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


Thursday, July 10, 2008


Yesterday a certified envelope was in the mailbox, wanting a return signature saying we signed for it. Hmmm we didn't sign for it, but someone did. Could of been Joe downstairs and he put it back in mailbox.  Inside the envelope was a hand written letter, notorized. It was from Joe. He said due to the fact he feels his life and property are in danger he asks we move by 30 days of receipt of this letter which was dated July 7th. His life and property are in danger?????????????? We have never ever threatened him or his property. And we never would either. He wants us to move so we can avoid any hardship to our 20+ year friendship. What friendship? I feel that's already gone. Afriend if a true friend doesn't stab you in the back. What hurts the most is, trying to explain this all to Rebecca. All she knows is he is her Uncle Joe and she keeps asking why he doesn't come upstairs for hugs everyday like he has for the past 5 years. I just tell her he is busy or he isn't home.

We're going to put our things in storage, stay with Emma only until we find an apartment to live in. We're going back across the bridge to New Jersey to live. I'm sick of Philly. I want out of here. When we move out of this apartment, I may be without internet service for a while. If it will be a long extended time, I will let Angie know and she can go into my journal and let you all know what's happening. Is that ok Ang?

Yesterday was real depressing for me and for Rebecca. We packed up almost all her toys, books. She was sad and had tears, because she said she'll miss her things. Poor kid, I feel so sad for her. She didn't ask for all this crap to be happening to her. For Joe to be like this especially with Rebecca, it really pisses me off. Some God father she has. Yesterday she asked me, Doesn't Uncle Joe love me anymore? Well, I lost it and had to go into the bathroom so she didn't see my breakdown.

I need to check KMart and Walmart for those plastic storage containers with lids. There's alot of stuff I don't want in boxes where it can get wet. Sometimes the large ones are on sale for 3.88 each. I need about 15 of them and I won't need any boxes. Most of my things are still packed from when I moved here 5 years ago and had no room to unpack.

Well, today I am going to Emma's for the day. I need to get out of this apartment for a while. I'm sorry I haven't been to anyones journal in the past couple days. I just haven't had the energy or ambition to doanything. I came on this morning to let you all know what is happening, so you wouldn't worry. Please know your all loved so much and I think about you all the time. Everynight before I go to sleep I ask God to bless my JLand family and keep you all safe, well and happy. I'd better go now. Take care.

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

Monday, July 7, 2008


Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has
been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his
birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.

He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:
Knowing when to come in out of the rain
Why the early bird gets the worm
Life isn't always fair
Maybe it was my fault

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies:
Don't spend more than you can earn

And reliable strategies:
Adults, not children, are in charge

His health began to deteriorate when parents attacked teachers for doing
the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly

It declined even further when schools were required to get
parental consent to administer Tylenol, sun lotion or a band-aid to a
student but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and
wanted to have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as the Ten Commandments became
contraband, churches became businesses and criminals received better
treatment than their victims.

Common Sense took a beating when it became punishable for you to defend
yourself from a burglar in your own home but the burglar could sue you for

He began to lose ground rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing

regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6 -year- old boy charged with
sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for
using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly
student, only worsened his condition.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live after a woman failed to
realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her
lap and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust; his
wife, Discretion; his Daughter, Responsibility; and his son, Reason.

He is survived by his 3 stepbrothers; I Know My Rights, Someone Else Is To
blame, and I'm A Victim.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Momma and her babies


This is truly amazing. Be sure to click on NEXT PAGE at the bottom of each page; there are 5 pages in all. A lady found a hummingbird nest and got pictures all the way from the egg to leaving the nest. Took 24 days from birth to flight. Because you'll probably never in your lifetime see this again, enjoy; and please share.

The photography is wonderful. Click on the following:
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Just thought I'd enclose some pics and a few video's. Our 4th was alot of fun. We had burgers, hotdogs, steak, potato salad, pasta salad, corn on cob, tossed salad, watermelon. Rebecca's kindergarten teacher and her boyfriend (Phyllis and Jim) were over for the BBQ. Rebecca was so happy to see Phyllis. By the time the day ended I was exhausted. Holiday cooking kicks my butt, lol. Yesterday we went to Emma's for leftover's and did 2 loads of our wash. Today I stayed home and caught up on alerts and emails and rested. Jim took Rebecca out for their daddy daughter day. They went to McDonalds for lunch, then to the park to ride her bike, then she got in the sprinkler fountain. Just as she is almost completely soaked the sky opened up and it poured. Jim grabbed her bike and they ran to the van, lol. Needless to say I had 2 very wet people walk in the door, lol. But they had fun and that is all that matters.

Tomorrow starts Jim's first whole work week at his new job. It is such a relief having him back to work again. He said he was starting to worry. So was I.

I want to thank Jeannette of Jeannettes Jottings for the lovely Celebration Doll she made for me. Thank you girlfriend, I love it. And tell Mike I said thank you for the hug he enclosed with it. That was so nice of you both to think of me.

Please click the link and check it out.

Celebration Chain

I guess that is about all for now. I am soooooooooo tired, been up since  4am. I hope you all have a great week.

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

THANK YOU Chrissy FOR THIS AWESOME TAG. Yep I am tired. Emma bought the pool at Walmart, 30 bucks.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Lost Friendships

Thank you Sugar for this lovely tag.

Good Morning everyone. I hope all of you are doing well. I'm sitting here looking at this entry and for the life of me I can't figure out what to write. Can you believe that? Me speechless, lol? Ok let me see if I can write something. Well, Jim was downstairs with Joe the other day. I was at Emma's. Out of the blue Jim says Joe started again, saying I was excess baggage, I was fat and lazy and holding Jim back. I guess my talk with Jim worked, because he blew up at Joe. Alot of mean things were said and Joe told Jim to get out of his house and to move. Which we are already planning on doing come Aug 1st. I still caan't figure out why Joe hates me so much. I have never said or done anything wrong to him. I have always been there for him as a friend and care giver to his Mom. I've run errands for him like grocery store, bank, post office. I've cooked for his dinner parties, I've had him over for dinner numerous times, and he even went to a few of my doctor appointments and chemo treatments with me. I thought he was my friend, a member of my family. But I guess he felt otherwise. It all has me very depressed. Jim says things will be better once we are moved. I sure hope so.

My son in law Dan may have to have more back surgery. His doctor seems to think one of the screws in Dan's back shifted and is causing him so much more pain. Dan will be having a Cat Scan soon to find out. I will let you know the results. Please pray no more surgery is needed.

On a happier note............Jim is back in the work force. A place he applied at the same week he was laid off called him in. He is so happy. This is a huge company, with excellent benefits and a great dental plan. I will finally be able to get the rest of these teeth pulled and dentures. I can go back to my cancer doctor and make sure I am still in remission. And I can go to my family doctor to see if I can get that bypass surgery to lose this weight. I want to lose at least 175 pounds.

My mood the past couple months has been really bad. Emma told me Jim told her that he don't know what to do for me because I don't open up and talk to him. I have never been one to talk about myself to my family. I feel so much more comfortable just writing here to all of you. So last night I had a thought. I can't talk openly in person but I can write. So I sat down, got up the courage and wrote Jim a 5 page letter, explaining all that is going on, and what I am feeling. I hope now I can get up the courage to give him this letter.

Well, that's about all there is to write about. There's probably more, but I can't think right now. Going up to 90 today, BLAHHHHHHH. And rain tomorrow, double BLAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.


Love you all.................................CINDY