Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Friday, October 26, 2007
This is a Spirit bear, NOT a Polar bear. The Spirit Bear is a Black bear. Isn't it Gorgeous?
Good thing the Black bear is, for the most part anyway, a laid back and easily startled creature, PROVIDED no one was stupid enough to allow them to get used to humans as a food dispenser.
I'm getting more interested in them because their population is growing. Sightings are becoming more frequent, even in the suburbs. I think it's really important to find a way to live with them BEFORE they are commonplace. LINK Mostly because once they figure out that you had food for them once, they'll keep coming back.
Persistence, thy name is Black Bear. Don't believe me? Look what Google found for me.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
This is rated: Spooky
With Halloween coming up, this pic I found by accident is perfect. It truly embraces the holiday spirit. Darth Vader never looked so ... cute?
The caption should read
I think someone who is politically humorous would come up with a better caption but I don't do politics per se.
This hit my funny bone juuust right.
How about you?
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Enjoy! and Happy Monday to you!
Saturday, October 20, 2007
What wonderful people I have helping me!!
And yes, I DID catch Moonlight this time. I absolutely appreciated the fact that they did NOT use the "bite that immediately heals" technique. It was more real to see her still bleeding, that it hurt and yet was willing to do what needed to be done to save him. I'm thinking these people who wrote this series must have read Christine Feehan, Laurell K. Hamilton and even Charlaine Harris to get the feel that this series seems to have.
If so, and with research like that, maybe this series won't tank after the first season.Keeping my fingers crossed!
Thursday, October 18, 2007
I just saw on the news that WINE makers are dragging their feet about deciding whether or not they should disclose the OTHER ingredients in their products, namely; water, oak wood chips, and, get this ...EGG WHITES!!
I'm steamed on behalf of ALL the LTA (Life Threatening Allergy) sufferers out there who are allergic to egg.
Who would EVER think there'd be EGG in Wine?
They'll never have a chance to die from drunk driving or cirrhosis of the liver; one sip could do the deed within seconds to minutes - depending on if they're anaphalactic.
One 'Wine Writing Expert' claims that the disclosure should NOT be put on the bottles because it will "clutter up " the label. Clutter up the label?
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
Thursday, October 11, 2007
I'll be having a bit of a rest for a few days, so don't expect to see this blog change. I know, it will be boring, sorry about that.
I went to my library book sale last night and purchased five Audio Books and 29 print books.
Even Lightening by Dean Koontz, upon vigorous recommendations by Marianne and Judy.
Once I read it , won't be able to say I've never read him because I will have.
I hope you find yourself some good reads whilst I'm away.
I hope that the weather cooperates whereever you are.
I hope that if you win the lottery, you'll remember me monetarily. **GRIN**
Well, I can dream, can't I??
Have a terriff Weekend everyone.
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Saturday, October 06, 2007
Today was crazy!
We had a wedding to go to at 1PM and before that I needed to clean the house, go food shopping so the sitter and my kids had munchies, come home, make Ham and Pickle for their lunches and then get my new duds on.
The sitter arrived while I was still sprucing up the bathroom.
I finished, threw on my new clothes I got from J C Penny the day before ( ON SALE) and we went out the door.
I felt confident that I had the card, the $ for the gift and the most important thing, the directions to the church.
Well! Wouldn't you know, unseen by me, the directions had fallen out of my purse and were still in the house. We were about 3 miles away when I went looking for them and found they weren't there.
That's when the shit hit the fan.
Seems I'm PMSing and I didn't realize it.
My DH and I don't really fight ... we argue but we're basically civil about it. Not today.
My ADD antics got to him today and it was bitter and angry and very UNcivil.
When we got back home, I raced to where I had my purse on the table and sure enough, there were the directions as plain as day.
I grabbed them, hugged the kids again and off I went.
At that point I was pretty emotional. I Hadn't forgotten them. I Hadn't Messed up. It was a simple ACCIDENT that could have happened to anyone.
I said, "it was an accident, it was right were my purse was. The paper fell out."
The response wasn't what I expected or appreciated and I let loose.
I did something that in 22 years of marraige I'd never done.
I screamed at my DH.
"I wasn't WRONG!!"
Needless to say, the drive was quiet after that. I won't tell you what we said to each other but profanity was never used.
I am not sharing this for you to take sides and say "Awww, Michele" .
No, I'm saying that God still works even when you are angry at yourself and you feel like shutting the world out. You can't keep HIM out.
He works when you least expect him to.
He was working overtime today.
Seems I, due to procrastination, sent in the reply late so my friend had to find a place for us to sit since the seating arrangements had already been done before my reply was received.
We ended up sitting with the BEST people we could have sat with. The people we NEEDED to sit with.
Turns out that this couple has been married for over 35 years and SHE also had ADD.
After questions and answers vollied back in forth it became crystal clear that I have the same issues as her. She has the same problems as me.
We were and are kindred spirits.
She was God send, a gift.
I almost was in tears to hear that the things I do, or in my case DON'T do are inherent in my condition and are not because of laziness, or defects per se and most certainly are not done to be contrary to my very organized and structured husband.
We ranged on topics from our house needing cleaning after our cleaning, our laundry battles, our procrastination tendencies, our forgetting meals in ovens or defrosted food in microwaves, or the fact that we both, BOTH are on the computer a lot more than our husbands are comfortable with. And BOOKS...she's worse than me. Her books have taken over half her basement! I've 10 years to catch up. LOL
The point of this is that after meeting and talking to these people, my husband felt better able to cope with me and I felt better about me.
When I'm PMSing, I am very sensitive and emotional. To say that I was on the road to a depressive episode today is an understatement. I think it's been about a year and 1/2 since I"ve been on one and Praise to God, this one got derailed by being with people who not only understood but are THERE in a way regular folk who have no dealings with ADD could ever understand.
What started out as Hellish kind of day ended up life affirming and positive.
And, I feel loved.
These past two days have been an emotional rollar coaster. Yes I had a wonderful birthday yesterday, but you also know what stressful episode snuck in to keep it interesting.
Here comes today. I was at a low point but now am on the upswing.
You never know what you're going to read when you come to visit me on my blog, do you?
Have yourself a good Sunday and remember, things ALWAYS find a way to get better - because you have someone up there who loves you.
Friday, October 05, 2007
Today is VASTLY different than last year.
This year, my boss cooked me a CHICKEN dinner at work!
I had roasted chicken, Acorn squash, new baby red potatos and CAKE!! a Lemon Cream Cake!
I had LOTS of spicy and delicious Comments on my MySpace.
My MOM sung me Happy Birthday on my answering machine.
I had wonderful outpouring of well wishes from my LASR family.
I had Awesome and cute E-Cards from my blog buddies.
AND the BEST thing that happend ot me???
A nice gentleman burned rubber and had smoke POURING from his rear wheel wells as he slammed on his brakes in order to avoid killing himself at a high rate of speed if he'd connected with the back end of my van. He swerved and did some amazing side of an embankment driving in order to miss me. What would have happened to me? I wouldn't be here typing. My kids would not have had anyone to get them off the bus. No one would have known about my catastrophe.
So see? It was A GREAT gift this stranger did for me. He controlled his out of control car enough to leave us both unharmed.
I pray to God that he doesn't make the same mistake again on that stretch of road.
The next person may not be so lucky.
Of all the gifts I could receive on my Birthday, safety is the best.
Wouldn't you say?