Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Love Letters



My darling, my lover, my beautiful wife:
Marrying you screwed up my life.

I see your face when I am dreaming.
That's why I always wake up screaming.

Kind, intelligent, loving and hot;
This describes everything you are not.

Love may be beautiful, love may be bliss,
But I only slept with you because I was pissed.

I thought that I could love no other --
that is until I met your brother.

Roses are red, violets are blue, sugar is sweet, and so are you.
But the roses are wilting, the violets are dead, the sugar bowl's empty and so is your head.

I want to feel your sweet embrace;
But don't take that paper bag off your face.

I love your smile, your face, and your eyes ......
Damn, I'm good at telling lies!

My love, you take my breath away.
What have you stepped in to smell this way?

My feelings for you no words can tell,
Except for maybe "Go to hell."

What inspired this amorous rhyme?
Two parts vodka, one part lime.


Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Snotdog and friend

The neighborhood cat walked up to the door, saw Spud and arched it's back and hissed.....Snotdog thought this was a sign to play! He started jumping up and down in a playful manner.....Geeze, nice watch dog!!!

(I'm getting back to visiting a few of you at a time. If I haven't been to your posts lately, I'll be there soon!)

Monday, January 28, 2008

Happy Monkey Monday

Happy Monkey Monday!

I'm still living off all your hugs and it's all good!


Sunday, January 27, 2008

Just Some Thoughts

In the world of the unexpected there is no preparation.
No time to get ready.
It jolts one out of the mundane and into action.
Not the kind of action I expected,
but an awakening to a nightmare, not from one.
Loving memories will sustain and heal me.
It'll be a long road, but one I'm willing and must walk.


Friday, January 25, 2008

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Hi Everyone...

Just to let you know I'm putting one foot in front of the other and going forward....despite the fact that my feet are like lead....but I'm moving in the right direction. I'm taking it slowly, yet getting through the dreaded paper work that goes with all this, whatever "this" is.

I've never felt this way before. Lost. But the light is just ahead and I know I'll find my way, just don't know when I'll get there. You're well wishes are like life boats to me.....Hugss to all of you!


Wednesday, January 16, 2008


I'm still feeling the love and the hugs and the prayers. You're my angels!

Just dropping in with a little update.....I'm doing ok.....but my emotions are on a roller coaster....I never know when it'll hit me. I bawl my eyes out every time I read a comment here....but I love's so heartwarming. I'm going to pop in every now and then and say a little something. I want to write about my feelings to get them out and lessen them to some extent and I'm going to start reading you guys again. I need to laugh.

I've got a lot of business to take care of as a result of hub's passing, but I'm getting thru it...I've got a great support system of real and cyber friends to help me and love me through it.

I miss him. ;-(
and one day I'll write the whole's in me but my heart is hurting too much to do it right now.

Love all of you.


Monday, January 14, 2008

Thank You ;-)

"Tears water the soul."
Words can never express the heartfelt comfort that all of you have given me. Thanks from the bottom of my heart. I just cannot believe the "cyber love" in here! It is truly amazing. Your friendship, kind wishes and hugs is a gift to cherish and I thank you for that.
"God gives us comfort in the form of friends...."
GREAT BIG (((((((((((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))))))))))TO ALL!

Friday, January 11, 2008


Hi everyone.

This is Deb (from Boondoggled). Odat asked me to log in and let everyone know what is going on. Her husband passed away last night. She is okay, dealing with everything as best she can, and will be back when things settle down a little.

She is reading all the comments everyone leaves for her. Your well wishes do her good.


Wednesday, January 09, 2008

See Ya in a Bit, I Hope

Due to a medical emergeny in my family, I won't be posting for a while. Say prayers, send positive thoughts. Thanks!


Sign Time

After 5 years of heated debate, the Commission of Human Rights approved the new International Symbol of Marriage.


Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Winter Blues

The winter blues are sweeping over me,
An invisible web of incarceration
Waiting to break free into the sunlight.

I get this way every year, I believe I suffer from S.A.D. , seasonal affective disorder, the lack of sunlight in the days. I know it's getting lighter each day now and I have hope!!! Yes, I'll wake up and the sun will soon be out when I walk my lil snot dog! Smiles will return to my face upon waking up! I will sing again in the shower! I'll dance my way to work! Oh, I just can't wait. You do believe me, don't you?


Monday, January 07, 2008

Monkey Monday Test Time


Your Mind is PG-13 Rated

Your mind is definitely a little dirty. You're naughty, but not trashy.
You don't shy away from a dirty joke, and you're clearly not a prude.

You Were an Eagle

You are able to rise above the details of life and see the big picture.
A spiritual being, you tend to go beyond material concerns.


Saturday, January 05, 2008

Joke Day


For those that don't know him, Major General Peter Cosgrove is an "Australian treasure!"
General Cosgrove was interviewed on the radio recently. You'll love his reply to the lady who
interviewed him concerning guns and children. Regardless of how you feel about gun laws
you gotta love this! This is one of the best comeback l ines of all time. It is a portion of an ABC interview between a female broadcaster and General Cosgrove who was about to sponsor a
Boy Scout Troop visiting his military headquarters.

So, General Cosgrove, what things are you go ing to teach these young boys when they visit your base?

We're going to teach them climbing, canoeing, archery and shooting.

Shooting! That's a bit irresponsible, isn't it?

I don't see why, they'll be properly supervised on the rif le range.

Don't you admit that this is a terribly dangerous activity to be teaching children?

I don't see how. We will be teaching them proper rifle discipline before they even touch a firearm.

But you're equipping them to become violent killers.

Well, Ma'am, you're equipped to be a prostitute, but you're not one, are you?

The radio went silent and the interview ended.


Friday, January 04, 2008

The Curly Haired Smiling Hugging Jokester.

I remember his smile, his tight curly hair.
He taught me to swim before I could walk.
Rides on trains, sunlit windows.
Beer with spaghetti. Sing alongs.
Buying puppies, even horned toads.
Scaring Mom, playfully.
All wrapped up with tight hugs and kisses.
My fond memories of Dad, who was taken away so, so young.

(December 29th was the anniversary of my Dad's death, who died when I was eight years old).


Have a wonderful weekend all!


Thursday, January 03, 2008

Crazy 8 Divided by 2 Meme

Got tagged by Patti some time ago with this one. I'm just getting around to it....
Quoting from Patti (Late Bloomerboomer) who was quoting from Linda:
The "Crazy 8's" meme is from Debbie Dolphin of New England Lighthouse Treasures. Linda decided to make it the "Crazy 8's Divided by Two" meme. Sounds good to me.
Claudia, Out on a Limb also tagged me with this one a while ago. So here we go:

Crazy 8's Divided by Two Meme

8 ÷ 2 things I’m passionate about:

1) Doing the best I can with what I've got
2) Clothes, shoes, handbags, jewelry (I can't help myself)
3) Staying in the moment
4) Laughter, fun.

8 ÷ 2 things I say often:
1) Oh well.
2) Hey!
3) Whatcha doing?
4) Are you kidding me?

8 ÷ 2 books I’ve read recently:
1) Next, by Michael Creighton
2) Why Girls Are Weird, by Pamela Ribon
3) The God Delusion, by Ricahrd Dawkins
4) The Alchemist, by Paul Coelho
8 ÷ 2 things I want to do before I die:
1) Visit or possibly live in Tahiti
2) Buy a Porche
3) Live in a big wide open-spaced house with panaramic views of mountains, ocean, lakes, sand. (or just renovate the house I have now)
4) Keep laughing and being surrounded by good friends.

8 ÷ 2 Songs I Listen to Over and Over Again
1) The soundtrack to Les Meserables
2) "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun"
3) Soundtrack from Happy Feet
4) Soundtrack from Schrek

8 ÷ 2 Things that attract me to my Friends

1) Sick sense of humor.
2) Comfortability
3) Loyalty
4) Fun/laughter

8 ÷ 2 Things I Learned This Year

1) To worry less and lose the anger
2) To realize that "it's just not that important"
3) To watch where I'm walking (since I sprained my ankle three times!) ;-)
4) To love more.


Wednesday, January 02, 2008


"Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face." Victor Hugo

This is one of my favorites. It's a little long, but sooo worth it.


Tuesday, January 01, 2008


I dicided to forego my dip into the Hudson River with the Polar Bear Club (haha) and spend my day inside relaxing.

Here's a fun meme for the new year. Got this from Reflecting Pool who got it from Rachel of Lessons Learned. The idea is to post the first sentence from the first post of each month. Enjoy, and please do feel free to use it too.

Here's my first sentences from the 12 months of 2007:

A new year, a new beginning. Thank you Pickled Olives for passing along this meme. So far, so good, another green light day. Tahiti, na huh, it was only foolery in my mind. "Start every day with a smile and get it over with" (w.c. fields). Have a great weekend all and don't forget to move it, move it, because I sure won't. Hey all, guess what? Who's on first? Two cannibals are eating a clown. I'm still waiting for Mondays to be fundays. I've got to go to an all day seminar today. Last night, my friend and I were sitting in the living room.

Not to be outdone by Snot Dog's Resolutions:

1. Have a torrid one-night stand with a street mutt.
2. I will no longer be beholden to the sound of the can opener.
3. Circulate petition that Leg Humping be a juried competition in major dog shows.
4. Call PETA and tell them what that surgical mask-wearing freak does to us when no one is around.
5. Take time from busy schedule to stop and smell the behinds.
6. Hamster: Don't let them figure out I'm just a rat on 'roids, or they'll flush my ass.
7. Grow opposable thumb; break into pantry; decide for MYSELF how much food is *too* much.
8. Get out of the castle more, maybe swim counter-clockwise this year.
9. January 1st: Kill the sock! Must kill the sock! January 2nd - December 31: Re-live victory over the sock.
10. I will NOT chase the damned stick unless I see it LEAVE her HAND.
11. I will NOT wear a red hoody under any circumstance!

A happy and peaceful New Year to All.