Friday, February 26, 2010
My DIL sent me this link. Said it reminded her of my sense of humor. Good clean hillarious youtube video. I think it's especially funny if you're over 50. Over 60? Even better, lol.
The very last minutes - the punch line - is just hillarious.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
My mother had a surprise visit to the hospital a few days ago, perhaps a mild heart attack, and a medical procedure (angioplasty) while she was there. Scary enough.
But when she awoke from the procedure she was literally out of her mind, fighting, kicking, hitting. So disturbing and frightening. She stayed that way for over 24 hours, with us not knowing why, really, or when or IF she'd return to normal.
Thoughts of assisted living and nursing homes plagued my dreams. Not many dreams, because I didn't sleep much.
Finally, today, this afternoon, just a short while ago, my Aunt called me and said, "She's BACK". I called her room and talked to her and she sounded good, like herself, like my mother. I was so relieved I just burst into tears.
I have lived a stressful life and handled stress well all those years, raising my family, holding down my job, no matter what the stress.
So why, now, can I no longer seem to handle any real stress? Stress seems to manifest physcially in my body almost instantly. My body just shuts down; collapses. I can't sleep. This makes it much, much worse. I stay in the bed and do breathing exercises, thinking I'm going to have a heart attack of my own, I just feel so bad.
I don't know what happened to my stress-defense. It's gone. I have to find a way to get it back. Or at least stay aware of what's happening so I don't make it worse. Or find some good way to relieve it.
Anyway, it's over now. This time. I feel better again. Tonight I'll sleep and tomorrow I'll start the day fresh.
Thank you all who expressed such sweet sentiments and helped me through this difficult time.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
(I was 24 when I wrote this. Please make allowances, lol.)
Dastardly Dan was a handsome man,
Dashing and debonnaire.
Sweet Sara McGuire
Was a young lassie with fire,
Who spread her fair charms here and there.
Dastardly Dan was an honest young man,
And one night to Sara he said,
Your body so supple
Will get me in trouble!
It makes my heart pound in my head.
Dastardly Dan was a wise young man
And he knew Sara had many beaus.
But he clung to her side
To which she replied,
“You must know where I go, trouble goes.”
Now Dastardly Dan was a patient man,
And he said, “I’m sure you’ll soon see,
That once I declare
You are mine, then beware!
For no man can take you from me.
Dastardly Dan was a brave young man
And he got in a barroom brawl.
When one night he sat
Where sweet Sara was at,
And took them on, one and all.
Now Dastardly Dan was a famous young man,
A legend in his own time.
But she had beaus a plenty,
(Quite a few more than twenty)
Who to fight for her would stand in line.
Young Dastardly Dan was no foolish young man
And he saw his own future quite clearly.
“Sweet Sara” he said,
“I’ll not fight ‘til I’m dead,
Though you must know that I do love you dearly.”
Now Dastardly Dan is an old, old man
And he looks back on days of his youth.
“I shall never regret
She was so hard to get.
I’ve forgotten her name. That’s the truth!”
Kren - 1972
Monday, February 08, 2010
This is a re-post of an old blog. I think names are so important. How would you feel if no one knew your name?
What's in a name?
Most people will agree that the best thing about Spark People is all the Spark Friends we find here! The experience would be very different if we had no friends. We get our ideas, support and encouragement, and the chance to give our support to others from our friends.
I could go on and on with a list of all the benefits of having Spark Friends. But you already know all of it.
Think of the friends you have in real life. You know the first name of every one of them, don't you? How could you be friends, have conversations, address email notes, etc. etc. if you didn't know their name.
Here, where we often don't even have a photo of our Spark Friend, it's more difficult to "see" friends in our minds.
NAMES help put some sort of identity to a friend we can't see.
We won't even go into USER names, handles, nicknames, etc. that we create when we sign up on any site. Many times we use very cryptic names because we don't feel safe putting our name out there in the ether of the internet, or because all the Marys and Anns, etc. are already taken.
However, once we've joined a team and begin to make friends, especially when that friend list gets really long and many user names are very similar except for added numbers to make them unique, it becomes really difficult to KNOW THE NAME of the friend you want to message, or write to, or call attention to in a post on the forums, or send a message that begins, "Hi _______".
I keep a list in my ADDRESS BOOK, where I add the address of everyone I know and put the name they want to be called right by it. But when you are posting many replies a day, it's hard to open another window (so you won't lose your place) and go to your address book to find the name of the person you have in mind.
It would be so good if everyone signed their name after each post, but often we are pressed for time and just don't do it. So, PLEASE, for the sake of all your Spark Friends, new and old and not yet found, try this little helpful trick so we will all know who you are and be more able to "see" you as an individual friend, just like a real person! LOL.
Go to your Spark Page and click on EDIT MY SPARK PAGE.
Scroll down, look on the right side, and stop where it says PERSONAL SIGNATURE:
No matter what you have there already, just leave it there, but add a line to the very top that says "My Name Is _ _ _ _ _ _"
THEN, you have to go to the very bottom of the page and click on SAVE YOUR CHANGES.
NOW, everyone will know what name YOU prefer to be called. I promise you will see you name in more posts and emails. People won't be just sending words out there to some unknown entity.
We'll all feel more noticed and appreciated for the unique person we are!
And I, personally, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!
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