Wednesday, September 27, 2006

They're at it again!

Darn those nasty fairies. They are at it again. Remember awhile back when I talked about how the fairies stole my diamond ring, and kept it for months? Well one of the little darlings came back for a visit this morning. My check cashing card was missing. I realized it when I saw my grandson playing with my wallet. He brought me a couple of cards out of it and handed them to me. Oh thank you I said..Let's go put these in grandma's purse. As I was putting them away I noticed my MVP Food Lion grocery store card, and my VISA check cashing card were gone. Hmmm I thought. I searched the wallet and no cards. I looked all around on the floor where the baby had been playing. No cards. I started to panic..Oh my gosh I thought. When was the last time I used the VISA.. Day before yesterday at the food lion I remembered. Oh no I thought, I lost it there. It would make sense because the grocery card was gone too. I did a double check on everything and then called the store. I knew I had scanned the card myself, so I knew the girl didn't keep it, but I thought maybe I had dropped it. Nope she said..No card has been turned in here. Damn I thought, where is that card. By now I'd tearing the house apart. Looking in laundry, digging in trash, under the couch. Even on the computer desk (shudder!) No card. Finally I realized oh great. Now I'm running late for work, and I still have to call the bank. I reached for the phone to call work first and something caught my eye sticking out from under the edge of the refrigerator....There smiling up at me was my VISA. I dug under the edge deeper and you guessed it, there was the grocery card. Darn those fairies. I know they did it. The grandson never went into the kitchen. It had to be them. If they were hungry I would have gladly sat out some cookies. They didn't need to try and go shop themselves! I wonder what the clerk woudl have done if a fairy came in carrying my card. Whew, I'm glad they didn't take my ID..I would have had a hard time explaining that one the next time I shopped.

Ok, now I'm officially running late. I am suppose to be at work in 20 minutes, and I still have to get dressed. Good thing I only work five minutes away..

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And The Winner Is

well the vote is in and my husband and I have decided when we get a dog that it is going to be a pug..We want a fawn color female. They are selling for about 6 hundred here..I am much to they cost in your part of the country (world) Anyone know? Does anyone breed pugs..I need a dog for about half of what they want here..Please..Anyone?


Tuesday, September 26, 2006


I had intended to fill everyone in on my weekend, but I have a lot on my mind right now. I'm ok, just some family stuff going on that I have been dealing with. I may post about it later, but right now it is giving me a headache, and I don't want to deal with it in blog land yet.. Instead I thought I would share a fun story of a dog and something that happened when I was a teenager. Life was simple then, and its a fun memory

When I was a teenager my best friend Joyce use to hang outa lot at the Navy base close to us. Young sailors were always trying to pick up the neighborhood girls and one day a couple of guys called her house. One guy was really being a pest and even when Joyce told him she had a boyfriend he kept trying to get a date. Finally she told him she had a sister. Oh he said...Yes she said. She is really cute. She has big brown eyes and long red-hair. I think you will really like her. Oh, cool he says. What is her name. Oh we just call her Cinnamon she tells him. Come on over she says. Well here we are a bunch of us girls sitting in the living room when the door bell rings. Her mom who had been in the other room goes down to the door. There stands a young man who says. HI I'm here to see Cinnamon. Without batting an eyelash, her mom calls. Here Cinnamon and down the stairs runs there Cocker Spaniel. I still remember the look on his face. I don't know what happened to him but It was one of the funniest, yet meanest things we ever did... Woof *grin*


Sunday, September 24, 2006

Mabon Photos


Here are a few photos I managed to take today. Several people did have cameras today. Much to my surprise. I love the one of the ladies in the hat. I don't know who the person in the middle is so I inked her face out.

I had an entire post written about my day but for some reason when I hit publish it vanished. I am to tired to re-write it today, so I will fill everyone in tomorrow..

Night all

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Saturday, September 23, 2006

Happy Mabon/Fall Equnox

Happy Mabon/Fall Equnox I hope you all have a day filled with blessings. I am heading out to celebrate with friends. We have our local Pagan Pride Day here today. So I will visit with people I haven't seen in a long time. We also have food, crafts, belly dancing and lots of fun, later in the day we will have ritual and drumming. Sorry I probably won't be posting photos, our community is very private and we are usually asked not to photograph at events. To many people are still in the closet, so we respect each other's privacy. I will post later and tell you all the day. I am looking forward to it.
And so the wheel turns...

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Friday, September 22, 2006

A great link

I read a lot of blogs and really enjoy some excellent post on a daily basis. Recently I ran across this person .blogickal/. It may not be for everyone because it is a Pagan blog, but for those of you who are interested in this type of thing be sure and check them out. She has posted some excellent information on tomorrow's Solar Eclipse and New Moon.


Boobie-thon starts Sunday Oct 1st

The fifth annual blogger "Boobie-Thon" launches on Sunday, October 1, 2006


The donations recieved from this will go to the Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation.

I participated last year and plan on joining in again this year..

Please check this out and help a wonderful cause


Say Cbeese

Gosh the things we do for family lol..My sister said I should have used a better photo of her for our "sister" shot..So I dug this one up, it was taken early this summer


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Wednesday, September 20, 2006


In case anyone is wondering if my sister Michelle A Little Bit Of This and A Little Bit of That and I look like I thought I would post a photo..

Oh did you expect something more recent..Ok, here ya go.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Like Mother Like Daughter

I have a photo of myself which I will not post here due to the fact that I was wearing a night gown and my boobs were hanging out at the time, but it is a fun shot of me riding my broom (shown here..the broom not the boobs) I was also wearing a pointed hat with feathers.

I use to wonder where I get such strange ideas until I take a look at my mom. This is her out in the yard this past weekend.

Yes that is a tree branch between her legs, and a cap on her head. She was playing with my grandson. She was using the branch as a horse..Getty up horsey...

Uh lest we know where my craziness comes from *grin*

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Apple Cinnamon Cake...A Recipe for Mabon

Mabon...or the fall equinox is coming up on Saturday. So as the wheel of the year turns from summer into fall, so do our thoughts and if you are like me your cooking habits. During the summer months I tend to cook lightly, mostly things that are quick and easy. I don't do a lot of baking or make anything special. Once fall arrives my thoughts tend to go more for heavy meals. I keep more sweets around and try and bake for the holidays.

I have a wonderful Celtic cookbook and the following recipe is in it. Right now is the best time of year to find apples, so this sounds yummy. I hope you enjoy it.

Apple Cinnamon Cake

2 eggs

1 plus 1/2 cup sugar

1/3 cup cream

1 stick butter softened

Pinch of salt

1 apple, peeled, cored, and grated

1 1/2 cups flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground cinnamon

4 medium-sized cooking apples, peeled, cored and sliced

Beat the eggs with 1 cup of the sugar. Combine cream, butter, and salt in a small saucepan. Heat until near boiling. Remove and immediately pour onto the egg mixture. Fold in grated apple, flour, baking powder, and cinnamon. Pour the batter into a greased 9 by 9 inch baking pan. Arrange the apple slices on top and sprinkle with the remaining sugar. Bake for about 20 minutes at 400 degrees, or until cake is firm to the touch. Serve warm

*Note: Cinnamon can be used in spells to attract love or increase sexual prowess. It increases clairvoyant abilites and can be used in protection spells. Orgininally this cake would have been baked in a pot beside the hearth, but for practicality you can use your oven.


Monday, September 18, 2006

Freaky Day

I had a customer come in today asking for advice on muzzles. She explained that they had recently moved and now both of her dogs bark in the house. She said neither of them ever barked before. She said they are especially bad at night. I ask her if they were hearing a neighbor or perhaps another dog. No, nothing she said. She went on to explain that she can go to a friends house and they are fine. She said even if she brings the dogs into the room with her they bark..Weird I said, yea it is spooky she says. I said maybe you have a ghost and laughed. She looks at me seriously and says. I thought that too. She said these dogs are seeing something she doesn't see. We continued to talk a minute or two about the possibility of that, and I suggested she sage the house. I rang her up and she left. No sooner had she got out the door I got an over whelming chill, and became very uneasy. Ok, I know I am into all this witchy stuff. I am sure I have an over active imagination, and Halloween is just a month away, but I don't usually scare easy so I surprised myself by having this reaction. I went to the ladies room and by the time I got there I felt like I was having a mini panic attack. I was definitely feeling something strange. I immediately ran water over my hands and arms, and stood there for a few minutes letting it run. One of the first books I ever read on negative energies talked about doing this as a way of releasing the energy. It seemed to work because I was fine after that..Weird huh..

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Sunday, September 17, 2006

The Last One

The last rose of summer....It looks a little sad doesn't it.

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Caught in the act

My sister Michelle ...A little bit of this, a little bit of in makeup. She loves make up and has wanted to wear it ever since she was big enough to stand on a chair and look in the mirror...When my daughter was born Michelle was ten years old. She used her niece for a model for her make up. So of course my daughter has loved make up all her life..She knows her Aunt keeps box after box full....Today she got caught in the act sneaking into Michelles room and looking at it..

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Ok, so now I know where my daughter gets it from. she is crazy like me.

A couple of days ago when we were at court the sperm donor (grandson's dad) slipped up and told me the name of the apt. complex he was planning on moving into. By law he was suppose to inform the courts of any address change. So far he hasn't done that because he is lying to my daughter and told her he is "planning" on moving, when in fact he already has.

Anyway as I was saying he slipped up and told me the name of the complex so of course I told my daughter. That same night after work she took a ride down his street (where his parents live and he is suppose to be living) His car was not there and it was the middle of the night. So she decided to go over to the apt complex and sure enough there sat his car. She said she was pissed. Out of the car she jumps and goes into the building closest to where the car is parked. No names on the doors so back to her car she goes. She finds a piece of paper, and writes him a nasty note. Telling him off and sticks it on the windshield...She told me about it the next morning. I tried not to smile because it would only encourage her, but I can see me doing something like that..Only slashed tires would probably have been part of my plan..

Yep she is mine..

Anyway if this isn't bad enough then last night she didn't have to work. My son came by for awhile and both my kids were over here. When my son left to go home, my daughter and I decided to go to Taco Bell..Now I can't help it if it is on the same block as the sperm donors apartment complex can I....Yep you guessed it. We drove by. The car was still there. Almost as soon as we pulled in I spotted a stray kitten in the parking lot. Now if you have been reading this blog for awhile you already know me and kittens. So out of the car we jump, it was drizzling rain and we were trying to be quiet so we didn't get caught snooping..We didn't see the donor, or catch the cat...but gave me something to blog about *giggle*

Like I said she is mine...

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My Day In Photographs

We spent the afternoon at my moms house...That is her out in the yard with my grandson. I am not sure who had the most fun, him or her. On the way home we stopped near the Hampton Roads Bridge and tunnel and took some photos. Yes those are aircraft carriers you see. Norfolk Naval base was just across the water from where we parked. It was a beautiful day and we had a nice time. Be sure and click on the photos for a larger view


Wheel Of The Year (Sept)

Wow where has this month gone? I can't believe it is more than half over and I am just now taking photos. I really had hoped to get the exact same shot, a month apart but it hasn't worked out that way. Oh well, at lest I can look back and see the changes throughout the year. We haven't had much fall weather here yet. Warm weather usually holds on at lest until Nov. Regardless the wheel is turning and next week I will celebrate Mabon, better known as The fall or autumn equinox . It is also our local pagan pride day next Saturday and we plan to attend. There are usually some crafters there. Food and a ritual. I haven't been to one in a long time and I am looking forward to it. The fall is my favorite time of year, and I will be doing my decorating in the house soon.



I still haven't cleaned off my patio


They still haven't busted up the cement from the old laundry room

the log still hasn't been movedThe leaves are still green


Saturday, September 16, 2006

Just Another Saturday Morning

Ok now try and picture all of this and you will see why I am so crazy lol.

I woke up today to the sound of my grandson fussing from his crib. Usually I get up first and wake him up, but he beat me awake this morning. I looked at the clock and realized I needed to be at work in forty five minutes so I jumped up, went and got him up. Then I remembered I still had to iron something to wear to work. Now I know I should have ironed last night, because I know Saturday mornings are hectic but I got involved on the net, and then started reading a book. The next thing I knew it was almost 2 am and I was tired. So I had it to do this morning. So here I am running around trying to get that finished up, entertain the baby and put on make-up.

My husband who is usually a early riser, comes in from the bedroom and joins in the confusion by trying to tell me some lame dream he had last night. Something about race tracks and singing a country song at a bar... I was only half way listening to him, and I am runniing around by now naked trying to get dressed in the middle of my living room. The curtains are open and I am thinking god I hope none of the neighbors walk by.

In the mean time my grandson has found a pack of crackers and has them crumbled on my living room table. The cats are both on the table trying to see if they want to eat what he is crumbling and my husband is still ratting on and on about singing in the bar..

Every time I take a step, he steps in front of me..talking away about this dream. (Someone remind me the next time I complain that he doesn't spend enough time talking to me that I ranted about this ok.) I finally tell him move or I am going to beat his butt lol.

Anyway I finally get myself together. Take my gradson home, and off to work I go. We don't open until 9 and I was there at were customers. So as soon as we open the door they file in. I had at lest 10 people before 9:30, and by 10 people had lined up for the vet who arrives at 11. Saturday means dog day. Lots and lots of dogs. Dogs who all want kisses and hugs and a treat. I really enjoy them and make sure they all get some attention..Even the one who peed on my shoe...

So....How was your morning?

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Friday, September 15, 2006

Feline Friday

Morning all...are you awake yet...We are since 6 a.m.

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Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Court Day and Huge Crosses

Ok so we are driving down the road this afternoon, and there he is a very strange man carring a huge cross on his back..On second glance we realize he has it propped on his back, but it is being pulled by a wheel...No one else is around, he doesn't have any kind of sign and is just walking down the road...Weird! Some people will do anything to get attention. I know some people take there faith a bit far, but I have a really strange feeling if I was wearing fairy wings, a witches hat, carrying a broom and dragging a giant pentacle down the road. I would be throw in jail. Or worst the nut house. Anyway it was interesting to say the lest and I was wishing I had the camera.

Today was the day my daughter went back to court for her final custody hearing with my grandson's dad. The sperm donor as I lovingly refer to him got shafted this time.

Not only did my daughter get full sole custody, the judge raised her child support by $130.00 a month, and only the sperm donor or his parents are allowed to pick up and bring home the baby on the weekends he is allowed visitation. Also hollidays have to be shared, and not done as a every other year thing..Better for the baby I think, he gets the best of both worlds that way.

I know it is cruel and karma will probably kick my butt in the end, but I have no sympathy for him or his parents. He is on drugs, won't hold down a real job and is going no where fast. He is still home with mommy and daddy and whinned because he said he can't pay her money cause he doesn't make enough. Well maybe he should get up off his lazy butt and get a second job like my daughter does. The religious zealot I saw today might pay him a few bucks to help carry his cross..Who knows..*grin*

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How I Met My Honey

A question over at a new chelsea morning was “How did you meet your honey”? Stop by there and play along


Here is my story

It was late spring of 1998 and I was chatting in my favorite chat room. I will admit right up front that I was a mess. My marriage was in big trouble, my kids were out of control, and I was on the edge of a mental break down. Not a pretty picture huh. Chatting on line was an escape for me. I had just moved back from Knoxville Tn. Where I had been living for the last 6 years. I hated it there and I had become severally depressed. I had turned to Internet chat rooms a few years prior and was hopeless addicted to them. It was an emotional outlet for me. I had lots of “friends” on line, so the name PonyMan was just another nick to me. I chatted with a lot of people on a daily bases. I don’t really know who said hello first, him or I but we started chatting, sharing bits and pieces of our life like most people do on the net. We both liked country music and found we had a lot in common. It wasn’t long before we started emailing little jokes back and forth in email. PonyMan was always trying to find a way to make me smile. He knew I was unhappy, and as we got to know each other better I began to confine in him. I shared with him the problems in my marriage and how things had got as bad as they did. I told him I wanted out and that I intended to leave my (ex) husband. He had been separated from his (ex) wife about a year, and he tried to encourage me to stay in the marriage and to work things out. . He told me about his heartbreak and how it affected him. I turned a deaf ear to it. I was hating life right about then and no one was going to change my mind. PonyMan and I shared a lot in those first months. Forming a strong friendship. The closer I got to him emotionally the more I knew I no longer wanted to be with my (ex) husband. I won’t go into all the details here as to why and how, but the marriage was not going to make it. My (ex) husband and I were already sleeping in separate bedrooms, and as far as I was concerned we had nothing left. I told him upfront that I had met someone and planned on going to see him. After about 6 months of chatting, email, and phone calls I knew that PonyMan was the man I wanted. We started making arrangements to meet in “real life”. I had to do a lot of soul searching in those days leading up to our meeting. I knew once I went to see him that was the end of my marriage. I knew my life would change and I had no guarantee. I was willing to take that change. As hard as it is for some people to understand I knew that I was in love with this man I had never met before. I had to take that chance. In Oct. 1998 on my 45 birthday I flew from Norfolk VA. to Salt Lake City Utah. I was met at the airport in the middle of the night by a man I had never laid eyes on except for photos. He had a smile on his face and a dozen red roses in his hands. He took my hand in his, and I never looked back. We spent 36 hours together. Talking none stop. I met his mom, and some of his friends. We toured the city and fell deeper in love. All to soon I had to get back on the plane and face reality. It was a bittersweet moment. Would we really ever see each other again? I had to believe we would. When I arrived home I told my (ex) husband that I was leaving, and about a week and a half later I moved into a motel. In Dec. of 1998. PonyMan sent me an airline ticket to once again come to Utah. This time he was waiting for me with a uhaul. We spent 4 days driving cross country and moved in together in an apartment I had rented just days before. Two years later we were married, and today I thank God for every moment we have had together.

Has it been easy? No, Would I do it again? Most days yes... Am I sorry? Never. Will we live Happily ever after? I hope so. Do I believe in love at first sight, or falling in love over a computer, of course I do. PonyMan sums it up best. He said that when I flew out there the first time, he was looking for some sort of a sign, something to let him know what he should do. Was what we were feeling real? When he got in the car after my plane left he turned on the radio..this song was playing..

Was it real? Yes....very real...

How Do You Fall In Love..Sung by Alabama

How do you fall in love
How do you say I do
When is the perfect time
To spend the rest of your life
Seasons may come and go
And sometimes it rains and snows
And there will be highs and lows
So only you will know
You never know just where it will find you
cause it can come on you so fast
Seems like it takes forever
When you want it so bad
But dont ever take it for granted
cause its more than sowing some seeds
It takes sun and water
So give it what it needs
And thats how you fall in love
Thats when you say I do
Thats when you know its time
To spend the rest of your life
Now seasons may come and go
And sometimes it rains and snows
There will be highs and lows
So only you will know
There will be highs and lows
So only you will know

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Monday, September 11, 2006

2996 bloggers...

On September 11, 2006, 2,996 volunteer bloggers
will join together for a tribute to the victims of 9/11.

I did not hear about this until it was to late to sign up, but I have been reading some of the wonderful tributes at this site...

To visit go to......

Also I found a site that honors our 4 legged hero's you can view it here


Remembering 9-11

Five years ago today I was woke up by a phone call from my husband. It was around 9 a.m. and I was irritated because I didn't have to be at work until noon. My first thoughts were why the hell are you waking me up on my morning off. My husband said to me. Turn on the TV, a plane has crashed. I thought so what, planes crash all the time. I'm tired. I mumbled something and he said NO wake up a plane has hit the world trade center in New York, something is wrong, it's all over the TV. As I clicked it on and rubbed the sleep from my eyes I couldn't believe what I was seeing. Horror and fire everywhere. I knoq we hung up because I remember calling my boss at work, who was also a friend of mine. I knew she had arrived at work at 9. She couldn't believe what I was telling her. I remember we talked awhile because as we were on the phone the 2nd plane hit. I watched it live. Looking at it in unbelief. This can't be real, my mind thought. It's just a movie, something from Hollywood, oh my God no. But it was real, and so were the next minutes and hours when the 3rd plane crashed and the towers fell. By the time I left to go to work, business were closing, school children were being sent home and I am sure every TV in America was turned on.

I remember arriving at work, everyone was afraid, some people were crying. The mall was all but deserted, no one was leaving there homes. Our mall managers made the decision to close the mall, no one felt safe. Who did this, would they attack again. All I could think about was wanting to be with my children. Neither of them were living with me at the time. They were frighten too and I remember we all met at my mothers house.

For days no one could take there eyes off the TV. I felt sick inside, I couldn't seem to turn it off. I didn't want to watch, but something kept drawing me back over and over. I started to look around me at work. I remember not feeling safe. We had a lot of little shops out in the mall some near us. Several of the men were from the middle east. They didn't feel safe. They knew everyone was looking at them, judging because of the part of the world they lived in. They soon packed up and left the mall. Some of us wondered if they had been involved. Especially when we found out that one of the men that was involved in the attack had been staying less than 5 mintues away just days before the attacks. (He was staying in Virginia Beach).

Slowly time passed, the news stories came on less often. Memorial services slowed down, life returned to normal. But did it? Will it ever be normal? Will we ever feel completly safe again as a Nation? Will on some level as Americans ever fully trust again? Can we ever just go to an airport and get on a plane again without thinking of that fateful day? Will life ever really be the same..For 2996 families it won't. For millions of Americans who's lives have been touched it won't. What will the generations that come after us learn? What will they have to say? Will they remember?

As I go off to work today I will and I hope that all of you will also.

Let us never forget...

My sister MIchelle at "A little bit of this, a little bit of that" posted this song already, but I felt it worth a double post

Where were you when the world stopped turning...

“Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)”

Alan Jackson


Where were you when the world stopped turning that September day
Out in the yard with your wife and children
Working on some stage in LA
Did you stand there in shock at the site of
That black smoke rising against that blue sky
Did you shout out in anger
In fear for your neighbor
Or did you just sit down and cry


Did you weep for the children
Who lost their dear loved ones
And pray for the ones who don’t know
Did you rejoice for the people who walked from the rubble
And sob for the ones left below


Did you burst out in pride
For the red white and blue
The heroes who died just doing what they do
Did you look up to heaven for some kind of answer
And look at yourself to what really matters


I’m just a singer of simple songs
I’m not a real political man
I watch CNN but I’m not sure I can tell you
The difference in Iraq and Iran
But I know Jesus and I talk to God
And I remember this from when I was young
Faith hope and love are some good things he gave us
And the greatest is love


Where were you when the world stopped turning that September day
Teaching a class full of innocent children
Driving down some cold interstate
Did you feel guilty cause you’re a survivor
In a crowded room did you feel alone
Did you call up your mother and tell her you love her
Did you dust off that bible at home
Did you open your eyes and hope it never happened
Close your eyes and not go to sleep
Did you notice the sunset the first time in ages
Speak with some stranger on the street
Did you lay down at night and think of tomorrow
Go out and buy you a gun
Did you turn off that violent old movie you’re watching
And turn on “I Love Lucy” reruns
Did you go to a church and hold hands with some stranger
Stand in line and give your own blood
Did you just stay home and cling tight to your family
Thank God you had somebody to love


I’m just a singer of simple songs
I’m not a real political man
I watch CNN but I’m not sure I can tell you
The difference in Iraq and Iran
But I know Jesus and I talk to God
And I remember this from when I was young
Faith hope and love are some good things he gave us
And the greatest is love


I’m just a singer of simple songs
I’m not a real political man
I watch CNN but I’m not sure I can tell you
The difference in Iraq and Iran
But I know Jesus and I talk to God
And I remember this from when I was young
Faith hope and love are some good things he gave us
And the greatest is love


The greatest is love
The greatest is love


Where were you when the world stopped turning that September day


Sunday, September 10, 2006

Weekend Review

I can't believe how fast the weekend zipped by. Yesterday morning started off with me taking Molly to the vet for her shots. When we arrived the line was out the door. Thankfully since I work at the pet store and know everyone they got me in with in a few mintues and I didn't have to wait long. Of course it was just long enough that I got to see a group of pug puppies who were waiting. That encounter has given me second thoughts about the Yorkie I mentioned in a previous post, and I am thinking hmmm, a pug would be nice. Anyway, once I left there my husband, daughter and myself went by the local SPCA to check out the pets. They didn't have a lot of dogs (which was good), but we walked through just the same. They did have some adorable kittens, and I made a mental note of them so I can tell my customers that come in and ask about cats.

We left there and headed out to the local flea market which turned out to be a waste of time. We didn't find a thing except a pack of diapers that someone had never opened so we snatched them up since they were only asking ten bucks.. and that is cheaper than the stores around here

We also ate lunch at Captain D's which was a treat. We don't go there often since it was about 15 minutes from home. My daughter and I were still in a shopping mood so we dropped the hubby off at the house and headed back out to the thrift stores. I did catch one bargain there, finding a cat tree for $19.99.

We carry the same one at work for 60 dollars. Maggie (my calico) took right to it and is sleeping on it as I write this. Molly (the little black and white one) hasn't paid much attention to it, even though I loaded it with catnip to entice them both to it.

My husband and I went out alone to dinner last night. We went to Golden Correl, which is my favorite place to eat, then went to block buster and rented a movie. We got Flight Plan, staring Jodi Foster. If you haven't seen it don't bother. We weren't impressed.

Today found the hubby and I in Williamsburg.

We just walked around going in and out of the shops for awhile then headed back in the opposite direction and went to Hampton. We happened upon a Books A Million but I didn't find anything I wanted. I really have enough books already. Right now I am reading Nora Roberts new one. "Morrigan's Cross" It is the first in a new trilogy.

We met back up at the house with my daughter and her boyfriend who were waiting for my grandson to get home from his dads house. Did I tell you my daughter had a boyfriend. Well she does, and I have my fingers crossed that he is Mr. Right. so far so good. He treats her really good, and loves the baby, has a home, a job and a car, so until he does something to prove other wise he has my vote.

My ex was cooking spaghetti tonight and he invited us over to eat tonight. As you can tell it is my grandsons favorites, so we took him up on the invitation

I brought dessert..Home made ice cream. I had bought the freezer earlier in the summer but this is the first time I had used it.

The ex still isn't feeling well since his heart attack. I think I forgot to mention he had been out of town. His step dad died last week and the ex flew to Texas for his funeral. The step dad and I had our differences over the years, but I was his daughter in law for over 20 years so I feel sadness at his passing..

Anyway as you can tell from the length of this post I haven't had much time to really relax. Next week brings work and on Wed. my daughter goes back to court for the final hearing on her custody of my grandson. I will keep you up to date.

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Friday, September 8, 2006

Hello Operator Can You Help Me Place This Call?

If your shopping for a prepaid cell phone service DO NOT get Net10 for your service. My husband and I both have been without cell phones for several months now, having decided not to renew our contracts with our old carrier. Since our credit sucks we thought we would just go with a prepaid service this time BIG mistake. We thought we had done all the homework, looking closely at each of the pre-paid carriers out there. We settled on Net10 because you can't beat the price of minutes per dollar. So.....

We buy the phones, come home, get on line and start the activations procedure on line. About half way through we get an error...Call 1-888 blah blah we do, they finish setting it up and tell us. Ok now it will be approx 24 hours before you have service ( This is after we have already charged the battery over night ) F**k I think. So now we are into day 2 of this "simple" set up.

24 hours later the phone is ready to use...Yippie....WRONG. Every time I dial in or out I have to insert the area code in front of the number. What a pain in the butt. SO.....I'm back on the phone again calling customer service. It is based somewhere in India, and I must admit the girl I'm talking to is doing pretty good with her broken English UNTIL...I try and explain to her. I DO NOT WANT TO HAVE TO DIAL 757 (our area code) in front of what ever number I am trying to reach. She just can not seem to comprehend that I only want to dial the number itself. If my friends call me from a land line phone they do not want to have to dial an area code first. She has me repeat over and over the area code. NO!you idiot..I don't want that number as part of my service. I try to explain in childish words. I say to her. If I live next door to you and I am in my house using the phone I have with my phone company and I want to call my cell phone I do not want to dial 757 first...Well she just could not understand this. I finally gave up. Maybe everyone in India uses a cell phone and they do not know what a house phone is, or maybe I should just have saved up and paid a deposit to get a local carrier because my credit sucks. Regardless, it can't suck as bad as Net10...don't waste your money on them.

ON the bright side Walmart (where we got the phones) did offer us a refund of the phone itself, but the customer service rep. adviced me that net10 still has the cheapest phone cards...I just can win..

So call me...757-MY CELLPHONE SUCKS ask for Autumn



Thank goodness it is Friday. I am really tired. For the last several weeks this has been my day off, but I'm off tomorrow instead. The day has already started off on the wrong foot. My daughter found, that my grandson's sperm doner (I wont even call him dad at this point). Now has a place of his own..evidently with his girlfriend. He is late again this month on child support and now has failed to tell my duaghter (or the court) that he has moved from his parents home. Tomorrow is his day to get the baby for the weekend. What a jerk. If someone hadn't told my daughter he moved we wouldn't have even know or known where the baby was for 48 hours. They go back to court on Wed..I'm beginning to wish we had a lawyer...Grrrrr

Anyway I'm running late....see ya

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I want a puppy

I really need to get a new job. The one I have is dangerous. No not because I might be bitten by a dog, but because every time I see a cute one I want to take it home with me.

Several years ago my husband and I talked about getting a Yorkshire Terrier. That is until we priced them. They run at lest a thousand bucks. Yikes..

We settled instead for a shih tuz which was less than half of that. When we moved this last time we gave him to friends. Now I'm missing having a dog. I have always had a dog. At lest all my adult life I have.

Working in the pet store makes it hard sometimes. We get so many that come in. Today a lady came in with a of course my heart goes pitter patter, pittler patter.

I started putting pennies in the jar tonight. I guess when I get enough of them saved I can buy a dog..Hmmmm I wonder if I will live that long.

Anyway here is a little information on the Yorkies. I'm going to go to bed now and keep dreaming..Maybe I will dream I win money ha ha..

Breed Group: Toy
Weight: 7 lbs
Height: 8-9 inches
Color(s): blue and tan. Yorkshire Terriers are born black, gradually attaining their blue and tan coloration as they mature.
Coat: The Yorkshire Terrier's coat is not coarse, but is fine and silky to the touch. Unlike other breeds, which have fur, the Yorkshire has hair that is growing constantly. They have no undercoat and do not shed.
Overview: The Yorkshire Terrier is a lovely lap dog that much prefers to be held on their owner's lap all day. They have a dose of attitude combined with a bright and playful nature. The Yorkshire Terrier is a true and loyal companion.
Character: This dog is intelligent, lively, and fearless. They focus entirely on their owner and are extremely affectionate. It has been said that a Yorkshire Terrier requires more human companionship and attention than any other breed.
Temperament: The Yorkshire Terrier can be territorial and likes to have their space respected. They are tolerant of older children if treated with care. The Yorkshire Terrier can also be somewhat independent and assertive. They get along well with other pets.
Care: The Yorkshire Terrier's coat requires daily grooming. The hair on top of the head, if grown long, is usually secured with a band or bow. However, if the Yorkshire Terrier is not being used for show, then the coat may be clipped short. Ears and eyes must be cleaned daily. Dental hygiene is also important.
Training: This breed is quick to learn. However, they may become willful in which case training of any kind can become difficult. Training must have consistency and firmness. They do not like to be ignored, so lots of praise will bring out the best in their training.
Activity: The Yorkshire Terrier requires minimal exercise. They are suited for short walks and ideal for apartment living or homes with small yards. They love to chase shadows, lay in sunbeams, and tug of war. The more attention this breed receives the better.


Thursday, September 7, 2006

The Throw Away Kitten

About an hour before I got off work yesterday I rang up a lady buying cat food. We chatted a bit and she went on her way. Just as she was walking out the door another customer was walking in. I looked up to greet her and saw she was carrying a box. . MEOW, MEOW,MEOW I heard coming from it. Oh no I thought to myself..Do not be coming in this store with kittens because I can NOT take home another cat. The lady I had just rang up stopped to see what was in the box, and both of them came over to me. Inside the box was a tiny little black and white kitten covered in dirt and mud, a bit damp and scared to death. . It looked to be about 3 weeks old. Way to small to be away from it's mom. The lady with the kitten explained to me that she had found the kitten. It seems someone had throw it away!!

She found it on the side of the road, near the over pass. Of course I scooped the kitten into my arms, and begin rubbing it to warm it up. Meow, Meow, Meow .ohhh my heart was breaking. How could someone throw away something so tiny and precious. The customer I had just rang up must have felt the same way because she immediately told the woman she would take the cat. We all hurry over to the cat isle and got milk supplement and a bottle. I gave the kitty a little bit more love and turned it over to its new owner. There was a part of me that really wished the lady had left just a few seconds sooner than she did, because I would have brought that baby home in a heart beat. It wasn't meant for me though and I am happy it found a home. She looked just like my baby Molly and when I got home the first thing I did was get both of my cats and love and hug them. I didn't realize how much it had upset me until my husband came home, but as I recalled the story to him I started to cry. I just can't believe someone did that..I was so angry. I just wanted to throttle them. I hope they get paid back someday..

Anyway speaking of cats. I don't think I have mentioned the Ferrell's for awhile This afternoon my daughter and I took my grandson for a walk and we were surprised to find that there were four kittens now living among the Ferrell's. They looked to be about 6-8 weeks old. We knew someone had been feeding the cats for awhile because they had food on the balcony. Tonight they were home and as soon as they saw us they came outside.

Both my daughter and myself thought that they were a bit strange, but we are glad they at lest feed the kittens. We were able to catch one of them and it was very calm. The others just looked at us, and ran. They all are in need of medicine for there eyes. The woman living in the apt. told us that she has homes for them, but we think she lied. Supposedly she is going to catch them this weekend and give them to friends. My daughter said she is full of it and probably has no intention of giving them away. She is just one of those crazy cat ladies who keeps feeding them and letting them breed. My daughter told me that she is going to wait a week and if the kittens are still there we will go when the people are not home and try and trap them. Hopefully we can get the one that is a little tame and at lest get some medicine for its eye..

I just don't understand people...

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Harvest Moon

Just look at this beautiful Harvest Moon

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Wednesday, September 6, 2006

Cute Joke

I don't usually post jokes on my blog, but this one was funny...

An old man, Mr. Goldstein, was living the last of his life in a nursing home.

One day he appeared to be very sad and depressed. Nurse Tracy asked if there was anything wrong.

"Yes, Nurse Tracy," said Mr. Goldstein, "My Private Part died today, and I am very sad."

Knowing her patients were forgetful and sometimes a little crazy, she replied, "Oh, I'm so sorry, Mr. Goldstein, please accept my condolences."

The following day, Mr. Goldstein was walking down the hall with his Private Part hanging out his pajamas, when he met Nurse Tracy.

"Mr. Goldstein," she said, "You shouldn't be walking down the hall like that.. Please put your Private Part back inside your pajamas."

But, Nurse Tracy," replied Mr. Goldstein, " I told you yesterday that my Private Part died."

"Yes, you did tell me that, but why is it hanging out of your pajamas?"

You gotta love this!!!!!!!!!!!

"Well, he replied, "Today's the viewing."


Love Profile

I found this little love quiz over at my sister Michelle's site (a little bit of this and a little bit of that). I figured I would try it. Then I got to thinking...Where does she find these things? I think we both need a life..Not enough excitment if we post quizes lol (just kidding)

Your Five Variable Love Profile
Propensity for Monogamy:Your propensity for monogamy is low.
You see love as a gift that you should give to many.
It's hard for you to imagine being with one person at at time...
Let alone one person for the rest of your life!Experience Level:

Your experience level is high.
You've loved, lost, and loved again.
You have had a wide range of love experiences.
And when the real thing comes along, you know it!


Your dominance is medium.
You tend to be the one with more power.
You aren't a total control freak in relationships..
But of course you don't mind getting you way!


Your cynicism is low.
You are an eternal optimist when it comes to love and romance.
No matter how many times you've been hurt - you're never bitter.
You believe in one true love, your perfect soulmate.
And if you haven't found true love yet, you know you will soon.


Your independence is low.
This doesn't mean you're dependent in relationships..
It does mean that you don't have any problem sharing your life.
In your opinion, the best part of being in love is being together.

The Five Variable Love Test