Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Stimulus My Ass!

Does anything else need to be said here?

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

A ditty for you.

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I'm writing a post, a short little rhyme.
I just don't know why, it's quite a waste of time.
I should be outside playing, with my boys,
But they are busy screaming and making a lot of noise.
I could be in the bedroom, snuggled up to my honey,
But he's at the kitchen table, trying to balance all our money.
That should be a quick chore, for we don't have a lot.
We can barely afford potatoes to boil in a pot.
I could be doing house work and other nasty chores,
But all work and no play, really makes me a bore.
So instead I"m on my computer, typing this little note.
To my wonderful extended family of fillies and blokes.
So here's to all of you who like to type and play,
I hope that you each and every one have a stress free day.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

I want to respond to everyone, but my mind is numb right now.

Our family had a very rough night last night, and I am mentally, physically, and emotionally exhausted right now. Just know that everyone is alive, and we are all attempting to mend.

Thank you all for your thoughts, prayers, and words of encouragement. I will elaborate more when I have the strength to continue, and I will find the time, soon, to visit each of you individually, but I do not have the proper mind set to do so today. I hope all of you have a wonderful day today, and I hope mine passes without incident.

Love you all.


Thursday, April 24, 2008

Nature Walk

As I walked along life's winding path,
I stopped to take in the beauty.

The sky was a perfect shade of blue,

As the sun beamed brightly through the trees.

The sweet scent of red honey suckle filled the air,

As the red bird sang a happy tune.

Yes, all of Mother Nature's beauty surrounded me, and soon my troubles floated away on the soft gentle Spring breeze.

Monday, April 21, 2008

The life of Sadie

It's fun to be a dog. I get treated like a queen.
But sometimes, I have to watch out for the little people who like to attack me.
These little people are crazy and a little bit loud, but from time to time I like to love on them.
And when my man comes over, well, let's just say we don't care who watches us get it on.
And then there are the squirrels.
Oh how I love to chase the squirrels. Yep, this one's an easy target.
And then there's the birds.
They drive me nuts. They sit perched upon these little feeders dropping seed hulls on my head. But all in all, my life isn't too bad.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Hey guys! I wanted all of you to click here Nanna's World and visit my sister. I sucked her into our world, so go visit her and make her feel welcome. Gig, I think you will find you have much in common with my sister. I bet the two of you will hit it off at the start. She is the sister that used to live near Traverse City. Shara, I think that you two would get along quite well too. Well actually, I think all of you guys will like her. She is a lot like me, but older! HA HA! Oh and her nick name is YO YO. Yeah, she is going to kill me for that one. Anyway, give her a big ol' blogger welcome, and make her love it here.


Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Good News (well sort of) and a Big Thank You

Things are looking up!

First of all, I want to say THANK YOU!!!!!

You guys are the greatest support group any girl could ask for.

Second of all, we got some semi good news today.

The MRI showed that the lesion in my sister's brain is only in the dural

region (the lining of the brain). It has not yet made it into the actual brain tissue.

The Doctor feels that we have a 3 out of 4 chance to get it into remission with 13 treatments of radiation. She also has a tumor at the base of her skull that is pressing on some nerves. He says that is what is causing all of her facial pain. He believes that the radiation therapy will help alleviate this as well. I am going to approach this with cautioned hope, but I know my sister will approach it with an, "yeah, I've beat it this long, so I know I'll beat it again" attitude. I swear her grace and determination is astronomical. If any of you were to meet her you would be blown away. She truly is a phenomenal person. She is quite a talker. I believe if she saw the Grim Reaper she would walk up to him and ask him how his day was going, strike up a friendship with him in an instant, and get a reprieve on death. Who knows, maybe she already has. All I can say is that when they informed me of this news, I was elated. I just wanted to share the updated news with all of you. Thank you, each and every one for your thoughts, prayers, concern, and most of all your friendship. I must go tidy the house and start supper. I am having a dear friend over for dinner tonight, and I am very much looking forward to it.

Love to all,


Tuesday, April 15, 2008

My Hero is Dying.

We are but adrift upon turbulent waters in a sea filled with pain.

Today my heart was broken and scattered a million miles.
The words that fell upon my ears rippled through my soul like the shock waves of a rock thrown into the glassy surface of a calm lake.
It is an ugly disease that has caused my anguish. A disease that started as a tiny black cell. This cell has grown into a mass, and has eventually taken over the body of my hero. Silently it creeps through her veins, corrupting and killing the healthy cells and replacing them with the diseased ones. This is a terrible demonic disease whose name is no other than Cancer. My hero has fought a heroic battle that has lasted many years. She has faced this disease with the most amazing grace and spirit. I am humbled when I think of her courage. My only hope is that she can continue to battle with the same determination as before. I am ashamed of the hopelessness I felt today and the fear of my hero dying. Yes, today my heart was broken, for today I learned that Cancer has invaded my sister's brain.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Well, I may just get it after all!

Yeah some more eye candy.
Well, we counter offered, and they countered back. And what they countered back with was on $500 more, so we decided to give. You see, we have been looking for a long time. Every weekend we drive around looking at stuff I've found on line and when we saw this piece we both fell in love with it. It is perfect. We don't agree on something very often. So we were both thrilled when the agent called us back this evening. Now the hard part comes, deciding exactly what house to build. I'm so excited. I have always wanted a log cabin in the woods, now maybe I can have it.
I will try to go out next weekend and take some pictures of the land so that you all can see just why I fell in love.

Friday, April 11, 2008

We Didn't Get It :-(

No this isn't the land, it is just a picture in my sample pictures that came with the computer. I didn't want this post to just be plain text, so I added this little piece of eye candy.
We offered, they counter offered for too much, so we offered higher, but they wouldn't budge, so we told them forget it. We have been searching for land for several months and we know that the land in that particular area is going for $8,000 an acre. They were wanting $10,000 per acre and we just refuse to overpay. But that is OK. I am going Saturday to look at some more land that is actually very cheap. But, I'm afraid that it may be in a flood plain and that may be the reason why. I guess I will find out tomorrow. As for the weather, it was beautiful today. We are suppose to have sunshine the entire weekend, so perhaps I'll get some yard work done. I am working on cleaning my office right now. Thought I would take a breather and bang this post out. I got my boys vacuuming in the other parts of the house. Yes! Child labor. But let me tell you, they aren't cheap. Anyway, thanks for all of your concerns with the weather and the good luck wishes on the land. We aren't in any hurry to purchase, and I feel it is best that we take our time and find a piece we love and can afford. I'll catch you peeps later.

Peace out.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

The Wrath of God is upon us. MAKE IT STOP!!!!

This is what the live view radar on looks like right now. It is Wednesday 7:56pm right now. The following is the story from their website.
Forecasters are warning of more severe weather and flooding across Arkansas Thursday.A storm system and cold front will move across the state Thursday producing thunderstorms. A severe weather outbreak appears likely from Texas through the Mississippi valley, including most of Arkansas. Some of the storms will be capable of producing strong, long-tracked tornadoes in addition to hail and very high winds.The storms will begin moving into the state early Thursday from the west and continue through much of the day.Arkansans are urged to review their severe weather safety rules and remain alert to rapidly changing weather conditions.
I am not sure what it is we have done to upset the Gods so badly, but I really wish we could give up repentance or perhaps burn an offering to make them happy once more. These storms and all of this rain is decimating our beautiful state. Our poor farmers will go bankrupt if this keeps up. I thank my lucky stars everyday that we still have a roof over our head and dirt in our backyard.
On a happier note, my husband found a beautiful piece of real estate today. We he took me to see it when I got home from work and I fell in love with it instantly. The trees on the lot are absolutely gorgeous. We drove home and I told him we had to make an offer on this land. I must have a house there. It already had a pond established on the property, so he is very happy about that. We, of course, will have to make the pond bigger to make him fully satisfied, but I'm O.K. with that, just as long as we do not cut down the beautiful huge pine trees that grace this fantastic piece of land. I was able to picture my house on the land. I could look at the property and I knew what I would plant there. It is 4.5 acres of pure heaven. I am going to try and get some photos of the property over the weekend, so I will post them as soon as I can. We sign the offer letter tomorrow, and then we will keep our fingers crossed in hopes that they either accept, or that they counter offer with another offer that we can afford. So say a prayer, make a wish, dream a dream and cross your fingers in hopes that things work out with the land and the weather.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

I'm just happy to be here.

It started with lightening and thunder all around. We felt as if we were lock inside a strobe light. The lightening was constantly dancing across the sky leaving a trail of loud thunder in it's wake. Then the torrential rains began to fall. Then a deadly quiet fills the land. The air is left balmy and humid. An eerie calm fills up the sky. We know the worse is yet to come. Soon, the wind picks up and the sound of a freight train fills your ears. Looming up above is a dark twisting funnel of doom. Dirt and timbers takes the place of air as this deadly mass hurdles toward the ground. It leaves in it's wake a noticeable path of destruction that no one can mistake.

But Mother Nature's wrath has not ended, for after the rain, the water follows. Already the rivers here in Arkansas have reached record highs in 25 years. But after this past week, I am sure there is more to come. Luckily, our home has been spared by both the flooding and the tornadoes. My heart goes out to those who haven't been so lucky.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

You Make My Day Award.

The "You Make my Day Award" works like this:

1. Write a post with links to 5 blogs that make me think and/or make my day.

2. Acknowledge the post of the award giver.

3. Tell the award winners they won by commenting on their blogs with the news!
Well, A special thank you to Gig from Ramblings from Gigsville for presenting me with this award.
And now for me to present this award to 5 other blogs that I love to visit. By the way, these are in no particular order as to whom I like the best, so please do not be upset if you were not #1.
1. Inner Voices I present you with this award because you are so funny. I love to visit your blog because you never fail to make me laugh. Plus, you are the worlds best on commentsies back.
2.Floots I present you with this award because your words and pictures are beautiful. They inspire me in so many ways. Sometimes, I am at a loss for words when I visit and I am unable to leave a comment, so just know that when I am not present on your comment page that you left me speechless. (either that or I just didn't get on the computer that day because that happens too.) Anyway, you have wonderful talent and I am glad that you have chosen to share it with us all.
3.Recycled Chaos I present you with this award because you are brilliant. Your poetry is with such raw emotion and I love that you are able to let me feel your pain with you. Also, your photography is phenomenal. I wish I had at least half of your talent.
4.Rose Cottage Studio- Suzanne, now you know I couldn't leave you off the list. After all, you are the one that brings all of us wonderful people here in blogger land together. You are the glue and we are the craft pieces and you make all of us masterpieces. You are dear to all of us and we all love you.
5.Leah Your vocabulary wows me on a daily basis, and by reading your blog I find myself feeling smarter.
6. I know we were suppose to only chose 5, but I am breaking the rules and adding a 6th one.
Splendid things - My dearest friend Jeanetta. You are so dear to me and I am glad that you twisted my arm and made me sign up for blogger. You are one of my best friends, and I am blessed for it.
So there you have it my list of those who make my day.
Thanks everyone, you all make blogging fun.