Saturday, December 31, 2005

New Years Eve!!

Yikes-a-roonie!! I cannot believe it is New Years Eve 2005!! Tomorrow is 2006. Who'da thunk that we would be here to see this?
Oh...this picture shows how Seattle does New Years Eve. Lots of crazy people pack downtown at Seattle Center to see the spectacular light show, but me? I like to sit home with my trusty police scanner and television and watch the New Years celebration around the world and listen to rookie drinkers being pulled over by our trusty police!! hehehehe (see ya at the next AA meeting sucker!! How much did that cost ya? Was it worth it??) hehehehehe
I spent too many New Years Eve's Bartending and being the last (drunk) to leave the premesis in broad daylight!! I seemed to get drunker after hours cleaning the bar than the patrons did during the night. My ex-husband refused to be out on that night and would stay home while I worked. The old fuddy duddy!!
Well I don't get to stay home, our Church decided to have a 'game' night and we all are going to drink sodas and eat fattening snacks and play silly games like 'guesstures' or something like that. Whoo Hoo!! Oh, it'll be fun, 'cause I like everyone there. We will be together and pray the New Years in asking for Blessings of 2006.
2005 was a fabulous year for me, and I am looking forward to the year to come.
I pray everyone has a safe and sane night and if you drink, PLEASE don't drive!! PLEASE!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!! May all your dreams come true and give you a healthy happy prosperous 2006. Posted by Picasa
Before you criticize someone,
you should walk a mile in their shoes.
That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

Thursday, December 29, 2005

What's your next move?

Elliott seems to be telling me I am about to make the wrong move! He just LOVES to help me at the computer! I have to leave and go to the recliner and give him his 'special time'. Punkin seems to be tolerating him.

Well Christmas is over and I am ready to put away all the decorations and clean house!! Well ok, I am getting my hair done in Bellingham tomorrow while my house cleaner cleans my house! She comes in every two weeks to deep clean and I stay much cleaner that way! I am off work until next Tuesday so I will get alot done by then.

Mary Lou is having problems with her server, so she started a temporary new blog. Go visit her here. Posted by Picasa
I have absolutely nothing to blog about, just wanted to renew my site before everyone thinks I deserted this.

Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead.
Do not walk ahead of me,for I may not follow.
Do not walk beside me either.
Just pretty much leave me the hell alone.

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas fom my house to yours!
The Stockings are hung by the...ummm...Christmas tree with care in hopes that...umm...Sandy Claws will fill them with care!!
I hope that the gift of Christmas spirit fills your hearts with love and joy, and that everyone has a SAFE and happy Christmas!!
For all my other friends...Happy whatever it is you celebrate!!
I am off to spend the afternoon with my 90 year old friend Hannah, and then to Church at 7, then home at 9 with my family, then tomorrow to my sis's house for Prime Rib!! NUM!!! She better have taken the roast out to thaw!! Posted by Picasa

He who kneels before God can stand before anyone.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

My Helper

This blog is turning into "Elliott's" blog!!
When he wants attention, he gets it! He keeps trying to crawl on my keyboard so I lefted the board and he laid down so I put the board on him. He stayed like this the entire time I was blogging!
Well I see it is time to run to my meeting so I just wanted to say hi to everybody. I need two more days before Christmas!! Ah well, it will work out, that's all there is to it! Posted by Picasa

If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple ofcar payments.

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Party Animal

We had our first annual Christ the King Coupeville Christmas Party last night. As usual I just had to be the party animal! I don't need to be drinking to be the fool. Stand in line guys!! Whooot!!
We had a white elephant gift exchange which was hilarious! We gave each person a number and the first one gets to choose what gift to open. The second one gets to choose #1's gift or another wrapped gift, and so on. It can get pretty mean if someone really wants the gift they opened and someone else takes it!! HAHAHAHA All in fun!!
I ended up with a boom box, but I left it for the Church and kept the pretty silver bow I was wearing. I left at 7:30 to get to my AA meeting and partied more! I got home at 11:30 and listened to my police scanner giving out DUI's!! Egads, if I knew when I was 18 that I would be doing this at 56, I think I would've jumped off the bridge, but actually, I really enjoy my life now.......really! Posted by Picasa

Always remember that you're unique........ Just like everyone else.

Friday, December 16, 2005

What a character!

Elliott loves to stare at me upside down. He runs around the house then comes to a stop and jumps on the chair next to me and stares like this. He is such a character!!

I had the day off and made a huge 'Miss Maudes Spaghetti Casserole' for our Church potluck tonight. My little Mexican boyfriends came over and played computer games while I was working in the kitchen.

I love this time of year, the parties and all the pretty lights! I hope everyone has a great Christmas and is safe!! I know, it is a week away, and I will more than likely say it about 8 more times, but heck, I love it!! Posted by Picasa

Give God what's right
not what's left.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Waiting for "Sandy Claws"

Elliott has found a new favorite spot to sleep!!
I'm glad I don't have twinkling lights, or he'd be chasing them!! So far he hasn't bothered the ornaments, but he has knocked over the boxes a few times!!

This is now Christmastime!! EGADS, 13 more days!! Hmmmm, I wonder if anyone will receive a partridge in a pear tree tomorrow??

Well I'd better sign off and get to crocheting!!
Hope everyone is keeping calm and happy!! Posted by Picasa

Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

December Sunset

I was driving home yesterday and had to stop and get a picture of the beauty of this place to share with you.

This is taken on Madrona Way looking Northeast across Penn Cove and the Mussell raft farm. If you like mussells for dinner then they more than likely came from here. They hang long ropes under the rafts and mussells grow on the ropes. They pull the ropes out of the water and harvest them from a little boat.

If you look really really close, you can see Mount Baker in the background. It is a volcano that they are watching for future eruptions. Actually we thought Mt. Baker would blow instead of Mt. St. Helens. But then nature has a way of surprising us and letting us know who is boss and that we have no power whatsoever when it comes to natural catastrophies. Some people get hurricanes, tornadoes & Tsnamies but we get high winds and earthquakes.

I Hope everyone is almost done for Christmas. Actually if you believe in Jesus Christ and that He was brought here to give His life for us that we can be forgiven and allow us to go to Heaven to live eternity, then you are ready. Just pray to God that you know that Jesus is your saviour and that you ask forgiveness for your sins. Then you are ready for Christmas. You can go buy gifts to celebrate if you want to, and feel guilty if you forgot someone on your list, but those simple words from your heart is all you need. The rest is just gravy. I think Christmas is too commercialized anyway. I love Christmas, don't take me wrong, but I think there is much too much stress involved. It takes away from the meaning of Christmas. If you want to give a gift, and cannot afford one, make one from old scraps of yarn, or bake a batch of cookies.
I like to live the spirit all year long. Do random acts of kindness whenever possible, even if it is just letting a car in front of you in heavy traffic. (That drives my sister CRAZY) hehehehe
Well I took a nap this afternoon and woke up at 5:00. Now it is time to get ready for work again.
I hope everyone has a great week and stay safe!! Posted by Picasa

Surround yourself with what you love:
Whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever.
Your home is your refuge.

Friday, December 09, 2005


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I saw this group Wed night.
Watoto means "the children" in Uganda, Africa. They are orphans because of the Aids virus. Some of these orphans were found on the street wandering, or rescued from horrible abuse situations. They have lived a nightmare!! The Orphanage is raising money for houses for them. One mother will have 8 children in her small home. Go to their website to read about them.
I cried through half of the concert. They are FULL of energy bouncing around that stage yelling out their chants.
I signed up to sponsor a girl. Ok Leslie, between you and I we are going to help the world!! HAHAHAHA
If you ever get the chance to see these children, do yourself a great favor and go see them!! There is no charge for the concert, but they do pass the basket and then have a table to "sponsor" children if you'd like. (I liked). If I could, I would've taken two home with me right then and there!! Someone said I had no room for them, but heck, they have nothing now, my place would be a MANSION to them!
They were GREAT!!

The tears happen:
Endure, grieve, and move on.
The only person who is with us our
entire life, is ourselves.
LIVE while you are alive.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

All decked out


I love my little Christmas tree!
I love sparkle. Leslie calls it my "inner crow"! I buy little sequined boxes I find and put them under the tree for more sparkle. I have made most of my decorations, and they all have sequins and sparkle! I have sparkly Christmas Earrings, and scarves and blouses. I guess I should have been in show business, only I have no talent!
I stayed home from work again because of my cold. It landed in my chest and I have been hacking and blowing my nose all day.
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Monday, December 05, 2005

Injured Seagull


While I was out training some new Drivers, I came across an injured seagull.

The poor gal had a wing broken nearly off, and she was hobbling around. We saw an immature eagle swoop down to get her, and she hobbled to a log. Well I couldn't sit there and watch, so I grabbed my camera and jumped off the bus to try and save her. Of course I couldn't get near her, but I got pretty close and started yelling at the eagle! The eagle started to dart at me then decided I was a bit too big to pick on, so he flew away to the nearest telephone pole.
I called the police department to report it to the wildlife resuers, and they were too busy to call around and they told me that the animal control was off today.
So I decided to call my sister to see if she could call around for help because I didn't have a phone book. I guess I woke her up, because she sounded drousy, and when I told her the story, she chuckled and hung up! Hmmmpppfff! Fine, she feeds all those cute little critters in her back yard, but she wouldn't come help a poor injured seagull! In her defense I talked with her tonight and she said she fell asleep this afternoon and dreamt that I called her and told her there was a sick bird or something like that. When I told her, she felt bad.

In the picture you can barely see the Eagle right at the top of the tree lin hovering to swoop down to the seagull. Posted by Picasa

Forgive now those who made you cry.
You might not get a second time.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

What month are you?

I saw this over at CJ's

Your Birth Month is February

Peaceful and harmonious, you seek the gentle side of life.

Your warmth and consideration touches many.

Your soul reflects: Purity, modesty, and faithfulness

Your gemstone: Amethyst

Your flower: Iris

Your colors: Purple, yellow, and light blue

Well They didn't get my colors right at all!
I love black, red, teal, white, kelly green!

Laugh often, long and loud.
Laugh until you gasp for breath.
And if you have a friend who makes you laugh,
spend lots and Lots of time with HIM/HER.

Friday, December 02, 2005


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Step Ten:
Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.

Well I am totally embarrased!
I was going out of my house and looked to my right and there it was!!
My bag with the red scarf in it!
I looked everywhere when I came back last night but it wasn't there! But of course it was, I just didn't see it!
I am really glad I didn't jump to conclusions and make a scene and blog about how MAD I was or wanting revenge for the little thief! heeheeheehee
I guess it was an eye opener for everyone to be careful this shopping season and hide the parcels and lock your doors. I thought it was too unreal to happen so smooth and so quick!!
EGADS, what will I be like in another 10 years??!!

I woke up this morning feeling HORRIBLE! I have a really sore throat, into my ears, and took some Theraflu, now I am going to eat some soup and garlic bread then Teraflu and back to bed!!

Keep learning:
Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening,whatever.
Never let the brain get idle.
"An idle mind is the devil's workshop."
And the devil's name is Alzheimer's!

Thursday, December 01, 2005


We got SNOW!!
Not this much, but about 1/2 inch. Just enough to be cold and white, and it hasn'r melted.
It will more than likely be gone by tomorrow. I hope so anyway. I am training 4 new bus drivers and I would feel alot safer on regular pavement and not icy and snowy!!

I went to Walmart tonight to buy a quick something on the way to a birthday party, and locked the car and went in the store. I got to the register and realized I left my wallet at home so I had to drive back to Coupeville (10 miles) to get it. When I got in the car I noticed the gift bag wasn't on the seat where I left it (like a dummy)! I DID lock the car, and it DOES have an alarm, but this person was quick and slick! They stole the pretty gift bag with a hand made red sparkly scarf in it and a hand made birthday card with a photo of my kitty wearing a stick-on birthday hat. Total value about $10.00. So it wasn't a big loss, but it makes me feel very vulnerable to have someone steal something out of a locked car with an alarm within 10 minutes!!!
SHEESH! I don't wish bad things to the person, in fact I sure hope the person that gets the red scarf appreciates the love that was put in to making it, and I sure hope it keeps that person warm on a cold wintry night! In fact I giggle thinking that I could very easily see that scarf on the street. It wasn't made from a pattern, and I haven't seen one like it anywhere.
If I see it, I will go up to that person and tell them what a beautiful scarf that is, and someone must really love them to make it for them!! hehehehe
I just pray that the thief will repent and not steal from anyone again.
I forgive that person.
Maybe someone saw that person and scared them straight.
I pray God will intervene and have something nice happen to that person to give that person guilt and do nice things from now on. (That'll serve them right)!
Y'all stay warm and enjoy FRIDAY!! Posted by Picasa

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