Friday, May 30, 2008

New Boyfriends

I am seeing 5 gentlemen every day.

As soon as I wake up, Will Power helps me get out of bed

Then I go to see John .

Then Charlie Horse comes along, & when he is here,

he takes a lot of my time & attention.

When he leaves, Arthur Ritis shows up & stays the rest of the day.

He doesn 't like to stay in one place very long, so he takes me from joint to joint After such a busy day, I'm really tired & glad to go to bed With Ben Gay.

What a life! Oh, yes, I'm also flirting with Al Zymer

and thinking of calling JACK DANIELS or JOHNNY WALKER to come and keep me company.

now remember:

Life is like a roll of toilet paper...the closer it gets to the end,

the faster it have fun, think 'good thoughts' only,

learn to laugh at yourself, and

'Count your blessings!!!!!!!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Well, I thought it was funny

A few posts ago, I wrote about why you shouldn't marry again and again and again. It causes havoc at the driver's license bureau - you need certified copies of each marriage certificate. I have been married 4 times, in 4 different states. Nothing to be proud of -- but if I can't find some humor in it, I'd really get depressed.

Saturday, my daughter, her mother-in-law, and I went shopping in a neighboring town. The night before I had this weird idea pop into my head and decided to share it with the girls. (I was pretty high on caffeine at the time - we'd been to breakfast and had a couple of pots of coffee) I was thinking about the movie "27 Dresses" always the bridesmaid, never the bride. So I figured, I could get married a few more times (quite a few) and see if Hollywood would buy the rights to my "story" - "27 Wedding Dresses" always the bride, never the bridesmaid. I thought that was hilarious. I figured it wouldn't matter where I found the husbands, the marriages weren't going to last anyway - I could pick them up in bars or thrift stores - didn't need their money because I'd live off the royalties. Then expanded the idea and figured I might have a hard time finding that many husbands - so maybe Hollywood would create a Reality TV show to find the husbands. It just went on and on.

So, I decided to call my sisters and my sons to tell them that I'd changed my mind and was going to get married again after all. One sister laughed and went along with my idea, one son was pretty hesitant and didn't think it was a very good idea, even after I told him it was a joke. The other son joked a bit after figuring out I wasn't serious (both of them asked me when and to whom - to which I replied soon and I haven't decided yet), said I should marry a few rich men to get money from them - I told him that if I ever decided to marry again I would move to where his brother is (he's an officer in the Navy) and have him set me up with a rich, retired, widower. He had a fit - Mom, you can't marry a military guy - they are too controlling - just like your last husbands - you need to find an artsy-nerdy guy like the one you used to watch painting - you know the one with all the hair. You could compare paintings and stuff. (I think he meant Bob Ross) .

My oldest sister almost had a heart attack. Even after I told her the story line. Her daughter emailed me last night and asked if I was getting married - I told her no, and told her the story line, she emailed back to ask if I was dating someone - No no no no. It was a joke. I am not dating anyone - I have no plans to date anyone. I would run and hide if anyone even looked like they might ask me out. NO no no no.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Update - New Job

I finally have a full-time job. I start this Friday. I'll be a receptionist in a secured lobby of a large marketing company. It kind of seems "top secret" reaching under my desk to push a button to unlock the front door and making photo i.d. badges for visitors. I'll also be doing some human resource projects. I'm excited about starting.

Now, there may be a few snags. Yesterday my jeep wouldn't start, it turns over but won't start - a neighbor is working on it - and hopes to get it running today. It would be nice to be able to get to work on Friday. The other snag is that I have such a bad cold I just can't seem to stop coughing. It is debilitating. Hopefully it will be better by Friday. I was supposed to work at a temp job in St. Cloud all week - til Friday anyway. Yesterday I used my son-in-law's car and got there at noon. He stayed home so my daughter could use the car to go to an appointment with the kids in the morning. Today I couldn't get there at all. Makes me feel so guilty.

There are five drivers in our household, and six vehicles in the yard - one of which works at this time - and that one has a cracked windshield and is missing the driver's side mirror. We're hoping to have at least 3 of them working this week. I know, we sound like rednecks - but it is what it is.

A little while ago I was thinking about getting a post together and asking for prayers for my sister who is at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester today and tomorrow for tests. Just after this thought I got a phone call from the Mayo asking for her. They have my cell phone as the contact for her - I took her there about 6 weeks ago for testing. De'ja` vu. Anyway - I would appreciate prayers for her. One of the tests she is having is an endoscopy - but for her it is very dangerous because she has had several stomach operations and her organs are not all in the proper place anymore. One time she had this procedure done and the perforated something and she had to have emergency surgery.

Another thing I don't miss about Maine - my driveway

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mother's Day

My daughter and I went to a Woman's Brunch at church yesterday - what a great time! More about the speaker's topic later.

Anyway, we had out picture taken together - I love it. Isn't she beautiful?