Friday, December 31, 2010

Various Happy New Year Designs found on Facebook

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❤❤❤~~HAPPY NEW YEAR 2011~~❤❤❤
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♥~♥~♥~ HAPPY NEW YEAR ~♥~♥~♥
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~♥~ WISHING EVERYONE A GREAT 2011 !!!!!!! ~♥~
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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Serenity Prayer

The Serenity Prayer


God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.
Amen.

 --Reinhold Niebuhr

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Female Demerit System

Make the woman happy.
Do something she likes, and you get points.
Do something she dislikes, and points are subtracted.
You don't get any points for doing something she expects.
Sorry, that's the way the system is set up.
Here is a guide to the point system:

SIMPLE DUTIES

You make the bed. (+1)
You make the bed but forget the decorative pillow. (0)
You throw the bedspread over rumpled sheets. (-1)

You go out to buy her what she wants. (+5)
In the rain. (+8)
But return with Beer. (-5)

You check out a suspicious noise at night. (+1)
You check out a suspicious noise, and it is nothing. (0)
You check out a suspicious noise and it is something. (+5)
You pummel it with iron rod. (+10)
It's her pet. (-20)

SOCIAL ENGAGEMENTS

You stay by her side the entire party. (0)
You stay by her side for a while and then leave to chat with a college buddy. (-2)
Named Tina. (-10)
Tina is a dancer. (-20)
Tina has silicone implants. (-80)

HER BIRTHDAY

You take her out to dinner.. (+2)
You take her out to dinner, and it's not a sports bar. (+3)
Okay, it's a sports bar. (-2)
And it's all-you-can-eat night. (-3)
It's a sports bar, it's all-you-can-eat night, and your face is painted the colors of your favorite team. (-10)

A NIGHT OUT

You take her to a movie. (+1)
You take her to a movie she likes. (+3)
You take her to a movie you hate. (+6)
You take her to a movie you like. (-2)
It's called 'Death Cop.' (-3)
You lied and said it was a foreign film about orphans (-15)

YOUR PHYSIQUE

You develop a noticeable potbelly. (-15)
You develop a noticeable potbelly and exercise to get rid of it. (+10)
You develop a noticeable potbelly and resort to baggy jeans and baggy Hawaiian shirts. (-30)
You say, "It doesn't matter; you have one too." (-8000)

THE BIG QUESTION

She asks, "Do I look fat?" (-5) [Yes, you lose points no matter what]
You hesitate in responding. (-10)
You reply, "Where?" (-35)
Any other response. (-20)

COMMUNICATION

When she wants to talk about a problem, you listen, displaying what looks like a concerned expression. (0)
You listen, for over 30 minutes. (+50)
You listen for more than 30 minutes without looking at the TV. (+500)
She realizes this is because you have fallen asleep. (-4000)

Friday, August 27, 2010

The perfect birthday present is....

an omelet made by my son, a birthday cake made by my son, and dishes washed by my son (even though he's allergic to dish soap). Notice the theme. *lol*

Oh, and he made sure I got to lick the beaters and bowl! That's almost better than the cake :D

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Never trust Geek Squad

A friend's laptop would not let her type the same letter in a row like this xxxxxxxx. She took it to Geek Squad. They said that Windows needed to be re-installed and wanted to charge her $120. She called me and asked me to take a look at it.


Get this.........


It was a stupid setting that took me 3 seconds to fix. What a frelling ripoff!!!!!!!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

So after scrubbing the shower curtain rod.....

the dang thing won't hold up anymore. I managed to make it work for a couple days. Luckily, we all were able to shower before it fell. Today, picked up a new one. Boy! The prices on those have gone up. We did buy the more expensive one at Wal~Mart, but it looks to be a better quality and it's definitely prettier.

I was a tad shocked when mom mentioned she was thinking about putting shower doors back. We had them, but she took them out immediately because she hates them. The room is so small that they really made it feel smaller. I was glancing at some today and they look better than what I remember. It appears that we can get some unfrosted ones that will let in as much light as possible. Currently, we use a clear shower curtain to open it up look wise and let light in the shower. It looks like a $60-80 purchase if we go with that. If we go this route I'm hoping we could just add the doors and not have to remove the old rails. I know it won't be the same look, but maybe we could get something that would work. I'll be doing it so I want as simple as possible :)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Housework

I decided to jump back into the S.H.E housework system.  I'm doing a combination of physical cards and Outlook Calendar/Tasks.  This gives me the reminders when I ignore the box :)

If you haven't heard of the system, it's by Peggy Young and Peggy Jones who affectionately known as the slob sisters.  They wrote a book in the 70s, later revised in the 2000s, called, "Sidetracked Home Executives".  They created an index card system for housework.  In later books and editions they have revamped and expanded the system.  

Daily jobs:
Kitchen:  Empty/Fill dishwasher, wipe down counters/stove/microwave
Bills:  Check bank site
Pets:  Give dog meds, check food/water

It's small, but it's a start.

I'm also establishing Morning, Afternoon and Bedtime Routines.  This list of basic chores sometimes eludes me when I just forget to do things like take meds.  I won't bore you with the details of those.   *lol*

So far the less frequent jobs are:
 
2-3x's a week: 
vacuum, laundry 
Weekly jobs:
clean bathroom, scrub microwave, litter boxes, trash, vacuum stairs, vacuum basement
Monthly: 
clean fridges

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Psalm 48 (New International Version)

Psalm 48

A song. A psalm of the Sons of Korah.
 1 Great is the LORD, and most worthy of praise,
       in the city of our God, his holy mountain.  2 It is beautiful in its loftiness,
       the joy of the whole earth.
       Like the utmost heights of Zaphon [a] is Mount Zion,
       the [b] city of the Great King.
 3 God is in her citadels;
       he has shown himself to be her fortress.
 4 When the kings joined forces,
       when they advanced together,
 5 they saw her and were astounded;
       they fled in terror.
 6 Trembling seized them there,
       pain like that of a woman in labor.
 7 You destroyed them like ships of Tarshish
       shattered by an east wind.
 8 As we have heard,
       so have we seen
       in the city of the LORD Almighty,
       in the city of our God:
       God makes her secure forever.
       Selah
 9 Within your temple, O God,
       we meditate on your unfailing love.
 10 Like your name, O God,
       your praise reaches to the ends of the earth;
       your right hand is filled with righteousness.
 11 Mount Zion rejoices,
       the villages of Judah are glad
       because of your judgments.
 12 Walk about Zion, go around her,
       count her towers,
 13 consider well her ramparts,
       view her citadels,
       that you may tell of them to the next generation.
 14 For this God is our God for ever and ever;
       he will be our guide even to the end.
Footnotes:
  1. Psalm 48:2 Zaphon can refer to a sacred mountain or the direction north.
  2. Psalm 48:2 Or earth, / Mount Zion, on the northern side / of the

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Unofficial Medical Dictionary

Artery......................The study of paintings.
Benign......................What you be after you be eight.
Bacteria....................Back door to cafeteria.
Barium......................What doctors do when patients die.
Cesarean Section............A neighborhood in Rome.
Catscan.....................Searching for Kitty.
Cauterize...................Made eye contact with her.
Colic.......................A sheep dog.
Coma........................A punctuation mark.
D&C.........................Where Washington is.
Dilate......................To live long.
Enema.......................Not a friend.
Fester......................Quicker than someone else.
Fibula......................A small lie.
Genital.....................Non-Jewish person.
G.I.Series..................World Series of military baseball.
Hangnail....................What you hang your coat on.
Impotent....................Distinguished, well known.
Labor Pain..................Getting hurt at work.
Medical Staff...............A Doctor's cane.
Morbid......................A higher offer than I bid.
Nitrates....................Cheaper than day rates.
Node........................I knew it.
Outpatient..................A person who has fainted.
Pap Smear...................A fatherhood test.
Pelvis......................Second cousin to Elvis.
Post Operative..............A letter carrier.
Recovery Room...............Place to do upholstery.
Rectum......................Darn near killed him.
Secretion...................Hiding something
Seizure.....................Roman emperor.
Tablet......................A small table.
Terminal Illness............Getting sick at the airport.
Tumor.......................More than one.
Urine.......................Opposite of you're out
Varicose....................Near by

Monday, June 21, 2010

Gotta give props to Microsoft's Tech Support

The tech support guy I talked to this evening was WONDERFUL. 

I have been having an issue where my Outlook 2007 wasn't saving passwords.  When you have multiple emails addys and passwords, it gets annoying to fill in especially when every password is different.  I filled out a ticket after I couldn't fix it myself.  I entered my cell number on the off chance they would call.  He did.  The first time I didn't answer as it didn't come up with anything, but the number.  I looked the number up and found out it was MS tech support calling from India.  Okay, so I answered the return call.

We used a remote sharing program to work on the problem together. He was very polite and relatively easy to understand.  His t sounds like a b, but that's not a big deal.  He asked if I was having any *other* software issues beyond this one.  That was nice.

He sent an email survey for me to fill out and so I would have his email if any further problems arose. 

Best of all, this was all FREE.  Microsoft isn't all bad :)

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Woo Hoo!!! After 3 months MS Office 2007 is finally installed on the laptop

When my desktop mother board died, I moved everything to my laptop. Problem was I couldn't get MS Office 2007 to install. I kept getting a stupid error and nothing on the MS Help site would work. I finally found a website (non-MS) that gave me answer (or location to look to fix the registry key). So tonight I fixed it!!!!!!

I paid a lot of money for the '07 upgrade. I was furious that I couldn't get it to install. Even more furious that Microsoft wanted money to fix the problem. I wasn't giving them another dime!

Now I am happy again with life :)

Friday, March 26, 2010

We had dentist appointments yesterday

We, my son and I, both had cleanings that went fairly well.

Son wasn't as depressed afterward as usual. WOO HOO!!! He's usually dreading going because they complain about his gums. He just has gums that bleed. They always, always bleed at the dentist and sometimes at home, but are basically healthy. At least this time, she didn't make him feel so bad. She suggested that part of the problem is he's a mouth breather at night which will cause dry mouth.  He doesn't have dry mouth otherwise. He brushes 2-3 times a day, flosses at least 2x's and uses Listerine. She said she can tell he's not ignoring them. He does have 2 teeny-tiny cavities that are close together. One he knew about and the other was a surprise.

I was complimented on my teeth. She remarked how easy I make her job. Boy do I have her fooled *lol* She always remarks how well I brush and floss. Not near as well as she thinks. She is always saying how quick it is to clean my teeth. Must be all the pop I drink that removes the tartar either that or she's being extra nice :) No cavities, but I do need 2 fillings to fix voids from previous fillings they did last summer. This is the 2nd time they are fixing their work. Hopefully, this is the last. Unfortunately for me that is 2 visits since they are on opposite sides. Kiddo gets off with 1 more visit.

Oh, and kiddo has 3 wisdom teeth. The dentist says that eventually they need to come out. One he can do, but the bottom ones have to be done at the oral surgeons which isn't covered by the program we are on so it's private pay. No can do at this time so they'll wait until he's got some sort of real dental insurance.

Why doesn't health care reform include dental or vision? I may not be a fan of that bill, but it *should* include those as well, imo.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Quotes

"A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally co...llapse..." Alexander Tyler (history professor at The University of Edinburgh), in 1787

If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.-- Samuel... Adams, speech at the Philadelphia State House, August 1, 1776
 

 "Since the general civilization of mankind, I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power, than by violent and sudden usurpations" James Madison 1788

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter, and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. ~Abraham Lincoln

 

Friday, March 12, 2010

Bah Humbug! (whine post)

I really don't feel like doing much of anything.  I don't want transcribe, study, read email, play on Facebook, or watch TV.  Durnblame fibro and arthritis.  I'm trying to keep functioning, but I don't wanna!  Everything hurts and aches.  It's miserable outside (nonstop fog and wet).  I just wanna crawl back into bed and forget about everything for a month or two.  Can't, but I wanna!

BAH! 

(hey, I warned ya it was a whine post....lol)

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Time to get back to posting songs on Sunday

I've gotten out the habit of posting regularly or posting videos on Sunday.  Trying to get back into it.  I heard this song on the radio this morning and just fell in love with it.  I love Ms. Womack's voice and she always seem to pick the perfect song for it.


Monday, February 22, 2010

How is this for getting distracted?

I sneezed and reached for a tissue.  Obviously this is when I realize the box is empty.  I take it to the trash on my way to get a new box.  I notice the trash is full so I empty it.  Tomorrow is trash day so the timing is good.  This is when I notice that one of the cans (we have 2) needs cleaning so I grab the "washing up liquid" as they say on "How Clean Is Your House" and head into the shower to set it to soak.  I tidy the kitchen a bit and head back to the computer to work/read/play.  About 45 minutes later I sneeze again and realize that I never grabbed that new box of tissues. 

Sunday, February 21, 2010

I saw Avatar (3D) yesterday.

I liked the new 3D glasses, but they still don't fit great.  They are *much* better than the old paper ones that I remembered and hated.

Regarding the movie, I was pretty bored the first half.  The 2nd have picked up a bit and kept my attention.  I frequently predicted (inside my head) what was going to happen next.  The special effects were GREAT!  The storyline didn't wow me, but the special effects made up for it.  Over all, I found the movie to be enjoyable and worth the money. 

Thursday, February 11, 2010

I think I'm in love with my electrician

Half of the house lost power this afternoon. This wasn't flickering on and off like it's been, but outright dead. Weird. No breakers flipped. I called and rambled on to the poor assistant. That's what happens when I'm awakened rudely by someone yelling and knocking on my bedroom door. He said he'd call the boss and get back to me.

I handed mom my cell and jumped into the shower leaving the door cracked for some light. PTL for a gas water heater Told mom to shut the door if anyone came and warn my boy. About 2 minutes after I was out and dressed (hair not combed out yet), they showed up. Within 20 minutes or so, the power was completely working again.

It's the stupid, ancient city lines that are goofing up. We have 4 lines coming to the house and 1 is frayed. (No fire danger) When they bounce in the wind, power flickers. He's going to really get on the city's case about replacing their lines to our house. The city will hem and haw because they are putting them underground in the near future. Yeah, near future as in sometime in the next 10-20 years. BAH!

We've had the electrician out 3 times in the last 2 months. I am sick of losing power. What if next time it's the furnace that goes out in the middle of the night or on the weekend. No electricity means no blower which means no heat even though we have gas. No thank you bud!

Yep, I am in love with my electrician. He and his crew are WONDERFUL for coming out and dealing with things straight away. We even made to the big city early for a quick dinner before Wed. evening class.

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Heard an interesting thought today on New Year's Resolutions

He said to think of them as preventative maintenance.   The New Year is a good time to reflect upon ourselves and see which areas need to change or be tweaked.  He also mentioned how we use preventative maintenance on our cars to keep them running well (i.e. oil changes, tire rotation).  He mentioned how in health care a lot more is being recommended in the way of preventative medicine (i.e. exercise, cholesterol meds). 

He spoke on the different areas where preventative maintenance is needed:  physical, social, spiritual, marital and church related.  He said that the early January is not the only time to do this, but it can be one of the most memorable times.  He mentioned weekly, monthly and bi-annual preventative maintenance (resolutions/goals) as well.

I wish I had thought to take notes on the various verses he used, but devo day generally isn't note taking day for me.  The guys do 2-3 devos on the first Sunday of the month with lots of extra singing.  It's also potluck day :)