Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Second scene

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Holiday Scene



You can build your own. Click the link below my scene.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

I'm sad and angry.

I found out last night that a friend and former co-worker committed suicide on Friday night. She was in her mid to late 50's and had lost her husband this time last year. She took care of him for about a year while he was dealing with and dying from cancer. Her doctors recently took her off all her meds, some of which were anti-depressants. WHY?????? This is the worst time of year for depression and these docs knew this anniversary was coming up. I just don't get it.

Susie was a good friend. I loved working with her. We helped each other through our rough nights. We both have/had physical limitations, but were able to manage most nights. There were nights she really cheered me up when I just wanted to scream and cry. I can't believe she is gone. I miss my friend.

This just seems so wrong. I wish there was a way to fix it :(

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Tina made me do it :)

Okay, my friend Tina told me to blog so here it is. If you are bored, blame Tina :)

Actually, I keep meaning to blog, but get distracted. I truly didn't mean for it to be so long between posts. I also have to update my other blog with the book study. I am very BAD about maintaining my blogs :(

Weather:
I hate the up & down of the temps. We go between 0° and 40°. We had maybe a week's worth of subzero night temps which is waaaayyyy less than normal for this time of year. Usually during Hunting Season we are in the teens with subzero's at night. This has made for a very wet fall. Which for me makes it a painful fall. Arthritis and Fibromyalgia don't like wet weather. I wish it would hurry up and get cold and stay there until Summer. *lol*

Holidays:
After listening to my friends fuss about:
  • what they are buying or not buying
  • what relative they are visiting or not
  • to keep this tradition or start a new one
  • going into debt
  • to celebrate religiously or not
  • gaining weight because they can't refuse holiday food
  • the traffic and malls
  • interfering in-laws or other relatives
I'm so glad that we are very low key around here these days. We have decided upon having ham and may actually have it on the 25th this year. We've never been big on celebrating on the 25th. It has depended on travel plans, ours and other family members. We aren't doing much in the way of gifts. I told kiddo I would spend about $100 on him and he's told me what he wants. He'll probably be buying me a new CD. Although the latest Smallville has dropped in price so he may get me that. Or I may help him buy me that :) I believe my sister and I are going in on a gift for mom. I have to check back with her on that one.

Truthfully, I'm more concerned about what I'm going to get my son for his 16th birthday next month (Jan 25th). I want to do something special. He's not getting his driver's license until he's 18 so I would like to do something special. I'm stumped and would welcome any suggestions. I can't believe my baby is going to be 16. It's just hit me lately how soon he's going to be an adult. WOW!!! Where did time go!?!?

Quotes for today:

"I'm seventeen and I'm crazy. My uncle says the two always go together. When people ask your age, he said, always say seventeen and insane."
- Ray Bradbury
"What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is a collection of books."
- Thomas Carlyle
"The people who are regarded as moral luminaries are those who forego ordinary pleasures themselves and find compensation in interfering with the pleasures of others."
- Bertrand Russell

Thursday, October 12, 2006

What to blog about???

I'm not sure what I want to blog about today. It's been too long since I posted. Things have been odd lately. I haven't felt up to par. The weather has been pretty typical for fall. The temps have been up and down. One day it's hot the next it's chilly. I actually turned the heat on last night to take the chill out of the air. We finally got a dusting of snow today. It's so purty! It's about 20° out. My son says it's too early to be cold. I will admit the car was pretty chilly when I went to Bible study this evening. Pumping gas was definitely not a fun experience tonight.

Well, today I finished upgrading a laptop. My first such job. I usually work on desktops. I'm not so sure I like working on laptops. The screws are teeny tiny. I think I spent as much time hunting for dropped screws as I did working on the actual laptop. Loading the software wasn't as bad as I expected. Updating Windows took over 3 hours :( I only have to upgrade the RAM and I will be finished. I still have to order that, but my niece is able to use the laptop in the meantime. All the while I was working on it, I told my son "never again!" He kept reminding me that I volunteered to work on it. BRAT has no business reminding me of my own words. *lol* While it was a frustrating experience, I do think I would do it again.

I have more computer work to do this weekend. We are using that as an excuse to have dinner at my sister's house and celebrate Mom's 68th birthday. We don't family gatherings much anymore. It should be interesting.

Plane crash in NYC today. That must have been terrifying for them. I heard about it a few hours later so I didn't have the wait to see what it was about...

Tonight on the way home, I heard an interesting song. It's sung by Bowling For Soup. According to the DJ, this song was written after turning on CNN during an interview. The topic on CNN was about Paris Hilton losing so much weight in the last month or so.

High School Never Ends

Four years you think for sure
That’s all you've got to endure
All the total d*cks
All the stuck up chicks
So superficial, so immature
Then when you graduate
You take a look around and you say HEY WAIT
This is the same as where I just came from
I thought it was over
Aw that’s just great

The whole d*mn world is just as obsessed
With who‘s the best dressed and who‘s having sex,
Who‘s got the money, who gets the honeys,
Who‘s kinda cute and who‘s just a mess
And you still don’t have the right look
And you don’t have the right friends
Nothing changes but the faces, the names, and the trends
High school never ends

Check out the popular kids
You’ll never guess what Jessica did
How did Mary Kate lose all that weight
And Katie had a baby so I guess Tom’s straight
And the only thing that matters
Is climbing up that social ladder
Still care about your hair and the car you drive
Doesn’t matter if you’re sixteen or thirty-five

Reese Witherspoon,
She’s the prom queen
Bill Gates,
Captain of the chess team
Jack Black, the clown
Brad Pitt, the quarterback
I’ve seen it all before
I want my money back

The whole d*mn world is just as obsessed
With who’s the best dressed and who’s having sex,
Who’s in the clubs and who’s on the drugs,
Who’s throwing up before they digest
And you still don’t have the right look
And you don’t have the right friends
And you’re still listen to the same sh*t you did back then
High school never ends

High school never ends

The whole d*mn world is just as obsessed
With who‘s the best dressed and who‘s having sex,
Who‘s got the money, who gets the honeys,
Who‘s kinda cute and who‘s just a mess
And I still don’t have the right look
And I still have the same three friends
And I’m pretty much the same as I was back then
High school never ends

High school never ends

High school never ends

Here we go again

I'm thinking they are right. Some things never change. It's all about sex, money, clothes and popularity.

Speaking of music, my son has been listening to Weird Al Yankovic lately. I had forgotten how funny this guy was with his parodies of popular songs. He's got one that's called "Don't download this song" and another called "Drive Through." I just crack up listening to him. The other day we had my Mom to "Drive Through" on the way to church. I couldn't believe how hard she laughed. The lyrics are here The song is at least 10 minutes long. His website is here. He has a couple of songs that are free for download. I'm kind of shocked that my teenage son likes Weird Al. I mean I listened to Weird Al as a teenager. I'm not going to tell the boy or he'll decided not to listen to him. *lol*

Gotta end with a couple of quotes. The first one is funny because I'm sitting here with a bowl of Chicken Fried Rice in front of me.

I like rice. Rice is great if you're hungry and want 2000 of something.
- Mitch Hedberg

The trouble with jogging is that, by the time you realize you're not in shape for it, it's too far to walk back.
- Franklin P. Jones

All successful newspapers are ceaselessly querulous and bellicose. They never defend anyone or anything if they can help it; if the job is forced on them, they tackle it by denouncing someone or something else.
- HL Mencken



Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Truly Random Thoughts

I haven't updated for a while...just haven't thought of what to say...lazy

Steve Irwin (the Crocodile Hunter) recently died. I'm saddened for his family and praying for them. I hope he had a relationship with Christ.

After reading a particular unpleasant (topic wise, not poster wise) thread on a message board, I had a hard time restraining myself from posting a rather heated response. I get to vent here because it's MY PLACE. *lol*Suffice it to say that boys do not need to be 'saved' from the mother's influence. ARGH!!!!! Ideally children need both parents (mom & dad). However, life is *rarely* ideal even when mom & dad are happily married. Sometimes dad has to work long hours to keep the bills paid and can't do the manly things like hunting, camping, wrestling. Sometimes dads don't like to those things. Boys will grow up to be MEN even if they don't do that stuff or if Heaven Forbid! mom does that stuff with them.

School recently started back up. We homeschool and are starting up this week if all goes according to plan. The best laid plans often go awry and I'm doubting that mine will get off the ground the way I dreamed they would especially with an reluctant teen.

Just started listing stuff on eBay. Boy, that's fun......NOT! Trying to make sure I put everything in the notes that need to be there to protect myself and let the potential buyer know what's what is stressful. I think that I'm gettting it down after a dozen listings. So far I've listed dvd's and non-school books, but I'm not sure where I'm going to list my school books with the teacher's editions. For those that don't know, eBay won't let anyone list a teacher's edition even for some obscure company that is NOT used by public school or most private schools. I get it's their domain and they get to make the rules. I still think it STINKS.

All children are a blessing from the Lord. I believe that with all my heart. Problem is not all children are a joy to experience. I'm grateful that I'm not around those children very much. Yeah, yeah I know some have said the same about my blessing. *lol*

The garden was a total flop this year. I really should have taken better care of it. Maybe put that fertilizer on it that we bought last fall. Oops! I knew we bought that stinky stuff for a reason. We got a few cherry & grape tomatoes. I am hoping the strawberry's and raspberry bush will produce next year. I really wanted to plant a bluebery bush, but that will have to wait until next year.

Why is it, when I can't get to the computer I have all the great thoughts to write but when I sit down they vanish?!?!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

More Quotes

Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth.
- Lillian Hellman (1905 - 1984), The Little Foxes, 1939

The average man, who does not know what to do with his life, wants another one which will last forever.
-Anatole France (1844 - 1924)

There are no such things as applied sciences, only applications of science.
-Louis Pasteur (1822 - 1895)

A joke's a very serious thing.
- Charles Churchill

The desire to take medicine is perhaps the greatest feature which distinguishes man from animals.
- Sir William Osler

Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear.
- Harry S Truman (1884 - 1972), August 8, 1950

The advice of friends must be received with a judicious reserve; we must not give ourselves up to it and follow it blindly, whether right or wrong.
- Pierre Charron

Look at all the sentences which seem true and question them.
- David Reisman

Accustom yourself continually to make many acts of love, for they enkindle and melt the soul.
- Saint Teresa of Avila (1515 - 1582)

Friday, August 11, 2006

Quotes

"We need anything politically important rationed out like Pez: small, sweet, and coming out of a funny, plastic head."
- Dennis Miller

"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy."
- Ernest Benn

"In archaeology you uncover the unknown. In diplomacy you cover the known."
- Thomas Pickering

I have given two cousins to war and I stand ready to sacrifice my wife's brother.
Artemus Ward (1834 - 1867)

Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.
Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)

Newspapermen learn to call a murderer 'an alleged murderer' and the King of England 'the alleged King of England' to avoid libel suits.
Stephen Leacock (1869 - 1944)

The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
Alan Kay

Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
Sidney J. Harris

There is no passion like that of a functionary for his function.
Georges Clemenceau (1841 - 1929)

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Tired of being photographed

Learning Gimp.....might end up liking it :)

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Miscellaneous thoughts

Why do people have to argue so much? It doesn't seem to matter what the topic is, someone is gonna argue? It can be something as simple as a prayer for peace or as complex as interpreting Scripture.

Why does my fat cat (Nollie) seem to think she has to eat non-stop?
Every time I turn around that girl is at the feeder. I have taken to shooing her away. Meanwhile the other cat has lost weigh and barely eats.

Why are teenage boys so moody? I swear my is as moody as I was as a teen. Whomever said boys aren't as moody as girls lied to me! I think it's just the teen years. One minute he's cheerful the next he's glaring at me and for nothing. Teens more than babies need instruction manuals.

Why are the Democrats forcing DeLay to remain on the ballot? Why don't they want the voters to have a real choice in candidates? It seems stupid to force his name on the ballet when he doesn't want the job and is probably going to jail. Stinky politics are usual.

Where do people come up with the ideas for fundraisers for charity? Masturbate for charity?!?! I don't think so!!! http://tinyurl.com/z6cyo. According to the article some churches are supporting this. Sickening.

Why does Smokie (Samyoid/Husky) hate thunder and rain so much? She is terrified of thunder. Today when she went outside she felt maybe 3 drops of rain and refused to stay outside. BIG BABY!!! When it storms she tries to hide under my desk. She will even start whining. Amy, my spaniel, just ignores it all. She will come over looking for food or attention after Smokie hides, but storms don't bother her at all.

Why do people try to excuse a drunks behavior? Case in point, Mel Gibson. The guy got drunk, drove and insulted an entire culture. His apology was in the right direction. I hope he meant it. I keep hearing people defend the guy's actions. "He didn't mean it, he was drunk." "It's his dad's fault." That's a bunch of BS in my book. The guy is 100% responsible for the filth he spewed out. Having dealt with drunks most of my life, I know how one's thoughts can escape. Would these same people defend Gibson if he had molested a child while drunk? After he wouldn't do that while sober (I hope).

Why do movies have to be full of garbage? Movies today are full of so much junk. Why do we need 200 curse words in a movie?!?! Why is the sexual ineundo in children's movies? Why do movie makers have to make religious people look stupid?!?! Why do movies have to glorify evil?!?! Cause idiots pay to see it. I know :(

Some interesting quotes for the day

The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase; if you pursue happiness you'll never find it.
C. P. Snow English novelist & scientist (1905 - 1980)

Mix a little foolishness with your prudence: It's good to be silly at the right moment.
Horace Roman lyric poet & satirist (65 BC - 8 BC)

The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a dictatorship you don't have to waste your time voting.
Charles Bukowski US (German-born) author & poet (1920 - 1994)

It is never too late to give up our prejudices.
Henry David Thoreau, 'Economy,' Walden, 1854 US Transcendentalist author (1817 - 1862)

Of course I have to close with a picture of one of my critters.


Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Ho Hum

I quit my job last week. I don't blame the company as a whole for the awful treatment, just that particular group of management. Trying real hard not to be bitter or speak unkindly. I guess to accomplish that I need to shut up NOW.

It's been cooler the past couple of days. YEAH!!! We actually had some rain the night before last. The ground just soaked it up. The cats are becoming more active. Poor Callie must have lost about 5-7 pounds in this heat. She's never had to deal with heat before as she's always been in air conditioning. Big Baby! Here she is on the table...a spot where she's not allowed. She was just so cute that I had to take a picture. Ha Ha.


So I'm taking a bit of time off to regroup and recoup. My arthritis and fibromyalgia have been flaring pretty bad. Of course, I keep forgetting that I can't walk miles, climb hills and stairs, go up and down ladders at whim and a whole host of things which I used to be able to do and not regret. My problem is I try to too many of these activities in too short a time.

So I'm trying the Flylady thing again since I'm home and have the time. Maybe that messy table above will be clean by the time I find a new job. In between cleaning today, I've been playing on the computer. Mostly fidgeting with my new camera and starting a new blog. It's linked to the right. It's just for pictures. I am also trying to be more diligent with my other 2 blogs. We'll see how long this lasts.

The kid has been good for the past few days....guess that means he'll live out the week. *lol*

Oh and here is picture of Nollie our other cat. She was bound and determined to lay entirely on that paper towel. She's a fat cat (nearly 20 lbs) so it's not easy for her to scrunch up. I just had to laugh at her.



My dearest Lucky....you are missed.


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My desktop



I took this picture last week at 10:30pm. I used the nightshot setting. I had to lighten it and add some contrast. I'm surprised at how it turned out. Posted by Picasa

More playing with the sunflowers


I clicked on sharpen.....I like it. I also remember what the 3rd thing I did before was...saturation. Posted by Picasa

Field of Sunflowers


I don't like sunflowers, per se. I love fields of them. I have 5 that I pass on my way to the "big city" or the only decent sized city around this area. I'm that rural folks :)

I played around with this picture a bit...cropped, contrast and something else I can't recall. I must be getting old....lol Posted by Picasa

Callie, July 2005


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Saturday, July 29, 2006

Guess who found their way home?!?!


Nasty little buggers :( The original hive was removed on the 14th. Posted by Picasa

Friday, July 28, 2006

Would you like this in your backyard.

I haven't been on the computer much at all these past few months. The number of unread emails on my computer will attest to that (several thousand and growing).

I thought I would post a few pics as a way of updating this.

Here are a couple of pics of a beehive we recently knocked down. This tree is closest to the door we use and my big dog lays under this tree all the time. We found the beehive when my son was stung trying to mow under the tree. How we missed it for so long, I have know clue. lol








Sunday, April 16, 2006

He is NOT here.

Matthew 28

In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulcher. And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow: And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men. And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you. And they departed quickly from the sepulcher with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word. And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshiped him. Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid: go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me. Now when they were going, behold, some of the watch came into the city, and showed unto the chief priests all the things that were done. And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave large money unto the soldiers, Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept. And if this come to the governor's ears, we will persuade him, and secure you. So they took the money, and did as they were taught: and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day. Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them. And when they saw him, they worshiped him: but some doubted. And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.

Amen.

Why???

Why did I say I wanted to help set up the new store? I am in so much pain. I hate being sick. Arthritis and fibro are a nightmare. Intense activity tends to bring flare-ups on as does stress. Well, I've had both this past week. I've also had fluctuating weather. I probably shouldn't have transferred so soon. Whine, whine, whine....okay I think I'm done for now. I have to make through the next few weeks until the store is up and I'm back in my regular job. I am trying very hard to not give in to this illness again. Something inside of me is driving me to do this even though I know what could and probably will happen. Oh well, some of us never seem to learn our limits.

On a good note, the kid has been relatively decent this week. No major problems or even attitudes. I'm in a bit of shock over it. He usually doesn't do well with change. My working fulltime (days) again after 3 years of disability is a big change. He thinks I'm nuts and will end up in too much pain/unable to walk again. I pray he's wrong. He's doing good though with picking up some slack or at least not whining when I can't function in the evenings. Good kid.

Went to see the movie 8 Below today. It is a FANTASTIC movie. I absolutely loved it!!! Of course, I am a dog lover. I have two dogs and one of which is a real sled dog (Samoyed/Husky). At 9 years old, Smokie's too old and crippled with arthritis to even think about pulling anything heavier than herself around these days. I am definitely going to be getting this movie on DVD. When I figure out how to post pictures I will post one of my babies.
Hey, it worked. She's not supposed to be on the couch, but snuck up there and I snapped a quick picture before shooing her off. She's a big baby and loves to be up on the couch or my bed.

Here's my other baby. Amy is a Springer and Cocker Spaniel mix. She'll be 9 this July. She thinks she can't live when I'm not right next to her.



Speaking of the movies, most of the previews were for cartoons. I have become a bit of a cartoon movie nut. I love 'em....my son thinks they're lame. He thinks I'm lame for liking them. Oh well. We can't all agree. I am looking forward to seeing Over the Hedge when it comes out on DVD. A new one out is The Wild which looks like a rerun of Madagascar which had me laughing ("The penguins are psychotic.") I guess I just enjoy the simplier, more innocent movies as of late. I want happy endings with no really icky too close to real life stuff in my movies.

Well, I think I hear a book calling my name. I've neglected her (not him or it) today in favor of shopping, movies and computer. *lol*

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

OUCH !!!

I hurt in places I didn't know I had. Most of all I'm exhausted. I've been at the new store for three days now and the work is grueling. We are setting up the store. That means we are building all the shelves and other units which hold merchandise. I am in receiving...hauling out to the sales floor the material to make the shelving units. I feel almost like a mule or ox. Load up a pallet jack and start pulling. My arms and legs are aching. Last night I arrived home about 4:30 and went straight to bed. I slept until 7 and woke up afraid I had overslept. Luckily I set my alarm before I laid down...just in case.

I have to say I do like my new co-workers and managers. They are nice and easy to get along with so far. A couple of them I know from the college which is a blessing. I think I will like the job once the next five weeks are over and we are open. For now I'm just too tired to like anything. *lol*

Mom bought a car today. It's a 99 Buick Regal. I drove it a bit when she got home. I like it except for the leather seats. They are uncomfortable to me; however, she loves them which is weird as she hates leather. Oh well, she's happy with the car and that is all that matters. I'm just glad she's able to buy what she wants instead of what she can simply afford. It's about time the old lady got to do that :)

I wonder if I will have the energy to read tonight.....bet I read too late if I do.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Last day of work...

I change stores next week and go fulltime. I will still be in the Photo Lab and working for Wal*Mart, but in a new city and a brand spanking new store. It doesn't open until the middle of May so I will be setting up and helping train. Exciting and scary are the only two adjectives I can think about this new adventure. I also got a 50¢/hour pay raise today. YIPPEE!!!

Today I received an newsletter called "The Single Connection" from ChristianToday.com I usually get this newsletter from an email list I'm on for Christian singles (not affliated with the afforementioned website). I don't do more than give the newsletter a quick glance most times. Once a while I see a blurb for an article I might actually find interesting. Today was one of those days. The article is So, Why Aren't You Married?


I really enjoyed this statement, "Yes, Connally, for today I am called to be single. I cannot say about tomorrow." WOW!!! I love that. I could say a lot more, but it's a can of worms I'm not sure I want to open. I can't resist making a couple of comments.

I love being single, but am not opposed to getting married one day. I don't anticipate it ever happening. My biggest pet peeve is the well-meaning questions. I wish people would really stop and think about their comments. I hate having to defend my singleness all the time. I hate having to explain why I'm not anti-marriage, anti-men or anti-anything on that score. Now that my son is older people aren't telling me to "give the boy a male role model." I'm being told how "time is running out to have another" or "you'll need someone to care for you in your old age." OH PLEASE!!!

Okay, I had best shut up before I say (type) something I will regret. I just wish people would think before they comment. Some topics really aren't appropriate to discuss unless you are invited to speak on the subject.


Thursday, April 06, 2006

My books need to learn to be quiet so I can sleep at night.

They keep calling me to pick them up. I read a while to quiet them, but as soon as I put them down they start calling my name again. I stayed up until 5am reading...again. It's becoming a habit that I am even doing on nights where I work the next day. I really need to learn to stop at a decent hour. Luck for me that today was just a day fun. I was blessed with the opportunity to meet my family for lunch (sisters and nieces) and to go shopping.

I've read about 30 or so books this year alone. Since I went back to work last August I have been reading like crazy. I used to read constantly, but lost the habit for a few years. I seemed to have picked it up again with a vengenace. I am finding myself craving time to read and ignoring food, sleep and people just to read. Can you read too much in one day? lol

I'm linking the latest on the floods.
NWS expects crest today

Something I learned back in '97 was that the Red River and many smaller rivers run north up here. That was so foreign to me as they never mentioned that could happen in school.
Floodwaters push north

I agree with Mike Jacobs opinion article linked here.
2006 brings a different kind of flood
He's so right about the atmosphere and the gov't. It's nice to see that something was learned from the previuos disaster. I can't help but hope that those rebuilding New Orleans are as affective.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

I just realized....

I never answered my son's question. I want a blog because it's the in thing to do these days. How's that for a mature attitude. *lol* Seriously, I love all the stuff available on the internet. Blogs are a great way to express oneself in a relatively safe environment. I have a website, but that takes more work than this so I've let it get stale. With any luck, I won't forget it's here. *lol*

Spring flooding is here

Spring is here...and so are the flood waters. I work in Grand Forks and had a fun time finding a road I could travel to get to work todaybacktracking. . Roads and bridges are closed all around me. I finally did find one route I could take after a lot of backtracking. My hour commute turned into an hour and a HALF commute. What a headache! The job is almost not worth it, but I transfer at the end of the week so I'm trying to finish out my last couple of shifts. Thank goodness coming home was easier since I knew the route and didn't have to backtrack.

I'm linking a website about the flooding. Maybe take a look at the photos.

Water over the bridge

Monday, April 03, 2006

why do YOU want a blog???

That is what my son asked me. He asked with that attitude that teen boys exhibit about their mom's interests. I'm sure you can guess what attitude I'm referring to here. The what are you thinking, who wants to read your thoughts, for stoopid, you're an idiot attitude. It's the attitude that makes me want to smack him. Of course, I can't, but I would like to do so.

That feeling is not going away anytime soon. He's being bratty over something else now. He lost his cell phone and apparently feels put out that I've instructed him to continue searching for it. I mean...really...how could I ask him to do such a thing?!?! Grrrrr....smacking him sounds really good. I know self-control is best...reigning in my thoughts of bodily harm is better.