As Time Goes By.....

A little bit about EVERYTHING.. Family , friends , life, death,rants and raves. Just a place for me to get it all out of my system..

Location: Arkansas, United States

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Make a Wish

All this started out of boredom-- I was looking for
something to do..
Tom goes to the farm on the weekends and it is not something
I want to do every week. A woman can only make so
many bracelets then that gets to be boring and
I have only 2 arms .. So it was time to find something else to do.
I started looking a different groups , and
after much reading and internet surfing , I thought
I would try Make A Wish. A great organization
for children with life threatening illnesses.
I filled out the paper work and submitted my info..
My 1st volunteer experience was on Oct 6th
at McCain Mall.. There was a talent show and 13
of us showed up to help process forms, take pictures.
What ever needed to be done. I told them that
Serena & Jack were visiting and I needed to be out of there
by NOON- there was no problem with that.
This is a good thing because my family will always
come first.
Then on October 20th - I attended the training
to be a Wish Granter. I think I am going to like this .
Sure there is leg work , paper work and other things that go
along, but it is nice to do something for somebody.
On Oct 24- I was given my first assignment !!!
Once everything is set and done then I will tell you
more .. Lets just say-- I am glad I signed
on with Make A Wish.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


I 've never met a goat before ,
I think this one likes me !!!

He makes funny noises !!!

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This one REALLY likes my Dad

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The zoo has really BIG TREES !!!!


I know what this is and I can

talk just like an elephant.


I'm not afraid of any

swamp creatures , I'm

from Florida ya know .

Me and my Dad
at the zoo

October 23,2007

Me and my Mom
at the same zoo on
the same day


Jack at the zoo


No more pictures-- I need to check out

all of the animals. You know Grandma & Pa

will have a lot of questions I will have to answer.


Another fun part of the zoo !!!

The End

Friday, October 12, 2007

October 2007

I am a big guy now .. I can sit at the table and

NOT use a baby chair !


My Grandpa and me play a game I call

"Ding Ding Ding "

I back up to "Pa" --

(that is his new name-I gave it to him)

and I say "ding ding ding"
and Pa picks me up and swings me like

a bell!!

This is the best game ever !!!


This is me and two of Grandma & Pa's pup pups.

The yellow one is Foster

and the black one is Buddy.
Smokey must have been sleeping


Yes, it is that time of year again ..

The weather is FINALLY cooling down,

but not on the day we went to th Pumpkin Patch.


How Tall this Fall



How tall this Fall 2007

Oct 6,2007


We got here early this year,

there are still a lot of GOOD PUMPKINS

Can you believe they just leave all of

these laying out in the yard ?

More later...

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Day 3 on meds ....

I am on day 3 of the meds.. still feel like crap - and have now found some
other things that are annoying the crap out of me ..
I feel like I have a small water balloon in my chest,
when I roll over - it makes me cough ,
which makes me get out of bed -- you get the picture ..
PLUS , now I have developed some kind of animal concert
in my nose when I am trying to sleep--
At any given time , you might hear , a sea gull ,
a piglet or a goose and I think I sometimes
hear something whistling --
and none of these are musical enough to let me sleep..
So I am sloshing and making weird noises..
I am ready for this crap tp be G O N E ..
The inside of my nose feels like it is on fire ..
My throat feels like somebody has been rubbing it with sandpaper
aaarrgghhhhhhhhhh- hacking , coughing, going back to bed ..
BUT !!!!
First let me tell you about the ongoing TV adventure
Yes , they had to take it in to repair it --ON WaRRANTY
that was last week.. I called on Tuesday -
they were supposed to call me and let me know what was going on.
(They Did Not Call- SURPRISE(
I called them yesterday and was told that is was done,
okay, when will I get it back. Well that is not my department,
and the guy taking care of it is out.
I leave my name, number and receipt number.
Did anybody call me ??
So today I call 2 times and get the same crap.
When Tom gets home , I asked him to call,
they tell him the computer is down and they don't know nuthin'
As you can tell, I must be feeling better , because I think
they by tomorrow I will be ready to
growl and snarl at somebody..

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

11 months and 1 week

That is how old our Sharp tv is -- the one that was working
fine and then the picture went down to the
size of a pin head..
Fortunately - we found the receipt.. then the
journey into the forbidden land of "WARRANTY"..
First you get to TRY to talk to somebody at Circuit City--
instead you spend 10 min pushing buttons that
will get you cut off.
Call back again - try a different set of buttons-
get cut off AGAIN-- 3rd time , I pressed all
of the WRONG buttons and got to
speak to a young man named Marc.
He gives me a call record number and tries
to switch me over to SHARP-- Sharp cuts me off.
Fortunately Marc had given me the 800# for Sharp
before we ended our conversation..
Same crap-- push a button and wait until
the recording goes thru about 8 options-
You cannot push option 2 until all options are heard..
Finally get to the warranty department..
Get yet another recording that tells me that
reps are busy and my approximate wait time is
going to be 26 min.
I'll call back later
Later I called back and this time it took approx. 12 min
to get thru-- only to be given a REF# and the phone
number of a warranty service center in my area..
This morning I call the warranty place at 8:30 and
a live person informs me that they do not open til 9am.
Why did she answer the phone???
So I leave my name and number -- only to not have
my call returned.. I call them back at 10:15-- Now the
warranty guy will be out Thur-- between 11am & 2pm..
Not thrilled but it was better than the original
between 11 &4..
That WAS NOT going to happen..
Then they call back and change my time from
9am - 11am --
MUCH better..
Now if they will just fix this or give me a new TV --
either one -- I don't care..A warranty is a good thing--