Wednesday, September 16, 2009

RIP Patrick

8/18/52 - 9/14/09
It is with great sadness I make this entry about a wonderful actor, who has lost is 20 month battle with advanced pancreatic cancer. Diagnosed in January 2008, Patrick lost his battle, and passed away peacefully at his California home with his family by his side. My prayers go out to his wife Lisa and his family. I have been a fan of Patrick Swayze for many year's. I would never pass up an oppertunity to watch a movie with Patrick in it. A few of my favorites are ROAD HOUSE, DIRTY DANCING and GHOST. Patrick was not only an awesome actor, but he could dance also. He put his heart and soul into his career and family life. He will not only be missed by his family, friends, but he will also be missed by thousands of fans and by myself.
Patrick as you depart this earth and enter the gates of heaven, please know that those left behind here on earth will hold you in our thoughts and hearts forever. Rest in Peace Patrick.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Happy 8th Birthday Rebecca

Yep, my baby girl is 8 years old. Yesterday she had a party. A Taco party is what she wanted, so that's what she got. Homemade taco's with all the fixings, mini franks wrapped in bisquits and baked, chips, pretzels, soda, and at the end a piece of Carvel Icecream cake. Along with all the gifts, she wanted underwear, lol. So as you can see the big pile of clothes, underwear I bought her. Along with all the other things. She got cards with money totaling 65.00. Right now she is out with her big sister Emma. Emma is buying her birthday gifts today. Well, this is a short entry but I do have more pics to make another entry with.


Rebecca and ponies

These pictures are from the trip Rebecca and I took to Virginia. We had an awesome time. We stayed 9 days and I wish we could of stayed longer. I enjoyed spending time with my sister Lucy and seeing all her kids and grandkids. I have pictures of her grandkids to show you, but I have to download them. I'll be making quite a few entries with pictures. I am so behind in postings and visiting your journals, please forgive me. Anyways can you tell how much Rebecca loves ponies? These ponies are ones from the Chincoteaque pony run they do every year. The ponies are put up for auction. The ones left are put here for display, and some are taken back across the bay to await next years pony run and auction. Years ago when I lived in virginia I went to a pony run with my sister Lucy. It was awesome. We got there at 4am, sat in the lawn chairs we brought with us and were right up in front. It was a beautiful sight to see the pony running towards us and cowboys on horses guiding the ponies into the corrals. But there was a downside to being up close. It was the smell, lol. The ponies were covered in mud and bay water and oh my did they stink. But I enjoyed the experience of seeing it all. I would love to take Rebecca one day. I think she would love it. Well thats enough for this entry. I'm gonna go fix some lunch, then download all the pictures I have on my camera, and make another entry or two.
LOVE YA..................................CINDY

Ant and the Grasshopper

This one is a little different...
Two Different Versions! ................. Two Different Morals!
The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.
The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.
Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed.
The grasshopper has no food or shelter, so he dies out in the cold.
MORAL OF THE STORY: Be responsible for yourself!
MODERN VERSION: The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.
The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.
Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while others are cold and starving. CBS, NBC , PBS, CNN, and ABC show up to provide pictures of the shivering grasshopper next to a video of the ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with food. America is stunned by the sharp contrast.
How can this be, that in a country of such wealth, this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?
Kermit the Frog appears on Oprah with the grasshopper and everybody cries when they sing, 'It's Not Easy Being Green.'
Acorn stages a demonstration in front of the ant 's house where the news stations film the group singing, 'We shall overcome.' Rev. Jeremiah Wright then has the group kneel down to pray to God for the grasshopper's sake.
Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid exclaim in an interview with Larry King that the ant has gotten rich off the back of the grasshopper, and both call for an immediate tax hike on the ant to make him pay his fair share.
Finally, the EEOC drafts the Economic Equity & Anti-Grasshopper Act retroactive to the beginning of the summer.
The ant is fined for failing to hire a proportionate number of green bugs and, having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by the Government Green Czar.
The story ends as we see the grasshopper finishing up the last bits of the ants food while the government house he is in, which just happens to be the ant's old house, crumbles around him because he doesn't maintain it.
The ant has disappeared in the snow.
The grasshopper is found dead in a drug related incident and the house, now abandoned, is taken over by a gang of spiders who terrorize the once peaceful neighborhood.
MORAL OF THE STORY: Be careful how you vote in 2010.