Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Another Dentist visit!

I had a Dentist appointment today and they asked where the Monkey was! I forgot about Monkey Nuts!! I went into the room and was wearing my pony tail clip on hairpiece and it would hurt if I laid my head on it so I said don't laugh, and whipped the pony tail off. I thought the assistant was going to choke to death!! The Dentist came down the hall and asked what the commotion was all about, and we told him. He said he wish he could wear one as he was nearly bald. I told him he couldn't because he needed hair to clip it on to, and he proved me wrong! I told Char to get my purse, and I got out my camera!! We all had a laugh on that one!! I made a bunch of copies and I made a Christmas card out of one of them and I am sending them to him. I used the one that does not show his face to ensure privacy! But....I have the original!! Mwahahahahahaha!!
This is a small town, so I could have much fun with this!!
We were in the Fire Department together for about 15 years, so we are used to joking around.
Nothing like being in the Dentist chair and having your pagers go off and the patient AND the Dentist take off!! Well those days are over. I cannot move that fast anymore!!
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Keep only cheerful friends.
The grouches pull you down.
(keep this In mind if you are one ofthose grouches;)

Monday, November 28, 2005

This is so wrong!

Well Monday morning is here and I make my bed and get dressed and trudge around the house and walk into my bedroom to put my makeup on and see THIS!! How RUDE!! at least he can wait until I go to work to do this! He is just rubbing it in that I Have to go to work so he can have this life of luxury while he just SLEEPS all day! HMMMMPPPFF!! Posted by Picasa

I got this email this morning and thought it was hilarious!!
An old couple were having dinner at a restaurant.
Toward the end of their meal the husband leaned over and asked his wife, "Do you remember the first time we had sex together over fifty years ago? We went behind this very tavern where you leaned against the back fence and I made love to you.""Yes, she said, "I remember it well.""Ok," he said, "How about taking a stroll around there again and we can do it for old time's sake?""Oh Charlie, you old devil, that sounds like a crazy, but very good idea!"A police officer sitting in the next booth overheard the couple's conversation and, having a chuckle to himself, thought, "I've got to see these two old timers having sex against a fence. I'll just keep an eye on them so there's no trouble." So he followed them.They walked haltingly along, leaning on each other for support, aided by walking sticks. Finally they got to the back of the tavern and made their way to the fence. The old lady lifted her skirt and the old man dropped his trousers. She leans against the fence, the old man moved in. Suddenly they erupted into the most furious sex that the policeman had ever seen. The spectacle continued for about ten minutes.Finally, they both collapsed, panting, on the ground.The policeman is amazed. He thought, for sure, he had learned something about life that he didn't know.
After about half an hour of lying on the ground recovering, the old couple struggled to their feet and put their clothes back on.The Policeman, still watching, was truly amazed. "I've got to ask them what their secret is, he vows.
As the couple passed him, he said to them, "Excuse me folks, but that was something else. You must've had a fantastic sex life together. Is there some sort of secret to this?
"The old man said, voice noticeably fatigued "Well, fifty years ago that wasn't an electric fence".

Friday, November 25, 2005

The Day after Thanksgiving...

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I was washing my linens and when I was making my bed my two cats decided to help me as usual! I finally shooed them off and put the comforter on and Elliott was a pounce ahead of me! He thinks this is so much FUN!!

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I am sitting around not doing a danged thing! I was going to go shopping but it is stormy today so sitting around the house doing chores and nibbling on turkey sounded like the thing to do! 'Cept I am having turkey farts! You know the kind....silent and sneaky! I better stay home from my AA meeting tonight. WAIT!! I'll go and because they are silent, no body will know it was me...'cept probably everyone there will be doing the same thing and we all will die of asphixiation! HAHAHAHA "Mysterious natural gas kills 40 in Oak Harbor"!!

Well time to go nibble some more!

Try everything twice. On Madams tombstone (of Whelan's and Madam)
she said she wanted this epitaph: Tried everything twice...loved it
both times!

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving!!

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Well it is 11:30 on Thanksgiving Eve.
I went to Church tonight and took my Mexican friend Maria and another friend Sheryl. Maria said she wouldn't understand anything, but I told her to go and feel Jesus in her heart. As we were singing our Praise songs, I noticed she was swinging and clapping louder than I was and she was smiling! The Pastor asked for any testimonies of anyone that had anything to be thankful for this year. My friend Steve (Sheryl's husband)told about his healing of a stroke he had in March then I told about my healing of getting off of insulin in march! We had communion, and she understood what that meant. On the way home Maria said with tears that she loved me and so does Saul (her husband)and her two sons Aaron and Chris. She said they love me like a mom! We all got to crying happy tears.
I got home around 9:00 and noticed a package on my doorstep! It was a card and a coffee mug with a picture of a darling little kitten with a butterfly on it's nose and a butterfly in the mug. The card was signed "For all that you do, we are thankful for you". It was signed by the buswash guys!! I was their supervisor for years and someone else took over their supervision this Summer because I have way too much to do. Well that got more happy tears flowing!!

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I am sitting here feeling full of love!! I remember so many other Thanksgiving Eve's when I was bartending and everyone in the bar was neglecting their chores and running to Safeway for pumpkin pies!! Whew, I am so glad I am not a drunk any more!
I have alot to be thankful for this year!!
I have my Faith!!
My sobriety!!
I have my health back
I have a sister that loves me
I have a brother that loves me
two nephews and a niece that love me and they all are healthy!
Numerous friends
a great Church
a great job
a house that is paid for
two loving healthy cats
a great car
a boss that loves me
people that work with me actually LIKE me!
All my friends on the blogging world!
sigh, life is goooood!
I sure hope everyone has a Happy and safe Thanksgiving!!


Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Thanksgiving Leftovers

Does anyone have their favorite leftover turkey recipes they want to share? Or for that matter, what are your favorite Thanksgiving recipes???
I'm taking a spiral ham to my sister's, and I am to bring the sweet potatoes (which nobody likes) and deviled eggs.
I like to make the deviled eggs mixing the yokes with mayonnaise, dry mustard, a dab of rice wine vinegar, a wee sprinkle of curry powder, salt, pepper and celery salt.

My sweet potato casserole is:

3 Cups cooled mashed sweet potatoes
1 Cup Splenda for Baking (I cut calories when I can)
1/2 Cup Butter
2 Eggs
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1/3 Cup Milk
1 Cup Brown Sugar (no substitute yet)
1/2 Cup Flour (I use whole wheat pastry flour)
1/3 Cup Butter
1 Cup Chopped Walnuts

Mix separately.
Pour filling greased baking dish
cover with topping
bake 25-30 minutes at 350 degree oven.

This tastes more like a dessert than a vegetable.

I might try a new one:
layer cooked and sliced sweet potatoes with peeled and cut tart apples, 1/2 cup diced dried apricots, 1/2 cup crushed pineapple w/juice, 1/2 cup brown sugar, sprinkle a little lime juice and zest and sprinkle top with bread crumbs.
Bake for 1 hour at 375 degrees.

Anyone have any better ideas?


Burma Shave

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Was it good for you?

Well that went FAST!!
Did we just have a weekend? Hmmm, I went to my meeting on Friday then to the retreat and came home about midnight. I woke up Saturday feeling like crap, so I decided to stay home from the rest of the retreat. I did my laundry and house chores, then cooked the ham and went to the banquet (Mary Lou didn't go like I knew she wouldn't).
There were about 100 people there and we had a BLAST! Two great speakers.
I got home about 10:00 then went to Church this morning and came home and lay down to read about 1:30 and woke up about 7 tonight!!
It is now 11:00 and time for bed. WHAAAAA?
Have a great Monday!


Burma Shave

Friday, November 18, 2005

Ahhhh, it's Friday evening!!

Whew! It's been a long week, and I am home for about 20 minutes then I run into Oak Harbor to meet a friend for dinner, then AA, then drive to Greenbank and join some Church gals for a mini retreat, then run home to sleep about midnight, then back there in the morning, then run to Mary Lou's to take her to an AA banquet. WHEW!!
That picture is kinda how I feel. I love my life, the things I do, and I cherish my alone times for rest!
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Burma Shave

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Helping out at the Transit Office.

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Monkey Nuts got to go to work with me today with his new hat and scarf I made for him because it is COLD today!!
Helping Craig in Dispatch.

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Giving Frank, the Operations Manager some advice.

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Terry the Dispatcher is smitten with him.

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Showing the technician how to fix the copy machine.

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Helping with the layout of a new schedule.

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Martha the Director showed him how to read the new schedule.

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I took him out to drive a bus.

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He likes riding the bus.
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He met Frenchy and learned how to change the oil in the buses.

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With all the excitement of the two days Monkey Nuts just cannot sleep wondering where he will go to next!!

Monday, November 14, 2005

Monkey Nuts arrives at my house!

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Elliott was curious when Monkey Nuts arrived!

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What is this?

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Punkin is all excited about a present from her Canuck boyfriend Bilbo!!

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Punkin, you are making a fool of yourself!!

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Monkey Nuts said his mouth hurts so I took him to the Dentist.

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Char had to prepare him for the Dentist.

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Stan the Man won't hurt you a bit!

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Rose said you were a perfect patient, and no cavities!!!!
Tomorrow we go to work!!