Just a few rambling thoughts and crafts from a mind that is full of both. I am talented in my mind but regularly run full throttle into the wall of procrastination. I have raised procrastination to an art form. A friend once told me I have a BS in BS and a minor in excuse making. If there is anyway to get out of doing my best, I will do my best to get out of it. Welcome to my saburban life. : ).. Lol.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Long, Tough Week..

It's been a long, tough week.
I celebrated a birthday, won't say which one though,
but lost my father on the same day.

It wasn't unexpected,
and we are all relieved that he is no longer in any pain
and with our mom again,
but it was a long, tough few days.

He always teased my nephews about Missouri Mules,
and would thoroughly enjoy clipping articles about them,
or sending them Mule birthday cards.

Our nephews all grew up and attended seminaries,
each graduating as a minister.
Our middle nephew, Michael,
led our dad's service.

He talked about how dad grew up with the love of mules.
How he loved to tease them.
How the mule is misunderstood.
It is seen as being stubborn.
However, it's just that they are smart and wise.
They are great teachers when paired with other animals.
At the end of his service, he tied it in with how
our dad lived his life in the same way.
All in all, it was probably one of the best services
that there has been.
And it was special that our nephew was able to lead it.

Anyway, back to the regular grind.
Here are a few pics to honor my dad.

Michael's five year old daughter Peyton
wrote this book that was illustrated by her mom, Brittany,
and is available on Amazon.
My dad was one of the strongest men around,
and here is taking a moment to enjoy the book.


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Smoke Alarms, Group Home Security Guards and Big Foot, Oh My!

Worked at my old group home this evening.
Smoke alarm from chicken cooking at 4pm.
All ok.  Called off the Fire Department.
Coworker called the hospitals security and got a newbie in training.
He swears it was a real fire.
Later, his boss Ron comes by to investigate and finds out all was ok .
Laughing he tells us the new guy Anthony isnt the sharpest out there.
Ron calls over to the hospital and here is the ensuing conversations:

Anthony: Security..
Ron: Is Ron there?
Anthony:  No hes gone.
Ron: We need him over here at Peery. 
We are being attacked by Big Foot..
(My coworker and I are laughing by now)
Anthony to his trainer Angela: Ron needs to go to Peery,
They are being attacked by Big F..as he hangs up the line.
We are all laughing.
I told Ron he better watch out, Anthony will probably send the police.
Ron calls Angela: Angela..
Angela:  Ron!  Peery neeeds you!  They are being attacked!
We are crying now..
Our phone rings..
Valerie answers: Hello?
Anthony: Who called from thrre a minute ago?
Valerie hands the phone to Ron..
Ron: This is Ron.
Anthony: Hey!  Peery needs you over there!
Ron;: I'm already here..  OK, I will check around for Big Foot.
No problem.
He was finally able to tell Angela what was up,
Who got quite the laugh too.
Lol.  Fun times at the group home tonight.
: )..

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Strawberry Wine Punch? Yes, Please!

This early morning shift is killing me....
I have one month left before I can bid on another schedule..
In the meantime, this might help that time
pass by with a little vim and vigor..
Count me in!
: )..