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Blonde, Senior Moment or Lack of Oxygen to the Brain!?

I figure if anyone is following
and reading my blog they
probably figure I am one
big flake! I once had a
man I worked for tell me
that people would not
know the crazy things
I do if I did not come in
work and tell it. I
proceeded to tell him
that I get such a laugh
out of things that happen
to me that I want to share
to make others laugh.

Things like forgetting

where you park, taking
the bus when your car
is downtown, going the
wrong way on a one way
street…..things like that.
But usually they result in
something funny, so I share.

Friday was one of those

days for me. First off, I
forgot my keyed badge
that gets me into the
building. It gets me in
the front door and then
again through two more
doors before I get to my
office. I stopped off at
the guard’s desk and
got a visitor badge to
show I was suppose to
be in the bldg., but they
are keyed. So of course
I had to borrow someone
else’s badge every time
I had to go to the restroom
or to lunch.

The day seemed to go

more down hill after t…

Play - Hello Dolly

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Last night my niece and I attended
her school's play of Hello Dolly.


Once again, I was amazed an so entertained. The drama school at DCA is packed full of some of the most talented kids I have ever seen.

The teachers are so fantastic and it is a given that they are so well liked by the students. They do an awesome job.
The night started with the two teachers
thanking the crowd for being there and
for introducing the up coming play.
The painted background was so nicely
done. I believe it was painted by
students and parents of the students.

There were several scene changes. The
park like backgroud, the store, the
restaurant, hat store and others. The
crew that worked at doing that were on
their toes, fast, and did a great job.

The actors and actresses were fantastic.
Not a word was forgotten and these kids
breezed right through the 2.5 hour show.
It was a really nice night out with Holly,
who by the way is in the 8th grade ( I earlier
said she was in the 7th). Some of her friends
sat with us also.

I have to…

My Honor

On April 25th, 2009, I will
have my first showing for my
art work. My paintings will be
displayed for viewing and sale
that night. I am very excited for
this chance to show my oil
paintings.

The Gallery of a Mad House Wife
in Watertown TN. is where I will
be showing. Check it out at
www.galleryofthemadhousewife.com .
They feature two local artist on
one night a month.

I have recently been in
contact via email with
the young gentleman that
I will be sharing that night
with. He is in the service,
has been for five years. He
has served two tours so
far with another one on
horizon. He is 24 years
of age with a wife and a
baby less then a year old.
Bless this young man and
his family for loaning him
to us.

Trevor will be doing a
patriotic theme, showing
photo’s that he took in Iraq .
Check out his site at
www.elliottgallery.net .

I am excited over my first
showing and I am so honored
to be sharing it with this
young man. Please keep
him and all of our service
men and women in your
prayers.

Thank you.
Pam

I Don't Speak ENGLISH

In my office we have lots
of laughs in passing on
daily basis.
There are always one
liner’s that probably
would not mean a thing
to any of you but they fit
a moment or time there in
the office and they become
a motto, or ism.

Just last week we had one
that became a joke for the
day. While answering our
1-800 line, I heard Cindy
tell someone on the other
end, that she did not speak
English! Now, Cindy speaks
it just fine. But she was
having an off day and he
person on the other end
of the line was speaking
Spanish to her, in that
off moment she slipped in
what she was going to say
(English) and said the
wrong thing. What got me
so tickled was that after
answering the phone,
announcing the business
name, I heard that remark,
but she never faltered or said
that she meant Spanish…she
just kept right on talking.
I heard her hang up the
phone and I asked her if
I had heard what I heard
and she busted out laughing.
That became the joke for the
day. So when asked a question
you did not care to reply to,
you said “I don’t speak Engl…

Sleep Apnea/Migraines/Health

On a serious note, do you
realize just how important
sleep is to your body. I have
found this out, might I add,
the hard way.

I suffer from sleep apnea. It
was discovered that I had this
sleep issue in Oct. of 2005. It
was a blow to me because not
only was I told this, I was told
that I had to sleep on a machine
that would pump air into my
nose at night to keep me breathing.

For those of you who know
nothing about sleep apnea
let me enlighten you a bit.
There are 3 kinds of sleep
apnea. Obstructive, Central,
or a combo of both. Mine is
obstructive sleep apnea and
that is the most common type.
With obstructive sleep apnea it
most often means that the
airway has collapsed or is
blocked during sleep. The
blockage may cause shallow
breathing or breathing pauses.
Here is my history. I had
headaches, daily. They ranged
on a scale of 1-10, most times
on the lower end of that scale,
dull, nagging, but none the same,
still there. Then on other days,
they would fall in the center of
the scale. Once a month or so
I would have tha…

Girls Night Out

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Every so often, maybe once or twice a year my niece, Holly, and I do a girls night out. We have done movies, Hauntings at The Hermitage for Halloween but our favorite thing to do is to attend a play put on by the drama class where Holly goes to school.
The first year I was to attend I was sick but it was one I really wanted to see, my fav, "The Wizard of Oz". My Mom went with Holly then. The next year, Holly and I attended the performance of "The Beauty and the Beast" and last year we saw, "Thoroughly Modern Millie".
Holly goes to a private school with an excellent drama teacher. The kids that put on these shows are awesome. The acting is great, they are on top of it, never forgettting their words and they have a great cast for scene changes. The show last about 3 hours.
It's time for Holly and my Girls Night Out again. This year the drama class is putting on " Hello Dolly". I am so excited about this show, it should be a really great and it will be …

Rubber Bands

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Ever wonder who invented them? The rubber band was
patented in Australia on March 17, 1845 by Stephen
Perry Bobstein.

They have been used for so many things from

making rubber band balls to shooting at each
other, from holding papers to being used as a
fastener for a garment.

The largest rubber band ball was created by Office

Max, it came in at 4594 pounds, circumference of
19 feet and took 175, 000 rubber bands. Not a
ball your child could bounce around or roll back and forth!
I can see that one bouncing down the hill now.

My favorite has been the use of them as a gun.

Now it is not something I do all the time but
I have been known to shoot a few.

About 15 days before leaving my last job, a new

young guy came to work there. He was a quite
sort, but he could shoot out one liners really well.
An easy guy to like and for some reason him and
I hit it off with the rubber band fights. It was a
daily thing for the two of us to shoot a few at
each other in passing, or…..to seek each other
out ju…
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It’s spring and I love to listen to the birds singing outside. Alas, I am not feeding them anymore for fear of bringing the squirrels back to the yard but I figure they will not starve to death.

I have never wanted a bird for a pet but I have had
friends that have had them. My sister in law, Lori has one and so does my brother. Lori got hers first, actually my brother Ray got it as a gift for her. I can’t remember how long she has had Lola but I want to say about five or six years now. Lola is a pretty little colorful bird. She is a one woman bird! When Lori first got her she would not let anyone else handle her. I love animals, esp. if they belong to someone else and I don’t have to care for them. So I was drawn to Ms. Lola only she loved to take plugs out of my hands and fingers.

I used to house and animal sit for
Ray and Lori a lot and I was so determined that Ms. Lola was going to like me. So we started with me telling her that if I took her out of the cage and she bite, pecked or t…

The Things I Love

I was reading a friends blog today,
http://www.lifebythecreek.blogspot.com/
and she was talking about another blog she
follows and how this blogger was trying to get
from other bloggers a list of 200 things that we
all love. What an awesome way to get everyone

involved.

So that is what my blog will be about today,

what I love.

I love my kids, Amber who is 28 and Cory who is 21.
I love my two grandson’s, Caleb-8 years old and

DJ, AKA Peanut who is 4 months old. This is a given
to love your kids I would think.

I love my brothers Ray and Mark. Both have been

there for me many times. Both so different in many
ways from each other and totally different then
I am. I love their families, their wives and their
kids. Which gives me three
nephews and 3 nieces.

I love my Mom, who also has been there many,

many times for me. She is also the reason I am
an artist today. Almost nine years ago she
saw some of my sketches and felt I needed
to get into painting. She located a my teacher

and to this day I have pro…

What's up with Mother Nature?

What is it with Mother Nature? Just yesterday it was
80 degrees here in the Nashville area. Pretty, sunny
and just down right nice!

Today however, its 43 right, cloudy and down right
COLD. Mother Nature is messing with us, giving us
a taste of spring only to rip it away and tell us that it
looks like winter is not over yet.

I see where parts of North Dakota got slammed with
snow blizzards yesterday and I guess I could be thankful
that we don’t have that here…oh wait, maybe not blizzards
but on the radio just a few minutes ago they are calling for
sleet, snow and rain tonight. Yippee, what happen to the
warmth of yesterday?

The weather sure has changed over the years. I can remember
living here in Nashville where as a child it was nothing to get
3 to 6 inches of snow a couple times a winter. Now, we get
what they call a dusting. I love snow, I love to watch it fall,
to look at it covering the ground (of course that is before
anyone gets out to mess it up)…but I love it like this if I
don’t have to get ou…
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Squirrels

Yesterday on my drive home, windows down, wind blowing in
my hair a squirrel ran out in front of me and before I knew it
my car took on a mind of its own and started to veer off towards
him. The car did not hit him, those critters are so fast……but
oh how I aimed….I mean how my car aimed at him!

Why would I aim (yes, I will own up to it now) at a small
little critter like a squirrel? I use to think they were cute
and fun to watch as I sat on the deck. But, I did have issues
with them eating all the seed I put out for the birds. Little
did I know that over the years of feeding the birds, I was
probably drawing more of those cute, fun, no good, pest
to my yard!

This winter I found out just how not so cute they can be
when I started to hear a noise in my attic above my bed
one morning. I did not think a lot of it since the squirrels
usually ran across the roof from time to time. A few days
later while making the bed I heard them again, only being
more awake I realized that they sou…

Spring Has Sprung

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Spring is here, everything is in bloom.

Fall is normally my favorite time of the year. I love the cool evening breeze and the reds, oranges, and yellows of the beautiful trees as the leaves change. Spring comes and brings its own bright colors, so full of life and hope. Enjoy the beautiful colors, God's painting. Pam




What Aphrodisiac Are You?

What an interesting question. Don’t you think?
I took a quiz on the internet called, “What Girl

Scout Cookie Are You?”
Upon taking that quiz and finding out what kind

of “cookie” I am, I sent it out to some friends of
mine so that they could also see what kind they
were. Mine seemed to be right about me, plus it
said I was a Peanut Butter Tagalong! My FAV
Girl Scout cookie! Interesting…and the descript
that went with it was:

You are creative and artistic. When you think,

you tend to think big. You go for the drama.
You love excitement and passion…even if it
gets you in trouble.
You are intense and a little self centered.

You can be quite full of yourself (but not without
reason).
You tend to be very indulgent. If you feel like

having something, you go ahead and treat yourself.

Well, after I sent that quiz out, my friend Nancy,

sent me one titled “What Aphrodisiac Are You?”….of
course I was going to take that one also. I am not
sure how much the description covers me but the
aphrodisiac does…

From the past

While at work Tuesday, having a rough day, lack of
sleep the night before then finding out about my friends
passing, I get a call from my Mother.

The call went something like this:
Mom: Pam, you will never guess who
I got a call from today?
Me: No Mom, I have no clue.
Mom: Someone you know.
Me: Mom, I still have no clue, I know
a lot of people.

After that little bit of interesting conversation, she
told me it was a guy by the name of Sal. Yep, that
one is from the past. He had called her looking for
numbers for me.
Now the story:

In 1978 I took my little brother (he is now 46, so to say
little brother seems strange these days) to Orlando Fla.
for a bike (BMX) race. He was really into that and we
traveled around some to different states for some races.
Mom, Mark and I loaded up in my Horizon and headed
out one winter day with about 6 inches of snow on the
ground here in Nashville (that was where we got snow).
Got to Fla. and it was a beautiful 70 something degees. I loved it.

Well, for those of you who know …

Loss of a Friend

The loss of a friend is not easy.
Yesterday I learned that a friend of mine, which happens
to also be one of my best friend's aunt past on. Aunt Jane
turned 89 years old last October. She was a spitfire.
Always laughing and joking, yet always the lady.

I met Aunt Jane years and years ago, not actually
sure at what point since Debbie and I have been friends
for 28 years. But this woman was always so super nice
to me, invited me to visit and always wanted to see me
when she was in town.

Jane began to slow down about a year ago. But a few
months back she had what they think was a small stroke.
From there the memory started to go and within the last
few weeks she went down hill really fast. Although her
home was in Memphis TN. she had been spending the last
8 or so months with her son and his wife in SC. It became
clear that after falling and not being so sure on her feet that
she needed to just stay with them.

I remember once when she was here and I drove a big pick up
truck, we were going to go to din…
More on the 1st cruise….
Lori, Jessy, and Sean and I were in line to board the ship.
Two guys, both from another country, took their tickets.
They went to take mine and I thanked them. Must have
been the Southern accent, cause they asked where I was from.
After telling them right outside of Nashville, they asked me “where
beer for my horse and whiskey for my men are from”!

We got a good laugh from that, headed on up to the room. About an
hour later we went to an indoor restaurant to wait until our bags
made it to the room. Their was this young waiter dancing around
as he worked. He walked past our table a couple of times and I
proceeded to dance in my seat. Well, nothing doing, he had to get me
up and dance me around. More laughs, when my sister in law, Lori
looked at me and said “what is it with you, I can’t take you anywhere…
they are not paying attention to me like that”!

I figure they could tell the kids were her’s and she was sporting that wedding
ring. The next day we were laying around the poo…

Cruise 2003

In October 2003, my sweet sister in law, Lori and my
niece and nephew went on our first cruise. I was so excited
when Lori asked me to go along with her and the kids.
Our trip started out with us flying first into Maimi and
boarding our ship there.

We were to go to Nassau Bahama, Coco Cay and then to Key
West, Fla. I know I was so excited that I must have called Lori
two and three times a day for weeks.

First off, I had not seen the ocean since I was two years old
and here I was going to be floating on it for four days! Plus,
I had not flown since I was 18 years old, 25 years. This was a
couple years after 9/11 so you would have thought that maybe
there would have been some fear there. No there was not, I was just
to excited about my cruising vacation.

We traveled via Royal Caribbean on the Majesty of the Sea's ship.
Beautiful. I was so impressed with Royal Caribbean. Our stewart for
our room met us in the hall, introduced himself and he never forgot our
name. Pass him in the hall and spoke to you…