Sunday, December 30, 2007

Feeling Blah

Must be the lack of sunshine,after holiday hum drums or just plain worn out.
All I want to do is bury my head under the sheets and sleep.I want to be alone,not talk to anyone,not go to work and sure do not want to put on a fake happy face and pretend I am chipper.
I hope I get on top of things in a few days.Until then I am going to take a few days off,no comments,no posts just take a break.I hope I will have an attitude adjustment and be feeling happy again in a few days.
Until then,Happy New Year and God Bless.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

New year's Resolutions

Each year I and I am sure you all make New Year's Resolutions.Loose weight,exercise more,be nicer to others,what ever.
I decided several years ago to STOP with the resolutions.Seems I never stuck to them anyway.I also felt that it should not be because of the first of the year I should do this.If it is a bad habit I need to stop it NOW!!!! it could be July 17 September 26 or January 1.
So the year I stopped making resolutions was the one and only year I was successful at sticking to it all year.
So I am curious, what if any resolutions do you have?
Happy New Year to you!!!!!
BTW I will have to break it off with the alter girl not boy,
After all my heart belongs to ?????????????????????

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Just a little of this and that.

Would you still be kissing this face?I was checking out the kisses a little bit ago and was surprised to see they had messages with them too.I did not know that before.That made it all the more fun.Should I say who the winner for the most kisses was????? Nope I would never kiss and tell!!
Secondly, again thanks to all who sent me cards I loved it and it did brighten a rather dreaded time of year for me.
Last night our Life Group from church got together to go out to eat. Had a great time and got to ride in a mama mobile like Steffie has.Just not as new.I named it the Hope mobile for our church New Hope.
Have any of you ever had it when your boss puts you down in front of all your co-workers.I do not think she did it to be mean or even realized how it sounded,but I was crushed.Maybe any other time of year it would not have been so bad,but I was so hurt and upset.Then later she said you are doing a great job but we need to be honest.There is a small part of me that thinks I need to look else where and an other part of me says grow up and suck it up.With that and the pregnant grumpy gal.(It does not seem to be working any more with the kill her with kindness).
I would love to ask her who pissed in her Post Toasties!!!!!!
I will be going with my parent to my sisters house on Christmas eve.will be fun seeing my great nephew for the firts time.He is about 8 months old and weighs around 25 lbs.Hmm maybe he takes after me rolly pollie.LOLLOLOL
Wishing all of you a blessed and safe Christmas.
You are all so special and I enjoyed getting to know you this past year.
Hugs and more hugs,

Thursday, December 20, 2007

I've been taged

Holiday Hoopla,
List 12 things about yourself that have to do with Christmas.
1.I am a hurry up and buy it shopper.I set out do it get it done,none of this dragging it out for ever stuff here.(Guess it helps I have very few to buy for).

2.When I was younger 4th -7th grade or around there I would stay home from school before Christmas so I could peak at my gifts under the tree.I found out it takes the fun out of opening presents.

3.I have always found it much more fun to give then to receive.I just wish I had more money to help a needy family or surprise someone with a load of gifts.

4.My bedroom window faced the back yard and garage growing up.I can remember watching dad carry in the gifts from Santa after we went to bed.OK so maybe we were getting a little old for Santa but my parents still enjoyed it.

5.After listening to my dad tell us he was going to shoot Santa every year if he saw him.Soon after three kids went to bed dad would stand at the bottom of the stairs and do his Hoo Hoo Hoo followed quickly by aloud bang!Only to hear three kids yelling DAAAAAAAD!(Again maybe a sign we were to old for Santa to come).

6.Going to church on Christmas eve for the Sunday School Christmas Program and getting the bag of candy after the program.A bag with peanuts,an apple,chocolate stars, and some other candy.

7.Spending Christmas with my family and Grandparents.As a child it was torture having to eat a big meal and wait to open presents until everyone was done eating the dishes washed and put away.

8.Riding around town looking at decorations.But the biggest treat was the lighting of the lights on main street.It was always a big deal with a big count down before they were lit.

9.ON the same note of decorations, it was lighting ours at home every night.My sisters and I would take turns lighting them.A real big production,just flip a switch.However if say a pest of a little brother(hmm I wonder who that could have been) lit them and it was not his night to..... well they would be turned off by mom and re lit by the sister who was to light them that night.

10.As I posted before my Santa hat story and the demented lady at the nursing home.(scroll down if you do not know what i am referring to.)

11.All the goodies I get to eat.

12. I can not think of any more so I will just say Tough toenails I only had 11.

OK I now tag Steff,Kimberley,Becky and of course crazy lady.And any other poor person who wants to play along as well.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Frosty is in trouble

A little holiday humor.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Better days ahead.

As I think of the many who have a hard time with the holidays (myself included).Remember you are not alone.Let us remember each other and know our Heavenly Father is watching over us.
As everyone gets busy in the next weeks let us not forget the greatest gift of all.
His son!
Blessings this holiday season.
Your cards and kind words have brightened my holiday thank you so very much.
I am humbled by all of your thought fullness.
May you be richly blessed this holiday season.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

The Blog Fairy.

Looks like the blog fairy struck again! I think I am going to like this one.Have at it girls.LOLOLOLOl
No fighting now, there is plenty of me to go around.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Happy Birthday Becky!!!!

Please join me in wishing a very special friend a Happy 29th????, Birthday!
My good friend Becky is celebrating her birthday on December 16th.
I have gotten to know Becky and her husband Joe and their kids through church.What wonderful friends they have become.You may thank Becky for getting me to become a blogger.Not sure if you want to thank her or yell at her for that one.
Please leave a comment hear or go to her blog and wish her a happy birthday.

Happy Birthday Becky.Did you enjoy being sung to at the library today???

Friday, December 14, 2007

My place

Thought you would all enjoy seeing my Christmas decorations.So hear is a picture of some one's place.I got it of the web search.Gotch ya!(No it is not my place).LOLOL however it does bring me to a fun story.
One of the first years I lived in my house I am in now I had lots of lights outside.Icicle lights,lights around the windows and door, on the bushes and on the railing. OK so maybe it was a little overkill but I liked it and did not think it was to bad.
However my good friend and neighbor who lived across the street from me loved to tease and play jokes.One evening as I was entertaining some people from church I got a phone call.When I answered the party on the phone said he was calling from Iowa power & electric company and I was being asked to shut off my lights because the electric meters in our town were having a hard time keeping up with the power.
About a week later he was coming into town with his wife and he called to see if there was a fire ( or as he said with his southern drawl Faar)because there seemed to be such a bright glow coming from our end of town.
Well as I shared this with other friends we decided to get him back and do it good.
One weekend they were out of town and I was house sitting and watching their two dogs.So when they were gone we decided their place needed to be decorated for the holidays as well.We gathered several strings of colored lights, an old ugly plastic nativity set, and some other old and not to pretty decorations.We just put them where ever.Strung one string of lights on a bush, put an other on the porch rail and took the nativity scene and just plopped it on a bush.Needless to say we made it look terrible.
We plugged it all in and proudly light them that weekend.They came home and did not see them so I said look out the front window.
I thought he was going to have a stroke right there on the spot.
He freaked and his wife ran for the camera laughing all the way.
The lights were quickly taken down and he never again teased me about lights.
I think back of that time and I still laugh at how much fun it was.
Better watch what you say about my decorations.HeeHee Hee!!!!!!
Merry Christmas.:).

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

I am crushed

I have been crushed by some comment on other blogs.People have been doing some comments on Christmas MeMe. They talk about real or artifical trees, clear or colored lights.Wrapped or bags.and on and on.Then the ugliest decoration question comes up and I hear people say those big blow up snowman outside.
OUCH!!!! It is like a knife has been stuck into my chest and twisted.
I am one of thise odd ducks who has the inflatable snowmen in my front yard.Actualy I have several and one that pops out of a gift box too.
Now how about those lighted reindeer? What is you feeling on them.Not thatI have any>>>>
And your thought on blinking lights????
I dislike blinking lights.But i dislike it more when I see colored and clear lights together outside. A real fashion no no.
I am kidding I just laugh about the snowman comments. If someone like me did not buy them the stores would never get rid of them.
I will try to do all fun Christmas posts until Christmas
Ohhh how about the plastic nativity scenes????
Have a great week and just be glad you do not live near me or you may end up with a decorated front yard.
Look for the next Christmas story comming to a computer near you.

Monday, December 10, 2007

2nd post of the day.

I have been having a dog gone good time this past week.
Seems a blogging friend has asked that you send me Christmas card. And the response has been overwhelming.
I could not understand why I kept getting cards from these people I did not know.(Many of you just signed your name and not your blogger name) I do not know all of you by name.I am sorry!
Between a fancy Christmas blog and all the cards I am sure to have a memorable Christmas.
If you did send a card and only signed you name I would love to know who you are. If you want to leave a comment with either your last name or maybe the first few letters it would be nice.
Also many did not put a return address on the envelope making it hard for me to respond.
I got one from signed from the tribe, it took me at least 30 minutes to figure out it was my honey Steffie. Silly me I should have known.
Anyway I just wanted to say thanks so much I have enjoyed it more then you will ever know.
As of today I have gotten 8 cards from my blogging buddies.

Brian's wish list.

As Christmas is fast approaching I think of my wish list for the Holiday's this year.
I am one who is often content with what I have,I never ask or want to much at Christmas.There are few things I "NEED" yes some thing I would like to have but nothing that I can not live without.
This year however is different.My want list seems to be a little bigger this year.
Nothing major but a want list non the less.
Here they are in no particular order, actually they are all at the top of my list.
Some may some day happen others may never happen.
1. I would love nothing more then to be able to get together with all of you blogging buddies and meet face to face.I got to met Verna this past fall and it was great.I felt like I had know her for years and talking to her and her husband and daughter was great.I can never name names but there are a few that I have a picture in my mind and I feel like I can almost see us talking.Your friendships, comments,encouraging words and laughs we have shared over the past year has made such a dramatic difference in my life.Each and every one of you has touched my heart and my soul in ways you could never imagine.I feel I have grown not only spiritually but also mentally through all of our ups and downs this past year.I have found out there are others who share the same hurts I have.But I have had more fun getting to tease and pester some of you ladies.And getting it in return.
2. I would love nothing more to read your blog tomorrow and see you got the word to travel the next day to bring home the special child your hearts all are aching for.What better Christmas present could that be for all of you.
3.I would love to send any of you who needs more $$$$$ for you adoption at least one thousand dollars or more to help out.Of coures I need to use Chloe as a sample.Seeing how she brightens up a room with her almond eyes and warm smile,I just melt.I thank God for all of you who have opened not only your homes but your hearts to these children.When I hear of what could have been for these kids it makes me ill.
4.I would love for all who have lost loved ones this past year to be able to tell their loved one one more time what an impact they had made in your life.
5. I would love to see no more hurt and pain in family.Seeing how a child can hurt their parent or a spouse can hurt their mate or children.How I would love to take all the hurt away.
As I sat in church yesterday and we were singing wonderful Christmas songs tears just filled my eyes as I think of what a wonderful gift it would be if my dad stopped his drinking. I think of the pain my mom endures each day and I just ache for her.
I often wonder if God is listening to this prayer. I have been praying it so long I often think it is no use it will never happen.I wish I had the words to comfort my mom some days.I guess just being there and listening is all I can do,just like you are doing now for me.
This is my list and maybe just maybe next year at this time I can check all of them off my list.
Until then lets us keep our faith and know it is all in Gods time.As much as I hate to say it I know it is.
May you all be as richly blessed as I am.
Remember,God loves you and so do I.
Thanks for a great 2007. May 2008 bring us even closer together.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

A repeat of a good story.

I know what you are about to read some of you may have read before but it is one of my all time favorite nursing home stories of when I worked there.It seems I always has some fun and entertaining thing to report when I worked at the nursing home.Unlike the the dialysis center where most of them have elevators that go to the 21st floor.
Picture it a retired pastors wife.One whom has served the churches, been a Sunday school teacher for years.She may have sang in the church choir,lead a bible study some women's small group.You get it the normal pastor wife thing most pastors wives are expected to do.
This women whom had been sadly hit with dementia now was able to say what she had wanted to say to people all these years.She could still sing hymns, recite scripture, tell you what churches she and her husband had served.And swear!!!! Yes she could let the words fly quite often.
This brings me to my story.It was shortly before Christmas and I was at work in the Christmas spirit.I had on my blinking bow tie, and my Santa hat.As residents were returning to their rooms after their noon meal,( dinner for us in Dutch land lunch for you big city folks) I was walking along side of her and just casually asked her if she wanted to wear my Santa hat. She responded very loud and firm.NO you damn fool Jesus is the reason for the season!!!!!!!!
The nurse working along with myself almost fell over laughing from her response. I had never heard it quite like that before.Needless to say I was left speechless.
I think to this day that is one of my favorite nursing home stories. So the next time you see someone in a Santa hat just smile and say MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!
Hope this brings a smile to your faces.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Calling all prayer worriers!

This may be one of the hardest most honest and most needed blog posting I have ever done.
I come to you asking for God to work a miracle,to touch a life and take away the attack of the devil who has been at work for years.
I think I have mentioned before that my dad has a serious drinking problem.It seems that it is only getting worse.He now drinking about 2 large (I think 1/2 or 1 gallon jugs of Jim Beam a week.)When he starts drinking in the late afternoon around 4:30ish he keeps drinking until he is stinking drunk.He tries to constantly pick fights with my mom,verbal never physical thank goodness.There have been times he has called me on the phone tells me or ask me something and a day or two later when I stop bye the house he goes through the same questions or telling me all over again.He has NO CLUE he had talked to me just a day or two ago. I am my mom's rock,her supporter the one she can talk to and share her hurts, frustrations and anger.She grew up in a home with a father who was a a drunk as well and now has been with one for years too.After 53 years of marriage and at 70 years old and with a very bad heart and other physical problems, leaving is no option!!!!Also her self esteem has been low all her life because of the verbal abuse.(Guess I know why mine is low too).It was always tip toe around home because you do not want to upset dad.Ohhh be quiet, dad has been drinking,lets not tell dad he will get mad.
I could go on and on of the hurtful things he has said not only to my mom but also to me over the years.They play in my mind like they were said just moments ago.Do I get pissed off,yes I do!!! Do I try to make light of it and laugh it off sure it seems to be easier then to think about it all the time.
Mom shared with me a incident that happened a week or two ago.
Mom was sleeping in the recliner because of shoulder pain she has been having.Dad had gone to bed about 45 minutes ago and was back down stairs with a flash light looking all around the house. Mom asked him what he was looking for and he replied my damn glasses, to which she responded, try looking on your head.Yes he was wearing them but was to drunk to know it.NO it is not dementia, it is plain %$# drunkenness.
I know we have a awesome God who can do great thing.He can move mountains,he can do anything.So I ask no I plead with you to please pray that God changes him and rids him of this evil drinking habit he has.
Please do not suggest an intervention I know it would NEVER WORK!!!!! But I honestly do think if many many many people pray that he stops it can happen.
My parents name are Jay and Gloria. And yes even though he has a drinking problem he is my dad and I do still love him I just do not love his problem.
Thanks to all in advance for your prayers kind words and encouragement.I know we can never have to many people praying for us so please join me in praying for this.
I hope that some day soon I can give one of the biggest PRAISE reports I have ever given.
I will shout it from the highest roof tops and give all the praise to our heavenly father.
Gods blessing to all of you.I feel some better after posting this knowing there are more people praying for this today, tomorrow and next week.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Bring it on!!

It is begining to look a lite like Christmas around here.
The decorations are up trees are decorated and it is snowing!!!!
Yes we are getting our first snow storm of the season today.Snow,sleet,freezing rain.You name it we are getting it.We are under a winter storm warning until late tonight.They say we could get up to 6 inches of snow along with more freezing rain.
I got my groceries early today and now plan on curling up with my word search puzzle books, my book to read and maybe some hot chocolate.I have no plans for leaving the house the rest of the day,just vegetate and enjoy the storm
I encourage you to stop bye and congratulate Becky,her snow dance seems to have worked.
Have a great weekend everyone.I plan on it.
Hugs to all,you are all very special to me.I thank you for your encouraging words throughout the year.