Thursday, November 27, 2008

100 Things...

Stole this from Tammi's World
Thought I'd reveal a little of my self to y'all~it seems I live life pretty well where I am.  But all the traveling ones...those are my life's dreams.  Every single place listed is someplace I would like to visit.
What's even better~the stuff I have done not on this list ;)

Things I've Done - bolded.

1. 
Started your own blog

2. 
Slept under the stars

3. 
Played in a band-played with a boy in band..oh, not the same 

4. Visited Hawaii

5. Watched a meteor shower - I love them-I lay in the backyard and watch

6. Given more than you can afford to charity

7. 
Been to Disneyland-Disney World, not Disneyland

8. Climbed a mountain-only the ones in KY

9. Held a praying mantis 

10. Sang a solo 

11. Bungee jumped -used to want to but I'm too old now :)

12. Visited Paris

13. 
Watched a lightning storm at sea -


14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
- lots

15. Adopted a child

16. 
Had food poisoning

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty

18. 
Grown your own vegetables

19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France

20. Slept on an overnight train

21. 
Had a pillow fight

22. Hitch hiked

23. 
Taken a sick day when you’re not ill - well, yeah

24. Built a snow fort - 

25. 
Held a lamb

26. 
Gone skinny dipping-half count?

27. Run a Marathon

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice

29. 
Seen a total eclipse

30. 
Watched a sunrise or sunse

31. Hit a home run

32. Been on a cruise

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors -

35. 
Seen an Amish community

36. Taught yourself a new language

37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied - .

38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person - 

39. Gone rock climbing - not in this lifetime...I like living!

40. Seen Michelangelos David

41. 
Sung karaoke - 


42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt

43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant

44. Visited Africa

45. 
Walked on a beach by moonlight -LOVE IT

46. Been transported in an ambulance

47. Had your portrait painted

48. Gone deep sea fishing

49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person

50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling

52
Kissed in the rain-another thing I love

53. 
Played in the mud 

54. 
Gone to a drive-in theater-oh the stories I could tell...snicker, snicker

55. Been in a movie - does it count if I dated the cousin of the guy who gets beat up in Porky's?

56. Visited the Great Wall of China

57. Started a business - for a week!

58. Taken a martial arts class.

59. Visited Russia

60. Served at a soup kitchen

61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies 

62. Gone whale watching

63. 
Got flowers for no reason

64
Donated blood, platelets or plasma 

65. Gone sky diving -wanted to, got too old..blah, blah...

66. Visited a Nazi concentration camp-this one really speaks to my ehart and I want to someday-for my children.

67. 
Bounced a check -today, no...but there's always tomorrow

68. Flown in a helicopter

69. 
Saved a favorite childhood toy - still have it 

70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial

71. 
Eaten cavia

72. 
Pieced a quilt

73. Stood in Times Square

74. 
Toured the Everglades

75. 
Been fired from a job 

76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London

77. Broken a bone -stupid, stupid

78. 
Been on a speeding motorcycle -oh yeah...Jeff, how are you:)

79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person 

80. Published a book

81. Visited the Vatican

82. 
Bought a brand new car

83. Walked in Jerusalem

84. 
Had your picture in the newspaper

85. Read the entire Bible .

86. Visited the White House

87. 
Killed and prepared an animal for eating 

88. Had chickenpox

89. Saved someone's life

90. Sat on a jury


91. 
Met someone famous

92. 
Joined a book club

93. 
Lost a loved one

94. Had a baby

95. Seen the Alamo in person

96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake

97. Been involved in a law suit

98. 
Owned a cell phone

99. 
Been stung by a bee

100. 
Read an entire book in one day

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

It was only a dream...

I have written about the way that I dream. Very Vividly, I can direct a dream like a movie. But I had one the other night that was so real...I want to keep having it...I want to finish it...but I can't bring it back.

In my dream I was working. I don't really know where, just at a job. And there was a man. Tall, my age, nicely built , dressed in a pair of "work slacks" and a dress shirt. Tie loose, sleeves rolled up. Nice disposition, smelled good, clean cut. But here's the real bitch of it all...I never saw his face.

So I go along having the dream. Just working, hanging out with people, getting to know "the guy". Here's where it gets strange. At one point, I get a phone call. "The guy" leans across my desk to answer the phone because caller ID says it is my ex and he wants to yank his chain for me. As I reach across to stop him, I duck under his arm and put my hand on his back...and I felt him. Not dream felt, actually touched him-put my hand on a real back, touched a real shirt and felt it in my whole body. It was like a shock. I woke up then and all I could think was "I have to go back to sleep. I have to find this man!" It was love at first touch-in a dream. But try as I might, I can't seem to have the same dream and I can't conjure him up again.

As I write this, I feel a little grief stricken. Like I have lost something. But I never had it~he isn't real, I don't know who he is~I never saw his face. It is one of the strangest experiences I have ever had. But I tell you~I would know this man if I met him. I have touched him~and been touched by him in a way I don't understand. How can you mourn the loss of something you never had? But I do. I want this...feeling...to be resolved. So tonight,I sleep, perchance to dream. To maybe meet and touch the someone out there who is on the other side of that dream. Who is waiting for the woman who touched him to find him~in the daylight~with eyes wide open.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Holy Sh** is right!

Guess what???
16 is DRIVING~has a license and a car and a job! OMG!! I am freaking right out!
She is a great kid, but still. How is she 16? She was a baby yesterday...they don't traditionally give car keys to an infant, do they?
When I called her dad (even tho he knew all about this, he gave her the car for crying out loud!), he paused and then said "Holy Sh**". When I asked him if he got that little heart flip thing, he said yes and I could tell he was a little verklempt. It was Fab!
So, I have a kid behind the wheel-watch out world, here she comes :)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Trying to win cool stuff

I am posting this so you all will go over and look at the really cool stuff at Glitzy Glass . I am trying to win a fab star because 1. I love glass things 2. I Love handmade stuff and 3. I love free stuff! I win all the way around!

I WON!!! I cannot wait to see what Glitzy Glass Stars sends me. I am giong to keep it and not even give it to anyone for Christmas. I am selfish like that!

Monday, November 10, 2008

ENOUGH ALREADY

The election is over. Barack Hussein (look-I wrote it down and Homeland Security didn't take me away-yet) Obama WON IT. Let's all get over it now. Let's act like Americans and get it together---what am I thinking? Americans work together?? Why the tirade for the normally mild mannered LibraryGirl???? I'll tell you why...
I am a Born Again Christian Democrat-yeah, I know...weird, huh. I have never been embarrassed or ashamed to be a Born Again Christian Democrat. I try not to talk politics/religion/baseball/college football because I can get a little, well, passionate, about what I believe in. So while I have never been ashamed to be a Born Again Christian Democrat, today I was a little ashamed to be American and ashamed to be human.
I walked into the middle of yet another talk about how this "man" is not only going to ruin this country, but is also the Anti-Christ and will probably-and should probably be- assassinated shortly. **Profanity ALERT** ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME????? Why would we wish such tragedy on not only our country, but on a man who is a husband and father to two young children? Are white Americans really so shallow and insecure as to believe that a man of color cannot run this country? That only Old White guys are qualified? Well, I have news for ya'll-the white dudes ain't doing so well right about now. The Old White Guys have pretty much run the whole ship aground and then sat and looked at each other and began to scream HELP-THROW MONEY while the rest of us put on our big girl panties and began to swim.


President Elect Obama is not going to turn this country into a terrorist haven full of turban wearing Satan worshipers requiring we all turn East to pray five times a day. We will not be over run by watermelon and fried chicken-the man was raised in Jakarta and Hawaii for crying out loud, people-it will be Padang Food Nasi Ikan and Spam. We will not turn into a Socialist state, though at this juncture in our history, I could be convinced to be a Socialist. Because soon, I too could be waiting at the Welfare office with the presidents of banks and mortgage companies asking for a bailout. I could have no health insurance, no job, no home. You see, I am one of the one-paycheck-from-homeless people you hear about..even though I have a job in Public Education, it is not secure -it has been threatened several times this year alone. I have rent, a car payment, two teenagers, and the basics to worry about. I have no credit cards-don't pay retail for anything-don't vacation-work two jobs and as many of the off school and summer vacation days as I can. I still bounce checks some months because my ends don't meet in the middle and even with health insurance I can't see a family doctor or dentist or eye doctor. I rob Peter to pay Paul and then mug Paul so Peter won't have my kneecaps broken.


So forgive me for rejecting the old and welcoming the new. Forgive me for not wishing death on the new President. Forgive me for being a born again Christian Democrat Working American Human. On second thought, don't forgive me. Just do me a favor. While you are exercising your Constitutionally guaranteed right to free speech, stop wishing harm to a man whose only "crime" is that he is was elected by a MAJORITY of voters to be President of the United States. When I pray tonight-and I do every night-I will pray my regular prayer of protection for my family, friends, enemies, country, and world. I will throw a special one up for President Elect Obama. I will pray that he be protected from the very people he will spend the next four years trying to help. And I will pray that God protect us from ourselves.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Procrastination

Wanna feel stupid? Try this
Where's the gap in your knowledge?
Seriously, I know a lot of stuff, but clearly not enough. Like how to get back to WRITING THE NOVEL.

Good Night, sleep tight, don't let the bed bugs bite...