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


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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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


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


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.

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


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, 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.