Tuesday, March 28, 2006

I've been to many womens retreats over the yrs. But I've not been to many with my beautiful girl Tiffany. It has been so awesome to attend a ladies retreat with my grown up girl. I had the privelage a year ago when we had our first time with our church to go to a ladies retreat. I was so happy to attend the retreat while my little girl ( grown up girl) was there! Wow how times change! I feel like I have evolved into a friend of my daughter. I'm so proud of her and happy to be her momma. I know it will be a very good time this weekend . When did it become a relationship of mother daughter , to mother friend? I love you my girl. I love the relationship we have now. I have loved every stage of our time together! You are so amazing.!!!

I'm off to a ladies retreat this weekend. It is hosted by my church. I wasn't going to go, but my sister and my daughter talked me into it. I enjoyed the last one I went to a year ago. It was a weekend of pampering, and inspiration. Also great food. All meals are prepared for us. We have a choice to have our nails done, facials, massages and just devine pampering. Then the inspirational videos that helped in our spirtual growth. It was so great! Now I'm starting to look forward to it. I leave on friday right after work and come home sunday afternoon. It's quite an effort for me to pack up bedding, and clothes to last the weekend. Especially after working a full week. I know it will be worth it. I'm starting to look forward to it. I know I will enjoy . My mom, sister, and daughter will be there. Just to spend time with my family is going to be great.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

What is up with Dora?

My baby granddaughter loves her, at 1 yr old. My friend from work loves Dora and she is 35. I must admit that when I watched a video of Dora when Abby was visiting, I could not take my eyes away from the T.V. But mostly my eyes were on Abby as she watched Dora solve cases via nursery rhymes. The old mother goose rhymes I learned as a child. Abby was so enthralled in this little spanish explorer, her side kick monkey named "Boots" , her trusty map, and her adorable back pack. Then there is the villan named "Swiper". Swiper is a thief and Dora is always saying " Swiper no swiping" What ever the attraction, my Abby is hooked and so are many others. Dora is very cute and vibrant, and bubbly. Maybe that's it. Vibrant and bubbly? Dora does teach good things though. I thought it was so cute when my Abby was visiting , her cousins gave her a Dora back pack. When I watched this little person with a back pack on my heart melted. I don't know why. Maybe it was she was so little and looked so grown up at the same time. She just looked adorable. When I was young the fascination was Mr. Dressup and Sesame Street. Then it bacame Barney world and Telatubbies. Now it is Dora. Dora is so much better than Telatubbies. They drove me nuts. All they did is talk baby talk the whole show. So stupid. Our children are much brighter than that. Dora is cool and with the times. She teaches children ,and that is way cool. So I guess Dora is with the times. My grand baby loves Dora. And if Abby loves her then so do I!

Friday, March 24, 2006

Some funny sightings I found that people sent me. Are these people for real?


Idiot Sighting #1:

I was
at the airport, checking in at the gate, when the airport employee asked, "Has anyone put anything in your baggage without your knowledge?" I said, "If it was without my knowledge,how would I know?" He smiled and nodded knowingly,"That's why we ask."

Idiot Sighting #2:

The stoplight on the corner buzzes when it is safe to cross the street. I was crossing with an intellectually challenged co-worker of mine, when she asked if I knew what the buzzer was for. Iexplained that it signals to blind people when the light is red.She responded, appalled, "What on earth are blind people doing driving?"

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Well my time with my little sweet pea has come to an end. She heads back to B.C. soon. She is so cute! She's this tiny, walking, talking, happy little girl. I can't believe how much she talks for her young age. My heart was so happy to see her. I also loved watching her with her mommy. Jen is an awesome mom! I loved it that when Abby bumped her head the only thing she wanted was her momma. It was so endearing to me. I looked after her on monday for the afternoon. She had a nap and woke up after 45 minutes, needing a diaper change. I changed her and snuggled her and she fell asleep in my arms . It was so good to hold my little one. It did a grandmas heart good. I will miss her so much when she goes. I already do. I miss my son and daughter in-law so much too. But Abby changes so fast. In the 4 months that I saw her last she has changed so much. It will be another 4 months til I get to see her again. I will have to just be content with the pictures and updates I get in the mean time. Thanks so much Jen for sharing your little girl with us. Thank-you Jordan for your willingness to stay a week alone without your wife and babe. They miss you. But it was so good to see them again. I miss you too Jordan. I cry every time I talk to you on the phone. I know that you are doing good ther in B.C. I love you and miss you very much.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

My little one arrives at the airport today. It is snowing and blowing and bloody cold. Yucky yuck yuck. I'm sure that Jen and Abby will want to turn around and go straight home when they land at the airport. I know that Jen doesn't like winter so much. Just like I can't stand winter so much. Oh well. Warm hearts and homes and all. We will make the best of the visit. I will be snuggling my little baby granddaughter all the while. I see them in the AM. Can't wait.


I was signing the receipt for my credit card purchase when the clerk noticed that I had never signed my name on the back of the credit card. She informed me that she could not complete the transaction unless the card was signed. When I asked why, she explained that it was necessary to compare the signature on the credit card with the signature I just signed on the receipt. So I signed the credit card in front of her. She carefully compared that signature to the one I signed on the receipt. As luck would have it, they matched.

Friday, March 17, 2006

Happy St. Patricks Day everyone. I almost forgot that this was the day to celebrate the Irish saint. I'm even half Irish. I'm just so busy with work. I remebered at about 10:00 this morning. I didn't even have time to stop and have a green beer ( I don't like beer) I didn't wear a lucky shamrock , but I did have green on. Only by coincidence. It was only at around 10:00 when I was trying to explain to my Asian friend that it was saint Patricks day. She looked at me like I was an alien. She had not heard too much of this saint. Talk about different worlds. It's so cool that I share with her about my world and she shares with me about her world. What a diverse world we live in.

I'm sure anyone growing up in the last 40 years has heard of Mr Dressup. For those of you who are from the States, he is the Mr. Rogers equivalent. He had a puppet named Casey who never aged and a dog named Finigan who moved it's mouth and never said anything. He also had a tickle trunk. This is the trunk where imaginary people would come to life. When Mr. Dressup opened up the tickle trunk , all kinds of characters would come to life. As a kid I loved this show. Even my children grew up with Mr. Dressup. When I was a child it was called " Butter Nut Square" Then changed to Mr. Dressup. I'll never forget when I was visiting my brother only a few years back and his neighbor did an imitation of Casey. It went like this. " Mr. Dressup, Mr. Dressup, Finingan pooped on the lawn , and it's steaming" This neighbor of my brothers was so right on with the Casey voice, I laughed so hard. Good old Casey and Finnigan. They never aged. For 30 years Casey was five years old and in kindergarten. In the last few years he must have went off to bording school, cuz he was no longer on the show. Finnigan went with him I'm sure , cuz he to went away . Mr. Dressup has passed away in the last year or two. Same with Mr. Rogers. So sad. Life was so much better with Mr. Dressup. He will be missed. So will Casey and Finnigan.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Oh my gosh everyone , You have to check out my baby girl Abby talking. Go to my daughter inlaw Jens link and see for yourself. I was a puddle on the floor after I heard her talking. Sweet Abigail Olivia. 14 months. What a doll. She's coming to see her family next weekend. I can hardly wait. Come March 18- 25 I will not be available cuz I will be cuddling my 2 sweet girls. Abby and her momma Jen.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

This was sent to me from a dear friend. It is so true and we need to be reminded of it.

One Flaw In Women. Women have strengths that amaze men.They bear hardships and they carry burdens, but they hold happiness, love and joy.They smile when they want to scream.They sing when they want to cry.They cry when they are happy and laugh when they are nervous.They fight for what they believe in.They stand up to injustice.They don't take "no" for an answer when they believe there is a better solution.They go without so their family can have.They go to the doctor with a frightened friend.They love unconditionally.They cry when their children excel and cheer when their friends get awards.They are happy when they hear about a birth or a wedding.Their hearts break when a friend dies.They grieve at the loss of a family member, yet they are strong when they think there is no strength left.They know that a hug and a kiss can heal a broken heart.Women come in all shapes, sizes and colors.They'll drive, fly, walk, run or e-mail you to show how much they care about you.The heart of a woman is what makes the world keep turning. They bring joy, hope and love.They have compassion and ideas.They give moral support to their family and friends.Women have vital things to say and everything to give.HOWEVER, IF THERE IS ONE FLAW IN WOMEN, IT IS THAT THEY FORGET THEIR WORTH.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

I want a tattoo!

I want to go out and get a tattoo of something really colorful and bright. Maybe on my shoulder? I'm thinking flowers, or rainbows. How about butterflys or balloons. Or maybe a dragon with flames coming out of it's mouth? Don't freak out family. I know that most of you are saying " has she finally snapped." No I have not. I'm not set against tattoos. I've been watching Miami Ink and the guys , and gals on this show are so talented. Such great artists. As I watched about the client that comes in and has a portrait of his dying 2 yr old daughter tattooed on his chest I wanted to cry. Wow. I don't think tattoos are for me! I don't like the fact that they are so permanent. So permanent. !!!! Sometimes I think people get way too many. The people on this show have way too much body art, as far as I'm concerned. But that is just my opinion. But I think that some ink on a very private out of the way place on a body can be very nice. I think? I am not going to rush out and get a tattoo. But just watching this show I realize that it is such an art work. I guess I will have to stick with the press on kind. I'm not going to rush out and get a tattoo just yet. But press on are just not the same.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Stop the racism!

The words of this caption says "choose your friends by their character, and your socks by there color. Choosing your socks by their character makes no sense, and choosing your friends by their color , is unthinkable. This photo reminds of my friend from Africa. Although I am not blonde hair and blue eyed, my skin is very fair and my friend is very dark skinned, yet we are very good friends. We are sisters. I say we are sisters from another mister. Stop the insanity, stop the racism!

Monday, March 06, 2006

1. There was a church that had problems with outsiders pain its parking lots, so they put up a sign: CHURCH CAR PARK - FOR MEMBERS ONLY.
Trespassers will be baptized!
2. "No God - No Peace." "Know God - Know Peace."
3. "Free Trip to heaven. Details Inside!"
4. "Try our Sundays. They are better than Baskin Robbins."
5. "Searching for a new look? Have your faith lifted here!"
6. An ad for one Church has a picture of two hands holding stone tablets on which the Ten Commandments are inscribed and a headline that reads: "For fast, fast, fast relief, take two tablets."
7. When the restaurant next to another Church put up a big sign with red letters that said, "Open Sundays," the church reciprocated with its own
message: "We are open on Sundays also."
8. "People are like tea bags --you have to put them in hot water before you know how strong they are."
9. "Fight truth decay. Study the Bible daily."
10. "How will you spend eternity - Smoking or Nonsmoking?"
11. "Dusty Bibles lead to Dirty Lives"
12. "Come work for the Lord. The work is hard, the hours are long and the pay is low. But the retirement benefits are out of this world."
13. "It is unlikely there'll be a reduction in the wages of sin."
14. "Do not wait for the hearse to take you to church."
15. "If you're headed in the wrong direction, God allows U-turns."
16. "If you don't like the way you were born, try being born again"
17. "Looking at the way some people live, they ought to obtain eternal fire insurance soon."
18. "This is a ch_ _ ch. What is missing?" u r
19. "In the dark? Follow the Son"
20. "Running low on faith? Step in for a fill-up."
21. "If you can't sleep, don't count sheep. Talk to the Shepherd."

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Generation gap!

1974: Long hair. 2004: Longing for hair .
1974: KEG. 2004:EKG
1974: Acid rock . 2004: Acid reflux
1974: Moving to California because it's cool. 2004: Moving to California because it's warm.
1974: Trying to look like Liz Taylor . 2004: Trying NOT to look like Liz Taylor.
1974: Seeds and stems. 2004: Roughage.
1974: Hoping for a BMW . 2004: Hoping for a BM .
1974: The Grateful Dead . 2004: Dr. Kevorkian .
1974: Going to a new, hip joint. 2004: Receiving a new hip joint.
1974: Rolling Stones. 2004: Kidney Stones .
1974: Passing the drivers' test. 2004: Passing the vision test.

Just in case you weren't feeling too old today, this will certainly change things. The people who are starting college this fall across the nation were born in 1985. They are too young to remember the space shuttle blowing up. Their lifetime has always included AIDS. Bottle caps have always been screw off and plastic. The CD was introduced the year they were born. They have always had an answering machine. They have always had cable TV. They cannot fathom not having a remote control. Jay Leno has always been on the Tonight Show. Popcorn has always been cooked in the microwave. They never took a swim and thought about Jaws. They can't imagine what hard contact lenses are. They don't know who Mork was or where he was from. They never heard: "Where's the Beef?", "I'd walk a mile for a Camel", or "de plane Boss, de plane". They do not care who shot J. R. and have no idea who J. R. even is. McDonald's never came in Styrofoam containers. They don't have a clue how to use a typewriter. Notice the larger type, that's for those of you who have trouble reading. Save the earth. It's the only planet with chocolate ! As far as we know! Here's to getting older. Knitting

ZIPLOC OMELETS Have you ever heard of this? (This works great! Good for when all your family is together and no one has to wait for their special omelet) Have guests write their name on a quart-size Ziploc freezer bag with permanent marker. Crack 2 eggs (large or extra-large) into the bag (not more than 2) shake to combine them. Put out a variety of ingredients such as cheeses, ham, onion, green pepper, mushrooms, tomato, hash browns, salsa, etc. Each guest adds prepared ingredients of choice to their bag and shakes it. Make sure to get the air out of the bag and zip it up. Place the bags into rolling, boiling water for exactly 13 minutes. You can usually cook 6-8 omelets in a large pot. For more, make another pot of boiling water. Open the bags and the omelet will roll out easily . B! e prepared for everyone to be amazed! Nice to serve with fresh fruit and coffee cake; everyone gets involved in the process and a great conversation piece.
I haven't tried this yet but I thought it sounded kinda cool. Jen try it. If it works maybe you can put it on your Amen Let's Eat blog.

Friday, March 03, 2006

Today is the one year anniversary of when the 4 RCMP officers were killed in the line of duty, in alberta, Canada. It was such a sad tragic event. The four officers were ambushed by a crazed , individual. Working for the RCMP, I quite often think and pray for our young cadets in training. I make contact with these young people on a daily basis. I'm so proud of these cadets who come to training unsure of themselves and leave confident Police officers. I pray for them as they go out in this world, in persute of the evil bad guys. Go get em guys and gals, and stay safe. And I stand in a moment of silence who's lives are lost in the line of duty. A moment is surely not enough! God speed! I pray for you all.
Yeeeeess! It's the weekend again. What a long week. I've just started to work 10 hour shifts. I'm not used to doing that. I guess my body will adjust in time. So now I have 3 days off. Every week I get a 3 day weekend. That's the upside of working the long 10 hour days. I know many people work 10 even 12 hour shifts. I will just have to get used to it. So happy weekend everyone. To all who are working long hours and on a weekend to boot, my thoughts are with you. Cheers all.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

She's so cute.

I have to gush and brag about my little granddaughter. Just look at her sweet cheeks. Hey Tiffy she likes Piglet ( part of the Pooh family) How cute! Check out the video on my link. (Jen's Blog)
Oh Abby, Grammie D loves you so much.