MY DADDY-MY HERO

May 8th, 2013
Daddy lived almost 5 years within days from day of diagnosis. He was so miserable and in so much pain the last 6 months. I really do not think he knew I was there the week-end he died. Sometimes I wish he had, but that would have meant he would have been aware of his pain.

I can only remember Daddy switching me one time. He only had to look at me with hurt in his eyes and I did what I needed to do. Even then I knew his love did not falter for one split second.

LIFE CHANGES

August 3rd, 2012

So very much has changed in my life since July 17, 2010.  My husband left me on this date and for the next 14 1/2 months I thought my world had crumbled.  October of 2011, I talked with a very good friend and thru our conversation saw the very bright light of day.  I realized how much better my life was alone than with someone who really did not love me.

At this time, I came out of my shell and started living again.  I was told by my co-workers that they had really been worried about me and was so glad to see me smiling again.  Everything has not been all smiles and roses since, but “Life is Good”!!

I have always loved to dance, but neither my first or second husband cared to dance with me.  October of 2011, I started going to dances and have gone on a pretty regular basis since.  I go to 3 different places regularly and occasionally to others.

At one of the dances in April, I met a guy that kinda rocked my boat and I rocked his.  We neither really wanted to be in a relationship so we decided to be friends and put the relationship on hold, even tho we saw each other a few times.   We no longer see each other, but all is good.

I went camping for the first time in my life in May.  I was surprised at the relaxation I could have and the beauty of the campsite and the place in general..  It was such a great weekend.  The best part is:  camping here is very inexpensive for 2 nights dinners, 2 nights entertainment, accessible pool, and sometimes Saturday day entertainment.  I see a lot of camping weekends in my future as long as I am physically able.

I understand the x is seeing someone and I am glad that he may be happy.  I am not seeing anyone and am happy.  When the right person comes along, if there is a right person, that will be soon enough.  If there is no one that is ok too.

For now, I must keep Christ in my life, gas in my car and be ready for the next event I want to take part in,  and have fun!!!

 

MEDIA

March 31st, 2012

Do you have a small business?  Ifso, what type of advertising do you use:   radio, TV, newspaper, word-of-mouth, or internet or all of these.  Word-of-mouth is probably the best, even tho it may not reach as many people, it usually is from first hand experience.  Any business wants to reach as many people as possible, so some may use more than one means of advertisement.

Triangle direct media has been serving businesses a few years, is an online agency, specializing in searching and marketing methods that are very successful in building your business.

 

 

VICTIM

March 2nd, 2012

My cousin, Gail Duncan Singletary, was a victim of the horrible, most awful disease known as CANCER.  Some survive, and for this I am most thankful.  For those that must suffer until death, words cannot express the pain they suffer.  Families suffer also, but I really do not think there can be a comparison as the pain is different.  Gail was married to Lennon Singletary from Elizabethtown.  Gail lost her courageous fight in May of 1991.

Gail always had a smile in good health and bad.  She was always very neat.  Even after working on the farm all day, she was still neat.  A very pretty person inside and out!!!

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Gail is one of many family members that did NOT win the battle.

I know many that have won, so keep up the fight, stay positive, and stay strong.

 

BISCUITS

February 25th, 2012

I have been wanting homemade biscuits for quite a while.  I know, I can get them at several fast food restaurants, but I wanted my own.

Back in the late ’70′s, I made biscuits that the geese would not even eat.  Overtime they did improve and were very good.  I decided tonight would be the night and the grandchildren may like them.   I still had no bacon drippings or Crisco so I used softened butter.

The children each said they were good.   They were ok, but something was missing!   I wondered why they did not rise ANY.  First thought maybe I had worked the dough too much but that would have made them so tough, they would have not been edible.  I then checked the flour bag–ALL-PURPOSE Flour.

Hopefully one day soon I will make a good biscuit, one that is Grandma Molasses worthy.

 

I may need as much counseling in the kitchen as my friend Josh Brisson does on some of his FB posts.

 

SAY

February 15th, 2012

What can I say????  I do not understand!  Hot, cold, lukewarm.  I guess I portray the same, even tho that is not my intention.  I am just trying to keep focused on what is and what is not, words and actions do not always agree, neither do mine.  I do understand this and can explain, if need be.  Glad I have what I do–Life is good!  Hoping it does not change unless……….

Do not read more into this than just the words, do not add or take away.

 

 

HELP

February 15th, 2012

Do you have a problem with prescription drugs, street drugs, or alcohol?  Sometimes with prescription drugs one is hooked without even knowing.  Help awaits at Los Angeles Rehab.  The program they provide has helped thousands of individuals overcome addiction.

Caring counselors give you the utmost therapy, treating you as the individual that you are, not as a case number.  Their policy is not “same session for everyone”.

SLEEPLINESS

February 13th, 2012

For years I have not slept well. Not too long ago, I only slept about 6 hours in 50+.  The past couple of weeks or so I have slept pretty good.  None of this waking up and tossing and turning for 30 minutes to an hour before I could go back to sleep.

Even taking a nap late yesterday, I slept good last night.  Why must tonight be different?  Tossing and Turning (sounds like an oldie) for over an hour and I am sleepy, but can’t go to sleep.  Since I do not have a specific time to get up today, I guess it really doesn’t matter.

PAIN

February 11th, 2012

After my last car wreck, several years ago, I had severe back pain 24/7.  The one before that did damage to the sciatic nerve.  (both times someone rear-ended me)   Minimally Invasive Spine Institute is definitely an option if the severe pain returns.

I have learned over the years to stoop not bend and this protects the sciatic nerve.  The only back pain I have now is if I stand for any length of time with little movement.  After about 3 1/2 to 4 hours at work, my back will start hurting.  That is why I ask to please not work anymore than 5 hour shifts.  Usually after being off for about 2 hours, my back will quit hurting, occasionally, I do have to take pain meds.

BULLETT

February 11th, 2012

As cold and windy as it is going to be tonight, I bet Bullett is sure glad that I let him sleep in the washroom with a soft rug he can snuggle in.  I am almost tempted to let him in the house but I guess I better not.  He is trained to not come in the house, he will stop at the door and just look in.  Sometimes he may act as if he will enter and all I have to do is call his name and he stops.

I do not know if the food I am giving him does not satisfy or if he is really hungry.  He acts as if he is always hungry.  I hope he is only acting.

Bullett ties me down sometimes, but I will surely miss him when he is no longer.