Friday, January 30, 2009


TMI Wireless

Thursday, January 29, 2009

I have spent the day browsing blogs here on blogger...

Today In Idabel Oklahoma is fast becoming my favorite...

Four blog..lots of sarcasm. Breaking News: Soon there may only be two women. But which two..stay tuned!

Was a day for staying indoors and keeping warm and dry...

Although Baxter thought different...I had to take the Trash Container out to the curb for today's Trash Pickup. Now it is quite a chore dragging that can through 9 inches of unshoveled snow and even harder with an 80 lb. Boxer jumping up on me and knocking me down in the snow... By the time I got back into the house I had been knocked down 4 times and was covered from head to foot with snow... He was still jumping around and wanting to play in the snow more...Geeeez !! Crazy Dog.....hahahahaha

Power Outages

I woke up at 3 this morning and couldn't go back to sleep from worrying over my family in Arkansas. All of them without power.
My daughter and twins go home from the hospital today. Once she leaves the hospital I will loose contact with her as the phone service in Trumann is down.
Today is just a really stressful day for me...

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Isn't That Interesting...

Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.
A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
There are more chickens than people in the world.
Two-thirds of the world's eggplant is grown in New Jersey.
The longest one-syllable word in the English language is "screeched."
All of the clocks in the movie "Pulp Fiction" are stuck on 4:20.
No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver or purple.
"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt.
All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.
Almonds are a member of the peach family.
Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.
Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.
There are only four words in the English language which end in "-dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
Los Angeles's full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina delos Angeles de Porciuncula"
A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
In most advertisements, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.
Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "Its A Wonderful Life".
A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.
A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds
A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.
It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open. (DON'T try this @ home!)
The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.
In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.
The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tub and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.
"Stewardesses" is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.

Came across these as I was browing, guess to me the most interesting fact was about the $5 bill. Wouldn't ya know I don't have one to check it out :-)

I stand corrected on one of these...
The speaker in the House of Commons is the chairman. His/her role is to keep the debate flowing and to make sure that people get the chance to have a say in a debate and that the rules of debate and behaviour are adhered to. In other words no name calling etc. The speaker is supposed to be impartial, even though he/she is a member of one of the political parties, and so they do not get to give their own opinions on the debate. However the speaker does speak. They will call out the names of the MP's (or at least their constituency) when he (or she) is telling them that it is their turn to speak and the speaker will tell off MPs for bad behaviour. The speaker can have MP's ejected from the house if they persistently break the rules

Friday, January 23, 2009

Some Things Just Make No Sense To Me....

Abortion opponents participate in the annual "March for Life" event on Thursday in Washington, D.C. The event was to mark the anniversary of the 1973 Roe v Wade Supreme Court abortion ruling.
I believe we all have the right to make our own decisions. And more than likely I will open up a can of worms on this one, but I believe those people participating in the "March for Life" could use their time more wisely Marching for the Children that are already here, starving and homeless in this Country. Our own Country is in all this mess because we (Our Government) doesn't take care of our own first. I could get up on my Soap Box big time over this but I won't, just saw this picture and the caption and it kinda riled me up a little.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

The Transition Aircraft

The Transition aircraft, shown in this illustration with its wings partially unfolded, can shift from road-worthiness to airworthiness. The vehicle carries a price tag of $194,000.
The aptly named Transition takes a stab at bridging the gap between automobiles and airplanes. Some people call it a flying car. The company designing and selling the vehicle prefers the term "roadable aircraft."
Either way, it boils down to this: You sit down behind the steering wheel, drive to the runway, unfold two wings and take off. You can fly 500 miles on a tank of gas — regular unleaded —and when you land, you simply fold up the wings and drive where you want to go. At the end of the day, you fly back, drive home and park inside your garage.

Monday, January 19, 2009

We got a light dusting of snow last night and another dusting is expected tonight. I have discovered I am not graceful on ice or snow. I went out for the morning paper and decided to walk through the grass but my feet slipped out from under me and I decided to take the express route on my back side to the paper instead. LOL Never fails I always have an audience for any fall I take. Next time I will wait for the neighbors to already be gone for work before I attempt another paper run. Baxter (my Boxer) thought this meant play time and plowed into me while I was sitting on the ground.

Big Cat Attitude's

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Sunday Fun ????

"The cure for boredom is Curiosity. There is no cure for Curiosity." Dorothy Parker

Well there might be a cure for curiosity...I was in the basement earlier trying to straighten up some more and the curiosity got the best of me about an Cabinet that I have not been into since I moved here. It is way back in a dark corner of the room with various boxes in front of it. I am hoping it is empty so I can store things in there. I work my way through the boxes and move them so I can peek into this cabinet and just as I open up the door, something makes a rattling sound and springs off of the top shelf and bounces off of me. You have never seen someone skedaddle over boxes and rush to the other side of the room like I did. Eyes bugging out and heavy breathing I stand still listening for a scurrying sound. Nothing. I strain looking over the boxes to see if I can see anything and all there is for me to see is a furry baby rattle laying on the floor. Color me Red at this point. I almost had heart failure from a baby's rattle.

Whew !!!!

Enough fun for one day...hahaha

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Random Thought of a Saturday Morning

Game Day !!!! Tony has out his Game Cube and is busy playing football. I have been busy this morning answering emails and browsing the internet.

I am such a worry wart when it comes to family and their problems. I woke up at 3 a.m. this morning thinking to myself "Why is my Mom having to wear a boot on her foot"? I never did go back to sleep. I did email her and found out the Doctor suspects she has a fractured bone in her foot. This is what I get for reading an email before bedtime and going to sleep worrying...hahahaha

We have a couple of Pit Bulldogs hanging out around the yard today. Baxter is keeping an eye on them from the front room window. This means if he goes out it has to be in the fenced in back yard. If they continue to stay this will mean we will have to call Animal Control. Not something we like to do but they will be better off.

Frigid weather startles South, blankets East
Subzero temps in multiple states; Alabama colder than Alaska for a day.
We are slowly warming up here in Saint Louis. The Sun keeps trying to peep out from behind the clouds.
We had plenty of snow flurries flying around last night but no accumulation. Just a light dusting.

Hard to believe that January is half way over with. Which is a good thing... Hopefully we will have an early Spring this year.

Friday, January 16, 2009

NEW YORK - Everything about the fate of US Airways Flight 1549 seemed like a million-to-1 shot — a flock of birds crossing a jetliner's path and taking out both engines, a safe landing in the Hudson River.
It was a chain of improbability. Birds tangle with airplanes regularly but rarely bring down commercial aircraft. Jet engines sometimes fail — but both at once? Pilots train for a range of emergencies, but few, if any, have ever successfully ditched a jet in one of the nation's busiest waterways without any life-threatening injuries.
No wonder Gov. David Paterson called it "a miracle on the Hudson."

I know I for one was glued to the T.V. set during this..amazed and thankful that everything turned out O.K.

I watched part of the Presidents speech.
It was his final public appearance until he greets President-elect Barack Obama on Inauguration Day at the White House's North Portico.
Bush called the inauguration of Obama, the first black president, a "moment of hope and pride" for America.
"Standing on the steps of the Capitol will be a man whose story reflects the enduring promise of our land," he said.

Bush's presidency began with the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil and ends with tthe worst economic collapse in three generations.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

HaHaHa... Thought this picture was quite amusing.

I am off work the next 5 days although I will more than likely go in a few days and sit with patients.

The wind is howling out of the Northwest here and bringing the temperatures down with it. We have wind chill advisories posted for tonight and tomorrow.

I have been downstairs most of the morning straightening up and Baxter has sat at the top of the stairs the whole time whining at me. He absolutely refuses to come down those stairs. We have tried to coax him down several times and everytime he just lays at the top and whines.

The Electric Company is still digging up the yard and making a lot of noise in the process. They have dug huge holes in the yard. We worried about Baxter falling into them but they put up barriers around all of them. All the flags they put up marking where the water and gas lines are and they go and hit the water line twice so far. Guess that is better than them hitting the gas line. We have had a ice skating rink on our part of the road for the past week now.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

I never went back to work after coming home this morning. They had enough people come in to cover all the floors so I will try this once again tomorrow. Baxter and I have had a relaxing, quiet afternoon.

I have surfed the internet most of the day now. Wasn't anything else to do around here, I caught up on all of the housework over the weekend.

Baxter has been bored, as he keeps coming up to me wanting me to play...LOL He has a big green rubber bone that he loves playing fetch with.

Icy roads this morning. I almost got in a deep Gully. Luckily my car stopped in the grass right off the road and I have front wheel drive on my car or I wouldn't have gotten back on the road without a tow. Once they had the other side of the road salted one by one all of us made it back onto the road and turned around. I came home and am waiting on the roads to de-ice a little bit before I venture out again...

Monday, January 5, 2009

Blueberry Hill is a restaurant and bar located in the Delmar Loop neighborhood in University City, a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri. Legendary performer Chuck Berry performs there for one hour on a single Wednesday each month, downstairs in the Duck Room.

I have the day off today, as I sat with a few patients yesterday evening. One of the patients was under Seizure precautions and wouldn't ya know it she had one of them on my shift. I might have looked calm on the outside but inside I was panicking big time. When all the excitement calmed down, one of the nurse went to check her vitals and I was mumbling but I guess a little too loud as all the nurses started laughing when I said " I think she is checking the wrong persons blood pressure !" I know mine was up.....hahahahahaha

I hope everyone has a Great Week.....

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Anheuser Bush Stadium downtown Saint Louis.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Beth was released from the Hospital last night and after she called me to let me know she was home, I finally got a good nights rest.

Just a lazy day here. Going to watch T.V. most of the day..LOL

I hope everyone is having a Good Weekend !!!


Friday, January 2, 2009

Not a good time for Beth starting the New Year off in the UAMS hospital... Although I have been researching this facility and she is definitely in the right hospital for high risk pregnancy. I have been on the phone with her several times over the past few days and I am very proud of how she is handling this stressful situation. She would much rather be at home but is dealing with this for the safety of the twins.

The hospital that I work for is having some layoffs. Seems everyone is effected one way or another by this economy.

I just got some of my hours cut back instead of having to be laid off.

I hope everyone has a Great Weekend.