Friday, November 9, 2007

Something I've always wanted to do.....

I finally did something I always wanted to do! Well actually I had the help of my Yahoo Group. They ladies there all gave me the translations of I Love You in many languages. Here is what they gave me - I'm sure there are others - but this was so much fun! I got many more - but I only put some of them here. I'm hoping to get a better list together someday and actually know where some of these languages originate from in the world. I put what I knew out here and will add more as I learn them!!

Armenian - Yes kez si'rumem!
Argentina - Yo te amo
Dutch - Ik houd van u
French - Je t'aime
Gaelic - Ta gra agam ort
German - Ich liebe Dich
Greek - Σας αγαπώ
Hawaiian - Aloha wau IA 'oe!
Italian - Ti amo
Japanese - aishite imasu (愛しています)
Mandarin Chinese - Wo ai ni
Paraguay - Ro Jai Jú
Polish - Kocham Cie
Portugese - Eu te amo
Russian - Я люблю вас
Spanish - Te quiero
Turkish - Seni Seviyorum

Now don't ask me how I got those fonts - I only copied and pasted from the friends who sent me the translations!

Sorry...Husband Update, New Puppy and stuff....

Hi all - there has been a lot going on in my life and the lives of people around me. My husband got laid off for a week and during that week got a new job. More money, closer to home, better benefits, all things good. And back in the field he wants. So all is well with him.

We got a new puppy - Picture Below! She is about 4 to 5 months old, black and white, long sort of fine hair, perked over ears and VERY FULL OF HERSELF! She loves everyone so far, people, other dogs, cats, everything. She is a bit scare of somethings - where she was as a stray (we got her from Animal Control) she was having people throw rocks and her!!! Poor thing. She is afraid of being under a blanket and still has some difficulty with being held - but she is trying so hard and loves so easily! She is a joy to me, I treasure her already!

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I am having some pain with having to drive and all by myself with Harry not working where I am anymore. And I will have to get used to the new schedule for him and for me, so things are a bit different. But okay - just adjustments like all lives.

I have some cool stuff to post - hope I can get to it this weekend! I'm setting myself a reminder to do it!

Monday, October 29, 2007

The Red Sox WIN!!!

No doubt from me! Awesome World Series! I may live in Tennessee, by my heart belongs to the Sox, the Celtics, the Pats and the Bruins! GO BOSTON! GO NEW ENGLAND

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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

What's your Halloween Personality?

This was just too much fun!

What Your Halloween Habits Say About You

You're a friendly person, but not the life of the party. You like making someone else's day - and you'll dress up if you think of a really fun costume.

Sneaky and devious, people should really watch out for you. You are usually underestimated and forgotten.

Your inner child is full of wonder and very sweet.

You fear people taking advantage for you. You are always worried about protecting your own interests.

You're prone to be quite emotional and over dramatic. Deep down, you enjoy being scared out of your mind... even if you don't admit it.

You are a traditionalist with most aspects of your life. You like your Halloween costume to be basic, well made, and conventional enough to wear another year.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Test Results and busy, busy, busy

Hi all. Well Harry had his surgery and his test results came back yesterday. NEGATIVE!!! NO CANCER! Whoo hoo! I'm so excited and so is he. I've been busy creating with some great stuff lately. I'll post as soon as I can. Lots to do and not enough time to do it. My boss is going to have her baby any minute over the next few days - a little boy! HOW COOL!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007


I am thrilled beyond belief. I found a Gentleman Scrapper! How cool. His name is Sir Scrap A Lot. I made the below with his recent Layout - Just Batty! Check him out, leave him some love!

Here is what I made:

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I'm proud of it - I think it came out very cute. I don't use scrap stuff what a lot of people do - I do a lot of "tag" related items. Stuff that people can add to their email and personalize it. I adore these scrap people and they have the most generous spirts I have ever seen.

Layout - Just Batty - By: Sir Scrap A Lot

Monday, September 3, 2007

Recent Layouts from Janel

I am in love with these alphabet layouts that Janeal is making. Go visit her at Janeal's Corner

Here are the first of what I have done with her layouts.

A is for Adorable
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B is for Basket
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C is for Curious
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D is for Dainty
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E is for Elegant
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G is for Goofy
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H is for Handsome
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I is for Inquisitive
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Thanks so much to Janeal and everyone else who provides me toys to play with in my creating!

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Lost and Crying

This is the most difficult blog post I have ever had to write. My 8 year old German Shepherd Male, Ryan's Rebel passed away suddenly two days. I am a loss for feelings and only feel totally numb. My husband and sister in law have taken him to the crematiorium so we can have his ashed returned to us. He was a big, sweet, loveable, tiring, wild attention wanting, generous to a fault, big BABY! He whined most of the time to attention or something just to hear himself whine. He was energetic and crazy - but we all loved him dearly. Being that I have no children, my pets are my babies - and this is just devastating to me. The house is so quiet without him. The other three dogs are very quiet in nature and he was the energy behind all of their play. I know he is safe on the Rainbow Bridge and my Mom has already greeted him and welcomed him - but I want him and for that matter more than anything, my Mom, here with me! I'll miss him forever. Rebel was a true southern gentlemen of a dog.

Friday, August 24, 2007

I'm begging for Autumn to arrive

Hi there, I'm hating the heat, wanting rain and I'm begging for Autumn to arrive. So with that spirit, I made a Halloween layout. The credits are as follows:

Layout - Bunch of Cirlces by Janeal's Corner
Paper - Melissa at Scrappy Expressions
Girl, Spiderweb and Teddy Bears - Outlaw by Design
Thank you ladies, for your wonderful toys that I get to play with! Visit them, leave them love!
This is what I created - I like it - hope you do too!

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Monday, August 20, 2007

Paranoia and a Payoff!

Well now ain't that a pretty title? My paranoia was true - sometimes you need to go with your gut instincts. Today, something happened that I thought was a tell tale sign and it was. I confronted the boss and she lied at first and then left for lunch. When she came back, she called me into her office and confessed! What I had thought was a tell tale sign was REAL! And it would have been devastating to me, but all in all - the honesty helped us both! I do have a good feeling now, still a little scared, but way less than before! Thanks to everyone who has supported me through all of this! I've still got stuff to load but I couldn't seem to get photobucket to work for me this weekend - so I'm hoping still to get it done!

Friday, August 17, 2007

Sorry, been a while

Hi there, Sorry it's been a while since I wrote. Been a bit busy with things at home. We are having a water leak problem - nothing serious - easy fix - but it took a few things to find it! But it's getting fixed this weekend. So I was a bit preoccupied with that! All is appears to be fine, but I'm staying quiet, in case! I had bloodwork this morning - just normal early stuff - will get the results next week. I've got some new scrapping things to show off - but that will be this weekend. Can't wait to share my new treasures.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007


Well I titled this post Uncomfortable - because I am. I am having serious issues at work and feeling very unhappy. I'm even thinking of leaving this job. The family is no longer feeling like they want me here. I'm wondering about my paranoia cause I know I have issues going on in my life - but for pity sake! It is about time to move on from a mistake a month ago! I haven't made one since and I've worked hard at getting things to stay safe, comfortable, quiet, no issues with telling tales or anything! I'm so tired of feeling used and abused!

Friday, July 27, 2007

My Jason

I am so thrilled I finally found a quick page for my Jason. Now, he isn't mine, but I sure would love for him to be. He is my best friend's little boy - not so little anymore! Going to put a rock on his head - maybe a boulder! He is just a sweetheart and so wonderful. I have loved him since before he was even born and loved him more and more since. I have always called him my nephew - I'm not his auntie or even related - but I love him so much I should be! I saw this Plopper as Soto calls it - isn't that a great word? At her site Soto Creations. She does a lot of freebies - and only asks for a simple thank you! Isn't that wonderful of her? I get to play with new creative toys all the time because of generous people like her. Now, if only everyone would say thank you! Where did manners go in the USA! Oh well, on to a nicer subject - my Jason! Here he is - SMILE Darling! I think your Mom is going to love this as much as I do

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Thursday, July 26, 2007

My First Template - Polka Dot Memories

My goodness I tried making a template! Let's see if anything can be done with it!

I haven't yet created anything myself - but I'm working on it.

Let's see if I can do this right. It's 12" by 12" and on layers created in Paint Shop Pro. The preview is below and you can download it HERE.

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Please share with me anything you make - I'd love to see it.

Another Terri Ann Hank's Layout

I just love this lady's work! Here is another of her layouts I used. The layout is Terri Ann's Garden Scraps - Terri Ann Hanks, the kit is from Scrappin' Scraps by Jane (sorry I don't have her website - I'm looking for it) and the mermaid is from Ina Spicer Feral Fairy

What I do is create tags, otherwise known as signature tags for your emails and such. Became a thing a while back and I love playing. I also so some other digital scrapbook stuff just for myself - but my passion is these tags.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Harry Potter #7

Well with all of this tutorial stuff and me trying to find out how to join a blog carnival - sounds like so much fun - I have completely forgotten to update my blog about the Harry Potter book. Well I was sick last week for two days with a stomach bug and then went and waited in line at midnight for the Harry Potter and then stayed up too late starting to read it - boy that's a long sentence! WHEW! And then of course, I woke up early Saturday morning - about 7:00 am after going to be at 2:00 a.m.! And read more! I loved it - I finished it. It's fabulous - you have to read it! A lot of stuff gets wrapped up in this book and you feel finished actually - J K Rowling is a great writer! I am thrilled to own them all and look forward to her next adventure of books! I will not discuss the ending with anyone who hasn't read the book - so don't ask me! That means you Kathy! {EVIL GIGGLE}

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Tried out a tutorial - UPDATED

UPDATE - I've added the before - something must have happened in the download or something - cause it looks nothing like Kim's layout!

Well I tried this tutorial out - it is wonderful - I, on the other hand, am an IDIOT! I did learn how to select things all over the place - but my sample, sure doesnt' look like the sample on the tutorial!.

Check it out the tutorial is great!

My horrible results are below!

You'll IMMEDIATELY see the difference!

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Thursday, July 19, 2007

Terri Ann's Creative Call

Well now, I tried something, don't know what will happen but I had fun with it. Terri Ann Hanks, who creates digital images for scrapbooking, is having a Creative Call for a Team of Members. I applied. My submitted project is below. Check out Terri Ann's blog at:

My sample is way big - cause I believe she wants full sized paper images when complete - but I may have messed up too! Who knows - it was fun to do! But I did resize it for here!

Monday, July 16, 2007

Countdown to Harry Potter #7

It's just days away - the last Harry Potter Book! I can't wait and I want to wait. I will want more books I know! I love series, but I hate when they end. These books have been fabulous!

Friday, July 13, 2007

Kit-Kat Creations

Wow - this is a great site. This is my friend Kit. She designs patterns and quilts and such! She has just created this great website to display and sell her patterns. Check it out if you have time!

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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Just Journaling

I'm just journaling today. This is very therapeutic. I was diagnosed almost 13 years ago with multiple sclerosis (MS) - it was a devasting blow to me. I was allways pretty active - not to an extreme! But I walked, I took the bus, the train, I biked, I climbed stairs, ladders, etc. And for months before I went to the doctor and probably years, if I look back far enough, I had days where I couldn't. I always just blamed it on fatigue or laziness even! But then things starting happening. I had blurred vision, stumbling for no reason, muscle movements I didn't start and could not control. Well after a bit of stuff with this doctor, that doctor, this specialist, that specialist, it was decided that I had MS. Now I have what is called relapsing, remitting MS. I have periods where you would never know I have a problem. Then I CRASH! And it's bad! Well in all of this - one of the things that was suggested to me was to move from Massachusetts to somewhere warmer and possibly healthier for me. And to get a less stressful job! YEAH RIGHT! Well we did it! We moved to Tennessee. Now I still have good and bad times, but I am not stressed with work anymore - trust me - this place is a cake walk compared to places I have worked. While I do have issues with my MS, I'm dealing with it. Then a year ago, the osteoarthritis got diagnosed. I said God why me? Well, I know I shouldn't have asked that - but then again, who doesn't ask? So I'm dealing with all of it and some days I want to chuck it. And some days I want to just stay in the chair or in the bed and cry. Today is a good day, yesterday was a bad day. They are more frequently bad than good - but I keep going. Not exactly the energizer bunny, but I'm trying! The reason I'm journalling all this today, is that I'm depressed about feeling in pain and want to do something about it. I'm looking for ways to exercise and work out some of the pain. Any one got any help for me? I'm overweight and can't move for long periods of time and need to do this in the morning in short time spurts do to my work schedule.

Coffee!!! NO WAY! Give me Tea Any Day!

I saw this cutie on another person's blog and had to go try it. I answered the questions as a tea drinker - I DON'T DO COFFEE!!! But I am a Cappuccino! Which when you read it actualy makes sense!

I hope this shows up!

You Are a Cappuccino

You're fun, outgoing, and you love to try anything new.
However, you tend to have strong opinions on what you like.
You are a total girly girly at heart - and prefer your coffee with good conversation.
You're the type that seems complex to outsiders, but in reality, you are easy to please

We are doing okay - still worried about the garnishment - but we'll deal with it someone - God will provide!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Changed my Blog

Hey there, I changed the set up of my blog this morning - I think I like all that stuff on the left versus the right! Makes me feel more organized for some unknown reason. I've still got a few things I didn't do right and I have to fix them. But I'm getting there. I've got to get my HTML Dummy book out and remember how to do certain stuff and then I can change it all the way I want it!!!!

I've also got to figure out how to add pictures easier within the post!

As you can see I'm a busy beaver and not even thinking about that horrible garnishment. But I do hope it works out for us somehow! I can't worry about it, cause I'll get sick and it won't help anything. I'm hoping it's not all that bad, but if it is, it's not like I can change it. So I'm just going to deal with it. If anyone can think of an idea for us to do - please let me know - we are willing to try almost anything!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Where have I been and stuff....

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Isn't that the coolest? You can get one too - the link is:

Pretty cool!

As for yesterday's post - we are still worried about finances - but we're going to give it to God and hope for the best. I hope to sell some stuff at the house and work out some money arrangements elsewhere.

Monday, July 9, 2007

Oh Boy Bad Day!

Well it happened, I sort of knew it would. But an old hospital bill that I was paying on and had some difficulty with - has come up and put a garnishment on our paychecks. This is not good -we don't have what they want to take out and it is going to kill us. I wish I knew a someone that could help me and I even starting looking to see if there was some way to get a donate button on my blog. But so far you can't do that without a non-profit agency - which I understand - but I'm desperate. Dang it all :( I wish I knew what to do. But if I disappear y'all will know that I couldn't afford to keep the internet connection. Thanks for all your support.

Friday, July 6, 2007

Kim B's and Dorothy's Blogs

Hi there - I've added two more great ladies to my digi scrappers lists to the right of this post. They are KimB - she makes some great stuff and gives the coolest things away as freebies! And Dorothy. Dorothy has some new lovely card scrapbooking items that can be printed out - SO COOL! And a mosaic (I think I spelled/named that correctly) for working with other stuff to create your own in that pattern - so wonderful! These ladies share so much of their talent. I am having such a good time playing in PSP. They inspire me as they do many others. When you visit them, leave some "love" in their blog - it's only polite to say thanks for the visit and for anything you snatch from them as their freebies take a lot of time to create and share!

Thursday, July 5, 2007

HTML - WooHoo! Been a while....

It's been a long time since I played in HTML and I needed to get out the old notes to do something very simple. But I am sure glad I did. I got some of the designer's blinkies to the right on the sidebar that actually take you directly to the blogs! Here's hoping I did it right, before anyone actually hits it. I only have two so far, I need to check my bookmarks and grab the other ladies that are so wonderful. I am having a great time playing in PSP and reading things and everything. My husband and I still in the "weirdness" but I have to live, so computer time is precious to me! I go to the doctor tomorrow (YUCK) to see if the problem in my feet is something serious, or just some other stupid thing wrong! See y'all later!

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Designs by Heather Manning

Cool site - you have to visit it! She does digital scrapbooking stuff and has some wonderful freebies as well as some very well packed low priced kits! I just love browsing around there. I'm having such a good time working in PSP (Paint Shop Pro) playing with her layouts for scrapbooking and such. I've added a link on the right side of my page to her website and I hope to get her blinkie working on there - but so far I can't get it to work!

I've also go some other people's websites and blogs to add - but I'm a bit new at this blogging thing - so bear with me!

Friday, June 29, 2007


Well the new policies were given out to everyone today, including me. Well they made some good changes! Some paid holidays - which is very nice. Cell phone usage, profanity, absence reporting - all have new guidelines. Which is very good!

Now they didn't do vacation - cause it's the middle of the year and a lot of people have alredy taken their's. But they are talking about it for January!

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Idiot Central Again

Well it's Idiot Central time again! Some people just don't understand the necessity of giving a notice when they leave their job. We just had two boys quit here where I work and they don't seem to even think it's an issue! Their life, their way! I can't believe how ridiculous people can be without any forethought for others. They may have another job, but how hard with a day or two or even finish the current day be? Oh well, I'll step off the soap box now!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007


Well, well, well, it seems as though we have a profanity problem at my work! Yeah right, as if I hadn't noticed that in two years here! It looks like the management has decided to do something about it - never too late I say! They are changing the company policies and adding that into it. It should do some good to some people. We do have customers visit and other visitors at times. You never actually know who will be here - so it's probably a good idea. And I have noticed myself when I hang around with the "boys" for too long, I get that way too. So it'll help me too!

Some of the other changes I don't know about - but I've overheard some things. Looks like some more benefits - which is always good. And maybe some stronger wording on some things. I'll just have to be surprised when I see it like everyone else. I'm not included in this function - but I'm okay with it. I've learned my lesson about a lot of things recently even though it was a tough lesson to learn. But things have quieted down with that and my boss and I seem to be getting along okay - my feelings are still very very raw and I think rightly so. But then again I probably needed a kick in the pants for telling tales. Even if it was pillow talk with my husband....which I think everyone does. But it got turned on us when he made a sillly comment that even didn't state what he knew just that he agreed with someone about something - so now we know and we are doing differently.

Oh well, time to end the Profanity post today - wonder if I should end it with a cuss word? ROFL!!!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Added a new cutie to my Blog

I went to a blogger's website today - for some freebies for a scrap project; and she had the cutest thing out there - A CLOCK! No one seems to know what time zone I am in - so I put it on my blog and I'll point them out here now! COOL!

I'm doing okay - things are still rough between the husband and me - sometimes I wonder how anyone is to cope with this. And sometimes I wonder how many other people are coping with the same thing. It's horrible how living with someone can totally change your feelings about them. There are times I want to run away, times I want to hide, and sometimes I want to just chuck it all! Who knows where will be. We have lived through some tough things, but when does it get easier? Ever?

Well I also haven't said anything about my passion - well I suppose you could call it a hobby? Who knows! I love it - PSP - I work in Paint Shop Pro a lot and create tags for people on some yahoo groups. Tags are little picture graphics with a theme and their name on them that you can insert into emails to show something special about you. It's a lot of fun and I do so love it!

Friday, June 8, 2007

Update on meeting

Well I'm still feeling pretty abused and hurt. In fact, I'm probably just being paraonid. But everyday when my boss goes to lunch she asks if I want anything. Today, not a word. I'm not sure if she is just overwhelmed by all the stuff happening today that has nothing to do with me....or if it's me. I hate this. I'm getting sick to my stomach and I'm wanting to go home. And in fact, I don't even want to come back. That is what hurts the most. I thought I was okay here...but maybe I'm not. I know I'll probably feel different and probably exuding something negative, cause I can feel it around me, but I don't know what to do! I want to just sit here and cry and I know that won't help. I'm feeling really low and useless.

I hate meetings!

Oh well, I hate meetings. Screwed up again! What has happened to me since I moved here. I was never like this! I was the most organized, confidental, appropriate work environment person everyone I knew said so! I was completed and award for my confidentality. I don't understand what has gotten into me. For some reason I felt the need to repeat something - well gossip I suppose is the right word. And I got caught at it! How utterlly horrible. I know I have told some stuff before, but I always knew where it would go. I remember when I worked at the bank in MA that I had (still do thank goodness) a great friend and we could talk about anything. For some reason down here that is all different. They get some information and blow it out of propriation and pass it around like a new treat. Almost like they can't wait to see it come back and bite you where you shouldn't get bitten! It stinks and I could use other words but I won't! I'm so upset over this. My boss called me into the office yesterday about it. By the way I have multiple bosses. The one, a young woman, very nice - actually I really do like it. Well she was very diplomatic and told me what had happened and what she felt was the problem and that I needed to immediately fix it and see that it didn't happen again. I did verbally agreee with her; and even though I don't want to admit it, I also privately in my mind agreed with her. I made a bad decision. But the person I told should have kept my secret! God help that person! Well I talked to that person later on and told him in no uncertain terms that I was beyond annoyed. I was embarrased, scared for my job, his job, etc. I don't know if it will do any good, but I will no longer share work related information with him. Now to tell you who it is - my own husband!!! I can't believe he told a story out of our private life. As I felt, like most married couples feel, I'm sure, that you can talk to your husband about work, but the subject matter stays between the two of you. He may have slipped. He may have accidentally blurted out something and someone put two and two together - but that's beside the point. I will not put myself in that situation again! I will not tell him anything to do with work that isn't public knowledge. So with that in mind, I'm still seething about it. How could that person, whoever it was, do that to me. Go in and tell my boss whatever they said to her to make her meet with me like that. I am beyond embarrassed, I'm hurt. It's a small group of people and believe it not I have analyzed and narrowed it down to three people. I couldn't possibly be more hurt. The three that could have done it - I thought were friends - well at least I thought they cared. I've been here almost two years and I thought I had a few friends, not necessarily deep long term lasting forever friendships.......but at least nice people that might come to me if they saw I did something wrong. Goodness me - I can't believe it - I'm so hurt by this. I have fed them home made goodies, bought them in special treats, etc. Never again - even though I think that even to me, sounds mean. But I just can't do it. To imagine I've done that special stuff - even made home made treats that they requested - nope, no way, no how. Not again. I'm sitting her seething and hurt. I don't even want to see those three people! HOW DARE THEY!!!!

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Work and Unknown Avenues

Hi - well I made myself a promise that I would try to blog everyday - so here I am - the next day after I made the promise actually doing it! Today is a work day as are most Monday through Fridays. I work for a small family based pallet manufacturing business. Most days I love my job and find it very fascinating and to tell the truth pretty darn easy after all the horrible and stressed jobs I have had in the past. Well today is a stressed idiot day! My boss, one of the owners of the company is on vacation and the rest of the family is attempting to work at things without him. Since it is a customer relations based business, my feeling (maybe I'm wrong here but it was the way I was raised as well as the way I was taught in every job I have worked so far till I moved here to Tennessee) that the customer comes first! Well today I took a phone call from one of larger volume customers asking for a quote on a pallet. When I gave the information to the other two family members they said what do you want us to do? They said they don't know how to give quotes - how can a company do that to the customer? Just because someone is not here the rest of the business is to shut down? Am I the only one who feels this way? I'm totally confused about this concept. You have to give the customer an answer at some point - you can't tell them to wait? Can you? How inappropriate is that? I feel totally. So I'm a bit ticked off because they expected me to call that customer and tell him to wait for my boss' return!!! How can that be done? I look like a fool saying that and so does the company as a whole. Maybe I'm blowing this out of proportion - maybe they have done this before - I don't know - but this is downright ridiculous! Sometimes I wonder about this place and other times like this I wonder why I am here. I love doing a good job and it is impossible sometimes to do that when you are surrounding by people who think the world can wait on them to answer!!!

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Wow been a while

Wow it's been a while since I posted on the blog. I'm doing okay - having major issues with allergies. But it'll all work out if we get some rain. My husband and I are still having difficulties - nothing new there - I think it's my lot in life to deal with this some how some way. I went away with my sister in law to Kentucky for a Dog Show - it was lovely. Great time - our new dog did wonderful. The city was a little weird - too close to the airport for me. I think I've become a country girl all the way around and I don't like the city anymore!

Friday, April 6, 2007

Easter Blessings!

Jesus is Alive! How wonderful! I was raised a Christian and was part of a Lord Loving and Supportive family. This time of year with Easter Sunday and all the lovely and fascinating happenings with the Church and with the Spring coming in has always held a real fascination for me. I love Spring for all the reasons it has to offer.

Even in times of trouble, you can look at Spring and know that everything will re-grow even your heart if it is broken, damaged or even just slightly rumpled. Sometimes even though that is hard to believe it will happen.

My Mother has been with the Lord for almost 18 months now and there isn't a day that goes by that I dont' think of her. Sometimes fondly, well mostly, but sometimes always with regret and sometimes anger! I am mad at her for all the typical reasons - everyone goes through with any loss - especially of a parent.

As always my life is a shambles with my husband. Jerk that he is. I can't believe after such a long time together that he can still surprise me with all this "yuckiness"! There has to be a better word for that - but I sure can't think of it now!

Well I started this out to write Easter Blessings and here I am complaining. I can't wait for those Complaint Free braclets to come in the mail - I'm going to try so hard to do that!!!

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Complaint Free World

I recently saw an NBC article about a church in Kansas City that is having a campaign to stop people from complaining. It started out as a church thing and now has spread and spread to international! I sent away for the bracelets that you wear on your wrist. The information is at: I can't wait for ours to come. You have to wear it for 21 days and NOT COMPLAIN! That will be dificult - but it is written that you can change any habit in 21 days - so we will do as He says! I can't wait.

As a side note, well not exactly a side note, but something important to me. Keep Elizabeth Edwards (Previous Senator John Edwards' wife NC) in your prayers. Her cancer has returned - in the bone - there is an upside for this - she is a mole role for strength and prayer!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

First Day of Spring!

It's the first day of spring! Hubby and I went outside for lunch today - wonderful breeze - beautiful sun - very nice! Things are normal, I suppose. Same as always - nothing special happening. I am doing a lot of reading lately. Found a bunch of books by an author I like, that I never read! Wonderful stuff!

Nothing much to say today - so I'll sign off now :)

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Eyes of March - Part II

Oops - I have to add a note - so this is the Eyes of March Part II !!

I am so excited about one thing. My husband and I, as all of you know, have been having troubles. (BIG TROUBLES). But things are slowly working out - some how some way - well I know what way it is. But we have had a huge breakthrough. He has asked to start going back to Church! We haven't been able to go to church financially and we have been doing a lot of extra work on Sundays for extra cash - so we haven't had the time either. And when we could go we were just too dang tired and figured we would fall asleep to the music! It has been almost if not a full year (maybe more) since we went to our church. We were going to the little one around the corner from the house, but it just isn't the same, to say the least. So my husband spoke up and said this week - let's go to Church again this Sunday! WOO HOO break through - I said nothing and said yes, that would be nice. So I think we are going - be quiet - don't tell him it's a breakthrough! GIGGLING and smiling and praying it works out for us to go!

Eyes of March

Hi there! It's March 15th the Eyes of March. I always wondered what that meant and you know, I have never looked it up to see! Maybe today is the day. Mom always something about the middle day of the month and knowing what the weather was like for the summer or something - but I can't remember.

Well I am having some pain today - all over pain - which is very weird. I know it is going to rain - this arthritis thing is HORRIBLE!!!! I'm whining - yes I know - but sometimes whining is a good thing! YEAH RIGHT - can here my Momma know fussing at me, get over it, get on with it, forget it, it'll go away! Well I am in pain, their isn't anything more I can do for it, so I will live with it. But I will fuss probably! (definitely - giggling).

Today is overcast and yucky and I think I am depressed - I don't know about depression - so I'm not saying I'm clinically depressed or going to do anything stupid. Just sort of down in the dumps and don't know why. Could be the weather, could just be my pain, could just be! Who knows :) I'll get over it, I'm sure.

I'm worried about Daddy - that could be a reason for the down in the dumps thing. He lost his little dog a bit ago - massive shut down of most of his internal organs. Nothing could be done. I know Daddy hurts for the little guy and I do too. And for the first time, in a long time, I don't know what to do about it. Daddy is always so strong and doesn't show emotion at all. I'm so worried about him being with Momma and now with the little dog.

I'm reading some great Nora Roberts books, I love them. Some oldies I never read before. One of my bosses, loaned them to me, she just won them on Ebay. They are really great ones. Ones I never read before - of if I did - I don't remember them!

May the Eyes of March look on you and smile!

Saturday, March 3, 2007

Too Dang Early on a Saturday Morning!

Well it's me again! Who else did you expect? GIGGLING......... It's 6:36 a.m. on a Saturday morning and I'm awake. I did good I suppose to sleep this late. I can't sleep anymore for some reason. I remember as a teenager thinking nothing of sleeping till noon or one o'clock! But I suppose I also stayed up later too! Eight hours and I'm awake no ifs, ands or buts! I'm alone in the office on the computer. Nice.....husband is sleeping, sister in law is sleeping, the dogs are laying down and being quiet. The only ones wandering are a couple of the cats. I can usually get a lot of stuff done this early in the morning. Wish I had a quieter keyboard though! I type like a fiend and it is a bit loud to me!

Well onto other things. My husband is working on the anger and we actually might have made a breakthrough as to where it came from - I hope so. I'm tired of a nasty husband who is in a bad mood all the time. He sure wasn't that way before!

Well it's early and I want to read email and play in PSP (Paint Shop Pro). Bye!

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Frustrated in February

Hi there, it's been a while since I wrote on the blog. I forgot again which password and which email I used....So I couldn't get to the Blog! Boo Hoo on ME! OH well, I got it fixed now and I am on line with my usual email address so now I know it all and have it memorized - well at least for the minute. Things are still horrible between me and my husband. Jerk that he is most of the time. I don't know where to go and what to do - but I am trying with him. Well maybe that's the problem? If I stopped trying maybe he would settle down and fix it himself! He is unhappy, that is true beyond any doubt. But I can't figure out why. We have more here than we would ever have had anywhere else. I think it's that he doesn't have as many people here as he did in the other area. He is upset by his job and his living conditions....but I can't change everything for him. I do hope he settles in eventually. But I doubt it sorry to say.

Other things are fine - dogs are well - cats are well - bunnies are well....did I forget to say we almost live in a zoo! Maybe that's one of the problems? Too many animals to take care of - selfish I suppose on my part.

My legs are okay today - but still as painful as they can be without being over the edge and not letting me walk! I'm still having trouble with exercises and I'm hoping once the warm weather works its way around, that it'll work out some of the pain. And maybe then I'll be able to walk better at least and that will help with the exercises. I seemed to have bottomed out loosing at 246 pounds. Which is still 31 pounds from my beginning weight - so I should be happy, but, of course, I'm not!

Job is fine, as always. I really like it here. I miss some things but I can live without most of them.

Most of all I miss the camaraderie (did I spell that right?) of a friend close by. But as we get older, I suppose some things have to change......

Just testing the post

I am transferring from one email to another and just checking that this works for me from the second email.

Monday, January 29, 2007

I'm an Idiot in the COLD

Okay, I'm just an idiot! But maybe I'll blame it on the COLD! I lost my password, couldn't remember which name I signed up for with the Blog. And couldn't get to this for the past few weeks. Things are about the same for me and my hubby - good today, bad tomorrow. Almost like the weather, if you don't like it, wait a minute, it'll change! We are planning on going away for a long weekend in February. Should be quiet - if nothing else, peace and alone time might work! After 23 years we should have all the "BUGS" worked out - but heck I don't know! I'm doing okay other than being cold. It was 10 degrees this morning - and snowed a bit yesterday - nothing that stick. Other than being very cold this morning, it was fine. I had a second shot in my knee for the arthritis - it helps - but I'm still probably looking towards knee replacement surgery. Oh well....following in Mom's footsteps!