Saturday, October 23, 2010
Doing ok here today. Looking forward to the baseball game tonight. Again another do or die game. I swear the Phillies are too use to these type of games and it is never an easy feat. I was glad that Texas won their division. No offence to the NY Yankee's but they have been in a lot of world series.
The temp service that my husband works for switched banks. So the direct deposit we normally have isn't available. The service called yesterday while DH was at work. Wanted to know if he would be picking up his check. Now I have had 2 other conversations with them and they know we were having it mailed. Apparently some "new" guy was mistaken. So it may come today or as late as Monday now.
My husband is also not a patient man. He is getting himself all upset because he is approaching his 3 month quota with the temp service and he wants to be hired by the company. If he does get hired his pay rate will go up and that will balance out the Gas we are spending. If they aren't going to hire him I told him just to look for something closer to home and then quit if he finds one. He just wants everything yesterday. ha!
Feeling ok so far today, just a little tired. So I figured since laughter is the best medicine I would make today "Silly Saturday".
Have a GREAT Day!
I LOVE this singer. His has the best sense of humor. You might recognize a few people in the video.
**** Comfortable ****
Two sisters, one blonde and one brunette, inherit the family ranch. Unfortunately, after just a few years, they are in financial trouble. In order to keep the bank from repossessing the ranch, they need to purchase a bull from the stockyard in a far town so that they can breed their own stock.
They only have $600 left. Upon leaving, the brunette tells her sister, 'When I get there, if I decide to buy the bull, I'll contact you to drive out after me and haul it home.'
The brunette arrives at the stockyard, inspects the bull, and decides she wants to buy it. The man tells her that he will sell it for $599, no less. After paying him, she drives to the nearest town to send her sister a telegram to tell her the news. She walks into the telegraph office and says, 'I want to send a telegram to my sister telling her that I've bought a bull for our ranch. I need her to hitch the trailer to our pickup truck and drive out here so we can haul it home.'
The telegraph operator explains that he'll be glad to help her, then adds, 'It's just 99 cents a word.' Well, after paying for the bull, the brunette only has $1 left. She realizes that she'll only be able to send her sister one word.
After a few minutes of thinking, she nods and says, 'I want you to send her the word 'comfortable.'
The operator shakes his head. 'How is she ever going to know that you want her to hitch the trailer to your pickup truck and drive out here to haul that bull back to your ranch if you send her just the word 'comfortable?'
The brunette explains, 'My sister's blonde. The word's big. She'll read it very slowly ... com-for-da-bull.'
Friday, October 22, 2010
Having some tummy troubles this morning. Hope it passes soon. Not sure if it is from the Flu shot or not. When I get this way all I crave is Chicken noodle soup and Ginger Ale. DH said he would stop for them for my lunch.
Linda (nurse) is off now until Tuesday. She was sick yesterday and has viewing out of town today. Gives me a nice break to concentrate on stuff.
Hoping to give you a few chuckles to make the day a Great one!
Craving Chinese food?
Just a goofy song. The wife is his actual wife in real life.
~*~ Wrong Email ~*~
A Minnesota couple decided to vacation to Florida during the winter. They planned to stay at the very same hotel where they spent their honeymoon 20 years earlier. Because of hectic schedules, it was difficult to coordinate their travel schedules. So, the husband left Minnesota and flew to Florida on Thursday. His wife would fly down the following day.
The husband checked into the hotel. There was a computer in his room, so he decided to send an e-mail to his wife. However, he accidentally left out one letter in her e-mail address, and without realizing his error, he sent the e-mail.
Meanwhile.....somewhere in Houston, a widow had just returned home from her husband's funeral. He was a minister of many years who was called home to glory following a sudden heart attack. The widow decided to check her e-mail, expecting messages from relatives and friends. After reading the first message, she fainted.
The widow's son rushed into the room, found his mother on the floor, and saw the computer screen which read:
To: My Loving Wife
Subject: I've Arrived
Date: 16 May 2003
I know you're surprised to hear from me. They have computers here now and you are allowed to send e-mails to your loved ones. I've just arrived and have been checked in. I see that everything has been prepared for your arrival tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing you then! Hope your journey is not as uneventful as mine was.
P.S. Sure is hot down here!
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Thank you to all who commented on Yesterday's blog and sharing your stories with me. It helped a lot.
Well the Philadelphia Phillies are never happy being anything but the underdogs I guess. They are sure making today's game a nail bitter. Geez! Win or go home tonight.
My sore is finally getting better. I am able to sit for a little longer with out pain. Going to still take it easy though. Doctor was out and I got my flu shot. Last year I didn't get one because there was a shortage. With my nurse and now my DH I wanted one because they are among other patients.
Linda (my nurse) called out sick today. She have a stomach bug going on. Good thing you can't smell through the computer. PHE- EW!
DH isn't going to have time today. If I would have know earlier we could have squeezed it in. The only part of me I feel that is the dirtiest is my hair and face. Oh well.
Have a few great things I found and wanted to share with you.
**** God Speaking ****
The man whispered, "God, speak to me"
And a meadowlark sang.
But the man did not hear.
So the man yelled "God, speak to me"
And the thunder & lightning rolled across the sky.
But the man did not listen.
The man looked around and said, "God, let me see you."
And a star shined brightly.
But the man did not see.
And, the man shouted, "God, show me a miracle"
And a life was born.
But the man did not notice.
So, the man cried out in despair, "Touch me, God, and let me know you are here"
Whereupon, God reached down and touched the man.
But the man brushed the butterfly away and walked on.
I found this to be a great reminder that God is always around us in the little and simple things that we take for granted.
The good news is that you are loved. Don't miss out on a blessing because it isn't packaged the way that you expect.
Repeat song but it is one I can listen to over and over.
*** Expect The Best ***
A little girl walked daily to and from school. Though the weather this particular morning was questionable and clouds were forming, she made her trek to the elementary school. As the afternoon progressed, the winds whipped up, along with thunder and lightning.
The child's mother, concerned that her daughter would be frightened and possibly harmed by the storm got into her car and drove along the route to her child's school.
As she did so, she saw her little daughter walking along happily but at each flash of lightning the child would stop, look up, and smile.
Stopping the car, the mother called to the child to get in with her. As they drove toward school, the girl continued to turn toward each lightning flash and smile.
The Mother asked, "What are you doing?"
The child answered, "Well, I must do this, God keeps taking pictures of me."
Have A Great Day!
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Today is the anniversary of my Mom's death. I can't help to have her in my thoughts today more than ever. I had part of this from another blog. So if it sounds familiar that is why. This thing on my leg is making it impossible to sit for long. The last few days my stomach has been acting up as well. My Doctor is coming out today to check me out. I can't wait until it is gone.
I have been watching different movies. I really tried to stay away from emotional ones but had a movie on by Hallmark catch my attention and it had me bawling. I know, I know, I should have known better. Thankfully I have had my baseball games to watch. Although they have been nail biters too. What is with SF Giants? Are they too poor to put their names on their uniforms? Found that strange. Well I am off to lay down.
Hope you have a good day.
~* Article I found as a good reminder *~
Often I hear some people complain when they have to accompany or to watch over their parents for years, months, days, hours or even minutes. But do we realize that our parents keep us companied and watch over us for as long as we (or they) live? Since the day we were born to our adulthood, and even when death comes to greet us, they are always at our side. When it's time for them to return to God, their memory lingers for the rest of our life.
Imagine how broken-hearted our parents will be to a seemingly innocent word of "no" which comes out from our mouth when they try to embrace us in their tender loving care when we are around friends. We often consider as something that bind us and hold us from flying the blue sky.
Some make promises that from now on there will be no more complaints. No more complaints come out from our mouths when we feel that our parents have treated us like little children. Have faith, out there there are so many unlucky ones who have neither fathers nor mothers, who long to have the things that we most complain about, but never have them.
Actually, it takes only a second to contemplate whether we want to spare some of our time for our parents. Whether it be a quick phone call to check in or a visit. Take them out for lunch or invite them for dinner.
~* My Mom *~
My Mom and I had a great relationship. Not a day went by when I didn't call and talk with her after I moved out. I have to admit I didn't go over to visit as much as I would have liked. When I lived with her it was easier then.
In 2001 when my Mom had a stroke at work. I was so thankful for the customer who was with her when she had it. I search and even had a radio station try to locate her to give thanks. If it wasn't for her quick thinking we wouldn't have had any time with my Mom at all.
When my Mom was in the hospital. We all took turns at her bedside. I was staying with her at night because I was out of work from my disability. I could walk then. I have 2 older brothers and my sister. My 2nd oldest had been there and after a week he returned home about 3 hours away. My Mom was stable and they put her in step down. She was awake but couldn't talk they had her on a tube and they were feeding her through it.
It was a Friday and I was exercising her legs and arms. She wasn't happy and had tears in her eyes. My Mom was so independent and I know she hated it. After a while she settled down and I left when my sister arrived. Later my sister called me it was around 8 am an my Mom had aspirated into her lungs. She was back in the ICU and on a breathing machine.
One my way to the hospital a song came on the radio and I got this feeling of dread wash over me. I can't explain it but I knew she wasn't going to make it.
This is the song:
When I arrived just seeing her not moving and all hooked up was upsetting. The doctor talk to my older brother, my sister and I. He said she wouldn't wake up and the state she was in was as good as it was going to get. My Mom never wanted to live unless she was independent. We had them take her off the breathing machine. It was the longest 3 hours of my life. She did pass away around 1:30 pm that day October 20th, 2001
The funeral home made a keepsake video for us and to this day I can't watch it. I need to get it on dvd cause it is on vhs and I don't have one currently. I am not sure if I would watch it anyway the images are wonderful as well as painful.
I was medicated after my Mom passed. It kept me numb for about a year. It was the only way I made it threw that year, or so I thought. But afterward it felt fresh and I eventually had to deal with the emotion and work through the pain.
I don't get to the cemetery anymore but my husband goes for me mostly at Christmas to put a wreath on her grave for me with out being asked. This was what she liked to do for my father who is next to her.
It does get easier each year and I do like to think of my favorite things about her. When I lived with her the clean smell before bed when I had my goodnight hug and kiss. Her reading my horoscope from the Newspaper in the morning. How she checked the newspaper to make sure her obit wasn't in there so she had to go to work. She loved flowers and had many all around the outside of her home.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Today is the 14th anniversary of my first date with my Husband. I have posted this story before but I am in so much pain I can't be sitting for long. So if you read this before just skip it.
This is "OUR" song:
My Husband and I met through a Country Radio Dateline. Our first date btw was October 19, 1996. We still celebrate it like an aniversary. Russ (my husbands name) That day it was pooring rain. I actually wasn't going to go. I had spent a year doing "blind dates" and had no luck. So I didn't have much hope for this one. He lived so much further away from me and wanted me to go into the city to meet him. I knew I would get lost. When I called to cancel due to this concern, he said he would take a bus up to my area to meet me instead. We had only spoken by phone a few times.
We met at a shopping Mall at a JcPenney outlet. He was taking a bus there he lived in the city and I in the Suburbs. After 20 mins he hadn't arrived. I was still living at home and called to see if he had called. He did and she said he was at the JcPenney Outlet. After I hung up I noticed there were two enterances. I was a little nervous. Compared to what I weigh now I was around 220 lbs. Which was skinny for me, I was 350 in 1985. My previous "date" from the dateline told me I was too fat for him. We got along on the phone but when I went to meet him he wasn't very nice about tell me either.
When I first saw him I thought he is Cute! I then started thinking ok he is probably a nut. Or I am too fat again. My Husband is around 5' 6' and 170 lbs soaking wet. We did make a weird couple. We went to see a movie and afterward we went for coffee. When I dropped him off home he kissed my cheek. On the way home he called to make sure I was ok. Actually I got lost. haha. He made me promise I would call him when I got home. I thought that was sweet because it was around 3 am and he had to get up at 5:30 am. They were doing a flower run. He had explained he had worked for this family owned Flower Shop since he was 15. He started out with them selling flowers on the corner at traffic lights. The Flower Shop was owned by the sweetest man in his 60's and his daughter ran the financial part of the business. Russ was more like family than employee.
So the next day it was around 9 am and he called to chat. He asked if I wouldn't mind coming to pick him up and we could do something. We got together and decided to rent a video. I explained I still lived with my Mom. He said he would be happy to meet her and it was ok. My hopes were really getting up there by this. Only other guy I ever brought home was a "moocher". Boy did my Mom hate the "moocher" So I was nervous over whether my Mom would like Russell.
He got along very well with my Mom. My Mom was so cool. She just had a way about her that just made you feel at home to anyone that came to visit. Russ and I talked on the phone during the day and we got together just to hang out or whatever each night. Not sure how I even made it through that first month. Use to get up at 7 am got to work, leave work pick Russ up and then go home and he would eat with us and then take him home around 11pm and it was a 45 min trip each way.
As I mentioned I worked for a bank processing center. The customers I delt with where businesses. I worked for this company for over 12 years. Started as a clerk and progress through the company --Supervisor, Customer Service Rep and before I went out on disability I was an Administrative Assistant. I was working as a Customer Service Representative at this time. A week after we met I was at work and I get this call from the front office. So I go up front and there is this "HUGE" flower arrangement. The vase itself was about 3 feet tall. Bunch of flowers and like big 3 balloons. One was almost as big as a person. SO picture this. I am carrying this monstrosity through and pasted about 60 people at least. Inside I was thrilled but very, very embarrassed because EVERYONE was asking me about him. When I called him to thank him the owner's daughter answered and she was giggling. So I knew she was laughing about the flowers.
I kinda wanted to embarrass him back. I was thinking for a day or two. Was going to send a HUGE card. But the sayings weren't right. So I got a teddy bear. Not a frilly one. Just plain one with a bow tie around his neck. I made a sign on the computer "Life before you was UN-BEAR-ABLE." I boxed it up and sent it to him by Fed-Ex. This way he had to sign for it and I could track the package. After he gets it I get a call. I can tell he is embarrassed and I hear the "girls" at the shop laughing. Haha.
Well after about a month of exhausting, little sleep, excited days, my Mom suggested him moving in with us. He was spending every waking hour at our house anyway. Plus I could drop him at the train or bus station and he could commute to work at the Shop. As time went by we seemed to just "fit". We spent ALL of our free time together. I noticed he only really had friends at the flower shop. The guy he lived with even worked at the flower shop as well. I learned he had a terrible history. 6 months prior to our first date my husband had been in re- hab for drugs. He had a bad car accident while under the influence. Thankfully no one else was involved. He had no friends cause all his friends were drug users.
The man who owned the flower shop we called him "pop", pulled me aside one day when we were there. Pop told me I am good for him. He told me when he first met Russ, he was 15 yrs old walking the streets looking for his dad. Pop had asked him to help him with selling flowers. My husband had more of a family with the flower shop than his own. Russ' dad could only be found in a bar. When Russ was around 12 he was getting into trouble and his Mom sent him away. When he was able to leave the group home his Mom had moved in with another man and didn't bother to tell him. Can you Imagine.
One thing I was concerned about after we were dating was how Russ was about drinking. I had a talk with him and told him I didn't drink. It was ok if he wanted to but that because of my past that I couldn't date him. I had several childhood insidents of abuse from my Mom's boyfriend. I REALLY liked Russ, don't get me wrong. But, it was not something I would ever be comfortable being around. He was fine he said he didn't need to drink. Personnally I think with the drug problem that not drinking was good for him anyway. Nowadays, he occasionally will have a beer or two if we are out. We don't keep any in our house.
I truly think God meant for us to be together. We just sort of "fit". I needed him and he wanted to be needed.
Have a Great Day!
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