Monday, September 8, 2008

Global Warming?

Where did Summer go? Today it was rainy and cold. By cold I mean that it was only 54 degrees when I went to the doctor at 2:30 this afternoon! 54! When is it 54 in Sept. in Missouri? I didn't want my heater to kick on so I actually cooked dinner instead of making a sandwich or putting something in the microwave. I thought that maybe cooking would add enough heat to keep it off and so far it seems to be working. I mean, how would I explain having my heater on in Sept.? Surely someone would be asking about it, wouldn't they? Wouldn't the lady behind her desk at the electric company pull her pencil out of her bun and push her glasses back up her nose, look at the computer screen and ask "Why in the hell is she running her heater in Sept.?" My dogs would be outcasts in the wild animal kingdom if the foxes and raccoons found out that their "pet" was such a wimp so I cooked dinner and hope for the best.

Is this global warming? Something is screwed up here and I don't like it at all. I finally get back to work and then have to deal with cold ass weather on my day off? We are expecting sunshine and in the 70's tomorrow. I am almost ready to go to bed now just to be warm and to get this day over with. It wouldn't be a good idea though because it isn't even 9pm yet and that means that I would be fully awake by 3am and it would still be dark and cold and sucky and I would still be bitchy and complaining and wanting to call and wake everyone else up because if I'm up and having an awful day then everyone else should be up and being just as pissy as me. Phew. I didn't think I was going to be able to get that all out in one breath. Thank God I don't smoke. I wouldn't have been able to do it.

I have been reading "The Bloggess" at and she was talking about trolls. Her blog made me realize that not having any readers is really quite good for me after all. No readers equals no trolls. Good for me!!

If anyone reads my tiny blog then go read "The Bloggess" and I can guarantee you will have a very good time.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Hi Ho Hi Ho It's off to work I go!

I am so excited to be going back to work tomorrow! I mean it I really, really am.

I am not someone that can stay home for long periods of time.

You know how you will be at work and think about everything you could be doing if you weren't stuck at work? That was me until I went out on a six week medical leave and was not able to do anything at all for the first few weeks. Of course, pain meds helped with the boredom. Can't be bored if you sleep all of the time. Seems to help with weight loss too but I wouldn't recommend it because once you stop sleeping you do start eating again.

Then I had one week of feeling good but, with no money I stayed home. The cost of gas kept me from driving anywhere just for fun and so I was stuck at home watching TV. Only, I can only get ABC to come in clear enough to watch so I was forced to watch a stack of DVD's over and over. Then I bought "Wild Hogs" on e-bay and enjoyed watching that moving so many times am worried that I might wear it out. Now that is one funny movie. If you haven't watched it you really should and you need to watch the selection that the director and writer tell you what was going on behind the scenes while the movie is playing.

But, after that one week of feeling good and knowing that I was going back to work at the end of that week I was pretty excited. I was getting out of here! I was starting to that feel cabin fever was sneaking up on me but I was thumbing my nose at it! I was going back to work and be around people and not just my little doggies. I will survive! YES!

Then the day before I was to go back to work I woke up with the feeling like I was having child birth and the child was trying to come out of my hip! I ended up being stuck in the house for another week. I am still limping a little but I will make it to work tomorrow and I will be happy. Might not be so happy the next day but, tomorrow I will be happy!

Thursday, August 28, 2008


I should have been back to work today.
I am so pissed.
Yesterday at 4am I woke up in excruciating pain in my left hip. To top that off I also got a charley horse in my calf of the same leg. I don't cry easy over pain but I almost cried and if I didn't live alone I would have been to the ER. I took my arthritis medicine and by 6am it dulled the pain a little. I went back to bed but was up again at 8am. I think I might have slept a bit but not much. I was able to get in to see the doctor in the afternoon and they took ex rays and told me that I either had a fractured hip or bursitis and they gave me a shot in the area that it hurt and told me to keep taking my arthritis medicine. I go back to see the doctor on Friday in the hope that I can go back to work on Saturday but the doctor didn't think I would be able to. We'll see.
Today, Thursday, I am still in pain when I get out of the chair but after walking around a bit it eases up.
I kept telling my doctor that I needed to get back to work and he told me that I can't walk so I am not going back! He can be such a meanie. lol
One good thing of not being able to sit very long is that I got everything dusted.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

I am so lucky

I have the very best neighbors! They are very good friends to me and I love them dearly.
They have always been there for me if I needed something but when I recently had major surgery they went above and beyond. They brought me food, they called to make sure I was ok and they mowed my 2 acre lawn! They even fought over who got to mow it. Not who had to mow it. My friends are not stay at home wives. They work outside of the home and they have their families to take care of and they still found time to take care of me. Oh, I forgot. One of them even drove me to the hospital, stayed with me until after the surgery was done, visited me the next day and came back and took me home the day after that.

Saturday, August 23, 2008


Last week I was running late on getting my mowing done. You see, I have a large 2 acre lawn and even with my riding mower it takes quite awhile to finish. So I started to worry about how dark it was getting and if I would have time to at least get the mowing done, just forget about the trimming. No time!
…………Well…….um……..once I took my sunglasses off I got another hour of daylight……. Oh, my…..

True story. I swear.

Friday, August 22, 2008

What you really need to know

The other morning just as I was waking up I heard a man’s voice say “What you really need to know is…” and as soon as he said that my alarm went off!

Isn't that just the way it goes? Just as you think you’re going to get the answers everything just goes pfffft. LOL

Monday, August 18, 2008


A very good friend of mine just told me about this wonderful web site group that helps you to declutter you house. I just now took a look at it and decided to put it here in hope it will be a help to any of my friends. I hope it helps me. My house is full of clutter. I do so many different crafts including working on my family history and since my home is very tiny there really isn't enough space to put things away. I'll see if they can help me figure out what to do with it all (other than throw it all away).

Garden Center in Wal-Mart

Here is a story about something that happened to me a while back that I wanted to share with you.

I get off work at midnight and that is usually when I go shopping at Wal-Mart. I love that it is pretty quiet in there at that time and I don’t have to dodge around a lot of other people. I thought that this would be a good time to look at the plants in the outdoor garden area. Some friends of mine from work were in there too and we chatted for a bit then they left. I stayed in there looking for a little while longer picking up and looking at all of the plants and after all of that looking I decide not to buy any at this time so I head for the automatic sliding glass doors. As I am heading towards the door I see that right next to it they have the flower bulbs on sale so I head over there to take a look. I really like bulbs because all you have to do is plant them one time and they come back up every year. That is my kind of gardening. It works out to be pretty cheap and you always have beautiful flowers.
Now, I was standing there for at least five minutes looking in every bin and oooing and awwwing over how beautiful all the flowers would be in my garden when I realized that my cart was parked right in front of the automatic sliding glass door and the door isn’t opening. This is strange because I came in through that door and I saw my friends leave through that very same door just a few minutes before this so why isn’t it working now? I put my fingers in the opening to see if it is stuck and try to pull a little on it but, that didn't work. I see an electric eye on the side so I wipe it off to see if that will help. It didn't. I look through the doors and there isn't anyone out there so knocking won't do any good. I’m not really one to panic so I stood there feeling pretty confused and thinking that I wish I had gone to the grocery area first so if I had to spend the night on the patio I would have something to snack on. A big Hershey bar would hit the spot right now.
I used to work at Wal-Mart so I kinda remembered the phone number and it only took me 3 times to get the number right (thank goodness no one answered the wrong numbers) (Hello, sorry to wake you but, I’m locked in the Wal-Mart garden center, could you look up their number for me?).
When I got the right number I got a hold of the checker up front and told her that I was locked in the outside garden area and she asked me "Well, how did you get in there?" (I parachuted in) I told her the door was open when I went in. She was laughing and I was too (can see the humor in it) She said she would get someone to let me out and we hung up and I saved the Wal-Mart phone number in my cell phone. Just in case... Then I just stood there waiting for someone to show up. In about ten minutes the guy that was working in the garden department came back from break and found me standing behind my cart facing the door.

He does a double take and comes to the door and asks me if it is locked. (No, I just like to stand in front of unopened doors to freak out the employees) I smiled and said that it was.

He then unlocked it and told me that he saw the other people go in and out and he always locks it when he leaves the area (so he was the one that locked it – why, then, ask me if it is locked?) he unlocks it and tells me he is sorry and all is well (shouldn't I get a coupon or something for being nice about being held prisoner?). Judging from the look on his face when he showed up I don’t think he got the call to come to my rescue. Really, the look on his face was priceless. Like, a mixture of “What the hell? And “Will I need a chair and a whip when I open the door?”

I got out safely and we all lived through it and I don’t go into the outside garden center in the middle of the night anymore.

Do you have any stories about being locked in (or up)?

Friday, August 1, 2008

Things I have noticed to be true.

Here are three things that I have been pondering on (does "pondering" make me sound smart? I hope so. lol) (oops, did I just lose points with the "lol"?). This is a very short list because, well, I guess I'm not very good at "pondering". Do you have any to add?

1. If other people react emotionally, they are trying to distract you from the truth.

2. Just because it’s not your way doesn’t make it wrong.

3. If you take yourself seriously you are missing out on some damn funny shit!

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Good News

I went to the doctor and he told me that there wasn't any cancer and I will be going back to work in four weeks. I was sure that if there was cancer he would have gotten a hold of me a lot sooner so I wasn't worried about it. There was some pre-cancer stuff and some other things going on but it is all gone now so now all I have to do is heal up.

When I went to the doctor I was excited because it was my first extended drive (a whole 15 minutes one way. Woo Hoo!) and after the doctor I went shopping and really enjoyed myself..... for a while and then I started going downhill fast. By the time I got home I was tired and not feeling good at all. I had been planing on going on an hour and a half trip the next day but I changed my mind real fast and the trip was canceled. I think I'll try again in a couple weeks. In the mean time I will make some of the small trips and get myself built up.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Oh no she didn't!

This is my "Momma" dog, Suki. Now, Suki is very cute but she has an attitude about having her picture taken and..... letting anyone she hasn't accepted get close to her. She looks so mean in this picture and I guess this is what she looks like to people she doesn't want to be around BUT once she decides she loves you she will remember you for life! When I first got her I was the only one she would let touch her. Then my sons found out that if you hold cheese in you fingers she will come over, eat it and after about five or six times she just might let you pet her on her head. It doesn't take long after that for her to fall in love with you. That is one of my boys she is sitting on in the picture and, maybe she thought that the camera in front of my face was something evil. My best friend can't get near her. In fact the only one she can get close to is "Poppa Oso".

Today I was relaxing in the recliner and Suki got off of it to get something to eat and drink. No problem. When she came back she didn't think there was enough room for her to get up on the chair. She can jump up there but she wants to take all the room she feels she needs which is way more than any of the others need. She kept doing a little bark thing to let me know she wanted me to pick her up but I was comfortable and all the other dogs were comfortable and really, she had plenty of room to get up there on her own. Really she did. All of a sudden she turned barking towards the door like someone is there. All of the other dogs go flying off of the chair and as the ones that were on the back of the chair are flying off she is flying onto the chair! I really could have busted a gut laughing (my stomach was cut from here to there a week and a half ago). She snuggled up to me and I was still giggling trying not to involve my stomach in any of this and all the while the other dogs are still barking at the door and looking at each other to see if anyone knows why they are barking. I wish I had it on video. They finally gave up and got back on the chair. I knew she was smart but darn! She really faked them out good!

Do you have funny stories about your pets? Tell me about them in the comments section. Just click where it says how many comments there are and the comment area will open up.

Thank you for taking the time out of your busy life to read this.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Welcome to my blog

I am home for a few weeks after having major surgery and, having a lot of time on my hands I started to read a lot of blogs. The more I read the more I thought that I might be able to do it too. I could write down all of my thoughts and the funny things that happen to me and maybe, I will make someone laugh and maybe, brighten their day a little bit, or not. I might not be as funny to others as I am to myself. I mean, I really crack myself up sometimes but I notice that most of the time I am the only one laughing.

I'll tell you a little bit about myself. I live in a very, very, ultra small town in Missouri. In fact if the road didn't curve I could stand in my front yard and take a picture of the whole town. Yeah, the little curve in the road makes the town look larger. Yeah, right.

I have been divorced for the last 13 or more years and I was surprised when I realized that I had never, ever, ever, lived on my own before! My sons are full grown and have families of their own and they really don't want to live with good old Mom and I just haven't found anyone that I want to give up my freedom too (now that I am used to having freedom). I was scared at first and didn't know how I was going to do it on my own but it has turned out to be so good and I am so happy to be alone that sometimes I'll burst out singing and there isn't anyone here to tell me to shut up! It is wonderful.

I can't be called a "Cat Woman" because I never really got very attached to cats but, dogs are a whole different thing. I have six Chihuahuas! They are so awesome! I love that they are small and cannot get on the dinner table. They all sleep with me so there is no need of an electric blanket in the winter and if they are in my way they don't get mad if I give them a little push. In fact they don't get mad at me for anything I do. I work 12 hour shifts and they are so happy to see me when I get home. I left them home when I went to Oklahoma to visit my sister and her family and, although they didn't like my best friend coming over to check on them they didn't take it out on me when I got home. Are you noticing what I am saying here? If I had a partner and left him like I do my dogs there would be lots of problems. Am I being selfish now in my old age? I am thinking that once the old age hit me I got tired of putting myself last all of the time.

I hope that my bad grammar and spelling (I am using spell check but, sometimes things slip by) hasn't put you off. It has been a long time since I have been to school and I must admit that I was not a good student at all. For me school was all about boys, boys, boys.

Well, I will post this now and see if anyone reads this thing.