Monday, November 30, 2009

And the winner is.....

 JuLinda!!!  Congratulations on winning the Hotsling that Missie was so wonderful to let us have to try out!!  I will be sending that off to you in the next couple of days!  I hope you enjoy!  And I have been very blessed with friends and "family" (i.e friends that minus well be family) that have wanted to donate things to give away, that I will be having another giveaway very soon!!  So keep your eyes open!!  Love ya'll!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thin blue line....

 -Today in Tacoma, Washington. -- "A gunman burst into a coffeehouse Sunday and opened fire on four police officers as they sat working on their laptops, killing the three men and one woman in what an official described as a targeted ambush."  See the full story HERE.

-Nov 19th in Las Vegas 30yo OFC Trevor Nettleton was shot in is own garage.  See the story HERE

I'm don't know what is going on, but people need to quit being spineless pieces of crap and killing those that are out there to protect them!!!  If you need to kill something go to Wal-Mart get some camo,  get your ass out of bed, go sit in the woods and go hut a damn deer!!  Stop killing innocent people!
Rest in peace and may your loved ones know that you are loved by your brothers and sisters.  Our prayers are with you!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Special giveaway courtesy of there is a catch

So I got this AWESOME baby sling today to test out from Missie you can read about it HERE, same color and everything.  Only thing is Diem is to heavy for it, so I am not able to test it.  The size I have is a 6 so PLEASE make sure you check out the size chart and make sure YOU will be able to wear it.  So what's the catch?  If you win this, you will have to do the review.  Means you will have to take a picture of you wearing it with you little one in it, what you thing of the material, etc.  In a decent time frame please.  So please before you enter make sure you are serious, not just want something for free.  Once again a huge thanks to Missie and Babythings!!!   All you have to do is leave a comment here and tell me why you would like this sling!  Thanks  P.s- The size chart is HERE

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Smells so sweet....

I'm home!!  There is nothing in this world like the smell of hay and farm's.  I love it!  Even with my head hurting as bad as it is, it makes me feel better.  I can walk outside, take a deep breath and smell the sweet smell of hay.  See a cow eating in a field, just the simple things.  People (most of them) are polite, waive when you drive by, its just a nicer place to be.  Your not scared to walk outside at night to get something out of your car, you can drive to the store with out having to use your gps. do have to look out for the deer, and that sucks.  But if you get lucky you will have a freezer full of deer also!  I just wish I had enough time to see my friends while I was here, but next time.  I miss them, and I hope they miss me....Lol.  There's no place like home...

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Public Service Announcement

 To all of my REAL friends I would like to say thank you for everything you have done, will do, thinking about doing, yadda yadda...Lol.  With all that has been going on lately I appreciate the ones of you that bother to ask how I am feeling, how my day is going.  You know the little things.  It's kind of sad that my own family does not even do that (well a very few of them do).  Sometimes I wonder if they could really care less about my existence in this family.  So they just ignore me until I talk to them.  I just wish they would/could see and or care how much this really hurt my feelings.  How hard is it to see that it shows a person a whole hell of a lot when you just make a SMALL effort,  to say "hey" once in a while.  Oh well, guess that's ALL my fault and up to me to right?  And don't give me the bs excuse of "we live so far apart".  Because I have friends that live in different countries that do better, and I do the same for them.  When they act like they give a crap about me and my daughter!  So please take the time to read the P.S.A above.  Thank you.
And of course Tuesday is not complete without NCIS.  This week we are going to feature Abby!!  Who would you like to see next week?

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Contest winners and exciting news...

 So the winners of the Thanksgiving contest are Crystal...who is a new Pink Lady and Erin!   Crystal won a Cbub coin pouch and Erin won Starbucks singles.  Congratulations ladies!!!  Thank you all that participated in the contest!  I will actually be doing another one first part of December for one of Jennies Bows!!  So keep your eyes open!
Onto the exciting news...I am now going to be testing products for!!  The first product's I will be testing are going to be a toddler carrier called the third hand, which is here and the Hotsling.  Both should be interesting with Diem, BUT that's what testing is all about right? LOL  Hopefully I will be able to help ya'll find something that you will be able to find useful, and help Missie out at the same time!  I'm very excited about starting.  I'm thankful to Missie for offering me the opportunity. 
I hope everybody had a great weekend!

Saturday, November 21, 2009


 So I just got done watching Benjamin What a prime example of accepting somebody for who they are.  Not what they look like on the outside or what differences they may have.  I have to say I am thankful that I was raised that people are people.....period.

I just wish others could see that nobody is perfect.  I don't get why my il's always have to find a way to always take up for their own.  Not saying they shouldn't, but my family is quick to say when I am wrong, need to do better, whatever.  Maybe they really don't like me, maybe its all because my sil does not like me so why should the rest of them?  And I dare any of them say I have not tried because I will call b.s in a second!!  They just seem to be able to pick me apart with a fine tooth comb.  I just don't get how all these other people can see good in me, but they can't??  It really hurts.... 

Maybe its because I'm not timid like the rest of them and speak my mind?  But that's just me...they always say be myself, but obviously myself isn't good enough huh?  

Anyways in the movie there was a hummingbird that was there for the burial at sea, and when his wife died at the end.  To show that there was somebody "watching over" least that's how I took it.  Somebody feel free to correct me if I am wrong please.  So that is why my pic for the day is the hummingbird.  Hopefully I will have my own help guide me.  I would like to find my smile again, have people accept me for ME.  Don't tell me you love me, yet you don't love who/how I am.  Yeah your not going to love all of my ways...duh.  But common' I can't communicate with myself.  So to those out there who truly love ME.  Thank you!  I love YOU to! <3

Friday, November 20, 2009

Sensitive!! LMAO

I found this online today and I HAD to post it.....those who know me just know I HAD to....LOL it was written by a girl named Ashley


Oh, eleven inch piece of plastic,
So shiny and bright.
You're all that's in bed with me,
At the end of most nights.

You're always there,
I'm never in need.
You never pressure or force me,
Into doing the deed.

You don't expect much,
Sputtering and chugging along.
And I don't have to impress you,
By wearing a thong.

I never have to fake a headache,
Or feign being sick.
And while you aren't a douchebag,
You're still a big dick.

Oh, little C-battery powered friend,
With you, I can truly be me.
You don't judge me for coming to you once a day,
All right, let's be honest, sometimes three.

So while you don't bring me chocolates, roses,
Or other mushy stuff
You bring me something few men have,
And trust me, that's enough.

I need to give a shout out to Missie over at I won her blog contest!!!  I won a rockabye baby cd!!  Thank you Missie!!!  Check out her link!  She ships to the U.S, is from Texas.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Random thoughts.....OMgosh will make you laugh!!

PLEASE feel free to add to theese in my comments and I will add to the list!  But I got the link for these from my friend Haane's blog!  Thank's Haane!!!  She is a great PL that lives in Guam!

- I wish Google Maps had an "Avoid Ghetto" routing option.

-More often than not, when someone is telling me a story all I can
think about is that I can't wait for them to finish so that I can tell
my own story that's not only better, but also more directly involves

-Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you
realize you're wrong.

-I don't understand the purpose of the line, "I don't need to drink to
have fun." Great, no one does. But why start a fire with flint and
sticks when they've invented the lighter?

-I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.

-Is it just me, or are 80% of the people in the "people you may know"
feature on Facebook people that I do know, but I deliberately choose
not to be friends with?

-Do you remember when you were a kid, playing Nintendo and it wouldn't
work? You take the cartridge out, blow in it and that would magically
fix the problem. Every kid in America did that, but how did we all
know how to fix the problem? There was no internet or message boards
or FAQ's. We just figured it out. Today's kids are soft.

-There is a great need for sarcasm font.

-Sometimes, I'll watch a movie that I watched when I was younger and
suddenly realize I had no idea what the f was going on when I first
saw it.

-I think everyone has a movie that they love so much, it actually
becomes stressful to watch it with other people. I'll end up wasting
90 minutes shiftily glancing around to confirm that everyone's
laughing at the right parts, then making sure I laugh just a little
bit harder (and a millisecond earlier) to prove that I'm still the
only one who really, really gets it.

-How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

-I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand than
take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.

- I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear
your computer history if you die.

-The only time I look forward to a red light is when I’m trying to
finish a text.

- A recent study has shown that playing beer pong contributes to the
spread of mono and the flu. Yeah, if you suck at it.

- LOL has gone from meaning, "laugh out loud" to "I have nothing else to say".

- I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.

- Whenever someone says "I'm not book smart, but I'm street smart",
all I hear is "I'm not real smart, but I'm imaginary smart".

- How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod
and smile because you still didn't hear what they said?

- I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars teams up
to prevent a dick from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers!

- Every time I have to spell a word over the phone using 'as in'
examples, I will undoubtedly draw a blank and sound like a complete
idiot. Today I had to spell my boss's last name to an attorney and
said "Yes that's G as in...(10 second lapse)..ummm...Goonies"

-What would happen if I hired two private investigators to follow each other?

- While driving yesterday I saw a banana peel in the road and
instinctively swerved to avoid it...thanks Mario Kart.

- MapQuest really needs to start their directions on #5. Pretty sure I
know how to get out of my neighborhood.

- Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the
person died.

- I find it hard to believe there are actually people who get in the
shower first and THEN turn on the water.

-I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.

- Bad decisions make good stories

-Whenever I'm Facebook stalking someone and I find out that their
profile is public I feel like a kid on Christmas morning who just got
the Red Ryder BB gun that I always wanted. 546 pictures? Don't mind if
I do!

- Is it just me or do high school girls get sluttier & sluttier every year?

-If Carmen San Diego and Waldo ever got together, their offspring
would probably just be completely invisible.

-Why is it that during an ice-breaker, when the whole room has to go
around and say their name and where they are from, I get so incredibly
nervous? Like I know my name, I know where I'm from, this shouldn't be
a problem....

-You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work
when you've made up your mind that you just aren't doing anything
productive for the rest of the day.

-Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after DVDs? I don't
want to have to restart my collection.

-There's no worse feeling than that millisecond you're sure you are
going to die after leaning your chair back a little too far.

- "Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash this ever.

-I hate being the one with the remote in a room full of people
watching TV. There's so much pressure. 'I love this show, but will
they judge me if I keep it on? I bet everyone is wishing we weren't
watching this. It's only a matter of time before they all get up and
leave the room. Will we still be friends after this?'

-I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello?
Dammit!), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and
goes to voicemail. What'd you do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone
and run away?

- I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not
seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.

-When I meet a new girl, I'm terrified of mentioning something she
hasn't already told me but that I have learned from some light
internet stalking.

-I like all of the music in my iTunes, except when it's on shuffle,
then I like about one in every fifteen songs in my iTunes.

-Why is a school zone 20 mph? That seems like the optimal cruising
speed for pedophiles...

- As a driver I hate pedestrians, and as a pedestrian I hate drivers,
but no matter what the mode of transportation, I always hate cyclists.

-Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still
not know what time it is.

-It should probably be called Unplanned Parenthood.

-I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to
answer when they call.

-Even if I knew your social security number, I wouldn't know what do to with it.

-Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car
keys in a pocket, hitting the G-spot, and Pinning the Tail on the
Donkey - but I’d bet my ass everyone can find and push the Snooze
button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time
every time... !!!!!!!!!!

-My 4-year old son asked me in the car the other day "Dad what would
happen if you ran over a ninja?" How the hell do I respond to that?

-It really pisses me off when I want to read a story on and
the link takes me to a video instead of text.

-I wonder if cops ever get pissed off at the fact that everyone they
drive behind obeys the speed limit.

-I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

-I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or
Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lites than Kay.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Hump day....

Well as everybody knows Wed is called hump day.  Depending on where your mind is that can be taken on of two ways.  The way it is meant to be taken is....half way through the week, you have made it over the hump.  Then you have the way most men take it esp married men...."yay its the one day a week I'm gonna get laid" LMAO....or not so LMAO to you Mr.   For me I was not really looking forward to today because that means tomorrow and Friday are fast approaching.  I go to the Dr. both days.  While yes in a way its a good thing because I can maybe find out what's wrong finally, I'm almost scared to know the truth you know?  The only help that I *most of the time* have is leaving in a couple of months, well for who knows how long.  So what am I going to do then?  I'm not supposed to drive long distances, do this or do that.  It's not me that I'm really concerned about its Diem you know?  Anyways enough of that babble that nobody really cares
My awesome friend Sid did some gadget's for me I now have on my page links to Cindi's photography**her link is fixed now,and if you look under children/newborn the baby on the flag is Diem!!**, Jennies bows, and Sids photography (both of them)!  So please check them out!  I wouldn't advertise for anybody that I don't trust.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Happiness is.....(T'giving giveaway) and.....

LOL!!  But on a serious note I want to know what makes each of you happy!!  Then before Thanksgiving I am going to enter you into for a small prize.  The prize will be for one of the two things that makes me happy a JJB or coffee!  Of course those of you that know and love me know how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE JJB (link to the left), if you ever have any questions about JJB please ask me!!  And of course I can show you what bags I do have.  And I don't know how I survive some days without my Starbucks  But what really makes me happy is when I know I have made somebody else happy.  If I know I have put a smile on somebody eles's face or when I would run call's somebody would say thank you.  Or on 911 when somebody would say thank you over and over.  Not because I want the praise.. not at all, but because I know that persons day just got a little better because of me you know?
So for this giveaway leave a comment telling me one or two things that make you happy.  And if you for some reason don't feel comfortable leaving your comment here you can msg me on facebook.  This contest will end the wed before Thanksgiving.
Now and I can't let a Tuesday go past without my NCIS pic of the day...

Monday, November 16, 2009

Not me Monday

I have not bought my daughter more boy toys for Christmas then girl toys, because I wouldn't do that.  Not me

I don't have a rent a penis app out for a couple of penis', esp while Josh is gone.  Not for sex, but for other "guy" stuff.  Because I am woman hear me Rwar.  Not me

I am not scared to death about Friday but totally keeping it to myself (well  But deep down I just wish when I told "somebody" that they (said the amount of iodine ...that I just happen to be allg to, the have to give me could almost kill me they just say that sucks)  would show they at least kinda give a crap and/or ask how I feel.  No not me

Wow that post above was not the most run on sentence in the world!  Because somebody that was in honors English wouldn't do  Nope not her

Sometimes I don't wish my daughter that I love so much didn't have a volume button.  No not me

I don't hate how everybody always says how they love talking to me and catching up, yet I always have to call them first and reach out? Because I didn't do this today.  No not me.

I don't sometimes wonder if guys still find me the least bit attractive, after a conversation with a girlfriend of mine today that has started dating again.  No not me........yeah maybe

I don't sometimes wish I could read peoples minds when they read my blog so I could know that they are answering to these questions.  No not me.

To be or not to

I had a whole post typed out and I delted it like 5 times over.  All I want to say is this.... I have feelings to.  So please stop/don't:
Lie to me
Use me
Laugh at me/behind my back
Be mean to me/Keep being mean to me
Make me cry
Being sneaky
There is more but I can't think of it right now.  And this applies to EVERYBODY, just because I TRY to be happy on the outside  doesn't mean I don't cry inside A LOT.  It hurts to get yelled at for just breathing sometimes.  Or to find out your "friends" are talking about you behind your back, just as quick as they smile to your face.  So I'm going to try to start making as many changes as possible.  If it means turning into a Bitch so be it I guess.  Because for some reason people seem to be nicer to bitches....why is that?  Because apparently *I* am not good enough, the way I am???  I'm a bit confused......

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Sure Fire ways to drive any woman wild!!

5 Sexual Techniques to Make Her Wild with Desire

I can tell you guys that there are certain things you can do to make your wife, girlfriend, pick of the week, etc, Lol,  swoon. They are not difficult, anyone can do them and they are some of the sexiest things I can think of, and I have quite the imagination.  I actually got this from a friend, but it's awesome!! Lol

So. Are you ready? Are you all that is man?
Wipe that drop of drool from the corner of your mouth and read on...

Technique #1 : Wet Hands
Yep, it is the wet hands technique. Certainly one of the most popular among most women polled for this article. So simple. So exciting. You will leave her breathless.
* Fill the kitchen sink up with hot water and add a few drops of a scented dish liquid. Not too many, you don't want it to be harsh. There are many very nice scents out now, from vanilla and lavender to grapefruit. It is completely up to you.
* With a soft cloth in your hands plunge your hands into the water and get the cloth very wet.
* Now, moving slowly and gently place a dish in the water and rub the cloth across the surface of it..over and over again.
* Place the dish in clean rinse water and repeat until she is moaning with pleasure.

Technique #2: Vibrate Me Baby
This technique utilizes what many women think of as toys. It is a little more difficult and takes a little more muscle. Extra credit on this one if you wear a black "wife beater" shirt at the same time. Are you man enough?
* Carefully pull the vacuum out of where it has been stored. You know you want to.
* Plug it in and push all the right buttons.
* Slowly move back and forth and back
and forth across the carpet, you will know when to move to a new spot.
* Move to the next spot and repeat as long as it takes to get results.

Technique #3 : The Wet T Shirt Game
This game is pretty easy, although you will have to think quickly while in the midst of gettin' your game on. If you can handle the amount of agitation and vibration in the first few minutes you will be o.k. Until the end.
* You will need two I did not say poles, I said piles.
* Put everything white and light colored in one and everything dark
colored in the other.
* Fill the washing machine with warm water and laundry soap (this is imperative.use the amount suggested by the manufacturer) .
* Add the light pile.. Close the lid.
* Write her a love letter about how great her eyes are while you are waiting for it to finish
* Repeat with the dark colors except use cold water.
* Quick note: If your wife is screaming "Yes! Yes! Yes!" Don't stop what you are doing..that is called domesticus interruptus and it really is frustrating for women.

Technique #4: What Goes Up Must Come Down
This is best used as a quickie, whether in the middle of the night or during a chaotic afternoon. She can't say no to this.
* When you put the toilet seat up..put it back down.
* Every time.
I know.I know.. You almost can't take any more verbal titillation. . Good thing this is a short list. This last one is amazing. It is incredible. It definitely saves the best for last.

Technique #5: Tonight It's Oral Gratification
This will take some time to master. Work on it while using other techniques several times a week and then just expose your big secret to her when she least
expects it. If you all ready know this technique you should be using it to it's full potential by adding to your repertoire of tricks.
* Learn to cook a whole meal.
* When she has had a particularly rough day run her a bath, preferably aromatic with LUSH bath stuff.
* While she is bathing fix your incredible dinner (hot dogs and popcorn does not count)
* While she is still relaxed from the bath and satiated with dinner proceed to technique #1.

You don't have to thank me no..really.

Good luck guys.  Let me know how it turns out ;)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

A few of my favorite movie quotes

I'm sticking to one character for this post, but when asking for ideas for today's blog a friend suggested movie quotes.  So here are a few of my favorite by my favorite

"Call the Po Po Ho"
"Yea but if the gotters get me I'm gonna get my glock."
"Cook a big pot of grits, bring him into the kitchen, then toss the grits on him. Then after you toss them, swat him with a frying pan. You gotta get you a good balanced weight, toss and swat, toss and swat, Venus and Serena, that's called grit ball."
"Girl, I will set it off up in here. I will do a drive-by in this church. She don't know me. You better be glad you at church. Jesus just saved your life, Hallelu-yer!"
"I'm Madea! Ma to the damn D-E-A!"
"God don't like you... He grew you in a petri dish! "

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Thank you

To all the Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, Coasties, and Airmen past, present, and future.  For everything you have done to protect our country.  And thank you to those who serve in the silent ranks at home.  What some call the hardest job in the Military.  So regardless of what you did or do Thank you and God Bless. 

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

My head

I have had a migirane for going on 8 days now.  The new meds help for a couple of hours then its right back.  So I'm going to the Neuro tomorrow, maybe she will cut my head off??   Anyways just to make us all smile for the day :

Monday, November 9, 2009

Not me Monday...

I didn't wake up this morning with yet another migraine and immediately start to cry.  Because big girls don't cry.  Not me

I didn't get in the shower and wash my hair just to have it come out by the hand this rate I will by bald before summer, but hey at least I will be cool...LOL.  But that didn't make me keep crying.  Not me

I didn't get my hopes up ...again that Josh would call me with wonderful news about some mircale orders.  Just to be let down, because I'm a Navy wife and we don't get let down.  Not us

I didn't laugh at my daughter today when she walked up to me with one green shoe and one pink shoe and said lets go!  Not me

I was not stoked to find Disney p.j's for $5 shipped today!  So I got Diem Tinkerbell ones!!  Well not me...LOL

I don't wish my husband would just TALK to me about our future..hell talk period, sometime's I wonder if he even wants one.  I have never wondered if he dreams of a magical live without me.  No not me.

I never wonder if I am just the most unloveable person in the not me.

I never just want to take a certain "family" member and just ask "WTF"??!?!!!!? ....nope not me

I don't FEEL more cared about by strangers sometimes, then by the people  that are supposed to care about me not me

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Why do what I do....and why I LOVE it!!

911 Dispatchers
A TRIBUTE TO DISPATCHERS By Chief Thomas Wagoner, Loveland Co. PD Someone once asked me if I thought that answering telephones for a living was a profession. I said, "I thought it was a calling."And so is dispatching. I have found in my law enforcement career that dispatchers are the unsung heroes of public safety. ...They miss the excitement of riding in a speeding car with lights flashing and sirens wailing. They can only hear of the bright orange flames leaping from a burning building. They do not get to see the joy on the face of worried parents as they see their child begin breathing on its own, after it has been given CPR. Dispatchers sit in darkened rooms looking at computer screens and talking to voices from faces they never see. It's like reading a lot of books, but only half of each one. Dispatchers connect the anxious conversations of terrified victims, angry informants, suicidal citizens and grouchy officers. They are the calming influence of all of them - the quiet, competent voices in the night that provide the pillars for the bridges of sanity and safety. They are expected to gather information from highly agitated people who can't remember where they live, what their name is, or what they just saw. And then, they are to calmly provide all that information to the officers, firefighters, or paramedics without error the first time and every time. Dispatchers are expected to be able to do five things at once - and do them well. While questioning a frantic caller, they must type the information into a computer, tip off another dispatcher, put another caller on hold, and listen to an officer run a plate for a parking problem. To miss the plate numbers is to raise the officer's ire; to miss the caller's information may be to endanger the same officer's life. But, the officer will never understand that. Dispatchers have two constant companions, other dispatchers and stress. They depend on one, and try to ignore the other. They are chastened by upset callers, taken for granted by the public, and criticized by the officers. The rewards they get are inexpensive and infrequent, except for the satisfaction they feel at the end of a shift, having done what they were expected to do. Dispatchers come in all shapes and sizes, all races, both sexes, and all ages. They are blondes, and brunettes, and redheads. They are quiet and outgoing, single, or married, plain, beautiful, or handsome. No two are alike, yet they are all the same. They are people who were selected in a difficult hiring process to do an impossible job. They are as different as snowflakes, but they have one thing in common. They care about people and they enjoy being the lifeline of society - that steady voice in a storm - the one who knows how to handle every emergency and does it with style and grace; and, uncompromised competence. Dispatchers play many roles; therapist, doctor, lawyer, teacher, weatherman, guidance counselor, psychologist, priest, secretary, supervisor, politician, and reporter. And few people must jump through the emotional hoops on the trip through the joy of one callers birthday party, to the fear of another callers burglary in progress, to the anger of a neighbor blocked in their drive, and back to the birthday callers all in a two minute time frame. The emotional roller coaster rolls to a stop after an 8 or 10 hour shift, and they are expected to walk down to their car with steady feet and no queasiness in their stomach - because they are dispatchers. If they hold it in, they are too closed. If they talk about it, they are a whiner. If it bothers them, it adds more stress. If it doesn't, they question themselves, wondering why. Dispatchers are expected to have: -the compassion of Mother Theresa; -the wisdom of Solomon; -the interviewing skills of Oprah Winfrey; -the gentleness of Florence Nightingale; -the patience of Job; -the voice of Barbara Streisand; -the knowledge of Einstein; -the answers of Ann Landers; -the humor of David Letterman; -the investigative skills of Sgt. Joe Friday; -the looks of Melanie Griffith or Don Johnson; -the faith of Billy Graham; -the energy of Charo; -and the endurance of the Energizer Bunny. Is it any wonder that many drop out during training? It is a unique and talented person who can do this job and do it well. And, it is fitting and proper that we take a few minutes or hours this week to honor you for the job that each of you do. That recognition is overdue and it is insufficient. But, it is sincere. I have tried to do your job, and I have failed. It takes a special person with unique skills. I admire you and I thank you for the thankless job you do. You are heroes, and I am proud to work with you. I am the voice that calms the mother into breathing life back into her infant son. I am the invisible hand that holds and comforts the elderly man who woke up this morning to find his wife of 50 years has passed away during the night. I am the friend who talks the disgruntled teenager out of ending her own life. I sent help when you had your first automobile accident. I am the one who tries to obtain the information from callers to ensure that the scene is safe for those I dispatch to emergencies - all the while anticipating the worst and hoping for the best. I am the psychologist who readily adapts my language and tone of voice to serve the needs of my callers with compassion and understanding. I am the ears that listen to the needs of all those I serve. I have heard the screams of faceless people I never will meet nor forget. I have cried at the atrocities of mankind and rejoiced at the miracles of life. I was there, though unseen by my comrades in the field during the most trying emergencies. I have tried to visualize the scene to coincide with the voices I heard. I usually am not privy to the outcome of a call, and so I wonder... I am the one who works weekends, strange shifts and holidays. Children do not say they want my job when they grow up. Yet, I am at this vocation by choice. Those I help do not call back to say thank you. Still there is comfort in the challenge, integrity, and purpose of my employment. I am thankful to provide such a meaningful service. I am a mother, father, sister, brother, son or daughter. I am where you need me and still here when you don't. My office is never empty, and the work here is never done. I am always on call. The training is strenuous, demanding and endless. No two days at work are ever the same. Who am I? I am an Emergency 9-1-1 Dispatch

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Friends v. Family

Lazy days arn't always a good thing...they give you to much time to think.  And I have been doing a lot of thinking lately about friends and family.  Now by family I'm not talking about my parents or my mil/fil.  I'm talking about the rest of them, and by friends well that's pretty self explanatory.  And sometimes they can be one in the same, but often they are not.  If anything it's your friends that act more like your family then vice/versa.  Espically when your family has double standards.
Now moving onto friends...sometimes you wonder about them to, but what I wonder the most about them is are some of them friends out of obligation?  Like are they just being nice?  Send you a comment here and there on facebook, but deep down praying that you never really need them, text them, or email them? 
But the funniest thing about family and friends is when you do something wrong or you don't tell them the gossip, they are the first ones wanting to know "why didn't you call me"?  Or when you try to right a wrong they give you some half ass reason why they "don't like you", but come to find out, its been ok all along for them to be doing the same exact thing!  Gotta love it!
So to all of my REAL friends and family (some of them are one in the same) I want to say thank you!  I love ya'll!! 

Friday, November 6, 2009

RAK Contest.....

A mom on another board I'm on is doing this and I think its a great idea!  The "prize" will vary depending on if the winner is a female or 

**I have decided to make this a WEEK long contest so that being said you can choose to do either 5 of the things below or 3 below and 2 of your own.  Either way PLEASE let me know if your are participating!!  The contest will end Nov.14th! Thanks**

WHAT'S 'RAK' : Random Acts of Kindness

Very simple :
1) Complete every 'RAK' task below.
2) As you do them, please come here and tell us the story.
3) The first person to complete all the tasks will get a little RAK of their own in the mail. (I'll announce the winner and ask them to pm me their address)

TO MAKE MY JOB EASIER : when you complete another RAK, please keep track as a comment on THIS blog post (as on tally) BUT when your done with them all, it is still your responsibility to let me know! 

1) Smile at a stranger (preferably someone who looks like they need it)
2) Buy a coffee (or other beverage, or sandwich, or donut, or whatever) for the person behind you in a fast-food restaurant line (my personal favorite is to do it in a drive-through!)
3) Pay for someone’s parking (if you walk by a parking meter that’s out of time, for example!)
4) Send a pizza to a hospital nursing station/police station/fire station
5) Let a car into traffic ahead of you
6) Mow your neighbor’s lawn while you are doing your own (or if you are a fellow Canadian shovel your neighbor’s driveway or walk-way!)-IF you can't do this you can take your neighbor a baked good or write them a nice note!
7) Send a handwritten letter to your best friend (or a family member) telling them how much they are appreciated.
8 ) Leave a generous tip and write a THANK YOU on your receipt
9) Give your spouse a back or foot rub
10) Next time you receive good service, call the company to let them know (or fill out a comment card)
11) Do a chore for someone (their laundry, vacuum their floor…etc!)
12) Offer to babysit for a friend who needs a night away from the kids
13) Make a charitable donation (any amount, any charity) – no need to post the amount here…
14) Pick up litter on the street (or park)
15) Help a stranger carry groceries or other bags to their car
16) Make your family (or just your spouse) breakfast in bed
17) Tell a mother in your life what your admire about her mothering
18) Call up a family member you haven’t spoken to in years (or in weeks :D ) and catch up
19) Buy a hot beverage or meal for a street person

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Believe it or not.....

TODAY I'M.......

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Things people should be smacked

So here is my list of why I think some people deserve to be smacked.  Feel free to add some things I may have forgotten.
~Conspiracy to be a Bitch-NCIS
~Back stabbing
~Double standards
~Leaving their signal on once they get over
~Driving the speed limit on the nose
~Hurting your feelings just because they can
~Being perfect
~Ignoring you
~Going back on their word/breaking promises...on purpose
~Lack of respect
~Letting their kids wear heelys in a crowded store
~Talking behind your back
~Picking their nose while driving...yuck
~Not wiping their kids faces after their noses have been running
~Not wiping their kids faces period
~Not supporting their children
~Parking their carts in the middle of the isle at the grocery store

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

What I love about Tuesdays...

 Well its usually Tequilla Tuesday, but I'm having  Goldschlager instead...LOL and maybe a glass or two of wine to.  And the BEST thing about Tuesdays...NCIS I mean common how much more eye candy could one woman ask for??  Now if one of them :cough: Mark Harmon :cough: could just come and arrest me and take me away from this drama for a while, all would be right with the world! LOL  Common ya'll know I have a point!  :o)  So for your viewing pleasure:

For a second on a serious note. As ya'll know I have a lot on my mind.  What irritates me the most about all the crap that's going on is that people won't talk to ME about it.   Some of the people doing it...I'm not surprised,  it's par for the course.  But some of them it really hurts.  I would say I wish dh would talk to me, but yeah well maybe one day before...well anyways.  I don't want to go there anymore right now.  I WILL say that I would appreciate talking TO me please..thank you. 

Monday, November 2, 2009

Not me monday...

I totally did NOT let Diem have junk food all day on Saturday, because I wouldn't do that...not me.  Even though it was my Birthday and we were running around like crazy, she normally doesn't eat "junk" more then for dessert at dinner so she was VERY happy! LOL

I did NOT float like I was on cloud nine every time a bunch of teenagers and grown men (and football loving women) would fall all over my daughter in her costume.   Not just because she was my daughter, but because she was different.  She was not in the typical costume we could go get, and I was proud of that....because I am NOT creative! LOL and thank God for a MIL that can sew, ebay, and awesome Pink Ladys!!

I do NOT think it s the funniest thing that Diem will now make you ask her "Why not?"....just so that she can tell you..."because I said"...LMAO!!

I do NOT really miss *me* the person everybody needed, loved, etc.  I wish I could find her again.  Oh and the pretty  I have all these messengers yadda yadda and sometimes I'm like ding damnit!! HAHA used to be they would ding and I was like, I do NOT have time for this!

I do NOT miss my GBFF'S .  I'm not really sure what happened there guess the "luv" is gone.  But ya'll are reading, don't have to come back because I don't miss ya'll....haha.

WOW...I do NOT sound pathetic!

Trick or Treat...

Saturday was a nice day, we wanted to take Diem to the zoo but when we got there NPD was standing at the entrance because the lot was full.  So I asked if there was other parking, well the assclown ofc goes "lot closed"...WOW I'm glad none of our guys are like that!!  So we went and saw Cindi for a few minutes and then off to Target.  Everybody though Diem was adorable!  We decided to do trick or treating after all (my B-day so that's what I wanted to do), and we went to Karen and Davids house.  People loved her costume and she was not scared of a thing!
So we went to the Zoo today (Sunday) and Diem once again got a lot of complements on her costume and got candy.  She didn't win the contest though, I think she and the Pope got screwed!  The kids that won were generic, but oh well.
As for my actual Birthday itself Josh got me a JJB cake made in my fav print Groovy Garden!!  If ya'll don't know what JJB is then just click on the icon!!  And Missie send me a box from Denmark with goodies in it (some not so "good"  But overall it was a nice/fun day!   Now...for not me Monday!!! Yay!! LOL  G'night all!