Wednesday, May 31, 2006


 NurseWhat is with today? All day things have been going wrong! The hubby called me a bit ago, he's had an accident and he's on his way to hospital. Electric cutout knife slipped and he cut the top of his finger off, it's just hanging there. He's in his work van and driving himself to the hospital. Good thing I got no teeth or I'd really be biting my nails, lol.  All day everytime my cellphone rings, someone is calling on the house phone too, at the same time. So, I got 2 phones in hand up at ears talking to both parties. And it never fails that when I'm in using the potty, there goes the phone. It has gotten to the point where I take my cell and the cordless phone with me in there, lol. Pretty bad huh? I sit down to dinner, there goes the phone/phones. Now, I don't know how many times I've said this to people, but if I don't answer the phone by the fourth ring, then I'm either real busy, sleeping or eatting or in shower or not home. But noooooooooooo, they ring the phone and ring and ring. Can't they count? The other day I'm on my cell, house phone rings, then doorbell rings, my god, I need another me, lol. Do they miss my voice so much that they constantly have to call. My daughter Emma calls me about 20 times a day, and she only lives down the street. She says she does it so she can make sure I'm ok. She knows about my vision black outs and says she worries about me. Ok, I can understand that, but 20 calls a day? She tells me why don't you take a nap when Rebecca is napping, hahahaha. I told her that would be lovely, but I'd get woken up a dozen times by ringing phones and doorbells, lol. Needless to say, I'm very nervous right now. I wish I was able to walk down to the hospital, but with my breathing problem due to the radiation and hip problem, I'd never make the 7 block walk. Plus it's so hot out there.

Well, Mommom I and I did a chore this morning. We went out back and crushed all the cans. It took us about an hour. There was so many of them. Jim and Joe save their cans, and when they get alot they go cash them in. The money goes in a gas fund for when they go out on the boat. Mommom and I ordered steak sandwiches for lunch. Boy was that hard to eat with no teeth, lol. But I managedand yes I ate the whole thing, lol. I had them put vinegar and oil on my sandwich, it makes the bread softer to bite and chew. Rebecca wanted hotdogs with mustard and some sliced tomato with salt and pepper. She is such a veggie lover. And I'm glad too. I've never had a problem getting her to eat veggies or fruit. Since she's had all her dental work done she won't eat candy as much. She said the dentist told her it was'nt healthy. So now she'll ask me, if the food I gave her is healthy before she'll eat it. She asks if it has calcium in it, cause she needs calcium so her teeth will stay pretty. She is just too much at times. Her favorite snacks at night are celery and carrot sticks with a ranch dip or apple slices with peanut butter to dip them in. Or her famous cheese and crackers. And she'll only drink apple juice or SunnyD with her snacks. She's picky, lol. But I'm happy she eats the way she does. Look at me I am rambling on and on. I guess I'm just nervous and worried about my hubby. His job scares me sometimes. He carries huge windshields by himself and installs them. God forbid he ever slipped and one fell on him. You would'nt think a windshield would be so heavy, but it is. I know, I've helped him before set one in a van. Windy days really make it hard and winter snow and ice is worse. If only Ed McMahon would deliver me my 10,000,000 check, jim could retire and build computers like he wants too and is good at. He built ours. Ok, so I won't hold my breath waiting for that van and people with balloons holding that giant check made out to me, lol. I'd have my house built, and oh yea Susie, my dream house will have Gargoyles on each side of the porch also. I love Gargoyles. I'd have a gazebo also, but mine in my dream is white, wooden, with green ivy growing around the rails and tiny white lights strung up, and a complete set of white wicker furniture with multi blue cushions.

Ok, I better sign off. I guess I'm gonna try to do some work on the book I'm writing. Maybe sometime I'll tell you all about it in my journal. I am on chapter 8 now, been working on it for over a year now. Take care all, have a great day. I'll let you know about the hubby and is dangling finger, ewwwwwww.   Whoa major dizzy spell right now. Can't understand where they come from, nothing showed up in scans. Ok, it passed, whew. Maybe it's stress or the fact I'm tired, who knows.

Monday, May 29, 2006

Daddy's Home

Hubby got home around 3 oclock today from his long weekend up in the Pocono's. He said he had a nice time grrrrrrrrrrrrr, and got alot of repairs done. They did encounter one problem though. It seems mice had taken over the cabin during the winter, and well they found  a large stash of paintballs, and ummmmmmm a gallon of turpentine later the mess was cleaned up. LOL And he thought it was gonna be a breeze going up there, hahaha. They also washed everything down with bleach, then used a commercial sanitizer on the place. On sunday Jim and Joe and their buddy Brad went to a huge outdoor flea market. Jim had promised Rebecca he'd bring her home something special. Well, he found the perfect gift, a statue of 2 turtles sitting on a big rock, all blue and greens, very aquatic looking. Rebecca saw it and her eyes got so big, she jumped up and down saying daddy daddy thank you daddy. That was a great moment for him, cause he knew she loved turtles and would love that surprise. She has found the perfect spot for it too, right on the bookshelf beside her SpongeBob bed. She said it'll be safe there.

She spent hours with her daddy tonight. They went downstairs to Joe's and had dinner. Joe cooked ribs and chicken on the grill. I stayed upstairs, wow I got some time to myself. I even took about an hour nap. Can you believe it? I did'nt go downstairs, cause I was so tired and it was so hot, and today the big red monster came finally, so I was crampy and cranky too. I would not of been good company at all. Jim came upstairs with Rebecca and a dish of dinner for me that Mommom I fixed. She's such a thoughtful sweetheart. Jim looked at me and said, ummmm hun if you want I'll get the airconditioner out of the closet and put it in livingroom window for you. Well, one look at my expression and he was installing the thing. YIPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!! I love that man. As tired as he was, he took the time to do that before he went to bed.

Well, I just watched a young man's documentary about his father on HBO called An Unknown Soldier. It was sad in part. This young man is so proud of his father. And making the movie about him gave him a sort of closure I think. When his mother was pregnant with him, his father was sent to Vietnam, and was killed. He never knew he had a son and the son never knew his father, until now. He met marine buddies, college room mates who all had photo's and lots of memories they shared with him. I just thank the dear lord, my hubby was'nt killed during that era, otherwise I'd of never met him and have the family I do now. I am truely blessed. At the end of this young man's documentary about his father they played a song, that I had'nt heard in year's. It's a church hymm called "I Saw The Light". I remember as a child I'd sing that song, not just in sunday school or church, but I'd sing it at home too. It just made me feel good to sing it. Well, I guess I've rambled on long enough, so I'll go now. Have a great night everyone, and sweet dreams. ((((((((HUGS))))))))

NO She Did'nt....................

 CaffeineIt's only a few minutes after 8:am and already I am stressed out. I woke up at 6:30, thinking, ok I can go on computer check email and journal alerts, watch my Walker, Texas Ranger before Rebecca gets up. Well, I got a drink, something cold before I make coffee. Sat down at computer and before I could even turn on television and turn on computer, in the livingroom this 4yr old walks, saying I want cartoons. The nerve!!!!!!!!!!!! Well, no cartoons were turned on and to top it off my Walker, Texas Ranger was'nt on either. There's a marathon of Law and Order. So, I watch that instead. I turn around cause livingroom got quiet and Rebecca is gone. I figured ok, she went back to bed so she can pout about not having cartoons on. Few minutes later she walks in livingroom saying, Mommy I did chores. I asked her what she did. She say's I mopped the bathroom and kitchen. YIKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I looked at her, and right away she says sorry if I made a mess. I got up slowly went to check out these so called chores. OK, I had to mop, again and again and again. So, now I have the cleanest floors on the block, and at 7 in the morning, grrrrrrrrrrrrr. I have not yet had my coffee, cause I'm afraid I'll throw the pot across the room, gulp!!!!!!!!!!! Stressed, YEP I sure am. After mopping the floors after her so called chores, I was so mad I made the beds. It's something I do when I'm mad, instead of flipping out on someone, I clean and burn off the frustration. Hubby knows if I'm cleaning and talking to myself, not to bother me unless I tell him he can speak. Speaking of him, he'll be home today from his trip to the POCONO"S. If he walks in this door smiling, he's a deadman. With the stress I've had over the past week, I'm in no mood to see his face, let alone a smile. The sucker left friday night without telling me GoodBye. He forgot he said, yea ok, maybe I'll forget to cook dinner for a week, fix him right up in his forgetfulness, heehee I've done it before. I will be glad when he gets home today. This child can bother him for a while. She has just asked me to go into the kitchen and make her a fried egg sandwich. Me Cook????????? After the morning I've had so far, yea right!!!!!!!!!! It'll be a bowl of cereal and toast. And I still have'nt had any coffee yet, which I will make a pot of after I fix her majesty her breakfast, lol. Well, as you can see my day has really started off with a BANG!!!!!! Club I'll get a break come thursday, when I'm at the dentists office sitting in that awfully uncomfortable chair having my teeth ripped out, lol. (It's the only time I'm kid free)

Well, I wonder what the rest of my day is gonna be like? Gonna be 89 degree's outside today, and where's my airconditioner? In the closet, grrrrrrrrrrr. I will not be a happy camper today. LOL, But maybe my family will run and hide from me if I'm not. Wish me luck on that, heehee. At least right now Rebecca has'nt trashed my livingroom. It usually looks like a tornado went through it by this time. Well, let me go and fix her royal majesty something to eat, and make a pot of jet fuel for myself. I know I'm gonna need it today. Be safe all, enjoy this day, and keep that potato salad chilled and out of the sun. LOL (((Hugs)))

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Busy Day and Exhausted

 Bath TubThe day was a busy one. Daniel was picked up at noon. Whew, thank goodness. I love my grandson dearly, but the lil man wears out his mommom, lol. Don't you know right before he was picked up, the little stinker fell asleep. That, "I was a good boy act" ain't working for me lol. My daughter had called earlier and said, Mom, are you too tired to keep him for the day, so we don't have to take him to the block party? My answer...........Hell yea I'm tired, lol. So, she says let me finish this cup of coffee and I'll be right there, yea right, 2 hours later, grrrrrrrrrr. But anyways, I enjoyed spending time with Daniel. Our kids and grandkids grow up so fast, it's sad to miss any of their childhood. After Daniel and his parents left, Rebecca and I got ready and went downstairs to get Mommom I. The 3 of us went to KMart. Mommom I bought herself 2 cute blouses. I went there to get that tupperware container for Rebecca to keep her toys in, welllllllllllllllllllllllllll, 90.00 later, lol. I got the container, 2 blouses and a pair of shorts for myself, potato chips, case of toilet tissue, zip lock storage bags, and styrofoam coffee cups with lids. They'll be great for hubby to take with him when he leaves for work. Oh and I bought a 5x7 area rug for my livingroom. When we left KMart, we then went to Wendy's for lunch. Mommom I had to eat something cause she's diabetic. She had fries and a diet coke. We wanted chocolate frosty's. It's almost 90 degree's outside and they were out of the frosty's. Rebecca did'nt take that news very well. We had our lunch and came home. So, we had to sit out on the enclosed porch and wait for the Mr. Softee icecream truck. One hour later, he finally came. I bought the 3 of us an icecream cone. Rebecca was happy. It is now 8:12pm, and guess who's going to bed real soon? Rebecca is!!!!!!!!!! I am gonna run a tub and soak this sore body in it. And later watch my Soprano's on HBO. Then Big Love. That show is so corny, but I like it. Well, I'm off to relax for the rest of the evening. And I'm gonna shut down computer so I'm not tempted, lol. Mommom needs to relax now. Good Night all, sweet dreams and don't eat too many burgers and dogs tomorrow. And if ya do, I take my dog with mustard and relish please, lol. GodBless 


Diaper's, Bottles and Baby Cries

 SleepingWell, I for one am sure glad last night is over. I am exhausted!!! Daniel went to sleep around 10:30pm finally last night. I thought ok, he went to bed a little later than usual, maybe he'll sleep through the night and Mommom can get some sleep. Yea right, not this baby. He got up at 2:am. I changed his diaper, made him a bottle of warm milk and rocked him until he fell asleep again. Whew, maybe now I can get some sleep right? Wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Don't you know this child woke up again at 4:20am. Another diaper change, another bottle, and 45 minutes later he fell asleep again. I climb back into the bed, fall asleep again, and at 7:15 he's wide awake. I got up, made a pot of coffee, fixed him a warm bottle, changed his diaper and put him in his walker. Awhole pot of coffee later and I'm still tired. Is today over with yet? Bedtime for me will be early tonight, I can say that for sure. Right now this little 1yr old stinker has my hairbrush, and is going around in his walker hitting everything he can reach with the brush, and he's laughing about it. His Mommy and Daddy have a birthday/block party to go to today. All I know is they better have plans on picking this child up and taking him with them. LOL. I can't even leave the room to use potty or get dressed, cause Daniel screams. Is he spoiled? He sure is, lol. I have come to the conclusion that this little stinker knows he can work Mommom, lol. Those big brown eyes of his, and brown very curly hair get him anything he wants. Right now he's trying to use the hairbrush to reach the mouse to the computer, looking up at me smiling saying this this this. It's his favorite word, lol. I fed him already this morning, big bowl of his baby cereal, and a jar of applesauce with plums. In about 15 minutes it'll be diaper change, warm bottle and he'll lay down for a mid morning nap. Maybe then I can get dressed, and have some breakfast myself. Oh, well guess I will go now. Gonna try to put this little man down for a nap. Watch him go right to sleep, now that I am awake, lol. Have a great day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Saturday, May 27, 2006

In remembrance of.......

 Memorial Day Salute Memorial Day Salute Navy Army Marines POW 

Memorial Day weekend is here, which now means summer will soon be arriving. But this day is just not to celebrate with swimming and backyard BBQ's, it is for remembering those who served in wars such as WW1, WW2, Korean War, Vietnam War, and also for those who are overseas right now. It's for remembering our fallen hero's, those who died, those who were injured, those who were captured and imprisoned in a POW camps. To all these men and women I sallute you, and I thank you.

Memorial Day and Veteran's day are very special to me. My father was a Korean War Veteran, who served in the navy. My father in law is a Korean War Veteran, who served in the Marines. And I am proud to say my hubby is a Vietnam War veteran, who served in the Navy. My hubby has told me stories of how protestors would spit at the military men and women, calling them  names. Well, in my opinion those who did so were cowards. Where were they during the Vietnam War? They sure were'nt fighting for the country that they claimed to love so much, instead they were putting those down who believed in our country, who cared. I for one am a proud american, proud for having men and women with the courage to fight for this country, fight for us, fight for our freedom. God Bless them ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Have a safe and happy Memorial Day Holiday!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Well, I tried to put in a pic of the girls, but it did'nt do what I wanted it too, soooooooo maybe I better go get a book Journal's for Dummies lol. Sorry all.

In Memory of

Norman Carl Smith  May 25,1937 to Sept 4,2005

Happy Birthday Father, It is a somber day

No phone call will I make, Up in heaven you now lay

Happy Birthday Father, words you'll hear no more

Since the day you left me, and walked through heavens door

Happy Birthday Father, I think of you today

No card can I send, cause God took you away

Happy Birthday Father, I miss you very much

Up in heaven you now live, God's arms you now touch.

I wrote this for my father who would of celebrated his birthday this month. It's late in posting, but I wanted to add a picture with it, but right now I am feeling duhhhhhhh, or I'm just not awake yet, lol.


Friday, May 26, 2006

Something to Share

A burglar broke into a house one night. He shined his flashlight around looking for valuables, and when he picked up a CD player to place in his sack, a strange, disembodied voice echoed from the dark saying, "Jesus is watching you." He nearly jumped out of his skin, clicked his flashlight out, and froze.
     When he heard nothing more after a bit, he shook his head, promised himself a vacation after the next big score, then clicked the light on and began searching for more valuables. Just as he pulled the stereo out so he could disconnect the wires, clear as a bell he heard, "Jesus is watching you."
     Freaked out, he shone his light around frantically, looking for the source of the voice. Finally, in the corner of the room, his flashlight beam came to rest on a parrot.
     "Did you say that?" He hissed at the parrot. "Yep," the parrot confessed, then squawked, "I'm just trying to warn you" The burglar relaxed. "Warn me, huh? Who in the world are you?" "Moses," replied the bird. "Moses?" the burglar laughed. "What kind of people would name a bird Moses?"
"The kind of people that would name a Rottweiler Jesus.
A friend of mine sent this joke to me. I thought it was so funny I had to share it with you all. This morning I slept until 8:20, wow I never do that. I guess it was because the relief of knowing I'm still in remission. What a great day today is, lol. I over slept, hubby must of gone to store this morning before work and got my pepsi, cause there's 2 cases of it here next to the computer, lol. He knows I'll go through withdrawls without my pepsi. I guess you can say I'm a pepsiholic, lol. I actually shake if I don't have a pepsi. Weird huh? But at least there's no alcohol in it, I can't drink anything with alcohol in it. I am allergic to it. I've never heard of someone being allergic to alcohol, until a doctor told me I was.
Well, my sister received her tea set. She posted it on her journal. I am so happy she liked it. I can't believe one of those quarter machines had those in it. I was so surprised to see it. I do my laundry at a place called Spin Cycle. I have my own washer and dryer but it's in storage cause there's no hookups in my apartment for it. So, my little one said mommy bring me a surprise from the machine. She stayed home with her daddy. Well, when clothes were in the washer, I started looking at the machines, got her some jewelry, and toy animals, then I saw the strawberry shortcake machine. First thing that popped in my head was, Susie would love this, so I got out the quarters and started getting the dishes, one by one, lol. Good thing I stopped when I did, cause I had 4 quarters left just enough to dry the laundry, lol. But I was lucky to get the set with the quarters I had. It made me so happy to find that machine and get those for my sister. After all she's going through, and was put through recently, she deserved a little happiness. I wish I could of seen the look on her face when she got the package and opened it. I bet it would of been a kodak moment for sure, lol. I love you Sis!!!!!!!!!!
Well, I'm gonna go, and get my day started. Take care everyone, and have an awesome day. Muahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, May 25, 2006


 The results are in and................. NO CANCER WAS FOUND!!!!!! I am so very happy. What a relief it was to hear that news. I always get so scared when waiting for results of my tests. I called my daughter Emma and told her. She was so happy, she said my mommy is all better, yeaaaaaaaaa. I love that girl. My doctor said keep doing what I'm doing, which is taking it one day at a time, eatting healthy, take my vitamins, walk when I feel up to it, which I did this morning, I took a 2 block walk with Rebecca and Mommom I. And he'll see me on July 24th. Your suppose to cry when you get bad news, but silly me, I cried hearing the good news, lol. Thank you everyone for your warm thought's and caring words, and your prayer's. I am so glad I have you all as my JLand friends/family. It means alot to me knowing you all care about lil ol' me. So here's a big hug for you all (((((((((((((((((((friends))))))))))))))))))). So if you'll excuse me for a second, I'm gonna stand up now and do my happy dance, lol.

                                                           Wakka Wakka

I've tried to call the hubby to tell him, but he's not answering his cellphone. Must be busy installing someone's windshield. He'll call when he hear's his phone beeping. I know he will be glad, cause he knows how worried I have been. He kept telling me, don't worry hun, your just fine, guess I'd better listen to him more often, lol. Well, on certain issues that is, lol. I have already told him that when he is able to fit in my pants, then he can be the boss, heehee.    Purple Smiles 

Guess,I'd better email my MIL and let her know the good news, otherwise I'll get a phone call saying, And you did'nt call me or write, ya just let me sit here and worry, lol. Don't wanna make her mad. So, again thank you everyone, and HAVE A GREAT DAY, MUAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Cheesy Mac and Weiner Casserole

4cups cooked and drained macaroni        3tablespoons butter

1/4cup finely chopped onions        2tablespoons flour

1/4teaspoon salt              2 1/4cup milk

1cup grated american cheese     1cup grated sharp cheese

2cups sliced weiners       1tablespoon bread crumbs

(1) Saute' onions in butter (2) Stir in flour and salt (3) Blend in milk (4) Cook and stir over medium heat until bubbly and thickened. (5) Add cheeses, stir until melted (6) Remove from heat, stir in macaroni and weiner slices (7) Place in a 1 1/2quart casserole dish. (8) Sprinkle top with bread crumbs (9) Bake at 350 degree's for 40 minutes

Serve with a side salad and garlic bread, yummy!!!!!!!!!!!  Serves 4 to 6 people

Waiting, Waiting and more Waiting

Well, it's been a few days now since my latest catscan. The technician is comparing this scan to my last one in November 2005. I sure do hope no signs of the cancer have returned. I get so worried when I'm waiting for the results. Cancer runs in both sides of my parents family. My mother died in 1970 of Cervical Cancer, her mother died of Cancer,  2 of my Dad's sister's died of Breast Cancer in 1971, and I lost 2 cousin's (brother and sister) in 2004 of cancer. None of them were ever diagnosed to be in remission. I am the only one who was told I am in remission. But it scares me. To have lost so many family members to such a thing as cancer, I think would scare anyone. Good thing I have no teeth right now, otherwise I'd be chewing my nails, LOL. But hopefully my Doctor calls me to tell me things are fine and I'm still in remission. It will take alot off my shoulders to hear him say that. Their having an Hawaiian Aloha party at the Cancer Center where I go for cancer survivor's next month. I am gonna call them after my doctor calls me (hopefully good news) and reserve 7 tickets. My daughter and her family want to go with me. There's gonna be lots of food, music, games, prizes and dancing. It sounds like fun!! The kids should enjoy it.

Well, saturday is coming up. It's the night I'm keeping my 1yr old grandson Daniel for the night. It's his first sleepover, lol. I sure hope he is a good boy for mommom. Poppop won't be here. He's going up to the cabin and installing a shed, and replacing the water pump to the cabin. I told him I won't be going up there unless there's running water so we can shower. I refuse to bath in the creek with the fish, lol. I'm gonna post another entry after I fix breakfast for Rebecca and I. It's one of my families favorites. Serve it with a salad and some garlic bread and you got a whole meal, yummy. Gonna go, I've been given a breakfast menu from Rebecca. This 4yr old has informed me she would like an egg sandwich on toast with ketchup, applejuice and some pudding, cause she said it's full of calcium and it's good for her, lol. She's too much sometimes. Have a great day.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Wondering thoughts

This morning I'm feeling really concerned and worried. All during the night I dreamed of my sister Susie. She was so upset yesterday. I am so worried about her. I awoke so many times last night thinking about her and the horrible ordeal she went through yesterday. I told my daughter Emma about it, and oh my was she mad. She's like, my god mom, how can a doctor be so cold and so cruel. Emma loves her Aunt Susie very much. She wanted to know who this doctor was and where she works. Said Mom, I'll put that 3 years of karate lessons you paid for to good use, lol. She's such a sweetheart. I hope my sister was able to get some sleep last night. And I hope she has a better day today, taking a day off from doctor's and tests. Yesterday when I read her entry of the gyno visit, I cried. My poor sister, I just wanted to get in my car and go to her. But with my physical capabilities, it's not possible for me to drive much. But I hope Susie knows my thoughts and prayers are with her on this matter. I wish you all could meet her. Susie is like a breath of fresh air. She has a beautiful smile, her attitude about her family and friends is just awesome. She's loving, caring, sympathetic, and you can trust her. I cherrish my time with her when we're together. I only wish we lived closer so I could spend more time with her. But I know she's in good hands with her hubby. He is an awesome guy!  I can see why my sister loves him so much. He is so kind, loving and very attentive to her. And I must say I'm really proud he's my brother in law, and a part of our family. Susie and her hubby are awesome parents, so loving and caring with their 2 beautiful daughters. They show so much love towards them, and those girls love mommy and daddy. Well, I guess you can tell how much I love my sister and her family, huh? But you would too if you met them. Well, today I'll  be going downstairs to sit with Mommom I. She decided to stay a couple extra days. I'm so glad, I love this lady. My daughter Emma is gonna come over today also. Daniel loves going for walks in his stroller and beings Emma lives on the same street as I do but 9 blocks down, she's gonna walk over here. Daniel is getting his bottom molars in now, so he's been a little fussy. The fresh air will do him some good, and maybe tire him out to where he'll nap today.

Hope that package arrives soon at Susie's door. I know it'll cheer her up.


                                                           Glitter Heart 

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

A Doctor's Oath

I SWEAR by Apollo the physician, and Aesculapius, and Health, and All-heal, and all the gods and goddesses, that, according to my ability and judgment, I will keep this Oath and this stipulation to reckon him who taught me this Art equally dear to me as my parents, to share my substance with him, and relieve his necessities if required; to look upon his offspring in the same footing as my own brothers, and to teach them this art, if they shall wish to learn it, without fee or stipulation; and that by precept, lecture, and every other mode of instruction, I will impart a knowledge of the Art to my own sons, and those of my teachers, and to disciples bound by a stipulation and oath according to the law of medicine, but to none others.

I will follow that system of regimen which, according to my ability and judgment, I consider for the benefit of my patients, and abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous. I will give no deadly medicine to any one if asked, nor suggest any such counsel; and in like manner I will not give to a woman a pessary to produce abortion. With purity and with holiness I will pass my life and practice my Art. I will not cut persons laboring under the stone, but will leave this to be done by men who are practitioners of this work. Into whatever houses I enter, I will go into them for the benefit of the sick, and will abstain from every voluntary act of mischief and corruption; and, further from the seduction of females or males, of freemen and slaves. Whatever, in connection with my professional practice or not, in connection with it, I see or hear, in the life of men, which ought not to be spoken of abroad, I will not divulge, as reckoning that all such should be kept secret. While I continue to keep this Oath unviolated, may it be granted to me to enjoy life and the practice of the art, respected by all men, in all times! But should I trespass and violate this Oath, may the reverse be my lot!

While searching the net I found a copy of a doctor's oath. I want to post it so all can read. My sister's experience today at her gyno appt, really upset me. She was so rudely treated. I feel so bad for her. I actually had tears falling down my face for what she went through. So, after reading this Oath, I could not find no where in it that says a Doctor should be so cold and so very rude and ignorant to a patient. What give's them the right to talk to a patient in such a way? OMG, I am so upset. The ordasity that gyno doctor had! I could just scream right now. How dare she treat my sister, who has so many health issues so poorly. Does this doctor even have a heart? Geesh!!!

What a Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 CaffeineI sure am glad today is almost over. I am so tired. I went and picked up last November's catscan results at the Cancer Center, then took them over to Academy Imaging where I got the catscan yesterday. It'll take about a week to get the results. My doctor James Perry will call me with the results. Needless to say, it's gonna be a long week. On a happier note, I mailed Susie her package today. I mailed it first class priority mail, they said she'll get it alot quicker. I don't want her to wait like she did getting her Besides, she's got my address, lol. After my errands were done, I went to my daughter Emma's. Had about a half pot of coffee. I needed a boost of energy. while I was there my son in law to be, received a phone call from the Union Glaciers, he goes in tomorrow at 10:am to get the details and tuesday he starts work. He was so thrilled. I never knew a grown man could jump up and down so high, lol. He's been waiting so long for this job. With this new job, he'll be making a very good amount of pay, which means my daughter Emma can now go to nursing school, which is something she's always wanted to do, even as a small child. I am so thrilled for them both. If I had'nt told you in any of my other entries, they've finally set a wedding date. June 10, 2007. Just 2 days before my birthday. It'll be the best present anyone could ever give me. I'll finally have a son in law that I approve of. emma's first husband was a real loser, drug addict, alcoholic, abusive, adulterous. She finally seen her marriage was going no where with him and left his sorry butt. Last year the day she delivered her son Daniel James Mazzoli, her divorce also came final that day, YIPPEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!! Bye bye loser!!!!!!!!!! Dan is a much better man for my daughter. Ok, I've rattled on long enough, bored I guess, lol. Have a great evening everyone. 

My Sister's Package

I woke up this morning, very excited. I could'nt wait to get my sister's package all wrapped and addressed, so I could take it to the post office. Susan loves Strawberry Shortcake memorabilia so much. I found one of those 50 cents machine for kids that have toys, and low and behold one was all SS dishes. So a whole lot of quarters later I had a 5pc set for Susan. It's so cute, I hope she likes it. I wrapped it all in a SS shoebox, The shoebox is completely covered in SS. I know Susie will love it and find a use for it. Hmmm, maybe she can keep all those cell phone parts in it, lol. The new cellphone plates she got as an early birthday gift from Donna look awesome. I know my little sister is loving it.

Well, on another note, I had the catscan yesterday. At least this time that awful stuff I had to drink was'nt that bad. It was 2 big bottles of a banana smoothie. It was actually tasty, ok not too tasty, but I could stomach it better than the nasty water looking stuff I drank before, LOL. Today I have to go to the other place I had my scans done at and pick up the films from the scan I had done in November 2005. Then take those to the place I went to yesterday, so they can compare them to yesterdays scan. Geesh, wish the insurance company was'nt such a stickler for cutting costs, would of been a whole easier just to get them done at same place. But hubby's job got yet another insurance plan, so we have to use the doctor's and all they provide under their plan. But I get to keep my primary doctor and the specialists I've been going too, so that's great. And their paying 80% of my dental bill, so I guess it's actually a good plan.

Our friend Joe's mother is going back home to Swedesboro, New Jersey today. She's been at Joe's for over a week now. I'll miss her when she leaves. I really enjoyed spending time with her, and talking. She is such an elegant lady. She is loved by everyone who knows her and meets her. I'll be bored crazy not having her here. But, I know she's anxious to get home back to her own home surrounded in her own things. I can always call her to chat a while, right? Her son Joe took his Mom, me, hubby Jim and Rebecca out to dinner last night. We went to an italian place called Vilari's. Food was great, but I can't say much for the service. We waited for like an hour for our dinner's to be given to us. I got Manicotti cause I figured it would be soft to eat..........wrong! It was like chewing leather. How can a place ruin a noodle? And there was no mozzerella cheese on it. So, I ended up eatting the cheese and sauce that was on it, and the inside of this hard as a brick crusted bread. I did'nt complain though, cause it was very nice that Joe invited us out to dinner. My daughter got a kick out of a speciaal beverage Joe ordered for her. She had a Shirley Temple. When they brought it out to her, her eyes were huge and she said WOW!!!!!!!!!! It had cherries and an orange slice in it and it was all pink. She loved it!! I took a taste and oh my I found out why she loved it so much, talk about sweet, whew, pure jet fuel, lol. She was wired with energy for hours, but thank goodness she got tired later and went to bed. But all in all the night was fun. Guess that's about all there is to tell you. I should get results of catscan in about a week. Gonna be a long week for sure. Gotta get ready and go to postoffice and to pick up scan film. Have a great day!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, May 20, 2006

She's Spoiled

 Glitter Princess 

Well, the mother/daughter outing was a success. We had such a great time. First we went to KMart, where the little stinker talked me into buying her quite a few toys. Dinosaurs, boats, a dry erase board and markers, and a toy with those little animals and wobbly heads. Can't remember what their called. Anyways, $60.00 later we left KMart. Then it was a short drive across the parking lot to Wendy's, where Rebecca had her usual Chicken nugget kid's meal, and chocolate frosty. Yep I had one too. And the best part of her meal was the toy she found in the bag. A TURTLE!!!!!!!! Oh noooooooo not another turtle. My child is a turtle freak. She see's a stuffed turtle and she wants it. She has at least 30 stuffed turtles. She also has 2 real turtles. ROCKY is a red earred slider, and JOEY is a map turtle. They live in a 30 gallon water filled tank, right here in the livingroom. Rocky gets any bigger and it'll be a 50 gallon tank next. After lunch we went to CVS and I picked up the prescriptions. We then went for a nice walk in the park. There's also a playground there, so Rebecca had a great time. We then came home and she played with her new toys for a while, until we went downstairs to sit with Mommom I for a while. I started feeling tired after about an hour, so Rebecca and I came upstairs. I fixed her a bowl of tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich. I decided on soup also, with bread and butter.

It is now 9:26pm and my little Princess is sound asleep in her bed, along with all those stuffed turtles, and about 40 other stuffed animals, lol. Hubby is passed out on the couch. I don't think he even ate dinner yet, unless he ate when he was out with Joe up at the boat.

Well, I'm sitting here wondering how my little sister Susan and her girls are doing with the sleepover party. I bet they are having a great time. Those two girls are so loved by their Mom and Dad. I watched them get so many hugs during S birthday party. Susan and her Hubby are really great parent's and show their girls so much love. It melted my heart to see the love they all have for one another. I hope Susan gets up early and posts an entry on their fun, cause I'm really anxious to hear about it.LOL  Insane 

Well, that's all about my day. Hope you all have a great evening and a wonderful sunday.


God actually reveals Himself in Scripture, which is pretty amazing if you think about it. So why are so many Bibles shut away in drawers or collecting dust these days? That’s the 64,000-dollar question!"

The above saying is from an email sent to me by a good friend, whom we all call POPPOP BILL. My children and grandchildren adore him. He's a really sweet, loving, funny man, who's loved dearly by us all. I just thought the saying was so true. After I read it, I thought where is my Bible? I looked around the room, and there it was, on the book shelf with a bunch of books stacked on top of it. That's gonna change today, I'm gonna set up a special place on a table in my livingroom!!

Well, here it is 11:15 in the morning and I'm at the computer, still in my pajama's. Oh, well, a lazy day I guess. But hey, after all I've been through lately with the teeth extractions, I think I deserve it! Well, my little girl wants to have a mommy/daughter day. So, she has made the plans, first we are going to Wendy's for lunch, where she want's chicken nuggets, chocolate frosty and a toy. Ok, children's meal for that, but she has informed me I can't eat cause of no teeth and gums not healed, but hey chocolate frosty sounds good to me too, lol. We'll then go to the park, so she can run up the slide with her new sneaker's on, because she won't slide, hah, that's what she thinks. I think I'll bribe her with a toy from KMart which is right next door to Wendy's, heehee. I have to go to CVS also, to pick up my hubby and I prescriptions. His is for blood pressure, mine is for my sleeping pills. She was up early this morning, so I'll tire her out and nap time will happen when we get home. Hmmmmmmmm, nap? Does sound good.

Well had a lovely breakfast this morning, of applesauce and an antibiotic pill. How filling, lol............NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Jim And Rebecca had cereal, toast, apple slices. I'm thinking I'll get a box of oatmeal today. That is filling and healthy. I loved it as a kid. MIlk, cinnamon and a packet of sweet and low. Yep, made up my mind, getting the oatmeal today. Last night for supper I had mashed potato's and gravy, applesauce. I actually felt full. I miss my salad though. I have a salad everyday, I love salad. I usually make a big bowl of salad at a time, so I can have it for a couple days. I add Romaine lettuce, tomatoe's, cucumbers, red onion, bell peppers (red and green) olives (black and green) extra pimento's and bacon bits. I use my Good Season's italian dressing. I love that stuff. My supper today will be mashed potatoes and mashed green beans. Yummy huh? LOL well, guess I'd better get my rear end off this computer chair and into some clothes. And have our mother/daughter outting. Glad the rain stopped today and the sun is shining, cause I do not like driving in the rain. Have a great day!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, May 19, 2006

Feeling Better

Yesterday was my bad day. I went to the dentist, he removed the stitches from the gum where he pulled the other 4 teeth. And yesterday he pulled some more. He decided he was gonna pull an extra 2 more, but when he tried, I screamed. So he numbed them again and again and again. He gave me enough novacaine for 10 people he said. Well, it would not numb, so he prescribed me another 30 Penicillin pills. He's thinking maybe there's an infection and it's causing it not to numb. I go back June 1st and he's gonna try to numb them again, and if it does'nt take he will have to admit me in the hospital to remove the teeth. Like I said before, always something major when it comes to me. There's only 6 more to pull. By the time my hubby Jim got home last night from work, I was in so much pain I was crying. He quickly ran out the door with my 2 prescriptions and was back in 20 minutes. He had them filled for me. About a half hour later I was able to function. I had to use an ice pack for a while last night, cause my face swelled from the eye teeth being removed. I will be so glad when this is all over and I don't have to deal with it anymore. I would'nt wish all these problems I have on anyone. It's not at all fun to go through. My daughter Emma came over today and got my credit card from me. She did some grocery shopping for me. Got me lots of instant potatoe's, jello, pudding, canned gravy, and my favorite Spaghetti O's, lol. Yes, I love them!!! I'm a kid at heart, what can I say. I can't chew solids now, no salad for a while, or pizza, sniff, sniff. Oh well, it'll all be worth it in the long run. Anyways, I just want to thank all of you so very much for your kind comments to me about this dentist thingy. You are all such wonderful people, and like my sister Susie, I consider you all friends. Thank you for making me feel so welcome in JLand.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Early to Rise

Well, here it is 6:am and I'm up already. Just once I wish I could sleep a little later. I go to bed late, and get up way to early everyday. I guess I worked myself into a pattern. But I get to watch my show Walker, Texas Ranger in quiet. Hubby Jim is gone already. He said they were gonna be busy today, so I guess he left early to get his truck loaded. Another visit to the dentist today. I'll be so glad when it's all done and I can put in my dentures. And be free of toothaches.

I spent the day yesterday over my daughter's house. Marissa and Rebecca played nicely for a change. Daniel kept himself busy playing with me. I just love it when he wraps his little arms around my neck and says mommom. He would not let me put him down. I got to feed him his lunch, which he ate every bit of. He never wants to eat when his mommy or daddy feeds him. Guess it tastes better when mommom feeds him, lol.

Well, I been trying to read some of your journals, when I can. And one's I've read so far are so nice. Beautiful pictures and wonderful stories. Thank you for allowing me to read them. One of these days I'll get to kknow how to put pictures in my entries, but right now I'll just write. It seems when I get involved in the other, I get interupted by either the phone's or my 4yr old wanting something. I was told by 2 of my very good friends the other day, that I was never home and my schedule was just too busy. They wanted to know when I had time to myself, lol. Hellooooooooooo, I got a 4yr old, lol. The biggest problem is, there's just not enough hours in the day for me.

Well, since I'm going to the dentist today, my Rebecca is going to her sister's house. She's gonna spend the day and the night there. She's really looking forward to it too. She loves sleep over's at her big sister's house. I on the other hand am a nervous wreck about it when she's there. I'm so use to checking on her and seeing her in her SpongeBob Toddler bed. Then covering her up, because she loves to kick off her covers during the night.Well, guess I have to learn to let go, huh. But it's alot easier said than done when your a parent.

Well, not much else here to say. I'll try to get back here later tonight, and let you know how dentist appointment was. Hope everyone has a really great day!!!

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

A Rainy Day

 Angel GlitterHubby woke me up this morning to tell me he was leaving for work. I'm glad he did, cause my favorite show was on Walker, Texas Ranger. I just love that show. I watch 2 episodes in the mornings. It's on from 6AM to 8AM. It's raining again. Had alot of thunder and lightning this morning. I'm glad Rebecca slept through it, because she is so afraid of storms. As for me I love to listen to the rain and the sound of thunder. I use to sit outside on the porch (enclosed porch) and watch the storms when I lived in Virginia. And now I have to close the windows and blinds so Rebecca does'nt see it or she freaks out. One night she and I were up during a storm and the power went out, this child made a flying leap across the room and into my lap. I swear I think in a former life she was a frog or a kangaroo, lol. I put her on the couch and lit my candles, so there was light, and held her on the couch until the storm passed. She would not go to bed that night. I had to let her fall asleep, which she finally did at 2:am, then I put her to bed. Rebecca has just awakened wanting to know if cartoons were on yet. She knows I watch my show until 8:am so when I told her not yet, she knew not to argue, lol. In a little while, we are going downstairs to Uncle Joe's. His Mom is staying the whole week, so we have to stay with her and make sure she eats and takes her medication. She sometimes forgets to do so. She's also a diabetic so it's very important for her to eat and take her medicine. So, I'm gonna do a good deed and babysit Mommom I. She's a sweet lady, with so many stories to tell. She is the Mom of 3 boys and 1 girl, and a grandmother of 7 and great grandmother of 4. Everyone who meets her calls her Mommom I. The I is for her last name, Ianovale. My children and grandchildren love her very much, as do I and my hubby Jim. I would do anything to help her or for her. Well, that's what I'll be doing today. So, I'd better go now, and get Rebecca dressed and myself also. We're going downstairs after my show ends. Hope everyone has a great day, and if your on east coast, keep your umbrella handy cause your gonna need it. 

Monday, May 15, 2006

Gonna Forgive the Hubby

 Butterfly Glitter CuteI guess I'm gonna have to forgive my hubby since he was so great today. First he wakes me up and has the coffee made this morning. Then he drives me to my cat scan appointment, which by the way was scheduled at the wrong place, so I had to schedule another appointment and now go next monday at 8AM. He dropped me off and came right back when I called him to let him know what happened. He was so mad, but not at me. He said after the weekend that I had, I could be home resting, because of taking care of the 2 girls all weekend. So, we come home and he fixes Rebecca her breakfast, and makes another pot of coffee for me. Later he says, ok hun get ready we're going out. So, we went to Wendy's and had lunch. He had the Taco Salad, Rebecca had a chicken nugget kid's meal and I had one of those new Fricotta Sandwiches they added to their menu. Let me tell you I recommend the Black Forrest Ham sandwich. It had Lot's of ham, swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, and mayo, it was fabulous. Afterwards we went to Kmart to get coffee filters and walked out spending $61.00. I got new sandals, and sneakers for Rebecca, and by the way they are strawberry shortcake shoes, sooooo cute they are, I seen a real nice Rod and Reel on sale and I know Jim needed one, his broke last year. We then went to a place called World Wide Aquarium, where we had to get turtle food and Algae eatters for the turtle tank. Afterwards we came home and Rebecca went for a nap, and my hubby went into the kitchen, did the dishes and cleaned out the burner's on the stove. They look brand new again. So, I'm gonna have to forgive him since he was so nice and helpful today. We're getting a storm right now, satellite went out, so I'm gonna go so I can shut down the computer for a while. Hope you all had a great day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 


Gonna save the shoe box for my sister Susan, she loves Strawberry Shortcake, so maybe she can find a use for the box, it's really nice with pictures all over it.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

My Day

  Mother's Day VaseHope everyone is having a great day today, and all you Mom's are being pampered and spoiled. My day is ok so far, got a card from my 4yr old and a beautiful bouquet of flowers from our friend Joe downstairs. He's also making dinner for his mother and I. Yes, his Mom is doing much better, so much that they released her last night from the hospital. She looks really well, and has a good appetite today for a change. These two 4yr olds though are really working my nerves today. Twice already I've cleaned up their mess in livingroom. They have it in their heads that they make the mess, I clean the mess, grrrrr. Oh, and I also did the dishes this morning and cleaned the kitchen,lol.Happy Mother's Day to me. Let me not forget my morning coffee, I pour myself a cup, drink half of it, go to get dressed and return to find my cup gone and in the sink. Hubby says, Oh I thought you were finished. I looked at him and said when have you ever seen me drink a half cup of coffee and be done. Geesh, it takes me close to a whole pot before I can see straight, or want to talk to anyone, lol. He then has the nerve to tell me, I did'nt get you anything for mother's day cause 1. your not my mom and 2. just him staying home from work tomorrow and watching our 4yr old while I'm in hospital for god knows how long tomorrow getting a cat scan should be sufficient. Anyone got a big club, cause I'd like to borrow it for a minute or two, I'll give it right back, might be dented in one or two spots, but I will return it to you, LOL. But I got even with him, I told him when I get done that scan and he picks me up from hospital, we're going out to eat, cause I will be starving. He say's ok, where do you want to go, and being that I know he hates Wendy's fastfood, heehee yep I told him Wendy's. Teach him a thing or two. I'm still waiting to hear from my daughter Emma on when they'll be returning from Virginia. She was suppose to call before they left, and here it is 4:30 and no call yet. I sure do hope they return soon, cause Mommom is tired. Oh, and I almost forgot, hubby says Joe ain't having no macaronni salad or potato salad, I like that with a BBQ, sooooooooooo in the kitchen I went and made up a big bowl of macaronni salad. Is'nt Father's Day next month? I swear this family of mine is really lucky I love their sorry butts, cause if I did'nt I'd have to smack them all.

But on a happier note, my granddaughter Marissa had a loose tooth for days now, but not anymore. The apple she was eatting this morning took care of that problem. ToothFairy coming tonight. Mmmmmm, I hope dinner is ready soon, because I am starving. I've had such a relaxing day today, with cooking, cleaning, chasing after these 2 kids who say they love me and are gonna be good today, man they can lie, lol, that I've got an appetite. Well, anyways, hope your day was great!!!!!!!!!!


  Mother's Day Dessert

Saturday, May 13, 2006

A Favorite To Share

Kids really like this one!


1LB hamburger (cooked and drained)

1/2c. chopped green bell pepper  1/2c. chopped red bell pepper

1/2c. finely chopped onion  2  16oz cans stewed tomatoes (chopped)

2Tbl. butter   1 can campbells tomato soup

2  8oz pkgs shredded mozzerella cheese

1Lb elbow macaroni (cooked and drained)

1c. water

Saute onions and peppers in butter. Grease casserole dish. Heat oven to 350*. In large bowl add all ingredients, except for the mozzerella cheese. Mix well. In layers add casserole mix then cheese, and so on until all parts are gone. Bake 20 mintes. Serve hot!!

 BBQ 1I serve this with a side salad and garlic bread. I make my own garlic bread. Here is the recipe for it:

1LF italian bread sliced lenghth wise. 1/3c. olive oil, 1/3c. grated parmesan cheese, 1Tbl. minced garlic, 1/2tsp, parsley flakes. Mix well spread evenly over the 2 halves, bake in 350* oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges start to brown.

I hope you enjoy these 2 recipes. My nieces and nephews and my kids, love this when I make it. They always tell me I don't make enough, LOL.

On another note, woke up today feeling really well. I made Rebecca and Marissa a pancake and sausage breakfast. Which they gobbled right up, LOL. Our friend Uncle Joe came upstairs and had breakfast with us. He is Rebecca's GODFATHER. I'd like to ask you all to say a prayer for his MOM, Evelyn Ianovale. She was admitted into the hospital last night. She had fluid buildup around her heart and was in so much pain. We all call her Mommom I. She is so loved by her family and friends, we are very worried about her. Well, I can't believe these 2 girls are watching this movie "IT", they love it. Scarey kids these 2 are, lol. Well, gonna go for now, gotta put on my sauce for tonight's dinner. Spaghetti with sausage and meatballs. YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have a great day everyone. 

Friday, May 12, 2006

Feeling Loved

I'm feeling especially happy tonight. My daughter came over to bring my granddaughter Marissa over for the weekend, and she handed me my Mother's Day card's and a tiny white box. I was'nt expecting such an elaborate gift. I opened the white box and I found the most beautiful ring. It's 14kt white gold. I almost cried. Then I read the card from my grandchildren which was so nice. I then opened the beautiful Hallmark card from my daughter, after reading it I must admit I did cry. I just had to share how she signed this card with all of you. it goes: To my MOM, thank you for making me the strong, powerful,loving,caring woman I am today. Love you Always, Emma

She really knows how to touch my heart, this kid of mine. I feel so blessed having the 2 girls I adore so much in my life, with an extra blessing of the 2 grandkids I have because of my Emma. I guess I should say I'm blessed with the husband I have also, because without him I would'nt have my happy little family. Over the years I've learned something that I hope my girls will also learn. You can have all the riches in the world and never be truely happy, but when your child hugs you and says I love you Mom, that in my opinion is worth more than anything in this world. And with my girls, I'm a very rich woman, rich in love, rich in respect, rich in family. I thank the Lord each and everyday for letting me be a part of this family of mine, for I am truely blessed. And to all the mother's and soon to be mom's, I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day!!!!!!

My niece and her son

A few days ago my daughter and her fiance went to Virginia to pick up my niece and her 8 month old son. She wanted to escape the creep who is the father of her son. He is very abusive, both physically and mentally and also very controlling. He has beaten on my niece numerous times, and I recently found out he put the baby outdoors in the rain because he was crying, and my niece had gone grocery shopping and was'nt home to care for the baby. This guy is a real jerk. My niece has called the police so many times and they have done nothing about him. These police officer's who are sworn to protect and to serve, practically laughed in her face. They told her they did'nt see her boyfriend do these things, therefore they cannot arrest him. He's made threats against her life, and her mother's, and even the baby's life was threatened. This part of Virginia is run by a bunch of moron's in my opinion, Accomac County Virginia on the EasternShore is not a place you would want to live. I lived there for 3 years and I hated it. I even had the opportunity to tell an Accomac County Sherriff's Deputy that if he was to work in Philadelphia or New Jersey he would be fired immediately. He asked why was that, well I politely told him cause he's too slow and too stupid to work with such police officer's as they are because they got more intelligence in their pinky finger then he did in his entire body. He got in his police cruiser and left, guess the truth hurt, haha. OK, back to me niece, now this 20 yr old girl is all upset because she feel's bad about leaving and wants to go back and try and make the relationship with this jerk work. Helloooooooooo, she has got to be out of her mind. He has broken her nose, bruised her body, busted up all her belongings and he busted up this baby's crib, high chair and walker, set his son out in the rain. What more does he have to do to get this girl to realize he ain't no good. I am so worried that she's going to go back there and he's gonna beat the crap out of her so bad she'll be in the hospital or the morgue. I don't trust him and I know his family, they are just as bad as he is. My niece wants to go back tomorrow. I've tried so hard to talk her into staying, but she has her mind made up to go back there. My gutt feeling is telling me something is going to happen to her and the baby. I am afraid for both of their lives. I love my niece so much and her baby son. I've already lost one niece, who happens to be the sister of this niece. My daughter Emma has even tried to talk her into staying here, but it's not working. I feel so lost. I was even thinking maybe if I wrote to the Governor of Virginia and let him know what these so called officer's of the law are doing or should I say not doing, that maybe he can get them to handle this matter in an more appropriate way. I'm so afraid for her and that baby boy. I'd really appreciate any idea's or advice you may have to help me in this matter.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Susie My Sister

Earlier today I was reading one of my sister's entries in her journal, and a thought came to mind on just how much she and I have in common. We not only look alike, but we think alike also. We share so many interests, and to me that's very special. As I was reading her story about her life, I cried. Susie and I share the same father, but we had different mother's. My mother passed away at the age of 32 from cervical cancer, leaving behind 6 children. I was the oldest of those 6. Anyway's I missed out on growing up with Susan and that really saddens me tremendously. But as time went on I finally had my little sister in my life and for that I'm thankful. She's not only my sister, she's my friend, and I love her so much. So thinking of the poems I had started and had posted on an online poetry site, I thought of one that I wrote that really made me feel that there's alot more Susan and I share, and that's some of our feelings about the way we grew up and live now. I wrote this poem when I found out I had cancer, but I'd like to share it, so my sister does'nt feel she's alone in her feelings or thoughts. Susan, this is for you honey, and always remember I am always here for you as I know you are for me. I love you honey!!!!!!!!


                       Lost crying confused and scared

                        Being alone, thinking no one cares

                       Empty tired no state of mind

                        These feelings here I feel are mine

                        Laughing smiling happy to see

                        These are feelings meant to be

                        Singing dancing clapping to time

                        These are feelings I wish were mine!


Not Another Complication?

I woke up this morning with a sore jaw, where I had the teeth removed on the bottom. I feel a lump on the jawbone. I think maybe because the wisdom tooth gave so much trouble to come out that maybe it irritated the jaw bone. I still have quite a few antibiotics for this dental work I had done so I'm back to taking it.  There's no pain, just a little soreness if I press on the lump. If it gets any worse I will call the oral surgeon and let him know. Geesh can anything ever go right when it comes to my health or body? I am actually not looking forward to going back to the dentist now, but I know it has to be done, so I will grin and bear it as the saying goes and get the job finished. Afterall, I've been looking forward to showing off the new pearly whites I'll be getting, LOL.

On another note, I think I'll stay home today and get some housework done. I went to my daughter's yesterday, so my house is somewhat in need of a cleaning. My 4yr old says she wants to help me do the dishes, oh man I better get out the mop too, cause she can make a mess. After she washes her face and hands I gotta get out the mop. Calgon, take me away, LOL And my dear darling hubby left the house this morning without making the coffee, grrrrrrrr. I'll get him for that, LOL. Hmmmm well, actually I think I did get him, I never packed his lunch last night for work today, oops. Maybe that's why there was'nt any coffee? It's ok though, I grabbed my Pepsi, LOL. I guess I'll go now and start my day. Hope you all have a great day!!!!!!!

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

A Delicious Appetizer

This is something I had in San Francisco while visiting my brother. It was really good. I like to spoon a little salsa on it also.


6 Lg Flour Tortilla's

8oz pkg cream cheese (softened)

1/2 Lb Bacon (cooked, drained, chopped)

1/2 tsp minced garlic

4oz jar pimento's

1/2 tsp Black Pepper

In bowl mix all ingredients except Tortilla's. Divide evenly onto the Tortilla's. Spread evenly on tortilla. Roll each tortilla, then cut into 1 inch slices. Chill 1 hour. Serve with your favorite Salsa or just eat like it is. Great for entertaining guest.

Hint: You can substitute the bacon with ham or turkey or even spinach.

My Recipe's

I would love to share my recipe's with you all. Maybe I can get at least one or two a week posted. I love to cook, it is one of my hobbie's. I've always had a dream to open my own restaurant, but something always got in the way, oh well maybe someday it'll happen. But until then I enjoy cooking for family and friends and now I can share my recipes with others. Most of the recipe's are one's I have made up myself. Been told their very tasty. Italian and mexican dishes are my favorite. If there is something you want a recipe for, please let me know and I will see if I have one for you. Thank you for your interest in my recipes.

Brocolli Salad

3lbs fresh brocolli florets, cut into pices

8oz bag of shredded cheddar cheese

4oz jar of pimento's

2cups italian dressing

(hint) I make up a packet of Good Season's Italian dressing, it taste alot better.

Mix all ingredients, chill 1 hour, and serve.

Hope you enjoy it! It's a real winner with kids. Better than plain ole cooked brocolli, lol.

Dentist Appt

I went to my appt yesterday to the dentist. What an ordeal that was. The first three teeth came out with no problem, but the 4th being a wisdom tooth was a tough one. It did not want to come out. He started pulling, I screamed, arm went up and I right hooked the dentist in the eye, LOL. Hey I warned him he needed to numb it more. His eye is ok, I think. He gave me another script for antibiotic's and a script for Tylenol with codeine. 18 pills a 2 day supply? Is he crazy? I'd be all loopy and drugged up. Since the teeth were pulled I've taken  one of those pills. The antibiotic I take so to avoid infection. Anyways, I woke up this morning with no pain on that side for a change, which was awesome in my book, lol. He is doing these teeth a section at a time under advisement from my cancer doctor. It's so there's not much strain on the jaw bone and maybe avoid any serious damage. After he pulled each tooth, he also put stitches in, which I'm glad of cause there was'nt much bleeding at all. I go back May 18th to have another section pulled and the stitches removed from what I had done yesterday. I ate nothing all day yesterday until about 9pm last night. I managed to eat half a tuna sandwich. My hubby says I am just too much. He says all I've been through, pain wise and surgery and cancer treatments and I wanna be awake during all this teeth pulling. He thinks I'm nutty, lol. But when I awoke from the neck surgery and seen what had happened I was scared to death. I don't wanna go through that again. Hubby just called me, he wanted to know how I was feeling this morning. I told him I woke up to no pain this morning. He was happy about that. Then he says, chicken sounds good for dinner, lol. Guess that was a hint to take chicken out of freezer, lol. I'll be going to my daughter Emma's later today. Rebecca wants to play with Marissa. And I get to spoil my grandson. Oh he learned a new word now. He points to the steps going down to front door and says poppop. Needless to say my hubby is proud of that word said by Daniel. He's always wanted a son, but we were blessed with 2 beautiful daughter's, so we spoil Daniel as much as we can, heehee and get to give him back to parents. Well, that's what grandparents do, LOL. Gonna go now, but I hope everyone has a great day. And thank you all so much for your get well wishes and prayers. That means alot to me.

Tuesday, May 9, 2006


Well, today is the day. Going to finally start to get these teeth out. I really hate toothaches, I'd rather be in labor. Oh wait, or would I?LOL. Just sitting here enjoying the quiet. Jim is at work, Rebecca is still sleeping. I let her stay up late last night. She's usually in bed by 9pm, but she was so good last night and was watching tv so quietly I let her stay up until 11pm. And I can't believe what she was watching, not cartoons. She was all into a show on court tv. Her eyes did'nt leave the screen. When I was tucking her in at 11pm, this 4 yr old looks at me and says, Mommy I wanna be a winestigator when I get bigger. I knew what she meant,(investigator) she had her 4 front teeth removed so she pronounces words a little funny, lol.

Well, I'm feeling both nervous and anxious about today. I've been waiting a long time for this day to come. I sure do hope there's no complications with my jaw bone. That would really put a damper on things. They asked if I wanted to be put to sleep for this. I told them no way!! But only because for so many of the surgeries I had going through the Cancer I was always put to sleep to wake up and be a nervous wreck about what the surgery looked like. This time I want no surprises. I wanna know everything. My future son in law is taking me to the dentist this morning, and picking me up afterwards. His name is Dan. My daughter Emma and Dan are planning their wedding. They finally set a date which is, June 10, 2007. I'm real happy for that.

As soon as Rebecca wakes up, I'll fix her some breakfast. Then we'll get ready. We're gonna walk to my daughter Emma's. It's only 5 blocks, but it's a little up hill. Hope this body can do it. I go slow and I use my cane. I have to hold on tight to Rebecca's hand. This child wants to take off when she's outdoors.

On another note: In the future I will be adding a more involved All About Me story. My likes and dislikes, etc. And yes I will add in the recipe for the Brocolli Salad, LOL. I don't know if I'll be up to writing later today after the dentist. If I don't I will try to be on tomorrow for sure. I hope everyone has a great day!!!!!!!

Monday, May 8, 2006


Finally heard from the dentist. I go to his office at 2:45 tomorrow afternoon and he's gonna start removing these dag nab teeth. I been told the insurance is paying 80% which leaves me to pay 30.00 per tooth. I don't care, cause their coming out finally. This is just a quick note.

No Word Yet from Dentist

No word yet from the dentist. If the don't call by noon I'll be calling them. I woke up this morning with horrible pain in my mouth. It seems like every tooth is hurting. I have'nt eatten, yet cause I know that'll just make it worse. The hot coffee this morning nearly killed me drinking it, so I gave up on it. No Java today for me,  No No No.

Did'nt do much of anything yesterday except for the usual housework. Hubby Jim did alot though, yep he sure did, layed on couch all day with the really heavy remote flicking through channels of cartoons for Rebecca to watch. Poor thing was so tired out from all that work, LOL. He was so busy he did'nt hang my curtain rods for the new valances I got for the livingroom windows. And he thinks he's going up to the cabin next weekend? I don't think so, not until my rods are hung, lol. Tongue OutIt's so cold today. Cloudy, windy. Is it spring or is winter trying to come back brrrrrrr, I'm freezing. I was gonna walk to my daughter's today, which is only a 5 block walk, but my teeth hurt too much for that. So, I'll stay home and maybe try to get some things done. Yea, right but only if I can go without pain for a bit. Call Mr. Dentist, pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. I'm more than ready to have these teeth yanked!!!!!!!!! 

Sunday, May 7, 2006

The Fun I Had

First I want to thank the artist of D's Designs for making this for me. A big thank you goes out to her. Ok, the birthday party was fabulous. So, many nice people were there. And my niece S had a great day, which was the most important thing. My sister Susan was as beautiful as ever. And yes I gave her a big hug. The food was fabulous, and everyone seemed to enjoy the brocolli salad i brought there, which I'm glad they did. All the kids played so nicely and looked so happy. And I met Donna. She is a very nice person. No wonder Susan loves her so much. My granddaughter and my niece E became instant buddies, and my daughter became buddies with my niece S. My oldest daughter Emma told me that my granddaughter cried all the way home that she wanted E to come home with her, awwwww!!!! Anyways, my nieces got so big since the last time I saw them, and so beautiful. I can't wait to see them again. Oh and before I forget, remember the waiting and waiting Susan did for the StrawberryShortcake back pack? Well, I got to see it up close and no wonder Susan loves it so much. It is truely a beautiful piece. And yep she had alot of stuff in it, lol. Sorry Sis, I had to tell them, heehee. Anyways, I had a great day, as did all that came with me. We're looking forward to doing it again, hopefully soon!!!!!!!

Saturday, May 6, 2006

Today is the day!!!!!!!!!

 Visit My Mail Stamp! Today is the day!!!!! Yippeeeeeeeeeeee. Gonna spend the day with my sister Susan, and celebrate her daughter S birthday. I can't wait to get there. Got 50 miles to travel there, but it's gonna be so worth it. I miss my sister, we hardly ever get to see each other. And her girls are just sweethearts. I went out shopping last night for birthday gifts for my niece S, and yes I also got her sister E some gifts too. I know I'm gonna spoil my nieces, but they are so worth it. They are just so beautiful, and I wanna see their smiling faces. First thing I'm gonna do when I get there, is give my sister a great big hug, then hug my nieces. Oh and I can't forget my brother in law, he gets a hug also. Bought four rolls of film last night. I'm taking lots of pictures. I get to meet Donna today, which is very exciting also. My hubby just left to go buy oil and an oil filter. He wants to change the oil in his car before we take the trip today. He keeps our little Toyota going and going, just like that darn energizer bunny, lol. We were thinking of trading it in and getting a mini van or an SUV, but right now with the price of gas, and beings his car is good on gas, I think we'll just keep the Toyota.

Well, I got up at 6:30 this morning. I was too excited to sleep. I feel like a little kid who's going to the carnival or something, lol. My hubby Jim keeps looking at me with a look of omg, why are you so happy? He knows I've been sooooooo looking forward to today. He said it's a real change from my other mood of being so depressed and grouchy due to all my health issues. But today is a day for celebration and I refuse to let those health issues of mine get in the way of celebrated this special day!!!!!!!! Hear that body of mine? Behave!!!!!!!!!! LOL

Well, I'm gonna go make a big bowl of Brocolli salad to bring to the party. It's one of my favorite recipes. Even my 4yr old loves it. Have a great day everyone, be safe!! 

Friday, May 5, 2006

Feeling Great

I woke up this morning feeling great for a change. Usually I wake up to all sorts of pains and discomforts. But not today. I have'nt been able to really eat anything lately due to my teeth hurting so badly. So I've just been nibbling, like a slice a bread with butter, or a few tablespoons of mashed potatoe's, sometimes some macaroni and cheese or a scrambled egg. And while getting dressed this morning I got a glimspe of myself in the mirror and I was amazed. I noticed a real shrinking of my stomach. I even had to tie the string on my sweat pants cause they slid down. Well, I know what I weighed at my last doctor's appt, so I'm gonna wait to get on the scale until after my gums are healed and my dentures are in. I'll get plenty of excercise today, cause I have my grandson Daniel for the day. His mommy and daddy need a little break. At home he wants to be held constantly by them and they can't get anything done. So, off to Mommom's he came after his doctor appt this morning. Poor lil man got a chicken pox shot today, and needless to say he did not like it. But good news is the doctor says he is a perfect little boy and very smart. He weigh's 25.2 lbs. His hair today is so curly. Happens after every bath, but today it seems to have more curls. Brown curly hair and big brown eyes with long eyelashes. I can tell already he's gonna break alot of hearts when he get's older.

My hubby is home from work today. He caught that stomach virus that's going around, yuck, better him than me, lol. My Rebecca is finishing her lunch then she'll be going to bed for a nap. Daniel is content at the moment watching Sesame Street. He is smiling and giggling. He loves that show. After it's over I'll change his diaper, then put rebecca to bed. Daniel and I will spend some time together. I have a few balls here and we'll play ball(rolling them to him). He loves to have someone to play with. I wanted to take him for a walk but his mommy forgot his stroller. So, indoor games it is.

I'm making a meatloaf for dinner. It's soft enough where I can have a slice of it. So meatloaf and applesauce for me for dinner. Maybe by the time I get those dentures I can go buy that teeny weeny itsy bitsy yellow polkadot bikini, LOL. Yea right, I don't think so. I am going to go to my primary doctor, after my dentures are in and I get the ok from my cancer doctor, and talk to my primary doctor about gastro intestinal bypass. I've been reading up on it and alot of people are very happy with the results. But with me, who knows, always something that gets in the way. The swelling of my face is starting to go down taking these antibiotics. I'm very happy with that. The sun is shining, it's 78 outside, light breeze blowing in the windows, an altogether beautiful day.

Oh yea, went to carnival last night. Got there at 6:30 and did'nt leave until 10pm. Daniel and I did'nt get on any rides, but my hubby, dan,emma,marissa and rebecca got on them all. Marissa and Rebecca played a ball game and they both won inflatable dolphins. The smiles on their faces were worth a million bucks. We all had some funnel cake, it was so good. But the powdered sugar hurt my teeth so I ate just a very small piece. I was so tired when we got home. I can't believe I stood and walked that whole time.  Spaz

I guess that's about it for news on my life right now. I'm gonna go spend some time with my lil man. Have a great day!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Thursday, May 4, 2006

Block Parties

I don't know how others feel about these so called block parties during summer month's, but I do not look forward to them. Yesterday I found a notice on my front door, telling me to move my car by 9:am May 6th, cause there's gonna be a block party on that day from 8:am til 8:30pm. Ok, fine you want to have a party why not do it in your yard? Or in one of your neighbor's. I always thought a block party was that everyone got together, made all sorts of foods, set up tables together, had an area for dancing near the music table, an area designated to where the kids could ride their bikes or play games, an area to sit where everyone could talk and get to know each other. But this is how these neighbors of mine have a block party. They rope off both ends of the block, put a grill in their front yard and a stereo with the most awful language rap music, something that children should not be listening too. They don't talk to neighbors, and they let their kids ride their bikes in the street. To me that is an invitation for problems to arise. It's like your saying, go ahead kids ride your bike in the street! And May 6th I think is a little too early for this so called block party. Is'nt that a summer thing? Here's what I deal with during these dag on block parties. I have to keep my windows closed cause of all the music and bad language, and there's not just one stereo going, there's 10 or 15 going at same time blasting this awful music. People start their arguing, and cursing at each other because they've been drinking all day, then on occassions they fight. Two years ago a 17 year old boy was shot in the chest and killed right outside the front of my house. When did it happen? At one of these so called block parties. He was shot by a neighbors 15 yr old son, told to do so by his mother because her husband was in fight with this 17yr old boy father. He got in the way trying to break up the fight and was shot and killed instantly. You'd think these neighbors would of learned a valuable lesson from this, but they did'nt, the partying still goes on. Having a 4yr old daughter, I will not allow her to take part in any of this. I won't allow her to play in the street or hear the cursing and see the fighting and drinking going on, or listen to that so called rap music with all the cursing in it. Sorry but I care what goes on around my child, and I don't want to lose her, whether it be from a gunshot or a car running her over. She's the most precious gift from God, and I'll show him my thanks by keeping her safe!!!!

Tuesday, May 2, 2006

More Problem's

Well, went to the oral surgeon today. Found out since I've recently had Chemo and Radiation treatments there could be complications with extraction of my teeth. Dr. Sicilia informed me that I could lose my jaw due to the treatments. If he started pulling teeth it could shatter my jaw. So now he has to speak with my cancer doctor and the radiation doctor so he can find out just how high the levels of treatment were. Because if they were too high I will have to be admitted into the hospital to have the extractions done. In the meantime I'm on Pennicillin for the next 10 days, 2000mg a day. He says there's an infection in my jaw that has spread up my cheek into my right eye. He tells me a mouth infection will travel to the hottest spot of your body, which is your brain. So this one was up to my eye. He also gave me a prescription for Amoxicillin. There's 4 pills totaling 2000mg that I have to take one hour before the teeth are removed. It never fails with me. I get hit with whoppers of illnesses. Slight cold, nope not me I get phnuemonia, that's how it's been for about 20 years now. Part of getting old? Who knows! So, now I have to wait until something is decided by these three doctor's. He said maybe by the end of the week a decision will be made on what is the best way to remove these teeth. I sure hope so, cause I hate the waiting. Well, on a happier note, I'm home alone right now. Hubby is downstairs at our friend Joe's watching a movie having a few beers and my Rebecca is over her big sister Emma's for a sleepover. She's only done this once before, and she was fine with it. It was me that was a nervous wreck. But today Rebecca and Marissa got together and decided they wanted to have a sleepover, so My hubby Jim drove her down the street to my other daughter's for the sleepover. She said I packed my things Mommy for my sleepover. Yea, ok I found toys, jacks, markers, hair ribbons and her rubber frogs. Where was the clothes?, I asked her. She says I'll wear Marissa's, lol. OK my daughter is 42 pounds, Marissa is 98 pounds, don't think they fit, lol. So, I packed her a bag, which PJ's, socks, change of clothes, and under clothes also and off she went with Daddy to her sister's. So, now I'm bored, lol. This time of night I'm usually getting her ready for bed. Telling her a story and tucking her in. But she's having fun, so that's all that matters, right? She'll have her sister bring her home tomorrow morning, then she'll be all over me with hugs saying I missed you Mommy. And I'll love every hug too!