Friday, January 27, 2006

Changes

I just wanted to let everyone know, that the changed to my Avatar girl was done by the two kids that I babysat this night :)

Everyone let them know how well they did because I promised to let them know! :)

Another

Here's another one for all my girlfriends here :)

Woman to Woman Encouragement

Someone will always be smarter. Their house will be bigger. They will drive a better car. Their children will do better in school. And their partners will fix more things around the house. So let it go and love you and your circumstances. Think about it. The prettiest woman in the>world can have hell in her heart. And the most highly favored woman on your job may be unable to have children. The richest woman you know - she's got the car, the house, the clothes - might be heartbreakingly lonely. So, love you. Love who you are right now. Tell yourself, "I am too blessed to be stressed." Be blessed ladies and pass this on to encourage another woman. And guys...share this with the woman you love! ;)

"To the world you might be one person, but to one person you just might be the world."
This is one of those email forwards that has made the rounds a few times. I once shared it with my bestest friend, and she came up with a scenario regarding this story with people from our church...of course, I can't share that with you, but this still oughta bring a few smiles.


A minister decided to do something a little different one Sunday morning. He said "Today, in church, I am going to say a single word and you are going to help me preach. Whatever single word I say, I want you to sing whatever hymn that comes to your mind.The pastor shouted out "CROSS."Immediately the congregation started singing in unison, "THE OLD RUGGED CROSS."

The pastor hollered out "GRACE" The congregation began to sing "AMAZING GRACE, how sweet the sound."

The pastor said "POWER" The congregation sang "THERE IS POWER IN THE BLOOD."

The Pastor said "SEX" The congregation fell into total silence. Everyone was in shock. They all nervously began to look around at each other afraid to say anything.Then all of a sudden, way from in the back of the church, a little old 87 year old grandmother stood up and began to sing "PRECIOUS MEMORIES."

Gotta love those little old ladies!

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Ponderisms

This comes from an email from one of my many sisters. Some are just toooo funny!!!

PONDERISMS

1.) I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people die of natural causes.

2.) Gardening Rule: When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it. If it comes out of the ground easily, it is a valuable plant.

3.) The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement.

4.) Never take life seriously. Nobody gets out alive anyway.

5.) There are two kinds of pedestrians: the quick and the dead.

6.) Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing.

7.) Health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.

8.) The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth.

9.) Some people are like Slinkies. Not really good for anything, but you still can't help but smile when you see one tumble down the stairs.

10.) Have you noticed since everyone has a camcorder these days no one talks about seeing UFOs like they used to?

11.) Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again.

12.) All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism.

13.) In the 60's, people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world is weird and people take Prozac to make it normal.

14.) Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.

15.) How is it that one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?

16.) Why is there a light in the fridge and not in the freezer?

17.) If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a song about him?

18.) If quizzes are quizzical, what are tests?

19.) If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, then what is baby
oil made from?

20.) Do illiterate people get the full effect of Alphabet Soup?

21.) Did you ever notice that when you blow in a dog's face, he gets mad at you, but when you take him on a car ride, he sticks his head out the window?

22.) Does pushing the elevator button more than once make it arrive faster?

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Six Degrees

Daydream Believer tagged me in her game of 6 Degrees...like how anyone in Hollywood can be connected to Kevin Bacon in 6 degrees or less. Her game just says to connect you to someone famous. So, I don't know if I can do six of them, but here's what I got.


1. My youth group once made a video that ended up being viewed by Mike Farrel, the dude who played BJ Hunnicut in M*A*S*H.

2. I once went to school with a girl who's uncle had been roommates with college with Jonathan Frakes, the dude who played Commnader Riker in Star Trek:The Next Generation

3. My church hosted Jackson Senyonga before he was "famous"...he now has a church of over 300,000 or so...and he was in the third Transformation videos.

4. The woman who wrote the hymn "His Eye is on the Sparrow" was the pastors wife at the same church years and years ago.

5. My counselor once got to meet one of our President's...I forget which one though.

I can't think of a sixth. I'm not gonna tag anyone though...Y'all would kill me! :P

Maps!

I've got a Frappr map! The link is posted to the right, just below the links for my other two blogs. I'm going to add another poem sometime this afternoon...I hope...depends on how busy the library gets.

I love maps. I love to look at them, and I love to draw them. Must be the dreamer in me. :D

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Row row row your boat and the bus monitor drama!

I remember back in January 1996 when the northeast first had a blizzard, and then it immediately warmed up and we had a flood! It's looking a lot like it did back then right now. We had half a day yesteday because someone panicked at the weather report---we never got the freezing rain until after 6PM. But it has since warmed up and it's flooding out. Not bad...small stream flooding and some low field flooding. I've made a few sprays with the bus going through the little bit of water that's running over the road...which, shh, was kind of fun. The water is poring off the rocks in one of the small towns south of mine....like little water falls...right next to the solid ice cycles hanging down...very pretty actually.

Instead of griping about the idiots at church, gonna change gears and have a good laugh at Headstart. After the start of this year, we were supposed to have bus monitors start riding with us. They do come in handy in an emergency. But.....they advertised so poorly in this town that they'd only had one person apply. ONE person!!!!! There are two busses. So, no matter what, the teachers and aides are supposed to start taking turns riding starting this Friday. Uhm...we tried this before and it didn't work and Central Office got an extension. So...they're actually going to try and fight it! Like, what's Central Office going to do? Fire all six of them? LOL. I'm glad that I'm a contracted driver and that I don't actually work for Headstart directly...they'd drive me completely nuts and I've got enough to handle!

LOL!!

Monday, January 16, 2006

What an odd day

What an odd day...completely messes up my regular routine...Headstart, whom I drive bus for does not have school today, but the regular school does. A snow make up day.

So, since our library isn't open in the mornings, except for Friday's and Saturday's...I'm stepping out and am at a larger library for a few. Had a good time the other night at my nephews birthday party...well, I did get slimed with tomato sauce from the pizza from my finger tips to my elbow, but then he is only 4 years old - which would also account for why he enjoyed doing that so much!!! We watch a VeggieTales video afterwards...which I had never seen so I was the one laughing the hardest {Sumo of the Opera} I about died during the part where they were telling the story of St. Patrick and how he was sold as a slave and shipped off to Ireland "where they spoke a different language but we'll pretend that they all spoke English just like Star Trek". I loved it. My brother asked me if I was ok. Great! LOL

I was still at mom's when my other brother called. We talked for...well, I dunno how long it was, but there was a lot of laughter then too.

Yesterday was quiet, but then it was Sunday and they usually are quiet. Same old...church. Spent the afternoon by myself as my friend's inlaws were up and who wants to get in the way of that?!!?! I had to help count the money and by the time we were done, I just went home and watched a movie until it was time for the library to open. It was the first time I'd ever seen "Schindler's List" and I about cried.

So.....Since I have a few extra minutes, I'm going to catch up on my blog reading!

Y'all have a good day.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

It's somebody's birthday!

Y'all head on over to Jean-Luc's and wish him a happy birthday today!!!

Happy Birthday Jean-Luc! :)




Note: I am sooooo embarrassed. I just talked with my Mom....it's also my nephew Eric's birthday today! He's 4 years old. I had completely forgotten, even though this was the second time my Mom had to remind me this month. *blushing* Trying to see if I can't go out and join them for dinner tonight, even though it's beginning to storm.

Friday, January 13, 2006

anticipating

I am filled with a certain dread about this afternoon...finding out for sure if I've been reading certain things the right way. Well, in for a penny in for a pound.

On the bright side, I have a lunch with the headstart ladies later. And I just remembered that we're celebrating one of their birthdays, so now I have to find a b-day card for her! Thank God for the Dollar General Store and the $5 in my pocket so I can get her a nice one!

My library boss just ranted on for about half an hour about...I dunno...something about the rapture and communion and Simon Peter...I haven't got a clue half of what he was saying [I was trying to type an email!!]...he did say one thing that caught my attention so I had him repeat it so I made sure I heard him right. "obediance without love is performance and love without obediance is deception". I thought that was interesting since a lot of what has been plaguing my church is performance and such, a lack of unconditional love even. {Fluke, how did you like my reply to your last comment down below? :P }

Well, all that ranting and the boss says he's feeling better now and that he won't need me to work for him. Sheesh. How's that for gratitude?

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

A Situation

Ok. I need to think out loud here for a bit while I wait on email. I have a situation going on that could become tough.

A bit of background:
About 2 years ago, a single man started coming to my church and showed an interest in me. It lasted about a month and a half, with him giving me mixed signals all the time...since I have been praying for a husband for a while now, at the time, it seemed like my prayers were being answered despite the confusion. It all came down one night about midnight in his parking lot and I haven't talked to him since. He only stayed around for another 7-8 months, and those were very hard months. He lied to me and mislead me, often. Like it was second nature for him. It was made even more traumatic by a discovery of mine on a website shortly after he left the area.
In September 2005, I had a blind date that was far from fruitful.
My singleness and desire to be married is known to all in church, and so...

To the present:
Yes, another single man has walked into my church and is interested in me. He hasn't said anything, but he looks at me an awful lot, and a friend has confirmed that he does in fact like me and thinks that it is even the reason why he moved here. Thing is...I like someone else. A lot. And I think he likes me back. [of course, not even my bestest friend knows that] But the thing is...I fear that at least one person is expecting me to fall for this new guy just because he is single and nice and interested in me...and I also fear that she is going to try and set us up. Ok, like I'm afraid she's going to try to manipulate me into a relationship. She asked me to sit with her this past Sunday...no big deal I thought...until talking with my bestest friend yesterday and she tells me that this first woman is up to something...but she won't tell me what [which may be a good thing]. See, this guy that moved here sits with this woman as she's sort of like a mentor to him [which is really kind of freaky]. And so, maybe I'm way off base in my suspicions, hoping I am. But I can't think of any other reason. I doubt it's just because I generally sit alone. Bestest friend said it wasn't that. this other woman is also trying to like maniuplate the old prayer team and so it could be that too. But bestest friend said that whatever the reason is, it's pretty twisted. Great. Last thing I need.

Please tell me someone has some word of encouragement or advice. I mean, with all that has went on in the past few months at church, this makes me want to fly the coop even more. I'm staying right now basically because I'm stubborn.

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Also I had a thought---if any of you have ever tried to email me and never gotten a response, it might be that I've never gotten the email [if it's not in my address book, stuff has a tendancy to go into my Bulk mail which I seldom remember to check before I dump.] So, leave a note here first before you email so I can be on the lookout.

And if you ever get bored on the weekends...I've started a new site. It's in the links to the left as My Fiction Site Check it out. Also new: Heart of a Poet

Monday, January 09, 2006

A poem - Short and Sweet

Figment
by: Myself

Like a phantom you walk the corridors of my heart and mind
Your kisses steal my breath
Your touch brings a trembling
My heart longs for your presence
My ears long for the brush of your lips whispering your love
My skin longs for the caress of your hands
As a flower longs for the summer rain to wash over it
Yet when I open my eyes, you are no longer there
And I wonder if you are real, or a figment of my imagination

Friday, January 06, 2006

I am soooo bored

I am so bored. Yes, I had to repeat the title. Just had to.

It's Friday, so I don't have to drive bus and I didn't have to work at the library today. And I sit here at the computer anyway...and no one is eamailing. No one at all. Not my bestest friend...I suppose her hubby might be home, or they went somewhere. Not the dorky P&W leader who made life a pain in the arse last night at prayer meeting. I mean, there's a five foot walkway behind me, but noooo he has to walk in front of me where there's a lot less room maknig me move my seat at least once. A little thing I know, but it's the second week in a row that he's sat near me at prayer and suspiscious woman that I am, I can't help but wonder if he's doing it on purpose. The mission team leader isn't emailing. Not the Winmiester. Not even ... Oh, no wait...I just got an email from my bestest friend...ooh...have to go look. Better than sitting around playing with the Yahoo Avatar [isn't her new outfit sweet?]

Have a great weekend all! :)

Thursday, January 05, 2006

My "sexy" name

Where does Fluke find these things? {{don't answer that Fluke}}

Still....strangely enough, I can't seem to resist most of these blogthings.

Cutie Incomparably Exchanging Rapturous Affection

eventful week

Here are the events of this week:

Sunday - emotional upset over the treatment of a friend. A prayer trip and meeting for a sick pastor's wife is called off. My pastor's mother-in-law is palced in the hospital on this day.

Monday - A group of us visit "Grandma Rose" as I call her in the hospital and also visit the ill pastor's wife who is in the same hospital.

Tuesday - 2 hour delay for school. Screw the entire day up. Since it was the first day back from Christmas break, it has screwed up my entire week. Learned this night that Grandma Rose died.

Wednesday - Not only did Rose die on Tuesday, another woman from our church was hospitalized and this information was actually withheld the night before [curse pettiness]. So, homegroup being cancelled, we made another trip to the hospital this night. She is doing well, but it was a rather scary happenning. Something to do with her heart taking off and racing up above 200 while not doing anything. She's also only three years older than I am...while she's had this condition all her life and it's only being treated now, it has still rattled me a little.

Thursday - as of this publishing....nothing. Absolutely nothing! I was so tired from everything else this week, that I went back to bed in between busruns this morning [had some freaky wierd dreams but I can live with that]. Although I probably won't get a chance to catch up on all my emailing until tomorrow.

Next week has to get better. I hope! :)