Wednesday, October 31, 2007


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


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
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






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.

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 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


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:
Sorry we can't be there but we send you our love.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Jokes to start off the week.

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.'

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?'
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!
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


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 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


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


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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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



Tuesday, October 09, 2007


(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

And I just learned its HAPPY THNKSGIVING to our Canadian friends so to you happy thanksgiving.



Saturday, October 06, 2007


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)




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!!!!!!