This is almost too cute for words…Benny and Sierra




I worked 10p to 2a tonight.  Doing it all 3 of my days off.  With Sherri gone, there is an unbelievable need for operators to work overtime.  I don’t mind working the 4 hour shifts..almost seems like nothing compared to 8 hours..although when I go back to a regular shift Tuesday night, the time between 2a and 7a will probably be endless.

Finally and I mean FINALLY got my wireless router hooked up tonight…it just would not work so I borrowed one from Brian at work…it was a cheap one and it just did not work very well.  When I was using the laptop, no one could use the desktop.  I printed off set-up instructions from the internet instead of using the disk that came with it and what a difference…obviously.

Everyone is sacked out here so guess I will go upstairs to read and drift off to sleep.

Until next time….



 What is going on with us xang”ers”.  Seems like lots are preoccupied with spring…or actually have a life away from the computer.  I read my subscriptions and not much new then I went to all my subscription and friend’s sites and not much new.  It’s still cold here in Iowa you guys.  We got snow again two days ago…rain, sleet and snow…

Maybe it is just me and my lack of a life right now…I’m still trying to adjust to the sleep change.  I’m sleeping fine…the problem is I’m sleeping too much.  I’ve also lost 5 pounds.  FIVE POUNDS  without trying…perhaps I need to take my temp, take a tylenol and go back to bed.  Something must be wrong 🙂

Hey Cindy…ya, you Cindy in Allison…why don’t you start a xanga blog.  I know you have opinions and lots to say and I want to read it…..  Cindysusan perhaps :))))

Until next time…..

Church Bulletins

The Fasting & Prayer Conference includes meals.
The sermon this morning: “Jesus Walks on the Water.” The sermon tonight:
“Searching for Jesus.”
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Our youth basketball team is back in action Wednesday at 8 PM in the
recreation hall.
Come out and watch us kill Christ the King.
Ladies, don’t forget the rummage sale. It’s a chance to get rid of those
things not worth keeping around
the house. Bring your husbands.
The peacemaking meeting scheduled for today has been canceled due to a
Remember in prayer the many who are sick of our community. Smile at someone
who is hard to love.
Say “Hell” to someone who doesn’t care much about you.
Don’t let worry kill you off – let the Church help.
Miss Charlene Mason sang “I will not pass this way again,” giving obvious
to the congregation.
For those of you who have children and don’t know it, we have a nursery
Next Thursday there will be tryouts for the choir. They need all the help
they can get.
The Rector will preach his farewell message, after which the choir will
“Break Forth Into Joy.”
Irving Benson and Jessie Carter were married on October 24 in the church.
So ends a friendship that began in their school days.
At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be “What Is Hell?”
Come early and listen to our choir practice.
Eight new choir robes are currently needed due to the addition of several
new members
and to the deterioration of some older ones.
Scouts are saving aluminum cans, bottles and other items to be recycled.
Proceeds will be used to cripple children.
Please place your donation in the envelope along with the deceased person
want remembered.
The church will host an evening of fine dining, super entertainment and
gracious hostility.
Potluck supper Sunday at 5:00 PM – prayer and medication to follow..
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The ladies of the Church have cast off clothing of every kind.
They may be seen in the basement on Friday afternoon.
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This evening at 7 PM there will be a hymn singing in the park across from
the Church.
Bring a blanket and come prepared to sin.
Ladies Bible Study will be held Thursday morning at 10 AM. All ladies are
invited to
lunch in the Fellowship Hall after the B.S. is done.
The pastor would appreciate it if the ladies of the congregation would lend
him their
electric girdles for the pancake breakfast next Sunday.
Low Self Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7 PM. Please use the
back door.
The eighth-graders will be presenting Shakespeare’s Hamlet in the Church
Friday at 7 PM. The congregation is invited to attend this tragedy.
Weight Watchers will meet at 7 PM at the First Presbyterian Church.
Please use the large double door at the side entrance.
The Associate Minister unveiled the church’s new tithing campaign
slogan last Sunday : “I Upped My Pledge – Up Yours”.

Actual 911 call

While going thru a box of “funnies”, I found this call I had typed out from 1998

Me:     911 What is your emergency

Mr.      I just woke up and I think my wife is gone

Me:      Sir, do you think she has passed away?

Mr.      I don’t know

Me:      Is she breathing

Mr.      I don’t know I”m in a walker, I just got out of the hsopital and I can’t get to her

Me:      Is there anyone there with you

Mr.      Just the dog

Me:      Sir, I have an ambulance on the way

Ambulance arrives on scene and reports that there is no pickup.  The wife is gone….she went for a walk.

I’m on my first full week of midnights – I made the right decision.  I must admit I’m having some difficulty organizing my life and sleeping at the right time..this really comes as no surprise…I agree wtih Country Bumpkin and TLM0000….I need to find an outlet 🙂  This too shall pass…I am dealing with a little boredom around 0400 and on but I’m trying to take things to work to occupy my time.  Haven’t started crocheting yet…not quite sure why…just not doing it yet.  I’m very lucky…I can read, crochet and just about anything else you can do sitting at a table with the exception of watching TV.  I’m also allowed to take my laptop and catch up on anything I might have on there to do – which is nothing at this point.  I can see contentment circling and about to land on my shoulder.

I’ve not been keeping on everyone’s xanga sites as well as I would like…I’ll be back…..

Until next time….

Insane Obsession

What is this totally out-of-my-mind desire to keep tweaking the colors, etc of my xanga site.  More to the point…what is that little “knot” in my brain that has me adjusting the color and the dimensions and the font and then back again and then tweak the color just a bit…and then  all of a sudden it is okay.  When I got up today, I noticed the flower in the header was not centered…it irritated me…as I was making changes, I kept asking myself why this was so important…and then why do I keep changing the theme?  Is it like changing the furniture around..something new…maybe it is just cabin fever and I don’t have anything else to focus on right now… I did work on the basement for awhile…. got some garage sale stuff ready and some Goodwill boxes ready to go…I find it to be a very cleansing job; yet I have problems giving some things away..not quite as difficult as “he” finds it to give ANYTHING away…but still difficult.  I’m feeling like Andy Rooney tonight with even more whine in my voice.  He’s fixing supper…almost time for Two and a-half Men…

Until next time

 So…are you liking the pink?  or is it just too bright.  I needed a distraction.

My Monday at work is over with…see…that is what I love about working the 11 to 7 shift.

Critters have been fed…email checked…I’m tired…off to bed zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Kate’s flight was cancelled last night so we got up this morning and left here at 4:00 to get her to the Quad City airport by 6.  It is a two hour drive.  She visited old friends last night and didn’t get home until 0200…I slept on the couch 1) to make sure she got home okay (yes…she is nearly 21) and 2) to make sure we didn’t oversleep.  We were about 15 miles down the road and I started getting sleepy…he has a hard time driving with the huge boot on his foot plus he had vicadin on board and I figured she wasn’t any more awake than I was.  After we dropped her off, I was able to get us out of the quad cities and back into Iowa and decided to pull off and let him drive…as long as he could use cruise control he was okay…We made it home.  I slept until 1:00 this afternoon…

While I was sleeping, he took this pic of Benny and Billy…the spend a lot of time on top of each other grooming each other but the first time they have both been able to fit in the cube 🙂


 too cute!!!

I’m working 7-11 tonight – he’s already stir crazy…at least he has the critters to keep him company.

Have a great Easter everyone…He is risen.

Until next time….

I took a nap this afternoon and that absolutely gorgeous vet called my cell phone…Kate talked to him.  Sierra has nothing but a fatty tumor with lots of red blood cells and he says we will just keep an eye on it for now.  Whew…the mother of the brood is going to be okay…..

Katy’s flight was cancelled this evening so she won’t be flying out until AM…she was all ready to go = physically and mentally.

Until next time….