Friday, April 30, 2010

The Best Part of Wakin' Up . . .

. . .Is Pups on your pillow!!

This is what greets me every morning:

or this:

or this:

Baxter and Crystal didn't want their pictures taken.

Jack can't sit still long enough to get his taken but I did get this:

Harlie keeping Jack in line with that paw! I think she got him to be still by
cleaning his face and ears. . .

She would do that to me, but she can't move quick enough in the mornings to catch me and hold me down!

Here's to kacklin over the weekend!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Black Cloud over work

It was a krappy day.

Last Tuesday, one of our shipping clerks had a wreck. He is having problems with his vision because the dust from the air bag got in his eyes. His eyes are swollen shut.

Yesterday, our salesman who found out in October that he had stage 4 prostate cancer moved on to the next realm of life. He was 56. His wife is lost. She was 18 when they married. It's been a wonderful 30 years. Until the last 6 months. Their girls are mid twenties.

Saturday, one of our production workers was at his dad's and was fixing to leave when he had what they thought was a seizure. No, it was a massive stroke with the blood clot at the base of his skull. Nothing they could do. He moved to the next realm of life this afternoon. He was 48.

All it seems I've done is pull forms for beneficiaries, or short term disability forms, talking or emailing bad news to many folks. And cry. That is all I seem to have done for the last 2 days. Cry.

I'm tired and my back still hurts from doing what, I haven't a clue. Breathing maybe. That's all I remember doing on Saturday morning.

I'm sad. Pray for these families.
Hugs to all.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Exercisin' . . . with Harlie Barlie

Yes you read that right.

The other night I was doing stretches. Ya know the kind: Bent over, Bertha butt in the air, hands trying to touch the floor in front of you?

So I finally get to touch the floor.

And I see movement out of the corner of my eye. Harlie. She is lookin at me.

Then she puts her paws out front, leans back,cute butt in air. . .and looks at me. .

I continue stretchin. .

She moves beside me. . paws out front, leanin back, cute butt in air. . .

I am tryin not to laugh.

She finally moves under me, between my feet and hands on the floor. . (Does she REALLY want to be there? Cuz I'm not quite sure whether I'm gonna stand back up or fall over on my side and roll up at this point!)

Paws go out, she leans back and the cute little butt goes back up in the air.

She got a pat, and as soon as I was back on my feet, I gave her a hug and a kiss for exercisin with me. I got a really big tail wag! (Wish I could have gotten a picture of this! WELL, not MY exercise but HERS!)

It is always more fun when you have a partner! Doesn't matter whether it is a 2 legged or 4 legged partner either!!

What made you kackle today?

Monday, April 19, 2010

It's A Muuuuunday

Got to work. Started making coffee. Filter? Check. Coffee? Check. Water? Check! Done

Run reports for VP. Done!

Walk downstairs. VP's laughin at me because I forgot to turn coffee ON! Geez....

Hand him reports. In his office he goes.

I'm chattin with Prez. VP comes in asks if I forgot the OT report?

Friday, April 16, 2010

JD's new toy

Thought I would show you guys JD's new toy he got today.

(The one in front)

1998 Harley Davidson XL 1200C

He's pretty excited. To say the least. . .

'Magine, gettin excited over a silly ole bike. . .

Yeah, don't get it. .

Cilly bouy!!

Hope you kackled today!

It's Friday so that should be enough, huh?!

Have  super great weekend!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Gulpin not sippin

I talk to my mom on the phone while she is drinkin coffee. I hear her swallow. Well it really is a gulp. GULLLP GULLLP

Then the other day I was drinkin MY coffee and heard myself GULP my coffee. So I tried not to gulp it. Ya know when for 54 years and some months, you have been gulpin and guzzlin, it's a hard habit to break!

Then that got me to thinkin if I'm in a hurry with my liquids, what about my FOOD?

Yep you got it. I swallow and don't chew. And shovel more into the pie hole. And the cycle continues.

I'm always in a hurry. Guess it goes back to those wee children days. When like a little bird mother, you shoveled food in those 5 babies as fast as you could and you ate later. In the midst of fixin a bottle or holdin a cryin wee one, or eatin as you wash the dishes. Then later it is runnin to practices, baseball, soccer, choir, band, and then the grands pick up where the kids left off. Then throw school in there and homework. .

I just have forgotten what it is like to sit down and ENJOY a meal.

Can you imagine my stomach? What it says everytime I eat or drink?

'Oh GREAT. . .  Here comes the hot coffee! Can this woman just send us a LITTLE bit of coffee not half the cup at one time? She's scaldin me!'

'My Gosh! Does she have to drink the whole bottle of water at one time? I'm drownin here. .'

'SUPER. . . Chunks. . .  WE HAVE CHUNKS OF FOOD TO DIGEST! Does she not know what her teeth are for? I think I'm gonna be sick . . . '



'I give up. . . .'

Yep, I can see it now. Must be why I have acid reflux. It is rebellin.

What does your stomach say about you?

Keep kacklin!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Don't bother me

Some days I think how grand it would be to have that significant other in my life. . .

But most days I know I am not cut out for it. .

As of right now I have been on my own for over 11 years.

I pretty much raised my children on my own. . Except for the last ex, he was around for 8. He was a big influence on us all. For all the wrong reasons. . Sooo he does not count. .

I have a friend that LOVES online dating. My thoughts are EWWWW. Don't get me wrong, she has met some nice men, but where I'm from they all want new ex's, I mean, wives.

ARE YOU SERIOUS? Are we back in the day where ads are run for MAIL ORDER BRIDES???

Friday, April 9, 2010

Little Ones

I have a friend that is a preschool teacher.

She had momentarily forgotten that children take everything literally.

The 2-3 year olds were standin in line to go potty.

Little Johnny was goofin off so Miss Iris told Littly Polly to just go in front of Little Johnny. .

Little Polly gave Miss Iris a weird look. .

Miss Iris told Little Polly that is was OK since Little Johnny was goofin off.

Again Little Polly gave Miss Iris a weird look. .

Miss Iris again told Little Polly that is was fine, just to go in front of Little Johnny. .

So Little Polly gets in front of Little Johnny and proceeds to pull up her dress and reach for her panties. .

Miss Iris will watch what she tells little children from now on. .

I must admit that I fell out of my chair laughin and kacklin when she was relatin this story to me. . I had tears, was wheezin but managed not to snort. .

By golly that was funny!!

Monday, April 5, 2010

My Weird Wall

Here is my weird wall. No one knew what to make of it when I first started it. Now mind you it didn't have anything but the picture frames. But now I think it is rather cool.

Here's a truck tray:

BTW-Baseball season has ARRIVED!! WOOHOOO!!!

Hope you kackled today!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

What happens. . .

when hens eat fruit loops??

Happy Easter!!

Have a kacklin good time today huntin Easter Eggs!

May the Good Lord keep you safe!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Little Towns

Have you ever noticed that small town's tend to be clannish?

This May, I will have lived here two years. To date, I 'know' three people. Not hangin' out 'know' but know them by name and face. Can say Hi Gina, how are you? How's the dogs, husband, etc? Past that we have nothin in common.

I sit on my front porch steps and watch traffice travel out of town, doin WAAAY more than the 30 mph they are suppose to, and the only ones that wave are the bikers. No one in cars wave. Or smile. Or even look my direction.

I grew up in a small town. One a little bigger than this one but still small. We spoke to everyone, waved at everyone, whether we knew them or not. Even goin down the road at 75 mph, you always waved. We have become a sad population, when we can not even take the time to smile and wave at strangers.

Smile and wave to someone new today! Maybe you can make them kackle! Share the joy of your life by passing along a smile and wave. You never know, it might be the spark that travels in their world today.

Cheers my friends! Have a super wonderful April 2!

Pass the kackles today!