Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Even though I miss my kids so much , I'm so happy to hear that they are doing so well. I really feel that it was a good move for them. Even though it's a good 2 day trip from me, I know that Jen , Jordan and Abby are happy. I love it that the gals from Summerland have taken to Jen. God is good! I know that Jordan is happy too. It's also great to hear that even my sweet little darlin Abby has new freinds too. Thanks Megan Heigh. I can't wait til I can come visit and meet you all in person. Thanks for taking in my kids. Thanks Amanda and Steve. God bless you for your love and kindness. I hope to see you in May.
Monday, January 30, 2006
I was thinking about childhood memories. One of my fave times was when our family lived in North Surrey B.C. I was in about grade 2 or 3. My dad was going to school to get his meat cutting certificate. We were there for only 8 months or so, and rented a furnished house. It was grand to me. It was 2 stories and had a covered in front sun porch. There were tiny benches that my sissy and I would play church. We would set our dollies up as a congregation and my sister and I would take turns being the song leader and the preacher. There was also a play house. I don't remember if it was a real play house , or a garden shed that sister and I converted into a play house. We had such fun. I don't remember much about school except that I was always winning marbles from the boys. I would go to school and borrow 1 marble and end up winning a whole jackpot. I also remember, that was when my migraines started. Mom took me to specialists to see if I had a tumor. No tumor was discovered! In spite of the pain in my head, I had good times. Every weekend our family would go to Vancouver for a drive, or chinese food, or Stanley Park. It was a great time. I loved it! Then there was the huge mall. I got lost in it once. I went to the washroom and was seperated from mom and daddy. We were reunited. It was a huge place. I went back as a grown up and the place was not so huge after all. It's all in the eye of the beholder. The times we spent in Surrey was very good memory for me. That was the time my brother came home with a bruzzer. He always wanted a brother and so one day he brought a friend home and called him bruzzer. So cute Johnnie boy! You never got your little bruzzer of your own, but God gave you 2 gorgeous sons though! It was a good time in B.C. Maybe my sibblings have a different take on the whole experience. To me It was swell.
Saturday, January 28, 2006
This was sent to me by a friend.
My sincere thanks. My heartfelt appreciation goes out to all of you who have taken the time and trouble to send me "forwards" over the past 12 months.Thank you for making me feel safe, secure, blessed, and wealthy. Extra thanks to whoever sent me the one about rat crap in the glue on envelopes cause I now have to go get a wet towel every time I need to seal an envelope. Also, I scrub the top of every can I open for the same reason. Because of your concern I no longer drink Coca Cola because it can remove toilet stains. I no longer drink Pepsi or Dr Pepper since the people who make these products are atheists who refuse to put "Under God" on their cans. I no longer use Saran wrap in the microwave because it causes cancer. I no longer check the coin return on pay phones because I could be pricked with a needle infected with AIDS. I no longer use cancer-causing deodorants even though I smell like a water buffalo on a hot day. I no longer go to shopping malls because someone might drug me with a perfume sample and rob me. I no longer receive packages from nor send packages by UPS or FedEx since they are actually Al Qaeda in disguise. I no longer answer the phone because someone will ask me to dial a number for which I will get a phone bill with calls to Jamaica, Uganda, Singapore, and Uzbekistan. I no longer eat KFC because their "chickens" are actually horrible mutant freaks with no eyes or feathers. I no longer have any sneakers -- but that will change once I receive my free replacement pair from Nike. I no longer have to buy expensive cookies from Neiman Marcus since I now have their recipe. I no longer worry about my soul because at last count I have 363,214 angels looking out for me. Thanks to you, I have learned that God only answers my prayers if I forward an e-mail to seven of my friends and make a wish within five minutes. I no longer have any savings because I gave it to a sick girl who is about to die in the hospital (for the 1,387,258th time). I no longer have any money at all - but that will change once I receive the $15,000 that Microsoft and AOL are sending me for participating in their special email program. Yes, I want to thank you so much for looking out for me that I will now return the favor! If you don't send this e-mail to at least 144,000 people in the next 7 minutes, a large pigeon with a wicked case of diarrhea will land on your head at 5:00 PM (CDT) this afternoon. I know this will occur because it actually happened to a friend of my next door neighbor's ex-mother-in-law's second husband's cousin's beautician.
Thursday, January 26, 2006
Isn't this hilarious. I got such a chuckle out of reading this shirt.
What a gas. I would definately be keeping my eyes on him, that's for sure. And then I would hope that I would have the energy to keep up to him if he started running. This guy could have some real fun with this though. He could fool people real good by just running for the fun of it and see how many people would run after him.
Wednesday, January 25, 2006
Imagine sleeping so soundly in your nice warm beds... Now imagine being awakened at 4 a.m. by shouts of" wake up ." " Everyone get up! " There would be loud banging on your door, disturbing you from la la land. Would you be frightened? I know I would be ! My heart would be pounding out of my chest. This is what happened at depot the other night. Yes it was 4:oo a.m. All cadets were sound out sleeping, when they had a surprise inspection. Can you imagine? Middle of the night no less. It's scary enough during the day time, never mind when your sound out dreaming of graduation and getting out of the place. I imagine some of the cadets were about to wet their pants, or beds. Drill seargents were every where. All were yelling. " Get up cadet, out of bed" Oh my Gosh! I would surely be having an angina attack! The purpose of the inspection was to see if the troops were " breaking their sheets". That's what it's called. They came to inspect if the cadets were actually sleeping in their beds. You see , every morning they have to make the beds perfect.
They have to iron the top sheet folded over the top of the blanket with an RCMP hat place neatly on the pillow. Well cadets get lazy and don't actually sleep in the sheets. They sometimes get a sleeping bag and sleep on top of the bed, without disturbing the sheets. Some cadets were caught sleeping on couches in the lounges. Another cadet was pulled off of his nice comfy air mattress on the floor . He would blow it up every night just so he wouldn't have to make his bed in the morning. Sounds like more work to me. The rules are they have to sleep in the sheets and make their beds every morning. Can you believe how lazy that is. Needless to say there was lots of punishment handed out on this night. Come on cadets , you lazy little puppies you. Rules are rules. You need to follow all the rules if you want to be a cop. After all we trust you with guns. So get with the program!
Wednesday, January 18, 2006
Four jobs you have had in your life?1. I worked at my dad's butcher shop when I was 15 or 16.2. Next I worked at a gas station as a gas jockey. It was cold but I learned lots. I got hit on lots by sleezy guys wanting 1.00 worth of gas. Can you say loser. 3 The Bay in Northern B.C. I was in the house wares department. I bought a lot of stuff at discount for my hope chest. 4. My present job is working at the RCMP training academy cleaning for the cadets.
Four movies you would watch over and over: 1. An Affair to remember ( Cary Grant and Debra Kerr) 2. Bridget Jones Diary. 3. Sheakspere In love. 4. Chocolat . Four places you've lived:1. Regina, Saskatchewan. 2. Vancouver Island B.C. 3. Fort St. John B.C. 4. Dawson Creek B.C. Four TV shows you love to watch:1. Gilmore Girls 2. Coronation St. 3. Survivor . 4. Anything cooking or home decorating. Four places you have vacationed:1. Tulsa Oklahoma. 2. Banff and Jasper Alberta. 3. Hawaii 4 . Vancouver Island B.C. Four websites I visit daily:1. All of the links on my blog 2. Hotmail.3. Bank account. 4. Blogging. Four of my favorite foods:1. Nachos. 2. Chinese food. 3. Wine and cheese. 4. Turkey with all the fixings. Four places I would rather be right now:1. Italy 2. Vancouver Island 3. Some where warm. 4. Some where warm.
I had the strangest dream the other night. I was playing soccer with stuffed animals. NO I was not kicking stuffed animals about. They were alive ,and moving , and we were a team together. The stuffies were alive and there was a lion. I think it's cuz I watched Narnia. Very good movie. I recommend it! Anyways I don't know who lost or won the game of soccer, but all of a sudden my dad and sister were in my dream. They came to pick me up in my dad's van from the soccer game. They were laughing so hard. My daddy said to me , as I was getting into his van, " let me tell you a joke" He was laughing so hard he could hardly tell the joke. He finally manage to get it out. This is the joke. " What do you get when you put Volvo backwards?" I thought and thought. Well Volvo backwards is Ovlov. No that's not right, sister said. I finally gave up. My sister is in stitches in the front seat gufawing as she spoke the punch line. "blue spruce" She chokes out in a fit of giggles. What? I don't get it? What do you mean blue spruce? I don't get it. My dad and sister are hysterical by this time, thinking this was the funniest joke they had ever heard in their lives. I almost felt embarrassed because my stupid brain could not grasp the punch line of the joke. Then I heard my alarm calling me from my slumber. Nooo, I don't want to wake up yet. I want to know the meaning of this joke. I still don't get it. My dad and sissy sure thought it was funny. Why do we dream the dreams we do? As I sat doing my early morning duties, I started to laugh. I was just having a good giggle over palying with stuffies, and my families warped sense of humour. And believe me they do have warped senses of humour. I'm thankful for them though. They help me laugh instead of cry. Keep things light and not so dreary.
Monday, January 16, 2006
I've got the hum drum, ho hum, winter blues. I just hate winter. This winter has even been very nice. Temps not below -5 . The days have been long and dark and not sunny like our usual Saskatchewan winters. In years past it could be -20 , but the sun shone so bright. We have had nice temps but cloud, lots of cloud. I just can't wait for spring to come. I was looking at pics of Jen and Jordan's new home. The grass is green and there is no snow. I'm sure that in a few short weeks they will be enjoying blossoms on the fruit trees in there yard. I'm so green with envy. I really miss B.C. Especially Vancouver Island. That's where I came from. I've been in Saskatchewan for 11 and a 1/2 yrs now but I still am not used to the winter. Oh well soon the spring will come.