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Monday, August 29, 2005

Latest on the prison bust

Well they have arrested our dental tech. Seems she was in cahoots with the guy who broke out of our prison. Really not to surprised anymore. The number of women who let themselves be compromised by these guys is unreal. The other dental tech was put on adm. leave a couple weeks, being investigated for bringing contraband into the prison. She was working in the dental lab that makes dentures. The gossip is that it was sexual in nature, but you know how gossip can be. But now this with the other one, the paper said she smuggled in a cell phone for him. Now she is in jail, and for WHAT. The lousy excapee is out loose, and she has lost her job, and will probably serve time for what she did. Too bad, what a waste. But I imagine they will catch him and he will have to do alot more time. I think he was in for 12 years for grand theft. They also arrested a recent parole and another felon in connection with all this. So I don't think it has been sorted out completely. When I go to work today the gossip will be flying. Will let you know the latest.

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Tagged by Addict

7 things you plan to do before you die:

1. Finish all the craft projects I have started
2. Take courses at college on mythology,and have past live regressions done
3. Take a 3 or 4 week drive around US with no destination
in mind, alone. Stop in all the little towns.
4. See peace made with family members, they know who
5. Go to So. America, see the old ruins
7. Read all the books on my lists

7 things you can do:

1. Drive a stick shift
2. Run a chain saw, I have a small one.
3. Sew in a zipper
4. Make dill pickles {but don't anymore}
5. Remove sutures
6. Do counted cross stitch
7. Keep secrets

7 things you can't do:

1. Sushi, I like my food cooked thank you
2. Wooden spoon on my tongue
3. Sing
4. Shop in store with smelly produce
5. Ride a motor cycle
6. Listen to loud cell phone users in public places
7. Be held down, thats a long story

7 thing that attract you to the opposite sex:

1. Smells good
2. Clean jaw line
3. Deep husky voice
4. Soft words
5. Smooth feet
6. Clean hands and nails
7. Well fitting jeans

7 things you say most:

1. Good girl!
2. Bad girl!
3. Oh, Al
4. I love you
5. Thank you
6. Down, No, Stay, Go Tinkle
7. Got to get off line and go to work

7 celebrity crushes:

1. Brad Pitt, just too cute
2. Alan Jackson, always
3. Sean Connery, sexy accent
4. The black All State Man in the commercial
He can sell me insurance
5. Robert Redford
6. Angalene Jole, those lips work only on her
7. Josh Groban, Love his voice, and cute too

7 people you want to take this quiz:

No one, everyone I know who blogs has been tagged

Saturday, August 27, 2005

My sunset

Saturday Morning

Sitting on the front porch, sipping coffee, conversation with AC:
Me: "see that boat coming around the corner? I just bought that for you"
AC: "Nice boat, inboard motor, must have been expensive"
Me: "Oh, money was not object"
few min later boat came back down the hill leaving.
Me: "Didn't like the boat huh?'

Oh, what we do to amuse ourselves.
Have a good weekend

Friday, August 26, 2005

The big excape

Yesterday was an eventful day at work. We have a prison industry business and apparently an inmate was able to hide in a load of furniture and get away, then later down the road he punched a hole in the roof of the truck and had plyers to pull the metal and made about a 12 inch hole that he crawled thru and when truck stopped somewhere he jumped off. This is a major thing. No one remembers a prison break from here. We do get walk aways from the work camps a couple times a year but this is a big deal for one to excape from behind the fence. Of course there is alot of finger pointing, and inmates know there is a problem with understaffing. During the night before a guy cut his wrists, had to be sent out to sew him up and then he went to mental healt unit, then as I was walking in yesterday they were calling a man down. He really was down, older guy had died in his bunk. So with so much going on, we were on total lock down last pm. that means house to house delivery of all meds. Its not bad, just different. I try to stay prepared.

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Only if you work in prison

Only in a prison setting could you work with someone who carries a fart machine in her pocket and uses it frequently as we are doing pill call. I work with a medical officer who is in her 50's. She is brash to say the least, with a foul mouth, and quick wit. But she also has a heart of gold which she doesn't want most people to find out. She is my custody officer 4 evenings a week with me. She helps make my job fun. Last nite she brought this fart machine to work and kept it in the pocket on her pantleg and the buzzer in her hand. As we would give meds at a cell door she would lift her leg, hit the buzzer and then in a sweet voice, "Oh, excuse me, I have a little tummy ache" then smile and we would go on. The reactions were a riot. Not sure if anyone guessed what was really going on. But let me tell you, if there were trouble on the yard, this is the officer I would want with me. She can handle anything and difuse situations that men tend to esculate. She likes to wear a clip on hair piece, If an inmate comments on her hair, she unclips it and holds it up and asks if they want to try it on. She has one that has little wires in it and she can twist them around to make the "poney tails' stick up. Which she will do, walk around with on sticking straight up in the air. Now can anyone imagine having this go on in your work inviornment?

Sunday, August 21, 2005

I did it, I'm a movie maker now

I am so excited. I found I had the program I needed right on my computer called Windows movie maker. I played around with it and transfered pictures and set it to music. The only thing is that the CD I made will only play on the computer. But that should be OK. Can't have everything huh? Oh, I am trying to e-mail it to a couple people as soon as I get a responce back to make sure they can open and play it I will be glad to send it to anyone who wants it. The pictures are just of my flowers, so don't anyone get to excited out there.

Saturday, August 20, 2005

Help me here please

Does any one out there know of a computer program that lets you record pictures and music on the same CD and it would be lovely if this CD would then play in a VCR on your TV as a slide show with music. Is there such a thing. I have a project I am really wanting to put together. Thanks for any suggestions. dc

Practice copy/paste

This little piggy went to market,
This little piggy stayed home,
This little piggy had roast beef,
This little piggy had none,
And this little piggy cried,
"Wee, wee, wee."
All the way home.

Fresh Peaches

Just picked from our tree. Yummy.

Thursday, August 18, 2005


Will have to go down a few posts to see mine as I put it as a draft the other day and did't know it would just insert it for that same day. Duh!! live and learn.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005


Been to the post office lately. Getting to be like a mini mart!! Do you need stamps, no? how about a key chain or teddy bear. Geez, next they will be serving pepsi, hey not a bad idea. Oh, CC IT IN THE MAIL!!!! Yes I am yelling. LOL dc

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

I am

I am me.
I am the little girl collecting McMcall paper dolls
I am the tears cried as mom read Lassie and Big Red to us by kerosene lamp
I am the kid who caught grasshoppers to feed to the chickens
I am a country girl first and always
I am the 16 year old who ran crying in the rain when first love moved away with his
family and all seemed lost to me forever
I am the 12 year old who got an ear jerked as punishment for something by a father
who never once spanked me.
I am an old farm house made of brick with huge pine trees in the yard
I am the girl who's best friend was little brother
I am home canned green beans
I am the smell and taste of moms raised doughnuts rolled in sugar
I am the high school drop out
I am the 17 year old being married far to soon
I am the nursing student who worked everyweekend for gas money to get to class
I am the nursing grad who was 2nd in her class at age 27
I am the the first baby I delivered with my own hands
I am bleach blond hair
I am the mother of 2 babies of my own
I am the child who played in the pond and haymow for fun
I am the smell of cows breath while sitting in the hay bunk while they ate.
I am the woman who's heart has been broken, to be mended again and again
I am music that makes me feel melancholy
I am books that make me think of all the possibilities
I am the seeker of spiritual truth
I am a blogger

Who are you?

Sunday, August 14, 2005

A Mothers Love

Forgiveness Needed

This is my memory of summer of 1979. As my title allludes you will see later why I am asking for forgiveness of the 15 year old who was a guest at my home in rural Iowa for the summer. I think this girl and her mother arrived sort of unannounced as their destination had been to another sisters home in So. Mo. but I do not remember why they didn't get that far. Here they came towing this UHaul with a silly sign that said "where the hell is Granby Mo." We all had a good laugh about that. The mom said they had been following truckers all the way across country and how ever fast they drove they would just tailgate one as long as they could. I'm sure these two made a hit with the truckers as they traveled across country from Oregon. I think they stayed a few weeks. The girl bunked with my daughter who would have been about 11 or 12 at the time. One thing that drove me crazy and I don't think I told the guest at the time. These city girls seemed to think they had to flush the toilet all the time. Like EVERY time their little butts hit the toilet, flush....
They just didn't realize we only had this tiny little pressure tank under the kitchen sink so every time more than a cup of water was used it kicked in to refill. Now country folks are more conservative. You know "If its yellow, let it mellow, if it's brown, flush it down" I really don't have any wild stories to tell on these two. I know it was a hard time for Mom trying to figure out what was best to do. Guess we will have to hear from her about what sort of plans she had at the time. I know when they pulled out, all their boxes were left in our garage, and over the next year, we repacked things that Mom would write and ask for and send boxes out to her. That had to cost. Now for the forgiveness. I have to say that I am sorry that I have held a small grudge against this 15 year old as she was allowed to smoke and made quite an impression on my daughter and I didn't learn till many years later that she had her first cig. at that time. Now isn't that a petty thing to harbor. I really am sorry for that.I feel better getting that off my chest. I am sure the cig. would have popped up at some other time. Others in the family smoked and it wasn't such a "bad" thing back then. Maybe we will have to hear her side of this story. would be interesting to see how she remembers events.

Saturday, August 13, 2005


My One braclett, also you can see my "nipple" on thumb. Having it removed soon. ha ha. dc

Rest Easy

Everyone can rest easy, I deleted my cookies!

George Constanza's words of wisdom

found this clipping to good not to share::::
"The most unfair thing about life is the way it ends. I mean, life is tought. It takes up a lot of your time. What do you get at the end of it? A death. What's that, a bonus?!? I think the life cycle is all backwards. You should die first, get it out of the way. Then you go live in an old age home, You get kicked out for being too healthy, go collect your pension. Then, when you start work, you get a gold watch on your first day. You work forty years until you'r young enought to enjoy your retirement. You drink alcohol, you party, and you get ready for High School. You go to primary school, you become a kid, you play, you have no responsibilities. You become a little baby, you go back, you spend your last 9 months floating with luxuries like central heating, spa, room service on tap, then you finish off as an orgasm!! Amen".

computer clutter

Since I am having a certain neice visit next Sat. and she mentioned we would play on the computer, I took a look around and OMG. Does everyone else keep a kazillion little notes and clippings from the paper or mags. all around the computer? I have a pile here about 15 in. tall to wade thru. Of course most will go in the trash I know. Guess since the old mind is getting weak I feel I need to make little notes of music I want to check out or things I want to read. One says Aaron Nevil: Ultimate Collection, guess that was a CD I wanted to check, How about now I am sure that is a great site, have to check it out before I throw that scrape out. One says Samuel Ross Miller, Name of the next baby due in the family next month. Congrats will go to Grandpa Ron. Another That would be THE Rosie's blog site. check her out. It is interesting. Hum. How to delet cookies. best get on that. Still don't know how to do that. Earth Chronicles by Zecharia Stichin. Hum. guess I wanted another of the series. Will wait maybe they will show up in my book collections. Guess I won't buy books for myself anymore. Sorry, literary guild. I have been a faithful purchaser, even to the extent they don't charge me shipping. Alot of the stuff goes into my notebook labeled Crafts. I like to save ideas to make things. Like chenilling, bird house ideas, and tolepainting ideas. I think the ones on decoupageing looks more my style. Great ideas there so that is a keeper hmm. a receipt for crinkled fudge truffle cookies, how did that get in here. sure looks good. maybe I will put that in the cookbook folder of all the receipts I save, Maybe I will post that receipt soon. It does look good, if you don't mind gaining 5 pounds by the end of the day. Ohhh How to make bird houses out of old ski boots or gourds, or lincoln logs. thats useful. There's that clipping from an Ia. paper of my good friend Betty who is a potter with all her govenors pitchers she made for the Governors Convention in Ia. this year. Thought I had lost that. Well that is enough cleaning for one day. Ha Ha. now better really get busy and move this paper stuff, most to the circular file. Hope all is having a great weekend. So good to be off all weekend now. No more working 4 hr on Sundays.

Friday, August 12, 2005

If the bra fits you must wear it!

Thanks to the gal who sent the pretty black lacy bra, and the ONE braclet. Cool. I looked at the bra and thought no way, it would need tissue stuffing. LOL. But tried it on and it does fit. Mucho Grasias. I have a little something to send your way one of these days if I get your new address. dc

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Summer Projects

Summer time catch up: Getting alot of odd jobs caught up this summer. Homeowner stuff. Got septic pumped this week, later this mo. getting driveway asfault resealed, having chimney cleaned, and the guy who does carpentry work for us is putting up a safety rail for the landing and steps going down to the tv room. Will take a before and after picture of that later. sort of excited to get that done. All home improvement stuff. Got to keep things up for the day we can put this place on the market and sell out.
Went to visit the guy at the local book store, yesterday. I will go back in a couple weeks and he will tell me how much it will cost to train me to know all I need to know about running a book store. I let him know I would be willing to work a few hrs a week for him once he trained me. Figure it would be good experience for me. I have made up floorplan for the building after my bro. gave me the measurements. About 520 sq ft. We will have a little remodeling to do, like move a wall to give more space to the main room, tear out one bathroom, and then build all the book cases.
My medical officer who usually works with me is back now, was off the last couple weeks as her mother recently died of lung cancer. She has had a rough 18 mo. dealing with all the chemo and radiation and sickness. Glad it is finally over for her. Glad to have her back to work. She is a pistel. dc

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

You are my sunshine

Friday, August 05, 2005

Team Work

We must be pretty good team, {at least if he does what I say] We netted our peach tree which is really loaded this year, try to keep the birds from helping themselves. A 40$ investment, better get alot of peaches huh?

Thursday, August 04, 2005


Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless: Peacocks and lilies for instance.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

First Wedding Day

Today would have been my 41st anniversary. Funny how you always remember those things. I just wanted to post my memories of that day so long ago. I was only 17, and he was 19. We had nothing. I had to shop for the cheapest dress I could find, some sort of polyester straight looking street dress. Someone loaned me a little veil, I wore pink heels as they were from my prom and the only heels I owned. What a site huh? Very small ceremony. A friend of the family made us a cake, sort of a carrot cake and decorated it. We got just a few gifts, some towels, and a few items for the house. Another friend of the family thought she was meaning well and gave me alittle gift on the side. It was a months supply of some type of foam cream birthcontrol. Well I did use it for about 6 mo. But we were silly and thought we wanted a baby so I quit using it. We were so hard up that we couldn't afford any thing special for a honeymoon, so we went to the Tasty Freeze for supper and went to a drive in movie and went home. We had moved what little I owned into a little cottage that his folks owned and off we were. I remember spending about 10$ a week on groceries. I think his bringhome pay was about 35 or 40$ a week. Wow hard to imagine living like that. I always felt sad that I never had a shower, ever. Not bridal shower and later no baby showers. We were new in the community when our son was born and the same when we moved to the east coast when daughter was born.
Well guess its a little late to cry in my beer huh? So that is my story of the wedding day. Oh, wedding nite was a little dissapointing, wondered what the heck I had been waiting for. Things did get better but guess not better enough.