Thursday, November 13, 2008


  • Thanks for the prayers for my Aunt Norma. They're very much appreciated. My cousin reads my blog and said it's given her great comfort to know that total strangers are praying for her mom. There's nothing really new to report. The doctor can't leave her open any longer than Monday. We're hopeful the swelling and other things that need to happen in her belly will happen soon so he can reattach things. Because if he can't get her put back together before he has to close on Monday then her long term quality of life will be much more complicated. So now we just wait and hope and pray.

  • I had to sit thru 8 hrs of training today. It was incredibly boring. Because it was all refresher stuff like defensive tactics, range safety, and traffic stops. I've been a cop for almost 14 yrs. I don't need to sit thru instruction on things I learned in the police academy and then practiced in the field hundreds of times. But we have to have a minimum of 8 hrs of some kind of training every year to keep our certifications. This was a last minute scramble to throw together a class for those approaching year's end who hadn't met their requirements. Yep..... now you know why I was there. Procrastination at it's finest.

  • My knee isn't much better. I had an MRI on Tuesday. Waiting on the results. May start physical therapy as soon as worker's comp approves it. My bum knee was a great excuse to sit in a chair and watch all the other guys wrestle during DT training today though. LOL!

  • The training day wasn't a total loss cuz I heard some juicy gossip. It seems my ex-husband (also a cop with my department) is getting a divorce. He was getting some weird vibes from his wife and checked into it. Found out she was stepping out on him. She agreed to try to work it out and go to marriage counseling. But then it all fell apart and now they're over. The story gave me an odd sense of deja vu. Oh yeah... it's the same exact way MY divorce happened except he was on the other side of it. Karma's a bitch, ain't it? I have not one single ounce of sympathy for him. It seems the saying "you reap what you sow" has finally come back to haunt him. Is it evil that I'm feeling a bit of pleasure from this news? Hahahaha!

  • I saw gas priced at $1.83 today. Swee-eeet!

  • I can't believe Thanksgiving is only 2 weeks away. 2008 will be over before ya know it. I need to start my Christmas shopping. I want that over. The shopping part, I mean. I'm kind of excited about Christmas this year. Which is the complete opposite of how I was feeling last year when I didn't even decorate a tree. Adoption wait depression sucks. I still wish I had my daughter home RIGHT NOW. But I've accepted the wait. So I'm okay with the holidays this year. For now, at least. Ask me again in about a month. Hopefully I won't be crying and flat on my face in a vat of Ben & Jerry's. LOL!

  • I have the most awesome surprise planned this weekend for my two oldest nephews. They're gonna be shocked and amazed. Can't tell ya yet. You'll have to wait and see. I'm so excited. It's gonna win me the coolest aunt in the world award. Again. :P


Kristy said...

I just said a prayer for your aunt and your family. I pray that God heals her , and gives your family the patience and endurance and love they need to get through this.

I can't wait to see what you are doing for your nephews!! I am ALWAYS the best aunt ever with my little peeps and ohhhh does that feel good!!!

Love an blessings,Kristy

Abby goes to Denmark! said...

I just had to giggle about the ex-husband thing. =)

Have you ever read "Drunk, Divorced, and Covered in Cat Hair"??? If not, I hiiiighly recommend it!! It's written by Laurie Perry and she also has a blog that I'm crazy about...

Just thought you'd enjoy her writing. =)

PIPO said...

Sexy gas prices..and curious about the nephew surprise.

Hope your knee is up and kickin' ready soon.

Ex = karmic retribution for sure.

Your aunt remains in my prayers.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve for you nephews!!

I would be feeling a little pleasure about the news you heard today....I always like to say, What goes around comes around!!


Mom said...

Well...I must say I certainly enjoyed the story about the ex...didn't he marry the slut he was sleeping with while he was married to you??? Well, once a slut always a slut, I say.

Michelle said...

Regarding your ex, as my friend and I read on some else's blog today
"That's a bitch-slap from Karma" Ha!

Can't wait to hear about the surprise. I wish I lived closer to my niece and nephew.

I'm jealous about the gas prices. We're still paying close to $3.00 a gallon where I live.

Your aunt has been in my prayers every night(and will continue to be).

Wendy said...

Gotta love karma!

Kayce said...

Karma! I love it! Glad the training was worth it. ;)

I'm moving to where you are...we're still at $2.76 a gallon.

Can't wait to hear about your adventures with your nephews.

Marla said...

Saying a prayer for your aunt tonight. Can't wait to see what the surprise is, I'm sure it will rock.

Love Mom's comment about the ex, LOL.

Island Girl said...

I will say a prayer tonight for you Aunt. Also for your knee and yup karma is a bitch isn't it. I have a question if you two are in the same department do you run into him a lot!! Cuz that would kind of suck! Have fun CHristmas shopping. I have been have a great time!

Stephe said...

You said it sista, Karma's a BITCH!!! Thank gosh for those little silver linings.

Get that knee back to 100% percent soon...Mia is gonna have you running all over the place!!!!

3D said...

Keep us updated on Aunt Norma...hoping for good news.

Boo on the bad knee.
Boo on the stupid training.
Yea for sitting out stupid training!
Evil cackle and BIG yea on karma being a bitch!
Yea on cheap gas!

Want Xmas to come and go...sigh

Intrigued for the surprise...have fun!

Keep smilin!

Alyson & Ford said...

Sorry you even have to deal with an "ex".
Love the gas prices; we are still seeing the 1.90's.
Christmas shopping? I making or buying homemade on Etsy!

Enjoy your weekend; hope the nephews love surprises!

Alyzabeth's Mommy for Eight Weeks!

OziMum said...

I've said it once, I'll say it again... are you sure you can't be my Auntie?!!

Payback's a b!tch, hey?!!

OziMum said...

(the last comment, was for the ex... in case you didn't work that one out!!!)

Donna said...

That is total karma about your ex...but you're right, it's hard to have much sympathy.

Can't wait to hear about your nephew surprise!

A Beautiful Mess said...

'Mom" comment cracked me up!!! LOL!

Can't wait to see what "super Auntie" did this weekend.

Debz said...

~Prayer up for your aunt.
~Hope you knee feels better soon.
~You look too young to have worked 14 years.
~As for the 8 groooooling hours of training.....ya need to learn to sleep with your eyes
~Looking forward to seeing what your surprise is.
~Your already the coolest many buddy's do they have that can say their aunt is a cop!

Got an extra spoon for that Ben & Jerry's?
29 months behind many ahead....hope things change....heck if gas prices can change drastically anything can....right?