Saturday, November 28, 2009


That is how they act sometimes. In this picture they look like aliens.


Look at their eyes! They crack me up.



They are precious. Lately, Patty has brought so much happiness to our household. She is such a good girl. She's learning new things everyday. Just tonight she had her first ever can of puppy food and afterwords she reminded me so much of Annie when she "wiped" her mouth on the dog bed by rolling around with happiness.

She went with Joe down to Tennessee today. They were just about to turn onto our road when Joe pulled her closer to him and she rewarded him by throwing up on his pant leg. I guess she needs to get used to riding in the truck. Poor baby. Joe had to take his pants off outside and throw them immediately into the laundry. I must admit, it was a sight.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Steph and I had such a good time

with each other last night. Joe got us 2 tickets to the New Moon matinee. I picked her up at school, took her boyfriend home and came on home.


She said her hair looked awful so she put a book in front of her face. **sigh** That's her boyfriend beside her and her good friend Nicki to the right. She's the really short one.

I got wonderful birthday cards from Joe and Steph and tickets for the 5:35pm showing. I also got a new cellphone. We are changing our service to Smartalk. Steph has it and it works great. Cheaper and no contract.

After the movie Stephanie and I ate at Olive Garden. It was really good. I had only eaten there once before with some insurance gals years ago. We had a fabulous time. Our waiter was wonderful (gay of course) and made us laugh. She and I had planned for months to see the premier of the movie and I was tickled to death that it worked out like it did. I don't think it could have gone any better. Oh, and the movie was good. Reeeaaallllly good.

While I was in Mayfield I had my license renewed at the county courthouse. It is a very old building so when I was through I wandered onto the grounds and got some pictures.





Just gorgeous


Look....I didn't realize there was a shop named after me here.


This holly was really pretty.



I tell ya what. I had a perfect birthday. I was off of work with pay, relaxed a bit, but most of all I spent it with my loved ones. It just doesn't get any better than that.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tomorrow is Thursday and

I will go to work. I will give my employeer a good day's work and then I am outta here baby. Or there baby. Taking off Friday for someone who has a birthday.

Steph is having 2 wisdom teeth removed in the morning. Even though Joe has the flu he is better today and said he could take her. That was good for me to hear because I really really need to be at work early to get some trucks a'rollin. BUT!!!!!! After 3:30pm Lisa be a free woman.

My initial plans were to pick Steph up at school Friday and she and I go to the premier of New Moon. She has been planning this day for months......literally months. I fear the theater will be sold out but we shall see. If it is, we can see it the next day or the next day. The important thing is that she and I will do this together. Just like we like it. She especially.

You know something folks? Today marks my brother So's Birthday (6 years). I can't think of anything else that is more important. That is because he has crossed so many hurtles and keeps on track. I really wish our mother was alive now to hear him speak about this faith in God. I can't see her face but I can guarantee one thing. She probably has the biggest smile in Heaven today. You know why? She is just as proud, no, she is MORE proud of So than me. And that is a good thing.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

3am and wide awake

That won't make for a very good day at the office tomorrow, or should I say today. I went to the dr today to nip a cold/cough in the bud. I got a steroid shot and an antibiotic shot in the bum. Perhaps that has something to do with my insomnia, I have no clue. But it is what it is. At least I'm warm and not hungry. Goodness knows there are plenty of people in the USA that are both plus not sleeping tonight.

We had a delicious surprise visit from my grandkids Sunday. Well, Joe knew about but I didn't and I absolutely enjoyed every second of it.



I'm not one much for Christmas dresses but my goodness......what a doll!

Speaking of dolls


Can you believe I only took 2 pictures of my precious? Of course I took a few of my sweetness.



She's smiling in this one!


She smiles a lot these days. I don't remember my babies smiling at 12 weeks. But my memory fails me most of the time.


Just too cute for words.

After they left I took the golf cart for a spin with camera in hand.



Looking right out of our driveway


Then left


Thrilling huh? I don't know why I didn't go on down the road. Oh wait, I remember now. Gun season opened the day before. Lots of hunters in our area and I wasn't donning orange. I really do need to take a spin around the block soon. After all, it will be winter soon and brrrrrr. Me no like the cold.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Thursday Ramblings

Did yall realize that Christmas will be here any day now? I have 5 grandbabies to buy for this year. Isn't that a blessing? Too bad I forgot to plant my money tree. I could use a good harvest from one right about now.

I am still so busy at work these days. I am grateful for that item. I would much rather be busy than to have nothing to do. The days just drag on those days. That makes me feel good about my job. Actually we have been guaranteed no layoffs for the next year. That was what we were told right after we heard no one was getting a raise. Guess you can't have it all.

I have a new computer at work. I have never used Excel before and I am having a dog of a time trying to figure it out. How do people invent these things? Who could be that smart? I'll get it with some help from the little help button but I sure would like for someone to just lean over my shoulder and guide me along. **sigh**

Well, time to get back to work. It's a pilin' up.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009






Patty and Sophie have had so much fun playing and enjoying the nice weather we have been having




They can take a plastic bottle and have fun for an hour










"Hey sis! What's that over there?"






I could watch this all day long. Sometimes I do!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

An Old Friend

I heard from an old friend this weekend. She and I grew up together. She had just lost the love of her life. Her name is Caryn and she and Angela were together for 15 years.

Caryn had a tough life growing up. Her mother was horrible to her, made her clean the entire house every weekend even when she was a small child. Her brothers didn't have to do anything, nor did her mom. She did the tasks and never complained but it took a toll on her. She was hurt by many people when she was young and had finally found a wonderful life with Angela.

That all changed on Mother's Day of this year. When Angela got up that day, her skin had a yellowish tone to it. It didn't get any better. Sometime in the next few days, Caryn finally got her to go to the doctor. After many tests it was determined that she had a tumor on her liver. It was cancer. In the next few months she went downhill. Caryn was her primary caregiver. She stayed with her night and day, never leaving her side. She took her back and forth to Louisville to see the doctors there. Finally, they sent her home and gave her 2-4 months.

She passed away October 29th, 18 years to the day that Caryn's father passed away. I wish that I had known what was going on. We had no idea that Angela was sick. I feel like I could have helped in some way, if nothing else by just being there for my friend. Caryn is moving to an apartment in Lone Oak next week because she can't stay at the house where she and Angela shared their life. She will be looking for a job and trying to get her life together. I wanted to reach out on the phone last night and hug her. All I could do was talk to her and try to find the right words to comfort her pain.

It just goes to show you that you never ever know what is going to happen. Angela was just fine until she woke up that Sunday morning and was gone within 6 months. It kind of puts things into the right spots, don't you think?

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Yes Lou, it's the Bad Moon

Lou posted today about a bad moon and I have to agree with her. My nerves have been on edge for a while now. I have been trying very hard to work on keeping my mouth shut when it needs to be. Thinking of others feelings and just how I sound to them when I get in my 'moods'. After all, it is always easier to hurt the ones that we love the most. It is human nature. And I don't like it.

I talked to Ryan last night on the phone. He didn't really have much to say except that he wanted to come out to our house this weekend. He didn't say anything about why he didn't turn himself into the jail Monday except to say that he is definitely going to do it this Monday. Sounds like a cop out to me. Needless to say, this did not make me happy. It made me sad. Sad because even though Ryan has been sober for 7 weeks, he is no where close to being sober. He has not attended a single meeting even though his dad has been to a few. That of course is his decision. I can't do it for him. When I told him that Joe and I would talk about him coming out and get back to him he didn't like that. He wanted an answer right away. He didn't understand why I have to talk to Joe about it. I don't have to talk to Joe, I prefer to talk to Joe. I told him that we always discuss things like this. He was starting to whine and act like he has for so many years. This was very upsetting to me because it showed that he is still acting the same way. He has not done a thing to help himself. He has so much work to do and he isn't doing any of it.

I told Joe about the conversation afterwards and he didn't offer an opinion, just listened and understood which was exactly what I needed him to do. Ryan seems to think that Joe is the bad guy and influencing me in decisions that I have made regarding him. Nothing could be furthur from the truth. I am protecting myself. I am watching out for me and my mental health. He will never understand that until he gets the help that he needs.

So, as it stands today, I will not let him come out and spend the weekend with us. I plan on taking him to lunch this weekend and spending time with him. It isn't what he wants but let's face it...............this is not about what he wants.

As usual, last night as my head hit the pillow I turned it all over to God. We'll see what He has to say about it.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Calgon Take me Away!

That is how I have felt the past few days at work. There isn't enough time in the day to complete what I need to. There are new reports to create and send, material to enter and check and orders to get ready and ship. AAK! I can't seem to get ahead even for a few minutes. So what do I do? I stop to take a break and post.

We have been having absolutely gorgeous weather this week. It is expected to extend into the weekend which I am really looking forward to. After such a rainy October (we broke a record for the amount of rainfall) everyone in these parts is ready for a break. I have also been enjoying driving to work in the daylight this week. I know that it won't last but a few weeks and the dreaded darkness will come back, but in the meantime it is nice to be able to see the deer that are trying to cross in front of my vehicle.

Speaking of my vehicle, I finally got it out of the shop today. The window was fixed (motor was out) and a new starter put on. We are really fortunate to have such an honest mechanic. I have had some dealings with mechanics in my lifetime and most all of them have tried to take advantage of me because I am a woman. Needless to say, I have stuck to my guns and never been ripped off. It pays to be tough sometimes. I learned that a long time ago.

Patty is doing well at home. She and Sophie play so much. They both open their mouths just like she and Annie used to do. It is nice. Patty loves her bones (chewies) too. She loves to pounce on them like only a puppy can do. When I relax in the evenings I love to keep the tv off and just watch them and how they interact with each other. It brings a smile to my face and relieves any tension or pressure I might have not left at the office.

I sent some pictures of Patty to the original owners this weekend. I wanted to make sure that the little girl knew that she was happy and had a good home.

That's about it for now. I have to get back to work. I hope everything is going well with you folks.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Grandkids Galore!

We went into town yesterday to see the grandkids dressed up for Halloween. Such sweetness.

Leah was a flower.





Flower....pretty flower. Isn't she a doll? She was so good too, except for when Grandmother held her right before we left. Let me just say that this girl at 2 months old can clear a room with one 'poot' LOL

Then there was Abby. My sweet Abby.



She was a boxer. A very cute boxer I might add.




**cue Rocky music**






Abby decided to push Papa Joe's sunglasses down on his face. Naturally I had my camera ready!




Sugars for my sugars






I can't believe how much I look like my Dad in this picture. But never mind me. Leah is the star of this show!


Well, Leah and her sister are the stars in my book! Guess who else are stars in my book?




and her sister Auby

They live in Ohio (boooooooo!) but their mommy and daddy sent us this pictures when we got home.


and sister Emmeline. The very definition of a princess yall.




Someone remind me just how lucky and blessed I am the next time I start to feel sorry for myself.