Monday, April 30, 2007

~ A motto ~

I have a friend who has a motto she lives by everyday.
We should all listen carefully and live by these 4 rules:
Drink, Steal, Swear, & Lie!!



1.. Drink from the "everlasting cup" every day.
2.. Steal a moment to help someone that is in worse shape than you are.
3.. Swear that you will be a better person today than yesterday.
4.. And last, but not least, when you LIE down at night, thank God you
live in America and have freedom.

~ Department of Agriculture ~

An arrogant Department of Agriculture (DOA) representative

stopped at a farm and talked with the old farmer. "I need to

inspect your farm."

The old farmer said, "You better not go in that field."

The Agricultural representative said in a wise tone, "I have

the authority of the U.S. Government with me. See this card?

I am allowed to go wherever I wish on agricultural land."

So the old farmer went about his farm chores.

Later, the farmer heard loud screams. He saw the DOA rep

running for the fence, and close behind was the farmer's

prize bull.

The bull was madder than a nest full of hornets and was

gaining at every step.

The old farmer called out: "Show him your card!"

Sunday, April 29, 2007

~ Computer Dependency ~

Computer Dependency

This just proves that we have become too dependent on our computers.


Are you male or female? To find out the answer, look down . . .

















Not down HERE, dummy !!!!!

Saturday, April 28, 2007

~ Why I read journals ~

.....Just to let you know, nothing in this journal's entry is toward anyone in specific, I use it to write my feelings, and about my illnesess,and in hopes it might help someone else as I do. And if you might take an entry wrong and feel that it is about you, I'm sorry but It isn't, it just may seem to coincide with your own life. May God bless you!......

Originally, I started my journal for me. To help me to cope with all the medical things that were happening to and with me. I had journaled on paper for years! Thankfully, aol came up with the on line journal. I could type. I was having problems with writing. It made it so much easier for me. I had a passion in me to want to help others that were "like" me. I went to search for groups. They were of no help, and were often rude and offensive. I moved on and continued to write. With my passion to write....nothing was going to stop me in my mission to get my words out to others. Since I knew what I had went through with trying to look for answers and friends in theses groups and no one were at all willing to be nice enough to help. That fueld me!

I continued to write about what I was going through. It didn't matter to me if I was having a good day or a bad day, I wanted to let everyone know the truth! And why not? I couldn't find the truth in any of my searches then. Even though I wasn't getting any comments, I didn't care. What did I know about comments at that time!? I had one thing on my mind and a mission!
On my searches, I ran across a few other journals. I found someone that had fibromyalgia too! Wow! I started reading daily. I seen how closely are illnesses were alike. We became friends and still are to this day! :o)
Through that journal, I found others. I would read them daily as well. I was learning more and more about Fibromyalgia and how others were coping and about their treatments! This was great! They were nice too! :o)

These people were doing the same thing as I was! Just telling it like it was! :o) And I loved it! So, I started commenting. Then I was getting comments! Then emails! They actually made me cry! Because then I knew I must have been doing something right. I was getting emails from people thanking me! Me? They thanked me for writing how I felt and what I was going through. I am a person that would rather help someone then to hurt them. Because I'd been there already and knew how it'd felt.
From then on, I read more journals. Journals about life in general, journals with rants. And we all know, we all need to rant! lol Got to let it out! :o) But, it didn't matter. :o) I did however, find my nich! :o) I now have my own little circle of journals that I do read on a regular basis! :o) When I get new readers that do leave their links, I do visit their journals as well. :o)

There are so many friends that I have meant through my journal! :o) And I wouldn't trade them for the world! :o) There have been some, of course, that we all go through, that we have to learn to just block out of our journals for certain reasons. And I find that sad. But we all keep moving on! :o)
You have you have to smile...and you have to have friends in life! :o) Thats the best! :o)
I know I haven't been writing much at all lately. Just throwing in a few jokes and things! ;o) I have my reasons! :o) And in return, I hope my little "funnies" do make you laugh...! :o)
Hugs to all my readers, lurkers, and even haters! :o) {{{{}}}}

And when I do say thank you for all of your comments and emails....Please know....I REALLY DO MEAN IT!  Because they all do really keep me going! :o) So...Thank you! :o)

~ Getting Brave! ~

.....Just to let you know, nothing in this journal's entry is toward anyone in specific, I use it to write my feelings, and about my illnesess,and in hopes it might help someone else as I do. And if you might take an entry wrong and feel that it is about you, I'm sorry but It isn't, it just may seem to coincide with your own life. May God bless you!......


Good evening! :o) Can't sleep and hope that everyone is well! :o)

Haven't posted in awhile so I thought I would put a few things in since I couldn't sleep. :o)

It's been a bit chilly here still. We had some rain here for the past few days. It's been in the 50's here. Not too bad. :o) At least it's not freezing! lol :o) We need the rain to water the plants! :o)

I watched my grandson today while my daughter went to her classes today! He woke up not feeling very well. Gave him Tylenol and some Little colds and he was feeling better real quick! lol He was giving grandma a time! lol :o) We watched Seaseme Street and ate our breakfast, then I read him a few books. :o) We played for a while and then we went and cleaned up and got him dressed. :o)

For lunch....we had a little picnic on the floor! We had a sandwich and chips and he wanted to watch an Elmo DVD! :o) So....we watched an Elmo DVD while we ate our lunch picnic on the floor! :o) We had fun! :o)
He helped me take the plates to the kitchen and pick up. :o) Then it was time for mommy to come home. ;o)

I took a few little cute video's last night of him and my son as well! LOL I might go ahead and post them! LOL :o)
We were just having a bit of fun, and I just grabbed my camera and started tapping! :o)
It's rare that I can get my son on camera! :o) But I got him last night coming home from band practice! lol He's hardly ever here. :o)

My physical therapist worked me over this week! Whew! It hurt, but not as bad as it has in the past. :o) It made me cry, but I'm just getting used to could be so much worse! :o) I'm thankful that it's not!
She's very happy to see that I'm good enough to watch my grandson! :o) And so am I! :o) But only for a few hours! ;o)

I truly want to thank all of my friends for the emails and the ecards! They cheer me up and keep me going! Thank you! :o) And thank you for all of your comments as well! :o) They too keep me going! :o)

Friday, April 27, 2007

~ A few quotes ~

To make mistakes is human; to stumble is commonplace; to be able to laugh at yourself is maturity.

                      -William Arthur Ward




Often we can achieve an even better result when we stumble yet are willing to start over, when we don't give up after a mistake, when something doesn't come easily but we throw ourselves into trying, when we're not afraid to appear less than perfectly polished. By prizing heartfulness above faultlessness, we may reap more from our effort because we’re more likely to be changed by it. We learn and grow and are transformed not so much by what we do but by why and how we do it.

                         -Sharon Salzberg


~ Missing Words ~


Today I went to visit the new World  War II Memorial in Washington, DC I got an unexpected history lesson. Because I'm a baby boomer, I was one of the youngest in the crowd. Most were the age of my parents, Veterans of "the greatest war," with  their families.  It was a beautiful day, and people were smiling and happy to be there.  Hundreds of us milled around the memorial, reading the inspiring words of Eisenhower and Truman that are engraved there.

On the Pacific side of the memorial, a group of us  gathered to read the words President Roosevelt used to announce the attack on  Pearl Harbor:

Yesterday,  December 7,
1941-- a date which will live in infamy--the  United States of  America was suddenly and  deliberately attacked.

One elderly woman read the words  aloud:

"With confidence in our armed forces, with the  abounding determination of our people, we will gain the inevitable  triumph."

But as she read, she was suddenly turned angry.   "Wait a minute," she said, "they left out the end of the quote.. They  left out the most important part.  Roosevelt ended the message  with  "so  help us God ."

Her  husband said, "You are probably right.  We're not supposed to say things  like that now."

"I know I'm right," she insisted.  "I  remember the speech."  The two looked dismayed, shook their heads sadly  and walked away.

Listening to their conversation, I thought  to myself,Well, it has been over 50 years she's probably   forgotten"

But  she had not forgotten.  She was right.

I went home and  pulled out the book my book club is reading --- "Flags of Our Fathers" by  James Bradley. It's all about the battle at Iwo Jima . I haven't gotten too far in the book.  It's  tough to read because it's a graphic description of the WW II battles in the Pacific.

But right there it was on page 58. Roosevelt's speech to the nation ends in  "so  help us God."

The  people who edited out that part of the speech when they engraved it on the  memorial could have fooled me.  I was born after the war.!  But they  couldn't fool the people who were there.  Roosevelt's words are engraved on their hearts.


Thursday, April 26, 2007

~ Something special ~

When you're down to nothing, God is up to something."

This is beautiful! Try not to cry:

She jumped up as soon as she saw the surgeon come out of the operating room.  She said:  "How is my little boy ?  Is he going to be all right ?  When can I see him ?"

The surgeon said, "I'm sorry.  We did all we could, but your boy didn't make it."

Sally said, "Why do little children get cancer ?  Doesn't God care any more ?  Where were you, God, when my son needed you ?"

The surgeon asked, "Would you like some time alone with your son ?  One of the nurses will be out in a few minutes, before he's transported to the university."

Sally asked the nurse to stay with her while she said good bye to son.  She ran her fingers lovingly through his thick, red, curly hair.  "Would you like a lock of his hair ?" the nurse asked.

 Sally nodded yes.  The nurse cut a lock of the boy's hair, put it in a plastic bag and handed it to Sally.

The mother said, "It was Jimmy's idea to donate his body to the University for Study.  He said it might help somebody else.  "I said no at first, but Jimmy said, 'Mom, I won't be using it after I die.  Maybe it will help some other little boy spend one more day with his Mom."  She went on, "My Jimmy had a heart of gold, always thinking of someone else.  Always wanting to help others if he could."

 Sally walked out of Children's Mercy Hospital for the last time, after spending most of the last six months there.  She put the bag with Jimmy's belongings on the seat beside her in the car.

The drive home was difficult.  It was even harder to enter the empty house.  She carried Jimmy's belongings,  and the plastic bag with the lock of his hair to her son's room.

She started placing the model cars and other personal things back in his room exactly where he had always kept them.  She laid down across his bed and, hugging his pillow, cried herself to sleep.

It was around midnight when Sally awoke. Laying beside her on the bed was a folded letter.  The letter said :

 "Dear Mom, I know you're going to miss me;  but don't think that I will ever forget you, or stop loving you, just 'cause I'm not around to say "I Love You" .  I will always love you, Mom, even more with each day. Someday we will see each other again.
Until then, if you want to adopt a little boy so you won't be so lonely,
that's okay with me.  He can have my room and old stuff to play with.
But, if you decide to get a girl instead, she probably wouldn't like the
same things us boys do.  You'll have to buy her dolls and stuff that girls
like, you know.  Don't be sad thinking about me.  This really is a neat
place.  Grandma and Grandpa met me as soon as I got here and showed me around some, but it will take a long time to see everything. 

The angels are so cool.  I love to watch them fly.  And, you know what?  Jesus doesn't look like any of his pictures.  Yet, when I saw Him, I knew it
was Him.  Jesus himself took me to see GOD !  And guess what, Mom ?  I
got to sit on God's knee and talk to Him, like I was somebody important.
That's when I told Him that I wanted to write you a letter, to tell you
good bye and everything.  But I already knew that wasn't allowed.  Well,
you know what Mom ?  God handed me some paper and His own personal pen to write you this letter.  I think Gabriel is the name of the angel who
is going to drop this letter off to you.  God said for me to give you the answer to one of the questions you asked Him 'Where was He when I
needed him ?'  "God said He was in the same place with me, as when His
son Jesus was on the cross.  He was right there, as He always is with
all His children.  Oh, by the way, Mom, no one else can see what I've
written except you.  To everyone else this is just a blank piece of
paper.  Isn't that cool ?  I have to give God His pen back now. He needs
it to write some more names in the Book of Life.  Tonight I get to sit
at the table with Jesus for supper.  I'm sure the food will be great.

 Oh, I almost forgot to tell you.  I don't hurt anymore.  The cancer is all gone.  I'm glad because I couldn't stand that pain anymore and God couldn't stand to see me hurt so much, either.  That's when He sent The Angel of Mercy to come get me.
The Angel said I was a Special Delivery !  How about that ?

Signed with Love from God, Jesus & Me.




~ Blessings ~

If you woke up this morning
with more health than illness,
you are more blessed than the
million who won't survive the week.

If you have never experienced
the danger of battle,
the loneliness of imprisonment,
the agony of torture or
the pangs of starvation,
you are ahead of 20 million people
around the world.

If you attend a church meeting
without fear of harassment,
arrest, torture, or death,
you are more blessed than almost
three billion people in the world.

If you have food in your refrigerator,
clothes on your back, a roof over
your head and a place to sleep,
you are richer than 75% of this world.

If you have money in the bank,
in your wallet, and spare change
in a dish someplace, you are among
the top 8% of the world's wealthy.

If your parents are still married and alive,
you are very rare,
especially in the United States.

If you hold up your head with a smile
on your face and are truly thankful,
you are blessed because the majority can,
but most do not.

If you can hold someone's hand, hug them
or even touch them on the shoulder,
you are blessed because you can
offer God's healing touch.

If you can read this message,
you are more blessed than over
two billion people in the world
that cannot read anything at all.

You are so blessed in ways
you may never even know.


~ Joke ~

Q:  What is dirt?




A:  Mud with the juice squeezed out


Wednesday, April 25, 2007

~ A Joke ~




 The Smiths were unable to conceive children and decided to use a surrogate father to start their family.


 On the day the proxy father was to arrive, Mr. Smith kissed his wife goodbye and said, "Well, I'm off now; the man should be here soon."


 Half an hour later, just by chance, a door-to-door baby photographer happened to ring the doorbell, hoping to make a sale.


 Good morning, Ma'am", he said, "I've come to...''


 Oh, no need to explain," Mrs. Smith cut in, embarrassed, "I've been expecting you."


  "Have you really?" said the photographer. "Well, that's good. Did you know babies are my specialty?"


  "Well that's what my husband and I had hoped. Please come in and have a seat"


 After a moment she asked, blushing, "Well, where do we start?"


 "Leave everything to me. I usually try two in the bathtub, one on the couch, and perhaps a couple on the bed. And sometimes the living room floor is fun. You can really spread out there."


 "Bathtub? Living room floor? No wonder it didn't work out for Harry and me!"


 "Well, Ma'am, none of us can guarantee a good one every time. But if we try several different positions and I shoot from six or seven angles, I'm sure you'll be pleased with the results."


 "My, that's a lot!" gasped Mrs. Smith.


 "Ma'am, in my line of work a man has to take his time. I'd love to be in and out in five minutes, but I'm sure you'd be disappointed with that."


 "Don't I know it," said Mrs. Smith quietly.


The photographer opened his briefcase and pulled out a portfolio of his baby pictures. "This was done on the top of a bus," he said.


"Oh my God!" Mrs. Smith exclaimed, grasping at her throat.


 "And these twins turned out exceptionally well - when you consider their mother was so difficult to work with."


 "She was difficult?" asked Mrs. Smith.


  "Yes, I'm afraid so I finally had to take her to the park to get the job done right. People were crowding around four and five deep to get a good look."


  "Four and five deep?" said Mrs. Smith, her eyes wide with amazement.


 "Yes", the photographer replied. "And for more than three hours, too.  The mother was constantly squealing and yelling - I could hardly concentrate, and when darkness approached I had to rush my shots. Finally, when the squirrels began nibbling on my equipment, I just had to pack it all in."


 Mrs. Smith leaned forward. "Do you mean they actually chewed on your, uh"


  "It's true, Ma'am, yes. Well, if you're ready, I'll set-up my tripod and we can get to work right away."




 "Oh yes, Ma'am. I need to use a tripod to rest my Canon on. It's much too big to be held in the hand very long."



 Mrs. Smith fainted




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~ A different day ~

.....Just to let you know, nothing in this journal's entry is toward anyone in specific, I use it to write my feelings, and about my illnesess,and in hopes it might help someone else as I do. And if you might take an entry wrong and feel that it is about you, I'm sorry but It isn't, it just may seem to coincide with your own life. May God bless you!......


Good morning! :o) This morning it's raining and a bit chilly out! lol This weather! lol

I did take the pictures of what is and what is not growing like I said I would. :o) I was amazed at what I saw for this time of year! Plus, no one has been able to get out yet to get the weeding done. Everyone has such different schedules here! :o) It'll get done in due time. :o) We do have plenty of dandilions growing though! lol :o)

My mom and sister came to visit me last evening. I haven't seen her since the one doctor's visit that I chose to walk out! :o) Thats when I went out to take the pictures. It was cooler then. I wasn't out for very long, and all of the sudden my sides and my legs started to cramp up so bad from the heat, I had to go in to try and cool off! The pain was so bad. The muslce cramps seemed to just keep going all over my body even when inside my cooled bedroom. My mom and sister left, and I stayed in bed resting. I was all in a ball once again and in so much pain. I don't know what to do when this happens yet. Well...I do what I'm told, but it isn't working. Not sure why. My daughter made diner and by the time it was done, I was in tears! She came in to let me know it was done. :o) I came out to try to eat at the table. I did it, and I do if for my grandson. :o) I want him to grow up with a family setting. ;o) Afterwards I just went back and rested more. It finally eased up. Whew!

I watched some tv, then put some pillows on top of each other to make it so I wasn't laying completely flat. That helped alot! :o)

I'm feeling alot better with my flu/cold now and it's going away so much quicker! I realized why! I'm sleeping through the nights now! So thats helping my body replunish itself. :o) My body is sore though from all the cramps, but am so used to it. gggrr! :o)

My home health aid will be here soon. ;o) Need to go. Thank you so much for the e-cards and the emails and your comments! :o) Gods blessings to all of you! :o)


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Tuesday, April 24, 2007



~Much better~

.....Just to let you know, nothing in this journal's entry is toward anyone in specific, I use it to write my feelings, and about my illnesess,and in hopes it might help someone else as I do. And if you might take an entry wrong and feel that it is about you, I'm sorry but It isn't, it just may seem to coincide with your own life. May God bless you!......


Good morning! :o) LOL...I love this graphic! Too funny! lol

I'm feeling so much better this morning! :o) My head doesn't feel like it's going to blow up anymore! :o) Thats always a good feeling! :o)
This has really flared up my body. I expected it to.
My spine is feeling like it needs oiled again. My lower back feels like I have a few tennis balls in there. Both hips feel like they're grinding when I walk. My upper thighs are "lumpy" with a few muscle cramps. Ouchie! Other then that, things are just fine.

I had to turn the air on yesterday, it got up in the 80's again, and was 79 degree's in the house! Yikes! That didn't help my pains any. I was taking a nap and thats when the temps. got so hot in here. I was alone and no one here to keep an eye on it for me. :o) I cooled down pretty quickly! Whew! :o) Since my bedroom is small, it really cooled down fast, and thats what I needed! :o) Just thankfully I woke up when I did so my body didn't go into the exacerbation it did about a month ago. Can't have that!

I've been seeing all of the beautiful flowers that everyone has in their gardens! :o) I thought about taking photo's of what I have. lol Well...maybe I will just take photo's of what I don't have! lol :o) I only have 1 thing thats growing. Phlox and tulips! Everything else that started blooming so pretty right before all of the snow has not returned yet. My rose bushes, my lilacs and evrything else are not looking good at all. I do want to take photo's of them to post. :o) Maybe someone might have some ideas for me to help them along. :o)

I watched The Color Purple again last night! :o) I love that movie! It to me, speaks volumes! :o)

Thank you for your support in your emails and comments! Gods blessings to all of you! :o)


Monday, April 23, 2007

~What a beautiful day it was!~

.....Just to let you know, nothing in this journal's entry is toward anyone in specific, I use it to write my feelings, and about my illnesess,and in hopes it might help someone else as I do. And if you might take an entry wrong and feel that it is about you, I'm sorry but It isn't, it just may seem to coincide with your own life. May God bless you!......


Good morning! :o) I truly love what the graphic says! Boy is that soooo true! :o) Sad that there are still people that can't see this. Being blessed with money gets you no where....I'd much rather be blessed with honest friends more then anything! :o) And I have! :o) (IMHO)

Yesterday was in the upper 80's and so beautiful out! :o) And I was in bed! lol gggrrr! I'm hoping I'll be over this in a few more days. uuuhhh...this is for the birds! lol
It has given me a bit of a flare up, but not too bad. Not nearly as bad as before. Whew! :o)
My problem was before with my I had seen someone say....yes, like Anna Niccole Smith, I DID take a few more pills here and there when "I" thought they weren't working. WRONG! DO NOT DO THAT! I can not stress that enough. My heart really goes out to Anna's family....! When you are in pain, and you want to get out of pain....and you have a ton of medicines sitting take what you are prescribed, and it hasn't helped.....then what? The pain has effected you so bad that tears run down your face....and you can't walk...the only thing on your mind is to "want" to feel better. "And quick!" So, what's 1 more going to hurt? Then it gets into your body's system, it gets used to it, stops working, you need more. It gets to the point to where nothing helps your pain to go away! Get help! A doctor will help you. :o) I just feel that I can't stress this enough. I really care. :o) I've been there.

Moving on......

I was also reading a friend of mines' journal and I honestly don't know where or why there are people in this world that pride theirselves on doing nothing but hurting people and pushing their own beliefs down others throats! Litteraly! If you believe in God, then why is it wrong to go to a certain church that might be bigger then another chuch? Even though it's the same denomination? They were told that God wouldn't be able to "find" them there! What? I've heard of alot...but I've never heard this one and it never ceases to amaze me how and why do people do this? So, when you pray, God doesn't hear you? I'd like to know where in the Bible does it say this? My friends and I talk, and when we've gone to church, this is what happens! Not just going to a big church, but so many other things! My daughter is Cathlic and goes to a large church here in town. Since she was in Kindergarden at the Cathlic school, I've been sent each month, a box of envelopes with the week and month posted on them. Those are for tithing. Now...IMHO....I don't think that it's anyone elses bussness how much I tith. Father "C" knows and God knows. And thats it! My friend is being picked on by someone who "feels" they know "all." My heart goes out to her. :o( I've been called many names too, and been through simialar problems as well. It hurts.

Sorry for the little rant...when a friend hurts,,so do I. :o)

Today, I'm really hoping to be able to get out side a bit. :o) I really need to get some fresh air! My husband put my chair on the front porch for me yesterday so I can sit out there if I felt like it today. :o)
My husband watched our grandson last night! :o) I wanted to be with him soooo bad! :o( I came out of my room for a brief minute...and here he came...running to me!! :o) He ran up to me and gave me a big hug! :o) Bless his heart! :o) I did my best to explain to him that grandma was sick and needed to stay in bed, and I blew him a kiss! :o) He gave me a huge smile! :o) Just warmed my heart! :o) My daughter and he will be coming home today! YAY! :o) She leaves on Fridays to go visit her dad and other relatives in Bellbrook, and stays until Sunday. Then stays at her boyfriends as well and spends time at his family's as well. :o) I hope he doesn't get whatever it is that I have! :o(

I need to go. I hope everyone is feeling alright! :o) Thank you for all the comments and emails! :o) Gods blessings to all of you! :o)

P.S. No, I don't drink and never did diet soda's. :o)

Sunday, April 22, 2007

~Just when I thought....LOL

.....Just to let you know, nothing in this journal's entry is toward anyone in specific, I use it to write my feelings, and about my illnesess,and in hopes it might help someone else as I do. And if you might take an entry wrong and feel that it is about you, I'm sorry but It isn't, it just may seem to coincide with your own life. May God bless you!......

Good morning! Hoping all are well this day! :o)

I think I finally have the computer fully fixed now! Woo Hoo! :o) It was taken to the shop to be fixed, and the man had said something about a Norton Virus checker that was on it conflicting with another virus checker...( still doesn't make sense to me). wasn't working any better! My husband called the man and let him know what had been going on, and he assured him that there wasn't anything else wrong. Hmmmm?! We couldn't figure out what the problem could be. My daughter needs the computer to do her school work! It had to be fixed. We even tried getting on Explorer! That would freeze! I would sign on aol and it would do nothing but boot me every few minutes! Sometimes I could be on for the most about 5 minutes! I'd get on to try and keep my mail box as low as possible. :o) I could get some journals to load and some wouldn't....I could send some emails and then I couldn't! It didn't make sense! Finally...on Friday, my husband took a half day off and thought maybe it could be the cable modem! He took it to the office to see if it could be. He came back with a new one. We've had the old one since the cable modems came out in this area! Thats a long time ago! lol :o) That was it! YAY! :o) I haven't been booted yet! ( knocking on wood) It's always the most obvious thing that needs fixed! :o) Geesh! What a time we had with this computer...well with the whole ordeal! lol :o)

I also wanted to say from my last entry I made about going off of my medicines; Please do NOT do what I did without your doctors help! It took weeks! I did not just stop taking any of my medicines. I don't want anyone to hurt themselves.

Which brings me to now! I had my doctors appointment and I was feeling great that day! :o) My son's girl friend had come in for the weekend from Columbus from college that day in the afternoon! Well, she is sick! My son told her that I made a pot of soup and she came early because she loves my soup and it would help make her feel better! Guess what?!!! That evening....I was sicker then a dog!! :o( I caught what she had!! gggrrr! I had told my son and her about my immune system many times. Plus, we have a baby that lives here as well. I just took my temp. and it's now down to 101.4! uuuggghhh!! Yesterday it was so nice and very warm here finally...and I was in bed shivering! :o( I'm glad that she is feeling better. But now I'm not, and I'm hoping that my grandson doesn't get this....this isn't something very fun! :o) I have my winter woolies on and still freezing! lol Geesh! I'm poping vitamins and staying in bed....actually, I don't feel like doing much of anything else! Yesterday, I was on here getting through all of my mail and actually got my mail box emptied! Wow! :o)
I sent out my graphic's group email early because I don't know if I'll be asleep or not....and I don't want to use the email thingy where you can send an email out at a certain time....I've tried that before and it didn't work for me! LOL I did something wrong! lol Good Grief! :o)

I really need to go now...just feeling blah! :o) Thank you all so much for your comments and emails! :o) Gods blessings to all of you! :o)


~Saying's from the 50's~

These statements were quite common during the 1950s. How many of today's sayings will ring as true 50 years from now?

1. I'll tell you one thing, if things keep going the way they are, it's going to be impossible to buy a week's groceries for $20.

2. Have you seen the new cars coming out next year? It won't be long when $5,000 will only buy a used one.

3. If cigarettes keep going up in price, I'm going to quit. A quarter a pack is ridiculous.

4. Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging a dime just to mail a letter?

5. The Government is wanting to get its hands on everything. Pretty soon it's going to be impossible to run a family business or a farm.

6. If they raise the minimum wage to $1, nobody will be able to hire outside help at the store.

7. When I first started driving, who would have thought gas would someday cost 50 cents a gallon. Guess we'd be better off leaving the car in the garage.  Was 6 gal. for a dollar.

8. Kids today are impossible. Those duck tail hair cuts make it impossible to stay groomed. Next thing you know, boys will be wearing their hair as long as the girls.

9. Also, their music drives me wild. This "Rock Around The Clock" thing is nothing but racket.

10. I'm afraid to send my kids to the movies any more. Ever since they let Clark Gable get by with saying "damn" in "Gone With The Wind," it seems every movie has a "hell" or "damn" in it.

11. Also, it won't be long until couples are sleeping in the same bed in the movies. What is this world coming to?

12. Marilyn Monroe is now showing her bra and panties, so apparently there are no standards anymore.

13. Pretty soon you won't be able to buy a good 10 cent cigar.

14. I read the other day where some scientist thinks it's possible to put a man on the moon by the end of the of the century. They even have some fellows they call astronauts preparing for it down in Texas.

15. Did you see where some baseball player just signed a contract for $75,000 a year just to play ball? It wouldn't surprise me if someday they'll be making more than the president.

16. Do you suppose television will ever reach our part of the country?

17. I never thought I'd see the day all our kitchen appliances would be electric. They are even making electric typewriters now.

18. It's too bad things are so tough nowadays. I see where a few married women are having to work to make ends meet.

19. It won't be long before young couples are going to have to hire someone to watch their kids so they can both work.

20. Marriage doesn't mean a thing anymore, those Hollywood stars seem to be getting divorced at the drop of a hat.

21. I'll tell you one thing. If my kid ever talks back to me, he won't be able to sit down for a week.

22. Did you know the new church in town is allowing women to wear slacks to their service?

23. Next thing you know is, the government will start paying us not to grow crops.

24. I'm just afraid the Volkswagen car is going to open the door to a whole lot of foreign business.

25. Thank goodness I won't live to see the day when the Government takes half our income in taxes. I sometimes wonder if we are electing the best people to Congress.

26. Why in the world would you want to send your daughter to college? Isn't she going to get married? It would be different if she could be a doctor or a lawyer.

27. I just hate to see the young people smoking. As I tell my kids, "Don't take a cigarette from ANYONE. You never know what might be in it."

28. The drive-in restaurant is convenient in nice weather, but I seriously doubt they will ever catch on.

29. There is no sense going to Lincoln or Omaha anymore for a weekend. It costs nearly $15 a night to stay in a hotel.

30. No one can afford to be sick anymore, $35 a day in the hospital is too rich for my blood.

31. If a few idiots want to risk their necks flying across the country that's fine, but nothing will ever replace trains.

32. I don't know about you but if they raise the price of coffee to 15 cents, I'll just have to drink mine at home.

33. If they think I'll pay 50 cents for a hair cut, forget it. I'll have my wife learn to cut hair.

34. We won't be going out much anymore. Our baby sitter informed us she wants 50 cents an hour. Kids think money grows on trees.

35. Cars which dim their lights by sensors, automatic transmissions, and who knows what else? Pretty soon they will drive themselves.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

~Everyone needs to read this!~


After tossing her books on the sofa, she decided to grab a snack and get on-line. She logged on under her screen name ByAngel213. She checked her Buddy List and saw GoTo123 was on. She sent him an instant message:

Hi. I'm glad you are on! I thought someone was following me home today. It was really weird!

LOL You watch too much TV. Why would someone be following you?
Don't you live in a safe neighborhood?

Of course I do. LOL I guess it was my imagination cuz I didn't see anybody when I looked out.

Unless you gave your name out on-line. You haven't done that have you?

Of course not. I'm not stupid you know.

Did you have a softball game after school today?

Yes and we won!!

That's great! Who did you play?

We played the Hornets. LOL. Their uniforms are so gross! They look like bees. LOL

What is your team called?

We are the Canton Cats. We have tiger paws on our uniforms. They are really cool.

Did you pitch?

No I play second base. I got to go. My homework has to be done before my parents get home. I don't want them mad at me. Bye!

Catch you later. Bye

Meanwhile......GoTo123 went to the member menu and began to search for her profile. When it came up, he highlighted it and printed it out. He took out a pen and began to write down what he knew about Angel so far.

Her name: <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Shannon
Birthday: Jan. 3, 1985
Age: 13
State where she lived: North Carolina

Hobbies: softball, chorus, skating and going to the mall. Besides this information, he knew she lived in Canton because she had just told him.  He knew she stayed by herself until 6:30 p.m. every afternoon until her parents came home from work. He knew she played softball on Thursday afternoons on the school team, and the teamwas named the Canton Cats. He r favorite number 7 was printed on her jersey. He knew she was in the eighth grade at the Canton Junior High School . She had told him all this in the conversations they had on-line. He had enough information to find her now.

Shannon didn't tell her parents about the incident on the way home from the ballpark that day. She didn't want them to make a scene and stop her from walking home from the softball games. Parents were always overreacting and hers were the worst. It made her wish she was not an only child. Maybe if she had brothers and sisters, her parents wouldn't be so overprotective.

By Thursday, Shannon had forgotten about the footsteps following her.

Her game was in full swing when suddenly she felt someone staring at her. It was then that the memory came back. She glanced up from her second base position to see a man watching her closely.

He was leaning against the fence behind first base and he smiled when she looked at him. He didn't look scary and she quickly dismissed the sudden fear she had felt.

After the game, he sat on a bleacher while she talked to the coach. She noticed his smile once again as she walked past him. He nodded and she smiled back. He noticed her name on the back of her shirt. He knew he had found her.

Quietly, he walked a safe distance behind her. It was only a few blocks to Shannon's home, and once he saw where she lived he quickly returned to the park to get his car.

Now he had to wait. He decided to get a bite to eat until the time came to go to Shannon's house. He drove to a fast food restaurant and sat there until time to make his move.

Shannon was in her room later that evening when she heard voices in the living room.

"Shannon, come here,"
her father called. He sounded upset and she couldn't imagine why. She went into the room to see the man from the ballpark sitting on the sofa.

"Sit down,"
her father began, "this man has just told us a most interesting story about you."

Shannon sat back. How could he tell her parents anything? She had never seen him before today!

"Do you know who I am, Shannon ?"
the man asked.

Shannon answered.

"I am a police officer and your online friend, GoTo123."

Shannon was stunned. "That's impossible! GoTo is a kid my age! He's 14. And he lives in Michigan !"

The man smiled.
"I know I told you all that, but it wasn't true. You see, Shannon , there are people on-line who pretend to be kids; I was one of them. But while others do it to injure kids and hurt them, I belong to a group of parents who do it to protect kids from predators. I came here to find you to teach you how dangerous it is to talk to people on-line. You told me enough about yourself to make it easy for me to find you. You named the school you went to, the name of your ball team and the position you played. The number and name on your jersey just made finding you a breeze."

Shannon was stunned.
"You mean you don't live in Michigan ?"

He laughed.
"No, I live in Raleigh . It made you feel safe to think I was so far away, didn't it?"

She nodded.

"I had a friend whose daughter was like you. Only she wasn't as lucky. The guy found her and murdered her while she was home alone. Kids are taught not to tell anyone when they are alone, yet they do it all the time on-line. The wrong people trick you into giving out information a little here and there on-line. Before you know it, you have told them enough for them to find you without even realizing you have done it. I hope you've learned a lesson from this and won't do it again. Tell others about this so they will be safe too?"

"It's a promise!"

That night Shannon and her Dad and Mom all knelt down together and thanked God for protecting Shannon from what could have been a tragic situation.

~A little something~

A holy man was having a conversation with the Lord one day and  said, "Lord,  I would like to know what Heaven and Hell are like."

The Lord led the holy man to two doors.

He opened one of the doors and the holy man looked  in. In the middle of the room was a large round table.

In the middle of the table was a large pot of stew which  smelled delicious and made the holy man's mouth water. The people sitting around the table were thin and  sickly. They appeared to be famished.

They were holding spoons with very long handles that were strapped to their arms and each found it possible to reach into the pot of stew and take a spoonful, but because the handle was longer than their arms, they  could not get the spoons back into their mouths.

The holy man shuddered at the sight of their misery and suffering. The Lord said, "You have seen Hell."

They went to the next room and opened the door. It was exactly the Same as the first one.

There was the large round table with the large pot of stew  which made the holy man's mouth water. The people were equipped with the same long-handled spoons,  but here the people were well nourished and plump, laughing and talking.

The holy man said, "I don't  understand." "It is simple" said the Lord, "it requires but one  skill. You see, they have learned to feed each other, while the  greedy think only of themselves.


Laughter Really Is the Best Medicine

We’ve all heard the old adage, "Laughter is the best medicine." Turns out, it’s actually true. While laughing can’t replace the wonders of modern medicine or the impeccable care of your family physician, it does have a number of biophysical side effects that make it an important part of a healthy lifestyle:

Laughing helps you fend off disease. When you laugh, the motion pushes lymph fluid around your body, which strengthens your immune system. You also take in greater amounts of oxygen, which is deadly to many bacteria and even to some cancer cells. So next time you feel a sniffle coming on, forget the Echinacea – have a friend tell you a joke or watch a funny movie instead. Laughter can also assist with pain relief. It helps to release endorphins, which are the body’s natural pain killers. And if the pain is more emotional in nature? The prescription is still laughter. It also releases serotonin, a neurotransmitter (brain chemical) linked to feelings of happiness. Feeling stressed? Laughter can take care of that, too. A good belly laugh actually works to relax other muscles of the body as the diaphragm and belly muscles contract. Then, once you’re done laughing, the diaphragm and belly muscles also relax. On top of that, laughing decreases the level of stress hormones in your body. Laughter is good for the heart. A good bout of laughter is like a mini aerobic workout - it burns calories and improves circulation. Not to mention that a good sense of humor can insulate you from anger and distress, both of which can raise blood pressure and eventually lead to a heart attack.

Laugh and the World Laughs with You

Laughter isn’t only healthy for you, it also has important social benefits:

Laughter is contagious. When you laugh heartily, others will laugh too, and laughing together makes people feel more connected. Plus, people who are laughing together actually talk more, touch more and make more eye contact, which proves laughter really is "the shortest distance between two people." Laughter diffuses strong emotion. It is hard to feel angry, distressed or sad when you laugh. If you can find the humor in a situation, you are less likely to blow up and lash out at those around you. And nothing eases the tension of an awkward situation like a well-placed joke. (Just keepit tasteful, or you may find yourself in an even more awkward situation!) Laughter increases energy. The more energy you have, the more you will participate in activities that you otherwise might have avoided because you were "too tired." This is a great way to meet new people or bond more with those you already know.



Thursday, April 19, 2007

~My doctors visit this morning~

.....Just to let you know, nothing in this journal's entry is toward anyone in specific, I use it to write my feelings, and about my illnesess,and in hopes it might help someone else as I do. And if you might take an entry wrong and feel that it is about you, I'm sorry but It isn't, it just may seem to coincide with your own life. May God bless you!......



Good evening! Hoping all are well! :o)

This morning I had an appointment with my sleep specialist. :o) I love him to death! :o) He's the best!
Since I've been feeling so much better, I've been able to get out more and am able to be a bit more active here at home as well. :o)
I got up at 5:00 this morning and started a big pot of vegetable soup because everyone here has either a could or something going on and I thought that would be a good thing to help heal what ails them! :o) I got dressed and off I went to the doctor. :o) I was the first one in. All my vitals were great! Yess! :o) The doctor came in and he said that I really looked well! :o) He knows how I really dislike hearing, "You look good!" Meaning...that I have invisable dieseases and am trying to get others to not say that. :o) But he did mean what he said. :o) He told me that my eyes looked so much better! Much more happier and healthier! Well....I told him there was a reason for this! lol He knows how I am...which is a good thing! lol :o) Soooo...I proceed to tell him what I have been doing with my medications! He was thrilled with my progess! He knows that I do have a medical back ground and I do know what I'm doing. I also let him know about my new diagnosis of multiple sclerosis as well, and my plans of treatment with my neurologists! :o) He was very happy about all of that too! :o)
All in all it was a great visit! My sleep has been great too! YAY!!! :o) I have been sleeping all through the nights too! And I have been for about a month! :o) He looked at what I was on...and said that the medicines were fighting in my body and making things much worse. Well...I'd figured that out awhile back.
Because of the pains were not going away and getting so much worse. I was in my electric wheel chair all the time and and not able to actual sit in any chair in this house or anywhere! Only my bed! I knew I had to do something....because I was running out of opptions. So I took over! Even my doctor this morning said that I'm the only one that knows my own body! And that is so true! So I took over. So far so good! :o) I'm not going to do anymore right now. Things are great right why change that?! :o)
So...things are going great with my pains for now. ;o) I do still have them, but I have gotten them down to where I can have them back to the normal pain scale! lol :o) And to me...thats an accomplishment! :o)

Thank you for all of your comments and emails! I do appreciate them all! :o) Gods bleesings to you! :o)


Wednesday, April 18, 2007



~You have to do this!~

How do they do this?


YOUR AGE BY EATING OUT Don't tell me your age; you probably would tell a falsehood anyway-but your waiter may know!




This is pretty neat.

DON'T CHEAT BY SCROLLING DOWN FIRST! It takes less than a minute . Work this out as you read ... Be sure you don't read the bottom until you've worked it out! This is not one of those waste of time things, it's fun.

1. First of all, pick the number of times a week that you would like to go out to eat.(more than once but less than 10)

2. Multiply this number by 2 (just to be bold)

3. Add 5

4. Multiply it by 50

5. If you have already had your birthday this year add 1757 .... If you haven't, add 1756.

6. Now subtract the four digit year that you were born.


You should have a three digit number


The first digit of this was your original number

(I.e., how! Many times you want to go out to restaurants in a week.)

The next two numbers are

YOUR AGE! (Oh YES, it is!!!!!)



Got this from Merry! :o)

~Why Doesn't My doctor know this?~

Why Doesn't My Doctor Know This?

by Kent Holtorf, MD

[Dr. Kent Holtorf, MD, is Medical Director of the Holtorf Medical Group
Center for Hormone Imbalance, Hypothyroidism, and Fatigue in Torrance,
California.* He specializes in treating CFS and FM patients.]

A question that is often raised by patients is "Why doesn't my doctor know
all of this?" The reason is that the overwhelming majority (all but a few
percent) of physicians (endocrinologists, internists, family practitioners,
rheumatologists, etc.) do not read medical journals. When asked, most
doctors will claim that they routinely read medical journals, but this has
been shown not to be the case.

The reason is multi-factorial, but it comes down to the fact that the
doctors do not have the time. They are too busy running their practices.
The overwhelming majority of physicians rely on what they learned in
medical school and on pharmaceutical sales representatives to keep them
"up-to-date" on new drug information. Obviously, the studies brought to
physicians for "educational purposes" are highly filtered to support their

There has been significant concern by health care organizations and experts
that physicians are failing to learn of new information presented in
medical journals and lack the ability to translate that information into
treatments for their patients. The concern is essentially that doctors
erroneously rely on what they have previously been taught and don't change
treatment philosophies as new information becomes available. This is
especially true for endocrinological conditions, where physicians are very
resistant to changing old concepts of diagnosis and treatment despite
overwhelming evidence to the contrary, because it is not what they were
taught in medical school and residency.

Read the complete article at



~Just whatever comes up~

.....Just to let you know, nothing in this journal's entry is toward anyone in specific, I use it to write my feelings, and about my illnesess,and in hopes it might help someone else as I do. And if you might take an entry wrong and feel that it is about you, I'm sorry but It isn't, it just may seem to coincide with your own life. May God bless you!......

Good afternoon! Journal gremilns have been keeping me from writting an actual entry. :o) Today...I'm going to try it anyway! :o)

I've been really doing great! Just wanted to let everyone that! :o) I've been doing alot of things with my medicines and have had so much success! YAY! :o) I've done what I said I was going to do; take myself off of all of those medicines! So far, I'm down to just 4 now! Yesss! I'm so much better then I've been in so long! :o) What a difference! :o) My husband noticed a difference in me and my health and I told him just last week what I had done and he is very proud of me! :o) So am I! With the work of my doctor, I'm doing good with it now...! :o)

I still have those days though...but over all...I know I will not have to go to see the pain clinic again! YAY! No more chemicals in my body that I don't want! Ick!

I think we've all here have had the stomach flu so many times now! Geesh! Mine started on Easter day! I think I've had it now at least 4 times since! uuuhhh! I think we keep passing it around.

I'd also like to mention something that I read this morning about friends. I'm truly upset for a friend of mine. My heart goes out for you (L). Through hindsight...I've learned the hard way so many things. I've gotten hurt so many times, by thinking that I had a friend then come to find out I truly didn't. And here I had opened up my heart and said things that I would never had told anyone else to! And then to turn around to find out they were talking behind my back and letting me know how wrong I was living my life! Believe cut! I've learned time and time again to not be so open to anyone anymore. My husband told me never again to be so open, because what I said has now been used against me! And all it was...was my life and things that happened in my life! I never in my wildest dreams would ever imagine that something like a simple conversation would/could be turned around and be all your fault! How? By trusting the wrong people. I now have only enough true friends that I can count on one hand! That I can KNOW I can trust to talk to. I'm by far not a mean person...just can't feel I can ever trust anymore. And I really feel thats sad! I truly do!
And what was said to you at work...I've heard that one too! God hears us all pray! :o) Again....I've heard bad things from supposed friends like that one too! Not nice! And very hurtful too! :o( God is loving! :o)

I don't write much anymore in this journal about what I used to because of certain things. I want to keep things the way they are now, happy for me and my family! :o)

I've been having problems with putting photo's up and haven't figured it out yet, but when I do...I'll post some. :o)

One last thing before I my eyes; Trust has to be earned.

Gods Blessings to all of you! :o)

~A joke!~

Q:  What did the frog order at McDonald's?


A:  A hoppy meal with French flies and a diet croak


Tuesday, April 17, 2007

~Snagged from Guido~

I snagged this from Guido's journal.


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My prayers are with all.



~Something nice to think about~

An elderly Chinese woman had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a
pole, which she carried across her neck. One of the pots had a crack in
it while the other pot was perfect and
Always delivered a full portion of water, at the end of the long walk from
the stream to the house, the cracked pot arrived only half full.

For a full two years this went on daily, with the woman bringing home only
one and a half pots of water. Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its
accomplishments. But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its
ownimperfection, and miserable that it could only do half of what it had
been made to do.

After 2 years of what it perceived to be bitter failure, it spoke to the
woman one day by the stream.

"I am ashamed of myself, because this crack in my Side causes water to
leak out all the way back to your house."

The old woman smiled, "Did you notice that there are flowers on your
side of the path, but not on the other pot's side?"

"That's because I have always known about your flaw, so I planted
flower seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we walk back,
you water them. For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful
flowers to decorate the table. Without you being just the way you are,
there would not be this beauty to grace the house."

Each of us has our own unique flaw. But it's the cracks and flaws we
each have that make our lives together so very interesting and rewarding.
You've just got to take each person for what they are and look for the
good in them.

SO..... to all of my crackpot friends, have a great day and remember to
smell the flowers on your side of the path!