Sunday, May 21, 2006
Thursday, May 18, 2006
Monday, May 15, 2006
Sunday, May 14, 2006
to all the Mothers in J-land hope you have a wonderful day! hugz
song: "Heart of the Mother"
men only: I am one with the heart of the Mother
I am one with the heart of Love
I am one with the heart of the Father
I am one with God
women only: Ave Maria
sing your hearts out!
Saturday, May 13, 2006
Monday, May 8, 2006
...that's what the bells says...that's the final answer i completed my Motorcycle training course today i passed the written test! YES!!!! i'm exhilarated! this is a major milestone for me completing this course let me know just how far i've come since my illness i've come a long way baby! riding the bike this weekend, my memory of doing so returned taking the written test and doing so well (i only missed 2 questions) indicated my memory is doing better than i ever thought Accomplishing this feat with much doubt in myself, has boosted my self-esteem immensely, not that it's been utterly bad it's just been a loooong road in recovery this milestone tells me i can shoot for some other dreams that involves formal education and taking written tests it gives me hope i can still dream!....and dream i will:-) (p.s. i bought a new battery for my bike, installed it and took a ride around the block this bike handles differently than the one i just trained on, but hopefully once i have my new tires in a few days, the bike will handle much easier).....until another day....g'nite
i'm callin myself the pink dyke today i've got my pink on and i was out fiddlin with my bike God help me! well i was already ready to ride got my boots on, got the keys out, took the cover off, unlocked the bike....and then....it wouldn't start the battery is all but dead...dammit!!! so i'm out there trying to figure out how to get the seat off for the battery is located under the seat well i pushed and pulled and cursed and...finally called the dealership thank you service department for letting me know about the lock on it it would have been nice if Marlo had told me about this well then i talk to parts department about the battery, yep definitely a new one needed problem is it's going to take them 5hrs to charge it before i can pick it up (actually longer) by the time it's ready, it'll be time to head out to class tonite for the written and final test for Motorcycle Training God i was soooo excited and soooo pumped up! what a deflater...@#$!
in the meantime, Boo's stitches and all are healing quite well she hasn't torn at the bandages at all to our surprise (vet included) so this friday, she gets her stitchers out and she's good to go then saturday will be our first day @ dog in the park before then i must get Jimmy out for a hike Boo's been going everywhere lately, but mostly to the vet...
Sunday, May 7, 2006
Saturday, May 6, 2006
Friday, May 5, 2006
I dont know much about the illegal immigrants and the war that is raging right now regarding them, however, i received the following from my niece and it had some very interesting points which i do agree with thought i'd share for you to contemplate...
>>> Passing on as received......
>>> Thoughts on immigration from a teacher's husband
>>> Subject: Something you won't read about in the papers during
>>> the immigration debate
>>> As you all listen to the news about the student protests over
>>> illegal immigration there are some things that you should be aware of.
>>> My wife is in charge of the English-as-a-second-language
>>> department at large southern California high school which is
>>> designated a Title 1 school, meaning that its students average
>>> lower socio-economic and income levels. Most of the schools you
>>> are hearing about South Gate High, Bell Gardens, Huntington Park,
>>> etc., where these students are protesting are also Title 1 schools.
>>> My wife tells me that 100% of the students in her school and
>>> other Title 1 schools are on the free breakfast, free lunch
>>> program. When I say free breakfast I' m not talking a glass of
>>> milk and roll... but a full breakfast and cereal bar with fruits
>>> and juices that would make a Marriott proud. The waste of this
>>> food is monumental, with trays and trays of it being dumped in
>>> the trash uneaten. She estimates that well over 50% of these
>>> students are obese or at least moderately overweight. About 75%
>>> or more DO have cell phones.
>>> The school also provides day care centers for the unwed teenage
>>> pregnant girls (some as young as 13) so they can attend class
>>> without the inconvenience of having to arrange for babysitters or
>>> having family watch their kids.
>>> She was ordered to spend $700,000 on her department or risk
>>> losing funding for the upcoming year even though there was little
>>> need for anything; her budget was already substantial. She ended
>>> up buying new computers for their computer learning center. Half
>>> of which, one month later, have been carved with graffiti by the
>>> appreciative students who obviously feel humbled and grateful to
>>> have a free education in America.
>>> She has had to intervene several times for young and substitute
>>> teachers whose classes consist of many illegal immigrant students
>>> here in the country less then 3 months who raised so much hell
>>> with the female teachers, calling them "Putas"--whores--and
>>> throwing things that the teachers were in tears.
>>> Free medical, free education, free food, day care etc.. etc..
>>> etc.. Is it any wonder they feel entitled to not only be in this
>>> country but to demand rights, privileges and entitlements?
>>> To my bleeding-heart liberal friends who want to point out how
>>> much these illegal immigrants contribute to our society because
>>> they LIKE their gardener and housekeeper and they like to pay
>>> less for tomatoes: spend some time in the real world of illegal
>>> immigration and see the TRUE costs. Higher insurance, medical
>>> facilities closing, higher medical , more crime , lower standards
>>> of education in our schools , overcrowding, new diseases etc..
>>> etc.. etc.. For me --- I 'll pay more for tomatoes.
>>> We need to wake up. The guest worker program will be a disaster
>>> because we won't have the guts to enforce it. Does anyone in
>>> their right mind really think they will leave and return voluntarily?
>>> There are many hardworking Hispanic/American citizens that
>>> contribute to our country and many that I consider my true
>>> friends. We should encourage and accept those Hispanics who have
>>> done it the right and legal way. It does, however, have
>>> everything to do with culture. A third-world culture that does
>>> not value education, that accepts children getting pregnant and
>>> dropping out of school by 15 and that refuses to assimilate...
>>> and an American culture that has become so weak and politically
>>> correct that we don't have the will to do anything about it.
>>> If this makes your blood boil, as it did mine, forward this to
>>> everyone you know.
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