Monday, June 27, 2011

Website of the Week

A great website for when you need a good laugh!

Damn You Auto Correct

Friday, June 24, 2011

YIPPEE

It is official...our last payment has been made on the house!

I can only do a mini happy dance as it could not have happened at a better time considering my work income has been in free fall mode over the last six months. ((sigh)) How come we can never get ahead?

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Change Your Thinking

It will take just 37 seconds to read this and change your thinking..

Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room.

One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs. His bed was next to the room's only window.

The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back. The men talked for hours on end.

They spoke of their wives and families, their homes, their jobs, their involvement in the military service, where they had been on vacation..

Every afternoon, when the man in the bed by the window could sit up, he would pass the time by describing to his roommate all the things he could see outside the window.

The man in the other bed began to live for those one hour periods where his world would be broadened and enlivened by all the activity and colour of the world outside.

The window overlooked a park with a lovely lake, ducks and swans played on the water while children sailed their model boats. Young lovers walked arm in arm amidst flowers of every colour and a fine view of the city skyline could be seen in the distance. As the man by the window described all this in exquisite details, the man on the other side of the room would close his eyes and imagine this picturesque scene.

One warm afternoon, the man by the window described a parade passing by. Although the other man could not hear the band - he could see it in his mind's eye as the gentleman by the window portrayed it with descriptive words.

Days, weeks and months passed.

One morning, the day nurse arrived to bring water for their baths only to find the lifeless body of the man by the window, who had died peacefully in his sleep. She was saddened and called the hospital attendants to take the body away.

As soon as it seemed appropriate, the other man asked if he could be moved next to the window. The nurse was happy to make the switch, and after making sure he was comfortable, she left him alone.

Slowly, painfully, he propped himself up on one elbow to take his first look at the real world outside. He strained to slowly turn to look out the window besides the bed. It faced a blank wall..

The man asked the nurse what could have compelled his deceased roommate who had described such wonderful things outside this window. The nurse responded that the man was blind and could not even see the wall. She said, 'Perhaps he just wanted to encourage you.'

Epilogue: There is tremendous happiness in making others happy, despite our own situations.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Website of the week

My website for this week... Private Islands for Sale

Oh how I wish someone would gift me the money for one.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Schools

Well the craziness is starting again.

We are looking at school options AGAIN!! We might end up with an online school option. My poor child. Why can't life be easy for one who is so precious to me.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Island needed

Sometimes I think that we just need a small island to live on...no phones, no cars, no idiots allowed.

I find that as I get older I am becoming more antisocial and antipeople. I am not sure if it is because I work from home or just find that I don't care about some members of humanity. They don't act humane towards others. There are no longer any common acts of being polite.

I see the way some of my husband's "co-workers" treat him and it just makes my blood boil. They don't have a clue. They have such small town mentality that they just DONT GET IT!! This is a man who has a MASTERS DEGREE in his chosen profession. He has traveled the world and met some AMAZING people. He used to LOVE it. Then there are those others who just got into the business because of a family member. They don't GIVE A DAMN about the work...they just want the money. Some people who I viewed as somewhat decent are just like all the rest. No wonder he is now cynical. If I had to work in that environment Lord only knows what I would do.

I speak my mind now and some people don't like that. Well too FRICKEN bad. My life is short, I am not going to make nice anymore. You treat me and mine with respect and decency and I wll do the same.

Time to check out real estate listings for that northern island. Anyone know of one cheap..let me know! :-)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

WOTW

Ok..I am going to get back into blogging.

New website of the week:

Finally Mia

Following my friend Carla's sister Krista as she FINALLY gets to go to China and pick up the baby girl she has waited 5 years for!

Tune time

Take care of you. Other tunes to enjoy.

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