A whole lot about nothing really. You'll get bored I'm sure.

Saturday, April 11, 2009


As most of you know, I've been going thru a rough time. I've really had to concentrate on my faith to get thru it. One of the things I've felt that God has been saying to me, is that there is not anything bigger than him. That HE can and will do ANYTHING..he is all powerful, all knowing, and everything that happens is for his good. I've also been shown some instances of power of prayer and faith.
Last night I had a rough night and this morning, I came to work and checked the local news site and came across this story.


Interesting...isn't it? God is wonderful. It also reminds me that when you listen and hear God's voice the difference it can make, sometimes to just one person, and other times hundreds. I hope that you read that and felt inspired and your faith renewed.

Rejoice - celebrate Easter.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Sack Lunches

This is touching..

I put my carry-on in the luggage compartment and sat down in my assigned seat.It was going to be a long flight. I'm glad I have a good book to read. Perhaps I will get a short nap, I thought. Just before take-off, a line of soldiers came down the aisle and filled all the vacant seats, totally surrounding me. I decided to start a conversation. 'Where are you headed?' I asked the soldier seated nearest to me. "Petawawa. We'll be there for two weeks for special training, and then we're being deployed to Afghanistan."

After flying for about an hour, an announcement was made that sack lunches were available for five dollars. It would be several hours before we 20 reached the east, and I quickly decided a lunch would help pass the time. As I reached for my wallet, I overheard soldier ask his buddy if he planned to buy lunch. "No, that seems like a lot of money for just a sack lunch. Probably wouldn't be worth five bucks. I'll wait till we get to base." His friend agreed. I looked around at the other soldiers.None were buying lunch. I walked to the back of the plane and handed the flight attendant a fifty dollar bill. "'Take a lunch to all those soldiers." She grabbed my arms and squeezed tightly. Her eyes wet with tears, she thanked me." My son was a soldier in Iraq ; it's almost like you are doing it for him."

Picking up ten sacks, she headed up the aisle to where the soldiers were sea ted.She stopped at my seat and asked, "Which do you like best - beef or chicken?" "Chicken" I replied, wondering why she asked. She turned and went to the front of plane, returning a minute later with a dinner plate from first class. "This is your thanks."

After we finished eating, I went again to the back of the plane, heading for the rest room. A man stopped me. "I saw what you did. I want to be part of it. Here, take this." He handed me twenty-five dollars. Soon after I returned to my seat, I saw the Flight Captain coming down the aisle, looking at the aisle numbers as he walked, I hoped he was not looking for me, but noticed he was looking at the numbers only on my side of the plane.When he got to my row he stopped, smiled, held out his hand, and said, "I want to shake your hand." Quickly unfastening my seatbelt I stood and took the Captain's hand. With a booming voice he said, "I was a soldier and I was a military pilot. Once, someone bought me a lunch.It was an act of kindness I never forgot."
I was embarrassed when applause was heard from all of the passengers.

Later I walked to the front of the plane so I could stretch my legs. A man who was seated about six rows in front of me reached out his hand, wanting to shake mine.He left another twenty-five dollars in my palm. When we landed I gathered my belongings and started to deplane. Waiting just inside the airplane door was a man who stopped me, put something in my shirt pocket, turned, and walked away without saying a word. Another twenty-five dollars!

Upon entering the terminal, I saw the soldiers gathering for their trip to the base. I walked over to them and handed them seventy-five dollars. "It will take you some time to reach the base. It will be about time for a sandwich. "God Bless You."

Ten young men left that flight feeling the love and respect of their fellow travelers. As I walked briskly to my car, I whispered a prayer for their safe return. These soldiers were giving their all for our country.I could only give them a couple of meals. It seemed so little... A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America" for an amount of "up to and including my life." That is Honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it.
Thank you soldiers, wifes, children, familes and friends of soldiers! I hope that we all can take the time to show veterens how much what they do for us means!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

New Computer?

Well, I got a new laptop, but I'm not sure it's all that I wanted it to be. I have 15 day before I'm stuck with it. I'm not sure if it's Vista or the computer I'm unhappy with. It's a Gateway laptop and it's just...well, I don't know...

In other news, still no word on the strike at work. It kinda sounds like they aren't going to come to a resolution. Meanwhile, everyday I'm on pins and needles. It really sucks. All I can do is pray that it everything works out quickly.

Somepeople didn't know that John is officially my boyfriend. Don't ask questions, just accept what is :) The word 'boyfriend' is still pretty hard for me to swallow. He makes me laugh and helps me with the things around the house, it's nice having someone around.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

UH - blonde days.

Hello blogger world. As you know I've been a busy girl. Work is still slow, but having to work a lot of hours, plus I'm STILL working on my damn house.

So, needless to say I've been tired. A few weeks ago - I again, wore two different shoes to work. Yesterday, I was looking at a form on my computer, and I said, 'I don't want this one, it's in Spanish.' It wasn't, it was in English.

Here's the best one. last night, I went to get my nails done. When I walked in, I noticed a little pink blanket on one of the chairs. The people were talking about 'Lily' and we talking about her being 9 weeks old and how much she eats and sleeping thru the night. The workers of the store were very attentive. Later, I said, Man, that is the quietest baby I've ever heard. The lady looked up in surprise, because we were the only people, other than Lily and her daughter, that were in the store. She said, 'what baby?' I said the baby in the chair. She started to laugh and said...that's our puppy.

Icheewawa...i need a vacation!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Why did I want to buy a house again?

Thank you to all of you who showed up to help me paint. I really couldn't have done it without you. I spent the rest of the week second coating and doing other stuff.

Having a house isn't nearly as much fun as I thought it would be. I'm glad John is around, he's done alot of the nasty work for me. :)

I will post pictures as soon as I get a computer again. Gotta buy new couches and a big screen first. Then hopefully I'll have a house warming party.

Man, I'm boring. If I was nicer, I'd tell you about....well..nevermind.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Painting Party

I know, you saw that I updated and I know you were hoping to hear our chitlins rushing thru the 12 days of Christmas. Sorry, but I have needs too.

I'd like to have a painting party (lame I know, but I really need the help) on Sunday January 4th, at lets say 2 at my house. I'm hoping to have the kitchen already done, and will just need the livingroom, bathroom and bedrooms done. My house is small and with a few extra hands, it can be done in just a few hours, instead of me having to do it alone. It would take me probably a week to get it all done alone. If you are interested or if your not but willing to help anyway, I would be most appreciative. I will provide food and drinks. Please just let me know if you are able to attend.

By the way, the ONLY way you will EVER hear the Christmas eve video is to help me paint :)

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

'Tis the Season to be...

Annoyed? Tired? Overworked? Oh, right....tis the season to be jolly...fa la la la la la la la la...

I'm feeling a little bah humbug this year. I had a hard time shopping for people. It wasn't that I don't love you, or want to get you something nice that you could use, it was just that my heart wasn't it in. Sigh. It must be all the snow.

I am looking forward to seeing the kids tonight. Their sweet little faces glowing with excitement and all the crap I know we will make them do before we let them open presents. That's my favorite part of Christmas.