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

Thursday, April 30, 2009

CDC Swine Flu update

Just click on the link...

Okay, so I have not added any new pictures lately ..

Relax, Serena & Jack will be here today and I will be

posting pictures SOON !!!

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Here is a picture of Marc taken in 1992

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My legs and feet are still very swollen.

This crappy weather better leave SOON !

I am not happy and in pain 24 /7 AGAIN

When does this crap end ??


Another break in here in the sub division.

Sounds like kids again.

Don't the parents wonder where these kids get the stuff

they are bringing home ? Or where they are getting the

"extra" money.


I can tell warm weather is moving in

fast. Smokey is being a major pain in the

ass. (From now on he will be called PITA).

Yesterday I needed to run some errands, and since

the dogs have an air conditioned condo I wanted them

outside while I ws gone . Foster and Buddy went

willingly.. PITA is another story.

Got 3 peanut butter cookies, headed for the back door , saying


that usually works ..


As I said Foster & Buddy were out the door and Smokey

is laying on the dining room floor - groaning .


I get the string ( leash) and wrap it around his neck- he is

still not moving. So I hook the leash onto the clip on the

collar and he refuses to get up.

DAMN-- I start to pull him ,

and this is rougher on me than it is on him..

He shakes his head, wolf howls and slips the collar.


Put the collar back on , try to pull him AGAIN.. He slips the

collar , gets up and heads for the puppy room.


S-O-B- I'm gonna kil him.

Go to put the collar back on him and he starts

snarling and howling .

BULL SHIT !! I'll kill YOU if you even

think about biting me !!


I grab him by the collar and start to walk and he

sits down! WTF -- This time I lean over, get face to

face with him and tell him

You can get the hell out or you can get a new home


He gets up and starts a s l o w walk

to the dining room, where he sits down again.

Can you hear me screaming ?!?!?!?!

The scream must have gotten thru to him, he get up

and goes to the living room.

Okay another 18 feet and he will be at the back door .

OH NO !!


Here we go with the leash again. This time I finally get him

out the back door and SLAM IT !!!

Tell me again why we have 3 dogs ??

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Where is my dog and what is this beast that replaced him ??

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Wooster House

Someday things go better than others
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It is official
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The Wooster house has new occupants.
They will be moving in June 1st
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Now we just keep our fingers crossedthat they will be
as good as the last ones .
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Tomorrow I will post a couple of pictures of the house .

Friday, April 24, 2009

For the Mothers

Get some Kleenex!! I had tears running down my cheeks!

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She's the whisper of the leaves as you walk down the street.
She's the smell of certain foods you remember, flowers you pick
and perfume that she wore.
She's the cool hand on your brow when you're not feeling well,
she's your breath in the air on a cold winter's day.
She is the sound of the rain that lulls you to sleep, the colors of
a rainbow, she is Christmas morning.
Your Mother lives inside your laughter.
And she's crystallized in
every tear drop.
A mother shows every emotion ..........
happiness, sadness, fear, jealousy, love, hate, anger,
helplessness, excitement, joy, sorrow.....
and all the while, hoping and praying you will only
know the good feelings in life.
She's the place you came from, your first home, and she's
the map you follow with every step you take.
She's your first love, your first friend, even your first enemy,
but nothing on earth can separate you.
Not time, not space.......
not even death!
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I don't know who wrote it , but I think you should
pass it along ...

Thursday, April 23, 2009

April 23

Happy Birthday MarcYES, I will publish this picture every year .
Did you throw a penny at Serena ???
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We miss you and love you.
If love alone could have kept you alive,
you would still be with us .
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You are in BIG trouble ....

Happy Earth Day

Have taken over, everyone has a pile of old VHS tapes
gathering dust.
To keep them out of landfills, drop them in the mail to
Alternative Community Training, a nonprofit Missouri
company that
provides jobs to people with disabilities.
Workers erase the tapes, reselling the ones that are in
good shape and recycling the plastic parts of the rest.
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They’ve recycled more than 1 million tapes so far.
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Mail the tapes (at the cheaper USPS media mail rate) to:
Columbia, MO 65202

Saturday, April 18, 2009

What we did Friday

We went to Idabel, Oklahoma.
But wait , there is more
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We went there to get an auger for the
tractor . Tom needs to put up gates and
fences since we are losing our renter at Wooster.
Whoever moves in next , rents the HOUSE only.

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I don't think we will ever be fortunate enough to
find a new renter that will care for the place
the way the the Altis' did.
Our loss
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Oh wait , I am drifting
So we drove to Idabel , loaded up the new auger and headed back..
During the ride down, I saw something that most of
you will never have the chance to see.

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Tom called it an artificial tree, I think it is
rural folk art


You be the judge...

Let me detail this for you. It is a 6foot tall 2x4
mounted on a front porch

The white things are gallon milk jugs, that are tied to the post


Sooo, is it an artificial tree or folk art ???

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

School Photos

Well they are finally here..
Master Jack Hester
The most photogenic boy in class
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When Jack saw the camera he did this pose and said
"I'm Dash"

( for those that are not up on kids movies--
that is a character from the Incredibles,
and he is the fastest runner in the world )

Sunday, April 12, 2009


Now if I could just remember where I hid those eggs !!!!


I'm to sexy for my glasses*************************

Okay -- so the events are not in the right order ..

Deal With it

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Jack and Ian


maybe these are space monkies???

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Johnson Space Center.

Can you say

"Houston , we have a problem" ???

We took the tour and saw the actual command center.

Very interesting , very historical !!!


Inside the space center ..

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Another pic from the pottery shop..

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Boy I wish she would hurry up

Boy , I really wish she would hurry up....

Saturday, April 11, 2009

A day on the trampoline
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Serena, Jack & Ian
Why do the big kids get to jump
and Jack has to sit ???
Not Fair !!!
You better remember the rule
Your Safety is our first concern..
Yeah right
ah hah !!! She 's down
Now I'll get her ..
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NO NO Ian-- I got her -- don't
jump on her !!!


Thursday, April 09, 2009

One day we went to a
Paint your own " pottery place"
I can see how this could be an
addicting habit.
I can't wait to see what the pieces look
like after they are fired..
As far as the actual place went -- the
were very distracted with a party they
had going on.. Soooo one of my pieces will
be a dark teal trivet - since I was not told
"You cannot
put light colors on top of dark colors..
Next time I will know
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Jack & Ian working on their pieces.
Jack chose an egg and Ian chose a frog.


Ian imitating his frog !!!
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The frog really is green- it will be darker
after it is fired .

Jack making silly face


Jack was fascinated with a school bus on the shelf

More later

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

I am back from Texas-- Flew into Memphis because
Little Rock flights just were not working out !!
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Of course it is going to rain-- just for ME !!!
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It was a good visit (as usual, and this time there
was a bonus-- Marc's son, Ian was there for a visit,
during his spring break.) Ian is a typical 9 year old
that needs 20 min to tell you a 45 second story, and at
the end of the 2o min you still don't know
what the hell the whole
thing was about .
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I am really to tired to mess with the pictures,
sorting , posting etc, so these will
have to do until I find some more energy
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Ian and Jack watching videos of themselves...
Jack taking care of business

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More later