Monday, December 29, 2008

Good evening. Oh wait it's after midnight, so I guess it is good morning, lol. Oh well whatever it is........Hello. I am sitting up babysitting. Dan & Emma are out and will probably be home in a couple hours. Jim and Rebecca, Marissa, Daniel are sleeping. The baby Adrianna is wide awake. She woke up at 11pm. I changed her, dressed her in her jammies, fed her the cereal Emma gives her a night, and now she is in her pack n play here next to me. She'll be getting a warm bottle of formula soon. She is 15 months old now, and the pediatrician said her weight doesn't match her height. She is 20lbs 3 oz. When you hold her she still feels like an infant in your arms, but a long one, lol. So, Emma was advised to keep her on formula until 18mos maybe even until she turns 2yrs old. I went to the doctor's to pick up my slips for the tests he wants done again. He wants more views of the left breast and an ultrasound done of it also. I have to call tomorrow and make the appointments to have these tests done. January 5th I see my doctor again, and will be getting more bloodwork done. I feel like a pin cushion/guinea pig, lol. I had another of those leg jerking episodes tonight. I know now when there coming. My left arm will get a heavy feeling and do a few tiny twitches, then the leg starts bending and jerking uncontrolably for at least 30 seconds, no more then 45 seconds. I hold on and just let it pass. It only happens when I am standing.
I realize I haven't made a proper thank you to those of you who sent cards this christmas to me and my family. I promise I will do that. Problem is they are hung up over and down the doorway and I can't lift my arms without getting dizzy to read them. So, I have to wait until Emma takes them down.
I have a lil vent here I wanna make. It is about my granddaughter Marissa's paternal grandparents. Dan is not Marissa's biological father, he is her stepfather. But in his eyes and all of ours Dan is Daddy to her and always will be. The biological father lives in another state, remarried with another family. His parents live right over in New Jersey, just 5 minutes from the bridge from where we live. The grandfather has not seen, called, held, or bought Marissa a gift or sent a card since she was 2 years old. The grandmother has not seen Marissa in almost 2 years. The last time she came to visit Marissa asked her who she was. Now is that pathetic or what? This year she received no cards, no gifts from either one again for her birthday or for christmas. My granddaughter does not need to be forgotten like this. She is a beautiful happy smart little girl and deserves to have family in her life. But you know it's not just Marissa's loss, it is their loss too, and my gain cause I get to have her to myself, heehee, but I do share with Dan's mom. lol.
Ok, I guess I have written enough here. I'm gonna go in pogo for a while and play some canasta. Have a great week all and a wonderful new year.
CINDy xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Saturday, December 27, 2008

So sorry I didn't get back here last night to make an entry. I was just so tired, so off to bed I went. Well, let's see, where do I start? Christmas eve morning at 8:45 I got a call from my doctor concerning the results of my mammogram. They see something suspicious in my left breast and cannot tell if it is a tumor or a cyst, so he wants another mammogram of the left breast done. It has me worried a little, well it has me worried alot, because history of breast cancer in my family has proved deadly. Every woman in my family who was diagnosed with it has died. I beat my Hodgekins Lymphoma, so I am hoping if this lump is breast cancer I can beat it too. Please keep me in your prayers.

Later that day I went and finished my shopping. Let me tell you, people go crazy over the most stupid toys. Two women were fighting right in the toy isle over a Barney doll. It didn't talk, dance, sing or move at all, but they both wanted it. The knocked a huge display of perfumes and colognes all over the floor. Needless to say I hurried and got in line at the cash register while everyone else ran to see the fight. I then drove to Burger King and bought myself a crispy chicken sandwich from their dollar menu. It's a very tasty sandwich too. Later after the kids ate dinner and were sound asleep in their beds, Emma and I wrapped over 300 gifts, I think maybe it was close to 400 gifts. These children got everything they wanted, plus some. The looks on their faces made staying up til 3am wrapping worth it, lol. I took pictures, I just have to download them.

Christmas day was great. The kids sang Happy Birthday to Jesus, then opened their gifts. Emma and I and Dan and Jim all pitched in and cooked dinner. We made 2 hams, rolled turkey stuffed with homemade stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, baked yams, homemade coleslaw, cranberry sauce, corn, greenbeans, deviled eggs, wheat rolls. 7 pots of coffee was brewed. There was dan & Emma and their 3 kids, Jim and I and Rebecca, Dan's mom, 3 of his brothers, 3 nephews and girlfriends, a friend and his mom and girlfriend, plus 2 other kids totaling 23 people. It was a long day for sure. I was so happy to put the kids to bed, because shortly after that's what I did, was go to bed, lol.

Well, the kids don't go back to school until January 5th. They've been good though, keeping busy playing with their toys, laptops and Rebecca goes outside to play with her scooter. The girls are in my room watching tv, Daniel and Adrianna are down for a nap. Dan is resting on the couch watching tv and Jim is in the kitchen. Emma went to go get a tan and to grocery store.

I guess that is about all there i to write about so I will go now. Take care, stay safe , and have a wonderful New Year.

LOVE TO ALL..............................................CINDY

Friday, December 26, 2008


.....your contract of friendship has been renewed for the New Year 2009! My Wish for You in 2009 May peace break into your house and may thieves come to steal your debts. May the pockets of your jeans become a magnet for $100 bills. May love stick to your face like Vaseline and may laughter assault your lips! May your clothes smell of success like smoking tires and may happiness slap you across the face and may your tears be that of joy. May the problems you had forget your home address! In simple words ............ May 2009 be the best year of your life

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Is it just me or did christmas come to fast this year? I always say I am going to start my shopping during the summer, but do I? Noooooo, I don't. I always end up waiting until the last minute. Emma says we're getting a tree this weekend. She always gets a real tree, I like artificial tree's, less mess, lol.I have a few more people to buy for and the shopping is done. Then I have to wrap everything I bought, and I do not like to wrap. I love the above graphic. There's just something beautiful about black and white pictures. I just wish it said Merry Christmas instead of Season's Greetings.

Well, the past week we've had one or the other, sometimes all 3 of rain, sleet, snow. Is it summer yet, or even spring? I am so ready for warm weather again. I am not a winter person, lol.

Yesterday was report card conferences with the teachers. I am very proud to say Rebecca got all A's and Marissa got A's and B's. Marissa is reading at 1st grade level and doing 1st grade math, Rebecca is doing 2nd grade math and reading at 3rd grade level. I am so proud of them both. When Emma and I got home yesterday I made the girls an icecream sundae as a reward for their great work. Needless to say they were very happy about getting a sundae, . Above is the girl's school pics this year. Marissa didn't wear her school uniform, but Rebecca did.
Ok I saved this news for last. Yesterday I had my EMG. The doctor who did it said I have some nerve damage because alot of the nerves he shocked didn't even register on chart at all. The numbness and stinging in my leg, he wants to get an MRI and see what is going on. So he will make a report to my doctor about that. This morning I went and had my mammogram. Whew I am glad that was over. 8 pictures of each boob, wow. Now I have to make an appt at the gyno for a paptest. I really hate getting those. OK, now the results of Catscan. It showed blood from heart pumps a little slow, he said start taking baby aspirin again. And it showed I have a small hernia behind belly button, not serious enough to worry about. And it also showed........I AM CANCER FREE,,,,,,,,WOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. I am so happy. I was so scared. My husband Jim was worried, everyone was worried. But I'm ok, and I have all of you with your kind thoughts and prayers for me to thank. You all rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now if the mammogram comes back clean and the paptest, I will be one happy camper. So please keep those prayers coming ok. Their working. Well, I just took my bedtime pill, so I am going to go play in pogo a bit, before the sandman comes knocking. Take care, keep well and have a very Merry Christmas.

Sunday, December 14, 2008


So, much has happened and will be happening, that I have had to keep it all written down so not to forget any of it. Since I started back to the doctor's I have had blood work done, ultra sound of my heart, and yesterday a Cat Scan to see if my cancer has returned. Catscan results will be ready by end of week. Ultrasound of heart showed something wrong, doctor could only te4ll me my heart isn't beating at a regular beat. Said results will show what is wrong, so we're waiting for that report. This tuesday I'm being electricuted with an EMG Test and wednesday I'm going to have my boobs flattened like a pancake. Nurse Kratchet at cat scan couldn't find a vein and poked my right arm 3 times, so had to call in an ER nurse to get a vein. She got one on top of my hand to inject the dye into me. Also had to drink a quart of this horrible tasting stuff, man it was awful, yuck!!!!!!!!!!! Today both my legs went numb on me and I fell twice. Both arms also went numb, with slight pin needle sensations stabbing me in left side of chest. Oh the wonders of growing old, huh? Not only am I stressed out to the "T" but I am a nervous wreck and worried big time. Is my heart dieing, is my cancer back, will mammogram show something wrong? Needless to say I am doing alot of thinking and a whole lot of praying over all this. Am I scared? Yes, I am terrified it's all going to be bad news. I am now on BP meds, water pill, antidepressant and cholesterol/sugar pill.
On a good note, I'd like to thank LisaJo, Jeannette & her hubby Mike, Nancy, Lisa, Sybil, Missie for the lovely christmas cards I have received over the past week. Thank you so much, each one means so much to me. I hope and pray you all have a wonderful christmas and an even better new year. I will keep you updated on what's happening with me.
GOOD NIGHT AND GOD BLESS EACH OF YOU..................Cindy xoxoxo

Too Funny

Bullshit and Brilliance A wealthy old lady decides to go on a photo safari in Africa , taking her faithful aged poodle named Cuddles, along for the company. One day the poodle starts chasing butterflies and before long, Cuddles discovers that he's lost. Wandering about, he notices a leopard heading rapidly in his direction with the intention of having lunch. The old poodle thinks, 'Oh, oh! I'm in deep doo-doo now!' Noticing some bones on the ground close by, he immediately settles down to chew on the bones with his back to the approaching cat. Just as the leopard is about to leap the old poodle exclaims loudly, 'Boy, that was one delicious leopard! I wonder if there are any more around here?' Hearing this, the young leopard halts his attack in mid-strike, a look of terror comes over him and he slinks away into the trees. 'Whew!' says the leopard, 'That was close! That old poodle nearly had me!' Meanwhile, a monkey who had been watching the whole scene from a nearby tree, figures he can put this knowledge to good use and trade it for protection from the leopard. So off he goes, but the old poodle sees him heading after the leopard with great speed, and figures that something must be up. The monkey soon catches up with the leopard, spills the beans and strikes a deal for himself with the leopard. The young leopard is furious at being made a fool of and says, 'Here, monkey, hop on my back and see what's going to happen to that conniving canine! Now, the old poodle sees the leopard coming with the monkey on his back and <>thinks, 'What am I going to do now?', but instead of running, the dog sits down with his back to his attackers, pretending h e hasn't seen them yet, and just when they get close enough to hear, the old poodle says. 'Where's that damn monkey? I sent him off an hour ago to bring me another leopard! Moral of this story.... Don't mess with old farts...age and treachery will always overcome youth and skill! Bullshit and brilliance only come with age and experience. If you don't send this to three 'old' friends right away there will be three fewer people laughing in the world. I am in no way insinuating that any of you are old, some are just more youthfully challenged.You did notice the size of the print?

Too Funny

Bullshit and Brilliance A wealthy old lady decides to go on a photo safari in Africa , taking her faithful aged poodle named Cuddles, along for the company. One day the poodle starts chasing butterflies and before long, Cuddles discovers that he's lost. Wandering about, he notices a leopard heading rapidly in his direction with the intention of having lunch. The old poodle thinks, 'Oh, oh! I'm in deep doo-doo now!' Noticing some bones on the ground close by, he immediately settles down to chew on the bones with his back to the approaching cat. Just as the leopard is about to leap the old poodle exclaims loudly, 'Boy, that was one delicious leopard! I wonder if there are any more around here?' Hearing this, the young leopard halts his attack in mid-strike, a look of terror comes over him and he slinks away into the trees. 'Whew!' says the leopard, 'That was close! That old poodle nearly had me!' Meanwhile, a monkey who had been watching the whole scene from a nearby tree, figures he can put this knowledge to good use and trade it for protection from the leopard. So off he goes, but the old poodle sees him heading after the leopard with great speed, and figures that something must be up. The monkey soon catches up with the leopard, spills the beans and strikes a deal for himself with the leopard. The young leopard is furious at being made a fool of and says, 'Here, monkey, hop on my back and see what's going to happen to that conniving canine! Now, the old poodle sees the leopard coming with the monkey on his back and <>thinks, 'What am I going to do now?', but instead of running, the dog sits down with his back to his attackers, pretending h e hasn't seen them yet, and just when they get close enough to hear, the old poodle says. 'Where's that damn monkey? I sent him off an hour ago to bring me another leopard! Moral of this story.... Don't mess with old farts...age and treachery will always overcome youth and skill! Bullshit and brilliance only come with age and experience. If you don't send this to three 'old' friends right away there will be three fewer people laughing in the world. I am in no way insinuating that any of you are old, some are just more youthfully challenged.You did notice the size of the print?

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The doctor called me yesterday with results of my blood work. My cholesterol level is higher then it was 2 years ago, and my triglycerides are up. He gave me a prescription for a generic form of Zocor. It will lower both hopefully, at least thats what it says it will do. He's gonna check my blood work again in a month.
Today I went and had my ultrasound done of my heart. All she would tell me was there's no fluid build up and nothing is leaking and my doctor will have a complete report by friday. Which is good because I have an appointment with him on friday. Then the 16th I go and have an EKG. On the 17th Emma and I are going to the cemetary to visit her son/my grandsons grave. He would of been 10 years old had he lived. God had other plans for him though and called our lil Michael back to heaven. He never got to take a breathe of air outside Emma's womb, but when I held that 9lb 5oz baby boy in my arms looked into his face and kissed his cheeks, my heart melted with love for that precious baby and to this day I couldn't love him anymore then I already do. May he always rest in peace in God's loving arms.
Well, I am going to go and take a shower now. Then take the generic zocor pill and go to bed. It says it can cause drowziness. Well let me tell you, it sure does. It knocked me out and I didn't get up until 8am this morning, and the girls had to be at school at 8:24. Guess what? They got there at 8:22, lol. I think I broke my own record, lol. Well, I'd better go now and get my shower. Have a great evening and week.


Something to think about

There comes a point in your life when you realize
who matters,
who never did,
who won't anymore...
and who always will.
So, don't worry about people from your past,
there's a reason why they didn't make it to your future.

'Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.' A sharp tongue can cut my own throat. If I want my dreams to come true, I mustn't oversleep. Of all the things I wear, my expression is the most important.
The best vitamin for making friends..... B1. The happiness of my life depends on the quality of my thoughts. The heaviest thing I can carry is a grudge. One thing I can give and still my word. If I lack the courage to start, I have already finished. One thing I can't recycle is wasted time. Ideas won't work unless ' I ' do. My mind is like a functions only when open. The 10 commandments are not a multiple choice. The pursuit of happiness is the chase of a lifetime! It is never too late to become what I might have been. Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right.. Forget about the one's who don't. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Doctor, snow, pervert

Just thought I'd drop in a while, say hello to you all and let you know what has been happening. I went to the doctor's on friday. I was there almost 2 hours. Got weighed (gained) had blood pressure check, 110/88, bottom number too high for dentist to pull teeth. He wants bottom number under 80, grrrrrr. Lots of tubes of blood taken, doctor took the blood himself instead of getting nurse to do it. He gave me a prescription for the Lexapro that I have been taking, plus a prescription for Lazic which I take 1 a day along with a big glass of orange juice. I go back on Dec 9th for an EKG, the on 12th for an ultra sound of my heart, and on the 16th for a nerve test. And I am scheduled to go into the hospital for a pet scan to check and see if cancer is back and for the swelling on right side of my head. Also have to go and have a mammogram and pap smear next month. I told him about my shortness of breath and he listened to my lungs and said they sound great. That was good to hear. So hopefully within the next few weeks we find out what is going on in my body.
It is snowing here right now. Suppose to get about an inch. That's too much for me, lol. Hate snow, I really do. I'd rather live on a tropical island where it's warm during the day and cool at night so I could sleep, lol.
Dan and Emma took the kids (Rebecca,Marissa,Daniel) out today to a heated tents flea market. Well Dan had to go report a pervert. This man kept staring at Rebecca and Marissa, following them everywhere, just staring, and then showing his teeth and snapping with his mouth at them. The cop said they got another report from someone about the same man, but until he physically touch or grabbed onne of the girls they couldn't do anything to the man. My Emma wanted to use her karate on the guy, lol. Sick people in this world.
Jim and I went christmas shopping at Big Lots. Man I love that store. We spent 175.00, but I am now almost done. I just need something for Dan and Emma, Rebecca wants socks, lol and I have to get Adrianna a carseat. She's outgrowing her baby one, sniff, sniff. We took Adrianna shopping with us. Of course her poppop got her an Elmo guitar, and she loves it.
I've been doing my christmas cards today, for those of you I have an address for. If you've never sent me your address and want to exchange cards with me email me at

I've been trying to get to all your journals. There's so many I have lost touch with since aohell booted us all out of jland. Couldn't they of waited until after the holidays, jeez. Well, it's going on 11:30 and I am tired. Before I forget, thank you Missie for the lovely card I received in mail. Yours will be in post office monday morning when I go check the mail. Also I wanted to ask you all a favor. Dan, my sil says he gets no good email. Could you if you have the time email him once in a while even just to say hi, or send him a funny joke or something and make him happy. Thank you so much if you can.
I'd better go. Take care, enjoy the rest of your weekend.
May God bless each and every one of you.


Sunday, November 30, 2008

My Thanksgiving

I'm getting pretty bad in keeping up here and with other's blogs and I am so very sorry about that. It seems like something is always going on and I can't get to the computer. Anyways, I will try to get caught up this week, when the girls go back to school.
My thanksgiving was nice. Just a small family dinner with Dan's mom attending. None of his brother's wanted to come. But we had a big dinner. I fixed a 20lb turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, baked yams, green beans, cranberry sauce, coleslaw, and we had pumpkin pie with cool whip afterwards. I was so tired after dinner, I put the kids to bed and layed down myself at 8pm. I woke up at 2am and stayed up til 6:30am. Emma and I were going to go shopping at 4am, but she looked so peaceful sleeping, I didn't wake her. Instead we went shopping at noon at Target. My gosh was is crowded. Emma and I sat and had lunch first. We hadn't eatten and I was pretty hungry. So for 5.49 each we got a combo of 20oz drink, personnel pan pizza and 3 breadsticks with dipping sauce from the pizza hut there. I must say it was excellent too. So afterwards we start shopping. I bought Rebecca a Barbie VTech Laptop, scooter, giant horse and a huge doll that goes with it. She still wants barbies and socks. I read her letter to santa, lol. She asked for socks, lol. I'll get her all kinds of colors in them. So, I'm shopping away, and all of a sudden I hear a bunch of yelling and people are running. Then I hear my daughter Emma yelling......Mom. So I turn towards her and she is yelling stay there mom, don't move, and she comes over to me. She said there was a fight in the stuffed toy isle. Two women were beating each other up with their purses and throwing each other down, one of the women was bleeding. What were they fighting about? ELMO!!!!!!!!!!! One of the women wouldn't move so the other could get the doll and someone grabbed it. Needless to say no one got to keep their shopping carts of purchases they wanted to make, because both women were escorted out of the store. Emma and I finished our shopping and left.
Well, dinner is just about ready, but the coffee is done now, so in I go to get me a cup before Emma says it's ready. Take care, enjoy your week.

LOVE YA..........................CINDY

Monday, November 24, 2008

Gotta love this one, lol

EXERCISE FOR PEOPLE OVER 40> Begin by standing on a comfortable surface where you haveplenty of room at each side. With a 5-lb. potato sack in eachhand, extend your arms straight out from your sides, and holdthem there as long as you can. Try to reach a full minute, andthen relax. Each day you'll find that you can hold this position for just abit longer. After a couple weeks, move up to 10-lb. potato sacks. Then try 50-lb.potato sacks. Then eventually try to get to where you can lift a 100-lb. potato sack in each hand, and hold your arms straight for
morethan a full minute. (I'm at this level.) After you feel confident at that level, put a potato in each of thesacks.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Life goes on

It's been almost 2 weeks since I wrote here? I'd better get you all updated huh. Well, let's see. Dan spent 8 days in the hospital, and let me tell you those 8 days were so worth it. He is so much better. He found out all his pain and suicidal thoughts were caused from the medication he is on. They switched his doses, gave him stronger pain meds and he is a new man. He still is in pain, but instead of pain level being a 10, it's down to a 2, which is great. He now takes 20mg oxycodone 4 to 6 times a day, and a morphine pill 4 to 6 times a day. He can't lift, run, jog or anything like that, but he walks better. The kids are so glad he is home, especially Daniel. He had a hard time the first few days adjusting to not having his daddy tuck him in at night. So, it was mommom to the rescue. I printed out a pic of Dan, taped it next to Daniel's bed and every night he'd kiss daddy's picture and say I love you daddy, sweet dreams. I swear that lil boy melts my heart. We have nasty colds going around now. Marissa had one last week, and missed a day of school due to it, now this week the baby has got herself a real doozey of a cold and I think Emma is coming down with a cold now too. The baby and Emma are both sleeping right now. Jim and Dan are out to breakfast along with the girls and Daniel. It is daddy daughter day on sundays. Rebecca wanted Daniel to go too, so the 5 of them are at the Clown House having breakfast. I love that place. You order a big breakfast for $5.95 and you get 2 pancakes, 2 eggs, fried potatoes, 2 sausage, 2 bacon, 2 slices of toast, glass orange juice and coffee. One of thos big breakfast will feed all 3 of the kids.
Well, the lady who hit my van is already driving around with her van fixed. Where's my van? In the shop still. Why? Cause we're waiting for her insurance company to issue the check for 1189.00 to the body shop so I can go pick up my van. It has been done for a week now. I have called and called GEICO to see what the hold up is and all I get is someones voice mail. Tomorrow the bodyshop is calling them. All I know is I better get my van back real soon, because now I'm starting to get upset.
The girls got their school pics back, and might I say they are so cute. I will scan them so I can show them to you later today. Emma doesn't get Marissa's pics done in school uniform, but I do. I want to see the uniform styles as each year passes. I've had to have Dan's mom fix Rebecca's uniforms. Her's were so big on her now that she's lost so much weight. She was 73 lbs now she is 61 lbs. She lost it because she isn't cooped up in a tiny apartment anymore. Here she has lots of room to run and play and their isn't a dozen or more snacks a day cause she was eatting out of boredom. I want to watch her now though. I don't want her losing anymore weight. Well, I now have all my health insurance cards, so tomorrow is the big day of making appointments. I always forget some of my symptoms when I get into doctor's office, so this time I wrote them all down, all 18 of the things that I have noticed wrong lately. Yes, 18 things wrong, that is not a good thing and I will be yelled at by all of my doctor's. The only part I hate about going is having to get the blood work done. Ever since the chemo my veins actually hurt and I do mean hurt. They collasp, explode. The only good vein is deep in the elbow bend of my right arm and man does it hurt when they try to get that needle in there to get blood. Well the family is back, so I'd better go. Hope everyone has a great holiday next week.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


I come here tonight worried. Yesterday my SIL was admitted into a mental hospital. Dan has not been himself since the fall last December and lately his mental health has gotten worse. He was talking suicide, and says the walls are bleeding, that blood is pouring down the walls. My Emma had no other choice but to call their lawyer and together with the doctor they had Dan admitted. He is in there under suicide watch. Emma knows one of Dan's older brothers (Howard) hung himself, so she wants to make sure Dan doesn't try anything. I have been praying about this since yesterday. Could you please send up a prayer or good thought for Dan. I haven't had much sleep the past week, so I am pretty tired. I promise to get to your blogs as soon as I can.

GOD BLESS.........................CINDY

Monday, November 10, 2008


A man in Jacksonville calls his son in San Diego the day before Thanksgiving and says, 'I hate to ruin your day, but I have to tell you that your mother and I are divorcing; forty-five years of misery is enough. 'Pop, what are you talking about?' the shocked son replies. We can't stand the sight of each other any longer,' the father says. 'We're sick of each other, and I'm sick of talking about this, so you call your sister in Denver and tell her.' Frantic, the son calls his sister, who explodes on the phone. 'Like heck they're getting divorced,' she shouts, 'I'll take care of this.' She calls Jacksonville immediately, and screams at her father, 'You are NOT getting divorced. Don't do a single thing until I get there. I'm calling my brother back, and we'll both be there tomorrow. Until then,don't do a thing, DO YOU HEAR ME?' and hangs up. Dad hangs up and turns to his wife. 'Okay,' he says, 'they're coming for Thanksgiving and paying their own way.'

Thank you Poppop Bill!!!!!!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

A thank you goes out to those who corrected my spelling on my business cards, and thank you to Sugar for her idea on putting my title in front of my name. I have contacted the company and my cards will be corrected.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

One of my dreams has come true.

It has been a while since I last posted. Life here has been so busy lately. Then I have to fight with everyone to get off the computer so I can use it. I've also been ill with a bad case of bronchitis. I've coughed so much I pulled muscles in my chest. I really hate being sick. All the kids were down with colds, so I expect they passed them on to me. We had to get a new keyboard. The old one was gross and the keys were sticking. Things are actually now slightly normal around here, that is if there is a normal, lol.

We finally got our insurance cards. I am so glad. Monday I will be on the phone making my appointments to my family doctor, cancer doctor and dentist. I'll get yelled at by all of them, lol. It'll be lots of blood work, most likely another petscan, and more teeth pulled, wooohoooooo I can't wait, NOT, lol.

My van goes into the shop on monday. The lady who hit my van caused 1189.00 in damages. I can see how she hit it though. It was very foggy, thick fog, and her defoggers hadn't done the job they should of done.

Ok, now I have to tell you what I have been doing. It has always been a dream of mine to become a minister. So for the past few month's I have really been getting into i, reading up on it, learning my bible all over again. And I am happy to announce that as of yesterday November 7, 2008, I am now an ordained minister. I feel so good about it. I cannot wait to get started. Well, Jim said for me to et ready he is taking me to staples. Above is my cards I ordered. Well, I'm getting the "Aren't you ready yet look", so I'd better go now. I hope everyone is having a great weekend. I'll be reading some blogs tonight after the kids go to bed.

Sunday, October 26, 2008


I don't know how I did it, but I was trying to add my jland journal's to this blogger one at a time. But it added them all at once, wow, that made my day for sure. Now if I can only figure out how to put things on my sidebar, I'd be happy. Today is sunday, the Eagles are kicking butt, the 2 babies are sleeping, and I am making Pepperonni bread with a dipping sauce and a salad for Dan's birthday dinner. My SIL is 44 today. Strange having a sil only 3 years younger then me, lol. But hey I wouldn't have it any other way. I must say he is the perfect SIL.

Jim had to fix a flat tire on Dan's car this morning. He plugged it and filled it with air, so their good to go for a couple days. Tuesday their getting 4 new tires put on the car. They need them anyways, their's are looking dry rotted.

Friday morning I had just gotten up and we hear a crash. Emma goes outside and finds a lady looking around. It seems her windshield was too foggy and she didn't see my van when it was parked, and smashed into the back of it. So in slippers, and bathrobe, hair all wild, no coffee in me yet I have to go outside get papers from glove box, and wait about 45 minutes for a cop. The woman's insurance is paying for the repairs. Her car repairs will cost more, her fender is really dented, flat tire and now her insurance will go up. I have to call her insurance company tomorrow and make an appointment to get my van fixed. There's my van above. I can't get it to go after the last sentence, grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
Ok, I'm gonna go for now, and see about dinner. I'll write again soon.
Love ya all.....................Cindy

Sunday, October 5, 2008

My Blogger

I want to thank those who let me know I had went to the wrong blog thingy. I went to the blogger one and I figured a couple things out so far. So here is my new blogger addy.

I hope it's the right one now, lol.






I LOVE YA'S..............CINDY

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

It's me again

 Hello my friends. Just thought I'd pop in for a while and see how all are doing. I am ok, just tired. Emma and Dan got home around 2:am. They were laughing and smiling and said they had a really nice evening out together. I am so glad, they needed it. They went to dinner and to a movie. It was still early so they decided to go to a meeting. Meeting being an AA meeting. They've both been clean and sober for many years now and I am very proud of them. But it was so funny, they had a chance to go out and do anything they wanted and they didn't know what else to do, so a meeting they went too, lol. I went to bed around 2:30 and was back up at 6:am. Had me a cup of coffee, checked some email and went back to bed at 7:am. Jim woke me up at 10:45 for coffee. At 1:30 Jim and Dan are taking Rebecca, Marissa and Daniel to the movies. I think their going to see something called Egor or Eyore, something like that. That will leave just Emma and I and the baby home, wooooohoooooooo. I think I will give myself a pedicure and paint my toe nails. Something I haven't done in a while. Then I'm gonna wash the linens off the beds, lol. Jim has off work today. There wasn't enough jobs scheduled for everyone, so 2 guys were told to stay home today. But Jim has to work saturday, so that will make up for today.

Jim's Dad is home from the hospital. He is weak and has to walk with a walker, but he's eatting now. He can't walk up or down steps yet. A physical therapist comes to the house a few times a week to excercise his legs with him. He said to give him 2 weeks to gain his strength back and then we can bring all the kids to see him and he'll be strong enough to hold the baby. You can't bring a baby into the house without Jim's Dad holding it. He says baby's are good medicine.

Jim finally got his tool box and rifle from Joe's. They got it sunday. Jim kept the top part of the toolbox and gave Dan's brother Michael the bottom part. He loves it. He'll be locking all his tools up from now on. Joe said hi to Jim but that was about it. Well, I guess that is about it for now. I'm going to go get dressed, fix myself something to eat and do up their breakfast dishes. Then I will work on this Blog thing. I might be shouting out for some help to you all, lol. So enjoy your day, keep well and I'll see ya again soon.

LOVE TO ALL........................CINDY

Thank you Sugar for the Hi tag above.


Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Screwing us again

There getting rid of our journals? All the hard work we did to make our journals what they are, and all the friends we've made are gonna be gone at the end of the month? WHY? Why can't they just leave well enough alone? JLand is my home away from home, my sanity. I am going to be lost without it, I have seen some of you have this blog thingy. I will try to make one also.

Well, the kids are all asleep, Jim is on his way to bed, and I sent Dan and Emma out for a while. They needed some alone time. So they went out to dinner and a movie. Dan has to go get a Mylogram done friday. Hopefully they find out what is wrong with his back and can fix it. He is in so much pain.The percosets and Oxycodone and the Tens unit that sends electric shock pulses into his spine doesn't work for him anymore. The pain is so bad he shakes terribly. Emma is in pain with her broken hand. She feels bad that I have to do everything, but hey she took care of me when I had surgery and went through chemo and radiation. I admit it is alot on me. This body gets tired and hurts and it takes me a while to get things done, but they get done and all are cared for. The girls are doing very well in school. Rebecca got an A on her spelling test and an A on her language test. I am so proud of her. Marissa hasn't had any tests yet. To me her teacher is slow. I guess I will go now. I wanna play in pogo for a while. Hope all is well.

LOVE TO ALL............................CINDY

Friday, September 26, 2008


This will touch your heart.
Here is a true story about a
nine year old boy who lived in a rural town in Tennessee ..
His house was in a poor area of the community.

A church had a bus ministry that came knocking on his door one afternoon.
The kid came to answer the door and greeted the bus pastor.
The bus pastor asked if his parents were home and the
small boy told him that his parents take off every weekend and leave him at
home to take care of his little brother. The bus pastor couldn't believe what
the kid said and asked him to repeat it.

The youngster gave the same answer and the bus pastor asked to come in and talk with him.
They went into the living room and sat down on an old couch with the foam and springs

The bus pastor asked the kid, 'Where do you go to church? The
young boy surprised the visitor by replying, 'I've never been to church in my
whole life.'

The bus pastor thought to himself about the fact that his
church was less than three miles from the child's house. 'Are you sure you
have never been to church?' he asked again. 'I sure haven't', came his answer.

Then the bus pastor said, Well, son, more important than going to
church, have you ever heard the greatest love story ever told?' and then
he proceeded to share the Gospel with this little nine year old boy. The young
lad's heartbegan to be tenderi zed and at the end of the bus pastor's
story the bus pastor asked if the boy wanted to receive this free gift from God.

The youngster exclaimed, 'You bet!'
The kid and the bus pastor got on their knees and the lad invited Jesus into his little heart and
received the free gift of salvation. They both stood up and the bus pastor
asked if he could pick the kid up for church the next morning. 'Sure,'
the nine old replied.

The bus pastor got to the house early the next
morning and found the lights off. He let himself in and snaked his way through
the house and found the little boy asleep in his bed. He woke up the little
boy and his brother and helped get them dressed. They got on the bus and ate a
donut for breakfast on their way to church. Keep in mind that this boy had
never been to church before. The church was a real big one. The little kid
just sat there, clueless of what was going on

A few minutes into the servi ce these tall unhappy guys walked down to the front and picked up some wooden plates. One of the men prayed and the kid with utter fascination
watched them walk up and down the aisles. He still didn't know what was going on.

All of a sudden like a bolt of lightning it hit the kid what was taking
place. These people must be giving money to Jesus. He then reflected on the
free gift of life he had received just twenty-four hours earlier. He
immediately searched his pockets, front and back, and couldn't find a thing to
give Jesus. By this time the offering plate was being passed down his aisle
and with a broken heart he just grabbed the plate and held on to it. He
finally let go and watched it pass on down the aisle. He turned around to see
it passed down the aisle behind him. And then his eyes remained glued
on the plate as it was passed back and forth, b ack and forth all the way to the
rear of the sanctuary.

Then he had an idea.

This little nine year old boy, in front of God and everybody, got up out of his seat. He walked about
eight rows back, grabbed the usher by the coat and asked to hold the plate one
more time. Then he did the most astounding thing I have ever heard of. He took
the plate, sat it on the carpeted church floor and stepped into the center of
it. As he stood there, he lifted his little head up and said, 'Jesus, I don't
have anything to give you today, but just me. I give you me!'

I do love Jesus. He is my source of existence and my Savior. He keeps me
functioning each and everyday. Without Him, I will be nothing. Without Him, I
am nothing. With Him I can do all things.
Phil 4:13

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Where to start?

I am so sorry I didn't get back here yesterday and write a proper entry. I won't go into any details of how it happened, but I will tell you my oldest, Emma thought she was Mike Tyson and punched a door. So what happened? She broke her hand in numerous places and has some internal bleeding in it also. They wrapped it, gave her a prescription for percosets and the name of a specialist, which is where she is now. The hospital said she may need surgery on her hand and will have to wear a cast for 8 to 12 weeks. Won't she love that, lol. NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She did learn a valuable lesson tho, lol.

Emma and her Dad.

Even with a broken hand, she wasn't gonna give up on a night out with her daddy. Jim had tickets to the Phillies vs Atlanta Braves game last night, and he promised Emma she could go. Even though the phillies lost by a score of 4-10 Braves they still had a good time. Emma got someone to take their picture.

At the game. Jim had to wear a name tag because the company he works for sponsered a trip there for all the employees who work at Glass Max. They each got a t-shirt to wear also.

There's the stadium in the back ground. The round looking place.

And here's the Braves kicking the Phillies butts, lol. We'll get ya next time Atlanta, hahaha.

I was so disappointed on Rebecca's birthday. Can you believe all who said they were coming, never showed up? Nope no one came. I was so depressed. But it didn't seem to bother the kids. They loved dinner, loved that icecream cake, and really loved all the balloons and noise makers and goodie bags. She loves her telescope and is fasinated with the moon. She reads anything and everything about the moon.

Then the following weekend it was Adrianna's birthday. The only person's who showed up were Mr. Jim and Rebecca's teacher from kindergarten Phylis. None of the uncles or cousin's or Dan's mom came to Adrianna's first birthday. Phylis and Jim couldn't make it for Rebecca's birthday, but they gave her a card with 50.00 in it and also a card for Adrianna with 50.00.

She started to cry cause icing dirtied her hand, lol.

I think she's having a happy birthday.

Well, Emma's home wearing a bright pink cast. She has to go back in 4 weeks, then they'll know whether or not she needs surgery. In the mean time I am very busy now doing the cooking cleaning, watching babies, taking the girls back and forth to school, helping them with home work and home schooling Daniel getting him ready for pre-school next year. Busy, busy, busy, that's me. I will definately need a long vacation by the time Emma is healed and has her cast off, lol. Well, I am needed. Adrianna needs to be changed. I will try to get to journals as soon as I can. Please forgive me for not visiting. I miss hearing about all your lives. Take care of yourselves, and please know I love you all.

I went to send out a special thank you to Sugar who made this beautiful tag for Rebecca. Sugar thank you so much. Rebecca loves it.



Wednesday, September 24, 2008




THANK YOU...........................CINDY XOXO

Monday, September 15, 2008

A Funny from Poppop Bill

A Polish man moved to the USA and married an American girl.. Although his English was far from perfect they got along very well One day he rushed into a lawyer's office and asked him if he could arrange a divorce for him. The lawyer said that getting a divorce would depend on the circumstances. He asked him the following questions:
Have you any grounds?
Yes, an acre and half and nice little home.
No, I mean what is the foundation of this case?
It made of concrete.
I don't think you understand.  Does either of you have a real grudge?
No, we have carport, and not need one.
I mean. What are your relations like?
All my relations still in Poland .
Is there any infidelity in your marriage?
We have hi-fidelity stereo and good DVD player.
Does your wife beat you up?
No, I always up before her.
Is your wife a nagger?
No, she white.
Why do you want this divorce?
She going to kill me.
What makes you think that?
I got proof.
What kind of proof?
She going to poison me.  She buy a bottle at drugstore and put on shelf in bathroom.  I can read, and it say: 'Polish Remover'

Saturday, September 13, 2008





Today is a very special day. It is the day my baby girl turns 7 years old. On September 13, 2001 at 10:30am, I had a c-section and this baby was taken from my womb. She was perfect. 10 fingers and 10 toes, all pink and a little bald head. She is out with her daddy birthday shopping. He takes her out each year for her birthday. They went to breakfast also.

Tomorrow we will have her party. I asked her if she wanted pizza or hotdogs or taco party. Nope not my kid. She wanted a whole ham cooked on the grill, deviled eggs, pasta salad, baked beans and mini hotdogs baked in crescent rolls, lol. Is this normal for a 7yr old to want food such as this for her birthday? And of course there will be a Carvel icecream cake, cookies, juice, soda, coffee. Today I will go out and get her decorations, balloons, plates, cups and napkins. She wants the decor to be red and white. I'll dollar store those items and go to Party City for decorations and party favors and noise makers.

I am going to make this short. I promise to make another entry soon, complete with birthday pictures.


LOVE TO ALL..............CINDY


Friday, September 5, 2008







LOVE TO YOU ALL.......................CINDY 

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Good Morning

  How is everyone? I hope all are doing well this sunny warm sunday morning. The 4 kids and I are the only ones awake right now. Rebecca, Marissa and Daniel are watching Franklin on noggin and Adrianna is drinking a bottle I just made for her. Jim is still sleeping and so are Dan and Emma.

Well, we found out why Joe wanted us to move. He is gutting out my apartment remodeling it and putting the house up for sale. He's moving to Pittsburgh to be near to his older brother Michael. Now that his Mom is gone he doesn't have anything holding him back. What makes me so mad is that he is Rebecca's godfather and he has not called to talk to her at all. She was use to getting hugs and kisses everyday, he promised to take her shopping for new shoes then out to lunch and he hasn't. She's very confused. She asks me if Uncle Joe still loves her because she still loves him. My heart breaks for her. I can now never forgive him for what he is putting my little girl through.

Well, Adrianna was fussing. She needed a diaper change. Poor baby has a red hiney. Cleaner diaper and some balmex and she is fine now. She's in her walker running over the other kids feet, lol. She's getting so big. It's hard to believe she'll be a year old next month already. She can say dada, mama, botbot, hug, poppop, she sits up by herself. Mommom's baby girl is growing up, :( 

Dan and Emma and their 3 kids are going to dinner over to one of his co-workers today, so Jim and Rebecca and I have the house to ourselves. Maybe then I can get caught up on my journal readings. I think alerts are messed up, because I have only received about 4 or 5 alerts a day for the past week. Leave it to aohell to mess something up. Anyways I am looking forward to a quiet evening today. Having 4 kids in the house 24/7 can be a little too much for me. I do so much babysitting, that 1 day I week, I leave during the day just for about 2 hours. I go walk around the Dollar store, or go sit at the park and read. Being on the Lexapro is a big plus. I feel so much better, calmer. I feel like a real person, lol.

Well, I guess I will go now. The kids want breakfast, cinnamon toast. I hope your all having a nice weekend and enjoying this great weather we are having. Please keep in mind those who are in Florida. Hurricane Fay has done so much damage and taken so many lives. I hope their weather clears soon, so they can begin to rebuild their lives.

Love to all..................................CINDY

Saturday, August 23, 2008

To My Friends

This morning when the Lord opened a window to Heaven, HE saw me, and HE asked:
My child, what is your greatest wish for today?  

I  responded:
'Lord, please take care of the person who is reading this message, his/her family and his/her special friends. They deserve it and I love them very much.'

The Love of GOD is like the ocean, you can SEE its beginnings...
but NOT its end.

This message works on the day you receive it.
To some it may sound dumb, but the person who sent this to me was impressed with its timing...
Let us see if it is true.

ANGELS EXIST, but sometimes, since they don't all have wings, we call them FRIENDS, SUCH AS YOU.

Don't Mess With Granny


Here's a quote from a government employee who witnessed a recent interaction between an elderly woman and an antiwar protester in a Vancouver Skytrain station. There were protesters on the subway platform handing out pamphlets on the evils of Canada ..

I politely declined taking one.

An elderly woman was behind me getting off the escalator and a young (20-ish) female protester offered her a pamphlet, which she politely
The young protester put her hand on the old woman's shoulder as a gesture of friendship and in a very soft voice said, 'Lady, don't you care about the children of Iraq ?'


The old woman looked up at her and said, 'Honey, my father died in France during World War II, I lost my husband, an RCMP officer, in a violent shootout in Alberta , and now I've lost a grandson in Afghanistan .......
All three died so you could have the right to stand here and bad mouth our country.  If you touch me again, I'll stick this umbrella up your ass and open it.'

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

A little update

good morning For a few days now I have been trying to make an entry and a certain 4 kids keep bothering me, lol. After about 20 dozen trips to storage and here to Emma's we are finally moved. I am so glad to be out of that tiny apartment. The move though is only temporary. We will be getting a house or apartmeent real soon. Emma wants us to find a 4 bedroom house and all move into it together until Dan settles his lawsuits and buys 2 houses. This is all fine with me. I love being able to tuck my grandbabies into their beds at night, and here in the mornings when they wake up.

It is so beautiful outside today. Sunny, breezy, and so cool. It's 73 outside. The 3 older kids are outside playing, burning off some bottled energy they have stored in their bodies, lol. The baby is in her walker just having a good ol' time tossing her toys on the floor. Jim is at work, Dan is relaxing on the couch, and Emma took my van to go to post office and to get a tan. As for me I'm doing alot better. I have been on a diet now for 9 days and I can already feel the difference. Of course the medication I am taking helps by taking away my appetite. I'm on 10mg a day of Lexapro for depression. Emma says it is working for me cause I seem calmer and more relaxed. I do feel better, I must say that. I don't feel like driving off a bridge anymore. So it must be working for me. Well, Emma's home, no mail at post office except for a verification of my change of address. That's about it for now. I have turned on my alerts again but I guess aohell is still having problems because I haven't gotten but a few alerts. Hope all are well.

Love to all...............Cindy


Monday, August 11, 2008

Even though you can't see Him, GOD is there for yo U



Friday, August 8, 2008


I'm back. Will update soon.



Monday, August 4, 2008

She's settling in

Hi everyone :)

Angie here, just wanted you to know I got a text from Cindy and she is all moved and settling in their new place :) Hopefully she will be back on soon and things on the homefront conditions will be AWESOME!

Saturday, August 2, 2008




I LOVE YOU ALL..........................CINDY

Friday, August 1, 2008

Rest in Peace Mommom I

Mommom I passed away this morning. This beautiful lovely lady is in heaven now, suffering no more.


Rest in Peace Mommom. We love you and will miss you.

Monday, July 28, 2008

In 4 Days........

Yep, just 4 more days and we are out of here. Jim and Emma have moved almost all of our belongings over to the storage bin. 2 more trips there, and 1 to Emma's and we are done and out of here.

It will be 7 to 10 days from the day we move out of here before my computer is back up and running. OMG, 2 weeks almost with no internet, no POGO and no JLand. I will not be a happy camper.

Emma and Dan's 2 year wedding anniversary was July 24th. I told them after we get moved in, they can go away for a few days. They really need some alone time.

Our neighbor Linda and her 3 kids moved out yesterday and the new owners moved in today. All I can say is I am glad I am moving. Those people are the most noisey people I have ever heard. Music blasting, their screaming and yelling in some language I have never heard before. LOL, have fun with your new neighbors Joe.

Jim got a notice in the mail for jury duty on August 26th. Lovely. You get 8.00 a day here if your on a jury. That compared to the 175.00 a day he gets for pay at work. I told him he better make damn sure he isn't picked.

Well, I think I am tired enough now where I can go back to bed and fall asleep. Please know I haven't been ignoring your journals on purpose. I am just so busy these days with packing and cleaning I just haven't had the time. When we are moved and back on line things will be better.

In case I don't get a chance to say hello/goodbye on friday, I'll say it now. I am going to miss you all very much. Stay safe, stay well, and I love ya's.

LOVE TO ALL........................CINDY

Friday, July 25, 2008


I love a good storm but when it messes with the electric where I can't use my computer well that pisses me off. The other night we had 3 storms hit us. One right after the other. The lightning was really bad. It hit trees, a house and the transformer across the street which split the utility pole. So there went our electric. It's back on again, yessssss. I have errands to do this morning, then come home and pack up pots and pans and dishes. Jim and Emma are taking a couple more loads to the storage bin tonight. Not much more to move out. I'll be so glad when it is all done. Well, I gotta go or I'll never get it all done.

Will start on my entries tonight.

Love ya aall.....................CINDY

Monday, July 21, 2008

Another update and more.........

   I know I am late, but I wanted to wish a very special lady a very Happy 35th Birthday. Our dear Angie turned 35 years young. Happy Birthday lil sister, love ya.

I have a favor to ask of you all. My FIL is in the hospital. He had 2 stents put in on friday. Now he has to have an artery replaced. Today he finds out if his heart is strong enough to do this next surgery. If not he will go home and it will be all up to God then. Jim and Emma have gone to see him the past 2 evenings. Jim said his Dad is so thin, so pale and weak. Last night Jim broke down and cried in my arms. He said he knows his Dad is going to die and he don't know if he is strong enough to deal with the pain, and he is worried about his Mom. In the 29 1/2 years I have known my husband, I have never seen him so upset. All I could do was hold him. Would you all please pray for Jim's Dad? His name is Walter Sawn. Thank you.

We have packed so much and moved quite a bit of furniture over to the storage bin. Jim told me to empty my dresser today, and he will be taking that to the storage bin tonight. My daughter Emma has been working her butt off helping Jim move things. One of my SIL older brothers named Don is going to help Jim move the bigger pieces of furniture. I thought that was really nice of him to offer to help. I told him we would pay him he said nope. Just cook dinner and invite him over after we're moved into Emma's. So he's getting homemade Lasagna, sausage and meatballs, my homemade garlic and cheese bread, and a big salad. He said that works for him, lol. I'll even make an extra tray so he can take it home.

I also want to let you know about a new journal made by our dear Jeannette of Jeannettes Jottings. This very sweet lady has made an open journal for all of us to make an entry about someone we have lost. It could even be a pet. So far I have added my baby sister Susie to this wonderful journal, and I have more loved ones to add also. Please stop by and check out this beautiful journal.

These We Have Loved. 

Also I must say my thoughts and prayers go out to LJ and her husband and children for their recent loss of a dear family friend. LJ, Rick, Chad and Meg. Please know I have you in my heart. Words can never express our true feelings when something so tragic as a death comes into our lives.

Well, I have more packing to do, so I best get to it. I wish there was more then one of me. Packing sucks, lol. But it's worth it, because I am moving out of this apartment and off this noisey street. YIPPEEEEEEE!!!!!

I'd better go now. I will try to get to your journals within the next few days. I want to have them all done before we take the computer down. Take care all.

Love you.............................Cindy

Friday, July 18, 2008


Just thought I would stop by and give you all an update. Above are pics my sister Lucy sent to my cellphone. There are 2 more but aaol won't let me load them in this album, so I will try to add separately.

 Jackie and big brother Ricky.

 This is my brother Paul and a lobster he caught. I'd hate to get pinched with one of those claws, ouch.

Well, I rented the storage bin. I got a 10x10. They were running a special, $1.00 for the first month's rent. That works for me, lol. But each month afterward is 135.00, which is fine. Today I will work on packing up winter clothes, items off the top of our dressers and things from the nightstand, and picture frames on the walls. I bought 8 large tupperware tubs with lids, so I will use them to pack things up. I have to get some more of those. There so much easier then using boxes. I bought a bunch of bubble wrap to wrap up the picture frames first. 15 more days and we move, yippeeeeeeeeeeee!!! Emma is coming over today to pick up my steamcleaner, wooden snack tables and Rebecca's table and chairs so the kids can eat their meals on it. Oh and my big crockpot, that Emma likes to cook in, lol.

Joe still hasn't said one word to us. He'll have to soon because Jim needs to get into the basement to get his huge toolbox and his rifle out of Joes safe. Sorry I haven't been around to all your journals lately. I've been so busy, and so tired. My butt is in bed by 9 or 10pm. I will try to get to them sometime this weekend and the coming week, before we take the computer over to Emma's. It may be a week or two before we are back on line after we move. I will let Angie know what is happening so she can keep you informed. I guess I should go now and start my day. Lots and lots of packing and wrapping to do.

LOVE YA...........................CINDY


Monday, July 14, 2008


A great big thank you goes out to Val and Krissy for this award. I was so surprised and honored my sentence had won. :)


19 more days and we are moving out of this apartment. I am so glad. We will stay with Emma no longer than 8 weeks and we'll have the money for a bigger apartment. YIPPEEEEEEEE.

We finally decided on where to get an apartment at. Jeanne thank you for the sites you sent. I searched an could not find one we could afford. The one we use to live at years ago we paid 640.00 a month rent for is now 1500.00 a month, yikes!!!!!!!!!! Man things have gone up in Jersey since I moved to philly. See that kitchen above and the appliances? That is the kitchen we will have once we have the money saved to move. It has 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, laundry closet with washer and dryer in it, diningroom, livingroom, patio, dishwasher, garbage disposal, huge closets, centrl heat and air conditioning, wall to wall carpet, huge olympic size pool, tennis courts, playground for the kids, and most of all very good schools. All that for 950.00 a month!!! Yep I can see myself cooking dinner in the kitchen, loading the dishwasher afterwards, then relaxing on the patio. I can see Rebecca playing on the playground or swimming in the pool and going to a great school. I can see Jim and Rebecca and I very happy. Please, please let it happen. Oh and the place is in Buck's County, here in PA. So, I can keep my tags, my cheap car insurance and my Pa license and not have to worry about any of those things. This week I am going to go get the storage place and start moving things to it, so we save time on August 2, when we leave this apartment.  Remember Eden, my nephew's son who was born addicted to heroine? Well, look at this lil guy now. He is so smart and happy. His mommy takes very good care of him. They live with his grandma who loves him very much and spoils him rotten, lol. His mommy has a really nice boyfriend who loves both her and Eden. Eden's mommy is taking college courses on line, so she can be home with her son. She wants to get a job as a child psycologists. I wish her all the best. Here's my favorite recent pic of Eden.

 That smile on his face is just priceless. I love those big blue eyes of his. He is one of my sister Lucy's 9 grandchildren. And she has a 10th grandchild coming anytime. Her daughter Sharon is having her 3rd child this month. It is a girl and she will be named Heidi. I love that name. All I can say is, when you have 7 kids of your own, you better expect a whole passle of grandkids, lol. I have pictures of her other grandkids in virginia, but I have to download them yet. I will do that later. They are so darn cute. I best be going now. The kitchen should be cooled off now. I had the oven on baking a loaf of bread. We're having it along with broiled whiting, vegetable rice and buttered corn for supper tonight, and I made a picture of sweet tea also. Take care all and have a wonderful day.

LOVE YA.....................CINDY