destiny doesn't have a bunch of hair yet and I think it will be more like Lee Lee's.

I'll get a good night's sleep tonight, I betcha!
It is SO hot outside!

I have been working in the yard. It was so junky, I went outside this morning and almost cried. Leroy likes to be responsible for it, but if I don't go out there and get started, it doesn't get done. So I cleaned a ton of stuff up, and we have a BIG load to take to the dump (if I can get him to do that this week), and the yard is mowed and I expanded the front flower bed and added some plants my dad gave me, and moved the hybiscus to the front flower bed (hope it doesn't die). I'm pooped now though and am going to take a shower ;-)
End of my vacation

Well, it will be back to work for me tomorrow. I can't say I am looking forward to it, but I am not dreading it either. I have really enjoyed this time off.

We went to my Dad's yesterday and went swimming. I saw my aunt and uncle I haven't seen in close to 10 years although they have been right here in town ;-). It was a nice time. Leroy was helping someone work on their car, so he didn't get to come. Typical of him, but I ain't mad at 'im ;-). I was really tired when we got back. I did find a place though that has bingo for 50 cents a card and plays every Saturday night. I want to start doing that, it sounds like fun.

Now Leroy is saying my computer is an obsession..................I don't know. I know like working on it. I just had to transfer all the pictures over the Homestead, that was a pain. I took me forever to get a clear "scandisk" yesterday. I had to clear everything from the little bar down there, but it finally worked on a thorough scan and now I have to defrag. My computer is 3 years old and we can't afford a new one, so I have to take care of it.

Well, I better get breakfast ready.......

Saturday, August 11

Who's the boss?

I think it important that we all listen to the man song.

Friday, August 10

New Forum I found

I have never been into forums but I found a few lately my favorite being Tough Old Broads ........the following cucumber joke comes from there ;-)!

101 reasons why cucumbers are better than men

1. The average cucumber is at least 6 inches long.
2. Cucumbers stay hard for a week.
3. Cucumbers won't tell you size doesn't count.
4. Cucumbers don't get too excited.
5. Cucumbers never suffer from performance anxiety.
6. Cucumbers are easy to pick up.
7. You can fondle a cucumber in a supermarket....and you know how firm it is before you take it home.
8. Cucumbers can get away any weekend.
9. With a cucumber you can get a single room.... and you won't have to check-in as Mrs. Cucumber.
10. A cucumber will always respect you in the morning.
11. You can go to a movie with a cucumber.... and see the movie.
12. You can go to a drive-in with a cucumber.... and you can stay in the front seat.
13. With a cucumber you can always wait until you get home.
14. A cucumber won't eat all the popcorn.... or send you out for Milk Duds.
15. A cucumber won't drag you to a John Wayne Film Festival.
16. A cucumber won't ask: "Am I the first?".
17. A cucumber doesn't care if you're a virgin.
18. Cucumbers won't tell other cucumbers you're a virgin.
19. Cucumbers won't tell anyone you're not a virgin anymore.
20. With a cucumber you don't have to be a virgin more than once.
21. Cucumbers can handle rejection.
22. Cucumbers won't pout if you have a headache.
23. Cucumbers won't care what time of the month it is.
24. Cucumbers never want to get it on when your nails are wet.
25. Cucumbers won't give it up for Lent.
26. With a cucumber you never have to say you're sorry.
27. Afterwards, a cucumber won't: ...want to shake hands and be friends.
28. ...say, "I'll call you a cab".
29. ...tell you he's not the marrying kind.
30. ...tell you he is the marrying kind.
31. his ex-wife or therapist.
32. ...take you to confession.
33. Cucumbers don't leave you wondering for a month.
34. Cucumbers won't make you go to the drugstore.
35. Cucumbers won't tell you a vasectomy will ruin it for them.
36. A cucumber a day keeps the OB-GYN away.
37. A cucumber won't work your crossword with ink.
38. A cucumber isn't allergic to your cat.
39. With a cucumber you don't have to play Florence Nightingale during the Flu season.
40. Cucumbers never answer your phone or borrow your car.
41. A cucumber won't eat all your food or drink all your liquor.
42. A cucumber doesn't turn your bathroom into a library.
43. A cucumber won't go through your medicine chest.
44. A cucumber doesn't use your toothbrush, roll-on, or hairspray.
45. Cucumbers won't leave hair on the sink or a ring in the tub.
46. Cucumbers won't write your name and number on the men's room wall.
47. Cucumbers don't have sex hangups.
48. Cucumbers won't make you wear kinky clothes or go to bed with your boots on.
49. Cucumbers aren't into rope & leather, talking dirty, or swinging with fruits & nuts.
50. You can have as many cucumbers as you can handle.
51. You can eat cucumbers when you feel like it.
52. Cucumbers never need a round of applause.
53. Cucumbers won't ask: "Am I the best? How was it? Did you come? How many times?"
54. Cucumbers aren't jealous of your Gynecologist, Ski Instructor, or Hair Dresser.
55. A cucumber won't want to join your sports group.
56. A cucumber never wants to improve your mind.
57. Cucumbers aren't into meaningful conversations.
58. Cucumbers won't ask about your Last Lover.... or speculate about your next one.
59. A cucumber will never make a scene because there are other cucumbers in the refrigerator.
60. A cucumber won't mind hiding in the refrigerator when your mother is over.
61. No matter how old you are, you can always get a fresh cucumber.
62. Cucumbers don't leave whisker burns, fall asleep on your chest, or drool on the pillow.
63. A cucumber won't give you a hickey.
64. Cucumbers can stay up ALL night.... and you won't have to sleep on the wet spot.
65. Cucumbers don't leave dirty shorts on the floor.
66. A cucumber never forgets to flush the toilet.
67. A cucumber doesn't flush the toilet while you are taking a shower.
68. With a cucumber, the toilet seat is always the way you left it.
69. Cucumbers don't compare you to a center fold.
70. Cucumbers don't count to 10.
71. Cucumbers don't tell you they liked you better with long hair.
72. A cucumber will never leave you ... ...for another woman.
73. ...for another man.
74. ...for another cucumber.
75. A cucumber will never call and say "I have to work late, Honey",and then come home smelling like another woman.
76. A cucumber never snaps your bra, pinches your butt, or gives you a snuggy.
77. You always know where a cucumber has been.
78. A cucumber never has to call "the wife".
79. Cucumbers never have mid-life crises.
80. A cucumber won't leave you for a cheerleader or an ex-nun.
81. Cucumbers don't play the guitar and try to find themselves.
82. You won't find out later that your cucumber ... married.
83. on penicillin.
84. ...likes you - but loves your brother.
85. A cucumber doesn't have softball practice on the day you move.
86. Cucumbers never tell you what they did on R&R.
87. A cucumber won't ask for a promotion just when you're up for a promotion.
88. Cucumbers don't care if you make more money than they do.
89. Cucumbers won't wear a leisure suit to your office Christmas party.
90. A cucumber won't leave town on New Year's Eve.
91. A cucumber won't take you to disco and dump you for a flashy outfit.
92. Cucumbers never want to take you home to mom.
93. A cucumber doesn't care if you always spent the holidays with your family.
94. A cucumber won't ask to be put through Med School.
95. A cucumber won't tell you he's outgrown you intellectually.
96. Cucumbers never expect you to have little cucumbers.
97. Cucumbers don't say "Let's keep trying until we have a boy".
98. A cucumber won't insist the little cukes be raised Catholic, Jewish, or Orthodox Vegetarian.
99. It's easy to drop a cucumber.
100. A cucumber will never contest a divorce, demand a property settlement, or seek custody of anything.
101. No matter how you slice it, you can have your cuke and eat it too!

Thursday, August 9

Dinner over, time for dessert

I put a large Roast in the oven this morning about 11 a.m. I put it on 275 degree because I knew I had to leave the house. I went to the post office, went by my office to pick up my calendar, went to an AA meeting, went to lunch with a friend, went to K-Mart to take back some shorts and get George some T shirts, went by the grocery store, came home, finished all school paperwork and by 5 p.m. the roast was perfect (the way Leroy likes it). I made Macaroni and cheese, and opened a can of green beans and accidentally opened a can of peas so I just mixed them ;-), we had cuban bread with it. Now I am going to server Edy's Frozen Yogurt, Caramel Praline Crunch for most of us, Vanilla for the rest. If you're ever in Tampa, I'll invite you to dinner ;-)
Biopsy Results

Well the results are in and they are............I do have severe liver fibrosis. What does that mean? I don't know.........I have read some stuff on the Internet, but I can't seem to find what I want. If anyone wants to send me links to good info that would be great. I have called the Dr. back AGAIN to ask more questions. I have an appt. either later this month or next month and he is going to start treatment then. I have to ask about that when and if he calls back too.

I am a tad bummed out.............a little scared...............more pissed than anything else. It's like, how dare I have big problems, I only destroyed my body 95% of the time, I was good the other 5%. That's a joke y'all ;-). Ah well.......I still have dinner to finish and I have to go look at the pictures that were taken at Destiny's daycare. Got everything else done today except the cell phone thing.

I need potatoes to go with my roast ;-)

Why doesn't time fly by like this on work days. There is just not enough minutes for anything. Well, I have to go now and put dinner on, then go to K Mart and return some shorts and buy Georgie some shirts, and go by the cell phone store and find out where my real phone is (I have had a loaner forever), plus I have to call about an appt that needs to be rescheduled, and get the pictures ready to send my sister, then I need to get the first day of school packets all signed for the kids...............all this when Maury is over ;-)
I really should be trying to clean, but I can't stay away from The Maury Show that's on now!!
Now this is more up my alley. I am more interested in 20 Ways to Stay Frugal than I am with who's mad at who about being whatever color they are, with who ever they want to be with ;-)!
Since I have been on vacation I have found lot of folks interested in Harmony and Acceptance. I haven't had a chance to read it all, I'm so busy trying to catch up on laundry ;-)!

Wednesday, August 8

The fastest day ever

Today seems to have flown by.........I had fun getting the pictures from the vacation and putting some up on my picture site. Tomorrow I am going to send my sister copies of all of them.

I just got in the house from smoking a cigarette. Yes, I still smoke ;-). Bugs are thick out there. What we have plenty of here are mosquitoes, frogs, and lizards. When you go outside, it sounds like the swamps in the movies.

I am planning an early night tonight......................bubble bath and COURT TV. I really am a COURT TV freak. Now I have *discovered* the Discovery Channel as well though, and they have lots of forensic stuff on it. Anyway, enough of my weirdness........
New pictures!!!

I have added some new pictures to the PICTURE PAGE !!! Hope you like them, let me know! I plan on adding more but it takes a while to edit them for size, etc. and I have so much to do around here in the few more days that I am off work. That's right..........I don't go back to work until Monday!!!!

What's for dinner????

Well, like I mentioned earlier.....I have been wanting a pot of beans, so I did what I said I was going to do.....we are having pinto beans ***now I put in a large onion, lemon pepper, seasoning salt, fresh squeezed garlic, and smoked turkey wings to mine***, yellow rice, and corn bread. Georgie is probably going to bake the corn bread and make some oatmeal cookies since is Aunt Paula gave him the mix.
I found this interesting.........Two White Gay Daddies, A Black Adopted Baby and Racism.
What A Great Time

We had a wonderful time in Gulfport/Biloxi, Mississippi. I would highly recommend it and especially Captain Ed's Cottages!!! We stayed in a poolside apartment that sleeps 8 people. Everything was provided in the kitchen for cooking, etc. It was so cozy. We were right across from the beach as well.

The highlight of the vacation was, of course, being able to see my Sister Paula and her family. What a great reunion! I guess I was a little nervous before they got there (we arrived first), but then it was like that it was always okay. We talked, cooked, went to the beach, the pool and took the kids to an amusement park. My poor little niece Brianna was sick the whole time, but was a real little trouper and I think she had fun in between boughts of illness. She is only 5. Then there was my Nephew---Dalton. He just turned three (which is the same age as Destiny). What a sweet little boy. I think he really liked Jacob.

Of course Leroy and Paula's husband Brian, got along famously. They talked about trucks and heavy equipment, and what ever else men talk about that most women couldn't care less about. He was a great guy. For some reason that surprised me (I hate to admit that), I guess I thought that no one could be good enough for my little sister, but he is really a good fella', and a perfect husband and father by the looks of things. I am so happy for them. They have such a lovely family, and we enjoyed the time we spent together so much! I wish there was a way we could do that every year. It really could be done fairly inexpensively, and 3 nights, four days, seems to be plenty time to have fun and enjoy. Will have to see.........

First Day of School

Leroy and I are still on "vacation", he is still asleep and I got up early and got the kids ready for school and took them down there. The school is only 2 blocks away. I took them each to their classrooms and met their teachers. George is in 4th grade now, Jamila in 3rd, and Lee Lee is 1st. I didn't get Destiny in HeadStart this year, but she will be able to go next year.

I am so glad uniforms are not mandatory this year. Then you have to buy regular clothes and uniforms and when you have a lot of kids that can become expensive.

Getting back to normal.......

Now that we are home and the kids are back in school, I need to start working on getting this back situated. I am going to make my first cup of coffee for the morning, and start working on my Quicken (home accounting) to see, how well (or not) that I did on my budget. I already have clothes washing, and I want to spend some time today getting this house in order. Then, I think, I will plan on cooking a big dinner. Might make that pot of beans I've been wanting to cook for quite a while. That sounds good......pinto beans with smoked turkey wings and cornbread.

Leroy told me all I had to do was make a list and he would do stuff I need done around the house. Cool, huh?!?!? I think I would even like to get a couple of rooms painted. We have 5 whole days before we go back to work...............

Tuesday, August 7

We're back!!!

And have a hundred things to do for school starting tomorrow.............later for this ;-)

Saturday, August 4

One more try for th Road.......

It would be a shame if I couldn't say Adios to y'all out I will try again. We are getting reading to get on the road now. Couldn't sleep til amost 12 midnite last night but now am strangly refreshed. Talk to ya Wednesday!

Friday, August 3

Hasta La Vista Baby!
One more try
I am trying to do my great last post and it won't post, but when this posts I am going to be ;-)
Won't post
We are gone at 2 a.m.

This will be my last little note for a couple of days. I did want to tell you this though. We went to Best Buy yesterday to get some tape for the camcorder and Leroy insisted the 8mm was the right size. I told him it looked too skinny but we bought it. Thank goodness I checked it out today, and what we really needed was VHS-C, so I took the stuff back, stood in line, the lady asked did I want to exchange it, well yes....that is what I told the guy at front, okay she said, go find what I wanted and come back, then I waited while the sales person helped someone who didn't buy anything, and then they didn't have what I needed, back to customer service, credit the credit card, drive down to Circuit City, GOT IT!!!! Did I go off? Did I bite anyone's head off? NO! I didn't. In a meeting today I heard someone say they were practicing "LOVE AND TOLERANCE". So I kept saying that over and over in my head. Love and tolerance, love and tolerance, love and tolerance.

Now we are all packed and ready to go!!!!!! Talk to y'all the mean time visit my buddies down on the left side!!!! Bye!!!!!!

Thursday, August 2

K Mart plus

Okay, we made a trip back to K Mart to get Leroy some shorts for the trip, he grew out of this other one ;-), but I grew into them ;-). Had to get other stuff too. Couple hundred bucks worth. We needed lots of stuff, including new toothbrushes and that's the truth. My Neice is sick now, but if something can go wrong it will, I think she will get better though, I certainly hope so. It would be a shame for her to be sick on the vacation.

Well, more packing!
Our Vacation

I am a nervous wreck. I packed all the clothes for the 3 little girls last night and for Georgie, Jake can do his, but I have to get all the other stuff done and I'm not even sure what I need. I'm out of it. Paula if you read this, call me and let me know what your list is so I can compare. This is stressful!

I just want to go!! I am taking off at noon today, going to a meeting and to the Dr. and then home. Then I am taking off at noon tomorrow to finish things off. I need help!!

Wednesday, August 1

City of Tampa

There's a lot going on with the City of Tampa right now. Married men having affairs and building their mistress's houses using contractors that are used by the city to build low income homes. There's a lot more than that, but that is in the fore front right now. I have nothing to do with the "City of Tampa", but I seem to get all the inside scope after the fact. This woman was also promoted a ot without being qualified. What is strange to me, is that there is a lot of that kind of thing going on. Does that make it normal? I guess that is just not my kind of normal. I was telling another lady I know about it. She works for the Sheriff's Department here. She told me that goes on all the time at her work as well.

I really don't like to judge people. My life is too weird to wonder about somebody elses. The only thing I can say is this........I would not cheat on my husband and I really don't think my husband would cheat on me. Maybe things change after 20 years, but by then we will be too old to cheat anyway ;-)! I kind of feel sorry for folks that have to live their life that way, and they would probably feel sorry for me with all the junk that goes on in my little family (Joy, etc.). I guess we all have to do what makes us happy as individuals, but when you are married, it seems you have a responsibility to (at least) not intentionally harm the person you made that commitment to. I don't know much about a lot of things. That's just the way I choose to live.