The ability I have to write is God given.
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Then I go to school and learn of children sleeping in their cars because they have no home. Or children sleeping on the floor because there are so many people living in that one bedroom apartment.
That's when I stop and realize I HAVE a home. With my own bed. With food in the pantry and refrigerator. With central heat and air. With so many clothes, I actually have to PICK something out to wear, rather than being made to wear the same two outfits over and over like some of my students do (wear one while the other gets washed).
You don't know how blessed you are until you see what others are made to endure.
Thank you, Oh Lord, for the bounty I am allowed to possess.
Friday, November 28, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
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Sunday, November 23, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
If you doubt this is probably the most famous representation of Thanksgiving ever created, ask yourself why not?
Look at all it brings to mind: family, food, laughter, grandparents, nostalgia, togetherness, cleanliness, old-fashioned values, the "good old days", home, and Uncle Wally down in the bottom corner taking a gander at the photographer. (Doesn't every family have an Uncle Wally?) :)
Thursday, November 20, 2008
TJ was an easy birth, even though he was 4 weeks premature (and weighed in at 8 lbs. 6 oz.) Natural pregnancy without complications. Natural delivery (between water breakage and delivery, less than 30 minutes.)
Ben, on the other hand...sigh... Difficult pregnancy, 6 weeks premature (at 8 lbs. 4 oz.) Breached birth, C section delivery, sepsis. Ben spent the first 10 days of life in the intensive care neonatal ward.
It's 20 plus years later. We've had good days, bad days, exuberant days, and days I could have easily put a FOR SALE sign on them. But then I remember when I was pregnant with them. I remember how I felt when I carried them, delivered them, and then loved them as I raised them.
I have a family, and my sons will be my legacy. I have been blessed.
Thank you, Dearest Lord, for allowing me to bring new life into this world, and for showing me the richness of motherhood.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Which brings me to post these Senior Moment jokes I found too good not to pass along. Please feel free to distribute.
Thank you, Lord, for the bounty of health you bestow upon me and my loved ones.
LOST IN THE DARNDEST PLACES:
An elderly Floridian called 911 on her cell phone to report that her car hasbeen broken into. She is hysterical as she explains her situation to thedispatcher: 'They've stolen the stereo, the steering wheel, the brakepedaland even the accelerator!' she cried. The dispatcher said, 'Stay calm. An officer is on the way.' A few minutes later, the officer radios in. 'Disregard.' He says, 'She got in the back-seat by mistake.'
________________________________________________________________________ FAMILY :
Three sisters, ages 92, 94 and 96, live in a house together. One night the 96-year-old draws a bath. She puts her foot in and pauses. She yells to the other sisters, 'Was I getting in or out of the bath?' The 94-year-old yells back, 'I don't know - I'll come up and see.' She starts up the stairs and pauses, 'Was I going up the stairs or down?' The 92-year-old is sitting at the kitchen table having tea - listening to her sisters. She shakes her headand says, 'I sure hope I never get that forgetful - knock on wood.' She then yells, 'I'll come up and help both of you ... as soon as I see who's at thedoor.' ________________________________________________________________________ 'I CAN HEAR JUST FINE!'
Three retirees, each with a hearing loss, were playing golf one fine March day. One remarked to the other, 'Windy, isn't it?' 'No,' the second man replied, 'it's Thursday.' And the third man chimed in, 'So am I- let's have a beer.'
_______________________________________________________________________ LITTLE LADY:
A little old lady was running up and down the halls in a nursing home. As she walked, she would flip up the hem of her nightgown and say'Supersex.' She walked up to an elderly man in a wheelchair. Flipping her gown at him, she said, 'Supersex.' He sat silently for a moment or two and finally answered, 'I'll take the soup.'
_______________________________________________________________________ OLD FRIENDS:
Now this one is just too Precious...LOL ! Two elderly ladies had been friends for many decades. Over the years, they had shared all kinds of activities and adventures. Lately, their activities had been limited to meeting a few times a week to play cards. One day, they were playing cards when one looked at the other and said, 'Now don't get mad at me .. I know we'vebeen friends for a long time, but I just can't think of your name! I've thought and thought, but I can't remember it. Please tell me what your name is.' Herfriend glared at her. For at least three minutes she just stared and glared at her. Finally she said, 'How soon do you need to know?'
As a senior citizen was driving down the freeway, his car phone rang. Answering, he heard his wife's voice urgently warning him, 'Herman, I just heard on the news that there's a car going the wrong way on Interstate 77. Please be careful!' 'Heck,' said Herman, 'It's not just one car. It's hundreds of them!'
Two elderly women were out driving in a large car - both could barely see over the dashboard. As they were cruising along, they came to an intersection. The stoplight was red, but they just went on through. The woman in the passenger seat thought to herself, 'I must be losing it. I could have sworn we just went through a red light.' After a few more minutes, they came to another intersection and the light was red again. Again, they went right through. The woman in the passenger seat was almost sure that the light had been red, but was really concerned that she was losing it. She was getting nervous. At the next intersection, sure enough,the light was red and they went on through. So, she turned to the other woman and said, 'Mildred, did you know that we just ran through three red lights in a row? You could have killed us both!' Mildred turned to her and said, 'Oh, crap, am I driving ?'
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
A free service (best kind, right?)
You can find it at www.linktiles.com
You upload the covers of your books, or your avatars, or whatever jpeg or gif that relates to you. You include embedded links to your website, your publisher, wherever you want interested folks to go.
The object of LinkTiles is that it's a concentration game. If LinkTiles chooses one of your pictures to include in their game for that day, you get an email letting you know.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
This little direct-to-DVD features a bunch of new names (Jill Wagner, Shea Whigham, and Paulo Costanzo), and is directed by a first-time director Toby Wilkins.
Shame it had to go to DVD because its quality and fear factor is enough to make it a damn good theater release.
In short, the story is about a likeable couple who are off to celebrate their anniversary with an overnight camping trip. The camping trip doesn't work out, so they head into the nearest town and motel. Unfortunately, they are carjacked by another couple who have no qualms about holding a gun to their head.
Since cars still need gas, they stop at the next station to fill up, and that's where they come across SPLINTER, a faceless, formless entity who has already taken over the body of the gas attendent. And, unfortunately, the living dead guy comes after them to infect them as well.
The movie becomes a "hostage in a small space" saga with unexpected grossness, scares, and events, which I will not elaborate on for fear of spoilage. Suffice it to say, even I flinched at a couple of scenes.
The makeup and special effects are top notch. The acting is credible, and the ending is, well, typical. But overall, a damn good scare if you're in the mood for a no-brainer.
I give this one a three-quarter moon.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
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Monday, November 10, 2008
published by Whiskey Creek Press Torrid
Available Right Now at Fictionwise at 15% Off!
Size: 102.5K (super novel)
Heat rating: sensuous/explicit
They were the Guardians, sixteen special men and women with incredible powers. They lived on a world that, eons ago, had suffered a devastating plague that had rendered more than half its population unable to reproduce. In order to assure the survival of their species, the HandFast law was enacted. Every month, twenty couples, complete strangers, were drawn by lottery—couples whose sole purpose would be to procreate.
It was a cold and impersonal law, but it worked.When StarLight and Master Hunter heard their names called out to be HandFasted, their neat, orderly lives were turned upside-down. Gone was the comfortable companionship and brother-sister working relationship. Now they were forced into an intimacy neither had wanted, nor expected.
Neither were they prepared for the overwhelming passion they would find in each other's bodies, as well as in their hearts. But things would only get more complicated and dangerous, because someone had deliberately placed their names in the lottery as the first step in destroying their world and every Guardian living.
Top 10 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Read HEARTFAST
10. In-fighting among the ranks (superhero vs superhero. Over what? A woman, of course!)
9. Gossip over what the news media calls "The Guardians’ Slut"
8. Nasty alien attackers with annihilation on their insectoid minds
7. Killing the Good Guys
6. Paparazzi destroying any chance of secrecy or privacy
5. The F*cktard Four (Thanks to Karen for the term. :)
4. Forced Copulation Required By Law
3. Parental Involvement
2. Massive planet-wide death toll
And the Number One reason you shouldn’t read it?
1. Hot Superhero Sex...and lots of it!
Sunday, November 9, 2008
When was the last time you sat and listened to the wind?
Dearest Lord, thank you for the simple pleasures in life that leave me with warm memories.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
I picked up one of those 'dividers' that they keep by the cash register and placed it between our things so they wouldn't get mixed.
After the girl had scanned all of my items, she picked up the 'divider', looking it all over for the bar code so she could scan it. Not finding the bar code she said to me, 'Do you know how much this is? '
I said to her 'I've changed my mind, I don't think I'll buy that today.'
She said 'OK,' and I paid her for the things and left. She had no clue to what had just happened.
Friday, November 7, 2008
Thank you, Lord, for the beauty of your twilights, and every glorious dawn.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
I AM THANKFUL:
FOR THE WIFE WHO SAYS IT'S HOT DOGS TONIGHT, BECAUSE SHE IS HOME WITH ME, AND NOT OUT WITH SOMEONE ELSE.
FOR THE HUSBAND WHO IS ON THE SOFA BEING A COUCH POTATO, BECAUSE HE IS HOME WITH ME AND NOT OUT AT THE BARS.
FOR THE TEENAGER WHO IS COMPLAINING ABOUT DOING DISHES BECAUSE IT MEANS SHE IS AT HOME, NOT ON THE STREETS.
FOR THE TAXES I PAY BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM EMPLOYED .
FOR THE MESS TO CLEAN AFTER A PARTY BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE BEEN SURROUNDED BY FRIENDS.
FOR THE CLOTHES THAT FIT A LITTLE TOO SNUG BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE ENOUGH TO EAT.
FOR MY SHADOW THAT WATCHES ME WORK BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM OUT IN THE SUNSHINE
FOR A LAWN THAT NEEDS MOWING, WINDOWS THAT NEED CLEANING, AND GUTTERS THAT NEED FIXING BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE A HOME
FOR ALL THE COMPLAINING I HEAR ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT BECAUSE IT MEANS WE HAVE FREEDOM OF SPEECH.
FOR THE PARKING SPOT I FIND AT THE FAR END OF THE PARKING LOT BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM CAPABLE OF WALKING AND I HAVE BEEN BLESSED WITH TRANSPORTATION .
FOR MY HUGE HEATING BILL BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM WARM.
FOR THE LADY BEHIND ME IN CHURCH WHO SINGS OFF KEY BECAUSE IT MEANS I CAN HEAR.
FOR THE PILE OF LAUNDRY AND IRONING BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE CLOTHES TO WEAR.
FOR WEARINESS AND ACHING MUSCLES AT THE END OF THE DAY BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE BEEN CAPABLE OF WORKING HARD.
FOR THE ALARM THAT GOES OFF IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM ALIVE.
AND I AM THANKFUL: FOR THE crazy people I work with BECAUSE they make work interesting and fun!
AND FINALLY, FOR TOO MUCH E-MAIL BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE FRIENDS WHO ARE THINKING OF ME.
Live well, Laugh often, & Love with all of your heart!
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Has anyone else noticed the phenomenon regarding e-readers? I mean, seriously, I'm not talking about the availability or types of e-readers. It's the fact that the READERS are having to comply with with the BOOK FORMATS already out there!
Think about it, folks! This is different!
For those of you who are old coots like me, NONcompatibility issues have been around since MAC programs and formatted disks couldn't be run on PC computers, and vice versa. Remember when VHS and Beta were fighting for the video recording market? A Beta tape wouldn't fit, much less run in a VHS machine. More recently there's been the battle of HiDef DVDs vs BluRay. If you bought one machine, you could use only their kind of product to use with/on that machine.
So why are there ebook formats like Mobi and HTML, you ask? It's due to the fact that ebooks can now be read on Blackberries and Palm Pilots, and the like. Those mini-computers/phones aren't specifically e-readers. They CAN allow you to read ebooks, but initially that's not their primary function.
So the next time you hear about a new kind of e-reader being introduced, take a good look at what it can do, and be happy you can download all your PDFs onto it without any trouble.
Ain't it great? :D
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Thank you, Lord, for allowing me to experience the wonders of this love.