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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

New windows

Here is a before and after on the new windows we had put in our house last week. They are really nice. I know the white shutters look funny, but the rest of the windows are set where there is brick and the white looks really good. There is just vinyl under the porch roof. Hope this increases our value in case we want to sell. Hmmmm, will she, won't she, will she, won't she?

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

God's Wings

I don't usually copy and paste things in my blog, well because it is MY blog, but this was sent to me today and whether it is true or not it is pretty good so want to share it. Thanks big brother.

A little something to put things in perspective...After a forest fire in Yellowstone National Park , forest rangers began their trek up a mountain to assess the inferno's damage.One ranger found a bird literally petrified in ashes, perched statuesquely on the ground at the base of a tree. Somewhat sickened by the eerie sight, he knocked over the bird with a stick.When he gently struck it, three tiny chicks scurried from under their dead mother's wings. The loving mother, keenly aware of impending disaster, had carried her offspring to the base of the tree and had gathered them under her wings, instinctively knowing that the toxic smoke would rise.She could have flown to safety but had refused to abandon her babies. Then the blaze had arrived and the heat had scorched her small body, the mother had remained steadfast ...because she had been willing to die, so those under the cover of her wings would live.'He will cover you with His feathers,And under His wings you will find refuge.'(Psalm 91:4)Being loved this much should make a difference in your life. Remember the One who loves you, and then be different because of it.Time waits for no one. Treasure every moment you have. You will treasure it even more when you can share it with someone special. To realize the value of a friend...lose one.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

When hubby is away, I work too darn hard!

Hubby is off on a trip and I always make this huge list of things I want to do while I am "home alone" Problem is its not just a little list like arranging my sock drawer! No, no, no, not me.
Here is my list:

1.Shampoo Rugs
2.Wash vinyl siding on back of house
3.Power wash back deck
4.Paint back deck
5.Clean my end of garage
6.And if I have time start sorting stuff for garage sale
7.Oh, and in my spare time I could sew some rag balls for weaving.

And he is only gone a week! Lets see, he has been gone 3 1/2 days and I have finished No. 1 and 3. I have half of no. 2 done, then smarted up and bought some cleaner to use with the power washer so will do the other half much faster, maybe this evening if its not raining. I got no. 5 about done. Supposed to rain today and tomorrow, so the painting will have to wait till about Thurs. I figure if it rains I can work on that sorting for a garage sale. Going to get rid of alot of "stuff" this time. Anyone need a nearly new foton?

Thought for the day: Don't measure my quart by your half bushel.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Do I Miss the Prison?

I ran across this list today while cleaning my computer desk. Does everyone have such clutter around their computer?

Anyway I had compiled this list of things I would miss and not miss about my old job as a prison nurse. So here goes, only 2 years to late:

Good pay
Good Benefits
Fresh Air
Camaraderie of officers
Views of mountains
Coyotees howing at nite
Frost on barbed wire
Funny Inmates: Like the Transgender ones who shave eyebrows and legs, then use ink pens to paint eye liner and brows.
Being a real patient advocate in a crappy system
Riding around in the golf cart
Having the responsibility to assess patient needs
Laughing with Pat


Whining nurses
Lazy nurses
Dirty bathrooms (not the inmates either)
Inmates in boxers
Inmates with pants below their butts
Manipulation tricks
Cussing: Inmates and staff
Hope to never hear the "F" word again and have to pretend it is OK in normal conversation
Smell of burning toilet paper wicks (called punks)
Noise level
Banging of cell doors
Back ache from standing to long
Looking at old men who you know are child molesters(Chesters)
Seeing young men messing up their lives
Being glad that some of them are behind bars
Packing large numbers of keys
Having to remember several codes to access keys and doors
Hearing Pat yell at Inmates

Friday, October 10, 2008

Scary Times

These are really scary times. Makes you want to go hid somewhere up in the mountains, preferably in a snug little A frame with lots of firewood and no TV!! All I would need is a big box of books and maybe some yarn or rag balls to weave with, oh and some music.
Actually I could live very simple if given the chance and the way things are going it looks like I might have to do just that.
Don't want to jinks myself, but looks like we got our little farm sold. At least the folks have accepted our counter offer verbally. Waiting for the signed copy to be faxed, as they are out of town this week. What a relief if it all goes as planned.
Hubby is taking his sister on a little trip this coming week, so got alot of projects to work on.
Thought of the day: Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time----Steven Wright

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Not funny

I hope I didn't sound to "frivolous" in my last post. Death is not funny, but we have had enough saddness and I wanted to show the human and sometimes funny side of Marge. Just 3 weeks ago we were in Branson with her blowing bubbles and acting silly. She told us then that she would get to be the first one to see our brother again, and she was right. We told her to give him a big hug for us. We will miss them both till one day we are all together.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Hooters for Marge

And hey there girl,
Can you hold my hand.
Cus when they bury my body,
I'll be dust in the wind.
And like a dream in this reality,
You will carry my soul in the mind like a memory.
(copied from a song by An Angle)
Marge passed quietly from this world at 12:30 AM Thursday Oct 2nd. I just want to spend a few minutes and put some of my thoughts about her down.
She was my big sister, being 10 years older, but I didn't grow up with her at home, so I have no "being the little"sister memories of her. When I first saw her again I was an adult and we were then scattered all across the country and didn't get to be together very often. It wasn't till much later when our families were raised that several of us seemed to settle in the same area and were able to spend more time together. So here are some of the things I will remember most about Marge.
This picture is a perfect example: Always a puppy in her arms. She loved her dogs and loved raising puppies.
Always a ready smile and a big one too.
Willing to laugh at herself, like the time she bought me an AC/DC tee shirt because she thought it great that they made a tee shirt with my husband and my initials!
Always optimistic about life, willing to deal with what life dished up.
Usually a cigarette in her hand and if none were available, like once on a family get together, would resort to smoking her brothers pipe.
Vain about her looks, worried if her "wrinkles" showed.
Owner of many padded bras, even the blow up kind and butt pads.
Liked shiny things, rings, necklaces, and such.
LOVED to shop the catalogs.
Always ready to share what ever she had with others.
She loved to cook and collect cook books and boxes of receipts.
Sorry sis, you never got the bigger boobs you wanted, maybe in the next life you will have great big hooters!