Saturday, May 31, 2008

Happy Birthday Catherine!

Have a wonderful day, my friend.
You deserve it!

PS. Love the hair in this pic!
It looks fabulous. Who's your hairdresser?

Friday, May 23, 2008

Gone Too Soon

The "why?" of some things is just too much for me to understand.

Today is a day that is forever etched in my memory.

Twelve years later, I still don't understand.

And why things like this happen.

It weighs heavy on my heart on an already dark day.

Today I am sad for both of these tragic losses.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Break Interrupted

A few posts back I spoke about how devastated a friend is over the family dog being lost. The family has worked tirelessly to find Jazzie but with no luck as of yet.
She's asked her blog friends to help spread the word. There was an online newspaper article written but it needs more public interest to be moved to the homepage. She's asked that you take a few minutes and register on the paper's site in order to vote on the article for that to happen. The more local people that are aware of the story, the better the chances that someone will contact them with info.

I registered and it takes literally about 60 seconds. Click on the newspaper's link above, then in the upper right corner is a box that says "Community Voice-Become A Member". Create a user name and password and that's about it. Then go back to Hannah and Jazzie's article and click on the word "Recommend". And you're done.

Please click over to Maryellen's blog for more information on how you can help.

Thanks for your help. Now back to my blog break.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Be Back Later

I'll still be checking in with all of you. But I need to step back from here for a bit and get my head back in the game.

The voices in there are fighting with each other again.

Friday, May 09, 2008

Ramblings, Moods & Nonsense

  • Haven't felt like blogging much. Hence the last 7 days with no posts from moi. Just feeling a little disconnected from it all. And feeling a little blah.

  • My computer monitor died a few days ago. Luckily, my brother had one he wasn't using. So that saved me from buying a new one. But I still went thru mad withdrawals for the day that I couldn't get on the computer. Just one day. Can you say intervention?

  • I'm worried about some of my friends who are having a rough time right now. You know who you are. And you know I love you.

  • I'm recovering from a nasty case of poison ivy on my forearms. I know I'm terribly allergic to it. I know I have it in my yard. I trimmed some bushes and I thought I was being careful. I swear that stuff can eat thru my clothes to attack me. I hate it.

  • Painting the living and dining rooms took 5 days. So glad I paid someone else to do it. Totally worth it. I'm almost all put back together now. Still have a few pictures to re-hang. When I'm all finished, I'll post some photos. It's spectacular.... if I do say so.

  • Can you believe Mariah Car*ey eloped with Nick Can-non after only dating for 6 weeks or something? I read that she didn't even get a pre-nup done. Holy shitakes. That may cost her dearly. Not that I'm saying it won't last. But c'mon... anyone care to take a bet on how long it takes them to get to Splitsville?

  • Speaking of celebrities... for all those AI fans out there, I think you'd agree that Jason Castr*o fell apart this week. It was way past his time to go.

  • And I like David A's singing talent but am so over his dumb aw shucks smiling all the time. It's on my last nerves. And a little creepy.

  • Gas is up to $3.79 a gallon here. It's expected to go over $4 by the summer. Which really sucks seeing how I'm taking 2 road trips in the next few months.

  • Griffey's eye seems to be all better. Thank God for that.

  • I got my $600 incentive check from the government. I love free money. It went into the adoption fund.

  • The china cabinet I special ordered back the first week of January finally got delivered. It's monstrous. I chose it by looking at a picture. I didn't see the actual piece assembled. It's big. Really big. But I love it. Pics later.

  • I got tired of having acrylic nails. Tired of the maintenance and trying to find time to go and get them filled. So I took them off. Not sure if I'll last or not without them though. My nails are really soft and damaged after wearing acrylic for the last 6 yrs or so. Feels weird.

  • My wonderful next door neighbors put their house up for sale again. I'm sad about that. I know it's selfish to hope that it doesn't sell. But I hope it doesn't sell.

  • Mother's Day is this weekend. If I psycho analyze my mood this week, it could partially be contributed to this, I suppose. My third holiday since starting my paperwork to become a mom. Still not there yet.

  • It's a rainy, gray day here today. Not helping my mood.

  • I'm off work today because I worked last Sunday. That's how the rotation works. You get the following Friday off.

  • I'll be spending the day running errands. I have an appointment to get my hair done. Then I have to work 2 hours at the 2nd job. And I'll wrap up the day at my nephew's baseball game. Although right now it looks like it may be rained out.

  • Thrilling news. I know. Contain yourselves.

Friday, May 02, 2008

Thinking Of Hannah

I'm a true believer in the power of positive thinking and prayers. So please send some out to Maryellen and Hannah as they continue to search for Jazzie. She escaped from the yard a few days ago. They're doing everything within their power to look for her but still no luck.

I can't stop thinking about them. After losing my beloved Griffey for three days last fall, I understand how devasted they feel right now. Especially Hannah. Jazzie was her dog. And when I visited them last month, I saw just how much this little girl loves her furbaby.

My heart goes out to you, Hannah. I wish I could be there to give you a big hug and to pound the pavement with you. Don't lose hope that she'll come home.

The following is from a newspaper article doctored up just a bit to remove her last name:

"Eleven-year-old Hannah saved the money she was given when she received her first Holy Communion in the second grade. This past December, the youngster invested her savings in a schnauzer she named Jazzie, and the two became fast friends. Hannah paid to take the dog to puppy school at PetSmart. She house broke the pup and until Tuesday when the dog went missing, Hannah slept with Jazzie every night."

Maybe if enough people wish and pray hard enough Jazzie will find her way home.