Thursday, December 31, 2009

2009

2009 is almost history. It has been an amazing year, fast, extremely fast, yet amazing.

The year started off with the very early birth of our first and only GRAND baby. He was early but strong enough that he did not even need oxygen.


He has been a true joy every single day since his birth. We love you Riley.

Now, I sit at my trusty eMachine, thinking. We have so much. Things not necessarily new this year but things we never thought we would have, ever.

King Size bed
Laptop
Treadmill
Car with a moon roof
Old desktop
Internet
Cell phones
Gun
New couch and lounger
Nice brick home
No debt except nice brick home
Skype
Dish Network TV
Digital Camera

Stuff, for sure, but luxuries, too.

The priceless stuff is, well, priceless.

Hubbie, 42 years
Three grown kiddos
Two married into our family kiddos
GRAND baby, did I mention this already, I repeat myself sometimes, you know ;)

Church
Stable job for Hubbie
Retired early because of an on the job injury, but RETIRED!
God
Jesus
Holy Spirit
Sure eternity
Friends
Memories
Free Country
Food
Air
Water
Our own teeth

There are things I would still like to have, a visit from PCH van or is it an SUV now? Hubbie retired, new kitchen floor, some are dreams, some are possibilities. But, it's not a time, today, to think of the withouts of life.

I am dwelling on the withs of life (spellcheck tricker? teehee).

Today, I was able to give a blessing to a young mother. She wanted a Cannon Rebel camera. Someone gave me one to give to her. I delivered it. She was excited. I was blessed by participating.

I have another prospect for my home biz team.

No one in our family has cancer.

2009 is almost over, only a few more hours now, it's gone in some parts of the world.

It was a very fast, whirlwind year and we are looking forward to 2010!

Happy New Year!
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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Eye for an Eye

Have you watched the judge show Eye for an Eye? It's the first time I have ever watched it.

Today, the case dealt with a woman, who was raped at 14 and became pregnant. She decided to carry the baby to term and put it up for adoption because she was a religious person. This was 21 years ago.

The woman, now grown, married, with children 12 and 16 years old, was requesting the judge give the information on how to contact her child. There was a representative from the adoption agency on the show, too.

The whole idea of the show was the judge would decide if the agency would be required to give the information about the child.

At the end, the judge had contacted the now grown daughter. He also talked to the adopted parents. Everyone was in agreement that it would be a good thing for the daughter and birth mom to meet.

It was a very emotional ending. Why? Because the daughter, 21, was in the audience with her adopted mother. The birth mom was told to turn around, face the audience, the daughter's name was called, she stood up and they 'fell' into each other's arms crying.

There were tears, lots of tears, I even cried.

The adopted mom spoke, crying, saying she was unable to have a baby herself after trying. They were blessed by the baby girl they adopted.

The birth mom was crying because of the years of not knowing, etc.

The daughter was crying because she always wanted to know who her birth mom was, she wasn't just thrown away, etc.

The judge did the right thing. He stated that in adoptions, the main concern is always, always the child.

It was a happy ending and a good story. I'm glad I saw it because now I can blog about it, too!

Adoption is a wonderful thing.
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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Sad Just Sad

Some days are just sad days. Even after very happy days with good news, sad days come.

It's that mountain top feeling only to come down, maybe not all the way down, but off of the mountain top.

So, that is what today is, a not on the mountain top day. Part of it is the after Christmas blues, part of it is stuff I do not want to happen.

Sadness all around me, in my heart, etc. No one has died. No one is ill. It's just life is changing and the changes are not so happy for me.

I think I'll just zip my lip and say no more.

:( ..... me and my heart. Hey, I'm only human.
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Monday, December 28, 2009

Distracted

Today is Monday and I am distracted.

A dear friend's daughter, only 15, is having heart surgery. It is a long ordeal for her and the family. I wish I was there to hold my friend's hand. Miles are mean some days.

Something else is on my mind, as well. Waiting stinks. Dragging day.

The year is almost over but this day seems like an eternity.

Good news to follow, we are hoping, praying.
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UPDATE: The oldest son went for tests today...no cancer found...PTL.
Waiting on news for the friend's daughter...the six hr surgery turned into much longer!!!!!
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The friend's daughter is out of surgery. It lasted 9 hours. There were more problems than first realized. She is awake, joking, asking how she looks, typical 15year old, don't you think? Another EKG will be run in the morning, if that is fine, she will go home tomorrow afternoon. We are thrilled and relieved.
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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Another Sunday Morn

Where are the days, weeks, going? It's Sunday again, already!

Oh, I'm not complaining. I am thankful for Sunday. It represents far more than most people want to recognize, acknowledge.

Most take it as an extra day off, a day to be lazy and watch football, whatever.

In modern history, it is a day to remember the resurrection of Christ.

We live on a nice street that has two other streets connected to it, all are cul-de-sacs. There are no through streets. It is a quiet neighborhood with basketball goals in the streets for the kids to play, shoot. I should take a picture and post. I've never seen another neighborhood like it.

Anyway, as far as I know, there are only two or three other families on our streets that go to church. We are one of them. The rest stay home, work, sleep, etc.

What happened to our country that people do not go to church anymore as a family?
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Saturday, December 26, 2009

We Are Family

Christmas has come and gone. Gifts are exchanged. The tree is undecorated but still up, waiting to be put in the box, then transported to the attic.

The oldest son and his family are back at their house in the state north of our state.

The only daughter and her husband are here, packing, moving to the master/guest bedroom, loading the truck, before heading east to their house tomorrow.

The young son is here for another week or so until heading back to his university town.

The Hubbie and I are settled in and enjoying the break but things return to normal on Monday.

We were in the local big box W store today for a few more groceries and to check on the after Christmas sales. Every checkout lane was opened with a line of customers in each one.

There was one lane opened that only had two other customers ahead of us. The light was not on in this particular lane so I asked the lady ahead of me if this lane was opened. She said as far as she knew. After she had all of her items on the checkout belt, she asked the cashier if she was open or closing. No, I am open, why? Your light is not on. Oh, she forgot to turn it on when she opened that lane.

Nice, I thought, this will be short. The Hubbie was waiting in the 10 items or less lane. I called out and waved for him to come to my lane. He did.

The lady just ahead of me had two young boys with her, maybe preteens. The cashier was very friendly and asked if they got everything they wanted for Christmas. The mom looked at them, said, yes, and more. They both shook their heads positive, yes, they did and more.

I joked, well, the new list beings today, for next year. I startled myself when I realized my mindset was to start over immediately after the Christmas holiday.

Am I the only one that starts thinking about next year's Christmas before the tree from this year is even down?
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Friday, December 25, 2009

2:18

Merry Christmas Day Over

It comes and it goes. Merry Christmas Day is over for another year. I love it but it goes too fast.

This year, in many ways, I cut back. The decorating was less. The deserts were less. The presents were less.

Next year, I am going to search for recipes for food that can be made ahead of time. The hardest part about the day is the cooking. It takes hours and is over in minutes. I am glad my kids help.

So, I am thinking, once again about our servicemen and women who are far from home on this special day. Be sure you are not forgotten and you are brave souls. God bless you all.

And God bless us, everyone.
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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Special Message for a Special Day

This is a special time of the year. It's Christmas. Some say it's a pagan holiday. Some say it's a holy day. Most say it is a special day to celebrate the birth of a special savior, Christ the Lord.

Check out this amazing link. If it does not work in this post, please copy and paste it. Watch the entire story. It will give you goose bumps.


http://www.creativepastors.com/product_1764?stream=Upside_Down_MPEG1


Merry Christmas Everyone.
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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Company

We have an extra person in our house for a visit. He is company but he isn't company.

Can you guess who?

He is very short and cute.

Gotta go and play.
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Monday, December 21, 2009

Sunshine Day

Dixie has sunshine today.

I was watching the news today about the huge snow storm in the north east part of the Country. It was unbelievable how much white stuff was on the ground, on cars, on houses. It was everywhere. It covered up cars parked beside the road. It made me feel cold just watching it.

It has been cold in Dixie the last few days but we do have sunshine today. It's beautiful and we are enjoying it.

So, this is Christmas week. The to do list is about conquered. There is baking to do after the groceries are bought. All of that will come in the next day or so. The problem with baking too early is that it never tastes as good if it is a day or so old as it does when it is fresh. The other problem is it may or may not be here when it is suppose to be served. It gets eatten. Not at all at once but a bite at a time.

It doesn't really feel like it should be Christmas 2009. The year has evaporated right before our eyes.

What happened to January, Feburary, and May? ;)
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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Holly Jolly Christmas

The time is here. The tree is up. The house is just about all clean. The comforters, curtains and windows are all washed. The countdown has begun.

The young son is home. He is tired and wore out as usual but he is here.

Tomorrow, we will see two people that we have known since 1981. It will be a nice day.

The rest of the family will be here later in the week.

Christmas is almost like cooking a meal. You spend hours and hours, days, even weeks getting ready. It comes and it goes so fast. Still, it is worth the time and effort.

I love this time of year if it can be done without much stress, which has been a goal for this year. The decorating is a bare minimum but that's okay. It will be a bare minimum clean up.

At this time in my life, it's about the whole process being EZ. Do I have an amen?
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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Blog World

The blog world is very big. It covers all kinds of subjects. There are recipe blogs. There are wedding blogs. There are blogs about families and kids. I like skipping through the blog world.

Something I have found about the blog world is the ever increasing number of infertility blogs. Some can tear your heart out. As I go through these blogs, read the sadness and the joy when conception happens, I wonder why there are so many.

Sure, growing up we all knew of at least one woman who had no children. She was a rare one. In the old days, most women had children, most women had several children.

Why is there so much infertility in this generation? Have birth control methods caused problems that are unknown? Is it the birth control pill that their mother took that caused the infertility in so many young women yearning for a baby?
Is it because there is so much information and so many ways to hear about other women dealing with it? I have no explanation. I do have a sad heart when I read of their struggle.

If you see a infertility blog and can leave a comment, please do. Any kind words when you are going through the darkness of uncertainty, would help, even from a stranger.

What would you do if it was you?
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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

What would we do?

There is an email traveling the Internet that is very concerning to me. It is the email about the Airtran flight 297. Have you seen it? Is it true? I don't know.

It started me thinking and contemplating. What would I do if it happened to me? I have not been on a plane since 9/11. Why? I've had no reason to fly, yet. I was a flight attendant before I was married so I have never been afraid to fly. Still, I am a bit scared now since that horrible day in our history.

The email talks about a group of muslim men, in full dress, board a flight, begin to make a scene, two passengers put a stop to it, the muslim men are removed from the flight but are back on it within a matter of minutes. The two passengers exit the plane, along with the entire flight crew, and refuse to fly on that plane. The author of the email waits six hours for the next flight. He states that it appeared to be a dry run, like the ones taken before 9/11, testing the reaction to the passengers, airline and security.

I don't know if it is true or not true or even partly true. But, if it were, and you were on a plane with this happening, what would you do? What would I do?

Our Country is a mess when a group with insane ideas controls everyday life, including the simple act of flying on a plane.
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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Fun Day

My happy group met today. I started to not go but went anyway. Sometimes the best thing to do is force yourself to do something. I did today.

We went to breakfast at Cracker Barrel. It was fun and I am glad I went.

The rest of the day is taking care of must do-s. I'm sucking it up and going out again in an effort to conquer the to do list.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Sleep Apnea Test Over

The sleep apnea test is over. Now I wait for the results. I know I have sleep apnea. I tried to adjust to a cpap machine for over 3 years and finally gave up. I know that other more serious problems can be caused, even death, so I determined to follow up on the whole thing.

My old sleep pressure was only 7, with 5 being the lowest on the scale, going as high as 20. So my pressure was pretty low.

The reason I stopped wearing my machine was because I would put it on and instead of putting me to sleep, it would wake me up. I would make a list of things to do, mentally start painting the kitchen, stuff like that. I only slept through the night with it two times in all those years. On the other handful of nights I had to take a sleep aid which I don't like, either. Most nights I would just take it off, roll over, go to sleep, no mask in place.

The final straw was I would wake up with a really bad brain ache. Not a headache but my whole brain would be on fire. A year or so was the last time I wore the mask.

I changed doctors, changed sleep clinics and now I wonder what is next. I have a follow up visit in two weeks.

Do you snore, have other sleep problems, you might have sleep apnea. It can be a life threatening physical problem. Follow up on it. It could save your life.
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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Don't You Know

Last night, I was wide awake until after 3 AM. Today, I went to the morning service at church. The annual Christmas Dinner was after the last amen. Yummy.

I am sitting at my laptop, at the kitchen table, waiting for the muffins to finish baking. The muffins are for the Hubbie's lunch next week. They smell so delicious.

Tonight is night two of my sleep apnea test and there are no naps or stimulants allowed less they interfere with the test tonight.

However, cough choke, I am about to fall asleep at the keyboard. ZZZZZZZ

The formula for the day is as follows:

no sleep till after 3 AM
large potluck dinner after church
not suppose to take a nap or have caffeine after the noon hour
equals

I WANT TO TAKE A NAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Isn't that how life goes? It is good to be alive and still breathing but life is just funny sometimes. Are we still listening? Hello? Wake up.

update:
The zzzzzzzzzzzzzz's won. I napped.
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Friday, December 11, 2009

Facebook Merry Christmas

Are you on Facebook? I am. I do not do myspace because it is too wild for this blogger. I do do Facebook though and really really enjoy it.

Since it is almost Christmas, I wanted to do something for my Facebook friends. I set the goal to wish all of them a Merry Christmas. I have 216 friends, I thought to self, this is a breeze. Ha, I jest. It took more time that I realized.

I absolutely enjoyed every minute I was online, on Facebook, wishing my friends on Facebook a Merry Christmas. It was an amazingly sweet time for me. I strolled down memory lane.

Many of my young friends, I have known since they were babies. Some I remember their births. Some I have known for 34 years, my BIL for 43 years. It was wonderful to stop, remember them all.

Facebook is a great diversion, too. It catches people up with people that have not had contact for decades. It is free. It can be addictive.

All of the wishes are done for this year. So, if you are following this blog, as well as on Facebook, I wish you another Merry Christmas! You get two.
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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Rudeness

Today I feel like breathing into a paper bag. Hyperventilation was in the house.

We, meaning Hubbie and I, have perfect credit. We have never not paid a bill. This morning, I received a call from a collection agency. What a terrible experience.

The problem is an unpaid bill to the local hospital, supposedly. I have personally been to the hospital four times to take care of the problem. The Hubbie has been there one time for the same problem. We have called twice. Each time, we were told, the balance is not your responsibility, we will take care of it, I will work on it today, the insurance company has paid, etc. We left each time assuming that the problem has been resolved.

Well, apparently, the problem had not been resolved. Today I was called on the phone, threatened, talked over, interrupted and basically harassed. The balance of the bill, which was not ours, was given to this collection agency.

What rude, hateful people threatened me today. I was told it would be put on my credit report, must be paid today, is what I owed, etc. The more I tried to explain, the meaner the agent became. I asked for her supervisor. The supervisor was a bit more calm but it was the same message. If you don't take care of it today, it will go on your report.

After all of their information was written down, their names, numbers, etc. I hung up and headed to the local hospital. I didn't start at the receptionist desk, I started at the Business Office Manager's desk. She is a very nice person, looked up my account, yep, I was right, paid in full, etc. She walked me to the business office and sat me in a chair next to the lady that was suppose to have taken care of this problem months ago.

Well, low and behold, she had only done it yesterday. EEEEEKKKK. I insisted that she call the company, get it straightened out as I was sitting there. She did. She gave me the name of the person she talked to about it. I grilled her, making sure that this was over. Yes, it is no longer a problem, you will not be called again.

I stopped by the Manager's office and thanked her. My heart was beating so fast that I thought I was going to pass out. Then, came home and called the lady who is the Client Service Representative. I explained to her that we have never not paid our bills, I was abused and harassed by her employees and I will sue both of them, as well as their company, if I am ever called again.

What rude, mean people! They would not listen to me, neither the first caller or her supervisor. I tried to explain what we had done, what we had been told, only to be less respected in tone and voice. One of them even admitted we had no other reports on our history. Well, duh, you dummy. Sure there are dead beats that do not pay their bills. We are NOT one. Our history proved it to be so.

I called the Hubbie so I could vent to him before he got home so I would not vent when he did get home. He listened patiently as my heart rate returned to normal.

I was furious. I was also right. The bill is settled, just as I tried to tell the collection idiots.

Now, two hours later, I have calmed down enough to post about it. Why bother? Because people should never be as rude as these people were to me today. There is a nice way to do business and a not nice way to do business. Today, I experienced the not nice way.

Okay, my rant is over, I will end this post. I dread posts that go on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on. Sigh. :)
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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Retirement 911

Hummmmm....I'm sitting here wondering what to post on my blog. I thought about an old recipe but changed my mind. I thought about just posting that I could not think of anything to blog about and leave it at that but I changed my mind on that, too.

Today, Hubbie is off from work. Normally he is off on Thursday but this week he is off on Wednesday. We accomplished the normal day off stuff. He paid the bills, I did the online stuff for him. We ate lunch out. He is taking a nap. I am on the web.

While at lunch, we discussed retirement again. It seems that we should be much further ahead than we are now. After all, we have been married for 42 years. He was in ministry for 30 years (no retirement from these years). He has worked at his present company for 11 years (some retirement from these years). Still, we are behind.

I am wondering how to cut down or rather back our living expenses so we can live on what he does have for retirement. It is quite the juggling act.

We listed the things that we could do and the things that we would still need to have when in retirement like food, gas, utilities, etc. Of course, our need list was bigger. It was the the dollar difference that was the problem, it was the basics that came up to more than the amount of cash that is available.

So, I'm posting this question.

Do you have any websites that would help us tweak our retirement? I would love to learn how others have and are doing it!
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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

How to clean a dirty kitchen floor

Today's post is a household hint. It is one that I discovered 12 years ago when attending a Newcomers meeting in our little town. It's hard to believe we have been here 12 years but we have.

The speaker for that meeting was a professional house cleaner. She had her own business with multiple employees, office, a phone, computer, the whole nine yards.

This is the hint, complete with a picture.

When cleaning a floor with water, never, never put your mop back into the cleaning water without rinsing it first.

I put water with floor cleaner into the right side sink (r) and clean water in the left side sink (l).

Step one....put your mop into the cleaner water (r), mop an area of the floor.

Step two...put your mop into the clean rinse water (l) in the left side sink, go over the just mopped area with the clean water.

Step three...put your mop back into the clean rinse water (l), squeeze out excess water, before putting it into the cleaner water (r), mop more of the floor.

Step four....put your mop back into the clean rinse water (l), squeeze out excess water, rinse the just mopped area.

The whole idea is to always rinse your mop after cleaning, rinse, go over the floor again, rinse.

You will notice that your rinse water ends up dirtier than your cleaning water!

Your floor will be cleaner because you are rinsing (l) off the dirt that has been lifted by the cleaning water (r).

When I do my entire house, I end up changing the rinse water (l) several times because it is so very dirty. The cleaning water (r) is good for the entire time.

The picture is after just one rinse of a small area of kitchen floor.


It is a bit of extra work but your floor will stay clean longer, leading to less work, and feel so much better on your non pink bunny slippered feet (when you walk around the house barefooted).

Try it. It works.
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Monday, December 7, 2009

Pearl Harbor Day

Today is a day that changed our Country so many years ago. It is the day that Japan bombed and destroyed Pearl Harbor, killing thousands of Americans. It is what caused America to join World War 2. It was before I was born so I have no memory of it.

My father, father-in-law, uncle, grandfathers and many other male relatives fought in that war. Thankfully, they all survived to return home.

There is a man in our church that fought in the great battles of Europe. He fought in Africa, moving north to D-Day and on to liberate France. He has amazing stories.

One of them is after D-Day. His unit was settled down for the night. The officers were around one camp fire and the enlisted men were gathered in another area around another fire. An officer, stood up, walked to the edge of the ground that was lit up by the fire to relieve himself.

Suddenly there was a shot that rang out from the darkness. The officer was shot. My friend, looked up, saw where the rifle fire came from, picked up his gun and fired back. There was a thump on the ground.

When the men ran to the officer, he was already dead. When they went into the darkness to see who shot the officer, there laying on the ground was a dead German woman. She had been in the trees, waiting to kill someone, anyone. She did but my friend killed her. He felt bad about that for years because she was a woman.

I told him, no, she was the enemy and she would have easily killed you if she would have had the chance. He seemed better about it. His stories will make your mouth drop! He survived it all to return, too.

America always has had brave young men willing to fight for their country. The story continues today. We have an all volunteer military and still they fight on for victory.

So on this day of death and war I want to salute and praise our brave young men and women of today. You have a wonderful legacy but you are the legacy of tomorrow. Fight on. Live. Return safely. You are all great Americans just as the men that fought all those many years ago today, remember Pearl Harbor Day.

God bless you!!
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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Leadership

Yesterday, I was thinking to myself about some happenings in our past life. The phrase came to my mind, everything rises and falls on leadership.

For years, I thought that it was a prideful thing to say. It was from a man who had way too much pride for one human being. I always thought it was to give himself credit for building the organization. It was his and his alone. He was the reason it was successful. He was the reason it was built. He was the reason it was so big.

However, I beg to differ with that idea now. I realized that true, it takes leadership to build something but no one builds anything alone. There are always others. There are other branches of the organization that add to the size and depth. The organization is the size it is because of these other branches

I realized, too, that if an organization has leadership and that leadership is replaced, whether by choice or by force, there is no way that things will continue as they have in years past. Why? It's simple, it's the absence of leadership that did the building!

I realized that it did not mean that life is not successful. It does not mean that there have not been long term good influences. It only means that if you take away the leadership that built the organization, it will not survive or be the same for that reason. There is a change in the leadership. It was taken away so the fall happens.

It was a big comfort and sigh of relief for me but it probably just sounds like double talk to you. Ooops.
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Saturday, December 5, 2009

Yawn Saturday

Yep, yawning this early Saturday morning, I am.

Last night I went for a sleep study at the near by local hospital. It was suppose to be a one night study with observation in the first half and cpap the second half. The tech told me I did not have enough episodes so may have to come back for night two. Bummer. The doctor will call me and we will go from there. It was suppose to be one night that has turned into two.

When I left the hospital, walked outside, there was snow everywhere. On the car windows, hood, ground, signs, everywhere. Being the unyankee that I am, I sat in the car for a few minutes, heat on, hoping not to have to scrape the windows. Of course, it didn't work. I had to scrape the windows. It all melted much quickly after the snow/ice was off.

I drove thru Hardee's for breakfast then headed to the house.

There was a pick up truck overturned on the way home. I called 911 who said they were on their way. The driver was still in the truck, upside down. There was another trucker who was helping so I moved on since the location of the accident was in a very difficult place which could have caused another accident. I hope the driver is okay.

Now, I am home with one load of laundry done, blogging, and headed to the shower then a morning nap.

I was given a sleep aid and still feel sleepy. So, it is a yawn Saturday, a beautiful, snow on the ground Saturday!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Climate Gate

Remember Watergate? It was a break in by some of Richard Nixon's associates. It was to retrieve information from the Democratic headquarters. They were caught and it eventually brought down a President.

Climate gate is spilling the beans on the global warming lie. The world has been scammed and millions have fell for it.

Now, it has been discovered that graphs have been faked. Emails have been covered up admitting the fraud. The so called proof was actually taken from 3, yes only 3 tress, in one field, supposedly proving we are destroying the planet.

People have sent money to balance out their carbon foot print. What insanity!! Anyone that has fallen for this scam should be embarrassed.

Thankfully, I am not one of them. I know that man cannot change the weather. Man cannot stop a storm or a flood. Man cannot change the temperature of the weather by one degree. There is only one power that can do that. It is not man. It is not Al Gore, or Obama, or Madonna, or any other human.

So stop buying the green light bulbs, etc. The entire green movement is only a way that the government wants to control our lives.

People should go to jail for the fraud of climate gate, too, just as they did for Watergate many years ago.
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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Happy December Third

The young son is back in his university town. What he will do, is still undecided. He is on the mend but still weak.

The oldest son is being taken care of by his wife, who was able to work from home for a couple of days. It's been hard on their little family, including the GRAND baby. It's pretty amazing how sensitive little ones can be to the stress and out of schedule goings on can be for them.

The Hubbie is in a meeting at the corporate office tonight.

I am relaxing on the new furniture.

It seems I am not the only one that is wondering where November vanished. I've read several posts that others are wondering, too.

But, it's another month, time to move forward, accomplish stuff for the Christmas season and enjoy being together.

Today, is 12/03/2009, a special day. It is the GRAND baby's 11 month birth date. He was a preemie, weighed 5 lbs plus some ounces. Today, he is crawling, walking holding onto things, saying hi, and growing like a weed.

You knew a picture had to be coming, so here it is. It's the Hubbie, holding the GRAND baby.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Home


Home again. I've been at the oldest Son's house, helping take care of him and the GRAND baby.