Tuesday, December 27

Titoonic & T-Viral - Christmas Greetings 2005: Brat Invasion
I am actually bored. It's not that I don't have ten tons of stuff to do, but I am just not with it. Guess I'll get a movie and go watch it in the living room and fold clothes. I am going to make a meat loaf tonight for my son Jake. He and his wife, Jessica, are down from DC for the holiday. He has actaully been spending time with us. Now that they are married, I guess I can get some time with him.

Leroy is out working on our bike. It has been flat for ages!!!

Monday, December 26

I Am Bored - Sites for when you're bored.
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Crabby OLD LADY
> >
> > When an old lady died in the geriatric ward of a small
> >hospital near Dundee, Scotland, it was believed that she had nothing
left
> >of any value. Later, when the nurses were going through her meager
> >possessions, they found this poem. Its quality and content so impressed
the
> >staff that copies were made and distributed to every nurse in the
hospital.
> >One nurse took her copy to Ireland.
> >
> > The old lady's sole bequest to posterity has since appeared
in
> >the Christmas edition of the News Magazine of the North Ireland
> > Association for Mental Health. A slide presentation has
also
> >been made based on her simple, but eloquent, poem. And this little old
> >Scottish lady, with nothing left to give to the world, is now the author
of
> >this "anonymous" poem winging across the "Crabby Old Woman."
> >
> > What do you see, nurses?
> > What do you see?
> > What are you thinking
> > When you're looking at me?
> >
> > A crabby old woman,
> > Not very wise,
> > Uncertain of habit,
> > With faraway eyes?
> >
> > Who dribbles her food
> > And makes no reply
> > When you say in a loud voice,
> > "I do wish you'd try!"
> >
> > Who seems not to notice
> > The things that you do,
> > And forever is losing
> > A stocking or shoe?
> >
> > Who, resisting or not,
> > Lets you do as you will,
> > With bathing and feeding,
> > The long day to fill?
> >
> > Is that what you're thinking?
> > Is that what you see?
> > Then open your eyes, nurse,
> > You're not looking at me.
> >
> > I'll tell you who I am
> > As I sit here so still,
> > As I do at your bidding,
> > As I eat at your will.
> >
> > I'm a small child of ten
> > With a father and mother,
> > Brothers and sisters,
> > Who love one another.
> >
> > A young girl of sixteen
> > With wings on her feet
> > Dreaming that soon now
> > A lover she'll meet.
> >
> > A bride soon at twenty,
> > my heart gives a leap,
> > Remembering the vows
> > That I promised to keep.
> >
> > At twenty-five now,
> > I have young of my own,
> > Who need me to guide
> > And a secure happy home.
> >
> > A woman of thirty,
> > My young now grown fast,
> > Bound to each other
> > With ties that should last.
> >
> > At forty, my young sons
> > Have grown and are gone,
> > But my man's beside me
> > To see I don't mourn.
> >
> > At fifty once more,
> > Babies play round my knee,
> > Again we know children,
> > My loved one and me.
> >
> > Dark days are upon me,
> > My husband is dead,
> > I look at the future,
> > I shudder with dread.
> >
> > For my young are all rearing
> > Young of their own,
> > And I think of the years
> > And the love that I've known.
> >
> > I'm now an old woman
> > And nature is cruel;
> > 'Tis jest to make old age
> > Look like a fool.
> >
> > The body, it crumbles,
> > Grace and vigor depart,
> > There is now a stone
> > Where I once had a heart.
> >
> > But inside this old carcass
> > A young girl still dwells,
> > And now and again,
> > My battered heart swells.
> >
> > I remember the joys,
> > I remember the pain,
> > And I'm loving and living
> > Life over again.
> >
> > I think of the years
> > All too few, gone too fast,
> > And accept the stark fact
> > That nothing can last.
> >
> > So open your eyes, people,
> > Open and see,
> > Not a crabby old woman;
> > Look closer . . . see ME!!

Wednesday, November 30

This is some weird stuff I found on a young girls blog I stumbled upon.

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??Which colour of Death is yours??
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I am still looking for new position, but not always like I should. I DO NOT want a job I don't like though. That temp position I had for a couple of months sucked.

I really have a lot to do around here, so I guess I should get up. I cooked breakfast this morning. Bacon and eggs.

I wish it were summer, it would be so much more fun to be off work in the freakin' summer!!!!!!!!!!! But NOOOOOoooo, my dumb butt takes the temp job and screws up a couple of really great months, and now I could be working while it is GOOD to be inside. humprh

Tuesday, November 29

Got George back to school yesterday.

We had a nice holiday, and the kids were out all week. Jake and his wife drove to New York to site see the day after Thanksgiving. I want to see New York just one time!!! I've seen pretty much everything else I have wanted to see except maybe Niagra falls.

I guess there is a lot I have't seen though.....................I wish I could take the kids to the Grand Canyon.

Saturday, November 19

Here it is: Grandma's Banana-Nut Bread (the BEST)
2 C Flour
1 tsp.baking soda
1/2 C shortening
1 C Sugar
2 Eggs
3 Very Ripe Bananas (turning black)
2 Tbsp.Buttermilk
1/2 C chopped nuts

Preheat oven to 350,
Sift flour and soda together. Cream softened butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat eggs in a small bowl, then add to creamed mixture. Mash bananas very well, then add to creamed mixture. Add buttermilk and flour alternately, then stir in the nuts. Pour batter into greased loaf pan, and bake at 350 degrees for one hour. Best served piping hot with real butter!

Thursday, November 17

George broke his collar bone in the last game of the season for Basketball. His chool's team was 5 and 0. THEN he had an alergic reactioon to codeine! We are havin fun round hear...........................

Tuesday, November 15

A man and a woman, who had never met before but were
both married to other people, found themselves assigned
to the same sleeping room on a Transcontinental train.
Though initially embarrassed and uneasy over sharing a
room, They were both very tired and fell asleep quickly...
he in the upper bunk and she in the lower.

At 1:00 AM, the man leaned over and gently woke the
woman saying, "Ma'am, I'm sorry to bother you, but would
you be willing to reach into the closet to get me a second
blanket? I'm awfully cold."

"I have a better idea," she replied "Just for tonight, let's
pretend that we're married."

"Wow! That's a great idea!" he exclaimed.

"Good," she replied. "Get your own damn blanket!"

After a moment of silence, he farted.

Tuesday, November 8

I am so bored. I did nothing today. After making Emeril's Beef Wellington and about a million oatmeal and choc chip cookies yesterday, I was burned out.

I did take the girls to Busch Gardens for an hour after school before picking up Georgie from basketball practice. I pick up Jamila in 45 minutes

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I am going to watch Maury!
My supervisor from my last job is not longer there. I sent him an email this morning and it came back. NOW I am trying to get in touch with folks there to find out where and why he went.

Jake called yesterday afternoon and wants me to come up there this weekend and make him a meat loaf. LOLOLOL AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHhhhhhhhhhhhh......................they can't stand you, then they miss you.

Monday, November 7

The New Martha Show

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I mentioned before that I had lost a lot of weight, down from 213 and I got down to as low as 162. Now last time I checked I weighed 167. With all this cooking, I hope I can keep it down. I have decided to probably take the little girls to Busch after I pick them up and walk around the park a few times. It would be a nice walk and both Lee Lee and I need the excersize. It won't hurt Destiny either.

In the meantime, I am looking up the Martha Stewart website. I am so corny, I guess. It's a lot of fun though.
Google Software Downloads

Sunday, November 6

Disappearing Cream Cheese Croissant Recipe sounds great doesn't it?????
POOR MAN'S BEEF WELLINGTON (Recipe) @ Emeril's dot com I want to make this but without the mushrooms that I know my kids won't like. BUuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuttttttttttttt, maybe if they can pick them out I could still do the recipe the way it is.

I am baking buttermilk bread right now, and have done two sweet potatoe pies. BTW, I think I will get to that!

Friday, November 4

Personal Page of Jamie Jackson

Okay this is a new one and I will fix it up later :)!

Thursday, November 3

Cheeseburger Pie Recipe - Ground Beef Cheese Pie Recipe There's dinner, plus a salad of course.
Now I guess I am going to be the biggest provider of Food Network : Cooking, Recipe Collections, Entertaining, Wine & Drinks Videos : Food Network and stuff.

By the way, that banana bread didn't turn out too good yesterday, so my sister Paula is sending her Grandma's recipe. I am going to get up right this minute, lay out something for dinner and bake that pound cake. I have the recipe from Emeril's Pot Luck cookbook (which I probably posted about before). I have learn that baking and cooking are different. When you cook you can you a recipe or ideas from a recipe and do your own thing. When you bake, you are following a formula and you have to learn to do it the way the originator does it and make changes in flavors but not the basics.

That was my advice for the day.
Now here is Emeril's official site. Like anybody but me cares :)!
Emeril
Spirit FM is my favorite radio station. You can listen live!!!

Wednesday, November 2

Cooks.com - Recipe - Ranched Red Potatoes Okay, this will be it. I can sub for the green onions.

I have some frozen corn that I can do straight up too.

Wish I had a Soma or two. Since I am not drinking yet again, I miss the buzz. I have to set an appt for Leroy with the doc and me too. Mine is just for getting my tiny (and I mean tiny) script for Soma, plus my crazy meds, etc.

Well I better start the washer and dryer and try to fold two loads before 2:30 when I have to leave and pick up Lee Lee.
Cooks.com - Recipe - Red Potato Casserole Now this sounds good, but I don'twant to go by the store to get the cheese and fried onions.
Cooks.com - Recipe - Banana Nut Bread With Bisquick This is the same recipe as indicated in the link below, but I have it in the oven right now :)! I also baked some cheese onion bread in my BreadBox bread maker. I am going to do ham steacks for dinner, but need to figure out what I am going to do with these russet potatoes.

I am either going to do Emeril's Lemon Pound cake later today or tomorrow. I am really enjoying being home, cooking and baking, even the cleaning. I have enrolled the girls' in girls scouts too!

Leroy loves all this shit of course. I think he stains his work shirts on purpose just to entertain me and to see if I can get whatever it is out. I have managed with everything except the ink!!!
The Dollar Stretcher

Tuesday, November 1

EarthCam MetroCams
Family Watchdog Home Page
Cooks.com - Recipe - Banana Nut Bread With Bisquick
Daniel's Digital Darkroom is a wonderful photography site done by my friend the "Blogger Boy". He taught me so much when I first started this blog and when I did my old web site that no longer exsists. His pictures are Amazing!!!!!

Friday, October 28

When I first found out about blogging, and that has been a few years back now, I knew nothing of HTML or websites or inserting pictures and doing background. That type of thing.

Like I do with most things, I dove in head first. Spent countless hours designing this blog and my webpage on at Homestead . I did all kinds of web pages and had a ton of fun, BUT like I do with most things, I got bored.

SOOOOOO.............I no longer have my Homestead website and that is where all my lovely pictures and graphics were stored that made my Blog original. I hadn't even looked at my blog for a few months, but I did yesterday and changed the template to a generic one. I may or may not start working on this one, but I think I will probably start posting again.

I am not working now. My older son Jake is now married, in the Marines, and is living in Washington DC. My older daughter Joy is still in Oregon with Randy (her boy friend), Randy Jr. and Samantha. My son George is now 13, is 6 foot tall and weighs 230. He is into football and basketball. Jamila is now 12 and is in Step class and doing well in school. Leighanne, 10, began a new school this year where she is going a lot better. And, of course, Little Destiny is not so little anymore. At 7 years old she is very precocious, bossy, sensitive, mean, and sweet.

So, right now, I have no way for anyone to contact me as a permanent link, but I can be reached at pojamie143@yahoo.com. I will add more later.

Friday, June 3

I got an IM asking me to visit the following site. I wouldn't have usually, but I was bored and did. What a great entreprenurial idea!!!! WELCOME to Fun Hunt. The purpose of Fun Hunt is a fun filled, good old fashion seek and find.

Wednesday, April 6

An American Housewife

I have to go back to this one and look around more. Seems like my kind of lady...........................

I don't know if that is a good thing or a bad thing.

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Can you believe it?

A few folks want me to keep on talking on here. Hmmmm..............

You see I can't use this the way I used to because people (my kids) may see it. How can I try to be friends with Joy and her Boyfriend if I tell you how much I wish that she weren't living that way. Then I can't even really say what "that way" is.

I guess I can still talk bad about Jake, but there is nothing bad to say. My baby is in DC, marching and looking handsome at 8th and I. Somehow that makes me feel guilty too, but I am just glad he is safe.

He came down for the 3 day weekend on the 25th. Daddy's birthday was March 26th so he was able to spend time with him. It was good.

Jessica and him finally got around to get with the Pastor to discuss their wedding plans. I am happy about that. I don't even know if Jake asked the Pastor to perform the ceremony or not. I know Jessica is still looking for a location, so they must not have discussed it.

Oh man.....................now I could go on and on and on and on and on...................

Wednesday, March 16

I hadn't visited my buddy, KindlyRat, in a while. Great stuff!!!!!!!!!

I have lots to tell, but little time.

My sister and niece came to visit. We had a great time. Went to Fort DeSoto Beach, Hillsborough River State Park, did some gardening, New Tampa YMCA. We all got in the heated pool at the Y, but only the kids went in at the beach. They're crazy!

I think I will start posting more on here again although I don't have time for this hobby much anymore. That's what it is, you know? Something interesting to pass the time and give a person self gratification. I loved it then, and still like it. I often wonder, who the heck am I writing to out there. Maybe it's just for me. Oh Junk! I'm talking to myself again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, March 3

How to clean your room:

1) Pick up everything on the floors, putting dirty clothes in the laundry room and clean clothes folded up and put away, or for little girls, in the living room.
2) Make the beds with bottom sheet, top sheet, fresh pillowcases and a comforter.
3) Clean off all surfaces like table, dressers, TV, desk, shelves, etc. Make sure you move the items on the surface before you dust it, and then return the items to where they belong. Make sure items that DO NOT belong are put away.
4) Make sure nothing is in the closet floor, or that the top closet shelf looks neat. Put shoes away.

At this point NOTHING but furniture should be on the floor

5) Sweep
6) Mop

Wednesday, February 16

WOOT is a website that offers A good bargain every day. Interesting.......................
WOOT is a website that offers A good bargain every day. Interesting.......................

Friday, February 4

I printed my blog out the other day. It's about 500 pages. Man I have been through a LOT since I started this thing. Let me know if you think I should be crazy by now, okay?

I think I am going to get the supervisor job for my position and the Tampa
Bay Work Force Alliance. It wouldn't suprise me, I have been around Welfare Reform since the first day. Trying to help the ladies make it out. That's what I do, you know? Advocate for those in transition.
I had a young lady come to me today, 25 years old, works at Wendy's, has three children. Wants healthcare training to move up in life. I gave her a voucher to do just that and will hook her up with a buddy of mine who works for the WorkForce Investment Act to assit her with additional when the grant is renewed in July. I love it when someones wants to move up and I can help.

I have been sick this week, but have stayed up with work. Not with the house though.

Paula, my sister, is coming in a month and I am going to have to hire help with this filthy house. Sh*t.

Sunday, January 23

6 Ingredients or Less! meat chart

Believe it or not, I cooked a turkey tonight. Just a 12 pounder. I thought it would be good for a change and sandwiches.

This has been a good, but not productive, weekend. We had outright TOLD Pastor Perry we were going to church today and we didn't. Just flat lazy.

I worked hard at work last week and I plan on continuing it JUST THAT WAY.

Wednesday, January 19

WebMD Weight Loss Clinic: Seven Deadly Diet Sins

I probably didn't mention it here, but I have lost quite a bit of weight. I am at 177 right now, a year ago it was at 213. I want to get down to 150, but don't want any more lose skin than I already have! Gross!!!

The primary weight loss was from changing my meds. I had taken Paxil for a few years now. No one bothered to tell me, they say Paxil "packs it on". I am better on the new med now anyway!!!

I worked out in an intense class last Thursday and have not been able to move since!

Tuesday, January 11

I probably didn't tell you that I am down to 178 pounds. It turns out that the Paxil I was taking made me gain weight, so last year I was up to 213.

Now that I am down to a reasonable size, I have started working on getting fit and healthy again. I have joined WedMD . I does cost about 5 dollars a week, but I think the food journaling and the eating plan they came up with based on my own preferences is going to work for me. I worked out yesterday. 20 minutes cardio, and about 5 sets on the weights. Today I did 35 minutes cardio and about 10 sets on the weights. I will probably be sore tomorrow, but I know I am going to enjoy getting fit again!!!!

I have not been going to church regularily, but my heart is there. I am going to start planning out my weeks better.

I heard today that children that eat together with their family are more well adjusted. We almost ALWAYS eat an evening meal together. Tonight we are having pork chops bakeed with spices and mushroom soup, boiled potatoes, green beans and biscuits.

It is all I can do not to spy on my oldest child in Oregon. You know I have computer talent and that is not too hard for me to do. I just don't want to know any more. It's so sad. I can see her going down the road I went down when I was her age. She will suffer, but hopefully she will live until she gets her senses back. It hurts me to have Destiny (my granddaugher by her who I am raising) talk about her Mommy, and she doesn't even know that her mother is a racist and doesn't want to have anything to do with her because she is half black.

Jamila had a vast improvement on her report card. Now I have to start working harder on Lee Lee and George. It is NOT easy to raise so many kids. The homework alone will exhaust you. I would not trade my life for anyone's though. Messy house and all.

God bless you and yours.
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Wednesday, January 5

Monday, January 3

Free Screensavers - by Appleblossom Art That is a cool site, I just downloaded the Butterfly Fantasia Theme!!!
Okay, back to work and tomorrow the kids will be back to school. Jake went back to Washington yesterday. Things are getting back to normal.

The kids are "home alone" today, but of course Georgie is 13 now, so we're legal.

The weather is WONDERFUL. Upper 70s during the day, cool in the mornings.

I am getting out 125 merge letters today. I have an appt. at 2 and will go home from there. I have been here since 6:30 and don't take a lunch.

I think I will start going by the Y after work starting tomorrow. I have lost quite a bit of weight in 2004. I weigh 182 right now. Down from 213 the beginning of the year. I can get back in size 12 shorts again, and that is wonderful for me!! I need to tighten up now!!!

Sunday, January 2

Happy New Year!!!!!

Lots of stories to tell if I got started. Most of which I think are delightful, but may not appeal to all tastes. I had forgotten there were sub-cultures of individuals that would probably think our way of living is boring, or whatever.

Guess you noticed, I have been in deep thought about alternative lifesyles, etc. I can remember my liberal past, but it doesn't change the conservative heart I have now. I like having an old-fashioned household in so many ways. The only part I wish is that we had "sure enough" money and I could spend even more time at home.

I am fortunate in my job though. I have a wonderful, understanding supervisor. I appreciate her (and no she doesn't even know about this blog)!

I'm happy, but I have found what I was missing in my life. I always felt (when young) that there was a hole inside me, an emptiness. I spent years trying to fill that void with drugs, casual sex, etc. It took me getting a little more mature to realize that the void I felt inside me was the place that Jesus leaves for himself. If I filled the void in my life with him, then my life should be in HIS will, and as perfect as it can be in a world of humns.