Friday, October 26, 2012

Thinking about my friend

I found out yesterday that a friend of mine from South Carolina is suffering in the end stages of ovarian cancer. She just turned 30 a couple weeks ago while on a ventilator in the hospital that was breathing for her. She is now in a hospice center. She is an inspiration! I first met her about 5-6 years ago at church. My husband introduced us; she was a greeter. A bright and cheerful face welcoming all who came to our church while fighting the devastating disease of ovarian cancer in her 20's!

Thinking about her makes me so sad. But she is such an inspiration. She is fighting for a miracle that will save her at the last minute; but knows if it does not come she will see Jesus soon and she is good with that. I was struck yesterday when getting an update from a mutual friend that she, friend with cancer, asked if one of the ladies would sing at her funeral! (The lady she asks often sings in church and has a beautiful voice).

I sent flowers last night. I am miles away now in Ohio and I just wanted to be able to make her smile, one more time! My heart is breaking for her and her family. She has a young daughter and husband along with extended family.

Time like these make me think my struggles are not that bad.......

Please dear Lord help Marie as she fights. May she not be in pain. May she see your face and know she is coming home to you. Please also Lord be with her family as they fight this fight with her.

All my Love Marie!! I will see you again someday. I wish I could hug you in person!! But I will have to give a virtual hug. ((((Marie))))

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Hodge Podge therapy

1.  So, do you like beer?

No, not particularly. But I have been known to drink one on a rare occasion

2. What's your least favorite repetitive task?

Ok I am not going to lie when I read this question I read what is your least favorite REPTILE in which case my brain just answered snake. Then I saw Joyce's answer which was dishes and I had to reread the question!
my least favorite repetitive task is laundry....It never ends!

3.  When was the last time you rode in a bus?  Where was it headed?

I honestly cant remember

4.  What song from your childhood or from your own children's childhood could make a parent's nerves stand on end?

The never ending song cause it goes on and on my friend it is the song that never ends............

5.  The US Presidential election cycle is drawing to a close (can I get an AMEN??),and the third and final debate was held last night....what was the last thing you 'debated about'?

I generally do not debate. I am kind of laid back. Menopause have given me more voice I have to watch when, where and how I use it cause it is not always in a friendly way if you know what I mean.

6.  Can a person make too much money?  How much is too much? 
Yes.... I think too much is when you but crazy stuff cause you do not know what to do with it!

7.  Pop-soda-coke-something else...what's it called where you live?

Here it is called pop. I grew up in Pittsburgh, PA it was always pop. I moved south for 15 years it was soda. I started saying soda now I am having a hard time getting back to saying pop.

8.  Insert your own random thought here. 

I had a melt down two days ago. I am much better now, for now

Monday, October 22, 2012

just some venting

I hate to complain but it seems it is all I do anymore. Ever since we moved here its been one thing after another. I love being here cause it is close to my family. I got to go to my niece's wedding do not know if I could have done that if still living in SC. Next weekend my sister is coming here with my niece, great niece and nephew to go to the pumpkin patch and do some fall festivals. Definitely could not have done that from SC. So why does it seem we get one step ahead then move three back??? Job after job for me here. I am a nurse! Nursing is supposed to be a foolproof career. The kind where you always have a job. Well! I have had job after job here. I thought I could go back to school and that would help but I had to drop a class today because I did not understand it and was failing (school on the internet convenient but it has its draw backs!) So this will move back my graduation date and that may make me loos the job I have now. I have a contract till December because I am community faculty so it is semester to semester by needs. If I had my degree by October next year I could have a full time job there. This is going to mess it up!

So what do I do now? I am lost and do not know what to do. My husband's job is going fine. He loves it. But the mortgage company for our SC house is about to foreclose on us because we can not make two mortgage payments. I have asked for help many times before it came to this but there was always some reason I could not get help. I had to get a lawyer to help me file for unemployment here because of all the mess with that. So hopefully if this job falls through in December I will be able to get unemployment!  

Our dog died; we rescued a dog from the pound. He was cute and playful until he snapped 3 times the last time biting my husband so bad he needed stitches. But they do not stitch dog bites any more so he had dressing shanges twice a day, 2 antibiotics and a tetanus shot!

I need a rest and vacation right now from my own life. I just want to pull  the covers over my head and wake up when everything is wonderful!!
Can I do that please!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

It's Hodge Podge

1. Noah Webster was born this week back in 1758....besides the online version, do you own a dictionary?  Do you ever use the hardback copy or is your hunt for a definition strictly online these days? 

I do have and Oxford American Dictionary and a Webster's dictionary. I use them all the time with school and writing.

2.  Should public schools ban Halloween celebrations?  What about other holiday celebrations currently under fire? 

  I think we are getting crazy with the ban the holiday celebrations in this country. If you do not want to participate then don't. The beauty of this country is we have FREEDOM to celebrate what we want, when ever we want as long as we do not break the law!

3.  What's your favorite 'dog' movie?  

I like Milo and Otis. My grandson Asher in SC watched it all the time and it reminds me of him.

4.  When were you last somewhere you'd describe as 'too quiet'?

I have no idea.

5.  Are you a neat cook or a messy cook?  In other words do you clean as you go or make a big mess and then deal with it later? 

I like to clean as I go but do not always do that. Actually I do not like to cook either!

6.  Did you hear about Felix Baumgartner, the skydiver who broke the sound barrier via parachute?  Was your first thought  COOL! or was your first thought CRAZY!  Are you adventurous? 

My first thought was crazy and can he still hear now from all the pressure he put on his ears on the way down? Did he wear appropriate head gear to protect them? Sorry its the nurse in me it is always there! LOL!

7.  What's not a word but should be? 

???? have no opinion on that one.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

After watching the debate last night I came up to conclusion. Liars are going to lie. Haters are going to hate. Takers are going to take and Givers are going to give. In the end all I can do is exercise my right t vote and make the best possible decision from the choices I have according to God's word. I do not know the future, nor do I care to it is all in the Lord's hands. 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Yeah Hodge Podge I am here!!

1.  In what ways do you indulge yourself?

HMMM! How o I indulge myself? I love a massage! I was turned on to massages a few years ago they are so relaxing and refreshing. I did have a membership at Massage Envy but the one here in my area is about an hour away. I can't justify the trip for just a massage with gas prices the way they are.

2. Have you ever taken a cooking class?  Any interest?  What type of class would you most like to try?

No i have never taken a cooking class and do not ever wish too. I do not like to cook it is not my thing. I would like to take writing classes and write a book some day.  
3.  What does it mean to be a good citizen?

A good citizen loves their country and wants the best for it. A good citizen votes and takes part in the democratic system that runs this country. A good citizen is patriotic! 

4.  'Tis the season of the political these ads influence your vote?

NO, the adds are ridiculous now they are talking about Big Bird and we were attacked yet no one says anything about that!   

5.  What's something you see today that makes you wish you were a kid again?

Leaves laying in piles in yards where they have been raked. The kid in me would love to jump in them!

6.  What's your least favorite cliche?

HMMMM!!! Sorry cant think of one.

7.  What percentage of your Christmas shopping has been completed?  How does that make you feel?

.Zero!!  0%; null void; nothing!  I am good with taht I like to shop when the season is bustling and the music is playing and Christmas decorations out.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

Random thought. I  am here at Hodge Podge!!! I have been so busy I have not been here for a while. I would like to think I am back...Hopefully I am!!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

It has been a long time and tings are looking up!

I just read my last post and it sounded really depressing! Well things are looking up now.
  • I HAVE A JOB!!! A job I love.I am teaching at a local college as a first year nursing instructor. I am teaching in the lab and have a clinical group at a local facility. (At the end of the month I go to do a clinical for 8 weeks at the hospital that fired me! How funny is that?) The Lord works in mysterious ways! 
  • I am in school still but the college where I work asked if I can bump up my graduation date to October. After talking to my adviser I can; so I will graduate in late October early November. At that time I can take a full time position at the college teaching nursing.
  • I contacted a lawyer for unemployment and they are going to take my case and sort out all the garbage I have been getting for them for a contingent fee.
  • We got another dog! We could not stand the silence any more  so I started to go to the pound. I found one dog I fell in love with, but when I went back to get her she was gone. So that day DH took me from pound to pound and we found Dezi! His name was Fernandez but that was way to long. He is a 9yr old cocker spaniel. He is very well trained and very active and a lap dog!

  • We have someone who likes the house in SC and wants a sec!ond look. We are hoping for an offer soon!
  • I still miss my kids but all are doing well and hope to visit them soon!
I have had a great last month just very busy with school and work and hope to get here more often