Tuesday, January 29, 2008

I've been tagged!

Donna tagged me to list 5 things about me, so here goes nuthin!

1. I am a divorced 58 year old HAPPY woman.

2. I am a Christian.

3. I have no children.

4. I work fulltime as Service Development Administrator at Island Transit.

5. I have been clean and sober for 20 years and 7 months.

Wow, now wasn't that exciting!

OK, now she has a meme to list 7 weird things about me!

1. I find everything funny. (really)

2. I read murder mysteries.

3. When I use toilet paper I have to have it rip off straight, and the roll needs to have the paper with the flap over, not under.

4. I HATE all the new REAL t.v. stuff.

5. I love to watch all the Disney movies, like Shrek, etc.

6. I love to travel to Alaska on the Ferry leaving Bellingham and sleep up on the solarium deck.

7. I overdo everything I get involved in. (That is why I am in AA)

I won't tag anyone, so if you want to join in on the fun, go for it!

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Aren't they adorable?!
I was training new drivers and we drove by one of the trainees farm and she showed us her "boys". Tanqueray is tha fuzzy headed one in front. I forgot the other one's names. They are so cute! She sells the wool and my Niece spins her own , so I found a contact for her to buy fresh Alpaca wool!

Friday morning I got a call at 6:00am and it was Sherry, my brother's wife telling me she took him in the ER. He was having severe stomach pain!
I have the story on the Caring Bridge Site just click on that, give your email address, then pick a password and you can visit any time for updates.
If you don't want to visit the site, the short of it is: They did xrays and saw he had a severe blockage and thought they needed to do a colostomy. Later they did more tests and decided it was not the cancer this time, it is internal blockage. They pumped him up big time with prune juice, enemas, etc. He gets to go home tomorrow. The poor guy was so miserable and in so much pain!!
Thank you everyone for all the prayers. God does listen!

Well it is 35 degrees and raining here! They predicted snow but we get what we get here, and it is mostly cold miserable slushy rain!
I'll take that thank you!

Have a marvelous Sunday!

Thursday, January 24, 2008


I got my Tax Return!!!
It only took 1 week from when I filed it online, to when they deposited it in my account.
YAY! Now I pay off my little bills and my house taxes and car tabs!! I might even fill up my gas tank in my car!!

I just heard on the news that I will be getting $600.00 back by May! Well if that is true then I will get a 32" HDTV. Yes, I will put it back into the economy.

What will you do with yours?

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Tax Returns?!?!

Okay, is it me or is everyone else stumped about filing their taxes this year?
Every year I get a book in the mail and I follow the instructions and call the number and get my tax returns in a few weeks.
I have always filed the 1040E-Z
I have not received anything from the IRS yet. Is there a secret I don't know about? I have my W-2 statement and would LOVE to send in my stuff so I can get my returns!!
HELP!! Anyone out there know what to do?

Well my impatience got to me so I asked Google and he helped me find the "My1040EZ" site Whew! I did it and filed in 10 minutes. Now I will see if it really worked.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Dinner out

I took my sister out for dinner for her birthday. Her birthday was yesterday but she went out with Bob last night so I took her out tonight. I called Catmomaj, and two of her friends from the playhouse, my brother and Sherry, and Mary Lou's daughter Donna. I was going to call a few more but when I called Mary Lou to ask for Catmomaj's phone number, Mary Lou asked why, then she said YOU BETTER NOT BE PLANNING A SURPRISE PARTY, I HATE THEM!! So I told her I was going to, but now I'm not. She said she HATES big groups, and especially big groups of a surprise party for her. So HMMPPFF! I stopped at 8 people. Sorry Dick, I really was going to call you because we went to Johnny Carino's in Burlington.

It has been a busy week and I will busy for the nest three weeks, so I will get as much rest as I can tomorrow.
We gotta catnap when we can at our age!! hehehehe
Have a great week!

In a study of 200,000 ostriches over a period of 80 years, no one reported a single case where an ostrich buried its head in the sand.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Happy Birthday Mary Lou!!

It's my sister's (Mary Lou) Birthday today!

Run over and wish her a happy birthday!!

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Well, Hello 2008!!

You came in with such force, I am inspired by what you will be bringing us this year!!
We have had high wind warnings just about every day so far this month. Now they are threatening us with snow. But I am ready!
I am ready for anything you throw my way! The trials of last year has only strengthened my Faith, and has made me ready for ANYTHING!!
I trust in the Lord with all my soul. My life is His and I pray I can live in His will. Whatever happens, I will trust that it is for a reason and I am not to ask what the reason is, but accept it. I am not saying I will not be sad, or grieve, or cry, but I will accept this year as it is, and live accordingly.
I have a great prayer group and we give each other strength, which we will be needing during this year of elections!
This Country needs a strong leader and I pray that we elect the right one to do the job. Not the one that looks the best, is the right sex, is a certain race, a certain political party, has more experience, is a certain religion, but the one God chooses to do the job. Whoever is elected we need to rally around and accept the choice and back that person, not stand on corners with sorrowful angry looks on our faces holding a wimpy sign.
We need to be part of the solution!
"What can I do to help out this situation",
not... "I hate what happened, do something!!"
We have a rough ride ahead this year, so be prepared, folks! Be prepared. For ANY kind of emergency. Man made, weather, earthquakes, riots, or just personal problems. Find a place to worship and strengthen your soul. Offer help at soup kitchens, the Red Cross, food banks, Fire Departments, whatever. be part of your Community!
Okay, I'm through with my tirade. I just feel all pumped up with strength and ready to face the world!!

God Bless