Wednesday, December 31, 2003

That's it

Well 1/2 inch. That's it!! Enough to make it white for a few hours, and for cars to slide into ditches. Well maybe it was an inch. But it is all gone now!! Bummer
Oh well, It will be safer for all the party goers tonight. I wish Everyone a very SAFE and Happy New Years!!!
It has been fun blogging. Hope to learn more next year!!
Until then..

Tuesday, December 30, 2003

More predictions

We never got the snow the other day. We get teased all the time, but hardly get any!! (story of my life).
We are predicted to get snow again today and the rest of the week. I am sitting here straining my eyes looking out the window for the first snowflake to fall!!! It is amazing how many items float in the air!! I got all excited about a stupid ember from my neighbors wood stove!! It is snowing all around us and expecting to get some any minute now!!
I am home today because I had a Steroid shot in my back yesterday. I have this horrible back pain from degenerative disc disease in my neck and in my lumbar region. Falling last month certainly did not help my back at all!!
I think the shot might have helped. The doctor said it might take a few days to set in and take the pain away, but today the pain is not as severe. I put a sign on my door that says ICE!! To remind me not to go out and slip again.
Until next time...Happy and SAFE New years to all!!

Saturday, December 27, 2003


Oh boy!! Oh boy!! We're supposed to get some snow today!!! Oh boy!! Oh boy!!! I just LOVE snow!!! Thank you Rachel!!! It's coming down from Alaska!!
I am like a kid when it comes to the white stuff. We hardly ever get snow, so when we do it is a real treat!! When I worked on the ambulance it wasn't very fun though. Alot of accidents and treacherous driving. I slid once while driving the rig and it was scarey. I have to go to Bellevue on Monday morning to get a Cervical nerve block shot in my neck. I only hope the roads are drivable then. I drive safely, but it is the other idiot I worry about!!
Alot of people moved up here from California. They buy 4X4 SUV's then think they are safe. They are the ones to look out for!!
But I am not going to let that dampen the thrill of seeing snow today!!!

Friday, December 26, 2003

The morning after...

Ah, the morning after Christmas. All is quiet and serene. It hailed this morning at 2:00am, waking me up from a sound sleep. I went back to sleep about 3:30 then went to work. Work was quiet, as most people were off. So I got alot of tedious stuff done.
I am afraid to plug in my Christmas lights, because the tree is very dry right now. I will spend the weekend CLEANING up the mess it took me weeks to do!! Why do we do this? Because I love the Christmas decorations!! But after Christmas the magic is over and I am ready to put it all away. Hope all is well at your houses.

Wednesday, December 24, 2003

Midnight Christmas Eve

Everybody went home, presents unwrapped, food eaten, dishes washed, last minute presents delivered, and I am sitting here reflecting on how very lucky I am to have the family I have living so close so we can share the Holidays together. Now I am waiting until midnight to go outside and try and hear the animals cry at midnight. Mom always told us that the farm animals always cry out at midnight on Christmas Eve. I live just on the edge of town about 1/4 mile from cows. I go out every Christmas Eve to listen, but never hear them. Maybe I will tonight!! I will let you know. If I hear them, the hair on the back of my neck will probably stick straight out and I'd faint!!

Christmas Wreath

I got this from Brenda, who got it from Mary Lou, who got it from Leslie, Who got it from Leigh Who got it from........oops I forgot!

Merry Christmas!!

It is 6:00 on Christmas Eve morning, and I am almost ready to get with Santa and deliver the gifts to the needy families!!! I am so excited, it is the best way to spend your Christmas eve!!
I dress up like an elf and go with Santa to different families. As Santa goes in to the house he calls the kids by name and while they are busy I run a box of food (makings for a Ham dinner) into the kitchen and a big bag of gifts for the entire family all wrapped up and put them under the tree, then we run outside and wait for santa, then off to the next house!! I cry the entire time, as I see the magic happen in the faces of the little ones!!!
Merry Christmas to everyone!!! Be safe, and Peace be with you!!

Tuesday, December 23, 2003

Martha Stewart I am NOT!!!

Well I am feeling MUCH better today!! Amazing what antibiotics can do, huh? Whew!!
Everything I tried to bake the other day didn't turn out, so I gave up. I was putting things away in my kitchen last night and I had the box of cornstarch in my hand, and it all of a sudden hit me. What did I use this for??? OMG I used this instead of Baking soda!!!! Well DUH no wonder the 10 little loaves of apricot bread didn't look quite right!! Well Hell, I'm still gonna give them out!! It is the thought that counts, isn't it? They are better than the horrid fruitcakes we get each year!! I will wrap them up and make them look pretty. HAHAHAHA So everyone will slice into it and it will crumble. They will think egads, Phyllis is a horrible cook and then they will throw them away!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Hey, like I said, it is the thought that counts!!!

Monday, December 22, 2003


I found out why I am so tired and feeling icky. I have a secondary upper respiratory infection. The doctor put me on antibiotics, so maybe I will finally be rid of the flu that hit me in November!! That explains why I really didn't feel like doing anything during my week off!! I am going to clean house tonight then bake whatever I can tomorrow.
It was fun at work today. Everybody is in the festive spirit, and half the people in the office is off. The Paratransit had a heck of a time trying to get on the base today because of the code orange I guess. I sure hope nothing disasterous happens during the holidays. Or any time for that matter!!
Well I better get off this computer and get SOMETHING done!!


If I were ol' Santa, you know what I'd do
I'd dump silly gifts that are given to you
And deliver some things just inside your front door
Things you have lost, but treasured before.

I'd give you back all your maidenly vigor,
and to go along with it, a neat tiny figure.
Then restore the old color that once graced your hair
before rinses and bleaches took residence there.

I'd bring back the shape with which you were gifted
so things now suspended need not be uplifted.
I'd draw in your tummy and smooth down your back
Till you'd be a dream in those tight fitting slacks.

I'd remove all your wrinkles and leave only one chin
So you wouldn't spend hours rubbing grease on your skin
You'd never have flashes or queer dizzy spells
and you wouldn't hear noises like ringing of bells.

No sore aching feet and no corns on your toes
no searching for spectacles when they're right on your nose.
Not a shot would you take in your arm, hip or fanny
from a doctor who thinks you're a nervous old granny.

You'd never have a headache, so no pills would you take.
and no heating pad needed since your muscles won't ache.
Yes, if I were Santa, you'd never look stupid
You'd be a cute little chick with the romance of cupid.

I'd give a lift to your heart when those wolves start to whistle
and the joys of your heart would be light as a thistle.
But alas! I'm not Santa. I'm simply just me
the matronest of matrons you ever did see.

I wish I could tell you all the symptoms I've got
But I'm due at my doctor's for an estrogen shot.
Even though we've grown older this wish is sincere
Merry Christmas to you and a Happy New Year.

Sunday, December 21, 2003

My get up and go got up and went!!

I am absolutely sick/lazy/tired today!! I have all these chores that need to get done, I have had 9 days off, and now it is 4:00 on Sunday evening, and I am just now pushing myself to at least vaccuum and mop the floors!! I have been fighting a cold, and I think it got the better of me today. I am sick of being sick!!! I get sick every year at this time, yet I always look forward to this time of year!!! HUH??? Well off to the kitchen to start my baking that I wanted to do on Tuesday!!!! Ok, I guess I am stressed now!! HAHAHAHA so much for keeping stress out of the Holidays!!

Saturday, December 20, 2003

Laid back Saturday

Today I am going NOWHERE!! Well maybe to the Post Office to check the mail, but that is it!! I am staying home and cleaning house and finish my kitchen goodies!! It is 44 degrees and partly sunny and breezy. I am having my family over for Christmas Eve snacks, so I better be sure I have all the makings!! I like to make teriyaki meatballs, barbecue cocktail weenies, sliced smoked turkey (the carcass boils down to a great soup!!) Guacamole dip, clam dip, Blue Cheese dip, (with chips of course). I might make some little spinach pies, sliced vintage white extra sharp cheddar cheese, sliced apples, and variety of greek olives (if I don't eat them all first). I am a midnight bandit for olives and dill pickles!! I wake up in the middle of the night craving dill pickles!! I let ice cream crystalize in my freezer, cakes go stale, but the pickles and olives I buy by the gallons!!
I still have a bit of a cold and am tired. I think I will make a big pot of chili and sprinkle some of that aged ceddar cheese on it. NUM!!!
You all have a great Saturday!!!! Save some money fo next week!!

Friday, December 19, 2003


Well I visited my last Senior Center today with Santa! I had on my Jester Santa hat, and gloves, and santa hat earrings, and painted my fingernails like candy canes. We went during their lunch and passed out candy canes and hugged the old folks. They were rather bored looking until we walked in, and quite a few faces lit up!! It didn't take long, and we didn't do much, but we put smiles on their faces. That is what it is about!! Spreading cheer!! Then there was the dirty old man that wanted me to goose him, so I did!! hehehehe The past three days we visited four centers. On the way home we drove by a neighborhood, and I heard a faint voice yell out "Santa"!! So I stopped the van and backed up and told Santa to get out there and give him a candy cane!! Boy, that little boy was so excited!!! (so was I).
I go back to work Monday. On Christmas Eve morning I go out again with Santa and other elves and deliver Christmas to the "Forgotten Children". We have about 100 families to deliver to. Now that is quite an experience!!
Later, folks!!! Enjoy the holidays!! I sure do!!

Thursday, December 18, 2003

Dad's Birthday

Well today is my father's birthday. Every year we would celebrate by decorating the tree!! We could never do it the day before or the day after, it must be on dad's birthday!! Tradition!!
Dad was a big kid at heart. A big bully at times, but a big kid most of the time. He had a twinkle in his eyes that spelled "Mischief". I guess that is where I get it from. I am the pesty practical joker that annoys everyone!! Dad was too. Poor mom, no wonder she drank!!! Our parents weren't perfect, but they did the best they could with what they had. We were raised in love, and that is what matters most. Mom become alcoholic and in my teens she was getting pretty bad. I couldn't wait to move out on my own, which I did when I graduated from high school. a whole two blocks away, but I was a responsible adult now, and I could party every night which I did!! I showed her, huh? My story will come later.
Back to Dad's birtrhday. I now decorate early in December so I can enjoy the festivities at my leisure without feeling rushed to get things done! But on the 18th I sit back and reminisce about my early childhood and the memories of dad. He was my hero. I wrote him a love letter when he was in the hospital with a broken hip a year before he died. I told him how much he meant to me and how much I loved him, and how lost I'd be without him!! I told him he was the man in my life and I haved searched and searched, and could not find a man to fill his shoes! He was such a handy man!! He made bookshelves, our bedroom furniture out of orange crates, he gardened, clam digged, fished, hunted, fixed things around the house.
If you still have your father and have not told him what he means to you, do it now!! He will be gone before you know it, and you won't have another chance.
Yes, I have tears in my eyes right now because I miss him dearly.
He would've been 84 today. Happy Birthday dad, I love you!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2003

Where does the time go??

My goodness, Wednesday is over and I have only done half of what I planned on doing this week!! I'll need another week off to catch up!! Mary Lou and I went shopping yesterday in Burlington, and stopped to watch the movie "Bad Santa". OMG what a waste of money!! I did laugh through the entire movie because it was really STUPID!!! Every other word was F--k. The santa was a drunk, a thief and a woman chaser and cussed at all the kids and even pissed his pants while sitting in his chair. Mary Lou and I were both wondering why the Hell we sat through the entire movie, but I was curious to see if there was a plot. I guess there was, I had to explain it to Mary Lou. hahahahaha

I had a good time shopping. We both were hobbling around with aching backs and knees!!! I used to make a day of shop 'til I drop. Now it olny takes and hour 'til I drop!! My goodness times have changed!!

Today I picked up Santa and we went to the Senior Center in Bayview. They were singing Christmas Carols, and we walked in and passed out candy canes and flirted with the old folks.
Tomorrow and Friday I do it again. It is fun, and it sure put me in the Christmas spirit!!

Here is a nice little story to cheer you up:

"The Ranch Hand"

A successful rancher died and left everything to his devoted wife. She was a very good looking woman, and determined to keep the ranch, but knew very little about ranching, so she decided to place an ad in the newspaper for a ranch hand.

Two men applied for the job. One was gay and the other a drunk. She thought long and hard about it, and when no one else applied, she decided to hire the gay guy, figuring it would be safer to have him around the house than the drunk.
He proved to be a hard worker who put in long hours every day and knew a lot about ranching. For weeks, the two of them worked, and the ranch was doing very well.

Then one day, the rancher's widow said to the hired hand, "You have done a really good job and the ranch looks great. You should go into town and kick up your heels."

The hired hand readily agreed and went into town one Saturday night. However one o'clock came and he didn't return. Two o'clock and no hired hand. He returned around two-thirty and upon entering the room, he found the rancher's widow sitting by the fireplace with a glass of wine waiting for him.

She quietly called him over to her.

"Unbutton my blouse and take it off," she said.
Trembling, he did as she directed.
"Now take off my boots."
He did as she asked, ever so slowly.
"Now take off my socks."
He removed each gently and placed them neatly by her boots.
"Now take off my skirt."
He slowly unbuttoned it, constantly watching her eyes in the fire light.
"Now take off my bra."
Again with trembling hands he did as he was told and dropped it to the floor.
"Now," she said, "take off my panties."
By the light of the fire, he slowly pulled them down and off.
Then she looked at him and said,
"If you ever wear my clothes into town again, I'll fire you on the spot."

Sunday, December 14, 2003


An extra Jesus

A friend of mine sent me this, and I really liked it, thought you might, too.

About a week before Christmas, Mom bought a new nativity scene. When she unpacked it, she found two figures of the Baby Jesus. "Someone must have packed this wrong," mother said, counting out the figures. "We have one Joseph, one Mary, three wise men, three shepherds, two lambs, a donkey, a cow, an angel, and two babies. Oh, dear! I suppose some set down at the store is missing a Baby Jesus because we have two."
"You two run back down to the store and tell the manager that we have an extra Jesus. Tell him to put a sign on the remaining boxes saying that if a set is missing a Baby Jesus, call 7126. Put on your warm coats, it's freezing cold out there." The manager of the store copied down mother's message, and the next time we were in the store, we saw the cardboard sign that read, "If you're missing Baby Jesus, call 7126." All week long we waited for someone to call. Surely, we thought, someone was missing that important figurine. Each time the phone rang, mother would say, "I'll bet that's about Jesus." But it never was. Father tried to explain there are thousands of these scattered over the country, and the figurine could be missing from a set in Florida or Texas or California. Those packing mistakes happen all the time. He suggested that she just put the extra Jesus back in the box and forget about it. "Put Baby Jesus back in the box?! What a terrible thing to do," said mother. "Surely someone will call. We'll just keep the two of them together in the manger until someone does." When no call had come by 5:00 on Christmas Eve, mother insisted that father "just run down to the store" to see if there were any sets left. "You can see them right through the window, over on the counter," she said. "If they are all gone, I'll know someone is bound to call
"Run down to the store?" father thundered. "It's 15 below zero out there!" "Oh, Daddy, we'll go with you!"! We began to put on our coats. Father gave a long sigh and headed for the front closet. "I can't believe I'm doing this," he muttered. We ran ahead as father reluctantly walked out in the cold. Tommy got to the store first and pressed his nose up to the store window. "They're all gone, Daddy," he shouted. "Every set must be sold. Hooray! The mystery will be solved tonight!"
Father heard the news still a half block away and immediately turned on his heel and headed back home. When we got back into the house, we noticed that mother was gone and so was the extra Baby Jesus figurine. "Someone must have called, and she went out to deliver the figurine," father reasoned, pulling off his boots. "You kids get ready for bed while I wrap mother's present." Then the phone rang. Father yelled "answer the phone and tell 'em we found a home for Jesus." But it was mother calling with instructions for us to come to 205 Chestnut Street immediately, and bring
three blankets, a box of cookies and some milk.
"Now what has she gotten us into?" father groaned as we bundled up again. "205 Chestnut. Why that's across town. Wrap that milk up good in the blankets, or it will turn to ice before we get there. Why can't we all just get on with Christmas? It's probably 20 below out there now. And the wind is picking up. Of all the crazy things to do on a night like this."
When we got to the house at 205 Chestnut Street, it was the darkest one on the block. Only one tiny light burned in the living room, and the moment we set foot on the porch steps, mother opened the door and shouted, "They're here! Oh thank God you got here, Ray! You kids take those blankets into the living room and wrap up the little ones on the couch. I'll take the milk and cookies."
"Would you mind telling me what is going on, Ethel?" father asked. "We have just walked through below zero weather with the wind in our faces all the way."
"Never mind all that now," mother interrupted. "There is no heat in this house, and this young mother is so upset, she doesn't know what to do. Her husband walked out on her, and those poor little children will have a very bleak Christmas, so don't you complain. I told her you could fix that oil furnace in a jiffy. My mother strode off to the kitchen to warm the milk while my brother and I wrapped up the five little children who were huddled together on the couch. The children's mother explained to my father that her husband had run off, taking bedding, clothing, and almost every piece of furniture, but she had been doing all right until the furnace broke down. "I been doin' washin' an ironin' for people and cleanin' the five and dime," she said. "I saw your number every day there, on those boxes on the counter. When the furnace went out, that number kept goin' through my mind. 7162 7162 "Said on the box that if a person was missin' Jesus, they should call you . That's how I knew you were good Christian people, willin' to help folks. I figured that maybe you would help me, too. So I stopped at the grocery store tonight, an! d I called your missus. I'm not missin' Jesus, mister, because I sure love the Lord.
But I am missin' heat. I have no money to fix that furnace."
"Okay, okay," said father. "You've come to the right place. Now let's see. You've got a little oil burner over there in the dining room. Shouldn't be too hard to fix. Probably just a clogged flue. I'll look it over, see what it needs."
Mother came into the living room carrying a plate of cookies and warm milk. As she set the cups down on the coffee table, I noticed the figure of Baby Jesus lying in the center of the table. It was the only sign of Christmas in the house. The children stared wide-eyed with wonder at the plate of cookies my mother set before them. Father finally got the oil burner working but said, "You need more oil. I'll make a few calls tonight and get some oil. Yes sir, you came to the right place." Father grinned.
On the way home, father did not complain about the cold weather and had! barely set foot inside the door when he was on the phone. "Ed, hey, how are ya, Ed? Yes, Merry Christmas to you, too. Say Ed, we have kind of an unusual situation here. I know you've got that pick-up truck. Do you still have some oil in that barrel on your truck? You do?" By this time the rest of the family was pulling clothes out of their closets and toys off of their shelves. It was long after our bedtime when we were wrapping gifts.
The pickup came. On it were chairs, three lamps, blankets and gifts. Even though it was 30 below, father let us ride along in the back of the truck. No one ever did call about the missing figure in the nativity set, but as I grow older I realize that it wasn't a packing mistake at all. Jesus saves, that's what He does.



December 14, 2003

BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Without firing a shot, American forces captured a bearded and haggard-looking Saddam Hussein in an underground hide-out on a farm near his hometown of Tikrit, ending one of the most intensive manhunts in history. The arrest was a huge victory for U.S. forces battling an insurgency by the ousted dictator's followers.
Official: Saddam dug hole to hide himself
New tribunal might be option for Saddam
World leaders welcome Saddam's capture
Baghdadis celebrate Saddam's capture
Breaking News · 8:50 a.m.

This video image of captured former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein was displayed at a news conference in Baghdad in this image from television.

That is all I can say at the moment!!

Saturday, December 13, 2003


Whew!! I made it through the busy week!! I got off work at 4:00 today and went to my boss' house to babysit for her two adopted Chinese girls. They are absolutely adorable. May will be 5 years old in March, and Tai is 3 1/2 . they are the happiest kids I have ever seen!! They are always giggling. um let me rephrase that. They are laughing hysterically most of the time!! I gave them a stern look when they were chasing each other through the kitchen/dining room, and they both stopped and looked at me and laughed hysterically!! I am really effective as a disciplinarian I see. I had fun with them. We made grilled cheese sandwiches for dinner, and May was buttering the inside of the bread, and I tried to explain to her it was the wrong side, and she looked at me very serious and said "this is the way mommy does it, and I want to do it the way mommy does". Well OK!! I let her, and she ate it.
We watched the "Lion King 2" then we ate the dinner then we played with the dogs and cats. I took them upstairs to brush their teeth and they both flossed like professionals!! We then went downstairs and they played with the dogs leash. They were running through the place with the long nylon leash and I got a funny feeling like "oh my gosh, they might tie me up!!" They aren't that bad, but I will tell you, the thought went through my head!!
About 9:30 I told them to get their nightgowns on, but they didn't want to go to bed. I let them stay up until their parents came home at 10:30. My gosh, my boss is a year younger than me and is adopting the third girl next month. I have alot of respect for her for doing that. She has done an absolutely marvelous job in raising the two they have already. Her wild and crazy goofy personality has rubbed off on her girls. Her husband has alot of patience!! He is retired and stays home with the girls while Martha goes to work.
At my age there is no way I could do that!!! I treasure my solitude!! Until the next time...

Friday, December 12, 2003

DON's Christmas Wish...

Christmas Story

"Twas the night before Christmas--Old Santa was pissed.
He cussed out the elves and threw down his list.

Miserable litttle brats, ungrateful litttle jerks.
I have a good mind to scrap the whole works !

I've busted my ass for damn near a year.
Instead of "Thanks Santa"--what do I hear?
The old lady bitches cause I work late at night.
The elves want more money--The reindeer all fight

Rudolph got drunk and goosed all the maids.
Donner is pregnant and Vixen has AIDS.
And just when I thought that things would get better
Those assholes from the IRS sent me a letter,
They say I owe taxes--if that ain't damn funny
Who the hell ever sent Santa Claus any money?

And the kids these days--they all are the pits
They want the impossible--Those mean little shits
I spent a whole year making wagons and sleds
Assembling dolls...Their arms, legs and heads
I made a ton of you yo yo's--No request for them! ,
They want computers and robots..they think--I'm IBM !

Flying throught the air...dodging the trees
Falling down chimney's and skinning my knees
I'm quitting this job there's just no enjoyment
I"ll sit on my fat ass and draw unemployment.

There's no Christmas this year, now you know the reason,

I found me a blonde.
I'm going SOUTH for the season!

Wednesday, December 10, 2003


Well I got my tree as far as the living room and in the stand. Now I am waiting for the lights to jump up and wrap themselves around the tree!! The worst part of living alone is you have to do everything yourself!!! But then the best part of living alone is: WHO CARES!!!! So maybe I will just take a shower and go to bed and read and wait until tomorrow to finish!!

What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire?


Sunday, December 07, 2003


If there were 11 elves, and another one came along, what would he be?
The twelf

Saturday, December 06, 2003


Well I was in the Coupeville Annual Christmas Parade tonight, as you can see from my sister's picture. I get the "fun" part of the job. I do the public outreach and P.R. stuff. It is a fun job.
I think small town parades are sooooooo hokey!!! the Fire Department had 4 vehicles in it, the Bus, the Boy Scouts, the Lion's Club, the farms had two shetland ponies pulling small buggies, a group of Carolers, etc. The people were on the sidewalk waving at us. I had my neighbors kids in the bus and made them all wear silly elf hats. I had one that looked like a Santa Jester Hat. Thanks to .
We wear those when we deliver Christmas to the needy families on Christmas Eve. Santa goes into the house with a bag of presents and we sneak in after him and put a box of food in the kitchen and more presents under the tree then hurry out to the next house!! What fun it is to see the looks on the little kids faces when they see Santa come in to the house with a bag of presents for them and asking for them by name!!! To see the magic happen right there in person!!! There is no way anyone will ever convince them that Santa does not exist!!!
I remember when I was aout 5 years old, I was asleep in the loft bedroom with my sister on Christmas eve, and I heard jingle bells and Santa yelling HO HO HO. I jumped out of bed and looked out the window and saw Santa and his Sleigh flying across the sky!!! I still remember seeing it!!! It was REAL!!!! I'm sure mom and dad were probably drunk and giggling and making all the noises, but.....I SAW SANTA FLYING ACROSS THE SKY!!!! I am 54 years old and still remember it as if it were yesterday. I love the magic of the Holidays. It can be warm and wonderful memories if you keep the magic in it. It doesn't have to cost alot of money, only if you let it!! I like the homemade things, and the stories. My favorite Christmas movie is "Prancer" I am that little girl that sees the real reindeer in the woods!!! then my next favorite is "Christmas Vacation". The Griswolds!!! Ahh, it's all about being the biggest and best!!!
Nope, it is about brotherly love and sharing homemade cookies with your neighbors, and going caroling in the nursing homes. Making amends to people you have hurt, forgiving people that have hurt you. Oh geeze, I am getting too mushy now!!! Time to go to bed!!
A parting note:
What did the guest sing at the Eskimo's Christmas party ?
Freeze a jolly good fellow !

2003 Coupeville Christmas Parade

THis is a picture of Phyllis inside the Island Transit Bus in the local parade. Wave Phyllis!!!!

Friday, December 05, 2003

A Cat's Christmas

A Cat's Christmas
'Twas the night before Christmas
and all through the house
Not a creature was stirring,
not even a mouse.

'Cuz the cat had pounced on him
and tore him apart-
Ate his mousey intestines
And chewed up his heart.

Kitty thought he heard sleigh bells,
which made him take pause-
He stopped daintily licking
the blood from his claws.

"Must be Santa" thought Kitty
(that quite clever cat)
'Cuz nobody else climbs down
the chimney like that.

Indeed it was ol' Santa,
so jolly and fat
With a load of presents
and all for the cat!

"Wow, the best Christmas ever!"
Kitty thought with a purr,
Then he coughed up a hairball
and shed some more fur.

And another one......

Thursday, December 04, 2003

And yet another storm!!

Well we are expecting yet another blast of wind tomorrow!! We had 80 mph winds at the foothills today causing alot of power outages and wind damage, but it was calm here until this evening, and it got a little blustery. But tomorrow we are supposed to get hit. Now I am grateful that I am no longer in the Fire Department!! I can sit in my nice warm house and listen to my police scanner calling out the fire department for chimney fires, trees down, aid calls, etc. I answered every call for 15 years, and quit about three years ago. It took me awhile to get used to the fact that I am not in the department anymore, but I am comfortable now. It was time to back down and let the healthy young studs take over!! I am an adrenaline junkie, and enjoyed running around the countryside chasing ambulances and fire trucks, but now I can put my energies into something else. I have no trouble finding things to keep me busy!! My sister and I seem to DO TOO MUCH!!! And neglect ourselves!! I still am called in on emergencies, so keep my nose in the system. Well it is time for me to shower and get ready to watch ER!!! Love the blood and guts!!!

Monday, December 01, 2003