Tuesday, February 27, 2007
This is making memories big sticker letters! I put these on the mirror for S on valentines day - we had a dance at the church too, it was fun, my former co-worker came and did the dj thing, we had a lovely turn out about 20 people given that the snow was falling and traffic was terrible and crazy.
The Girls in posterized form! these are Hh's girlfriends from school, we took them roller skating and to pizza and had a blast crafting each of them a altered letter, they each got one cute t-shirt with a butterfly on it, some sox and other cool items in their goody bags. they didn't get much sleep but they had fun. We wanted to go see bridge to terabethia movie, but not everyone wanted to do that. This wild hair came on after we got back and were opening presents... they made me laugh and laugh.
My aunty is talented lady too, here is her newest endevor at a great age. A web page showcasing her artistry and life, my family - she made wood cuts and prints from those, it is facinating , my long lost 2nd removed cousin made these pages for her.
Josh Golden is a talented musician along with his wife, and he can be heard here on his joshualittlestream page , he plays guitar and sings and is just nice. I am happy to have made some contact with him as well, and hope to cultivate a friendship in the future too.
This is the best stuff, my girl Kate this is Tupperware!!! cool cup and outstanding snack set of 4 just for valentines, with the best homemade tags and yummy chocolate. And it came just in time for the best valentines day celebration.
Then there is The real Birthday of Hh, who is now 11 years old, the best gift she got? was this
this is the cuddly lamb from build a bear- she collects lambs and this was the best, it says 5 different hip girl sayings- including lets go shopping. HHHHaaaaaaHaaaa
Friday, February 23, 2007
Bibles and cell phones
What would life be like if we treated the Bible like we treat our
What if we carried it around in our purse or pocket?
What if we turned around and went back home to get it if we forgot it?
What if we flipped through it several times a day?
What if we checked it regularly to receive messages from the text?
What if we treated it like we couldn't live without it?
What if we gave it to our kids as gifts?
What if we used it when we travel?
What if we used it in case of emergency?
Where is my cell phone? Hmmmmmm...where is my Bible?
Which one is easier for me to find?
Oh, and one more thing. Unlike our cell phone, we don't ever have to worry about our bible being disconnected. Jesus Christ has already paid the bill.
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Sunday, February 18, 2007
My intention was to take some time and get my resume together, but I took on another temporary job for Kelly doing some test scoring. I did this at the begining (the test scoring) and enjoyed it-i really haven't enjoed the phone call center work. I thought I could handle it but I discovered I really couldn't - I gave it the old college try anyway. the test scoreing is on some level more an intelectual persuit and all the folks there are college grads, makes for an interesting mix of backgrounds, lots of off work or retired educators or students needing flexable temp jobs. the compnay is called measured progress.
So I had an "exam" in the HR field on the 8th of feb with the U of Colorado in Boulder, I did o.k. and passed the exam!!! I ranked number 4 and the top 3 got the interviews. but i remain on the list in case someone else declines the interview or job offer. YEAH I am really quite proud of myself with this as the job is a " general Proffessional " position with the state university .
these are the things that are on my mind this morning.
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Sunday, February 11, 2007
This is my Dog Gabby ( Gabriel) - She has been very sick since right before my birthday, we have been babying her - Long doggies can have very bad back problems, and that was the beginning of the end for this sweet dog.
With all the bad weather and snow we have had icy mess in the yard and the little dogs don't like this at all, she had strained something about 3 weeks ago, we let her " rest up " all weekend and on Monday when she still wasn't feeling well we took her to the vet, on Tuesday the 30th . Well she really had a bad back issue going. She wasn't moving very well, so the vet gave us a bit of prednizone ( an anabolic steroid) and some antibiotics and told us we must kennel rest her. well after 24 hours she was feeling better and we let her over do it. so by Friday she was very down in her back and was worse than ever. She had a bulge you could see and she was losing feeling in her hind legs.
The vet we go to had a partner who does acupuncture and we let her do that on that Friday. We wanted gabby to get some relief. We continues the meds and the kennel confinement. and she really wasn't improving, we did another weekend and on Thursday she had another acupuncture treatment. our goal was confinement and treatments and to see how this all went. The doctor said she really was losing feeling and she had loss of control with her bowels at this point as well.
Last night - Saturday evening, she really didn't look well and wouldn't eat or take any food at all. this morning before we were going to go to church , she was urinating blood, and had a real mess going, I told S we had to do something, we couldn't just leave her. So we called the emergency number our vet refers too, and we took her there. As part of the back leg and paralysis she has been suffering the bladder was now infected, we discussed all the options, but felt it was really not a way for her to live, her recovery was not looking too good, and she has been deteriorating for the whole 3 weeks that this has been going on, we have tried to let here heal, but the vet said it was really bad now, and her kidneys could fail and her white cell count was very elevated. So we had to make the hardest decision to let her go in peace.
I held her and loved her all the while and we stayed together with her to the very end. This has been one of the worst days of my life. I am emotionally wrung out and done.
My friend Karen came to get Hh who was the only child we had at home this morning, and I was glad she didn't come with us.
there is another part to this story - remember my neighbor who cut down my tree? well it turns out he's been shooting the dogs. I went to see if I blogged about the tree? but I didn't find it.
anyway one of the things my vet did on the initial consultation visit on the back problem was take x-rays of gabby, so we could see the disk problems, when she came flying out of the exam room, wanting to know how long have I had my dog and did I know my neighbors? Well he has managed to shoot her 4 times and the other dogs have been shot too, I am taking them in next week for x-rays too. This had really aggravated the back issues for her for sure, as one of the shots was along the back bone and one in her rear end, but the other too ( b-b shots) were to her lungs ( aimed and placed to do her damage) . Unbelievably these have been there for close to a year or more now. As this neighbor finally moved out and tried to sell his house though he's not having success with it at all.
this is the worst part of this for me, this is a loving living wonderful pup and he couldn't stand her enough to shoot her! and my other dogs too. He might as well have killed her then for all the grief and pain we have been through in the last three weeks. I did report this to animal control, and I have a phone number for him so I am turning in that information too, along with the reports for gabby and the other two boys as soon as I get them x-rayed as well. I am not sure much justice can be done, as I need to have a witness to him shooting or possessing the air rifles and pellet guns. But the vet and the animal control have both said this is a felony offense, so maybe karma will get him.
I am going to bed now it has been an awful day and a I fear a fitful night for me. But my gabby has gone on to play with all the other puppies and friends that have gone before her. RIP my little girly girl
|Aquarius - Your Love Profile|
Your positive traits:
You've got a ton of friends, so you have no problem meeting new people.
You're great at thinking up new things and activities to do with your sweetie.
You tend to let the little things slide in relationships... and focus on the bigger picture.
Your negative traits:
In relationships, it tends to be your way or the highway.
You can never open up completely to someone - you have to keep parts of yourself secret.
You're cold and reserved, which leaves your partner feeling unloved.
Your ideal partner:
Flexible, because you're not going to be the one to compromise!
Is smart and quirky with lots of weird interests... including you.
A true individualist who doesn't care what anyone thinks
Your dating style:
Stimulating. You prefer dates that explore a shared interest - like a lecture, muesum tour, or concert.
Your seduction style:
Wacky. Your wild ideas have your lover wondering what's next.
Insatiable - it takes a lot to satisfy your desires.
Varied. You're eager to try things as soon as you learn about them.
Tips for the future:
Bring a little responsibility to your relationship - like showing up for dates!
Compromise a little. It would kill you to do things your lover's way for once.
Be aware of your partner's jealousy. Even though you aren't jealous, realize your partner is sometimes.
Best color to attract mate: Sky blue
Best day for a date: Wednesday
|You Are a Red Flower|
A red flower tends to represent power, seduction, and desire.
At times, you are loving like a red tulip.
And at other times, you're very enthusiastic, like a bouvardia.
And more than you wish, your passion is a bit overwhelming, like a red rose.
Friday, February 02, 2007
The earliest known American reference to Groundhog Day can be found at the Historical Society of Berks County in Reading, Pennsylvania. The reference was made Feb. 4, 1841 in Morgantown, Berks County , Pennsylvania storekeeper James Morris' diary: "Last Tuesday, the 2nd, was Candlemas day, the day on which, according to the Germans, the Groundhog peeps out of his winter quarters and if he sees his shadow he pops back for another six weeks nap, but if the day be cloudy he remains out, as the weather is to be moderate."
In the U.S. the tradition derives from a Scottish poem:
- As the light grows longer
- The cold grows stronger
- If Candlemas be fair and bright
- Winter will have another flight
- If Candlemas be cloud and rain
- Winter will be gone and not come again
- A farmer should on Candlemas day
- Have half his corn and half his hay
- On Candlemas day if thorns hang a drop
- You can be sure of a good pea crop
I got a palm pilot to organize my life, a pan that I wanted from Steven and a wonderful gift of thought and time from my girlly HH and this morning I didn't see my shadow either and so I along with many of my friends are hoping for a shortened winter.
I got all the best cards and greetings from all my friends! and my family - I am so blessed I can't even tell you the best of it is just knowing that they all love me.