Monday, December 31, 2007

I got a surprise today

My grandson was outside when the mail came. So he got it and brought it in. He was looking at this one package in particular and kept saying grandma, who's this from? I said well give it to me so I can see. I took a look to see who it was addressed to....it was to me. Then I looked at the return address! Well, ok I know who that is but whats he sending to me? So I got the rest of the mail out of the way then I opened the package.
It is a box of chocolates! Awww Chocolates, how sweet (pun intended)!
There also was a card. I opened it and then I.............cried. Yes that's right I cried. Not unhappy tears mind you but happy,surprised tears of joy. What a special treat! Now I will not tell you here who sent them to me. But I will let you know he will read this and know that I have received them and know the affect they had on me.
And let me say right here and now thankyou! you really made my day.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

New Rules

GEORGE CARLIN'S NEW RULES FOR 2008
New Rule:
No more gift registries. You know, it used to be just for weddings. Now it's for babies and new homes and graduations from rehab. Picking out the stuff you want and having other people buy it for you isn't gift giving, it's the white people version of looting.
New Rule:
Don't eat anything that's served to you out a window unless you're a seagull. People are acting all shocked that a human finger was found in a bowl of Wendy's chili. Hey, it cost less than a dollar. What did you expect it to contain? Lobster?
New Rule:
Stop saying that teenage boys who have sex with their hot, blonde teachers are permanently damaged. I have a better description for these kids: 'Lucky bastards.'
New Rule:
If you need to shave and you still collect baseball cards, you're a dope. If you're a kid, the cards are keepsakes of your idols. If you're a grown man, they're pictures of men.
New Rule:
Ladies, leave your eyebrows alone. Here's how much men care about your eyebrows: Do you have two of them? Good, we're done.
New Rule:
There's no such thing as flavored water. There's a whole aisle of this crap at the supermarket, water, but, without that watery taste. Sorry, but flavored water is called a soft drink. You want flavored water? Pour some scotch over ice and let it melt. That's your flavored water.
New Rule:
Stop screwing with old people. Target is introducing a redesigned pill bottle that's square, with a bigger label. And the top is now the bottom. And by the time grandpa figures out how to open it, his ass will be in the morgue. Congratulations, Target, you just solved the Social Security crisis.
New Rule:
The more complicated the Starbucks order, the bigger the asshole. If you walk into a Starbucks and order a 'decaf grandee, half-soy, half-low fat, iced vanilla, double-shot, gingerbread cappuccino, extra dry, light ice, with one Sweet-n'-Low, and One NutraSweet,' ooooh, you're a huge asshole.
New Rule:
I'm not the cashier! By the time I look up from sliding my card, entering My PIN number, pressing 'Enter,' verifying the amount, deciding, no, I don't want Cash back, and pressing 'Enter' again, the kid who is supposed to be ringing me up is standing there eating my Almond Joy.
New Rule:
Just because your tattoo has Chinese characters in it doesn't make you Spiritual. It's right above the crack of your ass. And it translates to 'beef with broccoli.' The last time you did anything spiritual, you were praying to God you weren't pregnant. You're not spiritual. You're just high.
New Rule:
Competitive eating isn't a sport. It's one of the seven deadly sins. ESPN recently televised the U.S. Open of Competitive Eating, because watching those athletes at the poker table was just too damned exciting. What's next, competitive farting? Oh wait, they're already doing that. It's called 'The Howard Stern Show.'
New Rule:
I don't need a bigger mega bag of M&Ms. If I'm extra hungry for M&Ms, I'll go nuts and eat two.
New Rule:
If you're going to insist on making movies based on crappy old television shows, then you have to give everyone in the Cineplex a remote so we can see what's playing on the other screens. Let's remember the reason something was a television show in the first place is that the idea wasn't good enough to be a movie.
New Rule:
And this one is long overdue: No more bathroom attendants. After I zip up, some guy is offering me a towel and a mint like I just had sex with George Michael. I can't even tell If he's supposed to be there, or just some freak with a fetish. I don't want to be on your webcam, Dude. I just want to wash my hands.
New Rule:
When I ask how old your toddler is, I don't need to hear '27 months.' 'He's two' will do just fine. He's not a cheese. And I didn't really care in the first place.
New Rule:
If you ever hope to be a credible adult and want a job that pays better than minimum wage, then for God's sake don't pierce or tattoo every available piece of flesh. If so, then plan your future around saying, 'Do you want fries with that?'

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Sat Photo Hunt - Messy


Nothing says messy like a baby with his first bite of chocolate candy. Not only does he seems to like it but grandpa does too. But the best part of this mess is that grandpa cleaned him up. He said I helped him to make the mess I will clean it up! Awww what a sweet guy!



Friday, December 21, 2007

SAT PHOTO HUNT - LIGHT

So this week's photo hunt is Light. What better way to show you my decorations for Christmas, than to show you what has lights. This picture shows the angel which is fiber optic lights and it changes colors. Next is the snowman who can be solid lights or flashing(when pic was taken it was flashing) You can also see some buildings there that are also lit.
This is my santa out front which is lit.

Then comes the sleigh,2 deer and the North Pole sign at the end which all are lit. Unfortunally the North Pole sign seems to be missing some lights and so you really can't see it. See the white dots all over the picture? That's because it was raining when I took the photo. It has been warm all day and lots of our snow melted and now its raining. Worse part is that its suppose to freeze later which will make for very slippery conditions. So there ya have it. Hope you enjoyed my lights.



Thursday, December 20, 2007

SURPRISE

This probably should be on the Jackassery Blog but.................

So ok, here I am.....the grandma and the babysitter and I didn't even know my grandson now has 6 teeth! 4 on top and 2 on the bottom. The last time I had checked he had 2 bottom teeth and two were working their way in on top. Well today he bite me and Owww that felt like more than 4 teeth!
So I looked. And seen......more teeth. SO I told Mr Gab, and he says I know where the heck have you been? Ummm here, I think. SO I text my daughter and she's like yeah I know they have been there a few days now didn't you notice them? Ummm gee I guess not. Now I feel stupid.
No it's not because this past weekend I was sick. No it's not because it takes him to bite me. I just didn't look! And why did he bite me? I guess because I haven't been saying Oooooohhhh look teethys, let grandma see those teethys. (yeah I know teethys is not a word but go with it)

We finally got our Christmas decorations up. Tree, a few tabletop and outside ones. We didnt do as many as we usually do. I'm afraid that I have been very tearful these last few days. I can't explain it but I'm really down and blue this year. Maybe it has something to do with being broke yet again.

I did go to the Doc's this week......(did any of you catch the fact that I keep saying the wrong date?) I thought it was the 16th but alas it was more like the 18th. All he could tell me was stay on this med for another two months. So well I guess that's all.

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Feeling Better

I'm finally feeling better...thing is its making the rounds of all in our house. I personally hate when someone else is sick.....because if I gotta clean it up I then get sick myself! YUCK.
Anyways just dropped by to let you know that for today I posted on the Jackassery Blog. Look to your right see the button? Yeah, you do,so go on click it.. dont be afraid, it wont bite ya know. CLICK IT I DARE YA TOO.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Ooooohhhhh

I've been sick all weekend. Be back later to blog about anything but being sick lol

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Sat Photo Hunt- small

Photo hunt this week is Small. Well, when you see baby Lj with Mr Gab..aka grandpa he looks mighty small.


And of course, me when I was small.


And this photo makes me cry each time I see it as the day before my hair was down to my knees and then on a dare I had it cut. Boy what a mistake.














Friday, December 14, 2007

Forrest Gump goes to heaven

The day finally arrived. Forrest Gump dies and goes to Heaven.
He is at the Pearly Gates, met by St. Peter himself. However, the gates are closed, and Forrest approaches the gatekeeper.
St. Peter said, 'Well, Forrest, it is certainly good to see you. We have heard a lot about you I must tell you, though, that the place is filling up fast, and we have been administering an entrance examination for everyone. The test is short, but you have to pass it before you can get into Heaven.'
Forrest responds, 'It sure is good to be here, St. Peter, sir. But nobody ever told me about any entrance exam. I sure hope that the test ain't too hard. Life was a big enough test as it was.'
St. Peter continued, 'Yes, I know, Forrest, but the test is only three questions.
First: What two days of the week begin with the letter T?
Second: How many seconds are there in a year?
Third: What is God's first name?'
Forrest leaves to think the questions over. He returns the next day and sees St. Peter, who waves him up, and says, 'Now that you have had a chance to think the questions over, tell me your answers'
Forrest replied, 'Well, the first one -- which two days in the week begins with the letter 'T'? Shucks, that one is easy. That would be Today and Tomorrow.'
The Saint's eyes opened wide and he exclaimed, 'Forrest, that is not what I was thinking, but you do have a point, and I guess I did not specify, so I will give you credit for that answer. How about the next one?' asked St. Peter. 'How many seconds in a year?
Now that one is harder,' replied Forrest, but I thunk and thunk about that, and I guess the only answer can be twelve.' Astounded, St. Peter said, 'Twelve? Twelve? Forrest, how in Heaven's name could you come up with twelve seconds in a year?' Forrest replied, 'Shucks, there's got to be twelve: January 2nd, February 2nd, March 2nd... ' 'Hold it,' interrupts St. Peter. 'I see where you are going with this, and I see your point, though that was not quite what I had in mind....but I will have to give you credit for that one, too.
Let us go on with the third and final question. Can you tell me God's first name'? '
Sure,' Forrest replied, 'it's Andy.'
'Andy?' exclaimed an exasperated and frustrated St Peter. 'Ok, I can understand how you came up with your answers to my first two questions, but just how in the world did you come up with the name Andy as the first name of God?'
'Shucks, that was the easiest one of all,' Forrest replied. 'I learnt it from the song,
'ANDY WALKS WITH ME, ANDY TALKS WITH ME, ANDY TELLS ME I AM HIS OWN.'
St. Peter opened the Pearly Gates, and said: 'Run Forrest, run.'
Give me a sense of humor, Lord. Give me the ability to understand a clean joke, To get some humor out of life, And to pass it on to other folks Have a great week ... Blessings and Love,

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

SANTA'S LITTLE HELPER

For awhile my cousin Robin is taking a break.
So While I am already busy with my own blog, the Jackassery Blog I am now co-writing on Robinslife.
So jump on over and take a peek at what I wrote for today. I think its very good!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Short and Sweet?


Ok I've got about 5 minutes break from decorating the house for Christmas. So I thought I'd post this picture.
Now if you seen the Jackassery Blog you might recognise the boy's face.
Well now for the rest of the story:
This boy is getting a shot for preventing bird flu. Now in my opinion either they very rarely get shots or the nurse was very rough giving him the shot. Either way I think his face is priceless!( Now you know why it takes 5 nurses to hold me down for a shot) LOL
REMEMBER TO CHECK OUT THE JACKASSERY BLOG.....BUTTONS THERE ON THE RIGHT!

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Look for me

At Jackassery Blog.

Look in my side bar.......do you see it? There is a button that says Jackassery Blog. Click it and go see what I and my fellow jackassery blog friends are talking about. But do it now because it's only here until after Christmas!

Saturday, December 08, 2007

SAT PHOTO HUNT-LONG

I had a little trouble with this one. But when I finally remembered the photo of the long stemed red rose my daughter gave me for my birthday last year I figured that would do.

Friday, December 07, 2007

I LOVE MY FAMILY TRUELY I DO

I really do but sometimes they can drive me nuts.
I need answers, but do I get them? Noooooo!
I want help, but do I get it? Nooooo!
So what do I need to do to get what I want? Disown them? Well, I don't know if that would work or not but let me tell ya I'm pretty pissed! And while I'm at it I hate when someone lies to me. Ya think I was born yesterday? And OBTW don't include me when you talk to others about your problems.....mine aren't like yours and never will be.
NOW WAIT!!!!!!! I just know someone in my family will take this wrong, someone always does! But I'm sorry I'm not naming names (besides I dont think they read this...so I'm safe blowing off steam)
AND YES THATS ABOUT WHAT I'M DOING BLOWING OFF STEAM. You see that's what this blog was mainly for.... me to blow off steam, talk about my family and friends etc etc.

Do you realise that there are only 18 days until Christmas? And do you know we haven't even started to decorate yet? I was hoping to get some money ahead so that Mr Gab could drive over and get the rest of my Christmas stuff. Can you imagine? I have 7 miniture trees and enough mini decorations to decorate them all, but they are all over there. Plus more outside decorations. But that ain't happening. And speaking of money it's going to be of those shop on Christmas eve things AGAIN!
SOME YEAR I'M GONNA BE LIKE SOME OTHER PEOPLE I KNOW AND START SHOPPING IN JANUARY AND BE DONE BY CHRISTMAS!!!! LOL in your deams baby in your dreams!

Thursday, December 06, 2007

WHAT SOME OF YOU HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR.....

WELL, I'M READY TO TALK!

I went to the specialist again today. you know the one the gastric specialist, and here is what happened:

I went in and they did the scope down the throat. When he got finished looking he said.. "Well, it looks good, your healing and the hernia is shrinking". So I asked " What about having a "lapband" put in"? He replied "No, I'm sorry your not a good candidate for that, because you have had so many other surgeries and have a lot of scare tissue so I don't recommend it at all". "What I do recommend is that you stay with this diet that you've been on and the meds I gave you 6 weeks earlier and lets see what happens". Then he proceeded to tell me to join something like LAweight loss clinic or Nutra Systems but not Jenny Craig or Weight Watchers. In his opinion those two are the worse as far as helping people loose weight. Of course you understand the first two are the more expensive ones. Either way I can't afford any of the four he named. SO it's going to be all up to me. One thing that bothered me is they didn't even weigh me this time around.
All day I've been really groggy. In fact I think I might have visited some blogs today and I haven't a clue as to what I wrote or said. I have also slept off and on all day. And right now bed is looking good to me again. Just wanted to stop in and let you know the results.
My next appointment is the 16th of this month with the rheumatoid doc. Night

Saturday, December 01, 2007

ONE OF OUR FAVORITE CHRISTMAS SONGS

1. DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW IN MY RUSTY CHEVROLET DOWN THE ROAD I GO SLIDING ALL THE WAY I NEED NEW PISTON RINGS I NEED SOME NEW SNOW TIRES MY CAR IS HELD TOGETHER BY A PIECE OF CHICKEN WIRE

CHORUS: RUST AND SMOKE THE HEATER'S BROKE THE DOOR JUST BLEW AWAY I LIGHT A MATCH TO SEE THE DASH AND THEN I START TO PRAY THE FRAME IS BENT THE MUFFLER WENT THE RADIO IT'S OK OH WHAT FUN IT IS TO DRIVE THIS RUSTY CHEVROLET

2. I WENT TO THE IGA TO GET SOME CHRISTMAS CHEER I JUST PASSED UP MY LEFT FRONT TIRE AND ITS GETTING HARD TO STEER SKIDDING DOWN THE HIGHWAY RIGHT PAST THE NEGAUNEE COPS I HAD TO DRAG MY SWAMPERS TO GET THE CAR TO STOP

CHORUS:RUST AND SMOKE THE HEATER'S BROKE THE DOOR JUST BLEW AWAY I LIGHT A MATCH TO SEE THE DASH AND THEN I START TO PRAY THE FRAME IS BENT THE MUFFLER WENT THE RADIO IT'S OK OH WHAT FUN IT IS TO DRIVE THIS RUSTY CHEVROLET

3. BOUNCING THROUGH THE SNOWDRIFTS IN A BIG BLUE CLOUD OF SMOKE PEOPLE LAUGH AS I DRIVE BY I WONDER WHAT'S THE JOKE I GOT TO GET TO SHOPKO TO PICK UP THE LAYAWAY CAUSE SANTA CLAUS IS COMING SOON IN HIS BIG OLD RUSTY SLEIGH

CHORUS:RUST AND SMOKE THE HEATER'S BROKE THE DOOR JUST BLEW AWAY I LIGHT A MATCH TO SEE THE DASH AND THEN I START TO PRAY THE FRAME IS BENT THE MUFFLER WENT THE RADIO IT'S OK OH WHAT FUN IT IS TO DRIVE THIS RUSTY CHEVROLET

Friday, November 30, 2007

SAT PHOTO HUNT-RED

Well I looked for a different picture of Santa and his red suit, but the only one I could find in my photos that are still on-line was this one of a 3-D plate I have. I had thought of selling this on E-bay at one point but I really really like this plate. Thing is I gotta learn to let go of stuff because I have so much "stuff" that I like.....That its over running me! lol
But again this was more for the red suit that we all recognise as that of the man whom children have tried to stay awake for, of a man easily recognised, and who just about everyone loves.

Then if you need more red check out my photo below of me wearing a Santa cap.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

LONGINGS

As winter draws near I'm thinking more and more of summer days at the farm. As soon as school was out for the year we would pack up kids, cats, food and water and drive out to the farm. We would flush out the water tank and then fill it with the water we brought. We would open everything up to air out. Now mind you the kids got out of school in May so we could only open up for a short time as usually the weather is still cool. Then we would settle in. The next day we would go back home and fill up the water containers again pick up our mail and go shopping if needed.
But the best part was after the weather got warmer. We would set out the folding chairs and just relax. As you sit and just watch the wide open spaces, you would see a deer or two. Once a day we would drive the 20 miles back home to get our mail, take a shower if we needed & go shopping if needed.
Then back to the farm and the camper. After dinner, the kids and grandpa would go start a bon-fire while I cleaned up. Some times I would join them at the bon-fire. Other times I would just sit in my chair next to the camper and listen to the sounds of the cows mooing, pheasants calling each other, the birds & the crickets. We would hear an occasional plane, but most times you would look up in the sky and see the trail of steam but no plane.
Before sunset the deer would get braver and come close to us, so close that we were afraid to breath for fear of scaring them off. Then at night the sky would be so clear you could see a bazillion stars. Most times as the lights came on you could see as far as 50 miles away. It was fun to try to figure out what town was what in the dark by the lights. This was one way we discovered the smaller airports that we didn't realise these towns had. When the weather was too hot to be outside, during the day we would only take a small walk around the farm to see.....well nothing really we just walked. Even me although now I don't think I could.We used to have a creek on the farm. But one farmer damned his end and another farmer dried his up and farmed it. So now all I have is the memories of when I was a kid. The times that I would get a inner tube and go down and play around in the creek. The time I got bit by a snapper. I was lucky that he didn't take more outta my butt. The time my mom lost her wedding band down at the creek and the days and even months after that my parents looked for it before my dad finally bought mom a new ring.(yes we have taken a metal detector down and look for it but dad says it must have falling in the water and was washed away).
The stories I share with my grandchildren of all my summers there at the farm as a child.
They always say "I'm bored whats there to do?" To which I tell them use your imagination like I did. The I would go off on one of my childhood stories of what I did when I was there.
So now as the cold air settles in for another winter and the knowledge that5 soon there will be snow covering everything, I think more and more of those long summer days at the farm doing almost nothing. It's what gets me through the cold winter months.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

THANKSGIVING

Turkey Robot Dance
Hear me talk!
Turkey WaveI hope you all have a very wonderful Thanksgiving. Please drive safely and see you on Saturday.

Big Hug

Monday, November 19, 2007

WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

A girlfriend of mine who I have known for a long long time sent me a email asking this question:
"what would you do if you won the lottery?"
She then expalined that she was to get 20 people to answer that question, but she could only choose 10 people that she actually knew and then ten strangers. She was then to read their answers and see if out of 20 people there were common threads.

So Ok I'll answer that question here. (and I told her I would)

Well first off I guess it all depends on how much I actually won, but here's what I'd start with:

1)I would pay off all my bills.
2)I would upgrade this house(2 or maybe even 3 bathrooms added as well as a couple more bedrooms.)
3) up grade our car (only 1 I like the Durango)
4)Donate more to the church
5)Donate to 3 major charities(or causes) Starting with Amercian Cancer Society Then National Cerebral Palsy Foundation and then The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.
6) Make arraigments for grandkids and kids to have a trust fund(just so they dont have to be broke completely)
7) Then I'd like to buy a motor home to do a little traveling with Mr Gab
8) Make sure I have made some investments(gotta think of old age)
9) and last I'd like to start a motor cycle gang and buy all my blogger friends a harley and go biking dude!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Sunday

I'm not going to leave a long post. I'm basically just checking in.
Today was a long and tiring day for me. Because I babysat last night while daughter worked the hut, I went to bed a little later than I do weekdays. But last night was a little different than most Saturday nights.
You see Saturday nights is what the kids and I call movie night. That's where the boys pick out a movie to watch and after I watch a show that gets over at 10.pm, we start our movie. That way the kids get to stay up late and usually sleep in late Sunday morning. This helps my daughter as she gets home between 2 and 4 am depending if she closes or not.
But this week we had our Movie Friday night because of the party today. On Saturday morning we had a breakfast benefit for football so we had to go eat pancakes,scrambled eggs, sausage,drink orange juice and coffee. Well ok, now you know I couldn't have some of the stuff so I passed them off to grand kids. I really love sausage but I gave one to each of the oldest grandsons. Then one of them got my orange juice. I went with decaff coffee and also asked for water. I ate the eggs and one pancake then passed the other 2 off to my oldest son. Mr gab was suppose to go but he worked a overnight shift and didn't get off until 2pm so our oldest son went instead. So we had to get up fairly early to go to this. I had planned to take a nap but things didnt work out. So last night we started a movie but everyone was so tired that we just called it quits right in the middle of it. Then this morning we got up early again although I dont know why it just made the day drag longer. I did get a small nap in before the party so I was at least a little more alert.
Now we are home and I'm wrapping things up to go off to bed EARLY!!!!!
Hope you all had a great weekend. And to those of you who have to go to work tomorrow "I'm sorry"

Saturday, November 17, 2007

SAT'S PHOTO HUNT- I LOVE________

This was almost too easy. I love My Grandkids.

My Parents

My Oldest son J


My daughter T( the one driving)



My youngest son T




And Of course Mr Gab.
Hope you enjoy meeting my family.
Ps Before you get your knickers in a knot sister dear.......I had no pics of you and yours to add but that doesnt mean I love you any less, it just means I gotta get my butt out there and get some pics of you all. Love ya






































































Friday, November 16, 2007

WE MISS YOU MOM

It's been 11 years ago today that our mom has passed. I remember the day well. But lets go back a few days. Lets go back to Nov 7th 1996. My Mom's birthday.
She called me to tell me that they were admitting her into the hospital. I asked why and she said she didn't know why, but she had had a nose bleed and they were having problems stopping it. So I told her I was coming out there to the hospital. I called Mr Gab and told him and he agreed that I had better go. I told our kids and then I got into my car and drove like a maniac praying that nothing would happen to my mom before I got there.
When I arrived at the hospital and found her room I found the doctor talking to my mom and dad about the fact that mom was not going to be leaving the hospital. I walked in and they all got quiet. When the doctor left the room I went after him to ask what I had missed. He told me that he just told mom and dad that mom would not be leaving the hospital. I didn't cry, but I was angry.
I went back into the room and dad was talking about he had better go home and make some supper for himself and that he would be back the next day.
I told him ok, but I wasn't going any where I was staying with mom. He questioned it but went home by himself. That afternoon mom and I talked about what a way to spend a birthday and her first born great grandson and my sister's newest baby. My sister already had 2 boys and this pregnancy brought her a girl. With this baby mom now had 2 granddaughters instead of one, our daughter. My sister's baby had just turned 1 in August. My new grandson was just days away turning 1, Nov 10th. Then when it finally quiet down in the hospital mom and I got serious. She told me she wanted to go home. She wanted to die at home if that was her fate....dying. I told her that she should be able to do what she wanted to do that they should respect what she wants. I told her the next morning I would talk to her doctor about her going home.
About then a nurse came in and I asked her a question, how hard would it be for me to care for my mom. Well she really didn't want to say but I told her I was a NAR and was on a break because of hurting my back, but at this point in time I was doing well. She said it probably could be done. I left the room after awhile and called Mr Gab to update him and to talk over my next idea. I would stay and care for mom, no matter how long. He agreed.
The next morning though I wanted to kill the nurse. My dad had gotten there about 6am. Mom and I had talked off and on all night and I really just wanted to rest but dad is a early riser. So he was there and while I tried to catnap they talked. Then this nurse came in.......NOW mind you I being a NAR knew the ethics code "Don't talk about the patients condition in front of them"! But this nurse came into the room and right in front of my mom said to my dad and me......"Have you made funeral arraignments yet"? I looked at my mom and all the colour had drained from her face and the light that was in her eyes just seconds ago was gone.....I knew right then mom gave up her fight. I yelled at her to get the hell out and don't come back ever. Then I went to the front desk and demanded not to ever see that nurse near my mom's room again while she was there. They asked why and I told them and with in seconds we had a new nurse. When the doctor came in I asked if mom could go home. He said only with a round the clock nurse at our expense. I told him about myself being a NAR and wanted to know if I could be her nurse if they gave me some instructions. He said yes. But they wanted us to get a hospital bed before she went home. Well, saying is easier than doing. After all options had been exhausted they finally agreed to let her go home. They had contacted a home nurse to come that afternoon to teach me what I needed to know and do. It turned out I already had experience's with most of what they needed me to know so it was easy.
They got mom settled in and I got settled in in my old bedroom. About a month and a half before one of the cats mom and dad had had kittens. They were very frisky and playful. 2 were tiger grey and blacked striped and 2 were white. One of the white ones was really puffy like a cotton ball and (yes you got it) that's the one I now have. Puff. Well believe it or not puff was the runt, and the other cats picked on him. So while I was there taking care of mom during the day, at night I was saving Puff. I would pick him up off the floor away from the others and put him up atop of my head and told him to stay there he would be safe. And he was because for some reason the other kittens were either afraid to climb the bed or me. lol
So during the week at nights my sister C would come over and spend time with mom. And every day mom slipped farther and farther away.On Thursday mom started to talk with her mom and her brother both who had passed and told them to wait for her don't leave without her. That scared me.
On Friday mom was breathing extremely fast. So when the home nurse called I told her about it. She said to me. Well, it won't be much longer now, she said when they start breathing fast then its usually mean within the next 48 hours they pass. That night as I sat talking to my mom, with tears silently running down my cheeks I told mom it was ok to let go she could go and be at peace. I told her that I would rather her stay here with us all but if she needed to go then just let go and go that we would all be fine. I sat with her all night long.
At 10 minutes to 6 the next morning, when I knew my dad would be up soon I went to bed. Dad came and asked me about her breathing and I said yes she had been that way all night long and I had been up with her all night and I was going to sleep for a few hours then get back up. I told him all her meds were already given and I had changed her tubes so she would be ok until I got up again.
Seems like I just closed my eyes when dad came and woke me up to tell me he thought she was gone. I jumped up looked at the clock and seen that it was now 8 am. I ran into her room and checked and yes she was gone. The rest of the day was a nightmare.
My mom was gone. She was my mom,my friend,my confidante, my salvation when I was a wreak. I was lost. As I know my sister was.
To some of you , you know what I was feeling ,to others you have no idea either because your mom is still here or you are not very close to your mom. But to even try to tell you so that you would understand is impossible.One thing I wish you all would do, If your mom is still here on this earth call her talk to her and tell her you love her. Do it now. Because you never know when it will be her last day here on earth. do it before its too late.
I was distraught. I couldn't stop crying. Even though I knew it was coming I just cried and cried. We tried to continue on like normal. But it was very hard. We did Thanksgiving that year like nothing had happened same with Christmas. But it was difficult and soon we went our separate ways. It wasn't a choice that I like but with so many of us in our family and no ones house big enough to hold us all, we just separated. I usually try to go up the day after both holidays to spend with my dad but if weather is bad I will wait a day or two.
But one thing that doesn't change is my sister and I will talk on these special days. And I try to make one if not two items my mom made at Thanksgiving and Christmas. This is one of my ways of carrying on my mom's traditions.
Its my way of saying I love you mom and miss you very much.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

So I have been like totally busy! lol

Actually it hasn't really been me other than I'm still babysitting.
But Mr Gab has really had a busy week which of course affects me!
Yesterday he got called into work. So off he went. Then today starts out with our little Lj going off with his dad for a visit.
Then Mr Gab had a job interview. Not to sure if any thing will come of it though.......Mr Gab thinks they are looking at his age as a downfall. It's with Schwans.
Then he hasn't even come home and I get a call from his boss that they want him to work but at another store. So off he went.
That left me with just Jj who is 4.
Our oldest son had gotten up at 6am and took off looking for a job. It's kinda nice having him here but again poor kid is sleeping on the couch, and we still only have 1 bathroom! It gets hairy at times.
Oh wait I'm sure your asking but why is Mr Gab doing interviews with another company if he's already working? OK I'll tell you. Remember I said that Mr Gab did trucking locally as well as working his job at the station store? Yeah well they no longer have work and we cant live on just the station store pay. So we need a second job.
So Now it's about 6:15pm and daughter and kids are gone and I'm here by my self enjoying the peace & quiet. You know the old saying "silence is golden"? It sure is. Ahhhhhhh.
Oh dang that was just broken by youngest son and his family showing up :(
LOL oh well it was fun while it lasted.
Have a good week.

Monday, November 12, 2007

He's back!!!!!

Well our oldest son came back yesterday. He said he had some thinking to do and when he thinks he needs to clean. So he attacked my kitchen. Boy does it look spotless now. lol
When he finished I asked if he wanted to tackle the bathroom and he said ummmm NO!
He is staying with us......on a couple of conditions.
1) he stays sober.
2) no drugs of any sort.
3) find a job
4) if he feels the need to clean go ahead! (no that's not a real condition.)

We at least know where he's at, and that he's getting food to eat and not dumpster diving!
(btw.. he actually was dumpster diving)

Weds was the first time Mr Gab said he was truly scared for our son. Both of us know we can't make him change he has to do that for himself, all we can do is tough love when need be and lots and lots of prayers.
He did use the computer today to look for a job, but with no licence it will be hard to find something.

So here we are now with 8 people in our house with 1 bathroom! good grief are we nuts?

My cousin Robin has invited me on a trip to visit family this coming January. She said no cost to me just ride along, but if I had some extra to help then ok.
I said it sounds like fun and I'd love to go but I have to see where I'm at with my health.
My next Doctor's appointment with the gastric specialist is Dec 6th. So I really can't plan that far ahead until I know what's what.

But believe me I'd like to take a vacation and go visit my family.
So there ya have it another crazy day in Gab's world. Have a good week

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Sat photo hunt-thanks hun-HAPPY BIRTHDAY TJ

OK PHOTO HUNT FIRST.


Sat photo hunt this week is flexible.
This is a braclet my sister D made for me (remember she's the handicapped one) it has my name on it. It's good for the hunt because if it wasnt flexible I wouldnt be able to get it on.
SECOND THANKS HUN:
if you seen yesterdays post Mr Gab did it. awww aint he sweet! :-)
what a sweet heart. Thanks hun I loved it.
THIRD HAPPY BIRTHDAY TJ.
Today is my oldest grandson's 12th birthday.(wow a lot going on today)
So in true Gab form:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR TJ
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOOOOOOOOO YOUUUUUUUU
and many more.
He's not having his party until next week Sunday only because no one has money this week. I paid the house payment because I didnt want to be late again this month and have to pay the almost extra 100 bucks that they add on for service charge.
So there ya have it.
Oh BTW I was feeling somewhat dizzy from my meds and the doc said to just rest for a day and see if it helps. It did and I'm back(at least for now lol)

Thursday, November 08, 2007

not gab

ok all you people who visit gab, she is taking a break.
so i bugged her until she put in a password for me and signed in and now im going to do this for her.
im sure by now you can guess im not much of a computer person. i repaired them but when it comes to the software and whatnots im lost. gab has figured a lot out on her own.
anyways i tried to find some music to go with this but only came up with the words.
so close your eyes and pretend you can actually hear the music and wait for gab to come back.
(like in an elevator) this is a tribute to how i feel about gab:


i cant stop this feelin'
deep inside of me
girl you just dont realise
what you do to me

when you hold me in your arms so tight
you let me know everythings alright

iiiiiiiiiiiiii'm
hooked on a feelin
high on believein
that your in love with meeeeeeeee

lips are sweet as candy
the taste stays on my mind
girl you keep me thirsty
for another cup of wine

i got it bad for you girl
but i dont need no cure
i'll just stay a addicted
and hope i can endure

all the good love when were all alone
keep it up girl yeah you turn me on

iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii'm
hooked on a feelin
high on believein
that your in love with meeeeeeeeeeeee

all the good love
when were all alone
keep it up girl
yeah you turn me on

iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii'm
hooked on a feelin
im high on believein
that your in love with meeeeeeeeeeeeee

to all who gab reads she will read your blogs when she gets back
try not to miss her to much.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

TRIBUTE TO MY MOM

Meet my mom and dad.
Happy birthday mom I love you and miss you very much!
This post is early, mom's birthday is tomorrow the 7th of Nov. She would have been 75 years old.
She has been gone 11 years now.
You don't know how many times I have picked up the phone to start dialing and then remember that she wont be there to answer.
I could call her any time I was upset and after I blew all my frustrations out she would make a simple comment and I'd be calm again. Like for example,
Mr Gab and I finally got the car of my "dreams" well sorta. It was a car I wanted and I didn't want to settle for anything else. What was it? A Mercury Topaz. I really really wanted one. I don't know why I just did. So we had gone out to check out some. We got to this Ford dealership and drove the Topaz. Then we went in to discuss price. Well it was way out of what we could afford. So the guy say well, lets go look at the Ford Tempo it's the same car but cheaper. So we drove it. I didn't like it. I told Mr Gab ok lets go check out the other two Topaz's that were at another dealer. So we told this to the guy. And he said what can I do to get you to stay here and buy a car from me? And Mr Gab said sell us the Topaz for the price of the Tempo. The guy ran up to the main office and was gone for almost 45 mins. Mr. Gab wanted to leave and so did I but another guy said "oh don't rush off he's on his way back should be just 5 mins.
When he finally got back, he said Ok the Topaz is yours for the price of the Tempo. I was in 7th heaven!!!!
SO Ok we now have the car I wanted. And 3 months later Mr Gab and I drove out to Wisconsin for a job Mr Gab had to do. We didnt stop to eat. When we got there I read a book while he worked. When he was done we started for home. He said there is a Hardee's just ahead want something? I said sure. So we stopped and ordered. We Had just gotten back on the road and we were opening our sandwhiches when outta the ditch came a deer. We hit it. And there went my car in a flash!
But Oh wait I forgot Before we had actually got to Wisconsin we had stopped to buy a fan belt for the car.
So Ok I now no longer have my dream car. We get to a gas station(it ran that far before totally giving out.) And I'm crying and I call my mom and all I'm blubbering about is we just bought the fan belt and now my car is wreaked!
And what did my mom say? Well its better that the car is wrecked but you are alive.
Ummmmm DUH. But I wasnt thinking straight I just thought about the money we just wasted on the fan belt. Oh and not to mention that I just lost my car. The officer who came to the station took a look at where the deer had hit and said Wow I'm surprised your alive. I said why. Well where the deer's hoofs had come through the side passenger window should have hit me in the temple and killed me. I said all I remember before we hit was I covered my head with my arm and ducked.
So Mom I miss you alot. I dont know for sure if you hear me when I talk to you each day but just in case you are Happy Birthday. I love you and miss you lots.

Short Note

Our oldest son showed up today and yikes he looks sickly.


here he is as you can see by the date July 4th. His face look nice and full and he looks like he's weighing in at a good 210lbs or more.
Here he is today with his daughter Kell. Look at his face, it looks gaunt. And if he weighs 100lbs right now hes lucky. He lifted his shirt to show me something and he was all skin and bones! Now Im worried. When he walked in the door I cried. Oh yeah I'm sentamental big time after all he's my oldest and we haven't seen him since the 4th. His birthday if you remember was Oct 16th. But he wasnt here. His brother whose birthday is also the 16th was and wanted to know where his brother was. We said we didnt know and we didnt even know how to get ahold of him.
We asked our oldest today where he's living and he said under a bridge. I said its too cold now you need to be in a shelter. He mumbled something. Oh great there goes that worring again. And you know what I know he's old enough to take care of himself and he makes his own choices good or bad and I can't do anything about it but god I still worry.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Have you seen?

There are many many bloggers who do give aways on their blogs. Well, just lately I've had a few visit me and let me know the new contests etc.etc.
Well, tonight as I was reading comments, Patriot told me of the new give away on his/her page. So I went over to his site:http://americanmade1.blogspot.com/ and checked out the new give away. I went to the page and whoo-hoo I was in 7th heaven! You see it's american made stuff and it's for babies. And OMGosh I seen the cutes outfit for Lj. It's a christmas one and you better believe I just got to get me one! And I'm going to check out other stuff they have as well. Their web page is:http://www.mygoodnessduds.com/.
So go ahead check out the site. I'm just hoping we get some extra money soon so I can buy a couple of items for little man! Even though they grow very fast I know I can then pass it on to someone else,because its organic made and it's safe for all little ones!

Saturday, November 03, 2007

SAT PHOTO HUNT- CLASSIC

Here is a pic of my 1954 Packard Clipper. It's a classic. It needs some work but I love owning it. My dad used to drive nothing but Packards until he traded our last one on a Studabaker. He bought the Studabaker because it had air conditioning. We drove the Studabaker for about a year then dad parked it and went out and bought a van. That van was what I learned to drive on took my test in (passed the second time)and dated Mr gab in.
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Friday, November 02, 2007

I HATE PILLS!

Good grief you should see all my pills and their names. Heck the names alone could kill ya lol.
For my High blood pressure and heart I take: Propranolol which is generic for Inderal, & Atacand.
For the fact that I have no woman parts I take Estridial which is hormone replacement.
For my arthritis I take 3 different pills, they are: Celebrex, Prednisone, and Hydroxychloroquine. (I'm being weened off the Prednisone because it's steroids and not used for long term. And because the Hydroxycloroquine takes up to 4 months to start working)
and last but not least I take Protonix. This is for my heartburn.
Think I have enough yet? I do. For the most part I take them all in the morning. I just take the second dose of Protonix at dinner(if I remember)AND the part that bothers me the most on this Hydroxycloroquine is that the doc said that if this works I will need to have my eyes checked yearly for glaucoma! WHAT?!? I mean come on why give someone something thats gonna cause them problems?

So I really hate taking meds. I think that's why I never did any of the other bad things in life most people have tried. Ok don't get your knickers in a rile. I don't ever and I do mean ever say anything to anyone who has done or still does that stuff. I'm just saying I was chicken. That and the fact that my father used to drill it into ours heads that if we ever did do that stuff we'd be in for it from him. And if you knew my dad you just didn't want to go there. Little as he may be he was kinda terrifying to us kids. We pretty much stayed on the straight and narrow just so we didn't have to deal with him. Now that's not to say we didn't do things cause we did but what we did was more along the lines of defying him in smaller things we knew we could talk ourselves out of.

Trust me my sister and I aren't perfect, but we did follow most of the rules that dad put before us. We bent or broke simple things like coming in late, or drinking(but at home). Our mom smoked but for some reason I didn't like being around her when she was smoking so I think that turned me off from smoking. Plus I'm allergic to it.
Dad drank sometimes Bock beer mainly and he lets us try that. When I was smaller like around 4(and younger) dad used to drink the hard stuff, but I think when my sister D was born with all her problems,dad stopped. So it wasn't in our house and we weren't tempted until we were in our late teens.
Most of our neighbors were afraid of my dad so they never let their kids play with me. I had to sneak off to play with them.
So we weren't influenced by them to try stuff.
There were a few parents who didn't care cause they had their own problems so I was aloud to play with their children.
But when you see a 5'3" man storming down to your house red in the face, screaming and swearing at you and threatening you, well you just kept your kids away from that crazy family.
Then of course when Sister D was born and had problems they were like ah yes we now know why they are nuts. And of course then came the well she(me) was born first so she must be retarded too. God how I hate that word!
And of course I became defensive. My dad has a temper and I just started acting like my dad. So when people stared at my sister D I would yell at them. Sometimes I'd get right in their faces and go off. I'm not proud of what I did but to me I was defending my sister D who couldn't defend herself.
So anyways, I'm off the main subject and now that I am I really forgot what I intended this post to be about. But as you can see my life as a child was chaotic as Im sure everyones has their problems as well. I don't think anyone has had a perfect childhood where life was happy and gay ha ha. oh wait thats taking me away to the funny farm. Which by the way they should have done to me years ago.
There coming to take me away ha ha hee hee to the funny farm where life is happy and gay ha ha ho ho hee hee.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

NOVEMBER

Well I made it past Halloween.......except there is still plenty of chocolate candy left. And Yes I admit it I ate one piece. And tonight I finally opened a Pepsi to realise it didn't taste all that great. So after only 3 sips its sits here in my bedroom getting warm. So far I have managed to pretty much stay on this "you can't eat this" list of foods. And I am getting used to taking a pill at night 1/2 hour before dinner. See all my meds have always been take 1st thing in the morning after I eat. Which was great because I didn't have to worry about missing any. Once taken DONE ya know what I mean?

Well this month is a sad month for me. My mom passed 11 years ago on the 16th. Her birthday is (was) the 7th. 3 good things about this month is my oldest grandson TJ has his 12th birthday on the 10th. And then of course thanksgiving. My brothers birthday is this month also the 27th. I have been planning a post for my mom's birthday so I wont go any more into that. I will say I still miss her daily.

My decorations for this month fall short of last month and next month. But that's ok. Mr. Gab was talking about taking down Halloween decorations today but he got called for a trucking job. He did that came home slept for awhile then went to his other job which he works until 6am tomorrow. But back to his talking about taking decos down. He was laughing and saying oh now I can put up the Christmas decorations and the grandkids were like "yeah lets get busy"!
Ummm not so much. I think we will wait until our usual time of either the last week of November or the day after Thanksgiving.

So I guess that pretty much wraps it up. So Far I am doing well. OH OH WAIT.......
I want to share this with you...Maybe not

OK OK I WILL STOP YELLING AAARRRGGGHHHHH!

Ok so at the doctors office their scale said I weighed a whopping 233. My scale here at home said 245.
So today I got on our scale and it said....are you ready? it said 225! So I'm hoping that means that I am really and truly losing weight. I wish I had the money because I'd go buy a health scale like in the doctors office and see if I am for sure But I just don't have extra money right now so I gotta use this home scale and just hope its telling me the truth! So for now I'm just going to say yea I have lost some! Let's hope I'm right. Have a good Friday.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

HALLOWEEN

Here is a skull that blows fog. I will try to get a pic tonight when its actually running. sitting on my tv stand doesn't do it.
here is my "graveyard"... I have a mummy and a skelton kinda buried on the ground in front of the headstones. 1 headstone is suppose to light up and flash but one of the kids broke it.

meet "Frank" he is friendly and waves hi to all who drops by.


next we have our ghosts and our pumpkin tower. they all light up again I will see if I can capture them tonight.



Pumpkin 1 for 1 of grandkids




pumpkin 2 for 1 of grandkids





pumpkin 3 is suppose to be for me but actaully one of grandkids






pumpkin 4 for 1 of grandkids. I dont remember whose is whose because the writing has been rubbed off.
and last but not least our full bodied skelton. Hanging by our front door on the left side. All of this actually goes left to right facing the house right to left when looking out towards street. And there ya have it our Halloween decorations. Actually.......we have more but Mr Gab refused to do any more after working two 16 hour shifts at work! I really dont blame him,if I knew where the rest were I'd hang them up they are mainly lights and some window decorations. HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE! Hope you dont get to make tricks played on you tonight!







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Monday, October 29, 2007

PUMPKINS

Grandkids are going crazy with carving out their pumpkins which at a later time I will post like either tomorrow or Weds.
But I was flipping through some pages on the web and found this guy talking about using power tools to carve his pumpkins. He then talked about his web site Extreme Pumpkins
http://www.extremepumpkins.com/conwin05.html
So I visited it and as you can guess holy cow there were a lot of interesting pumpkins. My cuz Robin has one posted on her site which by the way is very cute.
So If your into pumpkins and what they can do with them go check out this page. If your not pretend you are and go look it will amaze you I promise.

(check out the pumpkin giving birth its so real like)

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Sat Photo Hunt -PINK

This first picture is of my only granddaughter who loves pink and thats just about the only color she will wear. She believes she is a princess, and I agree.
I'm including this second picture of these pink roses that my daughter gave me for mother's day. It seems I talk more about my grandsons(her boys) than I do her. So thanks again daughter for the beautiful pink roses.

Friday, October 26, 2007

HERE IT IS WHAT WE ALL HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR!

READY?

ARE YOU SURE?


OK! TWO THINGS......GOOD NEWS AND BAD NEWS WHICH DO YOU WANT FIRST?


BAD NEWS? YEAH I AGREE!

Ok bad news is that I gotta give up alot of foods. Including Chocolate,(Oh my gosh right before Halloween too how could they?) caffeine(no more pepsi for me)(or Mcdonalds iced coffee), fried foods, spicy foods, Some vegetables, some fruits, and the list goes on.

THE GOOD NEWS:
I won't need surgery.......well at least for now. He put me on stronger meds, told Mr Gab to raise our bed up by 10" and to stop eating the foods listed above. Then I'm to go back in 6 weeks and have another test done. From there he will do what ever needs to be done but he said surgery is the very last thing he will try. WHY?
Because its major surgery that could include removing a rib. The recovery time is 6 weeks! Understand that those 6 weeks are mostly in the hospital not at home. Because I hate hospitals already and really really don't want surgery I'm going with him. I will try anything else that he can give me before I do surgery. The surgery involves pulling the stomach down and wrapping it and putting it back into place. I didn't understand how or why removing a rib might be involved, but good grief lets not! So I will do what he says I will not eat or drink what I'm not suppose to eat or drink and I will take my new meds and I will follow directions for trying to lose weight as well because hunny I DONT WANT SURGERY!

So there ya have it. I have started taking the new meds aready tonight and I watched what I ate for dinner making sure that everything I put into my mouth was not on the list. I will be a good girl! I promise.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

I ADMIT IT!

I am not the smartest person in the world. I also admit that I have gone to another bloggers page read their blog and left a comment to which the owner of the blog was left scratching their head and saying"what"?
Some say: she has a screw loose. Others say: she's not playing with a full deck.
Which leads me to today's post.


This is my cat Pumpkin. See his nice white back paws?
So last night I was getting ready for bed, the light was already turned off and I was dressing by the glow of the computer. I seen pumpkin on the end of the bed and I thought he was laying on my pj's. Which this week are an over sized large white t-shirt. So I grabbed pumpkin's back paw thinking it was my pj's. See I told you I wasn't smart. Poor cat. Looked at me like I had lost it. I on the other hand said "oh that's you" and continued to look for my t-shirt while laughing hysterically.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

CONGRATS TO MY SISTER-IN LAW

Friday is the day:

That my sister-in-law is retiring from the navy. We were going to go to Fl for her retirement party but Friday is the day they scheduled me for the gastric specialist. Because I feel its more important for me to get well, we will forgo the trip to Fl.
It's an important day for her that's for sure but honestly I want to be able to eat without getting sick.
Today I went out to see my dad again. Mr gab and I stopped at McDonald's for lunch. I got a Big Mac to start with and Mr Gab got a Quarter Pounder with Cheese. Well I said I don't know why I ordered a Big Mac because I don't even like them. Mr Gab said he would trade with me. Well I got oh I'd say about 4 bites(and not big ones either) and I handed the rest over to Mr Gab and said eat it. I was already feeling sick and unable to even try to finish it.
He said I don't know why I buy you anything because you never eat it. I said yeah I know and I'm hoping that they can fix me and soon I can eat again. One thing that bothers me is that with all of this going on you'd think I'd drop 20 plus pounds when in fact I've gained 10!!!
OUCH, like I needed more weight.
I've been using my cane more and more now as my back seems to really resent me trying to walk more than 500 feet. The Doctor says back surgery will probably fix that but he still only gives me 50 50 chance. I'd like more of an 75 or higher.
So getting back to my sister-in-law:
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR RETIREMENT FROM THE NAVY.
Sorry we can't be there but we send you our love.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Jokes to start off the week.

WIFE vs HUSBAND
A couple drove down a country road for several miles, not saying a word. An earlier discussion had led to an argument and neither of them wanted to concede their position. As they passed a barnyard of mules, goats, and pigs, the husband asked sarcastically, 'Relatives of yours?' 'Yep,' the wife replied, 'in-laws.'

W O R D S
A husband read an article to his wife about how many words women use a day... 30,000 to a man's 15,000.The wife replied, 'The reason has to be because we have to repeat everything to men...The husband then turned to his wife and asked, 'What?'
CREATION
A man said to his wife one day, 'I don't know how you can be so stupid and so beautiful all at the same time.' The wife responded, 'Allow me to explain. God made me beautiful so you would be attracted to me;God made me stupid so I would be attracted to you!
WHO DOES WHAT
A man and his wife were having an argument about whoshould brew the coffee each morning.The wife said, 'You should do it, because you get up first, and then we don't have to wait as long to get our coffee.'The husband said, ' You are in charge of cooking around here and you should do it, because that is your job, and I can just wait for my coffee.'Wife replies, 'No, you should do it, and besides, it is in the Bible that the man should do the coffee.'Husband replies, 'I can't believe that, show me.'So she fetched the Bible, and opened the New Testament and showed him at the top of several pages, that it indeed says.......... 'HEBREWS'
The Silent Treatment
A man and his wife were having some problems at home and were giving each other the silent treatment. Suddenly, the man realized that the next day,he would need his wife to wake him at 5:00 AM for an early morning business flight. Not wanting to be the first to break the silence (and LOSE), he wrote on a piece of paper,'Please wake me at 5:00 AM.' He left it where he knew she would find it.The next morning, the man woke up, only to discover it was 9:00 AMand he had missed his flight. Furious, he was about to go andsee why his wife hadn't wakened him, when he noticed a piece of paper by the bed. The paper said, 'It is 5:00 AM. Wake up.'
Men are not equipped for these kinds of contests.
God may have created man before woman, but there is always a rough draft before the masterpiece.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

AWWWW

kids go back to school tomorrow! as much as I'm glad for them because they were getting bored, I'm going to miss them. They have been a big help. Oh well, its good for them and will be for me too. I get them all summer long now its time for them to learn. Mr Gab works a double shift today which goes until 6 am tomorrow. Then he gets home sleeps and gets up about 12:30pm and goes to work again on a second double shift. He then will get Tuesday through Friday off. Friday he requested off as that's my Doctors appointment with the gastric specialist.
I went to see my dad again today. I know that as he gets older that soon it wont be much longer that he will be around so I try to spend some time with him when I can. I also reminded him of my upcoming Doctor's appointment. He rambled alot about South Dakota. He misses it, but as for going back he just says no that's to far for me to travel. Then we talked about a road we used to travel to go to work each day when I used to live at home and I told him about all the changes. He said he hadn't been down that road in years and I said he wouldn't recognise the place. He said yeah progress. and we laughed. I really looked at dad today and realised that he is shrinking. He is truly what they call skin and bones. If you didn't know better you'd think he had an eating disorder. And he used to be at least 5feet 5inches tall and I swear he is like only 5feet 1inch tall. I all of a sudden seem to be taller than him. It makes me sad to know that soon both of my parents will be gone. The worst part is this just makes me right up there in the chain of life ending. Although dad is 88 and his brother is 98 and dad's mom died at 88 and so did dad's brother H. My mom has relatives who have also made it into the 80's so I'm hoping that I still have a while left. Even though mom wasn't so luck to make it that far. So there ya have it. Another day gone by. Hope you had a good one.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Technology

Technology is fun and suppose to make our lives easier. SO when my cell phone rang last night I was already for a good chat with whom ever was on the other end. I grab my phone flip it open hit a button and said hi only to get silence. So I look at it and what do I see? Nothing! It's dead dead dead. And why am I mad? Because I just charged the battery up yesterday morning. I didn't use my phone for talking much yesterday, I did however text a lot of messages. But honestly should the battery go dead that fast? NO! Not in my opinion at least.
So I apologize to my cuz (I found out today that's who called last) because I did want to talk to you. But the battery went dead and I had gone to bed early last night. Mr Gab had a trucking job to do this morning. He needed to sleep until midnight get up shower and dress then go. He took a load down to Iowa City. Something he hasn't done in awhile. So it was interesting. He went and actually made it back in time to......shower, put on his work clothes and ....go to work! He will only work the 2pm to 10pm shift today so he will be home tonight. Something the cats won't like very well...(when he works the overnight shifts they take his side of the bed and they don't like to share very well).
So there ya have it. My saturday!

Its Saturday

S.A.T.U.R.D.A.Y. When I was a kid in school Saturday was the best day of the week. it was the first day of the weekend which meant no school. In the summer time it meant dad and I got up around 4:30 am and headed to South Dakota to see grandma and uncle H. Oh how I loved my uncle H. In fact I was going through some pictures yesterday and came apond some of uncle H. OMG and I found one that was of me and my older sister L(J) and brother R. I love that pic. That was during the time none of us were called by our real names we all had nicknames. My sister was Beanie ,my brother was Butchie and I was Bitsey. In fact all of us kids had a nickname that started with a B except my baby sister C. they called her peanut. She was really small when she was born and had to stay extra days in the hospital to gain some weight before they would let her go home. Even when she weighed the desired 6 lbs to go home she still was little. In fact my dad told my mom that they should send her back because she was still so small. And when I named her, dad said her name was bigger than her.
As for the photo hunt this week I have nothing. I searched and searched but came up with nothing. SO instead I decided to ramble, to share some memories of saturday as a kid. Have a great weekend

Friday, October 19, 2007

Baby




Ok here is my last saturdays photo hunt for smelly.
A pic of our pet skunk baby.
My mom wanted a skunk for a pet and after searching the paper each weekend we got our new pet.

Skunks are somewheat like cats, they are very clean. You can train them to use a litter box. They love to eat grubs and that was one of my jobs in the summer time to go out and find grubs for baby.
Hope you enjoy the pic.

I havent been here for awhile as two things have been happening. I have caught a major cold. And the new meds are really doing a number on me. I either fall asleep alot or I get the runs. I dont mind the falling to sleep.But I hope soon my system gets used to the meds so I dont! Anyways our washer stopped working last night so we had to go get one. We looked on Craigslist and found a free one and so far it seems to work ok. (XXXXX <------fingers crossed) So thats all thats new with me. Hope your all having a good week.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOYS!

Yesterday was our oldest son's and youngest son's birthday. One turned 33 the other 29. We haven't heard from out oldest son since my birthday(July 4th)so we were not able to wish him a happy birthday. But our youngest son and his family came down and we all went out to dinner at a Chinese Buffet. I of course couldn't eat much. That appointment isn't until the 26th. But I did go to the doctors yesterday morning. I went for a follow up on the rheumatoid arthritis. He changed my medicine again. And renewed my handicapped sticker for another 3 years. I was hoping he'd just make it permanent, so that I could get it over and done with rather than renewing every 3 years. But he's still insisting that I can do back surgery. I'm just not up to that yet. Heck I'm not up to one for my hernia but I will do that if it means I wont be sick any more. (after all I'd like to be able to eat without being sick). Mr Gab too has been sick. He is a very stubborn man, even though he's sick and should be resting he still goes to work. He has to be careful though cause he can get pheumonia real easy. The last time he had it was bad and the doc said don't get it again or you'll be in the hospital. He really needs to take care of himself better. Well I gotta stop here as I can barely see. I really didnt get a good night sleep last night but I gotta get up and care for the kids. Oh Yeah which reminds me.....the kids are outta school for the rest of this week! So I will have help with the baby. and I can sneak in a nap!Mr gab is off until friday! YIPEE

Sunday, October 14, 2007

AARRGGGHHHH AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WHERE THE HECK IS MY SAT PHOTO HUNT POST?

It was all about our pet skunk baby. OMG this is really pissing me off(please excuse the language!)

Ok who ever is doing this please stop and also if you have something against me please email me and tell me rather than deleting my blog and blog entries!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

My Cuz

So my Cousin Robin has been dragging out the family pictures. I have the same ones but alas they are still waiting for me to go through and sort out. I brought them home from SD but I have been so busy that I just haven't been able to even think of sorting pics let alone breath for myself lately. And you know I'm still waiting for the 26th to come so I can go see the gastric specialist and try to see what they plan on doing so I'm not sick any more.

So let me tell you about the pictures she has put on her blog. The first one(that is of us) is Mr Gab, our oldest son when he was about oh I think 9 months old, and myself. Check out my long hair. Everyone used to think our oldest son was a girl because of his curly hair.

The second picture is all of us taken in about 1979. Mr Gab had to get glasses for the first time in years and for some reason choose the thick frame ones. I later talked him into getting wire rims. Then even later I talked him into getting contacts. He wore those for many years until he started having problems again and went back to wire rims. He would like to get laser surgery done but cost factor is holding us back right now.

Do you remember that I told you my oldest son and my youngest son was born the same day four years apart? Their birthday is coming very soon. Oldest son is the one causeing us grief with the SS and his dad's name He will be 33. He has used in the past and may be again for all we know. We actaully haven't heard from him since my birthday this year. Youngest son will be 29. Daughter is in middle is 30. I'm debating adding those pics from my cuz's blog to my own with some updated pics. Like mine ya know then and now.
So there ya have it I hope you are enjoying all the pics. Someday I too will get through some and post them.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

what a difference


THIS IS ME AT ABOUT 5 OR 6 YEARS OLD





THIS IS ME NOW.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

OMG AM I MAD!!!

(up date if you check out "Robin's" blog (link in my sidebar)You will find a picture of me when I was little.) I WILL NOT TELL YOU MY AGE THERE!


So first I get a call from Dish Network telling me that we are behind on our bill. What? Wait I haven't even gotten a bill yet. We just had it installed a month ago.
So I call Mr Gab. He says we don't get a bill in the mail I signed up for paperless bills. Go look in my email. So I look.
I text him whats user name and password? He sends them back..... they don't work.
So I call. I wont go into details but after about 45 mins talking with the lady I hang up and call Mr Gab and tell him what we owe and how much we have to pay and say I'll do it a little later.
So I try later and the Internet page tells me there are technical problems try again later. So I wait and try later. I get same message. Ok they said I can pay from my TV just go to channel 100. So I try. It says I need a code. I try what I think Mr Gab might have used. Nope didn't work. I looked for a spot to set one up couldn't find any place. So I call. I'm put on hold. Over 50 mins later I finally get someone. I tell them my problems with signing in on line and what do I find out? She gave me the wrong Account number! DAMN!
So I finally tell the guy I will pay by phone with my credit/debit card. He then tells me there is a $5.00 charge to pay by phone. I say no no no the other lady told me there is no charge when using a credit card just when you pay by check. He says ok he will wave this fee.
When I'm done there I go back on line and sure enough now that I have the correct account number I get on.
Now this probably wouldn't have bothered me so much except they said there were two accounts for our name. It seems our oldest son is up to his old tricks again. He is using his dad's name and Social Security number and has been using them again. And running up bills all over heck. PLUS Oh and here's the kicker...............
We got our homestead check and they took part of the money for one of his bills! Now wait just one minute...go after him not us. So Mr Gab has to send in a whole bunch of stuff with the hopes they will return us the money.
And Still being sick and not being able to eat and all this other crap going on I'm madder than hell!

Monday, October 08, 2007

Columbus day

HAPPY COLUMBUS DAY.
And I just learned its HAPPY THNKSGIVING to our Canadian friends so to you happy thanksgiving.
AND A LITTLE BIRDIE TOLD ME ITS MANNY'S BIRTHDAY. SO AGAIN IN TRUE GAB FASHION:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR MANNY
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOOOOOOOOOOO YOOOOOUUUUUUUU!

AND MANY MORE!

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Sunday

Changed my background to pink for Breast Cancer awareness Month of Oct.


What a busy weekend. I helped my high school girlfriend move Fri. We just got the boxes. She will have to unpack most of the boxes before we can get the larger furniture moved in. This is her first apartment so she is having a blast trying to figure out what's what! I told her if she needed shelves for crying out loud please don't buy them call me as I have so many I don't know what to do!(like the old lady in the shoe lol)
She gave me her year books to hang onto for her and I was looking at my old Jr high and Sr high pictures. I may or may not post them. (Jr high was before they started calling it Middle school)
My cuz has her blog up and running. If you would like to visit her blog hit the Robin in the side bar link.
My oh my does my blog look empty. The original Gabalot's bits was closing in to 200 posts! 200 posts! This one has oh what maybe 14? Good Grief! That's nothing compared to 200!
When I try to remember what all I wrote about I thought oh forget it, its done past over and lets move on. Talk about something new now.
So ok
Remember my middle sister D? She's the one with CP. She just had a birthday. She turned 48. This is the girl they said wouldn't live past her 5th birthday!
And my youngest sister C? (yeah the one I always refer ed to as my baby sister) She is 44. Which of course makes me........ummmmmm 50 something! lol (ok ok I'm 53)
Getting old getting old. Crabby talks alot about going through the change. I have to say been there done that! But only because of the hysterectomy. Thing is I still have the hot flashes the mood swings .
Poor Mr Gab never knows when I'm going to "go off the deep end" as he puts it.
I truely hope you all had a good weekend. Weather here has been warm (warm enough for the a/c)

SAT PHOTO HUNT


WELL EVEN THOUGH I DONT HAVE THIS BLOG LISTED IN HUNT I'M GOING TO CONTINUE TO DO THE HUNT. MAYBE A LITTLE BIRDIE WILL HELP ME WITH THE BUTTON I NEED?(hint hint)

ANY WAYS PHOTO HUNT FOR THIS SAT IS CURVY AND I THINK THIS WILL FIT THE BILL PRETTY WELL. WHAT DO YOU THINK? THIS IS GRANDSON NUMBER 2 AJ RIDING THE WATER BUMPER CARS. THERE ARE PLEANTY OF CURVES HERE.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Thursday news and wonderings

Not a lot happening here. Work work and more work for Mr Gab. I stopped in because I am a little upset today. Because I lost my main blog the one that Ive been doing for 2 plus years is gone in cyber space, I have lost links to some really important blogger friends. Some of you I can find because I remember your blog's names.( I truely wonder where it has gone) Some of you......well my memory isn't that great. So if you find your way here and I haven't been to your blog, it isnt because I dont like you any more it cause I lost my information. So please dont think that Ive stopped visiting you because I no longer like reading you thats not the case. Your just lost to me. I still can't believe that all is lost. Some of my most fond memories some of my tributes and some of my just plain being silly is gone. I wish I had backed it up or something. But alas I dont think that far ahead most times. Course with this crap I'm going through I forget easily. So dear blogger friends if you do find your way here know that I'm still thinking about you and once you've been here I can hopefully find you again if you leave a comment!

Thursday, October 04, 2007

What a shock

Well, so far my blog hasn't been found. Gremlins seem to be at work. A few of my blogger friends have tried themself to find my missing blog but not much luck. So with all that I'm going to use this as my home blog. Im going to rename it Gab. I will still talk about my grandkids here but it will be my bitchin blog also. If I can find my link to the guest book I hope you all sign it again. I dont have a Doctors appointment until the 26th of the month so I gotta suffer awhile longer. I guess thats all the news for now. Hope you all can find me here.

HEY WTF!!!!!!

WHERE IS MY OTHER BLOG? HELLO? DOES ANY ONE KNOW WHERE MY BLOG WENT? I CANT GET THE LINK TO WORK. MY GIRLFRIEND FROM HIGH SCHOOL SAYS SHE CANT FIND IT EITHER. HELPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Its really hard to be a grandma

Sometimes its really hard to be a grandma. No matter how many times you tell a grandchild that you have love in your heart for all of them and not more for one or another they still tend to think that you love them less.

My oldest grandson is feeling very left out these days. I am spending all of my free time with his two younger brothers.
I try to get the older two involved but a lot of times they think its work and are very unhappy about helping even a little.

I try to take the oldest two out just by themselves but some times things don't work the way I'd like and I have to take all 4 or if I take one or both of the older two it isn't for much time by ourselves.

I just want to make it clear to all my grandchildren that I love no one best because I love you all the same...You each are special in your own way which I tell you about often. And I tell you the same thing each time I tell you I love you

I love you from here to infinity and beyond. I love you this much and this much and I wrap my arms all around you with all of my love.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

UPDATE

Well its been a long long time since I updated this blog. I didn't mean to neglect it, But babysitting the new baby and the 4 year old and now the older two home from school for the summer I have only enough time to do one blog not two. But in all honesty all the latest news is written here................http://gabalotgal.blogspot.com/

So if your interested please check out what has been happening to me in the grandma world!

It hasn't been uneventful in the least.

I will try to come back here more often and blog about the joys and tribulations of being a grandparent.

Monday, January 01, 2007

OH THE JOYS OF BEING A GRANDMA

THERE ARE SEVERAL REASONS TO BE HAPPY WHEN YOUR A GRANDPARENT. THE JOYS THOSE LITTLE ONES CAN GIVE YOU.....AND THE HEADACHES! I AM BABYSITTING MY GRANDDAUGHTER THIS WEEK AND OH WHAT A TRIAL THIS HAS BEEN. I LOVE HER DEARLY BUT I'M AFRAID I WON'T BE BABYSITTING HER ANY MORE. THE FIRST 2 DAYS SHE WAS HERE SHE WAS LIKE A LITTLE ANGEL. THEN ON THE 3RD DAY SHE TURNED INTO A DEVIL. OH MY LORD! WHAT THE HELL.....? ANY WAYS BESIDES TEACHING HER COUSINS BAD WORDS TO THE EVER POPULAR SONG OF FARMER IN THE DELL. TO WETTING HER BED THEN SITTING ON THE COUCH WITH HER WET PANTIES AND PJ'S TO SQUEALLING LIKE A STUCK PIG WHEN SHE DOESNT GET THE TOY SHE WANTS TO PLAY WITH. AND THE KICKER TO THIS ALL? WELL SHE BROUGHT SOME TOYS WITH HER. NOW SHE HAS BEEN PLAYING WITH HER COUSIN J'S TOYS ALL WEEK..IN FACT SHE HAS BROKEN CHEWEN AND DESTROYED A LOT OF HIS NEW CHRISTMAS TOYS BUT WHEN HER COUSIN WANTED TO PLAY WITH ANY OF THE TOYS SHE BROUGHT OH NO NO NO SHE SCREAMED SHE CRIED SHE CARRIED ON LIKE SOME ONE WAS KILLING HER. I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY TIMES I CAUGHT HER WITH ONE OF J'S TOYS IN HER MOUTH AND HAD TO TELL HER NOT TO CHEW ON THEM JUST TO CATCH HER DOING IT AGAIN 3 MINS LATER TO PUTTING HER IN THE CORNER FOR THE NEW WORDS MY GRANDSON NOW KNOWS. IT'S LIKE SHE HEARS YOU BUT SHE JUST ISN'T HOME. YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN? MY NERVES ARE FRAZZLED AND MY BLOOD PRESSURE IS HIGHER THAN IT NEEDS TO BE. I WILL BE GLAD WHEN HER MOM COMES TO GET HER TOMORROW.