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Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Got Him

Well from Sat nite to Tue, and he was caught. The word at work is that he had a new girlfriend and her parents recognized him from the show and called it in. Just the break they were waiting for. Now they have him for new armed robbery crimes caught on video camera, that he did while he was out so he won't be out of prison for ALOT of years. What a shame huh? A life wasted. On the home front, we got our first snow on Mon. just enough to cover the ground on the valley floor, but now that the sky is clear today the foothills and the mountains around us are beautiful and white. Our snow melted off by the next morning down here. Also to let folks know it looks like 2006 will be the year for us to make our move to Mo. Will post more about that later. Going to start some physical therapy Fri. for my back and hip. Still waiting on a call back about the MRI. Feeling much better at the moment though, so working as usual. I think you can click on the clipping here and get a larger view to read.

Monday, November 28, 2005

The Shirt

There is a little story behind this shirt. My big sister sent it to me. You see she went shopping and saw it. She thought that someone made this pretty shirt just for me and hubby AC. Get it? Bless her heart, I don't think she ever heard of the band. What band? So I love it. I wore it to work Thurs, just for fun, and the only part that anyone could see under my lab jacket was the Thunderbolt and a little of the 2 inside letters, but THEY all knew. I got responses from inmates like "Rock On", "Alright, cool", and even an inappropriate "Hot Mama" LOL. Of course good ole Pat egged them on. So we had a fun nite at work. Gotta have a little fun and it is good to make the guys laugh. Thanks Marge.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Nevada's Fame

Cherry Patch Ranch..... whatca think? Good ole Nevada. Always thinking.

Friday, November 25, 2005

Watch America's Most Wanted

This Sat nite they will be telling the story of our guy who excaped from our prison awhile back. Cute guy, I bet someome will recognize him. Any of you gals hiding this guy out?

Monday, November 21, 2005


Someone posted the things she was thankful for and I wanted to add my list.
We are usually mindful of the usual things like our family, our health, ect. But I wanted to think of the more obscure things that we take for granted to say that I am thankful for.

I am thankful for my eyes, that I can see all the wonderful things of nature, the sky, the sunshine, the clouds, the birds, and animals.

I am thankful for my ears, that I can hear voices of people I love, that I can hear the music I love.

I am thankful for my strong hands, that I can earn a living, pet the dog, stroke my husbands face.

I am thankful for my strongs legs, even when I say I hate my thighs, I am thankful for them as they allow me to go where I want to go.

I am thankful most of all for my mind, {such as it is}, as I get older I realize that it is harder to remember things, yet our minds are so full of all our memories. And the ability to continue to learn new things no matter how old we are. That is the really amazing part.

As we celebrate a Thanksgiving Day, I hope we all take a few min. to forget the turkey and pumpkin pie and just be peaceful and give our own private thank you for the true riches in our lives.

Friday, November 18, 2005

Have I become my Mother?

As I stood holding onto the kitchen stove to keep my balance, while I heated a hot pack in the microwave, glanced up at a mirror over the dining room table and thought I saw my mother looking back at me. With fatigue and pain on my face I could see her plain as day. God I hate that. My sisters and I have always joked about who looked the most like her, and of course no one wants to admit that we all do at times. But today I saw it for the first time in myself. You see I did something to my back yesterday, I think it is more than a twik. I had seen an orthopedic on Tue due to hip pain, but it wasn't exactly hip, not as in the hip joint but in front on the pelvic bone, has been hurting since my trip to Mo. in Oct. She thought it was bursitis and put me on an anti inflamatory to take twice a day. Well by Thurs I had no pain so was doing what ever I wanted, which was cutting dead plants from the flower bed. I had cut one garbage can full and was starting on the second when I bent over and got a sudden pain in the lower back and could barely stand up. I waited a few min but it didn't go away, so I made it into the house and have been in bed most of the time. Called the dr. today and AC went after more meds for me. Now my nitestand looks like my mothers, with all the bottles of pills. I have Vicodan for pain, Soma for muscle relaxer, and Cataflam for anti inflamitory. Geez and I don't take much more than tylenol. So here I am. This chair at the computer feels so so but think I have had enough of it. Got an apt. for Tue to see Dr. again. Maybe I can get a catscan out of her and see what is really going on with the low back and hips. See I am my mothers daughter after all. OR maybe I am a little high on all these drugs.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Must be the full moon

I have noticed several people mentioning that they have been a funk this past week. Do you think it might be a pre-full moon thing? I just realize that I have been feeling that way too. Actually told my boss last week that the management at work sucks. Hows that for balls. But I feel much better, not that the management still doesn't suck. I have been so mad about the job lately I was going to blast a post about it but didn't. They have moved out central pharmacy clear across the state and our supplies will be shipped UPS. Great. It may actuallybe better than what we have now. An incompetent pharmicist that can't keep up and we are always 3 to 4 weeks behind on getting our meds. and we can only order a month supply at a time. Well gee. the scrip runs out sometimes before she can fill it. Then our medical director, who is chicken liver to walk across the prison yard, puts a cap on the floor stock we can have on hand. So it makes us work in an unethical way, juggling meds, borrowing from one to another and hoarding meds if some are discontinues or IM leaves us. Just like women to try to fix and patch things you know. Instead of just saying we don't have it, file a greivance, but we don't want to see people without their meds so we cont. to juggle. Its really crap, and I can't leave soon enough. So there, that is my plan, to just get out of it all. Now I really do feel better. Next post will be a very positive upbeat one.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

new slippers

AC got me new slippers, I think to just agrevate the dog. As you can see she loves them. Now if she doesn't trip me up. She loves my pink fuzzy slippers and it is a game every morning for her to pounce on them and take one off my foot and run around the house with it. I am having trouble with them though, I can't tell lefty from righty.

Friday, November 11, 2005

The passing of Lt.Col. Brown

Well its over for him. My brother in law passed away last nite. Everything went down hill really fast. I didn't think it would be this soon though. But we all feel it is a blessing that he went quickly. When there is no quality of life then it is time. My sister in law said this morning to not feel sad for her, but I know it will be a huge hole in her life, after 62 years of marriage. But she is a tough little cookie of Polish disent and like her mother before her she will just pull up herself up and handle things that need done and move on. So here is a salute today on Veterans Day to a retired military man who is gone for now.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

My story of Highway 50

If you will scan down and start with the first picture and work backward it will be in the order I intended. Guess I need to learn how to put the pictures together at one entry but couldn't figure that out. Sorry. You will get the gist.

Sand Mountain

Another feature on Highway 50 is this huge sand dune, called Sand Mountain. No one really knows the origin of this pile of sand other than maybe pushed up here by some glacier many years ago. People come here to ride up and down on their dune buggies. From the highway they look like ants. You can make out some of the campers in the pictures.

So that is the end of my story of Highway 50. Ya gotta see it at least once. Anyone else been there?

The shoe tree

Somewhere out on highway 50, is this unusual tree that grows shoes. I think you can click on it to get a better view. Over the years it has grown more and more shoes and boots. I understand that from time to time people pick a pair if they are in need. This was the first time for me to see it in its fall colors.

from my windshield

Highway 50, The lonliest highway in Nevada

I can't tell you how many times I have traveled this road. It runs from the Utah boarder to California. The most of it is really lonley, no towns, just sesert and sage brush. Also no rest stops. So you need to consume very little fluid before heading across. Also there is no radio reception out there. You can drive for 30 min. and not see another car.

Sunday, November 06, 2005


Wanted to share what has happened with my brother in law. We sent him to the hospital a week ago Fri. and by Wed we had him placed in a nursing home. He has gone down hill very quickly. Dr. ordered hospice to be involved with his care. Sister in Law is still running herself ragged trying to manage his care yet. So we are there for her support to see her thru this time. She has told them there are to be no heroic measures for him. He had a seizure last nite, out of the blue, and now today, is pretty much out of it and not eating and not being gotten up. So it is just a matter of time. As the Dr. said he is on the fast track to heaven.

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Busy Week

So glad its Friday, and payday Friday at that. What a week. On Wed we put the bro. in law into a nursing home. Only thing to do at this point. He really doesn't know us now and I expect his cond to just go down hill now. He is on the fast track to heaven.

Been cold and windy in my part of the world. Snow up on the mountains west of us.

Took posession of a new vehicle today. A Toyota Highlander Hybrid. Hope we get the good milage they promised. Very nice and seems funny to put it in gear and you start off and no engine running. Guess it kicks on and off as needed, to keep the battery pack charged and for more power as needed. Has lots of zip.

Hey I miss Heather, did you change your blog again? If so leave a message here for me to find you.

Busy at work, job security. Its late so will hit the hay. Everyone have a good weekend. dc

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

The Master Plan

One of my most favorite people told me something the other day that just gave me goosebumps.
I told her to thank her friend for being there for her and for being such a really good friend. The friend told her that its just the Master Plan, that it was just ment to be. Isn't that awesome? I believe that things happen for a reason and we mortals usually don't know why and its not always what we want at the time. But there is a reason and there are no accidents or coincidences. But I will always remember the Master Plan. Thank you Miss A. I understand you are becoming a virgin blogger. Welcome on board.