Saturday, April 30, 2005

If I could....

This is a great little meme that is going round. My sister tagged me on it after she was tagged by Cal.
The Rules:

The idea is to pick 5 and complete the sentences, then pass this little meme on to 3 more of your blog pals! But no tag backs!

If I could be a scientist…
If I could be a farmer…
If I could be a musician…
If I could be a doctor…
If I could be a painter…
If I could be a gardener…
If I could be a missionary…
If I could be a chef…
If I could be an architect…
If I could be a linguist…
If I could be a psychologist…
If I could be a librarian…
If I could be an athlete…
If I could be a lawyer…
If I could be an inn-keeper…
If I could be a professor…
If I could be a writer…
If I could be a llama-rider…
If I could be a bonnie pirate…
If I could be an astronaut…
If I could be a world famous blogger…
If I could be a justice on any one court in the world…
If I could be married to any current famous political figure…

Musician: I would learn to play the piano, but my heart is in the drums. I love African drums and Native American drums. They have always enchanted me with their beat and their songs. I get the goosebumps when I hear a good CD with drums. It is part of the ancient music that has evolved into the music of today. I would play an African drum in my Church as part of the praise team. In fact stick around, folks, I just might do that! I have talent and good rhythm!

Innkeeper: I would have a loghouse fishing lodge with little cabins in Haines Alaska. A place for fishermen to come and catch the fish. I would cook healthy foods that taste so good that the people would not know it is good for them, and have a nice little greenhouse to grow the herbs I cook with. There would be a big room for Meetings such as AA meetings, or a Church service like the small Church I go to. We rent the space for our services. In fact I'd probably look for a pastor to start a Christ the King in Haines! I'd also have a little convenience store for my sister to run, and my brother would be the grounds keeper. That is a big dream, and if I won the lottery I would do it in a heartbeat! Stick around, folks!

Writer: I'd write books about my lifes experiences hoping my trials and ERRORS would help others. I would write comedy and drama. All of which I live daily. I can take the most serious of times and turn it into a comedy and go on with my life. I try to live my life in a positive manner. If something is wrong I try to right it, and put smiles on peoples faces. My motto: If it ain't fun, I'm outa here!!

They didn't have bus driver on that, nor Firefighter or Ambulance EMT,all of which I was. My career at Island Transit is great! My job is stressful yet fun! I more or less molded my job around me as my boss saw the potential in me and threw them at me. There was alot of trial and error getting to where I am at my job, but I wouldn't trade it for anything! I love my boss and the people I work with!
I am a very blessed person and I know it!
Praise the Lord for where I am today!!

Now I pass this to Faith, Wanda & David. Have fun. You must post this on your own blog. My sister made me do it, so be a sport, ok?

I Work Hard Because Millions On Welfare Depend on Me!

P.S. My sister just informed me I only did 3 when I was supposed to do 5!

Okay, Doctor: I would be an emergency room doctor, or a doctor out in the bush of Alaska. I worked on the ambulance for 10 years and I loved it! My body is not as strong and healthy as I should be so I backed out of that profession. But I found out I work well under adrenaline rushes and stress.

and Chef: I guess I covered that on my Innkeeper answer.
Is that ok Mary Lou?

Thursday, April 28, 2005

Wanna Ride?

It's Thursday!!!

Whooo Whooo!!!! Tomorrow is my favorite day!
I thought this picture was appropriate for my blog since I teach people how to drive a bus for public transportation!

I'm in the middle of teaching 3 great people, and it is rather humbling seeing their fresh faces and excitement when they get behind the wheel and drive around learning the routes with me. I remember when I was hired. I was 37 years old, quit drinking in June, left my husband in July, working as a bartender at night, part time ambulance 24 hours on Sundays. November rolled by and the company was forming and they advertised for bus drivers. I was reading the want ads in the bar one night looking for hope, and saw the ad. I said "That is for me!!" benefits! retirement, health insurance, vacation pay, sick pay! WOW!! Some people laughed at the thought of me driving a bus! Well to all those people who laughed, it is now 17 1/2 years later, and I am now TEACHING people how to drive a 35 foot bus!! Nanner Nanner!

Life is goooood!

I went into my lawyer's office and said, "I heard people have sued the tobacco companies for giving them lung cancer, and McDonald's for making them fat."

My lawyer says, "Yes, that's true."

I said, "Well, I'm interested in suing too."

My lawyer says, "Okay, McDonald's, or the tobacco companies?"

I said,
"Neither I'm suing Budweiser for all the ugly men I've slept with."

Tuesday, April 26, 2005


Is this not the funniest doggie you have ever seen?
I got this in an e-mail and thought I would share it!
Can you imagine saying SIT! to a dog and have him do this? HAHAHAHA
So far my week has been great, hope yours is as good!

My husband and I divorced over religious differences.
He thought he was God and I didn't.

Sunday, April 24, 2005

Punkin & her silly Carrot!

No matter what toy I buy for her, this silly Carrot is her favorite. Punkin has never been much of a playful kitten. I found her on death row at the city pound in Oak Harbor. She was 4 months old and I would be her 4th owner. She must've had a traumatic kittenhood. She is such a lover now. She doesn't like to be hugged, but she loves to sit on anyone's lap (usually the one that hates cats), and purrs. I find that carrot in odd places in the mornings. I hardly see her play with it, so she must do it when I am sleeping and she is prowling at night.

This weekend was marvelous! Both days were sunny and a very slight breeze. I love taking a nap when the windows are open and hear the neighborhood noises. Other people's hard work puts me right to sleep!

Mary Lou and I went to Costco yesterday and she got in the car and started babbling away, and without taking a breath she would change the subject and keep going. She stopped and said "oh, I'm sorry, I keep babbling". I told her to go right ahead. It is very seldom that she can talk to a human. She is at home with a fish, a rabbit, and 4 cats. Not much of a conversation with them!

Well it is time for my shower then quiet time!

Hope everyone had a great weekend and have a marvelous week ahead!

You're just jealous because the voices only talk to me!

Friday, April 22, 2005

Flowers leading the way.

I came home from a meeting last night at 8:30 PM and saw this trail of flowers leading me to my door.
I have a special friend named Chris an 11 year old Mexican boy that has adopted me as his Grandma I guess. He is the most polite kid I have known and very thoughtful! I told this before but I'll repeat it.
I met him on March 2nd. I had an epidural steroid injection on my lower spine for pain I have been living with. I was at home and very cranky and feeling upset. My health had been bad for the past 6 months and I was at my wits end. I couldn't make it to Bible study that night so the gals decided to come over to my house instead. It was 6:00 and I heard a knock on my door. I opened the door and there stood two little Mexcican boys. I said "ok, what're you selling"? They said "nothing, we brought you flowers because you are such a nice person". Well my heart melted immediately, and I invited them in. The gals from my Bible study started showing up and I introduced them all then the boys left.
That night the gals asked me if I would mind if they annointed me and prayed for me. I was speachless. I'm new at this Church stuff and didn't really know what to say, but I was hurting and at my lowest, so I said ok. They did the praying and I felt absolutely awesome. I cannot explain it, but I felt warm inside and euphoric. (they explained it was the Holy Spirit entering my body). The very next day my blood sugars started dropping and from that day on I have been off of insulin. I have lost 40 pounds and I can breathe again without feeling like I was going to faint! I'm not foolish enough to say I will leave it all up to God now, because I do know I am Diabetic and can go right back on insulin and be right back where I was, but God gave me that kick start I needed! I thank the Lord daily for what he has given me.
I do believe he sent me a guardian angel in the likes of an 11 year old boy.
Life is goooooood!
Chris visits me every single day.

Pain and Suffering is inevitable
but Misery is optional.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Getting Old

Oh my Gosh, I read this and it reminded me so much of me at work AND at home!!! HAHAHHAHAHAHA

A. A. A. D. D. - Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder.
This is how it manifests:
I decide to water my garden.
As I turn on the hose in the driveway, I look over at my GMC and decide
it needs washing.
As I start toward the garage, I notice that there is mail on the porch
table that I brought up from the mailbox earlier.
I decide to go through the mail before I wash the GMC.
I lay the coach keys down on the table, put the junk mail in the garbage
can under the table, and notice that the can is full.
So, I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out the garbage
But then I think, since I'm going to be near the mailbox when I take out
the garbage anyway, I may as well pay the bills first.
I take my checkbook off the table, and see that there is only one check
My extra checks are in my desk in the study, so I go inside the house to
my desk where I find the can of Coke that I had been drinking.
I'm going to look for my checks, but first I need to push the Coke aside
so that I don't accidentally knock it over. I see that the Coke is getting
warm, and I decide I should put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold.
As I head toward the kitchen with the Coke a vase of flowers on the
counter catches my eye--they need to be watered.
I set the Coke down on the counter, and I discover my reading glasses
that I've been searching for all morning.
I decide I better put them back on my desk, but first I'm going to water
the flowers.
I set the glasses back down on the counter, fill a container with water
and suddenly I spot the TV remote. Someone left it on the kitchen table.
I realize that tonight when we go to watch TV, I will be looking for the
remote, but I won't remember that it's on the kitchen table, so I
decide to put it back in the den where it belongs, but first I'll water
the flowers.
I pour some water in the flowers, but quite a bit of it spills on the
So, I set the remote back down on the table, get some towels and wipe up
the spill.
Then I head down the hall trying to remember what I was planning to do.
At the end of the day:
* the GMC isn't washed
* the bills aren't paid
* there is a warm can of Coke sitting on the counter
* the flowers don't have enough water
* there is still only one check in my check book
* I can't find the remote
* I can't find my glasses
* I don't remember what I did with the car keys.
Then when I try to figure out why nothing got done today, I'm really
baffled because I know I was busy all day long, and I'm really tired.
I realize this is a serious problem, and I'll try to get some help for
it, but first I'll check my e-mail.


Sunday, April 17, 2005

My heart is full today

Wow, my heart is so full of love! I had a marvelous busy week.
I was so looking forward to yesterday to sit around and do NOTHING! I slept until 10:30 and got up and dressed, ate breakfast and then looked at a bookmark I made for my little 11 year old Mexican friend and was wondering what he was up to today and someone knocked on the door. It was Chris. He asked if I had the phone number to a new friend of his because there is a birthday party at the pizza parlor for him today, and he wanted to know which pizza parlor. It just so happpened I had the number and was thrilled to be able to take him to the party. It was for the son of my Pastor friend that I hadn't seen in awhile. So we found out where and I took him to the party. I had some small bubble containers so grabbed them. We had a blast. Well ok, I had a blast I don't know about him! We stopped at Walmart and I noticed he threw some little $3.00 item in my cart so sneaky like. I just smiled.
I took him home and was going to nap and he showed up at my door again telling me he was going to beat me at Scrabble! HA! so we played Scrabble for an hour, then I had to go to my Boss's house for Dinner. My Boss is in Europe on a Transportation study and her hubby is home with the three little adorable adopted Chinese girls. They ar 2, 4 & 6 years old. After dinner I made some sugar free lemon sorbet and told him to get out of the house for a few hours to get some air. He hesitated then ran like the dickens! We watched the movie "Jersy Girl' which was good then half of Lion king 1 1/2. He got home about 10:30, so I got home and fell into bed!
I got up today and went to Church and felt so overwhelmed with love. The people there are great and we all love each other alot! Then after Church I came home for my small group meeting at noon and now I am alone at 2:30 and going to take a nap!
Catch up with everyone later!!

How do they get deer to cross the road only at those yellow road signs?
And do they all hop across the street like the picture shows?

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Almost to Steven's Pass

I'm baaaaaack!!
Whew! I am pooped, so will catch up Thurday!
Here is a picture of the Pass about 30 miles from Leavenworth.
we had nice weather going over there, and snow on the way back, then sun and rain until I got home. I am about to jump in the jetta tub with hot water and Lavender Batherapy salts! Goodnight all!

If someone with multiple personalities threatens to kill himself, is it considered a hostage situation?

Sunday, April 10, 2005

See ya Thursday!!

I'm heading to the mountains.
See ya at the end of the week.
Y'all have a great week!

Atheism is a non-prophet organization.

Saturday, April 09, 2005

And yet another cute pair!

This is Saturday!
I am heading to Oak Harbor to take My friend Hannah to lunch. The only thing she has to look forward to living in a rest home. It makes me feel as good as her.
I have to be careful of what I eat now, so I am having French onion soup with baked swiss cheese on top and garlic bread. NUM! I love French Onion soup!!
Hannah usually has Prawns or Oysters. Stuff that they do not serve in the home.
Then I have to come home and do laundry and get ready for my mini trip Sunday!
Have a GREAT weekend!

I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman,
"Where's the self-help section?"
She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose.

Wednesday, April 06, 2005


However did they get those two animals to sit side by side like that and look at the camera? I love it!
Well it is Wednesday and I am ALMOST getting over the resentment of losing an hour. My body knows it is not time to get up! My cat even rolls over and stays in bed!

We had a beautiful day today! 70 degrees, and everthing is blooming, and the yards are green. Hummingbirds are hungry and agressive!

Next weekend I am heading to Leavenworth in the mountains for a three day ADA Conference. Tough job, but someone's gotta do it!
Leavenworth is a Bavarian looking village just over Stevens Pass. There might still be snow up there.

Hope everyone is enjoying the Spring!

Thought for the day:
If you spin an oriental man in a circle three times does he become disoriented?

Sunday, April 03, 2005

Here comes another Monday!!

Well that sure went fast!!
What happened to Saturday?
Oh yeah, we LOST an hour of it!
I carry this resentment for 6 months!
Gotta get to bed!!

Just a thought:
If man evolved from monkeys and apes, why do we still have monkeys and apes?

Friday, April 01, 2005

I'm a baaaaad girl!!

Okay, this is the trailer two doors down from me. This is where the creep lives that has a friend of mine more or less enslaved there!

I saw her tonight at a meeting and pulled her aside and told her to run for her life! To get away from that creep! He is dangerous and he will kill you!
Her eyes got really big, and I told her that he won't let her come over to my house or call me will he? And he won't let her use the phone? He won't let her go anywhere alone! The couple that brought her to the meeting were trying to get her out, then stopped and listened to me. I looked at the guy and told him to call the chief of police if he doubts a word I am saying! He said he was a good friend of Don's then I told him Don's history. He paled and told her to get away from him. I doubt she will but I tried to help her.

Any way, while Don was in the trailer with all the curtains pulled I stuck this poster on his house and ran away giggling like a little girl!

heeheehee He used to deal drugs. (probably still does).
Ohhhh, I'm bad! Yes my door is locked and I have weapons near by!

If you want a committed man, look in a mental hospital.
We need each other in these dire times!

This has been a hard week for everybody!
The earthquakes, the weather, Terri Shiavo, the Pope, differences of opinions.
Don't let things bog you down too much. This is Friday, and I am looking forward to sleeping in tomorrow and Church on Sunday!
Love ya all!!

Man's way leads to a hopeless end --
God's way leads to an endless hope.