Thursday, November 30, 2006
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Without any paperwork, Grandpa started getting a $500 check every month. So Grandpa and Grandma started cashing them.
It turns out the government made a mistake with the address; the checks were intended for another person with the same name.
Grandpa then received a notice that he had to pay back $6,000. Visibly upset, he complained to his grandson, an accountant.
His grandson asked: "Grandpa, didn't you wonder why you were receiving checks for doing absolutely nothing?"
Grandpa answered: "I just assumed the Democrats were back in power.
OK GOOD NEWS for a change. The bone scan mom had on Monday said the cancer had not spread to her bones. The minute I heard, I stopped and Thanked God for this miracle. The First scan they did suggested it was in her rib cage under the breast. Thank you Jesus!!!!!!
Thank you ALL for your prayers. They are working.
I felt like I had been hit by a mack truck yesterday afternoon. I was at school late, then stuck in traffic for 40 minutes, went to my regular nail salon, the girl I like was booked. I left went to a different on closer to my house but not before I waited 15 minutes in line at Walgreens for prescriptions, I gave up and went home. It was 8:00 by then.
Greg called and we chatted for a bit. He's off today, but taking his mom to the doc. She's been sick for a few days and like with me she has High blood pressure, so you are so limited as to what over the counter drugs you can take decongestant wise. Well, he asked if we could reschedule dinner and a movie for Saturday. I was actually kinda bummed. I mean I like what I know so far....He's 32, he's been divorced for 2 yrs and has sole custody of his daughter. He spent almost 4 yrs in the Navy. He's taken 2-3 yrs in college including Penn state while in the Navy. He bounced around on areas of concentration...He said he's got enough credits to minor in History or English and considered teaching. Hmmm, he's definately a people person. He plays clarinet, sax, guitar and drums.... (Again I like my music men). He' s Christian. He's not much of a church go-er but he definately believes. His family is important to him it shows. Hmmm, see why I am kinda bummed about this evening??????
K, gotta make copies~ grrrrr
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Well, I survived Monday. Amen.
Our after school meeting yesterday was hosted by 2 of the gym teachers. They decided that ALL of the faculty would be doing Tae Bo in the gym after school yesterday. Now some of these teachers have been teaching for 28+ years...CAn you imagine the possibilities?? The postivie aspect was the teacher here I think is a GREAT GUY...(married--so totally off limits) was in the line in front of me~ I was able to capture every wiggle. hehehehe
Second, I found a couple of Hope stories on line yesterday, printed them and mailed them to mom. Her doc is supposed to be calling with test results within 48 hours of yesterday morning. Please Lord, do not let it have spread to the bones. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE
Third, I went by the Hardware store yesterday after work meetings and running by my aunts (she was having a GUMBO party- she got some good stuff while in Louisiana and brought it back Sat). His name is Greg. He's a perfect size guy. He's 6'4, brown hair, and piercing blue eyes. I went in with the excuse to get a key made...well, mom took my extra one when she was here a month ago...and he and I started talking on line about a month ago. He made it for me for free. He's a very likeable fella. We chatted for a bit, he handles contract sales for for the hardware store. He has a 4 yr old daughter. He's 4 yrs younger than I am. He's divorced and has been for 2 years. He has sole custody of his daughter. He is also a musician. (I have always had a weak spot for rock and rollers) Well we hung out for about 1/2 hour, yep he needed that cigarette (ugh--and I'm a former smoker)...But we'll see what I can do about that.
As I was leaving he reached over hugged me and kissed me on the cheek. It was actually kinda sweet. I was pleased. We are having dinner Wed at a local mexican place so we can get better acquainted. I can hope......
Alrighty, a conference with a parent calls and papers need grading and my desk needs organizing.
5 questions: I know the few readers that I have (I love ya for coming back to read me!!!) most of you are married. But for a moment pretend that you are back in the dating world and tell me what questions or key elements are most important to you in a mate....
The stuff that comes to mind for me are: education, financial security ( not being rich, but being able to pay your bills with out collection people chasing you down the street-with me working in Real Estate for 5 yrs, I know what bad credit can do to you and what it can cost you) and of course common interests...anyway
WHAT WOULD BE YOUR 5 questions to ask on a first date?????
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Need an idea for how to kick off the festivities with flair? Try this creamy and delicious veggie dip, but move quickly to get your taste -- it'll be gone before you know it.
1 box frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry (or 1 cup chopped fresh spinach)
1 (14-ounce) can quartered artichoke hearts, chopped
1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 package cream cheese, softened
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/8 cup dry bread crumbs
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/8 teaspoon pepper
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Combine all of the ingredients and place in a baking dish. Bake for approximately 15 to 20 minutes and serve with crackers.
Have I mentioned I HATE MONDAYS??? ALL we have are meeting all freaking day. We meet during our planning period. Then have kids from 10-4 then meet again for some BS stuff from 4-5.....(no we are not paid for that time frame) MEOW~
Wahoo~ my team leader just came in and said our GRADE level meeting had been cancelled this week. Can I hear an AMEN????
I might ....might....go by a local hardware store after work and our AFTERNOON meeting in the Gym...and check out a guy I've been talking to on line for a month or so...He doesn't have all the qualities I want (like he's a smoker) but he seems like if nothing else we could be friends. Yep, I can dream hence I KEEP POSTING my Ronnie Dunn pictures......
Well, I stayed in all day. I didn't even unpack my suitcase. I just fed kitties, threw away junk mail, read the paper, caught up on reading my emails....
Iwatched a little tv. I cried and cried like every two hours. I feel so helpless. I mean, I want to just hold my mom and make all of her fears and worries just disappear. I'm scared, but don't want to add to her dilemma. I did more research on line today about a few of the doctors that she has seen in the last two weeks. I also looked up the doc she is meeting with this week. He's a general surgeon and that makes me nervous. I want the VERY BEST MOST EXPERIENCED guy or gal for the job. I researched cancer centers of America and MD Anderson Cancer center in Houston. One of the docs in New Orleans had a lawsuit about 6 yrs ago. He performed Gall bladder surgery and she wasn't satisfied with her results. It was 15 pages worth of legal jargon...he was found to have completed his job without any type of negligence. It just makes you suspicious.
I sent my dad about 10 links and called mom with info I found. She is not what you call computer literate...so I have to hope he'll open and print stuff for her. Again, he is NOT a warm and fuzzy kinda guy. That makes me sad for her. I mean Hell I'm not the one this is happening directly too, but what I would give for a man to just hold me right now.
I am so scared.
Saturday, November 25, 2006
Happy belated Thanksgiving. A HUGE Thank you to all of our military folks allowing us our freedom and time to be with our families.
"ONLY IN AMERICA" (Where we dream as big as we want too.....)
Monday, November 20, 2006
Totally how I feel these last
I am going home to see mom today as soon as I can get away from work. The LA dept head is covering my last class. I need to get on the road.
Auntie is coming~ she is as upset about mom as I am. After all they are sisters. I PRAY to God that this is not our last Thanksgiving together.
Please love on, hug on, and let the ones that are special to you, know that over the next few days. THEY NEED TO KNOW YOU HOLD THEM CLOSE IN YOUR HEART, AND THAT YOUR LIFE IS BETTER FOR HAVING THEM SHARE PIECES OF IT.
I will get to see my kitties at mom and dads. I'll throw in a little cajun flavors, and I bought a blow up bed. Since my aunt is going she will sleep in my old room, hence Rebecca gets the OLD PULL OUT SOFA...ummm no. I went to wally world and spent 100 bucks. I figured when mom has surgery, and auntie and I are both there, it will come in handy then too. I hope it's comfy.
Sunday, November 19, 2006
There were lots of festivities here in GA this weekend. SOme surrounding the (soldiers in general) and those at Ft. BEnning. (which is about 8 minutes from me)..otheres were protesters of the war and fighting in general. I personally would like to see up pull out of Iraq. I do think we should do it in a s-l-o-w manner. I would rather see those troops in New Orleans rebuilding. After all these are OUR PEOPLE---IN THIS NATION.
Did anyone watch Comic Relief last night? I was up watching. Bits and pieces were in N.O. The cause was to help Katrina victims in LA and Misss that have been devastated.
I got up and went and had a pedicure! I needed to treat myself....couldn't afford the pedi and mani....so the feeted were rubbed well! I also had lunch with T today and gased up...2.19 here = ( . I also picked up a couple of gift boxes and bags for Christmas. I was hoping to find a gift or two for my aunt. I am getting mom and maid for a few moths. I may try to meet some while I am home over Christmas---depending on her surgery date. It will give her a break from a few or life's CHORES...My aunt said she would match me. SO I f I can pay for 3 months she would do the same. I think Mom will be thrilled! I'd rather find someone independant rather than a chain. Wish me luck.
I talked to John for 2 hrs last night. That was actually kinda nice. I'm not sure what I am thinking today....he just syas he's unhappily married. I WILL not tell him to leave her. I WILL NOT be responsible for that break up.
No other news here~ Again thank you for the prayers.
Saturday, November 18, 2006
I am going to lunch with my buddy T. I need to get my mind off of all of the thoughts scrambled up in my head. I will just keep praying . Thank you for all of your well wishes, hugs, and prayers. They really are appreciated!
Thursday, November 16, 2006
OK. Mom just called. It's cancer. They have her going to do a total body scan next Tuesday to check for other growths. It is the size of your fingers put together excluding your palm.
DOc will let her know if she is having Chemo before or after the surgery. I feel devastated. She is trying so hard to be strong. I know she feels alone. I am going home next week even if for a couple of days. I need to be there for her, even if I am still on crutches with this damn ankle.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PRAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Wednesday, November 15, 2006
1 Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
Well, I just broke down to one of my co workers. She came in my room to ask about my Thanksgiving plans and I just burst into tears. (My parents were supposed to come up here) My aunt asked me to stop by her place yesterday after work. I stayed in the car cause these crutches are killing me and my arms n chest. I am using muscles I never knew I had. I was in more pain I think from them than my foot yesterday. The Doc gave me a shot yesterday that he gives to arthritis patients for inflammation and swelling.
Ok. My aunt said I talked to your mom after her doc appt this afternoon. She had a cyst in her breast that had filled with fluid. She had it drained about 2 weeks ago. Well, yesterday the doctor told her it looked suspicious and wants her to see a surgeon and an oncologist this week. OMG~ she's my mom. I mean, this can't be happening to MY MOM. Last night, all I could do was research on line for doctors in New Orleans and Cancer centers for women and Doctors records/lawsuits/complaints. I mean for the first time in my life I think I really dealt with the possibilty of death. Driving from my her house to mine.....in tears..all I wanted was to be held. I almost called my gay friend, (he would have come over) but it wouldn't have been the same. I miss John and feel like I need him right now.
If I keep typing I am going to start crying again, and I just can't do that at work again today. I get kids in a few minutes.
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Monday, November 13, 2006
Ok well, I made it to school.....to my classes...to my afterschool meeting and well, here~ HOME! However, a neighbor took my picture when I got home and well YOU SEE HOW I AM FEELING!!!!!
I can't take Vicodin at school, I'd pass out during my classes. So TYLENOL was my fiend today. I think I will pick up some aleve for tomorrow. A few of my kids were WONDERFUL...running errands and carrying stuff for me. One of my favorite boys (my VERY BEST reader) actually carried my purse proudly to our faculty meeting. Bless his sweet heart!
AT least this happened while I am in the middle of a novel for 3 of my classes. The other 2 classes will be working out of a workbook ALL WEEK.... Burger King is my dinner tonight. I am not standing up anymore than I absolutely have too.
Credit card info....What is the lowest APR you are offered on an existing card? Mine is 3.9% with Capital one...anybody out there got anything lower??
Posted by Meow Meow at 5:42 PM
Sunday, November 12, 2006
Well, I slept pretty well last night thank you Vicodin. When I was walking around at the show I felt something *POP* in my left foot. Yes, I said OUCH and started to limp right away. I know B thought I was crazy, but going to urgent care yesterday, the doc asked my thoughts. I told him I would have guessed it felt like a bllod vessel popped. (It sounds weird cause I've never even considered it) well after 2 x-rays doc said he didn't see any broken bones, but after examining my foot, he thinks I tore a tendon. He put me on crutches (like I can move around with all my students) Can I say CRAP O LA? Well, if The swelling isn't better in 3 or 4 days he wants my primary care doc to do am MRI. I have to go to work...Just not sure how happy I will be with meeting all over the place~ You never realize how lucky you are to walk until you realize you can't.
He's singing the song HE WROTE that got 15 nominations this year, including Christian single of the Year "I BELIEVE" The stage was covered in crosses. I wish this pic was clear!!!
"NEON MOON" I think My favorite tune by them....
HE joked during the show that he thought his belt buckle was big enough to use as a salad plate....I could get raunchy, but for my prudish readers, I'll refrain. (It's the vicodin talking)
I'm turning the comments off on this one BECAUSE Barn Goddess was the only one to comment on yesterdays post~ SO if you wanna say something, you gotta scroll down and see those pics too!!!
Saturday, November 11, 2006
We met a couple that sat next to us, she bought her tix on Ebay and paid twice the face value. They drove from Pensacola just for the show. I said I UNDERSTAND. Ends up she's a teacher too. WE swapped emails and just may meet up again for another one of their shows ...
I think it's pretty cool, I was so close to catch a pic of sweat rolling down his cheek. (Kix Brooks that is)
I am happy with about 50 of the pics I took out of 200~
Alrighty, well in conclusion.....Kodak easy share is giving me fits trying to order prints online. Normally, I would go to Wally world and print them myself...BUT during the concert last night I TORE a tendon in my foot. I'll tell ya more tomorrow. Now, I have meds to take and a bed calling my name.
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Those blue eyes and cheek bones.....and tight butt! Hehehehe....
Well one more day and I am off for 3 days!!! This pic can explain how I feel~
The dog actually reminds me of Dawn's doggie in New Orleans. She named him wrinkles..appropriate don't you think?
I love this pic of Ronnie smiling!!! I want to bear his children~ Can anyone arrange that for me??? Just in case you don't know...he's the one on the right! With the full go-tee.
I just hung up with the Ampitheater in ATlanta and the seats I have are 4th row on Ronnies side isle...center stage. I COULD SCREAM.
Ok look readers, there is not much in my life these days that excites me, but being that close to him and having him sing with that soothing voice..I could just melt....or as some of my kids at school say "You gonna melt like BUTTER~ "
Posted by Meow Meow at 7:53 PM
OK...well the Dem's got the majority that they wanted. I am a bit disappointed.... But the Gov I voted for got in, unfortunately, the mayor I voted for did not. He seems like a decent man, but he is limited in his education and experience. I was up late watching election results. So SLEEPY today~~~
I have Admin detention here today, which means I stay after school an extra hour---BAh Hum Bug!
Questions I would like answered....
1.) Favorite shampoo, conditioner and hairspray
2.) Favorite lotion
3.) Favorite recipe
4.) Favorite detergent for laundry
5.) Favorite gift to give at Christmas (or best gift you were given--family or friend)
Posted by Meow Meow at 9:57 AM
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Well, the day is here...I will be so glad not to see all of the CRUMMY political ads ALL over every station I seem to watch (except Lifetime Movie Network). I really hope voters make a positive impact today. I want to see Republicans keep their house majority. I know Bush has made some mistakes, but Democrats just don't seem to get the idea of correctly managing funds. Yes, we need some help with Health care, the Elderly need some tax breaks but so do the working middle class. Yes, we need to get out of Iraq, but we can't just hop on the next plane--- that would mean the solders that did lose their lives over there did it for nothing. We have to be able to pull out in a timely manner and leaving Iraq better than when we got there. They have the right to a democracy too. On the flip side I was upset on how we could send SOOOO many troops over there and HELLO in our own country let the victims of Hurricane Katrina be left to fend for themselves. I have been home several times since the devastation and in August there were still FEMA trailers ALL OVER. If we had military help to rebuild ----the city could move on and get rid of the debris, bring families home, open the family business again and "Let the Good times Roll again" in the City that care forgot.
One more note, I watched CMA awards last night and I was disappointed in how faith Hill handled herself when she didn't get the award and Carrie Underwood did! She has an incredible hubby to go home too, 3 adorable girls, and more awards and money than all of Georgia combined. The face and gasp she made was simply unnecessary.
Posted by Meow Meow at 8:55 AM
Monday, November 06, 2006
Ok, I posted yesterday how much I miss my single friends~ and the day before I told you about my bummer of a Saturday....
I failed to leave out that Dawn one of my oldest friends at home just announced that she is engaged! I am thrilled for her. She wants me in the wedding, of course I said yes. This is wedding # 6 for me as either Maid of Honor or Bridesmaid. I'm happy to do it, but feel like ---or should I say---
I KEEP asking God when is it my turn???
Okay well the icing on the cake was today. Not one, two, three BUT FOUR co-workers read the paper yesterday and found a wedding announcement for the other Rebecca (same last name) that lives in my town is newly engaged. I mean people who rarely seek me out and find me at work ask me this TODAY. I feel like SCREAMING bloody murder.
Posted by Meow Meow at 5:02 PM
Sunday, November 05, 2006
Can I tell you how much I miss having just one single girlfriend! I have a few in Louisiana, but NO ONE near me here. I feel really sad.
Posted by Meow Meow at 3:42 PM
Saturday, November 04, 2006
Ok. I'm home. My day was well relaxing and yet FRUSTRATING! I am just getting in. I drove to Dothan Alabama today. I went for two reasons. One was to see Jim a guy I used to date~ we met on line 5 yrs ago, right after I moved to Ga. We dated about 8 or 9 months. We both kinda decided that a 100 mile drive was tough on both of us. We have remained friends and talk a few times a month. Well, another guy started to email me on line that lives in Dothan. How strange is it thst he dated Jim's ex-girlfriend. (Freakishly small world)?????? Insert your comments here.
Well Jim and I had mexican for lunch. Well, the annual PEANUT festival is happening in Dothan. Jim's business has a boooth there. He deals with lumber. Anyway, he needed to get to the fest and I was going to meet up with 'A' for the first time. We say our goodbye's and I hop in my car....my car won't start!!! SCREAM!!!!!!!!!!!! I just had my 60,000 mile check up with the Honda dealership 2 weeks ago. Well, Jim and I chase around town to find jumper cables---no neither one of us had any..(I do now--after buying them today ) I had to call "A" back and tell him, I would be late. Umm, this doesn't sound so wondeful, Hi. Let's meet but wait my car is broken down...Jim jjumped it, I drove to Walmart and got in line for service. I just broke down with the girl that waited on me. She asked so how is your day? Well, i let loose. I told her how Jim was an Ex. How he checked out this guy I am supposed to be meeting from on line. How he works for one of the local radio stations and announces football games in the area. Plus he teaches at the local highschool and college. Well, she's laughing her ass off at me for all of the turmoil I am feeling. Well, "A" gets out of his car and I see him in the rear view mirror, she starts describing his car--I get a look at him and was bummed. I sound so shallow~ He just wasn't what I was hoping for from the pics that I saw. ~ She wishes me luck and says it will be about 2 hrs before my car is ready. So I go with him, so he can eat lunch. He felt uncomfy meeting me and J for lunch. Well, he's SUPER sweet. I mean really a nice guy. I just couldn't see kissing him. We talked a couple of hours.
I asked him to bring me back to my car. I stopped at the mall and picked up a couple of presents for mom and auntie and Linda.
My drive home was simply beautiful. Dothan is about 80 miles north of Panama City ,Fla. The sun was setting, all I could see was Fall foilage, lakes, bails of hay, cotton fields and John Deere equipment. The sky was extraordinary. I love the wide open spaces. I really do want a few acres of land and someone special to share it with. Why do I have to be so DAMN picky??????
Posted by Meow Meow at 9:05 PM