Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Mom's Ring

This is mom's ring! Isn't it pretty? The center is the traditional diamond. There are 4 baguettes, 2 on either side. Each one represents birth months for us 3 kids and JR. Then there are 4 round stones around each baguette for the next generation. Dobug and I have cz 'placeholders' around ours; 4 around JR's for his 4 boys' birthstones, and Waterboy has one each for C, J, the new baby (which should arrive in November) and a cz. I think it's really neat how he incorporated our entire family into it. Mom, Do and Grandpa are leaving this morning for WW, and I am taking both cats back to my apt with me. Yes, I have stowed and secured the china and glassware.

My sense of humor

Oops. I suppose I should have warned some of you about my sense of humor. When you work with depravity, stupidity and tragedy on an hourly basis you must learn to see the humor in it or your psyche will shrivel up and die. This is my life, this is how I cope. I don't mean to be offensive, I hope you can get a few laughs and maybe even learn something! I can't count the number of times each shift my heart breaks for the voice on the other end of the line, but if I stop and let myself 'feel' for each caller I would end up in a padded room curled up in the fetal position. Laughter releases endorphines that help you feel better... and it's healthier than self-medicating! So no, I don't have a heart of stone... it's just a little jaded.

Cars Are Lethal Weapons

Tonight we had a lady run herself over with her own car. Seriously. After I stopped laughing, and wiped my eyes, it was actually pretty sad. Apparently when she was going to get the mail, she thought she put the car in park, and left the drivers door open. As she stepped out, the car began to roll. The door knocked her down, dragging her backwards under the vehicle and eventually under the front tires. Yes, she ran herself over. Due to the extent of her injuries she was sedated and airlifted to the hospital. Hopefully, she wont remember any of it.

Please be careful out there people!
Your vehicle is a 2 ton weapon, treat it with respect.
Besides, you don't want to have some poor 911 operator in tears of laughter over your calamity.

Mom's engaged

It's official! My mother is engaged to JR. He raced out to Hemet tonight with the ring because Mom and Dobug leave for WW conference in the morning. Grandparents, sister and my aunt Puse from Phoenix were there. I am getting off work early to go see them before they leave. Pictures of mom and JR (and the ring!) will follow...

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

I am coooool now

Finally, after sweating it out for the past few weeks my landlord installed another a/c unit! Now I can actually sleep through the afternoons. It has been about 90 degrees indoors recently, and thats with my original a/c pumping it's little heart out. I felt so bad for Squeek I took her to my mothers house till I got the temp down. Her name is Audrey. She was living of trash and twinkies in some homeless lady's car. She was adorable but emaciated - reminiscent of the late, lovely Ms Hepburn. However, when she tries to meow, it comes out as a squeek, hence the nickname. As you can see, her mommy spoils her rotten and we have nooo problem packing on the pounds together.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Funny Cat Jump

In the middle of the night sometimes we have time to play around on the computer. I about died laughing. If you like cats, you'll find these amusing.

Little Piggies

Saturday night I was blessed with an invitation to the annual camp prayer mtg. Anyone that has heard of them, also knows of the feasting that preceeds the actual prayer part. We arrived at 5:30 to scrumptious smells and sweet punch. People continued to arrive until 8 or so and we had a chance to visit with friends from afar, some I hadn't seen in a while. I offered to help in the kitchen (dont laugh!) but kept getting shoo'd out. So, I gave up and fell comfortably into my non-productive mood. Tables were set in the backyard, that is overgrown (in a good way) with luscious green plants, palm trees, huge hydrangeas, rose bushes, etc . You feel like your at a exclusive garden party somewhere. The food was outstanding, as usual. Salad topped with everything under the sun, fat juicy steaks, potatoes, rice, breads, grilled vegies, TWO kinds of cheesecake with huge strawberries and whipped cream. Our hosts were slaving away in the kitchen and never did sit down and eat. I felt guilty seeing that them devote themselves wholly to serving us and wouldn't even relax enough to enjoy it themselves. After I thanked them profusely for the scrumptious meal and attentive service, the hostess was still apologizing for this and that. I was sadened that she didnt seem to accept compliments on a tremendous achievement (a gourmet meal for 17 or so), and could only find things that went wrong. She has such a loving heart and a care for the saints, I wish she wouldnt be so hard on herself. So, after nearly 2 hours of feasting, and 3 cups of coffee, we rooolled inside. We sang a few songs and read some verses. The recurring theme of feeding the sheep was appropriate for the evening. There were earnest prayers for those that would be attending, if just one kid can be encouraged it makes it worthwhile. We made it home at 1:30am tired, content.... and about 3 lbs heavier.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Tip of the Day

If you ever have to call 911 for help, and they ask you where you are...
Please don't say "here". I know you may not be thinking clearly during a crisis, but we aren't issued a crystal ball. It doesn't matter how many times you repeat "I'm right here!" help can't find you -until you figure out where you are! Don't rely on technology, it doesn't always work. Be conscious of your surroundings.

Maybe if I just shut my eyes, the caller will go away....

Friday, June 23, 2006

My own White Knight

Meet the love of my life. My White Knight has swept me off my feet, kept me laughing and gave me a renewed appreciation for life. He keeps me grounded in reality when I get the 'mean reds'. We both love to travel and learn new things. He is amazing with computers and has pursuaded me to develop an interested in hockey! Sadly, we don't live in the same city so we do a lot of traveling.. but absence makes the heart grow fonder!


Meet my best friend Gerdie, the sexiest auto mechanic in California. We come from similar backgrounds and have been best buds since 7th grade. She taught me how to relax and have fun, she has been my confidant and partner in crime. Gerdie is a newly-wed and recently has shown her amazing talents for resourcefulness and creativity by remodeling her kitchen herself (with the help of her husband).


I have decided to join the blog community! I am taking that first step into cyberspace. I have long been intimidated by blogs because I didn't know what they were. However, I have been shown the path, and it doesn't look so intimidating anymore. This isn't meant for the general public, only for my family and a few of my friends who may find my life mildly amusing. I have a hectic life, so see if you can keep up... :)