Saturday, June 30, 2007

~ Community Days ~


Today was a go, go, go day.  From early this morning getting chores done, my niece and 'bug' stopping over, going to see my Dad, and then tonight, the fireworks.  Every year, the weekend before the holiday the town park here has Community Days.  It's a carnival that lasts the entire weekend.  Rides, games, and all the food that is so bad for you.  Saturday night is firework night.  I swear the entire population makes its way to the center of town to watch the show.  The crowds start to build well before darkness falls.  Getting that perfect seat.  Well, I didn't get there as early as I had planned I needed to charge the batteries for my camera.  When I did arrive it was a zoo!  Cars moving at a snails pace, folks walking to their chosen spot.  Cars parked all over.  I cheated :::evil grin::: There is a pizza/sub shop directly across the street from were I was to meet up with the family.  They charge $5, but give you a $5 coupon to use there.  Since it is a place we go to, it is worth it.  So I get to 'our' spot which is right below the works.  It's like our private showing.  Well, ours and probably 10,000 others.  Ok, I'm exaggerating there, LOL, I have no idea how many people live in the town but I swear everyone is there.  The kids are excited and being silly.  I talk and catch up with my niece's in-laws.  Her father in law loves to talk to me about my camera and the graphics I do.  I let him know I recently bought a new memory card and it holds 1 gig.  I'm stoked about that!!   So at 10 sharp the sky is lit with the most amazing colors.  The sounds of snap, crackle, and pop.  Yeah, you're right. more like BOOM!


I find it hard to get the beauty, but I was successful with some, or so I think :)~  I'm still learning.  I also took a video of part of the grand finale.  I got a funky light streak through some of it, but no doubt it was the brightness.  I will have to figure out what to do to stop that.  You can still see the blasts and color.  I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.  Happy 4th a couple days early.  I'm sure there will be more as I have a party to go to on the 3rd :::grin:::





~ Tag Offer ~ Pirate Treasure


Had a minute to post this as my camera batteries recharge.  Off to the local park to see if I can capture some firework shots.  :)  I'll be back later to tell ya about my day.  LOL if ya care. 

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Friday, June 29, 2007

~ Special Day ~


Today was a very special day in my family.  Seventy seven (77, wow!) years ago the world welcomed in my Dad.  Ok, so based on the time of this entry it was technically yesterday.  What can I say!?!  I didn't forget, just got caught up in a few things.  I'd never forget Papa Pal!


Dad, just want to wish you a very Happy Happy....  be ready because you know the crew will be stopping in tomorrow to help you celebrate.  I'd go on and on, but then you will just tell me you have no idea who I'm talking about.  So you!  You're the best.  Happy Birthday!


Love you!



~ Tag Offer ~ American Girl


My apologies to my British friends.  I just had to do at least one Holiday type graphic.  That doesn't mean you can't request it, just means I know it's pretty 'American' and I didn't mean to make you feel unloved, 'cuz you know I do love you :) 

Please watch the date - tags are available for 1 weeks from posting date.

If you'd like your name on this please leave a comment.  Please make sure your email is open to receive mail from me this will save a lot of frustration and aggravation.  I know sometimes the version of AOL you may be using does not give you the save as .gif option, but you can type it in after the file name.  AIM users do not have this option as far as I can tell.  If you need me to send differently so the graphic and animation stays intact, lets talk.  Some already know to make note to attach instead.  If you need it to go to a different email address please note that. I will gladly work with you so the graphic stays as intended. 

Thank you!

PS Because of the sometimes 'glitch' with AOL alerts, if you do not receive your tag in a week please contact me via email.


I'm on my way out the door but I wanted to let you all know I heard from Ste.  All is fine for them, he will no doubt do an entry soon, but I wanted to let you know they are ok.  No water damage at all.  They lost power for a day.  They did not, however, have the Internet until today.  Thank God!!!   Thanks for all the good wishes and prayers on their behalf




Thursday, June 28, 2007

~ Wonderful Day.... but oh what an ending ~


Well the day was great.  Woke up to the left over rain from last evening.  We never got the storms the predicted but it rained a bit to tease the plants and grass.  It wasn't as hot as it had been the sky was a bit gray.  I got into work and met up with my co-worker to make plans for leaving on our road trip.  We left the office about 9:45.   The ride was nice and as we got further East the sun was shining brightly and the clouds were white and puffy.  We got to our appointment and it was great to see our client.  She and I have become great friends over the years of working together but it had been awhile since we'd actually seen each other.  We went to her office and did some system training so she could access our system.  It went pretty smoothly and we all had a few laughs.  Her boss joined us and we had a nice chat before heading out to lunch.  We went to a place nearby,  The Distillery.  The food was excellent!  The company better!  I had a Reuben sandwich and it made my taste buds dance.  The seasonings perfect the corn beef so tender it about melted in my mouth.  We went back to her office for a bit and then said our goodbyes.  It was probably about 2 in the afternoon.


The drive home went much faster, as they usually do.  About 20 minutes into the drive my co-worker pointed at my windshield.  I was straining to see what she was showing me as I thought it was a crack.  It was then she said, 'I've never seen a rainbow like that, only in the clouds.'  It was amazingly bright and almost glowed in the sky.  I wrestled with my purse to get my cell phone.  I set it up and handed it to her and asked if she could try and capture it.  Driving about 65 mph and hanging out the window she did get it.  It's not as bright as the 'live' version, but the effect is somewhat visible.  It's called a circumhorizontal arc.  I wish I had my 'real' camera, or even that I could have pulled off to the side of the road but it wasn't going to happen today.  Aaaahh but the pictureisn't bad from my phone.




Ironic that I have this snag graphic for tonight.  As I was typing away, I was sent a link by a friend.  Interesting read to say the least.  A good imagination too!!  I knew it wouldn't be long before I was called the big bad wolf of JLand, and I guess I shouldn't be surprised by the lies either.  I told someone I was on SSI?  I think not.  Never have been and hopefully by the grace of God I won't have to be.  There is nothing wrong with being on it, it's actually a good thing for those who do need it, but I don't fit the criteria.   The reason I got AOL free in the past (and that ended before it actually went free) is because I was a Community Leader here on the sports message boards, when that ended I started this journal.  Big difference, don't you think?  Talk about manipulating.  Once again, I guess my pictures of co-workers, my office, and all the other things work related I posted here are found on the Internet in my make believe world.  Facts and events manipulated to fit the need of someone who really has no clue.  I don't work because I don't post where I work?  Because I have time to do graphics?  This from a person who has done nothing to 'prove' anything of what she says about her life, not a picture, not a damn thing.  So what does that mean?  Is it real or is it fantasy? Bizarre thinking isn't it?   Oh, it is only made up on my end according to her.   I've gone so far as to search out the web to get these fake things.  HELLLOOOOOOOOOOO!?!  I betrayed her because someone she did not like and I barely knew posted a comment in my journal.  I wouldn't remove it and she jumped to the conclusion that we were best of friends and had this master plan to ............ to do something to her I guess.  Taking entries I've done, emails we shared and manipulating them to fit some scenario.  I make fake names and my friends do to, just to harass her and ask for graphics.  Damn since all my friends are made up by me I must be a f'in genius to remember all the names & passwords.  I looked around to see the comments there and I don't know, there are a few so either she is deleting them as fast as they go up or she is accusing those that are left as being 'fakes'  What a joke!  Sorry folks, but this gets more absurd as the days go by.  I know I should just ignore the bullshit and I try, but it's a daily thing and sometimes it makes my blood boil. 


Well, what a way to end a great day.   Hope you all have a better ending. 




Wednesday, June 27, 2007

~ My Lucky Day ~



How lucky am I?  Well, no sooner did I mention the kids and swimming my make believe family on line posted pictures for me to steal and claim as my own.  ROFL!!!!  Seriously, for those that don't know these are my nieces children.  Meet my great niece 'bug.'  I call her that because she is as cute as one, and her big brother Gage.  These children have a way of brightening even my darkest day.  I adore and spoil both of them.  One advantage of being the Great Aunt is I can give them back when I'm tired.  ::grin::   These pictures are from the other night.  As you can see 'bug' was having fun making faces at the camera.  She went thru a stage of posing, then not wanting to look at the camera, now she is becoming a ham.  Hmmmm... could it be because I bribe her?  Ummm probably, eh?  How can you not love that face?  Makes me want to just kiss her and snuggle.    Gage, well he is getting so grown up and from the looks here he takes his swimming seriously.  Remember when I said I bought them stuff for the pool?  The goggles he is wearing is one of the items.  He wears them in and out of the pool.  Such a hoot!!!  They are a hit tho, and these will stay at Great Grandma's and Papa Pal's so he will always have them.  I love the diving pose.  Too funny, because he ends up more jumping then diving but he tries and keeps working at it.  One of these days he is going to shock the hell out of us and him and actually do it.   He has become a great swimmer.  No fear from either of them.




Dentist appointment this morning went great.  It was pretty quick, but what they use to take the impressions tasted like shit!  In the past it wasn't bad, but this was a bit different.  Apparently to get a better fit.  The fit I have now is not to horrible, so if it's better I will be stoked.  I left the office and headed home to play for a bit before going into work.  As I passed a grocery store I decided to stop in and pick a few things up.  I had time.  I walked in and right there at the beginning of the produce department was a bowl of cut fruit.  The smell tickled my nose and my stomach growled.  I hadn't eaten and it looked and smelled like the perfect thing to hit the spot.  I grabbed one along with a wonderful fruit dip.  I grabbed the rest of my items and headed out.  On the way home I decided I'd take the fruit to work.  We had a department meeting at 2.  Sounded like a great treat on a hot day.  It was a huge hit, and rather refreshing.  I was a bit surprised at how much was there.  We all pigged out and I still had a good portion to bring home.  Guess what I will be taking for lunch tomorrow?  Yeap, that's right, peanut butter and jelly.  LOL  Ahhh I crack me up.  :)~  *see below*


Tomorrow should be a good day.  I have an appointment with one of my clients in Rachacha (Rochester)  me and a co-worker will leave the office about 9:30 have our meeting, do some training on our system, get lunch and head back.  Day should fly!!  Lets hope it goes as planned with no unexpected glitches.  The company we are going to has a business casual dress code, as we do, but I think a skirt will be more professional.  Don't want to over do it with a suit, besides it is to freakin hot!   With all that said, tonight after dinner I went out and cleaned my car.  OMG!!!  What an eye sore!  LOL  I had no idea how bad the back seat looked.  It's not like I'm back there :::giggle:::  but it looks good and smells nice.  I should have done it sooner after winter but I was a lazy ass.   Aaahh, it's done now.  I think over the weekend I will pull off the stickers I have supporting my boys.  They are the old logo and I definitely need to get with the program there.


Speaking of the boys, I'm getting a bit antsy with off season signings.  We still have both our co-captains unsigned and facing unrestricted free agency on July 1.  Basically what that means is they can go to any team they want.  You usually hear the company line, it's not about money, I want to stay, blah blah blah... but as soon as a team offers them 8 Million for the next 5 years that all goes out the window.  I'm not sure we can keep them at that price, not both anyway.   I am, however, hoping the GM can pull off some magic.   Keep your fingers crossed.  The change I'd like to see is a couple stud defensemen and a big offensive player that will hit.  Our speed and finesse was great during the season.  We stayed in first place the entire time, but in the playoffs we needed some bigger bodies. 


Just a little clarification on my previous entry.  It does not mean I support this war.  I'd much rather see our men and women home, but they aren't and while they are doing their job I will support them.  100%   


I'm off to bed.  Hope everyone had a great day and I wish you a wonderful Thursday.  Before I go, a little snag for all of you.  You guys rock!





Geeeeeeeze forgive the font change in the middle there.  Even tho I did those settings before adding graphics AOL decided to give that section a new look.  Go figure.  When I go to edit it is all the same and even trying to change it doesn't fix it.  GRRRRR



~ There....I've said it: "I DON'T CARE!!" ~

This may piss a few people off, and I'm sorry but I stand and applaud this women.  I got this in email. I have no idea how true it really is, I didn't look to see if it was a hoax.  I read it and thought bravo, whether it is real or not, it has a very strong message.  With the 4th coming up I thought this was a good thing to share.  It may be a bit strong for folks.... again I'm sorry. 

Message Written by a housewife from New Jersey

This is one ticked off lady.

"Are we fighting a war on terror or aren't we? Was it or
was it not started by Islamic people who brought it to our shores on
September 11, 2001

Were people all over the world, mostly Americans, not
brutally murdered that day, in downtown
Manhattan, across the Potomac

from our nation's capitol and in a field in
Pennsylvania?  Did nearly
three thousand men, women and children die a horrible, burning or
crushing death that day, or didn't they?
And I'm supposed to care that a copy of the Koran was
"desecrated" when an overworked American soldier kicked it or got it
wet?...Well, I don't. I don't care at all.

I'll start caring when Osama bin Laden turns himself in
and repents for incinerating all those innocent people on 9/11.

I'll care about the Koran when the fanatics in the
Middle East
start caring about the Holy Bible, the mere possession of
which is a crime in
Saudi Arabia

I'll care when these thugs tell the world they are sorry
for hacking off Nick Berg's head while Berg screamed through his
gurgling slashed throat.

I'll care when the cowardly so-called "insurgents" in
come out and fight like men instead of disrespecting their own
religion by hiding in mosques.

I'll care when the mindless zealots who blow themselves
up in search of nirvana care about the innocent children within range of
their suicide bombs.  I'll care when the American media stops pretending
that their First Amendment liberties are somehow derived from
international law instead of the United States Constitution's Bill of

In the meantime, when I hear a story about a brave
marine roughing up an Iraqi terrorist to obtain information, know this:
I don't care.

When I see a fuzzy photo of a pile of naked Iraqi
prisoners who have been humiliated in what amounts to a college-hazing
incident, rest assured: I don't care.

When I see a wounded terrorist get shot in the head when
he is told not to move because he might be booby-trapped, you can take
it to the bank: I don't care.

When I hear that a prisoner, who was issued a Koran and
a prayer mat, and fed "special" food that is paid for by my tax dollars,
is complaining that his holy book is being "mishandled," you can
absolutely believe in your heart of hearts: I don't care.

And oh, by the way, I've noticed that sometimes it's
spelled "Koran" and other times "Quran." Well, Jimmy Crack Corn and
--you guessed it -- I don't care ! ! ! ! !"

If you agree with this viewpoint, pass this
on......Sooner or later, it'll get to the people responsible for this
ridiculous behavior!

If you don't agree, then by all means hit the delete

Should you choose the latter, then please don't complain
when more atrocities committed by radical Muslims happen here in our
great country!
And may I add:

"Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they
made a difference in the world. But, the Marines don't have that
-- Ronald Reagan

I have another quote that I would like to add

"If we ever forget that we're One Nation Under God, then
we will be a nation gone under."
Also by.. Ronald Reagan

One last thought for the day:

"A simple way to take measure of a country is to look at
how many want in...
and how many want out."

Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for

    1. Jesus Christ
    2. The American G. I.

One died for your soul, the other for your freedom.

If you are not going to back our TROOPS then please
STAND in FRONT of them.

~ Good Morning & New Tagger ~


It is hot and sticky here at 8 am.  The sun is shining but there is a haze all over, humidity!  OMG!!  I should have taken the whole day off and hung out at my parents pool.  That sounds much better then going into the office.  When will I learn?  LOL  I need to select a couple of days to take off and enjoy some 'float' time.  Hmmmm...  maybe in the next couple of weeks.  Yeah, that's it.  I will take time off from my make believe job.  :)


I did the good morning tag the other day and liked it.  This morning, not so much.  I don't like the way the text is.  Why did I not notice it before?  ::shrugging shoulders:: either way here it is as a snag along with the lily pad girl. I guess the hot weather has me into the water graphics. 


Speaking of graphics.  I had another fake visitor a bit ago.  She is also addicted to PSP and does some great work.  She sent me this name tag as a little gift.  It's so damn cute.  Anyway, she has decided to get into the tagging arena and is offering her work.  Check her out, you won't be disappointed.  Dona at Blue Skies and Gentle Breezes.   Stop by won't you?  Check out her rules if she has any and enjoy.




Have a great day!  Off to shower and get to the Dentist.






Tuesday, June 26, 2007

~ ~


Hello!!  I couldn't think of a title, so I'm leaving it blank.  Hope everyone is doing great today.  Thanks for all the sweet comments and words of support.  For the amount of crap I get I am pretty good with ignoring it.  I know I should ignore all of it, but yesterday it just rubbed me the wrong way and I let it get to me.  Again, sorry.


Today was nuts.  Work was busy as I was trying to catch up.  I am taking a half day tomorrow to go to that fake dentist appointment.   I couldn't get my usual 'first appointment of the day' and it's at 10.  I'm a good half hour away while at work so I decided to just stay home and go in right after.  Ok, busted.  Since I'm making it all up I decided 10 would add some pizzazz :)~  In all seriousness I am going through the final stages.  I can't believe it's been 6 months.  Originally they thought it would be closer to a year, but I've healed great and they don't see the need to wait any longer.  Yeah!!  Three more appointments and I'm good to go.


Got home to a ton of mail.  I think I bit off more then I can chew (no pun intended with the dentist appointment) with all the groups I'm in.  I think I will have to dump a few, but I'm a tube/graphic whore and I hate to miss any of them.  I'd have deleted tonight but I was doing laundry so it wasn't like I was in a hurry to go any place.  I also had a ton of tag requests.  I am current with them so if by chance I missed you let me know.  It was not intentional. 


Last evening right after work I went to my parents with the make believe kids.  I have some cute shots of 'bug' but I didn't feel like playing with them tonite.  I have to figure out a way to get me out of the shots.  You know, it doesn't match the make believe picture I posted before.  LOL  Actually, I am in my swimsuit and there is NO WAY in hell I will put that up.  I have rules and boundaries.  Don't ask!  Did play with a few graphics, so feel free to snag. 


I'm off to bed.  Hope everyone had a great day and I wish you a wonderful hump day.





Ohhhhhhh I just reread this and I'm a bit sarcastic, eh?  Must be the heat.  It was 90+ today.  Yeah that's it, it's the heat.  :)~




~ Prayers and good Thoughts, Please ~


Ok, Jeannette was kind enough to send this to me after I expressed some concern.  Thank you my friend!   What is it?  It's Sheffield England.  Home of our adorable Ste and his family.  I don't know exactly how close he is to this, but it scared the shit out of me.  Guido informed me of the weather (thanks again Guido) and I've been concerned since.  Lots and lots of rain, and not sure what else.  You see, without fail, one of them is on my buddy list 24/7 and neither have been in two days.


My heart and head says they are ok but the thought of them losing anything has me sick.  The thought of them crammed in some shelter has me sad.  I don't want to give false alarms, but I ask that you whisper a prayer for them.  Ste is sporadic with updates so that is no help.  Stupid ass me never got the new phone numbers when all his changes occurred so I can't even call.  Please send good vibes.  I'm linking his journal if you want to go and leave a comment and let him know you're thinking of him.  If anyone has heard from them or seen them, please let me know.  You know me... mother hen... LOL  And ya all know how I adore him.

thanks you guys rock!


Babes............ I do hope you are ok and it's just no power or something and all is safe and sound.  Love ya!!  xxxxx


Monday, June 25, 2007

~ Country Fountain ~ Tag Offer


My apologies for my last entry, I am truly sorry for the rant.  I am fine now :)  *hugs* to you all. 

Please watch the date - tags are available for 1 weeks from posting date.

If you'd like your name on this please leave a comment.  Please make sure your email is open to receive mail from me this will save a lot of frustration and aggravation.  I know sometimes the version of AOL you may be using does not give you the save as .gif option, but you can type it in after the file name.  AIM users do not have this option as far as I can tell.  If you need me to send differently so the graphic and animation stays intact, lets talk.  Some already know to make note to attach instead.  If you need it to go to a different email address please note that. I will gladly work with you so the graphic stays as intended. 

Thank you!

PS Because of the sometimes 'glitch' with AOL alerts, if you do not receive your tag in a week please contact me via email.

~ Not Again !?! ~


Yeap, again.  The drama queen has come out of hiding.  Some may think I'm being the drama queen here with what I write, but I laughed myself into being furious.  I get home this evening to over 300 pieces of mail.  I sort through and delete spam.  I pull out what appears to be personal, then do alerts, and graphics.  So I have mail sorted and I whip through it.  Then I come across one titled 'graphics.'  New name, but I regularly get mail from new names.  I'm on several lists, in several groups, and have folks that send email instead of comment in journal.  Well, guess what.  Yeap, the troll.  This person adds and deletes names more often then I change my underwear.  And believe me I change it daily, sometimes more.  WTF is wrong with this person or persons?  Do they get bored so they feel the need?


This has been going on since Sept/Oct.  Different names, different subject matters.  Always changing and always deleted after mail is sent.  I will not shut down my mail, blocking doesn't work because of the various names, and AOL is useless when it comes to reporting so no use there...........


November - 'you make up stories about your mouth surgery to get attention.'   Oh yeah, that's it.  I think it will sound cool if I tell folks because meds I was on earlier in my life my teeth are disintegrating and have to be removed.  HELLO????????  Why in the hell would I make that up???????  Attention???  Oh paaaaaaaalease!  I could find a gazillion other things that would be just as effective to get this so called attention. 


December - 'that picture can't be you, where'd you find it?'  I surfed the net and found it on webshots, asshole!  You think if I was going to pretend to be someone else I wouldn't post some hot skinny chick?  Get a f'in clue!!!


Oh let us not forget me stealing graphics!!!


Fast forward...


March - 'your sister isn't sick, we all know you made it up.  others report they have cancer so you have to say your sister does to get attention'  You sick bastard!  Why the hell would I lie about anyone being sick, most of all my sister!! 


May - I get reported for using graphics from artists that are in a guild that require a license.  Ok, I was guilty as is 99.9% of the taggers out there.  Including the one who reported me, yet I get singled out.  Doesn't take a freakin rocket scientist to figure that out.  Let us not forget the gloating about it being done. 


I don't go away so the need arises again.  Is that what this is about?  I haven't left?


So this last one.  I made up the story about Bob the Builder and I create user names to request my own tags.   Are you f'in blind?  Do you ever make the rounds to other journals?  These are names that are all over.  A few new ones, but all visible to everyone here.  Hell, they request tags every where.  Guess we all just make 'em up.  As for 'Bob', no I have no proof.  Do you have proof it didn't happen?   Because it's not displayed in pictures it isn't true?  Hmmmmm  nice concept.......


So here I sit making up everything in my life.  I scour web sites to find pictures of folks so I can claim them as relatives or me.  How f'in amazing that I get their whole life's worth.  You can see them grow and change.   This is beyond bizarre.  I mean 'cmon there has to be something better to do.  I share things, but I make them up.  I don't share things I make them up.  Which is it? 


Yes, I know it's only a matter of time before I get blamed for everything.  How I stalk someone, steal their tags and put graffiti on them.  How I'm the big bad person in JLand.  Ya know what, F YOU!  You know the truth and I don't give a rats ass what you say.  You need to find something better to do.  I am not ashamed of my life, of me, or my family.  I will proudly display and talk about what I want to not what someone else dictates.  I'm confident and I do believe in myself.  If that bothers you, go away and just don't stop here any longer.  If I bother you so much why do you come back?  If I'm so horrible why do you find the need to come here?  Or is that it?  You wanted me to post this so you could do a rant?  


My apologies for the language



Sunday, June 24, 2007

~ Permission ~


Nancy, over at Nancyluvspix recently posted some pictures from a recent trip.  The shots are amazing, but they always are.  I commented that I would love to get my hands on them, and she agreed.  She sent me the pictures today (thanks Nancy, you rock!) and I had to do one immediately.  I do hope I didn't take away from her shot.  I just found this view gorgeous!  Stop by and see her wonderful pictures.


~ Peaceful Porch ~ Tag Offer


Please watch the date - tags are available for 1 weeks from posting date.

If you'd like your name on this please leave a comment.  Please make sure your email is open to receive mail from me this will save a lot of frustration and aggravation.  I know sometimes the version of AOL you may be using does not give you the save as .gif option, but you can type it in after the file name.  AIM users do not have this option as far as I can tell.  If you need me to send differently so the graphic and animation stays intact, lets talk.  Some already know to make note to attach instead.  If you need it to go to a different email address please note that. I will gladly work with you so the graphic stays as intended. 

Thank you!

PS Because of the sometimes 'glitch' with AOL alerts, if you do not receive your tag in a week please contact me via email.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

~ Day is Done ~



.... and what a day it was!  It started out pretty slow.  I was home alone, YEAH!  Now you all know I love my sister dearly, but I still like to have my home to myself once in awhile.  It had been me and my son for so many years and when she moved in so much changed.  Some good, some, well, you know...

nothing having to do with her really. 


So anyway it was a bit cool out but the sun was shining brightly when I finally crawled out of bed.  I made my coffee and read through journals as I sipped away on the caffeine.  I cleaned up some of my computer and was just basically messing around.  My Mom called asking me to run to the store for her.  She was going to be making strawberry and rhubarb jam, and needed a few supplies.  Of course I'd do it for her.  During the conversation she didn't seem to be in a hurry.  My Dad was off to the local park for the 'annual' baseball game and had the car.  


Since I can remember he would meet up with his childhood buddies and go to the same park they use to play sandlot at.  You may remember my entry from last year, along with picture.  I can remember going to watch, I can remember taking my son to watch.  It was always a hoot.  Well, my Dad is over 75 now and things aren't the same.  They went from actually playing a game, to hitting and catching and really not running the bases, to playing catch, to taking their supplies (ball, glove, and bat) with a few playing, to what it has become today.  They all meet up and sit at the table and talk about playing.  The number of attendees drops from year to year for various reasons.  Of course today, Don Kane had awritten excuse from his mother :::giggle::: he was in Ohio with his grandson celebrating being the #1 pick in the NHL draft.  I didn't ask my Dad who was missing this year.  It's hard to hear the sad news of some of his buddies meeting their creator, but he did have a good time. 


So Mom is not in a hurry, I fiddle and faddle.  My son calls and gets into a deep conversation with me.  One I wasn't really ready to hear.  No, he's not going to be a Daddy, but he is planning on moving out of the apartment he is in now and have his girlfriend move in.  He is in a double with 2 roommates and the other apartment has 4 guys that he knows.  After a long discussion I realized he is ready to move on with his life and actually be an adult and not pretend.  His friends are not there yet.  They want to party and have a 'flop house'.   Steve has purchased a lot of things for the apartment and doesn't want things ruined, he doesn't want to baby sit, and he surely doesn't want to be a maid.  So I asked, 'are you asking for my permission?'  It got a bit quiet and then he replied, 'Well, no.  I want your opinion.  I don't need your permission.'   LOL  He's so right.  I am just thrilled he is talking to me about it.   Really talking to me.


While I'm on the phone with him, the other line rings.  It's my Mom, 'where are you?'  Ummm.. at home.  I obviously misunderstood her.  So I hurried off the phone and got moving.  Before I could get to her house she called again.  LOL  No hurry?  Well, now she needs me to go get her and take her to the drugstore.  Ok, so we get all her running done and I spend money I didn't want to.  Kids!!  I ended up buying Gage and Bug a few things for the pool.  Hmmmm.. ok one is a float so it's for me too :)~   We have a quick dinner of burgers and salad, ending with strawberries over ice cream.  YUM!!!   Ohhhh... and Jeannette all I could think of was Steve as I grabbed my head.  ROFL!!!!


I get home and I'm doing some fooling on the PC and an orange glow started to fill my house.  I went to my back window and there it was.  A flaming ball in the sky.  I hurried to get my shoes and camera and out the door I went.  I raced to the lake to get the sun going down.  Lead foot anyone?  I didn't want to miss it.  I couldn't decide what I wanted to use, I was extremely happy with most of them.  So I played with a little collage and a little movement.   The red and oranges were amazing.  It turned the water a bit dark, but it was so wonderful to stand there taking shots.  That is except for the smell of fish!!


Bob the Builder update.... he's gone.  I drove in to work on Friday and there was no one.  Not one worker, not one truck.  Never had a one night stand before, so I guess this was my first experience.  LOL  I'll keep my eyes peeled and maybe, just maybe I will have to find all the construction sites and drive that way instead of avoiding them, eh? 


Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh and I found another tagger today.  Some of you may already know her.  I saw her work today and it's fabulous!  Brittany over at Juicy Apple Designs.  Stop by and say hello, won't you?  Her first entry has her terms/rules, please check them out too :)


Well, I've probably bored you all into slumber so I will head off and lay my weary head down.  Hope everyone's day was marvelous and I wish you all a great Sunday!




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For the first time in NHL history the number 1 draft pick is from Western New York, Buffalo to be exact.  Congratulations Patrick, an honor well deserved!  It's very exciting to hear this news.  My father is very good friends with Patrick's grandpa, and as this season rolled on and the draft got closer and closer my father, who never in his life was a fan of hockey became more interested.  Ok, so I'm sure having the Sabres do so well helped, but I honestly think watching Patrick grow is what got him.  All the chats with 'grandpa' during their weekly coffee get together. 


Though Patrick stated he would love to play in Buffalo, that wasn't going to happen through the draft.  Buffalo didn't even have a first round pick.  Chicago had number 1 and wasted no time grabbing him.  He will be playing for one of the original six teams in the league, which I find cool.  Hockey is not like football and draft picks rarely make an impact the first year.  It usually takes a few more years of development to break into the league.  Either way how exciting for him and his family.  A life long dream has come one step closer to being reality.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

~ Bob the Builder ~


LMAO!!!!   Well, going into work today was a bit interesting.  Yes, of course I was somewhat ready for my new found friend, but I was also a bit embarrassed about yesterdays duet.  As I made my way on the ramp to go near the construction area I was caught in the outside lane and could not move over.  I slowed a bit, but it wasn't going to happen.  The workers were on the other side of the road and I was in the furthest lane from them.  DAMN IT!  :::giggle:::  I scoped the workers for 'Bob the Builder', but to be honest I couldn't see him.  I had U-2 on and though it was a bit loud it was no where near the volume I had it yesterday.  I thought about cranking it a bit more to see if I could catch a head move, a glance my way, but traffic was moving at a much faster pace and I just said screw it.  Maybe tomorrow I will make an effort to get closer to the workers, but I think my experience with 'Bob' is a one morning stand.  LOL  It appears they are working around the clock, and the work is almost done.  Most likely they will be gone by Monday.  :::shrug::: oh well, it was a great experience that showed me I may be old but I'm not a wet blanket.  I do still have a silly sense of humor.  ::wink:: I will keep you posted.


The rest of the day was good, but I'm tired.  I appreciate the comments, you all had me laughing.  Thanks!  Hope everyone had a good day.







Wednesday, June 20, 2007

~ Off To Work With Bryan ~


Ok, most of you know I am a jock at heart.  What you may not know is I listen to sports talk radio when I'm driving to and from work.  I need the scoop on my boys ::grin:: and just sports in general.  Today on the way to work it was boring.  Yeah, I know it's boring to most of you all time.  Well, they were talking about crap and no insight about what is happening with signing players for next season so I turned it off.  I have a 6 disc CD player that is loaded.  With what CDs you ask?  I have no idea (well I do now), but at the time I had no idea what I had in there.  I just turned it on.  The CD that started to play was Bryan Adams.  It was about midway thru track 2.  I smiled and remembered how much that CD meant to me.  A different place a different time.  I cranked it and started to sing along.  Now mind you I cannot carry a tune to save my life and I don't pretend I can.  This morning I didn't care.  It was good music that brought back some sweet memories.  Who'd hear me anyway?


Well, the highway I need to take to get downtown has some construction going on.  Go figure!?!  Summer in this area?  It's also known as construction season!   Actually for years you had to pay a toll to drive that part of the highway.  It was suppose to be temporary and lasted a gazillion years.  Several months ago they stopped.  They are now tearing down the divider that housed the toll booths.  They are doing half at a time.  So they have the traffic merging into a few lanes to keep the cars away from the workers and the heavy equipment.  It's a nice cool morning so I'm driving with my windows open.  Enjoying the breeze, the sun, and the fresh air.  Good music that is making me 'bop' a bit in my seat and I'm singing.  Then it came on.  One of my favorite Bryan Adams songs.  I'm engulfed in memories.  Remembering a time and a person.  Traffic slows as we are merging and going by the workers.  Stop and go.  I'm not paying much attention, I'm enjoying the song.  Next thing I know I hear a deep voice singing with me.  I hadn't even realized how loud I had gotten, but let me tell you I was belting it out.  There, not to far away, is a guy singing along with me.  Our eyes lock and I can feel my face turn every shade of red imaginable.  I lower my voice and he gets louder.  I was surprised he knew the words.  It's what you might call 'a chick' song.  Maybe he sings it to his 'chick'?  He was hot.  I don't just mean sweaty hot, but built to a 't', a body you'd want to touch,  dark hair, bright blue eyes.   He smiles and gives me a wave as to say 'come on, sing'.  So there on the highway I was laughing and having fun with some gorgeous strange guy singing a chick song.  A somewhat seductive chick song.  Damn!  Where were my business cards!?!?!   LOL  What a way to start the day!  I waved and smiled as I drove past, his bright smile came back at me.  I laughed all the way in to office.  Wonder what he thought after that whole event.  As I write, I laugh again.  What CD should I play tomorrow??  I will have my business card out this time.  LMAO!!!!


So I searched You Tube to find the song.  I found a good 30 of him singing live, but the sound was horrible and I wanted you to be able to hear it.  I found the 'actual video', but I forgot how much I hated it when it first came out.  The 'action' takes away from the song in my opinion.  A bit bizarre.   This one is good.  It gives you the words and a clear version of the song.  Now you tell me, what would you make of some strange, good looking guy singing this along with you?  How embarrassed would you be?  Would you continue to sing or turn and pretend you didn't just get busted making an ass out of yourself?   Can't wait to hear what you would do.  :)~


I'm off to bed.  g'nite





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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

~ Tuesday.......... Snags ~


Well, we did get the storms that were forecasted for today.  The rain started mid afternoon with a few sprinkles here and there.  When I left for work it was coming down in buckets and dancing off the ground.  It would have done the grass better had it come down slowly but it did come down for sometime.  Around the area there are folks without power because of the wind.  My internet connection has been spotty at best.  GRRRRRRRR   I thought about a few things to write but decided to just tell you how I want to come back in my second life :)   Of course a couple snags too.

I want to live my next life backwards!

You start out dead and get that out of the way right off the bat.


Then you wake up in a nursing home feeling better every day.


You eventually get kicked out of the home for being too healthy.


You spend several years enjoying your retirement and collecting benefit checks.


Then when you start work, you get a gold watch on your first day.


You work 40 years or so, getting younger every day until pretty soon you're too young to work.


So you go to high school: play sports, date, drink, and party.


As you get even younger, you become a kid again. You go to elementary school, you play, and have no responsibilities.


In a few years you become a baby and everyone runs themselves ragged keeping you happy.


You spend your last 9 months floating peacefully in luxury, spa-like conditions: central heating, room service on tap.


Until finally....

                          You finish off as an orgasm



Hope everyone had a great day and I wish you a wonderful hump day.







~ Good Morning ~


This is what greeted me out my front window this morning.  I had to throw shorts on and run to my porch to grab a few shots.  I stood there for several minutes snapping away.  I couldn't believe how the colors changed before my eyes.  They're calling for scattered thunderstorms today and by the looks of the clouds it might just scatter by me.  No worries we need the rain.  I just hope it waits until I'm where I need to be.  I hate having to 'tip toe thru the rain drops.'  Tip toe?  Hell, I run!!


Just wanted to share my 'morning' with you.  Wishing you all a fabulous day!





Monday, June 18, 2007

~ Two Years, almost to the minute ~


I was recently asked to do a sidebar graphic for someone celebrating 3 years in JLand.  As I worked on the graphic, it dawned on me I've been here a bit too.  Two years almost to the minute (or it was when I started writing LOL).  I sat and just smiled.  When I started my journal so long ago it was to fill some newly found free time, I never thought I'd keep up with it.  I never in a million years thought anyone would be interested or care.  As it is in life it was a learning curve, with no pass or fail. 


I went from topic to topic and slowly learned to add graphics, and music.  In the beginning I rarely got a comment.  I wrote more for me then anyone, but slowly they came.  'If you build it they will come'.  I forged on and the comments grew.  I remember thinking, 'wow there are folks out there that are reading!'  It was nice, really nice.  I've met so many great folks along the way.  Ok, and yeah some not so nice, but hey it takes all kinds to make the world go 'round.  Some readers have moved on, and some are new.  Again, that learning curve.  No pass or fail.  It's a matter of taste and I understood that.  Still do.   Because of those comments I've found others, and the circle grew.  I was part of a community.  Some lurk in the shadows and read, and that's ok, but it does sadden me a bit too.  They get to know me and there is no way I will ever know them, and I'd like to.  I have no idea what brings them, but they come.  Say hi every once in a while, eh?  ::grin::


Then I had a hard time finding graphics that I wanted to use in a specific entry, so I made my own.  My journal and experience in JLand changed forever.  A new addiction, and lots of fun.  I played and played and watch the community grow and grow.  It's been great for the most part, but I can't forget the sadness either.  The heart ache, the hurt and pain.  We share it as a family.  Consoling each other, supporting in times of need, and laughing at the good things.  


It's been a ride for sure.  Two years and counting and it is still a learning curve with no pass or fail.  I thank you all for stopping by, being there for me, supporting me, smiling and laughing with me, and yes crying.  This is one helluva place!  Thank you for sharing it with me.




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Sunday, June 17, 2007

~ Magnificent ~



The day went without a hitch.  The sun came and graced us with her presence.  She blew kisses to our skin the entire day.  There was a slight breeze, but it was just enough to keep us from sweltering in the heat.  I arrived about 1:45 and as I was unloading my car, it seemed to be the perfect time as my other sisters were getting out of their cars.  My niece and her husband were already there with the kids and they were enjoying the pool.  Splashing here and there and telling the rest of us to come in the water was warm.  I walked over to the stairs and put my feet in.  Warm?  I think not!  I shivered from head to toe, though it didn't take long to feel as though I was standing in a warm bath.  It wasn't long before all the 'big' kids arrived.  In and out of the pool, playing games, and snacking on the various goodies sitting out.  The fruit kabobs were a huge hit and were gone rather quickly.  Nothing like swimming and fresh air to give you a huge appetite. 


My niece brought over a yard game Kan Jam.  Not sure if you are familiar, but it was huge hit.  It's a Frisbee game and is played somewhat like horseshoes, or Frolph (Frisbee golf), but with a garbage type can.  The can sits on the ground and is about 2 feet high.  The top is open and there is a slot in the front.  You play as a team (2 players each) and you throw the Frisbee to the 'kan'.  Your partner is across from you and can deflect the Frisbee towards the 'kan'.  If you hit the can on your own 2 points, if your partner deflects to hit it you get 1.  If you get it in the can you get 3 points, with or without help from your partner.  In the slot?  Game over.  It was a riot to watch, and everyone who played enjoyed it.  That is until my son and his girlfriend showed up.  LOL  teasing...... but she did get the Frisbee in the slot in one of their games and it caused an onslaught of teasing and jokes. 


Dinner was fabulous.  The steaks done to perfection and there was enough of everything to feed an army.  Oh wait, we are an army when we get together.  :)  Salads, veggies, potato's, bread, and of course the ice cream cake for dessert.  Everyone was hungry and there were very little left over.  It was perfect, always easy clean up when everything is gone. 


Dad had fun, though his picture above doesn't show it.  He smiled and laughed as his crew enjoyed themselves in his company, for his day.  He got some nice gifts.  I think his favorite was us all being there.  He did see my entry for him, but after we had gone.  He left a very modest comment.  Like he didn't know I was talking about him ::grin::  Silly Grumps!!   LOL why do we call him 'grumps'?  When my nephew was little he couldn't say grandpa, it came out grump.  Well, 26 years later we all still call him that.  Well, most of the time.  He is also known as Papa Pal.  Anytime he'd see Gage he would say, 'How ya doing pal?'  When Gage started talking more and more he associated that with Dad.  He has several grandpa's (Dad being the 'great') and he started calling him Papa Pal.  From the first time he said it we all knew who he meant.


Well, I'm rambling and it's late.  I have a gazillion alerts but I'm not sure my eyes will make it through them all.  I will make a valiant attempt.  If not tonight, tomorrow.  I do hope everyone had a fabulous day!  Night




~ Enjoy ~


Well, the sun is trying to peak out here.  This morning was a little gloomy and had my heart a bit heavy.  The weatherman had said it would be 80+ today with a chance of scattered rain.  Why did it have to scatter in my area?  GRRRRRR  It came down in buckets and I hoped it would end early enough that we could enjoy the pool along with good food and company.  I think ::knocking on wood:: my prayers have been answered.  There is a lovely breeze, but it's warm!  I can see the dark clouds move out and reveal bright blue skies.  Lets hope it continues!  The pavement appears dry and with the breeze and sun the grass will soon follow. 


Our contribution for the day is about ready to go.  Homemade ice cream cake and fruit kabobs with some cheese.  I will also be frying up some mushroom and onion to go along with the steak, but I will do that right before dinner.  Soggy mushrooms are not good!  I've talked to a few of my sisters already today and I know we will have way more food then what is needed.  Can you say 'stuff yourself'?  Good thing some of the gifts will be floats and such for the new pool,  we'll need them!!


I haven't heard from my son this morning.  I tried to call his cell and I bounced right into voice mail.  That could mean a number of things.  He's ignoring me LOL, he was on it, it's turned off, or his battery died.  He did say that he took his charger with him so I am thinking it's off.  What good kid would ignore their Mom's call at the crack of dawn?  ROFL!!!!  We'll have steak for him and his girlfriend in case.  If they don't show... well I will have steak again tomorrow.  Hmmmm let me think here ::weighing options::  want him, there don't.  :)  Of course I want them there, don't even think otherwise.


I was trying to come up with something for you all to say enjoy yourselves, whatever you do.  Today or any other day.  I was messing with the dolphins the other day to make a tag request but decided a snag would work.  I've been doing far to few of them lately.  I absolutely love how it came out though.  A bit different then the fritillary I've been using, eh?  Yes, feel free to snag.  Sending good wishes and good thoughts to all.   Enjoy the day to the fullest.  Time to get moving here and get the last minute things done.




~ Dad ~


Dad, What can I say?  You're a rock.  All the years of nurturing and caring.  Making sure we had what we needed and so much more.  Growing up, words were few, but they meant more then you'll ever know.  You led by example.  You showed love, strength, responsibility.  Taught right from wrong.  LOL Taught us about good TV.  Remember 'Lost in Space'?  Well, Dad, even though you didn't want us to watch it, we did.  As you pulled in the driveway we would quickly change the channel.  We saw every episode, but not once did it include the end.  We knew no one died, everyone was safe, as they appeared in the show the next day.  Ya know what?  It was a bit corny like you said.  You're so smart :) Vacations with a twist, a history lesson.  How many times did we go someplace we had learned about in school?  The fun trips to the ocean and the mountains.  They say strength comes in numbers, maybe having seven children gave you that strength.  Maybe it drained you, but you never once showed it.  Your humor and faith has rubbed off on each of us in some special way.  Though the last few years have taken a toll health wise, you've not missed a beat.  Your steps may be a bit slower, but some how, some way, you keep up.  You enjoy life to the fullest and have taught us all, do not succumb.  Though you may not be able to get that top off the jar like you use to, you are still the strongest person in the world.  Better then Superman!  Love you Dad!  Happy Father's Day!!  May your day be as special as you.




Happy Father's Day to all you wonderful Dad's out there too!

Saturday, June 16, 2007

~ Good Day ~


I really didn't do much of anything today.  Normal Saturday chores and then some.  I was up late last night as I couldn't sleep.  Nothing bad, I just think I was wound up from the crazy week.  I suppose a nap after dinner didn't help.  I didn't mean to fall asleep but my eyes just closed and that was it. 


If it walks like a duck......  well it should be a duck then.  LOL  Unfortunately there was some changes at work and the good sport didn't get to dress up at the office.  She had to wait until 5 and then several co-workers were all walking across the street for happy hour.  She had to be in her full get up for the walk.  I debated on going, but I wouldn't have made it.   One drink and I'd have been sleeping at the bar.  I called it quits at my normal 4:30 and headed home.  I'm not sure if anyone got pictures, but rest assured if there are some I will get copies.  I do know one of the crafty girls at work made make shift wings out of feathers.  I got a peak at them while in the bag. 


I stopped at a pizzeria to get a couple slices and while I waited for my order there was an older guy talking and giving orders to some of the other workers.  Seemed nice enough, smart enough.  Well dressed, in charge.  Manager?  Maybe....... I watched him as he stood off to the side to make pizza boxes.  He folded and attached the corners in a flash.  It was the next part that confused me.  He reached for the little paper you find under your pizza, to insert it in the already made box.  It was for a smaller box, he walked around the corner and reached high on a shelf to get some.  Some?  He grabbed one.  Went back to the box and put it in.  Folded the next box.  Again, grabbed the paper from the stack nearby, wrong size.  He walked around the corner and grabbed one more. Yes I said one.  He did this at least four times before he grabbed a stack and put them on the table he was working on.  Ummmmmm........ manager material???  YIKES!!  Ok so it's a pizzeria, but 'cmon... some of them make good $$$$


Ohhhhhhhhhhhh some news to share!!  My son and his girlfriend went on their vacation to the amusement park this weekend.  They left Friday morning and got there in great time.  He called to tell me they got there safe.  He also told me he in fact got his girlfriend a ring.  Not an engagement ring, but a ring.  From the sounds of it, it's a blue sapphire.  He and I talked about it a few weeks back, but he never did say yah or nah.  Well, it's yah.  He gave it to her Thursday before they left and of course it didn't fit so they left it home so she didn't lose it.  She was squealing a bit in the background as he told me.  'I love it.  It's beautiful.  Can't wait to show you.  I wish I could have worn it here.'   I knew he really liked her, and that confirms it :)  I like her too!  He called again today full of excitement.  They are having the time of their lives.  Visiting all the nearby parks and attractions.  A full day today and they will head back home tomorrow.  They aren't sure if they will be checking out and coming right home or if they'll check out and visit another attraction.  He'll play it by ear.


Tomorrow we will all go to my parents.  Cook steak on the grill, potato salad, homemade German potato salad (my sister Marge makes the best!), regular salad, bread, snacks for sure.  You name it and I'm sure it will be there.  The past few years we've spent it at my other sisters, but it is suppose to be 88 tomorrow.  It will be better for my Dad to get in his own pool.  Not sure if I mentioned it before, but the ladder on the above ground is a bit difficult for him.  It will be a blast I'm sure and I will grab a few pictures. 


I didn't do any Father Day graphics, no spunk or spirit for it.  Watching my back at every step has put a damper on the quantity of snags, sorry.  The sunset picture I used for the opening is a picture Steph took while out on the boat last weekend.  I just loved it and had to do something.  The one's below are snags.... Hope everyone had a great Saturday and I wish you all a great Sunday..... Happy Father's Day to those it applies to.  Night