Monday, July 28, 2008

The song is REAL

This song has been stuck in my head all day!


Thursday, July 24, 2008


There will be no funeral. Apparently my Grandfather, always the one to stir the pot, decided before his death that the would not have a funeral. He wanted a wake 30 days after his death where everyone would get together and have a big party!

My Step-Grandmother managed a compromise and the wake is next Saturday, August 2nd.

Just like Jack to keep everyone on their toes!


His obituary has been posted and gives a brief history of the amazing life he led. If you would like to read it, please click HERE.


Wednesday, July 23, 2008

WTF Wednesday

Why do they always have to LIE to us this way?!


Tuesday, July 22, 2008

He's gone....

At approximately 4:30 PM this afternoon, my Grandfather passed away at 86 years old.

No additional details at this time.

Take care Grandpa Jack, we love you and miss you:


Monday, July 21, 2008

Something to lighten the mood

One day my mother was out and my dad was in charge of me.

I was maybe 2 1/2 years old and had just recovered from an accident.

Someone had given me a little 'tea set' as a get-well gift and it was one
of my favorite toys.

Daddy was in the living room engrossed in the evening news when I brought
Daddy a little cup of 'tea', which was just water. After several cups of
tea and lots of praise for such yummy tea, my Mom came home.

My Dad made her wait in the living room to watch me bring him a cup of tea,
because it was 'just the cutest thing!' My Mom waited, and sure enough,
here I come down the hall with a cup of tea for Daddy and she watches him
drink it up.

Then she says, (as only a mother would know... :)

'Did it ever occur to you that the only place she can reach to get water is
the toilet?'


Sunday, July 20, 2008

This is going to hurt

As many of you know, my husband is being sent to Oklahoma for work. We decided to go see a movie last night since it was our last night together.

While sitting in our seats waiting for the movie to start, I noticed my cell phone was going off. I picked it up to see who was calling and noticed it was my Mom.

I froze...

My Mom never calls my cell phone....NEVER, so I knew it couldn't be good.

I didn't answer. Maybe I was being selfish but I knew that answering that call would simply ruin my last night with my husband, and I didn't want to let that happen. I noticed she didn't leave a voice mail, and started to hope that perhaps everything was fine. I did my best to put the missed call out of my mind and enjoy the movie (we saw Dark Knight).

The movie was fantastic and we talked the whole way home about what parts we liked best. I had almost forgotten about my Mom calling....then I saw a message on the answering machine. It was my Mom and she needed me to call.

My Grandfather was admitted to the hospital with pneumonia & congestive heart failure and placed in ICU. They don't expect him to survive long, and he has already established a DNR (Do Not Resuscitate). I hope they are wrong....they have been before...


Wednesday, July 16, 2008

WTF Wednesday


Just wow....


Monday, July 14, 2008

I must be heartless

I have today off of work, so I'm taking the time to do a few things around the house that I keep putting off and just enjoying my free day overall!

Then I hear a knock at the door.

Standing at the door are two girls, probably between the ages of 7 and 9. One of them is holding what appears to be a donation can.

But they aren't selling anything....

"Hi - we are going door to door collecting money because our Mom and Dad don't have jobs. Could you spare a dollar or two?"

I wasn't exactly sure how to feel.

First I wanted yell that their parents should "GET A JOB". Even with a crappy job market you can still work somewhere, and their parents probably aren't getting unemployment, otherwise they wouldn't need to send their kids door to door to beg for money. Then I realized that yelling at kids probably wasn't the best tactic to take.

Second I was shocked....what kind of parent sends their kids out to beg for money? But perhaps the parent's didn't send them out door to door....maybe the kids were trying to help their Mom and Dad on their own, and this was the only way they could think to do it.

I told them that I do not keep cash around (which is true) and off they went, but I'm still not sure how to feel about this whole situation.

What do you think?


Sunday, July 13, 2008

But what if I'm still too lazy?

A recent study conducted by Harvard University found that the
average American walks about 900 miles a year.

Another study by the American Medical Association found that Americans
drink, on average, 22 gallons of alcohol a year.

This means, on average, Americans get about 41 miles to the gallon.

Kind Of Makes You Proud To Be An American.


Wednesday, July 09, 2008

WTF Wednesday really does say that.....!