Saturday, January 15, 2011
Not very much going on here. DH took a drug test on friday for the new job he is trying to get. He hasn't heard yet, the snow sort of threw everything off schedule. We keep hoping. Just the thought of going from $100 for gas and tolls to $20-$30 in gas alone would be awesome.
Been really cold here. We had to keep the heater at 65 degrees. I normally try to keep it at 60 to save on electricity. The other night I was so cold my body was shivering. Was definitely a first for me. Guess as you get older you get colder. Ha!
Ok this post is just for fun. Ok I admit a few of the things I am guilty of like #24, #37 and #3 because we have 7 cats. Ha! But, #8 eeewww. Some of them I think is a bit much. But, it is for fun and not to be taken seriously.
**** Does Your Cat Own You? ****
1. Do you select your friends based on how well your cats like them?
2. Does your desire to collect cats intensify during times of stress?
3. Do you buy more than 50 pounds of cat litter a month?
4. Do you scoop out the litter box after each use? Do you wait at the box the scoop in your hand?
5. Do you think it's cute when your cat swings on the drapes or licks the butter?
6. Do you admit to non-cat owners how many cats you really have?
7. Do you sleep in the same position all night because it annoys your cats when you move?
8. Do you kiss your cat on the lips?
9. Do you feed your cat tidbits from the table with your spoon?
10. Does your cat sit at the table (or ON the table) when you eat?
11. Does your cat sleep on your head? Do you like it?
12. Do you have more than four opened but rejected cans of cat food in the refrigerator?
13. Do you watch bad TV because the cat is sleeping on the remote?
14. Did you buy a videotape of fish swimming in an aquarium to entertain your cat?
15. Will you stand at the open door indefinitely in the freezing rain while your cat sniffs the door, deciding whether to go out or come in?
16. Would you rather spend a night at home with your cat than go out on a bad date?
17. Do you give your cat presents and a stocking at Christmas? Do you spend more for your cat than you do for your spouse?
18. Do the Christmas cards you send out feature your cat sitting on Santa's lap? Does your cat sign the card?
19. Do you put off making the bed until the cat gets up?
20. Does your cat eat out of cut crystal stemware because you both watched the same commercial on television?
21. Do you microwave your cat's food? Prepare it from scratch?
22. Do you climb out of bed over the headboard or foot board, so you won't disturb the sleeping cat?
23. When you are preparing to leave for the day, do you seek out each cat and inform them of your anticipated return time?
24. Do you sleep with no pillow under your head, because the cat wants to sleep on it?
25. Do you stand at the computer because the cat is sleeping on the chair?
26. Do you make sure there's plenty of kitty litter in the house, even though you may run out of toilet paper?
27. At the store, do you pick out the cat food before you pick out anything for yourself?
28. Do you go to sleep sitting up in bed because you were reading and the cat is curled up on your lap asleep?
29. Does it always take you longer than expected to read a magazine, because the cat keeps curling up on it while you're reading?
30. Do you frequently leave your dresser drawer open when you leave for the day, because the cat jumped into one of them and is asleep in one of the drawers?
31. Is the only comb you can find in the bathroom a flea comb?
32. Do you cook a special turkey for your cat on holidays?
33. Does your cat "insist" on a fancy Sunday breakfast consisting of an omelette made from eggs, milk, and salmon, halibut, or trout?
34. Do you have pictures of your cat in your wallet? Do you bring them out when your friends share pictures of their children? (Pollsters claim that 40 percent of cat owners carry their pet's pictures in their wallets, by the way.)
35. When people call to talk to you on the phone, do you insist that they say a few words to your cat as well?
36. Do you accept dates only with those who have a cat? If so, do you eventually double-date with the cats to see how they get along?
37. When someone new comes to your house, do you introduce your cat, by name, to them?
38. Do you keep old, empty pizza boxes on theinstead of throwing them away, because the cat likes to sleep in it?
Friday, January 14, 2011
I was exhausted from the confrontation with my nurse. Had the rest of the day just feeling drained. So I had a movie I recorded a few weeks ago called Leap Year. It was a romantic comedy so I normally watch those alone. DH doesn't care for them much. The movie had Amy Adams. I really like her from Enchanted.
The movie is about a woman who has an elaborate scheme to propose to her boyfriend on Leap Day, an Irish tradition which occurs every time the date February 29 rolls around, faces a major setback when bad weather threatens to derail her planned trip to Dublin. With the help of an innkeeper, however, her cross-country odyssey just might result in her getting engaged
One thing in the movie I thought was SO romantic. There was a wedding they were attending and the bride did this toast to the groom.
"May you never steal, lie, or cheat, but if you must steal, then steal away my sorrows, and if you must lie, lie with me all the nights of my life, and if you must cheat, then please cheat death because I couldn't live a day without you. Cheers! "
So means I am in the romantic mood I looked some "love" stories up. Of course there aren't many out there I found. But, I did find one they called a funny love story but to me it was more of a joke. The seconed one is the more serious. Enjoy!
~* Bad Butler *~
A wealthy couple prepared to go out for the evening. The woman of the house gave their butler, Jervis, the night off. She said they would return home very late, and she hoped he would enjoy his evening.
The wife wasn't having a good time at the party. So, she came home early, alone. Her husband stayed on, socializing with important clients. As the woman walked into her house, she found Jervis by himself in the dining room. She called him to follow her, and led him into the master bedroom.
She turned to him and said, in the voice she knew he must obey, "Jervis, I want you to take off my dress." This he did, hanging it carefully over a chair. "Jervis," she continued, "now take off my stockings and garter belt." Again, Jervis silently obeyed. "Now, Jervis, I want you to remove my bra and panties." Eyes downcast, Jervis obeyed. Both were breathing heavily, the tension mounting between them.
She looked sternly at him and said, "Jervis, if I ever catch you wearing my stuff again, you're fired!"
~*~ Love of a Lifetime ~*~
Once upon a time there was a teacher and his student lay down under the big tree near the big grass area. Then suddenly the student asked the teacher,
Student : Teacher, I'm confused how we find our soul mate. Can you please help me?
Teacher : "Silent for few second, than he answer" Well, it's pretty hard and easy question..
Student : "THINK HARD" Ha???
Teacher : Look on that way, there are a lot of grass there, why don't you walk there but please never walk backward, just walk straight ahead. On your way, try to find a beautiful grass and pick it up then give it to me. But just one.
Student : Well, ok then... wait for me... "Walk straight ahead to the grass field"
A few minutes later...
Student : I'm back..
Teacher : Em, well I don't see any beautiful grass on your hand.
Student : On my journey, I found few beautiful grass, but I thought that I would find a better one, so I didn't pick it up. But I didn't realize that I'm in the end of the field, and I hadn't pick any. Cause you told me not to go back, so I didn't go back.
Teacher : That's what happened in real life.
What is the message of this story?
* Grass --> is people around you
* Beautiful Grass --> is people that attract you
* Grass Field --> is time
In looking for your soul mate, please don't always compare and hope that there will be a better one. By doing that, you'll waste your lifetime, cause remember "Time Never Goes Back".... So try to accept what he/she is.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
I am not doing too well. This nagging stress I can't seem to shake off. We don't have enough for our mortgage so I am going to pay the Electric Bill. I am concerned we will not be able to catch up with the mortgage bill this month. I just don't know where that leaves us. We are already in a bankruptcy so I am not sure on our options.
Then this morning Linda (my nurse) we had it out so to speak. Of course me - I hate confrontations. Broke down in tears and we had a confrontation. I have blogged about problems with her before. So we air a few things. I was too upset to really tell her everything but she knows my primary problems with her. She thinks my DH hates her. I can't say she is too off with that assumption. I told her he didn't. But there isn't much I can do about that. He hasn't been please with her for sometime in her treatment of me. We will see what happens next.
I got this from another spark member. I would give them credit but I deleted it by accident. Here is the info and you might want to share with others.
There's a site called spokeo.com that's a new online USA phone book w/personal information: everything from pics you've posted on FB or web, your approx credit score, home value, income, age, family member's names. Remove yourself by searching your name, find your page, copy the URL then go to the bottom right of the page & click on the Privacy link to remove yourself. Copy & re-post so your FB and Spark friends are aware.
Here is a more detailed information that might be more clear.
Look up your name if there is a listing select it and in the summary mode copy the URL.
Then go to this link:
Copy the URL and your email and security code. After that check your email and confirm the removal. It should be removed right away.
I found this story when I was looking into stories. It is so touching it gave me chills. I have wanted to share it for sometime. Because it is copyrighted I contacted the author and been about a month with no reply. I would have just linked it but I can't seem to find it now.
I really wanted to share this story so I am posting it with her name and copyright in place.
Only God knows why He chooses certain people
to receive miracles. It doesn't always make
sense to us, but of this thing, I am certain:
Miracles are real!
And what better reason for giving thanks?
written by Donna Sheehan
When I was 20 years old, I had to undergo a series of extensive and painful tests, which resulted in the discovery of a tumor on my brain. Although I wasn't actively or outwardly religious at that time, I did have faith in God, having had attended Sunday School and Church for most of my pre-teen years. When I was told that I had a tumor, I remained quite calm over it, mostly because I didn't comprehend - and hadn't been told - the extent of the dangers involved. My mother was very aware of the dangers though. The neuro-surgeon had told her that he wasn't certain he could remove the entire tumor, as it was so large and in a very sensitive area of my brain. For the time being, Mom kept that information to herself.
Mom had just recently begun attending a church in our area. As a young girl, she was raised by the Salvation Army, and had always been a very strong believer. On Sunday, the day before my surgery, Mom went to church early to pray. There was an adult Sunday School in progress when she arrived, so she attended it for the first time. To her shock, when she walked into the room, she saw a screen with an enlarged picture of a brain. The lesson of that day was on how the different areas of the brain function, and how it was believed by some, that a particular area is active only in Christians. Seeing the brain in full detail was more than Mom could bear, and she ran from the room, crying. When a woman from the class followed her, and asked why she was so upset, Mom told her of my impending operation. The woman comforted Mom and led her back into the classroom, where all the members then joined together in prayer.
The big day finally arrived. Operation Day. I had already been in the hospital for a week of tests and preparation. It was the eighth day of the eighth month, and eight hours of surgery was scheduled for 08:00. I got up extra early, not because of worry, but because I was concerned about how I looked for the surgery. (Funny, I thought I was so grown up back then...) It was just prior to the time of surgery, when a nurse said, "You're wearing makeup! And nailpolish! You can't wear that during an operation!" There was a last-minute scramble as the nurses rushed to find nailpolish remover and makeup remover. I was devastated to know that my medical team would see me without makeup! Fortunately, I suffered with that knowledge only briefly, as the gas mask covered my face, and I began to count backwards from one hundred. In my last few seconds of consciousness, I heard a loud buzz. Frantic, but unable to move, I silently screamed, "Stop! You can't saw my head open! I'm still awake!" Then I drifted off into nothingness. I realized later, that the sound I had heard was the buzz of an electric shaver. They had delayed the shaving of my head until I was anaesthetized, to ease the trauma of losing my long hair.
As the team of experts worked diligently on me, a visitor informed Mom that patients having my operation stood a 50/50 chance of coming out alive. Poor Mom. She waited and prayed. Meanwhile, the members of the surgical team were in for a startling surprise. As they explored my brain, they discovered that the tumor had disappeared! How could this be? All of the tests had shown, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that a tumor existed; but where was it now? Only God knew.
While I was still recovering in the hospital, I told Mom about a tune that I couldn't get out of my head. It was a song I hadn't heard before, and it was beautiful. It played in my head when I slept, and it was playing in my head when I woke up from the surgery too. I hummed it for her. I can still picture Mom, glowing with delight as she smiled and said, "Honey, that's the song we sang in Church when we prayed for you."
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Ever see those cartoons where the person is walking and there is a big storm cloud with rain and lighting above them. Only above them and no one else? Well I think my DH and I are those one of those people.
Last night it was snowing so I was very nervous with my DH coming home from work. He was running 30 mins later than normal when he called. His back tire blew out. He did a 360 degree spin when it did. He was broke down and had a tire but no jack to change it. He was fine but a little shook up.
We don't have AAA and no real "physical" friends. It is 11:30 pm and I know my family would be asleep. I am so grateful that I have good internet research skills. I was able to fine two Towing companies near where he was broke down. I called one and the man was half a sleep. He gave me the number of a 24 hours one. I called him and they went to help my DH.
To add insult to injury both my cordless phone battery was low and beeping. One was low earlier in the day and I was using the second one which was low and ready to cut off on me. Finally about 12:30 am my husband got home. I am so happy nothing happened to him. I do thank God for that.
This storm cloud has got to go. I had to use the mortgage money for the tow and now for a new tire. It just keeps raining. I just can't figure out what to do. Praying something or some how I will be able to get these bills paid. I know we tried a few agencies for help and they just don't have it. So please anyone have an umbrella or a rainbow send it my way. In the mean time I will be "Singing in the Rain".
Song of the Day:
Here are the rest of the "recipes"
~*~ How To Bake A Cake: Charming Recipe Story ~*~
*This version was found in a cookbook from 1967
You’ll find this popular recipe story in a variety of old cookbooks. That Johnny, he’s a busy boy!
Heat oven. Grease pan. Crack nuts. Get your bowl, spoons and ingredients. Remove 18 blocks and 7 toy automobiles from kitchen table. Measure 2 cups flour onto piece of waxed paper. Get sifter out of cabinet. Remove Johnny’s hand from flour. Wash flour off him.
Measure out 1 cup more flour to replace what is now on floor. Put 2 1/2 tsp. baking powder and 1/2 tsp. of salt in the sifter. Get dustpan and brush up pieces of bowl which Johnny has accidentally knocked off table.
Get another bowl. Measure and sift ingredients. With spoon work 1/4 cup of shortening against side of bowl. Answer doorbell. Return to kitchen. Remove Johnny’s hands from bowl. Wash shortening off him. Add one cup granulated sugar gradually. Answer telephone. Return to kitchen. Remove Johnny’s hands from bowl. Wash shortening and sugar off him.
Get out an egg. Answer doorbell. Return to kitchen. Mop up floor. Change Johnny’s shoes which are all eggy. Get another egg. Beat. Remove toy automobile from bowl. Add flour mixture alternately with egg, 3/4 cup milk and one tsp. vanilla. Answer knock at back door. Remove Johnny’s hands from bowl. Wash shortening, sugar, flour, milk and vanilla off him. Beat…mixture that is…Take up greased pan, find it has 1/4 inch layer of salt in bottom. Look for Johnny, who has disappeared.
Get another pan and grease it. Answer telephone. Return to kitchen and find, of all people, Johnny. Remove his hands from bowl. Wash shortening etc., etc., off him. Take up greased pan; find it has 1/4 inch of nutshells in it. Head for Johnny, who flees, knocking bowl off table.
Wash kitchen floor. Wash kitchen table. Wash kitchen walls. Wash dishes. Call up your baker and order a cake. Lie down…
~*Recipe For Preserving Children*~
-Author Unknown, found in old cookbook
1 grass grown field, one half dozen children (or more), several dogs (and puppies if in season), 1 brook, pebbles.
Method: Into field pour children and dogs allowing to mix well. Pour brook over pebbles till slightly frothy. When children are nicely brown, cool in warm tub, when dry, serve with milk, fresh baked bread and cookies.
***Recipe For A Happy Home***
To one half cup of friendship -
Add a cup of thoughtfulness,
Cream together with a
Pinch of powdered tenderness (very lightly beaten)
In a bowl of loyalty With a cup of faith, one of hope and one of charity.
Be sure to add a spoonful each of gaiety that sings
And also the ability to laugh at little things
Moisten with the sudden tear of heartfelt sympathy
Bake in a good natured pan and serve repeatedly.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
I am doing pretty good today so far.
My DH is so grouchy late because he hates his job. They are constantly bringing in new employees and make him train them. Then they stick him on the sorter which hurts his back and shoulders. The supervisor actually made a joke about my husband's pain.
So, DH went to another temp service yesterday and they had 2 jobs available. One was 30 mins away and the same salary he is making now. The second one is about 5-10 mins away but a dollar less. I told him to try for the closer one because less gas and commute time. They are submitting him to the company today. So cross your fingers and toes for us.
I was researching some stories and came acrossed these great "recipes". There were quite a few so I am posting half today and half tomorrow. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
~*~ Old Wash Day Recipe ~*~
Old Washtub To Do Laundry
Variations of this ‘recipe’ handed down from a grandmother to her granddaughter on her wedding day has circulated around the net for years. Snopes declares this was making rounds well before the internet as “xeroxlore”.
Whether it truly written by a grandmother to her granddaughter we’ll probably never know. But it is quite charming.
Build fire in backyard to heat kettle of rain water.
Set tubs so smoke wont blow in eyes if wind is pert.
Shave one hole cake of lie soap in boilin water.
Sort things, make 3 piles. 1 pile white, 1 pile colored, 1 pile work britches and rags.
To make starch, stir flour in cool water to smooth, then thin down with boilin water.
Take white things, rub dirty spots on board, scrub hard, and then boil. Rub colored, don’t boil, just rinse and starch.
Take things out of kettle with broomstick handle, then rinse, and starch.
Hang old rags on fence.
Spread tea towels on grass.
Pore rinse water in flower bed.
Scrub porch with hot soapy water.
Turn tubs upside down.
Go put on clean dress, smooth hair with hair combs. Brew cup of tea, sit and rock a spell and count your blessings.
Paste this over your washer and dryer. Next time when you think things are bleak, read it again, kiss that washing machine and dryer, and give thanks.
First thing each morning you should run and hug your washer and dryer, also your toilet — those two-holers used to get Mighty Cold!
~*~ Recipe For A Happy Day ~*~
1 cup friendly words
2 cups (heaping) understanding
4 tsp (heaping) time and patience
Pinch of warm personality
Dash of humor
Method for Mixing:
Measure words carefully.
Add heaping cups of understanding.
Use generous amounts of time and patience.
Keep temperatures low. Do not boil.
Add dash of humor and a pinch of warm personality.
Season to taste with a spice of life.
Serve in individual molds.
More Or Less
I found this in an old cookbook:
Go Less – Sleep More
Ride Less – Walk More
Talk Less – Think More
Scold Less – Praise More
Waste Less – Give More
Eat Less – Chew More
Clothe Less – Bathe More
Idle Less – Play More
Worry Less – Laugh More
Preach Less – Practice More
** I will post part 2 of the recipes tomorrow **
Have a Wonderful Day!
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