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Memorial Day

May. 19th, 2006 | 12:09 am
mood: thankfulthankful

Here is something I just read about Memorial Day. It is very touching and gives us more meaning for the holiday.

"The tradition of wearing poppies on Memorial Day in honor of America's war dead takes its origin from the poem "In Flanders Fields", written in 1915. Flanders, in northwest Belgium, was the scene of the bloodiest battles of World War I. One of the few things said to have survived the bloodshed was the poppy. John Mcrea, a Canandian doctor serving on the battlefield, wrote this poem after treating the battle wounded and burying the dead.

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders Fields

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders Fields


Let's remember what the day is really about. Which is not about beaches and picnics and bbq's.

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May. 6th, 2006 | 10:12 pm
mood: worriedworried

Rollercoasters are not my thing especially the ones we are going through right now. A month ago things were going ok. Then we got the first insurance bill which was for three months worth at $945 a month and said it was to be paid a week later. Found out we could pay the first two months by 5/14/06 which is $1600. Pretty expensive for someone with no job or source of income. I make a decent amount but darryl did some budgeting today only to find out my pay only covers some of our bills not all and none of the insurance without his income of any sort. The unemployment agency is dragging their feet about paying him his last three weeks because of a error on his claim that could take up to a month to get straightened out. The 14th is only a week away and we only have enough to cover our bills not both. If we loose our insurance we won't have any coverage for our illnesses for 12-18 months due to pre-existing conditions policy of most insurance companies. Which means we have to pay for all our doctors appointments and medications without the discount of insurance. Our meds without insurance cost over $800 a month. And we will have to pay the denied claims that we have made with the Cobra insurance over the last two months. Which means if we don't pay them we can't go to our doctors due to past due accounts. I haven't been to my counselor in three months because our job situation has been up in the air and I haven't been spending as much time taking care of gramma which is my job due to all different kinds of appointments, be it dr. or temp agency or job interviews. So basically unless a miracle happens in the next several days like we win the lottery, which won't happen because I just remembered we forgot to get any tickets for the Saturday drawing, we are pretty much screwed. Do you realize just how much doctors visits cost without insurance. Right now we pay no more than $40 for one of my meds, the rest are like $5-20 each. Without insurance it will be like almost $200 a prescription. I will have to pay full price for my psychiatrist appoinment I have to have every three months just to keep on my anti-depressant meds. So what it boils down to is that we are screwed financially for the next year without insurance. Why do we take for granted things so easily in our lives? I just don't know. Darryl has realized today that he needs the stomach surgery in order to get most of the weight off soon. We don't have time for him to gradually loose the weight naturally. He needs a job and his weight prevents him due to IBS from going and right now from getting one due to his previous lost jobs from absenteeism. His last boss didn't care enough to let him work from home when he was too ill to come in some days. Last time he was written up was in September and he told his boss the situation with his stomach problems and how he was working on fixing it. His boss didn't care enough to work with him like his previous two bosses had. He had been there for three years and the first two didn't have a single write up due to his absences. He had decent kind bosses that knew what a hard worker he was when he was there. Even in his first 90 days on the job he had attendance issues but once they were told about his sleep problem which was sleep apnea they were kind enough to let him get it under control before they did any sort of discipline to him. And they didn't even claim to be christians like his last boss did. I mean he didn't come outright in front of everyone and say it but he had talked to darryl at one point about his family being missionaries and stuff so we knew he was very religious. And that being said you are not suppose to judge or discriminate against people in general but especially as a relgious person. Well this is getting pretty long now. If anyone of you who reads this could please pray or think good thoughts and stuff for our situation we would really appreciate it. We have been on this roller coaster before but now things just seem to be worse. Just when things seem to be going alright and we are getting out of the woods it all goes downhill due to something stupid. Arghhhhhh!

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THIS IS BEAUTIFUL!! TRY NOT TO CRY

May. 1st, 2006 | 10:56 pm

Sally jumped up as soon as she saw
the surgeon
come out of the operating room. She said: "How is
my little boy? Is he going to be all right? When can
I see him?"





The surgeon said, "I'm sorry. We did all we could,
but your boy didn't make it."





Sally said, "Why do little children get cancer?
Doesn't God care any more? Where were you,
God, when my son needed you?"




The surgeon asked, "Would you like some time
alone with your son? One of the nurses will be out
in a few minutes, before he's transported to the
university."





Sally asked the nurse to stay with her while she
said good-bye to son. She ran her fingers lovingly
through his thick red curly hair.

"Would you like a lock of his hair?" the nurse
asked.





Sally nodded yes. The nurse cut a lock of the
boy's hair, put it in a plastic bag and handed it to
Sally. The mother said, "It was Jimmy's idea to
donate his body to the University for Study. He
said it might help somebody else. "I said no at
first, but Jimmy said, 'Mom, I won't be using it after
I die. Maybe it will help some other little boy spend
one more day with his Mom." She went on, "My
Jimmy had a heart of gold. Always thinking of
someone else. Always wanting to help others if he
could."





Sally walked out of Children's mercy Hospital for
the last time, after spending most of the last six
months there. She put the bag with Jimmy's
belongings on the seat beside her in the car. The
drive home was difficult. It was even harder to
enter
the empty house. She carried Jimmy's belongings,
and the plastic bag with the lock of his hair to her
son's room. She started placing the model cars
and other personal things back in his room exactly
where he had always kept them. She laid down
across his bed and, hugging his pillow, cried
herself to sleep.





It was around midnight when Sally awoke. Laying
beside her on the bed was a folded letter. The
letter said:

"Dear Mom, I know you're going to miss me; but
don't think that I will ever forget you, or stop
loving
you, just 'cause I'm not around to say I LOVE
YOU. I will always love you, Mom, even more with
each day. Someday we will see each other again.
Until then, if you want to adopt a little boy so you
won't be so lonely, that's okay with me. He can
have my room and old stuff to play with. But, if you
decide to get a girl instead, she probably wouldn't
like the same things us boys do. You'll have to buy
her dolls and stuff girls like, you know. Don't be
sad thinking about me. This really is a neat place.
Grandma and Grandpa met me as soon as I got
here and showed me around some, but it will take
a long time to see everything. The angels are so
cool. I love to watch them fly. And, you know
what? Jesus doesn't look like any of his pictures.
Yet, when I saw Him, I knew it was Him. Jesus
himself took me to see GOD! And guess what,
Mom? I got to sit on God's knee and talk to Him,
like I was somebody important. That's when I told
Him that I wanted to write you a letter, to tell you
good-bye and everything. But I already knew that
wasn't allowed. Well, you know what Mom? God
handed me some paper and His own personal pen
to write you this letter. I think Gabriel is the name
of the angel who is going to drop this letter off to
you. God said for me to give you the answer to
one
of the questions you asked Him 'Where was He
when I needed him?' "God said He was in the
same place with me, as when His son Jesus was
on the cross. He was right there, as He always is
with all His children.

Oh, by the way, Mom, no one else can see what
I've written except you. To everyone else this is
just a blank piece of paper. Isn't that cool? I have
to give God His pen back now. He needs it to write
some more names in the Book of Life. Tonight I
get to sit at the table with Jesus for supper. I'm,
sure the food will be great.





Oh, I almost forgot to tell you. I don't hurt anymore.
The cancer is all gone. I'm glad because I couldn't
stand that pain anymore and God couldn't stand to
see me hurt so much, either. That's when He sent
The Angel of Mercy to come get me. The Angel
said I was a Special Delivery! How about that?


Signed with Love from God, Jesus & Me.

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Prison time

Apr. 30th, 2006 | 07:19 pm

Check this website out and see how much of a criminal you really are:

http://www.thesite.org/flash/dodgy.html

In the UK you would never make it out alive!! See how harsh their laws are!

Kimberly ~ 5.5 years in prison, and a 5,000 dollar fine.
Shelley ~ Years in prison: 26.5 Potential fine: 7000
Samantha ~ Years in prison: 12.5 Potential fine: 0
Andrea ~ Years in prison: 6 Potential fine: 5000
Angie ~ Years in Prison: 18...Potential fine: 5000
Steve ~ Years in Prison: 6, Potential fine: 7000
Shirlyna ~ Years in prison: 47 Potential fine: 7000
Jody ~ Years in prison: 93, Potential fine: 7,000 pounds
Brenda ~ Years in prison: 42 ~ Potential fine: 5000
Kyle ~ Years in prison: 0.5 Potential fine: 5000
chris ~ Years in prison: 27 Potential fine: 5000
DANIELLE - Years in prison: 42 Potential fine: 7000
Brian- years in prison: 13 Potential fine: 7000
Nicole: years in prison: 17.5 Potential fine: 0
Billy: years in prison: 67 potential fine: 9,500
April:27yrs in prison death penalty
Dave: Years in prison: 6 Potential fine: 7000
Lisa: Years in prison: 0 Potential fine: 0
Chris Years in prison: 132 Potential fine: 93,000 Possible death sentance
Lauren:Years in prison: 25 Potential fine: 2000 Plus a possibility of the death penalty!
Keri: 37 Years in Prison $7,000 fine
Kelly: Years in prison: 11 Potential fine: 5000
Carrie : Years in prison: 7 Potential fine: 0
Christine: Years in prison: 96.5 Potential fines: 2000
Matt: Years in prison: 111 Potential fines: 7000
Jean: Years in prison: 41 Potential fine: 7000
Kristina: years in prison: 0 potential fine: 0 (i even answered yes & maybe to some of the questions, but i guess they weren't major ones)
Jamison - 21.5 Years and a fine of 7,000
Ben - 66 years and a fine of 7,000
Crystal - Years in prison: 0 Potential fine: 0
Laine - Years in prison: 19, Potential fine: 2000
Shannon - 16 yrs in prison, potential fine of 7000 pounds.
Asha - 1 yr in prison, potential fine of 7000 pounds
Scott - Years in prison: 97, fine: 7000... are you kidding me??? =(
Scher - years in prison: 5, potential fine 0.... That's just sad.....
Natalie - 22 years in prison, 7,000 fine, and possibility of death penalty! Zoiks!
Eri ~ Years in prison: 47 Potential fine: 7000. God dammie!!
notorious t.r.v- 71 years and potential fines 7000..... D'oh !!
~MAYRA~ Years in prison: 27 Potential fine: 7000
Mich- Years in prison: 36.5 Potential fine: 7000 - ouch
TiNa~ years in prison:57 fines:7000--- HOLLY SHIT
Stephanie~ Years in prison=87 Fines=7000-----im so bad.
Steven~ Years in prison= 108 Fines= 9500 Could have been worse!!!
Travis~ Years in prison: 122 Potential fine: 9500
Amber~ Years in Prison: 18 Fine is= 5000
Lacy~ Years in prison: 73 fine = 7000
Heather~ Years in prison: 16 fine=5000
VonFuct ~ Years in prison: 98 Potential fine: 9500 Plus a possibility of the death penalty!
Firepie ~ Years in prison: 97 Potential fine: 7000 Plus a possibility of the death penalty!
Tamara~ Years in prison: 12 Potential fine: 0See
Krystle: Years in prison: 23 Potential fine: 7000
Beth-Years in prison: 30 Potential fine: 7000
Howard - Years in Prison: 88 Potential fine: 9500
Elio - Years in prison: 6 Potential fine: 5000
Melissa- Years in Prision 1 Potential Fine 7000
Janalyn - Years in Prison: 1, Potential Fine: 5000
Richelle - Years in Prison 7; Potential Fine: 7000
Angela-Years in Prison 23, Potential fine 5000
kassie - - - Years in prison: 15.5 Potential fine: 2000
Jeff: Years in prison: 51 Potential fine: 7000...the one your parents warned you about...
Kristen-- 80 years in prison 7500 fine....WOW for a little sex in public???
Steph--Years in prison: 7.5 Potential fine: 7000
Mare- Years in Prison: 5.5 Potenial fine : 7000
Estelle-12.5 years in prison potential fine: 5000
Emily~~90 years in prison: potential fine: 7000
Kathy- Years in prison: 7.5 Potential fine: 0

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Sad news to report

Apr. 27th, 2006 | 07:46 pm
location: Home
mood: sadsad

I have some sad news to report. While it isn't the greatest way to wake up in the morning at least I got to wake up. And on that note here is my news. Remember a few weeks ago maybe a month ago I told you how I went to the zoo and got kissed by a baby giraffe named Raffie? Well Darryl woke me up this morning saying he had something sad to tell me. My first question to him was, "Who died?". I'm sorry to say but that was and is always my first thought to those words. Well it was Raffie the baby giraffe at the Jacksonville Zoo. It happened Monday night. They don't know what happened yet and won't know until the results come back in a couple of weeks. All they know is she had a non critical infection and they had checked out her heart and lungs which were fine at the time. They didn't do a more thorough check up because it would have meant putting her under anesthesia and they say that the chances of death would be too great. Unfortuantely it happened anyway. On the bright side, the momma Zawadi might be pregnant again and would be due in July. So here's hoping for that good result! Stuff happens so quickly and you just never know what might happen in this life. So I say take this to heart and live your life to the fullest whatever that means for you!

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Boy with nails

Apr. 24th, 2006 | 06:25 pm
location: Home
mood: calmcalm

Make sure you read all the way down to the last sentence.

(Most importantly the last sentence)

There once was a little boy who had a bad

temper. His Father gave him a bag of nails

and told him that every time he lost his

temper, he must hammer a nail into the back

of the fence. The first day the boy had

driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next

few weeks, as he learned to control his

anger, the number of nails hammered daily

gradually dwindled down. He discovered

it was easier to hold his temper than to

drive those nails into the fence.

Finally the day came when the boy didn't

lose his temper at all. He told his father

about it and the father suggested that the

boy now pull out one nail for each day that

he was able to hold his temper.

The days passed and the young boy was finally

able to tell his father that all the nails

were gone. The father took his son by the

hand and led him to the fence. He said, "You

have done well, my son, but look at the

holes in the fence. The fence will never be

the same. When you say things in anger,

they leave a scar just like this one. You

can put a knife in a man and draw it out.

It won't matter how many times you say I'm

sorry, the wound is still there. " A verbal

wound is as bad as a physical one.

Friends are very rare jewels, indeed. They

make you smile and encourage you to succeed.

They lend an ear, they share words of praise

and they always want to open their hearts to us."

It's National Friendship Week. Show your

friends how much you care. Send this to

everyone you consider a FRIEND, even if

it means sending it back to the person who

sent it to you. If it comes back to you,

then you'll know you have a circle of friends.

YOU ARE MY FRIEND AND I AM HONOURED!

Now send this to every friend you have!! And to

your family.

Please forgive me if I have ever left a hole.

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Kids Comments

Apr. 17th, 2006 | 11:48 pm
mood: mellowmellow

SUNDAY: PALM
IT WAS PALM SUNDAY AND, BECAUSE OF A SORE THROAT, FIVE-YEAR-OLD JOHNNY STAYED HOME FROM CHURCH WITH A SITTER. WHEN THE FAMILY RETURNED HOME, THEY WERE CARRYING SEVERAL PALM BRANCHES! . THE BOY ASKED WHAT THEY WERE FOR. "PEOPLE HELD THEM OVER JESUS' HEAD AS HE WALKED BY."
"WOULDN'T YOU KNOW IT," THE BOY FUMED, "THE ONE SUNDAY I DON'T GO, HE SHOWS UP!"

CHILDREN'S SERMON:
ONE EASTER SUNDAY MORNING AS THE MINISTER WAS PREACHING THE CHILDREN'S SERMON, HE REACHED INTO HIS BAG OF PROPS AND PULLED OUT AN EGG. HE POINTED AT THE EGG AND ASKED THE CHILDRE, "WHAT'S IN HERE?" "I KNOW!" A LITTLE BOY EXCLAIMED. "PANTYHOSE!"

SUPPORT A FAMILY:
THE PROSPECTIVE FATHER-IN-LAW ASKED, "YOUNG MAN, CAN YOU SUPPORT A FAMILY?"
THE SURPRISED GROOM-TO-BE REPLIED, "WELL, NO. I WAS JUST PLANNING TO SUPPORT YOUR DAUGHTER. THE REST OF YOU WILL HAVE TO FEND FOR YOURSELVES."

GRANDMA'S AGE:
LITTLE JOHNNY ASKED HIS GRANDMA HOW OLD SHE WAS.
GRANDMA ANSWERED, "39 AND HOLDING."
JOHNNY THOUGHT FOR A MOMENT, AND THEN SAID, "AND HOW OLD WOULD YOU BE IF YOU LET GO?"

FIRST TIME USHERS :
A LITTLE BOY IN CHURCH FOR THE FIRST TIME WATCHED AS THE USHERS PASSED AROUND THE OFFERING PLATES.
WHEN THEY CAME NEAR HIS PEW, TH BOY SAID LOUDLY, "DON'T PAY FOR ME DADDY. I'M UNDER FIVE"

PRAYERS:
THE SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER ASKED, "NOW, JOHNNY, TELL ME, DO YOU SAY PRAYERS BEFORE EATING?"
"NO SIR," HE REPLIED,
"WE DON'T HAVE TO, MY MOM IS A GOOD COOK!"

CLIMB THE WALLS:
"OH, I SURE AM HAPPY TO SEE YOU," THE LITTLE BOY SAID TO HIS GRANDMOTHER ON HIS MOTHER'S SIDE. "NOW MAYBE DADDY WILL DO THE TRICK HE HAS BEEN PROMISING US."
THE GRANDMOTHER WAS CURIOUS. "WHAT TRICK IS THAT?" SHE ASKED.
"I HEARD HIM TELL MOMMY THAT HE WOULD CLIMB THE WALLS IF YOU CAME TO VISIT" THE LITTLE BOY ANSWERED.

THE MOOD RING:
MY HUSBAND BOUGHT ME A MOOD RING THE OTHER DAY. WHEN I'M IN A GOOD MOOD IT TURNS GREEN. WHEN I'M IN A BAD MOOD, IT LEAVES A RED MARK ON HIS FOREHEAD.

THE WATER PISTOL:
WHEN MY THREE-YEAR-OLD SON OPENED THE BIRTHDAY GIFT FROM HIS GRANDMOTHER, HE DISCOVERED A WATER PISTOL.. HE SQUEALED WITH DELIGHT AND HEADED FOR THE NEAREST SINK.
I WAS NOT SO PLEASED. I TURNED TO MOM AND SAID, "I'M SURPRISED AT YOU. DON'T YOU REMEMBER HOW WE USED TO DRIVE YOU CRAZY WITH WATER GUNS?"
MOM SMILED AND THEN REPLIED..... ;"I REMEMBER."

LIFE AFTER DEATH:
"DO YOU BELIEVE IN LIFE AFTER DEATH?" THE BOSS ASKED ONE OF HISEMPLOYEES.
"YES, SIR," THE NEW EMPLOYEE REPLIED.
"WELL, THEN, THAT MAKES EVERYTHING JUST FINE,"THE BOSS WENT ON. "AFTER YOU LEFT EARLY YESTERDAY TO GO TO YOUR GRANDMOTHER'S FUNERAL,SHE STOPPED IN TO SEE YOU.

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another friend

Apr. 4th, 2006 | 06:43 am


my pet!

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Pretty cool

Apr. 4th, 2006 | 06:39 am


my pet!

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Mar. 11th, 2006 | 08:10 pm
mood: I have a cold!!!

Everything I need to know about life, I learned from Noah's Ark... One: Don't miss the boat. Two: Remember that we are all in the same boat. Three: Plan ahead. It wasn't raining when Noah built the Ark. Four: Stay fit. When you're 600 years old, someone may ask you to do something really big. Five: Don't listen to critics; just get on with the job that needs to be done. Six: Build your future on high ground. Seven : For safety sake, travel in pairs. Eight: Speed isn't always an advantage. The snails were on board with the cheetahs. Nine: When you're stressed, float a while. Ten: Remember, the Ark was built by amateurs; the Titanic by professionals. Eleven: No matter the storm, when you are with God, there's always a rainbow waiting. NOW, wasn't that nice? Pass it along and make someone else smile, too. Okay?

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