Sunday, June 27, 2010

Another Part of the Doodle


After our jungle theme for VBS, I got into zebra stripes. This looks like a duck with zebra skin! LOL
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More of the Doodle

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I loved the green leaf in the bottom portion of this one.

Becky's Heart


This is and isn't my heart. I drew it but for another Becky who was going thru a rough spot. I loved the way this turned out in Picasa especially the background. I have since added these words over the heart.... "On our hearts & Gods" and wrote her name across the heart. It is still not completely finished as I want to try to tear the tracing paper so it looks like it is torn, maybe place it on red card stock and frame it. I haven't taken a pic of it with her name on it yet. I could just give her a 4x6 photo of it.
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Zebra Nails



Well, here they are folks... the long awaited pictures of my zebra nails and toenails! LOL the toe nail shot was taken at Skull Island inside 6 Flags Over GA on Friday since I had not taken a shot of them before. Nor did I take one of them in Elisa's pool as planned. So this one will have to do. They have lasted for 3 weeks now so I am getting my money's worth out of them. LOL
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More Leaves...




When I did the 1st one, I saw eyes in the leaf! I purposely left them in the completed piece. The last photo is one of those scratch off things the kids did as an activity. This one was a blank to do whatever I decided to do and of course I did leaves. When my church friend Nancy saw this one, she went "Oh! I like that!" so I knew I did good. I like it because it is different.
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Leaves by theRAV




These are some of the leaves I have done since before Vacation Bible School. It got good to me and I cannot seem to stop drawing them. The 2nd on is a work in progess in my drawing pad. I have since added another row of leaves. The 3rd one was done on an inter-office envelope at work to hopefully brighten someone's day. Just call me the Leaf Lady. LOL
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Thursday, June 24, 2010

A Moody Thankful Thursday

Well, now it seems the tachometer isn't working on my car! It has done this before. Maybe twice. Don doesn't remember the 1st time it did it but I do! The car sat Saturday & Sunday so I do not understand it. It doesn't want to go over 40 mph. Don will have to get it checked out on Friday when Rhett & I go to 6 Flags.

I started to get stuff to make a salad, but changed my mind to a taco rider from the Speakeasy. Mom has always told me you shouldn't change your mind about the direction you are driving. Not that it is bad luck. Rhett & I were at the light at Wildwood where you turn to go to my best friend's parent's house only we were going straight, headed to the Speakeasy. The light had just turned green, but I wasn't asleep at the wheel nor was I off in la-la land, daydreaming. I just took my foot off the break when a red truck came flying thru the left turn lane around me! Rhett said, "Did they just pass you?" To make sure I wasn't crazy, I asked him, "I didn't miss the light, did I?" He said I didn't. This made me mad.

So we are behind this red truck with a California license plate. At the light at Hilton, they are sitting there and the light has turned green. They are still there. I had to blow my horn at them. The guy on the drivers side shot me a bird! Now I am really mad. They go slow and keep breaking. I think they are doing this on purpose. I did not turn down my friend Mike E's street for fear we might still come out at the same place. Instead I stayed behind them on Erna. At the stop sign the woman driver gets out. Well, I am not going to just sit there. I go around her praying they don't have a gun & shoot with Rhett on the passenger side. She is waving her arms. Rhett thought he heard her through the window say, "You aren't going to help me?" Why should I help someone who shot me a bird? I understand that you may be having car problems, but you didn't have to be rude to me esp in front of my child. I do not feel bad about this. Even asked Don later if he would have helped them and he shook his head he wouldn't.

We kept watching to see if they followed but thankfully they didn't. I think it scared Rhett as he's never experienced anything like this before in his young life. He was jumpy as we went into the Speakeasy. Just so sad what this world is coming to.

I was shocked to see someone I went to jr high with schnockered although I shouldn't be shocked by anything anymore. I think I know when someone schnockered. I recognized the slurred speech.

I sent this out as an email to friends. I got sort of told off by a German friend I worked with who sounded like my Momma saying that I should not have followed the red truck. She said she didn't know I had road rage. I didn't know I had it either! There is a difference between being mad and rage, isn't there. In hindsight, I realize I should have taken a different road, but isn't that the way all our lives are? We should have gone in a different direction; shouldn't have made many a wrong turns in life, but we all do this. We live and learn and go on. Luckily and thankfully this direction I took didn't harm us. I guess our angels were watching over us and the good Lord.

I watched the finale of "Saving Grace" on Monday night. It was sad and perhaps COLORED my mood for the next day. Then hearing that the oil has reached Panama City. It was on "Good Morning America". I need a mood changer. Thankfully I had a new old visitor on my blog, but even that doesn't seem enough that day. I guess we are all entitled to become depressed every now and then. It wasn't a pity party.

This week I thankfully I re-found another wonderful art blog belonging to Eden. Love that name. If Rhett had been a girl, that would have been his name. This blog really inspired me. I finished the lettering to the heart I made for Rebecca/Becky at church. I went ahead and wrote her name on it. I figured I can always do another one with someone else's name on it if I need to make another one. I mean how hard could that be for me? LOL It looks good to me. Didn't take a pic yet. I had started a row of leaves on a drawing pad. Rhett came in, saw them and went "Wow!" Then said, "You are still drawing leaves?" meaning after all the ones from VBS. So you know you did good when your kid says something like that. I did a quick doodle in my art journal of balloon letters that say "Art is... love is... art." Only colored in a small part as I decided I was finishing what I had started with the leaves. I do find that I finish more art now which is a good thing.

Here is the link to Eden's blog....

I found a lot of similarities in her doodles and mine as I am sure you will too. So I was thankful for rediscovering this blog.

Also Another good vintage blog was:
Anne, I think you will really like this one as it has a lot of vintage stuff. There was a sort of pedestal or small table the lady made which was awesome with simple instructions. But best of all The images here are FREE!!! I think I went into the free stuff at the top of the blog. I probably found a little bit for every one of my friends and family & I only went back as far as the end of April of this year! There were even birds for Lance. One leaf I saw was really cool with it's many veins as I seem to be into leaves now. Just call me the Leaf Lady. LOL

Hope you are finding things that make you happy today. If not, then maybe these will...

Had a really good class last night at Rhett's Bible class. They remember everything you say which blows me away as well as their artistic talents. They remembered I'd thought about drawing blue veins in the heart I drew for Becky. I'd had forgotten about them.

My zebra nails are still lasting and I have gotten numerous compliments on them.

I found a wealth of quotes today and posted one on the bulletin board at work.....

Challenge yourself to not utter a negative comment for the next 24 hours.
-H. Jackson Brown, Jr.-

Well, that is really a hard one to do. I had revert back to my childhood by turning over a new leaf and starting over again at 8:35 am to do this.

Again it really was hard not to make a negative comment today as the quote said ... when all 3 of my co-workers went to lunch at the same time leaving me alone to answer the constantly ringing phone. Now it is pouring down rain outside & my umbrella is in the car. Good thing they had donuts this morning before a boring meeting that nearly put me to sleep. I was thankful for the delish donuts. Oh so good. Hope it stops when I am finally able to go to lunch. Maybe it is best it rains today & not tomorrow. So glad I am off tomorrow & don't have to put up with these crazy women!

I was able to go out to lunch which was ok. I left the book I am currently reading in my big bag at work. "Soul Song" by Marjorie M. Liu. So I watched the sky. I figured the daylight should lighten my ill mood. It only got worse upon returning as I had to dig thru old plastic files back to 2009!

I am thankful I re-connected with Johanna on Facebook. I think that is what I need to do right now... count my many blessings so I will get out of this mood. I have an art meeting tonight which should do the trick. My two best friends are in Georgia. I will be seeing them soon. My friend Irene is coming. I have not seen her in ages. My daughter-in-law sent me a pic of when Rhett was 5. It was Shelby's 1st birthday. We surprised them. Jason almost cried when he saw us. Kristina said her family would not have done that. This one act we did made her realize what a wonderful family we have. It brought tears to my eyes. I am so thankful for my family. I love them all. I do feel better now.

If you would like to share your thankfulness please go to the followning....

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A Great Deal To Be Thankful For

I have a great deal to be thankful for this week. First of all, I am oh SO lucky to have a husband who can do just about anything! I am so very thankful he was able to fix the air conditioning problem in my car. He said it was the fan and it was. It didn't cost an arm and a leg either. He did it all himself. Lynn, I didn't have to lay hands on it and pray over it either as you suggested last week! LOL Now it stays on the N in Normal and is not running hot so I can have cool air again. YEAH!!!! He told me I owe him for the labor. I gave him a big smooch!

I am thankful we got everything ready for VBS. We were working up until the last minute. Please read my previous post. I am thankful so for my church friend Nancy. The Louise to my Thelma. We have been around each other so much we are saying the same things at the same time now like I used to do with my best friends Genie and Penny. We make a great team. The Lord has trully blessed me with her.

One thing did bother me though this week.... A new family has two small girls. These girls hit their grandmother! This really bothers me. I know my eyes got big as saucers because I looked back at another young female church member. Her big eyes got even bigger than mine! Nancy is good at handling the kids in class. She teaches and I handle the craft parts. She will put a kid in the corner in time out in a NY minute and not bat an eyelash. Even with a parent or grandparent in the room. Witnessing these girl's behavior made me thankful I have such a good son. When we got home each night, he ask if there was more hitting.

You would think I had even art to last me for awhile, but when I get home, I still work on stuff. We had a blank left over from last night's craft I'll describe next. I did leaf vines with mine. I'll post a pic later. I am still taking photos daily of course. I drew so many leaves, I am thinking of decorating the house with leafy vines even though our living room is done in country blue! LOL My artwork literally on the walls. How cool would that be? Very.

Anna is in our class again this year. She is such a pretty little girl. She sort of reminds me of a blonde Miley Cyrus. She is so quiet. Yet when we give her a craft, she is like me... she marches to the beat of a different drummer. She does it her way and it is awesome. Last night they were using these things were you took a plastic tool and scraped the white part off an elephant or a zebra. There was a rainbow underneath when you did this technique. It is similar to what we did in elementary school where you colored half a shiney card with yellow and half orange then colored over them with black. Next you scraped a design into what you colored. This may have been too advanced for 3-4 year olds. We found out Anna is 6. Anna did just the opposite. She removed the background which left a rainbow. It really made the zebra pop. I was blown away. I took a pic of it, but have had no time to upload. I told her Anna's grandmother about how artistic she is away from visitors as not to hurt their feelings. Adding her parents need to encourage her in this direction. I just hope they do this, but Nancy is doubtful about this happening. If Anna came to our church regularly, I could encourage her. This just goes to show you that people have talents they are unaware of. I am so thankful I am aware of mine and use them!

Please keep my mom in your prayers as she has a bad cold and terrible cough. She won't go to the doctor. Because of this, my parents won't be attending VBS. Rhett will be in a puppet show tonight probably using a British accent. I am going to try to video tape it for them and us.

My best friend Genie's daughter Jena is engaged! She and Colby went to Chateau Elan near Atlanta, Ga. He got down on one knee and proposed. How romantic. Her ring is gorgeous. So happy for them. Genie knew and kept it a secret. Even from me. I don't know how. I know she was about to bust! There is nothing more exciting than a wedding.

Nancy and I will probably be bone tired after tomorrow night, the last night of VBS. We know we worked hard and it shows. We have THE best room. We put the most effort into it. Saturday I could participate in Market Days, but I may be too tired even though I could use the money. But "One day at a time" as my friend Genie says.

I almost forgot... I am thankful for the rains we had this week because it cooled things off somewhat.

I hope you have had as good week like I have had. Again I am most thankful for working air in my car. An answered prayer.

Well, I just discovered I am a day ahead of myself except for my Friend Nancie on the other side of the world! I will just have to wait til tomorrow to post this on Thankful Thursday! LOL No wonder I couldn't find anyone's posts!

Then today I came across this quote which seems appropriate...
"Our business in life is not to get ahead of others, but to get ahead of ourselves--
to break our own records, to outstrip our yesterday by our today."
-Stewart B. Johnson-

I know I try to break my own records. I guess I compete with myself. Not sure if I win but who cares?

This morning on the way to work, I remembered a very funny memory from 1976...
Daddy had an Exchange Club convention in New Orleans. I was dating Gary back then. He went with us. This was around the time Halston, Liz Claiborne & Diane Von Fursteinberg all came out with their expensive jeans. We went inside a very swanky dept. store to get out of a downpour. For some reason we went all the way up to the top floor which was were the personnel offices were located. I guess Gary thought there was something else up there like maybe a restaurant. Once on the top, the elevator man was going to fix the elevator, but was not going back down! Gary said, "Oh, PLEASE take us down. This woman (my mom) has had 16 cocktails for breakfast and we have to get her back to the hotel!" My mom stood there with her mouth open. The man reluctantly let us go back down. We laughed so hard we cried. Momma said she was gonna give Gary a whippin'.

May you remember fond memories today. If you would like to share your thankfulness please go to Iris' place at the following...

Monday, June 14, 2010

Life in the Jungle

Friday after work, I was going to get my 1st pedicure of the year. I started to just have clear polish put on my toes since I had these jaguar nails I was going to glue on my fingernails for VBS. I'd have to fix my toes to match, buy brown polish for the spots, etc. I go in figuring it will cost me about $20 or 30 at the most. I felt my feet deserved this. As my feet were being done, I asked if the guy could do zebra stripes. He said he could, but he couldn't. One of the oriental girls said she could. She actually used acrylic black paint with a very long haired brush to do the stripes! "Won't that come off?" I asked. Then I realized a clear coat would be put on top of it. I thought they looked like pieces of artwork. Afterwards, they told me it would be $44!!!! I almost died. But they look so cool & I have gotten so many compliments on them. I will try to do it myself next time because I won't pay that much $ for it! I live and learn the hard way.

Don worked on my car Sat while I was at church working on VBS. He replaced the fan motor which was a little over $100. He thinks he fixed it. On my way to work, the temp gauge was lower than it had been being and I was thankful. I still haven't run the air yet. I had on a tank top as I have a jungle shirt to wear over it for VBS tonight. It has zebra stripes in it. So pray & keep your fingers crossed that the air works without overheating. One friend told me I need to lay hands on my car and pray! LOL I had not thought of that.

Well, Nancy & I have worked our fingers & butts off working on VBS. We know we worked harder this year than last year. We have been together so much we were even saying the same things at the same time like I used to do with you, Genie and Penny. We were there all day Sat til 9:30 pm. Dead tired. Sun was dinner at church. Rhett & I stayed afterwards. Don put some things on the ceilings for us as well as stapled some of the animals up on the walls, but he doesn't staple like we do. LOL He is stingy with them whereas we are not. Ideas were still coming at the last minute. Nancy had 2 turtles. I put them on the floor and made a small sign that said "Turtle Crossing". So cute. We worked up til 6:30 yesterday afternoon & it began at 7 pm. Our room is the best of course. Our preacher even told us this. The young man who organized everything last year came for it with his wife. I told him how much we missed him & how we took him for granted.

Rhett even asked if we would get points for this. I told him we would. The preacher laughed. Rhett didn't get it. I has to explain that we would get the points in heaven.

I took lots of pics but had no time to upload. Too tired last nite but it is a good tired knowing you were working for the Lord.

It is funny that visiting kids seem to be meaner than our kids. One little girl would hit her grandma & she was going to our class! Nancy is really good with the kids we teach; far better than me. She doesn't play either & will put them in the time out corner in a NY minute. We had more than expected and planned for, but it worked out . Just had to re-think some activities. I will probably be dead by Thursday nite! I'd thought about doing Market Days as it is cheaper than going to the senior place where the entry fee is $25. Will have to see...

Ordered Don & the grandfathers special Father's day gifts.

Thursday, June 10, 2010


Sunday were asked to pray for a dear lady at church who is also named Rebecca/Becky. I once told her, "When I grow up, I want to be like you; look like you." She has the most beautiful white hair. She reminds me of my Grandmother Graddy. I immediately came up with an idea but didn't get to work on it til later. I drew a heart with colored pencils on tracing paper. I signed my initials in a blue drawing maker. I can't recall the name brand. The blue stood out so I want to the these words in the same blue pen... "On our hearts and God's too" then place her name across the heart. I haven't measured it but I was thinking of making it into a 5x7 and giving it to her. I have taken photos of the heart itself. Paulie, I haven't had time to upload pics! LOL

Although I have been able to breath this week since I am FINALLY FREE, it feels weird as if there was supposed to be something I should be doing.... but there is nothing! YEAH! I sort of don't know what to do with myself, but I have been able to stop at a few places I have not frequented in awhile. I can only drive so far to so many places without air after work. Running the air makes my car almost overheat. I make one stop then go to mom's and wait awhile for it to cool down before driving home. Don did a few things to the car that helped it somewhat. My car does better in the mornings when it is cooler. It makes me wish we lived in a cooler state. We cannot take my car to be worked on til Saturday. It is funny... it is so hot in the car, but if you go inside a place, their air conditioning almost freezes me. No happy medium. Please pray that my car can be fixed, but it won't cost an arm and a leg. Thank you.

My church friend Nancy and I have been working diligently on the artwork for VBS for the past couple of weeks. Our theme is "A Jungle Journey". The young man who was in charge moved away and it has not been the same this year without him. Someone needs to be in charge. We need to start earlier also. His brother and I sort of tossed out ideas and he was agreeable to my ideas so we went with them. We were the most artistic of the group. Others got carried away with other things like pages and pages of butterflies colored with crayons. Some not to my liking. Why color with crayons when you can paint? Being the perfectionist that I am, I have had to bite my tongue A LOT lately. Then there are those that want to rush to get things done esp when things have yet to be drawn. Those types of people gets on your nerves. You should never rush art. A girrafe we'd drawn was painted a bright yellow (Horrors!) which Nancy & I had to repaint. I did the shadowing. It was near perfection. The majority of our unpainted pieces for our classroom were up on the hallway walls last night. I think Nancy was madder than me about this. I did take the giraffe down because of what we'd already been through with it. I was also very upset because what we worked on last Wednesday night's Bible class was not in the classroom nor could it be found, but it was sworn it was not thrown away. Then were was it? I didn't deal well with a teenage attitude either. I realized once again that I don't work well with others probably because I am used to doing art alone. I work well with my friend Nancy though and I am thankful for this small blessing. Last night when we were putting up a leopard border, some of the two differing pieces fit together so perfectly it was unreal. It just reinforced that it was meant to be. We stayed late and I am still tired today. We still have a lot more to do before Sunday night. Please pray that our VBS will be a success.

I have found jungle looking fake nails to wear on my fingers for our Jungle Journey. I will have to come up with a matching leopard pattern for my toes! LOL Need some brown polish to make the leopard marks. We plan to wear jungle looking attire too. We just won't match or be twins. Nancy and I have so much fun when we do this. We have even begun calling ourselves "Thelma and Louise". Not sure which one is Thelma and which one is Louise although Nancy has called me Louise already! But because I have lighter hair I should be Thelma. I just looked up who's who. Just call me Thelma.

Because of the way my car is acting, I wish there were longer routes with fewer stops, so my car wouldn't overheat. I wish we were like "The Jetsons"... more futuristic so there could be a ramp over the town traffic. It seems I catch every red light in town now. Every time I do, I say "Of course!" I have been saying that a lot lately.

I had a few exasperating moments today. Why do people wait over two years to worry about their time? Why do you have me looking up items on line when you know you are going to send a person to go get it at a store? But at least I had a good lunch today. Wings from Walmart with potato wedges and pineapple for desert. Yummy. I was thankful for this blessing also. What were you thankful for? Please share with us at Iris' place... at the following...

Friday, June 4, 2010

A Better Day

Well, I found out how & why my tea dumped on my head.... It was raining yesterday evening. I went to get out of my car at mom's, placed a canned drink on top of my car, reached to get my purse & it spilled on the other side of my head! That **** pink umbrella Illy gave me for Christmas knocked it over! The can hit the ground and got on my pants & I had an art meeting to go to! Luckily I have clothes to change into at mom's. I think from now on I will never ever leave a drink on top of my car! Later Don had the nerve to say it would be better for my hair if I let the rain fall on it. DUH! Not when it was pouring like it was the day the tea poured on me! I would have looked like a drenched rat at work!

Art meeting was sort of boring. No air so it was, hot but tolerable. Had an unexpected visitor - a may fly which I had never seen before. Although there are several other photographers there, some pro, funny none had a camera with them. Guess that makes me a pro! LOL I took a pic of course. June, the older lady who teaches painting was about to turn 84! She now tells me to take a pic of this and that which I find funny. Another artist who makes jewelry offered me a show I could be in at Covenant Woods on 6/26, but... there is a $25 fee. I could go in with some & split the cost which would be better. I thought it would conflict w/ VBS. It is also my parent's anniversary, but we could still go to lunch afterwards as it is from 9-12. Lunch would be cheaper than dinner. We'll see... Still it made me feel good that she thought of me. Actually made it a point to ask me & no one else! Maybe I fit in here better as these are just plain everyday folks not putting on airs.

TGIF! Not a moment too soon. Two days of being dumped on my head are enough! LOL But at least I can laugh about it.

Today I am FINALLY FREE!!! YEAH! And am in shock. My cousin says he is going to let Daddy have the money for his car repair!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

A Day & a Half!

Well, yesterday, I spilled white-out on the carpet & my plastic mat at work! So there is a white streak near my desk! LOL I took a pic of the spill on the mat because to me it looks like a skeleton head with a white robe over it. Guess I am going thru an accident prone phase.

I went to Taco Bell, got only one steak taquito and a limeade. I love their limeades! I got another limeade to bring back to work. It made me feel a bit weird afterward & it made me have to run pee a lot! LOL . I was working on the vacation/sick/comp time which I couldn't get to balance to save my life. Something triggered my sinuses causing me to have a tickle that wouldn't go away so I had to use my inhaler. Around 4, I was feeling weird, shaky, nervous and like I needed to eat something right then. I get like this once in awhile. I stayed past 5 trying to get that stuff to balance. I had to go get me something to eat as soon as I got off work. I got eggrolls. LOL Probably not the best to eat, but it was what I wanted. The lawyer called me as I was pulling out of the Chinese place.

I told the lawyer I would Not be bringing the contents of the safety dep box to his office! 1st of all he seemed a little too interested in the contents. 2nd it is not really any of his concern. If the jewelry came up missing, I am sure I would be blamed for it. I played dumb though asking him if it was ok if I just gave it to my cousin I couldn't see the point in driving all the way to his office anyway when my cuz can pick it up as it would be closer.

I was pretty wiped out by then. I did not go by the house to pick up my usual Wed nite supplies for Bible class. I was thankful we did not work on art last night either. I just didn't have the energy for it.

Don called before we left church last nite. Daddy's car broke down. They had gone to Aunt Pearl's to take her some salt! Just salt. The tow truck charged Daddy $90 to go 2 miles! Don had asked the young police officer if he could tow it with a chain, but the guy was unsure if it was legal! You know if I knew it was an elderly couple, I couldn't charge them that much. Maybe Don needs to go into that business! This depressed me because I figured their SUV could be my back up if need be. But life always throws you a curve ball out of left field. I figure my car would conk out not theirs.

I had to get up early to take Daddy to car place. Don thought it was the transmission, but it is something in the back part which will cost $1,500. Daddy needs to rent a car. You have to put $257 down, but at least you get that back. I had to see if I can take him at lunch time to get the rental car or get off earlier this evening. Of course there were no dept heads here when I needed them to tell me I can do this. Although I left a message for one of them to call me. Daddy really wanted me to come at lunch time. I guess they think I can do anything now.

I had planned on eating more for lunch today and not get another limeade for a long, long time. Now I will probably have to grab something on the way back, but I will have a lot of choices... Dinglewood, Speakeasy, Capt D's please, etc as well as get some drinks.

Illy was driving me & everyone nuts!!! She is Mrs. Chatterbox talking so loud to folks on the phone far more than is necessary. We do not need to hear her conversations in the office. She can be heard across the room into another person's office. I had to turn music on. Because she doesn't answer the phone, she thought she could transfer an inside call to me thinking the person calling was calling from outside. DUH! We all knew the guy was working except her. I figured he'd call me. I heard everything that was said. I don't like repeats. I went out to my car to get my bills I have to pay because I will probably have to transfer money into my checking account in order to write this check for Daddy. She had to tell me again this officer was going to call me. Then had the nerve to ask if I heard her. I went "YES!" You know when I say that, you've reached my boiling point & you should just stay away from me. I almost said, "Everyone heard you!" Then she went,
"S-o-r-r-y!" & mumbled something else as she entered her office. Just not in the mood for her today.

WELL, This has been a day & half! I took Daddy to get the rental. Because he can't hear, you have to use your credit card as a deposit, but they don't actually charge you the amount which was more than he was told me. I had to use my credit card to do this. I couldn't run the air in my car otherwise my car would have ran hot. Daddy asked when was Don going to fix it. It won't be Don, will be me. I signed the agreement on the rental because of my car running hot in case I need to use it next week to have mine repaired there. I will have to check w/ Don if he wants to use this place or not. He will probably tell me we don't need the rental; that I can use the monster truck which I hate to drive, but at least the air will work. The gas will kill me. Then I can't dare get a scratch on it!

They gave Daddy a Nissan vue(?). He reved it up in the parking lot! I made him wait til a car had passed before he left because I was so scared he was going to hit it! He did not drive straight home. I think he had to make a bill payment as well as get a check from his car insurance to cover the towing & rental fees. I made mom call me when he got home. I told her I'd go to the store for them if they needed anything. I don't want him driving it anymore than absolutely necessary. He has to work next week which is why I guess he thought he needed a car.

All I ask is that you please pray for my Daddy driving this rental car.

My church friend Nancy had called while we were going thru the credit card usage thing for the rental so I had to call her back afterwards. I went on to Capt. D's without air. I talked to her which helped. At that point I was almost near tears. I went ahead and ate figuring I needed this time and deserved it. I haven't abused my time like some people do although I have used it far too much lately on this estate crap! Because I went to a fairly new Capt D's, I was able to take pics of some neat new things which you know always helps me. I was thankful for this small blessing. I still had to get drinks to bring back with me. There is a shop in Cross Country that uses red & black bags for things they sell. I went in this place, bought a pair of undies for $1 & asked for a big bag so that lady can make me a purse out of colorful plastic bags. I think I have enough of them now! I planned to give them to her tonight at the PC art meeting. Another saving grace.

I did have a calming moment in the midst of my storm today.... As I was eating my shrimp at Capt D's, I heard a voice and saw an image of a magnet I have on my fridge that says this:


I have everything under control."


My car almost ran hot on the way back even without air, but once I got on the open road, it cooled back down. Thank goodness! I return, walking in with my drinks, there is Illy looking at what I have with me. I kept running into her today. Mom called to say Daddy got home ok - thank the Lord. I had 3 messages on my desk. Barely had time to get to my desk without someone calling me.

Then the lawyer called me asking if he needed to send someone to get the contents of the safety dep box!!!!!!!! This was the last straw. I told him NO! in a not so nice tone that I had a problem w/ my daddy I had to deal with. I'd just gotten back to work. That I had not had time to call my cousin yet. I would call him and he could come get it from me here at work! I was SO mad. I called mom who cannot hear me and asked who I was like Daddy used to do! I said, "This is your daughter, hold on!" I went in another lady's office & almost knocked Illy a whirling then slammed the door with her nearby (not in her face!) I think she went "Well!" At that point I really didn't care. I was ready to cuss that lawyer out! Mom gave me her permission & said she would be more than happy to do it for me! LOL Gotta love her.

I called my cousin who said he could be here in 15-20 mins. Next I had to deal with the xerox man. I get a phone call while I was on my way back to my desk. I run thinking my cousin is here. The officers tell me not to run 'cause others will think someone is running & run with me! LOL It was my cousin wanting the check dated for Mon. I want to call the bank to get the exact amount before I write it, but I have not had time to do so yet with everything I have had going on. I want the paperwork stating I have been dismissed 1st too before I do this.

So here I am at work almost at my wit's end. I told my cousin I called him to give him the contents only today. I am not at a point to deal with the other because I have to talk to the lawyer. He says he has things he needs to do. He is not even outside as I thought! So I ran for nothing from the middle of the prison. I tell him I am at work. I had to tell him this again. I finally just hung up on him.

He arrives. I take him out to the car. I hand him the bag. He looks inside. The 1st thing out of his mouth is "Where are the pearls?" I show him the case they are in which was in between paperwork. Did he think he'd just see a string of pearls in there by themself? He realizes he was accusing me and said he was just wondering. It had clouded up so I was going to get my umbrella while there. The infamous pink one! LOL I thought it was in the front floorboard, but it was on the back seat. How observant of him to see it for me. I told him I'd call him tomorrow. He told me he needed to fix the roof. I just walked away from him without saying a word.

Tomorrow just has to be a better day. Please pray with me that it will be. Thank you. If you have thankful thought in the midst of your storm today, please share them with us at "Thankful Thursday" at Iris' at the following....

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Comedy of Errors

Remember when my lunch hours used to be a comedy of errors? Well, they still are.... On my 2nd lunch hour since I had to go back to regular hours, I had to wait til 2 ladies came back before I could go lunch as I was in the middle of opening office supply boxes. I'd ordered Plastiklips in the largest size. I'd used these before as template for some artwork which I have sent to you before. It was very colorful, looked sort of like a flower, but was unfinished. This company had artwork on their box where someone had recreated The Starry Night by Van Gogh with these clips. I can email them my masterpiece & it may be put on one of their boxes!

So I went to Subway to get a tuna sandwich then was going to McDonald's to get some good sweet tea & eat there. I was about to rain. I should have gotten the tea & came on back because it was pouring when I had to leave. My hands were wet so I couldn't close the pink duck umbrella that Illy gave me for Christmas one year. Luckily I had a towel in the back seat. Then my windows fogged up so bad I had to pull over before I got out of McDonald's. It was so fogged I couldn't see. I wiped the front windshield & my window. I get back to work, placed my tea on top of the car, was getting my purse from the back floorboard when the tea dumped all over me, my head, hair. I screamed. There were 3 officers out front. I came in with the pink umbrella to tell the nice ladies I was going to go to mom's & change. Instead I went to a Rainbow store near the Subway place because it was closer in case the car ran hot & it was cheaper. As I was getting out of the car, I realilzed I did not have my pink umbrella! I drove off with it still on top of my car! I busted out laughing.This store's clothes are not true to size & run smaller. I FINALLY found a top that would fit me. Not exactly my style, but would have to do. Then I killed myself laughing everytime I thought about the umbrella and the whole thing! One of the nice ladies went & got my umbrella for me so all is well. Of course Illy had her comments she made to the nice lady. The sun is shining now and I can laugh at myself. Hope you get a good laugh off me too.

Be creative. Be artistic. Never give up on your dreams. Live each day as if it were your last and make someone laugh. I know I just did!