Wednesday, April 27, 2011

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Saturday, April 23, 2011

An Easter Tale....

A man is driving along a highway and sees a rabbit jump out across the middle of the road.

He swerves to avoid hitting it, but unfortunately the rabbit jumps right in front of the car.

The driver,
a sensitive man as well as an animal lover,
pulls over and gets out to see
what has become of the rabbit.

Much to his dismay,
the rabbit is the Easter Bunny,
he is DEAD .

The driver feels so awful
that he begins to cry.

A beautiful blonde woman driving down the highway
sees a man crying on the side of the road
and pulls over.

She steps out of the car and asks the man
what's wrong.

"I feel terrible," ! he explains,
"I accidentally hit the Easter Bunny with my car and KILLED HIM."

The blonde says,"Don't worry."

She runs to her car
and pulls out a spray can.
She walks over to the limp, dead Easter Bunny ,
bends down,
and sprays the contents onto him.

The Easter Bunny jumps up,
waves its paw at the two of them
and hops off down the road.

Ten feet away he stops,
turns around and waves again,

he hops down the road another 10 feet,
turns and waves,

hops another ten feet,
turns and waves,

and repeats this again and again and again and again,
until he hops out of sight.

The man is astonished.
He runs over to the woman and demands,

"What is in that can?

What did you spray on the Easter Bunny ?"

The woman turns the can around
so that the man can read the label.

It says..

(Are you ready for this?)

(Are you sure?)

(You know you're gonna be sorry)

(Last chance)

(OK..... here it is)

It says,

"Hair Spray:
Restores life to dead hair,
and adds permanent wave."

Happy Easter!!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

What The Hell is Happening To Me?

Pardon me a moment while I have a bit of a pity party.

This is me- out of my element. I'm having to learn everything again. Where I just a month ago was so confident, now I feel so totally useless it's terrifying. I can't cook...I'm having to learn what is available and how to substitute ingredients in dishes I've been making all my life. I've had THREE dishes turn out just like it did at was Potato soup, One was Chocolate Oatmeal Drop Cookies, and the other was Cream Cheese Pound-Cake.

Everything works differently here too....I had to re-learn how to use the washer for Christ's sake. Here they have a washer/dryer combo...ONE machine does both. The water in the shower has a separate heater- so I had to learn how to use it too.
I can't drive yet. I COULD drive on my American's good for a year here...but they drive on the LEFT side of the road- and yeah, my confidence level is coming up a bit on THAT front- I'm learning by watching and riding with Joan and Glenn, but if I go anywhere- I'm driven, or I walk or take the bus. Mostly walking. Not a bad thing, walking more. But it will be a couple more months before I try to drive anywhere.

Speaking of walking...there's another thing. At home(America), I'm a billy Bad-ass. I've had loads of training in all sorts of weapons and self defense and stuff like that, but when I go on my walks here,by myself, I take the "safe" routes. I wont go by certain bus stops and buildings. I say it's because I don't invite trouble, but in reality, I'm a scared little girl again. It's like me- 25 years ago.
I don't like being dependent on anyone-it terrifies me, but I feel myself going right back into turtle mode. Self confidence out the window- I'm starting to hide from the world again, bit by bit.

The family came over last night to see hubby's new baby niece, and I practically hid in the kitchen for a good part of the visits. Then I came out and visited for a few minutes, but when the crowd got to me- I slipped out an went for a COUPLE of walks. No one said or did anything to upset me- everyone here has been sweet as pie to me, I just was so freaked out by myself and these feelings of being out of my element I couldn't handle it.

Does that SOUND like me? No. Hell no....It doesn't. I just don't understand what has gotten into me. I don't understand it at all and I don't LIKE it a BIT. Not a Little bit. But regardless it's still happening. How can I stop it? How can I save myself from reverting into that loner who's afraid of her own shadow and has no confidence before it's too late?

I hope I figure it out soon.