Sunday, October 31, 2004

Trick-or-Doggie Treat!!

Well it is getting darker and it is almost 4:30pm. The little gremlins will be knocking in about an hour.
I have my spooks all set up and ready to scare them!! Muahahahahaha

I actually yelled sarcasticlly at the tv today!!
I am SICK of those campaign ads and the people talking 600mph to get the stuff in the time limit!!
I mean really, do they think we can actually understand what the heck they are babbling about?
Well one pissed me off so I won't vote for them!! So there!!
Well I actually already voted but I wouldn't vote for them any way!
I think the entire world is ready for all this to be over with!!

Ah, I feel better now!! I am ready to get back to work tomorrow whether I am well or not!

You read about all these terrorists ---
most of them came here legally, but they hung around on these expired visas, some for as long as 10 -15 years.
Now, compare that to Blockbuster;
you are two days late with a video and those people are all over you.
Let's put Blockbuster in charge of immigration.

I just realized that I had a year on the Blogger october 27th! My how time flies!!
And if I had stayed married, this would have been our 30th anniversary!! (Shiver)

Saturday, October 30, 2004

Hmmmm Maybe this is why I am sick!!

Well this might be the reason I keep getting sick!!!
EEEYYYUUUU!! The Blue one is hers!!! She's using mine!!

Nuns and Dracula
Two nuns, Sister Catherine and Sister Helen, are traveling through Europe in their car.
They get to Transylvania and are stopped at a traffic light. Suddenly, out of nowhere, a tiny little Dracula jumps on the hood of the car and hisses through the windshield.
"Quick, quick!" shouts Sister Catherine. "What shall we do?"
"Turn the windshield wipers on. That will get rid of the abomination", says Sister Helen.
Sister Catherine switches them on, knocking Dracula about, but he clings on and continues hissing at the nuns. "What shall I do now?" she shouts.
"Switch on the windshield washer. I filled it up with Holy Water at the Vatican," says Sister Helen.
Sister Catherine turns on the windshield washer. Dracula screams as the water burns his skin, but he clings on and continues hissing at the nuns. "NOW what?" shouts Sister Catherine?
"Show him your cross," says Sister Helen, quickly.
"Now you're talking," says Sister Catherine. She opens the window and shouts,
"Get the f-ck off the car!"

Friday, October 29, 2004

I don't wanna get up!!

This is the third day I have stayed home with a horrible respiratory virus!
My throat and lungs are raw and all I want to do is sleep.
So I have a good book and I wake up and eat something (nothing ever makes me lose my appetite) , get chilled so I lay down to read, and a few hours later wake up, go eat something.... well you get my drift!
This is the third virus I've had since August! Enough is enough already!!
I'm sure glad I got the flu shot! hmpfff!
Y'all all have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Lunar Eclipse

I am sitting in my kitchen at the computer with my blinds pulled up. I have the perfect view of the lunar eclipse. It is total right now 7:33pm. It looks like the middle picture here. Kind of orange red looking.
I get all excited with happenings in the sky and earth. I am always amazed by it. Here I am watching the moon that millions of other people are watching all at the same time!! AWESOME!!

I did my duty yesterday and cast my absentee vote! I prayed when I mailed it that God chooses the best man for the job no matter who I voted for. I pray the person does a job to make us all proud. I pray that peace can come to all of us here and to quit our belly aching about who is best and who did what and who didn't do what!!

I copied this prayer from Mark Daniels blog. I sure hope he doesn't mind!!

Lord:You command us to pray for our daily bread, the things we need for daily living.
Through Jesus, You also demonstrate that You are a God of grace.
And so, as we near the end of this bruising presidential campaign, we ask that You would give our country not the President we deserve, but the one we need. And the president the world needs from America, too.
Grant that our next President, whether it's Senator Kerry or President Bush, will be an instrument in Your hands. Grant that through that President, You will help make ours "a more perfect union."
In the Name of Jesus our Savior, we pray.AMEN

Well said Mark!!

Back to the World Sweepies I mean Series! hehehehe

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Al & Nancy's

My friends that grow the corn Mary Lou & I rave about made this yard ornament for Halloween.
He is really talented, isn't he? He said he will help us next year make a display for Island Transit!

Hope everyone's day went well. I had a really busy day at work again and am going to bed tonight around 9:00. We have the monthly potluck tomorrow at work so I am taking the leftover Tamale Pie. Shhhh, they'll never know!! I'll just put it in a smaller dish, add more cheese and heat it up!! It is better a few days later anyway!

Someone asked for the recipe so here it is:

Tamale Pie
2 cans Hormel Beef Tamales
2 cans Hormel chili without beans
1 large can cream corn
1 can small black olives (squeeze them to break them up)
4 cups grated Colby/Jack cheese (reserve 1 cup) or use cheddar…whatever you like. (or more)
¾ cup cornmeal

Cut the tamales into bite size pieces discarding the papers. Dump the sauce from the can into the bowl. Dump everything else into the bowl except the reserved cup of cheese. Pour into a big glass or stainless bowl and stir well. Top off with remaining cheese.

Bake at 350 degree oven for about an hour. Best if eaten warmed over or let stand awhile. Good for picnic, camping or potlucks. (huh, George?)

You can add whatever you like. I use diced green chili’s sometimes. I like to top it off with sour cream on my plate.

So there you have it folks!! Such a hard thing to make, huh? hehehehe

Well tomorrow is hump day already!! YAHOOO

Q: What kind of witches play croquet?
A: Wicket witches.

Monday, October 25, 2004

Thank You Bilbo, you Canadian Hunk, you!
Punkin has a Boyfriend!!

Well lookie here what came in the mail!
An admirer (Bilbo from Canada) sent Punkin a present!!
She is all agog!! She just Knew the hat she was wearing yesterday was her color!!

Sunday, October 24, 2004

Hey! What's this????
Do I hafta?
Bewitched Punkin

I couldn't help myself!
Leslie put pictures of Bilbo all dressed up so I just had to show off Punkin in her witch hat!
Doesn't she look thrilled?

I am having a rather laid back weekend.

I went to my AA meeting on Friday night and the subject was "Family and sobriety". They all shared about how they used to be drunk at all family afairs etc, and how great it is to actually drive to the city for a concert and drive back with no fear of cops! And their family enjoys them now. Well I guess I was a different drunk. My family was drunk right along with me! My husband hated it when I went on the wagon for a week or so. He said I was too boring. My mom was my best drinking buddy. I guess my sister is the only one that liked the fact that I quit drinking. Anyhoo, I do like to show people that I am still just as crazy and fun as I used to be but only I am sober now. My "drinking" buddies are still sitting in the same bars drinking the same drinks and talking the same ole boring talk, married to different people now, wasting their time and money away. Hey, there's a song out about that! "Wasted days and wasted Nights"!

I went to Church last night and we are having a potluck tonight at 5:30.
I just put the Tamale Pie in the oven so it will be hot for tonight. Mmmm, smells good!!

Well I heard the dryer stop so I need ot make my bed and finish the never ending chores!!

Hope Y'all have a grand Sunday!

I met two witches who were twins -
I just couldn't tell which witch was which!

Saturday, October 23, 2004


Ever have days like this? Hope not!
I just had to share this one.
I have had a busy week and my brain isn't into great words of wisdom for my blog so I am sharing emails I recieve. I am into a great Saturday shutdown. That means NOTHING is in my mind but the moment!
Maybe I'll get dressed and head into Burlington to look for that perfect coffee maker that Leslie raves about.
I'll let you know.

Q: What witches do you find in the desert?
A: Sandwitches!

Friday, October 22, 2004

Winter is here

I recieved this in an E-mail this morning and couldn't help but share it with Y'all!
I love the message!

You know, time has a way of moving quickly and catching you unaware of the passing years.
It seems just yesterday that I was a young girl, just married and embarking on my new life with my husband. And yet in a way, it seems like eons ago, and I wonder where all the years went. I know that I lived them all... And I have glimpses of how it was back then and of all my hopes and dreams...

But, here it is...the winter of my life and it catches me by surprise...How did I get here so fast? Where did the years go and where did my babies go? And where did my youth go?

I remember well...seeing older people through the years and thinking that those older people were years away from me and that winter was so far off that I could not fathom it or imagine fully what it would be like... But, here it is...husband retired yesterday and he's really getting gray...he moves slower and I see an older man now. He's in much better shape than me...but, I see the great change... Not the one I married who was dark and young and strong... but, like me, his age is beginning to show and we are now those older folks that we used to see and never thought we'd be.

Each day now, I find that just getting a shower is a real target for the day! And taking a nap is not a treat's mandatory! Cause if I don't on my own free will...I just fall asleep where I sit! And so, now I enter into this new season of my life unprepared for all the aches and pains and the loss of strength and ability to go and do things. But, at least I know, that though the winter has come, and I'm not sure how long it will last...This I know, that when it's over...I will enjoy the Spring in the arms of my loving Father...and wait for my loved ones to come when their winter is over too...

So, if you're not in your winter yet...let me remind you, that it will be here faster than you think. So, whatever you would like to accomplish in your life please do it quickly! For remember that scripture?...our life is but a vapor, it vanished away...So, do what you can today, because you can never be sure whether this is your winter or not! You have no promise that you will see all the seasons of your life... so, live for the Lord today and say all the things that you want your loved ones to remember

Joke of the day:
Q: Did you hear about the dog trainer who joined a coven?
A: He went from wags to witches.

Enjoy your Friday!!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

The last of the Witches!

Here's my costume!

Florence Newton mid 17th Century. A trial most famous in Ireland was that of Florence Newton also known as "the Witch of Youghal". She was accused of bewitching people into fits and of killing them with these fits. Her trial unlike most trials involved no torture. One young lady who was bewitched by her went through fits of which many things were vomitted up by her and many different things were thrown at her. If Florence newton was left unhandcuffed the young lady would have fits and fall ill but if handcuffed would remain calm and have no fits.
Dolly Pentreath 1692-1777. Was born in Cornwall, England. Never married but had a son. She was acredited with the knowledge of astrology and possessed magical powers which people would come and use her for. She was able to use her powers for good and bad.
Elisabeth Sawyer ?-1621. Elisabeth Sawyer also Known as "Witch of Edmonton" was accused of bewitching her neighors children and cattle because they refused to buy her brooms. When she was being harrassed she finally confessed to being a witch. She was hanged for confessing to be a witch.

Toad-Witch these are self-initiated witches in English folkore who are accredited with possessing the power to overlook or cast the evil-eye over a person. They were powerful and most feared. They had powers also over horses, pigs and men. It was considered dangerous being a Toad-Witch as one was likely to go insane because of the supernatural powers possessed and usually died a violent death.
Witch of Endor was accredited with raising of the spirit of Samuel at the request of King Saul of Israel. In the bible it is said that Saul wished to find out whether he should fight the Philistine Army. Some say that the witch was a fake and that she threw her voice to sound like Samuel when in fact she lied about seeing god or angels, about incantations. Some believed that there may have been a spirit conjured but that it was more likely to have been the Devil but some believed that it was not the Devil as he would have been repelled by the word God or Jehovah and that the Devil would not have punished someone but would have encouraged them to do more evil.
Joan Wytte 1775-1813. Cornish woman also known by the name of the Fighting Fairy Woman of Bodmin. She was said to be clairvoyant and that people would seek her services as a seer, diviner and healer. She was known to visit a holy well where she tied clouties (a charm that is a strip of cloth taken from a sick person. Which would decay and was suppose to heal the person in a magical way. Still done today.) on the branches of trees.
Later on as a result of a tooth abscess she became very ill-tempered and would shout at people. She became involved in a large fight with people where she used her remarkable strength and bashed people and threw them across a room. She was arrested and sent to jail where she died as a result of the poor conditions. When she died her body was dissected and the skeleton was placed in a coffin, later on it was recovered and used as a joke in a seance which went wrong as it was alleged the lid of the coffin in which the skeletal remains was placed, flew open and started going around and assaulting the people taking part in the seance. After this the bones were to pass onto an antique dealer, and later on a founder of a Museum of Witchcraft. It was later said that while on display in the museum they started to experience poltergeist at which a witch was brought in to consult them of what to do and it was said that Wytte's spirit said that she wished to be laid in a proper burial.
The empty coffin remains on display along with a plaque accounting her story.

I know'd it, know'd it,Indeed I know'd it brotherI know'd it
- Weeee!Dem bones gonna rise again.- Anonymous Early AMerican Ballad

Joke of the day:
An old witch thought that she would make a fortune telling fortunes, so she bought a crystal ball, but she couldn't see any future in it!

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

More Famous Witches!!

She was once pretty!

More Famous Witches. (The last bit tomorrow)!

Old Dorothy Clutterbuck 1880-1951. Clutterbuck was allegedly the high priestess of a coven of witches and was suppose to have initiated Gerald B. Gardner into witchcraft. It also said that Clutterbuck was actually not the hight priestess but a protector of the high priestess that the real high priestess was a woman by the name of Dafo. She was a woman of high respect and wealth. When she died she left a hefty amount of money more than 60,000 pounds.
Isobel Goldie ?-1662. It is said that she had wild sexual escapades with the devil who had initiated her into the art of witchcraft. She confessed this several times but many thought that it was just a story she had made up and that it was just a game that had gotten out of hand. There are no records as to what had happened to her or other people she confessed to being witches as well. In all likelihood they were all hung as her confessions were so obscene for the time.
Joan of Arc 1412-1431. She was not charged as most people have said for practising witchcraft but for being a relapsed heretic who denied the authority of the church.
Margaret Jones ?-1648. The first witch to be executed in Massachusetts Bay Colony, she was accused of being a witch after patients under her care as their physician had gotten sicker. The reason why many patients got worse was because they refused to take medicines prescribed for them.
Lady Alice Kyteler ?-1324. Lady Alice was a wealthy woman from Ireland who was accused of witchcraft as a result of the fact that her fourth husband and his family believed she had lured him into marrying her more money. These charges were dropped and later she moved to England were she lived in luxury until her death.
Marie Laveau 1794?-1881 and 1827-1897. The most renown voodoo queen in North AMerica was actually a mother and daughter. Their appeal was their magical powers, control of one's lovers and enemies, and sex. Marie I was a most powerful woman who was told all the secrets by women and was able to use these to increase her powers. Marie II was feared more and inspired subserviance.

On Hallowe'en the thing you must do
Is pretend that nothing can frighten you
An' if somethin' scares you and you want to run
Jus' let on like it's Hallowe'en fun.
- from an Early Nineteenth Century Halloween Postcard

Joke of the day:
Q: Why are Witches good at English?
A: They are brilliant at spelling.

More Halloween fun tomorrow!

Monday, October 18, 2004

And Yet More Halloween Fun!

More Witch Lore...

Caroline of Brunswick 1768-1821 she was Queen to King George IV Of England.
It is told that she felt she was constantly being neglected by her husband and she decided to make a wax effigy of him and stick pins and thorns into it and then melt in a palace fireplace.
the North Berwick Witches a group of men and women who were accused of witchcraft in Scotland in the 16th century. On minimal evidence they were condemned and tortured and burnt. They were supposed to have created a storm to drown King James 1.
Tamsin Blight 1798-1856. Famous English witch healer and a person who is able to remove curses or spells from a person. She was also said to have put spells on those who did not please her. Also known as Tammy Blee and Tamson.
Mary Butters late 18th century-early 19th century. She is known as the Carmoney Witch and narrowly escaped trial for the killing of a cow and three people. She claimed at her inquest she saw a black man who killed the three people and that she was knocked unconscious causing the ingredients to become toxic. The incident was made into a humorous ballad.

Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting,
Lizard's leg, and howlet's wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.- Macbeth William Shakespeare

I had to add this joke I just recieved!!
Once there was a family who was given some venison by a friend. The wife cooked up the deer steaks, and served it to the husband and children. The husband thought it would be fun to have the children guess what it was that they were eating. "Is is beef?" The daughter Katie asked. "Nope." "Is it pork?" the son Willie asked."Nope.""Heck, we don't know, Dad!" Willie exclaimed. "I'll give you a clue," the Dad said, "It's what your mom sometimes calls me.""Spit it out, Willie!" cried Katie, "We're eating Asshole!!"

Sunday, October 17, 2004

More Halloween fun:


Famous Legendary and Folk Witches

Joan of Navarre 1370-1437. Duchess of Brittany who was the wife of King Henry IV of England was accused of being a witch and wanting to bring down the king. Later she was pardoned and reinstated.
Mother Shipton a 15th Century Yorkshire witch. She was said to have powers of healing and spell-casting, and her prophecies about modern time such as those of airplanes and cars has come true. Also scientific inventions, new technology, wars and politics.
Anne Boleyn 1507-1536, she was the second wife of King Henry VIII of England was beheaded and her reputation was smeared due tothe fact she was unable to bear her husband a child so he claimed she was a witch. She had a sixth finger on one hand which was believed to be a sign that the young lady was a witch.

Did you know....It is very rare for a full moon to occur at the same time as Halloween. It has only occurred in - 1925, 1944, 1955, and 1974. The next time it is said to occur is 31 October, 2020.

~~~Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and cauldron bubble.-
Macbeth William Shakespeare

Saturday, October 16, 2004

History and Customs of Halloween


Halloween is celebrated annually. But just how and when did this peculiar custom originate? Is it, as some claim, a kind of demon worship? Or is it just a harmless vestige of some ancient pagan ritual?
The word itself, "Halloween," actually has its origins in the Catholic Church. It comes from a contracted corruption of All Hallows Eve. November 1, "All Hollows Day" (or "All Saints Day"), is a Catholic day of observance in honor of saints. But, in the 5th century BC, in Celtic Ireland, summer officially ended on October 31. The holiday was called Samhain (sow-en), the Celtic New year.
One story says that, on that day, the disembodied spirits of all those who had died throughout the preceding year would come back in search of living bodies to possess for the next year. It was believed to be their only hope for the afterlife, (Panati). The Celts believed all laws of space and time were suspended during this time, allowing the spirit world to intermingle with the living, (Gahagan).
Naturally, the still-living did not want to be possessed. So on the night of October 31, villagers would extinguish the fires in their homes, to make them cold and undesirable. They would then dress up in all manner of ghoulish costumes and noisily paraded around the neighborhood, being as destructive as possible in order to frighten away spirits looking for bodies to possess, (Panati).
Probably a better explanation of why the Celts extinguished their fires was not to discourage spirit possession, but so that all the Celtic tribes could relight their fires from a common source, the Druidic fire that was kept burning in the Middle of Ireland, at Usinach, (Gahagan).
Some accounts tell of how the Celts would burn someone at the stake who was thought to have already been possessed, as sort of a lesson to the spirits, (Panati). Other accounts of Celtic history debunk these stories as myth, (Gahagan).
The Romans adopted the Celtic practices as their own. But in the first century AD, they abandoned any practice of sacrificing of humans in favor of burning effigies.
The thrust of the practices also changed over time to become more ritualized. As belief in spirit possession waned, the practice of dressing up like hobgoblins, ghosts, and witches took on a more ceremonial role.
The custom of Halloween was brought to America in the 1840's by Irish immigrants fleeing their country's potato famine. At that time, the favorite pranks in New England included tipping over outhouses and unhinging fence gates, (Panati).
The custom of trick-or-treating is thought to have originated not with the Irish Celts, but with a ninth-century European custom called souling. On November 2, All Souls Day, early Christians would walk from village to village begging for "soul cakes," made out of square pieces of bread with currants. The more soul cakes the beggars would receive, the more prayers they would promise to say on behalf of the dead relatives of the donors. At the time, it was believed that the dead remained in limbo for a time after death, and that prayer, even by strangers, could expedite a soul's passage to heaven.
The Jack-o-lantern custom probably comes from Irish folklore. As the tale is told, a man named Jack, who was notorious as a drunkard and trickster, tricked Satan into climbing a tree. Jack then carved an image of a cross in the tree's trunk, trapping the devil up the tree. Jack made a deal with the devil that, if he would never tempt him again, he would promise to let him down the tree.
According to the folk tale, after Jack died, he was denied entrance to Heaven because of his evil ways, but he was also denied access to Hell because he had tricked the devil. Instead, the devil gave him a single ember to light his way through the frigid darkness. The ember was placed inside a hollowed-out turnip to keep it glowing longer.
The Irish used turnips as their "Jack's lanterns" originally. But when the immigrants came to America, they found that pumpkins were far more plentiful than turnips. So the Jack-O-Lantern in America was a hollowed-out pumpkin, lit with an ember.
So, although some cults may have adopted Halloween as their favorite "holiday," the day itself did not grow out of evil practices. It grew out of the rituals of Celts celebrating a new year, and out of Medieval prayer rituals of Europeans. And today, it is only as evil as one cares to make it.

© 1995-2002 by Jerry Wilson
References: Charles Panati, Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things, 1987; and Dr. Joseph Gahagan, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Personal letter, 1997

Halloween Fact:
Since 1995, trick or treating in the town of Sandusky, Ohio, has been against the law for anyone older then 14.

From ghoulies to ghosties and long-leggety beastiesAnd things that go bump in the night,
Good Lord, deliver us!- Anonymous

Friday, October 15, 2004


Okay already!
My sister told me to update, so here is my update:
Been working hard...Been busy after work...Back hurts so I'm crabby...Trying to cope.
It's not that bad but I really have had a busy week and nothing much to say.
I get home and read other's blogs and forget about mine. I just don't have any witty things to say.
But today is FRIDAY!!!! YAHOO!!!
Gotta get to work!!
Have a marvelous day and weekend ahead of ya!!

The last of Things to do at Wal-Mart:
....Dart around the store suspiciously loudly humming the "Mission Impossible" theme.
....In the auto department, practice your "Madonna look" using different size funnels. (my favorite!! It's FUN!!)
....Hide in a clothing rack and when people browse through, say "PICK ME!"
....When an announcement comes over the loud speaker, assume the fetal position and scream "NO! NO! It's those voices again!!!!"
(And; last, but not least!)
Go into a fitting room and shut the door and wait a while; and, then, yell, very loudly, "There is no toilet paper in here!"

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Typical Tuesday

Well I think I had each of these emotions today. Nothing serious, but a typical Tuesday.
We had a Terrorist scare in the Sunday Seattle Times Paper this week. Known people tied to terrorists were seen taking pictures of the Ferries here on the Island and at Deception Pass Bridge and at the Navy Base.
If we lose the Ferry Docks and the Bridge we are crippled. Hundreds or thousands use the ferries daily to get to work mostly at Boeing or to the Everett Naval Base. It would mean they would rely on us to get them to and from the end of the Island to passenger only barges. Well that is right up my ally! Disaster Preparedness!!
We have a plan in place in case of any disaster. I refuse to let the terrorists make me shiver in fright, but I am also realistic and know this is a bad year and need to prepare for the worst! We are prepared and hoping we never need to use the plan!
Ok, here I go again......Winter is coming and you need to keep survival gear in all your vehicles!!
Change the batteries in all your flashlights and put them back in your car. inventory your first aid kit and put it back in your car. Put a blanket in the back seat. a jug of water, some granola bars, beef jerky, jumper cables, grit (sand & salt), change of underwear and toothbrush! Poncho, and whatever else you need.
Love ya all!!

More Things to do at Wal-Mart
....Move a 'CAUTION - WET FLOOR' sign to a carpeted area.
....Set up a tent in the camping department and tell other shoppers you'll invite them in if they'll bring pillows from the bedding department.
....When a clerk asks if they can help you, begin to cry and ask 'Why can't you people just leave me alone?'
....Look right into the security camera; use it as a mirror, and pick your nose.
....While handling guns in the hunting department, ask the clerk if he knows where the anti- depressants are.

Monday, October 11, 2004

My office #3

Some one asked for a picture of my office.
I embarrasingly took these pictures before I left work tonight!
It is a tiny cubicle. The office is about 8x12 and is divided by a cloth partition behind my desk there.
Someone else has the other half.
I can sit in my chair and swivel to work on the computer, then roll over to the file cabinet.
It gets rather small at times so I take whatever I am working on and go to the conference room to spread out the paperwork.
We are working on a grant for a new facility which might be seen in about 3 years!!
My office #2

My window opens up to the parking lot where the buses sit.
I have to close my window alot when the diesel fumes come rolling in!

My office

Um...what can I say?
I have many projects I work on and so little space to do it!

Sunday, October 10, 2004

Monday is here!

Well let's hope my Monday won't go as this cat's is!
I'm sure he got stuck in there!
And that fish thought he had it made by making faces at that big mean ole pussy cat!!
Boy, the week drags on and Finally Friday gets here and before you know it Sunday night is gone and it is past your bedtime and ready to start another week, and your chores aren't done!
Oh well I can do the floors during the week!
If I don't, Im sure I will get company so I better do it tomorrow! You don't get company unless your house is dirty don't ya know! They wait until your place is the worst, then here they come!! I wish I was one of those gals (like Leslie) that a clean place comes naturally but I'm not! I have a pile of clutter following me wherever I go! Like Pigpen in the Charlie Brown comics! I spend more time trying to straighten up my clutter and find things to make it better, but next thing I know it is there! Oh well if that is all I have to worry about I am lucky!! Maybe I will get a picture of my office and share it with you. Well maybe not. Well We'll see!
HAHAHAHA Well it is now time to hit the hay!

Things to do at Wal-Mart while your spouse/partner is taking their sweet time:
... Get 24 boxes of condoms and randomly put them in peoples carts when they aren't looking.
... Set all the alarm clocks in Housewares to go off at 5-minute intervals.
...Make a trail of tomato juice on the floor leading to the rest rooms.
...Walk up to an employee and tell him/her in an official tone, 'Code 3' in housewares ..... and see what happens.
...Go the Service Desk and ask to put a bag of M&M's on lay away.

Saturday, October 09, 2004

I couldn't resist this one!

Okay, this is to my sister for picking on me all day and laughing at my shortcomings!
I am going to sleep in all morning then clean house and get prepared for the next week to come!
Hope the weekend is a peaceful one for all, and a special Thanksgiving wish to all my Canadian Friends!
Have a turkey sandwhich for me! Put mayonnaise and cranberry sauce, iceberg lettuce and salt on it! And have a big fat juicy dill pickle to eat with it!

And the final list of Things Stressed Women at Work Might Say:
...I'm not tense, just terribly, terribly alert.
...A hard-on doesn't count as personal growth.
...You are depriving some village of an idiot.
...If assholes could fly, this place would be an airport.

Friday, October 08, 2004

Don't mess with me!

I feel rather bitchy today!
I guess the virus I had ran me down and now I am just tired and bitchy!
I will get over it, but I don't know if the people around me will! HAHAHAHA
It is windy, rainy and 55 degrees here, and I love it!
It is Friday too, so I am, getting over the bitchy mood really quick!
It was just so hard to pull myself out of bed and get dressed!
Hope everyone else has a great day! Alot of people have a long weekend with Columbus Day on Monday or the Canadian Thanksgiving on Monday!
I'll be thinking of you while I am at work!
Well, back to work I go!!

Even More Things Stressed Women at Work Might Say:
... Chaos, panic and disorder. My work here is done.
... Ambivalent? Well, yes and no.
... You look like shit. Is that the style now?
... Earth is full. Go home.
... Awww, did I step on your poor little bitty ego?

Thursday, October 07, 2004

Poop! I cannot get to sleep!!

No, this really isn't me, I have blue eyes!

I came home from work today and about 6:00 I got really sleepy so I went to bed to read for 1/2 hour and woke up an hour later. Well now I cannot get to sleep and it is 2:30AM!! Swell, now I will be a zombie at work tomorrow! So what else is new, huh?

I ran into a friend at the Post Office this afternoon (she isn't hurt) and she told me I better go get my flu shot because there is a shortage in town. I said ok. She said "No go today right now, and promise me you will because you are at high risk and I don't want you to get sick this year"! She works at the Health Department and said that there will only be one place giving the shot and they might run out of the serum. I went there at 1:00 and there was a line and I had to wait 15 minutes. Big deal...I took a friend there two hours later and she was in line 45 minutes!! I heard the gal at the counter say they will rtun out of serum by tomorrow if this keeps up. I looked around and saw no end to the line and cars were pulling up!

Well now I am still wide awake and it is 2:48 but who is watching the clock??

I'll get sleepy around 6:00 just before my alarm goes off I'm sure!!

I'll post the pictures people asked for maybe tomorrow or Friday. Nite-Nite (HA!)

And even More Things Stressed Women at Work Might Say:
Back off!! You're standing in my aura.
Don't worry. I forgot your name too.
I work 45 hours a week to be this poor.
Not all men are annoying. Some are dead.
Wait...I'm trying to imagine you with a personality.

Tuesday, October 05, 2004


I love Ghost stories and Haunted houses!
I found this site today about Hauntings in this area!
I will spend alot of time reading about them!
We lived in a house that had a ghost in it in 1964-1967.
I also saw a ghost in a house where I lived in 1970.
Does anyone have a ghost story to share?
Ok, I'll play the picture game. What three pictures do you want me to post?

More Things Stressed Women at Work Might Say:
....Do they ever shut up on your planet?
....I'm not your type. I'm not inflatable.
....Stress is when you wake up screaming and realize you haven't gone to sleep yet.

Monday, October 04, 2004

3 Hours later It rolls on in....

It is smelling and feeling like October now! The fog has been rolling in every night now and my imagination gets away with me making up ghost stories. That is really easy to do because this Prairie has a lot of history. In 1857 1 ½ miles away from my house on the beach Col. Isaac Ebey was beheaded by the Renegade Indians from Vancouver Island. The Indians on the Island here were friendly, but those Vancouver Island Indians were the mean ones. Look out, vegasbaby!

They sell pumpkins over there where the trees are. I'll take pictures of them later.
I drove into Anacortes (38 miles away) this morning in fog so thick you could hardly see the pavement. Luckily I know the roads really well. I also keep a sharp well awake eye on the center line looking for any wheels coming my way!
After my appointment I drove on to time a new possible Route for the bus.
That was good for timing, as it was in real time in the fog. I don't like to time them too tight, as the buses would run late at times, and if you time them too loose, the buses would have to stop to make up time.
That is one of the fun part of my job.
At 10:00 this morning the mountain belched again. It was not the big one they are waiting for. That might come weeks later. Mary Lou and I will keep you informed.
Stupid "lookie loo's" are driving up to the mountain to get as close as they can, and even going through places that are off limits! I think they should ticket each and every one of those guys.

More Things Stressed Women at Work Might Say:
....Why don't you try practicing random acts of intelligence and senseless acts of self-control?
....I'm not crazy. I've been in a very bad mood for 30 years.
....Sarcasm is just one more service I offer.
Foggy nights

Sunday, October 03, 2004

I feel much better!

I think I conquered whatever virus invaded my body Thursday!
I slept most of the weekend waking up this morning around 11:30!!
I HATE being out of sorts!
I am cleaning my house in very short energy bursts, but it is getting done.
I found some butterscotch chips so I am making oatmeal scotchies! I am using Splenda instead of regular sugar, but the rest is the bad stuff, like the butterscotch chips and the brown sugar, but I am cutting whenever I can. I found some ice cream to scream about! "Dreyers carb benefit" Vanilla bean made with Splenda. It says that "sensitive individuals may experience a laxative effect from excess consumption of this ingredient!". So hey! What a bonus! eat it, then get rid of it without having to purge!! What a concept!!

Mt St Helens is still shaking. I cannot help but think that history is repeating itself.
In 1980 the mountain started rumbling in March, it made a big steam burst in April and the scientists were warning everyone to stay away. Nothing happened so people started returning to the mountain. On May 18th it blew it's top and killed 57 people including a crusty ole character (Harry Truman) that refused to leave his Spirit Lake Lodge with his 16 cats. All that went up in ashes in a matter of seconds!

I pray it doesn't happen like that again. We are safe here where we are, but the ash would be spread across the countryside.

We said goodbye to Gar last night at the Mariners game. Edgar Martinez is a true Mariner and stayed here even when other offers of more money came his way. Thank you Gar for a great ride!! Because of you I am a Mariners fan! We are a classy bunch, even though we don't win every time! It's the classy way we play the game!! Farewell Gar!

More Things Stressed Women at Work Might Say:
...This isn't an office. It's hell with fluorescent lighting.
...I started out with nothing and still have most of it left.
...Therapy is expensive. Popping bubble wrap is cheap. You choose.

Saturday, October 02, 2004

Blue Moon Ahead

Thar she Blows!!

I subscribe to Space Weather News and it alerts me of upcoming Northern Lights and other space news. I recieved this today!!
Pretty cool!! And it is clear skies today!!
No sleep for me tonight!!

Space Weather News for Oct. 2, 2004
VENUS AND REGULUS: Prepare to wake up early: Just before sunrise onSunday, Oct. 3rd, the planet Venus and the bright star Regulus will bebeautifully close together in the eastern sky--only 1/5 of one degreeapart. It's a real treat for early risers.

BLUE MOON ALERT: Mount St. Helens in Washington is spewing ash and steam,and scientists say a bigger eruption could happen soon. (Real soon!! It just burped again!) This means skywatchers in western North America should be alert for blue moons in the weeks ahead. Airborne particles from volcanoes can act like a color-filter, shading the moon (or even the sun) blue. Follow the links at for more information.

SOLAR ACTIVITY: For the second straight week, solar activity remains low.Bright auroras are unlikely in the nights ahead.

More Things Stressed Women at Work Might Say:
...Well, aren't we a damn ray of sunshine?
...Don't bother me, I'm living happily ever after.
...Do I look like a people person?
October 1 2004 12:01 PM

Friday, October 01, 2004


Mt St Helens

Well the mountain started letting off some steam today a few minutes ago.
We still do not know if she is going to blow her top or just sit there and fart all day.
It is actually exciting watching the tv as things happen.
I'm hoping that it will wait until tonight when Ichiro breaks the hitting record to blow her top at the same time! That would be memorable!!
Breaking news is coming on the tv and I just got this site emailed to me. check it out!!
This is exciting! I sure hope everyone stays safe in case it blows for good!
I will keep you updated!

Things Stressed Women at Work Might Say:
1. Okay, okay! I take it back. Unf--k you.
2. You say I'm a bitch like it's a bad thing.
3. Well, this day was a total waste of make-up.