Monday, August 25, 2008

The Alphabet Survey

I saw this meme at Dusty Pages that Lori did yesterday.  Thought I'd give it a whirl. 

A is for age:  52

B is for beer of choice:  Ice cold Michelob, in a long neck bottle.

C is for your career right now:  Home health aide

D is for your dog's name:  We rent, only fish-Kirby the 3rd

E is for an essential item you use every day:  My coffeemaker

F is for favorite TV show at the moment:  I don't really watch much.  The local weather forecast, I guess.

G is for favorite game:  To play-pool.  To watch-football.

H is for hometown:  Roscommon

I is for instruments you play:  A little piano-very little.

J is for favorite juice:  Tomato

K is for whose butt you'd like to kick:  No one right now.

L is for the last restaurant you ate at:  The TeePee about 4 months ago.

M is for marriage:  Nope, once was enough.

N is for number of piercings:  7- 4 in left ear, 3 in right.

O is for overnight hospital stay:  Dec. 1986.  Had my gallbladder and its 71(yes the surgeon counted them) stones removed.

P is for people you were with today:  Bro and clients.

Q is for what you do with your quiet time:  Read and spend time online.

R is for biggest regret:  That I didn't go to college.

S is for status:  Single. Or widowed, or middle aged, or female, or employed, or all of the above.

T is for time you woke up today:  I slept in till 6:30.

U is for if you are unique:  Why, certainly.

V is for vegetables you love:  It's easier to list the ones I don't like-peppers and lima beans.

W is for worst habit you have:  Procrastination.

X is for Xrays you've had:  Right knee, head, back, left foot, left wrist, ribs, right big toe, right elbow, left ankle, fingers on right hand.  Okay, maybe I'm a clutz.

Y is for yummy food you had today:  Homemade burger with dill pickles.

Z is for zodiac sign:  Libra

Geez, I've had a lot of xrays.  But in my defense, there were only 3 broken bones discovered in all those xrays.  2 in my back from the car accident, and the right big toe, that I dropped the center leaf from the dining room table on.  I think the doctors just liked looking at my bones. ;-)  Now, if you want to count stitches, I've had 146 in my head, 3 in right index finger, 7 in my right leg, 4 in the broken big toe and 14 staples for the gallbladder. 

It was a beautiful day, today, not too hot, NACITS.  But they're predicting frost here for tonight.  NOOOOOO...... It's too early for that.  I'm not done with summer yet!  ::sigh::

Well, I'm rambling now, so I'm signing off.  As Always.........

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Had to go back and fix the link!  OOPS

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Late Night Ramblings

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There, I think that about covers it.  ::sigh::  :)  I am tired, I had a midnight shift last night, only a 2 hour nap today, and should be in bed instead of  writing here.  But this is a special occasion!

Happy 5th Anniversary to J-Land!!!

I meant to take the time to write a carefully thought out entry, wax poetic on everything this community means to me, get all philosphical, but as the days and hours slipped by, no entry materialized.  This may be all for the better, we'll just see what happens.

About 15 months ago, I discovered blogs.  I was very new to computer use, had never heard of journaling online.  I was poking around on AIM and clicked onto the blogs link, and that was all she wrote.  Okay, let me rephrase that, that's when she decided to write-online. 

Playing around with the different styles, colors, fonts, and then typing my feelings into my private blog.  I read other journals, not brave enough to leave a comment, but enjoying reading about the lives of others from across the country and overseas.  Oh, I wanted to comment, had clever comments on the tip of my tongue.  I was an outsider, a "lurker".  This was obviously a community where folks knew each other well, cared about each other. 

It took time for me to get up the courage to comment that first time.  And without going back in the archives, I can't even remember the first one.  But then, I got a couple e-mails from writers I had commented to.  I had taken the first steps into J-Land.  "Did I have a journal, could I leave the link?" 

Hmm.... I started to think about writing publicly.  But my life's pretty simple, kinda boring, what would I write about?  Finally, I screwed up my courage, set up a public journal, typed my first entry and hit Save. 

And she's still writing!  Over this last year, I've met some wonderful friends, learned about life in other corners of the world, and in doing so expanded mine.  I've discovered that I like to write.  I may never be one of the great writers here, but so what? 

When I sit down in front of my computer screen, I feel like I'm writing letters to my friends, baring my soul, sharing something of myself, and learning more about that same self.  I hope to continue to do just that for many years to come.

So, whether you've been here 5 years or 5 minutes, Happy Anniversary to us all!

I can't believe it's almost the end of summer already.  It's just gone by so fast.  I'm not ready to give up the beach and going barefoot yet, so I guess I'd better get busy and enjoy what's left, huh? 

Things have been pretty quiet around here lately.  Potsey's moved out for now.  The house stays cleaner, the grocery bill's gone down and I get to park closer to the house without someone blocking my car in!  Yay!!

The friend that bought all those necklaces at the beginning of the summer came up with the idea of having a jewelry party featuring my creations!  Just in time for holiday shopping.  Maybe combine it with a Pampered Chef party, then we'd get some goodies to eat, too.  I've been working on some designs and found some unique handmade beads to use.  It's all pretty exciting!  I'm really enjoying the process. 

My work hours are still down, except for an occassional midnight shift.  But that gives me some time to fit in some more summer fun before it all fades into fall. 

Well, if I'm going to get this Anniversary entry posted by midnight, I've got to go for now.  Besides, I need some sleep!  :-O (that's a yawn)

                              ~Thanks For Stopping By~