Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Monday, August 22, 2011


It's the only type of cooking a "real" man will do. When a man volunteers to do such cooking, the following chain of events is put into motion.

(1) The woman goes to the store.

(2) The woman "fixes" the salad, vegetables, and dessert.

(3) The woman prepares the meat for cooking, places it on a tray along with the necessary cooking utensils, and takes it to the man, who is lounging beside the grill.

(4) The man places the meat on the grill.

(5) The woman goes inside to set the table and check the vegetables.

(6) The woman comes out to tell the man that the meat is burning.

(7) The man takes the meat off the grill and hands it to the woman.

(8) The woman prepares the plates and brings them to the table.

(9) After eating, the woman clears the table and does the dishes.

(10) The man asks the woman how she enjoyed "her night off." And, upon seeing her annoyed reaction, concludes that there's just no pleasing some women.

I want you to know, this is not typical at my house.  My hubby not only fixes the meat, he sets the table, fixes the veggies, then after we eat, he cleans off the table, putting away everything.  The only thing he hasn't figured out, is the dishes go into the dishwasher, and if it is full, it needs started. If it is full of clean dishes, it needs cleaned out.  Other than that, it is perfect.  We had a wonderful flat-iron steak yesterday.  Thank you, honey! 

Monday, August 15, 2011

Furry Logic

JANE SEABROOK is an illustrator and designer who lives in Auckland , New Zealand .  In recent years, her artwork has focused on paintings of wildlife for the Fury Logic series of books.  She shares her life with her husband, two teenage children, and a growing menagerie of assorted animals.  Following are some excerpts from her Fury Logic books.

Have a Fantastic day!

There's always a lot to be thankful for if you take time to look for it. For example, I am sitting here thinking how nice it is that wrinkles don't hurt. 

Thanks to my friend, Marie!

Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man.
                                                                    ~Rabindranath Tagore --- 

Friday, August 12, 2011

This is my story...

and I'm sticking to it!

Cyberknife, Cysts, & Cats

Well, we got back from Denver and the Dr. at the cyberknife clinic.  After 2 MRI's and a CT scan, the Dr. said I need to see a neurosurgeon, because I have an Arachnoid cyst that is on the Trigeminal Bundle of nerves.  He doesn't think the cyberknife will help, and I will probably have to have surgery.  Now, I'm not too keen with that news.  I mean, brain surgery is brain surgery.  The article says it is minimal, but, still....

We are going to wait until I talk to the neurosurgeon before any decisions are made.  We will do a lot of praying too, that we make the right one.

Let me tell you though, the MRI's were not fun. I had one at 1:15 PM and then the other one at 6:15.  The second one was a contrast with a dye injected.  2 hours in one of those machines can make one claustrophobic!  I'm glad I'm not.

I was pleased because my brother, David, came to eat lunch with us, and that was fun.  He loves my hubby!  The whole family always asks where he, the hubby, is if he's not with us.

We made it home yesterday evening, completely exhausted.  My twin sister drove us out to Denver.  How I love and appreciate her!

I'll let you know what we decide to do, when we decide!

Now a funny story:

My twin, Lana, has a cat.  This cat, who is called Katy Kat, is your typical, eccentric cat.  She hates it when my sister is gone over night.  She is always wondering if now is the time she will starve to death!

Yesterday, when we got home, the cat was so pleased to know that someone was there to open the can of food.  She was so glad, she let my sister sleep in until around 6 AM.

While my sis was sitting on her couch today, the cat kept meowing.  Finally, my sister asked her what she wanted.  She kept meowing and walked down the hall.  My sister followed her to the guest room.  The cat sat down in the middle of the room, meowed, and looked up.  My sister followed her gaze, and spied a baby mouse on top of the curtains.  She told the cat she'd knock it down, but the cat better get it.

She knocked it off the curtain rod, and the cat caught the mouse.  She took it back to the living room, and my sister told her she had to take it to the garage.  The cat went right to the garage door, and went out.  When she was done with whatever a cat does to mice, she 'knocked' on the door and came back in.

I guess cats understand 'English' too!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Next week, Wed 8/10 I will consult with a neurologist, have a MRI and a CT scan, 

and on Thurs 8/11 I will have the cyberknife treatment. I'd appreciate your 

prayers. If you are interested, please read the info at the link. Thank you!

Trigeminal neuralgia 

Thursday, August 4, 2011

 Everyone knows Amy Winehouse died after a short life of drug and alcohol abuse.

Who is Justin Allen 23, Brett Linley 29, Matthew Weikert 29, Justus Bartett 27, Dave Santos 21, Jesse Reed 26, Matthew Johnson 21, Zachary Fisher 24, Brandon King 23, Christopher Goeke 23, and Sheldon Tate 27? 

They are Marines that gave their lives this week for you.  And this Soldier killed this week by a roadside bomb in Afganistan: Sergeant Edward Koehler. 

 There is no media for them; not even a mention of their names.

I shamelessly stole it from Fuzzy's Dad!


The most useful two letter word!
Think about it.

               UP Read until the end.....you'll laugh.... This two-letter word in English has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and that word
is 'UP.'  It is listed in the
dictionary as an [adv], [prep], [adj], [n] or [v].
It's easy to understand
UP, meaning toward the sky or at the top of the list, but when we awaken in the morning, why do we wake UP?
At a meeting, why does a topic come UP? Why do
we speak UP
, and why are the
UP for
election and why is it
UP to the secretary to
write UP a
report? We call UP our friends,
brighten UP a room,
polish UP the
silver, warm UP
the leftovers and clean UP the kitchen. We
lock UP the house and
fix UP the old
At other times this little word has real special
meaning. People stir UP trouble,
line UP for
tickets, work UP
an appetite, and think UP excuses.
To be dressed is one
thing but to be dressed UP is
And this UP is confusing:  A
drain must be opened UP
because it is stopped  UP.We
UP a store in the morning but we close it UP at
night. We seem to be pretty mixed
about UP !
To be
knowledgeable about the proper uses of
UP, look UP the word UP in the dictionary.. In a desk-sized
dictionary, it takes UP
almost 1/4 of the page and can add UP to about
thirty definitions
If you are UP
to it, you might try building UP a list of the many ways UP is used. It will take UP a lot of your time, but if you don't give UP, you may
wind UP with a hundred or
When it threatens to rain, we say it is
clouding UP. When the sun comes out
we say it is clearing UP. When it rains, it
soaks UP the
earth. When it does not rain for awhile, things dry UP. One could go on & on, but I'll wrap
it UP
, for now  ........my time is UP ! Oh.....one more thing:
What is the first thing you
do in the morning & the last thing you do at

   P !

Did that one crack you UP?
Don't screw UP. Send this on to everyone you
look UP in your address book..or not..it's UP to you.

Now I'll shut UP !!!
Thanks, Josh!