Sunday, April 08, 2007

Happy Easter

Well, I'm still here and surviving, just not blogging. I do have some good news though - my brother is moving to OH after being in Guam for the past 3 years. I can't wait to see him at the end of the month!!!! He is married and has 5 kids ages 2, 4 and 6, with the 2 and 6 year olds being sets of twins. I have really missed seeing him and have really only talked to him via email for the majority of it. Not any more!

Happy Easter everyone!

Tuesday, October 24, 2006


I have come to the realization that I don't have everything in my life that I want. I don't like where I live because of the commute every morning and because I am so far away from everything that I used to do that I don't do those things anymore. As a result, I feel like I have abandoned myself because I feel like I don't have any friends around. Nobody likes to drive out to where I live because it's so far and after work, if I do anything, I have to make sure I pick up Little Miss first, so I have no desire to come back towards work to go shopping or even hang out with my friends. E's schedule is so unpredictable that I can't ask him to do something because he might have to leave while at a job. His mom told his sister that because E and I aren't married, Little Miss isn't her granddaughter. Thankfully his sister stuck up for me, but I have no tolerance for his mom anymore. I have no desire to even go over to her house for Thanksgiving. I'm sure all of this is adding to my stress, making things the way they are at home, and preventing me from getting better. I just feel really lost right now and feel like there isn't anyone I can count on. Everyone asks of me, but I can't ask anyone to do something without being given a hard time. It makes me feel like giving up a lot of times.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Wedding Night

Mildred and Chester knew each other from childhood but were in their Seventies when they got married. They had to wait for Mildred's mother to pass away first. Back in those days there was no hanky panky before marriage so Chester and Mildred were both still virgins.

Needless to say Chester was pretty excited on their wedding night, having waited so patiently all these years. However, Mildred was very apprehensive as she had developed a heart condition and would have to tell Chester that they could not do it. Chester is now sitting on the bed wanting Mildred to hurry up. He detects a little reluctance on her part. Thinking that she is shy, he sends her off to the bathroom to get undressed. When she reappears in her silk satin nightie, he gets her to sit next to him on the bed.

Not knowing how to get things started he pulls the first strap on her nightie. She blushes just as red as her silk satin nightie. She isreally concerned about telling Chester about her heart condition. In the meantime Chester is looking at the first breast he has seen since his own mother's. It is hanging there down to her belly button: gravity having taken it's course over some sixty years. He realizes her anxiety but figures she is going have to be helped a little more. Now he pulls the second strap and sees the second breast unroll downward before him. Poor Mildred is now beside herself. She is going to have to tell Chester about her heart.

With a quivering voice and mustering up all her courage, she says, "Chester I have acute angina.

Chester says, "I hope so. Cuz you've sure got ugly boobs."

Sick of being sick!

So for the past month and half, I have been miserable. I had bronchitis, got put on anitbiotics which didn't work and then some steroids to relieve me of my cough. Still didn't work. I was fine for a couple of days and then got hit with this major cold. I thought it was breaking up because of constantly blowing my nose, until this morning. I woke up and my throat was so sore. I swear that if I had my tonsils still, they would have been swollen. I looked in the mirror and saw all this white stuff in my throat and new that I would miss my training today. They swabbed me for strep (hurt like hell!) and it came back negative, but he is treating me for trhush. I am on 4 prescriptions along with tylenol sore throat and advil, and put on bed rest for the next two days. The cough medicine that he gave me pretty much knocks me out for about 3 hours and then up for an hour before my next dose. I don't think I have ever slept this much in one day!!!! I would much rather be at work than have this and feel so horrible....

On a positive note, I am going to Vegas for work. Never been there before, so the fact that I am going with my boss kind of sucks, and we are in the conference all day, so I don't know how much I will get to site see until the last day we are there... I'll have to start saving my money so I can experience the full effect!

Friday, September 22, 2006

The Friday Joke

No offense meant to anyone on this!

My flight was being served by an obviously gay flight attendant, who
seemed to put everyone in a good mood as he served us food and drinks.
As the plane prepared to descend, he came swishing down the aisle and
told us that "Captain Marvey has asked me to announce that he'll be
landing the big scary plane shortly, so lovely people, if you could just
put your trays up, that would be super."
On his trip back up the aisle, he noticed this well-dressed and rather
Arabic looking woman hadn't moved a muscle. "Perhaps you didn't hear me
over those big brute engines but I asked you to raise your trazy-poo, so
the main man can pitty-pat us on the ground."
She calmly turned her head and said, "In my country, I am called a
Princess and I take orders from no one," to which (I swear) the flight
attendant replied, without missing a beat, "Well, sweet-cheeks, in my
country I'm called a Queen, so I outrank you. Tray-up, bitch."

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Does it ever stop raining??

I swear, it rains at least one day over the weekend, and if not then, it's a couple days during the week. It has been raining since last night, and because of all this crappy rain, we STILL don't have the roof done on the house.... At least the tar paper is on and is just waiting for the shingles on part of it. During this whole project, I have helped out as best I could. Over the weekend, we moved the stink pipe since the valley he created on the new roof was too close to it. I also helped put the tar paper on and even helped with the OSB boards being put on. Not something I want to do often, but I had fun learning the whole process. I can't wait until this project is done and we can have the room back and put stuff into it rather than storing all that in the garage rather than the vehicles.

Anyway, not much else going on - I'm too tired from being sick to even care about much.... Hopefully this time around they will give me some medicine that actually works.

May I never miss a sunset or a rainbow because I am looking down.
~Sarah June Parker

Friday, September 08, 2006

First Day of School

Well, Little Miss has been in school for a couple of weeks now. This picture was taken when she got off of the bus. She was very excited, if you can't tell...

Friday, August 25, 2006

Ho Hum

I'm in a color mood today....

Well, I am back from my vacation and trying to get back into the swing of things at work. For the most part, the trip went well. I was supposed to take off at 6:40 PM, but at 7:30 they unloaded us because there was a leak on the tail where there shouldn't have been and said they were going to try and get us out on different flights. Well, I stood in line for 2 hours before coming close to the ticket counter, where one person was rebooking the whole plane, and was told that if we were just flying to MSP, they weren't going to try and get us on another flight and that we would be taking off at 10:00 on a new plane in a new gate. By now, it's 9:00 and the shops are all closed and I had been at the airport since 4:30 PM, and only had a Cinnabun (yummy!). They didn't compensate us with any dinner vouchers or anything. By the time my flight landed, it was 12:30 my time. I think we finally took off somewhere around 10:30. Little Miss was so excited to see me that she couldn't wait to get out of the car (or me to get in), and she climbed OVER my niece to get out. I was so happy to see her! A month is a long time to not see my baby!! So... While I was there, I got my hair cut (short!) and also found out that my mom has to have open heart surgery again. She had a valve replaced 5 years ago, and now that valve and another one are going bad. The one that they replaced shouldn't have gone bad.... She has an appointment today to plan her surgery. Things are so bad that they want to get her in ASAP. I hope I don't have to go home on an emergency flight like I did with my dad a couple of years ago. The best part of the trip was the night that I hung out with my sisters. We played a couple of card games and a board game and just had a good time. We were laughing so hard we were crying. We were up until 3:00 AM - thankfully the kids slept through all the noise we made! That night made me realize how much I miss my family, but I have no desire to move back to WI. I would only do so under dire circumstances. The winters aren't that great in OH, but they are much colder in WI and I don't want to deal with it. I want to move south where it's much warmer....

On a side note, I have a good quote for some things going on in my life and wanted to share it with y'all:

Some think it's holding on that makes one strong; sometimes it's letting go.
~Sylvia Robinson

Have a great weekend!