Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Friday, January 25, 2008
I borrowed this picture from a guy at an engine show. This was also used in the olden days, plowing fields. But the reason I love this picture is because it is an Rumbly Oil Pull. And this is something I covet. Oh how I want one. If you have ever been to a steam and gasoline engine show and have heard one of these putt putt putting away you might understand why I like it so much. The other steam engines also have their own sound but I dont care for their sound like I like the Rumbley's. Maybe some day my dream of owning one of these will come true but for now I look at many pictures that I have taken or borrowed over the years.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Hey everyone I'm on my way back to recovery.
I'll make this short as I know you wont want to hear all the details.
You remember that it all started a few weeks ago with ear infection and pink eye?
Well from there I had a bad cough and sore throat which turned into strep.
And I just haven't been feeling like me.
My hair is falling out big time and a stupid nurse says its cause I pull it back, with a hair binder. Ummm yeah!
Called my doc again and she says its all the meds Ive been taking and next week we are going to see what ones I can do with out. (remember I was taking 4 now I'm up to 7 8 or 9 with meds for being sick)
So Hopefully starting today you will see more of me. Hope you enjoyed my hump day joke!
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
THINGS MOST PEOPLE DON'T KNOW ABOUT ME:
I cant swim, and I'm afraid of water:
When I was little my mom told me over and over "it only takes a teaspoon of water to drown" so I was so scared of water that I wouldn't even fill the tub to take a bath. Instead I would run the water and squat in front of the faucet and wash myself that way. I would then flip over lay in bottom of tub and put my head barely under the faucet to wet my hair and wash it hopefully with out getting water in my face. When I did I'd freak so badly that several times I gave my self terrible black and blue marks. To this day even taking a shower I try not to get my face wet and when I do I have to grab a towel and quickly dry my face so I don't get water in my mouth. Yet when I help my grandson take a shower and water gets in his face I only tell him "It's only water it won't kill you!"
I owned a Mini bike and a trail bike when I was a teen.
But I've never drove a motorcycle or really ridden on one. Where as my youngest sister has a license to drive one. I was such a tom-boy!
I can hammer and saw almost as good as any man.
but I'm scare to death of handling power tools. I've seen what can happen first hand and its not a pretty sight.
I can't stand being sick and when some one else is sick I get sick if I try to clean it up.
yet I worked as a nursing assisant for 4 years cleaning up old people.(both ends)
I graduated High school But my learning level is closer to a third grader.
I hated school, and most of the teachers passed me just to get rid of me. I was a real pain in the butt. This is one reason I'm extra hard on my grandchildren to learn all they can while in school. I learn something every day.
When I laugh to much I......
snort then if i keep laughing I wet my pants. Its embarrasing thats for sure and fortunally it's only happened at home!
I'm sure there are many more interesting things but for now I will leave you with these. Hope you learned (or maybe didnt want to but did LOL) something more about me!
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Friday, January 11, 2008
This is one of my grandsons who live with me. And yes he is very skinny as you can see. He has his shirt off because he just got his hair cut and was heading for the shower when grandma said let me take a picture of your new haircut! I wish I was as skinny as him but alas Im afraid that will not happen! lol
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
This is too true to be very funny
The next time you hear a politician use the word 'billion' in a casual manner, think about whether you want the 'politicians' spending YOUR tax money. A billion is a difficult number to comprehend,but one advertising agency did a good job of putting that figure into some perspective in one of its releases.
A. A billion seconds ago it was 1959.
B. A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.
C. A billion hours ago our ancestors were living in the Stone Age.
D. A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth on two feet.
E. A billion dollars ago was only 8 hours and 20 minutes, at the rate our government is spending it.
While this thought is still fresh in our brain, let's take a look at New Orleans It's amazing what you can learn with some simple division .
Louisiana Senator, Mary Landrieu (D), is presently asking the Congress for $250 BILLION to rebuild New Orleans. Interesting number, what does it mean?
A. Well, if you are one of 484,674 residents of New Orleans (every man, woman, child), you each get $516,528.
B. Or, if you have one of the 188,251 homes in New Orleans , your home gets $1,329,787.
C. Or, if you are a family of four, your family gets $2,066,012.
Washington, D.C .. HELLO!!! ... Are all your calculators broken??
Tax his land,
Tax his wage,
Tax his bed in which he lays.
Tax his tractor,
Tax his mule,
Teach him taxes is the rule.
Tax his cow,
Tax his goat,
Tax his pants,
Tax his coat.
Tax his ties,
Tax his shirts,
Tax his work,
Tax his dirt.
Tax his tobacco,
Tax his drink,
Tax him if he tries to think.
Tax his booze,
Tax his beers,
If he cries,Tax his tears.
Tax his bills,
Tax his gas,
Tax his notes,
Tax his cash.
Tax him good and let him knowThat after taxes, he has no dough.
If he hollers,Tax him more,
Tax him until he's good and sore.
Tax his coffin,
Tax his grave,
Tax the sod in which he lays. Put these words upon his tomb,'Taxes drove me to my doom!'
And when he's gone, We won't relax, We'll still be after the inheritance TAX!!
Tax Building Permit
Tax CDL License
Tax Corporate Income
Tax Dog License
Tax Federal Income
Tax Federal Unemployment
Tax (FUTA)Fishing License
Tax F ood License
Tax Fuel Permit
Tax Hunting License
Tax IRS Interest Charges (tax on top of tax),IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax),
Marriage License Tax,
Real Estate Tax,
Service charge taxes,
Social Security Tax,
Road Usage Tax (Truckers),
Recreational Vehicle Tax,
State Income Tax,
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA),
Telephone Federal Excise Tax,
Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax,
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Tax,
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax,
Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax,
Telephone State and Local Tax,
Telephone Usage Charge Tax,
Vehicle License Registration Tax,
Vehicle Sales Tax,
Watercraft Registration Tax,
Well Permit Tax,
Workers Compensation Tax.
STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY? Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, and our nation was the most prosperous in the world. We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids. What happened? Can you spell 'politicians!?'
And I still have to 'press 1' for English.
I hope this goes around THE USA at least 100 times!! What the heck happened?????
Sunday, January 06, 2008
Our family is very dysfunctional, long before dysfunctional families were recognised.
In fact I think we started that term. DYSFUNCTIONAL!
Dad and mom and his first wife and the first kids compared to the second kids.
We didn't understand that we were the lucky ones. We got to live with our parents both of them. Where they had to live with their mom and just "visit" their dad. How that must have felt? I know none of us knew how they really felt. But now as a grown up I know somewhat how they felt. Jealous, envious. Why should we get to be with our dad and not them. Oh they tried to live with us once. and the way I seen it it was ok. But then my sister was born with all her problems and their mom thought it was to much for my mom to handle plus her kids so she moved them back home again. Dad didn't see them every other weekend, because she moved them to Florida then to Colorado.
I heard my dad bad mouth his first wife,many many times. My mom never said anything I think my dad was saying it all. Mom never really spent any time with her so I don't think she knew her enough to call her any bad names.
My mom passed in 1996. Their mom passed in 1998. But before she died, Mr Gab and I went down to see my brother and we ended up staying with his mom. And do you know what I learned? She was a really nice lady. I asked her a few questions about my dad and she really didn't want to say anything bad about my dad. Now can you imagine this is a woman who had to put up with a lot of abuse from my own father and she didn't want to say anything bad about him? But I told her I knew all about dad and anything she told me would only confirm what I already knew. So she told me and yes that was all I already knew.
I learned then that no matter what families are family and should stick together. I've always had a strong connection to my brother and we've always been very close. My sister(older) I hardly know. Mainly because she has been in the witness protection program. I love her but I just don't know her.
And I also feel bad that My sisters and I got to be with both of our parents one being their dad. Had things been different where I had been the product of divorce like them I dont know if I could have shared my dad like they did.
I'm just sorry we didnt have both of the same parents to grow up with.