Friday, April 28, 2006

John's Tag

John tagged me with something called

The 30-second Rule

Rules: Bold the following that are true about you, italicize things you wish were true, add one true thing about you.

I miss somebody right now.
I don't watch much TV these days.
I love olive rice.
I own lots of books.
I wear glasses or contact lenses.
I love to play video games.
I've tried marijuana.
I've watched porn movies.
I have been in a threesome.
I have been the psycho-ex in a past relationship.
I believe honesty is usually the best policy.
I curse sometimes.
I have changed a lot mentally over the last year.
I carry my knife/razor everywhere with me.
I'm TOTALLY smart.
I've broken someone's bones.
I have a secret that I am ashamed to reveal.
I hate the rain.
I'm paranoid at times.
I would get plastic surgery if it were 100% safe, free of cost, and scar-free.
I need money right now.
I love sushi.
I talk really, really fast.
I have fresh breath in the morning.
I have long hair.
I have ost money in Las Vegasl.
I have at least one sibling.
I was born in a country outside of the U.S.
I past. have worn fake hair/fingernails/eyelashes in the
I couldn't survive without Caller I.D.
I like the way that I look.
I have lied to a good friend in the last 6 months.
I know how to cornrow. (er, I know how to cornflake.. it counts? =)
I am usually pessimistic.
I have a lot of mood swings.
I think prostitution should be legalized.
I think Britney Spears is pretty.
I have a hidden talent.
I'm always hyper no matter how much sugar I have.
I have a lot of friends.
I am currently single.
I have pecked someone of the same sex.
I enjoy talking on the phone.
I practically live in sweatpants or PJ pants.
I love to shop.
I enjoy window shopping.
I would rather shop than eat.
I would classify myself as ghetto.
I'm bourgie and have worn a sweater tied around my shoulders.
I'm obsessed with my Xanga or Livejournal. (or Blog)
I don't hate anyone.
I'm a pretty good dancer.
I'm completely embarrassed to be seen with my mother.
I have a cell phone.
I believe in (a) God.
I watch MTV on a daily basis.
I have passed out drunk in the past 6 months.
I've rejected someone before.
I currently like someone.
I have no idea what I want to do for the rest of my life. (I'm having enough trouble figuring out THIS portion of my life)
I want to have children in the future.
I have changed a diaper before.
I've called the cops on a friend before.
I am a member of the Tom Green fan club.
I'm not allergic to anything.
I have a lot to learn. I have been with someone at least 10 years older or younger.
I have scared people off with my enthusiasm

I am shy situations)around the opposite sex. (in certain situations)
I'm online 24/7, even as an away message.
I have tried alcohol or drugs before. (just alcohol)
I have made a move on a friend's significant other or crush in the past.
I own the "South Park" movie.
I have avoided assignments at work/school to be on Xanga or Livejournal.
When I was a kid I played "the birds and the bees" with a neighbour or chum.
I enjoy some country music. (old stuff, mostly)
I would die for my best friends.
I think that Pizza Hut has the best pizza.
I watch soap operas whenever I can.
I'm obsessive, and often a perfectionist.
I have used my sexuality to advance my career.
I love Michael Jackson, scandals and all.
I know all the words to Slick Rick's "Children's Story".
Halloween is awesome because you get free candy.
I watch Spongebob Squarepants and I like it.
I have dated a close friend's ex.
I like surveys/memes.
I am happy at this moment.
I'm obsessed with guys.
I have pajamas with turtles on them(but with tiggers on them)

I am punk rockish.(or I was as a kid)
I am preppy.
I go for older guys/girls, not younger.
I study for tests most of the time.
I tie my shoelaces differently from anyone I've ever met.
I can work on a car.
I love my job.
I am comfortable with who I am right now.
I have more than just my ears pierced.
I walk barefoot wherever I can.
I have jumped off a bridge.
I love sea turtles.
I spend ridiculous amounts of money on makeup.
I believe in prophetic dreams.
I plan on achieving a major goal/dream.
I'm proficient on a musical instrument.
I worked at McDonald's restaurant.
I hate office jobs.
I love sci-fi movies.
I think water rules.
I went to college out of state.
I am adopted.
I like sausage.
I am a pyro.
I love the Red Sox.
I have thrown up from crying too much.
I have been intentionally hurt by people that I loved.
I love kisses.
I fall for the worst people.
I adore bright colors.
I love Dear Abby.
I can't live without black eyeliner.
I think school is awesome.
I think pigtails serve a purpose.
I don't know why the hell I just did this stupid thing.
I usually like covers better than originals.
I don't like multi-textured ice cream.
I think John Cusack is adorable.
I f**king hate chain theme restaurants like Applebees and TGIFridays.
I watch Food Network way too much.
I love coaching youth sports.
I can pick up things with my toes.
I can't whistle.
I can move my tongue in waves, much like a snakes slither.
I have ridden/owned a horse.
I still have every journal I've ever written in.
I can't stick to a diet.
I talk in my sleep.
I've often thought that I was born in the wrong century.
I try to forget things by drowning them out with loads of distractions.
Climbing trees is a brilliant past-time.
I have jazz in my blood.
I would not be friends if they weren't family.
I wear a toe ring.
I have a tattoo.
I love vaginas.
I can't stand at LEAST one person that I work with.
I am a caffeine junkie.
I know who Santos L. Halper is.
I read trashy romance novels and I am ashamed.
I love wrestling.
I am completely tree-huggy spiritual, and I'm not ashamed at all.
If I knew I would get away with it, I would commit at least one murder.
I cosplay or know what cosplaying is.
I have been to over 15 conventions.
I will collect anything, and the more nonsensical, the better.
I enjoy a nice glass of wine with dinner.
I am an artist.
I have a goal to collect every Johnny Depp movie ever made.
I have an unhealthy Taco Bell obsession.
I have had a crush on a cartoon character when I was a kid.
I have spent more on anime and manga than many spend on computers or other high end products.
I only clean my room when neccesary.
Weight is my enemy!I'm a serious chocoholic.
I absolutely adore animals.
I love surprises.
I love to be seen.
I often act without feeling for people.
I like arguing for the sake of arguing.
I think most girls look better with spectacles
My skin is peeling because i had been under the sun.
I want to ORD.
I like men who are much taller than me.(Everybody is taller than me)
I bite/chew my nails.
I love safron buns.

I love Subway sandwiches.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

In a blink of an eye ?

The event that changed our lives seemed to have taken place in a blink of an eye. This was not the case for over two years John had sleep problems. Just before the event the doctor had scheduled John for a sleep study but his body gave out.

I am going to tell the event with my eyes. I have not talked to others on how I felt . I would answered it was hard. I have told others about some of the actions of God. Because of the length I will take several days .

On September 18, 2002 John asked me to go up to the clinic and see if he could get some O2 . He was having trouble breathing. I went to the office and asked and they said they would have to see him. So we struggled over to the clinic and they quickly determined he need O2 and that he should go into the hospital. I am not sure anymore but I think they took X-Rays. John refused to go in the ambulance insisting that I take him over to Iron River. Taking the oxygen tank we drove to the Iron River hospital where they quickly worked on Him. He recovered enough to give me instruction on who to call to make the changes that need to be made. In the evening I left him and went home trying to get sleep. I didn't I was up early and the phone rang it was the Doctor and he said that
John's vital signs were shuting down and they were loosing him. They didn't know why. I should call the kids home. I had called the kids already and they were already coming home. I lashed out at God. This was so unfair. John had served him well. He didn't take vacations. He was looking forward to retiring and "playing with his trains". Then an inner voice said that I was angry with the wrong person. Satan was the cause. I began praying for John's healing and rebuking Satan. I got in the car and drove to the hospital. As I entered the door I was met by the doctor. He told me that they had but a tube in and they were sending him to Marquette.

The next part of the adventure takes place in Marquette.

Monday, April 24, 2006

Buildings by Betty

Pictures of the buildings I have been working on for the railroads.
The large buildings are for the outside garden railroad and the smaller ones are for the layout in the house. We have a long way to go for the inside layout. Most of the work now will wait for the fall.

Dr John and I worked on making a street for the garden railroad. These buildings came in kit form and were not difficult. The mine not shone was in kit form but the pieces did not go together easily so I am still working on it. I found that I had the crane on backwards so took it apart and glued it on correctly.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

And I Laughed

I have a problem. My problem is laughing at the wrong time. At the Good Friday service , at the beginning where there was to be silence and the church was still , no noise, I heard a belch. I wanted to laugh so much . Only remembering why we were there kept me in check.
When I was in high school my sister[who is younger than me] and I were at church in the balcony. It was a special service and the lights were dimed as we went through the service. My sister pointed someting out about the composer of one of the hymns and I began to giggle and I couldn't stop. The pastor stopped the service and yelled at us., but I couldn't stop. I had to leave the service. I told my sister I would never sit with her again at church.
When I was in Jr. High I was doing a book report, and I was telling the story. It was one horrible event after another and I started to laugh and I could't stop and I had to leave the room.
In high school I had to give a speech for forensics and as I was practicing for my father he pointed out the men had bald heads{In the speech the had removed their hats }[bared their heads]. I started to laugh and couldn't stop. Every time I gave the speech I would start to laugh. I was so afraid I would do that in the competion. I didn't.
Some can't stop crying others can't stop laughing.

I finished the hotel today. I am still working on the mine. I found the right glue but at this point I can't understand the directions. Yes I found them they were under the box of the other mine.
Some of the floweres I planted from seeds on the garden railroad had died . I had empty cars. I took some of the flowers we bought on Friday and planted them in the empty pots.

Friday, April 21, 2006

How do I speed up?

I looked at my house today, and there is so much work to do. I need a speed up button, like they have on the games the kids play. When I was young ,so many years ago ,I could quickly clean up, if you ignore the kids rooms. There are no kids now, but there are clothes to fold ,dishes to wash floors to clean and I don't want to . I want to do projects. I forgot to mention all the boxes still sitting in the basement from the move that have not been put away. Of course if I was not blogging I could be cleaning but that isn't fun. I know there is no answer but I thought I would tell about my frustration. Maybe I am just a kid and I don't want to do my chores.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Scam or No Scam

Today we recieved an offer to buy our house.
We had put it on a place for a month for sale by owner just to see the possiblity. There were people who looked ,but no interest. The month had passed. We had not found anything in Green Bay that equaled what we had. So this was a surprise. The next surprise was where the person was from ,England. Question why with all the whole USA would someone pick a small town in the UP of Michigan. We love it here, but we knew the beauty of it. So the question is scam or no scam?

We went to Subway,and again had a good meal.
In the afternoon I worked on the mine. The tractor has only it's steering wheel to be put on. I finished the ore car. I was in the process of putting the elastic on the shovel so it could go up and down when I lost the directions. Can you believe it? I didn't go anywhere. I only went from one end of the four foot table to the other. I then went to working on the shop and have two walls up.

I wonder what surprises await us tomorrow? Until then have a good day.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Quiet day

Spent the last two days picking up candy wrappers even though we tried to clean as we went. The washer is going with loads of sheets and towels.

The number of eggs is down to 14. Dr John helped and he ate two eggs even though he doesn't like them. I appreciate the sacrifice.

I have the crane standing on the base, but the work is so slow that I opened a box with plastic pieces. I have all the windows in the shop.

Dr John has started on working on the trestles for the out side railroad and I have at least six buildings to put together.

I wonder if we will go to Subway for lunch [The Tops friends] tomorrow. I went with my daughter on Friday for supper.
Have a good day!

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Happy Easter

My son and family came in at around Midnight . They found a place to sleep on the closest spot, couch chair floor. My daughter came earlier.
This sleeping arrangement would cause problems for the Easter bunny. How do you hide eggs and other stuff with people sleeping all over the place. Send them to a bed room where all would sleep even if there are only two beds So at 1:00AM all went to bed , after seeing Narnia. Another problem the stuff for the Easter Bunny to hide are in the that bedroom. He solved it and I don't know how .
Sunday we got to church.
Hope you had Happy Easter.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Which Holiday?

I have the opinion there are two holiday s for each Christian holiday , Christmas and Easter. At Christmas there is Jesus's birthday and Santa Claus. At Easter, Jesus resurrection and spring ,flowers and bunnies. Santa claus and the Easter bunny are secular and are used to promote sales. There has developed confusion between the two holidays so much so that the bunny is a Christian symbol. It would offend someone?
There is an offence in the Easter holiday. It is Jesus death and resurrection. Jesus who said He was God [ He was crazy or God] was killed. Then He arose . The cross or empty tomb are Christian symbols, the Lily also means new life. End of my rant.

Dr John blogged about my new monitor taking away my thunder. It is great . I am excited about the buildings but I am still working on the mine. I have the base done can't get the crane to stay on.

I went to the new Subway. What a long line . I stayed in line for an hour just to get to the store. It was worth the wait. They gave away sandwiches, cake, soda and cookies for the kids. I think the wait was because the workers and buyers were new.

Have a happy holiday which ever you are celebrating.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Nice day

After a gloomy beginning the sun came out and it felt like spring. I roamed around the yard planning for things that had to be done. It will be a race with my hostas, who yesterday were not seen yet,today they were up a good inch. I want to remove those close to the house where they should not be. I would like to find some on to paint around my windows. That job would be easier if the hostas were still small. The man who does my yard work did a great job in the fall so he won't have too big a job now.
I have succeeded on my first mine to where I have the base done. Now I am having trouble with the crane which should work if I do it correct. The book says no glue should be in the wrong place for it to work. Ya fat chance that I will be able to do that,but I will give it a try.
Tomorrow a new Subway will open here. It will be in the mall where we have our only restaurant. They are giving away sandwiches tomorrow. I will be standing in line. I sure hope they do well.
Well I should go make my call. Do well all

Monday, April 10, 2006

No mine finished

Most of my day I was trying to build a mine for the HO layout. It is metal but you are to put it together with glue. I used glue for metal. It said so on the bottle. You have to wait an hour for it to set. With plastic it is a 30 second wait, useing another type of glue. As I tried to put all the pieces together they would fall apart. I gave up and looked at the other mine I had that was metal but was to be put together with solder. I have never used solder before . I didn't have the correct solder, so I put that mine away. I returned to the first one. I am stubborn. I have now the individual pieces glued. Will try again tomorrow .
While I labored up stairs men were putting in a new furnace. The furnace works and is very quiet.
Time to stop for now and call my daughter.

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Sunday Visitors

Today four visitor s came to my home . We went out to eat.After we came home, they cleaned and moved the stuff from the left side to the right side of the garage,giving room for the men bringing us a new furnace to get to the basement.
Lori instructed me on how to enlarge the print on the computer so I can read it.
Peter put up a shelf in my bathroom so that I can put my hair dryer and curling iron up. Then they put up my curtains .
The granddaughter and mother beat us at canasta.
My grandson ate strawberries before I could get them in the bowl to make strawberry short cake. There were enough berries left to make some for those who wanted some.
It was a great day . Glad they came.
Lucky Me

Saturday, April 08, 2006

A quiet Saturday

I began my day by sweeping sawdust up in the basement left from former projects of my partner.
I filled the large pail I bought for that purpose. I put off that job because it was so cold in the basement Returning upstairs I finished the mine I was making and brought it to the back room where we have begun the HO layout trying to decide just how it should fit in, I have to build another mine that is metal to add it to the other one. That one is more difficult because there are no written instructions. Quite a challenge for me. I began but had to stop to go to church and Dr John got there. They gave us written instructions to make a cross from the palms. That looks interesting. Dr John needs a breathing treatment so I shall close.

Friday, April 07, 2006

On throwing like a girl!

I feel that I should defend the Emergency Rooms of our area. Iron River and Marquette acted quickly when Dr John's life was on the line. He is not the best patient when over loaded with carbon dioxide.
On another subject. I read on a blog about a female child not being the best baseball player. " She throws like a girl".
When I was a small child I was bad. I did not do well with team sports or games and would be the last one picked for good reason. I not only could not throw but could not catch the ball.
I picked the outfield and prayed that no one would hit the ball.
My fiends found a use for me I would watch for cars and shout out car when one approached our street "field".
I had skinned knees when playing Red Rover.
I did find some sports that I liked and did well in. Roller skating and ice skating. Cross country skiing I also enjoyed.
I feel that it is important to find a physical activity to do.
It is sad when coaches or teacher give children a hard time and they withdraw from participating at all.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

New like Spring

I think this will be fun. I have written blogs in my mind since my partner has been blogging. We started me so that I could comment under my own name. I hope I have better luck than my tulips. I have yet to see a tulip flower since I hhave moved in this house. John said the deer fed on them but it might be the rabbits. I have seen one in the tulip bed. Never the less they are gone again this year. I did spray Deer off in hopes that something would survive. Looking over the railroad garden the trees look good. The Periwinkle are growing.

And it Begins

This is my first blog.