Friday, October 31, 2008

Thursday, October 30, 2008


This just tore me up!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Almost Halloween

Who turns the lights off at Halloween? The light's witch!

A boy went to a Halloween party with a sheet over his head. "Are you here as a ghost?" asked his friends. "No," he replied, "I'm an unmade bed." Another boy wore a sheet over his head. "Are you an unmade bed?" asked his friends. "No, I'm an undercover agent," he replied.

What do you get when you goose a ghost? A handful of sheet!

Costume Party

A couple was invited to a swanky masked Halloween Party.
She got a terrible headache and told her husband to go to the party alone.
He being a devoted husband, protested, but she argued and said she was going to take some aspirin and go to bed, and there was no need of his good time being spoiled by not going. So he took his costume and away he went.

The wife, after sleeping soundly for one hour, awakened without pain and as it was still early; she decided to go the party.

In as much as her husband did not know what her costume was, she thought she would have some fun by watching her husband to see how he acted when she was not with him.

She joined the party and soon spotted her husband cavorting around on the dance floor, dancing with every nice chick he could, and copping a little feel here and a little kiss there.

His wife got close up to him and being a rather seductive babe herself, he left his partner high and dry and devoted his time to the new stuff that had just arrived.

She let him go as far as he wished; naturally, since he was her husband.

Finally, he whispered a little proposition in her ear and she agreed, so off they went to one of the cars and had a little bang.

Just before unmasking at midnight, she slipped away and went home and put the costume away and got into bed, wondering what kind of explanation he would make for his behavior.

She was sitting up reading when he came in and asked what kind of a time he had.

He said, "Oh, the same old thing. You know I never have a good time when you're not there."

Then she asked, "Did you dance much?"

He replied, I'll tell you, I never even danced one dance. When I got there, I met Pete, Bill Brown and some other guys, so we went into the den and played poker all evening.

But you're not going to believe what happened to the guy I loaned my costume to......."

Sunday, October 26, 2008


What a great day. The wind is 8 mph, but I thought it was supposed to be winder bringing in the cold front. It's supposed to get cold, the first freeze of the season.

I hope that everybody is warm and cozy. I miss everybody! ESPECIALLY my husband. 8 more days and he will be home. I know that he wont be ready for the COLD weather. Monday his temperature is going to be 97 degrees F. Tuesday it's supposed to be 101 degrees F. Low temperature is supposed to be in the 70's both days.

I am still cleaning and working on projects. I had better get to the store before the temperature starts to drop.

Saturday, October 25, 2008


I was listening to the radio in my Truck and I heard about a bank in Edmond that was doing FREE paper Shredding for 10 to 12 on Saturday. I thought there must be something that you have to do. Sign up for a Bank Account. So I got up early, packed 10 paper boxes full of old files dating back for 10 years. {My storage unit is almost empty)

I put a tarp over them and secured it. I wasn't going to get on the highway so I went to Kelley and headed North. I didn't go over 35 miles an hour, so I knew it would take me a while. I made it to 15th & Kelley about 9:00 am without losing 1 piece of paper, the trap didn't even blow off. I was VERY impressed with my packing of the boxes.

It was the right place. Signs everywhere. FREE SHREDDING! So I went back to Starbucks got me a Grande Cafe Americano and headed back to the bank. Waiting for 10 am. At 9:45 the Shredding truck pulled in. It was a promotion for the 3 highschools in Edmond. KISS radio, in which I heard the advertisement, was also there. So I had to pick one of the 3 teams. Then they took all of my papers and in about 5 minutes all of the 10 years were GONE!

It was going to cost me a fortune to have them shredded. I just kept putting it off because I knew that it was going to be a pretty penny to have all of those papers shredded.

THEN I had all of those empty boxes and they didn't weigh the tarp down, so I had to stop several times on the way home. If I could have found a trash can, I might have stopped. But I need the boxes so that I can fill them up again.

Returning to my storage unit, I filed up the blank spots that all of those files had taken. Cleaned, moved and threw away stuff. Then added some more stuff to the storage from the house. So I was a very productive day.

Oh Ya, I stopped at the "Greek Festival" on the way home. It was fun. I saw a lot of really pretty stuff and now I want to go to Greece. I ate Baklava. IT WAS SO GOOD! Not on my diet, probably why it tasted so good.

Bob, hope there wasn't anything in those files that you wanted.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Biggest Fear

One of our biggest fears, Obviously, is the fear of abandonment.

It hits a primal wound when someone whose loves has meant so much to us, then changes his or her minds.

Learning to be by yourself is not an easy thing to do. You have SO much time to think, then you start thinking too much!

All anybody wants is validation, the "LOOK AT ME", I'm important to someone. It's hard to get that when you are all alone. How much time is there left for each of us? That's not the question. It's what we do with our time that's important. Are we TOO busy to take the time to care about another person? Yes, I believe that in today's world we are too busy to take the time to be a friend.

As I have grown older I have learned empathy thru books that I have read. Finding that I didn't have any. So now I try to look at each person tosee the war that each is experiencing.

Thursday, October 23, 2008


Have you heard about the new "BANANA DIET"? It's supposed to increase your metabolism.

Here’s how it works -

1. A banana and glass of lukewarm water for breakfast

2. Eat anything you like for lunch or dinner, as long as it’s before 8 p.m.

3. A three o’clock snack is recommended

4. No desserts after meals

5. Go to bed before midnight

“The human body has three essential nutrients ? carbohydrates, fat and protein ? The golden rule is to balance these three nutrients and a daily calorie intake.”

Bananas help people lose weight because they contain resistant starch, which ferments in your large intestine, creating by-products that block conversion of some carbohydrates into fuel, so replacing ordinary carbs with the resistant starch in bananas can boost fat burning. And banana fiber bulks up in your stomach, so you feel full for longer. There’s a healthy way to do the banana diet which makes sense and includes exercise

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


The temperature is dropping. It's raining and I just want to curl up under a blanket and read a book. Maybe eat a box of Chocolates, but that's not on my menu.

I have turned on the heaters. The new smell of heaters when you first start them up, that smell is priceless. A big bowl of vegetable soup for super.

Pretty much made my girls mad about me not being here for Christmas. But I don't know why it's a shock to them. We have never been a normal family and I have never been able to have a FUN home to have a great Christmas on Christmas DAY. Once their is a divorce the family gets so split up that it's hard to make it to in-laws, out-laws and both parents house on Christmas. I was ALWAYS the one to have Christmas the week before, because "Everybody had other plans on Christmas Day" So instead of sitting around crying all day on Christmas Day, Bob and I made it a tradition to go "Somewhere" on Christmas. It was our tradition.

My girls all have wonderful families. They need to start their own traditions and stay at home with their children.

Why am I so sad? To turn back the clock and do things different? That's not possible! You have to make your life the best that you know how to make it. You will hurt some people along the way. The ones that you depend on the most will hurt you the most. You just have to be HAPPY for the time that you have with them and not be SAD when you can't be with them.

Sorry for airing my heart aches. But what's a girl to do?

Monday, October 20, 2008


A little bird was flying south for the winter. It was so cold the bird froze and fell to the ground into a large field.

While he was lying there, a cow came by and dropped some dung on him.

As the frozen bird lay there in the pile of cow dung, he began to realize how warm he was.

The dung was actually thawing him out!

He lay there all warm and happy, and soon began to sing for joy.
A passing cat heard the bird singing and came to inv estigate.

Following the sound, the cat discovered the bird under the pile of cow dung, and promptly dug him out and ate him.

Morals of the story:
(1) Not everyone who shits on you is your enemy.

(2) Not everyone who gets you out of s hit is your friend.

(3) And when you're in deep shit, it's best to keep your mouth shut!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Friday 10/17

Lesson of the Day
A man is getting into the shower just as his wife is finishing up her shower, when the doorbell rings.

The wife quickly wraps herself in a towel and runs downstairs.

When she opens the door, there stands Bob, the next-door neighbor.

Before she says a word, Bob says, 'I'll give you $800 to drop that towel.'

After thinking for a moment, the woman drops her towel and stands naked in front of Bob, after a few seconds, Bob hands her $800 and leaves.

The woman wraps back up in the towel and goes back upstairs.

When she gets to the bathroom, her husband asks, 'Who was that?'
'It was Bob the next door neighbor,' she replies.

'Great,' the husband says, 'did he say anything about the $800 he owes me?'

Moral of the story:

If you share critical information pertaining to credit and risk with your shareholders in time, you may be in a position to prevent avoidable exposure.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Thursday 10/16

Lesson of the Day
A turkey was chatting with a bull.

'I would love to be able to get to the top of that tree' sighed the turkey, 'but I haven't got the energy.'
'Well, why don't you nibble on some of my droppings?' replied the bull. They're packed with nutrients.'

The turkey pecked at a lump of dung, and found it actually gave him enough strength to reach the lowest branch of the tree.

The next day, after eating some more dung, he reached the second branch.

Finally after a fourth night, the turkey was proudly perched at the top of the tree.

He was promptly spotted by a farmer, who shot him out of the tree.

Moral of the story:
Bull Shit might get you to the top, but it won't keep you there..

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Wednesday 10/15

Lesson of the Day
A sales rep, an administration clerk, and the manager are walking to lunch when they find an antique oil lamp.

They rub it and a Genie comes out.
The Genie says, 'I'll give each of you just one wish.'
'Me first! Me first!' says the admin clerk. 'I want to be in the Bahamas , driving a speedboat, without a care in the world.'
Puff! She's gone.

'Me next! Me next!' says the sales rep. 'I want to be in Hawaii , relaxing on the beach with my personal masseuse, an endless supply of Pina Coladas and the love of my life.'

Puff! He's gone.

'OK, you're up,' the Genie says to the manager.
The manager says, 'I want those two back in the office after lunch.'

Moral of the story:
Always let your boss have the first say.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Tuesday 10/14

Lesson of the Day
An eagle was sitting on a tree resting, doing nothing.

A small rabbit saw the eagle and asked him, 'Can I also sit like you and do nothing?'
The eagle answered: 'Sure, why not.'

So, the rabbit sat on the ground below the eagle and rested. All of a sudden, a fox appeared, jumped on the rabbit and ate it.

Moral of the story:
To be sitting and doing nothing, you must be sitting very, very high up.

You are who you are

You are who you are, not who you might one day be. Your life is what it is, not what it might someday be. Focusing on who you are and what your life is right now, you come to the ironic and almost amusing realization that, yes, the fun is in the journey itself.

“When you’re old, you don’t feel old.” The essential being I am inside myself is the same in my 50s as when I was only 15. So who am I really? Am I the woman who has changed with age, or am I the changeless self within? Am I the woman who is encased in time or the being who dwells apart from it?

Monday, October 13, 2008

Life is Precious

Bonnie Raitt sang: "Life gets mighty precious when there's less of it to waste"

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

New diet

As of today, my diet has been highly modified. No more red meat, eggs, salt, butter, or anything else which tastes good. From now on only cardboard, twigs, and the occassional leaf will have to sustain me.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Lottery Winner

I got a letter today that congratulated me as a winner of "One year's worth of Powerball with Power Play and Hot Lotto with Sizzler Tickets". $416.00 value.

When I was at the fair and the Lottery was at $200 million, they gave me these two tickets that I was supposed to go online and register my tickets. So today when I went to the post office there was a letter that I had won. I just had to send them a copy of the ticket and proof of age.

I got home from the post office and faxed them the information. Now I will wait and see what I get.

This was a very excited day for me. Maybe my "Worm has Turned" and I will start winning all kinds of stuff.

Now don't start calling and asking me for loans, I am not sure what I have really won. I will keep you posted as how this works.


Monday, October 6, 2008

Shopping Cart

I am not sure why the people that live in the row of houses behind our business, feel like our parking lot is their BIG trash disposal. It seems that I get all kinds of surprises.

When I arrived home on Sunday, there was a WalMart shopping cart in my parking lot. I moved it out onto the street and in the next vacant lot. About 2 pm the next day, it was back in my parking lot. Also a little red car visiting my new neighbor decided that she needed to park in front of my driveway. She was in the street but blocking traffic from both directions. It just surprises me how stupid people are. They think that there is NOBODY on this earth but them. This too is a constant problem with my neighbor directly behind our business. This retired Veteran has a study stream of visitors. He drives a 50 year old motorcycle that has to roll down the hill to get it started. That is all he has to drive and has NO muffler. He is up 24 hours a day. Doesn't that sound like a very good neighbor to have. I am thinking if I am in need of some drugs, he would be the first that I would visit.

Feeling really frustrated at this point, I loaded up the WalMart shopping cart and delivered it back to the WalMart store. The manager was really glad to get the shopping cart. Nobody else wanted to take possession of the stolen cart.

I am sure that I am feeling lonely and missing my husband at this point. But it just seems like if I don't go around putting trash in my neighbors yard, why should they treat me with less respect. I am trying to be strong and be the better person, but it is getting REALLY hard.

I have this saying "He who angers you, controls you!" I firmly believe this. I am always telling my daughters. SO guess what! My daughter has been telling me that saying the last couple of days. I am trying to live by my own rule. Take a deep breath and enjoy life and don't let anything anger you. FORGIVE! Is that really in my vocabulary? The shopping cart is gone, and I just keep picking up the trash.

Will this every end? Yes, I believe that everything works out in the end. Just have faith.

Mount Abu

I received the pictures from Bob's trip to Mount Abu.

FUN weekend

I was honored to met RJ Washington.

RJ is on the left and on my right is another senior at Keller Fossil Ridge HS that is another red shirt potential at OU. My son-in-law is a OU Fan, so I took the picture and sent it to him.

When RJ becomes famous, I have a picture with him. RJ facts on OU Sooner website

The reason I got to met him, is my daughter teachers and she taught last year at Keller Fossil Ridge. RJ is a really good friend of one of my daughter's friends. The one that I got the eliptical machine from (which I used for 1/2 mile this morning). I can just see the next 10 pounds coming off really fast). My next TEN pound lose is what I dedicated to Rick (former owner of eliptical machine) for giving me the machine.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Everything Happens for a Reason

My doctor has requested that I lose 15 more pounds. I was going to going the YMCA to swim. He said that it would take time to get there, dress, swim, get dressed and back home. That I wouldn't follow thru and fail. He said to continue doing what I have been doing, get an eliptical machine if I could. So I decide that I wanted to get some more exercise equipment, a bike so I went to Craig's list. Found a bike for $75, went to Sears and looked they had the same bike NEW for $89. So I waited.

I am glad I did, because spending the weekend in Haltom City, TX with my daughter, we had went to their friends house Rick and Sherry. Abigail spent the night, so the next morning on the way to pick her up we saw a Garage Sale sign. I said that I need to hit a few garage sales because I was looking for an eliptical machine. Brandon asked if I was kidding. I said no, the told him my story. He said that Rick had told him the night before he had one in the attic and was going to take it to a garage sale this morning. SO when we got there we asked and I loaded it up and now I have a new eliptical machine for FREE. Although I feel like I need to do something in return. I told Rick that I would didicate the next 10 pounds lose to him.

The universe just sometimes amazes me. You ask for something and if you have patience, you will get it. Just ASK!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Potty Training

Two of my daughters are potty training their toddler boys. My oldest daughter has all of her 4 children in school, she had twin boys, I can only imagine what she went thru. Maybe it was easier with 2 at the same time. The other 2 are girls so I know that they were easy.

I have said all along that the problem is "The disposable diapers that causes the dilemma. They can't tell that they are wet.

NOW I HAVE PROOF. Sometimes I think people are reading my mind.

This is from Dr. Wayne Jensen (PhD (Med)) website.

The answer that I discovered, is what I term "Diaper Dependence".

You see, the only really significant change to have occurred in the toddler world over the last 50 years or so in developed countries, is the shift from wearing uncomfortable cloth diapers to the modern disposable diaper. The technology in disposable diapers has increased to the extent that young toddlers today have No Concept of the feeling of being wet, so they don't have an incentive to get out of them!

... And the consequence of disposable diapers? The average age at which kids in western society are potty trained today has been delayed by well over one year!!

Now I am not telling you to go out and buy his product.