Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Changing It Up....

Yeah- I got bored with the format of the blog and decided to change it up a bit. I added a "List" widget to it, mainly. Every time I talk with anyone back home- one of the most frequently asked questions is..."What ya having for Dinner?"

First of all- Dinner is called "Tea" over here altho we RARELY have tea with it- especially not what MY friends and family think of as tea(except for Jennie R- she frequently drinks a cup of tea hot).

So I decided I would add the List widget and put what's for dinner (I mean "tea") up every day for everyone.

I also added the most popular posts widget on. Altho I can't for the life of me figure out HOW they figure out which ones are "favorites". I would assume that it's the ones that have had a combination of the most comments AND the most viewed ones. But it must be something other than that because some of the "most popular"s that are up have no comments!!! Go figure.

Is there anything else y'all would like to see on a daily basis?

Acupunture- Not For The Squeamish.

OMG- I hurt my lower left back last Wednesday and finally gave in and went to the doc's today. Well, my regular doctor wasn't on duty, so I had to see his associate. Yeaaaahhhhh.....so I went in- talked with him- and he said he wanted to do acupuncture on my back. Okaaaaaayyyyy...I'm open to new ideas. So I agreed.......(I am so flipping stupid sometimes.)
I swear- he got me on the table, and started pressing on my back finding JUST the right spot... So he could torture me.
I don't LIKE needles anyway- but I can deal with them now as long as I don't have to see them sliding into the skin. Especially on me.
So it felt like he was using a high powered nail gun to stab them into my back in the most sensitive spots that were hurting like crap already. That's when I began sweating bricks. I'm not kidding- it was POURING off my face and I was crying when he finished.
Then he told me the good news.........seems it may take "several days" before the pain s-l-o-w-l-y recedes. Uh. Huh.
I got up- even more slowly than I got up on the table to begin with, and told him that procedure was designed solely for the purpose of torturing you so you COMPLETELY forgot about the original pain and I would NOT be having it again.
He laughed, no doubt thinking I was joking.
Let me assure you now I most CERTAINLY was NOT- in any way, shape, or form.
Then he proceeded to write me out three prescriptions...one for pain relief, one muscle relaxer, and finally, a sedative so I can finally get some sleep. (I haven't slept much since it happened because I can't lie on my left side- nor can I lie flat on my back- and after an hour of being on my right side, IT starts throbbing as well.) Thank GOD for small miracles. I took the pain reliever and the muscle relaxer when I got home- and they HAVE taken the edge off the pain- but it's still there. I can deal with it dulled a bit tho.
I think I'll be requesting Doc Edwards next time. Doc Jekyll wasn't exactly my "cup of tea"....but thank you anyway.

Tears Of Sorrow.....

I was sitting here waiting to go to the doctors about my back, and listening to my ipod. All of the sudden I thought of Clay and just burst into huge wracking sobs and I couldn't stop. I've been sitting here for about the past 20 minutes with my heart just breaking. I hate crying...especially those like this one....but he's my Baby Boy and he didn't deserve to die and I just miss him and my heart hurts so much. I thought I had cried all my tears away.....but I was wrong.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Christmas Dreams???? Seriously?????

I'm adjusting.
I must be, anyway, because for the past week, I've been having Christmas dreams. That usually doesn't happen when there's a lot of turmoil in my life.
My daughter has been having problems with her cable(ie internet) and so I haven't talked to her on SKYPE(or at ALL for that matter) since the weekend before Fathers Day. Now I know that may not seem like a LONG time to y'all- but to me(and I like to think to her, as well) that seems like half a lifetime. We communicated in some way or the other almost every.single.day.
Anyway, other than that- I haven't been upset or worried about anything. Thus the Christmas Dreams.
And it's WAYYYYYYYY too early for that.....well for MOST people anyway. Usually I start buying Christmas gifts around this time. That way I'm well finished by the holiday season and I can totally concentrate on decorating my home and actually ENJOYING the season because I'm not having to run around like a chicken with it's head cut off trying to find all my Christmas gifts. This year- IF I get working, I'll be looking for smallish special things to send back to everyone for Christmas. The postal rates or OMG OUT OF THIS WORLD over here. It cost me more than a pound everytime I send a LETTER!!! And I can't just stick a stamp on it like I did back home-....no- for some stupid reason I have to take it to the post-office and have them weigh every letter I send. It's ridiculous.
Anyway.......I'm starting back walking again this week...I mean a REAL walk-outside to the next town over-Earlstown....not walking on the treadmill. I'm not doing that unless I absolutely have to. I love the fresh air and sunshine(or clouds) whichever.
So.......That's all for me for today.
Have a GREAT Day Y'all!!!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

"Want To Play A Game?" (a la JOSHUA in the movie "WARGAMES".

Well, a few days ago, my darling hubby was playing a game on the computer when I sat down next to him....and for the next couple of hours I was absolutely and totally engrossed in just WATCHING. So, seeing how interested I was, he showed me how to set up my own little world so I could play too.
And so began my creating on MINECRAFT. It's very LEGGO-esque, but that's part of the beauty of it. Hubby plays with the monsters turned on so he gets to fight them when they come out at night to survive...but I have mine set to PEACEFUL so there are no monsters(per se) to fight. I'm just not that into fighting games. But I do have some things in my peaceful world that have gotten me killed. Like there are wolves(that I thought were dogs) and when I tried to feed it an egg- it attacked me and almost killed my little man. I also have managed to drown myself once by walking underwater trying to get to an island and I also fell into a underground river and was swept into a river of lava. And then somehow I managed to set myself on fire trying to mine around a lava flow(but I managed to put myself out that time) and then finally I fell into my lava pit in my castle court-yard, too. You can also die from falling off cliffs or if sand or gravel fall on top of you while mining.
The best part of this game for me- is the creating and building. You mine all sorts of rocks, and get all sorts or metals and minerals and such and can craft tools and furniture and build all sorts of houses and castles and buildings. In the more advanced stages of the game you can make things like watermills and mechanisms like that too.....needless to say, I haven't reached that level yet. But I have a HUGE cobblestone castle on a cliff with a courtyard, I have the peasant huts, a livestock area fenced off(yes- you get to craft the fences too), I have a beach house, a big log house, and several "safe" houses so if I decide to turn the monsters "ON" I have a safe place to be when it gets dark without having to build. AND there are secret dungeons you can find that hold treasure chests for you to rummage thru.
I forget what Paul called it- but it has a feature where the farther away from your spawn point you wander- the farther you can go...it sort of creates more distance you can explore....or at least that's how I interpreted what he told me. My mind works funny sometimes. ;-)
Anyway, so I've been playing this game a lot lately......Hubby's got to play a couple times. I've been trying to pace myself and not get all caught up in this one like I did Second Life tho. I don't want another game to take over my life like that and since I really do have an obsessive/addictive personality and I have to monitor it very carefully. I admit I did play non-stop for the first couple of days tho- trying to get the controls in hand so I could play without having to ask hubs how to do something for three weeks because I only played once in a while and forgot how to do all the stuff....again.
But it's a really fun game for me...I love it.....it gives me a place I can go and create- and move furniture all I want.....and if I get bored with it- I can turn on the monsters(which sound REALLY scary so if I do that- I'll be playing with the sound OFF!!!!). The only thing I would change about it if I could is I would REALLY like to have a GIRL avatar instead of a male one. And as far as I know- the avatars are only male. :-( But that's not bad for things I would change, huh?)
Oh- well, since you may be wondering what kind of monsters there are....there are Skeletons, SUPER HUGE Spiders, Creepers, and ZOMBIES!!!!!
And there's a NetherWorld you can go to if you find the right stuff to make a portal with- and man is THAT a flipping scary place!!!!!!! I haven't explored there much cause there's a LOT of fire and lava there- and with MY history with the lava.......
I mean.... I like it warm- but not THAT warm!!!!! ;-)

Friday, June 17, 2011

Thank God.

Sooooo..... The past couple of weeks have been pretty quiet. Thank God.

I have got to get a job. Still looking. I also need to start driving as soon as I get a job. Things are leveling out a bit. Hubby is recovering from his surgery nicely. Thank God.

Occasionally I do dinner- trying to get used to cooking on a gas stove again...tonight is one of those nights and I'm doing Cottage Pie- A version of Shepard's Pie but instead of lamb, I use Ground beef in brown gravy with a diced carrot and onion layered with mashed potatoes and topped with cheese. I'm also making my mama's green beans. Paul LOVES those and Joan has told me Glenn likes them too. They aren't really Joan's favorite veg- but I'm hoping I can change her mind about them by doing them the way my mama does them. It's the ONLY way I like Green beans. I don't even like Green Bean Casserole- which is an American holiday favorite. When it comes to stoves- my ideal(and I WILL have this someday) is a Gas cook-top with a double Electric oven.

Anyway- I am getting used to it over here.
Thank God.

I also have found a catalog with boots that will fit me. Thank God.

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Life Goes On.......

Well, I've been searching for a job for the past month. Getting my CV(resume) updated and brushing up on my interview skills. Nothing so far, but I'm still optimistic. Paul is able to start looking for something after Next Friday so then we'll be in it together.

What am I looking for? A job. I don't really want management anymore....been there-done that. At this point, I want a job I can go into, do my hours, and come home without bringing work with me and having to worry about someone calling out and spending the next couple hours working trying to get the shift covered. I'll work my butt off while I'm AT the job-heck, I don't even mind being "on call" if needs be- but the days of bringing work home and spending an additional 4 hours are pretty much over for me. If i'm gonna be working at home- I'll do an "at home" job so I can have the flexibility of fitting the work around my BUSY BUSY schedule. (Ha! Yeah- I'm SOOOO bogged down "Busy Being Bored" right now.)

And I definitely don't want a wait-staff job. I don't know HOW they put up with the things they deal with on a daily basis. Mind you- this coming from a person who has worked law-enforcement practically all her life. Yeah- when I go out to eat- the waitstaff get nice tips if I'm paying.

I've done Police work as well as Security work(both active field work- and the office receptionist sides). I've clerked in retail shops, worked in a fast food joint, and I (have/had) my own business in the States as a "Seasonal Marketing Specialist" during the Christmas holidays. What is THAT???? Basically, I went into homes and businesses and decorated for them for the holiday.

My "Dream Job" would be to own my own Christmas Shoppe. To sell decorations and ornaments for Christmas as well as offer the Home/Retail decorating services. Maybe Someday.....

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Quick Update....

A couple of my friends was wondering what I had been up to lately since I hadn't blogged in a few days. So.........here it is.....

........nothing new. Haven't been anywhere yet- haven't been to the doctors for anything in a week......no fusses, no fights, no neighbors doing anything nutty. It's been REALLY quiet!! We may possibly be going on that trip to Liverpool end of the month. Hope to be getting lots of pics of interesting stuff when we go there!!! I'll keep y'all "Posted"!!!! Hahahahahahahahhahaahha!!!!

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

New posts....

On my other blog. I'm cooking and didn't have time to post the videos on both blogs today....sorry yall!!

Oops!!!! My Bad.......

Actual radio conversation released by the Chief of Naval Operations,10-10-95.


#1: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the North to avoid a collision.

#2: Recommend you divert YOUR course 15 degrees to South to avoid a collision.

#1: This is the Captain of a US Navy ship. I say again, divert YOUR course.

#2: No. I say again, you divert YOUR course.


#2. This is a lighthouse. Your call.

Father's Day

OMG- I just asked Joan what was planned for Father's Day. She said they don't do anything special... Glenn's boys get him a card- sometimes a gift. No BBQ- no Party- No fishing trip....

Mother's Day for me has always meant the family gathering for church(when we was little), then a nice dinner with the entire family there- or at the very LEAST- a Card and gift- a visit to see MOM and taking her out to dinner or lunch.

Father's Day has always been a card or a gift, and a BBQ if the weather permits- or a potluck dinner of Daddy's favorite foods brought and enjoyed together if the weather didn't permit a BBQ. Family was EVERYTHING to my Daddy. Nothing pleased him more than having us with him on his special day.

I just don't understand these people!!!