Wednesday, January 31, 2007


Thanks Donna.

I am the baby born in Fort Oglethorpe, GA to parents that thought they had already had all the kids they were going to.
Who scared her Daddy's mother when I took a dive from my crib and knocked myself out.

I am the child who played alone and read books and wanted more.
Who loved her daddy and books and going to school so much that I ran away at age 4 to go to school.
Who stored nothing in my treasure box because her daddy did not fit.
Who dreamed of being a mama and never thought she would be one.

I am the teenager who did not fit in with the freaks, the jocks or the brains.
Who wore nice clothes and no jewelry and loved books and hated being alone
Who drank and did drugs and then felt more alone.
Who dreamed of being loved  and knew she would never find it

I am the woman who gave birth at 18 in a farmhouse in Texas because there was no money for a hospital.
Who loves her family  and peace  and her animals
I am the mother who loves to cook and goes crazy if I have to throw it away
and whose moments of perfect bliss come when I am holding my Brook in my arms.
I am the housewife who loves her home and avoids the outside world and who used to be whatever you wanted her to be. 

I am the woman who is shy and loyal and stubborn
I am the person who somehow keeps going forward no matter how hard she is hit and then puts herself down for no reason.

I am the woman who still loves books and school, but never again will I read like I once did because my eyes won't let me.
Who still longs to learn to play classical piano
I am the person who dreams of a big family and happiness and is grateful for still having my daughter that almost died and my granddaughter  and who hopes that my granddaughter has love and happiness and a good life.


Go here Owlhaven and tell that I sent you. Check out the others that are doing this.

not much happening

There is not much happening today. I went to TS and bought some more milk for Baby. Washed clothes, thawed out outside hydrant, broke water and fed the outside animals 3 times today. Now I am waiting for the winter storm we are supposed to get. For us, even though they now have snow in the forecast, that means ICE. I hate ice. We have already been told to expect power outages. So that is today.

My back is a bit better. Still hurts to stand if I have been sitting very long. Brook is still coughing. More than likely she will cough until spring!

Groundhog day in in 2 days. Will he see his shadow?

posted elsewhere

I have a blog on Blogger. Here is the link. I have posted there. C's Life Wordless Wednesday photo shoot

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

no class

No class tonight. My back is not better. I can walk and carry things and stuff like that but there is no way I can get up from going down, sitting, laying or squatting. I need help to get up! I did this to myself. I know better than to turn with a 75 pound bale of hay in my hands and toss it from a height.

Baby appears to be doing fine for now. I need another bucket to keep her some fresh water in. For now I keep reusing buckets.

It is supposed to get down to 18 tonight. It was 22 last night and 12 the night before. Winter has finally arrived for our area. I hope it stays around long enough to make the bugs die back some.

I have been thinking of building a greenhouse. Just a small one. I would like to start plants for my garden instead of buying them. I am thinking of growing lots of tomatoes this year and peppers and making salsa for sale. My daughter's place is right on a highway and it would make an ideal place to sale produce! Just a thought. Still thinking.

Brook is here for the night again. She wants to stay with me when she is sick. She is running a low grade temp now. Nothing serious. The doc said just a head cold. I think she will develop a sinus infection if we are not careful. It usually happens.

Time to feed Baby.( My daughter thinks with the name Baby I won't be able to eat her.)

Monday, January 29, 2007


Rest in peace Barbaro. You fought a good fight. Now it is time for you to run free in the heavens.

this and that

Yesterday was a full and slow day. First things first. Baby had to have her milk. She gets a half gallon twice a day. I also gave her some grain. As of right now she has not touched the grain. She is eating some hay. She will not approach the bucket if I am in the stall or looking at her. When I took her picture she could not see me because of the darkness outside.
The kids came over for dinner. I had country style steak with gravy, mashed potatoes, lima beans, corn on cob and homemade fresh  pineapple upside down cake. I started cooking and stuff just started being made. I had no plans to bake a cake but I just went with the flow of what my heart was doing.
Pat and I played some pool yesterday. He beat me. He is a really good player. He made a comment that he wished he could shoot like that with everyone. He does have a bit of low self esteem. I try to boost him up rather than pull him down. He has been pulled down enough. After years of listening to members of his family and at his ex job...... I guess in order to boost their own esteem up they have to tear down other people.
 I was moving real slow yesterday. I woke up and found I was down in my back. This is something that happens to me at least once a year for as many years as I can remember. I can remember as a kid waking up to a backache. I have a bit of a curved spine and sometimes it just hurts. Rest does not help it either. It just takes time. I do have to be careful because it makes me weak and when I am weak I can hurt it bad. I may mot be able to do my last class of self defense. It is tomorrow. Maybe I will be okay by then. Yep it stills hurts today. It may be a strain from pulling on the calf. LOL it is easier to work around the house than it is to sit here in a chair and type. Sitting hurts to get up.
Made pancakes for beakfast this morning. Only 1 for me. They ate a plateful though! Oh yea and some little smokies too. Brook is home from school today. She is coughing her little head off. No fever but she is spitting and sneezing blobs of think yellow mucus. I called and she goes to doctor this afternoon. Not taking a chance! No taekwondo for her tonight.
It is cold! Our temp got to 12 last night. Everything froze. I had to get to breaking ice on the water this morning. I will have to go out and do it again soon.. It has warmed up to 30 now at noon so maybe it will stay drinkable. until nightfall.
Time for me to unload dryer and reload dryer and washer. Got to keep water running so it won't freeze. May as well make use of the water instead of just letting it drain away.

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Saturday, January 27, 2007


After cleaning the stall, putting fresh hay down and Pat installed the new door I was ready. Ready to get my newest member of our little farm. I picked up a cute adorable baby with curly black hair and big brown eyes. This calf will be a good addition here. And someday it will taste real good after it gets on my grill! Yep baby is meat! And yes I can eat it after raising it. No problem there. It won't be the first time and won't be the last. It is a heifer but very much on the small side. Probably will not make a good cow because of that. IF it grows good I will see about trading with someone for a steer( a male without testicles).(sounds like some men I know). I was a bit worried because it was not used to a bucket or a bottle.It still needs milk because it is young. It's mam could not provide enough for it. It was very upset when we got it here but has settled down now. It would not drink but did eat a few bites of hay. I left the bucket down there with the milk in it and another bucket with calf feed in it. I snuck down there just a bit ago and checked on it (it is a baby) and was pleased with what I saw. I have to monitor it very carefully to keep it from getting the scours. The scours can kill them fast. Scours is a severe form of the runs. Calves being feed milk replacement generally get the scours. I am hopeful that this calf will be one of the lucky ones. It is a bit older(2-3 months) so it may be able to get past that danger.

Bedtime for me I am pooped!

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Thursday, January 25, 2007

A few snapshots



I watched part of the Today Show interview that Al Roker had with Janice Dickinson. The more I listened the madder I got. This has been super model has her own modeling agency and reality show. When asked about models for plus size she says they have there place but not in my agency. She also made the comment that she advises her models to go organic and healthy living. She also said something about that models can weigh what they want as long as they are healthy. She made it clear that you had to be thin to be in her agency. She hated the Dove campaign where they used models that looked like real people. This is the kind of person that promotes thin is equal to healthy. This is the kind of person that helps to destroy a child's self image. It creates an atmosphere where bulmia and anorixa, enemas, and other UNHEATHY things take place. I am looking at this pitiful person with her collagen injected lips and botox face and trying to see healthy. She also had a comment about instead of setting standards in the industry why not just send food to those poor countries. I feel sorry for her daughter.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007


The penguins are coming! In May of this year a penguin exhibit will open at The Chattanooga Aquarium! I can't wait to see them. They will be part of a permanent  exhibit I think. Ok people another reason to come to Chattanooga! Click here for the story

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

so far

So far today I have not done anything. I washed some clothes, cooked breakfast, made lunch and feed the animals. I had to pick up Brook from school today. They had practise after school for the talent show, The show is Thursday. It seems like just yesterday they were getting started on it! I have so much to do. I need to find Brook a pair of canvas or leather tennis shoes. The old fashioned kind, not running shoes or stuff like that. Her uniform needs to be cleaned and pressed. I also have some stars that need sewing on. I do not think I will be getting the stars on it before the show. She has earned a lot of stars to sew on. Well just found out that I will not be putting all of her stars on her uniform. It appears that a short person has moved the stars from the place they were at. The short person is denying it of course.

Tonight I have self defense class. I am really enjoying it. I do hope I can take more classes.

Glad I got up today and nothing was going on. Yesterday I had to chase a horse done. For some reason Precious went thru the fence. I found the break and repaired it and turned the electric fence back on. With horses you usually do not have to keep the fence on all the time because they are pretty smart and won't keep testing a wire to see if it will shock you or not.

Time to eat. I don't want to eat real late because I work out hard and I really do not want to get sick! See yall later!


Sunday, January 21, 2007

Today has been a much better day except for the rain. It does make my bones ache!

Yesterday was a busy day. My daughter came over early in the morning and we just made a day of it. We did not do a lot but we did do it together. We had plans to do some things around the house. That kind of fell through. We headed out to Fort Oglethorpe and went to Walmart there. She was looking for a printer for her computer and had a small amount of money to spend. We did not find what we were looking for there. Next we stopped and got something to eat. After that we headed out to Chickamauga to see about getting a baby calf.

Going down the road we finally see the driveway we were looking for, right past a field that had some goats in it. We pulled in and there and saw a couple. They showed us a cute little baby goat called Opal. Back we got in out car and we headed down the road to where the cows were. After arriving there they started calling the cows while putting some feed out for them. The feed barrels were in a small area. The cows came running in to get to the feed. In came this cute little black calf smaller than the rest. It's mama is old and cannot provide enough milk to help it grow big. I decided that I would get it and provide a good home for it and then give it a nice cold place to spend it's afterlife in.(that means I will eat it)

I suppose you are wondering about the picture on top. That is a picture of Terrie and me. Terrie is the person I am getting the calf from. Terrie is also another J-Lander that I have finally had the pleasure of meeting! Her journal is Farm Life. I was so glad to finally meet her! It is funny. We live so close but have never met until yesterday! We have talked but that was it. She is so nice. I met her hubby also. He is a good one too!

That's it for now. See yall later.

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Friday, January 19, 2007

mood not there

I am not in an up mood today. Yesterday I felt angry all day and today just feels like crap. It will pass but it always leaves its mark. I don't talk a lot about what goes on in my mind even though my journal's name says my thoughts.  I don't want to think some of my thoughts much less see them in print. I will be okay. This will pass. It always does.


Tuesday, January 16, 2007

My buddy

My buddy and his buddy have fun together, I think.

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New do

Brook and I got up this morning and headed out. She was out of school today and we were up to no good! We decided she needed a new haircut. Her hair was looking a bit shaggy and needed a do over. After looking thru countless of books she found just what she wanted. Without further ado I present New Do!



Monday, January 15, 2007


The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.

~Denis Watley


Saturday, January 13, 2007

some chatting

Yesterday and today has been pretty darn good. Pat woke up in a better mood on both days. I took Brook to school yesterday and then went to the store. After I got back I went for a walk.

 After my walk I surprised Pat with steak and eggs for breakfast. He was pleased with that! LOL

Last night I went to my workout. It was a good one. Really sweated up a storm! LOL I had Master Lee as my partner because there was an uneven number of people. There was a volunteer fireman in the class. He had a black belt for a partner.Master Lee asked him if he wanted to switch and have me. He said she is just a grandma that can knock you down! LOL Made me feel good! I do put everything into it. I am determined to help myself. If at all possible I will be able to take more classes after this month.

Worked outside today cleaning up. It is amazing at how much crap gets in the yard during the winter. i need to do some grass cutting too! It was 70 degrees today. A perefect day to be outside. felt like spring. There was a warm breeze also. Did not do any riding today. I should have. Must remember , ride more either horse or bike.

That's it for now. I will see yall later!

Friday, January 12, 2007

the rest of the story

Yesterday had a rough start. It only had one way to go and that was up! Brook and I left a bit early for Taekwondo. She wanted to get in some practise on her talent show stuff. Everything was going good. I sat there reading my Reader's Digest and just relaxing. There was a class going on and they were doing a lot of yelling and stuff while they worked out. After a bit that class was dismissed and then it happened. I looked up and Brook is sitting in the floor and Master Lee is sitting in front of her. First thing that went thru my mind was what did she do now. Then I saw her face and knew that she had hurt herself. I took my shoes off and went to her. She has a knot of top of her foot. Of course the first thing that went thru my mind was she had broken her foot! Well off we went to the ER. After several hours there they decided that the xrays showed no break and a splint was placed on her foot and she was given a pair of crutches. She strained/sprang her foot and ankle. Luckily for her it is on top of foot and ankle not the side so it will not weaken her ankle.

Bed was a much welcome place last night.

Well I am off for my walk. See yall later. Today will be better or I will eat ny hat(and it is not made of candy!)

Thursday, January 11, 2007

not liking it

Today is Pat's birthday. It would please me if this day would start over. I am just not liking it today. We all would have been better off today if I had given him a large sleeping pill and he stayed in bed asleep the whole day. Nothing worse than a pessimist having a bad day. Yes that is Pat. Sometimes I wonder how we made it as long as we have. He sees the dark side of everything. He holds a grudge until dooms day and never forgets. The problem with never forgets is he does not remember things correctly either. With him there is no silver lining anywhere.

I baked 2 cakes. Last night I made one for him and used store bough icing that had turned or something. This morning he ate a piece but he was making funny faces. He went back to bed for a bit and I baked another cake and made some chocolate icing using Hersey bars for the chocolate.

Must fight the urge to overate. I am not hungry just frusterated. talk to yall later. things will get better for me because I will not allow myself to be dragged down by him.

I don't understand

In May of 2003 Bush declared all major combat is over in Iraq. Why is he sending even more troops there?

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

working out and stuff

I can move today. LOL I had my self defense exercise class last night. I have been attending faithfully every Tuesday and Friday since class started. After every class I have been so sore that I was not sure if I was going to go back but of course I did. Today I can move without pain. I am not sure if it is because we did not work as hard or I am getting used to it. I am working up a big sweat and I am tired after each class. It feels good! I will keep going for as long as they are free and I will go longer if it does not costs very much. I am enjoying it. I really helps me to be doing something with a group and having someone direct me. If it is left up to me I would sit on my wide rear end. The class has only had 2 members to show up every time. I am one of the 2. There are others. The class stays at 5-6 members everytime.I am learning to put power in my moves, to put my body weight behind each elbow and forearm punch. He is stressing to not be afraid to give it our all because the attacker is going to be doing all they can to get us. You know it really feels good knowing I CAN slam myself into someone with an elbow and move them. It felt really good doing that and knocking the man holding the pad backwards, over and over again. I am woman! Lookout! LOL

I need to get my walking in. I like walking in the morning but today is a bit cold. It is 28 degrees outside right now and just a bit cold. Katy, my walking partner cannot tolerate cold temperature because of her fibromyalgia. I may have to start walking without her. Maybe I will get 2 walks in on some days.

My daughter's cyst went down to a small size now and is not painful. With any luck it will not do that again and give her a chance to find some way to take care of it.

Brook is taking demo team boot camp on Fridays. She wants to get on the demo team again this year. She is working hard at it. This is a busy month for her with doing that and working on the talent show stuff.

Did you know that salsa has only 10 calories in 2 tablespoons? I love salsa! That with a handful of chips is only about 170 calories. Makes a good snack for me! I can salsa anything just about!

Today I will be baking a cake. It will be a butter cake withchocolate cream cheese icing. Tomorrow is Pat's birthday and that is his favorite cake. Lucky for me I am not all that fond of chocolate icing! I may send it to work with him just so we do not have the temptations around.

Pat has been having a bad time lately. His insurance does not start on his new job until March 1st. He ran out of his asthma medicine last week and there are no refills on it. Not only that it costs in the neighborhood of $300 a month for his medicine if you do not have insurance! He had an appointment for the doctor next week but that is so far away! His wheezing had gotten to the point where I was afraid that I was going to have to take him to hospital! I called the doctor back and explained that he does not have insurance coverage (the visit was going to be $95) and asked if he had any samples around that would help. Unfortunately he did not have any (darn flu season!) He did call in a prescription that was a bit cheaper and would last longer than a month! He said to call and make an appointment to get some testing done after his insurance starts back. After one day of being on the new medicine Pat is doing so much better. Maybe he will be able to make it thru this time.

He was getting frustrated with his new job and was thinking of trying to find another one. Yesterday he got a card in the mail from the company that was signed (not stamped) with the ceo's signature and a few other people. It also had his name written in it with Happy Birthday. It appeared to be in the same writing as the ceo's signature. Yea I know that a secretary could have written it but it really hit a spot with Pat. He worked at that other company for 20 years and never received a card and the owners and all worked in the same building with him and saw him every day.

Time to get busy. Pat will be up soon and he will be hungry. I will be back later.


Tuesday, January 9, 2007

"When your soldier comes home"

I have a friend that is a remarkable songwriter and singer. She has writen quite a few songs. One is particular is about PTSD, post traumatic stress disorder.  This song(click to hearWhen Your Soldier Comes Home is available for a free mp3 download or you can buy the CD. I urge everyone that knows a soldier or a soldiers family to go and listen to this touching song. This song has been in the top on Neil Young's website, LIVING WITH WAR TODAY, since June 2006.

This is what she has to say:

There has been ALOT of press about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in the news media for the last couple of weeks. Dan Rather did a show on it, Dear Abby did a column dedicated to it, NPR did a show devoted to PTSD and new medical studies have been released in the last few days. Because of that, and because of the number of people that have contacted me about "When Your Soldier Comes Back Home", I decided to offer this song as a free download off my MySpace page. PLEASE feel free to get this song to anybody that may need to hear it, particularly the FAMILY and FRIENDS of combat veterans. More and more veterans are reaching out for assistance. That's great but their loved ones need to be educated about what PTSD is and how they can help. I like to think that my song might a first step toward understanding. I certainly hope so.

When Your Soldier Comes Back Home
© 2005 Martha Ann Brooks (BMI)

When your soldier comes back home
You will be happy
You want things to be like they were before
But your soldier has been forged through trial by fire
After all he lived through war
Be patient when you see he’s not the same
Your soldier’s changed

When your soldier comes back home
He will be different
He’ll think about those that gave their lives
He might be feelin guilty that he’s living
He will keep that guilt inside
It may show sometimes in things he’ll say and do
Please help him through

War is never over
For the ones who fought side by side
They are bruised and battered
The deepest wounds don’t show outside

You may think that time will heal
There is no healing
The days are like sandbags around him
But ghosts will not be held back by a wall
Bad memories always win
If you love him you must be the one who stays
You must be strong
When your soldier comes back home

War is never over
For the ones who fought side by side
They are bruised and battered
The deepest wounds don’t show outside

Monday, January 8, 2007

This week in history

The first modern circus was unveiled January 9, 1768 in London by Philip Astley. Astley was a former cavalry officer who performed himself in the circus that day, doing horse tricks. Other acts in the shows included dancing, fiddle playing, juggling, and acrobatics. Other instruments were added later, as were clown tricks. About the only animal attractions were horse tricks performed by Astley and others. The circus was not an immediate success but more of a curiosity. Nonetheless, word of mouth spread and people began to want more showings of Astley's circus.

Want to read more? Go here for the full story

Sunday, January 7, 2007


Why? I have eaten less than 1500 calories every day this week, exercised every day, started an intense exercise program(self defence class) and I still gained 2 pounds! Don't tell me it is muscle because I am not stupid. My fat did not turn in one week. Starting to feel like I am doomed to be fat unless I quit eating altogether.

Saturday, January 6, 2007

joe's benefit poster

joe's benefit poster :

This is a journal that will break your heart. Joe, the brother of one of our fellow journalers is dying of cancer. Gina is heart broken. Please rally around her in her time of need. Anyone that lives in or near the Cincinnati area please attend the benefit if you can.

Friday, January 5, 2007

Thursday, January 4, 2007

good brakes

Today was a normal day, clean house feed animals, play pool and take Brook to Tae Kwon Do. On our way home from tae I kept picturing a deer going thru my windshield. I know... not good. I hate when I do things like that. I always have bad thoughts like that in a car. Usually I see my car going off the road into a ditch or hitting a wall. Ok so I am a bit weird.

Brook is doing real well in Tae right now. She got upset tonight because she did not know her form. Silly girl, tonight was the first night she has ever done them. I thought she did real well.

I have a pile of stuff I was supposed to take to Goodwill tonight. I forgot to load them up into the car. I will take them tomorrow.

On our way home tight I found out that the brakes on the car work real good. There was a deer in the middle of the road and 2 on my side of the road. I slowed down and the doe in the road ran off to the side and took off with the other 2. Just as she left the road a deer from the other side of the road decided that it needed to cross the road! Lucky for me and the deer I had already slowed down I hit my brakes hard and missed her by inches! One more second and she would have been crossing my hood and possible going thru my window! That shook me up. Just moments before that was when I saw a deer go thru my window in my mind.

 I think I will play some games. that left me a bit rattled.

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

hungry and sore

I am sore today. Not as bad as I thought I would be. I must not be as out of shape as I thought I was! Last night went very well. It was a solid hour of movement. We started out with some stretching exercises. After that we proceeded to punching and kicking. We learned some blocking techniques and then did some active defense moves. One was really fun. I got to practice with a black belt. I blocked his punch , punched his nose and slammed his face into my knee. LOL Over and over again until I felt like I could not move another muscle. OOPS I left out one very nice part of it all. I got a massage from Master Lee! The man has wonderful hands! They are very strong and he does know how to work the muscles. It would be really nice if that is to be part of the lessons every time!!!
 Today I have done good. I walked for 30 minutes and did stretching and strength exercises. I have kept my calorie count to under 1000 so far today. I will eat about 500 more in a few minutes. I am not about to starve myself! I will have to refrain from daily weigh ins. The scales do not show a drop in weight yet. 
Pat brought me an old milk crate to fix for the chickens to lay their eggs in. I am not getting any yet but I hope to!
Pup our black lab mix is hurt. It looks as if he has been shot with a pellet gun and he is limping. He barely places his front leg down. He disappeared 2 days ago and this is how he showed back up. He is such a gentle dog. Will not jump on you or anything. He does not chase cars or chew up stuff. He does not bark unless there is something out there that is not supposed to be there. He does tend to wander off sometimes. I hope he will be alright. He is eating which is a good sign.  I may have to get him some antibiotics from the feed store. They sell injectable penicillin  there.
So far winter has not really been here. We have had a few cold days but not right now. It is supposed to be in the 70's this week! This is not normal for January!
Time to eat and then some games after I get laundry folded. See yall later.

Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Some stuff

The end of the old year and the beginning of the new year did not go smoothly. Pat and I decided to stay home. Before we did that we decided to go eat steak and shop at Walmart. I found some lights for the house at 75% off and I got some sweat pants. I also found a few things for summertime, goggles for Brook and a misting system to cool off in while outside. On our way home I realized that I had lost my phone. I knew where. It was in the dressing room at Walmart so we turned around and headed back there. We did make it home by 11:30, plenty of time to start the year in the right place with the right person! We saw a bit of Dick Clark. What a remarkable recovery he has had. At midnight we shared a wonderful kiss and opened up a bottle of bubbly (Welsh's Wild Berry). Shortly afterwards we went to bed.
Yesterday we went on our ride. No pictures. It was too cold to hold on to the camera! It never reached 50 and when you are moving in the open wind.....
After our ride we came home and I finished taking the tree down and putting up all the decorations in the closet. New year fresh start. The kids came over and we had our meal and played some pool. Brook stayed the night. She goes back to school tomorrow.
Tonight I start my class I am signed up for. I will be taking a month long self defense course. After this month is over who knows what I will do. This will give me the jump start I need on getting moving again. This weight has to come off of me.
 Okay time to go. Pat is up now and hungry!

just a few things


1. When you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what was the first thing you thought?  UGHH turn out the light 

2. How much cash do you have on you?  Somewhere in the neighborhood of 4 cents.

 3. What’s a word that rhymes with DOOR?  Floor. The dog won't stay on it.

4. Favorite planet?  Earth

5. Who is the 4th person on your missed call list on your cell phone?  Walmart. I lost my phone at Walmart New Year's Eve in the dressing room and they called it to make sure it was there.

6. What is your favorite ring tone on your phone? My phone viderates. My ringback tone is Riders on the storm.

7. What shirt are you wearing?  Ledford' Lions. Brook's class shirt. I ordered one for me. I do it every year.

8. Do you label yourself? Sure. Sometimes the labels are not very nice.

9. Name the brand of the shoes you’re currently wearing? Shoes?  At home?  Nope!

10. Bright or Dark Room? dim

11. What do you think about the person who took this survey before you? I think she is a great person . Rachel of Life and Stuff

12. What does your watch look like? RArely wear on. I think it is gold and silver.

13. What were you doing at midnight last night?  Sleeping.

14. What did your last text message you received on your cell say?  cu later It was from Pat. He was on computer, I was in bed. LOL

15. Where is your nearest 7-11? I have not seen one in years!

16. What’s a word that you say a lot?  Craps

17. Who told you he/she loved you last?  Pat.

18. Last furry thing you touched?  Susie, Pat's cat.

19. How many drugs have you done in the last three days?  Caffeine of course and my thyroid pills and diabetics meds.

20. How many rolls of film do you need developed? Digital camera here!

21. Favorite age you have been so far?  47. I like each year better than the last.

22. Your worst enemy?  Myself

23. What is your current desktop picture?  A picture I took a few Christmases back. 

24. What was the last thing you said to someone? Good night

25. If you had to choose between a million bucks or to be able to fly what would it be? I will take the money thank you.

26. Do you like someone? Yes I do.

27. The last song you listened to?  Darn if I know. Something from the 60's cause that is what was in the cd player.

28. What time of day were you born?  I’m not sure.  But I was a week late

29. What’s your favorite number?  4.

30. Where did you live in 1997? Chattanooga Tennessee, -Fort Oglethorpe, Ga- Houston, Texas, -Malone Texas***I misread this question. I thought it said 1977! In 1997 I was right here in Lafayette GA****

31. Are you jealous of anyone?  At times yes, but currently I cannot think of a soul.

32. Is anyone jealous of you? I doubt it.

33. Where were you when 9/11 happened?  In my livingroom in GA.

34. What do you dowhenvending machines steal your money? Go to the front counter and get my money back.

35. Do you consider yourself kind?   I think so.  

36. If you had to get a tattoo, where would it be? If I had to then it would be on my arm. It does not sag as much there as you age.

37. If you could be fluent in any other language, what would it be?  Spanish.

38. Would you move for the person you loved? Without a question!

39. Are you touchy feely? Not a lot.

40. What’s your life motto?  Live and forgive then forget.

41. Name three things that you have on you at all times?  my cell, that's it. The rest is optional. 

42. What’s your favorite town/city?  This one.

43. What was the last thing you paid for with cash?  A bottle of water

44. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper and mailed it?  Last week

45. Can you change the oil on a car? Yes and the brakes and belts and wires  and I can flush it, I can install most parts and transmissions too.

46. Your first love: what is the last thing you heard about him/her?  That he was dead

47. How far back do you know about your ancestry?  great grands.

48. The last time you dressed fancy, what did you wear and why did you dress fancy? Define fancy. mink coat lacy dress? I think in 1986

49.Does anything hurt on your body right now? yep, knee, back, hands

50. Have you been burned by love?  Oh yeah


Monday, January 1, 2007


What a beautiful way to start out a brand new year! The sun is shining so bright. The air smells clean. The birds are singing and the cats are purring. Come to think of it I was purring a bit when I woke up today.

I am looking forward to this year. Today is the first day of changes in my life. Yes I know it sounds like a New Years resolution. I guess it is. I plan on making a few changes in my life. I am going to take better care of me. I am going to take better care of my relationship. I am going to take better care of my home. I am going to love more, eat less, ride more, move more, sit less, and do now instead of later.

So time to get started on today. Today we are going on a bike ride so I need to feed our faces now. Black eyed Peas are simmering in a pot for dinner, cabbage will go in later followed by a pan of cornbread.

Have a great day everyone. Happy New Year.