Friday, September 22, 2006

Tragic Drowning

My heart goes out to Troy and his family. I can not imagine what they are going through their loss is tragic on so many levels and will be hard to accept. I can only offer my prayers and sympathy. God be with you Troy......

Monday, September 18, 2006

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Over Time

This was suppose to be my long weekend but I spent most of it and the prior week working as much over time as I could get. I got a look at our home owners insurance policy last week and it has literally tripled since we moved into the house less than two years ago. My mortgage is already incredibly high and will now go up another 200 to 300 dollars a month on top of that my dish washer broke and Beth needs braces. On a happier note apparently El Nino has returned and we are spared an hurricanes this year, gas prices are going back down and I will be getting two raises this year one in October and another in April. If I am lucky it maybe a total of 4% overall a whole point higher than what I would have normally received. In the mean time overtime overtime overtime until at least after the holidays so don't be surprised if my posts are a little sparse from here on out.

I switch to Midnight shift in October so hopefully that will give me extra time on the computer........We will see I guess

Monday, September 11, 2006

Vaccine for Cervical Cancer!

I have heard about this but you never really beleive it until it actually happens. Read the article attached.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

My hair is falling out!!!!!!!

I have noticed in the last month or so that my hair is shedding more so than usual. It is so bad that my husband has taken to torturing me almost daily of my impending baldness. As I have gotten older I'll admittthat my hair has thinned some and I know it will get worse as I age. My hair was baby fine as a child it will be the same as I approach my golden years. My Mimi (grandmother) always kept her hair beautifully coifed. She had snow white hair and it was very thin but she always looked great. Her stylist would brush her hair swept up from the back and expertly curl and pin her hair so it always looked full on top and in the front. I have watch my brown tresses turn gray, I remember finding my first gray at 21 years old and knowing that I would be prematurely gray. Mimi's hair had gone totally gray in her 40's and here I am at 42. I occasionally see glimpses of my natural hair color in between dyes and I mostly see little more than gray but not the pretty white of my grandmother. My gray hair is the wiry uncontrollable dull ugly looking sort that I keep dyed an auburn color. I was seriously thinking about not dying my hair anymore maybe all the dyes and chemicals are the cause of the massive migration on my scalp and there is always henna if I get desperate.

I was looking at some reviews for Rogaine I could always go that route but is it going to be like Propecia you stop using it and all the new growth falls out along with the rest of my hair. You know like a diet you lose 20lbs then go off your diet and gain back the 20lbs plus 10lbs more only in reverse. I was hoping that maybe it was something that I am lacking in my diet. I know I don't get enough dairy but I do try. I also had a theory that maybe the anemia had something to do with my hair loss but this was before I had my surgery. I'm fixed now so that's obviously not a cause. My husband was nice enough to put his two cents in the other night, it seems he has been discussing my hair loss with the nurses at the ER and they had a few suggestions needless to say I was not amused and I did not care for their answers. I wont repeat them they are too scary.

Surfing the web this morning I found this web site (Click on title for article), it may be the answer to my problem. Telogen Effluvium is the medical term for hair loss caused by stress like a surgical procedure. It can occur 1-6 months after the incident and last up to six months. I feel so much better now. I know my hair is thinning naturally and I can deal with that but it is scary when gobs of hair clog you shower drain every time you wash. It is very unsettling.
I will give this another month or so and if it does not slow down maybe I need to look at other causes but right now I feel confident that this is the problem and my body will eventually straighten itself out. I hope it is soon because I don't know how many more wig jokes I can handle, my husband thinks he is so funny.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

I see Braces in our Future

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I never thought my children would need braces. If I had to guess which one would have
needed them I would have said Erin.  I am wrong per her dentist she has 2 crooked teeth that can be fixed with caps or dental bonding when she gets older. Beth on the other hand is missing two permanent teeth. They never came in because they were never there. She will have the baby teeth removed 2 weeks and then we begin our journey into the land of the Orthadontist. 

We are taking donations....................................

Not enough time in the day........

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I have discovered there is not enough time in the day to do everything I want to do or I should say need to do. I need to do chores; sweep, mop, laundry, paint, shave my legs, clean the kitchen including the cabinets and the refrigerator, clean the garage, clean the patio and do yard work. There are other things I need to do but I’m not going to blog those. I do many things that I enjoy. I have so many things to blog about here lately. I guess I have been so busy with so many things that it is easy to find material. I really wanted to blog about the funeral yesterday but believe it or not I just could not find the right words to describe what I felt so I let my photographs speak for me. They do not nearly express what I felt but they will have to do.

I also have a space account. I have had it for a while but never really messed with it. Elizabeth made it her own but last week I made her open her own account and I have been playing with mine learning how to “pimp it”. I am still lost but learning more everyday. I must have changed my layout 5 or 6 times already and plan on changing it again once I learn how to make my own layout. MySpace is another pastime that has taken up much of my time.

Then there is, OMG I could spend hours looking at videos. I have two favs right now LucyinLA and Other Side of the Tracks. Then there is just the silliness of what people actually put on this site. I love it. I call it job security.

Speaking of jobs, the stories I could tell you but for today I will finish with a nice man I left on hold several times. Yesterday was hectic to begin with and people seemed to be more irate than usual so nearing the end of the day I was tired of being abused my patience long gone. I am not rude at this point but I am not willing to put up with any more bullshit. So when this nice man calls and complains about the cross walk mechanism is not working properly I let him vent and when I have had enough of his venting I try to interrupt him so that I can assure him I would notify the proper repairman and have them look into it. He wont stop talking and the more I encourage him to take a breathe so that I can get a word in edgewise the more abusive he became. I place him on hold…….. He calls back I place him on hold again while he is still talking now I know this does not sound very nice but it is better than hanging up besides I wanted to call the Signal Company so they could at least go check the intersection for any problems. I talk to the repairman he assures me he will check it out I go back to tell the man if I can what I have done for him but he has already hung up. I don’t worry about it I am just glad he is gone. No sooner do I sigh with relief the phone rings I pick it up and it is the same Ass Hole but this time he tells me how F#$%ing useless I am among other things. This time I just hang up.

I actually felt sorry for the girl I took my frustration out on. Don’t worry she was a deaf relay operator which in our center is redundant because TTY is integrated into our phone system and the relay is so slow thank goodness it wasn’t an emergency in fact it’s so slow its very frustrating. I was even more pissed when I found out the person using the transfer had called 911 on several other occasions using our TTY feature why she was using the relay system God only knows. To top it all off my relief had just showed up and had to wait for me to get off the phone so I could go home. 10 minutes later, I made the girl hang up on the complaintant, (she was going to call back in 45 minutes anyway or so I was advised.) grabbed my purse, went home and had a wine cooler. Have I mentioned that I love Dark Cherry Zima’s……………..

Friday, September 01, 2006

My Own 911 Collage

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Photo Collage

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Instead of cleaning and doing laundry, here I sit playing around on Picaso. As you can see I have just learned how to use the collage feature. I think this came out well. All the pictures are mine. I sometimes swipe pics from my husband but he has become very serious about his photography so unless the children are involved I have to be careful what I use. (He has started water marking his better pics.)

I took these in Kissimmee at Oldtown and Bok Tower in Lake Wales, not too shabby for a snap shooter. Of course my children ran from my camera on this trip, they are afraid they will end up on my space. I have pics of them all over the internet I don’t know why it’s a big deal now and God forbid I turn on the video because they run and hide. They keep mentioning or something like that. I personally don't know what they are talking about. I would never put them on not unless it was really funny then maybe......... or the cat defiantly the cat........

If you haven’t noticed I have been very chatty lately. I have not had much time for WOW because I have been playing with my new toy. My husband upgraded his phone for the PDA model type cell phone and he gave me his old PDA with WiFi. Fred is happy and so am I. I can’t figure out how I have managed to live so many years on this earth with out one. I love it. I have also noticed that as I gotten older my short term memory sucks. I need a calendar that chirps at me to get my attention for important appointments. I need to be able to read my emails at anytime or browse for weather updates or news. I have to be able to play solitaire at a moments notice………. I am such a cyberspace junkie....... who needs crack........