Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween 2009

No where near scarey but sure is cute. It's the GRAND baby's first Happy Halloween costume.

New Corvette and the State Trooper

Here is a senior citizen joke for today.

A senior citizen drove his brand new Corvette convertible out of the dealership.
Taking off down the road, he floored it to 80 mph, enjoying the wind blowing through what little hair he had left.

'Amazing,' he thought as he flew down I-95, pushing the pedal even more. Looking in his rear view mirror, he saw a state trooper behind him, lights flashing and siren blaring. He floored it to 100 mph, then 110, then 120. Suddenly he thought, What am I doing? I'm too old for this and pulled over to await the trooper's arrival.

Pulling in behind him, the trooper walked up to the Corvette, looked at his watch and said,
"Sir, my shift ends in 30 minutes. Today is Friday. If you can give me a reason for speeding that I've never heard before, I'll let you go."

The old gentleman paused. Then said, "Years ago, my wife ran off with a State Trooper. I thought you were bringing her back."

"Have a good day, sir,"' replied the trooper.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

19 Dead Raccoons

Yesterday this blogger observed 19 dead raccoons in various stages of un raccooning.

I made a quick trip to meet the youngest son. He is in the university and needed a few things from the house, including his winter coat. We met half way between his place and our place. I miss him.

On the way there, back home, to a near by city, back home, I saw, along the side of the road 19 dead raccoons. They were not all in one spot, of course. They were all fatalities beside the highway. Some were still in recognizable condition, others were just a greasy spot with a tail remaining. One was flat on the back with all four legs sticking straight up towards heaven.

First of all, I did not realize there were so many raccoons around here.

Second, they should stay away from the freeway because people can be dangerous.

Third, life is short for all of us, even the little animals.

So I took the time to think and I came up with this conclusion. Sure, we may not have many things that other people have in this world. BUT, we do have a lot of things that some people would give all they had to have.

We have a warm place to live, three healthy strong, adult children. We have two married into our family adults who fit with the family. We have the GRAND baby who is healthy and strong, too.

No one is in jail or ever has been. No one has a death door disease. No one is unemployed at the moment. No one is on drugs. No one smokes.

So, on this cool rain soaked day, I am pausing considering the lesson of 19 dead raccoons.

Life is short.
Death is certain.
Be careful.
Love those in your life.
Be thankful.
Live the simple life.
All is well.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Rules of the Universe

Copied from a public email and too funny not to post!

Rules of the Universe

1. Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a
laxative on the same night.

2. Don't worry about what people think; they don't do it very often.

3. Going to church doesn't make you a Christian anymore than
standing in a garage makes you a car.

4. Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.

5. Not one shred of evidence supports the notion that life is

6. A person, who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a
nice person. (This is very important. Pay attention! It never fails.)

7. For every action, there is an equal and opposite government

8. If you look like your passport picture, you probably need the

9. Bills travel through the mail at twice the speed of checks.

10. A conscience is what hurts when all of your other parts feel so

11. Eat well, stay fit, die anyway.

12. Men are from earth. Women are from earth. Deal with it. Embrace
your differences. Love each other.

13. No man has ever been shot while doing the dishes.

14. A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand.

15. Middle age is when broadness of the mind and narrowness of the
waist change places.

16. Opportunities always look bigger after they have passed.

17. Junk is something you've kept for years and throw away three
weeks before you need it.

18. There is always one more imbecile than you counted on.

19. Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognize a
mistake when you make it again.

20. By the time you can make ends meet, they move the ends.

21. Thou shalt not weigh more than thy refrigerator.

22. Someone who thinks logically provides a nice contrast to the
real world.

23. It ain't the jeans that make your butt look fat.

24. There is a very fine line between 'hobby' and "mental illness."

25. People who want to share their religious views with you almost
never want you to share yours with them.

26. You should not confuse your career with your life.

27. Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.

28. Never lick a steak knife.

29. The most destructive force in the universe is gossip.

30. You will never find anybody who can give you a clear and
compelling reason why we observe daylight savings time.

31. You should never say anything to a woman that even remotely
suggests that you think she's pregnant unless you can see an actual
emerging from her at that moment.

32. The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age,
gender, religion, economic status or ethnic background, is that,
deep down inside, we ALL believe that we are above average drivers.

33. Your friends love you anyway.

34. Never be afraid to try something new. Remember that a lone
amateur built the Ark. A large group of professionals built the

35. How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?

Friday, October 23, 2009

Time to get out of the house

Depression stinks. When you feel yourself sinking, the best way to handle it, without medication, is to change scenery. So, I am.

Meanwhile, this is something to think about. Mute the music at the bottom of the page.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Mickey D Monopoly Game

Are you playing the famous MacDonald's (fast food, golden arches) Monopoly game? I am. It is very weird.

I like to buy Mickey D sweet tea on Tuesday. Two game pieces are attached to each large drink cup, as well as other food items.

Several different codes have been entered. The weird thing is, the code does not match the game piece. The code registers as a different piece of property on the web.

Oh well, I'll continue to play the silly game. I never win. I play just about every year with the same result.

Hubbie thinks I am silly for playing. My answer is if I play, I have a chance. If I don't play, I have no chance.

Rationality. Makes sense to me!?

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


I have so many things in my head.

Emotions, good and bad, popping up. Sorta like this fountain.

So it's just a humma, humma, day, and post.

Is it really better to say nothing at all if you cannot say something nice?

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Oh Pooh

I'm not going to end the day with a negative.

Today is our only daugher's birthday. She was born 32 years ago in Texas. She is the daughter we never thought we would have.

Hubbie's family is mostly male children with only a few female children. I am the only girl in my family.

I lost a baby in 1975 and ended up with cancer as a result. The choice was a total hystr or we could try the chemo. I started crying because I wanted another baby. I had a 50/50 chance to survive. I took it.

It was 6 months of he** on chemo. The blood counts all started rising. I had lost a bunch of weight and had begun to gain it back. It's a good sign because it means your body is healing. It was another 6 months of watching me, more tests, waiting.

December 1976 came and the oncologist gave the all clear, try to conceive, flag. I returned the first of February 1977, 6 weeks preg. I had one scare during the time but she was healthy and beautiful.

We named her Angela, which means little angel, and Marie after our favorite aunt. She has been a joy in our lives, as the boys have been and are.

Thank you God in Heaven for our baby girl, 32 years ago today.

This was one stupid day....

The title fits the bill. It pretty much sums up how the day went. It began with my alarm not going off. I had it set. It was set early so I would be on time. I got up to check it and I had set it for PM instead of AM. Stupid thing number one. I was not late in spite of stupid thing number one.

Then I realized I had done something else really stupid by a report that I saw on the Internet. I feel like an idiot. Maybe I should just go back to bed and hide all day.

Nope, I went to my happy Tuesday meeting. It was a diversion, much as this blog is a diversion. So, I had a couple hours of fun and free from stupidity and stupid thoughts about how stupid I am.

The Tuesday errands were accomplished. I picked up the dry cleaning. I went to the hospital to register for my sleep study. While there, I went to the clinic to write down what days I could come in and what days I could not come in for the study. The clinic has called twice because there were cancellations but neither night was workable for me. Now, they know and I do not have to worry about it. It is scheduled for 12/4 if not before.

One of my doctors called yesterday and left a message on my voicemail. Actually it was his assistant. What doctor actually calls these days? Anyway, I was to call back today. I did. I have an infection and I didn't even know it. Between Hubbie and self we should own a CVS store. Not really but it seems so. Stupid thing number two.

Hubbie came home with a hurt back. He went to the doctor and may have a bulging disk, too. He is on pain medicine plus one other RX and is feeling better tonight.

I rolled my hair and took another nap. When I woke up, hubbie wanted pizza. It was supper with a DQ Blizzard for junk food night.

So, when you have such a stupid day, what next? Do I ignore it and keep going? Do I throw in the towel? I feel dumber than Forrest Gump.

Maybe we should post signs....stupid ahead.

Monday, October 19, 2009




Sunday, October 18, 2009


We are back from a quick trip to SC via TN.

The daughter in the family is having a birthday next week. She will be 32 so most of the family drove to SC to help her celebrate.

My bod is wore out. Stiff and sore I be. Time to hit the hay early.

Here is a picture of Angela and the GRAND baby, who is dressed as Superman.


Thursday, October 15, 2009


Thursday. It's a pretty simple title for a simple blog today. The Hubbie is usually off on Thursday so I do what he is doing, mostly. We catch up the checkbook, etc.

Today, we are going to a lawyer to deal with some legal junk. I wonder how it will turn out, which way to go, are we doing the right thing, what is the thing we should be doing? Huff and puff, grrrrr and spit.

It's okay. Life is full of huffs and puffs, grrrs and spits. (Bet spell check goes berserk on that line) Some days we are just between a rock and a hard place.

Do we put too much pressure on ourselves? On others? NO human being likes pressure. Some pressures, we can control. Other pressures we cannot control because they are outward pressures.

It's raining here today. It's actually pouring at some points. The weatherman just said there are one or two North Easters headed north east. Weather is a pressure we cannot control.

So much pressure. Slow down and breathe today. Inhale, exhale. Better?

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

People Helping People

Today, I spent some time on Skype with my oldest Son. He is also a part of my home biz and is in my down line. We are comparing notes a couple of times a week to stay updated and in touch.

Last night, we all listened to a group phone call with Bonnie Taylor. She was in the corporate world for 20 years. She said she was never paid for her worth, only for her time.

Shazam!!!! Is that where you are? Are you spending time with your children or are more involved in the rat race of working, trading time for money? How about your spouse? Do they want to stay home and help raise their children? Remember, you only have one shot at it. They are small for such a short time. Is someone else raising them instead of you so you can live from pay check to pay check?

Send me a post and I will reply and then delete your post. We are empty nesteres who, for the first time in our lives, are going to have real financial security.

This is a real, honest, rock solid, biz that builds residual income, no product to sell, it is not a start up, and does have the most lucrative pay plan available in multi level marketing today. Don't ignore it because you think it is an illegal pyramid scheme. The Church is a pyramid. Pampered Chef, Microsoft, Jockey, GE, Kirby, all companies in business today, ones at the top are paid more than the ones at the bottom.

This is going to be huge! My suggestion to you...jump on, grab it and hold on! This train has left the station!

Where is your track leading you?

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

U R 1 or the Other

If a conservative doesn't like guns, they don't buy one.
If a liberal doesn't like guns, then no one should have one.

If a conservative is a vegetarian, they don't eat meat.
If a liberal is, they want to ban all meat products for everyone.

If a conservative sees a foreign threat, he thinks about how to defeat his enemy. A liberal wonders how to surrender gracefully and still look good.

If a conservative is homosexual, they quietly enjoy their life.
If a liberal is homosexual, they loudly demand legislated respect.

If a black or Hispanic is conservative, they see themselves as independent, successful.
Their liberal counterparts see themselves as victims in need of government protection.

If a conservative is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation.
A liberal wonders who is going to take care of him.

If a conservative doesn't like a talk show host, he switches channels.
Liberals demand that those they don't like be shut down.

If a conservative is a non-believer, he doesn't go to church.
A liberal wants all churches to be silenced.

If a conservative decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it.
A liberal demands that his neighbors pay for his.

--copied from a public email posting

Monday, October 12, 2009

Opportunity is Knocking

This is a post about my business. It's my story and I hope it will be part of your story, too.

My wonderful Hubbie was in ministry for 30 years, including Bible college. He worked very hard and helped many people carry their burdens. True, there are blessings in ministry and I do not want to ever diminish that part of our lives. However, we were never without money strains.

I did not work because we had three wonderful children. We did the best we were able to do for them and took second for ourselves. We would do that no matter how much or little money we had. They are our gifts from God. They made our lives full and complete.

We were finally able to buy a house because the wonderful people in our church at the time, took up the money for a down payment and the church gave Hubbie a raise to cover the additional cost of a mortgage payment over the rent payment. We were home owners, something most take for granted and is part of the American dream! Through a series of happenings, we are no longer in ministry. The main reason is me. I just could not take the insecurity of it any longer.

Hubbie has worked a regular job for eleven years now. The company he works for is a very good, stable, solid, FAIR, Christian owned company. It is even closed on Sunday. He is 62+ and is working a young man's job. The physical strain is difficult. He is my WHY for doing Fortune Hi Tech Marketing. I want him to be able to retire. I am working to retire The Vern.

The biz is going great. I am one away from becoming Regional Manager. A team from Charlotte is coming in November to boost this area for Fortune and I plan to be Regional before or at that time.

So, check out this website. See the people that have joined! It's an amazing opportunity. Watch the video of the gentleman in the cowboy hat. YOU can do this!

I leave you with this question and a promise of more postings to come....

IF you keep doing what you are doing now, with no change, where will you be in 3 years? In 5 years? Will you better off or worse?

My rep number is 9322024.

Get on board the train is moving!!

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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Mornin' Everybody

Yesterday was Saturday all day long. Hubbie usually works on Saturdays and gets off at 5 PM. He arrives around 6 PM. So, when he was not home by almost 7 PM, I started getting very worried.

We have a history, we do.

Years ago, Hubbie drove our car UNDER an 18 wheeler. God gave him the sense to lay down into the passenger seat or he would have been decapitated. Instead of that, the bottom of the truck caught his left shoulder, popping it out of place, which required surgery to repair it. He survived. I will blog the whole story but not today.

I went to bed at 9:33 PM, woke up at 2:49 AM, tossed, turned till 4:11 AM, decided to get up. It was so quite with a slow rain. I took a nice warm shower, shampooed the head, dressed, drove through Hardee's. When I arrived home, Hubbie was up getting ready for work. I'm getting sleepy now so will blog about it another time with pictures to be included.

Oh, back to our history. Since that car wreck, when he is late, even just a few minutes, I worry. He is very good to call because he knows me. It's scary when Hubbie doesn't come home one night and you find him laying in a hospital bed.

Come to think of it, this has happened more than once. He had another wreck about a year ago.

Wrecks and worry happens.

Naps happen when you get up too early. zzzzzzz

Friday, October 9, 2009

Noble Peace Prize to Obama

I woke up this morning to shocking news.

President Obama was given the Noble Peace Prize.

My first response was:


I always knew the peace prize was a joke. It is always given to liberals. Now I know all those guys are crazy.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

It's over and some rattling

The destruction and repair of the master bedroom wall is over. Thankfully, the termite damage was only on the surface and the paper on some of the sheetrock. The entrance point has been poisioned and sealed. The room looks as good as new!

My toes are infected. Joy. There is another doctor appointment scheduled for tomorrow. No pictres....very ugh.

The weather here is absolutely beautiful.

I have good news about my home business. It is going very well. I will post information soon. Tonight is another webinar so I am 'attending' via internet connection.

Have a good evening.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

I Am Not Happy TODAY No Way

Nope, not a happy day.

We have termite damage in the master bedroom and the demolition has started today.

The walls are being cut out as I type this blog.

The crew was suppose to be here at 7 AM, another boo because I am NOT a morning person. They arrived at 7:15 and will work till 5 PM.

I am pouting. Yes pouting.

Pictures and more pouting to follow.

Up the wall and into the attic

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Saturday and I'm Bored

It's Saturday and I'm Bored. It's not as though I have nothing to do. On the contrary, I have lots to do.

Dejunk the computer desk.
Post stuff on Ebay.
Start an Esty store.
Finish training for my home based business with Fortune.
Clean the bathroom.
Finish the laundry.
Get ready for Sunday.

See, the list has several things that could be accomplished on a cool, quiet Saturday.

Originally, I thought I would be meeting the Son and DIL and the GRAND baby but plans change. I hear WM calling.

The question is...will any of it get done?

Friday, October 2, 2009



HAHAHAHH....borrowed this from my very smart first born Son.




Why would the world want to come to the worst country in the world??? The country that has never done anything right? The country that must be constantly apologized for/over???




Thursday, October 1, 2009

Just Thursday

It seems to be a pretty normal Thursday so far.

The Hubbie is off, his normal day off, and I slept too late. I stayed up too late, so I slept too late.

Now, to do the laundry, shower, put clean sheets on the Master Bedroom/guest room bed, and plan to go with Hubbie where he goes today.

Life is good. Life is simple.

We are empty nesters.

This photo is of Hubbie and the GRAND baby at the beach last week.