Monday, December 31, 2007
Sunday, December 30, 2007
this morn, i finally got the final pieces of my bench set together it was the barbell that holds the weights it came in 2 separate pieces with pins to hold it together for the past couple days i couldn't get those damn pins in they needed to be squeezed down, but how do you move steel i said to myself this morn, i'm trying this one more time alas figuring out the wire cutters were my best presser, or squeezer, i managed to reshape the pins just enough so i could pound them in finally, it is whole it is done, and i can begin to work out on it New Years day, or soon thereafter.....then it was off to church i really didn't want to go, but Marsha talked me into it leaving with my usual thought of heading to church, then straight home, i arrived back 8hrs later at the house going to church with Marsha is never just church i met her eldest granddaughter, then we all had lunch with Marsha's youngest daughter and Lil Miss Madison (15mos.) then it was babysitting time again for Marsha and me for a few hours then finally chillin for a little football, which i wanted to do all day today, i made it home about 6pm...but the service was good a time to remember all those who made their transition last year (died) and reflect on how we believe in life and death but it was also a time to catch up on a couple other people actually wanting to know when the memorial service would be for someone who had been murdered just before Christmas and to check on another member who is on her last days with cancer it's only a matter of time for her ..but it's all good only the body dies and our Soul lives forever......by the time i got out of church i had been talked into returning to volunteer for the church again i wasn't going back for various reasons i'll be back one day a week, but i'll see how long that lasts there's one person people including myself are struggling with and she happens to be the church administrator she hasn't been with us very long, but.....no matter what, i'll serve my community there somehow, someway as one of my Christmas gifts says: IT'S ALL GOOD!!!
p.s. i forgot the good news...Lil Miss Madison has been bonding with me the past few days i think it was friday nite that she just curled up in my lap and stayed there since then she wants to be in my arms hanging out with Aunti Karen i'm called it's taken awhile, but she finally totally warmed up to me warms my heart and makes me smile...
Friday, December 28, 2007
alas, i'm off from work after 3 weeks of work with no days off except Christmas, i get my normal weekend off i did volunteer for those hours to offset the Christmas blues it worked but the only problem now is i'm a little Grumpy such the price to pay but i'll be fine...it's a beautiful day here although cold it's been colder than hell for us lately but when the sun shines, it makes it a lot warmer one reason i love this state like better than Washington where i'd get cabin fever badly ...anyways, i'm off to Barnes and Noble today and hanging out with Marsha she gave me a gift card from B & N which i already spent most of it on a thermos love it, purrrrrrfect for taking my coffee to work the other one i used so much it got raunchy this one is much better...here i am talkin' about nothings and forgot where i was headed with this entry....O, i know....to let you know i had a WONDERFUL Christmas day brunch at Marsha's w/George too then off to see Charlie Wilson's War, which was a great movie then home to put together my bench set it's all together except the bar bell the pins are not fitting that holds it together will get my young neighbor to assist in reshaping those pins then i'm off to exercise my butt off so i can lose the weight i've gained since retiring part of my New Year's resolution besides i want to get in great conditioning and shape to backpack down to the Colorado River at the Grand Canyon one of my goals to accomplish by next fall Life is Good, a bowl of strawberries!
Friday, December 21, 2007
12 days of Christmas and what i gave to me:
radio 4 work
Johnny Depp pencil sketch
tool bag and screwdrivers
underwear and calendar
Jeep hoodie sweatshirt
bench and weight set
and one woman biker caricature
can you tell i've been doing retail therapy?
Thursday, December 20, 2007
sitting quietly again with my coffee and some famous amos cookies i was looking at Emerson Images, http://www.emersonlithos.com M introduced these photos to me last week she ran into the guy in Phoenix while on vacation these are BEAUTIFUL photos with great captions underneath the captions are from philosphers, world thinkers, spiritual leaders and the like apparently the photographer had taken all these photos around the world then while reading, he decided to add others' thoughts to them check out the website if nothing else i'm going to order some of them if i remember correctly, M said that the guy gives a huge percentage of his sales to fight AIDS (50%, i think?) these are awe inspiring well worth the view....enjoy!
Monday, December 17, 2007
well, i'm at it again ...
thought i'd window shop for a bench set & weights tonite part of my new year's resolution to exercise again & lose at least 20 lbs
it was practically 50% off
couldn't pass it up
good thing i got paid today
just what i was lookin' 4
hurry up Christmas or i'll be broke!
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
this is a Beautiful song by Tim McGraw if you don't listen to country music at least listen long enough to hear this song here are the lyrics...
If you’re readin’ this My momma’s sittin’ there Looks like I only got a one way ticket over here. I sure wish I could give you one more kiss War was just a game we played when we were kids Well I’m layin’ down my gun I’m hanging up my boots I’m up here with God and we’re both watchin’ over you So lay me down In that open field out on the edge of town And know my soul Is where my momma always prayed that it would go. If you’re readin’ this I’m already home. If you’re readin’ this Half way around the world I won’t be there to see the birth of our little girl I hope she looks like you I hope she fights like me And stands up for the innocent and the weak I’m layin’ down my gun, I’m hanging up my boots Tell dad I don’t regret that I followed in his shoes So lay me down In that open field out on the edge of town And know my soul is where my momma always prayed that it would go If you’re readin’ this, I’m already hoooommmmmeeee If you’re readin’ this, There’s gonna come a day You move on and find someone else and that’s okay Just remember this I’m in a better place Soldiers live in peace and angels sing amazing grace So lay me down In that open field out on the edge of town And know my soul is where my momma always prayed that it would go If you’re readin’ this If you’re readin’ this I’m already home
Thursday, December 13, 2007
If you go to this web site, www.LetsSayThanks.com you can pick out a thank you card and Xerox will print it and it will be sent to a soldier that is currently serving in Iraq . You can't pick out who gets it, but it will go to some member of the armed services.
How AMAZING it would be if we could get everyone we know to send one!!! This is a great site. Please send a card. It is FREE and it only takes a second.
Wouldn't it be wonderful if the soldiers received a bunch of these? Whether you are for or against the war, our guys and gals over there need to know we are behind them...
Saturday, December 8, 2007
Monday, December 3, 2007
well, december is here i'm almost done with the Christmas shoppin' even got some of the gifts wrapped tonite just a couple more and i'm finished ...was tellin' a friend this is not a good time for me to be working at the mall i get the Christmas blues and shoppin' is a good pick me up but i've been good lately, or at least today i made it out of the mall without shoppin' for myself oops, except for a snowman coffee mug it was only $5 so i did pretty good and i got paid today too but then i went to Walgreens for some wrappin' paper $28 later i made it home 2 decorations, gift boxes, wrappin' paper and 2 Hallmark cards ($8) they sure ain't cheap anymore o yes and one decoration was a lighted panel of Snoopy on his dog house decorated in lights that flash as he lays on his house, Woodstock sits on his tummy Merry Christmas (it says)....