Tuesday, April 21, 2009


We used to have a wonderful Chinese pug named Katy. She first belonged to Jen, but I fed and bathed her and took her to the vet. So when Jen went to college the dog stayed with us. I loved that little dog and I miss her.

Her tail was a cinnamon roll. Her eyes were very bulgy. Her mouth was bigger than my hand. She constantly snorted and made noise. She was very entertaining.

I look at the picture of the pug puppies on this page and I would really like to have another one. (Actually I would like to have her back.)

Our little Riley is a wonderful little guy. I guess I want him and a pug. We need a lot more room, though.

Monday, April 13, 2009

40 Facts of Me

I saw this on another blog, and I enjoyed reading it. If you want to do this too, please just copy and paste and put in your own answers.

1. My uncle once: pulled my tooth with pliers. (Uncle Buck)

2. Never in my life: have I eaten dog meat (as far as I know)

3. When I was five: I was already in first grade and turned six in December.

4. High School was: a distant memory.

5. I will never forget: my mother's words--Didn't you even think about doing right? Don't look at me like that. Let's go do the dishes (my sister and me)

6. I once met: a crippled boy who was very good looking and had very strong arms.

7. There’s this girl I know who: can put her whole ear inside her ear so it pops when it comes out.

8. Once, at a bar: I don't think I've really ever been at a bar except maybe in a restaurant where they served meals.

9. By noon, I’m usually: ready to go home from work.

11. If only I had: a bodyshaper that would whittle me down to a size 12.

12. Next time I go to church: I will not stand up and shout "fire."

13. Terry Schiavo: was a sad case.

14. What worries me most: is the liberalizing of America.

15. When I turn my head left, I see: greener grass.

16. When I turn my head right, I see: Bella Lagosy

17. You know I’m lying when: I talk (NOT true) ( or am I lying about that too?)

18. What I miss most about the eighties: the childhood of my children.

19. If I was a character in Shakespeare, I’d be: sorry.

20. By this time next year: I won't be pregnant.

21. A better name for me would be: Always Right I Don't Care What You Say (ARIDCWYS).

22. I have a hard time understanding: people who don't try to understand motivations of others.

23. If I ever go back to school, I’ll: get my masters in English/Writing.

24. You know I like you if: you're where I can see you.

25. If I ever won an award, the first person I’d thank would be: Remington Steele

26. Darwin, Mozart, Slim Pickens & Geraldine Ferraro: Bad, good, interesting, wrong.

27. Take my advice, never: eat cold cream. I made my sister eat it once, and then I worried what it would do to her. Apparently nothing.

28. My ideal breakfast is: cooked by IHOP.

29. A song I love, but do not own is: a song not yet written.

30. If you visit my hometown, I suggest: you visit Union Street.

31. Tulips, character flaws, microchips, & track stars: a favorite flower, in everyone else, come in a bag, are run of the mill.

32. Why won’t people: realize I do know better.

33. If you spend the night at my house: expect a dog attack, kiss, and a little dog food supper.

34. I’d stop my wedding for: the lack of a preacher.

35. The world could do without: is crime.

36. I’d rather lick the belly of a cockroach than: lick the belly of a rat.

37. My favorite blond is: probably not.

38: Paper clips are more useful than: false eyelashes.

39. If I do anything well, it’s: talk.

40. And by the way: don't trust anyone over 90--unless she is your grandma.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Thoughts on the Resurrection

Without the birth, we would have no Jesus. Without the death, we would have no example. Without the resurrection, we would have no salvation. Without Jesus, we would have nothing.

He had to have obedience to begin the process.
He had to have patience to bear the garden and the disciples.
He had to have stamina to bear the beatings.
He had to have commitment to bear the cross.
He had to have love to take all our sins.
He had to have power to rise from the dead.
He had to have a view of the future to appear to the disciples and others.
He had to follow the plan to the end to go to sit on the right hand.
He had to be Jesus. No one else would have done.

"He is not here for He is risen. Come see the place where the Lord lay."

"O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?"

Thursday, April 9, 2009

China or Bust

JEN IS GOING TO CHINA! She just found out yesterday.

Jen said I could put this announcement in my blog. She will be leaving around the end of July. She does get to come home for 2-3 weeks before she goes. It has not been confirmed what city she will go to yet, but she should find out soon.

Remember the old saying, if you go into a barn, does it make you a cow?

Well, if you live in China, does it make you Chinese? Maybe in some small way.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

And One Thing Led to Another

Monday I accidentally left two reports on my desk under a couple papers. I thought they were "no tape" reports which meant no one else would be assigned those numbers by the computer. Well, one really was a report with an uploaded dictation. So one of my co-workers along with two others had to look and look for it and finally found it hiding on my desk (however unintentional the hiding was).

So the next day they gave me what for--off and on for about 3 to 4 hours. It was pure joy.

So yesterday I decided to do almost the same thing I had accidentally done on Monday with a few changes: I left all reports in plain sight and I confided in one of my co-workers what I had done so she could tell anyone looking for a report that it was on my desk--before everyone got up in arms again.

It should have been at least a little bit funny. Maybe it was, but three of the worker bees decided vengeance was needed. When I came in this morning, my bulletin board papers were upside down; my big calendar was set on a different month; many things on my desk were changed to the opposite side; my phone and mouse were taped so they wouldn't work, my short metal filing cabinet was taped so securely I thought it was really locked (and it was moved to the opposite side of the desk); and last and certainly the most irritating: my computer display was moved to the right so I couldn't see the right-hand buttons, and I couldn't find a way to fix it.

Well, everything got straightened out by about 0830. But I'm going to change my evil ways. No more jokes, even though my kidding wasn't personal!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Random Thoughts

It snowed again last night and this morning. It looks like about 3-4 inches out there. Yay! But it's cold.

My husband had a sinus infection about 3 weeks ago, and now it has come back. He's pretty sick.

Riley, our dog, wet on my bed. I was NOT happy. I'm washing all the bedding today. I know he doesn't like to go out when it's cold and blowing, but yesterday was up in the mid to upper 50's. What's up with that?? And again I say--I was not happy!!

I am buying a used roll-away bed today. Aaron is going to help me get it from someone who also works for the county. The woman advertised on the county bulletin board. The roads are clear and things aren't too messy, so we should be good to go.

Jen has her crazy interview early this next week. Hopefully any craziness she has can be kept under wraps until after the interview. Seriously, please pray that everything will go well. The interview is in Michigan and she will be flying out of Miami on Monday morning.

Our church had evangelistic meetings last week Sunday through Wednesday night. The speaker was very good. We enjoyed the services and the music. My husband and I don't seem to have the stamina or energy we used to have. To be out 4 nights in a row while working full time through the day made us pretty tired. In the old days there were times when we were out over 10 nights in a row. I don't think we could do it now unless we absolutely had to. We don't.

I've already cooked twice today. If I make it to the store later, I'm going to try to have something for supper that I don't have to cook. I'm not allowed to cook 3 times in the same day!!

That may be all the random thoughts I feel like putting into writing. If you have any thoughts, random or otherwise, that you would like to share, please do it.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Yesterday I was assigned to answer the phone at work (along with many other things). Mid morning I received a call from someone who sounded like a young girl--maybe 14 or 15. She wanted to know what the results were on her DUI breath test.

So I asked my usual questions. "What is your name?"

She said, "Angela Jones (made up name).

I said, "What is your birth date?"

She said, "I don't remember."

I said, "You don't remember?"

I proceeded to tell her that the results of a breath test were public information and that she could have that information even if she wasn't Angela herself. I then turned into mom/teacher/preacher, and I said, "I can give you the information, but I need you to tell me the truth." I was pretty sure she wasn't Angela.

She said, "Okay. I'm just getting the information for Angela."

I said, "Well, the breath results were .107."

I think she thanked me, and as I was hanging up, another young woman from the department came over and whispered to me, "It's Joann." Joann as in another worker in our department. She played an April Fool's joke on me, and it worked. I laughed and told other people in the department as she came walking down the aisle back into our department.

Earlier in the day I had played a couple of jokes on her since it was not only April Fool's but also it was her birthday. I had taped across the bottom of her mouse so it wouldn't work and I taped her phone so she couldn't hear or speak when she picked up the handset.

Usually I'm a little bit afraid of April Fool's Day, but a good time was had by all.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

More Mostly Funny Puns

1. The roundest knight at King Arthur’s round
table was Sir Cumference. He acquired his
size from too much pi.

2. I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan
island, but it tuned out to be an optical

3. She was only a whiskey maker, but he loved her

4. A rubber band pistol was confiscated from an
algebra class because it was a weapon of math

5. The butcher backed into the meat grinder and
got a little behind in his orders.

6. No matter how much you push the envelope, it’ll
still be stationary.

7. A dog gave birth to puppies near the road and
was cited for littering.

8. A grenade thrown into a kitchen in France
would result in Linoleum Blownapart.

9. Two silk worms had a race. They ended up in a

10. Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a

11. A hole has been found in the nudist camp wall.
The police are looking into it.

12. Atheism is a non-prophet organization.

13. Two hats were hanging on a hat rack in the
hallway. One hat said to the other, ‘You stay
here; I’ll go on a head.’

14. I wondered why the baseball kept getting
bigger. Then it hit me.

15. A sign on the lawn at a drug rehab center
said: ‘Keep Off the Grass.’

16. A small boy swallowed some coins and was
taken to a hospital. When his grandmother
telephoned to ask how he was, a nurse said,
‘No change yet.’

17. A chicken crossing the road is poultry in

18. The man who survived mustard gas and pepper
spray is now a seasoned veteran.

19. When cannibals ate a missionary, they got a
taste of religion.

20. Don’t join dangerous cults. Practice safe