Thursday, December 27, 2007
Sunday, December 23, 2007
And, hey, correct me if I'm wrong, but this looks an awful lot like JimmyB's (conservative uaw guy) dog...hmmmmm...wonder what he's having for Christmas dinner?
And this one, well, I'm not even worthy of putting words together to make a caption...
Well, this Christmas season is now looking up. *teehee*.
It's all because I had a Festivus miracle tonight!! You know a big part of the Festivus celebration is 'the airing of the grievances' of the year, right? Well, all kinds of 'em got aired tonight during wrapping of Tif's gifts (tifs gifs...haha)...but, it's gonna be a long year til next Festivus...'nuff said...
So...I'm totally done with getting everything ready and organized, as far as who's going where, and when...
The Midget football cheerleaders came over this afternoon, and they each gave me a little poinsettia, which was so sweet! I felt bad cuz I didn't have anything for them. Then they were out in the kitchen looking out the back window at something, and coming back in, I heard Aub open the freezer....so I yelled, "You can eat everything in there except my peppermint stick ice cream!" All I heard was giggles...
They did come in here & say they were kinda bored (teenagers are ALWAYS bored on Sundays...I was too! Til I got old enough to go get drunk on Sat night and had to stay in bed & recover the next day.). So Aub said she wanted to do my laundry (!), and maybe run the dishwasher. I told her no thanks to both, cuz neither one needed done, and then I told her to sit down, I was afraid she had a fever or bumped her head or something. She said no she didn't, she just wanted to do something. Then she got up and starting running my 'Swivel Sweeper'! I looked at the other one and said 'I should take a picture of her & send it to her mom, huh?' Because I totally remember those days of being a young teenager too....it was nothing but fun to clean...someone else's house, never your mom & dad's!
It was SO windy here today! It sounded like there were people upstairs walking around, banging on the walls! The girls were saying 'someone's up there!' I said no, that's just the wind, don't worry about it. Then there was a big gust of wind, and Aub said, 'I'll go check for ya, I think there is someone there'. I said, "Okay, if you insist. I'll be down here, ready to call 911 if you start screaming." Ha....she came back & said well, you're probably right...
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
...Oh, if it was only THAT EASY this year?? I kinda wish I could photoshop the Hitler pic into a Hitlery pic!! Honestly, the major Democrats are sounding more like the socialist party now....they seem to feel that they know how to spend your money better than you, and that is SO WRONG on SO MANY LEVELS!! You can't have a gun (for God's sake, you'll shoot your eye out!)...you can't smoke, you might get lung cancer....you can't sell transfat foods, someone might eat them and get fat...you have to post the calorie contents of each food in a fast food place right in front of the customers' faces, so that even if they don't want to see it, "I'll tell them!!". What is it about Democrats that makes them think people need to be 'taken care of' from cradle to grave? Some people think that's fair....WHAT?? What gives them the right to just coast along in life, not working or anything, just 'being taken care of'? Okay, I know that at the minute, I have not much friggin' right to say anything, I'm on disability for life for ms...but before that, I worked my ASS off, even if it was for minimum wage...I had a one-year old daughter to raise and take care of! So when I could tell that minimum wouldn't be enough, what did I do? Not quit and get welfare so I could stay home with my girl (and have more babies?). No...I took over another department and took a transfer so I would make more money. So I'd NEVER have to be sitting at home on welfare while I was healthy enough to work!
People say now "You can't raise a family on minimum wage now!" Excuse me! That is NOT what minimum wage jobs are FOR!! First of all, you should have a better job than that before you have a family to raise! Of course, there are unforeseen circumstances (like divorce...), but..and a lot of times you can work your way up into a good promotion...with hard WORK!
Second...you never COULD raise a family on minimum wage!! It was never supposed to be there for that! Isn't it supposed to be for teenagers who work part-time after school? Or anybody that works part-time?
I'll get to McCain, Huckabee, & Romney tomorrow...this was just a rant!
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Ever look back on your life and know that you zigged when you shoulda zagged? *sigh*
So...now I'm 43...so old that my social security number begins with a zero..and all that crap...is it mandatory to feel like shit for a couple hours on every birthday past 40??
And that's really wrong to feel like that, cuz I really had a good birthday! Joe brought me the coolest lighthouse picture today, & made me a cool card from Wolf to Jacky, Tif knitted me a scarf that's gorgeous! And an ebay gift certificate, a Hello Kitty pajama set, a tv, other stuff that''s cool...and the very coolest thing....
Tif's bf took her to the winter wonderland at the Col zoo tonight (they had 3 million lights all over...very cool!), and he proposed to her there!! And, of course she said YES!! They came back here afterwards, and I don't think I've ever seen a bigger, happier, goofier smile on any guy's face in my life!! And his sister was there, hiding in the bushes videotaping the whole proposal!! She's gonna make dvd's for all of us for Christmas!
Maybe that's why I felt so crappy for a while...now I know the big "G-word" (as in grandma) is one step closer...I'm so scared of that!
"...I wanna go back. Back to the rocking horse...back to where it all began...T-t-t-take me back to the rocking horse. Back to the rocking horse...and start all over again..."
Hell, that song used to make me cry when I was 22...precognition, perhaps?
Anyway...Bro called me from Arizona tonight to tell me happy birthday. And I got to tell him and his wife happy 31st anniversary! They got married on my 12th birthday! That was SO cool! I remember Bro asking me before they scheduled it if I minded that, and I said, "NO~!! That'd be neat!!" I never understood why it would bother me!? And...Tif's bf...ok, fiance!...his mom & dad's anniversary is today, too!
Do you ever hear your grandma's voice in your head, saying a favorite quote? I do..."Too soon old, too late smart."
All right, gotta go...
Friday, December 14, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
Did I not have a blog about how good this would be for the weight problem a long time ago??? Put "rickshaw in the 'search blog' space! Here's the link to the news story!
Thursday, December 06, 2007
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Monday, December 03, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
I haven't been paying much attention to any politics stuff lately, but I have liked Mike Huckabee since the beginning, I just never thought he had a chance, but he's pretty much showing a 'real' side of himself that I never knew he had!
It's kind of strange, because I always thought he sounded pretty good, but he was always so overshadowed by Romney, Giuliani, and McCain, it almost seemed like a vote for Mike Huckabee was a 'wasted' vote. But, from what I've seen from him lately, he's talking to you as if you're sitting right across from him, and he's honestly looking you straight in the eyes. He's not nervous, shifty-eyed, and only attacking the other candidates, even though he surely could, he's keeping himself above those 'elementary school' arguments!
The only times I think I've heard him seriously attack anybody are the two things he's said about Hillary Clinton, once in the last debate when he said "yeah, I like to joke around, but there's really no joke in the world about Hillary Clinton becoming the president of the United States..."...I and many others LOVED that line! And his line last night about sending Hillary to Mars on the first spaceship there!
I even like what he says about illegal immigration...that is SUCH a hard thing to get your arms around, especially when he's talking about the children of illegals going to college in his state at the in-state price. Lots of people think 'that's not fair!' It's not, right? However, was it fair for the kids who were lugged up here by their parents even before they knew how to talk? Tell me how it would be fair to penalize the kids who went to school in America all their lives, for their parents' actions?
Also, it was a great line when somebody asked Huckabee 'what would Jesus do?', and he said "Jesus wouldn't be trying to run for public office!" Gotta love him!!
He's the only candidate on either side, as far as I know, that has talked about how antiquated our infrastructure of electricity and our air traffic control, and I think he's pretty serious about it...I don't know who would be best for that position, but I'd really like to see Warren Buffett up there in the financial area!
Okay, I guess I don't get to choose his administration...but I can dream...
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Okay, this is what got done this weekend!
Tif and bf brought the tree in from out back...cuz last year, she got the lights on exactly right, so we put it away with the lights on it! I was asleep still when they brought it in, so I missed most of it! That's okay, she's really good at this! I've always told her she ought to hire herself out to some of the super-rich people in town, in the great big houses, where they're doing this for 'house look', not with their kids, for fun! Hmmmm...maybe that's where some of the 'commercialism' to kids comes from...although, the parents would never in a billion years admit it!
But, seriously, wasn't that the best, most important part of Christmas when you were a little kid? Getting to go up in the attic (which you never did any other time)!
I always loved decorating the tree...you know, digging through all the 'old-fashioned' ornaments, digging up old ornaments that one of us had made forever ago, and it always had a picture or 2 in it! And since Dad was a pretty big-shot guy at work, there was always a HUGE Christmas party at one of the big theatres here, with all kinds of food & presents....The only thing I didn't like was the fact that all of us 'little girls' (3-5 yrs?)...well, I was NOT the only one that hated those itchy, scratchy, beautiful dresses. And the patent leather Mary Jane's~~! haha!!! I sill remember the red one with the white scratchy collar, with a black velvet 'pinafore' over it, and those white underpants that all little girls had to wear with dresses, cuz they had ruffles on the butt. But we looked like angels you know? For an hour or so...
I hate to say this, but, yeah, it was the
'good ol' days'! I didn't have to think about money, paying the bills, making dinner, shopping for anything, all I had to do was PLAY!!
I need to stop watching 'Leave It To Beaver' & 'I Love Lucy' every nite I guess...
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Friday, November 23, 2007
It really isn't that cold out today, 40's or so....I might just take my scooter out & ride around here. After all, it is the opposite direction from all the stores!
So did everybody have a great Thanksgiving yesterday? I hope you all did! Tif & boyfriend took me out to Bro's, stayed awhile, then went to bf's mom & dad's (she sd that was her compromise for this Christmas...did I teach her about compromise, or what?).
So, no, I'm not going out 'Friday shopping' today. After last year, I don't ever see myself doing that...
I had fun yesterday at Bro's, though. He or Psycho had brought Mom to his house, and all her brothers, sis-in-laws,nieces,nephews, and lots of family I didn't even know were there!! There were probably 30+ people there, and we filled the dining room + tables in 4 other rooms! Bro is such a good guy to me, he said he knew I'd have a hard time getting to the kitchen/dining room/wherever the food was, so he came over & asked what I wanted...y'know, turkey,ham,stuffing,scalloped corn,etc,biscuits,oh, and did I want to try my cousin's specialty cranberry salad? You know me...I kinda looked up at him and made a face and he laughed...about 10 minutes later he brought me a HUGE plate of food, with gravy over the whole top of it (that IS the only way to eat, you know?). So, I'm sitting there eating with Bro's daughters, I took a forkful of what I thought was stuffing under the gravy...and it was a forkful of cranberry salad with cool-whip on top & graham cracker crust under it. HAHA! Fortunately, it really wasn't bad at all....I think it was cuz of all the gravy...isn't that just kinda like a big brother, though?? But, there aren't too many people I know that love to cook like him! Hmmmm...that gene skipped us other 2 kids...seriously, he even makes his own salad dressing for the tossed salad, and that's all he serves! (it is the best, though...).After we all ate, I went over in the living room, found a 'person-sized' pillow, put it up in a huge chair with a bigger footstool, and I was out for about 2 or 3 hours!! Seriously, I woke up, and both of my big brothers were laughing at me because the 2 Yorkshire terriers that were there had been up jumping all over me the whole time, licking my face...mmmmm. But it was a fun 10 hour day!
All right...that's it for now...
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
I found a good one tonight for Mike Huckabee....i don't care, I HEART Huckabee!!
Or Barack Obama
And here's another good one for her...hmmm...awful easy to find Hillary ads but don't worry, I'll be an equal opportunity hater!
Okay...this is one for the Hillary-haters...
Okay...done for now...
BoUnCeS!! LibbY! Actually, all of the Swift Kids for Truth videos are listed on the right side of the page when you click on one of 'em!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
आईटी'एस तुएस्दय मोर्निंग,नवम्बर २०थ्, २००७, ऎंड इ वास दिअग्नोसेद विथ मस १३ येअर्स अगोक थिस वीक...वहत कंद ऑफ़ मोठेर्फुच्किंग बुल्ल्षित इस ठाट??? ऎंड, अ वीक आफ्टर मीन & केव'एस फुच्किंग १७थ् अन्निवेर्सरी इन फेब, हे फुच्किंग मोवेद आउट!! गोद, दमन हिम तो हेल, ७ तिमेस ओवर!! वहत हप्पेनेद तो "इन सिक्क्नेस & हैल्थ,यू ल्यिंग मोठेर्फुच्केर!! इ वांट सो बाद तो गेट आउट फ्रॉम वेअरिंग थिस लास्ट नेम, बेकाउसे आईटी'एस नोथिंग बुत अ लेबल ऑफ़ शाम नो, अच्तुअल्ली, प्रोबब्ली तो यौर व्होले एन्तिरे फमिली तू!!
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Yeah, these are some of the leftovers from Halloween!! Toldja right now I have NO ambition to do anything!!
Joe called today,he was going over to his mom's cabin & gettin it ready for winter. He's nice like that, but, shhhh, dont say I said that!
I was thinking this morning, you know how we always tell kids if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all! Well, I want to add to that...."if you're not going to say something truthful. keep your damn mouth shut!" and "If you promise to do something, do it! If you don't, all you're doing is, well, showing weakness."
Okay, has anyone seen the commercial that the little girl is suggesting "Let's play 'sneeze tag'! Oh, holy crap, that is funny as hell!! Cuz, didn't everybody play " Chinese freeze tag" when they were young? That was the most fun thing we ever did when I was about 6 to 8!! I'd be staying overnight with my best friend who had 7 older brothers & sisters & great next-door neighbors, and as soon as it got dark, we'd go out and play freeze tag & hide & seek in the front yards up & down the block! And always ended up getting yelled at by the guy at the end of the block, across from the big haunted house, cuz we were on his 'lawn'. Not in his yard, on his 'LAWN"! I always had some of the best time of my life at Chris's house when we were little! They had the biggest house I've EVER been in! It wasn't a mansion-type, but it was a huge 3 story with an enormous attic & an enormous basement! So there were plenty of rooms for bedrooms!!
Cleveland Clinic called me Friday, my iv steroids are already set up for Monday, Tues, Wed, this week! The medicine supplier is gonna deliver the solu-medrol Monday in the morning, and a nurse is gonna be here to do the 'pokey-thing' with the iv's starting Monday afternoon! WooHoo! How fast are they?
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
I took all these pictures on November 3, except for the one of my porch...but, can you even BELIEVE how HUGE (yes, Joe, the dog's huge!) that dog is?? Okay...maybe it's only ginormous.