Monday, December 30

Okay, if you have a web cam, email me! I want to play with my new present, cleanly of course!
The FBI can now track terrorists online by watching every click they make.

Saturday, December 28

Okay, my desk is clear! I have a web cam now. I wish I knew how to put a live feed up here, I would. If anyone knows they can tell me.

I had a great Christmas. I actually got presents! And stuff I liked!

I have to start back to school the 3rd, but I am off work until the 6th.

Patty is still here, and that's okay for now. She has been a good help around the house. I am on my way to Sam's Club now.

I have played so many PlayStation 2 games and watched so many movies this last week. I need to put a list here.

Wednesday, December 25

Tuesday, December 24

You can always go on a Christmas Stroll...............
Twas the night before Christmas
and all through the town
Not a sign of Baby Jesus -
was anywhere to be found.

The people were all busy
with Christmas time chores -
like decorating, and baking,
and shopping in stores.

No one sang "Away in a manger -
no crib for a bed."
Instead, they sang of Santa -
dressed up in bright red.

Mama watched Martha Stewart -
Papa drank beer from a tap.
As hour upon hour
the presents they'd wrap.

Then what from the T.V.
did they suddenly hear?
'Cept an ad - which told
of a big sale at Sears.

So away to the mall
they all flew like a flash -
Buying things on credit -
and others with cash!

And, as they made their way home
From their trip to the mall,
Did they think about Jesus?
Oh, no - not at all.

Their lives were so busy
with the Christmas time things
No time to remember
Christ Jesus, the King.

There were presents to wrap
and cookies to bake.
How could they stop and remember
Who died for their sake?

To pray to the Savior -
they had no time to stop.
Because they needed more time
to "Shop til they dropped!"

On Walmart! On K-mart!
On Target! On Penney's!
On Hallmark! On Zales!
A quick lunch at Denny's!

From the big stores downtown
to the stores at the mall,
They would dash away, dash away,
and visit them all!

And up on the roof,
there arose such a clatter -
As grandpa hung icicle lights up
on his brand new step ladder.

He hung lights that would flash.
He hung lights that would twirl.
Yet, he never once prayed-
to Jesus- Light of the World.

Christ's eyes - how they twinkle!
Christ's Spirit - how merry!
Christ's love - how enormous!
All our burdens -He'll carry!

So instead of being busy,
overworked, and uptight -
Let's put Christ back in Christmas-
and enjoy some good nights
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Christmas Eve!

The kids had me up early this morning, because I generally let them open one gift on Christmas Eve. No gifts will be open today! They are running me crazy.

Patty has been a big help around the house, and I appreciate it. I am going to lay out the spiral ham and start looking and figuring out my menu for tomorrow. My sister Paula sent her famous Cranberry-pumpkin bread! It lasted about 2 seconds!!

You know, God is really good to us. My Dad and Jane came over yesterday and that was wonderful! I really enjoy the life that God has given us here. Ups and downs included!
There are names of 16 Books of the Bible mentioned in the paragraphs below. See how many you can find. Some are in one word; some are a part of two or three words. Give it a try, send it to 10 New friends, and you'll receive a link to the answer. Good Luck!!




I once made a remark about the hidden books of the Bible. It was a lulu; kept people looking so hard for facts, and for others it was a revelation. Some were in a jam, especially since the names of the books were not capitalized. But the truth finally struck home to numbers of our readers. To others it was a real job!

We want it to be a most fascinating few moments for you. Yes there will be some really easy ones to spot. Others may require judges to help them decide. I will quickly admit it usually takes a minister to find one of them, and there will be loud lamentations when it is found!

A little lady says she brews a cup of tea so she can concentrate better. See how well you can compete. Relax now, for there really are sixteen names of the books of the Bible in these paragraphs.



Monday, December 23

Cyber Wreath
Snow balls!
Happy Holidays!!
A great night last night! Caroling with the church! You can't beat that.

We went back to the church afterwards and had cider or cocoa and desserts.

Lee Lee is not feeling well today though and will be in bed today. I hope she is better by Christmas Day!

Friday, December 20

Because of HIM.............
Okay, most stuff wrapped. Got Patty (client/friend) out of jail yesterday. Getting her prepared to go in the House of Hope. She will be the first one in this Christian Halfway House that I have helped with! I'm excited!

Thursday, December 19

Abe Brown Ministries made a difference in my life several years ago. This is a wonderful man and a wonderful program. Check it out!

Wednesday, December 18

Small presents for all the teachers..............all cards mailed out. Some gifts to go back to WalMart, I bought a size 2 shoes for the girls instead of a 5. What's wrong with me.
Lee Lee got baptised Sunday. It was great. The Pastor made sure she understood everything first, baptised her, then she SWAM to the side of the baptismal and got out.
Moma, I can't smell a thing, **snuff, snuff**, all I can smell is fresh boogers.

Tuesday, December 17



I am one of the Ladies of Distinction, you can see the LOD Inn all dressed up for the holidays!
I can related to the follow Carols...................
CHRISTMAS CAROLS FOR THE
PSYCHIATRICALLY CHALLENGED

Schizophrenia --- Do You Hear What I Hear?

Multiple Personality Disorder --- We Three Queens Disoriented Are

Dementia --- I Think I'll be Home for Christmas

Narcissistic --- Hark the Herald Angles Sing About Me

Manic --- Deck the Halls and Walls and House and Lawn and Streets and Stores and Office and Town and Cars and Busses and Trucks and trees and Fire Hydrants and......

Paranoid --- Santa Claus is Coming to Get me

Borderline Personality Disorder --- Thoughts of Roasting
on an Open Fire

Personality Disorder --- You Better Watch Out, I'm Gonna Cry, I'm Gonna Pout, Maybe I'll tell You Why

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder ---Jingle Bells, jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells,
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, .......................................TO INFINITY!

Saturday, December 14

Christmas Prayer
We had a wonderful picnic at the church today, but those kids sure can make a mess!! Leroy worked on the church's riding mower.

We took three of the George's friends with us and they all played football after we ate. Tons of kids were playing basketball, and most of the little girls were on the gym set. They had smoked a pig, we had baked beans, potatoe salad, salad, corn, bread, desserts, it was good!

I have been messing around online and checking out some of the Christian message boards, and you know what, some folks are really different..........plus there is a whole population of people that like to bait these people who are "different". Odd stuff going on out there is cyber space.

I know one thing, and that is God is Love! His number one directive is to LOVE ONE ANOTHER. Does that mean, only love people who believe like you do..................that's not what it says to me...........it says Love Your Neighbor and I think I remember it saying to Love those who despise you. You know what, God has made me really happy..............each day is a miracle, and I just want to share that goodness!

Friday, December 13

Santa lives at the North Pole
JESUS is everywhere
Santa rides in a sleigh
JESUS rides on the wind and walks on the water
Santa comes but once a year
JESUS is an ever present help

Santa fills your stocking with goodies
JESUS supplies all your needs
Santa comes down your chimney uninvited
JESUS stands at your door and knocks and then enters your
heart when invited
You have to wait in line to see Santa
JESUS is as close as the mention of His Name

Santa lets you sit on his lap
JESUS lets you rest in His Arms
Santa doesn't know your name, all he can say is "Hi little boy or
girl, what's your name?"
JESUS knew our name before we did
Not only does He know our name, He knows our address too.
He knows our history and future and He even knows how many
hairs are on our heads

Santa has a belly like a bowl full of jelly
JESUS has a heart full of love
All Santa can offer is Ho,Ho, Ho
JESUS offers health, help and hope
Santa says, "You better watch out, you better not cry;"
JESUS says. . . . .
"Cast all your cares on Me for I care for you"

Santa's little helpers make toys
JESUS makes new life, mends wounded hearts, repairs broken
homes and builds mansions
Santa may make you chuckle but
JESUS gives you joy that is your strength
While Santa puts gifts under your tree
JESUS became our gift and died on a tree

We need to remember Who CHRISTmas is all about. We need to put CHRIST
back in CHRISTmas. The perfect Gift from GOD.
JESUS ... the real and only REASON for the season!!!!!!!!!

Happy CHRISTmas!!! And may the year 2003 be an exciting,
fulfilling, healthy and happy year for you!!!


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Monday, December 9

THREE TREES:

Once there were three trees on a hill in
the woods. They were discussing their hopes and
dreams when the first tree said, "Someday I hope
to be a treasure chest. I could be filled with
gold, silver and precious gems. I could be
decorated with intricate carving and everyone
would see the beauty."

Then the second tree said, "Someday I will
be a mighty ship. I will take kings and queens
across the waters and sail to the corners of the
world. Everyone will feel safe in me because of
the strength of my hull."

Finally the third tree said, "I want to
grow to be the tallest and straightest tree in
the forest. People will see me on top of the
hill and look up to my branches, and think of the
heavens and God and how close to them I am
reaching. I will be the greatest tree of all time
and people will always remember me."

After a few years of praying that their
dreams would come true, a group of woodsmen came
upon the trees. When one came to the first tree
he said, "This looks like a strong tree, I think
I should be able to sell the wood to a
carpenter,"and he began cutting it down. The tree
was happy, because he knew that the carpenter
would make him into a treasure chest.

At the second tree the woodsman said,
"This looks like a strong tree, I should be able
to sell it to the shipyard." The second tree was
happy because he knew he was on his way to
becoming a mighty ship.

When the woodsmen came upon the third
tree, the tree was frightened because he knew
that if they cut him down his dreams would not
come true. One of the woodsmen said, "I don't
need anything special from my tree, I'll take
this one," and he cut it down.

When the first tree arrived at the
carpenters, he was made into a feed box for
animals. He was then placed in a barn and filled with
hay.

This was not at all what he had prayed for. The
second tree was cut and made into a small fishing
boat. His dreams of being a mighty ship and
carrying kings had come to an end. The third tree
was cut into large pieces and left alone in the
dark. The years went by, and the trees forgot
about their dreams.

Then one day, a man and woman came to the
barn. She gave birth and they placed the baby in
the hay in the feed box that was made from the
first tree. The man wished that he could have
made a crib for the baby, but this manger would
have to do. The tree could feel the importance
of this event and knew that it had held the
greatest treasure of all time.

Years later, a group of men got in the
fishing boat made from the second tree. One of
them was tired and went to sleep. While they were
out on the water, a great storm arose and the
tree didn't think it was strong enough to keep
the men safe. The men woke the sleeping man, and
He stood and said "Peace" and the storm stopped.
At this time, the tree knew that it had carried
the King of Kings in its boat.

Finally, someone came and got the third
tree. It was carried through the streets as the
people mocked the man who was carrying it. When they
came to a stop, the man was nailed to the tree
and raised in the air to die at the top of a
hill. When Sunday came, the tree came to realize
that it was strong enough to stand at the top of
the hill and be as close to God as was possible,
because Jesus had been crucified on it.

The moral of this story is that when
things don't seem to be going your way, always
know that God has a plan for you. If you place
your trust in Him, He will give you great gifts.
Each of the trees got what they wanted, just not
in the way they had imagined. We don't always
know what God's plans are for us. We just know
that His ways are not our ways, but His ways are
always best.

Saturday, December 7

Go look at the current photo link over on the left side!!
So busy here! But it's great! Had a Christmas banquet for our Angel Tree Kids this evening! These are kids of men and women in prison that our church buys gifts for. My family had a little boy named KJ. He was a doll, and his mother was very nice too!

I have been in school yesterday and today, and tomorrow will be my last class for this semester!

Thursday, November 28

Boiled Peanuts

I wish I could do a poll and see what other parts of the country and/or world eat boiled peanuts. I was raised in California. They do NOT do boiled peanuts in California.

Oh, Happy Thanksgiving, BTW. I can't even begin to tell you how thankful I am!

Monday, November 25

THANKSGIVING POEM
TWAS THE NIGHT OF THANKSGIVING,
BUT I JUST COULDN'T SLEEP
I TRIED COUNTING BACKWARDS,
I TRIED COUNTING SHEEP.
THE LEFTOVERS BECKONED -
THE DARK MEAT AND WHITE
BUT I FOUGHT THE TEMPTATION
WITH ALL OF MY MIGHT
TOSSING AND TURNING WITH ANTICIPATION
THE THOUGHT OF A SNACK BECAME INFATUATION.
SO, I RACED TO THE KITCHEN, FLUNG OPEN THE DOOR
AND GAZED AT THE FRIDGE, FULL OF GOODIES GALORE.
GOBBLED UP TURKEY AND BUTTERED POTATOES,
PICKLES AND CARROTS, BEANS AND TOMATOES.
I FELT MYSELF SWELLING SO PLUMP AND SO ROUND,
'TIL ALL OF A SUDDEN, I ROSE OFF THE GROUND.
I CRASHED THROUGH THE CEILING,
FLOATING INTO THE SKY
WITH A MOUTHFUL OF PUDDING
AND A HANDFUL OF PIE.
BUT, I MANAGED TO YELL AS I SOARED PAST THE TREES....
HAPPY EATING TO ALL - PASS THE CRANBERRIES, PLEASE.
MAY YOUR STUFFING BE TASTY,
MAY YOUR TURKEY BE PLUMP.
MAY YOUR POTATOES 'N GRAVY
HAVE NARY A LUMP,
MAY YOUR YAMS BE DELICIOUS
MAY YOUR PIES TAKE THE PRIZE,
MAY YOUR THANKSGIVING DINNER
STAY OFF OF YOUR THIGHS.
MAY YOUR THANKSGIVING BE BLESSED!!
What a great weekend!

Leroy went up for baptizim and I could not be happier. Now we can all formally join the church. We have just been waiting on "Daddy".

I got all the stuff from WalMart that I had on layaway out and took it up to my Dad's house in Zepherhills. It was nice to see "Grandpa", and I got to see a lot of old pictures he had as well. He is going to email me them.

I am off this week, and have a ton of work to do! Better get to it.

Thursday, November 21

1. Falling in love.

2. Laughing so hard your face hurts.

3. A hot shower.

4. No lines at the supermarket

5. A special glance.

6. Getting mail

7. Taking a drive on a pretty road.

8. Hearing your favorite song on the radio.

9. Lying in bed listening to the rain outside.

10. Hot towels fresh out of the dryer.

11. Finding the sweater you want is on sale for half price.

12. Chocolate milkshake. (or vanilla!) (or strawberry)

13. A long distance phone call.

14. A bubble bath.

15. Giggling.

16. A good conversation.

17. The beach

18. Finding a $20 bill in your coat from last winter.

19. Laughing at yourself.

20. Midnight phone calls that last for hours.

21. Running through sprinklers.

22. Laughing for absolutely no reason at all.

23. Having someone tell you that you're beautiful.

24. Laughing at an inside joke.

25. Friends.

26. Accidentally overhearing someone say something nice about you.

27. Waking up and realizing you still have a few hours left to sleep.

28. Your first kiss (either the very first or with a new partner).

29. Making new friends or spending time with old ones.

30. Playing with a new puppy.

31. Having someone play with your hair.

32. Sweet dreams.

33. Hot chocolate.

34. Road trips with friends.

35. Swinging on swings.

36. Wrapping presents under the Christmas tree while eating cookies and drinking your favorite tipple.

37. Song lyrics printed inside your new CD so you can sing along without feeling stupid.

38. Going to a really good concert.

39. Making eye contact with a cute stranger

40. Winning a really competitive game.

41. Making chocolate chip cookies.

42. Having your friends send you home-made cookies.

43. Spending time with close friends.

44. Seeing smiles and hearing laughter from your friends.

45. Holding hands with someone you care about.

46. Running into an old friend and realizing that some things (good or bad) never change

47. Riding the best roller coasters over and over.

48. Watching the _expression on someone's face as they open a much desired present from you.

49. Watching the sunrise.

50. Getting out of bed every morning and being grateful for another beautiful day.

Wednesday, November 20

Did you know Hungry Howie's Pizza has specials on Wednesday. Cheese Pizza for $3.99 and an extra dollar for any topping.

I'm full.

Work has be stretched out! I'm still working out at the YMCA. I love the aerobics instructed that teaches on Monday and Wednesday, but I can't go on Wed. because we go to church. I make the Mon. class though. He is so much fun! He flirts with the other girl's and it tickles me. I think he knows they need to be flirted with, know what I mean? We all love the class though!\

I bought a hand made wooden bowl from my online friend AL, who I have been corresponding with for about 7 years. He and his wife life up north. It's funny because this is the first time I have ever known what town he lived in. They are retired in their 70s and have a ton of Grandsons.

It's a beautiful bowl, and I will always have it to remind me of my friend AL.

Sunday, November 17

Just got home from Church. Pre cooked a roast yesterday with onion and carrotts, just boiling some potatoes today and Georgie made some corn bread.

I'm really tired, but the weather is changing and I am glad. It's getting cooler finally!

Friday, November 15

How To Bake a Cake



Light the oven, get out the bowl, spoons and all the ingredients.

Grease the pan and crack the nuts.

Remove 18 building blocks and seven toy cars from the kitchen table.

Measure two cups of flour. Remove Johnny's hands from the flour. Wash flour off Johnny.

Put flour, baking powder and salt in sifter. Get dustpan and sweep up the pieces of bowl that Johnny knocked on the floor.

Get another bowl.

Go answer the front doorbell.

Return to kitchen.

Remove Johnny's hands from the bowl. Wash Johnny.

Get out egg.

Answer the phone.

Return. Pick up greased pan.

Remove 1/4 inch of salt from pan. Glare for Johnny.

Return to kitchen and find Johnny. Remove his hands from bowl. Wash shortening, etc. off him.

Pick up greased pan and find 1/4 inch layer of nutshells in it.

Head for Johnny, who flees, knocking bowl off table.

Wash the kitchen floor. Wash table. Wash walls. Wash dishes.

Call the baker and order cake.

LIE DOWN AND REST!

Wednesday, November 13








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Tuesday, November 12

Does this new Java work?
Prayer Before Eating

Little Johnny went with his mom and dad to his grandmother's house for
dinner. When little Johnny received his plate he started eating right away.

"Johnny, wait until we say our prayer," said his mother.

"I don't have to," the boy replied.

"Of course, you do," his mother insisted. "We say a prayer before eating
at our house."

"That's our house," Johnny explained. "But this is Grandma's house, and she
knows how to cook!"

Friday, November 8

I had a sinus infection and haven't really felt well the last couple of days. I am going to bed now, so I can get plenty of rest for school all day tomorrow!
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Wednesday, November 6

I just can't seem to do enough. There is just too much work to do.

The kids are crazy. Jamila is 9 going on 19. I'm tired.

I am not even going to tell you what Leroy is up to. Guess. It is NOT good!

Sunday, November 3

I actually redid my dining room chairs today. Painted and recovered the seats!

I finally found a inexpensive cow mail box!!! Leroy put it up! It looks great to me LOLOLOL!

I made sausage gravey for dinner. I'm still hungry though. I am going to take a shower and lay down and read.

Friday, November 1

Cambridge Dictionaries Online
Below is a wonderful message Audrey Hepburn wrote when she was asked to share her "beauty tips." It was read at her funeral years later.

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.

For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.

For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.

For beautiful hair, let a child run his/her fingers through it once a day.

For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.

People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.

Thursday, October 31

Teaching a class this week. My last one that I am teaching for the Pulling for Progress class.

The kids are going trick or treating. Jake is taking them

Friday, October 25

Okay, so I'm corny! But you HAVE to listen to this RIGHT HERE, okay?
Things I learned from Noah's Ark...
One: Don't miss the boat.
Two: Remember that we are all in the same boat.
Three: Plan ahead. It wasn't raining when Noah built the Ark.
Four: Stay fit. When you're 600 years old, someone may ask you to do something really big.
Five: Don't listen to critics; just get on with the job that needs to be done.
Six: Build your future on high ground.
Seven: For safety's sake, travel in pairs.
Eight: Speed isn't always an advantage. The snails were on board with the cheetahs.
Nine: When you're stressed, float a while.
Ten: Remember, the Ark was built by amateurs; the Titanic by professionals.
Eleven: No matter the storm, when you are with God, there's always a rainbow waiting.

Thursday, October 24

Okay, I'll fix it tomorrow. Nite Nite!
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Yes, I am making changes. I did not do the design, but the lady who did is the bomb, right?
Does your brain ever get to the point where it works, but kind of at it's own pace. And when you are doing one thing, it goes somewhere else by itself?

Wednesday, October 23

I listen to this Radio Station all the time now. It's all talk radio. Christian talk radio. My kids say I'm really getting old now LOLOLOL.

Monday, October 21



If you can start the day without caffeine or pep pills,
If you can be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,
If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles,
If you can eat the same food everyday and be grateful for it,
If you can understand when loved ones are too busy to give you time,
If you can overlook when people take things out on you when,
through no fault of yours, something goes wrong,
If you can take criticism and blame without resentment,
If you can face the world without lies and deceit,
If you can conquer tension without medical help,
If you can relax without liquor,
If you can sleep without the aid of drugs,
If you can do all these things,
Then you are probably the family dog.

Sunday, October 20

Just got in from a day at Busch Gardens. Pooped. Had a ball!!! Back to work tomorrow, YUCK!!! LOLOLOLOLOL

Saturday, October 19

I can't even begin to go through all that has happened. Suffice to say, I get too involved with my clients and that I have terrible PMS.

My friend, Robert, brought a woman too me. A (recoverying?) crack head and alcoholic who had a little baby boy with a colostomy bag. She was homeless. I tried all day long to find her and the baby someplace to go. Tampa does NOT have enough homeless shelters! Anyway, it had me all stressed out, I had PMS and something additional happened at work that just about had me totally out of it. First of all, professionally I should not have got so emotionally involved with the woman. I just can't help it. I am emotional. I wear my heart on my sleeve and will probably never be able to be a successful social advocate because of it. I don't know.

The woman turned out to be actively using drugs and drinking. Now her and the baby are out of reach, and I am concerned. What can I do?

Pray.

Saturday, October 12

We're going out to dinner!! na na nu boo boo
BEAUTIFUL PRAYER





I asked God to take away my habit.
God said, No.
It is not for me to take away, but for you to give it up.

I asked God to make my handicapped child whole.
God said, No.
His spirit is whole, his body is only temporary.

I asked God to grant me patience.
God said, No.
Patience is a byproduct of tribulations; it isn't granted, it is
learned.

I asked God to give me happiness.
God said, No.
I give you blessings; Happiness is up to you.

I asked God to spare me pain.
God said, No.
Suffering draws you apart from worldly cares and brings
you closer
to me.

I asked God to make my spirit grow.
God said, No.
You must grow on your own, but I will prune you to make you
fruitful.

I asked God for all things that I might enjoy life.
God said, No.
I will give you life, so that you may enjoy all things.


I asked God to help me LOVE others, as much as He
loves me.
God said...Ahhhh, finally you have the idea.


THIS DAY IS YOURS DON'T THROW IT AWAY
May God Bless You,
"To the world you might be one person, but to one person you just
might be the world"

Tuesday, October 8

What Does An Angel Look Like





Like the little old lady who returned your wallet yesterday.



Like the taxi driver who told you that your eyes light up the world.



Like the small child who showed you the wonder in simple things.



Like the poor man who offered to share his lunch with you.


Like the rich man who showed you that it really is possible, if only you believe.



Like the stranger who just happened to come along when you had lost your way.



Like the friend who touched your heart when you didn’t think you had one to touch.





Angels come in all sizes and shapes, all ages and skin types.



Some with freckles, some with dimples, some with wrinkles, some without.



They come disguised as friends, teachers, students, spouses, parents and strangers.



They don’t take life too seriously, they travel light.



They leave no forwarding address; they ask nothing in return.



They wear sneakers with gossamer wings; they get a deal on dry cleaning.



They are hard to find when your eyes are closed, but they are everywhere you look when you choose to see.



~ Author Unknown ~

Monday, October 7

Destiny was sick today and the DayCare had me come and get her. First thing she did was throw up in the van. I have Meds for them all though. Strep Throat is a weird thing. You can have a variety of symptoms, and add a severly swollen, infected throat that has the strep bacteria and that's it.

I was able to mow the front lawn, clean the back yard and mow it, plus clean the house, so it was a useful illness LOLOLOL. I wish I had gotten so school work done, but I wasn't in the mood. Maybe later this evening or tomorrow. It will be done by the time I go to school this week end.

The yard work I did, Leroy should have done. I am not going to worry about it though. I'm cooking now. Chicken. Think I will do yellow rice and some type of green veggie and a salad. Hmmmm.....I think I will do Jello right now so it will be ready.

Sunday, October 6

I had a fight with Leroy. It's too long a story to put down here, but I am convinced that Satan (yes the guy in the red suit and horns **if that's the way you want to see him**) is using our neighbor across the street to destroy our marriage. Months now, Leroy spends almost ALL his free time helping this man do something. I can't even discribe to what degree it is. No one would believe me. Something is seriously wrong, and I have tried everything from promising to nagging to get it to stop and it hasn't.

I have to go get Jake from work. This sucks.
I have done a new page for the cute stuff I am collecting. Click here to go there.
Jamila has Strep throat. We were in the Emergency room at 3 a.m. At least the Doc gave me scripts for all!
School today, it was good

My Death and Dying class.

Thursday, October 3

NEW HEAVY ELEMENT


A major research institution has recently announced the discovery of the heaviest element yet known to science. This new element has been named “Administratium.”



Administratium has 1 neutron, 12 assistant neutrons, 75 deputy neutrons, and 224 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312. These 312 particles are held together by a force called morons, which are surrounded by a vast quantity of lemming-like particles called peons. Since Administratium has no electrons, it is inert. However, it can be detected, as it impedes every reaction with which it comes into contact. A minute amount of Administratium causes one reaction to take over 4 days to complete, when it would normally occur in less than 1 hour. Administratium has a normal half-life of three years. It does not decay, but instead undergoes a transformation called “reorganization”, in which a portion of the assistant neutrons and assistant deputy neutrons exchange places. In fact, Administratium’s mass actually increases over time, since each reorganization causes some morons to become neutrons, forming isodopes. This characteristic of moron promotion leads some scientists to speculate that Administratium is formed whenever and wherever morons reach a certain quantity and concentration.



This hypothetical quantity is referred to as “Critical Morass.”



You will know it when you see it.

Tuesday, October 1

Oh.............did I tell you............I totally quite smoking. No cigs, no cigs, no cigs.

I also got my front teeth whittled down and pretty ones put on top of them. Now if I could loose this extra 50 pounds, I would be alright!

I am doing my CV work out, 30 minutes at a time, about 4 or 5 times a week. Lifting weights too! I have totally stopped taking all Tylenol and Advil and stuff like that.......................you know what...........I'm living through it...LOLOLOLOL.

Hot dogs and french fries for dinner. Going to the jail tonight to do the AA thing. Really getting into church. LOVE the Bible study stuff!! Have papers to write for school............I'm gone
I didn't write it, I just agree with it............

I'm reading more and dusting less. I'm sitting in the yard and admiring the view without fussing about the weeds in the garden. I'm spending more time with my family and friends and less time working. Whenever possible, life should be a pattern of experiences to savor, not to endure.
I'm trying to recognize these moments now and cherish them.
I'm not "saving" anything; I use my good china and
crystal for every special event such as losing a pound, getting the sink unstopped, or the first Amaryllis blossom.
I wear my good blazer to the market. My theory is if I
look prosperous, I can shell out $28.49 for one small bag of groceries.
I'm not saving my good perfume for special parties, but wearing it for clerks in the hardware store and tellers at
the bank.
"Someday" and "one of these days" are losing their grip on my vocabulary. If it's worth seeing or hearing or doing, I want to see and hear and do it now.
I'm not sure what others would've done had they known they wouldn't be here for the tomorrow that we all take for granted.
I think they would have called family members and a few close friends. They might have called a few former friends to apologize and mend fences for past squabbles. I like to think they would have gone out for a Chinese dinner or for whatever their favorite food was.
I'm guessing; I'll never know.
It's those little things left undone that would make me angry if I knew my hours were limited. Angry because I hadn't written certain letters that I intended to write one of these days.

Angry and sorry that I didn't tell my family and parents often enough how much I truly love them. I'm trying very hard not to put off, hold back, or save anything that would add laughter and luster to our lives. And every morning when I open my eyes, tell myself that it is special. Every day, every minute, every breath truly is a gift from God.

"People say true friends must always hold hands, but true friends don't need to hold hands because they know the other hand will always be there."
I don't believe in Miracles. I rely on them.

Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance.

"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. " - Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Monday, September 30

Yes, I am still here. Busy, Busy, Busy. Took Georgie to the Doc today. He has a wring worm on him chin. LOLOLOLOL
"Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin' it
back in."
"If you get to thinking you're a person of some influence, try ordering
somebody else's dog around."
"Never kick a cow chip on a hot day."
"There's two theories to arguing with a woman. Neither one works."
"Never slap a man who's chewing tobacco." "The quickest way to double
your money is to fold it over and put it back in your pocket."
"Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad
judgment."
"Never miss a good chance to shut up."
REMEMBER --For every minute you are angry with someone, you lose 60
seconds of happiness that you can never get back.
_
There are moments when everything goes well; don't be frightened, it
won't last.

Friday, September 27

Smiling is infectious,
You catch it like the flu.
When someone smiled at me today,
I started smiling, too!

I passed around the corner,
and someone saw my grin,
When he smiled I realized,
I'd passed it on to him.

I thought about that smile,
then I realized its worth,
A single smile just like mine,
could travel 'round the earth.

So, if you feel a smile begin,
don't leave it undetected,
Let's start an epidemic quick,
and get the world infected!




The Bible in 50 Words!
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> God made
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> Adam bit
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> Noah arked
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> Abraham split
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> Joseph ruled
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> Jacob fooled
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> Bush talked
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> Moses balked
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> Pharaoh plagued
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> People walked
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> Sea divided
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> Tablets guided
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> Promise landed
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> Saul freaked
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> David peeked
>
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> Prophets warned
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> Jesus born
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> God walked
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> Love talked
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> Anger crucified
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> Hope died
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> Love rose
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> Spirit flamed
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> Word spread
>
> God remained.

Monday, September 23

I'm Starving

Started teaching the noncustodial parent their job readiness training today.

We just got back from the Y. My arms are kind of light and feel weird typing. 30 minutes on the treadmill is easy now. The other stuff is falling in place, weights etc. We only worked out an hour today.

T Bones for dinner, carrots, pasta, bisquits. Burger patties for kids and pieces of steak.

Sunday, September 22

Church was good! I'm tired. Cooking............pasta, salad, ground beef, George is baking a cake. I have homework to do and I have to do it fast as I can. I have two papers to write, and some words to translate into Spanish. I can do that. First I will lay down and read what I am suppose to read.

Saturday, September 21

NOOOOOT


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You are a very simple and leisurely person. You are quite contented with your life and have no ambition to improve it.

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GREAT DAY

This was a SUPER day! First the children and I went to the grand opening for the Open Air Market on Lake and 29th. It is a project my work has been doing. The grand opening or community festival was truly great. We had great fun! I am going to put the pics of it up right now, so if you go over to the right and push updated pictures you will see. Let me know what you think.

Friday, September 20

Craziness at Work

We just finished our 10th Anniversary Luncheon. It was nice. I did a major Power Point presentation for it. You know..................something is wrong at work and I am not truly sure what it is. Folks who do less than I do, have been here less time, etc. make more money than me. Now there is nothing wrong with those folks, I like them, it's not that, but why do they pay them more. Educational levels are the same or even less than mine. Experience is comparable, but most of my experience is here because I have been here 7 years. I have had my trials while I have been here. I'll admit that. Maybe that has something to do with it. Now yesterday, when all the staff stood at the Luncheon, almost all executive staff was at table 9, I was at table 34. I keep telling myself that that doesn't make a difference, but it truly hurt my feelings. I will say that the my supervisor had came back to where I was after we had already eaten, but before the staff stood up, and said there was an extra seat up closer. I told her I was fine, and I was, until I noticed such a significant difference.

I feel very uncomfortable. I thought for a while it was racial, but that just doesn't sound right. Then I thought maybe it's because I came from "the ghetto", and I guess the ghettoism is still not really out of me. What is that.....classism? I'm smart though, I'm a quick learner, I have great computer skills.

Will wonders never cease......................someone just came in my office and had a talk with me. Explained what I needed to do. There is a management ritual, you know. A role that needs to be assumed that I have never assumed. Concessions to be made. WOW, light bulb moment!

Monday, September 16

BTW

I have no clue what happened to my page, I don't have time to fix it now, but will this weekend!
Whip a 16 year old?

I did. I got so tired of Jacob doing what he wanted to do, and me telling him, and telling him to call or to clean his room before he leaves, etc. that when he called at 7 p.m. wanting me to come pick him up (after we had discussed that he was to call during the afternoon and I would pick him up at 4:30), I picked him up. Took him straight to his room and whip his butt. Now he will have something to think about next time he is doing exactly opposite of what he is suppose to be doing.

Sunday, September 15

Three Days of School

I had Spanish from 12 to 8 p.m. Friday, Issues and Research 10 - 6 Saturday, and Core 1 today from 9 to 5. Now I have two whole weekends off before I have to go back for the 1 other Saturday class on Dying. I was so exhausted last night, I went to bed at 7:30 and got up at 8 this morning.

I missed church today, and am too pooped to go tonight. Early bedtime tonight.

The kids say there is no school tomorrow. Wonder when that happened?

Thursday, September 12



Heavenbound ?

"If I sold my house and my car, had a big garage sale and gave all my money to the church, would that get me into Heaven?" I asked the children in my Sunday School class. "NO!" the children all answered. "If I cleaned the church every day, mowed the yard, and kept everything neat and tidy,would that get me into Heaven?" Again, the answer was, "NO!" "Well, then, if I was kind to animals and gave candy to all the children, and loved my wife, would that get me into Heaven?" I asked them again. Again, they all answered, "NO!" "Well", I continued, "then how can I get into Heaven?"

A five-year-old boy shouted out, "YOU GOTTA BE DEAD!"
This is Emmanuel Baptist!

Wednesday, September 11



PUMPKIN

Never looked at it like this before..............

A woman was asked by a co-worker, "What is it like to be a Christian?"
The co-worker replied, "It is like being a pumpkin. God picks you from the patch, brings you in, and washes all the dirt off of you. Then he cuts off the top and scoops cut all the yucky stuff. He removes the seeds of doubt, hate, greed, etc., and then He carves you a new smiling face and puts His light inside of you to shine for all the world to see.
Teeth

I'm okay! One thing for sure, Dr. Frankfurth really does good work. Even my temp bridge looks good!

I haven't smoked a cigarette in three days. I want to start doing stuff at the Y and I don't want my NEW teeth to turn yellow, so I'm giving it a shot. So far so good!

Monday, September 9

The dentist called to check on me. I really appreciate that. He's really good and what he does, I am just not a dentist person.
Okay, I'm almost alive.

That dentist thing is nothing to play with!! I am STILL not in the best shape, but I am going to be able to cook dinner. Something soft right? How 'bout scrambled eggs and bagels, or english muffins? Oh, who cares............I just want to go back to bed and watch TV.

Well, hopefully there will be new people that stop by here due to the article in the Times! Then.............they can mark the world map for me, and go to the home page and sign my guest book! You can take that as a hint if you want to.
This is the link to the article the St. Pete Times did. I am the last picture !

I had my front tooth out today and 3 teeth ground down, and a temp bridge put in. It is bad. I mean it looks okay, but it was hell. I like Dr. Frankfurth okay, just not right now.

Sunday, September 8

Can you believe I over slept this morning????

We didn't make it to church, but we did get to the Pet Store to spend even MORE money on our animals. Six pets, I might have went "out there" a little on this one! Anyway, we went to the YMCA and played raquetball andI worked out some, and we went swimming. I took the 4 younger children, George, Jamila, Lee Lee and Destiny. Jake was working, Leroy was doing a side job. It was fun! On the way, I threw my cigarettes out of the window. I would be kind of hard to continue smoking and be able to actually have FUN at the "Y"!

That has nothing to do with the fried chicken, pinto beans, rice, steak and corn bread we are having for dinner.

Saturday, September 7



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Well I am back in action! I started my classes today. I had a class in "Coping with Disease and Death" that lasted from 9 to 5. Ironic kind of, isn't it? It was a GOOD class, and I enjoyed it.

I had watched the movie "Tuesday's with Morrie" and did a paper on it as my preclass assignment. I am prepared for my next class in Spanish on Friday from 12 to 8, then I have another on Saturday and Sunday all day. Then................I am through for the month!!!! Only papers to wright! No problemo!

I may have to ask the Doc for some more pain pills when I go back, but I am going to try to avoid it. I know I DO NOT want vicaden (probably misspelled) or Oxycontin EVER again. I hurt a lot though. My joints, my back, my head. I take tons of Aleve and that is really getting ridiculous.

I think I am going to buy a family member ship to the YMCA. Sounds crazy after what I just said doesn't it? You see my brain is still working normally and wants to do, do ,do, but my body has it's own ideas. I doubt if exercise could make me hurt any worse than I already do.

You know, pain or not. I am blessed. Each day is a blessing. I hope to use each one to the fullest!

Friday, September 6

TRUTH IS STRANGER THAN FICTION

Super Granny, Defender of Justice

An elderly Florida lady did her shopping and, upon returning to her car, found four males in the act of leaving with her vehicle. She dropped her shopping bags and drew her handgun, proceeding to scream at them at the top of her voice, "I have a gun and I know how to use it! Get out of the car, you scum bags!." The four men didn't wait for a second invitation, but got out and ran like mad, whereupon the lady, somewhat shaken, proceeded to load her
shopping bags into the back of the car and get into the driver's seat. She was so shaken that she could not get her key into the ignition. She tried and tried and then it dawned on her why. A few minutes later she found her own car parked four or five spaces farther down. She loaded her bags into her car and drove to the police station. The sergeant to whom she told the story nearly tore himself in two with laughter, and pointed to the other end of the counter, where four pale white males were reporting a car-jacking by a mad elderly woman described as white, less than 5' tall, glasses, and curly white hair, carrying a large handgun. No charges were filed. Ah. senior moments.

Thursday, September 5

I am so tired and so tired and so tired and have to read three chapter in this book for school, and write a 5 page paper by tomorrow night!

Tuesday, September 3

Good Mornin'

Looks like the week is starting how good. Socks are all in place.

Monday, September 2

What a crazy day..........

First, we mowed the lawn and stuff like that. Then, I took the kids to the pet store and bought a cockatiel, a parakeet, and two guiena pigs. I have been working on Destiny's page and at least it has content now. You can go to the home page, by clicking on the link to the right, and then there is a link to Destiny's page.

I don't have time to put it up here right now. I have pork chops and sirloin steak cooking (Leroy doesn't like porK), and yellow rice, spinich..............plus I baked 4 sweet potatoe pies.

Sunday, September 1

It is the beginning of September. Ten more days until the anniversary of our country's tragedy. I found this.

Saturday, August 31

~~~ Candy Recipe ~~~
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(I got this in an email from one of the Members of the Garden of Friendship)

White Chocolate Fudge

1 (8oz.) package cream cheese, softened
4 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
12 oz. white chocolate, melted
1 1/2 cups pecans (or walnuts or macadamia nuts)


Beat cream cheese, sugar & vanilla in large mixing bowl at medium speed with electric mixer until well blended. Gradually add chocolate; mix well.

Stir in nuts. Spread in greased 8 inch square pan. Chill several hours.


NOTE: you can also use 3/4 c. nuts & 3/4 c. dried apricots or other dried fruit.



Well............I guess I had no takers for my dirty house huh?? LOLOLOL

I did manage to get all my bills put in Quicken correctly. There are a lot of them! I want to try to get on a debt reduction plan. First, I have to get my husband, Leroy, to give up his and to live within our means.

At least with all this stuff done, I can probably get my school work done. I have 3 papers to write before the class even starts. I managed to get 2 of the school books ordered from the Library and I only had to buy one, so that is a plus. I have a movie to watch for one. She gave us a choice of 3, and I found two at the Library.

Destiny is hooked on Mary Poppins. I think she has watched it 10 times.

Georgie has 2 of his crew spending the night, and Jamila is spending the night at "Aunt Lillie's" house. Lee Lee has been with Daddy (Leroy) all day working on the church grounds.

I cooked Fettucini Hamburger Helper and Corn on the Cob.

Tonight I might be able to get some of the TON of clothes in the chair in the bedroom put away. We have all the clothes washed and piled on one of the couches in the living room.

I rearranged the dining room (where my computer is) to give me more space, and I fixed all my files in my file cabinent.

Not bad, huh?
Okay, I need HELP! I have a DIRTY house, and I need volunteers...................ASAP!!! Email right away, I will give you directions.

Friday, August 30


I believe....


I believe- that our background and circumstances
may have influenced who we are, but we are
responsible for who we become.

I believe- that no matter how good a friend is, they're
going to hurt you every once in a while and you must
forgive them for that.

I believe- that just because someone doesn't love you
the way you want them to doesn't mean they don't love
you with all they have.

I believe- that true friendship continues to grow, even
over the longest distance. Same goes for true love.

I believe- that it's taking me a long time to become the
person I want to be.

I believe- that you should always leave loved ones with
loving words. It may be the last time you see them.

I believe- that you can keep going, long after you can't.

I believe- that we are responsible for what we do,
no matter how we feel.

I believe- that either you control your attitude or
it controls you.

I believe- that heroes are the people who do what has
to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.

I believe- that money is a lousy way of keeping score.

I believe- that my best friend and I can do anything
or nothing and have the best time.

I believe- that sometimes the people you expect to
kick you when you're down, will be the ones to help
you get back up.

I believe- that sometimes when I'm angry I have the
right to be angry, but that doesn't give me the right
to be cruel.

I believe- that maturity has more to do with what
types of experiences you've had and what you've
learned from them and less to do with how many
birthdays you've celebrated.

I believe- that it isn't always enough to be
forgiven by others. Sometimes you have
to learn to forgive yourself.

I believe- that no matter how bad your heart
is broken the world doesn't stop for your grief.

I believe- that just because two people argue, it
doesn't mean they don't love each other And just
because they don't argue, it doesn't mean they do.

I believe- that you shouldn't be so eager to find out
a secret. It could change your life forever.

I believe- that two people can look at the exact same
thing and see something totally different.

I believe- that your life can be changed in a matter
of hours by people who don't even know you.

I believe- that even when you think you have no
more to give, when a friend cries out to you, you
will find the strength to help.

I believe- that credentials on the wall do not make
you a decent human being.

I believe- that the people you care about most in life
are taken from you too soon.
I'm a sick puppy.
Cat's In The Kettle
TGIF

I really have to get my office at work and my home work area more organized. I have stuff spilling on to the floor now at home the piles are so high, and that is only a weeks worth of backed up stuff.

Wonder when the blogger article is going to be in the St. Pete Times??? Mmmmmmmmm.....guess I'll email the newspaper fella'.................. The photographer that came out here was a nice guy. Anyone that couple put up with my 4 youngest kids for any time at all is a saint. Are my children wild? Yes, they are.

Wednesday, August 28

13 Credits

I wonder if that's bad luck.........LOLOLOL!!! That's what I am taking my first semester at Springfield College. I really want to get this done and over with. I am transferring 40 credits from Hillsborough Community College and hope to get 30 credits for life learning etc. I have to have 120 credits to graduate so that leaves, so if I can get the whole 30 credits for life skills, etc, that only leaves me with 50 credits to get. Now if I take 13 for this fall that leaves me with 37, I can take at least 12 in the Spring, and that leaves 25. I don't know about Summer classes, but I know this..................I can get this over a lot faster in this school than I can anywhere else. It looks easy so far, and there are NO TESTS. That is AWESOME!!!! Maybe I can CLEP out of a couple of things too.

So I will have my little piece of paper, then what?!?!?!?!>>>>>>>>>>>>....................................

Tuesday, August 27

St. Pete Times

Well, the photographer will be here this morning to take a picture of the article on blogging in the St. Pete Times. Wonder if he has a "skinny" lens.......................LOLOLOLOL

Monday, August 26

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrr
rgggggggggggggggggkkkkkkkkkkkkk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Back to the office today! So much work, it is ridiculous! I am just NOT as organized as I once was. I hate that!!!

I am trying to get all my stuff together to be able to start back to school next month. The way I figure it, I can have my BA by the time Jake has his HS Diploma, but if I can't even keep up with the folder they gave me...............how can I do anything else!

I did resign as Secretary of my A.A. home group. That's one less thing to do. I finally found Jake a Spanish tutor on Monday and Thursdays at the same time Leighanne will already be at the same building for her tutoring. Since it is closer to my job than here, and I have to leave work at 4 to get her and take her, then I will be going back to work 'til after 6. If I get home by 6:45, that gives me a VERY short time to cook, get folks bathed, and get to be by 9.

So it goes like this:

Monday: Jake and Lee Lee to tutoring
Tuesday: Leighanne to tutoring, Me to the jail to do my AA meeting
Wednesday: Church
Thursday: Jake and Lee Lee to tutoring.
Friday: Mmmmmmmmmm, do I actually have a free evening.........
Saturday: Clean house in the morning, yard work in the afternoon.
Sunday: Church, and yes, that's right, say it..................REST!!!!! YES!!! Yes Yes Yes


Sunday, August 25

ACTS

Rev. Perry has been going through the book of Acts since we have been going to church there, and he always asks questions as he goes along.

Well, this week, I am going to study the missionary journeys of Paul and next week, I will know the answers! LOLOLOLOL

I'm cooking Sirloin Steak, think will do some potatoes, and corn, maybe bisquits.

Saturday, August 24

Hot or Not?

I see my rating have gone WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYY down.............LOLOLOL. Well, I guess this blog is not for everyone, but then I never meant it to be. I mean who wants to actually hear about my opinion of Pine Sol. How much I prefer the Lemon scent to the Pine scent. How slippery it is when the floor is wet, and a 9 year old is feeding the Iguana, and she's (the Iguana) is getting out of the cage, and the 9 year old screams, and a 42 year old mother runs down the freshly mopped hallway, slipping......................feet flying straight up in the air, landing on butt and back.

I hurt.
Good Mornin'!

Jake went to the movies last night after he got the lawn mowed. Leroy was gone again until 10 o'clock helping someone else with their lawn.

My buddy Kindly Rat sent me some Suppernog seeds from Northern Florida. Funny guy, Kindly Rat, I've known him about a year now and I don't even know his real first name, nor have I ever seen a picture of him. Of course, I have only known him online and I assume he is cautious. Unlike some of us (namely me) who tell all..........................LOLOLOL

Friday, August 23

BIG SALE

At K Mart in Brandon, FL.!!! I got a Canon PowerShot A 20 for 99 dollars!!!!!! It was 75 % off!!! Can you believe that? Regular price $399, I got it for $99. Oh yes, oh yes.

Now let me see how many pics I can take with 8 mg and this lower quality picture I chose. I'm excited though.

I had been using the one from work for work stuff and if I had it already at home, of course, I would use it, but now I have my OWN!!! La la la la la la.................................

Wednesday, August 21

Time

I am teaching the Job Readiness Training to the noncustodial parents this week. A great class of young men. I will admit though that teaching that class TOTALLY exhausts me.

Today, though, I have to go the the dentist and get a root canal, so Karen (at work) is taking over for me and doing the practice mock interviews.

I don't want to go.......................

Sunday, August 18

Pictures of the Baptism

Okay you will find the pictures there. You can go into the picture section and be surprized. Tell me..............who do you see????

Saturday, August 17

Girls' Hair

Piles of it!!! Didn't I mention something about piles yesterday? Well, here's another example. If you don't believe me go to my family description page, you'll see. Anyway.............I tried to take them to Fantastic Sams. They wanted 35 dollars a head for straight back braids (french braids). I can't do it. I'll get a neighbor girl to do it. 15 bucks a head.

I have to go help Leroy do the church property. All I have to do is ride the mower!!!!

Friday, August 16









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Bills and other snail mail...........

Does anyone else have a pile almost 12 inches high at the end of the week to go through? We stay pretty busy during the week, and if I don't go through the mail every single day, it PILES up..............same thing with email of course. Same thing with clean laundry, I can get it washed but folding is another story. Piles of stuff, clothes, mail, trash, weeds (if I would pull them), kids, dog doo doo, iguana skin, dishes......................

I need some help with the house. Don't you think if Leroy is going to work side jobs and make extra money, that he should give me an extra 50 or 75 dollars to get someone in to help with the house. It's not like I don't work full time, now I have to take Lee Lee to tutoring four times a week, we have Awanas and church on Wednesday nights, I go into the jail for out reach on Tuesdays, and once a month on Thursdays there is 4 - H. That's not counting things that just pop up. Jake can't help anymore, he works all the time on weekends, and nights like tonight he is "out". I guess I HAVE to let him out sometimes, but I need HELP in this house! MMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, maybe if I got off the computer..............................
TGIF
Mmmmmmmmmm..............

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Gun-toting granny Ava Estelle, 81, was so
ticked-off when two thugs raped her 18-year-old
granddaughter that she tracked the unsuspecting ex-cons down and
shot off their testicles.

The old lady spent a week hunting those men down -- and when she
found them, she took revenge on them in her own special
way,- said Melbourne police investigator Evan Delp. Then she took a
taxi to the nearest police station, laid the gun on the
sergeant's desk and told him as calm as could be: "Those bastards
will never rape anybody again, by God." Cops say
convicted rapist and robber Davis Furth, 33, lost both his penis and
his testicles when outraged Ava opened fire with a 9-mm
pistol in the hotel room where he and former prison cellmate Stanley
Thomas, 29, were holed up. The wrinkled avenger also
blew Thomas' testicles to kingdom come, but doctors managed to save
his mangled penis, police said. The one guy, Thomas,
didn't lose his manhood, but the doctor I talked to said he won't be
using it the way he used to, Detective Delp told reporters.
Both men are still in pretty bad shape, but I think they're just
happy to be alive after what they've been through.

The Rambo Granny swung into action June 21 after her granddaughter
Debbie was carjacked and raped in broad daylight by
two knife-wielding creeps in a section of town bordering on skid
row. "When I saw the look on my Debbie's face that night in
the hospital, I decided I was going to go out and get those bastards
myself 'cause I figured the Law would go easy on them,"
recalled the retired library worker. "And I wasn't scared of them,
either -- because I've got me a gun and I've been shootin' all
my life. And I wasn't dumb enough to turn it in when the law changed
about owning one."

So, using a police artist's sketch of the suspects and Debbie's
description of the sickos', tough-as-nails Ava spent seven days
prowling the wino-infested neighborhood where the crime took place
till she spotted the ill-fated rapists entering their flophouse
hotel. "I knew it was them the minute I saw 'em, but I shot a
picture of 'em anyway and took it back to Debbie and she said
sure as hell, it was them," the oldster recalled. "So I went back to
that hotel and found their room and knocked on the door --
and the minute the big one, Furth, opened the door, I shot 'em right
square between the legs, right where it would really hurt
'em most, you know. Then I went in and shot the other one as he
backed up pleading to me to spare him. Then I went down
to the police station and turned myself in."

Now, baffled lawmen are trying to figure out exactly how to deal
with the vigilante granny. What she did was wrong, and she
broke the law, but it is difficult to throw an 81-year-old woman in
prison. Det. Delp said. Especially when 3 million people in
the city want to nominate her for sainthood and a medal.

Thursday, August 15

Nite Nite

Lee Lee's tutoring went great. The teacher that is there, really keeps things in check. She told me she though Lee Lee was probably almost up to par on reading, but has a severe problem in math. Her main problem, of course, is her inability to stay focused. I suppose that has something to do with her being SO premature.


The kids started 4 - H tonight. They meet at the Church (Emmanuel Baptist) where we go in Thonotosassa. Leroy is working on the church grounds right now. A LOT of work!

Jake is going to be picked up at school by a LIMO. He is in the "IN" crowd. Must be nice LOLOLOLOL. Anyway, one of his friend's is having a party and 4 of the boys will be picked up by a Limo and they are going to drive to different places and then show up at the party by 7.

Funny.............I was always kind of a weird child in school. Different, I guess. I'm still different, but it's okay now. I started screwing up early in life too. I am totally honest with my children, and Jake, at least, seems to be learning from my mistakes. Wow, can you believe it? Someone actually pays attention to me.

I want another boy (don't tell anybody). A baby boy. Do you think that's strange? I love babies.............
Tutoring

Now, back to the real world. I FOUND TUTORING FOR LEIGHANNE!! Free turoring of course. They have had it at one of the CDC of Tampa's centers for quite a while but Lee Lee needed to be in second grade. Guess what? Yep, she qualifies! Now maybe we can make it through this grade.

The school system is really messed up. She has been evaluated twice, but just doesn't qualify for their programs. She can't even read. Well, I have got help now, Praise God. I'll go pick her up at 4 and sign her up.

I'm getting all of the kids in 4-H this evening. Cool, huh?
Guess What!!!!!

I'm gonna be a star! LOLOLOLOL. I got an email from a guy with the St. Petersburg Times, Dave Gussow, Personal Technology Editor. He wanted to know about Blogging. I probably talked too much like I usually do!

The question is: Why do we Blog........................why do I blog.......Number one, it's a release, isn't it? Then, maybe someone will read this and know they are not alone. That I, too, have a husband who is a workaholic, that I, too, have teenager problems, that I , too, am a nut case...ROFLMAO

Hey, email me and give me a graphic and I will link to your page from my links page and from here. Who knows, we may get a lot of hits from this....................That's another questions.......................Why do we want hits? Someone will have to help me on that one!
Stressful morning, Lee Lee waited til now to get dressed, can't find shoes, Destiny crying about her hair. I think I will take some vitamins.

Wednesday, August 14

Dumplin's

I made my friend Kindly Rat's favorite tonight. Chicken and dumplin's! I'm mad at Leroy. He promised me last week that he would go to church with me tonight, but instead he wanted to work. Now it is storming so badly that he can't work and I don't like to drive in a storm, if I can avoid it.

He took Jake to his girlfriend's church, but none of us are going.

Plus, he helped some guy on the Interstate and then left his cell phone on his bumper. So now he went to try to find it, and took Georgie with him. Georgie was washing dishes at the time he left.

I guess I can't be in a perfect mood all the time. Monday, I had a root canal, and I have felt like all day I have had a low grade fever. I am taking antibiotics and perscription Ibeprofin.

Leroy worked on some kid's car for two nights until after midnight, and the kid only gave him $15. It's not the money. I know he likes to help people, but folks take advantage of him sometimes.

Boy, I'm sniveling tonight..........
My template is missing LOLOLOL
AA meeting in jail

Awesome meeting last night in jail. I don't know if I told you, but I am taking an AA meeting into the jail on Tuesday nights. Last night was GREAT! One of my core group of women is getting out today. Pray for her. She really wants to overcome her problems. I think I gave her some tools. She is suppose to call me as soon as she hits the streets. I'm hoping she does.

Tuesday, August 13

I'm going back to school!

I found a college where I can transfer my community college credits, get credit for life skills and be able to take about 18 credits a semester. You only have to go on weekends! Sometimes only 8 hours for one class. I can actually FINISH at the same time Jacob graduates!

Cool!

Monday, August 12

Hi World

I have invited half the world to Church for the baptism Sunday. I'm really excited about it. More news to come..............

Sunday, August 11

Today

We went to the church today. The kids and I went to Sunday School and Leroy came for church. It was nice. The Pastor talked about the Holy Spirit in Sunday school and how the folks got the Holy Spirit before Baptism. He also said if a person is saved, they don't have to be Baptisted to make it to Heaven. He was talking about the order in which things happen. He did that yesterday too when he came over to talk to George and Jamila about getting saved. I had told him on the phone that they had wanted to be saved, and he came right over. Anyway..................the Church Service was out of Acts again. He has been on Acts ever since we started going there. So, at the end of the service, George and Jamila went up to say they wanted to be Baptised. It was neat!

I saw a young lady there who looked like she could use some of the clothes I have been carrying around in the back of my van for over a month, and I gave them all to her. It was good for her and me too. I don't like to give to thrift stores who resell them so expensively. The clothes were the best of when I was thinner. I'm glad she could use them.

I got KFC on the way home. Now I am tired. I think I will read some.

Saturday, August 10

I have had fun creating web pages for my kids today. You can find links to them by going to the home page. I have to figure out how to give them their own guest books.

I need a Pepsi.

Dinner tonight: Collard greens, chicken and rice.
I was working on changing the background of my 12 Step Blog and now the stuff in the left column is centered vertically and I don't know how to change it. Does anybody know???

Friday, August 9

I redid my HOME page twice today. Pleeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaase go over there and tell me what you think, okay?
TGIF

I am one happy camper. FRIDAY! Hey, Hey!

Boy it doesn't take much to amuse me, does it.

Steak for dinner, probably yellow rice and black beans. Biscuits. Salad.

Leroy is still working on his side job. I don't see him much lately. When I do, he is.........too pooped to pop.........so to speak.
I have update my HOME page. Tell me what you think, okay?

Wednesday, August 7

Okay, now you need to go to the Chatterbox on the left hand side, scroll down to the bottom and put me a message in there!
Just push delete to get the anonymus out of there and put in your name...........OR..........you can click on the little icon in the middle above it and pop it up and post a message there. I would like everyone, even folks who got here by accident, to post a message.

OKAY??? Okay.........

Tuesday, August 6

Tueday evening

I take an AA meeting into the county jail on Tuesday evenings. Did I tell you that? Mmmmmmmm.

Anyway, work was crazy today. The computers at work had a Sir Cam worm (virus) that had the computers doing the boogaloo, so I had a guy take them over the weekend and fix them. We he got them back yesterday, I figured out why I wasn't able to fix them before. I had destroyed the virus a couple of times, but it kept coming back. It never crossed my mind that the older computer that was networked to the two newer ones had not had Norton 2002 installed on it, nor had I checked it. So when the other ones came back, the virus popped back up and I KNEW then that that was what must have happened. So, today, I reinstalled all the database and stuff, then I problems out of a client, and I helped this other young woman find a database on her computer that she had lost, went to a meeting..............

I am cooking pot roast now. Thank God, that's easy enough because I have a TON of snail mail to go through and I have to work with my Quicken to get my bills paid. I just took two Aleve, a Paxil, one multi-vitamin, and 3 Milk Thistles. One of my kids must have snuck up behind me and drank my Diet Pepsi because it's gone too.

Hey!! Have you tried Pepsi Blue? I like it!

Monday, August 5

Home again!

Leighanne did very well at her MRI. I don't know how she did it! I could not have layed there like that. I was so proud of her.

I found the neatest web log with the neatest stuff. You have to go there and see it. It is list below!

The little kids are at the park and Destiny is mad at me because I would not let her go. She said she was going to tell her Mommy. I said, "you are going to tell WHO?". She said, "I am going to tell Joy, my MOMMY!!" I said nothing. What could I say. She calls me Mommy, but I am her Grandmother. I love her more than anything in the world, but I am not her "real" Mommy.

I wanted to say something ugly like "You can't tell her anything because she isn't here, I AM!!" But............I didn't. It hurts, but then children all hurt you sometime or the other. Not like that though.
Naked Thoughts

This Blog has the BEST goodies!!!
Are we there yet?
mmmmmmmmmm

A problem with blogger.............
I found this neat bandwidth checker. Try it out!
Leighanne

Lee Lee has been complaining about back pain for a couple of years now. I figured "growing pains", but Leroy insisted I mention it the doctor when I take her for her annual physical. They ordered X rays and, sure enough, she has some kind of boney overgrowth on her spine and she has an MRI today.

It works out well anyway, because the Rec Center that they go to is on a half day schedule this week. The first day of school is Wednesday! Things will be getting back to normal in that way.

I guess I should make some attempt at cleaning since I have a free morning until 11 o'clock!

Sunday, August 4

Hey, check out my new weather girl down on the left!
Well, I fixed the link a little bit, but on my computer the side bar on the right is still messed up.

I got some requests to make thumbnails of my pictures on my other page, and I will. I now know how to do it finally! It will take time though.

We went to church this morning. There was a baptism. Rev. Perry wants Leroy to be baptised again. He has not talked to me about it. Leroy, thinks that because he was baptised before that should be good enough. We will have to talk to Rev. Perry more about it.

I am happy though that our lives are more focused in the right direction. There was no GREAT revelation for us. It has happened slowly, but we are of one accord.

God has truly blessed my family!

Saturday, August 3

I attempted to put a link to my LINK page over there on the right. The one with the Rugrats on it, but I made it too big and I am too tired to screw with it tonight. See ya!
37.5 %

My weblog owns 37.5 % of me.
Does your weblog own you?
Oh yeah............

I stole pictures off the sites to make the links. If anyone is made they can let me know...............I'll blow you a cyber rasberry!
Hey,

Check out my new LINK PAGE. I took the link from the side and am putting them here one at a time. Tell me what you think!!
I need money!
School Shopping Sucks

I thought I had a handle on things. I had been buying stuff on sale here and there for the last couple of months, but of course now Jake has a job, and his own money. Which means......I had to take him shopping yesterday. Four hours...........I was in Ross, taking him to get his hair cut, in the mall. I couldn't even walk when I got home, and then, of course, there was another day today of taking the shoes back I bought Georgie, taking a shirt back for Jake, buying the girls' stuff (on sale) at the mall, going to the back, and then Sam's Club. All this time was spent with Jake's friend Steven, who...............is not my child so I can't knock him upside his head.

I'm tired of course, again, as usual.

So now, we are home. I just got finished washing the dog and I am going to take Jake to Net Park to catch his bus to go to work. He gets off at midnite tonight.

Leroy was doing some side work. Our money has been short because they have cut back to 40 hours a week on his job. He is working on fixing some dry wall in a church office, and then he is going over to cut the grass at our church, Emmanuel Baptist. I don't think he will charge Pastor Perry though. He'll get paid for the work in the other church offic though.

Now..........what's for dinner? I have no clue.

Friday, August 2

How To Keep A Healthy Level Of Insanity

1. At lunch time, sit in your parked car with sunglasses on and point a hair dryer at passing cars. See if they slow down.
2. Page yourself over the intercom. Don't disguise your voice.
3. Every time someone asks you to do something, ask if they want fries with that.
4. Put your garbage can on your desk and label it "in".
5. Put decaf in the coffee maker for 3 weeks. Once everyone has gotten over their caffeine addictions, switch to espresso.
6. In the memo field of all your checks, write "for sexual favors".
7. Finish all your sentences with "in accordance with the prophecy."
8. Don't use any punctuation marks.
9. As often as possible, ! skip rather than walk.
10. Ask people what sex they are. Laugh hysterically after they answer.
11. Specify that your drive-through order is "to go".
12. Sing along at the opera.
13. Go to a poetry recital and ask why the poems don't rhyme.
14. Put mosquito netting around your work area. Play a tape of jungle sounds all day.
15. Five days in advance, tell your friends you can't attend their party because you're not in the mood.
16. Have your coworkers address you by your wrestling name, Rock Hard Kim.
17. When the money comes out the ATM, scream "I won!", "I won!""3rd time this week!!!!!"
18. When leaving the zoo, start running towards the parking lot, yelling "run for your lives, they're loose!!"
19. Tell your children over dinner. "due to the economy, we are going to have to let one of you go."
Good Morning!

I seem to be back on the upswing! One day at a time around here....................

Thursday, August 1










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